Rye's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/rye Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:17:04 -0400 HamletHub.com Summer Block Party at Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4971-summer-block-party-at-katonah-museum-of-art4971-summer-block-party-at-katonah-museum-of-art https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4971-summer-block-party-at-katonah-museum-of-art4971-summer-block-party-at-katonah-museum-of-art

Summer is served at the KMA Block Party. Mark your calendars for a series of cool evenings complete with drinks, gourmet food trucks and great music celebrating what makes the KMA the place to be. Enjoy a curated selection of bands and performers across many genres.

 

Block Party
Saturdays, June 29, July 13, August 10, September 14
Thursdays, July 25, August 1, August 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Katonah Museum of Art 
134 Jay Street 
Katonah, NY 10536

JUN 29: The Shaves, Hit Covers

JUL 13: Will Moloney, Old Table & Friends, Indie Rock
JUL 25: Mark Morganelli & The Jazz All-Stars, Brazilian Jazz
AUG 1: Sami Stevens Trio, R&B
AUG 10: Peter & The Four26, Fan Favorites
AUG 22: Foxanne, Indie Singer Songwriter
SEP 14: Mark Morganelli & The Jazz All-Stars, American Popular Songbook

$20 members, $25 non-members. Tickets include complimentary soft drinks, craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Children under 18 are free. Bands subject to change. Rain or shine. Light refreshments served.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Katonah Museum of Art) Events Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:56:00 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars Brings Free Outdoor Movies to Westchester July 12 and August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4967-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-24967-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4967-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-free-outdoor-movies-to-westchester-july-12-and-august-24967-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 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:24:00 -0400
Lots to Howl About in July at the Wolf Conservation Center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4970-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4970-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4970-lots-to-howl-about-in-july-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4970-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) Events Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:06:00 -0400
Sun Protection Tips https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4969-plan-your-sun-protection-using-these-tips4969-plan-your-sun-protection-using-these-tips https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4969-plan-your-sun-protection-using-these-tips4969-plan-your-sun-protection-using-these-tips

Skin Cancer Awareness

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

Summer is full of outdoor activities. You probably put sunscreen on yourself and your kids when you go to the pool or the beach. But do you know you should protect your skin with more than just sunscreen anytime you’re outside?

Sun protection is important all year round, and it’s best to use several different kinds. When you’re working in the yard, watching a ballgame, or taking an afternoon walk, make sun safety an everyday habit so you can avoid getting a sunburn and lower your chance of getting skin cancer.

What’s In Your Tote Bag?

Here’s an easy tip to help make sure you and your family stay sun-safe. Get ready for summer with a tote bag full of different ways to protect your skin. Keep the tote bag handy so you can grab it whenever you head out for summer fun!
Some important things to pack—

  • A lightweight long-sleeved shirt or cover-up.
  • A hat with a wide brim that shades your face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection.

More Sun Safety Tips

  • Stay in the shade, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon.
  • Can’t stay in the shade? Wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants to protect your skin.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

Join the conversation to raise awareness about the benefits of sun protection! Take a photograph of yourself using sun protection and share it on social media with the hashtag #SunSafeSelfie. See our photo gallery!

Fast Facts About Skin Cancer

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and includes different types.
  • Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes.
  • Even if it’s cool and cloudy, you still need protection. UV rays, not the temperature, do the damage.
  • Anyone can get skin cancer, but some things put you at higher risk.
  • The most common signs of skin cancer are changes on your skin, such as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal, or a change in a mole.
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (CDC) Public safety Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:05:00 -0400
Drastic Plastic Cups Are Now Banned in Westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4968-drastic-plastic-cups-are-now-banned-in-westchester4968-drastic-plastic-cups-are-now-banned-in-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4968-drastic-plastic-cups-are-now-banned-in-westchester4968-drastic-plastic-cups-are-now-banned-in-westchester

The styrofoam cup ban in Westchester County is now law. The crunchy vessel that holds coffee and take out is no more. Westchester  County Legislator Kitley Covell wrote the following:


"I’m proud to say that on Monday night the Board of Legislators voted unanimously for a bill I sponsored which regulates the sale and use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) containers for takeout food and restaurant leftovers in Westchester County. 
 
Americans throw out billions of tons of EPS coffee cups and other food containers every year.  This material doesn’t biodegrade, so it clogs landfills for decades or more.  Once it is used for food, it is difficult to recycle economically.  And when it breaks up into smaller pieces, it drifts off into our waterways, where it’s often eaten by marine life mistaking it for food.
 
Our new law eliminates the sale or use of EPS for takeout food containers  and food service ware by vendors and restaurants, or sold in stores.  The measure also prohibits the sale of loose-fill EPS packing foam in Westchester.  Prepackaged food that arrives sealed in EPS package, packaging for raw eggs, and butcher case packaging are exempted.  The law takes effect in six months, giving restaurants and businesses time to use up any current supply.
 
With this common-sense, bi-partisan legislation, Westchester will join its neighbors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and in New York City, in acting to reduce this troubling source of pollution
Kitley Covill, Westchester County Legislator"
 
==================================================But despite the good intentions of environmentalists, small businesses may feel the brunt of the law. The cost to switch from styrofoam containers to a more acceptable standard will be passed on to consumers. 
 
NYC, which has a  similar ban gives businesses with revenue less than $500k the option of applying for a hardship waiver. It is not known at 
this time if Westchester offers the same. 

Alternative packaging options include aluminum, rigid plastics, uncoated paper, glass, and compostable items.

Small businesses with less than $500,000 in gross income for the most recent tax year and nonprofits may apply for hardship exemptions from the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) if they can prove that the purchase of alternative products not composed of EPS would create a financial hardship. SBS is currently accepting applications for polystyrene foam hardship waivers.

To access the application, visit www.nyc.gov/foamwaiver.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:09:00 -0400
Hospice of Westchester to Host 9th Annual Celebration of Life Memorial Butterfly Release https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4959-hospice-of-westchester-to-host-9th-annual-celebration-of-life-memorial-butterfly-release4959-hospice-of-westchester-to-host-9th-annual-celebration-of-life-memorial-butterfly-release https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/charities/4959-hospice-of-westchester-to-host-9th-annual-celebration-of-life-memorial-butterfly-release4959-hospice-of-westchester-to-host-9th-annual-celebration-of-life-memorial-butterfly-release

Hospice of Westchester (HOW) will host its ninth annual Celebration of Life Memorial Butterfly Release at the Wainwright House in Rye. This event will give community members the opportunity to honor the lives of loved ones who have passed away. All are invited to purchase butterflies in memory of their loved ones and attend the event to participate in the release.

The event will include children’s activities (stories, crafts, games), videos on the Monarch butterfly, a memorial service and the butterfly release.

Butterflies will be available for purchase until June 14 at $20 each, and will not be available for purchase on the day of the event. Every Hospice of Westchester family will receive one free butterfly.

Space is limited and reservations are required. To order your butterflies or make a reservation, please call (914) 682-1484 ext. 130

 

When: Sunday, June 23, 2019

RSVP by Friday, June 14

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Rain or shine!

Where: Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

 

About Hospice of Westchester:

Hospice of Westchester (HOW) is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency that provides skilled, compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life home care to patients diagnosed with any serious or life-limiting illness and gives support to their families and loved ones. Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call (914) 682-1484. For the latest news and updates, find HOW on Facebook.

 

 

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mlauricella@cocommunications.com (Michelle ) Charities Sat, 01 Jun 2019 07:49:02 -0400
Rock Lobster Fest This Weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4963-rock-lobster-fest-is-less-than-a-month-away4963-rock-lobster-fest-is-less-than-a-month-away https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4963-rock-lobster-fest-is-less-than-a-month-away4963-rock-lobster-fest-is-less-than-a-month-away

 

The Friends of Crawford Park, a local 501 C-3 volunteer organization that supports the Village of Rye Brook’s 36-acre Crawford Park preserve is hosting a fundraiser on June 1, to support their Pave The Way campaign. This special event, a “Rock Lobster Fest,” will feature a full lobster/clam bake dinner supplied by Powell’s of Harrison, two musical acts and an array of valuable raffle prizes. 

Pave the Way is a campaign to raise funds to restore the one-mile walking path in the park to a safer and more aesthetic condition. The Mansion, the centerpiece of the park, is currently undergoing extensive renovation by the Town of Rye to improve access, update the interior and make it a more usable community space. Improving the walkway is not funded by that project. The Friend’s goal of restoring this trail together with the mansion’s updating will make the park more accessible for all.

The Rock Lobster Fest will be held in the park’s pavilion and along with dinner will feature two local musical acts:  Julie Corbalis and Schlango Doss.

Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner, wine and beer along with the great entertainment.  Raffle tickets are $20.00 for 5.

For tickets or further information you may contact:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-crawford-park-4701448369

or 

http://www.friendsofcrawfordpark.org/

 

About the Friends of Crawford Park:

In October of 1996, a non-profit, 501 C-3, organization called the Friends of Crawford Park was formed. Its purpose was the beautification of the park grounds, as well as preservation of the Crawford’s legacy. The Friends have contributed extensively to the park’s maintenance and improvement.

 

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Anna Leder) Events Fri, 31 May 2019 03:30:00 -0400
St. Mary the Virgin's Strawberry Festival on June 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4964-st-mary-the-virgin-s-strawberry-festival-on-june-14964-st-mary-the-virgin-s-strawberry-festival-on-june-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/neighbors/4964-st-mary-the-virgin-s-strawberry-festival-on-june-14964-st-mary-the-virgin-s-strawberry-festival-on-june-1

The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin will hold their 82nd Annual Strawberry Festival on June 1 from 11am to 4pm.

Kiddie Games

  • Food
  • Crafts
  • Live Music
  • Bounce Castles
  • Petting Zoo

Proceeds help fund St. Mary's Outreach Program.

This event is rain or shine. 

The church is located on South Greeley Ave next to Bell School in Chappaqua.

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kerry@ducey.org (St. Mary the Virgin) Neighbors Thu, 30 May 2019 11:50:00 -0400
Important Information Regarding Turtles from The Maritime Aquarium https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4962-important-information-regarding-turtles-from-the-maritime-aquarium4962-important-information-regarding-turtles-from-the-maritime-aquarium https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/publicsafety/4962-important-information-regarding-turtles-from-the-maritime-aquarium4962-important-information-regarding-turtles-from-the-maritime-aquarium

 Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Advises to Let Turtles Be as they Move to and from Nests

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is asking folks to be mindful of turtles on the move at this time of year, and only to interact with them if necessary.

Barrett Christie, director of Animal Husbandry, said several recent well-meaning callers have “rescued” hatchling diamondback terrapins, a protected coastal species. One hatchling was even delivered to the Aquarium.

“Often, upon being handled by humans or brought in to human care, turtles cannot be returned to their natural habitats,” Christie said. “We’re glad that people are concerned for the welfare of turtles as they find them, but it’s important to know what to do and what not to do.”

Listed in Connecticut as a Species of Special Concern, diamondback terrapins are the state’s only turtle that spend their lives in the brackish waters of Long Island Sound’s tidal rivers and marshes. Hatchlings might be encountered now heading for water, from shoreline nests.

“Hatchlings are small and adorable, but the best thing to do is to just let them be on their way,” Christie said. “The only help they might need is to be safely carried across a road in the direction they were heading. But first you should make sure that you’re not putting yourself at risk by stopping on the road.”

That advice also holds true for Connecticut’s freshwater turtles, whose females look for places on land to lay their eggs in spring. Of particular note are snapping turtles, which can deliver a powerful maiming bite.

“If you come across a snapping turtle on a road, do not try to pick it up,” Christie said. “Even if you think your hands are safely out of its reach, snapping turtles’ necks can extend much further than you expect. The best thing to do is find a long stick to nudge it across the road in the direction it was facing.”

Of course the best place to see some of Connecticut’s turtles is The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, which displays diamondback terrapins, spotted turtles, painted turtles and Eastern box turtles. Sea turtles on exhibit are one loggerhead and two green sea turtles.

(The hatchling terrapin will not be displayed at the Aquarium. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is seeking a permitted organization to accept it and provide proper care.)

Learn more about exhibits, programs, IMAX movies and more in the popular family attraction at www.maritimeaquarium.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Public safety Thu, 30 May 2019 07:39:00 -0400
Spring Fest! https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4966-spring-fest4966-spring-fest https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4966-spring-fest4966-spring-fest

Clay Art Center is pleased to present Spring Fest

Giant Pottery Sale & Activities for the Whole Family

Featuring Adopt-a-Dog Pet Adoption Event

Saturday, June 1st, 10am – 4pm

Fun for the Whole Family

 

 

Hands-on clay activities, try the potter’s wheel, face painting, food & raffle

Admission & Activities are Free: It will take place rain or shine

 

Championing the arts in Westchester for over 60 years, Clay Art Center is a hub for ceramic artists, and has been named one of the best places to take ceramics classes in the US by Artsy. Spring Fest is a great opportunity to come and enjoy this Westchester arts destination while shopping for pottery bargains. It is fun for the whole family with hands-on clay activities, a chance to try the potter’s wheel, face painting, raffle & food.

Shop hundreds of original, hand-made pottery pieces, donated by tri-state area ceramic artists, available to the public at greatly reduced prices, with 100% of revenues going to help raise the $20,000 needed to replace one of our kilns. Our equipment and unique facility are essential components of Clay Art Center's ability to fulfill its mission and provide access to the arts for the entire community.

In addition to the great activities and wonderful pottery bargains, we will be holding a raffle of exciting items donated by Skutt (a potter’s wheel), Diamond Core Tools (clay tools), Pet Pantry Warehouse & more. Winners will be announced at Spring Fest.

 

As June 1 is the closing day of their Pots for Pets exhibit, Clay Art Center will also host a pet adoption day with Adopt-a-Dog, a Greenwich, CT shelter, whose mission is to save, socialize and secure loving homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs while creating a community, in a non-kill shelter, where there is a home for every dog. Come and meet dogs that are looking for their ‘furever’ home. Also in support of shelter animals, Pet Pantry Warehouse and Tischman Pets Photography, will be present.

Animal Instinct, dedicated to our furry friends, is our year-long gallery focus for 2019, exploring the animal kingdom through a series of four core exhibitions and related programming. The exhibits will examine how artists use anthropomorphism to convey messages about relationships, how we coexist with animals in the wild and in our homes, and the importance of preserving the animal kingdom to maintain the delicate balance of our shared ecosystem. The exhibits include: The Great Race, Pots for Pets, The Emotional Animal and Julia Galloway: Endangered Species Project.

 

Founded in 1957, Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Wed, 29 May 2019 07:44:11 -0400
Intelligent Trees Event https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4965-intelligent-trees-event4965-intelligent-trees-event https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4965-intelligent-trees-event4965-intelligent-trees-event

Science Film, Intelligent Trees, at Meeting House June 1

The Bird Homestead and Meeting House Conservancy will screen Intelligent Trees, a documentary film, on Saturday, June 1, at 3 pm at the Meeting House on Milton Road. It features forester Peter Wohlleben, best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, and scientist Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia. They have observed and investigated the communication between trees for decades. Their findings are astonishing.

Trees talk, know family ties, and care for their young? Is this too incredible to be true? Their work shows that trees are individual beings that have feelings, know friendship, have a common language, and look after each other. The film explores the various ways that trees communicate. It goes beyond observations and claims. It matches them with

the latest underlying scientific research.

Admission free.

Rye Meeting House, 624 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580

914.967.0099

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Wed, 29 May 2019 07:31:34 -0400
Farm-to-Table Market Recipe of the Week: Spring Cobb Salad https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4961-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-spring-cobb-salad4961-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-spring-cobb-salad https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/life/4961-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-spring-cobb-salad4961-farm-to-table-market-recipe-of-the-week-spring-cobb-salad

Spring Cobb Salad

Ingredients

  • (1) Salad Greens (Orchard Hill Organics)
  • (1) Bunch Radishes (Madura Farms)
  • (3) Scallions (Madura Farms)
  • 4 oz. Bayley Hazen Bleu (Plum Plums Cheeses)
  • (4) Hard Boiled Eggs (Breezy Hill Orchard)
  • 1/2 lb Crispy Bacon (John Boy's Farm)
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Arlotta Food Studio)
  • 1/4 White Balsamic (Arlotta Food Studio)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (Hummingbird Ranch)
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

*Notes: Avocado and chicken are classic components. While avocado is not local, you can substitute apples from Salinger's Orchard or Breezy Hill Orchard. John Boy's Farm has fabulous local poultry.


Directions

Crispy Bacon
  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Lay bacon on a cookie tray and bake for 8 minutes or desired crispness.
  • Cool and chop, set aside.
Hard Boiled Eggs
  • In a sauce pot, place eggs and enough water to cover by 2 inches.
  • Gently bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Let stand 10-12 minutes depending on desired doneness.
  • Cool and peel.
Dressing
  • In a blender, combine honey, dijon mustard, and white balsamic.
  • With blender running on medium speed, drizzle in olive oil and season with salt & pepper.
Salad
  • Slice radish and scallions to desired thickness.
  • Place lettuce in desired bowl/plate and arrange radish, scallion, eggs, and crispy bacon.
  • Drizzle dressing and finish with crumbled blue cheese.

Recipe 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 Farmers Market) Life Wed, 29 May 2019 06:57:00 -0400
Matthew G. Anderson, President and CEO of The Osborn in Rye, Honored by Visiting Nurse Service Foundation at Annual Gala https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4960-matthew-g-anderson-president-and-ceo-of-the-osborn-in-rye-honored-by-visiting-nurse-service-foundation-at-annual-gala4960-matthew-g-anderson-president-and-ceo-of-the-osborn-in-rye-honored-by-visiting-nurse-service-foundation-at-annual-gala https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/events/4960-matthew-g-anderson-president-and-ceo-of-the-osborn-in-rye-honored-by-visiting-nurse-service-foundation-at-annual-gala4960-matthew-g-anderson-president-and-ceo-of-the-osborn-in-rye-honored-by-visiting-nurse-service-foundation-at-annual-gala

Matthew Anderson, President & CEO of The Osborn, accepted the Distinguished Service Award at the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester’s Foundation gala on May 15, 2019, at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY. The gala is the organization’s annual fundraiser to benefit home health care and community health education programs.

Mr. Anderson and The Osborn were chosen to receive the award because of their dedication to improving the lives of seniors in the community. Mr. Anderson, who has been at The Osborn for more than 20 years, is a highly regarded leader in the field of senior living and a key advocate for seniors in the region. Mr. Anderson is a fellow with LeadingAge, the national organization serving seniors, and a former coach of its Leadership Academy. He is also a former Board Member with its affiliate, LeadingAge NY, a member of Greenwich Hospital's Community Advisory Committee, and a Trustee of the Rye Free Reading Room. 

“This is a wonderful honor,” stated Mr. Anderson. “Having The Osborn recognized by VNS at their annual gala is high praise — the staff, administration and board of trustees are grateful for this award.” 

The Osborn, one of the most prestigious senior living communities in the area, opened its doors in 1908 and, over the years, has expanded to include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care, Short Term Rehab, Memory Care, as well as Home Care.

In addition to Mr. Anderson and The Osborn, two other organizations were also honored:  Aging in America, Inc., and Gera Looser, RN, from Westchester Care at Home.

According to Timothy P. Leddy, president and CEO of  Westchester Visiting Nurse  Services Group, "The majority of our patients -    83 percent -  are 65 years or older. Honoring these dedicated individuals and organizations is a way for us to express our profound gratitude for the critical role they play in supporting our efforts to help the seniors in our care."  Westchester Visiting  Nurse  Services Group is  the parent organization of  VNS Westchester, the VNSW Foundation, and Westchester Care at Home.

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abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Events Mon, 27 May 2019 07:52:36 -0400
June Events to Howl About at the Wolf Conservation Center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4957-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4957-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/rye/places/4957-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center4957-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center

June at the Wolf Conservation Center

Wolves of North America
Date: June 1, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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: June 1, 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 they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  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: June 1, 2019 - June 2, 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!

Early Morning Photo Session
Date: June 2, 2019
Time: 9 am
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.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 2, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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: June 8, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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: June 8, 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 they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  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: June 8, 2019 - June 9, 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: June 9, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Date: June 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: $15 - adults / $12 - children under 12

Join Chris Evers, Director & Founder of Animal Embassy on a journey around the world as we meet incredible live Animal Ambassadors! Turn fear into respect & appreciation by learning about animal behavior and appearance. We will discuss predators such as wolves and bears, and discover how pigs, snakes, spiders and scorpions help us all. We'll learn how some tortoises dig burrows that provide homes for hundreds of other species and we'll discover how a variety of animals keep us healthy by eating disease-carrying insects. We will also explore how animals dig trenches for their offspring and adopt orphaned babies. Animal Ambassadors will include a Kunekune Pig from New Zealand, an African Sulcata Tortoise, a Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, an Emperor Scorpion, a Boa Constrictor and a Spectacled Owl.

After the talk, guests will visit WCC Ambassador wolves, as well as potentially behold the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 15, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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: June 15, 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 they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  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: June 15, 2019 - June 9, 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: June 16, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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.

Full Moon Wolf Walk
Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the June 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.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 21, 2019 - June 22, 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!

Early Morning Photo Session
Date: June 22, 2019
Time: 9 am
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.
Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 22, 2019 - June 23, 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: June 23, 2018
Time: 8:30 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: June 23, 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 they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  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: June 23, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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.

Evening Howl for Adults Only
Date: June 27, 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: June 28, 2019 - June 29, 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: June 29, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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: June 29, 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 they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  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: June 29, 2019 - June 30, 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: June 30, 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 they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  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: June 30, 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 they celebrate the birth of pups! 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.

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Some good reminders:

Under New York State law:

  • All front seat occupants must be properly secured, regardless of age.
  • All rear seat passengers under 16 years of age must be properly secured;
  • Children up to the age of 4 must be properly restrained in a federally approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a seat belt or universal child restraint anchorage (LATCH) system.
  • Children less than age 4 but weighing more than 40 pounds may be restrained in a booster seat with a lap/shoulder safety belt. However, a child safety seat that accommodates higher weights can be used.
  • Children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 must be properly secured in an appropriate child restraint* system, one for which the child meets the height and weight recommendations of the child restraint manufacturer.
  • A vehicle's safety belt is NOT a child restraint system.
  • Children riding in booster seats must be secured with a combination lap/shoulder seat belt, NEVER secure a child in a booster seat with only a lap belt.
  • * An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child's size and weight recommended by the manufacturer.
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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Sun, 19 May 2019 14:57:00 -0400