New Castle Community eNewsletter 11/30/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

ChappPAC: What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

December 1
Time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514

We are Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables, two moms with tons of experience in comedy. Amy wrote a bestselling parenting book, toured the country with a one-woman show called Mother Load, and was a series regular on several sitcoms. Margaret started out in standup, wrote for PBS Kids and MTV, and became a senior writer for Nickelodeons Nick Mom. Along the way, we also each became mothers of three children, now aged 6 to 15.

We engage with the same parenting issues every mother does, although we do things differently. Margaret raises her kids in suburbia; Amy is raising her kids in the city. Margaret is laissez-faire; Amy is an over-thinker of the highest order. For each of us, some parenting challenges are more difficult than others; but if we put our heads together, we come up with solutions. Tickets can be purchased here.

New Castle Historical Society Holiday Events

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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.

HGSF Game Night

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NEW: Winter Programs 2019 – REGISTER NOW!

New Castle Recreation & Parks Winter Session. Classes begin week of January 7th.
Resident registration begins: November 26th
Non-resident registration begins: December 10th
Register now online or at the Recreation Office!
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christmas tree saleNEW: Christmas Tree Sale

Wreaths also available.

Sale starts on Sunday, November 25th.
Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

First Congregational Church, Rte.117 at Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua.

Visit the FCC website for more information.

NEW: 2018 Annual Wreath Fundraiser for Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2

WreathTroop 2’s Annual Wreath Fundraiser is now officially a seasonal tradition. Everyone who has ordered our wreathes has been very happy with them. They are fresh, have never seen the inside of a cardboard box, and are delivered to your door. You can arrange to pick yours up in town at the Cosmetic Boutique if you prefer. Our 25” wreath sells for $35, delivery right after Thanksgiving. With your purchase, you are not only supporting our troop, but also the award winning New York wreath maker who handcrafts them with fresh cut material directly from local Christmas tree farms. The wreathes will be sold on first-come first-serve basis, so please reserve now to make sure that you will have our beautiful wreathes for the holidays.

This year we are offering a choice of bows. All you need to do to reserve your wreath is to click on this link and complete the form. One of our scouts will personally deliver the wreath to your door. Payment upon delivery, please. It can be cash or check to “Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2”.

NEW: North of Broadway Players Final Performance of 2018

The North of Broadway Players will present their final performance of 2018 on December 7th, 1 pm, at the Community Center (Senior Center),10 Senter St, Chappaqua. They will read four scenes from four different plays – two of Neil Simon’s California Suite and The Odd Couple, Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday and a scene from the movie Sling Blade.

Directed by Susan Courtney.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Third Annual Wine Around Town
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Discover Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • 2019 Preliminary Budget
  • Seasonal Limitations on Motorized Leaf Blowers
  • Dual Stream Recycling

You can view the whole report here.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Holiday lights
  • Community Sign
  • Dual Stream is Back- Starting January 1, 2019!
  • Winter Preparedness

You can view the whole report here.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – TIME TO RESTOCK!

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Presumably, the last turkey sandwich was eaten yesterday. Your home-made turkey stock is in the freezer and you’ve scraped the bottom of the cranberry-citrus relish jar. Onward and upward! Fortunately, the market is back tomorrow after a short hiatus to restock your refrigerator and pantry. We will be at the train station tomorrow and next Saturday, before we move inside, for our big holiday market on Dec. 15th.

Caradonna Farms is bringing lots and lots of apples tomorrow. Read more on the blog.

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!)

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.

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.

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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Health/Nutrition Event hosted by Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps

The Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps is excited to host a free seminar on the basics of Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition given by two of their members with extensive expertise on the subject.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7 pm.
CVAC Headquarters, 233 North Greeley Ave, Chappaqua

The talk will be interactive and explain how unbiased research and studies fully support the transition to a more Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle and how the most prevalent diseases in our communities can be prevented or even reversed. This seminar will be about an hour in duration followed by questions/answers as well as other useful information. We look forward to empowering you with this fascinating information. Although the event is free to all, you will be invited to donate to CVAC through their website as a part of their ongoing fundraising.
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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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KenKen Annual Tournament

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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