There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays, So Enjoy Everything In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the holiday season continues, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate 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 White Plains History Roundtable will celebrate the grand opening of the new local history room at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit documenting the suffrage movement in Westchester while Nate Levin will discuss the historical narratives surrounding the movement. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 8th annual Green Medallion Award Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). The Eastchester Environmental Committee will be honoring Thomas Andruss and Crestwood Shoe Repair. Visit greeneastchester.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 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 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 GospelKnights Winter Concert will take place at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the 29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session from 6-8 p.m. Students will present posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The college’s theatre program will also present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Love and Squalor, the school’s literary magazine, will host Nicole Cooley for a reading between 7-10 p.m. Finally, the Hamm & Clov Stage Company will present the Labyrinth Dance Theater’s Production of NOOR at the Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 8 p.m. It is the story of a young female pacifist named Noor who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. She was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and seasonal favorites in a 7 p.m. concert at The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon). Contact David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The White Plains High Winter Concert, featuring the orchestra and the band, will take place at the High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its Toys For Tots weekend from 5-7 p.m. The festivities will continue from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Take photos with Santa, take candlelight tours of the historic home and remember to bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the film “My Hero Brother”, the story of a group of

    My Hero Brother

    young people with Down Syndrome embarking on a trip through the Indian Himalayas, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library will host its Black, White and Read All Over Casino Night at The Fenway Golf Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit The Campaign for the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • The Scarsdale Library will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen movie with a 1:45-p.m. showing of “Cocoon”, the 1985 film directed by Ron Howard. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Texas Legends in a 7-p.m. contest at The

    Harry Truman

    Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.gleague.nba.com/ for more information.

  • The Westchester Jewish Community Service Holiday Party will take place at Dave & Busters (881 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will present “Harry S. Truman and Latin America” at 2 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Scarsdale High (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) for all pre-K through 4th-grade youngsters. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Visit scarsdale.com/207/Parks-Recreation-Conservation for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host harpist Alyssa Reit and Peter Reit on French horn as they perform holiday music classics from 1-3:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Garnet Rogers is scheduled to perform. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • 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 Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Performathon 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Conservatory Development Manager, Aishling Quinn at aishling@musiced.org or call (914) 761-3900, ext. 113, for more information.
  • Children’s author Sandra L. Richards will read from her debut book, Rice and Rocks, at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Avalon Rose will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent, will perform at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit counytcenter.biz for more information.
  • The White Plains High School PTA will host its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains). Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 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.
  • The Poet’s Corner (570 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Holiday Craft Sculpture Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Call 914-235-4551 for more information.
  • Comedian Mike Burton will perform at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will perform as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host the Hugh A. Doyle Holiday Luncheon at The Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Jimmy Moore Holiday Show will take place at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Movie, along with live performances, at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The AIA of Westchester Hudson Valley will present The Archeology of Central Park at The Scarsdale Library (54

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Manhattan Brass Quintet, sponsored by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, as they perform a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) will host a lavish buffet breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/hotel-overview/calendar for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the 12th annual Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting from 4-5 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) will host “SHOUT FOR JOY! A Christmas Concert to Make the Heart Sing” at 4 p.m. Visit www.breanettaproductions.com for more information.
  • Historian Barbara Davis will give a presentation on “Recruit Week” and New Rochelle’s other unique roles in World War I at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host its Library book Festival from 2-4 p.m. Join local Westchester authors as they sign copies of their books. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Joseph (15 Cedar Street, Bronxville) will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) from 3-5 p.m. Visit saintjosephsbronxville.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 In The Sun This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems as if all the spring rains are behind us and we’re expecting wonderful weather in the 88th Assembly District this weekend. There are plenty of movies, concerts, discussions and more to enjoy in our cities, towns and villages this weekend.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center on Wilmot Road in Scarsdale will host a sidewalk sale from Thursday through Sunday. There will be carnival booths on Thursday and Friday, live music on Friday and Saturday and a North Shore Animal League Pet Adoption event on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. Visit shopgh.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its June Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.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.

    Glenda Davenport

  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains)will host June Jazz for the Gardens featuring Glenda Davenport and the Hiroshi Yamazaki Trio at 6:30 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival will continue at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) with a 7:30-p.m. showing of “Hummus! The Movie”. The touching documentary focuses on the food that is “sweeping across America”. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.


FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host The Hudson Flute and Guitar Duo as they perform American, Italian and Latin selections at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • 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 stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society’s annual fundraiser will take place at the 530 Monterey Avenue in Pelham Manor from 7-10 p.m. Claudia and Rob Fauber will be hosting and there will be drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Visit preservepelham.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its second annual Attic Treasures Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe-Eastchester Lions Club will hold its annual dinner dance at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7-10 p.m. This year’s honorees are Tim McGrath and Leonard Spano. Visit tuckahoeeastchesterlions.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen series with a 1:45 p.m. showing of “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. Columbia University Medical Center professor emeritus and Scarsdale resident Dr. Steven Hyler will host a discussion about the film. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The SK Studio Art Gallery (122 Westmoreland Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception for Brazilian artist Simone Kestelman from 6-9 p.m. Visit simonekestelman.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) for a 10:30 a.m. discussion on “The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host an Early Childhood Music Classes Open House from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers will take place at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) from 6-10 p.m. The area’s top chefs will prepare a six-course feast. Visit showclix.com/event/Tastemakers2017 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Soprano Jeanai LaVita will perform in an evening of musical theater at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. Visit greenvillechurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Green Committee’s Take Back Day will take place from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. on Palumbo Place behind Bronxville Village Hall. The Westchester County Shredder will be there, so bring all your unwanted documents. You can bring electronic waste for proper recycling as well as clean blankets, quilts and towels for a local animal shelter. No pillows

    Jeanai LaVita

    please. Contact bronxvileegreencommittee@gmail.com for more information.

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Colonial Day at noon. The day will feature colonial-era style music, crafts, dancing and games. There will also be special tours of the Church and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery.  There will also be hay rides through the six-acre burial yard and talks exploring interesting aspects of colonial life.  Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • 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 at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society’s Community BBQ will take place from 3-7 p.m. at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org 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.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host “A Celebration of Irish Song and Dance” at 1:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • New Rochelle’s Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue between Memorial Highway and Prince Street) will unveil its Compost Bin Mural in a 4 p.m. celebration. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Juneteenth Parade and Festival will take place at 11 a.m. at parade on Mamaroneck Avenue. The festival begins at noon at Martine Avenue and MLK Boulevard. There will be bands, dancers, drummers and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at Huguenot Park (North Avenue and Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • Concert pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva will perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. in a concert entitled “Russia, A Composer’s Revolution”. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Bicycle Sunday will take place on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The North Avenue Mile Road race will take place in New Rochelle beginning at The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. and heading south down North Avenue. My Sister’s Place will be the official beneficiary of this year’s event. Visit newrorunners.org 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 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.- 3p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • The Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Spring Eco-Fest from noon-4 p.m. There will be nature hikes, an animal show, ice cream and more. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Annual Carnival from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be food, live music and more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival will continue at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) with a 5-p.m. showing of “On the Map”, which is the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale)will host its annual Congregational Meeting and Brotherhood Barbeque beginning at 10 a.m. with Rabbi Brown’s presentation “Pig Latin, Klingon, Esperanto, and Hebrew: A Mostly Light-Hearted Reflection on How Language Brings Our Collective Hopes and Dreams To Life”. There will be a noon barbeque and a Social Action Project. Gently used dorm gear will be collected for Grad Bag, a non-profit green initiative that collects, refurbishes and redistributes gently used dorm supplies to college-bound freshmen from low income households. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute (1 Mead Way Bronxville) will present “650/Where Writers Read” from 2-5 p.m. It’s a literary showcase where writers read their works aloud in five minutes or less. Visit read650.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Writers Center Spring Festival of Writing will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Lazarus Gallery United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will hold an “Art of Gardening” opening reception at 3 p.m. The exhibit features 50 works from 33 artists depicting scenes in nature. Visit unitedhebrewgeriatric.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, Lawrence Park Hilltop Association, Jack and Jane Bierwirth, Si and Vicki Ford, Mary Marvin, Joe and Erin Saluti and Bruce and Irena Stern are hosting a farewell reception and fundraiser for the Bronxville History Center in honor of Eloise Morgan, longtime Bronxville resident and Village Historian. The Eloise Morgan History Fund is being established to further the work of future Bronxville Village Historians in preserving the community’s history. Contact Irena Choi Stern at irenachoistern@gmail.com for more information about the event’s location and time.

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