Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Dear friends and neighbors,

We kick off the holiday season this week with Thanksgiving. I hope everyone enjoys celebrating this uniquely American holiday with family and friends.

After the holiday, be sure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. 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 Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 11:30 a.m. in Congregational Hall. All are welcome and volunteers are needed. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 5K New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk will kick off at 8:45 a.m. on Hamilton Avenue. Visit newroturkeytrot.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Santa Smells”. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will also present “Made in Puerto Rico”, a comedy written, directed and performed by Elizardi Castro, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Thanksgiving Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1-7 p.m. The show will also run on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Department of Public Works (15 Marble Road, Tuckahoe) will host “Get Acquainted With Your DPW Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be demonstrations, environmental programs and more. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • John James and Laura Merrill will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host Irish Heritage Day 2017 from 2-8 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks, entertainment and more. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Remember to visit all the local shops in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There will be free parking all day in White Plains. Visit https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-initiatives/small-business-saturday for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Civic Association will host the Pelham Half Marathon and 10K. The start and finish line is on Harmon Avenue in front of the gazebo. Check-in starts at 6 a.m. Visit pelhamhalf.com for more information.
  • Butterflies From Jodie will host its 17th annual cocktail party benefitting the Jodie Torigian Charitable Fund at Wykagyl Country Club (1195 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit butterfliesfromjodie.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square from 10 a.m. – 4p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New York Metro Reptile Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.

    The Reptile Expo at The County Center

  • New Rochelle city historian Barbara Davis will present an overview of New Rochelle’s history at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 3-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Lecturer Richard Knox will host “The Great American Songbook Part II” at the Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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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Enjoying The Holiday Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It will be a long Independence Day holiday weekend for many of us and what better way to spend it than by enjoying all events happening in the 88th Assembly District. 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 White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Cruise Control will perform this week. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information

    Hannah Gill and the Hours

  • The Westchester Band concert series returns with a 7:30 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Municipal Pool (311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale). There will also be a fireworks show. Visit scarsdale.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. Hannah Gill and the Hours will perform. Visit wpbid.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.

FRIDAY

  • The City of White Plains will hold its Independence Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) beginning with a 7:30 p.m. concert by Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tramps Like Us. Fireworks will follow. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • 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 Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Star-Spangled Shabbat Service” at 6:15 p.m. featuring music of the American and Jewish experience to help celebrate Independence Day. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) continues its EPL Film Series with a 1:30 presentation of “A Sense of an Ending”. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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 at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Ground Floor Co-Working Gallery (547 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host an opening reception for “All I See is Red: A Themed Exhibit Curated By Lisa Post” from 1-3 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.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.

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

Braving A Cold January Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We have the chance to enjoy a three-day holiday weekend as January reaches its midpoint so why not go out and enjoy all the wonderful events taking place in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of things to see and do in our cities, towns and villages, from music and lectures to cultural events and movies.

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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Pontormo and Bronzino: Hidden Masters of the Late Renaissance”, a discussion about the two painters who produced some of thsophiee most beautiful paintings ever created, at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Paint Nite, an opportunity to indulge your creative side. The painting begins at 8 p.m. but there will be wine and cheese at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Temple Beth-El Sisterhood (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its first Wine & Cheese Evening Book Club event of the new year at 7:30 p.m. The book is Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Contemporary International Cinema – A Look at Food & Family in Comedies & Dramas” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host The Fort Wayne Mad Ants at the Westchester County Center in White Plains in a 7 p.m. matchup. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Coalition for Mutual Respect Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner and Service will take place at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Shabbat Service and Gospel Music at 7:45 p.m. Reverend Dr. Stephen W. Pogue of the Greater Centennial AME Zion Church in Mount Vernon, will be the guest speaker.
  • The White Plains Sports Card Show “Winter Extravaganza” will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Visit nyshows.org/white-plains-show/future-show/ for more information.

    White Plains Winter Card Show

    White Plains Winter Card Show

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its “Brown Bag Lunch Meeting” at noon at NR Future (247 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship With Singer/Songwriter A’Leithia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • Funky Friday returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. The area’s premier after-work mixer will feature a live funk band that will play throughout the evening. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (One Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a Senior Benefits Information Center from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Trained volunteers will be on hand to instruct senior citizens about which benefits they may be entitled to receive. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its film series, showing Deepwater Horizon, at 1:30 p.m. The film chronicles the 2010 oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The film will be shown again at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The San Lorenzo Complex”, a discussion about the parish church used by the Medici family, at 10:30 a.m. Come back to the WICC at 2 p.m. for “Pizza, Pizza, Pizza”, a chance to make your own pizza dough and pie. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Mustard’s Retreat plus The Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. & Matt Watroba. It’s an eclectic blend of old and new music along with some storytelling. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.

    Mustard's Retreat

    Mustard’s Retreat

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Shakespeare In Church” at 1:30 p.m. The acclaimed Red Monkey Theatre Group will perform Much Ado About Nothing. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hairspray”, the big and bold Broadway musical that won eight Tony Awards, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Stage 2 Productions will bring “2nd Night Stand: Back For More” to the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com 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.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an artist talk and closing reception for the Remedy Exhibition at 4 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will hold its MLK Service Day Diaper Packaging Event from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Playland Job Fair will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be on-the-spot interviews for the first 300 applicants. The available positions are seasonal. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Beth-El Volunteer Day will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) with a pancake breakfast. Learn about homelessness in the community before going out and volunteering. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Trumpet player Bill Owens and organist Craig Williams will perform at The Asbury United Methodbhist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. as part of the Music at Asbury series. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Public Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will celebrate Black History Month with an interactive reading of the book, “Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box” written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “From Chaos to Peace: Thriving as a Caregiver for a Person with Dementia” from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its film series, showing Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, at 1:30 p.m. The 1967 comedy/drama stars Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

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