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Chappaqua Celebrates First Community Awareness Event

Chappaqua is hosting It's a Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood on Saturday.
Chappaqua is hosting It's a Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood on Saturday. Photo Credit: blogs.commons.georgetown.edu

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Downtown Chappaqua will host  It’s A Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood, a community awareness/spirit event offering children and their families an opportunity to meet town officials, first responders, shopkeepers and other neighbors on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

WeeZee-The Science of Play is a major sponsor of the event, which was created and is hosted by the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce.

Families will be given a map to take a self-guided tour, which includes the opportunity to personally meet the fire, police, mail, town and school officials, as well as many participating merchants.

Senter Street (the street housing the New Castle Community Center and the Chappaqua Fire Station leading to Bell Middle School) will be closed to traffic so that WeeZee-The Science of Play can set up a sensory play-and-learn area that includes some of the activities that this 18,000-square-foot sensory gym is known for.

In addition, more activities on Senter Street will include a barbecue lunch, available for purchase from French restaurant Le Jardin, and the Mike Risko Band will play from 2-3:30 p.m.

Ice cream will be given free to the first 250 customers at Hall of Scoops, courtesy of Camp Kiwi, and the shops on Lower King Street will host a Chappaqua Moms Facebook page meetup. Other businesses that will participate in the event include Chappaqua Paint and Hardware, New Castle Historical Society and Barry Goldstein Dentistry. Inside Chappaqua magazine is also a major supporter/sponsor of this event and will be working on stories and features about this inaugural event for an upcoming issue of Inside Chappaqua.

There will be tours of the Police Department, Town Hall and the library throughout the day. There will also be a special meet-and-greet at Sherry B's Dessert Studio from 1-2 p.m. The meet-and-greet will feature Lyn McKay, superintendent of schools, and Heidi McCarthy,director of special education, and Joan Corwin of Chappaqua Transportation.

WeeZee is also planning a Special Ed PTA Family Social-After Party with the Chappaqua Special Ed PTA from 4-6 p.m. at WeeZee-The Science of Play, 480 Bedford Road, at Chappaqua Crossing.

amilies wishing to attend the special education mixer at 4 p.m. at Weezee should RSVP with how many adults and children are attending to chappaquaptaspecialeducation@gmail.com.

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