New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/07/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/07/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update – 2nd Quarter – 2017

Rob Greenstein
Town 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 2017 – to the community about current Town projects and initiatives.

  • Downtown Infrastructure/Streetscape
  • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Mandate Relief
  • More Workers Compensation Savings
  • Paving
  • 120 Sidewalk
  • Railroad Crossing Safety – We Need a Bridge!
  • Distracted Driving
  • Neighborhood Speed Awareness Campaign
  • National Police Week
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Millwood InterGenerate Community Garden
  • Millwood – Habitat for Humanity
  • Millwood – NYSDOT Yard
  • Millwood West End Advisory Board
  • Youth Community Action Committee
  • Basketball Court & Playground at Town Hall / Rec Department
  • New Castle 5K / 10K / Family Fun Run / PAWS Walk
  • New Castle Health and Wellness Committee: Ticks and Lyme Disease Presentation
  • Backyard Chickens
  • Chappaqua Station
  • Hunts Place
  • Electric Community Sign
  • Beautification
  • Coyote Awareness Workshop
  • Downtown Infrastructure/Streetscape

More information is available here.

Chappaqua Infrastructure & Streetscape Groundbreaking Ceremony

Please join us as we celebrate the groundbreaking of the Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project, in front of New Castle Town Hall, on 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua NY, Thursday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.

We are very excited to get started on this monumental project that will include replacement of critical infrastructure and new, wider sidewalks, attractive new public spaces, and charming details throughout Chappaqua’s Downtown. Most importantly, the streetscape work will also have new crosswalks and traffic/parking improvements that will make it safer for residents to walk around our downtown.

NEW: Visit the Brooklyn Bridge

NEW: July & August Senter Street Spotlight – Senior Citizens Program Newsletter

The mission of the senior program is to promote and enhance the quality of life of adults 60 years and over living in our community. Recreation programs and supportive services are offered daily and encourage independence and involvement in community life. Learn, exercise, create and enhance your life through active living.The official bi-monthly town newsletter is for residents 60 plus and will be mailed or e-mailed upon request. Click here to view the Senter Street Spotlight.

To subscribe a senior would simply have to call the Community Center at 914-238-8888 or email our Recreation Supervisor, Brittany Neider, at You can receive the Senter Street Spotlight via email or regular mail.

2017 Chappaqua Summer Concert Series

July 5th Don DuPont Big Band 7pm

July 12 FDR Drive (Premiere Party Band) 7pm

July 19 Country Fresh (Today’s Country Hits) 7pm

July 26 Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band) 7pm

August 2 Chappaqua Orchestra 7pm

NEW: Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale

Shoppers everywhere are invited for an opportunity to join in the festivities and take advantage of exclusive summer savings at the Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale on Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd 2017. During the July Sidewalk Sale, clients can shop town-wide savings at their favorite local boutiques. This is the biggest sale of the year, and last year’s event showed record turnout! Shopper’s received record discounts on apparel, jewelry, gift items, tabletop, décor, bags, accessories and so much more! Hours are 10am to 5pm daily, with some stores staying open until 6pm or 7pm. Check with your local merchant’s as individual times can vary.

Arts & Culture Committee: LawnChair Theater Returns

On Thursday evening, July 27th, at 6:30 pm, 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’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Town Rec Field. In this contemporary production, lovers, nobility, and home-spun actors shoot selfies while Fairies dance to David Bowie.

LawnChair Theater is a summer program bringing Shakespeare to the parks of Westchester since 2005. Their actors come from all over Westchester and Fairfield County, bringing a wide range of theatrical training and experience. The producers’ goal is to contemporize Shakespeare without rewriting him, and to create community through their work and play.

Bring a blanket or a chair and have a picnic dinner while watching the show.

3rd “Revs and Bevs” Car Show

We’re almost a month away from the 3rd “Revs and Bevs” Car Show. This casual car show will take place on July 30th at 11am-3pm at the Chappaqua train station parking lot. The Collectors Car Garage (CCG) will again be sponsoring so expect a great variety of vehicles and clientele, and of course come with your own car! This is a great chance to see many exotic and classic autos of the Westchester area out on the road!This year there will be food trucks, as well as a Big Green Egg demonstration courtesy of Chappaqua Paint and Hardware. There will also be a fundraising opportunity for the Crohns’s and Colitis Foundation.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market: Snap up Some Snapdragons and Shakshuka at the Market this Week

If you missed last week’s market because of the holiday then you missed Treadlight Farm’s first visit to market. Worry not, they are back this week with their jaunty, colorful snapdragons, breathing plenty of color but no fire.Treadlight is a “no till” farm in the Catskills. Farmers Matt and Irene do all their farming in raised beds treading lightly, as it were, on the land they love and preserving it for future generations of farmers.

Read more here.

NEW: 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. Register here.

A Party in Greeley’s Garden: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in NYS

Railroad Crossing Safety: Red Flashing Lights

A controlled railroad crossing usually has red lights along with a crossing gate. Wait for gates to rise AND for the red lights to stop flashing – that’s the law.

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.

New Castle Flag Football League

The very popular NFL Flag Football League is coming back again this Fall to New Castle. This program is for kids in grades 3-6 (Fall of 2017). The program will begin on the first week in September with team practices on the 6th and 8th. Weekly practices will then occur on Mondays along with one weekly game scheduled on either Wednesday or Friday evenings under “the lights” at Recreation Field. Spots are limited so early registration is encouraged. Participants will receive a NFL team jersey. Mouth guards are required.Click here to register.

Inside Chappaqua: ‘Curtains Up’ at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Photo by Carolyn Paul SimpsonWe were so lucky to be able to save this theater,” Town Councilwoman Lisa Katz said, at the start of an animated conversation about the current uses and all the grand possibilities for the Town of New Castle’s Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (ChappPac), the stately white building previously known as the Wallace Auditorium on the old Readers Digest campus.

With its airy interior and 300-plus, plush red velvet seats, and ample outdoor parking, the ChappPac already serves as ‘home’ to the town’s beloved Chappaqua Orchestra, whose productions there have been ongoing. Most recently, the Chappaqua Orchestra performed a second Storybook Concert and a Concerto Winner’s Concert inside its doors. Early on, a simulcast from Hamilton drew 125 attendees. More information available here.

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester Raffle for a BMW

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.