YoFi Fest Begins Sunday; NY Woman Goes Topless at AfroPunk Fest After Double Mastectomy

 

Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: YoFi Fest Begins Sunday; New York Woman Goes Topless at Festival After Double Mastectomy; MORE.

1.)  More than 100 films will be viewed over eight days during the Yonkers Film Festival from Oct. 16-23. Get the details from lohud below:

Yonkers Film Festival expands to 8 days

What began three years ago as a handful of independently produced films shown at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers has grown into an event that spans eight days and six locations, and now includes Oscar-winning filmmakers and venues in three communities. The venues have also grown to include Sarah Lawrence College and Alamo Drafthouse.

Get your tickets and learn more about the festival below:

YoFiFest Film Festival

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2.) Ericka Hart, 30, is a “cancer warrior.” In an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer and reclaim her sexuality, she recently went topless during Brooklyn’s Afropunk Fest after having a double mastectomy.

Not only is this New York woman brave, but she is exquisitely beautiful. Learn more about Hart below from Mail Online:

Woman who underwent double mastectomy goes topless at music festival

Ericka Hart, 30, from Brooklyn, New York, went topless to Afropunk Fest to encourage discussion around the issue of breast cancer The survivor was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May 2014 aged 28 and now has the all-clear She has been inundated with messages of support since sharing pictures

3.) Today’s headlines:

Astorino pitches ice skating, hockey rinks for Kensico Dam Plaza

Some of the money for the rinks is already allocated, the rest of it will be included in Astorino’s $300 million capital proposal VALHALLA – Ice skating and hockey could be coming back to the Kensico Dam Plaza’s reflecting pool.

 

Westchester and Putnam Land Trusts Protect Nature Preserve in Southeast

SOUTHEAST, NY – The 81-acre Garden Recreational Preserve is now permanently protected thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the Putnam County Land Trust and the Westchester Land Trust. Named in honor of the family that generously donated the property, the Preserve has been owned by PCLT and managed as a public sanctuary since 2014.

Scientist Seeks To Cure The World’s Most Dangerous Viruses

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Research scientist Rong Xu has dedicated her career to finding cures for some of the world’s most dangerous viruses including HIV, HCV, Malaria and Ebola. That work eventually led her to Profectus BioSciences Inc. in Tarrytown, where she leads a team that designs experiments and uncovers some of the biggest issues facing the anti-bacterial and anti-virus world.

LWV Offers Non-Partisan Info on the 53 Races on Westchester’s Nov. 8 Ballots

In addition to the candidates for President of the United States, Westchester County ballots have candidates for 53 other races: one United States Senate seat and all Congressional seats, the New York State Senate and Asssembly seats, a special election for Westchester County’s District Attorney, and a handful of local elections.

Fashion Meets Philanthropy at Fall Luxe Fashion Event

From Pediatric Cancer Foundation : The Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF) celebrated its 46th year in style on October 6 at its annual fall event, Fashion Meets Philanthropy. The event, which recognized the Foundation’s donors, took place at The Westchester in collaboration with Harper’s BAZAAR.