Looking Forward To A Spectacular Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We are expecting a gorgeous weekend and what better way to enjoy it than to spend time in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of concerts, lectures, dinners and family events with something to interest just about everyone.

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 Scarsdale Forum will have its Public Forum and Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • New York Times editorial board member and foreign affairs expert Carol Giacomo will speak at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) about “The Challenge of Iran” from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit bronxvilleadultschool.org for more information.
  • Gabe’s Royal Barbeque Cook-off and Customer Appreciation Night will take place at Leibert’s Royal Green Appliance (228 East Post Road, White Plains) from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be raffles, silent auctions and plenty of barbequed food as grill masters vie for the top prize. Visit leiberts.com for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host “Primetime 4 Ad

    Luciano Pavarotti

    ults”, a potluck dinner, at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

  • The George Coleman Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and Dr. Carol Diament will present “Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe” at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. A coffee breakfast will follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “A Voice for All Time: Luciano Pavarotti” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. Faculty and student soloists and ensembles will perform in recitals at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 2, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of “Remember”, a contemporary film about a man named Zev who discovers the Nazi guard that murdered his family is living under an assumed name in the United States. The film starts at 7:45. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a jazz trumpet session at 3 p.m. Trumpeter Mark Morganelli will perform jazz standards and Brazilian selections. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “A Taste of Honey” from 7-8:30 p.m. New York City beekeeper Ruth Harrigan will discuss bees and provide local samples of honey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Nicole Alifante, Marc Shulman and Odane Whilby at 8 p.m. as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will host its annual meeting and luncheon at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 11:45 a.m. Columbia University journalism professor William Grueskin will speak about real news, alternative facts and journalism’s future. Visit lwvs.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Efraim Chalamish as part of its Scholar-in Residence Shabbat. Services will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a 7:30 p.m. lecture on “The State of U.S.-Israel Relations: Politics and Economics”. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. There will be a Kiddush luncheon on Saturday preceding a 12:30 p.m. lecture about “The Chinese Revolution: What Jews and Israel Have to do With It”. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale) presentation of Willy Wonka will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit eventbrite.com/e/willy-wonka-tickets-34039955423 for more information.

    Willy Wonka

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Panel on Academic Stress” at 10 a.m. The discussion will focus on research and offer parents tools that they and their children can use to cope with stress. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 7:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Concordia Conservatory (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Hear It Live: A Composer’s Concert” in the Sommer Center at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center will present its inaugural “Public Arts in the Park” in Wolfs Lane Park (Wolfs Lane, Pelham) beginning with a 4 p.m. reception. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Celebration of the Piano: A Faculty Concert” at 7 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 6-9 p.m. There will be wine tastings, food samples from local restaurants, open artist studios and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Arts Council will present “Rock the Dale” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 5-7 p.m. in an effort to make the arts more visible in Scarsdale, particularly within The Village Center and Village Green. There will be music, food and more. Contact ML Perlman at scarsdaleartscouncil@gmail.com for more information.
  • The first annual Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle Talent Show will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Call 914-235-3736 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • If you have some treasures at home and aren’t sure what they are worth, take them over to The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3:30 p.m. and have Helaine Fendelman provide a free appraisal. Fendelman is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Fundraiser will be held at the home of Anthony and Carmen Paolercio (56 Woodcliff Road, New Rochelle) from 5-9 p.m. Write to HPCGreenhouse@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park will host a pair of events. The Museum’s annual Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. while Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will head a historical fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host its Spring Fashion Show and Holiday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School Garden Club’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic and Workday will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school garden (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale). Contact Maggie Favretti, mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • Tribute artists Michael Dutra and Gailynn Addis will assume the identities of Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli for a 7 p.m. performance of Frank and Liza: Together Again. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The fifth annual New Rochelle Kite Day will take place at Davenport Park (300 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, games and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host Jazz Fest featuring jazz legend Valerie Capers at 8 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “Maryellen’s Poodle Skirt Workshop” from 11 a.m.-noon. Craft a poodle skirt for your dolls in true sock-hop fashion. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Chamber Music Festival – Kiss The Stars Goodnight will take place at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • White Plains Comic Con will take place at The White Plains City Center (5 City Place, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wpcomicon.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand 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 Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “City Hall” starring Al Pacino, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Soul Cycle Charity Ride in support of the Junior League of Central Westchester (7 Popham Road, Scarsdale) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Visit jlcw.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. There will be an HB Compose Yourself! Project Recital at 6 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, New Rochelle) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 1-5 p.m. There will be children’s art activities, open artist studios, graffiti murals and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will be open at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The F. Willa Davis Women’s Club annual luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Juliano’s Catering (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). The club was started in 1909. Contact Julia Robinson at 914-636-8193 for more information.
  • The 2017 IFBB NY Pro Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea” at 11 a.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present native New Yorker and historian Marty Schneit as he discusses “The Borscht Belt: An Illustrated Talk” from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wchj.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Bicycle Sunday will take place on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Yoel Magid will host “The Other Israelis” at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. The discussion will focus on “The Human Resources Manager”, which is an adaption of the A.B. Yehosoua novel of the same name. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond The Oak Tree Treaty, Part 1” at 2 p.m. Grace Bulltail of the Montana Crow Indian Nation will perfrom traditional crow dances followed by a discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 3:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a 50th anniversary party at 1 p.m. There will be music, cake and much more. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center’s Jewish Women’s Circle will hold an 11 a.m. “Garden Party for Women” at Terrace at the Avalon (125 Parkway Road, Bronxville). Esther Sternberg, the Director of the International Shabbat Lighting Campaign, will be the featured speaker. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Carlos Pavan as he performs a classical guitar recital featuring original works and music from Argentina at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Big Truck Day at the Gedney Way Recycling Center (85 Gedney Way, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be antique vehicles, brush chippers, stump grinders, aerial bucket trucks, rollers, pavers, street sweepers and more for kids to sit on and explore. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival will conclude with a 7 p.m. concert by the Steven Snowden String Quartet at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform a 2 p.m. concert at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) at 1 and 3 p.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Clergy Association will sponsor “Interfaith Voices Against Hate: A Celebration of Community” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. This will be a family friendly community event with food, music and more. Contact Rabbi Jonathan Blake at rabbiblake@gmail.com for more information.

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

 

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No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

 

Marching Into March In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

March has finally arrived and hopefully winter is finally behind us. Get out and enjoy the warmer weather 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

Eliot Engel

Eliot Engel

  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will discuss the places frequented by famed author Ernest Hemingway while he was in France, highlighted by the café in which he wrote the Sun Also Rises, at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for earlier in the month but was postponed because of snow. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:15 p.m. about the interconnectivity between religion and science. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Congressman Eliot Engel will speak at the Scarsdale Forum at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “An Artist’s Talk: The Enslaved African Rain Gardens Project” at 6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 Friday

  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for First Friday. She will perform from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle will host the Be Great 2017 Dinner Dance at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing as well as live and silent auctions. Adults only please. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a Spring Open Dance Performance at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform originally choreographed pieces. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will host “Broadway On The Esplanade” at 8 p.m. Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Jennifer Damiano will perform. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

    Jennifer Damiano

    Jennifer Damiano

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host “Improv and Sketch Comedy”, performed by Pelham Middle and High Schoolers, at 1:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host Andean Carnavales, including a traditional Peruvian musical performance, at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains)will host its annual Gala and Fundraiser at 8 p.m. This year’s honorees are Pam and Bruce Wexler. The Young Leadership Award recipients are Diana and Craig Sklar while the Special Tribute recipient is Nancy Parkes. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “The Women’s Right To Vote”, a lecture by Sydelle Herzberg, the treasurer and historian for the New York State League of Women Voters, at 2 p.m. Visit thomaspapinecottage.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a Spring Open Dance Performance at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform originally choreographed pieces. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Rhythms, Songs, & Dances of Puerto Rico with Los Pleneros de la 21”, an intergenerational ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Musical Adventures: The Animal Estates”, a family-friendly show, at 11 a.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Pelham High and Middle School Student Political Activism Club will conduct a “March for America” from 2-4 p.m. in an effort to celebrate American rights and values. Marchers will meet at Pelhamdale Park. I am one of the invited guests. I will be speaking and marching and look forward to seeing you there. Email pelhammarchforamerica@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Purim carnival from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present “Petite Messe Solennelle” in a 3 p.m. concert at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale). Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore, tenor David Portillo and baritone Hyung Yun are scheduled to perform. Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.

     Amy Shoremount-Obra

    Amy Shoremount-Obra

  • Pianist Byron Janis will perform at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) as part of the Master Class Series from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Seidenberg will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The NRCA Variety Showcase will take place at The Ossie Davis Theater in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3:30 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • HOLI: A Traditional Hindu Celebration of Spring will take place at The White Plains Library 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 2-4 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Adam Levin, who wrote “Swiped”, will discuss how to deal with identity theft at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.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 Super Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

While Super Bowl Sunday is expected to be the highlight of the weekend for many of you, there are plenty of non-football related things to do this weekend in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World” at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Windy City Bulls at the Westchester County
    Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Cellist Mike Finckel will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School artist series. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Michael Finckel

    Michael Finckel

  • The Westchester Delegation 2017 Budget Forum will take place at The Greenburgh Library from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Greenburgh Library (300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford) to allow local organizations, elected officials, residents, and communities of Westchester County to share their views on the Governor’s Executive Budget for SFY 2017-2018. Contact Debra Lagapa at (914) 939-7028 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host Winterfest, its annual membership party, from 7-11 p.m. at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale). Food, drinks and music will highlight the evening. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester at 40 Mill Road from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Service is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Edibles in the Outdoor Garden Bed” at 11 a.m. Gardening pro Lauren Gill will speak. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Come see live improve performances by Pelham Middle and High School students. Visit thepicturehouse.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 1 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The annual Westchester Jewish Council Gala will take place at Congregation Kol Ami (225 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Paul Warhit and Jeff Kohn will be honored. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will welcome jazz pianist Takeshi Asai when he performs in a 7:30 p.m. concert as part of the Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Chase Padgett will perform “6 Guitars” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Padgett takes on the personality of different performers as he displays his talents on the guitar. Visit wppac.com for more information. 6-guitars-show-logo
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold a Chinese New Year celebration at 2 p.m. to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host “Pass It On Pelham: A Collection Event” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The PJL is collecting gently used baby gear and children’s clothes. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Windy City Bulls at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Good Dog Foundation will be at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) so children can practice their reading skills with story-loving dogs. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Recreation & Parks Camp fair will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The MLK Institute for Nonviolence will host EVBH 2017: Thinking Through the Consequences, a free youth conference, at the Calvary Baptist Church (188 Orawaupum Street, White Plains) from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

    • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will celebrate the installation of Adam Baldachin as the congregation’s new rabbi in an 11 a.m. ceremony. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
    • The Salmagundi Section of the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Super Bowl party at 5:30 p.m. there will be food, games, raffles and more. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
    • The Honorable Pearl Quarles, a New Rochelle resident and the first African-American woman to be elected as a Westchester County legislator, will speak at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
    • The Beer Noggin (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host Decadent Delicious Beers With Breakfast froosterrom noon-3 p.m. Visit beernoggin.com for more information.
    • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will hold a Chinese New Year celebration from 2-6 p.m. There will be stories, music, lion dancing and more. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
    • Author Gary Belsky will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) to discuss his book “On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games”. There will be a book signing following the 2 p.m. discussion. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.
    • Cellist Ani Kalayjian will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
    • Pianist Byron Janis will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. as part of the Master Class Series. Visit

hbms.org

    for more information.

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

Have A Happy And Safe New Year’s Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year. Enjoy this wonderful weekend in the 88th Assembly District but do so responsibly. If you are going to be drinking, have a designated driver or call a cab. Keep yourself and your neighbors safe this holiday weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldhanukkah-images-clip-art-2017090818berg movie, at 2 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host Chabad of Pelham as it presents “Glow in the Dark: A Chanukah Community Celebration” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be food, music and activities for people of all ages. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Slam Dunk High School Basketball Tournament will conclude at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. The four-day tournament features boys and girls teams from around the tri-state area, including local school White Plains, Iona Prep and Ursuline. The first of five games Thursday is at noon with the final tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville will host “Light Up The Night” with a public menorah lighting in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square at 6 p.m. There will be music, food and the dreidel man will also be on hand. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting at 5:45 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and perform from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series will continue with a 1:30 showing of Ben-Hur, the biblical epic about a Jew and a Roman in the time of Christ. This is the 2016 version. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Salmagundi Section of the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a Chinese New Year’s Eve Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.com for more information.
  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host New Year’s Eve 2017 beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a sumptuous dinner, drinks, dancing, a children’s buffet and more. Visit htgocnr.org for morefree-father-time-clipart-images-graphics-animated-gifs-351516 information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a New Year’s Eve celebration beginning at 5 p.m. The Leslie Pintchik Trio and DJ Donnie Bosco are scheduled to perform. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains New Year’s Eve Spectacular will take place beginning at 10 p.m. at the corner of Main and Court Streets. There will be live music, a ball drop and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The 7th annual Ring in the New Year at Noon will take place at New Roc City in New Rochelle beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a Times Square atmosphere with games, food, music and more for the whole family. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The New Year’s Eve Gold & Black Ball will take place at The Radisson (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle) beginning at 8:30 p.m. Visit thesignaturesociety.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

The Holiday Season Is In Full Swing In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now the holiday season is in full swing. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love spending it with friends and family. What better way to enjoy their company than to take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Sarah Lawrence College Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue with a 6 p.m. discussion led by author Stephen O’Connor entitled “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings”. The presentation will take place at Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and duets of popular seasonal classics at St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 7 p.m. Visit nps/gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Community Advisory Board Breakfast at The People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue in Bronxville) at 9 a.m. I will be one of the featured speakers and I will discuss the problem of child marriage in New York State. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Bronx River Watershed Summit will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This is the inaugural event to promote projects that preserve, improve and restore the Bronx River. Visit bronxriverwatershedsummit.eventbrite.com for more information.

    The Bronx River

    The Bronx River

  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce will host its 2016 Holiday Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Memorial Plaza (6 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its fourth annual Water & Wine celebration at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Israel’s wine revolution and speak with an Israeli wine expert. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host New York University professor Ralph Buultjens as he discusses “The New President’s Inbox” at 7:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “An Appreciation of Color and Light”, the second installment of its Understanding Italian Renaissance Paintings series at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will be holding a “Friends Huge Book Sale” from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “The Song Is You” as part of its Jazz Vocal Workshop Series at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. MJ Territo will be the guest vocalist. Visit hbs.org for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from noon to 6 p.m. Shop from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Military and their immediate families receive free admission with proper ID. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host its annual Holiday Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. There will be delicious food, shopping and home-baked goods. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Holiday First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MetropoliTones will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Hometown Holiday Tree Lightning will take place at 5 p.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker at The Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will turn a vacant storefront into Santa’s North Pole Workshop (118 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-2 p.m.). Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Community Shabbat/Service Dinner” beginning with a 6 p.m. service. The dinner is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Moshe Halbertal, the scholar-in-residence at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will speak about the Jewish Democratic State and Israel Between Nationalism, Religion and Democracy at 7:45 p.m. The presentation will be preceded by services and a dinner. Visit www.bethelnr.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host its annual Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights celebration from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “Two Medici Women”, which is the story of two powerful women, Caterina, who became the Queen of France over unbelievable hardships, and the last Medici woman, Anna Maria Luisa, and her gift to Florence, at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The St. Lawrence College 13-member A Capella Group will perform seasonal classics at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Family Day Make A Gift Fair will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will also meet at the library at 12:30 p.m. to share recipes and sample new dishes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host its annual Holiday Music Festival and Boutique from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be shopping, food, music and more. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Donnie Bosco will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off the December Holiday Season with a celebration of Holiday Trees Past-Present-Future. Visitors can view the trees from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday and on other special occasions through Dec. 31. The museum will also host Holiday Family Day: Santa and Sing-Alongs on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will light up luminaries around Pelham Town Hall and The Daronco House at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Light Up Pelham (LUP) program. LUP brings attention to the needs of those in need of food in Westchester County. Food collected over the last month will be donated to Hope Community Food Services in New Rochelle at the ceremony. Visit jppelham.org for more information.
  • The Greenwich Ballet Academy will perform The Nutcracker at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and then again at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit greenwichballetacademy.org for more information.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Catharine’s annual Christmas Wreath and Boutique Sale will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OLPH School (575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor). Santa will also be available for photos on Sunday. Visit olph-pelhammanor.org for more information.
  • The Village of Tuckahoe Winterfest will kick off in Depot Square from 5-8 p.m. There will be a tree lighting, food, ice skating much more. The Winterfest continues Sunday from noon- 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Person, Place Thing with Randy Cohen – An Interview With Max Krohn”. Cohen, the author of The Ethicist column in The New York Times weekly magazine, will tape an interview with Krohn, a Scarsdale High grad, who was the co-founder of TheSpark.com, SparkNotes.com and OkCupid.com. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah Part I with selections from Parts II and III at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Theatre Company will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.cb
  • The 53rd annual Westchester Musician’s Guild Young Artist Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Kol Ami Synagogue (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Dinner Theatre Evening Featuring The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus and Quartets” at 6 p.m. Visit nykolami.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. at The Marble School House (388 California Road, Eastchester). There is also a Santa Stop at Gazebo Park and a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville), along with Ballet Arts/ The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester, will host An Elegant Holiday Luncheon and an Afternoon of Song and Dance at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Celebrate Hanukkah Story Time at 2 p.m. A free ticket will be given out 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 1:30 p.m. about how, when and why to speak to your kids about money. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights” at 4 p.m. at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street). There will be carolers, music, refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library Writer’s Center Festival of Writing will take place from 11 a.m.5 p.m. Twenty-six local authors will be featured. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • White Plains Hospital will be hosting a blood drive at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will also host Scarsdale resident and former New York City police officer Thomas Ruskin as part of the Brotherhood Breakfast. Ruskin will discuss being a NYPD officer and the progression of policing from the 1980s through today. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host its second annual Community Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations of gently used children’s books, gently used children’s clothing, baby shampoo, lotion, wipes and more are needed and can be donated. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show “Fight For Justice: David and Me” at 2 p.m. It’s a documentary about friendship and a fight for freedom. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

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

 

Relax And Enjoy The Weekend, The Holidays Are Coming

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s the final weekend before the holiday season officially begins. Thanksgiving is next week but before you begin preparing the turkey and all the fixings, enjoy what is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend in 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a 7:30-p.m. screening of “The Lion”, the story of a boy who gets lost on a train in India and his search 25 years to find the family from which he was separated. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host Sydney MacInnes, the founder of Mothering Mother, as she discusses meditation, the practice of calming the body, the breath and the mind at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker

    The Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Gerda Lerner Lecture Series will continue at the Slonim House Living Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Stony Brook University professor and author Shirley Lim will discuss the of Anna May Wong, the leading “oriental actress” of her time, and Josephine Baker, one of the great African-American entertainers. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information. 

  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “A New Perspective” as a way of recognizing November as National Caregiver Month. A New Perspective is a must-hear presentation for those who know or are caring for someone with memory impairment. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session” in Roscoe’s Room at 9 p.m. Play and sing with some of the best musicians in and around Westchester. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Office for the Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for The Craft Market Place from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be an exhibition and sale of handmade crafts. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “Mumford & Sons; Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder” at 7:30 p.m. as part of November’s Music and Movie Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College’s political professor David Peritz will discuss “The Power of Populism in Today’s Politics” at 9:30 a.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library’s Great Room (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.efu for more information.
  • Celebrate the release of La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau, a popular French wine, at Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be other wine and light fare served. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters will host a Coffee and Conversation with New Rochelle Commissioner of Development Luiz Aragon and Councilwoman Elizabeth Fried at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. They will discuss downtown development in New Rochelle. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host a tag sale at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The sale will continue on Sunday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Monday (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 30th annual Holiday Boutique at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlwestchester.org for more information.
  • Pelham High School’s (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) National Youth Arts Award-winning drama club will present “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. E-mail snbtix@gmail.com for more information.

    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

  • 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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Starnes & Shah, a folk-rock duo, as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series from 8-10:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • New York-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester (685 White Plains Road, Eastchester) will provide free cancer screenings from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 914-787-5000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Jewish educator Uri Feinberg will present “50 Days Since The Six-Day War” at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7:45 p.m. following services. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Friday” at 7:30 p.m. Live music will highlight Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Songcatchers, a non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible musical programs to New Rochelle’s multi-cultural population, will hold a 7:30 p.m. benefit concert at 100 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Thomas Orchestra will perform its fall concert at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Heroes and Romantics”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala 2016 will take place at The Ritz Carlton Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6:30-midnight. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville behind Village Hall on Palumbo Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Pelham Novel Night 2016 will be held at The New York Athletic Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Pelham Public Library. Visit pelhamnovelnight.com for more information.newro
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Birding at Bartow” from 8:30-11 a.m. Jack Rothman, the founder of cityislandbirds.com, will lead the walk and the talk. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The 53rd annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. at New Rochelle High School with the NRFund Pancake Breakfast. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on North Avenue by the high school. Marchers must be at the parade lineup by 9:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • Kol Hazzanim and The Westchester Jewish Council will host a Night of Music and Joy at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Night of Worship with Alethia Sweeting” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit fccnr.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriednsrestaurant.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will continue to present “Sixty”, featuring the photographs by Hasna Muhammad, at noon. The show runs through Nov. 28. Muhammad is the daughter of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and this exhibition captures her thoughts on everyday life while exposing social and human condition. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited, the popular song and dance group, will present “Astaire Way to Paradise”, featuring music from the films of legendary dancer/actor Fred Astaire, at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

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    Fred Astaire

  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “The Art Section”, a reception and opening ceremony celebrating the water color and photography work of Carleen Murdock. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit tinr.org/events for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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