New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/27/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 07/27/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

2018 Summer Concert Series

Please 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 FDR Drive!

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: Chappaqua Farmers Market – SHOW UP FOR SHISHITO

It’s mid-summer and that means shishito peppers, fairy tale eggplant are finally at the market. Blistered Shishito peppers, (look for them at both the Sun Sprout and Letterbox farmstands) sprinkled with coarse salt, are the perfect accompaniment to grilled steak (from Stone and Thistle Farm), or, as a snack to nibble on before dinner on the deck. Like radishes, you hold by the stem and eat.

But don’t just drop them in your mouth: one out of ten of these thumb-size grass-green peppers is alarmingly hot. No way to tell which pepper is hotter than the rest, so best to nibble first. It’s all part of the fun of eating shishitos.

Read more here.

NEW: Opening – Recreation and Parks Commission

The Recreation and Parks Commission develops long term and short term plans for the Town’s parks and sponsors activities for New Castle residents from pre-school to senior citizens. The Commission supervises equipment, operation and maintenance of all facilities; makes rules and regulations governing their use; establishes and collects fees; plans for the future recreation and parks needs of the community; prepares an annual budget to recommend to the Town Board; files an annual report with the Town Board; and makes recommendations to the Town Board for recreational programs to be held jointly with neighboring municipalities, the Chappaqua Library, or with school districts within the town.

The Recreation and Parks Commission appoints the Superintendent of Recreation and Parks who supervises New Castle’s professional Recreation Department staff. The Superintendent of Recreation shall administer the policies of the Commission and direct the programs and facilities under its control, but may not exercise the authority of the Commission in its absence.

The facilities and parks under the Recreation and Parks Commission include: Gedney Park, Millwood Park, Recreation Field, Smith Park, Whippoorwill Park, and the Community Center.

Members of the Recreation and Parks Commission are not eligible for reappointment unless the first term was a partial term. All Commission members annually choose the chairman in the first week of February. The Commission may advise the Town Board of any member who misses three consecutive regular meetings or more than four meetings of any kind during the calendar year.

The term is for seven years. The meetings are the first Thursday of every month.

Please complete this form and email to Jill Shapiro, the New Castle Town Administrator at

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

Hall of Scoops (14 S. Greeley Ave) is 50% OFF STOREWIDE. Great deals on gifts, camp, color war and college!
Doublevision Photographers is having a summer sale—25% off a mini headshot session! Book a ½-hour session or give a gift certificate for one. All edited digital images are included.
Registration is now open for Kitah Katan, Bet Torah Nursery School’s 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.
House Of 29 (39 S. Greeley Ave) is continuing last week’s sidewalk sale inside the store—check out their $75 clothing and other special deals. PLUS: All Yossi Harari Fine Jewelry is 25% off!
LIMITED TIME OFFER—FREE KITBFranklin is the LED lighting expert – they sell “Great Lighting for Life.”  For a limited time, you can order their FREE kit to help you convert your home to LED lights. LEDs save consumers money, lower their energy usage and protect the environment. They’ve made it easy! When you’re buying a light bulb that lasts 20+ years, you want to make a brilliant choice.  Get started today by ordering your kit from
Squires Family Clothing & Footwear (41 S. Greeley Ave) is continuing their summer sidewalk sale inside: Cash & Carry—$50.00 minimum credit card.
Hipkid (77 S. Greeley Ave) has new fall merchandise arriving daily! Come check out the new STATE bag backpacks for boys and girls, super-soft school clothes from Chaser Kids, and Project Social T for teens and moms! For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack—packed with essential tools for success—to a local child in need! Project Social T selects four outstanding charities to partner with from across the U.S. Each quarter they spend time getting to know the charities, their volunteers, and their mission individually, and are able give a monthly donation of $5k to ensure they can continue their incredible work.
Chappaqua Paint & Hardware (59 S. Greeley Ave) is offering 90% off of all leftover sidewalk sale items, as well as buy one get one free on ALL Caldrea products!
There’s a lot going on at Crabtree’s Kittle House (11 Kittle Rd): Summer Mondays are Lobster Night—reservations recommended! Lobster, shrimp, clams and corn to stay or go, $49.95/person. On Tuesday, July 31, the Sparkle For A Cause charity is Habitat For Humanity. Make a reservation any time between 5:30pm – 8:30 pm, and 30 percent of your entire check will be donated to the charity of the evening! The event is in Amy’s Garden with live music, great food and sparkling cocktails. All menus are available and applicable to the 30% donation to each charity. Just mention ‘ sparkle’ when you make your reservation. Every Wednesday is Wine Wednesday & Oysters & Clams ($1.50 oysters and $.75 clams); enjoy a list of limited quantity, exceptional wines for only $25 per bottle!
Aura Salon & Style Bar (191 King St) wants to help you beat the summer heat and the effects it has on your hair! Now offering all natural and organic products and treatments. Also ask about their deep conditioning and new Hair Bath treatments. August Special: Get your glow on with a glaze or single process color with a blow-dry for only $99 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Book your appointment today 914-238-0091.

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.