Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve arrived at the last weekend in April and I can’t believe how much there is to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, shows, discussions, galas and much, much more on tap.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the first of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings about loved ones they have lost through writing. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with subsequent meetings on May 4 and May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Westchester County Federation of Women’s Club, which includes clubs in Scarsdale, Bronxville and White Plains, will host its annual spring conference luncheon and Woman of the Year presentation at The Davenport Mansion on the Sound (400 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Paul Tramontozzi of KBK Wealth Management will host “Quality of Life: MIT Age Lab and You” at 5 p.m. at Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). He will discuss optimizing retirement. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host WOW The Women of Worth from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Schoenfeld Gym. There will be dancing, raffles, food and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Concordia College New York Student Art Exhibition opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. at the OSilas Gallery. Visit concordia-ny-edu for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “$aving Bansky”, a film about an art collector’s attempts to save a Bansky painting from destruction at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence”, a film narrated by Roger Waters about graffiti writers of the late 60s and early 70s, at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Atelier 811 Gallery (811 North Broadway, White Plains) will host an exhibition featuring photographer Joseph Squillante from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then through May 25. Squillante specializes in scenes of the Hudson River. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will hosts a Trends & Treasures Fashion Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust lane, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Ambassadors For Successful Aging Senior Services Navigator program will host a Kickoff For the Aging Network event at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-noon. The program will provide insight as to how seniors can maintain their independence. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 6:15-9 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Poet Alex Dmitrov will host “Ritual, Magic & The Coasts: The San Francisco Renaissance & New York School Poets” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Faso Foli, a West-African drumming ensemble, will perform at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 5-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • CJ Cullens Tavern (77 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will host a free comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Call 914-740-7106 for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues a presentation of the French film “Mustang” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Lale, a young Turkish girl, and her four sisters, each of whom are being suppressed by their family after an innocent encounter with a group of boys. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman as part of the Morgan & Marjorie Miller Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series for a three-day event focusing on Judaism in the 21st Friday’s program is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. The program will continue Saturday (10:30 a.m.) and Sunday (10:45 a.m.). Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Theater Company will present Peter Pan, Jr. at Pelham High School (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 8 p.m. and again Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamchildrenstheater.com for more information.
  • Guy Eshed, the principal flutist from the Israeli Philharmonic, will coach students at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) from 7-9 p.m. The public is invited to watch the session and listen to the music. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) to perform between 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Home Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a series of 20-minute workshops from local experts on home-related trends. Visit http://www.jorg for more information.
  • Operation Prom will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1-4 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon- 2p.m.). Operation Prom helps thousands of students from across the country attend their prom at little or no cost. Visit operationprom.org for more information.
  • Chris Merwin will play the Japanese Shakuhachi flute at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3 p.m. Merwin is classically trained on the end-blown bamboo flute. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will hold a free Arbor Day celebration at 1 p.m. Certified ISA arborist Mike McGowan will host a discussion and demonstration. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Students for Refugees will host “The Refugee Experience” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Scarsdale High School (2 Brewster Road School District Entrance). Syrian student Ahed Festuk, Chris George, the director of IRIS, and Mary Refling, co-founder of The Westchester Refugee Task Force, are scheduled to speak. Contact Maggie Favretti at mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a four-day book sale beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pieces of Hope Event & Fifth Annual Autism Awareness Walk will take place at The United Preschool (456 North Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Contact Joan Colangelo at colangelo@cpwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Pius X (91 Secor Road, Scarsdale) will host “An Evening of Broadway”, featuring Scarsdale High graduate Maria Failla, at 8 p.m. St. Pius X music director David Schmidt and special guests Gillian Hassert and Kyle Torrence are also scheduled to perform. Acclaimed composer Georgia Stitt will accompany on the keyboard. Visit stpiusxchurch.com for more information.
  • Senior Pastor Dr. Allen Paul Weaver and the Choice Men’s Ministry of the Bethesda Baptist Church (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Brotherhood Weekend from Friday through Sunday. An all-male worship service will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and will be led by Dr. Calvin Sampson, Sr., the pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Manhattan. There will be a health fair on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Roderick Caesar, Jr. of the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Queens will speak. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • I will be hosting The Pelham Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony at The Daronco Town House (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-6 p.m. as part of a Women’s History Month celebration. Visit amypaulin.com for more information.
  • Celebrate Arbor Day as the Village of Scarsdale and the Friends of the Scarsdale Parks will host a “Community Planting Day” from 10 a.m.- 4p.m. along the South Fox Meadow Brook, which is part of the Bronx River watershed. Planting will take place in the Brewster Road-Harwood Wetland. Volunteers will meet in the Scarsdale High gravel parking lot. Registration is required. Visit scarsdale.com/recreation for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host their annual fundraiser at The Scarsdale Golf Club (1 Clubway, Hartsdale) from 7-11 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe at the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com/recycling for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host the “Spring Clothing Closet Sale” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be new and used clothing, books, records, CDCs and more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Rotary Club will host its Annual Dinner and Auction at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s honoree is Bronxville schools superintendent Dr. David Quattrone. Contact Doris Benson (dwbenson1@verison.net) for more information.
  • The Ukranian Folk Art Festival will take place at The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be a concert of Ukrainian regional folk village-style polyphony featuring the Ukrainian Village Voices. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Ukrainian Village Voices

  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Meet The Mural Kings”, a documentary about legendary muralists and graffiti artists at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester and Bloomingdale’s (175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) will team up for “From the Streets to Bloomingdale’s”, a shopping day to benefit ArtsWestchester and its education programs, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 70th Years Big Night Out Anniversary Gala at The Sunningdale Country Club (300 Underhill Road, Scarsdale)at 7 p.m. Past JLCW president Janice Starr and Susan Fox, the president and CEO of White Plains Hospital, will be honored. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Salsa Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Lawrence Block’s “Hilliard’s Ceremony” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 9:15 a.m.-noon. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Vintage Market will be at The Ebersole Ice Rink (110 Lake Street, White Plains) in Delfino Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. There will be vintage, glassware, clothing, furniture and more for sale. The Market will also be open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson will perform at Sarah Lawrence College’s Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 7:30-9.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. when Linda Leavitt, the former editor of The Scarsdale Inquirer, will host “My Favorite Stories”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host The 2017 Future Filmmakers Festival, which will highlight the filmmaking talents of Westchester teens, at 2:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) will host its annual “Strawberry Festival” from noon-5 p.m. There will be games, food, music and, of course, strawberries. Visit cnr.edu for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center will host a fundraising event at Barry’s Boot Camp at The Golden Horseshoe Mall (1142 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 1-2 p.m. This one-hour workout class is for participants 15 years and older. Visit thecenter862.com for more information.
  • Jon Manasse, the principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, will coach the students of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Sound Shore Chorale will perform at Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (48 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle) from 3-5 p.m. They will be perfroming Vivaldi’s Gloria. Visit soundshorechorale.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Greek Orthodox Church’s Holy Trinity Dance Troupe will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. The group will perform traditional dances from the Greek Islands and the mainland. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Town of Greenburgh will host its first annual Motorcycle Safety Event in the Dannon Parking Lot (100 Hillside Avenue, White Plains) across from the Greenburgh Town Hall from noon-4 p.m. The Greenburgh police, Empire Harley Davidson, Hudson Valley Suzuki Kawasaki, Triumph of Westchester and many more groups will be on hand for demonstrations and discussions. The rain date is May 7. Visit greenburghny.com for more information.
  • The Hudson Valley Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Club will host the 14th annual Chavayrim Kol Yisrael Awards Luncheon at Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) at 1 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk, will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The Symphony will perform Brahms Symphony 1, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Elgar’s cello concerto. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “An All Bronxville a Cappella Showcase” from 3-5

    Yung-Chiu Wang

    p.m. SHA! Cappella, Bronxville High School’s only a cappella group, SLC Majors, an all-part group from Sarah Lawrence College, Treble in Paradise, an all-female alto and soprano group, and Vocal Minority, Sarah Lawrence College’s only all-male group, are scheduled to perform. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Mayfair will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be bounce houses, obstacles courses, pony rides, food and more. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence Chamber Music Program will present “Wall-to-Wall Chamber Music”, a concert at the school’s Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Taiwanese-born concert pianist Yung-Chiu Wang will perform Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations at the Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. as part of the SCC Concert Series. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy will sponsor a trolley tour of historic White Plains. The Purdy House in White Plains and the Miller House in North White Plains are among the locations on the tour. Visit doll1776.com/events.html for more information.

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

 

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Enjoy The Change Of Seasons In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Daniel Ficarri is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.

    Daniel Ficarri

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

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

    Roy Allan Burch

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

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

SUNDAY

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

    WWE Live

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

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

 

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

Music, Movies And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The weather took a fall turn this week but that doesn’t mean the weekend has to be spent raking leaves and doing yard work. There are plenty of wonderful activities in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District to keep you busy outside of the backyard.

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 Bronxville Summer Concert Series performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Park Place. Andrew Cole and The Bravo Hops will be performing. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

    Taconic Opera "Opera Has A Baby" Gala.

    Taconic Opera

  • The Taconic Opera’s annual fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. in the C.V. Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains). This year’s theme is “Opera Has a Baby”, featuring artists who will perform arias about young children. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “In Search of St. Francis”, a film about the legendary saint, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. will present a Homeowners Outreach Workshop at the New Rochelle Library from 1-4:00 p.m. Workshop topics include the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, mortgage default and delinquency counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, transitioning counseling, load modifications and credit counseling. Call 914-428-4507, ext. 307 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 Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual fundraiser on the grounds of The Marble School House (388 California Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Come and Meet John Adams”. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its Sunset Classical Concert Series at 7 p.m. when violinist Kristina Giles and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuesum.org for more information.

    Rebecca Pechefsky

    Rebecca Pechefsky

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Home and Garden Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Well-known gardener Kent Russell will be the featured speaker. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) brings back its Coffeehouse House Music Series with an 8 p.m. performance by singer-songwriter Judy Kass and Glen Roethel. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Picnic Shabbat” featuring blessing, songs, a picnic dinner, desserts, games and more. Remember to bring a blanket. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss and clarinet legend Sol Yaged will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) will celebrate “Oktoberfest” from noon-3 p.m. with knockwurst, red cabbage, desserts and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a Coffee & Conversation at The New Rochelle Library from 9:30-11 a.m. with New Rochelle City Council member Ivar Hyden. Visit nrpl.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 Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions from 5-7 p.m. Contact band director Thanos Kokkalas at kokkalas@me.com or call 347-701-6211 for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a furniture drive from 9 a.m.-noon to benefit Furniture Sharehouse. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Community Action Partnership Advisory Council will present a “Mardi Gras Jazz and Gospel Fest” at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 5-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Blood Type Ragu” will be performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Latin Music Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Saturday Night Comedy Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Picnic in the Park, a screening followed by a picnic
    The House of Medici

    The House of Medici

    in the park across the street. There will be dancing as well. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host a discussion on the Medici dynasty at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Youth Bureau will present “A Day of Wellness” from noon-4 p.m. on Court Street next to the Galleria. Talk to doctors, dentists and other health professionals while enjoying food and games. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Art Association will kick open its 101st annual Juried Exhibition at the New Rochelle Library. The show will run through Oct. 23. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9 invites everyone to set sail on a Statue of Liberty fundraising cruise that will leave from Fort Slocum Road (New Rochelle). Detective John Hynes of the Pelham Police Department can provide information about tickets etc. and can be reached at (914) 738-2000 or detppd@aol.com.

 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. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • 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.
  • The Tuckahoe Challenge Road Race will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe). Check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be one-mile and 5K races, both beginning and ending at the community center. Visit tuckahoe.com 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 fourth annual New Rochelle Street Fair will take place on Main Street between Centre and North Avenue from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

  • New Rochelle FoodFest 2016 kicks off a weeklong celebration of eating in the city. It’s an opportunity to sample the diverse and delicious culinary delights in New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com/foodfest for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host a prospective member informational session at 201 Highbrook Avenue, Pelham at 2 p.m. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “OPERATTITUDES” in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium at Iona College (715 North Avenue) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The eighth annual Friends of Peter C. Alderman Walk will take place at Fenway Country Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) at 3 p.m. There will be a barbeque and games. Visit petercaldermanfoundation.org/events/friends-of-peter-walk/ for more information.
  • The KIDS Snapper Fishing Derby will take place at Hudson Park and Beach (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) from 8 a.m.-noon. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its annual book swap with the first of three drop-off dates. Books can be dropped off at the library between 1-4:30 p.m. and then again on Monday and Tuesday. The book swap will take place Sept. 22-24. Visit bronxvillelibrary.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 Weekend In May

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re closing out April and welcoming May this weekend and the best way to celebrate is to spend time in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of speeches, concerts, ceremonies, dances and movies in our cities, towns and villages to fill your weekend. The weather is supposed to be spectacular, so get out enjoy it.

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

  • Retired archivist Ray Geselbracht will speak at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 1:30 p.m. He has worked at the Truman Library in Missouri, The National Archives in Washington and has served as the special assistant to the director in Hyde Park, N.Y. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay park) will host a “Garden Art Talk” centering on figures, fountains and peacocks Lachaise Garden Sculptures (1920-35) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Gaston Lachaise,Long-Tailed Peacock and Short-Tailed Peacock

    Gaston Lachaise,Long-Tailed Peacock and Short-Tailed Peacock

  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre season continues with a performance of “Uniform Convergence”, a show that chronicles the lives of a 19th century Russian mathematician and a present-day Asian-American math professor. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit www. sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Chocolate Works in Scarsdale (450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale) will host “A Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. Visit chocolateworks.com/scarsdale more information.

FRIDAY

  • The City of New Rochelle will observe Arbor Day with a tree planting in Ruby Dee Park at The New Rochelle Library Green 2-3 PM. There will also be a children’s workshop. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a digital presentation with historical commentary followed by a discussion that will explore the National Mall in Washington, D.C. visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale Arbor Day Ceremony will take place at Hyatt Park (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) from 1:30-2 p.m. Contact Josh Ringel at jringel@scarsdale.com for more information.

    Planting trees in Scarsdale on Arbor Day.

    Planting trees in Scarsdale on Arbor Day.

  • Operation Prom Dress Giveaway will take place at The County Center in White Plains from 1-5 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to students in need. Services are available to children in financial need, those who are homeless, sick, or disabled. School supplies and scholarships are available in addition to our regular donations of Prom dresses and tuxedos. Visit operationprom.org for more information.
  • The “Spring Fever Baseball Card Show” will take place at The County Center from 2-8 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit nyshows.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau will host its 8th Annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. There will be dinner and prizes in addition to the dancing. Tickets are available at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains, Monday through Friday (9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.) For more information please contact Adrienne Rivers at: arivers@whiteplainsny.gov or 422.1378.
  • Saxophonist Alex McCabe and pianist Paul Odeh will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Amato Opera Company will perform, complete with 18th-century costumes and handcrafted masks, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Spring Dance Concert, featuring performances by undergraduate and graduate students, will take place in the school’s Bessie Schonberg Dance Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The award-winning Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) drama club will present “Sister Act” on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Undiscovered Realm Comic and Toy Expo will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Undiscovered-Con.com for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester’s “All Romantic Concert”. Violinist Tessa Lark will perform Antonin Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, op. 53, in A minor at 8 p.m. at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Visit symphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Huguenot Cabaret will take place at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) at 6 p.m. There will be cocktails, a buffet, a silent auction and more in addition to the show. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Rocky Middleton

    Rocky Middleton

  • The Symphony of Westchester will present an all-romantic music program featuring violinist Tessa Lark at Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold a special Faculty Concert at Faust Harrison Pianos (214 Central Avenue, White Plains). Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Taste of Scarsdale … Just Desserts: Satisfying your sweet tooth with master baker Seth Greenberg” from 2-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School jazz students will perform at the Scarsdale Library with anyone from the community who wishes to “jam with them”. The performance begins at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will hold its Spring Tag Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The April’s Child Walk-A-Thon will take place at Rye Playland beginning at 9 a.m. April’s Child, which works to raise awareness about how to prevent child abuse and neglect, serves the City of New Rochelle. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jtwgxfe for more information.
  • The Jackie’s Walk 4HD (Huntington’s Disease) will take place at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle at 10 a.m. Visit help4hd-international.org/JHWalk4HD for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to bikers 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.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a special screening of DARAJA GIRLS: Powerful Beyond Measure at 6:30. The film focuses on the cultural exchange at high schools in Northern California as two Daraja students journey to the U.S. for the first time. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Back To The Garden 1969”, a celebration of Woodstock, at 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information. BTG-Portfolio-Image
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Road, New Rochelle) will host The Strawfest Strawberry Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, vendors, games and attractions and strawberry-themed foods. Visit cnr.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Songs for Seeds Concert in conjunction with its Mazel Tots Open House from 4-5 p.m. The Song for Seeds is an award-winning children’s music program. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Mayfair, an annual community outreach carnival, at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will host a celebration of American composer Randall Thompson at 4 p.m. at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale). Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series will present clarinetist Alan Kay in a 6 p.m. concert at the school (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Sound Shore Chorale will present its 38th annual Spring Concert – An All-Schubert Program at 3 p.m. at the Arrigoni Center (48 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit soundshorechorale.org for more information.
  • There will be a “Blessing of the Bikes” at the First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) at 9:15 a.m. Reverend Tim Dalton will conduct a short service, asking God to bless each rider and bike for the upcoming riding season. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Allegro Singers: Soprano Monique McDonald and Friends will perform at The Eastchester Library at 3 p.m. McDonald will perform arias from famous operas, Neapolitan songs and Broadway standards. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information

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

 

 

 

 

Braving A Chilly April Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It has felt more like winter than spring the last few days and the next few days don’t appear as if they will be much better. Don’t let the weather get you down, though. There is plenty to see and do in the 88th Assembly District to keep your mind off the weather this 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7 p.m. presentation examining the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the area surrounding the church. Author and anthropologist Dr. David Oestreicher will lead the discussion. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Primetime 4 Adults: Bingo, Beer and Bordeaux from 7-10 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. for its High School Art Salon. The exhibition will run for two weeks and will feature student art work from Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Fordham Preparatory, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham Memorial, and Scarsdale High Schools. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Pelham Art Salon

    Pelham Art Salon

  • The Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) Books and Coffee Program continues with a 7-p.m. discussion led by author Colleen Oakes. Visit concordia-ny.edu/community/books-coffee.cfm for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters and the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present a community book discussion about “Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Radical Right” by Jane Mayer. The program begins at 1 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance honoring the person/business of the year will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. County legislator Sheila Marcotte and Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant will be honored.

 Friday

  • The Ajkun Ballet Theater will present its rendition of “Carmen” at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road) at 7 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.
  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • “Disney Live – Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway To Magic” will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Mickey And Minnie's Doorway To Magic

    Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “ACT/REACT: Re-Imagining the Past” at 7 and 8 p.m. and then again Saturday at 5 and 6 p.m. The City Island Theater Group and the Supporting Characters will put on short performances that bring you back in time to certain periods in the history of the mansion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville School Foundation Spring Swing will take place at 6 p.m. at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). The Walter Blanding Quintet of Jazz will be performing. Visit bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room with Mayte Vicens” at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host an opening reception for “Il Giardino Incantato”, a previously unseen photo exhibit by Tony Vaccaro. Visit http://www.wiccny.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Coffee With The Professor: Jerrilynn Dodds” as she discusses the arts in Cuba. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will present pianist Carmel Lowenthal as part of the HB Artist Series in an 8 p.m. performance at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Art Awards Luncheon will take place at the Double Tree Hotel (455 South Broadway, White Plains) at 11:30 a.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The 12th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture will take place at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site from noon-4 p.m. University of Virginia professor Alan Taylor will explore the themes raised in his 2014 Pulitzer-prize winning book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832”. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham Manor) will host a free concert to celebrate the dedication of its newly restored organ at 8 p.m. Jan-Piet Knijff of Adema’s Kerkorgelbouw of the Netherlands will be performing. Visit www.huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club Theater (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Pelican Pop 3”, a revue performed by Pelham Middle and High School students, at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelahm.org for more information.
  • PAVE Dance will be hosting a dance benefit at The Linda E. Kelly Theatre (265 Clove Rd, New Rochelle) for Esther’s Aid & American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Visit colemandance.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library will host the opening of “The Fine Arts Exhibition” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with a reception scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The theme of the show is “Unexpected Twist”. Contact James Fair at gotart1206@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Moms of Multiples Annual Baby and Kids Tag Sale will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 1-4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact westchestermultiples@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Field Goods, A Sampling Event for Local Produce Delivery” from 10 a.m.-noon. Field Goods is a produce delivery service with which customers receive five to eight different items each week that are grown by small local farms. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will presentThe frigate L’Hermione and the Marquis de Lafayette: from France to the American Revolution” at 4 p.m. Captain Yann Cariou will discuss what it is like commanding the current L’Hermione. Visit afwestchester.org for more information.

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) when Brother Sun performs at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Stepping Up For Cardinal McCloskey Community Service Walkathon will take place at Iona Prep High School (255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit cardinalmccloskey.donorpages.com/Walkathon2016/ for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Beaux Arts Competition and Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers. There is no charge for the viewing or the reception. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (1 N. Broadway, White Plains) will present “A Little Princess” in performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. This is her story. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “Taste of Religious School” from 9-10:30 a.m. There will be music, crafts, food and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a 5:15 p.m. reception to celebrate the opening of the Dermot Gale Award Show at the New Rochelle Public Library. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host author Barbara Ballinger as she discusses her book “The Garden Bible – Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space” from 2-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Musicians from the New York Philharmonic will coach student chamber ensembles and perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Elaine Stamas New York Philharmonic Educational Residency. Showtime is 1:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

  • Author Allison Gilbert will discuss her book “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones” at the New Rochelle Library at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Downtown Music at Grace Music Series will continue at the Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street at Main and Mamaroneck Avenues, White Plains) at 5 p.m. Pianists Chelsea Wang and Larry Weng, with the Downtown Sinfonietta, Vincent Liontii, Conductor, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

The Scarsdale Library will be offering community members the opportunity to learn “54 Things at 54 Olmsted” in celebration of National Library Week from April 10-16. All week people will have the opportunity to learn new things at free drop-in workshops and classes.  For the complete schedule of events, visit: www.scarsdalelibrary.org.

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