September 2013

Talk to the Animals
An exciting event for families interested in preschool, prekindergarten, or kindergarten at Barat Center and Convent of the Sacred Heart.  Your child will travel on Safari with Critter Caravan. You will have an opportunity to learn about the Early Childhood science curriculum and admission process.  Friday, November 8 at 1:30pm.  Please RSVP to the Admission Office at Convent of the Sacred Heart at 203.532.3534 or www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionEvents.

Petite Picassos
Calling all artists! Visit Sacred Heart and get creative!  Families interested in preschool through fourth grade are invited to join us for this artistic afternoon.  Your daughter will have the opportunity to create various art projects. You will have the opportunity to learn about the art curriculum and admission process at Barat Center and Convent of the Sacred Heart.  Friday, October 25 from 4:00-5:30 pm.  Please RSVP to the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionEvents

Convent of the Sacred Heart Open House: Grades K-12
Visit us and learn about Sacred Heart! The morning will be full of activity and excitement giving parents and students a glimpse into all the opportunities available at Convent of the Sacred Heart. The program will include tours conducted by current CSH students, the opportunity to meet faculty and administration, in addition to classroom demonstrations, question and answer sessions and a student panel discussion on life at CSH.  Saturday, November 2 at 9 a.m.  Please RSVP to the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionEvents

Barat Center for Early Childhood Education Open House
Families interested in our preschool and prekindergarten programs are invited to spend the afternoon in Barat Center. This child friendly event will allow your son or daughter to explore the classroom while you learn about the Barat Center curriculum from our Early Childhood faculty and administration.  Friday, November 15 at 1:30, Friday, January 24 at 1:30.  Please RSVP to the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionEvents

Convent of the Sacred Heart Kindergarten Sneak Peek
Visit us and learn about the kindergarten program at Convent of the Sacred Heart! The head of Lower School, academic specialists and kindergarten teachers will share curriculum highlights and school mission. Parents will have the opportunity to visit kindergarten classrooms, meet our teachers, and see our students in action!  Thursday, November 14 from 9-11, Thursday, January 16 from 9-11.  Please RSVP to the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionEvents

Convent of the Sacred Heart Admission Tour Day
See Sacred Heart and Barat Center in action! Prospective parents are invited to visit the School anytime on the following dates between 9 am and Noon. Tours will be conducted by current parents. The Admission Office staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide age-appropriate admission materials. We look forward to meeting you!  Tour Day Dates:  October 9, 2013, November 6, 2013, December 11, 2013, January 15, 2014.  RSVP www.cshgreenwich.org/admissionEvents

Convent of the Sacred Heart, 1177 King Street, Greenwich, CT 06830, 203.532.3534, www.cshgreenwich.org.

jwtumblesWe provide exceptional parent-and-me style gym classes, concert-style music classes, a Kidville University preschool alternative program, birthday parties, and drop-off events.  At JW Tumbles Rye Brook, nurture each child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn though play.   Our unique programs help build upon social and developmental skills in a confident and comfortable environment. As you watch your child develop a more confident, capable mind and body, you’ll understand why JW Tumbles truly is “a learning playground”.
Visit our site here or call us at 914-251-0555.

babymassageFun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself.  In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate weight gain and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea and teething irritability.   Great opportunity to meet other moms, and for your baby to make friends too!   Locations: KTI, Port Chester; The Temperance Center, Eastchester; Wainwright House, Rye.  Call 914-960-8808 or visit www.bonaccordmassage.com/Baby-Massage-Workshops.html

Enjoy a wilderness walk on nature trails that wind their way through wetlands and woodlands with rare wildlife, plants, dramatic rock formations, soaring tulip trees and dozens of different species of birds. Your guides will describe the flora and fauna and the grass roots efforts that saved this beautiful area from development.   Co-hosted by WLT and Pound Ridge Land Conservancy.  Sunday, September 29,1 PM.  Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve.  Trailhead parking entrance at Upper Shad Road.  Guides: Paul Zofnass, WWW/ZFP founder & Krista Munger, PRLC Land Steward.  The event is part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble.  Find out more at www.westchesterlandtrust.org.

turtlecove250Turtle Cove Golf Center is New York area’s premiere golf practice range, featuring private full-swing practice stations, PGA instruction, miniature golf, batting cages, event space, sports camps, located in Pelham Bay Park minutes from Manhattan and Westchester County.  Turtle Cove Golf Academy’s program provides young golfers, ages 7-15 with a fun, safe environment to learn the game of golf. Students work with our friendly, experienced teaching professionals to develop all areas of the game. Our 10:1 student to instructor ratio ensures that they’ll get a solid foundation of the game. PGA professionals can design a program for your entire family.  1 City Island Road, Pelham Bay Park, N.Y. 10464.  (718) 885-1129, www.turtlecovegolfcenter.com.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Town of Yorktown, will be hosting its Fifth Annual Fall Festival and Street Fair on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11am – 5pm in downtown Yorktown.  Come join in the fun as Commerce Street and Veterans Road are filled with more than 250 vendors with something for everyone.  This year the Kids Zone, located on the Jack DeVito Field, has the exciting addition of the new “Kidz Korner,” sponsored by Macaroni Kid Westchester North.  Each vendor in the Kidz Korner will offer a free activity for each of its visitors.  Also in the Kids Zone will be fun kids’ rides and activities, once again provided by Fun Time Amusements.  The Yorktown Chamber’s Health & Fitness Committee has some wonderful local demonstrations from our area businesses.  Street Performers will also provide entertainment throughout the day, such as Stilt Walkers and Jugglers, as well as Clowns making balloon animals!  From open to close, The Yorktown Festival and Street Fair will provide continuous live, local musical talent, shopping, food and more!  Your presence will help support and celebrate the success and pride of Yorktown businesses and organizations, all while you enjoy great food, company, and entertainment.  In years past, the Festival has allowed local organizations such as the Yorktown & Mohegan Fire Departments, Yorktown & Mohegan Ambulance, ASK, Yorktown Nutrition Center, Lions Concert Series, Yorktown Police Department, Seabury, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Fieldhome, Kids-to-Kids International, Teatown, Christopher Columbus Society of Yorktown, Circolo DiVinci, Knights of Columbus, Yorktown Teen Center, Pines Bridge Memorial, Yorktown Elks, Harrison Apar Field of Dreams, St. Patrick’s Seniors, Lover Hudson Valley EAP, Hilltop Farm & John C. Hart Library to benefit from your presence, as a percentage of the  proceeds from this event have been granted to these local organizations.  Updates will be made available on the festival website:  www.YorktownFestival.com.

The FARE Walk for Food Allergy will take place in Westchester County at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle on September 28, 2013.  Check-in and activities begin at 1:00 pm.  The Walk ceremony starts at 2:00 pm.  With more than 60 U.S. locations this year, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises money for food allergy research, awareness, advocacy, and education. The Walk includes a family fun day loaded with activities:  DJ, soccer, gaga, bouncy castles, face painting, carnival games, arts and crafts, obstacle course, giveaways from sponsors, and much more.  It is a fun family event for all — those with and without allergies!  Registration is free.  Advance registration is recommended, but not required and can be completed at www.foodallergywalk.org/westchester.  Help us say FAREwell to food allergies.  For additional information, contact Julie Forrest, jforrest@foodallergy.org.

Barn dancing with the stars! Better step lively…

DANCE:  Best ever lineup of bands will have you on your feet.  From the teenage-trio Flaming Meatballs to Barn Dance faves like 52 Pickup to Mojo Filter featuring former and current Barn Dance Chairpersons!

DINE and DRINK:  Mouth-watering Country Barbecue buffet and make your own Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sundaes. Wine and Beer Cash Bar

CHEER:  In addition to the phenomenally popular Barn Dance Pig Races, this year we welcome racing Dachshunds!

Friends of John Jay Homestead.  THE 16th ANNUAL BARN DANCE.  Saturday, September 21, 2013, 5:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Members – $50, non-members – $75.  Students – $30, Children – $20.  (Price after September 16th is $90.)  To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE or call 914.232.8119.

BRICKZ 4 KIDZ® is a program designed by teachers, architects and engineering professionals.  “It is a hands-on curriculum that introduces children ages 3-13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks, said Marj Santos, Managing Director for BRICKS 4 KIDZ®.  “Lessons from math, science, language arts and social studies are integrated along with themes such as transportation, space, inventions and machines, and robotics,” she added.  In the after-school program, students will design and construct machines, buildings and models using LEGO® bricks and proprietary designs and plans.  World Cup U4Kids is an afterschool program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade offering classes in art, language, voice, science and homework help.  Children in the Chappaqua Central School District can take the bus to World Cup U4Kids for free.  For more information, please call 914-238-4967 or visit www.worldcupu.com.

BRICKZ 4 KIDZ® is a program designed by teachers, architects and engineering professionals.  “It is a hands-on curriculum that introduces children ages 3-13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks, said Marj Santos, Managing Director for BRICKS 4 KIDZ®.  “Lessons from math, science, language arts and social studies are integrated along with themes such as transportation, space, inventions and machines, and robotics,” she added.  In the after-school program, students will design and construct machines, buildings and models using LEGO® bricks and proprietary designs and plans.  “We are excited to add BRICKZ 4 KIDZ® to World Cup’s after school program,” said Jeannine Johansen, Director of World Cup U4Kids.  “We are hoping that we not only attract boys to this class, but that the girls will join too.  It is a great way to get children excited about math and science in addition to building self esteem and learning problem solving skills and teamwork,” she added.  World Cup U4Kids is an afterschool program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade offering classes in art, language, voice, science and homework help.  Children in the Chappaqua Central School District can take the bus to World Cup U4Kids for free.  For more information, please call 914-238-4967 or visit www.worldcupu.com.

The first annual Bedford Antiques Show will take place on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th at the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall located across from the Village Green in Bedford, NY. This event will bring together 18 highly regarded exhibitors, all of whom have been invited to participate because of the quality, authenticity and diversity of their collections.  “This unique event has been organized to fill a void in Northern Westchester after the Historical Society decided to retire its antique show this year,” says Brad Reh, estate jewelry specialist and producer of the new show. “It allows well-respected dealers to continue to bring fine furniture, decorative objects, art and jewelry to a discerning and loyal clientele in an intimate venue right in their own backyard.”  From American to Anglo-Raj and from classic to art nouveau, the Bedford Antiques Show will feature an exceptional and eclectic selection of items from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries for perusal and purchase, including English and Belgian hall lanterns and hurricane shades, American and English furniture, and fine Estate Jewelry. To preview some of the pieces that will be on display, www.bedfordantiquesshow.com.  Participating exhibitors include: Brad Reh, fine estate and signed jewelry; Debbie Turi, furniture, fine art; Fair Trade Antiques, British Colonial furniture and lighting; Fardin’s Antique Rugs, oriental rugs and textiles; Jaffe & Thurston, fine art and antiques; Donald Rich, period furniture and objects; Diane Davis, porcelain and small furniture; Knollwood Antiques LLC,17th c. – mid 20th c. furnishings for the home including lighting, mirrors, art and accessories, and more.  Location: Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY. Entrance fee: $8, Show hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s veterinary staff, this course will cover the most common problems and presentations of animal emergencies and how to address them. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of pet first aid and will receive a step-by-step guide on creating their own first aid kit. $50. RSVP required. 6:00 – 8:00pm. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights. 914-243-2238. estanzione@guidingeyes.org. www.guidingeyes.org.

On Rosh Hashanah Eve, Chabad will host an open concert inviting the community to transition into the new year through a collective musical journey. The event will take place on September 4th at 5:00pm at the Holiday Inn in Mt Kisco.  Soulful performer Marlo/Moshe Sobol and his band will play traditional Rosh Hashanah songs and contemporary Jewish tunes. Come prepared to sing along, and maybe even dance a bit at this engaging and participatory Holiday program for young and old alike. The Concert will be followed by a full course Rosh Hashanah Dinner. To RSVP go to www.chabadbedford.com.

Get ready to Go Wild! in support of the Greenwich Land Trust at one of the most anticipated family events of the year. On Sunday September 22, from 3PM-6PM enjoy the splendor of an early fall afternoon at the scenic Greenwich Polo Field at Conyer’s Farm with tasty treats from local vendors, live music and a slew of activities the whole family can enjoy.  Old favorites return – hot air balloons, Skifflers Bluegrass Band, the petting zoo and the many laughs on the mechanical bull. New this year, take a leap on the bungee trampoline! There is much to see and do while supporting an outstanding local organization dedicated to protecting the environmental health of the community and preserving its natural beauty for future generations. All-inclusive tickets can be purchased at www.gltrust.org or call Jacinta (203) 629-2151 to reserve your spot for a fun-filled afternoon! Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children (4-15) children 3 and under are free and tickets include all rides, food and drink. This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Serendipity Magazine.  The Greenwich Land Trust, founded in 1976, is a 501c3 non-profit organization and nationally accredited land trust dedicated to maintaining 737 acres of land in Greenwich, CT – to protect the environmental health of our community, preserve its natural beauty and conserve its waterways, forests and wildlife for this and future generations. To learn more, please visit www.gltrust.org.

The Larchmont Newcomers’ Club is pleased to kick off the new year by  welcoming new members for its 2013-2014 season. Serving Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and New Rochelle, LNC offers a wide variety of social activities for men, women, children and families and is a great way to meet other area residents in a relaxed, social atmosphere. A non-profit organization, the LNC also devotes a significant amount of time to charity throughout the year.  Members are invited to approximately 20 social events per year. The LNC also organizes dozens of special interest groups including fiction and non-fiction book clubs, poker and mah jongg groups, and play groups for families with young children. All residents are welcome to join, whether they are new to the area or would just like to become more involved in their community.  The first event of the season will take place on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Flint Park in Larchmont. LNC’s kick-off family picnic is a great opportunity to meet new friends over coffee and bagels and see what The Larchmont Newcomers’ Club has to offer, while enjoying live entertainment provided by Applause Westchester. Admission is $8 per person. Children under 2 are free.  The event will also include a Back to School Drive. Donations of small back packs and school supplies will be graciously accepted and distributed to local programs that serve low-income families. Cash donations are also welcome in person or online.   To enroll, or learn more, please visit www.larchmontnewcomersclub.com. A modest membership fee, which supports the operating costs of the LNC, is required to participate in all activities.  The Larchmont Newcomers’ Club is a social organization that has welcomed new residents to Larchmont, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle for over 50 years. The Club currently boasts a membership of more than 220 families and offers special events, group activities and many resources for those who are new to the area. LNC also takes pride in giving back to the Sound Shore community by working with local charities and offering numerous community outreach initiatives including the annual back to school drive and holiday toy drive. To enroll, view the events calendar, or to find out more about the organization, please visit www.larchmontnewcomersclub.com or “Like” us on Facebook.