Enjoy The Pre-Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is almost here so before experiencing all the hustle and bustle, take some time this weekend to 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

  • 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 conclude for the season from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). 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 City of New Rochelle will host its Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The lunch is free but you must register to attend. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Lunch and Learn with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari at noon. She will discuss the influence that her upbringing as an Israeli-Canadian born of a Yemenite Jewish family has on her writing. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Scarsdale School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman and Scarsdale Board of Education member Bill Natbony will address issues regarding the district and answer questions. Visit scarsdaleforum.com 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, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Metro-Card Van will be at The White Plains Galleria Mall (Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 2-3:30 p.m. to assist riders interested in purchasing MetroCards. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “You For Me For You”, the story of North Korean sisters who defect and must find their way in the free world, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Clare Davies, the first curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art at The Met, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College from 6-7:30 p.m. about the job of finding contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey for the Metropolitan Museum collection, and will discuss some of The Met’s most recent acquisitions. Visit sarahlawrence.edu 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 Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 presentation of “How To Be A Latin Lover”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Watermark Pointe, at 9:30 a.m. in the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). He will be discussing the new development planned for the tip of Davenport Neck. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue The BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8:00 p.m. Check out great local musicians hosted by Al Hemberger. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “A Book and Author Luncheon with Mary Beth Keane”, who penned Fever and The Walking People, at noon. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road Scarsdale) with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiddler-on-the-roof-tickets-37734932198 for tickets and more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Girls Night, The Musical” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Greensboro Swarm in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 31st annual Holiday Boutique at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat at 8 p.m. This service will be organized around combining social justice with prayer. This week’s installment will focus on preventing gun violence in America. The program will include information about current concerns as our prayers focus on how Jewish Tradition promotes peace and healing. Contact Karen Chapro at socialaction@sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mark Toback will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Friends of Eastchester Public Library Tag Sale will take place at Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The 54th annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed on North Avenue from Eastchester Road to Main Street and Maple Avenue. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence pancake breakfast will take place at New Rochelle High School (North and Braemer Avenues, New Rochelle) and will precede the parade from 8-9:30 a.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Richard S. Fogarty of SUNY Albany as he discusses the challenges of America and World War I. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a pair of events. The Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will meet at 10 a.m. with museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar leading the historical-fiction book club on an adventure regarding the book, “Marrying An English Lord”. Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part IV will take place at 2 p.m. as part of Native American Heritage Month. Multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet Bobby González will lead the discussion. 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.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Margarita Schevchenko at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New York Reading Foundation will host “A Night on the Town” at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be live entertainment, food and a casino with the proceeds going to benefit Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Visit nyreadingfoundation.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” by The Langston Hughes Project at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host Kit’s Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Alex Cano will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.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 westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa 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 Westchester Board of Rabbis and the Westchester Jewish Council will present “A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. at The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, music and more. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra’s 15th annual Fall Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.com for more information.
  • The 30th Anniversary Visionary Gala presented by The African-American Men of Westchester will take place at Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-11:30 p.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-anniversary-visionary-gala-aamw-tickets-36948611291 for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains). The event will honor the innovators and builders who are working on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will premiere its documentary “40 Years of Making Music: The Story of Songcatchers” at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Performing Arts Center (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be a musical performance and reception to follow. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a 3 p.m. performance by The Chancel and Community Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music, the choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Visit www.reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • Members of The Bronx Opera Company will give a 2-p.m. performance at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Joy Ladin will present “Meet Me at the Intersection of Trans and Jewish Identity” at 6 p.m. in the Sarah Lawrence College Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller Lecture Hall (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Ladin explores being trans and Jewish, speaking from her own personal experiences. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Come to Kids’ Kloset, which is run by the Westchester Jewish Community Services, will be sorting and folding clothing donations at Kids’ Kloset (170 East Post Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit jteenleadership.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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August Is Here, Let’s Have Some Fun

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of August is upon us and though it seems like the end of summer is in sight there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and exciting happenings 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 in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The 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 Band, under the direction of Alan Hollander, will continue to celebrate its 48th season with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.

    Westchester Chess Club

  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Larry Stevens will perform classic rock and pop standards. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Akie Bermiss will perform. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • New Rochelle Downtown BID continues its “Music on the Green” series at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). The Wali Ali Band will perform. Visit newrochelledowntown.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.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will show “Brothers” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Summer Israel Film Series. It’s the story of two brothers struggling to come to terms with their political and religious beliefs. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the Friends BIG SUMMER Book Sale on Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Laurie Gelman will hold a reading and book signing from her novel “Class Mom” at Athleta (700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale). The book is the story of a woman who spent a year as a class mom for kindergarten. Call 914-723-0961 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host Friday Night Live at the Hudson Park Bandshell (2-54 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Kat Boyd and the Acts of Faith are scheduled to perform. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Kat Boyd

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday, Music Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pianist and vocalist Lindsay Brooke will perform and the trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “Knitting for Beginners”, a program for adults and teens, from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Daniel Conant at 1 p.m. as he performs a classical guitar concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Westchester County Sand Castle Competition will take place at Glen Island Beach (1 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit westchestergov.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.
  • The “Cook by the Book” Book Club will meet at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at noon. Share recipes, samples and more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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