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 […]
Category: Out and About
The Nutcracker is a classic Christmas ballet that people of all ages can enjoy. We were lucky enough to get tickets to see E.T.A. Hoffman's Christmas fairy tale just last month at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. It truly was a magical performance. If you missed it this year, don't worry. I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What can be better than a cocktail and lunch right on the water? Last week we ate lunch right on the Long Island Sound at the "Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar" on Playland Boardwalk in Rye, New York. We were blessed with a beautiful spring day - nothing but sunshine and the ocean breeze blowing […]
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 […]
Our "Neighborhood Walking Club" is back! Friday, May 11th was our first stroll of the season. It was a beautiful spring day - flowers were in bloom, birds were chirping, you could smell the freshly mowed grass and the temperature was just right. That afternoon we did not go very far, but it was so refreshing to get […]
In 1858, lawyer and trust-buster Samuel Untermyer moved to NYC from Virginia after the Civil War. He was one of the first millionaires on the east coast. In 1899, he purchased Greystone Estate in Yonkers, New York overlooking the Hudson River, and transformed the land into a beautiful garden. In 1916, Untermyer hired famous architect […]
Last week we visited Tuckahoe's Generoso Pope Foundation right here in Tuckahoe's Depot Square. The Generoso Pope Foundation, also known as "The Italian Cultural Center" was founded by the Pope family. David Anthony Pope, the Executive Director of the Foundation lives right here in Tuckahoe. His family's mission is to bring back a sense of […]
Many of us do not realize how fortunate we are to have food on our plates each night and a place to call home. The Directors at The Fountains want to lend a helping hand to those who struggle to feed their families every night. We are volunteering at a soup kitchen in New Rochelle called […]
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 […]
As you can probably tell from previous posts, we love our riverfront restaurants - and Red Hat on the River is as close as you can get! Red Hat is known for both its fabulous view of the Hudson River and its exquisite French-American cuisine. We went to the Red Hat on the River yesterday, October 19th for a ladies […]
Last week the gang was all together again. This time, we were on the high seas, well... more like the Hudson River. We set sail last Thursday on the Liberty Cruise. The water may have been a bit choppy, but the views were spectacular! We saw Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, the Empire State […]
WOW! What a day we had yesterday! We went to Botanical Gardens to see famous sculptor, Dale Chihuly's larger-than-life glass sculptures. The pieces are all created using glass, plastic and water and are hand-blown inside his very own shop in Seattle, Washington. His work is meant to combine the world of art and the elements of […]
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 […]
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.
It has been a fabulous summer here in Westchester County! We have been blessed with fantastic weather allowing us to explore the outdoors. We have gone on a picnic, explored Roosevelt Island, toured the inside and outside of Rockefeller's Estate and went to two beautiful outdoor restaurants - Sunset Cove on the Hudson River and Seashore Restaurant […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The residents from The Fountains had a wonderful afternoon at Sunset Cove - a waterfront restaurant in Tarrytown, New York. Sunset Cove rests right along the marvelous Hudson River, Palisades, and the new and old Tappan Zee Bridge. The weather was not ideal, but the view was worth the trip.
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 […]
For the fourth year in a row, our residents visited one of the nation's most prestigious equestrian facilities - the Old Salem Farm in North Salem. Every spring, the farm holds an annual Horse Show, where talented riders participate in exceptional equestrian competitions. Although the weather was not on our side last Tuesday, the residents still had a […]
Roslyn (on the right) is a new resident that moved into The Gardens just a few weeks ago. She was nervous and shy at first... who wouldn't be? However, this past week she made a wonderful new friend, Edith (on the Left). Edith, Roslyn and the rest of The Gardens crew drove to The Westchester County Airport […]
The residents had a lovely day at the Bronxville Women's Club Art Exhibit. The exhibit is in a beautiful 1928 colonial revival style home. It showcases over 600 paintings, all done by local Westchester County residents. The club members and artists could not have been nicer. We were greeted at the door with warm smiles and […]
The residents in The Gardens took a beautiful drive up to Harrison today! Mother Nature was on her best behavior this afternoon. Goodbye winter jackets, hello springtime!
To quote Barack Obama, “Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11”. This past Thursday, our residents went on an unforgettable trip into New York City. We visited the National September 11th Memorial […]
Every American hopes to visit New York City at least once in their lifetime. As residents of Westchester Country, we tend to forget this wonderful city is only thirty-five minutes away. On Tuesday, March 21st the residents at The Fountains decided to take advantage of the close proximity, and spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan […]
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 […]
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 […]
Residents enjoyed a trip to the Botanical Gardens for their Annual Holiday Train Show. The details that they put into this display are amazing. It was a great day had by all!
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 […]
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, […]
Residents enjoyed a trip to the Neuberger Museum located on the campus of SUNY Purchase. Modern art isn't the taste of all but we had fun trying to figure it out!
What a great day to visit the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium! Residents saw sharks, jellyfish, sea otters and much more as we made our way through the aquarium. We also visited the touch tank were the residents were able to touch star fish, sting rays and other sea creatures. We then got to watch the sea lions get […]
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!
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Residents enjoyed a trip to the famous Walter's Hot Dog stand. It is locally known as "the spot" to go... so off we went!
What an EXTRAORDINARY day for an EXTRAORDINARY outing!!! Residents from The Inn and The Gardens of The Fountains at RiverVue enjoyed a beautiful day at West Point. We took a motor coach tour of the sites, with stops to walk around and hear the tour guide tell us about the history and traditions of West Point. We […]
Residents enjoyed a beautiful day in the city at The Frick Collection. "The Frick Collection is housed in the former residence of Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), which was designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed in 1913–14. After Mrs. Frick's death in 1931, changes and additions to the building were made by the architect John Russell […]
Residents enjoyed perfect weather for their trip down to the city to visit the famous Metropolitan Museum. A great day was had by all!
We had a great time at the Horse Show at Old Salem Farm! This was our 3rd year going to see the show. Here are some pictures I hope you enjoy.
Residents of The Fountains at RiverVue had an exciting trip to New York City yesterday. We visited Rockefeller Center, saw the skaters, in addition to visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art store. While there, a wonderful woman spoke with the residents about the MET Museum (our Extraordinary Outing for next month). We then strolled past St. Patrick's Cathedral to […]
Residents from The Inn enjoyed a beautiful day out at Rory Dolan's Irish Pub in Yonkers!
Gardens residents enjoyed a lunch trip to the famous Irish Pub, Rory Dolan's for some shepard's pie and corned beef!
Residents from The Inn and The Gardens enjoyed a beautiful day at The Botanical Gardens Train Show!