The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence Highlights A Big Musical Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Fall officially arrived this week and what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with music. There are so many concerts this week in the 88th Assembly District, from the White Plains Jazz Festival to the Pio Feast and Music Festival in Tuckahoe, that it will be difficult to choose just one.

The biggest musical event, however, will occur in New Rochelle on Sunday when The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will take place at the Bandshell in Hudson Park at noon. I am sponsoring the concert, along with the City of New Rochelle, as part of a nationwide series of concerts aimed at bringing attention to the unprecedented level of gun violence in this country. Please join us in New Rochelle Sunday afternoon and then head over to Scarsdale, where the music will continue at The Scarsdale Congregational Church.

Join me and take a stand against gun violence. I hope to see you in New Rochelle, Scarsdale and at some of the other concerts this weekend.

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

Thursday

  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host a Healthy and Active Life Line Screening. Visit lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Literature Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Sarah Bracey White, who is the director of arts and culture for the Town of Greenburgh, will share her coming-of-age memoir. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.

    Sarah Bracey White

    Sarah Bracey White

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will kick off its three-day book swap from 1-8:30 p.m. The swap will continue on Friday (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday (9:30 a.m-3 p.m.) Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 8 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The St. John’s Wilmot Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will hold an indoor tag sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit stjohnswilmot.com/ for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) Jazz Faculty Quartet will host a jazz workshop at 6:30 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The ADL in Westchester will host its Building Bridges Toward Justice Gala at the Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special performance by the Mount Vernon Interfaith Choir. Visit adl.org/adlinwestchester2016 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will screen “Rooted in Peace”, a documentary by Greg Reitman about the world in which we live. Reitman will be on hand following the film for a Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.org 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 New Rochelle ArtsFest will kick off a weekend-long festival featuring art exhibits, open studios, live music and dance, films, a classic car show, all of which will celebrate the arts in New Rochelle and Pelham. There are nearly three dozen events over the course of the three-day festival. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Fall Cocktail Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Fall Sidewalk Sale will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a new member informational coffee at Wayside Cottage at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

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    Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet

  • The JCC of MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Avenue) will present “World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens” as he discusses the world after Brexit, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Bart Tesoriero and The Art of Brooklyn will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Friends of the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will hold a wine and cheese tasting at 7 p.m. on the library’s new reading patio at 7 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 Saturday

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions from 5-7 p.m. Contact band director Thanos Kokkalas at kokkalas@me.com or call 347-701-6211 for more information.
  • The Wartburg Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wartburg Historic Campus (1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon). There will be food, entertainment, shopping and more. Visit wartburg.org/event/wartburg-fall-festival/ for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live”. You can explore the mansion and experience guided tours for free between noon and 4 p.m. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/?no-ist= for your free ticket.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Louis and Ella in Concert”, a musical tribute to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center in White Plains will present “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again on Sunday (1 and 4:30 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at 5 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Taylor Dayne, Expose and Betty Dee of Sweet Sensation, who have combined for more than 30 Top-100 Billboard hits. Visit gpfny.org/event/concert2016/ for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will present a Melanoma Symposium at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 8:15 a.m.-noon. Skin safety, screening and melanoma prevention will be discussed. Visit aimatmelanoma.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital (55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville) will host a parent and baby fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit nyplawrence.org for more information.
  • The Saxon Woods Garage Sale will take place from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Saxon Woods Pool (1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Visit parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/saxon-woods-garage-sale for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Selichot, a program of forgiveness. Theatre Dybbuk, a Jewish theatrical arts and education program, will present a journey of personal connections and forgiveness beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will conduct a double-reed making workshop from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will celebrate Art House Movie Day by showing “Time Bandits” at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Time Bandits

    Time Bandits

  • The Source International African Jazz Band will perform at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Intergenerational Concert will take place at The Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. as part of New Rochelle ArtsFest. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • Tutti Bravi Productions will present Spirits and Souls: Voices From the Trinity Burial Grounds at 4 p.m. at The New Rochelle Public Library. It’s a series of monologues from 18th and 19th-century New Rochelle natives who are buried at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Church. Visit tuttibraviproductions.org for more information.
  • The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host the 37th annual Wheelchair Games from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit burke.org.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Arts at Five Anderson (Five Anderson Street, New Rochelle) will open its studios from noon until 4 p.m. to allow the artists in residency to display their current works. Artists include Meredith Degyansky, Brandy Bajalia, Wade Schaming, Victoria Estok, Stephanie Spitz and Thiago Goncalves. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • grow! Lincoln Park fifth annual Arts and Culture Fest – Arts in the Park will take place at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-6 p.m. There will be music, food and more. Visit facebook.com/growlincolnpark for more information.

 Sunday

  • The New Rochelle Concert Across America To End Gun Violence will take place at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle from noon-5 p.m. I will be hosting the concert in conjunction with the City of New Rochelle. Visit concertacrossamerica.org/ for more information.
  • Pianist Gwhyneth Chen will perform at The Scarsdale Congregational Church (One Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Visit scc-ucc.org/index.php/music/concert-series for more information.

    Gwhyneth Chen

    Gwhyneth Chen

  • 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 third annual Eastchester 5K run will take place at 9 a.m., rain or shine, at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Visit eastchester5k.org for more information.
  • The 9th annual Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) and end at New Rochelle High School. Visit painetopain.com for more information.
  • Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and The Taconic Opera will perform at The Westchester Music Conservatory (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Car Show will take place at Glen Island Park (Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host the Shofar Factory Family Fun Day from noon-1:30 p.m. Make your own shofar and celebrate the holiday in style. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will host a Scarecrow Festival at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the Scarsdale Pool (311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale). Children and adults can create their own life-size scarecrows. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Jazz and Food Festival will conclude with a day-long lineup of musical acts and food on Mamaroneck Avenue between Martine Avenue and Mitchell Place (White Plains) from noon-5:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org.
  • James Coll, a professor at Hofstra University and the founder of ChangeNYS.org, will speak at the JCC MidWestchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) about the 2016 election cycle. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The annual Padre Pio Feast and Music Festival will take place in Depot Square (Tuckahoe) beginning at noon. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a reception for the 101st Annual Open Juried Show at the New Rochelle Public Library from 5:15-7 p.m. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Larry Newcomb Quartet will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 3-4:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will take place at 10 a.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Avenue, White Plains). Visitcom/barrywalks for more information.

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

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

Dear friends and neighbors,

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

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

THURSDAY

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

    Taconic Opera "Opera Has A Baby" Gala.

    Taconic Opera

  • The Taconic Opera’s annual fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. in the C.V. Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains). This year’s theme is “Opera Has a Baby”, featuring artists who will perform arias about young children. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present “In Search of St. Francis”, a film about the legendary saint, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. will present a Homeowners Outreach Workshop at the New Rochelle Library from 1-4:00 p.m. Workshop topics include the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, mortgage default and delinquency counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, transitioning counseling, load modifications and credit counseling. Call 914-428-4507, ext. 307 for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Eastchester Historical Society will host its annual fundraiser on the grounds of The Marble School House (388 California Road, Bronxville) at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Come and Meet John Adams”. Visit eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will continue its Sunset Classical Concert Series at 7 p.m. when violinist Kristina Giles and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky perform. Visit bartowpellmansionmuesum.org for more information.

    Rebecca Pechefsky

    Rebecca Pechefsky

  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host a Home and Garden Opening Tea at 2 p.m. Well-known gardener Kent Russell will be the featured speaker. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) brings back its Coffeehouse House Music Series with an 8 p.m. performance by singer-songwriter Judy Kass and Glen Roethel. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Picnic Shabbat” featuring blessing, songs, a picnic dinner, desserts, games and more. Remember to bring a blanket. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss and clarinet legend Sol Yaged will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) will celebrate “Oktoberfest” from noon-3 p.m. with knockwurst, red cabbage, desserts and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a Coffee & Conversation at The New Rochelle Library from 9:30-11 a.m. with New Rochelle City Council member Ivar Hyden. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions from 5-7 p.m. Contact band director Thanos Kokkalas at kokkalas@me.com or call 347-701-6211 for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a furniture drive from 9 a.m.-noon to benefit Furniture Sharehouse. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Community Action Partnership Advisory Council will present a “Mardi Gras Jazz and Gospel Fest” at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 5-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Blood Type Ragu” will be performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Latin Music Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Saturday Night Comedy Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Picnic in the Park, a screening followed by a picnic
    The House of Medici

    The House of Medici

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

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

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Challenge Road Race will take place at The Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe). Check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be one-mile and 5K races, both beginning and ending at the community center. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Town-wide Yard Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The fourth annual New Rochelle Street Fair will take place on Main Street between Centre and North Avenue from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

    Zhanna Alkhazova of The New Rochelle Opera

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

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