Looking Forward To A Spectacular Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We are expecting a gorgeous weekend and what better way to enjoy it than to spend time in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of concerts, lectures, dinners and family events with something to interest just about 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 Scarsdale Forum will have its Public Forum and Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • New York Times editorial board member and foreign affairs expert Carol Giacomo will speak at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) about “The Challenge of Iran” from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit bronxvilleadultschool.org for more information.
  • Gabe’s Royal Barbeque Cook-off and Customer Appreciation Night will take place at Leibert’s Royal Green Appliance (228 East Post Road, White Plains) from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be raffles, silent auctions and plenty of barbequed food as grill masters vie for the top prize. Visit leiberts.com for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host “Primetime 4 Ad

    Luciano Pavarotti

    ults”, a potluck dinner, at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

  • The George Coleman Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “A Voice for All Time: Luciano Pavarotti” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. Faculty and student soloists and ensembles will perform in recitals at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 2, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of “Remember”, a contemporary film about a man named Zev who discovers the Nazi guard that murdered his family is living under an assumed name in the United States. The film starts at 7:45. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a jazz trumpet session at 3 p.m. Trumpeter Mark Morganelli will perform jazz standards and Brazilian selections. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “A Taste of Honey” from 7-8:30 p.m. New York City beekeeper Ruth Harrigan will discuss bees and provide local samples of honey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Nicole Alifante, Marc Shulman and Odane Whilby at 8 p.m. as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will host its annual meeting and luncheon at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 11:45 a.m. Columbia University journalism professor William Grueskin will speak about real news, alternative facts and journalism’s future. Visit lwvs.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Efraim Chalamish as part of its Scholar-in Residence Shabbat. Services will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a 7:30 p.m. lecture on “The State of U.S.-Israel Relations: Politics and Economics”. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. There will be a Kiddush luncheon on Saturday preceding a 12:30 p.m. lecture about “The Chinese Revolution: What Jews and Israel Have to do With It”. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale) presentation of Willy Wonka will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit eventbrite.com/e/willy-wonka-tickets-34039955423 for more information.

    Willy Wonka

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Panel on Academic Stress” at 10 a.m. The discussion will focus on research and offer parents tools that they and their children can use to cope with stress. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 7:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Concordia Conservatory (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Hear It Live: A Composer’s Concert” in the Sommer Center at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center will present its inaugural “Public Arts in the Park” in Wolfs Lane Park (Wolfs Lane, Pelham) beginning with a 4 p.m. reception. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Celebration of the Piano: A Faculty Concert” at 7 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 6-9 p.m. There will be wine tastings, food samples from local restaurants, open artist studios and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Arts Council will present “Rock the Dale” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 5-7 p.m. in an effort to make the arts more visible in Scarsdale, particularly within The Village Center and Village Green. There will be music, food and more. Contact ML Perlman at scarsdaleartscouncil@gmail.com for more information.
  • The first annual Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle Talent Show will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Call 914-235-3736 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • If you have some treasures at home and aren’t sure what they are worth, take them over to The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3:30 p.m. and have Helaine Fendelman provide a free appraisal. Fendelman is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Fundraiser will be held at the home of Anthony and Carmen Paolercio (56 Woodcliff Road, New Rochelle) from 5-9 p.m. Write to HPCGreenhouse@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park will host a pair of events. The Museum’s annual Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. while Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will head a historical fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host its Spring Fashion Show and Holiday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School Garden Club’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic and Workday will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school garden (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale). Contact Maggie Favretti, mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • Tribute artists Michael Dutra and Gailynn Addis will assume the identities of Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli for a 7 p.m. performance of Frank and Liza: Together Again. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The fifth annual New Rochelle Kite Day will take place at Davenport Park (300 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, games and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host Jazz Fest featuring jazz legend Valerie Capers at 8 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “Maryellen’s Poodle Skirt Workshop” from 11 a.m.-noon. Craft a poodle skirt for your dolls in true sock-hop fashion. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Chamber Music Festival – Kiss The Stars Goodnight will take place at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • White Plains Comic Con will take place at The White Plains City Center (5 City Place, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wpcomicon.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “City Hall” starring Al Pacino, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Soul Cycle Charity Ride in support of the Junior League of Central Westchester (7 Popham Road, Scarsdale) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Visit jlcw.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. There will be an HB Compose Yourself! Project Recital at 6 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, New Rochelle) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 1-5 p.m. There will be children’s art activities, open artist studios, graffiti murals and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will be open at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The F. Willa Davis Women’s Club annual luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Juliano’s Catering (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). The club was started in 1909. Contact Julia Robinson at 914-636-8193 for more information.
  • The 2017 IFBB NY Pro Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea” at 11 a.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present native New Yorker and historian Marty Schneit as he discusses “The Borscht Belt: An Illustrated Talk” from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wchj.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.
  • Yoel Magid will host “The Other Israelis” at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. The discussion will focus on “The Human Resources Manager”, which is an adaption of the A.B. Yehosoua novel of the same name. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond The Oak Tree Treaty, Part 1” at 2 p.m. Grace Bulltail of the Montana Crow Indian Nation will perfrom traditional crow dances followed by a discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 3:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a 50th anniversary party at 1 p.m. There will be music, cake and much more. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center’s Jewish Women’s Circle will hold an 11 a.m. “Garden Party for Women” at Terrace at the Avalon (125 Parkway Road, Bronxville). Esther Sternberg, the Director of the International Shabbat Lighting Campaign, will be the featured speaker. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Carlos Pavan as he performs a classical guitar recital featuring original works and music from Argentina at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Big Truck Day at the Gedney Way Recycling Center (85 Gedney Way, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be antique vehicles, brush chippers, stump grinders, aerial bucket trucks, rollers, pavers, street sweepers and more for kids to sit on and explore. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival will conclude with a 7 p.m. concert by the Steven Snowden String Quartet at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform a 2 p.m. concert at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) at 1 and 3 p.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Clergy Association will sponsor “Interfaith Voices Against Hate: A Celebration of Community” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. This will be a family friendly community event with food, music and more. Contact Rabbi Jonathan Blake at rabbiblake@gmail.com 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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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Honoring The Women Of Tuckahoe Highlights A Big Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems that spring will finally arrive in time for the weekend and there are so many ways to enjoy the beautiful weather in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, lectures and plays. On Sunday I will be hosting the Tuckahoe Women of Distinction awards reception, during which we will honor a dozen great women.

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 Scarsdale Forum and Membership Meeting will take place in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) at 7:30 p.m. This month’s discussion is “It Takes A Village: Scarsdale’s Emergency Preparedness”. Scarsdale Village Deputy Mayor Robert Cole will be one of the featured speakers. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place) Book Sale will host a member preview from 6-8 p.m. The sale continues on Friday and Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • Ghost hunter Barry Pirro

    Ghost hunter Barry Pirro

    Ghost hunter Barry Pirro will discuss ghost hunting at the Bronxville Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host Dr. Jiro Oyama as he discusses his personal history of spending time in an American internment camp during World War II. He will also touch on the United States’ post-war occupation of Japan. Visit sarahlawence.edu for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public hearing on the proposed development of the former Marble Road quarry dump at 7 p.m. in Tuckahoe Village Hall (65 Main Street).

 FRIDAY

  • 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.
  • St. Paul’s Historic Church (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host the Bronx Opera Company in a 3 p.m. performance that will feature arias and duets from classic operas. Visit www.nps.gova/sapa for more information.
  • The 2016 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will take place from 6:30-10 p.m. at the school’s Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). It is the largest free poetry festival in New York and it will continue Saturday from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservatory will present the Brendan Gill Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College’s Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium from 8-10 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and best-selling author Stacy Schiff will discuss The Salem Witch Trials: What Really Happened and Why It Matters in 21stCentury America. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host a production of the classic Gypsy. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.org for more information.

    Gypsy

    Gypsy

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “Fashion SHEek: Teens Take The Runway” at 7 p.m. This unique fashion show features a collection of dresses designed by the fashion students at Westchester Community College. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council New York State Office for the Aging will present “Respite for Caregivers” at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9-11:30 a.m. Visit wetchester.gov for more information.
  • Onaje Allan Gumbs and Trio Plus will perform in Roscoe’s Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host a lecture about Titian and Giorgione as part of its Art and Artist series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Theater will perform The Wizard of Oz at The Pelham High School Memorial Theater (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 8 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamchildrenstheater.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Thomas Paine Cottage Museum (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host the Colonial Market Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience blacksmiths, coopers, candle dipping, Continental soldiers, colonial songs and storytelling, colonial toys and games.  Join the one-room school house and school marm to discover an old-fashioned school day. The rain date is Sunday. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • Alexandra Joan

    Alexandra Joan

    Shaarei Tikvah Congregation (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) is hosting a Classical Cafe at 9 p.m. There will be live music with violin, viola, piano, clarinet and baritone, including performances by Cantor Gerald Cohen and pianist Alexandra Joan. Music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Schubert, and Cohen.  Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) continues its Midland Music Series with a 7:30 performance by pianist Oxana Mikhailoff. This month’s theme is “Fantasy Through The Years”. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show for the benefit of White Plains High School students from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fashions from Lord & Taylor and LOLA New York will be featured. Visit thewomansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host its semi-annual tag sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Sluberski Film Series at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) takes place in the school’s Sommer Center at 8 p.m. Join a panel of experts as they watch and discuss “Most Likely To Succeed”. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Inspired: The Pelham Art’s Center Spring Gala will take place from 7-11 p.m. at the Larchmont Shore Club (One Oak Bluff Avenue, Larchmont). Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will conduct a Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Keyboardist James Farley and vocalist Inez Wilson will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Axial Theatre of Pleasantville will hold its annual fundraiser at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 7-10 p.m. The show will feature selections from Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning Broadway musical Compan Visit www.axialtheatre.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Beyond Wonder Woman: Make Your Own Action Hero at 1 p.m. Here’s your chance to create an action-hero figurine and tell his/her story. You can also design your own action hero accessories. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Spring Cleanup will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pelham Metro North train station. The event is sponsored by the Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel). Contact Amy Dunkin at 914-441-2229 or David Brown at 917-903-9051 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • I will be hosting the “Tuckahoe Women of Distinction” awards reception at 4 p.m. at The Tap House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe). We will be honoring a dozen women for their fine working in helping make Tuckahoe a better place to live and work. Visit assemblywomanamypaulin.wordpress.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club Family Bike-A-Thon and Fundraiser will take place from 9-11 a.m. and begin and end at the club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). There will also be a scavenger hunt. Visit bonxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale-based Shaarei Tikvah Congregation will join with Groundwork Hudson Valley and take part in the Great Saw Mill River Cleanup from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Shaarei Tikvah community will collect trash from the river and its shores. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society’s annual meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at The Marble Schoolhouse (388 California Road, Bronxville). The speaker will be Blake Bell and he will discuss “Through the Years – The Connection between Pelham and Eastchester.” Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (1 N. Broadway, White Plains) presents “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.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Poetry in the Parlors” at 4:30 p.m. Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read from her book Lighting the Shadow and Victoria Redel from her work Make Me Do Things. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host the NY Metro Reptile Expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com/white-plains.html for more information.
  • The Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert Featuring Adam Kent and Alejandro Mendoza will take place at the White Plains Library at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater will host the latest installment of its “Masterwork Concert Series” at 3 p.m. Pianist Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will perform “Frontiers of American Music”, a program that highlights how the boundaries of American music were pushed as the frontier stretched across the country. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Vlada Yaneva

    Vlada Yaneva

  • The Friends of the Scarsdale Library will present the “Swingin’ Sunday Concert With Marilyn Maye” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 4-5:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra Intergenerational Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The concert will feature musicians from ages eight to 88. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) Master Class Series continues with a 2 p.m. performance by violinist Lucie Robert. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) when flutist Donna Elaine performs in a 5 p.m. concert. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Music at Asbury presents The Asbury Summer Theatre at the Asbury United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. The alumni of Asbury Summer Theatre will conclude the second season of the Music at Asbury concert series. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) is collecting gently used items from 2-4 p.m. for its annual tag sale, which will take place on May 22. Contact Darren Lee at copyusany@aol.com for more information.

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