Archives for August 2015
A new education program that the New Castle Historical Society & Horace Greeley House Museum will host on Sunday, September 27, 2015 ( 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.). This free, children’s education program will explore the fascinating history of the printing press and its great influence on society.
The program, which is co-sponsored by the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (one of the largest children’s book festivals in the metropolitan region), will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the history of the printing press, Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune, journal writing in the 19th century, and about Chappaqua’s many own children’s book authors. Program participants will have the opportunity to see one of Greeley’s actual type stands, and to use mini-printing presses to make their own book pages to take home.
Come Help Celebrate and Enjoy a Host of Community Day Festivities
This Thursday, August 27th, come enjoy Coney Art Wallls! There will be a street dance performance by BattleFest League, an interactive juggling show, face painting,12 delicious Smorgasburg vendors open, and free admission to our highly buzzed about Art Walls. The forecast is clear skies and sunny, so this will be a perfect end of summer day trip. :-
Elmsford, NY, August 19, 2015 – American Skating Entertainment Centers, LLC, (“ASEC”) the largest independent owner/operator of ice skating and indoor sports facilities in the United States, has teamed up with Robert Martin Company and Diamond Properties to acquire the House of Sports. Constructed in 2012, the House of Sports is a 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports facility offering lacrosse, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, camps, birthday parties, and Athletic Republic performance training.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to purchase this incredible sports property, accelerating our growth and demonstrating our commitment to Westchester County”, stated Shane Coppola Chairman and CEO of ASEC. “House of Sports will complement our successful Westchester Skating Academy and Playland Ice facilities allowing us to continue to provide the best sports and recreation experiences for the residents of the County and the tri-state region. We will leverage our experience and reputation for outstanding customer service to transform House of Sports into the most popular and well-respected indoor sports business in the United States.”
Frank Lombardy, General Manager of House of Sports, commented, “I truly believe that this is a great opportunity for our customers, coaches, employees, and partners. Under ASEC’s leadership, best-in-class customer service, and operating standards, we are confident that we can take House of Sports to the next level. We will continue to offer all of our sports programming and work more proactively to attract Westchester-based youth sports organizations to our facility.” To learn more about the House of Sports, please visit houseofsportsny.com or call Frank Lombardy, General Manager, at 914-479-5419.
Founded in 2006, ASEC is the largest owner/operator of ice skating and indoor sports facilities in the United States. Headquartered in Westchester County, NY, ASEC operates 17 facilities in New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and California, including the iconic Toyota Sports Center in Los Angeles, which is home to the LA Kings and LA Lakers.
About Robert Martin Company
Robert Martin Company, headquartered in Elmsford, NY, has been a leader in real estate investment, development and management for over 55 years. Emerging from its start as a local home builder and becoming, for several decades, Westchester County’s largest diversified developer and builder, Robert Martin Company has developed and acquired over 20 million square feet of real estate across virtually every asset class. Today, RMC and its affiliates continue to hold real estate that includes office, retail, industrial, residential and undeveloped land, as well as investments in service, utility and restaurant (predominantly Dunkin Donuts) businesses.
About Diamond Properties
Diamond Properties is commercial real estate business located in Mount Kisco, New York that focuses on the acquisition of commercial properties with potential for substantial improvement through hands-on property management, market repositioning, and capital upgrades. Since Diamond Properties was founded in 1993, they’ve acquired 58 properties, including office, warehouse, retail, residential, and land in 5 states, and they currently own 44 of those properties, totaling in excess of 3,700,000 square feet. They continue to pursue an intense capital improvement and leasing program that, when combined with quality-driven customer service, has enabled them to deliver consistently high tenant satisfaction and lease renewal rates. For more information about Diamond Properties, visit their website at http://www.diamondproperties.com. For information on current space availabilities, call Mark Blandford at 914-773-6242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s Note: This release was courtesy of the American Skating Entertainment Centers
Air-Brushed Tattoos, Balloon-Twisting, Purple Hair Extension “Pigtails,” Book Reading by Jean Van Leeuwen, and the Unveiling of Purple Pig Tales Ice Cream
August 31, 2 – 4pm
Hall of Scoops, 14 South Greeley Avenue, in Chappaqua and the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) are hosting an afternoon of kids’ activities to launch a new custom-crafted ice cream flavor, Purple Pig Tales, to celebrate and raise awareness of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival.
Free activities will include air-brushed tattoos by Kiwi Country Day Camp, balloon-twisting, purple “pigtail” extensions by Cathy’s Hair Room, and a book reading by award-winning children’s book author Jean Van Leeuwen at 3pm. Hall of Scoops will unveil its newest ice cream flavor, Purple Pig Tales – purple and white-swirled cotton-candy ice cream with rainbow confetti – which was created with the permission of and guidance from Oliver and Amanda Pig author Jean Van Leeuwen. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Purple Pig Tales ice cream will benefit CCBF’s literacy partner, JCY-Westchester Community Partners.
All activities are free. Ice cream is available for purchase.
Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is one of the largest children’s book festivals in the metropolitan region. From princesses to pups, to angst-filled tweens, and every crazy character in between, you’ll find them all at the third annual CCBF, on October 3, 2015. More than 85 popular authors, who bring your favorite characters to life, are expected to participate. Most will be signing their books and reading excerpts. It is a family event with tons of fun, food, kid-friendly activities, entertainment and, of course, books! For more information, visit www.ccbfestival.org or follow the CCBF at www.facebook.com/chappaquachildrensbookfestival.
Hall of Scoops
Frozen yogurt and ice cream shop with everything you could dream of and more – the new innovative way of enjoying your favorite scoops and sweets. With four sections, including a wall of every candy you can imagine, 12 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurts, 16 delicious flavors of Longford’s ice cream and an amazing gift department for kids of all ages!