Another snow day on the way? Use it to Doodle 4 Google!

Another snow day on the way? Round up your young artists and dreamers and challenge them to get their creative juices flowing! Doodle 4 Google 2014 is open and accepting entries through March 20th. But why wait? This latest snow storm is the perfect opportunity to fire up your art supplies and imaginations and get those submissions in.

What’s it all about? Doodle 4 Google is an art contest meant to spark children’s curiosity and encourage exploration and creativity. The goal is to design a Google Doodle using this year’s Continue reading

Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills- a beautiful hike, a beautiful mission, a beautiful sunset

Yes, the cold weather has arrived, Westchester!

This past Saturday there was a definite chill in the air, but the sun was out, and we weren’t ready to start hibernating for the winter. So, we fought the urge to hunker down inside, threw on our chunky wool scarves, and headed outdside to enjoy the last few vestiges of fall – but where to? Continue reading

Get your creative juices flowing: A Maze in Pottery Studio

Let’s suppose it’s one of those rare days when your family has a few hours of unscheduled free time, just waiting to be filled up with something deliciously fun. Who gets to decide which fun thing you’ll do? Does everyone usually agree?

I’ve got to be honest- in my family, it’s hard to get anyone to agree on anything! If one kid says “black”, the next will say “white”, the third will say “magenta” Continue reading

Croton Point Park

This past weekend, I had a suspicion it might be our last chance to see some really good fall color on the trees before it either gets too cold or the trees lose all their leaves. So my goal for this weeks Happy Day adventure was to find someplace outdoors and picturesque, where the kids could have fun exploring and I could enjoy the last hints of fall.

I found the perfect spot. Perfect, in so many ways.

Continue reading

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the happiest things you can do in the fall.

It’s truly a stunning spectacle- absolutely breathtaking – and it’s one of those events that simply should not be missed.

The grounds of Van Cortland Manor are transformed into a wonderland of fire and light, as thousands of jack-o-lanterns are carved into intricate works of art and lit for the month before Halloween. The twisting, winding paths have groupings of pumpkins Continue reading