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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Open House at Challenge Camp (Sun. 26 Mar, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Open the door to a delightful and meaningful summer of fun and learning for your bright, curious child. Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited camp celebrating its 37th summer. Join them at their new fully air conditioned facility in Hartsdale, NY. Challenge is dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for children aged 4-15 to realize their intellectual and personal potential. They offer over 100 enrichment courses ranging from 3D printing, architecture, art, chess, coding, cooking, drones, littleBits, magic, Minecraft, robotics, theater, and more. Sports options include Swimming, Fencing and Tae Kwon Do. Bus transportation and early/extended day options available. Please join them for an Open House on Sunday March 26, 2-4PM at their location. For more information, click here or call (914) 779-6024.

Challenge Camp
Schechter Westchester
555 West Hartsdale Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

Bill Handwerker, grandson of Nathan's Famous founder, to speak at Scarsdale Library (Sun. 26 Mar, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

billy handwerker pictureBill Handwerker, the grandson of the "Original Nathan" will discuss his book, "Nathan's Famous: The First 100 Years of America's Favorite Frankfurter Company" at the Scarsdale Public Library on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m.

As a teenager, Handwerker worked at the Coney Island and Oceanside restaurants and after college, joined the family business. In "Nathan's Famous," Handwerker celebrates his grandfather's entrepreneurial spirit and his legacy in creating an American institution. He offers insight into the family behind the business and their journey from Poland to Coney Island to restaurant locations around the world.

"Bill Handwerker's book reminds us of the myriad of inspiring immigrant stories that have played out in America time and again," said Library Director Beth Bermel. "Nathan's Famous is a household name thanks to the hard work of Nathan Handwerker and his family."

This program is free and open to the public; registration is encouraged at the library website,, or by calling the Reference Desk at 914-722-1302.

Copies of "Nathan's Famous: The First 100 Years of America's Favorite Frankfurter Company" will be available for purchase and signing. Guests are invited to enjoy their own Nathan's Famous frankfurter after the program.

Baby2Baby Spinathon (Sun. 26 Mar, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm)

The SHS Baby2Baby Club is hosting a Spinathon on Sunday, March 26 at Flywheel Scarsdale. The club last year at SHS — called Baby2Baby. Baby2Baby is large non-profit organization-- they provide low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and basic necessities. By distributing to over 85 non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, and children's hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 100,000 children this year.

They had our first fundraiser last year with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Hooperstown. This year they are organizing a spin-a-thon at Flywheel Scarsdale on Sunday, March 26 from 3-3:45pm (check in will begin at 2:30). If you or your child would like to ride you must make an account with Flywheel at FLYWHEELSPORTS.COM (if you don't already have one). The cost is $30pp.

There are 47 bikes in the room, so the first 47 people to sign up will be the only people who will be able to spin, so please sign up soon before they run out! Please note the minimum age to ride is 13 years old. Everyone under the age of 18 is required to sign the attached waiver.

If you are busy and can't make it, please consider making a donation here

Monday, March 27, 2017

Time for Two's at Scarsdale Library (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Time for Twos, a special program for two year olds with stories and fun on Monday, March 27, at 4 p.m. This is a ticketed program, limited to the first 25 children to arrive. Tickets can be picked up from the Children's Room desk a half hour before the start of the program.

Author of "My Son Wears Heels" to Speak at the Scarsdale Library (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Julie Tarney, author of "My Son Wears Heels: One Mother's Journey from Clueless to Kickass," will speak at the Scarsdale Public Library on Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.
The book is a memoir by a mother who in the early 1990s embraced her child's uniqueness, and her own, as she learned the truth about gender identity, expression and self-acceptance from her son. This was a time before the internet and open discussion of sexual identity and transgender issues.
Tarney is a board member of the It Gets Better Project and blogs for Huffington Post's "Queer Voices" page.
The program is co-sponsored by the library and the Jewish Community Center Mid-Westchester. Registration is required at the library website,, or by calling (914) 722-1302.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Petite Concert with Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann (Tue. 28 Mar, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Chi-Chi Bestmann brings her viola and violin for pre-school children in another performance of Petite Concerts on Tuesday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m.

Traditional Tuesday Storytime at Scarsdale Library (Tue. 28 Mar, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

On Tuesday, March 28,at 4 p.m., the weekly Traditional Tuesday Storytime will feature stories and rhymes designed specifically for ages 3½ to 5.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Multi-Generational Passover Experience (Wed. 29 Mar, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

All members of the community and all ages welcome. The evening, sponsored by the Women of SSTTE, will include a full catered dinner and an interesting exploration relating to the Passover Seder.

Cost is $36 per adult and free for students through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Checks made out to the Women of SSTTE. Rides are available by emailing us at

To RSVP, click here.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mother Goose for Walkers Up to Age Two (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

On Thursday, March 30, the weekly Mother Goose for Walkers Up to Age Two will be held at 10 a.m.. This language enrichment program uses rhymes, songs and stories to stimulate listening, learning, speaking and reading skills. Mother Goose for Walkers is limited to the first 20 appropriately aged children. Attendees must have a ticket which are distributed on a first come, first served basis to Scarsdale cardholders in the Children's Room half an hour before the start of each session.

Program to Discuss Breast Density and Menopause at the Scarsdale Library (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

"Learning About Women's Health," a program focusing on breast density and menopause, will be held at the Scarsdale Public Library on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. and again on Thursday, March 30, at noon. Registration is required for either session at the library website,

Dr. Jiyon Lee, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at NYU School of Medicine, will discuss "Breast density: how mammography and ultrasound screening fit together-- for most of us."

Dr. Paula Randolph, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, will talk about "Menopause: the transition and great beyond."

This will be an informative, illustrated and lively program that will advance understanding of the two issues.
Refreshments will be served.

Needlemania! for grades 3 and up at Scarsdale Library (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, children in grades 3 and up can come to Needlemania!, a crochet club. Participants have an opportunity to learn the basics or show off their existing skills while meeting new friends. Registration is required at the library website,

JCCMW Hosts A Salute to the Arts (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 the JCC of Mid-Westchester will host its Annual Benefit, this year entitled A Salute to the Arts. The event will be held from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the JCC at 999 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale. "Now, more than ever, the JCC needs the community to support its mission and growth" says Benefit co-chair Laura Sheppe Miller, a Scarsdale resident. Adds co-chair and fellow Scarsdale resident, Elise Flagg, "I am thrilled that we are focusing the spotlight on the Arts this year so that more people will have the opportunity to join us and learn about the wonderful programs at the JCC and its important presence right here in our back yard".

The event will also honor Peter Rothschild, past Board President, board member and longtime supporter of the JCC Mid-Westchester. Peter is a managing partner at RF Investment Partners and a resident of Scarsdale. A Salute to the Arts will feature the story of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, as told through film, musical performance, and dance.

Over 250 community members and supporters are expected to attend this highly anticipated event. A Salute to the Arts will celebrate the arts in various forms, featuring the JCC Dance School; Josh Aaronson, author; and Itamar Zorman, violinist. Additionally, the work of three artists will be displayed in a gallery setting; items will be for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the JCC of Mid-Westchester.

"JCC of Mid-Westchester has been a center for culture and arts for over 60 years" says Executive Director Karen Kolodny. "The benefit this year helps us to bring attention to our gem of a theater, the Bendheim Performing Arts Center. We are privileged to have this amazing space in our facility and honored to share it with the community. It is just one of the many elements that make the JCC a unique and special place for the Westchester community."

Westchester Theatre of Dance, under the direction of JCC Dance School Director, Jayne Santoro, will perform to Johann Pachelbel's "Cannon in D," with choreography by Mimi Wallace.

Josh Aaronson, Academy Award-nominated film producer and director, and co-author of the book "Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors", will present an excerpt of the film based on his book.

Violinist Itamar Zorman will perform to a backdrop of images from the original Israel Philharmonic. Itamar has appeared with The Israel Philharmonic, The American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, The Tokyo Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. His participation was secured in cooperation with the Westchester Philharmonic.

The artwork of Tova Snyder and David Stahl will be on display and for sale, along with the "Passage to Israel" exhibit, a traveling gallery that features various renowned Israeli artists.

JCC of Mid-Westchester provides numerous programs and services to the Westchester community, providing stimulating lectures, concerts and panel discussions for active adults to aging-in-place seniors and those who are residing at local assisted living facilities; gymnastics, swim, dance and fitness programs for all ages; a home for special needs programming for children, teens and an adult special needs community gardening projects; a flourishing nursery school and day camps for children from age 2; speech, occupational and physical therapy for children; and the "Witness Theatre," an innovative intergenerational journey for Holocaust survivors and high school students. Just as important it welcomes people from all backgrounds and religions.

For sponsorship or ticket opportunities, call 914-472-7672 or go online to

Friday, March 31, 2017

Baby Free Play at Scarsdale Library (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

On Friday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m., it's Baby Free Play when pre-walkers have their opportunity for free play and to socialize.

Coloring for Adults at the Scarsdale Library (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The popular coloring for adults sessions at the Scarsdale Public Library continue in the coming weeks with two sessions scheduled in March. Scarsdale residents can join their friends and neighbors for a relaxing interlude of coloring and music in an activity that has become a new trend to relieve stress.
The library will provide materials and sweets; attendees can bring their own supplies.

Sessions will be held on Monday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, March 31, at 2:30 p.m.
Registration is required at the library website,, by phone 722-1300, or in person.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Sports Swap at Heathcote School Gym (Sat. 1 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Scarsdale Parent Teacher Counciltennis
Sports Swap
Saturday, April 1, 2016
Heathcote School 10am – 12 noon

Please donate your tax-deductible items by dropping them off at the HEATHCOTE SCHOOL GYM
(please enter via from Innes Road)
Friday, 3/31 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 4/1 from 8:00 – 9:30 am

For questions, please contact:
Nancy Aresu at or kristianne bishop at



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