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JCC Mid-Westchester Hosts ‘Day at the J’ (Sun. 26 Mar, 2023 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

JCC EventBrite DayAtTheJ 2160x1080Join JCC Mid-Westchester (JCCMW) for Day at the J! Explore our facilities, try your hand at Passover-themed activities and crafts, and enjoy special performances and programming to get participants moving, creating, building and tasting. Children, teenagers, adults and families will all find fun and community. The event is free and takes place rain or shine.

WHEN: Sunday, March 26th 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583

WHAT: Performances, crafts, food, exhibitions and special programming, including:

Open gymnastics supervised by our expert coaches plus an exhibition with the JCCMW competitive team
Face painting
Nature stations
Camp games with JCCMW camp director Brian Symons
Open playground
JCCMW dance students present A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ticket purchase required)
Passover fun: nursery school crafts, a kids’ engineering challenge and an opportunity for adults to découpage Seder plates
Open family swim in the “Red Sea” with a reading of Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim
KugelFest! – come taste and vote on Westchester’s best noodle kugel creations
Israeli dancing with Shmulik Gov-Ari

JCCMW will also be collecting donations for HOPE Community Services. Please bring non-expired and shelf-stable items such as canned veggies, fruit, tuna, chicken, soup; pasta and pasta sauce; and rice.

Note: certain programs require pre-registration, have age requirements and only take place at certain times. Learn more and sign up at

Book Launch Party: Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt (Sun. 26 Mar, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

GerstenblattPlease join Julie Gerstenblatt in the Scott Room where she will be discussing her first novel, Daughters of Nantucket on Sunday, March 26, 3:00 pm at Scarsdale Public Library.

Nantucket in 1846 is an island set apart not just by its geography but by its unique circumstances. With their menfolk away at sea, often for years at a time, women here know a rare independence—and the challenges that go with it. Set against Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846, this sweeping, emotional novel brings together three courageous women battling to save everything they hold dear. In a starred review, Booklist calls Daughters of Nantucket “a beautiful historical novel….Gerstenblatt’s distinctive tale, a triumph in storytelling, celebrates the courage and tenacity of women.”

Julie Gerstenblatt holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught everything from middle school to graduate school. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, Kveller, Cognoscenti, and Grown & Flown, among others. When not writing, Julie is a college essay coach, as well as a producer and on-air host for A Mighty Blaze, which has grown into a leading resource for author interviews. A native New Yorker, Julie now lives in coastal Rhode Island with her family and one very smart shichon poo. DAUGHTERS OF NANTUCKET is her first novel.

Bronx River Books will be available for book purchase.

Click here to register.



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