Enjoying What Will Be A Very Busy Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

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

 FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

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

 SUNDAY

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

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

 

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Corks, Forks, Jazz and Casablanca This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a jam-packed weekend we have on tap in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, meetings, lectures, dinners, the White Plains Jazz Fest and much more taking place in our cities, towns and villages.

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 that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host speaker Dr. Jane Gerber as part of The Women of Reform Judaism Fall Dinner at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a screening of the Humphrey Bogart classic “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Ray Blue Quartet, a Peekskill-based jazz ensemble from 7:30-9:30 p.m. followed by Jazz Jam as part of the 2017 White Plains JazzFest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the films “Breakfast at Ina’s” and “The Last Blintz” from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Westchester native Kent Patterson will discuss his book “Images of America: Westchester County Airport” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-8 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 Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host “From the Branch to the Bottle”, a presentation and sampling of olive oils by the Twisted Branch Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will be hosting “Corks & Forks”, an evening of wine tasting, specialty cocktails and tastings of foods donated, prepared, and served by local restaurants, at 7 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano Sextet at 8 p.m. as part of the White Plains Jazz Fest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day” from noon-3 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, a DJ and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. for the exhibit entitled “The Children’s Hour”. Artists Randy Bolton, Holland Cunningham, Cristina Grassi, Elizabeth Holtry, Scott Hunt, Leslie Lerner, Dennis Masback and Andrew Shears will be on hand. Visit nrca.org for more information.

    Luiz Aragon

  • Jazz pianist Jon Wiess will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites women living or working in Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semiannual Sip & Swirl events for interested new members at Wayside Cottage on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its “Back to School Video Dance Party” for teens at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is for middle schoolers. No parents allowed. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with New Rochelle Department of Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon from 9:30-11 a.m. at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Larisa Schuckle, a field educator with the Ethical Choices Program Educating for a Better World, will discuss the connection between diet and health at The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 4 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host author Stephen Jaffe at 1 p.m. as he discusses the history of New York City and its surrounding communities during World War I. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host the 6th annual Picnic in the Park with a 6 p.m. showing of “Battle of the Sexes”. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. The film will be followed by a picnic in the park across the street from the theater. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its historical fiction book club “Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. There will be tea and snacks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a special Community Day event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and its impact on New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • Selichot Service at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will screen and discuss the Tom Hanks film “A Hologram for a King” at 7 p.m. followed by dessert and a Selichot service. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (40 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host special guest speaker Ruth Messinger, the former president of the American Jewish World Service and Manhattan Borough President, for a powerful evening of learning, introspection, and conversation at 8:30 p.m. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest. D’Rivera is a 14-time Grammy winner. Visit artswestchester.org
  • The City of White Plains Wellness Week Festival will take place at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street from noon-4 p.m. Visit ww.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Great White Plains Campout will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 2 p.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. Activities include nature workshops, kayaking, games, magic show, outdoor movie, a campfire, ghost stories, and leisure fun under the stars. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com 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.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “Leonard Bernstein & Friends” at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Author’s Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. The bookseller will also host author Barbara Santarelli, who penned “Everything I Ever Wanted” for a discussion at 2 p.m. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • The Angels in the Chamber Ensemble will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest concludes with an all-day concert on the Jazz Fest Main Stage on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. The SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars, The Kenny Lee All-Stars, The Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet, Sage and Donald Harrison are all scheduled to perform beginning at noon. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Town Wide Yard Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Hutchinson River Restoration Project will host its annual cleanup of the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Shore Road and City Island Road in the Bronx. Volunteers will launch from canoes to help clean and restore the banks of the Hutchinson River, including Pelham Bay Park. Visit eventbrite.com/e/thomas-pell-wildlife-sanctuary-clean-up-tickets-36926519213 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.

 

 

 

 

Kicking Off January In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first full weekend of the New Year is here so plan on kicking off January in style by enjoying all the wonderful things there are to see and do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series, hosted by librarian Barbara Wenglin, will continue at 2 p.m. The anthology “Love Stories” will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

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

    Donnie Bosco

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

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    information.

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

SUNDAY

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

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

 

 

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.

 

Enjoying The First Official Weekend Of Summer

Dear friends and neighbors,

Summer officially got underway this week so why don’t you celebrate by enjoying everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There is so much to see and do in our cities, towns and villages, including concerts, lectures 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 Opera will celebrate its 31st anniversary with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” at the Frank Auriana Theatre, Mooney-Hancock Arts Center at the Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. There will also be performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue to host its “Week of Readings By Poets and Writers” at the school’s Donnelley Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Thomas Lux, the author of Selected Poems 1982-2012, will read from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nami Mun, whose first book Miles from Nowhere, received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, The Hopwood Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award, will read from 4-5 p.m. Naomi Jackson and Jeff McDaniel will present a “Summer Seminar for Writers Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its summer reading program at 2:30 with a visit by James Eyring, Master Falconer, specializing in birds of prey. Eyring will have a hawk, kestrel, owls, and falcons, demonstrating their abilities. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Summer Concert Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Parkway Road at Palmer Avenue with a performance by Sue & The Fun Ghouls. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information. Sue_and_the_Fun_Ghouls_logo_V3-349x273
  • The group Magic Touch 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.

 Friday

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue to host its “Week of Readings By Poets and Writers” at the school’s Donnelley Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Mark Jude Poirier, who wrote the novel Goats and the story collection Unsung Heroes of American Industry, will speak from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Yusef Komunyakaa, who won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, will read from 4-5 p.m. Nami Mun and Komunyakaa will host a “Summer Seminar For Writers Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • All Westchester County pools and beaches will officially open for the summer season. The Saxon Woods pool in White Plains and Glen Island in New Rochelle are among the pools and beaches that will open. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • Tango Night returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:45 p.m. Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia and Mayte Vicens are scheduled to perform. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a virtual tour/exploration of Yellowstone, America’s first national Park. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Grand canyon of Yellowstone

    Grand canyon of Yellowstone

  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department’s “Parties in the Park” program will continue from 6-8 p.m. at Davis Park on Bradley Road. There will be music and other entertainment for the whole family. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with an Erev Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Diana Schutt will speak about her daughter’s transgender experience. Mosaic of Westchester, a resource center for the LGBTQ community, will participate in the evening. Visit sstte.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a “Publish and Promote Your Book Conference” from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. during which prominent New York City literary agents, major publishing house editors, public relations experts, and social media experts will speak and give advice on how writers can get their work published. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is sponsoring a free fishing weekend for Saturday and Sunday. Anyone can fish for free in fresh or marine waters of New York State even if they don’t have a license. All other regulations apply. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The closing reception for SHE will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will launch its annual summer reading program with a performance by the “Bash The Trash” duo at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • 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 Scarsdale Library (54 Olmsted Avenue, Scarsdale) summer reading program will kick off at 11 a.m. with a presentation of Mad Science. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • David Calamari, a Scarsdale magician and junior at Scarsdale High, will present “Nothing Up My Sleeves: An Intimate Evening of Close-up Magic” at &;30 at The Center@862 [862 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale). Visit center862.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway

    Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway

  • 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.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host YIS On Tour at The Met, Art History and Judaism and Jewish History Through Art at 11 a.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.

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