It’s Already The Middle of July

Dear friends and neighbors,

There will be music, movies and more to enjoy this weekend as we reach the midway point in July 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. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Alan Hollander, will continue to celebrate its 48th season with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Rat Pack-Good Clean Fun will perform this week. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ayodele Casel & Storyboard P will perform. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Neighborhood Nights at Gardella (Ferris Avenue) and Chatterton (Chatterton Avenue) Parks, respectively. The movie Finding Nemo will be shown at Gardella Park at 8:15 p.m. while there will be a barnyard animal and craft show at Gardella at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present Romeo and Juliet at Turnure Park (South Lake Street) at 7 p.m. Visit hvshakespeare.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Arts Council, in conjunction with The Acceleration Project, will present “Pearl Necklace”, from 6-9 p.m. at Wilson & Son Jewelers (18 Chase Road, Scarsdale). It’s a celebration of the Pearl Necklace sculpture installation in Chase Park. Meet Simone Kestelman, the artist, and enjoy drinks and snacks. Visit simonekestelman.com for more information.

    Simone Kestelman’s Pearl Necklace

  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival will kick off Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Ras Chemash will perform. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr., Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center will host Cinema Sotto Le Stelle, a free outdoor movie festival in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square at 8:30 p.m. This week’s film is “Fire at Sea”, the story about life on Lampedusa, an island south of Sicily. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will celebrate Space Week with a 3 p.m. showing of “Space Buddies”. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a showing of the Michael J. Fox film “Doc Hollywood” at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will continue its Parties in the Park Program with a 6 p.m. celebration in Davis Park (Lyons Road and Scarsdale Boulevard, Scarsdale). There will be live music, entertainment and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah will host a casual Shabbat Service Under the Stars from 5-8 p.m. at a private home. All are welcome, though. There will be music with a nosh to follow. Call 914-472-2013, ext. 300 for information about service’s location.
  • Join the City of New Rochelle as it honors its French roots with a 10 a.m. Bastille Day celebration on the steps of City Hall (515 North Avenue, New  Rochelle). Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Julius Rodriguez

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for its Faculty and Student Showcase from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival will continue at Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Brian Carter and some special guests will perform as part of a Bastille Day celebration. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.
  • White Plains native Julius Rodriquez will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “$aving Banksy”, a film about a misguided art collector attempting to save a Banksy painting from destruction, at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show the Academy-Award winning film La La Land at 1:45 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a discussion about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Alexander Hamilton

  • The 22nd annual Cycle for Sight will take place in Pelham. The 25-mile ride, which will begin at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Boston Post Road and Fowler Avenue) at 9:15 a.m., will provide financial support for a medical mission to the Dominican Republic. Visit volunteerhealthprogram.com/faq-1/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses from 10-11:30 a.m. Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival continues and will move to Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green. Performances begin at 4 p.m. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Sound Check: A Closing Party for “From the Streets”, the latest ArtsWestchester exhibition that is closing, from 7-11 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Words Around the World series with a discussion about “The Dinner” by Herman Koch at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival will continue in Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green beginning at 4 p.m. The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet and Jasper Cain and The Rhythm Collective are scheduled to perform. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.

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

Enjoying A July Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Summer is in full swing and what better way to enjoy it than to spend some time shopping, eating and relaxing in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of things to do and see this weekend, including music, movies and dancing.

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

THURSDAY

  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The group Jtonez Music will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a retirement party for reference librarian Pat Root at 1 p.m. The public is invited. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Journalist and historian Alison Cowan will speak at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) about Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the American Army during the Revolutionary War. She later fought for and won a military pension. The program begins at 7 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host the 2016 Summer Israel Film Smagiceries, beginning with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Magic Men”, a modern-day road trip adventure. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present a discussion on the artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a Friends Super Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host a concert at The Hudson Park Band Shell (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. It is part of a summer concert series and this week’s performance will be a Pirates of Penzance Sing-Along. Visit nrca.org for more information.
  • Mayte Vicens will host Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:45 p.m. There will be a free tango lesson followed by open-floor dancing. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Burke Rehabilitation Adult Fitness Center (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host the first session of an eight-week program entitled “Dance Party for Parkinson’s”, a movement class based on the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD program. It’s a program designed for those suffering from the disease, their families and caregivers. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The NPC Northeast Summer Bodybuilding Classic will take place at The County Center in White Plains beginning at 11 a.m. Visit bevfrancis.com/npcnortheast/npc-northeast-summer-classic for more information.16NPC_SUMMERCLASSIC_900
  • Historian and author Jack Kelly will give a 1 p.m. speech at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) about the American Revolution. He will discuss his latest book “Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence” as well. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Humane Society and transFORM Gallery are teaming up for a summer show and fundraiser entitled “Rescue Me”. The opening reception will be held at the Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) from 3-7 p.m. Visit transformgallery.com for more information.
  • Dance En Plein Air will take place at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green (Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 1-1:30 p.m. The pop-up dance performance this week is “Zumba With Maria Vargas”. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Beer Noggin 1st Anniversary Birthday Bash will take place from noon-11 p.m. at Beer Noggin (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville). Visit beernoggin.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center will host an Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build at the Community Church – The Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) at noon. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the first class in a three-week series entitled “Exploring Musical Theater”. The program runs all day and open to students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade this fall. Visit sarahlarence.edu 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 Summer In The 88th Assembly District

We’re nearing the end of June and as the weather starts to get hotter so does the music scene in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of free concerts around the district this summer, both during the day and in the evening. Here’s a closer look at some of the free shows.

SCARSDALE

The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will host a series of Thursday-night concer

The Westchester Band

The Westchester Band

ts at Chase Park in Scarsdale. The concerts, which will take place on July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The rain location is Scarsdale High School. The Westchester Band will also perform on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scarsdale Municipal Pool [311 Mamaroneck Road] as part of Scarsdale’s Fourth of July celebration. There will be fireworks and this concert has a $2 admission fee.

Visit www.scarsdale.com for more information.

EASTCHESTER

The Eastchester Summer Sounds Concert Series will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. between July 6 and Aug. 10 at the Lake Isle Country Club driving range. The concerts are free but food and drinks available for purchase at The Balcony Café by Mulinos. The rain dates for the concerts are on Thursday. The performers scheduled to appear are:

July 6 – Tangled Vine

Bob Larro

Bob Larro

July 13 – Bob Larro Orchestra

July 20 – House Arrest

July 27 – Epic Soul

Aug. 3 – FDR Drive

Aug. 10 – Headfirst Band

There will also be a 7:30 p.m. concert on Aug. 17 at the Garth Road Park. The Bookends Band is scheduled to perform.

Visit www.eastchester.org for more information.

BRONXVILLE

The Bronxville Pops Concert Band will perform on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at Bronxville High School [177 Pondfield Road] at 8 p.m. Scheduled concert dates are July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Visit www.facebook.com/The-Bronxville-Pops-Concert-Band-610695272354530/?rc=p for more information.

The Bronxville Summer Street Concert Series will also take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 on Park Place from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Visit www.bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

WHITE PLAINS

The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series returns for another season on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. in the Renaissance Plaza located at Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue. The performers scheduled to appear are:

June 30 – Brian Carter Quartet – Jazz

July 7 – Jtonez Music – Top 40

July 14 – Gunsmoke – Country

July 21—A Tribute to Glen Campbell

July 28 – Back to the Garden

August 4 – Life’s A Beach

August 11 – 24 Seven – Pop Rock

Ricardo Gautreau

Ricardo Gautreau

August 18 – River of Dreams – Billy Joel

August 25 – Richie G. Group – Jazzy Pop

September 1 – Ricardo Gautreau – Latin Flair

September 8 – The And Jam Band – Smooth Sounds

September 15 – Rain Date

The City of White Plains will also host Dancing Under the Stars on July 6 from 7-9 p.m. in Renaissance Park [Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street].

Visit www.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

NEW ROCHELLE

The City of New Rochelle has a variety of concerts scheduled for many Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this summer. The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series will take place on Wednesdays at the Hudson Band Shell beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performers scheduled to appear are:

July 6 – Showtime Dance Band

July 13 – Feinberg Brothers

July 20 – New Rochelle Opera

July 27 – Wali Ali and the Tambourine Band

Aug. 3 – Benson-Scott Big Band [Emil Paolucci Memorial Concert]

Glenda Davenport

Glenda Davenport

Aug. 10 – Glenda Davenport Quartet

Aug. 17 – Ben Clark and the Long Shadows

Aug. 24 – Firey String Sistas

Aug. 31 – The Kootz Band

BID Music on the Green will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park at The Library Green. Performers scheduled to appear are:

July 21 – Zero 360

July 28 – Eli Fountain with Baba Don & Equinox

Aug. 4 Nanny Assis Trio

Aug. 11 Los Hacheros

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25.

There will also be four Friday-night concerts [7:30] at the Hudson Park Bandshell. Scheduled performances are:

July 8 – Pirates of Penzance Sing-Along

July 22 – Spoken Word Night

Aug. 5 – Rejoice! Gospel Night

Aug. 19 Sup? Emerging Bands Take the Stage

Visit www.newrochellearts.org for more information.

PELHAM

 The Pelham Summer Concert Series will take place on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Performers scheduled to appear are:

June 27 – Butch Barbella’s Streets of the Bronx Band

The Streets of the Bronx Band

The Streets of the Bronx Band

July 11 – FDR Drive

July 18 – Virgil Scott Swing Band

July 25 – The Barons

August 1 – “A Tribute to Dion” by Kings of the New York Streets

August 8 – Bookends Band

August 15 – Phillip James Orchestra

August 22 – Westchester Swing Band

August 29 – Vocalist Jackie Dimaggio

The town hotline to call in case of inclement weather is 738-0153.