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.

 

 

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Enjoy The Weekend Before The Hectic Holiday Season Begins

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of November has arrived and we’re closing in on the holiday season. Before we start talking turkey, though, let’s remember that there are many wonderful things to do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District that will help make your weekend enjoyable as you begin thinking about the holidays.

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

  • Community Service Associates will hold their annual Harvest Moon Gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. CSA runs the Project Family Soup Kitchen in Mount Vernon. Visit csasoupkitchen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center, The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services, Scarsdale Public Library, the Scarsdale PT Council and the Scarsdale Middle School PTA will sponsor the film “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age” followed by a discussion at the 9:15 a.m. in the Scarsdale Library. The movie will also be shown, followed by the discussion, on Wednesday (11/2) at 7:30 p.m. The film centers on family challenges in today’s screen-obsessed culture. Contact Ellen Tiven-Moore (914-722-8358, ellen@scarsdaleteencenter.com) for more information or to RSVP.

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host its Public Forum and Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center’s (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) Sisterhood Evening Book Group will kick off its Wine, Cheese and Evening Book Club series at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion about Matti Friedman’s “Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story”. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The Museum of Arts and Culture at New Rochelle High School (North Avenue, New Rochelle)will have an opening reception and guided tour for its new exhibit “Anne Frank: A History For Today” at 7 p.m. Contact Andrea Berman in the New Rochelle Fund Office at Aberman@nredlearn.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “The Roots of Doo-Wop”, featuring music from all five boroughs in New York City, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Pelham Civic Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Las Vegas Night will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamcivics.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Greg Diamond and Amalgama will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. The Mansion will also host its Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 9 p.m. showing of the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – A Touring Documentary”. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Andrus Gala will take place at The Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 6 p.m. The benefit is in support of ANDRUS, an organization that is a leader in training, research and advocacy for organizations
    Tanya Bannister

    Tanya Bannister

    that serve vulnerable children and families. Yonkers mayor Mike Spano will be one of the honorees. Visit andruscc.org for more information.

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will kick off its 2016-17 Faculty Recital Series at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by pianist Tanya Bannister. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Pelham Athletes Helping Athletes will play baseball at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Field in the Glover Complex (East Sandford Boulevard, Pelham). Baseball players of elementary-school age and coaches of all experience levels are welcome. Contact heatherjschneider@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will hold its 2016 Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be jewelry, housewares, clothing and much more available. Call 914-738-1528 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. There will be window painting and mask making from 10-11:30 a.m. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The EcoPel Pelham town-wide cleanup will take place at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet on the Connecticut side of the Pelham train station.
  • Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle), in conjunction with the Sound Shore Chorale, Songcatchers and Tutti Bravi Productions, will present Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Emperor and the Nightingale” at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Black Student Union’s AfroDiasporan Culture Show: Genesis will take place at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show returns to the Westchester County Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “St. Paul’s and the Presidents”, a presentation about the five United States Presidents that have ties to the historic church, at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present “From Vienna to Broadway, A Soiree Musical”, featuring violinist/mandolin Joyce Balint, singer Janelle Allbritton, clarinetist Regan Nikol-Stas (clarinet) and pianist Oxana Mikhailoff, at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its “Gala of the Century” at 6:30 p.m. Among the honorees will be the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ShopRite nutrionist Inga Voloshin as she discusses “New Ways To Eat Right” at 2 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Hospital (41 East Post Road, White Plains) will host a “Ted E. Bear Fair” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children of all ages and their parents can bring in their teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be treated and learn about a variety of safety topics and good eating habits. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The Friends of White Plains Hospital annual gala will take place at Brae Burn Country Club (39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase) at 7 p.m. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will hold a free Mulch Mowing Workshop in Huguenot Park on North Avenue across from New Rochelle High School at 3 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • A Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving will take place at Wartburg Chapel (One Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon) at 2 p.m. in honor of Wartburg’s 150th A reception will follow. Contact JoAnn McGraw at 914-513-5128 or jmcgraw@wartburg.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Academy Wind Quintet of West Point will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a performance of “For Veterans by Veterans” at the Asbury Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Civil War Living History: Lee’s Forgotten General” from 4-5:30 p.m. Historian Patrick Falci will be in costume portraying Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill. Visit bartownpellmansionmusueum.org for more information.

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host Rinku Bhattacharya, a New York-based food writer, cookbook author and cooking teacher, at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its Artist of the Month Show and Reception from 2-5 p.m. This month’s artist is photographer Lester Blub. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “When a Non-Jewish Spouse Helps Raise Jewish Children: What Works” at 11 a.m. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Schuck. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Beth-EL Synagogue will also commemorate the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, knows as The Night of Broken Glass, at 6 p.m. Audrey Unger Reich and her father Ron Unger will tell his Holocaust story together. Survivors will also light candles in memory of the six million people murdered during the Holocaust. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Unexpected Voices About Israel and The Middle East”, the story of Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim of Pakistani origin who was radicalized at 18 before he changed directions and became pro-Zionist. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s HB Artist Series will welcome bassoonist Janice Grice as she performs “Tangos, Serenades and Choros”, music written by Latin American composers, in a 5 p.m. concert at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Suffern). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Red Door Chamber Players as they perform music by Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, and Franz Schubert at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oak Ridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M production of “Acts of Reunion”, a pair of one-act dramas by local playwrights, at 2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the M&M production of “The Last Romance”, a heartwarming comedy/drama about the power of love, at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Combined Choirs and Soloists of Huguenot Memorial Church and Christ Church will present REQUIEM, op. 9 conducted by Jeffrey Hoffman at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Contact info@huguenotchurch.org for more information.

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

The Netflix Documentary “Audrey & Daisy” To Be Shown At Scarsdale High School’s Little Theater

I am very proud to announce that I will be hosting a screening of the Netflix documentary “Audrey & Daisy” on Nov. 30 at the Scarsdale High School Little Theater. I am working in conjunction with the Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence and the Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services in an effort to provide anyone who hasn’t seen this film a chance to do so. It is a stark and provoking examination of the aftermath of sexual assault on family, friends, schools and communities. This topic is more relevant now than it ever has been and this is a film that everyone, not just women or those of who have female family members, should see. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there and joining in on the special panel’s discussion about the film. Our panelists are Kristen Bowes – General Counsel, Mercy College, and Anna Utsinger – Graduate Student, Former Operations Coordinator, Students Active for Ending Rape while I will serve as the moderator.

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Awaiting A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The spring weather has finally arrived so take the time this weekend to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures while exploring all the wonderful things the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There is music, movies, discussions, shows and much more.

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

Thursday

  • The Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the County Courthouse from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Allstate Readiness Teen Driver Workshop will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Teens can learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate while earning one hour of community service credit for attending. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host performances at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, featuring faculty and student solos as well as ensembles as part of “Celebration 2016: T  Music of Our Time”, the school’s 27th annual festival of contemporary music. There will also be performances on Saturday at 2:00, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera’s 31st Anniversary Spring Gala will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will honor Emily Vallario and Margaret Smith at “Starry Night”, its annual benefit gala. The festivities will take place at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org for more information.

 Friday

  • I will be speaking at the Westchester County Association advocacy event at WCA headquarters (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 8 a.m. Visit westchester.org for more information.
  • Hyatt Playground in Scarsdale (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) will be the site of “Parties in the Park” from 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the park’s grand re-opening with balloon animals, face painting, ice cream and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Mount Vernon resident Peter Lawrence will perform jazz, swing and bounce standards at the St. Paul’s National Church Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Actress Cicely Tyson, Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis and Pelham Picture House board member Eric Salmeron will be honored at the Pelham Picture House Spring Soiree at the Hampshire Club (1025 Cove Road, Mamaroneck) at 7 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a mansion and cottage trolley tour of historic homes and gardens from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold its annual Literature Section Picnic Luncheon and Book Discussion at noon. The book being discussed is “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle)from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle High School Chorale will host Outdoor Movie Night at the high school (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). The movie “Inside Out” will be shown on the front baseball field at 7:30 p.m. Call the school at 914-576-5634 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present its “Senior Filmmaking Showcase” from 5:30-9 p.m. Senior film students will showcase their final films. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Consulate General of México will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) between 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale at the Scarsdale DPW Yard (110 Secore Road) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and the UJA Federation of New York will present “Israel: The Jewish-Democratic Challenge” with special guest speaker Dr. Ruth Calderon at 9 a.m. Visit ujafedny.org/yis-luncheon 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 Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host the Middle Eastern Folk Arts Event from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host folk singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert in a 7:30 p.m. concert at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a “Shakespeare Celebration”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will preview the film “To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine

  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host “Dinner and a Movie Night” from 5-8:30 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Board of Mission of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a presentation entitled “Journey to South Africa” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association will host a tag sale at Davis Park (Bradley Road, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The rain date is Sunday. Contact Kate Nanke-Porco at knpdesign@optonline.net for more information.
  • Helaine Fendelman, a nationally recognized author and appraiser, will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. to provide free appraisals on art, antiques and collectibles. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Oasis Shelter Fundraiser/Tag Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center (95 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-500-9194 for more information.

 Sunday

  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will take place at the library (100 Martine Avenue) from 2-4 p.m. Susan Gordon, author of “Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey” will be the featured speaker. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Science on the Screen”, a film about baseball and the science surrounding it. Director Jonathan Hock will be available for discussion after the 4 p.m. show. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.o
  • The Scarsdale-based Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time” as part of its 27th annual festival of contemporary music in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will continue its Jews Around the World series with a look at Iran with Hazzan (Cantor) Farid Dardashti at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Feria de los Moles, the largest Mexican food festival in the United States, will take place at 1 Library Plaza in New Rochelle from noon-6 p.m. Visit feriadelosmoles.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert from 3-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present a lecture at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Day Nursery will be holding a 120th anniversary celebration from noon-3:30 p.m. at Patsy’s (2 Pelham Road, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelledaynursery.org for more information.

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