Curious-on-Hudson offers innovative learning opportunities for students in K-5 and middle school. We develop and deliver STEAM enrichment programs focused on science, technology, engineering and creative and applied arts. From woodworking to MAKER classes to coding, our classes are all hands-on, inquiry-based learning focused on encouraging the inspiration to explore, develop new skills and GROW.
Our telephone number is 914-274-8205 or you can reach us by email at [email protected]
Meet our Team
A long walk with the dog along the Hudson river sparked the idea for Curious-on-Hudson. Curious-on-Hudson was started as an an antidote to impersonal learning. It would be a place where learning would be accessible, person-to-person, in a hands-on mode. Both Curious-on-Hudson and Adele have evolved since we started in 2013 but she is still curious and she still gets her best ideas while walking her dog. [email protected]
Business Development Manager
Erin Hall is a mother of two young boys, a California native and former attorney. Previous to that she had a decade of experience in project management and marketing in the technology field in San Francisco CA. She has landed in Westchester County to raise her own curious children. She helps guide business growth and manages special projects at Curious.
President of Curiositas, Inc.
Robin founded Curiositas, Inc. in 2015, as the nonprofit partner organization of Curious-on-Hudson, with a mission of providing children of all socio-economic backgrounds greater access to high caliber enrichment. Robin directs the Curiositas’ partnerships with school, parent and community organizations and is the pleasant voice you hear around Curious-on-Hudson, where we share both space and ideas. Get in touch at [email protected].
Creative Programs Manager
Christine Advincula is the Scratch and web coding curriculum developer, inspiration behind Young Tinkerers, and empress of Minecraft programs. She makes. She codes. She asks a lot of questions. Did you know that she’s also Curious-on-Hudson’s prototype instructor robot? She has been programmed to stay forever curious, just the way we found her.
Program Development Manager
Jackie Bastardi is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering. She began teaching at Curious-on-Hudson in the summer of 2014 when she subbed in for the Da Vinci Workshop camp, and was hooked ever since. Jackie develops and teaches most of our science and engineering camps and classes and runs the 21 Balloons Club Mentorship program for girls.
Guardian of the Abyss
Rich Driscoll is a graduate of SUNY Delhi, a professional woodworker, and outdoors enthusiast. His original art incorporates a variety of materials, both natural and man-made. He is Curious-on-Hudson’s woodworking and outdoor skills instructor, and the inspiration for many of our MAKER programs.
James is an instructor and program developer for Curious-on-Hudson. He’s the guy with the booming voice being followed by a multitude of little people, all asking him to play a new game or solve a new riddle or tell a new joke. James is a graduate of Brooklyn College and is a lover of history.