Out & About (Dec 2011)

Museum of Motherhood

The Museum of Motherhood (M.O.M.), a living, breathing, community-centered arts, media and social change museum, which amplifies the voices and experiences of mothers and connects “the cultural family” while pioneering new areas of academe in mother studies, opened its doors to the public earlier this season.

The current M.O.M. Pop-Up Exhibit is an arts-centered program connecting creativity and motherhood with the community at large for the purposes of engaging families in an exploration of the “Art Of Motherhood” and the “Cultural Family” though Dec. 30. The museum is empowered by Motherhood Foundation, Inc. and Mamapalooza. For more information stop by the museum at 401 E. 84th St. at First Ave., New York, call 212-452-9816 or visit www.mommuseum.org.

Whole Foods – Yonkers

To the delight of Westchester families, a 51,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market is one of the leading retail establishments at the new Ridge Hill complex. Find local and seasonal fresh produce, a coffee and gelato bar, brick-oven pizza, made-to-order panini and sushi available. There’s also a “Hot Hoagies” sandwich venue, featuring a variety of regional sandwich favorites such as Memphis pulled pork, Philly roast pork and Chicago-style Italian beef. On opening day, five percent of all sales were donated to Riverkeeper, the nonprofit environmental organization that serves to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries. One Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers. 378-8090. www.wholefoodsmarket.com. www.riverkeeper.org.

Taste of The Towns

THE GYM of Armonk recently hosted Taste of The Towns, a fundraiser for Support Connection, a Yorktown-based nonprofit that offers programs and services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Local restaurants, bakeries, boutiques and organizations teamed up for this adult oriented evening that featured food, drinks, music and raffle prizes. THE GYM Armonk, 99 Business Park Dr., Armonk.

219-1602. www.gettothegym.com. Support Connection, 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights. www.supportconnection.org.