Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Dear friends and neighbors,

We kick off the holiday season this week with Thanksgiving. I hope everyone enjoys celebrating this uniquely American holiday with family and friends.

After the holiday, be sure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 88th Assembly District. Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. Remember that if you have an event that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 11:30 a.m. in Congregational Hall. All are welcome and volunteers are needed. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 5K New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk will kick off at 8:45 a.m. on Hamilton Avenue. Visit newroturkeytrot.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Santa Smells”. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center will also present “Made in Puerto Rico”, a comedy written, directed and performed by Elizardi Castro, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Thanksgiving Baseball Card Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 1-7 p.m. The show will also run on Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Department of Public Works (15 Marble Road, Tuckahoe) will host “Get Acquainted With Your DPW Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be demonstrations, environmental programs and more. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • John James and Laura Merrill will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will host Irish Heritage Day 2017 from 2-8 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks, entertainment and more. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Remember to visit all the local shops in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There will be free parking all day in White Plains. Visit https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-initiatives/small-business-saturday 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 Pelham Civic Association will host the Pelham Half Marathon and 10K. The start and finish line is on Harmon Avenue in front of the gazebo. Check-in starts at 6 a.m. Visit pelhamhalf.com for more information.
  • Butterflies From Jodie will host its 17th annual cocktail party benefitting the Jodie Torigian Charitable Fund at Wykagyl Country Club (1195 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8 p.m.-midnight. Visit butterfliesfromjodie.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square from 10 a.m. – 4p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New York Metro Reptile Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.

    The Reptile Expo at The County Center

  • New Rochelle city historian Barbara Davis will present an overview of New Rochelle’s history at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 3-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Lecturer Richard Knox will host “The Great American Songbook Part II” at the Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) at 1:30 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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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Have A Spook-Tacular Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

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

    Melissa Rivers

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

FRIDAY

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Mexican Day of the Dead

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

SUNDAY

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

    Humane Society Rabies Clinic

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

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

 

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

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

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

THURSDAY

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

 FRIDAY

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Ellen Karis

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

SUNDAY

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

    Roger Howarth

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

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

 

 

 

Enjoying The Holiday Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It will be a long Independence Day holiday weekend for many of us and what better way to spend it than by enjoying all events happening in the 88th Assembly District. 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. Cruise Control will perform this week. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information

    Hannah Gill and the Hours

  • The Westchester Band concert series returns with a 7:30 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Municipal Pool (311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale). There will also be a fireworks show. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard on City Place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hannah Gill and the Hours will perform. Visit wpbid.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.

FRIDAY

  • The City of White Plains will hold its Independence Day Celebration at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) beginning with a 7:30 p.m. concert by Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tramps Like Us. Fireworks will follow. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Star-Spangled Shabbat Service” at 6:15 p.m. featuring music of the American and Jewish experience to help celebrate Independence Day. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) continues its EPL Film Series with a 1:30 presentation of “A Sense of an Ending”. Visit eastchesterlibrary.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 Ground Floor Co-Working Gallery (547 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host an opening reception for “All I See is Red: A Themed Exhibit Curated By Lisa Post” from 1-3 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org 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.

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

Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

  • The Bereavement Center of Westchester (670 White Plains Road, Suite 213, Scarsdale) will hold the first of three workshops designed for adults who wish to express their feelings about loved ones they have lost through writing. “Healing Words – The Power of Positive Writing” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. with subsequent meetings on May 4 and May 11. Contact PDiscenza@lawrencehealth.org or call 914-787-6158 for more information.
  • The Westchester County Federation of Women’s Club, which includes clubs in Scarsdale, Bronxville and White Plains, will host its annual spring conference luncheon and Woman of the Year presentation at The Davenport Mansion on the Sound (400 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Paul Tramontozzi of KBK Wealth Management will host “Quality of Life: MIT Age Lab and You” at 5 p.m. at Gramatan Village (85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). He will discuss optimizing retirement. Visit gramatanvillage.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host WOW The Women of Worth from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Schoenfeld Gym. There will be dancing, raffles, food and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Concordia College New York Student Art Exhibition opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. at the OSilas Gallery. Visit concordia-ny-edu for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “$aving Bansky”, a film about an art collector’s attempts to save a Bansky painting from destruction at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • ArtsWeschester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence”, a film narrated by Roger Waters about graffiti writers of the late 60s and early 70s, at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Atelier 811 Gallery (811 North Broadway, White Plains) will host an exhibition featuring photographer Joseph Squillante from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and then through May 25. Squillante specializes in scenes of the Hudson River. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will hosts a Trends & Treasures Fashion Show at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust lane, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.
  • The Ambassadors For Successful Aging Senior Services Navigator program will host a Kickoff For the Aging Network event at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-noon. The program will provide insight as to how seniors can maintain their independence. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) will present “Demystifying Healthcare and Medicare for Seniors” from 6:15-9 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Poet Alex Dmitrov will host “Ritual, Magic & The Coasts: The San Francisco Renaissance & New York School Poets” at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Faso Foli, a West-African drumming ensemble, will perform at Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) from 5-6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • CJ Cullens Tavern (77 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will host a free comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Call 914-740-7106 for more information.

 FRIDAY

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

 SATURDAY

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

    Ukrainian Village Voices

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

 SUNDAY

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

    Yung-Chiu Wang

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

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

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

 

No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April will finally arrive this weekend and hopefully with it will come some warm, spring weather. There are plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District as a way to celebrate April’s arrival.

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 Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Greg Zelek is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Eric Neilsen River Talk: The Ghosts of Undercliff” at 7 p.m. Learn about the Palisades riverfront and the bustling communities of river men and their families. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will continue its Extraordinary Women Film Series with a 7 p.m. presentation featuring “The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers”, profiling six women who worked on the world’s first modern computer during a secret WWII project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Ken Lelen in concert as he celebrates Women’s History Month by performing the songs of Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Judy Garland

  • The Yale Westchester Alumni Association will present “Restaurants That Changed America” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual benefit “A Salute to the Arts” at 6:30 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform between 7:00 and 10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “La Primavera Vinni’!!! – Spring is Here”, a Sicilian folk music dance, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Pianist Eleonora Rotshteyn will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Blue Moon Mexican Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host “Live Music at The Bronxville Moon featuring The Kootz” at 9 p.m. Visit bluemoonmexicancafe.com for more information.
  • The Golden Paws Gala to benefit Cat Assistance of Ardsley and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals will take place at Lake Isle (600 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity guest John Tesh will host the event. Visit catassitanceny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) Drama Club will present its production of “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit eventbrite.com/e/servant-of-two-masters-tickets-32062737511 for tickets and information.

    Mariah Steele

  • The White Plains-based Steffi Nossen School of Dance will celebrate its 80th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Concert and Performance at The SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center (735 Anderson Hill Road). Scarsdale native and Steffi Nossen graduate Mariah Steele will perform. Visit steffinossen.org/80-anniversary-gala for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Remington Women’s Auxiliary and the Boys & Girls Clubhouse of New Rochelle will host their 41st annual luncheon at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) between noon and 4 p.m. Contact remingtonwomenauxiliarynrbgc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Cabaret Committee of the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) will present the Huguenot Cabaret from 6-11 p.m. More than 40 singers and musicians are scheduled to perform. Visit tinyurl.com/mkqthdg for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in a 1 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Stage One Theater will present People of the Book, a one-act play about a retired scholar, at United Hebrew of New Rochelle (391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit stagelovetheater.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parent Teacher Council will hold its annual Sports Swap from 10 a.m.-noon in the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) gymnasium. Gently used sports equipment, musical instruments and formal wear will be accepted as donations. E-mail Nancy Aresu (Nancyaresu@gmail.com) or Kristianne Bishop (kbisrapp@aol.com) if you have any questions or wish to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • The Music At Asbury Series continues at the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) with a production of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage: A Tribute To Judy Garland”. The alumni of The Asbury Summer Theatre will be the featured performers. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a screening of “All This Panic” followed by a Q&A with Jenny Gage, the film’s director, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the lives of a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn, detailing how they came of age. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an “Author’s Spotlight: Sergey Kadinsky” to discuss his book, “The Hidden Waterways of New York City” at 2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a “Faculty Recital” at 4 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Faculty members will perform Mozart, Beethoven and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo will be held at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit beanengineer.org for more information.
  • Chabad of Pelham (88 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham) will host a Pre-Passover event during which you can make your own matzo at The Model Matzo Factory. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The Thunder of Our Souls: An Open Mic Poetry Night” from 5-7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will be hosting a Human Rights Seder at 11 a.m. Ann O’Brien, the Director of Community Engagement for Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and Merrill Zack, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, are scheduled to speak as is Arshad Khan, who will discuss a Muslim-American’s View on human rights. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Wiley, formerly of the Guarneri String Quartet, will conduct a Master Class and coach students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in a 2 p.m. performance at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Peter Wiley

  • The Sound Shore Choral will perform a Gilbert and Sullivan Sing-A-Long at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off National Poetry Month featuring readings from the works of Michael Collins, Claudia Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 47th annual Scarsdale 15K and 4M Runs, along with the Abe Simon Memorial Team Race, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale). Race registration begins at 8 a.m. in the high school cafeteria so arrive early. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Speaker Series will continue at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) with a 3 p.m. discussion entitled “El Reno: Encountering Earth’s Largest Tornado”. Anton Seimon, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Pelham High ice hockey team, which won a New York State title, will be honored with a parade on Fifth Avenue in Pelham starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade route runs from the Pelham firehouse to the gazebo. No parking will be allowed on either side of Fifth Avenue between First Street and Lincoln Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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

 

The Last Weekend In February Has Arrived

Dear friends and neighbors,

The last weekend of February is here which means winter is almost over. It’s time to celebrate so go out and take in all the sights and sounds that the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer.

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

THURSDAY

  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle), along with the African-American Arts & Cultural Appreciation Council, will celebrate Black History Month by presenting “Black in America Symposium” at 5:30 p.m. Visit nrca.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester will hold its Winter Break Camp on Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The children will enjoy learning French in a fun atmosphere. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancin
    Larry Salley

    Larry Salley

    g at 7:30 p.m. Wear low-heeled, soft-sole shoes and arrive early for some beginner instruction. Call Christiane at 845-642-2074 for more information.

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception and fundraiser in memory of photographer Larry Salley. ArtsWestchester and African American Men of Westchester will co-host the 6 p.m. event, which is a retrospective of Salley’s work. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Shooting Stars will take on the Connecticut Stars in a 5 p.m. contest at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Both teams are part of the WSS Basketball Women’s Developmental League. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Jungle Book Kids” at 5 p.m. as a culmination of a weeklong workshop. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    International Gem and Jewelry Show

    International Gem and Jewelry Show

  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host French Immersion Day, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The International Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from noon-6 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Visit intergem.com for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host Bubble Extravaganza: An Interactive Bubble Show at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Carnevale per Bambini” at 2 p.m. Children can make masks, celebrate the holiday and learn about its history. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library
    Leslie Pintchik

    Leslie Pintchik

    Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Virtual Afternoon in Paris” at 1:30 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host scholar-in-residence Rabbi Benjamin Segal as he delivers a sermon on faith and doubt in Ecclesiastes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on The Greensboro Swarm in a 5 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The White Plains Historical Society will celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a 1 p.m. program at the Jacob Purdy House National Historic Site (60 Park Avenue, White Plains), which also served as Washington’s headquarters. There will be a flag raising, reenactments and a feature presentation entitled “The Stormy Relationship Between Thomas Paine and George Washington”. Gary Berton, the secretary of the Thomas Paine National Historic Association will present. Visit whiteplainshistory.org for more information.

    George Washington

    George Washington

  • Renowned bassist Hilliard Greenewill perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) in a concert entitled “Milestone Negro Spirituals Until The Civil War: When Folksongs Bring Freedom” at 2 p.m. He will explore the role that folk songs and spirituals played in the slaves’ road to freedom. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir will perform at The Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) at 5 p.m. This talented group of students has performed at Yankee Stadium and the Supreme Court’s annual gala. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on The Erie Bayhawks in a 5 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Symphony will perform at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Bill Fitzhugh, the Director, Arctic Studies Center, and the Curator, Department of Anthropology, at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, will present “Vikings – The North Atlantic Saga” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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