Enjoy The Change Of Seasons In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Spring arrived earlier this week and the last full weekend of March is upon us. Enjoy the changing of the seasons in cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There is music, dinners, discussions, sports and much more to make this a more enjoyable weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Daniel Ficarri is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.

    Daniel Ficarri

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Newheart Ohanian Fashion Stylists, the group that designed Beyonce’s album Lemonade at 6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “Wines of the Loire” at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Wooddy of Rochambeau Wineswill serve as the guide. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “A Tea and Conversation” from 2-3:30 p.m. Take part in a women’s history quiz. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance will take place at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6-10 p.m. Contact Jennifer Lanser at 914-632-5700 for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Sharing Shabbat” for the first time at 7 p.m. This communal experience will be a fish/dairy potluck. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will be hosting flutist Pamela Sklar as she performs in a “Welcome to Spring” concert at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The All About The Blues Band will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Sock-n-Buskin’s Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Barnum” at The Pelham Middle/High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. There will also be performances on Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.) Email snbtix@gmail.com for tickets and more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the Renovators, Westchester Chapter at 8 p.m. as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host Whiskey, Wine & Wings from 8-11 p.m. There will be wine tasting, whiskey, wings and other light fare served with the proceeds going to charity. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Out of the Blue, the Oxford all-male a capella group, will perform at New Rochelle High School’s Linda Kelly Theater (North Avenue and Braemer Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show the film “Discover Italy: Terra di Puglia” at 7 p.m. It focuses on the development and conservation of the Puglia region in Italy. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “Children’s Corner Concert, Breath in Motion – Wind Instruments Come to Life” at 6:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Reno Big Horns in a 7 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host “Save the Sound: An Environmental Presentation” at noon. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Westchester Assembly Delegation, will host a job fair at The Greenburgh Library (300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Full-time positions in highway maintenance, motor equipment mechanics, and structural engineering are available. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Lisa Urban at urbanl@nyassembly.gov for more information.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Metropolitan Opera violinist Shem Guibbory as he combines music and the images of photographer Peter Layton in a 7:30 p.m. performance. He will be joined by violinist Joyce Balint and pianist Oxana Mikhailoff. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Shadows of the 60s: A Tribute to Motown” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Bottom Band will perform at Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant and Bar (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle). Visit dudleysparkview.com for show times and information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a “Pysanka” Egg Decorating Workshop with Moki Kokoris from 2-4:30 p.m. Pysanka is Ukrainian egg decorated with traditional folk art. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Famous and Lesser

    Roy Allan Burch

    Known Influential Italians”, a lecture presented by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

  • The Beerfest of Westchester will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. Visit beerfestwestchester.com for more information.
  • Olympic swimmer and national-record holder Roy Allan Burch will kick off the City of White Plains 5th annual Jump In and Swim program at the White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) auditorium with an 11:30 a.m. presentation. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com/jumpinandswim for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its annual choir festival at 3 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host its second annual indoor tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host The Scape Trio at the Sommer Center in a 4 p.m. concert. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Taconic Opera will perform Dan Montez’s “David” at The Presbyterian Church of White Plains (39 North Broadway, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Downtown Music at Grace Concert Series will continue at The Grace Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) with a Young Artist’s Concerto featuring pianists Mackenzie Melemed and Angie Zhang and Downtown Sinfonietta, the resident chamber orchestra, at 5 p.m. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

    WWE Live

  • Violinist Anca Nicolau will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) as part of the part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Soprano Coralie Gallet and pianist José García-León will perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m.
  • WWE Live! The Road to Wrestlemania will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit wwe.com for more information.

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

 

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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.

 

Have A Happy Halloween In The 88th District

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

Thursday

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

 Friday

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

 Saturday

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

    Allan Houston

    Allan Houston

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

 Sunday

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

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

 

Here Comes October

Dear friends and neighbors,

Where did September go? For most of us, fall has arrived too quickly. Now, however, it is time to go out and enjoy all the wonderful events that the 88th Assembly District has to offer.

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

Thursday

  • Local author Richard Zacks will discuss his latest book “Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour” at
    Tara Rosenblum

    Tara Rosenblum

    The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Travel Opening Tea” at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Woman of Excellence Dinner will take place at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. This year’s honorees are Iona College political science professor Jeanne Ziro, WVOX and WVIP vice chairwoman Cindy Gallagher, Holy Name of Jesus director of religious instruction Catherine Francese and News12 anchor/reporter Tara Rosenblum. Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will present Cocktails and Conversation: The Murder Mystery Edition at 6:30 p.m. Mystery authors Maggie Barbieri, who writes as Maggie McConnon, and Laura Bradford will be on hand to talk murder mysteries and answer questions. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will participate in The Manhattan Shorts Film Festival 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org 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 Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Paint Night”, which will allow guests to explore their artistic side. There will also be a children’s Halloween costume exchange. Bring a costume and take home a different costume. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Fall Classic Baseball Card Show returns to 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 for more information.

    Veronica Lake

    Veronica Lake

  • The Stamp, Coin and Paper Money Show will also return to the County Center from noon-6 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • St. John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will present “I Married A Witch” at 7 p.m. as part of its classic movie night series. The film is a romantic comedy starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • Professor Louis Leonini will discuss the origins of the telephone in a 7:30 p.m. presentation entitled “Who Invented the Telephone? Meucci vs. Bell” at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe). Visit wiccny.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 Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester at Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • St. John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host a garden party and open house from 1-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Church of St. Pius X (91 Secor Road, Scarsdale) will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 9:30 a.m. on the church grounds. Visit stpiusxchurch.com for more information.
  • The transFORM Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) will host a closing reception for the exhibit “Rescue Me”, a rescue benefit event for the Humane Society of Westchester, from 3-7 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception for “Remedy, An Exhibition” from 4-6 p.m. The show explores how art can help society deal with mankind’s ailments. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its fourth annual “Salute to Seniors” in a day-long celebration. There will be a lunch, a reception and much more. Visit gramatanvillag.org for more information.
  • The Speeder (55+) Art Show will take place at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-4 p.m. The show is sponsored by Bronxville Senior Citizens. Visit bronxvilleseniors.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. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Concordia College’s OSilas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a concert in conjunction with its latest exhibition “The Art of War: Posters from World War I and World War II” at 3 p.m. Visit osilasgallery.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Fall Festival will take place at the Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 1-4 p.m. There will be animal shows, games, apple-cider making and more. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more details.osilas
  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for its latest show “Small Is Beautiful” at the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (655 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-3 p.m. Visit iona.edu/artscouncil for more information.
  • John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold a “Blessing of the Animals” at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will also hold a “Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village and the Westchester End of Life Coalition/Live with Care will present harpist Catharine DeLong in a 3 p.m. concert at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Towns Cup golf tournament will take place at Leewood Golf Club (One Leewood Drive, Eastchester) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tournament is open to all Eastchester residents 18 years and older. Additionally, members of Lake Isle Country Club, Siwanoy Country Club and Leewood Golf Club are eligible to participate. Call the Leewood Golf Shop at 914-793-5821 for more information.

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