Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems as if the weather has finally become more autumn-like and what better way to enjoy the season than to experience what the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. It’s a jam-packed weekend with movies, discussions, music, benefits and more.

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 New Rochelle Police Foundation Annual Gala will take place at the Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6-10 p.m. Call Barbara Cabrera at 914-654-2227 for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the documentary “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org/adults/arts-talks/theodore-bikel-in-the-shoes-of-sholom-aleichem/ for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will also host a class “The Evolution of Zionism” beginning at 7 p.m. This is the first of a four-week program that will trace the concepts associated with Zionism from its origins with the ancient Hebrews through the fervent evangelical Zionism and the more recent Jewish messianic Zionism. Visit https://jccmw.ticketleap.com/evolution-of-zionism/details for more information.
  • 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 take place 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.
  • 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 pair Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Chancel Choir of The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) is hosting an open-invitation event for anyone interested in performing Fauré’s Requiem, on November 19. Sing Fauré’s sublime masterwork under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Sándor Szabó. Singers of all levels welcome. Rehearsals begin Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on Thursdays until the show. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host the first installment of a five-week course entitled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Jungle”, the story of four travelers who set off into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into an utter nightmare. Yossi Ghinsberg, the subject of the film played by Daniel Radcliffe, will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ghost The Musical” at 2 p.m. There will also be 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “Harmless” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is physical theatre at its finest as it looks at the past and the future. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Charles Little, Curator Emeritus of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 7 p.m. as he discusses “Martin Luther and the Power of the Image”. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Greenacres Neighborhood Association will host a 7-p.m. meeting with the Scarsdale Board of Education to discuss plans for the Greenacres Elementary School (41 Huntington Avenue, Scarsdale). The meeting, which is in the school gym, will feature a 45-minute presentation and a Q&A session. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/ for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host an 8 p.m. meeting at Village Hall (195 Sparks Avenue, Pelham) to discuss solarizing Pelham. Village officials are considering whether to incorporate Pelham into the Solarize Westchester Initiative. Call 914-738-2015 for more information.
  • The Westchester Review, a literary journal for Westchester, will host a 7-p.m. reading by local authors at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com 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 St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a candlelight tour and historical music presentation featuring the music of Linda Russell & Companie. Visit the graves of soldiers and civilians who participated in the American Revolution. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host its Brotherhood Dinner beginning with services at 6:15 p.m. The dinner will feature New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and CNBC anchor Mark Hoffman. Visit sstte.org for more information.

    Andrew Ross Sorkin

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland, Avenue Bronxville) will continue its BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Don Lowe and Bruce T. Carroll are scheduled to perform. Al Hemberger hosts. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Julius Rodriguez will be performing at Alvin & Friends restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will continue its Coffee and Conversation Series at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for National Realty and Development Corp. His company is the developer of the Watermark Pointe, formerly known as Beckwithe Pointe, condominium project and he will answer any questions pertaining to the project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.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 commemorate the Battle of Pell’s Point with an encampment at 10 a.m. There will be music, craft, games and more. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses, the museum’s historical fiction book club, for a 10-a.m. discussion about Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “What’s It Worth” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your antiques and valuables to be evaluated by The Skinner Auction House of New York City. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester County mobile shredder will be in Tuckahoe in the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The band Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “A Night of Reformation” as part of its Hock Chamber Music Series at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Comedian Joey Kala will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Concert of Many Voices will take place at Iona College’s Christopher Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit iona.edu for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will be performing at Alvin & Friends restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Alvin and Friends will also be presenting “An Evening With Ivery Bell” from 7-10 p.m.  Bell is the former lead singer of Blue Magic, The Delfonics and The Moment of Truth. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Festa Italiana” at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. There will be food, music and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe History Committee will meet on the second floor of Tuckahoe Village Hall (65 Main Street, Tuckahoe) for a presentation entitled “Mini Marble Museum”, which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host “A Moveable Feast” from 6-10 p.m. It’s the NRPL Foundation’s Fall Fundraising Dinner that will have guests hopping from floor to floor in the library. The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are scheduled to perform. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will hold its monthly arts and crafts events for children ages 5 and older at Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham). Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host an opening reception for the exhibit entitled “The Dreamcatchers and the Kahnstructions”. The exhibit, which will run at the synagogue’s Kanner-Kurson Museum through Nov. 26, features the work of 96-year-old Marcia Kahn. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden fundraiser will take place at Jolo’s Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 4-7 p.m. Call Amy Ehrlich or Linda Tarrant-Reid at 914-224-4243 for more information.
  • The 66th annual Scarsdale Halloween window painting contest will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit

    Marcia Kahn sculpture

    scarsdale.com/recreation.

  • 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.
  • 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 White Plains Historical Society will commemorate the 241st anniversary of The Battle of White Plains at the Jacob Purdy House National Historic Site (60 Park Avenue, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Revolutionary War campsite will open at 10 a.m. and the flag-raising and roll of honor will take place at 1 p.m. Call 914-328-1776 or write to info@whiteplainshistory.org for information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Aging Well, the first in a three-part series about aging with dignity and caring for older family members. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Westchester Moves For Puerto Rico: A Zumba Fundraising Event for the Victims of Hurricane Maria will take place at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit https:moveforpr.ticketleap.com/zumba for more information.
  • The Chris Conte Quartet will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host The Children’s Halloween Festival in Leonard Morange Square between the Bronxville train station and Parkway Road from noon- 4 p.m. There will be rides, music, ponies, food and more. Visit bronxvillechamber.com 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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A Big Spring Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Winter is now a distant memory and it is time to begin enjoying the warmer weather. This weekend should be a spectacular one in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, discussions, films and much more to enjoy.

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 St. John’s, Wilmot, Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host the first day of its three-day, tag-sale event. Visit stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. to speak about “Hemingway’s Paris”, detailing the famed author’s haunts while he was living in France. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Earnest Hemingway

  • The Lifting Up Westchester’s Oasis of Hope Gala will take place at the Leewood Country Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester) from 6-9:30 p.m. Lifting Up Westchester sponsors eight programs that assist men, women and children in need in Westchester. Visit liftingupwestchester.org for more information.
  • CJ Cullens Tavern (77 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will host a free comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Call 914-740-7106 for more information.
  • The Hope Community Services Gala will take place at The Beckwith Point Club (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Hope Community Services is a New Rochelle-based emergency food pantry and soup kitchen. Visit hopecommunityservices.org for more information.
  • The Family Services of Westchester Star Gala will take place at The Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Among those being honored are Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim along with former Yankees Roy White, John Wetteland and Ron Bloomberg, author of Designated Hebrew: The Ron Bloomberg Story. Visit fsw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues a presentation of the Icelandic film “Rams” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Gummi and Kiddi, two shepherds and brothers that have lived on the same land but have not spoken for 40 years. The brothers must finally come together when a disease threatens the herd. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host the 19th annual Brendan Gill Lecture at the Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 8 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning Supreme Court expert Linda Greenhouse will be on hand to have a conversation with CBS correspondent and presidential historian Mo Rocca. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Shabbat Service of Responsibility at 7:45 p.m. Sonia Hochman, a Holocaust survivor from Poland who lived in underground caves for 511 days to avoid getting caught, will be the guest speaker. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will host New Rochelle Shaves 2017 at 7 p.m. , a fundraising event held by the New Rochelle police and fire departments to raise money for and awareness of pediatric cancer. Visit en.eventhint.com/events/17936865/new-rochelle-shaves-2017 for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) Coffeehouse Music Series will continue with 8 p.m. performances by Kelly Flint and Dan Zlotnick. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “After the Storm: A Stage Play” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The 14th annual Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival will take place at 6 p.m. in the Slonim Living Room/Stone Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). It will continue Saturday (noon) and Sunday (noon) at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera Annual Spring Gala, honoring Maestro Anton Coppola will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Vosot nropera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Collaborative Theater will present “Lot’s Wife”, a new play based on the biblical story, at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wctheater.org for more information.
  • The East Coast National Spring Fever Baseball Card Show will be at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-8 p.m. The show continues Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters Coffee and Conversation program will continue at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Monroe College president Marc Jerome is scheduled to speak. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of 100 Hispanic Women will host the Latina Leadership Forum and Scholarship Awards at the Radisson (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.- 3p.m. New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado will be the guest speaker. Visit 100HWW.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Little League Parade will take place at 9 a.m. beginning at the Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue). It will continue to Wolfs Lane and end at Ingalls Field, where a short ceremony will follow. Visit pelhamlittleleague.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold “A Colonial Fair” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a blacksmith, a fiddle player, a cooper, a colonial bakery and much more. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in New York Cares Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the season-finale of the Midland Music Series with a piano concert by Vassily Primakov at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual tag sale from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau will present Listen To Their Voices at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The community-talent showcase will be followed by a reception. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold a Watercolor Workshop at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will present its “Story of the Piano Concert Series” at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Some of Westchester’s best young pianists will perform Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Business Improvement District will celebrate Earth Day by hosting a screening of Disneynature’s “Born in China” at 10 a.m. at Cinema Deluxe (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Visit wpbid.com/events/april-22-earth-weekend-free-showing-born-china for more information.
  • The faculty from the Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will perform in a piano and strings concert at 3 p.m. Visit musiccinservatory.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Center will host “It’s Tiki Time Pelham” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will feature food, live music, open tiki bar and more. Visit pelhamchildrenscenter.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.
  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. to speak about “Hemingway’s Paris”, detailing the famed author’s haunts while he was living in France. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will show the award-winning documentary Do Not Resist at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Sluberski Film Series. The film explores the current state of policing in America. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Adoptive Parents Committee Mini-Conference will take place at The Betty Taubert Girl Scout House (37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale) from 6-9:30 p.m. Adoption experts will speak on a wide variety of topics. Visit adoptiveparents.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in New Rochelle (515 North Avenue) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Youth Council of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, in conjunction with STRIVE Leadership Academy, The Office for the Aging and the New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Throwback 70s Party for seniors at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Club of the National Association of Negro Business & Prof. Women’s Clubs Luncheon will take place at Juliano’s (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. Contact Beverly Nance at spiderden711@aol.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) about his book “The Opposite of Spoiled” at 11 a.m. The temple will also present “The Other Israelis”, the latest in a series of discussions led by Dr. Yoel Magid at 2 p.m. The film “Sand Storm” will be shown. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an opening reception and art show entitled “Reflections”, highlighting the work of Beja Keyser, at 4 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Pianist La Zhen Han will perform at Sarah Lawrence College (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Black Marble Violin Duo will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Black Marble Violin Duo

  • World-renowned flutist Carol Wincenc and pianist Bryan Wagorn will perform at The CV Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) at 4:30 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Spring Benefit. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) will host The Jewish Communal Fund Witness Theater Program in Westchester at 2 p.m. and again Monday at 7 p.m. Witness Theater is an innovative and emotional journey for Holocaust survivors and students. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host The Women of SSTTE Mah-Jongg Tournament at 9:30 a.m. National Mah-Jongg League Rules apply. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo returns to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.
  • The Stamen Animal Hospital (61 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) and Westchester County will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 914-632-1269 for more information and an appointment.
  • New Rochelle’s Huguenot Park Cleanup Day will take place from 1-4 p.m. Visit volunteernewyork.org/newrochelle for more information.
  • Sandor Szabo will perform “The Art of the Harpsichord – From Renaissance to Rock” at The Golden Sword International Fellowship Church (10 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Call 908-267-1980 for more information.
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) will present “An Afternoon of Music from Movies and Musicals” at 4 p.m. Visit cnr.edu for more information.

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

 

A Big Selection Of Events From Which To Choose This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Music, movies and group discussions will highlight this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are also book-club meetings, school musicals and much more in the cities, towns and villages of our district.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum will meet at Scarsdale Village Hall (1001 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.rosenwald
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Avenue, Bronxville) will show the film Café Society, written and directed by Woody Allen, as part of its Thursday matinee series at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) will show the documentary “Rosenwald”, the story of an immigrant peddler’s son who didn’t finish high school but became the President of Sears, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Middle School Drama Club will perform “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” at Pelham High (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the door.

 FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue its Coffee House music series with an 8 p.m. performance by Marc Black and Ian Flanigan. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more informatiexpaton.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters Coffee and Conversation Series will continue at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. with New Rochelle City Councilman Albert Tarantino. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “The 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s” at 11 a.m. Learn about the risk factors, the warning signs and how to receive support for the disease. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Girl on a Train”, starring Emily Blunt, at 1:30 p.m. The film will be shown again Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High Drama Club will present “Almost Maine”, a romantic comedy, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Scarsdale High School Theater (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com or at the door.

 SATURDAY

  • I have chartered three buses that will travel to Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. The buses will leave from The Vernon Hills Shopping Center in Scarsdale at 5 a.m. Call my office at 914-725-1115 for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) has also chartered a bus and will be heading to Washington. That bus is scheduled to leave in the 4 a.m. hour. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “They Call Us Monsters”, the story of violent California juveniles tried as adults, at 4 p.m. There will also be a post-screening discussion with director Ben Lear. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Windowsill Gardening, a workshop centering on growing herbs indoors during the winter, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hairspray”, the big and bold Broadway musical that won eight Tony Awards, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Maccabeats, the Jewish music and a cappella phenomenon, will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Maccabeats

    The Maccabeats

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host The First Battle of Lasagna from 2:30-5 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will perform at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.
  • Anthony Wooden and the Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe will conduct a free African Dance workshop at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Meet and Greet A Dog”, giving you the chance to pet and play with friendly dogs from The Good Dog Foundation, at 3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New York Strongest Man and Woman Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit unitedstatesstrongman.com/upcoming-events for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Writer and teacher Robert Cole will be at The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) to discuss his near-fatal illness and how it impacted his life at 2 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum speaker series will continue at The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. presentation entitled “What is Alzheimer’s Disease & What Can You Do About”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Classical guitarist Stuart Weber will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New thegraduateRochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Jazz ensemble Trio Shalva will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “The Graduate”, starring Dustin Hoffman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will present a staged reading of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 1 p.m. The PJC is also accepting clothing donations as part of the production. Visit thepjc.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

Braving A Cold January Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We have the chance to enjoy a three-day holiday weekend as January reaches its midpoint so why not go out and enjoy all the wonderful events taking place in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of things to see and do in our cities, towns and villages, from music and lectures to cultural events and movies.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Pontormo and Bronzino: Hidden Masters of the Late Renaissance”, a discussion about the two painters who produced some of thsophiee most beautiful paintings ever created, at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Paint Nite, an opportunity to indulge your creative side. The painting begins at 8 p.m. but there will be wine and cheese at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Temple Beth-El Sisterhood (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its first Wine & Cheese Evening Book Club event of the new year at 7:30 p.m. The book is Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Contemporary International Cinema – A Look at Food & Family in Comedies & Dramas” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host The Fort Wayne Mad Ants at the Westchester County Center in White Plains in a 7 p.m. matchup. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Coalition for Mutual Respect Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner and Service will take place at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Shabbat Service and Gospel Music at 7:45 p.m. Reverend Dr. Stephen W. Pogue of the Greater Centennial AME Zion Church in Mount Vernon, will be the guest speaker.
  • The White Plains Sports Card Show “Winter Extravaganza” will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Visit nyshows.org/white-plains-show/future-show/ for more information.

    White Plains Winter Card Show

    White Plains Winter Card Show

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its “Brown Bag Lunch Meeting” at noon at NR Future (247 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship With Singer/Songwriter A’Leithia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • Funky Friday returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. The area’s premier after-work mixer will feature a live funk band that will play throughout the evening. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (One Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a Senior Benefits Information Center from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Trained volunteers will be on hand to instruct senior citizens about which benefits they may be entitled to receive. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its film series, showing Deepwater Horizon, at 1:30 p.m. The film chronicles the 2010 oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The film will be shown again at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The San Lorenzo Complex”, a discussion about the parish church used by the Medici family, at 10:30 a.m. Come back to the WICC at 2 p.m. for “Pizza, Pizza, Pizza”, a chance to make your own pizza dough and pie. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Mustard’s Retreat plus The Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. & Matt Watroba. It’s an eclectic blend of old and new music along with some storytelling. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.

    Mustard's Retreat

    Mustard’s Retreat

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Shakespeare In Church” at 1:30 p.m. The acclaimed Red Monkey Theatre Group will perform Much Ado About Nothing. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hairspray”, the big and bold Broadway musical that won eight Tony Awards, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Stage 2 Productions will bring “2nd Night Stand: Back For More” to the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an artist talk and closing reception for the Remedy Exhibition at 4 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will hold its MLK Service Day Diaper Packaging Event from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Playland Job Fair will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be on-the-spot interviews for the first 300 applicants. The available positions are seasonal. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Beth-El Volunteer Day will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) with a pancake breakfast. Learn about homelessness in the community before going out and volunteering. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Trumpet player Bill Owens and organist Craig Williams will perform at The Asbury United Methodbhist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. as part of the Music at Asbury series. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Public Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will celebrate Black History Month with an interactive reading of the book, “Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box” written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “From Chaos to Peace: Thriving as a Caregiver for a Person with Dementia” from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its film series, showing Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, at 1:30 p.m. The 1967 comedy/drama stars Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

The Post-Election Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Election Day is behind us and we can all exhale and relax. The best way to do that is by planning your weekend around all the great things that are happening in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

Thursday

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a special screening of “Theo Who Lived” followed by a Q & A. The film chronicles the story of Theo Padnos, a journalist who snuck into Syria and was captured and tortured by Al Qaeda. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots at The Bronxville Reformed Church (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

    The Great Challah Bake

    The Great Big Challah Bake

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road) will host a seminar on health, wealth and retirement from 7-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of White Plains (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will host The Westchester Great Big Challah Bake as part of The JCC of Mid-Westchester’s Shabbat Project. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the event starts immediately thereafter. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Contemporary International Cinema – A Look at Food & Family in Comedies and Dramas” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 Friday

  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 7:30 p.m. showing of the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – A Touring Documentary”. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host “A Salute To Veterans” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come and meet a veteran. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.beatkes
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “High School Musical” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance in Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Plaza. Visit cityofnewrochelle.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host their annual Lord & Taylor Shopping Event (Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) Chai Society Dinner and Chabat Service will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will hold a ceremony honoring veterans at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in White Plains Rural Cemetery (167 North Broadway, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.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 Leslie Pintchik 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 2016 Westchester Polar Plunge will take place at noon at Glen Island Park (1 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Registration begins at 10 a.m. Help raise money for The Special Olympics. Visit kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1159351 for more information.
  • The American Veterans Ball will take place at The Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit americanveteransball.org/avb2016-new-york/ for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host their Women of Integrity Meeting from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.

    David Podles

    David Podles

  • There will be a Mulch Mowing Demo and Q&A at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) at 4 p.m. The presentation is open to residents and landscapers throughout the county. Contact Anne Jaffe Holmes at the Greenburgh Nature Center at 914-813-1251 for more information.
  • International violinist David Podles will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m., performing selections that will highlight the gypsy campgrounds of Romania, Russia, Poland, Latvia, India, Spain, and the former Yugoslavia. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association Pop Up Market will host a pop-up Artisan Market at West Elm (678 Post Road, Scarsdale) from noon- 4p.m. where local artisans will feature their handcrafted goods. Visit northeastetsyartists.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.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) B2B, The Bartow to Bartow Challenge, a 5K run/walk along the Hutchinson River Greenway, beginning at 11 a.m. Visit barowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Celebration of Diwali”, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

    Omnia Hegazy

    Omnia Hegazy

  • St. John’s Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host a Coffee Hour “Brown Bag Lunch Preparation” at noon. Make sandwiches for Trinity-St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, which will be delivered the next morning for distribution. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Walkabout Coffee House Music Series will continue at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) with performances by Sara Thomsen and Omnia Hegazy at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will honor its former executive director Joan Behrens with a 4:30 p.m. concert in honor of her retirement at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Citizen Preparedness Corps of the State of New York will host a preparedness workshop at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. The workshop will center of preparing for disasters and other emergencies, natural or manmade. The National Guard will be running the event. Visit dhses.ny.gov/aware-prepare/ for more information.
  • REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music will present “Musick From The Fairest Isle” at 5 p.m. at The Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street, White Plains). Visit DTMusic.org for more information.

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

 

Enjoying Mother’s Day Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the 88th Assembly District. Enjoy your weekend and take advantage of everything our cities towns and villages have to offer when making your holiday plans.

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 Interdenominational Pastors Council of New Rochelle will conduct a prayer assembly on the steps of New Rochelle City Hall (515 North Avenue) as part of The National Day of Prayer at noon. In the event of rain, the service will be held across the street at The Holy Lighthouse Church.
  • The Eastchester Relay for Life will host “Stick a Fork in Cancer”, an event at 10 different restaurants in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville. Each restaurant will donate 10 percent of every bill to the American Cancer Society and Eastchester Relay for Life. The Relay will take place on May 21st at Concordia College. Visit patch.com/new-york/bronxville/stick-fork-cancer-restaurant-event for a list of participating restaurants.
  • The Westchester Jewish Council will hold a County-wide Holocaust Commemoration at noon at the Garden of Remembrance (148 Martine Avenue, White Plains). The keynote will be delivered by Holocaust survivor Stanley Berger followed by a special procession of 25 of Westchester’s rescued Holocaust Torahs. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Once Upon A Pastime”, a baseball player’s light-hearted story of redemption and triumph. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Visit wppac.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation celebrating the anniversary of VE Day and the end of WWII in Europe at 7 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host “Big Night Out At The Casino” at 7:30 p.m. at Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains). There will be dinner, casino tables and a silent auction. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present pianist Glen Kirchoff in an 8 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Recital Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Oro Macht Frei – Yom Ha Shoah” a film about the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome, at 1:45 p.m. Director Jeffrey Bonna will be available for questions. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Students from the SAR Academy will perform “Witness Theater” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. The show is an innovative and emotional inter-generational ‘journey’ for Holocaust survivors and students. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • A fundraiser for the New Rochelle-based Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse will take place at 6:30 at Dubrovnik
    Dr. Moshe Avital

    Dr. Moshe Avital

    (721 Main Street, New Rochelle). Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Inc. is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable development in our community by providing age-appropriate, hands-on educational experiences in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally-sound setting. Visit hudsonparkgreenhouse.org for more information.

  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails @ Twighlight, a fashion show highlighting spring looks from local Bronxville businesses from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville). Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host concentration camp survivor Dr. Moshe Avital as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day observation. He was sent to Auschwitz at 14 and was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945 by the American Army. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its Spring/Summer Courtyard Exhibition with “Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprising and Negin Sharifzadeh: Laments in Gray”. There will be an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a free, guided tour of its historic landscape and gardens at 3 p.m. Stick around following the garden tour for “First Friday Music and Trolley”. The Lickety Split Trio will perform and there will be trolley rides from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • 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 Counseling Center 2016 Benefit in Bronxville will take place at 6 p.m. at the home of Mary and Jim Hoch (87 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville). Celebrate the contributions of Richard Shoup and Catherine Nicholas for their decades of service as Directors of the Counseling Center. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdq77f8 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 alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a classical guitar concert with Daniel Conant at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door Annual Spring Gala will take place from 6:30-11 p.mhope. at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Hope’s Door will be celebrating its 36th anniversary of serving victims of domestic violence and their families. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present flutist Tara Helen O’Connor in a 7 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Master Class Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Bjorn & Company Presents the 3rd Annual Forks, Corks & Cocktails, Westchester’s Premier LGBT Food & Wine Show, at the Ritz Carlton-Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bjornandcompany for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host professor Louis Leonini as he presents Dante – Part II, the conclusion of his lecture series on Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host the “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails to Treasures from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Take a from the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) and tour select homes, where vendors will be offering food tastings in addition to selling their good. Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Trolley will begin running for the season at The Tuckahoe Community Center/Library. Visit tuckahoe.com/home/news/trolley-will-begin-running-may-6-2016-0 for more information.
  • Life coach Robbin Sweeney will host a discussion about aging with joy and dignity, offering ideas on how to grow older with a sense of purpose as part of Westchester County’s Mall Walk program. The discussion will take place at 9 a.m. at The Westchester in White Plains at the Level One E-Bar in Nordstrom’s. Visit westchestergov.com/parks for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party. Watch the 142nd running of the race with music, refreshments, prizes and more. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby

  • 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.
  • Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host a JazzJam Workshop for middle and high school students at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Mother’s Day Mother-Daughter Tea Party in two seatings (1 and 3:30 p.m.). Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Greenburgh Nature Center and Riverkeeper will team up to conduct a Bronx River Shoreline Trailway Cleanup from 9:15 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should meet at the Scarsdale Train Station. Visit riverkeeper.org/sweep for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market kicks off its season at 8:30 a.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue (Bronxville). Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    New York Chamber Choir

    New York Chamber Choir

  • The New York Chamber Choir will perform at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

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