New Castle Community eNewsletter 10/05/18


The New Castle eNewsletter

Chappaqua Indian Community Outreach Event – India Day!

India Day Flyer

Chappaqua Indian community is organizing a fun-filled event called “India Day” next Saturday October 6th from 2pm to 4pm. The event highlights Indian cultural dances, and musical performances, along with crafts and activities for kids. The event’s purpose is to showcase India’s rich culture, art, heritage and diversity, and will also feature performances by various students from Chappaqua school District. There are also creative crafts and activities for the kids and adults. The event is free.

Please come and support our event as we are expecting a heavy turnout. Please feel free to reach out at 914-479-8822 for any questions or concerns.

ChappPAC Children’s Programming

FREE Musical Theatre Workshop Open House

Saturday, October 6, 11am-12pm for ages 3-6 and 12:30-2:30pm for ages 7-16youth educationCome learn firsthand about all the wonderful things happening for kids at ChappPAC this fall. Join Westchester’s finest musical theatre instructors on-stage and learn about all the opportunities for kids this fall at ChappPAC. From 11am-12pm, students ages 3-6 will learn a song from Peter Pan and perform for parents and friends on stage at the end of the workshop. From 12:30-2:30 students ages 7-11 and 12-16 will learn and perform a song and dance from Hamilton.

Wicked Workshop

Monday, October 15, 4:30pm-6:30pmWicked WorkshopExclusive opportunity for young theater lovers to Join two current Broadway actors who are former cast members of Wicked! Arielle Jacobs whose Broadway credits include; Jasmine in Aladdin (current), Wicked, In the Heights and Rent and Alicia Albright whose Broadway credits include dance captain in Frozen (current) and Dance Captain in Wicked, as well as national tours of All Shook Up and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Participants will learn a portion of a Wicked song and dance combo from Broadway cast members and two professional music directors. The session culminates with the students performing on stage for parents and friends and a Q&A session with the actors about their experience to educate and inspire the next generation of performers and theatre lovers.

Two separate age groups: 7-12 and 13-18

Early Bird (prior to September 25): $150 per workshop

After September 25th: $175 per workshop

To purchase tickets, please visit or call 914-458-5143.

Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets

November 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmTim KubartTim Kubart’s concerts are an indie pop dance party for all ages. Joined on stage by his band, the “Space Cadets” (and a tap-dancing sidekick!), Tim performs songs celebrating real life kid and family moments and milestones. No matter the venue, a Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets show is highly interactive, musically rich, and always speaks to kids at the top of their intelligence.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Musical Theatre Technique and Audition Prep Workshop

Monday, November 26, 4:30pm-6:30pmaudition workshopJoin Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Wicked, Godspell, Grease) and Broadway star Derek Klena (Anastasia, Wicked, Bridges of Madison County) to learn about musical theatre technique and audition preparation. These two veterans of Broadway will provide insightful instruction in a fun and encouraging environment. The session culminates with the students performing on stage for parents and friends and a Q&A session with the actors about their experience to educate and inspire the next generation of performers and theatre lovers.

Two separate age groups: 7-12 and 13-18

Early Bird (prior to September 25): $150 per workshop

After September 25th: $175 per workshop

To purchase tickets, please visit or call 914-458-5143

ChappPAC – The United States Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet

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Free Community Concert
USAF Heritage of America Band
Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd.

The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet repertoire. It is a component of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism and communicate the Air Force story.

Sponsored: The Town of New Castle and The Chappaqua Library all library programs are free and open to the public.

Community Cocktail Party to Help Reunite Immigrant Families

cocktailsCalling all cocktail lovers from lands afar…

All are invited to the first annual Community Cocktail Party on October 17 from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Aesop’s Fable in Chappaqua (13 King St). The New Castle Diversity & Inclusion Committee and The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host this fun fundraising event. The event is open to everyone and all proceeds will be donated to IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TOGETHER, an organization that works to reunite mothers with their children. The cost will be $40 per person, including international cocktails, wine from Italy and France, sangria, pizza appetizers and other finger food.

Don’t miss the event of the season and the chance to meet up with your friends and neighbors, as well as make many new friends and business contacts! To sign up for this event, please click here.

NEW: CSF Moms’ Night Out Event

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NEW: New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update – 3rd Quarter – 2018

3rd quarter under review

I have said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. From the start, I have believed that your Town Supervisor should be guided by rights and obligations. The rights of the community to be heard and to be informed are critical to a responsive Town Government. And we must always be conscious of our obligations to listen and communicate effectively as we work to address current concerns and problems while at the same time improving our Town and planning for the future. I also recognize that while town-wide issues are my focus, no individual matter is too small for a responsive town government.

I welcome those opportunities for more personal contact with residents. As we look ahead, there remains much work to be done, and I will continue to work hard for the entire community. It is my pleasure, then, as Supervisor to provide a quarterly report – 3rd Quarter of 2018 – to the community about current Town projects and initiatives.

  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
  • Traffic Light timing at the intersection of Roaring Brook Road and the Saw Mill Parkway
  • ChapLine
  • Federal Limitations State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions
  • Westchester County Airport
  • School Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Taxi contract
  • Sidewalks
  • Paving
  • Black Bear Sightings
  • Community Sign
  • Basketball Court / Pickleball
  • Millwood – Cell Tower
  • Millwood – Train Trestle Banner
  • Habitat for Humanity Update
  • 2019 Budget Meetings
  • Face of America Liberty cycling challenge

Read the entire quarterly update here.

NEW: 2018 Ragamuffin Parade at the Chappaqua Train Station!

The Annual Ragamuffin Parade will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Carnival begins @ 12p. Rides, food & music. Parade starts @ 3:30pm. Chappaqua Train Station
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NEW: TIOLI – Crutches 4 Kids

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Donate your old crutches to the Take It Or Leave It Shed this Saturday, 10/13 from 9-12p. This is a one day event! All donated crutches will be donated to Crutches 4 Kids.

NEW: Film and Discussion: The Rape of Europe

This documentary explores the effects of the cultural destruction perpetrated by the Nazis across Europe, and examines the ongoing struggle to recover and return the stolen art.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 @ 7PM @ Chappaqua Library

This film is presented in conjunction with the upcoming lecture:
Murder to Museums: Current Controversies over Nazi-looted Art
Wednesday, Oct. 10 @ 7:00 @ Town Hall Assembly Room

NEW: NY State Archivist Thomas Ruller to Present Lecture on New York’s Role in WWI

Thomas Ruller PhotoOn Sunday, October 28, 2018, the New Castle Historical Society will host a public lecture by New York State Archivist Thomas Ruller entitled, “Poets can be soldiers: Remembering New York’s role in the Great War”.

The event will be held at the Millwood Fire House (100 Millwood Road, Millwood, NY 10546) at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is recommended. Attendees are encouraged to register here or by calling 914-238-466 or emailing

Friends of Greeley Theatre Fundraiser

Midnight at the Masquerade
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM
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The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. Its up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Attend the Billionaires Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, Venetian masks, suits, and masquerade attitude encouraged. Get ready for a glamorous night of mystery and intrigue.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Harvest Fest Pumpkin Patch

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NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Crunch, Tart Sweet or Crisp?

Farmers market headerNo matter how you like your apples, Caradonna Farms delivers. They are bringing 8-10 varieties of apples to the market his week and no fewer than six types of pears. Fan of grapes? There will be five types to choose from on Saturday, too. Autumn has definitely arrived.

Cold crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, are also hitting the produce bins.

Many of you have been asking about mushrooms at the market. You’ll be happy to know that Letterbox Farm is now bringing bags of oysters and shiitakes which they sell by the bag (3/4 lb) for $10. They sold out quickly last week so don’t dawdle.

Bien Cuit is also selling mushrooms on behalf of Bulich Mushroom Farm. They bring them in very small quantities so make sure to ask the bread vendor about them.

Read more at the Farmkers Market Blog.

ChappPAC – Jordan Matter

As a real joint effort with the ChappPac, Friends of the ChappPAC and Arts & Culture Committee, Scattered Books will be hosting a live presentation by famed dance photographer (and social media legend) Jordan Matter and launching his new book, Born to Dance. His previous book, Dancers Among Us, was wildly popular, and his 10-minute challenges on Instagram and You Tube have drawn 1M+ followers. Jordan’s work is known worldwide and we are thrilled to host his very first public appearance in conjunction with his new book!

The event will take place at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center on October 14th at 5:00 (doors open at 4:00pm). All tickets come with a seat to the live presentation, which is inspiring and has an anti-bullying and self-esteem building undertone, plus a signed book and a selfie/photo with Jordan. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy a private meet & greet prior to the presentation at 4:30 and front row seating. Additional copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event and Jordan will sign more than 1 copy. You can see Jordan’s amazing photos on his Instagram and also on YouTube. And we may also have a few fun surprises planned at the event =)

Please purchase tickets here and direct any questions to

Be The Good – Chappaqua Rotary

be the goodChappaqua Rotary’s annual Community Day had the highest attendance ever – with more activities, music, and 57 offers to donate blood! We hope you enjoyed the day. We are already in the planning stages for next year!

Who We Are

Founded in 1983, Chappaqua Rotary strives to be the good. We are part of Rotary International, an organization with over 1.2 million members serving in over 155 countries, and recognized as the longest running service organization in the world.

What We Do

Locally, we strive to BE THE GOOD in our community. We are active and financial supporters of many worthy causes such as the GraceNotes Outreach program (which brings chamber music to prisons), the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater NYC (formerly Habitat for Humanity of Westchester), the Face of America Liberty Ride (for disabled veterans), SPCA of Westchester, and various others.

Interested in Joining?

We are always looking for new members who are interested in meeting the need within our community. Contact Eileen Gallagher at for more information.


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Chappaqua Library Lecture: From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies Over Nazi-Looted Art

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 @ 7pmRaymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in copyright litigation and Nazi art looting, will present an overview of art theft during World War II and look at how the sale of stolen works bankrolled large parts of the Nazi war machine.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, The New York Times on the front page in the Arts section published an article by William D. Cohan, titled, Jewish Heirs Challenge an Art Foundation Ally. Raymond Dowd was quoted in the article.

Cosponsor: Town of New Castle
Location: Town Hall Assembly Room
200 South Greeley Ave.

2018 Fall Festival

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First Congregational Church 2018 Fall Tag Sale

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New Castle Recreation – Fall Registration Has Begun

View Catalog here.

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.