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

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

  • The Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center on Wilmot Road in Scarsdale will host a sidewalk sale from Thursday through Sunday. There will be carnival booths on Thursday and Friday, live music on Friday and Saturday and a North Shore Animal League Pet Adoption event on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. Visit shopgh.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its June Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

    Glenda Davenport

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


FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host The Hudson Flute and Guitar Duo as they perform American, Italian and Latin selections at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society’s annual fundraiser will take place at the 530 Monterey Avenue in Pelham Manor from 7-10 p.m. Claudia and Rob Fauber will be hosting and there will be drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Visit preservepelham.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its second annual Attic Treasures Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club will hold its annual dinner dance at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7-10 p.m. This year’s honorees are Tim McGrath and Leonard Spano. Visit tuckahoeeastchesterlions.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen series with a 1:45 p.m. showing of “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. Columbia University Medical Center professor emeritus and Scarsdale resident Dr. Steven Hyler will host a discussion about the film. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The SK Studio Art Gallery (122 Westmoreland Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception for Brazilian artist Simone Kestelman from 6-9 p.m. Visit simonekestelman.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30 a.m. discussion on “The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host an Early Childhood Music Classes Open House from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers will take place at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6-10 p.m. The area’s top chefs will prepare a six-course feast. Visit showclix.com/event/Tastemakers2017 for more information.

 SATURDAY

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

    Jeanai LaVita

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

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Colonial Day at noon. The day will feature colonial-era style music, crafts, dancing and games. There will also be special tours of the Church and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery.  There will also be hay rides through the six-acre burial yard and talks exploring interesting aspects of colonial life.  Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society’s Community BBQ will take place from 3-7 p.m. at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “A Celebration of Irish Song and Dance” at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • New Rochelle’s Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue between Memorial Highway and Prince Street) will unveil its Compost Bin Mural in a 4 p.m. celebration. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Juneteenth Parade and Festival will take place at 11 a.m. at parade on Mamaroneck Avenue. The festival begins at noon at Martine Avenue and MLK Boulevard. There will be bands, dancers, drummers and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at Huguenot Park (North Avenue and Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • Concert pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. in a concert entitled “Russia, A Composer’s Revolution”. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Bicycle Sunday will take place on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The North Avenue Mile Road race will take place in New Rochelle beginning at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. and heading south down North Avenue. My Sister’s Place will be the official beneficiary of this year’s event. Visit newrorunners.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Spring Eco-Fest from noon-4 p.m. There will be nature hikes, an animal show, ice cream and more. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Annual Carnival from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be food, live music and more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival will continue at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) with a 5-p.m. showing of “On the Map”, which is the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale)will host its annual Congregational Meeting and Brotherhood Barbeque beginning at 10 a.m. with Rabbi Brown’s presentation “Pig Latin, Klingon, Esperanto, and Hebrew: A Mostly Light-Hearted Reflection on How Language Brings Our Collective Hopes and Dreams To Life”. There will be a noon barbeque and a Social Action Project. Gently used dorm gear will be collected for Grad Bag, a non-profit green initiative that collects, refurbishes and redistributes gently used dorm supplies to college-bound freshmen from low income households. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute (1 Mead Way Bronxville) will present “650/Where Writers Read” from 2-5 p.m. It’s a literary showcase where writers read their works aloud in five minutes or less. Visit read650.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Writers Center Spring Festival of Writing will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Lazarus Gallery United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will hold an “Art of Gardening” opening reception at 3 p.m. The exhibit features 50 works from 33 artists depicting scenes in nature. Visit unitedhebrewgeriatric.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, Lawrence Park Hilltop Association, Jack and Jane Bierwirth, Si and Vicki Ford, Mary Marvin, Joe and Erin Saluti and Bruce and Irena Stern are hosting a farewell reception and fundraiser for the Bronxville History Center in honor of Eloise Morgan, longtime Bronxville resident and Village Historian. The Eloise Morgan History Fund is being established to further the work of future Bronxville Village Historians in preserving the community’s history. Contact Irena Choi Stern at irenachoistern@gmail.com for more information about the event’s location and time.

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

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Have Some Fun This Weekend And Celebrate May’s Arrival

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the first weekend of May and it seems as if the year is flying by. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. So slow down and enjoy the weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El will host “Paint Night” at 6:30 p.m. at Painting With A Twist (365 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale). Create your own works of art and enjoy some light refreshments. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the second of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with a subsequent meeting on May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • SEPTA – The New Rochelle Special Education PTA will host its “We Are One” Dinner from 6-9 p.m. at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellesepta.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Cooking With Nonna” at 7 p.m. Rossella Rago, who hosts the Cooking With Nonna web series and is the author of the Cooking with Nonna Cookbook, will lead the demonstration. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Trumbo”, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and Dr. Carol Diament will present “Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe” at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. A coffee breakfast will follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 7:30 p.m. discussion about “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Carolyn Vega of the Morgan Museum and Library will discuss the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson at Concordia College’s OSIlas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will celebrate Japanese Children’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. with music, storytelling, sushi and more. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the Iranian film “About Elly” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Elly and her mysterious trip to Tehran. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Pelham’s talented group of middle and high school students will perform. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Israel Block Party at 6:15 p.m. There will be special music, food, wine tasting and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off its spring First Friday Music and

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    Trolley Series at 5:30. Take a trolley tour of several historic mansions, enjoy some light refreshments while listening to The Lickety-Split Band. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present the three-time Tony Award winning musical “Urinetown” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue HB Artists Series at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by soprano Jenny Hayden. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Friends of New Rochelle Library Bog Book Sale will take place at the library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening With Yvette Yche” from 7-9:30 p.m. Yche will interpret classic French songs. There will also be dinner and wine. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host “A Golden Interval: The Kennedys in Bronxville” at 3 p.m. in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Westchester County Historical Society board member and JFK Library Foundation member Anthony Czarnecki will host the lecture as part of a celebration of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will

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    be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, clothing, linens, lunch and more for sale. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Weekend of Bach Festival from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party at 5 p.m. There will be jazz, juleps and prizes for the most ornate hats. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain Boutique (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Gift For Mom; My Doll and Me” workshop at 11 a.m. Make a special gift for mom for Mother’s Day. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Three Crowns of Italian Literature and Poetry” at noon. Learn about Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in this discussion led by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an 8 p.m. “All-Romantic Concert” at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Drink and Draw: A Mad Hatter Tea Party” from 6:30-10 p.m. Drinks provided by Diner Brew Co. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Jill E. Solomon Bicycle Helmet Day will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-noon where bicycle safety will be the discussion topic. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a spring tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle: For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York will give a 3 p.m. concert at The Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) as part of the Music at Asbury Series. This is one of the premier children’s choirs in the country having won five gold medals at last year’s Golden Gate International Choral Competition. Visit musicatasbury.com/concert-calendar for more information.
  • The Spirit of the Songcatchers Brunch will take place at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the after-school music program’s 20th anniversary and honor its founder, Sr. Beth Dowd. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host a 30th anniversary concert for Cantor Gerald Cohen at 7 p.m. The concert will feature prominent performers, cantors and the Westchester chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir.  Selections will span Jewish traditions, Broadway, the Great American Songbook, operatic gems and Cantor Cohen’s own compositions. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will conduct “A Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host author Sergey Kadinsky as part of its Author Spotlight Series at 2 p.m. Kadinsky will discuss his book “Hidden Waters of New York City”. Visit bartopwellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Acting Company will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in three performances (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.) at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor). Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host photographer Nick Fanelli in an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Chorale Society will perform “Jubilation! Works for Chorus, Organ and Brass” at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley will coach the Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in a public lesson at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will perform scenes from popular operas at 3 p.m. under the direction of Camille Coppola at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “See Israel: Share The Love Of Israel Through Support, Education and Engagement” at 2 p.m. Learn about Israeli youth, innovation, reclusion, inclusion and more in this all-encompassing discussion. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Brotherhood Breakfast and Discussion” at 9:30 a.m. The topic is “Reducing Wintertime Heating and Summer Cooling Costs”. The program is sponsored by Energize NY. Visit tinr.org for more information.

    The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

  • The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at Turnure Park (Lake Street and Canfield Avenue) from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be activities, entertainment, food and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue at East Post Road. There will be food, crafts, drinks and live entertainment all day long. Visit wpbid.com/cincodemayo for more information.
  • The Concordia College Tour Choir Pre-Tour Hymn Festival will take place at The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville)at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Gramatan Village May Magic Benefit to Honor Schatze and Peter Thorp will take place from 5-7 p.m. at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville Road). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Chorus and Choir will perform a spring choral concert at The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville)from 5-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

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