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Hello Neighbor, and welcome to your new home Westchester County! As Westchester County Executive, I know that you will find Westchester County to be a wonderful place to live, work and enjoy. From the mighty Hudson River to the beautiful Long Island Sound, to the bustling downtowns and quaint villages in between, Westchester County truly has something for everyone. As our newest resident, I invite you to explore all that our County has to offer. Made up of 45 cities, towns and villages, Westchester offers rich history, diverse cultures, vibrant neighborhoods and friendly people. There are a variety of things to see and do, from our beautiful County parks, to historic landmarks, to our active art exhibits, top-rated restaurants and excellent school districts. And, our mass transportation system can get you into the heart of New York City in less than an hour. These are all part of the fabric that make our County the best place for you to call home. I have been honored to serve our residents as County Executive for the past four years, and welcome the thousands of people who visit each year. I encourage you to use our website - www.westchestergov.com – as your guide. The site is full of wonderful activities for you to enjoy close to home. Westchester County is home to more than 50 parks and recreational areas to explore, so head to www.parks. westchestergov.com/ to keep up with the latest activities in our Parks system. You can also visit our tourism website, www. visitwestchesterny.com, to discover ways to go beyond, without going far. Together, we will continue to make Westchester County a destination for all. Sincerely, George Latimer Westchester County Executive


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Westchester Family Partner

Wallauer’s 100th Anniversary


4th Generation Family-Owned Business Offers Special Promotions to Celebrate!

t has been inspiring to see the way that NYC communities have come together to support businesses during COVID-19: women-owned businesses, small businesses, diverse-owned, family businesses and everything in between. As things really start to open up again and we transition back into a sort of “normal”, we have to take the time to celebrate this strength, as well as all of the long-standing businesses that persevered. That’s why, we’re celebrating Wallauer Paint and Decorating Centers, a 4th generation family-owned business, for their 100th anniversary, and we invite you to join in! Psst...skip down to the bottom to see the deals! If you haven’t heard about Wallauer, you must get caught up: headquartered in White Plains, New York, Wallauer offers the finest selection of paints from Benjamin Moore, specialty products and accessories from Ace Hardware, window treatments from Hunter Douglas, designer fabrics and wall coverings, area rugs, home design services, and has 15 stores across the region. Dream home makeover, anyone? Heads up: there are five Ace Hardware departments, so be sure to check out which location has what you need. As parents ourselves, it’s always refreshing to hear about how family and business grow together. We love our families with all our hearts, so it’s truly magical when we create something together. And that’s exactly what the Wallauer family did. One hundred years ago, Co-founder Clarence Wallauer gave up his job as a paint salesman and opened the very first Wallauer store. After suffering a stroke, he invited his son-in-law Bob Duncan Sr. to help out. In the 1950s, grandson Bob Duncan Jr. came on board and officially took over in 1982. Now retired, he passed it along to his two daughters, Donna and Debbie Duncan. Did you follow that family tree? If not, you get the vibe: family,


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family, family, oh, and more family! It’s no surprise then that the company philosophy has always been: “Good oldfashioned family values, a team approach, and integrity.” Family has shaped Wallauer’s success, making Wallauer “the go-to place for home improvement locally,” says COO Edward Klein, alongside “having a knowledgeable group of people who know their craft and provide excellent customer service.” Wallauer’s strong family roots have crafted (pun very much intended) a warm, welcoming and down-to-earth environment that impacts employees and customers alike. NYC parents: this is your sign to start that oh-so-cute (and oh-so-successful) family business you always wanted to! So how are we going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this amazing company? That’s easy, because Wallauer will be having promotions throughout 2021! Our favorite? To thank long time customers as well as new, a $100 gift certificate will be awarded to one shopper in every store every month through December. To register for the drawings, visit www.wallauer.com/100. Wallauer will also offer a “buy one paint sample, get a second one at ‘100%’ off” throughout the year. Visit https://www.wallauer.com/specials/ for more details. You can visit a Wallauer store to wish them a happy 100th or shop online. Check out www.shop.wallauer.com or call (914)948-4000!

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Check out the art installations along the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge path.


Things To Do in Westchester

By Serena Norr


estchester is not only a wonderful place to live with families; it surprisingly has a lot of free and engaging things to do for kids of all ages. From nature hikes to tennis, to fireworks, and so much more, Westchester has much to offer kids and families, and as you venture out of your town, you’ll find so many more exciting things to do.

1. Explore Muscoot Farm in Katonah to see farm animals and learn more about this former dairy farm. Pick up some fresh fruit, vegetables, and local goodies from their farmers market every Sunday. Free admission, 51 Route 100 Katonah, New York 1053. 2. Enjoy one of the many area beaches in

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the day at Rye Playland (Friday nights in the summer also include fireworks), Glen Island Park, or at Croton Point Park. Free admission; however, some beaches have parking fees. 3. There are so many incredible hikes in

Westchester for novice explorers to newbies. Some great places for kids include Teatown in Ossining, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mount Kisco, or the peaceful Mianus River Gorge in Bedford. Free admission. 4. Enjoy a scenic bike ride on the Bronx River Parkway. This 807-acre park includes three paved areas ranging from a one-mile loop to a five-mile loop. In the summer, enjoy Summer Sundays, which includes access on a 13.1-mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Yonkers. Free admission.

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5. Whether you still call it

the Tappazen or the newly minted Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, one thing is for sure you and your family will enjoy a long stroll or bike ride on this 3.6-mile path. Along the way, you can also enjoy six lookout sections and public art created by local artists. Free admission. I-287, Tarrytown, NY 10591 6. A Yonkers staple, the Hudson River Museum offers an incredible collection of summer concerts and activities in their outdoor amphitheater. Free admission, 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701

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7. Take a stroll in nature and soak in the

beauty of Untermyer Gardens. They host family programming, including storytime and adventure tours for kids. Free admission, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers NY 10701 8. Have a picnic at the Friends of the Rockefeller State Preserve, where you can enjoy impressive views and art from their onsite gallery. Free admission, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570 9. While you do need a ticket to see a concert at Caramoor, they do have Open Grounds Days where you can explore their grounds, enjoy a picnic, experience their sound art, and soak in the beauty of their gardens. Free admission, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 10. Local libraries in Westchester are the

go-to place for local events for kids of all ages. The Chappaqua Library hosts regular storytimes or fantastic kids’ programming at The Katonah Village Library like yoga, STEM challenges, and storytime, or exploration, storytime at the Bedford Hills Library, or movement at the Harrison Public Library. Free admission 11. The go-to book event is the place to 12

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explore and meet your kids’ favorite author. While you do have to purchase books, the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival offers tons of free programming during their event, including author readings, meet and greets with characters, and enjoy activities in their family zone. Free admission, 108 Allen Pl, Chappaqua, NY 10514. 12. Learn more about nature at the Greenburgh Nature Center. They also have five marked trails to explore that weave through a beautiful pond. Free admission, 13. Enjoy music all summer at one of the many Westchester Outdoor Concerts. This includes concerts in Mount Kisco, White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Armonk, and Ossining. 14. Walk the Armonk Art Show and explore

art and meet with artists. Free admission, Friends of the North Castle Public Library 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504. 15. For even more art, explore the Katonah

Art Walk to check out local galleries and boutiques. Free admission, Katonah, NY. 16. See the Dino-Mite exhibit at Lasdon Park

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17. Watch the sunset at

Pierson Park in Tarrytown, overlooking the Hudson River. Fee admission, 238 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591 18. Take a free tennis lesson at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck. Free admission, 123 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. 19. Explore the PepsiCo

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Jay Heritage Estate Stone Barns for free on Saturday or Sunday in the winter. Free admission, 630 Bedford Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701. Tarrytown, NY 10591. 27. Soak in the beauty of the Kitchawan 21. Visit Hilltop Hanover Farm and see cows Preserve, offering access to 208-acres of trails. grazing, enjoy a picnic on their grounds, or Free admission, 712 Kitchawan Rd. (Route simply walk around. Free admission. 1271 134), Ossining, NY 10562 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. 28. See the Garden of Remembrance in White 22. See the New Rochelle artsy murals to Plains, which honors the memories of those view eight beautifully illustrated murals that killed during the Holocust. Free admission, focus on mother nature, diversity, and gender 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY equality. Free admission. 29. Visit the Blue Door Art Center to see 23. Go fishing in one of Westchester’s many their latest gallery exhibit. Free admission, 13 streams or lakes. Fly fishing is available at Riverdale Avenue. Yonkers, NY Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River 30. Check out new student art at the Pelham and even ice fishing is permitted in certain Art Center. Free admission, 155 Fifth Ave lakes. #1503, Pelham, NY 10803. 24. See the Arts in the Parks exhibit at Ward 31. Explore a new playground such as the Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. Free playground at Saxon Woods in White Plains, admission, Jack’s Friendship Garden in New Rochelle, 25. Enjoy a picnic in one of many Roselle Park & Playground in Pleasantville, Westchester-area parks, such as V.E. Macy or Barnhart Park in Sleepy Hollow. Free Park in Ardsley, Croton Point Park in Crotonadmission. on-Hudson, or Willson’s Woods Park in 32. Walk around the Ossining waterfront, Mount Vernon. Free admission. play at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park, and 26. Visit the 40-acre Lenoir Preserve, to view enjoy a cool down at their Spray Park. Free The Ribbons of Remembrance and to explore admission, 25 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY the grounds. Free admission, 19 Dudley Street, 10562 14

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33. Explore nature with the

River Explorers. This free program offers Hudson River Seining and Nature-Themed programs in the summer. Free admission, 35 Alexander Street, Yonkers, NY. 34. Have your kids learn

more about farming by doing farm morning farm chores at Muscoot Farm. Free admission, 51 Route 100 Katonah, New York 10536. 35. Check out an event at the

newly reopened Peekskill Arts Alliance. Free admission, 27 N. Division Street, Peekskill, NY

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36. Enjoy Tibbetts Brook Park, Westchester’s

first park, for a day of swimming, hiking, or walking around the grounds. Free admission, parking fees. 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 37. Stay connected to ArtsWestchester for a list of ongoing local events and activations for families, including a teen program. 38. Enjoy a stroll and lunch outside at Van der Donck Park in Yonkers. Free admission, 41 Dock St, Yonkers, NY 10701 39. Take a walking tour of Yonkers to explore and learn more about its rich history. Free admission, Yonkers, NY 40. Visit the Beverly E. Smith Butterfly and

Hummingbird Garden to sit in the gardens, explore, read and learn more about these creatures. Free admission, Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers, NY. 41. Learn more about natural habitats

specific to Westchester at the Marshlands Conservancy. This 147-acre preserve also includes three miles of trails and one-half mile of shoreline. Free admission, Route 1, Rye, NY 10580. 42. Enjoy a cultural event at Westchester 16

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such as Westchester Roots, the Wakanda Celebration, or Ecuadorian music in Sleepy Hollow. Free admission. 43. View the works of fine photographers at The Ground Glass in Rye. Free admission, 51 Milton Rd, Rye, NY 10580. 44. Hike the Westchester Farm Trail, a route connecting 13 farms. Great for older kids and novice walkers, the 17-mile trail connects from Sleepy Hollow to North Salem, where you can enjoy interactive activities and have the chance to see all of the incredible farms in the area. Free admission. 45. Walk around the historic grounds of the

John Jay Homestead to explore its grounds and learn more about its history. If you visit on Saturday, you can also check out their seasonal farmers’ market. Free admission, 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536 46. Visit the Jay Heritage Estate, a 23-acre former home of John Jay. Free admission, 210 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580 47. Kayak at Croton River Park, a 508-acre park located on the Hudson River. Free admission, but parking fees apply. Free admission, 1A Croton Point Avenue, Crotonon-Hudson, NY 10520

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Westchester Family Partner

The STEM Alliance


Growing the next generation of STEM leaders

f you have a child who tinkers, plays with technology, or whose favorite word is “why,” then you need to know The STEM Alliance! The STEM Alliance is a Westchester County nonprofit creating a network of STEM learning opportunities for children and adults. With STEM jobs (in science, technology, engineering and math) growing at an accelerated pace, there is high demand for skilled graduates. The STEM Alliance is growing the next generation of STEM leaders! More importantly, kids love their programming. The Alliance’s programs appeal to kids’ natural curiosity. From robotics to physics, biology to coding -- there is something for all ages and interests. 20% of program seats offer scholarships, providing equal access to low-income children. Learning opportunities start as early as pre-K and go beyond high school. Their Girls DO series helps girls find their STEM passion and keeps them engaged through the upper grades. Many of their programs can be adapted for students with disabilities. The STEM Alliance was launched in 2013 by a group of moms who could not find engaging programs for their science-minded kids. They made their mark with STEMtastic, a free STEM festival that offers dozens of hands-on learning experiences and draws over 1,000 attendees annually. The event buzzes with activity as participants touch, build and explore. Although postponed in 2020, the STEM Alliance is looking forward to hosting STEM-tastic again in Spring 2022. With activities suspended due to the health crisis, The STEM Alliance turned their attention to a wide range of pandemicrelated problems. They helped organize food distributions, raised funds to help local makers create PPE (personal protective equipment) for frontline workers, and launched a one-to-one virtual mentoring program to support low-income children with distance learning. “We knew we had to help, so we put our skills to work,” says STEM Alliance President Meg Käufer. “Our strength is our ability to create innovative programs and


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A mother and daughter soldering electronic elements at STEM-tastic, a festival of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. handle large-scale logistics. STEM is all about solving problems and thinking creatively. We put our beliefs into action.” The pandemic underscored another problem impacting low-income families: the “digital divide.” Most of us take for granted our computers and internet access. But here in Westchester, there are over 30,000 homes with no computer and more than 50,000 with no internet. Recognizing a glaring need, The STEM Alliance launched Digital Equity Now which provides a device, a hotspot and 15 hours of tech education to qualifying participants. The Alliance is partnering with other Westchester nonprofits to serve clients with high digital distress. Funded by donations and grants -- including funding from Westchester County -- Digital Equity Now is the only program in the County that combines device ownership and internet access with tech education, leading to improved job opportunities, telehealth access and more. The STEM Alliance is back to business with programs that include: • Family Tinkering Nights • After school classes for libraries, PTAs, and other organizations • Pop-Up workshops for school vacations • Online & in-person classes • Events, fundraisers & more For more information on their programs or to volunteer, visit www. theSTEMalliance.org.

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Calendar Highlights Family-friendly Events Around Town July 2021 Yorktown Outdoor Movie Nights Enjoy a retro family night by experiencing a drive-in movie! Located in Veteran’s Field in Yorktown, you can pack up dinner, snacks, and blankets for a cozy night out. July 8th and August 12th, 8 pm, please check yorktownny.org/ parksandrecreation/yorktownoutdoor-movie-nights for times and locations. Fireworks at Rye Playland Enjoy fireworks every Friday evening at Rye Playland. It is Holiday lights at Untermeyer Gardens a fun way to spend a Friday at the beach or the perfect way to end your day after spending it at the 207-2900. amusement park. July 9th - September 3rd, Films on the Farm 9:15 pm, 1 Playland Parkway Rye, New York 10580. Westchester Residents Only Spectator Have a perfect summer night at Hilltop admission free, $10 for spectator non-resident. Hanover Farm for their Films on the Farm $20, Junior Ride admission $15. Series. The series features films about farming and understanding this environment. July Hudson River Museum 17th, June 30th, and July 31st, 6 pm, 1271 The Hudson River Museum will hosts free Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, events in their incredible amphitheater all 914- 862-5050. summer long, where you can watch live music Family Day at Katonah Museum of Art overlooking the Hudson. Some upcoming events include the Afro-Peurvivan Ensemble, Enjoy a day of art at the Katonah Museum Skyhunters in Flight, and Tango Night, to of Art for their Family Day. This interactive name a few. July 9th- August 20th, various event will allow guests to learn how to use old times, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY materials in new ways. July 24th, 11:30am10701, 914- 963-4550. 4:00pm, 134 Jay Street - Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536, 914-232-9555. Market on Market Summer Concerts Support local artists at the Market on Market celebration in Ridge Hill. Hosted every The summer is all about the outdoor Saturday in the summer, you can find art, concerts, and you can find a ton of options in discover new music, food, and more. July Westchester. This includes Outdoor Concerts 12-August 28th, 1:00-7:00 pm, Ridge Hill. One in the Park at Memorial Park in Larchmont, Ridge Hill Boulevard Yonkers, NY 10710, 914Ossining Summer Concert Series, Lewisboro’s 20

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Evenings in the Park, White Plains Presents Night in the Park, Thursday Night Concerts in the Park in Armonk, and Mount Kisco’s Outdoor Concert Series. July-August 2021, Check local websites for complete listings. Together Apart Creating During COVID View the works of over 250 Westchester County artists who created pieces during COVID. The exhibit is free and ideal for all ages. JulyAugust 2021, various times, ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601. Summer Socials at Katonah Museum of Art Celebrate summer and culture at the Katonah Art Museum for their Summer Socials, a series featuring drinks, food, music, and artmaking. July 31st, The Shaves, 6:00-8:00 pm, August 21st, Blond Ambition 6:00-8:00 pm, 134 Jay Street Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536, 914-232-9555. Caramoor Outdoor concerts are back, and Caramoor is the perfect location to check out an outdoor show! For kids and families, you can check out their American Roots Festival or Jazz Festival. Make sure to leave enough time to explore their magical grounds. July 24th, 2021: American Roots Festival, 1:30 pm, July 31st, 2021: Jazz Festival, 1:30 pm, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, PO Box 816, Katonah, NY 10536, 914.232.1252 August 2021 Golden Age of Broadway With Broadway not entirely open yet, you and your kids can bask in the glory of the Golden Age of Broadway at this fun outdoor event. Located on the Bedford Playhouse Lawn, the event features live music and songs from the 1940s and 1950s that you can enjoy alongside food from the Playhouse. August 22nd, 5 pm, 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 in Bedford Village. Peekskill Film Festival Relax and enjoy new indie movies with your family at the Peekskill Film Festival. This two-day event also includes live music, art, and food. August 20th and 21st, 2021, 5 pm, Hudson Valley MOCA , 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, 914- 788-0100 22

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September 2021 Wakanda Celebration Celebrate the pride, culture, and community of Africa at the Wakanda Celebration. Held in Mount Vernon, this free outdoor event includes live music, drumming, African and Caribbean food, exhibitors, a children’s village, and more. September 4th, 10 am-10 pm, 374 Hawthorne Terrace, Mt.Vernon, NY. Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Considered one of the ultimate Halloween events in Westchester, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze kicks off on September 17th and runs until November 14th. Featuring more than 7,000 illuminated and beautifully crafted pumpkins, incredible lighting, and music. It’s one to remember. Book early as this event usually sells out. September 17th- October 31st and November 3-7; 10-14 and 18-21, various times, Van Cortlandt Manor 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Learn more about this legend by touring Washington Irving’s home, watch a puppet show, and enjoy a scavenger hunt during the interactive Legend of Sleepy Hollow event. September 17th-November 8th, 10 am 12 pm, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591, 914.366.6900. Jazz Fest The 10th Annual JazzFest is back, featuring Westchester and NYC-based jazz musicians. Programming will be presented in person and virtually. September 9th-12th, visit wpbid. com/jazzfest for more information. Armonk Art Show Enjoy a celebration of culture and art at the outdoor Armonk Art Show. This fun annual event (rain or shine) features artists’ works from every medium and price. September 25th and 26th, 2021, 10 am-5 pm, 205 Business Park Dr, Armonk, NY 10504. October 2021 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is back this year! The popular literary event offers kids the opportunity to meet their favorite authors and illustrators, plus enjoy storytime, demos,

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Westchester Craft Crawl Crafty families will love the upcoming Westchester Craft Crawl featuring various artist studio tours throughout Westchester County. October 2nd and 3rd, 2021, visit westchestercraftcrawl.com for location and time.

February 2022 Eaglefest Held at Teatown, this annual celebration honors the bald eagles’ winter migration to the Hudson Valley with programming and education for kids and families. Date TBA. 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562, 914- 762-2912.

November 2021 Yorktown Fall Farm Weekend Explore the incredible farms in Westchester as a part of the Yorktown Fall Farm Weekend. This includes eight agricultural producers that families can explore and enjoy fresh, wholesome food, in addition to special programming. November 7th and 8th, 2021, various times. Visit Yorktownny.org/community/ yorktown-fall-farm-weekend-begins-saturday.

March 2022 Juneteenth events Celebrate Juneteenth with your family throughout Westchester. Hosted by the Idea Committee in Bedford, families can learn about Juneteenth and Bedford’s Black History history. The event also includes live music and dance performances. Dates TBA. Visit Bedfordny.gov/inclusion-diversity-and-equityadvisory-committee-ideac.

YoFi Fest Lover of films? Take the whole family to the YoFi Film Festival, where they can watch a collection of new kids’ movies. November 5th-14th, 2021, various times. 28 Wells Avenue, Building 3, First Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701.

April 2022 Earth Day One of the most significant Earth Day events in Westchester -enjoy a day of learning about the environment and meeting with local businesses at the Green Ossining Annual Earth Day Festival. The free event includes over 60 activities, eco demonstrations, a kids zone, local food and beer, textile recycling, and more. Dates TBA. Greenossining.org/about-us. Bedford 2030 also hosts a fun Earth Day Festival at the Bedford Hills train station for families with a seed swap, tree and plant sale, live music, composting tutorials, kids’ activities, and more. Dates TBA. 46 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills, NY.

Westchester Winter Wonderland Experience the magic of holiday lights in your car with the Westchester Winter Wonderland. Featuring a 1.2-mile loop of festive music, characters, and jaw dropping lights- the beautiful experience is sure to leave lasting memories. November 27th- January 3rd, 2021, various times, wwinterwonderland.com. December 2021 Cross County Mall Take pictures with Santa at the Cross County Mall. Make reservations early and plan to spend a day at the mall to shop ice skating and enjoy tasty local fare from their weekend food trucks. December 4-24th, 2021, various times, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704. January 2022 Grand Holiday Illumination Soak in the magic of Untermeyer Conservatory by enjoying a walk through their illuminated gardens filled with spectacular holiday lights. Various Times. 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, 24

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Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst Check out the works of over 150 craftspeople at the Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst. This includes handicrafts, jewelry, accessories, fashion, and more! Dates TBA. Artrider.com. June 2022 Pride Celebrate Pride in Westchester at the Westchester Pride Event in White Plains, the Yonkers Pride Festival, the Lewisboro Pride event, or the Peekskill Pride & Progress event. Dates TBA. Written By Serena Norr

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the flow of knowledge going. They can read and watch lessons such as What is Mental Health? and Managing Stress and Building Resilience, two of our favorites! While my son is in a great school, Lessonbee not only strengthens what he acquires in this crucial time, but teaches him how to take care of himself mentally and physically. Lessonbee truly is the health education that we need. The Online Learning Platform For The Entire Family Let’s not forget that Lessonbee is also for us, the parents. Classes such as Women in the Workplace and Workplace Mental Health recognize that parents need support too. Our mental health is just as crucial; we are the ones keeping it together! I am a better parent when I take care of myself, because it is only then that I can fully take care of my kids and the other people in my life. And as parents, we strive to teach our children values that will positively shape how they relate to others and come to understand the world around them. What I appreciate about Lessonbee is that its core values of authenticity, bravery, creativity, diversity and clarity totally hit the mark with what I hope my children will develop and take with them in the future. Hop on the Lessonbee Wave For obvious reasons, Lessonbee is becoming increasingly popular for kids and adults alike. Want to join in on all that this online learning platform has to offer? Learn more at lessonbee.com!

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Apple Picking In and Around Westchester


pple picking is one of those early fall days out that we all look forward to every season. Last year, at the height of the pandemic, farms adjusted their guidelines. They implemented safety measures to accommodate visitors and to keep some normalcy at a crazy time. So let’s give them a visit and give them our support this year! We strongly encourage you to look up the website or call the farm you plan to visit as many farms may have changed their hours permanently.

Stuart’s Farm 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs 914-245-2784. Stuartsfarm.com Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights 914-245-5111. Wilkensfarm.com

Dutchess County, N.Y. Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag 845-227-2306. bartonorchards.com

Westchester County, N.Y. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem 914-485-1210. Harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com 28

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

Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery 114 Little York Road, Warwick 845-258-4858. wvwinery.com

Fraleigh’s Rose Hill Farm 19 Rose Hill Farm, off Rte. 9, Red Hook 845-758-4215. Pickrosehillfarm.com

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Greig Farm 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook 845-758-1234. Greigfarm.com Lawrence Farms Orchard 39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh 845-562-4268. lawrencefarms​orchards.com Mead Orchards 15 Scism Road, off Rte. 9, Tivoli 845-756-5641. mead​orchards.​com

The Orchards of Concklin Rte. 45 and S. Mountain Road, Pomona 845-354-0369. theorchardsofconcklin.com

Ulster County, N.Y. Apple Hill Farm 124 Rte. 32 South, New Paltz 845-255-1605. applehillfarm.com Dressel Farms 271 Rte. 208, New Paltz 845-255-0693. dresselfarms.com Hurd’s Family Farm 2187 Rte. 32, Modena 845-883-7825. hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Meadowbrook Farms 29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls 845-297-3002. meadowbrookfarm​market.com

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Locust Grove Fruit Farm 199 North Road, Milton 845-795-5194. locustgrovefruitfarm.com

Blue Jay Orchards 125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel 203-748-0119. bluejayorchardsct.com Silverman’s Farm 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton 203-261-3306. silvermansfarm.com

Orange County, N.Y. Applewood Orchard & Winery 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick 845-986-1684. applewoodorchards.com Masker Orchards 45 Ball Road, off Rte. 17A, Warwick 845-986-1058. maskers.com Ochs Orchard 4 Ochs Lane, off Rte. 94, Warwick 845-986-1591. ochsorchard.net Pennings Orchard 169 State Rte. 94 South, Warwick 845-986-7080. penningsorchard.com


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Prospect Hill Orchards 40 Clarkes Lane, Milton 845-795-2383. prospecthillorchards.com Weed Orchards Hayrides, farm animals, cafe and bakery 43 Mt. Zion Road, Marlboro 845-236-2684. weedorchards.com Wilklow Orchards 341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland 845-691-2339. wilkloworchards.com

Long Island, N.Y. Seven Ponds Orchards 65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill 631-726-8015 Wickham’s Fruit Farm U-Pick yearly membership required, purchase on arrival at the farm, $20/family 28700 Main Road (Rte. 25), Cutchogue 631-734-6441. wickhamsfruitfarm.com


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round October through November it is pumpkin picking season! Here are a few of our favorite patches to visit in and around Westchester! Barton Orchards Weekends are fun at Barton Orchards. Visit the Petting Zoo, Fun Park, and corn maze. There are hayrides, live music, and amusements for the entire family. Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins plus a country store and The Tap Room are on-site. Admission is free Monday through Friday. Weekends $15 admission. Also, Tree Top Adventures open from 12 to 4 pm daily for ages 7 and up at $39.95 per person. Reserve your time slot on their website. Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Ln., Poughquag. 845-227-2306. staging. tangibleagency.com/barton

Fishkill Farms Blueberry, raspberry, and current picking is now open. The final weekend for cherry picking will be 7/3 & 7/4. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and donuts are available in front of the store. Pumpkin picking begins in midJuly and is available until the end of October. Pick-your-own is done by reservation only. Their annual Harvest Festival Weekends is on through mid-Sept to mid-Oct, with homemade food, live music, and cider! The farm encourages those with any questions or feedback to reach out at info@fishkillfarms. com. Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. 845-897-4377. Fishkillfarms.com.

Greig Farm You can pick-your-own pumpkins and apples at this Dutchess County farm from 8am to 8pm daily. The Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market, an on-site grocery store and kitchen. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and to-go 32

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dinners. Choose from omelets, wraps, fish tacos, pot pies, chili, soups, burgers, a kids menu, and more. Apple picking is available from the end of August and Pumpkin picking is available from mid-September. Due to COVID, you can order online for curbside pick up and local delivery. The farm market is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. Greig Farm, 227 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook. 845-758-8007. Greigfarm.com.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard A favorite farm for many New Yorkers, Harvest Moon & Orchard, is now available for strawberry and blueberry picking. There is plenty of fun to be had for the familycurrently, pumpkins are available for sale during store hours in the fall. Store hours tend to change, and a reservation is required. Each $15 ticket is admission for 1 person and one quart for picking, a supplemental $5 ticket must be purchased for each aditional person. Children 3 yrs and under enter free with a purchased ticket. Parking entry for one car only. Vans or buses are not allowed. We strongly advise checking the website and their Instagram page for any changes of hours to the farm. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem. 914-485-

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Hurds Family Farm Fall weekends are packed with fun at Hurds Family Farm. You can pick-your-own pumpkins, priced by size (minimum $10). While apple picking is closed for the season, you can visit their drive thru Farm Store for apples picked from their farm. Free activities include a playground area, hiking trails, a storybook trail, and a Horse Hoop Toss. Activity Wristband $18 includes corn maze with photo challenge game, mini ABC corn maze, air pillow, apple launcher, apple obstacle course, rubber duck derby, giant slide, and the Kids Corral Playground Area. Children under 3 are free. Other activities are offered for an additional fee. Currently, you must make a reservation on the weekends to pick apples or pumpkins. Apple bags or activity wristbands for picking must be purchased on the same day as you plan to visit the farm. We advise checking the website for any change of hours.

Stuart’s Fruit Farm The pumpkin patch is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm; reservations are not required, but social distancing is expected. There is no charge for parking, and the farm does not charge an orchard fee. Farm accepts cash and checks.

Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Rte. 32, Modena. 845-883-7825.

Stuart’s Fruit Farm, 62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs. 914-245-2784. Stuartsfarm.com.

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm This farm is many a local’s favorite. We do suggest giving this farm a call for hours as they may have changed from last year. Once you do visit you’ll love the market where you can find their delicious pies and cider donuts. The corn maze is also pretty cool so be sure to ask if it is open for visitors. Wilkens Farm, 1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights. 914-245-5111. wilkensfarm.com.

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Fresh Paint Easy ways to upgrade the look of your home By Donna Duarte-Ladd


hether you are changing things up in the home you have owned pre-babies or just moved to the suburbs — there are ways to makeover your space with a few coats of paint for a brighter home. So in the spirit of being realistic about your time and moneyhere are some ideas on updating one room or spot in your home. Paint a space for an instant lift I love a nice white painted wall, and frankly, I have to get talked into a new paint color every few years. Pick one area you feel needs a bit of life, choose a color that maybe you haven’t tried before, and paint away. Once the new color hits the wall, it is a welcoming refresh and pushes me to paint more rooms. Painting


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an entire home is a chore, and there is no rule book stating you have to paint every part of the house for an upgrade. Change up the wooden stairs with a bright color This is one of my favorites, and while it can be a bit tedious, the payoff is tremendous. First, give your stairs a refresh of a base coat or apply a new base coat. Then using painter’s tape — tape the seams of the stairs, basically at the parts you don’t want to get any paint on. Make sure you paint over the tape, so you have clean lines after the paint dries and the tape is removed. Finally, using a Semi-Gloss, paint the stairs, dry, repeat, and voila! Colorblock for a room upgrade You have the painter’s tape, so why not fun

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up the bathroom wall, kids’ room, or even the bathroom with color blocking. Color blocking can go from simple to a bit more intricate. Thankfully, there are many tutorials online that can help you more with the more artsy color blocking. I like to first use a yardstick to pencil in the line, then outline it with painter’s tape. I stick to triangles with more geometric shapes as they are frankly the easiest to do. Tip: Your color blocking doesn’t have to be in geometric shapes. You can paint half the wall, half a circle, or a square on the wall. I have even used color blocking in place of a faux ‘headboard’ for my oldest son’s first toddler room. Paint a chalkboard wall Are your kids at an age when they are drawing

on the walls? Listen, it happens, and kids should not be drawing on the walls, but giving them a fun canvas where it is allowed will minimize it; if not, stop the tagging on your precious walls. I have had chalkboard paint on the kitchen door, cover half a wall, and at one point in the entire kids’ bedroom wall. What I love most about it is it looks chic and really can change up space. Chalkboard paint comes in an array of colors; I personally love classic black. Tip: Before you paint your chalkboard wall, make sure the wall is smooth. I will use sandpaper or wipe the wall clean before applying the first coat. Also, I have never gotten away with just one coat; usually, you will need to do at least two coats.

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Open a world of opportunities for your child with a bilingual education and a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes the sciences. GISNY, a Pre-K to grade 12 college preparatory program, is the only school in the tristate area, where graduates earn the NYS High School Diploma and the German International Abitur, a globally recognized diploma, which facilitates access to universities worldwide. Children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten programs are not required to speak or understand German and will build the foundation of being bilingual by first grade. GISNY.ORG | admissions@gisny.org | 50 Partridge Rd, White Plains, NY 10605 | (914) 948-6513 40

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Liberty Montessori Schools

Manor Campus (Nursery-Grade 3) 111 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont 914-250-0469 Village Campus (Grades 4-8) 145 New Street, Mamaroneck, 914-250-0451 Harbor Campus (Grades 9-12) 320 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, 914-250-0477 fasny.org Ages: 3 – 18 years FASNY is an international and bilingual N-12 day school offering both the IB and the French Bac diploma. No previous French is required at any grade level!

155 Beechmont Dr., New Rochelle, NY 914-636-3461 631 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck,NY 914-777-1382 libertymontessorischools.com Ages: 18 months - 9 years Liberty’s academic curriculum is presented to the students through an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates subjects for children ages 18 months to 7.

German International School of New York 50 Partridge Road, White Plains 914-948-6513 gisny.org Ages: 4 – 18 years GISNY is a bilingual Pre-K to grade 12 college preparatory program with a dual degree. No German is required for children entering their Pre-K or Kindergarten programs. Learn more: gisny.org

Mazel Tots Early Childhood Program and Summer Stars Summer Program 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 914-723-3001 mazeltots@sstte.org bit.ly/welcome-MT Ages: O to 4 years Mazel Tots & Summer Stars features a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities. Features a fully equipped indoor and outdoor play spaces.

Montessori School of Pelham Manor 1415 Pelhamdale Avenue, Bronx, New York 914-738-1127 pelhammontessori@gmail.com montessorischoolpelhamny.com

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The Nurtury Montessori Schools

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Temple Beth El’s Early Childhood Center 220 South Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY bethelnw.org/EarlyChildhoodCenter eccoffice@bethelnw.org 914-238-5735

160 Joan Corwin Way, Chappaqua, NY 914-238-4967 Worldcupschools.com Ages: 4 months – 5 years World Cup’s reputation for excellence in early childhood education has been built by its dedicated teachers, great teacher/ child ratios, bright and ample spaces and outstanding curriculum.

The Rye YMCA Early Learning Center 21 Locust Avenue, Rye, NY ryeymca.org/childcare Ages: 18 months – 5 years Engage children in learning & exploration with the highly regarded “Creative Curriculum.” Children will enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, arts & crafts, games, sports, STEM activities, and more!


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