Category: Out and About

July 19, 2019

A Day at Sea!

Here at The Fountains at RiverVue, we are always taking advantage of the warm weather - especially when it comes to monthly outings. We recently joined New Rochelle’s Echo Bay Social Club for a lovely luncheon right on the Long Island Sound. Eco Bay Social Club hosts events all summer long on their very own private island, located off of […]

July 8, 2019

Extraordinary Outing #1 to the Catskill Mountains

This past month, we saw the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains while riding on a vintage locomotive called the "Catskill Mountain Railroad 407". Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR), is a vintage railroad located in Kingston, New York, that began tourist operations in 1982. Believe it or not, the railroad was first built in the late 1800's, and […]

May 18, 2019

Tour of Tuckahoe Village Hall

The Fountains at RiverVue is a hidden gem, located right in the heart of Tuckahoe. Some people refer to it as "The best kept secret in Westchester".  Over the years, Tuckahoe has grown from an 1800's marble mining town to a vibrant 21st century community. Tuckahoe has a great history of volunteerism and community pride. Phil White, former […]

May 17, 2019

Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge

Last month, a few residents from The Gardens visited the Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge, just north of the Yonkers Pier. It is a floating greenhouse right on the Hudson River. The barge is an environmental education center that demonstrates how renewable energy is used to grow fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, popcorn, peppers, eggplant and lettuce, with zero […]

February 12, 2019

Trip into Grand Central Terminal & Lunch at the Oyster Bar Restaurant

Did you know that Grand Central Terminal's birthday just passed? It turned 106 on Saturday, February 2nd.  After years of construction, the terminal opened its doors for the second time in 1913. Since then, it has become a beloved Manhattan landmark and a busy commuter hub for millions around the tri-state area. Speaking of commuters, according […]

November 29, 2018

The Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Gardens

The Holiday Train Show is back at the Botanical Gardens!!! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. This year’s exhibition showcased Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, iconic skyscrapers, the World Trade […]

October 16, 2018

Active Aging Art Exhibit

The Fountains at RiverVue would like to thank everyone who came out to the Active Aging Art Exhibit this past September. It was a spectacular event that brought family and friends together from all over Westchester and Manhattan to celebrate nine incredibly talented artists. Marie, Rose, Charlotte, Shirley, Lucy, Marjorie, Peter, Kim and Pauline were […]

August 30, 2018

Active Aging Art Exhibit

Did you know that the last week of September is Active Aging Week? It is a weeklong campaign that celebrates the positivity of aging. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. In honor of Active Aging Week, we are having an art show at the Bronxville Women’s Club on […]

July 23, 2018

Fun Craft Creations

Last week, we had a messy, but fabulous time at Fun Craft, located just ten minutes from The Fountains in Scarsdale, New York. Each resident chose a different ceramic piece to prime, then paint. Peter decided to paint two bears, Martha chose a parrot, La Vonna painted a sun and Mrs. Hermie chose a beautiful butterfly.The staff couldn't […]

June 4, 2018

Trip to Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

Last week we explored Samuel Untermyer's "Walled Garden" in Yonkers, New York. Untermyer's inspiration was a traditional Indo-Persian garden, infused with Grecian structural elements. Like most ancient gardens, the Walled Garden is divided into quadrants by waterways and bordered by walls anchored by octagonal towers. There are sun-loving perennials and annuals bordering all of the walls […]

October 30, 2017

Peculiar Pets at The Fountains

Devote animal lovers and Greenberg Nature Center employees, Grace and Danniela came to The Fountains this past week with a couple of peculiar friends. The Greenberg Nature Center is a 33-acre nature preserve in lower Westchester that offers environmental education classes, while providing enriching hands-on visitor experiences and a venue for community activities. Their mission is to ignite passion, curiosity, and respect for our natural […]

September 20, 2017

Bon Voyage Summer 2017

It has been an incredible summer here at The Fountains. We went for a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tramway, tried "Chicken & Waffles" for the first time, had Hershey the horse come for a visit, welcomed therapy dogs to the community on a regular basis and enjoyed so many more phenomenal adventures and events. It sure […]

September 20, 2017

The Bronxville Women’s Club “Plateau Cirque Art Show”

Lisa Kerester, member of The Bronxville Women's Center, was kind enough to invite us AGAIN to their fabulous art show, exhibiting unique artwork done by local Westchester artists. Our residents had a wonderful time admiring the paintings and indulging in some tea and cookies. It was a perfect afternoon trip on an extremely gloomy day.

August 11, 2017

Roosevelt Island Tramway

Last month we were stumped on where to go for lunch. We found a new restaurant called "The Riverwalk" on Roosevelt Island. The question was, "How do we get to Roosevelt Island?" The only way to get there is by taking the Tramway over the East River. The Tramway is a subway car that rises 250 feet […]

July 19, 2017

Picnic in the Park

Last Tuesday was a beautiful day for a picnic. The residents from The Gardens spent their afternoon in Pierson Park in Tarrytown, and then VE Macy Park in Ardsley. Thanks to our wonderful dining staff, the residents enjoyed a full course meal that afternoon. The residents had a fabulous time; the birds were chirping, the children were […]

June 21, 2017

Gardens Trip to the Newington-Cropsey Estate

The Hudson Valley has so many beautiful landmarks that are open to tourists. The Newington-Cropsey Foundation is one of them. Famous Hudson River School artist, Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900) bought a gorgeous estate along the Hudson River in Hastings-On-Hudson. The Foundation was formed to preserve his beautiful estate and art gallery. They were kind enough to let […]

May 19, 2017

Exciting Trips of the Week: Lunch at Brother Jimmy’s and the WBT “Mamma Mia”

We had quite an exciting week here at The Fountains. On Tuesday, May 16th,  the residents from The Gardens went to Brother Jimmy's in White Plains, NY for classic southern BBQ. BBQ sauce was flying everywhere! On Thursday, May 18th, Community Life Associates, Jessica and Chandra went with a few residents to the Westchester Broadway Theatre to see the […]

March 17, 2017

Lunch Trip to Rory Dolan’s

Today everybody was Irish! A large group of residents went out for lunch to Rory Dolan’s Irish Pub this afternoon. Rory Dolan’s is located on Mclean Avenue in Yonkers, New York. This particular area of Yonkers is often referred to as “Little Ireland”. The avenue is preparing for their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, therefore Rory’s […]

January 23, 2017

Trip to The Guggenheim

As we were planning our trips for January, we realized we had never visited The Guggenheim Museum in NYC... so off we went! Residents from The Inn and The Gardens viewed works by artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Piet Mondrian, many of which we have learned about […]

November 28, 2016

Extraordinary Outing – Train Ride to NYC for shopping & lunch!

Residents had a blast at our last extraordinary outing! We boarded the Metro North Train (our first time doing so!) heading to Grand Central Terminal.  We then had lunch at the famous Pershing Café and then went shopping on 42nd street!! Grand Central Terminal had its annual holiday pop-up shops where we also were able to shop. We even […]

November 2, 2016

Resident Norman Bloom of The Fountains at RiverVue Takes Honor Flight Trip!

Norman Bloom, Korean Veteran and resident of The Fountains at RiverVue, was picked up by a volunteer of the Hudson Valley Honor Flight at 4:30am and taken to a JP Morgan Chase Hangar for an opening ceremony. They then got on the plane and took off to Washington D.C. where they saw the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, […]

September 26, 2016

All Aboard!

Residents took a trip down to New York City to board The Circle Line Cruise. We were able to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The Freedom Tower and many more historical buildings along the Hudson. It was a beautiful day enjoyed by all!

September 23, 2016

Brotherhood Winery

Residents enjoyed a trip on Thursday to Washingtonville, NY to go to the oldest winery in America, Brotherhood Winery. It was established in 1839. We first stopped at Napoli restaurant down the street for a yummy lunch and then headed to the winery. Fourteen residents enjoyed the grounds of the winery where they had a chapel, a gift […]

September 14, 2016

Hudson River Museum Trip!

Residents of The Fountains at RiverVue had a great time visiting a local museum, The Hudson River Museum located in Yonkers, NY. We viewed a very different exhibit called: "Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle". We also toured the Hudson Riverama, which had pictures and exhibits of the Hudson River and the Palisades. […]

August 10, 2016

Trip to The Cloisters

Residents enjoyed a great trip to The Cloisters to learn more about medieval art. We also had lunch at The Trie Café located at the museum and walked around their beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens. The Met Cloisters, which opened to the public in 1938, is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art […]