New Castle Community eNewsletter 08/02/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

2019 Summer Concert Series

  • 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.
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NEW: Town Prosecutor Position

town logoThe Town of New Castle is seeking to fill a Town Prosecutor position. The Town Prosecutor is authorized to prosecute New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law violations as well as the violations of the Code of The Town of New Castle. The position requires attendance in Justice Court two Thursdays a month from 7pm till Court ends.

Salary: $6,000/year.

Send resumes to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro at

NEW: Opening – Recreation and Parks Commission

help wantedThe 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, Community Center and the Art 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: New Castle Police Child Seat Check

child seat check

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NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

    • Downtown Chappaqua Rezoning
    • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
    • Discover Chappaqua
    • Bobo’s Cafe
    • Chappaqua Crossing
    • Holocaust Memorial
    • Leaf Blower Environmental Protection Law
    • 2019 Summer Concert Series

Click here to read the full Supervisor’s Report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

      • Records Retention Day
      • Summer Hours
      • Budget 2020
      • Staff Training
      • 9/11 Ceremony

Click here to read the full Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Super Versatile Summer Squash!

farmers market bannerZucchini… So many ways to eat it and so little time! Seriously, few vegetables taste as good in a cake as they do in a pasta dish or confit’d as this summer staple. Here are three recipes that show how hard this vegetable will work for you in the kitchen.

Read more on the blog.

Downtown Chappaqua Rezoning

downtown rezoning renderingThe 2017 Comprehensive Plan recognizes that a healthy 21st century hamlet is much more than a retail destination; it is a place for community gatherings and civic events; a place where residents can live, congregate and spend their time comfortably; a place that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles; and a place that offers exciting dining and entertainment options that attract community residents and visitors. Today the Chappaqua Hamlet fulfills some of these criteria but falls short on many others (e.g. limited entertainment options, limited selection of housing types, difficult pedestrian navigation, limited parking). The Comprehensive Plan acknowledges the need to revitalize the Chappaqua Hamlet as a more modern, mixed-use community calling for actions that will help support its goals.

Watch “Chappaqua Form Based Code Community Meeting 7/23/19” on Vimeo. Read more about the Chappaqua Hamlet Rezoning Project and watch the meetings here.

Community Day 2019

be the good backpackWhere friends and neighbors meet for a spectacular, fun-filled day! What a great way to get the word out about your organization! Once again, Chappaqua Rotary proudly brings you the annual New Castle Community Day. The community turns out in high numbers to meet reps from local not-for-profits, merchants, and every town department, enjoy refreshments while the kids play, learn, and ride, listen to fabulous music, update or obtain a passport, donate blood, relax, unwind, and have a great time!

Community Day booth space now available online or you may send completed forms/checks to Chappaqua Rotary PO Box 715 Chappaqua NY 10514.

Download the registration form here.

NEW: Queens of Tap at MGM: Eleanor Powell

Elanor Powell and Ann Miller wee two of the greatest female tap dancers in Hollywood musicals.

Powell is best known as the MGM Queen of tap for her solo numbers.

Anne Miller began her film career in the 1930’s and continued to appearing in many MGM musicals through the 1940’s and 50’s.

We will see how both women advanced the genre of dance on film with their amazing command of tap.

Friday, August 2 @ 7PM
Location: Chappaqua Library

SPCA of Westchester – Clear the Shelter

clear the shelters bannerThe SPCA of Westchester is teaming up with NBC 4 New York/WNBC to host NBC Universal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17. On this day, the SPCA of Westchester will offer reduced and/or waived pet adoption fees on many dogs and cats as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to help families find and adopt homeless pets. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17 from 10 AM to 4 PM
WHERE: 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
INFO: Audiences can visit to view all eligible animals or for a full listing of participating shelters.

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoThe building in Millwood now occupied by Ana’s Nail salon was, in the post-Civil War period, a general store owned by whom?

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

TaubStrong Golf Outing

Taub Strong golf outing flyerOn September 16, 2019 dozens of Westchester residents will come together at the first annual ##TAUBSTRONG Golf & Tennis Outing at the Mount Kisco Country Club starting at 11:00am. The event will honor Casey Taub, a Chappaqua resident who lost his valiant battle against pediatric brain cancer at age 16. Proceeds will go toward helping families with their non-medical expenses as well as pediatric brain cancer research through the Matthew Larson Foundation in memory of Casey.

To register or for more information about making a donation please visit their websiteor contact #TAUBSTRONG Tee Off 2019 Committee Chairs Jim Bergin or Linda Bosco

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)


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


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.

Call or email Cassie Ward, NCHS Executive Director at 914-238-4666 or