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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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.