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Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center (SAEC) held its 'Graduation and Moving Forward' ceremony on June 8. The ceremony was a special time to thank supporters of SAEC and recognize the students who made so many positive changes in their lives. It was also an opportunity for visitors to learn more about Sunshine and the work they do in local communities.

Jun 20, 2018

New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden kicks off its Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute in collaboration with the Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment Friday, June 22nd on the Conservatory Lawn, according to a press release. The first concert of NYBG's series, Salute to Crescent City pays homage to the musical history of New Orleans at its 300th anniversary. This concert will explore the birthplace of jazz, its traditions, and cultural diversity.

Jun 20, 2018

The World Health Organization Lists New Mental Health Condition: 'Gaming Disorder'

The World Health Organization Lists New Mental Health Condition: 'Gaming Disorder'

There are countless studies that cite the health and safety issues of playing too many video games, from headaches and obesity to violence. And now the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a stance by listing ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition in an update to the International Classification of Diseases.

Jun 20, 2018

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

This year at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's (SEAS) graduation ceremony, Brianne Z, an eighth grader, was chosen to be the recipient of the SEAS Father's Club award. Every year, the SEAS Father's Club Award asks students to write an essay about what Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton means to them. Brianne's winning essay focused on how the school shaped her life and reminded the students and faculty at SEAS what makes the school so great.

Jun 19, 2018

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Jun 01, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Father's Day is on June 18 this year and there are lots of fun Father's Day events in Rockland and Bergen counties. Celebrate the dads in your life with a craft project, baseball game, public space mission, family-friendly obstacle course, or other fun activities.

Jun 04, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Father's Day is on June 17 this year, and there’s no better way to honor dad than by celebrating at a park, museum, show, or festival in Manhattan.

Jun 04, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Father's Day on Long Island

Father's Day is on June 17 this year and there are lots of fun Father's Day events on Long Island. Celebrate the dads in your life at the racetrack or a museum, with some baseball, live music, or other fun activity. Check out these Father's Day events in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Jun 04, 2018

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Westchester

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Westchester

Father's Day is on June 17 this year and we've rounded up the best Father's Day activities in Westchester County. Celebrate the dads in your life with a craft project, live music, or by getting wild with some wolves.

Jun 04, 2018

Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center (SAEC) held its 'Graduation and Moving Forward' ceremony on June 8. The ceremony was a special time to thank supporters of SAEC and recognize the students who made so many positive changes in their lives. It was also an opportunity for visitors to learn more about Sunshine and the work they do in local communities.

Jun 20, 2018

New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden kicks off its Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute in collaboration with the Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment Friday, June 22nd on the Conservatory Lawn, according to a press release. The first concert of NYBG's series, Salute to Crescent City pays homage to the musical history of New Orleans at its 300th anniversary. This concert will explore the birthplace of jazz, its traditions, and cultural diversity.

Jun 20, 2018

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

This year at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's (SEAS) graduation ceremony, Brianne Z, an eighth grader, was chosen to be the recipient of the SEAS Father's Club award. Every year, the SEAS Father's Club Award asks students to write an essay about what Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton means to them. Brianne's winning essay focused on how the school shaped her life and reminded the students and faculty at SEAS what makes the school so great.

Jun 19, 2018

Westchester High School Students Win 'Colors of Music' Mural Contest

Westchester High School Students Win 'Colors of Music' Mural Contest

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is proud to announce that both Mya Madison Davis, 9th grader at Pelham Memorial High School, and Ciara Sergi, 9th grader at White Plains High School, are winners of the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest! Numerous entries were submitted by middle and high school students around Westchester County with the hope that their artwork would be chosen as the basis for a mural to be painted on the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s building on Central Avenue in White Plains. Four finalists were selected by an adjudication panel of art experts and creative community leaders from New York City and Westchester County. In a tie, based on scores from all eight members of the adjudication panel, both Mya Madison Davis and Ciara Sergi were chosen as winners of the contest. They will collaborate with professional mural artist, Jonathan Villoch, to adapt their winning designs as a large-scale mural representing the theme of “Multi-Cultural Music.” Runners-up in the contest, Emma Farley of New Rochelle, 7th grader at Albert Leonard Middle School and Lucy Schwartzreich, of Chappaqua, 11th grader at Horace Greely High School will attend a mural art workshop over the summer with all four finalists. A new mural will be developed based on the winners’ designs under Jonathan Villoch’s guidance. Submissions for the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, were judged in two rounds by eight panelists with art expertise as well as Westchester County community leaders. The Music Conservatory of Westchester thanks all of the talented student artist entrants in the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest for their exceptional creative ideas, colors, mediums, and musical and multi-cultural elements that were demonstrated to illustrate the theme. To see the winning artwork, visit: http://www.musicconservatory.org/musicblog/colors-of-music-student-mural-contest-winners

Jun 19, 2018

The Chapel School Awards Two Fifth Graders with Scholarships

The Chapel School Awards Two Fifth Graders with Scholarships

On June 3rd, Sasha Thorne, a fifth grade student at The Chapel School was awarded the Carol and Christopher P. Kinghan Hearts of Giving Scholarship Award. Claire Story, another student at The Chapel School, was awarded the Librarian Sharon Peterson Literacy Scholarship. The honors were presented during the Baccalaureate Service at the Village Lutheran Church.

Jun 19, 2018