Chappaqua's HamletHub Wed, 27 Oct 2021 03:22:27 -0400 A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE ON Stage! at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center


A present the whole family can enjoy!  Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas and features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. After the final bow the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing traditional Christmas songs and carols. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!

The show is 90 minutes including intermission.

Tickets and VIP packages on general sale starting 
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM  

Please review covid policy at time of purchase.

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National Drug-Take Back Day Tomorrow: Dispose Unused Medications in Valhalla

On October 23rd, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) will provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications at the Household Hazardous-Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) in Valhalla by appointment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents who cannot make it to the DEF event on October 23 can safely dispose of their unwanted medications at many convenient police department drop-off locations throughout the year. Additionally, DEF accepts medications by appointment on the first Tuesday of each month at the H-MRF. Schedule an appointment or contact the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 or 211. The County also has installed locked and secured collection boxes at 38 police department headquarters throughout Westchester, where medications can be dropped off (most are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week). 

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Chappaqua Schools Foundation Food Truck Fundraiser on October 25

CSF Food Truck Fundraiser on Monday, October 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Bell Middle School

Seven delicious food trucks are rolling into the lower parking lot of the Bell Middle School on Monday, October 25th. Picnic on site with friends and family.

Featured trucks include Bona Bona Ice Cream, Eddie’s Churros and Empanadas, Graziella’s Italian, Gyro Uno Greek, Poke Motion, Walter’s Hot Dogs, and Westchester Burger. Proceeds benefit the Chappaqua School Foundation.

Purchase tickets HERE.


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League of Women Voters of New Castle Holds Candidates Forum on October 21

Become an Educated Voter! Attend or watch The League of Women Voters of New Castle 2021 New Castle Town Board Candidates Forum

On October 21, 2021 at 7 pm, LWVNC will host a virtual Candidates Forum for the upcoming New Castle Town Board election. All candidates for Town Supervisor and Town Board who appear on the ballot have been invited to attend. To register for the forum on Zoom, use this link. The forum will also be streamed live on NCCMC’s YouTube channel and will replay on YouTube, Vimeo and Cable TV.

LWVNC invites the public to submit questions for the Candidates Forum to ensure that topics of interest to residents are covered. All questions for the Candidates Forum must be submitted in advance using this form. The LWVNC will compile the questions for the moderator to ask during the virtual forum. As time is limited, questions that are similar or duplicative will be combined and topics that are of interest to multiple residents will be prioritized. Questions must be submitted by noon on Monday, October 18 to allow time for compilation. Questions will not be taken during the live Zoom or on YouTube.

]]> (League of Women Voters of New Castle ) Politics Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:39:24 -0400
Annual Ragamuffin Parade & Carnival in Chappaqua on Sunday!

Ragamuffin Parade & Carnival will take place at the Chappaqua Train Station on Sunday, October 17.

The Carnival begins at noon and includes rides, food and music. The Parade starts at 3:30pm.

Learn more here.

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Last Day for Take It or Leave It Donations is October 23!

Take It or Leave It shed is open tomorrow, Saturday, October 16. 

The last day to donate items to Take It or Leave It will be Saturday, October 23!  TIOLI will be open on October 30 for shopping but will not accept any donations, then will close for the season. Re-opening is planned for April 2022.

The Take It Or Leave It Shed (TIOLI) is a reusable item “shop” managed by town volunteers.  No money is involved – everything is free.  TIOLI is open for the season (weather permitting) Saturdays through October, and is located at the train station.  Location: 1st left after you enter the station parking area from South Greeley Avenue.

Learn more here.

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Watch Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween at Kensico Dam Plaza on Friday!


 Pumpkin spice season brings an expanded drive-in movie line up to Westchester County Parks as Screenings Under the Stars, sponsored by White Plains Hospital, continues at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla and Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Through the generosity of our partner, White Plains Hospital, we are delighted to extend the popular family-friendly, drive-in movie program into sweater weather. I am grateful for the support of our partners who make such programming a reality for the families of Westchester.”

Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “There’s no better way to spend a crisp, fall night than watching a fun Halloween movie with family and friends on the big screen. Thank you to our dedicated staff for making this event possible.”

All movies will be held on Friday night after dark:

October 15 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween PG (2018) at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

October 22 Hocus Pocus PG (1993) at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., movies at dusk. Event is rain or shine.

All movies will be ticketed-admission events, with purchase available by online pre-sale only.

 Tickets go on sale for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween today, Wednesday, October 6, at 2 p.m. online here

Tickets go on sale for Hocus Pocus Wednesday, October 13, at 2 p.m. online at here

Tickets are $25 per car and there will be limited capacity following distancing protocols.

White Plains Hospital’s Screenings under the Stars is presented by Westchester County Parks and Sharc Creative with Westchester Parks Foundation, and support from Westchester Talk Radio, 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, Hamlethub, Iona College, Palisades Mazda/The Premier Collection, Robison, LLP, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Holtec International, Inspiria Outdoor Advertising, and Westchester Magazine.

The ticket link will be listed at

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FREE Community Event in Peekskill, NY!

There is a FREE community event, this Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8 pm at the Paramount Hudson Valley and everyone who reads this article is welcome to attend!

Motherland Featuring Eva Sita is comparable to a live Broadway show, where the main character is the audience being transported into a fantasy world, while discovering a completely different way of life and celebrating West African culture through our American lens.

This storytelling show will appeal to all senses and all ages! There are sound effects, graphic designs and visuals on the surrounding screens, illustrating the story while providing background for the performance.

The audience will be taken on a journey through different countries via a wide musical repertoire, which will range from original compositions, African Standards, to famous songs covered with a modern twist.

The community is encouraged to come out and enjoy this FREE interactive musical experience, using their imagination.  Expect to be clapping and singing while enjoying a live-band and immersive dancing.

Contact the box office by phone at 914-739-0039 or email to reserve your FREE Tickets!  Feel free to reach out to me directly at if you prefer, and I will ensure you are placed on the list!

For more information about Eva Sita (pronounced Ava Sita) listen to the music and visit her website here.

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St. Patrick's Carnival October 12-17 in Bedford Village

A Bedford classic is BACK - St. Patrick's Annual Carnival will take place October 12-17

This year we will celebrate the 46th carnival.  This fun activity has raised much-needed funds for our parish community while entertaining thousands of people from Bedford and the region.  To ensure that the carnival continues to achieve these goals for another 40 years new volunteers are needed every year.  Please come forward and join the fun! The carnival is really a wonderful community event that is loved by our children. This year we are in need of individuals that would be willing to work as carnival committee members for both this carnival and future carnivals. 

Tuesday, Oct 12 from 6:30-10 pm
Wednesday, Oct 13 from 6:30-10 pm
Thursday, Oct 14 from 6:30-10 pm
Friday, Oct 15 from 6:30-11 pm
Saturday, Oct 16  from 2-10:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 17 from 1-5 pm

Questions? Carnival co-chairs Biagio & Kathy Mignone are reachable at

For more information and volunteer opportunities, click here.

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Beginning October 24, 2021 Mandatory 10 Digit Dialing New York begins for 914 Area Codes

Beginning October 24, 2021, you must dial 10 digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. If you get this recording, you must hang up and dial again using the area code with the 7-digit telephone number.

How does this affect providers of PSAP services and equipment?
All local calls in the 516, 607, 716, 845 and 914 area codes that are currently dialed with 7 digits will need to be dialed using area code + telephone number. All PSAP equipment, such as speed dialers and call forwarding equipment with a number from the 516, 607, 716, 845 and 914 area codes and programmed to dial only 7 digits must be updated or reprogrammed to dial 10 digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls in the 516, 607, 716, 845 and 914 area codes. Such updates or reprogramming must occur by October 24, 2021. And on and after October 24, 2021, 7-digit calls may not be completed.

What other changes need to be made?
In addition to changing your dialing patterns, all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment that are programmed to complete local calls using only 7-digit numbers will need to be reprogrammed to complete calls to 10-digit numbers.

Some examples are:
• life safety systems or medical monitoring devices
• PBXs
• fax machines
• Internet dial-up numbers
• fire or burglar alarm and security systems or gates
• speed dialers
• mobile or other wireless phone contact lists
• call forwarding settings
• voicemail services, and other similar functions

Be sure to check your website, personal and business stationery, advertising materials, personal and business checks, contact information, your personal or pet ID tags, and other such items to ensure the area code is included.

What will remain the same?
• Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change
• The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the dialing change
• What is a local call now will remain a local call regardless of the number of digits dialed
• You will continue to dial 1+ the area code + telephone number for all long-distance calls
• You will continue to dial a prefix when dialing from a multi-line telephone system (i.e., in a hotel, office
building, etc.) as required
• You can still dial just 3 digits to reach 711 (relay services) and 911 (emergency services)
• If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, or 811 are currently available in your community, continue to dial these
codes with just 3 digits
• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can still be reached by dialing 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) even
after the 988 code is in effect

When can I begin dialing 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline?
Beginning July 16, 2022, dialing “988” will route your call to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022.

Still have questions?
911 State/County Coordinators and PSAPs with questions about the change to the dialing procedure should contact their local service provider or send an email to For additional information, visit the NANPA website and the FCC website.

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Starting Today Westchester County Department of Health will be holding Pfizer vaccine booster clinics

Beginning today, Wednesday, October 6, the Westchester County Department of Health will be holding Pfizer vaccine booster clinics, by appointment only, every Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at 134 Court Street in White Plains.

To be eligible to receive a Pfizer booster dose at one of our clinics, you must have completed your original Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago and you must fall into one of the following categories:

To schedule an appointment, click here

Please be advised that at the current time, only the Pfizer booster has been approved by the FDA for most populations. The Westchester Health Department is waiting for approval of the Moderna booster before it will schedule appointments for those who received the Moderna shots initially. You cannot “mix and match” the vaccines and boosters, so Moderna recipients must wait until the appropriate booster is available. I will keep you updated about this ongoing situation.


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Westchester to Kick Off Italian-American Heritage Month Tomorrow at Kensico Dam Plaza

To commemorate Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, which is celebrated to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States, a flag raising ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 3:15 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza. The heritage month is in October to coincide with Columbus Day, the American national holiday traditionally celebrated on the second Monday in October.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Many Italians-American residents live in Westchester County because this is where their ancestors chose to settle down and work hard to provide for their families, dating all the way back to the early 1900s at Kensico Dam as it was built by Italian immigrant masons with stone quarried from the adjacent Cranberry Lake Preserve. I feel especially close to this part of our history as my great-grandparents were part of that migrate wave, from Benevento, Italy. Raising the Italian flag at Kensico Dam Plaza is a reminder of the important role Italians had in making Westchester what it is today.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Kensico Dam Plaza is home to where we celebrate many of the cultures that make up Westchester County. Having the Italian flag here for October representing Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month is just one way parks can help honor the diversity of Westchester.

Italian-American Heritage Month celebrates the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans with Italian lineage. 

Tuesday, October 5

3:15 p.m.

Kensico Dam Plaza

1 Bronx River Parkway

Valhalla, NY 10595

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Orchestra 914 presents a Flute, Clarinet and Cello Trio Concert on October 17

Orchestra 914 is pleased to present a Flute, Clarinet and Cello Trio Concert on Sunday, October 17 at  3 pm at St John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Avenue in Pleasantville, NY. 
The Trio features Rebecca Quigley on flute, Jarrett Hoffman on clarinet and Zachary May on cello for an afternoon of mixed wind and string trios. Works will include Francois Devienne’s “Trio in Bb,”  “Seclusive Song” by Swedish Cellist Svante Henryson (b. 1963), and Emily Horton’s “Trio” (2019). The program will conclude with Australian composer Harry Sdraulig’s “Serenade” (2019), and a complete performance of American composer Brian Raphael Nabors’ (b. 1991) work “Seven Dances for Flute, Clarinet & Cello. Composer and pianist Brian Nabors’ Seven Dances is a complex piece consisting of seven contrasting miniatures representing various styles of dance and music, including tango, foxtrot and hip-hop.

Brian Raphael Nabors is a composer whose emotionally enriching music presents exciting narratives through its vibrant themes and colorful harmonic language. With an eclectic musical palate and crafty compositional technique, Nabors’ music draws from combinations of Jazz Funk, R&B, and Gospel with a modern flair for contemporary classical music. Nabors grew up in the South, and much of his music deals with new reflections on life, nature and the human condition. 
This includes how music plays a role in shaping the perception of a society, and how it can be used as a tool to inspire conversations about prejudice, racism and bigotry.  Nabors earned both a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degree in Composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), and prior to graduate studies he earned a Bachelor of Music Theory & Composition degree from the School of the Arts at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. 
Orchestra 914, formerly The Chappaqua Orchestra, seeks to expand the classical music experience for diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley through creative, educational, and community programming with the highest level of artistic integrity.  In 1958, Boris Koutzen created The Chappaqua Orchestra in an effort to bring high quality classical music to Northern Westchester. Over the years, TCO has had many incarnations, from a mix of professions and amateurs, to what is now a fully professional orchestra. 
Orchestra 914 is now officially based in Pleasantville, NY, and has recently appointed Russell Ger as its new Musical Director, as part of its goal to widen its geographic scope and to bring an inclusive and unexpected array of live classical music to audiences throughout Westchester, helping to build a community of music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.  Cynthia Peterson, a professional pianist and performer, and long- time resident of the Hudson Valley currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Orchestra 914 Chamber Music Series.

The suggested donation is $30 at the door (accept cash, check, paypal).  Audience members attending Orchestra 914 concerts will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a face-covering indoors in accordance with current CDC guidelines.


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Spooktacular Saturday at Westchester Children's Museum on Saturday, October 30

Get your costume on and visit the Museum for a Spooktacular Saturday! We have planned a fun-filled day of creepy-crawly activities!

10:30 - spooky storytime, good for all ages

11:00am - Costume Parade, show us your style and creativity! good for all ages

11:30am - Pumpkins and Potions with Doc Harmon 

Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? How about made a magic potion that sets off a chemical reaction?! Today, you’ll do both! Doc Harmon will show us the famous elephant toothpaste experiment, then help us do a fizzy experiment inside our just-carved pumpkins! Pumpkins and Potions with Doc Harmon is recommended for children 8+. Pumpkins and Potions is free for members and $5 for non members

Visit to learn more 

Recommended ages 8+

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Brandi Burkhardt, Julian Decker and more to Lead New York Premiere of new Andrew Lloyd Webber show at WPPAC

New York Premiere of new Andrew Lloyd Webber show at White Plains Performing Arts Center October 8-24 

Cast Announced for MASQUERADE: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce the cast for its upcoming Mainstage production of Masquerade: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, playing October 8-24.
The cast of MASQUERADE features the talents of Brandi Burkhardt* (Hart of Dixie, A Tale of Two Cities), Aaron Richard Burt, Julian Decker* (Sunset Boulevard, Les Mis), Andrew Foote* (Jekyll & Hyde), Rebecca Kuznick* (Sistas), Shannon Rakow, Emily Royer and Cartreze Tucker (The Color Purple, Motown).
MASQUERADE is Directed and Choreographed by Antoniette DiPietropolo with Music Direction by Stephen Ferri. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Matt Guminski, Sound Design by Don Hanna, Projections by Kevan Loney, Costumes by Antonio Consuegra, Stage Managed by T. Rick Jones. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn, Don Black, T.S. Eliot, Christopher Hampton, Charles Hart, Tim Rice, Glenn Slater, Jim Steinman, Richard Stilgoe & David Zippel. Produced in association with THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LTD.
"There are no words to describe the energy and excitement of putting this show together. After a year and half of not being able to do live theatre, this show allows us to deliver a performance that will not only be memorable but the perfect way to welcome audiences back to the theatre.” says Executive Producer Stephen Ferri. 
One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in MASQUERADE!  This New York Premiere features stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work.  A funny and warm musical portrait and a concert for the theater, offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of such smash hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and many more.  You’ll hear new and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs and rediscovered gems.
MASQUERADE will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, October 8 8pm; Saturday, October 9 8pm; Sunday, October 10 2pm; Thursday, October 14 2pm; Friday, October 15 8pm; Saturday, October 16 8pm; Sunday, October 17 2pm; Thursday, October 21 2pm; Friday, October 22 8pm; Saturday, October 23 8pm; Sunday, October 24 2pm.
The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro-North Station.
For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact
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