Mountkisco's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:33:40 -0500 HamletHub.com 25 Prospect Street Comes to Jacob Burns Film Center on February 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1524-25-prospect-street-comes-to-jacob-burns-film-center-on-february-271524-25-prospect-street-comes-to-jacob-burns-film-center-on-february-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1524-25-prospect-street-comes-to-jacob-burns-film-center-on-february-271524-25-prospect-street-comes-to-jacob-burns-film-center-on-february-27

Documentary 25 Prospect Street at Jacob Burns Film Center on February 27

On Wednesday, February 27 beginning at 7pm, 25 Prospect Street will be shown at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY.

25 Prospect Street is a documentary about the Prospector Theater, which is an incredible theater located in Ridgefield, CT which provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

The Town of New Castle hopes to follow the model of the Prospector Theater for our Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, working with our Every Person is Connected (EPIC) Committee.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Events Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:10:23 -0500
Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1523-sassy-ladies-shopping-night-out-15494015421523-sassy-ladies-shopping-night-out-1549401542 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1523-sassy-ladies-shopping-night-out-15494015421523-sassy-ladies-shopping-night-out-1549401542

Join us for a fun filled night of shopping, socializing, and new experiences at the 8th Annual Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5:30pm-10:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY! This is the place to be for sassy, lively, bold, and spirited women of all ages to pick up fashion tips and shop until you drop!

Come experience the fun at The DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, and strut your stuff down the pink carpet! Enjoy the live DJ, comedy spotlight, food and wine samples, cash bar, pink carpet fashion show, and shopping with friends for unique finds from all of our wonderful vendors. Each hour Sassy vendors will be showering attendees with complimentary Give-A-Ways! You’ll also have a chance to win a designer Tory Burch Handbag with your complimentary Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to This Is Me Foundation, a not for profit organization created towards raising awareness about alopecia while giving hope to any individual facing adversity.

Tickets are available for $15 each or two for $25 online at http://sassyladies2019.eventbrite.com or for $20 at the door! Be one of the first 200 women to preregister online and receive a chic Eco-Friendly Swag Bag!

Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities are still available! Contact Events To Remember for details at (914) 218-3968 or EventsCJH@EventsRemember.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:19:02 -0500
CHADD Meeting: Helping ADHD Families Thrive https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1521-chadd-meeting-mon-feb-11-helping-adhd-families-thrive1521-chadd-meeting-mon-feb-11-helping-adhd-families-thrive https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1521-chadd-meeting-mon-feb-11-helping-adhd-families-thrive1521-chadd-meeting-mon-feb-11-helping-adhd-families-thrive

CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD.

Meetings are the 2nd Mon of each month.

Support Session: 6:15 - 7:15 PM

Facilitated by our Social Workers

General Meeting: 7:30 PM

Topic: " Helping ADHD Families Thrive” Practices and philosophies from leading experts, Dr Hallowell and Dr Greene, on how best to work with your ADHD child (or adult). You will leave with tools and resources.

Speaker: Melissa Smith, MS Ed -- School Counselor, Trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid

A $5.00 Donation is requested of nonmembers.

This can be applied toward membership the same evening.

Our new location: Select Human Services, Inc., 17-19 Marble Ave in Pleasantville, NY 10570

Learn more here

Free Parking after 6 PM:

  • At meters on the street
  • OR in the lot behind the building. Even though there are names on the spaces, they are also available.

A 4-minute walk from Pleasantville train station, where you can catch a Harlem line train or a Westchester Bee Line bus.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:50:11 -0500
Harvey Cavalier Camp to Host Open House on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/places/1520-harvey-cavalier-camp-to-host-open-house-on-saturday-15488746741520-harvey-cavalier-camp-to-host-open-house-on-saturday-1548874674 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/places/1520-harvey-cavalier-camp-to-host-open-house-on-saturday-15488746741520-harvey-cavalier-camp-to-host-open-house-on-saturday-1548874674

The Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp will hold its first offseason open house, Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Harvey School, 260 Jay Street, Katonah, NY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 125-acre camp, which features arts, crafts, theater, dance, gymnastics, swimming, sports and ice skating, is a limited enrollment program for children entering Pre-K through ninth grade in September 2019.

The 2019 summer session begins Monday, July 1, and runs through Friday, Aug.9. For more information, parents should call (914) 232-0581 or visit: www. harveycavaliercamp.org

Harvey Cavalier is a private, nonprofit camp for children who live in the counties of Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield.

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kerry@ducey.org (Chris DelCampo) Places Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:57:53 -0500
2019 Westchester Family Camp Fair on January 12 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1514-2019-westchester-family-camp-fair-on-january-121514-2019-westchester-family-camp-fair-on-january-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1514-2019-westchester-family-camp-fair-on-january-121514-2019-westchester-family-camp-fair-on-january-12

2019 Westchester Family Camp Fair on January 12 from noon to3pm at Grand Prix New York (333 North Bedford Road) in Mount Kisco

You are invited to meet the directors and representatives for some of the best day camps, sleepaway, and specialty camps all under one roof at the 2018 Westchester Family Camp Fair.

Sending your child to camp is an important step let us help you make an informed decision.

Children are welcome to attend!

Join us for this FREE event!

Learn more and register here.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:32:39 -0500
CT BBB: Five Habits to Adopt in 2019 for a Scam-Free Year https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/publicsafety/1515-ct-bbb-five-habits-to-adopt-in-2019-for-a-scam-free-year1515-ct-bbb-five-habits-to-adopt-in-2019-for-a-scam-free-year https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/publicsafety/1515-ct-bbb-five-habits-to-adopt-in-2019-for-a-scam-free-year1515-ct-bbb-five-habits-to-adopt-in-2019-for-a-scam-free-year

CROMWELL, CT — Five...four...three...two...one...Happy New Year! As consumers ring in 2019, many attempt to adopt or drop a certain habit for the upcoming year. Popular resolutions are usually geared towards healthy living such as starting to eat better, work out more, or even spend less time on a smartphone or tablet.
 
If you could make a few small changes that may keep you scam free in 2019, would you do it?
 
Several types of scams emerge throughout the year but if you remember a few simple tips, it could help you avoid scams all year long!
 
BBB Serving Connecticut offers these tips for a scam free 2019:
  • Only answer the phone if you know who is calling. Many phone scams are very convincing but you can't fall for them if you don't pick up the phone. Scammers pretend to be grandchildren in despair or even an aggressive bill collector claiming to be from your utility company. BBB's advice is that if someone really needs to contact you, they will leave a voicemail. (scam callers calling from you area code).
  • Always question why you are asked to provide personal information. From a fun online quiz to making an online purchase, consumers frequently disburse their personal information without thinking twice. Always question if a site really needs your contact information, credit card information, or even social security number. Also make sure a site is secure (https) before entering any information to begin with.
  • Beware of sending payments via wire transfer or prepaid gift cards. Scammers often demand their victims pay-up via prepaid gift cards or wire transfers since these are the quickest and most untraceable ways to send money. No legitimate business will demand you to pay via these methods only. Paying by credit card is always the better option since it has more buyer security and you are able to dispute charges.
  • Don’t click, download, or open anything that comes from an anonymous sender. Scammers try to cast a wide net by including little or no specific information in their fake emails. Always be wary of unsolicited messages that don't contain your name or other personalizing information but encourage you to download attachments or click on links. This is likely an attempt to gain access to your personal information or install malware on your computer.
  • Always research a company before you do business with them. Doing research doesn't have to be a long process. Do a quick search on BBB.org or google to see if a company is trustworthy or not. You can learn a lot from other consumers' online reviews. Always use third party sites to find reviews. Don't always trust reviews you see on a company's website. They may be fabricated if the company is a scam.
You can always report or search for scams in your area with BBB's ScamTracker.

 

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Luke Frey ) Public safety Wed, 02 Jan 2019 07:56:55 -0500
Mount Kisco Blood Donors Will Receive $5 Amazon Gift Card https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1511-mount-kisco-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-15432630161511-mount-kisco-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-1543263016 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1511-mount-kisco-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-15432630161511-mount-kisco-blood-donors-will-receive-5-amazon-gift-card-1543263016

 Urgent need for blood and platelet donations

Donate by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors from Mount Kisco to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more. Locations in and around Mount Kisco are:

town date time location address
Greenwich 12/1/2018 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Greenwich Public Safety Complex/New Greenwich Police Department 11 Bruce Place
Greenwich 12/12/2018 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Road
New Canaan 12/5/2018 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Canaan Library 151 Main Street
Ridgefield 12/15/2018 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ridgefield Supply 29 Prospect Street
Stamford 11/30/2018 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy 4 Largo Drive S
Stamford 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tully Health Center 32 Strawberry Hill Court
Stamford 12/15/2018 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. St Cecilia Catholic Church 1184 Newfield Ave.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Red Cross) Events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:47:25 -0500
Enjoy a cold one, Mount Kisco! https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1508-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-15381732901508-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-1538173290 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1508-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-15381732901508-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-1538173290

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Mount Kisco. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Mount Kisco that you can check out:

Name Location Phone Website
Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204 (203) 274-8788 www.halffullbrewery.com
Lock City Brewing 54 Research Dr, Stamford, CT 06906-1428 (203) 313-6454 www.lockcitybrewing.com

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (National Drink a Beer Day) Neighbors Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:52:52 -0400
Enjoy a cold one, Mount Kisco! https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1507-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-15381732581507-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-1538173258 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1507-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-15381732581507-enjoy-a-cold-one-mount-kisco-1538173258

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Mount Kisco. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Mount Kisco that you can check out:

Name Location Phone Website
Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204 (203) 274-8788 www.halffullbrewery.com
Lock City Brewing 54 Research Dr, Stamford, CT 06906-1428 (203) 313-6454 www.lockcitybrewing.com

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (National Drink a Beer Day) Neighbors Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:52:52 -0400
It’s Autumn in Mount Kisco! Time to Get Lost! https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1506-it-s-autumn-in-mount-kisco-time-to-get-lost-15380664521506-it-s-autumn-in-mount-kisco-time-to-get-lost-1538066452 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1506-it-s-autumn-in-mount-kisco-time-to-get-lost-15380664521506-it-s-autumn-in-mount-kisco-time-to-get-lost-1538066452

Get lost in the beauty of the season! Strolling (or running, skipping, walking) through a corn maze is one of the adventures of fall (and it’s perfect for all ages!) Lucky for us, Connecticut is home to several corn mazes that boast beauty, art, and creativity!

According to Corn Mazes America, the first modern corn maze was created in the early 1990s in the United States. By 1998 there were between 50-100  and a decade later, 2008, it’s estimated that there were over 800 corn mazes in the United States! We did some searching but could not find the exact number of corn mazes that exist in American today, but safe to say, the number exceeds one thousand! 

Below please find the Maze or Mazes within forty miles of Mount Kisco.  

Place Town Address Phone
Plasko's Farm Trumbull 670 Daniels Farm Road 203-268-2716
Castle Hill Farm Newtown 25 Sugar Lane 203-426-5487
Jones Family Farm's Pumpkinseed Hill Shelton 120 Beardsley Road 203-929-8425
Benedict's Home and Garden Monroe 480 Purdy Hill Road 203-268-2537

Most corn mazes are open on weekends, but we recommend calling ahead of time or checking the Farm’s website for exact dates and times of operation. In addition to the joys of getting lost in the cornstalks, many of the farms offer fun fall activities including hayrides and pumpkin picking.

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Laurie Gibbons) Events Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:57:25 -0400
10 Things Mount Kisco Residents Can Do in Connecticut This Fall (No Pressure) https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1505-10-things-mount-kisco-residents-can-do-in-connecticut-this-fall-no-pressure-15379020221505-10-things-mount-kisco-residents-can-do-in-connecticut-this-fall-no-pressure-1537902022 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1505-10-things-mount-kisco-residents-can-do-in-connecticut-this-fall-no-pressure-15379020221505-10-things-mount-kisco-residents-can-do-in-connecticut-this-fall-no-pressure-1537902022

Remember in years past when everyone feared missing out on summer - that mythical, shimmering, relaxed yet activity-packed, summery summer? That era is over; summer has lost its FOMO-inducing glow. Fall has taken over.

Now, I love fall. (Except for the part where I turn a year older and the other part where I have to rake my lawn.) But lately, fall - or rather, the hype surrounding it - has gotten out of hand. These days, we can't just appreciate the foliage and buy a new sweater, we have to hoard sickly-sweet orange candles, expertly style a nursery full of mums on our front steps, sprinkle everything with pumpkin spice (which, come on people, is nutmeg and cinnamon, doesn't that sound a thousand times more appetizing anyway?), and go apple-picking in leather boots even though it's still 75 degrees out. And that's before we even get to Halloween, and the whole thing really goes into full faux-spider-web-covered overdrive. (It is interesting that Thanksgiving doesn't factor into the autumnal craziness too much; could it be because the holiday has mostly resisted commercialization?) The Fall Industrial Complex is real, and the pressure is intense.

And in Connecticut, the seasonal mania is especially strong, because while summer weather lasts for three months or more in a good year, fall weather - that perfect, crisp-but-not-cold, sunny, leaf-saturated, booties and scarf weather - lasts about two weeks. (Unless we get one bad storm in September or early October and skip straight from summer to snow.) Fall is limited edition, and limited edition products always come with especially frenzied promotion.

This year, the fall craziness began weeks ago, weather and the calendar date be damned, but now it's picking up the pace as a few signs of actual autumn have appeared. It's getting cooler overnight, pumpkins have started popping up at farm stands, and last week, in Litchfield County, I saw not only some orange-tinged branches but an entire grove of bright red trees.

So I thought I'd write a list. These fall suggestions, all of which I have done recently or hope to do soon, are ways to take advantage of the season without losing your mind over it. In other words, you could put on a $150 flannel shirt and Instagram these activities while jumping in a leaf pile, but you don't have to.

Eat all the apples.

I'm probably not going to be picking apples this year (and I'm definitely not going to be doing it while dressed like a fashion blogger) but I will certainly stop by some farm stores and grab some local apples and cider. (In fact, I already have the apples, from Scott's Yankee Farmer in East Lyme. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has a listing of farm stores and stands by county.

Check a farm winery off the list.

I love visiting Connecticut wineries, both because they tend to be gorgeous and because, well, they have wine. And ever since first I stopped at the adorable farm market at Holmberg Orchards in Gales Ferry, I've wanted to try their wines. Unlike most local wineries, Holmberg produces mostly fruit wines and ciders. I've never gotten into these - I've always been strictly a red wine person - but if I'm ever going to like them, it will be on a pretty Connecticut farm in the fall. They're open for tastings Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October.

Hike amongst the leaves.

I have a long list of Connecticut attractions I intend to get to someday, and not a few of them are hikes. Two in particular have been on the list for years and, more to the point, seem like particularly good bets for capturing fall foliage. (Because as much as I hate the whole leaf-peeping thing, I can't stop myself from trying to get some good leaf pics each year.) They are Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield, and Mohawk Mountain State Park in Cornwall and Goshen. Both involve towers. Hopefully I'll get to one; maybe I'll manage to get to both. But even if I have to stick to parks closer to me, I'm sure I'll spend at least a little time this fall in the colorful outdoors.

Go to a country fair or festival.

Growing up in Westport, fall was synonymous with the Apple Festival, which brought decadent food, crafts, student dance recitals, and campaigning politicians together in our local high school. The Apple Fest, as we called it, is no more, but other fall fairs and festivals live on elsewhere throughout the state. If you've never been to a traditional agricultural fair, the kind with animal barns, rides, tractor pulls, and fried dough, this is a must. Most of Connecticut's fairs end in late summer, but three take place in the fall: the Harwinton Fair, October 5, 6 & 7 and the Portland Fair, also October 6, 7, and 8. There are also festivals all over Connecticut, with themes ranging from apples to pumpkins to oysters to foliage to...well, just search for one near you, or by date, on ctvisit.com.

Browse in a garden store.

I plan to go to to one or two of Connecticut's awesome garden stores (garden centers? nurseries? you know, the ones that aren't just a place to buy mulch and bulbs, but an experience) to take in the atmosphere and gaze at all the seasonal plants and gifts. I'm fond of Smith's Acres, but one of my other favorites, Salem Herbfarm, closed two years ago, so maybe this year I'll find a new favorite. (Any suggestions? Comment below!)

Get the beach to yourself.

Though summer is my favorite season, summer's favorite activity is my favorite activity to do in the fall. I avoid beaches as much as possible between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but as soon as they're FREE, nearly deserted, and neither too sticky nor too cold, I'm back. This fall, I'm sure I'll hit some favorites close to home, like Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Ocean Beach Park in New London, and Waterford Beach Park. But I'd also like to go back to Cove Island Park if I'm in the Stamford area, and maybe discover some new beaches, if there are any I haven't found yet.

Sneak in some day or weekend trips.

I know, I know, this isn't a something to do in Connecticut. But if you live here, this is the season to take advantage of living in a wonderful place that's also very close to many other wonderful places which happen to be crowded in summer and freezing (or nearly shut down) in winter. Among the places I'd like to return to are Long Island's east end, just a ferry ride away from New London; some Hudson Valley towns like Saugerties and Catskill; Providence; and Block Island. Some I haven't been to yet that I hope I can squeeze in are Boston's Harbor Islands; City Island, NY; and perhaps some new-to-me small towns in New Hampshire or Maine.

Stroll around some downtowns.

This is as simple as it gets, but Connecticut is packed with extremely pretty towns and historic cities that really come to life when you take the time to explore them on foot. And there's something special about walking around a town green or along an old-fashioned Main Street when it's cool enough to order a warm drink, but not too cold to consume it outside. I hope I have time to add some more City Walks and Town Center Strolls to the blog this season. I'd like to get back to Pawcatuck, New Milford, and Hartford, among many others.

Wander through a historic cemetery.

For some reason, I usually find myself in old cemeteries in summer, sweating and fighting off mosquitoes, or in winter, unable to read headstones covered in snow. (See: my trips to the Old Norwichtown Cemetery in Norwich and Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.) But autumn is a far superior time to lose yourself in the details of the dead. It's a way to get that Halloween-y vibe without having to make a costume or go to a party with dry ice in the punch. Plus, weather-wise, fall is a much more comfortable time to go searching for notable graves in venerable little burial grounds or exploring some of the larger, park-like cemeteries built as serene public spaces for the living as well as final resting places for the deceased. Some particularly haunting options (among many) are Griswold's Kinne Cemetery, Bridgeport's Mountain Grove Cemetery, and Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground, but often, in New England especially, the best cemetery is the one you discover unintentionally by the side of the road.

Stretch out your summer.

Labor Day, the start of the school year, and the crickets chirping might make you feel like summer is over and gone. But many seasonal businesses stay open well into October - and sometimes beyond - and lots of stereotypically "summer" activities are just as enjoyable in the fall. Many of Connecticut's ice cream stands, for instance, keep serving frozen treats past whatever date you might imagine is your last chance to indulge. Lobster shacks, too, usually stay open, if with limited hours, into the fall. Captain Scott's Lobster Deck and Fred's Shanty in New London and Abbott's and Ford's in Noank stay open into October. Farmers' Markets get the most attention when their tables are overflowing with summer berries, but in addition to the larger markets that are open (usually indoors) year-round, regular smaller markets often extend their season into the fall. The Department of Agriculture provides a list of markets with dates, and there's almost certainly one open in September or October near wherever you may be going. Recently I got into a conversation about picnics, and realized they're also a summer staple that doesn't have to end in August. For a classy picnic option, grab some food at the Marketplace at Guilford Food Center in Guilford and eat on a bench on the town green. For an old-fashioned, rustic experience, get lunch at Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre and eat at Wethersfield Cove. And for cheesy fun and a huge variety of food choices, shop at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, Danbury, or Newington. Outdoor eating options for those towns include two spots that have been on my Connecticut to-do list for years, Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, and Tarrywile Park in Danbury. As for Newington, any excuse to go to the park with America's smallest natural waterfall, right?

Johnna Kaplan is a freelance writer and editor living in New London. You can find her on Twitter @johnnamaurie, on Instagram @johnnakaplan, and on her website, johnnakaplan.com. This post was originally published at The Size of Connecticut.

Photo by Johnna Kaplan

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Johanna Kaplan) Life Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:57:30 -0400
Local Students Attend Biomedical Research Conference For Minority Students https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1494-local-students-attend-biomedical-research-conference-for-minority-students1494-local-students-attend-biomedical-research-conference-for-minority-students https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/neighbors/1494-local-students-attend-biomedical-research-conference-for-minority-students1494-local-students-attend-biomedical-research-conference-for-minority-students

Purchase College Professors Linda BastoneKaren Singer-Freeman, and Joe Skrivanek, and Shaina Dymond, coordinator of science student support services, accompanied nine students to Phoenix, AZ November 1–5 for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).

These students have conducted original STEM research with Purchase College faculty members. During the conference, over 1,800 students from over 350 colleges and universities participated in poster and oral presentations in twelve STEM disciplines.

The students participated in workshops, lectures, and networking events to explore opportunities in STEM research. The students' research and conference attendance was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bridges to the Baccalaureate and MARC U*STAR grants.

Eight of the students presented their research and two MARC U*STAR scholars, Jordan Billups and Germain Meza, were recognized with awards for outstanding presentations. The community college students are preparing for transfer to four year schools and the Purchase College students are currently preparing applications for summer research opportunities and PhD programs.

Germain Meza, who is an environmental studies major at Purchase said, "I learned that I want to not only pursue my career goals, but that I also want to be able to give back to the community and help uplift others."

Jordan Billups, who is a mathematics and computer science major at Purchase said, "This was my second time attending ABRCMS and it was just as amazing as the first meeting. The breadth and quality of research presented at this conference is really something you have to see to believe. There is something for everyone who has an interest in STEM fields, ranging from student oral and poster presentations to academic workshops and networking events. Over four days you have the opportunity to meet four thousand other attendees representing seven hundred different schools giving over two thousand presentations which means the conference is packed with invaluable opportunities to learn about cutting edge research, network and, last but not least, have fun! Without a doubt, I would count ABRCMS as one of the single most empowering experiences that I have ever had."

Caption:

Pictured from Left. Back: Jordan Billups (Purchase College), Sarah Ann King (Purchase College and Nassau Community College), Angelique Malcolm (Dutchess Community College), Lina Ruiz (Purchase College), Mariana Castillo (Nassau Community College), Germain Meza (Purchase College and Westchester Community College),
Front: Jorge Acuña (Rockland Community College), Maria Leon Sanchez (Dutchess Community College), Anooshqa Bazmi (Nassau Community College).

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Purchase College, SUNY) Neighbors Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:05:23 -0500
Weekend Guide November 10-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1491-weekend-guide-november-10-121491-weekend-guide-november-10-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1491-weekend-guide-november-10-121491-weekend-guide-november-10-12

 

Have you and your kids adjusted to Daylight Savings yet?  Feels like winter already when just last week it was in the 70s!  Today is Veteran’s Day.  Not just a day off but an opportunity to honor those that served in our armed forces.

 

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

I’m putting this up early in the guide to encourage you to make reservations before it ends for the season.  It fills up fast and this weekend is already sold out as is next weekend but there are weekday spots available.  See what I mean? This an amazing experience that kids AND adults love.  “The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns for 40 delightful nights in 2017!

See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze, which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening.”

Click here to learn more and/or to buy tickets. 

 

Harrison Library

Today, Friday, the library is closed for Veteran’s Day

On Saturday from 10:30-11:30 head to the library for Saturday Stories (& a Craft, too!)  “Ease into Saturday at the Library's Children's Discovery Center.  Between 10:30 and 11:15 AM Manhattanville College student volunteers will  informally read favorite picture books and do a craft.  No session 11/25.  Suggested for ages 2 to 4 years.”

The Art of Personal Narrative will take place from 1:30-3 Saturday.  “This open-level class with Mindy Lewis is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through insightful critique and focused discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive form. No registration. Limited to 15 - first come, first served. Open to All Levels.”

And finally, Sing Along Sundays with Chloe will take place on Sunday from 4-4:30pm.  This is a great way to “celebrate early childhood through music and movement!  Children and parents are sure to love the captivating songs, live accordion music, and activities designed with specific cognitive milestones in mind.  

This class will feature a variety of child-sized instruments and props, and a wealth of both traditional and original songs to add to your singalong repertoire!  

Get ready for a fun, creative, and engaging experience!”

 

Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is a hidden gem located just up the road from us in nearby Greenwich, CT.  After you’ve checked out the museum, head across the street to a super fun playground the kids are sure to love!  

The museum is closing early Friday.

On Saturday, in honor of Veteran’s Day the museum is offering free admission to all US military veterans.

On Sunday from 11:30-12:15 check out the Family Gallery Tour.  “Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator,  provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.”

Art Adventures: Oil and Water is taking place on Sunday, November 12th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  “A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families.  In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required.  

Lithography, a medium that was often used by Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, is a printing process based on the idea that water and oil do not mix.  In this program, we will be using oil pastels and watercolor to explore this concept.”

And finally, Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Author Presentation: Junk Raft will take place Sunday from 1:30-4pm.  “Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Author Presentation: Junk Raft by Marcus Eriksen.

In 2008, Marcus Eriksen and a friend traveled 88 days and 2600 miles on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles to build awareness and spark a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution. Hear from the author of Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution.  Doors open at 1:30 pm. Presentation at 2:00 pm.  Free admission. No reservations required. All ages welcome.

Held at the Seaside Center/ Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.”



Westchester Children’s Museum

Good news! The Westchester Children’s Museum is open for business and for you and the kids to enjoy!  This “sunlit, colorful, vibrant learning space is filled with interactive exhibits that explore science, art, technology, design and the environment, with places to build, play, and create.”  The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays 10-4.  

Current exhibits include:

MAKERSPACES
BUILD YOUR OWN ROLLER COASTER
KEVA PLANKS
WIND TUNNEL DESIGN CHALLENGE
TODDLER BEACH
SHADOW PUPPET THEATER

From Friday, September 15th until November 30th, the American Dream Collection: Works by Lynn Mara will be on display!  “Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara  captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and accessible for young visitors.

 

Artist Lynn Mara is the Winner of the Design a Bus Contest for the 40th Anniversary of the Hampton Jitney, her bus can be seen traveling between Long Island and Manhattan. She was also named Winner of the 2017 HAMPTON CLASSIC poster design. The artist is a devoted mother of four sons, and lives and works in Greenwich CT. with her husband Frank.On View in the Westchester Children’s Museum Art Gallery.”

 

Since there’s no school today, why not take the kids to the children’s museum for  “Exploring Play: What Happens When We Sleep?

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:22:26 -0500
Weekend Guide November 3-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1485-weekend-guide-november-3-51485-weekend-guide-november-3-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/events/1485-weekend-guide-november-3-51485-weekend-guide-november-3-5

 

 

Halloween is over and now the countdown to Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah begins and the frenzy of gift giving and shopping commences.  Don’t forget Daylight Savings begins this Sunday!  Remember to set the clocks back an hour when you go to bed!  Though I honestly don’t think many of us even have real clocks anymore!!  Thankfully the cable box and iphones set themselves!  Take some time to enjoy the fun events I’ve highlighted below, starting right here in Rye Brook!

 

 

 

Rye Library

 

Since it’s the first Friday of the month the Gizmo’s Science Fun Club is taking place for kids in K-2, from 4-5pm.  “Gizmos Science Fun Club offers children a chance to engage in hands -on-inquiry-based experiments.  In this one-hour science club, participants will focus on a different S.T.E.M. activity each month with handouts to follow up at home.  Through this program children will begin to see that science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts can be fun. Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.”  

 

 

Rye Nature Center

 

Tomorrow, Saturday from 9:15-10pm, have Dad stop by the Rye Nature Center with the kids for the Daddy & Me Animal Show.  The cost is $10/family members, $15/family non-members.

 

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

 

I’m putting this up early in the guide to encourage you to make reservations for this for a future weekend.  It fills up fast and this weekend is already sold out as is next weekend but there are weekday spots and a few November weekend slots open.  See what I mean? This an amazing experience that kids AND adults love.  “The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns for 40 delightful nights in 2017!

 

See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!

 

Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze, which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening.”

 

Click here to learn more and/or to buy tickets .

 

 

 

Harrison Library

 

Today, Friday, at 4pm check out Yoga With Angela.  “Relaxing, soothing and fun. Peaceful. Like a day off. This is how tweens describe yoga with local instructor Angela Brandt. Ages 7-12.”

 

On Saturday from 10:30-11:30 stop by the library for Storytime & craft

 

And finally, Sing Along Sundays with Chloe will take place on Sunday from 4-4:30pm.  This is a great way to “celebrate early childhood through music and movement!  Children and parents are sure to love the captivating songs, live accordion music, and activities designed with specific cognitive milestones in mind.  

 

This class will feature a variety of child-sized instruments and props, and a wealth of both traditional and original songs to add to your singalong repertoire!  

 

Get ready for a fun, creative, and engaging experience!”

 



 

Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is a hidden gem located just up the road from us in nearby Greenwich, CT.  After you’ve checked out the museum, head across the street to a super fun playground the kids are sure to love!  

On Friday from 2:30-2:45pm, check out the Marine Tank Animal Feeding.

Another first of the month, the First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park will take place Sunday from 9-11:15 am.  “Join us for a leisurely walk to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Meet near southern concession stand.  Contactcynthiae@brucemuseum.org for information and Park admission. Contact cynthiae@brucemuseum.org for Park admission. Free. No registration required.”

 



 

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

 

As it’s the first Saturday of the month, stop by The Home Depot on Midland Avenue, Port Chester (our closest one) from  9-12 for the FREE Kids’ workshop which is making a .Military Appreciation Humvee.  “Your child can build a custom wooden humvee to honor all those that have served our country. Once the humvee is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.”

 

 

 

Westchester Children’s Museum


Good news! The Westchester Children’s Museum is open for business and for you and the kids to enjoy!  This “sunlit, colorful, vibrant learning space is filled with interactive exhibits that explore science, art, technology, design and the environment, with places to build, play, and create.”  The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays 10-4.  Current exhibits include:
MAKERSPACES
BUILD YOUR OWN ROLLER COASTER
KEVA PLANKS
WIND TUNNEL DESIGN CHALLENGE
TODDLER BEACH
SHADOW PUPPET THEATER

 

From Friday, September 15th until November 30th, the American Dream Collection: Works by Lynn Mara will be on display!  “Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara  captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and accessible for young visitors.

 

Artist Lynn Mara is the Winner of the Design a Bus Contest for the 40th Anniversary of the Hampton Jitney, her bus can be seen traveling between Long Island and Manhattan. She was also named Winner of the 2017 HAMPTON CLASSIC poster design. The artist is a devoted mother of four sons, and lives and works in Greenwich CT. with her husband Frank.On View in the Westchester Children’s Museum Art Gallery.”

 

On Saturday, the First Saturday Art Workshop will take place from 11-3pm.  “Drop in for a hands-on art workshop led by fine arts and crafts specialists from craft store A.I. Friedman.”

 

 

 


Hudson River Museum

 

Have you checked out the Hudson River Museum and Planetarium yet?  “The Hudson River Museum is a multi-disciplinary cultural complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, actively reaching out to broaden the horizons of all of its visitors.”

 

Early Explorers takes place on Saturdays & Sundays from 1 - 4pm.  This is a “safe space for children to explore, play, and create with their families. The room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books. A Junior Docent is present to answer questions and suggest activities.  Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Up to age 5.”

 

PLANETARIUM SHOWS also will take place this weekend:

 

12:30pm          Perseus and Andromeda

 

2pm                 The Sky Tonight

 

3:30pm             We Are Astronomers

 

 

 

Barnes & Noble

On Saturday at 11am don’t miss the Bruce's Big Move Storytime.  “Our favorite curmudgeonly bear now shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice, too! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. As usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. Join us for this hilarious Storytime that is sure to keep kids giggling.”

 

Our closest store is in City Center in White Plains but other nearby locations include Eastchester’s new store complete with a fabulous café!



Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones museum is another amazing place for the kids.  Located about 20 minutes north of Rye Brook, in Norwalk, CT, it’s perfect for the whole family! Check them out here, then head on over for a fun filled day of learning and hands-on activities the kids will adore!  

So many fun events planned for the weekend! Check them out right here.

 



Maritime Aquarium

 

There is always SO much going on at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.

 

For all of November, celebrate our Veterans with Veterans Gratitude Month.  “The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering free Aquarium admission to all active-duty military as well as to veterans of our armed forces.”

 

Have you checked out "Journey With Jellies" A bigger & even better jellyfish exhibit yet?  “Get close to some of the most strangely beautiful – but painfully dangerous – animals in the sea as The Maritime Aquarium presents a newly expanded exhibit of jellyfish, including species we've never displayed before!

See Pacific sea nettles in an enormous new display, bizarre flower-hat jellies, "upside-down" jellies in a cool half-dome, and more!”  

Check out the Coral Reef Exhibit!  “A rainbow of colors dart and dash in our new 3,000-gallon Coral Reef exhibit, open now just past the Sea Turtles exhibit.
Meet more than 40 species of reef fish native to the Indo-Pacific, including brilliantly colored varieties of tangs, triggerfish, wrasses and more.
Displays explain why reef systems are so important to the ocean, yet why they’re also so fragile.
Plus, learn how global ocean currents can connect water in reefs on the other side of the planet to our local Long Island Sound – and thus, how our stewardship of the Sound also means good stewardship of all Earth's marine ecosystems.”

The aquarium is definitely worth a trip up the Merritt or 95!

Click here to learn more about Maritime.


 

Michael’s

 

Most Saturdays from 10-12 Michael’s offers a fun Kids Club® craft that kids can participate in while their parents shop.  This Saturday’s project is making Kids Club®  Christmas Painted Rocks.  The cost is $2 per project and supplies are included.  Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.  Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

 

In addition your child can participate in the MAKEbreak Merry Mini Tree on Saturday, November 4th from 1-3pm.  You buy the mini tree, and Michael’s provides the trimmings!

 

And finally, on Sunday from 1-3pm kids can have fun during the MAKEbreak Christmas Tree Slime event.  All supplies are provided, including pre-made slime.

 



Lakeshore

 

Lakeshore also hosts a free craft workshop for kids most Saturdays from 11-3pm.  This Saturday’s craft also sounds super fun, creating a Wise Old Owl Wreath!  Appropriate for kids ages 3 & up. No reservation necessary. Free.”



 

Clay Art Center’s Drop In Class

 

Every Saturday from 2 - 4pm, drop in for a fun clay class.  Cost is $30/adult and $20 for children under 12.  This fee includes material and firing.  “Have fun in this one-time class for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Plan a great afternoon with friends, family, or just for you while exploring your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay! Projects take between 1.5- 2 hours.

 

  • Ornament Making Projects - December 2 & 9 (two sessions at 1:30 & 3:30)

 

SPACE IS LIMITED. Tickets go on sale at the front desk at 10am the day of class. Call us at 914-937-2047 to register or drop in by 1:45. First Come First Served.  Class maximum is 12 people.”

 




Westchester Broadway Theatre Production of Annie

Annie Get Your Gun is on stage at the Westchester Broadway Theatre from September 14 - November 26, 2017 and returns December 28, 2017 - January 28, 2018.  “Set in the Wild West, where Frank Butler is the sharpest sharpshooter around and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill's traveling Wild West show. He'll take on any challenge... and win. That is, until Frank meets his match in the rough and ready tomboy sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Romantic sparks fly, but as long as he is competitive and she is stubborn the course of true love never will run smooth. Irving Berlin’s score filled with memorable hit songs, including “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” "They Say It's Wonderful", “I Got the Sun in the Morning,” Doin' What Comes Natur'lly ,” and the show-stopping hit, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

 


Buy tickets here.


 

Weekends at Stone Barns Center

 

“Experience what's happening on the farm, meet our farmers and greet the season!

 

On a Saturday or Sunday visit to Stone Barns from April through November, participate in a variety of seasonal, hands-on activities and drop-in tours, all included with your one-day admission ticket.

 

Weekend tickets sell out. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance:

 

Tickets become available for purchase 6 weeks in advance.

 

This season on the farm

 

Because every day is different on the farm, exact programming changes each week, but a sample weekend day this spring, summer or fall will include activities like:

 

Meet the: Sheep: 10:00 – 10:45 am

 

Meet the: Chickens: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

 

Farm Activity: Lettuce Planting: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Blue Hill chef joins the Farm Activity 11:30 am-12 pm

 

Getting Grounded: Adult Walking Tour 11:30 am (45 minutes)

 

Hands-on Taste: Spring Rolls 1:00 - 1:45 pm

 

Making the Rounds: Greenhouse Tour 1:15 pm (20 minutes)

 

Meet the: Sheep: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Farm Activity: Prep the Field Beds 2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Meet the: Compost 2:30 - 3:00 pm

 

Meet the: Pigs 3:00 - 3:30 pm

 

Getting Grounded Tour: Adult Walking Tour 4:00 pm (45 minutes)

 

This is a sample schedule; a full schedule of the day's programs will be available to you upon entering the farm the day of your visit.”

 

 

 

Other weekend ideas?


The movies are always a fun weekend option.  Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters this weekend.  Currently in theaters for The Lego Ninjago Movie.  Personally, for adults, I can’t wait to see the movie A Bad Moms Christmas,  Battle of the Sexes and Stronger.  



What about a Farmer’s Market?  Pleasantville has a great one Saturdays from 8:30-1pm!  


Harrison's also has a great Farmers Market open Saturdays, from 8:30-1 from May 20th to November 18th at Ma Riis Park by the train station.

Rye has a great Farmer’s Market on Sundays from 8:30-2pm in the parking lot behind Village Social and Chase Bank (Theodore Fremd Ave.)


 

Have you checked out Fun Fuzion in New Rochelle yet.  Fun Fuzion is Westchester’s only indoor amusement park.  There’s bowling, mini golf, billiards, lazer tag, and a fun house with games and rides.  There’s also a movie theater next door! Definitely a spot worth visiting!

Legoland is also a fun place to visit with the kids!  

 


Need to do some shopping?  Stop by the Pop Up Shop featuring Bling in the Burbs, SBG Trendz, Kicks by Sammy and Beautycounter from 11-5pm.  25 S. Regent Street (in Patdo Studio Lighting building.)  There’s plenty of free parking too!

 


Perhaps the Zoo?  Nearby ones include the Bronx Zoo, The Central Park Zoo  and the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut.


Maybe take a stroll around the New York Botanical Gardens.  This weekend and next weekend from 11-4 stop by NYBG for the FALL FOREST WEEKENDS.

 

“Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage. See the Forest from a different perspective with a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River and spot birds that call this woodland home. Live bird demonstrations, guided tours, and more make for an unforgettable autumn experience.”

 



And Bowlmor bowling alley is a fun option in White Plains!


Another fun spot to check out, which often has fun weekend activities is Muscoot Farm.  On Sunday, from 1-3pm join in their Owl Pellet Dissection.  “$10 a person.  20 people max.  Learn what Owls eat by dissecting their pellets.  Ages 6 and up.”

 

 

 

Remember, it’s always a good idea to call ahead, to ensure a scheduled activity is still running.  Email me at ryebrook@hamlethub.com and let me know if we missed any super fun, family friendly events and/or if you would like to advertise with us!

Photo Credit: Kelly Schwark

 

 












 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:47:32 -0400
CBS’s Madam Secretary Films at Wartburg https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1482-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg1482-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg https://news.hamlethub.com/mountkisco/life/1482-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg1482-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg

Left to right: Angela Ciminello, David Gentner, Téa Leoni, Erich Bergen and Karen Thomas.

Wartburg, a premier senior care and housing provider in Mount Vernon, New York, was the backdrop during a filming of Season 4 of  CBS’s hit series, Madam Secretary.  The episodes featured various sites throughout Wartburg’s historic 34-acre campus and will air on Sunday, October 22 and 29 at 10 p.m. EST.

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.

Over the course of several days during a two week period, Wartburg hosted the cast and crew of Madam Secretary including stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Keith Carradine and BeBe Neuwirth along with over 100 crew members of Eye Productions, Inc. Wartburg’s campus was transformed into a homeland security office, a bed and breakfast and featured a presidential motorcade, just to name a few.

“The cast and crew of Madam Secretary were delightful with our staff and residents.  We were excited to welcome them to our beautiful campus,” said Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development and Marketing at Wartburg. “It was amazing to see how a television series is filmed especially with Wartburg’s campus as the backdrop.”

Wartburg’s campus will be featured in Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 4 and will include a yoga scene in the meadow, Tim Daly’s character speaking with an informant in the Juanita Friedrichs Rotunda, the facade of Wartburg’s Rehabilitation Center seen as “Brook Ponds” Treatment Center, a bed and breakfast in Jahn Memorial (President’s House), the Dale and Yvonne Gatz Conference Center as the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a room in the Hauselt Building was made into a senior level Homeland Security office.  There will also be a motorcade procession driving through the campus. 

“Wartburg’s blend of modern and historic buildings and room for various staging activities has always made it an ideal location for photography and film,” said Wartburg’s CEO David Gentner. “The cast and crew of Madam Secretary were extremely professional and a real pleasure to host.  The show certainly has a few new fans on this campus.”

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family.

Most recently, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links. In addition, Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Michael Dardano) Life Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:11:05 -0400