In Pleasantville, transform that tired chair into the best seat in the house.
When I look at a room in my favorite interior design magazines, it’s the upholstered furniture that always stand out. That perfect couch. The statement occasional chair. And what I also notice is the furniture always looks custom. Enter TapeMeasure in Pleasantville. TapeMeasure is a new go-to home design center for upholstered furniture and window treatments.
This isn’t your grandmother’s upholstery shop and that is clear from walking through the front door. TapeMeasure itself is so stylish. I immediately have confidence in Elizabeth Calderone, the owner of TapeMeasure. (Elizabeth was a merchandising executive in her past life.) Bring in a picture from a magazine and Elizabeth and her team of artisans can create that item from scratch. If you’re interested in breathing new life into a chair you inherited from your family, she can do that, too. Flipping through the enormous selection of fabrics will give you a lot of ideas (the fabrics are GORGEOUS), but Elizabeth is also a resource and is on point with current trends. [...]
A fall Shakespeare in the Park. Plus, make-your-own Halloween decorations.
When the air turns cooler, we all look for an excuse to spend time outdoors. Here are five rocking events that might just make your weekend.
Plenty to Do in Pleasantville
Head to Pace University this weekend for one last Shakespeare in the Park, only this one is *not* to be missed. On Saturday, September 29 at 4pm and Sunday, September 30 at 3pm, one of the world’s “most renowned Shakespeare companies” will be performing Hamlet on an open-air stage next to the lake at Pace’s Pleasantville campus. The production is the same show that ran at London’s Globe theater in 2011, and it’s extremely rare to find a London-based show in Westchester; it will be in NYC the following week. The show is entirely FREE. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and head to Pace, rain or shine. Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville; see the flyer here.
There’s nothing better than some bargain shopping on a crisp fall day. The Hudson Chorale Society is holding their annual Giant Tag Sale this Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 4pm, also in Pleasantville. I’ve never been, but I’ve heard that you can score some major deals on toys, children’s books, furniture, small appliances, jewelry, art, etc. Maybe head to the tag sale, have lunch up the road at Le Jardin de Roi in Chappaqua (brie burger!), and then take the kiddies to Shakespeare in the Park at Pace. Fun! Tag sale is located at 107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville (corner of Manville Road and Route 117). [...]
This tiny park in Pleasantville is the stuff of little boys' dreams.
I spotted Roselle Park while house hunting a year ago, and I never forgot it. Roselle is a community park in a charming little neighborhood in Pleasantville, but it was the sandbox that moved me: A large 40′ x 11′ rectangle filled with diggers and wheel loaders, bull dozers and dump trucks. Truck broke down? No worries, grab a tow truck. There are probably 30 or so trucks in the sandbox at any given moment; they’ve all been donated by local families whose kids have outgrown their use.
Little boys kinda go ballistic here. Take my 2-year-old. As soon as we pulled up, he made a beeline for a large metal crane and pretended to lift a smaller tractor, then he found a shiny red bulldozer he couldn’t part with for the next 15 minutes. Other little boys were busy driving big-wheeled trucks through the sand. One was hunting around for a wheel that had broken off a cement mixer truck. Little girls were playing in the sandbox too — but they had taken the sand buckets and shovels aside and were making a pretty row of castles. [...]
Pleasantville Music Festival, Kisco Summer Sunday & Dinner with Mario Batali's Chefs
Summer is in full swing, and there are so many awesome happenings going on around town this weekend. Check out our events calendar for more, but here is what we’re extra excited about…
The Pleasantville Music Festival, taking place this Saturday, July 14, is a family-friendly event that sounds cool for adults and fun for kids. Both well-known musicians and local favorites like The English Beat, Good Old War, Delta Spirit, Davy Knowles, Sloan Wainwright, ReignJah, Susan Said and Z.Z. Ward will take the stage from 12:15pm-8:30pm at Parkway Field in Pleasantville.
Food, drinks, treats and crafts will be plentiful and provided by numerous local vendors, including Westchester’s own Captain Lawrence Brewery and Pleasantville’s Prospero Winery who will be pouring in the Festival Garden. There’s even a special kids’ fun area where there will be face painting, games and songs by “Miss Patty” Hupp. Tickets are $40/adults, $15/seniors and students, and free for kids 11 & under with an adult ticket-holder. There is no public parking but shuttles will run all day from a free lot at Pace University Entrance #2, as well as the Pleasantville Metro-North Station. Get your tickets here. [...]
There's some end-of-the-week fun to be had with LEGOs, puppets and popcorn.
If you took a few days off this week, be sure to check out our daily events calendar. There’s plenty of things to do. Otherwise, there’s lots to look forward to this weekend.
Think: Life-size tigers made entirely of LEGOs. Totally serious.
These camps are flexible, fun and still have spaces available!
School ends in just a few weeks and I’m looking forward to a more relaxed routine. But I’m not looking forward to a month (or more) of no routine. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best mini camps in Westchester, all starting at the beginning of June. Whether you’re looking for a few days of camp for the month of June or a program for every day of the week, the following mini-camps offer a flexible, fun schedule. Plus, we made sure that each one still has availability! [...]