Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems as if the weather has finally become more autumn-like and what better way to enjoy the season than to experience what the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. It’s a jam-packed weekend with movies, discussions, music, benefits and more.

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 New Rochelle Police Foundation Annual Gala will take place at the Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6-10 p.m. Call Barbara Cabrera at 914-654-2227 for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the documentary “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org/adults/arts-talks/theodore-bikel-in-the-shoes-of-sholom-aleichem/ for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will also host a class “The Evolution of Zionism” beginning at 7 p.m. This is the first of a four-week program that will trace the concepts associated with Zionism from its origins with the ancient Hebrews through the fervent evangelical Zionism and the more recent Jewish messianic Zionism. Visit https://jccmw.ticketleap.com/evolution-of-zionism/details for more information.
  • 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 take place 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.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30 a.m. discussion that will pair Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Chancel Choir of The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) is hosting an open-invitation event for anyone interested in performing Fauré’s Requiem, on November 19. Sing Fauré’s sublime masterwork under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Sándor Szabó. Singers of all levels welcome. Rehearsals begin Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on Thursdays until the show. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host the first installment of a five-week course entitled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Jungle”, the story of four travelers who set off into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into an utter nightmare. Yossi Ghinsberg, the subject of the film played by Daniel Radcliffe, will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ghost The Musical” at 2 p.m. There will also be 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “Harmless” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is physical theatre at its finest as it looks at the past and the future. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Charles Little, Curator Emeritus of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 7 p.m. as he discusses “Martin Luther and the Power of the Image”. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Greenacres Neighborhood Association will host a 7-p.m. meeting with the Scarsdale Board of Education to discuss plans for the Greenacres Elementary School (41 Huntington Avenue, Scarsdale). The meeting, which is in the school gym, will feature a 45-minute presentation and a Q&A session. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/ for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host an 8 p.m. meeting at Village Hall (195 Sparks Avenue, Pelham) to discuss solarizing Pelham. Village officials are considering whether to incorporate Pelham into the Solarize Westchester Initiative. Call 914-738-2015 for more information.
  • The Westchester Review, a literary journal for Westchester, will host a 7-p.m. reading by local authors at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.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 St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a candlelight tour and historical music presentation featuring the music of Linda Russell & Companie. Visit the graves of soldiers and civilians who participated in the American Revolution. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host its Brotherhood Dinner beginning with services at 6:15 p.m. The dinner will feature New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and CNBC anchor Mark Hoffman. Visit sstte.org for more information.

    Andrew Ross Sorkin

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland, Avenue Bronxville) will continue its BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Don Lowe and Bruce T. Carroll are scheduled to perform. Al Hemberger hosts. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Julius Rodriguez will be performing at Alvin & Friends restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will continue its Coffee and Conversation Series at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for National Realty and Development Corp. His company is the developer of the Watermark Pointe, formerly known as Beckwithe Pointe, condominium project and he will answer any questions pertaining to the project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will commemorate the Battle of Pell’s Point with an encampment at 10 a.m. There will be music, craft, games and more. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses, the museum’s historical fiction book club, for a 10-a.m. discussion about Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “What’s It Worth” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your antiques and valuables to be evaluated by The Skinner Auction House of New York City. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester County mobile shredder will be in Tuckahoe in the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The band Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “A Night of Reformation” as part of its Hock Chamber Music Series at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Comedian Joey Kala will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Concert of Many Voices will take place at Iona College’s Christopher Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit iona.edu for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will be performing at Alvin & Friends restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Alvin and Friends will also be presenting “An Evening With Ivery Bell” from 7-10 p.m.  Bell is the former lead singer of Blue Magic, The Delfonics and The Moment of Truth. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Festa Italiana” at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. There will be food, music and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe History Committee will meet on the second floor of Tuckahoe Village Hall (65 Main Street, Tuckahoe) for a presentation entitled “Mini Marble Museum”, which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host “A Moveable Feast” from 6-10 p.m. It’s the NRPL Foundation’s Fall Fundraising Dinner that will have guests hopping from floor to floor in the library. The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are scheduled to perform. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will hold its monthly arts and crafts events for children ages 5 and older at Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham). Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host an opening reception for the exhibit entitled “The Dreamcatchers and the Kahnstructions”. The exhibit, which will run at the synagogue’s Kanner-Kurson Museum through Nov. 26, features the work of 96-year-old Marcia Kahn. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden fundraiser will take place at Jolo’s Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 4-7 p.m. Call Amy Ehrlich or Linda Tarrant-Reid at 914-224-4243 for more information.
  • The 66th annual Scarsdale Halloween window painting contest will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit

    Marcia Kahn sculpture

    scarsdale.com/recreation.

  • 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 White Plains Historical Society will commemorate the 241st anniversary of The Battle of White Plains at the Jacob Purdy House National Historic Site (60 Park Avenue, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Revolutionary War campsite will open at 10 a.m. and the flag-raising and roll of honor will take place at 1 p.m. Call 914-328-1776 or write to info@whiteplainshistory.org for information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Aging Well, the first in a three-part series about aging with dignity and caring for older family members. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Westchester Moves For Puerto Rico: A Zumba Fundraising Event for the Victims of Hurricane Maria will take place at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit https:moveforpr.ticketleap.com/zumba for more information.
  • The Chris Conte Quartet will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host The Children’s Halloween Festival in Leonard Morange Square between the Bronxville train station and Parkway Road from noon- 4 p.m. There will be rides, music, ponies, food and more. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

Have A Safe And Enjoyable Memorial Day In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first big holiday weekend of the summer is here and it’s time to relax and enjoy the time off. Please take a few minutes, though, to remember why you are off on Monday and thank the veterans who have served our country.

There will also be plenty to enjoy in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District this 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

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Food For Thought Book Club from 7-8 p.m. for a discussion about “The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search For Understanding” by Ranya Iblidy. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a Bird Watch with Jack Rothamn at 8:30 a.m. at Orchard Beach. Carpools will meet at the Manor Club at 8 a.m. and leave by 8:15. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. New Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “The Front”, starring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, 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.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville PTA will host its second annual Country Fair at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) between 5-8 p.m. There will be raffles, games, food and more. Visit bronxvillepta.org for more information.
  • The Eric Katz Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Hudson Park Beach (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will open and be open on weekends only until July 1. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville PTA will host its annual Dog Parade as part of its Memorial Day celebration at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/kdhw2vc for more information.
  • The Eastchester Community Youth Safety Day event will take place at Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be safety demonstrations, raffles, refreshments and more. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will hold an open house for its Summer Music & Arts Program between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville PTA will host The James E. Kearney Run for Fun and Kids Dash/Obstacle Course at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 8:45 a.m. Visit bronxvillepta.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Veterans Ceremony Committee will place wreaths and read the names of veterans at The Holy Mount Cemetery (Cemetery Lane, Eastchester) at 10 a.m. Wreaths will also be placed at town and village monuments honoring those who fought in both World Wars as well as in Korea and Vietnam. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will be open at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Day Decoration of the Graves at Beechwood Cemetery (179 Beechwood Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Flags will be replaced on the graves of U.S. veterans. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Veterans Ceremony Committee will hold a ceremony in the Eastchester High (2 Stewart Place, Eastchester) auditorium at 7 p.m. There will be guest speakers from Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe High Schools and the Eastchester High band will perform. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Urinetown, a musical about love-struck Bobby Strong, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.

MONDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold a Memorial Day Commemoration between 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. There will be a brief ceremony followed by tours about the lives and service of those buried in the historic cemetery.
  • The Town of Pelham Memorial Day parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. from the Esplanade and Black Street before ending up in Veteran’s Park on Fifth Avenue, where a commemorative service will take place. Visit pelhamgov.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will be open all day for all veterans and soldiers marching in the Memorial Day parade. Refreshments and snacks will be provided as a way of saying thank you to our service men and women. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Day ceremony in Memorial Plaza at 10 a.m. It will be followed by a Memorial Day Appreciation Event at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. There will be a free concert, food, a USMC helicopter landing and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host the Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk at 8:15 a.m. to honor the men and women who have served in the military. The start/finish line will be at the corner of church and Main Streets. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Memorial Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. beginning on Church Street and proceed to the cemetery on North Broadway. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The annual Bronxville Memorial Day Parade and Antique Car Show will kick off at Leonard Morange Square at 9 a.m. Visit villageofbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will have a public dedication ceremony at Bronxville Village Hall following the parade during which a bronze plaque recognizing the 12 years the Kennedy family lived in Bronxville will be unveiled. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale parade will be at 10 a.m. and I will be there speaking along with Scarsdale Mayor Dan Hochvert and Col. John Flynn. There will be a wreath-placing ceremony in Boniface Circle and a march through the Village that will end at Chase Park, where the speeches will be made. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

The Holiday Season Is In Full Swing In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now the holiday season is in full swing. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love spending it with friends and family. What better way to enjoy their company than to take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have 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@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Sarah Lawrence College Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue with a 6 p.m. discussion led by author Stephen O’Connor entitled “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings”. The presentation will take place at Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and duets of popular seasonal classics at St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 7 p.m. Visit nps/gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Community Advisory Board Breakfast at The People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville) at 9 a.m. I will be one of the featured speakers and I will discuss the problem of child marriage in New York State. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Bronx River Watershed Summit will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is the inaugural event to promote projects that preserve, improve and restore the Bronx River. Visit bronxriverwatershedsummit.eventbrite.com for more information.

    The Bronx River

    The Bronx River

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its 2016 Holiday Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Memorial Plaza (6 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its fourth annual Water & Wine celebration at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Israel’s wine revolution and speak with an Israeli wine expert. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host New York University professor Ralph Buultjens as he discusses “The New President’s Inbox” at 7:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “An Appreciation of Color and Light”, the second installment of its Understanding Italian Renaissance Paintings series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will be holding a “Friends Huge Book Sale” from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “The Song Is You” as part of its Jazz Vocal Workshop Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. MJ Territo will be the guest vocalist. Visit hbs.org for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from noon to 6 p.m. Shop from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Military and their immediate families receive free admission with proper ID. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be delicious food, shopping and home-baked goods. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Holiday First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Hometown Holiday Tree Lightning will take place at 5 p.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker at The Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will turn a vacant storefront into Santa’s North Pole Workshop (118 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-2 p.m.). Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Community Shabbat/Service Dinner” beginning with a 6 p.m. service. The dinner is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Moshe Halbertal, the scholar-in-residence at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will speak about the Jewish Democratic State and Israel Between Nationalism, Religion and Democracy at 7:45 p.m. The presentation will be preceded by services and a dinner. Visit www.bethelnr.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host its annual Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights celebration from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “Two Medici Women”, which is the story of two powerful women, Caterina, who became the Queen of France over unbelievable hardships, and the last Medici woman, Anna Maria Luisa, and her gift to Florence, at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The St. Lawrence College 13-member A Capella Group will perform seasonal classics 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 New Rochelle BID Family Day Make A Gift Fair will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will also meet at the library at 12:30 p.m. to share recipes and sample new dishes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host its annual Holiday Music Festival and Boutique from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be shopping, food, music and more. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Donnie Bosco will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off the December Holiday Season with a celebration of Holiday Trees Past-Present-Future. Visitors can view the trees from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday and on other special occasions through Dec. 31. The museum will also host Holiday Family Day: Santa and Sing-Alongs on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will light up luminaries around Pelham Town Hall and The Daronco House at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Light Up Pelham (LUP) program. LUP brings attention to the needs of those in need of food in Westchester County. Food collected over the last month will be donated to Hope Community Food Services in New Rochelle at the ceremony. Visit jppelham.org for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will perform The Nutcracker at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and then again at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s annual Christmas Wreath and Boutique Sale will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OLPH School (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor). Santa will also be available for photos on Sunday. Visit olph-pelhammanor.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Winterfest will kick off in Depot Square from 5-8 p.m. There will be a tree lighting, food, ice skating much more. The Winterfest continues Sunday from noon- 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Person, Place Thing with Randy Cohen – An Interview With Max Krohn”. Cohen, the author of The Ethicist column in The New York Times weekly magazine, will tape an interview with Krohn, a Scarsdale High grad, who was the co-founder of TheSpark.com, SparkNotes.com and OkCupid.com. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.cb
  • The 53rd annual Westchester Musician’s Guild Young Artist Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Kol Ami Synagogue (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Dinner Theatre Evening Featuring The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus and Quartets” at 6 p.m. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble School House (388 California Road, Eastchester). There is also a Santa Stop at Gazebo Park and a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville), along with Ballet Arts/ The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester, will host An Elegant Holiday Luncheon and an Afternoon of Song and Dance at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Celebrate Hanukkah Story Time at 2 p.m. A free ticket will be given out 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 1:30 p.m. about how, when and why to speak to your kids about money. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights” at 4 p.m. at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street). There will be carolers, music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library Writer’s Center Festival of Writing will take place from 11 a.m.5 p.m. Twenty-six local authors will be featured. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • White Plains Hospital will be hosting a blood drive at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will also host Scarsdale resident and former New York City police officer Thomas Ruskin as part of the Brotherhood Breakfast. Ruskin will discuss being a NYPD officer and the progression of policing from the 1980s through today. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host its second annual Community Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations of gently used children’s books, gently used children’s clothing, baby shampoo, lotion, wipes and more are needed and can be donated. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show “Fight For Justice: David and Me” at 2 p.m. It’s a documentary about friendship and a fight for freedom. Visit jccmw.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,

Can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is already here? May has gone by so fast and we’ll be heading into June following the holiday weekend. Before we do, though, take some time and enjoy the weekend while experience everything 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

  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host their annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner at the Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. Visit www. jlbwomenofdistinction.weebly.com for more information.
  • Author Stephen Silverman will speak at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 10:30 a.m.-noon about his book “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America”. Visit jccmw.org for more information.cat

 Friday

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation highlighting the beauty and majesty of Acadia National Park in Maine at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present Echoes: Jazz Ensemble from Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Westchester County beaches, including Glen Island in New Rochelle, will open for the pre-season. The County beaches will only be open on the weekends through June 24. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County mobile shredder will be in Bronxville on Palumbo Place behind Village Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/zntb5b2 for more information.
  • The Bushiroad Springfest 2016 will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All English Edition Bushiroad Trading Card Games, which includes Cardfight! Vanguard Team League, Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge, will be featured.Call 914-995-
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    4050 for more information.

  • The Bronxville PTA will host its annual Memorial Day Dog Parade and Show at 11:30 a.m. at 177 Pondfield Road. Visit http://tinyurl.com/hq8o6d5 for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Zanna, Don’t: A Musical Fairy Tale” at 2 and 7 p.m. Zanna attends Heartsville High and can change the world with a wave of her wand. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Service & Grave Flag Replacement ceremony at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (95 Kings Highway, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

Monday

  • The New Rochelle Memorial Day Remembrance will take place in New Rochelle beginning with a 10 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony in Memorial Plaza. There will also be a water service at Glen Island Park at noon followed by a Veteran’s Appreciation Concert and Barbeque, the highlight of which will be a 2 p.m. landing by a USMC aircraft in the park. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The annual Bronxville Memorial Day Parade and Antique Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Call 914-337-6500 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold a day-long Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration that will include soldier’s stories and songs. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The White Plains Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Church Street between Main Street and Hamilton Avenue. It will proceed to the Rural Cemetery on North Broadway. The parade will be followed by memorial services and honors at The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the cemetery. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Town of Pelham’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Esplanade by the Manor Club. This year’s grand marshal is Pelham resident Vito Pisano, who fought in the battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima in WWII. Visit pelhamgov.com for more information. Band-of-Brothers
  • The Town of Eastchester’s Memorial Day festivities will begin with a ceremony at Memorial Park on the corner of California Road and Route 22. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The parade will travel up Route 22 into Tuckahoe where it will conclude at Depot Square. Another ceremony will take place upon the parade’s completion. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale’s Memorial Day observance will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Boniface Circle and will be presided over by Congressman Eliot Engel. 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.