Monday, February 8, 2016

Always Patsy Cline

This past Sunday South East took a group to see Always Patsy Cline at the Westchester Broadway Theater in Elmsford. Everyone had a great time watching the performances and signing along to all the great music. One of our participants even had a chance to dance with one of the actresses during the show! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Soap Making Workshop

On Saturday, January 30th we held our first session of the Soap Makers Workshop.   Participants learned the craft of making soap from scratch using every day ingredients.  Soap making is a little science, a little math, a little cooking and a whole lot of fun.  All the participants took turns measuring and weighing out our oils, butter and additives we used in the recipe .   We then combined the ingredients  with a stick blend.

Christine McCarthy added the Sodium Hydroxide to the oils and stick blended until emulsified.   


Colleen & Michele continued to stick blended until we achieved light trace.


We divided into four separate pitchers and added color.

Then Jennifer Slack helped pour the soap into our loaf mold.   

We then placed the soap in a safe location and let it sit for 48 hours before unmolding. 

The group then proceeded to discuss our process over some pizza for lunch.  Everyone is excited an looking forward to another session in a few weeks!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Maritime Aquarium

On January 10th South East took a group to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT. Everyone had such a great time looking at all the aquatic animals. Some even got to jiggle a jellyfish and touch a sting ray! Those who didn't want to touch the sea creatures enjoyed watching the seals, turtles, sharks and more!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

South East Consortium at Radio City Rockette's Christmas Spectacular

This past Saturday, South East Consortium started the holiday season off with a trip to New York City to see the world famous Radio City Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular.  Seventeen SEC participants took the train to grand central station and walked through the city to Rockefeller Center to Radio City Music Hall for the 11AM show.  South East viewed the hour and half show from the beautiful grand mezzanine at Radio City taking in all the splendor and delight of the holiday season with dancing reindeer, whirling snowflakes and a visit from hundreds of dancing Santa’s. After the show we ate lunch at TGI Fridays.  Truly a wonderful way to start the holiday season!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Teen Adventure at Muscoot Farm

MOOOOOOOO! COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!!! These were the sounds that filled the air last Saturday at Muscoot farm in Valhalla. Teen adventurers traveled to the working farm for a picnic lunch, a nature walk and some time to get up close and personal with some of the farm animals.

The adventurers arrived at the farm by 1pm and settled down for a packed lunch. There was a chill in the air but good company warmed us up. After lunch the teens strolled around the farm and saw all the animals including a row of gorgeous cows, sheep, chickens, roosters and two very lively horses. The crowd favorite was the huge pigs and their little piglets. Before our nature hike we passed by two donkeys that gave us an enthusiastic EEEEEE-AAAAAA and we were off on the trail!

The crew took a 35 minute walk over rolling hills. Our destination was a gazebo perched on a hill top. To our left a view of the beautiful fall foliage and to our right a gently sloping pasture filled with sparrows darting this way and that. We descended down the finely manicured path to the base of the pasture to take in one last look before heading back to the farm.

The teens took one more look at their favorite animals (the piglets) and then up to the picnic area for a well deserved snack. Then it was back on the bus and back to Mamaroneck with another adventure in the books.