Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:24:09 -0400 HamletHub.com Wolf Conservation Center is HOWLING in August https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4516-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer4516-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4516-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer4516-wolf-conservation-center-is-howling-this-summer

Howl all summer long at the Wolf Conservation Center!

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 2, 2019 – August 3, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 3, 2019 – August 4, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 4, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: August 4, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: August 5, 2019 – August 9, 2019

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Stories from the Past: Wolves and American Indians

Date: August 8, 2019

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Fee: $16 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation), Education Coordinator at Institute for American Indian Studies, for Traditional Native American Stories about animals. Hear history come alive from the oral traditions that have been passed down and preserved from one generation to the next. Come listen to the stories that were used to explain the great mysteries of life and teach life’s lessons about love, leadership and honor as well as our connection to the earth.

After the talk, guests will see WCC Ambassador wolves Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai, as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 9, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 10, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 10, 2019 – August 11, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves

Date: August 11, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $12 per person

Enjoy your morning coffee with our wolves! Visitors are encouraged to bring their newspapers and spend a relaxing morning with our Ambassador and red wolves.  We’ll provide the coffee… and the wolves! The wolves can be very active in the early morning so we ask that visitors remain quiet and subdued, as this is a peaceful, private moment for all involved.   Pre-registration is required. 

Wolves of North America

Date: August 11, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: August 12, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8 

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Date: August 15, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the August full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center’s 50+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature’s summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 16, 2019 – August 17, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 17, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 17, 2019 – August 18, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Sunset Photo Session

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 6 pm

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Evening Howl for Adults Only

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person 

Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over.Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 23, 2019 – August 24, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 24, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 24, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: August 25, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: August 31, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: August 31, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: August 31, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

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kerry@ducey.org (WCC) Places Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:42:00 -0400
Carnaval De La Cultura Latina in the Bronx on Sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4515-carnaval-de-la-cultura-latina-in-the-bronx-on-sunday4515-carnaval-de-la-cultura-latina-in-the-bronx-on-sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4515-carnaval-de-la-cultura-latina-in-the-bronx-on-sunday4515-carnaval-de-la-cultura-latina-in-the-bronx-on-sunday

Join us in the Bronx this Sunday, July 14 from noon to 6pm for Carnaval De La Cultura Latina, a day filled with fun for the whole family! Indulge in Latin music, food and culture in one of the biggest celebrations in New York City!

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org ( Carnaval De La Cultura Latina) Events Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:31:41 -0400
Farm-to-Table Market Recipe of the Week: Farmer’s Fettuccini https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4514-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-farmer-s-fettuccini4514-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-farmer-s-fettuccini https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4514-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-farmer-s-fettuccini4514-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-farmer-s-fettuccini

Farmer’s Fettuccini

Ingredients

Kosher salt
1 lb. fettuccine (Bambino)
3 Tbs. unsalted butter, cut into chunks
3 cloves garlic, minced (Madura)
3 cups very thinly sliced mixed spring vegetables, baby carrots, baby leeks, baby turnips, baby zucchini, spring onions, and sugar snap peas (Cabbage Hill & Maitri Farms)
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs. thinly sliced lemon zest (remove zest with a vegetable peeler and thinly slice)
2 cups loosely packed pea shoots, watercress sprigs, or baby arugula (Piggy Greens)
3/4 cup freshly of your favorite grating cheese (Plum Plums)
1/2 cup roughly chopped mixed fresh herbs such as basil, chervil, chives, mint, parsley, and tarragon (Cabbage Hill & Maitri Farms)
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper


Directions

Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 6 minutes. (While pasta is cooking, scoop out 1-1/2 cups of pasta cooking water.)

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a 10-inch straight-sided sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until softened and fragrant, but not browned, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of reserved pasta water. Add the sliced vegetables. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the cream and lemon. Bring to a simmer.

Drain the fettuccine and return to its cooking pot. Toss with the vegetables and cream sauce, pea shoots (or watercress or arugula), Parmigiano, all but 1 Tbs. of the herbs, and the pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If necessary, adjust the consistency of the sauce with the reserved 1/2 cup pasta water; the sauce should generously coat the vegetables and pasta. Enjoy.

Recipe & photo provided by John Jay Homestead Farmers Market 

Saturdays at 10:00am to 2:00pm
400 Jay Street, Katonah

914.232.5651
 

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (John Jay Homestead Farm Market ) Life Fri, 12 Jul 2019 05:16:16 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester July 12 and August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4493-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-24493-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4493-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-24493-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2

Entergy Screening Under the Stars Summer of 2019

This summer, Sharc Creative and Westchester County Parks will showcase a family-friendly movie series on a 50 ft screen at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

Friday, July 12 - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3
Friday, August 2 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3

The public arrives a few hours before dusk, blankets are scattered across the lawn, picnics are abundant, and the show lights up the sky. Memories are created.

Admission and parking are free.

Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will also be available for sale. In the event of rain, the movie will be canceled.

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Learn more here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:24:00 -0400
Free Art Workshop for Autistic Children https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4513-free-art-workshop-for-autistic-children4513-free-art-workshop-for-autistic-children https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4513-free-art-workshop-for-autistic-children4513-free-art-workshop-for-autistic-children

The Nowodworski Foundation is sponsoring a free art workshop in Tibbetts Park for autistic children. 

The event will be held on Saturday, July 13th. There will be two sessions. 

Call 917-351-3522 for more information.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Neighbors Wed, 10 Jul 2019 06:57:56 -0400
Mayor de Blasio Announces Ticker Tape Parade to Honor World Cup Championship Winning U.S. Women's Soccer Team https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4512-mayor-de-blasio-announces-ticker-tape-parade-to-honor-world-cup-championship-winning-u-s-women-s-soccer-team4512-mayor-de-blasio-announces-ticker-tape-parade-to-honor-world-cup-championship-winning-u-s-women-s-soccer-team https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4512-mayor-de-blasio-announces-ticker-tape-parade-to-honor-world-cup-championship-winning-u-s-women-s-soccer-team4512-mayor-de-blasio-announces-ticker-tape-parade-to-honor-world-cup-championship-winning-u-s-women-s-soccer-team

To celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup victory, Mayor de Blasio announced the City will host a ticker tape parade in their honor and present them with the keys to the City on Wednesday, July 10th.   

“On and off the field, this team represents what’s best about New York City and our Nation. The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team serve as an inspiration to all who watch them,” said Mayor de Blasio.

"New York is incredibly proud to join the rest of the country in celebrating this exhilarating World Cup Victory," said First Lady Chirlane McCray. "We applaud the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their international platform to speak out against injustice."

“We are incredibly excited and honored to celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory with the amazing people of New York City,” said U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro. “This team is truly special, and so is the level of support that our fans have shown every step of the way along the quest to a fourth star. I’d like to sincerely thank Mayor de Blasio and the City of New York for providing us the opportunity to share this victory with everyone.”

In the final game of the tournament, the USWNT prevailed over the Netherlands 2 to 0. This is the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s fourth World Cup victory, breaking the record they set in 2015 for most Women’s World Cup victories. The United States is the only country to reach the semifinals of all eight FIFA Women's World Cups that have been held since the inaugural tournament in 1991.

The USWNT’s first match of the 2019 tournament against Thailand was the biggest win in the history of the Women's World Cup, surpassing Germany 's 11-0 result against Argentina in 2007. At 13-0, it’s also the largest margin of victory in the history of the World Cup.

New York City has hosted 206 parades along the Canyon of Heroes since the first one in 1886 celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The last ticker tape parade held in New York City honored the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s 2015 World Cup victory. That parade was the first time a women’s athletic team was honored.

A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public to attend a ceremony at City Hall celebrating the U.S. Women’s National Team which will take place on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 AM following the parade. Registration will open at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 8 at nyc.gov/USWNT19.

Details about parade access and press logistics will be released on Monday.

*Image courtesy USSoccer.com

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kerry@ducey.org (Mayor Bill de Blasio) Neighbors Sun, 07 Jul 2019 14:31:24 -0400
Happy July 4th! Revisit the Fabric of our American Heritage, The Declaration of Independence https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4511-happy-july-4th-revisit-the-fabric-of-our-american-heritage-the-declaration-of-independence-15621843944511-happy-july-4th-revisit-the-fabric-of-our-american-heritage-the-declaration-of-independence-1562184394 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4511-happy-july-4th-revisit-the-fabric-of-our-american-heritage-the-declaration-of-independence-15621843944511-happy-july-4th-revisit-the-fabric-of-our-american-heritage-the-declaration-of-independence-1562184394

Besides fireworks, cookouts, and a day off, today we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, drafted to enumerate to “a candid world” the colonists’ grievances against the British crown and their reasons for breaking “political bands” with Britain.

It can be easy to forget or take for granted how radical this document was, perhaps because we can rarely (if ever) achieve the ideals we imagine for a more perfect world. Yet its premise that “all men are created equal” and have a right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” codified a vision of social and political relations that broke decisively from the hierarchical feudalist structure of the world beyond. We might even argue that it fundamentally reframed existent notions of human worth.

For Independence Day, take a moment to revisit the document that laid the foundation of our country, reproduced here in full text:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

            He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good

            He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them

            He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only

            He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people

            He has refused for a long time, after such dissolution, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within

            He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands

            He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary power

            He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries

            He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of  Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance

            He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures

            He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil pow

            He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation

            For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us

            For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

            For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world

            For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent 

            For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury

            For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

            For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

            For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments

            For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever

            He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us

            He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people

            He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most  barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation

            He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. 


            He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn


South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr.,

Massachusetts: John Hancock

Maryland:  Samuel Chase, William Paca Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:  George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris 

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple

Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton

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kerry@ducey.org (Sally Allen) Life Thu, 04 Jul 2019 02:06:21 -0400
NYS 2019 Camping Guide https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4509-nys-2019-camping-guide4509-nys-2019-camping-guide https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4509-nys-2019-camping-guide4509-nys-2019-camping-guide

The 2019 Camping Guide is Here!

The new digital 2019 NYS Camping Guide is now available. This user-friendly guide is the perfect sidekick for helping you plan your next overnight getaway. Whether you enjoy camping in a tent, RV, cabin or cottage, New York State has a variety of campgrounds to choose from. The guide also notes which campgrounds offer activities such as swimming, hiking, boating, and more.

New for 2019, this year’s camping guide features new cottages at Heckscher and Wildwood State Parks on Long Island. While reading through the guide, you’ll also come across many of the amazing images that were submitted to our recent photo contest. Use the digital guide to start planning your next outdoor adventure today!

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation) Life Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:11:36 -0400
MTA Police Department Canine Teams Deemed 'Top Dogs' at United States Police Canine Association Competition https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4508-mta-police-department-canine-teams-deemed-top-dogs-at-united-states-police-canine-association-competition4508-mta-police-department-canine-teams-deemed-top-dogs-at-united-states-police-canine-association-competition https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4508-mta-police-department-canine-teams-deemed-top-dogs-at-united-states-police-canine-association-competition4508-mta-police-department-canine-teams-deemed-top-dogs-at-united-states-police-canine-association-competition

The MTA Police Department’s canines are officially the top dogs in New York State. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that the MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit earned multiple top awards, including first place for overall department teams, at the United States Police Canine Association’s Certification (USPCA) competition held in Albany, New York, last month.

Officer Allison Schmitt (canine partner Mac), Officer Allen Kirsch (canine partner Century), and Officer Matthew Fontana (canine partner Lemm) represented the MTA Police Department at the certification competition.

“The MTA PD’s canine unit is a crucial component of our counter-terrorism efforts and keeping the public safe,” said MTA Chief of Police, Owen Monaghan. “I commend Officer Schmitt, Officer Kirsch and Officer Fontana for earning top honors from the United States Police Canine Association’s Certification competition, and I thank them for their hard work and dedication. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all MTA canine officer teams maintain a watchful presence over the MTA’s entire system, patrolling our stations, platforms, trains and parking lots.”

While most canine certifications are judged pass/fail, for the USPCA, the nation’s oldest and largest police canine organization, multiple judges measure the canine teams to a hundredth of a point. The certification is considered the toughest to achieve for police canine teams. So difficult in fact, that most canine law enforcement agencies bow out of the USPCA’s annual certification competition.

In addition to winning the best overall award, Officers Allen Kirsch, Allison Schmitt and Matthew Fontana swept all the competition categories: obedience, agility, evidence search, suspect search, criminal apprehension.

Teams are measured in each category as follows:

Obedience: (entire exercise is completed off the leash):

  • Heeling at a series of different speeds and paces.
  • Distance control: Standing fifty feet away from his/her canine, the officer commands his/her canine, “sit” and “down,” the first time by voice, and the second time by hand.
  • Obedience recall: The officer walks his/her canine through a series distance points, and then has the canine sit or stand at each point. The canine then runs through the entire drill on its own and without the officer’s vocal commands.
  • Walking control: The officer walks his/her dog at a heel position, and the dog is told to sit or stand still, return to heel, and then resume walking without breaking stride.

Agility:

  • Hurdles: The officer commands his/her canine to jump hurdles of various heights and sizes, including: a picket fence, a chain link fence, a simulated brick wall, a window, a solid wall and a shrub.
  • Catwalks: The officer commands his/her canine to climb a ladder or stairway placed at an angle.
  • Broad jump: The officer commands his/her canine to jump graduated heights from six to twelve inches.
  • A-Frame: The officer commands his/her canine to climb, and then walk, a triangular a-frame.
  • Crawl: Using one voice command, the officer has his/her canine crawl beneath galvanized pipe covered by a chain link fence, and then a four by eight-foot sheet of plywood.

Evidence Search:
Canine/officer teams search for two of the following articles: an expended shotgun shell; a key on a ring; a book of paper matches; a metal gun; a plastic credit card; a screwdriver, or a piece of leather. The canine is given thirty seconds to smell the selected objects, and then must search and retrieve both from a defined area.

Suspect Search:
The canine has four minutes to identify a “suspect” or “suspects” hidden in one of six boxes scattered on open ground. After successfully indicating the suspect has been found, the canine then returns to stand beside his/her officer.

Criminal Apprehension:
Canine/officer teams run through a series of scenarios in which they have to apprehend someone posing as a criminal, including, situations with gunfire, without gunfire and when the officer is in danger.

The MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit was established in 2002 to protect customers from terrorism and other criminal acts and to help reduce railroad service disruptions by expediting inspections of unattended packages. The dogs support the MTA’s security strategy in ways other tools could never do. The structure of a dog’s nose gives it a sense of smell that is 3,000 to 5,000 times stronger than the human nose, allowing them to detect explosives and follow a scent trail untraceable to humans, even breaking down specific scents. Canines can do in minutes what can take hours for humans to do when searching for explosives or other evidence in crimes.

Officers Allen Kirsch, Allison Schmitt, and Matthew Fontana earned the following honors:

Novice class (for first time competitors):

Overall:
First place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm (named in honor of NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm)
Second Place: Officer Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac (named in honor of NYPD Detective Stephen McDonald)

Obedience:
First place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm
Second Place: Officer Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac

Agility:
First place: Officer Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac
Third Place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm

Evidence:
Second place: Officer Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac
Third Place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm

Suspect:
First place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm
Third place: Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac

Criminal Apprehension:
First place: Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac
Second place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm

Open class: (experienced)

Overall award:
Second place: Allen Kirsch and his canine partner Sentry (named in honor of members of the USAF)

Obedience:
First place: Allen Kirsch and his canine partner Sentry

Agility:
First place: Allen Kirsch and his canine partner Sentry

Evidence:
Third place: Allen Kirsch and his canine partner Sentry

Overall top scores (open and novice combined):
Second place: Allen Kirsch and his canine partner Sentry
Fourth place: Officer Matthew Fontana and his canine partner Lemm
Fifth place: Allison Schmitt and her canine partner Mac

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kerry@ducey.org (MTA) Life Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:24:49 -0400
State Police to crack down on impaired driving during the upcoming 4th of July holiday https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4510-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-4th-of-july-holiday4510-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-4th-of-july-holiday https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4510-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-4th-of-july-holiday4510-state-police-to-crack-down-on-impaired-driving-during-the-upcoming-4th-of-july-holiday

The New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions over the Fourth of July holiday. State Troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and target reckless and aggressive driving statewide in an effort to keep New York highways safe during one of the busiest summer holidays for travel. The STOP-DWI and drugged driving crackdown will run through Friday, July 5, 2019.
 
New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said, “Troopers will be out in force this holiday weekend and will be on the lookout for impaired, distracted and reckless motorists who put others in danger. Our message is simple. Don’t drink and Drive! Help prevent senseless tragedies caused by impaired driving. Stay safe, and don’t make a fatal decision that costs your life or someone else’s.”
 
Last year, the State Police issued nearly 10,500 vehicle and traffic tickets during the 4th of July weekend. Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 crashes, which resulted in four fatalities and 244 injuries.
 
During this enforcement period, drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Drivers should also remember to “move over” for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles when they travel New York roadways.
 
Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
 
The Fourth of July initiative is partially funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee(GTSC). The GTSC and the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation remind motorists that their “Have a Plan” mobile app, is available for Apple, Droid and Windows smartphones. The app enables New Yorkers to locate and call a taxi or rideshare service and program a designated driver list. It also provides information on DWI laws and penalties, and provides a way to report a suspected impaired driver.
If you drive drunk or drugged, you not only put your life and the lives of others at risk, you could face arrest, jail time, and substantial fines and attorney fees. The average drinking and driving arrest costs up to $10,000.
 
Arrested drunk and drugged drivers face the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of unanticipated expenses from attorney fees, fines and court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost time at work.
 
The New York State Police, GTSC and NHTSA recommend these simple tips to prevent drunk driving:
 

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
  • Use your community’s sober ride program;
  • If you suspect a driver is drunk or impaired on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement;
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (NYS Police) Public safety Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:04:47 -0400
Lots to Howl About in July at the Wolf Conservation Center https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4492-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4492-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4492-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4492-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center

Camp, Sleep, Chat, Walk with Wolves in July

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: July 1, 2019 – July 5, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 5, 2019 – July 6, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: July 6, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 6, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 6, 2019 – July 7, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 7, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: July 7, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: July 8, 2019 – July 12, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 12, 2019 – July 13, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: July 13, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 13, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 13, 2019 – July 14, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 14, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: July 14, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Early Morning Photo Session

Date: July 14, 2019

Time: 6 pm

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: July 15, 2019 – July 19, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Date: July 16, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the July full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center’s 40+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature’s summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Evening Howl for Adults Only

Date: July 18, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person

 

Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required.

 

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 19, 2019 – July 20, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves

Date: July 20, 2019

Time: 9am

Fee: $12 per person

Enjoy your morning coffee with our wolves! Visitors are encouraged to bring their newspapers and spend a relaxing morning with our Ambassador and red wolves.  We’ll provide the coffee… and the wolves! The wolves can be very active in the early morning so we ask that visitors remain quiet and subdued, as this is a peaceful, private moment for all involved.   Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: July 20, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 20, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 20, 2019 – July 21, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 21, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

 

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages

Date: July 25, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $16 – adults / $13 – children under 12

Enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why July is a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 26, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America

Date: July 27, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: July 27, 2019 – July 28, 2019

Time: 5 pm – 8:30 am

Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $12 per person

Enjoy your morning coffee with our wolves! Visitors are encouraged to bring their newspapers and spend a relaxing morning with our Ambassador and red wolves.  We’ll provide the coffee… and the wolves! The wolves can be very active in the early morning so we ask that visitors remain quiet and subdued, as this is a peaceful, private moment for all involved.   Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Wolf Camp for Kids

Date: July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $350 per child

Age: Grades 1-8

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long!  The five day program will include opportunities for your child to learn about nature and wildlife through woodland exploration, scavenger hunts, wilderness games, live animals, etc. Children will learn about various habitats, animal communication and behavior, food chains, and local wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

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kerry@ducey.org (NY Wolf) Neighbors Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:06:00 -0400
Teen Art Exhibit at Yonkers Library https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4507-teen-art-exhibit-at-yonkers-library4507-teen-art-exhibit-at-yonkers-library https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4507-teen-art-exhibit-at-yonkers-library4507-teen-art-exhibit-at-yonkers-library

THE NEO EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION AND OPEN MIC

In partnership with curator Haifa Bint-Kadi and with the support of the Yonkers Public Library and The Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library, along with generous support from Con Edison, a group of teens from all over the City of Yonkers has been meeting in the 4th floor gallery at the Riverfront Library every Friday.

They wanted to create a safe space to learn about and create art, and to celebrate their differences. They have studied visual and textile art and gone on field trips to New York City, and they've learned the inner workings of a gallery.

They have met and interacted with local artists who volunteered their time and love to support these creative teens by teaching them their art form. The teens call themselves NEO.

This Thursday we will celebrate their visual and performing art in our gallery at 5:30. They've worked hard to design an amazing exhibit and we hope you can join us to celebrate these young artists with their friends and family.

The exhibit will run through July 27th, 2019.

Riverfront Art Gallery (4th Floor at Yonkers Riverfront Library)

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aseward100@aol.com (YPL) Places Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:43:43 -0400
Bronx Arts Ensemble Bastille Day Concert on July 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4506-bronx-arts-ensemble-bastille-day-concert-on-july-144506-bronx-arts-ensemble-bastille-day-concert-on-july-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4506-bronx-arts-ensemble-bastille-day-concert-on-july-144506-bronx-arts-ensemble-bastille-day-concert-on-july-14

Bastille Day Concert on July 14 beginning at 2 pm at Van Cortlandt Park

In honor of Bastille Day, Bronx Arts Ensemble’s string quartet presents a program of music by all Francophone composers. Centering around Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, the program will also feature the guitar music of Haitian composer Frantz Casséus and the string music of Germaine Tailleferre, member of the infamous French composers’ collective Les Six.

Performers:
Monica Davis, first violin
Sarah Zun, second violin
Adda Kridler, viola
Eleanor Norton, cello
Francisco Roldán, guitar

Program:

Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 1, arranged for guitar
Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1, arranged for guitar

Germaine Tailleferre’s String Quartet

Claude Debussy’s “La Fille aux Chevaux de Lin,” arranged for guitar

Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major

Frantz Casseus’ “Petro,” “Yanvalloux,” and “Dance of the Hounsies”

Rockwood Circle Drive, Van Cortlandt Park, Mosholu Avenue & Broadway

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kerry@ducey.org (Bronx Arts Ensemble) Events Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:18:05 -0400
Save the Date! Bronx Coast to Coast Walk on September 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4505-save-the-date-bronx-coast-to-coast-walk-on-september-284505-save-the-date-bronx-coast-to-coast-walk-on-september-28 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4505-save-the-date-bronx-coast-to-coast-walk-on-september-284505-save-the-date-bronx-coast-to-coast-walk-on-september-28

Bronx Coast to Coast Walk on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Ewen Park Entrance  W 231st and Riverdale Ave  New York

This 18-mile walk starts at the NW corner of Broadway and West 231st St at the W 231st St. stop of the #1 Train at 9:00. We will then head west towards the Hudson River and walk along a rural road that's the westernmost avenue closest to the river. Near the river we pass one of the Kennedy clan's homes and see where JFK spent a few years of his life overlooking the Hudson.

We will go to a tiny, hidden park on the other side of Metro North tracks where you can go right up to the river and dip your hands into it. Then we walk to the northernmost point of NYC and start heading east, including walking through Fieldston, a private neighborhood of mansions.

Along the way we'll pass the Russian Compound, owned by Russia (Or, maybe they have they been thrown out?). We'll make our way to Van Cortland Park and follow the path of the East Coast Greenway. Along the path we'll pass a beautiful lake in the park.

We'll continue on Mosholu Parkway to Bronx Park, walking over the Bronx River. Then we'll make our way to Pelham Parkway, still on the East Coast Greenway, all the way to City Island (called the Seashore of the Bronx) and end at the end of City Island where we can eat and have beer at Johnny's Reef Restaurant, which has been there for at least 70 years!

We'll take a bus to the Pelham Bay stop of the No. 6 train, which you can take back into Manhattan.

Learn more and register HERE.

 

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kerry@ducey.org ( FreeWalkers.org) Events Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:01:59 -0400
Yonkers Art Gallery Closing https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4504-yonkers-art-gallery-closing4504-yonkers-art-gallery-closing https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4504-yonkers-art-gallery-closing4504-yonkers-art-gallery-closing

Yonkers downtown Urban Studio Unbound Art Gallery will no longer be bound by it's lease at 66 Main Street. The landlord has quadrupled the rent.

As of June 30th, 2019, the studio will move the facility to Warburton Galerie 16, located at 16 Warburton Avenue.  The  new 4.000 plus square foot space boasts high ceilings, abundant day light, and ample wall exhibit space.

Although the monthly Yonkers Gallery Hop will be shorter now, visitors will have a reason to stay longer at Galerie 16.          

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Places Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:58:50 -0400