Classes

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Tuesdays for Tots: Fall 2012: October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 27th, December 4th, The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street/Route 22, Katonah, New York, 1pm – 2pm.  Pre-paid registration required. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult, younger siblings are not permitted. 8-week course: $120 for members; $160 for non-members.  In this series of hands-on workshops, three- to five-year old children and their caregivers experiment together with many forms of art inspired by “Ice Age” to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios currently on view until January 20th 2013.  Colorful paintings, clay characters, simple animation, and cut paper stories are just a few of the unique art projects they will enjoy.  Call (914) 232-9555, ext. 0 or visit www.katonahmuseum.org.

Nature discovery for children aged 3 – 4 years and their caregivers. Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye, NY. Westchester County Parks Department, 914-835-4466.

Chabad of Bedford offers a series of innovative music classes for children, that will allow moms and tots to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun and creative environment. Classes are geared for infants through two years old. A free trial class is available for those new to the class. Bask in the joys of motherhood as you discover new things about your child`s development!  Instructor, Bobby Doowah’s contagious enthusiasm, originality and creativity have been captivating and entertaining children for nine years – causing The New York Times to refer to The Musical Mayhem of Bobby Doowah as “The Sgt. Pepper of children`s music.” Classes are located at the Chabad Jewish Center at 133 Railroad Ave. in Bedford Hills.  For more information go to www.ChabadBedford.com or call 914-666-6065.

This fun-filled and educational program will explore Jewish heritage through music with Bobby Doowah, widely acclaimed children`s entertainer.  Designed for mothers and children from newborns – 3 years old, the sessions will be held at at Chabad, 303 Broadway, Dobbs-Ferry.  For more information, to register, or to reserve a place in the free demonstration class, contact Hinda at 914 693 6100.

musicconservancyFor more than 80 years, the Music Conservatory of Westchester has offered quality music instruction for students of all ages, abilities, and ambitions.  Our experienced, nurturing faculty teach individualized lessons in all instruments and voice, from classical to jazz and rock. Suzuki instruction, young children’s classes, Honors program for high school students, performing ensembles, theory, composition, improvisation, songwriting, musical theatre classes, and programs for children with special needs are also available.  Beautiful, centrally located building with excellent classrooms and performance hall.  Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY. Phone: (914) 761-3900. Website: www.musicconservatory.org.

 

musicschoolwestchester1328 Boston Post Road, Larchmont NY 10538
Since its creation in 1983, the Music School of Westchester has become one of the finest music institutions in Westchester and has taught thousands of students from both the local community and more than 50 other countries.  Its faculty includes over 35 dedicated teachers, all prominent artists.  The Music School of Westchester offers professional instruction to children and adults in all instruments as well as theory, composition, voice, songwriting  and acting.  For more information visit  www.musicschoolofwestchester.com or call (914) 381-2070.

Music and Movement Classes for Families in Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Rye, Rye Brook, and Scarsdale; multigeneration classes in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle! Songbook and 2 CD`s for each family to take home!  Research based program using songs, chants, dance, and instrument play.  “Simply the best class in town!” M.M.  “I`ve take Music Together classes for the last eight years with my four children.  They are the best classes my kids and I have ever taken.”  A.H.  Come to a free demo class!  Find out how to join our caring community of families. Call 914 630 4570.  Visit www.musicalongsound.com for more information.

Since 1982, Musical Munchkins has received acclaim, delighting Westchester toddlers and pre-schoolers as they explore their natural musical abilities. With a staff of highly trained, nurturing teachers it is our greatest pleasure to see the delighted faces of our students as they shake maracas, play a gathering drum or indulge in musical movement.  We`ve designed age appropriate classes to meet your child`s abilities and gently build skills. We connect to children with warmth and fun and help your child learn the fundamentals and joy of music. We take pride in bringing happy music classes to Westchester families!  Musical Munchkins, 40 Archer Ave, White Plains, NY 10603, 914-771-7000, www.musicalmunchkins.com

Nature through discovery activities and related crafts. Students aged 3-4 years. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Route 35 and 121 South, Cross River. Westchester County Parks, 914-864-7322.

Early Childhood Programs. The New Canaan Nature Center’s programs foster hands-on learning about our natural world, teaching our children to enjoy and care for their environment. Nurturing Nature: Designed to introduce two and three-year-old children to the delights of nature. Beginner`s Nature Program: The “BNP” is a nature-focused preschool offering classes for three, four and five-year-olds. Environmental education is integrated into a curriculum which addresses each child`s individual needs. Discovers: Age 3: The Discoverers program for three-year-olds stresses developmental activities. Trail Blazers: Ages 3 – 4 Focus is nature and the environment. Explorers: Ages 4 – 5: The four and five-year-old Explorers focus on active learning situations. Call (203) 966-9577 or visit www.newcanaannature.org

New mothers are invited to come with their new babies to meet other new moms and share information about newborn care.  The group meets once a month in the conference center from 1 pm to 3 pm.  For more information about this free program, please call 914.666.1030.  Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, click here to visit the site.

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

At NWH, we believe our patients should have a birthing experience designed to meet their expectations, keeping in mind what is advised medically, to assure the safest delivery for mother and baby.  From our physicians to our midwives, our team is committed to serving patients in the Mount Kisco and surrounding areas and as far as New York City and Connecticut.  Whether you are trying to get pregnant, facing challenges during your pregnancy, or having your fourth or fifth child, NWH offers leading-edge technology and highly-trained, experienced specialists who work together to ensure that you and your baby have a safe, well cared for, and enjoyable experience.  Classes include: One-Day Childbirth Class, Maternity Unit Tour, Sibling Class and Tour, Caring for Newborns, Preparing for Breastfeeding, and a new mom’s support group. Please call 914.666.1292, for more information or to register for any of these courses.  Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, visit www.nwhmaternalchild.org.

Summer Art Classes for Youth and Adults. A wide range of courses for the beginner or advanced student. Youth 15 and older may enroll in adult classes and classes for children 9mos to 14 offered. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening running 4-7 weeks. Classes for adults and children 15 yrs and up can register for a variety of classes including Botanical illustration, Crocheting, Yoga, Stained Glass studio, Glass painting, Quilting, Faux Finishing and more. Some of the classes offered for children 9 mos and up include Adult and Tot Music and Movement for ages 9mos – 2yrs and adult, Comedy and Improv for children 8- 14 yrs, Fashion Illustration for children 10-18 yrs and Mask-making for ages 5-9 yrs. Scholarships are available. Contact the Art Center for a complete listing of classes and workshops at 914-738-2525.

Classes for Infants/Toddlers: The Rosenthal JCC Parenting Center offers programs for newborns through two year olds with their caregivers that challenge fine and gross motor skills, and promote physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. The Rosenthal JCC Main Campus, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville. Contact (914) 741-0333×19 for more information. Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 3565 Crompond Rd. (Route 202), Cortlandt Manor, call (914) 736-3076 for more information. www.rosenthaljcc.orgClasses for Pre-Schoolers: The Rosenthal JCC offers classes that engage and excite your child and are taught by specialists in their fields. Rosenthal JCC Main Campus classes include: Daddy & Me Sports; Yummy Tummies; Gymnastics on the Fun Bus; Kids Love to Rock; Soccer with Super Soccer Stars; Theatre Arts Junior Program; and Karate Club, call (914) 741-0333×21 for more information. Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, classes include: Jungle Beat; Crafts for Pre-Schoolers; Healthy Harvest; When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…; and Stay n’ Play call (914) 736-3076 for more information. www.rosenthaljcc.orgAfter-School Classes: The Rosenthal JCC offers interesting and unusual after-school classes for children in K through 6th grades.  TRANSPORTATION IS FREE from Bedford Road, Todd, Armonk, Grafflin and Mt. Pleasant schools!  Call (914) 741-0333×15 for more information. Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, classes include: Adventure Club– hiking and orienteering; Craft Club– scrap booking; Young Chefs Club; and Jewish Jamboree– learning Jewish holidays and traditions. Call (914) 736-3076 for more information. www.rosenthaljcc.org