Enjoy The Pre-Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The holiday season is almost here so before experiencing all the hustle and bustle, take some time this weekend to 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

  • 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 conclude for the season from noon-7 p.m. in Boniface Circle (Scarsdale). 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 City of New Rochelle will host its Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The lunch is free but you must register to attend. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host a Lunch and Learn with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari at noon. She will discuss the influence that her upbringing as an Israeli-Canadian born of a Yemenite Jewish family has on her writing. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale). Scarsdale School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman and Scarsdale Board of Education member Bill Natbony will address issues regarding the district and answer questions. Visit scarsdaleforum.com 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, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Metro-Card Van will be at The White Plains Galleria Mall (Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard) from 2-3:30 p.m. to assist riders interested in purchasing MetroCards. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host “You For Me For You”, the story of North Korean sisters who defect and must find their way in the free world, at 7 p.m. There will also be shows on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Clare Davies, the first curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art at The Met, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College from 6-7:30 p.m. about the job of finding contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey for the Metropolitan Museum collection, and will discuss some of The Met’s most recent acquisitions. Visit sarahlawrence.edu 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 Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host its Thursday Matinee Movie Series with a 1:30 presentation of “How To Be A Latin Lover”. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org 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 League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with Jerry Bermingham, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Watermark Pointe, at 9:30 a.m. in the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). He will be discussing the new development planned for the tip of Davenport Neck. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will continue The BWC Coffeehouse Music Series at 8:00 p.m. Check out great local musicians hosted by Al Hemberger. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will host “A Book and Author Luncheon with Mary Beth Keane”, who penned Fever and The Walking People, at noon. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Scarsdale High School (1057 Post Road Scarsdale) with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiddler-on-the-roof-tickets-37734932198 for tickets and more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Girls Night, The Musical” at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Greensboro Swarm in a 7-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host its 31st annual Holiday Boutique at The Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale Synagogue Temple Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host Tzedek Shabbat at 8 p.m. This service will be organized around combining social justice with prayer. This week’s installment will focus on preventing gun violence in America. The program will include information about current concerns as our prayers focus on how Jewish Tradition promotes peace and healing. Contact Karen Chapro at socialaction@sstte.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donburn Wint will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurants (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • Mark Toback will man the piano bar at Underhills Crossing (74.5 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 6-10 p.m. Visit underhillscrossing.com for more information.
  • The Friends of Eastchester Public Library Tag Sale will take place at Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The 54th annual New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed on North Avenue from Eastchester Road to Main Street and Maple Avenue. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence pancake breakfast will take place at New Rochelle High School (North and Braemer Avenues, New Rochelle) and will precede the parade from 8-9:30 a.m. Visit nredfund.org for more information.
  • St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host Professor Richard S. Fogarty of SUNY Albany as he discusses the challenges of America and World War I. Visit www.nps.gov/sapa 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a pair of events. The Bartow’s Literary Elevenses will meet at 10 a.m. with museum guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar leading the historical-fiction book club on an adventure regarding the book, “Marrying An English Lord”. Beyond the Oak Tree Treaty – Part IV will take place at 2 p.m. as part of Native American Heritage Month. Multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet Bobby González will lead the discussion. 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.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Margarita Schevchenko at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The New York Reading Foundation will host “A Night on the Town” at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 7 p.m.-midnight. There will be live entertainment, food and a casino with the proceeds going to benefit Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Visit nyreadingfoundation.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” by The Langston Hughes Project at 8 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.

    The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

  • GirlAgain (4 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will host Kit’s Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop at 11 a.m. Visit girlagain.com for more information.
  • Alex Cano will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.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 westchestergov.com for more information.
  • Mike LaMassa 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 Westchester Board of Rabbis and the Westchester Jewish Council will present “A Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. at The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, music and more. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra’s 15th annual Fall Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit storchestra.com for more information.
  • The 30th Anniversary Visionary Gala presented by The African-American Men of Westchester will take place at Glen Island Harbour Club (299 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle) from 7-11:30 p.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-anniversary-visionary-gala-aamw-tickets-36948611291 for more information.
  • The ArtsWestchester Gala will take place from 6-11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains). The event will honor the innovators and builders who are working on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Visit artswestchester.org 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 New Rochelle Council on the Arts will premiere its documentary “40 Years of Making Music: The Story of Songcatchers” at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Performing Arts Center (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be a musical performance and reception to follow. Visit songcatchers.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a 3 p.m. performance by The Chancel and Community Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music, the choir will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Visit www.reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • Members of The Bronx Opera Company will give a 2-p.m. performance at The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Lakeland Magic in a 3-p.m. contest at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Joy Ladin will present “Meet Me at the Intersection of Trans and Jewish Identity” at 6 p.m. in the Sarah Lawrence College Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller Lecture Hall (1 Mead Way, Bronxville). Ladin explores being trans and Jewish, speaking from her own personal experiences. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Come to Kids’ Kloset, which is run by the Westchester Jewish Community Services, will be sorting and folding clothing donations at Kids’ Kloset (170 East Post Road, White Plains) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit jteenleadership.org for more information.

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

 

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Kicking Off January In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first full weekend of the New Year is here so plan on kicking off January in style by enjoying all the wonderful things there are to see and do 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 White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series, hosted by librarian Barbara Wenglin, will continue at 2 p.m. The anthology “Love Stories” will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Three Kings Day event will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 4 p.m. Celebrate the cultural traditions of Latin and Central America to mark the end of the holiday season. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Sister Act”, a performance based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will also be 2 p.m. perf
    Donnie Bosco

    Donnie Bosco

    ormances on Saturday and Sunday. Visit wppac.com for more information.

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Road, New Rochelle) will host a community Shabbat service and dinner at 6 p.m. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Donnie Bosco returns to Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle), where he will perform from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host “Helping Our Teens Succeed”, a panel discussion at 10 a.m. Discussion topics include academic stress, anxiety and competition. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Temple Israel Center (280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains) will continue its Shabbat Author Series when Cynthia Kaplan Shamash discusses her book, “The Strangers We Became”, at 8 p.m. You can attend services and dinner along with the book talk or simply stop in for the discussion. Visit templeisraelcenter.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • Celebrate La Befana, an Italian Christmas tradition dating back nearly 800 years, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) from 2-4 p.m. It’s the story of a benevolent old woman who delivers gifts to children on the Epiphany. There will be stocking decorations, candy and more. Visit wiccny.org for more
    Oxana Mikhailoff

    Oxana Mikhailoff

    information.

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host the “Cook by the Book” Cookbook Club at noon. Share recipes and samples. E-mail Barbara Davis at bdavis@nrpl.org for call 914-623-8254 for more information or to register.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host pianist Oxana Mikhailoff as she performs the works of Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Westchester author Jacqueline Goldstein will be at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. to read excerpts from her book, “Ms. Murphy’s Makeover”, and answer questions. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism will present “The Borscht Belt”, an illustrated presentation by Marty Schneit, at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visit cucwp.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Delaware 87ers in a 7 p.m. matchup at The Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.

SUNDAY

  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host members of the Westchester Klezmer Program, who will perform a concert of traditional Jewish dance music, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Yoel Magid will host a 2 p.m. program at The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarborrowedsdale) centering on “The Other Israelis”. There will be a film, “Borrowed Identity”, which focuses on an Arab boy who wins a scholarship to a Jewish school in Jerusalem, and a discussion to follow. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host a blood drive beginning at 9 a.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-EL (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Unexpected Voices About Israel and the Middle East series with a presentation entitled “Why No Two-State Solution” at 11 a.m. There will be an informational video following by a Q&A session and discussion, Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Bridal Expo will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Interfaith Connection and the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence will host a 4 p.m. community concert in honor of the late activist at Congregation Kol Ami (252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains). Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.

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

 

 

A Musical Weekend To Celebrate The Holiday Season

Dear friends and neighbors,

If you love music then you will certainly enjoy this weekend in the 88th Assembly District. There are plenty of holiday concerts and other musical performances that are certain to appeal to people of all ages. So take the whole family and check out one or more of these special musical events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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 Westchester Knicks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, will play the Delaware 87ers at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit westchester.dleague.nba.com for more information.knicks
  • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) Short-Story Discussion Series will take place at 2 p.m. Librarian Barbara Wenglin will lead the discussion using the anthology “Love Stories”, copies of which are available at the reference desk. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Enoch Davis, the primary practitioner at Sojourn Acupuncture Center, will speak at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) about “Demystifying Acupuncture” at 7:30 p.m. as part of The Manor Club Talks Series. Visit themanorclubofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will hold its Winter Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change Is Possible, will be the guest speaker. His father was a Nazi tank commander in WWII and was presented with the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. Wollschlaeger will talk about the past his father hid from him, how he was devastated by the Holocaust, which led to his conversion to Judaism and emigration to Israel. Visit www.wrtemple.org for more information.
  • The 24th annual Edythe Kurz Conference will take place at The Westchester County Center (198 Central Avenue, White Plains) from 8:30 a.m.- noon. The topic is “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle”. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present Dinner With The Mosaic Storytelling Project at 6:30 p.m. Come and meet two teens who identify as Jewish and LGBTQ as they tell their personal stories. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will take place at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “The Global Economy: What Lies Ahead”. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host the annual Tombola Gala Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dinner, cocktails, gift bags and more. Visit wiccny.org for more information.

    MJ Territo

    MJ Territo

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane) will present “The Song is You – Jazz Vocal Workshop Series” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There will be several topics covered and performances by MJ Territo. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host a Community Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner With Family & Friends. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Major Gil Revivo, a wounded hero of the IDF, will speak. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host “Sing Out Shabbat”, a service for anyone of any age, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bethnr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a “Senior Benefits Information Center” from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors will get help regarding benefits they may be entitled to receive, including Medicare health and prescription, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs and many more. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Artists Guild will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at St. Bartholomew’s Church (82 Prospect Avenue, White Plains) from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a reception. The sale resumes on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit hopefriedlandartist.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will host “Yummy Struffoli”, an evening of baking and enjoying these fried dough treats. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The India Center of Westchester will hold its annual dinner and dance at The Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 6-11 p.m. Visit indiacenter.us for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host “Performathon 2016”, an all-day performance by the conservatory’s fabulous student musicians. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • Jay Unger and Molly Mason, the Emmy-nominated duo, will perform at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) as part of the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse music series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus sing-a-long will begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival Orchestra Winter Concert will take place at The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Life and Nature: The Best of Czech Music”. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at the Westchester County Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will present Holiday Music and The Holiday of Christmas, a French Horn and Harp ensemble, at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a discussion. Visit nps,gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Bronx Arts Ensemble as it presents The Manhattan Brass Quintet as they perform a holiday concerts at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will also present a Candlelight Tour with Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Folk singer Caroline Doctorow will perform at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle United Methodist Church (1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will present “A Joyous Christmas Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Concert and recording artist Kay Boyd is the headliner. Call 914-699-3041 for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Breakfast in the Scarsdale High cafeteria (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) from 9-11 a.m. There will be holiday activities and pictures with Santa. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theater (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Captain Louie”, a fun, energetic story about friendship, at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will present its annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at 4 p.m. Professional singers and a chamber ensemble lead one of the largest community sing-a-longs of Handel’s masterpiece in the area. Singers of all skill levels welcome. Visit reformedchurch.org for more information.
  • Stillmeadow Gourmet (65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold a Cookie Decorating Class for Children at 3 p.m. Visit stillmeadowgourmet.com for more information.
  • Visitors to The Silk Road (101 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be able to create their own memory quilts courtesy of My Quilting Beehive from noon-4 p.m. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The White Plains High School (550 North Street) Craft Fair will take place at 10 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zm2nsxa for more information.
  • The Family Christian Center (592 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host The Performing Arts Ministry’s Christmas Spectacular at 5 p.m. Visit fccnr.com for more information.
  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The City of White Plains Winterfest and Downtown Holiday Market will kick off on Court Street between Main and Martine Avenue and run every day through Dec. 18. There will be food, crafts, unique holiday gifts and entertainment. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will host “Holiday Books and Tea Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker” at 11 a.m. Visit tuckahoe.com/library for more information.
  • The YWCA of White Plains (515 North Street, White Plains) will host a “Breakfast With Santa and a Side of Latkes” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Visit ywcawpcw.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • Violinist Chi-Chi Lin Bestman and the Solace Ensemble will perform at The Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle BID Holiday Concert will take place at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza) at 3 p.m. Ursaville, a musical family, will perform. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Symphony of Westchester All Strings Concert will take place at The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium on the Iona College campus (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Oboist Katherine Needleman is scheduled to perform. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Katherine Needleman

    Katherine Needleman

  • The NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show and Exhibit Reception will take place at The New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 5:15 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Westchester County Center will play host to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Live Holiday Tour with a 7 p.m. show. Visit wwe.com/wwe-live-holiday-tour-6 for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The Nutcracker Magical Matinee at 3 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this holiday classic. This film version
    of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet
    each December at Lincoln Center. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Children’s Holiday Recital, arranged by the Bronxville Women’s Club, will take place at the Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) from 1-3 p.m. Local young artists have the opportunity to perform in a professional setting. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • Santa Claus will be visiting the Blue Moon Café (7-27 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) for a festive holiday brunch and pictures with patrons. Visit bronxvillechamber.org for more information.
  • The Chabad of Bronxville will be hosting a Chanukah Menorah Building Workshop and Family Fun Day at Home Depot (601 Sprain Road, Yonkers) from 2-4 p.m. Visit jewishbronxville.com for more information.
  • The Reformed Church of Bronxville (180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will hold its 63rd annual White Gift Christmas Pageant from 4-5 p.m. Join local high school students and the children’s choir as they bring The Nativity to life in a fabulous pageant. Visit reformedchuch.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will screen “Last Stop”, the Israeli documentary that looks at the tensions between non-Jewish and Jewish-African communities at 2 p.m. Dr. Yoel Magid will speak. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Head over to The Ritz Carlton (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) for Breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com for more information.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale Synagogue (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) will host its annual Chanukah Boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit yisny.org for more information.
  • Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Shira Epstein, EdD, at 9:30 a.m. as she presents “Cultivating Curiosity”, a conversation about how parents can cultivate an environment of curiosity, inquiry and question-asking in their homes. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present “An Evening of Jazz With The Bernhard Haaks Quartet” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Chapter of the Archeological Society of America will host Yeshiva University Professor Jill Katz when she speaks at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about Khirbet Keiyafa: A City of David in Goliath’s Shadow at 2 p.m. Visit aiawestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host a Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting at 4 p.m. The Flute Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will host a Judaica Shop Chanukah Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Choose from adult and children’s games, menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah gelt and much more. Visit ssttee.org for more information.

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

 

 

 

No Foolin’, April Is Here

Dear friends and neighbors,

April has arrived and there is plenty to do and see in the 88th Assembly District to help ring in the new month. Music, dances, discussions and galas are on the calendar in our cities, towns and villages this weekend so please take advantage of everything our local organizations 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 Fund for Educational Excellence Awards Gala will be held at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) at 6:30 p.m. Visit nredfund.org/events for more information.
  • The Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) spring theater season kicks off with a production of “Marisol” at 7 p.m. The show runs through Saturday evening with all performances scheduled for 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pianists Delana Thomsen and Elena Belli Perform “Ceci et Cela” (This ‘n That) at Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Delana Thomsen

    Delana Thomsen

  • Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will present Alvin and Arlen’s Double Header Bring-on-Spring Paint and Sip IntoxiKate Event: A paint party with painting tips from artist Alvin Clayton and drinks created by Arlen Gargagliano. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

Friday

  • 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host First Friday! Music and Trolley from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The folk group Hawthorne will perform while the trolley will make an hour loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to the museum to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College will co-host, along with the American Physical Society, the Art and Physics Symposium from 1-5 p.m. Speakers from Sarah Lawrence, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bard, Vassar, Harvard, and the National Institute of Standards, as well as Nebula-award winning science fiction author Catherine Asaro, will highlight the event. The symposium will continue Saturday from 8:30 a.m. through noon. Visit sarahlawrence.edu/events for more information.

    Catherine Asaro

    Catherine Asaro

  • Pelham High School’s production of “Anything Goes” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit pelhamschools.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host “The Friends Monthly BIG Book Sale” and again on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Canadian Brass, one of the world’s most popular international brass ensembles, will perform at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will present a reading of “Dante – Part I” at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “The Mighty Winds of Hoff-Barthelson: An Introduction to the Woodwind Family of Instruments for Young Children” at 6:30 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host a workshop for non-profit organizations entitled “Grants – How to Get Them and Then What?” from 1-4 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Jon Weiss returns to Alvin and Friends Restaurant and will perform in the main dining room from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Hats Off To the Eastchester Historical Society Event will take place at Mickey Spillane’s Restaurant (431 White Plains Road, Eastchester). There will be raffles and 10 percent of every dinner check will be donated to the Society. Visit mickeyspillanes.com for more information.

 Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Tuckahoe from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fisher Avenue parking lot. The shredder is available to residents only and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Eastchester School Foundation will present Casino Royale at Leewood Golf Club (1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester) at 7 p.m. The ESF enriches the lives of children through technology, academics, athletics and the arts. Visit eastchesterschoolfoundation.org for more information.
  • The Maine Red Claws and the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will square off in a 5 p.m. matchup at the County Center in White Plains. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • Los Boricuas of Comedy will perform at the White Plains Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College will host “Arts and the Inside: Incarceration and Expression Through Writing, Film and Dance” from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the world of mass incarceration, which will include a discussion led by Ted Conover, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Pelham Boy Scout Troop 1 will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a dinner at Juliano’s Caterers (700 Main Street, New Rochelle). Contact Robin Ten Eyck at rteneyck1@verizon.net for more information.pelamscouts
  • 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 Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host an Italian cooking class for children at 2 p.m. This week’s class will focus on making ravioli with Nutella. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host eight artists as they present “HER Stories”, a program that highlights the strength, wisdom and perseverance of the female human spirit, at 6 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero returns to Alvin and Friends Restaurant and will perform in the main dining room from 7-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host a Summer Music & Arts Program/Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information.
  • The annual Scarsdale Sports Swap will take place at the Heathcote School (26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is sponsored by the Scarsdale PT Council. Gently used sporting goods items, musical instruments, bikes and formal wear can be donated. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be dropped off on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m. Write to Nancy Aresu at nancyaresu@gmail.com for more information.

 Sunday

  • The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum at the White Plains Library on the healthcare crisis in the United States. I will be part of the program, speaking along with Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal. “FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”, a 38-minute film, will also be shown. The program is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Visit lwvw.org for more information.
  • The chamber ensemble Musicora will perform at the Bronxville Public Library at 4 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue) will host a reception for its artist of the month at 2 p.m. Art works are for sale and the reception is free. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Eleftherios Eleftheriadis and Georgios Theodoridis will perform “From the Byzantine ‘Echos’ to the Ottoman ‘Makam’” at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 4 p.m. It’s a production of Byzantine Chant and Ottoman and Turkish music. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Artist Series will continue at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 5 p.m. Violinist Peggy Klinger and pianist Gerald Robbins are scheduled to perform. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Gerald Robbins/Peggy Klinger

    Gerald Robbins/Peggy Klinger

  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will continue its Jews Around the World series with this month’s installment focusing on Latin America. The program begins at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • The Abe Simon Memorial Team Race will kick off at 9:15 a.m. in front of Scarsdale High School on Brewster Road. There are 15K and four-mile races. Day-of-race registration is available between 8-8:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.
  • The Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) 44th Anniversary Dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Among those being honored will be Amy and Paul Heller and Michelle and Daniel Gewanter. Visit yisny.org for more information.

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

 

 

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.

FRIDAY

  • 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.

 SATURDAY

  • 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.

 SUNDAY

  • 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.

 

Music, Movies and Much, Much More In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a wonderful weekend we have ahead of us here in the 88th Assembly District. There is so much to do and see, from music and dancing to lectures and movies. So if you’re planning on heading out and enjoying the expected mild weather this weekend, plan on staying local and taking in all the sights and sounds our cities, towns and villages 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.

FRIDAY

  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) continues its “Coffeehouse” series with performances from musicians Stephen Clair and Miles East beginning at 8 p.m. There will be a special guest performance by Lily Ellinghaus. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • The Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League will square off against the Westchester Knicks at the County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit westchesterknicks.com 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.
  • Singer/songwriter Zev Haber will perform at the New Rochelle Library’s Ossie Davis Theater at 10:30 a.m. The popular children’s performer has sold-out shows throughout the area. Tickets are free but are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Zev Haber

    Zev Haber

  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform in the main dining room of Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Alvin & Friends will also host a Tango Night featuring Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia from 7:30-11:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) is hosting a Legislative Breakfast focusing on “Children and Youth”. Visit http://bit.ly/LegBreakfast2016 for more information.
  • International makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift will be at Blue Mercury (49 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to discuss beauty tips and more. Refreshments will be served. Call 914-779-0009 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Library will host a “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also host its latest program “Cook By The Book”, a program that shares thematic recipes, from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Winter Succulent Garden Terrarium Workshop from 12-2 p.m. Make a garden under glass and take it home. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Songs for Seeds of Scarsdale will put on a concert at The Westchester (Mall) in White Plains at noon. Songs for Seeds was named as the “Best Music Class” by New York Magazine. Visit songsforseeds.com/scarsdale for more information.
  • The Ailey Arts in Education and Community Programs will present a dancing exhibition of modern, West African and jazz as part of the Black History Month celebration at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Auditorium (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Camille Edwards-Thomas (914-576-4500) or Candace Pinn (914-712-8128) for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host Fiddling in February: A Book Launch Concert and Square Dance from 7-10 p.m. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The jazz duo Jazmyn will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle from 7:30-11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information. shame
  • The Scarsdale Library’s adult book club will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “Shame and the Captives”, the story of a WWII prisoner of war camp in Australia. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • A concert of chamber works by composer William Eckfeld will take place at The White Plains Library from 2-4 p.m. Several chamber groups are scheduled to perform. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League will square off against the Westchester Knicks at the County Center in White Plains at 1 p.m. to complete a two-game series. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host an “Owl Prowl” at 8:30 a.m. Jack Rothman of City Island Birds will lead the search for Great Horned, Saw-whet, Long-eared and Barred Owls, which are often found near the mansion this time of year. Dress warmly. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will show the film “Billy Strayhorn: A Lush Life” in the Ossie Davis Theater at 4 p.m. as part of its Black History Month celebration. The film tells the story of the great African-American composer. Director Robert Levi will also be on hand for a Q&A. Visit nrpl.org for more information.strayhornhometop
  • The Alliance Francaise de Westchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host an afternoon of tasting crepes, singing French songs and playing interactive games. Visit afwestchesterny.org for more information.

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

 

 

The Weekend Is Upon Us: The Extended Super Bowl Edition

Dear friends and neighbors,

The Super Bowl will be played Sunday evening and I’m sure many of you are looking forward to the big game. There are, however, plenty of things to do and see in the 88th Assembly District this weekend before the big game that will help fill your time leading up to kickoff.

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

  • I will be hosting a “Conversation About Aid In Dying” at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) from 7-9 p.m. It will be a discussion about allowing terminally ill, mentally competent New York adults to voluntarily request and receive a prescription medication to allow them to die with dignity. Visit http://bit.ly/aidindyingtalk to register for the event.
  • The Committee for New Rochelle Black History Month will host a College Resource Night at New Rochelle High School’s House 4 Cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. The school will also host author David Banks in the Linda E. Kelly Theater from 6-8 p.m. Call 914-200-3743 for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will hold an informational meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the third floor of The Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville). Visit jlbronxville.org for more information.

 Friday

  • Head over to Alvin and Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway) for Motown Night with Jazmyn. The jazz/r&b/funk duo will perform between 7 and 10:45 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce at the County Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit westchesterknicks.com for more information.knicks
  • The New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital (55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville) will conduct a Go Red Women’s Health Screening as part of National Wear Red Day in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease. The event will take place in the main lobby from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Visit nyplawrence.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Library will host the “Friends Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. followed by a “Mini-Book Sale” on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) will present “St. Paul’s and the Presidents”, a program detailing the extensive connection between St. Paul’s and five U.S. presidents from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • I will be a judge at the sixth annual adult and teen spelling bee at Scarsdale High School (1057 White Plains Road) beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Friends of Scarsdale Library. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org/friends.

Saturday

  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) Chinese New Year Folk Art Event will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with dancing and craft workshops. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.

    The Year of the Monkey

    The Year of the Monkey

  • The Leslie Pintchik Trio will perform at Alvin and Friends Restaurant in New Rochelle between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The Big Brew New York Beer Festival returns to the County Center in White Plains from 4-8 p.m. There will be more than 200 craft beers, food and entertainment. Visit bigbrewny.com for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Library will host a Chinese New Year celebration by offering origami and paper cutting with Julie Tang at 11 a.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host an Italian Cooking Class for children from 2-3 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Victorian Valentine Workshop (1-3 p.m.) followed by a Winter Walk in the Park (3-5 p.m.). Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester will sponsor “Sew and Style: Fashion Design & Creation for Beginners”, an eight-week program that will show you how to bringing your ideas for clothing designs to life. The 10 a.m. class is at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.
  • The Northeast Etsy Artists Association will put on a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop from noon-4 p.m. at the West Elm on 678 Post Road in Scarsdale. A dozen artists will be there to discuss and sell their handmade creations. The show will continue Sunday from noon-4 p.m. Visit facebook.com/NortheastEtsyArtistsAssociation for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Symphony of Westchester’s Annual Family Concert will take place from 3-4 p.m. at Iona College’s Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle). The winner of the Symphony of Westchester’s Young Artist’s Competition will also be announced. Visit thesymphonyofwestchester.org for more information.

    Symphony of Westchester

    Symphony of Westchester

  • The New Rochelle Library will present “Dreams of Love: Great Romantic Songs by the Masters” as a lead-in to Valentine’s Day. Showtime is 3 p.m. at the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Annual Westchester Camp and Activities Fair will take place at the Crowne Plaza (66 Hale Avenue, White Plains) from noon-3 p.m. There will be camp directors and staff from more than 50 day, specialty and sleep-away camps in and around Westchester on hand to answer questions about their summer programs. Visit westchestercampfair.com for more information.
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at The White Plains Library during a 2 p.m. presentation. Visit whitplainslibary.org for more information.
  • Scarsdale’s Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series will continue with a 2 p.m. performance by cellist Alan Harris at the Scarsdale Library. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway White Plains) will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The drive is part of “100 Acts of Kindness” that will mark the anniversary. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains will also be hosting a Winter Tea at 2 p.m. Displays of unusual tea pots and services will be shown. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.com for more information.

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