No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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 Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

 

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A Musical Summer In The 88th Assembly District

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

SCARSDALE

The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will host a series of Thursday-night concer

The Westchester Band

The Westchester Band

ts at Chase Park in Scarsdale. The concerts, which will take place on July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The rain location is Scarsdale High School. The Westchester Band will also perform on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scarsdale Municipal Pool [311 Mamaroneck Road] as part of Scarsdale’s Fourth of July celebration. There will be fireworks and this concert has a $2 admission fee.

Visit www.scarsdale.com for more information.

EASTCHESTER

The Eastchester Summer Sounds Concert Series will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. between July 6 and Aug. 10 at the Lake Isle Country Club driving range. The concerts are free but food and drinks available for purchase at The Balcony Café by Mulinos. The rain dates for the concerts are on Thursday. The performers scheduled to appear are:

July 6 – Tangled Vine

Bob Larro

Bob Larro

July 13 – Bob Larro Orchestra

July 20 – House Arrest

July 27 – Epic Soul

Aug. 3 – FDR Drive

Aug. 10 – Headfirst Band

There will also be a 7:30 p.m. concert on Aug. 17 at the Garth Road Park. The Bookends Band is scheduled to perform.

Visit www.eastchester.org for more information.

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 6, 13, 20 and 27.

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 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 on Park Place from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Visit www.bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

WHITE PLAINS

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 30 – Brian Carter Quartet – Jazz

July 7 – Jtonez Music – Top 40

July 14 – Gunsmoke – Country

July 21—A Tribute to Glen Campbell

July 28 – Back to the Garden

August 4 – Life’s A Beach

August 11 – 24 Seven – Pop Rock

Ricardo Gautreau

Ricardo Gautreau

August 18 – River of Dreams – Billy Joel

August 25 – Richie G. Group – Jazzy Pop

September 1 – Ricardo Gautreau – Latin Flair

September 8 – The And Jam Band – Smooth Sounds

September 15 – Rain Date

The City of White Plains will also host Dancing Under the Stars on July 6 from 7-9 p.m. in Renaissance Park [Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street].

Visit www.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

NEW ROCHELLE

The City of New Rochelle has a variety of concerts scheduled for many Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this summer. The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series will take place on Wednesdays at the Hudson Band Shell beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performers scheduled to appear are:

July 6 – Showtime Dance Band

July 13 – Feinberg Brothers

July 20 – New Rochelle Opera

July 27 – Wali Ali and the Tambourine Band

Aug. 3 – Benson-Scott Big Band [Emil Paolucci Memorial Concert]

Glenda Davenport

Glenda Davenport

Aug. 10 – Glenda Davenport Quartet

Aug. 17 – Ben Clark and the Long Shadows

Aug. 24 – Firey String Sistas

Aug. 31 – The Kootz Band

BID Music on the Green will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park at The Library Green. Performers scheduled to appear are:

July 21 – Zero 360

July 28 – Eli Fountain with Baba Don & Equinox

Aug. 4 Nanny Assis Trio

Aug. 11 Los Hacheros

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.

There will also be four Friday-night concerts [7:30] at the Hudson Park Bandshell. Scheduled performances are:

July 8 – Pirates of Penzance Sing-Along

July 22 – Spoken Word Night

Aug. 5 – Rejoice! Gospel Night

Aug. 19 Sup? Emerging Bands Take the Stage

Visit www.newrochellearts.org for more information.

PELHAM

 The Pelham Summer Concert Series will take place on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Performers scheduled to appear are:

June 27 – Butch Barbella’s Streets of the Bronx Band

The Streets of the Bronx Band

The Streets of the Bronx Band

July 11 – FDR Drive

July 18 – Virgil Scott Swing Band

July 25 – The Barons

August 1 – “A Tribute to Dion” by Kings of the New York Streets

August 8 – Bookends Band

August 15 – Phillip James Orchestra

August 22 – Westchester Swing Band

August 29 – Vocalist Jackie Dimaggio

The town hotline to call in case of inclement weather is 738-0153.