New Castle Community eNewsletter 08/31/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

New Castle Recreation – Fall Registration Has Begun

View Catalog here.

NEW: Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

New at ICD (75 S. Greeley Ave): Auburn Jewelry, a unique, high-quality, affordable line of classic, elegant pendant necklaces handcrafted from sterling silver and colorful enamel. Auburn was created by a HGHS grad and has been honored by Westchester magazine with a 2015 Best of Westchester—Most Talented award, has had many successful pop-up shops at J Crew and Vineyard Vines, as well as trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s, and has been featured in People, Seventeen, The Hollywood Reporter, and many more.

Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King St) has ribs, pulled chicken, brisket and pulled pork for your holiday weekend parties! The restaurant will be open their regular hours this weekend, 8 am daily, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Head to Family Britches (75 King St) for back to school and special event clothes—they will make sure your young man looks and feels great!

Chappaqua Paint & Hardware (59 South Greeley Ave) has a special offer: Buy one paint sample and get the second one free.

Squires Family Clothing & Footwear is open Saturday (9-6), Sunday (11-5) and Monday (9-6) of Labor Day Weekend in Chappaqua and Katonah, September 1, 2 & 3rd.

Amadeus Conservatory of Music is excited to be starting classes on Tuesday, September 4! They are pleased to welcome Adrienne Harmon, a creative and enthusiastic Suzuki Violin teacher for children ages 4 and up, on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm beginning September 5. They are also welcoming William Freed, an award-winning and experienced voice teacher, who will be teaching on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Private drum set lessons will be offered by John Geller, who specializes in rock and blues. Three new early childhood classes are available: Sounds of Music instrumental classes for ages 3 and 4 on Wednesdays at 1:00-1:30 and Thursdays at 1:30-2:00 beginning September 26 and 27. And a new Baby and Me class will start Tuesday, September 18 from 10:15-10:45. Register online or call 914-238-0388.

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 still 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. They are also offering a new musical Monday morning program from 9:30 to 10:10 in the fall. 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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Now at House of 29 (39 S. Greeley Ave): Casual luxury wear. Amsterdam-based fashion house brand brings you easy-to-wear tops and bottoms with outspoken graphics, mixing rock & roll aesthetics with pop culture references. This signature style has quickly gained a loyal following from Beyoncé, Kate Moss and many more. FOLLOW @HOUSEOF29

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.

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 and live streamed 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: The Take It Or Leave It Shed will be open this Saturday, Sept 1st!

The Take It Or Leave It Shed will be open this Saturday, September 1st, 9-12p. Please bring your goods as early in the morning as possible in order to give people plenty of time to take the items.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Squeeze in Those Last, Late Summer Picnics

Farmers market headerThe other day I took my family to Boscobel to see Taming of the Shrew, and I dare say our family picnic stole the show.

Yes, the Hudson River views were dramatic, but all eyes were on our market spread: some bread rolls from Wave Hill Breads, Rascal and Victoria Cheese from McGrath Cheese Co., some pate de campagne from Larchmont Charcuterie, kalamata olives from Kontoulis. garlicky hummus from Taiim Shack Mobile, cubed melon from Caradonna Farms, couscous salad with tomatoes from Sun Sprout, hard-boiled eggs from Letterbox Farm, and of course, some red wine and chocolate buckwheat treats from Bien Cuit and caramels from La Petite Occasion. Such a treat.

Read more at the Farmkers Market Blog.

NEW: Author Talk Another Side of Paradise: A Novel

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 @ 7PMAnother Side of Paradise CoverAuthor Sally Koslow writes an account of the real-life love affair between F. Scott Fitzgerald and gossip columnist Sheilah Graham. Working from Ms. Graham’s memoirs, interviews and letters, the author brings the pair – and 1930’s Hollywood – gloriously to life.

“Looking for something deliciously dishy with a side of wry? This golden age Hollywood novel is your ticket.”

Sally Koslow writes for the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, The Boston Globe and others.

Cosponsored with the Town of New Castle
Location: Town Hall Assembly Hall
200 South Greeley Ave.
Chappaqua, NY 10514

NEW: STAR (School Tax Relief) – 2019 Changes to Exemptions for Property Owners Age 65 and Over

NYS Star LogoNYS Department of Taxation and Finance has made changes to exemptions for property owners age 65 and over for 2019.

Click here to read more.

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: Greeley Football Schedule

Greeley Football Schedule

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).

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 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.

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

NEW: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Dar Williams

Dar Williams Called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker, Dar Williams brings her intimate folk/rock stylings back to her hometown for one night at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Sat 11/17 @ 8pm

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road

Click here to purchase tickets.

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, 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

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.