Thank You Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke this morning about prioritizing my domestic violence gun bill. I am very grateful for his interest in this issue. I issued the following statement as a response.

While we lead in New York with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and the lowest firearm homicide rates, domestic violence victims in our state are still in grave danger because legal protections for their safety come up short.

Here in New York, a gray area in between state and federal laws allows some convicted domestic violence offenders to retain access to firearms. While federal law stipulates that someone found guilty of a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge cannot possess any firearms, state law is not consistent.

In other words, a person who is found guilty of a crime that results in him not being able to buy or own a gun under federal law can keep the one he already possessed under New York law.

My legislation would outline an unambiguous legal procedure, provide uniformity in the courts, and ensure that abusers cannot keep the guns they are prohibited from possessing.

As a result of the most recent shootings in California, Las Vegas and Texas, we have come to face the fact that no New Yorker is safe from the lethal rage of an armed domestic abuser, even those with no relationship to his victims.

We must work together to find ways to combat domestic violence and reduce the danger that perpetrators pose to victims and communities alike by enacting common-sense solutions that will save lives.

I want to thank Governor Cuomo for prioritizing my legislation and working towards protecting all New Yorkers from the epidemic of gun violence.

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My FOIL Bill Has Been Signed Into Law

I am proud to announce that A.2750-A/S.2392-A, legislation I authored, was signed into law today by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The law will award attorney’s fees to a prevailing party who has gone to court to challenge an agency’s refusal to provide records requested under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). The time and cost involved in these court proceedings can be staggering for individuals, and may deter them from pursing legal action to compel agencies to provide the records. This bill would encourage agencies to comply with FOIL in order to avoid potentially paying the attorney’s fees for prevailing individuals who challenge the agency in court.

Very often, the time and effort involved in getting a FOIL request fulfilled is trying enough. A person petitioning an agency through FOIL shouldn’t have the added expense of a lengthy court proceeding as well.

This law establishes a two-tiered approach. In court cases where an agency failed to respond to a person’s request for records or appeal within the allowable time, the court may require the agency to pay for a person’s attorney’s fees if the person prevails in court. In cases where an agency denied an individual’s request for records and the court finds that there was no reasonable basis for the denial, the court must order the agency to pay the individual’s attorney’s fees if that individual prevails in court.

The Committee on Open Government recommended this two-tiered approach in its 2016 annual report.

The bill is sponsored by Patrick Gallivan (R-59) in the Senate.

The Holiday Season Continues In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is right around the corner. While you’re celebrating, remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season 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

  • Patti Wood will address the Scarsdale Forum about the environment and health-related issues at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. Wood will focus on the significant and growing use of pesticides and the link they have to health issues. Visit scarsdaleforum.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 compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org 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 New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Teddy Bear tea from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Gamelan Ensemble Performance” at 7 p.m. A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host a Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s (1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers) at 5:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Chanukah* sing along followed by latkes, hot cocoa and jelly donuts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak from 7-8 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) about Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Gris and their time in Céret, a town in the French Pyrenees. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30-p.m. presentation of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “Once Upon A Hanukkah” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting (Fourth Candle) at 6:15 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique and Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be wine, shopping, dinner and more with the proceeds going to The Playgroup Theatre. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol will hold a community meeting at Scarsdale high (1057Post Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/764 for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform The Nutcracker at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Christmas Fair between 8:45 a.m. and 3p.m. in the Lower Church. There will be shopping, a bake sale, games, food and more. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.

    Joey Berkley

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Sermon in Song – Lighting Up The Darkness” Shabbat service in conjunction with Shaarei Tikvah from 8-9:30 p.m. The combined choirs of both congregations will perform. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Community Shabbat Chanukah Dinner & Celebration at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Joey Berkley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a 1:45-p.m. presentation of Lore, the story of five German children who undertake a journey of self-discovery after their staunch Nazi parents are captured by the Allies near the end of WWII. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. The performance will be led by four professional soloists from The Chancel Choir, along with the chamber orchestra featuring professionals and student musicians from Bronxville High School. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Israel Conversation: Where are the Maccabees?” at 12:30 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will participate in Wreaths Across America honoring military members who are buried on site at St. Paul’s in a noon ceremony. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Holiday Tote Craft Project” at 11 a.m. Make and decorate a doll-sized holiday purse for your American Girl doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a VIP Chanukah Reception in The Wine Cellar at The Tapp House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. There will be menorah lighting, a latke bar, donuts and a comedy show. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring gifts from a variety of unique vendors, from noon-4 p.m. There will also be a Christmas craft corner where children can create doorstops for local seniors. All proceeds will go to WestCOP. The Peter Hand Trio will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Tombola Night from 7-9 p.m. Play the classic Italian game while enjoying wine and desserts. There will be raffles and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Local Artist and Author Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than a dozen local artists and authors will be on hand to discuss their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 23rd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Call (914) 654-1178 or e-mail songcatchers@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present The Christmas Handbell Concert at 4 p.m. There will be three handbell choirs, comprised of 40 ringers of all ages who will perform traditional and contemporary carols with bells, organ and congregational singing. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Grace Baptist Church (52 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Handel’s Messiah featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir and the Grace Christmas Orchestra at 6 p.m. Visit gracechurchtoday.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will present a Winter Chorale Concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other seasonal favorites at 12:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.

    George Frideric Handel

  • Chabad of Pelham will host “A Chanukah Magical Spectacular” at The Daronco Townhouse (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-5:30 p.m. Devonte Magic will perform. There will also be a photo booth, food, games and more. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will host a Hanukkah Celebration, featuring The Dreamcoat Experience, from 1-3:00 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an All-Baroque Concert, featuring concertmaster Alexander Abayev performing Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, at 3 p.m. in Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” at 9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “How to do Chanukah”. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Scarsdale Writer’s Center Festival of Writing” from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More than two dozen local writers will read from their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

*Chanukah and Hanukkah are both accepted spellings for the holiday.

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

 

There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays, So Enjoy Everything In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the holiday season continues, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate 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 White Plains History Roundtable will celebrate the grand opening of the new local history room at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit documenting the suffrage movement in Westchester while Nate Levin will discuss the historical narratives surrounding the movement. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 8th annual Green Medallion Award Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). The Eastchester Environmental Committee will be honoring Thomas Andruss and Crestwood Shoe Repair. Visit greeneastchester.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 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 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The GospelKnights Winter Concert will take place at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the 29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session from 6-8 p.m. Students will present posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The college’s theatre program will also present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Love and Squalor, the school’s literary magazine, will host Nicole Cooley for a reading between 7-10 p.m. Finally, the Hamm & Clov Stage Company will present the Labyrinth Dance Theater’s Production of NOOR at the Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 8 p.m. It is the story of a young female pacifist named Noor who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. She was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and seasonal favorites in a 7 p.m. concert at The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon). Contact David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The White Plains High Winter Concert, featuring the orchestra and the band, will take place at the High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its Toys For Tots weekend from 5-7 p.m. The festivities will continue from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Take photos with Santa, take candlelight tours of the historic home and remember to bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the film “My Hero Brother”, the story of a group of

    My Hero Brother

    young people with Down Syndrome embarking on a trip through the Indian Himalayas, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library will host its Black, White and Read All Over Casino Night at The Fenway Golf Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit The Campaign for the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • The Scarsdale Library will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen movie with a 1:45-p.m. showing of “Cocoon”, the 1985 film directed by Ron Howard. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Texas Legends in a 7-p.m. contest at The

    Harry Truman

    Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.gleague.nba.com/ for more information.

  • The Westchester Jewish Community Service Holiday Party will take place at Dave & Busters (881 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will present “Harry S. Truman and Latin America” at 2 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Scarsdale High (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) for all pre-K through 4th-grade youngsters. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Visit scarsdale.com/207/Parks-Recreation-Conservation for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host harpist Alyssa Reit and Peter Reit on French horn as they perform holiday music classics from 1-3:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Garnet Rogers is scheduled to perform. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Performathon 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Conservatory Development Manager, Aishling Quinn at aishling@musiced.org or call (914) 761-3900, ext. 113, for more information.
  • Children’s author Sandra L. Richards will read from her debut book, Rice and Rocks, at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Avalon Rose will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent, will perform at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit counytcenter.biz for more information.
  • The White Plains High School PTA will host its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains). Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 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 Poet’s Corner (570 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Holiday Craft Sculpture Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Call 914-235-4551 for more information.
  • Comedian Mike Burton will perform at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will perform as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host the Hugh A. Doyle Holiday Luncheon at The Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Jimmy Moore Holiday Show will take place at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Movie, along with live performances, at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The AIA of Westchester Hudson Valley will present The Archeology of Central Park at The Scarsdale Library (54

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Manhattan Brass Quintet, sponsored by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, as they perform a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train 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 Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) will host a lavish buffet breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/hotel-overview/calendar for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the 12th annual Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting from 4-5 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) will host “SHOUT FOR JOY! A Christmas Concert to Make the Heart Sing” at 4 p.m. Visit www.breanettaproductions.com for more information.
  • Historian Barbara Davis will give a presentation on “Recruit Week” and New Rochelle’s other unique roles in World War I at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host its Library book Festival from 2-4 p.m. Join local Westchester authors as they sign copies of their books. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Joseph (15 Cedar Street, Bronxville) will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) from 3-5 p.m. Visit saintjosephsbronxville.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

December Arrives With A Flourish

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is in full swing and there are plenty of ways to celebrate 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 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 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. Beth-El Synagogue will also host Rabbi Lila Kagedan, the first Orthodox woman to achieve the title of rabbi, will be the guest scholar at the Open Beit Midrash at 8 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he concludes his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple will also host its 5th Annual Water and Wine with Alon Ben-Gurion in Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Blake from 7:30-9 p.m. Contact Stephanie Risa Balkin, The Jewish National Fund director for Westchester County & Southern Connecticut at srbalkin@jnf.org or 212-879-9300, ext. 510.
  • John McAuliff, the Executive Director and Founder of the Fund for Reconciliation & Development, will give a 5:15-p.m. presentation entitled “Cuba-U.S. Relations in the Era of Donald Trump” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will show “Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Prime Time 4 Adults Movie Series. Visit tinr.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 New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the Friends Antiquarian Book Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Churchill”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • Scarsdale’s “Light the Dale”, the annual tree-lighting event in Boniface Circle, will be held from 5-7 p.m. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School carolers will perform. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be gifts and home-baked goods in addition to lunch. The Museum will also host its First Friday! Music and Trolley program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform and a free trolley will run continuously from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Historian Jeremi Suri will discuss the rise and fall of the American presidency at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will present the holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Leonard Morange Square at 5:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The International Gem & Jewelry Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from noon-6 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will present “The Nutcracker” at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Human Rights Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Tamara Fish, the president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, will speak. The topic is Free Speech: A Look at Charlottesville, The NFL and Black Lives Matter through the Lens of Our Tradition. Visit tinr.org 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 Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host The New Choral Society as it performs “F. Händel Messiah, Part I with choruses from Parts II and III” at 8 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Geoffrey Morrow Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com 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.

    Newsies at Stepinac High

  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will continue its Books on Tour series at 7:50 p.m. Author Sana Krasikov will discuss her book “The Patriots”. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Scholar-in-residence Rabbi Chaim Weiner, a leader of the Masorti (Conservative) movement in Europe, will speak at Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. about “The European Origins of Today’s Jewish Customs” and on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. about “The Jews of Portugal–History and Contemporary Challenges.” visit org or call Robin at 914-472-2013 ext.300 for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Sarah Lawrence College A Capella Group for a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor) will hold its annual Christmas Boutique & Wreath Sale from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, raffles, food and more. olph-pelhammanor.org/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Holiday family Day” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be hot cocoa, crafts, gifts and a chance to meet Santa. The Museum will also hold its annual Evergreen Gala from 7-10 p.m. There will be dinner, a live auction and more. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will host its annual Charitable Christmas Tree Sale and Alternative Christmas Market from 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. There will be trees for sale, music and more. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • Winston Wolfe will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host its first annual Tree Lighting and Season’s Readings event at 7 p.m. Nature’s Cradle of Eastchester donated five trees and they will be covered in decorations inspired by a book. There will also be entertainment. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “Searching For Christmas”, its annual holiday community musical, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Schoenfeld Campus Center. There will also be a 3:30-p.m. performance on Sunday. Visit www. http://conservatory.concordia-ny.edu/annual-holida-community-musical for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue its Art of Teaching Saturday Seminar Series at 9 a.m. with a presentation entitled “Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift”. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Winterfest will take place from 5-9 p.m. in Depot Square and on Sunday from noon-5 p.m. There will be a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday and pictures with Santa beginning at noon on Sunday. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will be performing “The Nutcracker” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 6 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host “Rock Night” at 7:30 p.m. “Drive All Night NYC” and “Blue Roadhouse Orchestra-BRO” are scheduled to perform. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will host “Latke Vodka”, presented by The Young Couples Group, at 8 p.m. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Chanique and Youniqueversal Music will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a hands-on workshop as part of the “Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights: Folk-Art Series” at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • Comedian Aaron Ward will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Bet Am Shalom Synagogue will host its annual Judaica Craft Show from 8-11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit betamshalom.org for more information.
  • The 9th annual Hot Cocoa Run/Walk and Dog Walk to benefit MAC Angels and ALS will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Flowers Park (491 5th Ave, New Rochelle). Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/NewRochelle/HotCocoaRun for more information.
  • The Hudson River Potters Functional and Sculptural Pottery Show and Sale will take place at the Eastchester Library (1 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Visit hudsonriverpotters.net for more information.
  • The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host their Annual Holiday Music Festival and Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the 54th annual Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Concert at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Boy Scout Troop 1 Bronxville will hold a firewood sale from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bronxville Boy Scout Cabin (Scout Field, 1820 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). Visit scoutcabin.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will conclude its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Memory Care for Yourself and Your Loved Ones. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Soop Theatre Company will present “A Year With Frog and Toad” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. There will also be a 10 a.m. show on Monday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • Author Linda Fairstein will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. to discuss “Digging For Trouble”, which is part of her first children’s youth series. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “The Wall to Wall Chamber Music Concert” at 4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “Christmas in Eastchester: A Day to Party Hop” beginning at 1 p.m. The day kicks off with the annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble Schoolhouse (the corner of California and New Rochelle Roads in Eastchester). Santa’s Workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. in Gazebo Park. The day ends with a Tree Lighting/Holiday Lights Celebration in Memorial Park, which will be hosted by the Eastchester Beautification Committee, at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights Tree Lighting” at 4 p.m. in Tibbetts Park (1 North Broadway, White Plains). Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a breakfast and discussion with Edward Poliandro from the office of diversity and community affairs at Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The ADL in Westchester Securing Justice Awards Dinner will take place at Metropolis County Club (289 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Honorees Linda Riefberg and Lee Perlman will receive the Philanthropic Leadership Award, Lawrence W. Bahr will be recognized with the Making a Difference Award and Oren Segal, ADL Director of the Center on Extremism, will be the keynote speaker. Visit adl.org/westchester2017 for more information.
  • The Congregation Kol Ami (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host The Sisterhood Holiday Shopping Spree from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be jewelry, clothing, handbags and much more. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Recreation Department Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place at 10 a.m. at The Haindl Field Rec Room (100 Gabriel Rescigno Drive, Scarsdale). Visit eastchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

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.

 

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.