Corks, Forks, Jazz and Casablanca This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a jam-packed weekend we have on tap in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, meetings, lectures, dinners, the White Plains Jazz Fest and much more taking place in our cities, towns and villages.

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 that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.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 Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host speaker Dr. Jane Gerber as part of The Women of Reform Judaism Fall Dinner at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a screening of the Humphrey Bogart classic “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Ray Blue Quartet, a Peekskill-based jazz ensemble from 7:30-9:30 p.m. followed by Jazz Jam as part of the 2017 White Plains JazzFest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the films “Breakfast at Ina’s” and “The Last Blintz” from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Westchester native Kent Patterson will discuss his book “Images of America: Westchester County Airport” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host “From the Branch to the Bottle”, a presentation and sampling of olive oils by the Twisted Branch Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will be hosting “Corks & Forks”, an evening of wine tasting, specialty cocktails and tastings of foods donated, prepared, and served by local restaurants, at 7 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano Sextet at 8 p.m. as part of the White Plains Jazz Fest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day” from noon-3 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, a DJ and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. for the exhibit entitled “The Children’s Hour”. Artists Randy Bolton, Holland Cunningham, Cristina Grassi, Elizabeth Holtry, Scott Hunt, Leslie Lerner, Dennis Masback and Andrew Shears will be on hand. Visit nrca.org for more information.

    Luiz Aragon

  • Jazz pianist Jon Wiess will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites women living or working in Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semiannual Sip & Swirl events for interested new members at Wayside Cottage on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its “Back to School Video Dance Party” for teens at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is for middle schoolers. No parents allowed. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with New Rochelle Department of Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon from 9:30-11 a.m. at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Larisa Schuckle, a field educator with the Ethical Choices Program Educating for a Better World, will discuss the connection between diet and health at The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 4 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host author Stephen Jaffe at 1 p.m. as he discusses the history of New York City and its surrounding communities during World War I. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host the 6th annual Picnic in the Park with a 6 p.m. showing of “Battle of the Sexes”. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. The film will be followed by a picnic in the park across the street from the theater. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its historical fiction book club “Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. There will be tea and snacks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a special Community Day event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and its impact on New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • Selichot Service at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will screen and discuss the Tom Hanks film “A Hologram for a King” at 7 p.m. followed by dessert and a Selichot service. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (40 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host special guest speaker Ruth Messinger, the former president of the American Jewish World Service and Manhattan Borough President, for a powerful evening of learning, introspection, and conversation at 8:30 p.m. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest. D’Rivera is a 14-time Grammy winner. Visit artswestchester.org
  • The City of White Plains Wellness Week Festival will take place at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street from noon-4 p.m. Visit ww.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Great White Plains Campout will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 2 p.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. Activities include nature workshops, kayaking, games, magic show, outdoor movie, a campfire, ghost stories, and leisure fun under the stars. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “Leonard Bernstein & Friends” at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Author’s Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. The bookseller will also host author Barbara Santarelli, who penned “Everything I Ever Wanted” for a discussion at 2 p.m. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • The Angels in the Chamber Ensemble will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest concludes with an all-day concert on the Jazz Fest Main Stage on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. The SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars, The Kenny Lee All-Stars, The Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet, Sage and Donald Harrison are all scheduled to perform beginning at noon. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Town Wide Yard Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Hutchinson River Restoration Project will host its annual cleanup of the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Shore Road and City Island Road in the Bronx. Volunteers will launch from canoes to help clean and restore the banks of the Hutchinson River, including Pelham Bay Park. Visit eventbrite.com/e/thomas-pell-wildlife-sanctuary-clean-up-tickets-36926519213 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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August Is Here, Let’s Have Some Fun

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of August is upon us and though it seems like the end of summer is in sight there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and exciting happenings 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 that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Alan Hollander, will continue to celebrate its 48th season with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.

    Westchester Chess Club

  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Larry Stevens will perform classic rock and pop standards. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Akie Bermiss will perform. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • New Rochelle Downtown BID continues its “Music on the Green” series at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). The Wali Ali Band will perform. Visit newrochelledowntown.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.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will show “Brothers” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Summer Israel Film Series. It’s the story of two brothers struggling to come to terms with their political and religious beliefs. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the Friends BIG SUMMER Book Sale on Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Laurie Gelman will hold a reading and book signing from her novel “Class Mom” at Athleta (700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale). The book is the story of a woman who spent a year as a class mom for kindergarten. Call 914-723-0961 for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host Friday Night Live at the Hudson Park Bandshell (2-54 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Kat Boyd and the Acts of Faith are scheduled to perform. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Kat Boyd

  • 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. Pianist and vocalist Lindsay Brooke will perform and the trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “Knitting for Beginners”, a program for adults and teens, from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Daniel Conant at 1 p.m. as he performs a classical guitar concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Westchester County Sand Castle Competition will take place at Glen Island Beach (1 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The “Cook by the Book” Book Club will meet at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at noon. Share recipes, samples and more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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

 

Have A Great Father’s Day Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend it will be in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages offer so much to make your Father’s Day weekend special. So stay close, support your local businesses and communities and enjoy the holiday. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the 88th.

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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The Junior League of Pelham’s membership committee will host a meeting for prospective new members who live in Pelham and Pelham Manor from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the home of Tyson Stephens (1407 Roosevelt Avenue). Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Wartburg Adult Care Community of Mount Vernon will host its 4th annual gala in conjunction with its 150th anniversary at the Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit wartburg.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host local historian Thomas X. Casey as he presents “Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island” at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Postcards From Pelham Bay

    Postcards From Pelham Bay

  • The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers will hold a meeting at Burke Rehabilitation Center (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit burke.org for more information.
  • There will be a Veteran’s Service Agency VA Healthcare ID Sign-up at VSA (112 E. Post Road, Room 442, White Plains) from 11-3 p.m. Call 914-995-2145 for more information.
  • Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shahar Sadeh, a scholar and practitioner, who will discuss “A Land of Milk and Honey? Environment, Sustainability and Peace” at 7:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/milkandhoney for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

Friday

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Performance at 8 p.m. The Renovators and Honor Finnegan are scheduled to perform. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

    Honor Finnegan

    Honor Finnegan

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a Rum and Cigar Night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There will be flights of rum from Rhum Clemente in Martinique and a seminar led by Krista Archer, a Clement North American’s Business Manager with an expertise on the rhum category. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host a preview of its Preschool Music and Movement Program from 10 a.m.-noon at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • 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 New Rochelle Juneteenth Celebration will take place at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Caterer Esmerito Henriquez from Hubbard’s Cupboard will prepare lunch to go along with musical entertainment. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

Saturday

  • The White Plains Historical Society will host “A Day in the Life of Colonial White Plains” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tibbits Park on South Broadway as part of the City’s centennial celebration. There will be a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon by Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk as it was read by Judge John Thomas in White Plains in July of 1776. Call 914-328-1776 for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “New York Path Through History Day” from noon-4 p.m. There will be free guided tours at quarter past every hour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its Attic Treasure Tag Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present “The Amazing Max”, a magic show with a mind of its own, at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Kevin Lee Bass Scholarship Fund will hold its annual fundraiser at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. There will be live music and silent auction. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its flute orchestra with a 1 p.m. concert. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a discussion with artist Marcy B. Freedman entitled “Offensive: Images of Women in Media” at 5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

    Marcy Freedman

    Marcy Freedman

  • The BID Family Market Day will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. Louis Miranda is scheduled to perform. Visit nrpl.org 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will present “Music on the Move”, a series of pop-up concerts on the back of a flatbed truck from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The truck will make stops at the Golden Horseshoe, Shoprite and Quaker Ridge Shopping Centers in Scarsdale and New Rochelle. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • Celebrate Father’s Day at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) with “Take Dad Out To The Ball Game 1864” from 1-3 p.m. The New York Mutuals will play a game under 1864 rules, using balls, bats and uniforms of the era. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame

  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • There will be a Father’s Day Family Concert at Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains) featuring The Showtime Dance Band at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • There will be a Father’s Day Celebration of Songs and Stories for Children at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host an all-day Father’s Day Family Barbeque beginning at 11:30 a.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • 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.

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