New Castle Community eNewsletter 03/29/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

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.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Closed Monday, April 1st

The library will be closed all day Monday, April 1 due to construction. We might have to close on Tuesday as well. Please check our website for updates.

Library closing information

NEW: The Laramie Project

Friday, April 4th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 5th at 2pm
Parental Guidance: Suggested age 12 & upClick here to buy tickets.

Come see some of Westchester’s (Including many from New Castle) most talented teenagers tackle one of the best dramatic plays of the of the century! Lighthouse Youth Theatre’s Award Winning Teen Drama has done it again! They are using theatre to raise awareness on rights issues to inspire the next generation.

The Laramie Project is a documentary-styled play that analyzes the death of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student who was brutally murdered because of his sexual identity. The play was created by playwright/director Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

“A thought-provoking, highly recommended production that packs a wallop as well as a message of tolerance and rejection of senseless hate.” -Cary Ginell

NEW: Author talk: Rome and America: The Great Republics: What the Fall of the Roman republic Portends for the United States

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 7PMAuthor Walter Signorelli, an attorney and adjunct professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, investigates the political, social, economic and moral similarities between the two republics, offering a cautionary tale for avoiding Rome’s fate

Cosponsor: Friends of the Chappaqua Library and Town of New Castle

Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Chappaqua – The Best Place to Buy a House in New York!
  • Chappaqua Interfaith Council for an Interfaith Vigil
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Joan Corwin Way
  • Cut in Aim Funding
  • Pooper Scooper Law
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • Wasted Movie Screening

Click here to read the full Supervisor’s Report.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Our Safety Record Pays Dividends!
  • New York City Water Infrastructure Project.
  • Planning for the 2019 Memorial Day Parade Has Started!

Click here to read the full Administrator’s Report.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWho was the founder of Scarsdale Manor, and one of the partners in the Western Patent, which included the land that became New Castle?

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

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 Castle Seniors Invite Greeley Students to Shine at Spring Concert

notesThanks to New Castle resident Carol Halperin, the Town of New Castle Community Center is now home to a beautiful grand piano. In an effort to bring together the generations of our town, and to use and enjoy this beautiful instrument, the Senior Activity Group has invited students from Horace Greeley High School to participate in a Sunday afternoon concert on April 7, 2019 at 3 PM.

Greeley music teacher Kathleen Feldman is developing this program, in conjunction with members of the Senior Activity Board. Our talented high school instrumentalists and singers, chosen by the Greeley faculty, will perform as soloists and in small ensembles. Admission to the concert will be free of charge. Refreshments will be served, and transportation will be available for those who cannot drive. Further information will be available at the New Castle Community Center.

Women Empowerment: Fighting Slavery & Sex Abuse

The Friends of ChappPAC now has non-profit status. We will be planning some great events, a fundraising gala, and many other programs to make Chappaqua a destination for the Arts in northern Westchester.

As we launch this effort, please join us for one of our first exciting events on April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm, a powerful program about women, sex abuse, the Holocaust and survival:

Women’s Empowerment: Fighting Slavery Sex & Abuse

April 3, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Chappaqua Performing Arts CenterThe program will be a presentation and discussion with the producer Marisa Fox about her soon to be released documentary – My Underground Mother – addressing abuse and trafficking during the Holocaust.

This Program, sponsored by both Friends of ChappPAC and UJA-Federation of NY, is about the strength of women. It traces Marisa Fox’s search for her mother’s hidden identity, which led her to a larger, overlooked story of Nazi trafficking during the Holocaust. Micol Rieger, Coordinator of the Sex Trafficking & Prevention Initiative at Met Council, will also address the historical context of sexual violence toward women in the U. S. and how sex-trafficking and slavery, a $32 billion global industry, continues with one-third of its revenue generate in America today. Click here to purchase tickets. ($25/ticket)

This program is made possible by a generous grant from UJA $5/ticket is a donation to UJA and the agencies it supports.

Please join us for just the beginning of many events at the ChappPAC by Friends of ChappPAC. (To get involved with this or other programs, email:

Mulch and Compost Sale!

mulchSpring has arrived! Time to order your mulch/compost at the New Castle Recycling Center located at 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua during our business hours Weds-Sat 7am-11:15am & 12pm-2:30pm. We accept cash, credit cards(everything except American Express)and checks.

Checks should be made out to The Town of New Castle. Residents must arrange for their own delivery, please call 914-238-8091 for any questions.

It’s Time to be Part of the Solution Not the Pollution!!

NC BAB LogoSpring has sprung and now is the time to help clean up our Community. You are being asked to do your part – help pick up the litter on our streets near your home or wherever you walk. CLEAN UP DAY will be on Saturday, April 27th. HOWEVER, beginning on April 1st, plastic bags will be available at the following places so you can begin anytime:

  • Town Hall
  • The Recycling Center
  • Hardware Stores in Chappaqua and Millwood

The Beautification Advisory Board thanks you!

Watch the Video: A Conversation with Rob Greenstein, New Castle’s Town Supervisor

LWV logoOn March 18, 2019, the League of Women Voters® of New Castle held A Conversation with the Supervisor at the New Castle Town Hall. Supervisor Rob Greenstein provided updates to the community on the latest issues around Town.

In case you missed it, you can watch the video here.

For more information about the League, please visit the League’s website.

Recycling Drop Off Day at FDR State Park in Yorktown

Westchester County is hosting a Recycling Drop Off Day at FDR State Park in Yorktown on April 6 from 9am-3pm.
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Spring Programs at the New Castle Historical Society

spring programs and events

Join us at the CSF Spring Benefit – Friday, April 26th!

spring benefit flyerCSF Spring Benefit and Raffle Tickets Now Available Online.

Cocktails, Hors D’Oeuvres & Dinner
Silent Auction & Raffles
Grants Showcase Presented by Teachers & Students

Music by:
Horace Greeley Quaker Notes
Horace Greeley Stage Band
Total Entertainment

We hope you will join us for a wonderful community evening celebrating our schools.

Click here to purchase Spring Benefit and raffle tickets.

Thank you to those families who have agreed to serve on our Benefit and Outreach Committees, our Spring Madness participants, our silent auction donors and our corporate sponsors.

The Chappaqua School Foundation Board

Screening: Jazz at Lincoln Center – Abyssinian Mass

jazz flyerApril 12 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
Cosponsors: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town of New Castle and Friends of the Chappaqua Library

Relax and enjoy an evening of cheese, wine and jazz in the elegant surroundings of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

The worlds of gospel music and jazz have always shared a close bond. In Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, these two worlds come together as the Lincoln Center Orchestra—with a full gospel choir–performs one of the most joyful, ecstatic, and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.

New Program – After Camp Care until 6:00pm!

The Town of New Castle is now offering after camp care for working parents who are unable to pick their child up after camp. We will be providing an after camp program at Bell Middle School from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. This will be offered for campers age 3 through grade 8! Tots campers from Grafflin will be bused over to Bell School at dismissal. After camp will include supervision until 6pm in a semi-structured environment, a daily snack, and transportation to Bell if necessary. Children can be picked up anytime between 3:00pm and 6:00pm but MUST be picked up no later than 6:00pm.

Click here for details and registration.
after camp care flyer

Town Camp Registration Is Open!

It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost here, and registration for Town summer camp programs is open. You can register online here or visit the Recreation Office!
summer camp flyer

Take It Or Leave It Shop Opens April 6th

TIOLI volunteersThe Take It Or Leave It Shop at the station will be open beginning Saturday, April 6, weather permitting (no snow, freezing temperature or steady rain). To remind everyone: items may be dropped off from 8:30 am but not later than 11:30, and shoppers are welcome from 9-12. Please no books, clothes, cassettes, electronics, oversize things or items in bad condition. We look forward to handling usable things that are no longer needed by their owners. Everything is free. If you have a large piece of furniture, you may post a photograph on our bulletin board.

Only New Castle residents can leave things because we have limited space and everything not taken must go back in the shed at noon. But anyone in neighboring communities, as well as New Castle, may take things. Items should be handed to staff volunteers, who will unpack the boxes and place things on tables. We look forward to another successful free-cycling season!

Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program

summer scholarship programHost families needed!

What is the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program (CSSP)?

Entering our 51st summer, our town has invited 22-24 highly motivated high school students from two under resourced schools in the Bronx for three summers of academic enrichment and after-school activities. Our program takes place in July and our students stay with two different host families for two weeks each.

Summer 2019 dates

Session I: Sunday, June 30 to Friday, July 12
Session II: Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 26

The actual time commitment for a host family is ten days, as the students return to the their homes for the weekend right from school on Friday and return to Chappaqua Sunday night. Students are busy at CSSP classes and activities during the day.

How do you benefit?

Host families love the experience of sharing their hearts and homes with a CSSP student. All types of families have hosted—those with children or teens, empty nesters and single parents. Students need fueling with food, a little nudging with homework and some evening companionship. This truly is a life changing experience for both our young people from the Bronx and our Chappaqua families.

For more information visit our website or email

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!
Spring programs flyer


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