Dear friends and neighbors,
The first weekend of June has arrived and there’s no better way to enjoy it than to spend it in the 88th Assembly District. There are festivals, music and a soapbox derby that will highlight your weekend.
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.
- The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. at Ground Floor Co-Working (547 North Avenue, New Rochelle). New members are welcome. Visit watpa.org/lwv/newrochelle/ for more information.
- The League of Women Voters Annual Convention will take place at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 12:30 p.m. Michael Waldman, the president of the NYU Brennan Center for Justice, will be the guest speaker. Call 914-723-5126 for more information.
- The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7-p.m. lecture by Monmouth University’s Prof. Adam Heinrich, who will explore the different understandings and meanings of symbols such as angels on 18th century gravestones. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
- The Immaculate Conception School (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) will host its annual ICS Carnival, a four-day event that features rides, games, food and much more. The carnival begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit icsschoolonline.org for more information.
- The Israeli Film Festival, a weeklong celebration, will kick off with a 7 p.m. showing of “Kind Words” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale). Visit jccmw.org/adults/arts-and-talks/israel-film-festival/ for more information.
- The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will begin its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
- New York State Education Department Regent Judith Johnson will be the featured speaker at The Scarsdale Forum, which will take place at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) at 7:30 p.m. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
- The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 3:30-p.m. concert by flutist Pamela Sklar. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
- The Village of Bronxville and the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair on Friday and Saturday. The Sidewalk Sale begins on Friday and continues Saturday while the Fair is scheduled only for Saturday in the Kraft Avenue, Garden and Avalon parking lots. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
- The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Night Owls, an instrumental piano group, will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
- Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host Faberration, a rock and soul group, from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
- The New Rochelle Public Library will host its “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
- The Friends of the Tuckahoe Library will present a concert by The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Admission is free. There will be refreshments, raffles and a Chinese Auction. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
- The City of New Rochelle will host its first annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The expo will feature more than 50 exhibitors and representatives from state and local government agencies. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
- The White Plains Outdoor Art Festival, which began in 1962, will take place at Tibbits Park (One North Broadway, White Plains) on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be paintings, photography, ceramics and more. Visit whiteplainsoutdoorartsfestival.com for more information.
- The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house for its summer music and arts program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during which parents can meet staff and discuss programs that would interest their children. Visit summeratmcw.org for more information.
- The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
- Dance En Plein Air returns for another season at the New Rochelle Library’s Ruby Dee Plaza (1 Library Lane, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The program runs on Saturday through Aug. 20. New Beginnings Performing Arts Company, directed by Kyra Johnson, will perform this week. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
- The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Traditional Folk Arts Festival at 2 p.m. There will be a performance by the acoustic duo Piedmont Bluz. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
- The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society will host its annual fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at the historic home of Cynthia and David Brown on 134 Cliff Avenue in Pelham Heights. Visit pelhampreservationsociety.com for more information.
- The Loft LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host the 2016 Pride Outdoor Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, music, talent shows and more. Call 914-948-2932 for more information.
- The New Rochelle Downtown BID’s Grand Market returns for the season at The New Rochelle Library’s Ruby Dee Green from 11 a.m.-noon. Sample fresh and artisanal foods from around the area. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
- White Plains Comic Con will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) in an all-day comic extravaganza for fans of all ages. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
- The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be collecting books for its ongoing library book sale from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
- The New Rochelle Soap Box Derby will take place at 9 a.m. on Quaker Ridge Road between Sussex Road and Pinebrook Boulevard in front of Ward Acres Barn. Sign-up and weigh in will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ward Acres. Visit soapboxderby.org/new-rochelle.aspx for more information.
- The 62nd annual Beth-El Synagogue Gala (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will take place from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Dr. Elise and Barry Richman will receive the distinguished leadership and devoted service award while Shery and Howard Rosenstein will receive the president’s service award. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
- The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Zanna, Don’t: A Musical Fairy Tale” at 2 and 7 p.m. Zanna attends Heartsville High and can change the world with a wave of her wand. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
- Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
- The Walk Now For Autism Walkathon will kick off at New York Presbyterian Hospital (333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit autismspeakswalk.org for more information.
- The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a reception and registration event for its Children’s Art Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
- Linda Tarrant-Reid, a nationally authorized author and photojournalist, will discuss her book “Discovering Black America” as part of An Afternoon of Arts at the St. Catherine A.M.E. Zion Church Fellowship Hall (19 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Cecelia Duncan, an art teacher and lecturer, will also host a discussion during the program that begins at 1:30 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
- Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will perform in Scarsdale’s Chase Park at 5 p.m. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the concert will be moved to the school on 25 School Lane. Visit hbms.org for more information.
- The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host The Taconic Opera’s production of Carmen. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.