New Castle Community eNewsletter 04/05/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

Take It Or Leave It Shop Opens Tomorrow

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!

NEW: Chappaqua Farmer’s Market is still at the Church this weekend, but OUTSIDE

flowersWe will be unfurling our tents in the parking lot and celebrating the arrival of spring. What better way to do that than with LOCAL flowers? We are happy to have as a guest vendor on Saturday, the SPRIG FLOWER TRUCK. Dana Karin is bringing gorgeous blooms from area greenhouses and will be selling them from her vintage truck. Also visiting this week: Kariba Farms, selling all sorts of dried fruit like rhubarb, apples and cranberries as well as a variety of seasoned nuts. And, The Bow Knife will be visiting with a variety of handmade cutting boards and kitchen implements including, yes, bow knives. It’s never too early to start thinking about Mother’s Day! All this and all of our favorite regular vendors, too. Plus, Ian Moore, our favorite “roving” fiddler.

See you at the market! 210 Orchard Ridge Rd. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NEW: #Trashtag

beautification advisory boardA New Initiative for “Clean-Up April” from the Beautification Advisory Board

#Trashtag is an online challenge encouraging 100’s of people globally to clean-up their own neighborhoods. Join them by posting photos of your efforts by using #Trashtag to inspire others to do the same. Pick up plastic bags all this month at: Town Hall, the Recycling Center and Hardware Stores in both Chappaqua and Millwood.

YOU CAN START BEFORE CLEAN-UP DAY, APRIL, 27TH! The bags will be picked up if you leave them at the sides of the roads.

NEW: Recreation & Parks Department: Children’s Dance, Youth Computer Classes & Adult Evening Programs

The Town of New Castle Community Center offers a variety of classes for children, adults and seniors. Our spring classes will begin at the center on Monday, April 22. We hope you will take the time to view the following three links, which include our Children’s Dance Classes, Youth Computer Classes and our Adult Evening Programs. There is still time to register for these excellent programs. Any questions, please call 914-238-7287.

2019 Spring Children’s Dance Program

Click here to learn more about the program.

2019 Spring Adult Evening Programs

Click here to learn more about these programs.

2019 Spring After-School Computer Classes

Click here to learn more about these classes.

NEW: New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update:
1st Quarter 2019

I have said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. From the start, I have believed that your Town Supervisor should be guided by rights and obligations. The rights of the community to be heard and to be informed are critical to a responsive Town Government. And we must always be conscious of our obligations to listen and communicate effectively as we work to address current concerns and problems while at the same time improving our Town and planning for the future.

  • Chappaqua – The Best Place to Buy a House in New York!
  • Three And Done
  • Mike Kaplowitz
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • ChapLine
  • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
  • Every Person Is Connected (“EPIC”) – ChappPAC
  • Con Ed Gas Moratorium
  • Cut in Aim Funding
  • Community Sign
  • Gun Violence – Chappaqua Interfaith Council for an Interfaith Vigil
  • School Safety
  • Joan Corwin Way
  • Pooper Scooper Law
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • Resolution Granting a Temporary Extension for Payment of Real Property Taxes for Furloughed Federal Employees
  • 91 Bedford Road
  • North County Trailway – Millwood Replica Train Station
  • Sunshine Children’s Home
  • Seasonal Limitations on Motorized Leaf Blowers

You can read the full report here.

NEW: Fantastic Finds Celebrates Spring With Special Event

Fantastic Finds, an upscale resale shop at 400 King Street in Chappaqua, NY (in the Talbot’s shopping center,) will celebrate the season with a special Spring Fling on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to 4 pm.

During the Spring Fling there will be free refreshments and basket drawings, pop-up sales and more. With your purchase receive a discount coupon to use another day. It’s a perfect time to start shopping for your spring and summer wardrobe, and for all of those special family events. Merchandise includes gorgeous clothing, jewelry and accessories for both men and women. Shoppers will also find many beautiful items perfect for gift-giving, such as a large selection of glassware, artwork, housewares, china, home decor, bric a brac, and more.

Fantastic Finds boasts a wide inventory of new and gently used items in pristine condition. All proceeds from sales at the shop benefit Support Connection, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization based in Westchester which provides free, year-round breast and ovarian cancer support services. The store is staffed with volunteers who handle sales, inventory, and accepting donations. Regular store hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.

For more information, visit, email, or call: Fantastic Finds: 914-238-9200; Support Connection: 914-962-6402. Facebook: FantasticFindsSC. Instagram: @FantasticFindsSC.
spring fling flyer

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWho was Horace Greeley’s opponent in the 1872 Presidential Election?

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: Temple Beth El Spring Marketplace

The Spring Marketplace is an annual shopping event benefiting The Temple Beth El Early Childhood Center. Join fabulous local vendors to shop for great items and gifts supporting The TBE ECC! This fun and festive night out is open to the community and we invite everyone to join us for some food, wine, and of course shopping! The Spring Marketplace is Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm-10pm at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale now online or can be purchased at the door that night.
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The Laramie Project

Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6th 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 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.

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

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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