Enjoying The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is already here? May has gone by so fast and we’ll be heading into June following the holiday weekend. Before we do, though, take some time and enjoy the weekend while experience everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer.

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 Junior League of Bronxville will host their annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner at the Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. Visit www. jlbwomenofdistinction.weebly.com for more information.
  • Author Stephen Silverman will speak at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 10:30 a.m.-noon about his book “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America”. Visit jccmw.org for more information.cat

 Friday

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation highlighting the beauty and majesty of Acadia National Park in Maine at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present Echoes: Jazz Ensemble from Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Westchester County beaches, including Glen Island in New Rochelle, will open for the pre-season. The County beaches will only be open on the weekends through June 24. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County mobile shredder will be in Bronxville on Palumbo Place behind Village Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/zntb5b2 for more information.
  • The Bushiroad Springfest 2016 will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All English Edition Bushiroad Trading Card Games, which includes Cardfight! Vanguard Team League, Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge, will be featured.Call 914-995-
    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    4050 for more information.

  • The Bronxville PTA will host its annual Memorial Day Dog Parade and Show at 11:30 a.m. at 177 Pondfield Road. Visit http://tinyurl.com/hq8o6d5 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.

 Sunday

  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Zanna, Don’t: A Musical Fairy Tale” at 2 and 7 p.m. Zanna attends Heartsville High and can change the world with a wave of her wand. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Service & Grave Flag Replacement ceremony at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (95 Kings Highway, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

Monday

  • The New Rochelle Memorial Day Remembrance will take place in New Rochelle beginning with a 10 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony in Memorial Plaza. There will also be a water service at Glen Island Park at noon followed by a Veteran’s Appreciation Concert and Barbeque, the highlight of which will be a 2 p.m. landing by a USMC aircraft in the park. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The annual Bronxville Memorial Day Parade and Antique Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Call 914-337-6500 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold a day-long Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration that will include soldier’s stories and songs. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The White Plains Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Church Street between Main Street and Hamilton Avenue. It will proceed to the Rural Cemetery on North Broadway. The parade will be followed by memorial services and honors at The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the cemetery. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Town of Pelham’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Esplanade by the Manor Club. This year’s grand marshal is Pelham resident Vito Pisano, who fought in the battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima in WWII. Visit pelhamgov.com for more information. Band-of-Brothers
  • The Town of Eastchester’s Memorial Day festivities will begin with a ceremony at Memorial Park on the corner of California Road and Route 22. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The parade will travel up Route 22 into Tuckahoe where it will conclude at Depot Square. Another ceremony will take place upon the parade’s completion. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale’s Memorial Day observance will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Boniface Circle and will be presided over by Congressman Eliot Engel. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying Mother’s Day Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the 88th Assembly District. Enjoy your weekend and take advantage of everything our cities towns and villages have to offer when making your holiday plans.

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 Interdenominational Pastors Council of New Rochelle will conduct a prayer assembly on the steps of New Rochelle City Hall (515 North Avenue) as part of The National Day of Prayer at noon. In the event of rain, the service will be held across the street at The Holy Lighthouse Church.
  • The Eastchester Relay for Life will host “Stick a Fork in Cancer”, an event at 10 different restaurants in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville. Each restaurant will donate 10 percent of every bill to the American Cancer Society and Eastchester Relay for Life. The Relay will take place on May 21st at Concordia College. Visit patch.com/new-york/bronxville/stick-fork-cancer-restaurant-event for a list of participating restaurants.
  • The Westchester Jewish Council will hold a County-wide Holocaust Commemoration at noon at the Garden of Remembrance (148 Martine Avenue, White Plains). The keynote will be delivered by Holocaust survivor Stanley Berger followed by a special procession of 25 of Westchester’s rescued Holocaust Torahs. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Once Upon A Pastime”, a baseball player’s light-hearted story of redemption and triumph. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Visit wppac.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation celebrating the anniversary of VE Day and the end of WWII in Europe at 7 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host “Big Night Out At The Casino” at 7:30 p.m. at Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains). There will be dinner, casino tables and a silent auction. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present pianist Glen Kirchoff in an 8 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Recital Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Oro Macht Frei – Yom Ha Shoah” a film about the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome, at 1:45 p.m. Director Jeffrey Bonna will be available for questions. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Students from the SAR Academy will perform “Witness Theater” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. The show is an innovative and emotional inter-generational ‘journey’ for Holocaust survivors and students. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • A fundraiser for the New Rochelle-based Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse will take place at 6:30 at Dubrovnik
    Dr. Moshe Avital

    Dr. Moshe Avital

    (721 Main Street, New Rochelle). Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Inc. is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable development in our community by providing age-appropriate, hands-on educational experiences in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally-sound setting. Visit hudsonparkgreenhouse.org for more information.

  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails @ Twighlight, a fashion show highlighting spring looks from local Bronxville businesses from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville). Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host concentration camp survivor Dr. Moshe Avital as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day observation. He was sent to Auschwitz at 14 and was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945 by the American Army. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its Spring/Summer Courtyard Exhibition with “Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprising and Negin Sharifzadeh: Laments in Gray”. There will be an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a free, guided tour of its historic landscape and gardens at 3 p.m. Stick around following the garden tour for “First Friday Music and Trolley”. The Lickety Split Trio will perform and there will be trolley rides from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • The Counseling Center 2016 Benefit in Bronxville will take place at 6 p.m. at the home of Mary and Jim Hoch (87 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville). Celebrate the contributions of Richard Shoup and Catherine Nicholas for their decades of service as Directors of the Counseling Center. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdq77f8 for more information.
  • Gentle Ben’s Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a classical guitar concert with Daniel Conant at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door Annual Spring Gala will take place from 6:30-11 p.mhope. at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Hope’s Door will be celebrating its 36th anniversary of serving victims of domestic violence and their families. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present flutist Tara Helen O’Connor in a 7 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Master Class Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Bjorn & Company Presents the 3rd Annual Forks, Corks & Cocktails, Westchester’s Premier LGBT Food & Wine Show, at the Ritz Carlton-Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bjornandcompany for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host professor Louis Leonini as he presents Dante – Part II, the conclusion of his lecture series on Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host the “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails to Treasures from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Take a from the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) and tour select homes, where vendors will be offering food tastings in addition to selling their good. Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Trolley will begin running for the season at The Tuckahoe Community Center/Library. Visit tuckahoe.com/home/news/trolley-will-begin-running-may-6-2016-0 for more information.
  • Life coach Robbin Sweeney will host a discussion about aging with joy and dignity, offering ideas on how to grow older with a sense of purpose as part of Westchester County’s Mall Walk program. The discussion will take place at 9 a.m. at The Westchester in White Plains at the Level One E-Bar in Nordstrom’s. Visit westchestergov.com/parks for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party. Watch the 142nd running of the race with music, refreshments, prizes and more. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby

  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host a JazzJam Workshop for middle and high school students at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Mother’s Day Mother-Daughter Tea Party in two seatings (1 and 3:30 p.m.). Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Greenburgh Nature Center and Riverkeeper will team up to conduct a Bronx River Shoreline Trailway Cleanup from 9:15 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should meet at the Scarsdale Train Station. Visit riverkeeper.org/sweep for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market kicks off its season at 8:30 a.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue (Bronxville). Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    New York Chamber Choir

    New York Chamber Choir

  • The New York Chamber Choir will perform at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

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

Enjoying The First Weekend In May

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re closing out April and welcoming May this weekend and the best way to celebrate is to spend time in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of speeches, concerts, ceremonies, dances and movies in our cities, towns and villages to fill your weekend. The weather is supposed to be spectacular, so get out enjoy it.

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

  • Retired archivist Ray Geselbracht will speak at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 1:30 p.m. He has worked at the Truman Library in Missouri, The National Archives in Washington and has served as the special assistant to the director in Hyde Park, N.Y. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay park) will host a “Garden Art Talk” centering on figures, fountains and peacocks Lachaise Garden Sculptures (1920-35) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Gaston Lachaise,Long-Tailed Peacock and Short-Tailed Peacock

    Gaston Lachaise,Long-Tailed Peacock and Short-Tailed Peacock

  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre season continues with a performance of “Uniform Convergence”, a show that chronicles the lives of a 19th century Russian mathematician and a present-day Asian-American math professor. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit www. sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Chocolate Works in Scarsdale (450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale) will host “A Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. Visit chocolateworks.com/scarsdale more information.

FRIDAY

  • The City of New Rochelle will observe Arbor Day with a tree planting in Ruby Dee Park at The New Rochelle Library Green 2-3 PM. There will also be a children’s workshop. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a digital presentation with historical commentary followed by a discussion that will explore the National Mall in Washington, D.C. visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale Arbor Day Ceremony will take place at Hyatt Park (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) from 1:30-2 p.m. Contact Josh Ringel at jringel@scarsdale.com for more information.

    Planting trees in Scarsdale on Arbor Day.

    Planting trees in Scarsdale on Arbor Day.

  • Operation Prom Dress Giveaway will take place at The County Center in White Plains from 1-5 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to students in need. Services are available to children in financial need, those who are homeless, sick, or disabled. School supplies and scholarships are available in addition to our regular donations of Prom dresses and tuxedos. Visit operationprom.org for more information.
  • The “Spring Fever Baseball Card Show” will take place at The County Center from 2-8 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit nyshows.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau will host its 8th Annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. There will be dinner and prizes in addition to the dancing. Tickets are available at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains, Monday through Friday (9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.) For more information please contact Adrienne Rivers at: arivers@whiteplainsny.gov or 422.1378.
  • Saxophonist Alex McCabe and pianist Paul Odeh will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Amato Opera Company will perform, complete with 18th-century costumes and handcrafted masks, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Spring Dance Concert, featuring performances by undergraduate and graduate students, will take place in the school’s Bessie Schonberg Dance Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The award-winning Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) drama club will present “Sister Act” on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Undiscovered Realm Comic and Toy Expo will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Undiscovered-Con.com for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester’s “All Romantic Concert”. Violinist Tessa Lark will perform Antonin Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, op. 53, in A minor at 8 p.m. at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Visit symphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Huguenot Cabaret will take place at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) at 6 p.m. There will be cocktails, a buffet, a silent auction and more in addition to the show. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Rocky Middleton

    Rocky Middleton

  • The Symphony of Westchester will present an all-romantic music program featuring violinist Tessa Lark at Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold a special Faculty Concert at Faust Harrison Pianos (214 Central Avenue, White Plains). Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Taste of Scarsdale … Just Desserts: Satisfying your sweet tooth with master baker Seth Greenberg” from 2-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School jazz students will perform at the Scarsdale Library with anyone from the community who wishes to “jam with them”. The performance begins at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will hold its Spring Tag Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The April’s Child Walk-A-Thon will take place at Rye Playland beginning at 9 a.m. April’s Child, which works to raise awareness about how to prevent child abuse and neglect, serves the City of New Rochelle. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jtwgxfe for more information.
  • The Jackie’s Walk 4HD (Huntington’s Disease) will take place at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle at 10 a.m. Visit help4hd-international.org/JHWalk4HD for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to bikers and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a special screening of DARAJA GIRLS: Powerful Beyond Measure at 6:30. The film focuses on the cultural exchange at high schools in Northern California as two Daraja students journey to the U.S. for the first time. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Back To The Garden 1969”, a celebration of Woodstock, at 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information. BTG-Portfolio-Image
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Road, New Rochelle) will host The Strawfest Strawberry Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, vendors, games and attractions and strawberry-themed foods. Visit cnr.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Songs for Seeds Concert in conjunction with its Mazel Tots Open House from 4-5 p.m. The Song for Seeds is an award-winning children’s music program. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Mayfair, an annual community outreach carnival, at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will host a celebration of American composer Randall Thompson at 4 p.m. at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale). Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series will present clarinetist Alan Kay in a 6 p.m. concert at the school (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Sound Shore Chorale will present its 38th annual Spring Concert – An All-Schubert Program at 3 p.m. at the Arrigoni Center (48 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit soundshorechorale.org for more information.
  • There will be a “Blessing of the Bikes” at the First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) at 9:15 a.m. Reverend Tim Dalton will conduct a short service, asking God to bless each rider and bike for the upcoming riding season. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Allegro Singers: Soprano Monique McDonald and Friends will perform at The Eastchester Library at 3 p.m. McDonald will perform arias from famous operas, Neapolitan songs and Broadway standards. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information

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

 

 

 

 

Braving A Chilly April Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It has felt more like winter than spring the last few days and the next few days don’t appear as if they will be much better. Don’t let the weather get you down, though. There is plenty to see and do in the 88th Assembly District to keep your mind off the weather 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7 p.m. presentation examining the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the area surrounding the church. Author and anthropologist Dr. David Oestreicher will lead the discussion. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Primetime 4 Adults: Bingo, Beer and Bordeaux from 7-10 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. for its High School Art Salon. The exhibition will run for two weeks and will feature student art work from Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Fordham Preparatory, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham Memorial, and Scarsdale High Schools. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Pelham Art Salon

    Pelham Art Salon

  • The Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) Books and Coffee Program continues with a 7-p.m. discussion led by author Colleen Oakes. Visit concordia-ny.edu/community/books-coffee.cfm for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters and the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present a community book discussion about “Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Radical Right” by Jane Mayer. The program begins at 1 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance honoring the person/business of the year will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. County legislator Sheila Marcotte and Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant will be honored.

 Friday

  • The Ajkun Ballet Theater will present its rendition of “Carmen” at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road) at 7 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • “Disney Live – Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway To Magic” will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Mickey And Minnie's Doorway To Magic

    Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “ACT/REACT: Re-Imagining the Past” at 7 and 8 p.m. and then again Saturday at 5 and 6 p.m. The City Island Theater Group and the Supporting Characters will put on short performances that bring you back in time to certain periods in the history of the mansion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville School Foundation Spring Swing will take place at 6 p.m. at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). The Walter Blanding Quintet of Jazz will be performing. Visit bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room with Mayte Vicens” at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host an opening reception for “Il Giardino Incantato”, a previously unseen photo exhibit by Tony Vaccaro. Visit http://www.wiccny.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Coffee With The Professor: Jerrilynn Dodds” as she discusses the arts in Cuba. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will present pianist Carmel Lowenthal as part of the HB Artist Series in an 8 p.m. performance at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Art Awards Luncheon will take place at the Double Tree Hotel (455 South Broadway, White Plains) at 11:30 a.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The 12th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture will take place at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site from noon-4 p.m. University of Virginia professor Alan Taylor will explore the themes raised in his 2014 Pulitzer-prize winning book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832”. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham Manor) will host a free concert to celebrate the dedication of its newly restored organ at 8 p.m. Jan-Piet Knijff of Adema’s Kerkorgelbouw of the Netherlands will be performing. Visit www.huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club Theater (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Pelican Pop 3”, a revue performed by Pelham Middle and High School students, at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelahm.org for more information.
  • PAVE Dance will be hosting a dance benefit at The Linda E. Kelly Theatre (265 Clove Rd, New Rochelle) for Esther’s Aid & American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Visit colemandance.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library will host the opening of “The Fine Arts Exhibition” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with a reception scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The theme of the show is “Unexpected Twist”. Contact James Fair at gotart1206@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Moms of Multiples Annual Baby and Kids Tag Sale will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 1-4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact westchestermultiples@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Field Goods, A Sampling Event for Local Produce Delivery” from 10 a.m.-noon. Field Goods is a produce delivery service with which customers receive five to eight different items each week that are grown by small local farms. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will presentThe frigate L’Hermione and the Marquis de Lafayette: from France to the American Revolution” at 4 p.m. Captain Yann Cariou will discuss what it is like commanding the current L’Hermione. Visit afwestchester.org for more information.

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) when Brother Sun performs at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Stepping Up For Cardinal McCloskey Community Service Walkathon will take place at Iona Prep High School (255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit cardinalmccloskey.donorpages.com/Walkathon2016/ for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Beaux Arts Competition and Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers. There is no charge for the viewing or the reception. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (1 N. Broadway, White Plains) will present “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.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “Taste of Religious School” from 9-10:30 a.m. There will be music, crafts, food and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a 5:15 p.m. reception to celebrate the opening of the Dermot Gale Award Show at the New Rochelle Public Library. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host author Barbara Ballinger as she discusses her book “The Garden Bible – Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space” from 2-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Musicians from the New York Philharmonic will coach student chamber ensembles and perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Elaine Stamas New York Philharmonic Educational Residency. Showtime is 1:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

  • Author Allison Gilbert will discuss her book “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones” at the New Rochelle Library at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Downtown Music at Grace Music Series will continue at the Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street at Main and Mamaroneck Avenues, White Plains) at 5 p.m. Pianists Chelsea Wang and Larry Weng, with the Downtown Sinfonietta, Vincent Liontii, Conductor, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

The Scarsdale Library will be offering community members the opportunity to learn “54 Things at 54 Olmsted” in celebration of National Library Week from April 10-16. All week people will have the opportunity to learn new things at free drop-in workshops and classes.  For the complete schedule of events, visit: www.scarsdalelibrary.org.

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

 

 

Spring Forward Into The Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ll move step closer to spring this weekend when we set the clocks ahead one hour. Sunset will be closer to 7 p.m. so go out and enjoy all the wonderful things the 88th Assembly District gas to offer this weekend. There are concerts, shows, parades and much more for everyone to experience in our cities, towns and villages.

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.

FRIDAY

  • The Soop Theatre Company will present “Annie, Jr.” at the Manor Club Theatre (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday at 2 p.m. These performances will be done by Cast A. Cast B performances will be Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.anniejr
  • The March Madness Baseball Card Show will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Show times are 2-8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones in a 2 p.m. concert. Call David Osborn at (914) 667-4116 for more information.
  • Toney Toni and the Gang (70 Pondfield Road Bronxville) will host The Rebecca Taylor Spring Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present L’ABC SI IMPARA COSI, a play that chronicles a hilarious journey through Italy, at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room with Mayte Vicens” at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. with a mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (920 Mamaroneck Avenue). The parade will start at noon on Mamaroneck Avenue and proceed to Main Street. Visit whiteplainssaintpatricksday.com for more information.
  • Comedian Robert Klein will perform at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    Robert Klein

    Robert Klein

  • The Midland Music Series returns to the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) with a 7:30 p.m. performance by pianist Lisa Yui. She has served as the piano department chair of the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School and has taught a course on the social history of the piano at Marymount Manhattan College for many years. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Playland Job Fair will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be on-the-spot interviews for the first 300 applicants who attend. Visit ryeplayland.org for more information.
  • The Fair and Affordable Housing Expo will also take place at the County Center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet with housing counselors, realtors and lenders. Call Westchester Residential Opportunities at 914-428-4507, ext. 314 for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a light breakfast available. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a Smithsonian Museum Day Live. Presentation as part of its Women’s History Month celebration. Learn about social roles of women in the 19th century during hourly tours that will be conducted between noon and 4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site will host Professor Lisa Keller at 1 p.m. as she explores the political significance of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre will then present a dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul’s Church   —  Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.   Call David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • Caroline Doctorow will perform “The Great American Song Revival”, a tribute to folk songwriters of the 1960s, in the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host Evan and Joshua’s Hot Cocoa Stand from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at All Good Things (1074 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale). All the proceeds will go to The Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Visit pcfweb.org for more information.
  • The Concordia Conservatory (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “The Monster of Guitaristan” by Rami Vamos at 11 a.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse presents folk/rock group The Boxcar Lilies at 7:30 p.m. at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club will present artist Robert Patierno from 2-5 p.m. He specializes in original woodcuts, linoleum cuts and relief prints. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

     Robert Patierno's View from Interstate 83

    Robert Patierno’s View from Interstate 83

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a Winter Chamber Music Concert at 4:30 p.m. The trio Broadway Junction will perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Harp Ensemble will perform a 3 p.m. Celtic Harp concert in honor of St. Patrick’s Day at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The 12th annual Eastchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 3 p.m. The parade will go from the Immaculate Conception School up Route 22 to Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchesterirish.org for more information.
  • The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present Seymour Bernstein: Masterclass & Film Screening at 2:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory/ for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present The SHE Opening Reception: Deconstructing Female Identity, an exhibit that explores what it means to be a woman in contemporary America. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Lights, Camera, Action Family Film Festival will take place at The Ethical Culture Society of Westchester (7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains) at 1:30 p.m. There will be animated shorts and documentaries for children. Visit ethicalsocietywestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will host their annual benefit at the Emelin Theatre (153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck) at 6 p.m. World-renowned cellist Steve Isserlis is scheduled to perform. 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.

 

 

A Busy First Weekend in March

Dear friends and neighbors,

March is here and with it comes the first signs of spring. Head out this weekend and enjoy the weather as temperatures are expected to be near 50 degrees. There is plenty to do and see in the villages, towns and cities 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host a jazz and swing standard concert at 2 p.m. Call David Osborn at (914) 667-4116 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host its annual two-day Women’s History Conference to kickoff Women’s History Month. Premilla Nadasen, a member of the history faculty at Barnard College, is the keynote speaker as this year’s conference focuses on “Working Women and the Struggle for Social Justice”. The conference runs on Friday from 4-8 p.m. while Saturday is an all-day affair beginning at 9 a.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/womens-history/conference.html for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching Program will show “Maestra” as part of the Fall/Spring 2015-2016 Film Series at 6 p.m. in The Esther Raushenbush Library Great Room. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

  • 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.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at 8 p.m. with a performance by violist Naomi Graf at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Cranberry Lake Preserve (609 Old Orchard St, White Plains) will host a Winter Movie Day at 1 p.m. A nature-themed movie will be shown and popcorn will be served. Visit parks.westchestergov.com/cranberry-lake for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the OSilas Gallery from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be cocktails, Hors d’ oeuvres and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “Broadway on the Esplanade II”, a cabaret show featuring acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas, at 8 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will kick off its weeklong Festival of Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods with a 7 p.m. performance of Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). The Suzuki Strings, Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra will share concert with the Festival Orchestra on Sunday (7 p.m.) at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Student soloists and recitals can be heard at the HB Music School at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the ACMP Worldwide Play-In Weekend. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The “Cook by the Book” Club will hold its monthly meeting at The New Rochelle Library at 2 p.m. to discuss and share thematic recipes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The transFORM Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) will host the “Larger than LIFE” opening reception from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the gallery’s spring exhibit. Visit transformgallery.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will feature the Pysanky Workshop, which will detail the art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter Eggs, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    Ukrainian Easter Eggs

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Binetto Grumo Music Festival Concert will be held at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Maine Red Claws in a 5 p.m. contest at the County Center in White Plains. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Centennial Concert will take place at 5 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church (on the corner of Main Street and Mamaroneck Ave). Flutist Mindy Kaufman and pianist William Wolfram, both White Plains High School alumni, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

    Flutist Mindy Kaufman

    Flutist Mindy Kaufman

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the Spring Green Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon. There will be fashions for men, women and children on display. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host its Variety Showcase in the New Rochelle Public Library’s Ossie Davis Theater from 3:30-5 p.m. It’s a live music/spoken word performance. It will be followed by the NRCA’s Exhibit Reception in the library’s main lobby. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolf’s Lane, Pelham) will continue the Worldview Series with a presentation of “They Will Have to Kill Us First” followed by a discussion with director Johanna Schwartz at 7 p.m. The film focuses on Islamic hardliners taking over the northern part of Mali and banning all forms of music. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester Children’s Concert will take place at the White Plains Library at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway) will host an indoor tag sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 914-997-4998 or visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Jews Around The World lecture series as Rabbi Avi Weiss presents “Open Up The Iron Door: Memoirs of a Soviet Jewry Activist” at 2 p.m. The program is in collaboration with The Hebrew Institute of White Plains. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

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

 

Closing Out February

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve hit the final weekend in February and that means spring is just around the corner. Celebrate the approaching end of winter by enjoying everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There are plenty of shows, musical events and programs happening in our cities, towns and villages that are sure to make your 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 you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

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.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host “Love Songs for the Leap Year” at 2 p.m. It’s a special performance of popular and romantic songs by students from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville. Call David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also host a League of Women Voters Coffee & Conversation with Councilman Louis Trangucci from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The County Center in White Plains will host the Section I girls and boys basketball tournaments. Check out the best high school basketball our area has to offer. Times and teams to be determined. Visit countycenterbiz.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host The Onaje Allan Gumbs & Trio Plus in Roscoe’s Room from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Onaje Allan Gumbs

    Onaje Allan Gumbs

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “I’m No Romeo, Love Can Be Funny” featuring comedian Elizardi Castro. Showtime is 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The drama club Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will perform “12 Angry Men” at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Major Bowes Auditorium. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • A Black History Community Celebration will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 4-8 p.m. There will be a spoken word and art show, vendors, performances and much more. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host the 20th annual performance of Bokandeye African Dance and Drums at 2 p.m. as part of its Black History Month celebration. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host a Summer Music & Arts Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Rocky Middleton will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a White Plains Blood Drive as part of its 100 Acts of Kindness celebration. The celebration marks the club’s 100th Visit www.womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present “Big Pants & Hot Flashes”, starring Kevin Meaney and Julia Scotti. Showtime is 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.Big-Pants-Featured-Image-700x700
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening of Argentine Tango” from 7-11 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host poets and performers J. Mae Barizo and Kamilah Aisha Moon as they read from their respective works. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. and includes a musical interlude. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Master Class Series with a 2 p.m. performance by pianist Meng-Chieh Liu. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Meng-Chieh Liu

    Meng-Chieh Liu

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will also present clarinetist Daniel Spitzer as part of its HB Artist Series at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). The program begins at 5 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Becky Shaw, a play by Gina Gionfriddo, will be performed by members of the M&M Performing Arts Company at the Eastchester Library (11 Oak Ridge Place, Eastchester). Visit mmpaci.com for more information.
  • Seventeen artists will display their work in a show entitled “Collective Conscience: Love, Respect and Truth” in the New Rochelle Council on the Arts Rotunda Gallery (515 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will host its Sunday Speaker Series at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Dr. Jacob M. Appel is this week’s guest and the topic is “Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

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