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.

 

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A Fun And Festive Weekend Ahead In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The calendar says summer won’t end for a few more weeks but now that our children have headed back to school it certainly feels as if fall has arrived. Celebrate the impending change of seasons in the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District, where there are movies, art shows, festivals and much more 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 And Jam Band 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 Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will hold a membership drive from 1-4 p.m. Visit scrasdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host Nina Kuscsik, George Hirsch and Dr. Norbert Sander as they discuss the film “Free To Run”, which will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle) will host its annual Greek Festival on Thursday (6-11 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.-midnight) Saturday (2 p.m.-midnight) and Sunday (1-9 p.m.). There will be food, music, dancing, a flea market and much more. Visit htgocnr.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host “Dog Days” at Kittrell Pool from 5-7:30 p.m. All licensed dogs will get a chance to take a dip in the pool. Free to White Plains residents. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.dog-in-pool
  • Beer Noggin (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host “We Want The Funk”, an opportunity to sample rare drafts, at 7 p.m. Visit beernoggin.com for more information.
  • The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College (915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville) will host an opening reception for the show “Light Energy” by Jill Viney from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) has an open house for dancers of all ages and abilities from 4-7 p.m. Visit steffinossen.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a reception for “Visions 2016: Inner Thoughts, Outer Expressions” an exhibition featuring over 100 original works by artists who are recipients of mental health services in Westchester County, from 5:30-7 p.m. The exhibition will run through Sept. 15. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be accepting donations for its ongoing book sale from 2-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org 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.
  • The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) Book Sale begins with a “Friends Preview” from 6-9 p.m. The regular sale will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. and run through Sept. 13. A half-price and blowout sale will follow through Sept. 18.
  • Westchester County, along with Volunteer New York and the New York Blood Center, will host a blood drive at the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (914) 995-2127 for more information or register as a blood donor at nybloodcenter.org.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat” at 6:30 p.m. for everyone of any age with a dinner reception to follow. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a free opening reception for its latest show “Constructing New Photographies from 6:30-8 p.m.

    Caravaggio

    Caravaggio Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host lecture about the artist Caravaggio from 7-9 p.m. A light reception will follow. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) holds its Music and Movement Programs for young children from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will hold a “Friends of the Library Major Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will host New York University professor Mitchell Stephens as he discusses journalism and politics in American history in a program that begins at 1 p.m. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Student Education Transfer Plan will host a bake sale at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are needed and donations are welcome. Visit signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaca929a2f94-bake1 for more information.
  • 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 Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host “A Mansion and Cottage Trolley Tour” from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The tour includes stops at Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt House and the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage. It also includes lunch on Arthur Avenue. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

    Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place) will present “I Don’t Want To Know”, a family drama. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host “A Women of Integrity Meeting” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Recreation Department will sponsor its third annual Youth Sports Kickoff Party from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. at Crossway Field (320 Mamaroneck Avenue, Scarsdale). Football, basketball, soccer, tennis and softball will be highlighted. There will also be music, food and other games. Visit scarsdale.com/recreation for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be accepting donations for its ongoing book sale from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bronxvillelibrary.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. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will present “Furs and Feathers”, an exhibition of works by Raymond Sahtila from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host a community open house from 2-4 p.m. as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Reptile Expo will take place at the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be thousands of pet reptiles for sale and on display. Visit reptileexpo.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Jewish Community Services (845 North Broadway, White Plains) will be sorting children’s clothes by gender, size and item to pack “Bags of Love” from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Amy’s Greenhouse (129 Barnard Road, New Rochelle) will be hosting a memorial service from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for Amy O’Doherty, who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Volunteers are needed to welcome attendees, direct them to the auditorium for a short documentary about the greenhouse, and invite them to get refreshments before heading outside to the greenhouse and courtyard, and hand out flags. Visit amysgreenhouse.com for more information.
  • The 2nd annual Art Figur Tour de Shore, a New Rochelle waterfront 2K swim, will take place at 7:15 a.m. at Hudson Park Beach (New Rochelle). Visit http://tinyurl.com/z5xtpge for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony at 6 p.m. at City Hall (515 North Avenue). Visit newrochellenewyork.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (452 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host an Interfaith Council-sponsored commemoration of those wmosheho died on 9/11 at 8:15 a.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • Sheldon Horowitz will present his Sunday morning lecture series at the Pelham Jewish Center at 10 a.m. The topic will be biographical Profiles of Moshe Dayan and Ariel Sharon. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “Growing Up Jewish in Iran, A Musical Journey With Hazan Farrid DardAshti” at 4 p.m. Visit bethelnr.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 City of White Plains will host a 9/11 Remembrance Service at 9 a.m. in Liberty Park on Lake Street. There will be a flag-raising ceremony, a wreath laying and a prayer service. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

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,

Can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is already here? May has gone by so fast and we’ll be heading into June following the holiday weekend. Before we do, though, take some time and enjoy the weekend while experience everything the 88th Assembly District has 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 Junior League of Bronxville will host their annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner at the Siwanoy Country Club (351 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 6:30 p.m. Visit www. jlbwomenofdistinction.weebly.com for more information.
  • Author Stephen Silverman will speak at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) from 10:30 a.m.-noon about his book “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America”. Visit jccmw.org for more information.cat

 Friday

  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation highlighting the beauty and majesty of Acadia National Park in Maine at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present Echoes: Jazz Ensemble from Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Westchester County beaches, including Glen Island in New Rochelle, will open for the pre-season. The County beaches will only be open on the weekends through June 24. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County mobile shredder will be in Bronxville on Palumbo Place behind Village Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/zntb5b2 for more information.
  • The Bushiroad Springfest 2016 will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All English Edition Bushiroad Trading Card Games, which includes Cardfight! Vanguard Team League, Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge, will be featured.Call 914-995-
    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    Leslie Pintchik Trio

    4050 for more information.

  • The Bronxville PTA will host its annual Memorial Day Dog Parade and Show at 11:30 a.m. at 177 Pondfield Road. Visit http://tinyurl.com/hq8o6d5 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.

 Sunday

  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Zanna, Don’t: A Musical Fairy Tale” at 2 and 7 p.m. Zanna attends Heartsville High and can change the world with a wave of her wand. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host a Memorial Service & Grave Flag Replacement ceremony at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (95 Kings Highway, New Rochelle) at 9 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

Monday

  • The New Rochelle Memorial Day Remembrance will take place in New Rochelle beginning with a 10 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony in Memorial Plaza. There will also be a water service at Glen Island Park at noon followed by a Veteran’s Appreciation Concert and Barbeque, the highlight of which will be a 2 p.m. landing by a USMC aircraft in the park. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The annual Bronxville Memorial Day Parade and Antique Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. in Leonard Morange Square. Call 914-337-6500 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will hold a day-long Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration that will include soldier’s stories and songs. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The White Plains Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Church Street between Main Street and Hamilton Avenue. It will proceed to the Rural Cemetery on North Broadway. The parade will be followed by memorial services and honors at The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the cemetery. Visit cityofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Town of Pelham’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Esplanade by the Manor Club. This year’s grand marshal is Pelham resident Vito Pisano, who fought in the battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima in WWII. Visit pelhamgov.com for more information. Band-of-Brothers
  • The Town of Eastchester’s Memorial Day festivities will begin with a ceremony at Memorial Park on the corner of California Road and Route 22. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The parade will travel up Route 22 into Tuckahoe where it will conclude at Depot Square. Another ceremony will take place upon the parade’s completion. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale’s Memorial Day observance will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Boniface Circle and will be presided over by Congressman Eliot Engel. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.

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