New Castle Community eNewsletter 08/17/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: New Castle Recreation – Fall Registration Starting August 20th!

View Catalog here.

NEW: 2018 Community Blood Drive

Join Senator Terrence Murphy and the Town of New Castle for a Community Blood Drive on Monday, August 20, 2018, 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm, New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappauqa, NY. Please reserve your appoitnment time by calling Senator MUrphy’s District Office at 914-962-2624.

NEW: SPCA of Westchester – Clear the Shelter

Clear the shelters adoption dayThe SPCA of Westchester is teaming up with NBC 4 New York/WNBC to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18th. 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 18, 2018 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: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

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.

Late nights at Local (75 S. Greeley Ave) got a tremendous start! They’re upping the ante with a LOCO TACO BLOW-OUT. From 8-10pm buy one taco, get the second for half price!

Have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah coming up? Consider Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King St) for your family’s Friday night Shabbat dinner. Call for details on their prix fix menu: 238-1368.

Chappaqua Paint & Hardware (59 South Greeley Ave) is offering 75% off in-stock Root Candles.

LIMITED TIME OFFER – FREE “TRY LIGHT” KIT: BFranklin is the LED lighting expert – We sell Great Lighting for Life.  For a limited time, you can order our FREE “try light” kit to help you convert your home to LED lights. LEDs save consumers money, lower their energy usage and protect the environment. We’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

Back to School, the Jewish Holidays and Fall are comingFamily Britches (75 King St) is ready to help you effortlessly prepare.

50% off Inventory reduction sale is going on at ICD (75 South Greeley Ave) right now! Stop in for the best selection!  #inventoryreduction #summersale@ICD

What’s new at Aura Salon & Style Bar (191 King St)? From farm to chair: Organic stylists who believe in pure ingredients. Try OWay’s Rebuilding Organic Hair Treatment for damaged, weak, brittle hair to add shine, strength, elasticity, hydration and body; it also re-mineralizes hair, repairs the cuticle and makes hair resistant to breakage. Call for details!

New Castle Community Day

This year, the annual New Castle Community Day will be held on September 15th at the Chappaqua Train Station parking lot. Community Day is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chappaqua, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your businesses and organizations to residents. Please review the Registration Form for more information. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Rotary Club of Chappaqua is a community service organization made up of residents, leaders of the community, and local business owners. Weekly meetings include guest speakers presenting topics of local and/or global importance, as well as updates on Rotary projects. Embodying the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”, the club gives back to local organizations and projects, helps organize community events, and supports the initiatives of Rotary International.

NEW: LWVNC to hold Candidates’ Night – September 5th

The League of Women Voters® of New Castle invites the community to a Candidates’ Night for the Democratic Party primary for District 40 of the NYS Senate. The candidates are Peter Harckham and Robert Kesten. The Candidates’ Night will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chappaqua Library Theater, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY.

The winner of the primary will run against Republican Senator Terrence Murphy, who does not have a primary challenger. The primary will be held on Thursday, September 13th.

Come meet the Candidates and ask them questions. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Candidates’ Night will be recorded by NCCMC.

For additional information, please contact Mary Kirsch at

For up-to-date information on the candidates and your polling places, go to

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Where the Cantaloupe Roam

Caradonna Farms will be bringing their first ripe cantaloupes to market this week. Huzzah! Please don’t treat market melons as you would a supermarket melon. Unlike supermarket melons, which are picked unripe so they can withstand long transit times, farm market melons are harvested right at their peak. That means they can’t sit around on your counter for a week. If you want them to deliver maximum flavor and nutrients dive into your melons! (One cup of melon contains about 60 calories, 14.4 grams of carbohydrate, 1.6 grams fiber, and more than a day’s worth of vitamin A and C. Cantaloupe is also a good source of potassium).Read more at the Farmers Market blog

NEW: New Castle Historical Society invites you to Dance & Picnic in the Park at Chappaqua Station

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4 pm – 8 pm

Featuring: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Jazz-Age Dance Orchestra.

Slip on your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of music and fun celebrating the Roaring 1920’s! The Chappaqua Station lawn will open to guests at 4 pm, and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to dress in their finest 1920s-inspired outfits, dresses, and sun hats.

The event will feature Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premiere Jazz-Age dance orchestra, under the canopy of trees in front of Chappaqua Station. Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, well-known for their infectious and electrifying performances at the “Jazz Age Lawn Party” on NYC’s Governors Island, are sure to have guests dancing the night away and trying their hand at the Charleston or the Lindy Hop.

All proceeds benefit the New Castle Historical Society, a local non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to the preservation and sharing of local history.

Tickets available here .

NEW: 9-11 Ceremony

Please join us as the Town of New Castle marks the seventeenth anniversary of 9-11. We will commemorate this solemn day with a memorial service honoring and remembering all those affected and the thousands who lost their lives, including three New Castle residents. The memorial will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. at the Gedney Park, Millwood Road (Route 133).

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Traffic Light timing at the intersection of Roaring Brook Road and the Saw Mill Parkway
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Community Sign
  • Basketball Court / Pickleball
  • Taxi
  • Paving
  • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
  • Westchester County Airport

Read more here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • 120 Sidewalk Replacement Project
  • Marcourt and Douglas
  • 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
  • September Meetings

Read more here.

NEW: Get Organized With Burbio

Remember to get organized for the Fall with – a free website and app that puts New Castle school, government, library, school sports and community events in one place. With you can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync events to your personal calendar instantly and get notified when things change! Sign up at or download the app for iPhone or Android. If you are involved in a non-profit group or organization and want to get your events on Burbio, please contact:

NEW: New Castle Fire District No. 1 Treasurer Wanted

Fire District Treasurer (Pursuant to Town Law, residents of New Castle Fire District No. 1 will be given preference)

General Description: Act as Fiscal Officer for the NCFD No. 1, and perform related tasks as required.

Perform range of clerical and financial record-keeping functions as prescribed by law Maintain legal custody of all records, papers and books.

Click for more information.

NEW: Celebrate Art & Music: NWAG partners w/ Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 22 at 5 PM – 8 PM Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, New York 10514

Hosted by The Northern Westchester Artists Guild

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

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

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!!!

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.