New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/13/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

2018 Summer Concert Series

Please join us at 7pm at the Recreation Field / Gazebo in downtown Chappaqua for the 2018 Summer Concert Series. We’ll have multiple food trucks & fun activities for the kids.

Next week is Tramps Like Us – a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band!

Wed., 7/18 – Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen cover band)
Wed., 7/25 – Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart
Wed., 8/1 – FDR Drive

Thank you to our sponsors:

Series Sponsor:
Breezemont Day Camp

Gold Sponsors:
JP McHale Pest Management
Mountain Treatment Center

Platinum Sponsors
Club Fit
Financial Asset Management Corp
Korth & Shannahan
Saw Mill Club
Sunrise Solar Solutions
Sunshine Children’s Home

Diamond Sponsors
Breeze
Jodi’s Gym
Northern Westchester Hospital

Walk on Down to Chappaqua’s Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale July 19-21, 2018

More than 40 Chappaqua merchants will be participating in this year’s Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale, a three-day extravaganza taking place Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Featuring everything from jewelry and handbags to apparel and art, the event is a perfect opportunity for both residents and visitors to buy quality merchandise at incredible prices.

NEW: July 14 is the first Chappaqua Art Market of the season!

The Northern Westchester Artists Guild partners with the town of New Castle to do the first Chappaqua Art Market of this season on Saturday, July 14th form 9A-1P next to and concurrent to the fabulous Chappaqua Farmers Market at the historic Chappaqua train station plaza. See, and purchase the fabulous fine art crafts and fine art and photography of some of NWAGs fabulous artists. We look forward to see you there!!

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Sugar snaps & apricots – it’s mid-summer at the market!

Sugar snaps are the stars of the edible pod peas. They are sweeter, crunchier and have more actual “pea flavor” than their peers, namely snow peas. The “invention” of the snap pea was, in fact, the result of a happy accident. In 1969, a young breeder named Calvin Lamborn was asked to develop a snow pea with a straighter and smoother pod. After doing some cross-breeding, he spotted a rogue offshoot with a thicker pod than regular peas and immediately singled it out as a possible candidate. Years later, instead of an improved snow pea he had something much better: the sugar snap.

Read more here.

NEW: President Bill Clinton Book Signing

Please join us in welcoming President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson to celebrate the release of their new novel, The President is Missing, Monday, July 16th @ 6pm. Admission to the book signing is by wristband only, which can be redeemed with your Eventbrite ticket starting at 12 noon at the Library on the day of the event.

Scattered Books, the local bookstore, will be at the library at 12 noon if you wish to purchase one additional copy of the book to be signed. Your wristband guarantees you a copy of the signed book. No outside copies of the book will be signed. Please note there will be no book personalization. No photos allowed on the stage. You may take photos from the theater floor. The ticket price includes the cost of the book plus tax. Please note, none of the proceeds will be going to the Library. This is a book signing only!

NEW: Supervisor Quarterly Update – 2nd Quarter – 2018

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

I have said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. From the start, I have believed that your Town Supervisor should be guided by rights and obligations. The rights of the community to be heard and to be informed are critical to a responsive Town Government. And we must always be conscious of our obligations to listen and communicate effectively as we work to address current concerns and problems while at the same time improving our Town and planning for the future. I also recognize that while town-wide issues are my focus, no individual matter is too small for a responsive town government. I welcome those opportunities for more personal contact with residents. As we look ahead, there remains much work to be done, and I will continue to work hard for the entire community. It is my pleasure, then, as Supervisor to provide a quarterly report – 2nd Quarter of 2018 – to the community about current Town projects and initiatives.

  • Recreation
  • Taxi Service at the Chappaqua Train Station
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Westchester County Airport
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • ChapLine
  • Sustainability
  • Paving
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Sunshine Children’s Home
  • Internet Purchase Exchange Location
  • Distract Driving – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/Lifesavers Award for Public Service
  • Raising the Age for Tobacco & Vape Product Purchases
  • 120 Sidewalk
  • Electronic Message Board
  • PBA Contract
  • Gun Violence
  • School Safety
  • Town Code Concerning Tree Preservation
  • Federal Limitations State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions
  • Workers Comp Savings
  • Millwood – Train Trestle Banner
  • Closing lower King
  • Park Ranger / Animal Warden
  • Cell Tower

Read the full 2nd quarter update here.

NEW: Making Waves to Fight Cancer 2018

Do you or your children enjoy swimming? How about swimming some laps for a great cause! Chappaqua Swim & Tennis (CST) is hosting its 7th annual Swim Across America event on Sunday, July 22, to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment. The swim will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. and all participants are welcome to join by swimming a half mile or a mile and stay on to enjoy breakfast treats, donated by local merchants.

Last year 80 swimmers of all ages and abilities, raised nearly $70,000 by swimming a half mile or a mile at CST’s event.

This year CST is expecting swimmers from local swim clubs to take part. Jolyn, a popular swim and athletic wear vendor, will host a pop-up shop and donate 10% of all proceeds to Swim Across America.

Click here to donate to this worthy cause or to register to participate in Swim Across America at CST.

Chappaqua Library Events

Concert: New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Non-professional musicians in and around Westchester County are given an opportunity to build musicianship in a supportive, non-competitive setting, while practicing and performing significant orchestral and ensemble works. The program will include works by Haydn, Bizet, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. Conducted by Benjamin Niemczyk
Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 3PM

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

Kick off your summer shopping at House Of 29 Lifestyle Boutique By Sarah (39 S. Greeley Avenue) during this year’s annual summer sidewalk sale (July 19th-21st)! Save up to 70% off on fine jewelry, clothing and accessories! Special preview days: Monday July 16th through Wednesday July 18th.
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The Amadeus Performing Arts Camp production of ANNIE will be TONIGHT, July 13, at Whippoorwill Hall at the Armonk Library, 19 E. Main Street. Tickets available at the door, $15 for adults, $10 for kids age 12 and under.
The Summer Early Childhood interactive instrumental music class for ages 3-5 begins this week at Amadeus in Chappaqua (210 King Street). In addition, summer private music lessons will be offered through August in all instruments and voice for ages 4-7. For more info, please call 914-238-0388, visit amadeusconservatory.com or email amadeusconservatoryofmusic@gmail.com.
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The hip-kid (77 S. Greeley Avenue) BIG SUMMER BLOW OUT SALE is starting! 25% off all summer clothing and additional savings of 40-70% off! They carry clothing, toys and accessories for babies, kids, teens and now hip-Moms too! Also come be a part of their “Lemonade (stand…for a cause!) by either stopping by for lemonade on Saturdays 11am-2pm or by signing up your kids to volunteer and work the stand! Over $1100 raised so far for various charities! Call for more info 914-861-2710 or visit www.hip-kid.com or www.lemonadestandforacause.com.
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Kittle House (11 Kittle Road) won Best of Westchester this year!
Best Wine Menu
Best Private Event Space
Best Lobster Night (Editor’s Pick)
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Next week Chappaqua Paint & Hardware (59 S. Greeley Avenue) will be giving a 20% discount on all light bulbs when customers mention code Light 20 at checkout.
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Don’t miss the sidewalk sale at ICD (75 S. Greeley Avenue)! The outdoor collection of jewelry will be 50% off retail, and the indoor collection will be 20%-50% off. Come early for the best selection!
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LawnChair Theater Returns!

LawnChair Theater Returns with the perfect play for the middle of summer. The Town of New Castle along with the Art & Culture Committee present LawnChair Theater Company’s version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Recreation Field on Friday, July 20th at 6:30 pm. Bring a blanket or a chair and have a picnic dinner while watching the play.

Please note: The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center is the rain venue.

Lawn Chair Theater is a summer theater program that has brought outdoor performances to the parks of Westchester since 2005. They have had great fun producing plays of Shakespeare during summertime. Their casts are multi-generational, blending both professional and amateur performers. Their goal is to contemporize Shakespeare without rewriting him, and to create community through their work and play.

Summer Recreation is Now Open

Click here to register.

Registration open for 3rd/4th/5th/6th Grade Fall 2018 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. 8th through Nov. 3rd. 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.