KIDS 911

We live in a great place to raise children.  Below please find the best resources for activities and instruction in lower Westchester.  All are personally known to me, or come highly recommended to me by close friends.

Kidville.com  777 White Plains Road (between Brook Street & New Wilmot Road).   Kidville was named “Best of” by New York Magazine and given a five star “extraordinary” customer rating in The LilaGuide: New Parent Survival Guide.   They offer a wide range of developmental classes including “Little Maestros”, “Run Wiggle Paint & Giggle”, “My Big Messy Art Class”, “Big Muscles for Little Babies” and on and on with regard to amazing programs.  Birthday parties for children up to age 9 and Kidville University (Kidville’s Pre-School Alternative Program) also available.  Please do visit their website and sign your children up for what will clearly be an amazing menu of programs!!!!!!!!!

SOCCER

SuperSoccerStars  You can create a little playgroup of your own, and have an instructor come to your home for “practice”!!!  Instruction for children ages 3 and up.

www.SuperSoccerStars.com

Eastchester Youth Soccer Association  (Ages 5 and up).  For residents of Bronxville Village, Tuckahoe and Eastchester only.  http://www.eysoccer.com 914.472.3196

Yonkers Soccer (ages 4 and up) www.allyonkerssports.com

Summit Soccer/Kinderkickers   http://www.summitsoccer.net/kinderkickers.html  Soccer for the younger ones, especially if they miss the Eastchester League’s August 1 birthday cutoff.

Golden Touch Indoor Soccer (ages 4-8)  Greek Orthodox Church, Mill Road, New Rochelle  914.654.9297  First session begins in September.

TENNIS

The Bronxville Village Tennis Courts  Garden Avenue, Bronxville (Village permit required.  Those living outside the Village lines can also purchase a non-resident permit at a higher price).  Lessons for ages 3 and up, spring/summer/fall.  Please call Mike Viriglio  914.793.9629

College Racquet Club at Concordia  171 White Plains Road, Bronxville  Ages 3 and up.  914.961.3955.  Fall and winter (indoor) programs.

GOLF

Kevin Chin Golf, Lake Isle Country Club (Kevin’s lessons are open to the public).    Cell: 914.260.9459.  Tell him that “Maria” recommended you.

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SWIMMING

Badger Swim Club  Location: Rye and New Rochelle High School  John Collins 914.834.1084  http://www.badgersc.com Ages 5 and up.  Terrific instruction and a competetive but supportive organization.  Past Olympians have come out of this program, but is also great for kids who just love the sport and enjoy training year round.

Iona Swim Club  Iona College, New Rochelle Nick Cavataro, coach.  914.623.2323.  ncavataro@gaelac.com   Ages 6-17.  Register in early September.

MARTIAL ARTS

Balanced Martial Arts  480 New Rochelle Road  Eastchester  (ages 3 and up)  http://www.balancedmartialarts.com 914.663.8342

BASEBALL/T-BAll/SOFTBALL

All Yonkers Sports  (girls and boys ages 4 and up)  http://www.allyonkerssports.com

Eastchester Little League  Eastchester Parks and Recreation Department  914.771.3311 04 914.722.6246  (girls and boys ages 5 and up)

DANCE

The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester   Pelham 914.738.8300  www.ballet-arts.net

The Modern Dance Center of Westchester  Christ Church, Bronxville  (ages 3 and up)  Allison Harr  914.787.8617.  Music and Movement.  Fall and spring classes.

Studio B Dance  375 White Plains Road Eastchester  914.793.2799 studiobdance.com  An “acclaimed children’s dance program for ages 4 and up, is taught by (self-described) highly qualified and nurturing teachers who encourage and inspire the tiniest ballerina to the beginner tean.  Registration ongoing”*.

The Barclays Classes  (held at) The Women’s Club of Bronxville (Grades 3-7)  http://www.thebarclayclasses.com  908.232.8370

ART

Art at Concordia  Concordia College, Bronxville  914.337.9300 x2170 .  Ages 5-adult  Sept-June  Drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, digital photography.

Young at Art    1088 Central Avenue, Scarsdale  http://youngatartworkshop.com 914.723.9229.  (ages 2 and up). Great classes for kids, and they host birthday parties too.

Pelham Art Center  Pelham  914.738.2525  http://www.pelhamartcenter.com (ages 3 and up).  September and January registration for fall and spring classes.

MUSIC

Guitar, Voice, and Piano Lessons  Kerry Hopwood-Faselt  914.438. 8233.   This highly trained instructor gives lessons in her home to children of varying ages.  Parents rave about the quality of her instruction, and by all accounts she is a very talented teacher.  Kerry is setting up her Fall Schedule as we speak, so do call immediately to get on her teaching calendar.

Flute Lessons  Aya Hayashi.  She comes highly recommended for kids flute lessons, and higher grade requests like weddings, and special events. Contact Aya at: aya.esther.flutist@gmail.com

Concordia (College) Conservatory  171 White Plains Road  Bronxville 914.395.4507.  They have fantastic programs for children age 6 months and older.

Concordiaconservatory.com

GYMNASTICS

The Little Gym  777 White Plains Road  Scarsdale  914.713.1114 tlgscarsdaleny.com  “Programs: Movement, Music, Gymnastics, Sports, Exercise, Games, Listening, Cooperation”*.   A great place for little kids weekly scheduled activities, and birthday parties too.

Tumble Bugs  826 Scarsdale Avenue  Scarsdale  914.713.1113  www.tumblebugsny.com

ICE SKATING

The Skating Club of Bronxville  Kindergarten- 7th grade  Murray Rink, Sprain Road Yonkers  Contacts (moms): Heather Kirby  914.771.6831, Suzette Sands  914.961.5312

EJ Murray Memorial Skating Center  348 Tuckahoe Road  Yonkers  914.377.6469 The rink provides formal instructional and team programs, and family skating time. Please call the rink directly for a schedule of “events”.

The Ice Hutch  655 Garden Avenue, Mount Vernon  914.699.6787  Learn to skate, figure skating, hockey league (boys and girls)

Playland Park (amusement park, summer) and Ice Casino (winter)  Playland Parkway Rye  914.813.7059

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LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

LinguaKids Based in Larchmont, your children can take classes or one-on-one lessons onsite— or you can arrange for your children to take language instruction at your house.  You can also create your own little class, and host the group at your home or chez someone else— at which point this after-school-activity becomes incredibly financially reasonable.  They offer instruction in French and Spanish, and in January ’10 they will offer Italian instruction for children if there is enough demand.  Ask for Michelle.

LinguaKids.com

MUSEUMS

The Hudson River Museum  511 Warburton Avenue  Yonkers  914.963.4550  A GREAT place to visit year round!  Fabulous for kids, and adults too.

RIDING STABLES

River Ridge  960 California Road  Bronxville 914.633.0303   Riding instruction, birthday parties, holiday hayrides, etc.

Twin Lakes Farm  960 B California Road  Bronxville   914.961.2192  http://www.twinlakesfarm.comPremier riding instruction.

TOY STORES

Millers  335 Mamaroneck Avenue  Mamaroneck  914.698.5070  millerstoys.com  “Providing Westchester children with bicycles and tricycles for generations”.

The Disney Store  125 Westchester Avenue  White Plains  914.397.0526

Learning Express   21 Spencer Place  Scarsdale 914.723.3700  learningexpress.com

Zany Brainy  703 Post Road  Scarsdale  914.722.2075

KIDS DAY TRIPS (OF THE FABULOUS KIND)

Apple Picking  Averill Farm  250 Calhoun Street  Washington, CT  06794  860.868.2777 (in season)  averillfarm.com  This farm has been family owned since the late 1700’s.   Lucky for you (and the rest of us), you can take your children apple picking in perhaps the most beautiful spot on earth.  Stop for lunch immediately afterward at GW Tavern (860.868.6633, Children welcome)

Hyde Park  http://www.nps.gov/hofrVisit the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to bring WWII (and their history books) to life, and have lunch afterward in nearby Rhinebeck.

Ski Windham windhammountain.com  See all of your Manhattan and Westchester friends with families in tow, all in the same spot.  A quick ski-trip drive up, and back.

SPECIAL THANKS TO COURTNEY CRYSTAL WHO PROVIDED MUCH OF THE INFORMATION ABOVE, COURTESY OF THE BRONXVILLE SCHOOL.

One response to “KIDS 911

  1. this is awesome! thanks for posting this. Very helpful to someone like me (young baby and new to Eastchester). thanks!

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