Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Veterans Day is Saturday, a day to remember and thank the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country.

I hope you will enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see 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. 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

  • Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will present “Kristallnacht”, hosted by author Marty Brounstein. He will discuss “The Night of Broken Glass” and the integral part it played in the Holocaust. Visit org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host nurses from NY Presbyterian/Lawrence from 10-a.m. 2 p.m. as they administer flu shots in the Fellowship Room. Visit bronxvilleseniors.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud 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 Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he continues his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. This week’s topic is Reform Judaism from 1972 to today. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains), in conjunction with the Westchester Sandbox Theater, will present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and at noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center will show the film “Fanny’s Journey” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl who took her sisters first from their home in occupied France to a foster home in Italy for Jewish children and then to Switzerland to evade the Nazis. Visit hhrecny.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Israeli Art Festival and Sale will take place at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6:15-10 p.m. There will be music and food, too. There will be additional hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Ave, Bronxville) will present a 3D screening of “The Flavor Genome”, a techno-sensual journey into the unexplored threshold of adaptation, mutation, and hybridization of living organisms, at 5:15 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with filmmaker Anicka Yi. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Bulbs in Bloom, a workshop for those who have little or no experience planting bulbs, at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • A Memorial Tribute to New Rochelle residents who made the Supreme Sacrifice while on active military duty will be on display in the Lumen Winter Gallery in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The tribute will also take place on Friday and Sunday. Visit newrochelleny.com 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 Algonquin’s 1st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 8 am. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Eastchester Supervisor Tony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond will all be in attendance. E-mail algonevents@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Kol Shabbat (The Voice of Shabbat) Dinner Honoring Veterans following the 6 p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Basketball Association will host a donation drive for Puerto Rico at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Recital with Yossi Arnheim” from 8-9 p.m. Arnheim is the principal flutist and frequent soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be accompanied by Soyeon Kim on the piano. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Kennedys. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (79 Seventh Street, New Rochelle) will host Session One of its Fall Basketball Clinic, open to children grades K-6. The clinics, which run from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., will continue through Jan. 20 with off-days on Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and 30. Session Two will begin Feb. 3. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony in honor of Veterans Day, which will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery. Lisa Russell will then host a special musical presentation at 1 p.m. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • New York State will hold a Free Fishing Day during which anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required. All other freshwater fishing regulations apply. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part III, A Native American Fashion and Pop-Up Exhibition” at 2 p.m. Melissa Oakes, known as Lako:wihe`ne, will display her work and be on hand to discuss her Mohawk-inspired designs. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold Beth-El’s Speakeasy, an evening of arts, drinks and jazz, from 7:30-11 p.m.as part of the Israeli Art Festival and Sale. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host Mordechai Shapiro in a 6-p.m. concert as part of a Kids of Courage Shabbaton and Concert Weekend. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a “Holiday Boutique” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (225 Main Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its annual Veterans Day Service in Memorial Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park next to Village Hall at 11 a.m. Call 914-738-1021 for more information.
  • VFW Post 2285 Eastchester/Tuckahoe will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony at Parkway Oval in Tuckahoe in honor of Veterans Day. Former Tuckahoe resident Mario Pomponio, who received a Distinguished Service Cross in WWII, will be honored with a plaque. Call 914-771-3300 for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale will host a Veterans Day Parade in the Village Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 10:50 ceremony in Boniface Circle. Call 914-722-1100 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 Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will present “An Autumn Afternoon of Music”, featuring renowned internationally recognized violinist Ani Kavafian, at 3 p.m. Contact Aishling Quinn, aishling@musiced.org, or Laura Layne, 914-761-3900 x106, for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Trigger Events, focusing on the health and well-being not only of the patient but that of the caregiver. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Bartow to Bartow Challenge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Amelia Zaino, a BPMM educator, and Barbara Burn Dolensek will conduct a casual walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and tours will be available upon return to the museum. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host Raptors 905 in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Decorated Cold War veteran Will Bunche will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) for a noon discussion about his book “Mercy’s First Semester”, the story of a vet dealing with PTSD upon his return from two tours of active duty. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a day trip to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet at the temple at 8:45 a.m. to take the bus or meet the group at the ferry dock in Battery Park at 10:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host Andinay, a five-piece musical group with roots in Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil, at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Composer Matt Van Brink will perform in “The Concert for the Young and The Young at Heart” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America, Westchester Chapter will present “Hellenism at the Edge of the World: New Excavations in Uzbekistan” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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

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Food, Festivals, Parades And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall is in full swing and what better way to enjoy the change in seasons than to enjoy all the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There are plenty of festivals this weekend that will feature a great deal of food and music.

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 Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.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 Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • Author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will host a 2 p.m. discussion about her book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle’s Implicit Bias Presentation will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact info@mbknewrow.com 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its “First Friday! Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Songstress Queen Esther is scheduled to perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a Texas Barbeque and Line Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Fall Classic Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Rochelle/Pelham ArtsFest kicks off and runs through Sunday evening. There are a whole host of events throughout the weekend ranging from an Oktoberfest to music. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will help kick off ArtsFest with “Wine and Art With Alvin”. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Friends Big Book Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Lord and Andra Art Gallery (10 Division Street, New Rochelle) will host an opening and artist’s reception for the exhibit “Big Action in Small Spaces” at 3 p.m. Contact ldavis@newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival will kick off at 6 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. The DJ Dance Party begins at 8 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Wall Street Rides Far Bike-a-thon for autism research will take place at Saxon Woods Golf Course (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) beginning with a 6:30 a.m. check-in. Visit wallstreetridesfar.org 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 and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • Lehman College professor Duane Tananbaum will chronicle the career of Herbert H. Lehman, former New York Governor and Senator, at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the “Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival” from noon-4 p.m. There will be music, games, crafts, food and fresh cider. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Olympus Piano Trio as part of the Midland Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Trinity St. Paul Church (311 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle) will celebrate Women’s Day with an Afternoon of Talk and Tea from 2-5 p.m. Visit trinitystpaul.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) in conjunction with Musician’s Aid Society of New York will host “Jazz Cats for Kids”, an afternoon of jazz education for children and families, at 1 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will hold an opening reception for “Give Us The Vote”, which was inspired by by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, from 3-6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • grow! The Lincoln Park 6th Annual Arts & Cultural Fest will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, dancing, music and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival continue at 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. There will be a meatball contest at 6 p.m. followed by a wine contest. The band FDR Drive is also scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • 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 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 Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an art show and opening reception for an exhibition of Beryl Watson’s work from 4-6 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “Horse Girls”, a dark comedy about a girls horse club, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The ninth annual White Plains Oktoberfest will place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue. There will be food, drinks, music and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Foodfest will kick off and run through Oct. 19. More than two dozen city restaurants will participate. Visit newrochelleny.com/foodfest for more information.

    Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra

  • The Westchester Amateur Musicians Orchestra will perform a 2 p.m. concert at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 10th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will start at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Parade continues at 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) and continue through 11 p.m. The Eastchester Columbus Day Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at The Immaculate Conception Church and head to Dempsey Place to Main Street. The route will travel north on Main Street to White Plains Road and continue to Lake Isle Country Club. There will also be a concert by Francesco Castiglione at 6 p.m. followed by a Grucci fireworks show. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.

 MONDAY

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival concludes at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-6 p.m. The Dixieland Express Jazz Band will perform at 3 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a 3:30 p.m. ceremony at Hudson Park (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) to commemorate Columbus Day. Call 914-654-2117 for more information.

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