New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/20/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/20/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

LawnChair Theater Returns!

LawnChair Theater Returns with the perfect play for the middle of summer. The Town of New Castle along with the Art & Culture Committee present LawnChair Theater Company’s version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Recreation Field on Friday, July 20th at 6:30 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.

Walk on Down to Chappaqua’s Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale July 19-21, 2018

More than 40 Chappaqua merchants will be participating in this year’s Chappaqua Summer Sidewalk Sale, a three-day extravaganza taking place Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Featuring everything from jewelry and handbags to apparel and art, the event is a perfect opportunity for both residents and visitors to buy quality merchandise at incredible prices.

2018 Summer Concert Series

Wed., 7/25 – Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart
Wed., 8/1 – FDR DrivePlease join us at 7pm at the Recreation Field / Gazebo in downtown Chappaqua for the 2018 Summer Concert Series. We will have beer & wine from DeCicco & Sons, multiple food trucks & fun activities for the kids.

Next week is Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart – a country band.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Series Sponsor:
Breezemont Day Camp

Gold Sponsors:
JP McHale Pest Management
Mountain Treatment Center

Platinum Sponsors
Club Fit
Financial Asset Management Corp
Korth & Shannahan
Saw Mill Club
Sunrise Solar Solutions
Sunshine Children’s Home

Diamond Sponsors
Jodi’s Gym
Northern Westchester Hospital

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Sidewalk Sale
  • 2018 Summer Concerts
  • Welcome Ibiza Kitchen!
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Pedestrian signs
  • ChapLine Committee
  • Sustainability
  • Electronic Sign
  • Foundation going in this week!!
  • Taxi contract
  • Sidewalks
  • New Castle Police Officer Chad Golanec

Read more here.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • 2019 Budget Cycle
  • Housekeeping

Read more here.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Pretty Pretty Plums

Tart and sweet, juicy colorful plums are truly a summer treasure. Few fruits taste as delicious out of hand as they do out of the oven as the plum. Plums are just as perfect in a cocktail, as they are roasted on flatbread with burrata cheese. Or simply roasted whole to eat with yogurt or ice cream. Here’s an “oldie but goodie” collection of plum recipes from the now-defunct Saveur Magazine. I can tell you that the Plum-Basil Gin Fizz is a favorite at our house on July nights on the patio as is this ridiculously easy plum tart plucked from the Joy of Cooking circa 1963.

Read more here.

NEW: New Castle Diversity & Inclusion Committee – International Cocktail Party

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, August 2nd from 6-8PM. The New Castle Diversity & Inclusion Committee will be hosting our first “International Cocktail Party” featuring global cocktail favorites and wines from Italy and France. This is a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together, an organization that works to reunite Moms and their Children. More details to follow!!

Read more here.

Making Waves to Fight Cancer 2018

Do you or your children enjoy swimming? How about swimming some laps for a great cause! Chappaqua Swim & Tennis (CST) is hosting its 7th annual Swim Across America event on Sunday, July 22, to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment. The swim will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. and all participants are welcome to join by swimming a half mile or a mile and stay on to enjoy breakfast treats, donated by local merchants.

Last year 80 swimmers of all ages and abilities, raised nearly $70,000 by swimming a half mile or a mile at CST’s event.

This year CST is expecting swimmers from local swim clubs to take part. Jolyn, a popular swim and athletic wear vendor, will host a pop-up shop and donate 10% of all proceeds to Swim Across America.

Click here to donate to this worthy cause or to register to participate in Swim Across America at CST.

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

Doublevision Photographers is having a summer sale: 25% off a mini headshot session! Either book a ½-hour mini session or give a gift certificate for one! All edited digital images are included.

Don’t miss the flash sale at Whispering Pines (83 S. Greeley Ave)! 25% off all store merchandise this weekend only!

Registration is now open for Kitah Katan, Bet Torah Nursery School’s (60 Smith Ave, Mt. Kisco) toddler drop-off separation program, which begins September 6. Children 18 months and older are eligible. Families enrolling by August 3 will also be able to attend a new musical Monday morning program from 9:30 to 10:10 in the fall at no charge for caregiver/parent and child. Kitah Katan is a yearlong program that begins the gentle separation and learning through play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:45 am. For information, please call 914-666-7595 ext.110.

Based right here in the heart of Chappaqua (113 King St) Alison Friedricks Interiors, founded by Chappaqua Mom Alison Friedricks, specializes in residential and commercial interior design as well as home staging and downsizing. Alison and her team combine great taste and expertise with a practical understanding of the way we live today. From colonial to contemporary, Alison Friedricks Interiors is fluent in every style and engages in all aspects of the design business. No job is too small or too big.

The following trainings are available at Breathe Pilates & Yoga (83 N Greeley Ave):

Pilates Beginner/Intermediate Mat Certification

Yoga Teacher Training Certification – 200 or 300 hours

Yoga and Cooking Mini Retreat with Judi Friedman – Oct. 13, 2018

Family Britches (70 King St) wants to remind everyone that their in-store Art Closet (with Leslie Weissman and Peg Sackler) will be open during the Sidewalk Sale.

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NEW: Saw Mill River Audubon Pruyn Sanctuary Gardens Open House

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saw Mill River Audubon Pruyn Sanctuary Gardens Open House

Pruyn Sanctuary, 275 Millwood Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

Drop by Pruyn Sanctuary to look over our new Plants for Birds garden plot, our Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden and the adjacent Pruyn Arboretum. See native grasses and flowering plants that you may want to plant, talk with SMRA garden volunteers, and pick up our plants lists. Come any time between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Stay longer, if you wish, for the 3:30 pm Third Sunday Walk through Pruyn Sanctuary. No pre-registration necessary. For weather cancellations check our website at

Summer Recreation is Now Open

Click here to register.

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.

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