New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/15/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

New Castle Historical Society & “Gold in Your Attic” Tag Sale

Celebrate the End of the School Year

Celebrate the end of the school year with some fun games and activities on the recreation field (across from Bell Middle School) on Thurs., June 21nd from 11:00am – 1:30pm. Bouncy castle, obstacle course, games, band, free pizza and more! All kids welcome! Sponsored by Camp Nabby.

2018 Summer Concert Series

Wed., 6/27 – Chappaqua Orchestra 6:30 – 7:30
Wed., 7/11 – White Wedding (80’s tribute band)
Wed., 7/18 – Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen cover band)
Wed., 7/25 – Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart
Wed., 8/1 – FDR Drive

NEW: End of the School Year Safety Message


NCUFY is a community based coalition whose goal is to bring sectors of the New Castle/Chappaqua community together to work to ensure the health and safety of our teens. Two of our Coalition members have joined together in a message to parents and the community about safety considerations during this celebratory time of year. We are pleased to be able to share their collaborative effort and join in wishing all families, particularly those with graduates, a happy and safe end of school year and summer. To read the message in full, click here.

NEW: Summer Recreation is Now Open

Click here to register.

NEW: An Evening with Robert Klein

Iconic comedian & Broadway star Robert Klein has entertained audiences for more than 40 years and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.

He’s been nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” and his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.” Last year Marshall Fine’s documentary movie Robert Klein Still Can’t stop his Leg was a top movie on Starz & his best selling book The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back is still a top seller.

Currently he can be seen on the hit TV show “Will & Grace” as Graces Father & more important, he’s a very funny man! Tickets are available here.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Come join us on the last day of school!
  • Summer Concerts
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Leaf Blower Legislation
  • Electric Shuttle
  • Chappaqua Crossing Apartments
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • School Safety
  • Gun Safety – June 21 is “ASK Day” (Asking Saves Kids)
  • Taxi Service
  • New Castle Airport Advisory Committee
  • Westchester County has scheduled 3 “Community Input Meetings”
  • Workers Comp Savings
  • Betsy Towl – Women of Distinction
  • Girl Scouts Gold Award Ceremony

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

  • Surplus Vehicle Auction
  • Con Ed Utility Work in Town
  • Parking Permits Expire this Friday June 15
  • Westchester County Sewer Work

For more information, click here.

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

NEW BUSINESS! Local company BFranklin is passionate about helping residents convert their homes to energy-efficient, long-lasting, great-looking LED lights. Tired of changing light bulbs? The BFranklin Try Light Kit is an easy way to upgrade all of your home’s lighting to long-lasting LEDs in one shot. Save $300-$500 per year, every year. No changing light bulbs for at least 10 years. Reduce your carbon footprint from lighting by 80%. Get started TODAY by ordering your FREE Try Light Kit at!

Hilltop Wines and Spirits (423 King Street) is hosting a special Father’s Day Wine Tasting this Saturday, June 16th, from 2pm until 6pm featuring wonderful selections for Dad!!! Follow them @hilltopwines

Family Britches (70 King Street) is celebrating Father’s Day with wonderful summer merchandise to help dad update his wardrobe and feel his best! Plus: the women’s department is on sale.

Graduation and teachers’ gifts? House Of 29 (39 S. Greeley Ave) has you covered. At this week’s Pop Up Event (through June 23rd) they are featuring a fashion jewelry designer with beautiful items at every price point, starting at about $30!

TONIGHT from 5-8 pm, Chappaqua Wine & Spirit (65 King Street) is pouring Mackmyra, the very first Swedish whisky to hit the USA. It is styled like a very smooth single malt.

Amadeus Conservatory of Music (201 King Street) congratulates their NYSSMA students who all received the highest scores on their recent NYSSMA adjudication. Further congrats to three young students who were accepted to the Greater Westchester Youth Orchestra for the fall: Owen Chen (first level) and Olivia Chen (intermediate level). Daniel Dolch was accepted to the Westchester Putnam Youth Orchestra.

Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King Street) gift certificates are a great idea for teachers and graduates!


So, our own CFM demo chef Marti Wolfson is back at the market this week. She was scheduled to do a guest appearance at the Hastings Farmer’s Market but is realizing that with baby Olive still nursing, it’s easier to stay close to home. “At the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market,” says Marti “(husband) Evan can just swing down for me to nurse and then get her back for a nap.”

I love that we are the kind of farmer’s market where this kind of thing happens. It just feels like family. From the way the vendors help each other out at set-up and knock down, to the way they barter ingredients at day’s end, to the families who picnic every Saturday on our colorful tables in the shade while enjoying the music, to the way Joe Tomato chats up every kid who steps up to his table, the vibe is a good one.

Read more on the blog.

NEW: NCHS – Ice Cream Social & Summer Games

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 Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee Presents LGBT Pride Month

The New Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee celebrates LGBT Pride Month by remembering important LGBT Rights Milestones.

Gun Safety – June 21 is “ASK Day”

In America, one out of three homes with children has a gun, and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Every year thousands of kids are killed and injured as a result. The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign – a collaboration between the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics – promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. It encourages parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play. It’s a simple question, but it has the power to save a child’s life.

The Town of New Castle has free gun locks provided by Project Child Safe. They are available in a display box next to the Med-return box in the police lobby.

LawnChair Theater Returns!

LawnChair Theater Returns with the perfect play for the middle of summer. The Town of New Castle along with the Arts & Culture Committee present LawnChair Theater Company’s version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Recreation Field on Friday, July 20th at 6:00 pm. Bring a blanket or a chair and have a picnic dinner while watching the play.

Please note: The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center is the rain venue.

Lawn Chair Theater is a summer theater program that has brought outdoor performances to the parks of Westchester since 2005. They have had great fun producing plays of Shakespeare during summertime. Their casts are multi-generational, blending both professional and amateur performers. Their goal is to contemporize Shakespeare without rewriting him, and to create community through their work and play.

Registration open for 3rd/4th/5th/6th Grade Fall 2018 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. 8th through Nov. 3rd. 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.