All things entertaining in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley
BloggersChris Serico Kirthana Ramisetti Georgette Yacoub Kristin Taveira Anne Machalinski Estelle Lander
With the 2012-13 TV season coming to a close, here's the breakdown of renewals and cancellations among new fall series with ties to Westchester and other parts of the Hudson Valley.
“Nashville”: If news of a renewal would be music to your ears, then you're in luck, as it was announced tonight that the soapy drama starring Palisades native Hayden Panettiere (pictured) has been...Read more »
Kids can explore the wonders of the great outdoors when Grasshopper Grove, a neat little play space outside the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, opens Saturday.
The play space, which was designed to appeal to 2- to 6-year-olds, will give young adventurers access to the natural world, minus some of nature’s minor perils and discomforts. A whimsical gateway designed with natural branches...Read more »
Rockland Boulders pitcher Bobby Blevins will head up a baseball training camp for kids during school vacation days next week. Little sluggers ages 7-14 are invited to put on their baseball caps and take to the field to learn from instructors, including current and former members of the Boulders, at Provident Bank Park, the team's home stadium.
The camp, which costs $199 per player, also features...Read more »
Looking for some sweet family fun? It’s maple-sugaring season, that once-a-year spell of mild days and icy nights that provides just the right conditions for the maple sap to flow in the Hudson Valley. At about 20 days long, the prime maple season is fleeting; so don’t miss your chance to experience it. These five local sweet spots invite families to learn about the process, celebrate the season...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar, the runner-up on season two of the TV talent show “The X Factor,” will be the special guest at the 10th annual Kids Party for a Cure, an event to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. The benefit will take place on Sunday, March 10, at a Dave & Buster’s in the Long Island village of Westbury.
The 13-year-old Mamaroneck resident is well-known for her dedication...Read more »
Looking for ways children can celebrate Black History Month? Kids can learn about an important African-American role model at a story walk, make crafts to commemorate historical figures and hear a reading and meet the author of a book about skin color and identity as seen through a child’s eyes. Find all the details here.
Sunday: Story walk in White Plains
Families with children in grades...Read more »
Since we're midway through the 2012-2013 TV season, it's time to update the status of fall series with connections to the Hudson Valley. Which shows have been picked up, and which ones are being canceled? Hudson Buzz breaks it down for you.
“The Ricki Lake Show”: The talk show hosted by the Hastings-on-Hudson native will not be renewed for a second season, USA Today reported...Read more »
Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, and there are quite a few family-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday in the Hudson Valley. Kids can hear groundhog tales, learn the history of the holiday, make groundhog crafts, and, of course, witness the main event: A live groundhog emerging to look for his shadow. Find the details here.
Friday and Saturday: “Gregory’s Shadow” story time in West Nyack
Shy...Read more »
Want to give your kids a live theater experience this weekend? Hudson Valley families can see familiar stories and favorite characters brought to life by onstage talents in local performances.
“We're Going on a Bear Hunt” in Mamaroneck
They’re not scared! Follow a family’s fun and foolish foray over, under and through assorted outdoorsy obstacles in search of a big bear, and see what...Read more »
Celebrities with Hudson Valley connections headed to Twitter this week to talk about Oscar-nominated movies and, in at least one case, the language of love.
If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments, click here. Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser.
At...Read more »