Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Tuesday, July 5

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Occurring the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm EST – both live in person & simulcast on Zoom for anyone who wants to perform or watch, but can’t make it physically – our Comedy Open Mics follow a traditional format, where comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform.
Our Summer dates are: Tuesday, July 5th • Tuesday, August 2nd • Tuesday, September 6th
INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+
Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org.
Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)

Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)

Saturday, July 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs and join us under the stars for another FREE Stand Up Comedy Showcase (intended for 18+) down at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park’s Concert Stage! 

featuring comedians Tim Deery, Allen Enlow, Debbie Bazza, Dave Vadala, Jilberto Soto, Ruthy Ferrera, and Tony Papadog (see bio’s below)

Please pre-register with dobref@wlsmail.org to sign up (max 4 people/sign up) and indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for.

show starts 7pm EST • open lawn seating area 

FURTHER INFO…
donations
While the event is FREE, we will gladly accept ca$h donations for the performers (who are doing this event free for the library) on behalf of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
backup location/weather
If the weather is not looking good or the Dobbs Ferry Rec. Department needs the space to host what was a rained-out July 4th fireworks show the previous Saturday, our backup location will be our Community Room at the library, which can fit up to 75 people.
transportation
address: RR Station 11 Station Plaza Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

If you are driving in, our Village and Police Department were gracious enough to allow us free parking from 6pm-9:30pm at the Waterfront Park lot for the event, so just park where you can find a space, no special tag necessary.

For any arriving by rail, the park is located right next to the Dobbs Ferry Metro North Hudson Line train stop.
seating
The show will begin promptly at 7pm and run til roughly 9pm.  It is an open lawn seating area, so it is recommended you arrive by 6:30pm, as there are no assigned spaces.  We recommend bringing lawn chairs to sit in.  You are welcome to bring a picnic blanket, but keep in mind the ground could be cold or wet and your view may be obstructed by others who bring chairs.  We will not be providing seating.  
Please check in with our staff when you arrive with the last name/first name of the party who signed up, so that we can keep track of who came and have contact info if necessary.  
masking/social distancing
For face mask/social distance recommendations, please refer to the current CDC guidelines. We will not be policing mask wearing or seating distance.
food + drink
Hudson Social has some great food & drink and is located right across the parking lot.  Please keep in mind that seating gets tight, especially on the weekends, so make reservations if you plan on going (914) 478-3634.  There are also a number of great spots nearby to grab a bite and a brew before or after the show.
restrooms
The public restrooms at the park are open and a short walk north of the concert stage.  
filming 
This event may be filmed.  Being as such, there is a chance that you could wind up in the recording at any given point.  If this is an issue for you, we recommend that you not attend, as we will not be able edit around individual preferences.
these showcases are part of our Comedy on the Hudson Programming

BIO’S
Tim Deery


Tim is a performer, producer, and bookman, along with having been a salesman, mailman, and dozens of other man’s, man.

He made up his own college major (Performance Art) and they still let him graduate!  Since, his performances have included solo & sketch shows in Philadelphia, the Hudson Valley, and NYC, opening for Aziz Ansari, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, and more.  His film work includes starring roles in music videos for Wolf Face, Thomas Patrick Maguire, and Garrett Shore’s dramatic short The Matthew Principle.

As a Librarian Assistant for DFPL, Tim has run 6 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 37 Comedy Open Mic’s, 3 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 74 Cult Classic Movie Night‘s, which, if you’re keeping count, requires a lot of fingers & toes.

Allen Enlow


Allen is an actor, comedian, impressionist, singer, father, and some day hopes to be a functioning adult.

As an actor he has done 1 on 1 scenes with James Gandolfini in THE SOPRANOS and Rami Malek in MR ROBOT. One of these three went on to win an Oscar.

As a Stand-Up Comic, Big Al has opened for Soupy Sales & Joel Grey. He’s appeared on The Joan Lunden Show and headlined in Atlantic City. He also followed Andy Kaufman & Sam Kinison at three in the morning in New York City showcase clubs and lived to tell about it.

Allen has appeared on Broadway but didn’t know it; and Bette Midler “loved” him as a singing sportscaster in a musical that played slightly around the corner from Broadway.

Debbie Bazza


Debbie is a housewife and mother, a goal incessantly encouraged by her family. She’s raised two daughters and survived three marriages, experiences she weaves into her comedy with her signature style.

Debbie can work with all audience groups, including churches, fundraisers, clubs, and was a finalist on ABC’s The View’s “Most Hilarious Housewife Contest.” She is happily doing her stand-up, acting and working as a host.

Dave Vadala

Dave is a stage chewing Boston comic who’s performed in places like: The Comedy Studio (Bos), Flappers (LA), Broadway Comedy Club (NY,) and The Tiny Cupboard (NY).

He was awarded ‘Critics Choice,’ in the 2021 New York Comedy Fringe Festival (where he also won best of the fest!) and has also performed on many festivals including the Fingerlakes Music, Comedy & Cannabis Festival, and the The Big Apple Comedy Festival. Dave’s humor is somewhat limited by his intelligence but in some cases… super charged.

Jilberto Soto


Jilberto is a comic from Seattle who recently moved to NYC. He is corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night. His sexual and racial (Mexican) comedic style have often been referred to as personal yet embarrassing, by his older brother.

He performed his debut show “Even God Knew I was Gay and Butterfly” around different fringes (London, Seattle, Brighton, Chicago, Edinburgh) and hosts the popular I Hope This Ages Well podcast.

“He was born to be a comic.” – Chicago Fringe

Ruthy Ferrera

Ruthy Ferrera was born and raised in The Bronx in her mother’s friend’s Living Room, giving her automatic bragging rights to say she was born to entertain.  Ruthy is of Dominican descent and has the perfect command of the “Spanglish” language.

Also, when there was no such thing as direct deposit, Ruthy used to stuff Howard Stern’s paycheck in envelopes when she was employed at then, 92.3 K-ROCK radio station in Manhattan, back in the early 90’s?  Ruthy Ferrera was also the 1st comedian to open the new Copacabana after 40 years of comedy in the iconic venue.  Ruthy can be seen performing at many clubs in NYC.  Don’t be afraid to follow Ruthy on Facebook or IG.  Visit her website at: https://www.ruthyferrera.com/

Tony Papadog

Tony P has been making a name for himself on his way up the ranks of the tristate comedy scene the past few years, both earning his stripes and leaving his mark. A native New Yorker to his core, Tony P’s quick wit, no holds barred attitude, and unique take on life will leave you in stitches. Follow him on Instagram: @Tpapadog or Facebook: @Tony Papadog

 

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, July 11

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Webinar

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Webinar

Thursday, July 14

9:00 am - 10:00 am

WJCS, Nonprofit Westchester and Nonprofit New York friend Rich Leimsider was shocked and delighted to have all his federal student loans forgiven just last month under a special program waiver for public sector workers (Read his story here).

But the program ends in October 2022, so borrowers need to get informed and act fast. Rich will join us to share his experiences and outline the specific next steps for staff who may be able to do the same.

Who should attend: All nonprofit and government staff who think they may have any federal student loans, whether they’ve been working 1 or 20 years in public service. CEOs, Executive Directors, HR Directors, and HR Staff.

Cost: This webinar is FREE for all.

Review: the PSLF Help Tool here in advance of the webinar.

Registration is REQUIRED; register here!

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The Golden Age of Hollywood with Brian Rose via ZOOM (Registration)

The Golden Age of Hollywood with Brian Rose via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, July 14

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From the late 1920s through the end of World War II, studios like MGM, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and RKO would dominate film production, not only in America but throughout the world. The reasons for Hollywood’s success during this period are intriguing.  Despite the economic problems posed by the Depression, the studios became virtual entertainment factories, with each studio producing more than 50 movies a year. The legacy of these years of frenzied activity are among the best-loved, and most significant films, ever made. This presentation will examine the forces that made Hollywood the giant of global film-making and the special nature of its achievements during its Golden Age, including discussions of studio politics and economics, the star system, and the nature of the movie-going experience. There will also be an analysis of why this period was so short-lived and of Hollywood’s desperate attempts, beginning in the 1950s, to recapture its faded glory.

Register for the ZOOM link here.

BRIAN ROSE is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America. His zoom lectures on film and television history have been presented at the Smithsonian, the 92nd St Y., and at JCCs and libraries throughout the country.

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, July 18

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Cult Classic Movie Night: Streets of Fire

Cult Classic Movie Night: Streets of Fire

Thursday, July 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the beloved Rock ‘n’ Roll fable Streets of Fire (1984/Rated PG/94 min/Action, Crime, Drama) this July, with special guest host Tommy P.!
When superstar Ellen Aim is kidnapped by the leader of a vicious biker gang, her old flame Tom Cody returns home to free her.  Featuring songs by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks and Dan Hartman.
Starring Diane Lane, Michael Paré and Willem Dafoe
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON:
  • At 7pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System  or B. any of these streaming options:

  • At 8:35pm EST, join us for our always lively Film Discussion *SIMULCAST ON ZOOM* (Meeting ID: 880 3125 6216, Passcode: 779966), where you never know who might show up!

To see one of our previous CCMN film discussions, check out our interview with Makeup/Special Effects Artist Dan Frye (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Dr. Who)

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, July 25

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Lunch and Learn Pre-Retirement Seminar with a representative from the Social Security Administration via ZOOM (Registration)

Lunch and Learn Pre-Retirement Seminar with a representative from the Social Security Administration via ZOOM (Registration)

Tuesday, July 26

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Navigating and planning for the next chapter of life can be confusing. The Social Security Administration will present a lunch and learn seminar to provide information on how to plan and access these services to help you plan for your retirement.

This pre-retirement seminar is meant to provide an overview of the types of benefits that social security offers, including, retirement, survivors, spousal and children’s benefits. The presentation will also cover Medicare and when may be the best time to apply. The presenter will also go over the multiple online tools Social Security Administration provides to help people prepare for retirement.

Register for the ZOOM link here.

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, August 1

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Tuesday, August 2

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Occurring the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm EST – both live in person & simulcast on Zoom for anyone who wants to perform or watch, but can’t make it physically – our Comedy Open Mics follow a traditional format, where comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform.
Our remaining Summer dates are: Tuesday, August 2nd • Tuesday, September 6th
INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+
Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org.
Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, August 8

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Cult Classic Movie Night: Tremors

Cult Classic Movie Night: Tremors

Thursday, August 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the epic monster-horror-comedy classic Tremors (1990/Rated PG-13/96 min/Comedy, Horror) this August, with special guest host Tommy P.!

Perfection, Nevada – a sleepy desert town where life is quiet and nothing extraordinary ever happens. That is, until underground, people-eating monsters come calling.

starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON:

  • At 7pm EST (or at your leisure), screen the film using: A. a physical copy via our Westchester Library System  or B. any of these streaming options:

  • At 8:40pm EST, join us for our always lively Film Discussion *SIMULCAST ON ZOOM* (Meeting ID: 880 3125 6216, Passcode: 779966), where you never know who might show up!

To see one of our previous CCMN film discussions, check out our interview with Makeup/Special Effects Artist Dan Frye (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Dr. Who)

Follow us on Instagram: @CultClassicMovieNight

Questions?  Email TDeery@wlsmail.org

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New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

New Caregivers Circle Outdoors at the Library

Monday, August 15

10:30 am - 10:50 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Program will be outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will be in the Community Room.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Email dobchildref@wlsmail.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the children’s room for information and to sign up.

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Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Comedy Open Mic (live in-person + simulcast)

Tuesday, September 6

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Occurring the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm EST – both live in person & simulcast on Zoom for anyone who wants to perform or watch, but can’t make it physically – our Comedy Open Mics follow a traditional format, where comedians new and old — who want to work on new jokes, change old ones, or just experiment — sign up and get 5 minutes apiece to perform.
INTENDED FOR AUDIENCE 18+
Pre-registration REQUIRED for first timers —> Email TDeery@wlsmail.org.
Show reminder with Zoom link will be sent out the day before each month’s mic to everyone already on the performer & audience list.
For more info about our comedy nights, check out our Comedy on the Hudson page.

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