Enjoying The Holidays In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish a happy and sweet New Year to everyone who is celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Enjoy the holiday and all the things there are to do and see in the 88th Assembly District.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. 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 Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • Author Stephen O’Connor will discuss Franz Kafka’s “A Country Doctor” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (1 Generoso Pope place, Tuckahoe) Film Series will highlight actress Sophia Loren in Arabesque at 7:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Movie Matinee Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Going in Style” starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Clubmen will celebrate their 58th anniversary with a 6:30 p.m. gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit westchesterclubmen.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 Bartow-BartowPell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party and Celebration in honor of the new floor covering in the entrance hall at 6:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation will host The St. Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square beginning at 6 p.m. The festival will also run throughout the weekend until 7 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live music, Italian entertainment and food plus much more. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “An Evening with Marquis de Lafayette” on the lawn of The Marble School House (390 California Road, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. There will be cocktails, a dinner. Visit

    Dina Vero

    eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. The Rob Garris Birthday Bash will also take place from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The WESTCOP Night of Champions will take place from 7 p.m.-midnight at the Holy Trinity Greek Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle). Charlene Blackwood, Annie Blay, Alvin Clayton, Gwen Clayton, Pamela Davis, Dr. Ralph Essien, Rev. Allan Paul Weaver and Carla Woolbright will be honored. Contact Benita Hamlett 914-636-3050 or Angela Farrish 914-636-7050 ext. 201 afarrish@nrmha.org for more information.
  • Friday is Car Free Day in the Hudson Valley. Leave your car home and join the worldwide movement to celebrate sustainable transportation on Car Free Day. Visit hudsonvalleycarfreeday.com 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 jazz flutist Eric Thomas for a 1 p.m. concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • New Rochelle’s second annual REALLY BIG RELAY will take place at The New Rochelle YMCA (50 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) pool from 10 a.m.-noon. This year’s event will benefit the Y’s Annual Support Campaign, which provides program scholarships for children and their families. Visit nrymca.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “GirlAgain Doll Lunchbox” at 11 a.m. Help your child prepare their doll for the new school year with its own lunchbox. Decorate it and a water bottle to show off her style and craft lunch

    Story Pirates at WPPAC

    food items for your doll to enjoy. Visit girlagain.com for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Day Live, a nationwide program offering free admission to museums for the day. There will be guided tours of the mansion, the grounds and the carriage house. Tickets can be downloaded at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place at The Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Story Pirates, a nationally respected media and education organization celebrating the words and ideas of young people at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com 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.

SUNDAY

  • 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 Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Jewish Learning Lab Alzheimer’s Walk at SUNY Purchase (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase) beginning with a 9-a.m. registration. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester 5K Run/Walk will kick off at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Eastchester Historical Society Restoration Fund and the Tuckahoe/Eastchester Girl Scout Cabin Fund. Visit runsignup.com/Race/NY/Eastchester/Eastchester5k for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will present the Tutti Bravi Production of “Anne Hutchinson: A Musical Drama” at 3 p.m. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.

    Anne Hutchinson

  • Cabaret artist Diana Templeton will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Avenue, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Garth Road Inn (96 Garth Road, Scarsdale) will have a live Irish music session from 6-8 p.m. Visit garthroadinn.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Authors Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • Katya Grineva will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 5-9 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will hold a jazz brunch featuring a performance by Chris Brown at 11:30 a.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.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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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.

 

 

Music, Movies and Much, Much More In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend we have ahead of us here in the 88th Assembly District. There is so much to do and see, from music and dancing to lectures and movies. So if you’re planning on heading out and enjoying the expected mild weather this weekend, plan on staying local and taking in all the sights and sounds our cities, towns and villages 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.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) continues its “Coffeehouse” series with performances from musicians Stephen Clair and Miles East beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a special guest performance by Lily Ellinghaus. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League will square off against the Westchester Knicks at the County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit westchesterknicks.com 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 Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • Singer/songwriter Zev Haber will perform at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 10:30 a.m. The popular children’s performer has sold-out shows throughout the area. Tickets are free but are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Zev Haber

    Zev Haber

  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform in the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Alvin & Friends will also host a Tango Night featuring Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia from 7:30-11:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) is hosting a Legislative Breakfast focusing on “Children and Youth”. Visit http://bit.ly/LegBreakfast2016 for more information.
  • International makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift will be at Blue Mercury (49 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to discuss beauty tips and more. Refreshments will be served. Call 914-779-0009 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also host its latest program “Cook By The Book”, a program that shares thematic recipes, from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Winter Succulent Garden Terrarium Workshop from 12-2 p.m. Make a garden under glass and take it home. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Songs for Seeds of Scarsdale will put on a concert at The Westchester (Mall) in White Plains at noon. Songs for Seeds was named as the “Best Music Class” by New York Magazine. Visit songsforseeds.com/scarsdale for more information.
  • The Ailey Arts in Education and Community Programs will present a dancing exhibition of modern, West African and jazz as part of the Black History Month celebration at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Auditorium (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Camille Edwards-Thomas (914-576-4500) or Candace Pinn (914-712-8128) for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Fiddling in February: A Book Launch Concert and Square Dance from 7-10 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The jazz duo Jazmyn will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information. shame
  • The Scarsdale Library’s adult book club will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “Shame and the Captives”, the story of a WWII prisoner of war camp in Australia. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • A concert of chamber works by composer William Eckfeld will take place at The White Plains Library from 2-4 p.m. Several chamber groups are scheduled to perform. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League will square off against the Westchester Knicks at the County Center in White Plains at 1 p.m. to complete a two-game series. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host an “Owl Prowl” at 8:30 a.m. Jack Rothman of City Island Birds will lead the search for Great Horned, Saw-whet, Long-eared and Barred Owls, which are often found near the mansion this time of year. Dress warmly. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will show the film “Billy Strayhorn: A Lush Life” in the Ossie Davis Theater at 4 p.m. as part of its Black History Month celebration. The film tells the story of the great African-American composer. Director Robert Levi will also be on hand for a Q&A. Visit nrpl.org for more information.strayhornhometop
  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an afternoon of tasting crepes, singing French songs and playing interactive games. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.

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