For more than 25 years, the highly trained owners of Rye Ridge Cleaners have cleaned and repaired garments, shoes, and fabrics of all kinds while adhering to environmentally conscious standards. Clients can drop off sweaters ($6.50 each) to be readied for chillier weather, or bring in pairs of pants ($7.50 each) in need of having sidewalk barnacles removed. Rye Ridge's textile hygienists can repair and clean world-weary shoes, and an on-site seamstress can hem and stitch a workplace suit into a business-casual leotard. Rugs, down comforters, and other household fabrics sullied by daily wear can reclaim their youth without ever touching water. Rye Ridge Cleaners follows and promotes recycling practices and environmentally ethical product choices, such as The Green Garmento reusable garment bag and BPA-free receipt paper.
Westchester County's largest paint and decorating store specializing in Benjamin Moore & California paints, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, designer wall coverings & fabrics, custom window treatments, bedding, home accessories, and more.
Clay Art Center, a non-profit ceramics organization, cultivates clay visions into physical works of art with a host of classes led by a faculty of experienced teachers and established artists. Fledgling potters can get their hands muddy with a three-hour introductory Check it Out! class, capped at 10–15 people to allow each student ample space and attention. Express creative instincts by sculpting the beginnings of a self-bust, or assembling a post-modern, fork-shaped bowl. All pieces will be fired in the kiln before being picked up by their makers and brought home for proud display on the mantle or given a seat at the kitchen table.
The instructors at FasTracKids nurture kids' growing minds and active imaginations with a slew of classes designed to help to them learn via engaging, hands-on activities and interactive classroom time. The Signature Program introduces small groups of kids aged 2–7 to 12 subject areas, including biology, communications, mathematics, and economics. They explore subjects through projects and experiments: for example, they might learn about static electricity by rubbing a balloon on carpeting and sticking it to their hair, and then, later at home, to the family dog's fur for hours of entertainment.
FasTracKids also offers a range of subject-specific classes for kids aged 2–12, including FasTrack Math, which helps tykes to master 'rithmetic with individualized study programs tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. During Lego Robotics sessions, kids operate an easy-to-use programming interface to make robo toys play soccer, drive, or softly whisper words of encouragement to the lonely, less-played-with toys.