Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Sun, 24 Sep 2023 22:12:06 -0400 HamletHub.com Screenings Under the Stars, The Bad Guys will be on the big screen at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle on Friday, September 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5562-screenings-under-the-stars-the-bad-guys-will-be-on-the-big-screen-at-glen-island-park-in-new-rochelle-on-friday-september-15562-screenings-under-the-stars-the-bad-guys-will-be-on-the-big-screen-at-glen-island-park-in-new-rochelle-on-friday-september-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5562-screenings-under-the-stars-the-bad-guys-will-be-on-the-big-screen-at-glen-island-park-in-new-rochelle-on-friday-september-15562-screenings-under-the-stars-the-bad-guys-will-be-on-the-big-screen-at-glen-island-park-in-new-rochelle-on-friday-september-1

Screenings Under the Stars, The Bad Guys, rescheduled from August 25, will be shown at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle on Friday, September 1.

Admission and parking are FREE. Screenings Under the Stars are made possible by generous sponsors and hosted by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative.

Movies begin at sundown. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale. Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather.

The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Robison Oil, HamletHub, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, LOOK Dine-In Cinemas, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising and Westchester Magazine.

Learn more https://parks.westchestergov.com/screenings-under-the-stars

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sun, 27 Aug 2023 15:41:29 -0400
Bicycle Sundays Returns to the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday, September 10th https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5560-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th5560-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5560-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th5560-bicycle-sundays-returns-to-the-bronx-river-parkway-on-sunday-september-10th

Head back out to the Bronx River Parkway with us for more Bicycle Sundays, as the event returns, Sunday, Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 1 for the season!

The last Sundays of the season in which Bicycle Sundays will take place are Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “September Bicycle Sundays are a special time as it feels like an extended summer. I’m delighted to welcome cyclists, joggers and families back to the Bronx River Parkway for the fall installment of the 2023 series.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O'Connor said, “Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean it’s time to put away our bikes or running shoes. I encourage folks to get out and ride or jog the Bronx River Parkway to keep moving well into the fall.”

Chairperson of the Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF), Seth Mandelbaum said, “Bicycle Sundays embodies the WPF mission to invest, advocate, and enhance all 50 Westchester County Parks. We thank NewYork-Presbyterian and Con Edison for their continued support of this iconic program and look forward to seeing everyone along the Bronx River Parkway this Fall.”

During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway is closed to cars from for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers, walkers, scooters and strollers. The course runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip of 13.1 miles. There are many points of entry and exit along the way.

Bicycle Sundays is presented by Westchester County Parks and sponsored by Westchester Parks Foundation and its partners, through generous donations from co-presenting sponsors NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester and Con Edison, with Jen’s Cycles in Yonkers as the official Bicycle Sponsor.

Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which provides private support to preserve the County’s Park system and improve the quality of life in our communities. Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to invest in, advocate for, and enhance the over 50 parks of the Westchester County Parks system. For more information, visit http://www.thewpf.org


kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:10:52 -0400
Swim Across America at Larchmont Yacht Club Makes Greatest Waves Yet Raising $1.825M to Help Beat Cancer and Save Lives https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5559-swim-across-america-at-larchmont-yacht-club-makes-greatest-waves-yet-raising-1-825m-to-help-beat-cancer-and-save-lives5559-swim-across-america-at-larchmont-yacht-club-makes-greatest-waves-yet-raising-1-825m-to-help-beat-cancer-and-save-lives https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5559-swim-across-america-at-larchmont-yacht-club-makes-greatest-waves-yet-raising-1-825m-to-help-beat-cancer-and-save-lives5559-swim-across-america-at-larchmont-yacht-club-makes-greatest-waves-yet-raising-1-825m-to-help-beat-cancer-and-save-lives

This summer’s Swim Across America Long Island Sound open-water and seven pool events have once again made a huge splash by raising a record $1.825 million for local cancer research, prevention and treatment. What’s more, this year the chapter has exceeded $25 million in total donations raised since its inception in 1992.

“For 31 years, dedicated swimmers of all ages have been taking the plunge to raise money to beat cancer, and they have shown their unwavering commitment to our cause by once again breaking our fundraising record,” says SAA-LIS Event Director Jean Fufidio. “We are incredibly grateful to all our swimmers, kayakers, and volunteers, who continue to make even greater waves to fight cancer. Every person involved in our swims can be proud of the fact that they are playing an important role in the fight against cancer.”

Proceeds from the swims support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Columbia University Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center and patient services with Cancer Support Team.

Although the swim season is officially over for 2023, donations are always welcome and can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

“Cancer touches far too many individuals and families each year,” adds Ms. Fufidio. “Our Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter is making a significant difference through our annual swim events and affecting real change. Together we are funding essential cancer research, offering support and hope to cancer patients, and saving lives.”

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

kerry@ducey.org (Jeannette Boccini,) Charities Mon, 14 Aug 2023 10:35:28 -0400
Robison Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, Aug. 17 with Zac n’ Fried - A Zach Brown Tribute Band https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5558-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band5558-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5558-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band5558-robison-summer-concert-series-continues-on-thursday-aug-17-with-zac-n-fried-a-zach-brown-tribute-band

Robison Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, Aug. 17 with Zac n’ Fried - A Zach Brown Tribute Band from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., admission and parking are free. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for general seating and coolers are permitted.


And, mark your calendars for Thursday, Aug. 31, the final concert in the summer series is The Dave Matthews Tribute Band!

The Robison Summer Concert Series is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Hamlethub, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, Morano Group Landscapes and Hardscapes, Westchester Magazine and White Plains Hospital.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. For more information, call (914) 864-PARK or click here.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 08 Aug 2023 15:26:02 -0400
Healthier Mamaroneck Access to Care Free Health Fair on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5557-healthier-mamaroneck-access-to-care-free-health-fair-on-saturday5557-healthier-mamaroneck-access-to-care-free-health-fair-on-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5557-healthier-mamaroneck-access-to-care-free-health-fair-on-saturday5557-healthier-mamaroneck-access-to-care-free-health-fair-on-saturday

The Healthier Mamaroneck Access to Care Free Health Fair will take place this Saturday, August 5 from 10am to 2pm at Mamaroneck Open Door Family Medical Center, 689 Mamaroneck Avenue.

The Fair will provide attendees with free health screenings for blood pressure, asthma, BMI, vision and diabetes, confidential HIV testing, COVID vaccinations.  It will also feature a live DJ, Zumba demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, a balloon artist, and Arts Westchester’s Arts Mobile with art activities for children.

The health fair is open to the public and is held in partnership with members of the Healthier Mamaroneck Coalition with support from the Alzheimer’s Association, Community Resource Center, Hispanic Federation, Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Club, MVP Health Care, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Open Door Family Medical Center, Rye YMCA, White Plains Hospital, Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital, and the Offices of State Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis, and Westchester County Government: George Latimer, County Executive and Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner, Department of Health.

“This health fair will serve as an opportunity to answer the health-related questions of attendees and help identify potential health issues as early as possible,” said Marilyn Pacheco, Director of Marketing & Community Relations at Open Door. “Education and prevention, after all, are critical in keeping the members of our community healthy. As we kick off National Health Center Week (August 6 – 12), we support this year’s theme “The Roadmap to a Stronger America” and aim to reach as many community members as possible.”

kerry@ducey.org (PR) Events Tue, 01 Aug 2023 13:57:04 -0400
Westchester Parks Foundation to honor Hillary Rodham Clinton at 46th anniversary gala on September 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5556-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-215556-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5556-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-215556-westchester-parks-foundation-to-honor-hillary-rodham-clinton-at-46th-anniversary-gala-on-september-21

Westchester Parks Foundation Announces Announces 2023 Gala Awards Honorees

Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) to honor Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton with the inaugural Leadership Award at 46th-anniversary gala titled Parks Are Essential on Thursday, September 21 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle beginning at 6:00 pm.

All funds raised will benefit the many WPF programs and services which preserve, enhance, and beautify Westchester County Parks. 

“Parks are Essential” annual gala provides opportunities to recognize remarkable vision and leadership in our community, and celebrate the dedication to, and support of, Westchester Parks Foundation by individuals, businesses and friends who help our Westchester County parks grow and flourish. All of the funds raised will benefit WPF’s programs and services towards preserving, enhancing and beautifying our county parks.

During this special evening we will honor outstanding individuals and businesses that support our organization, and parks and open space in Westchester:

  •  Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton – Westchester Parks Foundation Leadership Award

  • Montesano Bros, Inc.– Community Partner Award

  • Wegmans – Business Impact Award

  • Eileen Andreassi & the Adaptive Sports & Therapeutic Recreation
    Program at Burke Rehabilitation - Special Recognition Award

For additional Sponsorship or Ticket Information, please contact Erin Cordiner at 914-231-4600 or Erin@theWPF.org

For additional information regarding the Parks Are Essential Gala and to purchase tickets, call 914-231-4600 or click https://www.thewpf.org/gala2023

kerry@ducey.org (Josefa Paganuzzi ) Neighbors Mon, 31 Jul 2023 06:12:31 -0400
Two Westchester County Parks Named Best in Westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5555-two-westchester-county-parks-facilities-named-westchester-magazine-s-2023-best-of-westchester5555-two-westchester-county-parks-facilities-named-westchester-magazine-s-2023-best-of-westchester https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5555-two-westchester-county-parks-facilities-named-westchester-magazine-s-2023-best-of-westchester5555-two-westchester-county-parks-facilities-named-westchester-magazine-s-2023-best-of-westchester

Westchester Magazine’s 2023 Best of Westchester issue named two of Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation’s facilities as the best in the county. 

The publication’s editors hailed the South County/North County Trailway as the best bike path in the Fun & Leisure category, while its readers chose Alfred B. DelBello Muscoot Farm in Somers as the Best Place to Take the Kids (Not a Restaurant).

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester has countless fun and leisure offerings for residents and non-residents alike. Westchester County Parks takes great pride in all of its parks, facilities and programs. To earn this kind of recognition is truly an honor.”

Westchester County Parks Commission Kathleen O’Connor said, “We are thrilled that our 36-mile South County/North County Trailway is immensely well-regarded by so many bicyclists. Muscoot Farm has numerous family events—not to mention its adorable animals—throughout the year. We love that parents and caregivers can take their youngsters there knowing that all will enjoy themselves.”

The Best of Westchester winners stand out as the leading local businesses, shops, restaurants, places and people. A total of 556,000 votes were tallied. The Best Of party was held at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, on July 26.

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Places Sat, 29 Jul 2023 12:08:29 -0400
Rye Book Resident Richard Celiberti is New New Board Chairman at Burke Rehabilitation https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5554-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman5554-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5554-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman5554-burke-rehabilitation-announces-richard-celiberti-as-new-board-chairman

Burke Rehabilitation has announced the appointment of Richard Celiberti as the new Chairman of the Burke Rehabilitation Board of Trustees. Mr. Celiberti was approved as the Board Chair at Burke Rehabilitation’s Annual Meeting held on May 18, 2023. He follows John R. McCarthy who is retiring as Board Chair, a position he has held since 2018.

Mr. Celiberti has been a member of the Burke Board since 2014 and prior to becoming Chair, served as Treasurer. He is an accomplished healthcare executive with consulting and operational experience at Ernst & Young and the Montefiore Healthcare System. Mr. Celiberti was the Executive Director at Montefiore-Wakefield Hospital after serving as Senior Vice President-Network Development at Montefiore Medical Center. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center which became part of Montefiore in 2006. Prior to that, he was the Partner and National Director of Ernst & Young’s healthcare consulting practice.

Mr. Celiberti earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Temple University and is a Certified Public Accountant. An Army veteran, he was the Chief Financial Officer for a 500-bed military hospital.

“It is an honor for me to continue to serve with the distinguished members of the Burke Board of Trustees as Board Chair. Together, we have accomplished amazing things, and I anticipate reaching additional milestones,” said Mr. Celiberti. “I wish to thank John McCarthy for his dedication and service to Burke. He leaves behind a legacy of which we all can be proud.”

Burke’s Executive Director Scott Edelman, MBA, CPA, CFE, said, “We are excited to work with Mr. Celiberti as he assumes this important role on the Burke Board. I look forward to our collaboration and the sharing of ideas as we continue to provide the highest quality of rehabilitation services to our patients.”

Mr. Celiberti and his wife Marion reside in Rye Brook, NY.


kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Wed, 28 Jun 2023 13:00:11 -0400
FREE Robison Summer Concert Series Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza on July 13 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5553-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza5553-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5553-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza5553-free-robison-summer-concert-series-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza

Summer is just around the corner and the time is right for free live music in the park. So mark your calendar for Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, to kick off the Robison Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

County Executive George Latimer said: “Music brings people together by creating a sense of unity and understanding. It’s been linked to forming social closeness and familial bonds. The beauty of Kensico Dam Plaza sets the perfect atmosphere for residents and their family and friends to smile and unwind.”

Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor said: “We have a terrific lineup this year! Kensico is one of the County’s most popular parks. We want everyone who attends the concerts to sit back, relax and take in the terrific tunes.”

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., admission and parking are free. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for general seating and coolers are permitted.

The other concerts in the series are:

Thursday, July 27 - Rikki Nicks - A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
Thursday, Aug. 17 - Zac n’ Fried - A Zach Brown Tribute Band
Thursday, Aug. 31 - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
The Robison Summer Concert Series is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Hamlethub, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, Morano Group Landscapes and Hardscapes, Westchester Magazine and White Plains Hospital.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. For more information, call (914) 864-PARK.


kerry@ducey.org (Sharc Creative) Events Wed, 28 Jun 2023 11:33:00 -0400
Alethea Kessler Joins The J House Greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5551-alethea-kessler-joins-the-j-house-greenwich5551-alethea-kessler-joins-the-j-house-greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5551-alethea-kessler-joins-the-j-house-greenwich5551-alethea-kessler-joins-the-j-house-greenwich

Alethea Kessler has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The J House Greenwich, an award-winning, luxury, boutique hotel located in Greenwich, Connecticut.  In this role, Kessler oversees the sales and marketing efforts, including new business development and generating awareness for the property through traditional marketing and community outreach efforts.

“Alethea not only brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to The J House, but also an unparalleled level of excitement and creativity to our property,” said Janice Perna-Nicholas, General Manager, The J House Greenwich.  “She has already hit the ground running, establishing new partnerships with local businesses, and truly serving as a community ambassador for The J House Greenwich.”

Prior to joining The J House Greenwich, Kessler served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Packard Hospitality (now Avalon Hospitality), strategically managing direct sales efforts for the 28 hotels in the portfolio.  She’s also held roles as Area Director of Business Travel for Highgate Hotels, managing the Hilton portfolio in New York City, Director of Sales and Marketing at Embassy Suites New York City, and sales and marketing positions with Marriott International, TravelClick, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt Hotels and Adam’s Mark Hotel.  She is a graduate of Penn State University.

“Living in the community, I am ecstatic to bring my background and strengths to The J House Greenwich, continuing to grow business and awareness for this unique, luxury, boutique property,” added Kessler.  “This hotel has so many special traits and amenities, and I’m thrilled to work with this talented team to bring new and returning guests to our beautiful spaces!”

The J House Greenwich, an award-winning, luxury, boutique hotel located in Greenwich, Connecticut, offers business and leisure travelers 83 newly renovated, pet-friendly guest rooms and suites with state-of-the-art technology such as LED mirror televisions, fully-automated lights and shades, Toto Neorest smart toilets and more.  Amenities include a seasonal, heated outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, EV charging stations, valet parking and assistance with private jet charters.  As part of The J Life experience, the property also includes The, Tony’s at The J House restaurant and The J House Coffee Bar.  Meeting and special event spaces are also available.  For more information, visit www.jhousegreenwich.com, or visit the property’s social channels on Instagram (‘@thejhousegreenwich) and Facebook (‘@jhousegreenwichct).   

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Tue, 18 Apr 2023 11:08:05 -0400
Rye Brook F. I. T. (Fitness Initiative Together) 5K Walk on Saturday, April 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5550-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-5k-walk-on-saturday-april-225550-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-5k-walk-on-saturday-april-22 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5550-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-5k-walk-on-saturday-april-225550-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-5k-walk-on-saturday-april-22

Rye Brook F. I. T. (Fitness Initiative Together) 5K Walk on Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 11 am at B.M.P. Ridge Street School

What is Rye Brook F.I.T.?

The Rye Brook F.I.T. initiative will involve a combination of community programming and ongoing communications, which will focus on promoting an active lifestyle, as well as safety.  


Sign up via community pass OR call recreation department: 914-939-3235
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sat, 15 Apr 2023 05:30:12 -0400
The Osborn to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5549-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-85549-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5549-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-85549-the-osborn-to-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-on-april-8

In a welcome sign of spring, The Osborn announced its Easter Egg Hunt, a much-loved tradition for the community, to be held Saturday, April 8, 2023. The Osborn will host the special springtime morning of Easter fun on its majestic campus in Rye (101 Theall Road). The annual event is held in memory of longtime board member and former Chair, Jack Miller, who personified the spirit of the season.

During the festivities, 6,000 candy-filled Easter eggs will be hidden for children to find, gather and enjoy. The event is split into two groups – one for children under 3 years of age and the other for children over 3, allowing the little ones a head start on the Hunt.

Residents of The Osborn line the sidelines of the South Lawn and Porch to have a bird’s eye view of the lively fun, allowing seniors and children to interact in a mutually joyful way. For nearly two decades, this event has been drawing hundreds of participants from all over Westchester County as well as southern Fairfield County, Connecticut.                                                                                                 

The Osborn Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to the public and pre-registration is NOT required. The Hunt begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. with gates opening at 10:45 a.m. Participants should bring their own baskets to gather eggs.

The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance and be available for photos. The festivities will also feature carnival games and refreshments available for purchase. For information, please call (914) 925-8218 or visit www.theosborn.org/events.

About The Osborn
The Osborn 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 Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Care. In addition to residential and health care services on its 56-acre campus, the organization provides home care in Westchester and Fairfield Counties through Osborn Home Care. The Osborn is accredited by CARF and has an “A” rating from Fitch. Individuals and families interested in learning more about The Osborn are invited to call 888-9-OSBORN or visit www.theosborn.org.

kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Events Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:53:22 -0400
Westchester Children's Museum is Now Open Seven Days a Week https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5547-westchester-children-s-museum-is-now-open-seven-days-a-week5547-westchester-children-s-museum-is-now-open-seven-days-a-week https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5547-westchester-children-s-museum-is-now-open-seven-days-a-week5547-westchester-children-s-museum-is-now-open-seven-days-a-week

Westchester Children's Museum Moves Full Steam Ahead, Driven by New Special Events, Programs, Exhibits, Birthday Parties, School Programs, and Staff.

The Westchester Children's Museum has expanded its operating hours to be open seven days a week to be more accessible and responsive to visitor demand and visitation patterns. The executive director Thomas Sullivan, appointed in October 2022, has implemented significant changes to enhance and expand the Museum experience, including new special events, programs, exhibits, educators, and staff. As a result, visitation has more than doubled, memberships have tripled, bookings for birthday parties have increased, and school field trip bookings are rising.

New Museum Special Events: Following the success of newly introduced themed programming such as With Love, WCM, and SlimeFest!, the Museum now offers monthly weekend programmatic events that include rotating Makerspace activities, Storytime, and special guest performances and educators. Join us on April 22-23 for Earthlings and May 6-7 for MakerMay.

New Museum Programs:  Weekend visitors will enjoy special Storytime around themes like Women's History Month, Nature, Asian Pacific Islander Month, and Pride Month, offered thrice daily at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, & 2:30 pm. Weekday visitors will enjoy Museum Minis, a program designed for our youngest learners, offered twice at 11 am and 11:35 am on Wednesdays.

New Museum Exhibits: The museum is refreshing its visitor's favorite exhibits like Build Your Own Roller Coaster and Rigamajig, and installing new, vibrant exhibits, including the ClayMaker Space and Pool Noodle Pixel Wall, and is sprinkling in new experiences regularly, including WikkiStix, Cardboard Construction, Wooden Train Table, Clixo, and many other hands-on manipulatives. 

New School Programs: Cool Comics, Forensic Fun, and Step Into Space are the Museum’s newest interactive, hands-on STEAM programs for 3-5th graders in classrooms, camps, community centers, fairs, and special events.

“Our new PlayWorkers, with their friendly faces & helping hands, are on the museum floor to support and enhance the visitor experience,” says Thomas Sullivan, Executive Director of the Westchester Children’s Museum. “Our new Development & Marketing Director and Administration & Operations Director will ensure the museum’s continued growth and vibrancy.”

About the Westchester Children’s Museum

The Westchester Children’s Museum is a light-filled, colorful, vibrant learning space for children aged 0-13 and their families, caregivers, and teachers, filled with unique and engaging interactive exhibits. The Museum offers experiential learning opportunities in physics, science, art, technology, and design, with places to create, build, and explore.

Housed in the National Historic Landmark North Bathhouse along the beach in Rye, NY, and adjacent to Playland Amusement Park, the Museum offers 20,000 square feet of space for a wide range of STEAM-based programs. The Museum strives to be a safe gathering space for all members of our diverse community where children can share, collaborate, problem-solve, and develop critical thinking skills. We are committed to stimulating a child’s lifelong intellectual and civic engagement in the world through relevant, creative, and interactive exhibits and programs.

Westchester Children’s Museum is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free for members. Join here https://www.discoverwcm.org/membership. Admission is $10 per person, $9 for seniors, and free for children under one. $3 per person with EBT & ID, Blue Star Museum.

The Museum is at 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY, 10580, 914-421-5050 or www.discoverWCM.org. Follow us on.Facebook.com/discoverWCM / Instagram @discoverwcm

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester Children's Museum) Places Mon, 03 Apr 2023 15:48:13 -0400
Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services RFP from agencies that support seniors https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5548-westchester-county-department-of-senior-programs-and-services-issues-request-for-proposal5548-westchester-county-department-of-senior-programs-and-services-issues-request-for-proposal https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5548-westchester-county-department-of-senior-programs-and-services-issues-request-for-proposal5548-westchester-county-department-of-senior-programs-and-services-issues-request-for-proposal

Funding Comes from Federal Grant

The Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) has issued one request for proposal (RFP) from qualified agencies for services that benefit seniors.  Funding comes from grants through the Older Americans Act as amended, for Title III-E. 

The RFP:

Project Locator Services: This RFP seek services (“Project Locator”) that provide support to elderly persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related disorders who wander, their caregivers and families. 

Information on this RFP is available at http://www.westchestergov.com/rfp. The due date for this RFP is Wednesday, April 26, 2023. 

All proposals must be received at:

The Department of Senior Programs and Services

Westchester County Office Building

9 South First Avenue, 10th Floor

Mount Vernon, NY 10550-3414

For information about the Department of Senior Programs and Services, call (914) 813-6300 or visit www.westchestergov.com/seniors.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Neighbors Mon, 03 Apr 2023 07:06:00 -0400
Greenwich Historical Society presents Invisible No More, Historic Places Connected to LGBTQ New Yorkers and Commuters https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5546-invisible-no-more5546-invisible-no-more https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5546-invisible-no-more5546-invisible-no-more

Greenwich Historical Society 'Shining a Light' Lecture Series Presents: Invisible No More - Historic Places Connected to LGBTQ New Yorkers and Commuters

Thursday, April 13
6:00 – 7:15 pm, free virtual Zoom lecture
Speaker: Amanda Davis, Project Manager of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

New York City has long been a refuge for LGBTQ people who, in turn, have helped shape the history and culture of the city, region, and nation through countless historic places. Until recently, these contributions went largely unknown and uncelebrated. Since 2015, the award-winning NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has worked to flip the narrative by documenting historic places connected to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in NYC. Architectural historian and activist Amanda Davis will present the ongoing efforts of the Project, and stories about how LGBTQ activism and life in the city has impacted people in the Tri-State area and beyond, including historic places in NYC that have ties to prominent people who once lived in Connecticut, such as Katherine Hepburn and beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak.

"Shining a Light" Lecture Series focuses on diverse and underrepresented groups who have helped shape the region's history. 

For more information and to register: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/invisible-no-more/

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Mon, 27 Mar 2023 07:55:36 -0400