Another Big Holiday Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish all who are celebrating, a very Merry Christmas. Remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. If you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

WEDNESDAY

  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market will kick off at 11 a.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. There will be shopping, entertainment, food, and more. The Winterfest will run until 7 p.m. Gospel singer Monica Judkins will perform at 12:30 p.m. while The Tappan Zee Bridgemen, a marching band, will perform from 5-7 p.m. Wild Sea Salt with chef Lisa Caccamise will give a cooking demonstration at noon. Visit wpbid.com for more information.

 THURSDAY

  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. The Forever Young Singers will perform from 1-2 p.m. followed by the Archbishop Stepinac High School Choir from 4-5 p.m. The Deidre O’Mara School of Irish Dance will perform at 6:30 p.m. White Plains Education & Training Center chef Joe Brefere will conduct a cooking demo at 11 a.m., demonstrating how to prepare filet mignon. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Blue Christmas”, a meditative service of music, candlelight, readings and prayer for those seeking stillness and peace during a busy holiday season, at 7 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester will perform at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) in the lobby lounge from 5-8 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) will host “The Feast of the 7 Dogfishes” from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy seven of Dogfishes rarest beers responsibly along with food specials. Visit growlersbeerbistro.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 New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Community Church of the Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) will host Baharat, a contemporary ensemble playing music from the Middle East and from native cultures throughout the world, in a 7:30-p.m. concert. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • Jeff Dawson will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Zachys (16 East Parkway, Scarsdale) will host a sparkling wine tasting from 4-7 p.m. Visit zachys.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, a musical based on the Victor Hugo story with music from the Disney movie, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. Sean Cantatore from Flanders Warehouse will perform at 12:30 p.m. The Westchester Chordsmen, a renowned male chorus, will perform Christmas and Hanukkah songs at 5 p.m. Room To Create will present a Craft Workshop at 5:30 p.m. There will be a reading of Polar Express at 6 p.m. followed by a 6:30-p.m. performance by The Lagond Music School. The Carousel Dance Studio will showcase its talent at 7:30 p.m. and the evening will conclude with an open mic from 8-9 p.m. Visit wpbid.com for more information.

    The Westchester Chordsmen

  • Julius Rodriguez will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road) will show the film “The Santa Claus 3 – The Escape Claus” at 3:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Zachys (16 East Parkway, Scarsdale) will host a Johnnie Walker Blue tasting and engraving from 4-7 p.m. Visit zachys.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host organist Kathryn Jones as she performs holiday classics at 2 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Cookies and Crafts” from noon-2 p.m. Decorate holiday cookies and explore the mansion as its all decked out for the holiday season. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org 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.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. Santa will be on hand from noon-2 p.m. The Rockin’ Winter Chicklets & Two Elves will perform from 2-3 p.m. Christopher Agostino’s Story Faces – Tales of Transformation and Wonder, a unique performance of storytelling and face painting, is scheduled for 3 p.m. The Back 2 Rock Music School will play from 4-5 p.m. followed by Jim Keyes, who will perform Dickensian-era music in costume with authentic instruments. The Katonah Celebration Ringers are scheduled to play from 6:30-7:30 and the evening will close out with a show by The Jacob Harelick Groove from 8-9 p.m. Break Bread Not Hearts will present a cooking demo by chef D’Amour Green at 5:30 p.m. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League will take on the Wisconsin Herd in a 5-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform from 7:30-11p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The City of White Plains Winterfest Holiday Market continues from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. White Plains mayor Tom Roach will read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas at 11 a.m. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • Liam Davis will play at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The 103rd annual Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant will take place at The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 5:30 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.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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The Holiday Season Continues In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is right around the corner. While you’re celebrating, remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season in the cities, towns and villages 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

  • Patti Wood will address the Scarsdale Forum about the environment and health-related issues at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. Wood will focus on the significant and growing use of pesticides and the link they have to health issues. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org 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 New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Teddy Bear tea from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Gamelan Ensemble Performance” at 7 p.m. A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host a Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s (1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers) at 5:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Chanukah* sing along followed by latkes, hot cocoa and jelly donuts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak from 7-8 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) about Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Gris and their time in Céret, a town in the French Pyrenees. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30-p.m. presentation of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “Once Upon A Hanukkah” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting (Fourth Candle) at 6:15 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique and Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be wine, shopping, dinner and more with the proceeds going to The Playgroup Theatre. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol will hold a community meeting at Scarsdale high (1057Post Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/764 for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform The Nutcracker at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Christmas Fair between 8:45 a.m. and 3p.m. in the Lower Church. There will be shopping, a bake sale, games, food and more. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.

    Joey Berkley

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Sermon in Song – Lighting Up The Darkness” Shabbat service in conjunction with Shaarei Tikvah from 8-9:30 p.m. The combined choirs of both congregations will perform. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Community Shabbat Chanukah Dinner & Celebration at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Joey Berkley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a 1:45-p.m. presentation of Lore, the story of five German children who undertake a journey of self-discovery after their staunch Nazi parents are captured by the Allies near the end of WWII. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. The performance will be led by four professional soloists from The Chancel Choir, along with the chamber orchestra featuring professionals and student musicians from Bronxville High School. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Israel Conversation: Where are the Maccabees?” at 12:30 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will participate in Wreaths Across America honoring military members who are buried on site at St. Paul’s in a noon ceremony. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Holiday Tote Craft Project” at 11 a.m. Make and decorate a doll-sized holiday purse for your American Girl doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a VIP Chanukah Reception in The Wine Cellar at The Tapp House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. There will be menorah lighting, a latke bar, donuts and a comedy show. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring gifts from a variety of unique vendors, from noon-4 p.m. There will also be a Christmas craft corner where children can create doorstops for local seniors. All proceeds will go to WestCOP. The Peter Hand Trio will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Tombola Night from 7-9 p.m. Play the classic Italian game while enjoying wine and desserts. There will be raffles and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Local Artist and Author Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than a dozen local artists and authors will be on hand to discuss their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 23rd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Call (914) 654-1178 or e-mail songcatchers@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present The Christmas Handbell Concert at 4 p.m. There will be three handbell choirs, comprised of 40 ringers of all ages who will perform traditional and contemporary carols with bells, organ and congregational singing. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Grace Baptist Church (52 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Handel’s Messiah featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir and the Grace Christmas Orchestra at 6 p.m. Visit gracechurchtoday.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will present a Winter Chorale Concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other seasonal favorites at 12:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.

    George Frideric Handel

  • Chabad of Pelham will host “A Chanukah Magical Spectacular” at The Daronco Townhouse (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-5:30 p.m. Devonte Magic will perform. There will also be a photo booth, food, games and more. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will host a Hanukkah Celebration, featuring The Dreamcoat Experience, from 1-3:00 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an All-Baroque Concert, featuring concertmaster Alexander Abayev performing Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, at 3 p.m. in Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” at 9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “How to do Chanukah”. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Scarsdale Writer’s Center Festival of Writing” from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More than two dozen local writers will read from their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

*Chanukah and Hanukkah are both accepted spellings for the holiday.

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

 

Have A Happy Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I would like to wish everyone celebrating the holidays a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. This is a special time of year during which we should appreciate our family and our friends.

One of the things I am thankful for is the wonderful support I get from my constituents in the 88th Assembly District. I am honored to continue serving you, helping you in any way I can. That includes providing you with a weekly listing of wonderful events in the cities, towns and villages of our district.

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 St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) is offering a Family Holiday Program, consisting of historic games and activities, for children and adults from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The program will also be offered on Friday. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 2 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • Low-Key Nice will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and will perform their unique soul, fusion, funk and jazz from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host The Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in a 7 p.m. matchup. Visit dleague.nba.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Eastchester Church (11 Woodlot Road, Eastchester) will present “The Living Nativity” with Broadway performers, elegant costumes and incredible music in a 7:30 p.m. performance. There will also be a performance on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterchurch.org for more information.happy
  • The 102nd Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant will take place at the Bronxville Reformed Church (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 5:30 p.m. There will be live animals and a performance by The Invisible Choir. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host pianist Donnie Bosco and feature a Christmas Buffet from 5-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Hanukkah Hoopla from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for children ages 8 and under. There will be a pancake breakfast, a bouncy castle, games and more. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will also host Hanukkah Happy Hour from 5-7:30 p.m. Light the menorah on North Avenue and then head inside for “beer, wine and a nosh”. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.

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