As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our family-friendly hotel. Immersive and adventurous, the hotel’s experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of vacation activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from harvest and farming rituals to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.
Whole Wheat French Toast with Carmelized Bananas
Blueberry Buckwheat Silver Dollar Pancakes
Egg White Breakfast Wrap
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
1 Eggs Any Style with Hash Browns and Toast
Greek Salad In Whole Wheat Pita Pockets Served
Turkey Cheddar Sandwich with Honey Mustard Served
With Carrot and Celery Sticks
Whole Wheat Chicken Quesadilla
Kids Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera
Crispy Catfish with Sautéed Broccoli and Roasted Tomato
Hamburger or Cheese Burger
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
Mac and Cheese
Mini Chipwiches, Chocolate Chip Sandwich with Vanilla Ice Cream
Warm Brownie Sundae
Ice Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk (Gluten Free)
Fruit Cookie-Crust Pizza
Juices - Apple, Orange, Mixed Berry Juice
Smoothies - Strawberry/Banana or Mango/Pineapple
We invite you to the Crème de la Crème Junior Chefs Academy at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. Junior chefs ages 11-18 can participate in a series of exclusive seasonal baking workshops with talented Ritz-Carlton pastry chefs. The class will be held in the pastry kitchen of the hotel for a maximum of 5 students per workshop. Crème de la Crème Academy junior chefs will learn everything from kitchen safety to baking techniques. They will prepare fun recipes that they can take home with them to recreate with family and friends.
Each student will receive a chef’s apron, chef’s hat and set of baking tools to use during the class. Each class is $100 per student.
2015 Class Dates:
- Winter: Sunday, February 15; 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Spring: Sunday, May 17; 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Summer: Sunday, August 2; 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Fall: Sunday, November 15; 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Crème de la Crème Junior Chefs Academy also offers private classes with a minimum of 4 guests. For questions or to make a reservation, please call (914) 467-5826.
JANUARY – MARCH
Dates and times will be announced shortly
We invite you to the Crème de la Crème Junior Chefs Academy at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. Junior chefs ages 11-18 can participate in a series of exclusive seasonal baking workshops with talented Ritz-Carlton pastry chefs. Each student will receive a chef’s apron, chef’s hat and set of baking tools to use during the class. Each class is $100 per student.
For more information or to make reservations, please call (914) 467-5826 or email email@example.com
APRIL – JUNE
Historic Hudson Valley Tours
Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate
This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. The tour will take you to the main rooms of the six-story stone house, through the expansive, terraced gardens onto the collections of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages.
Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Hear about Washington Irving's storied past and how he came to be America's first internationally famous author, best remembered now for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories.
Visit the once thriving farming, milling, and trading center owned by the Philipses, a family of Anglo-Dutch merchants. Participate in hands-on activities of the 18th century and learn the riveting yet little-known story of enslavement in the colonial north.
Van Cortlandt Manor
Explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River.
Explore numerous hiking opportunities including a woodland trail to the waterfalls of the Sawkill
Fresh produce at the Montgomery Place Orchards Farm Stand
JULY – SEPTEMBER
Highlights include a free guided trolley ride through historic sites in downtown New Rochelle, and LEGO® Day at the Huguenot Children’s Library. ArtsFest is located at the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER
Join in this community celebration of the farm at its most fruitful. Festivities for the whole family include live music, hands-on farming activities, food-crafting, a farmer's market with delicious seasonal fare, hayrides, farm Olympics and more.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
The Van Cortlandt Manor will be hosting the annual Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze during the months of October and November. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze proudly displays thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walkthrough experience.
Based upon the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Horseman's Hollow features a haunted maze and trail at Philipsburg Manor. This event is considered the premier haunted attraction in Sleepy Hollow, right in the heart of the village. Please note this event is not suitable for small children.
Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic performance of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Dickens's 'Christmas Carol'
Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, ‘Christmas Carol.’
Gingerbread Making Class
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester will be hosting the annual Gingerbread Decorating Workshop. Dressed in traditional chef’s hats and aprons, children will decorate Gingerbread houses and cookies.
For more information or to make reservations, please call (914) 467-5826.
Breakfast with Santa
Join Santa at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester for a delicious breakfast buffet. The hotel’s beautiful ballroom will be transformed into a holiday wonderland the whole family will enjoy.
For more information or to make reservations, please call (914) 467-5826.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester
39 Fitzgerald St. Yonkers NY 10710
19 LeCount Place New Rochelle, NY 10801
Monday-Friday, 12 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Website
Children’s Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12 to 5 p.m.
Thursdays - Fridays, 12 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
145 Kisco Avenue
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Monday: 12 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 to 10 a.m. & 4:30 to 6 p.m. (Big Muscle Gym)
Wednesday: 9 to 10:30 a.m. & 12 to 3 p.m. & 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Big Muscle Gym)
Thursday: 9 to 10 a.m. & 12 to 3 p.m. (Big Muscle Gym)
Friday: 11 to 12 p.m. & 1 to 2 p.m. (Big Muscle Gym)
Saturday: Reserved for Birthday Parties. Please call the week prior for playspace availability.
Sunday: Reserved for Birthday Parties. Please call the week prior for playspace availability.
** If you are interested in using the playspace during non-scheduled hours, please check with the front desk and they will let you know if the space can be opened.Website
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Website
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