MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- There may be no school in session Thursday or Friday for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, but Lisa Reisman and Collean McLin's children will keep busy over the break.
On Reisman's way to pick up her daughter Sara, 7, from Mamaroneck Avenue School on Wednesday, she talked to McLin about her planned trip to Botanical Gardens Thursday. Weather permitting, the Mamaroneck resident, along with Sara and her youngest Mia, 3, said they are looking forward to it, almost as much as McLin's kids Matthew, 8, and Isabella, 5, are to sleeping in.
Similarly, Lindy Lipka said her daughter Molly, 6, and five of her cousins will be getting together for a sleepover and they will take their time getting up Thursday, with no school to worry about.
Several of Lipka's relatives from California are visiting for a wedding last weekend, as well as Rosh Hashanah. Lipka, who works at Mamaroneck's Formula One Driving School, joked that her family only celebrates the Jewish holidays that involve eating.
While Lipka will have people over her house, Domenico Romero said he plans to visit friends in Massachusetts, where he lived until moving to New Rochelle one month ago. Wednesday, he took his daughter, Lucia, to rent a violin from Music Arts on Mamaroneck Avenue for her third-grade class.
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