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all-in-one annual resource guide 38 Bithday Party Directory

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42 Camp Directory 46 Classes Directory 48 Education Directory 50 Food & Health Directory

Planning a Perfect Party

A timeline checklist, from six months out to the day of the party, for planning your child’s next bash

Do You Know Where These Papers Are? You’ll be better prepared in an emergency if your important papers are organized.

52 Sports Directory 54 Special Needs Directory

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56 Family Activities Directory 58 Services Directory

July Family Activities Calendar

Find something to do with your kids every day, including July 4 celebrations, festivals, and movies

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6 Editor’s Note 8 New Places, New Programs 12 Car Seat Checkup 14 Babysitter 411 16 Planning a Perfect Party 18 Countdown to Camp 20 Life Skills to Teach Your Child 22 The New Back-to-School Rules 24 College Prep Pointers 60 Party Central 62 Professional Services 64 Open Houses 64 Meet the Health Care Professional 66 Party Planner and Family Resource Guide 66 Advertisers’ Index

31 Family Activities Calendar

10 Baby Proofing Basics 26 Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have 28 Do You Know Where These Papers Are?

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JULY 2018 • Vol.17 • No.11

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EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Deborah Skolnik MANAGING EDITOR: Katelin Walling ENGAGEMENT EDITOR: Samantha Neudorf ASSISTANT EDITOR: Melissa Wickes

A Go-To Guide for Get-It-Done Parents

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hen I was a teenager, I kept a button pinned to the corkboard above my desk: “IF I DON’T DO IT, IT DOESN’T GET DONE,” it read, above a picture of a weary-looking dog. Little did I know then that this is a more appropriate motto for parents than for children. After all, we moms and dads are our kids’ go-to people: They depend on us for everything from scheduling pediatrician appointments and finding the right reading tutor to nurturing their budding interests. Each day, we make myriad decisions about our children’s education, care, activities, and more. But who is in your corner when it comes to tackling this demanding agenda? The answer, I’m happy to say, is at your fingertips—literally. Our All-in-One Annual Resource Guide is designed with your complex life in mind. Leaf through and you’ll find easy-to-browse directories of Westchester County businesses, professionals, and more, all ready, eager, and highly qualified to assist you with your major parenting decisions. Whether you’re trying to throw a great birthday party or figure out the best school for your child, your search can be swift and easy. (Ditto for finding drama classes, kids’ health care, and much more!) That’s right: No running from place to place, no frantically polling every other parent at the park and on social media—we’ve got an all-star lineup of resources right on these pages. With so much information from cover to cover, I’m confident you’ll want to keep this handy guidebook within reach all year long. While you’re organizing your kids’ lives, how about taking a few steps to make your own life a little easier, too? As you already know, a bit of planning can go a long way. That’s why we’ve included a special section of 10 useful checklists at the front of this guidebook. Prepared with the help of top experts, they’ll walk you through some of parenthood’s trickiest passages at every stage: baby proofing (p. 10), installing car seats (p. 12), leaving the kids with a sitter (p. 14), planning a perfect party (p. 16), getting kids ready for camp (p. 18), preparing for back-to-school season (p. 22), teaching kids basic life skills (p. 20), and helping teens get set for college (p. 24). We also address around-the-house concerns such as gathering emergency supplies (p. 26) and identifying and storing important family papers (p. 28). Add it all up, and what this guidebook equals is preparedness and peace of mind— something every parent I know could certainly use. Because, after all, it’s not just about getting things done; it’s about getting them done right. Wishing you the safest and happiest of summers!

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Who: Ridge Hill What’s New: The community garden at Ridge Hill, which opened April 26. The garden, located at the center’s South Lawn, grows herbs, vegetables, and other plants. On Thursdays and Sundays, kids of all ages can participate in hands-on workshops and activities. Additionally, the South Lawn at Ridge Hill will now serve as the location for this summer’s Movie Monday series. This year, the series will run for a total of five weeks, two weeks longer than last year, July 9-Aug. 6. Families can now gather comfortably on the South Lawn and enjoy a special viewing of a kid-friendly film on a large outdoor screen every Monday. Want More Info: 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers; 914-207-2900; ridgehill.com

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Baby Proofing Basics Simple steps to make sure your home is as safe as possible for your little one

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Courtney Ilarraza, co-founder of Baby Bodyguards, a full-service baby and child safety company based in NYC, shares what you need to do before bringing home your bundle of joy. Remember: You don’t have to go crazy and baby proof the whole house; just focus on the rooms where your child will be. Additionally, purchase babyproofing items that are Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association-certified and don’t use hand-me-down products (you’ll want to register all baby-proofing items with the manufacturer to receive any recall notices). ❑ Secure furniture to the walls.

❑ Replace traditional outlet plates with sliding outlet plates. When

You might think heavy dressers can’t be tipped over, but once the drawers are pulled out, the weight is redistributed. When a toddler or child climbs into the drawers, the piece can topple.

an appliance is unplugged, the outlet cover automatically slides into place. It’s aesthetically pleasing, and the child can’t remove it.

❑ Put padding on sharp corners.

A lot of parents have the misconception that every edge should be padded, but it’s just the sharp corners that need it, as they could cause a laceration if a toddler were to fall on a corner.

❑ Anchor the TV, either to the wall or the media stand.

❑ Put coat hooks on the wall near the entryway, if you don’t have a coat closet. This keeps

coats and bags out of baby’s reach, preventing him from finding choking hazards or medications.

❑ Screw latches into drawers and cupboards that contain dangerous items, such as cleaning products and sharp objects. And leave one cupboard, like where you store Tupperware, accessible to your child to explore.

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❑ Run cables and cords through a cable management box.

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❑ Set the hot water heater to 120 degrees or lower, if you have access, preventing your toddler from being badly burned if she can reach the hot-water faucet.

❑ Take an infant-child CPR and safety class with your partner.

❑ Put a child-proof knob cover on the bathroom door handle and any other off-limits rooms to prevent the toddler from entering unattended.

❑ Wrap shade blind cords around a blind cleat, if your shades have cords. ❑ Install hardware-mounted gates at the tops and bottoms of stairs; children can potentially fall through pressure-mounted gates.

❑ Stop using tablecloths when your toddler starts pulling himself up on things. If something is sitting on the table-clothed table and the child pulls himself up on the cloth, that item could fall on the child.

❑ Rearrange bookshelves, putting

heaver items on bottom shelves and lighter items on higher shelves.

❑ Install window guards if your win-

dows can open more than 4 inches.

❑ Make sure bannister and balcony slats are no more than 4 inches apart. If they are, add slats in the spaces or install a guard on the inside of the slats, especially if the slats are horizontal, creating a ladder.

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Car Seat Checkup The proper car seat installation can save your child’s life.

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Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they constantly change and differ from state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Safe Kids Worldwide Westchester, and Greg Durocher, child passenger safety technician instructor at Safe Ride 4 Kids, wherever you will remember to reference it for properly installing and using your child’s car seat. ❑ Read the owner’s manual. This

should be the first thing you do after purchasing the car seat. If you have questions the manual doesn’t answer, check the FAQ section on the manufacturer’s website.

❑ Check the expiration date,

especially if the car seat is a handme-down. The manufacturer lists this date, typically 6 years from when it was made, on the car seat.

❑ Check for recalls on the

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, nhsta.gov.

❑ Find the best location. The safest

spot is in the middle rear seat, which protects the child from impact on any point on the car. If you have two car seats, put the youngest child closest to the driver.

❑ Determine the direction your child should face. Safe Kids

Worldwide recommends children stay rear facing as long as is comfortable. A rear-facing car seat protects the child in the case of a front-facing crash, and prevents whiplash in the case of a rear-end accident.

where the strap goes through on the back of the car seat should be at or below the child’s shoulders. This prevents the child from sliding up the back of the car seat in the event of a forward crash. In a forward-facing, five-point harness car seat, the strap should go through a hole that is at or above the child’s shoulders. This ensures your child will lean into the seatbelt in the event of a forward crash rather than having the seatbelt compress his spine.

Do you think your child is big enough to safely stop using a booster seat? Use the NHSTA’s fivepoint test to decide:

❑ Make sure your child’s back is touching the back of the seat.

❑ Check the car seat security after installing. Shake the seat with the strength of a firm handshake; the seat should move no more than 1 inch (measured at the seatbelt buckle) in each direction.

❑ Ensure your child is buckled in properly. In a rear-facing, five-

❑ Do her feet touch the floor? ❑ Do his knees bend comfortably at the edge of the seat?

❑ Does the seatbelt cross her shoulder and the lap belt sit low on her hips?

❑ Can he stay seated,

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Babysitter 411

The more information you give your sitter upfront, the fewer texts you’ll receive later on.

In the excitement of getting out the door to enjoy a child-free meal with your partner, it can be easy to forget to give your babysitter all of the information she may need. Mommybites.com and Gina Lamb-Amato, M.D., Manhattan-based pediatrician, share important information your sitter needs to know. So fill out this cheat-sheet and leave it for your sitter to ensure that no questions go unanswered. All About the Kids

Medical Information

Contact Information

Kids’ Names, Nicknames, and Ages:

Medical Conditions or Special Needs:

Home Phone Number:

Lovie:

Allergies:

Home Address:

Favorite Book:

Prescription Medications and Dosage:

Parents’ Cellphone Numbers:

Over-the-Counter Medications (if needed):

Nearby Family Phone Numbers (if parents are unreachable):

Is TV Time Allowed (what channels/movies): Bedtimes:

In Case of Emergency Fire Department:

Where Parents Will Be:

Police Department:

When to Contact Parents:

Snacks/Meals (if applicable):

Poison Control:

House Information and Rules

Any Homework That Needs to Be Finished:

Preferred Hospital:

Pet Name (and if he needs to be fed or walked):

Bedtime Routines:

Pediatrician:

Where to Find: Spare Key:

Veterinarian (if applicable): Fire Extinguisher:

Sitter Do’s and Don’ts Order Takeout:

Extra Blankets:

Have Visitors:

Flashlights:

Personal Phone Usage:

First Aid Kit:

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Planning a Perfect Party

Follow this timeline to plan your child’s next birthday bash.

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Throwing a birthday party can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be—the key is to start early and create a timeline. Here are some tips to make sure your child’s next birthday party runs smoothly and seamlessly. Six Months Prior q Book a venue. Even if you don’t know other details, settling on a date and time will allow you to plan to what the venue okays.

Three Months Prior q Create a theme. This gives you an idea of what is needed for décor.

q Choose your entertainment. Secure a clown, magician, DJ, or character early to ensure your child’s day will be special.

Two Months Prior q Confirm dates with the venue. Take this opportunity to discuss logistics, such as whether there is a storage area for coats and presents.

q Create the guest list. Sit down with your child and go over who she would like to invite.

One Month Prior q Send out invitations once you settle on a guest list, and confirm RSVPs.

q Pick out the food, décor, and party favors (if you so choose). Make sure to note any food allergies.

Two Weeks Prior q Order the cake. If you’re baking the cake, be sure you have the ingredients. Don’t forget the candles!

q Follow up on unanswered invites. The earlier you find out about any last-minute guests, the better.

One Week Prior q Make goodie bags. If you plan to have party favors, make the bags in advance, and have extras, just in case.

The Day of the Party q Breathe and relax! Be in the moment with your child—after all, it’s his special day!

q Take note of the gifts. Before he rips open presents, jot down who gave each gift to write thank-you cards.

After the Party q Help your child write her thankyou notes—handwritten is always more thoughtful!

q Designate a photographer. You may be too busy hosting, so ask someone else to document the day. Make sure the camera or phone is fully charged!

q Confirm final details. Finalize lastminute details and make sure everything is squared away with the venue. Create a back-up plan, just in case.

q Create a checklist. Write down everything you will need to do the day of the party, and create a schedule for the party to ensure the day goes as planned.

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Countdown to Camp

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Getting ready throughout the year will help your child have a fantastic summer.

Kids go to camp in the summer, but selecting a camp and getting your child excited for it are tasks that should be on your radar during the entire year. Take these simple steps recommended by Renee Flax, director of camper placement for the American Camp Association, NYNJ: July q Tour prospective camps. q See if your child can attend a

December q Start attending local indoor camp fairs.

“rookie day” or overnight visit at each camp.

January q Attend local indoor camp fairs.

August q Assess whether your child’s current

q Review camp brochures, DVDs,

camp is still the right fit. What did she like and dislike?

September q Fill out any surveys your child’s camp sends.

q Share problems with the camp director and brainstorm solutions.

October q Attend camp fairs and open houses if you’re thinking about switching camps.

q Ask about early-bird discounts or payment plans.

November q Go to late-fall camp festivals and open houses.

q If you’ve decided on a camp for your child, begin talking it up to build excitement.

or other informational materials from fairs.

February q Continue reviewing informational materials.

q Get camp recommendations from other families.

March q Schedule a home visit from prospective camps’ directors.

q Schedule your child’s annual physical exam

May q Attend welcome events for new and returning campers.

q For overnight camp, make sure your child can wash his own hair, brush his teeth consistently, and make his bed.

q Order camp merchandise. q Pack overnight camp trunks. June q Pack day-camp backpacks. q Get your child a haircut. q Have your child checked for lice

q Let her start wearing her camp T-shirt to help her get excited.

q Put camp decals on your car to show your pride.

April q Attend camps’ spring festivals. q If your child will attend overnight camp, have him practice “sleeping out” at friends’ and relatives’ houses.

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Life Skills to Teach Your Child

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This timeline will ensure your teen is fully independent by the time she leaves the nest.

Katie Davis, Psy.D., a Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist, and Donna Volpitta, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Resilient Leadership, weigh in on what ages kids should start learning life skills. With each new skill, start by scaffolding the behavior: do the task together, model the behavior, and gradually let your child do the task on his own. By 2-3, your child should be able to: q Put dishes in or near the sink

By 8-9, your child should be able to: q Take out the garbage

q Put on and take off clothes herself

q Cut food with a knife and use a

and put shoes on the correct feet

q Clip himself into the car seat q Start eating with silverware, and test food for temperature

By 4-5, your child should be able to: q Wipe a counter with a sponge or cloth, and clear the table

q Wipe his shoes before entering the house q Select proper clothing for the weather q Recite her phone number, address, and emergency contact

By 6-7, your child should be able to: q Prepare simple snacks, and help put his lunch together

q Put belongings away, including toys and dirty laundry, without prompting

q Tie shoelaces and keep them tied q Do his bedtime routine independently, after prompting

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q Find a public bathroom on his own and replace an empty toilet paper roll

By 14-15, your teen should be able to: q Perform simple household tasks, such as changing a light bulb

q Make minor clothing repairs q Cook a meal for two people q Find and apply to a summer job

q Fold laundry and put it away By 10-11, your tween should be able to: q Vacuum the carpets and use a broom and dustpan

q Cook simple foods and operate a stove or oven safely

q Wash, dry, and put away dishes

By 16-17, your teen should be able to: q Operate a washing machine, use an iron, and arrange for tailoring

q Cook meals for herself and others q Perform basic car maintenance q Take the lead in applying to college (see p. 24)

q Take responsibility of his social life: make phone calls and plans with friends

By 12-13, your tween should be able to: q Change her sheets and make the bed q Know and select his clothing size q Prepare a shopping list and cook a simple recipe

q Write an appropriate email

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The New

Back-to-School Rules Follow these expert-approved steps for an A+ transition to fall.

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Will your child’s first week of classes be calm or hectic? It depends on how you prepare in the month beforehand. Sheryl Ziegler, Psy.D., author of Mommy Burnout, and Fulvia Milite, M.D., director of the White Plains Hospital Sleep Center, share their top tips that will make going back to school a breeze. 4 Weeks Before School Starts q Make sure your child gets plenty of

q Set up a designated area in your home where your child can do his homework.

exercise. Make bedtime no later than 10pm, and set a no-eating rule for 2-3 hours beforehand. Stick to a set wake-up time.

q Install hooks where your child can hang knapsacks, coats, and other items.

q Check that your child’s

2 Weeks Before School Starts q Continue pushing bedtime up by

immunizations are up to date, his medical forms are filed with school, and he’s lice-free.

15 minutes each night until the desired bedtime is achieved, or else push up your child’s bedtime cold turkey.

q Start shopping for school supplies and clothes.

q Do an untimed dry run of a

find out the teacher’s policy on kids who are having a hard time separating.

The Night Before q Allow 2 hours for kids to wind down before bedtime.

q Make sure backpacks are packed and by the door.

q Choose and set out school outfits.

q Establish a bedtime routine

school morning.

q Create a countdown calendar and mark off the days until school starts.

with no TV or electronics for an hour beforehand.

q Have get-togethers with new classmates and old friends.

3 Weeks Before School Starts q Begin pushing up bedtime by

q Host a school supply swap.

15 minutes per night eventually reaching the time you’ll want your child to turn in on school nights. Kids ages 3-5 should get 10-13 hours of sleep; kids ages 6-12 should get 9-12 hours; and teens need 8-10 hours.

q Arrange carpools. 1 Week Before School Starts q Do a timed dry run of a school morning.

q Finish your summer bucket list.

q Begin planning school lunches.

q Toss any unusable backpacks and

q Attend meet-the-teacher events

school supplies from last year.

q If your child is starting school,

if there are any.

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College Prep Pointers

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These tips will help your teen feel less overwhelmed in planning for higher education. Starting the college planning process early can help your child be better organized, less stressed, make more informed decisions, and even get into a better school. Use this checklist from Tony Di Giacomo, Ph.D., founder of Novella Prep (novellaprep.com) to help get you started. 10th Grade:

11th Grade:

q Make sure your child takes the

q Have your child take the PSAT/

PSAT in October.

q Have him sign into collegeboard. org and link his scores to Khan Academy for free online lessons based on his results.

NMSQT in October. Link the scores to Khan Academy for more recommended lessons.

q Schedule college visits. q Figure out when your child will

q Discuss your child’s possible career interests. Reach out to people in these fields.

take his first SAT or ACT and how he plans to prepare for it.

q If she takes AP courses, have her q Help your child begin a onepage resume to document her accomplishments and skills. She will need this information for her college applications next year.

q Compile a list of prospective colleges, along with the schools’ admission requirements.

q Consider having your child take pre-college classes at a college this summer or next.

q Encourage her to work in a field of interest over the summer.

plan to spend approximately eight weeks reviewing for each AP exam.

q Visit colleges. q Encourage him to finish all college

q Schedule 1-on-1 college interviews for your child, on campus if possible. Have him send thank-you notes.

q Along with your child, make a spreadsheet and schedule appointments for all important deadlines through the year’s end.

q Plan for her applications to be submitted one week early.

q Have him follow up by phone or email to verify that each application is complete.

q Breathe! Encourage your child to have productive conversations with friends and family and only share what is essential.

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12th Grade: q Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in October. Check with the financial aid offices of any schools to which your child will be applying to see if anything else is needed.

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Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have

This list can go a long way toward preparing you for storms, blackouts, and disasters.

Compile the items in this Federal Emergency Management Agency-approved list and keep them in a secure, dry place; they’ll help keep your family safe and comfortable in the case of an adverse event.

q Water

q Whistle

q Food

q Pliers or a wrench

Aim for 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least three days.

Gather at least a three-day supply of nonperishables (plus formula if you have a formula-fed baby).

q Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio

They will help you get the big picture as to what’s going on.

It can be used to alert first responders and others to your location.

If a pipe bursts or a gas line is leaking you’ll be able to shut them off.

q Copies of important financial and personal documents (see p. 28)

q Documentation of any prescription drugs family members take

q Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties

Your toilets may not work if the water and/or power go out—these items can be used for personal sanitation.

q Plastic sheeting, duct tape, and a dust mask

q First aid kit

Buy one or assemble your own so you can treat minor ailments and injuries without leaving home.

The dust mask will help you filter any debris, and the plastic sheeting and tape can patch up any areas of your home that are leaking.

q Flashlight with extra batteries

q Maps of your local area

If the power’s out, you’ll still be able to see at night.

Looking to round out your emergency kit? q Fire extinguisher

q Cash and travelers checks q Pet food and extra water q Matches in a waterproof container or lighter and extra propane for your grill

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Do You Know

Where These Papers Are?

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You’ll be better prepared in an emergency if your important papers are organized.

Neil Stern, a Long Island-based CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, recommends keeping close track of the following documents: Store in a safe deposit box or waterproof and fireproof safe: q Birth and marriage certificates q Passports q Social security cards q Car titles and registrations

Store copies of these documents in a safe place outside your home (such as a close relative’s home that isn’t in the immediate vicinity):

papers or lease documents

q Will and trust documents/power of attorney

q Credit cards, loan records, utility q Driver’s licenses q Health insurance/Medicare cards q Inventory of your possessions (photos are acceptable)

q Property deeds and mortgage

q Military records

q Appraisals of valuables if available

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q Safe deposit box information (location, number, key, inventory of contents)

q Tax returns for the previous 3 years q Health care proxies q Living wills

q Insurance policies and contact information for claims processing

q Recent statements for banking, investment, and retirement accounts

q Medical/prescription records q Contact information for family members’ doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, and insurance brokers

q Documentation of home improvements

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EDITOR’S HOT TICKETS

Our calendar is full of great ideas. First, here are the eight events we consider can’t-miss—the ones we’re taking our own kids to. Consider it your cheat sheet to the best of what’s great this month!

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Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks FREE

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What’s the Buzz with Honeybees? FREE

WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 6:30pm WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla AGES: All WHAT: Head on over to the dam for entertainment at 6pm, a concert of patriotic music at 8pm, and then the fireworks show at 9:15pm. WHY WE LOVE IT: If your family loves fireworks, here’s your chance to see them before Independence Day! WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033. parks.westchestergov.com.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 7-9pm WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale AGES: Adult WHAT: Learn why honey bees are critical players in our lives and in the global economy. Get close to actual honey bees using the observation hive and meet some resident pollinators out in the meadow. WHY WE LOVE IT: Taste honey from the hives on the property and ask all your pressing questions about backyard beekeeping. WANT TO GO? 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

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WHEN: July 6-8, Friday, 4-9:30pm; Saturday, 12-9:30pm; Sunday, 12-8pm WHERE: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck AGES: All WHAT: Enjoy festival favorites like the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons throughout the weekend. WHY WE LOVE IT: There will also be helicopter rides, hayrides, games, live music, adult, and children’s activities. WANT TO GO? $10-$23; free for children younger than 3. 845-4541701. dcrcoc.org. 32

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WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 10am-5pm WHERE: Sunnyside, 3 W. Sunnyside Lane, Irvington AGES: All WHAT: Pay tribute to fearless women past and present at this celebration of suffrage and citizenship. Little revolutionaries will have the chance to make their own “radical cross stitch” crafts, learn suffrage ballads, and share poems about social justice during a visit from Susan Hood, author of Shaking Things Up: Fourteen Young Women Who Changed the World. WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s a great way to inspire the next generation of voters! WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors; free for children. 914-631-8200. hudsonvalley.org.


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Marvelous Moths Walk and Talk

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 8-9:30pm WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx AGES: 9 and older WHAT: In recognition of National Moth Week, join environmental educator and moth enthusiast Pam Golben for a special, twilight, mothing adventure. Registration required. WHY WE LOVE IT: Learn about these creatures indoors before heading outside to search for them at an illuminated moth observation station. WANT TO GO? $25. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Nights in the Lights

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WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 6-11pm WHERE: Boundless Adventures, SUNY Purchase Campus, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase AGES: Adult WHAT: Be entertained when Boundless Adventures becomes a playground in the trees for adults only. Enjoy the lights and classic rock music with an active group of friends or on a unique date for a two-hour climb. WHY WE LOVE IT: Hire a sitter and make it an active date night! WANT TO GO? $39. 914-893-4550. boundlessadventures.net.

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47th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair FREE

WHEN: July 27-29, Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm WHERE: Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel AGES: All WHAT: Have fun with farm animals, a country living auction, food, games, entertainment, activities, exhibits, a horse show, a country pig roast, and a chicken barbecue. WHY WE LOVE IT: Touch a truck is part of the fun! WANT TO GO? 845-278-6738. putnam.cce.cornell.edu.

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

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WHEN: July 28-29, Saturday, 1pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, 1pm WHERE: Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights AGES: All WHAT: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. WHY WE LOVE IT: A riotous ride, complete with audience participation. WANT TO GO? $15-$25. 914-962-0606. yorktownstage.org.

WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FREE Think a freebie has to be ho-hum? Don’t let the price tag (or lack of one) fool you. Here are the five no-cost events we’re excited about now. You’re welcome. Polish Heritage Celebration FREE

WHEN: Sunday, July 8, 12-6pm WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla AGES: All WHAT: Stop by for music and dance, entertainment, vendors, and food. Bring your own blankets and chairs. WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033. parks.westchestergov.com.

Benjamin Levy: Magic & Mind Reading FREE

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 8pm WHERE: Hudson River Museum Amphitheater, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers AGES: All WHAT: Benjamin Levy is a unique, multi-talented magician, memory expert, and speaker. His programs are interactive and filled with humor. WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Library Live: Joe the Magic Man FREE

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill AGES: All WHAT: Joe is a retired New York police officer, and his comedy magic show will amaze children, with funding from The Rotary Club of Peekskill. WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Neighborhood Nights FREE

WHEN: July 9-26, Monday-Thursday, 7pm WHERE: City of White Plains, various locations, White Plains AGES: All WHAT: Bring a big blanket and some chairs so your family can enjoy picnics, music, children’s programs, movies, and more. WANT TO GO? cityofwhiteplains.com.

Westchester Band Concerts FREE

WHEN: Through Aug. 9: Thursdays, 8pm WHERE: Chase Park Scarsdale Village, 6 Persimmon Lane, White Plains AGES: All WHAT: Take in free band concerts in the great outdoors. Rain location is Scarsdale High School Auditorium. WANT TO GO? 914-391-2401. scarsdale.com. ››

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ANIMAL LOVERS Bird Walk FREE

WHEN: Monday, July 2, 7-9:30am WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah AGES: All WHAT: Join Anne Swaim on a bird walk. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars. WANT TO GO? 914-864-7286. muscootfarm.org.

Tales for Tails FREE

HOLIDAY FUN 4th of July Fun FREE

WHEN: Monday, July 2, 11-11:45am WHERE: Larchmont Public Library, 121 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont AGES: 3-5 WHAT: Hear some fabulous Independence Day stories, create fireworks in a jar, and make your own firework painting. Ticket required. WANT TO GO? 914-834-2281. larchmontlibrary.org.

Independence Day Celebration FREE

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 10:30am-12:30pm WHERE: St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon AGES: All WHAT: A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more. WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116. nps.gov/sapa.

Holiday Fireworks

WHEN: July 3-4, Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30pm WHERE: Playland Park, 1 Playland Park, Rye AGES: All WHAT: Special holiday fireworks choreographed to patriotic music. WANT TO GO? $15. 914-813-7010. playlandpark.org.

Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 8pm WHERE: Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah AGES: All WHAT: Enjoy the sounds of Leonard Bernstein alongside other grand symphonic works. Then, stick around for a proper ending to the evening with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and fireworks. WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 914-232-5035. caramoor.org.

Spark the Sound Fireworks by Grucci FREE

WHEN: Thursday, July 5, 6pm WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill AGES: 5-12 WHAT: Reading with a therapy animal can help reluctant, anxious readers and new language learners gain confidence. Sign-up is required. WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Feeding Fun

WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 1-2pm WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale AGES: All WHAT: Come see what’s on the menu for the animals. WANT TO GO? $8. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Sixth Annual Firefly Festival FREE

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 6:30pm WHERE: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 6 Reservation Road, Pound Ridge AGES: All WHAT: Bring chairs and blankets and meet at the end of Michigan Road for the annual firefly festival. Enjoy s’mores and bring a flashlight. WANT TO GO? 914-864-7317. parks.westchestergov.com.

Hudson River Seining FREE

WHEN: May 12-July 28, Saturdays, 1-3pm WHERE: Center for the Urban River at Beczak, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers AGES: All WHAT: Try your hand at family seining (fishing with a net). WANT TO GO? 914-377-1900. centerfortheurbanriver.org.

LITTLE FOODIES Dig! Plant! Grow! Scent-sational Herbs

WHEN: Through July 15: Tuesday-Sunday, 1:30-5:30pm WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx AGES: All WHAT: Learn about sweet and savory herbs, then pot one to take home. WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $23; $10 children ages 2-12; weekends: $28; $12 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 9:30pm WHERE: Hudson Park, 1 Hudson Park Road and Five Island Park, 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle AGES: All WHAT: Cap off your holiday evening with a viewing of the grand fireworks display at the New Rochelle waterfront. WANT TO GO? 914-654-2087. newrochelleny.com.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Pickle Me!

West Point Independence Day Celebration FREE

Edible Academy Fresh From the Garden Tastings

WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 7:30pm WHERE: Trophy Point Amphitheater, 117 Washington Road, West Point AGES: All WHAT: Celebrate America’s independence with the Army’s oldest band. WANT TO GO? 845-938-2445. westpointband.army.mil. 34

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WHEN: July 17-Aug. 10, Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx AGES: All WHAT: Learn what’s used to make pickles, and make your own batch. WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $23; $10 children ages 2-12; weekends: $28; $12 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org. WHEN: Through Oct. 18: Wednesdays, 2-2:30pm and 4-4:30pm WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx AGES: All WHAT: Edible Academy staff will demo recipes using seasonal produce. WANT TO GO? $23; $10 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.


SHOW TIME!

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Traditional Irish Music and Dance FREE

Benny Havens Band: White Plains Independence Day Celebration FREE

‘Rent’ Presented by Westchester Sandbox Theatre

Glow in the Park

WHEN: July 13-15, Friday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm WHERE: Bendheim Performing Arts Center at JCC Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale AGES: 9 and older WHAT: A musical that defined a generation is back. WANT TO GO? $20. 914-630-0804. wstshows.com.

WHEN: Friday, July 13, 6-11pm WHERE: Boundless Adventures, SUNY Purchase Campus, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase AGES: 5 and older WHAT: Boundless Adventures is an outdoor aerial adventure park with a range of treetop obstacles. WANT TO GO? $39. 914-893-4550. boundlessadventures.net.

‘The Lion King, Jr.’

Family Tour: Abstraction

WHEN: Friday, July 13, 8pm WHERE: Hudson River Museum Amphitheater, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers AGES: All WHAT: This NYC-based group will perform a 70-minute show presenting Irish traditional music. WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

WHEN: July 12-15, Thursday-Sunday, see website for times WHERE: Westchester Sandbox Theatre, 300 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck AGES: All WHAT: The African savannah comes to life on stage in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. All performers are children in fifth to 11th grades. WANT TO GO? $16. 914-328-1600. wppac.com.

‘Annie KIDS’

WHEN: Friday, July 20, 3:30pm WHERE: White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd Floor, White Plains AGES: 9 and older WHAT: Join Annie, her lovable mutt, and all your favorite characters as they take center stage. All actors and techs for this 30-minute show are students 8-15 years old. WANT TO GO? $11; $6 children 16 and younger. 914-328-1600. wppac.com.

Shakespeare on the Farm: ‘Romeo and Juliet’

WHEN: July 15-25, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah AGES: All WHAT: An abridged performance. Bring picnic, blankets, and/or chairs. WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 914-864-7286. muscootfarm.org.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 6:30pm WHERE: White Plains High School Athletic Fields, 550 North St., White Plains AGES: All WHAT: Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes for a fantastic evening of great music and fireworks with the Army’s favorite party band. WANT TO GO? 845-938-2445. westpointband.army.mil.

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 1:30pm and 2:30pm WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers AGES: 3 and older WHAT: Explore the work of Christine Hiebert on an interactive family tour. WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Children’s Specials FREE

WHEN: July 9-Aug. 6, Mondays, 7-8pm WHERE: Riverfront Green Park, Hudson Avenue and Route 9, Peekskill AGES: All WHAT: Performances include magic, a puppet show, comedy and juggling, and music. WANT TO GO? 914-734-7275. cityofpeekskill.com.

Pirate Quest

WHEN: July 7-Aug. 25, Saturdays, 10am-2pm WHERE: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow AGES: 5-8 WHAT: A mobile game sets the scene for swashbuckling fun as children hunt through the site’s grounds to load cargo onto their digital pirate ships. WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $6 children ages 3-17. 914-366-6900. hudsonvalley.org. ››

‘Hair’ Presented by Westchester Sandbox Theatre

WHEN: July 27-29, Friday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm WHERE: Bendheim Performing Arts Center at JCC Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale AGES: 9 and older WHAT: A rock musical that’s been amazing audiences for decades. WANT TO GO? $20. 914-630-0804. wstshows.com.

Random Farms Kids’ Theater Presents ‘Mary Poppins JR.’

WHEN: July 27-Aug. 4, Fridays, 11am and 7pm; Saturdays, 1pm and 7pm WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown AGES: All WHAT: Mary Poppins must teach a family how to value each other again. WANT TO GO? $18-$23. 914-631-3390. tarrytownmusichall.org.

‘The Heart of Robin Hood’

WHEN: Through Aug. 25: see website for dates, 7:30pm WHERE: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, 1601 Route NY-9D, Garrison AGES: 5 and older WHAT: This iconic folktale is reimagined for audiences of all ages. WANT TO GO? $10 and up. 845-265-9575. hvshakespeare.org.

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WHEN: Friday, July 6, 10am-8pm WHERE: Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye AGES: All WHAT: Enjoy exhibits, MakerSpaces, and activities during extended hours. WANT TO GO? $7; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

First Saturday Art Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 11am-3pm WHERE: Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye AGES: All WHAT: Drop in for a hands-on workshop led by specialists. WANT TO GO? $7; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Family Art Project: Felting the Earth’s Atmosphere

WHEN: July 14-15, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx AGES: All WHAT: Artist Crystal Gregory leads visitors through the steps of wet felting. WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Art Project: Spray a Garden

WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 6:30pm WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill AGES: All WHAT: Rock violinist Daisy Jopling, now a Peekskill resident, has toured the world, recorded music for movies, and recorded six albums. WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Family Concert: Bridge to Broadway

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 8pm WHERE: Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah AGES: All WHAT: A musical journey from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Lin-Manuel Miranda. Families will experience the evolution of musical story-telling. WANT TO GO? $14; $7 children. 914-232-5035. caramoor.org.

Music in the Park

WHEN: July 6-27, Fridays, 7-9pm WHERE: Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah AGES: All WHAT: Enjoy beautiful music on the lawn. Food and beverages for sale. WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children. 914-864-7268. lasdonpark.org.

Take a Tromp through the Swamp! FREE

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 11:30am WHERE: Warner Library, 121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown AGES: 3-12, adult WHAT: Tom Sieling will play and sing fun, participatory kids’ songs. WANT TO GO? 914-631-7734. warnerlibrary.org.

Peekskill 4th of July Celebration and Summer Concert Series FREE

WHEN: July 4-Aug. 1, Wednesdays, 7pm WHERE: Riverfront Green Park, Hudson Avenue and Route 9, Peekskill AGES: All WHAT: The fun starts on on July 4th with fireworks immediately following an R&B concert. Other weeks include country, soul, rock, and jazz. WANT TO GO? 914-734-7275. cityofpeekskill.com.

WHEN: July 21-22, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx AGES: All WHAT: Work with mists of watercolor to create your own blooming vision. WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

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WHEN: July 7-Aug. 25, Saturdays, 6:30-8pm WHERE: Pierson Park, West Main Street, Tarrytown AGES: All WHAT: Free Saturday evening concerts at the river. Bring a picnic. WANT TO GO? 877-840-0457. jazzforumarts.org.

WHEN: July 7-28, Saturdays, 1:30-3pm WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers AGES: 5 and older WHAT: Try your hand at abstract drawing with artist Teresa Pereira. WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 children. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Art Pals

WHEN: July 10-Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:15am WHERE: Creative Corner, 7 Addison St., Larchmont AGES: Newborn to 5, adult WHAT: Participants will create an art project based on a book. WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 914-833-2880. creativecornerlarchmont.com 36

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WHEN: July 5-Aug. 23, Thursdays, 6:30-8pm WHERE: Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown AGES: All WHAT: Relax on the great lawn and enjoy cool music by hot jazz artists. WANT TO GO? $5. 914-631-4481. lyndhurst.org.

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Summer Sounds Concert Series FREE

WHEN: Through Aug. 31: Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30pm WHERE: Hudson Park, 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle AGES: All WHAT: This year’s concerts will feature an eclectic menu of musicians. And they’re all very family-friendly, with food trucks, an adjacent playground, and nearby restroom facilities. WANT TO GO? 914-654-2087. newrochellearts.org.


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WHEN: Sunday, July 8, 1-2pm WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale AGES: All WHAT: This program introduces participants the wonders of nature. WANT TO GO? $8. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Come learn from our experienced Montessori teachers who provide an individual, hands on learning environment. We offer a variety of toddler and pre-K programs! Extended hours are available.

Nature-Themed Programs FREE

WHEN: Through July 28: Saturdays, 11am-12pm WHERE: Center for the Urban River at Beczak, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers AGES: All WHAT: Each week will feature nature-themed lessons and craft activities. WANT TO GO? 914-377-1900. centerfortheurbanriver.org.

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Play Days @ Jay FREE

WHEN: Through Oct. 26: Fridays, 12-2pm WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah AGES: All WHAT: Education staff will lead a short, hands-on activity at 1pm. WANT TO GO? 914-232-5651. johnjayhomestead.org.

The Center of Our Jewish Lives

WHEN: Through Nov. 16: Thursday-Friday, 1-1:45pm WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills AGES: 13 and older WHAT: See the farm and learn what is grown, how it is grown, and why. WANT TO GO? 914-366-6200. stonebarnscenter.org.

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Birthday Parties BIRTHDAY ENTERTAINMENT Amy Rosen Cooking by Design

917-903-1451 amyrosencookingbydesign.com amyrosencookingbydesign@gmail.com Have a cooking party for your child’s next birthday. From Cupcake Wars and Chopped Styled cooking, to Pizza Creations and chocolate melting, molding, and decorating, your kids will enjoy the fully hands-on experience. Amy Rosen is a fun, enthusiastic cooking coach who has been running parties for the past five years. She comes to your home with everything needed for the party. There is no downtime and the kids are active from start to finish. You can visit her website at amyrosencookingbydesign. com or call 917-903-1451.

Clowns.com

Proudly serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx 516-577-0000; 718-971-5862 clowns.com At Clowns.com, our goal is to create an unforgettable and memorable party experience for you and your family. We provide the highest quality children’s entertainment and rental services in the industry. If you’re looking for a professional, dependable, and enthusiastic team, you’ve come to the right place! We are a family-owned and -operated entertainment company, offering a wide range of party and entertainment services including clowns, inflatable bounce houses, characters, magicians, princesses, magic shows, face painting, and party concession rentals.

Dave’s Cast Of Characters

914-235-7100 davescast.com Make your party a special one! Dave’s entertainment services include more than 100 costumed characters. From princesses and superheroes to pirates and tea parties, there’s something for everyone. We feature DJs, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon sculptors, photo booths, and food carts. Spectacular inflatable attractions include Wild One and Kong’s Revenge obstacle courses, Cliffhanger Slide, and Mickey Park. Water fun includes the Big Kahuna and the gigantic Polar Plunge slides. New robotic animals. Frozen and Katy Perry parties. Enjoy bouncers, Spider-Man Velcro wall, gladiator joust, sports inflatables, robots, and racecars.

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K & A House of Bounce Party Rentals

845-825-6617 kahouseofbounce.com “We bring the party to you.” Serving Rockland, Bergen, and Westchester for more than 10 years, we provide everything you need to make your event special. We have one of the largest selections of themed bounce houses along with dry and wet slides, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, other interactive inflatables, as well as cotton candy, popcorn, and additional fun concession foods. We provide on-time delivery combined with a high standard of cleanliness and safety. Fully licensed and insured, with a norisk cancellation policy (no cancellation fee due to bad weather).

Make-a-Movie Parties

914-533-7294; 212-645-9487 perryproductions.net kperryennis@yahoo.com Make-A-Movie parties are for children ages 7-12. We have a selection of themes—Action/Adventure (The Jewel of the Nile), Rock Video Awards, America’s Next Top Model, Wacky News, Detective Story, Intergalactic Rock Show, Wacky Olympics—or your child can write their own movie and we make an improvised script. All movies are improvised, so there is no dialogue to memorize. I shoot with an HD camera and then plug my camera up to your TV (or mine) to watch the movie.

BIRTHDAY PARTY GIFTS Affordables A quality children’s consignment store

10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry 914-627-9462 affordablechild.com We are a quality consignment store, offering children’s clothing, maternity clothes, baby equipment, and toys. A great place to shop for a birthday gift! Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Thursday, 10am-6pm. We accept all major credit cards.

Girl AGain

4 Martine Ave., White Plains 914-358-1460 girlagain.com girlagain@yesshecaninc.org American Girl fans and collectors have a Westchester destination to indulge their passion—for less. Girl AGain is a resale boutique for gently used American Girl dolls, including historical characters, just-like-you dolls, and Girl of the Year, plus AG furniture, outfits, and accessories that make great birthday gifts. All merchandise is restored to nearly new condition. The

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bookshelves are stocked with new and used books about girls from history and advice books such as The Care and Keeping of You. Not sure what the birthday girl wants? Treat her with a Girl AGain gift certificate.

Tilly...A Deer’s Tale

914-764-5564 tillyadeerstale.com josie42812@yahoo.com Tilly...A Deer’s Tale is about a real deer that lives in upstate New York and faces challenges after an accident. This powerful story is meant to inspire children living with physical challenges or limitations. The book makes a great birthday gift!

BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACES A-Game Sports

856 Main St., New Rochelle 914-278-9477 agamesports.net info@agamesports.net A-Game Sports offers a variety of birthday party packages for children of all ages. Each 90-minute party includes supervised playtime with two coaches on a private section of turf. Choose up to three activities, including soccer, Wiffleball, kickball, dodgeball, capture the flag, relay races, tug-o-war, flag football, and tag games. Customized packages, bounce house, gaga, inflatable obstacle course, and baseball HitTrax available at an additional charge. A-Game Sports is located at 856 Main St. in New Rochelle. Visit agamesports.net or call 914-2789477 for more information.

ABC Cakes

414 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck 914-630-2858 abccakesny.com info@abccakesny.com ABC Cakes specializes in birthday parties for all ages. Guests decorate cupcakes, cakes, or cookies. For our budding bakers we offer a cupcake war style party. Guests are divided into teams to create their own specialty cupcakes from scratch. Book your party today. Also, ask about our private classes and custom cakes for all occasions.

Bach To Rock Mamaroneck

130 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck 914-341-1457 mamaroneck.b2rmusic.com mamaroneck@bachtorock.com Looking for a fun birthday party at a reasonable price? We have three different parties for an unforgettable experience! Rock Star guests record pop and rock tunes arranged for easy per-

formance in our professional recording studio. No musical training required. Ages 7 and older. Karaoke guests record a song in studio to pre-recorded backing tracks, and then move into our party room for karaoke, pizza, and cake. Ages 7 and older. Rock City children explore music up close, playing fun music activities led by our best early childhood instructors. Ages 3-7.

Blue Moon Mexican Café

7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville 914-337-4000 42 Kinderkamack Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 201-782-9500 23 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, NJ 201-541-0600 327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 201-891-1331 595 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 201-784-3311 bluemoonmexicancafe.com Looking to spice up your child’s next birthday party without sending your savings south of the border? Then take an unforgettable trip to the moon—the Blue Moon Mexican Café, that is. Five convenient locations in Bergen and Westchester counties allow visitors of all ages to enjoy a bright and airy atmosphere. Our outgoing, child-friendly staff will put together the party of a lifetime. Your party guests will revel in a fun-filled celebration with a mouth-watering menu. Call today to find out more!

Chelsea Piers Connecticut

1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT Birthdays: 203-989-1100 chelseapiersct.com/birthday info@chelseapiersct.com Birthday parties at Chelsea Piers are action-packed, entertaining, and hassle-free. We help plan the party, supervise the activities, serve the food, and clean up afterward. Pick one of our specially designed parties or create your own based on your child’s favorite activities. Options include gymnastics, dance, basketball, volleyball, soccer, T-ball, ice-skating, ninja warrior, gaga, and water slides! New this fall is an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house party option! All party packages include 75 minutes of the selected activity with 45 minutes celebrating in a party room.

Funfuzion at New Roc City

29 LeCount Place (Exit 16 off I-95), New Rochelle Party Central: 914-637-7575, option 1 funfuziononline.com Calling all birthday superstars! You will be dazzled by a unique, interactive party experience! Our dedicated emcees and party hosts provide an unforget-


table birthday experience within a theatrical, interactive party room atmosphere. As “The Birthday” leading man or lady, you are center stage for your spectacular birthday production! Act one begins with a dazzling interactive show in which everyone is a star! There will be eating, singing, dancing, and prizes! Act two is filled with your choice of action-packed amusements! It is a standing ovation every time for the birthday star!

Great Play of Scarsdale Interactive Gym for Kids

969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-713-3470 greatplay.com/scarsdale Great Play is the “Best Birthday Party Place” Family Favorites Winner for 2015 and 2014! Our award-winning, high-energy parties are spectacular events! Your guests will have a blast and your child will receive all-star treatment in our amazing Interactive Gym™. We offer six great themes and endless customization! Themes include Championship Day, Olympic Party, Super Hero Party, Fun & Games, and Dance Party. We customize each party based on your child’s interests, using some of our most popular Great Play games. It’s a memorable, fun-filled event for everyone involved!

GymCats Gymnastics and Birthday Party Center

Alyssa Fay, gymnastics and birthday party director 1 Odell Plaza, at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers 914-965-7676 gymcats.net We are famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic, interactive staff will have partygoers laughing and yelling as they swing on rings, jump, bounce, climb, and roll through our super obstacle course. Not to mention foam-filled pits, trampolines, an air castle, climbing ropes, and a giant inflatable slide that will make your child’s party a memorable one. Call for more information about parties, gymnastics classes, private lessons, cheerleading, camps, or events.

Hommocks Park Ice Rink

Boston Post Road and Weaver Street, Larchmont 914-834-1069 hommocksparkicerink.org Have your birthday party on ice! Host your next special party at the coolest place in town: Mamaroneck’s popular enclosed Hommocks Park Ice Skating Rink. Held during public sessions, our two-hour package is guaranteed fun! The package includes admission, skate rental, and lunch. The guest of honor will receive free admission and skate rental. Additional food items and packages available. Please provide your own cake and party favors. We also have a community room to rent for private parties. Don’t forget to visit our full menu concession.

ISG Gymnastics

Annie Pipia and Joann Distler, directors 151 Crotona Ave., Harrison 914-835-0010 isggymnastics.com Gymnastics classes, summer camp, cheerleading tumbling, birthday parties—ISG has got it all! From babies-teenagers, beginner-advanced, we have the program that’s right for you! You’ll flip over this professional facility with certified instructors for all levels. And ISG is a fun-filled, unique way to celebrate a birthday complete with trampoline, balance beams, bars, vault, tumbling, and air castle. All ages, 1 through teens. Age-appropriate program and equipment. Fun for all!

Jodi’s Gym

25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco 914-244-8811 244 E. 84th St., Manhattan 212-772-7633 jodisgym.com Kids run, jump, climb, tumble, slide, bounce, and giggle to their hearts’ delight at Jodi’s Gym, where action-packed parties and unmatched experience have won children’s hearts for 35 years. Our bright, spacious facility is every child’s dream. Teachers guide the children on bars, beams, rings, slides, tunnels, bounce house, and tumble track. Next, it’s off to a separate area for refreshments that we are happy to supply. Teachers set up, serve, and clean up. At Jodi’s, the whole place is yours! You sit back and enjoy.

Kinetic Sports Club

872 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor 914-738-4000 kineticsportsclub.com Our state-of-the-art facility hosts some of the best birthday parties in Westchester! Your child will have the ultimate interactive birthday party experience packed with more than an hour of your choice of sports and activities, followed by meal time and birthday cake celebration in the party room. Themes include Multi Sports, Pool, Relay Races, Games, Gymnastics, Kids Zumba, Dance, Parachute, and Obstacle Courses, plus the best coaches around! Add-ons include bounce castle, pizza, chocolate fountain, popcorn, and cotton candy. Goodie bag for the birthday child. continued on next page ››

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Lil Chameleon

29 Elm St., Tuckahoe 914-346-5148 lilchameleon.com Come party with Lil Chameleon! Book our Silver or Gold package and choose from truly unique experiences in our bright and stylish space.

The Little Gym

777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale 914-722-0072 tlgscarsdaleny.com 2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets), Upper West Side, Manhattan 212-799-1225 tlgupperwestsideny.com 207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues), Upper East Side, Manhattan 212-787-1124 tlguppereastsideny.com 28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 201-445-4444 tlgwaldwicknj.com A private party at The Little Gym is a perfect way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. The 1½-hour parties are supervised by our trained, professional staff, from beginning to end. Gymnastics, games, obstacle courses, trampoline, sports, and music are tailored to your child’s interests. Parties at The Little Gym mean exclusive use of the gym and party room. At The Little Gym, your child’s birthday bash will be the easiest party you’ll ever throw!

MacInspires

1923 Palmer Ave., Larchmont 914-630-7338 larchmont@macinspires.com 37 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 203-531-5720 sayhello@macinspires.com macinspires.com MacInspires parties are a wonderfully creative, collaborative, and educational way to celebrate special days! Parties feature fun STEAM activities such as 3-D design, robotics, and coding. If you have a budding maker with specific hobbies, we can plan a party around your child’s interests!

Music Conservatory of Westchester

216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-761-3900 musicconservatory.org Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Music Conservatory with an introductory music skills class, or perhaps treat them to a trial lesson in any instrument or voice! The Music Conservatory of Westchester is an essential contributor to the well-being, creativity, and vitality of our region, valued for making a difference in the lives of individuals and groups who discover the lifelong joy of the arts through making music together.

Musical Munchkins

167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe 914-771-7000 musicalmunchkins.com Musical Munchkins is the perfect birthday party activity for babies through age 5! Enjoy group drumming, funny favorite sing-along songs, fabulous dancing scarves, and more! When mom, dad, or grandma join and play along, their kids love it, and even the grown-ups are entertained! Maracas, chikitas, bubbles, buddy bands, and sweet, funny puppets— whatever your child would love, we will do. Our experienced, guitar-playing teachers warmly welcome and engage party guests. Free CD for the birthday child. Party favor CDs available. Call for more information.

Pine Brook Fitness

130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle 914-636-1019 pinebrookfitness.com Pine Brook Fitness, awarded as Westchester’s Best Multi-Sport Family Fitness Facility, provides a fitness experience for you and your family to have fun, improve your skills, and test your limits in a safe, friendly, and rewarding atmosphere. We are home to the New Rochelle Racquet Club, The Rock Club, and The Studios, offering tennis, rock climbing, specialized fitness classes, and personal training. We offer a variety of programs for children and adults, hold annual summer vacation camps, and provide an exciting venue for birthday parties and bar or bat mitzvahs.

Playland Amusement Park

Playland Parkway, Rye 914-813-7000 playlandpark.org Have some fun today! Playland features more than 50 rides and attractions, including the famous Dragon Coaster, and the ever-popular Kiddyland for the younger set. Strolling entertainers and musical revues entertain visitors throughout the day, and live concerts add to the fun on select summer evenings. Spectacular fireworks explode across the sky on Fridays in July and August. Close and easy to get to, located on Long Island Sound. A great place for a special birthday celebration—call or book online today.

Quassy Amusement and Waterpark

1-800-FOR-PARK (367-7275) quassy.com; info@quassy.com Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in nearby Middlebury, CT is the ideal location for your birthday party. All-day rides and waterpark are included. Packages have food, soda, and free parking, taking the hassle out of planning! Quassy birthday parties start at only $330 for up to 10 people—that’s incredible value. Optional food platters available as well. Reserve your party online at quassy.com or call 1-800-FORPARK (367-7275) today!

Sportime USA

380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford 914-592-2111 x2 sportimeusa.com Birthday parties? That’s our specialty! Celebrate your birthday at Sportime USA, the coolest place to have a party in Westchester. You can experience tremendous fun in our 50,000-square-foot indoor Fun Center. We have laser tag, monster 4-D motion theater, rock climbing wall, Superfly Ride, ballocity arena, bumper cars, Himalaya coaster, mini twister, a soft adventure zone for little tykes, batting cages, more than 200 video and redemption games with a large prize counter, plus a restaurant. “Leave absolutely everything to us.” Ask about our private parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and sweet 16s.

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

216 Central Park Ave., White Plains 914-328-1900 Church of St. Mary the Virgin South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua steffinossen.org Since 1937, Westchester’s dance destination! Our faculty—college dance graduates with performance experience—transmits the joy and discipline of dance with warmth and enthusiasm. Our dance classes develop creativity, technique, and proper body alignment. Classes include modern, ballet, jazz, hiphop, tap, classical story ballet, and Moving Wheels and Heels adaptive dance. Live music! Dance birthday parties arranged at our studio or your home, based on your child’s special interests and theme ideas.

Westchester Children’s Museum

100 Playland Parkway, Rye 914-421-5050 discoverwcm.org info@discoverwcm.org Places to build, explore, and discover, Westchester Children’s Museum is Westchester’s newest, most creative place for birthday parties! Have the museum’s exhibits, MakerSpace, and party room to yourself—our parties offer exclusive use of the museum space when the general public has gone home.

Young at Art Studio Inc.

1088 Central Ave., Scarsdale 914-723-9229 jenniferjkaplan@gmail.com info@youngatartworkshop.com A unique birthday party experience where each child brings home a personalized piece of art that can be displayed and in many cases be an interactive toy they will enjoy for years. With a clear theme in mind, our experienced teachers can bring to life anything from the magical world of Frozen to hand-crafted fairy wings or rocket ships with which the children can explore the depths of space, right here in Scarsdale. At Young at Art, we take your child’s dream and bring it to life.

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Summer Camp DAY CAMPS Acres of Adventure Summer Camp at Ann and Andy

2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford 914-592-3027 annandandychildcare.com Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We offer an extensive campus, flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. We also have a tween travel camp for ages 11-14. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbecue Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned.

Alcott Montessori School

535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 914-693-4443 27 Crane Road, Scarsdale 914-472-4404 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale 914-725-7551 alcottschool.org/why-alcott/ alcott-home-page Alcott School’s Summer Fun program offers a variety of schedules for children ages 2-5. The program is designed to be an enjoyable summer experience for the child attending for the first time or for the experienced preschooler. Weekly themes are incorporated into outdoor play, science and nature exploration, water play in sprinklers and water tables, open-ended art, tricycle riding, and group games. The multicultural program is enriched by early childhood music and nature specialists and staffed with experienced head teachers, assistants, and summer counselors. Visit us at alcottschool.org.

Beth El Day Camp

1324 North Ave., New Rochelle 914-235-2700 newrochelledaycamp.org jrockowitz@bethelnr.org The Day Camp at Beth El provides a safe, fun-filled caring experience for children ages 2-8. We believe that a child’s growth is a process involving physical, mental, emotional, and social development. We are eight weeks, and offer a large 30-by-60foot outdoor pool, sports with a professional coaching staff, and loads of special events. Registered nurse on premises all day! Kosher lunches and gluten-free options! Visit betheldaycamp.org or contact Julie Rockowitz at jrockowitz@bethelnr. org for details.

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Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Camp Adventure

351 Main St., Mount Kisco 914-666-8069 bgcnw.com Entering its 23rd year, Summer Adventure Club is a four- or eight-week summer camp for children entering first-ninth grades. Located on 12 acres in Mount Kisco, the camp offers on-site swimming, sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, digital arts, game room, and dance. Campers enjoy special programming and events (STEM, inflatable waterslides, petting zoo, and Camp Olympics), and trips (Playland, adventure ropes course). Camp includes snack and lunch (prepared by Ladle of Love). Camp hours: 9am-4pm, early care at 8am and late care until 6pm. Call to register.

Camp Ramaquois

30 Mountain Road, Pomona 845-354-1600 ramaquois.com Camp Ramaquois is “a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp” situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls ages 3-15 experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a 5-acre crystalline lake; nine heated swimming pools; a splash park; tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts; hockey rinks; ball and soccer fields; a petting zoo; and special events. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.

Easter Seals New York Project Explore

70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla 914-328-1578 eastersealsny.org We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

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The Goddard School®

1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-1390 goddardschool.com At The Goddard School®, summer is full of fun and learning! Energetic teams of teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities to instill a lifelong love of learning. Children are exposed to exciting learning opportunities in a safe and secure environment. Children march in playground parades, learn about creepy crawlies, send letters to pen pals, and enjoy splish-splash days. To discover how Goddard can make this summer your child’s best learning experience yet, visit goddardschool.com.

Great Play of Scarsdale Interactive Gym for Kids

969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-713-3470 greatplay.com/scarsdale Come visit the coolest gym in town at Great Play! Our high-energy, award-winning program helps kids develop motor, sports, and social skills, setting the stage for lifelong confidence and physical fitness, in our unique Interactive Gym™. We offer classes (ages 6 months to 5½) and camps and themed camps (ages 3-10) during summer! Camps are the perfect vacation activity combining hours of fun and play with significant developmental value! Themed camps include all the fun and games of our traditional programs, plus special contests (everyone wins something!)

Green Chimneys

400 Doansburg Road, Brewster 845-279-2995 33 Clearpool Road, Carmel 845-225-8226 greenchimneys.org For more than six decades, Green Chimneys has had a passion for educating children and honoring animals and nature. Thousands of families enjoy events and activities for all ages throughout the year such as Birds of Prey Day and Little Folk Farm Days. Innovative preschool and after-school programs serve children ages 3-12, and full-day summer camp programs provide outdoor excitement and lasting memories. Stroll through the Farm and Wildlife Center, visit the Country Store, or just stop by to take in the peaceful green setting.

Hudson Country Montessori School

Ms. Neeru Bhambree, director of education 340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle 914-636-6202 hudsoncountry.org Programs for campers ages 18 months to 12 years are offered. The program features a full range of recre-

ational activities, special events and trips, swim instruction, sports, and a splash-and-slide zone. Hudson has extended hours options for campers ages 18 months to 12 years, an optional catered lunch program, and an air-conditioned facility.

JCC of Mid-Westchester Summer Camps 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 Caryn Symons, director of camping symonsc@jccmw.org; jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has multiple day camps for children ages 2-15. Activities range from sports, arts, yoga, and gymnastics to dance, performing arts, nature, and daily swimming lessons in our indoor swimming pool. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities. This year we added boot camps and specialized one-week programs in Robotics, STEAM, SAT/Regents prep, dance and theater programs for toddlers, and more. Specialists and educators in their fields oversee all activities. jccmw.org. 914-472-3300.

Jodi’s Gym

25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco 914-244-8811 244 E. 84th St., Manhattan 212-772-7633 jodisgym.com Jodi’s Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for more than three decades! A step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. Programs include parent and child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12 years), Ninja Challenge, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.

Lil Chameleon

29 Elm St., Tuckahoe 914-346-5148 lilchameleon.com Join Lil Chameleon for a themed, weekly, summer morning drop-off camp for ages 3-6. Children thrive engaging in arts and crafts, creativity, movement, group play, cooking, problem solving, team work, science, exploration, and outdoor activities. Different themes bring a variety of fun. We’ll close off our café and activity room for campers’ exclusive use. Camp size limited to eight children each week. Check out our weekly themes and sample schedule to learn more about daily camp structure. Register now to save your lil one’s spot! Contact us for a sibling discount.


The Milestone School

70 W. Broad St., Mount Vernon 914-667-3478 themilestoneschool.com Summer at Milestone is an eight-week program with two-week sessions, full-day from 9am-5pm, or half-day from 9am12pm, for children ages 2-8. A typical day for campers includes water play, outdoor play, arts and crafts, music, yoga, story time, cooking, and an introduction to reading through our phonics-based program. Children ages 4 and older enjoy outings in and around Westchester County. Biweekly themes guide a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, which encourage and promote learning through play, exploration, and fun.

Purchase College Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts

735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 914-251-6500 purchase.edu/academics/ youth-and-precollege-programs youth.pre.college@purchase.edu laura.vuli@purchase.edu Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York! For more than 40 years, these programs have been much more than camps. Summer students experience a rich environment full of exciting beginnings, new friends and achievements, and growth and independence. They are immersed in a variety of exciting and enriching learning opportunities, such as songwriting, acting, architecture, visual arts, creative writing, filmmaking, video game and app creation, voice, journalism, and STEM programs. Visit us at purchase.edu/youth to learn more.

Squire Camps Inc. at Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale 914-328-3798 squirecamps.com squirecamps@gmail.com Celebrating our 45th year and proud winner of the Westchester County Inspectors Choice Award! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in kindergarten-ninth grades at the Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. Campers design their own custom schedules from more than 50 exciting activities including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, Legos, and sports. All courses taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Squire also operates an All-Sports and Tennis Academy. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three-, four-, or seven-week sessions.

Summer Stars at Scarsdale Synagogue Scarsdale Synagogue

2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale 914-723-3001 bit.ly/metrosummer; mazeltots@sstte.org Summer Stars is the perfect place for your child’s first camp experience. Friendships and children grow as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. Campers are engaged in

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activities including sports, music, art, story time, water play, and special theme days. Our new playground features life-sized playhouses, a garden, and two climbing structures. We offer a three-day option for ages 18-30 months and a five-day option for ages 2-5 years from June 25-Aug. 10. Ages 3-5 may choose a half-day (9am12pm) or a full-day (9am-2pm).

Week day & weekend Classes Available Ages 2 through teens

Teatown Lake Reservation

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1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining 914-762-2912 teatown.org Teatown’s Natural Science Summer Day Camp is jam-packed with adventure, discovery, and hands-on fun in the outdoors. We’re catching frogs, collecting bugs, climbing rocks, and exploring natural habitats all summer long! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in four two-week sessions that provide age-specific activities to encourage the spirit of discovery. Each session includes exploration and creative play that fosters children’s innate curiosity while teaching ecology and stewardship in Teatown’s abundant meadows, forests, lakes, and streams.

Thornton-Donovan School

100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle 914-632-8836 td.edu Founded in 1969, the Summer Challenge has been a source of joy, entertainment, enlightenment, and playful fun for boys and girls ages 3½14. Stop by and see our sports field, basketball court, and new playground! Door-to-door transportation and lunch are included. With an instructional pool on-site, swim instruction and recreational swim are major components of the program.

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Westchester Jewish Center (WJC) Day Camp Palmer and Rockland avenues, Mamaroneck (Use 175 Rockland Ave for GPS purposes.) 914-698-2767 wjcenter.org WJC’s Early Childhood Camp Program provides a fun summer experience in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Early Childhood teachers and teen counselors gear activities to the needs of our young campers, ages 2-5. Dance, music, art, soccer, cooking, yoga, nature, science, and outdoor and water play fill the days. Examples of special weekly events that round out the schedule might include petting zoos, puppet shows, PJ Library Story Time and Sing-Along, and “Truck Day.” Six-week program offered with flexible enrollment available. Call 914698-2767 for more information.

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from previous page Whether your child is a nature enthusiast, an aspiring chef, or an athlete, we’ve got the camp for you! With locations at the White Plains YMCA Camp Combe, and our Community Camp, both in Northern Westchester, our camps provide an environment where your child can grow and learn, and maybe one day be one of our counselors! All camps have inclusion specialists on staff. Swimming lessons, field trips, STEM, art, and zip lining! The Y turns nobody away for financial need; we are here for our community!

SPECIALTY CAMPS Artistree Performing Arts

114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck 914-835-2200 artistreearts.com heather@artistreearts.com Artistree Performing Arts is a performing arts studio offering classes and camps for children in preschool to high school. We strive to foster a community of performers who can build confidence and friendships in a supportive and engaging environment. Camp Artistree runs summer (June 11-Aug. 31) for ages 3 and older. Musical Theater Intensives include Seussical (July 9-27) for students going into first-fourth grades, and Putnam County Spelling Bee (July 9-27) and Footloose (July 30-Aug. 17) for students going into fourth to 12th grades. Outdoor time at Harbor Island every day.

Cardinal Baseball Camp

Greenwich High School 203-869-3736 cardinalbaseballcamp.com cardinalbbcamp@aol.com Cardinal Baseball Camp, L.L.C. will be in session at Greenwich High School for its 17th consecutive summer. Greenwich High School baseball coach, Mike Mora, and his staff provide a fun learning environment, while stressing the fundamentals of baseball. Coach Mora is a member of the University of Vermont Hall of Fame (class of ’94) and played six years of professional baseball. Skills and drills begin at 9am and a game is played daily from 10:45am-12pm. Camp dates are June 25-July 27, Monday-Friday (excluding July 4).

Central Park Dance

450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-723-2940 centralparkdance.com centralparkdance@gmail.com Central Park Dance offers more than 200 classes a week, all levels, for children and adults. Popular classes include Lyrical and Acro-Jazz. Central Park Dance also has a preschool program, regarded as one of the finest in the area, introducing children as young as age 2 to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. Central Park Dance Summer Camp has a reputation for being a rewarding dance experience for more than 30 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Voted Best of Westchester 2013!

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Chelsea Piers Connecticut Sports Camps 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 203-989-1100 chelseapiersct.com/camp Chelsea Piers offers the area’s most flexible day camps for ages 3-18. Sign up for one or more weeks, and your children will enjoy expert instruction in sports including Gymnastics, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Squash, Dance, Ice Hockey, or Ice-Skating in our state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facilities. Summer Camp 2018 runs June 18-Aug. 31. Camp offerings include half-day programs for preschoolers, recreational full-day camps, and intensive sport-specific training for competitive athletes. Bus transportation available to full-day campers, with stops in Pelham, Mamaroneck, and Rye from July 2–Aug. 24.

Chicory Meadow Farm

76 Jack Road, Cortlandt Manor 914-737-7814 chicorymeadowfarm.com vwdigger@aol.com A horse-lover’s dream. We are proudly offering our 14th annual season of Summer Riding Camp. Our weekly horsemanship program uses a hands-on approach to teach daily horse care, horse management, and riding skills. Campers leave our fun program with a better understanding and knowledge of what it is like to be an equestrian. Sign up for one week or multiple weeks. For more information, call 914-737-7814 or visit chicorymeadowfarm.com.

Clay Art Center

40 Beech St., Port Chester 914-937-2047 Kelly O’Sullivan, youth director clayartcenter.org/summercamp mail@clayartcenter.org Have your kids unplug with mud at our Clay Art Center’s award-winning, weekly, themed, half- and full-day summer camps for ages 6-15 from July 2-Aug. 29. In the classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop their imaginations while working in the transformational medium of clay. Taught by ceramic artists who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children.

Computer Adventures Bits, Bytes & Bots Summer Camp

605 Millwood Road (Route 133), Mount Kisco 914-218-8175 computeradventures.com/summer-camps westchester@computeradventures.com We offer weeklong summer camp sessions for beginner and advanced, ages 6-16. Our leading-edge technology curriculum includes game design, app development, computer programming, electronics, robotics, animation, digital graphics, 3-D printing, 3-D modeling, and Minecraft. Our unique curriculum teaches logic, problem-solving, critical thinking, and storytelling in addition to the technical skills. Our interactive classes promote confidence, creativity, socialization, collaboration, risk-taking, and perseverance in a safe environment. During the school year, we also provide enrichment classes and parties or events.

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Curtain Call Inc.

1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 203-329-8207 x16 curtaincallinc.com Summer is a time for kids to act out, and what better way than in Curtain Call’s full-day Summerstock Workshop Programs (for ages 6-16), and our Summer Youth Theatre (for students entering fourth grade to age 21). Our professional facilities and faculty provide the perfect creative environment for students of diverse backgrounds and experience! Curtain Call is the nonprofit theatrical production company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, providing year-round stage performances and educational programs in cooperation with the City of Stamford.

Dance Cavise Studios

273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck 914-381-5222 dancecavise.com joe@dancecavise.com jamie@dancecavise.com fancyd@optonline.net Dance Cavise Studios is excited to introduce an all-new Camp Cavise! Six weeks, five days a week, June 25Aug. 3. Camp Cavise will bring an NYC-style Intensive Dance Program to Westchester. Advanced dancers study all disciplines of dance from classical ballet, pointe, and modern to jazz, hip-hop, and tap, taught by experts in their field. Beginner and intermediate programs with themes and additional fun for dancers ages 3-13, and advanced level program for dancers ages 10-18 are offered. Oneto six-week programs available. Call to audition for advanced program.

Fin 2 Swim

858-539-3209 fin2swim.com; info@fin2swim.com Can your child “really” swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won’t put her head under water? Does he run and jump in without knowing how to save himself? Let us help you! One-on-1 private lessons will have your child swimming independently from one side of the pool to the other in approximately six weeks. Don’t miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July, and in the Hamptons in August. Call now to reserve your time slot.

Future Stars Summer Camps Purchase College

Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 914-273-8500 fscamps.com Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June 19-Aug. 25, at state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Westchester. Our staff and limited enrollment allow each camper the opportunity to maximize their skill development. Campers can choose and combine weeks from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Multi-Sports, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Magic, Softball, Diving,

Horseback Riding, Swim, Academic, STEAM Education, and Rising Stars (youngest campers). Supervised swimming is included, as is instructional swim for Rising Stars. Lunch option and door-to-door transportation from most of Westchester.

Golf Camps at the Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy

Located at the Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook 800-733-1653 spearmanjuniorgolf.com joanna@spearmangolfacademy.com The premier golf experience in Westchester and voted Best Junior Golf Instruction in New York! Camps are designed for juniors ages 4 (PeeWee session) to older teens, with all skill levels welcome. Groups are divided by similar age and skill. From putting and short game training to swing development and on-course play, we make it our mission to provide a fun, exciting learning environment. Each junior has a swing reviewed and analyzed by Top-100 golf teacher Mitchell Spearman. Safe, fun, effective: Our specialty is junior golf! See website for details.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School

25 School Lane, Scarsdale 914-723-1169 goo.gl/8mX6sZ; hb@hbms.org Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program provides stimulating, challenging, and fun-filled opportunities for students entering second to 10th grades to explore a wide range of instruments and idioms including classical, jazz, rock, and musical theater; participate in instrumental and vocal ensembles; and delve into music composition, music technology, and song writing. Offerings are tailored to accommodate each student’s individual interests and abilities in a warm and welcoming environment and are taught by an exceptional faculty comprising some of the top performers and music educators in the country.

Kinetic Sports Club

872 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor 914-738-4000 kineticsportsclub.com Our camp program is enthusiastic, encouraging, and sensitive with staff that will help your camper experience sportsmanship and good social dynamics in a fun, safe environment. We use fun, fitness, and friendships to create great memories. We help your camper learn, participate, and succeed in all sports and activities. Counselors and coaches create a safe environment. We have a new water park along with an indoor soccer field, basketball court, and indoor pool. Come meet our sports director to see why families love our camp.

The Little Gym

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207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues), Upper East Side, Manhattan 212-787-1124 tlguppereastsideny.com 28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 201-445-4444 tlgwaldwicknj.com Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting the healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Its “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes parent and child classes (ages 4 months to 3 years), preschool and kindergarten classes (ages 3-6), and grade school gymnastics (non-competitive only!) for beginner, intermediate, or advanced gymnasts. The Little Gym also offers its world-renowned “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” camp for children ages 3-9, with flexible scheduling to work around your summer plans. Its unique theme-based curriculum takes children on weekly adventures. Half-day and full-day sessions.

The Play Group Theatre

1 N. Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains 914-946-4433 playgroup.org; info@playgroup.org At The Play Group Theatre®, we challenge the imagination, nurture the creative soul, and inspire children and teens to reach for what they might have thought impossible. We offer professional-quality training in a one-of-a-kind family atmosphere in the spring, summer, and fall. With seven different programs, Summer Theatre is designed for young actors with every level of experience, ages 4-17. Our conservatory-style camp is located in its own air-conditioned performing arts complex, which includes two theaters, rehearsal studios, and scenic and costume shops. Register now: 914-946-4433 or playgroup.org.

Port Sailing Camp

22 Pelham Road, New Rochelle 914-355-5400 portsailing.com; info@portsailing.com For more than 14 years, Port Sailing School has offered our two-week Junior Sailing Camp for novice and experienced sailors, all closely supervised by certified instructors. Spend the summer on the Long Island Sound learning to sail on our 23-foot Sonars and Optimists boats. Full-day program from 9am-4pm for ages 8-16 and half-day program for kids ages 8-10. Students are grouped by experience to learn rules of racing, plotting courses, reading charts, and anchoring. Our CIT program welcomes students age 15 and older with three years of prior sailing experience.

Purchase College Learn-to-Swim Program

J. Brian Hansbury, director 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 914-251-5938 purchasecollegeathletics.com/ sports/2011/6/14/GEN_0614112216.aspx john.hansbury@purchase.edu Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes (6 months and older), and specialty

programs including adult lessons, springboard diving, snorkeling classes, and private and semi-private lessons. New this year is Artistic Swimming: An Intro to Synchronized Swimming. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Winter and spring classes run Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Our swim team clinic runs for 12 weeks. There are five summer intensive programs beginning in mid-June. Register now!

Studio B Dance Center

277 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester 914-793-2799 studiobdance.com Daily and weekly camps available to pick and choose individual days or weeks to dance, play, and create! Learn different dance styles, dive into amazing art projects, and interact with peers. Saturday and weekday summer classes are available as well. The beautiful new facility features one-way viewing windows into all three spacious studios, two comfortable waiting rooms, and convenient sibling classes, which allow parents to enjoy watching two or more siblings dance at the same time. For ages 2 and older.

Sylvan Learning Centers - Westchester

Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville 850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville 914-237-4396 sylvanlearning.com/bronxville bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains 180 S. Broadway, White Plains 914-948-4116 sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains sylvan4202@msn.com Avoid summer learning loss at Sylvan! Summer academic camps, STEM classes, and personal tutoring programs will boost your child’s confidence and enhance academic skills. Keep your child’s mind growing over the summer with Reading, Math, Writing, or Study Skills camps, plus STEM classes in Robotics and Coding. Summer programs are offered for students entering kindergarten-ninth grades. Space is limited. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains. Call Sylvan today for details and to reserve your space. Bronxville: 914-2374396; White Plains: 914-948-4116.

Westchester County Parks Sports Camps and Programs

914-231-4673 westchestergov.com/parks Whether your youngster is a nature enthusiast, an aspiring musician, or a sports hound, Westchester County Parks’ popular summer camps offer something for kids of all ages and interests. Boys and girls can develop their skills in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, or volleyball, or learn about their natural environment or favorite musical instrument. Sessions begin in late June or early July. Complete information on hours and session dates, along with brochures and applications, can be found at westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-231-4500.

Our 12th Summer NOW OPEN in both New Rochelle & Port Washington Full Day & Half Day Sailing Camps Spend the summer on the Long Island Sound learning how to sail.

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Full Day Program: 9am – 4pm for Ages 8 to 16 Half Day Little Skippers Program: 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm Ages 8 to 10 Counselor in Training (CIT) Program: Ages 15 and Older

Portsailing.com • 914-355-5400 • 22 Pelham Rd New Rochelle

Teatown Summer Camp is where kids unplug, disconnect, and have a wild time! Teatown Camp brings kids outside to learn about and explore the natural world in our 1,000-acre preserve. We spend our days learning by exploring, discovering new things about ourselves, each other and the earth, and developing friendships and respect for all living things.

Jun 25—Aug 17, ages 4—14 Register at teatown.org 1600 Spring Valley Rd Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 762-2912

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Classes ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT Eye Level Westchester

Eye Level of Rye Brook 27 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 914-933-0566, Piers MacDonald Eye Level of Briarcliff 501 N. State Road, Briarcliff 914-741-0407, Margaret Mak myeyelevel.com Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic advancement, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-14. Our instructors tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the student. With ongoing guidance, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Our benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

The Nurtury Montessori School

914-632-6200 thenurtury-montessori.com info@thenurtury-montessori.com Nurtury offers an enriching after-school program for kindergarten and first-grade students, with reliable daily transportation from your child’s elementary school (Pelham, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, and Harrison). From 3-6:30pm, we provide a warm after-school environment supervised by our very own Nurtury staff members. After-care activities will include outdoor play and/or indoor movement time. Children will take part in one special per day: Rhodes Piano Method, Montessori Spanish, Cooking Class with Chef Alex, Children’s School of Yoga, and our newest special called Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching for Kids.

ART Clay Art Center

40 Beech St., Port Chester 914-937-2047 Kelly O’Sullivan, youth director clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes mail@clayartcenter.org Spin It! Youth classes for children and teens at the Clay Art Center are offered weekly from September-June. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem-solving skills and build confi-

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dence while making new friends and having fun. Hand-building classes are offered for ages 6-9, wheel-throwing classes are offered for children ages 10-17. Taught by professional ceramic artists who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

Westchester Community College Center for the Arts

198 Central Ave., White Plains 914-606-7500 sunywcc.edu/arts arts@sunywcc.edu Join our community! We offer a wide variety of Community Education courses for all ages that enrich lives and forge friendships. At Center for the Arts, students can meet like-minded individuals as they learn artistic techniques and hone their skills. A diverse array of Community Education classes are offered every semester including drawing, painting, photography, jewelry making, pottery, and printmaking. Please visit us any time, we are located at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Call for our free brochure at 914-606-7500.

COOKING Amy Rosen Cooking by Design

917-903-1451 amyrosencookingbydesign.com amyrosencookingbydesign@gmail.com Is your child interested in exploring the culinary arts? With Amy Rosen, they will be able to chop, sauté, cook, bake, and platter many delicious dishes. With her enthusiastic and fun personality, Amy makes cooking and learning easy. She can cater to your family’s dietary needs and has many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian delights. Your child’s cooking experience will be hands-on. From making appetizers and sauces, to main dishes and desserts, your child will be fully involved in the process, and you and your family will have the benefit of a homemade meal.

DANCE Central Park Dance

450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-723-2940 centralparkdance.com centralparkdance@gmail.com Central Park Dance offers more than 200 classes a week, all levels, for children and adults. Popular

classes include Lyrical and Acro-Jazz. Central Park Dance also has a preschool program, regarded as one of finest in the area, introducing children as young as age 2 to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. Central Park Dance Summer Camp has a reputation for being a rewarding dance experience for more than 30 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Voted Best of Westchester 2013!

Dance Cavise Studios

273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck 914-381-5222 dancecavise.com joe@dancecavise.com jamie@dancecavise.com fancyd@optonline.net Described in the New York Times as “setting higher standards in dance education,” Dance Cavise offers all dance disciplines, all levels, for all ages including Tiny Tots (ages 2-4). Broadway veteran Joe Cavise heads a staff of more than 20 professionals from New York City and Westchester. The studio is known for promoting strong technique in a non-recital-oriented, education-driven program. Summer Performing Arts Camp and birthday parties are offered. Dance Cavise is home to Off Center Dance Theatre, a nonprofit organization with dual missions of dance performance and community outreach.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, refer a friend discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

Logrea Dance Academy

2 Dale Ave., Ossining 914-941-2939 logreadance.com Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potential, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

216 Central Park Ave., White Plains Church of St. Mary the Virgin, South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua 914-328-1900 steffinossen.org Since 1937, Westchester’s dance destination! Our faculty—college dance graduates with performance experience—transmits the joy and discipline of dance


with warmth and enthusiasm. Our dance classes develop creativity, technique, and proper body alignment. Classes include modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, classical story ballet, and Moving Wheels and Heels adaptive dance. Live music! Dance birthday parties arranged at our studio or your home, based on your child’s special interests and theme ideas.

Studio B Dance Center

277 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester 914-793-2799 studiobdance.com Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. Its well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as age 2. Students develop important social skills such as listening carefully, following directions, and interacting with others, while dancing to age-appropriate music. Studio B Dance Center continues to respond to families’ needs with convenient scheduling options and a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro and tumbling, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their informative website.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE French-American School of New York (FASNY)

Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale 914-250-0521 Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont 914-250-0469 Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck 914-250-0451 fasny.org The French-American School of New York, a coeducational day school for children in nursery through 12th grade, offers a dual curriculum in French and English, combining the strengths of both the French educational system and the best U.S. independent schools. Bilingualism is at the core of the FASNY experience with students graduating with the French Baccalaureate and a high school diploma. Give your child the ability to play, write, read, sing, act, raise questions, and make friends in two languages!

German International School New York (GIS)

50 Partridge Road, White Plains 914-948-6513 gisny.org/RelId/606440/ISvars/default/Home.htm admissions@gisny.org German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities. We are a vibrant, pre-K through 12th grade independent day school. Established in 1980, our German-English bilingual curriculum and our international community of children cultivate students of exceptional character who are open to the world. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur. Visit us at an open house or contact us to schedule a private tour.

Mandarin Discovery Preschool

515 North St., White Plains 914-351-6788 mandarindiscov.org; shanshanli@mandarindiscov.org Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer preschool classes, Chinese culture classes, tutoring services, and Mommy and Me classes. We also offer classes and tutoring to adults. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them to learn Mandarin as early as possible. Children will use their fluency in Mandarin to build a bright future!

For adults, we provide an opportunity to help them reach their personal goals in learning Mandarin.

MOMMY & ME Starlight Starbright Music

78 Garth Road, Scarsdale 914-924-0995 slsbmusic.com; jackie@slsbmusic.com Do you know that all children are musical? Find out what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child in our parent-child Music Together classes, for children from birth through kindergarten accompanied by an adult caregiver! We also offer Uke U, a mommy-and-me ukulele class for children ages 3-6. For more information and to register, visit slsbmusic.com. We hope to see you soon!

MUSIC Hoff-Barthelson Music School

25 School Lane, Scarsdale 914-723-1169 goo.gl/8mX6sZ; hb@hbms.org Westchester’s premier Community Music School. Early Childhood, kindergarten to 12th, Suzuki, adult, jazz, and summer programs. Whatever a student’s age or level of interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings and expert faculty provide a world-class music education, personally tailored to specific passions and goals, in a warm and welcoming environment. Students not only receive weekly private lessons, but also musicianship classes, ensemble instruction, and numerous performance and practice opportunities with accompaniment. This all-encompassing approach catalyzes learning, enabling students to fulfill their potential. It is what sets Hoff-Barthelson apart from other music schools.

Music Conservatory of Westchester

216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-761-3900 musicconservatory.org Music Conservatory of Westchester provides quality music education for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, with 1-on-1 instruction, performing ensembles, theory, composition, early childhood classes, lifelong learning for adults, and free community performances. Our esteemed faculty, artists in their own right, help to enrich the lives of more than 2,500 students each year from ages 4 months to 80 years. Our Scholarship Program for low-income students and our Music Therapy Program for individuals with disabilities ensure access for all.

Musical Munchkins

167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe 914-771-7000 musicalmunchkins.com Musical Munchkins, Westchester’s original music program, is 36 years strong! Some programs merely entertain. We build strong minds and actually lead your child to create and love music from the ages of 6 months through 4 years. The coolest of drums, instruments, and music from around the globe, rhythm-movement games, inventive props and visuals, and puppets for animal songs captivate and inspire children to create music with us. Our nurturing, experienced teachers capture hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Check out our locations and schedule a free trial class.

Starlight Starbright Music

78 Garth Road, Scarsdale 914-924-0995 slsbmusic.com jackie@slsbmusic.com Do you know that all children are musical? Find out what you can do to nurture the musical growth of

your child in our parent-child Music Together classes, for children from birth through kindergarten accompanied by an adult caregiver! We also offer Uke U, a mommy-and-me ukulele class for children ages 3-6. For more information and to register, visit slsbmusic.com. We hope to see you soon!

THEATER Artistree Performing Arts

114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck 914-835-2200 artistreearts.com heather@artistreearts.com Artistree Performing Arts is a performing arts studio offering classes for children, newborn to 18. We strive to foster a community of performers who can build confidence and friendships in a supportive and engaging environment. Artistree offers everything from Broadway and rock music classes for babies, preschool performing classes, and after-school classes in acting, film, and musical theater to performance workshops for middle and high school students. Whether your child is on a pre-professional track or just loves to sing and dance, we have the class or workshop to fit their needs.

Curtain Call Inc.

1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 203-329-8207 x16 curtaincallinc.com Curtain Call Inc., Stamford’s longest-running nonprofit theater, provides year-round, live performances and theater arts classes. Ages 5 through adult can enjoy after-school, evening, and weekend workshops in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theater, Broadway tap, and Shakespeare. Full-day vacation programs are offered for ages 6-16. Teaching artists provide a nurturing, creative environment for students of diverse experience and backgrounds. We can also design a workshop for your before- or after-school program, business, or civic group. Call 203-3298207 x16 or visit curtaincallinc.com. “Where Acting Out is encouraged!”

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

The Play Group Theatre

1 N. Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains 914-946-4433 playgroup.org info@playgroup.org At The Play Group Theatre®, we challenge the imagination, nurture the creative soul, and inspire children and teens to reach for what they might have thought impossible. We offer professional-quality training in a one-of-a-kind family atmosphere in the spring, summer, and fall. With seven different programs, Summer Theatre is designed for young actors with every level of experience, ages 4-17. Our conservatory-style camp is located in its own air-conditioned performing arts complex, which includes two theaters, rehearsal studios, and scenic and costume shops. Register now!

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Education DAY CARE & CHILD CARE All Aboard Childcare Education Centers

All Aboard on-the-Hudson 255 North Highland Ave., Ossining 914-923-1700 All Aboard at Valhalla 400 Columbus Ave., Valhalla 914-741-1500 allaboardchildcare.com All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996, provide a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards. Degreed and certified staff, nutritious meals, and many enrichment programs round out this quality educational program. Best of Westchester in Childcare 2014.

Ann and Andy Child Care

2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford 914-592-3027 annandandychildcare.com annandydca@aol.com Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the Health Department. We offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. We also have a tween travel camp for ages 11-14. We offer customized schedules, individualized attention, and hot lunches daily, as well as barbecue Fridays. All buildings are air-conditioned. Come see how much we care, and become part of our family.

The Nurtury Montessori School

914-632-6200 thenurtury-montessori.com info@thenurtury-montessori.com The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori child care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, The Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori child care. Please call today for a tour: 914-632-6200.

PRESCHOOLS Alcott Montessori School

535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 914-693-4443 27 Crane Road, Scarsdale 914-472-4404 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale 914-725-7551 alcottschool.org Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment in which they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs. After-school enrichment classes are provided for children ages 3-5. Offerings include yoga, dance, mad science, super soccer stars, golf, karate,

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and Spanish. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5, meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road location. Call to arrange a tour.

Bet Torah Nursery School

60 Smith Ave., Mount Kisco 914-666-7595 bettorah.org nurseryschool@bettorah.org Bet Torah Nursery School programs are designed to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child through a child-centered curriculum with an emphasis on Jewish values. An outstanding, nurturing, and creative staff strives to provide opportunities for children to learn through play each day. The curriculum includes regularly scheduled visits by music, sign language, science, and movement specialists. Bet Torah Nursery School registration continues for the 2018-2019 school year for our Kitah Katan 18-month-old toddler separation program, as well as for our 2s, 3s, and 4s classes.

Congregation Kol Ami

252 Soundview Ave., White Plains 914-949-4717 nykolami.org Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child’s unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. Through rich and welcoming surroundings, complemented with consistent routines and exploratory play opportunities, we inspire children to grow at their own pace, realizing their full potential. Come feel the warm sense of community here at Early Childhood Program of Congregation Kol Ami.

The Goddard School

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1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-1390 goddardschool.com The Goddard School® teachers nurture the healthy development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, and encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School® offers families the benefit of on-site owners and education directors who provide dependable management and open communication. Corporate quality assurance, accredited professional development, and an individualized program for each child are just a few of the ways that Goddard is defining child care.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

Mandarin Discovery Preschool

515 North St., White Plains 914-351-6788 mandarindiscov.org shanshanli@mandarindiscov.org Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer preschool classes, Chinese culture classes, tutoring services, and Mommy and Me classes. We also offer classes and tutoring to adults. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them to learn Mandarin as early as possible. Children will use their fluency in Mandarin to build a bright future! For adults, we provide an opportunity to help them reach their personal goals in learning Mandarin.

Mazel Tots Early Childhood Program at Scarsdale Synagogue

2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale 914-723-3001 bit.ly/metrosummer mazeltots@sstte.org Scarsdale Synagogue’s Early Childhood Program, Mazel Tots®, provides a warm, stimulating environment, encouraging children’s growth socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We feature developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun, and friendly. We offer varied experiences including sports, games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, and art. Spiritual growth is enriched by learning about Jewish holidays and values. We have two playgrounds, a garden, and a fully equipped indoor play space. Our program serves newborns through children kindergarten-bound. For information, contact Jody Glassman: 914-723-3001, mazeltots@sstte.org; or our website: bit.ly/1UmKCXg.

Torbank Community Nursery School

108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining 914-941-1563 torbanknurseryschool.com Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment. We believe the way your child will learn and grow will help them have the happiest possible year.

Westchester Jewish Center Early Childhood Center

Palmer and Rockland avenues, Mamaroneck (Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes.) 914-698-2767 wjcenter.org WJC’s Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center accepts preschoolers ages 2-5, and offers a co-teach model pre-kindergarten. Our school supports children’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth—all in the context of a caring environment. Children receive a solid Jewish foundation including holiday celebrations and community and classroom Shabbat experiences. Structured days offered in newly renovated classrooms and nature-inspired playground. Small student-to-teacher ratio assures individualized attention. Extended day with special electives such as Dance and Drum, Art, Taekwondo, Fenom Fitness, and Mad Science.


PRIVATE SCHOOLS French-American School of New York (FASNY)

Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale 914-250-0521 Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont 914-250-0469 Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck 914-250-0451 fasny.org The French-American School of New York, a coeducational day school for children in nursery through 12th grade, offers a dual curriculum in French and English, combining the strengths of both the French educational system and the best U.S. independent schools. Bilingualism is at the core of the FASNY experience with students graduating with the French Baccalaureate and a high school diploma. Give your child the ability to play, write, read, sing, act, raise questions, and make friends in two languages!

German International School New York (GIS)

50 Partridge Road, White Plains 914-948-6513 gisny.org admissions@gisny.org German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities. We are a vibrant, pre-K through 12th grade independent day school. Established in 1980, our German-English bilingual curriculum and our international community of children cultivate students of exceptional character who are open to the world. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur. Visit us at an open house or contact us to schedule a private tour.

Green Meadow Waldorf School

307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge 845-356-2514 gmws.org Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge offers Parent and Child classes for babies and toddlers age 3 and younger; serves children from nursery to 12th grade; and also runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with approximately 375 students. Green Meadow students go on to top colleges and fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Visit gmws. org to see how we are transforming education.

Hudson Country Montessori School

Ms. Neeru Bhambree director of education 340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle 914-636-6202 hudsoncountry.org Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, and working with materials with a purposeful design in a calm atmosphere, fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children ages 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

The Milestone School

70 W. Broad St., Mount Vernon 914-667-3478 themilestoneschool.com Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important,” The Milestone School is an independent,

non-sectarian, nursery through fourth grade school. Celebrating 35 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including chess, music, Spanish, yoga, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

Soundview Preparatory School

370 Underhill Ave., Yorktown Heights 914-962-2780 soundviewprep.org Soundview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory school for sixth to 12th grades, situated on a 13-acre pastoral campus in Yorktown Heights. Small class sizes embody the school’s belief that students best develop academic skills, self-esteem, and leadership when teachers can get to know the learning style and interests of each student. College acceptances include Bard, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Haverford, NYU, Oberlin, RISD, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, and Williams.

Thornton-Donovan School

100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle 914-632-8836 td.edu Thornton-Donovan School, located in the heart of New Rochelle’s Beechmont section, was founded in 1901. T-D is an independent, international, kindergarten to 12th, coed school that attracts students from 40 different countries, and teaches French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, German, and Japanese. T-D has pioneered international and thematic education for decades, recently focusing on Italy, Argentina, and Alaska. Call or visit online to learn about T-D and its 40 sister schools worldwide.

SPECIAL NEEDS Dicker Reading Center of Westchester

75 Brook St., Scarsdale 914-472-0600 dickerreading.com Our revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed with a learning disability, dyslexia, ADD, or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, they will accomplish three to six years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. More than 10,000 children from preschool to 12th grade have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child’s grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as he or she learns to love reading and school.

Easter Seals New York Project Explore

70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla 914-328-1578 eastersealsny.org We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

Otto Specht School

260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge 845-352-5020 x130 ottospechtschool.org info@ottospecht.org At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child’s path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We have looked beyond both typical and special educational models to provide an extraordinary education to those who need it most. We offer kindergarten, first-eighth grades, high school (with the opportunity to earn a diploma), High School Practical Life Skills (certificate program), and Transitional Life Skills (post-secondary program).

TUTORS & TEST PREP Eye Level Westchester

Eye Level of Rye Brook 27 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 914-933-0566, Piers MacDonald Eye Level of Briarcliff 501 N. State Road, Briarcliff 914-741-0407, Margaret Mak myeyelevel.com Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic advancement, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-14. Our instructors tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the student. With ongoing guidance, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.

Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy

914-715-4268; 203-628-7305 speechlanguageliteracy.com info@pslls.com Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy has been working with children for more than 30 years. The family is at the heart of our practice. We provide world class speech and language services to help children and young adults with all forms of communication challenges. We always keep in mind the circle of learning from spoken to written language (receptive language, expressive language, social language, reading, and writing) so they evolve into lifelong learners.

Sylvan Learning Centers - Westchester

Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville 850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville 914-237-4396 sylvanlearning.com/bronxville bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains 180 S. Broadway, White Plains 914-948-4116 sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains sylvan4202@msn.com Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for kindergarten to 12th students, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills and test prep, and STEM classes in robotics and coding. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach combines certified teachers delivering personalized instruction using curriculum aligned with common core standards, and the latest iPad® technology. Sylvan also offers Sylvan Prep SAT® and ACT® courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.

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Food & Health DENTISTS & DENTAL PROVIDERS Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, P.L.L.C.

222 Westchester Ave., Suite 402, White Plains 914-618-5134 359 E. Main St., Suite 3H, Mount Kisco 914-618-5134 westchesterendo.com Here at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, we treat each patient in a safe and comfortable manner while performing root canal therapy and endodontic microsurgery with the highest quality of care. We have a specialized sedation center to meet the needs of our patients, children and adults, including those with special needs. Some patients may require nitrous oxide during their root canal therapy while others need general anesthesia with our board-certified anesthesiologist. When you or your child needs a root canal, who sees you first makes all the difference.

Briarcliff Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Renuka Bijoor

325 S. Highland Ave., Briarcliff Manor 914-762-4151 briarcliffpediatricdentistry.com The most amazing laser technology in our office has changed the way your children receive dental care. No more shots! No prolonged, high-pitched sounds and vibrations of the drill! Cavities can now be treated with such ease in no time. Treating tongue-ties and lip-ties with the laser have helped many moms who have difficulty with breast-feeding. We now have extended hours and accept most major insurance. Please call for a free consult.

Caring for Kids Dr. Ivis Getz

140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle 914-355-2265 caringpediatricdentistry.com caringpediatricdentistry@gmail.com Dr. Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.

Main Street Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Penny Resnick-Graulich

115 Main St., Suite 302, Tuckahoe 914-633-4440 mainstreetpediatricdentistry.com; drpennydds@aol.com Dr. Penny Resnick-Graulich has been practicing children’s dentistry in Westchester for more than 25 years. Dr. Penny and her amazing staff pride themselves on making the entire dental experience a positive one for children, infants through teens, and their parents. They help anxious children feel secure during dental treatment and make every patient feel calm, confident, and comfortable, while promoting optimal oral health care. Special attention is given to those children with special medical, physical, or emotional needs. Their goal is to make your child an expert in preventative dentistry.

DOCTORS & MEDICAL PROVIDERS Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester, P.C. Drs. Susan Meisler, Hilary Smith, Lisa Mandelker, Debra Etelson

145 Huguenot St., Suite 200, New Rochelle 914-235-1400 pasw4kids.com Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester provides quality, comprehensive health care for ages newborn to 21. We are recognized at the highest level of distinction by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home practice. Our physicians are affiliated with Montefiore New Rochelle and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Children’s Hospital. We accommodate same-day sick visits, have extended hours weeknights, and Saturday morning hours. To learn more about our practice and physicians, please visit our website, pasw4kids.com, and Facebook, facebook.com/pasw4kids.

Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy

914-715-4268; 203-628-7305 speechlanguageliteracy.com; info@pslls.com Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy has been working with children for more than 30 years. The family is at the heart of our practice. We provide world class speech and language services to help children and young adults with all forms of communication challenges. We always keep in mind the circle of learning from spoken to written language (receptive language, expressive language, social language, reading, and writing) so they evolve into lifelong learners.

Scarsdale Medical Group – Pediatrics

600 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 301, Harrison 914-989-1111 scarsdalemedical.com/pediatrics At Scarsdale Medical Group, we take pride in caring for your children. We understand their health is your top priority. It’s our number-one priority, too, which is why we are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date, high-quality pediatric care from newborn through 21 years. We offer a full range of pediatric services: well exams with screenings, same-day sick visits (appointment only), newborn hospital care, preventive medicine, care for acute and chronic illness, vaccinations, sports and camp physicals, and physicians on call 24-hours. Visit scarsdalemedical.com/pediatrics.

LICE Lice Clinics of America - Westchester

9 Freight Way, Scarsdale 914-996-4315 liceclinicswestchester.com Sending the kids to camp this summer? Before your child heads off for a fun summer, make sure he or she gets checked for lice. Lice Clinics of America will remove lice in just one hour! All lice and eggs—even Super Lice—are eliminated in a single, 1-hour treatment. No need for you or your child to sit still for 2-3 hours of combing or to return for additional visits. Kids love us! Our treatments are very affordable, starting as low as $99, and never more than $199. No toxic chemicals! Call us 24/7 at 914-996-4315. Appointments available seven days a week; we can even handle your after-hours emergency!

THERAPY & COUNSELORS The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders Inc.

646-831-0378 icawestchester@gmail.com The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders Inc. was founded in 2000. With offices in Riverhead, Melville, and White Plains, ICA’s mission is to provide state-of-the-science consultation directly to students, their families, and the school districts and community agencies that serve them. Presently, ICA is working with the majority of school districts on Long Island, and several in Westchester County, providing technical assistance and training to administrators, educators, and related staff. For more information, contact Eric Frantino at icawestchester@gmail.com or 646-831-0378.

Cooking Party For Kids

• Cupcake Wars • Pizza Creations • Chocolate melting/molding/decorating • Chopped Style Parties

Amy Rosen Cooking Coach Book a party at 917-903-1451

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Institute for Children With Autism & Related Disorders

FALL PROGRAM

School Consultation

Offering ongoing training and support to school staff and district personnel on the principles of applied behavior analysis and the hands-on implementation of positive behavior supports. We collaborate with school personnel to guide the functional behavior assessment process and develop behavior intervention plans in compliance with New York State regulations.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1973 Experienced Teachers • Serving Children 2 months–14 years • Field Trips

Parent Counseling & Training

With the goal of creating successful, positive, long lasting behavior change across environments, we gladly support families in the home and community settings.

• Stimulating Environment • Flexible Schedules

Who We Are

• Beautiful Campus Setting

With offices throughout Long Island and Westchester, we are a group of experienced, board certified, and New York State licensed behavior analysts providing high quality behavioral guidance to school districts in the greater metropolitan area since 2000.

Please contact Eric Frantino at ICAWestchester@gmail.com for more details about these and our other services.

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• Comprehensive Care from Birth to Age 21 • State of the Art Pediatric Office • Convenient on-site parking • Spacious child-friendly waiting area • Extended evening & weekend office hours • Most Insurances Accepted

Susan Meisler, M.D. • Hilary Smith, M.D. Lisa Mandelker, D.O. • Debra Etelson, M.D.

Discover the joy of making music together with your family!

145 Huguenot St., Suite 200 New Rochelle, NY www.pasw4kids.com • 914.235.1400

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Sports FITNESS Future Stars Summer Camps - Purchase College

Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 914-273-8500 fscamps.com Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June-August. Campers can choose and combine weeks from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Multi-sports, Field hockey, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Magic, Softball, Diving, Horseback Riding, Swim, Academic, STEM Education, and Rising Stars (children going into kindergarten or first grade). Our staff is a highly trained team of professionals, and limited enrollment ensures they get to know each camper’s individual needs. Supervised swimming is included, as is instructional swim for Rising Stars. Lunch option, door-to-door transportation from Manhattan and Westchester.

Westchester County Parks Sports Camps and Programs

914-231-4673 westchestergov.com/parks Boys and girls can develop their skills in the sport of their choice with the Perfect Pitch and Swing baseball camp at V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley, the Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp held at your choice of the six Westchester County-owned golf courses, and the Slam Dunk Basketball Camp and the Girls’ Volleyball camp, held indoors in the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Sessions begin in late June or early July. Complete information on hours and session dates, along with brochures and applications, can be found at westchestergov.com/parks.

White Plains Family YMCA

250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-949-8030 whiteplains.ymca-cnw.org hbell@ymca-cnw.org zswierat@ymca-cnw.org mlozada@ymca-cnw.org Serving the families of our community has always been at the heart of the Y. With a White Plains Family YMCA membership, more than 20 youth classes (starting at age 3) are now included as well as more than 60 adult classes. We offer family swim five days a week, free babysitting while you work out, plus summer camp and child care. Family. Fitness. Fun. We have a membership for your family.

GOLF Golf Camps at the Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy

Located at the Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook 800-733-1653 spearmanjuniorgolf.com joanna@spearmangolfacademy.com The premier junior golf program in New York. Programs held daily year-round for beginners to the most experienced players. Looking for a program that will prepare your junior for college golf? Look no further. Special Pewee programs

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also offered several days a week. An extensive summer camp program runs by the week from June 4 all the way till Aug. 30. Check out the website spearmanjuniorgolf.com or call a Joanna at 800-733-1653 for more information and to find the match for your junior golfer.

GYMNASTICS & CHEERLEADING GymCats Gymnastics and Birthday Party Center

Alyssa Fay, gymnastics and birthday party director 1 Odell Plaza, at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers 914-965-7676 gymcats.net We are famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic, interactive staff will have partygoers laughing and yelling as they swing on rings, jump, bounce, climb, and roll through our super obstacle course. Not to mention foam-filled pits, trampolines, an air castle, climbing ropes, and a giant inflatable slide, that make your child’s party a memorable one. Call for more information about parties, gymnastics classes, private lessons, cheerleading, camps, or events.

ISG Gymnastics

Annie Pipia and Joann Distler, directors 151 Crotona Ave., Harrison 914-835-0010 isggymnastics.com Gymnastics classes, summer camp, cheerleading tumbling, birthday parties—ISG has got it all! From babies-teenagers, beginner-advanced, we have the program that’s right for you! You’ll flip over this professional facility with certified instructors for all levels. And ISG is a fun-filled, unique way to celebrate a birthday complete with trampoline, balance beams, bars, vault, tumbling, and air castle. All ages, 1 through teens. Age-appropriate program and equipment. Fun for all!

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

HORSEBACK RIDING Chicory Meadow Farm

76 Jack Road, Cortlandt Manor 914-737-7814 chicorymeadowfarm.com vwdigger@aol.com A horse-lover’s dream. We are proudly offering our 14th annual season of Summer Riding Camp. Our weekly horsemanship program uses a hands-

on approach to teach daily horse care, horse management, and riding skills. Campers leave our fun program with a better understanding and knowledge of what it is like to be an equestrian. Sign up for one week or multiple weeks. For more information, call 914-737-7814 or visit chicorymeadowfarm.com.

ICE-SKATING & ICE HOCKEY Hommocks Park Ice Rink

Boston Post Road and Weaver Street, Larchmont 914-834-1069 hommocksparkicerink.org Mamaroneck’s enclosed Hommocks Park Ice Skating Rink offers public skating sessions daily except Wednesday. Extended operating hours during school vacations. Learn to skate or sharpen your skills with our skating school; skating lessons available for ages 4 to adult. Our distinguished figure skating school includes lessons and competitions for all skill levels. House hockey program for ages 5-12 provides USA-certified instruction, basic hockey strategy, and league play. Special events include Skate with Santa and Winter Festival. Ask about our birthday party programs. Open Sept. 29, 2018-June 16, 2019.

MARTIAL ARTS JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

MULTI-SPORT PROGRAMS Chelsea Piers Connecticut

1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT Camps: 203-989-1004 chelseapiersct.com/camp info@chelseapiersct.com Chelsea Piers Summer Sports Camps offer full- and half-day camps for kids ages 3-18 in a wide variety of sports from June 18-Aug. 31. Campers can choose Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Ninja and Parkour, Hockey, Ice-Skating, Squash, Tennis, Swimming, Gymnastics, Dance, Lacrosse, or Multi-Sport full-day camps. Half-day camps for ages 2-6, and elite training camps for competitive athletes are also available. Bus transportation now available from Pelham, Mamaroneck, and Rye from July 2-Aug. 24.

The Inn at East Hill Farm

460 Monadnock St., Troy, NH 800-242-6495


east-hill-farm.com info@east-hill-farm.com The Inn at East Hill Farm is an award-winning family farm vacation resort that is open yearround. Guests enjoy hands-on time with farm animals, milking the cow or goat, collecting chicken eggs, horseback riding, patting the bunnies, making butter and cheese, and helping with barn chores. Resort amenities include a children’s recreation program, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hiking, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball, water-skiing (July and August only), boating, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sledding, and ice-skating. Rates include three home-cooked meals daily, and a bottomless cookie jar!

Pine Brook Fitness

130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle 914-636-1019 pinebrookfitness.com Pine Brook Fitness, awarded as Westchester’s Best Multi-Sport Family Fitness Facility, provides a fitness experience for you and your family to have fun, improve your skills, and test your limits in a safe, friendly, and rewarding atmosphere. We are home to the New Rochelle Racquet Club, The Rock Club, and The Studios, offering tennis, rock climbing, specialized fitness classes, and personal training. We offer a variety of programs for children and adults, hold annual summer vacation camps, and provide an exciting venue for birthday parties and bar or bat mitzvahs.

SWIMMING & WATER SPORTS Fin 2 Swim

858-539-3209 fin2swim.com info@fin2swim.com Can your child “really” swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won’t put her head under water? Does he run and jump in without knowing how to save himself? Let us help you! One-on-1 private lessons will have your child swimming independently from one side of the pool to the other in approximately six weeks. Don’t miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July, and in the Hamptons in August. Call now to reserve your time slot.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale 914-472-3300 jccmw.org The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families, which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

Port Sailing Camp

22 Pelham Road, New Rochelle 914-355-5400 portsailing.com info@portsailing.com For more than 14 years, Port Sailing School has offered our two-week Junior Sailing Camp for novice and experienced sailors, all closely supervised by certified instructors. Spend the summer on the Long Island Sound learning to sail on our 23-foot Sonars and Optimists boats. Full-day program from 9am-4pm for ages 8-16 and half-day program for kids ages 8-10. Students are grouped by experience to learn rules of racing, plotting courses, reading charts, and anchoring. Our CIT program welcomes students age 15 and older with three years of prior sailing experience.

Purchase College Learn-to-Swim Program

J. Brian Hansbury, director 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 914-251-5938 purchasecollegeathletics.com/sports/2011/6/14/ GEN_0614112216.aspx john.hansbury@purchase.edu Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes (6 months and older), and specialty programs including adult lessons, springboard diving, snorkeling classes, and private and semi-private lessons. New this year is Artistic Swimming: An Intro to Synchronized Swim-

ming. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Winter and spring classes run Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Our swim team clinic runs for 12 weeks. There are five summer intensive programs beginning in mid-June. Register now!

TENNIS Pedigree Ski Shop

355 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-948-2995 373 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-948-5111 532 N. Bedford Road, Bedford Hills 914-244-8960 350 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 203-324-2200 pedigreeskishop.com info@pedigreeskishop.com Pedigree Ski Shop is dedicated to serving you as an individual customer and not as just another number. We offer a wide range of gear and clothing to suit your tennis, snowboarding, skiing, and swimming needs. You’ll find everything from ski jackets, snowboard jackets, and boots, to sunglasses and car rack systems in our store. Our inventory is carefully selected, with top-of-theline products from leading industry brands. We have physical locations and a website to serve you according to your personal preference and for your convenience.

Squire Camps Inc.

at Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale 914-328-3798 squirecamps.com squirecamps@gmail.com Celebrating our 44th year! Matt Davanzo operates Squire Advantage Camps, a distinctive camp for children in kindergarten-ninth grades at the Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale. Campers design their own custom schedules from more than 50 exciting courses including robotics, art, cooking, swimming, computers, photography, Legos, and sports. All courses are taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Squire also operates an All-Sports and Tennis Academy at Maria Regina High School. Hot lunch, T-shirt, early drop-off included. Transportation, extended day, and three-, four-, or seven-week sessions available.

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Special Needs CLASSES & FUN Green Chimneys

400 Doansburg Road, Brewster 845-279-2995 33 Clearpool Road, Carmel 845-225-8226 greenchimneys.org Green Chimneys School is designed for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational environment and require a highly structured and supportive setting. An enriched curriculum on two campuses (Brewster and Carmel) incorporates innovative and therapeutic programming in an experiential learning environment to promote academic, social, and emotional success. Serving kindergarten to 12th grades. School district and private referrals accepted.

Otto Specht School – Practical Arts Program

260 Hungry Hollow Road, Spring Valley 845-352-5020 x130 ottospechtschool.org; info@ottospecht.org In addition to our full-time programs serving students in kindergarten to 12th grade and post-secondary students, we offer part-time Practical Arts (ninth to 12th grades), summer, and after-school programming. Our part-time program is for students receiving their academic programming from another school or at home who would benefit from handson, practical life skills such as farming and cooking, movement, and fine arts such as woodwork, painting, and fiber crafts. Summer programming includes farming, culinary skills, and arts and crafts for kindergarten to 12th grades and post-secondary students. After-school programs include Arrowsmith and farm-based educational programming.

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding

310 Peach Lake Road, Brewster 845-669-8235 pegasustr.org Pegasus Therapeutic Riding provides equine-assisted activities for people with special needs, veterans, and individuals at risk. We offer therapeutic horseback riding and unmounted programs to participants ages 4 and older. Diagnoses include, but are not limited to, autism, Down syndrome, PTSD, developmental delays, multiple sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, visual impairment, anxiety disorder, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury. Our main equestrian center is in Brewster. We have limited lesson opportunities

at regional chapters in Fairfield County. Visit pegasustr.org for info and links to our social media. PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.

Yale Child Study Center – Autism Research Program

40 Temple St., New Haven, CT 203-737-3439 medicine.yale.edu/lab/mcpartland; autism@yale.edu Do you have a child between 3 and 18 years of age? They can play an important role in research by participating in our study to help us learn about brain development. The McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as typically developing children. Participants will receive a clinical evaluation and report, as well as compensation up to $300. To learn more, contact Erin MacDonnell at autism@ yale.edu or 203-737-3439. HIC# 0303025065.

MEDICAL PROVIDERS & DENTISTS Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, P.L.L.C.

222 Westchester Ave., Suite 402, White Plains 914-618-5134 359 E. Main St., Suite 3H, Mount Kisco 914-618-5134 westchesterendo.com Children and adults with special needs can have unique issues when it comes to their oral health. They benefit most from seeing a dentist who specifically caters to these patients. At Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, we have a specialized sedation center to meet the needs of these patients. Some patients may require nitrous oxide during root canal therapy while others need general anesthesia with our board-certified anesthesiologist. Our goal is to treat each patient in a safe, comfortable manner while performing root canal therapy with the highest quality care.

Caring for Kids: Dr. Ivis Getz

140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle 914-355-2265 caringpediatricdentistry.com caringpediatricdentistry@gmail.com Dr. Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with

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warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders Inc.

646-831-0378 icawestchester@gmail.com The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders Inc. was founded in 2000. With offices in Riverhead, Melville, and White Plains, ICA’s mission is to provide state-of-the-science consultation directly to students, their families, and the school districts and community agencies that serve them. Presently, ICA is working with the majority of school districts on Long Island, and several in Westchester County, providing technical assistance and training to administrators, educators, and related staff. For more information, contact Eric Frantino at icawestchester@gmail.com or 646-831-0378.

THERAPY & COUNSELORS Body 4 Brain

11 Belden Ave., Norwalk, CT 1-917-353-2412 body4brain.com Body 4 Brain is introducing the Centerspring Program, a home-school alternative for children with sensory processing disorders. We are a physical therapy treatment program that is individually designed for each patient. Using a brain-based assessment and therapeutic treatment approach, we help individuals with sensorimotor processing disorders that are affecting academic, behavioral, and developmental skills, as well as children and adults with rehabilitation needs.

Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy

914-715-4268; 203-628-7305 speechlanguageliteracy.com; info@pslls.com Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy has been working with children for more than 30 years. The family is at the heart of our practice. We provide world class speech and language services to help children and young adults with all forms of communication challenges. We always keep in mind the circle of learning from spoken to written language (receptive language, expressive language, social language, reading, and writing) so they evolve into lifelong learners.


Do you have a child between 3 and 18 years of age? They can play an important role in research by participating in our study to help us learn about brain development.

The McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as typically developing children. Participants will receive a clinical evaluation and report, as well as compensation up to $300. To learn more, contact Erin MacDonnell at autism@yale.edu or (203) 737-3439.

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Family Activities AMUSEMENT PARKS & CAROUSELS Dutchess County Fair

Route 9, Rhinebeck dutchessfair.com The 173rd Dutchess County Fair, Aug. 21–26, is located on Route 9 in Rhinebeck. The fair is the second largest county fair in New York state and the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. The fairgrounds is an entertainment destination where you can enjoy big name talent, “thrill a minute” excitement at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, and free shows and attractions almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Advance discounts on admission, rides, and concerts can be found at dutchessfair.com.

Playland Amusement Park

Playland Parkway, Rye 914-813-7000 playlandpark.org Have some fun today! Playland features more than 50 rides and attractions, including the famous Dragon Coaster, and the ever-popular Kiddyland for the younger set. Strolling entertainers and musical revues entertain visitors throughout the day, and live concerts add to the fun on select summer evenings. Spectacular fireworks explode across the sky on Fridays in July and August. Close and easy to get to, located on Long Island Sound. A great place for a special birthday celebration—call or book online today.

Quassy Amusement and Waterpark

1-800-FOR-PARK (367-7275) quassy.com info@quassy.com Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, CT has the affordable family fun you have been looking for. For less than $30 you can ride all day and go to Splash Away Bay Water Park, home of the new Category Five Rapids Extreme Water Slides. Ride the award-winning Wooden Roller Coaster, spin high above the midway on FRANTIC, or conquer North America’s only Reverse Time thrill ride. Family rides include a Grand Carousel, train, and Crazy Cups. There is a redemption arcade, food, midway games, and live entertainment. Visit quassy.com.

INDOOR & OUTDOOR PLAY SPACES Ridge Hill

1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers 914-207-2900 ridgehill.com Ridge Hill is the best destination in Westchester to shop, dine, and play. Patterned on a classic downtown, this family-friendly outdoor center features a central Town Square and children’s play area. In addition to popular retailers, the center is home to Legoland® Discovery Center, a 12-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park, Whole Foods Market, and nine delicious restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory and Yard House. Located at Exit 6A off the NYS Thruway, Ridge Hill is accessible to the Westchester, Putnam, and NYC Metropolitan area. 380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford 914-592-2111 x2 sportimeusa.com Sportime USA is one of the biggest indoor fun centers in Westchester. You can experience tremendous fun in our 50,000-square-foot center. We have laser tag, a monster 4-D motion theater, rock climbing wall, Superfly Ride Thrill ride, ballocity arena, bumper cars, Himalaya coaster, mini twister, a soft adventure zone for little tykes, batting cages, more than 200 video and redemption games with a large prize counter, plus a restaurant. “Leave absolutely everything to us.” Ask about our private parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and sweet 16s. 100 Playland Parkway, Rye 914-421-5050 discoverwcm.org; info@discoverwcm.org Westchester Children’s Museum is a vibrant, interactive place for play and discovery. Our indoor, air-conditioned exhibit space overlooks the beach and Long Island Sound with ample parking. Exhibits and activities in our 6,500 square feet of galleries offer experiences in physics, science, art, craft, and design with places to climb, build, and explore for toddlers through age 12. We also offer daily programs for preschoolers through middle-schoolers. Check our calendar for updates! discoverwcm.org/calendar-2.

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914-533-7294; 212-645-9487 perryproductions.net; kperryennis@yahoo.com Make-A-Movie parties are for children ages 7-12. We have a selection of themes—Action/ Adventure (The Jewel of the Nile), Rock Video Awards, America’s Next Top Model, Wacky News, Detective Story, Intergalactic Rock Show, Wacky Olympics—or your child can write their own movie and we make an improvised script. All movies are improvised, so there is no dialogue to memorize. I shoot with an HD camera and then plug my camera up to your TV (or mine) to watch the movie.

TRAVEL & DESTINATIONS Crafts at Lyndhurst

Sportime USA

Westchester Children’s Museum

MOVIES & THEATER

artrider.com Crafts at Lyndhurst is a celebration of all things handmade. This shopping event showcases more than 275 modern American makers, artists, and craftspeople. In addition, it’s a fun day for the entire family with activities like interactive puppet theater, face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers, and demonstrations. This semi-annual event is held on the grounds of Lyndhurst, home to a neo-gothic mansion museum with on-going tours all weekend. Weekend pass: $12, $4 kids ages 6-16, free for children younger than 6. Rain or shine. Free parking. No dogs.

The Inn at East Hill Farm

460 Monadnock St., Troy, NH 800-242-6495 east-hill-farm.com; info@east-hill-farm.com The Inn at East Hill Farm is an award-winning family farm vacation resort that is open year-round. Guests enjoy hands-on time with farm animals, milking the cow or goat, collecting chicken eggs, horseback riding, patting the bunnies, making butter and cheese, and helping with barn chores. Resort amenities include a children’s recreation program, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hiking, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball, water-skiing (July and August only), boating, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sledding, and ice-skating. Rates include three home-cooked meals daily, and a bottomless cookie jar!

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583

K&A HOUSE OF BOUNCE • Themed Bouncers • Dunk Tanks • Super Wet Slides • Fun Food Machines • Year Round Service

Nursery School & Summer Programs

• Dry Slides • Backyard Parties • Festivals • School Functions • Competitive Prices

For Children 18 months through Age 5

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OUR PRESCHOOL

OUR CAMP

• Kids say: It was the best summer

• Educational and fun preschool

ever!

servicing the community for over 40 years

• Fun, local summer camp for kids

entering grades 1-9

• Year round program for kids

ages 3 to 5 with flexible hours (from 7:30am-6pm)

• Includes swimming, sports, arts &

• Includes snack and lunch

(meals lovingly prepared by Ladle of Love)

• Amazing Programs: math and

literacy, physical education, theatre, music, nutrition and gardening, science and nature and swimming

crafts, digital arts, game room, STEM program, Camp Olympics and Special Events (petting zoo, inflatable waterslides, trips to Playland, SplashDown & adventure ropes course)

• 4 week sessions

(from 9am to 4pm with early/late care available)

• Includes snack and lunch (meals

lovingly prepared by Ladle of Love)

DAILY SWIMMING LESSONS (on-premise pool) |  SPORTS |  HANDS-ON SCIENCE   TECHNOLOGY  |  MUSIC  |  DANCE  |  ARTS AND CRAFTS FIELD TRIPS AND MORE AGES                                   18 MONTHS - 12 YRS CAMP HOURS                         9:00AM - 4:00PM

For more information, please call 914-666-8069 or visit www.bgcnw.com

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Join A Musical Community Like No Other • Private & Group Lessons • Suzuki and Early Childhood Programs • All New Jazz, Rock & Pop Offerings • Music Therapy Programs • Scholarships for All Ages

NOW OPEN SUNDAYS!

REGISTER ANYTIME 914.761.3900 info@musiced.org musicconservatory.org 216 Central Ave. White Plains, NY 10606

Children's Swimming Progam Upcoming Sessions Session 2 (6/25-7/06) Session 3 (7/09-7/20) Session 4 (7/23-8/03) Session 5 (8/06-8/17) Adult Lessons (6/12-7/17) FALL INFO COMING IN AUGUST

Mondays—Thursdays 3:30pm or 4:30pm (8 classes) Level 1-6 Mon, Wed & Fri @ 9:30 am Parent/Child Class & Levels 1–3 (6 classes) Adult lessons are held on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

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Services

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SHOPPING

Affordables A quality children’s consignment store

10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry 914-627-9462 affordablechild.com We are a quality consignment store, offering children’s clothing, maternity clothes, baby equipment, and toys. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Thursday, 10am-6pm. We accept all major credit cards.

daily swimming • boys & girls ages 4-16 door to door transportation available

limited spaces, enroll early!

TENNIS • SOCCER • BASEBALL • BASKETBALL • FOOTBALL • LACROSSE • CHESS • RISING STARS DIVING • ACADEMIC • CHEERLEADING • FIELD HOCKEY • SWIM • HORSEBACK RIDING • MAGIC S.T.E.A.M. EDU • CIRCUS ARTS • VOLLEYBALL • SOFTBALL • MULTI-SPORTS • ADVENTURE

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Ridge Hill

Crafts at Lyndhurst

WEEKLY SESSIONS

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artrider.com Crafts at Lyndhurst is a celebration of all things handmade. This shopping event showcases more than 275 modern American makers, artists, and craftspeople. In addition, it’s a fun day for the entire family with activities like interactive puppet theater, face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers, and demonstrations. This semi-annual event is held on the grounds of Lyndhurst, home to a neo-gothic mansion museum with on-going tours all weekend. Weekend pass: $12, $4 kids ages 6-16, free for children younger than 6. Rain or shine. Free parking. No dogs.

Pedigree Ski Shop

Continuing Education

SUMMER 2018

We offer a wide range of gear and clothing to suit your snowboarding, skiing, tennis, and swimming needs. You’ll find everything from ski jackets, snowboard jackets and boots, to sunglasses and car rack systems in our store. Our inventory is carefully selected, with the top of the line products from leading industry brands. We have physical locations and a website to serve you according to your personal preference and for your convenience.

355 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-948-2995 373 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-948-5111 532 N. Bedford Road, Bedford Hills 914-244-8960 350 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 203-324-2200 pedigreeskishop.com info@pedigreeskishop.com Pedigree Ski Shop is dedicated to serving you as an individual customer and not as just another number.

1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers 914-207-2900 ridgehill.com Ridge Hill is the best destination in Westchester to shop, dine, and play. Patterned on a classic downtown, this family-friendly outdoor center features a central Town Square and children’s play area. In addition to popular retailers, the center is home to Legoland® Discovery Center, a 12-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park, Whole Foods Market, and nine delicious restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory and Yard House. Located at Exit 6A off the NYS Thruway, Ridge Hill is accessible to the Westchester, Putnam, and NYC Metropolitan area.

Tilly...A Deer’s Tale

914-764-5564 tillyadeerstale.com josie42812@yahoo.com Tilly...A Deer’s Tale is about a real deer who lives in upstate New York and faces challenges after an accident. This powerful story is meant to inspire children living with physical challenges or limitations. The book makes a great gift!

SERIOUS FOUNDATION. SERIOUS FUN.

Youth & Precollege Programs in the Arts Grades 4-8 / Grades 9-12

1, 2, & 4 Week Programs June 25–August 3 Architecture, Creative Writing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, Journalism, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Summer 2018 Camp Sessions: • June 25th - July 20th • July 23rd - August 10th Offering Stimulating Courses Like...

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Theater Swimming Sports

Winner 2017 Inspectors Choice Award! • Extended Day Available • Hot Lunches Included • Transportation Available

Hartsdale, NY • Call: 914.328.3798 Email: Squirecamps@gmail.com


Westchester’s Premier Community Music School Whatever a student’s age or level of interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings and expert faculty provide a world-class music education, personally tailored to specific passions and goals, in a warm and welcoming environment.

Welcoming All Ages!

EARLY CHILDHOOD • SUZUKI • K-12 JAZZ • SUMMER • ADULTS Enriching lives and creating community through music

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25 School Lane • Scarsdale • 914-723-1169 • hb@hbms.org

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A Vibrant, Colorful, Interactive Place for Play and Discovery OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Nothing Else Even Comes Close! Gymnastics • Music • Playtime • Summer Camps School Break Camps • Ninja Challenge Jodi’s To Go • Best Birthdays Ever Interactive exhibits not found anywhere else in this region,with experiences in physics, science, art, technology, design, and places to create, build and explore www.discoverWCM.org | 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, New York info@discoverWCM.org | 914-421-5050

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PartyCentral PARTY ENTERTAINMENT AMY ROSEN COOKING BY DESIGN 917-903-1451 amyrosencookingbydesign.com amyrosencookingbydesign@gmail.com Have a cooking party for your child’s next birthday. From Cupcake Wars, to Pizza Creations, to chocolate melting, molding, and decorating, your kids will enjoy the fully hands-on experience. CLOWNS.COM Proudly serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx 516-577-0000; 718-971-5862 clowns.com We are a family-owned and -operated entertainment company, offering a wide range of party and entertainment services including clowns, inflatable bounce houses, characters, magicians, princesses, magic shows, face painting, and party concession rentals. DAVE’S CAST OF CHARACTERS 914-235-7100 davescast.com Make your party a special one! Dave’s entertainment services include more than 100 costumed characters. From princesses and superheroes to pirates and tea parties, there’s something for everyone. K & A HOUSE OF BOUNCE PARTY RENTALS 845-825-6617 kahouseofbounce.com “We bring the party to you.” We have one of the largest selections of themed bounce houses along with dry and wet slides, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, and other interactive inflatables as well as cotton candy, popcorn, and additional fun concession foods. MAKE A MOVIE PARTIES 914-533-7294; 212-645-9487 perryproductions.net kperryennis@yahoo.com Make-A-Movie parties are for children ages 7-12. We have a selection of themes and all movies are improvised, so there is no dialogue to memorize.

BIRTHDAY GIFTS AFFORDABLES A quality children’s consignment store 10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry 914-627-9462 affordablechild.com We are a quality consignment store, offering children’s clothing, maternity clothes, baby equipment, and toys. A great place to shop for a birthday gift!

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GIRL AGAIN 4 Martine Ave., White Plains 914-358-1460 girlagain.com; girlagain@yesshecaninc.org Girl AGain is a resale boutique for gently used American Girl dolls and books, which make great birthday gifts! TILLY...A DEER’S TALE 914-764-5564 tillyadeerstale.com Tilly...A Deer’s Tale is about a real deer that lives in upstate New York and faces challenges after an accident. This powerful story is meant to inspire children living with physical challenges or limitations. The book makes a great birthday gift!

PARTY PLACES A-GAME SPORTS 856 Main St., New Rochelle 914-278-9477 agamesports.net info@agamesports.net A-Game Sports offers a variety of birthday party packages for children of all ages. Each 90-minute party includes supervised playtime with two coaches on a private section of turf. ABC CAKES 414 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck 914-630-2858 abccakesny.com; info@abccakesny.com ABC Cakes specializes in birthday parties for all ages. Guests decorate cupcakes, cakes, or cookies. Book your party today. ARTISTREE PERFORMING ARTS 114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck 914-835-2200 artistreearts.com; heather@artistreearts.com Artistree Performing Arts creates amazing birthday parties for children ages 1-10. Have your party in our beautifully renovated studio or let us come to you with just the entertainment. BACH TO ROCK MAMARONECK 130 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck 914-341-1457 mamaroneck.bachtorock.com mamaroneck@bachtorock.com Looking for a fun birthday party at a reasonable price? We have three different parties—Rock Star, Karaoke, or Rock City— for an unforgettable experience! BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ 7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville 914-337-4000 42 Kinderkamack Road, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 201-782-9500 23 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, NJ 201-541-0600 327 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ

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Your local guide to entertainers, party places, activities, and other resources.

201-891-1331 595 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 201-784-3311 bluemoonmexicancafe.com Looking to spice up your child’s next birthday party without sending your savings south of the border? Your party guests will revel in a fun-filled celebration with a mouth-watering menu. Call today to find out more! CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 203-989-1100 chelseapiersct.com/birthday Birthday parties at Chelsea Piers are action-packed! Options include gymnastics, dance, basketball, volleyball, soccer, T-ball, ice-skating, ninja warrior, gaga, and water slides! New this fall is an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house party option! CREATIVE CORNER OF LARCHMONT 7 Addison St., Larchmont 914-833-2880 creativecornerlarchmont.com creativecornerlarchmont@gmail.com Creative Corner is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday! Art party options include wood toys, treasure boxes, canvas bags, ceramic piggy banks, and canvas paintings. We will help every step of the way. FUNFUZION AT NEW ROC CITY 29 LeCount Place (Exit 16 off I-95), New Rochelle 914-637-7575, option 1 funfuziononline.com Calling all birthday superstars! You and your guests will be dazzled by a unique, interactive party experience! GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE Interactive Gym for Kids 969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-713-3470 greatplay.com/scarsdale Our award-winning, high-energy parties are spectacular events in our amazing Interactive Gym™. We customize each party based on your child’s interests, using some of our most popular Great Play games. GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER 1 Odell Plaza, at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers 914-965-7676 gymcats.net We are famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic, interactive staff will have partygoers laughing and yelling as they swing on rings, jump, bounce, climb, and roll through our super obstacle course. HOMMOCKS PARK ICE RINK Boston Post Road and Weaver Street,

Larchmont 914-834-1069 hommocksparkicerink.org Have your birthday party on ice! Host your next special party at the coolest place in town, Mamaroneck’s popular enclosed Hommocks Park Ice Skating Rink. ISG GYMNASTICS Annie Pipia and Joann Distler, directors 151 Crotona Ave., Harrison 914-835-0010 isggymnastics.com ISG is a fun-filled, unique way to celebrate a birthday complete with trampoline, balance beams, bars, vault, tumbling, and air castle. All ages, 1 through teens. Age-appropriate program and equipment. Fun for all! JODI’S GYM 25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco 914-244-8811 244 E. 84th St., Manhattan 212-772-7633 jodisgym.com Kids run, jump, climb, tumble, slide, bounce, and giggle to their hearts’ delight at Jodi’s Gym, where action-packed parties and unmatched experience have won children’s hearts for 34 years. KINETIC SPORTS CLUB 872 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor 914-738-4000 kineticsportsclub.com Slide into your next birthday in style and celebrate your special day in our indoor, year-round water park, fun for all ages! Call 914-738-4000 for more information. LIL CHAMELEON 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe 914-346-5148 lilchameleon.com Come party with Lil Chameleon! Book our Silver or Gold package and choose from truly unique experiences in our bright and stylish space. THE LITTLE GYM 777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale 914-722-0072; tlgscarsdaleny.com 2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets), Upper West Side, Manhattan 212-799-1225; tlgupperwestsideny.com 207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues), Upper East Side, Manhattan 212-787-1124; tlguppereastsideny.com 28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 201-445-4444; tlgwaldwicknj.com A private party at The Little Gym is a perfect way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. Gymnastics, games, obstacle courses, trampoline, sports, and music are tailored to your child’s interests!


MACINSPIRES 1923 Palmer Ave., Larchmont 914-630-7338 larchmont@macinspires.com 37 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 203-531-5720 sayhello@macinspires.com macinspires.com MacInspires parties are a wonderfully creative, collaborative, and educational way to celebrate birthdays! Parties feature STEAM activities such as 3-D design, robotics, and coding. MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-761-3900 musicconservatory.org Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Music Conservatory with an introductory music skills class, or perhaps treat them to a trial lesson in any instrument or voice! MUSICAL MUNCHKINS 167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe 914-771-7000 musicalmunchkins.com Musical Munchkins is the perfect birthday party activity for babies through age 5! Enjoy group drumming, funny favorite sing-along songs, fabulous dancing scarves, and more! PINE BROOK FITNESS 130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle 914-636-1019 pinebrookfitness.com Pine Brook Fitness, awarded as Westchester’s Best Multi-Sport Family Fitness Facility, provides a fitness experience for you and your family and an exciting venue for birthday parties. PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK Playland Parkway, Rye 914-813-7000 playlandpark.org Playland features more than 50 rides and attractions. A great place for a special birthday celebration—call or book online today. QUASSY AMUSEMENT AND WATERPARK

1-800-FOR-PARK (367-7275)

quassy.com info@quassy.com CALL Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in

nearby Middlebury, CT is the ideal location for your birthday party. All-day rides and waterpark are included as well as food, soda, and free parking. SPORTIME USA 380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford 914-592-2111 x2 sportimeusa.com Birthday parties? That’s our specialty! Celebrate your birthday at Sportime USA, the coolest place to have a party in Westchester. STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE 216 Central Park Ave., White Plains Church of St. Mary the Virgin South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua 914-328-1900 steffinossen.org Dance birthday parties arranged at our studio or your home, based on your child’s special interests and theme ideas! STUDIO B DANCE CENTER 277 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester 914-793-2799 studiobdance.com Each party at Studio B is uniquely designed to give the birthday child an exciting, personalized experience. Boys and girls ages 2 and older enjoy dancing and playing games to their favorite music. WESTCHESTER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 100 Playland Parkway, Rye 914-421-5050 discoverwcm.org/birthday-parties earlychildhood@discoverwcm.org Places to build, explore, and discover, the Westchester Children’s Museum is Westchester’s newest, most creative place for birthday parties! Have the museum’s exhibits, MakerSpace, and party room to yourself—our parties offer exclusive use of the museum space when the general public has gone home. YOUNG AT ART WORKSHOP INC. 1088 Central Ave., Scarsdale 914-723-9229 A unique birthday party experience where each child brings home a personalized piece TODAY of art!

LET YOUR CHILD ACT OUT! In cooperation with The City of Stamford.

Curtain Call, Inc. has provided kids, teens and adults with year-round theatre arts classes, live productions and creative opportunities for over 25 years. Our professional facilities and staff provide the perfect environment for experienced performers and raw beginners.

Seasonal classes after school, evenings and weekends. Full-day summer workshops. Auditions open to the public. Volunteer opportunities. 1349 Newfield Avenue Stamford, CT 06905

203-329-8207 www.curtaincallinc.com

READY. SET.

GOddard! We help children explore and discover their interests through play in a safe environment. Highly trained teachers gently guide and encourage children every step of the way as they grow, develop and achieve important milestones.

Mandarin Discovery Preschool An immersive Mandarin language school

CLASSES Mommy & Me, Preschool & Chinese Culture Tutoring for all ages: we teach Mandarin and help students with Mandarin tests

Public School and Continuing Education Programs, too.

Classes held in White Plains and Yonkers MandarinDiscov.org Shanshanli@mandarindiscov.org • 914-351-6788

CALL TODAY! HASTINGS ON HUDSON • 914-478-1390 1 Jackson Avenue

GoddardSchool.com The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. © Goddard Systems, Inc. 2017.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Your local guide to tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and other professionals LICE LICE CLINICS OF AMERICA — WESTCHESTER 9 Freight Way, Scarsdale 914-996-4315 liceclinicswestchester.com Lice Clinics of America will remove lice in just one hour! All lice and eggs—even Super Lice—are eliminated in a single, one-hour treatment. Affordable treatments, no toxic chemicals. TUTORS & TEST PREP

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EYE LEVEL Eye Level of Rye Brook 27 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 914-933-0566, Piers MacDonald Eye Level of Briarcliff 501 N. State Road, Briarcliff 914-741-0407, Margaret Mak myeyelevel.com Math and English programs for ages 3-14. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic advancement, Eye Level is the answer.

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Celebrating 30+ years of making music and memories

Online Enrollment! Pleasantville | Scarsdale | White Plains Bronxville | Dobbs Ferry | New Rochelle | North Castle

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Full Swing • Short Game • Putting • Course Play Small Groups - All Skill Levels and Abilities Advanced Video Analysis & Stat Tracking June 4- August 31

All Levels Camp Age 6-17 -- PeeWee Camp Age 4-7 Voted Best in Westchester Get Summer Ready – Daily Junior Clinics Year Round Register Online Today!

www.spearmanjuniorgolf.com / (800) 733-1653 Located at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, Westchester


COME ONCE OR COME EVERY DAY

SUMMER CAMPS & CAMP PARTIES AGES 3-10 YEARS Summer Camps

Each camp includes some of the kids’ all -time favorite games and activities from our award-winning programs and parties for their age group.

Camp Parties

Everyone loves a good party! Three times a week our camps become specially-themed parties. Contests, prizes and giveaways!

Trial Months Available Registering Now Summer and Fall

GREAT FUN. GREAT PRICING. GREAT PLAY Call in advance to reserve summer camp dates and to save! GREAT PLAY 969B Central Park Ave. Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-713-3470

Summer Camp Jr. Ages 3-6 years Tues/Weds/Thurs 10:00-12:30

Summer Camp

Ages 4.5-10 years Tues/Thurs 1:00-3:30

Camp Party Jr.

Ages 3-6 years Monday 1:00-3:30 Friday 1:30-4:00

Camp Party

Ages 4.5-10 years Wed 1:00-3:30

Visit: Greatplay.com/scarsdale Email: in info@scarsdale.greatplay.com

HOMMOCKS PARK ICE RINK Ice Skating For A Lifetime 2018—2019 SEASON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 THRU JUNE 17, 2019 DAILY SCHEDULE Sat 1:00PM-4:00PM Sun 11:00AM-4:00PM Mon 12:30PM-2:30PM Tues 1:00PM-5:15PM Wed Closed Thurs 1:00PM-5:15PM Fri 1:00PM-5:15PM 7:30PM-9:30PM

Celebrate A Birthday On Ice!

Mamaroneck’s indoor public ice skating facility. Open daily except Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Lessons for ages 4 to adult, beginner to advanced. For admission, fees, or other info. please call 914-834-1069 BOSTON POST RD. & WEAVER ST. LARCHMONT, NY www.hommocksparkicerink.org WestchesterParent 63


OPEN HOUSES 2018

Ages 2-8

Corbin’s Crusaders Day Camp: For boys and girls ages 3 ½–14

471 North St., Greenwich, CT 914-939-2969; 212-875-8174 corbinscrusaders.com; info@corbinscrusaders.com Schedule a private tour during camp this summer. Campers are welcome from one-eight weeks. Character through sports and adventure.

Hudson Country Montessori School

NEW! We are now eight weeks! Monday, June 25 - Thursday, Aug. 16 We are open July 4th!

We want to hear YOUR story

Ms. Neeru Bhambree, director of education 340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle 914-636-6202 hudsoncountry.org Tours are available weekdays. Please call to schedule a visit and see how we inspire a love of learning.

Whitby School

969 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT 203-869-8464 x176 whitbyschool.org; smead@whitbyschool.org Explore Whitby’s revolutionary program for children 18 months through eighth grade. Register for a personal tour at whitbyschool.org/schedule-a-tour.

Meet the Health Care Professional Caring for Kids Dr. Ivis Getz 140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle 914-355-2265 caringpediatricdentistry.com caringpediatricdentistry@gmail.com

Summer Theatre Ages 4-17

Enrolling Now!

946-4433 playgroup.org

school of dance

216 Central Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 www.steffinossen.org / 914.328.1900

White Plains & Chappaqua

Parents & Toddlers

Dr. Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.

CHICORY MEADOW FARM

Creative Movement Ballet • Jazz • Tap Modern • Hip Hop Pre-professional

Chicory Meadow Farm's Summer Camp runs in weekly sessions starting July 9th and ending August 17th.

Beginner Levels

Hands-on horsemanship program that teaches students age-appropriate aspects of horsecare and riding.

Adaptive Dance

81 Years of Dance ~ A Westchester Tradition

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• Fun and Caring Environment Creating • Good Horsemanship Skills and Lots of Confidence

76 Jack Road | Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 | 914-737-7814


Horse Power Changes Lives!

17 th YEAR

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding provides equineassisted activities for people with special needs and individuals at risk. Pegasus is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center serving 90 towns in southern NY and southwestern CT.

For boys and girls ages 6–13 Skills, Rules, Drills and Games Daily June 25–July 27 from 9am-12n Learn the fundamentals in a fun learning environment Located at Greenwich High School Director: Greenwich High School Baseball Coach Mike Mora

Contact Syreeta Jones at (845) 669-8235 x101 or sjones@pegasustr.org for more information.

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affordables a quality children’s consignment store

• children’s clothing: (sizes 0-14) • maternity clothes: casual, business & dressy • baby equipment: cribs, strollers, high chairs, bouncers Lots of Toys, Books & Games

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September 8th, 1–4PM

Mon. thru Sat. 10-5 • Thurs. 10-6 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY www.clayartcenter.org | 914.937.2047

A Lavishly Illustrated Children’s Story of Friendship and Overcoming Obstacles

Tilly...

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CHiLDREN’S BiRTHDAY PARTiES TURN YOUR PARTY INTO A FIESTA AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BLUE MOON

A Deer’s Tale (BASED ON A TRUE STORY)

Follow the adventures of a rescued baby deer. Share Tilly’s courage and valiant recovery. Call 914-764-5564

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YMCA White Plains ..................................30

health

All Aboard (Croton/Ossining) ....................41 family travel Ann & Andy ...............................................51 Inn at East Hill Farm (The) .......................50 Beth El Synagogue Center .......................64 Quassy Amusement Park .........................40 JCC of Mid-Westchester...........................27 fitness Nurtury (The) ............................................29 Jodi’s Gym - Westchester .........................59

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child care / day care

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classes

Gym Cats Gymnastics ..............................68 Alcott Montessori ......................................37 ISGC Gym ................................................68 Amy Rosen Cooking by Design ................50 Jodi’s Gym - Westchester .........................59 Artistree Performing Arts ..........................33 birthday / party services Clay Art Center .........................................65 Amy Rosen Cooking by Design ................50 Curtain Call Inc. ........................................61 Artistree Performing Arts ..........................33 Dance Cavise ...........................................41 Blue Moon Mexican Café .........................65 Easter Seals Project Explore ....................55 Clay Art Center .........................................65 Eye Level Learning Center - Corporate ....19 Gym Cats Gymnastics ..............................68 Dance Cavise ...........................................41 Hoff-Barthelson Music School ..................59 Great Play - Scarsdale .............................63 Hommocks Ice Rink..................................63 Gym Cats Gymnastics ..............................68 Mandarin Discovery Preschool .................61 Hommocks Ice Rink..................................63 Musical Munchkins ...................................62 Jodi’s Gym - Westchester .........................59 Nurtury (The) ............................................29 K & A House of Bounce ............................56 Pediatric Speech, Language & Literacy ..37 Little Gym - Westchester ..........................15 Pegasus Theraputic Riding ......................65 Make-a-Movie Parties...............................37 Purchase College / SUNY Aquatic Program ..57 Pinebrook Studios ....................................59 Purchase College: Youth & Quassy Amusement Park .........................40 Pre-College Program ................................58 Sportime USA Inc .....................................41 Spearman Golf Academy..........................62 Westchester Children’s Museum ..............59 Starlight Starbright Music .........................51 Westchester Parent Party Planner ...........66 Studio B Dance.........................................43 YMCA White Plains ..................................30 WCC - Center for the Arts...........................7 camps Westchester Children’s Museum ..............59 Ann & Andy ...............................................51 YMCA White Plains ..................................30 Artistree Performing Arts ..........................33 dance Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester ...57 Central Park Dance ..................................25 Camp Ramaquois .....................................41 Dance Cavise ...........................................41 Cardinal Baseball Camp ...........................65 Logrea Dance Academy ...........................63 Central Park Dance ..................................25 Steffi Nossen School of Dance .................64 Chicory Meadow Farm .............................64 Studio B Dance.........................................43 Clay Art Center .........................................65 YMCA White Plains ..................................30 Curtain Call Inc. ........................................61 developmental Dance Cavise ...........................................41 Institute for Children with Autism ..............51 Eye Level Learning Center - Corporate ....19 Otto Specht School...................................55 Fin 2 Swim ................................................43 Yale Child Study Center ...........................55 Future Stars ..............................................58 Goddard School - Hastings ......................61 education Great Play - Scarsdale .............................63 Alcott Montessori ......................................37 Hoff-Barthelson Music School ..................59 Bet Torah Nursery School.........................55 Hudson Country Montessori ...............21, 57 Beth El Synagogue Center .......................64 ISGC Gym ................................................68 Congregation Kol Ami Early Childhood ....23 JCC of Mid-Westchester...........................27 Dicker Reading Method ..............................5 Jodi’s Gym - Westchester .........................59 FASNY ......................................................13 Little Gym - Westchester ..........................15 German International School of New York......25 Mandarin Discovery Preschool .................61 Goddard School - Hastings ......................61 Green Chimneys.......................................62 Milestone School (The).............................63 Green Meadow Waldorf School ..................3 Music Conservatory of Westchester .........57 Hudson Country Montessori ...............21, 57 Musical Munchkins ...................................62 JCC of Mid-Westchester...........................27 Nurtury (The) ............................................29 Mandarin Discovery Preschool .................61 Pinebrook Studios ....................................59 Milestone School (The).............................63 Play Group Theatre ..................................64 Music Conservatory of Westchester .........57 Port Sailing ...............................................45 Nurtury (The) ............................................29 Purchase College / SUNY Aquatic Program ..57 Otto Specht School...................................55 Purchase College: Youth & Scarsdale Synagogue - Mazel Tots ..........56 Pre-College Program ................................58 Soundview Preparatory School ................29 Scarsdale Synagogue - Mazel Tots ..........56 Sylvan Learning Centers ............................8 Soundview Preparatory School ................29 Thornton Donovan School ..........................9 Spearman Golf Academy..........................62 Westchester Jewish Center ......................37 Squire Camps ...........................................58 Starlight Starbright Music .........................51 family entertainment / Steffi Nossen School of Dance .................64 events / outings Studio B Dance.........................................43 Artrider Productions Inc ............................23 Teatown Lake Reservation .......................45 Dutchess County Fair ...............................19 Thornton Donovan School ..........................9 Inn at East Hill Farm (The) .......................50 WCC - Center for the Arts...........................7 K & A House of Bounce ............................56 Westchester Computer Adventures, LLC .......39 Playland Park ...........................................53 Westchester County Parks .......................21 Quassy Amusement Park .........................40 Westchester Jewish Center ......................37 Sportime USA Inc .....................................41 YMCA White Plains ..................................30 Westchester Children’s Museum ..............59 Westchester’s Ridge Hill.............................2

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music

Hoff-Barthelson Music School ..................59 Music Conservatory of Westchester .........57 Musical Munchkins ...................................62 Starlight Starbright Music .........................51 YMCA White Plains ..................................30

performing arts / acting

Artistree Performing Arts ..........................33 Curtain Call Inc. ........................................61 Play Group Theatre ..................................64 Purchase College: Youth & Pre-College Program ....................................................58

play spaces

Great Play - Scarsdale .............................63

religious

Bet Torah Nursery School.........................55 Congregation Kol Ami Early Childhood ....23 Scarsdale Synagogue - Mazel Tots ..........56

restaurant / food services Blue Moon Mexican Café .........................65

retail

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special events

Westchester’s Ridge Hill.............................2

special needs

Briarcliff Pediatric Dentistry ......................67 Dicker Reading Method ..............................5 Easter Seals Project Explore ....................55 Green Chimneys.......................................62 Institute for Children with Autism ..............51 JCC of Mid-Westchester...........................27 Otto Specht School...................................55 Pediatric Speech Language & Literacy ...37 Pegasus Theraputic Riding ......................65 Sportime USA Inc .....................................41 Yale Child Study Center ...........................55

sports

Cardinal Baseball Camp ...........................65 Hommocks Ice Rink..................................63 Pedigree Ski Shop ....................................30 Pinebrook Studios ....................................59 Port Sailing ...............................................45 Purchase College / SUNY Aquatic Program ..57 Spearman Golf Academy..........................62 YMCA White Plains ..................................30

theater

Artistree Performing Arts ..........................33 Play Group Theatre ..................................64 Dicker Reading Method ..............................5 Eye Level Learning Center - Corporate ....19 Mandarin Discovery Preschool .................61 Sylvan Learning Centers ............................8


ISG GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP

• Full and extended day • Ages 4½ & up • No experience necessary Gymnastics, Arts & Crafts, Theme Days, Sports, Gym Games & More

GYMNASTICS CLASSES

Ages 2 & up | Beginner – Advanced Preschool open gym for 5 & under

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Gymnastics, Trampoline, Air Castle & More will make your party one to remember!

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Summer Camp

Full, Half & Extended Day Boys & Girls Ages 4½-12 Gymnastics, Trips, Sports Performance, Games & More

Gymnastics Classes

Boys & Girls • Ages 20 months & up Beginner-Advanced • Cheerleading • Private Lessons • Open Gym Crawlers - 4 years old

Private Birthday Parties One Odell Plaza, Yonkers/Hastings border

Located at River Parkway)

• Air castles • Trampolines • Giant Slide • Obstacles Courses, • All of our parties are private,

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