Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve arrived at the last weekend in April and I can’t believe how much there is to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, shows, discussions, galas and much, much more on tap.

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 Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the first of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings about loved ones they have lost through writing. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with subsequent meetings on May 4 and May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Westchester County Federation of Women’s Club, which includes clubs in Scarsdale, Bronxville and White Plains, will host its annual spring conference luncheon and Woman of the Year presentation at The Davenport Mansion on the Sound (400 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Paul Tramontozzi of KBK Wealth Management will host “Quality of Life: MIT Age Lab and You” at 5 p.m. at Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). He will discuss optimizing retirement. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host WOW The Women of Worth from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Schoenfeld Gym. There will be dancing, raffles, food and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Concordia College New York Student Art Exhibition opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. at the OSilas Gallery. Visit concordia-ny-edu for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “$aving Bansky”, a film about an art collector’s attempts to save a Bansky painting from destruction at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence”, a film narrated by Roger Waters about graffiti writers of the late 60s and early 70s, at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Atelier 811 Gallery (811 North Broadway, White Plains) will host an exhibition featuring photographer Joseph Squillante from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then through May 25. Squillante specializes in scenes of the Hudson River. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will hosts a Trends & Treasures Fashion Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust lane, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Ambassadors For Successful Aging Senior Services Navigator program will host a Kickoff For the Aging Network event at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-noon. The program will provide insight as to how seniors can maintain their independence. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 6:15-9 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Poet Alex Dmitrov will host “Ritual, Magic & The Coasts: The San Francisco Renaissance & New York School Poets” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Faso Foli, a West-African drumming ensemble, will perform at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 5-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • CJ Cullens Tavern (77 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will host a free comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Call 914-740-7106 for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues a presentation of the French film “Mustang” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Lale, a young Turkish girl, and her four sisters, each of whom are being suppressed by their family after an innocent encounter with a group of boys. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman as part of the Morgan & Marjorie Miller Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series for a three-day event focusing on Judaism in the 21st Friday’s program is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. The program will continue Saturday (10:30 a.m.) and Sunday (10:45 a.m.). Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Theater Company will present Peter Pan, Jr. at Pelham High School (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 8 p.m. and again Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamchildrenstheater.com for more information.
  • Guy Eshed, the principal flutist from the Israeli Philharmonic, will coach students at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) from 7-9 p.m. The public is invited to watch the session and listen to the music. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) to perform between 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Home Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a series of 20-minute workshops from local experts on home-related trends. Visit http://www.jorg for more information.
  • Operation Prom will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1-4 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon- 2p.m.). Operation Prom helps thousands of students from across the country attend their prom at little or no cost. Visit operationprom.org for more information.
  • Chris Merwin will play the Japanese Shakuhachi flute at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3 p.m. Merwin is classically trained on the end-blown bamboo flute. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will hold a free Arbor Day celebration at 1 p.m. Certified ISA arborist Mike McGowan will host a discussion and demonstration. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Students for Refugees will host “The Refugee Experience” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Scarsdale High School (2 Brewster Road School District Entrance). Syrian student Ahed Festuk, Chris George, the director of IRIS, and Mary Refling, co-founder of The Westchester Refugee Task Force, are scheduled to speak. Contact Maggie Favretti at mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a four-day book sale beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pieces of Hope Event & Fifth Annual Autism Awareness Walk will take place at The United Preschool (456 North Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Contact Joan Colangelo at colangelo@cpwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Pius X (91 Secor Road, Scarsdale) will host “An Evening of Broadway”, featuring Scarsdale High graduate Maria Failla, at 8 p.m. St. Pius X music director David Schmidt and special guests Gillian Hassert and Kyle Torrence are also scheduled to perform. Acclaimed composer Georgia Stitt will accompany on the keyboard. Visit stpiusxchurch.com for more information.
  • Senior Pastor Dr. Allen Paul Weaver and the Choice Men’s Ministry of the Bethesda Baptist Church (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Brotherhood Weekend from Friday through Sunday. An all-male worship service will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and will be led by Dr. Calvin Sampson, Sr., the pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Manhattan. There will be a health fair on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Roderick Caesar, Jr. of the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Queens will speak. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • I will be hosting The Pelham Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony at The Daronco Town House (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-6 p.m. as part of a Women’s History Month celebration. Visit amypaulin.com for more information.
  • Celebrate Arbor Day as the Village of Scarsdale and the Friends of the Scarsdale Parks will host a “Community Planting Day” from 10 a.m.- 4p.m. along the South Fox Meadow Brook, which is part of the Bronx River watershed. Planting will take place in the Brewster Road-Harwood Wetland. Volunteers will meet in the Scarsdale High gravel parking lot. Registration is required. Visit scarsdale.com/recreation for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host their annual fundraiser at The Scarsdale Golf Club (1 Clubway, Hartsdale) from 7-11 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe at the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com/recycling for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host the “Spring Clothing Closet Sale” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be new and used clothing, books, records, CDCs and more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Rotary Club will host its Annual Dinner and Auction at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s honoree is Bronxville schools superintendent Dr. David Quattrone. Contact Doris Benson (dwbenson1@verison.net) for more information.
  • The Ukranian Folk Art Festival will take place at The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be a concert of Ukrainian regional folk village-style polyphony featuring the Ukrainian Village Voices. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Ukrainian Village Voices

  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Meet The Mural Kings”, a documentary about legendary muralists and graffiti artists at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester and Bloomingdale’s (175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) will team up for “From the Streets to Bloomingdale’s”, a shopping day to benefit ArtsWestchester and its education programs, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 70th Years Big Night Out Anniversary Gala at The Sunningdale Country Club (300 Underhill Road, Scarsdale)at 7 p.m. Past JLCW president Janice Starr and Susan Fox, the president and CEO of White Plains Hospital, will be honored. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Salsa Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Lawrence Block’s “Hilliard’s Ceremony” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 9:15 a.m.-noon. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Vintage Market will be at The Ebersole Ice Rink (110 Lake Street, White Plains) in Delfino Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. There will be vintage, glassware, clothing, furniture and more for sale. The Market will also be open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson will perform at Sarah Lawrence College’s Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 7:30-9.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. when Linda Leavitt, the former editor of The Scarsdale Inquirer, will host “My Favorite Stories”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host The 2017 Future Filmmakers Festival, which will highlight the filmmaking talents of Westchester teens, at 2:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) will host its annual “Strawberry Festival” from noon-5 p.m. There will be games, food, music and, of course, strawberries. Visit cnr.edu for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center will host a fundraising event at Barry’s Boot Camp at The Golden Horseshoe Mall (1142 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 1-2 p.m. This one-hour workout class is for participants 15 years and older. Visit thecenter862.com for more information.
  • Jon Manasse, the principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, will coach the students of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Sound Shore Chorale will perform at Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (48 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle) from 3-5 p.m. They will be perfroming Vivaldi’s Gloria. Visit soundshorechorale.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Greek Orthodox Church’s Holy Trinity Dance Troupe will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. The group will perform traditional dances from the Greek Islands and the mainland. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Town of Greenburgh will host its first annual Motorcycle Safety Event in the Dannon Parking Lot (100 Hillside Avenue, White Plains) across from the Greenburgh Town Hall from noon-4 p.m. The Greenburgh police, Empire Harley Davidson, Hudson Valley Suzuki Kawasaki, Triumph of Westchester and many more groups will be on hand for demonstrations and discussions. The rain date is May 7. Visit greenburghny.com for more information.
  • The Hudson Valley Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Club will host the 14th annual Chavayrim Kol Yisrael Awards Luncheon at Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) at 1 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk, will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The Symphony will perform Brahms Symphony 1, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Elgar’s cello concerto. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “An All Bronxville a Cappella Showcase” from 3-5

    Yung-Chiu Wang

    p.m. SHA! Cappella, Bronxville High School’s only a cappella group, SLC Majors, an all-part group from Sarah Lawrence College, Treble in Paradise, an all-female alto and soprano group, and Vocal Minority, Sarah Lawrence College’s only all-male group, are scheduled to perform. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Mayfair will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be bounce houses, obstacles courses, pony rides, food and more. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence Chamber Music Program will present “Wall-to-Wall Chamber Music”, a concert at the school’s Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Taiwanese-born concert pianist Yung-Chiu Wang will perform Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations at the Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. as part of the SCC Concert Series. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy will sponsor a trolley tour of historic White Plains. The Purdy House in White Plains and the Miller House in North White Plains are among the locations on the tour. Visit doll1776.com/events.html 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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