New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/18/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/18/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Relay for Life: Wear Purple Friday

Join the Town of New Castle as we come together to honor, celebrate and remember those who have been affected by cancer. Wear purple on Friday, May 18th to show your support.

The American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives from cancer. But we can’t do it without you. Your donations help us fight all types of cancer, for all types of people, in all types of communities around the globe. Each person who joins Relay For Life can take pride in knowing that they are working towards creating a world free from the pain and suffering of this disease. Your donations to Relay For Life help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, critical patient care services, education and prevention initiatives, and so much more. Please consider joining a Relay For Life event and fundraising or making a donation today. For more information, visit here.

Chappaqua Restaurants will hold a “Dine and Donate” for Relay for Life – Eat Well – Do Good

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce is please to announce that Chappaqua Restaurants will hold a “Dine and Donate” fundraiser from Monday, May 14th – Saturday, May, 19th. Just let them know you’re there to support this great cause and 10% of your bill will go to support the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society! Participating restaurants include:

  • Crabtree’s Kittle House
  • Le Jardin
  • Aesop’s Fable
  • LOCAL
  • Quaker Hill Tavern
  • Old Stone Trattoria

The American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives from cancer. But we can’t do it without you. Your donations help us fight all types of cancer, for all types of people, in all types of communities around the globe. Each person who joins Relay For Life can take pride in knowing that they are working towards creating a world free from the pain and suffering of this disease. Your donations to Relay For Life help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, critical patient care services, education and prevention initiatives, and so much more. Please consider joining a Relay For Life event and fundraising or making a donation today. For more information, visit here for more information.

10K, 5K, PAWS Walk and Kids Fun Run

10K, 5K, PAWS Walk and Kids Fun Run, Sun., May 20 2018, Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY

New Castle 5K and 10K
Start Time: 8:10am
Check-in and bib pick up: starts at 6:30am
Registration Fee:
$20 early bird for each race
$25 Race Day
Register here

 

Paws Walk

A great way to get active on a Sunday morning, bring the kids, the family, your neighbors and your pooch to our first ever Paws Walk. This short 1/2 mile stroll is a will be a lot of fun. Each dog gets a small gift. Thank you to our title sponsor Wags and Whiskers.Register here

 

Kids Fun Run

With the help of our friends at World Cup Gymnastics & Breezemont Camp we have put together a unique Kids Fun Run that will challenge our youngest runner’s agility, balance and endurance as they run through our obstacle course that includes two giant inflatables. Perfect for kids ages 5-12. The Fun Run will be open from 8:30am-10:30am and kids can run the course as many times as they like.

Chappaqua Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert May 20 at ChappPac

Chappaqua Orchestra final concert of the season features the winners of Chappaqua Orchestra’s Annual International Concerto Competition. Come hear the future of classical music performing with the TCO conducted by Music Director Michael Shapiro. Concert also includes Schumann’s Spring Symphony. You can watch the promo here.

Tickets: $30/Students and Seniors $20
Sunday, May 20 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua
Click here to buy tickets.

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program – Sat., 5/19

Garden of Phillis Warden

Sat, 5/19,10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 531 Bedford Center Road. Bedford Hills, NY, 10507. This garden of many facets includes perennial borders, three water gardens, a formal vegetable garden, wildflower garden, a fern garden, a marsh garden…. 

Garden of Shobha Vanchiswar & Murali Mani

Sat, 5/19,10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 76 Castle Road. Chappaqua, NY, 10514. This modest-sized organically maintained garden won the 2007 Golden Trowel award from Garden Design magazine.. 

Clementine Close

Sat, 5/19, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 107 Cherry Street. Katonah, NY, 10536. From the moment you enter this sun-splashed horticultural oasis, you will be awestruck by the amazing diversity of the plantings. Over the years, a wide variety of plants, including hundreds of trees and shrubs, have been introduced.. 

Rocky Hills

Sat, 5/19, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 95 Old Roaring Brook Road. Mt. Kisco, NY, 10549. At Rocky Hills William and Henriette Suhr began planting among the stone walls some fifty years ago…Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

NEW: Got an opinion about the Westchester County Airport? Now’s Your Chance

County Executive George Latimer recently announced his strategy to move forward on planning the future of the Westchester County Airport. Three “Community Input Meetings” have been scheduled for the following days on the following topics:

Master plan: June 6 at 7 p.m. at Rye Brook Village Hall, 938 King St., Rye Brook.

Governance and privatization: June 11 at 7 p.m. at Hergenhan Recreation Center, 40 Maple Ave., Armonk.

Operations and noise: June 25, West Harrison Senior Center, 251 Underhill Ave., West Harrison.

NEW: Weather got you down? How about a chocolate pick-me-up?

Drew Salko, the young founder of The Chocolate Carbon Workshop, has got you covered. Drew developed a love for making chocolate while a senior, studying finance at Drexel University. It was a way to fend off the stress of homework and exams, he says. “I just got a small chocolate grinder for my apartment and began making different single-origin chocolate and figuring out which cacao beans I liked, from Madagascar or Venezuela.”

The passion continued post-college and earlier this year, Drew opened his small-batch chocolate “workshop” in New Canaan CT. His product line includes chocolate truffles and funky chocolate barks that use fruits and herbs from Salko’s own gardens and local farms, as well as chocolate spreads that use coconut milk and other vegan-friendly options. He uses organic, fair-trade single-origin chocolate from various countries. He likes to say he’s “exploring the world’s chocolate belt one country at a time.”

Read more here.

NEW: The Tween Zone: A Scene for Tweens

NEW: Lecture: Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia

Lecture: Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia Lecturer Sidney Babcock, Curator and head of the Dept. of Ancient near Eastern Seals and Tablets of the Morgan Library and Museum, discusses beautiful and durable artworks that provide insights into the sacred, profane, sacrificial and practical realities of the early Sumerian society considered the cradle of Western civilization.

Cosponsored with Peter Feinman, president of the Institute of History Archeology and Education.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 2PM

Team Build with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester’s team building offers our local sport teams, community and civic groups a chance to roll up their sleeves and work together to build a home for families in need. Together, your team will have fun while working with your fellow teammates on a common challenge. Contact Jim Killoran, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, jim@habitatwc.org.

81st Annual Strawberry Festival

Art Around Town – Update!!!

For the past few years NWAG with the overwhelming support of the Chappaqua business community, turns the hamlet into a strolling gallery.

This year, the 4th annual Art Around Town Is one of the largest and most exciting events yet. Running from May 31-June 30 with the Opening Thursday May 31st from 5:00-8:30pm. The evening launches a truly fabulous event. This year Musicians and actives such as a painting event for Empty Bowls will fill the town entertaining visitors.

Most stores host receptions for the hundreds of visitors who attend to view the work of over 30 artists from the tristate area. The art selected by the retailers remains in place throughout June so there is ample time for viewers to experience the “gallery” that downtown Chappaqua becomes.

All the art on display is for sale; artist are also small businesses and this event is small business supporting small business for the good of the community.

A complete Map/Guide will be available under the main tent in front of Desires by Mikolay and will have a listing of all participating artists, and the locations of the merchants hosting them.

Coyotes In Chappaqua: What To Know During Pupping Season

My name is Arden Hauck and I am a Wildlife Ambassador and Sophomore at Horace Greeley High School here in New Castle. I am also a senior Girl Scout working towards my Gold Award, which is on coyote education. I have been a New Castle resident for over nine years and now that Spring has rolled around again, I am excited to be welcoming lots of baby animals to our community, including my personal favorite: coyote pups.

I have always admired coyotes, and as a member of this community and also as a wildlife enthusiast, I feel it is necessary to educate as many people as possible about an animal that seems to need a little extra love and understanding here in New Castle.

If you get to know a coyote, you will see that they are physically magnificent, but also very intelligent. Despite the odds, they have found ways to not only survive, but thrive in the most unlikely places. As the world around them has transformed, the coyotes have remained and evolved, which is what makes them such remarkable creatures. However, as adorable and stunning as the babies are, it is important for us to keep our distance and respect coyote’s space and territory, just as we want them to respect ours.

READ MORE HERE

Architectural Review Board

The Town of New Castle is looking for 2 alternate members for the Architectural Review Board (“ARB”). The Board is composed of 5 members. The alternates would be asked to serve when the Board fails to reach a quorum for their meeting. The ARB was established to promote the desirable exterior appearance of new buildings and additions to buildings, on residential, business, or other properties in terms of uniformity, dissimilarity, inappropriateness, or poor quality of design. You do not have to be an architect. The ARB duties, powers, and responsibilities:

  1. Evaluates applications for building permits for new buildings or additions affecting the exterior of any residential building or structure where the cost of such project is reasonably estimated by the Building Inspector to exceed $25,000.
  2. Evaluates applications for building permits for new buildings or additions affecting the exterior of any commercial building or structure where the cost of such project is reasonably estimated by the Building Inspector to exceed $5,000.
  3. Provides reports and recommendations to the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals concerning the architectural features of certain projects seeking approvals before those boards.

The term is for three years. The ARB meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:00pm. A resume with a cover letter identifying why you would like to become a member of the ARB should be submitted to Jill Shapiro, the New Castle Town Administrator at JShapiro@MyNewCastle.org.

Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day

Spring Festival – St. John and St. Mary

New Castle Airport Advisory Committee

New Castle is forming a New Castle Airport Advisory Committee. The committee will discuss issues of interest regarding community impacts from the Westchester County Airport. The committee will provide advisory reports and recommendations to the Town Board. The committee will also provide updates and recommendations to the Town Board on matters pertaining to the airport including the Airport Master Plan update and any proposed privatization. If interested in joining this committee, please complete this formand email it to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro JShapiro@MyNewCastle.org.

ChapLine Committee

New Castle is forming a ChapLine Committee. Over the past few years the Town Board has been exploring the feasibility and costs associated for the ChapLine, a functional recreation path which would connect downtown Chappaqua to Horace Greeley High School and to Chappaqua Crossing. This path would connect over 400 households to downtown Chappaqua. All stakeholders are invited to join the committee – those in favor of this concept and those against. If interested in joining this committee, please email this form to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro JShapiro@MyNewCastle.org.

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center May 26th @8pm

Being hailed by press around the world as “Country Music’s Newest Star”, the “New Woman in Country” and “Shania’s Successor,” Jessica Lynn is fast on her way to becoming a household name.

In the last two years, the singer/songwriter has been seen by millions across America in her two full length concert television specials, “This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George,” and “Jessica Lynn – Takin’ Over – Live from The Paramount.” She has sung our country’s National Anthem twice in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden by special invite and has shared stages with the biggest names in country music including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., ZZ Top, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Sammy Kershaw, Clint Black, Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina and the “Queen of Country Music” herself, Loretta Lynn. Her high-energy and dynamic live show has garnered rave reviews from critics worldwide with the CBS Evening News calling her a “Rocket Force.” Jessica’s concerts are fun for the whole family.

Tickets and information are available here.

Potholes!

Residents can report potholes to Pothole@MyNewCastle.org. Residents can also download our mobile app – My New Castle 311. With the mobile app you can pinpoint the location of the issue with GPS and attach photos right from your phone. My New Castle 311 mobile app is available for use on Apple and Android smartphones: iTunes or Google Play.

Town Camp Registration is Now Open

Town Camp registration is now open!. Early bird discounts by May 4th. Save $50 to $100 per registration (Tots, Camp Adventure and On the Go). Camp Catalog

Online registration : You will be required to enter dates of your child’s immunizations. Please have these dates available before you start the registration process. All online registrations will be charged a 2% Convenience Fee.

In person or mail in registration: You may print the registration form, complete the form along with immunization dates and mail the form and payment to New Castle Recreation, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514 or bring the form and payment to the Recreation & Parks Dept. Office at Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 8:45am-4:30pm

New Castle Recreation & Parks Spring Programs

Registration is now open. View the catalog here.

Spring Programs at the New Castle Historical Society

Women’s History, History of Millwood Lecture, Antiques Appraisal Day, and House Tours

The NCHS kicks off their spring calendar with Curator-led Talk & Tours of the exhibition, New Castle’s Carrie Chapman Catt & the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The exhibition features contemporary historic photographs from Westchester County Historical Society, the New York State Museum, and the Library of Congress; a 1917 petition in support of women’s suffrage, including over 800 signatures from local Westchester County women (on loan to the NCHS from the Ossining Historical Society); an Evelyn Rumsey Cary “Woman Suffrage” Poster; and several replica artifacts related to women’s suffrage, including “Votes for Women” sashes, pennants, buttons, and plates. The exhibition is open to the public, and visitors may also schedule private curator-led tours of the exhibition through the end of May 2018.

Later in April, the NCHS teams up with the Rago Arts & Auction Center to offer an Antiques Roadshow-style Appraisal Day at the Greeley House. On Saturday, April 28th, visitors are invited to have their family heirlooms or garage sale treasures appraised at the Horace Greeley House. The appraisals will be conducted by four special guest experts (fine art, jewelry, silver, and general).

In May, the NCHS’s popular “Castles of New Castle” House Tour returns on May 17th. This event, one of the society’s main annual fundraisers, provides ticketholders with the opportunity to explore five exquisite homes in the Town of New Castle. All proceeds from this event benefit the New Castle Historical Society. Tickets for the event will be available beginning mid-April.

If you would like more information regarding these programs, or to register for an event, please visit www.newcastlehs.org or contact NCHS Executive Director Cassie Ward at director@newcastlehs.org or 914-238-4666.