There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays, So Enjoy Everything In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the holiday season continues, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate 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. 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 White Plains History Roundtable will celebrate the grand opening of the new local history room at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit documenting the suffrage movement in Westchester while Nate Levin will discuss the historical narratives surrounding the movement. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 8th annual Green Medallion Award Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). The Eastchester Environmental Committee will be honoring Thomas Andruss and Crestwood Shoe Repair. Visit greeneastchester.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The GospelKnights Winter Concert will take place at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the 29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session from 6-8 p.m. Students will present posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The college’s theatre program will also present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Love and Squalor, the school’s literary magazine, will host Nicole Cooley for a reading between 7-10 p.m. Finally, the Hamm & Clov Stage Company will present the Labyrinth Dance Theater’s Production of NOOR at the Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 8 p.m. It is the story of a young female pacifist named Noor who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. She was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and seasonal favorites in a 7 p.m. concert at The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon). Contact David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The White Plains High Winter Concert, featuring the orchestra and the band, will take place at the High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its Toys For Tots weekend from 5-7 p.m. The festivities will continue from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Take photos with Santa, take candlelight tours of the historic home and remember to bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the film “My Hero Brother”, the story of a group of

    My Hero Brother

    young people with Down Syndrome embarking on a trip through the Indian Himalayas, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library will host its Black, White and Read All Over Casino Night at The Fenway Golf Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit The Campaign for the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • The Scarsdale Library will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen movie with a 1:45-p.m. showing of “Cocoon”, the 1985 film directed by Ron Howard. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Texas Legends in a 7-p.m. contest at The

    Harry Truman

    Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.gleague.nba.com/ for more information.

  • The Westchester Jewish Community Service Holiday Party will take place at Dave & Busters (881 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will present “Harry S. Truman and Latin America” at 2 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Scarsdale High (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) for all pre-K through 4th-grade youngsters. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Visit scarsdale.com/207/Parks-Recreation-Conservation for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host harpist Alyssa Reit and Peter Reit on French horn as they perform holiday music classics from 1-3:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Garnet Rogers is scheduled to perform. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Performathon 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Conservatory Development Manager, Aishling Quinn at aishling@musiced.org or call (914) 761-3900, ext. 113, for more information.
  • Children’s author Sandra L. Richards will read from her debut book, Rice and Rocks, at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Avalon Rose will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent, will perform at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit counytcenter.biz for more information.
  • The White Plains High School PTA will host its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains). Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Poet’s Corner (570 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Holiday Craft Sculpture Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Call 914-235-4551 for more information.
  • Comedian Mike Burton will perform at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will perform as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host the Hugh A. Doyle Holiday Luncheon at The Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Jimmy Moore Holiday Show will take place at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Movie, along with live performances, at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The AIA of Westchester Hudson Valley will present The Archeology of Central Park at The Scarsdale Library (54

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Manhattan Brass Quintet, sponsored by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, as they perform a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) will host a lavish buffet breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/hotel-overview/calendar for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the 12th annual Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting from 4-5 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (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.
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) will host “SHOUT FOR JOY! A Christmas Concert to Make the Heart Sing” at 4 p.m. Visit www.breanettaproductions.com for more information.
  • Historian Barbara Davis will give a presentation on “Recruit Week” and New Rochelle’s other unique roles in World War I at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host its Library book Festival from 2-4 p.m. Join local Westchester authors as they sign copies of their books. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Joseph (15 Cedar Street, Bronxville) will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) from 3-5 p.m. Visit saintjosephsbronxville.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy The Weekend Before The Hectic Holiday Season Begins

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of November has arrived and we’re closing in on the holiday season. Before we start talking turkey, though, let’s remember that there are many wonderful things to do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District that will help make your weekend enjoyable as you begin thinking about the holidays.

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

  • Community Service Associates will hold their annual Harvest Moon Gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. CSA runs the Project Family Soup Kitchen in Mount Vernon. Visit csasoupkitchen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center, The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services, Scarsdale Public Library, the Scarsdale PT Council and the Scarsdale Middle School PTA will sponsor the film “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age” followed by a discussion at the 9:15 a.m. in the Scarsdale Library. The movie will also be shown, followed by the discussion, on Wednesday (11/2) at 7:30 p.m. The film centers on family challenges in today’s screen-obsessed culture. Contact Ellen Tiven-Moore (914-722-8358, ellen@scarsdaleteencenter.com) for more information or to RSVP.

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host its Public Forum and Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center’s (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) Sisterhood Evening Book Group will kick off its Wine, Cheese and Evening Book Club series at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion about Matti Friedman’s “Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story”. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The Museum of Arts and Culture at New Rochelle High School (North Avenue, New Rochelle)will have an opening reception and guided tour for its new exhibit “Anne Frank: A History For Today” at 7 p.m. Contact Andrea Berman in the New Rochelle Fund Office at Aberman@nredlearn.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “The Roots of Doo-Wop”, featuring music from all five boroughs in New York City, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Pelham Civic Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Las Vegas Night will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamcivics.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Greg Diamond and Amalgama will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. The Mansion will also host its Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 9 p.m. showing of the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – A Touring Documentary”. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Andrus Gala will take place at The Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 6 p.m. The benefit is in support of ANDRUS, an organization that is a leader in training, research and advocacy for organizations
    Tanya Bannister

    Tanya Bannister

    that serve vulnerable children and families. Yonkers mayor Mike Spano will be one of the honorees. Visit andruscc.org for more information.

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will kick off its 2016-17 Faculty Recital Series at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by pianist Tanya Bannister. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Pelham Athletes Helping Athletes will play baseball at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Field in the Glover Complex (East Sandford Boulevard, Pelham). Baseball players of elementary-school age and coaches of all experience levels are welcome. Contact heatherjschneider@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will hold its 2016 Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be jewelry, housewares, clothing and much more available. Call 914-738-1528 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. There will be window painting and mask making from 10-11:30 a.m. 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 EcoPel Pelham town-wide cleanup will take place at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet on the Connecticut side of the Pelham train station.
  • Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle), in conjunction with the Sound Shore Chorale, Songcatchers and Tutti Bravi Productions, will present Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Emperor and the Nightingale” at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Black Student Union’s AfroDiasporan Culture Show: Genesis will take place at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show returns to the Westchester County Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “St. Paul’s and the Presidents”, a presentation about the five United States Presidents that have ties to the historic church, at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present “From Vienna to Broadway, A Soiree Musical”, featuring violinist/mandolin Joyce Balint, singer Janelle Allbritton, clarinetist Regan Nikol-Stas (clarinet) and pianist Oxana Mikhailoff, at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its “Gala of the Century” at 6:30 p.m. Among the honorees will be the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ShopRite nutrionist Inga Voloshin as she discusses “New Ways To Eat Right” at 2 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Hospital (41 East Post Road, White Plains) will host a “Ted E. Bear Fair” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children of all ages and their parents can bring in their teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be treated and learn about a variety of safety topics and good eating habits. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The Friends of White Plains Hospital annual gala will take place at Brae Burn Country Club (39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase) at 7 p.m. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will hold a free Mulch Mowing Workshop in Huguenot Park on North Avenue across from New Rochelle High School at 3 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • A Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving will take place at Wartburg Chapel (One Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon) at 2 p.m. in honor of Wartburg’s 150th A reception will follow. Contact JoAnn McGraw at 914-513-5128 or jmcgraw@wartburg.org 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.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Academy Wind Quintet of West Point will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a performance of “For Veterans by Veterans” at the Asbury Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Civil War Living History: Lee’s Forgotten General” from 4-5:30 p.m. Historian Patrick Falci will be in costume portraying Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill. Visit bartownpellmansionmusueum.org for more information.

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host Rinku Bhattacharya, a New York-based food writer, cookbook author and cooking teacher, at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its Artist of the Month Show and Reception from 2-5 p.m. This month’s artist is photographer Lester Blub. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “When a Non-Jewish Spouse Helps Raise Jewish Children: What Works” at 11 a.m. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Schuck. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Beth-EL Synagogue will also commemorate the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, knows as The Night of Broken Glass, at 6 p.m. Audrey Unger Reich and her father Ron Unger will tell his Holocaust story together. Survivors will also light candles in memory of the six million people murdered during the Holocaust. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Unexpected Voices About Israel and The Middle East”, the story of Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim of Pakistani origin who was radicalized at 18 before he changed directions and became pro-Zionist. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s HB Artist Series will welcome bassoonist Janice Grice as she performs “Tangos, Serenades and Choros”, music written by Latin American composers, in a 5 p.m. concert at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Suffern). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Red Door Chamber Players as they perform music by Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, and Franz Schubert at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oak Ridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M production of “Acts of Reunion”, a pair of one-act dramas by local playwrights, at 2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the M&M production of “The Last Romance”, a heartwarming comedy/drama about the power of love, at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Combined Choirs and Soloists of Huguenot Memorial Church and Christ Church will present REQUIEM, op. 9 conducted by Jeffrey Hoffman at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Contact info@huguenotchurch.org for more information.

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