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Horse Trailer, Fire Truck, and EMS Vehicle Among Trucks at Junior League Touch-A-Truck Event Coming Up in September PDF Print Email


By Jennifer Carella, Executive Vice President, Junior League of Bronxville

Sep. 18, 2019:  Children will be able to climb aboard everything from a fire truck to construction vehicles at the Junior League of Bronxville’s Tenth Annual Touch-A-Truck™ fundraiser. This year’s event will return to the Immaculate Conception Field at 53 Winter Hill Road in Tuckahoe on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (rain or shine).

Tickets are $10/person in advance or $12/person the day of, with packages available for families of 5 or more. Children under the age of one attend for free. Advance tickets may be purchased at

Exhibitors this year include the ever-popular Twin Lakes Farm's Horse Trailer with a special guest inside, an Emergency Response vehicle (Westchester County Police Aviation), Fire Truck (Eastchester Fire Department), and Ambulance (Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps), along with many other favorites including construction vehicles courtesy of Westchester Hills Contracting.

Beyond the vehicles, there are other activities scheduled so that attendees can truly make a day of it. Fabio's Hair Studio will help the kids look their best before they head over to take some selfies at the photo booth display put together by Nature's Cradle Nursery & Landscape Design.  People's United Bank will have free popcorn on hand that will go great as guests watch a performance by McGeough Irish Dance Academy at 10:00 am. There will even be a reading and signing at noon by author and League member Angelina Vivolo-Lewis of her recently-published children's book, "Our Restaurant Downstairs."

After all the activity, families can picnic while enjoying lunch from one of the many food trucks present that day. Guests are also asked to bring a canned good item to the event and help fill the smart car courtesy of HomeSquare that will collect and deliver the items to Community Services Associates, Inc. (CSA) in Mount Vernon, will be the recipient of the 2019 Touch-A-Truck™ canned food drive.

“The Junior League of Bronxville is thrilled to continue this tradition that gives us an opportunity to offer a family-friendly event and allows us to share our vision of igniting and inspiring change in the community,” said Deirdre Doheny, 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 All exhibitors and vendors are subject to change. Proceeds from this event will support the JLB and our work in the community.

Photo courtesy 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 do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

Reformed Church Nursery School 'RCNS in Bloom' Event a Big Success PDF Print Email

By Eleyna Whittingham, Member, Parents Board, Reformed Church Nursery School 

Jun. 3, 2019:  On May 11, the Reformed Church Nursery School held its annual spring fundraiser, RCNS in Bloom. The event was enjoyed by parents and teachers and was held at the Bronxville Field Club. It began with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a live auction, dinner, and a silent auction. Included in the auction items were beautiful pieces of artwork by the children. 

Cynthia Klein, auctioneer for the live auction.

Two hundred members of the school community gathered to celebrate, and the event netted over $80,000 thanks to the generosity and commitment of the school’s parents. This money will be used to fund a new 3s playground, professional development opportunities, and a dynamic reading and writing curriculum from Columbia’s Teachers College.

(L to R) Kate Carey, Carrie Rush, and Sarah Darwin.

Additionally, these funds will help bring to life the next phase of RCNS. In the 2020-2021 academic year, RCNS is launching a kindergarten, a first grade, and an all-day programs for the 3s, pre-K, and junior-K. More information is to come about this exciting development and applications will be available in the fall of 2019.

The RCNS Parents Board is especially grateful to our community sponsors, The Bronxville Field Club, Ivonne Droese-Solomon of Kensington Paper, Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop, Posh Beauty Boutique, Continental 109, Bronxville Nails, and Lyndal Vermette of Ink Pop Originals. In addition, photos of the event were taken by Emily Tull Pollakowski. All of their creativity and commitment ensured a flawless event for the RCNS community

Click here to see photos from the event.

Pictured at topJulia Hull, fundraising chair, and Maureen Stapleton, fundraising co-chair.

Photos by Emily Tull Pollakowski

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.


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

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