There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays, So Enjoy Everything In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the holiday season continues, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. 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 White Plains History Roundtable will celebrate the grand opening of the new local history room at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit documenting the suffrage movement in Westchester while Nate Levin will discuss the historical narratives surrounding the movement. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 8th annual Green Medallion Award Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). The Eastchester Environmental Committee will be honoring Thomas Andruss and Crestwood Shoe Repair. Visit greeneastchester.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 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 compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The GospelKnights Winter Concert will take place at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the 29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session from 6-8 p.m. Students will present posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The college’s theatre program will also present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Love and Squalor, the school’s literary magazine, will host Nicole Cooley for a reading between 7-10 p.m. Finally, the Hamm & Clov Stage Company will present the Labyrinth Dance Theater’s Production of NOOR at the Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 8 p.m. It is the story of a young female pacifist named Noor who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. She was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and seasonal favorites in a 7 p.m. concert at The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon). Contact David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The White Plains High Winter Concert, featuring the orchestra and the band, will take place at the High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its Toys For Tots weekend from 5-7 p.m. The festivities will continue from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Take photos with Santa, take candlelight tours of the historic home and remember to bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the film “My Hero Brother”, the story of a group of

    My Hero Brother

    young people with Down Syndrome embarking on a trip through the Indian Himalayas, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library will host its Black, White and Read All Over Casino Night at The Fenway Golf Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit The Campaign for the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • The Scarsdale Library will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen movie with a 1:45-p.m. showing of “Cocoon”, the 1985 film directed by Ron Howard. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Texas Legends in a 7-p.m. contest at The

    Harry Truman

    Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.gleague.nba.com/ for more information.

  • The Westchester Jewish Community Service Holiday Party will take place at Dave & Busters (881 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will present “Harry S. Truman and Latin America” at 2 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Scarsdale High (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) for all pre-K through 4th-grade youngsters. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Visit scarsdale.com/207/Parks-Recreation-Conservation for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host harpist Alyssa Reit and Peter Reit on French horn as they perform holiday music classics from 1-3:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Garnet Rogers is scheduled to perform. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Performathon 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Conservatory Development Manager, Aishling Quinn at aishling@musiced.org or call (914) 761-3900, ext. 113, for more information.
  • Children’s author Sandra L. Richards will read from her debut book, Rice and Rocks, at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Avalon Rose will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent, will perform at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit counytcenter.biz for more information.
  • The White Plains High School PTA will host its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains). Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 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 Poet’s Corner (570 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Holiday Craft Sculpture Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Call 914-235-4551 for more information.
  • Comedian Mike Burton will perform at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will perform as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host the Hugh A. Doyle Holiday Luncheon at The Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Jimmy Moore Holiday Show will take place at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Movie, along with live performances, at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The AIA of Westchester Hudson Valley will present The Archeology of Central Park at The Scarsdale Library (54

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Manhattan Brass Quintet, sponsored by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, as they perform a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) will host a lavish buffet breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/hotel-overview/calendar for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the 12th annual Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting from 4-5 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (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.
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) will host “SHOUT FOR JOY! A Christmas Concert to Make the Heart Sing” at 4 p.m. Visit www.breanettaproductions.com for more information.
  • Historian Barbara Davis will give a presentation on “Recruit Week” and New Rochelle’s other unique roles in World War I at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host its Library book Festival from 2-4 p.m. Join local Westchester authors as they sign copies of their books. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Joseph (15 Cedar Street, Bronxville) will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) from 3-5 p.m. Visit saintjosephsbronxville.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

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A 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.