From Hot Music To A Cool Hand, Some Big Things Are Happening In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s already the last weekend in January? Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? Well, the weeks are flying by and with each passing weekend there are more new and exciting events to enjoy in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present the film “My Italian Secret”, the story of brave Italians who defied Mussolini’s government as well as the Nazis to hide and aid Jews during World War II, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for “A Thousand Words, When Art and Poetry Speak” from 6-8 p.m. at The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (665 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-637-7796 for more information.
  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational, which begins Wednesday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, will conclude at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will be having a membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

  • The Westchesterestchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chocolate Box Café (300-A Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will have a ribbon-cutting party at 5:30 p.m. There will be samples of European hot chocolate, ganache and food from the dinner and lunch menus. Call 914-714-0677 for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library will present “Lighthouses on the Hudson” at the Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Scott Craven, an American history teacher at the Ossining Teacher Center, has studied and lectured about the Hudson River Valley for more than a decade. Visit www.com/library for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council Legislative Breakfast will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 9 a.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The India Center of Westchester will host a Republic Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, dancing, food and more. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Ballet for Young Audiences will perform Cinderella at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Container Gardening and Raised Beds” with the museum’s garden manager Lauren Gill at 11 a.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Casino Night at 7:30. There will be an open bar, casino games, raffles and more. Visit bethelnr.org/casinonight for more information.
  • 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 New Symphony of Westchester will perform at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Westchester Division (21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) at 2 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Rock Night 3 with performances by bands The Leighton Brothers and Tumbleweed Connection beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue its Artist Series when violinist and composer Elektra Kurtis-Stewart performs in a 5 p.m. concert at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Nature Conservancy Walk and Talk through Pelham Bay Park. Ecologist Helen Forgione will lead the talk and tour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Winter Tea from 2-4 p.m. chlHelen Darling, a 50-year member and past president, will be honored. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host a Chamber and Vocal Concert at 1 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Institute of America will present “Fruits of the Silk Road” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. New York University professor Robert Spengler will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “Intro to Opera”, a family friendly opera course, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

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

Looking Forward To A Festive Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’m looking forward to a big weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There is plenty to do and see in our cities, towns and villages. So whether you like music, discussions or festivals, you’ll have plenty of activities from which to choose to make your weekend special.

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 SOOP Acting Company will perform Amadeus at The Manor Club Theatre (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 4 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.

    John Metcalfe/NY Times

    John Metcalfe/NY Times

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Time Will Tell: Clocks at Bartow-Pell” at 7:30 p.m. There will be a presentation by John Metcalfe, owner and founder of Antiquarian Horologist. He will discuss everything clocks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue) Coffeehouse Music Series returns with performances by Kathleen Pemble and KJ Denhert beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Ricardo Gautreau and Doug Munro, accomplished Latin jazz guitarists, will perform at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • ArtsBash 2016 will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6-9 p.m. The evening will include food from more than 30 area restaurants, the “SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity” exhibition along with female chefs, craft beer, and open artist studios. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host The Victor LaGamma Trio from 7-10:30 p.m. There will also be a Tango Night celebration beginning at 7:30. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for m
    Jeanne Zaino

    Jeanne Zaino

    ore information.

  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host Coffee and Conversation with Iona College political science professor Jeanne Zaino at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) Centennial Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Family ArtsBash 2016 will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 1-5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department will host “Kite Day” at Davenport Park (Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 10 a.m. There will be kite flying, food and plenty of family activities. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The annual Spring Junior Carnival will take place at W. E. Cottle Elementary School Field (2 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester) at 11 a.m. There will be rides, games, food and more. Visit tuckahoeschools.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Festival of the Arts on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Scarsdale. There will be 65 artists displaying and discussing their work. Visit tinyurl.com/jjdqtj6 for more information.
  • Jazz and funk artists Jazmyn return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for shows that will run from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The F. Willia Davis Woman’s Club will host its 107th annual Scholarship Luncheon at noon at Juliano’s Restaurant (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). Visit http://tinyurl.com/hcmm9zv for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at The Loft LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The symphony will perform Cole Porter Classics, The West Side Story Overture and more. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum will perform at The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.

    Adam Birnbaum

    Adam Birnbaum

  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Pianist Lisa Yui will perform at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. This was rescheduled from March 12. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.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 Chabad Jewish Center will host a Garden Party for Women from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road). Shaindy Jacobson, the director of the Jewish Learning Institute for Women, will be the guest speaker and present “Everything I Know About Happiness I Learned From Sadness”. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Dance Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The program includes Hip-Hop, Jazz and Tap Ensembles, Junior Master Class and Steffi Nossen Dance Company performances. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.

    Alessio Bax

    Alessio Bax

  • The Songcatchers Annual Spring Volunteer Concert will take place at The Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its Annual Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue with its Master Class Series at 2 p.m. when pianist Alessio Bax performs. Visit hbms.org for more information.

I’d also like to tell everyone that the special panel discussion I was hosting regarding child marriage on May 25 at The Scarsdale Library has been postponed. I will let everyone know when we have rescheduled.

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