Celebrating Mother’s Day in the 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone has a happy, special day with their mom this weekend. And, what better way to celebrate with her than to spend it 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 Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the final 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. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will host “It Takes a Village: A Scarsdale Showcase” fundraiser at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale). The Del Bocas will be performing at the benefit, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.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 Israeli Action Committee will host a movie event at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) with a 7:30 presentation of “A Green Chariot”. It’s a drama set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv about identity, belonging and romance. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Author Lori Fettner will read from her book “Welcome to Motherhood” at Barnes & Noble (680 White Plains Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Contact Fettner at LoriFettner@gmail.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 “Norma Rae”, the Academy-Award winning film starring Sally Field, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. New Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Alvin & Friends will also host “Cocktails and Conversations: Media Literacy in the Era of Alternative Facts” with Sunny Hostin, Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View, and Christopher J. Farley, the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Style and Aesthetics of Caravaggio and Raphael” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host the PRC Barrier Breakers Wheelchair Basketball team at 5:30 p.m. The Barrier Breakers are open to Westchester children between 10 and 21 and are eligible to receive services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Visit cpwestchester.org/wheelchairbasketball.html for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Festival Orchestra will hold auditions from 4-11 p.m. at the Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). All high school musicians are invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the British “The Lady in the Van” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will induct the newest members into its “Walk of Fame” at the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3:30 p.m. This year’s inductees are actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Claire Trevor, artist Reginald Marsh, Dr. Henry Heimlich and former NFL players Fritz Pollard, Kyle Rote, Fran Tarkenton, Matt Snell, George Stark and Courtney Greene. The event will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Fran Tarkenton

  • The Emerson String Quartet will perform at The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 8 p.m. as part of the Hoch Chamber Music Concert Series. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will have a Scholar-in Residence Shabbat at 8:15 p.m. Scholar-in-Residence Judith Shulevitz will host a discussion entitled “Can Our Ethics Keep up With our Pace?:  The Moral Aspects of the Sabbath World”. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Center Lane and Pride Works will host the 22nd annual Gay Prom from 7:00-10:30 p.m. for children between the ages of 14 and 19 at The Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wjsc.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Movies For Adults series with a 1:45 p.m. showing of “Gaslight”, the Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer thriller. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Harlem Soul 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 Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30 a.m. discussion about “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Isaac Young Middle School’s Nail Salon Club will be at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-2 p.m. for nail painting and conversation. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Young Performers Club and Workshop will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 7-10 p.m. Here’s a chance for young adults to learn to perform (on stage) in front of an audience. Visit tuckahoe.com/communitycenter for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Kids in the Kitchen: A Bouquet for Mom” from 4-6 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Glen Kirchoff will perform at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Recital Series at 8 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Tom Chapin will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • Flock Party, The Pelham Art Center’s annual spring gala, will take place at the Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The City School District of New Rochelle will host a Health Fair from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). Visit tinyurl.com/nyt8kwe for more information.
  • The inaugural “New Rochelle: On the Same Page” Community Read will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10 a.m. Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, and Ilyasah Shabazz, co-author of X: A Novel, will discuss their works and sign copies of their books. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a Mother’s Day Ballet & Tea at 9 a.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “An Appreciation of the Life and Times of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton” from 5-9 p.m. The program will feature four vignettes about his life with dinner to follow. St. Paul’s Church will also be making a special presentation to Eastchester Historical Society president Annmarie Flannery. Visit www.eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Southern rock band “Radar” will perform at Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) as part of its “Back to Broke” Tour at 10 p.m. Visit usa-eventer.com/event/radar-at-dudleys for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Kevin Chen as he discusses “Decoding Presidents of the United States: Economic Policy and Social Development” at 3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau Steam Fair and Expo will take place at The Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street, White Plains) from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market opens for a new season at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Mahlstedt Gallery (415 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle) will host the opening reception for Canadian artist Melanie Simard from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition entitled Voyage des Couleurs will run through June 3. Call 914-246-0526 for more information.

    Melanie Simard

  • The Westchester Choral Society Spring Gala Concert will take place at The White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) from 4-5:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Diaper Bank will be packaging diaper bags at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) in conjunction with the Junior League of Central Westchester between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Put a week’s worth of diapers, wipes and educational inserts into bags to provide those in need of assistance. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sur La Table (125 Westchester Avenue Suite 2805A, White Plains) by participating in the Mommy & Me Baking Event from 10 a.m.-noon. Students will work together to create from-scratch Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleine Cookies and Meringue Roses. Visit surlatable.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will perform at The Grinton Will Public Library (1500 Central Park Avenue, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.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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Have A Happy Halloween In The 88th District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s shaping up to be a very spooky weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Halloween is here and there are a whole host of events planned in our cities, towns and villages this weekend to coincide with the popular holiday.

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

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault: Pink Out”, an event where musicians can participate in an open mic/jam session and play/sing with some of the best musicians in the area. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle will hold its annual Dine and Dance Gala at Beckwith Pointe (700 Daven Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Visit mownewrochelle.org/events/ for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will kick off its Short-Story Discussion Series at 2 p.m. The book “Love Stories” is available for loan at the library’s reference desk. This week’s discussion will focus on “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence (p.121) and “Immortality” by Yasunari Kawabata (p. 187). Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.dealer
  • The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau will host “An Evening With Friends” at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) at 6 p.m. Frank Williams, the executive director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, will be honored for his 30 years of service to the bureau. Visit fowpyb.org/events/an-evening-with-friends/ for more information.
  • The Zonta Club of New Rochelle will partner with the New Rochelle Public Library for “Focus on Women’s Issues: Dating Violence” in the library at 4:30 p.m. The PBS teen series, “In the Mix”: Dating Violence: Twisted Love and Abusive Relationships: Get Help, Get Out, are 30-minute programs that will be shown and discussed. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host author Umberto Mucci, who will discuss the Italian community in the United States. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The seventh annual benefit for The Adina’s Angels Fund at Friends of Karen will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7-10 p.m. Friends of Karen is a lifeline of support for families in the NY, NJ and CT area who are caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness. Visit friendsofkaren.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Habitat Pelham Local Project Committee will hold a meeting from 6-7 p.m. at The Community Church of the Pelhams (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham). Anyone interested in joining or helping out on future projects is encouraged to attend. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Halloween Toddler Bash will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 Friday

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday”, an after-work mixer featuring live music. Ten percent of every ticket sold will go to breast cancer research. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host Bat & Owl Prowl at The Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 6-9 p.m. There will be a Kiddie Costume Contest, a live-animal presentation and “Star-Gazing for Kids”, a night hike through the woods. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Avenue, White Plains) will host “Trunk or Treatlesmislogo: A Community Halloween Celebration” from 4-7 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Beer Noggin’ (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host Jack’s Jolly Halloween Party from 6-9 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre will present Les Miserable at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and FunFuzion at New Roc City (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle) will host a kid friendly “Monster Mash” at 4 p.m. Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Society (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show the film Andrea Doria: Are The Passengers Saved? to mark the anniversary of the ocean liner’s sinking. The film begins at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Westchester Seniors Speaking Out (WSOS) will host Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage For Seniors from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking/ for more information.
  • The Reformed Church Nursery School of Bronxville (6 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Harvest Moon Festival from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Gravestones and Goth from 6-8 p.m. Visit the Pell gravesite and learn about Goodwife Pell’s part in the 1650s witchcraft trials. Members of the City Island Theater Group will also read scary stories. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Halloween Costume Contest will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 4-6 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The K.I.N.G. 3rd Annual Celebrity Hoop Challenge will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 2 p.m. Former Knicks Allan Houston and John Starks are scheduled to appear. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Allan Houston

    Allan Houston

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Rest In Peace: History of Funerals In America” at 1 p.m. Nancy Coffey, professor at the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, will speak. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a Murder Mystery Night from 7-8 p.m. in the main lobby. This program is for adults. Cocktails and a strolling dinner will be served. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its fourth annual Haunted House from 4-6:30 p.m. There will also be a gentler spooky house for younger patrons. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center of New Rochelle (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “The Gospel Comedy Fest” from 4:30-7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “A Night of Reform and Revolution” as part of the Concordia Conservatory Hoch Chamber Music Series. Violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Costume Parade at 3 p.m. in Chase Park (32 Chase Park, Scarsdale). There will be entertainment and refreshments. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will also co-host a Family Halloween Window Painting Contest with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all families who reside in Scarsdale or have children in Scarsdale public or private schools. Family entries can include as many as five family members. The rain date is Monday from 4-7 p.m. This is not a contest. However, there will be a Halloween Window Painting contest with a $100 first prize. All children who reside in Scarsdale or attend grades 3-10 are eligible. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Branch of the NAACP will host their annual Freedom Fund Dinner at Beckwith Pointe (700 Daven Avenue, New Rochelle) from 4-8 p.m. Visit newrochellenaacp.org for more information.
  • “BID Family Days: Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead: Grand Display of Ofrendas” will take place in Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green from 1-5 p.m. Artists from the New York Metropolitan area will be on display and will include performances by Atl-Tlachinolli, an extraordinary group of Aztec dancers, Mexican vocalists and musicians, food and vendors.
  • The Eastchester Ragamuffin Parade will take place at 2 p.m. beginning at the Eastchester Middle School (550 White Plains Road, Eastchester). The parade will run to Eastchester town hall, where there will be snacks, dancing and more. Call 914-771-3311 or write to recreation@eastchester.org for more information.
  • Author and Bronxville High School teacher William Meyer will read and discuss his book “The Secret of thscarrrae Scarab Beetle” at the Bronxville Library at 4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a breakfast and discussion at 9:30 a.m. The topic of discussion will be “Downtown Development in New Rochelle” and the guest speaker will be Luiz Aragon, the New Rochelle Commissioner of Development. Contact Mitchell Tarnopal at tarnopal@randrealty.com or call the temple at 914-235-1800 for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America’s Westchester Society will present “The Salem Witch Trials and Gallows Hill” at 2 p.m. at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Dr. Emerson W. Baker, of Salem State University, will be the featured speaker. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library will present the M&M production of Constellations, a two-person drama that is a captivating, romantic story, at 2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

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