Scarsdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale Sat, 25 May 2019 03:14:51 -0400 HamletHub.com PCSB Bank Lead the Way for Heart Walk Fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/charities/3858-pcsb-bank-leads-the-way-for-heart-walk-fundraiser3858-pcsb-bank-leads-the-way-for-heart-walk-fundraiser https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/charities/3858-pcsb-bank-leads-the-way-for-heart-walk-fundraiser3858-pcsb-bank-leads-the-way-for-heart-walk-fundraiser

PCSB Bank employees once again recently showed their unwavering support during the 2019 Heart Walk—raising nearly $54,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA). During the past 16 years, PCSB Bank has raised an impressive grand total of more than $693,000 for the AHA’s battle against heart disease.

The PCSB Bank team had 432 employees, families and friends participating in this year’s walkathon. The event raised funds for the AHA’s critical research and awareness programs that help fight heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

“Our participation in this event each year provides an inspiring opportunity for PCSB Bank employees, along with friends and families, to rally around a cause that means a great deal to us—as so many in our community are impacted by heart disease,” said Joseph D. Roberto, chairman, president and CEO of PCSB Bank. “I am very proud of our bank’s outstanding team spirit and enthusiastic support for this crucial cause. We truly look forward to this event each year.”

The Heart Walk raises funds for the American Heart Association, which teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke.

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kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Charities Mon, 20 May 2019 13:06:43 -0400
Nancy's Book Group at at Mid Westchester JCC on May 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3856-nancy-s-book-group3856-nancy-s-book-group https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3856-nancy-s-book-group3856-nancy-s-book-group

Nancy’s Book Group, led by Nancy Zachary, will come together on Wednesday, May 22nd to discuss I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

The group will meet at Mid Westchester JCC on Wilmot Road. The discussion will begin at 1 PM. Register by calling the Reference Desk at 914-722-1302.

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warcher@wlsmail.org (Wendy Archer) Events Wed, 15 May 2019 08:07:28 -0400
Fun Weekend Events at Westchester's Parks! https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3857-fun-weekend-events-at-westchester-s-parks3857-fun-weekend-events-at-westchester-s-parks https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3857-fun-weekend-events-at-westchester-s-parks3857-fun-weekend-events-at-westchester-s-parks

 

Westchester County Parks May 17 – 19, 2019


FRIDAY, MAY 17

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5297
Riverlovers Pot Luck and Movie – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
“Earth’s Natural Wonders: Earth’s Living Wonders.” Learn why our planet is so unique: life itself! All are welcome. 


SATURDAY, MAY 18

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Blacksmith Workshop – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A full-day workshop with Master Blacksmith Bill Fitzgerald to make your own items in our blacksmith shop. Ages 18 and older.  Registration and fee required at (914) 864-7286.
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Story and Craft – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hear a story and make a craft to take home. Fee: $5 per person. 

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers – (914) 864-7268
Plant Sale and Garden Show – 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plant sale with a huge selection of annuals, plants, shrubs and trees. Garden show with crafts, homemade products, and garden items. Food truck available. 

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Police Appreciation Day – 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Police with I.D. ride free; families pay $20 for all-day rides. Info at playlandpark.org

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Routes 35 and 121 South, Cross River -- (914) 864-7322
Vernal Pool Exploration – 1 p.m.
Put on your waterproof boots and explore these important woodland pools with dip nets to discover the creatures within. Meet at the end of Michigan Road for a short hike to the pool. 

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Volunteer Work Project: Spreading Gravel on Hiking Trails, Part Two – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Great for service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. Hand tools will be provided.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains – (914) 428-1005
Pond Exploration – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Use dip nets to get up close and personal with the aquatic critters that inhabit the pond and learn all about them.


SATURDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 18 - 19

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Art Show: Works by the Westchester Watercolor Group  -- 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Works of art on view in the historic main house weekends through May. 

Playland Park, Playland Parkway, Rye – (914) 813-7010
Special $20 all day rides – 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Also, 5/25. Parking fees apply. 


SUNDAY, MAY 19 

Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye – (914) 835-4466
Spring Bird Migration: On the Move – 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
We're midway through migration season and the bird activity is hoppin.' Bring binoculars.
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Faery House Workshop – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Create homes in nature for these mythical wonders.

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers – (914) 864-7282
Farmers Market – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Local farmers offer a variety of produce and food goods every Sunday through October. 

Bronx River Parkway, White Plains to Yonkers – (914) 995-4050
Bicycle Sundays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Bike, jog, ride, walk or skate the parkway from the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13-mile round trip. 

Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Polish Heritage Celebration – 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Music and entertainment, crafts and food vendors. 

Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson – (914) 862-5927
Native Americans of the New York Area – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A discussion about the original New Yorkers, from twelve thousand years ago to the arrival of the Dutch in 1609, by author Scott Kostiw.

More info at parks.westchestergov.com.

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annaleder@yahoo.com (Nancy Barr) Events Tue, 14 May 2019 15:23:00 -0400
Cooking and Wellness Summer Retreat in Yorktown Heights on June 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3855-cooking-wellness-a-summer-retreat3855-cooking-wellness-a-summer-retreat https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3855-cooking-wellness-a-summer-retreat3855-cooking-wellness-a-summer-retreat

Cooking and Wellness Summer Retreat on June 22 from 10am to 3pm in Yorktown Heights

Open to people living with breast, ovarian & gynecological cancers.

The day will start with a nutrition workshop & some hands-on wholesome cooking. After enjoying a delicious meal with good company, learn about the use of acupressure as part of a self-care regimen.

COOKING SEGMENT: Learn useful, delicious ways to simplify cooking whole foods. Refine your culinary skills. Take healthy meal preparation to the next level. Topics will include: Food Facts, Myths, and Misconceptions: Navigating the Field of Culinary Nutrition • Empowerment through Preparedness: What Meal Planning Can Do for You • Food & Mindfulness.

PRESENTER: Emilie Berner, Chef & Coordinator of the Chef 
Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen at NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, 
Master’s degree from New York University. Trained at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health Supportive & Culinary Arts.

WELLNESS SEGMENT: “Acupressure During Cancer Treatment.” 

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call us: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Click here to learn more.

Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


 

Support Connection is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to provide emotional, social and educational support services to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The support provided enables women to help each other and empowers them to become their own health care advocates.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Support Connection) Events Mon, 13 May 2019 08:51:01 -0400
Wing the 'Dale Soars Into Scarsdale https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3853-wing-the-dale-soars-into-scarsdale3853-wing-the-dale-soars-into-scarsdale https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3853-wing-the-dale-soars-into-scarsdale3853-wing-the-dale-soars-into-scarsdale

Unveiling of Collaborative Public Art Project Scheduled for Thursday, May 23, Followed by Rock the ‘Dale in Chase Park

Please join the Scarsdale High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) in Scarsdale Village on Thursday, May 23 at 4:30 pm for the unveiling of their mural, Wing the ‘Dale. The project, spearheaded by The Acceleration Project (TAP), is intended to enrich the environment, ignite the imagination, encourage thought, and promote a healthy and vibrant village center.

The Scarsdale NAHS, composed of exceptionally talented Scarsdale High School students advised by art teacher Janna Johnsen, created the hand-painted mural on wood boards, which will be mounted on DeCicco Family Markets’ exterior brick wall on East Parkway. The wings depicted in the mural convey a message of hope to be enjoyed by all visitors to the village center. The artwork was inspired by the Global Angel Wings Project created by Colette Miller, which features numerous human-sized, interactive paintings of wings in cities worldwide that “remind humanity that we are the angels of this earth.”

Student artist and NAHS Chapter President Renee Dibbini said, “We’re grateful for the opportunity to create Wing the ‘Dale. We were excited from the day the project was introduced to us and can’t wait to see our hard work displayed.” She continued, “All the club members had loads of fun working on the project and are thankful to have the chance to beautify the village center in a such a unique way! We hope that NAHS will continue to contribute to the Scarsdale community and create art for everyone to enjoy.”

“This collaborative project will be a source of pride, not just for those involved in creating it, but for our entire village. It will enhance the experience of residents and visitors to our beautiful downtown area,“ said Amy Nadasdi, consultant at TAP. “We are grateful to DeCicco Family Markets, which graciously donated its wall space and labor, and provided funding for the mural installation. We’d also like to thank the Scarsdale Arts Advisory Council for their support and assistance with the project.”

 Join the Global Wing Phenomenon, Seen on Walls Throughout the World

After Scarsdale Village Mayor Marc Samwick unveils Wing the ‘Dale, members of the public will be invited to photograph themselves standing in front of the mural (as if wearing the wings) and share their images via social media (#wingthedale). Those who post their photos on Instagram are encouraged to tag themselves and as many friends as possible, so that all will be entered to win custom, limited-edition Wing the ‘Dale apparel.  

Immediately following the Wing the ‘Dale event, all are invited to remain downtown from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and enjoy Rock the ‘Dale, the Scarsdale Arts Advisory Council’s first live music event of 2019. The event will take place in Chase Park and feature music by IBEX band, whose members are Scarsdale residents. The Walter’s Hot Dogs food truck also will be onsite.


The Acceleration Project (TAP) is a unique consulting firm that provides strategic and tactical advice to small businesses, entrepreneurs, municipalities and nonprofits. A 501c3 organization, it serves entities that would otherwise be unable to access consulting services of this caliber. TAP’s innovative model leverages the untapped potential of professionals to accelerate local economic development, and provides a range of well-structured, accessible, results-oriented services to enable clients to grow and flourish.

To learn more, visit theaccelerationproject.org.

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laurabhalligan@gmail.com (Laura Halligan) Life Mon, 06 May 2019 10:41:00 -0400
Burke to Host Annual Heels & Wheels 5K this Saturday! https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3854-burke-to-host-annual-heels-wheels-5k3854-burke-to-host-annual-heels-wheels-5k https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3854-burke-to-host-annual-heels-wheels-5k3854-burke-to-host-annual-heels-wheels-5k

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Annual Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk will return to White Plains on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The event will take place, rain or shine, on Burke’s 61-acre campus (785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains).

Open to walkers, runners, hand cyclists and racing wheelchair athletes, this 5K is unique in that it is one of the only events that allows participants of all ability levels to compete together in a supportive environment.

“Heels & Wheels is so much more than just a run through Burke’s campus and the surrounding area,” says Carolyn King, MS, CEP, director of Burke’s Adult Fitness Center and community wellness. “This event exemplifies the hospital’s mission to help people reach their maximum level of independence by providing a venue that fosters friendly competition and healthy lifestyle habits.”

Registration will open on the day of the race at 8:45 a.m., followed by the kids’ fun run for children ages 4-12 at 9:30 a.m. The 5K race is slated to begin at 10 a.m. for adults and youth athletes. There will also be an activity table for kids with face painting, games and crafts.

There will be eight divisions for the 5K:

  •          1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Runner Male & Runner Female: 13-18, 19-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61+
  •          1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Racing Chair Male & Racing Chair Female
  •          1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Hand Cycle Male & Hand Cycle Female

Registration is $30 for adults and $25 for youth runners. Registration for the Fun Run is $10. Click here to register online or go to: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22319/heels-wheels-5k

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 out in areas such as registration, water station and traffic guides. Volunteers are also eligible to receive community service hours. For more information, call the Burke Heels & Wheels 5K Race hotline at 914-597-2578.

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kerry@ducey.org (Leslie Wells) Events Mon, 06 May 2019 08:51:26 -0400
Scarsdale Festival of Writing on May 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3852-scarsdale-festival-of-writing3852-scarsdale-festival-of-writing https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3852-scarsdale-festival-of-writing3852-scarsdale-festival-of-writing

Join us in celebration of your neighbors and friends on Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 PM, when participants in the Library's Writing Groups will read from their work.

Featured writers: Jean Huff, Lucy Iscaro, Margaret Kendall, Jennifer Manocherian, Nahal Motamed, Janice Peron, Karen Pickelle, Donna Seife, Linda Shapiro, Judy Abelove Shemtob, Khris Tahmin, Mary Wasacz, Lisa Ames, Ed Baran, Margo Baum, Gina Beaumont, Lynn Beville, Lauren Bousquet, Aliaa Dawoud, Lynne Dolle, Dick Fitzhugh, Ann Foley, Greg French, Jackie Friedman, Janet Garber

This event will take place at Bronx River Books, 37 Spencer Place, Scarsdale.

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warcher@wlsmail.org (Wendy Archer) Events Wed, 01 May 2019 14:07:10 -0400
June Events to Howl About at the Wolf Conservation Center https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3850-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center3850-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3850-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center3850-june-events-to-howl-about-at-the-wolf-conservation-center

June at the Wolf Conservation Center

Wolves of North America
Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids
Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Time: 5 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Early Morning Photo Session
Date: June 2, 2019
Time: 9 am
Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC's Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 2, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids
Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Time: 5 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America
Date: June 9, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Date: June 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: $15 - adults / $12 - children under 12

Join Chris Evers, Director & Founder of Animal Embassy on a journey around the world as we meet incredible live Animal Ambassadors! Turn fear into respect & appreciation by learning about animal behavior and appearance. We will discuss predators such as wolves and bears, and discover how pigs, snakes, spiders and scorpions help us all. We'll learn how some tortoises dig burrows that provide homes for hundreds of other species and we'll discover how a variety of animals keep us healthy by eating disease-carrying insects. We will also explore how animals dig trenches for their offspring and adopt orphaned babies. Animal Ambassadors will include a Kunekune Pig from New Zealand, an African Sulcata Tortoise, a Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, an Emperor Scorpion, a Boa Constrictor and a Spectacled Owl.

After the talk, guests will visit WCC Ambassador wolves, as well as potentially behold the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids
Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 15, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Time: 5 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America
Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk
Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the June full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center's 40+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature's summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Early Morning Photo Session
Date: June 22, 2019
Time: 9 am
Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC's Ambassador Wolves: Nikai, Alawa, and Zephyr!  Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC's critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.
Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Time: 5 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Coffee with Wolves
Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 8:30 am
Fee: $12 per person

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

Pack Chat for Kids
Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Evening Howl for Adults Only
Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Fee: $20 per person

Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 28, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Wolves of North America
Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids
Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves
Date: June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Time: 5 pm - 8:30 am
Fee: $299 per four-person tent

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Pack Chat for Kids
Date: June 30, 2019
Time: 11 am
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children.  Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year's pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America
Date: June 30, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Fee: $14 - adults / $11 - children under 12

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it's a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dianne Giovanni) Places Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:52:32 -0400
Carvel Celebrates 85 Years with 85 Cent Cones on May 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3851-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-23851-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3851-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-23851-carvel-celebrates-85-years-with-85-cent-cones-on-may-2

For Carvel's birthday, the gift is all yours. Come by your local participating Carvel any time on Thursday, May 2nd and get an 85¢ junior soft ice cream cone or cup. you can enjoy their classic vanilla, chocolate, or the brand new Cold Brew Coffee ice cream. Only one per person, but bring as many people as you want.

Carvel began selling ice cream out of his truck in 1929 in Hartsdale, New York. On Memorial Day weekend in 1934, his truck had a flat tire, so he pulled into a parking lot next to a pottery store and began selling his melting ice cream to vacationers who were driving by and he built his first permanent store at that location.

There are over 400 Carvel franchises and food service locations in 24 states, according to the company, but it says its key markets are in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York. Their headquarters are in Farmington, Ct.

To locate a Carvel ice cream store near you visit carvel.com

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kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Life Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:56:19 -0400
You've Got a Friend The Music of the Brill Building" Comes to WPPAC Friday June 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3839-you-ve-got-a-friend-the-music-of-the-brill-building-comes-to-wppac-friday-june-73839-you-ve-got-a-friend-the-music-of-the-brill-building-comes-to-wppac-friday-june-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3839-you-ve-got-a-friend-the-music-of-the-brill-building-comes-to-wppac-friday-june-73839-you-ve-got-a-friend-the-music-of-the-brill-building-comes-to-wppac-friday-june-7

White Plains Performing Arts Center Presents You’ve Got a Friend: The Music of the Brill Building starring Scott Coulter on Friday, June 7 at 8:00 PM

The White Plains Performing Arts Center presents You’ve Got a Friend: The Music of the Brill Building on Friday, June 7th at 8:00 pm. You’ve Got a Friend features the music of Carole King and Neil Sedaka that was composed, recorded and produced in NYC’s famed Brill Building in Times Square.

From the halls and offices of The Brill Building at 1619 Broadway, came the sound of America in the 50s and 60s, changing the sound of popular music and becoming some of the most iconic pop songs of all time. Songs born in the Brill Building are considered by many to be the greatest music ever written. The Brill Building was home to Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, among others.

Award winning vocalist Scott Coulter takes you on a journey into the music and the stories of the singers and the songs that defined a generation. Iconic songs to be featured include, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” “Natural Woman,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” and “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

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.

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kerry@ducey.org (WPPAC) Events Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:59:00 -0400
Happy Earth Day! https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3849-happy-earth-day3849-happy-earth-day https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3849-happy-earth-day3849-happy-earth-day

April 22 marks the celebration of Earth Day! It is a day where people around the world take a closer look at protecting our environment and appreciating the world we live in. 

Find out more about Earth Day through the Earth Day Network. Here is an excerpt from their site:

Earth Day Network works year-round on projects, programs, and campaigns that support environmental conservation, environmental protection, climate activism and advocacy, and advancing the green economy. Our education work focuses on efforts to green schools — from energy efficiency upgrades to improving school food — and supporting educators with resources to teach and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. Our conservation and greening efforts include planting trees to reforest environmentally critical areas of the globe and increase the urban tree canopy, and protecting clean air and water. Our advocacy efforts focus on engaging local leaders and global citizens of all ages and from all walks of life with campaigns: to end plastic pollution, to protect our species, to act on climate and advance clean energy, and more.

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In honor of this milestone, Earth Day Network is launching an ambitious set of goals to shape the future of 21st century environmentalism. Learn more here

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:52:29 -0400
Applications Sought For Ruth Taylor Scholarships for Westchester County graduate students https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3848-applications-sought-for-ruth-taylor-scholarships-for-westchester-county-graduate-students3848-applications-sought-for-ruth-taylor-scholarships-for-westchester-county-graduate-students https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3848-applications-sought-for-ruth-taylor-scholarships-for-westchester-county-graduate-students3848-applications-sought-for-ruth-taylor-scholarships-for-westchester-county-graduate-students

Awards will go to graduate students in social work or public health

Westchester County graduate students pursuing careers in social work or public health are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Award Fund.

The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. The annual awards are sponsored by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Westchester County Government and the Urban League of Westchester County.


Applicants must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in graduate studies in Social Work or Public Health on a full-time basis. The average awards have between $3,600 and $7,000, which can be used for tuition, maintenance, or both.

The submission deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019, by which time the application and all supporting documents must be received.

Financial need, public service and scholastic capacity are part of the evaluation criteria. Recipients must maintain the minimum cumulative university GPA for the duration of the award.  Awards are issued annually, and students are eligible to apply if they have not previously received the scholarship. A change in major or enrollment status (to part-time) will result in loss of the scholarship award.

Inquiries can be directed to: United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Doris Perez, Project Manager, via e-mail at dperez@uwwp.org or download application and cover letter at www.uwwp.org/ruth-taylor.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (United Way of Westchester and Putnam) Neighbors Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00:50 -0400
Fordham Mourns Sydney P. Monfries https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3847-fordham-mourns-sydney-p-monfries3847-fordham-mourns-sydney-p-monfries https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/neighbors/3847-fordham-mourns-sydney-p-monfries3847-fordham-mourns-sydney-p-monfries

Fordham University Rose Hill, Joseph M. McShane, S.J. has issued a heartfelt statement regarding today's tragic death of one of their students.

Dear Members of the Fordham Family,

It is with great sadness that I report that Sydney Monfries, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, died today after sustaining a fall inside the Keating Clock tower in the early hours of the morning. Our hearts go out to Sydney’s parents, and her family and friends—theirs is an unimaginable loss, and we share their grief.

There are no words sufficient to describe the loss of someone so young and full of promise—and mere weeks from graduation. Fordham will confer a bachelor’s degree upon Sydney posthumously, which we will present to her parents at the appropriate time.

We are holding a Mass for Sydney tonight at 7 p.m. in the University Church—to which all members of the University community were invited. We will, of course, share information on funeral arrangements as soon as we have them.

I know you join me in keeping Sydney, and her family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. I also urge you to be kind to one another, and to yourselves, in the days that follow. I have listed some resources for students below—please don’t hesitate to use them: no matter how you reach out, I promise you someone will be there to listen.

Finally, please know that you are always in my most heartfelt prayers every day.

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kerry@ducey.org ( Joseph M. McShane, S.J.) Neighbors Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:39:49 -0400
An Evening Concert in Scarsdale with Cristiana Pegoraro https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3845-an-evening-concert-with-cristiana-pegoraro3845-an-evening-concert-with-cristiana-pegoraro https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3845-an-evening-concert-with-cristiana-pegoraro3845-an-evening-concert-with-cristiana-pegoraro

Join internationally acclaimed Italian pianist, composer and writer Cristiana Pegoraro in a refreshing format that combines live piano performances and commentary. Listen to the timeless melodies of those pieces of classical music that were used in the soundtracks of famous movies such as Amadeus, Out of Africa, The Pianist, Immortal Beloved, and Schindler's List.

Allow your emotions to come alive with an illustrated and annotated concert that retraces the stories and characters of the movies and those of the greatest composers.

Register at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org.

 

 

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publicity@scarsdaleadultschool.org (Scarsdale Adult School) Events Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:20:18 -0400
Measles confirmed in eight Westchester County children https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3846-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children3846-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children https://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3846-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children3846-measles-confirmed-in-eight-unvaccinated-westchester-county-children

Measles has been confirmed in eight Westchester County children, six are siblings, and all are from Northern Westchester. None of the children attend public schools or childcare programs. The children range in age from six months to 14 years old.

The Westchester County Department of Health is working with the families and healthcare providers to identify locations where the children may have exposed others.  The children, who were not vaccinated, appear to have been exposed to Measles in Rockland County and Brooklyn where there have been ongoing outbreaks.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated can get the vaccine free through the

Westchester County Health Department.

Call 914-995-5800 for an appointment.

Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD urged parents of unvaccinated children to make it a priority for their children to receive the MMR vaccine, which covers measles, mumps and rubella.  

Amler said: “With the increasing number of measles cases in our surrounding area, I strongly urge all parents who have not vaccinated their children againstmeasles to reconsider. Measles is highly contagious, and nine out of 10 people who are not immune and are exposed to measles will become infected. People can spread measles before they even know they are sick. People without immunity can catch measles just by being in a room for up to two hours after a person with measles has left. Measles can be a serious infection which can result in pneumonia, swelling of the brain, hearing loss and death.”

Measles is a viral disease that starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles is highly contagious and is spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Measles infection can be serious and more severe in young infants, pregnant women and people with a weak immune system. People are at risk for getting sick up to 21 days after being exposed.

Individuals are considered protected or immune to measles if they were born before 1957, have received two doses of measles-containing vaccine or have had a lab test confirming immunity.

Anyone who believes they may have been exposed should contact their healthcare provider.

 

**VIEW FULL PRESS CONFERENCE HERE**

 

 

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (Westchester County Health Department.) Public safety Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:04:55 -0400