Have Some Fun This Weekend And Celebrate May’s Arrival

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the first weekend of May and it seems as if the year is flying by. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. So slow down and enjoy the weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El will host “Paint Night” at 6:30 p.m. at Painting With A Twist (365 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale). Create your own works of art and enjoy some light refreshments. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the second of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with a subsequent meeting on May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • SEPTA – The New Rochelle Special Education PTA will host its “We Are One” Dinner from 6-9 p.m. at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellesepta.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Cooking With Nonna” at 7 p.m. Rossella Rago, who hosts the Cooking With Nonna web series and is the author of the Cooking with Nonna Cookbook, will lead the demonstration. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Trumbo”, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and Dr. Carol Diament will present “Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe” at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. A coffee breakfast will follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 7:30 p.m. discussion about “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Carolyn Vega of the Morgan Museum and Library will discuss the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson at Concordia College’s OSIlas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will celebrate Japanese Children’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. with music, storytelling, sushi and more. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the Iranian film “About Elly” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Elly and her mysterious trip to Tehran. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Pelham’s talented group of middle and high school students will perform. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Israel Block Party at 6:15 p.m. There will be special music, food, wine tasting and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off its spring First Friday Music and

    Jenny Hayden

    Trolley Series at 5:30. Take a trolley tour of several historic mansions, enjoy some light refreshments while listening to The Lickety-Split Band. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present the three-time Tony Award winning musical “Urinetown” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue HB Artists Series at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by soprano Jenny Hayden. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Friends of New Rochelle Library Bog Book Sale will take place at the library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening With Yvette Yche” from 7-9:30 p.m. Yche will interpret classic French songs. There will also be dinner and wine. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host “A Golden Interval: The Kennedys in Bronxville” at 3 p.m. in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Westchester County Historical Society board member and JFK Library Foundation member Anthony Czarnecki will host the lecture as part of a celebration of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will

    John F. Kennedy

    be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, clothing, linens, lunch and more for sale. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Weekend of Bach Festival from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party at 5 p.m. There will be jazz, juleps and prizes for the most ornate hats. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain Boutique (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Gift For Mom; My Doll and Me” workshop at 11 a.m. Make a special gift for mom for Mother’s Day. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Three Crowns of Italian Literature and Poetry” at noon. Learn about Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in this discussion led by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an 8 p.m. “All-Romantic Concert” at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Drink and Draw: A Mad Hatter Tea Party” from 6:30-10 p.m. Drinks provided by Diner Brew Co. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Jill E. Solomon Bicycle Helmet Day will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-noon where bicycle safety will be the discussion topic. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a spring tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle: For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York will give a 3 p.m. concert at The Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) as part of the Music at Asbury Series. This is one of the premier children’s choirs in the country having won five gold medals at last year’s Golden Gate International Choral Competition. Visit musicatasbury.com/concert-calendar for more information.
  • The Spirit of the Songcatchers Brunch will take place at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the after-school music program’s 20th anniversary and honor its founder, Sr. Beth Dowd. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host a 30th anniversary concert for Cantor Gerald Cohen at 7 p.m. The concert will feature prominent performers, cantors and the Westchester chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir.  Selections will span Jewish traditions, Broadway, the Great American Songbook, operatic gems and Cantor Cohen’s own compositions. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will conduct “A Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host author Sergey Kadinsky as part of its Author Spotlight Series at 2 p.m. Kadinsky will discuss his book “Hidden Waters of New York City”. Visit bartopwellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Acting Company will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in three performances (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.) at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor). Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host photographer Nick Fanelli in an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Chorale Society will perform “Jubilation! Works for Chorus, Organ and Brass” at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley will coach the Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in a public lesson at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will perform scenes from popular operas at 3 p.m. under the direction of Camille Coppola at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “See Israel: Share The Love Of Israel Through Support, Education and Engagement” at 2 p.m. Learn about Israeli youth, innovation, reclusion, inclusion and more in this all-encompassing discussion. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Brotherhood Breakfast and Discussion” at 9:30 a.m. The topic is “Reducing Wintertime Heating and Summer Cooling Costs”. The program is sponsored by Energize NY. Visit tinr.org for more information.

    The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

  • The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at Turnure Park (Lake Street and Canfield Avenue) from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be activities, entertainment, food and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue at East Post Road. There will be food, crafts, drinks and live entertainment all day long. Visit wpbid.com/cincodemayo for more information.
  • The Concordia College Tour Choir Pre-Tour Hymn Festival will take place at The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville)at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Gramatan Village May Magic Benefit to Honor Schatze and Peter Thorp will take place from 5-7 p.m. at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville Road). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Chorus and Choir will perform a spring choral concert at The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville)from 5-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

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No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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