New Castle Community eNewsletter 09/28/18

 

The New Castle eNewsletter

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.

NEW: Composting Kits for Sale!

Composting kitOn March 12, 2018, the New Castle Town Board unanimously authorized a food scrap recycling program for residents! Food scraps are one of the largest components of trash sent to landfills and incinerators. The SAB will be selling Composting kits at the Farmer’s Market this Saturday. Our pilot program has only 300 kits so get yours while they’re still available.

The kits cost $25 and consist of a kitchen collection bin, a locking transportation bin to take the waste to the Recycling Center and compostable bags for both bins.

You can also buy the kits you need to participate at the Recycling Center. For more information email Composting@MyNewCastle.org.

Chappaqua Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House

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Sparkle for a Cause – Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund

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NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Chappaqua Girl Scouts
  • Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Traffic Light timing at the intersection of Roaring Brook Road and the Saw Mill Parkway
  • Federal Limitations State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions
  • Black Bears
  • Millwood – Cell Tower
  • Millwood – Train Trestle Banner
  • Habitat for Humanity Update
  • 2019 Budget Meeting

Click here to read the full supervisors report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • First Half of 2018-2019 School Taxes are Due!
  • 120 Sidewalk Update – Elm to Grafflin School
  • 2019 Tentative Budget

Click here to read the full adminstrators report.

NEW: LWVNC – Learn About the League!

LWV LogoThe League of Women Voters of New Castle invites you to Learn About the League on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Local restaurant in Chappaqua from 9:30-11am.

Are you new to town or the League? Have some free time in your busy day or looking to take on a new project? Are you looking to get educated or become involved in community concerns but can’t find a way?

Join us to Learn About the League. This is a great way to meet local League members and learn about how the League operates at the National, State, and Local levels. The coffee and pastries are on us!

NEW: Friends of Greeley Theatre Fundraiser

Midnight at the Masquerade
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM
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The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. Its up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Attend the Billionaires Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, Venetian masks, suits, and masquerade attitude encouraged. Get ready for a glamorous night of mystery and intrigue.

Click here to purchase tickets.

NEW: Harvest Fest Pumpkin Patch

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NEW: Chappaqua Indian Community Outreach Event – India Day!

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Chappaqua Indian community is organizing a fun-filled event called “India Day” next Saturday October 6th from 2pm to 4pm. The event highlights Indian cultural dances, and musical performances, along with crafts and activities for kids. The event’s purpose is to showcase India’s rich culture, art, heritage and diversity, and will also feature performances by various students from Chappaqua school District. There are also creative crafts and activities for the kids and adults. The event is free.

Please come and support our event as we are expecting a heavy turnout. Please feel free to reach out at 914-479-8822 for any questions or concerns.

NEW: Community Cocktail Party to Help Reunite Immigrant Families

cocktailsCalling all cocktail lovers from lands afar…

All are invited to the first annual Community Cocktail Party on October 17 from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Aesop’s Fable in Chappaqua (13 King St). The New Castle Diversity & Inclusion Committee and The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host this fun fundraising event. The event is open to everyone and all proceeds will be donated to IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TOGETHER, an organization that works to reunite mothers with their children. The cost will be $40 per person, including international cocktails, wine from Italy and France, sangria, pizza appetizers and other finger food.

Don’t miss the event of the season and the chance to meet up with your friends and neighbors, as well as make many new friends and business contacts! To sign up for this event, please click here.

NEW: ChappPAC – The United States Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet

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Free Community Concert
USAF Heritage of America Band
Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd.

The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet repertoire. It is a component of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism and communicate the Air Force story.

Sponsored: The Town of New Castle and The Chappaqua Library all library programs are free and open to the public.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Rabbit!

Farmers market headerIt was both my mom’s rustic cooking and her healthy appetite that made my father fall in love with my mother, but it was herrabbit in paprika sauce that made him get down on one knee. This humble stew was a touchstone dish in our home and whenever my sister or I brought a gentleman caller home – my parents would prepare the rabbit dish to see if it (and the boyfriend) passed muster. If the dish didn’t fly, neither did the guy.

Read more at the Farmkers Market Blog.

ChappPAC – Jordan Matter

As a real joint effort with the ChappPac, Friends of the ChappPAC and Arts & Culture Committee, Scattered Books will be hosting a live presentation by famed dance photographer (and social media legend) Jordan Matter and launching his new book, Born to Dance. His previous book, Dancers Among Us, was wildly popular, and his 10-minute challenges on Instagram and You Tube have drawn 1M+ followers. Jordan’s work is known worldwide and we are thrilled to host his very first public appearance in conjunction with his new book!

The event will take place at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center on October 14th at 5:00 (doors open at 4:00pm). All tickets come with a seat to the live presentation, which is inspiring and has an anti-bullying and self-esteem building undertone, plus a signed book and a selfie/photo with Jordan. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy a private meet & greet prior to the presentation at 4:30 and front row seating. Additional copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event and Jordan will sign more than 1 copy. You can see Jordan’s amazing photos on his Instagram and also on YouTube. And we may also have a few fun surprises planned at the event =)

Please purchase tickets here and direct any questions to info@scatteredbooks.com

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.

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

Oktoberfest

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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

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.

2018 Fall Festival

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First Congregational Church 2018 Fall Tag Sale

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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.