Enjoying The Holidays In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish a happy and sweet New Year to everyone who is celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Enjoy the holiday and all the things there are to do and see in the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • Author Stephen O’Connor will discuss Franz Kafka’s “A Country Doctor” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (1 Generoso Pope place, Tuckahoe) Film Series will highlight actress Sophia Loren in Arabesque at 7:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Movie Matinee Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Going in Style” starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Clubmen will celebrate their 58th anniversary with a 6:30 p.m. gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit westchesterclubmen.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-BartowPell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party and Celebration in honor of the new floor covering in the entrance hall at 6:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation will host The St. Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square beginning at 6 p.m. The festival will also run throughout the weekend until 7 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live music, Italian entertainment and food plus much more. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host “An Evening with Marquis de Lafayette” on the lawn of The Marble School House (390 California Road, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. There will be cocktails, a dinner. Visit

    Dina Vero

    eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. The Rob Garris Birthday Bash will also take place from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The WESTCOP Night of Champions will take place from 7 p.m.-midnight at the Holy Trinity Greek Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle). Charlene Blackwood, Annie Blay, Alvin Clayton, Gwen Clayton, Pamela Davis, Dr. Ralph Essien, Rev. Allan Paul Weaver and Carla Woolbright will be honored. Contact Benita Hamlett 914-636-3050 or Angela Farrish 914-636-7050 ext. 201 afarrish@nrmha.org for more information.
  • Friday is Car Free Day in the Hudson Valley. Leave your car home and join the worldwide movement to celebrate sustainable transportation on Car Free Day. Visit hudsonvalleycarfreeday.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host jazz flutist Eric Thomas for a 1 p.m. concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • New Rochelle’s second annual REALLY BIG RELAY will take place at The New Rochelle YMCA (50 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) pool from 10 a.m.-noon. This year’s event will benefit the Y’s Annual Support Campaign, which provides program scholarships for children and their families. Visit nrymca.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “GirlAgain Doll Lunchbox” at 11 a.m. Help your child prepare their doll for the new school year with its own lunchbox. Decorate it and a water bottle to show off her style and craft lunch

    Story Pirates at WPPAC

    food items for your doll to enjoy. Visit girlagain.com for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Day Live, a nationwide program offering free admission to museums for the day. There will be guided tours of the mansion, the grounds and the carriage house. Tickets can be downloaded at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place at The Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com 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 White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Story Pirates, a nationally respected media and education organization celebrating the words and ideas of young people at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Christopher Brown Band will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to 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 Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Jewish Learning Lab Alzheimer’s Walk at SUNY Purchase (735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase) beginning with a 9-a.m. registration. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester 5K Run/Walk will kick off at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Eastchester Historical Society Restoration Fund and the Tuckahoe/Eastchester Girl Scout Cabin Fund. Visit runsignup.com/Race/NY/Eastchester/Eastchester5k for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will present the Tutti Bravi Production of “Anne Hutchinson: A Musical Drama” at 3 p.m. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.

    Anne Hutchinson

  • Cabaret artist Diana Templeton will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Avenue, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Garth Road Inn (96 Garth Road, Scarsdale) will have a live Irish music session from 6-8 p.m. Visit garthroadinn.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Authors Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • Katya Grineva will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 5-9 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will hold a jazz brunch featuring a performance by Chris Brown at 11:30 a.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.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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The Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale Highlights A Big Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The last weekend of July is upon us so it sure seems like the summer is going by too fast. Take some time, though, to slow things down this weekend and enjoy everything the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There’s a big sidewalk sale in Scarsdale, plenty of great music and several wonderful movies to enjoy with the whole family.

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 band Back to the Garden will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Music on the Green Series will host Eli Fountain with Baba Don and Equinox at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Ms. Liz Variety as part of its Neighborhood Nights series at Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue and Harmon Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. The Petting Zoo and Shaun the Sheep will also be on hand. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host a free outdoor movie night at Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains). This week’s movie, which begins at 7 p.m., is The Good Dinosaur. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “After Work Meet and Mingle” from 7-10 p.m. There will be drinks, music and no cover charge. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The annual Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale will kick off at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the heart of the Village. The sale will run for three days from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalechamber.org for more information and for a listing
    The Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale

    The Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale

    of stores that will participate in the sale.

  • The Junior League of Central Westchester is hosting its Summer Social “Let’s Flamingle” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The party is at a private home and is by invitation only. Call 914-723-6130 for more information.
  • The Wings of Hope, hosted by the Justin Samela Miceli Foundation, will take place at from 7-11 p.m. at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). The foundation provides support to young people who exemplify who Justin was and what he believed in. Visit justinswingsofhope.com for more information.

Friday

  • 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 Eastchester Youth Council Summer Theatre will present its 32nd annual production of Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Eastchester High School auditorium. This year’s production is the classic musical “
    Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc.

    Grease”. All seats are reserved. Call 914-760-2517 for more information or reservations.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “In The Heights, A New Musical” about a community in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will continue its Summer Movie Series with a showing of Monster’s Inc. at 8:30 p.m. Visit gpfny.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton 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.

 Saturday

  • 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 Ecuadorian Festival will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains beginning at 6 p.m. Call 914-995-4050 for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe at the Lake Avenue/Main Street commuter lot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents can bring up to four file-size boxes of confidential papers to be shredded. Visit http://tinyurl.com/h5he2za or call (914) 813-5425 for more information or to learn about early closure or cancellation.

    Gentle Ben's Trio

    Gentle Ben’s Trio

  • The Songs for Seeds, in conjunction with the Scarsdale Recreation Department, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 11 a.m. Songs for Seeds is a local children’s music program. Visit songsforseeds.com/ny/scarsdale/partners for more information.
  • Gentle Ben’s 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 City of New Rochelle’s Lighted Boat Parade will take place at 8:30 p.m. Lighted boats will parade through New Rochelle Harbor from Hudson Park to Neptune Park. Visit newrochelleny.com or call 914-235-6930 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 “The House”, a teen coffee house, from 5-7:30 p.m. It’s an open-mic experience for people under 25. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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

New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival Highlights Big Musical Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s already mid-July and it seems as if the summer is speeding by. Don’t let it pass you by, though, without enjoying everything there is to see in the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District. The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival highlights a week of concerts in the area.

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 group Gunsmoke will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will celebrate its founding by French Huguenots with a 10 a.m. Bastille Day ceremony, sponsored by the New Rochelle Sister City Committee, at City Hall (515 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Huguenots

    Huguenots

  • The annual New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will kick off with a performance by Ras Chemash Lamed at Jolo’s Vegan Restaurant (49 Lawton St., New Rochelle). Italian pianist Nico Morelli is also scheduled to perform. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue the 2016 Summer Israel Film Series with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Partner With the Enemy”, an inspiring story of the relationship between two women, one Israeli the other Palestinian. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its Cinema Sotto le Stelle Series beginning with an 8:30 p.m. showing of “Se Dio Vuole”. Bring your own chair and be in Depot Square early to get a seat. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The city of White Plains will host T-Bone as part of its neighborhood nights series at Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue and Harmon Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Petting Zoo and Shaun the Sheep will be at Gardella Park (Ferris Avenue, White Plains) at 4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains, ArtsWestchester and the White Plains Performing Arts Center have joined together once again to present Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s production is “As You Like It” and will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains). Visit wppac.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • 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 New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival will continue at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) when the Brian Carter Quartet and Nico Morelli perform at 8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an Opening Reception for its “Faculty and Student Showcase” exhibit, which will run through Aug. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present Willy Wonka Junior as part of its Summer Theatre Academy production series. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will kick off its Summer Movie Series with a showing of Toy Story at 8:30 p.m. Visit gpfny.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host a free Game and Grill Night. Bring
    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    some food to share or enjoy the free burgers and hot dogs while playing board and lawn games. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.

  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “The Music of Strangers” beginning with a 1 p.m. show. There will also be shows at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. with shows throughout the weekend. The film chronicles the story of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the international music collective founded by the legendary cellist. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • 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 New Rochelle Jazz Festival continues with a full day of music at Ruby Dee Park on the Library Green. Scheduled to appear are Jazmyn (noon), The Rocky Middleton Trio (2 p.m.), Blue Haze with special gust Tasty Mike Murphy (5-7 p.m.), KJ Denhart (7-9 p.m.) and the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet (9-10:30 p.m.). Gil Paris will receive the New Rochelle Jazz Festival Award at Jolo’s Kitchen (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle). He will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

    Tasty Mike Murphy

    Tasty Mike Murphy

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth volunteers and children with adult supervision are encouraged to participate. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Empire Strikes Back Concert will take place at The County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. DMX, Swizz Beats, The Lox, Drag-On, and Sean Cross are scheduled to perform. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform in the main dining room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host a breakfast with playwright and author Delia Ephron at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org 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.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown Jazz Festival concludes with late-afternoon and evening performances at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green. Avalanche (4-5 p.m.), Adam Weber Jeruvian Latin Jazz Quintet (5-7 p.m.), Brian Carter Quartet featuring Nico Morelli (7-8 p.m.) and INTZ featuring Ken Geoffrey (9-10:30 p.m.) are all scheduled to perform.
    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Humane Society Dog Wash Fundraiser

    Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

  • The Humane Society of Westchester (70 Portman Road, New Rochelle) will host its 16th annual Dog Wash Fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will announce the winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Competitions at a reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

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