New Castle Community eNewsletter 10/19/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

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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Join us for a fun evening of German food, beer/wine, live music, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and activities for your children, including face painting and games. Oktoberfest Flyer

4th Annual Youth Volunteer Fair

Youth Volunteer Fair Flyer

2018 Fall Festival

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Monday Matters – Softball players Reunion

Please join us on Monday the 22nd of Oct for Monday’s Matter. Whisky tasting, appetizers and football.

Monday, Oct 22nd, 6:30pm
Quaker Hill Tavern, 61 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua

Meet J Hilburn personal men Stylist Lisa Sklar

Portion of proceeds will go to Evan’s Team

NEW: ChappPAC – Birding the Hudson Valley Book Launch

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Discover the rich habitats of the Hudson Valley! Three years in the making and published this fall, Kathryn Schneider’s new book, “Birding the Hudson Valley,” covers birding hotspots, and the when and how of birding from Troy to New York City.

Free event. Book sales & signing with a reception following the program.

Co-sponsored by all Westchester County Audubon chapters: Bedford Audubon, Bronx River-Sound Shore Audubon, Central Westchester Audubon, Hudson River Audubon of Westchester, and Saw Mill River Audubon.

Date: October 21 Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514

NEW: Sustainability Advisory Board – AGZA National Green Zone Initiative

Green Zone Initiative Flyer

NEW: Seminar – Black Bear and Cub

Black BearsJoin biologist Budd Veverka, Director of Land Management at the Mianus River Gorge in Westchester County, NY, for an in-depth look at black bears and how to peacefully co-exist with these large mammals. Budd’s long-time study of the species and first-hand experience along with his outgoing and personable nature will make this an enjoyable presentation.

Get an understanding of black bear biology and why black bears are moving into our area. From walking your dog to feeding the birds, learn how to peacefully co-exist with these large charismatic mammals. Discover the research being conducted by Mianus River Gorge and their regional partners in Westchester County.

Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available here until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

Date: October 25
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562

NEW: ChappPAC – The Modern Warrior LIVE

Modern Warrior Live Flyer

NEW: ChappPAC – Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets

Tim Kubart & the Space Cadets
Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets
November 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua

Tim 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 are available here.

NEW: ChappPAC – Northern Westchester Artists Guild Artist Reception

Meet the artists at a reception before the Dar Williams’ Concert! Currently on exhibit and for sale at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center are works by members of Northern Westchester Artists Guild.

Featured artists include Leslie Weissman, Peg Kafka Sackler, Jessica J Rubin, Sharon Linsker, Mara Van Fleet, Helene Ocko, Heather Solomon, Chrissanth Gross, hudson road photography, Samantha Kaplan, Mindy Kombert, Lesla Prokopiv-Borovik, Isabel Bolivar and Olimpia Gambacorta.

November 17, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514
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NEW: Preorder Thanksgiving Desserts and Support the League!

LWV LogoFollowing our very successful desserts fundraiser last year with rave reviews, we are pleased to again offer delicious Thanksgiving pies and cheesecakes by Pat Yost of Babe’s Delectables. Desserts are $20 – $35 depending upon type of dessert. Please go to the League’s website to place your order.

Place your order by November 13, 2018 and pick up your order between 5:30 and 7:30 pm, Tuesday, November 20. Quantities may be limited; order early to guarantee your selection.

Questions about orders or pick up? Contact

Please support the League!


TIOLI VolunteersThe “Crutches 4 Kids” program last week was a great success, and many crutches were loaded on one of the town’s trucks and sent to the recycling center, where they were picked up by Crutches 4 Kids who took them to a hospital. The weather was cold and rainy, and most of the things we have at the Take It Or Leave It are ruined when they get wet, so the shop closed early.

In the future, TIOLI will be closed when it is wet and/or bitter cold. It will be open, weather permitting, until November 17, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Last week, several people dumped things in front of the shed after it was closed, and no one was there to receive them.

Please do not leave anything when there are no volunteers and the shed is closed!

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – No, The Contest Was Not Rigged

Farmers market headerWe were tickled – and surprised – to have one of our very own CFM board members win the apple pie contest last week. We knew Nancy Silver has an array of talents but she’d kept her pie-baking prowess under wraps. Nancy was kind enough to share her pie recipe with us. She got the recipe for her winning pie from the King Arthur Flour website, which, in turn got it from Anita Newell of Groveton, NH, who also took first place with this pie in the Lancaster, NH fair. See you at the market!

Read more at the Farmkers Market Blog.

LWVNC to hold Candidates’ Night Monday, October 29th

LWV LogoThe League of Women Voters® of New Castle (LWVNC) invites the community to Candidates’ Night on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York. Candidates for NY State Assembly, District 93, Assemblyman David Buchwald (Incumbent, D) and Mr. John Nuculovic (Rep, Con) have accepted our invitation.

Candidates for US Congressional District 17 (Congresswoman Nita Lowey/Joseph Ciardullo) were invited, but at this time only Mr. Ciardullo has committed to appear. Due to the League of Women Voter’s “Empty Chair” policy, a minimum of two candidates running against one another must be present to hold a candidate forum. Candidates for NYS Senate District 40 (Senator Terrence Murphy/Peter Harckham), were offered a few possible dates for a candidate forum but were unable to find a mutually convenient date.

“It is most unfortunate that the other candidates are not participating,” said Suzanne Kavic, President of the LWVNC, “since our Candidates’ Night provides the voters a wonderful opportunity to hear about the issues most important to them.” The October 29th LWVNC Candidates’ Night is free and open to the public. The evening’s proceedings will be recorded and streamed live by New Castle Community Media Center, as well as for later rebroadcast.

The LWVNC will provide coffee and light refreshments. For additional information, please contact the New Castle League or Mary Kirsch at 914-409-2989. For up-to-date information on the candidates and your polling places, go to

Senator Murphy and Mr. Harckham are participating in a Candidates’ Night on October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Mahopac Library, hosted by the League of Women Voters® of Putnam County. All are welcome. The LWVNC will make every effort to obtain a recording of that event and post it on the New Castle League’s website.

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

chamber logoThe Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce sends out an eletter every week with news, deals and updates from local businesses. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to

First Annual New Castle Fire Explorer Recruitment Fair

Do you have a son or daughter between the ages of 14 and 18? Would they be interested in making life long friends and giving back to their community in a unique and selfless manner? Have they ever thought of being a firefighter?

The Millwood and Chappaqua Fire Departments would like to invite you and your son or daughter to the first annual New Castle Fire Explorer recruitment fair. No experience necessary. Please feel free to come by Millwood Fire Station#1 (100 Millwood Road) on Sunday October 28th from 10 am-1 pm. Current HGHS firefighters will be on hand to demonstrate some of the skills Explorers learn and the Chiefs and Officers responsible for the program will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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 914-238-4666 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.

First Congregational Church 2018 Fall Tag Sale

2018 tag sale flyer

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.