77th Annual Chappaqua Strawberry Festival

Stawberry Festival


Horace Greeley High School Chappaqua presents its Senior Musical


Horace Greeley High School presents its Senior Musical

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe (Greeley grad!) and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach

Director: Chris Schraufnagel
Musical Director: Howard Kilik
Choreographer: Linda Duci-Kilik

Principal Roles:
Elle Woods: Emma Freeman
Warner: Owen Gatto
Emmett: Alex Martinez
Paulette: Hayley Beach
Callahan: Sam Bueti
Vivienne: Chloe Fein

Parent Producers:
Rhonda Donovan
Nancy Marks
Kym Vanderbilt
Pam Wright

Every year Chappaqua’s Horace Greeley High School presents its Senior Musical. This year, the seniors will present Legally Blonde, The Musical on April 3rd, April 4th and April 5th. We are thrilled to offer this production written by one of our own Greeley grads, Laurence O’Keefe (1989). On March 2nd, Mr. O’Keefe, composer of Legally Blonde and Batboy: The Musical, visited Greeley to discuss his latest project, Heathers: The Musical. O’Keefe, along with his co-writers, collaborators, and cast members of Heathers, discussed the process of mounting a new production, as well as previewing numbers from his new show opening in NYC later in March. As an added bonus, members of our own Legally Blonde cast had the opportunity to preview numbers from our show for Mr. O’Keefe.

Over 200 Greeley seniors are participating in this production—our biggest turnout ever! The partnership between the local business community and the Horace Greeley High School is an integral part of this event. The Senior Musical is performed 4 times to sell-out crowds and seen by over 2,000 people in the Chappaqua community. The profits from the musical will go to fund scholarships provided by the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund (HGSF). The HGSF is a not-for-profit grant providing organization that helps Greeley students fund their college educations by filling the gap between the actual cost of tuition and living expenses and whatever other financial aid and loans are available to them. The Greeley PTA is an integral part of this volunteer run production and has recently joined the Chappaqua Chamber of Commerce to facilitate the partnership between the local merchants, the PTA and the Scholarship Fund.

Concessions will make a big splash this year as we welcome our audience into “Elle’s Sweet Shop.” A pink extravaganza selling artisanal baked goods, pink candy, flowers and adorable toy Bruisers (Elle’s Chihuahua from the show). Concessions will be set up like an old-fashioned candy shop. T-shirts and DVDs will also be available for sale.

Tickets are on sale now at our online box office on the Greeley homepage http://hg.ccsd.ws/ or the following link: http://sellingticket.com/hghs. Tickets are going quickly!!

Remember, all profits support the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund!

Please email greeleyseniormusical2014@gmail.com Attn: Pam Wright if you have any questions or would like further information about the show. Hope to see you there!

Currently on View at the Horace Greeley House in Chappaqua

Downton Chappy – Costumes of the Downton Abby Era

Our new exhibit  features costumes from the Society’s extensive collection and is based on the popular TV series, Downton Abbey.   Lady Grantham and her daughters always wore the latest elegant fashions of the 1920s and 30s.  The soft fabrics, lavish beading and embroidery on their dresses help set the story tone. Happily, we have similar dresses here in Chappaqua.  We have a stunning satin and lace wedding gown as well as dresses suitable for receiving guests at home or at the opera.  Also on view is a selection of beaded bags, long gloves and hats. One is a silver cap perfect to slip over a head of bobbed hair and dance the Charleston. Stop in for a treat, and decide who had more style: the blue bloods of Downton Abbey, or the ladies of Chappaqua. The exhibit runs through the year and may be viewed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment  914 238-4666

  New Castle’s Beginnings – Our Founding Farms

Our 2013 exhibit  traces our town’s origins from Native American lands through the farms of the nineteenth century, to the estates and housing developments that turned New Castle into the community we know today.  A focus on several local farms and their products will be featured – Sutton Farm, Dodges Farm, Brann Farm, Taylor and Annadale Farms, and of course the Greeley Farm. The exhibit will run through the year at the Greeley House, 100 King St, Chappaqua NY.  The hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment  914 238-4666


June 16th: 82nd Annual Graduation Horace Greeley High School Chappaqua


Horace Greeley High School will hold its 82nd graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m. on the school’s Competition Field.

Tickets are not required and additional parking is available at Chappaqua Crossing.

This year’s valedictorian is Sasha Zemsky, and the salutatorian is Juliana Posen.

Other speakers include:

Jackie Seltzer, Class President

Tim Bloom

Student Council President

Robert Rhodes, Principal

Michele Glenn, Class Principal

Victoria Tipp, Board of Education President

Dr. Lyn McKay, Superintendent of Schools

Music will be performed by the Horace Greeley High School Band under the direction of Dr. Raymond Lucia.

Chappaqua Central School District