New Castle Community eNewsletter 08/03/18

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


What is it about the tomatoes this year? They are so flavorful. It’s like they sucked up all the sunshine that’s been doled out so sparingly this summer. Do thunderstorms make them thrive? No matter the reason, buy lots and eat as many as you can while you can.

I’ve been slicing Sun Sprout Farm’s cherry tomatoes and layering them on a slice of Wave Hill’s sliced French country bread that’s been slathered with McGrath’s Cheese Co.’s queso fresco. Top with mint or arugula instead of basil for something different.

Read more here.

NEW: Come celebrate the League of Women Voters of New Castle on Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Come celebrate the League of Women Voters of New Castle on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Join us any time between 6 pm until 9 pm in the beautiful Amy’s Garden at Crabtree’s Kittle House, for a Small Bites, Sparkling Wine & Martini Menu (including non-alcoholic options) – all for a special price and a great cause!

Tap Room and Dining Room menus are also available.

Crabtree’s Kittle House will be making a donation of 30% of the evening’s Sparkle For A Cause proceeds to the League of Women Voters of New Castle Citizens Education Fund (excluding tax and gratuity).

Please call Crabtree’s Kittle House (914-666-8044) to make a reservation and mention SPARKLE.

NEW: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 22

480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid.

With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards. In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.

Tickets available here.

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

Head to LOCAL (75 S. Greeley Ave) and check out their new ice cream menu! A huge selection of sundaes, shakes and toppings all made with SoCo Creamery, handmade organic ice cream!


Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King St) wants to remind everyone that they offer catering for all occasions!


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.


Family Britches (75 King St) has exciting new Fall merchandise for men,
women and boys. New arrivals daily!


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.11.


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Crabtree’s Kittle House (11 Kittle Rd) is introducing new dishes from Chef Beau:

Shrimp Moquecco and Venison Loin Mole Negro. Also, don’t miss Wine Wednesday & Oyster and Clams! Enjoy a list of limited quantity exceptional wines, garnered from the corners of our famous cellar for only $25 per bottle! PLUS $1.50 oysters and $0.75 clams!!


Kids heading to college? Squires is fully stocked with warm down and alternative down coats and parkas from The North Face, Patagonia, Arcteryx, and Fera. They also just received women’s water repellent Canadian fur hood parkas (available in 2 lengths and four shades) from Fera. For the guys, they just got in Gortex insulated parkas from Arcteryx that are fully windproof/waterproof and toasty warm! They are also fully stocked with Sorel and Ugg waterproof/insulated boots, as well as a tremendous selection of Smartwool socks for the whole family!

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.

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

SAVE THIS NEW DATE FOR OUR SEPTEMBER EVENT! Thursday, September 6th, 6:30-8:30PM. The New Castle Diversity & Inclusion Committee will be hosting our first “International Cocktail Party” at Aesop’s Fable Restaurant featuring global cocktail favorites,sangria and wines from Italy and France. This is a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together, an organization that works to reunite Moms and their Children. Please join us for this fun, festive and important fundraising party to kick-off the fall season!!!