New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/01/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/01/218

The New Castle eNewsletter

New Castle Vigil to Raise Awareness about Gun Violence

June 1 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Please join the Town of New Castle on Friday, June 1st, 7pm at the Town Gazebo in downtown Chappaqua for a public vigil to raise awareness about gun violence. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange. Learn more here.

81st Annual Strawberry Festival

Spring Festival – St. John and St. Mary

NEW: Take It Or Leave It 6/1/18

The Take It Or Leave It shop will probably be open, 9am – 12, but will close if rain becomes steady. Please drop off items early in the morning – last week several large things brought after 11:30 had to be rejected because of lack of space in the shed. Books and clothes should be taken to the Hunts Lane recycling center. Furniture can probably be left at the Habitat for Humanity project on Highland Avenue at King Street after 10 am. Large items can be photographed and posted on the Take It Or Leave It bulletin board.

The Confidential Paper Shredding Trucks

The Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua, Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10AM-1PM. This event will also host a hard drive and compact disk shredder. Hard drives must be removed from computers. New Castle residents only.

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

Breeze (1 King Street) is stocked with great gifts for teachers and Father’s Day!

Aura Salon & Style Bar (191 King Street) is excited to announce they now have three floors of holistic, organic color and beauty services.

Chappaqua Wine & Spirit (65 King Street) celebrates Fridays! On June 8 from 5-7 pm, they’ll be hosting a book signing for Kathleen Bershad’s just-published The Wine Lover’s Apprentice; on Friday June 15 from 5-8 pm, they’ll be pouring the very first Swedish whisky, Macmyra, to hit the USA; and on Friday June 22 from 5-8 pm, they’ll be sampling a variety of new spring and summer arrivals.

Family Britches (70 King Street) has exciting gift options to update Dad’s wardrobe. Casual, unconstructed jackets, colored jeans, comfortable cotton slacks, and a variety of shirts from tees and polos to button-downs from Peter Millar, Johnnie-O, Billy Reid, Southern Tide and much more. Coordination is their specialty and alterations are complimentary. PLUS: a summer sale in the women’s department beings this week.

Stop by Horace Greeley House (100 King Street) June 15 &16 for the New Castle Historical Society’s “Gold in Your Attic” Spring Tag Sale, 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine.

HOUSEHOLD MISCELLANY | ANTIQUES | COLLECTIBLES | JEWELRY AND MORE All proceeds benefit the New Castle Historical Society. And don’t miss the Ice Cream Social & Summer Games on June 20, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (rain or shine)—make your own Victorian ice cream! Play Colonial and Victorian games! Registration recommended, walk-ins also welcome. Suggested $5 donation per person.

Amadeus Conservatory of Music (201 King Street) will be holding their Student Spring Recital on June 11 at 4pm at Whippoorwill Hall, North Castle Public Library (Armonk Library). Free admission, open to the public. And don’t forget today is the last day to audition for the musical theater day camp production of Annie (4-5pm or by appt). Don’t miss Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King Street) on Tuesday nights for their half-price wines and Thursday nights for $1 oysters

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – JUNE IN A SPOON

So it’s June and some days it still feels like March. The flowers in my garden are so confused. Peonies are only now waking from their deep slumber and the flower seeds I planted weeks ago, thinking I was so “ahead of the game” have shown no sign of life. Only the rain-loving leafy green ferns are looking smug right now.

And, so it goes in our farmer’s fields. Our dreary spring has delayed the arrival of carrots and beets. But spinach, Swiss chard? Thriving!

Patience! In no time at all the wooden crates at the market will be brimming with all the produce that the Hudson Valley has to offer in early summer. Need proof? Check out the fields of promise at Sun Sprout.

Read more here.

Got an opinion about the Westchester County Airport? Now’s Your Chance

County Executive George Latimer recently announced his strategy to move forward on planning the future of the Westchester County Airport. Three “Community Input Meetings” have been scheduled for the following days on the following topics:

Master plan: June 6 at 7 p.m. at Rye Brook Village Hall, 938 King St., Rye Brook.

Governance and privatization: June 11 at 7 p.m. at Hergenhan Recreation Center, 40 Maple Ave., Armonk.

Operations and noise: June 25, West Harrison Senior Center, 251 Underhill Ave., West Harrison.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Art Around Town
  • New Castle Vigil to Raise Awareness about Gun Violence
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • School Safety
  • Railroad Crossing Safety
  • Westchester County Airport
  • May 29 was National Learn About Composting Day!
  • Westchester County-Wide Shared Services Public Hearing
  • Town Code Concerning Tree Preservation
  • Sunshine Children’s Home
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Federal Limitations State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan

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

  • Mulch sale!
  • Parking Permits!
  • Summer Hours
  • Annual Water Report
  • Memorial Day Parade – Thank you!

For more information, click here.

NEW: Greeley Sports Boosters Secures $600,00 Grant for HGHS Fitness Center

Greeley Sports Boosters has been awarded a $600,000 Twin Oaks Recreational Community Grant to fund the Fitness and Athletics Center Project at Horace Greeley High School. The Project will repurpose and update existing Athletics Building spaces to create a comprehensive fitness facility that will amplify athletics and wellness at Greeley. Greeley Sports Boosters will gift the grant money to the Chappaqua Central School District who will oversee and administer the renovations, set to begin in June and be completed late fall. Read more here.

NEW: NCUFY Summer Opportunities – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 8, 2018

NCUFY Summer Opportunities – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 8, 2018

New Castle United for Youth 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 our website.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events

Yale University Alumni Lecture SeriesM
Six Films That Changed America
Whether intentionally or not, some movies have brought social issues to light, changed laws, forwarded ideologies, both good and bad, and altered the course of American history through their resounding impact on society.

Lecturer: Marc Lapadula, Senior Lecturer in the Film Studies program at Yale University. He is also a playwright, screenwriter and an award winning film producer.
Cosponsor: Yale University Westchester Alumni Association
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7PM

Relapse & Revival Tour
Author/Recording Artist program
Relapse, a Love Story by author Robert Hunter is a Nashville recording artist and is known for his unabashed contempt for the conventional and his unique brand of lyrical alt-rock-country-rock.

His 2018 Relapse & Revival Tour is a mixture of the literary and lyrical, promoting both a new record and a highly anticipated new novel.
Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 7PM

NEW: Westchester County-Wide Shared Services Public Hearing

Westchester County requests your participation at the Westchester County-Wide Shared Services Public Hearing on June 14th. 3-5pm, Yonkers Riverfront Library, Yonkers Room, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701 7-9pm, Mt Kisco Library, Community Room, 100 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

NEW: Charity Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer- June 9th

On Saturday, June 9th, visit the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market from 8:30-1:00 for a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade at the 5th annual Blum Sister’s Lemonade Stand benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. Rebecca Blum (age 13) and Jenna Blum (age 10) are dedicating their stand to their Papa Neal who passed away from brain cancer in 2016. Over the past four years this duo has raised more than $6,200 for childhood cancer research and are hoping to raise $2,000 this year. If you can’t stop by in person, donations can be made to Alex’s Lemonade.


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.

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.