Archive for August, 2018

CORNUCOPIA in Sleepy Hallow
If grilled corn on the cob is your favorite part of a traditional Labor Day barbecue, this is the event for you. Cornucopia is the corniest corn-centric festival you’ve ever imagined. There’ll be plenty of corn-focused delicacies like sweet corn ice cream from The Blue Pig, as well as giveaways, live demonstrations, music, a corn “maize,” and even beer (and root beer!) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.
Dates: September 1st-3rd
Location: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hallow, New York
Tickets: $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $8 for children 3-17. (Kids under 3 get in for free.)

Field day of fun for kids of all ages.
Date: Sunday, September 2nd
Location: Rye Recreation

  • 2:00pm – Baseball Game
  • 3:00-5:00pm – Booths, Contest and Races
  • 5:00-7:00pm – Big Band Music (at Damiano Rec Center/281 Midland Ave)

Enjoy fireworks and a concert to start the holiday weekend.
Date: Friday, August 31st
Times: Concets at  7:30pm and 9:00pm and Fireworks at 9:15pm


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Labor Day Dessert

This dessert is simple, delicious and colorful…the perfect treat for the holiday weekend BBQ.
  • Pie Crust or Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough (we prefer the cookie dough)
  • 8 Ounces of Cream Cheese – Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Pint Strawberries – Sliced
  • 1 Pint Blueberries (we also use blackberries and raspberries)
  • 2 Kiwi Fruits – Peeled and Sliced (or sliced bananas)
  • 6 Ounces Red Currant or Apple Jelly (I prefer Red Currant)
  • 1 Tbl Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/4 Cup Water


  1. Line a 16 inch pizza pan with dough then crimp the edges. Bake for 8 minutes at recommended temperature then cool.
  2. Combine sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and spread over crust.
  3. Arrange fruit over the cheese mixture.
  4. Heat jelly to liquid state. Add gelatin and stir quickly to dissolve. Remove from heat and add water and mix.
  5. Pour over fruit tart. Keep cool in refrigerator until serving.



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If you are like us, you will spend your holiday weekend Barbecuing. Here are some of our favorite family recipes.


  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce (I prefer low sodium)
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/2 Lime  – Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Cajun Spice (I prefer Paul Prudomme’s Blackened Magic Redfidh)
  • 18 Jumbo Shrimp – Uncooked, Shelled, Deveined


  1. Whip All Ingredients Together
  2. Marinade Shrimp 10-15 Minutes
  3. Grill Medium High Until Shrimp is Cooked

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 1 Tbl Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbl Grated, Peeled Fresh Ginger (from about a 2-3″ piece)
  • 1 Tbl Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbl Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Medium Garlic Clove – Minced
  • 1 Thai Bird Chile – Stemmed and Minced
  • 1 Tbl Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Medium Carrot – Peeled and Grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 English Cucumber (about 8 ounces) – Sliced into 1/8″ Thick Rounds
  • 2 Tbl Coarsely Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Ingredients for Tuna:

  • 4 (1″ thick) Sushi-Grade Tuna Steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Vegetable Oil (for oiling the tuna and the grill)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbl Coarsely Chopped Roasted, Salted Peanuts
Salad Recipe:
  1. Place the fish sauce, ginger, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and chile in a medium, nonreactive bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until combined.
  3. Add the carrot and cucumber and stir until evenly coated; set aside.
  4. Add the cilantro to the salad, stir to combine, and divide the salad evenly among 4 plates.

Tuna Recipe:

  1. Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to high (about 450°F to 550°F).
  2. Meanwhile, pat the tuna dry with paper towels. Rub the fish on both sides with a thin layer of vegetable oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. When the grill is ready, rub the grates with a towel dipped in vegetable oil. Place the tuna on the grill and cook undisturbed until dark grill marks appear, about 2 minutes. Using a flat spatula, flip the fish and cook until grill marks appear on the second side but the middle is still rare, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the tuna to a cutting board.
  4. Slice each tuna steak against the grain into 1/4-inch-thick pieces and place over the salad. Sprinkle with the peanuts and serve immediately.


  • 1 Dried Guajillo or New Mexico Chile
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Finely Grated Lime Zest
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil (plus more for grill)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground Pepper
  • 1 4lb Chicken – Halved, and Backbone Removed
  • Lime Wedges (for serving)


  1. If using a whole chile, toast in a dry skillet, turning often, until slightly puffed and darkened, about 4 minutes. (Do not toast red pepper flakes.) Discard stem and seeds. Finely chop chile and transfer to a small bowl. Stir in cilantro, oregano, lime zest, and 1/4 cup oil; season dressing with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare grill for medium indirect heat (for a charcoal grill, bank coals on 1 side of grill; for a gas grill, leave 1 burner turned off). Brush grill rack with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place, skin side down, on grill. Grill chicken, turning occasionally, until skin is crisp and browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh registers 165°, 10-15 minutes per side (move chicken to cooler part of grill if it’s cooking too quickly). About 5 minutes before chicken is done, baste with some of dressing.
  3. Pour remaining dressing onto a carving board (or platter, if you don’t have a large board) and place chicken, skin side up, on top. Let sit at least 10 minutes to rest and absorb flavor from dressing before carving. Drizzle chicken with some dressing from board and serve with limes.

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Weekly Real Estate Update (8/24/18 – 8/30/18)


  • Active Single Family Homes – 73
  • SF Homes in Contract – 18
  • Average Listing Price – $2,972,836
  • Average LP Per SF – $668.12
  • Average DOM – 140 Days
  • Median Listing Price – $2,495,000
  • Sales YTD: 2018 – 117 | 2017 – 125

3 New Single Family Listings in Rye:

  • 7 Graham Court – $2,450,000
  • 95 Sonn Drive – $2,495,000 New Construction
  • 99 Sonn Drive – $2,779,000 New Construction

1 Price Reduction in Rye

  • 3 Eldredge Court – $2,149,000 to $2,079,000

1 Public Open House in Rye This Weekend



  • Active Single Family Homes – 21
  • SF Homes in Contract – 4
  • Average Listing Price – $2,232,762
  • Average LP per SF – $498.33
  • Average DOM – 107 Days
  • Median Listing Price – $1,895,000
  • Sales YTD: 2018 – 15 | 2017 – 15

0 New Single Family Listings in Rye Neck 10580

0 Price Reductions in Rye Neck 10580

0 Public Open Houses in Rye Neck (10580) This Weekend


HARRISON SCHOOLS (10577, 10580, 10528)

  • Active Single Family Homes – 119
  • SF Homes in Contract – 22
  • Average Listing Price – $2,583,768
  • Average LP per SF – $436.24
  • Average DOM – 177 Days
  • Median Listing Price – $2,249,000
  • Sales YTD: 2018 – 107 | 2017 – 88

2 New Single Family Listings in Harrison:

  • 7 Archer Road (10528) – $1,150,000
  • 819 West Street (10528) – $1,295,000

1 Price Reduction in Harrison

  • 6 Bellain Avenue (10528) – $1,119,350 to $1,050,000

0 Public Open Houses in Harrison (10580,10528,10577) This Weekend

For more information on any of the above properties or the current real estate market please contact me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com.

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Rye , New York

$3,950,000 | 7 Bedrooms | 5.1 Baths | 8,100 Square Feet | 1.9 Acres

This stunning mid-century modern home is truly a work of art. Design of the home evokes a feeling of light and space with its floor to ceiling wall of windows and 45-foot high cathedral ceiling. Seamless transitions of living space from indoors to outdoors. Privately tucked away on nearly two acres in the heart of Rye. Enjoy summer days by the pool, dining on the blue stone patio and watching spectacular sunsets. Designed by George Nemeny, an award-winning NYC architect known as a pioneer of contemporary architecture in America.


For more information on this home please CLICK HERE.

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Registration Dates: Began August 8th – Ongoing (programs start 9/8/18)

To see the 2018 fall program guide CLICK HERE.

Programs Offered by Category:
For Youth Development

  1. Childcare
  2. Education & Leadership
  3. Sports & Play
  4. Swim, Sports & Play

For Healthy Living

  1. Family Time
  2. Sports & Recreation
  3. Health, Well Being & Fitness

For Social Responsibilty

  1. Community Health
  2. Volunteer
  3. Giving

Resident Online Registration Begins Thursday 9/6 @ 10am
Non-Resident Registration Begins Thursday 9/13 @ 10am

To browse the program brochure and to access the online registration link CLICK HERE.

Programs Offered by Category:

  1. Special Events
  2. Pre-School Programs
  3. Youth Programs
  4. Tennis Lessons (Youth & Adult)
  5. Basketball Programs
  6. Teen & Tween Happenings
  7. Adult Programs
  8. Senior Adult Programs


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SummerFest 2018
Field day of fun for kids of all ages.
Date: Sunday, September 2nd
Location: Rye Recreation

  • 2:00pm – Baseball Game
  • 3:00-5:00pm – Booths, Contest and Races
  • 5:00-7:00pm – Big Band Music (at Damiano Rec Center/281 Midland Ave)

For more information email Rye1904@yahoo.com or CLICK HERE.

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