No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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 Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

 

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Enjoy The Weekend Before The Hectic Holiday Season Begins

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of November has arrived and we’re closing in on the holiday season. Before we start talking turkey, though, let’s remember that there are many wonderful things to do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District that will help make your weekend enjoyable as you begin thinking about the holidays.

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

  • Community Service Associates will hold their annual Harvest Moon Gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. CSA runs the Project Family Soup Kitchen in Mount Vernon. Visit csasoupkitchen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center, The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services, Scarsdale Public Library, the Scarsdale PT Council and the Scarsdale Middle School PTA will sponsor the film “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age” followed by a discussion at the 9:15 a.m. in the Scarsdale Library. The movie will also be shown, followed by the discussion, on Wednesday (11/2) at 7:30 p.m. The film centers on family challenges in today’s screen-obsessed culture. Contact Ellen Tiven-Moore (914-722-8358, ellen@scarsdaleteencenter.com) for more information or to RSVP.

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host its Public Forum and Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center’s (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) Sisterhood Evening Book Group will kick off its Wine, Cheese and Evening Book Club series at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion about Matti Friedman’s “Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story”. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The Museum of Arts and Culture at New Rochelle High School (North Avenue, New Rochelle)will have an opening reception and guided tour for its new exhibit “Anne Frank: A History For Today” at 7 p.m. Contact Andrea Berman in the New Rochelle Fund Office at Aberman@nredlearn.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “The Roots of Doo-Wop”, featuring music from all five boroughs in New York City, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Pelham Civic Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Las Vegas Night will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamcivics.org 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. Greg Diamond and Amalgama will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. The Mansion will also host its Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 9 p.m. showing of the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – A Touring Documentary”. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Andrus Gala will take place at The Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 6 p.m. The benefit is in support of ANDRUS, an organization that is a leader in training, research and advocacy for organizations
    Tanya Bannister

    Tanya Bannister

    that serve vulnerable children and families. Yonkers mayor Mike Spano will be one of the honorees. Visit andruscc.org for more information.

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will kick off its 2016-17 Faculty Recital Series at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by pianist Tanya Bannister. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Pelham Athletes Helping Athletes will play baseball at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Field in the Glover Complex (East Sandford Boulevard, Pelham). Baseball players of elementary-school age and coaches of all experience levels are welcome. Contact heatherjschneider@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will hold its 2016 Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be jewelry, housewares, clothing and much more available. Call 914-738-1528 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. There will be window painting and mask making from 10-11:30 a.m. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The EcoPel Pelham town-wide cleanup will take place at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet on the Connecticut side of the Pelham train station.
  • Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle), in conjunction with the Sound Shore Chorale, Songcatchers and Tutti Bravi Productions, will present Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Emperor and the Nightingale” at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Black Student Union’s AfroDiasporan Culture Show: Genesis will take place at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show returns to the Westchester County Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “St. Paul’s and the Presidents”, a presentation about the five United States Presidents that have ties to the historic church, at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present “From Vienna to Broadway, A Soiree Musical”, featuring violinist/mandolin Joyce Balint, singer Janelle Allbritton, clarinetist Regan Nikol-Stas (clarinet) and pianist Oxana Mikhailoff, at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its “Gala of the Century” at 6:30 p.m. Among the honorees will be the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.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.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ShopRite nutrionist Inga Voloshin as she discusses “New Ways To Eat Right” at 2 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Hospital (41 East Post Road, White Plains) will host a “Ted E. Bear Fair” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children of all ages and their parents can bring in their teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be treated and learn about a variety of safety topics and good eating habits. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The Friends of White Plains Hospital annual gala will take place at Brae Burn Country Club (39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase) at 7 p.m. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will hold a free Mulch Mowing Workshop in Huguenot Park on North Avenue across from New Rochelle High School at 3 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • A Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving will take place at Wartburg Chapel (One Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon) at 2 p.m. in honor of Wartburg’s 150th A reception will follow. Contact JoAnn McGraw at 914-513-5128 or jmcgraw@wartburg.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Academy Wind Quintet of West Point will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a performance of “For Veterans by Veterans” at the Asbury Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Civil War Living History: Lee’s Forgotten General” from 4-5:30 p.m. Historian Patrick Falci will be in costume portraying Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill. Visit bartownpellmansionmusueum.org for more information.

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host Rinku Bhattacharya, a New York-based food writer, cookbook author and cooking teacher, at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its Artist of the Month Show and Reception from 2-5 p.m. This month’s artist is photographer Lester Blub. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “When a Non-Jewish Spouse Helps Raise Jewish Children: What Works” at 11 a.m. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Schuck. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Beth-EL Synagogue will also commemorate the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, knows as The Night of Broken Glass, at 6 p.m. Audrey Unger Reich and her father Ron Unger will tell his Holocaust story together. Survivors will also light candles in memory of the six million people murdered during the Holocaust. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Unexpected Voices About Israel and The Middle East”, the story of Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim of Pakistani origin who was radicalized at 18 before he changed directions and became pro-Zionist. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s HB Artist Series will welcome bassoonist Janice Grice as she performs “Tangos, Serenades and Choros”, music written by Latin American composers, in a 5 p.m. concert at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Suffern). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Red Door Chamber Players as they perform music by Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, and Franz Schubert at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oak Ridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M production of “Acts of Reunion”, a pair of one-act dramas by local playwrights, at 2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the M&M production of “The Last Romance”, a heartwarming comedy/drama about the power of love, at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Combined Choirs and Soloists of Huguenot Memorial Church and Christ Church will present REQUIEM, op. 9 conducted by Jeffrey Hoffman at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Contact info@huguenotchurch.org for more information.

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