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Third Annual Zombie Night at the Bronxville Public Library Saturday, October 1 PDF Print Email

By Bronxville Public Library

Sep. 21, 2016:  The Bronxville Public Library will be hosting its third annual Zombie Night on Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 pm.

Do you think you can survive? The library will be closed, the lights will be off, and the zombie librarians will be out to get you.

Join in on the fun with a group of friends or join a group at the library for this live interactive zombie night and collect as many survival items you can.

The team that can dodge the zombies the best and collect the most survival items will win a prize! The event is for children in sixth grade and up.

For more information and to sign up, visit us online at

Pictured here:  Zombies in the Bronxville Public Library in 2014. 

Photo courtesy the Bronxville Public Library

Eliza Corwin Frost Center Welcomes Stephen Madey as Interim Director PDF Print Email

By Katie Gojkovich, Director of Development, Christ Church Bronxville

Aug. 24, 2016: The Eliza Corwin Frost Center (ECF) is thrilled to welcome Stephen Madey as its interim director.

Steve joins ECF with very broad experience in the education of children from early childhood to adolescence. He has been involved in the administration of programs, primarily for the special needs population, for the past twenty years, most recently as the interim assistant director at the Easter Seals Pre-School program in Valhalla, NY.

Steve's work with special needs children emphasizes the recognition of the individual learning styles of all children, something that he feels is vitally important to all children for their ultimate success.

He believes in the philosophy that every moment is a teaching moment and that the Reggio approach to educating the pre-school population does just that by encouraging the child to explore his or her environment and making learning fun. He is very excited to join the team at Eliza Corwin Frost and is looking forward to developing a foundation for the children from which to grow.

In addition to Steve's commitment to education, he loves baseball and organizes a men's league in Westchester and Rockland counties and established Miracle League of Westchester in 2006, a program that provides baseball and social events for special needs individuals.

Steve said, "I look forward to working with the staff as we continue the mission of this extraordinarily nurturing and caring institution. I can't wait to meet the children in September and work with them in the classroom, on the playground, and in enrichment activities!"

Eliza Corwin Frost has been providing children with confidence, curiosity, and passion for learning for children from age two through pre-kindergarten since 1973.

Please visit the Eliza Corwin Frost website for more information.

Pictured here:  New interim director, Stephen Madey.

Photo courtesy Katie Gojkovich, Director of Development, Christ Church Bronxville


Annual Harvest Moon Festival at Reformed Church Nursery School to Be Held Saturday, October 24 PDF Print Email

By Daisy Hogan Neumark, for the Reformed Church Nursery School

Oct. 7, 2015:  The Reformed Church Nursery School's annual Harvest Moon Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Families from the Bronxville community and beyond, in addition to families from the nursery school, are welcome to join a fun-filled day to celebrate the fall season.

This event includes both outdoor and indoor activities for nursery school-aged children, raffles, games, food, and a silent auction.

The Harvest Moon Festival is put on by the incredible efforts and talents of the RCNS parents.

All of the proceeds raised are used to support the nursery school.

Featured attractions include:

  • Petting zoo

  • Carousel

  • Police car/fire truck

  • Games and prizes

  • Glitter art

  • Photo booth

  • Halloween-themed art projects and activities

  • Food from Pete's Tavern and bake sale items

  • Adult and kids' raffles

  • Silent auction with items such as sporting events and Broadway tickets

The festival will be held in The Reformed Church of Bronxville's congregational hall (on Kraft and Midland) and the Reformed Church Nursery School at 6 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville.

Tickets are available for purchase at the entrance for $30 per child. Accompanying adults and children under 12 months are free.

For additional information, contact Daisy Hogan Neumark at  CLOAKING .

Pictured here:  Flyer for Harvest Moon Festival.

Photo courtesy Daisy Hogan Neumark

Junior League of Bronxville's Touch-A-Truck Event Saturday, September 26 PDF Print Email

By Myra Guevara, Vice President, Communications, Junior League of Bronxville

Sep. 16, 2015:  A helicopter and a fire truck are among the many vehicles children will be able to climb aboard at the Junior League of Bronxville's sixth annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser.

This year's event will return on Saturday, September 26, at the Immaculate Conception School field, 53 Winterhill Road and White Plains Road in Tuckahoe, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (rain or shine).

Families will enjoy a day of hands-on play while helping community members who struggle with hunger. Tickets are $8 in advance ($10 at the door) and may be purchased at Children under the age of one may attend for free. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods to benefit the Food Bank for Westchester.

Sheridan Denfeld, president of the Junior League of Bronxville, said, "We are proud to include this important element this year [Food Bank goods] and to also have the generous support of sponsors like Curto's Appliances, which shares in our vision of 'stamping out hunger' in Southern Westchester."

To this end, Curto's Appliances has initiated the Curto's Canned-Goods Challenge. For every canned item brought to Touch-A-Truck, Curto's Appliances will match $1.00, up to $500, to be donated to the Junior League of Bronxville in recognition of its voluntarism in the community.

In addition to the many trucks and vehicles kids can explore, there will be temporary tattoos courtesy of Macaroni Kid Bronxville-Eastchester-New Rochelle and face painting courtesy of Main Street Pediatric Dentistry, and Fabio's Hair Studio will return once again to add a little glitz to your "do" and make-up, too! K. Salkey Photography will be capturing all the fun of the day, and even more entertainment is currently being added to the lineup!

This year's exhibitors include a helicopter (Westchester County Police Aviation), fire truck (Eastchester Fire Department), ambulance (Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps), police car (Village of Bronxville Police Department), backhoe, front loader, and sweeper (Village of Tuckahoe Department of Public Works), and a tractor trailer (Roaming Railroad LLC). A trackless train also courtesy of Roaming Railroad will be at the event providing rides for $3 per person per ride with a portion of proceeds being given to the Junior League of Bronxville.

Happy Family, a mom-founded and operated premium organic food company, will be on hand with its own truck providing samples of its products to attendees. "We are thrilled to welcome Happy Family this year to our event and to be able to offer a healthy snack option for our younger attendees," said Michelle Schoulder, fundraising vice president and co-chair. Food for all ages will also be available for purchase from food truck vendors, including the Tiki Food Truck serving cheese steaks, tiki fries, chicken fingers, and more!  

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.

For more information on the JLB, please visit

Pictured here:  Westchester County police helicopter and officers at a previous Touch-A-Truck event. 

Photo by Amy Haggenmiller

Annual Harvest Moon Festival for Kids at Reformed Church Nursery School Saturday, October 25 PDF Print Email

Written by Staff

Oct. 22, 2014: The Reformed Church Nursery School's Annual Harvest Moon Festival will be held on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at 6 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville.

Families from both the Reformed Church Nursery School and the local community are invited to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities in celebration of the fall season.

Children can enjoy an on-site petting zoo, a kiddie carousel, a police car and a fire truck, and games and prizes, as well as glitter art and Halloween-themed art projects and activities.

There will be raffles for adults and kids and a silent auction, with items such as sporting events and Broadway tickets.

Pete's Tavern will be supplying food, and there will be bake sale items as well.

The Harvest Moon Festival is organized by the nursery school parents and the proceeds are used to support the nursery school.

Tickets may be purchased at the entrance for $30 per child (accompanying adults and children under 12 months are free). The event will take place rain or shine.

Pictured here: Harvest Moon Festival 2013.

Photo courtesy Natalie Schwartz

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