Dear friends and neighbors,
As we move through the heart of the holiday season, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate here in the 88th Assembly District. This weekend, in particular, there are a host of concerts, sing-a-longs and shows in our villages, towns and cities that will put a smile on your face and get you in the holiday spirit.
Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US. Happy holidays everyone.
- The Concordia College Conservatory at 171 White Plains Road in Bronxville will perform its annual Community Holiday Musical at 7 p.m. There will also be shows Saturday (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.). This year’s show is “Pageant!”, a story about how a traditional Christmas pageant changes and brings the community together.
- Country music legend Kenny Rogers will perform at the Westchester County Center in an 8 p.m. concert. Visit countycenterbiz.com for more information.
- Sarah Lawrence College, at 1 Mead Way in Bronxville, will present “Marie Antoinette”, a modern look at the young French queen at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/events for more information.
- Sarah Lawrence’s Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio in the Performing Arts Center will host a student winter dance contest at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/news-events/events/ for more information.
- The Elena Rosenberg Trunk Show, hosted by ArtsWestchester, will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. Rosenberg is a craft artist and the 2014 Niche Award winner. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
- The Eastchester Historical Society will host a Victorian Christmas Party at The Marble School House from 1-4 p.m. Experience Christmas from another era with a display of ornaments, dolls, toys, books and more. Light refreshments will be served. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
- County Legislator Jim Maisano will host his annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dudleys Parkview Restaurant in New Rochelle. Call (914) 636-1621 for more information.
- The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant, at 14 Memorial Highway in New Rochelle, from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
- The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host two Children’s Recitals (3 and 4 p.m.). Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
- The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host the Bronx Arts Ensemble and Singers at noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. as they perform a holiday concert. The concerts will continue on Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
- Bartow-Pell will also present a Holiday Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
- The White Plains High School Craft Fair (550 North Street, White Plains) will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The Greenburgh Nature Center, at 99 Dromore Road in Scarsdale, will host the Yonkers Model Railroad Club from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The club will display an extensive display of model trains. Visit greenburghnaturecenter.org for more information.
- The Westchester Knicks will take on the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center at 1 p.m. in an NBA Developmental League contest. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
- The mobile shredder will be in the Municipal Lot on Fisher Avenue in Tuckahoe from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
- Historic St. Paul’s Church at 897 S. Columbus Ave. in Mount Vernon will host a holiday music performance at 2 p.m. featuring the harp and French horn. Head over early for a 1 p.m. presentation about the evolution of Christmas as a holiday in America.
- The Play Group Theater, at 1 North Broadway in White Plains, will put on a performance of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
- WinterFest kicks off in White Plains and will run through Dec. 20. Get all your holiday shopping done at the WinterFest Market, which will be located on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. The market will be open each day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and admission is free. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
- Santa Claus will be visiting the Pelham firehouse (219 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Visit pelhamgov.com for more information.
- The Westchester Cadet Squadron 1 of the Civil Air Patrol, which is based in Scarsdale, will dedicate donated Christmas wreaths during a special ceremony at historic St. Paul’s Church at 897 S. Columbus Ave. in Mount Vernon at 11:30 a.m. Similar events will take place simultaneously at more than 700 locations in all 50 states. It is the third consecutive year the WCS1 has dedicated wreaths. Visit westcadets.wix.com for more information.
- The Really Terrible Orchestra of Westchester (RTOW) and the Dixieland Express Jazz Band will perform their second annual benefit concert in the community room of the YMCA on 250 Avenue in White Plains beginning at 2 p.m. Visit rtowestchester.org for more information.
- The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host “Play-in: Tchaikovsky’s Complete Nutcracker” at 2:30 p.m. Come play the music with local amateur and professional musicians. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
- The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present its Winter Concert featuring violinist Ida Kavafian at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation on 468 Rosedale Avenue in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
- The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will present “Pete Seeger: The Pete You Never Heard” at the Memorial United Methodist Church on 250 Bryant Avenue in White Plains at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
- The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker with pre-show performances by dancers from Ballet Arts at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
- The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will present The Symphony of Westchester’s “Baroque Program” at 3 p.m. in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium on the campus of Iona College on North Avenue in New Rochelle. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
- The Songcatchers 21st Concert for Peace will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel at The College of New Rochelle. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
- The Bronxville Women’s Club annual Holiday Brunch will take place at noon. There will be a buffet, live entertainment and more. Visit brinxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
- There will be a Family Hanukkah Party at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) at 11 a.m. Call 914-725-5175 for more information.
- The Great Westchester Train and Toy Show will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
- The Westchester New Symphony will perform at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Ave.) at 3 p.m. Seating is limited. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
- The Ballerina Ball and the Town of Eastchester will host a Holiday Princess Ball from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Haindl Field on Gabriel Resigno Drive for residents ages 3-8 of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe. Dance alongside your favorite princess and have your picture taken. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
- The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center will present “Wall-to-Wall Chamber Concert” at 4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/news-events/events/ for more information.
- The BID Family Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Library at 3 p.m. Noted jazz vocalist Gabriele Tranchina will perform. Visit nrpl.org.
- The Westchester Choral Society will host “Messiah Sing”, an open sing of Messiah, at St. Bartholomew’s Church on 82 Prospect Street in White Plains. Visit westchesterchoralsociety.org for more information.
- The Hoff-Barthelson Music School, at 25 School Lane in Scarsdale, will host a mind-body workshop at 2 p.m. The presentation will be led by Dr. Juna Bobby and she will discuss lifestyle medicine for the young student while teaching them how to bounce back from stressful situations. Visit hbms.org for more information.
For information about these and other events in our area, please visit www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.