Food, Festivals, Parades And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall is in full swing and what better way to enjoy the change in seasons than to enjoy all the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There are plenty of festivals this weekend that will feature a great deal of food and music.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • Author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will host a 2 p.m. discussion about her book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle’s Implicit Bias Presentation will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact info@mbknewrow.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its “First Friday! Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Songstress Queen Esther is scheduled to perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a Texas Barbeque and Line Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Fall Classic Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Rochelle/Pelham ArtsFest kicks off and runs through Sunday evening. There are a whole host of events throughout the weekend ranging from an Oktoberfest to music. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will help kick off ArtsFest with “Wine and Art With Alvin”. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Friends Big Book Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Lord and Andra Art Gallery (10 Division Street, New Rochelle) will host an opening and artist’s reception for the exhibit “Big Action in Small Spaces” at 3 p.m. Contact ldavis@newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival will kick off at 6 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. The DJ Dance Party begins at 8 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Wall Street Rides Far Bike-a-thon for autism research will take place at Saxon Woods Golf Course (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) beginning with a 6:30 a.m. check-in. Visit wallstreetridesfar.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • Lehman College professor Duane Tananbaum will chronicle the career of Herbert H. Lehman, former New York Governor and Senator, at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the “Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival” from noon-4 p.m. There will be music, games, crafts, food and fresh cider. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Olympus Piano Trio as part of the Midland Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Trinity St. Paul Church (311 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle) will celebrate Women’s Day with an Afternoon of Talk and Tea from 2-5 p.m. Visit trinitystpaul.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) in conjunction with Musician’s Aid Society of New York will host “Jazz Cats for Kids”, an afternoon of jazz education for children and families, at 1 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will hold an opening reception for “Give Us The Vote”, which was inspired by by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, from 3-6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • grow! The Lincoln Park 6th Annual Arts & Cultural Fest will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, dancing, music and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival continue at 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. There will be a meatball contest at 6 p.m. followed by a wine contest. The band FDR Drive is also scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an art show and opening reception for an exhibition of Beryl Watson’s work from 4-6 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “Horse Girls”, a dark comedy about a girls horse club, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The ninth annual White Plains Oktoberfest will place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue. There will be food, drinks, music and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Foodfest will kick off and run through Oct. 19. More than two dozen city restaurants will participate. Visit newrochelleny.com/foodfest for more information.

    Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra

  • The Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra will perform a 2 p.m. concert at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 10th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will start at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Parade continues at 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. The Eastchester Columbus Day Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at The Immaculate Conception Church and head to Dempsey Place to Main Street. The route will travel north on Main Street to White Plains Road and continue to Lake Isle Country Club. There will also be a concert by Francesco Castiglione at 6 p.m. followed by a Grucci fireworks show. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 MONDAY

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival concludes at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-6 p.m. The Dixieland Express Jazz Band will perform at 3 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a 3:30 p.m. ceremony at Hudson Park (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) to commemorate Columbus Day. Call 914-654-2117 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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Another Musical Summer in the 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re nearing the end of June and as the weather starts to get hot so does the music and entertainment scene in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of concerts and shows around the district this summer, both during the day and in the evening. Here’s a closer look:

BRONXVILLE

 The Bronxville Pops Concert Band will perform on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at Bronxville High School [177 Pondfield Road] at 8 p.m. Scheduled concert dates are July 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Visit www.facebook.com/The-Bronxville-Pops-Concert-Band-610695272354530/?rc=p for more information.

The Bronxville Summer Street Concert Series will also take place on July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 7 on Park Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit www.bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

 EASTCHESTER

 The Summer Sounds 2017 Concert Series at Lake Isle Country Club Driving Range will take place Mondays at 8 p.m. There will be food and drink available for purchase at the Balcony Cafe by Mulinos at Lake Isle.

July 5 – Tangled Vine

July 12 – Bob Larro Orchestra

The Tangled Vine Band

July 19 – Epic Soul

July 26 – FDR Drive

Aug. – House Arrest

Aug. – Bookends Band

Aug. 16 – Celtic Cross

August 23 – The Jon Bates Band (at Garth Road Park, 7:30 p.m.)

NEW ROCHELLE

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts 2017 Summer Sounds Concert Series kicks off on June 28 and runs through August 30. All concerts are free and take place at the Hudson Park Bandshell.

June 28 – Alive n Kickin

July 5 – The Nat Osborn Band

July 12 – 3D Rhythm of Life

July 19 – David Gerald Band

July 21 – Greetings From Anywhere

July 26 – What It Is

July 28 – Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble

Aug. 2 – New Rochelle Opera

Aug. 4 – Kat Boyd and Acts of Faith

Aug. 9 – Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell Jazz NY

Aug. 11- Rising Musicians Night featuring Ivan Polanco and the Jacob Harelick Ensemble

Glenda Davenport

Aug. 16 – Franco Morillo Band

Aug. 23 – The Barons

Aug. 30 – Alfio

The BID Music on the Green Series will take place at Ruby Dee Park at Library Green at 7 p.m.

July 20- Jazz Vocalist Glenda Davenport

July 27 – Banda Nueva York

Aug. 3 – Wali Ali Band

PELHAM

The 2017 Town of Pelham Summer Concert Series will take place on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Town House Park.

June 26 – Just Nuts

July 3 – Phillip James Orchestra

July 10 – Butch Barbella’s Streets of the Bronx Band

July 17 – FDR Drive

July 24 – Virgil Scott Swing Band

July 31 – The Barons

Aug. 7 – Bookends Band

Aug. 14 – Westchester Swing Band

Aug. 21 – FDR Drive

Aug. 29 – Jackie Dimaggio with Bobby James, Mike Dimore & Christopher Macchio

SCARSDALE

The Westchester Band’s free outdoor concerts return on June 29 at The Scarsdale Pool Complex. Admission is $2 and there will be a fireworks show that night. The remaining concerts are free and take place on Thursdays at Chase Park or at the Scarsdale High School auditorium in the event of rain. These concerts will take place on July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10.

Parties in the Park will take place on select Fridays from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be live music, entertainment and more!

June 23 – Chase Park

July 14 – Davis Park

July 28 – Chase Park

WHITE PLAINS

The New Westchester Symphony will host “A Summer of Symphonies” with conductor Benjamin Niemczyk. These concerts will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains).

June 21 – Beethoven Symphony No. 1 and No. 5

Beethoven

June 28 – Elgar Symphony No. 1

July 5 – Mozart Symphony No. 31 and 41

July 19 – Bizet Symphony in C

July 26 – Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Aug. 2 – Brahms Symphony No. 4

Aug. 9 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1

Aug. 16 – Wagner – Symphony in C

Aug. 23 – Brahms – Symphony No. 2

Aug. 30 – Beethoven Symphony No. 3 — Eroica

The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series returns for another season on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. in the Renaissance Plaza located at Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue. The performers scheduled to appear are:

June 15 – The Saints-Mixing it up

June 22 – Ivan Polanco

June 29 – Cruise Control

July 6 – Linc-Carnival Island Tunes

July 13 – Rat Pack-Good Clean Fun

July 20 – Gunsmoke-Country Tunes

July 27 – Jazzmyn-Fan Favorites

Aug. 3 – Larry Stevens-Classic Rock to Pop

Aug. 10 – Richie G Group-Jazz Pop

Aug. 17 – Herve Alexander- Jazz & Salsa

Aug. 24 – Alive-n-Kickin-Motown & More

Aug. 31 – Jigsaww-All the Hits

Sept. 7 – Magic Touch- Acapella

Sept. 14 – Rain Date for any concert

The City of White Plains will also host Dancing Under the Stars on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in Renaissance Park [Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street]. These concerts will pay tribute to great bands and performers.

July 5 – Woodstock Tribute

July 12 – Elvis is in the House –Good Clean Fun

July 19 – Ada Dyer Sings Aretha Franklin

July 26 – Neil Diamond Tribute

Aug. 2 – Songs of the Piano Man

Aug. 9 – Back Street Boys R Back

The Summer SoulSTICE Concert will take place on June 22 from 5-9 p.m. on Church Street at Main Street. The bands The New Review and Shayna Steele will perform. There will also be food, drinks and more to celebrate the longest day of the year.

The City of White Plains will also host Neighborhood Nights Mondays through Thursday at 7 p.m. at various parks throughout the city.

The City of White Plains will also host the Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from June 29-Aug. 31.

June 29 – Hannah Gill and the Hours

July 6 – The Brain Cloud

July 13 – Ayodele Casel & Storyboard P

July 20 – Alwyn & Jolliff

July 27 – Aubrey Haddard

Aug. 3 – Akie Bermiss

Aug. 10 – Waffle Stompers

Aug. 17 Gotham Kings

Aug. 24 – Nadia Washington

Aug. 31 – Erena Terakubo Quartet

The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will also present it’s 40th season of Summer Sings with a quartet of Tuesday concerts beginning June 20. All concerts are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

June 20 – Broadway Theater Medley

June 27 – Mozart Requiem

July 11 – Faure: Requiem

July 18 – Mendelssohn: Elijah

MONDAYS

Gillie Park (Gedney Way)

July 10 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 17 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 24 – Kid’s Concert Mark Rust

Mattison Park (Quinby Avenue)

July 10 – The Little Mermaid Movie (8:15 p.m.)

July 17 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 24 – Magic by Seth Dale

TUESDAYS

Druss Park (South Lexington Avenue)

July 11 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 18 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 25 – Moana the movie (8:15 p.m.)

George Washington School (100 Orchard Street)

July 11 – Finding Nemo the movie (8:15 p.m.)

July 18 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 25 – Magic by Seth Dale

WEDNESDAYS

Turnure Park (South Lake Street)

July 12 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 19 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 26 – Moana the movie (8:15 p.m.)

Moana

THURSDAYS

Gardella Park (Ferris Avenue

July 13 – Finding Nemo the movie (8:15 p.m.)

July 20 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 27 – Magic by Seth Dale

Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue)

July 13 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 20 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 27 – The Little Mermaid movie (8:15 p.m.)

There will be a Father’s Day concert and celebration at Turnure Park (South Lake Street) featuring guitarist Gil Parris at 7 p.m. … The City of White Plains will also host an Independence Day Celebration on June 30 from 6-10 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street). There will be fireworks and Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, will play on the main stage from 7:30- 9 p.m. … The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present Romeo and Juliet at Turnure Park (South Lake Street) at 7 p.m. … The City will also celebrate the National Night Out on Aug. 1 at police headquarters (77 South Lexington Avenue) with live music by Showtime Music Entertainment. Visit www.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information on any of these events.

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.

 

 

 

Columbus Day Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The Columbus Day weekend is almost here so why not spend it exploring and enjoying everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer? There are movies, music, discussions, farmer’s markets and much more going on this weekend, providing something of interest for just about everyone.

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 Sadie Robinson “Live Original” Tour, combining music, motivational speeches and audience participation, will stop at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at
    Daniela Gioseffi

    Daniela Gioseffi

    7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show “AUTHOR & ACTIVIST: THE DANIELA GIOSEFFI STORY”, a documentary about the acclaimed poet, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “No Great Mischief” by Alistair MacLeod at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will host a public forum and membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. All are invited. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Montefiore Medical Center and White Plains Hospital are combining to host a panel discussion at Bloomingdale’s (175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) around genetic health, the importance of a family history and breast cancer awareness from5:30-7:30 p.m. I will be moderating the discussion. Call 718-920-6786 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 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. Queen Esther and the Jeremy Bacon Jazz Trio 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.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a reception for wood-working artist Saud Omran from 7-9 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.league
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival will kick off at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester at 7 p.m. There will be a DJ Dance Party beginning at 8 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the Stephen King thriller “The Shining” at 9:30 p.m. as part of its Friday Night Frights Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the New Rochelle Library will host a major book sale at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film series will continue at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “A League of Their Own”, starring Gina Davis and Madonna. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • WestCOP and New Rochelle C.A.P.’s will present “A Night of Champions” from 7 p.m.-midnight at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle). Pastor Denise Campbell, Reuben Barajes, Tkhikuma Dixon Obafemi, Dr. Tahira Chase, Dr. Angela Campbell, Dr. Linda Williams, Angela Farrish and Judie Eisenberg will be honored. Call 914-636-3050 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Fall into Fall Harvest Festival”. There will be food, music, crafts and a giant hay-bale tower. Visit bartowpellmansionmusuem.org 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.
  • The Great Escapery, a mobile escape and mystery company, will present “The Heist” at The Westchester County Center with shows from noon-10 p.m. Visit greatescapery.com for more information.
  • The Fitness Expo returns to the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit fitnessexpo2016.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Bob Arthur’s Jazz Trio for a 1 p.m. concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host “Touch A Truck” at the Immaculate Conception Church Field (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Climb aboard a fire
    Victoria Moran

    Victoria Moran

    truck and construction truck and sit inside a helicopter. Visit jlbtouchatruck.weebly.com for more information.

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival continues at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-11 p.m. There will be live music, a homemade meatball contest and a homemade wine contest throughout the day. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host The Gaslight Tinkers and Low Lily in a double bill at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host cookbook author and vegan specialist Victoria Moran at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. She will discuss eating healthy and living compassionately. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host 10 Westchester-based indie authors from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for “Indie Authors” as they discuss the trials and tribulations of self-publishing. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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 Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival continues at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-11 p.m. There will be live music and a fireworks show by Grucci. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.

    Columbus Day fireworks in Eastchester

    Columbus Day fireworks in Eastchester

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Parade will begin at The Immaculate Conception Church (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) at 3:30 p.m. and finish at the Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will hold a memorial concert for former faculty member Edmund Niemann at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Alan Schwarz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated freelancer with The New York Times, will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about ADHD, children, doctors and big pharma at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M Production of “The Last Romance”, a drama/comedy about the power of love. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Community Church of the Pelhams is accepting volunteers for its Westchester Habitat for Humanity project in Mount Vernon. There will be an orientation meeting and lunch at the church (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) before heading over to the work site. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Humane Society of Westchester, located in New Rochelle, will join Pet Rescue in hosting Hounds on the Sound, a dog walk-a-thon and festival at 10 a.m. at Harbor Island Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck). There will be contests for best doggie costume, best tail-wagging and more. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.

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

 

Here Comes October

Dear friends and neighbors,

Where did September go? For most of us, fall has arrived too quickly. Now, however, it is time to go out and enjoy all the wonderful events that the 88th Assembly District has to offer.

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

  • Local author Richard Zacks will discuss his latest book “Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour” at
    Tara Rosenblum

    Tara Rosenblum

    The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Travel Opening Tea” at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Woman of Excellence Dinner will take place at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. This year’s honorees are Iona College political science professor Jeanne Ziro, WVOX and WVIP vice chairwoman Cindy Gallagher, Holy Name of Jesus director of religious instruction Catherine Francese and News12 anchor/reporter Tara Rosenblum. Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will present Cocktails and Conversation: The Murder Mystery Edition at 6:30 p.m. Mystery authors Maggie Barbieri, who writes as Maggie McConnon, and Laura Bradford will be on hand to talk murder mysteries and answer questions. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will participate in The Manhattan Shorts Film Festival 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

 Friday

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Paint Night”, which will allow guests to explore their artistic side. There will also be a children’s Halloween costume exchange. Bring a costume and take home a different costume. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Fall Classic Baseball Card Show returns to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit nyshows.org for more information.

    Veronica Lake

    Veronica Lake

  • The Stamp, Coin and Paper Money Show will also return to the County Center from noon-6 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • St. John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will present “I Married A Witch” at 7 p.m. as part of its classic movie night series. The film is a romantic comedy starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • Professor Louis Leonini will discuss the origins of the telephone in a 7:30 p.m. presentation entitled “Who Invented the Telephone? Meucci vs. Bell” at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe). Visit wiccny.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 Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester at Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • St. John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host a garden party and open house from 1-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Church of St. Pius X (91 Secor Road, Scarsdale) will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 9:30 a.m. on the church grounds. Visit stpiusxchurch.com for more information.
  • The transFORM Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) will host a closing reception for the exhibit “Rescue Me”, a rescue benefit event for the Humane Society of Westchester, from 3-7 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception for “Remedy, An Exhibition” from 4-6 p.m. The show explores how art can help society deal with mankind’s ailments. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its fourth annual “Salute to Seniors” in a day-long celebration. There will be a lunch, a reception and much more. Visit gramatanvillag.org for more information.
  • The Speeder (55+) Art Show will take place at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-4 p.m. The show is sponsored by Bronxville Senior Citizens. Visit bronxvilleseniors.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.
  • Concordia College’s OSilas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a concert in conjunction with its latest exhibition “The Art of War: Posters from World War I and World War II” at 3 p.m. Visit osilasgallery.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Fall Festival will take place at the Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 1-4 p.m. There will be animal shows, games, apple-cider making and more. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more details.osilas
  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for its latest show “Small Is Beautiful” at the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (655 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-3 p.m. Visit iona.edu/artscouncil for more information.
  • John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold a “Blessing of the Animals” at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will also hold a “Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village and the Westchester End of Life Coalition/Live with Care will present harpist Catharine DeLong in a 3 p.m. concert at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Towns Cup golf tournament will take place at Leewood Golf Club (One Leewood Drive, Eastchester) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tournament is open to all Eastchester residents 18 years and older. Additionally, members of Lake Isle Country Club, Siwanoy Country Club and Leewood Golf Club are eligible to participate. Call the Leewood Golf Shop at 914-793-5821 for more information.

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