Columbus Day Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The Columbus Day weekend is almost here so why not spend it exploring and enjoying everything the cities, towns and villages of the 88th Assembly District have to offer? There are movies, music, discussions, farmer’s markets and much more going on this weekend, providing something of interest for just about everyone.

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 Sadie Robinson “Live Original” Tour, combining music, motivational speeches and audience participation, will stop at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at
    Daniela Gioseffi

    Daniela Gioseffi

    7 p.m. Visit countycenter.biz for more information.

  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe) will show “AUTHOR & ACTIVIST: THE DANIELA GIOSEFFI STORY”, a documentary about the acclaimed poet, at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at the Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “No Great Mischief” by Alistair MacLeod at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Forum will host a public forum and membership meeting at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. All are invited. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.
  • Montefiore Medical Center and White Plains Hospital are combining to host a panel discussion at Bloomingdale’s (175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains) around genetic health, the importance of a family history and breast cancer awareness from5:30-7:30 p.m. I will be moderating the discussion. Call 718-920-6786 for more information.

 Friday

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Queen Esther and the Jeremy Bacon Jazz Trio will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. The Mansion will also host its Garden Centennial Exhibition Opening from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will hold a reception for wood-working artist Saud Omran from 7-9 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.league
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival will kick off at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester at 7 p.m. There will be a DJ Dance Party beginning at 8 p.m. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will show the Stephen King thriller “The Shining” at 9:30 p.m. as part of its Friday Night Frights Series. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Friends of the New Rochelle Library will host a major book sale at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Public Library Film series will continue at the library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) with a 1:30 p.m. showing of “A League of Their Own”, starring Gina Davis and Madonna. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • WestCOP and New Rochelle C.A.P.’s will present “A Night of Champions” from 7 p.m.-midnight at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (10 Mill Road, New Rochelle). Pastor Denise Campbell, Reuben Barajes, Tkhikuma Dixon Obafemi, Dr. Tahira Chase, Dr. Angela Campbell, Dr. Linda Williams, Angela Farrish and Judie Eisenberg will be honored. Call 914-636-3050 for more information.

 Saturday

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “Fall into Fall Harvest Festival”. There will be food, music, crafts and a giant hay-bale tower. Visit bartowpellmansionmusuem.org 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 Great Escapery, a mobile escape and mystery company, will present “The Heist” at The Westchester County Center with shows from noon-10 p.m. Visit greatescapery.com for more information.
  • The Fitness Expo returns to the Westchester County Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit fitnessexpo2016.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host the Bob Arthur’s Jazz Trio for a 1 p.m. concert. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host “Touch A Truck” at the Immaculate Conception Church Field (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Climb aboard a fire
    Victoria Moran

    Victoria Moran

    truck and construction truck and sit inside a helicopter. Visit jlbtouchatruck.weebly.com for more information.

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival continues at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-11 p.m. There will be live music, a homemade meatball contest and a homemade wine contest throughout the day. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse will host The Gaslight Tinkers and Low Lily in a double bill at the Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Scarsdale Cookbook Club will host cookbook author and vegan specialist Victoria Moran at The Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. She will discuss eating healthy and living compassionately. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host 10 Westchester-based indie authors from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for “Indie Authors” as they discuss the trials and tribulations of self-publishing. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.

 Sunday

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Sunday Jazz Brunch” beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be live music and an extensive menu. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Carnival and Festival continues at Lake Isle Country Club (660 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 1-11 p.m. There will be live music and a fireworks show by Grucci. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.

    Columbus Day fireworks in Eastchester

    Columbus Day fireworks in Eastchester

  • The Eastchester Columbus Day Parade will begin at The Immaculate Conception Church (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) at 3:30 p.m. and finish at the Lake Isle Country Club. Visit eastchestercolumbusday.bandzoogle.com for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will hold a memorial concert for former faculty member Edmund Niemann at 2 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Alan Schwarz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated freelancer with The New York Times, will speak at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) about ADHD, children, doctors and big pharma at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will present the M&M Production of “The Last Romance”, a drama/comedy about the power of love. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Community Church of the Pelhams is accepting volunteers for its Westchester Habitat for Humanity project in Mount Vernon. There will be an orientation meeting and lunch at the church (448 Washington Avenue, Pelham) before heading over to the work site. Visit communitychurchofpelham.org for more information.
  • The Humane Society of Westchester, located in New Rochelle, will join Pet Rescue in hosting Hounds on the Sound, a dog walk-a-thon and festival at 10 a.m. at Harbor Island Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck). There will be contests for best doggie costume, best tail-wagging and more. Visit humanesocietyofwestchester.org for more information.

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

 

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What Dog Days Of August? There Is Plenty To Keep You Entertained In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

Can you believe it’s August already? Where is the summer going? Though the summer seems to be moving quickly, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the warm weather and all the wonderful events 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@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band, under the direction of Allan Hollander, will perform its final concert of the summer season at Chase Park in Scarsdale at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Scarsdale High School in case of rain. Visit westchesterband.org for more information.

    Nanny Assis

    Nanny Assis

  • The New Rochelle BID Music on the Green Series will host The Nanny Assis Trio at Ruby Dee Park on the New Rochelle Library Green (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 7 p.m. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • Life’s A Beach will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) will host a Friends Super Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • Temple Israel of New Rochelle (1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle) will host a community Shabbat and barbeque beginning at 6 p.m. There will be activities for adults and children following the service and all are welcome. Visit tinr.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts Summer Concert Series will continue at the Hudson Park Bandshell in New Rochelle with a 7 p.m. presentation of Rejoice! A Gospel Celebration featuring the Kay Boyd Ensemble. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Folk singer Scott Test will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Temple Beth-El (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a Sing Out Shabbat Service, fINTHEHEIGHTS_Titleeaturing Rabbi Zach and Lisa Sitkin, followed by a dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The services are for every age group. Visit bethenr.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “In The Heights, A New Musical” about a community in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit wppac.com for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “Funky Fridays” from 7-11 p.m. It’s Westchester’s premier after-work mixer. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.
  • The 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 County Mobile Shredder will be in New Rochelle at 515 North Avenue from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents can bring up to four file-size boxes of confidential papers to be shredded. Visit http://tinyurl.com/h5he2za or call (914) 813-5425 for more information or to learn about early closure or cancellation.
  • The Family Christian Center of New Rochelle will host “A Summer Send Off” at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle from 1-5 p.m. Free backpacks and school supplies will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis for children grades K-5. There will also be food, rides, giveaways, music and more. Visit fccnr.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.

    Tuckahoe Farmer's Market

    Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market

  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host “The House”, a teen coffee house, from 5-7:30 p.m. It’s an open-mic experience for people under 25. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.

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

 

 

Have A Happy Holiday Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Fourth of July weekend. There are concerts, fireworks and more in the 88th Assembly District to help you celebrate. Please remember, though, to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Be careful, be safe and enjoy the long weekend.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will continue its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Band will perform at The Scarsdale Municipal Pool (311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Concerts Under the Stars series. There will also be fireworks for the holiday. Visitwestchesterband.org for more information.
  • The group Magic Touch will perform at noon in Renaissance Park (Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street, White Plains) as part of the city’s Noon Day Concert series. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host an opening reception for “Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens” from 5-6 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Kenn Morr Band will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Independence Day celebration will take place at White Plains High School (500
    The West Point Band

    The West Point Band

    North Street, White Plains) at 6 p.m. There will be food, fireworks and a performance by the West Point concert band. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com.

  • The New Rochelle Down To Earth Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Huguenot Park/Twin Lakes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/jsbomn4 for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • 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 New Rochelle Downtown BID Grand Market will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the New Rochelle Library Green. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue, Bronxville. Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Depot Square, Tuckahoe. Visit tuckahoe.com for more information.4th

 MONDAY

  • The famous Grucci Family of Fireworks will put on a show on the New Rochelle waterfront at 9:30 p.m. rain or shine. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.

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

 

A Big June Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

The first weekend of June has arrived and there’s no better way to enjoy it than to spend it in the 88th Assembly District. There are festivals, music and a soapbox derby that will highlight your weekend.

Here’s a closer look at some of the events that are taking place in the 88th. Have a good weekend and remember that if you have an event you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@Assembly.State.NY.US.

THURSDAY

  • The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. at Ground Floor Co-Working (547 North Avenue, New Rochelle). New members are welcome. Visit watpa.org/lwv/newrochelle/ for more information.
  • The League of Women Voters Annual Convention will take place at the Scarsdale Women’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) beginning at 12:30 p.m. Michael Waldman, the president of the NYU Brennan Center for Justice, will be the guest speaker. Call 914-723-5126 for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 7-p.m. lecture by Monmouth University’s Prof. Adam Heinrich, who will explore the different understandings and meanings of symbols such as angels on 18th century gravestones. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Adam Heinrich

    Adam Heinrich

  • The Immaculate Conception School (53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe) will host its annual ICS Carnival, a four-day event that features rides, games, food and much more. The carnival begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit icsschoolonline.org for more information.
  • The Israeli Film Festival, a weeklong celebration, will kick off with a 7 p.m. showing of “Kind Words” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale). Visit jccmw.org/adults/arts-and-talks/israel-film-festival/ for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will begin its “Pop-Up Performances” at the New Rochelle Train Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 25. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • New York State Education Department Regent Judith Johnson will be the featured speaker at The Scarsdale Forum, which will take place at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road) at 7:30 p.m. Visit scarsdaleforum.com for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a 3:30-p.m. concert by flutist Pamela Sklar. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.

    Pamela Sklar

    Pamela Sklar

  • The Village of Bronxville and the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair on Friday and Saturday. The Sidewalk Sale begins on Friday and continues Saturday while the Fair is scheduled only for Saturday in the Kraft Avenue, Garden and Avalon parking lots. Visit bronxvillechamber.com for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its “First Friday Music & Trolley” program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Night Owls, an instrumental piano group, will perform while the trolley will make hourly trips from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) will host Faberration, a rock and soul group, from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host its “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.

SATURDAY

  • The Friends of the Tuckahoe Library will present a concert by The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra at the Tuckahoe Community Center (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 2 p.m. Admission is free. There will be refreshments, raffles and a Chinese Auction. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host its first annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). The expo will feature more than 50 exhibitors and representatives from state and local government agencies. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The White Plains Outdoor Art Festival, which began in 1962, will take place at Tibbits Park (One North Broadway, White Plains) on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be paintings, photography, ceramics and more. Visit whiteplainsoutdoorartsfestival.com for more information.

    White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

    White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host an open house for its summer music and arts program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during which parents can meet staff and discuss programs that would interest their children. Visit summeratmcw.org 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.
  • Dance En Plein Air returns for another season at the New Rochelle Library’s Ruby Dee Plaza (1 Library Lane, New Rochelle) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The program runs on Saturday through Aug. 20. New Beginnings Performing Arts Company, directed by Kyra Johnson, will perform this week. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host a Traditional Folk Arts Festival at 2 p.m. There will be a performance by the acoustic duo Piedmont Bluz. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society will host its annual fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. at the historic home of Cynthia and David Brown on 134 Cliff Avenue in Pelham Heights. Visit pelhampreservationsociety.com for more information.
  • The Loft LGBT Community Center (252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) will host the 2016 Pride Outdoor Festival from noon-5 p.m. There will be food, music, talent shows and more. Call 914-948-2932 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Downtown BID’s Grand Market returns for the season at The New Rochelle Library’s Ruby Dee Green from 11 a.m.-noon. Sample fresh and artisanal foods from around the area. Visit newrochellegrandmarket.com for more information.
  • White Plains Comic Con will take place at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) in an all-day comic extravaganza for fans of all ages. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) will be collecting books for its ongoing library book sale from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The New Rochelle Soap Box Derby will take place at 9 a.m. on Quaker Ridge Road between Sussex Road and Pinebrook Boulevard in front of Ward Acres Barn. Sign-up and weigh in will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ward Acres. Visit soapboxderby.org/new-rochelle.aspx for more information.

    New Rochelle Soap Box Derby

    New Rochelle Soap Box Derby

  • The 62nd annual Beth-El Synagogue Gala (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will take place from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Dr. Elise and Barry Richman will receive the distinguished leadership and devoted service award while Shery and Howard Rosenstein will receive the president’s service award. Visit bethelnr.org for more information.
  • The Play Group Theatre (One North Broadway, White Plains) will present “Zanna, Don’t: A Musical Fairy Tale” at 2 and 7 p.m. Zanna attends Heartsville High and can change the world with a wave of her wand. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • 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 Walk Now For Autism Walkathon will kick off at New York Presbyterian Hospital (333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains) at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit autismspeakswalk.org for more information.
  • The Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) will host a reception and registration event for its Children’s Art Exhibition from 2-5 p.m. Visit bronxvillewomensclub.org for more information.
  • Linda Tarrant-Reid, a nationally authorized author and photojournalist, will discuss her book “Discovering Black America” as part of An Afternoon of Arts at the St. Catherine A.M.E. Zion Church Fellowship Hall (19 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle). Cecelia Duncan, an art teacher and lecturer, will also host a discussion during the program that begins at 1:30 p.m. Visit newrochellearts.org for more information.
  • Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will perform in Scarsdale’s Chase Park at 5 p.m. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the concert will be moved to the school on 25 School Lane. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host The Taconic Opera’s production of Carmen. Visit taconicopera.org for more information.

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

 

 

Enjoying Mother’s Day Weekend

Dear friends and neighbors,

I’d like to wish Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the 88th Assembly District. Enjoy your weekend and take advantage of everything our cities towns and villages have to offer when making your holiday plans.

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 Interdenominational Pastors Council of New Rochelle will conduct a prayer assembly on the steps of New Rochelle City Hall (515 North Avenue) as part of The National Day of Prayer at noon. In the event of rain, the service will be held across the street at The Holy Lighthouse Church.
  • The Eastchester Relay for Life will host “Stick a Fork in Cancer”, an event at 10 different restaurants in Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville. Each restaurant will donate 10 percent of every bill to the American Cancer Society and Eastchester Relay for Life. The Relay will take place on May 21st at Concordia College. Visit patch.com/new-york/bronxville/stick-fork-cancer-restaurant-event for a list of participating restaurants.
  • The Westchester Jewish Council will hold a County-wide Holocaust Commemoration at noon at the Garden of Remembrance (148 Martine Avenue, White Plains). The keynote will be delivered by Holocaust survivor Stanley Berger followed by a special procession of 25 of Westchester’s rescued Holocaust Torahs. Visit wjcouncil.org for more information.
  • The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) will present “Once Upon A Pastime”, a baseball player’s light-hearted story of redemption and triumph. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Visit wppac.org for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a presentation celebrating the anniversary of VE Day and the end of WWII in Europe at 7 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester will host “Big Night Out At The Casino” at 7:30 p.m. at Elmwood Country Club (850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains). There will be dinner, casino tables and a silent auction. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present pianist Glen Kirchoff in an 8 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Recital Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will present “Oro Macht Frei – Yom Ha Shoah” a film about the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome, at 1:45 p.m. Director Jeffrey Bonna will be available for questions. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • Students from the SAR Academy will perform “Witness Theater” at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) at 7 p.m. The show is an innovative and emotional inter-generational ‘journey’ for Holocaust survivors and students. Visit jccmw.org for more information.
  • A fundraiser for the New Rochelle-based Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse will take place at 6:30 at Dubrovnik
    Dr. Moshe Avital

    Dr. Moshe Avital

    (721 Main Street, New Rochelle). Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse Inc. is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable development in our community by providing age-appropriate, hands-on educational experiences in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally-sound setting. Visit hudsonparkgreenhouse.org for more information.

  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails @ Twighlight, a fashion show highlighting spring looks from local Bronxville businesses from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Lane, Bronxville). Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Pelham Jewish Center (451 Esplanade, Pelham Manor) will host concentration camp survivor Dr. Moshe Avital as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day observation. He was sent to Auschwitz at 14 and was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945 by the American Army. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit thepjc.org for more information.

FRIDAY

  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will kick off its Spring/Summer Courtyard Exhibition with “Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprising and Negin Sharifzadeh: Laments in Gray”. There will be an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit pelhamartcenter.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a free, guided tour of its historic landscape and gardens at 3 p.m. Stick around following the garden tour for “First Friday Music and Trolley”. The Lickety Split Trio will perform and there will be trolley rides from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • Speak with Pelham Weekly/Pelham Plus editor Maggie Klein during her Talk with Maggie Sessions in Pelham. Klein will be at Renaissance Bagel (309 Fifth Avenue) at 8:15 a.m.; at JM Café (129 Wolfs Lane) at 9:30; and Bakery at Four Corners (4668 Boston Post Road) at 10:45. Visit pelhamplus.com for more information.
  • The Counseling Center 2016 Benefit in Bronxville will take place at 6 p.m. at the home of Mary and Jim Hoch (87 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville). Celebrate the contributions of Richard Shoup and Catherine Nicholas for their decades of service as Directors of the Counseling Center. Visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/hdq77f8 for more information.
  • Gentle Ben’s Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestuarant.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site (897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host a classical guitar concert with Daniel Conant at 3 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Hope’s Door Annual Spring Gala will take place from 6:30-11 p.mhope. at The Surf Club on the Sound (280 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle). Hope’s Door will be celebrating its 36th anniversary of serving victims of domestic violence and their families. Visit hopesdoorny.org for more information.
  • The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (25 School Lane, Scarsdale) will present flutist Tara Helen O’Connor in a 7 p.m. performance as part of the school’s Master Class Series. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • Bjorn & Company Presents the 3rd Annual Forks, Corks & Cocktails, Westchester’s Premier LGBT Food & Wine Show, at the Ritz Carlton-Westchester (3 Renaissance Square, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Visit bjornandcompany for more information.
  • The Westchester Italian Cultural Center (24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe) will host professor Louis Leonini as he presents Dante – Part II, the conclusion of his lecture series on Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia at 7 p.m. Visit wiccny.org for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Public Library will host the “Friends Monthly Big Book Sale” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Junior League of Bronxville will host Trails to Treasures from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Take a from the Bronxville Women’s Club (135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville) and tour select homes, where vendors will be offering food tastings in addition to selling their good. Visit jlbtrailstotreasures.weebly.com/ for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Trolley will begin running for the season at The Tuckahoe Community Center/Library. Visit tuckahoe.com/home/news/trolley-will-begin-running-may-6-2016-0 for more information.
  • Life coach Robbin Sweeney will host a discussion about aging with joy and dignity, offering ideas on how to grow older with a sense of purpose as part of Westchester County’s Mall Walk program. The discussion will take place at 9 a.m. at The Westchester in White Plains at the Level One E-Bar in Nordstrom’s. Visit westchestergov.com/parks for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Kentucky Derby Party. Watch the 142nd running of the race with music, refreshments, prizes and more. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.

    Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby

  • 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.
  • Students from the Hoff-Barthelson Music School will host a JazzJam Workshop for middle and high school students at the Scarsdale Library (54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) from 2-4 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host a Mother’s Day Mother-Daughter Tea Party in two seatings (1 and 3:30 p.m.). Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Greenburgh Nature Center and Riverkeeper will team up to conduct a Bronx River Shoreline Trailway Cleanup from 9:15 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should meet at the Scarsdale Train Station. Visit riverkeeper.org/sweep for more information.
  • The Bronxville Farmer’s Market kicks off its season at 8:30 a.m. at Stone Place and Paxton Avenue (Bronxville). Visit bronxvillefarmersmarket.com for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • 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. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.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.
  • 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.

    New York Chamber Choir

    New York Chamber Choir

  • The New York Chamber Choir will perform at Concordia College’s Sommer Center (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 4 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu 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.