New Castle Community eNewsletter 09/21/18

 

The New Castle eNewsletter

Lecture – Bears in Our Backyard

Bears in our backyardJoin Mianus River Gorge’s Preserve Manager, Budd Veverka, for an in-depth look at the new arrival to our backyard, black bears.

September 24th , 7PM in Town Hall Assembly Room, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua NY

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 22

480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid.

With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards. In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.

Tickets available here.

Celebrate Art & Music: NWAG partners w/ Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 22 at 5 PM – 8 PM Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, New York 10514

Hosted by The Northern Westchester Artists Guild

NEW: Be The Good – Chappaqua Rotary

be the goodChappaqua Rotary’s annual Community Day had the highest attendance ever – with more activities, music, and 57 offers to donate blood! We hope you enjoyed the day. We are already in the planning stages for next year!

Who We Are

Founded in 1983, Chappaqua Rotary strives to be the good. We are part of Rotary International, an organization with over 1.2 million members serving in over 155 countries, and recognized as the longest running service organization in the world.

What We Do

Locally, we strive to BE THE GOOD in our community. We are active and financial supporters of many worthy causes such as the GraceNotes Outreach program (which brings chamber music to prisons), the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater NYC (formerly Habitat for Humanity of Westchester), the Face of America Liberty Ride (for disabled veterans), SPCA of Westchester, and various others.

Interested in Joining?

We are always looking for new members who are interested in meeting the need within our community. Contact Eileen Gallagher at Eileen.chappaquarotary@gmail.com for more information.

NEW: ChappPAC Children’s Programming

FREE Musical Theatre Workshop Open House

Saturday, October 6, 11am-12pm for ages 3-6 and 12:30-2:30pm for ages 7-16youth educationCome learn firsthand about all the wonderful things happening for kids at ChappPAC this fall. Join Westchester’s finest musical theatre instructors on-stage and learn about all the opportunities for kids this fall at ChappPAC. From 11am-12pm, students ages 3-6 will learn a song from Peter Pan and perform for parents and friends on stage at the end of the workshop. From 12:30-2:30 students ages 7-11 and 12-16 will learn and perform a song and dance from Hamilton.

Wicked Workshop

Monday, October 15, 4:30pm-6:30pmWicked WorkshopExclusive opportunity for young theater lovers to Join two current Broadway actors who are former cast members of Wicked! Arielle Jacobs whose Broadway credits include; Jasmine in Aladdin (current), Wicked, In the Heights and Rent and Alicia Albright whose Broadway credits include dance captain in Frozen (current) and Dance Captain in Wicked, as well as national tours of All Shook Up and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Participants will learn a portion of a Wicked song and dance combo from Broadway cast members and two professional music directors. The session culminates with the students performing on stage for parents and friends and a Q&A session with the actors about their experience to educate and inspire the next generation of performers and theatre lovers.

Two separate age groups: 7-12 and 13-18

Early Bird (prior to September 25): $150 per workshop

After September 25th: $175 per workshop

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.chappaquapac.org or call 914-458-5143.

Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets

November 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmTim KubartTim Kubart’s concerts are an indie pop dance party for all ages. Joined on stage by his band, the “Space Cadets” (and a tap-dancing sidekick!), Tim performs songs celebrating real life kid and family moments and milestones. No matter the venue, a Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets show is highly interactive, musically rich, and always speaks to kids at the top of their intelligence.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Musical Theatre Technique and Audition Prep Workshop

Monday, November 26, 4:30pm-6:30pmaudition workshopJoin Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Wicked, Godspell, Grease) and Broadway star Derek Klena (Anastasia, Wicked, Bridges of Madison County) to learn about musical theatre technique and audition preparation. These two veterans of Broadway will provide insightful instruction in a fun and encouraging environment. The session culminates with the students performing on stage for parents and friends and a Q&A session with the actors about their experience to educate and inspire the next generation of performers and theatre lovers.

Two separate age groups: 7-12 and 13-18

Early Bird (prior to September 25): $150 per workshop

After September 25th: $175 per workshop

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.chappaquapac.org or call 914-458-5143

NEW: Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Flyer

NEW: Sparkle for a Cause – Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund

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NEW: Chappaqua Library Author Talk Another Side of Paradise: A Novel

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 7PMAuthor Sally Koslow writes an account of the real-life love affair between F. Scott Fitzgerald and gossip columnist Sheilah Graham. Working from Ms. Graham’s memoirs, interviews and letters, the author brings the pair – and 1930’s Hollywood – gloriously to life.

“Looking for something deliciously dishy with a side of wry? This golden age Hollywood novel is your ticket.” Oprah.com

Sally Koslow writes for the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, The Boston Globe and others.

Cosponsored with the Town of New Castle.
Location: Town Hall Assembly Hall
200 South Greeley Ave.
Chappaqua, NY 10514

NEW: Chappaqua Library Lecture: From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies Over Nazi-Looted Art

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 @ 7pmRaymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in copyright litigation and Nazi art looting, will present an overview of art theft during World War II and look at how the sale of stolen works bankrolled large parts of the Nazi war machine.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, The New York Times on the front page in the Arts section published an article by William D. Cohan, titled, Jewish Heirs Challenge an Art Foundation Ally. Raymond Dowd was quoted in the article.

Cosponsor: Town of New Castle
Location: Town Hall Assembly Room
200 South Greeley Ave.

NEW: Chappaqua Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House

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NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Pick Some Peppers This Weekend

Farmers market headerStanding in the Sun Sprout Farm tent last week, I was awed by their panoply of peppers. Remember when Bell peppers were it? And buying a yellow bell pepper seemed exotic? I counted no fewer than 8 varieties in the Sun Sprout bins alone.

In addition to the classic red bell, they had sassy shishito peppers, Carmen peppers, Corno di toro peppers which are sweet and shaped like a bull horn. You can use these in recipes that call for an anaheim or poblano pepper. There were also shiny serranos and spicy jalapeños and those loveable lunchbox peppers – the perfect size for a snack with hummus or dip or to eat out of hand.

Read more at the Farmkers Market Blog.

2018 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

book festivalDon’t miss the sixth annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, September 29, 10 am – 4 pm, at Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, rain or shine. Over 95 beloved authors and illustrators will be there, in person, to thrill, inspire, and instill the love of reading. Books will be available for purchase, including old favorites and latest works. There will be lots of family friendly activities, a great food court, and live entertainment that includes a fun-filled dance party and a bubble bus. It’s the perfect family day. Please go to our website and learn more about the authors that will be at the festival.

To our local business owners, please support the Sixth Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival! For only $100, you can “be a part of our story”. You will receive:

  • Your name as a Community Supporter on our website
  • Your name on signage at the festival
  • Your name on a handout to visitors on Festival day

Click here for Community Supporter Registration Form. Payments may be made by check, or by credit card by pressing the “Donate” button on the homepage of the Website.

Great Chappaqua Bake Sale

Chappaqua bake sale co chairsThe 9th Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, September 29 at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival from 10am – 4pm. This year, a new generation of bake sale co-chairs is taking the lead at running this community driven event. Rebecca Blum and Charlotte & Sophia Spiegel, all Freshmen at Horace Greeley High School, have been involved with the bake sale since its inception. This year, they are infusing the bake sale with a youthful energy to encourage other kids to join the cause.

They created a new Instagram account (@greatchappaquabakesale) where they post Hunger Fact Fridays and launched a social media campaign to highlight local business supporters. Bake sale supporters can expect to see some new activities at the kids’ table this year, all to engage the younger generation and help promote a charitable spirit.

The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raffle is back and better than ever with popular prize favorites and lots of new ones too. Tickets can be purchased at the event or online here. Anyone who would like to help bake or volunteer can reach out via thegreatchappaquabakesale@gmail.com.

As always, all proceeds raised support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and will help fund school and summer meals programs in New York State. Together, this small community can once again make a BIG difference in the lives of hungry children.

Face of America Liberty 2018

face of america liberty logoJoin non-profit World T.E.A.M. in our annual Face of America Liberty cycling challenge to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York this September 29, 2018. Participating athletes will ride our single-day bicycle ride along the eastern bank of the Hudson River north to West Point. The ride honors our military — veterans and active duty, both disabled and able-bodied — and celebrates the American Spirit.

Cyclists travel 56 miles on scenic back country roads starting in the historic Sleepy Hollow region, across the Bear Mountain Bridge to West Point. The route is fully-supported with manned rest stops, SAG wagons and mechanic support. A free bus returns athletes to the ride start at the end of the day. Face of America Liberty provides an opportunity to welcome adaptive and able-bodied servicemen and women as teammates and to show them how much we appreciate their service and dedication to the country.

First time Rider? Returning Rider? If you have questions about Face of America Liberty, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or write us an email.

2018 Fall Festival

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First Congregational Church 2018 Fall Tag Sale

2018 tag sale flyer

New Castle Recreation – Fall Registration Has Begun

View Catalog here.

Author Talk Another Side of Paradise: A Novel

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 7PMAnother Side of Paradise CoverAuthor Sally Koslow writes an account of the real-life love affair between F. Scott Fitzgerald and gossip columnist Sheilah Graham. Working from Ms. Graham’s memoirs, interviews and letters, the author brings the pair – and 1930’s Hollywood – gloriously to life.

“Looking for something deliciously dishy with a side of wry? This golden age Hollywood novel is your ticket.” Oprah.com

Sally Koslow writes for the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, The Boston Globe and others.

Cosponsored with the Town of New Castle
Location: Town Hall Assembly Hall
200 South Greeley Ave.
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Dar Williams

Dar Williams Called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker, Dar Williams brings her intimate folk/rock stylings back to her hometown for one night at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Sat 11/17 @ 8pm

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road
Chappaqua

Click here to purchase tickets.

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