Family Services of Westchester's RideConnect program has been awarded renewed funding through 2017 and extended its services to five new towns in the county, including Cortlandt, New Castle, Ossining, Peekskill, and Yorktown.
A new sunless tanning option is available in Fairfield County. Zen Bronze, an organic spray tan studio whose water-based tanning solutions are made with olive oil and coffee beans, recently began offering an express airbrush tanning option.
Alliance Francaise of Greenwich has partnered with Focus on French Cinema to host the 10th anniversary of the French film festival in Greenwich this year. Festivalgoers can screen French films, meet French celebrities, attend Q-and-A sessions with film stars and directors, and attend an opening night gala.
Family fitness center Fenom Fitness recently opened in Harrison. Fenom Fitness offers sports training programs that are custom tailored for children ages 6 and older with the goal of making each child a well-rounded athlete.
Westchester swim school Children of the Sound recently moved from the Courtyard Marriott in Rye to the Carver Center in Port Chester. The swim school offers individualized private and semi-private lessons to turn children into confident, capable, and safe swimmers.
More than 50 camps will gather for you to do your summer camp research all in one place—and getting your questions answered in person, well, there’s nothing better than that.
Mamaroneck’s UFC Gym will offer a fitness camp for teens this summer. Teens will learn workout routines, proper nutrition, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through activities and food.
Dance and Theater Arts Studios in Dobbs Ferry, which offers dance and theater arts classes in Westchester, now offers Brain Dance. Brain Dance helps children’s brain development, and children gain body awareness and strengthen their core.
Family dining option Bellizzi Restaurant in Mount Kisco now offers a gluten-free Italian food menu. The family restaurant in Westchester County also offers family-friendly entertainment.
The Yorktown Museum exhibits timeless treasures in a holiday exhibit for every generation.
Chop Culinary Entertainment now offers Saturday cooking and baking classes for kids in Mamaroneck. The Westchester-based culinary entertainment service also offers birthday party entertainment.
The 2013 Great Chappaqua Bake Sale, now in its fourth year, raised more than $20,000 for the nonprofit Share Our Strength and its No Kid Hungry initiative. This year, the bake sale was held in conjunction with the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival.
Plaster Palace, a paint-your-own pottery studio, offers a variety of ceramic pieces to paint, perfect for a family activity. The birthday party location in Larchmont also offers a parents’ night out and an art therapy program for children with autism.
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.