New Castle Community eNewsletter 04/26/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Confidential Paper Shredding

USA Shred TruckThe Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua, Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM-1PM. New Castle residents only.

NEW: 2019 Fishing Derby- Sunday, April 28th!

New Castle Recreation and Parks presents the 8th Annual Gedney Pond Fishing Derby. Come out to Gedney Park Pond, located on Rte. 133 in Millwood on April 28th from 8:30 am to 11:00am. (The event will take place rain or shine).

Please pre-register by Wednesday, April 24th for this free event. All participants 16 & over must possess a New York State Fishing License. Open to ages 6 and older, prizes for will be awarded for age groups. Worms are available for pre-sale only.

*NEW- Road Grub Food Truck will be selling coffee and breakfast sandwiches throughout the event!

This event is Sponsored by the Camp Fire Conservation Fund. Inc.

Click here to register.
fishing derby flyer

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

NEW: Chappaqua Fire Department Recruit NY

recruit NYAs part of RecruitNY, on Sunday, April 28 between 12 noon and 4PM the The Chappaqua Fire Department located at 491 King Street, Chappaqua, NY will join volunteer fire departments across the New York State at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight the rewards and responsibilities that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.

Throughout the day, The Chappaqua Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provide activities and fascinating informational opportunities throughout the firehouse for visitors. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire departments.

NEW: Rotary Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, May 4th

What do your Saturdays look like? Planting in your garden, taking the dog for a hike, watching kids play soccer or baseball, just taking a break from the hectic week? Why don’t you join us for a freshly cooked breakfast? Come alone, come with family and friends, come with neighbors. We’ll have a place set for you. Saturday, May 4, from 8am to noon, we’ll be serving pancakes and sausage, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, and all the fixings to decorate a decadent plate. And coloring, games, and prizes for the kids. $10 adult $5 seniors and children $20 family up to 5.

Thank you for your support – we look forward to seeing you! #BeTheGood #ChappaquaRotary
pancake breakfast

NEW: Chappaqua Garden Club Plant Sale May 9-11

plant sale 2019 flyer

NEW: Town Camp – Summer is almost here – Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts!!

Town Camp. Summer is almost here! Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts!!

Receive $100 off 6 week registrations and $50 off 3 week registrations before May 3rd! (does not include Summer at the Art Center)

Click here to Register.

Please note we have now added an After Camp Care option! For more information regarding camp, including Parent Handbooks and Calendars, check out our website.
summer camp flyer

NEW: 2019 Castles of New Castle House Tour

Tickets Now Available for the “Castles of New Castle” House Tour
Thursday, May 16th
Ticket and Raffle Info:

Sponsored by: Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Chappaqua Office. All proceeds benefit the New Castle Historical Society.

NEW: NCUFY Summer Opportunities

summer internNew Castle United for Youth, a federally funded community-based youth prevention coalition, is looking for high school students who want to take advantage of a great short term summer opportunity to learn leadership skills and help their community. New Castle teens who will be in high school next year are invited to apply to participate in the NCUFY summer internship. NCUFY works to reduce substance use in our community through collaboration, education, positive messaging and supporting substance free activities. Rising 9th and 10th graders are invited to apply to represent NCUFY at the Youth to Youth Eastern States Conference this July.

For more information and the applications, visit the website.

NEW: FCC Barn Sale 5/3 – 5/5

tag sale

NEW: Concerto Winners’ Concert – Sunday May 5, 2019

Concerto Winners’ Concert, Sunday May 5, 2019, 3pm Horace Greeley High School, 70 Roaring Brook Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Our final concert of the season features the winners of TCO’s annual Concerto Competition, conducted by Music Director Finalist – Russell Ger.

Concert will conclude with Dvorak’s 8th Symphony

Tickets $25/$15 Seniors and Students and can be purchased here.
2019 concerto winners' concert

NEW: Lecture: Medical Marijuana

Dr. Lynn Parodneck, a physician and certified medical marijuana prescriber, will talk about the legal use of medical marijuana in New York State cosponsor: Town of New Castle

Date: Monday, April 29 @ 7PM

Location: Town of New Castle’s Assembly Room

TIOLI Pet Supply Drive – Saturday, 5/11

pet supply driveDonate your pet supplies to the Take It Or Leave It Shed on Saturday, May 11th from 9-12p. This is a one day event! Bring in your old crates, pet carrier, toys, blankets, towels & other pet supplies. Like always, residents are welcome to take anything left at the shed. All donated pet supplies not taken throughout the day will be donated to SPCA of Westchester.

Special Holocaust Remembrance Concert

#TrashtagNewCastle Challenge

beautification advisory boardJoin the Beautification Advisory Board by accepting the #Trashtag challenge to clean-up our community this April. #Trashtag is a global movement that is sweeping social media. The idea is simple: 1) choose a street or neighborhood, 2) snap a before photo, 3) clean up and leave your bags for curbside collection, 4) post photos of your efforts on social using #TrashtagNewCastle to inspire others to do the same.

Tag You’re It! Want to issue a #TrashtagNewCastle challenge? Choose a friendly rival (neighborhood, sports team, Scout Troop etc.) and challenge them to see who can collect more trash. At the end of April the winning team (who collected and posted a photo with the most bags) will be announced here…stay tuned!

Pick up plastic bags all month at: Town Hall, the Recycling Center and Hardware Stores in both Chappaqua and Millwood.

YOU CAN START BEFORE CLEAN-UP DAY, APRIL 27TH! Join the challenge today!

Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Refugees

complicit flyerThe documentary, “Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Refugees” will be shown in its entirety (66 minutes in length). The film explores the refusal of Cuba, the U.S. and Canada to grant safe haven to Jewish refugees on board the SS St. Louis in 1939. The film features interviews with refugees onboard the ill-fated ship, puts FDR “on trial” for his involvement, and shows never-before-seen footage of a U.S. Special Envoys expose of America’s inadequate response to the crisis.

Filmmaker Ruth Kalish, who co-produced and co-directed the film will be at the event for a post screening discussion and Q&A. In addition, Jane Ginns, who is on the Board of Directors of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), will speak about America’s current refugee policies and related immigration issues.

Click here to purchase tickets.

New Castle Community Media Center Announces Photo Competition

NCCMC LogoThe New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC) invites photographers to enter the Digital Photo Competition for the new Town of New Castle website. This competition is open to photographers of ALL ages who live, work or go to school in the Town of New Castle. The overall theme for the Town of New Castle website is “Our Town.”

In selecting photos for the website we will look for images that showcase the Town of New Castle and its hamlets (Chappaqua and Millwood), from landmarks and defining features to events and celebrations.

We are looking for digital images that celebrate and highlight the beauty of the Town of New Castle. We are especially interested in colorful and unique images that showcase the following traits: essential aspects of town and hamlet life, the changing seasons of New Castle and memorable New Castle events and celebrations.

The competition launches on April 15, 2019. Photos must be submitted in digital format to NCCMC using this link by June 30, 2019.

The winning images will be appear on the Town of New Castle website. All entrants featured on the website will receive photo credit.

For questions, please contact us at

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting & Luncheon

LWV luncheon flyer

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWhat was the name of the Native American tribe which originally inhabited Chappaqua and the surrounding lands? What language family were they part of?

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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

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.

Spring Programs at the New Castle Historical Society

spring programs and events

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


potholesResidents can report potholes to

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce sends out an eletter every week with news, deals and updates from local businesses. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to