New Castle Community eNewsletter 04/20/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Chappaqua Restaurant Week – Extended thru 4/22

Due to popular demand, Chappaqua Restaurant Week has been extended thru 4/22. Chappaqua Restaurant Week is the perfect time to support our local restaurants. Those participating include:

  • Le Jardin du Roi
  • Aesop’s Fable Restaurant
  • Local
  • Quaker Hill Tavern
  • Old Stone
restaurant week continued

Clean Up Day

Calling all our residents!! Our major roads are a mess! I’m certain everyone has seen the yellow tape and debris left over from the March storms. Clean up Day is April 21. How amazing would it be if every household would pick up a couple of bags and clean their property to the street!!!! When you’re done just leave the bags curbside and the town will pick them up. We need everyone to come out and help. Let’s be Neat to the Street!!!

Confidential Paper Shredding – Saturday, April 21

The Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua, Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10AM-1PM. New Castle residents only.

NEW: For New Castle Residents – Every Day is Earth Day

earth day 2018From the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board

In the past 12 months our residents and business showed the world that we’re committed to sustainability. The Town Board passed a resolution showing our commitment to fulfilling our obligations under the Paris Accord and we’re working to achieve them.

Reusable Bag Initiative

Every week we save tens of thousands of bags from entering our waterways and food stream, and littering our roads and parks. We have the most comprehensive law in the State and it’s now the model for: ordinances being introduced in towns throughout Westchester, a bill being introduced for the County, and a bill being introduced in the State legislature.


Our solar rooftops are producing hundreds of thousands of kwh from the sun every year and saving GHGs from entering the atmosphere.


Over 80% of New Castle residents and business use green power for their electricity!

And we’ve done so much more together. But there’s more to come.


The SAB will soon introduce municipal composting. Residents will be able to bring their compost to a central location. We’ll save GHGs and save the town money.

LED Street Lights

Forget the old inefficient lights that burn out every couple of years. We’re installing highly efficient LED lights that look good, save GHGs, and save money – and they last a long long time.

Know Your Environment and What You Can Do

Come with the kids to the acclaimed Leonardo DiCaprio film Before the Flood on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7pm, at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (Cost: Free). If you missed it at Jacob Burns, this one night only showing is your chance to see it.

Find a way to be more sustainable every day, and if you want to get big things done, join the SAB. Contact

A Call to Action on Climate Change!

A call to action on climate change! Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua). Community screening and discussion of the internationally acclaimed eco-documentary Before The Flood. The film, presented by National Geographic and filmmaker Fisher Stevens, follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the effects of climate change around the globe with world leaders, and provides an in-depth look at the complex issues from all sides. Learn how individuals, communities, and countries can combat climate change through sustainable measures like waste reduction, renewable energy, and conservation. The screening and discussion are free and open to the public with seating on a first come basis. This event is being hosted by: the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board, t​he Horace Greeley High School Environmental Club S.T.O.P., Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, the New Castle Arts & Culture Committee, and the Chappaqua Central School District.

For more information, please contact: #BeforeTheFlood

NEW: Documentary: Swim Team with director’s Q & A following film

Documentary: Swim Team with director’s Q & A following film Lara Stolman’s documentary profiles members of a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum. Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disabilities, it has won several awards internationally.

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7PM

NEW: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Leonardo Sandoval

sandovalFri 5/11 @ 8pm
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

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. He helped bring tap to a wider audience in Brazil via numerous TV appearances, and by co-founding the Cia Carioca de Sapateado in Rio de Janeiro.

Buy tickets here.

NEW: Chappaqua Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert May 20 at ChappPac

Chappaqua Orchestra final concert of the season features the winners of Chappaqua Orchestra’s Annual International Concerto Competition. Come hear the future of classical music performing with the TCO conducted by Music Director Michael Shapiro. Concert also includes Schumann’s Spring Symphony. You can watch the promo here.

Tickets: $30/Students and Seniors $20
Sunday, May 20 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua
Click here to buy tickets.

NEW: On Climate Change and the Potential for Surprises: What We Do And Why

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7PM

Professor Radley Horton, associate research professor at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, studies how some models predicting climate behavior may miss crucial influences resulting in faster sea level rise and quicker disappearance of arctic sea ice. He will focus on extreme weather events, the limitations of climate models and adaptation to climate change.

Cosponsored by Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University and Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Click here to view the video.

NEW: Monday Matters – Greeley Sports Boosters – April 30th

Please join the Greeley Sports Boosters on Monday, April 30th, 5p-10p at Quaker Hill Tavern, 61 Bedford Rd, for Monday’s Matters! 10% of all food and drink goes to Greeley Sports Boosters.
Greeley Sports Boosters Poster

New Castle United For Youth

Health & Wellness Committee: May 2nd Fundraiser Event for Tick Borne Disease

We are excited to support the Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) 1st Annual Westchester Breakfast and Shopping Event. The event will incorporate a breakfast, shopping, a silent auction and a panel discussion with renowned Lyme-literate doctors and patients suffering from the disease.The doctor panel will include: Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dr. Kenneth Bock and Dr. Tania Dempsey for an informative discussion on prevention and recognizing early symptoms of tick borne illness.

GLA funds cutting-edge research and education programs to advance the prevention, prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Through this event, we are hoping to increase awareness of all tick-borne illnesses and to raise funds for continued research.

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY, in anticipation of Mother’s Day, graduation and the camp season. May is also Lyme Awareness Month, which makes the timing of the event all the more important.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to GLA. If you have any questions, please contact Derin Edip-Walden at

Millwood Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast Pancake Fundraiser

pancakesFlapjacks are flying at the annual Millwood Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast

Come join the fun and help support our 100% volunteer organization Cornhole toss for prizes and 50/50 raffles too!

Sunday May 6th
8am to 12pm.

Millwood Firehouse
100 Millwood Rd, Millwood NY

Suggested donation at the door: Adults $10, Family of four $25, Children 10 and under $5.

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – New York Dance presents Hudson Valley Youth Ballet’s Cinderella

Sunday, April 29th., 1pm & 5pm
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514

New York Dance presents Hudson Valley Youth Ballet’s Cinderella this April 29th at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Join us for a retelling of the classic tale, filled with laughter, drama, and new choreography set to Prokofiev’s beautiful score. Follow Cinderella as she triumphs over mistreatment to follow her heart and dreams.


Rotary Annual Pancake Breakfast

Please join the Chappaqua Rotary for breakfast on Saturday, April 28th between 8am and noon in the parish hall of St Mary the Virgin Church on South Greeley Avenue. Enjoy freshly made pancakes and sausage as you catch up with friends and neighbors. The SPCA of Westchester and Habitat for Humanity among others will be joining us – what a great way to learn about volunteer opportunities right here in our neighborhood. Tickets available at the door – Adults $10, children $5, and volunteers of these organizations eat free! Bring the entire family— and thank you for supporting the Chappaqua Rotary! #ServiceAboveSelf


Residents can report potholes to Residents can also download our mobile app – My New Castle 311. With the mobile app you can pinpoint the location of the issue with GPS and attach photos right from your phone. My New Castle 311 mobile app is available for use on Apple and Android smartphones: iTunes or Google Play.

Meet the Assessor

The Assessor’s Office will be open for Informal Hearings on the following days:

  • Saturday, April 28th from 9AM – 1PM
  • Tuesday, May 1st from 4PM – 7PM
  • Tuesday, May 8th from 4PM – 6:30PM
  • Saturday, May 12th from 9AM – 1PM

These meetings are to discuss your assessment and are by appointment only.To schedule an appointment, please call the Assessor’s Office at 914-238-4722 to schedule a meeting.

Josh Herman

New Dates! New Times! Same Wonderful Chappaqua Library Annual Book Sale!

The great big Friends of the Chappaqua Library Annual Book Sale will be held this year from April 30 to May 6 because of the planned library construction this summer.

Here is the new schedule:

Donation days:

  • Monday, April 30: 10am to 8pm
  • Tuesday, May 1: 10 am to 5pm (note: no donations after 5pm)

Preview for Friends members ($30 per year): Wednesday, May 2: 5 to 9pm

Sale Days for everyone:

  • Thursday, May 3: 10am to 8pm
  • Friday May 4: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday, May 5: 10am to 5pm (half price)
  • Sunday, May 6: 12 noon to 3pm (free)

If you are donating, you can help by: contributing books, audio books, CDs and DVDs only in good condition. Sorting your donations into 1) those for children and 2) those for adults 3) fiction vs. non-fiction.We do NOT want: textbooks; condensed books; out-of-date encyclopedias or travel guides. These may be left in the blue bins at the Hunts Lane recycling center. We also do NOT want: cassettes; VHS tapes; magazines; or computer software.

Here’s to another successful book sale – all for the benefit of our wonderful library. All proceeds this year will go toward furniture for the expanded Children’s Room.

Volunteers are always needed and welcome. There is a master volunteer sign-up sheet at the information desk at the library. You may also sign up with one of the Friends of the Library board members who will be calling or e-mailing volunteers from past years. For online volunteer sign-up, go to Chappaqua Library, Home, click Friends, and sign up on the newly created sign-up format.

Town Camp Registration is Now Open

Town Camp registration is now open!. Early bird discounts by May 4th. Save $50 to $100 per registration (Tots, Camp Adventure and On the Go). Camp Catalog

Online registration : You will be required to enter dates of your child’s immunizations. Please have these dates available before you start the registration process. All online registrations will be charged a 2% Convenience Fee.

In person or mail in registration: You may print the registration form, complete the form along with immunization dates and mail the form and payment to New Castle Recreation, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514 or bring the form and payment to the Recreation & Parks Dept. Office at Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 8:45am-4:30pm

New Castle Recreation & Parks Spring Programs

Registration is now open. View the catalog here.

Spring Programs at the New Castle Historical Society

Women’s History, History of Millwood Lecture, Antiques Appraisal Day, and House Tours

The NCHS kicks off their spring calendar with Curator-led Talk & Tours of the exhibition, New Castle’s Carrie Chapman Catt & the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The exhibition features contemporary historic photographs from Westchester County Historical Society, the New York State Museum, and the Library of Congress; a 1917 petition in support of women’s suffrage, including over 800 signatures from local Westchester County women (on loan to the NCHS from the Ossining Historical Society); an Evelyn Rumsey Cary “Woman Suffrage” Poster; and several replica artifacts related to women’s suffrage, including “Votes for Women” sashes, pennants, buttons, and plates. The exhibition is open to the public, and visitors may also schedule private curator-led tours of the exhibition through the end of May 2018.

On April 22nd, from 2 pm – 4 pm, the NCHS invites its members and the public to its 52nd Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held at the new Millwood Fire House. At the meeting, Town Historian Gray Williams will present a brief history of Millwood, New York, with special focus on the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad.

Later in April, the NCHS teams up with the Rago Arts & Auction Center to offer an Antiques Roadshow-style Appraisal Day at the Greeley House. On Saturday, April 28th, visitors are invited to have their family heirlooms or garage sale treasures appraised at the Horace Greeley House. The appraisals will be conducted by four special guest experts (fine art, jewelry, silver, and general).

In May, the NCHS’s popular “Castles of New Castle” House Tour returns on May 17th. This event, one of the society’s main annual fundraisers, provides ticketholders with the opportunity to explore five exquisite homes in the Town of New Castle. All proceeds from this event benefit the New Castle Historical Society. Tickets for the event will be available beginning mid-April.

If you would like more information regarding these programs, or to register for an event, please visit or contact NCHS Executive Director Cassie Ward at or 914-238-4666.

Chappaqua School Foundation Spring Benefit

Click here to buy tickets for the benefit.

Greeley Sports Boosters

Click here for any Horace Greeley game-day schedules HOME CONTESTS are in BLUE.Come Cheer On Your Quakers!

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