No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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 host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

 

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The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence Highlights A Big Musical Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall officially arrived this week and what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with music. There are so many concerts this week in the 88th Assembly District, from the White Plains Jazz Festival to the Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe, that it will be difficult to choose just one.

The biggest musical event, however, will occur in New Rochelle on Sunday when The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will take place at the Bandshell in Hudson Park at noon. I am sponsoring the concert, along with the City of New Rochelle, as part of a nationwide series of concerts aimed at bringing attention to the unprecedented level of gun violence in this country. Please join us in New Rochelle Sunday afternoon and then head over to Scarsdale, where the music will continue at The Scarsdale Congregational Church.

Join me and take a stand against gun violence. I hope to see you in New Rochelle, Scarsdale and at some of the other concerts this weekend.

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 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host a Healthy and Active Life Line Screening. Visit lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Literature Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Sarah Bracey White, who is the director of arts and culture for the Town of Greenburgh, will share her coming-of-age memoir. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.

    Sarah Bracey White

    Sarah Bracey White

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its three-day book swap from 1-8:30 p.m. The swap will continue on Friday (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m-3 p.m.) Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 8 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The St. John’s Wilmot Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold an indoor tag sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit stjohnswilmot.com/ for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) Jazz Faculty Quartet will host a jazz workshop at 6:30 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The ADL in Westchester will host its Building Bridges Toward Justice Gala at the Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special performance by the Mount Vernon Interfaith Choir. Visit adl.org/adlinwestchester2016 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will screen “Rooted in Peace”, a documentary by Greg Reitman about the world in which we live. Reitman will be on hand following the film for a Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.org 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 ArtsFest will kick off a weekend-long festival featuring art exhibits, open studios, live music and dance, films, a classic car show, all of which will celebrate the arts in New Rochelle and Pelham. There are nearly three dozen events over the course of the three-day festival. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Fall Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

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    Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet

  • The JCC of MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Avenue) will present “World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens” as he discusses the world after Brexit, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Bart Tesoriero and The Art of Brooklyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will hold a wine and cheese tasting at 7 p.m. on the library’s new reading patio at 7 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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 Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions from 5-7 p.m. Contact band director Thanos Kokkalas at kokkalas@me.com or call 347-701-6211 for more information.
  • The Wartburg Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wartburg Historic Campus (1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon). There will be food, entertainment, shopping and more. Visit wartburg.org/event/wartburg-fall-festival/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live”. You can explore the mansion and experience guided tours for free between noon and 4 p.m. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/?no-ist= for your free ticket.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Louis and Ella in Concert”, a musical tribute to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will present “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again on Sunday (1 and 4:30 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Taylor Dayne, Expose and Betty Dee of Sweet Sensation, who have combined for more than 30 Top-100 Billboard hits. Visit gpfny.org/event/concert2016/ for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will present a Melanoma Symposium at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8:15 a.m.-noon. Skin safety, screening and melanoma prevention will be discussed. Visit aimatmelanoma.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital (55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville) will host a parent and baby fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit nyplawrence.org for more information.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Visit parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/saxon-woods-garage-sale for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Selichot, a program of forgiveness. Theatre Dybbuk, a Jewish theatrical arts and education program, will present a journey of personal connections and forgiveness beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will conduct a double-reed making workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will celebrate Art House Movie Day by showing “Time Bandits” at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Time Bandits

    Time Bandits

  • The Source International African Jazz Band will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Intergenerational Concert will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. as part of New Rochelle ArtsFest. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Tutti Bravi Productions will present Spirits and Souls: Voices From the Trinity Burial Grounds at 4 p.m. at The New Rochelle Public Library. It’s a series of monologues from 18th and 19th-century New Rochelle natives who are buried at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Church. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.
  • The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host the 37th annual Wheelchair Games from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit burke.org.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Arts at Five Anderson (Five Anderson Street, New Rochelle) will open its studios from noon until 4 p.m. to allow the artists in residency to display their current works. Artists include Meredith Degyansky, Brandy Bajalia, Wade Schaming, Victoria Estok, Stephanie Spitz and Thiago Goncalves. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • grow! Lincoln Park fifth annual Arts and Culture Fest – Arts in the Park will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-6 p.m. There will be music, food and more. Visit facebook.com/growlincolnpark for more information.

 Sunday

  • The New Rochelle Concert Across America To End Gun Violence will take place at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle from noon-5 p.m. I will be hosting the concert in conjunction with the City of New Rochelle. Visit concertacrossamerica.org/ for more information.
  • Pianist Gwhyneth Chen will perform at The Scarsdale Congregational Church (One Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Visit scc-ucc.org/index.php/music/concert-series for more information.

    Gwhyneth Chen

    Gwhyneth Chen

  • 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 third annual Eastchester 5K run will take place at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Visit eastchester5k.org for more information.
  • The 9th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) and end at New Rochelle High School. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and The Taconic Opera will perform at The Westchester Music Conservatory (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Car Show will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host the Shofar Factory Family Fun Day from noon-1:30 p.m. Make your own shofar and celebrate the holiday in style. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will host a Scarecrow Festival at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the Scarsdale Pool (311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale). Children and adults can create their own life-size scarecrows. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Jazz and Food Festival will conclude with a day-long lineup of musical acts and food on Mamaroneck Avenue between Martine Avenue and Mitchell Place (White Plains) from noon-5:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org.
  • James Coll, a professor at Hofstra University and the founder of ChangeNYS.org, will speak at the JCC MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) about the 2016 election cycle. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at noon. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a reception for the 101st Annual Open Juried Show at the New Rochelle Public Library from 5:15-7 p.m. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Larry Newcomb Quartet will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 3-4:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will take place at 10 a.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains). Visitcom/barrywalks for more information.

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