Chappaqua's HamletHub Mon, 27 Mar 2023 06:48:58 -0400 Playland in Rye to Host Local Job Fair on Saturday, March 25, 2023

Gearing Up for the 2023 Summer Season, Playland in Rye to Host Local Job Fair on Saturday, March 25, 2023  

Playland will host a job fair at the Cambria Hotel in Downtown White Plains, located at 250 Main Street, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for their upcoming summer season. Open May 20 to September 10, 2023, the iconic amusement park is the largest summer youth employer in Westchester County with nearly 700 seasonal job openings, ranging from ride operators, lifeguards, beach and pool hosts, admission hosts, retail managers, guest services, IT Support, Group Sales assistants, and much more. All applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. Visit for more to apply in advance. 

“At Playland, we are dedicated to providing memorable experiences for all our guests, so that begins with our local team members,” said Jeffrey Davis, General Manager of Playland. “We are proud to be Westchester County’s largest summer youth employer and look forward to bringing back the best talent for the season. Our goal is to be the County’s number one choice for summer youth.”

“One of the Business Council’s top priorities this year is helping our employers find the talent they need to grow their businesses and nonprofits.  Playland has aways been a great seasonal economic driver in the county and now with Standard Amusements as the new management company we expect Playland’s value to Westchester to grow to a new level,” said Marsha Gordon, CEO & President of the Business Council of Westchester.

Job benefits include competitive wages; unlimited play at Playland with a FREE season pass and FREE admission for friends and family; ability to earn rewards through the Reward & Recognition Programs; FREE roundtrip bus transportation available throughout Westchester County for team members; the ability to work flexible schedules including day, nights, weekends and holidays; employee discounts in park and with other businesses; and more.

Applicants are encouraged to complete a form in advance of the job fair, which can be found online, and be prepared to be interviewed onsite.

In addition, Playland will provide lifeguard training and FREE certification for qualified swimmers who apply to Playland beach & pool as a lifeguard. Lifeguard rate begins at $18 per hour.

For more information, visit

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The Taco Project Restaurant Week in Tarrytown, Yonkers, Bronxville, and Pleasantville

The Taco Project Restaurant Week – Westchester and Fairfield County Locations

March 15-22, 2023

$20 for a 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu

Tarrytown, Yonkers, Bronxville, Pleasantville, NY and Stamford, CT

The Taco Project, a spirited fast-casual Mexican restaurant group with locations throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties, presents The Taco Project Restaurant Week.

From March 15 through March 22, The Taco Project is offering a 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu which includes a choice of appetizer, an order of their signature tacos, and a choice of dessert for just $20.

A growing taco restaurant concept that first introduced its brand in Tarrytown, NY in 2014, has since expanded into Yonkers (2017), Bronxville (2019), Pleasantville (2021), and Stamford, CT (2022), will be offering this week-long promotion in all locations.
The Taco Project is wrapped in a lively Mexican design aesthetic, from eclectic wall art and neon signage to colorful tile work, exuding a modern, upscale vibe. Craft cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic frescas add to this unique dining experience.

Learn more =>

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For a birthday party that truly SPARKLES, head to the Prospector Theater!

Birthday Parties at The Prospector are nothing short of MAGICAL!

Why the Prospector? 

The movie theater vibe is celebratory! It sparkles (and so do the Theater employees a.k.a. “Prospects”). The guest of honor and all party attendees will get the “pink glove” treatment the minute they walk through the double doors and enter Ridgefield’s non-profit movie theater. 

From pizza to decor and more, the Prospector can do it all (making for a stress-free happy day!)

Pre-movie Festivities

Upon arrival, you will be greeted in the lobby by your Event Lead. Look for a welcome sign with balloons in the lobby, along with a gift cart. Once all guests have arrived, it’s upstairs to the Star Bar for pizza, cake, and some celebration.   

Show Time! 

After the candles are blown out, guests will make their way to one of the Prospector’s four theaters. You’ll feel like a VIP with reserved seating for all guests, popcorn and a choice of drink, and a special birthday shout-out during the usher speech. And with no limit on the number of party guests, you can plan your next intimate celebration or blowout bash.

Pricing is $26pp for opening weekends (Friday night through Sunday evening) and $21pp for any other showing. One adult chaperone is mandatory for every 10 guests under the age of 18

Start planning your next event by filling out our Public Party Form!

For FAQs regarding birthday parties at the Prospector, please click here.

Sparkle & Smiles All Around

Create lifetime memories  while supporting a nonprofit dedicated to providing competitive and integrated employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a premium, first-run movie theater in Ridgefield, CT. Read about the Prospector’s mission here.

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Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2023 Session

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. " -Thomas Huxley

We are happy to announce that Chappaqua Continuing Education has an exciting line-up for the Spring. Our program will be a hybrid of in person classes, which will meet at Horace Greeley High School and online classes via Zoom which can be taken from the comfort of your home!

  • Some classes begin as early as March 13th
  • Register early to ensure your spot - Many classes sell out
  • We offer plenty of one-day classes
  • We do cancel classes for lack of enrollment, so don't delay in expressing your interest

Please visit for course descriptions and to register, or call 238-7201 x2318.


  • Black And White Mediums, Pencil, And Charcoal
  • Colored Pencil Studio
  • Introduction To Hand Lettering/Modern Calligraphy With Brush Pens
  • Line And Wash Is Not For Laundry: Spring Subjects And Prep For Outside Excursions
  • Mixed Media European Adventure
  • Paint The Spring Season
  • Sketchbook Essentials


  • How Artists Have Pictured America From The Revolution
  • To The Social Justice Movements Of The 20th Century
  • More Gilded Age Mansions Of Westchester
  • The Gilded Age Mansions Of Long Island
  • The History Of Rockefeller Center
  • The Louvre Museum
  • The Frick Museum
  • The Whitney Museum Of American Art
  • Then And Now Midtown: 5th Avenue’s Hotels, Churches,
  • And Mansions


  • A Night In Tel Aviv
  • Appetizers For Summer Fun Days
  • BBQ/Smoking 101
  • Bowls For Dinner
  • Cooking From The Isles Of Greece
  • Hola From Mexico
  • Impossible Alternatives
  • Italian Romance Dinner
  • Let’s Bake Cookies From Around The World
  • Meatless Tuesday In 15 Minutes
  • Spicy Healthy Asian Cooking


  • Body Sculpting
  • Cardio-Strength
  • Fitness Over 40!
  • International Dance
  • Line Dancing
  • Pickleball: Beginner Series
  • Pickleball: Supervised Play
  • Pilates
  • Pound Rock Out Workout
  • Small-Group Training
  • Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation
  • Zumba


  • Accountable Aging: Preparing Yourself for the Elder Years
  • Investments/Financial Planning for Women
  • Learn How to Travel for Free
  • Maximizing Your Social Security
  • Medicare 101
  • Plan Ahead for Taxes in Retirement
  • Protecting Your Assets From The Cost Of Long-Term Care
  • Quicken Beginner’s Workshop
  • Retirement Planning Today
  • Understanding The Current Estate Tax And Asset Protection Laws


  • Bridge For Beginners
  • Bridge For Intermediate Beginner
  • Canasta: Beginner’s Series
  • Mah Jongg: Beginner’s Series
  • Mah Jongg: Supervised Play


  • Design A Spring Wreath
  • Growing Culinary Mushrooms In A Bucket
  • Growing Great Tomatoes
  • Organizing Made Simple: Easy Techniques For Creating
  • A Stress-Free Home
  • Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Prep & Stage Your Home To Sell


  • Food Over 40!
  • Introduction To The Alexander Technique
  • Reduce Food Cravings Without Depriving Yourself
  • Weight Loss Without Dieting


  • Comedy Writing: Let’s Get Funny!
  • Hocus Pocus Magic
  • Introduction To Playwriting
  • Suburban Songwriters!
  • Writing Memoirs
  • Yummy Mindful Belt Making Workshop
  • Yummy Mindful Scarf Knitting Workshop


  • iPhone Photo Editing And Enhancements
  • iPhone Photography: Use Your iPhone Camera To Its Full Potential
  • Photography Trio: Composition, People And Places


  • French For Beginners
  • French Intermediate
  • French Advanced Conversation
  • Italian For Beginners
  • Italian Intermediate
  • Japanese For Beginners
  • Japanese Intermediate
  • Spanish For True Beginners
  • Spanish Intermediate
  • Spanish Advanced
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Friends of ChappPAC and the Town of New Castle Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH: Concert and Conversation on March 4

Saturday, March 4th, 2023 @ 8pm  Doors open at 7:30pm
Approx Running Time:  90 min (no intermission)

Straight from Broadway, don’t miss Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof this coming Saturday at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center! Presented by the Friends of Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, the 90-minute event will share the story of how Yiddish "Fiddler" came to be, featuring company members of the original Broadway production performing songs from the show (with English subtitles) along with a lively insider discussion of what it was like to perform this beloved masterpiece in a whole new way.
The evening will be moderated by Merete Muenter, the show's associate director, accompanied by Zalmen Mlotek, the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the production's musical director. A VIP meet and greet reception with the cast will take place following the performance.

Buy tickets HERE – you won’t want to miss it!

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Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish: Reunion Concert on Saturday, March 4 at Chappaqua PAC

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish: Reunion Concert on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 8PM at Chappaqua PAC

Friends of ChappPAC and the Town of New Castle Present: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH: Concert and Conversation

Cast Members of the Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center for ONE NIGHT ONLY for an intimate evening of song and conversation. They will discuss their experiences of working on such a unique piece of theatre and sing numbers from the production.

* Saturday, March 4th, 2023 @ 8pm  Doors open at 7:30pm

* Approx Running Time:  90 min (no intermission)

Purchase tickets and learn more here.

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Author Talk: The American Way on Wednesday, March 1st at Chappaqua Library

Join the Chappaqua Library, Horace Greeley Student Club ENOUGH and The Town of New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee to hear Author Bonnie Siegler in conversation with Rabbi Aaron Brusso. There will be a book signing after the event.

Family lore had it that author Bonnie Siegler’s grandfather Jules crossed paths with Marilyn Monroe in Midtown Manhattan late one night in 1954, her white dress flying up around her as she filmed a scene for The Seven Year Itch. Siegler wasn’t sure she quite believed her grandfather’s story…until, cleaning out his apartment, she found the film reel. That discovery would prompt her to investigate her grandfather’s seemingly-tall tales — and lead her in pursuit of a remarkable, poignant piece of forgotten history, bridging old Hollywood, the birth of the comic book, and the Holocaust. The American Way is a kaleidoscopic tale of hope and reinvention, of daring escapes and fake identities, of big dreams and the magic of movies, and what it means to be a real-life Superman.

If you are interested in purchasing a book to be signed please email

Learn more here

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Bia is coming to Chappaqua Crossing, Fall Opening Planned

In this week's e-newsletter, New Castle Town Supervisor Lisa Katz announced that Bia, a new restaurant, is coming to Chappaqua Crossing!

The owner and his wife (Asim and Miranda Polozani) have two existing full-service restaurants in Somers and Danbury named Prime Pub.

"Bia will be an elevated, full-service restaurant. They’ve already started ordering materials to build-out their space and aim to open by October 2023. They’re highly experienced, do a beautiful build-out and their food is very good! They will be a great addition to our community!"

For more information about Prime Pub Group, visit their website below.

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New Castle Police Host Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, February 18 at Starbucks!

Coffee with New Castle Police Officers at Starbucks in Chappaqua on Saturday, February 18

Join your neighbors and the New Castle Police Department on Saturday, February 18 from 11am to 1pm to connect over coffee and casual conversation about issues that matter most to you in your community!

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at Chappaqua PAC on Saturday, February 4

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at Chappaqua PAC on Saturday, February 4th

Back by popular demand, the Town of New Castle invites you to enjoy the renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's THE ART OF CHINESE DANCE.  A wonderful family event of storytelling through dance. 

Doors open 2:30pm. Show 3:00pm
Children under 3 free
Purchase tickets HERE.
Learn more HERE.
Please note: The first row of the theatre is reserved for accessible seating for those who can transfer into a chair, and their companions. If you are unable to transfer, please contact and we will assist you.
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Comedy Night at ChappPAC on Saturday, February 11

Friends of ChappPAC and the Town of New Castle Present Comedy Night on Feb. 11 at ChappPAC beginning at 8:00 pm

Join us at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center for a night of comedy featuring headliner Allan Fuks and other amazing comedians, straight from NYC!  

The event begins at 8pm.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to event start time. 
All Tickets $30.  General admission seating
Reserve your spot HERE.
Both beer and wine will be available to purchase at the theatre (cash only).
ALLAN FUKS:  Allan Fuks has been called "the ultimate multi-cultural comedian" (born in Belgium to Russian-Ukrainian parents, raised in the Bronx, then the Jersey suburbs, and living now in Astoria, Queens - the most diverse city in the U.S.). Mr. Fuks is able to relate to audiences all across the spectrum - no matter the age or background.  Television appearances include: Wendy Williams, The Artie Lange Show, CBS News, Live at Gotham as well as two national TV commercials (for The Knot and Biz2Credit which have aired on CNN, ESPN, FOX, CNBC, and MSNBC). He is a Sirius XM radio personality on the show Tell Me Everything and he performs at comedy clubs including Carolines, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, the Funny Bone, the Improv, as well as countless others.
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Horace Greeley's Student Club E.N.O.U.G.H. host Holocaust Remembrance Day tomorrow!

International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, January 26th at 7:30PM

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated each year on January 27th which marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust memory is, unfortunately, fading at the same time that group-targeted hate is rising. 

Please join Horace Greeley's Student Club E.N.O.U.G.H. and the Town of New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust on Thursday, January 26th at 7:30pm at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.  

Register to attend HERE.

Our responsibility to educate about the consequences of hate has never been so relevant to all.

]]> (Town of New Castle Holocaust & Human Rights Committee ) Events Wed, 25 Jan 2023 09:34:00 -0500
Employed, Engaged, & Excited for the Next Journey - Aaron’s Prospector Story

Meaningful work is a vehicle through which we can grow, dream, and transform our lives. For many, the road to employment is filled with roadblocks and detours, revving up feelings of frustration, isolation, and insecurity. However, with the right support, and a drive to succeed, a job can help us reach our dream destination. That’s exactly what former Prospect Aaron Miller is doing with his life.

Aaron’s journey at the Prospector began over eight years ago. As a high schooler, Aaron worked nights and weekends as an usher, concessionist, and member of the Prospector’s Clean Team. The team at the Prospector soon discovered Aaron’s sparkle - or talents and passions. It was ultimately Aaron’s introduction to the Facilities team that sparked a passion for hands-on, hard work. Through performing regular maintenance and repairs around the Theater and grounds, Aaron began to shine - keeping the property in tip-top shape. From touch-up painting to landscaping, cabinet-making to concessions repairs, Aaron established a reputation as a handyman-extraordinaire. 

His technical and mechanical skills led him to Gemstone Farm - a working farm in Connecticut that partners with the Prospector to create competitive and inclusive employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Gemstone’s operation spans over 160 acres and features a garden, orchard, beehives, lakes, ponds, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, and much more. With plenty of farm machinery and vehicles needing maintenance and upkeep, Aaron became a vital part of the Gemstone program.

The road before Aaron became clear. He put the pedal to the metal and began automotive school. Prospector’s Facilities Manager, Steven St. Germain saw the wheels turning for Aaron, and helped him kick it into high gear. “We had talked about his internship in order to get his auto mechanics license,” recalls St. Germain. “I encouraged him to pursue this to start his career and dream of working on cars. We had conversations about the future; how to save money, the importance of following your dreams while you're young, and well, leading that good life.”

A few months later, Aaron had big news to share with Steve. “One day he came in and told me he had gotten his internship and was planning a move to Florida,” says St. Germain. But there was more. Aaron proposed to his longtime girlfriend and they were moving to Florida to build a life together and pursue Aaron’s dream of becoming an automotive mechanic. 

“We’re so proud of him and how much he’s grown,” says Jane Swiatek, head of the Prospector’s Clean Team. “I am so proud and honored to have worked alongside Aaron.” The team at the Prospector will certainly miss seeing Aaron around the Theater, fixing and tinkering, working and smiling. They’re sad to see him go, but excited for the new opportunities and life he will build. 

“Between the time he told me about his plans and his leaving, we had conversations about the future,” remembers St. Germain. “How to save money, the importance of following your dreams while you're young, and well, leading that good life. The life we all want for ourselves, for others, wish for others.”

Aaron is in the driver’s seat, on the road to the good life. Enjoy the ride, Aaron!  

Learn more about The Prospector


A Prospect Life - Aaron Miller

]]> (The Prospector) Neighbors Tue, 17 Jan 2023 03:28:50 -0500
Town of New Castle Peace Walk and Martin Luther King Celebration January 29

Come out on January 29th starting at 12:30 for “I Have A Dream" A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. 

The CREI (The Town of New Castle's Committee on Race, Equity and Inclusion) is partnering with the CCSD PTA, the PTA Diversity, Race, and Belonging committee, the Chappaqua Library and the Horace Greeley BIPOC Student Union for a day of celebration. 

The day will commence with a Peace Walk from the Peace Pole in front of Scattered Books to the Chappaqua Library, followed by a panel discussion about the impact of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, moderated by CREI members.  


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Town of New Castle & Friends of Chapp PAC host film screening and talk back "A MOST ATROCIOUS THING" on Friday

Join Town of New Castle & Friends of Chapp PAC for a preview of the film A MOST ATROCIOUS THING on Friday, January 13 at 7PM, rated PG-13.  

This Horror/Comedy chronicles a weekend getaway that becomes deadly when bad blood turns a group of friends against each other.

A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the movie moderated by Chappaqua Resident Jon Klein, Consultant on Succession, Former President, CNN/US.

Filmmakers appearing at the talkback:

Max Shepardson – Lead, Composer, Writer, Horace Greeley Graduate
Matthew Wassong – Lead, Executive Producer, Writer
Chris Hurley – Lead, Producer, Editor, Writer
Ben Oliphint – Lead, Producer, Editor, Writer
Will Ammann – Lead, Writer
Dylan DeVol – Lead, Writer
Elliot Thompson – Cinematographer

Sponsored by the Town of New Castle & Friends of Chapp PAC

Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

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