New Castle Community eNewsletter 05/24/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

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.

Sponsored by Friends of Chapp PAC, the Gianna and Chazz Palminteri The Child Reach Foundation, Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, Hip Kid, and Town of New Castle EPIC Committee.

Click here to purchase tickets.

NEW: National Gun Violence Awareness Day – Wear Orange on June 7, 2019

In January 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager who marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade and was tragically shot and killed just weeks later. To help honor Hadiya – and the 100 Americans whose lives are cut short and the countless survivors who are injured by shootings every day – a national coalition of organizations has designated June 7, 2019, the first Friday in June, as the 5th National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The idea was inspired by a group of Hadiya’s friends, who asked their classmates to commemorate her life by wearing orange. I would encourage all residents to wear orange on June 7, 2019 to show support for the effort to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value human lives and encourage responsible gun ownership.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Bok choy, saucisson sec and who is that French nun at the market?

People are talking about Sister Marie Magdalene. More specifically, her gorgeous fruit tarts, her ample, flavorful quiches and her classic French butter cookies. Sister Marie Magdalene comes to us (in a big blue van) from the Fraternite of Notre Dame in NYC. She bakes (and bakes) for both the Hastings and Chappaqua farmers markets and all of the proceeds from her market sales go to the soup kitchen associated with her Church.

Her fruit tarts are just like the ones you’d expect to find in a Parisian patisserie: the classic open faced tarte aux pommes fanned out with delicate, caramelized apple slices. And, the popular strawberry and kiwi tart with a light creme patissiere filling. The other day I saw a woman buy four of her quiches at one time. “They are that good,” said the woman as she walked away, balancing two boxes in each hand.

Read more here.

NEW: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Bring It On

NEW: Young Writers contest Winners in May

Below are the winners of the Friends of the Chappaqau Library Young Writers Contest if we can include in the next newsletter.

All written works can be found here.

2019 Award Winners

First Name Last Name Name of Essay 

Middle School

Fiction1st place Tessa Wheeler Snow Day
2nd place Emmie Shapiro Sunflowers
3rd place Alexa Troob Chosen
Honorable Mention Mia Vieira Shadows of El Morro
Honorable Mention Gabrielle Wheeler Errata

Non Fiction
1st place Helen Van Denbergh-Curry Unheard Stories from Key West
2nd place Devisi Goel The Power of Names
3rd place Leela Young Gulab Jamun
Honorable Mention Patrick Fang A Bite for Benefit
Honorable Mention Jenna Rosenberg Robert E. Bell: Educational Leader
Honorable Mention Elliott Saiontz The Number on Great Grandpa’s Arm
Honorable Mention Tessa Wheeler My Psychiatrist is a Bag of Doritos

1st place Grace Frasch Salty Strong Currents
2nd place Campbell Gavin Snapshot Poem
3rd place Devisi Goel Brief Moments Of Time
Honorable Mention Julia Aram Wonders
Honorable Mention Ava Choi The Children in White
Honorable Mention James Chintomby 3 Summers Ago
Honorable Mention Lori Zelikson Where I’m From


High School

1st place Sophie Nadel The Life and Death of Violet Barnes
2nd place Erica Dunne Amelia
3rd place Evan Bazel Not Human Enough
Honorable Mention Kathryn Genda 1600 and 36
Honorable Mention Noah Goldstein Land Of Liberty
Honorable Mention Lori Saxena A Woman’s PainNon Fiction
1st place Lauren Schmutz My Grandmother’s Journey
2nd place Zoya Yan Green and Gold
3rd place Linda Zhang Grandmother
Honorable Mention Rohan Acharya It’s About Time
Honorable Mention Ellie Leibner The I Building

1st place Luke Mozarsky Hewins St
2nd place Erica Dunne Who Am I
3rd place Linda Zhang The Weight of Absence
Honorable Mention Elizabeth Chen We Are All Dysfunctional
Honorable Mention Lori Saxena America Was Never America

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWhat was the name of the man who donated land for the Chappaqua Quaker graveyard circa 1745?

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

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

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.

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