Celebrating Mother’s Day in the 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone has a happy, special day with their mom this weekend. And, what better way to celebrate with her than to spend it 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 Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the final 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. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will host “It Takes a Village: A Scarsdale Showcase” fundraiser at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale). The Del Bocas will be performing at the benefit, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.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 Israeli Action Committee will host a movie event at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) with a 7:30 presentation of “A Green Chariot”. It’s a drama set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv about identity, belonging and romance. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Author Lori Fettner will read from her book “Welcome to Motherhood” at Barnes & Noble (680 White Plains Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Contact Fettner at LoriFettner@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Norma Rae”, the Academy-Award winning film starring Sally Field, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. New Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Alvin & Friends will also host “Cocktails and Conversations: Media Literacy in the Era of Alternative Facts” with Sunny Hostin, Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View, and Christopher J. Farley, the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Style and Aesthetics of Caravaggio and Raphael” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host the PRC Barrier Breakers Wheelchair Basketball team at 5:30 p.m. The Barrier Breakers are open to Westchester children between 10 and 21 and are eligible to receive services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Visit cpwestchester.org/wheelchairbasketball.html for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Festival Orchestra will hold auditions from 4-11 p.m. at the Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). All high school musicians are invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the British “The Lady in the Van” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will induct the newest members into its “Walk of Fame” at the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3:30 p.m. This year’s inductees are actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Claire Trevor, artist Reginald Marsh, Dr. Henry Heimlich and former NFL players Fritz Pollard, Kyle Rote, Fran Tarkenton, Matt Snell, George Stark and Courtney Greene. The event will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Fran Tarkenton

  • The Emerson String Quartet will perform at The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 8 p.m. as part of the Hoch Chamber Music Concert Series. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will have a Scholar-in Residence Shabbat at 8:15 p.m. Scholar-in-Residence Judith Shulevitz will host a discussion entitled “Can Our Ethics Keep up With our Pace?:  The Moral Aspects of the Sabbath World”. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Center Lane and Pride Works will host the 22nd annual Gay Prom from 7:00-10:30 p.m. for children between the ages of 14 and 19 at The Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wjsc.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Movies For Adults series with a 1:45 p.m. showing of “Gaslight”, the Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer thriller. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Harlem Soul Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30 a.m. discussion about “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Isaac Young Middle School’s Nail Salon Club will be at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-2 p.m. for nail painting and conversation. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Young Performers Club and Workshop will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 7-10 p.m. Here’s a chance for young adults to learn to perform (on stage) in front of an audience. Visit tuckahoe.com/communitycenter for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Kids in the Kitchen: A Bouquet for Mom” from 4-6 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Glen Kirchoff will perform at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Recital Series at 8 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Tom Chapin will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • Flock Party, The Pelham Art Center’s annual spring gala, will take place at the Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The City School District of New Rochelle will host a Health Fair from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). Visit tinyurl.com/nyt8kwe for more information.
  • The inaugural “New Rochelle: On the Same Page” Community Read will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10 a.m. Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, and Ilyasah Shabazz, co-author of X: A Novel, will discuss their works and sign copies of their books. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a Mother’s Day Ballet & Tea at 9 a.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “An Appreciation of the Life and Times of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton” from 5-9 p.m. The program will feature four vignettes about his life with dinner to follow. St. Paul’s Church will also be making a special presentation to Eastchester Historical Society president Annmarie Flannery. Visit www.eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Southern rock band “Radar” will perform at Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) as part of its “Back to Broke” Tour at 10 p.m. Visit usa-eventer.com/event/radar-at-dudleys 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 Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Kevin Chen as he discusses “Decoding Presidents of the United States: Economic Policy and Social Development” at 3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau Steam Fair and Expo will take place at The Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street, White Plains) from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market opens for a new season at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Mahlstedt Gallery (415 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle) will host the opening reception for Canadian artist Melanie Simard from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition entitled Voyage des Couleurs will run through June 3. Call 914-246-0526 for more information.

    Melanie Simard

  • The Westchester Choral Society Spring Gala Concert will take place at The White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) from 4-5:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Diaper Bank will be packaging diaper bags at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) in conjunction with the Junior League of Central Westchester between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Put a week’s worth of diapers, wipes and educational inserts into bags to provide those in need of assistance. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • Bicycle Sunday will take place 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.
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sur La Table (125 Westchester Avenue Suite 2805A, White Plains) by participating in the Mommy & Me Baking Event from 10 a.m.-noon. Students will work together to create from-scratch Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleine Cookies and Meringue Roses. Visit surlatable.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will perform at The Grinton Will Public Library (1500 Central Park Avenue, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org 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.

 

 

 

 

Music, Movies and More In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The spring holiday season continues this weekend and there are many ways to enjoy some holiday time with your family and friends 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 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.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a special screening of God Knows Where I Am, the story of a dead homeless woman and the diary that details her journey, at 7:30 p.m. A Q&A with director Jedd Wider and producer Brian Ariotti will follow. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will hold a Spring Break Kid’s Workshop – Terrarium Building from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Domestic Violence Council will meet at the Westchester County Courthouse (111 Martin Luther King Blvd., White Plains) at 12:30 in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor. Visit events.westchestergov.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a 1:45 p.m. presentation of “Chico & Rita”, the story of a piano player and young singer in Cuba during the 1940s. The film was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Animated Film and features mature content. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “Binocular Vision” by Edith Pearlman. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence Dance Program will present “Spring MFA Performances” at the Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 7:30-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Second-year Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Rourou Ye and Bryanna Vargas are scheduled to perform. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Poetry Caravan will be at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4:30 p.m. as part of a National Poetry Month celebration. S

    Ruth Handel

    cheduled readers are North White Plains resident Gillian Cummings, Scarsdale resident Ruth Handel and Bronxville’s Marjorie Mir, all of whom are published poets. Visit poetrycaravan.org for more information.

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Kentucky Derby Day Fascinator from 2-4:30 p.m. Learn how to make a one of a kind head piece to add to your spring wardrobe. Visit pelhamartcenter.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.

 

SUNDAY

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host an Easter Jazz Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Nate Phillips will give a 2 p.m. performance at The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 2-4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

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

 

There Ought To Be A Law

I am pleased to announce that I will be sponsoring my second annual “There Ought to Be a Law” contest for students in grades six to eight throughout the 88th Assembly District.

Students must identify a problem impacting New Yorkers that could be solved via a legislative solution.  One first-place winner will be selected and have the opportunity to see his or her idea possibly become a new law. The winner will have the opportunity to join me in Albany where he or she will be acknowledged on the floor of the New York State Assembly and have a private tour of the State Capitol.  Second and third-place winners will receive an official citation from the New York State Assembly.

All contest submissions are due by April 1. The students whose proposals are selected will be notified on April 15, with the first-place winner taking a trip to Albany sometime in late May or early June.

2016 winner Sarah Jane O’Connor of Pelham

Interested students need to write an essay (750 words maximum) detailing their proposed idea for a law. There are no limitations on what a student can recommend; creativity is encouraged. Entry forms can be found at www.amypaulin.com. Students can download the form and e-mail their entry or simply fill it out online.

Middle school principals, teachers, and staff can contact the district office for more information by either calling (914) 723-1115, or by emailing paulina@nyassembly.gov. Any inquiries or submissions should be directed to Lisa Hofflich.

Pelham’s Sarah Jane O’Connor was the winner of the inaugural “There Ought to Be a Law” contest held last year. The then eighth-grader in the Pelham Middle School was awarded first place for her essay idea which called for the state to mandate insurance coverage of hearing aids.

Enjoy The Change Of Seasons In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Spring arrived earlier this week and the last full weekend of March is upon us. Enjoy the changing of the seasons in cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There is music, dinners, discussions, sports and much more to make this a more enjoyable 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

  • 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. Daniel Ficarri is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.

    Daniel Ficarri

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Newheart Ohanian Fashion Stylists, the group that designed Beyonce’s album Lemonade at 6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “Wines of the Loire” at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Wooddy of Rochambeau Wineswill serve as the guide. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “A Tea and Conversation” from 2-3:30 p.m. Take part in a women’s history quiz. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance will take place at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6-10 p.m. Contact Jennifer Lanser at 914-632-5700 for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Sharing Shabbat” for the first time at 7 p.m. This communal experience will be a fish/dairy potluck. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will be hosting flutist Pamela Sklar as she performs in a “Welcome to Spring” concert at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The All About The Blues Band will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Sock-n-Buskin’s Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Barnum” at The Pelham Middle/High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. There will also be performances on Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.) Email snbtix@gmail.com for tickets and more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the Renovators, Westchester Chapter at 8 p.m. as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host Whiskey, Wine & Wings from 8-11 p.m. There will be wine tasting, whiskey, wings and other light fare served with the proceeds going to charity. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Out of the Blue, the Oxford all-male a capella group, will perform at New Rochelle High School’s Linda Kelly Theater (North Avenue and Braemer Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show the film “Discover Italy: Terra di Puglia” at 7 p.m. It focuses on the development and conservation of the Puglia region in Italy. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “Children’s Corner Concert, Breath in Motion – Wind Instruments Come to Life” at 6:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Reno Big Horns in a 7 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host “Save the Sound: An Environmental Presentation” at noon. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Westchester Assembly Delegation, will host a job fair at The Greenburgh Library (300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Full-time positions in highway maintenance, motor equipment mechanics, and structural engineering are available. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Lisa Urban at urbanl@nyassembly.gov for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Metropolitan Opera violinist Shem Guibbory as he combines music and the images of photographer Peter Layton in a 7:30 p.m. performance. He will be joined by violinist Joyce Balint and pianist Oxana Mikhailoff. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Shadows of the 60s: A Tribute to Motown” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Bottom Band will perform at Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant and Bar (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle). Visit dudleysparkview.com for show times and information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a “Pysanka” Egg Decorating Workshop with Moki Kokoris from 2-4:30 p.m. Pysanka is Ukrainian egg decorated with traditional folk art. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Famous and Lesser

    Roy Allan Burch

    Known Influential Italians”, a lecture presented by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

  • The Beerfest of Westchester will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. Visit beerfestwestchester.com for more information.
  • Olympic swimmer and national-record holder Roy Allan Burch will kick off the City of White Plains 5th annual Jump In and Swim program at the White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) auditorium with an 11:30 a.m. presentation. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com/jumpinandswim for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its annual choir festival at 3 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host its second annual indoor tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host The Scape Trio at the Sommer Center in a 4 p.m. concert. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Taconic Opera will perform Dan Montez’s “David” at The Presbyterian Church of White Plains (39 North Broadway, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Downtown Music at Grace Concert Series will continue at The Grace Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) with a Young Artist’s Concerto featuring pianists Mackenzie Melemed and Angie Zhang and Downtown Sinfonietta, the resident chamber orchestra, at 5 p.m. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

    WWE Live

  • Violinist Anca Nicolau will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) as part of the part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Soprano Coralie Gallet and pianist José García-León will perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m.
  • WWE Live! The Road to Wrestlemania will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit wwe.com for more information.

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

 

 

A Super Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

While Super Bowl Sunday is expected to be the highlight of the weekend for many of you, there are plenty of non-football related things to do this weekend 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 After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World” at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Windy City Bulls at the Westchester County
    Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Cellist Mike Finckel will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School artist series. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Michael Finckel

    Michael Finckel

  • The Westchester Delegation 2017 Budget Forum will take place at The Greenburgh Library from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Greenburgh Library (300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford) to allow local organizations, elected officials, residents, and communities of Westchester County to share their views on the Governor’s Executive Budget for SFY 2017-2018. Contact Debra Lagapa at (914) 939-7028 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host Winterfest, its annual membership party, from 7-11 p.m. at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale). Food, drinks and music will highlight the evening. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester at 40 Mill Road from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Service is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Edibles in the Outdoor Garden Bed” at 11 a.m. Gardening pro Lauren Gill will speak. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Come see live improve performances by Pelham Middle and High School students. Visit thepicturehouse.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 1 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The annual Westchester Jewish Council Gala will take place at Congregation Kol Ami (225 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Paul Warhit and Jeff Kohn will be honored. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will welcome jazz pianist Takeshi Asai when he performs in a 7:30 p.m. concert as part of the Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Chase Padgett will perform “6 Guitars” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Padgett takes on the personality of different performers as he displays his talents on the guitar. Visit wppac.com for more information. 6-guitars-show-logo
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold a Chinese New Year celebration at 2 p.m. to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host “Pass It On Pelham: A Collection Event” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The PJL is collecting gently used baby gear and children’s clothes. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Windy City Bulls at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Good Dog Foundation will be at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) so children can practice their reading skills with story-loving dogs. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Recreation & Parks Camp fair will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The MLK Institute for Nonviolence will host EVBH 2017: Thinking Through the Consequences, a free youth conference, at the Calvary Baptist Church (188 Orawaupum Street, White Plains) from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

    • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will celebrate the installation of Adam Baldachin as the congregation’s new rabbi in an 11 a.m. ceremony. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
    • The Salmagundi Section of the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Super Bowl party at 5:30 p.m. there will be food, games, raffles and more. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
    • The Honorable Pearl Quarles, a New Rochelle resident and the first African-American woman to be elected as a Westchester County legislator, will speak at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
    • The Beer Noggin (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host Decadent Delicious Beers With Breakfast froosterrom noon-3 p.m. Visit beernoggin.com for more information.
    • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will hold a Chinese New Year celebration from 2-6 p.m. There will be stories, music, lion dancing and more. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
    • Author Gary Belsky will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) to discuss his book “On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games”. There will be a book signing following the 2 p.m. discussion. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.
    • Cellist Ani Kalayjian will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
    • Pianist Byron Janis will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. as part of the Master Class Series. Visit

hbms.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.