Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:26:56 -0400 HamletHub.com 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show This Weekend! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5196-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show5196-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5196-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show5196-58th-annual-armonk-outdoor-art-show

58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show

The 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show features 185 juried artists from 26 states, Canada, and Israel, including 34 new artists. The show is ranked #2 Fine Art and Design Show in the Nation, based on sales reported by exhibitors to Sunshine Artist, a premiere art and craft show publication. A broad range of art in every medium and price point will be on display, including painting, printmaking, drawing, pastels, mixed mediums, sculpture, photography & digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. Free personal consultants, trained in fine art and interior design, are available to assist visitors in selecting art that best fits their taste and decor.

“The Armonk Outdoor Art Show is a must-see event every fall for thousands of discerning art lovers from the Hudson Valley and NYC metro area” said Anne Curran, Executive Director of the show. “It’s also a fun experience for the whole family with free activities for kids and collaborative art projects, great food vendors, and beer and wine. So, come for the art and stay for the fun.”

Come for the Art...

The 58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show continues its long tradition of showcasing well curated and diverse fine art.

Learn about what inspires our 2019 Featured Artists:
Jennifer Ardolino, Michael Patterson, Evan Lorberbaum, Natalya Khorover Aikens and Nnamdi Okonkwo.

Stay for the Fun! 

Free Fun-Filled Activities for All Ages

Art and entertainment for kids ages 1-5 with adult participation
Interactive programs for kids ages 5-12, sponsored by The Harvey Schooland Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company
And an Engaging Alliance of Arts Organizations:
Food, Craft Beer and Wine – Diverse Vendors and New Additions!
Including: Luke’s Lobster, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Fortina and BBQ by Taylored Menus
 
 
Admission:
General $14.00, Seniors $12.00, 18 and under: Free

Ample free parking on site. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

58th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show
Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & September 22
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine.
205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
Show Benefits North Castle Public Library

Learn more: https://armonkoutdoorartshow.org

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mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Events Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:10:00 -0400
A Report from the Westchester County School Safety Commission https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5201-a-report-from-the-westchester-county-school-safety-commission5201-a-report-from-the-westchester-county-school-safety-commission https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5201-a-report-from-the-westchester-county-school-safety-commission5201-a-report-from-the-westchester-county-school-safety-commission

The Westchester County School Safety Commission released its recommendations to create safer schools in the County, schools of all levels, by following a core set of data-driven best practices and blue prints for success. The report called: “Creating Safer Schools: Recommendations to Strengthen and Enhance Prevention, Planning and Response to School Violence,” is a foundational document. It combines best practices being used at the state level and across the country to create a proactive climate to prevent school violence of any kind and to plan for action and response if a threat or incident takes place in one of the 400-plus school facilities here in Westchester.

The full report with important recommendations was released today at a news conference led off by Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. and Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

The Commission was launch in August 2018, with a first meeting held just as the 2018-2019 school year got underway. Over the course of the year, the committees focused on distinct issues. On Feb. 27, 2019, the two committees met jointly to share their preliminary findings with the full Commission.

Today Committee recommendations were delivered by Michael Orth, Commissioner, Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health, serving as co-chair of the Threat Assessment Committee, and Chris T. McNerney, Chief Criminal Investigator, Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, speaking as the new chair of the Crisis Management/Law Enforcement Committee (as of September, 2019).

Key recommendations include:

  1. Outline a comprehensive school violence prevention, planning and response for each school based on NYS Emergency Response Plans guidelines
  2. Create circles of communication among stakeholders, including school building administration, school districts, mental health professionals, law enforcement and other first responders, parents, students and community members–including systems for anonymous tips, alerts, contacts for all emergency teams, teacher and staff training, and community meetingsAdopt a schoolwide systems approach to threat prevention in all schools
  3. Follow models for building Threat Assessment Teams and Emergency Response Teams
  4. Enhance relationships between local police and schools; and set guidelines for law enforcement to follow concerning commitment, planning and response
  5. Utilize specialized training for law enforcement involved in school safety
  6. Mandate regularly scheduled districtwide emergency and crisis response drills, such as disaster drills and active shooter drills, including school personnel, local law enforcement and first responders, and mutual aid responders

“We could not be more proud of the work of this Commission and we thank all of the members who worked throughout the year to bring their knowledge and experience to this important initiative. Together they have lain the foundation of a comprehensive plan for Westchester County to help keep our children safer and more secure,” said Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. ”Working together across jurisdictions and districts, across organizations and communities strengthens all of us.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer also commended the Commission’s work. “County officials are continually working to ensure the safety of all of our schools. This Commission, a joint effort between my Administration and DA Scarpino, is tasked with finding solutions which meet the needs of all parties involved by both keeping our children safe while also making sure schools are places where our kids feel at ease and can focus on learning. That is why these efforts and those undertaken by our County Police, including constantly working to be prepared through communication and training for any type of horrific incident, are so important.”

Other information in the report includes NY’s Red Flag Law, which is now in effect. New York educators, families and law enforcement can take legal action to potentially prevent violence when they spot so-called red flags in a person’s behavior, which may indicate future violence.

The report also includes a list of resources and references. It will be distributed to all school districts, police agencies, libraries, elected officials and other stakeholders throughout the County, encouraging adoption of these recommendations. The Commission is planning seminars for stakeholders to better understand how to collaboratively implement them.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Public safety Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:09:35 -0400
New Tenant Announcement for Rye Ridge Shopping Center STRETCH*D https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5200-new-tenant-announcement-for-rye-ridge-shopping-center-plaza-stretch-d5200-new-tenant-announcement-for-rye-ridge-shopping-center-plaza-stretch-d https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5200-new-tenant-announcement-for-rye-ridge-shopping-center-plaza-stretch-d5200-new-tenant-announcement-for-rye-ridge-shopping-center-plaza-stretch-d

 

Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Plaza and South are excited to announce that Stretch*d has signed a long-term lease for almost 1700 square feet, in the space formally occupied by Lv2bfit. Stretch*d is a new concept from the founder of SLT, Amanda Freeman. They plan to open this winter. Stretch*d currently operates in the Flatiron neighborhood of NYC; the Rye Ridge location will be their second. This lease follows the trend of unique boutique fitness concepts thriving at Rye Ridge and memorialized in the recent New York Times article. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/style/boutique-fitness-barrys-soul-cycle-slt-flywheel.html

The Stretch*d lease directly follows another new tenant announcement of clothing retailer Ruby & Jenna. This amounts to almost 3600 square feet in boutique leases signed at Rye Ridge in the past month.

Stretch*d offers a unique one on one assisted stretching session. Assisted stretching is the ultimate way to get a deep stretch safety and effectively with a customized stretched experience using dynamic stretch methods to help you perform at peak by gently building flexibility and range of motion.

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Erin Hinchey) Life Fri, 13 Sep 2019 02:26:28 -0400
White Plains Performing Arts Center presents LUCIE ARNAZ on Friday, September 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5199-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-lucie-arnaz-on-friday-september-275199-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-lucie-arnaz-on-friday-september-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5199-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-lucie-arnaz-on-friday-september-275199-white-plains-performing-arts-center-presents-lucie-arnaz-on-friday-september-27

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present LUCIE ARNAZ on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm. 

Lucie began her career on television at 12 in a recurring role on The Lucy Show, starring her mother, Lucille Ball.  At 15, she became a series regular on Here’s Lucy.  In 1985 she starred in her own series, The Lucie Arnaz Show, and in 1989 in the critically acclaimed Sons and Daughters, all on CBS.

On film, Lucie co-starred in The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier, in several made-for-television movies including Who Killed the Black Dahlia, and Down to You. On the stage, Lucie created the role of Kathy in the West Coast Premiere of Vanities at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles before starring as Gittel Mosca in the first national company of Seesaw alongside Tommy Tune. Lucie’s Broadway credits include They’re Playing Our Song, Lost in Yonkers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Pippin. During her distinguished career, Lucie has received numerous accolades including a Golden Globe nomination, a Theatre World Award, and Chicago’s famed Sarah Siddons award.

Join us for an evening of music and anecdotes from a career that has spanned nearly three decades!

LUCIE ARNAZ with musical director RON ABEL will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 27 at 8:00 pm. White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street 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 (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:18:30 -0400
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Establishing September 11th Remembrance Day and Moment of Silence at Public Schools https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5198-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools5198-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5198-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools5198-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-september-11th-remembrance-day-and-moment-of-silence-at-public-schools

on September 9th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.4166A/A.1801B) establishing September 11th Remembrance Day. The new law allows for a brief moment of silence in public schools across the state at the beginning of the school day every September 11th to encourage dialogue and education in the classroom, and to ensure future generations have an understanding of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and their place in history. The law is effective immediately.

"9/11 was one of the single darkest periods in this state's and this nation's history, and we owe it to those we lost and to the countless heroes who ran toward danger that day and the days that followed to do everything we can to keep their memory alive," Governor Cuomo said. "By establishing this annual day of remembrance and a brief moment of silence in public schools, we will help ensure we never forget — not just the pain of that moment but of the courage, sacrifice and outpouring of love that defined our response."

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., said, "I am grateful for Governor Cuomo's approval of my 9/11 observance bill. I am hopeful that this new law will mean that the significance of the tragic events of September 11th, whether it be the loss of loved ones or the largest rescue operation our nation ever witnessed, will be forever acknowledged by school students too young to have witnessed this life-changing day."

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato said, "Students graduating from High School as part of the Class of 2019 were just newborns during the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, and soon enough there will be no students in the national public school system born at the time of 9/11. By mandating a brief moment of silent reflection every year, we may ensure that future generations will better understand this day and its significance in our history. Governor Cuomo understands the importance of educating our children about our state and country's history. I applaud him for signing this bill into law and for his continued partnership."

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kerry@ducey.org (Office of the Governor. ) Politics Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:00:59 -0400
40th Annual Wheelchair Games Comes to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5197-40th-annual-wheelchair-games-comes-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital5197-40th-annual-wheelchair-games-comes-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5197-40th-annual-wheelchair-games-comes-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital5197-40th-annual-wheelchair-games-comes-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 40th annual Wheelchair Games and Spinal Cord Injury Sports and Vendor Expo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The events will be held on Burke’s beautiful White Plains campus (785 Mamaroneck Ave.).

The Wheelchair Games provide an opportunity for athletes of all abilities to showcase their skills and participate in friendly competition. This year’s Games will include a variety of track, field, table tennis and basketball events, as well as an obstacle course. Participants will be organized into divisions based on age and ability.

The Wheelchair Games have become a community favorite during the four decades since the tradition started at Burke. The inclusive nature of the Games promises an afternoon of confidence building for athletes and inspiration for all those who come to support them.

“I’m so honored to be a part of the 40th installment of the Wheelchair Games,” said Eileen Andreassi, MA, CTRS, Director of Burke’s Recreational Therapy & Adaptive Sports. “This event provides an inclusive and supportive environment where athletes can discover the very best parts of themselves. It’s a great privilege to provide them with the chance to participate in sporting events they otherwise might not have access to.”  

Field and table tennis events will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the basketball free throw competition at 11 a.m. and track events beginning at 1:30 p.m. Awards for morning events will be presented during lunch and track awards will be presented at the end of the day.

In addition to the athletic events, Burke will mark Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month by hosting the SCI Sports and Vendor Expo. The Expo will include vendor presentations on topics such as adaptive equipment, new technologies, services and products relevant to life after SCI. The event will showcase adaptive sports and interactive product demonstrations. For more information on the SCI Expo, email Kaitlynn Hammerton at khammerton@burke.org.

For more information about the 40th Wheelchair Games, please call (914) 597-2850. Registration packet and volunteer forms are available at https://www.burke.org/community/special-events-programs/wheelchair-games

Spectator admission is free and community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on the athletes. There will be live music performances throughout the day, as well as carnival games, silent auctions and chance raffles for families. For sponsorship information, please call (914) 597-2846.

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kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Events Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:24:16 -0400
Don't miss the 5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day at Crawford Park https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5195-don-t-miss-the-5th-annual-dylan-j-hoffman-memorial-walk-family-fun-day-at-crawford-park5195-don-t-miss-the-5th-annual-dylan-j-hoffman-memorial-walk-family-fun-day-at-crawford-park https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5195-don-t-miss-the-5th-annual-dylan-j-hoffman-memorial-walk-family-fun-day-at-crawford-park5195-don-t-miss-the-5th-annual-dylan-j-hoffman-memorial-walk-family-fun-day-at-crawford-park

 

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley will host the 5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Crawford Park in Rye Brook. NY. The event will benefit critically ill children and their families in the Hudson Valley.

Dylan lived a short life, but his memory and spirit are alive and well. This event hosted by the House in conjunction with the Hoffman Family of Wilton, CT, will celebrate his life and the thousands of families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House since 2011 when it was opened.  

The Walk will be led by 1-year old Connor Florio of Danbury, CT who defied all odds and proved miracles exist when he was born weighing only 10.9 ounces (310 grams) and measuring only 9 inches long on July 13, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center. Connor was born prematurely at only 26 weeks gestation, and is one of the smallest baby boys to ever survive in the United States.

Participants will stroll along the path around the beautiful 35-acre Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.  After the walk, families and friends can enjoy activities including Wacky Inflatables Bounce Houses, the Bubble Bus, BASF Kids Slime Lab, Music by DJ Johnny G,  Bookmark Buddies, Face Painting, Pet Therapy Dogs, Lego Mania, a BBQ by the Yonkers Fire Department and much more!

What:     5th Annual Dylan J. Hoffman Memorial Walk & Family Fun Day
When:    Sunday, September 29, 2019
Where:   Crawford Park
122 N. Ridge Street
Rye Brook, New York 10573

Time: Registration and Warm-Up: 10 AM; Walk: 10:30 AM
Donation: $30/family

Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley gives families with critically ill and traumatically injured children the gift of togetherness and keeps them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night. Meals, laundry and respite services are provided for the families. Located on the campus of the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, the House is just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since it opened in 2011, more than 1,800 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley.

For more information about individual, corporate and foundation support, registration or to create a team, visit rmh-ghv.org or call 914 493-6455.

 

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Lisa Fine) Charities Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:09:46 -0400
Rye Country Day School Grad & Filmmaker to Release Second Feature Film, NIGHTHAWKS https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5194-greenwich-filmmaker-to-release-second-feature-film-nighthawks5194-greenwich-filmmaker-to-release-second-feature-film-nighthawks https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5194-greenwich-filmmaker-to-release-second-feature-film-nighthawks5194-greenwich-filmmaker-to-release-second-feature-film-nighthawks

FilmRise announces the digital on-demand release of Grant S. Johnson’s second feature film NIGHTHAWKS, featuring a diverse ensemble of rising film stars, including lead actor Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl,” “The Boys,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”), Kevin Zegers (“Transamerica,” “Dawn of the Dead”), and Janet Montgomery (NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” “Black Swan”).

This beautifully stylized film features an elitist secret society in New York City as it tries to dissect a crime recently committed against one of its own. NIGHTHAWKS will be released on DVD and Blu-ray and for sale and rental on iTunes, Prime Video and Google Play beginning October 3, 2019.

Chace Crawford stars as wide-eyed Midwest transplant Stan, who agrees to play wingman to his calculating and privileged roommate Chad (Kevin Zegers). They embark upon an exploration of glittering New York nightlife, whose darkest secrets are held captive by a group of artistic and influencer-hopeful millennials known as Nighthawks. The evening becomes increasingly surreal as it continues into an interrogation of mysterious past events.

The film also stars Blue Kimble (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) Lola Bessis (“Picnic at Hanging Rock”), Tyler Weaks (“The Chaperone”), and Michele Weaver (“Love Is”).

NIGHTHAWKS is written, directed, and produced by Grant S. Johnson. John N. Hart, Jr. and Jeff Sharp, producers of “Boys Don't Cry,” “You Can Count on Me,” and “Nicholas Nickleby,” and Peter Pastorelli (“Beasts of No Nation”) are producers.

NIGHTHAWKS has a running time of 90 minutes and is not rated.

Click for Production Notes.

For more information, please visit www.FilmRise.com

 

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kerry@ducey.org (es gordon) Neighbors Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:32:47 -0400
NYS Red Flag Law Goes Into Effect Today https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5192-nys-red-flag-law-goes-into-effect-today5192-nys-red-flag-law-goes-into-effect-today https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5192-nys-red-flag-law-goes-into-effect-today5192-nys-red-flag-law-goes-into-effect-today

As of the school year 2019-2020, New York educators, families and law enforcement can take legal action to potentially prevent violence when they spot so-called red flags in a person’s behavior, which may indicate future violence.

The suspect student or other community members may be posting threats on social media, making verbal threats or changing behaviors that appear as warning signs to others. The law, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law, through a judicial process, prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm.

According to Gov. Cuomo, this is the first red flag law in the country, which distinctly empowers school personnel to report their concerns and seek an emergency protection order based on a person’s potential actions. Early intervention, such as a court-ordered ERPO, may save lives.

The NYS Red Flag law provides all necessary procedural safeguards to ensure that no firearm is removed without due process.

This common-sense gun safety measure becomes effective Aug. 24, 2019.

New York is now one of 14 states with a red-flag law. According to EveryTown, an advocacy group,

“The United States Secret Service and the United States Department of Education studied targeted school violence incidents and found behavioral warning signs that caused others to be concerned in 93 percent of cases. They also found that in 81 percent of incidents, other people, most often the shooter’s peers, had some type of knowledge about the shooter’s plans.

For example, students and teachers reported that the mass shooter in the February 2018 Parkland, FL, tragedy displayed threatening behavior. His mother had contacted law enforcement on multiple occasions regarding his behavior, and he was known to possess firearms. In response to that tragedy, Florida passed its own Red Flag law.”

In February, after advocating for the passage of this common-sense gun safety law, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. said, upon the Governor’s signing,

“We are very happy the Red Flag Law is now available to safeguard New Yorkers who are a risk of using guns to hurt themselves or others. It will help us make Westchester safer and more secure. Families, community members, school personnel and law enforcement can now make a case for the courts to imposed Extreme Risk Protection Orders, to remove weapons temporarily from a person in crisis. As District Attorney, I joined other DA’s and lawmakers in calling for its passage. It is an important tool in preventing situations of mass violence in schools, workplaces, houses of worship or public spaces, and in our homes where suicide and domestic violence become deadly when a gun is involved.”

If you are concerned someone you know or love, is in crisis, has access to weapons and has exhibited signs–whether in person or through social media-he or she may hurt themselves or others, call your local police and tell them.

 
 
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Tarad@hamlethub.com (NYS Police) Public safety Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:38:55 -0400
Osborn Home Care’s Michele Thomas Elected President of SPRYE https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5191-osborn-home-care-s-michele-thomas-elected-president-of-sprye5191-osborn-home-care-s-michele-thomas-elected-president-of-sprye https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5191-osborn-home-care-s-michele-thomas-elected-president-of-sprye5191-osborn-home-care-s-michele-thomas-elected-president-of-sprye

Michele Thomas, the executive vice president of The Osborn’s Home Care division, has been recently elected as president of SPRYE, which serves residents of Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. SPRYE is a non-profit, membership-based organization for adults 60 years and older who want to live confidently at home in the communities they love.

“I am so happy to be working with such a dedicated group of community volunteers,” said Thomas, who has been volunteering at SPRYE for the past four years and will continue to be a volunteer in her new role. “SPRYE helps seniors enjoy a satisfying lifestyle by providing important and needed services.”

Thomas, who was elected president of SPRYE at its Annual Meeting at Rye Town Pavilion in June, is the executive vice president of Osborn Home Care, a licensed home health agency. She is also the host of Good Living, a radio program heard in Fairfield and Westchester Counties on WGCH 1490 AM, Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:00 a.m. She is active with the Alzheimer's Association and New York and Connecticut state home care associations, and is a member of the Hospice of Westchester Advisory Board.

About The Osborn

The Osborn (www.theosborn.org) is a private, non-profit, continuum of care community, founded in 1908 and based in Rye, New York. It offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, a Five-Star Skilled Nursing Facility, as well as In- and Outpatient Rehabilitation care. In addition to residential and healthcare services on its 56-acre campus, the organization provides home care in Westchester and Fairfield Counties through Osborn Home Care. For Osborn Home Care, please visit www.osbornhomecare.org.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:39:37 -0400
Lots to howl about in September at The Wolf Conservation Canter https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5179-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter5179-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5179-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter5179-lots-to-howl-about-in-september-at-the-wolf-conservation-canter

September at The Wolf Conservation Center

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 1, 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 some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 1, 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 as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves on Labor Day Weekend

Date: September 1, 2019 – September 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!

Wolves of North America on Labor Day

Date: September 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 their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 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 some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Coyotes: Behavior, Ecology, and Coexistence

Date: September 7, 2019

Time: 2 pm

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

Join the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) for a special program about our local cousin to the wolf – the Eastern Coyote. Learn more about their biology and behavior and ways to reduce or prevent problems from occurring between people, pets and coyotes. After the talk, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and will potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 7, 2019 – September 8, 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: September 8, 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 some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 8, 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 as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: $20 per person

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

Wolves of North America

Date: September 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 as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 14, 2019 – September 15, 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: September 15, 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 some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Southeastern Howls

Date: September 15, 2019

Time: 2 pm

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

The Wolf Conservation Center participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered red wolf. But what does this really mean? Join us to learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the challenges currently facing the red wolf population both in the wild and captivity, and what these challenges mean for the future of this species. Guests will visit the WCC’s Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.  Pre-registration is required.

Evening Howl for Adults Only

Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 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 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.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 21, 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 as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: September 21, 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 some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 21, 2019 – September 22, 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: September 22, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $12 per person

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

Wolves of North America

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 1 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 as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sunset Photo Session

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 4 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.

Wolves of North America

Date: September 28, 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 as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: September 28, 2019 – September 29, 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: September 29, 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 some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Learn more www.nywolf.org  

The Wolf Conservation Center is located at 7 Buck Run, South Salem

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kerry@ducey.org (WCC) Events Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:39:07 -0400
WELCOME NEW TENANT RUBY & JENNA TO THE RYE RIDGE SHOPPING CENTER https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5190-welcome-new-tenant-ruby-jenna-to-the-rye-ridge-shopping-center5190-welcome-new-tenant-ruby-jenna-to-the-rye-ridge-shopping-center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5190-welcome-new-tenant-ruby-jenna-to-the-rye-ridge-shopping-center5190-welcome-new-tenant-ruby-jenna-to-the-rye-ridge-shopping-center

 

 

 

 

 

Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Plaza and South are excited to announce that a long-term lease for almost 2,000 square feet has been signed with Long Island based Ruby & Jenna. Started in 2009 by style minded, mother and daughter team of Barbara & Jenna Lubel the Rye Ridge location will be their 13th boutique.

Erin Hinchey, Leasing Agent for the center had this to say, Fashion is a very important component to this shopping center. Our shoppers know they can come to Rye Ridge for the most unique fashion that you will not find at the mall. Ruby & Jenna will give our shoppers more fashion options.

The Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Plaza & South are located at Ridge & Bowman Avenues in Rye Brook NY. There are over 70 fine shops, eateries, fitness and services with ample FREE PARKING.

For more information please contact Erin Hinchey at ehinchey@winprop.com

 

Their goal is to deliver elevated trends to serve the New York Girls’ lifestyle. Their styles range from a weekend in the Hamptons, for the office, dinner and drinks and everywhere in between, without breaking the bank.

 

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Rye Ridge Shopping Center) Neighbors Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:40:37 -0400
Swim Across America Long Island Sound Sets New Record https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5189-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-sets-new-record5189-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-sets-new-record https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5189-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-sets-new-record5189-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-sets-new-record

 

It has been a banner summer for Swim Across America Long Island Sound Chapter (SAA-LIS), which recently held seven fundraising pool swims and an open water swim to raise funds for cutting-edge cancer research, prevention and treatment, as well as support services through Westchester-based Cancer Support Team. This year the SAA-LIS chapter has exceeded its past record, raising $1.3 million with donations continuing to come in daily. 

“It has been a record-breaking year for SAA-LIS, and I couldn’t be prouder of the hundreds of swimmers, kayakers, and volunteers who have given so much of their time, energy and passion to help in the fight against cancer,” says Tony Sibio, executive director of SAA-LIS. “Everyone involved understands that cancer doesn’t discriminate and that their contributions help make cutting-edge research possible. They are giving hope to those with cancer and making a real difference.” 

Proceeds from the swims will support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and patient services with Westchester-based Cancer Support Team.

 

During SAA-LIS’s 27th annual open water swim, which took place on July 27, Merck, one of Swim Across America’s national sponsors, also announced a $2 million contribution to the national non-profit. Merck’s support of Swim Across America now totals $5 million including a $3 million charitable donation announced in 2017. The contributions allow Swim Across America to further expand its charity swim program to raise more funds for cancer research.

Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

About Swim Across America

Swim Across America, Inc. was founded in 1987 and has raised over $70 million for cancer research and prevention programs at the country’s finest hospitals and managed-care facilities.  Since Swim Across America’s inception, it has grown from having a single event in Nantucket, MA, to 15 open water benefit swims across the country and 100 annual pool swims.

The Long Island Sound chapter was started in 1992 and has grown to be the largest in the organization, having raised over $19 million since its inception and $1.3 million in 2019 alone. 

For more information about Swim Across America Long Island Chapter, please call 914-769-8411 or visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/long_island.

 

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Jeannette Boccini) Charities Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:31:43 -0400
Man Indicted for Killing a Pet Dog in Greenburgh https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5188-man-indicted-for-killing-a-pet-dog-in-greenburgh5188-man-indicted-for-killing-a-pet-dog-in-greenburgh https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5188-man-indicted-for-killing-a-pet-dog-in-greenburgh5188-man-indicted-for-killing-a-pet-dog-in-greenburgh

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Ian De Los Reyes (no known address) was arraigned earlier today following an indictment for killing a dog whose remains were found burned in a Greenburgh backyard last month. Westchester County Court Judge David Zuckerman presided.

Specifically, the indictment handed up by a Westchester Grand Jury charged de los Reyes with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both felonies. The defendant is a fugitive from North Carolina and Utah where charges are pending. He was remanded into custody in Westchester County Jail.

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, Greenburgh Police arrested Ian De Los Reyes along with another man, Danilo Tolentino, after officers found the charred remains of a dog in Tolentino’s backyard and evidence of the dog’s killing inside the house. Tolentino reported the death of the dog to police Saturday morning.

Police allege, de los Reyes stabbed and killed the black Labrador retriever* and then proceeded to burn the dog’s body in a fire pit sometime Friday night. The pet dog had belonged to the Tolentino’s daughter who did not live there.

Assistant District Attorney Mary Ann Liebowitz of the Investigations Division is prosecuting the case.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Note: In earlier reports the dog was described as a pit bull terrier. We have since learned it was a black Labrador retriever.

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester DA) Public safety Tue, 13 Aug 2019 05:19:26 -0400
Check out the Fall Line Up at Clay Art Center! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5187-check-out-the-fall-line-up-at-clay-art-center5187-check-out-the-fall-line-up-at-clay-art-center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5187-check-out-the-fall-line-up-at-clay-art-center5187-check-out-the-fall-line-up-at-clay-art-center

 

Youth Weekly Classes (Ages 6 – 16)

October 3 – December 5, 2019

Have your kids Unplug with Mud at Clay Art Center’s award winning weekly youth classes starting Oct. 3rd. In the classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop their imaginations while working in the transformational medium of clay. Your child will develop creative problem solving skills while building confidence and creating something with their own hands. Hand-building classes are offered for ages 6 – 9, wheel-throwing classes for children ages 10 – 16. Taught by professional ceramic artists who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children. Classes are offered weekly in sessions running for 8 weeks on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Winner Westchester Family Favorite and Kids Out & About Reader Favorite for 2018 & 2019.

Register Here: https://www.clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes

Contact: communityarts@clayartcenter.org

 

Clay Kingdom (Ages 6 – 9)

Sunday 10:00 – 12:30am, October 5 – November 23

$215

Create your own kingdom in Clay! Build towering castles, complete with knights, dragons and other mythical beasts. Learn how to work with pinch pots, coils and clay slabs to sculpt a crown and other treasures.

Tween Wheel (Ages 10 – 12)

Sunday, 1 – 3pm, October 6 – November 24

or Thursday, 4 – 6pm, October 3 – December 5

$260

Learn to use the potter’s wheel to create fun and funky pieces to take home and enjoy for years to come! Center, pull and throw to make pots big and small. Finish all your projects with the glaze of your choice

Teen Wheel (Ages 13 -16)

Sunday, 12:30 – 2:30pm, October 6 – November 24

$260

Center, pull and throw as you learn how to use the potter’s wheel. Explore a variety of functional pottery forms, and go beyond a cup, plate or bowl. Take your pieces off the wheel to alter your forms using advanced techniques and glaze your final pieces with professional studio glazes.

FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

Please email Communityarts@clayartcenter.org for an application

20% off for children attending Port Chester Public Schools

 

Save the date: Open House & Free Clay Day on Saturday, Sept. 14th, 1 – 4pm.

 

One-Time Classes

Drop In Clay (Ages 5 – 99)

Every Saturday 1:30 – 3:30pm starting Sept. 28

Fee: $30 Adult, $20 Child under 12

Unplug with mud in this one-time class for families & friends interested in playing with clay! Every Saturday adults & children explore their inner artist in this 2 hour introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly hand-building projects, no previous experience necessary. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian enrolled in the class. Tickets go on sale at the front desk 10am the day of the class, call us at 914-937-2047 to register. First come first served.

October 12 – Halloween Themed projects

December 7 & 14 – Ornament Making Workshops

 

Family Wheel Night (Ages 9 – 99)

Saturday, 6 – 8pm, Oct. 5 & 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 21

Fee: $45 per person

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. Register Online at: www.clayartcenter.org.

 

Weekends on the Wheel (Ages 9 – 99)

Sunday, 12:30 – 2:30pm, Dec. 8 & 15

Fee: $45 per person

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. Register online at: www.clayartcenter.org.

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. Tel: 914-937-2047 www.clayartcenter.org

 

 

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Clay Art Center) Places Sat, 10 Aug 2019 18:30:33 -0400