What To Do In Yonkers This Week

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A discussion on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is just one of the events happening in Yonkers this week. Photo Credit: Flickr user cliff1066

YONKERS, N.Y. – Here are some of the top events in the city this weekend. For more events in and around Yonkers, see our expanded events calendar.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Now He Belongs to the Ages: President Dies at Assassin’s Hand: 7:30 p.m. Adults are invited to the Will Library as John Muranelli will discuss the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and the aftermath. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave.

Thursday, Feb. 28

ArtSpeak Workshop: Picture this in Words: 4 p.m.  Listen and learn as Poet-in-Residence Golda Solomon guides you through the creative writing process.  Solomon, an experienced workshop facilitator, communications teacher and spoken word performer, will pass along tips on how to share your work with an audience and give pointers on performance jitters. To sign up for the Writing Workshops email info@bluedoorgallery.org or sign-up in person at the gallery. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

True Light Revealed: A Free Film Series for Black History Month: 4:30 p.m. The Yonkers’ Public Library’s free film series for Black History Month continues. A series of powerful films will be shown throughout the month that tells the stories and experiences of blacks after slavery. On Monday, “The Color of Fear” will be screened. Watch as eight men, two African-American, two Latino, two Asian-American and two Caucasian, are gathered by director Lee Mun Wah for a dialog on the state of race relations in America as seen through their eyes. Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center.

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