Heading Towards Summer In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Summer officially begins as we head into the last full weekend of June. The cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have plenty of movies, music, presentations and more to help make the weekend more enjoyable.

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

THURSDAY

  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Ivan Polanco will perform this week. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains BID will host the “Summer SoulSTICE Concert from 5-9 p.m. at Church and Main Streets as a way to celebrate the longest day of the year. The New Review and Shayna Steele are scheduled to perform. There will be food, drinks and more. The concert will be held rain or shine. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “The Merry Widow” at The Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Monroe College and the New Rochelle Police Department will host “Coffee With A Cop” from 10 a.m.-noon at The Barnes & Noble Café (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle). Join friends and neighbors for a casual conversation with members of the city’s police force. Visit newrochellenny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Passport Program will be at Bronxville Village Hall (200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit villageofbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present “Build a Better World” as it kicks off its 2017 Summer Reading Program at 1 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will host its first of three “Parties in the Park” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 6-8 p.m. There will be live music and other entertainment. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Baby Boomer’s Sha-Ba-Baque” following summer services. There will be a barbeque dinner, wine and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Almost Queen will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Almost Queen is considered one of the most authentic Queen shows performing today. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County pools and beaches open full-time for the summer. They include Croton Point, Playland and Glen Island beaches; Playland, Saxon Woods, Tibbetts Brook and Willson’s Woods pools. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Bob Stewart and The Jazz Men will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8:00-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Kabbalat Pride Shabbat” at 6 p.m. Alyx Bernstein, a storyteller from Mosaic of Westchester, will speak. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Police Force will host “Cool Out With The Cops” from 6-8 p.m. at The Barnes & Noble Café (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle). Meet and greet the New Rochelle police officers and members of The P.A.C.T Unit. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse, with Cary Grant, as part of its “Afternoon Movies For Adults” Series at 1:45 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will show “Silence”, with Liam Neeson, as part of its EPL Film Series at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its summer reading program with a performance by “Bash the Trash” from 3:30-5 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Police Foundation Benefit will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the home of Anthony and Carmen Paolercio (56 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle). Contact Barbara Cabrera at 914-573-9115 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host The 4th Annual Publish and Promote Your Book Conference from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • New York State will allow free fishing on Saturday and Sunday in any of the state’s fresh or marine waters for anyone without a license. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik 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 New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host its “Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration” at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.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 clo

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    sed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Dedication of the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club Janifer Lighten Teen Learning Center Reception and Naming Ceremony will take place from noon-2 p.m. at The Remington Clubhouse (116 Guion Place, New Rochelle). Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center (862 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale) and The American Red Cross will offer a babysitting training program from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit scarsdaleteencenter.org for more information.

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

Another Musical Summer in the 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re nearing the end of June and as the weather starts to get hot so does the music and entertainment scene in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of concerts and shows around the district this summer, both during the day and in the evening. Here’s a closer look:

BRONXVILLE

 The Bronxville Pops Concert Band will perform on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at Bronxville High School [177 Pondfield Road] at 8 p.m. Scheduled concert dates are July 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Visit www.facebook.com/The-Bronxville-Pops-Concert-Band-610695272354530/?rc=p for more information.

The Bronxville Summer Street Concert Series will also take place on July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 7 on Park Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit www.bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

 EASTCHESTER

 The Summer Sounds 2017 Concert Series at Lake Isle Country Club Driving Range will take place Mondays at 8 p.m. There will be food and drink available for purchase at the Balcony Cafe by Mulinos at Lake Isle.

July 5 – Tangled Vine

July 12 – Bob Larro Orchestra

The Tangled Vine Band

July 19 – Epic Soul

July 26 – FDR Drive

Aug. – House Arrest

Aug. – Bookends Band

Aug. 16 – Celtic Cross

August 23 – The Jon Bates Band (at Garth Road Park, 7:30 p.m.)

NEW ROCHELLE

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts 2017 Summer Sounds Concert Series kicks off on June 28 and runs through August 30. All concerts are free and take place at the Hudson Park Bandshell.

June 28 – Alive n Kickin

July 5 – The Nat Osborn Band

July 12 – 3D Rhythm of Life

July 19 – David Gerald Band

July 21 – Greetings From Anywhere

July 26 – What It Is

July 28 – Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble

Aug. 2 – New Rochelle Opera

Aug. 4 – Kat Boyd and Acts of Faith

Aug. 9 – Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell Jazz NY

Aug. 11- Rising Musicians Night featuring Ivan Polanco and the Jacob Harelick Ensemble

Glenda Davenport

Aug. 16 – Franco Morillo Band

Aug. 23 – The Barons

Aug. 30 – Alfio

The BID Music on the Green Series will take place at Ruby Dee Park at Library Green at 7 p.m.

July 20- Jazz Vocalist Glenda Davenport

July 27 – Banda Nueva York

Aug. 3 – Wali Ali Band

PELHAM

The 2017 Town of Pelham Summer Concert Series will take place on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Town House Park.

June 26 – Just Nuts

July 3 – Phillip James Orchestra

July 10 – Butch Barbella’s Streets of the Bronx Band

July 17 – FDR Drive

July 24 – Virgil Scott Swing Band

July 31 – The Barons

Aug. 7 – Bookends Band

Aug. 14 – Westchester Swing Band

Aug. 21 – FDR Drive

Aug. 29 – Jackie Dimaggio with Bobby James, Mike Dimore & Christopher Macchio

SCARSDALE

The Westchester Band’s free outdoor concerts return on June 29 at The Scarsdale Pool Complex. Admission is $2 and there will be a fireworks show that night. The remaining concerts are free and take place on Thursdays at Chase Park or at the Scarsdale High School auditorium in the event of rain. These concerts will take place on July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10.

Parties in the Park will take place on select Fridays from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be live music, entertainment and more!

June 23 – Chase Park

July 14 – Davis Park

July 28 – Chase Park

WHITE PLAINS

The New Westchester Symphony will host “A Summer of Symphonies” with conductor Benjamin Niemczyk. These concerts will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains).

June 21 – Beethoven Symphony No. 1 and No. 5

Beethoven

June 28 – Elgar Symphony No. 1

July 5 – Mozart Symphony No. 31 and 41

July 19 – Bizet Symphony in C

July 26 – Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Aug. 2 – Brahms Symphony No. 4

Aug. 9 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1

Aug. 16 – Wagner – Symphony in C

Aug. 23 – Brahms – Symphony No. 2

Aug. 30 – Beethoven Symphony No. 3 — Eroica

The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series returns for another season on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. in the Renaissance Plaza located at Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue. The performers scheduled to appear are:

June 15 – The Saints-Mixing it up

June 22 – Ivan Polanco

June 29 – Cruise Control

July 6 – Linc-Carnival Island Tunes

July 13 – Rat Pack-Good Clean Fun

July 20 – Gunsmoke-Country Tunes

July 27 – Jazzmyn-Fan Favorites

Aug. 3 – Larry Stevens-Classic Rock to Pop

Aug. 10 – Richie G Group-Jazz Pop

Aug. 17 – Herve Alexander- Jazz & Salsa

Aug. 24 – Alive-n-Kickin-Motown & More

Aug. 31 – Jigsaww-All the Hits

Sept. 7 – Magic Touch- Acapella

Sept. 14 – Rain Date for any concert

The City of White Plains will also host Dancing Under the Stars on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in Renaissance Park [Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street]. These concerts will pay tribute to great bands and performers.

July 5 – Woodstock Tribute

July 12 – Elvis is in the House –Good Clean Fun

July 19 – Ada Dyer Sings Aretha Franklin

July 26 – Neil Diamond Tribute

Aug. 2 – Songs of the Piano Man

Aug. 9 – Back Street Boys R Back

The Summer SoulSTICE Concert will take place on June 22 from 5-9 p.m. on Church Street at Main Street. The bands The New Review and Shayna Steele will perform. There will also be food, drinks and more to celebrate the longest day of the year.

The City of White Plains will also host Neighborhood Nights Mondays through Thursday at 7 p.m. at various parks throughout the city.

The City of White Plains will also host the Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from June 29-Aug. 31.

June 29 – Hannah Gill and the Hours

July 6 – The Brain Cloud

July 13 – Ayodele Casel & Storyboard P

July 20 – Alwyn & Jolliff

July 27 – Aubrey Haddard

Aug. 3 – Akie Bermiss

Aug. 10 – Waffle Stompers

Aug. 17 Gotham Kings

Aug. 24 – Nadia Washington

Aug. 31 – Erena Terakubo Quartet

The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will also present it’s 40th season of Summer Sings with a quartet of Tuesday concerts beginning June 20. All concerts are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

June 20 – Broadway Theater Medley

June 27 – Mozart Requiem

July 11 – Faure: Requiem

July 18 – Mendelssohn: Elijah

MONDAYS

Gillie Park (Gedney Way)

July 10 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 17 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 24 – Kid’s Concert Mark Rust

Mattison Park (Quinby Avenue)

July 10 – The Little Mermaid Movie (8:15 p.m.)

July 17 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 24 – Magic by Seth Dale

TUESDAYS

Druss Park (South Lexington Avenue)

July 11 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 18 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 25 – Moana the movie (8:15 p.m.)

George Washington School (100 Orchard Street)

July 11 – Finding Nemo the movie (8:15 p.m.)

July 18 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 25 – Magic by Seth Dale

WEDNESDAYS

Turnure Park (South Lake Street)

July 12 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 19 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 26 – Moana the movie (8:15 p.m.)

Moana

THURSDAYS

Gardella Park (Ferris Avenue

July 13 – Finding Nemo the movie (8:15 p.m.)

July 20 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 27 – Magic by Seth Dale

Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue)

July 13 – Barnyard Animals and Crafts

July 20 – Magic by Seth Dale

July 27 – The Little Mermaid movie (8:15 p.m.)

There will be a Father’s Day concert and celebration at Turnure Park (South Lake Street) featuring guitarist Gil Parris at 7 p.m. … The City of White Plains will also host an Independence Day Celebration on June 30 from 6-10 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street). There will be fireworks and Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, will play on the main stage from 7:30- 9 p.m. … The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present Romeo and Juliet at Turnure Park (South Lake Street) at 7 p.m. … The City will also celebrate the National Night Out on Aug. 1 at police headquarters (77 South Lexington Avenue) with live music by Showtime Music Entertainment. Visit www.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information on any of these events.