Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:11:21 -0500 HamletHub.com Westchester Children's Museum Appoints New Executive Director https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5538-westchester-children-s-museum-appoints-new-executive-director5538-westchester-children-s-museum-appoints-new-executive-director https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5538-westchester-children-s-museum-appoints-new-executive-director5538-westchester-children-s-museum-appoints-new-executive-director

The Westchester Children’s Museum announced today that the Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint Thomas Sullivan as its new Executive Director.

The appointment follows an extensive national search conducted by the Board of Trustees Search Committee and supported by Museum Search & Reference. Mr. Sullivan is an innovative leader and educator with more than 15years’ experience in education. He previously held the position of Director of Education at the DuPage Children’s Museum in Illinois and has extensive classroom teaching experience at the Pre-K, elementary, middle, and graduate/Master’s levels. He assumes his new position starting mid October 2022.

“In considering the ideal qualities for our new leader, the Search Committee, with the support of the board and staff, sought a candidate with an entrepreneurial, innovative and collaborative spirit,” says Carolyn Carr Spencer, Chair of the Westchester Children’s Museum Board of Directors and the WCM Search Committee. “Thomas is a creative and dynamic force. He comes to us as an experienced, visionary educator who will now take this unique opportunity as a next generation executive director and institutional leader to build upon our momentum and drive the Museum towards its fullest potential as a key learning destination for children of all ages and abilities in our region for years to come.”

“I have long been familiar and deeply impressed with the Westchester Children’s Museum as an unparalleled site with a dedicated, creative staff and team of educators with expertise in STEAM learning,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Children’s museums provide a safe and healthy environment for fun, play, and creativity apart from school. The Westchester Children’s Museum is poised to serve as that hub for this region and be a new kind of town square welcoming families, schools, and communities of all kinds to play and learn together. I am thrilled and honored to serve as the next Executive Director and help lead this extraordinary institution into the next era.”

Mr. Sullivan is an enthusiastic rising leader in the museum field who brings experience in exhibit development, STEM teaching, and grant management to WCM. He holds a Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.

As Director of Education and Programs at DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville, IL, he supervised a team of 58 full- and part-time staff, and oversaw a budget of $2.75 million. His most recent tenure was as Director of STEM Learning at Waterside School in Stamford, CT, where Mr. Sullivan taught science classes for students in grades 1-5 and spearheaded a capital project to expand the existing science program by creating an interactive STEM lab. He also oversaw curriculum and programming that positioned the school to partner with the Westchester Children’s Museum to receive a $50,000 federal IMLS grant award. Mr. Sullivan has also served as adjunct professor and course designer at Erikson Institute in Chicago, IL, where he developed and taught the “Engineering in Early Childhood” course as part of the STEM Certification track for graduate students in Education.

The appointment of Mr. Sullivan as Executive Director coincides with the Museum’s return to a 7- day operating schedule that includes 5 days open to the public and 2 days exclusively for school and community field trips. Mr. Sullivan will work with the Board, staff and community partners to conceive and install new exhibits, introduce new STEAM experiences, expand and enhance the Makerspace, while working to fill the expanded space with innovative experiences that are unique to the Westchester area.

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester Children's Museum) Neighbors Sat, 22 Oct 2022 12:03:04 -0400
The Master Networks Tri-State Region Community Council Hosts a Business Expo in support of local charities on October 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5539-the-master-networks-tri-state-region-community-council-hosts-a-business-expo-in-support-of-local-charities5539-the-master-networks-tri-state-region-community-council-hosts-a-business-expo-in-support-of-local-charities https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5539-the-master-networks-tri-state-region-community-council-hosts-a-business-expo-in-support-of-local-charities5539-the-master-networks-tri-state-region-community-council-hosts-a-business-expo-in-support-of-local-charities

Business Expo and Networking event: – Thursday, October 27th, at Mulino’s Restaurant at Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains RD, Eastchester, NY - Multi-state networking organization, Master Networks Tri-State Region, invites entrepreneurs, business people, and the community to attend their Business Expo and networking event.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Community Council fund which provides grants to local charities.  

Join us on the 27th and Network with people from all over the tri-state region while you help make a difference in your community. Visit our vendors in Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage, Fashion, Insurance, Real Estate, and more. Find out more about over 20 local businesses that will be featured and get a jump start on holiday shopping. Take your chances on the Tricky Tray auction and enjoy light fare and a cash bar. There is so much to take advantage of, don’t miss out.
Pre-register online at https://tinyurl.com/Oct27MN. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door (cash and check only).
We are also collecting new or gently used coats to be distributed to shelter organizations in our area. Please help us care for our community as the winter weather approaches.  
About the Master Networks Tri-State Region Community Council
The work of the Community Council is to serve as a resource for raising awareness, volunteers, and grants for local non-profits that Master Networks members hold dear. Its strength lies in
the breadth and depth of all of the businesses in the regional community.
Tina Campbell, Head of the Master Networks Eastern Territory, launched the Community Council to enhance the organization’s mission of “building a group of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are learning-based and community-minded.” Her vision was to bring together member experts and volunteers with a passion for community outreach and create a grassroots effort to connect with those in need.
Master Networks hosts a variety of events throughout the year, each of which has a community support component. This includes helping to raise money for the Grant Fund which is administered by the Rockland Community Foundation.
For more information, visit www.masternetworksnyct.com

Instagram: @networkingny

commandercarey@gmail.com (Master Networks) Charities Fri, 21 Oct 2022 09:46:40 -0400
Celebrating 60 Years of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5537-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show5537-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5537-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show5537-celebrating-60-years-of-the-armonk-outdoor-art-show

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2.

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2. It’s an incredible milestone for this nonprofit, annual show, marking sixty years of raising funds for the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

As visitors enjoy the exceptional artists, large selection of food and drink, and complimentary children’s activities, they are helping to support the library’s vibrant educational and entertainmentprograms at the same time.

When art show volunteers set up for that first show on the lawn of Armonk’s Methodist Church in 1961, they could not have envisioned the 9,000 visitors that would one day flock to Community Park’s field each year. Sixty years later the Armonk Outdoor Art Show remains almost entirely volunteer-run and offers the perfect community activity to enjoy on a fall day!

Consistently ranked among the top fine art and fine crafts show in the nation, our jury carefully selects approximately 140 artists each year from close to 600 applicants. The show’s chosen exhibitors are innovators in their fields, representing twelve different mediums including: oils/acrylics/watercolors, mixed media, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. This extensive variety of mediums, styles, and price points ensures that all visitors can discover a piece that they just can’t live without.

New for this year’s 60th anniversary show is a specially commissioned exhibition entitled “The Art of Storytelling,” featuring work that utilizes a book as the artist’s “canvas.” This exhibition celebrates the connection between our art show and our local North Castle Public Library, highlighting the library’s vital role within our community. Just as art can elicit powerful emotions and transport the viewer to a world of
imagination, so too do the stories that are found in our favorite books. These compelling pieces will be auctioned to benefit the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

Key Details:
• Saturday & Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Rain or Shine
• Community Park, 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
• ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org showcases each artist exhibiting this fall
• Tickets go on sale in August and can be purchased through our website
• Follow us @ArmonkOutdoorArtShow for inspiration, announcements, and previews of our artists.

kerry@ducey.org (Nicole Blum) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:44:57 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Continues on Saturday with Spider-man: No Way Home https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5536-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home5536-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5536-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home5536-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-spider-man-no-way-home

White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative continues with the family comedy, Spider-man: No Way Home (2021-PG13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.

County Executive George Latimer said, “What better way to end a week back in school then with an outdoor movie with your closest friends and family. Join us for a crisp Saturday night under the stars filled with fantasy, action and adventure!”

Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Even though summer is coming to an end, we still have fun-filled fall events planned! Take this opportunity to spend another lovely evening in our parks.”

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. Event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs, and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.

The final movie in the series is The Addams Family 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, Oct. 21, at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative Inc with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio100.7 WHUD107.1 The PeakPalisades MazdaThe Premier CollectionLook CinemasValley Bank, HamletHub, Robison OilInspiria Outdoor, and Westchester Magazine.   

Movies may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Events Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:43:56 -0400
GMAs Lara Spencer Among Celebrity Judges for Dancing Stars of Greenwich Charity Fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5535-dancing-stars-of-greenwich-20225535-dancing-stars-of-greenwich-2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5535-dancing-stars-of-greenwich-20225535-dancing-stars-of-greenwich-2022

Tickets are on sale for the popular Dancing Stars of Greenwich event, hosted by The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich, as a charity dance off for the nonprofit Abilis. This is the fourth annual event and will be bigger and better than ever with celebrity judges and a terrific line-up of dancers! So grab your dancing shoes and get ready to see amazing waltzes, rumba’s, tangoes, twirls, some cha, cha, cha, and maybe even some moonwalking, and purchase your tickets to this fun annual event, held Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Tickets sell out quickly every year, so reserve yours today at greenwichdancingstars.com. 

This year’s event features celebrity judges Brendan Fraser, eight-time award winning actor; Lara Spencer, co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America; and Billy Blanks, Jr., creator and host of Dance It Out TV on Lifetime Television, choreographer and dancer. Master of Ceremonies is Ali Wentworth, co-creator, star and co-executive producer of the “Head Case” series, former correspondent with the “The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

“The Dancing Stars of Greenwich charity dance-off is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Amy Montimurro, CEO and president of Abilis. “We’ve had such a great partnership with The Fred Astaire Studio of Greenwich for the past several years, along with the dancers and partners. The Dancing Stars of Greenwich event is such a special evening that brings everyone together for a fun dance-filled night! The funds raised support all of Abilis programs and services, which serve more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families in Fairfield County.”

This fun event features local celebrities and community leaders performing choreographed dance routines, mirroring the hit TV show. Dancing pairs are sponsored by donations to Abilis, with the top fundraising team awarded the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of celebrity judges and the audience decides who will win the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Guests will enjoy an evening of live entertainment, music, dancing, a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. 

Brendan and Afton Fraser, who act as a judge and dancer, have been big supporters of Dancing Stars of Greenwich and Abilis over the years. They are parents to a son with special needs and know personally how crucial programs and supports like Abilis offers are to families with children and adults with disabilities. 

“We are proud to support Dancing Stars of Greenwich and Abilis to help raise funds for Abilis’ programs and services,” said Afton Fraser. “We know how much it means to a family to have an organization like Abilis that can help provide training, educational, social and employment opportunities for those with special needs. It can mean the difference between living an isolated life and one full of friends and with meaning. They are really a great organization, and we are happy to help in any way." 

Dancers at the event include: Brad and Erica Walker, of Greenwich - the first amateur couple to participate; Trevor Crow of Greenwich; Lindsay Darrell of Stamford; Afton Fraser of Greenwich, who has participated in every Dancing Stars of Greenwich event; Melissa Levin of Greenwich; Elaine Madonna of Greenwich, who won the People's Choice Trophy last year; Greg Masone of Greenwich, Makeda Mays-Green of Stamford, Chris McCormack of Greenwich and Carly Samalin of Greenwich, who is the youngest dancer and an incoming Greenwich High School freshman on the Abilis Youth Board.

Each dancer is paired with a professional partner from The Fred Astaire Studio. Those dancers are:  Matthew Ames,  Clemens Lengenfelder, Santa Pavlovic, Christian Perry and Elmar Schmidt.

“Dancing Stars of Greenwich is full of all the fun, glitz and glamour of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars!” noted Elmar Schmidt, owner and ballroom dance instructor of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich. “Local stars and leaders in the community have been training to compete just like on television. And, just like on the hit TV show, a panel of celebrity judges along with the audience, selects the winner who will win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.”

To reserve tickets or make a donation by supporting the dancers, please visit greenwichdancingstars.com.


kerry@ducey.org (Abilis) Neighbors Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:18:13 -0400
Swim Across America Long Island Sound’s 30th Anniversary Events Raise Record-Breaking $1.64 Million to Fight Cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5534-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer5534-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5534-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer5534-swim-across-america-long-island-sound-s-30th-anniversary-events-raise-record-breaking-1-64-million-to-fight-cancer

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – August 16, 2022 – Hundreds of swimmers made even greater waves this summer at Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter’s open-water and seven pool events, raising a record-breaking $1.64 million for local cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Swim Across America Long Island Sound chapter (SAA-LIS) was founded thirty years ago with only 17 swimmers, who raised $15K for the cause. Since 1992, SAA-LIS has grown to be the organization’s largest chapter whose swimmers now have raised over $23 million life-saving dollars.

“Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who has cancer or has lost a loved one to the disease,” says SAA-LIS Executive Director Tony Sibio. “We at SAA-LIS are a family of incredibly dedicated swimmers, kayakers, and volunteers, who participate year after year because we know we play a key role in helping to eradicate cancer forever. I couldn’t be more proud or thankful to our participants who over the years have continued to bring hope to those battling cancer.”

The fundraising activities of SAA-LIS have already had a profound impact. The chapter was instrumental in funding some of the most exciting cancer news this year with the announcement of a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering which was published in

The New England Journal of Medicine and showed a 100 percent success rate in treating patients in a phase 2 clinical trial for advanced rectal cancer with dostarlimab, an immunotherapy treatment produced by GlaxoSmithKline. The clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering was funded by early-stage grant funding from SAA-LIS.

Proceeds from the swims support the Swim Across America research lab, Dr. Luis Diaz and the MSK Kids Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Columbia University Medical Center; and patient services with Cancer Support Team.

Although the swim season is officially over for 2022, donations are always welcome and can be sent to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.

“SAA-LIS has come a long way in the past three decades, but we won’t stop swimming and fighting until cancer is gone for good,” adds Mr. Sibio. 

* aerial photography by Bedford Photo-Graphic, Inc.

kerry@ducey.org (Jeannette Boccini) Charities Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:36:00 -0400
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars continues with Boss Baby 2 - Family Business on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5533-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza5533-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5533-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza5533-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-continues-with-boss-baby-2-family-business-on-wednesday-aug-17-at-kensico-dam-plaza

White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars continues with Boss Baby 2 - Family Business on Wednesday, August 17 at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla!

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and movies begin at sundown. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Moviegoers should bring blankets, folding chairs, and a picnic. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative Inc with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Look Cinemas, Valley Bank, Hamlet Hub, Robison Oil, Inspiria Outdoor, and Westchester Magazine.
kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 04 Aug 2022 06:41:52 -0400
Scarsdale Scout Troop 4 to have girls’ linked troop for the first time in its history https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5532-scarsdale-scout-troop-45532-scarsdale-scout-troop-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5532-scarsdale-scout-troop-45532-scarsdale-scout-troop-4

Scarsdale’s Troop 4 is pleased to announce that this fall, it will have a girls’ linked troop for the first time in its history. 

Nationwide, in 2019, Scouts BSA, formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America, opened membership to girls ages 11 - 17. Scouting develops character, civic mindedness, leadership and physical fitness. Middle and high school-aged Scouts, with guidance from adult leaders, create and lead activities such as hikes, outdoor games, community service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities.

Any interested girl from Westchester is encouraged to join the troop. Girls in Troop 4 will design and lead their own activities. Additionally, they will participate in some events with the boys in the troop. Troop 4’s regular meetings are on Monday evenings. Troop 4 embodies the values of inclusion, tolerance, and mutual respect for all people.

Troop 4’s Scouts develop character, civic mindedness, and physical fitness. The troop achieves these aims through camping, outdoor activities, and community service, all while having a lot of fun. Middle and high school-aged Scouts, with guidance from adult leaders, create and lead activities such as hikes, outdoor games, community service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities. 

A diverse set of parent leaders support Scouts in their goal to achieve the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout. Each year, less than 7% of eligible Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle, since its inception in 1911. Due to its rigor, earning the Eagle Scout rank can offer lifelong academic, social, and professional networking benefits. Troop 4 is committed to supporting any youth wanting to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The first cohort of female Eagle Scouts was recognized in 2020. In 2021, Rebecca Gilder, of White Plains, became the first female Eagle Scout in Westchester County.

Amongst other requirements, to attain the level of Eagle Scout, Scouts must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges. All Eagle Scouts earn badges in 14 required topics touching on issues of citizenship, the outdoors, personal responsibility and leadership. Other merit badges are electives.

There are over 100, such as American Business, Animation, Archery, Art, Bird Study, Chemistry, Chess, Crime Prevention, Disability Awareness, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Fingerprinting, Game Design, Gardening, Journalism, Kayaking, Moviemaking, Music, Sports, and Theater.  Scouts in Troop 4 can also participate in activities to improve their leadership and foreign language skills. 

Together with Scarsdale’s Cub Scout Pack 440, Troop 4 will host two recruiting events on Sept. 18 (outdoor games and sports) and Oct. 23 (pumpkin carving). Any rising sixth through 11th graders interested in joining Scarsdale’s Troop 4 may contact Scoutmaster Ted Mazza.  Please visit Troop 4’s website and Facebook page.  


kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:57:25 -0400
Acclaimed Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen Four at Westchester Collaborative Theater https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5531-acclaimed-trumpeter-ingrid-jensen-four-at-westchester-collaborative-theater5531-acclaimed-trumpeter-ingrid-jensen-four-at-westchester-collaborative-theater https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5531-acclaimed-trumpeter-ingrid-jensen-four-at-westchester-collaborative-theater5531-acclaimed-trumpeter-ingrid-jensen-four-at-westchester-collaborative-theater

On August 6th at 7:30pm and 9:00pm, the Ingrid Jensen Four, a quartet of internationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos headed by trumpeter Jensen, will make a rare return local appearance in Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)’s Music in the Box Series.

Ossining-based Jensen, hailed by the JJA (Jazz Journalists Association) as 2019’s Trumpeter of the Year, is recognized as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. Her quartet includes Nate Radley on guitar, bassist Richie Goods, and Jon Wikan on drums.

To purchase tickets: https://wct-presents-ingrid-jensen-four.eventbrite.com

kerry@ducey.org (Westchester Collaborative Theater) Events Mon, 25 Jul 2022 10:20:26 -0400
Harvey Offering Local Families Immersive Cultural Experience https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5530-harvey-offering-local-families-immersive-cultural-experience5530-harvey-offering-local-families-immersive-cultural-experience https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5530-harvey-offering-local-families-immersive-cultural-experience5530-harvey-offering-local-families-immersive-cultural-experience

The Harvey School in Katonah is offering local families an extraordinary opportunity to host a student from abroad on weekends and short holidays during this school year and experience a dynamic cultural exchange in their own homes.

High school students from Brazil, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand will be arriving soon to join Harvey’s International Student Program (ISP). They will live on campus and attend classes during the week and spend weekends and short holiday breaks in the homes of their host families living in Westchester, Putnam, and Fairfield counties.

Harvey pays the host family a stipend of $5,250 per student to cover costs incurred while hosting for the 32 weekends of the school year.

The hosting begins the week of September 16. The final weekend is June 2-4. During the winter holidays and the spring break in March, each two weeks long, international students return to their homes abroad.

Those interested in hosting a student from abroad should email Alex Lindquist at alindquist@harveyschool.org or call her at 914-232-3161, ext. 160. Only a few hosting opportunities remain. The deadline to apply is August 1.

kerry@ducey.org (Chris DelCampo) Neighbors Thu, 21 Jul 2022 14:04:02 -0400
The Robison Summer Concert Series at Kensico Dam Plaza kicks off Thursday with Garcia’s presents Dead Meat https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5529-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat5529-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5529-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat5529-the-robison-summer-concert-series-at-kensico-dam-plaza-kicks-off-thursday-with-garcia-s-presents-dead-meat

Get out your dancing shoes! Westchester County Parks is hosting The Robison Summer Concert Series at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla! This Thursday, July 21, 2022 rock to Garcia’s presents Dead Meat.

Concerts will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. 

The price per ticket is $10 per person and parking is free. Seating will be general admission style. We encourage guests to bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic.

Get tickets

Line-up is as follows:

  • Thursday, July 21 – Garcia’s presents Dead Meat

  • Tuesday, July 26 – The Nerds

  • Saturday, Aug. 13 – Songs in the Attic

  • Friday, Aug. 26 – 45 Riots and SAGE

Get tickets for concerts!

The Robison Summer Concert Series is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre, HamletHub, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.

All attendees must show proof of purchase upon entry. For more information, call (914) 231-4564.


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 19 Jul 2022 13:14:23 -0400
Sammy + Nat in Rye Hosts Huge Sale July 21-24 - Up to 80% Off! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5528-sammy-nat-in-rye-hosts-huge-sale-july-21-24-up-to-80-off5528-sammy-nat-in-rye-hosts-huge-sale-july-21-24-up-to-80-off https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5528-sammy-nat-in-rye-hosts-huge-sale-july-21-24-up-to-80-off5528-sammy-nat-in-rye-hosts-huge-sale-july-21-24-up-to-80-off

Luxury children’s brand Sammy + Nat, located at 88 Purchase Street in Rye, will be hosting their bi-annual sale in stores July 21-24. All seasons will be discounted up to 80% off for boys, girls, and babies ages 0-12 years old.

Shop your favorite brands like Sammy + Nat, Pink Chicken, Mer St. Barth, and more from 10am-5pm!


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Tue, 19 Jul 2022 09:33:34 -0400
Rye Playland Fireworks (and Friday Night Fireworks) https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5527-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks5527-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5527-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks5527-rye-playland-july-4th-fireworks-and-friday-night-fireworks

July 4th & Friday Night Fireworks at Rye Playland

July 2nd-4th at 9:15 pm, and on every Friday following

For the season’s full schedule and admission prices, go to PlaylandPark.org or call the park at (914) 813-7010. Parking is $10.

Playland is located in Rye and can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95) Playland Parkway exit 19. Follow this directly into Playland.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:22:54 -0400
Hybrid Work Company, Daybase, to Open Westchester Location in July https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5526-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july5526-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5526-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july5526-hybrid-work-company-daybase-to-open-westchester-location-in-july

Daybase, the hybrid work company, today announced the opening of its first location in Westchester County: Daybase Westchester. This location will be the company’s second in its expansion across the country.

Daybase Westchester will be located at 326 Halstead Avenue in Harrison, New York. The company plans to officially open its doors on July 25 and has started accepting sign-ups for its “Founding Member Club” program.

“The future of work is here,” said Daybase CEO, Joel Steinhaus. “In the past, individuals and companies alike did not have a professional-grade, locally available, on-demand option between home and the office. We created Daybase to solve this challenge and bring a long overdue alternative to the neighborhood.”

Daybase, which was founded in 2020 in New York City, offers workers the benefits of the office experience but with first-of-its-kind convenience and flexibility. The company began the development of a national network of neighborhood coworking spots, opening its first location in Hoboken, N.J. in February.

Daybase Westchester comprises 4,981 square-feet of street-level retail space in a brand-new AvalonBay Communities development located directly adjacent to the Harrison Metro North train station.

Daybase Westchester will be open Monday through Friday and include access to on-site concierge services, unlimited office supplies, enterprise-grade WIFI and locally sourced coffee and tea.

Daybase is ideal for those looking to work closer to home, but not in their homes all the time. Monthly membership to the coworking space includes unlimited access to every Daylounge nationwide. Members and non-members alike have access to a variety of space types including individual workstations, private focus rooms, and larger meeting rooms designed for in-person collaboration and hybrid meetings, all bookable by the hour.

Now remote and hybrid workers who live nearby will be able to find the ideal space for focused work, hours-long blocks of video calls, or meetings with colleagues, all reserved easily through the Daybase mobile app. Whether needing a space for a handful of times each month, or on a consistent basis throughout the workweek, Daybase has flexible plans to support the perfect working schedule and give people more autonomy over their time.

Founding Membership offers a 50% discount for the first three months, starting at $25 per month, and provides unlimited Daylounge access and a range of credits for bookable spaces, as well as guest Daypasses.

Daybase was founded by former WeWork executives Joel Steinhaus and Doug Chambers. By partnering with AvalonBay Communities, Daybase is responding to the growing demand for flexible work space within multi-family, mixed-use, and retail developments across Westchester and the country.

A recent survey from “Pulse” and Stanford University found 78% of global workers want flexibility and 74% of U.S. companies are switching to hybrid work models.

 For more information, please visit http://www.daybase.co.

kerry@ducey.org (PR) Places Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:30:20 -0400
The Osborn in Rye Announces Academic Achievement Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5525-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards5525-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5525-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards5525-the-osborn-in-rye-announces-academic-achievement-awards

The Osborn senior living community’s Residents’ Association donated more than $50,000 in Academic Achievement Awards to employees’ children pursuing college degrees. The 44 scholarships of $1,200 each were recently presented at The Osborn’s monthly Residents’ Association meeting.

The Academic Achievement Awards program was initiated in 2002 by Dr. Edward Pasciuti, an educator and philanthropist who has been a resident of The Osborn’s Sterling Park Independent Living community for more than two decades. Through Dr. Pasciuti’s leadership and his committee’s efforts, The Osborn’s Residents’ Association has raised and distributed more than $500,000 in academic scholarships over the course of 20 years. The funds are donated by The Osborn’s Sterling Park residents and administered through The Osborn Foundation.

“My entire background is in education – nearly 40 years with the New Rochelle School District as an educator and counselor,” said Dr. Pasciuti. “I wanted to do something to carry on my life’s work in education and to help the children of Osborn employees – some of whom were the first in their families to attend college.”

Each year, the resident-led donation drive works to increase the number of students who are helped and the amount they receive. Current recipients of the award are eligible for all four years of their undergraduate education.

Osborn President and CEO Matthew G. Anderson commented, “Dr. Pasciuti’s energy and commitment to making a positive difference inspire all of us at The Osborn. The generosity that he and the other residents demonstrate through the Academic Achievement Awards means a great deal to our hardworking employees and their families.”

Dr. Pasciuti concluded, “These employees take care of us and this Academic Achievement program enables us to help them and their children. It’s a way of showing the next generation – our future leaders – that we appreciate them and want to help them further their education.”

kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Places Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:35:47 -0400