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-
    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    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.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Busy First Weekend in March

Dear friends and neighbors,

March is here and with it comes the first signs of spring. Head out this weekend and enjoy the weather as temperatures are expected to be near 50 degrees. There is plenty to do and see in the villages, towns and cities of the 88th Assembly District.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host a jazz and swing standard concert at 2 p.m. Call David Osborn at (914) 667-4116 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host its annual two-day Women’s History Conference to kickoff Women’s History Month. Premilla Nadasen, a member of the history faculty at Barnard College, is the keynote speaker as this year’s conference focuses on “Working Women and the Struggle for Social Justice”. The conference runs on Friday from 4-8 p.m. while Saturday is an all-day affair beginning at 9 a.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/womens-history/conference.html for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching Program will show “Maestra” as part of the Fall/Spring 2015-2016 Film Series at 6 p.m. in The Esther Raushenbush Library Great Room. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at 8 p.m. with a performance by violist Naomi Graf at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Cranberry Lake Preserve (609 Old Orchard St, White Plains) will host a Winter Movie Day at 1 p.m. A nature-themed movie will be shown and popcorn will be served. Visit parks.westchestergov.com/cranberry-lake for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the OSilas Gallery from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be cocktails, Hors d’ oeuvres and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu 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 Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “Broadway on the Esplanade II”, a cabaret show featuring acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas, at 8 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will kick off its weeklong Festival of Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods with a 7 p.m. performance of Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). The Suzuki Strings, Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra will share concert with the Festival Orchestra on Sunday (7 p.m.) at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Student soloists and recitals can be heard at the HB Music School at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the ACMP Worldwide Play-In Weekend. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The “Cook by the Book” Club will hold its monthly meeting at The New Rochelle Library at 2 p.m. to discuss and share thematic recipes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The transFORM Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) will host the “Larger than LIFE” opening reception from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the gallery’s spring exhibit. Visit transformgallery.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will feature the Pysanky Workshop, which will detail the art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter Eggs, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    Ukrainian Easter Eggs

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Binetto Grumo Music Festival Concert will be held at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Maine Red Claws in a 5 p.m. contest at the County Center in White Plains. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Centennial Concert will take place at 5 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church (on the corner of Main Street and Mamaroneck Ave). Flutist Mindy Kaufman and pianist William Wolfram, both White Plains High School alumni, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

    Flutist Mindy Kaufman

    Flutist Mindy Kaufman

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the Spring Green Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon. There will be fashions for men, women and children on display. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host its Variety Showcase in the New Rochelle Public Library’s Ossie Davis Theater from 3:30-5 p.m. It’s a live music/spoken word performance. It will be followed by the NRCA’s Exhibit Reception in the library’s main lobby. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolf’s Lane, Pelham) will continue the Worldview Series with a presentation of “They Will Have to Kill Us First” followed by a discussion with director Johanna Schwartz at 7 p.m. The film focuses on Islamic hardliners taking over the northern part of Mali and banning all forms of music. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester Children’s Concert will take place at the White Plains Library at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway) will host an indoor tag sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 914-997-4998 or visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Jews Around The World lecture series as Rabbi Avi Weiss presents “Open Up The Iron Door: Memoirs of a Soviet Jewry Activist” at 2 p.m. The program is in collaboration with The Hebrew Institute of White Plains. 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.

 

Valentine’s Day Is Almost Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate with the one you love than planning a beautiful day in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of things to do and see in our cities, towns and villages and there are also many places spend some quality time together with your significant other.

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.

FRIDAY

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein in her Talk With Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863There will be a discussion about the assassination of President Lincoln beginning at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon). The discussion will include a connection to St. Paul’s Church. Visit nps.gov/sapa.
  • Jazz pianist Jim Farley will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will also be a “Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show the French film “Breathe” (English subtitles) at 1:30 p.m. in the Scott Room. The film explores female friendships and teenage infatuations. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • There will be a 1 p.m. recognition ceremony of Black History Month at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site. Baruch College’s Professor Clarence Taylor will lead the discussion. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • circusThe 41st annual Royal Hanneford Circus will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. They include Cuzin Grumpy’s Pork Chop Revue, Grandma the Clown and the latest of The Royal Hanneford Family of Performers. There will be performances at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Visit hannefordcircus.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 6th Annual Cupcakes For A Cure will take place at The Westchester (Mall, 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) from noon-4 p.m. The best cupcakes from a host of Westchester’s best bakeries will be available with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Visit facebook.com/events/168488786846741/ for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will present Charlie King and the Peace Poets in a show featuring musical storytelling and American folk music at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue) in White Plains. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Rivertown String Quartet for a Wipinknter Chamber Music Concert at 4:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion will also host the opening of The Gilded Age Glamour Fashions exhibit from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how the Bartow Mansion came to be what it is today.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road) will host a chamber music concert from 3-4 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The City Center 15: Cinema de Lux (19 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains) will host a 2 p.m. showing of the Molly Ringwald teen classic “Pretty in Pink” as part of the film’s 30th anniversary celebration. Visit showcasecinemas.com/event-cinema for more information.

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