A Super Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

While Super Bowl Sunday is expected to be the highlight of the weekend for many of you, there are plenty of non-football related things to do this weekend 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 After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World” at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Windy City Bulls at the Westchester County
    Center in White Plains at 7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • Cellist Mike Finckel will perform at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) at 8 p.m. as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School artist series. Visit hbms.org for more information.

    Michael Finckel

    Michael Finckel

  • The Westchester Delegation 2017 Budget Forum will take place at The Greenburgh Library from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Greenburgh Library (300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford) to allow local organizations, elected officials, residents, and communities of Westchester County to share their views on the Governor’s Executive Budget for SFY 2017-2018. Contact Debra Lagapa at (914) 939-7028 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Forum will host Winterfest, its annual membership party, from 7-11 p.m. at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale). Food, drinks and music will highlight the evening. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Eastchester at 40 Mill Road from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Service is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will present “Edibles in the Outdoor Garden Bed” at 11 a.m. Gardening pro Lauren Gill will speak. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Improv and Sketch Comedy” at 1:30 p.m. Come see live improve performances by Pelham Middle and High School students. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 1 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The annual Westchester Jewish Council Gala will take place at Congregation Kol Ami (225 Soundview Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Paul Warhit and Jeff Kohn will be honored. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will welcome jazz pianist Takeshi Asai when he performs in a 7:30 p.m. concert as part of the Midland Music Series. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Chase Padgett will perform “6 Guitars” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. Padgett takes on the personality of different performers as he displays his talents on the guitar. Visit wppac.com for more information. 6-guitars-show-logo
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will hold a Chinese New Year celebration at 2 p.m. to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Pelham will host “Pass It On Pelham: A Collection Event” at The Manor Club (1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The PJL is collecting gently used baby gear and children’s clothes. Visit jlpelham.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will host the Windy City Bulls at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at 5 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.
  • The Good Dog Foundation will be at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) so children can practice their reading skills with story-loving dogs. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Recreation & Parks Camp fair will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The MLK Institute for Nonviolence will host EVBH 2017: Thinking Through the Consequences, a free youth conference, at the Calvary Baptist Church (188 Orawaupum Street, White Plains) from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit mlkwestchester.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

    • Shaarei Tikvah (46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will celebrate the installation of Adam Baldachin as the congregation’s new rabbi in an 11 a.m. ceremony. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
    • The Salmagundi Section of the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a Super Bowl party at 5:30 p.m. there will be food, games, raffles and more. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
    • The Honorable Pearl Quarles, a New Rochelle resident and the first African-American woman to be elected as a Westchester County legislator, will speak at the Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
    • The Beer Noggin (102 Kraft Avenue, Bronxville) will host Decadent Delicious Beers With Breakfast froosterrom noon-3 p.m. Visit beernoggin.com for more information.
    • The White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) will hold a Chinese New Year celebration from 2-6 p.m. There will be stories, music, lion dancing and more. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
    • Author Gary Belsky will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) to discuss his book “On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games”. There will be a book signing following the 2 p.m. discussion. Visit scrasdalelibrary.org for more information.
    • Cellist Ani Kalayjian will perform at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) at 3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
    • Pianist Byron Janis will perform at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. as part of the Master Class Series. Visit

hbms.org

    for more information.

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

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.

 

 

Awaiting A Wonderful Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

The spring weather has finally arrived so take the time this weekend to get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures while exploring all the wonderful things the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer. There is music, movies, discussions, shows and much more.

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 Westchester County Domestic Violence Council will meet in the Probation Conference Room on the seventh floor of the County Courthouse from 12:30-2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The Allstate Readiness Teen Driver Workshop will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 5-8 p.m. Teens can learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate while earning one hour of community service credit for attending. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

    Hoff-Barthelson Music School

  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will host performances at 6:15 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, featuring faculty and student solos as well as ensembles as part of “Celebration 2016: T  Music of Our Time”, the school’s 27th annual festival of contemporary music. There will also be performances on Saturday at 2:00, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera’s 31st Anniversary Spring Gala will take place at The Fountainhead (55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle) from 6:30-10 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service will honor Emily Vallario and Margaret Smith at “Starry Night”, its annual benefit gala. The festivities will take place at Scarsdale Golf Club (Club Way, Hartsdale) at 6:30 p.m. Visit sfcsinc.org for more information.

 Friday

  • I will be speaking at the Westchester County Association advocacy event at WCA headquarters (1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 8 a.m. Visit westchester.org for more information.
  • Hyatt Playground in Scarsdale (167 Scarsdale Boulevard) will be the site of “Parties in the Park” from 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the park’s grand re-opening with balloon animals, face painting, ice cream and more. Visit scarsdale.com for more information.
  • Mount Vernon resident Peter Lawrence will perform jazz, swing and bounce standards at the St. Paul’s National Church Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon) at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • Actress Cicely Tyson, Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis and Pelham Picture House board member Eric Salmeron will be honored at the Pelham Picture House Spring Soiree at the Hampshire Club (1025 Cove Road, Mamaroneck) at 7 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a mansion and cottage trolley tour of historic homes and gardens from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold its annual Literature Section Picnic Luncheon and Book Discussion at noon. The book being discussed is “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle)from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle High School Chorale will host Outdoor Movie Night at the high school (265 Clove Road, New Rochelle). The movie “Inside Out” will be shown on the front baseball field at 7:30 p.m. Call the school at 914-576-5634 for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present its “Senior Filmmaking Showcase” from 5:30-9 p.m. Senior film students will showcase their final films. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Consulate General of México will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) between 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.

Saturday

  • The Westchester County Mobile Shredder will be in Scarsdale at the Scarsdale DPW Yard (110 Secore Road) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit environment.westchestergov.com/mobile-shredder for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate Bronx Week with guided tours of the mansion from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale (1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and the UJA Federation of New York will present “Israel: The Jewish-Democratic Challenge” with special guest speaker Dr. Ruth Calderon at 9 a.m. Visit ujafedny.org/yis-luncheon 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.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will hold a tag sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wayside Cottage (1039 Post Road, Scarsdale). Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host the Middle Eastern Folk Arts Event from 2-4 p.m. Visit pelhamartscenter.org for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host folk singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert in a 7:30 p.m. concert at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains). Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The St. Thomas Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is a “Shakespeare Celebration”. Visit storchestra.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will preview the film “To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

    Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine

  • The First Baptist Church of White Plains (456 North Street, White Plains) will host “Dinner and a Movie Night” from 5-8:30 p.m. Visit firstbaptistwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • The Board of Mission of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle (71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a presentation entitled “Journey to South Africa” from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bethesdabaptistny.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Congregational Church (1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale) will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit scc-ucc.org for more information.
  • The Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association will host a tag sale at Davis Park (Bradley Road, Scarsdale) from 10 a.m.- 3p.m. The rain date is Sunday. Contact Kate Nanke-Porco at knpdesign@optonline.net for more information.
  • Helaine Fendelman, a nationally recognized author and appraiser, will be at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 1-3 p.m. to provide free appraisals on art, antiques and collectibles. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Oasis Shelter Fundraiser/Tag Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center (95 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Call 914-500-9194 for more information.

 Sunday

  • Bicycle Sundays are back on the Bronx River Parkway. The BRP will be open to cyclists and pedestrian traffic between the County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will take place at the library (100 Martine Avenue) from 2-4 p.m. Susan Gordon, author of “Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey” will be the featured speaker. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present “Science on the Screen”, a film about baseball and the science surrounding it. Director Jonathan Hock will be available for discussion after the 4 p.m. show. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Hands on a Hardbody: A New Musical Made in America” with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.o
  • The Scarsdale-based Hoff-Barthelson Music School will present “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time” as part of its 27th annual festival of contemporary music in a 7 p.m. performance at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains). Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester will continue its Jews Around the World series with a look at Iran with Hazzan (Cantor) Farid Dardashti at 2 p.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Feria de los Moles, the largest Mexican food festival in the United States, will take place at 1 Library Plaza in New Rochelle from noon-6 p.m. Visit feriadelosmoles.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will host a chamber music concert from 3-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archeological Association of Westchester will present a lecture at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-5 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Day Nursery will be holding a 120th anniversary celebration from noon-3:30 p.m. at Patsy’s (2 Pelham Road, New Rochelle). Visit newrochelledaynursery.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 Forum On The Healthcare Crisis

AmyPaulinThe League of Women Voters of Westchester will present the film “Fix It: Healthcare At The Tipping Point” at 1:30 p.m. on April 3 in The White Plains Library. This new 55-minute film made from a businessman’s perspective, takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional and inefficient healthcare system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordable for a third our citizens. This is the first showing in this area. I will be discussing the film afterwards along with Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal of the Physicians for a National Health Program. I look forward to seeing you all there. The discussion will focus on the New York State single-payer bill that passed in the Assembly last year, 92-52. Advocates are now focusing on the State Senate.

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.

 

 

Have Fun This Weekend Despite The Weather

Dear friends and neighbors,

Winter’s grip finally seems to have taken hold and while the forecast is for a cold, potentially snowy weekend, don’t fret. There are a host of musical events taking place in the 88th Assembly District that will keep you inside while allowing you to stay warm and entertained.

In addition, the League of Women Voters of Westchester will be hosting a presentation about healthcare at the White Plains Library on Sunday. I will be one of the featured speakers at the event so please join us for the discussion. I look forward to seeing you there.

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 Westchester Knicks and Raptors 905 will square off at the Westchester County Center in White Plains in an NBA Developmental League contest at 7 p.m. Visit westchesterknicks.com for tickets and more information.
  • The Victor LaGamma Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:00-10:30 p.m. Band member Eric Katz is a music teacher in the Pelham schools. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Arts Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception for “insomnia”, a group exhibition featuring 12 artists at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit, run in conjunction with the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, will be on display through March 26. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Town of Eastchester and the Ballerina Ball will join together to host the Winter Princess Ball from 12:30-2 p.m. at Haindl Field on Gabriel Resigno Drive for residents of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe. Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre will put on its production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 8 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m. at its studio at 1 North Broadway in White Plains. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks and the Erie Bayhawks will meet at the Westchester County Center in White Plains in an NBA Developmental League contest at 5 p.m. Visit westchesterknicks.com for tickets and more information.knicks
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host the “Friends Mini Book Sale” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also present Family Workshops: African Dance featuring Anthony Wooden, Director of Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe at 11 a.m. and again on Sunday at 11 a.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Gentle Ben’s Quartet will make its main dining room debut at Alvin & Friends Restaurant when they perform between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Twenty-year-old Ben Barnett, a trombonist attending SUNY Purchase, leads the group. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Concordia College Summer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will play host to Gershwin and Friends, a celebration of the great American composer featuring Tony Award nominee Montego Glover. The performance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Visit concordiaconservatory.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The League of Women Voters of Westchester will be hosting a forum on single payer healthcare reform at the White Plains Library beginning at 1:30 p.m. The documentary “Fix It: Healthcare at a Tipping Point” will be shown followed by a discussion, which I will lead. Contact lwvwestchester@optonline.net for more information.
  • The Great WCheap-Toy-Trainestchester Train and Toy Show will take place at The County Center from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. It is the largest toy and train show in the northeast. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will present “The Great American Song Revival With Caroline Doctorow” in the Ossie Davis Theater at 3 p.m. Doctorow will pay tribute to songwriters of the ’60s. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host the Urban Park Ranger Hike: Historic New York, which will explore the legacies of the Pells, Anne Hutchinson, the Siwanoy and much more. Stay on after the hike to hear Gregory Pardlow, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, read from his latest book, “Digest”. That program is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • A Recital of French Violin-Piano Masterpieces featuring violinist Peggy Klinger and pianist Gerald Robbins will take place at 5 p.m. at the Greenville Community Church (270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale) as part of The Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, will be at the White Plains Presbyterian Church on 39 North Broadway at 3 p.m. Visit hudsonchorale.org for more information.
  • The Everything Bridal Show will take place at Mulino’s at Lake Isle (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-4 p.m. There will be more than 25 vendors to discuss everything wedding related. Visit everythingbridalshows.com for more information.
  • The Asbury United Methodist Church (167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe) will play host to the husband-and-wife duo of Victor Keremedjiev and Gemma Keremedjiev at 3 p.m. as part of its Music at Asbury series. Visit musicatasbury.com for more information.

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