By Justine McEnerney
May 11, 2022: The annual “Spring into the Arts” Festival, a Bronxville School student art celebration, resumed after a hiatus due to the pandemic.
The arts festivities kicked off with a live “Open Mic Night” performance on March 24 at the Bronxville Public Library. Student members of the Bronxville Arts Society Club sponsored the event, where fellow high school students performed musical numbers in front of a live audience. A small reception was held afterward to celebrate their extraordinary talents.
Following “Open Mic Night,” the entire Bronxville community was invited to walk around downtown to view selected artworks by Bronxville students placed in the windows of local businesses from March 25 to March 30, 2022. The framed artwork was selected by the Bronxville School Art Department faculty, who then curated the installation. Their intention was for the artwork and the window displays to complement one another, which was successfully executed.
Downtown windows got a lot of attention during the “Art Stroll.” A scavenger hunt, community art project, and prizes were given out to ensure that there were many opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the student artwork.
Thank you to Candy Rox, who distributed prizes to all the children who completed the Art Scavenger Hunt.
A special thanks to Bronxville School Art teacher Courtney Alan, Bronxville School PTA President, Jennifer Heathwood and the PTA Art Council for organizing the event.
PTA Art Council Tri Chairs: Lyndal Vermette, Justine McEnerney and Bridget Lockwood
Parent Volunteers: Kristin Woolery Laura Busker Ashley Gramins Kelly Fezza Leslie Kao Vickery Barnett Monica Malpass
It was wonderful to see the community come out to support the Bronxville School students’ talents and enjoy downtown in the spring. We look forward to next year’s celebration.
Photo courtesy Justine McEnerney
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art
171 White Plains Rd
99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708