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Junior League’s Touch-A-Truck Event Returns this Saturday, October 8, to Immaculate Conception Field PDF Print Email

By Deirdre Doheny, Communications VP, Junior League of Bronxville


Oct. 5, 2016: Children will be able to climb aboard everything from a fire truck to construction vehicles at the Junior League of Bronxville's Seventh Annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser. This year’s event will return to the Immaculate Conception Field, 53 Winter Hill Road in Tuckahoe, on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (rain or shine). 

Families will enjoy a day of hands-on play while helping community members who struggle with hunger.  Tickets are $8 per person in advance and $10 per person on the day of the event, with packages available for families of five or more. Children under the age of one attend for free. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.jlbronxville.org.

Guests are also asked to bring one item of canned goods to the event. "Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Touch-A-Truck canned food drive," stated Don Brown, ECAP's director. Mr. Brown shared that "ECAP provides vital services to those in need, including after-school programs, a food pantry, and gently used clothing and furniture, just to name a few.  In 2015 we served almost 9,000 individuals thanks to the support of the community and organizations like the Junior League of Bronxville." 

This year PERSICO, a "Harvester of Hope" sponsor of the Junior League of Bronxville, will return as the marquis exhibitor providing vehicles, attractions, and power for the event.

Additional exhibitors include a helicopter (Westchester County Police Aviation), a fire truck (Eastchester Fire Department), and an ambulance (Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps). The Roaming Railroad's "Trackless Train" will once again be at the event providing rides for $3 per person.

"The Junior League of Bronxville is thrilled to continue its tradition of hosting a family-friendly event that allows it to shine a light on our vision of Stamping Out Hunger in Southern Westchester," said Mitzi Ambrose-Washington, president. "We are truly appreciative of the support of the community, our sponsors, and our members, who make this day possible."

To see additional details, including the most recent list of exhibitors and vendors, please visit www.jlbronxville.org. All exhibitors and vendors are subject to change. 

Proceeds from this event will support JLB’s mission to fight hunger and promote proper nutrition within its service area of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers. 

The Junior League of Bronxville, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information on the JLB, please visit www.jlbronxville.org.

Pictured here:  A truck to be climbed at the Touch-a-Truck event.

Photo by Michelle Schoulder
 

 

Reformed Church Nursery School Annual Harvest Moon Festival a Big Success!

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By Eleyna Whittingham Nov. 6, 2019:  The Reformed Church Nursery School’s Annual Harvest Moon Festival was held on Saturday, October 26th, and was an incredible success.  There was a strong...

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Babies & Young Children Directory

Birthday Parties

 

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


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


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


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


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

 

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

website



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


 

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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 


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.

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

Sports & Fitness For Kids and Families

Click on the link below to go to the MyhometownBronxville Community Sports & Fitness page which includes information about all sports and fitness activities for adults and children.

Link to MHTB Community Sports & Fitness page

 

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