Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Dear friends and neighbors,

We kick off the holiday season this week with Thanksgiving. I hope everyone enjoys celebrating this uniquely American holiday with family and friends.

After the holiday, be sure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 11:30 a.m. in Congregational Hall. All are welcome and volunteers are needed. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 5K New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk will kick off at 8:45 a.m. on Hamilton Avenue. Visit newroturkeytrot.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Santa Smells”. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will also present “Made in Puerto Rico”, a comedy written, directed and performed by Elizardi Castro, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Thanksgiving Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1-7 p.m. The show will also run on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Department of Public Works (15 Marble Road, Tuckahoe) will host “Get Acquainted With Your DPW Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be demonstrations, environmental programs and more. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • John James and Laura Merrill will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host Irish Heritage Day 2017 from 2-8 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks, entertainment and more. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Remember to visit all the local shops in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There will be free parking all day in White Plains. Visit https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-initiatives/small-business-saturday for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Civic Association will host the Pelham Half Marathon and 10K. The start and finish line is on Harmon Avenue in front of the gazebo. Check-in starts at 6 a.m. Visit pelhamhalf.com for more information.
  • Butterflies From Jodie will host its 17th annual cocktail party benefitting the Jodie Torigian Charitable Fund at Wykagyl Country Club (1195 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit butterfliesfromjodie.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square from 10 a.m. – 4p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New York Metro Reptile Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.

    The Reptile Expo at The County Center

  • New Rochelle city historian Barbara Davis will present an overview of New Rochelle’s history at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 3-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Lecturer Richard Knox will host “The Great American Songbook Part II” at the Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

Please visit www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events for more information about these and other area events.

 

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Enjoy The Pre-Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is almost here so before experiencing all the hustle and bustle, take some time this weekend to enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will conclude for the season from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The lunch is free but you must register to attend. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Lunch and Learn with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari at noon. She will discuss the influence that her upbringing as an Israeli-Canadian born of a Yemenite Jewish family has on her writing. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Scarsdale School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman and Scarsdale Board of Education member Bill Natbony will address issues regarding the district and answer questions. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains), in conjunction with the Westchester Sandbox Theater, will present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Metro-Card Van will be at The White Plains Galleria Mall (Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 2-3:30 p.m. to assist riders interested in purchasing MetroCards. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “You For Me For You”, the story of North Korean sisters who defect and must find their way in the free world, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Clare Davies, the first curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art at The Met, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College from 6-7:30 p.m. about the job of finding contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey for the Metropolitan Museum collection, and will discuss some of The Met’s most recent acquisitions. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 presentation of “How To Be A Latin Lover”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Watermark Pointe, at 9:30 a.m. in the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). He will be discussing the new development planned for the tip of Davenport Neck. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue The BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8:00 p.m. Check out great local musicians hosted by Al Hemberger. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “A Book and Author Luncheon with Mary Beth Keane”, who penned Fever and The Walking People, at noon. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road Scarsdale) with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiddler-on-the-roof-tickets-37734932198 for tickets and more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Girls Night, The Musical” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Greensboro Swarm in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 31st annual Holiday Boutique at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat at 8 p.m. This service will be organized around combining social justice with prayer. This week’s installment will focus on preventing gun violence in America. The program will include information about current concerns as our prayers focus on how Jewish Tradition promotes peace and healing. Contact Karen Chapro at socialaction@sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mark Toback will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Friends of Eastchester Public Library Tag Sale will take place at Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The 54th annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed on North Avenue from Eastchester Road to Main Street and Maple Avenue. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence pancake breakfast will take place at New Rochelle High School (North and Braemer Avenues, New Rochelle) and will precede the parade from 8-9:30 a.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Richard S. Fogarty of SUNY Albany as he discusses the challenges of America and World War I. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a pair of events. The Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will meet at 10 a.m. with museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar leading the historical-fiction book club on an adventure regarding the book, “Marrying An English Lord”. Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part IV will take place at 2 p.m. as part of Native American Heritage Month. Multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet Bobby González will lead the discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m.Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Margarita Schevchenko at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New York Reading Foundation will host “A Night on the Town” at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be live entertainment, food and a casino with the proceeds going to benefit Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Visit nyreadingfoundation.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” by The Langston Hughes Project at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host Kit’s Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Alex Cano will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville on Palumbo Place behind Village Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Board of Rabbis and the Westchester Jewish Council will present “A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. at The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, music and more. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra’s 15th annual Fall Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.com for more information.
  • The 30th Anniversary Visionary Gala presented by The African-American Men of Westchester will take place at Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-11:30 p.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-anniversary-visionary-gala-aamw-tickets-36948611291 for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains). The event will honor the innovators and builders who are working on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will premiere its documentary “40 Years of Making Music: The Story of Songcatchers” at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Performing Arts Center (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be a musical performance and reception to follow. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a 3 p.m. performance by The Chancel and Community Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music, the choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Visit www.reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • Members of The Bronx Opera Company will give a 2-p.m. performance at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Joy Ladin will present “Meet Me at the Intersection of Trans and Jewish Identity” at 6 p.m. in the Sarah Lawrence College Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller Lecture Hall (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Ladin explores being trans and Jewish, speaking from her own personal experiences. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Come to Kids’ Kloset, which is run by the Westchester Jewish Community Services, will be sorting and folding clothing donations at Kids’ Kloset (170 East Post Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit jteenleadership.org for more information.

 Please visit www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events for more information about these and other area events.

 

My Bill Regarding Additional Days Of Leave For Veterans Signed Into Law

I am proud to announce that A.3198-A/S.02911-A, legislation I authored, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 11.

The bill affords combat veterans who are employed by the state with additional days of leave in order to obtain health services, counseling and access to other services.

Many members of our military are required to engage in combat during service, placing their lives on the line for the safety and protection of the citizens of our country. The experiences of combat can take their toll on these men and women, both physically and emotionally. To afford these brave men and women with a minimal amount of additional leave, for healthcare related services including counseling, is reasonable and sound public policy.

Taking these small steps to assist our men and women in the military will allow them to more effectively assimilate back into society and positions of public employment.

Thomas Croci (R-3) sponsored the bill in the Senate.

 

Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Veterans Day is Saturday, a day to remember and thank the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country.

I hope you will enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will present “Kristallnacht”, hosted by author Marty Brounstein. He will discuss “The Night of Broken Glass” and the integral part it played in the Holocaust. Visit org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host nurses from NY Presbyterian/Lawrence from 10-a.m. 2 p.m. as they administer flu shots in the Fellowship Room. Visit bronxvilleseniors.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he continues his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. This week’s topic is Reform Judaism from 1972 to today. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains), in conjunction with the Westchester Sandbox Theater, will present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and at noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center will show the film “Fanny’s Journey” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl who took her sisters first from their home in occupied France to a foster home in Italy for Jewish children and then to Switzerland to evade the Nazis. Visit hhrecny.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Israeli Art Festival and Sale will take place at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6:15-10 p.m. There will be music and food, too. There will be additional hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Ave, Bronxville) will present a 3D screening of “The Flavor Genome”, a techno-sensual journey into the unexplored threshold of adaptation, mutation, and hybridization of living organisms, at 5:15 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with filmmaker Anicka Yi. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Bulbs in Bloom, a workshop for those who have little or no experience planting bulbs, at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • A Memorial Tribute to New Rochelle residents who made the Supreme Sacrifice while on active military duty will be on display in the Lumen Winter Gallery in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The tribute will also take place on Friday and Sunday. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Algonquin’s 1st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 8 am. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Eastchester Supervisor Tony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond will all be in attendance. E-mail algonevents@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Kol Shabbat (The Voice of Shabbat) Dinner Honoring Veterans following the 6 p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Basketball Association will host a donation drive for Puerto Rico at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Recital with Yossi Arnheim” from 8-9 p.m. Arnheim is the principal flutist and frequent soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be accompanied by Soyeon Kim on the piano. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Kennedys. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (79 Seventh Street, New Rochelle) will host Session One of its Fall Basketball Clinic, open to children grades K-6. The clinics, which run from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., will continue through Jan. 20 with off-days on Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and 30. Session Two will begin Feb. 3. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony in honor of Veterans Day, which will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery. Lisa Russell will then host a special musical presentation at 1 p.m. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • New York State will hold a Free Fishing Day during which anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required. All other freshwater fishing regulations apply. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part III, A Native American Fashion and Pop-Up Exhibition” at 2 p.m. Melissa Oakes, known as Lako:wihe`ne, will display her work and be on hand to discuss her Mohawk-inspired designs. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold Beth-El’s Speakeasy, an evening of arts, drinks and jazz, from 7:30-11 p.m.as part of the Israeli Art Festival and Sale. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host Mordechai Shapiro in a 6-p.m. concert as part of a Kids of Courage Shabbaton and Concert Weekend. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a “Holiday Boutique” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (225 Main Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its annual Veterans Day Service in Memorial Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park next to Village Hall at 11 a.m. Call 914-738-1021 for more information.
  • VFW Post 2285 Eastchester/Tuckahoe will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony at Parkway Oval in Tuckahoe in honor of Veterans Day. Former Tuckahoe resident Mario Pomponio, who received a Distinguished Service Cross in WWII, will be honored with a plaque. Call 914-771-3300 for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale will host a Veterans Day Parade in the Village Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 10:50 ceremony in Boniface Circle. Call 914-722-1100 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will present “An Autumn Afternoon of Music”, featuring renowned internationally recognized violinist Ani Kavafian, at 3 p.m. Contact Aishling Quinn, aishling@musiced.org, or Laura Layne, 914-761-3900 x106, for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Trigger Events, focusing on the health and well-being not only of the patient but that of the caregiver. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Bartow to Bartow Challenge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Amelia Zaino, a BPMM educator, and Barbara Burn Dolensek will conduct a casual walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and tours will be available upon return to the museum. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host Raptors 905 in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Decorated Cold War veteran Will Bunche will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) for a noon discussion about his book “Mercy’s First Semester”, the story of a vet dealing with PTSD upon his return from two tours of active duty. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a day trip to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet at the temple at 8:45 a.m. to take the bus or meet the group at the ferry dock in Battery Park at 10:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host Andinay, a five-piece musical group with roots in Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil, at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Composer Matt Van Brink will perform in “The Concert for the Young and The Young at Heart” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America, Westchester Chapter will present “Hellenism at the Edge of the World: New Excavations in Uzbekistan” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 Please visit www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events for more information about these and other area events.

Falling Back Into A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s time to turn back the clocks this weekend and while it will be getting dark earlier that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to enjoy all the wonderful things there are to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District this weekend.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30 a.m. discussion that will pair Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • (914)Pop Ups (13-15 Boniface Circle, Scarsdale) will host a shopping celebration from 4-9 p.m., featuring bags, clothes, accessories and more. This will run in conjunction with a beauty event held at BLVD (12 Chase Road, Scarsdale). The Birch Collective, a new White Plains-based restaurant will be providing light food and refreshments. Call 646-360-1450 for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Give Us the Ballot: an Evening with Voting Rights Journalist and Historian Ari Berman” at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Author Andrea Raynor, a counselor at Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice, will talk about her work and her books at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre performers will present “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” at The Frances Ann Cannon Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Professional Development Workshop: Teaching About Race and Racism” from 3-7 p.m. in Spellman Hall. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. will open the program. Visit hhrecny.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Deafening” by Frances Itani. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Middle School (134 Mamaroneck Road Scarsdale) will host “The Low-Down on the Local Tween and Teen Highs”, which is a presentation and Q&A regarding pre-teen and teenage substance usage in Scarsdale, at 7:30 p.m. Call 914-721-2400 for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) will show the Michael Moore film “Where to Invade Next” at 5 p.m. as part of the Inaugural Year Series. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host musicians and storytellers Kim and Reggie Harris at 7 p.m. as they discuss and perform traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs in an interactive performance. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host First Friday! Music & Trolley from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Skip Giaco and his jazz quartet will perform at the mansion while the trolley makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to the mansion and City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will join The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) to present an 8 p.m. performance of the musical “Hairspray”. There will be shows at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host Soup and Scotch at 5:30 p.m. Following services there will be a variety of soups and fine scotch to sample. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will host its Fall Food For Thought Luncheon at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Susanne Pari, an Iranian-American author, is the keynote speaker. Visit lwvs.org for more information.
  • Author Noah Lederman will present “A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search For His Family’s Holocaust Secrets” in a 7:45-p.m. discussion at Temple Israel of White Plains (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains). Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Friends BIG Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, and clothing for all, linens, lunch and more.  Visit scc-ucc/sales for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host SUNY Purchase professor Lisa Keller as she explores the history of gaining the right to vote in New York. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Fall Clothing Closet Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be books, tableware, jewelry and much more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Group Therapy will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Fall Home Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform at Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. It will be an all-Beethoven performance. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Beethoven

  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Actor/director/comic Kevin Farley will give a 9:30 p.m. performance at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham). Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Digital Arts Experience and Westchester Community College’s Peekskill and White Plains Extension Centers will host the S.T.E.A.M. Fair from 1-4 p.m. at the WCC White Plains Extension (198 Central Avenue, White Plains). There will be many workshops and demonstrations, including computer programming, 3D animation/printing, digital painting/drawing and photography. Visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/events/s-t-e-m-fair-featuring-digital-arts/ for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Demystifying Medicare”, a program designed for older adults who wish to learn more about using the Medicare system, from 1-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle NAACP Freedom Fund annual dinner will take place at Mulino’s at Lake isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 4-9 p.m. The Guest of Honor is Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, the president of the NYS Conference NAACP. Honorees are Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle, Corey Andrews, Sgt. Calvin Mcgee, Dr. Adrienne Weiss-Harrison & Rachel Motley. Call 914-961-7800 for more information.

    George Gershwin

  • Pianist Adam Kent will give a 12:30 p.m. performance at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a reception for artist M. Idra from 2-5 p.m. to mark the opening of the latest event. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Frightfully Fun Festival on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue. There will be a pumpkin patch, food, games and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host its Hitchcock Sunday Seminar “Setting the Record Straight on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pine Brook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its Hot Topics in Conservative Judaism Series at 7 p.m. This week’s topic is “Israel and the Diaspora”. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited will perform the works of George and Ira Gershwin at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 3-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association will host its second annual Fox Trot event at 9 a.m. at the Brite Avenue tennis courts. The event is a 1 or 2-mile walk/run that will feature refreshments and a scavenger hunt. Contact Molly Lehr at molly750@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host Richard Knox as he lectures on The Great American Songbook at 1:30 p.m. This is part one of a four-part series that will cover the great standards from the early to mid-20th Visit www.eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 Please visit www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events for more information about these and other area events.

 

Have A Spook-Tacular Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s not quite Halloween but there will be plenty of fun and spooky events surrounding the holiday that will take place this weekend in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Check them out and have a frightfully good time.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will present Footloose at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 7 p.m. There will be additional performances on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30 a.m. discussion that will pair Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle Gala will take place from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-576-3865 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame Dinner will take place at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) from 6-9:30 p.m. Those being honored include Ray Hyland, Patrick Morrison, Tommy Proudian with special awards going to the 2016 New Rochelle High boys soccer team and Frank Miceli.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Chalk paint Decorative Painting Evening at 7 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Peekskill Brewery will host “The Peekskill Beer Event” at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host Melissa Rivers, the daughter of Joan Rivers, as she discusses her new book about her mother, Joan Rivers Confidential: The Unseen Scrapbooks, Joke Cards, Personal Files, and Photos of a Very Funny Woman Who Kept Everything at 7 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.

    Melissa Rivers

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “The Inaugural Year: An Inconvenient Sequel”, a live-stream interview with Al Gore, from 5-8 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence will also host Montclair State (N.J.) professor Stephanie Campos from 6-8 p.m. in The Slonim Living Room/Stone Room as she presents “Small Village, Large Hell: Examining the Incarceration of Women in Lima, Peru Through Intersectional Framework”. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will perform at Underhill’s Crossing Piano Bar (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Marc Price, who played Skippy on the television show Family Ties, will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 8:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Youth Council of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, Office for the Aging, The P.A.C.T. Unit of the New Rochelle Police Department, and New Rochelle Parks & Recreation will sponsor its “Halloween Bash” at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue) from 6-8 p.m. There will be raffles, costumes, face painting and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Matinee Film Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Gifted”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library will also host Tom Lecky, the proprietor of Riverrun Books and Manuscripts, as he discusses “The Basics of Book Collecting”.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present a concert “Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons” at 7 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host the first installment of a five-week course entitled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple will also present This Is Hunger, A Jewish Response To Hunger, a 45-minute program that runs throughout the day. Visit wrtemple.org for more information about both programs.
  • The Food Bank of Westchester (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) will host its 27th annual “An Evening in Good Taste” Gala from 6:30-9 p.m. There will be 25 top chefs on hand to provide samples of their savory creations. Visit foodbankwestchester.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Abaddon New York, a tango band, for music and dancing at 7:30 p.m.
  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will present Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – The Music of Neil Sedaka at The Bendheim Performing Arts Center (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. There will be additional performances on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have 10 p.m. and midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday and Saturday. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information. 
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Haunted Mansion from 7-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This is an adult-themed event and not for children under 13. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Soop Theatre will present “Legally Blonde The Musical” at The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. There will also be 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • “Ghost The Musical” will conclude its run at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) with 8 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Theater Program will present “Girl Inside The Mirror”, the story of a Latin-American girl in an introspective moment in front of a mirror, at 7 p.m. in The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will perform at Underhill’s Crossing Piano Bar (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “Jazz Night” at 7:30 p.m. as members of the school’s faculty take the stage to kick off The Fall Faculty Concert Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Former Pelham resident Jennie Palmer will be at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to read from her new children’s book The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza, at 3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Afternoon Movies for Adults Series with a 1 p.m. presentation of the Alfred Hitchcock Classic “Rear Window”. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will present Halloween Hotel at The Bendheim Performing Arts Center (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at noon and 3 p.m. There will be additional performances on Sunday at noon. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Calabria Mutual Aid Society will host its 82nd Annual Dinner Dance from 7 p.m. to midnight at The Surf Club of New Rochelle (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit casacalbria.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Halloween Funerals at 1 p.m. American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service instructor Nancy Coffey, who also directs a funeral home in Westchester, will present. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Trick or Treat Photo and Frame Event at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Victor Manuelle Concert Live will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Mexican Day of the Dead

  • The New Rochelle Halloween Costume and Parade Celebration will begin at 9:45 a.m. on New Street in NewRoc City in front of The Regal Cinemas. The parade will travel through downtown and end at the Grand Market in front of the library. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host a Trunk or Treat Halloween Party. There will be games, candy and more for the kids. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The John James Band w/D. Wise will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Zombie Walk 2017 will take place from noon-5 p.m. beginning at The Galleria and making its way through downtown White Plains. Visit wpbid.com/zombiewalk for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Reformed Church Nursery School Annual Harvest Moon Festival from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be outdoor and indoor games, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Call 914-337-6332 for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will perform at Underhill’s Crossing Piano Bar (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “The Haunted Pirate Fest” from noon-5 p.m. There will be a buried treasure hunt, sing-alongs and more. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • Jimmie Walker, who played JJ Evans on the television show Good Times, will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will show the documentary “The Settlers”, the story of settlers on the West Bank, at 8 p.m. Shimon Dotan, the film’s director, will be on hand for a Q&A. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Real Witches of Halloween” at 12 and 2 p.m. Visit wppac.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its “Howl-o-Ween” Costume Party for dogs at 11:30 a.m. in Dog Park (Main Street extension off Brockway Place). Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The White Plains Democratic Committee will host a fall fundraising brunch from noon-2 p.m. at The Brazen Fox (175 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Call 914-684-1576 for more information.
  • The Humane Society of Westchester (70 Portman Road, New Rochelle) will host a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Humane Society Rabies Clinic

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Frightfully Fun Festival will take place between noon-4 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. There will be a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, storytelling, magic and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Village Lutheran Church (172 White Plains Road, Bronxville), in conjunction with Concordia College, will host “The Reformation Concert” in honor of the Reformation’s 500th Visit www.vlc-ny.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “Jewish Uganda”, the history of Jews in Uganda, from 2-4 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Parks and Recreation Department Rag-A-Muffin Parade will take place at 2 p.m. at The Eastchester Middle School (550 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Television actor and writer Peter Grosz will host “Political Comedy in the Current Age” as part of the Scarsdale Forum Speaker Series. The 3 p.m. presentation, which will take place at The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale), is free. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

Please visit www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events for more information about these and other area events.

 

I Had Three Bills Signed Into Law This Week

I am pleased to announce that three bills I authored were signed into law Monday evening by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The first bill (A.7793/S.6749) enables victims of domestic violence to vote safely by making it less burdensome to apply for a court order to keep their voter registration records confidential. The law also expands the scope of the court order to include other records with respect to an individual in addition to the registration record itself. This will ensure that any records containing the voter’s address will not be made available to the public. Diane Savino (D-23) sponsored the bill in the Senate.

Survivors of domestic violence shouldn’t be put in a position where they could be harmed simply because they exercise their right to vote. This measure will help ensure that they can safely remain engaged in civic life.

The second bill (A.288/S.3745) requires utilities to offer customers the option to purchase electricity solely for the purpose of charging an electric vehicle. This would enable the utility to offer cheaper time-of-day or off-peak rates for charging, encouraging customers to charge their vehicles at times that are most beneficial for the grid.

People purchase electric vehicles to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they may be inadvertently charging their vehicles at peak times when coal and fossil fuel plants are running to meet the demand. By offering a separate charging tariff, with lower rates for off-peak times when renewables like wind are abundant, customers can significantly decrease their carbon footprint while encouraging renewable energy production.

Finally, A.260/S.4069 makes micro-hydroelectric energy systems, fuel cell electric generating systems, micro-combined heat and power generating equipment systems, and electric energy storage equipment and systems eligible for the real property tax exemption that is currently available only to solar, wind and farm waste energy systems.

Joseph Griffo (R-47) sponsored the two latter bills in the Senate.