It’s Already The Middle of July

Dear friends and neighbors,

There will be music, movies and more to enjoy this weekend as we reach the midway point in July 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. 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 Westchester Band, under the direction of Alan Hollander, will continue to celebrate its 48th season with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Rat Pack-Good Clean Fun will perform this week. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ayodele Casel & Storyboard P will perform. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Neighborhood Nights at Gardella (Ferris Avenue) and Chatterton (Chatterton Avenue) Parks, respectively. The movie Finding Nemo will be shown at Gardella Park at 8:15 p.m. while there will be a barnyard animal and craft show at Gardella at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present Romeo and Juliet at Turnure Park (South Lake Street) at 7 p.m. Visit hvshakespeare.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Arts Council, in conjunction with The Acceleration Project, will present “Pearl Necklace”, from 6-9 p.m. at Wilson & Son Jewelers (18 Chase Road, Scarsdale). It’s a celebration of the Pearl Necklace sculpture installation in Chase Park. Meet Simone Kestelman, the artist, and enjoy drinks and snacks. Visit simonekestelman.com for more information.

    Simone Kestelman’s Pearl Necklace

  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival will kick off Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Ras Chemash will perform. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr., Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center will host Cinema Sotto Le Stelle, a free outdoor movie festival in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square at 8:30 p.m. This week’s film is “Fire at Sea”, the story about life on Lampedusa, an island south of Sicily. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will celebrate Space Week with a 3 p.m. showing of “Space Buddies”. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a showing of the Michael J. Fox film “Doc Hollywood” at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.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. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will continue its Parties in the Park Program with a 6 p.m. celebration in Davis Park (Lyons Road and Scarsdale Boulevard, Scarsdale). There will be live music, entertainment and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah will host a casual Shabbat Service Under the Stars from 5-8 p.m. at a private home. All are welcome, though. There will be music with a nosh to follow. Call 914-472-2013, ext. 300 for information about service’s location.
  • Join the City of New Rochelle as it honors its French roots with a 10 a.m. Bastille Day celebration on the steps of City Hall (515 North Avenue, New  Rochelle). Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Julius Rodriguez

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for its Faculty and Student Showcase from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival will continue at Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Brian Carter and some special guests will perform as part of a Bastille Day celebration. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.
  • White Plains native Julius Rodriquez will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “$aving Banksy”, a film about a misguided art collector attempting to save a Banksy painting from destruction, at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show the Academy-Award winning film La La Land at 1:45 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit wppac.com 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 St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a discussion about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Alexander Hamilton

  • The 22nd annual Cycle for Sight will take place in Pelham. The 25-mile ride, which will begin at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Boston Post Road and Fowler Avenue) at 9:15 a.m., will provide financial support for a medical mission to the Dominican Republic. Visit volunteerhealthprogram.com/faq-1/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses from 10-11:30 a.m. Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Jazz Festival continues and will move to Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green. Performances begin at 4 p.m. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ 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.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Sound Check: A Closing Party for “From the Streets”, the latest ArtsWestchester exhibition that is closing, from 7-11 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Words Around the World series with a discussion about “The Dinner” by Herman Koch at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • 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 New Rochelle Jazz Festival will continue in Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green beginning at 4 p.m. The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet and Jasper Cain and The Rhythm Collective are scheduled to perform. Visit facebook.com/NewRochelleJazzFest/ for more information.

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

Have Some Fun In The Sun This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems as if all the spring rains are behind us and we’re expecting wonderful weather in the 88th Assembly District this weekend. There are plenty of movies, concerts, discussions and more to enjoy in our cities, towns and villages this weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center on Wilmot Road in Scarsdale will host a sidewalk sale from Thursday through Sunday. There will be carnival booths on Thursday and Friday, live music on Friday and Saturday and a North Shore Animal League Pet Adoption event on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. Visit shopgh.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its June Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org 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.

    Glenda Davenport

  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains)will host June Jazz for the Gardens featuring Glenda Davenport and the Hiroshi Yamazaki Trio at 6:30 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival will continue at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) with a 7:30-p.m. showing of “Hummus! The Movie”. The touching documentary focuses on the food that is “sweeping across America”. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.


FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host The Hudson Flute and Guitar Duo as they perform American, Italian and Latin selections at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • 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 stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society’s annual fundraiser will take place at the 530 Monterey Avenue in Pelham Manor from 7-10 p.m. Claudia and Rob Fauber will be hosting and there will be drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Visit preservepelham.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its second annual Attic Treasures Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club will hold its annual dinner dance at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7-10 p.m. This year’s honorees are Tim McGrath and Leonard Spano. Visit tuckahoeeastchesterlions.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen series with a 1:45 p.m. showing of “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. Columbia University Medical Center professor emeritus and Scarsdale resident Dr. Steven Hyler will host a discussion about the film. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The SK Studio Art Gallery (122 Westmoreland Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception for Brazilian artist Simone Kestelman from 6-9 p.m. Visit simonekestelman.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30 a.m. discussion on “The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host an Early Childhood Music Classes Open House from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers will take place at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6-10 p.m. The area’s top chefs will prepare a six-course feast. Visit showclix.com/event/Tastemakers2017 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Soprano Jeanai LaVita will perform in an evening of musical theater at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. Visit greenvillechurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Green Committee’s Take Back Day will take place from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. on Palumbo Place behind Bronxville Village Hall. The Westchester County Shredder will be there, so bring all your unwanted documents. You can bring electronic waste for proper recycling as well as clean blankets, quilts and towels for a local animal shelter. No pillows

    Jeanai LaVita

    please. Contact bronxvileegreencommittee@gmail.com for more information.

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Colonial Day at noon. The day will feature colonial-era style music, crafts, dancing and games. There will also be special tours of the Church and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery.  There will also be hay rides through the six-acre burial yard and talks exploring interesting aspects of colonial life.  Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • 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 Eastchester Historical Society’s Community BBQ will take place from 3-7 p.m. at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org 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 Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “A Celebration of Irish Song and Dance” at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • New Rochelle’s Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue between Memorial Highway and Prince Street) will unveil its Compost Bin Mural in a 4 p.m. celebration. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Juneteenth Parade and Festival will take place at 11 a.m. at parade on Mamaroneck Avenue. The festival begins at noon at Martine Avenue and MLK Boulevard. There will be bands, dancers, drummers and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at Huguenot Park (North Avenue and Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • Concert pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. in a concert entitled “Russia, A Composer’s Revolution”. 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 closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The North Avenue Mile Road race will take place in New Rochelle beginning at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. and heading south down North Avenue. My Sister’s Place will be the official beneficiary of this year’s event. Visit newrorunners.org 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.- 3p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Spring Eco-Fest from noon-4 p.m. There will be nature hikes, an animal show, ice cream and more. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Annual Carnival from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be food, live music and more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival will continue at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) with a 5-p.m. showing of “On the Map”, which is the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale)will host its annual Congregational Meeting and Brotherhood Barbeque beginning at 10 a.m. with Rabbi Brown’s presentation “Pig Latin, Klingon, Esperanto, and Hebrew: A Mostly Light-Hearted Reflection on How Language Brings Our Collective Hopes and Dreams To Life”. There will be a noon barbeque and a Social Action Project. Gently used dorm gear will be collected for Grad Bag, a non-profit green initiative that collects, refurbishes and redistributes gently used dorm supplies to college-bound freshmen from low income households. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute (1 Mead Way Bronxville) will present “650/Where Writers Read” from 2-5 p.m. It’s a literary showcase where writers read their works aloud in five minutes or less. Visit read650.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Writers Center Spring Festival of Writing will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Lazarus Gallery United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will hold an “Art of Gardening” opening reception at 3 p.m. The exhibit features 50 works from 33 artists depicting scenes in nature. Visit unitedhebrewgeriatric.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, Lawrence Park Hilltop Association, Jack and Jane Bierwirth, Si and Vicki Ford, Mary Marvin, Joe and Erin Saluti and Bruce and Irena Stern are hosting a farewell reception and fundraiser for the Bronxville History Center in honor of Eloise Morgan, longtime Bronxville resident and Village Historian. The Eloise Morgan History Fund is being established to further the work of future Bronxville Village Historians in preserving the community’s history. Contact Irena Choi Stern at irenachoistern@gmail.com for more information about the event’s location and time.

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