New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/08/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/08/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Getting Into the Holiday Spirit at the Market

The second of three December markets will take place on Saturday. Not only will we have market staples like winter squash, organic eggs and a variety of apples, we will also have a number of prepared food vendors so you can pick up lunch while you’re out shopping. Megha Indian Cuisine is back with samosas, tikka, lentil soup, chana masala and aloo gobi. If you’re in the mood for something more Mediterranean, Mrs. D’s will have a limited amount of her Greek specialties. Three Little Pigs BBQ is also visiting with their stick-to-your-bones ribs and sides. Perfect for a cold winter day!

Read more here.

NEW: After January 1, 2018, Recyclables in Plastic Bags Will Not be Picked Up

Effective January 1, 2018, recyclables in plastic bags will not be picked up. All recyclables must be loose and unbagged and placed in recycling containers. If recyclables are in plastic bags, this SaniPro sticker will be affixed to the plastic bag as a reminder.

NEW: Chappaqua Orchestra – Brahms Requiem

The Brahms Requiem
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4 pm
O’Byrne Chapel
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Michael Shapiro conducts the Westchester Choral Society and The Chappaqua Orchestra in Johannes Brahms’ immortal Ein Deutsches Requiem. Tickets -$25/$10 Students Buy Online.

NEW: New Castle Committee for Diversity & Inclusion: Family Holiday Party

Family Holiday Party: Celebrating Everything & Everybody! — Sunday, December 10th from 1:30-3:00PM at the Chappaqua Library Theater. Hosted by the New Castle Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Divali games, food and prizes. Special highlight: display of diversity logo contest entries and winners.

NEW: SPCA Charity Shopping Soiree at Desires by Mikolay in Chappaqua!

SPCA Charity Shopping Soiree at Desires by Mikolay in Chappaqua! Friday, December 8th 5-9pm.Shoppers will enjoy the 10% savings on their purchases, knowing that each gift selected will benefit the animals at the SPCA of Westchester! Enjoy champagne, small bites and festive fun. Your furry friends are invited too!

There are items in all price ranges and Desires has so many unique gifts in addition to jewelry, so there is something for everyone!

10% of the nights proceeds will be donated to the SPCA of Westchester. Can’t attend? Shop online and use promo code SPCASHOP. For more info find us on social media or email us at info@desiresbymikolay.com. Please note, there is no fee to attend.

We are beyond grateful to Desires by Mikolay who has raised over $40,000 for our animals!

NEW: Chappaqua PAC: Movie Screening – ELF

December 17 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua A hilarious tale about one of Santa’s elves (Will Farrell) who learns of his true identity as a human, embarks on a journey to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan) and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

TICKETS available here.

NEW: Chappaqua Community Grand Chanukah Celebration

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Chappaqua Community Grand Chanukah Celebration

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To take place on the First Night of Chanukah, Tuesday Evening, December 12, 2017 at the New Castle Community Center 10 Senter Street in Chappaqua

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The special program includes:

4:15pm – Arts and Crafts – Make your very own Chanukah Menorah

5:00pm – Exciting Magic Show with Famed Magician

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5:45pm – Lighting of the Giant Menorah in front of the New Castle Community Center

10 Senter Street in Chappaqua, with the Hon. Robert J. Greenstein, Supervisor Town of New Castle

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For more information please contact Chabad at:

Phone: 914.273.9770

Email: chabadacp@gmail.com Web: http://www.chabadacp.com

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season:

Exclusive Member Access With Code “CHAPP”Edwin McCain
Friday, March 9th at 8:00pm
Soulful Greenville, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter with roots in folk, pop, and Americana, Edwin McCain rose to fame with his hit song “I’ll Be”. Edwin comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center this March.
TICKETS

An Intimate Evening With: Rickie Lee Jones
Friday, March 23rd at 8:00pm
Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989), musician, songwriter, and producer comes to the PAC this spring. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. TICKETS

The Chappaqua Orchestra Presents: Music Is Science!
Sunday, March 25th at 3:00pm
TCO’s annual children’s concert features science educator Dr. Patrick Herak and guest conductor Douglas Droste in Music is Science, an educational and interactive concert introducing children to the orchestra, how scientific principles apply to the mechanics and sounds of musical instruments.
TICKETS

Mary Bridget Davies & Mia Dyson
Merging 21st century blues with classic influences, Mary Bridget Davies brings a refreshing twist to the genre. Mia Dyson is an Australian singer/ songwriter who plays with blues and roots influences. Both artists bring their strong sounds to the Chappaqua PAC this spring.
TICKETS

Bat Out Of Hell: A Tribute To Jim Steinman
A tribute to the music of Jim Steinman, including his work with Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and many others.
TICKETS

Leonardo Sandoval
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm
Brazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval, described by the Chicago Sun-Times as strong yet fine-boned, capable of authority and nuance, and praised by the New York Times for his rousing choreography, has established a reputation in the tap world and beyond for his musicality and for adding his own Brazilian flavor to the American art of tap dancing.
TICKETS

Calm Together
Saturday, May 12th at 3:00pm
Calm Together is a mass meditation led by Chappaqua’s own local Wellness Educator and Mindfulness Instructor, Daniel Lauter, joined by top area meditation, mindfulness, yoga and wellness teachers and performers.

Also known as Mindful Dan, Meditation DJ, for over 30 years, Daniel has lead an internationally recognized practice, composing for global meditation and mindfulness workshops with an eclectic, world-renown roster of musicians. He is an Integrative Music and Sound Practitioner within the healing arts field of Sound Therapy. He was one of the first to pioneer the experimental performance and vibrational qualities of Crystal Bowls in the United States, and has developed an extensive palette and collection of Sacred Sounds which he brings to his work. This includes didjeridu, ocarinas, rain sticks, crystal bells, crystal gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bowls, and other Objects d’sound. Stay tuned for full event lineup announcements!!
TICKETS

Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella
Saturday, December 9th at 2:00pm
This adaptation is performed in the street theater style known as Commedia dell’arte with larger-than-life characters, colorful song and dance numbers, and a great message on self-worth for kids. Winner of 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show.
TICKETS

ELF Movie Screening
Sunday, December 17th at 2:00pm
A hilarious tale about one of Santa’s elves (Will Farrell) who learns of his true identity as a human, embarks on a journey to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan) and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
TICKETS

FCC Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

LWVNC Fire Districts elections

FIRE DISTRICT CANDIDATES’ NIGHT AND ELECTIONS

By Sheila Bernson and Jennifer Mebes Flagg
Co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters® of New Castle

On December 12, 2017, the New Castle Fire District No. 1 (Chappaqua Fire District) and the Millwood Fire District will hold their annual elections for Fire Commissioners.

The League of Women Voters® of New Castle invites the community to a Candidates’ Night for the Fire Commissioners elections. We are currently finalizing the date for Candidates’ Night but anticipate that it will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chappaqua Library Theater, 195 South Greeley Avenue. We will confirm the date and venue on the League’s website (www.lwvnewcastle.org) and will post on Facebook.

NEW CASTLE FIRE DISTRICT No. 1
Two Fire Commissioner positions are open, one for a 5-year term and one for a 4-year term. The election is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Bedford Road Firehouse located at the intersection of Route 120 and Route 117.

Brian Jabloner and Charles Rauch are running for the 5-year term and Edwin Frank and Terence Hoey are running for the 4-year term. Information about the candidates is available in our Voters Guide.

MILLWOOD FIRE DISTRICT
One Fire Commissioner position is open for a 5-year term. The election is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Millwood Firehouse at 100 Millwood Road (Route 133).

Jason Lichtenthal is running uncontested for the 5-year term.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Absentee ballots are available for these elections. You can vote by absentee ballot for one of the following four reasons:

  • You are a patient in hospital, or will be confined at home and unable to appear because of illness or disability
  • You will be absent from the county because of duties, studies, occupation or business
  • You will be on vacation outside of the county
  • You will be confined waiting action by a grand jury or confined pending trial in a criminal proceeding or confined for conviction of a crime or offense other than a felony

Links to Absentee Ballot Applications for the two Districts are available below:
New Castle Fire District No. 1 Absentee Ballot Application
Millwood Fire District Absentee Ballot ApplicationDon’t forget to vote!

Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella

December 9 Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514

This adaptation is performed in the street theater style known as Commedia dell’arte with larger-than-life characters, colorful song and dance numbers, and a great message on self-worth for kids. Winner of 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show.

“Perfect for all ages and people attending, with or without kids in tow.” – BroadwayWorld.com.
TICKETS

Help Wanted

Please consider joining one of our volunteer committees. Click on the names to learn more. Here is the application to apply. Please email the completed application to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro, JShapiro@MyNewCastle.org.

Seasonal Reminders from the Beautification Advisory Board

Seasonal Reminders from the Beautification Advisory Board

  1. Leaves must not be blown onto the street.
  2. Snow must not be shoveled onto the street.
  3. Garbage pails should be taken in as soon as possible after they are emptied.

Recreation & Parks Winter Catalog

The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department is offering some great recreation programming this Winter. Continue to check back as we will continue to add more and more programs for kids, adults and seniors. Stay active in 2018! View Catalog here.

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The Recreation Department works to continually bring new programs and events to the community, and as a result some new programs/events may be added after finalizing the program brochure. If you would like to stay informed of all department happenings, please subscribe to the “RecNews” e-mail list by clicking here.