If you tend to stroll Westchester Avenue in Port Chester, you may have noticed some unusual goings-on inside the former Irv’s Stationery storefront. A T-shirt in the window says “Made in Port Chester – Hecho en Port Chester.” Now I’ve learned what’s behind that.
A class at SUNY Purchase College, “Art for Social Change,” has been operating out of the storefront during the spring. The students developed a series of community projects including bilingual art classes, women’s self-defense training and “multi-ethnic bread sharing.” Most were geared toward encouraging the different groups of people in town to mix, Professor Christopher Robbins says. The space was lent by owner Howie Ravikoff.
There’s an open house Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address is 233 Westchester Ave. between Las Brisas restaurant and the public library.