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What to Do Over Break in Dobbs Ferry, Hastings

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – With local students off for the week, there will be plenty of free time on their hands and parents looking for ways to keep them busy are in luck because there are plenty of options in the Villages of Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-the-Hudson this week.

  • While most offices and other places will be closed on Monday for Presidents Day, the Hastings Historical Society will be open and offering an educational experience for everyone off for the day.
  • “From Gordon Smith’s toy Indians to a reel from the Anaconda Wire & Cable Company and a receipt book from George Sackett’s drugstore, we promise you a glimpse into Hastings’ past through our eclectic and eccentric exhibition,” the Hastings Historical Society said on its website.
  • The St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Ardsley will be having its Shrove Pancake Dinner on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.  The church said it traditionally hosts this dinner the day before Ash Wednesday
  • “Pancakes are eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent,” the church said in a message sent out to residents.
  • The Hastings Public Library will be open on Monday and will also be hosting a Medieval Arts workshop and Pizza and Art workshop .  The Medieval Arts workshop will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will run from 10-10:45 a.m. for kindergarten and first-grade students and from 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. for grades two through six.  The Pizza and Arts workshop, for students in fifth through eighth-grade will be held Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • The Dobbs Ferry Library , which is closed on Monday, will have a few programs throughout the week for local children.  On Wednesday, it will hold story time at 1:30 p.m. and Read Together Time Tales at 6 p.m. for kindergarten through second-grade.  On Thursday, there will be toddler time at 11 a.m. and the “children’s vacation movie” will be a screening of “Dolphin Tale” at 2:30 p.m.  On Friday, there will be a book discussion for grades three through five of “The Lemonade War” and at 2:30 there will be a “teen movie” screening of the popular “Twilight” film, “Breaking Dawn.”
  • With summer just around the corner, the Hastings Recreation Department has posted the Chemka Pool brochure online with a list of the programs that will be offered.
  • The Ardsley Police Department is also reminding local residents about the Dark House program for anyone planning to go on vacation for the week.  Residents are encouraged to notify police if they will be out of town for the break.

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