New Castle Community eNewsletter 03/08/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

The Chappaqua Orchestra – Together in Music

orchestraConductor Barbara Yahr and TCO partners with New Castle’s Every Person is Connected (“EPIC”) Committee for an interactive and inclusive Family Concert spotlighting the special needs community playing with the orchestra.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua Tickets can be purchased here.

NEW: Jazz at Lincoln Center

Chappaqua Library is pleased to announce its association with “Jazz at Lincoln Center” organization and The Digital Concert Network. Starting in March we will be screening past performances of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Blood on the Fields, Screening

Wynton Marsalis’s Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio on slavery and freedom, tells the story of two slaves, Jesse and Leona. It carries us along on their difficult journey to freedom. Baritone Gregory Porter, scat-singing legend Kenny Washington, and contralto Paula West join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in this remarkable, ground-breaking work

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 7PM

Co-sponsors: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Friends of the Chappaqua Library and Town of New Castle.

Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

NEW: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

change your clock change your batteryThe Chappaqua Fire Department reminds residents when they change their clocks this weekend to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you’re detectors are older than 10 years you should replace them with ones that have a 10 year sealed battery.

NEW: Town Camp Registration Opens March 11th!

It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost here, and registration for Town summer camp programs open March 11th at 9am. You can register online here or visit the Recreation Office!
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NEW: Protecting Children in a Hyper Digital Age

The Junior League of Northern Westchester is pleased to present this free community-wide learning event: Protecting Children in a Hyper Digital Age on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

In this interactive event, Cyber Safety expert Liz Repking, founder of Cyber Safety Consulting, will explore: how today’s children are interacting online, the positive and negative implications of technology, and how we can parent with more understanding about the culture of technology for our families.

The event will take place at the Bedford Playhouse. The event is free, but seats are limited so registration is required.

(Please note: this session is for parents/adults)
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NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWhat company established its national headquarters in Chappaqua in 1938?

Check the New Castle Historical Society’s Facebook Page or website for the answer every Friday.

Please consider joining or renewing your membership in the historical society today

NEW: Women Empowerment: Fighting Slavery & Sex Abuse

Hear From Journalist and Filmmaker Marisa Fox and Micol Rieger, Coordinator of the Sex Trafficking & Prevention Initiative at MetCouncil.

Marisa Foxs documentary, My Underground Mother, traces Marisas search for her mothers hidden identity, which led her to a larger, overlooked story of Nazi trafficking during the Holocaust. Micol Rieger will provide an historical context of sexual violence toward women in the U. S. and how sex-trafficking and slavery continues today in America. It is a global $32 billion industry with nearly one-third of that revenue generated in the U. S.

Click here to get tickets.

ChappPAC – Free Workshops

FREE Musical Theatre Workshop: Frozen The Musical

Saturday, March 16th 11:00am-1:30pmJoin Westchester’s finest musical theatre instructors on-stage and learn a song and dance combination from Frozen The Musical. At the end of the workshop we invite all the parents and siblings into the theatre to watch the kids perform what they have learned on stage!
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2019 Spring Program Information

Spring 2019 Programs

Spring 2019 programs are now available for viewing. Registration begins March 11th! Register online or at the Recreation Office!
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Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

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Wasted! Story of Food Waste Documentary Screening

Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua

wasted the move flyerThe New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board and the League of Women Voters® of New Castle invite you to a screening of the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. Following the movie, special guest Leslie Lampert, proprietor of Ladle of Love and The Scrappy Chef, will share her favorite techniques for avoiding food waste. This event is free and open to the public.

Every year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away, adding up to one third of all food produced for human consumption. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste aims to solve the food waste problem by changing the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, and create a more sustainable food system.

Leslie Lampert is on a personal mission to reduce food waste in our area with her venture The Scrappy Chef, providing instruction on how to cook using back-of-the-fridge forgotten food, gently expired food items and leftovers. Leslie will help you learn how to transform the unspoiled food you trash into delicious, healthy meals and by eliminating food waste at home, you will end up saving time, money AND our planet.

Co-sponsored by the Greeley Environmental Club S.T.O.P. and Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact or visit the SAB website

View the trailer here.

Robert E. Bell Theater Company Presents Anything Goes

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LOWV – Conversation with the Supervisor

LWV logoPlease join the New Castle League of Women Voters for a Conversation with the Supervisor on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall. Rob Greenstein is the Supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the Town of New Castle. He establishes agendas, presides over Town Board meetings, signs all agreements and contracts on behalf of the Town and is responsible for maintaining financial stability of the Town of New Castle.

Join us for a lively discussion on many topics and issues of the day.

CCSD 2019-20 School Budget Meeting Dates

Development of a school budget actually begins back in June of each year. Through the thoughtful work of District administrators, program directors and staff, the process is a collaborative effort that results in the thorough examination of educational programs and practices as well as the operations and infrastructure of the District. In addition, input is received from residents through the Finance Advisory Committee, from those in attendance at Board meetings who offer recommendations, and from those who write to the Board regarding the future direction of Chappaqua’s schools.

Please click here for a list of upcoming Board of Education meeting dates and scheduled presentations regarding the 2019-2020 CCSD School Budget.

Considering a Run for CCSD School or Library Board?

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Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2019 Session

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” ~ Brian Tracy

Are you curious about podcasting, looking to learn a new language, or interested in improving your culinary skills?

The Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2019 program offers over 80 courses (35 new classes and 49 returning favorites) in a wide range of categories from which to choose with many no-commitment, one-night classes.

  • Art & Art Appreciation
  • Computers
  • Culinary
  • Dance
  • Exercise
  • Finance
  • Games & Fun
  • Garden
  • Hobbies
  • Home
  • Self Discovery Wellness
  • Technology
  • World Languages

Some classes begin March 11th. Register early to ensure your spot. Many classes sell out. We do cancel classes for lack of enrollment, so don’t delay in expressing your interest.

For more information and to register, please visit our site or call 914-238-7201 x2318.

We look forward to seeing you in class!
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CCSD Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

class of 2032Chappaqua Central School District children who will be 5 years old by December 31st of this year are eligible to begin kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. Registration packets will be mailed at the end of February to those households that may have an eligible child according to District records. To ensure that you receive a packet, please take a moment to pre-register your child by contacting Mary Marchionno, the District Registrar, at or 238-7200 ext. 1007. If you are uncertain whether or not your child is pre-registered with the District Office, you can contact Mrs. Marchionno as well and she will confirm. The District’s three elementary schools will be holding kindergarten registration on March 11-14, 2019, at which time a completed packet can be returned directly to the appropriate school.

Food Scrap Recycling Program Update

food scrap kitsThe pilot Food Scrap Recycling Program is turning out to be a big success. There are a few kits left at the Recycling Center. There are plenty of replacement bags. We are currently collecting around 8,000 pounds of food scraps per month. Every pound we collect means:

  • Reduced carbon and methane emissions
  • Savings to everyone in the town since we’re not paying to haul away garbage.
  • More very rich nutrients returned to the earth to help grow more food without chemicals

Join the crowd. Get your kit at the Recycling Center before there are none left.

NCBSA LogoNCBSA – 2019 Registration is Now Open!

Spring 2019 Recreational Season Baseball and Softball registration is now open!

Click here to view all the details on how to register.

New Castle Historical Society – A Stitch in Time

Ongoing, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 1 pm – 4 pm

Exhibition on View: A Stitch in Time, Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present.

needlepoint samplerThe NCHS’s exhibition, A Stitch in Time: Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present, traces the artistry and social history of Westchester girls and women through needlework, from the colonial era to modern day. The exhibition focuses on the how and why of needlework: the techniques used, the skill and creativity exhibited, and the different ways in which the pieces represent evolving societal expectations of women and girls. The exhibition features over 20 samplers from throughout Westchester County, New York.


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