April 2 – 3

If you don’t mind the short drive (for some) into Fairfield County, click here for events and happenings this weekend there.

Saturday, April 2nd:

MHS_2016_Flyer_01_13_1610am: Mulch Madness! Leaf Mulching and Composting As we prepare our gardens for spring, let’s learn about the benefits of leaf mulching and composting: how these techniques are good for the environment, both locally and globally. Leaf mulching is better for our gardens than blowing or raking leaves AND saves homeowners time and money. Guest speaker, Fiona Mitchell, a certified Master Composter and Master Gardener, will also talk about the benefits of composting, and explain various simple home composting techniques. demonstrating how easy it is to turn their food scraps and yard waste into compost — even in apartments.

10am – 2pm: Summer Camp Open House The 125-acre camp, which features arts, crafts, theater, dance, gymnastics, swimming, sports and ice skating, is a limited enrollment program for children entering Pre-K through ninth grade in September 2016. The 2016 summer session begins Tuesday, July 5, and runs through Friday, Aug.12. Harvey Cavalier is a private, nonprofit camp for children who live in the counties of Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield, Conn.

12pm: Bird House Building Get ready for spring and the return of migrating birds by setting up a house for them to use. It is still a little chilly outside, but soon the birds will be looking for nest sites and you can help out by making one for them. Come build a bird house and learn about some of the best ways to set them up in your yard to make them inviting for a bird to live in. Ages 6 and up. Fee  $8 per person for non-members.

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5pm: Maine Red Claws vs the Westchester Knicks

Saturday, April 2nd – Sunday, April 3rd:

Westchester Jewish Film This year the Westchester Jewish Film Festival features 34 films from Israel and around the world—both documentaries and narratives—along with a rich slate of guests. Runs until April 20th. Click here to view all films.

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{Reoccurs} Saturday at 6:15pm, Sunday at 11:45am and 5:15pm: Man Of La Mancha Come “Dream the Impossible Dream” with this five-time Tony award-winning musical! Inspired by one of the greatest novels of all time, Man of La Mancha features Miguel de Cervantes who channels the power of storytelling to enact his magical tale of the greatest knight of all. Don Quixote – the slayer of dragons, windmills and defender of ladies in distress. On a quest to restore chivalry to the world and to claim his lady love, Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho, remind us all to never give up – that miracles happen – and we can reach the stars. Runs until May 1st. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

Sunday, April 3rd:

11am – 12pm: Amphibians Awake Meet a few of Teatown’s ambassador animals in this program featuring salamanders and frogs.  Families with children 4 years old and up.

12 – 5pm: Save A Life is a program designed to inform and empower high school students and adults to be community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis.(Due to the sensitivity of certain topics that are discussed, this program is not open to students in middle school, but all parents/guardians are highly encouraged to attend.) Ginger Katz, founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation, will speak to parents about the importance of fostering open communication about the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse among young people. Ginger has been inspired to speak out by the untimely death of her son, Ian, from a drug overdose. Since 1996, she has given over 1,000 presentations nationally to hundreds of thousands of people. All adults and students in high school are invited to attend.

1 – 2:30pm: American Girl Julie’s Lunch Box American Girl Julie Albright carried a metal lunch box to school in 1974. Now you can create one just like hers for your own doll. Decorate a lunchbox and paint lunch food items for your doll to enjoy. Led by art teacher Judi Offenberg. All art supplies included. For girls ages 7 and up.

2pm: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party A very important date! Dress in your favorite costume and join us for a Mad Hatter Tea party in the forest. Enjoy tea and snacks. Prizes for best hats! Suggested for ages 3 to 5. $8 per person.

2 – 3:30pm: Jews Around the World: Latin America For millennia Jews have been living across the globe. In this series you will have an intimate opportunity to learn from experts and natives about what life is like for Jews living outside the U.S. Some speakers live in Westchester and will recount their journeys as immigrants to our country. Latin America with Nora Glickman (Argentina), Alina Nicolaievsky (México) and Mercedes Sensel (Venezuela). Tickets $15.

Monday, April 4th – Tuesday, April 5th:

Monday at 6:15pm and Tuesday at 11:15am: Cirque Ziva, the world-class cirque spectacular from the internationally renowned touring troop, The Golden Dragon Acrobats. From coast to coast, the  spectacular athleticism and fine artistry of this elite group of acrobats has  been receiving standing ovations from audiences of all ages and earning critical acclaim and packed houses, Cirque Zíva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show.  The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate the best of AAPI brand of artistic merit, high production value, and solid commitment to cultural exchange.

Tuesday, April 5th:

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As a friendly reminder we are looking for moms to join our forces, if you are looking for a hobby or work we may be just what your family needs. Inquire today!

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