Have A Spook-Tacular Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

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

    Melissa Rivers

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

FRIDAY

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Mexican Day of the Dead

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

SUNDAY

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

    Humane Society Rabies Clinic

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

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

 

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October Arrives In The 88th Assembly District So Enjoy The Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Where did September go? It seems like we were just celebrating Labor Day yet October arrives this weekend. That means a great deal of fun fall activities in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

Yom Kippur is also this weekend. Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement – marks the culmination of the 10 Days of Awe, a period of introspection and repentance. I hope that everyone who is observing has an easy fast.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host author Elaine Freed Lindenblatt at 2 p.m. as she discusses her book “Stop at the Red Apple”, a memoir about travelers in the 1950s heading to the Catskills. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host author Noah Isenberg as part of its “Books and Coffee” Series at 7 p.m. He will be discussing “We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie”. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information. 
  • The Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Ursula Church (129 East Birch Street, Mount Vernon) will host it’s annual Fall Carnival from 4-10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, on Saturday from noon-11 p.m. and Sunday from 2-10 p.m. Visit stspeterpaulandstursula.org for more information.
  • Jeff Dawson will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will host “Cocktails and Conversations” at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) with writer Dahlia Lithwick (a senior editor at Slate and contributing editor at Newsweek) and Rebecca Traister (author of Big Girls Don’t Cry and All the Single Ladies) as they discuss politics and the Constitution. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “From the Heart: A Treasury of Italian Songs”, a one-hour video featuring some of Italy’s most beautiful and emotional love songs, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a Tea and Chocolate Tasting at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The United Hebrew Autumn Celebration will take place from 6-9 p.m. at The Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit uhgc.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Bad Boyz Comedy Tour” featuring Joseph Anthony, Mike Marino, Tom Daddario and Frank Santorelli at 7:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information .
  • Mike LaMassa will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host SUNY Binghamton professor Stephen Ortiz at 1 p.m. as he discusses America and the First World War. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Mike DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Holy Trinity Greek Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host “A Comedy Night” featuring Ellen Karis at 7 p.m. Visit holytrinitynr.org/announcements/philoptochos-comedy-night-ft-ellen-karis for more information.

    Ellen Karis

  • The Poet’s Corner (570 main Street, New Rochelle) will host author Peg Alford Pursell and poet Michael Collins as they read their work at 7 p.m. Visit nrca.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Touch-A-Truck from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Immaculate Conception Church Field (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe). Visit jlbtouchatruck.weebly.com.
  • Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host retired NYPD detective and comedian Mark DeMayo at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Four “C’s” of the Art of Naples” at noon. Learn about Cameo, Corals, Capodimonte and Caravaggio and the impact they had on the art world. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Health is Wealth Community Fair will take place at The Remington Boys and Girls Club (116 Guion Place, New Rochelle) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be health screenings, a blood drive, child safety kits and more. Visit healthiswealthcommunityfair.info for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.

    Roger Howarth

  • 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 Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for its latest exhibit entitled “GotArt” from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance Auto Show will take place from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Chase Road in Scarsdale. Visit scarsdaleconcours.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for The First Annual Juried Art Show entitled “Intricate Mind” at 2 p.m. Visit nrca.org for more information.
  • Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Roger Howarth, who plays Franco on General Hospital, for a Sunday morning brunch with a meet and greet after the show. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will present “Tango Rendezvous From Argentina”, a program featuring tango and contemporary Argentinian music, at 3:45 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

Corks, Forks, Jazz and Casablanca This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a jam-packed weekend we have on tap in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, meetings, lectures, dinners, the White Plains Jazz Fest and much more taking place in our cities, towns and villages.

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 that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host speaker Dr. Jane Gerber as part of The Women of Reform Judaism Fall Dinner at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a screening of the Humphrey Bogart classic “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Ray Blue Quartet, a Peekskill-based jazz ensemble from 7:30-9:30 p.m. followed by Jazz Jam as part of the 2017 White Plains JazzFest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the films “Breakfast at Ina’s” and “The Last Blintz” from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Westchester native Kent Patterson will discuss his book “Images of America: Westchester County Airport” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host “From the Branch to the Bottle”, a presentation and sampling of olive oils by the Twisted Branch Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will be hosting “Corks & Forks”, an evening of wine tasting, specialty cocktails and tastings of foods donated, prepared, and served by local restaurants, at 7 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano Sextet at 8 p.m. as part of the White Plains Jazz Fest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day” from noon-3 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, a DJ and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. for the exhibit entitled “The Children’s Hour”. Artists Randy Bolton, Holland Cunningham, Cristina Grassi, Elizabeth Holtry, Scott Hunt, Leslie Lerner, Dennis Masback and Andrew Shears will be on hand. Visit nrca.org for more information.

    Luiz Aragon

  • Jazz pianist Jon Wiess will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites women living or working in Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semiannual Sip & Swirl events for interested new members at Wayside Cottage on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its “Back to School Video Dance Party” for teens at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is for middle schoolers. No parents allowed. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with New Rochelle Department of Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon from 9:30-11 a.m. at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Larisa Schuckle, a field educator with the Ethical Choices Program Educating for a Better World, will discuss the connection between diet and health at The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 4 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host author Stephen Jaffe at 1 p.m. as he discusses the history of New York City and its surrounding communities during World War I. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host the 6th annual Picnic in the Park with a 6 p.m. showing of “Battle of the Sexes”. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. The film will be followed by a picnic in the park across the street from the theater. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its historical fiction book club “Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. There will be tea and snacks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a special Community Day event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and its impact on New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • Selichot Service at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will screen and discuss the Tom Hanks film “A Hologram for a King” at 7 p.m. followed by dessert and a Selichot service. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (40 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host special guest speaker Ruth Messinger, the former president of the American Jewish World Service and Manhattan Borough President, for a powerful evening of learning, introspection, and conversation at 8:30 p.m. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest. D’Rivera is a 14-time Grammy winner. Visit artswestchester.org
  • The City of White Plains Wellness Week Festival will take place at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street from noon-4 p.m. Visit ww.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Great White Plains Campout will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 2 p.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. Activities include nature workshops, kayaking, games, magic show, outdoor movie, a campfire, ghost stories, and leisure fun under the stars. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to 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 New Rochelle Opera will present “Leonard Bernstein & Friends” at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Author’s Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. The bookseller will also host author Barbara Santarelli, who penned “Everything I Ever Wanted” for a discussion at 2 p.m. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • The Angels in the Chamber Ensemble will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest concludes with an all-day concert on the Jazz Fest Main Stage on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. The SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars, The Kenny Lee All-Stars, The Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet, Sage and Donald Harrison are all scheduled to perform beginning at noon. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Town Wide Yard Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Hutchinson River Restoration Project will host its annual cleanup of the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Shore Road and City Island Road in the Bronx. Volunteers will launch from canoes to help clean and restore the banks of the Hutchinson River, including Pelham Bay Park. Visit eventbrite.com/e/thomas-pell-wildlife-sanctuary-clean-up-tickets-36926519213 for more information.

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

 

 

Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve arrived at the last weekend in April and I can’t believe how much there is to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, shows, discussions, galas and much, much more on tap.

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 first of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings about loved ones they have lost through writing. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with subsequent meetings on May 4 and May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Westchester County Federation of Women’s Club, which includes clubs in Scarsdale, Bronxville and White Plains, will host its annual spring conference luncheon and Woman of the Year presentation at The Davenport Mansion on the Sound (400 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Paul Tramontozzi of KBK Wealth Management will host “Quality of Life: MIT Age Lab and You” at 5 p.m. at Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). He will discuss optimizing retirement. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host WOW The Women of Worth from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Schoenfeld Gym. There will be dancing, raffles, food and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Concordia College New York Student Art Exhibition opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. at the OSilas Gallery. Visit concordia-ny-edu for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “$aving Bansky”, a film about an art collector’s attempts to save a Bansky painting from destruction at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence”, a film narrated by Roger Waters about graffiti writers of the late 60s and early 70s, at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Atelier 811 Gallery (811 North Broadway, White Plains) will host an exhibition featuring photographer Joseph Squillante from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then through May 25. Squillante specializes in scenes of the Hudson River. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will hosts a Trends & Treasures Fashion Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust lane, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Ambassadors For Successful Aging Senior Services Navigator program will host a Kickoff For the Aging Network event at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-noon. The program will provide insight as to how seniors can maintain their independence. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 6:15-9 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Poet Alex Dmitrov will host “Ritual, Magic & The Coasts: The San Francisco Renaissance & New York School Poets” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Faso Foli, a West-African drumming ensemble, will perform at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 5-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • CJ Cullens Tavern (77 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will host a free comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Call 914-740-7106 for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues a presentation of the French film “Mustang” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Lale, a young Turkish girl, and her four sisters, each of whom are being suppressed by their family after an innocent encounter with a group of boys. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman as part of the Morgan & Marjorie Miller Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series for a three-day event focusing on Judaism in the 21st Friday’s program is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. The program will continue Saturday (10:30 a.m.) and Sunday (10:45 a.m.). Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Theater Company will present Peter Pan, Jr. at Pelham High School (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 8 p.m. and again Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamchildrenstheater.com for more information.
  • Guy Eshed, the principal flutist from the Israeli Philharmonic, will coach students at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) from 7-9 p.m. The public is invited to watch the session and listen to the music. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) to perform between 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a Home Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a series of 20-minute workshops from local experts on home-related trends. Visit http://www.jorg for more information.
  • Operation Prom will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1-4 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon- 2p.m.). Operation Prom helps thousands of students from across the country attend their prom at little or no cost. Visit operationprom.org for more information.
  • Chris Merwin will play the Japanese Shakuhachi flute at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3 p.m. Merwin is classically trained on the end-blown bamboo flute. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will hold a free Arbor Day celebration at 1 p.m. Certified ISA arborist Mike McGowan will host a discussion and demonstration. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Students for Refugees will host “The Refugee Experience” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Scarsdale High School (2 Brewster Road School District Entrance). Syrian student Ahed Festuk, Chris George, the director of IRIS, and Mary Refling, co-founder of The Westchester Refugee Task Force, are scheduled to speak. Contact Maggie Favretti at mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a four-day book sale beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pieces of Hope Event & Fifth Annual Autism Awareness Walk will take place at The United Preschool (456 North Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Contact Joan Colangelo at colangelo@cpwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Pius X (91 Secor Road, Scarsdale) will host “An Evening of Broadway”, featuring Scarsdale High graduate Maria Failla, at 8 p.m. St. Pius X music director David Schmidt and special guests Gillian Hassert and Kyle Torrence are also scheduled to perform. Acclaimed composer Georgia Stitt will accompany on the keyboard. Visit stpiusxchurch.com for more information.
  • Senior Pastor Dr. Allen Paul Weaver and the Choice Men’s Ministry of the Bethesda Baptist Church (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Brotherhood Weekend from Friday through Sunday. An all-male worship service will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and will be led by Dr. Calvin Sampson, Sr., the pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Manhattan. There will be a health fair on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Roderick Caesar, Jr. of the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Queens will speak. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • I will be hosting The Pelham Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony at The Daronco Town House (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-6 p.m. as part of a Women’s History Month celebration. Visit amypaulin.com for more information.
  • Celebrate Arbor Day as the Village of Scarsdale and the Friends of the Scarsdale Parks will host a “Community Planting Day” from 10 a.m.- 4p.m. along the South Fox Meadow Brook, which is part of the Bronx River watershed. Planting will take place in the Brewster Road-Harwood Wetland. Volunteers will meet in the Scarsdale High gravel parking lot. Registration is required. Visit scarsdale.com/recreation for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host their annual fundraiser at The Scarsdale Golf Club (1 Clubway, Hartsdale) from 7-11 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe at the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com/recycling for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host the “Spring Clothing Closet Sale” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be new and used clothing, books, records, CDCs and more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Rotary Club will host its Annual Dinner and Auction at The Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s honoree is Bronxville schools superintendent Dr. David Quattrone. Contact Doris Benson (dwbenson1@verison.net) for more information.
  • The Ukranian Folk Art Festival will take place at The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be a concert of Ukrainian regional folk village-style polyphony featuring the Ukrainian Village Voices. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Ukrainian Village Voices

  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Meet The Mural Kings”, a documentary about legendary muralists and graffiti artists at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester and Bloomingdale’s (175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) will team up for “From the Streets to Bloomingdale’s”, a shopping day to benefit ArtsWestchester and its education programs, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 70th Years Big Night Out Anniversary Gala at The Sunningdale Country Club (300 Underhill Road, Scarsdale)at 7 p.m. Past JLCW president Janice Starr and Susan Fox, the president and CEO of White Plains Hospital, will be honored. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Salsa Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Lawrence Block’s “Hilliard’s Ceremony” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 9:15 a.m.-noon. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Vintage Market will be at The Ebersole Ice Rink (110 Lake Street, White Plains) in Delfino Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. There will be vintage, glassware, clothing, furniture and more for sale. The Market will also be open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson will perform at Sarah Lawrence College’s Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 7:30-9.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. when Linda Leavitt, the former editor of The Scarsdale Inquirer, will host “My Favorite Stories”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host The 2017 Future Filmmakers Festival, which will highlight the filmmaking talents of Westchester teens, at 2:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) will host its annual “Strawberry Festival” from noon-5 p.m. There will be games, food, music and, of course, strawberries. Visit cnr.edu for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center will host a fundraising event at Barry’s Boot Camp at The Golden Horseshoe Mall (1142 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 1-2 p.m. This one-hour workout class is for participants 15 years and older. Visit thecenter862.com for more information.
  • Jon Manasse, the principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, will coach the students of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Sound Shore Chorale will perform at Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (48 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle) from 3-5 p.m. They will be perfroming Vivaldi’s Gloria. Visit soundshorechorale.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Greek Orthodox Church’s Holy Trinity Dance Troupe will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. The group will perform traditional dances from the Greek Islands and the mainland. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Town of Greenburgh will host its first annual Motorcycle Safety Event in the Dannon Parking Lot (100 Hillside Avenue, White Plains) across from the Greenburgh Town Hall from noon-4 p.m. The Greenburgh police, Empire Harley Davidson, Hudson Valley Suzuki Kawasaki, Triumph of Westchester and many more groups will be on hand for demonstrations and discussions. The rain date is May 7. Visit greenburghny.com for more information.
  • The Hudson Valley Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Club will host the 14th annual Chavayrim Kol Yisrael Awards Luncheon at Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) at 1 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk, will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The Symphony will perform Brahms Symphony 1, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Elgar’s cello concerto. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “An All Bronxville a Cappella Showcase” from 3-5

    Yung-Chiu Wang

    p.m. SHA! Cappella, Bronxville High School’s only a cappella group, SLC Majors, an all-part group from Sarah Lawrence College, Treble in Paradise, an all-female alto and soprano group, and Vocal Minority, Sarah Lawrence College’s only all-male group, are scheduled to perform. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Mayfair will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be bounce houses, obstacles courses, pony rides, food and more. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence Chamber Music Program will present “Wall-to-Wall Chamber Music”, a concert at the school’s Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Taiwanese-born concert pianist Yung-Chiu Wang will perform Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations at the Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 3 p.m. as part of the SCC Concert Series. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy will sponsor a trolley tour of historic White Plains. The Purdy House in White Plains and the Miller House in North White Plains are among the locations on the tour. Visit doll1776.com/events.html for more information.

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

 

Here Comes October

Dear friends and neighbors,

Where did September go? For most of us, fall has arrived too quickly. Now, however, it is time to go out and enjoy all the wonderful events that the 88th Assembly District has to offer.

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

  • Local author Richard Zacks will discuss his latest book “Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour” at
    Tara Rosenblum

    Tara Rosenblum

    The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Travel Opening Tea” at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Woman of Excellence Dinner will take place at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. This year’s honorees are Iona College political science professor Jeanne Ziro, WVOX and WVIP vice chairwoman Cindy Gallagher, Holy Name of Jesus director of religious instruction Catherine Francese and News12 anchor/reporter Tara Rosenblum. Visit newrochellechamber.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will present Cocktails and Conversation: The Murder Mystery Edition at 6:30 p.m. Mystery authors Maggie Barbieri, who writes as Maggie McConnon, and Laura Bradford will be on hand to talk murder mysteries and answer questions. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will participate in The Manhattan Shorts Film Festival 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.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 Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Paint Night”, which will allow guests to explore their artistic side. There will also be a children’s Halloween costume exchange. Bring a costume and take home a different costume. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Fall Classic Baseball Card Show returns to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-8 p.m. The show will continue on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit nyshows.org for more information.

    Veronica Lake

    Veronica Lake

  • The Stamp, Coin and Paper Money Show will also return to the County Center from noon-6 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • St. John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will present “I Married A Witch” at 7 p.m. as part of its classic movie night series. The film is a romantic comedy starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • Professor Louis Leonini will discuss the origins of the telephone in a 7:30 p.m. presentation entitled “Who Invented the Telephone? Meucci vs. Bell” at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe). Visit wiccny.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. 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 Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester at Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • St. John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host a garden party and open house from 1-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Church of St. Pius X (91 Secor Road, Scarsdale) will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 9:30 a.m. on the church grounds. Visit stpiusxchurch.com for more information.
  • The transFORM Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) will host a closing reception for the exhibit “Rescue Me”, a rescue benefit event for the Humane Society of Westchester, from 3-7 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception for “Remedy, An Exhibition” from 4-6 p.m. The show explores how art can help society deal with mankind’s ailments. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its fourth annual “Salute to Seniors” in a day-long celebration. There will be a lunch, a reception and much more. Visit gramatanvillag.org for more information.
  • The Speeder (55+) Art Show will take place at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-4 p.m. The show is sponsored by Bronxville Senior Citizens. Visit bronxvilleseniors.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. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Concordia College’s OSilas Gallery (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a concert in conjunction with its latest exhibition “The Art of War: Posters from World War I and World War II” at 3 p.m. Visit osilasgallery.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Fall Festival will take place at the Weinberg Nature Center (455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 1-4 p.m. There will be animal shows, games, apple-cider making and more. Visit weinbergnaturecenter.org for more details.osilas
  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for its latest show “Small Is Beautiful” at the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (655 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-3 p.m. Visit iona.edu/artscouncil for more information.
  • John’s, Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold a “Blessing of the Animals” at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will also hold a “Blessing of the Animals” at 10 a.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Gramatan Village and the Westchester End of Life Coalition/Live with Care will present harpist Catharine DeLong in a 3 p.m. concert at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Towns Cup golf tournament will take place at Leewood Golf Club (One Leewood Drive, Eastchester) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The tournament is open to all Eastchester residents 18 years and older. Additionally, members of Lake Isle Country Club, Siwanoy Country Club and Leewood Golf Club are eligible to participate. Call the Leewood Golf Shop at 914-793-5821 for more information.

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

 

The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence Highlights A Big Musical Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall officially arrived this week and what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with music. There are so many concerts this week in the 88th Assembly District, from the White Plains Jazz Festival to the Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe, that it will be difficult to choose just one.

The biggest musical event, however, will occur in New Rochelle on Sunday when The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will take place at the Bandshell in Hudson Park at noon. I am sponsoring the concert, along with the City of New Rochelle, as part of a nationwide series of concerts aimed at bringing attention to the unprecedented level of gun violence in this country. Please join us in New Rochelle Sunday afternoon and then head over to Scarsdale, where the music will continue at The Scarsdale Congregational Church.

Join me and take a stand against gun violence. I hope to see you in New Rochelle, Scarsdale and at some of the other concerts 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host a Healthy and Active Life Line Screening. Visit lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Literature Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Sarah Bracey White, who is the director of arts and culture for the Town of Greenburgh, will share her coming-of-age memoir. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.

    Sarah Bracey White

    Sarah Bracey White

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its three-day book swap from 1-8:30 p.m. The swap will continue on Friday (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m-3 p.m.) Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 8 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The St. John’s Wilmot Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold an indoor tag sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit stjohnswilmot.com/ for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) Jazz Faculty Quartet will host a jazz workshop at 6:30 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The ADL in Westchester will host its Building Bridges Toward Justice Gala at the Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special performance by the Mount Vernon Interfaith Choir. Visit adl.org/adlinwestchester2016 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will screen “Rooted in Peace”, a documentary by Greg Reitman about the world in which we live. Reitman will be on hand following the film for a Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.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 New Rochelle ArtsFest will kick off a weekend-long festival featuring art exhibits, open studios, live music and dance, films, a classic car show, all of which will celebrate the arts in New Rochelle and Pelham. There are nearly three dozen events over the course of the three-day festival. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Fall Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

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    Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet

  • The JCC of MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Avenue) will present “World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens” as he discusses the world after Brexit, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Bart Tesoriero and The Art of Brooklyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will hold a wine and cheese tasting at 7 p.m. on the library’s new reading patio at 7 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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. 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 Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions from 5-7 p.m. Contact band director Thanos Kokkalas at kokkalas@me.com or call 347-701-6211 for more information.
  • The Wartburg Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wartburg Historic Campus (1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon). There will be food, entertainment, shopping and more. Visit wartburg.org/event/wartburg-fall-festival/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live”. You can explore the mansion and experience guided tours for free between noon and 4 p.m. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/?no-ist= for your free ticket.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Louis and Ella in Concert”, a musical tribute to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will present “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again on Sunday (1 and 4:30 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Taylor Dayne, Expose and Betty Dee of Sweet Sensation, who have combined for more than 30 Top-100 Billboard hits. Visit gpfny.org/event/concert2016/ for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will present a Melanoma Symposium at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8:15 a.m.-noon. Skin safety, screening and melanoma prevention will be discussed. Visit aimatmelanoma.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital (55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville) will host a parent and baby fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit nyplawrence.org for more information.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Visit parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/saxon-woods-garage-sale for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Selichot, a program of forgiveness. Theatre Dybbuk, a Jewish theatrical arts and education program, will present a journey of personal connections and forgiveness beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will conduct a double-reed making workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will celebrate Art House Movie Day by showing “Time Bandits” at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Time Bandits

    Time Bandits

  • The Source International African Jazz Band will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Intergenerational Concert will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. as part of New Rochelle ArtsFest. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Tutti Bravi Productions will present Spirits and Souls: Voices From the Trinity Burial Grounds at 4 p.m. at The New Rochelle Public Library. It’s a series of monologues from 18th and 19th-century New Rochelle natives who are buried at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Church. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.
  • The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host the 37th annual Wheelchair Games from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit burke.org.
  • 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.
  • Arts at Five Anderson (Five Anderson Street, New Rochelle) will open its studios from noon until 4 p.m. to allow the artists in residency to display their current works. Artists include Meredith Degyansky, Brandy Bajalia, Wade Schaming, Victoria Estok, Stephanie Spitz and Thiago Goncalves. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • grow! Lincoln Park fifth annual Arts and Culture Fest – Arts in the Park will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-6 p.m. There will be music, food and more. Visit facebook.com/growlincolnpark for more information.

 Sunday

  • The New Rochelle Concert Across America To End Gun Violence will take place at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle from noon-5 p.m. I will be hosting the concert in conjunction with the City of New Rochelle. Visit concertacrossamerica.org/ for more information.
  • Pianist Gwhyneth Chen will perform at The Scarsdale Congregational Church (One Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Visit scc-ucc.org/index.php/music/concert-series for more information.

    Gwhyneth Chen

    Gwhyneth Chen

  • 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. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The third annual Eastchester 5K run will take place at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Visit eastchester5k.org for more information.
  • The 9th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) and end at New Rochelle High School. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and The Taconic Opera will perform at The Westchester Music Conservatory (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Car Show will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host the Shofar Factory Family Fun Day from noon-1:30 p.m. Make your own shofar and celebrate the holiday in style. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will host a Scarecrow Festival at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the Scarsdale Pool (311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale). Children and adults can create their own life-size scarecrows. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Jazz and Food Festival will conclude with a day-long lineup of musical acts and food on Mamaroneck Avenue between Martine Avenue and Mitchell Place (White Plains) from noon-5:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org.
  • James Coll, a professor at Hofstra University and the founder of ChangeNYS.org, will speak at the JCC MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) about the 2016 election cycle. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at noon. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a reception for the 101st Annual Open Juried Show at the New Rochelle Public Library from 5:15-7 p.m. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Larry Newcomb Quartet will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 3-4:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will take place at 10 a.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains). Visitcom/barrywalks for more information.

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