Have A Happy And Safe New Year’s Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year. Enjoy this wonderful weekend in the 88th Assembly District but do so responsibly. If you are going to be drinking, have a designated driver or call a cab. Keep yourself and your neighbors safe this holiday weekend.

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 White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldhanukkah-images-clip-art-2017090818berg movie, at 2 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host Chabad of Pelham as it presents “Glow in the Dark: A Chanukah Community Celebration” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be food, music and activities for people of all ages. Visit chabadpelham.com for more information.
  • The Slam Dunk High School Basketball Tournament will conclude at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. The four-day tournament features boys and girls teams from around the tri-state area, including local school White Plains, Iona Prep and Ursuline. The first of five games Thursday is at noon with the final tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center of Bronxville will host “Light Up The Night” with a public menorah lighting in Tuckahoe’s Depot Square at 6 p.m. There will be music, food and the dreidel man will also be on hand. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Reformed Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host its annual Community Outdoor Chanukah Candle Lighting at 5:45 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) and perform from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film Series will continue with a 1:30 showing of Ben-Hur, the biblical epic about a Jew and a Roman in the time of Christ. This is the 2016 version. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Salmagundi Section of the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a Chinese New Year’s Eve Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.com for more information.
  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host New Year’s Eve 2017 beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a sumptuous dinner, drinks, dancing, a children’s buffet and more. Visit htgocnr.org for morefree-father-time-clipart-images-graphics-animated-gifs-351516 information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host a New Year’s Eve celebration beginning at 5 p.m. The Leslie Pintchik Trio and DJ Donnie Bosco are scheduled to perform. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains New Year’s Eve Spectacular will take place beginning at 10 p.m. at the corner of Main and Court Streets. There will be live music, a ball drop and more. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The 7th annual Ring in the New Year at Noon will take place at New Roc City in New Rochelle beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a Times Square atmosphere with games, food, music and more for the whole family. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The New Year’s Eve Gold & Black Ball will take place at The Radisson (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle) beginning at 8:30 p.m. Visit thesignaturesociety.com for more information.

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

 

 

 

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Enjoying A Cooler Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The scorching hot weather that has blistered Westchester County over the last few days is expected to be gone by the weekend. So, there will be time to get out and enjoy everything 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • River of Dreams will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “All Shook Up”, the story of a young girl and an Elvis Presley type in a scenario right out of Shakespeare’s “A Twelfth Night”, at 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a closing reception for the Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island exhibit from 6-7 p.m. That will be followed by the Sunset Classical Concert Series from 7-8 p.m. Sing We Enchanted will perform “Back To the Future”. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    East Coast National Card Show

    East Coast National Card Show

  • The Bronxville Summer Street Concert Series will take place on Park Place in Bronxville from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The band Plan B will be performing and there will also be an antique car show. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The East Coast National Baseball Card Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit nyshows.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department will host the 5th annual WFAN Celebrity Softball Game at Flowers City Park at 6 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” beginning at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID and Residency Unlimited will host “Arts at 5 Anderson” at 3 p.m. at 5 Anderson Street in New Rochelle. This initiative displays the works and hosts shows by local, regional and international artists. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.Fiddler_JR.eps
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts is sponsoring “Sup? Emerging Bands Take the Stage”, a 7:30 p.m. concert at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle will host “Shabbat Shabeach” at Five Islands Park (99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle). There will be refreshments served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a sunset service. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will be performing at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as part of the Summer Theatre Academy Program. Visit wppac.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.

    Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

    Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

  • 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 Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 1 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” beginning at 10 a.m. Visit nrpl.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.                                                                   

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

A Big June Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend it will be in the 88th Assembly District. Our cities, towns and villages have music, movies, parades, festivals and much more to make your weekend special. So stay close and support your local businesses and communities.

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

Thursday

  • The Bartow-Pell Conservancy will host a June Luncheon featuring an illustrated talk by Elizabeth Hyde, Ph.D. entitled “A Visit to Versailles: Exploring the Gardens of the Sun King” from noon-2 p.m. The talk will take place at the Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Chateau de Versailles

    Chateau de Versailles

  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains will host “Jazz for the Gardens” at the CV Rich Mansion (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) from 6:30-9 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Beth El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host the final night of The 30th Annual Spring Film Festival from 6:30-10 p.m. Dinner is included in the fees. This year’s theme is “Jewish Characters on the Perilous Path of Love” and the movie that will be shown is “A New Leaf” starring Walter Matthau. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ “Pop-Up Performances” will take place at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation will host the first in a series of “Cocktails and Conversations” at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6-8 p.m. The evening will feature couple David Friend, author and Vanity Fair editor, and Nancy Paulsen, President and Publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books. Visit nrplfoundation.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council of Community Services will hold its annual luncheon at Beckwith Point (700 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at noon. The Council will honor community leaders for their work and present its annual scholarship to a New Rochelle High School junior. Visit newrochellecommunityservices.org for more information.
  • “Starting the Conversation: Practical Planning and Lifestyle Resources for Elder Care and Senior Living” will be held at the People’s United Bank (111 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) from 6-8 p.m. Call 914-337-1338 or write to info@gramatanvillage.orgfor more information.

 Friday

  • The JR Homerun Derby will take place at 7 p.m. at Glover Field (E. Sanford Boulevard) in Pelham. The event was rescheduled from May 7 due to bad weather. Write to Rich Shelton at  sheltonr@outlook.com, John Nesi at JTNN@aol.com, or Bill Mooney at Moondogg68@aol.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace” from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The Mansion is one of 50 sites selected to host an artist-painted piano, which will then be donated to a New York City organization. Visitors can play the piano or listen to one of the many guest musicians. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Meet the summer staff, take a free acting class and more. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present “Custer’s Last Stand With a St. Paul’s Twist” at 3 p.m. Find out what the connection is between The Battle of Little Bighorn and St. Paul’s Church. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    General Custer

    General Custer

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host an open house for its pre-school and music movement programs from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host its Dinner and a Movie Night from 6:30-9 p.m. This week’s movie is “My Cousin Vinnie”. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival will make a stop at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) for “An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers” from 6:30-10 p.m. Twenty of Westchester’s most celebrated chefs will be on hand, cooking their signature dishes. Visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood for more information.
  • The annual St. Joseph’s Church Feast and Bazaar (280 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle) will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday from 5-10 p.m. There will be games, food, prizes and more. Call 914-632-0675 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Pelham Children’s Center will host a fundraiser at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. The fundraiser is a Spring Tiki Party and will feature a floating supper, drinks, music and more. Visit pelhamchidlrenscenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelican Pop Picnic will take place at the Pelham Gazebo at noon and will feature Pelham middle and high schoolers as they perform pop standards. The concert/picnic will run from noon to 5 p.m. with a break at 3 p.m. when the American Legion conducts a flag retirement ceremony at Veteran’s Park. Write to medullap@aol.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host “Colonial Day” from noon to 4 p.m. There will be colonial era music, dancing, games, special tours of the church bell tower and hayrides through the historic cemetery. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

  • Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival will make another stop at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) for The Junior Chef’s Academy, a hands-on cooking class with the hotel’s culinary staff. Children ages 7-12 will be in class from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. while teens age 13-17 will be in class from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood 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.
  • White Plains resident Bice Wilson will lead a guided hike through the historic “Hills” community, current day Silver Lake, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The 15th annual New Rochelle Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at Twin Lakes (located in Huguenot Park) from 9-11:30 a.m. for children in grades K-8. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Youth Bureau’s Annual Fatherhood Awards Breakfast will take place at the Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street White Plains) from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Parade and Festival will take place at 11 a.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains followed by a noon festival on Court Street. Visit wpjuneteenth.wordpress.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show Raiders of the Lost Ark as part of its Science on Film screen Series at 10 a.m. Clayton Bushong, the Picture House’s Programming Director, will host an interactive discussion following the film.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host its 3rd annual Car Show featuring great Italian cars from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    WICC Car Show

    WICC Car Show

  • The NewRo Runners and NYCRUNS will host “The North Avenue Mile”, a one-mile road race through the heart of New Rochelle. The race begins at Thomas Paine Cottage on the corner of North and Paine Avenues and end at City Hall (515 North Avenue) beginning at 9 a.m. Visit northavenuemile.com for more information.
  • 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.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present “Life and Death in the Land of Midian” at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

Looking Forward To A Festive Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’m looking forward to a big weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There is plenty to do and see in our cities, towns and villages. So whether you like music, discussions or festivals, you’ll have plenty of activities from which to choose to make your weekend special.

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

THURSDAY

  • The SOOP Acting Company will perform Amadeus at The Manor Club Theatre (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 4 p.m. Visit sooptheatre.org for more information.

    John Metcalfe/NY Times

    John Metcalfe/NY Times

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “Time Will Tell: Clocks at Bartow-Pell” at 7:30 p.m. There will be a presentation by John Metcalfe, owner and founder of Antiquarian Horologist. He will discuss everything clocks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue) Coffeehouse Music Series returns with performances by Kathleen Pemble and KJ Denhert beginning at 8 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Ricardo Gautreau and Doug Munro, accomplished Latin jazz guitarists, will perform at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • ArtsBash 2016 will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 6-9 p.m. The evening will include food from more than 30 area restaurants, the “SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity” exhibition along with female chefs, craft beer, and open artist studios. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host The Victor LaGamma Trio from 7-10:30 p.m. There will also be a Tango Night celebration beginning at 7:30. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for m
    Jeanne Zaino

    Jeanne Zaino

    ore information.

  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host Coffee and Conversation with Iona College political science professor Jeanne Zaino at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 9:30 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) Centennial Plant Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Family ArtsBash 2016 will take place at ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) from 1-5 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department will host “Kite Day” at Davenport Park (Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle) at 10 a.m. There will be kite flying, food and plenty of family activities. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The annual Spring Junior Carnival will take place at W. E. Cottle Elementary School Field (2 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester) at 11 a.m. There will be rides, games, food and more. Visit tuckahoeschools.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Festival of the Arts on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Scarsdale. There will be 65 artists displaying and discussing their work. Visit tinyurl.com/jjdqtj6 for more information.
  • Jazz and funk artists Jazmyn return to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for shows that will run from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will take place at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The F. Willia Davis Woman’s Club will host its 107th annual Scholarship Luncheon at noon at Juliano’s Restaurant (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). Visit http://tinyurl.com/hcmm9zv for more information.
  • The New Symphony of Westchester will perform at The Loft LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 3 p.m. The symphony will perform Cole Porter Classics, The West Side Story Overture and more. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum will perform at The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham Manor) at 7 p.m. Visit huguenotchurch.org for more information.

    Adam Birnbaum

    Adam Birnbaum

  • The chorale group Cantemus will perform at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Pianist Lisa Yui will perform at the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. This was rescheduled from March 12. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Chabad Jewish Center will host a Garden Party for Women from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road). Shaindy Jacobson, the director of the Jewish Learning Institute for Women, will be the guest speaker and present “Everything I Know About Happiness I Learned From Sadness”. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance will host its annual Children’s Dance Shows at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The program includes Hip-Hop, Jazz and Tap Ensembles, Junior Master Class and Steffi Nossen Dance Company performances. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.

    Alessio Bax

    Alessio Bax

  • The Songcatchers Annual Spring Volunteer Concert will take place at The Ursuline School (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host its Annual Tag Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will continue with its Master Class Series at 2 p.m. when pianist Alessio Bax performs. Visit hbms.org for more information.

I’d also like to tell everyone that the special panel discussion I was hosting regarding child marriage on May 25 at The Scarsdale Library has been postponed. I will let everyone know when we have rescheduled.

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

 

Enjoying The Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

We’re heading into the last full weekend of April and the weather has finally begun to cooperate making it actually feel like spring. There are so many ways to enjoy what figures to be a spectacular weekend in the 88th Assembly District. Get out and enjoy everything that out cities, towns and villages have to offer.

I’d also like to wish those who are celebrating to have a very happy Passover, which begins this weekend as well.

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

THURSDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Curator’s Talk at 7:30 p.m. The topic is Fashion and Femininity in Gilded Age America. Claire McRee and Sarah Pickman, curators of Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow- Pell Collection, will lead the discussion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House will present a screening of “Racing Extinction”, which draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species, at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion with Natalie Cash, Executive Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) Spring Theatre Season kicks off with a production of “Batboy The Musical”. The show is based on a 1992 issue of the Weekly World News that featured a “batboy” on the cover. It’s a dark musical comedy that tells the story of a half-bat, half-boy who seeks love and acceptance from a backwoods town that must face demons of their own. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Batboy

    The Batboy

  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini-Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its monthly Coffeehouse Music Series at 8 p.m. Bronxville resident Sal Casabianca and Yonkers resident Peter C. North will be performing. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four
    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.

  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will return to Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Clothing Closet Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Lee Corbett at lcorbett@reformedchurch.org or visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The 35th annual Spring Westchester County Home Show will take place at the County Center in White Plains from 11a.m.-6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • Pop artist Michael Albert will be at the Eastchester Public Library at 2 p.m. to discuss his form of art, which includes creating collages out of cereal boxes. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Business Improvement is hosting a screening of The Jungle Book at Cinema De Lux (19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) at 10 a.m. Visit wpbid.com/events/april-23-earth-weekend-free-showing-jungle-book for more information.jb
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a workshop entitled “Men Talking to Boys: Tackling Domestic Violence” at 6 p.m. The workshop, which is presented by African American Men of Westchester, focuses on recognizing and preventing domestic violence. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Take It Or Leave It (TILI) Shed will open for the season at 9 a.m. at the Gedney Recycling Yard on Gedney Way. Residents are able to leave households items in good condition while taking others. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stamen Animal Hospital (61 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle).  Call 914-632-1269 to schedule a required appointment.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a Humane Education Forum at 10:30 a.m. The Humane Society of Westchester will be on hand with volunteers and the doggie ambassador to discuss the humane treatment of animals. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host its annual “Woman of the Year” and “Distinguished Community Service Award” ceremony at 5 p.m. Bronxville resident Dee Sorenson will receive the “Woman of the Year” Award while Eastchester residents Margaret and Anthony Colavita will be honored with the Community Service Award. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host Dr. Sándor Szabó as he performs on the church’s new Steinway D piano from 3-5 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) is collecting gently used items from 2-4 p.m. for its annual tag sale, which will take place on May 22. Contact Darren Lee at copyusany@aol.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Larks will perform at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) at 3 p.m. The Larks is an accomplished group of 22 women from Pelham and the surrounding communities who sing a cappella. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.

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    The Pelham Larks

  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Fashion Studio Open House from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in its brand new studio. The program subscribes to The New England Fashion+Design Association’s curriculum and draws on both the deep rich traditions perfected in European Couture Houses and as well from contemporary design techniques. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

MONDAY

  • The Journal News will be hosting a 7 p.m. debate at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) titled “Should New York Allow Aid in Dying?” I will participate in the debate, which is the result of legislation that I have authored that would allow terminally ill adults to die with dignity. The event is free. Reserve your seat at tickets.lohud.com/e/aid-in-dying-debate.

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