February 2013

Ribbon-Cutting Event Wednesday, March 6 from 4-5:30pm Filling the Gap Between the Doctor’s Office and Hospital Emergency Room.  WHAT:  Ribbon-cutting event featuring activities and fun for kids, prizes and more!  Waiting for what can be hours in a hospital emergency room when you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury is now a thing of the past as MDxpress — a new walk-in medical facility, which will be open seven days a week including all holidays – gets ready to open its doors.  Top doctors and medical assistants will always be available to treat a variety of pediatric and adult non-life and limb threatening injuries and illnesses, including cuts requiring stitches, flu, strep and sore throats, sprains, burns, headaches, stomach aches, asthma, allergic reactions and much more. For the greatest convenience, MDxpress will have on-site digital x-ray and lab facilities as well.  WHEN:  Wednesday, March 6 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  WHO:  The facility, which will be open seven days a week including all holidays from 8am to 8pm, Mondays through Fridays and from 9am to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays.
MDxpress will offer appointments for school, camp and sports physicals.  Walk-ins are welcome, while scheduled appointments are also available.  WHERE:  MDxpress, 1030 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.

Fridays, February 8, March 15, April 19, May 10, June 14; 9:00 -10:00 am.   Join us on special Friday mornings for a before-Museum-hours gallery tour and refreshments. On each date, new moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers with babies in tow are invited to explore a different aspect of the current exhibition through interactive tours, discussions, and art activities. Breakfast snacks will be provided by Tazza Cafe.  Free for members, $10 non-members. For adults with children under 18 months. No reservations required. Crying babies are welcome!  Visit www.katonahmuseum.org.

“Beat the Winter Blues” at Colonial Terrace.  Colonial Terrace is hosting an afternoon of fun, food and live music to benefit Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services.  Featuring live band, “Robin and the Hoods” playing your favorite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s (www.robinandthehoods.com). Admission is $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Price includes: appetizers & unlimited soft drinks, coffee and dessert. Cash bar available. Proceeds will benefit Support Connection’s free support services and programs for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.  Hours: 2:00 pm -5:00 pm.  Location: Colonial Terrace, 19 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.  Purchase tickets by calling 914-962-6402 or visit beat.bpt.me.   E-mail: michelle.deieso@supportconnection.org.

Learn, practice & improve your singing in this small group (5 person max) singing class instructed be experienced proffessional vocalist, record engineer and coach to Americal Idol  &  The Voice finalist. Learn breathing, pitch, range,vibrato and how to sing your favorite songs.  Fun six week class is offered every month.  Eve Soto 914 659 9876.  For more info/register click here.

Due to the upcoming winter storm, the Hudson River Eaglefest on Saturday, February 9, will be re-scheduled to Sunday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.   This day-long salute to eagles will feature hikes to view eagles along the river and live birds of prey Demonstrations in the Eagle Theater, along with bus tours, storytelling, a tent brimming with children’s programs, and displays from 30 area organizations in a heated tent.   Parking is free; admission is charged for some events.   Croton Point Park is located on Croton Point Avenue in Croton-on-Hudson.  For more information, go to www.teatown.org/eaglefest.

Exposure to the world’s diverse cultures, customs, traditions and histories provide priceless educational opportunities for our children. Through the museum’s highly-popular Around the World programming, families have been able to experience cultural programs brought to life and explore the world without leaving Norwalk. This year, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is adding a new element to the program. In 2013, frequent Around the World participants can now achieve “World Traveler” status.

Since 2009, Stepping Stones has been taking children and parents to 12 different parts of the world each year. The museum features a different country each month, highlighting its people, its history and its customs.  Museum guests get an extensive look at that country’s culture through visual arts, hands-on activities, youth performers and engaging, interactive and fun performances from professional artists and musicians. Throughout the month, the designated country is represented on the museum’s walls with a map display and travel guide, in the Multimedia Gallery with a short film and interactive digital media floor games broadcast at various times each day and in the Family and Teacher Resource Center with the Around the World Bookshelf displaying children’s books about the featured country.  School vacation weeks are dedicated to Around the World programs and include special crafts, storytimes and activities.

From the program’s inception, participants have been receiving a keepsake Around the World “passport” that is stamped to keep track of each destination they have “visited.”   With the addition of this new “World Traveler” element to the Around the World program, Stepping Stones will register each child’s passport to keep track of his or her participation.  If a child “visits” at least 7 countries during the year, he or she will receive “World Traveler” status and will be invited to a special World Travelers’ breakfast event on December 14.

Experiencing the world’s diverse cultures can be enriching and rewarding.  Come on down to Stepping Stones Museum for Children, immerse yourself in a different way of life, get your passport stamped and become a world traveler.  Around the World programming is free with museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis.  Visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/ATW for more information. The Around the World program is sponsored in part by Gen Re.

FAMILY PROGRAMS:  Sunday, February 10 @ 1:00 p.m. Bird Hike: Stop by the Silver Educational Center at 1:00 p.m. to grab a pair of binoculars and head out into the forest with Todd DuPont to look for winter bird species and to check for early returning birds from their migration south. Our Red Maple Wetland will be a great place to check for our feathery friends.  Reservations are suggested, $5/Members, $10/Non-Members.
UPCOMING MARCH FAMILY PROGRAMS: Friday, March 1:  Science Session, Saturday, March 16:  Signs of Spring Hike, Sunday, March 31: Plants and People.  And more on general programming and classes — click here!
For more information please call 203-322-6971, send inquiries to Todd Dupont, Director of Children’s Education, at tdupont@bartlettarboretum.org , or check our website www.bartlettarboretum.org.