New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/03/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

Town Camp – Last Day for 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

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

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: 2019 New Castle Road Race!

Join us on May 19th for a fun and healthy morning!

1 mile Fun Run starts at 8:00am
5K and 10K races starting at 8:30.

The race begins and ends at Chappaqua Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave. All runners will receive a T-Shirt. Kids who run in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a medal.

Pre-register online from March 11th to May 15th for $20
Registration closed from May 16th to May 18th
Register day of race on May 19th starting at 7:15am for $25. Cash only.

Those who want to run the 1 Mile Fun Run AND the 5 or 10k will only be charged for one race. More Road Race Information here.
2019 new castle road race

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • New Castle Holocaust Memorial
  • Distracted Driving
  • Leaf Blower Environmental Protection Law
  • Westchester County Airport
  • InterGenerate Community Garden at Millwood
  • LED Lights
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • Composting
  • #TrashTag Challenge

Click here to read the full supervisor’s report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • 2019 Town and County Taxes
  • New Basketball Court and Inclusive Playground
  • Multi-Use Trail RFP
  • Memorial Day Parade

Click here to read the full administrator’s report.

NEW: Fact or Fake – Exploring the Role of Media in Politics

fact or fake

NEW: Beautification Advisory Board – Clean-Up Day

The Beautification Advisory Board would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make this year’s Clean-Up Day such a success, especially the many youngsters from the Brownies, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts. As soon as we have the results of totals of the bags (by weight) we will announce it. And the #trashtag contest, as well!

NEW: Spring Festival May 31 – June 2

NEW: InterGenerate Community Garden at Millwood

The Millwood InterGenerate Community Garden is open for registration! A collaboration between the Town of New Castle and InterGenerate- a local non-profit that also runs the community garden at the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the garden consists of 30 raised beds and is located at the base of Sand Street in Millwood. All New Castle residents who want to grow their own food are welcome – no experience required. There will be periodic classes for new gardeners and potluck social events throughout the season for all participants.

If you are interested, go to Click on Millwood, and fill out the information form. Suzi Novak, the garden coordinator, will answer questions and send registration materials to everyone who wants to join the garden. The grand opening is Saturday, May 11th, 10am. There are a couple of openings for the Chappaqua Garden this year as well.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Upcoming Programs

Friday Night Films – Mary Queen of Scots

May 3, 2019 @ 7PM @ Chappaqua Library

Lecture – Fact or Fake: Exploring the role of Media in Politics

Presented by a League of Women Voters panel. this interactive workshop’s topics will include media biases, spotting fake news, different ways to access news and the benefits of a comprehensive media diet.

Cosponsors: LWV and Town of New Castle
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 7PM @ New Castle Town Hall’s Assembly Room

Author Talk – Barons of the Sea: And their race to build the world’s fastest clipper ship

Author Steven Ujifusa writes the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their cargo to America.

A 2012 top 10 Wall Street Journal author, Steven has a masters degree in historic preservation from U. of Pennsylvania. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 @ 7PM @ New Castle Town Hall’s Assembly Room

FCC Barn Sale 5/3 – 5/5

tag sale

Chappaqua Garden Club Plant Sale May 9-11

plant sale 2019 flyer

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.

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.

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.

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.

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting & Luncheon

LWV luncheon flyer

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoIn the final phase of the Revolutionary War, forces under George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau met, joining forces to begin the campaign which would result in victory at Yorktown. What is the modern day name for the place of this meeting?

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

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

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