December Arrives With A Flourish

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is in full swing and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  •  The 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 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. Beth-El Synagogue will also host Rabbi Lila Kagedan, the first Orthodox woman to achieve the title of rabbi, will be the guest scholar at the Open Beit Midrash at 8 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he concludes his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple will also host its 5th Annual Water and Wine with Alon Ben-Gurion in Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Blake from 7:30-9 p.m. Contact Stephanie Risa Balkin, The Jewish National Fund director for Westchester County & Southern Connecticut at srbalkin@jnf.org or 212-879-9300, ext. 510.
  • John McAuliff, the Executive Director and Founder of the Fund for Reconciliation & Development, will give a 5:15-p.m. presentation entitled “Cuba-U.S. Relations in the Era of Donald Trump” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will show “Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Prime Time 4 Adults Movie Series. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the Friends Antiquarian Book Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Churchill”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • Scarsdale’s “Light the Dale”, the annual tree-lighting event in Boniface Circle, will be held from 5-7 p.m. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School carolers will perform. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be gifts and home-baked goods in addition to lunch. The Museum will also host its First Friday! Music and Trolley program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform and a free trolley will run continuously from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Historian Jeremi Suri will discuss the rise and fall of the American presidency at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will present the holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Leonard Morange Square at 5:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The International Gem & Jewelry Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from noon-6 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will present “The Nutcracker” at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Human Rights Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Tamara Fish, the president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, will speak. The topic is Free Speech: A Look at Charlottesville, The NFL and Black Lives Matter through the Lens of Our Tradition. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host Soup and Scotch at 5:30 p.m. Following services, there will be a variety of soups and fine scotch to sample. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host The New Choral Society as it performs “F. Händel Messiah, Part I with choruses from Parts II and III” at 8 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Geoffrey Morrow Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

    Newsies at Stepinac High

  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will continue its Books on Tour series at 7:50 p.m. Author Sana Krasikov will discuss her book “The Patriots”. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Scholar-in-residence Rabbi Chaim Weiner, a leader of the Masorti (Conservative) movement in Europe, will speak at Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. about “The European Origins of Today’s Jewish Customs” and on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. about “The Jews of Portugal–History and Contemporary Challenges.” visit org or call Robin at 914-472-2013 ext.300 for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Sarah Lawrence College A Capella Group for a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor) will hold its annual Christmas Boutique & Wreath Sale from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, raffles, food and more. olph-pelhammanor.org/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Holiday family Day” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be hot cocoa, crafts, gifts and a chance to meet Santa. The Museum will also hold its annual Evergreen Gala from 7-10 p.m. There will be dinner, a live auction and more. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will host its annual Charitable Christmas Tree Sale and Alternative Christmas Market from 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. There will be trees for sale, music and more. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • Winston Wolfe will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host its first annual Tree Lighting and Season’s Readings event at 7 p.m. Nature’s Cradle of Eastchester donated five trees and they will be covered in decorations inspired by a book. There will also be entertainment. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “Searching For Christmas”, its annual holiday community musical, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Schoenfeld Campus Center. There will also be a 3:30-p.m. performance on Sunday. Visit www. http://conservatory.concordia-ny.edu/annual-holida-community-musical for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue its Art of Teaching Saturday Seminar Series at 9 a.m. with a presentation entitled “Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift”. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Winterfest will take place from 5-9 p.m. in Depot Square and on Sunday from noon-5 p.m. There will be a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday and pictures with Santa beginning at noon on Sunday. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will be performing “The Nutcracker” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 6 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host “Rock Night” at 7:30 p.m. “Drive All Night NYC” and “Blue Roadhouse Orchestra-BRO” are scheduled to perform. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will host “Latke Vodka”, presented by The Young Couples Group, at 8 p.m. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Chanique and Youniqueversal Music will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a hands-on workshop as part of the “Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights: Folk-Art Series” at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • Comedian Aaron Ward will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Bet Am Shalom Synagogue will host its annual Judaica Craft Show from 8-11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit betamshalom.org for more information.
  • The 9th annual Hot Cocoa Run/Walk and Dog Walk to benefit MAC Angels and ALS will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Flowers Park (491 5th Ave, New Rochelle). Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/NewRochelle/HotCocoaRun for more information.
  • The Hudson River Potters Functional and Sculptural Pottery Show and Sale will take place at the Eastchester Library (1 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Visit hudsonriverpotters.net for more information.
  • The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host their Annual Holiday Music Festival and Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the 54th annual Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Concert at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Boy Scout Troop 1 Bronxville will hold a firewood sale from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bronxville Boy Scout Cabin (Scout Field, 1820 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). Visit scoutcabin.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will conclude its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Memory Care for Yourself and Your Loved Ones. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Soop Theatre Company will present “A Year With Frog and Toad” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. There will also be a 10 a.m. show on Monday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • Author Linda Fairstein will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. to discuss “Digging For Trouble”, which is part of her first children’s youth series. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “The Wall to Wall Chamber Music Concert” at 4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “Christmas in Eastchester: A Day to Party Hop” beginning at 1 p.m. The day kicks off with the annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble Schoolhouse (the corner of California and New Rochelle Roads in Eastchester). Santa’s Workshop will take place from 2-4 p.m. in Gazebo Park. The day ends with a Tree Lighting/Holiday Lights Celebration in Memorial Park, which will be hosted by the Eastchester Beautification Committee, at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights Tree Lighting” at 4 p.m. in Tibbetts Park (1 North Broadway, White Plains). Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a breakfast and discussion with Edward Poliandro from the office of diversity and community affairs at Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The ADL in Westchester Securing Justice Awards Dinner will take place at Metropolis County Club (289 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Honorees Linda Riefberg and Lee Perlman will receive the Philanthropic Leadership Award, Lawrence W. Bahr will be recognized with the Making a Difference Award and Oren Segal, ADL Director of the Center on Extremism, will be the keynote speaker. Visit adl.org/westchester2017 for more information.
  • The Congregation Kol Ami (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host The Sisterhood Holiday Shopping Spree from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be jewelry, clothing, handbags and much more. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Recreation Department Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place at 10 a.m. at The Haindl Field Rec Room (100 Gabriel Rescigno Drive, Scarsdale). Visit eastchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

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.

The Holiday Season Is In Full Swing In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now the holiday season is in full swing. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love spending it with friends and family. What better way to enjoy their company than to take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer.

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 Sarah Lawrence College Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue with a 6 p.m. discussion led by author Stephen O’Connor entitled “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings”. The presentation will take place at Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and duets of popular seasonal classics at St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 7 p.m. Visit nps/gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Community Advisory Board Breakfast at The People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville) at 9 a.m. I will be one of the featured speakers and I will discuss the problem of child marriage in New York State. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Bronx River Watershed Summit will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is the inaugural event to promote projects that preserve, improve and restore the Bronx River. Visit bronxriverwatershedsummit.eventbrite.com for more information.

    The Bronx River

    The Bronx River

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its 2016 Holiday Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Memorial Plaza (6 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its fourth annual Water & Wine celebration at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Israel’s wine revolution and speak with an Israeli wine expert. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host New York University professor Ralph Buultjens as he discusses “The New President’s Inbox” at 7:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “An Appreciation of Color and Light”, the second installment of its Understanding Italian Renaissance Paintings series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will be holding a “Friends Huge Book Sale” from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “The Song Is You” as part of its Jazz Vocal Workshop Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. MJ Territo will be the guest vocalist. Visit hbs.org for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from noon to 6 p.m. Shop from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Military and their immediate families receive free admission with proper ID. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be delicious food, shopping and home-baked goods. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Holiday First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Hometown Holiday Tree Lightning will take place at 5 p.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker at The Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will turn a vacant storefront into Santa’s North Pole Workshop (118 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-2 p.m.). Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Community Shabbat/Service Dinner” beginning with a 6 p.m. service. The dinner is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Moshe Halbertal, the scholar-in-residence at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will speak about the Jewish Democratic State and Israel Between Nationalism, Religion and Democracy at 7:45 p.m. The presentation will be preceded by services and a dinner. Visit www.bethelnr.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host its annual Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights celebration from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “Two Medici Women”, which is the story of two powerful women, Caterina, who became the Queen of France over unbelievable hardships, and the last Medici woman, Anna Maria Luisa, and her gift to Florence, at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The St. Lawrence College 13-member A Capella Group will perform seasonal classics at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Family Day Make A Gift Fair will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will also meet at the library at 12:30 p.m. to share recipes and sample new dishes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host its annual Holiday Music Festival and Boutique from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be shopping, food, music and more. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Donnie Bosco will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off the December Holiday Season with a celebration of Holiday Trees Past-Present-Future. Visitors can view the trees from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday and on other special occasions through Dec. 31. The museum will also host Holiday Family Day: Santa and Sing-Alongs on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will light up luminaries around Pelham Town Hall and The Daronco House at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Light Up Pelham (LUP) program. LUP brings attention to the needs of those in need of food in Westchester County. Food collected over the last month will be donated to Hope Community Food Services in New Rochelle at the ceremony. Visit jppelham.org for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will perform The Nutcracker at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and then again at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s annual Christmas Wreath and Boutique Sale will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OLPH School (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor). Santa will also be available for photos on Sunday. Visit olph-pelhammanor.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Winterfest will kick off in Depot Square from 5-8 p.m. There will be a tree lighting, food, ice skating much more. The Winterfest continues Sunday from noon- 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Person, Place Thing with Randy Cohen – An Interview With Max Krohn”. Cohen, the author of The Ethicist column in The New York Times weekly magazine, will tape an interview with Krohn, a Scarsdale High grad, who was the co-founder of TheSpark.com, SparkNotes.com and OkCupid.com. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.cb
  • The 53rd annual Westchester Musician’s Guild Young Artist Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Kol Ami Synagogue (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Dinner Theatre Evening Featuring The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus and Quartets” at 6 p.m. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble School House (388 California Road, Eastchester). There is also a Santa Stop at Gazebo Park and a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville), along with Ballet Arts/ The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester, will host An Elegant Holiday Luncheon and an Afternoon of Song and Dance at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Celebrate Hanukkah Story Time at 2 p.m. A free ticket will be given out 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 1:30 p.m. about how, when and why to speak to your kids about money. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights” at 4 p.m. at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street). There will be carolers, music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library Writer’s Center Festival of Writing will take place from 11 a.m.5 p.m. Twenty-six local authors will be featured. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • White Plains Hospital will be hosting a blood drive at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will also host Scarsdale resident and former New York City police officer Thomas Ruskin as part of the Brotherhood Breakfast. Ruskin will discuss being a NYPD officer and the progression of policing from the 1980s through today. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host its second annual Community Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations of gently used children’s books, gently used children’s clothing, baby shampoo, lotion, wipes and more are needed and can be donated. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show “Fight For Justice: David and Me” at 2 p.m. It’s a documentary about friendship and a fight for freedom. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

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

 

Lectures, Movies, Music And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

From “Octoberfest” to Revolutionary War re-enactments, this weekend should prove to be entertaining and exciting in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages are hosting a wide variety of events that are sure to appeal to 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present an advance screening of “Coming Through the Rye”, a coming of age story, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a discussion with director James Sadwith and actor Alex Wolff. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Gianni Rivera

    Gianni Rivera

  • The Westchester County Board of Elections will host a “Register to Vote” drive at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Musical Opening Tea” at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Italian soccer legend Gianni Rivera as he discusses his autobiography from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

 

FRIDAY

  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a “Girl’s Night Out” at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of shopping, makeup and psychic readings. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Pelham Library’s 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead” at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham). Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Heathers, The Musical” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door annual fall luncheon will take place at The Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a “Historic Music and Candlelight Cemetery Tour” from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the silent-film classic “Nosferatu” with a live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars at 9 p.m. as part of The Friday Night Fright Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

  • The Tattoo Expo will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 3 p.m.-midnight and again on Saturday (noon-midnight) and Sunday (noon- 8 p.m.). Visit westchestertattoocon.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Sing Out Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. The service is for anyone of any age. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (562 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a “Now Generation Youth Network Night” from 7:30-9 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host Vincent Daquino for an adult evening of storytelling at The Marble Schoolhouse (388 California Road Bronxville) as he reads excerpts from his book “Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley An Investigative Journey” from 7-9 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will be speaking at The Scarsdale League of Women Voters Fall Food for Thought luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale, N.Y.). Visit lwvs.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

 SATURDAY

  • Stephen Tharp will perform on the Ingram-Hele-Willis Organ at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 6:30 p.m. as part of the church’s Music Concert Series. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Center will host the annual Pumpkin Festival and 5K Race beginning with check-in at 7:15 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue & Michael Schwerner Way (in Pelham). There will also be a kid’s fun run and The Pumpkin Festival at the Daronco Townhouse and Gazebo. Visit pelhamchildrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Girl Scout Troop 1662 will host a multi-family yard sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 210 First Avenue, Pelham.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host “Octoberfest” at The Fisherman’s Net of Pelham (129 6th Avenue, Pelham) from 4-8 p.m. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Discover Bartow-Pell Day as part of Open House New York Weekend. Admission to the museum and mansion is free from noon-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “The Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment”, commemorating the 1776 Battle of Pell’s Point, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The FARE Walk for Food Allergy will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) beginning at 1 p.m. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Visit foodallergywalk.org/westchester2016 for more information.

    Medici Dynasty Lecture

    Medici Dynasty Lecture

  • The St. John’s Wilmot Church of New Rochelle’s choir will perform at the Wartburg Adult Care Community (1 Station Place, Mount Vernon) from 2-4 p.m. Visit stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Medici Dynasty: The Role of the Renaissance Woman” from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Post Office (29 Chase Road) will be accepting passport applications from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. If you wish to get a passport you need to bring an original birth certificate, a passport-sized photo and a valid driver’s license or other form of photo identification. Visit travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-2p.m. There will be food, games, music and more. Visit newrochelleumc.org for more information.
  • American Legion Post No. 8 (112 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a 50s Sock-Hop Fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Call E.J. Kearns at 914-424-5732 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Global Harmonies Series when fiddler Finbar Kantor performs at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • 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. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Rotary Club of the Pelhams will host “Tastings XII”, a fundraiser to support children in need locally and around the world, from 4-7 p.m. at Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Road, Pelham). Visit pelhamrotary.com for more information.
  • YoFiFest, the Yonkers Film Festival, will kick off at The New Rochelle Public Library with a double feature, “East of Eden” and “Viva Zapata”, both of which directed by Elia Kazan, who grew up in New Rochelle. The show begins at 1 p.m. There will be films at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville) and the Picture House in Pelham on Monday and Tuesday, vivarespectively, though the festival continues in Yonkers through the 23rd. Visit yofifest.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the documentaries “Primary” and “Crisis a Presidential Commitment” along with commentary from 3-5 p.m. The presentation follows President John Kennedy through real-life events, including his primary battle with Hubert Humphrey and his clash with Alabama governor George Wallace. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will take place at Manhattanville College (2900 Street, Purchase) at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. This is a wonderful event just outside my district that raises money and awareness for a very important cause. Visit http://tinyurl.com/z9dn6rr for more information.

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

 

 

No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April has arrived and there is plenty to do and see in the 88th Assembly District to help ring in the new month. Music, dances, discussions and galas are on the calendar in our cities, towns and villages this weekend so please take advantage of everything our local organizations have to offer.

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

Thursday

  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence Awards Gala will be held at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Visit nredfund.org/events for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) spring theater season kicks off with a production of “Marisol” at 7 p.m. The show runs through Saturday evening with all performances scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pianists Delana Thomsen and Elena Belli Perform “Ceci et Cela” (This ‘n That) at Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Delana Thomsen

    Delana Thomsen

  • Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present Alvin and Arlen’s Double Header Bring-on-Spring Paint and Sip IntoxiKate Event: A paint party with painting tips from artist Alvin Clayton and drinks created by Arlen Gargagliano. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

Friday

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host First Friday! Music and Trolley from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The folk group Hawthorne will perform while the trolley will make an hour loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to the museum to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College will co-host, along with the American Physical Society, the Art and Physics Symposium from 1-5 p.m. Speakers from Sarah Lawrence, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bard, Vassar, Harvard, and the National Institute of Standards, as well as Nebula-award winning science fiction author Catherine Asaro, will highlight the event. The symposium will continue Saturday from 8:30 a.m. through noon. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/events for more information.

    Catherine Asaro

    Catherine Asaro

  • Pelham High School’s production of “Anything Goes” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamschools.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host “The Friends Monthly BIG Book Sale” and again on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Canadian Brass, one of the world’s most popular international brass ensembles, will perform at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present a reading of “Dante – Part I” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “The Mighty Winds of Hoff-Barthelson: An Introduction to the Woodwind Family of Instruments for Young Children” at 6:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a workshop for non-profit organizations entitled “Grants – How to Get Them and Then What?” from 1-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss returns to Alvin and Friends Restaurant and will perform in the main dining room from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hats Off To the Eastchester Historical Society Event will take place at Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant (431 White Plains Road, Eastchester). There will be raffles and 10 percent of every dinner check will be donated to the Society. Visit mickeyspillanes.com for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fisher Avenue parking lot. The shredder is available to residents only and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Eastchester School Foundation will present Casino Royale at Leewood Golf Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. The ESF enriches the lives of children through technology, academics, athletics and the arts. Visit eastchesterschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Maine Red Claws and the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will square off in a 5 p.m. matchup at the County Center in White Plains. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • Los Boricuas of Comedy will perform at the White Plains Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College will host “Arts and the Inside: Incarceration and Expression Through Writing, Film and Dance” from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the world of mass incarceration, which will include a discussion led by Ted Conover, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pelham Boy Scout Troop 1 will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a dinner at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). Contact Robin Ten Eyck at rteneyck1@verizon.net for more information.pelamscouts
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host an Italian cooking class for children at 2 p.m. This week’s class will focus on making ravioli with Nutella. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host eight artists as they present “HER Stories”, a program that highlights the strength, wisdom and perseverance of the female human spirit, at 6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero returns to Alvin and Friends Restaurant and will perform in the main dining room from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host a Summer Music & Arts Program/Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The annual Scarsdale Sports Swap will take place at the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is sponsored by the Scarsdale PT Council. Gently used sporting goods items, musical instruments, bikes and formal wear can be donated. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be dropped off on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m. Write to Nancy Aresu at nancyaresu@gmail.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum at the White Plains Library on the healthcare crisis in the United States. I will be part of the program, speaking along with Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal. “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”, a 38-minute film, will also be shown. The program is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Visit lwvw.org for more information.
  • The chamber ensemble Musicora will perform at the Bronxville Public Library at 4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue) will host a reception for its artist of the month at 2 p.m. Art works are for sale and the reception is free. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Eleftherios Eleftheriadis and Georgios Theodoridis will perform “From the Byzantine ‘Echos’ to the Ottoman ‘Makam’” at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 4 p.m. It’s a production of Byzantine Chant and Ottoman and Turkish music. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. Violinist Peggy Klinger and pianist Gerald Robbins are scheduled to perform. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Gerald Robbins/Peggy Klinger

    Gerald Robbins/Peggy Klinger

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Jews Around the World series with this month’s installment focusing on Latin America. The program begins at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Abe Simon Memorial Team Race will kick off at 9:15 a.m. in front of Scarsdale High School on Brewster Road. There are 15K and four-mile races. Day-of-race registration is available between 8-8:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) 44th Anniversary Dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Among those being honored will be Amy and Paul Heller and Michelle and Daniel Gewanter. Visit yisny.org for more information.

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

 

 

Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish everyone who is celebrating to have a Happy Easter this weekend. I would also like to wish those celebrating a happy and festive Purim, which also takes place this week. Enjoy this special time of year with your families.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “Great Women in Eastchester History” at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will feature six vignettes about Annie Hyland Adams, Anne Hutchinson, Freida Riggs and Carmela Vaccaro. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.annehutch
  • Chabad of Pelham is hosting an African-style Purim celebration at Pelham Country Club (940 Wynnewood Road) at 5 p.m. Visit chabadofpelham.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville will host Purim in the Wild West at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 5:30 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a “Member Morning Exhibition Tour + Pastries in the Parlor” program from 10-11:30 a.m. Sarah Pickman will lead a discussion about fashion in the late 19th century through clothing on display in the museum’s current exhibit. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series presents “The 33” at 1:00 p.m. The film centers on the Chilean mine collapse in 2010. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The First Baptist Church of North White Plains (456 North Street) will host an Easter-egg hunt for children ages 2-12 at noon following the 10:30 Easter Services. Visitors should gather at the church parking lots on Bryant Avenue at 11:45 though they are welcome to attend the services. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information. egg

 

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