A Busy First Weekend in March

Dear friends and neighbors,

March is here and with it comes the first signs of spring. Head out this weekend and enjoy the weather as temperatures are expected to be near 50 degrees. There is plenty to do and see in the villages, towns and cities 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.


  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host a jazz and swing standard concert at 2 p.m. Call David Osborn at (914) 667-4116 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host its annual two-day Women’s History Conference to kickoff Women’s History Month. Premilla Nadasen, a member of the history faculty at Barnard College, is the keynote speaker as this year’s conference focuses on “Working Women and the Struggle for Social Justice”. The conference runs on Friday from 4-8 p.m. while Saturday is an all-day affair beginning at 9 a.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/womens-history/conference.html for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching Program will show “Maestra” as part of the Fall/Spring 2015-2016 Film Series at 6 p.m. in The Esther Raushenbush Library Great Room. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

    The Victor LaGamma Trio

  • 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 Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at 8 p.m. with a performance by violist Naomi Graf at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.


  • The Cranberry Lake Preserve (609 Old Orchard St, White Plains) will host a Winter Movie Day at 1 p.m. A nature-themed movie will be shown and popcorn will be served. Visit parks.westchestergov.com/cranberry-lake for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the OSilas Gallery from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be cocktails, Hors d’ oeuvres and more. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • The thrift shop at White Plains Presbyterian Church (39 North Broadway, White Plains) will be open from 9:30-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to local philanthropies. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club of Pelham (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will present “Broadway on the Esplanade II”, a cabaret show featuring acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas, at 8 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will kick off its weeklong Festival of Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods with a 7 p.m. performance of Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). The Suzuki Strings, Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra will share concert with the Festival Orchestra on Sunday (7 p.m.) at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Student soloists and recitals can be heard at the HB Music School at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra will perform at The Church in the Highlands (35 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the ACMP Worldwide Play-In Weekend. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. Visit newsymphony.org for more information.
  • The “Cook by the Book” Club will hold its monthly meeting at The New Rochelle Library at 2 p.m. to discuss and share thematic recipes. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The transFORM Gallery (20 Jones Street, New Rochelle) will host the “Larger than LIFE” opening reception from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the gallery’s spring exhibit. Visit transformgallery.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will feature the Pysanky Workshop, which will detail the art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter Eggs, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Ukrainian Easter Eggs

    Ukrainian Easter Eggs

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where they will perform from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Binetto Grumo Music Festival Concert will be held at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.


  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Maine Red Claws in a 5 p.m. contest at the County Center in White Plains. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Centennial Concert will take place at 5 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church (on the corner of Main Street and Mamaroneck Ave). Flutist Mindy Kaufman and pianist William Wolfram, both White Plains High School alumni, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

    Flutist Mindy Kaufman

    Flutist Mindy Kaufman

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host the Spring Green Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon. There will be fashions for men, women and children on display. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host its Variety Showcase in the New Rochelle Public Library’s Ossie Davis Theater from 3:30-5 p.m. It’s a live music/spoken word performance. It will be followed by the NRCA’s Exhibit Reception in the library’s main lobby. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolf’s Lane, Pelham) will continue the Worldview Series with a presentation of “They Will Have to Kill Us First” followed by a discussion with director Johanna Schwartz at 7 p.m. The film focuses on Islamic hardliners taking over the northern part of Mali and banning all forms of music. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester Children’s Concert will take place at the White Plains Library at 2 p.m. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway) will host an indoor tag sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 914-997-4998 or visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Jews Around The World lecture series as Rabbi Avi Weiss presents “Open Up The Iron Door: Memoirs of a Soviet Jewry Activist” at 2 p.m. The program is in collaboration with The Hebrew Institute of White Plains. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

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