New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/17/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

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

  • National Police Week
  • Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps – 10 year Anniversary!
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Pedestrian Safety – Rapid Flashing Beacon
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • New Castle Holocaust Memorial
  • Leaf Blower Environmental Protection Law
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Updates on Fuller Center for Housing Projects in New Castle
  • Recreational Marijuana
  • New Basketball Court and Inclusive Playground
  • Multi-Use Trail RFP
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Blind Dog Books
  • Pout Pout Fish Musical Production

Click here to read the full Supervisor’s Report.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Parking Permit Renewals are Due!
  • Join Us! Memorial Day Parade!
  • Con Ed Storm Hardening Efforts
  • Clean up week Re-Cap

Click here to read the full Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Rhubarb, Radishes and Glean on Me

farmers market headerAstaire & Rogers. Kevin Hart & The Rock. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It’s hard to imagine enjoying rhubarb without strawberries. And yet, rhubarb has been showing up solo and early to the market party so far. Last week, I saw someone eye the rhubarb at the Orchards of Concklin tent and instinctively scan the table for strawberries. When he didn’t see any, he walked on and passed on the rhubarb. What a shame! Rhubarb is the Cher of spring market offerings. It can do just fine on its own (Sonny, who?), thank you very much.

Read more on the blog.

NEW: Art Around Town

Join us for the 5th annual Art Around Town on Thursday, May 30th from 5-8p when downtown Chappaqua becomes a huge art gallery! Libations, food, art and community! And celebrate our almost finished sidewalks!

NEW: CCSD School Budget Vote – Your Vote Matters

On Tuesday, May 21, voters in the Chappaqua Central School District will have the opportunity to vote yes or no on the School Budget Resolution for the 2019-20 school year, which authorizes expenditures of $126,152,188. This represents a spending increase of $3,592,200 (2.93%) over the current year’s budget.

At the same time, voters will consider two ballot propositions–one for cafeteria renovations at Bell Middle School and one to create a security vestibule at our 3 elementary and 2 middle schools; the Chappaqua Public Library Budget Resolution for the 2019-20 school year; and elect two members to the Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education, and one member to the Chappaqua Public Library Board of Trustees. It is important to note that the District is not seeking any additional monies by way of the two ballot propositions.

For more information, please visit

NEW: Spring Awakening

NEW: Seasonal Laborer Wanted

The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department is looking to hire seasonal laborers to work within the Parks Department. Seasonal Laborers are expected to perform and assist with a variety of duties in connection with park maintenance work including, but not limited to, grounds and facility maintenance, athletic field maintenance, watering and trash removal. Must be willing to work weekends. Salary – $12/hr For more information please contact Ike Kuzio at 914-238-3909.

NEW: Registration open for 3rd/4th/5th/6th Grade Fall 2019 Field Hockey Program

Registration is now open for the New Castle Field Hockey Association’s Fall Clinics for rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The clinics will be held on Saturday afternoons at HGHS from Sept. 7th through Nov. 2nd. The sessions will be conducted by the HGHS Varsity coaches. Click here for the registration form and more information. Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

NEW: The Garden Conservancy Westchester County Open Day – May 18

NEW: Welcome Bess Steiger, – New Social Worker for Newcastle Seniors

BessThe Town of New Castle Recreation and Parks Department would like to welcome Bess Steiger, LCSW as the new Social Worker for the Newcastle Seniors.

Bess started her career in social work in child welfare, then graduated to healthcare. For many years she was the Bereavement Coordinator for Phelps Hospice, visiting and counseling numerous families throughout Westchester. In addition, she is a professional mediator helping families resolve conflicts or work through separation and divorce. A long- time resident of Hastings on Hudson, Bess recently relocated to New York City. She enjoys reading, music, running, studying foreign languages and spending time with her 16 month old grandson. Bess is excited to have this opportunity to work with the Seniors of Newcastle, and to expand the excellent program and services. Her work days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 3pm. Bess looks forward to hearing from the Senior community for their ideas and how she can help.

TIOLI VolunteersTIOLI Shed – Volunteers Needed!

The Take It Or Leave It Shop is looking for volunteers! Hours are 8-12 Saturday mornings – great if you can come for the full 4 hours, and every week, but less would also be appreciated. Strong arms and backs particularly useful, but also not mandatory. It’s truly one of the most satisfactory occupations ever.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoIn what year was the first annual meeting for the town of North Castle?

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

Senior Programming!

senior programsOn Friday, May 17, at 1:30pm, the Town of New Castle Police Department will present a discussion concerning the topic Fraud at the Town of New Castle Community Center for our Senior Citizen population. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided, sponsored by the New Castle PBA. Any questions, please call the Center at 914-238-8888.

Our Second Free Lecture, will take place at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The topic for the this presentation will be a continuation of Classical Music, with a terrific instructor from Westchester Community College. The program will be on Monday, May 20 from 1:00 P.M–2:30 P.M. All are welcome to attend.

On Friday, May 24, at 1:30pm, at the Town of New Castle Community Center, the New Castle Senior Artists will be displaying their own art work, accompanied by James Kulich, who will be entertaining all with some good Country and pop music. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Any questions, please call the Center at 914-238-8888.

May 24 12:00 P.M. Pre-Memorial Day BBQ prepared by world famous chefs, Ike and Christine! Hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers & all the trimmings. Sign up by May 22. $10 per person payable that day. NO WALK INS! (Rug Room)

Join Us for the Annual Memorial Day Parade

2018 memorial dayJoin us for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 27th, starting at 10:30am, with memorial ceremonies at the victory corner monument (corner of King and Bedford road by Talbots/across from Walgreens). The parade assembles at 10:40am at Ridgewood Terrace and steps off at 11:00 am. Drop off for participants is at the intersection of 120 and Elm street between 10:30am and 10:45am. During the parade, traffic will be stopped for all motor vehicles except those participating in the parade along the route so please plan accordingly.

Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day, Tuesday May 28th 6:30-8:30

The Chappaqua Girl Scouts will be hosting the town’s 6th Annual “Thank a Volunteer First Responder Day” on Tuesday evening, May 28th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event is to honor town’s volunteer first responders for the work they do all year long to keep our community safe. Residents are encouraged to visit the Millwood Fire Department, Chappaqua Fire Department and/or Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps to meet members and see the work they do. Please feel free to bring baked goods, children’s drawings or other expressions of gratitude. Our firefighters and emergency medical volunteers look forward to this event. For more information, please contact Chappaqua Girl Scout Troop Leader Suzanne Chazin at
thank a volunteer

Pout Pout Fish – The Musical Production

the pout pout fishMay 25, 2019 at 11 am or 2 pm, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Kick off Memorial Day weekend by bringing the family to see The POUT-POUT FISH, a new musical based on the bestselling book series featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure! Presented by @TheaterWorksUSA. Buy tickets: 11am: here. 2pm: (Relaxed lighting performance)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! To volunteer to assist during a performance, sign up here.

St. Mary the Virgin’s Strawberry Festival – June 1st

strawberry festival

Shuttle Around Town

shuttle about townNew Castle strives to connect the Town’s three business areas to one another. Join us in supporting our first connection, which win provide shuttle service between Chappaqua Crossing and the Chappaqua Train Station. Shuttle service is free for anyone, and will run during morning peak train hours, evening peak hours, and a lunch time service. Service will be provided Monday through Friday and Saturday morning. Click here for the schedule.

HGHS Varsity Football Strongman Competition

strongman competition flyer

Team Build with Fuller Center for Housing

team buildFuller Center for Housing’s team building offers our local sport teams, community and civic groups a chance to roll up their sleeves and work together to build a home for families in need. Together, your team will have fun while working with your fellow teammates on a common challenge. Contact Jim Killoran, Fuller Center for Housing, at

Millwood Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser June 2

pancakesWhen: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Doors Open: 8 am
Last Seating: Noon

Where: Millwood Firehouse Headquarters
(100 Millwood Road in Millwood)

Suggested donation:
Adults $10
Family $25
Children (10 and younger) $5

Please come and support this 100% volunteer organization.

Spring Festival May 31 – June 2

spring festival