New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/02/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/02/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Thank You to Captain James P. Mccauley, Jr.

Rob Greenstein
Town Supervisor

While most towns cancelled their Memorial Day Parades today we didn’t let a few rain drops deter us. Instead, we were prepared and handed out red, white & blue umbrellas to our honored guests! A great day for the community!

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. Nice article in the Patch.

Click here for Doublevision Photographers photo gallery.

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!

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June 3rd Confidential Paper Shredding

June 3, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Buy a Burger, Build a House

NEW: Arts & Culture Committee: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center featured in LoHud

Ever since Reader’s Digest pulled up stakes and left Chappaqua, selling to developer Summit/Greenfield in 2004, theater folks in Westchester have been wondering about the fate of the 425-seat Wallace Auditorium. Lisa Katz used to work at Reader’s Digest and recalls attending state-of-the-company meetings there. She is now on New Castle’s Town Board and chairs the arts and culture committee. Katz said the theater, a free-standing building just inside the gates off Bedford Road, was slated to be demolished as developers worked to attract retailers such as Whole Foods and Lifetime Fitness and to build housing there. We said this is a gem, how can we let this go?” Katz said. “We negotiated to basically have them give it to us for a dollar. Now the town owns this building and we’re going to make it into the preeminent destination for the arts in northern Westchester.” For more information, read here.

NEW: Exceptional People Committee: Garden Craft Workshop” for people of ALL abilities

NEW: Greeley Players Lead Section 1 in First Day of State Tournament

Top seeds James Wei and Dylan Glickman made it to the quarterfinals by winning their only match 6-0, 6-1. Spencer Lowitz and Kenta Togo made it to the quarterfinals as well, winning their first match 6-3, 6-0 and second match 6-1, 6-3. Both teams along with the rest of the Section 1 players (Sean Wei, Hayden Cassone, Luke Smith, Charlie Levinson and Connor Aylett) begin Quarterfinal play Friday at 8am at the National Tennis Center.

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.

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

Chappaqua Used Book Sale

The Annual Used Book Sale, held by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library, will take place next week in the library theater. Donate your books Monday and Tuesday, and find incredible bargains on Thursday and Friday (half price on Saturday and free Sunday afternoon). $2 for the book you’ve always wanted to read? Priceless. Almost all hardcovers and trade paperbacks will be $2, and a few gems will be specially priced at not much more. A preview Wednesday evening will be only for members of the Friends ($30).

NEW: Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer Research- June 17

What: Blum Sisters’ Lemonade Stand benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Chappaqua Farmer’s Market

How you can help:
Local residents can come by for a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade (yes, we squeeze hundreds of lemons by hand). Donations can be made here.

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester Raffle for a BMW

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

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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.

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.