The Holiday Season Continues In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is right around the corner. While you’re celebrating, remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season 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

  • Patti Wood will address the Scarsdale Forum about the environment and health-related issues at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. Wood will focus on the significant and growing use of pesticides and the link they have to health issues. Visit scarsdaleforum.com 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 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 New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Teddy Bear tea from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Gamelan Ensemble Performance” at 7 p.m. A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host a Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s (1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers) at 5:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Chanukah* sing along followed by latkes, hot cocoa and jelly donuts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak from 7-8 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) about Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Gris and their time in Céret, a town in the French Pyrenees. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30-p.m. presentation of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “Once Upon A Hanukkah” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting (Fourth Candle) at 6:15 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique and Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be wine, shopping, dinner and more with the proceeds going to The Playgroup Theatre. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol will hold a community meeting at Scarsdale high (1057Post Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/764 for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform The Nutcracker at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Christmas Fair between 8:45 a.m. and 3p.m. in the Lower Church. There will be shopping, a bake sale, games, food and more. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.

    Joey Berkley

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Sermon in Song – Lighting Up The Darkness” Shabbat service in conjunction with Shaarei Tikvah from 8-9:30 p.m. The combined choirs of both congregations will perform. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Community Shabbat Chanukah Dinner & Celebration at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Joey Berkley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a 1:45-p.m. presentation of Lore, the story of five German children who undertake a journey of self-discovery after their staunch Nazi parents are captured by the Allies near the end of WWII. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. The performance will be led by four professional soloists from The Chancel Choir, along with the chamber orchestra featuring professionals and student musicians from Bronxville High School. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Israel Conversation: Where are the Maccabees?” at 12:30 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will participate in Wreaths Across America honoring military members who are buried on site at St. Paul’s in a noon ceremony. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Holiday Tote Craft Project” at 11 a.m. Make and decorate a doll-sized holiday purse for your American Girl doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a VIP Chanukah Reception in The Wine Cellar at The Tapp House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. There will be menorah lighting, a latke bar, donuts and a comedy show. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring gifts from a variety of unique vendors, from noon-4 p.m. There will also be a Christmas craft corner where children can create doorstops for local seniors. All proceeds will go to WestCOP. The Peter Hand Trio will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Tombola Night from 7-9 p.m. Play the classic Italian game while enjoying wine and desserts. There will be raffles and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Local Artist and Author Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than a dozen local artists and authors will be on hand to discuss their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 23rd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Call (914) 654-1178 or e-mail songcatchers@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present The Christmas Handbell Concert at 4 p.m. There will be three handbell choirs, comprised of 40 ringers of all ages who will perform traditional and contemporary carols with bells, organ and congregational singing. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Grace Baptist Church (52 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Handel’s Messiah featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir and the Grace Christmas Orchestra at 6 p.m. Visit gracechurchtoday.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will present a Winter Chorale Concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other seasonal favorites at 12:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.

    George Frideric Handel

  • Chabad of Pelham will host “A Chanukah Magical Spectacular” at The Daronco Townhouse (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-5:30 p.m. Devonte Magic will perform. There will also be a photo booth, food, games and more. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will host a Hanukkah Celebration, featuring The Dreamcoat Experience, from 1-3:00 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an All-Baroque Concert, featuring concertmaster Alexander Abayev performing Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, at 3 p.m. in Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” at 9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “How to do Chanukah”. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Scarsdale Writer’s Center Festival of Writing” from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More than two dozen local writers will read from their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

*Chanukah and Hanukkah are both accepted spellings for the holiday.

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

 

Looking Forward To A Spectacular Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We are expecting a gorgeous weekend and what better way to enjoy it than to spend time in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of concerts, lectures, dinners and family events with something to interest just about everyone.

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 Scarsdale Forum will have its Public Forum and Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • New York Times editorial board member and foreign affairs expert Carol Giacomo will speak at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) about “The Challenge of Iran” from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit bronxvilleadultschool.org for more information.
  • Gabe’s Royal Barbeque Cook-off and Customer Appreciation Night will take place at Leibert’s Royal Green Appliance (228 East Post Road, White Plains) from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be raffles, silent auctions and plenty of barbequed food as grill masters vie for the top prize. Visit leiberts.com for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host “Primetime 4 Ad

    Luciano Pavarotti

    ults”, a potluck dinner, at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

  • The George Coleman Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “A Voice for All Time: Luciano Pavarotti” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. Faculty and student soloists and ensembles will perform in recitals at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 2, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of “Remember”, a contemporary film about a man named Zev who discovers the Nazi guard that murdered his family is living under an assumed name in the United States. The film starts at 7:45. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a jazz trumpet session at 3 p.m. Trumpeter Mark Morganelli will perform jazz standards and Brazilian selections. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “A Taste of Honey” from 7-8:30 p.m. New York City beekeeper Ruth Harrigan will discuss bees and provide local samples of honey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Nicole Alifante, Marc Shulman and Odane Whilby at 8 p.m. as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will host its annual meeting and luncheon at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 11:45 a.m. Columbia University journalism professor William Grueskin will speak about real news, alternative facts and journalism’s future. Visit lwvs.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Efraim Chalamish as part of its Scholar-in Residence Shabbat. Services will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a 7:30 p.m. lecture on “The State of U.S.-Israel Relations: Politics and Economics”. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. There will be a Kiddush luncheon on Saturday preceding a 12:30 p.m. lecture about “The Chinese Revolution: What Jews and Israel Have to do With It”. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale) presentation of Willy Wonka will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit eventbrite.com/e/willy-wonka-tickets-34039955423 for more information.

    Willy Wonka

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Panel on Academic Stress” at 10 a.m. The discussion will focus on research and offer parents tools that they and their children can use to cope with stress. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 7:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Concordia Conservatory (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Hear It Live: A Composer’s Concert” in the Sommer Center at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center will present its inaugural “Public Arts in the Park” in Wolfs Lane Park (Wolfs Lane, Pelham) beginning with a 4 p.m. reception. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Celebration of the Piano: A Faculty Concert” at 7 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 6-9 p.m. There will be wine tastings, food samples from local restaurants, open artist studios and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Arts Council will present “Rock the Dale” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 5-7 p.m. in an effort to make the arts more visible in Scarsdale, particularly within The Village Center and Village Green. There will be music, food and more. Contact ML Perlman at scarsdaleartscouncil@gmail.com for more information.
  • The first annual Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle Talent Show will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Call 914-235-3736 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • If you have some treasures at home and aren’t sure what they are worth, take them over to The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3:30 p.m. and have Helaine Fendelman provide a free appraisal. Fendelman is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Fundraiser will be held at the home of Anthony and Carmen Paolercio (56 Woodcliff Road, New Rochelle) from 5-9 p.m. Write to HPCGreenhouse@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park will host a pair of events. The Museum’s annual Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. while Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will head a historical fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host its Spring Fashion Show and Holiday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School Garden Club’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic and Workday will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school garden (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale). Contact Maggie Favretti, mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • Tribute artists Michael Dutra and Gailynn Addis will assume the identities of Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli for a 7 p.m. performance of Frank and Liza: Together Again. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The fifth annual New Rochelle Kite Day will take place at Davenport Park (300 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, games and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host Jazz Fest featuring jazz legend Valerie Capers at 8 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “Maryellen’s Poodle Skirt Workshop” from 11 a.m.-noon. Craft a poodle skirt for your dolls in true sock-hop fashion. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Chamber Music Festival – Kiss The Stars Goodnight will take place at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • White Plains Comic Con will take place at The White Plains City Center (5 City Place, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wpcomicon.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand 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 Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “City Hall” starring Al Pacino, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Soul Cycle Charity Ride in support of the Junior League of Central Westchester (7 Popham Road, Scarsdale) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Visit jlcw.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. There will be an HB Compose Yourself! Project Recital at 6 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, New Rochelle) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 1-5 p.m. There will be children’s art activities, open artist studios, graffiti murals and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will be open at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The F. Willa Davis Women’s Club annual luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Juliano’s Catering (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). The club was started in 1909. Contact Julia Robinson at 914-636-8193 for more information.
  • The 2017 IFBB NY Pro Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea” at 11 a.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present native New Yorker and historian Marty Schneit as he discusses “The Borscht Belt: An Illustrated Talk” from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wchj.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.
  • Yoel Magid will host “The Other Israelis” at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. The discussion will focus on “The Human Resources Manager”, which is an adaption of the A.B. Yehosoua novel of the same name. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond The Oak Tree Treaty, Part 1” at 2 p.m. Grace Bulltail of the Montana Crow Indian Nation will perfrom traditional crow dances followed by a discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 3:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a 50th anniversary party at 1 p.m. There will be music, cake and much more. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center’s Jewish Women’s Circle will hold an 11 a.m. “Garden Party for Women” at Terrace at the Avalon (125 Parkway Road, Bronxville). Esther Sternberg, the Director of the International Shabbat Lighting Campaign, will be the featured speaker. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Carlos Pavan as he performs a classical guitar recital featuring original works and music from Argentina at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Big Truck Day at the Gedney Way Recycling Center (85 Gedney Way, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be antique vehicles, brush chippers, stump grinders, aerial bucket trucks, rollers, pavers, street sweepers and more for kids to sit on and explore. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival will conclude with a 7 p.m. concert by the Steven Snowden String Quartet at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform a 2 p.m. concert at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) at 1 and 3 p.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Clergy Association will sponsor “Interfaith Voices Against Hate: A Celebration of Community” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. This will be a family friendly community event with food, music and more. Contact Rabbi Jonathan Blake at rabbiblake@gmail.com for more information.

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

 

Closing In On Spring

Dear friends and neighbors,

Spring is almost here and what better way to celebrate the impending change of seasons than to enjoy the sights and sounds of the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday celebrations and parades this weekend so get out and enjoy them all.

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 Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Ryan Kennedy is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at 845-642-2074 for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter” at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Note Taking and Studying Effectively: A Workshop for Teens and Their Parents” at 7 p.m. Dr. Dominique Padurano of the Crimson Coaching tutoring firm will lead the discussion. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform The Lion King Experience Jr. Edition at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The March Madness Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains on Friday (2-8 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Second-Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Master” at 10:30 a.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Si Kahn, Joe Jencks, & Maria Dunn will perform at The United Methodist Memorial Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Winter Stage 2017” as part of its Purim celebration. This year’s production will be “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Purim”. There will be songs, music and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Oxana Mikhailoff in a 7:30 p.m. concert. She will perform the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Master hypnotist Asad Mecci will present “HYPNOHYPE” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Anne Hutchinson & Ballet: Commemoration of Women’s History Month at 1 p.m. The Ajkun Ballet Company will perform a special dance to commemorate the lives of Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of who had a connection to St. Paul’s. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Anne Hutchinson

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Comedy Night at 7:30 p.m. There will be a deli dinner and desserts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The 20th annual City of White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at noon at the corner of Mamaroneck Road and Livingston and finish in front of City Hall. Visit whiteplainsstpatricksday.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where she will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will kick off its week-long Baroque Period Music Festival. There will be student soloists and ensembles performing at the school at 2 and 4 p.m. The festival orchestra will also perform at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Rye Playland Job Fair will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Stellar Wolfs, a Pelham-based band, will perform at Dudley’s (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) from 8-11 p.m. Visit facebook.com/stellarwolfs for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Purim Palooza” from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be a family service followed by a carnival. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will conduct an 11:30 a.m. Pysanky Workshop where attendees will learn the fine art of making Ukrainian Easter eggs. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its Spring Green Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon. There will be fashions for men, women and children presented by Lord & Taylor. Proceeds will go towards the restoration of the historic Bronxville Women’s Club Clubhouse. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham will present “Purim in China” at Pelham High School (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be a Purim masquerade, a buffet and Chinese acrobats. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will present “Purim in Israel” at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be food, dancing, face painting and more. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Irish-American Social Club will host Eastchester’s 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at The Immaculate Conception School and proceed north on Main Street in Eastchester before going north on White Plains Road to Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchesterirish.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Puri

    The Westchester Harp Ensemble

    m carnival at 11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Harp Ensemble will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Good Dog Foundation will be at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) between 3-4 p.m. to give dog lovers a chance to pet and play with friendly dogs. Visit scarsdalelibary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will begin its 2017 season with A Tribute to Martha Eggerth, who appeared in more than 2,000 appearances of The Merry Widow, at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.

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

 

From Hot Music To A Cool Hand, Some Big Things Are Happening In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s already the last weekend in January? Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? Well, the weeks are flying by and with each passing weekend there are more new and exciting events to enjoy 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 you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present the film “My Italian Secret”, the story of brave Italians who defied Mussolini’s government as well as the Nazis to hide and aid Jews during World War II, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for “A Thousand Words, When Art and Poetry Speak” from 6-8 p.m. at The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (665 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-637-7796 for more information.
  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational, which begins Wednesday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, will conclude at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will be having a membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

  • The Westchesterestchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chocolate Box Café (300-A Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will have a ribbon-cutting party at 5:30 p.m. There will be samples of European hot chocolate, ganache and food from the dinner and lunch menus. Call 914-714-0677 for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library will present “Lighthouses on the Hudson” at the Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Scott Craven, an American history teacher at the Ossining Teacher Center, has studied and lectured about the Hudson River Valley for more than a decade. Visit www.com/library for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council Legislative Breakfast will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 9 a.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The India Center of Westchester will host a Republic Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, dancing, food and more. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Ballet for Young Audiences will perform Cinderella at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Container Gardening and Raised Beds” with the museum’s garden manager Lauren Gill at 11 a.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Casino Night at 7:30. There will be an open bar, casino games, raffles and more. Visit bethelnr.org/casinonight for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Westchester Division (21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) at 2 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Rock Night 3 with performances by bands The Leighton Brothers and Tumbleweed Connection beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue its Artist Series when violinist and composer Elektra Kurtis-Stewart performs in a 5 p.m. concert at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Nature Conservancy Walk and Talk through Pelham Bay Park. Ecologist Helen Forgione will lead the talk and tour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Winter Tea from 2-4 p.m. chlHelen Darling, a 50-year member and past president, will be honored. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host a Chamber and Vocal Concert at 1 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Institute of America will present “Fruits of the Silk Road” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. New York University professor Robert Spengler will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “Intro to Opera”, a family friendly opera course, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

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

Kicking Off January In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first full weekend of the New Year is here so plan on kicking off January in style by enjoying all the wonderful things there are to see and do 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 you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series, hosted by librarian Barbara Wenglin, will continue at 2 p.m. The anthology “Love Stories” will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Three Kings Day event will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 4 p.m. Celebrate the cultural traditions of Latin and Central America to mark the end of the holiday season. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. perf
    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

    ormances on Saturday and Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Road, New Rochelle) will host a community Shabbat service and dinner at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donnie Bosco returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where he will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host “Helping Our Teens Succeed”, a panel discussion at 10 a.m. Discussion topics include academic stress, anxiety and competition. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will continue its Shabbat Author Series when Cynthia Kaplan Shamash discusses her book, “The Strangers We Became”, at 8 p.m. You can attend services and dinner along with the book talk or simply stop in for the discussion. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Celebrate La Befana, an Italian Christmas tradition dating back nearly 800 years, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) from 2-4 p.m. It’s the story of a benevolent old woman who delivers gifts to children on the Epiphany. There will be stocking decorations, candy and more. Visit wiccny.org for more
    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    information.

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the “Cook by the Book” Cookbook Club at noon. Share recipes and samples. E-mail Barbara Davis at bdavis@nrpl.org for call 914-623-8254 for more information or to register.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Oxana Mikhailoff as she performs the works of Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Westchester author Jacqueline Goldstein will be at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. to read excerpts from her book, “Ms. Murphy’s Makeover”, and answer questions. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present “The Borscht Belt”, an illustrated presentation by Marty Schneit, at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Delaware 87ers in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host members of the Westchester Klezmer Program, who will perform a concert of traditional Jewish dance music, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Yoel Magid will host a 2 p.m. program at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarborrowedsdale) centering on “The Other Israelis”. There will be a film, “Borrowed Identity”, which focuses on an Arab boy who wins a scholarship to a Jewish school in Jerusalem, and a discussion to follow. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a blood drive beginning at 9 a.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-EL (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Unexpected Voices About Israel and the Middle East series with a presentation entitled “Why No Two-State Solution” at 11 a.m. There will be an informational video following by a Q&A session and discussion, Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Bridal Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Interfaith Connection and the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence will host a 4 p.m. community concert in honor of the late activist at Congregation Kol Ami (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains). Visit mlkwestchester.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 Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you love music then you will certainly enjoy this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday concerts and other musical performances that are certain to appeal to people of all ages. So take the whole family and check out one or more of these special musical events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 Westchester Knicks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, will play the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.knicks
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series will take place at 2 p.m. Librarian Barbara Wenglin will lead the discussion using the anthology “Love Stories”, copies of which are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Enoch Davis, the primary practitioner at Sojourn Acupuncture Center, will speak at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) about “Demystifying Acupuncture” at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Manor Club Talks Series. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will hold its Winter Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change Is Possible, will be the guest speaker. His father was a Nazi tank commander in WWII and was presented with the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. Wollschlaeger will talk about the past his father hid from him, how he was devastated by the Holocaust, which led to his conversion to Judaism and emigration to Israel. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The 24th annual Edythe Kurz Conference will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) from 8:30 a.m.- noon. The topic is “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle”. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Dinner With The Mosaic Storytelling Project at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet two teens who identify as Jewish and LGBTQ as they tell their personal stories. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “The Global Economy: What Lies Ahead”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host the annual Tombola Gala Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dinner, cocktails, gift bags and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host a Community Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner With Family & Friends. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Major Gil Revivo, a wounded hero of the IDF, will speak. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat”, a service for anyone of any age, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a “Senior Benefits Information Center” from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors will get help regarding benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs and many more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Artists Guild will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church (82 Prospect Avenue, White Plains) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a reception. The sale resumes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit hopefriedlandartist.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Yummy Struffoli”, an evening of baking and enjoying these fried dough treats. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The India Center of Westchester will hold its annual dinner and dance at The Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6-11 p.m. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “Performathon 2016”, an all-day performance by the conservatory’s fabulous student musicians. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jay Unger and Molly Mason, the Emmy-nominated duo, will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus sing-a-long will begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival Orchestra Winter Concert will take place at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Life and Nature: The Best of Czech Music”. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Holiday Music and The Holiday of Christmas, a French Horn and Harp ensemble, at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a discussion. Visit nps,gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Bronx Arts Ensemble as it presents The Manhattan Brass Quintet as they perform a holiday concerts at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will also present a Candlelight Tour with Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Folk singer Caroline Doctorow will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “A Joyous Christmas Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Concert and recording artist Kay Boyd is the headliner. Call 914-699-3041 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Breakfast in the Scarsdale High cafeteria (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 9-11 a.m. There will be holiday activities and pictures with Santa. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present its annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at 4 p.m. Professional singers and a chamber ensemble lead one of the largest community sing-a-longs of Handel’s masterpiece in the area. Singers of all skill levels welcome. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Stillmeadow Gourmet (65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold a Cookie Decorating Class for Children at 3 p.m. Visit stillmeadowgourmet.com for more information.
  • Visitors to The Silk Road (101 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be able to create their own memory quilts courtesy of My Quilting Beehive from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The White Plains High School (550 North Street) Craft Fair will take place at 10 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zm2nsxa for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host The Performing Arts Ministry’s Christmas Spectacular at 5 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik 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.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will kick off on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run every day through Dec. 18. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host “Holiday Books and Tea Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The YWCA of White Plains (515 North Street, White Plains) will host a “Breakfast With Santa and a Side of Latkes” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit ywcawpcw.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Violinist Chi-Chi Lin Bestman and the Solace Ensemble will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m. Ursaville, a musical family, will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester All Strings Concert will take place at The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on the Iona College campus (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Oboist Katherine Needleman is scheduled to perform. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

  • The NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show and Exhibit Reception will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 5:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center will play host to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Live Holiday Tour with a 7 p.m. show. Visit wwe.com/wwe-live-holiday-tour-6 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker Magical Matinee at 3 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this holiday classic. This film version
    of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet
    each December at Lincoln Center. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Children’s Holiday Recital, arranged by the Bronxville Women’s Club, will take place at the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 1-3 p.m. Local young artists have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Blue Moon Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) for a festive holiday brunch and pictures with patrons. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a Chanukah Menorah Building Workshop and Family Fun Day at Home Depot (601 Sprain Road, Yonkers) from 2-4 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its 63rd annual White Gift Christmas Pageant from 4-5 p.m. Join local high school students and the children’s choir as they bring The Nativity to life in a fabulous pageant. Visit reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will screen “Last Stop”, the Israeli documentary that looks at the tensions between non-Jewish and Jewish-African communities at 2 p.m. Dr. Yoel Magid will speak. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Head over to The Ritz Carlton (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) for Breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host its annual Chanukah Boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shira Epstein, EdD, at 9:30 a.m. as she presents “Cultivating Curiosity”, a conversation about how parents can cultivate an environment of curiosity, inquiry and question-asking in their homes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “An Evening of Jazz With The Bernhard Haaks Quartet” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Society of America will host Yeshiva University Professor Jill Katz when she speaks at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host a Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. The Flute Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Judaica Shop Chanukah Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Choose from adult and children’s games, menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah gelt and much more. Visit ssttee.org for more information.

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