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.

 

 

 

 

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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.