Summer Activities 2016

Just because our branch activities take a break during June, July, and August there’s no reason for not getting together with your AAUW friends for some fun in the sun.
Read through the list below. Events are filling up so sign up now.  

Plus, it’s not too late to offer to lead a trip of your own.
Simply contact Nancy Vincent
or Jean Havens  with the details.

Thursday, July 21 A trip to the Bronx Botanical Gardens. We would carpool and meet at the Garden entrance at l0 a.m. Lunch would be purchased there.
See website for directions and info:
Contact Ann Sheridan at

Saturday, July 30 ‒Saturday morning trip to the John Jay Homestead Farm Market in Katonah.Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Farmer’s Market. A 25-minute docent-led Highlights tour of the Homestead is available starting at 10 a.m. every half-hour until 11:30 a.m. Tour fee $5.  Visit events/farm-market/.

If there is interest in extending our outing, we can also visit the nearby Katonah Art Museum and arrange for an early afternoon docent-led tour. Guided tour fee is $6.
Their summer exhibit will be titled “On Site Katonah”.
Contact Nancy Vincent

Wednesday, August 3 Tour of the Science Barge, 99 Dock Street, Yonkers.
The Science Barge is a sustainable urban farm powered by solar, wind, and biofuel, and irrigated by rainwater and purified river water. It grows fruits and vegetables and offers extensive, immersive education programs for grades 1 through university level, as well as teacher training. We have an opportunity to tour and learn about this educational resource located on the Hudson near the Yonkers Train Station.

Our 60-minute visit will involve an intensive tour of the Barge including information on: hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems; germination, and the parts of plants, fruits, and pollination; the Hudson River’s unique ecosystem; sustainable energy (solar panels and wind turbines); and composting. A more detailed description can be found on their website barge/

Time: 10:30 ‒ 11:45 a.m.; cost: $15 per person.
Driving and parking directions will be provided to those signing up.
Contact Carol McMillan at or (914) 672-2190.

This event pairs perfectly with lunch at X2O.  see below and sign up for one or both !

Wednesday, August 3 Lunch at X2O, chef-owner Peter X. Kelly’s famed restaurant that sits alongside the Hudson River on the only turn-of-the-century Victorian pier still in use.
Time is 12:15 p.m.; cost is $42 per person, which includes a three-course lunch; coffee, tea, or soda; tax; and tip. Wine is cash bar.
Make checks payable to Selena Barron. Any extra money will go to our AAUW Westchester Scholarship Fund.
Contact Selena at

Wednesday, August 10 ‒ Lunch at Swagat Indian Buffet, 19 North Broadway, Tarrytown.
$15 per person, meet at noon.
Contact Marilee Scheuneman at

Wednesday, August 17 Visit to Weir Farm National Historic Site in Ridgefield, CT, “the only national park dedicated to American painting” and the only national park in Connecticut.
Visit index.htm. Assigned group tour time is 10 a.m. Tour size is limited to 12 visitors. Parking space is limited, maximum three cars per group, consider carpooling. Lunch at a local restaurant, The Little Pub, in Ridgefield.
Contact Nancy Vincent at

Thursday, September 1 –Tour of the Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers,
at 3 p.m. Fee is $5. (Take the first driveway south of St. John’s Hospital.).

Upcoming Interest Group Meetings

Art Interest Group
Contact  Shelli Pines

Common Core Group
Contact Jane Pendergast

DecisionCurrent Issues Discussion:
Thursday September 8th at 10 a.m.  (note Thursday, not Friday)
in the home of Selena Barron
topic: The Upcoming Election
 Contact Marie McKellar

Mary OLiver

Poetry Interest Group
Tuesday August 16th, 1:30 p.m.
in the home of Janice Rabinowitz.
We will discuss the work of Mary Oliver
Contact: Mary Ellen LeClair

STEM Interest Group:
Wednesday  September 14th
10 a.m. Greenburgh Public Libraryrose
The Science of Gardening
Speaker:  Shobha Vanchiswar

Contact: Sandra Flank for details


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