Chappaqua's HamletHub Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:49:43 -0500 Chappaqua's Holiday Stroll is back this Saturday!

It’s the most magical time of year again and the annual Holiday Stroll is back! Christmas comes alive in our charming hamlet and this is the perfect time for families to enjoy a festive day in downtown Chappaqua. 

This year's Holiday stroll will feature a meet and greet with Santa Claus bringing cheer to all and posing for pictures with little ones from 2 to 4pm. 

Experience a live ice sculpting presentation in front of Desires By Mikolay at 3 pm, where you can watch master carvers create two holiday themed carvings out of giant blocks of ice using nothing but chainsaws. This is a decade long tradition you have to see for yourself!

Festivities continue at 4:30pm at the New Castle Historical Society where you can enjoy the sounds of Christmas Carols by Horace Greenly Encords and witness our festive Christmas tree lighting with thousands of twinkling lights.

Enjoy the charm of downtown Chappaqua as you pop into local shops, discover new merchants, checkout the latest fashions, shop local for holiday gifts, and pick up all the necessary essentials this gift-giving season. 

If you are worried about the cold, we got you covered! There will be a complimentary food truck from the Chamber of Commerce serving up Hot Cocoa and apple cider donuts to make sure everyone is warm and toasty.

Chappaqua's Holiday Stroll will be on December 3rd from 2pm - 6pm throughout downtown Chappaqua. 

We hope to see you there!

]]> (Tara Mikolay) Events Mon, 28 Nov 2022 11:47:52 -0500
Winter Wonderland A Very Merry Holiday Show at Chappaqua PAC

Winter Wonderland A Very Merry Holiday Show on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:00AM at Chappaqua PAC

Come celebrate the holiday season with this festive show filled with song and dance, led by none other than the Clauses and their North Pole friends! Plenty of surprises and fun photo opportunities await you in this festive celebration!

Doors open 10:30 a.m. Show 11:00 a.m.

  • ADULTS $15.00
  • CHILDREN $10.00

2022/2023 Children’s Shows Presented by the Town of New Castle



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A Night of Comedy at ChappPAC on Dec. 2

Comedy Night at ChappPAC on Friday, December 2nd at 8:00PM

Join us for a great evening of laughs, some beer or wine and a whole lot of fun! We are planning to make Comedy Night a bi-monthlyh event at ChappPAC (that means every other month). Start December off with a giggle with friends and neighbors.

Click HERE to Purchase General Admission Seats For Comedy Night

Chappaqua PAC is located at 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua

]]> (ChappPAC ) Events Fri, 18 Nov 2022 10:56:00 -0500
Learn About Proposed CCSD Facilities Improvement and School Safety Bond and VOTE on November 29

Everyone living in the Chappaqua Central School District should read up on the proposed CCSD Facilities Improvement and School Safety Bond. You then should VOTE on the two propositions on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 7am-9pm at Horace Greeley High School.

REFERENDUM #1: Infrastructure Repairs and Upgrades – TOTAL COST $33,985,000

Safety & Security
Roof Replacement (all buildings)
Greeley J Bridge (full replacement)  ;
Greeley Fire Alarm System Replacement
Electronic Classroom Door Locking System (K-8 buildings)
Preventative Maintenance and Repair
Paving Projects at Greeley and Westorchard
Electrical Panel/Underground Feeder Cable Replacement (Greeley Gym)
HVAC Repair and Replacement (all buildings)
Playground Resurfacing at Elementary buildings
Light Pole Replacement at Greeley Tennis Court
Auditorium Upgrades at Greeley
Network & Fiber Optics Upgrades (all buildings)
Priority Upgrades to Support Academic and Extracurricular Programming
Air Conditioning in Cafeterias and Gyms (all buildings)
Air Conditioning in L Building at Greeley
Outdoor Bathrooms at Greeley
Storage at Greeley's Athletic Complex
Modified Baseball Field at Seven Bridges
REFERENDUM #2: Single Point of Entrance – TOTAL COST $11,340,000

The second proposal creates a single point of entrance at Horace Greeley High School by redesigning the front entrance and office spaces. This proposal is based on the 2019 recommendations from the CCSD Safety and Security Task Force, as well as recommendations from professional safety audits conducted prior to the pandemic.  
Find out more about the proposed bonds HERE

]]> (Lisa Katz, Supervisor) Politics Fri, 18 Nov 2022 10:53:28 -0500
Rob Mathes Holiday Concert is Back Live and In-Person at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Annual Rob Mathes Holiday Concert is Back Live and In-Person at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
Two Shows December 16 & 17
The annual Rob Mathes Holiday Concert is back live and in-person this year at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Two shows will be presented on Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available through or first and second row seats can be purchased through the concert’s nonprofit beneficiary Food Rescue US - Fairfield County. Rob Mathes is an Emmy award-winning, Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated musician and Greenwich, Connecticut, resident. He is usually the man behind the music, producing albums, arranging and orchestrating, and is a sought-after music director. His annual holiday concert, a holiday tradition in the New York City/Connecticut area for 29 years, is his time to take center stage to the delight of his many fans.
“After two years of COVID, so many are grateful for the return of LIVE music,” said Rob Mathes. “We are desperate for it. I know I am! To be back performing live at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase is a gift. I cannot wait for this year’s concerts! We filmed the Holiday Concert the last two years at a church in Old Greenwich and that was great, but a live audience is EVERYTHING!! The live concert dynamic is so powerful and the audience are half of it. My whole band and choir will be back and we will be rockin’ the house, ringing in the Holiday like nobody’s business!!”
The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert puts a new, intensely musical spin on a holiday concert. Featuring some of NY’s finest musicians, it is an eclectic evening of high-energy pop, jazz, and rhythm and blues, with original holiday songs and many newly arranged classics. They all have a unique Rob Mathes touch on them. Rob’s Dad is a Dylan fan, his Uncle a big band trombonist and his Mother and Aunt play Mozart and Chopin all day. Rob brings together influences from Duke Ellington to Joni Mitchell, from Jeff Beck to Vaughan Williams, and the evening is always quite a musical journey. Joining Rob on stage is his all-star band with a six-piece horn section featuring Jeff Kievit on Trumpet, Will Lee from the Late Show with David Letterman and The Fab Faux on bass, Billy Masters on guitar, Gunnar Olsen on percussion, Rick Knutsen on keyboards, and James "D Train" Williams and Vaneese Thomas, two local legends who sing RnB and Gospel and who have stolen the show for the better part of two decades. Also performing with Rob is a 40 voice choir.
Rob Mathes has had a busy year working on some big projects, one of the most recent being his debut conducting the New York Philharmonic orchestra for the opening of the new David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Joining Rob on stage for the opening gala night’s performance called The Journey, were Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchel, Joaquina Kalukango, Bernadette Peters, Vanessa Williams and the Juilliard School Preparatory Division Chorus. In 2022, Rob also recently worked with Bruce Springsteen, arranging strings and horns on his newest album Only the Strong Survive, which featured a collection of fifteen soul music classics; he also orchestrated Panic at the Disco’s new record Viva Las Vengeance and worked with Sting and Shaggy on their new album titled Com Fly Wid Mi, a compilation of the Frank Sinatra songbook sung in reggae style. 
Rob Mathes' credits are many and also include conducting the orchestrations for new artist Scarypoolparty's debut album The Act of Forgiveness on Hollywood Records, arranging and conducting the orchestra for Weezer's new album OK Human, conducting a live performance of Weezer's record with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, orchestrating the songs for the film of Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights, and also orchestrating Lin's directorial debut Tick, Tick, Boom, written by Jonathan Larson, composer of Rent. Rob worked closely with Hamilton's music producer Alex Lacamoire on both projects, and worked on “Spaces”, a new album by artist Pete Muller. In September 2020, Rob musically directed the first in-person show since the start of the pandemic performed at the Kennedy Center, featuring soprano Renée Fleming and singer Vanessa Williams. He won an Emmy for his long-time musical direction of the Kennedy Center Honors and was nominated for a Tony for his work on Sting’s The Last Ship. 
Over the years, Rob has written orchestrations for a number of artists all over the stylistic spectrum, from Elton JohnTony BennettLou Reed, and Mavis Staples to Jay ZLenny KravitzMary J. Blige, and Beck, from Aretha FranklinMariah CareyHarry Connick Jr., and Fall Out Boy, to work with classical artists such as Renée FlemingBryn TerfelDeborah Voigt, and Yo-Yo Ma. His arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner for the 2013 Super Bowl for Renée Fleming and the New Jersey Symphony was published by Hal Leonard and his arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven for the band Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson), performed at the Kennedy Center Honors, led to him being asked by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to testify at the trial over the song’s publishing rights, which they won. 
This year's concert benefits the nonprofit Food Rescue US - Fairfield County, which uses its proprietary online and app technology as a platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from local businesses and restaurants to social service agencies that feed the food insecure. Food Rescue US - Fairfield County has provided 30+ million meals to individuals who are food insecure in our community while keeping 41+ million pounds of excess food out of landfills.
“I really can’t wait to be back on stage at The Performing Arts Center,” noted Rob Mathes. “It is my ‘home away from home.’ For myself and my incredibly loyal fans, all of whom are family at this point, the Holiday Concert helps kick-off the holiday season. Many have said to me, ‘it isn’t the holidays without your concert,’ That means so much to me and I don’t take it lightly. We’ll be bringing our all to the PepsiCo Theater at The Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday nights.”
To purchase tickets for the Rob Mathes Holiday Concert, visit To purchase premium front row seats that come with a VIP meet-and-greet with the band after the show, visit Food Rescue US - Fairfield County. To learn more about Rob Mathes, visit robmathes.comFacebook, and Twitter @RobMathesMusic and Instagram and
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC), is a four theatre complex located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, and is the major professional, nonprofit arts presenter in the southeastern New York and southwestern Connecticut region. For more than 40 years, The PAC has been the hub of a creative community that brings together internally acclaimed artists and rising stars, creative practitioners, civic and academic leaders, community activists, and an inspirational array of loyal volunteers and friends who recognize the power of investing in the performing arts to spark creativity and connection.
To learn more about The PAC, visit or on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @purchasepac.


]]> (Jenifer Howard) Events Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:37:50 -0500
Chappaqua's Annual Trick or Treat event is this Friday!

Chappaqua's Annual Trick or Treat event will take place on Friday, October 28 between 12-5! Dress in your Halloween finest and stop into Chappaqua's amazing BOOtiques!


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The Master Networks Tri-State Region Community Council Hosts a Business Expo in support of local charities on October 27

Business Expo and Networking event: – Thursday, October 27th, at Mulino’s Restaurant at Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains RD, Eastchester, NY - Multi-state networking organization, Master Networks Tri-State Region, invites entrepreneurs, business people, and the community to attend their Business Expo and networking event.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Community Council fund which provides grants to local charities.  

Join us on the 27th and Network with people from all over the tri-state region while you help make a difference in your community. Visit our vendors in Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage, Fashion, Insurance, Real Estate, and more. Find out more about over 20 local businesses that will be featured and get a jump start on holiday shopping. Take your chances on the Tricky Tray auction and enjoy light fare and a cash bar. There is so much to take advantage of, don’t miss out.
Pre-register online at Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door (cash and check only).
We are also collecting new or gently used coats to be distributed to shelter organizations in our area. Please help us care for our community as the winter weather approaches.  
About the Master Networks Tri-State Region Community Council
The work of the Community Council is to serve as a resource for raising awareness, volunteers, and grants for local non-profits that Master Networks members hold dear. Its strength lies in
the breadth and depth of all of the businesses in the regional community.
Tina Campbell, Head of the Master Networks Eastern Territory, launched the Community Council to enhance the organization’s mission of “building a group of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are learning-based and community-minded.” Her vision was to bring together member experts and volunteers with a passion for community outreach and create a grassroots effort to connect with those in need.
Master Networks hosts a variety of events throughout the year, each of which has a community support component. This includes helping to raise money for the Grant Fund which is administered by the Rockland Community Foundation.
For more information, visit

Instagram: @networkingny

]]> (Master Networks) Charities Fri, 21 Oct 2022 09:46:40 -0400
Information for New Castle Voters!

Election Day is November 8th

On November 8th, there is a local election for our Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, State Senator, State Assemblyman and one New Castle Town Board member, among others.

Please make sure you are registered to vote. DO IT TODAY!

Friday, October 14th - Voter Registration Deadline.  We've got many great new families in Town! If you aren't yet registered to vote in New Castle, make sure to change your registration! You can find the form here

Monday, October 24th - Absentee Ballot Registration Deadline.  This is the last day for the Board of Elections to receive any APPLICATION, letter, fax, email, or online portal request for an absentee ballot for the November election. You can find more information and registration options here. Don't forget that your children in college can vote by absentee ballot!

And save the date for the candidate forums/debates (see the image in this post)

]]> (Supervisor Lisa Katz) Politics Fri, 07 Oct 2022 12:11:19 -0400
Support Chappaqua Merchants, Donate Candy for Trick-or-Treating!

Our merchants are always so incredibly generous when it comes to donating merchandise for fundraisers, sponsoring sport teams and so much more. Trick or treating in downtown is a wonderful community tradition but the cost of the candy for the merchants can average around $500!

So many people have asked for small ways to support the merchants, well here's a way: The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce has set up collection bins by the police station for those who want to donate a bag (or more!) of candy for this community event.

The candy will be distributed equally to participating businesses to help offset the cost to the merchants.

You can bring your donation to Town Hall (where there is a donation box).

]]> (Supervisor Lisa Katz) Life Fri, 07 Oct 2022 12:03:14 -0400
Playwriting for Kids in Mount Kisco

Join Let's Make a Play for playwriting for kids in Mount Kisco with Women Unite.

Starting on October 3rd from 4:00pm - 5:30pm, kids in grades 3-6 will learn how to go from idea to a completed play in 9 weeks in a fun, engaging, and creative environment. Improv, shared readings, and a lot of writing!

Located at the Tea House in Leonard Park, Mount Kisco. Come for one, a few, or all 9 classes. Sign up at

]]> (Let's Make a Play) Events Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:46:28 -0400
Chappaqua and Millwood Fire Departments Host Open House Events on Sunday, October 2

Fire Departments Host Open House on Sunday, October 2nd

Chappaqua Fire Department (491 King Street) from 9am to 2pm

* Fire Trucks

* Smoke Simulator

* Water Hose

Millwood Volunteer Fire Department (100 Millwood Road) from 1 to 4pm

  • Meet the Firefighters 
  • Ride in a Real Fire Truck
  • Practice Using a Fire Hose
  • Learn About Firefighting Gear
  • Tour the Firehouse
  • Watch the Firefighters in Action

Learn more here.



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Electric Car Show in Chappaqua on Saturday, October 1

Join the Sustainability Advisory Board at the Chappaqua Farmers Marking during National Drive Electric Week to see and learn more about electric vehicles.

  • Saturday 10/1/2022, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Chappaqua Farmers Market at the Chappaqua Train Station

Get hands-on experience with electric vehicles at this event where EV owners showcase their vehicles. Talk to the owners about their experience driving electric!

This event is co-sponsored by Drive Electric Westchester, the Chappaqua Farmers Market, and the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board. National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, The Electric Vehicle Association, The Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire.

]]> (Sustainability Advisory Board) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:41:13 -0400
Celebrating 60 Years of the Armonk Outdoor Art Show

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2.

The Armonk Outdoor Art Show will celebrate six decades of fine art and fine crafts this fall on Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 2. It’s an incredible milestone for this nonprofit, annual show, marking sixty years of raising funds for the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

As visitors enjoy the exceptional artists, large selection of food and drink, and complimentary children’s activities, they are helping to support the library’s vibrant educational and entertainmentprograms at the same time.

When art show volunteers set up for that first show on the lawn of Armonk’s Methodist Church in 1961, they could not have envisioned the 9,000 visitors that would one day flock to Community Park’s field each year. Sixty years later the Armonk Outdoor Art Show remains almost entirely volunteer-run and offers the perfect community activity to enjoy on a fall day!

Consistently ranked among the top fine art and fine crafts show in the nation, our jury carefully selects approximately 140 artists each year from close to 600 applicants. The show’s chosen exhibitors are innovators in their fields, representing twelve different mediums including: oils/acrylics/watercolors, mixed media, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. This extensive variety of mediums, styles, and price points ensures that all visitors can discover a piece that they just can’t live without.

New for this year’s 60th anniversary show is a specially commissioned exhibition entitled “The Art of Storytelling,” featuring work that utilizes a book as the artist’s “canvas.” This exhibition celebrates the connection between our art show and our local North Castle Public Library, highlighting the library’s vital role within our community. Just as art can elicit powerful emotions and transport the viewer to a world of
imagination, so too do the stories that are found in our favorite books. These compelling pieces will be auctioned to benefit the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc.

Key Details:
• Saturday & Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Rain or Shine
• Community Park, 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
• showcases each artist exhibiting this fall
• Tickets go on sale in August and can be purchased through our website
• Follow us @ArmonkOutdoorArtShow for inspiration, announcements, and previews of our artists.

]]> (Nicole Blum) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:44:57 -0400
GREEN & TONIC Opens in Chappaqua! Welcome them to Town on Friday at Ribbon Cutting!

A Ribbon Cutting welcoming GREEN & TONIC to S. Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua will be held this Friday, September 23rd at 3PM! 

Green & Tonic offers delicious foods for a healthy lifestyle! Not to mention, we are also 100% gluten-free, plant-based and scratch made in house!
See the extensive menu here
]]> (HH) Places Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:36:24 -0400
Tunes in the Town this Saturday Featuring Crossfire Hurricane!

Back by popular demand, this Saturday from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Plaza at the corner of King Street and Greeley Avenue in the Chappaqua hamlet, come listen to Crossfire Hurricane!  They play classic rock, and you won’t want to miss their amazing 9-year-old drummer! 

Grab a coffee and let’s show them some New Castle love!

If you are interested in performing your music outdoors in town on a Saturday, please send an email to

]]> (Town of New Castle) Events Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:26:34 -0400