Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:18:13 -0500 HamletHub.com Valentine Drop-In Classes Coming Soon! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5271-valentine-drop-in-classes-coming-soon5271-valentine-drop-in-classes-coming-soon https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5271-valentine-drop-in-classes-coming-soon5271-valentine-drop-in-classes-coming-soon

Clay Art Center Valentine’s Day Themed Project * Drop-In Clay Class Have your child make a hand-made gift for Valentine’s Day. Projects will be fired and available for pick up before February 14. Fun for the Whole Family (Ages 5 -99) Saturday, January 25th, 1:00 – 3:00pm or 3:30 – 5:30pm.

Looking for something fun to do with your family? Every Saturday families & friends come to our studio, for this one-time class, and play with clay while spending quality time together. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly hand-building projects. For adults, children, family & friends ages 5 – 99. No previous experience necessary! Beginners welcome. There will be 2 sessions each Saturday from January – April. Session 1, 1:00 – 3:00, Session 2, 3:30 – 5:30pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. Tickets go on sale each Saturday starting at 10am. Please call to book your spot at 914-937-2047. On January 25th we will have a Valentine’s Day Themed Project class from 1:00 – 3:00 or 3:30 – 5:30. For ages 5 – 99. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian. Fee: $30 Adult, $20 Children under 12 & seniors – includes materials and firing. Projects can be picked up 2 – 3 weeks after class. For more info: https://www.clayartcenter.org/saturday-drop-in

Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Westchester County community at large.

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 Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Events Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:34:30 -0500
Imagine Your Summer At Harvey Camp! Open House on Feb. 22, Registration OPEN https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5267-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open5267-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5267-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open5267-imagine-your-summer-at-harvey-camp-open-house-on-feb-22-registration-open

The Harvey Summer Camp celebrates its 25th year with a 2020 session that offers an extraordinary interactive summer experience for children entering grades 1 through 9. With more than 50 courses to choose from, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy!

Attend Harvey Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register HERE.

Northern Westchester’s premier summer program, the Harvey Camp offers children entering grade 2 and up the unique opportunity to create their own schedules, allowing them the freedom to explore their own interests in art, theater, sports, science, and so much more. Children entering first grade get a taste of a “big camp” experience as directors and counselors guide them through their days of fun, learning activities.

With 125 sprawling acres of woods, open fields, and state-of-the-art facilities, the Harvey campus offers an ideal location for a summer day camp. The magnificent Walker Center for the Arts, the impressive Fenstermacher Athletic Center, the iconic Evarts Memorial Ice Rink, the John G. Davis Tennis Courts and an outdoor pool are just some of the wonderful facilities campers will enjoy!

The 2020 session will also feature several “specialty camps.” One will give girls entering grades 5-12 a chance to learn how to play lacrosse under the exceptional tutelage of local lacrosse legend Sammy Jo Tracy. For children entering grades 8-10 who are interested in STEM, Harvey offers a Robotics Camp, housed in the school’s robotics lab and taught by highly successful RoboCavs coach Chris Kelly. For kids curious to explore the fun and thrill of high-wire balancing and aerial movement, the professional performers of Westchester Circus Arts return for another spectacular summer under the Big Top in Circus Camp.

The six-week session of Harvey Summer Camp runs from June 29 through August 7. Weekly options are available. Tuition includes daily lunch in Harvey’s cafeteria, a complimentary camp 

T-shirt and a sports bag. Depending on a camper’s home location, transportation options are available for an additional fee.

Be part of our 25th-anniversary celebration and allow your child a chance to enjoy a summer of his or her own making. Tell your child what we tell our campers: “It’s your summer. Imagine it.”

To find out more about the tuition and the programs, visit www.harveycavaliercamp.org


Attend Harvey Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register HERE.

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Harvey School) Places Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:27:08 -0500
White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Rita Harvey’s Heart Like A Wheel – A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5272-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-rita-harvey-s-heart-like-a-wheel-a-tribute-to-linda-ronstadt5272-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-rita-harvey-s-heart-like-a-wheel-a-tribute-to-linda-ronstadt https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5272-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-rita-harvey-s-heart-like-a-wheel-a-tribute-to-linda-ronstadt5272-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-rita-harvey-s-heart-like-a-wheel-a-tribute-to-linda-ronstadt

Rita Harvey’s Heart Like A Wheel – A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at WPPAC on January 25 at 8pm

Rita Harvey’s ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ - A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt celebrates one of the most beloved and versatile pop singers of the past five decades. Hear the hits that Linda Ronstadt helped make famous ("You're No Good," "Blue Bayou," "When Will I Be Loved," "It's So Easy," "That'll Be the Day," "Desperado," "Heat Wave" and many others) as well as stories behind the songs that highlighted her career. These timeless favorites are performed by Broadway star, Rita Harvey, backed up by four incredible rock musicians.

Rita Harvey starred in the lead role of Christine Daae in the Broadway and National Touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera.  She was also in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof as Hodel opposite Rosie O'Donnell, Harvey Fierstein and Alfred Molina. Other credits include Diana in the Theatersquared production of Next To Normal and Helen Bechdel in the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s acclaimed production of Fun Home. Rita is the principle soprano in "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" which was voted the number one reviewed touring Broadway concert in the country.

Rita Harvey’s ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ - A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 25 at 8pm. Tickets are $37.50.

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kathleen Davisson) Places Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:12:31 -0500
Bowling For Bears https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5270-bowling-for-bears5270-bowling-for-bears https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5270-bowling-for-bears5270-bowling-for-bears

 

Join us for our
5th Annual
Bowling For Bears Event
to support
Pediatric Programs at
White Plains Hospital!
 
 
Sponsored by the Junior Friends of White Plains Hospital
 
Bring your family and friends for a fun night
of bowling for a great cause!
 
Sunday, January 26, 2020
5:00pm-7:00pm
Bowlmor White Plains
47 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10607
 
$50 per child and $75 per adult
includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda
 
Sponsor your own lane
$500 Split Sponsor
$750 Spare Sponsor
$1,000 Strike Sponsor
 
To register, click here!
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annaleder@yahoo.com (White Plains Hospital) Charities Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:33:12 -0500
New York Public Library Releases Top Checkouts of All Time https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5269-new-york-public-library-releases-top-checkouts-of-all-time5269-new-york-public-library-releases-top-checkouts-of-all-time https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5269-new-york-public-library-releases-top-checkouts-of-all-time5269-new-york-public-library-releases-top-checkouts-of-all-time

Classic Children’s Story The Snowy Day tops The New York Public Library’s All-Time Checkouts List

The top 10 list kicks off the Library’s year-long 125th-anniversary celebration

The beloved, innovative, award-winning children’s story—written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats—is the most checked out book in The New York Public Library’s 125-year history. 

A team of experts at the Library analyzed a series of factors to compile—for the first time ever—the 10 books that have been borrowed most since The New York Public Library was founded in 1895. Today’s release of the list—as well as a limited-edition library card and MetroCard featuring artwork from The Snowy Day—launch a year-long celebration of The New York Public Library’s 125th anniversary. 

The year will focus on appreciating and reaffirming the Library’s values of trust, inclusion, respect, and free and open access to information and knowledge, as well as its unique role supporting a true love of reading. The celebration will include special author talks, book lists, public programs, the much-anticipated reopening of the system’s completely renovated central circulating library, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, and the opening of the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library Treasures, a permanent, free exhibition showcasing items from the Library’s robust research collections. 

More information on plans is available at nypl.org/125.

To develop the list of most checked out books, the Library evaluated a series of key factors—including historic checkout and circulation data (for all formats, including e-books), overall trends, current events, popularity, length of time in print, and presence in the Library catalog. The full list:

  1. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats / 485,583 checkouts
  2. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss / 469,650 checkouts

  3. 1984 by George Orwell / 441,770 checkouts

  4. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak / 436,016 checkouts

  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee  / 422,912 checkouts

  6. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White / 337,948 checkouts

  7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury / 316,404 checkouts

  8. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie / 284,524 checkouts

  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling / 231,022 checkouts

  10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle / 189,550 checkouts

The list also includes an honorable mention: children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, which would have been among the system’s top checkouts if not for an odd piece of history: extremely influential New York Public Library children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore disliked the story so much when it was published in 1947 that the Library didn’t carry it . . . until 1972. 

“For 125 years, the Library has uniquely sparked, supported, and fostered a true love of reading in the people of New York City and beyond,” said New York Public Library President Anthony W. Marx. “Among our many roles, we look to connect people with the stories that capture their imaginations, take them places, stay with them over time, encourage them to keep turning pages, and greatly impact and shape their lives. The books on this list have transcended generations and, much like the Library itself, are as relevant today as they were when they first arrived. This list tells us something about New Yorkers over the last 125 years—what moves them, what excites them, what stands the test of time. It’s a perfect way to kick off our celebration of the Library’s 125th anniversary . . . and it’s just the beginning.”

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day, in print and in the Library’s catalog continuously since 1962, is a charming, beautifully-illustrated tale of a child enjoying the simple magic that snow brings to his city. It is one of the Library’s top circulated books every year (across all neighborhoods). Andrew Medlar, director of the Library’s BookOps selection team and one of the experts who helped compile the list, attributes the book’s success to its universal appeal, its fame (being a Caldecott winner and one of the earliest examples of diversity in children’s books), its wide availability in other languages, and its many years in print. 

“At the end of the day, though, it’s all about the story, and it is absolutely brilliantly told,” Medlar said. “It is such a relatable story, and pure magic for kids and adults alike. It’s on people’s radar screens, they remember when they first heard it, and they want to share that experience with their kids. And the artwork is just gorgeous.” 

To celebrate the top checkout, all 92 New York Public Library locations are offering a special, limited-edition The Snowy Day library card beginning today (existing cardholders can move their accounts to the new card for a $1 donation). And a special edition MTA MetroCard will be available this week in the following 10 stations across the five boroughs:

  • Grand Central – 42nd St (S,4,5,6,7)

  • 42nd St Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)

  • 34th St Penn Station (1,2,3)

  • 59th St Columbus Circle (A,B,C,D)

  • 3rd Ave – 149th St (2,5)

  • St. George Terminal (Staten Island Railway)

  • Broadway-Lafayette St (B,D,F,M)

  • 125th St (4,5,6)

  • Jay St MetroTech (A,C,F,R)

  • Sutphin Blvd. Archer Ave (E,J,Z)

Both special edition cards are limited and available while supplies last. 

Additionally, branches will hold special storytime and craft programming around The Snowy Day in January and February.

“For The Snowy Day to be recognized as the most checked out book in the history of The New York Public Library would have been for Ezra Jack Keats, as it is for us at the EJK Foundation, the highest honor he could ever receive,” said Deborah Pope, executive director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. “As a young boy, Ezra found a safe haven and inspiration in the public library. Part of his legacy has been to extend the welcome of public libraries by creating books that reflect the diverse faces of the children who use the library. The popularity of children’s books on this top ten list shows that literacy and the love of reading is a high priority for all of us in New York City’s and we, along with the beloved NYPL, are happy to help achieve this goal.” 

Key Factors

According to Medlar, there are several key criteria that seem to influence whether a book is a top checkout:

  • Length: The shorter the book, the more turnover, or circulation (this is why children’s books are often amongst the most circulated). The adult books on the list tend to be shorter, such as 1984 and To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Length of time in print: Clearly, the longer a story is in print, the longer the public has to check it out. The oldest book on the list is Dale Carnegie’s ultimate self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, which has been in print continuously since 1936. The newest book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which came out in the United States in 1998 and was only able to crack this list because it was an absolute phenomenon. 

  • Languages available: In a city like New York City, the more languages offered means more checkouts.

  • Universal appeal: The more a story appeals to a wide variety of tastes, the more checkouts it will receive.

  • Current events: Particularly with adult books, what is happening in the world greatly impacts checkouts. 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 see spikes in circulation depending on what’s happening in the world, and have currently seen increased popularity due to the rise of dystopian fiction, particularly in teen books.

  • School: If a book has been on school lists for many decades, it is more likely to be a top checkout. 

  • Awards and acknowledgment: Awards generate awareness and excitement, which also generate checkouts. Several of the books on the list are Caldecott winners, for example.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (NYPL) Life Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:27:46 -0500
The Contemporary Art Network Showcase 2020 at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5268-the-contemporary-art-network-showcase-2020-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery5268-the-contemporary-art-network-showcase-2020-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5268-the-contemporary-art-network-showcase-2020-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery5268-the-contemporary-art-network-showcase-2020-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery

The Contemporary Art Network Showcase 2020

January 9 – January 30, 2020

Greenwich, CT & NYC –– The Contemporary Art Network proudly presents the first collaborative exhibition in Greenwich of its artists – Melissa Bisbee Orme, Anelisa Calmet, Scott Glaser, Ellen Gordon, Joyce Grasso, Oli Kambeitz, Bob Kuperman, Lina Morielli, Mary Newcomb, Karen Schlansky, & Marina Shrady. The Contemporary Art Network Showcase 2020 features high quality artwork created in oil and acrylic paint, mixed media, sculptural as well as band aides!

This exhibition takes place at The Greenwich Art Society Gallery on the 2nd floor at Greenwich Art Center from January 9, 2020 thru January 30, 2020. There will be a VIP groups invited for private showings of the art works in the exhibit throughout the month.  The Art Center / G.A.S. Gallery is located at 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830  and is open to the public.

The Contemporary Art Network strives to bring together serious collectors with itsartists who are of the highest caliber in the NY/CT/NJ area, who exhibit nationally and regionally, and whose works are held in private collections.

All works can be purchased by contacting the Greenwich Art Society at 203-629-1533 between 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by emailing admin@greenwichartsociety.org.

For more information on the artists, please visit www.contemporaryartnetwork.com

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kerry@ducey.org (Anna Patalano) Neighbors Sun, 12 Jan 2020 11:59:13 -0500
Tons of Fun Going on at Rye Rec https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5265-tons-of-fun-going-on-at-rye-rec5265-tons-of-fun-going-on-at-rye-rec https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5265-tons-of-fun-going-on-at-rye-rec5265-tons-of-fun-going-on-at-rye-rec

Check out all the fun going on at Rye Rec! 

SPECIAL EVENTS

FAMILY FUN DAY

All Ages

Session 1: Mon, Jan. 20, 2:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: Mon, Feb. 17, 2:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Program Site: Rye County Day School

Fee: FREE

Join Rye Recreation for open skate and open gym at Rye Country Day School. All participants must provide their own skates and children 16 years or younger MUST wear a helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PARENT & ME PAINT WITH ME

Grade K and older

Session 1: Sat, Feb. 8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Session 2: Sat, Mar. 28, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center

Fee: $20 per person; parent must register

Come enjoy painting with your child as you create an adorable masterpiece and wonderful memories. Two companion canvases, one for you and one for your child with step by step instruction by local artist Kathy Pasquale. Juice and snacks will be served.

WINTER PROGRAMS

Pre-School Programs:

Lil' Cooks, Preschool Prep 3’s Can Read, Rye Reads Kindergarten Readiness

Youth Programs:

Guitar, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Soccer, Piano, Golf, Parent & Me Paint w/Me, Babysitting Training, Cheerleading, Coding with Python, Fun with Scratch Programming, AI and Machine Learning, Wall Street,

Adult Programs:

Yoga, Open Gym Basketball, Paint w/ Me

DAY CAMP

Check out the New and Exciting Enhancements to our Summer Camp Programs (Underlined and in Italic)

 Camp 2020 Brochure 

KIDDY CAMP (Campers ages 3-5 not entering Kindergarten)

                It is a 6-week, half-day, classroom based program. Every day the children will participate in free play, story time, songs, outdoor play, art, sports and much more! Special events and entertainment are held weekly to enhance the program. Campers are grouped by age. Camp fee includes a camp t-shirt. Children must be 3 by April 30, 2020 and be toilet trained (no pull ups) to be eligible. Please note there is limited enrollment for this camp. 

Location: Christ Church Nursery School

LOWER CAMP (Campers grades K-3)

Lower Camp offers an active, supervised camp program for children enrolled in grades K-3 as of September 2020. Camp groups are co-ed by grade. Sports, group games, arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, science, jewelry & beading, dance & movement, indoor rec, animal embassy and special theme days are just part of the fun planned for these campers. Camp fee includes ALL programs (except swimming), themed days, entertainment and a camp t-shirt.
We strive to maintain a 1:6 counselor to camper ratio with our younger campers and up to 1:8 with our older campers in this camp.

Location: Rye Recreation Center & Park 

Upper Camp (Camper grades 4-6)

The New and Improved Upper Camp is specifically for children enrolled in grades 4-6 as of September 2020. Campers are grouped by gender and grade. This camp program gives campers the opportunity to participate in off-site trips 2 days a week (except for the first week) and programs including sports, games, arts & crafts, sewing, yoga, lego, golf, engineering, aviation, henna art and balloon twisting. A variety of special events, and themed days such as Circus Art, Carnival Day, Color Wars and Laser Tag will be offered. Camp fee includes all camp trips (admission and transportation), programs, special events and a camp t-shirt. We strive to maintain a 1:8 counselor to camper ratio. Tentative camp calendar to be posted online prior to registration opening. Please note there is limited enrollment per session.

Location: Resurrection Grammar School & Recreation Park 

Camp 78 (Campers grades 7 & 8)

If you are going into 7th or 8th grade and you’re looking for something exciting to do this summer, Camp 78 is for you! This camp goes on different adventures daily. We have an array of trips and activities planned for this summer. Trip calendar will be posted online by the end of January. Please note there is limited enrollment per week. 

Drop Off & Pick Up Location: Nursery Field 

 2020 Camp Dates: 

Kiddy Camp, Lower Camp & Upper Camp: Tuesday, June 30 - Friday, August 7, 2020 (no camp 7/3)
Camp 78: Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31, 2020 (no camp 7/3)

Camp Registration Dates:

Camp Resident Registration Opens On-line:
Kiddy Camp Thursday, February 6, 10 am
Lower Camp Thursday, March 19, 10 am
Upper Camp Thursday, March 19, 10 am
Camp 78 Thursday, March 5, 10 am

ADULT

OPEN GYM MEN’S BASKETBALL

18 & Over - Tue, Nov. 12 - Mar. 3, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

30 & Over - Thu, Nov. 14 - Mar. 5, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Program site: Rye High School Gym

Fee: $ 5 drop-in per night

** No sessions when school is closed

PAINT NIGHT’S

Session 1: Thu, Jan. 23, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Session 2: Thu, Feb. 20, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Session 3: Thu, Mar. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center

Per Session Fee: $35

Never painted before... No worries. Paint Night’s blends fun, friendship, food and drink while creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Light refreshments starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp followed by painting instruction by Kathy Pasquale from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. You don’t have to be an expert painter, Kathy will teach you step by step what you need to know. Space is limited, sign up today!

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Thu, 09 Jan 2020 05:49:44 -0500
Family Wheel Nights Are Coming to Clay Art Center! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5266-family-wheel-nights-are-coming5266-family-wheel-nights-are-coming https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5266-family-wheel-nights-are-coming5266-family-wheel-nights-are-coming

Have fun in this one-time class for parents, tweens and teens interested in learning to use the potter’s wheel.

Fun for the Whole Family (Ages 9 - 99)!

Last Saturday of the Month, 6 – 8pm January 25, February 29, March 28, April 25

Looking for something fun to do with your family? Adults & kids can get messy and play with clay in this one-time class to learn how to use the potter’s wheel. Plan a great evening and bond with your family while receiving a lesson from experienced and dedicated ceramic artists. Choose your favorite glaze colors and return in 2 – 3 weeks to pick up your masterpiece. No previous experience necessary! Beginner’s welcome.

Fee: $45 per person Register online at: https://www.clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes

Also, don't miss:

Weekends on the Wheel (Ages 9 – 99)

April 5 & 12, Sundays, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Take a spin on the potter’s wheel in this one-time class for parents, tweens and teens. This guided class is led by enthusiastic artists with experience teaching both children and adults. Treat yourself to some family fun as you get your hands dirty while creating memories and art. Beginners are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.

Fee: $45 per person Register online at: https://www.clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes

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 ap

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Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Places Thu, 09 Jan 2020 05:23:40 -0500
Annual Meet the Media Panel with HamletHub's Margaret Carey on January 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5264-annual-meet-the-media-panel-on-january-145264-annual-meet-the-media-panel-on-january-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5264-annual-meet-the-media-panel-on-january-145264-annual-meet-the-media-panel-on-january-14

Professional Women of Westchester invites you to join them on January 14th for our annual Meet the Media Panel!

Moderator: Lisa Kaslyn of Prosper Communications

Panelists:

Valerie Abrahamas, Editor in Chief, Scarsdale Inquirer
Margaret Carey, Editor of Putnam and Northern Westchester HamletHub
Jeanne Muchnick, Food and Dining Reporter, LoHud
Susan Ross, Publisher, Westchester Senior Voice

Location: Sam's of Gedney Way
50 Gedney Way
White Plains, NY

$25 pp Non Members
$20pp PWW Members
Includes appetizers. Cash Bar.

MUST Register to Attend: www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com

PWW provides its membership with a broad array of opportunities for networking, information sharing, and professional development. All are welcome to attend this educational event.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Professional Women of Westchester) Events Fri, 03 Jan 2020 08:06:00 -0500
Greenwich Fire Department Delivers Toys to Greenwich Hospital Pediatric Department https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5261-greenwich-fire-department-delivers-toys-to-greenwich-hospital-pediatric-department5261-greenwich-fire-department-delivers-toys-to-greenwich-hospital-pediatric-department https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5261-greenwich-fire-department-delivers-toys-to-greenwich-hospital-pediatric-department5261-greenwich-fire-department-delivers-toys-to-greenwich-hospital-pediatric-department

The wonderful and generous Greenwich Fire Department stopped by Greenwich Hospital today to drop off holiday gifts for children who may need to stay in the Pediatric Department over the holiday.

Members of Greenwich Firefighters Local 1042 have been donating toys the hospital for the past 16 years since LT Natale’s daughter was born at Greenwich Hospital.

Pictured L-R: MJ Millea, Matt Romeo, LT Tom Lenart, Brad Kear, Dan Byrne, Debby Ricketts, RN, LT Dan Natale and Kim Wholey, RN

Photo courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Dana Marnane) Charities Wed, 25 Dec 2019 14:52:40 -0500
School's Out/Art's In at the Katonah Museum of Art https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5262-school-s-out-art-s-in-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-15772071545262-school-s-out-art-s-in-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-1577207154 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5262-school-s-out-art-s-in-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-15772071545262-school-s-out-art-s-in-at-the-katonah-museum-of-art-1577207154

Looking for somewhere to go during the holiday break and the cold winter days? Stop by for the Museum's School’s Out/Art's In sessions for creative, colorful and inspirational art projects. It's a wonderful way to for everyone to explore their inner artist. Bonus: Join as a member and all activities are free!
 
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Drop-in
 
Upcoming sessions:
 
Tuesday, December 24: Abstract Monoprinting
Freely express your creative impulses using paint on plexiglass and see it printed through a mini printing press.
 
Thursday, December 26: Geometric Sculptures
Construct your own abstract sculpture using geometric pieces inspired by the works of Day Schnabel and Ronald Bladen.
 
Friday, December 27: Large-scale Painting
Learn about complementary colors, tints and shades as we paint large gestural artworks in the style of Abstract Expressionist artist Lee Krasner.
 
Tuesday, December 31: Sculptural Lines
Create a three-dimensional line sculpture using wires and other materials that bend, twist and curve.
 
Thursday, January 2: Abstract Nature Scrolls
Combine natural materials with fun watercolor techniques to create colorful expressive paintings inspired by the scroll paintings of Rotem Reshef.
 
Friday, January 3: More Than Meets the Eye
When looking at an abstract painting, it may appear messy and disorganized. However, there are many artistic choices along the way. Learn how to use color, line and shape to create balance, pattern and movement in your own abstract work of art.
 
Free to members, non-member children and adults $10 each.
 
Click here for more information.
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Katonah Museum of Art) Places Tue, 24 Dec 2019 07:05:54 -0500
Find a First Day Hike Near You https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5263-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you-15773954975263-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you-1577395497 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5263-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you-15773954975263-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you-1577395497

First Day Hikes

Many New Yorkers thrive in winter and are eager for falling temperatures and consistent snowfalls. To these hardy adventurers, a few extra layers of gear combined with the snowy terrain of parklands is a winning recipe for fitness, togetherness and outdoor fun. One way to enjoy the winter landscapes and unwind after a hectic holiday season is with a First Day Hike on January 1, 2020

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invite New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year at one of the 75+ hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails, and public lands across the Empire State and the nation as part of the 9th annual First Day Hikes program.

Hikes are being offered at more than 50 state parks and historic sites (with some facilities offering multiple hikes for different age groups, skill levels and destinations within the park) and 22 DEC State lands, wildlife areas, Forest Preserve trails and environmental education centers. Staff from State Parks and DEC, along with volunteers and partners at many sites, will lead these family-friendly walks and hikes, which range from one to five miles depending on the location and conditions.

A sample of this year's programs feature a seal walk, walking history tour, snowshoe waterfall hike, pet-friendly treks, gorge walks, fire towers, and more. If weather conditions permit, some First Day Hikes may include snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Many host sites will be offering refreshments and giveaways. If you've never been on a First Day Hike, 2020 is the year!

Click here for more details

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (NY State Parks) Life Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:17:57 -0500
Find a First Day Hike Near You https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5260-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you5260-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5260-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you5260-find-a-first-day-hike-near-you

First Day Hikes

Many New Yorkers thrive in winter and are eager for falling temperatures and consistent snowfalls. To these hardy adventurers, a few extra layers of gear combined with the snowy terrain of parklands is a winning recipe for fitness, togetherness and outdoor fun. One way to enjoy the winter landscapes and unwind after a hectic holiday season is with a First Day Hike on January 1, 2020

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invite New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year at one of the 75+ hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails, and public lands across the Empire State and the nation as part of the 9th annual First Day Hikes program.

Hikes are being offered at more than 50 state parks and historic sites (with some facilities offering multiple hikes for different age groups, skill levels and destinations within the park) and 22 DEC State lands, wildlife areas, Forest Preserve trails and environmental education centers. Staff from State Parks and DEC, along with volunteers and partners at many sites, will lead these family-friendly walks and hikes, which range from one to five miles depending on the location and conditions.

A sample of this year's programs feature a seal walk, walking history tour, snowshoe waterfall hike, pet-friendly treks, gorge walks, fire towers, and more. If weather conditions permit, some First Day Hikes may include snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Many host sites will be offering refreshments and giveaways. If you've never been on a First Day Hike, 2020 is the year!

Click here for more details

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (NY State Parks) Life Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:17:57 -0500
NY National Guard Airmen will be tracking Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve flight https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5258-ny-national-guard-airmen-will-be-tracking-santa-claus-on-his-christmas-eve-flight5258-ny-national-guard-airmen-will-be-tracking-santa-claus-on-his-christmas-eve-flight https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5258-ny-national-guard-airmen-will-be-tracking-santa-claus-on-his-christmas-eve-flight5258-ny-national-guard-airmen-will-be-tracking-santa-claus-on-his-christmas-eve-flight

Eastern Air Defense Sector Supports NORAD Santa Tracking Operations

New York Air National Guardsmen and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Christmas Eve as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.

"NORAD has supported Santa Claus' Christmas Eve operations for 64 years and we are always delighted to help," said Col. Emil J. Filkorn, EADS Commander. "I can assure everyone that EADS will do everything in its power to assist Santa with his critical mission."

The defense of Canada and the United States is NORAD's top priority. A binational U.S. and Canadian command charged with aerospace and maritime warning and aerospace control of North America, NORAD also monitors aerospace activity globally. Every year during the holidays, NORAD assumes the supplementary mission of tracking Santa as he travels around the world.

Located at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, New York, EADS is part of the U.S. Continental NORAD Region (CONR). Composed chiefly of New York Air National Guardsmen from the 224th Air Defense Group and a Canadian Forces detachment, EADS' force includes Army and Navy liaison officers, federal civilians and contractors. EADS also has two detachments in the National Capital Region.

EADS mission is to counter all air threats to the eastern half of the continental U.S. through vigilant detection, rapid warning and precise tactical control of NORAD forces. The same radars, satellites and interceptors used to assist Santa on December 24 are employed year-round to defend Canada and the United States.

On Dec. 24, parents and children can call 1-877-HiNORAD (446-6723) for Santa's up-to-date location. Santa's location can also be tracked at the NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, or on Facebook and Twitter at @NORADSanta.

Airmen at the Eastern Air Defense Sector recently conduct training in preparation for Santa's Christmas Eve flight at the Easter Air Defense Sector headquarters in Rome, N.Y. as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa effort. Pictured, front to back, are Senior Airman Timothy Destito of the New York Air National Guard; Capt. John Byeon, Royal Canadian Air Force, and Capt. Sarah Armitage, New York Air National Guard. Capt. Armitage and Senior Airman Destito are members of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and Capt. Byeon is a member of the Canadian Detachment at EADS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tim Jones.)

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kerry@ducey.org (readMedia Newswire) Life Sun, 22 Dec 2019 08:05:15 -0500
Special Offer: Free Dinner with Show Ticket for Lend Me a Tenor https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5259-special-offer-free-dinner-with-show-ticket-for-lend-me-a-tenor5259-special-offer-free-dinner-with-show-ticket-for-lend-me-a-tenor https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5259-special-offer-free-dinner-with-show-ticket-for-lend-me-a-tenor5259-special-offer-free-dinner-with-show-ticket-for-lend-me-a-tenor

Westchester Broadway Theatre is helping you beat those January blues with an extraordinary deal! Dinner Is On Us!!

The WBT is famous for presenting Broadway's best musicals, but we're mixing things up this January. Come see our hilarious new production of Lend Me A Tenor January 3rd through the 26th and we'll treat you to our delicious 3-course served dinner with a selection of entrees for FREE! It's the first time in our 45 years we've ever made this offer!

Enjoy the show, with dinner, for our regular show-only price $57… dinner’s on us!

Call the Box Office at 914-592-2222 and mention the DINNER DEAL and this HamletHub article! (not available online.) 

Lend Me A Tenor opens as The Cleveland Grand Opera Company’s season gala is presenting world famous tenor Tito Morelli performing “Pagliacci,” his greatest role.  But the opera is jeopardized when Morelli falls into a drunken stupor. In a panic, the opera company’s diminutive assistant grabs a costume and make up, pretends to be the famous Morelli, and goes on as Canio. The masquerade works until Morelli awakens and the chaos of mistaken identities ensues involving two clowns, a volatile Italian wife, an outrageous bellhop, a cynical impresario and two lingerie-clad ladies trying to seduce the tenor. The winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

Starring: Joey Sorge as Tito, J.D. Daw as Max, Molly McCaskill as Maggie, Hannah Jane McMurray as Diana, Sam Seferian as the Bellhop, Tregoney Shepherd as Julia and Kathy Voytko as Maria 

Directed by Harry Bouvy, Set Design by Steve Loftus, Lighting by Andrew Gmoser, Sound by Mark Zuckerman, Costumes by Keith Nielsen, Wigs by Gerard Kelly, Victor Lukas is the PSM, Duane McDevitt is the ASM/male standby. Lisa Tiso is the Producer.

Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm.
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm.
Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm
Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.
Reservations:  Call (914)-592-2222. Also at:  www.BroadwayTheatre.com   
Group Reservations:  Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225.Luxury Boxes:  Call 592-8730, for private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box.

WBT Mainstage:

Lend Me A Tenor – January 3rd – January 26th 2020
Five Guys Named Mo – January 30th – March 1st
All Shook Up – March 5th – May 3rd
Cinderella – May 7th – July 5th
9 To 5 – July 9th – September 9th
Kinky Boots – September 24th – November 29th

Pia Haas, Director Of Press & Public Relations: (914)592-2268 x804 piahaas@broadwaytheatre.com

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Westchester Broadway Theatre ) Life Fri, 20 Dec 2019 03:54:15 -0500