Lectures, Music And Much More In The 88th Assembly District this Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

There may be plenty of winter left but there is still so much 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. 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 Indoor Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays through April 26 at 13-15 Boniface Circle, the former home of Space NK. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Rabbi David Levy will kick off his “Understanding the Prayer Book” lecture series at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) with a 9:30-a.m. discussion. The temple will continue to host Fauda: A Film and Discussion series at 11:30 a.m. The six-part series will focus on an Israeli television series about a deep-cover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Westchester Road Runner will host a free group run at 6:15 p.m. that will kick off at 179 East Post Road in White Plains. The 2.5-mile run will take you through the streets of White Plains. Visit westchesterroadrunner.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville will host its “Food For Thought Book Club” meeting at The Taphouse (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. Join Carol Godfrey as she leads a discussion on The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Disney’s High School Musical on Stage”. The Basketball Cast will perform at 7 p.m., then again Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. The East High Cast is scheduled to perform on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and again Sunday at noon. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host The Barbara Walters Campus Center Groundbreaking and Reception from 1:30-4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host Torah Applied: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Application with Rabbi Sruli Deitsch at 7 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) will show the film “Big Sonia” at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a diminutive Holocaust survivor with a huge personality. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 5-7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Picasso’s Pyrenees at 7 p.m. Learn about the French town of Ceret and how it became a haven for artists through the first half of the 20th Visit www.bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host local author Christina Lafaro-Naclaro at 11 a.m. for a children’s story time. She will read from her book, What Will Happen If. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • Scarsdale Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat with Chai Notes at 8 p.m. It’s part of the temple’s program of mixing social justice with prayer. Stephanie Merkrebs from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will speak about anti-Semitism, particularly on college campuses. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its BWC Coffeehouse Music Series with host Al Hemberger at 8 p.m.

    Near To You — Pelham Art Center

    Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.

  • Dannis Winston will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold an opening reception for its latest exhibit “Near To You” from 6:30-8 p.m. Six exciting new artists will display their work in the exhibit that runs through March 24. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a “Sip & Swirl” event for those interested in becoming members from 9:30-11 a.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will continue its Coffee and Conversation Series at 9:30 a.m. at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses from 10-11:30 a.m. Join guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead the Mansion’s historical fiction book club discussion of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. The museum will also host a Civil War mansion tour from 3-4 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. on Saturday followed by 2-p.m. shows on Sunday. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Local author Nadine Haruni will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 11 a.m. to discuss and read some of her Gold Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s stories. Author Falguni Kothari will speak at 5 p.m. about her most recent novel, “My Last Love Story”. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?page=1&size=10&month=Month&day=Day&type=all for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host an American Girl Spa Day at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The New York Strongest Man and Woman Competition will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. Visit countyenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Pelham at the rear of Town Hall on Harmon Avenue from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will be at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m., playing at the piano bar. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Daniel Tirado will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold an informational workshop about becoming a foster parent at 1 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host its Book Club meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

The Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music

  • The Rebel Ensemble for Baroque Music will perform at The Grace Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) at 4:30 p.m. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.
  • The Friends of Bronxville Library will host Kathryn Lockwood as she plays the viola and pianist Jon Klibonoff for a 3-p.m. concert at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). There will be a reception to follow. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will present The Great American Songbook Part IV at 1:30 p.m. Richard Knox will host. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the Music and the Arts Winter Music Festival will take place at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 3-6 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva return to the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) for Masterworks Conversation: Night in the Garden of Spain at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

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

 

Enjoy The Pre-Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is almost here so before experiencing all the hustle and bustle, take some time this weekend to 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

  • 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 conclude for the season from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). 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 City of New Rochelle will host its Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The lunch is free but you must register to attend. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Lunch and Learn with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari at noon. She will discuss the influence that her upbringing as an Israeli-Canadian born of a Yemenite Jewish family has on her writing. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Scarsdale School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman and Scarsdale Board of Education member Bill Natbony will address issues regarding the district and answer questions. Visit scarsdaleforum.com 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, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Metro-Card Van will be at The White Plains Galleria Mall (Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 2-3:30 p.m. to assist riders interested in purchasing MetroCards. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “You For Me For You”, the story of North Korean sisters who defect and must find their way in the free world, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Clare Davies, the first curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art at The Met, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College from 6-7:30 p.m. about the job of finding contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey for the Metropolitan Museum collection, and will discuss some of The Met’s most recent acquisitions. Visit sarahlawrence.edu 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 Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 presentation of “How To Be A Latin Lover”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down to Earth Farmer’s Market will take place at Huguenot Park at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road at 8:30 a.m. and will stay open until 2:30 p.m. There will be produce, baked goods, cheese and more. Visit downtoearthmarkets.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Watermark Pointe, at 9:30 a.m. in the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). He will be discussing the new development planned for the tip of Davenport Neck. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue The BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8:00 p.m. Check out great local musicians hosted by Al Hemberger. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “A Book and Author Luncheon with Mary Beth Keane”, who penned Fever and The Walking People, at noon. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road Scarsdale) with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiddler-on-the-roof-tickets-37734932198 for tickets and more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Girls Night, The Musical” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Greensboro Swarm in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 31st annual Holiday Boutique at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat at 8 p.m. This service will be organized around combining social justice with prayer. This week’s installment will focus on preventing gun violence in America. The program will include information about current concerns as our prayers focus on how Jewish Tradition promotes peace and healing. Contact Karen Chapro at socialaction@sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mark Toback will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Friends of Eastchester Public Library Tag Sale will take place at Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The 54th annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed on North Avenue from Eastchester Road to Main Street and Maple Avenue. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence pancake breakfast will take place at New Rochelle High School (North and Braemer Avenues, New Rochelle) and will precede the parade from 8-9:30 a.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Richard S. Fogarty of SUNY Albany as he discusses the challenges of America and World War I. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a pair of events. The Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will meet at 10 a.m. with museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar leading the historical-fiction book club on an adventure regarding the book, “Marrying An English Lord”. Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part IV will take place at 2 p.m. as part of Native American Heritage Month. Multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet Bobby González will lead the discussion. 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.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Margarita Schevchenko at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New York Reading Foundation will host “A Night on the Town” at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be live entertainment, food and a casino with the proceeds going to benefit Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Visit nyreadingfoundation.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” by The Langston Hughes Project at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host Kit’s Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Alex Cano will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Bronxville on Palumbo Place behind Village Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa 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 Westchester Board of Rabbis and the Westchester Jewish Council will present “A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. at The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, music and more. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra’s 15th annual Fall Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.com for more information.
  • The 30th Anniversary Visionary Gala presented by The African-American Men of Westchester will take place at Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-11:30 p.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-anniversary-visionary-gala-aamw-tickets-36948611291 for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains). The event will honor the innovators and builders who are working on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will premiere its documentary “40 Years of Making Music: The Story of Songcatchers” at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Performing Arts Center (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be a musical performance and reception to follow. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a 3 p.m. performance by The Chancel and Community Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music, the choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Visit www.reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • Members of The Bronx Opera Company will give a 2-p.m. performance at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Joy Ladin will present “Meet Me at the Intersection of Trans and Jewish Identity” at 6 p.m. in the Sarah Lawrence College Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller Lecture Hall (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Ladin explores being trans and Jewish, speaking from her own personal experiences. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Come to Kids’ Kloset, which is run by the Westchester Jewish Community Services, will be sorting and folding clothing donations at Kids’ Kloset (170 East Post Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit jteenleadership.org for more information.

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

 

Another Big Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The school year has started and we’re closing in on fall but that doesn’t mean we have to give up on summer just yet. There are plenty of things to see and do in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District this weekend that are sure to keep that summer feeling alive.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will host a guidance program on county services for seniors at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Summer Street Concert Series will conclude at 6:30 p.m. on Parkway Road. Andrew Cole and the Bravo Hops are scheduled to perform. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Noon Day Concert Series concludes at Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue) from noon-2 p.m. Magic Touch is scheduled to perform. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Greek Festival 2017 will kick off at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday evening. There will be Greek food, music, pastries, dancing, a flea market and more. The festival runs until 11 p.m. on Thursday, from 6 p.m.-midnight on Friday, from 2 p.m.-midnight on Saturday and from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will take place rain or shine. Visit holytrinitynr.org for more information.
  • The Soop Theatre Company will present “God of Carnage: A comedy of manners … without the manners” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 8 p.m. There will also be 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host an open house and membership drive from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host an opening reception at 7 p.m. for the exhibition entitled “Reformation Exhibition: The Man, The Message and the Machinery”. Martin Luther called for reforms in the Western Church, sparking the Reformation. There will be works lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bronxville Public Library and Donnelley Financial Services. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “The Dog Days of Summer Swim” from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Kittrell Park Pool (Fisher Avenue and Irving Place, White Plains) for dogs one year old or older and their owners. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7:30 to discuss A Man Called Oveby Fredrik Backman. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum’s Education Committee will be hosting a discussion regarding Scarsdale Schools at Village Hall (1001 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. There will be a live poll, public comments section and more. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host Georgette Gouveia, a local author and editor of WAG Magazine, as she discusses and signs copies of her new novel, The Penalty for Holding. It is the story of a gay, biracial quarterback’s search for identity in the NFL. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Farmer’s Market will make its debut from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). This is a pilot program expected to last six to eight weeks. Contact  Susan Douglass at susandouglass@gmail.com for more information.

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 Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) will host its popular Book Sale with a members-only preview on Friday. The regular sale kicks off on Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs through Sept. 17. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Parampara: An Evening of Classical Indian Dance and Music will take place at The Grinton Will Library (1500 Central Park Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-9 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Mark Adams will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Community Shabbat Service and Dinner at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host its Senior Benefit Information Program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about and discuss all the various programs available to seniors. The library will also be hosting its “Friends Big Book Sale” beginning at 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. The sale will continue on Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Second Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host authors Susan and James Patterson at 7 p.m. for a discussion and book signing. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will join the various independent sports leagues in Scarsdale to host a Youth Sports Event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crossway Field Park in Scarsdale. There will be games, food, music and, of course, sports. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Author and anthropologist Dr. David Oestreicher will host a 1 p.m. discussion at The St. Paul Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) about the Lenape Indians, who were the first settlers in this part of Westchester. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host “Doll Hair Do’s and Don’ts” at 11 a.m. There will be demonstrations on how to comb and treat your doll’s hair. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in New Rochelle (515 North Avenue) from 10 a.m. – 1p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “An Outdoor Movie on Church Street” at 7 p.m. between Main and Hamilton with a showing of Batman, the original 1966 version starring Adam West and Burt Ward. There will be a raffle and prizes for those in costume. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 9th annual Green Festival, in conjunction with the Eastchester School District, will take place at the Anne Hutchinson School (60 Mill Road, Eastchester) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be giveaways, activities for the whole family, food, exhibits and more as the town celebrates Mother Earth. Visit greeneastchester.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place in Depot Square. The market is open every Sunday through the end of November from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The fifth annual New Rochelle Street Fair will take place on Main Street between Centre and North Avenue from 11a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. There will be a DJ, food, a beer garden and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Boxing Blooms”, a program that will teach the art of Renaissance flower preservation, at 1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The 41st annual Tuckahoe Challenge 1-Mile Run and 5K will take place at 9 a.m. starting at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe). Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host Plateau Cirque Today, an opening reception for the members of the Plateau Cirque artist group, from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Northeast Reptile Expo will be at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    The Northeast Reptile Expo

  • The Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host a community-wide celebration at noon to welcome a new Torah to Bronxville. There will be a buffet, a parade throughout the village and a workshop for children. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Author’s Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.

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

 

The Big Days Are Almost Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

There’s only one weekend left before Chanukah and Christmas so it is time to pick up your last-minute gifts in the shops and stores of the 88th Assembly District. While you’re out shopping, take some time to enjoy many of the other holiday events our cities, towns and villages have to offer.

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

 THURSDAY

  • New Rochelle native Sam Friend returns to The Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) where he will perform with New Rochelle High grad Justin Perler from 8-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host an educational program commemorating the 225th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights at 10 a.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will continue on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run through Sunday. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese (107 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host an American cheese tasting class from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Rocky Middletown Duo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) 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.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform “The Nutcracker” at The Westchester County Center at 10 a.m. There will also be performances on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit westchesterballet.wordpress.com for more information.
  • Candy Rox (66 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a gingerbread house decorating party from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Eastchester Church (11 Woodlot Road, Eastchester) will present “The Living Nativity” with Broadway performers, elegant costumes and incredible music in a 7:30 p.m. performance. There will also be a performance on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit eastchesterchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will present “Merry Christmas With Strega Nonna”, a story about the true spirit of giving and Christmas, at 2 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue its Master Class Music Series with a 1 p.m. performance by cellist Pamela Devenport. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Kathryn Jones as she performs holiday classics on the 1830 Erben Pipe Organ. The program, which begins at 2 p.m., will be preceded by a Wreaths Across America ceremony to honor the military members buried at St. Paul’s. Visit nps.gov/sapa 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.louie
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold “A Christmas Cabaret” at 7 p.m. Join the Pipe Dream Theatre for a memorable performance. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogues Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host its third annual Vodka and Latkes Adult Party from 8-10 p.m. There will be a variety of drinks and music. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale (25 Ramsey Road) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Please remove all large binder clips and covers.  Papers from businesses, institutions, or commercial enterprises are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will any junk mail or newspapers. Service at the events works on a first-come, first-served basis, as the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity before closing time. In extreme weather, events may be cancelled or terminated early.Please call the county’s Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church Choir will travel to St. John’s Riverside Hospital (967 North Broadway, Yonkers) for Christmas Caroling from 3-5 p.m. Visit newrochelleumc.org for more information.
  • Big Viv’s Annual Toy Drive will take place at NR Future (247 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from noon-5 p.m. Call Vivian Spady (914) 281-3875 for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 22nd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Road, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.

    Songcatchers

    Songcatchers

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a Christmas Handbell Concert from 4-5 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogues Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Family Chanukah Party. Please bring rice for The United Interfaith Food Bank. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Sing Your Heart Out Songs of the Season Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Place, New Rochelle) at 4 p.m. There will be Christmas, Chanukah and other winter celebration music performed under the direction of music aficionado Robert Puleo. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bethesda Baptist Church (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold a Mass Choir Christmas Concert featuring The Singing Christmas Tree under the direction of Sister Deon Franklin at 5:30 p.m. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The New York Covenant Church (500 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host its annual Christmas Wrap Party where you can prepare gift bags of much-needed clothing for those less fortunate as the weather turns colder. Visit newyorkcovenant.com for more information.

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

 

The Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale Highlights A Big Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The last weekend of July is upon us so it sure seems like the summer is going by too fast. Take some time, though, to slow things down this weekend and enjoy everything the cities, towns and villages in the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There’s a big sidewalk sale in Scarsdale, plenty of great music and several wonderful movies to enjoy with the whole family.

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 band Back to the Garden will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Music on the Green Series will host Eli Fountain with Baba Don and Equinox at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host Ms. Liz Variety as part of its Neighborhood Nights series at Chatterton Park (Chatterton Avenue and Harmon Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. The Petting Zoo and Shaun the Sheep will also be on hand. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host a free outdoor movie night at Turnure Park (26 Lake Street, White Plains). This week’s movie, which begins at 7 p.m., is The Good Dinosaur. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “After Work Meet and Mingle” from 7-10 p.m. There will be drinks, music and no cover charge. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The annual Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale will kick off at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the heart of the Village. The sale will run for three days from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalechamber.org for more information and for a listing
    The Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale

    The Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale

    of stores that will participate in the sale.

  • The Junior League of Central Westchester is hosting its Summer Social “Let’s Flamingle” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The party is at a private home and is by invitation only. Call 914-723-6130 for more information.
  • The Wings of Hope, hosted by the Justin Samela Miceli Foundation, will take place at from 7-11 p.m. at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). The foundation provides support to young people who exemplify who Justin was and what he believed in. Visit justinswingsofhope.com 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 Youth Council Summer Theatre will present its 32nd annual production of Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Eastchester High School auditorium. This year’s production is the classic musical “
    Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc.

    Grease”. All seats are reserved. Call 914-760-2517 for more information or reservations.

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “In The Heights, A New Musical” about a community in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Generoso Pope Foundation (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will continue its Summer Movie Series with a showing of Monster’s Inc. at 8:30 p.m. Visit gpfny.org for more information.
  • The Rocky Middleton 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.

 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 Ecuadorian Festival will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains beginning at 6 p.m. Call 914-995-4050 for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe at the Lake Avenue/Main Street commuter lot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents can bring up to four file-size boxes of confidential papers to be shredded. Visit http://tinyurl.com/h5he2za or call (914) 813-5425 for more information or to learn about early closure or cancellation.

    Gentle Ben's Trio

    Gentle Ben’s Trio

  • The Songs for Seeds, in conjunction with the Scarsdale Recreation Department, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a concert in Chase Park (32 Chase Road, Scarsdale) at 11 a.m. Songs for Seeds is a local children’s music program. Visit songsforseeds.com/ny/scarsdale/partners for more information.
  • Gentle Ben’s Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle’s Lighted Boat Parade will take place at 8:30 p.m. Lighted boats will parade through New Rochelle Harbor from Hudson Park to Neptune Park. Visit newrochelleny.com or call 914-235-6930 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 “The House”, a teen coffee house, from 5-7:30 p.m. It’s an open-mic experience for people under 25. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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