New Castle Community eNewsletter 11/02/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

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.

Confidential Paper Shredding Event

shredding truckThe Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua, Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10AM-1PM. New Castle residents only.

NEW: Don’t Pitch your Pumpkins!

Pumpkin recyclingJack o’lanterns are full of vitamins and minerals which make awesome compost, a natural fertilizer for gardens and lawns. As long as your pumpkin is not painted, it can be composted; remove all candles, glass, plastic, and artificial decorations and chop into smaller chunks to speed up the process in your backyard compost pile.

If you (or your friends) don’t compost at home, then another option is to join New Castle’s food scrap recycling program. With over 200 participants, residents are diverting tons of food waste from our garbage collection every month. Kits are available at the recycling center for $25 (includes countertop pail, storage/transportation bin, one set of compostable bags).

Pumpkins still need to be free of paint and decorations, but don’t have to be chopped up. Food scraps are dropped off in approve compostable bags (never plastic bags) at the Town Recycling Center, 210 Hunts Lane, Chappaqua. Learn more at

NEW: Halloween Pet Costume Contest – November 3rd

Don’t’ Miss the 1st Annual Doggie Costume Contest at the Market, November 3rd, 11am. Prizes for best costume and best owner/dog costume. Entry fee is $10.

All proceeds go to A New Chance Animal Rescue. (ANCAR)

Thank you to Pets A Go Go, Wags and Whiskers and Aardvark Pet Store
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NEW: Temporary Overnight Water Disruption – Sunday, November 5 from 1 am – 5 am

water interruptionTemporary Overnight Water Disruption – Sunday, November 5 from 1 am – 5 am. Infrastructure work at Chappaqua Crossing will require the contractor to temporarily shut the water to the surrounding neighbors overnight this weekend. This temporary overnight water shut down will start early Sunday morning, November 4 at 1 :00 am to 5 am Sunday morning, November 4. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

Click here for a complete list of streets affected.

TIOLI volunteersNEW: Take It Or Leave It Shed

The Take It Or Leave It shed will be open, 9-12 weather permitting. If it is raining, but looks as if it is clearing, TIOLI will open late. Large things are particularly difficult to fit back into the shed if they are not taken during the morning, so to borrow a phrase from the Congregational Church Tag Sale: “If you can’t carry an item, please don’t bring it.” Books, clothes or electronic equipment will not be accepted, and can be left at the recycling center.

NEW: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

working smoke alarms save lives
The Chappaqua Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they change their clock on Sunday November 4, to make a change that could save your life – change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Since 1987, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Energizer batteries have joined forces to raise awareness about the issue that nonworking smoke alarms are often responsible for home fire deaths and injuries. Now, thanks to the participation of residents all across America, and the dedication of more than 6,000 Fire Departments, home fire deaths continue to be on the decline.

According to the IAFC, although 95 percent of homes have smoke detectors, 20 percent do not work due to worn out or missing batteries. With the peak time for home fire fatalities between 10:00pm and 6:00am, when most families are sleeping, an operable smoke detector most often provides the valuable time victims need to get to safety.

NYS Law recent passed requires all NEW battery-operated smoke alarms sold in New York State be equipped with non-removable, 10-year batteries. So when its time to replace your detector (10 years) please ensure that you purchase a new one with a 10 year battery!!!!

Note: Prior to changing your batteries we highly recommend that you call your Alarm Company to put the system on test so that the Fire Department is not dispatched for a detector inadvertently activating during the battery change.

Conversation with the Supervisor and Town of New Castle 2019 Budget Discussion

LWV logoConversation with the Supervisor and Town of New Castle 2019 Budget Discussion. Rob Greenstein is the Supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the Town of New Castle. He establishes agendas, presides over Town Board meetings, signs all agreements and contracts on behalf of the Town and is responsible for maintaining financial stability of the Town of New Castle. Join us for a lively discussion on many topics and issues of the day.

Town Comptroller Robert Deary will provide an overview of the budget process and discuss the revenue and expense factors that have influenced the decision-making. Questions from the audience are welcome!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:30 – 11 am
New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua

Post Election Coffee With the League

lwv logoPost Election Coffee With the League. Join us for coffee and casual conversation about what’s on your mind and Election Day outcomes.

This is a great way to meet local League members and learn about how the League operates at the National, State and Local levels. The coffee and pastries are on us!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 9:30-11am
Local, 75 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua

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!

Spirits Around Town

Spirits Around Town is a community wide event held on Friday, November 9th in Chappaqua, NY from 5:30 to 8:30pm.. Eat, drink and be merry as local merchants will kick the Holiday Season off with a cheery celebration! Stroll from store to store enjoying craft cocktails, fine wine and small bites, as you browse the selection of goods your local merchants offer for your Holiday gift giving needs.

Event is sponsored by the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact or follow us on social media.
spirits around town

NEW: ChappPAC Brahms Concert Series – Nov 10

BrahmsTCO Chamber Players performs an educational concert focusing on each of the Brahms Sextets for Strings Op 18 & 36. Educational Commentary throughout with Q & A.

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 3pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY
This event is free!!

ChappPAC – 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.

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
method & melody flyer

NEW: The Impact of Substance Use on Academic Performance

Dr. Amelia Arria
NCUFY continues its science of prevention series by bringing Dr. Amelia Arria to Chappaqua on November 13 and 14.

Come hear Dr. Arria’s presentation “The Impact of Substance Use on Academic Performance” on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm at Horace Greeley. Some Greeley students will have the opportunity to learn about Dr. Arria’s research with their science or health classes on Thursday, November 14 during the school day. Dr. Arria will also host presentations for other interested students during two drop in periods at lunch time and at the end of the school day.

For more information about Dr. Arria, visit the NCUFY website.

NEW: Interfaith Council: Thanksgiving Meals to the Needy

interfaith thanksgivingWe are excited to announce a new opportunity for the Chappaqua Interfaith Council’s Thanksgiving gathering. In coordination with the Northern Westchester Interfaith Council, we will be participating in preparing and delivering over 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to the needy throughout our area. We look forward to gathering together in fellowship and strengthening our connection to one another while performing acts of kindness for those in need.

Volunteers are welcome to drop in to Temple Beth El anytime between 10am-2pm and Sunday, November the 18th. Stations will be set up for various steps of food preparation and packaging. Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors. We will pause to share a light meal together from 12:30-1 PM. This service opportunity will replace our Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Meal this year.

We look forward to sharing in this meaningful process with you, engaging in tikun olam – the healing of the world – through small acts of loving kindness.

NEW: Vanessa Williams / Frank Shiner Holiday Concert at ChappPAC – December 18

Chappaqua residents Vanessa Williams and Frank Shiner are coming together for a holiday performance at our own Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The concert will consist of two complete sets of music with both artist’s all-star bands. Vanessa and Frank will also perform some duets for the event.

The proceeds of the event will go to support San Miguel Academy of Newburgh. This organization takes at-risk boys from the city of Newburgh and puts them on a 12 year education path of success. Vanessa Williams and Frank Shiner are generously donating their performance to the organization. Please come out and support this important cause.

The concert will take place at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center Tuesday, December 18 at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.
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NEW: ChappPAC Interactive Movie Screening: Elf – December 8

elf posterA hilarious tale about an elf (Will Farrell) who learns of his true identity as a human, embarks on a journey to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan) and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. This will be an interactive screening – think Rocky Horror Picture Show, but with snowballs!

December 8 Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $15
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514
Tickets can be purchased here.

Robert E Bell Craft Fair

Chappaqua Craft & Gift Fair, Bell Middle School – Sat, 11/17: 10am-4pm: 34th annual holiday gift fair featuring over 80 vendors presenting handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, handbags and accessories, original artwork, tableware, furniture, beauty products, children’s gifts, gourmet foods and more.

This event produced by the Bell Middle School PTA benefits the Robert E. Bell Middle School. Free admission. (50 Senter St., Chappaqua)

Learn more here.Craft fair flyer

BGCNW Leadership and Civic Advocacy Speaker Series

Friends of Greeley Theatre Fundraiser

Midnight at the Masquerade
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7 PM – 10 PM
midnight masquerade flyer

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

NEW: Small Business Saturday – Nov 24

small business saturdaySmall Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and U.S. consumers have reported spending an estimated $85 Billion at independent retailers and restaurants over these eight days alone. In 2018, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 24.