A Big June Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend it will be in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages have music, movies, parades, festivals and much more to make your weekend special. So stay close and support your local businesses and communities.

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 Bartow-Pell Conservancy will host a June Luncheon featuring an illustrated talk by Elizabeth Hyde, Ph.D. entitled “A Visit to Versailles: Exploring the Gardens of the Sun King” from noon-2 p.m. The talk will take place at the Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Chateau de Versailles

    Chateau de Versailles

  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains will host “Jazz for the Gardens” at the CV Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) from 6:30-9 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host the final night of The 30th Annual Spring Film Festival from 6:30-10 p.m. Dinner is included in the fees. This year’s theme is “Jewish Characters on the Perilous Path of Love” and the movie that will be shown is “A New Leaf” starring Walter Matthau. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will host the first in a series of “Cocktails and Conversations” at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6-8 p.m. The evening will feature couple David Friend, author and Vanity Fair editor, and Nancy Paulsen, President and Publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council of Community Services will hold its annual luncheon at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. The Council will honor community leaders for their work and present its annual scholarship to a New Rochelle High School junior. Visit newrochellecommunityservices.org for more information.
  • “Starting the Conversation: Practical Planning and Lifestyle Resources for Elder Care and Senior Living” will be held at the People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Call 914-337-1338 or write to info@gramatanvillage.orgfor more information.

 Friday

  • The JR Homerun Derby will take place at 7 p.m. at Glover Field (E. Sanford Boulevard) in Pelham. The event was rescheduled from May 7 due to bad weather. Write to Rich Shelton at  sheltonr@outlook.com, John Nesi at JTNN@aol.com, or Bill Mooney at Moondogg68@aol.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace” from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The Mansion is one of 50 sites selected to host an artist-painted piano, which will then be donated to a New York City organization. Visitors can play the piano or listen to one of the many guest musicians. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Meet the summer staff, take a free acting class and more. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Custer’s Last Stand With a St. Paul’s Twist” at 3 p.m. Find out what the connection is between The Battle of Little Bighorn and St. Paul’s Church. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    General Custer

    General Custer

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host an open house for its pre-school and music movement programs from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host its Dinner and a Movie Night from 6:30-9 p.m. This week’s movie is “My Cousin Vinnie”. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival will make a stop at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) for “An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers” from 6:30-10 p.m. Twenty of Westchester’s most celebrated chefs will be on hand, cooking their signature dishes. Visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood for more information.
  • The annual St. Joseph’s Church Feast and Bazaar (280 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle) will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday from 5-10 p.m. There will be games, food, prizes and more. Call 914-632-0675 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Pelham Children’s Center will host a fundraiser at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. The fundraiser is a Spring Tiki Party and will feature a floating supper, drinks, music and more. Visit pelhamchidlrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelican Pop Picnic will take place at the Pelham Gazebo at noon and will feature Pelham middle and high schoolers as they perform pop standards. The concert/picnic will run from noon to 5 p.m. with a break at 3 p.m. when the American Legion conducts a flag retirement ceremony at Veteran’s Park. Write to medullap@aol.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “Colonial Day” from noon to 4 p.m. There will be colonial era music, dancing, games, special tours of the church bell tower and hayrides through the historic cemetery. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival will make another stop at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) for The Junior Chef’s Academy, a hands-on cooking class with the hotel’s culinary staff. Children ages 7-12 will be in class from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. while teens age 13-17 will be in class from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • White Plains resident Bice Wilson will lead a guided hike through the historic “Hills” community, current day Silver Lake, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The 15th annual New Rochelle Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at Twin Lakes (located in Huguenot Park) from 9-11:30 a.m. for children in grades K-8. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau’s Annual Fatherhood Awards Breakfast will take place at the Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street White Plains) from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Parade and Festival will take place at 11 a.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains followed by a noon festival on Court Street. Visit wpjuneteenth.wordpress.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • 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.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show Raiders of the Lost Ark as part of its Science on Film screen Series at 10 a.m. Clayton Bushong, the Picture House’s Programming Director, will host an interactive discussion following the film.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its 3rd annual Car Show featuring great Italian cars from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    WICC Car Show

    WICC Car Show

  • The NewRo Runners and NYCRUNS will host “The North Avenue Mile”, a one-mile road race through the heart of New Rochelle. The race begins at Thomas Paine Cottage on the corner of North and Paine Avenues and end at City Hall (515 North Avenue) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit northavenuemile.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present “Life and Death in the Land of Midian” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

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Awaiting A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The spring weather has finally arrived so take the time this weekend to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures while exploring all the wonderful things the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There is music, movies, discussions, shows and much more.

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 Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the County Courthouse from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Allstate Readiness Teen Driver Workshop will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Teens can learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate while earning one hour of community service credit for attending. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host performances at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, featuring faculty and student solos as well as ensembles as part of “Celebration 2016: T  Music of Our Time”, the school’s 27th annual festival of contemporary music. There will also be performances on Saturday at 2:00, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera’s 31st Anniversary Spring Gala will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will honor Emily Vallario and Margaret Smith at “Starry Night”, its annual benefit gala. The festivities will take place at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org for more information.

 Friday

  • I will be speaking at the Westchester County Association advocacy event at WCA headquarters (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 8 a.m. Visit westchester.org for more information.
  • Hyatt Playground in Scarsdale (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) will be the site of “Parties in the Park” from 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the park’s grand re-opening with balloon animals, face painting, ice cream and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Mount Vernon resident Peter Lawrence will perform jazz, swing and bounce standards at the St. Paul’s National Church Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Actress Cicely Tyson, Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis and Pelham Picture House board member Eric Salmeron will be honored at the Pelham Picture House Spring Soiree at the Hampshire Club (1025 Cove Road, Mamaroneck) at 7 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a mansion and cottage trolley tour of historic homes and gardens from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold its annual Literature Section Picnic Luncheon and Book Discussion at noon. The book being discussed is “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle)from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle High School Chorale will host Outdoor Movie Night at the high school (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). The movie “Inside Out” will be shown on the front baseball field at 7:30 p.m. Call the school at 914-576-5634 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present its “Senior Filmmaking Showcase” from 5:30-9 p.m. Senior film students will showcase their final films. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Consulate General of México will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) between 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale at the Scarsdale DPW Yard (110 Secore Road) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • 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. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and the UJA Federation of New York will present “Israel: The Jewish-Democratic Challenge” with special guest speaker Dr. Ruth Calderon at 9 a.m. Visit ujafedny.org/yis-luncheon 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 Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host the Middle Eastern Folk Arts Event from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host folk singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert in a 7:30 p.m. concert at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a “Shakespeare Celebration”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will preview the film “To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine

  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host “Dinner and a Movie Night” from 5-8:30 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Board of Mission of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a presentation entitled “Journey to South Africa” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association will host a tag sale at Davis Park (Bradley Road, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The rain date is Sunday. Contact Kate Nanke-Porco at knpdesign@optonline.net for more information.
  • Helaine Fendelman, a nationally recognized author and appraiser, will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. to provide free appraisals on art, antiques and collectibles. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Oasis Shelter Fundraiser/Tag Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center (95 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-500-9194 for more information.

 Sunday

  • 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.
  • The White Plains Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will take place at the library (100 Martine Avenue) from 2-4 p.m. Susan Gordon, author of “Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey” will be the featured speaker. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Science on the Screen”, a film about baseball and the science surrounding it. Director Jonathan Hock will be available for discussion after the 4 p.m. show. Visit thepicturehouse.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.o
  • The Scarsdale-based Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time” as part of its 27th annual festival of contemporary music in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will continue its Jews Around the World series with a look at Iran with Hazzan (Cantor) Farid Dardashti at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Feria de los Moles, the largest Mexican food festival in the United States, will take place at 1 Library Plaza in New Rochelle from noon-6 p.m. Visit feriadelosmoles.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert from 3-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present a lecture at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Day Nursery will be holding a 120th anniversary celebration from noon-3:30 p.m. at Patsy’s (2 Pelham Road, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelledaynursery.org for more information.

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