Heading Towards Summer In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Summer officially begins as we head into the last full weekend of June. The cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have plenty of movies, music, presentations and more to help make the weekend more enjoyable.

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 White Plains Noon Day Concert Series continues at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Ivan Polanco will perform this week. Visit cityofwhiteplains.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 White Plains BID will host the “Summer SoulSTICE Concert from 5-9 p.m. at Church and Main Streets as a way to celebrate the longest day of the year. The New Review and Shayna Steele are scheduled to perform. There will be food, drinks and more. The concert will be held rain or shine. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “The Merry Widow” at The Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • Monroe College and the New Rochelle Police Department will host “Coffee With A Cop” from 10 a.m.-noon at The Barnes & Noble Café (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle). Join friends and neighbors for a casual conversation with members of the city’s police force. Visit newrochellenny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Passport Program will be at Bronxville Village Hall (200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit villageofbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present “Build a Better World” as it kicks off its 2017 Summer Reading Program at 1 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.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. New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will host its first of three “Parties in the Park” at Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) from 6-8 p.m. There will be live music and other entertainment. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Baby Boomer’s Sha-Ba-Baque” following summer services. There will be a barbeque dinner, wine and more. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Almost Queen will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Almost Queen is considered one of the most authentic Queen shows performing today. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County pools and beaches open full-time for the summer. They include Croton Point, Playland and Glen Island beaches; Playland, Saxon Woods, Tibbetts Brook and Willson’s Woods pools. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Bob Stewart and The Jazz Men will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 8:00-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Kabbalat Pride Shabbat” at 6 p.m. Alyx Bernstein, a storyteller from Mosaic of Westchester, will speak. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Police Force will host “Cool Out With The Cops” from 6-8 p.m. at The Barnes & Noble Café (33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle). Meet and greet the New Rochelle police officers and members of The P.A.C.T Unit. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse, with Cary Grant, as part of its “Afternoon Movies For Adults” Series at 1:45 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will show “Silence”, with Liam Neeson, as part of its EPL Film Series at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its summer reading program with a performance by “Bash the Trash” from 3:30-5 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.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 at Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvilleframersmarket.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Police Foundation Benefit will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the home of Anthony and Carmen Paolercio (56 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle). Contact Barbara Cabrera at 914-573-9115 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host The 4th Annual Publish and Promote Your Book Conference from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • New York State will allow free fishing on Saturday and Sunday in any of the state’s fresh or marine waters for anyone without a license. Visit dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host its “Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration” at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.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 clo

    Janifer Lighten

    sed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com 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 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 Dedication of the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club Janifer Lighten Teen Learning Center Reception and Naming Ceremony will take place from noon-2 p.m. at The Remington Clubhouse (116 Guion Place, New Rochelle). Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center (862 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale) and The American Red Cross will offer a babysitting training program from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit scarsdaleteencenter.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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Looking Forward To A Festive Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’m looking forward to a big weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There is plenty to do and see in our cities, towns and villages. So whether you like music, discussions or festivals, you’ll have plenty of activities from which to choose to make your weekend special.

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 SOOP Acting Company will perform Amadeus at The Manor Club Theatre (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 4 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.

    John Metcalfe/NY Times

    John Metcalfe/NY Times

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Time Will Tell: Clocks at Bartow-Pell” at 7:30 p.m. There will be a presentation by John Metcalfe, owner and founder of Antiquarian Horologist. He will discuss everything clocks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue) Coffeehouse Music Series returns with performances by Kathleen Pemble and KJ Denhert beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Ricardo Gautreau and Doug Munro, accomplished Latin jazz guitarists, will perform at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • ArtsBash 2016 will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6-9 p.m. The evening will include food from more than 30 area restaurants, the “SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity” exhibition along with female chefs, craft beer, and open artist studios. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host The Victor LaGamma Trio from 7-10:30 p.m. There will also be a Tango Night celebration beginning at 7:30. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for m
    Jeanne Zaino

    Jeanne Zaino

    ore information.

  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host Coffee and Conversation with Iona College political science professor Jeanne Zaino at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) Centennial Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Family ArtsBash 2016 will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 1-5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department will host “Kite Day” at Davenport Park (Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 10 a.m. There will be kite flying, food and plenty of family activities. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The annual Spring Junior Carnival will take place at W. E. Cottle Elementary School Field (2 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester) at 11 a.m. There will be rides, games, food and more. Visit tuckahoeschools.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Festival of the Arts on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Scarsdale. There will be 65 artists displaying and discussing their work. Visit tinyurl.com/jjdqtj6 for more information.
  • Jazz and funk artists Jazmyn return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for shows that will run from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The F. Willia Davis Woman’s Club will host its 107th annual Scholarship Luncheon at noon at Juliano’s Restaurant (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). Visit http://tinyurl.com/hcmm9zv for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at The Loft LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The symphony will perform Cole Porter Classics, The West Side Story Overture and more. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum will perform at The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.

    Adam Birnbaum

    Adam Birnbaum

  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Pianist Lisa Yui will perform at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. This was rescheduled from March 12. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org 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 will host a Garden Party for Women from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road). Shaindy Jacobson, the director of the Jewish Learning Institute for Women, will be the guest speaker and present “Everything I Know About Happiness I Learned From Sadness”. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Dance Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The program includes Hip-Hop, Jazz and Tap Ensembles, Junior Master Class and Steffi Nossen Dance Company performances. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.

    Alessio Bax

    Alessio Bax

  • The Songcatchers Annual Spring Volunteer Concert will take place at The Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its Annual Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue with its Master Class Series at 2 p.m. when pianist Alessio Bax performs. Visit hbms.org for more information.

I’d also like to tell everyone that the special panel discussion I was hosting regarding child marriage on May 25 at The Scarsdale Library has been postponed. I will let everyone know when we have rescheduled.

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