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.

 

 

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A Big June Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend it will be in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages have music, movies, parades, festivals and much more to make your weekend special. So stay close and support your local businesses and communities.

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 Bartow-Pell Conservancy will host a June Luncheon featuring an illustrated talk by Elizabeth Hyde, Ph.D. entitled “A Visit to Versailles: Exploring the Gardens of the Sun King” from noon-2 p.m. The talk will take place at the Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Chateau de Versailles

    Chateau de Versailles

  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains will host “Jazz for the Gardens” at the CV Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) from 6:30-9 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host the final night of The 30th Annual Spring Film Festival from 6:30-10 p.m. Dinner is included in the fees. This year’s theme is “Jewish Characters on the Perilous Path of Love” and the movie that will be shown is “A New Leaf” starring Walter Matthau. Visit bethelnr.org 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 New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will host the first in a series of “Cocktails and Conversations” at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6-8 p.m. The evening will feature couple David Friend, author and Vanity Fair editor, and Nancy Paulsen, President and Publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council of Community Services will hold its annual luncheon at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. The Council will honor community leaders for their work and present its annual scholarship to a New Rochelle High School junior. Visit newrochellecommunityservices.org for more information.
  • “Starting the Conversation: Practical Planning and Lifestyle Resources for Elder Care and Senior Living” will be held at the People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Call 914-337-1338 or write to info@gramatanvillage.orgfor more information.

 Friday

  • The JR Homerun Derby will take place at 7 p.m. at Glover Field (E. Sanford Boulevard) in Pelham. The event was rescheduled from May 7 due to bad weather. Write to Rich Shelton at  sheltonr@outlook.com, John Nesi at JTNN@aol.com, or Bill Mooney at Moondogg68@aol.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace” from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The Mansion is one of 50 sites selected to host an artist-painted piano, which will then be donated to a New York City organization. Visitors can play the piano or listen to one of the many guest musicians. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Meet the summer staff, take a free acting class and more. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Custer’s Last Stand With a St. Paul’s Twist” at 3 p.m. Find out what the connection is between The Battle of Little Bighorn and St. Paul’s Church. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    General Custer

    General Custer

  • 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 Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host an open house for its pre-school and music movement programs from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host its Dinner and a Movie Night from 6:30-9 p.m. This week’s movie is “My Cousin Vinnie”. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival will make a stop at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) for “An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers” from 6:30-10 p.m. Twenty of Westchester’s most celebrated chefs will be on hand, cooking their signature dishes. Visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood for more information.
  • The annual St. Joseph’s Church Feast and Bazaar (280 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle) will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday from 5-10 p.m. There will be games, food, prizes and more. Call 914-632-0675 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.

 Saturday

  • The Pelham Children’s Center will host a fundraiser at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. The fundraiser is a Spring Tiki Party and will feature a floating supper, drinks, music and more. Visit pelhamchidlrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelican Pop Picnic will take place at the Pelham Gazebo at noon and will feature Pelham middle and high schoolers as they perform pop standards. The concert/picnic will run from noon to 5 p.m. with a break at 3 p.m. when the American Legion conducts a flag retirement ceremony at Veteran’s Park. Write to medullap@aol.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “Colonial Day” from noon to 4 p.m. There will be colonial era music, dancing, games, special tours of the church bell tower and hayrides through the historic cemetery. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival will make another stop at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) for The Junior Chef’s Academy, a hands-on cooking class with the hotel’s culinary staff. Children ages 7-12 will be in class from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. while teens age 13-17 will be in class from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood 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.
  • White Plains resident Bice Wilson will lead a guided hike through the historic “Hills” community, current day Silver Lake, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The 15th annual New Rochelle Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at Twin Lakes (located in Huguenot Park) from 9-11:30 a.m. for children in grades K-8. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau’s Annual Fatherhood Awards Breakfast will take place at the Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street White Plains) from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Parade and Festival will take place at 11 a.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains followed by a noon festival on Court Street. Visit wpjuneteenth.wordpress.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.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show Raiders of the Lost Ark as part of its Science on Film screen Series at 10 a.m. Clayton Bushong, the Picture House’s Programming Director, will host an interactive discussion following the film.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its 3rd annual Car Show featuring great Italian cars from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    WICC Car Show

    WICC Car Show

  • The NewRo Runners and NYCRUNS will host “The North Avenue Mile”, a one-mile road race through the heart of New Rochelle. The race begins at Thomas Paine Cottage on the corner of North and Paine Avenues and end at City Hall (515 North Avenue) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit northavenuemile.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present “Life and Death in the Land of Midian” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

A Big June Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of June has arrived and there’s no better way to enjoy it than to spend it in the 88th Assembly District. There are festivals, music and a soapbox derby that will highlight your 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. at Ground Floor Co-Working (547 North Avenue, New Rochelle). New members are welcome. Visit watpa.org/lwv/newrochelle/ for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters Annual Convention will take place at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 12:30 p.m. Michael Waldman, the president of the NYU Brennan Center for Justice, will be the guest speaker. Call 914-723-5126 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7-p.m. lecture by Monmouth University’s Prof. Adam Heinrich, who will explore the different understandings and meanings of symbols such as angels on 18th century gravestones. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Adam Heinrich

    Adam Heinrich

  • The Immaculate Conception School (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) will host its annual ICS Carnival, a four-day event that features rides, games, food and much more. The carnival begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit icsschoolonline.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival, a weeklong celebration, will kick off with a 7 p.m. showing of “Kind Words” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale). Visit jccmw.org/adults/arts-and-talks/israel-film-festival/ for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will begin its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • New York State Education Department Regent Judith Johnson will be the featured speaker at The Scarsdale Forum, which will take place at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) at 7:30 p.m. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 3:30-p.m. concert by flutist Pamela Sklar. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Pamela Sklar

    Pamela Sklar

  • The Village of Bronxville and the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair on Friday and Saturday. The Sidewalk Sale begins on Friday and continues Saturday while the Fair is scheduled only for Saturday in the Kraft Avenue, Garden and Avalon parking lots. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • 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. The Night Owls, an instrumental piano group, will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host Faberration, a rock and soul group, from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host its “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Friends of the Tuckahoe Library will present a concert by The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Admission is free. There will be refreshments, raffles and a Chinese Auction. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its first annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The expo will feature more than 50 exhibitors and representatives from state and local government agencies. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Outdoor Art Festival, which began in 1962, will take place at Tibbits Park (One North Broadway, White Plains) on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be paintings, photography, ceramics and more. Visit whiteplainsoutdoorartsfestival.com for more information.

    White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

    White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house for its summer music and arts program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during which parents can meet staff and discuss programs that would interest their children. Visit summeratmcw.org for more information.
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Dance En Plein Air returns for another season at the New Rochelle Library’s Ruby Dee Plaza (1 Library Lane, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The program runs on Saturday through Aug. 20. New Beginnings Performing Arts Company, directed by Kyra Johnson, will perform this week. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Traditional Folk Arts Festival at 2 p.m. There will be a performance by the acoustic duo Piedmont Bluz. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society will host its annual fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at the historic home of Cynthia and David Brown on 134 Cliff Avenue in Pelham Heights. Visit pelhampreservationsociety.com for more information.
  • The Loft LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host the 2016 Pride Outdoor Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, music, talent shows and more. Call 914-948-2932 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID’s Grand Market returns for the season at The New Rochelle Library’s Ruby Dee Green from 11 a.m.-noon. Sample fresh and artisanal foods from around the area. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • White Plains Comic Con will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) in an all-day comic extravaganza for fans of all ages. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be collecting books for its ongoing library book sale from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Rochelle Soap Box Derby will take place at 9 a.m. on Quaker Ridge Road between Sussex Road and Pinebrook Boulevard in front of Ward Acres Barn. Sign-up and weigh in will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ward Acres. Visit soapboxderby.org/new-rochelle.aspx for more information.

    New Rochelle Soap Box Derby

    New Rochelle Soap Box Derby

  • The 62nd annual Beth-El Synagogue Gala (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will take place from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Dr. Elise and Barry Richman will receive the distinguished leadership and devoted service award while Shery and Howard Rosenstein will receive the president’s service award. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Zanna, Don’t: A Musical Fairy Tale” at 2 and 7 p.m. Zanna attends Heartsville High and can change the world with a wave of her wand. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Walk Now For Autism Walkathon will kick off at New York Presbyterian Hospital (333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit autismspeakswalk.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a reception and registration event for its Children’s Art Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Linda Tarrant-Reid, a nationally authorized author and photojournalist, will discuss her book “Discovering Black America” as part of An Afternoon of Arts at the St. Catherine A.M.E. Zion Church Fellowship Hall (19 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Cecelia Duncan, an art teacher and lecturer, will also host a discussion during the program that begins at 1:30 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will perform in Scarsdale’s Chase Park at 5 p.m. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the concert will be moved to the school on 25 School Lane. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host The Taconic Opera’s production of Carmen. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.

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

 

 

Awaiting A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The spring weather has finally arrived so take the time this weekend to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures while exploring all the wonderful things the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There is music, movies, discussions, shows and much more.

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 Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the County Courthouse from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Allstate Readiness Teen Driver Workshop will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Teens can learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate while earning one hour of community service credit for attending. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host performances at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, featuring faculty and student solos as well as ensembles as part of “Celebration 2016: T  Music of Our Time”, the school’s 27th annual festival of contemporary music. There will also be performances on Saturday at 2:00, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera’s 31st Anniversary Spring Gala will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will honor Emily Vallario and Margaret Smith at “Starry Night”, its annual benefit gala. The festivities will take place at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org for more information.

 Friday

  • I will be speaking at the Westchester County Association advocacy event at WCA headquarters (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 8 a.m. Visit westchester.org for more information.
  • Hyatt Playground in Scarsdale (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) will be the site of “Parties in the Park” from 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the park’s grand re-opening with balloon animals, face painting, ice cream and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Mount Vernon resident Peter Lawrence will perform jazz, swing and bounce standards at the St. Paul’s National Church Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Actress Cicely Tyson, Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis and Pelham Picture House board member Eric Salmeron will be honored at the Pelham Picture House Spring Soiree at the Hampshire Club (1025 Cove Road, Mamaroneck) at 7 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a mansion and cottage trolley tour of historic homes and gardens from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold its annual Literature Section Picnic Luncheon and Book Discussion at noon. The book being discussed is “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle)from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle High School Chorale will host Outdoor Movie Night at the high school (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). The movie “Inside Out” will be shown on the front baseball field at 7:30 p.m. Call the school at 914-576-5634 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present its “Senior Filmmaking Showcase” from 5:30-9 p.m. Senior film students will showcase their final films. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Consulate General of México will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) between 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale at the Scarsdale DPW Yard (110 Secore Road) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and the UJA Federation of New York will present “Israel: The Jewish-Democratic Challenge” with special guest speaker Dr. Ruth Calderon at 9 a.m. Visit ujafedny.org/yis-luncheon for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin& Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host the Middle Eastern Folk Arts Event from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host folk singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert in a 7:30 p.m. concert at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a “Shakespeare Celebration”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will preview the film “To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine

  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host “Dinner and a Movie Night” from 5-8:30 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Board of Mission of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a presentation entitled “Journey to South Africa” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association will host a tag sale at Davis Park (Bradley Road, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The rain date is Sunday. Contact Kate Nanke-Porco at knpdesign@optonline.net for more information.
  • Helaine Fendelman, a nationally recognized author and appraiser, will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. to provide free appraisals on art, antiques and collectibles. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Oasis Shelter Fundraiser/Tag Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center (95 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-500-9194 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.
  • The White Plains Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will take place at the library (100 Martine Avenue) from 2-4 p.m. Susan Gordon, author of “Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey” will be the featured speaker. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Science on the Screen”, a film about baseball and the science surrounding it. Director Jonathan Hock will be available for discussion after the 4 p.m. show. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.o
  • The Scarsdale-based Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time” as part of its 27th annual festival of contemporary music in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will continue its Jews Around the World series with a look at Iran with Hazzan (Cantor) Farid Dardashti at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Feria de los Moles, the largest Mexican food festival in the United States, will take place at 1 Library Plaza in New Rochelle from noon-6 p.m. Visit feriadelosmoles.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert from 3-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present a lecture at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Day Nursery will be holding a 120th anniversary celebration from noon-3:30 p.m. at Patsy’s (2 Pelham Road, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelledaynursery.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 Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the last full weekend of April and the weather has finally begun to cooperate making it actually feel like spring. There are so many ways to enjoy what figures to be a spectacular weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Get out and enjoy everything that out cities, towns and villages have to offer.

I’d also like to wish those who are celebrating to have a very happy Passover, which begins this weekend as well.

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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Curator’s Talk at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Fashion and Femininity in Gilded Age America. Claire McRee and Sarah Pickman, curators of Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow- Pell Collection, will lead the discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House will present a screening of “Racing Extinction”, which draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species, at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion with Natalie Cash, Executive Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre Season kicks off with a production of “Batboy The Musical”. The show is based on a 1992 issue of the Weekly World News that featured a “batboy” on the cover. It’s a dark musical comedy that tells the story of a half-bat, half-boy who seeks love and acceptance from a backwoods town that must face demons of their own. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Batboy

    The Batboy

  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini-Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Bronxville resident Sal Casabianca and Yonkers resident Peter C. North will be performing. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four
    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Clothing Closet Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lee Corbett at lcorbett@reformedchurch.org or visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 35th annual Spring Westchester County Home Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 11a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • Pop artist Michael Albert will be at the Eastchester Public Library at 2 p.m. to discuss his form of art, which includes creating collages out of cereal boxes. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Business Improvement is hosting a screening of The Jungle Book at Cinema De Lux (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 10 a.m. Visit wpbid.com/events/april-23-earth-weekend-free-showing-jungle-book for more information.jb
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a workshop entitled “Men Talking to Boys: Tackling Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. The workshop, which is presented by African American Men of Westchester, focuses on recognizing and preventing domestic violence. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Take It Or Leave It (TILI) Shed will open for the season at 9 a.m. at the Gedney Recycling Yard on Gedney Way. Residents are able to leave households items in good condition while taking others. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamen Animal Hospital (61 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle).  Call 914-632-1269 to schedule a required appointment.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a Humane Education Forum at 10:30 a.m. The Humane Society of Westchester will be on hand with volunteers and the doggie ambassador to discuss the humane treatment of animals. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual “Woman of the Year” and “Distinguished Community Service Award” ceremony at 5 p.m. Bronxville resident Dee Sorenson will receive the “Woman of the Year” Award while Eastchester residents Margaret and Anthony Colavita will be honored with the Community Service Award. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Sándor Szabó as he performs on the church’s new Steinway D piano from 3-5 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) is collecting gently used items from 2-4 p.m. for its annual tag sale, which will take place on May 22. Contact Darren Lee at copyusany@aol.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Larks will perform at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 3 p.m. The Larks is an accomplished group of 22 women from Pelham and the surrounding communities who sing a cappella. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

    larks

    The Pelham Larks

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Fashion Studio Open House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in its brand new studio. The program subscribes to The New England Fashion+Design Association’s curriculum and draws on both the deep rich traditions perfected in European Couture Houses and as well from contemporary design techniques. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

MONDAY

  • The Journal News will be hosting a 7 p.m. debate at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) titled “Should New York Allow Aid in Dying?” I will participate in the debate, which is the result of legislation that I have authored that would allow terminally ill adults to die with dignity. The event is free. Reserve your seat at tickets.lohud.com/e/aid-in-dying-debate.

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

 

 

Honoring The Women Of Tuckahoe Highlights A Big Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems that spring will finally arrive in time for the weekend and there are so many ways to enjoy the beautiful weather in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, lectures and plays. On Sunday I will be hosting the Tuckahoe Women of Distinction awards reception, during which we will honor a dozen great women.

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 Scarsdale Forum and Membership Meeting will take place in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) at 7:30 p.m. This month’s discussion is “It Takes A Village: Scarsdale’s Emergency Preparedness”. Scarsdale Village Deputy Mayor Robert Cole will be one of the featured speakers. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place) Book Sale will host a member preview from 6-8 p.m. The sale continues on Friday and Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • Ghost hunter Barry Pirro

    Ghost hunter Barry Pirro

    Ghost hunter Barry Pirro will discuss ghost hunting at the Bronxville Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host Dr. Jiro Oyama as he discusses his personal history of spending time in an American internment camp during World War II. He will also touch on the United States’ post-war occupation of Japan. Visit sarahlawence.edu for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public hearing on the proposed development of the former Marble Road quarry dump at 7 p.m. in Tuckahoe Village Hall (65 Main Street).

 FRIDAY

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Historic Church (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host the Bronx Opera Company in a 3 p.m. performance that will feature arias and duets from classic operas. Visit www.nps.gova/sapa for more information.
  • The 2016 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will take place from 6:30-10 p.m. at the school’s Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). It is the largest free poetry festival in New York and it will continue Saturday from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservatory will present the Brendan Gill Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College’s Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium from 8-10 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and best-selling author Stacy Schiff will discuss The Salem Witch Trials: What Really Happened and Why It Matters in 21stCentury America. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host a production of the classic Gypsy. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.org for more information.

    Gypsy

    Gypsy

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “Fashion SHEek: Teens Take The Runway” at 7 p.m. This unique fashion show features a collection of dresses designed by the fashion students at Westchester Community College. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council New York State Office for the Aging will present “Respite for Caregivers” at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9-11:30 a.m. Visit wetchester.gov for more information.
  • Onaje Allan Gumbs and Trio Plus will perform in Roscoe’s Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host a lecture about Titian and Giorgione as part of its Art and Artist series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Theater will perform The Wizard of Oz at The Pelham High School Memorial Theater (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 8 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamchildrenstheater.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Thomas Paine Cottage Museum (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host the Colonial Market Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience blacksmiths, coopers, candle dipping, Continental soldiers, colonial songs and storytelling, colonial toys and games.  Join the one-room school house and school marm to discover an old-fashioned school day. The rain date is Sunday. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • Alexandra Joan

    Alexandra Joan

    Shaarei Tikvah Congregation (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) is hosting a Classical Cafe at 9 p.m. There will be live music with violin, viola, piano, clarinet and baritone, including performances by Cantor Gerald Cohen and pianist Alexandra Joan. Music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Schubert, and Cohen.  Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) continues its Midland Music Series with a 7:30 performance by pianist Oxana Mikhailoff. This month’s theme is “Fantasy Through The Years”. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show for the benefit of White Plains High School students from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fashions from Lord & Taylor and LOLA New York will be featured. Visit thewomansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host its semi-annual tag sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Sluberski Film Series at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) takes place in the school’s Sommer Center at 8 p.m. Join a panel of experts as they watch and discuss “Most Likely To Succeed”. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Inspired: The Pelham Art’s Center Spring Gala will take place from 7-11 p.m. at the Larchmont Shore Club (One Oak Bluff Avenue, Larchmont). Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will conduct a Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Keyboardist James Farley and vocalist Inez Wilson will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Axial Theatre of Pleasantville will hold its annual fundraiser at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 7-10 p.m. The show will feature selections from Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning Broadway musical Compan Visit www.axialtheatre.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Beyond Wonder Woman: Make Your Own Action Hero at 1 p.m. Here’s your chance to create an action-hero figurine and tell his/her story. You can also design your own action hero accessories. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Spring Cleanup will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pelham Metro North train station. The event is sponsored by the Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel). Contact Amy Dunkin at 914-441-2229 or David Brown at 917-903-9051 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • I will be hosting the “Tuckahoe Women of Distinction” awards reception at 4 p.m. at The Tap House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe). We will be honoring a dozen women for their fine working in helping make Tuckahoe a better place to live and work. Visit assemblywomanamypaulin.wordpress.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club Family Bike-A-Thon and Fundraiser will take place from 9-11 a.m. and begin and end at the club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). There will also be a scavenger hunt. Visit bonxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale-based Shaarei Tikvah Congregation will join with Groundwork Hudson Valley and take part in the Great Saw Mill River Cleanup from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Shaarei Tikvah community will collect trash from the river and its shores. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society’s annual meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at The Marble Schoolhouse (388 California Road, Bronxville). The speaker will be Blake Bell and he will discuss “Through the Years – The Connection between Pelham and Eastchester.” Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (1 N. Broadway, White Plains) presents “A Little Princess” in performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. This is her story. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Poetry in the Parlors” at 4:30 p.m. Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read from her book Lighting the Shadow and Victoria Redel from her work Make Me Do Things. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host the NY Metro Reptile Expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com/white-plains.html for more information.
  • The Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert Featuring Adam Kent and Alejandro Mendoza will take place at the White Plains Library at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater will host the latest installment of its “Masterwork Concert Series” at 3 p.m. Pianist Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will perform “Frontiers of American Music”, a program that highlights how the boundaries of American music were pushed as the frontier stretched across the country. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Vlada Yaneva

    Vlada Yaneva

  • The Friends of the Scarsdale Library will present the “Swingin’ Sunday Concert With Marilyn Maye” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 4-5:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra Intergenerational Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The concert will feature musicians from ages eight to 88. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) Master Class Series continues with a 2 p.m. performance by violinist Lucie Robert. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) when flutist Donna Elaine performs in a 5 p.m. concert. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Music at Asbury presents The Asbury Summer Theatre at the Asbury United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. The alumni of Asbury Summer Theatre will conclude the second season of the Music at Asbury concert series. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) is collecting gently used items from 2-4 p.m. for its annual tag sale, which will take place on May 22. Contact Darren Lee at copyusany@aol.com for more information.

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

 

Closing Out February

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve hit the final weekend in February and that means spring is just around the corner. Celebrate the approaching end of winter by enjoying everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There are plenty of shows, musical events and programs happening in our cities, towns and villages that are sure to make your weekend more enjoyable.

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.

FRIDAY

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host “Love Songs for the Leap Year” at 2 p.m. It’s a special performance of popular and romantic songs by students from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville. Call David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also host a League of Women Voters Coffee & Conversation with Councilman Louis Trangucci from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The County Center in White Plains will host the Section I girls and boys basketball tournaments. Check out the best high school basketball our area has to offer. Times and teams to be determined. Visit countycenterbiz.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host The Onaje Allan Gumbs & Trio Plus in Roscoe’s Room from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Onaje Allan Gumbs

    Onaje Allan Gumbs

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “I’m No Romeo, Love Can Be Funny” featuring comedian Elizardi Castro. Showtime is 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The drama club Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will perform “12 Angry Men” at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Major Bowes Auditorium. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • A Black History Community Celebration will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 4-8 p.m. There will be a spoken word and art show, vendors, performances and much more. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host the 20th annual performance of Bokandeye African Dance and Drums at 2 p.m. as part of its Black History Month celebration. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host a Summer Music & Arts Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Rocky Middleton will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a White Plains Blood Drive as part of its 100 Acts of Kindness celebration. The celebration marks the club’s 100th Visit www.womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present “Big Pants & Hot Flashes”, starring Kevin Meaney and Julia Scotti. Showtime is 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.Big-Pants-Featured-Image-700x700
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening of Argentine Tango” from 7-11 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host poets and performers J. Mae Barizo and Kamilah Aisha Moon as they read from their respective works. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. and includes a musical interlude. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Master Class Series with a 2 p.m. performance by pianist Meng-Chieh Liu. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Meng-Chieh Liu

    Meng-Chieh Liu

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will also present clarinetist Daniel Spitzer as part of its HB Artist Series at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). The program begins at 5 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Becky Shaw, a play by Gina Gionfriddo, will be performed by members of the M&M Performing Arts Company at the Eastchester Library (11 Oak Ridge Place, Eastchester). Visit mmpaci.com for more information.
  • Seventeen artists will display their work in a show entitled “Collective Conscience: Love, Respect and Truth” in the New Rochelle Council on the Arts Rotunda Gallery (515 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will host its Sunday Speaker Series at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Dr. Jacob M. Appel is this week’s guest and the topic is “Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

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