There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays, So Enjoy Everything In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

As the holiday season continues, remember that there are plenty of ways to celebrate 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 White Plains History Roundtable will celebrate the grand opening of the new local history room at the White Plains Library (100 Martine Avenue, White Plains) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit documenting the suffrage movement in Westchester while Nate Levin will discuss the historical narratives surrounding the movement. Visit whiteplainslibrary.org for more information.
  • Eastchester’s 8th annual Green Medallion Award Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Broken Bow Brewery (173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe). The Eastchester Environmental Committee will be honoring Thomas Andruss and Crestwood Shoe Repair. Visit greeneastchester.com 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 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 for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Little Beehive Holiday Market will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle Train Station (1 Penn Central Railroad Plaza, New Rochelle). There will be local vendors on hand for the city’s new holiday outdoor market. Visit newrochelledowntown.com for more information.
  • The GospelKnights Winter Concert will take place at Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) at 7:30 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will host the 29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session from 6-8 p.m. Students will present posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The college’s theatre program will also present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Love and Squalor, the school’s literary magazine, will host Nicole Cooley for a reading between 7-10 p.m. Finally, the Hamm & Clov Stage Company will present the Labyrinth Dance Theater’s Production of NOOR at the Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 8 p.m. It is the story of a young female pacifist named Noor who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. She was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Bronx Opera Company will perform arias and seasonal favorites in a 7 p.m. concert at The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon). Contact David Osborn at 914-667-4116 for more information.
  • The White Plains High Winter Concert, featuring the orchestra and the band, will take place at the High School (550 North Street, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will kick off its Toys For Tots weekend from 5-7 p.m. The festivities will continue from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Take photos with Santa, take candlelight tours of the historic home and remember to bring an unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots. Visit thomaspainecottage.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the film “My Hero Brother”, the story of a group of

    My Hero Brother

    young people with Down Syndrome embarking on a trip through the Indian Himalayas, at 10:30 a.m. Visit jccmw.org for more information.

  • The After Dark Book Club will meet at The Pelham Library (530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham) to discuss “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore at 7:30 p.m. Visit pelhamlibrary.org for more information.

 FRIDAY

  • The Scarsdale Library will host its Black, White and Read All Over Casino Night at The Fenway Golf Club (384 Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit The Campaign for the Scarsdale Public Library.
  • The Scarsdale Library will continue its Golden Age on the Silver Screen movie with a 1:45-p.m. showing of “Cocoon”, the 1985 film directed by Ron Howard. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • The Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League will face the Texas Legends in a 7-p.m. contest at The

    Harry Truman

    Westchester County Center in White Plains. Visit westchester.gleague.nba.com/ for more information.

  • The Westchester Jewish Community Service Holiday Party will take place at Dave & Busters (881 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit wjcs.com for more information.
  • Jazz pianist Dinah Vero will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com for more information.
  • The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) will present “Harry S. Truman and Latin America” at 2 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.
  • The Archbishop Stepinac High School Theatre Company (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will present “Newsies” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit stepinac.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, will host a holiday breakfast from 9-11 a.m. at Scarsdale High (1057 Post Road, Scarsdale) for all pre-K through 4th-grade youngsters. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Visit scarsdale.com/207/Parks-Recreation-Conservation for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host harpist Alyssa Reit and Peter Reit on French horn as they perform holiday music classics from 1-3:30 p.m. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Music Series will continue at The Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains) at 7:30 p.m. Garnet Rogers is scheduled to perform. Visit walkaboutclearwater.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host a Candlelight Tour and Victorian Carolers from 6-8 p.m. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Playgroup Theatre (1 North Broadway, White Plains) will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit playgroup.org for more information.
  • The Music Conservatory of Westchester (216 Central Avenue, White Plains) will host Performathon 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Conservatory Development Manager, Aishling Quinn at aishling@musiced.org or call (914) 761-3900, ext. 113, for more information.
  • Children’s author Sandra L. Richards will read from her debut book, Rice and Rocks, at Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) at 4 p.m. Visit https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304?view= for more information.
  • Avalon Rose will perform at Growlers Beer Bistro (25 Main Street, Tuckahoe) at 9:30 p.m. Visit growlersbeerbistro.com for more information.
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1 Mead Way, Bronxville) will present “A Bright Room Called Day”, a play about German artists and intellectuals during the Third Reich’s infancy, at 7 p.m. Visit sarahlawrence.edu for more information.
  • Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent, will perform at The Westchester County Center in White Plains at 8 p.m. Visit counytcenter.biz for more information.
  • The White Plains High School PTA will host its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at White Plains High School (550 North Street, White Plains). Visit whiteplainspublicschools.org/domain/184 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 Poet’s Corner (570 Main Street, New Rochelle) will host a Holiday Craft Sculpture Workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Call 914-235-4551 for more information.
  • Comedian Mike Burton will perform at Rockwell’s (105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) at 9:30 p.m. Visit rockwellsusa.net for more information.
  • New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will perform as part of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra at The Community Unitarian Universalist Church (468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains) at 7 p.m. Visit hbms.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host the Hugh A. Doyle Holiday Luncheon at The Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle) from 1-4 p.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Jimmy Moore Holiday Show will take place at The Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 2-3 p.m. Visit bronxvillelibrary.org for more information.

 SUNDAY

  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will present The New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Movie, along with live performances, at 3 p.m. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The AIA of Westchester Hudson Valley will present The Archeology of Central Park at The Scarsdale Library (54

    The Manhattan Brass Quintet

    Olmstead Road, Scarsdale) at 2 p.m. Visit scarsdalelibrary.org for more information.

  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host The Manhattan Brass Quintet, sponsored by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, as they perform a 1 p.m. holiday concert. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Westchester Toy and Train Show will take place at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit westchestertoytrain.com for more information.
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester (Three Renaissance Square, White Plains) will host a lavish buffet breakfast with Santa between 9-10 a.m. Visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester/hotel-overview/calendar for more information.
  • The Hitchcock Presbyterian Church (6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale) will host the 12th annual Community-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting from 4-5 p.m. Visit hitchcockpresby.org for more information.
  • The Beth-El Synagogue Center (1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit bethelnr.org/blooddrive for more information.
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (95 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle) will host “SHOUT FOR JOY! A Christmas Concert to Make the Heart Sing” at 4 p.m. Visit www.breanettaproductions.com for more information.
  • Historian Barbara Davis will give a presentation on “Recruit Week” and New Rochelle’s other unique roles in World War I at the New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) from 2-3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester) will host its Library book Festival from 2-4 p.m. Join local Westchester authors as they sign copies of their books. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
  • The Church of St. Joseph (15 Cedar Street, Bronxville) will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) from 3-5 p.m. Visit saintjosephsbronxville.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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Corks, Forks, Jazz and Casablanca This Weekend In The 88th Assembly District

Dear friends and neighbors,

What a jam-packed weekend we have on tap in the 88th Assembly District. There are movies, meetings, lectures, dinners, the White Plains Jazz Fest and much more taking place in our cities, towns and villages.

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 that you’d like me to include in the coming weeks, send the information to Paulina@NYAssembly.gov.

THURSDAY

  • 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 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 Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale) will host speaker Dr. Jane Gerber as part of The Women of Reform Judaism Fall Dinner at 6 p.m. Visit wrtemple.org for more information.
  • Concordia College (171 White Plains Road, Bronxville) will host a screening of the Humphrey Bogart classic “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Visit concordia-ny.edu for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Ray Blue Quartet, a Peekskill-based jazz ensemble from 7:30-9:30 p.m. followed by Jazz Jam as part of the 2017 White Plains JazzFest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The JCC of Mid-Westchester (999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale) will show the films “Breakfast at Ina’s” and “The Last Blintz” from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Westchester native Kent Patterson will discuss his book “Images of America: Westchester County Airport” at the Bronxville Library (201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville) from 7-8 p.m. 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 Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Road, Scarsdale) will host “From the Branch to the Bottle”, a presentation and sampling of olive oils by the Twisted Branch Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room. Visit scarsdalewomansclub.org for more information.
  • The Woman’s Club of White Plains (305 Ridgeway, White Plains) will be hosting “Corks & Forks”, an evening of wine tasting, specialty cocktails and tastings of foods donated, prepared, and served by local restaurants, at 7 p.m. Visit womansclubofwhiteplains.org for more information.
  • ArtsWestchester (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) will host The Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano Sextet at 8 p.m. as part of the White Plains Jazz Fest. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of New Rochelle will host “Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day” from noon-3 p.m. at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center (94 Davis Avenue, New Rochelle). There will be food, a DJ and more. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Pelham Art Center (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham) will host an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. for the exhibit entitled “The Children’s Hour”. Artists Randy Bolton, Holland Cunningham, Cristina Grassi, Elizabeth Holtry, Scott Hunt, Leslie Lerner, Dennis Masback and Andrew Shears will be on hand. Visit nrca.org for more information.

    Luiz Aragon

  • Jazz pianist Jon Wiess will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7-10 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) invites women living or working in Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains to its semiannual Sip & Swirl events for interested new members at Wayside Cottage on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Visit jlcentralwestchester.org for more information.
  • The City of White Plains will host its “Back to School Video Dance Party” for teens at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is for middle schoolers. No parents allowed. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle League of Women Voters will host a “Coffee and Conversation” with New Rochelle Department of Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon from 9:30-11 a.m. at the New Rochelle Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle). Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • Larisa Schuckle, a field educator with the Ethical Choices Program Educating for a Better World, will discuss the connection between diet and health at The Tuckahoe Library (71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe) at 4 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org for more information.

 SATURDAY

  • The New Rochelle Grand Market Downtown will take place at 1 Library Plaza at 9 a.m. The market, which will remain open until 2 p.m., will feature fresh produce, baked goods, honey, crafts and more. Visit newrochelledowntown.com 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 Lincoln Park Community Garden (Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle) will host Yoga in the Garden with Yogi Ashley at 10 a.m. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The St. Paul’s Church and National Historic Site (897 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon) will host author Stephen Jaffe at 1 p.m. as he discusses the history of New York City and its surrounding communities during World War I. Visit nps.gov/sapa for more information.
  • The Picture House (175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham) will host the 6th annual Picnic in the Park with a 6 p.m. showing of “Battle of the Sexes”. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. The film will be followed by a picnic in the park across the street from the theater. Visit thepicturehouse.org for more information.
  • The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park) will host its historical fiction book club “Literary Elevenses” from 10-11:30 a.m. There will be tea and snacks. Visit bartowpellmansionmuseum.org for more information.
  • The Thomas Paine Cottage (20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle) will host a special Community Day event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and its impact on New Rochelle. Visit newrochelleny.com for more information.
  • The Peter Hand Trio will perform at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Visit alvinandfriends.com for more information.
  • Selichot Service at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale) will screen and discuss the Tom Hanks film “A Hologram for a King” at 7 p.m. followed by dessert and a Selichot service. Visit sstte.org for more information.
  • Shaarei Tikvah (40 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale) will host special guest speaker Ruth Messinger, the former president of the American Jewish World Service and Manhattan Borough President, for a powerful evening of learning, introspection, and conversation at 8:30 p.m. Visit shaareitikvah.org for more information.
  • The Paquito D’Rivera Quintet will perform at The White Plains Performing Arts Center (11 City Place, White Plains) at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest. D’Rivera is a 14-time Grammy winner. Visit artswestchester.org
  • The City of White Plains Wellness Week Festival will take place at Tibbits Park (North Broadway and Lake Street from noon-4 p.m. Visit ww.cityofwhiteplains.com for more information.
  • The Great White Plains Campout will take place at Delfino Park (110 Lake Street, White Plains) from 2 p.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. Activities include nature workshops, kayaking, games, magic show, outdoor movie, a campfire, ghost stories, and leisure fun under the stars. Visit cityofwhiteplains.com 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 Eastchester Farmer’s Market will take place in the parking lot of Country Markets of Westchester (344 White Plains Road, Eastchester) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will run through mid-October. Visit facebook.com/EastchesterFarmersMarket for more information.
  • Bicycle Sundays return to the Bronx River Parkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The 13.1 mile loop will be open to bikers and closed to car traffic. Visit westchestergov.com for more information.
  • The New Rochelle Opera will present “Leonard Bernstein & Friends” at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium (715 North Avenue, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nropera.org for more information.

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Barnes & Noble (680 Post Road, Scarsdale) will host a “Local Author’s Festival” from noon- 4 p.m. More than 30 local authors will have an opportunity to discuss and promote their published books. The bookseller will also host author Barbara Santarelli, who penned “Everything I Ever Wanted” for a discussion at 2 p.m. Call 914-472-0689 for more information.
  • The Angels in the Chamber Ensemble will perform at The New Rochelle Public Library (1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle) at 3 p.m. Visit nrpl.org for more information.
  • The 2017 White Plains Jazz Fest concludes with an all-day concert on the Jazz Fest Main Stage on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. The SUNY Purchase Jazz All-Stars, The Kenny Lee All-Stars, The Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet, Sage and Donald Harrison are all scheduled to perform beginning at noon. Visit artswestchester.org for more information.
  • The Eastchester Town Wide Yard Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester). Visit eastchester.org for more information.
  • The Hutchinson River Restoration Project will host its annual cleanup of the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Shore Road and City Island Road in the Bronx. Volunteers will launch from canoes to help clean and restore the banks of the Hutchinson River, including Pelham Bay Park. Visit eventbrite.com/e/thomas-pell-wildlife-sanctuary-clean-up-tickets-36926519213 for more information.

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