New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival Highlights Big Musical Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s already mid-July and it seems as if the summer is speeding by. Don’t let it pass you by, though, without enjoying everything there is to see in the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District. The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival highlights a week of concerts in the area.

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 group Gunsmoke will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • 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. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will celebrate its founding by French Huguenots with a 10 a.m. Bastille Day ceremony, sponsored by the New Rochelle Sister City Committee, at City Hall (515 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Huguenots

    Huguenots

  • The annual New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will kick off with a performance by Ras Chemash Lamed at Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton St., New Rochelle). Italian pianist Nico Morelli is also scheduled to perform. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue the 2016 Summer Israel Film Series with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Partner With the Enemy”, an inspiring story of the relationship between two women, one Israeli the other Palestinian. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its Cinema Sotto le Stelle Series beginning with an 8:30 p.m. showing of “Se Dio Vuole”. Bring your own chair and be in Depot Square early to get a seat. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The city of White Plains will host T-Bone as part of its neighborhood nights series at Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue and Harmon Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Petting Zoo and Shaun the Sheep will be at Gardella Park (Ferris Avenue, White Plains) at 4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains, ArtsWestchester and the White Plains Performing Arts Center have joined together once again to present Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s production is “As You Like It” and will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains). Visit wppac.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will continue at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) when the Brian Carter Quartet and Nico Morelli perform at 8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an Opening Reception for its “Faculty and Student Showcase” exhibit, which will run through Aug. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Willy Wonka Junior as part of its Summer Theatre Academy production series. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will kick off its Summer Movie Series with a showing of Toy Story at 8:30 p.m. Visit gpfny.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host a free Game and Grill Night. Bring
    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    some food to share or enjoy the free burgers and hot dogs while playing board and lawn games. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.

  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “The Music of Strangers” beginning with a 1 p.m. show. There will also be shows at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. with shows throughout the weekend. The film chronicles the story of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the international music collective founded by the legendary cellist. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival continues with a full day of music at Ruby Dee Park on the Library Green. Scheduled to appear are Jazmyn (noon), The Rocky Middleton Trio (2 p.m.), Blue Haze with special gust Tasty Mike Murphy (5-7 p.m.), KJ Denhart (7-9 p.m.) and the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (9-10:30 p.m.). Gil Paris will receive the New Rochelle Jazz Festival Award at Jolo’s Kitchen (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle). He will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

    Tasty Mike Murphy

    Tasty Mike Murphy

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are encouraged to participate. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Empire Strikes Back Concert will take place at The County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. DMX, Swizz Beats, The Lox, Drag-On, and Sean Cross are scheduled to perform. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform in the main dining room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host a breakfast with playwright and author Delia Ephron at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival concludes with late-afternoon and evening performances at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green. Avalanche (4-5 p.m.), Adam Weber Jeruvian Latin Jazz Quintet (5-7 p.m.), Brian Carter Quartet featuring Nico Morelli (7-8 p.m.) and INTZ featuring Ken Geoffrey (9-10:30 p.m.) are all scheduled to perform.
    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

  • The Humane Society of Westchester (70 Portman Road, New Rochelle) will host its 16th annual Dog Wash Fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will announce the winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Competitions at a reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

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

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Enjoying The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the last full weekend of April and the weather has finally begun to cooperate making it actually feel like spring. There are so many ways to enjoy what figures to be a spectacular weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Get out and enjoy everything that out cities, towns and villages have to offer.

I’d also like to wish those who are celebrating to have a very happy Passover, which begins this weekend as well.

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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Curator’s Talk at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Fashion and Femininity in Gilded Age America. Claire McRee and Sarah Pickman, curators of Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow- Pell Collection, will lead the discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House will present a screening of “Racing Extinction”, which draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species, at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion with Natalie Cash, Executive Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre Season kicks off with a production of “Batboy The Musical”. The show is based on a 1992 issue of the Weekly World News that featured a “batboy” on the cover. It’s a dark musical comedy that tells the story of a half-bat, half-boy who seeks love and acceptance from a backwoods town that must face demons of their own. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Batboy

    The Batboy

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

 FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Bronxville resident Sal Casabianca and Yonkers resident Peter C. North will be performing. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • 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
    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Clothing Closet Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lee Corbett at lcorbett@reformedchurch.org or visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 35th annual Spring Westchester County Home Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 11a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • Pop artist Michael Albert will be at the Eastchester Public Library at 2 p.m. to discuss his form of art, which includes creating collages out of cereal boxes. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Business Improvement is hosting a screening of The Jungle Book at Cinema De Lux (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 10 a.m. Visit wpbid.com/events/april-23-earth-weekend-free-showing-jungle-book for more information.jb
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a workshop entitled “Men Talking to Boys: Tackling Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. The workshop, which is presented by African American Men of Westchester, focuses on recognizing and preventing domestic violence. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Take It Or Leave It (TILI) Shed will open for the season at 9 a.m. at the Gedney Recycling Yard on Gedney Way. Residents are able to leave households items in good condition while taking others. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamen Animal Hospital (61 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle).  Call 914-632-1269 to schedule a required appointment.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a Humane Education Forum at 10:30 a.m. The Humane Society of Westchester will be on hand with volunteers and the doggie ambassador to discuss the humane treatment of animals. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual “Woman of the Year” and “Distinguished Community Service Award” ceremony at 5 p.m. Bronxville resident Dee Sorenson will receive the “Woman of the Year” Award while Eastchester residents Margaret and Anthony Colavita will be honored with the Community Service Award. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Sándor Szabó as he performs on the church’s new Steinway D piano from 3-5 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) is collecting gently used items from 2-4 p.m. for its annual tag sale, which will take place on May 22. Contact Darren Lee at copyusany@aol.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Larks will perform at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 3 p.m. The Larks is an accomplished group of 22 women from Pelham and the surrounding communities who sing a cappella. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

    larks

    The Pelham Larks

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Fashion Studio Open House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in its brand new studio. The program subscribes to The New England Fashion+Design Association’s curriculum and draws on both the deep rich traditions perfected in European Couture Houses and as well from contemporary design techniques. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

MONDAY

  • The Journal News will be hosting a 7 p.m. debate at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) titled “Should New York Allow Aid in Dying?” I will participate in the debate, which is the result of legislation that I have authored that would allow terminally ill adults to die with dignity. The event is free. Reserve your seat at tickets.lohud.com/e/aid-in-dying-debate.

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