Brimming with colorful bolts of fabric, carefully looped skeins of yarn, and rows of sewing provisions, Save A Thon Stores have been supplying New Yorkers with quality crafting necessities since 1973. With fabrics ranging from basic denim to upscale jacquard upholstery cloth from around the world, the shop showcases a range of patterned designs that can be crafted into cozy quilts or a signal to a passing ship that it would have looked better in plaid. Coils of lace ribbons and tubs of colorful beads add a decorative finishing touch to projects, which can be undertaken at home or under the tutelage of the shop's expert crafters during regular sewing classes, while upholstery classes teach students upholstery basics. The teachers are also experts in the Wilton method of cake decorating and can help students artfully embellish cakes and cupcakes with fondant, tiny decorations, and tiny brides and grooms on a dessert destination wedding.
At Ridgewood Culinary Studio, small class sizes and a playful, hands-on approach to cooking empower students of all ages to confidently make meals from scratch. In addition to teaching youngsters basic skills such as kitchen safety and how to get out of dishwashing duty, instructors inspire adult gourmands with classes on grilling, barbecuing, and other types of cuisine. Regardless of the class or age group, instructors emphasize mindful eating habits and nutritious recipes. The commercial kitchen also plays host to summer camps, birthday parties, and business-building classes.
The rules at Rise Fitness are clear, detailed, and designed to produce results: always do your best, don't compare yourself to anyone else, and make safety your top priority. Instructors lead students in the progression from one exercise to the next, encouraging them to dig deep as they execute functional movements, complete calisthenics, and balance on Bosu Balls.
The multitalented staff at Sweet & Sassy allow girls to walk in the slippers of their favorite fairytale princesses with an array of salon and spa services. Youngsters get gussied up for special occasions, such as tea parties with stuffed animals and UN delegates, with spa packages that include colorful manicures, soothing facials, and expert makeup applications. Sweet & Sassy’s birthday celebrations treat girls aged 4–13 to themed outings such as a Pop Star party, during which the birthday girl and her friends get dolled up to film a music video, which they can take home on a DVD.
Regardless of the climate outside, students can count on tropical temperatures upon entering One Love Hot Yoga's spacious garage studio. Heated to approximately 95 degrees with 50% humidity, the studio surrounds practitioners with a balmy atmosphere that helps detoxify bodies and lengthen muscles as they move through a continuous series of poses and unhurried, deep breaths. While each class is taught in this Vinyasa tradition, the certified instructors often infuse their own unique experiences and specialties into their practice.
Celebrating its 71st year, the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra features 15-year-old prodigy pianist George Li in French Flavor, the final installment of its internationally themed season. First-prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2010 Cooper International Competition, Li has performed in prestigious concert halls in New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC, and his performance at the Young Musicians Forum was noted as one of the top 10 classical music concerts of 2010 by the NY Daily Gazette. The evening begins as George Li’s agile fingers perform a solo dance number across black and white keys, soon joined by the sweeping strings and oboes of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18. As Rachmaninoff’s sonorous tones fade, Bizet’s L'Arlésienne Suite no. 1 rounds up stray eardrums with its playful, lively rhythms and eloquent meditative passages. Finally, Ravel’s Bolero concludes the evening by catering to foot tappers who may be inspired to go home and practice Spanish dances or compose triple sestinas in trimeter.