Celebrating Mother’s Day in the 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone has a happy, special day with their mom this weekend. And, what better way to celebrate with her than to spend it in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the final of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings through writing about loved ones they have lost. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will host “It Takes a Village: A Scarsdale Showcase” fundraiser at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale). The Del Bocas will be performing at the benefit, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org for more information.
  • Rabbi David Schuck and Dr. Carol Diament will present “Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe” at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. A coffee breakfast will follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Action Committee will host a movie event at Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) with a 7:30 presentation of “A Green Chariot”. It’s a drama set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv about identity, belonging and romance. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Author Lori Fettner will read from her book “Welcome to Motherhood” at Barnes & Noble (680 White Plains Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Contact Fettner at LoriFettner@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “Norma Rae”, the Academy-Award winning film starring Sally Field, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The George Coleman, Jr. New Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Alvin & Friends will also host “Cocktails and Conversations: Media Literacy in the Era of Alternative Facts” with Sunny Hostin, Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View, and Christopher J. Farley, the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “The Style and Aesthetics of Caravaggio and Raphael” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host the PRC Barrier Breakers Wheelchair Basketball team at 5:30 p.m. The Barrier Breakers are open to Westchester children between 10 and 21 and are eligible to receive services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Visit cpwestchester.org/wheelchairbasketball.html for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Festival Orchestra will hold auditions from 4-11 p.m. at the Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale). All high school musicians are invited. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

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

    Fran Tarkenton

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Melanie Simard

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

SUNDAY

  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Children of Eden”, a relevant spin on the book of Genesis, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sunday will take place on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sur La Table (125 Westchester Avenue Suite 2805A, White Plains) by participating in the Mommy & Me Baking Event from 10 a.m.-noon. Students will work together to create from-scratch Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleine Cookies and Meringue Roses. Visit surlatable.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will perform at The Grinton Will Public Library (1500 Central Park Avenue, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.

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

 

 

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Music, Movies And More This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The weather took a fall turn this week but that doesn’t mean the weekend has to be spent raking leaves and doing yard work. There are plenty of wonderful activities in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District to keep you busy outside of the backyard.

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 Bronxville Summer Concert Series performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Park Place. Andrew Cole and The Bravo Hops will be performing. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

    Taconic Opera "Opera Has A Baby" Gala.

    Taconic Opera

  • The Taconic Opera’s annual fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. in the C.V. Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains). This year’s theme is “Opera Has a Baby”, featuring artists who will perform arias about young children. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “In Search of St. Francis”, a film about the legendary saint, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. will present a Homeowners Outreach Workshop at the New Rochelle Library from 1-4:00 p.m. Workshop topics include the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, mortgage default and delinquency counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, transitioning counseling, load modifications and credit counseling. Call 914-428-4507, ext. 307 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 Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual fundraiser on the grounds of The Marble School House (388 California Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Come and Meet John Adams”. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its Sunset Classical Concert Series at 7 p.m. when violinist Kristina Giles and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuesum.org for more information.

    Rebecca Pechefsky

    Rebecca Pechefsky

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Home and Garden Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Well-known gardener Kent Russell will be the featured speaker. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) brings back its Coffeehouse House Music Series with an 8 p.m. performance by singer-songwriter Judy Kass and Glen Roethel. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Picnic Shabbat” featuring blessing, songs, a picnic dinner, desserts, games and more. Remember to bring a blanket. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss and clarinet legend Sol Yaged will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) will celebrate “Oktoberfest” from noon-3 p.m. with knockwurst, red cabbage, desserts and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a Coffee & Conversation at The New Rochelle Library from 9:30-11 a.m. with New Rochelle City Council member Ivar Hyden. Visit nrpl.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 Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a furniture drive from 9 a.m.-noon to benefit Furniture Sharehouse. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Community Action Partnership Advisory Council will present a “Mardi Gras Jazz and Gospel Fest” at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 5-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Blood Type Ragu” will be performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Latin Music Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Saturday Night Comedy Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Picnic in the Park, a screening followed by a picnic
    The House of Medici

    The House of Medici

    in the park across the street. There will be dancing as well. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host a discussion on the Medici dynasty at 10:30 a.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Youth Bureau will present “A Day of Wellness” from noon-4 p.m. on Court Street next to the Galleria. Talk to doctors, dentists and other health professionals while enjoying food and games. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Art Association will kick open its 101st annual Juried Exhibition at the New Rochelle Library. The show will run through Oct. 23. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9 invites everyone to set sail on a Statue of Liberty fundraising cruise that will leave from Fort Slocum Road (New Rochelle). Detective John Hynes of the Pelham Police Department can provide information about tickets etc. and can be reached at (914) 738-2000 or detppd@aol.com.

 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.
  • 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 Tuckahoe Challenge Road Race will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe). Check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be one-mile and 5K races, both beginning and ending at the community center. Visit tuckahoe.com 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 fourth annual New Rochelle Street Fair will take place on Main Street between Centre and North Avenue from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

  • New Rochelle FoodFest 2016 kicks off a weeklong celebration of eating in the city. It’s an opportunity to sample the diverse and delicious culinary delights in New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com/foodfest for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host a prospective member informational session at 201 Highbrook Avenue, Pelham at 2 p.m. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “OPERATTITUDES” in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium at Iona College (715 North Avenue) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The eighth annual Friends of Peter C. Alderman Walk will take place at Fenway Country Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) at 3 p.m. There will be a barbeque and games. Visit petercaldermanfoundation.org/events/friends-of-peter-walk/ for more information.
  • The KIDS Snapper Fishing Derby will take place at Hudson Park and Beach (1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) from 8 a.m.-noon. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its annual book swap with the first of three drop-off dates. Books can be dropped off at the library between 1-4:30 p.m. and then again on Monday and Tuesday. The book swap will take place Sept. 22-24. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

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