Enjoying The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the last full weekend of April and the weather has finally begun to cooperate making it actually feel like spring. There are so many ways to enjoy what figures to be a spectacular weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Get out and enjoy everything that out cities, towns and villages have to offer.

I’d also like to wish those who are celebrating to have a very happy Passover, which begins this weekend as well.

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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Curator’s Talk at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Fashion and Femininity in Gilded Age America. Claire McRee and Sarah Pickman, curators of Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow- Pell Collection, will lead the discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House will present a screening of “Racing Extinction”, which draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species, at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion with Natalie Cash, Executive Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre Season kicks off with a production of “Batboy The Musical”. The show is based on a 1992 issue of the Weekly World News that featured a “batboy” on the cover. It’s a dark musical comedy that tells the story of a half-bat, half-boy who seeks love and acceptance from a backwoods town that must face demons of their own. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Batboy

    The Batboy

  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini-Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Bronxville resident Sal Casabianca and Yonkers resident Peter C. North will be performing. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • 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
    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Clothing Closet Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lee Corbett at lcorbett@reformedchurch.org or visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 35th annual Spring Westchester County Home Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 11a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • Pop artist Michael Albert will be at the Eastchester Public Library at 2 p.m. to discuss his form of art, which includes creating collages out of cereal boxes. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Business Improvement is hosting a screening of The Jungle Book at Cinema De Lux (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 10 a.m. Visit wpbid.com/events/april-23-earth-weekend-free-showing-jungle-book for more information.jb
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a workshop entitled “Men Talking to Boys: Tackling Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. The workshop, which is presented by African American Men of Westchester, focuses on recognizing and preventing domestic violence. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Take It Or Leave It (TILI) Shed will open for the season at 9 a.m. at the Gedney Recycling Yard on Gedney Way. Residents are able to leave households items in good condition while taking others. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamen Animal Hospital (61 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle).  Call 914-632-1269 to schedule a required appointment.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a Humane Education Forum at 10:30 a.m. The Humane Society of Westchester will be on hand with volunteers and the doggie ambassador to discuss the humane treatment of animals. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual “Woman of the Year” and “Distinguished Community Service Award” ceremony at 5 p.m. Bronxville resident Dee Sorenson will receive the “Woman of the Year” Award while Eastchester residents Margaret and Anthony Colavita will be honored with the Community Service Award. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Sándor Szabó as he performs on the church’s new Steinway D piano from 3-5 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) is collecting gently used items from 2-4 p.m. for its annual tag sale, which will take place on May 22. Contact Darren Lee at copyusany@aol.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Larks will perform at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 3 p.m. The Larks is an accomplished group of 22 women from Pelham and the surrounding communities who sing a cappella. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

    larks

    The Pelham Larks

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Fashion Studio Open House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in its brand new studio. The program subscribes to The New England Fashion+Design Association’s curriculum and draws on both the deep rich traditions perfected in European Couture Houses and as well from contemporary design techniques. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

MONDAY

  • The Journal News will be hosting a 7 p.m. debate at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) titled “Should New York Allow Aid in Dying?” I will participate in the debate, which is the result of legislation that I have authored that would allow terminally ill adults to die with dignity. The event is free. Reserve your seat at tickets.lohud.com/e/aid-in-dying-debate.

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

 

 

Braving A Chilly April Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It has felt more like winter than spring the last few days and the next few days don’t appear as if they will be much better. Don’t let the weather get you down, though. There is plenty to see and do in the 88th Assembly District to keep your mind off the weather 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7 p.m. presentation examining the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the area surrounding the church. Author and anthropologist Dr. David Oestreicher will lead the discussion. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Primetime 4 Adults: Bingo, Beer and Bordeaux from 7-10 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. for its High School Art Salon. The exhibition will run for two weeks and will feature student art work from Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Fordham Preparatory, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham Memorial, and Scarsdale High Schools. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Pelham Art Salon

    Pelham Art Salon

  • The Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) Books and Coffee Program continues with a 7-p.m. discussion led by author Colleen Oakes. Visit concordia-ny.edu/community/books-coffee.cfm for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters and the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present a community book discussion about “Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Radical Right” by Jane Mayer. The program begins at 1 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance honoring the person/business of the year will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. County legislator Sheila Marcotte and Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant will be honored.

 Friday

  • The Ajkun Ballet Theater will present its rendition of “Carmen” at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road) at 7 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • “Disney Live – Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway To Magic” will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Mickey And Minnie's Doorway To Magic

    Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “ACT/REACT: Re-Imagining the Past” at 7 and 8 p.m. and then again Saturday at 5 and 6 p.m. The City Island Theater Group and the Supporting Characters will put on short performances that bring you back in time to certain periods in the history of the mansion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville School Foundation Spring Swing will take place at 6 p.m. at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). The Walter Blanding Quintet of Jazz will be performing. Visit bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room with Mayte Vicens” at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host an opening reception for “Il Giardino Incantato”, a previously unseen photo exhibit by Tony Vaccaro. Visit http://www.wiccny.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Coffee With The Professor: Jerrilynn Dodds” as she discusses the arts in Cuba. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will present pianist Carmel Lowenthal as part of the HB Artist Series in an 8 p.m. performance at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Art Awards Luncheon will take place at the Double Tree Hotel (455 South Broadway, White Plains) at 11:30 a.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The 12th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture will take place at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site from noon-4 p.m. University of Virginia professor Alan Taylor will explore the themes raised in his 2014 Pulitzer-prize winning book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832”. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham Manor) will host a free concert to celebrate the dedication of its newly restored organ at 8 p.m. Jan-Piet Knijff of Adema’s Kerkorgelbouw of the Netherlands will be performing. Visit www.huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club Theater (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Pelican Pop 3”, a revue performed by Pelham Middle and High School students, at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelahm.org for more information.
  • PAVE Dance will be hosting a dance benefit at The Linda E. Kelly Theatre (265 Clove Rd, New Rochelle) for Esther’s Aid & American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Visit colemandance.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library will host the opening of “The Fine Arts Exhibition” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with a reception scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The theme of the show is “Unexpected Twist”. Contact James Fair at gotart1206@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Moms of Multiples Annual Baby and Kids Tag Sale will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 1-4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact westchestermultiples@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Field Goods, A Sampling Event for Local Produce Delivery” from 10 a.m.-noon. Field Goods is a produce delivery service with which customers receive five to eight different items each week that are grown by small local farms. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will presentThe frigate L’Hermione and the Marquis de Lafayette: from France to the American Revolution” at 4 p.m. Captain Yann Cariou will discuss what it is like commanding the current L’Hermione. Visit afwestchester.org for more information.

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) when Brother Sun performs at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Stepping Up For Cardinal McCloskey Community Service Walkathon will take place at Iona Prep High School (255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit cardinalmccloskey.donorpages.com/Walkathon2016/ for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Beaux Arts Competition and Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers. There is no charge for the viewing or the reception. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (1 N. Broadway, White Plains) will present “A Little Princess” in performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. This is her story. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “Taste of Religious School” from 9-10:30 a.m. There will be music, crafts, food and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a 5:15 p.m. reception to celebrate the opening of the Dermot Gale Award Show at the New Rochelle Public Library. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host author Barbara Ballinger as she discusses her book “The Garden Bible – Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space” from 2-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Musicians from the New York Philharmonic will coach student chamber ensembles and perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Elaine Stamas New York Philharmonic Educational Residency. Showtime is 1:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

  • Author Allison Gilbert will discuss her book “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones” at the New Rochelle Library at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Downtown Music at Grace Music Series will continue at the Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street at Main and Mamaroneck Avenues, White Plains) at 5 p.m. Pianists Chelsea Wang and Larry Weng, with the Downtown Sinfonietta, Vincent Liontii, Conductor, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

The Scarsdale Library will be offering community members the opportunity to learn “54 Things at 54 Olmsted” in celebration of National Library Week from April 10-16. All week people will have the opportunity to learn new things at free drop-in workshops and classes.  For the complete schedule of events, visit: www.scarsdalelibrary.org.

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

 

 

Peanuts, The Big Show and Much, Much More

Dear friends and neighbors,

It doesn’t appear as if the wonderful spring weather we’ve experienced recently will carry over to the weekend. Don’t let some clouds dampen your spirits, though. There are plenty of things in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District to enjoy this weekend, from music and movies to plays and holiday celebrations.

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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present the latest installment of their Coffeehouse Music Series when singer/songwriter Pete Donovan and singer Peter Calo perform from 8-10:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Public Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its free-movie series with a 3:30 showing of “The Peanuts Movie”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    The Peanuts Movie

    The Peanuts Movie

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will host their “Coffee and Conversation” event at the New Rochelle Library from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series presents “Alice’s Ordinary People” at 1:30 p.m. The film centers on the life of the civil rights activist Alice Tregay. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Embroidered Stories”, a spoken word event. “Embroidered Stories” is an anthology collection that includes essays from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Adrian East (122 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Spring Fashion Preview Party from noon-2 p.m. There will be champagne, snacks and more. Visit bronxvillechamber.com/events for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The “Road to WrestleMania” goes through the Westchester County Center in White Plains. See all the WWE stars, including The Big Show and the Dudley Boyz. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    The Big Show

    The Big Show

  • The Italian Song/Folk Art Event will take place at the Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 2-4 p.m.  Renowned singer Alessandra Tamerin will perform. Visit pelhamartcenter.org 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.-1 p.m. for children ages 2-12. Participants must bring their own basket. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Hugh Doyle Center in New Rochelle (94 Davis Avenue) will host “Egg”-Stravaganza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for children in pre-K through second grade. There will be crafts, storytelling, egg gathering and more. Registration is required. Call 914-654-2116 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a Friends Mini-Book Sale from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Town of Pelham and the Pelham Business Club will host the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Boulevard at 10 a.m. at The Town Gazebo. Visit townofpelham.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Acclaimed soprano Audrey Dubois Harris will perform at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater as part of a 4 p.m. tribute concert to Ellabelle Davis. Excerpts from the opera “The Gentle Lark of New Rochelle” will be also be performed. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Singers from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will perform at the Scarsdale Public Library at 2 p.m. The group will be performing under the tutelage of three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series presents “The Big Short” at 1:30 p.m. The film tells the story of the mortgage crisis in the early part of the 21st Visit www.eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale-based Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present The Oracle Trio as part of its HB Artist Series at 5 p.m. at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Job, The Oratorio by Dan Montez

    Job, The Oratorio by Dan Montez

  • The Taconic Opera will premiere the oratorio “Job”, a performance based on the biblical prophet, at the White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.

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