Have A Safe And Enjoyable Memorial Day In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first big holiday weekend of the summer is here and it’s time to relax and enjoy the time off. Please take a few minutes, though, to remember why you are off on Monday and thank the veterans who have served our country.

There will also be plenty to enjoy in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District this weekend. 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 Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Food For Thought Book Club from 7-8 p.m. for a discussion about “The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search For Understanding” by Ranya Iblidy. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a Bird Watch with Jack Rothamn at 8:30 a.m. at Orchard Beach. Carpools will meet at the Manor Club at 8 a.m. and leave by 8:15. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. New Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “The Front”, starring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and Dr. Carol Diament will present “Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe” at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. A coffee breakfast will follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville PTA will host its second annual Country Fair at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) between 5-8 p.m. There will be raffles, games, food and more. Visit bronxvillepta.org for more information.
  • The Eric Katz 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

  • Hudson Park Beach (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will open and be open on weekends only until July 1. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville PTA will host its annual Dog Parade as part of its Memorial Day celebration at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/kdhw2vc for more information.
  • The Eastchester Community Youth Safety Day event will take place at Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be safety demonstrations, raffles, refreshments and more. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will hold an open house for its Summer Music & Arts Program between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville PTA will host The James E. Kearney Run for Fun and Kids Dash/Obstacle Course at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 8:45 a.m. Visit bronxvillepta.org 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 Eastchester/Tuckahoe Veterans Ceremony Committee will place wreaths and read the names of veterans at The Holy Mount Cemetery (Cemetery Lane, Eastchester) at 10 a.m. Wreaths will also be placed at town and village monuments honoring those who fought in both World Wars as well as in Korea and Vietnam. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will be open at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Day Decoration of the Graves at Beechwood Cemetery (179 Beechwood Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Flags will be replaced on the graves of U.S. veterans. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Veterans Ceremony Committee will hold a ceremony in the Eastchester High (2 Stewart Place, Eastchester) auditorium at 7 p.m. There will be guest speakers from Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe High Schools and the Eastchester High band will perform. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Urinetown, a musical about love-struck Bobby Strong, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.

MONDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold a Memorial Day Commemoration between 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. There will be a brief ceremony followed by tours about the lives and service of those buried in the historic cemetery.
  • The Town of Pelham Memorial Day parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. from the Esplanade and Black Street before ending up in Veteran’s Park on Fifth Avenue, where a commemorative service will take place. Visit pelhamgov.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will be open all day for all veterans and soldiers marching in the Memorial Day parade. Refreshments and snacks will be provided as a way of saying thank you to our service men and women. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Day ceremony in Memorial Plaza at 10 a.m. It will be followed by a Memorial Day Appreciation Event at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. There will be a free concert, food, a USMC helicopter landing and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host the Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk at 8:15 a.m. to honor the men and women who have served in the military. The start/finish line will be at the corner of church and Main Streets. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Memorial Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. beginning on Church Street and proceed to the cemetery on North Broadway. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The annual Bronxville Memorial Day Parade and Antique Car Show will kick off at Leonard Morange Square at 9 a.m. Visit villageofbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will have a public dedication ceremony at Bronxville Village Hall following the parade during which a bronze plaque recognizing the 12 years the Kennedy family lived in Bronxville will be unveiled. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale parade will be at 10 a.m. and I will be there speaking along with Scarsdale Mayor Dan Hochvert and Col. John Flynn. There will be a wreath-placing ceremony in Boniface Circle and a march through the Village that will end at Chase Park, where the speeches will be made. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

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Have A Happy Halloween In The 88th District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s shaping up to be a very spooky weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Halloween is here and there are a whole host of events planned in our cities, towns and villages this weekend to coincide with the popular holiday.

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

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault: Pink Out”, an event where musicians can participate in an open mic/jam session and play/sing with some of the best musicians in the area. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle will hold its annual Dine and Dance Gala at Beckwith Pointe (700 Daven Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Visit mownewrochelle.org/events/ for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will kick off its Short-Story Discussion Series at 2 p.m. The book “Love Stories” is available for loan at the library’s reference desk. This week’s discussion will focus on “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence (p.121) and “Immortality” by Yasunari Kawabata (p. 187). Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.dealer
  • The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau will host “An Evening With Friends” at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) at 6 p.m. Frank Williams, the executive director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, will be honored for his 30 years of service to the bureau. Visit fowpyb.org/events/an-evening-with-friends/ for more information.
  • The Zonta Club of New Rochelle will partner with the New Rochelle Public Library for “Focus on Women’s Issues: Dating Violence” in the library at 4:30 p.m. The PBS teen series, “In the Mix”: Dating Violence: Twisted Love and Abusive Relationships: Get Help, Get Out, are 30-minute programs that will be shown and discussed. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host author Umberto Mucci, who will discuss the Italian community in the United States. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The seventh annual benefit for The Adina’s Angels Fund at Friends of Karen will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7-10 p.m. Friends of Karen is a lifeline of support for families in the NY, NJ and CT area who are caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness. Visit friendsofkaren.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Habitat Pelham Local Project Committee will hold a meeting from 6-7 p.m. at The Community Church of the Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham). Anyone interested in joining or helping out on future projects is encouraged to attend. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Halloween Toddler Bash will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 Friday

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday”, an after-work mixer featuring live music. Ten percent of every ticket sold will go to breast cancer research. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host Bat & Owl Prowl at The Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 6-9 p.m. There will be a Kiddie Costume Contest, a live-animal presentation and “Star-Gazing for Kids”, a night hike through the woods. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Avenue, White Plains) will host “Trunk or Treatlesmislogo: A Community Halloween Celebration” from 4-7 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Beer Noggin’ (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host Jack’s Jolly Halloween Party from 6-9 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre will present Les Miserable at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and FunFuzion at New Roc City (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle) will host a kid friendly “Monster Mash” at 4 p.m. Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Society (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show the film Andrea Doria: Are The Passengers Saved? to mark the anniversary of the ocean liner’s sinking. The film begins at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Westchester Seniors Speaking Out (WSOS) will host Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage For Seniors from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking/ for more information.
  • The Reformed Church Nursery School of Bronxville (6 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Harvest Moon Festival from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Gravestones and Goth from 6-8 p.m. Visit the Pell gravesite and learn about Goodwife Pell’s part in the 1650s witchcraft trials. Members of the City Island Theater Group will also read scary stories. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Halloween Costume Contest will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 4-6 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The K.I.N.G. 3rd Annual Celebrity Hoop Challenge will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 2 p.m. Former Knicks Allan Houston and John Starks are scheduled to appear. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Allan Houston

    Allan Houston

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Rest In Peace: History of Funerals In America” at 1 p.m. Nancy Coffey, professor at the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, will speak. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a Murder Mystery Night from 7-8 p.m. in the main lobby. This program is for adults. Cocktails and a strolling dinner will be served. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its fourth annual Haunted House from 4-6:30 p.m. There will also be a gentler spooky house for younger patrons. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center of New Rochelle (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “The Gospel Comedy Fest” from 4:30-7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “A Night of Reform and Revolution” as part of the Concordia Conservatory Hoch Chamber Music Series. Violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory 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 Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Costume Parade at 3 p.m. in Chase Park (32 Chase Park, Scarsdale). There will be entertainment and refreshments. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will also co-host a Family Halloween Window Painting Contest with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all families who reside in Scarsdale or have children in Scarsdale public or private schools. Family entries can include as many as five family members. The rain date is Monday from 4-7 p.m. This is not a contest. However, there will be a Halloween Window Painting contest with a $100 first prize. All children who reside in Scarsdale or attend grades 3-10 are eligible. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Branch of the NAACP will host their annual Freedom Fund Dinner at Beckwith Pointe (700 Daven Avenue, New Rochelle) from 4-8 p.m. Visit newrochellenaacp.org for more information.
  • “BID Family Days: Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead: Grand Display of Ofrendas” will take place in Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green from 1-5 p.m. Artists from the New York Metropolitan area will be on display and will include performances by Atl-Tlachinolli, an extraordinary group of Aztec dancers, Mexican vocalists and musicians, food and vendors.
  • The Eastchester Ragamuffin Parade will take place at 2 p.m. beginning at the Eastchester Middle School (550 White Plains Road, Eastchester). The parade will run to Eastchester town hall, where there will be snacks, dancing and more. Call 914-771-3311 or write to recreation@eastchester.org for more information.
  • Author and Bronxville High School teacher William Meyer will read and discuss his book “The Secret of thscarrrae Scarab Beetle” at the Bronxville Library at 4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a breakfast and discussion at 9:30 a.m. The topic of discussion will be “Downtown Development in New Rochelle” and the guest speaker will be Luiz Aragon, the New Rochelle Commissioner of Development. Contact Mitchell Tarnopal at tarnopal@randrealty.com or call the temple at 914-235-1800 for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America’s Westchester Society will present “The Salem Witch Trials and Gallows Hill” at 2 p.m. at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Dr. Emerson W. Baker, of Salem State University, will be the featured speaker. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library will present the M&M production of Constellations, a two-person drama that is a captivating, romantic story, at 2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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 Summer In The 88th Assembly District

We’re nearing the end of June and as the weather starts to get hotter so does the music scene in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of free concerts around the district this summer, both during the day and in the evening. Here’s a closer look at some of the free shows.

SCARSDALE

The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will host a series of Thursday-night concer

The Westchester Band

The Westchester Band

ts at Chase Park in Scarsdale. The concerts, which will take place on July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The rain location is Scarsdale High School. The Westchester Band will also perform on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scarsdale Municipal Pool [311 Mamaroneck Road] as part of Scarsdale’s Fourth of July celebration. There will be fireworks and this concert has a $2 admission fee.

Visit www.scarsdale.com for more information.

EASTCHESTER

The Eastchester Summer Sounds Concert Series will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. between July 6 and Aug. 10 at the Lake Isle Country Club driving range. The concerts are free but food and drinks available for purchase at The Balcony Café by Mulinos. The rain dates for the concerts are on Thursday. The performers scheduled to appear are:

July 6 – Tangled Vine

Bob Larro

Bob Larro

July 13 – Bob Larro Orchestra

July 20 – House Arrest

July 27 – Epic Soul

Aug. 3 – FDR Drive

Aug. 10 – Headfirst Band

There will also be a 7:30 p.m. concert on Aug. 17 at the Garth Road Park. The Bookends Band is scheduled to perform.

Visit www.eastchester.org for more information.

BRONXVILLE

The Bronxville Pops Concert Band will perform on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at Bronxville High School [177 Pondfield Road] at 8 p.m. Scheduled concert dates are July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Visit www.facebook.com/The-Bronxville-Pops-Concert-Band-610695272354530/?rc=p for more information.

The Bronxville Summer Street Concert Series will also take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 on Park Place from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Visit www.bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

WHITE PLAINS

The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series returns for another season on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. in the Renaissance Plaza located at Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue. The performers scheduled to appear are:

June 30 – Brian Carter Quartet – Jazz

July 7 – Jtonez Music – Top 40

July 14 – Gunsmoke – Country

July 21—A Tribute to Glen Campbell

July 28 – Back to the Garden

August 4 – Life’s A Beach

August 11 – 24 Seven – Pop Rock

Ricardo Gautreau

Ricardo Gautreau

August 18 – River of Dreams – Billy Joel

August 25 – Richie G. Group – Jazzy Pop

September 1 – Ricardo Gautreau – Latin Flair

September 8 – The And Jam Band – Smooth Sounds

September 15 – Rain Date

The City of White Plains will also host Dancing Under the Stars on July 6 from 7-9 p.m. in Renaissance Park [Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street].

Visit www.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

NEW ROCHELLE

The City of New Rochelle has a variety of concerts scheduled for many Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this summer. The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series will take place on Wednesdays at the Hudson Band Shell beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performers scheduled to appear are:

July 6 – Showtime Dance Band

July 13 – Feinberg Brothers

July 20 – New Rochelle Opera

July 27 – Wali Ali and the Tambourine Band

Aug. 3 – Benson-Scott Big Band [Emil Paolucci Memorial Concert]

Glenda Davenport

Glenda Davenport

Aug. 10 – Glenda Davenport Quartet

Aug. 17 – Ben Clark and the Long Shadows

Aug. 24 – Firey String Sistas

Aug. 31 – The Kootz Band

BID Music on the Green will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park at The Library Green. Performers scheduled to appear are:

July 21 – Zero 360

July 28 – Eli Fountain with Baba Don & Equinox

Aug. 4 Nanny Assis Trio

Aug. 11 Los Hacheros

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25.

There will also be four Friday-night concerts [7:30] at the Hudson Park Bandshell. Scheduled performances are:

July 8 – Pirates of Penzance Sing-Along

July 22 – Spoken Word Night

Aug. 5 – Rejoice! Gospel Night

Aug. 19 Sup? Emerging Bands Take the Stage

Visit www.newrochellearts.org for more information.

PELHAM

 The Pelham Summer Concert Series will take place on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Performers scheduled to appear are:

June 27 – Butch Barbella’s Streets of the Bronx Band

The Streets of the Bronx Band

The Streets of the Bronx Band

July 11 – FDR Drive

July 18 – Virgil Scott Swing Band

July 25 – The Barons

August 1 – “A Tribute to Dion” by Kings of the New York Streets

August 8 – Bookends Band

August 15 – Phillip James Orchestra

August 22 – Westchester Swing Band

August 29 – Vocalist Jackie Dimaggio

The town hotline to call in case of inclement weather is 738-0153.