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Children at The Reformed Church Nursery School Celebrate the Spirit of the Season PDF Print Email


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By Tara R. Hansen, Parent, Reformed Church Nursery School


Dec. 13, 2017:   As a way of honoring the giving spirit, the children of the Reformed Church Nursery School ("RCNS") are participating in several services and donation drives that help educate them, even at a young age, about the importance of giving back to the community.  

During a special chapel service prior to Thanksgiving, each child brought non-perishable food to be distributed to Westhab, which is the leading not-for-profit provider of housing and social services for homeless and low-income families in Westchester County. The chapel service celebrated the importance of being thankful and concluded with the children placing the food in the donation baskets. Through the generous donations of the families, 100 baskets of food, each a complete Thanksgiving dinner, were donated to local families in need.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas break, RCNS organized other donation drives in which the nursery school children bring in gifts wrapped in white paper as well as pairs of mittens for less-fortunate children to receive for Christmas. The donation table and the mitten garland tree, located by the entrance of the school, are nice reminders to give back to those in need during the holiday season. The beautiful white gifts, distributed by the Mission Council of The Reformed Church, will go to various local organizations for children in need. The warm mittens will be donated to the Nodine Hill Project of Yonkers.

RCNS also gave 10 flocks of chicks for each family in the school to families who do not have enough to eat. These Christmas gifts were donated through Heifer International, whose mission is "to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth." These gifts allow the RCNS community to make a difference to communities with a "long history of poverty."

In the midst of all of the busy holiday shopping and social activities, even the youngest of school children are able to experience giving back and feeling good about doing something for someone else — knowledge they will hopefully take with them for years to come.     

Pictured here:  The mitten tree where pairs of mittens are hung for less-fortunate children.  

Photos courtesy Tara R. Hansen


 

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Babies & Young Children Directory

Birthday Parties

Disney Family

Amazingmoms.com is a internet resource "created by parents for parents." It provides practical solutions for busy families. The site includes great ideas for birthday parties.

http://family.disney.com/


Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester

Established in 1977, Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester offers a complete program of Performing Arts education for all ages. 28 teachers conduct over 60 classes per week including Ballet with piano accompaniment, Jazz, Ballroom, Tap, Irish Step, Lyrical Dance and Hip-Hop. New this spring is Creative Movement and Story Time Dance for 2 and 3 year old boys and girls. Fitness classes include Zumba, Pilates & personal training. Classes are available for students ages 2 to Adult in every skill level. Private Dance, Voice & Instrument Lessons at our studio or in your home are available by appointment. Seasonal and Summer Performing Arts Camps.

Themed Birthday Parties-Children and parents enjoy play dance and music with our staff-you have fun and we'll clean up.

Centre Stage is our on site Dance, Gymnastics, Ice Skating and Fitness Apparel and Accessories Boutique. Specialty Dance footwear, Unique Costumes, Gifts and Collectables.

Sheran Daniele, Founder & Artistic Director.
504 Fifth Avenue, Pelham
914 738 8300
www.ballet-arts.net
info@ballet-arts.net


Birthday in a Box

Birthday in a Box “packages and ships award-winning children’s party kits, placing an emphasis on high quality, imaginative favors and activities.” They offer more than 100 party themes, including parties appropriate for children ages 1 to 12.

www.birthdayinabox.com


Greenburgh Nature Center

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre wooded preserve in Scarsdale, New York. It has trails, pond, gardens and a live animal museum. They offer birthday party packages.

http://greenburghnaturecenter.org/

99 Dromore Road Scarsdale,
New York 10583

914-723-3470

Executive Director: William Lawyer
gncdirectr@aol.com


Groove

Groove is a “family-friendly music and arts studio offering eclectic, enriching programs and events for kids and their grown-ups.” They offer a variety of fun classes and also have a birthday party program.

http://www.findgroove.com/

157 Larchmont Avenue
Larchmont, New York 10538
914-834-3383

Birthday Party information
parties@findgroove.com

Director: Lesley Barovick
Lesley@findgroove.com


GymCats Gymnastics

Gymcats is an 8700 sq. foot fully equipped facility that has been serving Westchester for over 30 years. They offer beginner through advanced gymnastics instruction for girls & boys ages 18 months & up. They also offer birthday parties, private lessons and summer camp. Their friendly and energetic staff is always focused on SAFETY, FITNESS & FUN. "Our goal at GymCats Gymnastics is to build a physical and mental foundation for all sports and to promote athleticism and good health through participation in gymnastics."

GymCats Gymnastics
One Odell plaza, Yonkers, 10701
Exit 9 off the Saw mill River Pkwy.
914-965-7676
www.gymcats.net


 

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Hampton Balloon & Party Rental

Hampton Balloon & Party Rental is not just in the Hamptons anymore. We also serve Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

Our thirty-three year old business has grown to be the largest supplier of entertainment on the Eastern End of Long Island and is rapidly growing in Westchester and Fairfield County!

We provide balloons & decorating, mechanical rides and props, rental equipment, linens and more! We also do school and corporate events.

Contact Us today and let us help you make your event a big success!

info@thehamptonballoon.com
website

631-283-4646


 

 

 

KidsPartyWorld.com

www.KidsPartyWorld.com offers birthday party supplies and party decorations for kids parties. Great party favors, piñatas and accessories, too! Also view their 1st birthday party and baby shower supplies.

http://www.kidspartyworld.com/

 


Lawrence Farms Orchards

Lawrence Farms Orchards is a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm in Newburgh, New York. They offer “pick your own” fruits and vegetable and have a “Little Village” reminiscent of an old fashioned New England town. They have festive holiday events and offer birthday party packages.

http://www.lawrencefarmsorchards.com/
39 Colandrea Road
Newburgh, New York 12550

845-562-4268


Little Gym

The Little Gym offers movement, music, gymnastics and much more to help develop motor skills in young children. They have various locations, the closest of which is in Scarsdale. They also offer birthday party packages.

http://www.thelittlegym.com/ScarsdaleNY/Pages/default.aspx

777 White Plains Road,
Shoppes at Eastchester Scarsdale,
New York 10583

914-722-0072


Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (CT)

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For an "otterly cool" birthday, celebrate at The Maritime Aquarium in nearby Norwalk, CT. Party packages for children ages 4 to 12 include a private room you can decorate; your own tour of the Aquarium's exhibits, animals and touch tanks; a craft and a special tee-shirt for the birthday boy or girl so everyone will know he or she "seal-a-brated" at the Aquarium. Food available from our on-site caterer or bring your own. Traveling Birthday Parties: the Aquarium can come to you. Invite some crabs and critters to your home for a birthday party your guests won't soon forget! Children will have a great time, get to touch the animals and learn something too. Reservations required.

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
Website
Reservations: 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.

 


Musical Munchkins

Musical Munchkins helps children ages 6 months to four years learn "the fundamentals and joy of music." They have a number of locations, the closest of which is at the Asbury Church on Scarsdale Road. They offer a variety of fun classes and also have a birthday party program.

http://musicalmunchkins.com/

info@musicalmunchkins.com
914-771-7000

Bronxville/Crestwood Location:

Asbury Church
167 Scarsdale Road @ Bronx River Parkway
Director: Eileen Oddo

Office Address: 40 Archer Avenue, White Plains, NY

 


 

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things, begun in 1982, is “an environmental outreach program that presents quality live animal presentations to schools and centers throughout the greater Metropolitan areas in New York and Connecticut. They can also help you celebrate a child’s birthday “with animals from all over the globe.” You provide the location and they will bring the animals. The birthday parties are one hour and include 10 to 12 live animals, songs and games.

http://thenatureofthings.com/
7 Super Hill Road
North Salem, NY 10560

914-276-3454

Natureofthings@aol.com

 

Birthday Party Supplies

KidsPartyWorld.com

www.KidsPartyWorld.com offers birthday party supplies and party decorations for kids parties. Great party favors, piñatas and accessories, too! Also view their 1st birthday party and baby shower supplies.

http://www.kidspartyworld.com/

Libraries

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library offers story hours for young children and other special events. All of the Children ’s Room programs for young children require registration in person one week in advance.

website

201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

914-337-7680


Huguenot Childrens' Library

The Huguenot Childrens' Library is housed in a charming brick structure built in 1869 - - “the first brick house in New Rochelle.” The Library includes “books, computers and activities just for kids.” Outside the Library is a “new, state-of-the-art playground.” You can spend part of the morning enjoying the Library and the rest at the playground. If you’re lucky, the ice cream truck will arrive, providing an extra special treat for the kids.

794 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York

914-632-7878

website


Tuckahoe Public Library

The Tuckahoe Public Library makes for a fun outing for toddlers. The Children ’s section of the library includes a train set as well as computers and puzzles set out on low tables. There are many books that are displayed and easily accessible for reading to your toddler. The Library also offers special events and programs for children.

71 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-961-2121
914-231-3151


Website


White Plains Public Library

The White Plains Public Library has a great children ’s section called “The Trove.” It includes a special area for toddlers and young children with a play kitchen, interactive toys, computers and books. It also has an activity room where children can do crafts such as decorating paper animals. There is much to keep a young child occupied and stimulated. The Library also offers numerous programs for children of all ages.

100 Maritime Avenue
White Plains, New York 10601

914-422-1476

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Music and Movement

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Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester

Established in 1977, Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester offers a complete program of Performing Arts education for all ages. 28 teachers conduct over 60 classes per week including Ballet with piano accompaniment, Jazz, Ballroom, Tap, Irish Step, Lyrical Dance and Hip-Hop. New this spring is Creative Movement and Story Time Dance for 2 and 3 year old boys and girls. Fitness classes include Zumba, Pilates & personal training. Classes are available for students ages 2 to Adult in every skill level. Private Dance, Voice & Instrument Lessons at our studio or in your home are available by appointment. Seasonal and Summer Performing Arts Camps. Themed Birthday Parties-Children and parents enjoy play dance and music with our staff-you have fun and we'll clean up.

Centre Stage is our on site Dance, Gymnastics, Ice Skating and Fitness Apparel and Accessories Boutique. Specialty Dance footwear, Unique Costumes, Gifts and Collectables.

Sheran Daniele, Founder & Artistic Director.
504 Fifth Avenue, Pelham
914 738 8300
www.ballet-arts.net  
info@ballet-arts.net


Ballet des Enfants

Ballet des Enfants offers “fairytale ballet classes” that bring together dance and music “with enchanting children’s literature, exquisite costumes and props that will capture your child’s heart.” Larchmont@balletdesenfants.net

914-834-5443

1290 Boston Post Road Larchmont, New York
Website


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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Kathleen.Suss@concordia-ny.edu

www.concordiaconservatory.org


Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-961-3497
info@ginescanomusic.com
www.ginescanomusic.com


Groove

Groove is a “family-friendly music and arts studio offering eclectic, enriching programs and events for kids and their grown-ups.” They offer a variety of fun classes and also have a birthday party program.

Website
914-834-3383

157 Larchmont Avenue (closest class location)
Larchmont, New York 10538
grooveparties@att.net
Director: Lesley Barovick


Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is one of the largest community music schools in the country, serving more than 1,800 students. They offer after school and Saturday music programs and have a robust list of offerings. They also have programs aimed at young children from newborn to six years.

914-723-1159

25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Website
Director: Joan Behrens Bergman


Little Gym

The Little Gym offers movement, music, gymnastics and much more to help develop motor skills in young children. They have various locations, the closest of which is in Scarsdale. They also offer birthday party packages.

914-722-0072

777 White Plains Road
Shoppes at Eastchester
Scarsdale, New York 10583

website


Musical Munchkins of Westchester

Musical Munchkins helps children ages 6 months to four years learn “the fundamentals and joy of music.” They have a number of locations, the closest of which is at the Asbury Church on Scarsdale Road. They offer a variety of fun classes and also have a birthday party program.

http://musicalmunchkins.com/

info@musicalmunchkins.com
914-771-7000

Bronxville/Crestwood Location: 

Asbury Church
167 Scarsdale Road @ Bronx River Parkway
Director: Eileen Oddo

Office Address:  40 Archer Avenuel, White Plains, NY


Over the Moon Music and More

Over the Moon Music and More is part of Music Together. Their goal is to “build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement” and “help provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study and instrument should he or she choose to do so.” Their classes are for children from birth through kindergarten age; there are also a couple of Big Kids classes for 5, 6 and 7-year olds. They also have a program called Uke U which is a mommy-and-me ukelele class for children from 3 to 6 years of age.  They have a number of locations, the closest of which is at the Tuckahoe Public Library.

jackie@overthemoonmusicandmore.com

914-722-2025 (Jackie Freimor)

Tuckahoe Public Library (closest class location)
71 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
www.overthemoonmusicandmore.com
Contact: Jackie Freimor


Scarsdale Ballet Studio

The Scarsdale Ballet Studio “offers classical ballet training” to students of all levels ages three and up. Students who are enrolled in ballet classes may also study Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Lyrical Dance and Contemporary Ballet (a fusion of classical ballet, jazz and modern dance)

914-725-8754

696R White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583 (Near Lord and Taylor in the Vernon Hills Shopping Center)
Website
Artistic Director: Diana White


Shake, Rattle & Roll

Now Available at the Bronxville Women's Club! Super musical fun! Multicultural, high-energy music/dance classes for babies, toddlers and big kids (birth-6 yrs.) and their parent/caregiver. Lots of original, exciting, swinging music to sing, jump, twirl, bop and play to. We sing in many languages and use instruments from around the world to explore the rhythm and beat.
Free Trial Class through June 5 - Summer Session in Bronxville begins June 14 - Register Now!

Bronxville Women's Club
also Scarsdale, Pelham, New Rochelle & Larchmont Locations
(914) 813-0743
www.shakerattleandrollmusic.com


The Diller-Quaile School of Music

Founded in 1920, the mission of the Diller-Quaile School of music is ‘to teach music in a way that develops the innate musicality in each student and inspires participation for a lifetime.” The School has an Early Childhood Department that “introduces small groups of children - - ranging in age from infants through seven years - - to music-making and visual art.”

Email
212-369-1484

24 East 95th Street
New York, New York 10128
Website
Contact for Early Childhood Department: Dorothy Appleton


Outings

Bronx Zoo

Founded in 1988, the Bronx Zoo is part of the New York landscape. The Zoo features over 4,000 animals and includes a Congo Gorilla Forest, a Himalayan Highlands Habitat and an indoor Asian rain forest. It is always a fun place for an outing. The Zoo is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Parkway.

718-367-1010 – General Information
718-220-5100 – Zoo Switchboard
Website


Central Park Zoo

A visit to the Central Park Zoo can be part of a day “in the city” that can include a nice stroll through Central Park, a visit to the Zoo, lunch with some friends and play time in one of the Park’s wonderful playgrounds. The Zoo includes a rain forest, an Antarctic penguin habitat and the Tisch Children’s Zoo. It is easy to navigate and a lot of fun.

64th and 5th in Manhattan
Website
212-439-6500


Children’s Museum of Manhattan

“The mission of the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.” The Museum offers many exhibits for children and also offers Early Childhood Classes (14 months to 3 years) and Enrichment Classes (3 to 7 years). It is a great outing for you and your children.

The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, New York 10024
212-721-1234

http://www.cmom.org/


Greenburgh Nature Center

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre wooded preserve in Scarsdale, New York. It has trails, pond, gardens and a live animal museum. It tends to be best for older toddlers and young children.

Executive Director: William Lawyer
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Website
914-723-3470


Lawrence Farms Orchards

Lawrence Farms Orchards is a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm in Newburgh, New York. They offer “pick your own” fruits and vegetables and have a “Little Village reminiscent of an old fashioned New England town.” They also have festive holiday events. Take a look at the website or call before you go to see what they are picking and what special events are planned.

39 Colandrea Road
Newburgh, New York 12550
http://www.lawrencefarmsorchards.com/

845-562-4268


Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk (CT)

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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is great for children of all ages. You can see many marine animals from Long Island Sound and beyond including large sea turtles, sharks, jellyfish, seals and playful river otters. Seal show three times daily. Touch sharks, stingrays and intertidal animals at two touch tanks. Everything is at eye level for a child even if they are in a stroller. IMAX theater shows 40-minute nature films on a screen six-stories tall. Aquarium play space where kids burn off extra energy while big people rest. On-site cafeteria-style restaurant. If you want to make it a full day, after you finish at the Maritime Aquarium, take a short ride over to Stepping Stones Museum for Children (see separate listing for more information). There is also a very nice playground called Devon's Place right next to the Stepping Stones Museum.

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
Website
203-852-0700


New York Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Gardens is a nice place to go for a scenic stroll with a baby, particularly if there is a special exhibit in the Gardens. It is also a great place to bring school-age children, who can enjoy the “Adventure Garden” or one of the many special events for children. Finally, the Gardens’ puts on a special electric train exhibit during the Christmas holidays which is great fun for children and adults.

200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10468-5126
http://www.nybg.org/

718-817-8700


Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan is another fun place to take a baby for a stroll. You’ll enjoy seeing a new exhibit and your child will enjoy the stimulation of a new experience. Take the train to Grand Central and take a nice walk up to the Museum. Spend a couple hours taking in everything it has to offer. 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) New York, New York 10019-5497 www.Moma.org 212-708-9400


Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children features “interactive exhibits, educational programs and fun for the whole family.” They have a toddler-only gallery where your children can climb on soft blocks. They also have many hands-on exhibits that your child will enjoy, including one room filled with flowing water and colorful balls. This summer they had an outdoor bubbles exhibit where kids could enjoy blowing bubbles into the air. This is a “must do” outing.

Mathews Park
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut
Website
203-899-0606


Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a “non-profit farm, educational center and restaurant.” Its mission is to “demonstrate, teach and promote sustainable, community-based food production.” They offer educational programs for children K-12 and have a Harvest Festival in October (October 13, 2007) which is fun for the whole family. The restaurant is called Blue Hill at Stone Barns and offers guests “a taste of the farm.”

630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York 10591
Website
914-366-6200


Wave Hill

Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. It has a wonderful history. For example, Wave Hill House was originally a country home. It was rented by Theodore Roosevelt`s family in 1870 and 1871 and by Mark Twain from 1901 to 1903. It was deeded to NYC in 1960. It has beautiful gardens and many educational programs. It even offers family art projects. It is a lovely place for a stroll in the spring.

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (front gate)
675 West 252nd Street (mailing)
Bronx, NY 10471-2899
718.549.3200
Website


Bryant Park

If you’re planning a day trip to New York City, you might want to consider making a visit to Bryant Park. Located an easy walk from Grand Central, the Park offers a french-style Carousel and an outdoor reading room, which holds reading programs for kids and has kid-sized furniture. The Park also has a skating pond for some winter fun.

The Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
212-768-4242
Website

Playgrounds

Bronxville School Playground

The Bronxville School has an 8-acre area that includes playing fields, a track and a playground. The playground includes swings, slides, climbing rocks and other equipment. It is particularly well suited for school age children.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708


River Lake Park

River Lake Park is the 21-acre park that extends along the western edge of Bronxville, bordering the Bronx River. It includes a path for walking and biking. It is a nice place for a stroll with babies and young toddlers who will enjoy seeing the ducks and geese on the River and watching others biking and running.


Sagamore Park

Sagamore Park is a .63 acre playground located on the east side of Sagamore Road. The playground includes slides, swings, a sandbox, a basketball hoop and some open space to ride on the push toys that are left in the park for all to use. It is great for babies and young toddlers.


Main Street Park in Tuckahoe

This is a small "no frills" park on the end of Main Street in Tuckahoe that is closer to the Mobil Station. It has a small jungle gym with two slides and a swing set with two baby swings and one regular swing. The park is small and contained and appropriate for young toddlers.

Pediatricians

Children’s Medical Practice of Bronxville
1 Elm Street
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-337-7474


Scarsdale Pediatric Associates
2 Overhill Road Suite 220
Scarsdale, New York 10580
914-725-0800


Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
495 Central Avenue
Scarsdale, New York
914-725-7555

Tutoring
EJG Educational Consulting
Tutoring, Personalized Study Programs,
Test Preparation, Admissions Assistance
4 Pondview Lane
Bronxville Heights, New York

Elena Geba
914.793.9813
ejgedconsulting@aol.com

Swimming, Soccer, Gymnastics & Other Sports

Ballet

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Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester

Established in 1977, Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester offers a complete program of Performing Arts education for all ages.

504 Fifth Avenue, Pelham
914 738 8300

website


Ballet des Enfants

Ballet des Enfants offers “fairytale ballet classes” that bring together dance and music “with enchanting children’s literature, exquisite costumes and props that will capture your child’s heart.

1290 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, New York
914-834-5443
Website


Scarsdale Ballet Studio

The Scarsdale Ballet Studio “offers classical ballet training” to students of all levels ages three and up. Students who are enrolled in ballet classes may also study Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Lyrical Dance and Contemporary Ballet (a fusion of classical ballet, jazz and modern dance) 

696R White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914.725.8754
Website


Baseball & Softball

Tuckahoe Youth Association

The Tuckahoe Youth Association (“TYA”) is a chartered Babe Ruth baseball and softball program that goes from T-ball to the Majors. 

Website


Eastchester Little League

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Basketball

Eastchester Instructional Basketball League (EIBL)

The Eastchester Instructional Basketball League is an instructional league that “emphasizes learning and fun.” The league is for boys and girls in grades 4-8. Eastchester Recreation Department

40 Mill Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-771-3311
Website

Fitness, Pilates and Yoga

Bikram Yoga Larchmont

2444 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, New York 10538
914-833-9703
Website


Bikram Yoga at Yoga Spa

321 East Main Street
Elmsford, New York 10523
914-345-9642


Body Fit

info@scarsdalefitstudio.com
858 Scarsdale Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583
914-725-9400
Website


Center for Movement

846 Scarsdale Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10483
914-722-7646
Website


Changes Personal Training

Gerald DeCarlo
Tuckahoe, New York
914-337-4200


Curves

16 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-771-7680
Website


Dynamic Personal Training

Michael Paccetti and Joseph Netrda
7 Sunnyside Terrace
Eastchester, New York 10708
914-961-1500


Equinox Fitness

500 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York
914-472-9000
Website


Move Fitness

72 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-771-9771
Website


Phoenix Fitness Club

135 Marbledale Road
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-961-6900
Website


Yoga Haven

betsy@yogahaven.com
62 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-337-1437
Website



Football

Eastchester Blue Devils (Pop Warner) Football

The Eastchester Blue Devils Football is an organized youth football and cheerleader program for boys and girls ages 6 to 14.

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Golf

Cherry Lawn Driving Range

Cherry Lawn Driving range is a good place to practice your shots if you don’t have time for a full round.

869 Weaver Street
New Rochelle, New York 10804
914-636-9395


Lake Isle

Lake Isle is an Eastchester Town-owned facility that is open to all residents and a limited number of non residents. Town residents are defined as those people whose “permanent and primary domicile is located within Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe. “ Along with five swimming pools and eight Har-Tru tennis courts, they have a par 70, 18-hole championship golf course. Fees for non-residents are higher than for residents.

Website
660 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-961-3453


Saxon Woods Golf Course

The Saxon Woods golf course was designed by Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1931. Today, all 18 tees have been renovated, along with several greens. There is also a new restaurant and concession at the course. It is a public course

Website
314 Old Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
914-231-3461


Sprain Lake Golf Course

Sprain Lake Golf Course was also designed by Tom Winton. It is characterized by “small greens, rolling terrain and a number of highly challenging holes, with an abundance of water hazards and difficult shots.” All 18 tees have been renovated and expanded and the 10th and 13th greens have been upgraded. It is a public course.

Website
East Grassy Sprain Road
Yonkers, New York
914-231-3481


Siwanoy Country Club

Siwanoy is a private country club in Bronxville that offers swimming, tennis, paddle tennis, dining and golf.

Website
Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-3840

Gymnastics

Spotlight Gymnastics

Spotlight Gymnastics was founded in 1986 “to provide gymnastics training for children of all ages and abilities.

info@spotlightgym.com
901 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham Manor, New York 10803
914-738-7305
website

Horseback Riding

Twin Lake Farm

960B California Road
Eastchester, New York
914-961-2192

website

Ice Hockey & Ice Skating

Ice Hockey & Ice Skating

Westchester Skating Academy

The Westchester Skating Academy was built in 1996 and has become “the premiere skating facility in the Westchester County area.” It offers all levels of instruction and competition in skating and the sport of ice hockey including youth and adult leagues and instruction.

914-347-8232
website


 

 

Lacrosse

Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association

The Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association (BYLA) is a
parent-run Bronxville lacrosse league.

website

Martial Arts

KI Martial Arts 

(914) 961-1111
Sensei Vladimir Zolottev

website

Paddle Tennis

Paddle Tennis

The Village of Bronxville has four lighted Reilly paddle tennis courts which are available to residents and non-residents for a nominal permit fee for the season. Permits and all information pertaining to paddle can be found at www.bronxvillepaddle.com or by visiting Bronxville Village Hall.

 

Soccer

Eastchester Youth Soccer League

The Eastchester Youth Soccer League is a soccer program for “town residents in Kindergarten through 9th grade.” The league is held at various town and school fields in the fall and spring.

www.eysoccer.com


The Patriots “Football” Club

The Patriots “Football” Club was founded in 1996 by Don Cupertino. It was founded as a premier division of the Eastchester Youth Soccer Association but is now a standalone organization. The Club fields 13 teams with over 200 players from Westchester and surrounding counties. They are hosting tryouts for 2007-2008 on Saturday October 27 and November 3, 2007 at Tibbetts Brook Park Turf Field #3.

www.Patriotsfc.com


Westchester Youth Soccer League

The Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) was established in the 1970s. It is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Association, which is a member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. The WYSL sponsors Fall and Spring seasonal travel soccer for its member clubs, including a High School mini-season in the Fall, and a Select Program featuring summer tournament play.

Westchester Youth Soccer League
271 North Ave. Suite 206
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 235-5110 Fax: (914) 235-5323

www.wyslsoccer.org



Swimming

Swimming


Aqua Tots

Agua Tots believes that "learning to swim is a life skill that every child should know." It is their goal "for all children, as young as possible to be safe and competent in and around the water." They want to instill "a love to swimming to all of [their] students while teaching them to respect the water."

2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, New York 10577 
914-450-0526 
www.aquatots123.com  


Badger Swim Club:

Badger Swim Club is the only USA Swimming Level IV Club in Westchester County. There are only 33 such clubs in the country. The USA Swimming Club Recognition Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to excellence in operation, performance, and the support and development of USA Swimming.

Badger Swim Club

914-834-1084

www.badgerswimclub.com


Rye YMCA

The Rye YMCA is a "family-oriented community service organization, which welcomes all people and promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body." They offer Aquatics for all ages, including Adult Swim Instruction and a Masters Swimming Program.

Rye YMCA 
21 Locust Avenue 
Rye, New York 10580 
914-967-6363 
www.Ryeymca.org


Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College offers community swim and fitness classes for children and adults.  Available classes listed online at www.GoGryphons.com/rec .  Further questions 2-mail recreation@sarahlawrence.edu.


Westchester & Fairfield Swimming & Lifeguarding

Westchester & Fairfield Swimming & Lifeguarding is a proud provider of American Red Cross Programs including Swim Camp, Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED and WSI (Water Safety Instructor). Swim Camp focuses on individual swim development and water safety for all levels and ages. Campers are instructed in small groups of similar age, skill and experience. Our staff includes seasoned American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards selected not only for their expertise in teaching aquatic skills, but also their ability to provide exceptional role models for our campers. For the accomplished swimmer, WFSL makes a commitment to provide more than just job skills in the aquatics field, but to provide skills that could potentially save a life through Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED and WSI. With a commitment to "safety first, safety always!" WFSL trains students to be proficient in skill, prepared for emergency and professional in caliber."

Katherine Palladino
914-588-2971
kpalladino@westfairswim.com  
www.westfairswim.com


White Plains YWCA

The White Plains YWCA offers swim classes to children of all ages. This includes Wee Splash for 6 to 18 months, Wee Splash Too for 18+ months and Wee Fish for children ages 3 to 5. There are also more class options.

515 North Street 
White Plains, New York 
914-949-6227 
http://www.ywcawhiteplains.com/html/swim_classes.html


Competitive Swimming


Badger Swim Club

Badget Swim Club is the only USA Swimming Level IV Club in Westchester County. There are only 33 such clubs in the country. The USA Swimming Club Recognition Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to excellence in operation, performance, and the support and development of USA Swimming.

914-834-1084
www.badgerswimclub.com


The Gael Aquatic Club

The Gael Aquatic Club is “a competitive age group swim club located at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York” It was formed in 1984 and its swimmers have been “state finalists, Eastern United States Swimming Zone All Star selections, All County high school swimmers and many USS meet event winners.” They offer programs for children age 6 and up.

Director: Nick Cava taro
ncavataro@gaelac.com
Head Coach, Brian Hansbury
bhandbury@gaelac.com
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10801-1890
914-633-2323
www.gaelac.com


YWCA Middies Swimming

The YWCA Middles Swim Team is a “fully sanctioned YWCA and USA Swimming program. It involves a year round commitment on the part of the swimmer including participation in meets.” They offer four levels of professional instruction and training for swimmers six years and older. Over the past 21 years, they have had swimmers “qualify and swim in the Olympics, US Olympic Trials, the Olympic Festival, USA Nationals, US Open, National Junior Championships, Regionals and Zones and have attained many Top 8 finishes.” Additionally, “the Middies have won the YWCA National Championships for the past 20 consecutive years and now hold many individual and relay records.”

YWCA Middies
White Plains YWCA
515 North Street
White Plains, New York
914-422-1585
www.middiesswimming.org

 

 

Squash

The Bronxville Field Club

Established in 1926, the Bronxville Field Club is a private club with first class facilities for tennis, squash and paddle tennis and swimming. It offers a strong junior squash program.

The Bronxville Field Club
40 Locust Lane
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-664-3585


Squash at Chelsea Piers

Squash at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Connecticut features 11 international courts and 1 hardball doubles court, located within a beautiful and spacious private club setting. Chelsea Piers runs exceptional junior squash programs, clinics and and summer camp programs for beginner through and elite players. 2015 Summer Camp runs June 15 – August 28.

1 Blachley Road Stamford, CT 06902

203-989-1600

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Tuckahoe Squash

30 Elm Street
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
914-961-7529

https://www.tuckahoesquash.com/



Westchester Squash

Westchester Squash in Mamaroneck, which has four international courts, has squash programs for all playing levels from the recreational player to the nationally ranked junior. The club also hosts the Westchester Open and the Westchester Junior Open. It also offers a variety of membership options.

Westchester Squash
628 Fayette Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
914-698-0095
www.westchestersquash.com

 

 

Tennis

The Bronxville Field Club

Established in 1926, the Bronxville Field Club is a private club with first class facilities for tennis, squash and paddle tennis and swimming. It offers a strong junior squash program.

The Bronxville Field Club
40 Locust Lane
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-664-3585
www.Bronxvillefieldclub.com


 

Lake Isle

Lake Isle is an Eastchester Town-owned facility that is open to all residents and a limited number of non residents. Town residents are defined as those people whose “permanent and primary domicile is located within Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe. “ Along with five swimming pools and an 18-hole golf course, they have eight Har-Tru tennis courts. Fees for non-residents are higher than for residents.

660 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-961-3453
http://www.eastchester.org/departments/lakeisle


Siwanoy Country Club

Siwanoy is a private country club in Bronxville that offers swimming, tennis, paddle tennis, dining and golf.

Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-3840
www.Siwanoycc.com


Village Tennis Courts

Bronxville has public tennis courts located in the heart of town. They are available for play mid April through November. Anyone willing to pay the fee is eligible to play. They offer private and group lessons for adults and children and also have a women’s team that plays matches in the Westchester County Recreation League starting in the spring.

Court Reservations One Week in Advance
Dorothy Adolph: 914-779-4023 (call Tues & Fri 9:00 – 1:00pm)

Court Reservations Same Week
Tennis Center: 914-793-9629

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