Apple Picking Time in New York State

New York State Apple Growers who sell directly to the public in or around Westchester County

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Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival – Saturday September 24, 2016




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More than 90 popular authors, who bring your favorite characters to life, are expected to participate. Most will be signing their books and reading excerpts.  Bring your whole family for tons of fun, food, kid-friendly activities, entertainment and, of course, books!

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4th of July 2016 Fireworks Schedule for Westchester County


Enjoy the 4th of July right here at home.   Our region played quite a Revolutionary role, from Washington’s West Point post to Loyalist skirmishes in Westchester.

So stay home, fire up the grill and look up at the sky.  Here’s when—and where—you can catch the rockets’ red glare north of New York City for Independence Day 2016:

Dobbs Ferry | Waterfront Park | 9:15pm
Irvington | Matthiessen Park | Dusk
Katonah | Caramoor | Dusk (July 2)
Larchmont | Manor Park | Dusk
New Rochelle | Hudson Park | 9:30pm
Ossining | Louis Engel Waterfront Park | Dusk (June 30)
Peekskill | Waterfront | 9:00pm
Pound Ridge | Town Park | Dusk (July 2)
Rye | Playland | 9:15pm (July 1, 3, 4)
Scarsdale | Pool | 9:15pm (June 30)
Sleepy Hollow | Riverfront | 9:15pm
Valhalla | Kensico Dam | 9:15pm (July 3)
White Plains | High School | Dusk (July 1)
Yonkers | Cross County Shopping Center | 9:30 (July 1)
Yonkers | Waterfront | 9:15pm

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Happy 12th Anniversary to Le Jardin Du Roi in Chappaqua!

Happy 12th Anniversary to Joe and his team.  All the best for many more years of great service and fabulous food!!!

jardin-headerLe Jardin du Roi, in downtown Chappaqua, invites guests to dine in French bistro style. The dark, wooden interior creates a cozy setting where you can enjoy a relaxed and romantic meal, celebrate a special occasion, or spend a nice night out with your family. The ever-popular patio provides a perfect atmosphere for outdoor dining.  Visit their website:


 Le Jardin Du Roi
   95 King Street    
   Chappaqua, NY 10514
   Tel: (914) 238-1368
   Fax: (914) 238-4864

Important Questions to Consider about Sleepaway Camp

Research has found that the overnight camp experience promotes and builds: 
• Self-esteem 
• Confidence and Independence 
• Coping and Social Skills 
• Lifetime Friendships!
All without the internet and cell phone see What camp can do for Your child 
  1. Have I discussed my child’s interest with him or her? 
  2. Do I have an idea of the kind of camp? There are singlesex or co-ed camps; specialized or generalized camps. 
  3. How long do I want my child to attend camp?  Length can span from one to eight weeks. Or opt for an all inclusive experience in a 3 1/2 week camp. 
  4. What is our budget? There is a camp to fit every budget. 
  5. Do we want a large,  medium or small sized camp? Camper population can vary from 80-600 campers. 
  6. How far away feels OK?  No matter where or how far away, a good camp will have excellent security, medical facilities and communication.
  7. What activities does my child like?  Choose from specialized interests or general programming. 
  8. How can I find a camp?  Work with an experienced Camp Advisor who has visited camps while in operation, met with directors and keeps up to date on any changes.
  9.  What will my child gain? Campers develop a strong sense of self, gain confidence and social skills in a shared, nurturing, and healthy environment.
  10. With whom should I consult?  The Camp Connection, the Summer Camp Matchmakers for over 25  years. Our FREE service represents over 600 summer programs that have been visited while camp is in session, referenced and reviewed. 

Contact Susan Pecker:  Email: or call Susan directly 914-273-8010

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