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.

 

 

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Looking Forward To A Spectacular Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We are expecting a gorgeous weekend and what better way to enjoy it than to spend time in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of concerts, lectures, dinners and family events with something to interest just about everyone.

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 Scarsdale Forum will have its Public Forum and Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • New York Times editorial board member and foreign affairs expert Carol Giacomo will speak at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) about “The Challenge of Iran” from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit bronxvilleadultschool.org for more information.
  • Gabe’s Royal Barbeque Cook-off and Customer Appreciation Night will take place at Leibert’s Royal Green Appliance (228 East Post Road, White Plains) from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be raffles, silent auctions and plenty of barbequed food as grill masters vie for the top prize. Visit leiberts.com for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle)will host “Primetime 4 Ad

    Luciano Pavarotti

    ults”, a potluck dinner, at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

  • The George Coleman Octet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “A Voice for All Time: Luciano Pavarotti” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. Faculty and student soloists and ensembles will perform in recitals at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 2, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues with a presentation of “Remember”, a contemporary film about a man named Zev who discovers the Nazi guard that murdered his family is living under an assumed name in the United States. The film starts at 7:45. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a jazz trumpet session at 3 p.m. Trumpeter Mark Morganelli will perform jazz standards and Brazilian selections. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “A Taste of Honey” from 7-8:30 p.m. New York City beekeeper Ruth Harrigan will discuss bees and provide local samples of honey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Nicole Alifante, Marc Shulman and Odane Whilby at 8 p.m. as part of its Coffeehouse Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will host its annual meeting and luncheon at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 11:45 a.m. Columbia University journalism professor William Grueskin will speak about real news, alternative facts and journalism’s future. Visit lwvs.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host Dr. Efraim Chalamish as part of its Scholar-in Residence Shabbat. Services will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a 7:30 p.m. lecture on “The State of U.S.-Israel Relations: Politics and Economics”. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. There will be a Kiddush luncheon on Saturday preceding a 12:30 p.m. lecture about “The Chinese Revolution: What Jews and Israel Have to do With It”. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale) presentation of Willy Wonka will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit eventbrite.com/e/willy-wonka-tickets-34039955423 for more information.

    Willy Wonka

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Panel on Academic Stress” at 10 a.m. The discussion will focus on research and offer parents tools that they and their children can use to cope with stress. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 7:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Concordia Conservatory (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Hear It Live: A Composer’s Concert” in the Sommer Center at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center will present its inaugural “Public Arts in the Park” in Wolfs Lane Park (Wolfs Lane, Pelham) beginning with a 4 p.m. reception. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Celebration of the Piano: A Faculty Concert” at 7 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 6-9 p.m. There will be wine tastings, food samples from local restaurants, open artist studios and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Arts Council will present “Rock the Dale” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 5-7 p.m. in an effort to make the arts more visible in Scarsdale, particularly within The Village Center and Village Green. There will be music, food and more. Contact ML Perlman at scarsdaleartscouncil@gmail.com for more information.
  • The first annual Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle Talent Show will take place at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Call 914-235-3736 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • If you have some treasures at home and aren’t sure what they are worth, take them over to The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3:30 p.m. and have Helaine Fendelman provide a free appraisal. Fendelman is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Fundraiser will be held at the home of Anthony and Carmen Paolercio (56 Woodcliff Road, New Rochelle) from 5-9 p.m. Write to HPCGreenhouse@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park will host a pair of events. The Museum’s annual Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. while Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will head a historical fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host its Spring Fashion Show and Holiday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School Garden Club’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic and Workday will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the high school garden (3 Brewster Road, Scarsdale). Contact Maggie Favretti, mfavretti@scarsdaleschools.org for more information.
  • Tribute artists Michael Dutra and Gailynn Addis will assume the identities of Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli for a 7 p.m. performance of Frank and Liza: Together Again. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The fifth annual New Rochelle Kite Day will take place at Davenport Park (300 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, games and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host Jazz Fest featuring jazz legend Valerie Capers at 8 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “Maryellen’s Poodle Skirt Workshop” from 11 a.m.-noon. Craft a poodle skirt for your dolls in true sock-hop fashion. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Chamber Music Festival – Kiss The Stars Goodnight will take place at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • White Plains Comic Con will take place at The White Plains City Center (5 City Place, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wpcomicon.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will continue its 31st annual Spring Film Festival Dinner-Theatre with a showing of “City Hall” starring Al Pacino, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Soul Cycle Charity Ride in support of the Junior League of Central Westchester (7 Popham Road, Scarsdale) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Visit jlcw.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue hosting its 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival with a weeklong celebration. There will be an HB Compose Yourself! Project Recital at 6 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, New Rochelle) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ArtsBash from 1-5 p.m. There will be children’s art activities, open artist studios, graffiti murals and more. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will be open at Stone Place at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The F. Willa Davis Women’s Club annual luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Juliano’s Catering (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). The club was started in 1909. Contact Julia Robinson at 914-636-8193 for more information.
  • The 2017 IFBB NY Pro Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “The Japanese Lover” by Isabelle Allende. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea” at 11 a.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present native New Yorker and historian Marty Schneit as he discusses “The Borscht Belt: An Illustrated Talk” from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit wchj.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Bicycle Sunday will take place on the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Yoel Magid will host “The Other Israelis” at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. The discussion will focus on “The Human Resources Manager”, which is an adaption of the A.B. Yehosoua novel of the same name. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond The Oak Tree Treaty, Part 1” at 2 p.m. Grace Bulltail of the Montana Crow Indian Nation will perfrom traditional crow dances followed by a discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet Gala’s production of Sleeping Beauty at 3:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host a 50th anniversary party at 1 p.m. There will be music, cake and much more. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center’s Jewish Women’s Circle will hold an 11 a.m. “Garden Party for Women” at Terrace at the Avalon (125 Parkway Road, Bronxville). Esther Sternberg, the Director of the International Shabbat Lighting Campaign, will be the featured speaker. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Carlos Pavan as he performs a classical guitar recital featuring original works and music from Argentina at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Big Truck Day at the Gedney Way Recycling Center (85 Gedney Way, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be antique vehicles, brush chippers, stump grinders, aerial bucket trucks, rollers, pavers, street sweepers and more for kids to sit on and explore. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 28th annual Contemporary Music Festival will conclude with a 7 p.m. concert by the Steven Snowden String Quartet at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform a 2 p.m. concert at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) at 1 and 3 p.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Clergy Association will sponsor “Interfaith Voices Against Hate: A Celebration of Community” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. This will be a family friendly community event with food, music and more. Contact Rabbi Jonathan Blake at rabbiblake@gmail.com for more information.

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

 

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.

 

 

From Hot Music To A Cool Hand, Some Big Things Are Happening In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s already the last weekend in January? Weren’t we just celebrating New Year’s Eve? Well, the weeks are flying by and with each passing weekend there are more new and exciting events to enjoy 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present the film “My Italian Secret”, the story of brave Italians who defied Mussolini’s government as well as the Nazis to hide and aid Jews during World War II, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

    Tony Angiulo (r.) and Alvin Clayton

  • The Iona College Council on the Arts will host an opening reception for “A Thousand Words, When Art and Poetry Speak” from 6-8 p.m. at The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery (665 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-637-7796 for more information.
  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational, which begins Wednesday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, will conclude at 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will be having a membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

    The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

  • The Westchesterestchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Raptors 905 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chocolate Box Café (300-A Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will have a ribbon-cutting party at 5:30 p.m. There will be samples of European hot chocolate, ganache and food from the dinner and lunch menus. Call 914-714-0677 for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library will present “Lighthouses on the Hudson” at the Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Scott Craven, an American history teacher at the Ossining Teacher Center, has studied and lectured about the Hudson River Valley for more than a decade. Visit www.com/library for more information.
  • The Older American Act Advisory Council and Senior Council Legislative Breakfast will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 9 a.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The India Center of Westchester will host a Republic Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from noon-5 p.m. There will be music, dancing, food and more. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Ballet for Young Audiences will perform Cinderella at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 1 and 4 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

    The Ballet For Young Audiences

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Container Gardening and Raised Beds” with the museum’s garden manager Lauren Gill at 11 a.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Casino Night at 7:30. There will be an open bar, casino games, raffles and more. Visit bethelnr.org/casinonight for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Westchester Division (21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) at 2 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Rock Night 3 with performances by bands The Leighton Brothers and Tumbleweed Connection beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will continue its Artist Series when violinist and composer Elektra Kurtis-Stewart performs in a 5 p.m. concert at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Nature Conservancy Walk and Talk through Pelham Bay Park. Ecologist Helen Forgione will lead the talk and tour. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a Winter Tea from 2-4 p.m. chlHelen Darling, a 50-year member and past president, will be honored. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will host a Chamber and Vocal Concert at 1 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Institute of America will present “Fruits of the Silk Road” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. New York University professor Robert Spengler will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “Intro to Opera”, a family friendly opera course, at 2 p.m. 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.

A Big Selection Of Events From Which To Choose This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Music, movies and group discussions will highlight this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are also book-club meetings, school musicals and much more in the cities, towns and villages of our 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 Scarsdale Forum will meet at Scarsdale Village Hall (1001 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.rosenwald
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Avenue, Bronxville) will show the film Café Society, written and directed by Woody Allen, as part of its Thursday matinee series at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) will show the documentary “Rosenwald”, the story of an immigrant peddler’s son who didn’t finish high school but became the President of Sears, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Middle School Drama Club will perform “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” at Pelham High (575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the door.

 FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue its Coffee House music series with an 8 p.m. performance by Marc Black and Ian Flanigan. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more informatiexpaton.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters Coffee and Conversation Series will continue at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. with New Rochelle City Councilman Albert Tarantino. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “The 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s” at 11 a.m. Learn about the risk factors, the warning signs and how to receive support for the disease. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “Girl on a Train”, starring Emily Blunt, at 1:30 p.m. The film will be shown again Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High Drama Club will present “Almost Maine”, a romantic comedy, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Scarsdale High School Theater (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com or at the door.

 SATURDAY

  • I have chartered three buses that will travel to Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. The buses will leave from The Vernon Hills Shopping Center in Scarsdale at 5 a.m. Call my office at 914-725-1115 for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) has also chartered a bus and will be heading to Washington. That bus is scheduled to leave in the 4 a.m. hour. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show “They Call Us Monsters”, the story of violent California juveniles tried as adults, at 4 p.m. There will also be a post-screening discussion with director Ben Lear. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Windowsill Gardening, a workshop centering on growing herbs indoors during the winter, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hairspray”, the big and bold Broadway musical that won eight Tony Awards, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Maccabeats, the Jewish music and a cappella phenomenon, will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The Maccabeats

    The Maccabeats

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host The First Battle of Lasagna from 2:30-5 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will perform at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.
  • Anthony Wooden and the Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe will conduct a free African Dance workshop at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Meet and Greet A Dog”, giving you the chance to pet and play with friendly dogs from The Good Dog Foundation, at 3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New York Strongest Man and Woman Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit unitedstatesstrongman.com/upcoming-events for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Writer and teacher Robert Cole will be at The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) to discuss his near-fatal illness and how it impacted his life at 2 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum speaker series will continue at The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. presentation entitled “What is Alzheimer’s Disease & What Can You Do About”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Classical guitarist Stuart Weber will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New thegraduateRochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Jazz ensemble Trio Shalva will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will continue its EPL Film Series when it shows “The Graduate”, starring Dustin Hoffman, at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will present a staged reading of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 1 p.m. The PJC is also accepting clothing donations as part of the production. Visit thepjc.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

A Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

 THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

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

 SATURDAY

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

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

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

 SUNDAY

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

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

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

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