Whiteplainsdowntown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:11:05 -0400 HamletHub.com Westchester Jewish Council 42nd Anniversary Gala https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/990-westchester-jewish-council-42nd-anniversary-gala-1516732613990-westchester-jewish-council-42nd-anniversary-gala-1516732613 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/990-westchester-jewish-council-42nd-anniversary-gala-1516732613990-westchester-jewish-council-42nd-anniversary-gala-1516732613

The Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) will celebrate its 42nd Anniversary Gala, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:15pm at Congregation Kol Ami, 252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains, NY. The celebration will honor Westchester Jewish Council Board members Betsy Bernstein of Harrison, Michael Karnes of Ossining, and Gary Trachten of New Rochelle, for their dedication and service to the Westchester Jewish community. The evening will feature a cocktail dinner and dessert by Foremost Caterers with entertainment by comedian Avi Liberman. Kosher dietary laws will be observed.

Betsy Bernstein, a member of the WJC Board since 2005, co-chairs the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards, named for her husband whose passing in 2005 was the impetus for Betsy to continue the work he had begun as a Council board member. Betsy is also a founding member of the WJC committee that created the Leadership Development Institute and serves as an ad-hoc member of other committees where marketing/marketing research is needed. Concurrently, she has served for a number of terms on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison.  

The founder of Bernstein Research Group, Inc. Betsy provides marketing research and consulting services globally. She earned her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Goucher College in Towson, MD. Betsy and her husband, Keith Satter are members of both the Jewish Community Center of Harrison and Congregation Beth El in Norwalk, CT. Betsy and Keith live in Harrison, NY and delight in their children David Bernstein and Rabbi Sarah DePaolo, Michael Bernstein and Lauryn Muller, Lori and Terran Birrell and Rachel Satter.

Gary Trachten has been on the Board of the Westchester Jewish Council for 9 years including 4 years as an officer on its Executive Committee, and for the past 6 years as the Event Chair for the annual Westchester Jewish Music and Arts Festival.  Gary also serves on the Boards of Hillels of Westchester, is a past president of Pelham Jewish Center, and serves on the Advisory Board of Project T.E.N., international Israel & Diaspora “Jewish Peace Corp,” under the auspices the Jewish Agency.

Gary, a native of New Haven Connecticut, graduated from Boston University and Emory University School of Law. Gary is a founding partner of Kudman Trachten Aloe LLP. Gary and wife Evelyn live in New Rochelle where they raised 2 children, Josef and Sofie.

Michael Karnes joined the Board of the Westchester Jewish Council in 1992.  He has served as a board member, Secretary and most recently as Treasurer.  Michael, a lifelong member of Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown was the youngest president in the 118 year history of the congregation and has served in that role three times. Michael has served on the Executive Board and Board of Governors of the JCC on the Hudson, (now known as the Shames JCC on the Hudson) and continues to serve as a voluntary arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court Small Claims Division. 

Michael was born and raised in Westchester. He holds a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems, a MBA with distinction, and a law degree, all from Pace University. Michael is a partner in the law firm of Newman & Karnes, a general practice and personal injury firm that serves individuals in the greater New York metropolitan area.  

During his first term as president of Temple Beth Abraham Michael met Jane Rubin when she served as a vice-president. Michael welcomed Jane and her two sons, Alan and Gary, into his life. With the addition of Marisa to the family, Jane and Michael have become the proud grandparents of Ellie, Judah and Sam. Michael is also uncle to William Seggos.

 “Betsy, Michael and Gary have so generously given of their time and talent and have done so much for the Westchester Jewish community and beyond. It is our privilege to honor them this evening,” said Lisa Roberts, President, Westchester Jewish Council.        

The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among over 160 Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large.

This event is open to the entire community. Cost varies by donor level. Details and registration are available on line at www.wjcouncil.org. For more information contact the Council at 914-328-7001. 

kerry@ducey.org (Lisa Itzkowitz) Events Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:56:47 -0500
Mighty Mouse Returns with More Heroes for 54th Annual NewRochelleThanksgiving Parade https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/965-mighty-mouse-returns-with-more-heroes-for-54th-annual-newrochellethanksgiving-parade965-mighty-mouse-returns-with-more-heroes-for-54th-annual-newrochellethanksgiving-parade https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/965-mighty-mouse-returns-with-more-heroes-for-54th-annual-newrochellethanksgiving-parade965-mighty-mouse-returns-with-more-heroes-for-54th-annual-newrochellethanksgiving-parade

Parade Salutes Grand Marshals NRPD, NRFD and the Department of Public Works

"Here I come to save the day!" said Mighty Mouse. However this year, the theme is “here they come to save the day!” For fifty-three years the Thanksgiving Parade has been a beloved event in New Rochelle for so many people. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Rochelle, the 54th parade is taking place on Saturday, November 18th.  This year those who ensure that the parade is safely patrolled with Santa following in a Fire Truck, and then cleared up within the day are being honored. Instead of being behind the scenes, for a change the New Rochelle Fire and Police Departments and the Department of Public Works is going to be the stars.

“Each year their work on the parade is exceptional and this year we want everyone to know how much they are appreciated today and always” says Jennifer Lanser, Executive Director of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce. “So this year holding the 38 foot Mighty Mouse balloon you will see some true heroes of our City.” Some of whom were recently honored for saving the life of a three-year-old boy who couldn’t breathe. City Manager, Chuck Strome, adds, “We are proud to honor the City's three major departments, whose members serve us with dedication every day. The parade is a perfect opportunity to applaud their work which is often unseen but always appreciated.”

Joining these genuine heroes and Mighty Mouse are seven other large balloons including Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street, Baby Smurf, The Grinch, Tom the Turkey and more. The balloon sponsors include Good Friend Storage Company, United Hebrew, Empire City Casino, MassMutual, Iona College, New Rochelle Auto/Body, Anna and Jack’s Treehouse, Operation Prom’s FashionU and Alicia’s Bakery. “It’s a great alternative for people with young children to come see the balloons in a much less crowded, more convenient environment,” says Andrew Feigenbaum of MassMutual, “…without the cost or hassle of trekking into New York City.”  “It’s the great feel and excitement of the big balloons… right here in Westchester County,” says Rob Hayes, President of the Chamber and Part-Owner of the Beechmont Tavern.

For the first time in many years, all of the City’s Schools and three colleges will be represented. Beginning at 10 AM, the fun-filled event will feature 1800 marchers including the children of New Rochelle, organizations, businesses and 8 bands from in and around Westchester County. With music, a few floats, classic cars, Spiderman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and a special appearance by Santa Claus himself, the Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest one in New York outside of the Macy’s parade in New York City.

The parade is preceded by the Annual Pancake Breakfast by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence from 8-9:30 AM (marchers must leave by 9:15 AM to line up). Enjoy delicious pancakes served at New Rochelle High School at the Braemar and North Ave entrance! Tickets are $5 pp and proceeds go to the Fund. For more information visit www.nredfund.org

To find out more about the parade or if you are a band that would like to participate this year, visit http://newrochellechamber.org or call (914) 632-7222 Monday – Friday 11-3 PM.

Photo credit: Sara Caldwell

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Jennifer Lanser) Events Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:05:47 -0500
Weekend Guide November 10-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/964-weekend-guide-november-10-12964-weekend-guide-november-10-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/964-weekend-guide-november-10-12964-weekend-guide-november-10-12


Have you and your kids adjusted to Daylight Savings yet?  Feels like winter already when just last week it was in the 70s!  Today is Veteran’s Day.  Not just a day off but an opportunity to honor those that served in our armed forces.


Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

I’m putting this up early in the guide to encourage you to make reservations before it ends for the season.  It fills up fast and this weekend is already sold out as is next weekend but there are weekday spots available.  See what I mean? This an amazing experience that kids AND adults love.  “The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns for 40 delightful nights in 2017!

See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze, which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening.”

Click here to learn more and/or to buy tickets. 


Harrison Library

Today, Friday, the library is closed for Veteran’s Day

On Saturday from 10:30-11:30 head to the library for Saturday Stories (& a Craft, too!)  “Ease into Saturday at the Library's Children's Discovery Center.  Between 10:30 and 11:15 AM Manhattanville College student volunteers will  informally read favorite picture books and do a craft.  No session 11/25.  Suggested for ages 2 to 4 years.”

The Art of Personal Narrative will take place from 1:30-3 Saturday.  “This open-level class with Mindy Lewis is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through insightful critique and focused discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive form. No registration. Limited to 15 - first come, first served. Open to All Levels.”

And finally, Sing Along Sundays with Chloe will take place on Sunday from 4-4:30pm.  This is a great way to “celebrate early childhood through music and movement!  Children and parents are sure to love the captivating songs, live accordion music, and activities designed with specific cognitive milestones in mind.  

This class will feature a variety of child-sized instruments and props, and a wealth of both traditional and original songs to add to your singalong repertoire!  

Get ready for a fun, creative, and engaging experience!”


Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is a hidden gem located just up the road from us in nearby Greenwich, CT.  After you’ve checked out the museum, head across the street to a super fun playground the kids are sure to love!  

The museum is closing early Friday.

On Saturday, in honor of Veteran’s Day the museum is offering free admission to all US military veterans.

On Sunday from 11:30-12:15 check out the Family Gallery Tour.  “Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator,  provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.”

Art Adventures: Oil and Water is taking place on Sunday, November 12th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  “A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families.  In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required.  

Lithography, a medium that was often used by Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, is a printing process based on the idea that water and oil do not mix.  In this program, we will be using oil pastels and watercolor to explore this concept.”

And finally, Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Author Presentation: Junk Raft will take place Sunday from 1:30-4pm.  “Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Author Presentation: Junk Raft by Marcus Eriksen.

In 2008, Marcus Eriksen and a friend traveled 88 days and 2600 miles on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles to build awareness and spark a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution. Hear from the author of Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution.  Doors open at 1:30 pm. Presentation at 2:00 pm.  Free admission. No reservations required. All ages welcome.

Held at the Seaside Center/ Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.”

Westchester Children’s Museum

Good news! The Westchester Children’s Museum is open for business and for you and the kids to enjoy!  This “sunlit, colorful, vibrant learning space is filled with interactive exhibits that explore science, art, technology, design and the environment, with places to build, play, and create.”  The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays 10-4.  

Current exhibits include:


From Friday, September 15th until November 30th, the American Dream Collection: Works by Lynn Mara will be on display!  “Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara  captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and accessible for young visitors.


Artist Lynn Mara is the Winner of the Design a Bus Contest for the 40th Anniversary of the Hampton Jitney, her bus can be seen traveling between Long Island and Manhattan. She was also named Winner of the 2017 HAMPTON CLASSIC poster design. The artist is a devoted mother of four sons, and lives and works in Greenwich CT. with her husband Frank.On View in the Westchester Children’s Museum Art Gallery.”


Since there’s no school today, why not take the kids to the children’s museum for  “Exploring Play: What Happens When We Sleep?

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:22:26 -0500
Wowie, Wow, WOW! Junie B. Jones is coming to White Plains! https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/life/962-wowie-wow-wow-junie-b-jones-is-coming-to-white-plains962-wowie-wow-wow-junie-b-jones-is-coming-to-white-plains https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/life/962-wowie-wow-wow-junie-b-jones-is-coming-to-white-plains962-wowie-wow-wow-junie-b-jones-is-coming-to-white-plains

If your kids are impatiently waiting for the holidays, you’re in luck! The White Plains Performing Arts Center is presenting Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells to kick off the holiday season. On Black Friday, take a rest from holiday shopping, and enjoy a fun-filled show of hilarious hijinks from everyone’s favorite first grader.

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of her fun. When Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! Will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before Junie B. can give May what she deserves?

Created for young audiences and performed by adults, Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells is holiday hilarity for the whole family based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. “When I first read the script I literally laughed out loud,” says Director, Ariana Moses. “It’s a great Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) piece because it really speaks to kids, much like the original book series does.”

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! stars John Cedric Anderson, Emily Ann Banks, Alexandra Imbroci-Viera, Chris Manetakis, Sergio F. Marroquin, April Elle Nuovo, Jenna San Antonio, and Alexander Scelso. It is directed by Ariana Moses and stage managed by Allison Schneider. It runs November 24th at 11:00AM and 2:00PM at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.

Tickets start at $16. For tickets purchase online at wppac.com, call 914-328-1600, or visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. For group sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com. Come spread some holiday cheer at this family friendly comedy!

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ariana ) Life Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:57:50 -0500
Ron McCurdy’s Langston Hughes Project at White Plains Performing Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/955-ron-mccurdy-s-langston-hughes-project-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center955-ron-mccurdy-s-langston-hughes-project-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/955-ron-mccurdy-s-langston-hughes-project-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center955-ron-mccurdy-s-langston-hughes-project-at-white-plains-performing-arts-center

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present Ron McCurdy’s LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT on Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 pm. 

A joyous celebration of music, spoken word and visuals, The Langston Hughes Project is performed by the impressively versatile Dr. Ron McCurdy (as narrator and on trumpet) and his talented group of musicians (on piano, bass and drums) who make heads bob, fingers snap and feet tap throughout. 

This soundtrack of the 60s has a message that resonates as strongly today as ever.

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes's kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite Ask Your Mama which was his homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It is a twelve-part epic poem which was scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin "cha cha" and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming -- a creative masterwork left unperformed at the time of his death in 1967.

Ron McCurdy’s LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 pm. White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. Tickets start at $27. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Kathleen Davisson) Events Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:57:35 -0400
CBS’s Madam Secretary Films at Wartburg https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/life/950-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg950-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/life/950-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg950-cbs-s-madam-secretary-films-at-wartburg

Left to right: Angela Ciminello, David Gentner, Téa Leoni, Erich Bergen and Karen Thomas.

Wartburg, a premier senior care and housing provider in Mount Vernon, New York, was the backdrop during a filming of Season 4 of  CBS’s hit series, Madam Secretary.  The episodes featured various sites throughout Wartburg’s historic 34-acre campus and will air on Sunday, October 22 and 29 at 10 p.m. EST.

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.

Over the course of several days during a two week period, Wartburg hosted the cast and crew of Madam Secretary including stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Keith Carradine and BeBe Neuwirth along with over 100 crew members of Eye Productions, Inc. Wartburg’s campus was transformed into a homeland security office, a bed and breakfast and featured a presidential motorcade, just to name a few.

“The cast and crew of Madam Secretary were delightful with our staff and residents.  We were excited to welcome them to our beautiful campus,” said Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development and Marketing at Wartburg. “It was amazing to see how a television series is filmed especially with Wartburg’s campus as the backdrop.”

Wartburg’s campus will be featured in Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 4 and will include a yoga scene in the meadow, Tim Daly’s character speaking with an informant in the Juanita Friedrichs Rotunda, the facade of Wartburg’s Rehabilitation Center seen as “Brook Ponds” Treatment Center, a bed and breakfast in Jahn Memorial (President’s House), the Dale and Yvonne Gatz Conference Center as the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a room in the Hauselt Building was made into a senior level Homeland Security office.  There will also be a motorcade procession driving through the campus. 

“Wartburg’s blend of modern and historic buildings and room for various staging activities has always made it an ideal location for photography and film,” said Wartburg’s CEO David Gentner. “The cast and crew of Madam Secretary were extremely professional and a real pleasure to host.  The show certainly has a few new fans on this campus.”

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family.

Most recently, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links. In addition, Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.


kerry@ducey.org (Michael Dardano) Life Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:11:05 -0400
GHOST THE MUSICAL at WPPAC opens Friday night https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/948-ghost-the-musical-at-wppac-opens-friday-night948-ghost-the-musical-at-wppac-opens-friday-night https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/948-ghost-the-musical-at-wppac-opens-friday-night948-ghost-the-musical-at-wppac-opens-friday-night

GHOST THE MUSICAL at White Plains Performing Arts Center Starring American Idol and YouTube Sensation Natalie Weiss

October 13 – 29, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to present GHOST THE MUSICAL playing October 13-29.

Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg made GHOST one of the biggest hit films of all time. Now the Oscar-winning film comes alive on stage in a smart, funny, suspenseful and romantic musical for the whole family. Or just a great date night!  With a fresh pop/rock score by Grammy winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”), GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

Get ready to fall in love again with the story you know and the characters that made the film one of the most romantic movies of all time. With a big heart and even bigger laughs, this musical gem is "out of this world”!

The cast features the talents of Natalie Weiss (Molly), Steven Grant Douglas (Sam), Wayne Shuker (Carl) and Ellisha Marie (Oda Mae). Completing the cast are Jaela Cheeks-Lomax, Kenya Hamilton, Chloe Kostman, Greg Laucella, Kenneth-Kyle Martinez and T.J. Newton.

Natalie Weiss rose to fame as a semi-finalist on Season 4 of American Idol and on her widely successful YouTube videos and web series “Breaking Down the Riffs” which collectively have reached over 3 million views, but Broadway theatre fans know her from her roles in Saturday Night Fever, Les Misérables, Everyday Rapture and Wicked.  Natalie has toured the world teaching and performing solo concerts.  She has the privilege of singing on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen and will soon be heard on the soundtrack for the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie musical, The Greatest Showman, based on the life of P.T. Barnum, with original music by Pasek and Paul. 

GHOST THE MUSICAL is Directed by Joseph C. Walsh with Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare. Scenic Design by Ann Beyersdofer, Costume Design by Molly Seidel, Lighting Design by Matthew Guminski, Projection Design by Ian McClain, Stage Managed by Chris Luner. Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard. Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by Bruce Joel Rubin. Original West End Production Produced by Colin Ingram, David Garfinkle, Adam Silberman, Land Line Productions, Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards / Carole Winter.  “Unchained Melody” written by Hy Zaret and Alex North, courtesy of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC.

GHOST THE MUSICAL will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, October 13 8pm; Saturday, October 14 8pm; Sunday, October 15 2pm; Thursday, October 19 2pm;  Friday, October 20 8pm; Saturday, October 21 8pm; Sunday, October 22 2pm; Friday, October 27 8pm; Saturday, October 28 8pm; Sunday, October 29 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. Tickets start at $33. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact boxoffice@wppac.com.

GHOST THE MUSICAL is a WPPAC MainStage Production which is a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes.

Photo by Kathleen Davisson

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Kathleen Davisson) Events Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:33:02 -0400
Pet Rescue's Halloween Party October 21 at Esposito's in White Plains https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/charities/942-pet-rescue942-pet-rescue https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/charities/942-pet-rescue942-pet-rescue

Join Pet Rescue for a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 21st from 7pm-11pm at Esposito's Ristorante, 359 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY

$50 per person includes dinner of salad, pizza, pasta, beer, wine, soda plus music by DJ Hap, dancing, best costume contest and more! Outdoor space, weather dependent. Plenty of parking. Costumes optional but encouraged. Proceeds benefit the animals at Pet Rescue.

Limited space - please make your reservations now for this fun night at:


About Pet Rescue

Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization founded in 1982, whose mission is to aid homeless and abused cats and dogs, provide necessary medical care and find them loving, forever homes. Since it’s beginning, the group has rescued and found homes for more than 15,000 animals.

kerry@ducey.org (Pet Rescue) Charities Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:20:00 -0400
WJCS Kicks Off Nurturing Parenting Program in Yonkers https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/935-wjcs-1506627307935-wjcs-1506627307 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/935-wjcs-1506627307935-wjcs-1506627307

WJCS kicks off a new Nurturing Parenting Program on Oct. 4 in Yonkers for parents and children ages 5-8 who have experienced the trauma of abuse, violence and other adverse life experiences. The program, a component of the WJCS Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse (TCTA), utilizes research-proven treatment and services to help survivors heal and create a more nurturing household. Sign up now to participate in this support group. See details below or contact Myriam Barenbaum, LCSW, mbarenbaum@wjcs.com or 914-423-4433 x21.

cbrathwaite@wjcs.com (WJCS) Events Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:39:54 -0400
Calling All 1972 Grads: White Plains High School Class of 1972 to Celebrate 45 Years https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/neighbors/939-rose-zucker-aglieco-1506978493939-rose-zucker-aglieco-1506978493 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/neighbors/939-rose-zucker-aglieco-1506978493939-rose-zucker-aglieco-1506978493

The White Plains High School Class of 1972 will be celebrating 45 years since graduation! 

Do you know where to find our classmates? 

Tour of WPHS at 4pm on Saturday October 28 and a reception and casual dining at Sam's of Gedney Way, White Plains from 6:00 pm - 10:00pm.

Be sure to RSVP by October 10th

Find us on Facebook WPHS'72  

Got questions? Call Rose Zucker Aglieco at 914-413-2074 or email: WPHS1972@classquest.com

kerry@ducey.org (Rose Zucker Aglieco) Neighbors Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:39:13 -0400
Building & Realty Institute 2017 Vendor Showcase on October 5 in White Plains https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/936-building-realty-institute-2017-vendor-showcase936-building-realty-institute-2017-vendor-showcase https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/936-building-realty-institute-2017-vendor-showcase936-building-realty-institute-2017-vendor-showcase

Building & Realty Institute 2017 Vendor Showcase

The Building & Realty Institute's 2016 Vendor Showcase Presented 40 Exhibitors and Over 175 Attendees Creating a Fabulously Successful Not To Be Missed Event.​

This year, join us for another Educational & Instructional Day where builders, developers, remodelers, contractors, sub-contractors, service firms and professionals serving residential and commercial buildings, complexes and property managers will exhibit and network.

Meet and Learn More about the Businesses that Can Serve Your Needs.

General Admission is Complimentary but Registration a MUST!
RSVP: Maggie@buildersinstitute.org or 914-273-0730.

Learn more here


kerry@ducey.org (Michael Dardano) Events Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:51:16 -0400
The 2017 Armonk Outdoor Art Show is September 23 & 24 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/923-the-2017-armonk-outdoor-art-show-is-september-23-24923-the-2017-armonk-outdoor-art-show-is-september-23-24 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/923-the-2017-armonk-outdoor-art-show-is-september-23-24923-the-2017-armonk-outdoor-art-show-is-september-23-24

Ranked one of “The Top 50” Fine Art and Fine Craft Fairs in the US by Art Fair SourceBook and among the top “Fine Art and Design Shows” in the New York Metro Area by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 56th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show will continue its long tradition of showcasing fresh and diverse art. Over 185 juried artists from 29 states, Israel and Canada, will be featured, with 35 new artists added to the show this year. A broad spectrum of art in every medium and price point will be on display, including painting, mixed mediums, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. Free personal consultants, trained in fine art and home design, are available to assist visitors in selecting art that best fits their taste and decor.

New This Year: More Activities, Food and Drink - All as Fresh as the Art!

Children’s Tent – All new, fun-filled, free activities under a Big-Top Tent presented by:
First Five – Hands on projects, appropriate for children ages 1-5 with adult participation.
The Harvey School – Interactive programs, appropriate for children ages 5-12.
The Neuberger Museum of Art – A creative exploration and experimentation inspired by the works in the Neuberger Museum’s permanent collection. Fun for children of all ages.

Food, Craft Beer and Wine – Diverse vendors with new additions including Luke’s LobsterCaptain Lawrence Brewing and Market North.

Gold Sponsors: Equinox, Houlihan Lawrence, Northern Westchester Hospital, Rosen & Company, Inc., White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness will entertain and inform.

The Art Show is sponsored by Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc., and net proceeds benefit the Town’s libraries in Armonk and North White Plains. Admission price: $12.00, $10.00 for seniors or with coupon, children under 18 free. There is ample free parking on site. Sorry, no dogs allowed

Download a coupon for attendance to the Art Show here.

Learn more about The Armonk Outdoor Art Show here. 

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Armonk Outdoor Art Show) Events Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:41:12 -0400
We are not going to SING!...in the Rain Tonight. Entergy Screening Rescheduled for Sept 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/912-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-8912-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/912-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-8912-we-are-not-going-to-sing-in-the-rain-tonight-entergy-screening-rescheduled-for-sept-8

With rain in the forecast for just about the entire day, tonight's Entergy Screening of SING will take place on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th.

Editor's note: HamletHub is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly event! Thanks to Sharc Creative for all you do for communities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

‘Entergy Screenings Under the Stars’ brings you SING to the big screen on Friday, September 8 at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The movie will begin at sundown, approximately 7:15pm. You are invited to arrive at 5:00 pm to enjoy Food Trucks on site including Walters Hot Dogs and Jimmy's Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck.

The movies will be projected on a 50 ft screen and guests are welcome to arrive before showtime and set up their seating. Entrance has been made free thanks to host Westchester County Parks, Produced by Sharc Creative and truly made possible by Entergy. All other sponsors include Westchester Parks Foundation, ENT and Allergy, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, JP McHale Pest Management, Zaccagnino Electric, Metro North Railroad, along with media partners including 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, HamletHub, Inspiria Outdoor, Westchester Magazine and Westchester Talk Radio.

Special thank you to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Westchester County Commissioner Kathleen O'Connor for helping to make all of this possible.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:59:09 -0400
Entergy Screenings Under the Stars brings SING to Kensico Dam Plaza on August 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/910-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-18910-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-18 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/events/910-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-18910-entergy-screenings-under-the-stars-brings-sing-to-kensico-dam-plaza-on-august-18

Editor's note: HamletHub is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly event! Thanks to Sharc Creative for all you do for communities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

‘Entergy Screenings Under the Stars’ brings you SING to the big screen on Friday August 18th at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The movie will begin at sundown. Food Trucks on site include Walters Hot Dogs and Jimmy's Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck.

The movies will be projected on a 50 ft screen and guests are welcome to arrive before showtime and set up their seating. Entrance has been made free thanks to host Westchester County Parks, Produced by Sharc Creative and truly made possible by Entergy. All other sponsors inclu

Westchester Parks Foundation, ENT and Allergy, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, JP McHale Pest Management, Zaccagnino Electric, Metro North Railroad, along with media partners including 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 The Peak, HamletHub, Inspiria Outdoor, Westchester Magazine and Westchester Talk Radio.

Special thank you to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Westchester County Commissioner Kathleen O'Connor for helping to make all of this possible.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:48:25 -0400
Accreditation Guru Joins Local Non-Profit Westchester Companies for Kids https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/neighbors/896-accreditation-guru-joins-local-non-profit-westchester-companies-for-kids-1498501697896-accreditation-guru-joins-local-non-profit-westchester-companies-for-kids-1498501697 https://news.hamlethub.com/whiteplainsdowntown/neighbors/896-accreditation-guru-joins-local-non-profit-westchester-companies-for-kids-1498501697896-accreditation-guru-joins-local-non-profit-westchester-companies-for-kids-1498501697

Betsy Steward, Director of Development of Westchester Children’s Association, Douglas Gould, Westchester Children’s Association board of directors’ president (also President of Douglas Gould & Co.) and Jennifer Flowers, Founder and CEO, Accreditation Guru.

Accreditation Guru, a consulting firm that helps non-profit organizations prepare for the accreditation and reaccreditation process, has joined local charity organization Westchester Companies for Kids (WC4K).

WC4K is affiliated with the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA). Founded in 1914, WCA is the leading independent voice for the youth of Westchester County. The organization promotes policies and initiatives that improve the lives of children by collecting data to develop a consensus among the public, policymakers and child services providers to help deliver what children need to succeed.

WCA sponsors coalitions that work on relevant issues, educates the public and lawmakers about the realities faced by children and advocates for sensible public investments that improve policies and programs.

“Westchester Children’s Association is excited to have the voice of the business community involved in the conversation about our young people,” said Betsy Steward, Director of Development, WCA. “As a new member of WC4K, Accreditation Guru joins a distinguished group of companies that care deeply about kids, and we look forward to having them share their insights and perspectives on the issues we address.”

At WCA’s recent 2017 Spring Gala, The Legacy of Tomorrow Starts Today!, Accreditation Guru attended and helped the organization raise more than $284,000.

“We are fortunate to work with child and family service organizations across the United States and we are very familiar with the critical missions being fulfilled by such agencies,” said Jennifer Flowers, founder and CEO of Accreditation Guru. “We want to support children and families in the local area and proudly join WC4K to help further the mission of the Westchester Children's Association, which delivers maximum community impact and helps Westchester children to be healthy, safe and prepared for life's challenges.”

Since its inception in 2009, Accreditation Guru has provided leadership and guidance to both private and public health and human service organizations throughout the United States so that they may better fulfill their own missions. This is primarily accomplished by leading organizations through a national accreditation process. Accreditation Guru provides assistance that includes an initial readiness assessment, development of accreditation-complaint policies and procedures and risk management and performance improvement programs. For more information about Accreditation Guru, please visit http://www.accreditationguru.com.

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Neighbors Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:49:30 -0400