OHM Before you assume the downward facing dog position, get some yoga advice from Bill Broad, the New York Times Science writer and author of the new book, The Science of Yoga.
Bill, a Larchmont resident and yoga practitioner himself, understands
yoga’s ability to calm, cure, energize and strengthen. He also
understands its ability to inflict pain, and cause problems ranging from
relatively mild strains and sprains to permanent disabilities. So
before you pick up your mat and head for class, let Bill ensure that you
reap the benefits of yoga - and avoid the dangers. The discussion takes
place on SUNDAY at 4:00 p.m. in the Larchmont Village Center,
121 Larchmont Avenue. Complimentary wine and snacks at 3:30 p.m.. Free
and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.
THE WELCOME WAGON
CRUSH WINE BAR Larchmont’s got a new Crush and for many locals, it’s going to be love at first site. Crush Wine Bar, located at 1985 Palmer Avenue, is the new hot spot for a first date, girls' night out, or a late night bite after a movie at the nearby Larchmont Playhouse. The transformation from the old Palmer Art Studio to a wine bar is quite stunning. When you walk into this narrow bar with deep purple walls, hardwood floors and plush lounge seating, you feel like you're somewhere in downtown Manhattan--a sophisticated yet casual vibe. Twin silver chandeliers, a fireplace and candlelit tables create a warm and inviting atmosphere. That's just the way owner Jennifer Deutsch (seen here with her Executive Chef Alex Garcia, who regularly appears on the Food Network) wants it. Jennifer knows a thing or two about wine having spent thirty years working in the wine import and distribution business. More recently Jennifer worked in the corporate banking world and was looking for an exit strategy. After brainstorming with her daughter Rebecca, Jennifer sketched the Crush logo on a napkin and a wine bar was born. Jennifer chose Larchmont for the location because she likes that it is truly a "walking town", one of the few in Westchester. She also loves the proximity of Crush's space to the movie theater. It reminds her of a favorite wine bar she frequented while living in Charlotte, North Carolina. That bar too was near a movie theater and proved to be quite a popular place. At Crush, Jennifer wants her customers to feel comfortable, not intimidated when ordering wine. Wines are listed in different categories (i.e. Rich and Spicy, Crisp Light Whites, Rich and Buttery Whites) to make ordering easier. If you still can't decide what you want to drink, Crush offers a 3 oz glass of wine for half the price of a full glass. That way you can sample one or several wines until you find one to your liking. In addition to wine, Crush offers a full bar including beer and specialty cocktails like the School Girl Crush, the Secret Crush and the Palmer Old Fashioned. For his part, Chef Alex has created a unique menu of salads, tostas, charcuterie & cheese, and small plates such as sliders, dates wrapped in bacon, crab meat crepes, mini mama meatballs, and shrimp potstickers. Each dish listed includes a suggested wine pairing to enhance the dining experience. Save room for dessert. The Crush chocolate chunk cookies and warm decadent chocolate brownie sound quite tempting! Crush is open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For commuters getting home late from work and not in the mood to cook, take note. Crush's kitchen stays open late until 11 p.m. during the week. The perfect place to unwind after a long day.
VIVA LA FRANCE Calling all foodies and francophiles! Join Larchmont’s social media group WestchesterIRL for a Twitter Party TONIGHT at 9 p.m. from the comfort of your couch. Pascal’s French Restaurant is sponsoring an hour long discussion on French food, wine and culture via Twitter. Owner Renee Powell is giving away fabulous prizes throughout the party including a Dinner for Four at her restaurant. RSVP here. Pour yourself a glass of wine (preferably French!), log into Twitter, and join the party using hashtag #pascals10538.
FUNDRAISER The Pine Brook Association (PBA) is on a mission to renovate Pine Brook Park (at the corner of Pine Brook Drive and Palmer Avenue). The Park is in dire need of new playground equipment and some sprucing up. Thanks to local families, PBA has already raised $30,000 towards the project goal (to the right is a rendering of the renovated park). There’s still another $10,000 needed to be raised. Donations are being accepted on PBA's website. There's also a family FUNdraiser this SATURDAY, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Excel Martial Arts. The community is invited to come out for a good cause and a good time. Activities include toddler play, music and dancing for kids, and family yoga. There will also be a raffle with great prizes. The cost is $25 per Family of 3 ($5 for extra siblings). If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP to email@example.com.
IRISH FLEADH Extend the St. Patrick’s Day celebration one more week! St. Augustine Church is hosting their annual Irish Fleadh on SUNDAY from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Msgr. Kenny Hall. It's going to be a fun afternoon of light refreshments, arts and crafts for the children and performances by Bernadette Fee and the band The Wild Irish Rovers. There will be an additional performance by two professional step dancers from Emerald Fire Dance. Admission is $5.00 per person and $20 per family. For additional information, call the Rectory at 914-834-1220.
CONGRATS The Mamaroneck Schools Foundation recently awarded 17 grants totaling $200,000, spanning all grade levels and reaching all six district schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The grants reached all types of students through a vast range of curricula, including Science and Mathematics,Technology, Literacy and Enrichment, the Arts, Special Education and At - Risk Students, and Student Wellness. These grants were made possible by the generosity of district parents, community members and local businesses.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy 5th Birthday to The Voracious Reader! Francine Lucidon has planned an all day celebration for SATURDAY with author readings, musicians, gifts, prizes, giveaways, special sales, and of course birthday cake! Don't miss the fun!
HIT THE BEACH Sum Sum Summertime! It's not that far off. Larchmont Manor Beach permits are now available for those residing in the 10538 area. Get an application online or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 26 through April 1, 2012
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