A Pre-Valentine’s Day Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve reached the middle of February and Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Take advantage of everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer and celebrate the holiday a few days early.

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

  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will discuss the places frequented by famed author Ernest Hemingway while he was in France, highlighted by the café in which he wrote the Sun Also Rises, at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

    Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host Dr. Raymond Geselbracht, the archivist for the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan Libraries, for a 3:30 p.m. discussion entitled “The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry Truman”. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • Just Nuts, The Ultimate Dance/Party Band, will perform at Beckwith Pointe (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit justnutsmusic.net for more information.
  • Laura M. Chmielewski, a professor of American History at SUNY Purchase, will present “Trails and Trials: American Women and Westward Movement in the 19th Century” at 6 p.m. at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). Visit www.bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Shabbat Shirah, or Sabbath Song Service, at 7:45 p.m. Tizmoret, the award-winning professional a capella group of the Queens College Hillel, will perform. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Picture House will host “Marquee Night – The Picture House’s Annual Winter Party” at 7 p.m. at the Glen Island Harbor Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Enjoy a pre-Oscars bash and honor Picture House supporter Barbara Bratone as she receives the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award for her unending support of the Picture House. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Charlie Rhyner

    Charlie Rhyner

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a showing of “Waltz with Bashir”, a touching story about an Israeli army vet. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League host the Maine Red Claws in an 8-p.m. matchup at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a “Date Night Out” event at 7:30 p.m. at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville) where patrons can shop with local vendors. A portion of the proceeds will go to Stamping Out Hunger In Southern Westchester. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • Young Life of Lower Westchester will host The WyldLife Dodgeball Tournament at the Chapel School (172 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. There will be pizza and free giveaways. Students can register as individuals or teams. Visit lowerwestchester.younglife.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Beckwith Pointe (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its annual Valentine’s Bash from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be an open bar, dinner, dancing and more. Visit beckwithpointe.com for more information.
  • Magpie will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The group will be playing music inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson. Doors open at 6:30. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) is offering a free Master Music Class at noon with pianist Paul Ostrovsky. There will also be a Master Class with Broadway star Erin Stewart and her husband David DeWitt from 2-5 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Broadway star Linda Eder will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    Linda Eder

    Linda Eder

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will return 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 present Brian Conway and Friends’ Irish House Party at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League host Northern Arizona Suns in a 5- p.m. matchup at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Lehman College professor Mark Christian will discuss the life, writings and work of Dr. Du Bois, the first black scholar to achieve a Ph.D. from Harvard University at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Station Plaza Wine & Spirits (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Spanish red wine tasting series from noon- 5p.m. Visit stationplazawine.com for more information.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association will host a “Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop” at West Elm (678 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit northeastetsyartists.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Music and Mimosas from 1 a.m.-3 p.m. The Quintet of the Americas will be performing. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Photographer Sophia Anagnostakis is February’s featured artist at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). She will host a reception in conjunction with the club from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Marguerite Manley Memorial Organ Concert will take place at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Shorashim, a roots program to strengthen Judaism through study and discussion, at 9:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester and Westchester County will host a diaper packaging event at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) to aid the Westchester County Diaper Bank. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Soprano Jenny Hayden will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series at 5 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Jenny Hayden

    Jenny Hayden

  • That’s Amore, A Valentine’s concert will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Vincent and Emily Ricciardi will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Pelham PACT will hold a Youth Leadership Council at The J Café (129 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Teens will have the opportunity to learn how to get involved with their community. Visit pelhampact.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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A Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you love music then you will certainly enjoy this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday concerts and other musical performances that are certain to appeal to people of all ages. So take the whole family and check out one or more of these special musical events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 Knicks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, will play the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.knicks
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series will take place at 2 p.m. Librarian Barbara Wenglin will lead the discussion using the anthology “Love Stories”, copies of which are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Enoch Davis, the primary practitioner at Sojourn Acupuncture Center, will speak at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) about “Demystifying Acupuncture” at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Manor Club Talks Series. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will hold its Winter Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change Is Possible, will be the guest speaker. His father was a Nazi tank commander in WWII and was presented with the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. Wollschlaeger will talk about the past his father hid from him, how he was devastated by the Holocaust, which led to his conversion to Judaism and emigration to Israel. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The 24th annual Edythe Kurz Conference will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) from 8:30 a.m.- noon. The topic is “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle”. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Dinner With The Mosaic Storytelling Project at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet two teens who identify as Jewish and LGBTQ as they tell their personal stories. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “The Global Economy: What Lies Ahead”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host the annual Tombola Gala Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dinner, cocktails, gift bags and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host a Community Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner With Family & Friends. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Major Gil Revivo, a wounded hero of the IDF, will speak. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat”, a service for anyone of any age, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a “Senior Benefits Information Center” from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors will get help regarding benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs and many more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Artists Guild will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church (82 Prospect Avenue, White Plains) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a reception. The sale resumes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit hopefriedlandartist.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Yummy Struffoli”, an evening of baking and enjoying these fried dough treats. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The India Center of Westchester will hold its annual dinner and dance at The Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6-11 p.m. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “Performathon 2016”, an all-day performance by the conservatory’s fabulous student musicians. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jay Unger and Molly Mason, the Emmy-nominated duo, will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus sing-a-long will begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival Orchestra Winter Concert will take place at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Life and Nature: The Best of Czech Music”. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Holiday Music and The Holiday of Christmas, a French Horn and Harp ensemble, at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a discussion. Visit nps,gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Bronx Arts Ensemble as it presents The Manhattan Brass Quintet as they perform a holiday concerts at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will also present a Candlelight Tour with Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Folk singer Caroline Doctorow will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “A Joyous Christmas Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Concert and recording artist Kay Boyd is the headliner. Call 914-699-3041 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Breakfast in the Scarsdale High cafeteria (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 9-11 a.m. There will be holiday activities and pictures with Santa. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present its annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at 4 p.m. Professional singers and a chamber ensemble lead one of the largest community sing-a-longs of Handel’s masterpiece in the area. Singers of all skill levels welcome. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Stillmeadow Gourmet (65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold a Cookie Decorating Class for Children at 3 p.m. Visit stillmeadowgourmet.com for more information.
  • Visitors to The Silk Road (101 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be able to create their own memory quilts courtesy of My Quilting Beehive from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The White Plains High School (550 North Street) Craft Fair will take place at 10 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zm2nsxa for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host The Performing Arts Ministry’s Christmas Spectacular at 5 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will kick off on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run every day through Dec. 18. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host “Holiday Books and Tea Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The YWCA of White Plains (515 North Street, White Plains) will host a “Breakfast With Santa and a Side of Latkes” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit ywcawpcw.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Violinist Chi-Chi Lin Bestman and the Solace Ensemble will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m. Ursaville, a musical family, will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester All Strings Concert will take place at The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on the Iona College campus (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Oboist Katherine Needleman is scheduled to perform. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

  • The NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show and Exhibit Reception will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 5:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center will play host to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Live Holiday Tour with a 7 p.m. show. Visit wwe.com/wwe-live-holiday-tour-6 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker Magical Matinee at 3 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this holiday classic. This film version
    of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet
    each December at Lincoln Center. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Children’s Holiday Recital, arranged by the Bronxville Women’s Club, will take place at the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 1-3 p.m. Local young artists have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Blue Moon Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) for a festive holiday brunch and pictures with patrons. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a Chanukah Menorah Building Workshop and Family Fun Day at Home Depot (601 Sprain Road, Yonkers) from 2-4 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its 63rd annual White Gift Christmas Pageant from 4-5 p.m. Join local high school students and the children’s choir as they bring The Nativity to life in a fabulous pageant. Visit reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will screen “Last Stop”, the Israeli documentary that looks at the tensions between non-Jewish and Jewish-African communities at 2 p.m. Dr. Yoel Magid will speak. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Head over to The Ritz Carlton (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) for Breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host its annual Chanukah Boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shira Epstein, EdD, at 9:30 a.m. as she presents “Cultivating Curiosity”, a conversation about how parents can cultivate an environment of curiosity, inquiry and question-asking in their homes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “An Evening of Jazz With The Bernhard Haaks Quartet” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Society of America will host Yeshiva University Professor Jill Katz when she speaks at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host a Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. The Flute Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Judaica Shop Chanukah Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Choose from adult and children’s games, menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah gelt and much more. Visit ssttee.org for more information.

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