January 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 4th at 4 p.m. Don’t miss a very special musical story time with Lily Roscoe, author of The Night Parade. Join us for a reading, make your own moon character craft, and march in our in-store “night parade” with costumes and musical instruments! Recommended for ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome.  The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538, (914) 630 – 4581, www.thevoraciousreader.com.

February 1, 2015 12:30-1:30pm & 2-3pm. Join us for a Frozen party on February 1st! Enjoy frozen hot chocolate and cookie, Olaf craft, freeze dance, and sing-along. Event is $30 for first child. Each additional child is $25. Each ticket includes: Hot chocolate (frozen or hot), snowflake cookie, craft, and choice of book 1 or 2 of Anna & Elsa chapter book series. Ages 5+ Sign up for the 12:30-1:30pm seating here: conta.cc/1CUXk8J & Sign up for the 2-3pm seating here: conta.cc/1JdNa6S – The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 630-4581 www.thevoraciousreader.com

oodleOodle Monkey Art + Discovery Studio is a new and fun place for creative and curious kids ages 3 years to 3rd grade! Kids can “unplug” and tune into their creative side, make new friends and learn about themselves and the world around them through art. Very hands on and nurturing – using a variety of materials and techniques – explorations and projects are driven by the interests of our Oodle Monkey artists. It’s a joy to see children become more creative, confident and expressive! 1 and 2 hour drop off classes; After School Art 3pm – 5:30pm; Early Dismissal and Vacation Camps. contact information: oodlemonkeyart@gmail.com, 914-708-7748, 127 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook, NY 10573, website: www.oodlemonkeyart.com

Don’t miss the fabulous sounds of Latin fusion on Friday January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Recital Hall.  Recording artist, composer and guitarist Greg Diamond will be featured, along with drummer Ed Fast and other members of our jazz faculty.  Greg Diamond has appeared at such notable jazz venues as the Blue Note and Iridium, and has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Michael Mossman, Seamus Blake, Jon Benito.  FREE. Conservatory is located at 216 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Contact info@musiced.org for additional details.

2015 Dates: June 29 – August 14.  Partial Summer Program Available.
Our exceptionally warm and nurturing approach supports each child to learn and grow at his or her own pace, and promotes a healthy adjustment for the first time camper.  Group sizes are small, allowing for ample personal attention from our experienced staff, with an outstanding camper to staff ratio (as few as 2 to 1 for our 2’s program).  Our outdoor-based program features swimming and a balanced, age appropriate curriculum to foster whole-child development.  Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club has two pools supervised by trained lifeguards and a Certified Water Safety Instructor. A private beach. two large fields for a variety of sporting activities. playground, tennis courts. pleasant air-conditioned rooms for indoor learning and play. covered gazebo for special and rainy day activities, and lets not forget our game room!  This outstanding program includes weekly supplementation by some of Westchester’s most experienced specialists including Mad Science, Super Soccer Stars, Musical Munchkins, Maritime Aquarium, and others.  Call today for your personal MBYC Day Camp Club Tour, (914) 698-1130, Email: Linda@mbyc-ny.com.  Visit www.mbyc-ny.com.

hipheatherlogo2Heather Reiners, heather@hipheather.com, 914-479-2594
Experience the benefits of a personalized yoga practice just for you and your family. Work one-on-one with Heather to receive yoga lessons within the comfort of your home. Learn breathing techniques for stress reduction, chill out in restorative yoga poses, and relax in meditation. No previous experience required.  Practice with a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. Sessions are safe, joyful, and filled with uplifting music. She works from the ground up and utilizes props to make lessons accessible to students of all levels and backgrounds. If you can breathe, you can do yoga! Please inquire for pricing. Visit www.hipheather.com.

Soundview Summer STEAM is a place where left and right brains come together for creativity, and fun! STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Soundview Summer STEAM is a summer enrichment program which runs for five weeks from June 29-July 31, five days per week with two sessions daily. Kids entering third through sixth grades have the option of attending one or more weeks of their choosing. Our Program is taught by Certified NYS Teachers, and each week is based on a specific artist and science. We are located on Soundview Prep’s beautiful, 14 acre campus in Yorktown Heights at 370 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. For more information email us at summerprogram@soundviewprep.org, go to our website – www.soundviewprep.org/summerprogram, or call us – (914) 962-2780 ext.108.

The City of Peekskill announced that beginning January 10, 2015, the Peekskill Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Peekskill Business Improvement District (BID), will have an expanded winter season. “The summer and winter farmers’ markets are important Peekskill family events,” said Jason Angell, Executive Director of the BID. He added, “The market introduces a wider audience to all that downtown Peekskill has to offer.”  Come shop with your favorite vendors along with some new specialty grocery items and rotating craftspeople. A complete list of vendors will be updated on the Market website www.PeekskillFarmersMarket.com and on www.facebook.com/peekskillfarmersmarket.  The Peekskill Farmers’ Market winter season will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from January 10 through April 25, 2015 on the main floor at the Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave, Peekskill, near the corner of Main Street (Route 6).  Metered parking is free all weekend in Peekskill.

The Friends of the Bedford Free Library are pleased to welcome back  Jean Hanff Korelitz author of the bestselling novel Admission.  Thursday, January 15th at 7pm.  Jean will discuss her new book You Should Have KnownYou Should Have Known is a compelling middle age tale about a woman who thinks she has it all until her life as she knows it starts to unravel. Jean is a masterful storyteller and this page turner does not disappoint.  Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of the novels A Jury of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose, and Admission.Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required 914-234-3570. $10 per person.  Bedford Free Library, 32 Village Green, Bedford, NY www.bedfordfreelibrary.org

Upcoming event! A Presentation on Healthy Eating. January 21, 2015, 9:30am – 11:00am. JJMS Auditorium. A presentation by Dina Rose, PhD, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating. Free and open to parents from the KLSD district. Sponsored by the PTA. Grab your copy at Little Joe’s, Katonah of course…

The 42nd Annual Art Show: Bedford will take place in St. Matthew’s Fellowship Hall on the weekend of January 23 to 25, 2015. The kick-off Preview Party on Friday, January 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., includes a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres by Happiness Is, and “small plates” donated by Happiness Is and Campagna, with desserts by La Tulipe. On Saturday, Jan. 24, show hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. The show features a mix of contemporary and traditional art, sculpture and photography. Art Show co-chairs are Laura Blau of Bedford and Laurie Sturz of Pound Ridge. The show’s co-curators are Susan Grissom, Gallery Director at the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, and Inness Hancock.  One special feature this year is a study of a painting by Stephen Hannock, titled “Northern City Renaissance: Newcastle, England,” which was commissioned by the musician, Sting. This artwork will be displayed throughout the show, and Mr. Hannock is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of his study to the Art Show.  Show proceeds benefit local charities supported by the Women of St. Matthew’s. Preview Party tickets are $125 per person; $150 at the door. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. St. Matthew’s Church is located at 382 Cantitoe Street (Route 22) in Bedford. For more information, call 234-9636, or visit www.stmatthewsbedford.org.


Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Fahnestock Memorial State Park “The Four Season Park”, Sunday, January 11, 2015, 11 am – 3 pm.  Snowshoes will be available for use courtesy of Tubbs Snowshoes and Mountain Top Outfitters.  On a first come, first served basis, participants will have a chance to use a pair of snowshoes for a short period of time.  REI outdoor staff will offer some tips and tricks for winter camping and hiking.  Garrison Fish & Game Club will be ice fishing on Duck Pond. Come join them and learn about this fun way to fish in the winter.  The back hill will be available for tubing, the lake open for skating-bring your own or just “boot” skate.  Beginner instruction on map and compass use will be provided by Orienteering Unlimited. After learning the basic skills, put them to use on a novice orienteering course.  In Highland Lodge, Taconic Outdoor Education Center staff will offer a nature craft activity for kids.  Putnam Highland Audubon will answer winter bird feeding questions and have seed available for sale. The day will end with a live wildlife presentation by Bill Robinson at 3:00. Food and beverages will be available in Highland Lodge.  nysparks.com/environment/nature-centers/3/details.aspx.