Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:28:31 -0400 HamletHub.com Autism Friendship Festival in the Bronx on Sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4891-autism-friendship-festival-in-the-bronx-on-sunday4891-autism-friendship-festival-in-the-bronx-on-sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4891-autism-friendship-festival-in-the-bronx-on-sunday4891-autism-friendship-festival-in-the-bronx-on-sunday

Come out and be apart of the very first Autism Friendship Festival in the Bronx this Sunday, July 22 from 11:00 AM –2:00pm at Roberto Clemente State Park (301 West Tremont Avenue, Picnic Area C1 & C4). 

This event is open to all children with and without disabilities! The goal of this event is to foster friendships within the Autism community. At this event you will:

  • Connect with other families!
  • Fly Kites
  • Play Games
  • Eat Great food
  • Interactive Activity Fun!
  • So much more!

This event is co-sponsored by Fidelis they will be there answering questions about how to receive services through their health insurance agency. Come out get informed and have fun!

Learn more on Champs for Autism Facebook Page here.

kerry@ducey.org ( Champs For Autism) Events Sat, 21 Jul 2018 03:08:00 -0400
The Italian American Club of Northern Westchester Multicultural Festival on August 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4888-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-44888-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4888-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-44888-the-italian-american-club-of-northern-westchester-multicultural-festival-on-august-4

The Italian American Club of Northern Westchester’s Multicultural Festival will be holding their 7th Annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, August 4th (Rain Date: Sunday, August 5th) from 9am-4pm at Shopper's Park behind Village Hall located at 104 Main Street in Mount Kisco.

The Multicultural Festival will be a day of celebration and will feature a car show, music, refreshments, and vendors.

For more information about the event/participate as a vendor, please contact Events To Remember at (914) 218-3968 or e-mail BarbaraG@EventsRemember.com.

Purchase tickets and learn more here.

kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:57:38 -0400
Explore the Lower Hudson Valley This Summer https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/4890-explore-the-lower-hudson-valley-this-summer4890-explore-the-lower-hudson-valley-this-summer https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/4890-explore-the-lower-hudson-valley-this-summer4890-explore-the-lower-hudson-valley-this-summer

Enjoy an “Upstate” Experience Close to Home

Between the George Washington Bridge and the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Hudson River flows past the cliffs of the Palisades, rock formations older than the Grand Canyon and the gateway to the Lower Hudson Valley. Grand estates, the former homes of some of the area’s most notable residents and philanthropists, welcome visitors to experience tranquil and vibrant gardens, recreational activities, architectural landmarks and grand vistas that harken back to another era. These sites also celebrate the artists and writers inspired by the bucolic setting of the valley. This bounty of New York’s heritage is open and accessible to the public, and is located right in New York City’s backyard.

Primed to help visitors experience this bounty, Explore Lower Hudson Valley is an alliance of cultural, natural and historic sites along the Hudson River—all just 30 minutes from Manhattan and accessible by public transportation. In fact, many are located on existing commuter lines, and are near some of the area’s most photographic hamlets and celebrated restaurants. This summer, Explore Lower Hudson Valley invites you to have an “upstate” experience close to home. Discover some of the region’s most treasured gems of culture, history and natural grandeur.  Plan a day trip, weekend getaway or extended vacation and include some of the valley’s stunning public gardens, historic estates, museums, cultural centers and natural areas.

“Explore Lower Hudson Valley is a wonderful resource,” said Rob Schweitzer, vice president of communications & commerce for Historic Hudson Valley. “Visitors can use this tool to plan meaningful experiences at the area’s best public gardens, historic estates, museums, cultural centers and parks. Public transportation makes these Hudson Valley sites accessible and an easy day trip from New York City.”  

Who’s Who in the Lower Hudson Valley

Learn about all 11 sites using the interactive Path Through History website (paththroughhistory.iloveny.com), to plan your own itinerary.  Link up with local restaurants and inns to complete your experience. Explore Lower Hudson Valley is a world apart right in your own backyard. Visit explorelowhud.org for more.  Start here with an alphabetical list of participating sites.

Edward Hopper House

Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center gives depth to a renowned American artist whose honest representation of life in America perennially evokes both contemplation and reflection. The House celebrates and advances the legacy of artist Edward Hopper through artifacts, photography and –

exhibitions of artists inspired by the painter. His birthplace and residence in Nyack, NY, until 1910, after Hopper’s death the house was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been preserving the legacy and home of Edward Hopper.                                                                                                                                                      

Hudson River Museum

The Hudson River Museum is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County. This multidisciplinary complex draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, with collections that focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 Victorian home on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat Planetarium; Hudson Riverama, a hands-on environmental teaching gallery; and a 400-seat outdoor Amphitheater overlooking the Palisades. The Museum presents a number of special exhibitions each year and a wide variety of award-winning public programs for all ages that interpret its collections, interests, and communities.  

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Kykuit is a preeminent Hudson Valley landmark. The hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years. Visitors tour the main rooms of the six-story stone house, walk through the expansive, terraced gardens containing an exceptional collection of 20th-century sculpture, explore the underground art galleries with Governor Rockefeller's collection of Picasso tapestries and check out the cavernous Coach Barn, with its collections of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages.


Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions, was designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis. Its architectural brilliance is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. The estate was shaped during more than a century by these three families. Now, Lyndhurst invites you to explore the majestic mansion and landscape, as well as unique spaces like the recently restored bowling alley, kitchens, laundry room and observation tower overlooking widest part of the lower Hudson River to Manhattan. Lyndhurst is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail & NY State Historic Park 
For over 175 years, the Aqueduct Trail has linked 13 villages along the river as it meanders through scenic areas and ends at the sensational Croton Dam. The 26-mile, earth trail is atop the masonry tunnel that first brought clean water to a thirsty New York City in the 1840s. This cultural and recreational resource is open every day of the year, and appeals to a wide variety of walkers, bikers and tourists. On the trail at Dobbs Ferry is the Keeper’s House Visitor Center and Museum, a National Historic Landmark. An Italianate house, it is open Saturdays and Sundays. The trail is accessible by train, car and bus, and detailed maps are available.

Palisades Interstate Park
The Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) receives more than seven million annual visitors at its 20 state parks and nine state historic sites. Comprised of more than 125,000 acres of open space, these parks provide opportunities for hiking, cycling, group programs, outdoor and historic education and more, all within 50 miles of New York City. In New Jersey, the Palisades Interstate Park hosts tens of thousands of cyclists annually who ride the nation’s oldest scenic road and hike the Long Path, which runs from the George Washington Bridge to Albany.                                                                                                                                                                             

Philipsburg Manor
Wander along a woodland path and enter the year 1750, when Philipsburg Manor was a thriving milling and trading complex that was home to 23 enslaved individuals of African descent. Step into the working gristmill, where, surrounded by the sound of rushing water and the creaking of wooden gears, you learn about the skills of Caesar, the enslaved African miller. Tour the 300-year-old manor house, where the dairy, kitchens, bedchambers, warehouse rooms and parlor attest to its significance as a place of work, business, trade, leisure and repose. Visit the activity center and the new-world Dutch barn and explore the daily life and labor of the Manor’s diverse inhabitants, and hear the history of those who lived and toiled there. Philipsburg Manor is a National Historic Landmark. 

Philipse Manor Hall
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is an architectural and cultural gem nestled in downtown Yonkers. This Georgian-style mansion, built a century before the American Revolution, was home to the Philipse family, whose manor comprised a 52,000-acre swath of tenant farmland between the Hudson and Bronx rivers. Years later, it would become Yonkers’ first City Hall. Now a museum and cultural center, the Manor Hall is home to a unique papier-mâché Rococo ceiling, dozens of portraits from the famed Cochran Collection and engaging, relevant exhibits of history and art.

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
A trip to Sunnyside is an enchanted adventure in a romantic landscape and a much-loved riverside home that has been charming visitors for generations. A gently curved path leads to gorgeous views of the Hudson River and reveals the allure of Sunnyside's unique design, its intimate setting, its bucolic grounds and its association with a beloved man of letters. Visitors to Sunnyside hear about Washington Irving’s storied past and how he came to be America’s first internationally famous author. Beginning in 1835, Irving himself designed the house and grounds, creating a home that was a true reflection of the man himself. Washington Irving's Sunnyside is a National Historic Landmark. 

Untermyer Gardens
Untermyer Gardens sits perched above the Hudson River on 43 acres in Yonkers. It was built in 1917 by Samuel Untermyer, a lawyer, reformer, and human rights advocate, who desired that it be the “finest garden in the world.” The garden was famous in its heyday and in the 1920s was called the most spectacular garden in America. Thirty thousand people visited it on one day in 1939. Among the garden’s most notable features is the finest Persian garden in the Western Hemisphere, with four crisscrossing canals that symbolize the four rivers of paradise; the Vista, a breathtaking staircase leading down to an overlook with two ancient Roman columns; and the Temple of Love, a stunning and rocky temple atop dramatic cascading waterfalls. 

Wave Hill
Once an historic estate, Wave Hill is a place outside time, a beautiful garden oasis with stunning vistas of the Hudson River and the Palisades that inspires visitors year-round. Located at threshold of the Lower Hudson Valley, just 20 minutes by train from Grand Central Station, this hidden gem provides a curated experience like no other. Wave Hill offers engaging programs in the arts, wellness and the natural world, as well as indoor and outdoor concerts and a contemporary art gallery. Enjoy artisanal, locally sourced fare at The Café, shop for sustainable gifts by local artists or relax on the lawn under the trees. Recently voted Most Loved Cultural Spot by the readers of Time Out New York, Wave Hill offers visitors a peaceful place to connect to nature and to one another.

Visit explorelowhud.org for more.

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Explore Lower Hudson Valley) Places Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:37:43 -0400
FREE Summer Astronomy Night with Jupiter Joe & the STEM Alliance https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4889-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance4889-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4889-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance4889-free-summer-astronomy-night-with-jupiter-joe-the-stem-alliance

Free astronomy night at Harbor Island in Mamaroneck on Friday, July 27 from 8 to 11pm!

Please RSVP 

Where to find us: Enter the Harbor Island Park and travel straight towards the playground. Before the playground take a right. Take that road to the South West parking lot. We will be set up in that parking lot for optimal viewing.

NOTE: This is a free public program. Participation is entirely at the risk of the participants and their children.

Learn more about the Stem Alliance of Mamaroneck-Larchmont here.

kerry@ducey.org (Stem Alliance) Neighbors Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:17:00 -0400
Food Donations Needed https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/4887-food-donations-needed4887-food-donations-needed https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/4887-food-donations-needed4887-food-donations-needed


On Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, the Rye Y's Togetherhood volunteers will team up with our summer campers to collect non-perishable food for Bread of Life.

Bread of Life meets the urgent food needs of underfunded and undersupplied pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens throughout southern Westchester County. This small, grassroots organization serves 400 families every week at its Rye food pantry alone and thousands more at other facilities.

The following items are needed: Canned tuna and chicken, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, soup.

Please leave your donation in the box in the Rye Y’s lobby.

More of our neighbors go hungry or struggle with food insecurity than we know. Together, we can make a real difference!

The Rye Y's Togetherhood program engages volunteers of all ages in community service projects. For more information, contact denise@ryeymca.org.








Nikkicaps@yahoo.com (Nicole Ball) Charities Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:23:21 -0400
Aloha Night at New York Botanical Garden on July 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4886-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-214886-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4886-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-214886-aloha-night-at-new-york-botanical-garden-on-july-21

Have you experienced Aloha Nights at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)? Don't miss this summer celebration!

During these festive summer evenings, celebrate the cultural artistry of the Hawaiian Islands with an after-hours viewing of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i as the centerpiece. Join us on the Conservatory Lawn for interactive hula lessons that blend storytelling with rhythm and motion. Enjoy lei-making demonstrations and a rotating line up of live music. Take in illuminated installations by Hawaiian-Chinese sculptor Mark Chai and unwind with an array of refreshments for purchase—from poke bowls to our signature cocktail, Passiflora Punch.

Upcoming Aloha Nights

July 21

August 4

August 18

Aloha Nights take place at NYBG from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets here.

kerry@ducey.org (NYBG) Events Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:18:00 -0400
Stage 2 at WPPAC Announces Cast of CABARET https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4885-stage-2-at-wppac-announces-cast-of-cabaret-15311720934885-stage-2-at-wppac-announces-cast-of-cabaret-1531172093 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4885-stage-2-at-wppac-announces-cast-of-cabaret-15311720934885-stage-2-at-wppac-announces-cast-of-cabaret-1531172093

CABARET, winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Musical and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center stage August 3-12.

CABARET features memorable songs, including “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Two Ladies” and “Maybe This Time,” and tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub at the cusp of the 1930’s in pre-WWII Berlin. As Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich the Kit Kat Klub invites audiences to leave their troubles at the door and indulge. As life in Germany grows uncertain, will the allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through the tumultuous times?

The cast is headed by Keiji Ishiguri, Elyssa Alexander, and James Arthur Douglas as the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and Cliff Bradshaw, respectively. They are supported by Peter Ackerman, Nellie O'Brien, Kevin Rodd, and Rebecca Simpson-Wallack, with Allison Burke, Jacob Anthony Cain, James Anthony Caposito, Casey Dath, Megan Fay, Katie Jo Flanagan, Rena Gavigan, Jenna Goldberg, Leah Lundin Hall, Kat Katona, Kayla Mattocks, Abby Grace Menocal, Jake T. Moses, Luis G. Quintero, Mario Regis, Gianna Rini, Romello Rodriguez, Garrett J. Shin, and Chase Slovak.

CABARET is directed and choreographed by MK Lawson with musical direction by Katie Luekens Chan Chee. Scenic Design by Jim Foster, Costume Design by Molly Seidel, Lighting Design by Noah Platte, Sound Design by Robert Isley, Stage Managed by Allison Queen. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten, and the stories by Christopher Isherwood.

CABARET performs August 3-12 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. It is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Tickets start at $27. For tickets visit the theatre box office or call 914.328.1600 Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. Tickets can also be purchased online at wppac.com. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

CABARET is produced by Stage 2, a program created by WPPAC to bridge the gap between our Conservatory and Mainstage, giving college and community performers the chance to work in a regional theatre under the guidance of professional artists. More information can be found at http://wppac.com/shows/cabaret/

Photo: Kit Kat Girls & Boys with Emcee, photo credit: Ariana Moses

kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Sat, 14 Jul 2018 03:34:53 -0400
July Is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/4884-july-is-juvenile-arthritis-awareness-month4884-july-is-juvenile-arthritis-awareness-month https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/4884-july-is-juvenile-arthritis-awareness-month4884-july-is-juvenile-arthritis-awareness-month

JA Warriors Fight Every Day Against Arthritis Pain

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, dedicated to making everyone aware that kids get arthritis, too! And while a lot of progress has been made in treating it, there’s still a lot more to do to get to the bottom of this painful and debilitating disorder. So this month, help spread awareness about the 300,000 kids nationwide who suffer from JA, and salute their bravery, strength and determination to fight arthritis. They prove to us every day that they are #StrongerThanJA.

Click here to read stories about JA Warriors and find out more about the Arthritis Foundation!

keytocomputing@gmail.com (Arthritis Foundation) Charities Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:30:04 -0400
Chappaqua Library Book Signing with President Bill Clinton and James Patterson on July 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4883-chappaqua-library-book-signing-with-president-bill-clinton-and-james-patterson-on-july-164883-chappaqua-library-book-signing-with-president-bill-clinton-and-james-patterson-on-july-16 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4883-chappaqua-library-book-signing-with-president-bill-clinton-and-james-patterson-on-july-164883-chappaqua-library-book-signing-with-president-bill-clinton-and-james-patterson-on-july-16

The President is Missing with President Bill Clinton & James Patterson

Please join us in welcoming President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson to celebrate the release of their new novel, The President is Missing, Monday, July 16th at 6pm. Admission to the book signing is by wristband only, which can be redeemed with your Eventbrite ticket starting at 12 noon at the Library on the day of the event. Purchase tickets ($32.25) here.

Scattered Books, the local bookstore, will be at the library at 12 noon if you wish to purchase one additional copy of the book to be signed. Your wristband guarantees you a copy of the signed book. No outside copies of the book will be signed. Please note there will be no book personalization. No photos allowed on the stage. You may take photos from the theater floor. The ticket price includes the cost of the book plus tax. Please note, none of the proceeds will be going to the Library. This is a book signing only!

Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. This is his first novel.

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 375 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

Chappaqua Library is located at 195 South Greeley Avenue.



kerry@ducey.org (Chappaqua Library) Events Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:51:52 -0400
Hey Stamford! Food Festival Announces Expanded Dates, Food Trucks, National Music Acts & more https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4882-hey-stamford-food-festival-announces-expanded-dates-food-trucks-national-music-acts-more4882-hey-stamford-food-festival-announces-expanded-dates-food-trucks-national-music-acts-more https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4882-hey-stamford-food-festival-announces-expanded-dates-food-trucks-national-music-acts-more4882-hey-stamford-food-festival-announces-expanded-dates-food-trucks-national-music-acts-more

2nd Annual Food Festival, August 25 & 26, 2018, to feature 40+ food trucks over two-days, live national & regional musical performances, craft beer garden, kids zone & more

Stamford, CT-  Celebrating food, culture and community, the 2nd Annual Hey Stamford! Food Festival is set for Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Stamford Downtown’s Mill River Park from 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Tickets are on sale now at www.heystamfordfoodfest.com.

Over two days, The Hey Stamford! Food Festival will feature over 40 of the area’s most delectable food trucks and vendors, The Blind Rhino Beer Garden serving up cold craft and standard beer selections, and a full concert experience.  New for 2018, it’s The Fairfield County Bank Kids Zone, featuring a roaming railroad, face painters, glitter tattoo artists, balloon artists and painting lessons.

Saturday, August 25: It’s a “Party in the Park”!  The Minchin Buick GMC Mainstage will feature performances by iconic rapper, TONE LOC and super group ‘Party Rock’; performing mega hits from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and today’s hottest top 40 jams.  The area’s hottest DJ’s will be keeping the party going, spinning throughout the day.

Sunday, August 26: “Country Rocks The Park”!  Country Superstar Dylan Scott to headline, performing on The Minchin Buick GMC Mainstage. Also featuring, in his first ever Connecticut appearance, 11-year-old internet sensation, the ‘Walmart Yodeler’ Mason Ramsey.  Local group Jump The Gunn and area DJ’s will also be performing.

Event times: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Rain or shine, all ages event. Single Day & Two Day Tickets are available.  Children under 10 admitted free (with a ticket holding parent/guardian). For more information on The Hey Stamford! Food Festival, including vendor information and ticket pricing, visit www.heystamfordfoodfest.com.  



kerry@ducey.org (P.J. Kennedy) Events Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:55:02 -0400
Greenwich Hospital Clinical Services Expansion https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4881-greenwich-hospital-clinical-services-expansion4881-greenwich-hospital-clinical-services-expansion https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4881-greenwich-hospital-clinical-services-expansion4881-greenwich-hospital-clinical-services-expansion

 Greenwich Hospital today announced that, with support from Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), they will invest $160 million to expand clinical services and ambulatory centers in lower Fairfield and Westchester counties to enhance Greenwich Hospital’s ability to support the people and communities it serves.

“We are delighted by Yale New Haven Health’s commitment to support the continued growth of our hospital, which has been serving our community for over 110 years,” said Arthur C. Martinez, chair of Greenwich Hospital’s Board of Trustees. “This $160 million investment will ensure that we stay in the forefront of healthcare delivery and take full advantage of the exciting developments in treatment. Our 20 year partnership with Yale New Haven Health has served us well and we are pleased to strengthen and deepen it.”

Patients can expect to see many improvements in the coming months and years, including increased access to primary care physicians as well as surgical subspecialists. This summer, the walk-in center in Rye Brook, NY, will add pediatrics, x-ray, blood draw and primary care. This fall, the outpatient facility at 500 West Putnam Ave. in Greenwich will expand to include pediatric general and sub-specialty care, blood draw, physical therapy, pulmonology, cardiology and primary care. Additional ambulatory sites in Westchester County and another in Fairfield County will open in the near future with YNHHS support.

“Greenwich Hospital has been a vital part of our System since 1998,” said Marna Borgstrom, CEO, YNHHS. “We are extremely proud of the work we have done together in the past 20 years to expand clinical services and deepen our commitment to the health and well-being of the lower Fairfield and Westchester communities. We look forward to building on those successes”

Over the past 20 years, the affiliation has resulted in many clinical advances, including Cardiology care which has been significantly advanced with the addition of six full-time Yale Medicine cardiologists now seeing patients in Greenwich. The Hospital also opened a comprehensive women’s cardiology center focused on helping women prevent heart disease, which is the number one killer of women. The Women's Heart and Vascular Program provides screening, education and treatment for women at risk for, or with established heart disease.

Through Greenwich Hospital’s affiliation with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH), physicians, representing more than 10 pediatric sub-specialists see patients right in Greenwich. These specialties include urology, gastroenterology, orthopedic, emergency services and pulmonology, among others.

Greenwich Hospital has experienced a number of firsts thanks to the affiliation with YNHHS. Greenwich was among the first hospitals in Connecticut to acquire the da Vinci surgical system that enables surgeons to use advanced robotic technology to perform minimally invasive surgery with nerve-sparing precision. Recently staff celebrated the 500th procedure performed on the newest model, the da Vinci XI. Greenwich Hospital received Gold level certification by the Joint Commission, the largest healthcare accreditation organization, in spinal fusion, hip and knee replacement surgery and inpatient Diabetes care. The Women’s Choice Award recognized Greenwich Hospital, for the fifth year in a row, as one of the top 100 hospitals for patient experience as well as top in Obstetrics and Breast Care.

In 2016, Greenwich Hospital received the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet designation is the highest honor of nursing excellence that any hospital can achieve and was the culmination of several years of preparation and commitment to evidence-based nursing practices and patient care through quality improvements as well as interdisciplinary collaboration.

kerry@ducey.org (Magaly Olivero) Neighbors Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:24:15 -0400
Passport to the World Weekends at The Bronx Zoo Kick Off on Saturday, July 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/4880-passport-to-the-world-weekends-at-the-bronx-zoo-kick-off-on-saturday-july-144880-passport-to-the-world-weekends-at-the-bronx-zoo-kick-off-on-saturday-july-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/4880-passport-to-the-world-weekends-at-the-bronx-zoo-kick-off-on-saturday-july-144880-passport-to-the-world-weekends-at-the-bronx-zoo-kick-off-on-saturday-july-14

Passport to the World Weekends at The Bronx Zoo July 14 through August 19

The animals at the Bronx Zoo represent species from all over the world. This summer, experience the music, food, dance, and culture of those places without leaving the Bronx Zoo. From the jungles of Asia to the heart of Latin America, we'll take you on a trip around the world. Remember to bring your event handout (aka, passport) and get it stamped throughout the different stations in the Bronx Zoo.

Find where your Bronx Zoo Passport takes you here.

kerry@ducey.org (The Bronx Zoo) Places Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:13:20 -0400
Safety in the Sun and Heat https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/4879-safety-in-the-sun-and-heat4879-safety-in-the-sun-and-heat https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/4879-safety-in-the-sun-and-heat4879-safety-in-the-sun-and-heat

 Safety in the Sun and Heat
  • Avoid sun burning, and intentional tanning. Use sunless tanning products instead.
  • The sun is strongest between 10am and 2pm. Plan your activities accordingly.
  • Apply sunblock generously (SPF 15 minimum). Reapply frequently if in the water.
  • Wear sun protective clothing, wear a brimmed hat, and sunglasses. 
  • Take periodic breaks from the sun and heat. Seek air conditioning, hydrate, and cool off.  
  • Drinking fluids on an ongoing basis is important to avoiding dehydration. Sip frequently.
  • Infants, children, and the elderly dehydrate faster that adults and need special attention.
  • Playing sports/exercising during the heat increases dehydration risks.
  • Drink 16 ounces of fluids per hour minimum.   
         Sports dehydration guide   
keytocomputing@gmail.com (CT DPH) Public safety Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:50:36 -0400
Westchester Day with the NY Liberty on July 8th https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4878-westchester-day-with-the-ny-liberty-on-july-8th4878-westchester-day-with-the-ny-liberty-on-july-8th https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/4878-westchester-day-with-the-ny-liberty-on-july-8th4878-westchester-day-with-the-ny-liberty-on-july-8th

Celebrate Westchester with the NY Liberty. 

Join for a day of family fun with $5 tickets for Westchester residents!

There will be a free family fun zone including face painting, balloons, and more.

NY Liberty VS. Dallas Wings on Sunday, July 8th at 3pm.

For tickets, visit the Westchester County Center Box Office.

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester Government) Events Sat, 07 Jul 2018 02:46:00 -0400
The Maritime Aquarium celebrates its 30th anniversary this month https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4877-the-maritime-aquarium-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-this-month4877-the-maritime-aquarium-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-this-month https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/4877-the-maritime-aquarium-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-this-month4877-the-maritime-aquarium-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-this-month

The Aquarium opened on July 16, 1988 which means they are turning 30 this month! 

To celebrate, they will be throwing a party with fun bonus activities throughout the day, including a DJ, photo booth, cupcakes and throwback IMAX® films on Saturday, July 21st.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Bob Duff will both be on hand to help cut the birthday cake at 11 a.m.
Besides a full day of bonus fun on July 21, The Maritime Aquarium is offering "1988 throwback pricing" July 21-22 for deeply discounted admission all weekend.
Sponsored by: R.D. Scinto
amberb@hamlethub.com (The Maritime Aquarium) Neighbors Fri, 06 Jul 2018 07:12:55 -0400