New Castle Community eNewsletter 04/27/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 04/27/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

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

NEW: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is April 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 28, 2018. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Visit the collection site outside the police department in Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua.

NEW: New Castle Recreation and Parks presents the 6th Annual Gedney Pond Fishing Derby

Come out to Gedney Park Pond, located on Rte. 133 in Millwood on April 29th from 8:30 am to 11:00am (The event will take place rain or shine). Please pre-register by Wednesday, April 26th 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 presale only.

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.


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

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: Chappaqua Library Annual Book Sale!

The Great Big Annual Friends of the Library BOOK SALE will be in the library theater next week! 30,000-40,000 donated books, CDs, DVDs, audio-books at bargain prices ($2 for most.) Bring the books you do not need (in good condition, please) Monday (10-8pm) and Tuesday (10-5pm.) Shop for the ones you would like Thursday (or Wednesday evening if you are a current member of the Friends), or Friday, Saturday (half price!) or Sunday 12-3 (free!) Volunteers (especially Wednesday through Sunday) will be very welcome. Sign up at the library information desk or online through the library website.

NEW: New Castle Airport Advisory Committee

New Castle is forming a New Castle Airport Advisory Committee. The committee will discuss issues of interest regarding community impacts from the Westchester County Airport. The committee will provide advisory reports and recommendations to the Town Board. The committee will also provide updates and recommendations to the Town Board on matters pertaining to the airport including the Airport Master Plan update and any proposed privatization. If interested in joining this committee, please complete this form and email it to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro

NEW: ChapLine Committee

New Castle is forming a ChapLine Committee. Over the past few years the Town Board has been exploring the feasibility and costs associated for the ChapLine, a functional recreation path which would connect downtown Chappaqua to Horace Greeley High School and to Chappaqua Crossing. This path would connect over 400 households to downtown Chappaqua. All stakeholders are invited to join the committee – those in favor of this concept and those against. If interested in joining this committee, please email this form to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro

NEW: Take It Or Leave Shop

The Take It Or Leave It Shop will be open from 9 to 12 Saturday unless it is raining. If you have something big, please take a photo of it to post on our bulletin board – we cannot handle big things. Also, please drop off items before 11:30 – everything not taken must go back in our small shed at noon! No books or clothes.

NEW: Chappaqua Garden Club Plant Sale

NEW: First Congregational Church 2018 Barn Sale

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Westchester County Airport Advisory Board
  • New Castle Airport Advisory Committee
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • ChapLine
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • PBA Contract
  • Earth Day
  • Paving
  • Clean-Up Week!
  • Chappaqua Crossing Shuttle Service
  • Sunshine Children’s Home
  • Internet Purchase Exchange Location
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/Lifesavers Award for Public Service
  • Roaring Brook School Beautification Project

For more information, click here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Trees
  • Town and County Taxes Are Now Due.
  • Paving and Painting
  • Well Deserved Recognition

For more information, click here.

NEW: Meet Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker

Please join Up2Us on Sunday, April 29 at 1:30pm when we welcome Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker for a Town Hall meeting at the Millwood Firehouse at 100 Millwood Rd in New Castle.

We look forward to hearing her thoughts on Westchester County Government and legislative issues. For more on Catherine Parker, visit the Westchester legislators site.

Catherine Parker represents the 7th Legislative District (Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, Part of Harrison and Part of New Rochelle) and is currently serving as the Majority Leader of the Democratic Caucus. Catherine has played a role in the passage of the act prohibiting gun shows at the Westchester County Center and other county facilities. As a sponsor of the creation of a County Energy Director position, she looks forward to working with the County Executive to see the role of the Director expand to help improve energy efficiency across the County and reduce some of the financial burden of taxpayers. Legislator Parker has also introduced legislation to Limit Use of Plastic Bags and Styrofoam by retailers in the county and to provide for cleaner air by reducing and eventually eliminating the use of dirtier #4 and #6 heating fuels.

NEW: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center May 26th @8pm

Being hailed by press around the world as “Country Music’s Newest Star”, the “New Woman in Country” and “Shania’s Successor,” Jessica Lynn is fast on her way to becoming a household name.

In the last two years, the singer/songwriter has been seen by millions across America in her two full length concert television specials, “This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George,” and “Jessica Lynn – Takin’ Over – Live from The Paramount.” She has sung our country’s National Anthem twice in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden by special invite and has shared stages with the biggest names in country music including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., ZZ Top, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Sammy Kershaw, Clint Black, Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina and the “Queen of Country Music” herself, Loretta Lynn. Her high-energy and dynamic live show has garnered rave reviews from critics worldwide with the CBS Evening News calling her a “Rocket Force.” Jessica’s concerts are fun for the whole family.

Tickets and information are available here.

NEW: Westchester Power News (formerly CCA)

From the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board

If you recently received mail from Westchester Power, you may be wondering what is happening.

For those of us who received the letter, don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything. The contract that we signed about 3 years ago is still in place and we are still getting the same good fixed price for our electricity. We also still get our electricity over ConEd lines.

While we got a very good fixed rate for green and brown electricity, it’s now being renegotiated, and a new contract is expected to be in place for 2019. Before finalizing a new contract, just like last time, it will be reviewed by the Sustainability Advisory Board and Town Counsel. You will receive communication letting you know what the new rate is (likely lower than the ConEd 12-month average rate, just like in the previous contract) and providing you with a chance to opt-out at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board at

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Greeley Sports Boosters

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