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CONTENTS 2018 Everything Family | brought to you by Westchester Family

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See a play, visit a museum and open your child’s world.

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Everything Nature Explore nature in all its forms.

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Have fun with baby and meet other parents too.

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Keep the kids entertained all day long.

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Children enjoy hands-on fun at the Westchester Children’s Museum.

Museums

Many museums today are not hallowed halls of antiquity. They are vibrant, hands-on, interactive venues that can inspire, delight and amuse. Just don’t tell the kids are learning too! Westchester Children’s Museum Rye Playland, Rye. 421-5050. discoverWCM.org. It’s been a long time in the making, but Westchester County finally has its very own Children’s Museum. The first phase of the Westchester Children’s Museum has opened with 6,000 square feet of interactive hands-on exhibits. While construction continues on other parts of the Museum, vibrant and colorful galleries overlooking the Boardwalk and Long Island Sound have open their doors to visitors. Exhibits allow visitors to create a roller coaster, work with KEVA Planks, explore wind tunnels and sand. There’s also a cozy, quiet area to enjoy books and share stories. Spaces for creating works of art or engineering inventions are scattered throughout the Museum. Learn more about the special Museum programs, such as Museum Minis, Drop-In Art Workshops and the Makers & Shakers Afterschool program by visiting the website.

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children 303 West Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 203-899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org. No parent will ever have to say, “don’t touch,” because this museum encourages hands-on exploration for all children ages 10 and under. You’ll find more than 100 hands-on activities plus family programs and special events. Be sure to see the landmark exhibit “Energy Lab.” Here kids learn all about science and energy in a wet and wild environment. There’s also fun learning about solar energy and the power of wind. The real draw is the water play table that appeals to kids of all ages. Infants and toddlers are often overlooked in the museum world, but not at Stepping Stones. Tot Town is a soft play space for infants and toddlers that has a gated entrance so no fast crawler can escape. Babies interact with toys, games, sounds and each other.


Special Needs Stepping Stomnes Museum for Children recognizes that children with special needs can benefit from dedicated time to explore the Museum at their own pace and interest. The Museum created Accessibility Day, where families of children with special nends are admitted free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month.They have recently added “My Ability” a sensoryfriendly workshop held from 11 a.m. to noon on Accessibility Day.

And Don’t Miss The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main St., Ridgefield, Conn. 203-438-4519. aldrichart.org. The only museum in Connecticut devoted to contemporary art. The museum features changing exhibits, weekend family art programs and experiences and educational programs. The Bruce Museum One Museum Dr., Greenwich, Conn. 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org. A natural history, historical and art museum with marine tank, local environmental displays, permanent science exhibition featuring a minerals gallery, changing exhibits, family days,

children’s concerts and special events. Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 963-4550. hrm.org. This cultural complex consists of galleries, an education center, the Andrus Planetarium and the historic Glenview, a Victorian Hudson River home. Changing exhibits link 19th and 20th century American art, science and history. Family programs, tours and activities. Katonah Museum 134 Jay St., Rte. 22, Katonah. 232-9555. katonahmuseum.org. This non-collecting museum features 10 to 12 new exhibitions annually. There are also concerts, lectures and art programs for all ages. The Learning Center allows children to participate in hands-on art projects. Stroller Tours allows parents to take a tour of the museum with babies in strollers. Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 251-6100. neuberger.org. This Museum contains modern, contemporary and African art. Permanent collections, more than a dozen changing exhibits each year, hands-on workshops, concerts, family festivals and dance performances.

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New York City Museums Take advantage of our close proximity and visit these wonderful New York City venues. Rubin Museum of Art 150 W. 17th St., NY. 212-620-5000. rubinmuseum.org. The Rubin Museum of Art located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, is dedicated to the collection, display and preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art. Family Sundays offer art programs for children ages 3 and up with an adult.

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Kids can participate in casual art making each Sunday at the Rubin Museum. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Ave., NY. 212-423-3587. guggenheim.org.

AND DON’T MISS American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St., NY. 212-769-5100. amnh.org.

The Jewish Museum 1109 5th Avenue and 92nd St. NY. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St., NY. 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave., NY. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Theater & Performing Arts

There is nothing quite like seeing a live theatrical or musical performance. Children are especially amazed and delighted when given the opportunity to see actors take the stage or an orchestra tune up. Children’s Theater The Emelin Theatre 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 698-0098. emelin.org. Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck has a jammedpacked schedule offering everything from music, Broadway-style shows, comedy, dance, film and adult theatrical performances. It’s also the place where many local children see their very first staged play. Emelin offers plush stadium seating and a handsome new lobby that welcomes guests to the magic that is theater. Families can see more than a dozen funfamily productions from well-established children’s theater groups such as The Paper Bag Players, Theatreworks USA, Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and others. Subscribe to six or more family productions and receive a 20 percent discount in the Family Subscription Discount program.

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The Emelin offers quality children’s programs such as innovative performances by The Paper Bag Players. The Emelin is also a great pick for a parents’ date night or mom’s night out gathering.


See a Broadway Show Kids’ Night on Broadway is an official program of The Broadway League, which allows parents to buy one regular-priced theater ticket and get one for their child for free! Tickets for this one-night-only annual event generally go on sale in fall for a selected winter performance date. We will announce 2019 dates in our core publication. See kidsnightonbroadway. com for details. The League also has an interactive website, BwayZone.com. You’ll find Broadway reviews, announcements, behind the scenes peeks and more.

AND DON’T MISS Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 226-3082. drafthouse.com/yonkers. Bendheim Performing Arts Center 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale. 472-3300. jccmw.org. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah. 232-5035. caramoor.org. Chappaqua Performing Arts Center 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua.458-5143. chappaquapac.org. Irvington Town Hall Theater 85 Main St., Irvington. 591-6602. irvingtontheater.com. Jacob Burns Film Center 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 747-5555. burnsfilmcenter.org. Little Village Playhouse 147 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville. 747-6206. littlevillageplayhouse.com. Paramount Hudson Valley 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. 739-0039. paramounthudsonvalley.com.

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 251-6200. artscenter.org. The Play Group Theatre 1 North Broadway, White Plains. 946-4433. playgroup.org. Random Farms Kids Theater 77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford. 740-1010. randomfarms.com. Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, Conn. 203-438-5795. ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Tarrytown Music Hall 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 631-3390. tarrytownmusichall.org. Westchester Broadway Theatre One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com. Westchester Philharmonic 123 Main St., White Plains. 682-3707. westchesterphil.org. White Plains Performing Arts Center 11 City Pl., White Plains. 328-1600. wppac.com. Yorktown Stage 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights. 962-0606. yorktownstage.org. New York City Theaters The New Victory Theater 209 W. 42nd St., NY. 646-223-3010. NewVictory.org. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Central Park, 81st St. and Central Park West, NY. 212-988-9093. cityparksfoundation.org. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NY. 212-864-5400. symphonyspace.org. Vital Theatre 2162 Broadway, NY. 212-579-0528. vitaltheatre.org. 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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History It’s easy to fall in love with history in our area. And it’s especially easy if you are a kid. Take your wee ones to the many venues that celebrate our great history in a fun and approachable way. The Historic Hudson Valley The Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) is a not-for-profit educational organization that restores and preserves Hudson Valley historical sites of national distinction. Call or visit their website for event information: hudsonvalley.org. The HHV is comprised of the following venues: Kykuit 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. 631-8200. The John D. Rockefeller Estate, a 40-room National Trust house, once the home to four generations of Rockefellers. Guided tours leave from Philipsburg Manor. Montgomery Place Annandale-on-Hudson. 631-8200. A 434-acre riverfront estate built in 1805 and furnished with 200 years of family possessions, gardens, orchards and walking trails. Audio tours. Sunnyside W. Sunnyside Ln., Tarrytown. 591-8763. Washington Irving’s home in the mid-19th century. Guided tours led by costumed guides. Union Church of Pocantico Hills 555 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. 631-8200. A country church with stained glass windows by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. Guided and self-guided tours.

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Kids can make cornhusk dolls at CORNucopia, a festival celebrating the importance of corn and its heritage in America, at Philpsburgh Manor.

Philipsburg Manor Rte. 9, Sleepy Hollow. 631-3992. A historic house, water mill, farming and

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trading site dating back to the 18th century. Guided tours, self-guided tours and demonstrations.


AND DON’T MISS Boscobel Restoration 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org. The Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown 1 Grove St., Tarrytown. 631-8374. thehistoricalsociety.net. Jay Heritage Center 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 698-9275. jaycenter.org. John Jay Homestead State Historic Site 400 Jay St., Katonah. 232-8119. johnjayhomestead.org. Lyndhurst 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 631-4481. lyndhurst.org. New Castle Historical Society / Horace Greeley House 100 King St., Chappaqua. 238-4666. newcastlehs.org. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 29 Warburton Ave. (corner of Dock St.), Yonkers.

965-4027. nysparks.com/historic-sites. Rye Historical Society and Square House Museum 1 Purchase St., Rye. 967-7588. ryehistoricalsociety.org. Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 667-4116. nps.gov/sapa. Scarsdale Historical Society 937 Post Rd., Scarsdale. 723-1744. Scarsdalehistoricalsociety.org Thomas Paine National Historical Association 983 North Ave., New Rochelle. thomaspaine.org. Westchester County Historical Society 2199 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford. 592-4323. westchesterhistory.com. Yonkers Historical Society Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 961-8940. yonkershistory.org.

Children’s Bookstores

Want to open up your child’s world? That’s easy – open a book together. There are only a few brick and mortar bookstores in business today, and even fewer local establishments. Support these local bookstores that cater to youngsters. Little Joe’s Books 25 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 232-7278. littlejoesbooks.com. Scattered Books 29 King St., Chappaqua. 529-8013. scatteredbooks.com.

The Voracious Reader 1997 Palmer Ave., Larchmont. 630-4581. thevoraciousreader.com.

The Village Bookstore 10 Washington Ave., Pleasantville. 769-8322.

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Wildlife & Nature Centers

Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. 723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org. A 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, orchard, maple sugaring site, gardens, live animal museum with more than 120 specimens, hands-on discovery room, greenhouse, naturearts exhibits, nature store and programs for all ages. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr., Cornwall. 845-534-5506. Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-7781. hhnaturemuseum.org. This museum provides a focus on environmental education through many programs and activities for children and families. Includes an Outdoor Discovery Center and a Wildlife Education Center. Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 762-2912. teatown.org. This 834-acre nature preserve and education center offers environmental education and conservation activities for all ages. There are 33 acres with 15 miles of hiking trails, nature center, outdoor animal exhibits, working maple sugar house, bee and butterfly garden, laurel groves, Teatown Lake and a two-acre sanctuary with 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers. Weekends offer programs for families and there’s even a summer camp program.

Children delight in hands-on nature exploration at Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale.

AND DONT MISS Audubon Greenwich 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, Conn. 203-869-5272. greenwich.audubon.org.

Croton Point Nature Center Croton Point Park, Croton Point Ave., Croton-onHudson. 862-5297; 862-5290. westchestergov.com/parks.

Beczak Environmental Education Center 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. 377-1900. beczak.org.

Edith G. Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary Playland Pkwy., Rye. 967-8720. westchestergov. com/parks.

Cranberry Lake Preserve 1609 Old Orchard St., North White Plains. 428-1005. westchestergov.com/parks.

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Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Conservation Center Brewster. 845-279-2995. greenchimneys.org.


Lenoir Preserve 19 Dudley St., Hastings/Yonkers border. 968-5851. westchestergov.com/parks.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford,Conn. 203-322-1646. stamfordmuseum.org.

Marshlands Conservancy Rte. 1, Rye. 835-4466. westchestergov.com/parks.

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rte. 35 and Rte. 121 South, Cross River. 864-7317. westchestergov.com/parks.

Rye Nature Center 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

Weinberg Nature Center 455 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale. 722-1289. weinbergnaturecenter.org.

Saw Mill River Audubon Society 275 Millwood Rd., Chappaqua. 666-6503. sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Westmoreland Sanctuary 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Mt. Kisco. 666-8448. westmorelandsanctuary.org. Wolf Conservation Center South Salem. 763-2373. nywolf.org.

Farms

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. 366-6200. stonebarnscenter.org. This non-profit farm and agricultural center offers many programs for families, including farm tours, hand-on programs, lectures, festivals, tastings, drop-in programs and a farmers’ market. Stop by the Gift Shop and enjoy a meal at the café. Take a hike in the connecting Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Muscoot Farm Rte. 100, Somers. 864-7282. muscootfarm.org. Imagine a working farm with plenty of space for kids to run and explore, animals to see and picnic tables for a packed-lunch. Then imagine you can stay and play all day for free. It’s real, and it’s called Muscoot Farm. The weekends feature family activities such as nature inspired art projects, hayrides and a farmers’ market. It’s one of the best bets in Westchester. Stay for an hour or a full day! AND DONT MISS Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Fishkill. 845-897-4377. fishkillfarms.com.

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Fishkill Farms practices ecologically-sustainable farming and offers pick-your-own and other activities for families. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 962-2368. hilltophanover farm.org. Rainbeau Ridge 49 David’s Way, Bedford Hills. rainbeauridge.com. Stuarts Farm 62 Granite Springs Rd., Granite Springs. 245-2784. stuartsfarm.com. 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Parks & Gardens Children’s Garden The New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy. at Fordham Rd., Bronx. 718-817-8700. nybg.org. The New York Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark with 250 acres, 50 display gardens, a 50-acre native forest, programs, exhibits, activities, family events, a Children’s Adventure Garden and a Family Garden. There’s fun for every season and Halloween is celebrated in style at the Children’s Garden. AND DON’T MISS Bear Mountain State Park Rte. 9W, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701. nysparks.com/parks Croton Gorge Park Rte. 129, Cortlandt. 827-9568. westchestergov.com/parks. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and War Memorial Rte. 35, Somers. 864-7268. westchestergov.com/parks. Sherwood Island State Park I-95, exit 18, Westport, Conn. 203-226-6983.

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Get back to glorious nature at The New York Botanical Garden.

Apple Picking Yes, you can easily get apples in the food store but here in the Northeast pick-your-own is the perfect activity for the whole family to get outside, get moving and have fun! Some farms have pick-your-own on weekends only so always call ahead to ask about activities, picking hours, crop availability, variety and prices to make sure your family has the best experience possible! Barton Orchards Hayrides, petting zoo on weekends 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag. 845-227-2306. bartonorchards.com

Hurd’s Family Farm Hayrides and farm animals 2187 Rte. 32, Modena. 845-883-7825. hurdsfamilyfarm.com.

Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. 845-897-4377. fishkillfarms.com.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard Country store, educational visits 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem. 485-1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

Greig Farm 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. 845-758-1234. greigfarm.com.

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Lawrence Farms Orchard 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh. 845-562-4268. lawrencefarmsorchards.com.


Mead Orchards 15 Scism Rd., off Rte. 9, Tivoli. 845-756-5641. meadorchards.com. Outhouse Orchards Hayrides 139 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. 277-3188. outhouseorchardsny.com. Silverman’s Farm Open year-round, hayrides, animal farm 451 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, Conn.

203-261-3306. silvermansfarm.com. Stuart’s Farm 62 Granite Springs Rd., Granite Springs. 245-2784. stuartsfarm.com. Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm Hayrides to and from the orchard 1335 White Hill Rd., Yorktown Heights. 245-5111. wilkensfarm.com.

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Kids can get very close to baby sea turtles without getting wet at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn.

Aquariums Visiting an aquarium is a wet and wild adventure. Luckily there are several in our area. Maritime Aquarium 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, Conn. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org. A learning environment with permanent and changing exhibits, special events, IMAX Theater, Behind-the-Scenes Tours and public cruises aboard the Aquarium’s research vessel Oceanic. The only aquarium focused on the Long Island Sound. Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, Conn. 860-572-0711. mysticseaport.org. A seaport with a 19th century village, waterfront area, preservation shipyard, Maritime Art

Gallery, year-round special events, wooden boat playground, children’s museum and hands-on workshops and exhibits. New York Aquarium Surf Ave. and West 8th St., Brooklyn. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com. The oldest continually operating Aquarium in the United States with new thrilling exhibits such as “Ocean Wonders: Sharks.” Other renovation work is still being completed so some areas will be closed. But there is still plenty to do and see. Catch the sea otter, walrus and penguin feeding, have fun in the 4-D Theater, attend a camp session or become an animal keeper for a day! 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Camping

Westchester parks and nearby areas can accommodate campers in search of anything from comfortable cabins with all the amenities of home to sites where you can truly “rough it.” Either way, it’s an economical vacation and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Roughing It Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rtes. 35 and 121 South, Cross River. 864-7317. westchestergov.com/parks. With its rich history and wildlife preserves Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River is the largest park in Westchester County, boasting an ample 4,700 acres of wide-open terrain. Since RV and car camping are not permitted, this is the place to go if you seek a rustic camping experience. Reservations are necessary for overnight camping. The park offers Adirondack hard-walled leantos (a shelter with three walls), but you’ll want to pitch a tent for an overnight stay either within the lean-to or in the designated open campsites. Bathrooms are nearby, but there are no showers on site. Water spigots are available for drinking and washing your cookware and dinnerware at the campsite. Grills and fireplaces are located near the picnic tables. To keep the children occupied during the day, Ward Pound Ridge offers many activities. There

are more than 35 miles of hiking and nature trails, two streams, a wildflower garden and a Trailside Nature Museum with exhibits and American Indian artifacts. Maps, available at the Trailside Museum, are essential and use of a compass is recommended. Fishing is permitted in the Cross River with the required New York State fishing license. AND DON’T MISS Croton Point Park Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. 862-5290. westchestergov.com/parks. Clarence Fahnstock State Park 1498 Rte. 301, Carmel. 845-225-7207. nysparks.com. Harriman State Park Beaver Pond Campgrounds 700 Kanawaukee Rd., Pomona. 845-947-2792. nysparks.com.

Zoos

Walk on the wild side and explore these area zoos for fun and education. Check each zoo’s website for seasonal programming. Bear Mountain Trailside Museums & Zoo Bear Mountain State Park, GPS address: 55 Hessian Dr., Bear Mountain, NY. 845-786-2701. trailsidezoo.org There are four museums and live animals including birds, mammals native to New York State as well as reptiles and amphibians. Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx., NY. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.org. The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States has 265 acres of parkland and naturalistic habitats for some 4,000 animals. Outdoor exhibits, indoor exhibits, rides and children’s zoo.

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See the adorable baby gorillas and their moms at the Bronx Zoo.


Central Park Zoo 64th St., and Fifth Ave., NY 212-439-6500. centralparkzoo.com. The Central Park Zoo is open 365 days a year with animals are on exhibit year-round. The zoo houses more than 150 species from around the globe. Youngsters especially enjoy the Tisch Children’s Zoo. Discount tickets available online.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. 203-394-6565. beardsleyzoo.com. Connecticut’s only zoo with some 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species, a free-flight aviary, prairie dog exhibit, New England Farmyard, educational events and children’s programs.

Farmers’ Markets

Let your children pick their own fruits and vegetables at a farmers’ market. If they do, there’s a better chance they will eat them. Markets generally open in May or June and close in November. Some markets, such as the Pleasantville Market, move indoors making fresh food available yearround. You’ll also find music and fun family activities happening at many locations. Ossining Farmers’ Market Corner of Spring and Main Sts., Ossining. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. downtoearthmarkets.com. There’s fresh produce plus meats, dairy and seafood at this popular market. Check the website for updated list of vendors and which items are in season. Family activities make it a fun outing for everyone. Use the parking lot on the corner of Spring and Main Streets, Ossining. Pleasantville Farmers’ Market Memorial Plaza at the Pleasantville Train Station, Pleasantville. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org. Find more than 40 farmers and food purveyors plus live music, weekly children’s events and culinary events. Muscoot Farm Farmers’ Market 51 Rte. 100, Katonah. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. muscootfarm.org/farmersmarket.htm. See the animals, enjoy the farm, participate in family activities and shop too! There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables plus items such as gluten-free desserts, milk, olive oil and even pickles. See a sheep shearing demonstration on opening day! Cold Spring Farmers’ Market Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Parent Groups Raising children is not an easy task and it helps to have the support of other parents. You can meet like-minded moms and dads at your school, library, sporting events, or at these groups listed below. Also explore Meetup groups online. There’s a group for everyone. A quick look and you’ll find Westchester Tots Group, Lower Westchester Autism/Aspergers Parent Meetup, Shake, Rattle & Roll BABY-Westchester and a host of other groups. Chappaqua Parents Preschool Association, 320-2772. Executive Moms (mothers working outside the home), executivemoms.com. Family Ties of Westchester, Inc., 995-5238. familytieswestchester.org. Full Circle Family Care, 421-1500. fullcirclefamilycare.com. Holistic Moms Network, Westchester South Chapter. holisticmoms.org.

737-8976. motherconnection.org. Mothers & More, 630-941-3553 (national headquarters). mothersandmore.org. Ossining Family Ties Resource Center (English- and Spanish-speaking groups), 941-3461. Parent Child Center, 949-7699, ext. 422. The Parent Child Group, Bedford, 234-4119. parentchildgroup.com. The Parent Center, 378-5007.

Jewish Community Center of MidWestchester, Scarsdale, 472-3300. jccmw.org.

Pleasantville Parents Preschool Assoc., 773-0745.

Kids Unplugged, kidsunplugged.org. Pound Ridge Little Ones, 764-4230. Lower Westchester Moms of Multiples, westchestermultiples.org. Maternal Matters, 837-0928. susangreenberg​ psychotherapy.com/mothersgroup.html. Mocha Moms (stay-at-home mothers of color), Southern Westchester Chapter, mochamoms.org. MOMS Club, momsclub.org. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Bedford Community Church, 666-5384. MOST (Mothers of Supertwins), 631-859-1110. mostonline.org. Motherhood Yoga, 381-9642. yogasanctuary.net. Mothers of Multiples of Lower Fairfield County, bigtent.com/groups/momslfc. The Mother Connection of Cortland,

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Pound Ridge Working Mother’s Group, poundridgeworkingmothers.org. Rivertown Play Group, therivertownplaygroup.com. Rivertown Twins Group, 478-1834. Second Shift (mothers working outside the home), Chappaqua, 238-7969. secondshift.org. Stay At Home Moms, groups.yahoo.com/ group/Bx-Lowerwestchester-SAHM. Twinrific Moms Club (Lower Westchester and Northern Bronx), 347-427-2389. Westchester Jewish Community Services/ Self-Help Clearinghouse, 761-0600. wjcs.com. YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester, 949-6227. ywcawhiteplains.org.


Play & Learn Babies learn when they play. Play with your little one to have fun and also help them learn about the world around them. Artistree Performing Arts 114 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. 835-2200. applauseny.com. Four classes are offered for baby and caregiver. Music classes include Broadway Babies and Rock ‘N’ Roll Babies. Dance classes include Ballet Tots and Hip Hop Tots. Bach to Rock Music School 130 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck. 341-1457. mamaroneck.b2rmusic.com. Caregivers and toddlers can enjoy Rock n Roll, a music and movement class that’s fun for kids and parents. Belle School of Music 1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. belleschool.com. The KinderMusic class is ideal for tots ages 1 1/2 to 3 with parent and the Musicland class is for those ages 4 to 5 with parent. Other classes for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 that also offer parent participation are available.

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Playing side-by-side with your baby can enhance learning as well as provide quality family time. 472-3300. jccmw.org. Marc the Music Man offers a class for babies ages 6 to 36 months singing dancing and movement to music with parent participation.

Club Fit Jefferson Valley and Briarcliff Manor. 245-4040 and 762-3444.clubfit.com. Parent / Infant swim lessons offered at each club. Join your baby in the water as early as 6 months old.

Jodi’s Gym 25 Hubbles Dr., Mt. Kisco. 244-8811. jodisgym.com. Try the Teeny-Tiny Tumblers class for ages 9 to 14 months, the Mighty Muscle Movers class for kids 12 months to 3 years and Playtime for children 9 months to 4 years old – all call for caregiver participation as you and baby learn to move and have fun.

Gymboree Play & Music 450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. 472-0192. gymboreeclasses.com. From infancy and up babies and caregivers can explore tummy time and then move and play in age-appropriate activities.

Hoff –Barthelson Music School 25 School Lane, #1, Scarsdale. 723-1169. hbms.org. Music classes for young children ages 1 to 5 years old. Parent and child classes from birth to age 2. See website for all programs.

Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale. 723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org. Programs for pre-school kids and parents offer storytelling, art and nature activities.

Musical Munchkins Various Locations in Westchester, Dutchess and Riverdale. 771-7000. musicalmunchkins.com. Music and fun for babies and caregivers ages 1 to 4 years old.

JCC of Mid-Westchester 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale.

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924-0995.slsbcmusic.com. Offering Music Together classes for infants to age 5 and their caregiver. Wide variety of days and times, see website for specific classes. Sounds Good Westchester Various locations in Westchester. 670-7024. soundsgoodwestchester.com. Offering Music Together® music and movement classes for little ones and their caregiver. Westchester Italian Cultural Center 1 Generoso Pope Pl., Tuchahoe. 771-8700. wiccny.org. The morning and afternoon language sessions, Primo Passi in Italiano, is a stimulating language lesson for babies and toddlers ages 12

month to 3 ½ years old with an adult. Westchester Library System Storytimes There are 38 branches in the Westchester Library System and most offer age-appropriate adult & child storytime and other play and learn sessions. World Cup Gymnastics 170 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua. 238-4967. worldcupgymnastics.com. The Romperee Gymnastics program is designed for parents and children to discover movement together. New mommy Meet-Up and Infant Massage classes are also held.

Baby & Me: Exercise

Don’t let the fact that you have a baby hold you back from meeting your exercise goals. Here are just a few of the many classes in our area that can help you get back in shape with baby in tow. Baby Boot Camp babybootcamp.com. Developed by fitness expert Kristen Horler, this stroller-based class helps moms regain or enhance their fitness levels. courtesy photo

Greenburg Nature Center 723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org. This 33-acre woodland preserve has forest trails, a pond, gardens, a Nature’s Playground and a paved walkway and wooden bridge allows parents to take strollers for a quick but nice outdoor stroll. Mommy & Me Yoga Yoga Haven, Tuckahoe and Scarsdale. 337-1437. yogahaven.com. Pre- and Post-natal yoga and Mommy & Me Yoga Mommy & Me Yoga Sprout Wellness 801-7876. sproutwelllnessny.com. Prenatal Yoga, Mommy & Me, Mom & Baby Meetup plus Family Yoga.

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The paved pathway at Greenburgh Nature Center allows strollers so baby can come and play too!

Nature Strollers 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org. A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. The one-hour hike follows gentle trails set in the beauty of nature. Stroller Strides 977-3038. strollerstrides.com. A stroller fitness program that incorporates power walking with intervals of strength and body toning. Classes offered at a variety of locations. Taught by certified fitness instructors.


Baby & Me Museum

Introduce culture early and meet some other like-minded parents for a fun outing. Guggenheim Stroller Tour 1071 Fifth Ave., NY. 212-423-3587. guggenheim.org. Led by a museum educator (who’s also a mom) very young visitors and their caregivers are given a one-hour tour of the museum. A good time for art-loving parents and a nice ride for babies! Single stroller and front baby carriers only. Reservations required.

Take a Stroller Tour at Katonah Art Museum and meet other like-minded parents.

Katonah Museum Stroller Tour 134 Jay St., Rte. 22, Katonah. 232-9555. katonahmuseum.org. This non-collecting museum features 10 to 12 new exhibitions annually. Stroller Tours allow

parents to take a tour of the museum with babies in strollers. There are also concerts, lectures and art programs for all ages. The Learning Center allows children to participate in hands-on art projects.

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Kid Friendly Restaurants

Sometimes a meal out is just what you need. Here are some restaurants that welcome you and your children. Whether it’s a meal out with a fellow mom or dinner with the family, eating at a child-friendly establishment can go a long way to making the outing an enjoyable one. California Pizza Kitchen 365 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. 722-0600. cpk.com. City Limits Diner 200 Central Ave., White Plains. 686-9000. citylimitsdiner.com. Children’s menu includes cheese ravioli and silver dollar pancakes. Gordy’s Burger House 502 New Rochelle Rd., Bronxville. 664-8974. gordysburgerhouse.com. Each booth has a TV (and a remote). Little Crepe Street 29 Main St. Mount Kisco. 242-0200.littlecrepestreet.com. How can you miss with a PB& J Crepe? Stew Leonard’s 1 Stew Leonard Dr., Yonkers. 375-4700. stewleonards.com. During the summer, eat outdoors right next to chickens and cows (and feed them after you eat).

Umami Café 325 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. 271-5555. umamicafe.com. Special kids’ menu that parents will appreciate. Coloring books and crayons available. Plus a toy chest with toys kids can take to their tables. Uno Chicago Grill 2650 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. 779-7515. unos.com. Kids wear a chef’s hat and make their own pizzas! Crayons and a menu to color. Walter’s Hot Dogs 937 Palmer Ave., Mamaroneck. 500-5029. waltershotdogs.com. A kitchy hot dog stand upgrade with good eats and outdoor seating. Wobble Cafe 21 Campwoods Rd., Ossining. 762-3459. wobblecafe.com. Play zone with books and toys Also a dedicated kids table.

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Indoor Attractions & Amusement Centers Rides & More Rye Playland Playland Pkwy., Rye. 813-7010; 813-7000. ryeplayland.org. At Rye Playland there are more than 50 rides for children, youngsters and adults, free entertainment, beach, pool, boardwalk and pier, lake boating, picnic area, mini golf and indoor ice-skating. Fireworks are displayed every Wednesday and Friday evening during July and August. There is always something happening along the boardwalk, from big band music and dancing to a free concert series. AND DON’T MISS Bowlmor White Plains 47 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains. 948-2677. bowlmor.com. Bounce! Trampoline Sports 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage. 845-268-4000. bounceonit.com. Bounce U 150 Clearbrook Rd., Elmsford. 874-5200. bounceu.com. Catamount Aerial Adventure Park 2962 State Highway 23, Hillsdale. 518-325-3200. catamounttrees.com. The Cliffs at Valhalla 1 Commerce St., Valhalla. 328-7625. thecliffsclimbing.com. Cortlandt Lanes 2192 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor. 737-4550. cortlandtlanes.com. Elmsford Raceway 342 N. Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford. 592-5375. flatoutfun.com. Grand Prix New York/Spins Bowl 333 North Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. 241-3131. gpny.com; spinsbowl.com. Homefield Bowl 938 Saw Mill River Rd., Yonkers.

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Even the youngest tots enjoy live music at Rye Playland. 969-5592. homefieldbowl.com. House of Sports 1 Elm St., Ardsley. 479-5419. houseofsportsny.com. Leapin’ Lizards 421 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester. 937-5867. leaplizards.com. Legoland Discovery Center Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers. 866-243-0770. legolanddiscoverycenter.com. Life The Place To Be 2 Lawrence St., Ardsley. 591-4400. lifetheplacetobe.com. New Roc City 33 LeCount Pl., New Rochelle. 637-7575. newroccity.com. The Rock Club 130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle. 633-7625. climbrockclub.com.


Rockin’ Jump 333 S. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. 743-5730. mtk.rockinjump.com. Ridge Hill, 241 Market St., Yonkers. 510-9119. Ridgehill.rockinjump.com.

Sportime USA 380 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford. 592-2111. sportimeusa.com. Westchester Table Tennis 175 Thompkins Ave., Pleasantville. 741-0738. westchestertabletennis.com.

Lake Compounce offers water fun for all ages.

Water Parks

Get wet and have fun at these area water parks. Very Local Willson’s Wave East Lincoln Ave., Mt. Vernon. 813-6990. westchestergov.com/parks. If you are looking for a milder version of water fun check out Westchester’s Willson’s Waves. There are four water recreation areas for all ages. The wave pool, graduated depth 0 inches to six feet, has three-foot waves that bounce bathers around for six-minute intervals. There are also two 18-foot-high water slides, an interactive water playground and a spray deck with 57 different spray pads on a level surface. AND DON’T MISS Lake Compounce Family Theme Park 186 Enterproise Dr., Bristol, Conn. 860-583-3300. lakecompounce.com. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rte. 537, Jackson, N.J. 732-928-1821.

sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj. Splash Harbor at Lake Compounce 822 Lake Ave., Bristol, Conn. 860-583-3300. lakecompounce.com. Splash Away Bay 2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, Conn. 203-758-2913 quassy.com. SplashDown Beach 16 Old Rte. 9 West, Fishkill. 845-897-9600. splashdownbeach.com. Splish Splash 2549 Splish Splash Dr., Calverton. 631-727-3600. splishsplashlongisland.com. Zoom Flume Water Park 20 Shady Glen Rd., East Durham. 800-888-3586. zoomflume.com. 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Biking

Bike riding is a healthy, fun activity for the entire family. Cycling offers a chance to spend time outdoors in nature and it’s great exercise. Families with children of different ages can all bike together, which makes this sport especially family-friendly. Try biking at these local spots. The Kensico Dam Plaza Bronx River Pkwy., Valhalla. parks.westchestergov.com/kensico-dam-plaza. Extra wide paved paths, great for the youngest cyclers. Scenic Hudson Park irvingtonny.gov. Located on the riverfront in Irvington. The Bronx River Pathway westchestergov.com/Parks/Trails/ BronxRiverPathway09.pdf. Very scenic path, but a bit narrower than other bike paths. July and September. Great for families with children just learning to ride bikes.

The North County and South County Trailways trailsfromrails.com/north_county_trail.htm. Paved paths that can accommodate all types of bikes including kids riding with training wheels and those walking with strollers.

Mountain Biking Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill parks.westchestergov.com/blue-mountainreservation.

Bronx River Parkway Bike and Skate Sundays westchestergov.com.

Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers parks.westchestergov.com/sprain-ridge-park.

Mini Golf

Golf may be a humbling sport, but miniature golf is tons of fun. Grab a club and get out on the course at these local spots. Brookside Mini Golf @ Tibbetts Brook Park 355 Midland Ave., Yonkers. 557-5046. brooksideminigolf.com.

New Roc City Funfuzion Glow Mini Golf 19 LeCount Pl., New Rochelle. 637-7575. funfuziononline.com.

Saxon Woods Mini Golf 1800 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 995-2618.

Fairview Golf Center 300 Waterside Dr., Elmsford. 592-1666. fairviewgolfcenter.com.

Rye Playland Mini Golf Playland Access Dr., Rye. 813-7000. ryeplayland.org.

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Norwalk Cove Marina Mini Golf 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd., East Norwalk., Conn. 203-838-2326. norwalkcove.com.


Dog Parks It’s important to keep the entire family active and that includes the family dog. Treat your pet to a doggie playdate at one of these area dog parks. East Rumbrook Dog Park Located at East Rumbrook Park off Dobbs Ferry Road, adjacent to the Sprain Brook Parkway. eastrumbrookdogpark.com. This 1-acre dog run has a fenced area for small dogs and another for larger dogs. While dogs are free to be off-leash in the park there’s also a wooded trail where owners can walk dogs on-leash. Ossining Dog Park 235 Cedar Ln., Ossining. ossiningdogpark.org. This off-leash park has two enclosed acres of wood chips, trees and other dog friendly terrain. The park has three double-gated entrances. Separate areas are available for small and large dogs. Water fountains for dog and human use are in the park and there are lights on timers for evening visitors. Peekskill Dog Park Open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1795 Main St.,

Peekskill. peekskilldogpark.com. This park offers separate fenced-in and gated areas for small and large dogs in addition to benches, plastic bag dispensers and a restroom. There is plenty of parking. Village of Elmsford Dog Park Located on the corner of North Everts and Winthrop Ave. in Elmsford. This quarter-acre, off-leash, fenced-in park has separate areas for large and small breed dogs. You’ll also find benches and waste disposal cans. All dogs must be vaccinated and be wearing their vaccination tags to enter. White Plains Bark Park Located on Brockway Pl. in White Plains, near Best Friends Pet Care. This 14,250-square-foot dog park is covered in pea-sized gravel. There is a separate run for small dogs, a doggie water fountain and benches.

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First Time Out Thunder Ridge Ski Area Rte. 22, Patterson. 845-878-4100. thunderridgeski. com. A very popular ski destination for local families, Thunder Ridge Ski Area offers 30 trails, three chairlifts and four magic carpets. Located 35 minutes from White Plains and 20 minutes from Danbury, Conn., Thunder Ridge is close enough for families to enroll their child in ski lessons, which are offered for all ages. Snowboarding is also a popular sport here. See their website for tips for first-time skiers. AND DON’T MISS Belleayre Mountain Rte. 28, Highmount. 845-254-5600. belleayre.com. Hunter Mountain Hunter. 800-486-8376. huntermtn.com.

Mohawk Mountain 46 Great Hollow Rd., Cornwall, Conn. 860-672-6100. mohawkmtn.com. Mount Southington 396 Mount Vernon Rd., Plantsville, Conn. 860-628-0954. mountsouthington.com. Ski Sundown New Hartford, Conn. 860-379-7669. skisundown.com. Windham Mountain Rte. 23, Windham. 800-754-9463. windhammountain.com. Woodbury Ski Area 785 Washington Rd., Woodbury, Conn. 203-263-2203. woodburyskiarea.com.

Ice Cream Shops

Seems like there is a frozen yogurt shop on every corner these days. Want some real ice cream? Check out these shops for the real deal. IT’S ALL REAL Penny Lick Ice Cream Company 580 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson. 525-1580. pennylickicecream.com. Made from real, fresh ingredients such as milk, sugar and eggs this ice cream this is how ice cream was meant to taste. The classic flavors never go out of style and seasonal favorites, Drunken Pumpkin and Honey Raspberry, are cool. Try their most popular flavor Ethiopian Macchiato. Find the Penny Lick ice cream cart at local farmers‘ markets and other local venues or stop by the shop where birthday parties are also held. AND DON’T MISS The Blue Pig 121 Maple St., Croton-on-Hudson. 271-3850. thebluepigicecream.com. Locally sourced, homemade ice cream. Flavors change daily. Also serving hot soups. Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream 4 Elm Pl., Rye. 967-3797. longfordsicecream.com. Own-made small batch ice cream.

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Penny Lick Ice cream is made form real, fresh ingredients. Main Street Sweets 35 Main St., Tarrytown. 332-5757. Homemade ice cream in a family-run, oldfashioned style shop. Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop 680 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield, Conn. 203-438-3094. Roadside shop with homemade traditional and non-traditional flavors.


Ice Skating Ice skating is a time honored tradition in Westchester. Hockey Too Westchester Skating Academy 91 Fairview Park Dr., Elmsford. 347-8232. skatewsa.com. Open seven days a week, Westchester Skating Academy is a National Hockey League twin rink facility featuring youth and adult hockey leagues. There’s also a Learn to Skate program as well as public skate times and birthday party opportunities. Rental equipment is available. AND DON’T MISS Indoor Brewster Ice Arena 63 Fields Ln., Brewster. 845-279-2229. brewstericearena.com. Danbury Arena One Independence Way, Danbury, Conn. 203-794-1704. danburyice.com. Darien Ice Rink 55 Old Kings Hwy., North, Darien, Conn. 203-655-8251. darienicerink.com. Ebersole Ice Rink 110 Lake St., White Plains. 422-1390. ebersoleicerink.com. Edward J. Murray Memorial Skating Center 348 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers. 377-6469. Harvey School Skating Rink Rte. 22, Katonah. 232-3618. Home Ice Advantage 200 Marbeldale Rd., Tuckahoe. 222-9444. homeice.net Hommocks Park Ice Rink Boston Post Rd. and Weaver St., Larchmont. 834-1069. hommocksparkicerink.org. The Ice Hutch 655 Garden Ave., Mt. Vernon. 699-6787. icehutch.com.

Playland Ice 100 Playland Pkwy., Rye.. 481-5941. playlandice.com. Stamford Twin Rinks 1063 Hope St., Stamford. 203-968-9000. stamfordtwinrinks.com. Westchester Skating Academy 91 Fairview Park Dr., Elmsford. 347-8232. skatewsa.com. Outdoor Bear Mountain Ice Rink Bear Mountain State Park, Near Bear Mountain Inn. 845-786-2701. bearmountainicerink.com. Kensico Dam Plaza Bronx River Pkwy., Valhalla. 328-1542; 864-7275. westchestergov.com/parks. Tibbetts Brook Park Midland Ave., Yonkers. 231-2865; 864-7275. westchestergov.com/parks. Twin Lakes California Rd., Eastchester. 961-2192. westchestergov.com/parks. Wampus Pond Rte. 128, Armonk. 273-3230. westchestergov.com/parks. Willson’s Woods Park E. Lincoln Ave., Mt. Vernon. 813-6990; 864-7275. westchestergov.com/parks. 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Special Needs Recreation The joy of movement, the health benefits of exercise and the camaraderie of sports are important to all children, including those with special needs. For a more comprehensive list see the tab Special Needs on our home page, westchesterfamily.com. Saxon Woods 1800 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck. Saxon Woods offers Andy’s Place Playground, a wheelchair accessible playground for children of all ages and abilities. Angelfish Therapy Various locations. 203-545-0024. angelfishtherapy.com. This program gives children with special needs a fun, challenging and highly motivating environment for therapy. Done in the water, children have the opportunity to practice movements and integrate sensory information step-by-step. Backyard Sports 75 South Broadway, Suite 453, White Plains. 3044052. byardsports.com. Danny Bernstein offers special needs classes in soccer and basketball for children in pre-K to 8th grade. This child-centered program is staffed by qualified professionals who are assisted by student volunteers. Groups are based on age and ability. Green Chimneys 400 Doansburg Rd., Brester. 845-279-2995. greenchimneys.org. Green Chimneys offers innovative animalassisted and nature-based activities for children with special needs. The Miracle League of Westchester mlwny.org. Miracle League at Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale is a rubberized baseball field with painted-on lines and field dimensions for a safe surface. Baseball is played using the buddy system. Moving Wheels & Heels Steffi Nossen Central Studios at Music Conservatory of Westchester. 216 Central Ave., White Plains. 328-1900. steffinossen.org. An integrated dance class for students of all abilities who gather to explore the

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joy of movement. NorWest 293-D Furnace Dock Rd., Cortlandt Manor. 737-4797. nor-west.org. Therapeutic recreational programs for children with disabilities ages 5 and up. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding 845-669-8235. pegasustr.org. Therapeutic horseback riding and related activities for individuals with special needs. Programs held in Pleasantville, Brewster and Greenwich and Darien, Conn. Yogashine 7-11 Legion Dr., Valhalla. 769-8745. yogashine.com. Specializing in developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, PDD, ADD/ADHD. Kids enjoy playful, centered movement, learn and create postures, build strength and mental focus, develop self-calming and cooperation.


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Parents and kids can play for free at Stepping Stones Museums free evenings.

Free Days

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main St., Ridgefield, Conn. 203-438-4519. aldrichart.org. Free admission Tuesdays; always free for children ages 18 and under. Strollers are allowed in the museum or can be stored in the coatroom. Beczak Environmental Education Center 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. 377-1900. beczak.org. Free admission. The Bronx Zoo Fordham Rd. and the Bronx River Pkwy., Bronx. 718-367-1010. bronxzoo.org. Every Wednesday admission is by suggested donation. $15 parking fee. The Bruce Museum One Museum Dr., Greenwich, Conn. 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org. Free admission Tuesdays. A natural history, historical and art museum with events for families and children. Katonah Museum of Art 134 Jay St., Rte. 22, Katonah. 232-9555. katonahmuseum.org. Children under 12 always enter for free. A non-

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collecting facility devoted to changing exhibitions and programs. Programs for families and children. The Learning Center offers free art activities for all ages. Neuberger Museum of Art Campus of Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 251-6100. neuberger.org. Free first Saturday of every month for all visitors. Always free for children under 12. Westchester County’s leading cultural resource for modern, contemporary and African art with programs for families and children. New York Botanical Gardens 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx. 718-817-8700. nybg.org. Free grounds-only admission on Wednesdays and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. $12 parking fee. Stepping Stones Museum for Children Mathews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 203899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org. Free first Thursday evening of every month, 5 to 8 p.m. Wave Hill West 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx. 718549-3200. wavehill.org.


Visit this 28-acre public garden and cultural center that overlooks the Hudson River. Free admission on Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m. to noon and on Tuesdays in July and August from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Park free off-site and use the free shuttle van service. See website for van schedule.

Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Conn. 203-432-5050. peabody.yale.edu. Free admission on Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m. from September to June.

Free Attractions

Lakeshore Learning Center 969A Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. 472-1820. lakeshorelearning.com. Holds free arts and crafts sessions every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

667-4116. nps.gov/sapa. Features an 18th-century church once used as a Revolutionary War hospital and a historic cemetery. Many free family programs are hosted here.

Muscoot Farm Rte. 100, Somers. 864-7282. muscootfarm.org. Always free admission. An early 1900s interpretive farm with children’s events year-round.

Walkway Over the Hudson Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie. walkway.org. A 1.28-mile long walk on an old railway bridge in Poughkeepsie that offers great views and a sense of adventure. Strollers, bikes, dogs on leash, roller-skating and picnicking permitted.

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 South Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon.

Westchester County Parks

Save with the Westchester Park Pass westchestergov.com/park-passes. A Westchester Park Pass is available to all Westchester County residents, ages 12 and up for $75 and is valid for three years. Residents must apply in person at several area locations including County Offices in Mt. Kisco and White Plains, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River and Playland Park in Rye. In summer months passes are also available at pools and golf courses. The pass is required to use county-owned parks, pools, beaches, the tennis courts at Tibbets Brook Park and the boat launch at Glen Island Park. The Park Pass also offers savings at six county-owned golf courses, venue parking fees and county summer camp programs. A Family Park Pass is also available for $150 that covers two adults and two children (ages 12 to 18). You might also like to inquire about the Season Swim Pass, which in addition to the Park Pass allows entry into four Westchester County pools. Westchester County parks and nature centers offer free family-friendly educational nature programs on weekends, hiking, walking and birding. See westchestergov.com/parks for

a complete list and detailed information. Blue Mountain Reservation 183 Watch Hill Road, Cortlandt Manor, 862-5280. Cranberry Lake Preserve Old Orchard St., North White Plains, 428-1005. Croton Point Nature Center Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, 862-5297. Edith Read Sanctuary, Playland Pkwy. Rye, 967-8720. Lenoir Preserve Dudley St., Yonkers, 968-5851. Marshlands Conservancy Rte. 1, Rye, 835-4466. Trailside Nature Museum Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 and 121 South, Cross River, 864-7322. There is a parking fee for Croton Point Park, Ward Pound Ridge (Trailside) and Edith Read Park (Playland). westchestergov.com/parks. 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Libraries

Westchester Library System westchesterlibraries.org. There are 38 branches in the Westchester Library System and many offer free programs for children and families. Besides storytimes, many of the libraries offer other seasonal arts and crafts programs, performances and concerts. Events vary by branch.

Free in the City

Governors Island govisland.com. Enjoy ongoing exhibits and events including art, sculpture, fashion and outdoor music and dance concerts. Most events are offered free. Island open free on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Sept. 30. Free Bike Holiday Mondays allows visitors to borrow a bike and take a free one-hour ride around the island. See website for complete schedule.

Courtesy Gouvenors Island Alliance

Park Rangers provide relaxed and informal lessons for kids on Governors Island.

The High Line thehighline.org. The High Line on New York’s west side is all the rage these days. View New York from this enchanting public park for a free outing that’s different and fun.

National Museum of the American Indian 212-514-3700. nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork. Always free. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Thursdays until 8 p.m. Exhibits and children’s programming.

The Jewish Museum 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org. Free Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Children under age 12 always enter free.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab 212-833-8100. wondertechlab.sony.com. Always free. Hands-on interactive technology exhibits and more. Reservations recommended.

Kids Eat Free... (or at a discount)

It’s fun to eat out, but sometimes the budget is tight. Here are some solutions that can help you enjoy a meal out, but keep more cash in your wallet. IHOP 28 S. Central Ave., Hartsdale. 682-8271. ihop.com. One free child per each adult After 4 p.m. Check website for participating dates. Hurricane Grill & Wings 149 Central Park Ave., Hartsdale. 397-9464. hurricanewings.com/hartsdale. All day Tuesday. Kids eat free with adult entrée purchase. Q Restaurant & Bar 112 N. Main St., Port Chester. 933-7427. qrestaurantandbar.com.

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All day Wednesday. Kids eat free for every adult plate. Minimum of $15 Pete’s Park Place Tavern 18-20 Park Place, Bronxville. 337-9887. Tuesday, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Kids 10 and under eat free off children’s menu. Texas de Brazil Churrascaria 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers. 652-9660. texasdebrazil.com/location/yonkers. Every day off regular menu: kids 6-12 get 50% off regular dinner price; kids 3-5 eat for $5; kids under 2 are complimentary.


Consignment & Resale Shops

New: Lil Chameleon 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe. 346-5148. LilChameleon.com. This cool kid’s resale boutique offers carefully selected, new and nearly-new kid’s clothes (sizes newborn to 12), plus great toys, books and gear. Take your items to the store and receive 30 percent cash or 50 percent in store trade – what a great deal! That’s not all, pause to have a refreshing beverage or light bite in the cool café and learn about the kids’ classes, birthday packages and other events that are held onsite. Affordables 10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry. 693-3610. affordablechild.com. Be Green Kids Consignment Mailing address: 37 Brookside Circle, Bronxville.

516-672-2614. begreensale.com Déjà Vu Consignment Boutique 27 Main St., Port Chester. 481-1160. dejavushoppe. com. Once Upon A Child 80 Rte. 6, Baldwin Place. 621-0003. onceuponachild​somers.com. 455 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. 874-5535. onceuponachildscarsdale.com Penny Pincher 184 Rte. 117, Bedford Hills. 241-2134. The Preppy Turtle 2 Depot Plaza, Suite 101B, Bedford Hills. 666-8500. preppyturtle.com.

Consignment & Resale Toy Stores

A Nu Toy Store 36 Main St., Tarrytown. 372-7144. Find new and gently used items at this consignment shop that specializes in toys. They have a wide variety of items from makers such as Melissa & Doug, LEGOS, The Puppet Company, Webkinz and even some vintage toys. They accept unwanted, unwrapped toys for cash.

Girl AGain 4 Martine Ave., White Plains. 358-1460. girlagain.com. The shelves are neatly stacked and chock-full at Girl AGain, a resale boutique with great prices on gently-used American Girl dolls, outfits, books and other accessories. Plus, this shop is a place for young women with autism to learn job and social skills needed for the workplace. The owners teach

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Girl AGain, a resale boutique with gently used American Girl dolls, outfits, books and more. these women all aspects of store operations including preparing merchandise, customer interaction and sales. Free parking at The Seasons garage.

Consignment Camp Clothing Camp Clothesline: Online Jodi Greene, the local mom of three campers and the founder of Camp Clothesline, knows that outfitting your youngster in logo camp clothing can get expensive. Many camps are requiring logo gear to cut down on competitive dressing. Her solution – an online shop where parents can consign and purchase logo

camp clothing. You are probably thinking – camp clothing gets trashed – why would I want old stuff. Greene says you’d be surprised at the amount of camp clothing that kids never actually use. She claims she doesn’t accept any item she wouldn’t let her own kids wear. Check out campclothesline.com for potential bargains and hassle free shopping. 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Westchester’s Top Summer Tennis Camp June 26 - August 18 Summer Camp - Morning Session

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• Mon - Thurs, 2:00pm - 4;00pm • Training and Match Play • MITL JUNIOR TEAM COMPETITION • Campers must be evaluated for acceptance into this program

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ACTING INSTRUCTION Artistree Performing Arts, LLC 114 W Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-835-2200 https://artistreearts.com Broadway Training Center 10 Washington Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-5825 broadwaytraining.com BTC@BroadwayTraining.com Celebrating 26 years of excellence; K-12 & Adult programming in Acting, Voice, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Summer Camp Workshops; Nationally and Locally awarded for our training of aspiring performers. (501c3 organization). Play Group Theatre 1 N. Broadway, White Plains 914-946-4433 playgroup.org The Play Group Theatre, Westchester’s theatre for children and teens, provides quality performing arts programs throughout the year, including summer theatre camps in its 20,000sf state-of-the-art performing arts complex. Star Kidz White Plains, Mt. Kisco, Harrison starkidzonline.com 914-921-0006 Classes for kids ages 3-17! Star Kidz students develop their singing, acting, dancing and performance techniques in a wide variety of weekly classes and intensive workshops. REGISTER NOW at starkidzonline.com!

ADOPTION SUPPORT Abbott House 914-591-7300, ext. 3142 abbotthouse.net ADOPTION & CHILDREN’S SERVICES Adoptive Parents Committee Hudson/Connecticut Chapter 845-478-5712 adoptiveparents.org Family Services of Westchester 914-937-2320 fsw.org Forever Families Through Adoption 914-939-1180 foreverfamiliesthrough-adoption.org Westchester Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, Inc. 914-667-9596

AMUSEMENT CENTERS & THEME PARKS Bounce! 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage 845-268-4000 bounceonit.com See ad page 61.

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Life The Place To Be 2 Lawrence St., Ardsley 914-591-4400 lifetheplacetobe.com Westchester’s premiere destination for birthday parties, special events and everyday fun! Laser tag, rock climbing, bowling, arcade games, soft play arena and cafe. Playland Playland Pkwy., Rye 914-813-7010 ryeplayland.org Rockin’ Jump 333 N. Bedford, Rd, Mt. Kisco 914-743-5730 241 Market St, Yonkers 914-510-9119 Ridgehill.rockinjump.com, mtk.rockinjump.com Sportime USA 380 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford 914-592-2111 sportimeusa.com

ART INSTRUCTION Katonah Art Center 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge 914-232-4843 katonahartcenter.com The Katonah Art Center offers art, computer art, pottery, film, metal smithing, 3D printing, fashion, and more! Fun and creativity for all ages. MADE: My Art and Design Experience 118 W. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-341-1922 madeartstudio.com Pottery, mosaics, or canvas in a colorful artspace - a birthday party with a balance of teaching techniques and fun with beautiful finished handMADE products!

AUTISM SERVICES Autism Information mentalhealth.westchestergov.com Autism Speaks™ Westchester/Fairfield Office 914-934-5138 westchesterfairfield@autismspeaks.org Center for Autism and the Developing Brain Westchester Division White Plains 914-997-5848 nyp.org Isa Marrs Speech Language Pathology, PC 127 Woodside Ave. #201, Briarcliff Manor 914-488-5282 speechlanguagefeeding.com If your child has difficulty with speech, language or feeding call today to find out how one of their specialized therapists can help. See ad on page 2.


NY Metro Chapter National Autism Assoc. Hawthorne naanyc.org/Westchester.html

914-592-6613 gameon13.com Baseball, softball, strength & conditioning training. Lessons, classes, rentals, camps & birthday parties.

Westchester Foundation for Autism Scarsdale 203-918-1885 wfautism.org

Hardball NY 102 Fairview Park Dr., Elmsford 914-347-4700 hardballny.com

Westchester Jewish Community Services and Autism Family Center White Plains 914-761-0600 wjcs.com

BABYSITTING SERVICES Family Helpers 125 Main St., Dobbs Ferry 914-674-8535 familyhelpers.net

Pro Swing of Port Chester Batting Cage Center 36 Midland Ave., Port Chester 914-937-6700 27 Radio Ciler Dr., Mt. Kisco 914-242-1626 proswingbaseball.com

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT Bereavement Center of Westchester 914-961-2818, ext. 317 thebereavementcenter.org

BASEBALL A Game Sports 856 Main St., New Rochelle 914-278-9477 agamesports.net

Center for Hope 203-655-0547 familycenters.org

Game On 13 300 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY

BICYCLES: SALES, RENTAL, REPAIRS Miller’s 335 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck

Continuing Education

SUMMER

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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 Save the Date: Open House is Saturday, April 21 Register by May 4 to receive Early Registration Discount

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914-698-5070 millerstoys.com

BOWLING Bowlmor White Plains 47 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains 914-948-2677 bowlmor.com Homefield BowlYork Racing Grand Prix New 938North Saw Mill River Rd., Rd., Mt. Yonkers 333 Bedford Kisco 914-969-5592 914-241-3131 homefieldbowl.com gpny.com Homefield Bowl is a full-service bowling alley featuring open bowl, league bowl for juniors, adults and mixed leagues. Great party packages for kids and adults! New Roc n’ Bowl 29 LeCount Place, New Rochelle 914-637-7575 funfusiononline.com/ply/roc-n-bowl/

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT Breastfeeding Resource Center Northern Westchester Hospital 914-666-1370 nwhc.net Full Circle Family Care, LLC 914-421-1500 fullcirclefamilycare.com Hudson Valley Hospital Center 914-734-3257 hvhc.org La Leche League 24-hour hotline : 877-452-5324 See website for Westchester contacts lllny.org Lactation Center Phelps Memorial Hospital Center 914-366-3359 phelpshospital.org St. John’s Riverside Hospital Warm Line 914-964-4800 riversidehealth.org CAMPS & SUMMER PROGRAMS / DAY A Child’s Dream 10 Mill Road, New Rochelle 633-4332 achildsdreamnursery.com A Child’s Dream offers a fun filled camp that runs for seven weeks Camp is a 1/2 day (9am-12pm) themed program. Campers can make their own schedule while supervised by experienced teachers with assistance from collegeaged counselors. Call for 2018/2019 dates, pricing and to learn more. Acres of Adventure Summer Camp / Ann & Andy 2170 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford. 914-592-3027. See ad on page 59..

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Breezemont Day Camp 914-367-1936 breezemont.com Camp Birch Hill 333C Birch Hill Road, New Durham, NH 603-859-4525 summer@campbirchhill.com Camp is the best place to create lifelong friendships and memories that your child will always cherish. Our diverse staff and array of activities ensure that our campers have the most fun possible every single day! See our website for more information and photos! Camp Ramaquois 30 Mountain Rd., Pomona 845-354-1600. ramaquois.com See ad page 14. Camp Regis-Applejack 22 Heron Ln, Paul Smiths, NY 609-479-1946 http://campregis-applejack.com/ Traditional activities include sailing, swimming, tennis, hiking, sing-alongs, art, drama, and stories around the campfire. Camp Regis is unusual in its emphasis on diversity. Center for Literacy Enrichment Summer Program 78 North Broadway, White Plains thecenterforliteracy.com 914-422-4135 Central Park Dance Studio 450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-723-2940 450 Central Ave., Scarsdale 723-2940 centralparkdance.com Offering children and adult programs in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, Preschool, Tot & I, Fairytale Ballet, theater, fitness and kickboxing. The Chapel School Summer Program 172 White Plains Rd., Bronxville 914-337-3202 thechapelschool.org Dance Cavise 273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck 914-381-5222 dancecavise.com Digital Arts Experience 303 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-644-8100 thedae.com For Kids Only, Inc. 577 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor 914-923-1889. forkidsonlyny.com French American School Camp 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont 413-3665 fasny.org/camps


Apply for 2018-2019 ToDAy! For children ages 3-13, campers learn or reinforce their French through classes and fun activities: cooking, science, art, music and a variety of activities! NO FRENCH REQUIRED! For more information go to fasny.org/camps. Gymcats Gymnastics & Birthday Party Center at Equalize Fitness 1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers 914-965-7676 gymcats.net

A progressive approach to early childhood education in the most nurturing of environments Preschool programs for children ages 12 months to 5 years including parent & child classes

Hackley School Summer Programs 293 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown 914-366-2675 hackleyschool.org/summer Harvey Cavalier Camp 260 Jay St., Katonah 914-232-0581 Campers 4-14 enjoy a wide array of electives from arts to athletics, including swimming, tennis, fencing, gymnastics, ice skating and so much more on 125 beautiful acres! Hoff Barthelson 25 School Ln., Scarsdale 914-723-1169 hbms.org HBMS is the ideal setting for a stimulating and fun-filled summer! Programs individually tailored to each students’ needs and desires. Instrumental classes, ensembles, musical theater, jazz, rock, world drumming, music technology instruction, chamber music and more! Seead page 51. House of Sports 1 Elm St, Ardsley 914-479-5419 houseofsportsny.com Indoor sports complex offering year-round training in basketball, lacrosse & baseball. Hudson Country Montessori School 340 Quaker Ridge Rd., New Rochelle 914-636-6202 hudsoncountry.org Programs for children 15 months to 12 years of age. Extended day until 6 p.m. also available. See ad page 22. Innovative Star Gymnastics 151 Crotona Ave., Harrison 914-835-0010 gymnastics.com Jodi’s Gym 25 Hubbels Dr., Mt. Kisco, 914-244-8811 244 E. 84th St, 212-772-7633 jodisgym.com See ad page 61. Katonah Art Center 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge 914-232-4843 katonahartcenter.com The Katonah Art Center offers weekly half-day or full-day camps in art, computer art, pottery, film, metalsmithing,

Eliza Corwin Frost’s approach to curriculum is emergent, integrated and child-led. All sessions offer yoga, movement & music, and after school enrichment.

Eliza Corwin Frost 17 Sagamore Rd, Bronxville, NY 914-779-4852 elizacorwinfrost.org

Greenburgh Indoor Tennis A BRAND NEW INDOOR TENNIS FACILITY Cushioned Premier Court - Which is Easy On the Body New Renovated Park Bathrooms • Unlimited Parking NEW 2-Court Trailer Reception & Lounge with TV, Restroom, Water, & Wi-Fi Bubble Open to the Public • No Membership Fees, No Guest Fees Open Court time is available as well Contract Courts, Adult Clinics, & Junior Programming Hours of operation: Mon.-Sun. 7am-11pm Time slots available on a first come first serve basis. Reserve your court or class options as space is limited

For more information, you can go to www.greenburghindoortennis.com Located at: East Rumbrook Park 600 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, NY Convenient to get to: Just off Dobbs Ferry Road (Route 100B) & the Sprain Brook Parkway 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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3D printing, fashion, and more! Fun & creativity for all ages, starting as young as 3 1/2 to 18 years old. Liberty Montessori 155 Beechmont Dr., New Rochelle 914-636-3461 631 W. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-777-1382 libertymontessorischools.com

Simon Clough PGA Professional Pleasantville Country Club 110 Nannahagen Road, Pleasantville 914-473-7294 simon@cloughgolf.com Providing quality golf lessons for all ages and levels. Simon has over 30 years of professional experience. On course lessons are available. Summer Junior Golf Camps run July and August. Maximum 6 students per camp.

Mike Risko Music 144 Croton Ave., Ossining 762-8757 mikeriskomusicschool.com.

Solaris Sport & Racquet Club 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights 914-962-4094 solarisclubs.com

Milestone Summer Camp The Milestone School 70 W. Broad St., Mount Vernon 667-3478 themilestoneschool.com This program is geared to the needs and interests of 2- to 6-year-olds.

Southwoods Camp 532 NYS. Rte. 74, Paradox, New York 914-214-8780 southwoods.com Southwoods is a four-week, co-ed, sleep away camp in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, NY. Campers enjoy a variety of outdoor, waterfront, creative arts and sports programs. They gain new skills, independence, great friendships and amazing memories!

Music Conservatory of Westchester 216 Central Ave., White Plains 761-3900 summeratmcw.org Summer Music & Arts at Music Conservatory of Westchester offers flexible day options for individual 2-week sessions from 6/25-8/17 for grades K-6 to learn piano, guitar, violin, voice, musical theater and more! New musical programs for middle school students to be announced. Summers Stars at Scarsdale Synagogue Synagogue/Temples Tremont and Emanu-El 2 Ogden Rd., Scarsdale 914-723-3001 bit.ly/starsfamily Helping Toddlers through pre-kindergartners enjoy summer fun! Developmentally appropriate activities: sports, water play, music, yoga, science, art, indoor and outdoor play spaces. Contact Jody Glassman, mazeltots@sstte.org. Our Victory Day Camp 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 203-329-3394 ourvictory.com Play Group Theatre 1 N. Broadway, White Plains 914-946-4433 playgroup.org Rye Racquet Club 914-835-3030 ryeracquet.com Shattemuc Sailing Academy 46 Westerly Road, Ossining Shattemucyc.org sailingacademy@shattemucyc.org One of the top sailing academies on the Hudson River, offering comprehensive sailing instruction and boating safety for youth ages 9 to 16. Learning to sail and work together with others are skills that kids will have for life.

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Squire Advantage Camp / Squire Sports Camp The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry 914-328-3798 squirecamps.com See ad page 57. Steffi Nossen School of Dance 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-328-1900 steffinossen.org Studio B Dance 277 White Plains Rd. Eastchester (Entrance on Prospect Ave.) 914-793-2799 studiobdance.com Summer Trails Day Camp 93 Mahopac Ave., Somers 914-245-1776 info@summertrailsdaycamp.com summertrailsdaycamp.com Come Join the Fun! Traditional Multi Activity and Specialized Baseball Camp. Private 20 acre facility; heated pools, natural lake, sports courts and fields, and creative arts facilities. Enrollment opportunities for first time families. Surprise Lake Camp 212-924-3131 surpriselake.org Located in Cold Spring, NY, we are a Jewish, coed sleepaway camp serving children since 1902, providing fun, engaging, and life changing experiences in a beautiful, natural setting. Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining 914-762-2912 teatown.org The Whale Camp 54 Academy Rd., Kirkwood, PA.


No other marine biology summer camp or marine science camp offers as many direct face-to-face encounters to closely observe and study whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and puffins in their own natural habitat. Board their research vessel for unmatched examinations of marine life. See ad page 55.

WESTCHESTER’S PREMIER COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

Thornton Donovan School Summer Challenge 100 Overlook Cir., New Rochelle 914-632-8836 td.edu, thorntondonovan.com See ad page 5. Torbank Nursery School 108 Pinesbridge Rd., Ossining 914-941-1563 torbanknurseryschool.com Westchester County Dept. of Parks Camps 450 Saw Mill River Rd., Ardsley 914-864-7273 parks.westchestergov.com From nature discovery to learning basketball, golf and music skills, Westchester County Parks offers summer camps and programs for children of all ages and interests. Westchester & Fairfield Swim Camp Pace Univ, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville 914-588-2971 westfairswim.com Wolf Conservation Center 7 Buck Run, South Salem 914-763-2373 nywolf.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD • SUZUKI K-12 • JAZZ • SUMMER • ADULTS Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, HBMS’ diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

Outstanding music education for all ages by a world-class faculty!

www.hbms.org • hb@hbms.org 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-723-1169

Kol Ami Early Childhood Program

World Cup Gymnastics 160 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua 914-238-9267 worldcupschools.com YMCA 250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-949-8030 ymca-cnw.org Young People’s Day Camps Westchester 914-792-6555 or 1-800-DAYCAMP ypdc.com YWCA 515 North St., White Plains 914-949-6227 ywcawpcw.org Their vision for childhood development incorporates fun, safe, child-centered environments in classrooms that celebrate diversity and foster respect for all. They offer full and part-day early care along with after-school programs, aquatics, fitness and gymnastics activities.

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Exprerience! Nan Blank, Director

Warm, Nurturing & Enriching Now Registering for the ’18 -’19 Season First Friends: A Toddler Program 2, 3, 4 & 5-Day 2’s • 3, 4 & 5-Day 3’s Full and Half Day 4’s Extended Day Program for 2’s 3’s & 4’s A Step Ahead! Pre-K for children turning 5 in the Fall Summer Camp for 2’s, 3’s & 4’s Join us for Shabbat in the Woods every Friday all year round from 5:30–6:00pm

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE 2018–2019 SEASON YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester 515 North St., White Plains 949-6227 ywcawpcw.org

Call for an Appointment & Tour

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The YWCA offers recreational and competitive swimming and gymnastics programs as well as fitness activities for all ages.

CAMPS & SUMMER PROGRAMS / SPECIAL NEEDS NYU Summer Program for Kids at College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle 516-358-1811 aboutourkids.org A 7-week, therapeutic program for 7-11 year olds with AD/HD, focusing on building self-esteem, improving attentional, organizational and friendship skills. Staff/child ratio 1 to 1:5. Steffi Nossen School of Dance 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-328-1900 steffinossen.org

CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth Information Line: 800-422-4784 bradleybirth.com

childcarewestchester.org Office of Children and Family Services (NYS) 800-732-5207 Child Care Complaint Line 800-732-5207 Yonkers Regional Office ocfs.state.ny.us

CLOTHING / RESALE & CONSIGNMENT Affordables 10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry 914-693-3610 affordablechild.com A department store for recycled children’s things. Everything for ages newborn to young teens. Bassinets to soccer cleats and tons of stuff in between. Lil Chameleon 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe 914-346-5148 lilchameleon.com See ad page 59.

Lamaze® International 800-368-4404 lamaze.org

CLOTHING / DONATIONS Career Closet 30 South State Rd., Briarcliff Manor 944-1472

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 888-663-4637, 212-353-8353 modimes.org

I Love Our Youth 9 Roamine Ave., Yonkers 914-963-4453 thriftlandusa.com

CHILDCARE / DAYCARE Bedford Discovery Early Childhood Center/Infant Center 190 Harris Rd., Bedford Hills 914-666-5437 bdecc.com

Pass It On Kid’s Kloset 170 EW. Post Rd., White Plains By Appointment; 831-7616 wjcs.com/kidskloset

For Kids Only, Inc 577 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor 914-923-1889 forkidsonlyny.com Kehillah School for Early Learning (in partnership with Bright Horizons) Temple Israel of New Rochelle 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle 914-637-3808 kehillah@tinr.org, kehillahschool.org Full and part-time education for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Child-centered blend of Jewish programming and Bright Horizons’ Family Solutions curricula. Play Care Nursery and Preschool 210 Orchard Ridge Rd., Chappaqua 914-238-6206 playcarepreschool.com A child’s time at Play Care is a balance of structured, age appropriate activities, academics and well supervised free choice time. Play Care offers a flexible schedule for ages 18 mos-5 years to meet the needs of families. Extended day and enrichment opportunities are also available.

CHILDCARE RESOURCES & REFERRALS Child Care Council of Westchester 914-761-3456

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COMPUTERS Aliza Freedman thecomputerfairy.com 203-554-5975 “Computer Illiterate?” They work with people just like you. Personalized, in-home instruction. Slow computer or virus? Kids protected on the web? Contact this caring person you can trust. Digital Arts Experience 303 Central PArk Ave., Scarsdale 914-644-8100 thedae.com

CONSIGNMENT & RESALE Affordables 10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry 914-693-3610 affordablechild.com A department store for recycled children’s things. Everything for ages newborn to young teens. Bassinets to soccer cleats and tons of stuff in between. Lil Chameleon 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe 914-346-5148 lilchameleon.com See ad page 59.


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DANCE INSTRUCTION Artistry Dance 141 Tompkins Ave., Pleasantville 914-450-9034 artistrydanceproject@gmail.com Central Park Dance Studio 450 Central Ave., Scarsdale 723-2940 centralparkdance.com For over 30 years offering children and adult programs in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, Preschool, Tot & I, Fairytale Ballet, fitness, and Zumba! Voted Best of Westchester! City Center Dance 98 Lake St., White Plains 328-1881 citycenterdance.com Specializing in professional dance instruction for children of all ages and levels in ballet, pointe, pre-pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pre-K and Kindergarten classes — all in a fun and creative environment! Dance Cavise 273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck 914-381-5222 dancecavise.com Logrea Dance Academy 2 Dale Ave., Ossining 914-941-2939 logreadance.com Logrea Dance Academy offers ballet, tap, modern and jazz training in a supportive, professional environment to students preschool through adult, beginner through pre-professional.

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On Hudson Dance 558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478 0508 onhudsondance.com On Hudson Dance offers students 3 years and up various styles of quality dance instruction in 3 gorgeous, sun-filled studios with the most talented instructors in Westchester county! Scarsdale Ballet Studio 696R White Plains Rd., Scarsdale 914-725-8754 scarsdaleballet.com Scarsdale Ballet Studio offers professional quality instruction in ballet technique to students of all ages, in a creative and supportive, yet disciplined environment. Steffi Nossen School of Dance 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-328-1900 steffinossen.org Modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, choreography. Preschool - adult. Providing the best dance education in Westchester County since 1937. Studio B Dance 281 White Plains Rd., Eastchester 914-793-2799 studiobdance.com

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DENTAL CARE Paul G. Grandsire, DMD, Dentist 1415 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont 914-834-1646 drgrandsire.com Holistic dentistry, serving Westchester for over 30 years. Main Street Pediatric Dentistry 115 Main St., Suite 302, Tuckahoe 914-633-4440 mainstreetpediatricdentistry.com See ad page 38.

EATING DISORDERS INFORMATION & SUPPORT Center for Eating Disorders, New-York Presbyterian Westchester Division. 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains 888-694-5700 nyp.org/eatingdisorders.html National Association for Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Eating Disorders (ANAD) 630-577-1330; 630-577-1333 nationaleatingdisorders.org The Renfrew Center Foundation 800-736-3739; 877-367-3383 tenfrew.org

ELDERCARE RESOURCES & SERVICES Eldercare Locator 800-677-1116 Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester 311 North St., Suite 204, White Plains 914-682-1484 hospiceofwestchester.com Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam 914-666-4228 vnahv.org

EYE CARE Hartsdale Family Eye Care 221 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale 914-725-1600 hartsdalefamilyeyecare.com FITNESS CENTERS & PROGRAMS Club Fit 584 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor 914-762-3444 600 Bank Rd., Jefferson Valley 914-245-4040 clubfit.com Equinox 99 Business Park Dr., Armonk 914-219-1601 1053 West Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-777-1919 800 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale 914-472-9000 equinox.com. New York Sports Clubs Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Hartsdale, Hawthorne, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Somers mynysportsclubs.com Pine Brook Fitness 130 Rhodes St. New Rochelle 914-636-1019 pinebrookfitness.com See ad page 58. Saw Mill Club 77 Kensico Dr., Mt. Kisco 241-0797 333 N. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco 914-242-9760 sawmillclub.com

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 888-232-6348 cdc.gov/nceh/lead

Solaris Sport & Racquet Club 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights 914-962-4094 solarisclubs.com

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Connecticut: 860-509-7745 Westchester: 914-813-5240

FENCING INSTRUCTION Tim Morehouse Fencing Club 135 Pearl St., Port Chester timmorehousefencing.com 317-886-8243 Tim Morehouse Fencing Club teaches the Olympic sport of saber fencing with classes, lessons, and camps for all ages and levels. Ranked 7th in the country for youth fencing.

EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800-426-4791 Federated Conservationists of Westchester County 914-422-4053 fcwc.org

EVALUATIONS Isa Marrs Speech Language Pathology, PC 127 Woodside Ave. #201, Briarcliff Manor 914-488-5282 speechlanguagefeeding.com If your child has difficulty with speech, language or feeding call today to find out how one of their specialized therapists can help. See ad on page 2.

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GOLF INSTRUCTION Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy, Doral Arrowood 975 Anderson Hill Rd., Rye Brook 800-733-1653 spearmanjuniorgolf.com


Simon Clough PGA Professional Pleasantville Country Club 110 Nannahagen Rd., Pleasantville 914-473-7294 simon@cloughgolf.com Providing quality golf lessons for all ages and levels. Simon has over 30 years of professional experience. On course lessons are available. Summer Junior Golf Camps run July and August. Maximum 6 students per camp.

GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTION Gymcats Gymnastics & Birthday Party Center at Equalize Fitness 1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers 914-965-7676 gymcats.net Innovative Star Gymnastics 151 Crotona Ave., Harrison 914-835-0010 gymnastics.com

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Jodi’s Gym 25 Hubbels Dr., Mt. Kisco, 914-244-8811 244 E. 84th St, 212-772-7633 jodisgym.com Looking for an activity your kids will flip over? From the tiniest tumblers to advance gymnasts, Jodi’s Gym offers a class for everyone! See ad on page 61. World Cup Gymnastics 160 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua 914-238 9267 worldcupschools.com

HEAD LICE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION The Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester 914-424-1367 dlong2758@aol.com liceoffinc.com The Lice Lady 914-497-5465 thelicelady@aol.com theliceladyofwestchester.com L!ce Out 911 573 Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills 914-689-3655 Liceout911.com A certified, science based, head lice treatment center unlike any other. You will surprisingly enjoy your experience while they treat and check for head lice and educate on how to avoid the dreaded parasite. Relax ...you found them! LiceXchange 917-657-0249 licexchange.com debrarosen@licexchange.com Expert head lice and nit removal in the comfort of your home. Their proven removal technique and natural products are 100% safe, effective and affordable.

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HORSEBACK RIDING Boulder Brook Equestrian Center 291 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale 914-725-3912 boulderbrookequestrian.com The Crossroads Equestrian Center 83 Big Elm Rd., Brewster 845-279-4953 roadsfarm.com Fox Hill Farms 204 Old Sleepy Hollow Rd., Pleasantville 914-769-9813 foxhillfarms.com Mead Farm 107 June Rd., Stamford, Conn. 203-322-4984 meadfarm.com Ridgefield Equestrian Center 258 North St., Ridgefield 203-438-7433 ridgefieldequestriancenter.com Shady Lane Farm 427 Birdsall Dr., Yorktown Heights 914-962-3674 Sky Blue Stables 52 Montrose Station Rd., Cortlandt, 914-305-2177 skybluestables.com Stratford Stables 120 Cottage Ave., Purchase 914-939-9294 stratfordstables.net Summit Farm 24 Bloomer Rd, North Salem 914-669-9622 summitfarmny.com Twin Lakes Farm 960 B California Rd., Bronxville 914-961-2192 twinlakesfarm.com

HOSPITALS Blythedale Children’s Hospital Valhalla 914-592-7555 blythedale.org Burke Rehabilitation Hospital White Plains 914-597-2500 burke.org The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Bronx 718-741-2426 montekids.org

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Danbury Hospital Danbury, Conn. 203-739-7000 danburyhospital.org Dobbs Ferry Pavilion of St. John’s Riverside Hospital Dobbs Ferry 914-693-0700 riversidehealth.org Four Winds Hospital Katonah 914-763-8151 fourwindshospital.com Greenwich Hospital 5 Pennyridge Rd., Greenwich, Conn. 203-863-3000 greenwichhospital.org Hudson Valley Hospital Center Cortland Manor 914-737-9000 hvhc.org Lawrence Hospital Center Bronxville 914-787-1000 lawrencehealth.org Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center 100 Woods Rd., Valhalla General information: 914-681-0600 or 914-493-7000 Doctor referrals: 866-962-7337 worldclassmedicine.com See ad on page 37. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital 16 Guion Pl., New Rochelle 914-632-5000 montefiorehs.org Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon 914-664-8000 ssmc.org NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester White Plains 914-682-9100 nyp.org Northern Westchester Hospital Mount Kisco 914-666-1200 nwhc.net Norwalk Hospital Norwalk, Conn. 203-852-2000 norwalkhospital.org Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Sleepy Hollow 914-366-3000


phelpshospital.org Putnam Hospital Center Carmel 845-279-5711 putnamhospital.org St. John’s Riverside Hospital Dobbs Ferry 914-964-4444 riversidehealth.org St. Joseph’s Medical Center Yonkers 914-378-7000 saintjosephs.org St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Harrison 914-967-6500 stvincentswestchester.org Stamford Hospital Stamford, Conn. 203-276-1000 stamfordhospital.org Westchester Medical Center Valhalla 914-493-7000 worldclassmedicine.com See ad on page XX White Plains Hospital White Plains 914-681-0600 wphospital.org

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Missing Children (NYS) 800-346-3543 My Sister’s Place 800-298-SAFE (7233) National Center for Stuttering 800-221-2483 stuttering.com National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 800-537-2238 nrcdv.org National Runaway Switchboard 800-231-6946 1800runaway.org National Women’s Health Information Center 800-994-WOMAN (9662) womenshealth.gov Planned Parenthood 800-230-7526 plannedparenthood.org Putnam-Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center 845-628-2166 United Cerebral Palsy Association 800-872-5827 ucp.org Westchester County Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Bureau 914-995-3000

ICE SKATING Hommocks Park Ice Rink 140 Hommocks Rd., Larchmont hommocksparkicerink.org Mamaroneck’s enclosed public skating facility offers fun for the entire family. Have your birthday party at the rink. Concession on site. Skates and lockers available. Ice Hutch 655 Garden Ave., Mt. Vernon. 699-6787. icehutch.com. Playland Ice 100 Playland Pkwy., Rye.. 481-5941. playlandice.com. Westchester Skating Academy 91 Fairview Park Dr., Elmsford. 347-8232. skatewsa.com.

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION Berlitz Training Solutions 2 Church St., White Plains 914-946-8389 berlitz.com Berlitz Training Solutions teaches 40 different languages

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to kids & adults using the proven Berlitz Method.

MALLS, SHOPPING Cortlandt Town Center 3121 Main St., Mohegan Lake 914-526-4995 Cross County Shopping Center Cross County Pkwy. in Yonkers 914-968-9570 crosscountycenter.com Danbury Fair Mall Backus Ave and Rte. I-84, Danbury, Conn. 203-743-3247 danburyfairmall.com The Galleria at White Plains 100 Main St., White Plains 914-682-0111 simon.com Jefferson Valley Mall 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Hgts. 914-245-4688 jeffersonvalleymall.com Palisades Center 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack 845-348-1000 palisadescenter.com Stamford Town Center 100 Greyrock Pl., Stamford, Conn. 203-324-0935 shopstamfordtowncenter.com The Westchester 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains. 914-682-0111 simon.com Westchester’s Ridge Hill One Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers 914-683-8600 westchesterridgehill.com

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION Bruce Chung 250 Halstead Ave. Harrison 914-835-0665 brucechung.com New York Goju Karate Black Belt Academy 558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-0508 nygka.com New York Goju Karate (NYGKA) is one of the top martial art schools for children in all of New York. 26 years of top quality, comprehensive Goju instruction by Shihan Chillemi has positively affected the lives of all its students!

MEDICAL GROUPS Care Mount Medical 90 & 10 S. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. 914-241-1050 185 NY 312, Brewster. 845-278-7000 111 Bedford Rd., Katonah.914-232-3135


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Serving children 2 months–14 years of age 1825 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights. 914-962-5060 caremountmedical.com Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester, PC 145 Huguenot St., Ste. 200, New Rochelle 914-235-1400 pasw4kids.com Dr. Susan Meisler, Dr. Hilary Smith, Dr. Lisa Mandelker, Dr. Debra Etelson See ad page 44. Scarsdale Medical Group 600 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison 914- 723-8100 scarsdalemedical.com Village Pediatric Group, PLLC 115 Main St., Tuckahoe, 914-771-7070 villagepediatricgroup.com Westchester Park Pediatrics 222 Westchester Ave., Ste. 202, White Plains 914-761-1717 westchesterparkpediatrics.com WestMed Medical Group 1 Theall Rd. Rye. 914-848-8888 720 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale . 914-831-4170 73 Market St., Ridge Hill, Yonkers. 914-848-8073 3030 Westchster Ave., Purchase. 914-831-4100 171 Huguenot St., New Rochelle. 914-607-5800 1084 N. Broadway, Yonkers. 914-848-8640 210 Westchester Ave., White Plains. 914-682-0700 westmedgroup.com

Mental Health Edward M. Ballen, LCSW 680 Katonah Ave., Suite H, Katonah 914-232-9626 edwardmballen@gmail.com MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES Boscobel Restoration 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison 845-265-3638 boscobel.org Bruce Museum of Arts & Science One Museum Dr., Greenwich, Conn. 203-869-0376 brucemuseum.org Horace Greeley House 100 King St., Chappaqua 914-238-4666 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 845-534-5506; 845-534-7781 100 Muser Dr., Cornwall 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson hhnaturemuseum.org. Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 914-963-4550

Age appropriate activities including: tween trips, bowling, swimming, golf, drama, sports, water slide, train rides, computers, arts & crafts, air castle and more! Call for a Tour & Appointment! 914-592-3027 2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY AcresOfAdventureSummerCamp.com

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John Jay Homestead State Historic 400 Rt. 22, Katonah 914-232-5651 johnjayhomestead.org

Hoff Barthelson 25 School Ln., Scarsdale 914-723-1169 hbms.org Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, HBMS’ diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.. See ad page 51.

Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon 914-667-4116 Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, Conn. 203-322-1646 stamfordmuseum.org.

Mike Risko Music 144 Croton Ave, Ossining 762-8757 mikeriskomusicschool.com Everything music, from lessons to creative classes like Rock Vocal, Rock Band and Musical Theater. Students all ages and levels, study music in The Risko Music state of the art studios and performance education space.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Mathews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 203-899-0606 Steppingstonesmuseum.org Trailside Nature Museum 914-864-7322 Rtes. 35 and 121 South, Cross River westchestergov.com/trailside-nature-museum

Music Conservatory of Westchester 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-761-3900 musicconservatory.org Music Conservatory of Westchester is a community music school providing the extraordinary benefits of music to 2,000 students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in the greater Westchester region, with quality music instruction, music therapy, scholarships, and free community performances. See ad page 53.

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rtes. 35 & 121 South, Cross River trailsidemuseum.org Westchester Children’s Museum 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye 914-421-5050 discoverwcm.org

Musical Munchkins Locations in Westchester, Dutchess County & Riverdale 914-771-7000 musicalmunchkins.com Fun and learning too! 33 years in Westchester proves this is the very best in delightful music classes for your babies, 1-4 years.

Westchester County Historical Society 2199 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford 914-592-4323 westchesterhistory.com

MUSIC CLASSES / LESSONS Belle School of Music Scarsdale, White Plains & Yonkers 914-961-5511 belleschool.com Belle School of Music offers a unique, effective and enjoyable way of learning for children 2 yrs and up. Under the supervision of highly qualified and dedicated staff, the child you love will learn to play and develop an appreciation for music that lasts a lifetime. Crestwood Music Education Center 453 White Plains Rd., Eastchester 914-961-3497 crestwoodmusic.com Founded in 1987, the Crestwood Music Education Center has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 private students of all ages and levels, beginner through professional.

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Star Kidz White Plains, Mt. Kisco, Harrison starkidzonline.com 914-921-0006 EXCITING NEW CLASSES for kids ages 3-17! Star Kidz students develop their singing, acting, dancing and performance techniques in a wide variety of weekly classes and intensive workshops. REGISTER NOW at starkidzonline.com!

Sounds Good Westchester Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Rye and Rye Brook 914-670-7024 soundsgoodwestchester.com Offering Music Together® music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the grown-ups who love them. Eight locations throughout southern Westchester. Starlight Starbright Music 78 Garth Road, Scarsdale 914-924-0995 slsbmusic.com Offering Music Together® (ages birth through 5) and mommy-and-me beginner ukulele classes (ages 3 through 6) in Chappaqua, Scarsdale, and Tarrytown! See ad page 57.


NANNIES AupairCare Naomi Crescitelli ncrescitelli@aupaircare.com aupaircare.com NATURE & WILDLIFE CENTERS Audubon Greenwich 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, Conn. 203-869-5272 audubonct.org Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. 203-394-6565 beardsleyzoo.org Croton Point Nature Center Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-5297; 914-862-5290 westchestergov.com/parks Lasdon Park, Arboretum and War Memorial Rte. 35, Somers 914-864-7260; 914-864-PARK (7275) westchestergov.com/parks

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Lenoir Nature Preserve 19 Dudley St., Hastings/Yonkers border, 914-968-5851 westchestergov.com/parks The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, Conn. 203-852-0700 maritimeaquarium.org Muscoot Farm Rte. 100, Somers 914-864-7282 westchestergov.com/parks New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge Rd. (Rte. 124), New Canaan, Conn. 203-966-9577 Rye Nature Center 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye 914-967-5150 ryenaturecenter.org A 47-acre urban wildlife sanctuary with two miles of trails, visitor center and programs for schools, families, and adults. Admission free, fee for some programs. Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, Conn. 203-322-1646 stamfordmuseum.org Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining 914-762-2912 teatown.org

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Teatown Lake Reservation, the leading environmental education organization in the lower Hudson Valley with a 1,000 acre preserve, teaching ecological literacy and promoting nature-friendly living. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Rte. 35 & Rte. 121 South, Cross River 914-864-7317 westchestergov.com/parks

ORTHODONTISTS Westchester Family Orthodontists Bradley Schnebel, DMD 450 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 406, Harrison 914-732-3777 westchesterfamilyortho.com Providing state-of-the-art orthodontic care for children, teens and adults in a warm and friendly environment. PAID CONSUMER SURVEYS Reckner Opinions 450 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 410, Harrison 914-696-5150 reckneropinions.com PARTY PLACES Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 914-226-3082, ext. 5 Drafthouse.com/yonkers Armelle’s Birthday Parties 914-672-0948 armelleforkids.com Multicultural music for children and their parents. Learn a language through music. Bounce! 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage 845-268-4000 bounceonit.com/valley-cottage See ad page 61. Central Park Dance Studio 450 Central Ave., Scarsdale 723-2940 centralparkdance.com Offering children and adult programs in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, Preschool, Tot & I, Fairytale Ballet, theater, fitness, kick boxing and Zumba! The Cliffs at Valhalla 1 Commerce Park, Valhalla 914-328-7625 thecliffsclimbing.com Dance Cavise 273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck 914-381-5222 dancecavise.com Digital Arts Experience 303 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-644-8100

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thedae.com Elmsford Raceway Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford 914-592-5375 Flatoutfun.com Grand Prix New York Racing 333 N. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco 914-241-3131 gpny.com Great Play of Scarsdale 969 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 914-713-3470 greatplay.com Gymcats Gymnastics & Birthday Party Center at Equalize Fitness 1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers 914-965-7676 gymcats.net Homefield Bowl 938 Saw Mill River Rd., Yonkers 914-969-5592 homefieldbowl.com Homefield Bowl is a full-service bowling alley featuring open bowl, league bowl for juniors, adults and mixed leagues. Great party packages for kids and adults! House of Sports 1 Elm St, Ardsley, NY 10502 914-479-5419 houseofsportsny.com Indoor sports complex offering year-round training in basketball, lacrosse & baseball. Innovative Star Gymnastics 151 Crotona Ave., Harrison 914-835-0010 isggymnastics.com Jodi’s Gym 25 Hubbels Dr., Mt. Kisco, 914-244-8811 244 E. 84th St, 212-772-7633 jodisgym.com See ad page 61. Katonah Art Center 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge 914-232-4843 Katonahartcenter.com Kidville Mount Kisco 145 Kisco Ave., Mt. Kisco 914-458-1909 kidville.com/mtkisco Leapin’ Lizards 421 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 914-937-JUMP (5867) leaplizards.com Leapin’ Lizards is Westchester’s coolest indoor play and


party place for kids. Open daily at 10 a.m. For info. reach us at 914-937-JUMP or leaplizards.com LEGOLAND Discovery Center One Ridge Hill Blvd., Ridge Hill, Yonkers 866-243-0770 legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester Life The Place To Be 2 Lawrence St., Ardsley 914-591-4400 lifetheplacetobe.com Westchester’s premiere destination for birthday parties, special events and everyday fun! Laser tag, rock climbing, bowling, arcade games, soft play arena and cafe. Logrea Dance Academy 2 Dale Ave., Ossining 914-941-2939 logreadance.com Lil Chameleon 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe 914-346-5148 lilchameleon.com See ad page 59. MADE: My Art and Design Experience 118 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 914-341-1922 madeartstudio.com Pottery, mosaics, or canvas in a colorful artspace- a birthday party with a balance of teaching techniques and fun with beautiful finished handMADE products! Make-A-Movie Parties 914-533-7294; 212-645-9487 perryproductions.net Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club 555 S Barry Ave, Mamaroneck 914-698-1130 mamaroneckbeachandyacht.com Mike Risko Music 144 Croton Ave., Ossining 762-8757 mikeriskomusicschool.com. Pine Brook Fitness 130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle 914-636-1019 pinebrookfitness.com See ad page 38. Play Connection 650 Lee Blvd., at Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights 914-214-4278 playconnectionnewyork.com Playland Ice 100 Playland Parkway, Rye 914-481-5941 playlandice.com

ROCKIN’ JUMP 333 N. Bedford, Rd, Mt. Kisco 914-743-5730 241 Market St, Yonkers 914-510-9119 Ridgehill.rockinjump.com mtk.rockinjump.com Westchester’s best trampoline park is also a perfect place for parties from 10 to 400 guests! Our 18,000 square foot facility, with three private party rooms, is perfect for your child’s next birthday or their big Bar/Bat celebration! Call one of our Event Specialists to book your party today! Solaris Sport & Racquet Club 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights 914-962-4094 solarisclubs.com Sportime USA 380 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford 914-592-2111 sportimeusa.com Starlight Starbright Music 78 Garth Road, Scarsdale 914-924-0995 slsbmusic.com Offering Music Together® (ages birth through 5) and mommy-and-me beginner ukulele classes (ages 3 through 6) in Chappaqua, Scarsdale, and Tarrytown! Studio B Dance 281 White Plains Rd. Eastchester (Entrance on Prospect Ave.) 914-793-2799 studiobdance.com Westchester Skating Academy 91 Fairview Park Dr., Elmsford 914-347-8232, ext. 100 skatewsa.com Westchester Turf & Tennis 5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne 914-592-3737 turfandtennis.com World Cup Gymnastics 160 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua 914-238-9267 worldcupschools.com YMCA of White Plains 250 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains 914-949-8030 Ymca-cnw.org YWCA 515 North St, White Plains Pool Parties 949- 6227, ext. 140 ywcawpcw.org Their vision for childhood development incorporates fun, safe, child-centered environments in classrooms that celebrate diversity and foster respect for all. They offer full and part-day early care along with after-school programs, aquatics, fitness and gymnastics activities.

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PARTY SERVICES & SUPPLIES Amanda Bear Party Rentals 347-326-5567 Amandabearpartyrentals.com Dave’s Cast of Characters 914-235-7100 davescast.com Frankies Carnival Time 718-823-3033 frankiescarnival.com costumeman.com Funtime Amusements Serving the tri-state area 914-773-1320 funtimeamusements.net

PEDIATRIC HEALTH RESOURCES American Academy of Pediatrics 847-434-4000 aap.org American Academy of Sleep Medicine 630-737-9700 aasmnet.org

PETS Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital 44 Saint Nicholas Rd., Wappingers Falls 845-227-PAWS (7297) earthangelsvet.com Now offering boarding! See ad page 28. PHOTOGRAPHERS Audrey deWys 914-328-8875 audreydewys.com Donna Mueller Photography Pleasantville, NY 914-980-2267 greatkeepsakes.com Voted ‘Best Family Photographer’ in Westchester Magazine 2016 & Westchester Family Magazine 2016 & 2017 Providing heartfelt photos captured for a lifetime! Donna Mueller Photography Pleasantville, NY 914-980-2267 greatkeepsakes.com Voted ‘Best Family Photographer’ in Westchester Magazine 2016 & Westchester Family Magazine 2016 & 2017 Providing heartfelt photos captured for a lifetime!

American SIDS Institute 239-431-5425 sids.org

Jane Goodrich Photography 917-744-3310 janegoodrich.com

CJ Foundation for SIDS 888-8CJ-SIDS (888-825-7437) cjsids.com

Rosanna Jacobson Photography 914-420-3601 rosannajacobson.com

PEDIATRICIANS Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester, PC 145 Huguenot St., Ste. 200, New Rochelle 914-235-1400 pasw4kids.com Dr. Susan Meisler, Dr. Hilary Smith, Dr. Lisa Mandelker & Dr. Debra Etelson. See ad on page 44.

PLANETARIUMS Andrus Planetarium, Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 914-963-4550 hrm.org

Pediatrics on Hudson 615 Broadway, Hastings-On-Hudson 914-963-1663 pediatricsonhudson.com Scarsdale Medical Group 600 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison 914-723-8100 scarsdalemedical.com Village Pediatric Group, PLLC 115 Main St., Tuckahoe 914-771-7070 villagepediatricgroup.com Westchester Park Pediatrics 222 Westchester Ave., White Plains 914-761-1717 westchesterparkpediatrics.com

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, Conn. 203-322-1646 stamfordmuseum.org

POISON CONTROL Poison Control Centers 860-679-3456 or 2000 Conn. (U.Conn. Health Center); 800-222-1222 National Hotline; 516-542-2323 POSTPARTUM SUPPORT & SERVICES The 4th Trimester Postpartum Support Group at Norwalk Hospital 203-852-2678 norwalkhosp.org Full Circle Family Care 914-421-1500 fullcirclefamilycare.com


Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Network postpartumdepression.net Postpartum Dads Helping Families Overcome Postpartum Depression postpartumdads.org Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. 631-422-2255 postpartumny.org

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Bridgeport Bluefish Ballpark at Harbor Yard 500 Main St., Bridgeport, Conn bridgeportbluefish.com Hudson Valley Renegades Dutchess Stadium Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls hvrenegades.com

READING Center for Literacy Enrichment Pace University 78 North Broadway, White Plains 914-422-4135 thecenterforliteracy.com Does your child need an academic challenge or remediation? The Center for Literacy Enrichment’s certified teachers provide small-group and individual reading and math tutoring after-school and Saturdays. Dicker Reading Preschool Reading Program 75 Brook St., Scarsdale 914-472-0600 mommyicanread.com Sylvan Learning Center 850 Bronx River Rd., Bronxville 914-237-4396 34 S. Broadway, #512, White Plains 914-984-4438 sylvanlearning.com

SAFETY & INJURY PREVENTION National Program for Playground Safety 800-554-PLAY (7529) uni.edu/playground Safe Kids Connecticut State: 860-545-9977 Fairfield County, Conn.: 845-368-5405 New York State: 516-465-2500 Westchester County: 914-592-7138 safekids.org Toy Safety Hotline 800-851-9955 toy-tia.org U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline 800-638-2772 cpsc.gov U.S. Dept. of Transportation Auto Safety Hotline 888-327-4236

SCHOOLS & PRESCHOOLS A Child’s Dream 10 Mill Rd., New Rochelle 914-633-4332 achildsdreamnursery.com A Child’s Dream goal is to create a secure and structured environment where your child enjoys socializing and interacting with other children while learning Alcott Montessori School 27 Crane Rd., Scarsdale 914-472-4404 49 Fox Meadow Rd., Scarsdale 914-595-7551 535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 914-693-4404 vschool.org Montessori & Special Education programs for children aged 21 months-5 years old. Extended Day until 6pm available. All Aboard! School 255 N. Highland Ave., Ossining 914-923-1700 allaboardchildcare.com See ad on page 53. Ann & Andy’s 2170 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford 914-592-3027 annandandychildcare.com Ann & Andy combines educational activities and spontaneous play for young children up to 4 and a school-age program. The qualified staff offers a stress free environment. See ad on page 59. Ardsley Community Nursery School 21 American Legion Dr., Ardsley 914-693-4932 acns.us Proud of its caring staff and dynamic enrichment program. Creative and developmentally appropriate academic activities are based on weekly themes. Halfand full-day options. See ad on page 59. Bedford Discovery Early Childhood Center/ Infant Center 190 Harris Rd., Bedford Hills 914-666-5437 bdecc.com Beginning Years Temple Beth El, 220 S. Bedford Rd., Chappaqua 914-238-5735, ext. 241 bethelnw.org Blue Rock School 110 Demarest Mill Rd., West Nyack 845-627-0234 bluerockschool.org The Chapel School 172 White Plains Rd., Bronxville 914-337-3202 thechapelschool.org 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Eliza Corwin Frost 17 Sagamore Rd., Bronxville 914-779-4852 Elizacorwinfrost.org At ECF they build on the curiosity and interests of children, sparking a lifelong desire to learn and maintain their innate sense of joy and wonder regarding the world. See ad on page 49. For Kids Only, Inc. 577 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor 914-923-1889 forkidsonlyny.com French-American School of New York Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale 914-250-0415 fasny.org German International School 50 Partridge Rd., White Plains 914-948-6513 gisny.org German School of Connecticut First Baptist Church, 90 North Main St., West Hartford, Conn. 860-404-8838 / 203-792-2795 germanschoolct.org Good Counsel Academy 2 Broadway, Valhalla 914-761-4423 www.goodcounselelementary.com A private Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion. In the spirit of compassion and guided by Catholic heritage, educates, inspires and empowers each child, promoting life-long spiritual growth and personal development while embracing diversity in partnership with family and community. Green Meadow Waldorf School 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge 845-356-2514 gmws.org Greenburgh Hebrew Center 515 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 914-693-5121 g-h-c.org The GHC Early Childhood Center offers a combined secular and Judaic pre-school curriculum in a warm, emotionally supportive, creative and fun atmosphere. Hackley School 293 Benedict Ave., Tarrytown 914-366-2600 hackleyschool.org

The Harvey School 260 Jay St. (Rte. 22), Katonah 914-232-3161 harveyschool.org Hudson Country Montessori School 340 Quaker Ridge Rd., New Rochelle 914-636-6202 hudsoncountry.org Programs for children 18 months through grade 8. Extended day until 6 p.m. also available. Immaculate Heart of Mary School 201 Blvd., Scarsdale 914-723-5608 ihmscarsdale.org Mrs. Patricia Gatti, Principal See ad page 59. Kehillah School for Early Learning Temple Israel of New Rochelle 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle 914-637-3808 kehillahschool.org Full and part-time education for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Child-centered blend of Jewish programming and Bright Horizons’ Family Solutions curricula. Kol Ami 252 Soundview Ave., White Plains 914-949-4717 nykolami.org The Early Childhood Education Program is dedicated to providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which teaches and models Jewish values. Children learn best through play and they provide for these enriching experiences within warm and nurturing surroundings. See ad on page 51. Liberty Montessori 155 Beechmont Dr., New Rochelle 914-636-3461 631 W. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-777-1382 libertymontessorischools.com Little Years Daycare One Skyline Dr., Hawthorne 914-347-7682 littleyearsdaycare.com Lyceum Kennedy French American School One Cross Rd., Ardsley 914-479-0722 lyceumkennedy.org Masters School 49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry 914-479-6400 mastersny.org Mazel Tots Early Childhood Program at Scarsdale Synagogue/Temples Tremont and Emanu-El 2 Ogden Rd., Scarsdale 914-723-3001 bit.ly/mazeleducation

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Helping newborns through pre-kindergartners grow! Developmentally appropriate activities: sports, music, sign-language, yoga, science, art, Jewish holiday study, indoor and outdoor play spaces. Contact Jody Glassman, mazeltots@sstte.org Milestone School 70 West Broad St., Mt. Vernon 914-667-3478 themilestoneschool.com An independent nursery to grade 4 day school rooted in the Montessori principles. Montessori School of Pelham 1415 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham 914-738-1127 http://montessorischoolpelhamny.com See ad page 55. Mount Tom School 48 Mount Tom Rd., New Rochelle 914-636-8130 mounttomdayschool.com The Nurtury Montessori School 130 Flandreau Ave, New Rochelle, 914-632-6200 thenurtury-montessori.com/nurtury-at-flandrea Our Montessori School in Yorktown & Carmel 2300 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights 914-962-9466 ourmontessorischool.com Our Montessori School in Yorktown and Carmel provides an individualized educational program for children ages 18 months through sixth grade. Extended hours available. Play Care Nursery and Preschool 210 Orchard Ridge Rd., Chappaqua 914-238-6206 director@playcarepreschool.com playcarepreschool.com A child’s time at Play Care is a balance of structured, age appropriate activities, academics and well-supervised free choice time. Play Care offers a flexible schedule for ages 18 mos-5 years to meet the needs of families. Extended day and enrichment opportunities are also available. Solomon Schechter School of Westchester 30 Dellwood Rd., White Plains 914-948-3111 schechterwestchester.org Soundview Preparatory School 370 Underhill Ave., Yorktown Heights 914-962-2780 soundviewprep.org Temple Israel Center Nursery School 280 Old Mamaroneck Rd., White Plains 914-948-2800, ext. 126 templeisraelcenter.org Providing a warm and nurturing environment. Classes for 2, 3, and 4 year olds, mommy and me programs, early drop-off, afternoon enrichment programs, lunch programs, extended day care till 4pm and summer camp.

Temple Shaaray Tefila Early Childhood Center 89 Baldwin Rd., Bedford Corners 914-307-0472 templest.org Thornton Donovan School 100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle 914-632-8836 td.edu International and Independent Day School. Grades K-12. Small Classes, Student Ambassador Programs, Affordable Tuition, International Educators and Seven Foreign Languages. See ad on page 5. Torbank Nursery School 108 Pinesbridge Rd., Ossining 914-941-1563 torbanknurseryschool.com The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church 250 Bryant Ave., White Plains 914-949-4187 earlychildhoodcentermumc.org Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center 255 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale 914-723-5493 wrtemple.org World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten 170 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua 914-238-9267 worldcupnurseryschool.com YMCA of White Plains 250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-949-8030 ymca-cnw.org YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester 515 North St., White Plains 914-949-6227 ywcawpcw.org Their vision for childhood development incorporates fun, safe, child-centered environments in classrooms that celebrate diversity and foster respect for all. They offer full and part-day early care along with after-school programs, aquatics, fitness and gymnastics activities.

SINGLE PARENTING RESOURCES & SUPPORT Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) 716-332-4100 epicforchildren.org Parents Without Partners Westchester Chapter: meetup.com/singleparents-548 Fairfield County, Conn.: parentswithoutpartners.org Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) 212-988-0993 singlemothersbychoice.com Single Parents Support Group 914-761-3584; 914-761-0412 2018 | WestchesterFamily.com

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Westchester Jewish Community Services/ Self-Help Clearinghouse 914-761-0600 Westchester Single Parents Meetup Group cdiclemente@nyc.rr.com

SOCCER Super Soccer Stars newyork.supersoccerstars.com Westchester Turf & Tennis 5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne 914-592-3737 turfandtennis.com

Early Childhood Direction Centers 914-493-1709 Westchester Region 845-565-1162, ext. 209 Newburgh (Mid-Hudson Region) vesid.nysed.gov Early Intervention Program at the Westchester County Dept. of Health 914-813-5094 westchestergov.com/health (click on “Webpage Directory” then look under Children w/Special Needs The Family Connection Westchester Institute of Human Development 914-493-8719 wihd.org

SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES & SUPPORT AD/ADHD Diagnostic & Treatment Center 845-639-3233 drvinnie.com

Family Ties of Westchester 914-995-5238 familytieswestchester.org

All About Kids 914-251-0905 allaboutkids.com

Green Chimneys 400 Doansburg Rd, Brewster 845-279-2995 greenchimneys.org

Andrus Children’s Center – Mental Health Division 914-949-7680 Angelfish Therapy 203-545-0024 angelfishtherapy.com

Infant Child Assessment Program-ICHAP New Rochelle, White Plains, Yonkers 914-813-5525; 914-995-5800; 914-231-2500 westchestergov.com/health

ARC of Greenwich, Conn. 203-531-1880 abilis.us BOCES Southern Westchester, SETRC 914-937-3820 swboces.org Center for Autism and the Developing Brain New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Westchester 914-997-5892 nyp.org/services/center-autism-developing-brain.html CHADD® (Children and Adults with AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) 914-729-2067 Putnam and vicinity 800-233-4050 National office chadd.org Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs 860-509-8057 dph.state.ct.us (click on Programs and Services link) Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD) Help Line 203-838-5010 cacld.org Connecticut’s Birth to Three System, Child Development Infoline (CDI) Kids, Inc. 914-428-5151 dynamickids.com

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KidAbilities One Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne 914-347-5990 kidabilities.com Kiyoko Brown Lekotek Center at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester (learning through play for babies to 8-year-olds with various disabilities or delays) 914-937-3800, ext. 323 cpwestchester.org Learning Disabilities (CACLD) Help Line 203-838-5010 cacld.org Legal Services of the Hudson Valley 914-949-1305 Littman Krooks LLP White Plains, New York City, Fishkill 914-684-2100; 212-490-2020; 845-896-1106 littmankrooks.com Main Street Pediatric Dentistry 914-633-4440 mainstreetpediatricdentistry.com The Mental Health Association of Westchester 914-345-5900 mhawestchester.org The Miracle League of Westchester 914-960-6391


mlwny.org Music Conservatory of Westchester 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-761-3900 musicconservatory.org The largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region. Therapists design individualized programs to provide opportunities for social interaction, allow emotional expression, promote growth in motor skills, increase communication skills and alleviate pain and stress. See ad page 53. Parent Assistance Committee on Down Syndrome (PACDS) 914-739-4085 Parent to Parent 800-399-PATH (7284); 203-234-9554 Hudson Valley regional and satellite office 800-305-8817 New York state office parenttoparentnys.org p2pusa.org ParentLink 914-763-0971 PATH Parent to Parent of CT Parents Available to Help pathct.org 914-493-2635; 800-305-8816 Pegasus Therapeutic Riding 310 Peach Lake Rd., Brewster 845-669-8235 pegasustr.org The Speech & Language Hearing Clinic at Iona College 914-633-2149 iona.edu/speech Steffi Nossen School of Dance 216 Central Ave., White Plains 914-328-1900 steffinossen.org Westchester ARC 914-949-9300 24-hour crisis intervention 914-949-8200 westchesterarc.org Westchester County Center for Educational & Emotional Development 914-593-0593 wceed.com Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health 914-995-5220 Westchester Group Works 914-301-9474

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) 845 N. Broadway, White Plains 914-761-0600 wjcs.com Where I Can Be MeÂŽ Social Skills. The place where good kids make great friends. 914-488-5282 whereicanbeme.com Do you know a child who would like to have fun while learning to make friends and maintain relationships? No need to worry about him (or her) being placed with the wrong peers. Children are placed based on their needs and you are protected by our 5-week guarantee. Call now for more free information. See ad on page 2. WJCS Autism Family Center 914-761-0600, ext. 228 wjcs.com Yogashine for Special Needs 914-769-8745 yogashine.com

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST Isa Marrs Speech Language Pathology, PC 127 Woodside Ave. #201, Briarcliff Manor 914-488-5282 speechlanguagefeeding.com If your child has difficulty with speech, language or feeding call today to find out how one of their specialized therapists can help. See ad on page 2. KidAbilities One Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne 914-347-5990 kidabilities.com

SWIMMING INSTRUCTION Westchester & Fairfield Swim Camp Pace Univ, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville 914-588-2971 westfairswim.com Swimming instruction is overseen by seasoned certified Water Safety Instructors. Daily intensive lessons geared to all levels for maximum success. Camp emphasis is swimming, but additional activities included. YMCA of White Plains 250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 914-949-8030 ymca-cnw.org YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester 515 North St., White Plains 914-949-6227 ywcawpcw.org Their vision for childhood development incorporates fun, safe, child-centered environments in classrooms that celebrate diversity and foster respect for all. They offer full and part-day early care, after-school programs, aquatics, fitness and gymnastics activities.

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TENNIS United States Tennis Association (USTA) 70 W. Red Oak Lane, West Harrison 696-0251. usta.com

Sportime Harbor Island W Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-777-5050 sportimeny.com/Harbor-Island

TENNIS INSTRUCTION Greenburgh Indoor Tennis 600 Dobbs Ferry Rd, White Plains 914-433-4820 greenburghindoortennis.com Brand new facility offering indoor tennis. Classes and open court time available. Exciting birthday parties for children 5+. Tennis instruction for all ages. See ad page 49.

Sportime Lake Isle 660 White Plains Rd., Eastchester 914-777-5151 sportimeny.com/Lake-Isle

Pine Brook Fitness 130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle 914-636-1019 pinebrookfitness.com See ad page 38.

TEST PREP Eye Level of Briarcliff 501 North State Road, Briarcliff 914-741-0407 eyelevelpleasantville.com

Rye Racquet Club 914-835-3030 ryeracquet.com See ad page 44.

Kumon kumon.com 1-800-ABC-MATH Fifteen locations in Westchester, check Kumon.com for the locations nearest you. See ad page 6.

Solaris Sport & Racquet Club 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights 914-962-4094 solarisclubs.com

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Sylvan Learning Center 850 Bronx River Rd, Bronxville 914-237-4396 34 S. Broadway, White Plains 914-948-4438 sylvanlearning.com


THEATERS & PERFORMING ARTS Broadway Training Center 10 Washington Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson 914-478-5825 broadwaytraining.com Celebrating 26 years of excellence; K-12 and Adult programming in Acting, Voice, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Summer Camp Workshops; Nationally and Locally awarded for their training of aspiring performers. (501c3 organization). Drama Discovery Musical Youth Theater of Westchester 914-286-7422; 845-363-1598 dramadiscovery.com Studios in Rye, Bedford Hills, Scarsdale, Ardsley, White Plains, Tarrytown and Ridgefield Conn. Enroll online or call. The Emelin Theatre 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck 914-698-0098 emelin.org See ad on page xx Performing Arts Center Purchase College 735 Anderson Hill Rd. artscenter.org The Play Group Theatre 1 N. Broadway, White Plains 914-946-4433 playgroup.org The Play Group Theatre, Westchester’s theatre for children and teens, provides quality performing arts programs throughout the year, including summer theatre camps, in its 20,000sf state-of-the-art performing arts complex. The Sandbox Theatre 931 East Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck 914-630-0804 wstshows.com

TUTORING & LEARNING CENTERS Center for Literacy Enrichment-Pace University 78 N. Broadway, White Plains 914-422-4135 thecenterforliteracy.com Dicker Learning Center 75 Brook St., Scarsdale 914-472-0600 DickerReading.com Eye Level of Briarcliff 501 North State Road, Briarcliff 914-741-0407 eyelevelpleasantville.com

locations nearest you. Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks children’s potential so they can achieve more on their own. The method uses an individualized approach that helps children in preschool through high school develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. See ad page 6. Mathnasium Ardsley-Irvington 875 Saw Mill River Rd. 914-295-2252 Cortlandt 50 Dayton Lane 914-502-MATH (6284) Larchmont/Mamaroneck 1009 W. Boston Post Rd. 91-.725-MATH (6284) Rye 275 Purchase St. 914-967-MATH (6284) Scarsdale 747 White Plains Rd. 914-72-.MATH (6284) Scarsdale Central Avenue 450 Central Park Ave. 914-725-MATH (6284) Chappaqua/Mt.Kisco 350 Lexington Ave. Sylvan Learning Center 850 Bronx River Rd., Bronxville 914-237-4396 34 S. Broadway, White Plains 914-948-4438 sylvanlearning.com Sylvan is the leading provider of tutoring to students in grades K-12 in Reading, Math, Writing, Study Skills and SAT® Prep. Sylvan’s certified teachers provide each student with personalized instruction using the latest iPad® technology.

YOGA- CHILDREN’S Budding Buddhas budding-buddhas.org, buddingbuddhas@gmail.com Teaching age appropriate yoga to children throughout Westchester. Classes build confidence, focus, teach mindfulness and calming techniques. Schools, Libraries, Pre-schools, Tween & Teen, Birthday Parties. Tovami Yoga 112 W. Boston Post R.d, Mamaroneck 914-618-4887 tovamiyoga.com YogaShine 11 Legion Dr, Valhalla 914-769-8745 Yogashine.com

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