Celebrate June’s Arrival In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Enjoy a beautiful early summer weekend in style by taking in everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There are carnivals, movies, music, great food and much more.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Church of the Immaculate Conception School (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) will host its annual ICS Carnival beginning at 6 p.m. The Carnival will run through Sunday and will feature rides, games, food and much more. Visit icschoolonline.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Youth Bureau will hold its third annual Summer Employment Summer in the City Fundraiser at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com/205/youth-bureau for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters will hold “Convention 2017” at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a meeting followed by lunch and a presentation by Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York. She will be speaking on ethics reform in Albany. Visit lwvw.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos” by Dominic Smith. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle will host its Summer Kickoff at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. There will be drinks, appetizers and more with proceeds going to support the programs at The Boys and Girls Club. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will open for the season at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Spring Sidewalk Sale will ring Sidewalk Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Park Place. Find great bargains,

    Mozart

    vendors, food, raffles and more. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “First Friday! Music & Trolley” at 5:30 p.m. The New Rochelle-based group Glenwood will be performing while the trolley makes hourly loops to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host The Bands Bash Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Schoenfeld Campus Center. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Outdoor Adventure Teen Night at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 7-9 p.m. There will be laser tag, rock wall climbing, obstacle courses and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will perform Requiem, featuring Mozart’s interpretation of the Christian mass for the dead, in an 8 p.m. performance at St. John the Evangelist Church (148 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains). Visit hudsonchorale.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host “The Friends Big Book Sale” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo, The Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. and the White Plains Community Action Partnership will sponsor a Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program at the Thomas Slater Center (2 Fisher Court, White Plains) at 11 a.m. Visit prepare.ny.gov for more information and to register.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 1 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library. There will be refreshments, raffles and a Chinese auction. Call 914-961-2121 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will open for the season 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 opens for a new season at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The band Plan B will be the first performers in the Bronxville Summer Concert Series with a 6:30 p.m. show at Park Place. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Outdoor Arts and Craft Festival will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Main Street, White Plains). The festival is the largest source of arts scholarships for White Plains High School. Visit whiteplainsoutdoorartsfestival.com for more information.
  • The LOFT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will be hosting The LBGT Pride Event and Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, raffles, vendors and more. Visit loftgaycenter.org for more information.
  • The Greenacres Neighborhood Association in Scarsdale will host its outdoor movie night with a showing of “Moana” at 8:30 p.m. on Greenacres Field. The rain date is Sunday June 11.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Senior Citizen Expo will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a one-day exposition to gather information and resources to improve and enrich the quality of life. There will be free workshops, refreshments, health screenings, beauty care tips and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Soap Box Derby will take place at 8 a.m. in New Rochelle at the junction of Quaker Ridge and Sussex Roads. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present Italians and the World of Music from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Learn about Guido D’Arezzo, Antonio Vivaldi, Giacomo Puccini and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Civic Olympics will take place at Glover Field (East Sandford Boulevard, Pelham) from 9 a.m.-noon. More than 100 children grades K-5 will participate. Visit pelhamcivics.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Bicycle Sunday will take place on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will open for the season in Depot Square. The market will be 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 make its debut in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Urinetown, a musical about love-struck Bobby Strong, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.

    Die Fledermaus

  • The Taconic Opera will perform Die Fledermaus by Johan Strauss (sung in German with English dialogue) at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 2:30 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Jazz Studies Program students will present “All That Jazz” in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 5-6:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will perform Requiem, featuring Mozart’s interpretation of the Christian mass for the dead, in a 4 p.m. performance at St. John the Evangelist Church (148 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains). Visit hudsonchorale.org for more information.
  • The Community Church of the Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) will host a worship service to honor and welcome refugees. The church is hosting a refugee family from Syria. Several speakers will discuss the refugee crisis, including parishioner Rhonda Morgan, who will talk about her recent trip to Germany and how that country is handling its refugee situation. Visit communitychurchofpelham.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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A Super Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

While Super Bowl Sunday is expected to be the highlight of the weekend for many of you, there are plenty of non-football related things to do this weekend in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World” at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

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

    Michael Finckel

    Michael Finckel

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

 SATURDAY

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

 SUNDAY

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

hbms.org

    for more information.

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

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

Dear friends and neighbors,

From “Octoberfest” to Revolutionary War re-enactments, this weekend should prove to be entertaining and exciting in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages are hosting a wide variety of events that are sure to appeal to everyone.

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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present an advance screening of “Coming Through the Rye”, a coming of age story, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a discussion with director James Sadwith and actor Alex Wolff. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Gianni Rivera

    Gianni Rivera

  • The Westchester County Board of Elections will host a “Register to Vote” drive at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Musical Opening Tea” at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Italian soccer legend Gianni Rivera as he discusses his autobiography from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 

FRIDAY

  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a “Girl’s Night Out” at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of shopping, makeup and psychic readings. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org 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 Pelham Library’s 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead” at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham). Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Heathers, The Musical” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door annual fall luncheon will take place at The Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a “Historic Music and Candlelight Cemetery Tour” from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the silent-film classic “Nosferatu” with a live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars at 9 p.m. as part of The Friday Night Fright Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

  • The Tattoo Expo will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 3 p.m.-midnight and again on Saturday (noon-midnight) and Sunday (noon- 8 p.m.). Visit westchestertattoocon.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Sing Out Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. The service is for anyone of any age. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (562 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a “Now Generation Youth Network Night” from 7:30-9 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host Vincent Daquino for an adult evening of storytelling at The Marble Schoolhouse (388 California Road Bronxville) as he reads excerpts from his book “Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley An Investigative Journey” from 7-9 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will be speaking at The Scarsdale League of Women Voters Fall Food for Thought luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale, N.Y.). Visit lwvs.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

 SATURDAY

  • Stephen Tharp will perform on the Ingram-Hele-Willis Organ at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 6:30 p.m. as part of the church’s Music Concert Series. Visit huguenotchurch.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.
  • 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 Pelham Children’s Center will host the annual Pumpkin Festival and 5K Race beginning with check-in at 7:15 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue & Michael Schwerner Way (in Pelham). There will also be a kid’s fun run and The Pumpkin Festival at the Daronco Townhouse and Gazebo. Visit pelhamchildrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Girl Scout Troop 1662 will host a multi-family yard sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 210 First Avenue, Pelham.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host “Octoberfest” at The Fisherman’s Net of Pelham (129 6th Avenue, Pelham) from 4-8 p.m. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Discover Bartow-Pell Day as part of Open House New York Weekend. Admission to the museum and mansion is free from noon-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “The Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment”, commemorating the 1776 Battle of Pell’s Point, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The FARE Walk for Food Allergy will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) beginning at 1 p.m. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Visit foodallergywalk.org/westchester2016 for more information.

    Medici Dynasty Lecture

    Medici Dynasty Lecture

  • The St. John’s Wilmot Church of New Rochelle’s choir will perform at the Wartburg Adult Care Community (1 Station Place, Mount Vernon) from 2-4 p.m. Visit stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Medici Dynasty: The Role of the Renaissance Woman” from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Post Office (29 Chase Road) will be accepting passport applications from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. If you wish to get a passport you need to bring an original birth certificate, a passport-sized photo and a valid driver’s license or other form of photo identification. Visit travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-2p.m. There will be food, games, music and more. Visit newrochelleumc.org for more information.
  • American Legion Post No. 8 (112 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a 50s Sock-Hop Fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Call E.J. Kearns at 914-424-5732 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Global Harmonies Series when fiddler Finbar Kantor performs at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • The Rotary Club of the Pelhams will host “Tastings XII”, a fundraiser to support children in need locally and around the world, from 4-7 p.m. at Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Road, Pelham). Visit pelhamrotary.com for more information.
  • YoFiFest, the Yonkers Film Festival, will kick off at The New Rochelle Public Library with a double feature, “East of Eden” and “Viva Zapata”, both of which directed by Elia Kazan, who grew up in New Rochelle. The show begins at 1 p.m. There will be films at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville) and the Picture House in Pelham on Monday and Tuesday, vivarespectively, though the festival continues in Yonkers through the 23rd. Visit yofifest.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the documentaries “Primary” and “Crisis a Presidential Commitment” along with commentary from 3-5 p.m. The presentation follows President John Kennedy through real-life events, including his primary battle with Hubert Humphrey and his clash with Alabama governor George Wallace. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will take place at Manhattanville College (2900 Street, Purchase) at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. This is a wonderful event just outside my district that raises money and awareness for a very important cause. Visit http://tinyurl.com/z9dn6rr for more information.

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

 

 

These Are Not Victimless Crimes

This is an important week for me yet at the same time it is tinged with a bit of sadness. I will be focusing on victims this week at several events and while I am thrilled to be able to help those who have been hurt, used or abused, I am saddened by the fact that these victims are still out there and are notforsaleforced to suffer.

Today (Tuesday) I held a press conference in Albany which was sponsored by Sanctuary for Families, the largest provider of services to victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking in the State, the New York Center for Juvenile Justice which advocates for improvements in our Juvenile Justice system and the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, which represents over 100 organizations State-wide.

Speakers urged the legislature to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act. The TVPJA will strengthen New York laws to fight human trafficking by increasing protection for victims (particularly sexually exploited children), holding buyers and traffickers accountable and preventing the re-victimization of trafficking victims by the justice system.

Tomorrow, The Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence will present Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Talking With Your Kids About Healthy Relationships at The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road). The meeting will run from 7:30-9 p.m. For more information on the program, contact David Kroenlein at dkroenlein@aol.com or 914-645-5067. For more information on teen dating abuse, visit www.breakthecycle.org.

I’ll be there, too, because no one should have to live in fear of the people who are supposed to love them.

Finally, on Friday, I will be at People Are Not For Sale, a legislative breakfast and informative discussion sponsored by the Junior Leagues of Westchester County. There will be police officials and human rights activists on hand to discuss this ugly and disgusting issue which continues to be a stain on our community and communities throughout the state.

This meeting, which will be held at Greenburgh Town Hall from 9-11 a.m., will mirror what we discussed at today’s press event. Visit jlnw.org to register.

These are not victimless crimes. Let’s take these despicable perpetrators out of the shadows and into the light where they can face justice.