Another Exciting Weekend On Tap In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Music, movies and discussions will highlight another big weekend 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 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

  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • Ann Lewis, the former White House Director of Communications for President Clinton, will speak at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) about Israel’s relationship with America at 7:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at (845) 642-2074 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a Family Reading Workshop “Exploring African-American Traditions and Experiences Through Picture Books” at 6:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will begin its spring “Mommy & Me Italian Classes” at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will be holding its monthly Silver Shabbat Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Funky Friday returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. There will be live music, food and drinks at Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will continue their Coffee and Conversation Series with local elected officials at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. This month’s guest speakers will be City Manager Chuck Strome and City of New Rlovestoryochelle historian Barbara Davis. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show “Love Story” at 2 p.m. as part of its Afternoon Movie Series. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30-a.m. discussion about the novel “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Imagine Candy (22 Harwood Court, Scarsdale) will have a Belgian Chocolate and Candy Tasting from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit imaginecandy.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Charles Hipser and Sean Harkness at 8 p.m. as part of the Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Jazz singer Tammy McCann returns to The Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) for performances between 7:00-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.guess_whos_coming_to_dinner_poster
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “Between The Lines Voices of Israel: Stories Untold” at 1 p.m. Two young Israelis will share their inspiring stories about life in Israel. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” at 1:45 p.m. as part of its Afternoon Movie Series. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Westchester author Jacqueline Goldstein will read excerpts from her book “Ms. Murphy’s Makeover” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. There will also be a Q & A session. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Weekend Portfolio Workshop for High School Students will take place from noon-3 p.m. at The Westchester Community College Center for the Arts (196 Central Avenue, White Plains). The class focuses on assisting high school students develop their portfolios for college admission. Visit westchestergov.com 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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From Hot Music To A Cool Hand, Some Big Things Are Happening In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s already the last weekend in January? Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? Well, the weeks are flying by and with each passing weekend there are more new and exciting events to enjoy 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 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present the film “My Italian Secret”, the story of brave Italians who defied Mussolini’s government as well as the Nazis to hide and aid Jews during World War II, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for “A Thousand Words, When Art and Poetry Speak” from 6-8 p.m. at The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (665 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-637-7796 for more information.
  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational, which begins Wednesday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, will conclude at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will be having a membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

  • The Westchesterestchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chocolate Box Café (300-A Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will have a ribbon-cutting party at 5:30 p.m. There will be samples of European hot chocolate, ganache and food from the dinner and lunch menus. Call 914-714-0677 for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library will present “Lighthouses on the Hudson” at the Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Scott Craven, an American history teacher at the Ossining Teacher Center, has studied and lectured about the Hudson River Valley for more than a decade. Visit www.com/library for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council Legislative Breakfast will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 9 a.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The India Center of Westchester will host a Republic Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, dancing, food and more. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Ballet for Young Audiences will perform Cinderella at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Container Gardening and Raised Beds” with the museum’s garden manager Lauren Gill at 11 a.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Casino Night at 7:30. There will be an open bar, casino games, raffles and more. Visit bethelnr.org/casinonight for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Westchester Division (21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) at 2 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Rock Night 3 with performances by bands The Leighton Brothers and Tumbleweed Connection beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue its Artist Series when violinist and composer Elektra Kurtis-Stewart performs in a 5 p.m. concert at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Nature Conservancy Walk and Talk through Pelham Bay Park. Ecologist Helen Forgione will lead the talk and tour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Winter Tea from 2-4 p.m. chlHelen Darling, a 50-year member and past president, will be honored. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host a Chamber and Vocal Concert at 1 p.m. Visit cucwp.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 countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Institute of America will present “Fruits of the Silk Road” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. New York University professor Robert Spengler will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “Intro to Opera”, a family friendly opera course, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

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

Have A Happy Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I would like to wish everyone celebrating the holidays a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. This is a special time of year during which we should appreciate our family and our friends.

One of the things I am thankful for is the wonderful support I get from my constituents in the 88th Assembly District. I am honored to continue serving you, helping you in any way I can. That includes providing you with a weekly listing of wonderful events in the cities, towns and villages of our district.

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 St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) is offering a Family Holiday Program, consisting of historic games and activities, for children and adults from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The program will also be offered on Friday. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 2 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • Low-Key Nice will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and will perform their unique soul, fusion, funk and jazz from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host The Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in a 7 p.m. matchup. Visit dleague.nba.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Eastchester Church (11 Woodlot Road, Eastchester) will present “The Living Nativity” with Broadway performers, elegant costumes and incredible music in a 7:30 p.m. performance. There will also be a performance on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterchurch.org for more information.happy
  • The 102nd Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant will take place at the Bronxville Reformed Church (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 5:30 p.m. There will be live animals and a performance by The Invisible Choir. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host pianist Donnie Bosco and feature a Christmas Buffet from 5-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Hanukkah Hoopla from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for children ages 8 and under. There will be a pancake breakfast, a bouncy castle, games and more. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will also host Hanukkah Happy Hour from 5-7:30 p.m. Light the menorah on North Avenue and then head inside for “beer, wine and a nosh”. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

A Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you love music then you will certainly enjoy this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday concerts and other musical performances that are certain to appeal to people of all ages. So take the whole family and check out one or more of these special musical events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 Westchester Knicks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, will play the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.knicks
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series will take place at 2 p.m. Librarian Barbara Wenglin will lead the discussion using the anthology “Love Stories”, copies of which are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Enoch Davis, the primary practitioner at Sojourn Acupuncture Center, will speak at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) about “Demystifying Acupuncture” at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Manor Club Talks Series. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will hold its Winter Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change Is Possible, will be the guest speaker. His father was a Nazi tank commander in WWII and was presented with the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. Wollschlaeger will talk about the past his father hid from him, how he was devastated by the Holocaust, which led to his conversion to Judaism and emigration to Israel. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The 24th annual Edythe Kurz Conference will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) from 8:30 a.m.- noon. The topic is “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle”. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Dinner With The Mosaic Storytelling Project at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet two teens who identify as Jewish and LGBTQ as they tell their personal stories. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “The Global Economy: What Lies Ahead”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host the annual Tombola Gala Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dinner, cocktails, gift bags and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host a Community Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner With Family & Friends. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Major Gil Revivo, a wounded hero of the IDF, will speak. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat”, a service for anyone of any age, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a “Senior Benefits Information Center” from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors will get help regarding benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs and many more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Artists Guild will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church (82 Prospect Avenue, White Plains) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a reception. The sale resumes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit hopefriedlandartist.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Yummy Struffoli”, an evening of baking and enjoying these fried dough treats. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The India Center of Westchester will hold its annual dinner and dance at The Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6-11 p.m. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “Performathon 2016”, an all-day performance by the conservatory’s fabulous student musicians. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jay Unger and Molly Mason, the Emmy-nominated duo, will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus sing-a-long will begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival Orchestra Winter Concert will take place at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Life and Nature: The Best of Czech Music”. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Holiday Music and The Holiday of Christmas, a French Horn and Harp ensemble, at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a discussion. Visit nps,gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Bronx Arts Ensemble as it presents The Manhattan Brass Quintet as they perform a holiday concerts at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will also present a Candlelight Tour with Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Folk singer Caroline Doctorow will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “A Joyous Christmas Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Concert and recording artist Kay Boyd is the headliner. Call 914-699-3041 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Breakfast in the Scarsdale High cafeteria (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 9-11 a.m. There will be holiday activities and pictures with Santa. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present its annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at 4 p.m. Professional singers and a chamber ensemble lead one of the largest community sing-a-longs of Handel’s masterpiece in the area. Singers of all skill levels welcome. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Stillmeadow Gourmet (65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold a Cookie Decorating Class for Children at 3 p.m. Visit stillmeadowgourmet.com for more information.
  • Visitors to The Silk Road (101 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be able to create their own memory quilts courtesy of My Quilting Beehive from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The White Plains High School (550 North Street) Craft Fair will take place at 10 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zm2nsxa for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host The Performing Arts Ministry’s Christmas Spectacular at 5 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will kick off on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run every day through Dec. 18. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host “Holiday Books and Tea Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The YWCA of White Plains (515 North Street, White Plains) will host a “Breakfast With Santa and a Side of Latkes” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit ywcawpcw.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Violinist Chi-Chi Lin Bestman and the Solace Ensemble will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m. Ursaville, a musical family, will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester All Strings Concert will take place at The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on the Iona College campus (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Oboist Katherine Needleman is scheduled to perform. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

  • The NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show and Exhibit Reception will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 5:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center will play host to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Live Holiday Tour with a 7 p.m. show. Visit wwe.com/wwe-live-holiday-tour-6 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker Magical Matinee at 3 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this holiday classic. This film version
    of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet
    each December at Lincoln Center. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Children’s Holiday Recital, arranged by the Bronxville Women’s Club, will take place at the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 1-3 p.m. Local young artists have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Blue Moon Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) for a festive holiday brunch and pictures with patrons. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a Chanukah Menorah Building Workshop and Family Fun Day at Home Depot (601 Sprain Road, Yonkers) from 2-4 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its 63rd annual White Gift Christmas Pageant from 4-5 p.m. Join local high school students and the children’s choir as they bring The Nativity to life in a fabulous pageant. Visit reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will screen “Last Stop”, the Israeli documentary that looks at the tensions between non-Jewish and Jewish-African communities at 2 p.m. Dr. Yoel Magid will speak. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Head over to The Ritz Carlton (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) for Breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host its annual Chanukah Boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shira Epstein, EdD, at 9:30 a.m. as she presents “Cultivating Curiosity”, a conversation about how parents can cultivate an environment of curiosity, inquiry and question-asking in their homes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “An Evening of Jazz With The Bernhard Haaks Quartet” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Society of America will host Yeshiva University Professor Jill Katz when she speaks at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host a Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. The Flute Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Judaica Shop Chanukah Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Choose from adult and children’s games, menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah gelt and much more. Visit ssttee.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

The Holiday Season Is In Full Swing In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now the holiday season is in full swing. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love spending it with friends and family. What better way to enjoy their company than to take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Sarah Lawrence College Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue with a 6 p.m. discussion led by author Stephen O’Connor entitled “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings”. The presentation will take place at Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and duets of popular seasonal classics at St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 7 p.m. Visit nps/gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Community Advisory Board Breakfast at The People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville) at 9 a.m. I will be one of the featured speakers and I will discuss the problem of child marriage in New York State. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Bronx River Watershed Summit will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is the inaugural event to promote projects that preserve, improve and restore the Bronx River. Visit bronxriverwatershedsummit.eventbrite.com for more information.

    The Bronx River

    The Bronx River

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its 2016 Holiday Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Memorial Plaza (6 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its fourth annual Water & Wine celebration at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Israel’s wine revolution and speak with an Israeli wine expert. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host New York University professor Ralph Buultjens as he discusses “The New President’s Inbox” at 7:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “An Appreciation of Color and Light”, the second installment of its Understanding Italian Renaissance Paintings series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will be holding a “Friends Huge Book Sale” from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “The Song Is You” as part of its Jazz Vocal Workshop Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. MJ Territo will be the guest vocalist. Visit hbs.org for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from noon to 6 p.m. Shop from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Military and their immediate families receive free admission with proper ID. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be delicious food, shopping and home-baked goods. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Holiday First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Hometown Holiday Tree Lightning will take place at 5 p.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker at The Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will turn a vacant storefront into Santa’s North Pole Workshop (118 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-2 p.m.). Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Community Shabbat/Service Dinner” beginning with a 6 p.m. service. The dinner is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Moshe Halbertal, the scholar-in-residence at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will speak about the Jewish Democratic State and Israel Between Nationalism, Religion and Democracy at 7:45 p.m. The presentation will be preceded by services and a dinner. Visit www.bethelnr.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host its annual Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights celebration from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “Two Medici Women”, which is the story of two powerful women, Caterina, who became the Queen of France over unbelievable hardships, and the last Medici woman, Anna Maria Luisa, and her gift to Florence, at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The St. Lawrence College 13-member A Capella Group will perform seasonal classics at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Family Day Make A Gift Fair will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will also meet at the library at 12:30 p.m. to share recipes and sample new dishes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host its annual Holiday Music Festival and Boutique from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be shopping, food, music and more. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Donnie Bosco will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off the December Holiday Season with a celebration of Holiday Trees Past-Present-Future. Visitors can view the trees from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday and on other special occasions through Dec. 31. The museum will also host Holiday Family Day: Santa and Sing-Alongs on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will light up luminaries around Pelham Town Hall and The Daronco House at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Light Up Pelham (LUP) program. LUP brings attention to the needs of those in need of food in Westchester County. Food collected over the last month will be donated to Hope Community Food Services in New Rochelle at the ceremony. Visit jppelham.org for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will perform The Nutcracker at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and then again at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s annual Christmas Wreath and Boutique Sale will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OLPH School (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor). Santa will also be available for photos on Sunday. Visit olph-pelhammanor.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Winterfest will kick off in Depot Square from 5-8 p.m. There will be a tree lighting, food, ice skating much more. The Winterfest continues Sunday from noon- 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Person, Place Thing with Randy Cohen – An Interview With Max Krohn”. Cohen, the author of The Ethicist column in The New York Times weekly magazine, will tape an interview with Krohn, a Scarsdale High grad, who was the co-founder of TheSpark.com, SparkNotes.com and OkCupid.com. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.cb
  • The 53rd annual Westchester Musician’s Guild Young Artist Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Kol Ami Synagogue (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Dinner Theatre Evening Featuring The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus and Quartets” at 6 p.m. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble School House (388 California Road, Eastchester). There is also a Santa Stop at Gazebo Park and a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville), along with Ballet Arts/ The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester, will host An Elegant Holiday Luncheon and an Afternoon of Song and Dance at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Celebrate Hanukkah Story Time at 2 p.m. A free ticket will be given out 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 1:30 p.m. about how, when and why to speak to your kids about money. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights” at 4 p.m. at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street). There will be carolers, music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library Writer’s Center Festival of Writing will take place from 11 a.m.5 p.m. Twenty-six local authors will be featured. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue (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.
  • White Plains Hospital will be hosting a blood drive at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will also host Scarsdale resident and former New York City police officer Thomas Ruskin as part of the Brotherhood Breakfast. Ruskin will discuss being a NYPD officer and the progression of policing from the 1980s through today. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host its second annual Community Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations of gently used children’s books, gently used children’s clothing, baby shampoo, lotion, wipes and more are needed and can be donated. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show “Fight For Justice: David and Me” at 2 p.m. It’s a documentary about friendship and a fight for freedom. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

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

 

Relax And Enjoy The Weekend, The Holidays Are Coming

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s the final weekend before the holiday season officially begins. Thanksgiving is next week but before you begin preparing the turkey and all the fixings, enjoy what is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend in the 88th Assembly District.

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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a 7:30-p.m. screening of “The Lion”, the story of a boy who gets lost on a train in India and his search 25 years to find the family from which he was separated. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host Sydney MacInnes, the founder of Mothering Mother, as she discusses meditation, the practice of calming the body, the breath and the mind at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker

    The Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue at the Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Stony Brook University professor and author Shirley Lim will discuss the of Anna May Wong, the leading “oriental actress” of her time, and Josephine Baker, one of the great African-American entertainers. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information. 

  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “A New Perspective” as a way of recognizing November as National Caregiver Month. A New Perspective is a must-hear presentation for those who know or are caring for someone with memory impairment. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session” in Roscoe’s Room at 9 p.m. Play and sing with some of the best musicians in and around Westchester. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Office for the Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for The Craft Market Place from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be an exhibition and sale of handmade crafts. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “Mumford & Sons; Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder” at 7:30 p.m. as part of November’s Music and Movie Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College’s political professor David Peritz will discuss “The Power of Populism in Today’s Politics” at 9:30 a.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library’s Great Room (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.efu for more information.
  • Celebrate the release of La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau, a popular French wine, at Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be other wine and light fare served. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters will host a Coffee and Conversation with New Rochelle Commissioner of Development Luiz Aragon and Councilwoman Elizabeth Fried at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. They will discuss downtown development in New Rochelle. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host a tag sale at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The sale will continue on Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 30th annual Holiday Boutique at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlwestchester.org for more information.
  • Pelham High School’s (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) National Youth Arts Award-winning drama club will present “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. E-mail snbtix@gmail.com for more information.

    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

  • 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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Starnes & Shah, a folk-rock duo, as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series from 8-10:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • New York-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester (685 White Plains Road, Eastchester) will provide free cancer screenings from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 914-787-5000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Jewish educator Uri Feinberg will present “50 Days Since The Six-Day War” at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:45 p.m. following services. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday” at 7:30 p.m. Live music will highlight Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Songcatchers, a non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible musical programs to New Rochelle’s multi-cultural population, will hold a 7:30 p.m. benefit concert at 100 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Thomas Orchestra will perform its fall concert at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Heroes and Romantics”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala 2016 will take place at The Ritz Carlton Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6:30-midnight. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville behind Village Hall on Palumbo Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Pelham Novel Night 2016 will be held at The New York Athletic Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Pelham Public Library. Visit pelhamnovelnight.com for more information.newro
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Birding at Bartow” from 8:30-11 a.m. Jack Rothman, the founder of cityislandbirds.com, will lead the walk and the talk. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The 53rd annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. at New Rochelle High School with the NRFund Pancake Breakfast. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on North Avenue by the high school. Marchers must be at the parade lineup by 9:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.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.
  • Kol Hazzanim and The Westchester Jewish Council will host a Night of Music and Joy at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship with Alethia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit fccnr.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriednsrestaurant.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will continue to present “Sixty”, featuring the photographs by Hasna Muhammad, at noon. The show runs through Nov. 28. Muhammad is the daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and this exhibition captures her thoughts on everyday life while exposing social and human condition. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited, the popular song and dance group, will present “Astaire Way to Paradise”, featuring music from the films of legendary dancer/actor Fred Astaire, at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    fred

    Fred Astaire

  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “The Art Section”, a reception and opening ceremony celebrating the water color and photography work of Carleen Murdock. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit tinr.org/events 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.

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

 

 

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.

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