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Westchester Weekend Updates

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Can you believe it’s October 1 already? I’m still trying to get over it. Perhaps to contemplate the rapid passage of time, I can allow myself an evening cup of coffee (since it is International Coffee Day today). Speaking of time…the weekend is almost upon us, and so I hope you will enjoy one of this weekend’s suggested activities. Please do call ahead and check websites to ensure that you are up to date with all Covid-19 policies and schedules. Enjoy!

FRIDAY, October 2

Nyack Outdoor Shopping and Dining Enjoy great food and live music outdoors in downtown Nyack  from 5pm to 10pm.

SATURDAY, October 3

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Booking in advance is required, and expect a $50 fee for this intimate tour of one of the most well-known working farms and centers of education in Westchester. You may recognize the name in association with the famed Blue Hill restaurant located on the property.


Mount Gulian Historical Site Located in Beacon, this 18th Century Dutch Manor House is now open for outside tours every Friday and Saturday through October. There is an admission fee of $10 for adults, $8 seniors, $5 children (ages 6-18); free for children under 6.

SUNDAY, October 4

Westchester County Militia Garrison Day at Fort Montgomery State Historical Site See the troops of the 3rd Westchester County Militia Regiment as they provide a window into the historical realities of the Revolutionary War.

The Bronx Night Market  A celebration of the borough’s diversity of culture and cuisine. Saturdays and Sundays through October and November from 12pm to 6pm at Fordham Plaza. 

FEATURED BUSINESS:

Image courtesy of Feed The Birds

World Migratory Bird Day is just around the corner: October 10th. So flap on over now to visit Feed The Birds, a most unique store exclusively dedicated to celebrating our fine feathered friends. There’s an array of feeders, food products and bird-related gift items to provide nourishment for birds and happiness for humans. A great shop for kids as well!

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GIVING THANKS

Happy Thanksgiving

As fairly recent transplant to this country, I’ve come to understand that Thanksgiving means different things to different people.

For some, it’s a time of both tremendous joy (and some degree of stress) as they host large family gatherings. For others it’s a time of great culinary indulgence and one of the few times of the year where overeating will not be frowned upon.  And for even still others, it’s a time to re-visit precisely how the first Thanksgiving should be fairly evaluated. Family members are routinely debating the decades following the Pilgrims’ arrival, when the native tribes found themselves increasingly under siege due to expansion of the newcomers’ land grabs.

As someone celebrating Thanksgiving as a newly adopted holiday celebration, the tradition has afforded me an important opportunity to reflect deeply on the year’s events – and simply to Give Thanks, far and wide.

I am grateful for all of the year’s highs – particularly the presence of treasured people I have interacted with in my daily life. Certainly, there have been both losses and gains, but overall it has been an exciting – even thrilling – year. And as my exhilarating first year of business in New York, I’m also cognizant that the challenges I confronted must also be appreciated, because they presented unique opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally.

So here’s my personal Thanks-Giving – warmly extended to all who ‘came alongside’ me this year – my husband, my close relatives, friends and industry colleagues.

But of course, I have a special Giving of Thanks for my clients, without whom I would not be looking forward to another enjoyable business year in what has certainly become my haven in the Hudson.

I sincerely wish you all the very best of what Thanksgiving represents.