Scarsdale's HamletHub Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:35:06 -0500 Bilingual Children's Christmas Pageant on Sunday at First Baptist Church of White Plains

A bilingual Children's Christmas Pageant will take place this Sunday, December 16th beginning at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of White Plains. All are invited to a bilingual, English-Spanish Christmas celebration and worship service!

This joint service with Misión Bautista Hispana de Westchester will begin at 11am and will include a children's Christmas pageant telling the story of Jesus' birth. A free community lunch will take place after the service. Free parking is available in the church parking lots. 

First Baptist Church of White Plains is located at 456 North Street, on the corner of Bryant Avenue in White Plains, NY.

Questions? Call (914) 949-5207 or visit the event on Facebook here.

Free parking available at the church parking lot!

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College Hunks Spread Joy with Toys

College Hunks Movers Spreads Joy with Toys and Warmth

Christmas cheer is in the air thanks to Stamford’s College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving. Just as the name suggests, the company hauls and moves people’s stuff. But some recent acts of kindness will help you remember them in a “giving way”. In November, College Hunks along with 111 Harbor Point Complex held a massive coat drive to donate to coats and jackets to people throughout Connecticut and New York.

Shortly after the coat drive, College Hunks partnered with 2 fire houses by donating 100 ducks to give out to kids when they went to the fire houses to bring some holiday happiness to boys and girls. Franchise manager Thomas Yewdell and his College Hunks team brought 900 plush yellow ducky puppets to Toys for Tots on Canal Street.

“It was my pleasure to donate these ducks to Toys for Tots and the coats to help people stay warm this winter,” Yewdell remarked. “I’m glad I’m able to help others during the holidays.”

Yewdell owns two College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving franchises, one in Stamford, CT and one in Mamaroneck, NY. He will also soon be opening a second-hand store called First Shot, where people will have their first shot at buying antiques and second-hand treasures. He hopes to continue using his resources to donate to his community.

College Hunks Moving and Junk Hauling is locally owned and operated, helping homeowners and businesses move, haul junk, spring cleaning, and local residential moves. Call for your estimate 203-817-0400. It’s a great time of year to donate old furniture and knick-knacks for year-end tax donations.

]]> (Thomas Yewdell) Neighbors Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:56:16 -0500
Patriot Bank & Junior Achievement Partner to Bring Westchester Teens A Day of Financial Literacy and Career Mentoring

Westchester high schoolers are gaining some much-needed financial literacy skills, including learning to balance budgets, build credit, pay for college, and save for retirement with lessons and insight from finance and banking experts.

Over 20 students from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers were invited to Patriot Bank’s Scarsdale branch for “A Day of Financial Literacy and Bank Career Mentoring” as part of national nonprofit Junior Achievement’s Job Shadow Program to help young people plan for their futures.

Students received a tour of the bank, got to see a live demonstration of the latest interactive video live banker ITM machines, and participated in mock career interviews and a financial literacy presentation led by Patriot Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Kathleen M. Reilly.

Patriot Bank top executives including President Richard Muskus, Jr. and other leaders all pitched in to support the important learning initiative.

“Patriot Bank is focused on the important goal of increasing financial literacy for young people in the communities we serve’, said Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus, Jr. “In years past if you taught children to save their dollars and cents, the rest would follow, but now we are in a more complex world of debit and credit cards, spending on iTunes and Apple Pay, Venmo and costly annual cell phone plans. This program is about opening their eyes about how to successfully manage their financial lives and help create a fiscally strong future.”

“Exposure to real world decision making and career planning is so important for today’s young people.  We are thrilled that our partners at Patriot Bank are joining us in a JA Job Shadow and teaching local students all about careers in finance and banking,” said Joseph A. Peri, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of New York.

“Educating younger generations on the most effective ways to manage money is so important,” said bank Vice President and Branch Manager Kathleen M. Reilly. “We want to set up young people for great success in the future. We are not just teaching them money management, we are teaching them how to succeed in a 21st century global digital economy.”  

]]> (News Desk) Charities Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:36:31 -0500
2019 MLK Day of Service in New Rochelle

Join your community in action for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, January 19. Register for a volunteer opportunity in New Rochelle, Elmsford, or Rockland to help to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems and support local nonprofits.

For more info, please visit

This year on #MLKDAY you can help honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many opportunities are family-friendly and are great for the whole family to get involved. Together we can help fulfill Dr. King’s dream of building a "beloved community." The annual MLK National Day of Service is a day supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems and support local nonprofits.

Event Date:

Saturday, January 19

Event Link:

Event contact: Jennifer Machuca / 914-227-9317

Event Address: Iona College, Spellman Hall, 715 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Is event free? Yes

Ticket price? $0


]]> (Volunteer New York) Charities Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:43:49 -0500
Andrea McArdle to Perform at Lord & Taylor in Scarsdale December 8

Tony Award nominee, Broadway's original Annie, Andrea Mcardle to perform at Lord & Taylor in Scarsdale on December 8

Andrea McArdle, Broadway’s original Annie will perform a special holiday show at Lord & Taylor - Eastchester, 750 White Plains Road in Scarsdale on Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The performance is complimentary and open to the public.  

Andrea McArdle first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally and internationally. For her role on Broadway in Annie, Andrea became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance and went on to star when the show was produced on London’s West End. 

Shoppers will be entertained in festive holiday style with this special, exclusive opportunity to enjoy everyone’s favorite songs of the season performed by Broadway superstar Andrea McArdle.

Guests will also enjoy refreshments and a tasting by the Winery at St. George Restaurant and Lounge.

For more information, contact Geri Corrigan at Lord & Taylor at

]]> (Geri Corrigan) Events Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:10:46 -0500
Scarsdale resident Jill Mangel Weisfeld pens Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job

Scarsdale resident Jill Mangel Weisfeld has published, Riley the Retriever Wants a New Job, a new children’s book based on the adventures of her own dog, Riley.

Weisfeld’s dog, Riley, is a certified therapy dog, trained by the Good Dog Foundation, who visits schools, libraries and nursing homes in the Westchester area.

The book tells the adventures of Riley who is trying to find a more meaningful job than being a retriever. Riley begins her quest researching working dog jobs on “Doogle” to see if she can find one that’s a better fit for her. The colorful illustrations by Shirley Ng Benitez bring Riley’s adorable personality to life.

Weisfeld wrote the book with her mother, Deborah Mangel, also a children’s book author, who passed away not long before the book’s publication.

“I wanted to write a book that was both educational and enjoyable and to teach kids about working dogs, ” says Weisfeld. “By visiting schools and nursing homes, Riley helps provide happiness and comfort to members of the community.”

Schedule of upcoming book readings/signings for Riley and Weisfeld:

12/15 Scattered Books, Chappaqua 12-2pm

12/18 Scarsdale Library 4-4:30pm reading and then 4:30-4:45pm book signing.


Weisfeld and Riley have been participating in Wag Your Tale! Read to a Dog events at the Scarsdale Public Library in which dogs and their human volunteers listen to children read as a way for independent readers to practice their skills.

Eileen Corbett, Scarsdale Children’s Librarian, says, “Riley and Jill have been coming to the Scarsdale Public Library for 7 years now, and we are delighted to have them for Riley’s first book.”

Weisfeld is currently Art Director of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and has done freelance graphic design for various non-profit organizations, including Temple Israel Center of White Plains. She is formerly Senior Art Director at Bride’s Magazine and Art Director for Macy’s Advertising in New York. She is Founder and CEO of her own publishing company, Peek-a-Bear Press based in Scarsdale.

Her first children’s book, Take a Peek with Peek-a-Bear, received five awards including a gold medal in the prestigious Mom's Choice Award in the category of Children's Picture Books, and a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the category of Book Arts/Pop-up/Cut-out.

Weisfeld is a 20 year resident of Fox Meadow where she lives with her husband, Bruce and her daughters Emily, Danielle and Lauren.

The book is available on Amazon, at Bronx River Books in Scarsdale, Womrath Bookshop in Bronxville and Scattered Books in Chappaqua, as well as other bookstores in the Westchester area.

For more information or to arrange school visits or book signings, please visit

You can follow Riley on Instagram at



]]> (VSK Public Relations, LLC) Neighbors Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:06:47 -0500
Feed the Hungry in Westchester: Stuff-A-Truck in Scarsdale and Rye Brook

This weekend look for the Scarsdale Ford Truck and the Sharc Mobile parked at BALDUCCI's Food Lovers Market.

  • Saturday, December 1 at Balducci's in Scarsdale from 10 am to 4pm
  • Sunday, December 2 at Balducci's in Rye Brook from 10 am to 4pm

"Westchester Talk Radio we will be live from 10am- 4pm stuffing the truck to benefit our friends at Feeding Westchester. Please come and pitch in if you can," says Andrew Castellano, of Sharc Creative.

Feeding Westchester’s mission is to end hunger in Westchester County.  As the heart of a network of more than 300 partners, they source and distribute food, and other resources, to towns across Westchester helping to ensure that none of our neighbors are hungry. They help feed Westchester.

Special thanks to Entergy, Scarsdale Ford, Balducci's. Robison Oil, MSM Designz, Westchester Realty Consultants and Sharc Creative!

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Chanukah Program for ALL Ages in Scarsdale on December 8

Three Stars at Night* Havdallah, Havdeli, Havdonuts, Have Fun Program!

Saturday, December 8 from 5:00 - 7:30 P.M. at Scarsdale Synagogue, 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY

$18pp or $36 per family.


Bring your friends
Bring your own Chanukiyah
BYO Alcohol

Please bring 1 or more non-perishable food item(s) from this list:
  • Black Beans
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tuna
  • Canned Ravioli/Stew
  • Cereal
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Veggies
  • Canned Soup
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Community Dinner 
  • Drink and schmooze with friends
  • Deli, latkes, chicken nuggets and other delicious foods served
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Children (up to 2nd grade)
  • Coach Steve
  • Dance party with glow sticks
  • Chanukah crafts & video
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Tweenagers (3rd grade and up)
  • Putting for a Purpose
  • Build your own mini golf course with food donation items 
  • All food will be donated to the United Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Bring 1 or more non-perishable item(s)
6:00-6:45 p.m.
  • Music and Piano bar sing-along 
  • Paint your own canvas
6:45 p.m.
Community Havdallah, Candle Lighting, & Dessert
  • Light your own Chanukiyah and candles 
  • Make your own chocolate, jelly or caramel filled doughnuts!   

*Traditionally, when three stars appear in the sky, Shabbat is over and it is time to recite the Havdallah blessings.
Scarsdale Synagogue is a reform Jewish synagogue located at 2 Ogden Rd, Scarsdale, NY  10583.  914-725-5175.
]]> (mela914) Events Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:10:00 -0500
Scarsdale Blood Donors Will Receive $5 Amazon Gift Card

 Urgent need for blood and platelet donations

Donate by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Gift Card

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors from Scarsdale to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more. Locations in and around Scarsdale are:

Rye Brook Public Library on December 4 from 10:30 to 3:30 pm. 1 Haseco Ave 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY

American Legion Hall in Scarsdale on December 6 from 1 to 6pm, 40 Bell Road, Scarsdale, NY 

For Connecticut locations, see the chart below.

town date time location address
Greenwich 12/1/2018 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Greenwich Public Safety Complex/New Greenwich Police Department 11 Bruce Place
Greenwich 12/12/2018 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Road
Stamford 12/8/2018 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tully Health Center 32 Strawberry Hill Court
Stamford 12/15/2018 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. St Cecilia Catholic Church 1184 Newfield Ave.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

]]> (Red Cross) Events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:47:25 -0500
Fashion Forward Workshop: Upcycled Accessories

 Fashion Forward Family Day!Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Artist and author Lesley Ware leads this workshop to create one-of-a-kind neck, waist and shoulder pieces using found items, traditional materials and garments giving them new life. Bring something from home or pick from our thrifted collection. Make it outrageous with patches, paint and other embellishments.

Debut your dazzling accessory at KMA’s Pop-Up Runway Show on December 9. 

Please visit to purchase tickets. 

Member price: $15/child
Non-Member price: $25/child
Ages: 7-14

Sponsorship/credits: Fashion Forward Family Day is made possible through the generous support of Linda Levine and her family.
]]> (Margaret Adasko ) Events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 05:36:54 -0500
Creative Community: Imagine it! After School

Creative Community: Imagine it! After School at Katonah Museum of Art on November 30, January 25, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Member price: Free

Non-Member Price:  Free with Museum admission

We invite families to drop-in and enjoy interactive pop-up activity stations, gallery games, and art projects around the KMA.  Get inspired by Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century and experience the exhibition in a new way.  Recommended for all ages.  




]]> (Margaret Adasko ) Events Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:12:57 -0500
School's Out/Art's In at Katonah Museum of Art

Katonah Museum of Art School's Out/Art's In Friday, November 23, Wednesday, December 26, Thursday, December 27, Friday, December 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Member price: Adults free, children $5

Non-Member price: Adults regular admission, children $10

Drop into the Learning Center on school vacation days to enjoy unique artist-led projects. Inspired by the extreme jewelry on view in Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century, each workshop explores design, decoration and wearable art.

Friday, 11/23, Down to Earth Jewelry: Create original jewelry pieces using natural materials including stones, feathers, shells, and leather. Makes a great holiday gift!

Wednesday, 12/26 Outrageous Neckpieces: Surprise materials will be on hand to create an unusual work of art that can be worn around the neck.

Thursday, 12/27 Crowns & Wands: Create your own majestic and magical accessories including crowns and wands.

Friday,  12/28 Upcycled Body Ornaments: Use recycled materials and found objects to design a wearable work of art. 

]]> (Margaret Adasko ) Events Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:10:58 -0500
Scarsdale’s Annual Holiday and Tree Lighting Ceremony is November 30

Scarsdale’s Annual Holiday and Tree Lighting Ceremony - Friday, November 30, 5-7pm

Please join us for Light the ‘Dale, the annual holiday and tree lighting event in Boniface Circle in Scarsdale Village, on Friday, November 30, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s. We’ll have more singers, more food, and more lights! Plus all the old favorites, like Santa arriving in style on the fire truck, and hot chocolate courtesy of Lange’s.

The event will once again entertain and delight the entire family. Come listen to and sing along with the Hoff Barthelson Holiday Carolers and SHS a capella group For Good Measure, as they perform holiday favorites. Santa will visit until 7:00 pm, so children will have plenty of time to share their gift list with him. Children will also have the opportunity to create a holiday craft. This year Sew Happy will offer children the chance to make a snowman themed finger puppet.

And like last year, parents can submit their kids’ names for the opportunity to light the tree and menorah. Just send an email to and include your child’s name, school and age. At 5:30 pm, Mayor Dan Hochvert will pick one lucky winner to flip the switch! Give your kids a chance to create a magical moment! With the Village’s purchase of even more new lights, the tree promises to look magnificent. And, again, Westchester Reform Temple will share its glorious menorah with us.

And what's a party without some delicious food? Mediterranean Mexican, Short Rib Chili, Chicken Soup, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will all be available for purchase thanks to Scarsdale’s own Popojito.

Be sure to bring your neighbors and friends to this festive kick-off to the holidays. ”Last year’s attendance exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to bring our community back together again in celebration. It was pure joy and made us feel exceptionally lucky to live and work in Scarsdale,” said Jane Veron, Scarsdale Village Trustee, Liaison to the Scarsdale Business Alliance, and CEO of The Acceleration Project.

Darci DeMatteo, the Executive Director of the Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) says that “the SBA is proud to be a sponsor of Light the ‘Dale and bring some love and light to this year’s holiday festivities. We are honored to represent the Scarsdale businesses and SBA members as we work towards enhancing and supporting the Scarsdale community.”

Light the ‘Dale is sponsored by Scarsdale Village, the Scarsdale Business Alliance, The Acceleration Project, and many fabulous Scarsdale residents. The Light the ‘Dale Committee includes TAP members Jane Veron, Amy Nadasdi, Dalya Khan and Vanessa Siderow; community volunteers Abby Sroka, Gabrielle Wise, Beth Altschuler, Simone Kestelman, and ML Perlman; as well as Village Parks and Recreation, Municipal Services and the Village Manager’s Office. Special thanks to the Scarsdale Fire Department for the ride for Santa.

]]> (Amy Nadasdi) Events Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:29:44 -0500
Creative Community: Stroller Tour at Katonah Museum of Art

Creative Community: Stroller Tour at Katonah Museum of Art on November 30, January 25 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

Member price: Free

Non-Member price with Museum admission: Free

Bring the baby and enjoy a lively conversation inspired by the art on view. Enjoy light snacks while socializing with newly-made friends. Crying babies welcome and activities provided for older siblings. 

 Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay Street in Katonah.

Learn more:

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Westchester DA on California shooting: Hate and gun violence has no place in our society

Statement from Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. on Gun Violence Following the California Shooting

 “Just last night, I met with the Westchester Jewish Council at their security roundtable as they continue to find the best possible ways to secure their synagogues and community centers. I spoke about the viciousness of mass violence in America, which strikes our places of worship, our schools and the places we gather to relax and have fun. Last night, just hours later, a gunman killed 12 people at a bar and dance hall in suburban California. Young lives were lost and so was the life of a career law enforcement officer – Ventura County Sherriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families, friends and colleagues. I said last night, we are all traumatized by these unspeakable acts. But, our trauma should not freeze us. Instead, it should make us more vigilant. Once again, I want to remind Westchester residents if you see something say something. Hate and this kind of gun violence has no place in our society.”

--Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.

]]> (Westchester County DA) Politics Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:39:44 -0500