August Is Here, Let’s Have Some Fun

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of August is upon us and though it seems like the end of summer is in sight there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and exciting happenings 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 in the 88th. 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 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 Band, under the direction of Alan Hollander, will continue to celebrate its 48th season with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.

    Westchester Chess Club

  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Larry Stevens will perform classic rock and pop standards. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Akie Bermiss will perform. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • New Rochelle Downtown BID continues its “Music on the Green” series at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). The Wali Ali Band will perform. Visit newrochelledowntown.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.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will show “Brothers” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Summer Israel Film Series. It’s the story of two brothers struggling to come to terms with their political and religious beliefs. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the Friends BIG SUMMER Book Sale on Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Laurie Gelman will hold a reading and book signing from her novel “Class Mom” at Athleta (700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale). The book is the story of a woman who spent a year as a class mom for kindergarten. Call 914-723-0961 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host Friday Night Live at the Hudson Park Bandshell (2-54 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Kat Boyd and the Acts of Faith are scheduled to perform. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Kat Boyd

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday, Music Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pianist and vocalist Lindsay Brooke will perform and the trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org 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 bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “Knitting for Beginners”, a program for adults and teens, from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Daniel Conant at 1 p.m. as he performs a classical guitar concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Westchester County Sand Castle Competition will take place at Glen Island Beach (1 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit westchestergov.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 “Cook by the Book” Book Club will meet at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at noon. Share recipes, samples and more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • 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 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.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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

 

Have Some Fun This Weekend And Celebrate May’s Arrival

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the first weekend of May and it seems as if the year is flying by. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. So slow down and enjoy the 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

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El will host “Paint Night” at 6:30 p.m. at Painting With A Twist (365 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale). Create your own works of art and enjoy some light refreshments. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the second of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with a subsequent meeting on May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • SEPTA – The New Rochelle Special Education PTA will host its “We Are One” Dinner from 6-9 p.m. at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellesepta.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Cooking With Nonna” at 7 p.m. Rossella Rago, who hosts the Cooking With Nonna web series and is the author of the Cooking with Nonna Cookbook, will lead the demonstration. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Trumbo”, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren, 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.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 7:30 p.m. discussion about “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Carolyn Vega of the Morgan Museum and Library will discuss the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson at Concordia College’s OSIlas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will celebrate Japanese Children’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. with music, storytelling, sushi and more. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the Iranian film “About Elly” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Elly and her mysterious trip to Tehran. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Pelham’s talented group of middle and high school students will perform. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Israel Block Party at 6:15 p.m. There will be special music, food, wine tasting and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off its spring First Friday Music and

    Jenny Hayden

    Trolley Series at 5:30. Take a trolley tour of several historic mansions, enjoy some light refreshments while listening to The Lickety-Split Band. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present the three-time Tony Award winning musical “Urinetown” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue HB Artists Series at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by soprano Jenny Hayden. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Friends of New Rochelle Library Bog Book Sale will take place at the library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening With Yvette Yche” from 7-9:30 p.m. Yche will interpret classic French songs. There will also be dinner and wine. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host “A Golden Interval: The Kennedys in Bronxville” at 3 p.m. in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Westchester County Historical Society board member and JFK Library Foundation member Anthony Czarnecki will host the lecture as part of a celebration of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will

    John F. Kennedy

    be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, clothing, linens, lunch and more for sale. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Weekend of Bach Festival from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party at 5 p.m. There will be jazz, juleps and prizes for the most ornate hats. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain Boutique (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Gift For Mom; My Doll and Me” workshop at 11 a.m. Make a special gift for mom for Mother’s Day. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Three Crowns of Italian Literature and Poetry” at noon. Learn about Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in this discussion led by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an 8 p.m. “All-Romantic Concert” at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Drink and Draw: A Mad Hatter Tea Party” from 6:30-10 p.m. Drinks provided by Diner Brew Co. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Jill E. Solomon Bicycle Helmet Day will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-noon where bicycle safety will be the discussion topic. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a spring tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle: For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York will give a 3 p.m. concert at The Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) as part of the Music at Asbury Series. This is one of the premier children’s choirs in the country having won five gold medals at last year’s Golden Gate International Choral Competition. Visit musicatasbury.com/concert-calendar for more information.
  • The Spirit of the Songcatchers Brunch will take place at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the after-school music program’s 20th anniversary and honor its founder, Sr. Beth Dowd. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host a 30th anniversary concert for Cantor Gerald Cohen at 7 p.m. The concert will feature prominent performers, cantors and the Westchester chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir.  Selections will span Jewish traditions, Broadway, the Great American Songbook, operatic gems and Cantor Cohen’s own compositions. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will conduct “A Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host author Sergey Kadinsky as part of its Author Spotlight Series at 2 p.m. Kadinsky will discuss his book “Hidden Waters of New York City”. Visit bartopwellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Acting Company will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in three performances (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.) at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor). Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host photographer Nick Fanelli in an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Chorale Society will perform “Jubilation! Works for Chorus, Organ and Brass” at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley will coach the Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in a public lesson at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will perform scenes from popular operas at 3 p.m. under the direction of Camille Coppola at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “See Israel: Share The Love Of Israel Through Support, Education and Engagement” at 2 p.m. Learn about Israeli youth, innovation, reclusion, inclusion and more in this all-encompassing discussion. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Brotherhood Breakfast and Discussion” at 9:30 a.m. The topic is “Reducing Wintertime Heating and Summer Cooling Costs”. The program is sponsored by Energize NY. Visit tinr.org for more information.

    The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

  • The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at Turnure Park (Lake Street and Canfield Avenue) from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be activities, entertainment, food and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue at East Post Road. There will be food, crafts, drinks and live entertainment all day long. Visit wpbid.com/cincodemayo for more information.
  • The Concordia College Tour Choir Pre-Tour Hymn Festival will take place at The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville)at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Gramatan Village May Magic Benefit to Honor Schatze and Peter Thorp will take place from 5-7 p.m. at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville Road). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Chorus and Choir will perform a spring choral concert at The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville)from 5-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

The Music Doesn’t Stop This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s going to be another musical weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are several performances, ranging from solo efforts to concerts in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th, so get out and enjoy as many of them as possible.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Alessandro Pittorino is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.

    Allesandro Pittorino

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will show “The Queen of Katwe”, the story of a young woman selling corn on the streets of Uganda, as part of its Extraordinary Women Film Series. The program is part of a Women’s History Month celebration. Showtime is 7 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Fred Baumgarten River Talk: Who’s Buried in Audubon’s Tomb? The Artist, the Musician and American Identity” at 7 p.m. Learn about composer Anthony Philip Heinrich and famed naturalist John James Audubon and how their lives intertwined. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for its newest exhibition “History of the Present” at 7 p.m. The show runs through April 22. Visit osilasgallery.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in an 8 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Abigail Pogrebin, the author of “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew” will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its week-long Baroque Period Music Festival. There will be student soloists and ensembles performing at the school on Thursday and Friday at 6:15 and 8 p.m. There will be performances on Saturday (2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). The 6 p.m. performance will feature The Chamber Choir.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at 845-642-2074 for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as it performs a 7 p.m. concert. American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is scheduled to perform. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.

    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Underhills Crossing (74 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host fiddler Marie Reilly at 9:30 p.m. to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Chapel School will host “A Gathering of Friends”, its annual gala and fundraiser, at the Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will be Irish step dancers and the McLean Avenue Band will perform. Visit thechapelschool.org for more information.
  • Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will host WVOX Radio for a live St. Patrick’s Day broadcast from noon- 5p.m. Visit dudleysparkview.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dina Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” at 10 a.m. Participate in an historical fiction book club led by Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar. False Dawn, the first novella by Edith Wharton, will be discussed. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at 7 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) is hosting a Masters Music Class at 2 p.m. with pianist Audrey Axinn. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.- 6p.m. and then again from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) will present “The Other Israelis”, a three-episode performance from the popular comedy Arab Labor, at 2 p.m. Watch as Jewish Israelis are introduced to an Arab family. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Paul Hicks will be the subject of an “Author’s Spotlight” at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmusuem.org for more information.

    Aaron Rosand

  • “Festinema Junior: A French Film Festival for Children” will take place at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. Alliance Française of Westchester will co-host the event with the library. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Celebrated violinist Aaron Rosand will perform and instruct students as part of The Hoff-Barthelson Master Class Series at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its 63rd Annual Gala at 5 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Eric Chandler will present “Women in the American Revolution: Putting the Her in Heriocs” at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Chandler, a Revolutionary War historian, will discuss Molly Pitcher, Elizabeth Zane and other women who made heroic contributions during the war. Cal 914-633-1776 for more information.

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

 

 

From Hot Music To A Cool Hand, Some Big Things Are Happening In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s already the last weekend in January? Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? Well, the weeks are flying by and with each passing weekend there are more new and exciting events to enjoy 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 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present the film “My Italian Secret”, the story of brave Italians who defied Mussolini’s government as well as the Nazis to hide and aid Jews during World War II, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for “A Thousand Words, When Art and Poetry Speak” from 6-8 p.m. at The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (665 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-637-7796 for more information.
  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational, which begins Wednesday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, will conclude at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will be having a membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

  • The Westchesterestchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chocolate Box Café (300-A Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will have a ribbon-cutting party at 5:30 p.m. There will be samples of European hot chocolate, ganache and food from the dinner and lunch menus. Call 914-714-0677 for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library will present “Lighthouses on the Hudson” at the Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Scott Craven, an American history teacher at the Ossining Teacher Center, has studied and lectured about the Hudson River Valley for more than a decade. Visit www.com/library for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council Legislative Breakfast will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 9 a.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The India Center of Westchester will host a Republic Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, dancing, food and more. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Ballet for Young Audiences will perform Cinderella at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Container Gardening and Raised Beds” with the museum’s garden manager Lauren Gill at 11 a.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Casino Night at 7:30. There will be an open bar, casino games, raffles and more. Visit bethelnr.org/casinonight for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Westchester Division (21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) at 2 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Rock Night 3 with performances by bands The Leighton Brothers and Tumbleweed Connection beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue its Artist Series when violinist and composer Elektra Kurtis-Stewart performs in a 5 p.m. concert at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Nature Conservancy Walk and Talk through Pelham Bay Park. Ecologist Helen Forgione will lead the talk and tour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Winter Tea from 2-4 p.m. chlHelen Darling, a 50-year member and past president, will be honored. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host a Chamber and Vocal Concert at 1 p.m. Visit cucwp.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 countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Institute of America will present “Fruits of the Silk Road” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. New York University professor Robert Spengler will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “Intro to Opera”, a family friendly opera course, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

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

 

The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence Highlights A Big Musical Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall officially arrived this week and what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with music. There are so many concerts this week in the 88th Assembly District, from the White Plains Jazz Festival to the Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe, that it will be difficult to choose just one.

The biggest musical event, however, will occur in New Rochelle on Sunday when The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will take place at the Bandshell in Hudson Park at noon. I am sponsoring the concert, along with the City of New Rochelle, as part of a nationwide series of concerts aimed at bringing attention to the unprecedented level of gun violence in this country. Please join us in New Rochelle Sunday afternoon and then head over to Scarsdale, where the music will continue at The Scarsdale Congregational Church.

Join me and take a stand against gun violence. I hope to see you in New Rochelle, Scarsdale and at some of the other concerts 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 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host a Healthy and Active Life Line Screening. Visit lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Literature Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Sarah Bracey White, who is the director of arts and culture for the Town of Greenburgh, will share her coming-of-age memoir. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.

    Sarah Bracey White

    Sarah Bracey White

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its three-day book swap from 1-8:30 p.m. The swap will continue on Friday (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m-3 p.m.) Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 8 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The St. John’s Wilmot Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold an indoor tag sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit stjohnswilmot.com/ for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) Jazz Faculty Quartet will host a jazz workshop at 6:30 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The ADL in Westchester will host its Building Bridges Toward Justice Gala at the Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special performance by the Mount Vernon Interfaith Choir. Visit adl.org/adlinwestchester2016 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will screen “Rooted in Peace”, a documentary by Greg Reitman about the world in which we live. Reitman will be on hand following the film for a Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

 Friday

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle ArtsFest will kick off a weekend-long festival featuring art exhibits, open studios, live music and dance, films, a classic car show, all of which will celebrate the arts in New Rochelle and Pelham. There are nearly three dozen events over the course of the three-day festival. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Fall Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

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    Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet

  • The JCC of MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Avenue) will present “World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens” as he discusses the world after Brexit, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Bart Tesoriero and The Art of Brooklyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will hold a wine and cheese tasting at 7 p.m. on the library’s new reading patio at 7 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions from 5-7 p.m. Contact band director Thanos Kokkalas at kokkalas@me.com or call 347-701-6211 for more information.
  • The Wartburg Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wartburg Historic Campus (1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon). There will be food, entertainment, shopping and more. Visit wartburg.org/event/wartburg-fall-festival/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live”. You can explore the mansion and experience guided tours for free between noon and 4 p.m. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/?no-ist= for your free ticket.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Louis and Ella in Concert”, a musical tribute to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will present “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again on Sunday (1 and 4:30 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Taylor Dayne, Expose and Betty Dee of Sweet Sensation, who have combined for more than 30 Top-100 Billboard hits. Visit gpfny.org/event/concert2016/ for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will present a Melanoma Symposium at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8:15 a.m.-noon. Skin safety, screening and melanoma prevention will be discussed. Visit aimatmelanoma.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital (55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville) will host a parent and baby fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit nyplawrence.org for more information.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Visit parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/saxon-woods-garage-sale for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Selichot, a program of forgiveness. Theatre Dybbuk, a Jewish theatrical arts and education program, will present a journey of personal connections and forgiveness beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will conduct a double-reed making workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will celebrate Art House Movie Day by showing “Time Bandits” at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Time Bandits

    Time Bandits

  • The Source International African Jazz Band will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Intergenerational Concert will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. as part of New Rochelle ArtsFest. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Tutti Bravi Productions will present Spirits and Souls: Voices From the Trinity Burial Grounds at 4 p.m. at The New Rochelle Public Library. It’s a series of monologues from 18th and 19th-century New Rochelle natives who are buried at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Church. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.
  • The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host the 37th annual Wheelchair Games from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit burke.org.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Arts at Five Anderson (Five Anderson Street, New Rochelle) will open its studios from noon until 4 p.m. to allow the artists in residency to display their current works. Artists include Meredith Degyansky, Brandy Bajalia, Wade Schaming, Victoria Estok, Stephanie Spitz and Thiago Goncalves. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • grow! Lincoln Park fifth annual Arts and Culture Fest – Arts in the Park will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-6 p.m. There will be music, food and more. Visit facebook.com/growlincolnpark for more information.

 Sunday

  • The New Rochelle Concert Across America To End Gun Violence will take place at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle from noon-5 p.m. I will be hosting the concert in conjunction with the City of New Rochelle. Visit concertacrossamerica.org/ for more information.
  • Pianist Gwhyneth Chen will perform at The Scarsdale Congregational Church (One Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Visit scc-ucc.org/index.php/music/concert-series for more information.

    Gwhyneth Chen

    Gwhyneth Chen

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The third annual Eastchester 5K run will take place at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Visit eastchester5k.org for more information.
  • The 9th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) and end at New Rochelle High School. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and The Taconic Opera will perform at The Westchester Music Conservatory (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Car Show will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host the Shofar Factory Family Fun Day from noon-1:30 p.m. Make your own shofar and celebrate the holiday in style. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will host a Scarecrow Festival at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the Scarsdale Pool (311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale). Children and adults can create their own life-size scarecrows. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Jazz and Food Festival will conclude with a day-long lineup of musical acts and food on Mamaroneck Avenue between Martine Avenue and Mitchell Place (White Plains) from noon-5:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org.
  • James Coll, a professor at Hofstra University and the founder of ChangeNYS.org, will speak at the JCC MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) about the 2016 election cycle. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at noon. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a reception for the 101st Annual Open Juried Show at the New Rochelle Public Library from 5:15-7 p.m. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Larry Newcomb Quartet will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 3-4:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will take place at 10 a.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains). Visitcom/barrywalks for more information.

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

What Dog Days Of August? There Is Plenty To Keep You Entertained In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s August already? Where is the summer going? Though the summer seems to be moving quickly, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the warm weather and all the wonderful events 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 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform its final concert of the summer season at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.

    Nanny Assis

    Nanny Assis

  • The New Rochelle BID Music on the Green Series will host The Nanny Assis Trio at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • Life’s A Beach will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a Friends Super Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a community Shabbat and barbeque beginning at 6 p.m. There will be activities for adults and children following the service and all are welcome. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts Summer Concert Series will continue at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle with a 7 p.m. presentation of Rejoice! A Gospel Celebration featuring the Kay Boyd Ensemble. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Folk singer Scott Test will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Sing Out Shabbat Service, fINTHEHEIGHTS_Titleeaturing Rabbi Zach and Lisa Sitkin, followed by a dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The services are for every age group. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “In The Heights, A New Musical” about a community in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Fridays” from 7-11 p.m. It’s Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com 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 Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in New Rochelle at 515 North Avenue from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents can bring up to four file-size boxes of confidential papers to be shredded. Visit http://tinyurl.com/h5he2za or call (914) 813-5425 for more information or to learn about early closure or cancellation.
  • The Family Christian Center of New Rochelle will host “A Summer Send Off” at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle from 1-5 p.m. Free backpacks and school supplies will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis for children grades K-5. There will also be food, rides, giveaways, music and more. Visit fccnr.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.

    Tuckahoe Farmer's Market

    Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The House”, a teen coffee house, from 5-7:30 p.m. It’s an open-mic experience for people under 25. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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