Enjoying What Will Be A Very Busy Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a busy weekend we have ahead of us in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, benefits, celebrations and much more to see and do. And, it’s Friday the 13th, so grab your rabbit’s foot and enjoy the weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “Saving Radio City Music Hall – A Dancer’s True Story” at 7:30 p.m. There will be a book signing and a discussion by Rosie Novellino-Mearns. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “Think Pink”, an evening of networking combined with a 30-minute breast and ovarian health educational workshop, at 7:30 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Local author and educator William Meyer will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. to discuss his book The Search for the Lost Prophecy. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061891008-0 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Scarsdale) will present “The Inaugural Year: Good Morning Mission Hill”, a documentary about successful urban school teachers, at 5 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show an advance screening of The Smog of the Sea, which covers a one-week journey through the Sargasso Sea, at 7:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with photojournalist Hillary Hauser. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host a special Ladies Night as part of a Girl Scout charity event beginning at 7 p.m. Comediennes Marla Schultz, Patty Rosborough and Jackie Saril are scheduled to appear. All proceeds will benefit Girl Scout Troop 1662 for its trip to help an orphanage in Guatemala. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • Jeff Dawson will perform at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) piano bar from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host The Scarsdale Literary Salon at 7:30 p.m. Discuss the works of five writers and their vision from different parts of the world. Visit thescarsdalesalon.wordpress.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host a wine-tasting event at 7:30 p.m. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ghost The Musical” at 8 p.m. There will also be an 8 p.m. performance on Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Sidewalk Sale will kick off at 10 a.m. and run through 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • Dannis Watson will perform at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) piano bar from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester will host a “Treemiere” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. The film “Wonderstruck”, based on the book by Brian Selznick, will be shown. Selznick will also be on hand to introduce the film. Visit treemiere.brownpapertickets.com/ for more information.
  • The City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Youth Bureau will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 5:30 p.m. There will be poetry, music, dancing and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film series at 1:45 p.m. with a showing of the critically acclaimed “After The Storm”. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will hold a Tag & Book Sale from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in The Carriage House, which is located behind the historic clubhouse (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale). Proceeds will be donated to local charities. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Creek Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series returns to The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. when Grammy nominee John McCutcheon performs. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in Open House New York, a program that unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, from noon-4 p.m. The program will continue from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “Fall Doll T-Shirt Design” at 11 a.m. Create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for your American Doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The band IBEX will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe)at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Yards for Yeardley Road Race, sponsored by the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 9 a.m. beginning at the Meadow Avenue School. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Road, Mount Vernon) will host The Charles Rhymer Trio for a 1 p.m. jazz concert. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the documentary The Paris Opera at 7:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with writer-actor-director Jean-Stéphane Bron. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Center (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host its annual Pumpkin festival and 5K Run beginning at 8 a.m. Visit pelhamchidlrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will hold its Oktoberfest from 4-8 p.m. at Fisherman’s Net (129 6th Street, Pelham). Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will perform at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) piano bar from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Fire Station 3 (56 Crossway, Scarsdale) will host a “Fire Fair” in conjunction with Fire Prevention Month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. rain or shine. Visit scarsdale.com/165/Fire-Department for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host the Legends Doubles Tennis Tournament at Gillie Park (85 Gedney Way, White Plains) beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Youth Bureau, in conjunction with My Brother’s Keeper, will host a showing of “Marshall”, the story of Thurgood Marshall, at White Plains City Center 15 – Cinema de Lux (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 10 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Fire Department’s annual Golden Oldies Concert will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. The Cookies and Barbara Harris are among those scheduled to perform. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Taste of Korea” where members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project demonstrate how to cook healthy and delicious Korean food. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a “Children’s Recital” at 2 p.m. Children from the Westchester area will be performing on the BWC Stage in a free concert. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Fall Festival will take place at The Scarsdale Pool Complex (311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 1 p.m. Visit weinbergmaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The Rotary Club of the Pelhams will host Tastings XIII, a sampling from some of the finest restaurants in the area, at 4 p.m. at the Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Road, Pelham). The event, which will also feature music by the Pelham Jazz Ensemble, will serve as the rotary’s primary fundraiser. Visit pelhamrotary.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a craft fair from 1-4 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The AJC Westchester/Fairfield’s Interfaith Committee will meet at Calvary Baptist Church (188 Orawaupum Street, White Plains) at 11 a.m. to continue its Sacred Spaces program. Visit ajc.org/westchester for more information.
  • The Greenacres Neighborhood Association will host its 4th annual Great Greenacres Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Greenacres Field in Scarsdale. Visit greenacres10583.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Fall Mah-Jongg Tournament from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Guitarist Stuart Webber will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present “Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin Hurricane Carter” from 2-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.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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Food, Festivals, Parades And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall is in full swing and what better way to enjoy the change in seasons than to enjoy all the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There are plenty of festivals this weekend that will feature a great deal of food and music.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • Author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will host a 2 p.m. discussion about her book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle’s Implicit Bias Presentation will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact info@mbknewrow.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its “First Friday! Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Songstress Queen Esther is scheduled to perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a Texas Barbeque and Line Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Fall Classic Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Rochelle/Pelham ArtsFest kicks off and runs through Sunday evening. There are a whole host of events throughout the weekend ranging from an Oktoberfest to music. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will help kick off ArtsFest with “Wine and Art With Alvin”. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Friends Big Book Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Lord and Andra Art Gallery (10 Division Street, New Rochelle) will host an opening and artist’s reception for the exhibit “Big Action in Small Spaces” at 3 p.m. Contact ldavis@newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival will kick off at 6 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. The DJ Dance Party begins at 8 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Wall Street Rides Far Bike-a-thon for autism research will take place at Saxon Woods Golf Course (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) beginning with a 6:30 a.m. check-in. Visit wallstreetridesfar.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • Lehman College professor Duane Tananbaum will chronicle the career of Herbert H. Lehman, former New York Governor and Senator, 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the “Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival” from noon-4 p.m. There will be music, games, crafts, food and fresh cider. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Olympus Piano Trio as part of the Midland Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Trinity St. Paul Church (311 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle) will celebrate Women’s Day with an Afternoon of Talk and Tea from 2-5 p.m. Visit trinitystpaul.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) in conjunction with Musician’s Aid Society of New York will host “Jazz Cats for Kids”, an afternoon of jazz education for children and families, at 1 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will hold an opening reception for “Give Us The Vote”, which was inspired by by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, from 3-6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • grow! The Lincoln Park 6th Annual Arts & Cultural Fest will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, dancing, music and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival continue at 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. There will be a meatball contest at 6 p.m. followed by a wine contest. The band FDR Drive is also scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an art show and opening reception for an exhibition of Beryl Watson’s work from 4-6 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “Horse Girls”, a dark comedy about a girls horse club, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The ninth annual White Plains Oktoberfest will place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue. There will be food, drinks, music and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Foodfest will kick off and run through Oct. 19. More than two dozen city restaurants will participate. Visit newrochelleny.com/foodfest for more information.

    Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra

  • The Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra will perform a 2 p.m. concert at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 10th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will start at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Parade continues at 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. The Eastchester Columbus Day Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at The Immaculate Conception Church and head to Dempsey Place to Main Street. The route will travel north on Main Street to White Plains Road and continue to Lake Isle Country Club. There will also be a concert by Francesco Castiglione at 6 p.m. followed by a Grucci fireworks show. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 MONDAY

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival concludes at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-6 p.m. The Dixieland Express Jazz Band will perform at 3 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a 3:30 p.m. ceremony at Hudson Park (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) to commemorate Columbus Day. Call 914-654-2117 for more information.

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

 

Enjoying The Holidays In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish a happy and sweet New Year to everyone who is celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Enjoy the holiday and all the things there are to do and see in the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • Author Stephen O’Connor will discuss Franz Kafka’s “A Country Doctor” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (1 Generoso Pope place, Tuckahoe) Film Series will highlight actress Sophia Loren in Arabesque at 7:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Movie Matinee Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Going in Style” starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Clubmen will celebrate their 58th anniversary with a 6:30 p.m. gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit westchesterclubmen.org 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 Bartow-BartowPell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party and Celebration in honor of the new floor covering in the entrance hall at 6:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation will host The St. Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square beginning at 6 p.m. The festival will also run throughout the weekend until 7 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live music, Italian entertainment and food plus much more. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “An Evening with Marquis de Lafayette” on the lawn of The Marble School House (390 California Road, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. There will be cocktails, a dinner. Visit

    Dina Vero

    eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. The Rob Garris Birthday Bash will also take place from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The WESTCOP Night of Champions will take place from 7 p.m.-midnight at the Holy Trinity Greek Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle). Charlene Blackwood, Annie Blay, Alvin Clayton, Gwen Clayton, Pamela Davis, Dr. Ralph Essien, Rev. Allan Paul Weaver and Carla Woolbright will be honored. Contact Benita Hamlett 914-636-3050 or Angela Farrish 914-636-7050 ext. 201 afarrish@nrmha.org for more information.
  • Friday is Car Free Day in the Hudson Valley. Leave your car home and join the worldwide movement to celebrate sustainable transportation on Car Free Day. Visit hudsonvalleycarfreeday.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host jazz flutist Eric Thomas for a 1 p.m. concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • New Rochelle’s second annual REALLY BIG RELAY will take place at The New Rochelle YMCA (50 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) pool from 10 a.m.-noon. This year’s event will benefit the Y’s Annual Support Campaign, which provides program scholarships for children and their families. Visit nrymca.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “GirlAgain Doll Lunchbox” at 11 a.m. Help your child prepare their doll for the new school year with its own lunchbox. Decorate it and a water bottle to show off her style and craft lunch

    Story Pirates at WPPAC

    food items for your doll to enjoy. Visit girlagain.com for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Day Live, a nationwide program offering free admission to museums for the day. There will be guided tours of the mansion, the grounds and the carriage house. Tickets can be downloaded at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place at The Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Story Pirates, a nationally respected media and education organization celebrating the words and ideas of young people at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Christopher Brown Band will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to 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 Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Jewish Learning Lab Alzheimer’s Walk at SUNY Purchase (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase) beginning with a 9-a.m. registration. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester 5K Run/Walk will kick off at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Eastchester Historical Society Restoration Fund and the Tuckahoe/Eastchester Girl Scout Cabin Fund. Visit runsignup.com/Race/NY/Eastchester/Eastchester5k for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will present the Tutti Bravi Production of “Anne Hutchinson: A Musical Drama” at 3 p.m. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.

    Anne Hutchinson

  • Cabaret artist Diana Templeton will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Avenue, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Garth Road Inn (96 Garth Road, Scarsdale) will have a live Irish music session from 6-8 p.m. Visit garthroadinn.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Authors Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • Katya Grineva will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 5-9 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will hold a jazz brunch featuring a performance by Chris Brown at 11:30 a.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

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

 

No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg 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.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

 

Kicking Off January In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first full weekend of the New Year is here so plan on kicking off January in style by enjoying all the wonderful things there are to see and do 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 White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series, hosted by librarian Barbara Wenglin, will continue at 2 p.m. The anthology “Love Stories” will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Three Kings Day event will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 4 p.m. Celebrate the cultural traditions of Latin and Central America to mark the end of the holiday season. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. perf
    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

    ormances on Saturday and Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Road, New Rochelle) will host a community Shabbat service and dinner at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donnie Bosco returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where he will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host “Helping Our Teens Succeed”, a panel discussion at 10 a.m. Discussion topics include academic stress, anxiety and competition. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will continue its Shabbat Author Series when Cynthia Kaplan Shamash discusses her book, “The Strangers We Became”, at 8 p.m. You can attend services and dinner along with the book talk or simply stop in for the discussion. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Celebrate La Befana, an Italian Christmas tradition dating back nearly 800 years, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) from 2-4 p.m. It’s the story of a benevolent old woman who delivers gifts to children on the Epiphany. There will be stocking decorations, candy and more. Visit wiccny.org for more
    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    information.

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the “Cook by the Book” Cookbook Club at noon. Share recipes and samples. E-mail Barbara Davis at bdavis@nrpl.org for call 914-623-8254 for more information or to register.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Oxana Mikhailoff as she performs the works of Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Westchester author Jacqueline Goldstein will be at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. to read excerpts from her book, “Ms. Murphy’s Makeover”, and answer questions. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present “The Borscht Belt”, an illustrated presentation by Marty Schneit, at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Delaware 87ers in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host members of the Westchester Klezmer Program, who will perform a concert of traditional Jewish dance music, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Yoel Magid will host a 2 p.m. program at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarborrowedsdale) centering on “The Other Israelis”. There will be a film, “Borrowed Identity”, which focuses on an Arab boy who wins a scholarship to a Jewish school in Jerusalem, and a discussion to follow. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a blood drive beginning at 9 a.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-EL (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Unexpected Voices About Israel and the Middle East series with a presentation entitled “Why No Two-State Solution” at 11 a.m. There will be an informational video following by a Q&A session and discussion, Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Bridal Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Interfaith Connection and the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence will host a 4 p.m. community concert in honor of the late activist at Congregation Kol Ami (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains). Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

A Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you love music then you will certainly enjoy this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday concerts and other musical performances that are certain to appeal to people of all ages. So take the whole family and check out one or more of these special musical events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 Knicks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, will play the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.knicks
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series will take place at 2 p.m. Librarian Barbara Wenglin will lead the discussion using the anthology “Love Stories”, copies of which are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Enoch Davis, the primary practitioner at Sojourn Acupuncture Center, will speak at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) about “Demystifying Acupuncture” at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Manor Club Talks Series. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will hold its Winter Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change Is Possible, will be the guest speaker. His father was a Nazi tank commander in WWII and was presented with the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. Wollschlaeger will talk about the past his father hid from him, how he was devastated by the Holocaust, which led to his conversion to Judaism and emigration to Israel. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The 24th annual Edythe Kurz Conference will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) from 8:30 a.m.- noon. The topic is “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle”. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Dinner With The Mosaic Storytelling Project at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet two teens who identify as Jewish and LGBTQ as they tell their personal stories. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “The Global Economy: What Lies Ahead”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host the annual Tombola Gala Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dinner, cocktails, gift bags and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host a Community Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner With Family & Friends. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Major Gil Revivo, a wounded hero of the IDF, will speak. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat”, a service for anyone of any age, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a “Senior Benefits Information Center” from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors will get help regarding benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs and many more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Artists Guild will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church (82 Prospect Avenue, White Plains) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a reception. The sale resumes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit hopefriedlandartist.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Yummy Struffoli”, an evening of baking and enjoying these fried dough treats. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The India Center of Westchester will hold its annual dinner and dance at The Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6-11 p.m. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “Performathon 2016”, an all-day performance by the conservatory’s fabulous student musicians. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jay Unger and Molly Mason, the Emmy-nominated duo, will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus sing-a-long will begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival Orchestra Winter Concert will take place at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Life and Nature: The Best of Czech Music”. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Holiday Music and The Holiday of Christmas, a French Horn and Harp ensemble, at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a discussion. Visit nps,gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Bronx Arts Ensemble as it presents The Manhattan Brass Quintet as they perform a holiday concerts at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will also present a Candlelight Tour with Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Folk singer Caroline Doctorow will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “A Joyous Christmas Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Concert and recording artist Kay Boyd is the headliner. Call 914-699-3041 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Breakfast in the Scarsdale High cafeteria (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 9-11 a.m. There will be holiday activities and pictures with Santa. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present its annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at 4 p.m. Professional singers and a chamber ensemble lead one of the largest community sing-a-longs of Handel’s masterpiece in the area. Singers of all skill levels welcome. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Stillmeadow Gourmet (65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold a Cookie Decorating Class for Children at 3 p.m. Visit stillmeadowgourmet.com for more information.
  • Visitors to The Silk Road (101 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be able to create their own memory quilts courtesy of My Quilting Beehive from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The White Plains High School (550 North Street) Craft Fair will take place at 10 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zm2nsxa for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host The Performing Arts Ministry’s Christmas Spectacular at 5 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will kick off on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run every day through Dec. 18. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host “Holiday Books and Tea Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The YWCA of White Plains (515 North Street, White Plains) will host a “Breakfast With Santa and a Side of Latkes” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit ywcawpcw.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Violinist Chi-Chi Lin Bestman and the Solace Ensemble will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m. Ursaville, a musical family, will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester All Strings Concert will take place at The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on the Iona College campus (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Oboist Katherine Needleman is scheduled to perform. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

  • The NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show and Exhibit Reception will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 5:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center will play host to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Live Holiday Tour with a 7 p.m. show. Visit wwe.com/wwe-live-holiday-tour-6 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker Magical Matinee at 3 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this holiday classic. This film version
    of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet
    each December at Lincoln Center. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Children’s Holiday Recital, arranged by the Bronxville Women’s Club, will take place at the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 1-3 p.m. Local young artists have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Blue Moon Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) for a festive holiday brunch and pictures with patrons. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a Chanukah Menorah Building Workshop and Family Fun Day at Home Depot (601 Sprain Road, Yonkers) from 2-4 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its 63rd annual White Gift Christmas Pageant from 4-5 p.m. Join local high school students and the children’s choir as they bring The Nativity to life in a fabulous pageant. Visit reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will screen “Last Stop”, the Israeli documentary that looks at the tensions between non-Jewish and Jewish-African communities at 2 p.m. Dr. Yoel Magid will speak. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Head over to The Ritz Carlton (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) for Breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host its annual Chanukah Boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shira Epstein, EdD, at 9:30 a.m. as she presents “Cultivating Curiosity”, a conversation about how parents can cultivate an environment of curiosity, inquiry and question-asking in their homes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “An Evening of Jazz With The Bernhard Haaks Quartet” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Society of America will host Yeshiva University Professor Jill Katz when she speaks at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host a Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. The Flute Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Judaica Shop Chanukah Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Choose from adult and children’s games, menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah gelt and much more. Visit ssttee.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.