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Village Retrospective with Kendall Buchanan and Joyce Sharrock-Cole at Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, co-sponsored by Bethany Arts Community

February 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, February 10, 2023, 7:30-9PM
Fee: $15 per person
Location: Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, 67 Central Ave, Ossining, NY 10562


We are excited to announce our partnership with Hudson Valley Books for Humanity for this inaugural program in a series about the Village of Ossining, looking at its origins and the many generations of change that have shaped this eclectic community. Our host, Kendall Buchanan, is a third generation Ossining resident with a rich and dynamic history in this town. For this and every event, Kendall will interview an array of Ossining personalities, each conversation going deep inside the Villages’ culture and history.

Our first guest will be award-winning historian and genealogist Joyce Sharrock-Cole, whom many will recognize as Ossining’s Village Historian. Joyce is dedicated to helping others know themselves by knowing their family histories. A native of Ossining, Joyce’s groundbreaking work, particularly in the African American community, has been widely recognized.  In 2021, New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick awarded Joyce a History & Heritage Award from for her work in creating the Ossining COVID project and curating the revelatory Ossining Black History & Culture Exhibit at Bethany Arts Community, where she sits on the board. That same year, the Westchester County Historical Society appointed Joyce to serve as a Trustee on their board, and the Ossining Public Library named her Volunteer of the year for her work, which includes lead researcher for the Little Bertie County Genealogical Society. Her program at Ossining High School promotes self-discovery through genealogical research. She also just launched a genealogical research business, JSC Research LLC, where anyone can hire her to explore their own family roots.

Important Details About the Event

This event will be recorded. Doors will open at 7 PM, and we ask all attendees to arrive no later than 7:15 PM to grab a beverage and take your seats. Once seated, there will be no movement within the audience until taping ends at approximately 8:30 PM. At that point, the host will invite Q&A from the audience, and guests can move around the space.

To help defray the A/V costs, we are charging $15 per person. This will include one beverage of your choice. Please RSVP here.

About Your Host

Following an early foray into broadcast radio, Kendall Buchanan has built an impressive resume of musical performance at such venues as The Urban Arts Corp in New York City, Medgar Evers College, Avery Fisher hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, and The Ed Sullivan Theater. He has recorded with jazz legend Sonny Shamrock, and has toured the U.S. and Europe with his bass guitar. Kendall continues to perform in and around the Hudson Valley with his band Sundad.


February 10, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bethany Arts Community
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67 Central Ave
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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