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Famed Humorist to Appear at Hometown Fundraiser


March 20, 2017
“At Easter, each person was issued a potted hyacinth, and we'd sing a song that had a lot of "alleluias" in it, and every time we'd get to one, we'd all hoist our pots over our heads. This is the truth. Remember it next time somebody tells you Episcopalians never really get loose.” ”—Dave Barry

Best-selling humorist and author Dave Barry returns to Westchester County this spring where he will speak before a live audience in his hometown of Armonk, N.Y. “Dave Barry: A Homecoming” will occur Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30p.m., at the North Castle Public Library’s Whippoorwill Hall in Armonk, NY. General Admission is $50 per person. An exclusive reception with the author begins at 6p.m. There a few remaining reserved tickets that can be purchased at EventBrite.

Barry is a columnist with the Miami Herald. He joined the Herald in 1983. Barry attended elementary and middle school in Armonk, and was voted “Class Clown” when he graduated in 1965 from Pleasantville High School. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper columns in 1988, and has since written more than 30 books, including the Peter and the Star Catcher series. This past September, he published his latest called Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland.

Barry has been called the “Mark Twain of the Baby Boomer Generation.” Often, he writes about childhood and parenting, including his days in Armonk, where he and his family attended St. Stephen’s Church, located in the historic Bedford Road District on Route 22 near Interstate 684. The church is currently celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Proceeds raised by the Barry appearance will fund capital improvements at St. Stephen’s. The church’s parish hall serves as a meeting and service facility for a number of Westchester County non profits, including the North Castle Boy Scouts. The Treasures Consignment store is also based at the hall. Treasures is a significant contributor to the Mt. Kisco Food Pantry.

Copies of Barry’s newest book Best. State. Ever. will be available for purchase on site. The author will sign books following his appearance.


An Evening with Dave Barry

Feb. 23, 2017
Enjoy the wit and wisdom of Dave Barry on Thursday April 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the North Castle Library’s Whippoorwill Hall. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 25 at https://www.eventbrite.com/ .

Barry was born in Armonk and attended Byram Hills School district. He graduated from Pleasantville High School, which was where Byram Hills students graduated prior to the building of Byram Hills High School.

Best selling author Dave Barry is a leading American humorist who has written many comedic novels. His collection includes Best. State. Ever.: A Floriday Man Defends His Homeland, Big Trouble, Tricky Business Dave Barry Turns 40, Dave Barry’s Greatest Hits, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, Homes and Other Black Holes, Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States, and Dave Barry Turns 50, among many more titles. Book sales and signing will be available at the event.

Ticket sales will help to improve the community facilities at Armonk’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Reserved seating and reception for 60 tickets are available for $100, reserved seating of 125 tickets for general admission are on sale for $50, and three wheelchair accessible seats are available at $50. Additional handling fees apply. $100 reserved seating begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. To order tickets by phone, please call 914-273-3812 (message service available when not staffed).