Women’s History Month, which occurs every year in March, celebrates the extraordinary contributions of women to American history and culture. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month and each year a special Presidential Proclamation is issued in honor of the national celebration. The theme for 2021 National Women’s History Month captures the spirit of these challenging times.
Reading as a family isn't just fun, it builds children's imaginations and vocabularies, and expands their worlds.
Here are our top three tips for reading aloud with kids!
February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were achieved in the face of tremendous adversity. Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the event was celebrated in February to acknowledge the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976, the celebration was expanded to a month by President Gerald R.
As if dealing with an almost year long pandemic were not challenging enough, seniors are now confronted with the complicated process of signing up online for limited doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. For those Scarsdale senior citizens who do not have the tech skills or friends or relatives to provide assistance, a group of Scarsdale High School students, led by Juliette Silk, have stepped into the breach to provide support. Juliette and her team of helpers may be reached at: Vax Helpers - Juliette Silk: 914-574-7863
Learn about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and legacy along with your children. These books for younger readers are perfect for sharing and starting discussions about current events.
For older children who want to learn more about this iconic American figure, the RBG documentary is streaming now on Kanopy.
Arugula is an impressive, distinctive, peppery tasting, green. Originating in the Mediterranean region, Arugula is a versatile green which is also known as ruscola, salad rocket, or Italian Cress. Arugula was used in ancient times as a medicinal herb and aphrodisiac. This wonderful leafy green is popular throughout top restaurant cuisines and is grown and eaten all around the world.
While a lot of activities look different this summer, you can still count on star gazing to be as fun as ever. Wait for a clear night, grab a blanket (and maybe the bug spray), then head outside and look up!