Have Some Fun This Weekend And Celebrate May’s Arrival

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the first weekend of May and it seems as if the year is flying by. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. So slow down and enjoy the 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@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El will host “Paint Night” at 6:30 p.m. at Painting With A Twist (365 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale). Create your own works of art and enjoy some light refreshments. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the second of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with a subsequent meeting on May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • SEPTA – The New Rochelle Special Education PTA will host its “We Are One” Dinner from 6-9 p.m. at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellesepta.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Cooking With Nonna” at 7 p.m. Rossella Rago, who hosts the Cooking With Nonna web series and is the author of the Cooking with Nonna Cookbook, will lead the demonstration. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Trumbo”, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and Dr. Carol Diament will present “Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe” at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. A coffee breakfast will follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 7:30 p.m. discussion about “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Carolyn Vega of the Morgan Museum and Library will discuss the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson at Concordia College’s OSIlas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will celebrate Japanese Children’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. with music, storytelling, sushi and more. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the Iranian film “About Elly” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Elly and her mysterious trip to Tehran. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Pelham’s talented group of middle and high school students will perform. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Israel Block Party at 6:15 p.m. There will be special music, food, wine tasting and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off its spring First Friday Music and

    Jenny Hayden

    Trolley Series at 5:30. Take a trolley tour of several historic mansions, enjoy some light refreshments while listening to The Lickety-Split Band. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present the three-time Tony Award winning musical “Urinetown” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue HB Artists Series at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by soprano Jenny Hayden. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Friends of New Rochelle Library Bog Book Sale will take place at the library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening With Yvette Yche” from 7-9:30 p.m. Yche will interpret classic French songs. There will also be dinner and wine. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn 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 Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host “A Golden Interval: The Kennedys in Bronxville” at 3 p.m. in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Westchester County Historical Society board member and JFK Library Foundation member Anthony Czarnecki will host the lecture as part of a celebration of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will

    John F. Kennedy

    be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, clothing, linens, lunch and more for sale. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Weekend of Bach Festival from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party at 5 p.m. There will be jazz, juleps and prizes for the most ornate hats. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain Boutique (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Gift For Mom; My Doll and Me” workshop at 11 a.m. Make a special gift for mom for Mother’s Day. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Three Crowns of Italian Literature and Poetry” at noon. Learn about Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in this discussion led by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an 8 p.m. “All-Romantic Concert” at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Drink and Draw: A Mad Hatter Tea Party” from 6:30-10 p.m. Drinks provided by Diner Brew Co. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Jill E. Solomon Bicycle Helmet Day will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-noon where bicycle safety will be the discussion topic. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a spring tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle: For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York will give a 3 p.m. concert at The Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) as part of the Music at Asbury Series. This is one of the premier children’s choirs in the country having won five gold medals at last year’s Golden Gate International Choral Competition. Visit musicatasbury.com/concert-calendar for more information.
  • The Spirit of the Songcatchers Brunch will take place at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the after-school music program’s 20th anniversary and honor its founder, Sr. Beth Dowd. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host a 30th anniversary concert for Cantor Gerald Cohen at 7 p.m. The concert will feature prominent performers, cantors and the Westchester chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir.  Selections will span Jewish traditions, Broadway, the Great American Songbook, operatic gems and Cantor Cohen’s own compositions. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will conduct “A Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host author Sergey Kadinsky as part of its Author Spotlight Series at 2 p.m. Kadinsky will discuss his book “Hidden Waters of New York City”. Visit bartopwellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Acting Company will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in three performances (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.) at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor). Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host photographer Nick Fanelli in an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Chorale Society will perform “Jubilation! Works for Chorus, Organ and Brass” at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley will coach the Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in a public lesson at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will perform scenes from popular operas at 3 p.m. under the direction of Camille Coppola at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return on 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 Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “See Israel: Share The Love Of Israel Through Support, Education and Engagement” at 2 p.m. Learn about Israeli youth, innovation, reclusion, inclusion and more in this all-encompassing discussion. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Brotherhood Breakfast and Discussion” at 9:30 a.m. The topic is “Reducing Wintertime Heating and Summer Cooling Costs”. The program is sponsored by Energize NY. Visit tinr.org for more information.

    The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

  • The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at Turnure Park (Lake Street and Canfield Avenue) from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be activities, entertainment, food and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue at East Post Road. There will be food, crafts, drinks and live entertainment all day long. Visit wpbid.com/cincodemayo for more information.
  • The Concordia College Tour Choir Pre-Tour Hymn Festival will take place at The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville)at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Gramatan Village May Magic Benefit to Honor Schatze and Peter Thorp will take place from 5-7 p.m. at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville Road). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Chorus and Choir will perform a spring choral concert at The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville)from 5-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

Marching Into March In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

March has finally arrived and hopefully winter is finally behind us. Get out and enjoy the warmer weather 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 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

Eliot Engel

Eliot Engel

  • 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. This event was originally scheduled for earlier in the month but was postponed because of snow. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:15 p.m. about the interconnectivity between religion and science. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Congressman Eliot Engel will speak at the Scarsdale Forum at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “An Artist’s Talk: The Enslaved African Rain Gardens Project” at 6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 Friday

  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for First Friday. She will perform from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle will host the Be Great 2017 Dinner Dance at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing as well as live and silent auctions. Adults only please. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a Spring Open Dance Performance at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform originally choreographed pieces. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will host “Broadway On The Esplanade” at 8 p.m. Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Jennifer Damiano will perform. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

    Jennifer Damiano

    Jennifer Damiano

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host “Improv and Sketch Comedy”, performed by Pelham Middle and High Schoolers, at 1:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host Andean Carnavales, including a traditional Peruvian musical performance, at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains)will host its annual Gala and Fundraiser at 8 p.m. This year’s honorees are Pam and Bruce Wexler. The Young Leadership Award recipients are Diana and Craig Sklar while the Special Tribute recipient is Nancy Parkes. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “The Women’s Right To Vote”, a lecture by Sydelle Herzberg, the treasurer and historian for the New York State League of Women Voters, at 2 p.m. Visit thomaspapinecottage.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a Spring Open Dance Performance at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform originally choreographed pieces. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Rhythms, Songs, & Dances of Puerto Rico with Los Pleneros de la 21”, an intergenerational ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Musical Adventures: The Animal Estates”, a family-friendly show, at 11 a.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Pelham High and Middle School Student Political Activism Club will conduct a “March for America” from 2-4 p.m. in an effort to celebrate American rights and values. Marchers will meet at Pelhamdale Park. I am one of the invited guests. I will be speaking and marching and look forward to seeing you there. Email pelhammarchforamerica@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Purim carnival from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present “Petite Messe Solennelle” in a 3 p.m. concert at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale). Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore, tenor David Portillo and baritone Hyung Yun are scheduled to perform. Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.

     Amy Shoremount-Obra

    Amy Shoremount-Obra

  • Pianist Byron Janis will perform at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) as part of the Master Class Series from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Seidenberg 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 NRCA Variety Showcase will take place at The Ossie Davis Theater in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3:30 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • HOLI: A Traditional Hindu Celebration of Spring will take place at The White Plains Library 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 2-4 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Adam Levin, who wrote “Swiped”, will discuss how to deal with identity theft at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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

 

Relax And Enjoy The Weekend, The Holidays Are Coming

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s the final weekend before the holiday season officially begins. Thanksgiving is next week but before you begin preparing the turkey and all the fixings, enjoy what is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend in the 88th Assembly 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a 7:30-p.m. screening of “The Lion”, the story of a boy who gets lost on a train in India and his search 25 years to find the family from which he was separated. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host Sydney MacInnes, the founder of Mothering Mother, as she discusses meditation, the practice of calming the body, the breath and the mind at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker

    The Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue at the Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Stony Brook University professor and author Shirley Lim will discuss the of Anna May Wong, the leading “oriental actress” of her time, and Josephine Baker, one of the great African-American entertainers. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information. 

  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “A New Perspective” as a way of recognizing November as National Caregiver Month. A New Perspective is a must-hear presentation for those who know or are caring for someone with memory impairment. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session” in Roscoe’s Room at 9 p.m. Play and sing with some of the best musicians in and around Westchester. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Office for the Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for The Craft Market Place from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be an exhibition and sale of handmade crafts. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “Mumford & Sons; Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder” at 7:30 p.m. as part of November’s Music and Movie Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College’s political professor David Peritz will discuss “The Power of Populism in Today’s Politics” at 9:30 a.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library’s Great Room (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.efu for more information.
  • Celebrate the release of La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau, a popular French wine, at Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be other wine and light fare served. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters will host a Coffee and Conversation with New Rochelle Commissioner of Development Luiz Aragon and Councilwoman Elizabeth Fried at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. They will discuss downtown development in New Rochelle. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host a tag sale at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The sale will continue on Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 30th annual Holiday Boutique at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlwestchester.org for more information.
  • Pelham High School’s (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) National Youth Arts Award-winning drama club will present “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. E-mail snbtix@gmail.com for more information.

    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

  • 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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Starnes & Shah, a folk-rock duo, as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series from 8-10:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • New York-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester (685 White Plains Road, Eastchester) will provide free cancer screenings from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 914-787-5000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Jewish educator Uri Feinberg will present “50 Days Since The Six-Day War” at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:45 p.m. following services. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday” at 7:30 p.m. Live music will highlight Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Songcatchers, a non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible musical programs to New Rochelle’s multi-cultural population, will hold a 7:30 p.m. benefit concert at 100 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Thomas Orchestra will perform its fall concert at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Heroes and Romantics”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala 2016 will take place at The Ritz Carlton Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6:30-midnight. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville behind Village Hall on Palumbo Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Pelham Novel Night 2016 will be held at The New York Athletic Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Pelham Public Library. Visit pelhamnovelnight.com for more information.newro
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Birding at Bartow” from 8:30-11 a.m. Jack Rothman, the founder of cityislandbirds.com, will lead the walk and the talk. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The 53rd annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. at New Rochelle High School with the NRFund Pancake Breakfast. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on North Avenue by the high school. Marchers must be at the parade lineup by 9:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.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.
  • Kol Hazzanim and The Westchester Jewish Council will host a Night of Music and Joy at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship with Alethia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit fccnr.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriednsrestaurant.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will continue to present “Sixty”, featuring the photographs by Hasna Muhammad, at noon. The show runs through Nov. 28. Muhammad is the daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and this exhibition captures her thoughts on everyday life while exposing social and human condition. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited, the popular song and dance group, will present “Astaire Way to Paradise”, featuring music from the films of legendary dancer/actor Fred Astaire, at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    fred

    Fred Astaire

  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “The Art Section”, a reception and opening ceremony celebrating the water color and photography work of Carleen Murdock. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit tinr.org/events 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. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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

 

 

Have A Happy Halloween In The 88th District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s shaping up to be a very spooky weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Halloween is here and there are a whole host of events planned in our cities, towns and villages this weekend to coincide with the popular holiday.

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

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault: Pink Out”, an event where musicians can participate in an open mic/jam session and play/sing with some of the best musicians in the area. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle will hold its annual Dine and Dance Gala at Beckwith Pointe (700 Daven Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Visit mownewrochelle.org/events/ for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will kick off its Short-Story Discussion Series at 2 p.m. The book “Love Stories” is available for loan at the library’s reference desk. This week’s discussion will focus on “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence (p.121) and “Immortality” by Yasunari Kawabata (p. 187). Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.dealer
  • The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau will host “An Evening With Friends” at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) at 6 p.m. Frank Williams, the executive director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, will be honored for his 30 years of service to the bureau. Visit fowpyb.org/events/an-evening-with-friends/ for more information.
  • The Zonta Club of New Rochelle will partner with the New Rochelle Public Library for “Focus on Women’s Issues: Dating Violence” in the library at 4:30 p.m. The PBS teen series, “In the Mix”: Dating Violence: Twisted Love and Abusive Relationships: Get Help, Get Out, are 30-minute programs that will be shown and discussed. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host author Umberto Mucci, who will discuss the Italian community in the United States. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The seventh annual benefit for The Adina’s Angels Fund at Friends of Karen will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7-10 p.m. Friends of Karen is a lifeline of support for families in the NY, NJ and CT area who are caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness. Visit friendsofkaren.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Habitat Pelham Local Project Committee will hold a meeting from 6-7 p.m. at The Community Church of the Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham). Anyone interested in joining or helping out on future projects is encouraged to attend. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Halloween Toddler Bash will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 Friday

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday”, an after-work mixer featuring live music. Ten percent of every ticket sold will go to breast cancer research. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host Bat & Owl Prowl at The Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 6-9 p.m. There will be a Kiddie Costume Contest, a live-animal presentation and “Star-Gazing for Kids”, a night hike through the woods. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Avenue, White Plains) will host “Trunk or Treatlesmislogo: A Community Halloween Celebration” from 4-7 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Beer Noggin’ (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host Jack’s Jolly Halloween Party from 6-9 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre will present Les Miserable at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and FunFuzion at New Roc City (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle) will host a kid friendly “Monster Mash” at 4 p.m. Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Society (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show the film Andrea Doria: Are The Passengers Saved? to mark the anniversary of the ocean liner’s sinking. The film begins at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Westchester Seniors Speaking Out (WSOS) will host Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage For Seniors from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking/ for more information.
  • The Reformed Church Nursery School of Bronxville (6 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Harvest Moon Festival from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Gravestones and Goth from 6-8 p.m. Visit the Pell gravesite and learn about Goodwife Pell’s part in the 1650s witchcraft trials. Members of the City Island Theater Group will also read scary stories. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Halloween Costume Contest will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 4-6 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The K.I.N.G. 3rd Annual Celebrity Hoop Challenge will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 2 p.m. Former Knicks Allan Houston and John Starks are scheduled to appear. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Allan Houston

    Allan Houston

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Rest In Peace: History of Funerals In America” at 1 p.m. Nancy Coffey, professor at the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, will speak. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a Murder Mystery Night from 7-8 p.m. in the main lobby. This program is for adults. Cocktails and a strolling dinner will be served. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its fourth annual Haunted House from 4-6:30 p.m. There will also be a gentler spooky house for younger patrons. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center of New Rochelle (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “The Gospel Comedy Fest” from 4:30-7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “A Night of Reform and Revolution” as part of the Concordia Conservatory Hoch Chamber Music Series. Violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory for more information.

 Sunday

  • 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. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Costume Parade at 3 p.m. in Chase Park (32 Chase Park, Scarsdale). There will be entertainment and refreshments. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will also co-host a Family Halloween Window Painting Contest with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all families who reside in Scarsdale or have children in Scarsdale public or private schools. Family entries can include as many as five family members. The rain date is Monday from 4-7 p.m. This is not a contest. However, there will be a Halloween Window Painting contest with a $100 first prize. All children who reside in Scarsdale or attend grades 3-10 are eligible. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Branch of the NAACP will host their annual Freedom Fund Dinner at Beckwith Pointe (700 Daven Avenue, New Rochelle) from 4-8 p.m. Visit newrochellenaacp.org for more information.
  • “BID Family Days: Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead: Grand Display of Ofrendas” will take place in Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green from 1-5 p.m. Artists from the New York Metropolitan area will be on display and will include performances by Atl-Tlachinolli, an extraordinary group of Aztec dancers, Mexican vocalists and musicians, food and vendors.
  • The Eastchester Ragamuffin Parade will take place at 2 p.m. beginning at the Eastchester Middle School (550 White Plains Road, Eastchester). The parade will run to Eastchester town hall, where there will be snacks, dancing and more. Call 914-771-3311 or write to recreation@eastchester.org for more information.
  • Author and Bronxville High School teacher William Meyer will read and discuss his book “The Secret of thscarrrae Scarab Beetle” at the Bronxville Library at 4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a breakfast and discussion at 9:30 a.m. The topic of discussion will be “Downtown Development in New Rochelle” and the guest speaker will be Luiz Aragon, the New Rochelle Commissioner of Development. Contact Mitchell Tarnopal at tarnopal@randrealty.com or call the temple at 914-235-1800 for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America’s Westchester Society will present “The Salem Witch Trials and Gallows Hill” at 2 p.m. at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Dr. Emerson W. Baker, of Salem State University, will be the featured speaker. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library will present the M&M production of Constellations, a two-person drama that is a captivating, romantic story, at 2 p.m. 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.

 

Music, Movies And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The weather took a fall turn this week but that doesn’t mean the weekend has to be spent raking leaves and doing yard work. There are plenty of wonderful activities in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District to keep you busy outside of the backyard.

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 Bronxville Summer Concert Series performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Park Place. Andrew Cole and The Bravo Hops will be performing. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

    Taconic Opera "Opera Has A Baby" Gala.

    Taconic Opera

  • The Taconic Opera’s annual fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. in the C.V. Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains). This year’s theme is “Opera Has a Baby”, featuring artists who will perform arias about young children. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “In Search of St. Francis”, a film about the legendary saint, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. will present a Homeowners Outreach Workshop at the New Rochelle Library from 1-4:00 p.m. Workshop topics include the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, mortgage default and delinquency counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, transitioning counseling, load modifications and credit counseling. Call 914-428-4507, ext. 307 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 Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual fundraiser on the grounds of The Marble School House (388 California Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Come and Meet John Adams”. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its Sunset Classical Concert Series at 7 p.m. when violinist Kristina Giles and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuesum.org for more information.

    Rebecca Pechefsky

    Rebecca Pechefsky

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Home and Garden Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Well-known gardener Kent Russell will be the featured speaker. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) brings back its Coffeehouse House Music Series with an 8 p.m. performance by singer-songwriter Judy Kass and Glen Roethel. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Picnic Shabbat” featuring blessing, songs, a picnic dinner, desserts, games and more. Remember to bring a blanket. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss and clarinet legend Sol Yaged will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) will celebrate “Oktoberfest” from noon-3 p.m. with knockwurst, red cabbage, desserts and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a Coffee & Conversation at The New Rochelle Library from 9:30-11 a.m. with New Rochelle City Council member Ivar Hyden. Visit nrpl.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 Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a furniture drive from 9 a.m.-noon to benefit Furniture Sharehouse. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Community Action Partnership Advisory Council will present a “Mardi Gras Jazz and Gospel Fest” at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 5-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Blood Type Ragu” will be performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Latin Music Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Saturday Night Comedy Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Picnic in the Park, a screening followed by a picnic
    The House of Medici

    The House of Medici

    in the park across the street. There will be dancing as well. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host a discussion on the Medici dynasty at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Youth Bureau will present “A Day of Wellness” from noon-4 p.m. on Court Street next to the Galleria. Talk to doctors, dentists and other health professionals while enjoying food and games. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Art Association will kick open its 101st annual Juried Exhibition at the New Rochelle Library. The show will run through Oct. 23. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9 invites everyone to set sail on a Statue of Liberty fundraising cruise that will leave from Fort Slocum Road (New Rochelle). Detective John Hynes of the Pelham Police Department can provide information about tickets etc. and can be reached at (914) 738-2000 or detppd@aol.com.

 SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • 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 Tuckahoe Challenge Road Race will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe). Check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be one-mile and 5K races, both beginning and ending at the community center. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Town-wide Yard Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The fourth annual New Rochelle Street Fair will take place on Main Street between Centre and North Avenue from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

  • New Rochelle FoodFest 2016 kicks off a weeklong celebration of eating in the city. It’s an opportunity to sample the diverse and delicious culinary delights in New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com/foodfest for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host a prospective member informational session at 201 Highbrook Avenue, Pelham at 2 p.m. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “OPERATTITUDES” in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium at Iona College (715 North Avenue) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The eighth annual Friends of Peter C. Alderman Walk will take place at Fenway Country Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) at 3 p.m. There will be a barbeque and games. Visit petercaldermanfoundation.org/events/friends-of-peter-walk/ for more information.
  • The KIDS Snapper Fishing Derby will take place at Hudson Park and Beach (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) from 8 a.m.-noon. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its annual book swap with the first of three drop-off dates. Books can be dropped off at the library between 1-4:30 p.m. and then again on Monday and Tuesday. The book swap will take place Sept. 22-24. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

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

 

 

Enjoying The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

September arrives this weekend and with it the unofficial end to the summer. Don’t fret, though. There are plenty of exciting things to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District to help drive away those summer-ending blues. Enjoy the weekend and the holiday responsibly.

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

  • Ricardo Gautreau will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation about World War I and explore America’s entry into it. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host lecture about artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani at 6:30 p.m. A light reception will follow. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    Amedeo Clemente Modigliani

    Amedeo Clemente Modigliani

  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening entitled “psalmsIMAGEand” beginning at 6 p.m. at the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (665 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit iona.edu/artscouncil 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 Westchester International Children’s Film Festival will kick off at The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) and run through Tuesday. A celebration of John Hughes films will be the focal point of the festival but there will also be films from around the world. Additionally, food trucks from around Westchester will be on hand throughout the festival. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information. 16candles
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. The Mansion will also host its Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.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.
  • Jazmyn will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • 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.

 SUNDAY

  • 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 Scarsdale Pool (311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Pirates at The Pool” from noon to 5 p.m. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

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

New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival Highlights Big Musical Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s already mid-July and it seems as if the summer is speeding by. Don’t let it pass you by, though, without enjoying everything there is to see in the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District. The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival highlights a week of concerts in the area.

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 group Gunsmoke will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will celebrate its founding by French Huguenots with a 10 a.m. Bastille Day ceremony, sponsored by the New Rochelle Sister City Committee, at City Hall (515 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Huguenots

    Huguenots

  • The annual New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will kick off with a performance by Ras Chemash Lamed at Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton St., New Rochelle). Italian pianist Nico Morelli is also scheduled to perform. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue the 2016 Summer Israel Film Series with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Partner With the Enemy”, an inspiring story of the relationship between two women, one Israeli the other Palestinian. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its Cinema Sotto le Stelle Series beginning with an 8:30 p.m. showing of “Se Dio Vuole”. Bring your own chair and be in Depot Square early to get a seat. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The city of White Plains will host T-Bone as part of its neighborhood nights series at Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue and Harmon Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Petting Zoo and Shaun the Sheep will be at Gardella Park (Ferris Avenue, White Plains) at 4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains, ArtsWestchester and the White Plains Performing Arts Center have joined together once again to present Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s production is “As You Like It” and will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains). Visit wppac.com 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 Downtown Jazz Festival will continue at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) when the Brian Carter Quartet and Nico Morelli perform at 8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an Opening Reception for its “Faculty and Student Showcase” exhibit, which will run through Aug. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Willy Wonka Junior as part of its Summer Theatre Academy production series. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will kick off its Summer Movie Series with a showing of Toy Story at 8:30 p.m. Visit gpfny.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host a free Game and Grill Night. Bring
    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    some food to share or enjoy the free burgers and hot dogs while playing board and lawn games. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.

  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “The Music of Strangers” beginning with a 1 p.m. show. There will also be shows at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. with shows throughout the weekend. The film chronicles the story of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the international music collective founded by the legendary cellist. Visit thepicturehouse.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 New Rochelle Jazz Festival continues with a full day of music at Ruby Dee Park on the Library Green. Scheduled to appear are Jazmyn (noon), The Rocky Middleton Trio (2 p.m.), Blue Haze with special gust Tasty Mike Murphy (5-7 p.m.), KJ Denhart (7-9 p.m.) and the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (9-10:30 p.m.). Gil Paris will receive the New Rochelle Jazz Festival Award at Jolo’s Kitchen (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle). He will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

    Tasty Mike Murphy

    Tasty Mike Murphy

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are encouraged to participate. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Empire Strikes Back Concert will take place at The County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. DMX, Swizz Beats, The Lox, Drag-On, and Sean Cross are scheduled to perform. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform in the main dining room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host a breakfast with playwright and author Delia Ephron at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival concludes with late-afternoon and evening performances at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green. Avalanche (4-5 p.m.), Adam Weber Jeruvian Latin Jazz Quintet (5-7 p.m.), Brian Carter Quartet featuring Nico Morelli (7-8 p.m.) and INTZ featuring Ken Geoffrey (9-10:30 p.m.) are all scheduled to perform.
    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

  • The Humane Society of Westchester (70 Portman Road, New Rochelle) will host its 16th annual Dog Wash Fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will announce the winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Competitions at a reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

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