The Holiday Season Continues In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is right around the corner. While you’re celebrating, remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season 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. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • Patti Wood will address the Scarsdale Forum about the environment and health-related issues at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. Wood will focus on the significant and growing use of pesticides and the link they have to health issues. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Teddy Bear tea from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Gamelan Ensemble Performance” at 7 p.m. A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host a Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s (1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers) at 5:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Chanukah* sing along followed by latkes, hot cocoa and jelly donuts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak from 7-8 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) about Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Gris and their time in Céret, a town in the French Pyrenees. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30-p.m. presentation of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “Once Upon A Hanukkah” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting (Fourth Candle) at 6:15 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique and Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be wine, shopping, dinner and more with the proceeds going to The Playgroup Theatre. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol will hold a community meeting at Scarsdale high (1057Post Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/764 for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform The Nutcracker at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Christmas Fair between 8:45 a.m. and 3p.m. in the Lower Church. There will be shopping, a bake sale, games, food and more. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.

    Joey Berkley

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Sermon in Song – Lighting Up The Darkness” Shabbat service in conjunction with Shaarei Tikvah from 8-9:30 p.m. The combined choirs of both congregations will perform. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Community Shabbat Chanukah Dinner & Celebration at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Joey Berkley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a 1:45-p.m. presentation of Lore, the story of five German children who undertake a journey of self-discovery after their staunch Nazi parents are captured by the Allies near the end of WWII. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. The performance will be led by four professional soloists from The Chancel Choir, along with the chamber orchestra featuring professionals and student musicians from Bronxville High School. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Israel Conversation: Where are the Maccabees?” at 12:30 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will participate in Wreaths Across America honoring military members who are buried on site at St. Paul’s in a noon ceremony. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Holiday Tote Craft Project” at 11 a.m. Make and decorate a doll-sized holiday purse for your American Girl doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a VIP Chanukah Reception in The Wine Cellar at The Tapp House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. There will be menorah lighting, a latke bar, donuts and a comedy show. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring gifts from a variety of unique vendors, from noon-4 p.m. There will also be a Christmas craft corner where children can create doorstops for local seniors. All proceeds will go to WestCOP. The Peter Hand Trio will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Tombola Night from 7-9 p.m. Play the classic Italian game while enjoying wine and desserts. There will be raffles and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Local Artist and Author Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than a dozen local artists and authors will be on hand to discuss their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 23rd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Call (914) 654-1178 or e-mail songcatchers@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present The Christmas Handbell Concert at 4 p.m. There will be three handbell choirs, comprised of 40 ringers of all ages who will perform traditional and contemporary carols with bells, organ and congregational singing. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Grace Baptist Church (52 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Handel’s Messiah featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir and the Grace Christmas Orchestra at 6 p.m. Visit gracechurchtoday.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will present a Winter Chorale Concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other seasonal favorites at 12:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.

    George Frideric Handel

  • Chabad of Pelham will host “A Chanukah Magical Spectacular” at The Daronco Townhouse (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-5:30 p.m. Devonte Magic will perform. There will also be a photo booth, food, games and more. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will host a Hanukkah Celebration, featuring The Dreamcoat Experience, from 1-3:00 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an All-Baroque Concert, featuring concertmaster Alexander Abayev performing Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, at 3 p.m. in Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” at 9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “How to do Chanukah”. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Scarsdale Writer’s Center Festival of Writing” from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More than two dozen local writers will read from their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

*Chanukah and Hanukkah are both accepted spellings for the holiday.

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

 

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Have A Spook-Tacular Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s not quite Halloween but there will be plenty of fun and spooky events surrounding the holiday that will take place this weekend in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. Check them out and have a frightfully good time.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will present Footloose at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 7 p.m. There will be additional performances on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30 a.m. discussion that will pair Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud for more information.
  • The Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle Gala will take place from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-576-3865 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame Dinner will take place at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) from 6-9:30 p.m. Those being honored include Ray Hyland, Patrick Morrison, Tommy Proudian with special awards going to the 2016 New Rochelle High boys soccer team and Frank Miceli.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Chalk paint Decorative Painting Evening at 7 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Peekskill Brewery will host “The Peekskill Beer Event” at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host Melissa Rivers, the daughter of Joan Rivers, as she discusses her new book about her mother, Joan Rivers Confidential: The Unseen Scrapbooks, Joke Cards, Personal Files, and Photos of a Very Funny Woman Who Kept Everything at 7 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.

    Melissa Rivers

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “The Inaugural Year: An Inconvenient Sequel”, a live-stream interview with Al Gore, from 5-8 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence will also host Montclair State (N.J.) professor Stephanie Campos from 6-8 p.m. in The Slonim Living Room/Stone Room as she presents “Small Village, Large Hell: Examining the Incarceration of Women in Lima, Peru Through Intersectional Framework”. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will perform at Underhill’s Crossing Piano Bar (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Marc Price, who played Skippy on the television show Family Ties, will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 8:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Youth Council of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, Office for the Aging, The P.A.C.T. Unit of the New Rochelle Police Department, and New Rochelle Parks & Recreation will sponsor its “Halloween Bash” at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue) from 6-8 p.m. There will be raffles, costumes, face painting and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Matinee Film Series with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Gifted”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library will also host Tom Lecky, the proprietor of Riverrun Books and Manuscripts, as he discusses “The Basics of Book Collecting”.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present a concert “Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons” at 7 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host the first installment of a five-week course entitled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple will also present This Is Hunger, A Jewish Response To Hunger, a 45-minute program that runs throughout the day. Visit wrtemple.org for more information about both programs.
  • The Food Bank of Westchester (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) will host its 27th annual “An Evening in Good Taste” Gala from 6:30-9 p.m. There will be 25 top chefs on hand to provide samples of their savory creations. Visit foodbankwestchester.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Abaddon New York, a tango band, for music and dancing at 7:30 p.m.
  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will present Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – The Music of Neil Sedaka at The Bendheim Performing Arts Center (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. There will be additional performances on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have 10 p.m. and midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday and Saturday. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information. 
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Haunted Mansion from 7-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This is an adult-themed event and not for children under 13. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Soop Theatre will present “Legally Blonde The Musical” at The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. There will also be 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • “Ghost The Musical” will conclude its run at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) with 8 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Theater Program will present “Girl Inside The Mirror”, the story of a Latin-American girl in an introspective moment in front of a mirror, at 7 p.m. in The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will perform at Underhill’s Crossing Piano Bar (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host “Jazz Night” at 7:30 p.m. as members of the school’s faculty take the stage to kick off The Fall Faculty Concert Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Former Pelham resident Jennie Palmer will be at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to read from her new children’s book The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza, at 3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Afternoon Movies for Adults Series with a 1 p.m. presentation of the Alfred Hitchcock Classic “Rear Window”. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will present Halloween Hotel at The Bendheim Performing Arts Center (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at noon and 3 p.m. There will be additional performances on Sunday at noon. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Calabria Mutual Aid Society will host its 82nd Annual Dinner Dance from 7 p.m. to midnight at The Surf Club of New Rochelle (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit casacalbria.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Halloween Funerals at 1 p.m. American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service instructor Nancy Coffey, who also directs a funeral home in Westchester, will present. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a Trick or Treat Photo and Frame Event at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Victor Manuelle Concert Live will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Mexican Day of the Dead

  • The New Rochelle Halloween Costume and Parade Celebration will begin at 9:45 a.m. on New Street in NewRoc City in front of The Regal Cinemas. The parade will travel through downtown and end at the Grand Market in front of the library. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host a Trunk or Treat Halloween Party. There will be games, candy and more for the kids. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The John James Band w/D. Wise will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Zombie Walk 2017 will take place from noon-5 p.m. beginning at The Galleria and making its way through downtown White Plains. Visit wpbid.com/zombiewalk for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Reformed Church Nursery School Annual Harvest Moon Festival from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be outdoor and indoor games, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Call 914-337-6332 for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will perform at Underhill’s Crossing Piano Bar (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “The Haunted Pirate Fest” from noon-5 p.m. There will be a buried treasure hunt, sing-alongs and more. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • Jimmie Walker, who played JJ Evans on the television show Good Times, will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will show the documentary “The Settlers”, the story of settlers on the West Bank, at 8 p.m. Shimon Dotan, the film’s director, will be on hand for a Q&A. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Real Witches of Halloween” at 12 and 2 p.m. Visit wppac.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its “Howl-o-Ween” Costume Party for dogs at 11:30 a.m. in Dog Park (Main Street extension off Brockway Place). Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The White Plains Democratic Committee will host a fall fundraising brunch from noon-2 p.m. at The Brazen Fox (175 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Call 914-684-1576 for more information.
  • The Humane Society of Westchester (70 Portman Road, New Rochelle) will host a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Humane Society Rabies Clinic

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Frightfully Fun Festival will take place between noon-4 p.m. on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. There will be a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, storytelling, magic and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Village Lutheran Church (172 White Plains Road, Bronxville), in conjunction with Concordia College, will host “The Reformation Concert” in honor of the Reformation’s 500th Visit www.vlc-ny.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “Jewish Uganda”, the history of Jews in Uganda, from 2-4 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Parks and Recreation Department Rag-A-Muffin Parade will take place at 2 p.m. at The Eastchester Middle School (550 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Television actor and writer Peter Grosz will host “Political Comedy in the Current Age” as part of the Scarsdale Forum Speaker Series. The 3 p.m. presentation, which will take place at The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale), is free. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

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

 

Kicking Off January In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first full weekend of the New Year is here so plan on kicking off January in style by enjoying all the wonderful things there are to see and do 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 White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series, hosted by librarian Barbara Wenglin, will continue at 2 p.m. The anthology “Love Stories” will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Three Kings Day event will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 4 p.m. Celebrate the cultural traditions of Latin and Central America to mark the end of the holiday season. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. perf
    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

    ormances on Saturday and Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Road, New Rochelle) will host a community Shabbat service and dinner at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donnie Bosco returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where he will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host “Helping Our Teens Succeed”, a panel discussion at 10 a.m. Discussion topics include academic stress, anxiety and competition. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will continue its Shabbat Author Series when Cynthia Kaplan Shamash discusses her book, “The Strangers We Became”, at 8 p.m. You can attend services and dinner along with the book talk or simply stop in for the discussion. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Celebrate La Befana, an Italian Christmas tradition dating back nearly 800 years, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) from 2-4 p.m. It’s the story of a benevolent old woman who delivers gifts to children on the Epiphany. There will be stocking decorations, candy and more. Visit wiccny.org for more
    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    information.

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the “Cook by the Book” Cookbook Club at noon. Share recipes and samples. E-mail Barbara Davis at bdavis@nrpl.org for call 914-623-8254 for more information or to register.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Oxana Mikhailoff as she performs the works of Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Westchester author Jacqueline Goldstein will be at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. to read excerpts from her book, “Ms. Murphy’s Makeover”, and answer questions. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present “The Borscht Belt”, an illustrated presentation by Marty Schneit, at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Delaware 87ers in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host members of the Westchester Klezmer Program, who will perform a concert of traditional Jewish dance music, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Yoel Magid will host a 2 p.m. program at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarborrowedsdale) centering on “The Other Israelis”. There will be a film, “Borrowed Identity”, which focuses on an Arab boy who wins a scholarship to a Jewish school in Jerusalem, and a discussion to follow. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a blood drive beginning at 9 a.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-EL (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Unexpected Voices About Israel and the Middle East series with a presentation entitled “Why No Two-State Solution” at 11 a.m. There will be an informational video following by a Q&A session and discussion, Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Bridal Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Interfaith Connection and the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence will host a 4 p.m. community concert in honor of the late activist at Congregation Kol Ami (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains). Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

Enjoying Mother’s Day Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the 88th Assembly District. Enjoy your weekend and take advantage of everything our cities towns and villages have to offer when making your holiday plans.

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 Interdenominational Pastors Council of New Rochelle will conduct a prayer assembly on the steps of New Rochelle City Hall (515 North Avenue) as part of The National Day of Prayer at noon. In the event of rain, the service will be held across the street at The Holy Lighthouse Church.
  • The Eastchester Relay for Life will host “Stick a Fork in Cancer”, an event at 10 different restaurants in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville. Each restaurant will donate 10 percent of every bill to the American Cancer Society and Eastchester Relay for Life. The Relay will take place on May 21st at Concordia College. Visit patch.com/new-york/bronxville/stick-fork-cancer-restaurant-event for a list of participating restaurants.
  • The Westchester Jewish Council will hold a County-wide Holocaust Commemoration at noon at the Garden of Remembrance (148 Martine Avenue, White Plains). The keynote will be delivered by Holocaust survivor Stanley Berger followed by a special procession of 25 of Westchester’s rescued Holocaust Torahs. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Once Upon A Pastime”, a baseball player’s light-hearted story of redemption and triumph. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Visit wppac.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation celebrating the anniversary of VE Day and the end of WWII in Europe at 7 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host “Big Night Out At The Casino” at 7:30 p.m. at Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains). There will be dinner, casino tables and a silent auction. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present pianist Glen Kirchoff in an 8 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Recital Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Oro Macht Frei – Yom Ha Shoah” a film about the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome, at 1:45 p.m. Director Jeffrey Bonna will be available for questions. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Students from the SAR Academy will perform “Witness Theater” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. The show is an innovative and emotional inter-generational ‘journey’ for Holocaust survivors and students. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • A fundraiser for the New Rochelle-based Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse will take place at 6:30 at Dubrovnik
    Dr. Moshe Avital

    Dr. Moshe Avital

    (721 Main Street, New Rochelle). Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Inc. is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable development in our community by providing age-appropriate, hands-on educational experiences in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally-sound setting. Visit hudsonparkgreenhouse.org for more information.

  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails @ Twighlight, a fashion show highlighting spring looks from local Bronxville businesses from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville). Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host concentration camp survivor Dr. Moshe Avital as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day observation. He was sent to Auschwitz at 14 and was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945 by the American Army. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its Spring/Summer Courtyard Exhibition with “Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprising and Negin Sharifzadeh: Laments in Gray”. There will be an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a free, guided tour of its historic landscape and gardens at 3 p.m. Stick around following the garden tour for “First Friday Music and Trolley”. The Lickety Split Trio will perform and there will be trolley rides from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Counseling Center 2016 Benefit in Bronxville will take place at 6 p.m. at the home of Mary and Jim Hoch (87 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville). Celebrate the contributions of Richard Shoup and Catherine Nicholas for their decades of service as Directors of the Counseling Center. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdq77f8 for more information.
  • Gentle Ben’s Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a classical guitar concert with Daniel Conant at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door Annual Spring Gala will take place from 6:30-11 p.mhope. at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Hope’s Door will be celebrating its 36th anniversary of serving victims of domestic violence and their families. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present flutist Tara Helen O’Connor in a 7 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Master Class Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Bjorn & Company Presents the 3rd Annual Forks, Corks & Cocktails, Westchester’s Premier LGBT Food & Wine Show, at the Ritz Carlton-Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bjornandcompany for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host professor Louis Leonini as he presents Dante – Part II, the conclusion of his lecture series on Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host the “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails to Treasures from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Take a from the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) and tour select homes, where vendors will be offering food tastings in addition to selling their good. Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Trolley will begin running for the season at The Tuckahoe Community Center/Library. Visit tuckahoe.com/home/news/trolley-will-begin-running-may-6-2016-0 for more information.
  • Life coach Robbin Sweeney will host a discussion about aging with joy and dignity, offering ideas on how to grow older with a sense of purpose as part of Westchester County’s Mall Walk program. The discussion will take place at 9 a.m. at The Westchester in White Plains at the Level One E-Bar in Nordstrom’s. Visit westchestergov.com/parks for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party. Watch the 142nd running of the race with music, refreshments, prizes and more. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby

  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host a JazzJam Workshop for middle and high school students at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Mother’s Day Mother-Daughter Tea Party in two seatings (1 and 3:30 p.m.). Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Greenburgh Nature Center and Riverkeeper will team up to conduct a Bronx River Shoreline Trailway Cleanup from 9:15 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should meet at the Scarsdale Train Station. Visit riverkeeper.org/sweep for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market kicks off its season at 8:30 a.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue (Bronxville). Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • 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.

    New York Chamber Choir

    New York Chamber Choir

  • The New York Chamber Choir will perform at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

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

Enjoying The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

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

THURSDAY

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

    The Batboy

    The Batboy

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

 FRIDAY

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

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

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

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

 SATURDAY

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

 SUNDAY

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

    larks

    The Pelham Larks

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

MONDAY

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

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