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pearlmanOz Pearlman will perform at Scarsdale Golf ClubOz Pearlman, nationally-known magician and mentalist, will perform in Scarsdale, Thursday, May 10th, 6:30 p.m., at Scarsdale Golf Club. Tickets can be purchased here

The performance, titled Magic and the Mind: An Evening of Enchantment and Mystery, will be part of Scarsdale Family Counseling Service’s annual benefit gala.

Oz Pearlman is a world-class entertainer and one of the busiest mentalists in the country. He developed an interest in magic at a young age and, what started as a hobby, quickly became a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Pearlman decided to pursue his dream and become a full-time entertainer. Pearlman’s unique blend of mentalism and mind reading creates an interactive experience that is redefining the very nature of a magic that truly has to be seen to be believed.

In the summer of 2015, Pearlman was featured on TV’s top-rated show, America’s Got Talent. Week after week, he captivated the country with never-before-seen mentalism routines and quickly became a fan favorite, finishing in third place out of thousands of acts. Pearlman has also appeared on a variety of both national and international networks, including NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The TODAY Show and more!

In addition to featuring Pearlman, Scarsdale Family Counseling Service’s annual benefit gala will also honor Dara Gruenberg with the agency’s annual Rising Star award in recognition of her outstanding volunteer leadership and contributions to many Scarsdale community organizations.

Dara Broxmeyer Gruenberg serves as President of the Friends of the Scarsdale Library and   a Co-Chair of the Library’s Capital dara photoDara Gruenberg will be honored.Campaign. Concurrently, she is serving as a Village appointedmember of both the Ad Hoc Communications Committee and the Board of Ethics, a member ofthe Foundation Board at White Plains Hospital, a Trustee on the Board of Westchester Reform Temple (after serving five years as Chair of the Temple’s Early Childhood Center’s Parent Association) and a Chair of the Connections Task Force. Additionally, Dara is a member of the Board of Directors of the Scarsdale Forum, Co-Chair of the Forum’s Membership Committee,and a member of its Nominating Committee. This past fall, Dara was elected to Scarsdale’s Citizens’ Nominating Committee.

Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit family service agency, accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. The mission of the Agency is to be a center, in Scarsdale and the surrounding area, for family growth and learning, a place where families, couples and individuals can find help with the normal problems of daily living, as well as crises. Through therapeutic services and programs, SFCS enhances the functioning of the family and its individual members through family life education; stimulates social thinking and action to better social conditions; and cooperates with other organizations for this purpose. The Agency provides psychotherapy, parent support groups, older adult services, youth outreach, social skills groups for children, mental health services and family life education. The Agency's professional staff are licensed in New York State as providers of mental health services.

For more information, please e-mail or call (914) 723-3281.

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STEAM Day at Scarsdale High School is on for Saturday April 21 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is open to the public and it’s a special opportunity --not to be missed. There are 28 workshops planned for students in grades 4 to 8 covering everything from coding, to designing an app, robotics, math and even time travel and kids should pre-register online. There is something to excite every kid.

Online registration is now closed, but tickets and workshops will be available for walk-ins on Saturday. Learn more here:

Kids ages pre-school to 8th grade are $25. Children 3 and under, High School Students and adults are free. This is a great opportunity for adults in the community to come in, see what is going on with STEAM education and also to listen to the keynote presentation on artificial intelligence by two Scarsdale residents who work at Microsoft.

The CBS (Channel 2) Mobile Weather Lab will be outside the school and you can stop by and discuss meteorology with the crew.

In addition to the workshops there will be a maker space with more than a dozen stations for children of all ages to build, learn, explore, as well as a “made” items exhibit and take apart zone. Westchester Children’s Museum will be on hand to help young engineers make their own flying machines and hovercrafts in a wind tube. Our young makers will also have the opportunity to help build a bicycle to be donated to a child in need.

This STEAM Day will focus on human and artificial intelligence.

Meidcal professionals from the Neuroscience Department Chair at Einstein College of Medicine will use an amazing inflatable mega brain to demonstrate brain functioning, trauma and disease. The inflatable brain is 18 feet long, 14 feet wide and 12 feet high, and visitors can step inside the mega brain and participate in interactive activities. A team of medical experts will explain how the brain works.


At 3:00 pm Scarsdale Residents Pascal Belaud, Technical Sales Director for Data Platform, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft and John Langford, Principal Researcher at Microsoft, will give a presentation about artificial intelligence (AI); where we are now and what is coming next in this AI wave.

A team of high school students will discuss and app they created to track teacher absences, Also find the Nerdy Derby-- miniature car construction and racing on a 50 foot long track and the Museum of Math as well as many vendors who are coming out to support this event (free of charge) with workshops, activities and more.

Bring the kids to the high school on Saturday April 21 from 11-4.... it's sure to be an interesting day.

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Rotary1The Scarsdale Rotary Club’s Ninth Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser will take place on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Scarsdale Golf Club from 6-8:30 PM. A variety of wines from around the world will be provided by Vintology and food sampling stations will be provided by local restaurants: Moscato, Chat, Meritage, Lange’s Deli, Chef Victor of the Scarsdale Golf Club, Ruffled Feathers, Raasa Indian Cuisine and desserts by Martines. The event will feature a live auction of high end items, a raffle of restaurant certificates and a door prize by Wilson and Sons Jewelers.

The event will support the Scarsdale Rotary Club’s new partnership with the Rotary Clubs of New York City and San Juan to help families who still are living without power or access to clean water in Puerto Rico: a portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase solar lights (some with built-in phone charging stations) and portable high volume water filtration systems.

As in past years, the event will support charitable projects as well as grants to five designated charity partners (The Greenburgh Nature Center; Lakota Children’s Enrichment; Scarsdale & Edgemont Family Counseling Services; The Scarsdale Foundation; and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps), and discretionary grants awarded through an application process. The discretionary grants awarded this year went to the Children’s Aid Wagon Road Camp, Girls Inc. of Westchester, Haiti MaryCare, Hospice of Westchester, The Luke Moretti iPad Program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Make A Wish of the Hudson Valley, My Sister’s Place, Pace Women’s Justice Center, and the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol.

To learn more about the Scarsdale Rotary Club, or to purchase a sponsorship and/or tickets to the April 19, 2018 event, please visit the Club’s website

The Scarsdale Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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steinbergFriends of the Steinberg family have organized a children’s book drive in their memory. They are collecting new and gently used books appropriate for children in grades one to five to benefit the Reading Buddies After School Program, an afterschool club at SHS that pairs high school volunteers with elementary school children through JCY Westchester Community Partners. Volunteers work with the younger children on homework and academic skills and these mentoring sessions often develop into strong bonds.

Members of Irene Steinberg’s bookclub decided to host the drive as Irene was a big reader and her son Zach founded the Reading Buddies club.

The five members of the Steinberg family, Irene, Bruce, Zachary, William and Matthew of Scarsdale passed away in a tragic plane accident in Costa Rica on December 31, 2017.

Book donations can be left at Greenacres Elementary School, steinberglogoWestchester Reform Temple and Scarsdale High School (Brewster Road entrance) from April 10-20.

Please contact with any questions.

(Pictured above: Naomi Talish, Irene Steinberg and Valerie Malsch)




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JT1 0546 X4 1This spring, the Scarsdale boys varsity lacrosse team is preparing for a great season. They won their first game against Hendrick Hudson with a score of 14 to 8 and are very excited about what this season will bring. The team has five captains. Returning captain, David Love, Sam Seltzer, Jeremy Wolfe, John Seider and junior captain Andrew Bernstein are getting ready for a very tough season with a difficult schedule.

The raiders are bringing back a lot of talent this year with several team members already recruited to play in college next year.

Andrew Bernstein, leading scorer will be playing lacrosse at Yale and Seth Thorton, 4 year starter, will be playing lacrosse at Syracuse. A lot of work has gone into preparing for this spring.

Coach Synoweiz, Varsity Head Coach, said, “This season we have one of the most difficult schedules in school history. With that I am hopeful that we are tested early and often to further prepare us to be playing our best lacrosse come playoff time. I am hopeful our team can remain healthy and create a family atmosphere on and off of the field. My goal always remains to bring the first boys lacrosse section championship to Scarsdale, but also to give the boys an amazing experience with a lot of fun along the way.”

In the past few weeks, the team has done a lot of team bonding, such as dinners and hangouts, and a trip out to Syracuse for a practice scrimmage. In the off-season, the team endured 6 am practices. Their dedication to the team and to bettering themselves as players is very impressive. David Love, who has been a member of the team for 3 years says, “We have all been working really hard. The team is really strong this year and we all enjoy playing together because we are really close. This season, we’ve got toughest schedule this team has ever seen." Why? Because the schedule calls for Scarsdale to start off the season playing other strong teams right off the bat when the Raiders are still learning how to work together and adjust to each other’s playing styles. According to Love, "The difficult schedule has a silver lining because it will force us to improve quickly and work hard early on which will help us in the long run. We will be looking to make some noise in Section 1.”

Photos by Jon Thaler. See more here.

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