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Old 10-02-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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we have a one year old boy and we are moving to Somers,NY
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Somers has a lot of parks and activity centers. Not sure if this is what you mean...
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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There's plenty to do, but you need to look for it. Every local library has story times for babies and toddlers. There are number of play groups and mommy-and-me groups and activities too. Check out the blog northernwestchesterhome on blogspot.com for activities and links to local sites. Westchester Parents and Westchester Family both have calendars of activities. I was home with a 2 year old in Yorktown for 2 years (he wasn't 2 the whole time) and it took a while to find things. It was a bit lonely at first but once you find the right places it is a great area to be with a kid. Good luck!
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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Why would one need a "vibrant downtown" for entertaining a 1 year old? One year olds get entertained with a pair of keys being jangled in front of them, I don't think they know of culture or vibrancy. Mom may need some fresh air though!

dma has the right idea. You do have to look around for activities but they are there. It is too late in the year for much enjoyment but I know Muscoot Farm will be a very nice day trip for either of you with young children. They have on going events and I believe Hanover Farm in Yorktown may also have some children's programs forming now. The library is probably the best place to start for planning next years outings when the child will actually be able to enjoy something of the outing. The town has several parks so it would depend on where you live and what you want to do.

A trip to the Apple Orchard at Stewart's is a good couple of hours trip as well, especially since they began doing "pick your own". During the week they are always inundated with kids on local class trips as well. The family owned farm has great apples, btw!

Em
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:32 PM
 
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Hi!
I read your post about moving to Somers and have a one year old boy.
My name is Rich.
I'm in Somers every week. Somers is convenient to NYC by train and has much to offer in lifestyle, however, it does not have a central downtown area with many activities for children. The population has been mostly an older adult demographical area and in recent years it has been changing to a younger population mix. With many suburban towns and villages around, you should be able to find what you like for your boy. Mt. Kisco offers more diversity and a vibrant downtown area.
Best Wishes,
Rich

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Old 11-18-2007, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Northern Westchester/Putnam
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There is a wonderful library in Somers that is located in Reis Park, they have many different programs for all age groups (Welcome to the Somers Library (broken link)).
Reis Park itself (located on Rt-139) is a great place to take the kids to - with separate play area for younger ones. Nearest Gymboree is in Jefferson Valley (about 10 min. drive), and there are different other classes for kids are being offered in various places all within short drive. Yorktown, Katonah, Mt Kisco and White Plains are all close enough if you need more culture, activities or shopping.
Somers also has a very active newcomers club that helps in making new friends if you are moving from out of the area.
Good luck!!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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I don't think anyone mentioned Muscoot Farm. It is a great little farm with farm animals that little kids love and it is free!
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