August Is Here, Let’s Have Some Fun

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of August is upon us and though it seems like the end of summer is in sight there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and exciting happenings 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 that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Alan Hollander, will continue to celebrate its 48th season with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.

    Westchester Chess Club

  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Larry Stevens will perform classic rock and pop standards. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Akie Bermiss will perform. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • New Rochelle Downtown BID continues its “Music on the Green” series at 7 p.m. in Ruby Dee Park (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). The Wali Ali Band will perform. Visit newrochelledowntown.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.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will show “Brothers” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Summer Israel Film Series. It’s the story of two brothers struggling to come to terms with their political and religious beliefs. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the Friends BIG SUMMER Book Sale on Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Laurie Gelman will hold a reading and book signing from her novel “Class Mom” at Athleta (700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale). The book is the story of a woman who spent a year as a class mom for kindergarten. Call 914-723-0961 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host Friday Night Live at the Hudson Park Bandshell (2-54 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Kat Boyd and the Acts of Faith are scheduled to perform. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Kat Boyd

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday, Music Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pianist and vocalist Lindsay Brooke will perform and the trolley will make hourly trips from Pelham Bay Park to City Island and back. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org 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 bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “Knitting for Beginners”, a program for adults and teens, from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Daniel Conant at 1 p.m. as he performs a classical guitar concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Westchester County Sand Castle Competition will take place at Glen Island Beach (1 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit westchestergov.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 “Cook by the Book” Book Club will meet at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at noon. Share recipes, samples and more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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

 

The Music Doesn’t Stop This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s going to be another musical weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are several performances, ranging from solo efforts to concerts in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th, so get out and enjoy as many of them as possible.

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. Alessandro Pittorino is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.

    Allesandro Pittorino

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will show “The Queen of Katwe”, the story of a young woman selling corn on the streets of Uganda, as part of its Extraordinary Women Film Series. The program is part of a Women’s History Month celebration. Showtime is 7 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Fred Baumgarten River Talk: Who’s Buried in Audubon’s Tomb? The Artist, the Musician and American Identity” at 7 p.m. Learn about composer Anthony Philip Heinrich and famed naturalist John James Audubon and how their lives intertwined. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for its newest exhibition “History of the Present” at 7 p.m. The show runs through April 22. Visit osilasgallery.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in an 8 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Abigail Pogrebin, the author of “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew” will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its week-long Baroque Period Music Festival. There will be student soloists and ensembles performing at the school on Thursday and Friday at 6:15 and 8 p.m. There will be performances on Saturday (2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). The 6 p.m. performance will feature The Chamber Choir.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at 845-642-2074 for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as it performs a 7 p.m. concert. American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is scheduled to perform. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.

    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Underhills Crossing (74 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host fiddler Marie Reilly at 9:30 p.m. to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Chapel School will host “A Gathering of Friends”, its annual gala and fundraiser, at the Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will be Irish step dancers and the McLean Avenue Band will perform. Visit thechapelschool.org for more information.
  • Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will host WVOX Radio for a live St. Patrick’s Day broadcast from noon- 5p.m. Visit dudleysparkview.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dina Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” at 10 a.m. Participate in an historical fiction book club led by Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar. False Dawn, the first novella by Edith Wharton, will be discussed. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at 7 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) is hosting a Masters Music Class at 2 p.m. with pianist Audrey Axinn. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.- 6p.m. and then again from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) will present “The Other Israelis”, a three-episode performance from the popular comedy Arab Labor, at 2 p.m. Watch as Jewish Israelis are introduced to an Arab family. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Paul Hicks will be the subject of an “Author’s Spotlight” at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmusuem.org for more information.

    Aaron Rosand

  • “Festinema Junior: A French Film Festival for Children” will take place at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. Alliance Française of Westchester will co-host the event with the library. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Celebrated violinist Aaron Rosand will perform and instruct students as part of The Hoff-Barthelson Master Class Series at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its 63rd Annual Gala at 5 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Eric Chandler will present “Women in the American Revolution: Putting the Her in Heriocs” at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Chandler, a Revolutionary War historian, will discuss Molly Pitcher, Elizabeth Zane and other women who made heroic contributions during the war. Cal 914-633-1776 for more information.

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

 

 

Another Exciting Weekend On Tap In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Music, movies and discussions will highlight another big weekend 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

  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • Ann Lewis, the former White House Director of Communications for President Clinton, will speak at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) about Israel’s relationship with America at 7:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancing at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at (845) 642-2074 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a Family Reading Workshop “Exploring African-American Traditions and Experiences Through Picture Books” at 6:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will begin its spring “Mommy & Me Italian Classes” at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will be holding its monthly Silver Shabbat Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Funky Friday returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. There will be live music, food and drinks at Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will continue their Coffee and Conversation Series with local elected officials at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. This month’s guest speakers will be City Manager Chuck Strome and City of New Rlovestoryochelle historian Barbara Davis. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show “Love Story” at 2 p.m. as part of its Afternoon Movie Series. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30-a.m. discussion about the novel “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Imagine Candy (22 Harwood Court, Scarsdale) will have a Belgian Chocolate and Candy Tasting from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit imaginecandy.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Charles Hipser and Sean Harkness at 8 p.m. as part of the Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Jazz singer Tammy McCann returns to The Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) for performances between 7:00-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.guess_whos_coming_to_dinner_poster
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “Between The Lines Voices of Israel: Stories Untold” at 1 p.m. Two young Israelis will share their inspiring stories about life in Israel. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” at 1:45 p.m. as part of its Afternoon Movie Series. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Westchester author Jacqueline Goldstein will read excerpts from her book “Ms. Murphy’s Makeover” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. There will also be a Q & A session. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Weekend Portfolio Workshop for High School Students will take place from noon-3 p.m. at The Westchester Community College Center for the Arts (196 Central Avenue, White Plains). The class focuses on assisting high school students develop their portfolios for college admission. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

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

 

The Big Days Are Almost Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

There’s only one weekend left before Chanukah and Christmas so it is time to pick up your last-minute gifts in the shops and stores of the 88th Assembly District. While you’re out shopping, take some time to enjoy many of the other holiday events our cities, towns and villages 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

  • New Rochelle native Sam Friend returns to The Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) where he will perform with New Rochelle High grad Justin Perler from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host an educational program commemorating the 225th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights at 10 a.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will continue on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run through Sunday. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese (107 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host an American cheese tasting class from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Rocky Middletown Duo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform “The Nutcracker” at The Westchester County Center at 10 a.m. There will also be performances on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit westchesterballet.wordpress.com for more information.
  • Candy Rox (66 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a gingerbread house decorating party from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Eastchester Church (11 Woodlot Road, Eastchester) will present “The Living Nativity” with Broadway performers, elegant costumes and incredible music in a 7:30 p.m. performance. There will also be a performance on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Merry Christmas With Strega Nonna”, a story about the true spirit of giving and Christmas, at 2 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Master Class Music Series with a 1 p.m. performance by cellist Pamela Devenport. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Kathryn Jones as she performs holiday classics on the 1830 Erben Pipe Organ. The program, which begins at 2 p.m., will be preceded by a Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor the military members buried at St. Paul’s. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.louie
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold “A Christmas Cabaret” at 7 p.m. Join the Pipe Dream Theatre for a memorable performance. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogues Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host its third annual Vodka and Latkes Adult Party from 8-10 p.m. There will be a variety of drinks and music. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale (25 Ramsey Road) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Please remove all large binder clips and covers.  Papers from businesses, institutions, or commercial enterprises are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will any junk mail or newspapers. Service at the events works on a first-come, first-served basis, as the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity before closing time. In extreme weather, events may be cancelled or terminated early.Please call the county’s Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church Choir will travel to St. John’s Riverside Hospital (967 North Broadway, Yonkers) for Christmas Caroling from 3-5 p.m. Visit newrochelleumc.org for more information.
  • Big Viv’s Annual Toy Drive will take place at NR Future (247 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from noon-5 p.m. Call Vivian Spady (914) 281-3875 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 22nd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Road, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

    Songcatchers

    Songcatchers

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a Christmas Handbell Concert from 4-5 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogues Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Family Chanukah Party. Please bring rice for The United Interfaith Food Bank. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Sing Your Heart Out Songs of the Season Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Place, New Rochelle) at 4 p.m. There will be Christmas, Chanukah and other winter celebration music performed under the direction of music aficionado Robert Puleo. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bethesda Baptist Church (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a Mass Choir Christmas Concert featuring The Singing Christmas Tree under the direction of Sister Deon Franklin at 5:30 p.m. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The New York Covenant Church (500 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host its annual Christmas Wrap Party where you can prepare gift bags of much-needed clothing for those less fortunate as the weather turns colder. Visit newyorkcovenant.com for more information.

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Take some time this week to think about all the things in your life for which you are thankful. Enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends on Thursday and then, if you don’t want to do any Black Friday shopping, take advantage of some fun events 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.

 FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Songs of America” at 1 p.m. The sing-a-long will include songs that chronicle America from colonial times to the 20th Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical”, the story of a moose that wants to fly with Santa’s reindeer, at 11 a.m. Visit wppac.com for more information. mooseltoe-600x600
  • The East Coast National Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Park Avenue, White Plains) from 1-7 p.m. The show will also run on Saturday (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “Mumford & Sons; Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder” at 9 p.m. as part of November’s Music and Movie Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host representatives from the Senior Benefits Information Center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The reps will help senior citizens find out which benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair and tax relief programs. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present guitarist Daniel Conant as he performs an hour of classical music beginning at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The fifth annual Pelham Half Marathon and 10K Race will take place at 8 a.m. at the downtown gazebo in Pelham at the corners of Fifth and Harmon Avenues. Visit pelhamhalf.com for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik

    Leslie Pintchik

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Take some time this day to visit all the businesses in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Think about shopping at one or more of these businesses, all of which help form the backbone of our communities.

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.

 

Enjoying The First Official Weekend Of Summer

Dear friends and neighbors,

Summer officially got underway this week so why don’t you celebrate by enjoying everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There is so much to see and do in our cities, towns and villages, including concerts, lectures and dancing.

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

Thursday

  • The New Rochelle Opera will celebrate its 31st anniversary with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” at the Frank Auriana Theatre, Mooney-Hancock Arts Center at the Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. There will also be performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue to host its “Week of Readings By Poets and Writers” at the school’s Donnelley Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Thomas Lux, the author of Selected Poems 1982-2012, will read from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nami Mun, whose first book Miles from Nowhere, received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, The Hopwood Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award, will read from 4-5 p.m. Naomi Jackson and Jeff McDaniel will present a “Summer Seminar for Writers Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its summer reading program at 2:30 with a visit by James Eyring, Master Falconer, specializing in birds of prey. Eyring will have a hawk, kestrel, owls, and falcons, demonstrating their abilities. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Summer Concert Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Parkway Road at Palmer Avenue with a performance by Sue & The Fun Ghouls. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information. Sue_and_the_Fun_Ghouls_logo_V3-349x273
  • The group Magic Touch will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 Friday

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue to host its “Week of Readings By Poets and Writers” at the school’s Donnelley Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Mark Jude Poirier, who wrote the novel Goats and the story collection Unsung Heroes of American Industry, will speak from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Yusef Komunyakaa, who won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, will read from 4-5 p.m. Nami Mun and Komunyakaa will host a “Summer Seminar For Writers Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • All Westchester County pools and beaches will officially open for the summer season. The Saxon Woods pool in White Plains and Glen Island in New Rochelle are among the pools and beaches that will open. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • Tango Night returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:45 p.m. Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia and Mayte Vicens are scheduled to perform. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a virtual tour/exploration of Yellowstone, America’s first national Park. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Grand canyon of Yellowstone

    Grand canyon of Yellowstone

  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department’s “Parties in the Park” program will continue from 6-8 p.m. at Davis Park on Bradley Road. There will be music and other entertainment for the whole family. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with an Erev Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Diana Schutt will speak about her daughter’s transgender experience. Mosaic of Westchester, a resource center for the LGBTQ community, will participate in the evening. Visit sstte.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a “Publish and Promote Your Book Conference” from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. during which prominent New York City literary agents, major publishing house editors, public relations experts, and social media experts will speak and give advice on how writers can get their work published. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is sponsoring a free fishing weekend for Saturday and Sunday. Anyone can fish for free in fresh or marine waters of New York State even if they don’t have a license. All other regulations apply. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The closing reception for SHE will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will launch its annual summer reading program with a performance by the “Bash The Trash” duo at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmsted Avenue, Scarsdale) summer reading program will kick off at 11 a.m. with a presentation of Mad Science. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • David Calamari, a Scarsdale magician and junior at Scarsdale High, will present “Nothing Up My Sleeves: An Intimate Evening of Close-up Magic” at &;30 at The Center@862 [862 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale). Visit center862.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • 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.

    Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway

    Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway

  • 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.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host YIS On Tour at The Met, Art History and Judaism and Jewish History Through Art at 11 a.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.

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