There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays, So Enjoy Everything In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the holiday season continues, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate 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. 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 History Roundtable will celebrate the grand opening of the new local history room at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit documenting the suffrage movement in Westchester while Nate Levin will discuss the historical narratives surrounding the movement. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 8th annual Green Medallion Award Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). The Eastchester Environmental Committee will be honoring Thomas Andruss and Crestwood Shoe Repair. Visit greeneastchester.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 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 compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The GospelKnights Winter Concert will take place at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the 29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session from 6-8 p.m. Students will present posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The college’s theatre program will also present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Love and Squalor, the school’s literary magazine, will host Nicole Cooley for a reading between 7-10 p.m. Finally, the Hamm & Clov Stage Company will present the Labyrinth Dance Theater’s Production of NOOR at the Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 8 p.m. It is the story of a young female pacifist named Noor who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. She was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and seasonal favorites in a 7 p.m. concert at The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon). Contact David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The White Plains High Winter Concert, featuring the orchestra and the band, will take place at the High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its Toys For Tots weekend from 5-7 p.m. The festivities will continue from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Take photos with Santa, take candlelight tours of the historic home and remember to bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the film “My Hero Brother”, the story of a group of

    My Hero Brother

    young people with Down Syndrome embarking on a trip through the Indian Himalayas, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library will host its Black, White and Read All Over Casino Night at The Fenway Golf Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit The Campaign for the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • The Scarsdale Library will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen movie with a 1:45-p.m. showing of “Cocoon”, the 1985 film directed by Ron Howard. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Texas Legends in a 7-p.m. contest at The

    Harry Truman

    Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.gleague.nba.com/ for more information.

  • The Westchester Jewish Community Service Holiday Party will take place at Dave & Busters (881 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will present “Harry S. Truman and Latin America” at 2 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Scarsdale High (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) for all pre-K through 4th-grade youngsters. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Visit scarsdale.com/207/Parks-Recreation-Conservation for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host harpist Alyssa Reit and Peter Reit on French horn as they perform holiday music classics from 1-3:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Garnet Rogers is scheduled to perform. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Performathon 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Conservatory Development Manager, Aishling Quinn at aishling@musiced.org or call (914) 761-3900, ext. 113, for more information.
  • Children’s author Sandra L. Richards will read from her debut book, Rice and Rocks, at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Avalon Rose will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent, will perform at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit counytcenter.biz for more information.
  • The White Plains High School PTA will host its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains). Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 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 Poet’s Corner (570 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Holiday Craft Sculpture Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Call 914-235-4551 for more information.
  • Comedian Mike Burton will perform at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will perform as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host the Hugh A. Doyle Holiday Luncheon at The Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Jimmy Moore Holiday Show will take place at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Movie, along with live performances, at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The AIA of Westchester Hudson Valley will present The Archeology of Central Park at The Scarsdale Library (54

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Manhattan Brass Quintet, sponsored by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, as they perform a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.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 westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) will host a lavish buffet breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/hotel-overview/calendar for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the 12th annual Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting from 4-5 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) will host “SHOUT FOR JOY! A Christmas Concert to Make the Heart Sing” at 4 p.m. Visit www.breanettaproductions.com for more information.
  • Historian Barbara Davis will give a presentation on “Recruit Week” and New Rochelle’s other unique roles in World War I at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host its Library book Festival from 2-4 p.m. Join local Westchester authors as they sign copies of their books. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Joseph (15 Cedar Street, Bronxville) will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) from 3-5 p.m. Visit saintjosephsbronxville.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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Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Veterans Day is Saturday, a day to remember and thank the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country.

I hope you will enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see 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. 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

  • Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will present “Kristallnacht”, hosted by author Marty Brounstein. He will discuss “The Night of Broken Glass” and the integral part it played in the Holocaust. Visit org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host nurses from NY Presbyterian/Lawrence from 10-a.m. 2 p.m. as they administer flu shots in the Fellowship Room. Visit bronxvilleseniors.org 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 compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org/limmud 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 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 Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he continues his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. This week’s topic is Reform Judaism from 1972 to today. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains), in conjunction with the Westchester Sandbox Theater, will present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and at noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center will show the film “Fanny’s Journey” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl who took her sisters first from their home in occupied France to a foster home in Italy for Jewish children and then to Switzerland to evade the Nazis. Visit hhrecny.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Israeli Art Festival and Sale will take place at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6:15-10 p.m. There will be music and food, too. There will be additional hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Ave, Bronxville) will present a 3D screening of “The Flavor Genome”, a techno-sensual journey into the unexplored threshold of adaptation, mutation, and hybridization of living organisms, at 5:15 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with filmmaker Anicka Yi. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Bulbs in Bloom, a workshop for those who have little or no experience planting bulbs, at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • A Memorial Tribute to New Rochelle residents who made the Supreme Sacrifice while on active military duty will be on display in the Lumen Winter Gallery in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The tribute will also take place on Friday and Sunday. Visit newrochelleny.com 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 Algonquin’s 1st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 8 am. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Eastchester Supervisor Tony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond will all be in attendance. E-mail algonevents@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Kol Shabbat (The Voice of Shabbat) Dinner Honoring Veterans following the 6 p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Jared Pauley Quartet will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Basketball Association will host a donation drive for Puerto Rico at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Recital with Yossi Arnheim” from 8-9 p.m. Arnheim is the principal flutist and frequent soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be accompanied by Soyeon Kim on the piano. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Kennedys. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org 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 Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (79 Seventh Street, New Rochelle) will host Session One of its Fall Basketball Clinic, open to children grades K-6. The clinics, which run from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., will continue through Jan. 20 with off-days on Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and 30. Session Two will begin Feb. 3. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony in honor of Veterans Day, which will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery. Lisa Russell will then host a special musical presentation at 1 p.m. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • New York State will hold a Free Fishing Day during which anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required. All other freshwater fishing regulations apply. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part III, A Native American Fashion and Pop-Up Exhibition” at 2 p.m. Melissa Oakes, known as Lako:wihe`ne, will display her work and be on hand to discuss her Mohawk-inspired designs. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold Beth-El’s Speakeasy, an evening of arts, drinks and jazz, from 7:30-11 p.m.as part of the Israeli Art Festival and Sale. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host Mordechai Shapiro in a 6-p.m. concert as part of a Kids of Courage Shabbaton and Concert Weekend. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a “Holiday Boutique” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (225 Main Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its annual Veterans Day Service in Memorial Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park next to Village Hall at 11 a.m. Call 914-738-1021 for more information.
  • VFW Post 2285 Eastchester/Tuckahoe will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony at Parkway Oval in Tuckahoe in honor of Veterans Day. Former Tuckahoe resident Mario Pomponio, who received a Distinguished Service Cross in WWII, will be honored with a plaque. Call 914-771-3300 for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale will host a Veterans Day Parade in the Village Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 10:50 ceremony in Boniface Circle. Call 914-722-1100 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 Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will present “An Autumn Afternoon of Music”, featuring renowned internationally recognized violinist Ani Kavafian, at 3 p.m. Contact Aishling Quinn, aishling@musiced.org, or Laura Layne, 914-761-3900 x106, for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Trigger Events, focusing on the health and well-being not only of the patient but that of the caregiver. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Bartow to Bartow Challenge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Amelia Zaino, a BPMM educator, and Barbara Burn Dolensek will conduct a casual walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and tours will be available upon return to the museum. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host Raptors 905 in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Decorated Cold War veteran Will Bunche will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) for a noon discussion about his book “Mercy’s First Semester”, the story of a vet dealing with PTSD upon his return from two tours of active duty. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a day trip to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet at the temple at 8:45 a.m. to take the bus or meet the group at the ferry dock in Battery Park at 10:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host Andinay, a five-piece musical group with roots in Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil, at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Composer Matt Van Brink will perform in “The Concert for the Young and The Young at Heart” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America, Westchester Chapter will present “Hellenism at the Edge of the World: New Excavations in Uzbekistan” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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

A Full Swing Spring Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Spring is in full swing and it looks like we’ve finally gotten over those last few rough weeks of winter. It’s time to celebrate by taking advantage of everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There are movies, concerts, sporting events, tours and much more taking place.

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 conclude its 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Colin McKnight is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy will be at the Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book series. Visit stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will continue its Art of Teaching Film Series with a presentation of Tested, a documentary about a group of students attempting to pass an admissions test, at 5 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pianists Elena Belli and Delana Thomsen will present “Suite Songs” in a 7 p.m. performance at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School as part of the HB Artist Series. Suite Songs are works written for two pianos by Franz Liszt and Dmitri Shostakovich. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancing 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.
  • The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce will host its Person/Organization of the Year Award dinner at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 6:30 p.m. Judy Fix of Cornell’s Hardware Store will be honored this year along with The Eastchester Italian-American Citizens Club. Visit etcoc.com for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family”.
  • The White Plains Fire Department and The Westchester Medical Center will host a forum on fire safety and the prevention of common burns at The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) from 7-9 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series kicks off with an

    The Bronx Opera Company

    Argentinian film entitled “Chinese Take-Out” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of a lonely shop owner fascinated with bizarre worldwide news. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Bronx Opera Company for a 3 p.m. performance. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The First Friday Music and Trolley Tour returns to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (295 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Kenn Morr Band will perform from 6-8 p.m. The trolley will make an hourly loop that will run through City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “First Friday with Jazmyn” at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Toney Toni and the Gang – Bronxville (70 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be hosting a Tucker Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, highlighting the latest in silk blouses and dresses. Call 914-793-0737 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will present a “Phil Ochs Night” at the United Memorial Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Ochs’ political protest songs were staples of the 1960s. Scheduled to perform are Kim and Reggie Harris, Brother Sun, Emma’s Revolution, John Flynn, Sharon Katz, Hudson Valley Sally and Sonny Ochs. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host an American Girl Kit’s East Basket event at 11 a.m. Make sweet Easter treats like they did in the 1930s. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Kids in a Kitchen” at 2 p.m. Families can get hands-on experience in cooking and baking classes. This month’s class will focus on Ravioli alla Nutella. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host its annual “Reelies Film Festival”, a dinner and celebration of the best films made by Sarah Lawrence students, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Wet Felting Workshop from 2-5 p.m. Learn about

    ArtsWestchester Graffiti Event

    one of the most ancient methods of creating cloth. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “From the Streets: An Exhibition of Urban Art” from 4-8 p.m. The reception/program will celebrate urban art at its finest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will play host to Undiscovered Realm Comic Con from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. There will also be a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 p.m. Visit undiscoveredcon.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its annual Midnight Run, a volunteer effort to distribute food, clothing, blankets and more to the homeless in New York City, at 9 p.m. Contact Michael Dvorkin at 914-433-4850 for information or to volunteer.

 SUNDAY

  • Undiscovered Realm Comic Con will continue at The Westchester County Center, running from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit undiscoveredcon.com for more information.
  • Noted voice actor Alan Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” at 2 p.m. at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). 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.

 

A Pre-Valentine’s Day Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve reached the middle of February and Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Take advantage of everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer and celebrate the holiday a few days early.

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

  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will discuss the places frequented by famed author Ernest Hemingway while he was in France, highlighted by the café in which he wrote the Sun Also Rises, at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

    Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host Dr. Raymond Geselbracht, the archivist for the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan Libraries, for a 3:30 p.m. discussion entitled “The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry Truman”. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • Just Nuts, The Ultimate Dance/Party Band, will perform at Beckwith Pointe (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit justnutsmusic.net for more information.
  • Laura M. Chmielewski, a professor of American History at SUNY Purchase, will present “Trails and Trials: American Women and Westward Movement in the 19th Century” at 6 p.m. at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). Visit www.bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Shabbat Shirah, or Sabbath Song Service, at 7:45 p.m. Tizmoret, the award-winning professional a capella group of the Queens College Hillel, will perform. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Picture House will host “Marquee Night – The Picture House’s Annual Winter Party” at 7 p.m. at the Glen Island Harbor Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Enjoy a pre-Oscars bash and honor Picture House supporter Barbara Bratone as she receives the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award for her unending support of the Picture House. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Charlie Rhyner

    Charlie Rhyner

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a showing of “Waltz with Bashir”, a touching story about an Israeli army vet. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League host the Maine Red Claws in an 8-p.m. matchup at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a “Date Night Out” event at 7:30 p.m. at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville) where patrons can shop with local vendors. A portion of the proceeds will go to Stamping Out Hunger In Southern Westchester. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • Young Life of Lower Westchester will host The WyldLife Dodgeball Tournament at the Chapel School (172 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. There will be pizza and free giveaways. Students can register as individuals or teams. Visit lowerwestchester.younglife.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Beckwith Pointe (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its annual Valentine’s Bash from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be an open bar, dinner, dancing and more. Visit beckwithpointe.com for more information.
  • Magpie will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The group will be playing music inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson. Doors open at 6:30. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) is offering a free Master Music Class at noon with pianist Paul Ostrovsky. There will also be a Master Class with Broadway star Erin Stewart and her husband David DeWitt from 2-5 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Broadway star Linda Eder will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    Linda Eder

    Linda Eder

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present Brian Conway and Friends’ Irish House Party at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League host Northern Arizona Suns in a 5- p.m. matchup at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Lehman College professor Mark Christian will discuss the life, writings and work of Dr. Du Bois, the first black scholar to achieve a Ph.D. from Harvard University at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Station Plaza Wine & Spirits (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Spanish red wine tasting series from noon- 5p.m. Visit stationplazawine.com for more information.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association will host a “Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop” at West Elm (678 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit northeastetsyartists.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Music and Mimosas from 1 a.m.-3 p.m. The Quintet of the Americas will be performing. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Photographer Sophia Anagnostakis is February’s featured artist at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). She will host a reception in conjunction with the club from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Marguerite Manley Memorial Organ Concert will take place at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Shorashim, a roots program to strengthen Judaism through study and discussion, at 9:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester and Westchester County will host a diaper packaging event at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) to aid the Westchester County Diaper Bank. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Soprano Jenny Hayden will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series at 5 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Jenny Hayden

    Jenny Hayden

  • That’s Amore, A Valentine’s concert will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Vincent and Emily Ricciardi will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Pelham PACT will hold a Youth Leadership Council at The J Café (129 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Teens will have the opportunity to learn how to get involved with their community. Visit pelhampact.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.

 

 

 

Columbus Day Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The Columbus Day weekend is almost here so why not spend it exploring and enjoying everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer? There are movies, music, discussions, farmer’s markets and much more going on this weekend, providing something of interest for 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 Sadie Robinson “Live Original” Tour, combining music, motivational speeches and audience participation, will stop at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at
    Daniela Gioseffi

    Daniela Gioseffi

    7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show “AUTHOR & ACTIVIST: THE DANIELA GIOSEFFI STORY”, a documentary about the acclaimed poet, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “No Great Mischief” by Alistair MacLeod at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will host a public forum and membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. All are invited. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Montefiore Medical Center and White Plains Hospital are combining to host a panel discussion at Bloomingdale’s (175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) around genetic health, the importance of a family history and breast cancer awareness from5:30-7:30 p.m. I will be moderating the discussion. Call 718-920-6786 for more information.

 Friday

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Queen Esther and the Jeremy Bacon Jazz Trio will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. The Mansion will also host its Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a reception for wood-working artist Saud Omran from 7-9 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.league
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival will kick off at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester at 7 p.m. There will be a DJ Dance Party beginning at 8 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the Stephen King thriller “The Shining” at 9:30 p.m. as part of its Friday Night Frights Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the New Rochelle Library will host a major book sale at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film series will continue at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “A League of Their Own”, starring Gina Davis and Madonna. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • WestCOP and New Rochelle C.A.P.’s will present “A Night of Champions” from 7 p.m.-midnight at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle). Pastor Denise Campbell, Reuben Barajes, Tkhikuma Dixon Obafemi, Dr. Tahira Chase, Dr. Angela Campbell, Dr. Linda Williams, Angela Farrish and Judie Eisenberg will be honored. Call 914-636-3050 for more information.

 Saturday

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Fall into Fall Harvest Festival”. There will be food, music, crafts and a giant hay-bale tower. Visit bartowpellmansionmusuem.org for more information.
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Great Escapery, a mobile escape and mystery company, will present “The Heist” at The Westchester County Center with shows from noon-10 p.m. Visit greatescapery.com for more information.
  • The Fitness Expo returns to the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit fitnessexpo2016.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Bob Arthur’s Jazz Trio for a 1 p.m. concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host “Touch A Truck” at the Immaculate Conception Church Field (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Climb aboard a fire
    Victoria Moran

    Victoria Moran

    truck and construction truck and sit inside a helicopter. Visit jlbtouchatruck.weebly.com for more information.

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival continues at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-11 p.m. There will be live music, a homemade meatball contest and a homemade wine contest throughout the day. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host The Gaslight Tinkers and Low Lily in a double bill at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host cookbook author and vegan specialist Victoria Moran at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. She will discuss eating healthy and living compassionately. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host 10 Westchester-based indie authors from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for “Indie Authors” as they discuss the trials and tribulations of self-publishing. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival continues at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-11 p.m. There will be live music and a fireworks show by Grucci. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.

    Columbus Day fireworks in Eastchester

    Columbus Day fireworks in Eastchester

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Parade will begin at The Immaculate Conception Church (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) at 3:30 p.m. and finish at the Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will hold a memorial concert for former faculty member Edmund Niemann at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Alan Schwarz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated freelancer with The New York Times, will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about ADHD, children, doctors and big pharma at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M Production of “The Last Romance”, a drama/comedy about the power of love. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Community Church of the Pelhams is accepting volunteers for its Westchester Habitat for Humanity project in Mount Vernon. There will be an orientation meeting and lunch at the church (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) before heading over to the work site. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Humane Society of Westchester, located in New Rochelle, will join Pet Rescue in hosting Hounds on the Sound, a dog walk-a-thon and festival at 10 a.m. at Harbor Island Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck). There will be contests for best doggie costume, best tail-wagging and more. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.

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

 

Spring Forward Into The Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ll move step closer to spring this weekend when we set the clocks ahead one hour. Sunset will be closer to 7 p.m. so go out and enjoy all the wonderful things the 88th Assembly District gas to offer this weekend. There are concerts, shows, parades and much more for everyone to experience 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 you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

FRIDAY

  • The Soop Theatre Company will present “Annie, Jr.” at the Manor Club Theatre (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday at 2 p.m. These performances will be done by Cast A. Cast B performances will be Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.anniejr
  • The March Madness Baseball Card Show will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Show times are 2-8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones in a 2 p.m. concert. Call David Osborn at (914) 667-4116 for more information.
  • Toney Toni and the Gang (70 Pondfield Road Bronxville) will host The Rebecca Taylor Spring Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present L’ABC SI IMPARA COSI, a play that chronicles a hilarious journey through Italy, at 6:30 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room with Mayte Vicens” at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. with a mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (920 Mamaroneck Avenue). The parade will start at noon on Mamaroneck Avenue and proceed to Main Street. Visit whiteplainssaintpatricksday.com for more information.
  • Comedian Robert Klein will perform at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    Robert Klein

    Robert Klein

  • The Midland Music Series returns to the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) with a 7:30 p.m. performance by pianist Lisa Yui. She has served as the piano department chair of the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School and has taught a course on the social history of the piano at Marymount Manhattan College for many years. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Playland Job Fair will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be on-the-spot interviews for the first 300 applicants who attend. Visit ryeplayland.org for more information.
  • The Fair and Affordable Housing Expo will also take place at the County Center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet with housing counselors, realtors and lenders. Call Westchester Residential Opportunities at 914-428-4507, ext. 314 for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a light breakfast available. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a Smithsonian Museum Day Live. Presentation as part of its Women’s History Month celebration. Learn about social roles of women in the 19th century during hourly tours that will be conducted between noon and 4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site will host Professor Lisa Keller at 1 p.m. as she explores the political significance of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre will then present a dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul’s Church   —  Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.   Call David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • Caroline Doctorow will perform “The Great American Song Revival”, a tribute to folk songwriters of the 1960s, in the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host Evan and Joshua’s Hot Cocoa Stand from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at All Good Things (1074 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale). All the proceeds will go to The Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Visit pcfweb.org for more information.
  • The Concordia Conservatory (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “The Monster of Guitaristan” by Rami Vamos at 11 a.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse presents folk/rock group The Boxcar Lilies at 7:30 p.m. at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club will present artist Robert Patierno from 2-5 p.m. He specializes in original woodcuts, linoleum cuts and relief prints. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

     Robert Patierno's View from Interstate 83

    Robert Patierno’s View from Interstate 83

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a Winter Chamber Music Concert at 4:30 p.m. The trio Broadway Junction will perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Harp Ensemble will perform a 3 p.m. Celtic Harp concert in honor of St. Patrick’s Day at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The 12th annual Eastchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 3 p.m. The parade will go from the Immaculate Conception School up Route 22 to Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchesterirish.org for more information.
  • The Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present Seymour Bernstein: Masterclass & Film Screening at 2:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu/conservatory/ for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present The SHE Opening Reception: Deconstructing Female Identity, an exhibit that explores what it means to be a woman in contemporary America. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Lights, Camera, Action Family Film Festival will take place at The Ethical Culture Society of Westchester (7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains) at 1:30 p.m. There will be animated shorts and documentaries for children. Visit ethicalsocietywestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will host their annual benefit at the Emelin Theatre (153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck) at 6 p.m. World-renowned cellist Steve Isserlis is scheduled to perform. Visit hbms.org for more information.

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