Community News - Westchester

Booked Parties Celebrates Local Young Entrepreneurs

Booked Parties Celebrates Local Young Entrepreneurs

(May. 15, 2019) - Booked Parties announced that in partnership with the Jefferson Valley Mall, it will be hosting a launch event promoting many of the area’s leading young entrepreneurs for the first ever “Mini Movers and Shakers” celebration.


Lil Chameleon Offers a Weekly, Drop-off Summer Experience for 3- to 6-Year-Olds

Lil Chameleon Offers a Weekly, Drop-off Summer Experience for 3- to 6-Year-Olds

(May. 08, 2019) - Summer camp is a beneficial activity for both parent and child. Not only do you get a much-needed break, but camps help kids gain independence, social confidence, and learn how to work better with others. Children learn the basic skills of both independent thinking and collaboration while at the same time, camp reinforces a structured daily routine, especially since children typically don't have a tight schedule during summer. Kids continue to understand rules and ultimately learn how to be a more inquisitive person. Campers can forge everlasting friendships and memories, and as they enter their youngest school years, they increase self-sufficiencies.


Burke Neurological Institute Announces the McDowell Symposium 2019

Burke Neurological Institute Announces the McDowell Symposium 2019

(Apr. 22, 2019) - The Burke Neurological Institute is announcing their second annual McDowell Symposium, “Hope for Stroke.” On May 17, the Burke Neurological Institute will open its doors from 8:30am-4pm to welcome stroke survivors, caregivers, families, and community members, to connect them with neurological scientists and clinicians, who will present on the latest scientific discoveries and medical breakthroughs in stroke research and clinical trials.


Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

(Apr. 10, 2019) - The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School is making a splash this summer by offering rising 3- and 4-year-olds and kindergarteners the opportunity to experience the same great curriculum in a new summer format.


White Plains Woman's Club Hosts Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction

White Plains Woman's Club Hosts Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction

(Mar. 11, 2019) - The Woman's Club of White Plains is holding a free Community Awareness Presentation on Opioid Addiction and its impact on our community this Wednesday, March 13, from 7-9pm at the Woman's Club which in White Plains. Join for an informative and essential discussion of the opioid crisis and valuable insight as to the scope and impact of opioid addition on the community.


Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School to Send Two Teachers to Education Conference in China

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School to Send Two Teachers to Education Conference in China

(Feb. 26, 2019) - The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School in Greenwich, Connecticut, is proud to announce that it will send two teachers to the 2019 World Forum on Early Care and Education in Macao, China. Jane Zeitler, a full-day pre-school teacher, and Kim Schweber, a part-day 2’s teacher, were chosen to represent the nursery school at this global conference, which will take place from April 8-11.


French-American Ballet Theatre Opens in Hawthorne

French-American Ballet Theatre Opens in Hawthorne

(Jan. 29, 2019) - French-American Ballet Theatre, te a new specialist training academy for aspiring and highly talented young ballet students as well as dedicated adults, opened in Hawthorne this month. The state-of-the-art Westchester studio propses a unique set of classical ballet classes for beginner and advanced dancers.


Church in White Plains Holds Prom to Honor People with Special Needs

Church in White Plains Holds Prom to Honor People with Special Needs

(Jan. 24, 2019) - The first ever Night to Shine in Westchester, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, will be held in White Plains at Ridgeway Church on Friday, Feb. 8. This unforgettable prom night experience, for people with special needs ages 14 and older, will be occurring simultaneously at nearly 500 churches around the world.


Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Performathon Raises Over $5,000 for Scholarships and Digital Piano Lab

Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Performathon Raises Over $5,000 for Scholarships and Digital Piano Lab

(Dec. 13, 2018) - After 12 hours of marathon recitals at the White Plains Music Conservatory of Westchester’s 2018 Performathon event and prize raffle so far, the nonprofit has raised $5,550 for its Scholarship Program and Digital Piano Lab. About 300 Conservatory students performed throughout the day, 20 vendors donated goods, and 28 parents and teen students volunteered their time, contributing to the positive energy on Saturday, Dec., 8. the community music school’s Performathon.


Music Conservatory of Westchester Students Raise Funds for Scholarships at Performathon

Music Conservatory of Westchester Students Raise Funds for Scholarships at Performathon

(Nov. 16, 2018) - On Saturday, December 8, the Music Conservatory will hold its Performathon fundraiser, an all-day event featuring 13 hours of student performances and family-friendly activities, to help support the school’s Scholarship Program and new Digital Piano Lab.


New Singer-Songwriter Music Program Launches at Music Conservatory of Westchester

New Singer-Songwriter Music Program Launches at Music Conservatory of Westchester

(Oct. 31, 2018) - Do you write lyrics and melodies in notebooks? Play an instrument and want to make your own music? You can learn how to successfully put those elements together with training from the new Singer-Songwriter Program at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, which is now open for enrollment.


Music Conservatory of Westchester Outdoor Mural Unveiling Party is This Sunday

Music Conservatory of Westchester Outdoor Mural Unveiling Party is This Sunday

(Sep. 26, 2018) - The Music Conservatory of Westchester invites the entire Westchester County community for an outdoor Mural Unveiling Party on Sunday, September 30 from 1pm-4pm on the Conservatory’s grounds at 216 Central Avenue in White Plains! The nonprofit community music school is celebrating the unveiling of the full-scale painted mural designed by local Westchester County students as part of the “Colors of Music” Student Mural Contest. This free family-friendly event from 1pm-4pm will offer food trucks, live music, games and activities, and more!


Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Practice Opening in Cross River

Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Practice Opening in Cross River

(Sep. 21, 2018) - On September 17, The Speech Studio opened the doors to its new office location in Cross River. The office is conveniently located at 892 Route 35, in the Old Post Road Professional Building.


First Hebrew Congregation in Northern Westchester Launches JKids Program This October

First Hebrew Congregation in Northern Westchester Launches JKids Program This October

(Sep. 20, 2018) - Jkids, at First Hebrew Congregation, is Northern Westchester’s newest opportunity for Jewish and interfaith families with preschoolers to connect with each other through creative and social activities. It meets one Sunday morning each month, from 10-11:15 a.m., beginning in October and running through June. After an $18 supply fee for the year the program is free of charge.


Canticum Novum Youth Choir in South Salem is Seeking Members

Canticum Novum Youth Choir in South Salem is Seeking Members

(Sep. 06, 2018) - Harold and Edie Rosenbaum are seeking new members for their Canticum Novum Youth Choir. Composed of girls from age 8 to 18, the youth choir has in recent years performed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The United Nations, and Symphony Space. This season the choir will perform with Dr. Rosenbaum’s adult choirs, The New York Virtuoso Singers, and The Canticum Novum Singers in NYC and in Katonah.


Groove Family Music Opens Locations in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck

Groove Family Music Opens Locations in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck

(Aug. 24, 2018) - Groove Family Music, a 14-year mainstay in the Westchester family music scene, is bringing its Music for Aardvarks classes to 3 new locations this Fall. Beginning on Tuesday, September 18, Music for Aardvarks’ classes for children ages 3 months through 4 years will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at JCC Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Artistree Mamaroneck and on Fridays at Larchmont Temple Larchmont. Advance registration is required for all classes and a complete schedule can be found at findgroove.com.


Westchester Arts Organizations Share the Stage to Discuss the ART of College Planning

Westchester Arts Organizations Share the Stage to Discuss the ART of College Planning

(Aug. 24, 2018) - On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Rye-based college planning and academic achievement company Novella Prep will hold a free workshop and Q&A for parents looking to maximize their child’s potential through the arts and get a head start on college planning.


Sew Happy is Offering a Free Sewing Machine Workshop At Bloomingdales in White Plains

Sew Happy is Offering a Free Sewing Machine Workshop At Bloomingdales in White Plains

(Aug. 21, 2018) - Sew Happy, a Westchester company teaching kids the life skill of sewing, will be offering complimentary sewing machine workshops in Bloomingdales of White Plains. The workshops are free of charge and last 20 minutes but require registration.


Lil Chameleon Launches Imagination Station 'Themed Playdates'

Lil Chameleon Launches Imagination Station 'Themed Playdates'

(Aug. 07, 2018) - Sometimes as a parent or caretaker, it’s hard coming up with fresh activities to keep your lil ones occupied and engaged. Lil Chameleon, an award-winning kid’s resale shop, a play cafe, and party service provider just unveiled a new program: Imagination Station. It’s the perfect way to get out of the house and let your 2-6 year old enjoy unstructured pretend-play.


Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

(Aug. 07, 2018) - Karina G. Campos, Psy.D will be offering PEERS, an evidence-based social skills group, for teens ages 11-17 struggling to make and keep friends this September in Greenwich, CT. The PEERS curriculum is taught in a small group format using a variety of evidence based methods, including didactic instruction, modeling of appropriate social skills, coaching, and feedback regarding the use of newly learned social skills and weekly homework assignments completed by participations with the support and guidance of their parents.


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