Another Big Holiday Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish all who are celebrating, a very Merry Christmas. 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. If you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

WEDNESDAY

  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market will kick off at 11 a.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. There will be shopping, entertainment, food, and more. The Winterfest will run until 7 p.m. Gospel singer Monica Judkins will perform at 12:30 p.m. while The Tappan Zee Bridgemen, a marching band, will perform from 5-7 p.m. Wild Sea Salt with chef Lisa Caccamise will give a cooking demonstration at noon. Visit wpbid.com for more information.

 THURSDAY

  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. The Forever Young Singers will perform from 1-2 p.m. followed by the Archbishop Stepinac High School Choir from 4-5 p.m. The Deidre O’Mara School of Irish Dance will perform at 6:30 p.m. White Plains Education & Training Center chef Joe Brefere will conduct a cooking demo at 11 a.m., demonstrating how to prepare filet mignon. Visit wpbid.com 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.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Blue Christmas”, a meditative service of music, candlelight, readings and prayer for those seeking stillness and peace during a busy holiday season, at 7 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester will perform at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) in the lobby lounge from 5-8 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) will host “The Feast of the 7 Dogfishes” from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy seven of Dogfishes rarest beers responsibly along with food specials. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 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 Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Community Church of the Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) will host Baharat, a contemporary ensemble playing music from the Middle East and from native cultures throughout the world, in a 7:30-p.m. concert. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • Jeff Dawson will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Zachys (16 East Parkway, Scarsdale) will host a sparkling wine tasting from 4-7 p.m. Visit zachys.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • 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 at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. Sean Cantatore from Flanders Warehouse will perform at 12:30 p.m. The Westchester Chordsmen, a renowned male chorus, will perform Christmas and Hanukkah songs at 5 p.m. Room To Create will present a Craft Workshop at 5:30 p.m. There will be a reading of Polar Express at 6 p.m. followed by a 6:30-p.m. performance by The Lagond Music School. The Carousel Dance Studio will showcase its talent at 7:30 p.m. and the evening will conclude with an open mic from 8-9 p.m. Visit wpbid.com for more information.

    The Westchester Chordsmen

  • Julius Rodriguez will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road) will show the film “The Santa Claus 3 – The Escape Claus” at 3:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Zachys (16 East Parkway, Scarsdale) will host a Johnnie Walker Blue tasting and engraving from 4-7 p.m. Visit zachys.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host organist Kathryn Jones as she performs holiday classics at 2 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Cookies and Crafts” from noon-2 p.m. Decorate holiday cookies and explore the mansion as its all decked out for the holiday season. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Christopher Brown Band will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. Santa will be on hand from noon-2 p.m. The Rockin’ Winter Chicklets & Two Elves will perform from 2-3 p.m. Christopher Agostino’s Story Faces – Tales of Transformation and Wonder, a unique performance of storytelling and face painting, is scheduled for 3 p.m. The Back 2 Rock Music School will play from 4-5 p.m. followed by Jim Keyes, who will perform Dickensian-era music in costume with authentic instruments. The Katonah Celebration Ringers are scheduled to play from 6:30-7:30 and the evening will close out with a show by The Jacob Harelick Groove from 8-9 p.m. Break Bread Not Hearts will present a cooking demo by chef D’Amour Green at 5:30 p.m. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League will take on the Wisconsin Herd in a 5-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform from 7:30-11p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. White Plains mayor Tom Roach will read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas at 11 a.m. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • Liam Davis will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The 103rd annual Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant will take place at The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 5:30 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.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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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.

 

 

 

Happy Holidays

Dear friends and constituents,

Hanukkah is in full swing and Christmas is almost here so I’d like to take a moment and wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

This special time of year has long been a favorite of mine. Though there are so many commercial aspects to the season I prefer to consider this a time of reflection. I am thankful for all the great things in my life, whether its family and friends or the career that has enabled me to help so many of you, the people who have elected me to serve.

This has been another wonderful year and 2015 holds the promise of being even better. So while you’re celebrating the holidays, whichever one it may be, take a moment and be thankful for everything in your life. Remember what the holidays represent and take a moment to reflect, be kind to others and show the kind of spirit that is reflective of the season.

Take care and be safe this holiday season. Be responsible, whether you’re enjoying an adult beverage or simply plugging in the lights on the Christmas tree or lighting the candles on the menorah.

Have a happy holiday and remember that if there is ever anything I can do for you, whether it’s during this special season or at any other time of the year, feel free to reach out to me at paulina@assembly.state.ny.us.

Amy