The Music Doesn’t Stop This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s going to be another musical weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are several performances, ranging from solo efforts to concerts in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th, so get out and enjoy as many of them as possible.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the first of five performances in the 2017 Marguerite Manley Memorial Lenten Organ Recital Series at noon. Alessandro Pittorino is scheduled to perform and there will be a lunch following the performance. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.

    Allesandro Pittorino

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will show “The Queen of Katwe”, the story of a young woman selling corn on the streets of Uganda, as part of its Extraordinary Women Film Series. The program is part of a Women’s History Month celebration. Showtime is 7 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Fred Baumgarten River Talk: Who’s Buried in Audubon’s Tomb? The Artist, the Musician and American Identity” at 7 p.m. Learn about composer Anthony Philip Heinrich and famed naturalist John James Audubon and how their lives intertwined. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for its newest exhibition “History of the Present” at 7 p.m. The show runs through April 22. Visit osilasgallery.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Long Island Nets in an 8 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Abigail Pogrebin, the author of “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew” will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its week-long Baroque Period Music Festival. There will be student soloists and ensembles performing at the school on Thursday and Friday at 6:15 and 8 p.m. There will be performances on Saturday (2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). The 6 p.m. performance will feature The Chamber Choir.
  • 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.

FRIDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as it performs a 7 p.m. concert. American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is scheduled to perform. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.

    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Underhills Crossing (74 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host fiddler Marie Reilly at 9:30 p.m. to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Chapel School will host “A Gathering of Friends”, its annual gala and fundraiser, at the Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will be Irish step dancers and the McLean Avenue Band will perform. Visit thechapelschool.org for more information.
  • Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will host WVOX Radio for a live St. Patrick’s Day broadcast from noon- 5p.m. Visit dudleysparkview.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dina Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” at 10 a.m. Participate in an historical fiction book club led by Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar. False Dawn, the first novella by Edith Wharton, will be discussed. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at 7 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) is hosting a Masters Music Class at 2 p.m. with pianist Audrey Axinn. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.- 6p.m. and then again from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale) will present “The Other Israelis”, a three-episode performance from the popular comedy Arab Labor, at 2 p.m. Watch as Jewish Israelis are introduced to an Arab family. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Paul Hicks will be the subject of an “Author’s Spotlight” at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmusuem.org for more information.

    Aaron Rosand

  • “Festinema Junior: A French Film Festival for Children” will take place at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. Alliance Française of Westchester will co-host the event with the library. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Celebrated violinist Aaron Rosand will perform and instruct students as part of The Hoff-Barthelson Master Class Series at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its 63rd Annual Gala at 5 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Eric Chandler will present “Women in the American Revolution: Putting the Her in Heriocs” at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Chandler, a Revolutionary War historian, will discuss Molly Pitcher, Elizabeth Zane and other women who made heroic contributions during the war. Cal 914-633-1776 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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Enjoy The Weekend Before The Hectic Holiday Season Begins

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of November has arrived and we’re closing in on the holiday season. Before we start talking turkey, though, let’s remember that there are many wonderful things to do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District that will help make your weekend enjoyable as you begin thinking about the holidays.

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

  • Community Service Associates will hold their annual Harvest Moon Gala at The Surf Club (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. CSA runs the Project Family Soup Kitchen in Mount Vernon. Visit csasoupkitchen.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Teen Center, The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services, Scarsdale Public Library, the Scarsdale PT Council and the Scarsdale Middle School PTA will sponsor the film “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age” followed by a discussion at the 9:15 a.m. in the Scarsdale Library. The movie will also be shown, followed by the discussion, on Wednesday (11/2) at 7:30 p.m. The film centers on family challenges in today’s screen-obsessed culture. Contact Ellen Tiven-Moore (914-722-8358, ellen@scarsdaleteencenter.com) for more information or to RSVP.

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host its Public Forum and Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center’s (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) Sisterhood Evening Book Group will kick off its Wine, Cheese and Evening Book Club series at 7:30 p.m. with a discussion about Matti Friedman’s “Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story”. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The Museum of Arts and Culture at New Rochelle High School (North Avenue, New Rochelle)will have an opening reception and guided tour for its new exhibit “Anne Frank: A History For Today” at 7 p.m. Contact Andrea Berman in the New Rochelle Fund Office at Aberman@nredlearn.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present “The Roots of Doo-Wop”, featuring music from all five boroughs in New York City, at 2 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The After-Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.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 Pelham Civic Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Las Vegas Night will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamcivics.org 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. Greg Diamond and Amalgama 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 9 p.m. showing of the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – A Touring Documentary”. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Andrus Gala will take place at The Ritz Carlton (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 6 p.m. The benefit is in support of ANDRUS, an organization that is a leader in training, research and advocacy for organizations
    Tanya Bannister

    Tanya Bannister

    that serve vulnerable children and families. Yonkers mayor Mike Spano will be one of the honorees. Visit andruscc.org for more information.

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will kick off its 2016-17 Faculty Recital Series at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) with an 8 p.m. performance by pianist Tanya Bannister. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Pelham Athletes Helping Athletes will play baseball at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Field in the Glover Complex (East Sandford Boulevard, Pelham). Baseball players of elementary-school age and coaches of all experience levels are welcome. Contact heatherjschneider@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will hold its 2016 Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be jewelry, housewares, clothing and much more available. Call 914-738-1528 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. There will be window painting and mask making from 10-11:30 a.m. 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 EcoPel Pelham town-wide cleanup will take place at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet on the Connecticut side of the Pelham train station.
  • Iona College’s Arrigoni Center (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle), in conjunction with the Sound Shore Chorale, Songcatchers and Tutti Bravi Productions, will present Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Emperor and the Nightingale” at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Black Student Union’s AfroDiasporan Culture Show: Genesis will take place at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Home Show returns to the Westchester County Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “St. Paul’s and the Presidents”, a presentation about the five United States Presidents that have ties to the historic church, at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present “From Vienna to Broadway, A Soiree Musical”, featuring violinist/mandolin Joyce Balint, singer Janelle Allbritton, clarinetist Regan Nikol-Stas (clarinet) and pianist Oxana Mikhailoff, at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

  • The Women’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its “Gala of the Century” at 6:30 p.m. Among the honorees will be the YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.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.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host ShopRite nutrionist Inga Voloshin as she discusses “New Ways To Eat Right” at 2 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Hospital (41 East Post Road, White Plains) will host a “Ted E. Bear Fair” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children of all ages and their parents can bring in their teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be treated and learn about a variety of safety topics and good eating habits. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The Friends of White Plains Hospital annual gala will take place at Brae Burn Country Club (39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase) at 7 p.m. Visit wphospital.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will hold a free Mulch Mowing Workshop in Huguenot Park on North Avenue across from New Rochelle High School at 3 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • A Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving will take place at Wartburg Chapel (One Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon) at 2 p.m. in honor of Wartburg’s 150th A reception will follow. Contact JoAnn McGraw at 914-513-5128 or jmcgraw@wartburg.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. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Academy Wind Quintet of West Point will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a performance of “For Veterans by Veterans” at the Asbury Crestwood United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) at 3 p.m. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Civil War Living History: Lee’s Forgotten General” from 4-5:30 p.m. Historian Patrick Falci will be in costume portraying Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill. Visit bartownpellmansionmusueum.org for more information.

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

    Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host Rinku Bhattacharya, a New York-based food writer, cookbook author and cooking teacher, at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its Artist of the Month Show and Reception from 2-5 p.m. This month’s artist is photographer Lester Blub. Visit bronxvillewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “When a Non-Jewish Spouse Helps Raise Jewish Children: What Works” at 11 a.m. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Schuck. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Beth-EL Synagogue will also commemorate the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, knows as The Night of Broken Glass, at 6 p.m. Audrey Unger Reich and her father Ron Unger will tell his Holocaust story together. Survivors will also light candles in memory of the six million people murdered during the Holocaust. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will present “Unexpected Voices About Israel and The Middle East”, the story of Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim of Pakistani origin who was radicalized at 18 before he changed directions and became pro-Zionist. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s HB Artist Series will welcome bassoonist Janice Grice as she performs “Tangos, Serenades and Choros”, music written by Latin American composers, in a 5 p.m. concert at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Suffern). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Red Door Chamber Players as they perform music by Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, and Franz Schubert at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oak Ridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M production of “Acts of Reunion”, a pair of one-act dramas by local playwrights, at 2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present the M&M production of “The Last Romance”, a heartwarming comedy/drama about the power of love, at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Combined Choirs and Soloists of Huguenot Memorial Church and Christ Church will present REQUIEM, op. 9 conducted by Jeffrey Hoffman at the Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Contact info@huguenotchurch.org for more information.

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