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The 27th Annual Yonkers Riverfest, held along the majestic Hudson River, will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 14th, from Noon to 7:00PM 

Riverfest is more than just a festival, it is a celebration of community. It is a time to reunite with friends and family. A time for grandparents to sit with their grandchildren and listen to the some of the greatest songs from each generation.


The 27th Annual Yonkers Riverfest is a FREE event to the public that draws more than 15,000 people to Yonkers Downtown, one of the biggest events in Westchester!

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Chappaqua Library & Town of New Castle present:

Author talk and lecture: The Girl and the Tiger

Wed. Sept. 18  - 7:00 PM

Naturalist Paul Rosolie discusses his novel about a young girl trying to save a tiger in the changing landscape of a modernizing India. Informed by a decade of research of endangered species in the rainforests-plus experiences with the legends of local people in remote villages-this gripping story explores our relationship to the natural world.

Mr. Rosolie is a conservationist, naturalist, explorer, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker and his work to preserve ecosystems and wildlife around the world.

Cosponsors: Federated Conservationists of Westchester County & Friends of Chappaqua Library

Library programs are free and open to the public.


Note: Click here for recent interview with the author on CBS This Morning!

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Chappaqua Library & Town of New Castle present:

Celebrate 2019 NYC Climate Week as we join with 5 Westchester Audubon groups for a screening of a film depicting how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.


Cosponsors: Bedford Audubon, Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon, Central Westchester Audubon, Hudson River Audubon, Saw Mill River Audubon, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County  and Town of New Castle All library programs are free and open to the public.

Leading disaster and climate change law expert

Rob Verchick will present

“Lights Out: Climate Resilience and Energy Justice”

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University announced today that Rob Verchick will give the 2019 Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law. Mr. Verchick holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans and is a nationally recognized expert in climate change law. His talk, Lights Out: Climate Resilience and Energy Justice, will take place on the Haub Law campus on September 26th at 5 p.m.

“As home to the #1 ranked environmental law program in the nation, Haub Law is proud to host scholars and practitioners from around the world to speak to our students and faculty about pressing environmental challenges to help develop solutions,” said Interim Associate Dean & Executive Director of the Environmental Law Program Katy Kuh. “We look forward to welcoming Rob Verchick to campus to speak about the intersection of the energy system and climate change.”

The lecture will focus on how energy policy affects climate impacts. Verchick argues that making the nation’s energy grid climate-ready requires forward-looking policies that will spur change in technology, operations, and markets. Such reforms are barely under way, and still more are needed.

“From rancid food to emergency-room nightmares, communities take a punch when the lights go out,” said Kerlin lecturer Rob Verchick. “The nation’s aging power grid leaves us very susceptible to such risks. And the growing intensity of floods and storms on account of climate change make things even worse. If we fail to account for the climate’s impact on our energy system and don’t start addressing them now, we’ll leave our children and grandchildren with a massive infrastructure problem—one that will affect their personal safety and economic well-being.” 

Rob Verchick is a leading expert in disaster and climate change law and a former EPA official in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans and is a Senior Fellow at Tulane. He also leads the Center for Progressive Reform, a think tank focused on health and the environment. He has written more than 60 articles and four books, including the award-winning, Facing Catastrophe. His podcast, CPR’s Connect the Dots, offers straight talk with policy experts on everything from food safety to pipeline wars. Verchick has spent a career studying environmental resilience. He has paddled swamps, scaled glaciers, and dived among endangered corals, all to understand what’s at stake and how we can protect the things we need—and love. Verchick graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard Law School. He divides his time between New Orleans and Whidbey Island, Washington.