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Bronxville Students Create Bronxville Buildings Out of Legos: See Photos PDF Print Email


By Suzanne Davis, Member, Board of Directors, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy

Jan. 23, 2019:  Dozens of budding architects crowded into the Bronxville School gym on Sunday, January 13 for the second annual workshop, “Building Bronxville Brick By Brick.” Designed to spark interest in Bronxville’s rich architectural heritage, third through sixth graders and their families created models of village buildings out of LEGO blocks. The structures were then placed on a massive map of Bronxville on the gym floor, where they were admired and photographed.

CLICK HERE to see pictures from the event.

“Building with LEGOs really helped me connect with the village,” said Hailey Gonzalez, who attended the unique learning event with her son Julian.

“You have a goldmine of architectural treasures in Bronxville,” said architect Stephen Schwartz, the founder and creator of “Building Blocks Workshop.” Last year, Schwartz in partnership with the Bronxville Historical Conservancy (BHC) identified more than 50 significant local buildings for each team of builders to recreate. The program was so popular that the BHC decided to sponsor it again this year and will likely make it an annual event.

The Bronxville Women’s Club, 33 Avon Road and Village Hall were among the many buildings chosen for construction. Eight-year-old Tommy Hein said he picked the Bronxville Post Office because “it’s a commonplace in Pokemon Go.” Sixth-grader Thomas Henningson said he opted for the Reformed Church because he thought it would be “easy” to build.

Throughout the two-hour workshop, students and their parents scurried back and forth between work tables and large bins of multi-colored LEGOs. “I found myself getting into it as much as my kids. A little too much,” joked Jeannie Kedas, who built the Pump House with her sons, Dimitri and Niko.

BHC Board member Jim Hudson organized the program for the Conservancy after Lorraine Shanley brought it to the board’s attention. Hudson took most of the photographs that helped the students recreate the buildings. BHC Co-Founder Marilynn Hill and Board member Ellen de Saint Phalle recorded the architectural details for each structure. Board member Nancy Vittorini designed all of the promotional materials, and Village Historian Ray Geselbracht contributed information from the library’s history center. Other BHC LEGO committee members included Michelle McBride and Suzanne Davis.

Upon completion of the workshop, each participant received a printed guided walking tour of the village and encouraged to embark on a Bronxville architectural treasure hunt.

Photo above and photos in link by N. Bower

Editor's note
: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 
Concordia Conservatory to Present 'A Christmas Carol' on December 1 and 2 PDF Print Email


By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory

Nov. 28, 2018: Concordia Conservatory will present its 19th annual holiday community musical, A Christmas Carol,  a retelling of the Dickens tale, with script and libretto by John Higgins, at the Schoenfeld Campus Center on the campus of Concordia College on Saturday, December 1 (4:00 and 7:00 pm), and Sunday, December 2 (1:00 and 4:00 pm).

The cast hails from throughout Westchester County: Ciara Andrews, Nicholas Arakas, Natalie Beit, Amelia Bornmann, Charlie Burnett, Elizabeth Cioffi, Wylie Coleman, Colleen DeGennaro, Lily Delaney, Anthony Evangelista, Kailee Fino, Gabriel Garcia, Zack Garipoli, Joshua Gleason, Daisy Harblin, Paul Houdlik, Ingrid Kraweic, Abigail Luca, Carter Mack, Maya Madhavan, Maia McCrae-Willis, Caleigh McCrink, Alana McGinness, Kelly McWilliams, Lauren Mickley, Sarah Mickley, Katie Miller, Leila Moore, Sebastian Mord, Barbara Olivera, Xeni Sofia, Pavan Nardino, Sophia Petrillo, Rory Pingel, Alexis Pinto, Nora Podoll, Porter Rao, Leonardo Rodriguez, Jeffrey Rohr, Caroline Ryan, Laura Sanchez, Lyndsie Shultz, Hadley Schwall, Alexandra Seuffert, Lauren Seuffert, Katrina Seuffert, Max Shearon, Coco Smith, Luke Szezepanski, Lucy Vargas, Jeanna Velez, and Ben Wien.

The backstage crew: Catie Burnell (assistant to the director), Katie Suss (stage manager), John Langham, Luke Moncada, Aidan Olivari, Annie Petrillo, Danielle Restiano, and Michelle Restiano.

The production team: Greg Suss (stage director), Jon Klibonoff (music director), Ana Dimas (choreographer), and Eric Zoback (set design).

Since 1999, Concordia Conservatory has produced an annual holiday musical as a tuition-free community outreach program funded by private contributions from donors.

Tickets are available online at and by phone at 914-395-4507. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and children.

Photo courtesy Concordia Conservatory

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff

Eliza Corwin Frost Junior K Curriculum Includes Visits to Local Attractions PDF Print Email


By Staff

Nov. 21, 2018:  The Junior K class (five-year-olds) at the Eliza Corwin Frost Child Center has been visiting many local village entities. 

The class visited the village's Giving Garden and helped Farmer Dave harvest green beans and radishes. The class also visited the post office and Womrath Books.

"These visits give the children a sense of independence and also incorporate math, language arts, and social studies," said Krista Hershberg, the Junior K teacher who created the curriculum. "These visits constitute a large component of the Junior K curriculum this year."  

Photo courtesy Eliza Corwin Frost Child Center

Kids Climb Aboard Trucks at Junior League Annual Event PDF Print Email


By Kelani Cummings, Communications VP, Junior League of Bronxville

Nov. 7, 2018:  Children were able to climb aboard everything from a fire truck to construction vehicles at the Junior League of Bronxville’s Ninth Annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser. This year’s event returned to the Immaculate Conception Field in Tuckahoe on Saturday, October 13. Despite the rain, families enjoyed a day of hands-on play

Photo courtesy the Junior League of Bronxville

Editor's note
: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

Happy Halloween: See Photos PDF Print Email


By Staff     

Oct. 31, 2018:  Happy Halloween from Have a safe and fun evening of trick-or-treating.

Click here to see some great photos of Halloween from around the village.

Photo above by A. Warner; photos in link by A. Warner and S. Secondo

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