Lectures, Music And Much More In The 88th Assembly District this Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

There may be plenty of winter left but there is still so much to do and see 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. 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 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.
  • Rabbi David Levy will kick off his “Understanding the Prayer Book” lecture series at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) with a 9:30-a.m. discussion. The temple will continue to host Fauda: A Film and Discussion series at 11:30 a.m. The six-part series will focus on an Israeli television series about a deep-cover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Westchester Road Runner will host a free group run at 6:15 p.m. that will kick off at 179 East Post Road in White Plains. The 2.5-mile run will take you through the streets of White Plains. Visit westchesterroadrunner.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville will host its “Food For Thought Book Club” meeting at The Taphouse (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Join Carol Godfrey as she leads a discussion on The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Disney’s High School Musical on Stage”. The Basketball Cast will perform at 7 p.m., then again Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. The East High Cast is scheduled to perform on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and again Sunday at noon. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host The Barbara Walters Campus Center Groundbreaking and Reception from 1:30-4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host Torah Applied: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Application with Rabbi Sruli Deitsch at 7 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) will show the film “Big Sonia” at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a diminutive Holocaust survivor with a huge personality. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 5-7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Picasso’s Pyrenees at 7 p.m. Learn about the French town of Ceret and how it became a haven for artists through the first half of the 20th Visit www.bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host local author Christina Lafaro-Naclaro at 11 a.m. for a children’s story time. She will read from her book, What Will Happen If. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • Scarsdale Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat with Chai Notes at 8 p.m. It’s part of the temple’s program of mixing social justice with prayer. Stephanie Merkrebs from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will speak about anti-Semitism, particularly on college campuses. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its BWC Coffeehouse Music Series with host Al Hemberger at 8 p.m.

    Near To You — Pelham Art Center

    Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

  • Dannis Winston will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold an opening reception for its latest exhibit “Near To You” from 6:30-8 p.m. Six exciting new artists will display their work in the exhibit that runs through March 24. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a “Sip & Swirl” event for those interested in becoming members from 9:30-11 a.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will continue its Coffee and Conversation Series at 9:30 a.m. at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses from 10-11:30 a.m. Join guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead the Mansion’s historical fiction book club discussion of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. The museum will also host a Civil War mansion tour from 3-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. on Saturday followed by 2-p.m. shows on Sunday. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Local author Nadine Haruni will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 11 a.m. to discuss and read some of her Gold Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s stories. Author Falguni Kothari will speak at 5 p.m. about her most recent novel, “My Last Love Story”. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?page=1&size=10&month=Month&day=Day&type=all for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host an American Girl Spa Day at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The New York Strongest Man and Woman Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. Visit countyenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Pelham at the rear of Town Hall on Harmon Avenue from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Daniel Tirado will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold an informational workshop about becoming a foster parent at 1 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host its Book Club meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

The Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music

  • The Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music will perform at The Grace Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) at 4:30 p.m. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.
  • The Friends of Bronxville Library will host Kathryn Lockwood as she plays the viola and pianist Jon Klibonoff for a 3-p.m. concert at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). There will be a reception to follow. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will present The Great American Songbook Part IV at 1:30 p.m. Richard Knox will host. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Music and the Arts Winter Music Festival will take place at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 3-6 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva return to the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) for Masterworks Conversation: Night in the Garden of Spain at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org 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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Enjoying Another Holiday Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The weather will be warming up a bit this holiday weekend and there are plenty of things to do in the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. 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 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.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, a musical based on the Victor Hugo story with music from the Disney movie, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Rabbi David Levy will kick off his “Understanding the Prayer Book” lecture series at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) with a 9:30-a.m. discussion. The temple will also host Fauda: A Film and Discussion series at 11:30 a.m. The six-part series will focus on an Israeli television series about a deep-cover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Melissa Tomlin and Sara Roth of Scarsdale-based (914) PopUps will host a Winter Wonderland Dinner at The Ritz-

    Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational

    Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Chef Anthony Goncalves, of Kanopi, will prepare a fine-dining experience during which you can enjoy terrific views of NYC, the Long Island Sound and Westchester. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/914popups-dinner-tickets-39336509559 for more information.

  • Westchester Road Runner will host a free group run at 6:15 p.m. that will kick off at 179 East Post Road in White Plains. The 2.5-mile run will take you through the streets of White Plains. Visit westchesterroadrunner.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational will conclude at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. The show begins on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Winter Extravaganza Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-7 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit nyshows.org for more information.
  • The Coalition for Mutual Respect MLK Dinner and Service will place at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle). There will be a 6 p.m. dinner followed by a 7:30-p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIby David Grann. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen Film Series with a 1:45 p.m. presentation of “Bridges of Madison County”. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis WInston will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Tutti Bravi Productions as it presents “Anne Hutchinson: A New Play”. It is an original, multi-act musical exploring the life of Anne Hutchinson. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • John Flynn and Reggie Harris will give a 7:30-p.m. performance at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. on Saturday followed by 2-p.m. shows on Sunday and Monday. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Playland Job Fair will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be on-the-spot interviews for the first 300 applicants. Visit playlandpark.org/home/job-opportunities for more information.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (116 Guion Place, New Rochelle) will host its first BGCNR Adult Dodgeball Tournament at 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico to help with its rebuilding efforts. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • Volunteer New York will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with opportunities to volunteer in Scarsdale, New Rochelle, White Plains, Mount Vernon and other sites throughout Westchester. Visit https://www.volunteernewyork.org/MLK for sites.
  • The “Cook By The Book” Book Club will meet at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at noon. Share thematic recipes from the library’s terrific collection of cookbooks or from favorite food blogs. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester, along with the Westchester County Diaper Bank and Westchester County, will host a 9:30-a.m. Diaper Packaging event at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Diaper deprivation affects one in three American mothers. Help package diapers for those in need. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Delfonics Review will take place at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) beginning at 7 p.m. The Leslie Pintchik Trio will also perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Comedian Fred Rubino will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host a special screening of “Destination Unknown”, the story of 12 survivors and 12 families torn apart by the Holocaust, at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a post-screening discussion with Dr. Jack Terry, a concentration camp survivor, and Bonnie Glogover, an award-winning inventor and entrepreneur whose father was a Holocaust survivor. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will join forces with the Pelham Bay Park Urban Rangers to host a guided walk through the coastal and forested area of New York City’s largest park. The hike begins at 10:30 a.m. Dress warmly. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Religious Leaders and the Ministers Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity will host the annual White Plains MLK Interfaith worship service at Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains). Rabbi Shira Milgrom of Congregation Kol Ami and Rev. Dennis Pickett of Trinity United Methodist Church of White Plains will be preaching at the 7-p.m. service.
  • The MLK Oratorical Contest will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church (185 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. Call (914) 636-7440 for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (135 Lincoln Avenue #2, Pelham) will host “Mini Chefs” at 11 a.m. Children will have the chance to cook, bake and decorate Jewish-themed foods. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Chip Shelton’s Peace Time Ensemble MLK Jazz Brunch will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle). Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Author Peggy Belles will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) to discuss her book “Peace in Pieces” at 12:30 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.

 MONDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Kristopher Burrell of Hostos Community College as he holds a 1 p.m. discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit nps.gov/sapa.
  • The Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) will host The 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast from 9-11 at The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Contact ECAP at 914-337-7768 for more information.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • The annual MLK Freedom Library Book Fair will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The White Plains City Center Barnes & Noble (230 Main Street). There will be storytelling, games a concert and more. Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.
  • The WESTCOP/NRCAP annual Drum Major Awards Breakfast will take place at The Bethesda Family Life Center (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8:30 a.m. Call Harriet Logan / Benita Hamlettat 914-636-3050 for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host The Sisterhood’s Annual Cinema Brunch at noon. “Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema” will be shown. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.

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

 

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.

 

Enjoy The Pre-Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is almost here so before experiencing all the hustle and bustle, take some time this weekend to enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see 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

  • 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/limmud 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 conclude for the season from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.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 City of New Rochelle will host its Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The lunch is free but you must register to attend. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Lunch and Learn with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari at noon. She will discuss the influence that her upbringing as an Israeli-Canadian born of a Yemenite Jewish family has on her writing. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Scarsdale School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman and Scarsdale Board of Education member Bill Natbony will address issues regarding the district and answer questions. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains), in conjunction with the Westchester Sandbox Theater, will present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Metro-Card Van will be at The White Plains Galleria Mall (Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 2-3:30 p.m. to assist riders interested in purchasing MetroCards. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “You For Me For You”, the story of North Korean sisters who defect and must find their way in the free world, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Clare Davies, the first curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art at The Met, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College from 6-7:30 p.m. about the job of finding contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey for the Metropolitan Museum collection, and will discuss some of The Met’s most recent acquisitions. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 presentation of “How To Be A Latin Lover”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • 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 League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Watermark Pointe, at 9:30 a.m. in the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). He will be discussing the new development planned for the tip of Davenport Neck. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue The BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8:00 p.m. Check out great local musicians hosted by Al Hemberger. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “A Book and Author Luncheon with Mary Beth Keane”, who penned Fever and The Walking People, at noon. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road Scarsdale) with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiddler-on-the-roof-tickets-37734932198 for tickets and more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Girls Night, The Musical” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Greensboro Swarm in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 31st annual Holiday Boutique at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat at 8 p.m. This service will be organized around combining social justice with prayer. This week’s installment will focus on preventing gun violence in America. The program will include information about current concerns as our prayers focus on how Jewish Tradition promotes peace and healing. Contact Karen Chapro at socialaction@sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mark Toback will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Friends of Eastchester Public Library Tag Sale will take place at Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The 54th annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed on North Avenue from Eastchester Road to Main Street and Maple Avenue. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence pancake breakfast will take place at New Rochelle High School (North and Braemer Avenues, New Rochelle) and will precede the parade from 8-9:30 a.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Richard S. Fogarty of SUNY Albany as he discusses the challenges of America and World War I. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a pair of events. The Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will meet at 10 a.m. with museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar leading the historical-fiction book club on an adventure regarding the book, “Marrying An English Lord”. Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part IV will take place at 2 p.m. as part of Native American Heritage Month. Multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet Bobby González will lead the discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m.Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Margarita Schevchenko at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New York Reading Foundation will host “A Night on the Town” at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be live entertainment, food and a casino with the proceeds going to benefit Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Visit nyreadingfoundation.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” by The Langston Hughes Project at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host Kit’s Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Alex Cano will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville on Palumbo Place behind Village Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Board of Rabbis and the Westchester Jewish Council will present “A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. at The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, music and more. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra’s 15th annual Fall Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.com for more information.
  • The 30th Anniversary Visionary Gala presented by The African-American Men of Westchester will take place at Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-11:30 p.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-anniversary-visionary-gala-aamw-tickets-36948611291 for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains). The event will honor the innovators and builders who are working on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will premiere its documentary “40 Years of Making Music: The Story of Songcatchers” at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Performing Arts Center (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be a musical performance and reception to follow. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a 3 p.m. performance by The Chancel and Community Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music, the choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Visit www.reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • Members of The Bronx Opera Company will give a 2-p.m. performance at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Joy Ladin will present “Meet Me at the Intersection of Trans and Jewish Identity” at 6 p.m. in the Sarah Lawrence College Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller Lecture Hall (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Ladin explores being trans and Jewish, speaking from her own personal experiences. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Come to Kids’ Kloset, which is run by the Westchester Jewish Community Services, will be sorting and folding clothing donations at Kids’ Kloset (170 East Post Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit jteenleadership.org for more information.

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

 

Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Veterans Day is Saturday, a day to remember and thank the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country.

I hope you will enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see 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

  • Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will present “Kristallnacht”, hosted by author Marty Brounstein. He will discuss “The Night of Broken Glass” and the integral part it played in the Holocaust. Visit org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host nurses from NY Presbyterian/Lawrence from 10-a.m. 2 p.m. as they administer flu shots in the Fellowship Room. Visit bronxvilleseniors.org 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/limmud 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 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 Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he continues his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. This week’s topic is Reform Judaism from 1972 to today. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains), in conjunction with the Westchester Sandbox Theater, will present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and at noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center will show the film “Fanny’s Journey” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl who took her sisters first from their home in occupied France to a foster home in Italy for Jewish children and then to Switzerland to evade the Nazis. Visit hhrecny.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Israeli Art Festival and Sale will take place at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6:15-10 p.m. There will be music and food, too. There will be additional hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Ave, Bronxville) will present a 3D screening of “The Flavor Genome”, a techno-sensual journey into the unexplored threshold of adaptation, mutation, and hybridization of living organisms, at 5:15 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with filmmaker Anicka Yi. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Bulbs in Bloom, a workshop for those who have little or no experience planting bulbs, at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • A Memorial Tribute to New Rochelle residents who made the Supreme Sacrifice while on active military duty will be on display in the Lumen Winter Gallery in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The tribute will also take place on Friday and Sunday. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • 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 Algonquin’s 1st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 8 am. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Eastchester Supervisor Tony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond will all be in attendance. E-mail algonevents@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Kol Shabbat (The Voice of Shabbat) Dinner Honoring Veterans following the 6 p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Basketball Association will host a donation drive for Puerto Rico at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Recital with Yossi Arnheim” from 8-9 p.m. Arnheim is the principal flutist and frequent soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be accompanied by Soyeon Kim on the piano. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Kennedys. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org 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 Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (79 Seventh Street, New Rochelle) will host Session One of its Fall Basketball Clinic, open to children grades K-6. The clinics, which run from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., will continue through Jan. 20 with off-days on Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and 30. Session Two will begin Feb. 3. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony in honor of Veterans Day, which will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery. Lisa Russell will then host a special musical presentation at 1 p.m. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • New York State will hold a Free Fishing Day during which anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required. All other freshwater fishing regulations apply. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part III, A Native American Fashion and Pop-Up Exhibition” at 2 p.m. Melissa Oakes, known as Lako:wihe`ne, will display her work and be on hand to discuss her Mohawk-inspired designs. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold Beth-El’s Speakeasy, an evening of arts, drinks and jazz, from 7:30-11 p.m.as part of the Israeli Art Festival and Sale. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host Mordechai Shapiro in a 6-p.m. concert as part of a Kids of Courage Shabbaton and Concert Weekend. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a “Holiday Boutique” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (225 Main Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its annual Veterans Day Service in Memorial Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park next to Village Hall at 11 a.m. Call 914-738-1021 for more information.
  • VFW Post 2285 Eastchester/Tuckahoe will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony at Parkway Oval in Tuckahoe in honor of Veterans Day. Former Tuckahoe resident Mario Pomponio, who received a Distinguished Service Cross in WWII, will be honored with a plaque. Call 914-771-3300 for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale will host a Veterans Day Parade in the Village Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 10:50 ceremony in Boniface Circle. Call 914-722-1100 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • 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 Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will present “An Autumn Afternoon of Music”, featuring renowned internationally recognized violinist Ani Kavafian, at 3 p.m. Contact Aishling Quinn, aishling@musiced.org, or Laura Layne, 914-761-3900 x106, for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Trigger Events, focusing on the health and well-being not only of the patient but that of the caregiver. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Bartow to Bartow Challenge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Amelia Zaino, a BPMM educator, and Barbara Burn Dolensek will conduct a casual walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and tours will be available upon return to the museum. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host Raptors 905 in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Decorated Cold War veteran Will Bunche will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) for a noon discussion about his book “Mercy’s First Semester”, the story of a vet dealing with PTSD upon his return from two tours of active duty. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a day trip to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet at the temple at 8:45 a.m. to take the bus or meet the group at the ferry dock in Battery Park at 10:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host Andinay, a five-piece musical group with roots in Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil, at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Composer Matt Van Brink will perform in “The Concert for the Young and The Young at Heart” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America, Westchester Chapter will present “Hellenism at the Edge of the World: New Excavations in Uzbekistan” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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

Celebrating Mother’s Day in the 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone has a happy, special day with their mom this weekend. And, what better way to celebrate with her than to spend it 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 Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the final of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will host “It Takes a Village: A Scarsdale Showcase” fundraiser at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale). The Del Bocas will be performing at the benefit, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org 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 Israeli Action Committee will host a movie event at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) with a 7:30 presentation of “A Green Chariot”. It’s a drama set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv about identity, belonging and romance. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Author Lori Fettner will read from her book “Welcome to Motherhood” at Barnes & Noble (680 White Plains Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Contact Fettner at LoriFettner@gmail.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 “Norma Rae”, the Academy-Award winning film starring Sally Field, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. New Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Alvin & Friends will also host “Cocktails and Conversations: Media Literacy in the Era of Alternative Facts” with Sunny Hostin, Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View, and Christopher J. Farley, the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Style and Aesthetics of Caravaggio and Raphael” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host the PRC Barrier Breakers Wheelchair Basketball team at 5:30 p.m. The Barrier Breakers are open to Westchester children between 10 and 21 and are eligible to receive services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Visit cpwestchester.org/wheelchairbasketball.html for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Festival Orchestra will hold auditions from 4-11 p.m. at the Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). All high school musicians are invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the British “The Lady in the Van” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will induct the newest members into its “Walk of Fame” at the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3:30 p.m. This year’s inductees are actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Claire Trevor, artist Reginald Marsh, Dr. Henry Heimlich and former NFL players Fritz Pollard, Kyle Rote, Fran Tarkenton, Matt Snell, George Stark and Courtney Greene. The event will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Fran Tarkenton

  • The Emerson String Quartet will perform at The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 8 p.m. as part of the Hoch Chamber Music Concert Series. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will have a Scholar-in Residence Shabbat at 8:15 p.m. Scholar-in-Residence Judith Shulevitz will host a discussion entitled “Can Our Ethics Keep up With our Pace?:  The Moral Aspects of the Sabbath World”. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Center Lane and Pride Works will host the 22nd annual Gay Prom from 7:00-10:30 p.m. for children between the ages of 14 and 19 at The Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wjsc.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Movies For Adults series with a 1:45 p.m. showing of “Gaslight”, the Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer thriller. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Harlem Soul 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 Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30 a.m. discussion about “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Isaac Young Middle School’s Nail Salon Club will be at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-2 p.m. for nail painting and conversation. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Young Performers Club and Workshop will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 7-10 p.m. Here’s a chance for young adults to learn to perform (on stage) in front of an audience. Visit tuckahoe.com/communitycenter for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Kids in the Kitchen: A Bouquet for Mom” from 4-6 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Glen Kirchoff will perform at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Recital Series at 8 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Tom Chapin will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • Flock Party, The Pelham Art Center’s annual spring gala, will take place at the Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The City School District of New Rochelle will host a Health Fair from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). Visit tinyurl.com/nyt8kwe for more information.
  • The inaugural “New Rochelle: On the Same Page” Community Read will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 10 a.m. Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, and Ilyasah Shabazz, co-author of X: A Novel, will discuss their works and sign copies of their books. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a Mother’s Day Ballet & Tea at 9 a.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “An Appreciation of the Life and Times of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton” from 5-9 p.m. The program will feature four vignettes about his life with dinner to follow. St. Paul’s Church will also be making a special presentation to Eastchester Historical Society president Annmarie Flannery. Visit www.eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Southern rock band “Radar” will perform at Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) as part of its “Back to Broke” Tour at 10 p.m. Visit usa-eventer.com/event/radar-at-dudleys for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Kevin Chen as he discusses “Decoding Presidents of the United States: Economic Policy and Social Development” at 3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau Steam Fair and Expo will take place at The Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street, White Plains) from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market opens for a new season at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Mahlstedt Gallery (415 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle) will host the opening reception for Canadian artist Melanie Simard from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition entitled Voyage des Couleurs will run through June 3. Call 914-246-0526 for more information.

    Melanie Simard

  • The Westchester Choral Society Spring Gala Concert will take place at The White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) from 4-5:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Diaper Bank will be packaging diaper bags at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) in conjunction with the Junior League of Central Westchester between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Put a week’s worth of diapers, wipes and educational inserts into bags to provide those in need of assistance. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sur La Table (125 Westchester Avenue Suite 2805A, White Plains) by participating in the Mommy & Me Baking Event from 10 a.m.-noon. Students will work together to create from-scratch Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleine Cookies and Meringue Roses. Visit surlatable.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will perform at The Grinton Will Public Library (1500 Central Park Avenue, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.

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

 

 

Have Some Fun This Weekend And Celebrate May’s Arrival

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the first weekend of May and it seems as if the year is flying by. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t take advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. So slow down and enjoy the 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

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El will host “Paint Night” at 6:30 p.m. at Painting With A Twist (365 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale). Create your own works of art and enjoy some light refreshments. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the second of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with a subsequent meeting on May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • SEPTA – The New Rochelle Special Education PTA will host its “We Are One” Dinner from 6-9 p.m. at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit newrochellesepta.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Cooking With Nonna” at 7 p.m. Rossella Rago, who hosts the Cooking With Nonna web series and is the author of the Cooking with Nonna Cookbook, will lead the demonstration. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Trumbo”, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org 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 After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 7:30 p.m. discussion about “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Carolyn Vega of the Morgan Museum and Library will discuss the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson at Concordia College’s OSIlas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will celebrate Japanese Children’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. with music, storytelling, sushi and more. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of the Iranian film “About Elly” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Elly and her mysterious trip to Tehran. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Pelham’s talented group of middle and high school students will perform. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host The Israel Block Party at 6:15 p.m. There will be special music, food, wine tasting and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will kick off its spring First Friday Music and

    Jenny Hayden

    Trolley Series at 5:30. Take a trolley tour of several historic mansions, enjoy some light refreshments while listening to The Lickety-Split Band. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present the three-time Tony Award winning musical “Urinetown” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue HB Artists Series at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by soprano Jenny Hayden. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Friends of New Rochelle Library Bog Book Sale will take place at the library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “An Evening With Yvette Yche” from 7-9:30 p.m. Yche will interpret classic French songs. There will also be dinner and wine. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host “A Golden Interval: The Kennedys in Bronxville” at 3 p.m. in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Westchester County Historical Society board member and JFK Library Foundation member Anthony Czarnecki will host the lecture as part of a celebration of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will

    John F. Kennedy

    be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, clothing, linens, lunch and more for sale. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Weekend of Bach Festival from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party at 5 p.m. There will be jazz, juleps and prizes for the most ornate hats. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain Boutique (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Gift For Mom; My Doll and Me” workshop at 11 a.m. Make a special gift for mom for Mother’s Day. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Three Crowns of Italian Literature and Poetry” at noon. Learn about Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in this discussion led by Toni McKeen. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an 8 p.m. “All-Romantic Concert” at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Drink and Draw: A Mad Hatter Tea Party” from 6:30-10 p.m. Drinks provided by Diner Brew Co. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Jill E. Solomon Bicycle Helmet Day will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-noon where bicycle safety will be the discussion topic. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a spring tag sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle: For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” from 9:30-11 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Young People’s Chorus of New York will give a 3 p.m. concert at The Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) as part of the Music at Asbury Series. This is one of the premier children’s choirs in the country having won five gold medals at last year’s Golden Gate International Choral Competition. Visit musicatasbury.com/concert-calendar for more information.
  • The Spirit of the Songcatchers Brunch will take place at The VIP Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Celebrate the after-school music program’s 20th anniversary and honor its founder, Sr. Beth Dowd. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host a 30th anniversary concert for Cantor Gerald Cohen at 7 p.m. The concert will feature prominent performers, cantors and the Westchester chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir.  Selections will span Jewish traditions, Broadway, the Great American Songbook, operatic gems and Cantor Cohen’s own compositions. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will conduct “A Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host author Sergey Kadinsky as part of its Author Spotlight Series at 2 p.m. Kadinsky will discuss his book “Hidden Waters of New York City”. Visit bartopwellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The SOOP Acting Company will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in three performances (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.) at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor). Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host photographer Nick Fanelli in an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Chorale Society will perform “Jubilation! Works for Chorus, Organ and Brass” at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley will coach the Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in a public lesson at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will perform scenes from popular operas at 3 p.m. under the direction of Camille Coppola at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return 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.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “See Israel: Share The Love Of Israel Through Support, Education and Engagement” at 2 p.m. Learn about Israeli youth, innovation, reclusion, inclusion and more in this all-encompassing discussion. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a “Brotherhood Breakfast and Discussion” at 9:30 a.m. The topic is “Reducing Wintertime Heating and Summer Cooling Costs”. The program is sponsored by Energize NY. Visit tinr.org for more information.

    The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival

  • The White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at Turnure Park (Lake Street and Canfield Avenue) from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be activities, entertainment, food and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place from 1-6 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue at East Post Road. There will be food, crafts, drinks and live entertainment all day long. Visit wpbid.com/cincodemayo for more information.
  • The Concordia College Tour Choir Pre-Tour Hymn Festival will take place at The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville)at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Gramatan Village May Magic Benefit to Honor Schatze and Peter Thorp will take place from 5-7 p.m. at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville Road). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Chorus and Choir will perform a spring choral concert at The Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium (1 Mead Way, Bronxville)from 5-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

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