I’m Speaking! Join Me at the Digital Arts Experience on Cause Marketing

Social media marketing has not only changed my life but it has helped me change the lives of so many others. Please join me for this fabulous event to hear how. A seminar and networking event focused on technology’s role in fundraising for non-profit organizations. Wednesday October 10th at 6:00p.m at the Digital Arts Experience 170 Hamilton Avenue #100• White Plains, NY Reserve your spot for FREE • info@thedae.com / 914-644-8100   Read More


Learning from Friends Who Help Others: Hot Cocoa for Charity

Evan Greenberg

When my eldest was two years old, I made a friend at her pre-school that I will have for life, Elisa Greenberg.  Our friendship is as genuine as it gets and I learn so much from her as a person and as a mother. It was right around that time when our kids were wee small that she started having an annual hot chocolate and sweet fundraiser in her garage, raising money for important causes.  She's the type of mom who wants to teach her kids about giving back, and thus this annual tradition began. It started small.  A group from our pre-school and Read More


Introducing Your Kids to Superheroes in Contemporary Art

I feel blessed to live right near NYC.  Not only can I enjoy what NYC has to offer but every now and then something unique ends up right outside my door.  This one happens to be in Riverdale, New York and appeals to the culture vulture part of me. Elisa Contemporary Art presents My Hero, a new art exhibit focusing on Superheroes in today’s contemporary art. The exhibit runs though March 31st, 2012 and the gallery will be offering workshops to introduce the work to children later this month and in March. From the days of Greek and Roman Gods and Read More


A Night at the Westchester Philharmonic

Tomomi Nishimoto

Last night my husband I had the pleasure of being invited as guests to an evening at the Westchester Philharmonic.   It was just luck to have chosen a night when Japanese conductor Tonoma Nishimoto and Ann Hobson Pilot, a well-known harpist, were joining forces and performing together on stage.  To say that it was a real treat is a bit of an understatement. Nishimoto led the Westchester Philharmonic though Liszt’s haunting symphonic poem, Les Preludes, Rimsky-Korsakov’s exultant Scheherezade and  Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer John Williams’ On Read More


Never Forget: Observing Kristallanacht with Ruth Bachner, Holocaust Survivor


This week on November 9th was the annual observance of Kristallanacht, "Night of the Broken Glass". It was a series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938.  Jewish homes were ransacked, as were shops, towns and villages, as SA stormtroopers and civilians destroyed buildings with sledgehammers.  Around 1,668 synagogues were ransacked, and 267 set on fire. In Vienna alone 95 synagogues or houses of prayer were destroyed. Every year I lead a group of women from my synagogue to the Westchester Jewish Read More


My Son the Fashionista

ann taylor

Last week I got invited to the opening of Ann Taylor's new concept store, marking the brand’s first new concept store in White Plains and third in the state of New York. Ann Taylor opened two concept stores this past year. They were hosting an in-store party and styling clinic co-hosted by fashion expert Lucy Sykes.  It was also a fundraiser with the Junior League of Central Westchester Wayside Cottage, a not-for-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the Read More


A Westchester Find: The Gnarley Vine Bar in New Rochelle

Gnarley Vine

A few months ago, I wrote about the exceptional new restaurant in New Rochelle, Alvin and Friends.  It literally knocked my taste buds off and changed our perception of food in Westchester.  Since then, a slew of good restaurants have opened up in Mamaroneck, the town on the other side of where we live, as well, and we have far superior dining options locally than we ever did.  We have been waiting for the same development to occur in New Rochelle. So, last night, when my husband and I encountered a new wine bar in the area, based on the Read More


Westchester Land’s Trust Event with Environment and Travel Writer, Alex Shoumatoff

Alex Shoumatoff

Legendary journalist, travel writer, world explorer, environmental activist — and Bedford native — Alex Shoumatoff will be the featured speaker at Westchester Land's Trust’s Leon Levy Environmental Symposium. The event happens Sunday, March 6th, at 3pm, at the Bedford Village Historical Hall.  Admission is free and will be followed by an informal reception. Mr. Shoumatoff is one of the most far-flung of environmental and travel writers.  He writes for Vanity Fair, is a former New Yorker staff writer, has authored 10 books, and his website Read More


Friday’s News: My Stories in the Westchester Edition of Project You

Project You

When Beth Feldman, over at Role Mommy and Project You, suggested I write an article for her Westchester Edition of Project You, I jumped at the chance.  A longtime admirer of Beth, and friend,  I wanted to be involved with her wonderful online magazine.  I opted to write not one, but two articles this month.  After seeing an amazing show called Wallenberg at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in December, I found out that the playwright happened to live a few houses down from me in Larchmont, where I live.  I sought her out and sat down with her one Read More


Westchester Event for Moms & Teens to Make the World a Better Place

Safe Driving White Plains

For residents in the tri-state area, my friend, Beth Feldman, is hosting a pretty terrific event next Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm.  The White Plains Library Foundation Presents "Allstate Readiness Series" Savvy Moms/Safe Teens: A Four-Part Program Series.  It's a workshop for teens and parents that will take place at the White Plains Public Library at 100 Martine Avenue. The first event will feature four people committed to making the world a safer place to drive. Hear first-hand about the dangers of distracted driving and get expert advice on Read More