Braving A Chilly April Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

It has felt more like winter than spring the last few days and the next few days don’t appear as if they will be much better. Don’t let the weather get you down, though. There is plenty to see and do in the 88th Assembly District to keep your mind off the weather this 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

Thursday

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7 p.m. presentation examining the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the area surrounding the church. Author and anthropologist Dr. David Oestreicher will lead the discussion. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host Primetime 4 Adults: Bingo, Beer and Bordeaux from 7-10 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. for its High School Art Salon. The exhibition will run for two weeks and will feature student art work from Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Fordham Preparatory, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham Memorial, and Scarsdale High Schools. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    Pelham Art Salon

    Pelham Art Salon

  • The Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) Books and Coffee Program continues with a 7-p.m. discussion led by author Colleen Oakes. Visit concordia-ny.edu/community/books-coffee.cfm for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters and the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will present a community book discussion about “Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Radical Right” by Jane Mayer. The program begins at 1 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance honoring the person/business of the year will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. County legislator Sheila Marcotte and Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant will be honored.

 Friday

  • The Ajkun Ballet Theater will present its rendition of “Carmen” at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Theater (265 Clove Road) at 7 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Visit ajkunbt.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 Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • “Disney Live – Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway To Magic” will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

    Mickey And Minnie's Doorway To Magic

    Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “ACT/REACT: Re-Imagining the Past” at 7 and 8 p.m. and then again Saturday at 5 and 6 p.m. The City Island Theater Group and the Supporting Characters will put on short performances that bring you back in time to certain periods in the history of the mansion. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville School Foundation Spring Swing will take place at 6 p.m. at Bronxville High School (177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville). The Walter Blanding Quintet of Jazz will be performing. Visit bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room with Mayte Vicens” at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host an opening reception for “Il Giardino Incantato”, a previously unseen photo exhibit by Tony Vaccaro. Visit http://www.wiccny.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “Coffee With The Professor: Jerrilynn Dodds” as she discusses the arts in Cuba. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale will present pianist Carmel Lowenthal as part of the HB Artist Series in an 8 p.m. performance at Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Art Awards Luncheon will take place at the Double Tree Hotel (455 South Broadway, White Plains) at 11:30 a.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The 12th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture will take place at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site from noon-4 p.m. University of Virginia professor Alan Taylor will explore the themes raised in his 2014 Pulitzer-prize winning book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832”. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Huguenot Memorial Church (901 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham Manor) will host a free concert to celebrate the dedication of its newly restored organ at 8 p.m. Jan-Piet Knijff of Adema’s Kerkorgelbouw of the Netherlands will be performing. Visit www.huguenotchurch.org for more information.
  • The Manor Club Theater (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host “Pelican Pop 3”, a revue performed by Pelham Middle and High School students, at 7:30 p.m. Visit themanorclubofpelahm.org for more information.
  • PAVE Dance will be hosting a dance benefit at The Linda E. Kelly Theatre (265 Clove Rd, New Rochelle) for Esther’s Aid & American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Visit colemandance.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library will host the opening of “The Fine Arts Exhibition” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with a reception scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The theme of the show is “Unexpected Twist”. Contact James Fair at gotart1206@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) at 7:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Moms of Multiples Annual Baby and Kids Tag Sale will take place at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) from 1-4 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact westchestermultiples@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will host “Field Goods, A Sampling Event for Local Produce Delivery” from 10 a.m.-noon. Field Goods is a produce delivery service with which customers receive five to eight different items each week that are grown by small local farms. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will presentThe frigate L’Hermione and the Marquis de Lafayette: from France to the American Revolution” at 4 p.m. Captain Yann Cariou will discuss what it is like commanding the current L’Hermione. Visit afwestchester.org for more information.

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

    Lafayette’s Frigate l’Hermione

  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) when Brother Sun performs at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Stepping Up For Cardinal McCloskey Community Service Walkathon will take place at Iona Prep High School (255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle) at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit cardinalmccloskey.donorpages.com/Walkathon2016/ for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host The Beaux Arts Competition and Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers. There is no charge for the viewing or the reception. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (1 N. Broadway, White Plains) will present “A Little Princess” in performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. This is her story. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host “Taste of Religious School” from 9-10:30 a.m. There will be music, crafts, food and more. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Arts Association will host a 5:15 p.m. reception to celebrate the opening of the Dermot Gale Award Show at the New Rochelle Public Library. Visit nraaonline.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host author Barbara Ballinger as she discusses her book “The Garden Bible – Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space” from 2-4 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Musicians from the New York Philharmonic will coach student chamber ensembles and perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) as part of the Elaine Stamas New York Philharmonic Educational Residency. Showtime is 1:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

    Chelsea and Larry Weng

  • Author Allison Gilbert will discuss her book “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones” at the New Rochelle Library at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Downtown Music at Grace Music Series will continue at the Grace Episcopal Church (33 Church Street at Main and Mamaroneck Avenues, White Plains) at 5 p.m. Pianists Chelsea Wang and Larry Weng, with the Downtown Sinfonietta, Vincent Liontii, Conductor, will perform. Visit dtmusic.org for more information.

The Scarsdale Library will be offering community members the opportunity to learn “54 Things at 54 Olmsted” in celebration of National Library Week from April 10-16. All week people will have the opportunity to learn new things at free drop-in workshops and classes.  For the complete schedule of events, visit: www.scarsdalelibrary.org.

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

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Is Almost Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate with the one you love than planning a beautiful day in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of things to do and see in our cities, towns and villages and there are also many places spend some quality time together with your significant other.

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.

FRIDAY

  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein in 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.
  • Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863There will be a discussion about the assassination of President Lincoln beginning at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon). The discussion will include a connection to St. Paul’s Church. Visit nps.gov/sapa.
  • Jazz pianist Jim Farley will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will also be a “Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) will show the French film “Breathe” (English subtitles) at 1:30 p.m. in the Scott Room. The film explores female friendships and teenage infatuations. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • There will be a 1 p.m. recognition ceremony of Black History Month at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site. Baruch College’s Professor Clarence Taylor will lead the discussion. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • circusThe 41st annual Royal Hanneford Circus will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. They include Cuzin Grumpy’s Pork Chop Revue, Grandma the Clown and the latest of The Royal Hanneford Family of Performers. There will be performances at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Visit hannefordcircus.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The 6th Annual Cupcakes For A Cure will take place at The Westchester (Mall, 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) from noon-4 p.m. The best cupcakes from a host of Westchester’s best bakeries will be available with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Visit facebook.com/events/168488786846741/ for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will present Charlie King and the Peace Poets in a show featuring musical storytelling and American folk music at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue) in White Plains. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Rivertown String Quartet for a Wipinknter Chamber Music Concert at 4:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion will also host the opening of The Gilded Age Glamour Fashions exhibit from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how the Bartow Mansion came to be what it is today.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road) will host a chamber music concert from 3-4 p.m. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • The City Center 15: Cinema de Lux (19 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains) will host a 2 p.m. showing of the Molly Ringwald teen classic “Pretty in Pink” as part of the film’s 30th anniversary celebration. Visit showcasecinemas.com/event-cinema for more information.

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