Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:22:02 -0400 HamletHub.com 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
White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5524-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza5524-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5524-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza5524-white-plains-hospital-screenings-under-the-stars-returns-to-kensico-dam-plaza

Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative present the White Plains Hospital Screenings Under the Stars, which kicks off with the musical comedy, Sing 2 (2021-PG) on Friday, July 15, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 

County Executive George Latimer said, “Outdoor movies bring back fond childhood memories. I hope Westchester County residents will start some treasured family traditions and take advantage of this wonderful program, which is possible thanks to our sponsors! 
Parks Commissioner, Kathleen O’Connor said, “Summertime is synonymous with outdoor movies, and Kensico’s great lawn is the perfect spot to enjoy a free movie with family and friends on a warm summer night.”
The 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 other movies in the series are:
  • Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021-PG) on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021-PG 13) on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Glen Island Park , New Rochelle
  • 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 with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Palisades Mazda, The Premier Collection, Look Dine-In Cinemas, Valley Bank, Hamlethub, Robison, LLP, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.
Click here for details.
Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions.
kerry@ducey.org (Westchester.Gov) Events Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:14:00 -0400
MasterChef Junior Season Eight Winner and Scarsdale Resident Liya Joins All-new Cast for 2022 MasterChef Junior, Tour Stops in Stamford on October 11! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5523-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour5523-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5523-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour5523-masterchef-junior-season-eight-winner-and-scarsdale-resident-liya-finalist-grayson-and-fan-favorites-a-dan-and-molly-announced-as-the-all-new-cast-for-the-2022-masterchef-junior-live-tour

TCG Entertainment, the leader in live entertainment properties and touring productions, in association with Endemol Shine North America, producers of the FOX series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, have announced the all-new cast for the 2022 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! Tour.

The 25+ city tour makes a stop in Stamford on October 11, 2022 at The Palace Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at www.palacestamford.org.

Season Eight Winner, Liya (of Scarsdale, NY), along with finalist Grayson and fan-favorites A’Dan and Molly will all hit the road with returning Host Mac Dassatti to serve up a perfectly balanced good time for fans of all ages.


Name: Liya
Age: 13
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022?

I am so happy to be on the stage cooking again, and finally getting a chance to meet all our fans.

Name: Grayson

Age:  14

Hometown: Austin, TX

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022: 
Reuniting with my MasterChef Junior castmates and cooking up great new dishes together! I'm also excited to travel and meet other kids who love to cook as much as I do.

Name: Molly

Age: 13 (Will be 14 in August)

Hometown: Springfield, MO

What are you looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE TOUR 2022?

Traveling to places I haven't been before, to cook in front of a live audience, to reunite with my friends, and to enjoy the experience.

Name: A’Dan

Age: 13

Hometown: Lilburn, GA

What you are looking forward to on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! 2022?

I'm looking forward to cooking on stage with my friends, meeting kids in the different states, sharing my culinary skills and experience, and giving fans a good time and great show.

Whether you’re a foodie or just a fan, the 2022 MasterChef Junior Live! tour will feature more mouth-watering cooking demonstrations and challenges to tickle your taste buds and funny bone. A limited number of VIP Packages will be available in all markets and will include signed merchandise and more. Exclusive MasterChef Junior Live! merchandise will also be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets and exclusive merchandise, visit www.MasterChefLiveTour.com.

Catch up on episodes of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX NOW, Hulu and Tubi.

About The Palace Theatre

The 1,630-seat Palace Theatre is dedicated to performing arts of all genres – music, dance, theatre and comedy. In addition to hosting world-renowned performers in each of those fields, the Palace partners with arts organizations like the Stamford Symphony and Connecticut Ballet for their performances. The Theatre’s three floors encompass a deeper-than-typical Broadway-size stage, a café, a Learning Center, a theatre-long art gallery and a magnificent glass-walled promenade. The Palace is dedicated to providing exciting entertainment that enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. For the latest news and updates, follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.


About TCG Entertainment

TCG Entertainment is a leading producer of creative content for live entertainment properties and touring productions. Owning multiple intellectual properties, and partnering with top IP holders and studios, TCG has generated decades worth of live family entertainment. With a laundry list of productions enjoyed by millions of audience members around the globe, TCG is the leading authority in providing brands a visionary, one-stop source for live touring and experiences. Visit, TCGEnt.com for more information.

About Endemol Shine North America

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. 

A division of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor, subsidiary production companies in the U.S. include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, 51 Minds Entertainment, Bunim/Murray Productions, and Stephen David Entertainment. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all original Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil, Mexico City-based Endemol Shine Boomdog and Banijay Mexico and U.S. Hispanic.

Endemol Shine North America is behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “MasterChef” (FOX), “MasterChef Junior” (FOX), “Wipeout” (TBS), “LEGO Masters” (FOX), "The Courtship" (USA/Peacock), "Foodtastic" (Disney+), "Married to Real Estate" (HGTV), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo), “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” (Bravo), "Below Deck Down Under" (Peacock), “Swamp People” (History), “The Challenge” (MTV, Paramount+, CBS) and the upcoming launches of "The Surreal Life" (VH1), "The Real Housewives of Dubai" (Bravo) and “Ripley” (Showtime).


MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, based on the hit FOX television show MASTERCHEF, blends exciting moments and inspirational stories with talented young contestants. Young home cooks face fun and technical challenges proving that when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter!

Produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Elisabeth Murdoch, Natalka Znak, Danny Schrader, Gordon Ramsay, Pat Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre serve as executive producers.

kerry@ducey.org (Michelle Lauricella) Neighbors Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:06:51 -0400
Westchester resident Paul Asaro represents Team USA in Special Olympics, takes home Gold https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5522-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold5522-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5522-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold5522-westchester-resident-paul-asaro-represents-team-usa-in-special-olympics-takes-home-gold

Over 5,000 athletes and coaches arrived in Orlando, Florida on June 5 to compete in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Among them was star athlete Paul Asaro, of Eastchester, who has been a Special Olympics New York athlete since 1994 and a coach since 2008.

According to Asaro’s coach, Courtney Sim, the longtime athlete won two medals for his performance including the gold medal for the first-ever open swim competition and a silver medal in the Triathlon. 

“I’m beyond proud to have been part of his journey. He is an incredible athlete to coach!” said Coach Sim.

The open swim competition was on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Luckys Lake in Central Florida. This was the first-ever Open Swim for the U.S. Special Olympics. “He edged out the competition for a gold medal with a time of 36:06!” explains Coach Sim.

Three’s a charm for this incredible athlete! Asaro’s triathlon performance was stellar. In the 440-yard swim, 10.8 Mille bike ride and 5k run, Asaro took home the Silver.

“The Triathlon was held in Clermont, Florida where Paul received the silver medal with a time of 1:33:35!” Coach Sim says.

Thank you for making New York and Eastchester proud, Paul! #ShineON!

Special Olympics USA featured musical guest Sara Bareilles, Presenting Partner Jersey Mike's Subs, Host Partner Walt Disney World and Global Broadcast Partner ESPN.

Learn more about this incredible athlete HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:20:52 -0400
Bowl for Kids' Sake Benefits BBBS of Westchester County https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5519-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county5519-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5519-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county5519-bowl-for-kids-sake-benefits-bbbs-of-westchester-county

After a two-year hiatus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. invites the community to its annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, on Tuesday, June 7th from 6 - 8 pm at Bowlero Lanes in White Plains.


“We haven’t been able to hit the lanes with this fun event since 2019 due to COVID, but we’re thrilled to bring it back in 2022,” said Valerie Brown, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.  “It’s a great way for our community to support us and learn more about the life-changing mentoring work we do, while rolling strikes and competing for prizes.”

The last Bowl for Kids’ Sake in 2019 saw a turnout of 175 people and raised $35k.  This year Big Brothers Big Sisters is raising the bar with a goal of $40k.  Participants can sign up individually or create a team of 4 to 6 people.  Teams are asked to raise at least $500, or $100 per person.  It’s as simple as rallying friends, neighbors and co-workers to join in the fun.  Participants should register on the event webpage.

“Once your team is established the excitement builds from there.  We encourage all participants to generate momentum for this event by spreading the word on social media and across their communities,” adds Brown. “Ultimately, this event makes a huge impact in so many young lives. Every dollar raised helps us create and support more one-to-one mentoring matches that turn at-risk kids into confident, productive adults.”

To register for the event as an individual, team, or corporate sponsor, or to simply donate, please visit:  https://bit.ly/bowlforkids2022.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. is a youth mentoring organization that serves children who face adversity in New York’s Westchester and Putnam counties to help keep them in school, away from violence and substance abuse, while assisting them to achieve their full potential in life. This mission is achieved through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships under a Big/Little model which matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with children ages 7 to 17 (Littles).  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring program in the United States with 238 agencies in over 5,000 communities. More than 275,000 mentors volunteer their time as Bigs and over 135,000 new mentoring matches were formed last year alone. Visit www.bigswestchester.org for more information on becoming a Big, to donate and for a calendar of upcoming events.

PHOTO:  Game on!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County Inc. will host its Bowl for Kids’ Sake annual fundraising event on Tuesday, June 7th from 6-8pm at Bowlero Lanes in White Plains. The winners of the 2019 event were Big Alex and Little Carlos. The non-profit organization hopes to raise $40k to benefit its renowned mentorship program.

Photo Courtesy of: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County Inc

kathy@alliancesbyalisa.com (Alisa Gaudiosi) Charities Tue, 31 May 2022 08:44:04 -0400
June 2: Next Town Hall on Westchester County Airport Masterplan https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5520-june-2-next-town-hall-on-westchester-county-airport-masterplan5520-june-2-next-town-hall-on-westchester-county-airport-masterplan https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5520-june-2-next-town-hall-on-westchester-county-airport-masterplan5520-june-2-next-town-hall-on-westchester-county-airport-masterplan

Join the County-Wide Discussion on the Westchester County Airport Master Plan

Westchester County Executive George Latimer is inviting the public to the June 2 town hall on Westchester County Airport’s Masterplan.  June 2 will be the second town hall of the reintroduced community engagement program, On the Horizon. The goal, to hear from the public on the future of Westchester County Airport.

The On the Horizon Town Halls on Westchester County Airport are as follows:

Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.

Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase St, Purchase, NY 10577

Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m.

Mercy College

555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

June 2 Agenda


Informational Session and Written Comments Taken



Public Comment Session

 Latimer said: “Westchester County Airport is just one project that unfortunately came to a screeching halt with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but my administration is committed to completing a thorough evaluation of airport operations and its impacts, and a robust community engagement program. Whether you use the Airport to fly with your family to Florida, to pick up your parents who are visiting for the winter, or you use the Airport for business travel, we need to hear from you. Our goal is to engage everyone the Airport touches – our homeowners, business community, environmental groups, community organizations and more – a balance I am confident we can achieve. We look forward to having the public be an integral part of this process moving forward, and together, we will ensure the Airport evolves as a valuable, transportation resource.”

The Master Plan Supplement Community Engagement Program, called On the Horizon, includes a series of public events such as town halls. The Master Plan Supplement will focus on analysis of the Airport with respect to the physical condition of the Airport property, buildings and infrastructure, additional analysis of noise and environmental impacts and the local and regional economic impact of the airport. This analysis will be used to develop a vision for the Airport in the future.

Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons said: “The Airport plays a significant role in the economic development of the County. This Master Plan Supplement and the feedback from the business community will be vital in shaping a vibrant economic landscape in Westchester County in the years to come.”

Director of Energy Conservation and Sustainability Peter McCartt said: “Westchester County understands the importance of protecting the environmental resources surrounding the Airport. We look forward to developing a deeper understanding on how to continue balancing Airport operations and environmental concerns in the future through the Master Plan Supplement and Community Engagement Program.”

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Events Tue, 31 May 2022 04:06:54 -0400
Emmy-nominated producer and Greenwich resident Nancy Armstrong creates documentary film on ADHD, The Disruptors https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5518-emmy-nominated-producer-and-greenwich-resident-nancy-armstrong-creates-documentary-film-on-adhd-the-disruptors5518-emmy-nominated-producer-and-greenwich-resident-nancy-armstrong-creates-documentary-film-on-adhd-the-disruptors https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5518-emmy-nominated-producer-and-greenwich-resident-nancy-armstrong-creates-documentary-film-on-adhd-the-disruptors5518-emmy-nominated-producer-and-greenwich-resident-nancy-armstrong-creates-documentary-film-on-adhd-the-disruptors

THE DISRUPTORS – the first definitive, comprehensive documentary film on ADHD, one of the most commonly diagnosed, and widely misunderstood neurological conditions in the world today – debuts today on Apple TV/iTunes, Vudu TVOD, Amazon and Google Play. 

Over seven million US children, and over 23 million adults are diagnosed with ADHD. THE DISRUPTORS provides an inside look at five families currently living with this condition. The award-winning documentary film also hears from the nation’s top experts on ADHD, and spotlights a small army of high-profile, game-changing personalities about their ADHD, as they testify to the challenges as well as the “super skills” they have leveraged to achieve great success. 

THE DISRUPTORS features award-winning American rapper & producer will.i.am; American media personality Paris Hilton, Hall of Fame astronaut Scott Kelly, comedian, actor & television host Howie Mandel, JetBlue founder David Neeleman, three-time Olympian Michelle Carter, fashion designer & businessman Steve Madden, personal trainer & television personality Jillian Michaels, former professional football player Terry Bradshaw, former chairman & CEO of AOL Tim Armstrong, Nantucket Nectars and The Nantucket Project founder Tom Scott, Entrepreneur and Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter and more.

Created and produced by Emmy-nominated producer, Nancy Armstrong, acclaimed producer Kristin Lazure, and award-winning director Stephanie Soechtig, in collaboration with Happy Warrior Media and Atlas Films, the film takes an immersive look inside our country’s approach to ADHD, debunking the most harmful myths and reframing our perspective on this diagnosis. Viewers are intimately transported into the five families’ households where they navigate the challenges -- and the surprising triumphs -- of living with ADHD.

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed-and widely misunderstood-neurological conditions in the world today, affecting nearly 10% of kids and a rising number of adults. But what if having an ADHD brain is actually an asset? A growing number of innovators, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Olympic athletes, and award-winning artists have recently disclosed that their ADHD, managed effectively, has played a vital role in their success. 

After meeting board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, and nationally recognized expert on ADHD,  Ned Hallowell, M.D., film producer Nancy Armstrong was inspired by his “strengths-based” approach to  ADHD and knew that the medium of film was the best way to finally upend the stigma associated with this diagnosis. 

Learn more about The Distruptors.


kerry@ducey.org (pr) Neighbors Thu, 26 May 2022 11:38:06 -0400
The Osborn Senior Living Community in Rye Commemorates Arbor Day with Tree Planting Event https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5516-the-osborn-senior-living-community-in-rye-commemorates-arbor-day-with-tree-planting-event-16523035815516-the-osborn-senior-living-community-in-rye-commemorates-arbor-day-with-tree-planting-event-1652303581 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5516-the-osborn-senior-living-community-in-rye-commemorates-arbor-day-with-tree-planting-event-16523035815516-the-osborn-senior-living-community-in-rye-commemorates-arbor-day-with-tree-planting-event-1652303581

Arbor Day is celebrated in the spring – a time for rebirth and renewal. In commemoration, The Osborn community in Rye held a tree planting ceremony on April 28, adding an elegant, eight-foot weeping cherry tree (Prunus pendula). This is the 1,008th tree on The Osborn’s nationally recognized 56-acre arboretum campus. Each tree is meticulously mapped and catalogued to keep track of the variety of species.

Residents and staff were welcomed by Osborn President and CEO Matthew G. Anderson, who outlined the evolution of the Osborn campus over the past 100 years, referencing its historical and natural beauty. “The Osborn campus is enriched by the many types of mature trees we have, and adding new trees is a way of ensuring this cycle continues for years to come,” he said.

As many know, trees have a finite lifecycle. Since The Osborn is more than 110 years old, it is important to have an established replacement plan so that the landscape continues to thrive through these cycles.  “We are committed to our arboretum and will continue to plant and replant specimen trees,” Mr. Anderson added.

On hand for the tree planting event were members of The Osborn’s The Grow Getter Gardeners – a resident-led garden club that plants and tends various garden beds around campus. George Berlstein, an Osborn Sterling Park Independent Living resident who has helped catalogue the many tree varieties on the Osborn campus, helped with the planting. According to Mr. Berlstein, “The Osborn continues to manage and care for all of its trees, and has identified areas for additional planting. This responsible approach benefits those who live and work on our beautiful campus, as well as our neighbors and the greater Rye community.”

The Osborn has a rich history when it comes to tree plantings. When the community opened in 1908, one of the founders, John Sterling, made sure the trees on the campus would be impressive and that one variety of each species would be planted. That tradition continues today. In 2019, The Osborn campus was designated a Level 1 Arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum recognition program in cooperation with America Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Neighbors Wed, 11 May 2022 13:13:01 -0400
Westchester High School Student Creates a Dance Costume Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5517-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive5517-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5517-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive5517-westchester-high-school-student-creates-a-dance-costume-drive

“Give your dance costume a second life for a dancer who will shine in it just as you did”

Isabel Lavery, a junior at Croton-Harmon High School has created a dance costume drive she calls “Star2Star” to collect new and gently used dance costumes to help dedicated dance students in need look great and feel more confident when they perform.

Isabel has enlisted the support of Repertoire Dance Shop at 65 Garth Road in Scarsdale and Ms. Dancewear & Footwear Boutique at 1870 East Main Street in Mohegan Lake as collection points where parents and dancers can drop off costumes that they want to donate.  

Isabel is looking to collect lightly used dance costumes for all genders from child to adult sizes and she is also collecting leotards that are in good shape.

As Isabel says, “So many dancers and families have old costumes that are barely wore, sitting in their closets for years. By donating these costumes, you are giving them a second life, and helping others in the dance community!”

Isabel has partnered with ArtsWestschester, Westchester’s leading non-profit organization to support the Arts in the area, to help coordinate the distribution of the donated dance costumes to dance schools located in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.

As the pandemic disrupted life and made finances challenging for so many families, and with inflation on the rise, increasing the cost of costumes and dance gear, Isabel’s goal is to help students perform without worrying about typical costs, landing them a dance costume before they take the stage. Isabel says, “I remember how excited and confident I felt trying on costumes for my first performance. With Star 2 Star, I hope to help others and give back to dance which has been such a big part of my life.”

Isabel has also set up an email address where she can be contacted to answer any questions that parents or dancers might have. She can be contacted at star2star.dcd@gmail.com. If dance schools or dance companies have large donations, they are encouraged to contact the shop first, or reach out to Isabel directly via her email address.

Isabel’s dance costume drive is running now through Wednesday, May 25th, so that costumes can be distributed before year-end recitals in late Spring.

As Isabel says, “I have danced since I was 4 at schools in Westchester and in the city and have seen how costumes can make the production. I decided to start this project because I have many costumes hanging in my closet that I will never fit into again that have accumulated since my first performance, when I was dressed up as a sequined puppy! Donating these costumes gives them a second life and helps others who will use them. I hope that the future stars who get these costumes love them as much as the stars who donated them!”

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Wed, 04 May 2022 13:44:26 -0400
Rye Brook F. I. T. (Fitness Initiative Together) Inaugural walk is this Saturday, April 30! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5515-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-inaugural-walk-is-this-saturday-april-305515-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-inaugural-walk-is-this-saturday-april-30 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5515-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-inaugural-walk-is-this-saturday-april-305515-rye-brook-f-i-t-fitness-initiative-together-inaugural-walk-is-this-saturday-april-30

Rye Brook F. I. T. (Fitness Initiative Together) 5K Walk on Friday!

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.  

"We envision this program as an ongoing opportunity for Rye Brook's Recreation Council to help promote healthier habits for all our residents," explains Susan Epstein, Rye Brook Trustee.

The program will kick off with a 5K walk on April 30th at 9AM. This is not a race, but a walk with a designated path on the streets near the school.  (Country Ridge Section)  

Epstein says, "Our wonderful sponsors enabled us to provide reflective sashes gratis (Or wrist/armbands) to those who sign up via community pass and pre-register. The sashes are easy to wear and will make the residents more visible and thus SAFER while recreating outside!"
*See image #2 for sponsors.
Sign up via community pass OR call recreation department: 914-939-3235


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:24:23 -0400
SIDE SHOW returns to New York for Limited Engagement playing White Plains Performing Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5514-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center5514-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5514-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center5514-side-show-returns-to-new-york-for-limited-engagement-playing-white-plains-performing-arts-center

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce its upcoming Mainstage production of SIDE SHOW, playing April 22 – May 8.

From the composer of Dreamgirls comes a remarkable, true story of famed entertainers and twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous during the 1930’s. SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women whose bond brings them the spectacle of fame, but denies them true love and acceptance.

As the starring act of a downtrodden touring sideshow on the Orpheum Circuit; they are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune and potential romance proffered by talent scouts Terry and Buddy who ultimately launch The Hilton Sisters into Hollywood stardom. Nominated for 4 TONY Awards (including Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical); SIDE SHOW is a stunning reminder of the importance to accept and celebrate what makes us unique; a story that will undoubtedly touch your heart. 

The cast of SIDE SHOW is led by Jack Brewer (Cinderella: MUNY) as Buddy, Andrew Foote (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Mis Tours) as the Boss, Bronson Norris Murphy (Broadway:The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies Tour) as Terry, Rebecca Kuznick (Sistas) as Violet, Emily Kristen Morris (Something Rotten Tour) as Daisy and Miguel Ángel Vásquez (Ragtime, Showboat)  in the role of Jake.

Rounding out the cast is Matthew Blum, Brianna Brice, Logan Graye, Matt Henningsen, Keith Mankowski, Jenna Leigh Miller, Taylor Okey, David Neil Ossman, Alexander Rothfield, Emily Royer, Rebecca Skowron and Rosie Staudt.

“We are so excited to get to bring the original 1997 version of this show to our stage this season. says Stephen Ferri Executive Producer of WPPAC. “The show has been a personal favorite of mine for years and we look forward to giving the Side Show fans another chance to see this rarely done show while exposing a new generation of audiences to this beautiful show.”

“25 years later, SIDE SHOW resonates today more than ever. The show is a call for authentic universal empathy in order to advance our understanding of the human experience. We will only make meaningful change and progress once we remediate marginalization in all its forms in our society. In order to do that, SIDE SHOW asks us to find and see the other in each other.” Says Director Frank Portanova.

SIDE SHOW is Directed by Frank Portanova with Music Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Antoinette DiPietropolo. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Daisy Long, Sound Design by Jon Weston, Stage Managed by Suzi Bonnot. Music by Henry Krieger, Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell.

SIDE SHOW will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, April 22 8pm; Saturday, April 23 8pm; Sunday, April 24 2pm; Thursday, April 28 2pm; Friday, April 29 8pm; Saturday, April 30 8pm; Sunday, May 1 2pm; Thursday, May 5 2pm; Friday, May 6 8pm; Saturday, May 7 8pm; and Sunday, May 8 2pm.

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

kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:47:51 -0400
Westchester County's Household Recycling Day Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5513-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow5513-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5513-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow5513-westchester-county-s-household-recycling-day-tomorrow

DEF will be hosting it's first Household Recycling Day (HRD) on April 23rd, 9 am to 3 pm, at FDR State Park! After a successful event in 2021, DEF will be returning to FDR State Park and accepting old medications, chemicals, electronics and other materials from County Residents. Last year, DEF hosted 4 HRD events across the County and welcomed over 2500 residents. We hope to see you at our first event on April 23rd and future events! Future events will be listed on the Westchester County events calendar.

If you cannot make an HRD event, you can visit DEF's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. The permanent facility accepts the same items as the HRDs and is open year-round. Household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling are accepted from Westchester County residents on an appointment-only basis

At HRDs, service works on a first-come-first-served basis, and in extreme weather when working conditions are deemed unsafe, events may be cancelled or terminated early. The Mobile Shredder is available at all HRDs, but be advised that on occasion the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity for paper shredding before closing time. Although infrequent, residents should be aware of this and open minded of the possibility of an early closure. On the day of an event, residents can call the County's Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure.

Follow these simple rules:

  • Remember to close all bags and bottles tightly.

  • All chemicals must be in original or labeled containers.

  • Place all chemicals in a sturdy box and in the trunk of your car.

    There is no fee, but pre-registration is required for 100 pounds or more of solid material or 25 gallons or more of liquid. To pre-register, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

The following items are collected at the events:

Properly labeled household chemicals, including-

  • Most automotive fluids – antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline

  • Common household cleaners

  • Flammable liquids – kerosene, butane, charcoal fluid, turpentine

  • Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes, and wood preservatives

  • Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, photographic and swimming pool chemicals

  • Fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Propane tanks (1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 pound tanks)

  • Batteries – only auto, rechargeable and button cell types

  • Household appliances with Freon – air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifier

  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats

  • E-waste – items related to communications, including TVs, computers, monitors and related accessories, printers, fax machines, cell phones, radios, stereos, and speakers

  • Car tires (maximum 10)

  • Expired or unused pharmaceuticals – both prescription and over the counter

  • Confidential documents

The items below are not accepted. For disposal information, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.

  • Paint - Latex – harden paint and put it out with the household trash in solid form. Air dry and use kitty litter or waste paint hardener. Exception: Rye Brook, White Plains and Yorktown residents must dispose of empty or hardened paint cans on bulk pick-up days.

  • Non-rechargeable batteries – discard with household trash

  • Motor oil – take to service station or motor oil retail outlet

  • Compressed gas cylinders – helium and oxygen tanks

  • Smoke and fire detectors – discard with household trash

  • Explosives – flares, fireworks, ammunition

  • Medical waste – hypodermic needles

  • Construction and demolition debris – materials from home improvement and construction projects (e.g. drywall, wood, pipes, fixtures)

  • Materials from commercial and institutional users

kerry@ducey.org (DEF) Events Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:27:00 -0400
Heels & Wheels 5K Returns to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital on May 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5511-heels-wheels-5k-returns-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-on-may-15511-heels-wheels-5k-returns-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-on-may-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5511-heels-wheels-5k-returns-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-on-may-15511-heels-wheels-5k-returns-to-burke-rehabilitation-hospital-on-may-1

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has announced the return of the Heels and Wheels 5K Race & Fun Run to its White Plains campus on Sunday, May 1. The event takes place rain or shine and is open to walkers, runners, hand cyclists, and wheelchair athletes of all ability levels.

Heels and Wheels begins and ends on Burke’s beautiful 61-acre campus (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) and features a 5K race for adults and a fun run for children ages 4-9 as well as inclusive activities for wheelchair athletes.

Burke’s Director of Development Elizabeth Walsh is excited to see the iconic event return to campus after a three-year hiatus. “We are grateful to resume this signature event and welcome the public to our campus,” she said. “At Burke, we encourage people of all abilities to reach their potential and live full and meaningful lives. Heels and Wheels provides an opportunity to meet new people and see Burke’s mission in action while enjoying the beauty of the campus in the spring.”

Registration for the 5K is $25 for adults, $10 for youth runners under 14, and free for children 4 and under. These discounted rates are available to those who register prior to April 28. Online registration can be completed at: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/56823/heels-and-wheels. Registration packets can be picked up beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. The 5K starts at 9:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the run commencing at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available at the finish line.

Heels & Wheels is open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on the athletes. Volunteers are also needed to help in areas such as registration and water stations and to act as traffic guides. Please visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/56823/heels-and-wheels/volunteer.

The event will feature the Jenny Lewis Memorial Award. This award is given in honor of Jenny Lewis, Burke’s former Chief Development Officer, who passed away in 2015. It will be bestowed upon the volunteer who best exemplifies Jenny’s generous and giving spirit.

Proceeds from Heels and Wheels benefit Burke Rehabilitation’s Adaptive Sports and Fitness programs. For more information, please visit www.burke.org or call (914) 597-2847.

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers community-based therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex. For additional information, please visit burke.org.

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Events Fri, 08 Apr 2022 14:15:49 -0400
United Way of Westchester and Putnam awards $1.5 million in grants and other community impact https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5512-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact5512-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/charities/5512-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact5512-united-way-of-westchester-and-putnam-awards-1-5-million-in-grants-and-other-community-impact

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced the awarding of $1.5 million in funding from Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to Westchester County nonprofits.
“Housing and food insecurity still plague many residents in Westchester County,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United Way is honored to administer $1.5 million in Emergency Food and Shelter funding to help our nonprofit partners address the basic human needs of hundreds of thousands of families in our community.”
This program, which is administered locally by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, provides federal funding to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless.
The organizations awarded funds include:
kerry@ducey.org (United Way of of Westchester and Putnam) Charities Wed, 06 Apr 2022 12:05:06 -0400