The Holiday Season Continues In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is right around the corner. While you’re celebrating, remember there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season 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

  • Patti Wood will address the Scarsdale Forum about the environment and health-related issues at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. Wood will focus on the significant and growing use of pesticides and the link they have to health issues. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Rabbi David Schuck and Rabbi Zach Sitkim along with Dr. Carol Diament for a 9:30-a.m. discussion that will compare Jerusalem in biblical and rabbinical sources with Jerusalem in modern Israeli literature. Visit bethelnr.org 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 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Teddy Bear tea from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • 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.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Gamelan Ensemble Performance” at 7 p.m. A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El will host a Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s (1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers) at 5:30 p.m. There will be a traditional Chanukah* sing along followed by latkes, hot cocoa and jelly donuts. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Liz Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak from 7-8 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) about Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Gris and their time in Céret, a town in the French Pyrenees. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will continue its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30-p.m. presentation of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “Once Upon A Hanukkah” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. There will also be shows at 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting (Fourth Candle) at 6:15 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique and Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be wine, shopping, dinner and more with the proceeds going to The Playgroup Theatre. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol will hold a community meeting at Scarsdale high (1057Post Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/domain/764 for more information.
  • The Westchester Ballet Company will perform The Nutcracker at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 10 a.m. There will also be shows on Saturday (12:30 and 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (8 Carman Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Christmas Fair between 8:45 a.m. and 3p.m. in the Lower Church. There will be shopping, a bake sale, games, food and more. Visit ihm-parish.org for more information.

    Joey Berkley

  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Sermon in Song – Lighting Up The Darkness” Shabbat service in conjunction with Shaarei Tikvah from 8-9:30 p.m. The combined choirs of both congregations will perform. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Community Shabbat Chanukah Dinner & Celebration at 7 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Joey Berkley Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a 1:45-p.m. presentation of Lore, the story of five German children who undertake a journey of self-discovery after their staunch Nazi parents are captured by the Allies near the end of WWII. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • 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 Westchester Sandbox Theatre will present “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” at The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. and on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Visit wstshows.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. The performance will be led by four professional soloists from The Chancel Choir, along with the chamber orchestra featuring professionals and student musicians from Bronxville High School. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host “Israel Conversation: Where are the Maccabees?” at 12:30 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Bartow’s Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. Museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar will lead an historical-fiction book club. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will participate in Wreaths Across America honoring military members who are buried on site at St. Paul’s in a noon ceremony. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host a “Holiday Tote Craft Project” at 11 a.m. Make and decorate a doll-sized holiday purse for your American Girl doll. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a VIP Chanukah Reception in The Wine Cellar at The Tapp House (16 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) at 7 p.m. There will be menorah lighting, a latke bar, donuts and a comedy show. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will hold its annual Holiday Boutique, featuring gifts from a variety of unique vendors, from noon-4 p.m. There will also be a Christmas craft corner where children can create doorstops for local seniors. All proceeds will go to WestCOP. The Peter Hand Trio will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host Tombola Night from 7-9 p.m. Play the classic Italian game while enjoying wine and desserts. There will be raffles and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Local Artist and Author Day” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More than a dozen local artists and authors will be on hand to discuss their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Songcatchers 23rd annual Concert for Peace will take place at The College of New Rochelle Chapel (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) at 4:30 p.m. Call (914) 654-1178 or e-mail songcatchers@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present The Christmas Handbell Concert at 4 p.m. There will be three handbell choirs, comprised of 40 ringers of all ages who will perform traditional and contemporary carols with bells, organ and congregational singing. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Grace Baptist Church (52 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Handel’s Messiah featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir and the Grace Christmas Orchestra at 6 p.m. Visit gracechurchtoday.org for more information.
  • The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) will present a Winter Chorale Concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other seasonal favorites at 12:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.

    George Frideric Handel

  • Chabad of Pelham will host “A Chanukah Magical Spectacular” at The Daronco Townhouse (20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) from 4-5:30 p.m. Devonte Magic will perform. There will also be a photo booth, food, games and more. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham) will host a Hanukkah Celebration, featuring The Dreamcoat Experience, from 1-3:00 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform an All-Baroque Concert, featuring concertmaster Alexander Abayev performing Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, at 3 p.m. in Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Parents Circle For Non-Jewish Parents Raising Jewish Children” at 9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “How to do Chanukah”. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “The Scarsdale Writer’s Center Festival of Writing” from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More than two dozen local writers will read from their work. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

*Chanukah and Hanukkah are both accepted spellings for the holiday.

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

 

Falling Back Into A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s time to turn back the clocks this weekend and while it will be getting dark earlier that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to enjoy all the wonderful things there are to do and see in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District this weekend.

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 pair 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.
  • (914)Pop Ups (13-15 Boniface Circle, Scarsdale) will host a shopping celebration from 4-9 p.m., featuring bags, clothes, accessories and more. This will run in conjunction with a beauty event held at BLVD (12 Chase Road, Scarsdale). The Birch Collective, a new White Plains-based restaurant will be providing light food and refreshments. Call 646-360-1450 for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Give Us the Ballot: an Evening with Voting Rights Journalist and Historian Ari Berman” at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Author Andrea Raynor, a counselor at Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice, will talk about her work and her books at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre performers will present “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” at The Frances Ann Cannon Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Professional Development Workshop: Teaching About Race and Racism” from 3-7 p.m. in Spellman Hall. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. will open the program. Visit hhrecny.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-11 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Deafening” by Frances Itani. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Middle School (134 Mamaroneck Road Scarsdale) will host “The Low-Down on the Local Tween and Teen Highs”, which is a presentation and Q&A regarding pre-teen and teenage substance usage in Scarsdale, at 7:30 p.m. Call 914-721-2400 for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) will show the Michael Moore film “Where to Invade Next” at 5 p.m. as part of the Inaugural Year Series. Visit sarahlawrence.edu 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.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host musicians and storytellers Kim and Reggie Harris at 7 p.m. as they discuss and perform traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs in an interactive performance. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host First Friday! Music & Trolley from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Skip Giaco and his jazz quartet will perform at the mansion while the trolley makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to the mansion and City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Sandbox Theater will join The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) to present an 8 p.m. performance of the musical “Hairspray”. There will be shows at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville (1 Stone Place, Bronxville) will host Soup and Scotch at 5:30 p.m. Following services there will be a variety of soups and fine scotch to sample. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will host its Fall Food For Thought Luncheon at the Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Susanne Pari, an Iranian-American author, is the keynote speaker. Visit lwvs.org for more information.
  • Author Noah Lederman will present “A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search For His Family’s Holocaust Secrets” in a 7:45-p.m. discussion at Temple Israel of White Plains (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains). Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host The Friends BIG Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will host a tag sale from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be furniture, house wares, estate items, art, books, toys, electronics, and clothing for all, linens, lunch and more.  Visit scc-ucc/sales for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host SUNY Purchase professor Lisa Keller as she explores the history of gaining the right to vote in New York. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host The Fall Clothing Closet Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be books, tableware, jewelry and much more. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Group Therapy will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Fall Home Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform at Iona College (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 8 p.m. It will be an all-Beethoven performance. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Beethoven

  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis will man the piano bar at Underhill’s Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • Actor/director/comic Kevin Farley will give a 9:30 p.m. performance at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham). Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Digital Arts Experience and Westchester Community College’s Peekskill and White Plains Extension Centers will host the S.T.E.A.M. Fair from 1-4 p.m. at the WCC White Plains Extension (198 Central Avenue, White Plains). There will be many workshops and demonstrations, including computer programming, 3D animation/printing, digital painting/drawing and photography. Visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/events/s-t-e-m-fair-featuring-digital-arts/ for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Demystifying Medicare”, a program designed for older adults who wish to learn more about using the Medicare system, from 1-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • 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 NAACP Freedom Fund annual dinner will take place at Mulino’s at Lake isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 4-9 p.m. The Guest of Honor is Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, the president of the NYS Conference NAACP. Honorees are Alvin & Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle, Corey Andrews, Sgt. Calvin Mcgee, Dr. Adrienne Weiss-Harrison & Rachel Motley. Call 914-961-7800 for more information.

    George Gershwin

  • Pianist Adam Kent will give a 12:30 p.m. performance at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a reception for artist M. Idra from 2-5 p.m. to mark the opening of the latest event. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host The Frightfully Fun Festival on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue. There will be a pumpkin patch, food, games and more. Visit wpbid.com for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host its Hitchcock Sunday Seminar “Setting the Record Straight on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pine Brook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Safe Driver’s Course from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its Hot Topics in Conservative Judaism Series at 7 p.m. This week’s topic is “Israel and the Diaspora”. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • New York Cabaret Unlimited will perform the works of George and Ira Gershwin at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 3-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association will host its second annual Fox Trot event at 9 a.m. at the Brite Avenue tennis courts. The event is a 1 or 2-mile walk/run that will feature refreshments and a scavenger hunt. Contact Molly Lehr at molly750@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host Richard Knox as he lectures on The Great American Songbook at 1:30 p.m. This is part one of a four-part series that will cover the great standards from the early to mid-20th Visit www.eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

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