A Full Swing Spring Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Spring is in full swing and it looks like we’ve finally gotten over those last few rough weeks of winter. It’s time to celebrate by taking advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There are movies, concerts, sporting events, tours and much more taking place.

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 conclude its 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Colin McKnight is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy will be at the Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book series. Visit stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue its Art of Teaching Film Series with a presentation of Tested, a documentary about a group of students attempting to pass an admissions test, at 5 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pianists Elena Belli and Delana Thomsen will present “Suite Songs” in a 7 p.m. performance at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School as part of the HB Artist Series. Suite Songs are works written for two pianos by Franz Liszt and Dmitri Shostakovich. Visit hbms.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 Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce will host its Person/Organization of the Year Award dinner at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Judy Fix of Cornell’s Hardware Store will be honored this year along with The Eastchester Italian-American Citizens Club. Visit etcoc.com for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family”.
  • The White Plains Fire Department and The Westchester Medical Center will host a forum on fire safety and the prevention of common burns at The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) from 7-9 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series kicks off with an

    The Bronx Opera Company

    Argentinian film entitled “Chinese Take-Out” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of a lonely shop owner fascinated with bizarre worldwide news. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Bronx Opera Company for a 3 p.m. performance. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The First Friday Music and Trolley Tour returns to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (295 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Kenn Morr Band will perform from 6-8 p.m. The trolley will make an hourly loop that will run through City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “First Friday with Jazmyn” at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Toney Toni and the Gang – Bronxville (70 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be hosting a Tucker Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, highlighting the latest in silk blouses and dresses. Call 914-793-0737 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will present a “Phil Ochs Night” at the United Memorial Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Ochs’ political protest songs were staples of the 1960s. Scheduled to perform are Kim and Reggie Harris, Brother Sun, Emma’s Revolution, John Flynn, Sharon Katz, Hudson Valley Sally and Sonny Ochs. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host an American Girl Kit’s East Basket event at 11 a.m. Make sweet Easter treats like they did in the 1930s. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Kids in a Kitchen” at 2 p.m. Families can get hands-on experience in cooking and baking classes. This month’s class will focus on Ravioli alla Nutella. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host its annual “Reelies Film Festival”, a dinner and celebration of the best films made by Sarah Lawrence students, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Wet Felting Workshop from 2-5 p.m. Learn about

    ArtsWestchester Graffiti Event

    one of the most ancient methods of creating cloth. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “From the Streets: An Exhibition of Urban Art” from 4-8 p.m. The reception/program will celebrate urban art at its finest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will play host to Undiscovered Realm Comic Con from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. There will also be a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 p.m. Visit undiscoveredcon.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its annual Midnight Run, a volunteer effort to distribute food, clothing, blankets and more to the homeless in New York City, at 9 p.m. Contact Michael Dvorkin at 914-433-4850 for information or to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • Undiscovered Realm Comic Con will continue at The Westchester County Center, running from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit undiscoveredcon.com for more information.
  • Noted voice actor Alan Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” at 2 p.m. at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.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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No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April has arrived and there is plenty to do and see in the 88th Assembly District to help ring in the new month. Music, dances, discussions and galas are on the calendar in our cities, towns and villages this weekend so please take advantage of everything our local organizations 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Awards Gala will be held at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Visit nredfund.org/events for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) spring theater season kicks off with a production of “Marisol” at 7 p.m. The show runs through Saturday evening with all performances scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pianists Delana Thomsen and Elena Belli Perform “Ceci et Cela” (This ‘n That) at Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Delana Thomsen

    Delana Thomsen

  • Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present Alvin and Arlen’s Double Header Bring-on-Spring Paint and Sip IntoxiKate Event: A paint party with painting tips from artist Alvin Clayton and drinks created by Arlen Gargagliano. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.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 (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host First Friday! Music and Trolley from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The folk group Hawthorne will perform while the trolley will make an hour loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to the museum to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College will co-host, along with the American Physical Society, the Art and Physics Symposium from 1-5 p.m. Speakers from Sarah Lawrence, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bard, Vassar, Harvard, and the National Institute of Standards, as well as Nebula-award winning science fiction author Catherine Asaro, will highlight the event. The symposium will continue Saturday from 8:30 a.m. through noon. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/events for more information.

    Catherine Asaro

    Catherine Asaro

  • Pelham High School’s production of “Anything Goes” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamschools.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host “The Friends Monthly BIG Book Sale” and again on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Canadian Brass, one of the world’s most popular international brass ensembles, will perform at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present a reading of “Dante – Part I” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “The Mighty Winds of Hoff-Barthelson: An Introduction to the Woodwind Family of Instruments for Young Children” at 6:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a workshop for non-profit organizations entitled “Grants – How to Get Them and Then What?” from 1-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss returns to Alvin and Friends Restaurant and will perform in the main dining room from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hats Off To the Eastchester Historical Society Event will take place at Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant (431 White Plains Road, Eastchester). There will be raffles and 10 percent of every dinner check will be donated to the Society. Visit mickeyspillanes.com for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fisher Avenue parking lot. The shredder is available to residents only and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Eastchester School Foundation will present Casino Royale at Leewood Golf Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. The ESF enriches the lives of children through technology, academics, athletics and the arts. Visit eastchesterschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Maine Red Claws and the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will square off in a 5 p.m. matchup at the County Center in White Plains. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • Los Boricuas of Comedy will perform at the White Plains Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College will host “Arts and the Inside: Incarceration and Expression Through Writing, Film and Dance” from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the world of mass incarceration, which will include a discussion led by Ted Conover, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pelham Boy Scout Troop 1 will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a dinner at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). Contact Robin Ten Eyck at rteneyck1@verizon.net for more information.pelamscouts
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host an Italian cooking class for children at 2 p.m. This week’s class will focus on making ravioli with Nutella. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host eight artists as they present “HER Stories”, a program that highlights the strength, wisdom and perseverance of the female human spirit, at 6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero returns to Alvin and Friends Restaurant and will perform in the main dining room from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host a Summer Music & Arts Program/Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The annual Scarsdale Sports Swap will take place at the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is sponsored by the Scarsdale PT Council. Gently used sporting goods items, musical instruments, bikes and formal wear can be donated. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be dropped off on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m. Write to Nancy Aresu at nancyaresu@gmail.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum at the White Plains Library on the healthcare crisis in the United States. I will be part of the program, speaking along with Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal. “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”, a 38-minute film, will also be shown. The program is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Visit lwvw.org for more information.
  • The chamber ensemble Musicora will perform at the Bronxville Public Library at 4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue) will host a reception for its artist of the month at 2 p.m. Art works are for sale and the reception is free. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Eleftherios Eleftheriadis and Georgios Theodoridis will perform “From the Byzantine ‘Echos’ to the Ottoman ‘Makam’” at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 4 p.m. It’s a production of Byzantine Chant and Ottoman and Turkish music. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. Violinist Peggy Klinger and pianist Gerald Robbins are scheduled to perform. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Gerald Robbins/Peggy Klinger

    Gerald Robbins/Peggy Klinger

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Jews Around the World series with this month’s installment focusing on Latin America. The program begins at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Abe Simon Memorial Team Race will kick off at 9:15 a.m. in front of Scarsdale High School on Brewster Road. There are 15K and four-mile races. Day-of-race registration is available between 8-8:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) 44th Anniversary Dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Among those being honored will be Amy and Paul Heller and Michelle and Daniel Gewanter. Visit yisny.org for more information.

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