We have had so many fun events since the start of our Fall programs and here are a couple highlights.
On September 24th South East Consortium took a group to Lawrence Farm in Newburgh to go apple picking. At the farm they were able to pick their own pumpkin, feed the animals, pick grapes and more! It was a fun afternoon of fall activities!
On October 22nd we had our annual Halloween dance, this year we called it "Haunted Hollow". So much fun was had by everyone that attended! Party goers dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes and danced the night away!
On October 23 we had two fun events! One group attended the Village of Mamaroneck "Spooktacular" festival where they were able to decorate windows on the avenue, and enjoy all the fun Halloween themed activities at Harbor Island Park. Another group went to the Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport CT. Both groups had a wonderful Sunday filled with fun and excitement!
Friday, October 28, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
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
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
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!