Toni Lyn Salvatore of Cortlandt Manor, NY, was inspired to found a Westchester County chapter of Start School Later when she found out her high-achieving teenage son was falling asleep in class. Here, read about her mission and how you can get involved.
Old-fashioned burger restaurant Jake’s Wayback Burgers, a family restaurant in Hartsdale, now offers family nights on Sundays. The Westchester County burger place serves fresh, high-quality burgers, made-to-order milkshakes, house-made potato chips, a kid’s menu, and more.
Westchester County fitness center Will2Lose now offers tween and teen fitness classes in Scarsdale. The healthy lifestyle classes aim to help kids get in shape and stay active and bring those healthy activities such as sit-ups, burpees, squats, and healthy cooking into the home to get the whole family involved.
The Selma Maisel Nursery School of Temple Sholom, a Jewish nursery school in Greenwich, is implementing the Handwriting Without Tears learn-to-write program for its students this year. The nursery school also features a hands-on, creative curriculum.
Prasanthi Yoga Studio, a yoga studio located in Pelham, recently expanded its space to allow for more programming, including yoga classes for children, children with autism spectrum disorders, teens, and men and women.
Westchester County's Katonah Museum of Art announced in August its newest members of the board of trustees and board officers.
Grand Prix New York, an indoor family entertainment facility in Westchester County, recently opened the Arts Garage, an art studio for children, adults, and families, including pottery and jewelry making. Grand Prix also offers bowling and an arcade in Mount Kisco, as well as birthday parties and bar and bat mitzvahs.
Bennett Academy, a performing arts school in New Rochelle, now offers online music classes via Skype, in addition to its music, theater, and film classes at the Westchester County location. It’s students now also star in an online talk show for kids—The Odella Williams Show.
Spend a day with the family at the new Luna Park at Coney Island with a day-trip package that saves more than $75 on regular prices, including transportation on Gray Line New York and CitySights NY double-decker buses to and from Manhattan.
Engineering for Kids, a traveling STEM education program that visits schools and summer camps, now offers its programs in Nassau County, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester County. The hands-on STEM academic enrichment program also offers robotics, rocket building, and Levitron birthday parties.
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester will unveil a replicated Lego model of 1 World Trade Center to its Miniland exhibit on June 28.
House of Sports in Ardsley—the academy for athletic excellence—offers summer programs for children ages 2-4 to introduce them to sports and the importance of physical activity. The programs include soccer and baseball lessons, as well as a summer camp that includes lessons from all the sports offered at House of Sports, including basketball, gymnastics, and football.
Huaxia New York Central Chinese School offers a Chinese language immersion program for children at Westchester Community College. Children learn the language through lessons and poems and culture by being immersed in activities such as martial arts or folk dancing.
Imagine Candy, a candy store in Scarsdale that is involved in charitable efforts, now offers ChariTotes for customers to purchase. ChariTotes are craft kits for children, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
On May 31, assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council at the New York Hall of Science kicked off New York State Museum Week, which will be from June 10-16.
Kids will delight when they see the surprise guest -- Dusty, the star of Disney's new movie "Planes" -- at this year's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend.
The Village of Ossining is celebrating its 200th birthday with an outdoor sculpture exhibit, "Ossining in 3D," that weaves through the Village's historic buildings and downtown waterfront area. It will be on view through Oct. 26, 2013.
The Westchester Children's Museum gala at The Ritz-Carlton Westchester in White Plains raises nearly $200,000 with the help of more than 350 museum supporters, including county executive Rob Astorino who showed his public support for the WCM for the first time.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind hosted spring tee-off for its annual Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning at Mulino's of Westchester in White Plains.
WeeZee World of Westchester, a family play space full of sensory adventures for children, celebrated its one-year anniversary on April 26, in conjunction with National Sensory Awareness Day.
The Lerner Children’s Pavilion is a pediatric orthopedic hospital within The Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the country. The family-friendly hospital on the Upper East Side features private patient rooms with in-room family accommodations; safe play areas for patients and their siblings; and a nature-influenced design.
THE GYM of Armonk and North Castle Pool & Tennis have partnered to offer a sports and fitness camp and a basketball camp, both with summer swim instruction, this summer for children in Armonk.
Star Kidz, a performing arts program, will open its new location in Mount Kisco in the fall and registration for fall singing, dancing, and acting classes is now open.
Rockin' Gamin' Parties and Rockin' Glamour Parties, a mobile party entertainment business based in Montvale, NJ, offers video game and glamour and makeup parties for children in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester counties. Parties are held in 30-foot, climate-controlled trailers that come to you and keep the party out of your house.
Westchester yoga studio Hastings Yoga now offers a prenatal yoga class for expecting mothers. Each pose that is part of the class benefits pregnant women by stretching their bodies and can be used to help with pain during labor.