New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/14/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

Charity Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer- June 15th

lemonade standOn Saturday, June 15th, visit the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market from 8:30-1:00 for a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade at the 6th annual Blum Sister’s Lemonade Stand benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. Rebecca Blum (age 14) and Jenna Blum (age 11) are dedicating their stand to their Papa Neal who passed away from brain cancer in 2016. Over the past five years this duo has raised more than $8,500 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 online.

It’s time for the 6th annual Blum Sisters’ Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research in memory of our Papa Neal who we lost 2 1/2 years ago. We are honored to be supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s efforts to advance treatment for brain cancer. Over the past five years, we have raised more than $8,500. Will you please help us raise even more.

NEW: Summer Fest – June 26th

The Summerfest event will be on Wednesday, June 26th from 11:00-1:30pm on the Town Hall field. A fun day for all kids in Town and their families. Bounce rides, food trucks, music, yard games and a special performance by local band “Alien Paradox”.
summer fest flyer

NEW: Donate Your Graduation Gowns

donate cap and gown graphicGoodwill Industries of Greater New York and New Jersey has teamed up with Horace Greeley High School Junior Daniel Greenstein to recover graduation gowns. Goodwill has agreed to accept the donated gowns as a part of its sustainability efforts.

After the big day, graduating seniors, and even alumni, can drop off their gowns and caps at the high school. Graduates can look for the bins outside the gym at the graduation, and for the week after graduation. The gowns will be donated to Goodwill Industries of Greater New York & Northern New Jersey.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Rose’s Top Ten List

farmers market headerFind yourself craving a light cocktail that reflects the season? Pick up a bottle of slightly-sweet, slightly-tart rhubarb liqueur from our guest vendor Heimat and try your hand at the Rhubin, (2 oz of their Heimat New York Rhubarb, 1 oz gin, and 1 oz lemon juice. Shake with ice until cold and then fill into two glasses. Top off with soda water or champagne. ) Westchester resident Ute Londrigan makes all of her fruit liqueurs in small batches, using recipes handed down by her German grandmother and locally-sourced fruit from Bosc pear to peach and rhubarb. There’s a limited supply of the 2018 batch—the 2019 bottles will be ready in the fall—so stock up Saturday for a summer of seasonal cocktails…

See you at the market!

Read more here.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Gun Violence
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Discover Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Workers Compensation Savings
  • CVAC Annual Dinner and Officer Installation
  • Congratulations to Chappaqua Orchestra, Barbara Yahr & our EPIC Committee!
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Leaf Blower Environmental Protection Law
  • Westchester County Airport
  • New Basketball Court and Inclusive Playground
  • Multi-Use Trail RFP

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

  • The Mannheimer Garden is Open!
  • Parking Permits Expire this Friday!
  • Summer Hours are in effect through Labor Day!
  • Records Retention Day
  • Congratulations!

Click here to read the full Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events

Lecture: To Stir Inform & Inflame: The Art of Tony Auth

Wed. June 19 7:00Tony Auth’s cartoons, seemingly simple and always direct, influenced public opinion and politicians for more than forty years. “Our job is not to amuse our readers. Our mission is to stir them, inform and inflame them.” Auth, a Pulitzer Prize winner, documents the changing political and cultural landscape of our time. From LBJ to Obama, from the energy crisis to the financial crisis, this talk will include cartoons that touched the lives of newspaper readers all over America.

Lecturer David Leopold is an author and curator who has organized exhibitions for the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and others and organized the archives of Al Hirschfeld’s work at Lincoln Center.

Cosponsor: Town of New Castle
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Film Clips & Discussion: All About Bette Davis

Friday, June 21 7:00Two-time Academy Award winning actress Bette Davis had a career that lasted nearly seven decades. We will learn more about this outspoken actress, a major star at Warner Brothers, through access to her personal archives.

Location: Chappaqua Library

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoHow many acres did Horace Greeley purchase in Chappaqua for his summer home?

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

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.

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

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