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Sea Cliff family benefits from local programs

Sea Cliff's Adam Davison and daughter Norah, 5,

Sea Cliff's Adam Davison and daughter Norah, 5, attend Stenson Memorial Library events such as Lego Club, which is held every Tuesday and Friday. (July 11, 2012) Credit: Handout

Throughout this week's Town Focus series in Sea Cliff, we are profiling people we meet, from community leaders to residents we bump into around town.

Sea Cliff resident Adam Davison and his kids, Norah, 5, and Colin, 4, attend Stenson Memorial Children's Library events such as Lego Club every Tuesday and Friday. We caught up with him on Wednesday at the library to get his take on village life.

When did you start coming to Lego Club?

Adam: Norah started last summer before she entered kindergarten. Colin tags along as an honorary member because the club is meant for kindergarten-age kids and up. This is our first time this summer, but we'll come all summer long.

What's your favorite library program?
Norah: The pizza one.
Adam: During the school year they did Pizza and Paperbacks [a book club event], and after that ended, it would be time for Lego Club. Sometimes they had ice cream. Norah will do Pizza and Paperbacks when it starts for the summer.

What else is there to do around town this time of year?
Adam: There's a lot going on here. Every Thursday night they have music. On Saturday, they had Beach Palooza down at the Sea Cliff Beach, where they cut the ribbon on the new pavilion.
Norah: We got really good seats.
Adam: Norah also goes to summer camp -- the Oyster Bay summer recreation program at Tappan Beach. Colin just started because he turned 4 and that's the youngest they accept.

How does it help you to have these programs available for your kids?
All the activities are a big help. All-day camps are too much for my kids, I think. So we look for things to do in the afternoon to fill out the schedule. It's hard to find play dates because people are booked up so these programs are good for that. Any opportunity to get the kids out of the house is good because if they're home I think they get bored and cranky.

When did you move to Sea Cliff and from where?
We moved here from the city three summers ago when Norah was 3. My wife is from Glen Head, so she knew of Sea Cliff growing up and it has the same central school district. We looked in all the areas around here but we liked Sea Cliff the best.

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