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Junior Chefs Academy
Kids ages 11 to 18 can participate in our Crème de la Crème Junior Chefs Academy working alongside our talented pastry chefs.

From the moment of arrival, we welcome kids to The Ritz-Carlton by encouraging them to explore the sights and sounds of the hotel and its environment. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids delights and engages your children to interact with their surroundings in a fresh and exciting way, while introducing them to the four important pillars of Ritz Kids discovery: Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture.
 

Breakfast
Fruit Cup 
Cinnamon Oatmeal 
Whole Wheat French Toast with Carmelized Bananas 
Blueberry Buckwheat Silver Dollar Pancakes 
Egg White Breakfast Wrap
Cold Cereals 
Belgian Waffle 
Chocolate Chip Pancakes 
1 Eggs Any Style with Hash Browns and Toast 

Lunch/Dinner
Greek Salad In Whole Wheat Pita Pockets Served
With Chips 
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 
Hot Dog 
Hamburger or Cheese Burger 
Grilled Cheese 
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza 
Chicken Fingers 
Mac and Cheese 

Desserts
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 

Beverages
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 New York, 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 7 students per workshop. 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 $120 per student.

2017 Class Dates:

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017 – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 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 or email katie.pinto@ritzcarlton.com


JANUARY – MARCH

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.
Explore the Winter Family Farm Tour and experience favorite seasonal highlights. Highlights include a closer look at the animals and vegetables. Please note that all youth must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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APRIL – JUNE

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.
Explore the Winter Family Farm Tour and experience favorite seasonal highlights. Highlights include a closer look at the animals and vegetables. Please note that all youth must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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Hilltop Hanover Farm
Dates coming soon
Visitor’s are welcome to explore the trails with a guided woodland hike and meet the farmers during a farm tour. Flower and vegetable seeds and local maple syrup and honey will be available to purchase at the farm stand as well.

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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.

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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.

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Philipsburg Manor
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. 

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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.

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Montgomery Place
Explore numerous hiking opportunities including a woodland trail to the waterfalls of the Sawkill
Fresh produce at the Montgomery Place Orchards Farm Stand 

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JULY – SEPTEMBER

ArtsFest
Dates coming soon
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.

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OCTOBER – DECEMBER

Harvest Fest
Dates coming soon
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.

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The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Dates coming soon
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.

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Horseman's Hollow
Dates coming soon
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.

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Irving's 'Legend'
Dates coming soon
Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic performance of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 

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Dickens's 'Christmas Carol'
Dates coming soon
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.’

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Gingerbread Workshop 
Dates coming soon
The Ritz-Carlton New York, 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
Dates coming soon
Join Santa at The Ritz-Carlton New York, 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
866-243-0770

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FunFuzion

19 LeCount Place New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 637-7575

Monday-Friday, 12 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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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.
Tuesdays, Closed

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Kidsville

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.

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Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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