Relax And Enjoy The Weekend, The Holidays Are Coming

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s the final weekend before the holiday season officially begins. Thanksgiving is next week but before you begin preparing the turkey and all the fixings, enjoy what is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend in 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a 7:30-p.m. screening of “The Lion”, the story of a boy who gets lost on a train in India and his search 25 years to find the family from which he was separated. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host Sydney MacInnes, the founder of Mothering Mother, as she discusses meditation, the practice of calming the body, the breath and the mind at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker

    The Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue at the Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Stony Brook University professor and author Shirley Lim will discuss the of Anna May Wong, the leading “oriental actress” of her time, and Josephine Baker, one of the great African-American entertainers. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information. 

  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “A New Perspective” as a way of recognizing November as National Caregiver Month. A New Perspective is a must-hear presentation for those who know or are caring for someone with memory impairment. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session” in Roscoe’s Room at 9 p.m. Play and sing with some of the best musicians in and around Westchester. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Office for the Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for The Craft Market Place from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be an exhibition and sale of handmade crafts. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “Mumford & Sons; Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder” at 7:30 p.m. as part of November’s Music and Movie Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College’s political professor David Peritz will discuss “The Power of Populism in Today’s Politics” at 9:30 a.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library’s Great Room (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.efu for more information.
  • Celebrate the release of La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau, a popular French wine, at Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be other wine and light fare served. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters will host a Coffee and Conversation with New Rochelle Commissioner of Development Luiz Aragon and Councilwoman Elizabeth Fried at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. They will discuss downtown development in New Rochelle. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host a tag sale at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The sale will continue on Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 30th annual Holiday Boutique at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlwestchester.org for more information.
  • Pelham High School’s (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) National Youth Arts Award-winning drama club will present “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. E-mail snbtix@gmail.com for more information.

    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

  • 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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Starnes & Shah, a folk-rock duo, as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series from 8-10:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • New York-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester (685 White Plains Road, Eastchester) will provide free cancer screenings from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 914-787-5000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Jewish educator Uri Feinberg will present “50 Days Since The Six-Day War” at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:45 p.m. following services. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday” at 7:30 p.m. Live music will highlight Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Songcatchers, a non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible musical programs to New Rochelle’s multi-cultural population, will hold a 7:30 p.m. benefit concert at 100 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Thomas Orchestra will perform its fall concert at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Heroes and Romantics”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala 2016 will take place at The Ritz Carlton Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6:30-midnight. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville behind Village Hall on Palumbo Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Pelham Novel Night 2016 will be held at The New York Athletic Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Pelham Public Library. Visit pelhamnovelnight.com for more information.newro
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Birding at Bartow” from 8:30-11 a.m. Jack Rothman, the founder of cityislandbirds.com, will lead the walk and the talk. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The 53rd annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. at New Rochelle High School with the NRFund Pancake Breakfast. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on North Avenue by the high school. Marchers must be at the parade lineup by 9:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.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.
  • Kol Hazzanim and The Westchester Jewish Council will host a Night of Music and Joy at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship with Alethia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit fccnr.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriednsrestaurant.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will continue to present “Sixty”, featuring the photographs by Hasna Muhammad, at noon. The show runs through Nov. 28. Muhammad is the daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and this exhibition captures her thoughts on everyday life while exposing social and human condition. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited, the popular song and dance group, will present “Astaire Way to Paradise”, featuring music from the films of legendary dancer/actor Fred Astaire, at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

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    Fred Astaire

  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “The Art Section”, a reception and opening ceremony celebrating the water color and photography work of Carleen Murdock. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit tinr.org/events 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. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. 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.

 

 

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Have A Great Father’s Day Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend it will be in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages offer so much to make your Father’s Day weekend special. So stay close, support your local businesses and communities and enjoy the holiday. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the 88th.

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

Thursday

  • The Junior League of Pelham’s membership committee will host a meeting for prospective new members who live in Pelham and Pelham Manor from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the home of Tyson Stephens (1407 Roosevelt Avenue). Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Wartburg Adult Care Community of Mount Vernon will host its 4th annual gala in conjunction with its 150th anniversary at the Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit wartburg.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host local historian Thomas X. Casey as he presents “Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island” at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Postcards From Pelham Bay

    Postcards From Pelham Bay

  • The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers will hold a meeting at Burke Rehabilitation Center (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit burke.org for more information.
  • There will be a Veteran’s Service Agency VA Healthcare ID Sign-up at VSA (112 E. Post Road, Room 442, White Plains) from 11-3 p.m. Call 914-995-2145 for more information.
  • Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shahar Sadeh, a scholar and practitioner, who will discuss “A Land of Milk and Honey? Environment, Sustainability and Peace” at 7:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/milkandhoney for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place 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.

Friday

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Performance at 8 p.m. The Renovators and Honor Finnegan are scheduled to perform. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

    Honor Finnegan

    Honor Finnegan

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a Rum and Cigar Night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There will be flights of rum from Rhum Clemente in Martinique and a seminar led by Krista Archer, a Clement North American’s Business Manager with an expertise on the rhum category. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host a preview of its Preschool Music and Movement Program from 10 a.m.-noon at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.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 Juneteenth Celebration will take place at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Caterer Esmerito Henriquez from Hubbard’s Cupboard will prepare lunch to go along with musical entertainment. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

Saturday

  • The White Plains Historical Society will host “A Day in the Life of Colonial White Plains” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tibbits Park on South Broadway as part of the City’s centennial celebration. There will be a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon by Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk as it was read by Judge John Thomas in White Plains in July of 1776. Call 914-328-1776 for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “New York Path Through History Day” from noon-4 p.m. There will be free guided tours at quarter past every hour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its Attic Treasure Tag Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present “The Amazing Max”, a magic show with a mind of its own, at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Kevin Lee Bass Scholarship Fund will hold its annual fundraiser at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. There will be live music and silent auction. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its flute orchestra with a 1 p.m. concert. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a discussion with artist Marcy B. Freedman entitled “Offensive: Images of Women in Media” at 5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

    Marcy Freedman

    Marcy Freedman

  • The BID Family Market Day will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. Louis Miranda is scheduled to perform. Visit nrpl.org 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will present “Music on the Move”, a series of pop-up concerts on the back of a flatbed truck from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The truck will make stops at the Golden Horseshoe, Shoprite and Quaker Ridge Shopping Centers in Scarsdale and New Rochelle. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • Celebrate Father’s Day at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) with “Take Dad Out To The Ball Game 1864” from 1-3 p.m. The New York Mutuals will play a game under 1864 rules, using balls, bats and uniforms of the era. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame

  • 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.
  • There will be a Father’s Day Family Concert at Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains) featuring The Showtime Dance Band at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • There will be a Father’s Day Celebration of Songs and Stories for Children at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host an all-day Father’s Day Family Barbeque beginning at 11:30 a.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • 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.

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