Enjoying Another Holiday Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The weather will be warming up a bit this holiday weekend and there are plenty of things to do in the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. If you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, a musical based on the Victor Hugo story with music from the Disney movie, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Rabbi David Levy will kick off his “Understanding the Prayer Book” lecture series at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) with a 9:30-a.m. discussion. The temple will also host Fauda: A Film and Discussion series at 11:30 a.m. The six-part series will focus on an Israeli television series about a deep-cover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Melissa Tomlin and Sara Roth of Scarsdale-based (914) PopUps will host a Winter Wonderland Dinner at The Ritz-

    Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational

    Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Chef Anthony Goncalves, of Kanopi, will prepare a fine-dining experience during which you can enjoy terrific views of NYC, the Long Island Sound and Westchester. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/914popups-dinner-tickets-39336509559 for more information.

  • Westchester Road Runner will host a free group run at 6:15 p.m. that will kick off at 179 East Post Road in White Plains. The 2.5-mile run will take you through the streets of White Plains. Visit westchesterroadrunner.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational will conclude at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. The show begins on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Winter Extravaganza Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-7 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit nyshows.org for more information.
  • The Coalition for Mutual Respect MLK Dinner and Service will place at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle). There will be a 6 p.m. dinner followed by a 7:30-p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIby David Grann. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen Film Series with a 1:45 p.m. presentation of “Bridges of Madison County”. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis WInston will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Tutti Bravi Productions as it presents “Anne Hutchinson: A New Play”. It is an original, multi-act musical exploring the life of Anne Hutchinson. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • John Flynn and Reggie Harris will give a 7:30-p.m. performance at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. on Saturday followed by 2-p.m. shows on Sunday and Monday. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Playland Job Fair will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be on-the-spot interviews for the first 300 applicants. Visit playlandpark.org/home/job-opportunities for more information.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (116 Guion Place, New Rochelle) will host its first BGCNR Adult Dodgeball Tournament at 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico to help with its rebuilding efforts. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • Volunteer New York will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with opportunities to volunteer in Scarsdale, New Rochelle, White Plains, Mount Vernon and other sites throughout Westchester. Visit https://www.volunteernewyork.org/MLK for sites.
  • The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will meet at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at noon. Share thematic recipes from the library’s terrific collection of cookbooks or from favorite food blogs. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester, along with the Westchester County Diaper Bank and Westchester County, will host a 9:30-a.m. Diaper Packaging event at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Diaper deprivation affects one in three American mothers. Help package diapers for those in need. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Delfonics Review will take place at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) beginning at 7 p.m. The Leslie Pintchik Trio will also perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Comedian Fred Rubino will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host a special screening of “Destination Unknown”, the story of 12 survivors and 12 families torn apart by the Holocaust, at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a post-screening discussion with Dr. Jack Terry, a concentration camp survivor, and Bonnie Glogover, an award-winning inventor and entrepreneur whose father was a Holocaust survivor. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will join forces with the Pelham Bay Park Urban Rangers to host a guided walk through the coastal and forested area of New York City’s largest park. The hike begins at 10:30 a.m. Dress warmly. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Religious Leaders and the Ministers Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity will host the annual White Plains MLK Interfaith worship service at Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains). Rabbi Shira Milgrom of Congregation Kol Ami and Rev. Dennis Pickett of Trinity United Methodist Church of White Plains will be preaching at the 7-p.m. service.
  • The MLK Oratorical Contest will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church (185 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. Call (914) 636-7440 for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (135 Lincoln Avenue #2, Pelham) will host “Mini Chefs” at 11 a.m. Children will have the chance to cook, bake and decorate Jewish-themed foods. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Chip Shelton’s Peace Time Ensemble MLK Jazz Brunch will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Author Peggy Belles will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) to discuss her book “Peace in Pieces” at 12:30 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.

 MONDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Kristopher Burrell of Hostos Community College as he holds a 1 p.m. discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit nps.gov/sapa.
  • The Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) will host The 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast from 9-11 at The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Contact ECAP at 914-337-7768 for more information.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • The annual MLK Freedom Library Book Fair will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The White Plains City Center Barnes & Noble (230 Main Street). There will be storytelling, games a concert and more. Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.
  • The WESTCOP/NRCAP annual Drum Major Awards Breakfast will take place at The Bethesda Family Life Center (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8:30 a.m. Call Harriet Logan / Benita Hamlettat 914-636-3050 for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host The Sisterhood’s Annual Cinema Brunch at noon. “Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema” will be shown. Visit bethelnr.org 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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The Holiday Season Continues In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is right around the corner. While you’re celebrating, remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • Patti Wood will address the Scarsdale Forum about the environment and health-related issues at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. Wood will focus on the significant and growing use of pesticides and the link they have to health issues. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Teddy Bear tea from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Gamelan Ensemble Performance” at 7 p.m. A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host a Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s (1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers) at 5:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Chanukah* sing along followed by latkes, hot cocoa and jelly donuts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak from 7-8 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) about Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Gris and their time in Céret, a town in the French Pyrenees. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30-p.m. presentation of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

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

    Joey Berkley

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

SATURDAY

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

 SUNDAY

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

    George Frideric Handel

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

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

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

 

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.

 

Closing In On Spring

Dear friends and neighbors,

Spring is almost here and what better way to celebrate the impending change of seasons than to enjoy the sights and sounds of the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday celebrations and parades this weekend so get out and enjoy them all.

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. Ryan Kennedy is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.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 After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter” at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Note Taking and Studying Effectively: A Workshop for Teens and Their Parents” at 7 p.m. Dr. Dominique Padurano of the Crimson Coaching tutoring firm will lead the discussion. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform The Lion King Experience Jr. Edition at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The March Madness Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains on Friday (2-8 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Second-Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Master” at 10:30 a.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Si Kahn, Joe Jencks, & Maria Dunn will perform at The United Methodist Memorial Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Winter Stage 2017” as part of its Purim celebration. This year’s production will be “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Purim”. There will be songs, music and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Oxana Mikhailoff in a 7:30 p.m. concert. She will perform the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Master hypnotist Asad Mecci will present “HYPNOHYPE” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Anne Hutchinson & Ballet: Commemoration of Women’s History Month at 1 p.m. The Ajkun Ballet Company will perform a special dance to commemorate the lives of Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of who had a connection to St. Paul’s. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

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  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Comedy Night at 7:30 p.m. There will be a deli dinner and desserts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The 20th annual City of White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at noon at the corner of Mamaroneck Road and Livingston and finish in front of City Hall. Visit whiteplainsstpatricksday.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where she will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will kick off its week-long Baroque Period Music Festival. There will be student soloists and ensembles performing at the school at 2 and 4 p.m. The festival orchestra will also perform at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Rye Playland Job Fair will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Stellar Wolfs, a Pelham-based band, will perform at Dudley’s (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) from 8-11 p.m. Visit facebook.com/stellarwolfs for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Purim Palooza” from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be a family service followed by a carnival. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will conduct an 11:30 a.m. Pysanky Workshop where attendees will learn the fine art of making Ukrainian Easter eggs. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its Spring Green Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon. There will be fashions for men, women and children presented by Lord & Taylor. Proceeds will go towards the restoration of the historic Bronxville Women’s Club Clubhouse. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham will present “Purim in China” at Pelham High School (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be a Purim masquerade, a buffet and Chinese acrobats. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will present “Purim in Israel” at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be food, dancing, face painting and more. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Irish-American Social Club will host Eastchester’s 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at The Immaculate Conception School and proceed north on Main Street in Eastchester before going north on White Plains Road to Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchesterirish.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Puri

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    m carnival at 11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Harp Ensemble will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Good Dog Foundation will be at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) between 3-4 p.m. to give dog lovers a chance to pet and play with friendly dogs. Visit scarsdalelibary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will begin its 2017 season with A Tribute to Martha Eggerth, who appeared in more than 2,000 appearances of The Merry Widow, at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.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 And Safe New Year’s Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year. Enjoy this wonderful weekend in the 88th Assembly District but do so responsibly. If you are going to be drinking, have a designated driver or call a cab. Keep yourself and your neighbors safe this holiday 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 White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldhanukkah-images-clip-art-2017090818berg movie, at 2 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host Chabad of Pelham as it presents “Glow in the Dark: A Chanukah Community Celebration” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be food, music and activities for people of all ages. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Slam Dunk High School Basketball Tournament will conclude at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. The four-day tournament features boys and girls teams from around the tri-state area, including local school White Plains, Iona Prep and Ursuline. The first of five games Thursday is at noon with the final tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville will host “Light Up The Night” with a public menorah lighting in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square at 6 p.m. There will be music, food and the dreidel man will also be on hand. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting at 5:45 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and perform from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series will continue with a 1:30 showing of Ben-Hur, the biblical epic about a Jew and a Roman in the time of Christ. This is the 2016 version. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Salmagundi Section of the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a Chinese New Year’s Eve Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.com for more information.
  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host New Year’s Eve 2017 beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a sumptuous dinner, drinks, dancing, a children’s buffet and more. Visit htgocnr.org for morefree-father-time-clipart-images-graphics-animated-gifs-351516 information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a New Year’s Eve celebration beginning at 5 p.m. The Leslie Pintchik Trio and DJ Donnie Bosco are scheduled to perform. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains New Year’s Eve Spectacular will take place beginning at 10 p.m. at the corner of Main and Court Streets. There will be live music, a ball drop and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The 7th annual Ring in the New Year at Noon will take place at New Roc City in New Rochelle beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a Times Square atmosphere with games, food, music and more for the whole family. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The New Year’s Eve Gold & Black Ball will take place at The Radisson (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle) beginning at 8:30 p.m. Visit thesignaturesociety.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 Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish everyone who is celebrating to have a Happy Easter this weekend. I would also like to wish those celebrating a happy and festive Purim, which also takes place this week. Enjoy this special time of year with your families.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th Assembly District. 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “Great Women in Eastchester History” at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will feature six vignettes about Annie Hyland Adams, Anne Hutchinson, Freida Riggs and Carmela Vaccaro. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.annehutch
  • Chabad of Pelham is hosting an African-style Purim celebration at Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Road) at 5 p.m. Visit chabadofpelham.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville will host Purim in the Wild West at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 5:30 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a “Member Morning Exhibition Tour + Pastries in the Parlor” program from 10-11:30 a.m. Sarah Pickman will lead a discussion about fashion in the late 19th century through clothing on display in the museum’s current exhibit. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series presents “The 33” at 1:00 p.m. The film centers on the Chilean mine collapse in 2010. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The First Baptist Church of North White Plains (456 North Street) will host an Easter-egg hunt for children ages 2-12 at noon following the 10:30 Easter Services. Visitors should gather at the church parking lots on Bryant Avenue at 11:45 though they are welcome to attend the services. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information. egg

 

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