New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/21/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/21/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

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.

NEW: Informational Workshop on…Affordable & Workforce Housing at Chappaqua Crossing Apartments

Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Pegasus Room)
Chappaqua Crossing – 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514Chappaqua Crossing Apartments
One, Two & Three Bedroom Apartments
Located at former Readers Digest headquarters in Chappaqua, New York
Applications and Brochures available at the workshop

Community Amenities
Outdoor parking, landscaped interior courtyards, on-site property management, Smoke-free community & pet-friendly policies, playground area, gym, on-site laundry rooms, multi-purpose room.

NEW: Take It Or Leave It Shop – Sat, July 22nd

The Take It Or Leave It Shop plans to be open as usual, 9-12 A.M. on Saturday, but if the heat and humidity becomes too much, it may close early.

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

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 is Making Waves to Fight Against Cancer!

Chappaqua is hosting its 6th annual Swim Across America event on Sunday, July 23, to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment. Tragically, so many in our community have been impacted in some way by this horrible disease — this is a great way to make a difference.The swim will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Chappaqua Swim & Tennis Club. All participants are welcome to join by swimming a half mile or a mile. This year we are so pleased to welcome swimmers from Birchwood Swim & Tennis Club, Bedford Village and Lewisboro Swim & Dive Team, who have all pledged to join us. You can learn more, register to swim or donate to this worthy cause by visiting the website.

Chappaqua Summer Concert Series

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

August 2 Chappaqua Orchestra 7pm

Plastic Bag Recycling

Plastic Bag Recycling

By the New Castle Sustainability Advisory BoardCan plastic bags be recycled with curbside pickup?
The short answer is no.

This is based on the requirements from ReCommunity, the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Beacon, NY that receives and processes our recyclables. Specifically:

  • Plastic bags (single-use shopping bags, newspaper bags, produce bags, chip bags, dry cleaning bags and Ziploc-type bags) cannot be recycled at curbside pick-up.
  • Plastic bags, including blue bags, cannot be used to contain recycling. Recyclables for curbside pick-up must be loose in recycling bins.
  • These rules also apply to recyclables being brought to the Recycling Center (210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua)

For more information on recycling plastic bags, please go to the SAB website.New Castle collects around 200 tons of recyclables per month, but many households still have items going into the trash that should be recycled. For more recycling tips, please check out the Single Stream Recycling flyer below and go to our Department of Public Works’ recycling page.

Please contact the Sustainability Advisory Board at for additional questions or comments.

Chappaqua Infrastructure & Streetscape Groundbreaking Ceremony – with Photos

Adam Brodsky
Deputy Supervisor / Chair of Downtown Streetscape Committee
I would like to start off by thanking a partial list of the many members of the team who have brought us to this point today: Supervisor Greenstein, Councilwomen Katz, Councilman Saland, Councilwomen Makowska as well as former Town Board members, Councilman Chapin and Councilwomen Mottel, Town Administrator Jill Simon Shapiro, Director of Planning Sabrina Charney Hull, Environmental Coordinator Stephen Coleman, Deputy Town Engineer Robert Cioli, Board of Architectural Review Chairman Robert Schenkel, Co-Chairs of the Beautification Advisory Board Phyllis Furnari and Monica De Janosi as well as all the Members of the Streetscape Committee Dana Berk, Beth Hundgen, Jeffrey Kohn and Lauren Levin as well as the entire team at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Boswell Engineering and ELQ Industries. I apologize in advance for anyone I missed but your contribution has not gone unnoticed as this was truly a group effort by so many members of the Community.

Click here to read complete speech.

Click here to see photos taken by Carolyn Simpson – DoubleVision Photographers.

Click here to read article in Examiner.

Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Chappaqua Infrastructure & Streetscape Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • High School Improvements
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • Railroad Crossing Safety
  • Route 120
  • Distracted Driving
  • Trail Crossing Ahead
  • Clean Energy Community
  • Electric Vehicles | Sustainable Westchester
  • Route 117
  • NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia
  • Double Utility Poles
  • Dianne Kleinmann
  • Keeping of Poultry
  • Welcome Banner

For more information, click here.Jill Shapiro
Administrator, New Castle

  • DPW Summer Update
  • Summer Hours
  • Town Board Schedule for July and August

For more information, click here

Chappaqua Community Day

This year, the annual Chappaqua Community Day will be held on September 16th at the Chappaqua Train Station parking lot. Community Day is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chappaqua. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your businesses and organizations to residents. Please review the attached Registration Form for more information. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Rotary Club of Chappaqua is a community organization made up of residents, leaders of the community, and local business owners. The Club meets locally every Monday. In additional to having lunch together, meetings include a speaker dealing with a topic of local and/or global importance, as well as updates on Rotary projects. However, most of the real work of Rotary takes place outside of the weekly meeting. The Club gives back to local organizations and projects, helps organize community events, and support the initiatives of Rotary International.

Here’s a link to download an application.

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.

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.

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.