Enjoy The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Veterans Day is Saturday, a day to remember and thank the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country.

I hope you will 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

  • Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will present “Kristallnacht”, hosted by author Marty Brounstein. He will discuss “The Night of Broken Glass” and the integral part it played in the Holocaust. Visit org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host nurses from NY Presbyterian/Lawrence from 10-a.m. 2 p.m. as they administer flu shots in the Fellowship Room. Visit bronxvilleseniors.org 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/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.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host Rabbi Jonathan Blake as he continues his informative series “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Reform Judaism” at 9:30 a.m. This week’s topic is Reform Judaism from 1972 to today. Visit wrtemple.org 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 and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and at noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center will show the film “Fanny’s Journey” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 10:30 a.m. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl who took her sisters first from their home in occupied France to a foster home in Italy for Jewish children and then to Switzerland to evade the Nazis. Visit hhrecny.org 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 Israeli Art Festival and Sale will take place at Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) from 6:15-10 p.m. There will be music and food, too. There will be additional hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center (917 Kimball Ave, Bronxville) will present a 3D screening of “The Flavor Genome”, a techno-sensual journey into the unexplored threshold of adaptation, mutation, and hybridization of living organisms, at 5:15 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with filmmaker Anicka Yi. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Bulbs in Bloom, a workshop for those who have little or no experience planting bulbs, at 1:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • A Memorial Tribute to New Rochelle residents who made the Supreme Sacrifice while on active military duty will be on display in the Lumen Winter Gallery in the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The tribute will also take place on Friday and Sunday. Visit newrochelleny.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 Algonquin’s 1st Annual Mayor’s Breakfast, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 8 am. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester). Eastchester Supervisor Tony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond will all be in attendance. E-mail algonevents@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Grand Rapids Drive in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a Kol Shabbat (The Voice of Shabbat) Dinner Honoring Veterans following the 6 p.m. service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Dannis Winston 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 Jared Pauley Quartet will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 2nd Friday Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Basketball Association will host a donation drive for Puerto Rico at New Rochelle High School (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 6-9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Recital with Yossi Arnheim” from 8-9 p.m. Arnheim is the principal flutist and frequent soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be accompanied by Soyeon Kim on the piano. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Kennedys. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org 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 Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (79 Seventh Street, New Rochelle) will host Session One of its Fall Basketball Clinic, open to children grades K-6. The clinics, which run from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., will continue through Jan. 20 with off-days on Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and 30. Session Two will begin Feb. 3. Visit bgcnr.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony in honor of Veterans Day, which will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery. Lisa Russell will then host a special musical presentation at 1 p.m. Visit npsgov/sapa for more information.
  • New York State will hold a Free Fishing Day during which anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required. All other freshwater fishing regulations apply. Visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part III, A Native American Fashion and Pop-Up Exhibition” at 2 p.m. Melissa Oakes, known as Lako:wihe`ne, will display her work and be on hand to discuss her Mohawk-inspired designs. 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.
  • Supersonic Octopus will perform at Growlers (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Michelle DeAngelis 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 Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will hold Beth-El’s Speakeasy, an evening of arts, drinks and jazz, from 7:30-11 p.m.as part of the Israeli Art Festival and Sale. Visit bethel.org for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host Mordechai Shapiro in a 6-p.m. concert as part of a Kids of Courage Shabbaton and Concert Weekend. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • The West Center Congregational Church (101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville) will host a “Holiday Boutique” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit westcenterchurch.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the steps of City Hall (225 Main Street, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its annual Veterans Day Service in Memorial Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Village of Pelham will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park next to Village Hall at 11 a.m. Call 914-738-1021 for more information.
  • VFW Post 2285 Eastchester/Tuckahoe will hold an 11-a.m. ceremony at Parkway Oval in Tuckahoe in honor of Veterans Day. Former Tuckahoe resident Mario Pomponio, who received a Distinguished Service Cross in WWII, will be honored with a plaque. Call 914-771-3300 for more information.
  • The Village of Scarsdale will host a Veterans Day Parade in the Village Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 10:50 ceremony in Boniface Circle. Call 914-722-1100 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 Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will present “An Autumn Afternoon of Music”, featuring renowned internationally recognized violinist Ani Kavafian, at 3 p.m. Contact Aishling Quinn, aishling@musiced.org, or Laura Layne, 914-761-3900 x106, for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Aging Well lecture series at 10 a.m. This week’s installment will cover Trigger Events, focusing on the health and well-being not only of the patient but that of the caregiver. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Bartow to Bartow Challenge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Amelia Zaino, a BPMM educator, and Barbara Burn Dolensek will conduct a casual walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and tours will be available upon return to the museum. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host Raptors 905 in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Decorated Cold War veteran Will Bunche will be at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) for a noon discussion about his book “Mercy’s First Semester”, the story of a vet dealing with PTSD upon his return from two tours of active duty. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a day trip to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet at the temple at 8:45 a.m. to take the bus or meet the group at the ferry dock in Battery Park at 10:30 a.m. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host Andinay, a five-piece musical group with roots in Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil, at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Composer Matt Van Brink will perform in “The Concert for the Young and The Young at Heart” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Institute of America, Westchester Chapter will present “Hellenism at the Edge of the World: New Excavations in Uzbekistan” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

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

The Post-Election Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

Election Day is behind us and we can all exhale and relax. The best way to do that is by planning your weekend around all the great things that are happening 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

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will have a special screening of “Theo Who Lived” followed by a Q & A. The film chronicles the story of Theo Padnos, a journalist who snuck into Syria and was captured and tortured by Al Qaeda. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The NYP/Lawrence Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots at The Bronxville Reformed Church (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.

    The Great Challah Bake

    The Great Big Challah Bake

  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road) will host a seminar on health, wealth and retirement from 7-8 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Temple Israel Center of White Plains (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will host The Westchester Great Big Challah Bake as part of The JCC of Mid-Westchester’s Shabbat Project. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the event starts immediately thereafter. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Contemporary International Cinema – A Look at Food & Family in Comedies and Dramas” at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

 Friday

  • The Rocky Middleton 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 Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will kick off its month-long music and movie series with a 7:30 p.m. showing of the Ron Howard Beatles documentary “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – A Touring Documentary”. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host “A Salute To Veterans” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come and meet a veteran. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.beatkes
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “High School Musical” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance in Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Plaza. Visit cityofnewrochelle.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host their annual Lord & Taylor Shopping Event (Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) Chai Society Dinner and Chabat Service will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will hold a ceremony honoring veterans at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in White Plains Rural Cemetery (167 North Broadway, White Plains) at 10:30 a.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.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 Leslie Pintchik 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 2016 Westchester Polar Plunge will take place at noon at Glen Island Park (1 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle). Registration begins at 10 a.m. Help raise money for The Special Olympics. Visit kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1159351 for more information.
  • The American Veterans Ball will take place at The Greentree Country Club (538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit americanveteransball.org/avb2016-new-york/ for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host their Women of Integrity Meeting from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.

    David Podles

    David Podles

  • There will be a Mulch Mowing Demo and Q&A at Eastchester Town Hall (40 Mill Road, Eastchester) at 4 p.m. The presentation is open to residents and landscapers throughout the county. Contact Anne Jaffe Holmes at the Greenburgh Nature Center at 914-813-1251 for more information.
  • International violinist David Podles will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m., performing selections that will highlight the gypsy campgrounds of Romania, Russia, Poland, Latvia, India, Spain, and the former Yugoslavia. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association Pop Up Market will host a pop-up Artisan Market at West Elm (678 Post Road, Scarsdale) from noon- 4p.m. where local artisans will feature their handcrafted goods. Visit northeastetsyartists.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. The House Coffeehouse, an open mic event for performers under the age of 21, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) B2B, The Bartow to Bartow Challenge, a 5K run/walk along the Hutchinson River Greenway, beginning at 11 a.m. Visit barowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “A Celebration of Diwali”, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

    Omnia Hegazy

    Omnia Hegazy

  • St. John’s Wilmot Church (11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) will host a Coffee Hour “Brown Bag Lunch Preparation” at noon. Make sandwiches for Trinity-St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, which will be delivered the next morning for distribution. Visit www.stjohnswilmot.com for more information.
  • The Walkabout Coffee House Music Series will continue at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) with performances by Sara Thomsen and Omnia Hegazy at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will honor its former executive director Joan Behrens with a 4:30 p.m. concert in honor of her retirement at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Citizen Preparedness Corps of the State of New York will host a preparedness workshop at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. The workshop will center of preparing for disasters and other emergencies, natural or manmade. The National Guard will be running the event. Visit dhses.ny.gov/aware-prepare/ for more information.
  • REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music will present “Musick From The Fairest Isle” at 5 p.m. at The Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street, White Plains). Visit DTMusic.org for more information.

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