New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/26/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/26/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Join Us for the Annual Memorial Day Parade

Join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 29th, starting at 10:30am, with memorial ceremonies at the victory corner monument (corner of King and Bedford road by Talbots/across from Walgreens).

The parade assembles at 10:40am at Ridgewood Terrace and steps off at 11:00 am. Drop off for participants is at the intersection of 120 and Elm street between 10:30am and 10:45am.

During the parade, traffic will be stopped for all motor vehicles except those participating in the parade along the route so please plan accordingly.

A special thank you to Captain James P. Mccauley, Jr. for being the Grand Marshall for 18 straight years! Captain Mccauley’s service organizing our parade, and for reinforcing the importance of this holiday, will be greatly missed! Thank you as well to the Memorial Day Committee: Peter Gaudet, Barbara Jenkel, David Eggerton, Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Lori Townsend and Eric Rosenfeld.

Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day

NEW: Hamlet Streetscape and Infrastructure Project Update: May 22, 2017

Adam Brodsky
Deputy Supervisor
ELQ Industries, Inc., the General Contractor, executed the Streetscape and Infrastructure on May 18, 2017. We are preparing for a kick-off meeting on June 1 with the entire team, and we anticipate that construction will begin in mid-June. The contract contains the following completion milestones that the Contractor must meet:

  • October 1, 2017 — Installation of new water system
  • October 1, 2017 — Installation of new sewer system north of Rite Aid on North Greeley Avenue
  • March 2, 2018 – Completion of all remaining sewer work in the Chappaqua Hamlet
  • November 20, 2018 — Completion of the entire project

I also want to highlight some of the major elements we are constructing so the residents understand the tremendous undertaking that is ahead of us and the beautiful and functional end result we can expect.Infrastructure:

  • Replacement of approx. 1,650 feet of 12-inch water main
  • Replacement of approx. 2,650 of 8 inch and 15-inch sewer mains
  • New storm water management systems along N. and S. Greeley to alleviate flooding
  • New Traffic signal at the intersection of King and Greeley with formalized crosswalks

Streetscape Elements:

  • New Concrete Sidewalks with Brick Paver Trim
  • Decorative Brick Crosswalks
  • ADA Compliant Tactile Warning Surfaces
  • Bluestone in Public Gathering Areas
  • New Granite Curbing
  • Ornamental LED Lighting
  • New / Refinished Benches
  • Trash Receptacles
  • Fluted Bollards
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Seating Walls
  • Ornamental Fencing
  • Planter Boxes with Plantings
  • New Trees with Identification Plaques and Grates
  • Clock

NEW: Chappaqua Hamlet Construction Project Informational Meeting

Please join members of the New Castle Town Board and Boswell Engineering for a free, informational meeting regarding the upcoming construction project in the Chappaqua Hamlet. When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT Where: New Castle Town Hall Assembly Room, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514 An overview of the project will be provided including:

  • Where will the work begin?
  • When will the work be done (day work vs night work)?
  • Daily start time?
  • When will the project actually begin?
  • How will merchants and residents get information during the project?
  • How will we get construction updates?
  • What is the information portal and how do I access it?
  • How will I be able to reach people to ask questions and get answers, to voice concerns?
  • How do I let people know about a special event? Holiday? Promotional or Sale day?

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Workers Compensation Savings…
  • Millwood West End Advisory Board
  • Composting Program
  • Mandate Relief Committee
  • 120 Sidewalk
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Beautification
  • LED Streetlights
  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • New Events
  • Chappaqua’s 4th Annual Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day

More information available here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • Memorial Day Parade May 29th
  • Confidential Paper Shredding
  • Con Ed Gas Replacement – North Greeley Avenue

More information available here.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Memorial Day Weekend

Chappaqua Farmers Market
One little piggy went to the beach for the Memorial day weekend.
One little piggy went to a college graduation.
One little piggy stayed home.
But one little piggy went to the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market and was SO glad he did, because Three Little Pigs BBQ was visiting the market that day. That’s right, the hoppin’ Hawthorne BBQ joint is bringing their food truck to the market to help us kick off a season of barbecuing. They will be dishing out brisket, dry-rub ribs and their famous vinegar slaw.

That’s right, the hoppin’ Hawthorne BBQ joint is bringing their food truck to the market to help us kick off a season of barbecuing. They will be dishing out brisket, dry-rub ribs and their famous vinegar slaw.

Planning on grilling this weekend? Letterbox will have some of their monster pork chops, Stone & Thistle is bringing all the brats and sausage you could possibly need. FarmEats has you covered on steaks. And don’t forget to grill up some asparagus too. Read more on the blog.

NEW: New Castle Health and Wellness Committee: Ticks and Lyme Disease Presentation

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Thank you to our Health & Wellness Task Force for putting together a very informative educational presentation on tick and Lyme Disease prevention and awareness. It was taped and can be viewed here, on New Castle Community Media Center. Ticks are out in force this year, especially in our area. Learn how to protect yourself from tick bites, what to do when you find a tick, and what symptoms to look for with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases found in Westchester County. Lots resources have been updated to the Town’s website.

NEW: 3rd Annual Art Around Town

Every art lover will find a work to enjoy in the Northern Westchester Artists Guild show this June, as Art Around Town comes to Chappaqua. Art Around Town features some of the best local arts in the Tri-State area hosted by the generosity of 25 plus merchants in Chappaqua. and highlights the diversity of area talent.The event kicks off on Thursday June 1st at 5pm and the opening night festivities will go to 8:30pm. HGSH Acapella group will be preforming and all the participating merchants will have mini receptions in their stores. Visitors can pick up an event map of participating merchants and artists at the main tent in front of Desires By Mikolay.

Art Around Town is easily enjoyed by the community. The art will be available for viewing and purchase during June and in conjunction with each establishment’s business hours, or by appointment. The event will conclude at the end June.

The Northern Westchester Artists Guild is a group of artists from the Tri-State area, bringing their creative arts to venues around Westchester’s neighborhoods. Both emerging and established artists present their work allowing viewers the opportunity to appreciate and purchase quality art one can live with.

NEW: June 3rd Confidential Paper Shredding

June 3, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


80th Annual Strawberry Festival

Keeping the Tradition Alive- 80 Years! The Community is invited to join us in our annual celebration- Food, Games, Vendors, Petting Zoo and of course STRAWBERRIES!

Strawberry Festival Poster

NEW: Chappaqua Used Book Sale

NEW: Buy a Burger, Build a House

NEW: Habitat for Humanity of Westchester Raffle for a BMW

Into The Woods

Come see the most talented kids in Westchester perform with the Award-winning Lighthouse Youth Theatre in Stephen Sondheim’s storybook musical…Into the Woods!

This wonderful show takes our favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.See Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel in this fun, heartwarming production!

Support tomorrow’s broadway stars TODAY at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center!

Come see the Protege cast, LYT’s advanced teen acting troupe, on May 19th and 20th & LYT’s MainStage cast on June 3rd and 4th.

Into the Woods Flyer

Theater Camp at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Summer on Stage

Theater Camp at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Summer on Stage Learn and grow through the sounds of musical theater. Eight different Broadway themed weeks ending in a showcase where everyone shines! Summer on Stage is open to youth ages 5-15. Each week will run from 9am-3pm Monday – Friday at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Click here to register.

  • Week 1: Beauty and the Beast – 06/26/17 – 06/30/17
  • Week 2: The Sound of Music – 07/05/17 – 07/07/17
  • Week 3: Seussical – 07/10/17 – 07/14/17
  • Week 4: Peter Pan – 07/17/17 – 07/21/17
  • Week 5: The Little Mermaid – 07/24/17 – 07/28/17
  • Week 6: The Wizard of Oz – 07/31/17 – 08/04/17
  • Week 7: Matilda – 08/07/17 – 08/11/17
  • Week 8: The Lion King – 08/14/17 – 08/18/17

Distracted Driver Diversion Course – Open to the Public!

The course is offered to persons ticketed for distracted driving offenses in the Town of New Castle. However, a few residents have expressed interest in attending this course, especially with their teenage drivers. This course is now open to anyone who wants to watch an impactful presentation that can change attitudes and cause drivers to make a decision to stop using electronic devices while driving.

We will be offering the course on 5/23, 7/10, 8/29, 10/23 and 12/21. The course starts at 7pm and lasts about one hour. All of the sessions are at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (formerly known as Wallace Auditorium) except for the December 21st session which will be at the Chappaqua Library. Register here.

Registration is Open for Next Fall’s New Castle Field Hockey Association’s Program for 3rd-6th Graders

field hockey banner
Registration open for 3rd/4th/5th/6th Grade Fall 2017 Field Hockey Program Registration is now open for the New Castle Field Hockey Association’s Fall Clinics for rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The clinics will be held on Saturday afternoons at HGHS from Sept. 9th through Nov. 11th.The sessions will be conducted by the HGHS Varsity coaches. Click here for the registration form and more information. Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Millwood-West End Advisory Board

The Millwood-West End Advisory Board (“MWEAB”) monitors events in and represents the interest of Millwood and the West End of Town. The Board advises the Town Board about programs that will contribute to making the Hamlet of Millwood and the West End attractive and comfortable areas for both residents and businesses. The Board works in cooperation with the Town’s Beautification Advisory Board, Conservation Board, Planning Board, Board of Architectural Review and Housing Advisory Committee.

The goals of MWEAB include improving the appearance of Millwood and the West End by cleaning up messy areas, removing unsightly objects and working with the Town and property owners to correct zoning violations.

The appointment is for a three (3) year term. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month.

A resume with a cover letter identifying why you would like to become a member of the MWEAB should be submitted to Jill Shapiro, the New Castle Town Administrator at

Neighborhood Speed Awareness Campaign

Problems with speeding vehicles often involve local drivers who are daily roadway users and live in or nearby the affected neighborhood. A Speed Awareness Campaign is an effective way to remind local drivers to lower their speeds and be extra cautious in residential neighborhoods. These campaigns are a great way for New Castle residents and police to work together to make the neighborhood safer.

For the campaign to work we need at least a few (hopefully many) neighbors who will agree to place a “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” lawn sign in front of their home during the campaign. One neighbor will be the contact person who will distribute the signs to the neighborhood volunteers. The Police Department will install similar metal signs at appropriate locations near the entrance to the neighborhood. The campaign will run for at least two weeks. If requested the neighborhood will be placed on a rotation list and the campaign will return on a rotating basis once or twice annually.

We also offer similar “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25” signs for streets with a 25mph maximum speed limit.

If you are interested in bringing a speed awareness campaign to your neighborhood, please contact the office of the Chief of Police – or call 914-238-7292.

First Congregational Church: Youth Shoe Drive