The Harrison Public Library will be closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Visit harrisonpl.org for updates and more information.
English conversation group
Non-native English speakers can practice their English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the Harrison library, too. No registration necessary. Group meets Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon at Uncle Henry’s Bar and Grill, 309 Halstead Ave.
Wiggle and Giggle
With Dawny Dew. Tuesdays, two 30-minute sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Songs, puppets, music, laughs and more, for ages 6 months to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Harrison Public Library. Meets at the Harrison Jewish Community Center, 130 Union Ave.
Laptime for Babies
Songs and fingerplays with Miss Claudia. This 20-minute program is specifically designed for non-walkers. Caregiver participation is required. Meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Harrison Senior Center, 216 Halstead Ave.
Movers and Shakers
Meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, finger plays, dancing and fun. For ages 1 to 3. At the Harrison Senior Center, 216 Halstead Ave.
West Harrison library events
Great stories, music and fun for ages 1 to 5. No registration necessary, bring your friends. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for 30 minutes.
Open Play Time
Come into the library and meet other parents, grandparents, caregivers and children. Open for children ages 1 to 5. Make new friends, play, read and have fun with some special toys. Meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Mother Goose Time
Songs, dancing and fun for the little ones ages 3 and under. Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Teens Reading Club
Running every Thursday until Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m. for one hour. Contact the library at 948-2092 for more information.
Summer Concert Series
Harrison’s day campers get their turn on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Ma Riis Park, and again on Thursday, Aug. 6 at the West Harrison Village Green. The second time around, Marty Carpenito & Syline and Frank Trapani will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Call the Harrison recreation hotline at 670-3039 for more information. All concerts start at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise.
Download brochu-res and applications for all recreation programs, unless stated otherwise, at harrison-ny.gov. For more information, questions, suggestions and/or comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn the basics skills of soccer and play games while enjoying a quick dip in the pool.
At Bernie Guagnini Park on Webster and Adelphi avenues. For boys and girls, grades one through seven. Meeting Monday to Friday, Aug. 10 to 14, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $100, payable to Town/Village of Harrison.
Boys’ lacrosse camp
Learn the fundamentals of lacrosse. This camp is great for beginners or players interested in improving their skills. Participants will be instructed by Harrison varsity lacrosse coaches and players. At West Harrison Park. For boys in first to 10th grade. Will meet Monday to Thursday, Aug. 10 to 14. For grades one to four, time will be 9 a.m. to noon, for $150. For grades five to 10, time will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for $250. For more league information, to pay and/or register, visit harrisonyouthlacrosse.com.
Available at both the West Harrison Senior Annex and the Veteran’s Memorial Building in downtown Harrison, the building rental fee for events is $450 for 5 hours with a $300 security deposit. Add on additional space at either center for $100 plus an additional $100 security deposit. For questions and available dates call 670-3035. To rent the facility, you must have a 2015 Harrison resident identification card.
Come and enjoy a fun-filled week of aquatics at Ron Belmont Pool Complex from Aug. 10 through Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to kids entering first through third grade. Instructions will include stroke development and water safety skills, water games, aquatic related art projects and free swimming. Classes cost $150, checks can be made payable to the Town/Village of Harrison.
The Harrison Recreation Department has many opportunities for high school students through senior citizens to volunteer with youth programs and senior programs. For more information, call 670-3035.
Harrison Senior Center
Harrison has two very active senior citizen clubs sponsored by the Recreation Department.
The West Harrison Group meets on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Leo Mintzer Senior Annex Building, located at 251 Underhill Ave., to discuss items of interest, play bingo and discuss activities coming up in the near future.
The Downtown Group meets every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 210 Halstead Ave.
The membership fee for both groups is $24 per year and refreshments are served at gatherings.
There is also a drop-in center at the Harrison Community Center, at 216 Halstead Ave., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you may enjoy television, cards and socializing. Come by the Tuesday exercise
classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the community center.
For more information on recreation and social activities, call the Senior Citizen Center at 670-3000 ext. 3172.
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