New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/05/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

2019 Summer Concert Series

  • 7/10 – Tramps Like Us – Bruce Springsteen tribute band
  • 7/17 – Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart – American Country band
  • 7/24 – Arena Rock Tribute – multi-tribute Classic Rock band that pays homage to iconic bands and artists who helped define Classic Rock in the 70’s and 80’s
  • 7/31 – FDR Drive – Top 40 and classic hits
  • 8/7 – The Haks – Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Country, Southern Rock
  • 8/14 – The Chappaqua Orchestra

Thank you to our sponsors Breezemont Day Camp, Sunshine Children’s Home & Rehab Center, Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, Financial Asset Management & Korth & Shannahan.
summer concert series

NEW: Lights for Liberty Vigil

Lights for LibertyJoin us on Friday July 12th, 2019, 8:00 pm at the Gazebo in Chappaqua for a “Lights for Liberty” vigil to end human detention camps. This is a nationwide event that will bring thousands of Americans together across the country, with their neighbors, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on July 12th, community leaders and neighbors will come together to speak about what we can do to help end this inhumane policy. At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps, separated from their families, to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Left of Main Street, a Chappaqua based progressive group, will be sponsoring the vigil. Bring your candles and please join us.

New Castle Day at Playland is July 31st!

Playland LogoWestchester County has introduced “Town Days” at Rye Playland. Each town in Westchester will get their own day at the park with special perks just for their town. New Castle’s Day is Wed, July 31st. With proof of ID, each resident will receive discount coupons when they arrive at the park by going to the Fountain Plaza Administration Building. Discounts include one free mini golf entry, one two for one ride admission, one free beach or pool admission, $1 off of one food value meal and a $5 discount for parking on a return visit to the park.

Click here to learn more.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Frond to Bulb Fennel!

farmers market bannerFrom bushy basil to blackberries to the first peaches of the season, summer is in full swing at the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market. This week, Black Creek Farm is bringing in beautiful fennel bulbs to prove it. What do farmers like to do with fennel, a flowering plant in the carrot family? Well, this farmer doesn’t like to waste a single part of this aromatic plant, hence his recipe for “fennel frond pesto”. The farmers at Black Creek say fennel’s anise (licorice) flavor brings “a bit of bright coolness to any dish”. Not a fennel fan? Feel free to work with the beautiful basil that Black Creek is also bringing to market this week instead.

Read more on the blog.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoDuring the Civil War, anti-draft riots abounded and many places, such as Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune office, were attacked – and the office was nearly burned. It has been told that rioters even reached his home in Chappaqua and threatened to burn it, leading to his wife, Mary Greeley, stockpiling gunpowder and threatening to blow up the house if they tried. When did these anti-draft riots occur?

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

Jazz-Era Picnic: Reserve Now & Save – 50% off – limited time offer

jazz event bannerThis September, join the NCHS in the Chappaqua Station lawn to experience the Roaring 1920s! The picnic features Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra. Now a Chappaqua annual tradition, guests are encouraged to don their best seersucker outfits or 1920s-inspired garb, sun hats, and dancing shoes.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 (Rain or Shine)
Lawn opens at 5 pm, Music starts at 5:30 pm

Special Summer Promotion (while supplies last): 50% off General Admission Tickets — Reserve your ticket today for only $17.50!

All Reservations & Tickets

Reserve online here.

Or, print a response form here, and please return to the NCHS, P.O. Box 55, Chappaqua, NY 10514.

General Admission

  • NCHS Member Tickets: $30 per person
  • Not-yet-Members Tickets: $35 per person
  • Event Supporter Tickets: $50 per person (*Tax deduction of approximately $15.)
  • Event Supporter Tickets + Family-style gourmet picnic & wine: $250 per person (*Tax deduction of approx. $155)

Patrons

Level: “Nifty”
$1,500 (seats 10)

VIP Table Includes: Family-style gourmet picnic by Crabtree’s Kittle House, four bottles of wine, commemorative Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park tote bags, & premium orchestra view. *Tax deduction of approximately $550.

Level: “Live Wire”
$2,500 (seats 10)

VIP Table Includes: Family-style gourmet picnic by Crabtree’s Kittle House, six bottles of wine, commemorative Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park tote bags, premium orchestra view, & VIP access to the Paper Moon Photo Booth for group and individual portraits. *Tax deduction of approximately $1,550.

Level: The “Cat’s Meow”
$5,000 (seats 20)

VIP Table Includes: Family-style gourmet picnic by Crabtree’s Kittle House, ten bottles of wine, commemorative Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park tote bags, VIP access to the Paper Moon Photo Booth for group and individual portraits, and optimal viewing of orchestra. *Tax deduction of approximately $3,100.

General Admission Ticketholders: BYO Picnic Basket | Some chairs provided (first come basis) | Tickets are required to attend this event.

Thank you to all of our supporters and auction donors!

  • Access Physical Therapy
  • Ibiza Kitchen
  • Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry
  • Millwood Animal Hospital
  • New Castle Physical Therapy
  • Sheptin Tutoring Group

FAQs

What if it rains?
We will move the event to an early 20th-century Hilltopper estate in Chappaqua.

Can I bring my own alcohol?
No, outside alcohol is not permitted. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Can I bring my own picnic?
Yes, absolutely!

Do I have to dress in historic clothing?
No! But 1920’s dress is encouraged.

Questions?
Call or email Cassie Ward, NCHS Executive Director at 914-238-4666 or director@newcastlehs.org.

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.

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 chapmillcoc@gmail.com.