Kicking Off January In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first full weekend of the New Year is here so plan on kicking off January in style by enjoying all the wonderful things there are to see and do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series, hosted by librarian Barbara Wenglin, will continue at 2 p.m. The anthology “Love Stories” will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

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

    Donnie Bosco

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

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    information.

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

SUNDAY

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

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

 

 

A Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you love music then you will certainly enjoy this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday concerts and other musical performances that are certain to appeal to people of all ages. So take the whole family and check out one or more of these special musical events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 Westchester Knicks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, will play the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.knicks
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series will take place at 2 p.m. Librarian Barbara Wenglin will lead the discussion using the anthology “Love Stories”, copies of which are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Enoch Davis, the primary practitioner at Sojourn Acupuncture Center, will speak at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) about “Demystifying Acupuncture” at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Manor Club Talks Series. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will hold its Winter Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change Is Possible, will be the guest speaker. His father was a Nazi tank commander in WWII and was presented with the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. Wollschlaeger will talk about the past his father hid from him, how he was devastated by the Holocaust, which led to his conversion to Judaism and emigration to Israel. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The 24th annual Edythe Kurz Conference will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) from 8:30 a.m.- noon. The topic is “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle”. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Dinner With The Mosaic Storytelling Project at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet two teens who identify as Jewish and LGBTQ as they tell their personal stories. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “The Global Economy: What Lies Ahead”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host the annual Tombola Gala Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dinner, cocktails, gift bags and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host a Community Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner With Family & Friends. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Major Gil Revivo, a wounded hero of the IDF, will speak. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat”, a service for anyone of any age, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a “Senior Benefits Information Center” from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors will get help regarding benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs and many more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Artists Guild will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church (82 Prospect Avenue, White Plains) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a reception. The sale resumes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit hopefriedlandartist.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Yummy Struffoli”, an evening of baking and enjoying these fried dough treats. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The India Center of Westchester will hold its annual dinner and dance at The Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6-11 p.m. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “Performathon 2016”, an all-day performance by the conservatory’s fabulous student musicians. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jay Unger and Molly Mason, the Emmy-nominated duo, will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus sing-a-long will begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival Orchestra Winter Concert will take place at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Life and Nature: The Best of Czech Music”. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Holiday Music and The Holiday of Christmas, a French Horn and Harp ensemble, at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a discussion. Visit nps,gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Bronx Arts Ensemble as it presents The Manhattan Brass Quintet as they perform a holiday concerts at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will also present a Candlelight Tour with Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Folk singer Caroline Doctorow will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “A Joyous Christmas Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Concert and recording artist Kay Boyd is the headliner. Call 914-699-3041 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Breakfast in the Scarsdale High cafeteria (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 9-11 a.m. There will be holiday activities and pictures with Santa. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present its annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at 4 p.m. Professional singers and a chamber ensemble lead one of the largest community sing-a-longs of Handel’s masterpiece in the area. Singers of all skill levels welcome. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Stillmeadow Gourmet (65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold a Cookie Decorating Class for Children at 3 p.m. Visit stillmeadowgourmet.com for more information.
  • Visitors to The Silk Road (101 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be able to create their own memory quilts courtesy of My Quilting Beehive from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The White Plains High School (550 North Street) Craft Fair will take place at 10 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zm2nsxa for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host The Performing Arts Ministry’s Christmas Spectacular at 5 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will kick off on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run every day through Dec. 18. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host “Holiday Books and Tea Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The YWCA of White Plains (515 North Street, White Plains) will host a “Breakfast With Santa and a Side of Latkes” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit ywcawpcw.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Violinist Chi-Chi Lin Bestman and the Solace Ensemble will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m. Ursaville, a musical family, will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester All Strings Concert will take place at The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on the Iona College campus (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Oboist Katherine Needleman is scheduled to perform. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

  • The NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show and Exhibit Reception will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 5:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center will play host to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Live Holiday Tour with a 7 p.m. show. Visit wwe.com/wwe-live-holiday-tour-6 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker Magical Matinee at 3 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this holiday classic. This film version
    of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet
    each December at Lincoln Center. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Children’s Holiday Recital, arranged by the Bronxville Women’s Club, will take place at the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 1-3 p.m. Local young artists have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Blue Moon Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) for a festive holiday brunch and pictures with patrons. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a Chanukah Menorah Building Workshop and Family Fun Day at Home Depot (601 Sprain Road, Yonkers) from 2-4 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its 63rd annual White Gift Christmas Pageant from 4-5 p.m. Join local high school students and the children’s choir as they bring The Nativity to life in a fabulous pageant. Visit reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will screen “Last Stop”, the Israeli documentary that looks at the tensions between non-Jewish and Jewish-African communities at 2 p.m. Dr. Yoel Magid will speak. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Head over to The Ritz Carlton (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) for Breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host its annual Chanukah Boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shira Epstein, EdD, at 9:30 a.m. as she presents “Cultivating Curiosity”, a conversation about how parents can cultivate an environment of curiosity, inquiry and question-asking in their homes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “An Evening of Jazz With The Bernhard Haaks Quartet” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Society of America will host Yeshiva University Professor Jill Katz when she speaks at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host a Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. The Flute Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Judaica Shop Chanukah Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Choose from adult and children’s games, menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah gelt and much more. Visit ssttee.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 Post-Election Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Election Day is behind us and we can all exhale and relax. The best way to do that is by planning your weekend around all the great things that are happening 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a special screening of “Theo Who Lived” followed by a Q & A. The film chronicles the story of Theo Padnos, a journalist who snuck into Syria and was captured and tortured by Al Qaeda. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots at The Bronxville Reformed Church (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

    The Great Challah Bake

    The Great Big Challah Bake

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road) will host a seminar on health, wealth and retirement from 7-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of White Plains (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will host The Westchester Great Big Challah Bake as part of The JCC of Mid-Westchester’s Shabbat Project. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the event starts immediately thereafter. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Contemporary International Cinema – A Look at Food & Family in Comedies and Dramas” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 Friday

  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 7:30 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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host “A Salute To Veterans” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come and meet a veteran. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.beatkes
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “High School Musical” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance in Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Plaza. Visit cityofnewrochelle.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host their annual Lord & Taylor Shopping Event (Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) Chai Society Dinner and Chabat Service will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will hold a ceremony honoring veterans at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in White Plains Rural Cemetery (167 North Broadway, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com 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.  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 Leslie Pintchik 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 2016 Westchester Polar Plunge will take place at noon at Glen Island Park (1 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Registration begins at 10 a.m. Help raise money for The Special Olympics. Visit kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1159351 for more information.
  • The American Veterans Ball will take place at The Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit americanveteransball.org/avb2016-new-york/ for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host their Women of Integrity Meeting from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.

    David Podles

    David Podles

  • There will be a Mulch Mowing Demo and Q&A at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) at 4 p.m. The presentation is open to residents and landscapers throughout the county. Contact Anne Jaffe Holmes at the Greenburgh Nature Center at 914-813-1251 for more information.
  • International violinist David Podles will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m., performing selections that will highlight the gypsy campgrounds of Romania, Russia, Poland, Latvia, India, Spain, and the former Yugoslavia. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association Pop Up Market will host a pop-up Artisan Market at West Elm (678 Post Road, Scarsdale) from noon- 4p.m. where local artisans will feature their handcrafted goods. Visit northeastetsyartists.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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) B2B, The Bartow to Bartow Challenge, a 5K run/walk along the Hutchinson River Greenway, beginning at 11 a.m. Visit barowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Celebration of Diwali”, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

    Omnia Hegazy

    Omnia Hegazy

  • St. John’s Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host a Coffee Hour “Brown Bag Lunch Preparation” at noon. Make sandwiches for Trinity-St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, which will be delivered the next morning for distribution. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Walkabout Coffee House Music Series will continue at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) with performances by Sara Thomsen and Omnia Hegazy at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will honor its former executive director Joan Behrens with a 4:30 p.m. concert in honor of her retirement at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Citizen Preparedness Corps of the State of New York will host a preparedness workshop at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. The workshop will center of preparing for disasters and other emergencies, natural or manmade. The National Guard will be running the event. Visit dhses.ny.gov/aware-prepare/ for more information.
  • REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music will present “Musick From The Fairest Isle” at 5 p.m. at The Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street, White Plains). Visit DTMusic.org for more information.

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

 

Music, Lectures, Tag Sales and Dracula All Coming To The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

I was thrilled that the weather took a warm turn this week and I’m hopeful that it will stay that way into the weekend so we can all enjoy the wonderful events 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

  • Singer, guitarist and composer Sam Friend will perform in the Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Sam Friend

    Sam Friend

  • Dancing With Our Stars, sponsored by It Takes A Village To Educate A Child, will hold its annual gala at The V.I.P. Country Club (600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The gala will raise money for special needs children. Visit takesavillagetoeducate.org for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and the officers of the Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Community Leader Wine and Cheese in the Sukkah from 7-9 p.m. Contact rabbiadmin@bethelnr.org or call 914-235-2700, ext. 228 for more information.
  • The Atelier 811 Gallery (811 North Broadway, White Plains) will host “Faces & Places: Indian & The Far East” from noon-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Visit mjellenbogen.com for more information.
  • The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division (21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) will present “Special Consideration in Addressing the Mental Health Needs of College Students” from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The staff of the NYP Inpatient College Program will be on hand while guest speakers include Shannon Bennett, PhD, who will discuss “Emerging Adulthood: A New Developmental Period”, and Dr. John Walkup, who will discuss “Anxiety and Depression among College Students: A Developmental Perspective”. Parking is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call Marcellus Jagger at 914-997-5724 for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold an Estate Planning Seminar from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Music Series event from 8-10 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

    Andrea Del Sarto's Study of the Head

    Andrea Del Sarto’s Study of the Head

  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • St. John’s Wilmot Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host its Family Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at The White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) from noon-5:30 p.m. Visit wppresby.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host a show and discussion about artist Andrea Del Sarto and his work during the Florentine Renaissance. There will also be a reception prior to the 6:30 p.m. presentation. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will present their “Coffee and Conversation” series at The New Rochelle Public Library from 9:30-11 a.m. The special guest for the event will be The Journal News editorial staff. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host an art/history lecture on “Ghetto, Emancipation, Emigration: The Story of the German Jews, Pt. 1” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will “A Mansion and Cottage Trolley Tour” from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The tour includes stops at Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt House and the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage. It also includes lunch on Arthur Avenue. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its Octoberfest from 7-11 p.m. There will be German food, live music and dancing. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Pianist Vassily Primakov will perform at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will kick off its 2016-17 season with a tribute to Mozart at 8 p.m. in Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Peter Daniel Walker at 1 p.m. as he goes through a history of early American music. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe at the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot at Main Street from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • The Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima Church (5 Strathmore Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 10 a.m.-6p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit annunciation-fatima.com for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle’s Brotherhood and Sisterhood will host Bowling Blast at Bowlmor Lanes (47 Tarrytown Road, White Plains) from 8-10 p.m. You must be 21 or older to participate. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will hold a summer camp advisory session to provide parents with a chance to hear about the school’s summer art and music programs. The session will run from 3:30-5 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an informational session about college arts programs from 10-11:30 a.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community College Center for the Arts (196 Central Avenue, White Plains) will hold a “Pinhole Camera Workshop” from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit edu/locations/arts for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “Rhythms & Cures: Healing Drum Circle with Damon Jackson”. Learn about the ancient therapeutic approach to healing and self-expression. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Meet and Greet a Dog” from 3-4 p.m. Here’s your chance to pet and play with friendly dogs from The Good Dog Foundation. Visit scarsdalelibrary.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.

    Ajkun Ballet's Dracula

    Ajkun Ballet’s Dracula

  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host its Children’s Halloween Festival at Leonard Morange Park (Parkway Road, Bronxville) from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Ajkun Ballet’s debut production of “Dracula” will take place at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit ajkunbt.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a free 3-p.m. concert, featuring Glen Roethel, Janie Barnett, David Goldman, Neil Okeson, Teri Scheinzeit, Amy Soucy and Ina May Wool, in an effort to raise awareness about gun safety. Pastor Jim O’Hanlon of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, who founded the Do Not Stand Idly By campaign is scheduled to be one of several speakers. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Halloween Frightfully Fun Festival and Parade will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Court Street between Martine and Main Street. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

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

 

Enjoying The First Official Weekend Of Summer

Dear friends and neighbors,

Summer officially got underway this week so why don’t you celebrate by enjoying everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer. There is so much to see and do in our cities, towns and villages, including concerts, lectures and dancing.

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 New Rochelle Opera will celebrate its 31st anniversary with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” at the Frank Auriana Theatre, Mooney-Hancock Arts Center at the Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. There will also be performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue to host its “Week of Readings By Poets and Writers” at the school’s Donnelley Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Thomas Lux, the author of Selected Poems 1982-2012, will read from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nami Mun, whose first book Miles from Nowhere, received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, The Hopwood Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award, will read from 4-5 p.m. Naomi Jackson and Jeff McDaniel will present a “Summer Seminar for Writers Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its summer reading program at 2:30 with a visit by James Eyring, Master Falconer, specializing in birds of prey. Eyring will have a hawk, kestrel, owls, and falcons, demonstrating their abilities. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Summer Concert Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Parkway Road at Palmer Avenue with a performance by Sue & The Fun Ghouls. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information. Sue_and_the_Fun_Ghouls_logo_V3-349x273
  • The group Magic Touch will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 Friday

  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue to host its “Week of Readings By Poets and Writers” at the school’s Donnelley Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Mark Jude Poirier, who wrote the novel Goats and the story collection Unsung Heroes of American Industry, will speak from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Yusef Komunyakaa, who won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, will read from 4-5 p.m. Nami Mun and Komunyakaa will host a “Summer Seminar For Writers Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • All Westchester County pools and beaches will officially open for the summer season. The Saxon Woods pool in White Plains and Glen Island in New Rochelle are among the pools and beaches that will open. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • 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 Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • Tango Night returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:45 p.m. Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia and Mayte Vicens are scheduled to perform. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a virtual tour/exploration of Yellowstone, America’s first national Park. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Grand canyon of Yellowstone

    Grand canyon of Yellowstone

  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department’s “Parties in the Park” program will continue from 6-8 p.m. at Davis Park on Bradley Road. There will be music and other entertainment for the whole family. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with an Erev Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Diana Schutt will speak about her daughter’s transgender experience. Mosaic of Westchester, a resource center for the LGBTQ community, will participate in the evening. Visit sstte.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a “Publish and Promote Your Book Conference” from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. during which prominent New York City literary agents, major publishing house editors, public relations experts, and social media experts will speak and give advice on how writers can get their work published. Visit sarahlawrence.edu 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 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is sponsoring a free fishing weekend for Saturday and Sunday. Anyone can fish for free in fresh or marine waters of New York State even if they don’t have a license. All other regulations apply. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.
  • The closing reception for SHE will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will launch its annual summer reading program with a performance by the “Bash The Trash” duo at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmsted Avenue, Scarsdale) summer reading program will kick off at 11 a.m. with a presentation of Mad Science. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • David Calamari, a Scarsdale magician and junior at Scarsdale High, will present “Nothing Up My Sleeves: An Intimate Evening of Close-up Magic” at &;30 at The Center@862 [862 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale). Visit center862.com 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.

    Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway

    Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway

  • 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.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host YIS On Tour at The Met, Art History and Judaism and Jewish History Through Art at 11 a.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chorale Society’s 39th season of “Summer Sings” continues at The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchoralesociety.org for more information.

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

 

 

Enjoying The First Weekend In May

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re closing out April and welcoming May this weekend and the best way to celebrate is to spend time in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of speeches, concerts, ceremonies, dances and movies in our cities, towns and villages to fill your weekend. The weather is supposed to be spectacular, so get out enjoy it.

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

  • Retired archivist Ray Geselbracht will speak at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 1:30 p.m. He has worked at the Truman Library in Missouri, The National Archives in Washington and has served as the special assistant to the director in Hyde Park, N.Y. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay park) will host a “Garden Art Talk” centering on figures, fountains and peacocks Lachaise Garden Sculptures (1920-35) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Gaston Lachaise,Long-Tailed Peacock and Short-Tailed Peacock

    Gaston Lachaise,Long-Tailed Peacock and Short-Tailed Peacock

  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre season continues with a performance of “Uniform Convergence”, a show that chronicles the lives of a 19th century Russian mathematician and a present-day Asian-American math professor. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit www. sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Chocolate Works in Scarsdale (450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale) will host “A Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. Visit chocolateworks.com/scarsdale more information.

FRIDAY

  • The City of New Rochelle will observe Arbor Day with a tree planting in Ruby Dee Park at The New Rochelle Library Green 2-3 PM. There will also be a children’s workshop. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a digital presentation with historical commentary followed by a discussion that will explore the National Mall in Washington, D.C. visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale Arbor Day Ceremony will take place at Hyatt Park (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) from 1:30-2 p.m. Contact Josh Ringel at jringel@scarsdale.com for more information.

    Planting trees in Scarsdale on Arbor Day.

    Planting trees in Scarsdale on Arbor Day.

  • Operation Prom Dress Giveaway will take place at The County Center in White Plains from 1-5 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to students in need. Services are available to children in financial need, those who are homeless, sick, or disabled. School supplies and scholarships are available in addition to our regular donations of Prom dresses and tuxedos. Visit operationprom.org for more information.
  • The “Spring Fever Baseball Card Show” will take place at The County Center from 2-8 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit nyshows.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau will host its 8th Annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. There will be dinner and prizes in addition to the dancing. Tickets are available at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains, Monday through Friday (9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.) For more information please contact Adrienne Rivers at: arivers@whiteplainsny.gov or 422.1378.
  • Saxophonist Alex McCabe and pianist Paul Odeh will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Amato Opera Company will perform, complete with 18th-century costumes and handcrafted masks, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Spring Dance Concert, featuring performances by undergraduate and graduate students, will take place in the school’s Bessie Schonberg Dance Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The award-winning Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) drama club will present “Sister Act” on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Undiscovered Realm Comic and Toy Expo will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Undiscovered-Con.com for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester’s “All Romantic Concert”. Violinist Tessa Lark will perform Antonin Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, op. 53, in A minor at 8 p.m. at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Visit symphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Huguenot Cabaret will take place at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) at 6 p.m. There will be cocktails, a buffet, a silent auction and more in addition to the show. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Rocky Middleton

    Rocky Middleton

  • The Symphony of Westchester will present an all-romantic music program featuring violinist Tessa Lark at Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold a special Faculty Concert at Faust Harrison Pianos (214 Central Avenue, White Plains). Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Taste of Scarsdale … Just Desserts: Satisfying your sweet tooth with master baker Seth Greenberg” from 2-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School jazz students will perform at the Scarsdale Library with anyone from the community who wishes to “jam with them”. The performance begins at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will hold its Spring Tag Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The April’s Child Walk-A-Thon will take place at Rye Playland beginning at 9 a.m. April’s Child, which works to raise awareness about how to prevent child abuse and neglect, serves the City of New Rochelle. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jtwgxfe for more information.
  • The Jackie’s Walk 4HD (Huntington’s Disease) will take place at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle at 10 a.m. Visit help4hd-international.org/JHWalk4HD for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to bikers 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present a special screening of DARAJA GIRLS: Powerful Beyond Measure at 6:30. The film focuses on the cultural exchange at high schools in Northern California as two Daraja students journey to the U.S. for the first time. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Back To The Garden 1969”, a celebration of Woodstock, at 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information. BTG-Portfolio-Image
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Road, New Rochelle) will host The Strawfest Strawberry Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, vendors, games and attractions and strawberry-themed foods. Visit cnr.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Songs for Seeds Concert in conjunction with its Mazel Tots Open House from 4-5 p.m. The Song for Seeds is an award-winning children’s music program. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Mayfair, an annual community outreach carnival, at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will host a celebration of American composer Randall Thompson at 4 p.m. at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale). Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series will present clarinetist Alan Kay in a 6 p.m. concert at the school (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Sound Shore Chorale will present its 38th annual Spring Concert – An All-Schubert Program at 3 p.m. at the Arrigoni Center (48 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit soundshorechorale.org for more information.
  • There will be a “Blessing of the Bikes” at the First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) at 9:15 a.m. Reverend Tim Dalton will conduct a short service, asking God to bless each rider and bike for the upcoming riding season. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Allegro Singers: Soprano Monique McDonald and Friends will perform at The Eastchester Library at 3 p.m. McDonald will perform arias from famous operas, Neapolitan songs and Broadway standards. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information

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