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Gramatan Village Members Enjoy Chef Nancy Contessa's Cooking Lecture and Tour Beautiful Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx PDF Print Email

By Kathryn S. Urbina, Member Services/ Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Gramatan Village 

May 27, 2015:  Gramatan Village sponsored two enjoyable events in celebration of the arrival of spring.  

On Tuesday, May 12, members attended a delightful cooking demonstration and sampling at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, which was co-sponsored by the Bronxville Senior Citizens and generously funded by a grant from The Junior League of Bronxville.  

Acclaimed local chef Nancy Contessa highlighted and prepared her tried-and-true recipes for healthy summer salads. The tasty menu included a chicken BLT salad, orzo salad with grilled shrimp, and steakhouse salad. Participants enjoyed the delicious salads while Nancy shared tips such as her best pick of fresh local produce and interesting olive oil and dressing choices.  

The second event took place on Wednesday, May 13, when members enjoyed a picture-perfect sunny- afternoon tour of the gardens at Wave Hill. Often called "one of the greatest living works of art," Wave Hill is a spectacular 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the majestic Hudson River and Palisades in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.  

The tour provided an overview of Wave Hill's carefully cultivated garden areas and extensive collection of rare and unusual shrubs, plants, and trees, along with a general history of the property.   

Following the tour, members dined on a scrumptious lunch with a wide selection of local and artisanal offerings at The Café in the historic Wave Hill House.  

Upcoming events sponsored by Gramatan Village include Sunday Afternoon at the Movies--The Third Man at the Bronxville Public Library (May 31), an open house at Gramatan Village to learn about the benefits of membership (June 3), shopping and lunch at Stew Leonard's (June 12), "Local Treasures" tour of the stained-glass windows of The Reformed Church (June 23), and the Frida Kahlo exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden (June 24).  

For more information, contact Gramatan Village at 914-337-1338 or  CLOAKING  or visit the website at 

Gramatan Village is an innovative membership organization that supports older adults who want to age in the home and neighborhood that they love. 

Pictured here:  Kathryn Urbina, Member Services/ Program & Volunteer Coordinator (L) and Mary Pat Kenlon, Gramatan Village member, at the gardens at Wave Hill.

Photo courtesy Kathryn S. Urbina, Member Services/ Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Gramatan Village



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Our members meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for bridge classes, exercise, Tai Chi, as well as weekly lectures on a wide variety of topics. Monthly trips and luncheons are available to our members for a small additional fee.

For more information, or to request a membership application, please contact Interim Director Karla Diserens at 914-793-2222 or at

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Eastchester Senior Services & Programs provides a broad range of community based support services designed to enable seniors to remain in the community, living independently for as long as possible. Programs are available to residents of the Town of Eastchester(including the Villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe) who are 60 and older, and include: transportation services, in-home assistance programs, care planning and Medicare counseling. There are three Senior Centers with a variety of activities and lunch available. Visit our website for a full listing of programs and services, calendars and menus, or call 771-3340 for more information.


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Gramatan Village engages community residents who want to remain in the home and neighborhood they love. We support aging-in-community with a network of volunteers, community partnerships and peer connections that enable members to stay independent, and fully engaged in the community. Gramatan Village is recognized as a leader in the National Village Movement. For more information: 914-337-1338 Email:



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