Wow! What A Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

It seems as if the weather has finally become more autumn-like and what better way to enjoy the season than to experience what the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. It’s a jam-packed weekend with movies, discussions, music, benefits and more.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place. 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 New Rochelle Police Foundation Annual Gala will take place at the Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6-10 p.m. Call Barbara Cabrera at 914-654-2227 for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the documentary “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org/adults/arts-talks/theodore-bikel-in-the-shoes-of-sholom-aleichem/ for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will also host a class “The Evolution of Zionism” beginning at 7 p.m. This is the first of a four-week program that will trace the concepts associated with Zionism from its origins with the ancient Hebrews through the fervent evangelical Zionism and the more recent Jewish messianic Zionism. Visit https://jccmw.ticketleap.com/evolution-of-zionism/details for more information.
  • The Westchester Chess Club will meet at The Trinity Lutheran Church (25 Crane Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. Visit westchesterchessclub.com for more information.
  • The Westchester 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 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 Chancel Choir of The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) is hosting an open-invitation event for anyone interested in performing Fauré’s Requiem, on November 19. Sing Fauré’s sublime masterwork under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Sándor Szabó. Singers of all levels welcome. Rehearsals begin Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on Thursdays until the show. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host the first installment of a five-week course entitled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Jungle”, the story of four travelers who set off into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into an utter nightmare. Yossi Ghinsberg, the subject of the film played by Daniel Radcliffe, will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A session. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ghost The Musical” at 2 p.m. There will also be 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “Harmless” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is physical theatre at its finest as it looks at the past and the future. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Charles Little, Curator Emeritus of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 7 p.m. as he discusses “Martin Luther and the Power of the Image”. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Greenacres Neighborhood Association will host a 7-p.m. meeting with the Scarsdale Board of Education to discuss plans for the Greenacres Elementary School (41 Huntington Avenue, Scarsdale). The meeting, which is in the school gym, will feature a 45-minute presentation and a Q&A session. Visit scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/ for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host an 8 p.m. meeting at Village Hall (195 Sparks Avenue, Pelham) to discuss solarizing Pelham. Village officials are considering whether to incorporate Pelham into the Solarize Westchester Initiative. Call 914-738-2015 for more information.
  • The Westchester Review, a literary journal for Westchester, will host a 7-p.m. reading by local authors at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Yan Kjar will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.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 St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a candlelight tour and historical music presentation featuring the music of Linda Russell & Companie. Visit the graves of soldiers and civilians who participated in the American Revolution. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host its Brotherhood Dinner beginning with services at 6:15 p.m. The dinner will feature New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and CNBC anchor Mark Hoffman. Visit sstte.org for more information.

    Andrew Ross Sorkin

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland, Avenue Bronxville) will continue its BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Don Lowe and Bruce T. Carroll are scheduled to perform. Al Hemberger hosts. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Julius Rodriguez will be performing at Alvin & Friends restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will continue its Coffee and Conversation Series at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9:30-11 a.m. with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for National Realty and Development Corp. His company is the developer of the Watermark Pointe, formerly known as Beckwithe Pointe, condominium project and he will answer any questions pertaining to the project. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com 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 St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will commemorate the Battle of Pell’s Point with an encampment at 10 a.m. There will be music, craft, games and more. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Bartow’s Literary Elevenses, the museum’s historical fiction book club, for a 10-a.m. discussion about Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “What’s It Worth” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your antiques and valuables to be evaluated by The Skinner Auction House of New York City. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Westchester County mobile shredder will be in Tuckahoe in the Lake Avenue Commuter Lot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The band Twisted will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will present “A Night of Reformation” as part of its Hock Chamber Music Series at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Comedian Joey Kala will perform at Rockwells (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • The Concert of Many Voices will take place at Iona College’s Christopher Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit iona.edu for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will be performing at Alvin & Friends restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Alvin and Friends will also be presenting “An Evening With Ivery Bell” from 7-10 p.m.  Bell is the former lead singer of Blue Magic, The Delfonics and The Moment of Truth. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Festa Italiana” at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. There will be food, music and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe History Committee will meet on the second floor of Tuckahoe Village Hall (65 Main Street, Tuckahoe) for a presentation entitled “Mini Marble Museum”, which will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host “A Moveable Feast” from 6-10 p.m. It’s the NRPL Foundation’s Fall Fundraising Dinner that will have guests hopping from floor to floor in the library. The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are scheduled to perform. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will hold its monthly arts and crafts events for children ages 5 and older at Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham). Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston will perform at the piano bar at Underhills Crossing ( 74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 8-11:55 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host an opening reception for the exhibit entitled “The Dreamcatchers and the Kahnstructions”. The exhibit, which will run at the synagogue’s Kanner-Kurson Museum through Nov. 26, features the work of 96-year-old Marcia Kahn. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden fundraiser will take place at Jolo’s Restaurant (49 Lawton Street, New Rochelle) from 4-7 p.m. Call Amy Ehrlich or Linda Tarrant-Reid at 914-224-4243 for more information.
  • The 66th annual Scarsdale Halloween window painting contest will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit

    Marcia Kahn sculpture

    scarsdale.com/recreation.

  • 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 White Plains Historical Society will commemorate the 241st anniversary of The Battle of White Plains at the Jacob Purdy House National Historic Site (60 Park Avenue, White Plains) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Revolutionary War campsite will open at 10 a.m. and the flag-raising and roll of honor will take place at 1 p.m. Call 914-328-1776 or write to info@whiteplainshistory.org for information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Aging Well, the first in a three-part series about aging with dignity and caring for older family members. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Westchester Moves For Puerto Rico: A Zumba Fundraising Event for the Victims of Hurricane Maria will take place at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit https:moveforpr.ticketleap.com/zumba for more information.
  • The Chris Conte Quartet will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host The Children’s Halloween Festival in Leonard Morange Square between the Bronxville train station and Parkway Road from noon- 4 p.m. There will be rides, music, ponies, food and more. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

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The Last Weekend In February Has Arrived

Dear friends and neighbors,

The last weekend of February is here which means winter is almost over. It’s time to celebrate so go out and take in all the sights and sounds that the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District 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

  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle), along with the African-American Arts & Cultural Appreciation Council, will celebrate Black History Month by presenting “Black in America Symposium” at 5:30 p.m. Visit nrca.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise of Westchester will hold its Winter Break Camp on Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The children will enjoy learning French in a fun atmosphere. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host English Country Dancin
    Larry Salley

    Larry Salley

    g 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.

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an opening reception and fundraiser in memory of photographer Larry Salley. ArtsWestchester and African American Men of Westchester will co-host the 6 p.m. event, which is a retrospective of Salley’s work. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Shooting Stars will take on the Connecticut Stars in a 5 p.m. contest at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Both teams are part of the WSS Basketball Women’s Developmental League. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “The Jungle Book Kids” at 5 p.m. as a culmination of a weeklong workshop. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    International Gem and Jewelry Show

    International Gem and Jewelry Show

  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host French Immersion Day, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • The International Gem and Jewelry Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from noon-6 p.m. and again on Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Visit intergem.com for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host Bubble Extravaganza: An Interactive Bubble Show at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Carnevale per Bambini” at 2 p.m. Children can make masks, celebrate the holiday and learn about its history. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library
    Leslie Pintchik

    Leslie Pintchik

    Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

  • Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host “A Virtual Afternoon in Paris” at 1:30 p.m. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host scholar-in-residence Rabbi Benjamin Segal as he delivers a sermon on faith and doubt in Ecclesiastes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on The Greensboro Swarm in a 5 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The White Plains Historical Society will celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a 1 p.m. program at the Jacob Purdy House National Historic Site (60 Park Avenue, White Plains), which also served as Washington’s headquarters. There will be a flag raising, reenactments and a feature presentation entitled “The Stormy Relationship Between Thomas Paine and George Washington”. Gary Berton, the secretary of the Thomas Paine National Historic Association will present. Visit whiteplainshistory.org for more information.

    George Washington

    George Washington

  • Renowned bassist Hilliard Greenewill perform at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) in a concert entitled “Milestone Negro Spirituals Until The Civil War: When Folksongs Bring Freedom” at 2 p.m. He will explore the role that folk songs and spirituals played in the slaves’ road to freedom. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir will perform at The Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street, White Plains) at 5 p.m. This talented group of students has performed at Yankee Stadium and the Supreme Court’s annual gala. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on The Erie Bayhawks in a 5 p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The New Symphony will perform at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Bill Fitzhugh, the Director, Arctic Studies Center, and the Curator, Department of Anthropology, at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, will present “Vikings – The North Atlantic Saga” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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