The Last Weekend In February Has Arrived

Dear friends and neighbors,

The last weekend of February is here which means winter is almost over. It’s time to celebrate so go out and take in all the sights and sounds that the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer.

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@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle), along with the African-American Arts & Cultural Appreciation Council, will celebrate Black History Month by presenting “Black in America Symposium” at 5:30 p.m. Visit nrca.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester will hold its Winter Break Camp on Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The children will enjoy learning French in a fun atmosphere. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancin
    Larry Salley

    Larry Salley

    g at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at 845-642-2074 for more information.

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception and fundraiser in memory of photographer Larry Salley. ArtsWestchester and African American Men of Westchester will co-host the 6 p.m. event, which is a retrospective of Salley’s work. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Shooting Stars will take on the Connecticut Stars in a 5 p.m. contest at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Both teams are part of the WSS Basketball Women’s Developmental League. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Jungle Book Kids” at 5 p.m. as a culmination of a weeklong workshop. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    International Gem and Jewelry Show

    International Gem and Jewelry Show

  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host French Immersion Day, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The International Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from noon-6 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Visit intergem.com for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host Bubble Extravaganza: An Interactive Bubble Show at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Carnevale per Bambini” at 2 p.m. Children can make masks, celebrate the holiday and learn about its history. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library
    Leslie Pintchik

    Leslie Pintchik

    Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Virtual Afternoon in Paris” at 1:30 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host scholar-in-residence Rabbi Benjamin Segal as he delivers a sermon on faith and doubt in Ecclesiastes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on The Greensboro Swarm in a 5 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The White Plains Historical Society will celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a 1 p.m. program at the Jacob Purdy House National Historic Site (60 Park Avenue, White Plains), which also served as Washington’s headquarters. There will be a flag raising, reenactments and a feature presentation entitled “The Stormy Relationship Between Thomas Paine and George Washington”. Gary Berton, the secretary of the Thomas Paine National Historic Association will present. Visit whiteplainshistory.org for more information.

    George Washington

    George Washington

  • Renowned bassist Hilliard Greenewill perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) in a concert entitled “Milestone Negro Spirituals Until The Civil War: When Folksongs Bring Freedom” at 2 p.m. He will explore the role that folk songs and spirituals played in the slaves’ road to freedom. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir will perform at The Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) at 5 p.m. This talented group of students has performed at Yankee Stadium and the Supreme Court’s annual gala. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on The Erie Bayhawks in a 5 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Symphony will perform at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Bill Fitzhugh, the Director, Arctic Studies Center, and the Curator, Department of Anthropology, at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, will present “Vikings – The North Atlantic Saga” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 For information about these and other events in our area, please visit http://www.burbio.com/lists/district-88-events.

 

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