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.

 

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A Big Spring Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Winter is now a distant memory and it is time to begin enjoying the warmer weather. This weekend should be a spectacular one in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, music, discussions, films and much more to enjoy.

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 St. John’s, Wilmot, Episcopal Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host the first day of its three-day, tag-sale event. Visit stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 2 p.m. to speak about “Hemingway’s Paris”, detailing the famed author’s haunts while he was living in France. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

    Earnest Hemingway

  • The Lifting Up Westchester’s Oasis of Hope Gala will take place at the Leewood Country Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester) from 6-9:30 p.m. Lifting Up Westchester sponsors eight programs that assist men, women and children in need in Westchester. Visit liftingupwestchester.org for more information.
  • CJ Cullens Tavern (77 Pelham Road, New Rochelle) will host a free comedy night at 8:30 p.m. Call 914-740-7106 for more information.
  • The Hope Community Services Gala will take place at The Beckwith Point Club (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Hope Community Services is a New Rochelle-based emergency food pantry and soup kitchen. Visit hopecommunityservices.org for more information.
  • The Family Services of Westchester Star Gala will take place at The Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) at 6 p.m. Among those being honored are Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim along with former Yankees Roy White, John Wetteland and Ron Bloomberg, author of Designated Hebrew: The Ron Bloomberg Story. Visit fsw.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Community College (75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla) Friday Night Film Series continues a presentation of the Icelandic film “Rams” at 7:45 p.m. It’s the story of Gummi and Kiddi, two shepherds and brothers that have lived on the same land but have not spoken for 40 years. The brothers must finally come together when a disease threatens the herd. Call Bob Bruckenthal at 914-723-3186 for more information.
  • The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host the 19th annual Brendan Gill Lecture at the Concordia College Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 8 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning Supreme Court expert Linda Greenhouse will be on hand to have a conversation with CBS correspondent and presidential historian Mo Rocca. Visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Shabbat Service of Responsibility at 7:45 p.m. Sonia Hochman, a Holocaust survivor from Poland who lived in underground caves for 511 days to avoid getting caught, will be the guest speaker. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Dudley’s Parkview (94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle) will host New Rochelle Shaves 2017 at 7 p.m. , a fundraising event held by the New Rochelle police and fire departments to raise money for and awareness of pediatric cancer. Visit en.eventhint.com/events/17936865/new-rochelle-shaves-2017 for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) Coffeehouse Music Series will continue with 8 p.m. performances by Kelly Flint and Dan Zlotnick. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “After the Storm: A Stage Play” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The 14th annual Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival will take place at 6 p.m. in the Slonim Living Room/Stone Room (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville). It will continue Saturday (noon) and Sunday (noon) at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera Annual Spring Gala, honoring Maestro Anton Coppola will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Vosot nropera.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Collaborative Theater will present “Lot’s Wife”, a new play based on the biblical story, at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wctheater.org for more information.
  • The East Coast National Spring Fever Baseball Card Show will be at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 2-8 p.m. The show continues Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters Coffee and Conversation program will continue at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Monroe College president Marc Jerome is scheduled to speak. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of 100 Hispanic Women will host the Latina Leadership Forum and Scholarship Awards at the Radisson (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.- 3p.m. New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado will be the guest speaker. Visit 100HWW.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Pelham Little League Parade will take place at 9 a.m. beginning at the Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue). It will continue to Wolfs Lane and end at Ingalls Field, where a short ceremony will follow. Visit pelhamlittleleague.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold “A Colonial Fair” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a blacksmith, a fiddle player, a cooper, a colonial bakery and much more. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will participate in New York Cares Volunteer Garden Cleanup Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the season-finale of the Midland Music Series with a piano concert by Vassily Primakov at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual tag sale from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon-3 p.m. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau will present Listen To Their Voices at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. The community-talent showcase will be followed by a reception. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold a Watercolor Workshop at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester will present its “Story of the Piano Concert Series” at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 2 p.m. Some of Westchester’s best young pianists will perform Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Business Improvement District will celebrate Earth Day by hosting a screening of Disneynature’s “Born in China” at 10 a.m. at Cinema Deluxe (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains). Visit wpbid.com/events/april-22-earth-weekend-free-showing-born-china for more information.
  • The faculty from the Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will perform in a piano and strings concert at 3 p.m. Visit musiccinservatory.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Children’s Center will host “It’s Tiki Time Pelham” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will feature food, live music, open tiki bar and more. Visit pelhamchildrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. to speak about “Hemingway’s Paris”, detailing the famed author’s haunts while he was living in France. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will show the award-winning documentary Do Not Resist at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Sluberski Film Series. The film explores the current state of policing in America. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The Adoptive Parents Committee Mini-Conference will take place at The Betty Taubert Girl Scout House (37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale) from 6-9:30 p.m. Adoption experts will speak on a wide variety of topics. Visit adoptiveparents.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in New Rochelle (515 North Avenue) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Youth Council of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, in conjunction with STRIVE Leadership Academy, The Office for the Aging and the New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Throwback 70s Party for seniors at the Hugh Doyle Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Club of the National Association of Negro Business & Prof. Women’s Clubs Luncheon will take place at Juliano’s (700 Main Street, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. Contact Beverly Nance at spiderden711@aol.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • New York Times columnist and author Ron Lieber will speak at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) about his book “The Opposite of Spoiled” at 11 a.m. The temple will also present “The Other Israelis”, the latest in a series of discussions led by Dr. Yoel Magid at 2 p.m. The film “Sand Storm” will be shown. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an opening reception and art show entitled “Reflections”, highlighting the work of Beja Keyser, at 4 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • Pianist La Zhen Han will perform at Sarah Lawrence College (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Black Marble Violin Duo will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Black Marble Violin Duo

  • World-renowned flutist Carol Wincenc and pianist Bryan Wagorn will perform at The CV Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) at 4:30 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Spring Benefit. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Avenue, Scarsdale) will host The Jewish Communal Fund Witness Theater Program in Westchester at 2 p.m. and again Monday at 7 p.m. Witness Theater is an innovative and emotional journey for Holocaust survivors and students. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host The Women of SSTTE Mah-Jongg Tournament at 9:30 a.m. National Mah-Jongg League Rules apply. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo returns to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.
  • The Stamen Animal Hospital (61 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) and Westchester County will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 914-632-1269 for more information and an appointment.
  • New Rochelle’s Huguenot Park Cleanup Day will take place from 1-4 p.m. Visit volunteernewyork.org/newrochelle for more information.
  • Sandor Szabo will perform “The Art of the Harpsichord – From Renaissance to Rock” at The Golden Sword International Fellowship Church (10 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Call 908-267-1980 for more information.
  • The College of New Rochelle (29 Castle Place, New Rochelle) will present “An Afternoon of Music from Movies and Musicals” at 4 p.m. Visit cnr.edu for more information.

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

 

Marching Into March In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

March has finally arrived and hopefully winter is finally behind us. Get out and enjoy the warmer weather 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 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

Eliot Engel

Eliot Engel

  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will discuss the places frequented by famed author Ernest Hemingway while he was in France, highlighted by the café in which he wrote the Sun Also Rises, at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for earlier in the month but was postponed because of snow. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, will speak at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:15 p.m. about the interconnectivity between religion and science. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Congressman Eliot Engel will speak at the Scarsdale Forum at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “An Artist’s Talk: The Enslaved African Rain Gardens Project” at 6 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 Friday

  • Jazmyn returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for First Friday. She will perform from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle will host the Be Great 2017 Dinner Dance at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing as well as live and silent auctions. Adults only please. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a Spring Open Dance Performance at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform originally choreographed pieces. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham) will host “Broadway On The Esplanade” at 8 p.m. Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Jennifer Damiano will perform. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

    Jennifer Damiano

    Jennifer Damiano

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host “Improv and Sketch Comedy”, performed by Pelham Middle and High Schoolers, at 1:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host Andean Carnavales, including a traditional Peruvian musical performance, at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains)will host its annual Gala and Fundraiser at 8 p.m. This year’s honorees are Pam and Bruce Wexler. The Young Leadership Award recipients are Diana and Craig Sklar while the Special Tribute recipient is Nancy Parkes. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “The Women’s Right To Vote”, a lecture by Sydelle Herzberg, the treasurer and historian for the New York State League of Women Voters, at 2 p.m. Visit thomaspapinecottage.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host a Spring Open Dance Performance at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform originally choreographed pieces. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Rhythms, Songs, & Dances of Puerto Rico with Los Pleneros de la 21”, an intergenerational ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host “Musical Adventures: The Animal Estates”, a family-friendly show, at 11 a.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Pelham High and Middle School Student Political Activism Club will conduct a “March for America” from 2-4 p.m. in an effort to celebrate American rights and values. Marchers will meet at Pelhamdale Park. I am one of the invited guests. I will be speaking and marching and look forward to seeing you there. Email pelhammarchforamerica@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Purim carnival from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Choral Society will present “Petite Messe Solennelle” in a 3 p.m. concert at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale). Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore, tenor David Portillo and baritone Hyung Yun are scheduled to perform. Visit newchoralsociety.org for more information.

     Amy Shoremount-Obra

    Amy Shoremount-Obra

  • Pianist Byron Janis will perform at The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) as part of the Master Class Series from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Cellist Peter Seidenberg will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The NRCA Variety Showcase will take place at The Ossie Davis Theater in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3:30 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • HOLI: A Traditional Hindu Celebration of Spring will take place at The White Plains Library 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 2-4 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Adam Levin, who wrote “Swiped”, will discuss how to deal with identity theft 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.

 

A Pre-Valentine’s Day Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’ve reached the middle of February and Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Take advantage of everything the 88th Assembly District has to offer and celebrate the holiday a few days early.

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

  • Elizabeth Kemble, the founder of Travellati Tours, will discuss the places frequented by famed author Ernest Hemingway while he was in France, highlighted by the café in which he wrote the Sun Also Rises, at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 7 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

    Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

  • Guitarist Tony Angiulo will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host Dr. Raymond Geselbracht, the archivist for the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan Libraries, for a 3:30 p.m. discussion entitled “The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry Truman”. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • Just Nuts, The Ultimate Dance/Party Band, will perform at Beckwith Pointe (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit justnutsmusic.net for more information.
  • Laura M. Chmielewski, a professor of American History at SUNY Purchase, will present “Trails and Trials: American Women and Westward Movement in the 19th Century” at 6 p.m. at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). Visit www.bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Shabbat Shirah, or Sabbath Song Service, at 7:45 p.m. Tizmoret, the award-winning professional a capella group of the Queens College Hillel, will perform. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Picture House will host “Marquee Night – The Picture House’s Annual Winter Party” at 7 p.m. at the Glen Island Harbor Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Enjoy a pre-Oscars bash and honor Picture House supporter Barbara Bratone as she receives the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award for her unending support of the Picture House. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Charlie Rhyner Quartet will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Charlie Rhyner

    Charlie Rhyner

  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Foreign Film Series with a showing of “Waltz with Bashir”, a touching story about an Israeli army vet. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League host the Maine Red Claws in an 8-p.m. matchup at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host a “Date Night Out” event at 7:30 p.m. at The Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville) where patrons can shop with local vendors. A portion of the proceeds will go to Stamping Out Hunger In Southern Westchester. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • Young Life of Lower Westchester will host The WyldLife Dodgeball Tournament at the Chapel School (172 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. There will be pizza and free giveaways. Students can register as individuals or teams. Visit lowerwestchester.younglife.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Beckwith Pointe (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) will host its annual Valentine’s Bash from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be an open bar, dinner, dancing and more. Visit beckwithpointe.com for more information.
  • Magpie will perform at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The group will be playing music inspired by environmentalist Rachel Carson. Doors open at 6:30. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) is offering a free Master Music Class at noon with pianist Paul Ostrovsky. There will also be a Master Class with Broadway star Erin Stewart and her husband David DeWitt from 2-5 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Broadway star Linda Eder will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    Linda Eder

    Linda Eder

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present Brian Conway and Friends’ Irish House Party at 7 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League host Northern Arizona Suns in a 5- p.m. matchup at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Lehman College professor Mark Christian will discuss the life, writings and work of Dr. Du Bois, the first black scholar to achieve a Ph.D. from Harvard University at the St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 1 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Station Plaza Wine & Spirits (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Spanish red wine tasting series from noon- 5p.m. Visit stationplazawine.com for more information.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association will host a “Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop” at West Elm (678 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit northeastetsyartists.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host Music and Mimosas from 1 a.m.-3 p.m. The Quintet of the Americas will be performing. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Photographer Sophia Anagnostakis is February’s featured artist at The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville). She will host a reception in conjunction with the club from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Marguerite Manley Memorial Organ Concert will take place at The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Shorashim, a roots program to strengthen Judaism through study and discussion, at 9:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester will perform at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester and Westchester County will host a diaper packaging event at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale) to aid the Westchester County Diaper Bank. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Soprano Jenny Hayden will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series at 5 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Jenny Hayden

    Jenny Hayden

  • That’s Amore, A Valentine’s concert will take place at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Vincent and Emily Ricciardi will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Pelham PACT will hold a Youth Leadership Council at The J Café (129 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 4 p.m. Teens will have the opportunity to learn how to get involved with their community. Visit pelhampact.org for more information.

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