Westchester Advocacy Event: Room to Read

Room to Read

To all my Westchester peeps, please join me in the celebration of the launch of the Westchester Chapter of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization founded by John Wood,  author of "Leaving Microsoft to change the World".  Room to Read builds schools and libraries in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India, Zambia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & South-Africa.   The proceeds of this event will go to the Local Language Books Program.  Please check it out on www.roomtoread.org.  The event is open to the public. Disclosure: I was not compensated for this Read More


Where to Take Your Kids Skiing in NY and Connecticut

There are so many reasons people are fortunate to live in Westchester.  First and foremost, there is the proximity to New York City.  One can jump on the Metro North train and whiz into the city to work, play or eat.  Space is another issue – one can buy a house with a yard in Westchester.  But what some people don’t realize is one valuable reason: SKIING.  There are ski slopes that are less than one hour from our doorstep.  As a result, my kids are growing up to be born skiers.  There are ski slopes in Northern Westchester and Southern Connecticut that Read More


SoMediaNY: New Social Media Meet-up in Southern Westchester

Living in Westchester, NY, I am keenly aware that there are many other bloggers around me who share my love for social media.  But they aren't as easy to come across as they are in Brooklyn and other parts of NYC.  Westchester is sprawling and it's not always easy to pick them out of a crowd.  That's why I recently started a meet-up for like-minded people in Southern Westchester (or further out if people want to travel to Larchmont for our meetings) who want to get together and talk about everything social media.  We meet at Auray Gourmet, a  French Read More


Wordless Wednesday: Invitation to Join The Culture Mom at Field to Celebrate a New Westchester Novel

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A Day Out in Larchmont

Longing to get out of  the city for half a day but wondering where to go?  Larchmont is a suburb right outside NYC in Westchester County.  Located on the Long Island Sound side, it's a hop, skip and a jump from the city.  Come spend a day out in Larchmont. Larchmont is unlike many other suburbs - it's got the Long Island Sound, for one thing, and for another, it's very international.  There are people here from all over the world.  Many come to work for the United Nations or foreign banks.  Most of our friends are from abroad and the Read More


O2 Living Holistic Health Spa & Center for Wellness

Last week I went to a holistic wellness sampling day hosted by O2 Living, a new spa in Cross River, New York.  O2 is a holistic health spa & center located in Yellow Monkey Village.  It's surrounded by antique shops and a cafe' with the same name.  I met my friend, Maria, from New York Mom and we toured the spa.  I was glad to check out a part of Westchester that I had yet to discover.  Cross River is a lovely rural town full of antique shops and cafes that's I'd like to return to with my family to explore. I love spas.  Before I had kids, I Read More


Westchester Children’s Museum’s Explore-a-Thon

Yesterday my family attended a fundraiser for the Westchestser Children's Museum at Rye Playland  Boardwalk here in Westchester, New York.  The event was held near the future home of the museum, which is currently being built.  We got up early (for us) and ventured to the museum's annual "Explore-a-Thon".  My hubby is not a fan of early weekend mornings, but I assured him it would be the trip. And indeed it was.  If the morning's events are indicative of what the museum will offer once it opens, then Westchester County will be in for a treat.  There Read More


An Evening with Gabriel Byrne at the Pelham Picture House

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning for a night with the fabulous stage and screen actor, Gabriel Byrne at the Pelham Picture House. Byrne, the star of the HBO series In Treatment and such iconic films as The Usual Suspects, will discuss his long, trans-continental acting career and give us a glimpse of what’s still to come.  Prior to the discussion, they will hold a 20th anniversary screening of Miller's Crossing.  The film is set in an unnamed Eastern city in 1929.  The friendship between the local political boss (Albert Finney) and Tom (Byrne), the Read More


Promenade des Artists Larchmont Art Walk

Take a stroll through Larchmont this weekend and enjoy the works of 40 French artists on display in local homes. Westchester Accueil is holding its 10th annual “Promenade des Artists” on Friday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Participants may obtain a map from the Reception House at 25 Summit Avenue. A portion of the art sales are to benefit the Abraham House in the Bronx and Entraide Francaise. Visit the website for additional information. Read More


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Public

Last night I checked out Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a rock-musical being presented at the Public Theater. When we walked into the theater, we were enchanted by the chandeliers that hung over our heads all throughout the theater.  We had heard only rave reviews so we were quite excited about what we were about to see.  Plus, I like literature and plays that teach me about history.  Andrew Jackson was our seventh President and the father of the Democratic Party.  He was also a charismatic politician with an interesting personal life to boot.  I Read More