The Holiday Season Is In Full Swing In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now the holiday season is in full swing. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love spending it with friends and family. What better way to enjoy their company than to take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer.

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 Sarah Lawrence College Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue with a 6 p.m. discussion led by author Stephen O’Connor entitled “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings”. The presentation will take place at Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and duets of popular seasonal classics at St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 7 p.m. Visit nps/gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Community Advisory Board Breakfast at The People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville) at 9 a.m. I will be one of the featured speakers and I will discuss the problem of child marriage in New York State. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Bronx River Watershed Summit will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is the inaugural event to promote projects that preserve, improve and restore the Bronx River. Visit bronxriverwatershedsummit.eventbrite.com for more information.

    The Bronx River

    The Bronx River

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its 2016 Holiday Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Memorial Plaza (6 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its fourth annual Water & Wine celebration at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Israel’s wine revolution and speak with an Israeli wine expert. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host New York University professor Ralph Buultjens as he discusses “The New President’s Inbox” at 7:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “An Appreciation of Color and Light”, the second installment of its Understanding Italian Renaissance Paintings series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will be holding a “Friends Huge Book Sale” from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “The Song Is You” as part of its Jazz Vocal Workshop Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. MJ Territo will be the guest vocalist. Visit hbs.org for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from noon to 6 p.m. Shop from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Military and their immediate families receive free admission with proper ID. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be delicious food, shopping and home-baked goods. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Holiday First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Hometown Holiday Tree Lightning will take place at 5 p.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker at The Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will turn a vacant storefront into Santa’s North Pole Workshop (118 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-2 p.m.). Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Community Shabbat/Service Dinner” beginning with a 6 p.m. service. The dinner is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Moshe Halbertal, the scholar-in-residence at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will speak about the Jewish Democratic State and Israel Between Nationalism, Religion and Democracy at 7:45 p.m. The presentation will be preceded by services and a dinner. Visit www.bethelnr.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host its annual Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights celebration from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “Two Medici Women”, which is the story of two powerful women, Caterina, who became the Queen of France over unbelievable hardships, and the last Medici woman, Anna Maria Luisa, and her gift to Florence, at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The St. Lawrence College 13-member A Capella Group will perform seasonal classics at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Family Day Make A Gift Fair will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will also meet at the library at 12:30 p.m. to share recipes and sample new dishes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host its annual Holiday Music Festival and Boutique from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be shopping, food, music and more. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Donnie Bosco will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off the December Holiday Season with a celebration of Holiday Trees Past-Present-Future. Visitors can view the trees from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday and on other special occasions through Dec. 31. The museum will also host Holiday Family Day: Santa and Sing-Alongs on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will light up luminaries around Pelham Town Hall and The Daronco House at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Light Up Pelham (LUP) program. LUP brings attention to the needs of those in need of food in Westchester County. Food collected over the last month will be donated to Hope Community Food Services in New Rochelle at the ceremony. Visit jppelham.org for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will perform The Nutcracker at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and then again at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s annual Christmas Wreath and Boutique Sale will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OLPH School (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor). Santa will also be available for photos on Sunday. Visit olph-pelhammanor.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Winterfest will kick off in Depot Square from 5-8 p.m. There will be a tree lighting, food, ice skating much more. The Winterfest continues Sunday from noon- 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Person, Place Thing with Randy Cohen – An Interview With Max Krohn”. Cohen, the author of The Ethicist column in The New York Times weekly magazine, will tape an interview with Krohn, a Scarsdale High grad, who was the co-founder of TheSpark.com, SparkNotes.com and OkCupid.com. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.cb
  • The 53rd annual Westchester Musician’s Guild Young Artist Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Kol Ami Synagogue (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Dinner Theatre Evening Featuring The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus and Quartets” at 6 p.m. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble School House (388 California Road, Eastchester). There is also a Santa Stop at Gazebo Park and a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville), along with Ballet Arts/ The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester, will host An Elegant Holiday Luncheon and an Afternoon of Song and Dance at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Celebrate Hanukkah Story Time at 2 p.m. A free ticket will be given out 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 1:30 p.m. about how, when and why to speak to your kids about money. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights” at 4 p.m. at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street). There will be carolers, music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library Writer’s Center Festival of Writing will take place from 11 a.m.5 p.m. Twenty-six local authors will be featured. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • White Plains Hospital will be hosting a blood drive at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will also host Scarsdale resident and former New York City police officer Thomas Ruskin as part of the Brotherhood Breakfast. Ruskin will discuss being a NYPD officer and the progression of policing from the 1980s through today. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host its second annual Community Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations of gently used children’s books, gently used children’s clothing, baby shampoo, lotion, wipes and more are needed and can be donated. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show “Fight For Justice: David and Me” at 2 p.m. It’s a documentary about friendship and a fight for freedom. Visit jccmw.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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Lectures, Movies, Music And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

From “Octoberfest” to Revolutionary War re-enactments, this weekend should prove to be entertaining and exciting in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages are hosting a wide variety of events that are sure to appeal to everyone.

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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present an advance screening of “Coming Through the Rye”, a coming of age story, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a discussion with director James Sadwith and actor Alex Wolff. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Gianni Rivera

    Gianni Rivera

  • The Westchester County Board of Elections will host a “Register to Vote” drive at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Musical Opening Tea” at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Italian soccer legend Gianni Rivera as he discusses his autobiography from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 

FRIDAY

  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a “Girl’s Night Out” at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of shopping, makeup and psychic readings. Visit themanorclubofpelham.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 Pelham Library’s 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead” at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham). Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Heathers, The Musical” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door annual fall luncheon will take place at The Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a “Historic Music and Candlelight Cemetery Tour” from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the silent-film classic “Nosferatu” with a live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars at 9 p.m. as part of The Friday Night Fright Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

  • The Tattoo Expo will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 3 p.m.-midnight and again on Saturday (noon-midnight) and Sunday (noon- 8 p.m.). Visit westchestertattoocon.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Sing Out Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. The service is for anyone of any age. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (562 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a “Now Generation Youth Network Night” from 7:30-9 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host Vincent Daquino for an adult evening of storytelling at The Marble Schoolhouse (388 California Road Bronxville) as he reads excerpts from his book “Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley An Investigative Journey” from 7-9 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will be speaking at The Scarsdale League of Women Voters Fall Food for Thought luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale, N.Y.). Visit lwvs.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

 SATURDAY

  • Stephen Tharp will perform on the Ingram-Hele-Willis Organ at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 6:30 p.m. as part of the church’s Music Concert Series. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • 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 Pelham Children’s Center will host the annual Pumpkin Festival and 5K Race beginning with check-in at 7:15 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue & Michael Schwerner Way (in Pelham). There will also be a kid’s fun run and The Pumpkin Festival at the Daronco Townhouse and Gazebo. Visit pelhamchildrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Girl Scout Troop 1662 will host a multi-family yard sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 210 First Avenue, Pelham.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host “Octoberfest” at The Fisherman’s Net of Pelham (129 6th Avenue, Pelham) from 4-8 p.m. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Discover Bartow-Pell Day as part of Open House New York Weekend. Admission to the museum and mansion is free from noon-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “The Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment”, commemorating the 1776 Battle of Pell’s Point, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The FARE Walk for Food Allergy will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) beginning at 1 p.m. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Visit foodallergywalk.org/westchester2016 for more information.

    Medici Dynasty Lecture

    Medici Dynasty Lecture

  • The St. John’s Wilmot Church of New Rochelle’s choir will perform at the Wartburg Adult Care Community (1 Station Place, Mount Vernon) from 2-4 p.m. Visit stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Medici Dynasty: The Role of the Renaissance Woman” from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Post Office (29 Chase Road) will be accepting passport applications from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. If you wish to get a passport you need to bring an original birth certificate, a passport-sized photo and a valid driver’s license or other form of photo identification. Visit travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-2p.m. There will be food, games, music and more. Visit newrochelleumc.org for more information.
  • American Legion Post No. 8 (112 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a 50s Sock-Hop Fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Call E.J. Kearns at 914-424-5732 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Global Harmonies Series when fiddler Finbar Kantor performs at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org 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.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Rotary Club of the Pelhams will host “Tastings XII”, a fundraiser to support children in need locally and around the world, from 4-7 p.m. at Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Road, Pelham). Visit pelhamrotary.com for more information.
  • YoFiFest, the Yonkers Film Festival, will kick off at The New Rochelle Public Library with a double feature, “East of Eden” and “Viva Zapata”, both of which directed by Elia Kazan, who grew up in New Rochelle. The show begins at 1 p.m. There will be films at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville) and the Picture House in Pelham on Monday and Tuesday, vivarespectively, though the festival continues in Yonkers through the 23rd. Visit yofifest.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the documentaries “Primary” and “Crisis a Presidential Commitment” along with commentary from 3-5 p.m. The presentation follows President John Kennedy through real-life events, including his primary battle with Hubert Humphrey and his clash with Alabama governor George Wallace. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will take place at Manhattanville College (2900 Street, Purchase) at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. This is a wonderful event just outside my district that raises money and awareness for a very important cause. Visit http://tinyurl.com/z9dn6rr for more information.

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