New Castle Community eNewsletter 11/16/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

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
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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

NEW: TIOLI Shed – Last day of the Season is Sat, Nov 17

TIOLI VolunteersSaturday, November 17 will be the last day of the season for the Take It Or Leave It shop. No donations will be accepted, but there is plenty of inventory for the taking. The shed is full, and must be cleared of things that will not last the winter. Do come and shop – there is glassware, vases, kids’ toys, sports equipment, games and more – with TIOLI, you never know what treasures you may find, for yourself or your favorite non-profit organization! We look forward to next April and good weather.

NEW: Monday Matters – Taub Strong – 11/19

Monday MatterMonday, Nov 19, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Quaker Hill Tavern, 61 Bedford Road

Quaker Hill Tavern is hosting Monday Matters on 11/19 in memory of Casey Taub with portions of all food/drink proceeds to go to the Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors in memory of Casey. There will be a raffle & auction items. #taubstrong

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Election
  • Pittsburgh Shooting
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Community Sign
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • Chap Line
  • 2019 Preliminary Budget
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Seasonal Limitations on Motorized Leaf Blowers
  • Dual Stream Recycling
  • Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program (“CSSP”)
  • Stayin’ Alive
  • Eagle Scout – Spencer Stasko

Click here to read the full supervisor’s report.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Route 120 sidewalk almost complete!
  • Joint Meeting with Pleasantville
  • 2019 Preliminary Budget

Click here to read the full administrator’s report.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Winter Schedule

Farmer's market winter schedule

NEW: Holiday Boutique at Fantastic Finds

Holiday Boutique at Fantastic Finds
Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 am – 7 pm
400 King Street, Chappaqua (in the Talbot’s shopping center)

Featuring pop-up sales, free refreshments and more. Fantastic Finds ( is an upscale resale shop that boasts a wide inventory of new and gently used items in pristine condition. All proceeds at the shop benefit Support Connection a Yorktown-based not-for-profit that provides free counseling and other support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. For more info contact at or 914-238-9200.
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NEW: Chappaqua Orchestra’s 60th Season Launches with a Wonderful Holiday Benefit Concert on Dec. 8

Join us for the Chappaqua Orchestra’s Holiday Benefit Concert, celebrating its 60th anniversary season as Chappaqua’s premier orchestra, on Saturday December 8, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Mount Kisco Country Club, 10 Taylor Rd, Mount Kisco, NY. Join us for delicious hot hors d’oeuvres and cheese and wine and enchanting music. Cost of the concert is $ 100 per ticket. This year’s benefit concert will also have a fun raffle, with tickets sold at the door; the winner will be drawn at the end of the evening with a surprising twist.

A heartfelt holiday celebration of music will be performed by Concert Master Uli Speth and Chappaqua Orchestra Cello Section Leader, Julian Langford. Mr. Speth has enjoyed the opportunity of performing alongside well-known soloists and members of the Hagen, Pro Arte, Cavaliere, and Ying quartets and Orpheus Orchestra. His recent solo performances of concerti by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams and recitals have earned him praise by several music critics. Mr. Langford, is a winner of National Public Radio’s From the Top, and has performed with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. TCO benefit guests will also enjoy a very talented string quartet from Horace Greeley High School as well as some Broadway tunes performed by young singer, Lily Restivo.

To purchase tickets for Chappaqua Orchestra’s Holiday Benefit Concert, click here. To learn more about the Chappaqua Orchestra, please visit the website.

Let’s Give Thanks, Together

All Seniors – please join us for Thanksgiving Dinner, November 22nd, 12-2pm.

The New Castle Community Center, 10 Senter Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514 Hosted by the Town of New Castle and The Interfaith Council RSVP by November 19th, Recreation Department 914-238-3909.
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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.

Musical Theater Technique and Audition Prep Workshop

audition workshop flyerJoin Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Wicked, Godspell, Grease) and Broadway star Derek Klena (Anastasia, Wicked, Bridges of Madison County) to learn about musical theater 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 theater lovers.

November 26 Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514
Tickets available here.

New Castle Historical Society Holiday Events

NWAG holidays around town flyerNew Castle Community Sing
Robert E. Bell Middle School
Saturday Dec 1, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presented by the Chappaqua Orchestra

Old Fashioned Crafts Workshop
Greeley House
Saturday Dec 1, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to create old fashioned crafts and to help us decorate the community tree.

Annual Tree Lighting & Carols
Greeley House
Saturday Dec 1, 5pm
Horace Greeley High School Madrigal Chorus

The 5th Annual NWAG Holiday
Saturday Dec 1, 11am – 6:30pm & Sunday Dec 2, 12pm – 3:00pm
Art show will have a fine art, artful gifts, fine art jewlery, photography along with festive spirits and snacks.

Wine Around Town – Fri, Dec 7

wine around townSave the date: Friday, December 7th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, for the Chamber’s fourth annual “Wine Around Town!” Get ready for Chappaqua’s most popular holiday kickoff party. This year we’ll hand out a keepsake map that shows the locations of all the stores along with their designated wine regions for wine tastings. There will also be live music, and each participating store will be raffling off a Chamber-sponsored gift basket (more details to follow!)

KenKen Annual Tournament

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Energy: A Geopolitical Windfall?

Topic: Energy: A Geopolitical Windfall?
Facilitator: Mal Nechis
Guest speaker, via Skype, Mehgan L. O’Sullivan

Prof. O’Sullivan is the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

Her expertise includes the geopolitics of energy, American foreign policy, decision making in foreign policy, nation-building and the Middle East.

Dr. O’Sullivan’s previous positions include Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq, Afghanistan’s deputy director for governance in Baghdad and fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is currently the chair of the North American pillar of the Trilateral Commission,.

Dr. O’Sullivan is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.

Professor O’Sullivan has written several books and many articles on international affairs. She has been awarded the Defense Department’s highest honor for civilians, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, and three times been awarded the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. In 2008, Esquire Magazine named her one of the most influential people of the century. O’Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a masters of science in economics and doctorate in politics from Oxford University.

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 10AM
Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

HGSF Game Night

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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.

To volunteer, click here.

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

The 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

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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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.