Braving The Deep Freeze In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The biting cold will still be here this weekend but there are plenty of things to do and ways to keep warm in the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. 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 Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, a musical based on the Victor Hugo story with music from the Disney movie, at 11 a.m. There will also be shows on Friday and Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Rabbi David Levy will kick off his “Understanding the Prayer Book” lecture series at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) with a 9:30-a.m. discussion. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Westchester Road Runner will host a free group run at 6:15 p.m. that will kick off at 179 East Post Road in White Plains. The 2.5-mile run will take you through the streets of White Plains. Visit westchesterroadrunner.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The annual Crusaders Classic high school basketball game between Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7:30 p.m. The game is part of a doubleheader with Ardsley and Byram Hills squaring off in the 5-p.m. opener. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Casablanca

  • 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.
  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will host author Noah Isenberg as he discusses his book, “We’ll Always Have Casablanca”, at 7:50 p.m. The lecture is part of the Shabbat Author Series. Services begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and then the lecture. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Café Shabbat from 4-5:30 p.m. Enjoy a musical Shabbat celebration led by Lori Weber followed by a dinner and dessert. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Friends Big Book Sale at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrlp.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Pianist Takeshi Asai will present “All That Jazz” as part of the Midland Music Series at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) is hosting a “New Year, New Style” event at 11 a.m. Get an exclusive t-shirt for your American Girl doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.

    Takeshi Asai

  • The Westchester Wedding and Bridal Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle will host Temple Tennis and Cocktails at The Rock Club (130 Rhodes Street, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. There will be a light dinner, drinks and dessert. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Jewish educational scholar Bennett Muraskin will speak at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) about the Jewish perspective on Jesus at 2:30 p.m. Contact Dmitry Turovsky at aristophil@yahoo.com for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “Stand Up For Peace”, featuring comedians Dean Obeidallah and Scott Blakeman, at 8 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 4-5:30 p.m. as part of the Three Kings Day celebration. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Antti Pentikainen, a special envoy for the Prime Minister of Finland, as part of the Sunday Morning Adult Education Series. He will present “Defining Humanity in Front of Violence and Terror.” Visit

    Antti Pentikäinen

    reformedchurch.org for more information.

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the opening reception for the “BWC Members Art Exhibit” from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League will take on the Austin Spurs in a 5-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its Hot Topics in Judaism Lecture Series at 7 p.m. This month’s discussion will focus on “Intermarriage and Jewish Identity”. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Christian Science Monitor film critic Peter Rainer will lead a 1:30-p.m. discussion on film at The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchesterlibrary.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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Happy New Year In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season responsibly 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. 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 Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • 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 White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, a musical based on the Victor Hugo story with music from the Disney movie, at 2 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2 and 7 p.m.). Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • The fifth annual community Kwanzaa celebration will take place at 95 Lincoln Avenue in New Rochelle at 7 p.m. Contact Mark McLean at mmac8@aol.com for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will be at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville), playing at the piano bar from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will host “Offline Family Time” from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of board games and hot chocolate away from the electronic devices. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond will be at The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 11 a.m. to read holiday stories and sing songs with Miss Elaine and Miss Gail. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its Family Movie Series with a 2 p.m. showing of “Despicable Me 3”. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma 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 Amazing Kreskin

  • The Amazing Kreskin will give a 9:30-p.m. performance at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham). Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will be at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville), playing at the piano bar from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Animal Embassy will be at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 3 p.m. with an array of winter animals, including ferrets, chinchillas and more. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Family Film Movie Series with a 2 p.m. showing of “The Emoji Movie”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Performer Will Shaw will be at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. for a children’s show that will include tricks, music and more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Barn Band will perform from 6-10 p.m. at the Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). Visit thebarnband.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a New Year’s harp concert at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Alan Tardi

  • Award-winning wine and food author Alan Tardi will speak at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) about champagne at 5 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle)from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Comedians Kareem Greene and Meghan Hanley will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will be at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville), playing at the piano bar from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The White Plains New Year’s Eve Spectacular will take place from 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Court and Main Streets. There are four gated entry points to the event so arrive early. The entry points are Main Street at Church Street, Renaissance Square at Williams Street, Court Street at Martine Avenue and Martine Avenue at Mamaroneck Avenue. A Safe Rides transportation stand will also be available for those wishing to be driven home. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters will play at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit

    Harlem Globetrotters

    countycenter.biz for more information.

  • The eighth annual New Rochelle “Ring in the New Year at Noon” celebration will take place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in NewRoc City (31 LeCount Place, New Rochelle). There will be a balloon drop, games, food and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “New Year’s Eve at Alvin & Friends” beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be food, music and more. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Comedian Goumba Johnny will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 8:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • Liam Davis will be at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville), playing at the piano bar from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

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