New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/15/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Please Join Us!

Please join us- Next Tuesday, December 19, 2017- as we thank Council Member Adam Brodsky for this dedication and commitment to the Town of New Castle. Tuesday, December 19 will be the last meeting of Council Member Brodsky’s term. Please join us from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm for a light dinner and refreshments, outside the Assembly Room of Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 6:15 pm.

NEW: Balloon Float Test – Millwood Cell Tower

As I previously mentioned in a prior Supervisor Report, we are exploring putting a cell tower on the water treatment property in Millwood. This cell tower would be near the Con Ed transmission line towers which would reduce the visual impact. To date, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T are interested in this site. A balloon float is currently scheduled for Monday 12/18. If the weather conditions are not satisfactory on Monday, it will take place on Tuesday 12/19. This is the 1st balloon float test. If a lease is eventually approved, another balloon float during the site plan approval process would be rescheduled.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Last Chance for Edible (or Drinkable!) Gifts from the Market!

This Saturday marks the end of yet another successful season for our market. It is the final outdoor market of 2017 and the last opportunity to purchase unique gifts that reflect the local food culture of the Hudson Valley. Whether you need a small gift for the office Secret Santa or an impressive spread for a loved one, the market has something for everyone.

Shopping for a mixologist? Hillrock Estate Distillery will be joining us with their handcrafted whiskey. They are in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, overlooking the distant Berkshire Mountains, where prime farmland, crystal clear water, and a favorable climate create a unique terroir which is profoundly expressed in Hillrock’s artisanal whiskeys. They are one of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world and is the first U.S. distillery since before Prohibition to floor malt and hand craft whiskey on site from estate-grown grain. A bottle of this will be most welcome at any holiday party!

Read more here.

After January 1, 2018, Recyclables in Plastic Bags Will Not be Picked Up

Effective January 1, 2018, recyclables in plastic bags will not be picked up. All recyclables must be loose and unbagged and placed in recycling containers. If recyclables are in plastic bags, this SaniPro sticker will be affixed to the plastic bag as a reminder.

Chappaqua PAC: Movie Screening – ELF

December 17 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Chappaqua PAC, 480 Bedford Road Chappaqua A hilarious tale about one of Santa’s elves (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.

TICKETS available here.

NEW: Vaping, Juuling and E-Cigarettes – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Kids

While our teens are well versed in vaping lingo, many are not well educated on the health risks those devices present. There is a further knowledge gap between what our kids know and what we parents do. Save the date for an informative presentation about vaping presented in collaboration between NCUFY, the CCSD, the Chappaqua PTA and Northern Westchester Hospital Center on January 18 at 7 pm in the Seven Bridges Lower Academic Commons.

NEW: Inclusion & Diversity Committee Book List

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Deputy Supervisor Adam Brodsky
  • Recyclables in Plastic Bags Will Not be Picked Up
  • Changes in Federal Tax Law
  • Raising the Age for Tobacco & Vape Product Purchases
  • 2018 Budget
  • Balloon Float Test – Millwood Cell Tower
  • New Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee Celebration
  • Millwood InterGenerate Community Garden
  • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Click here for more info.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • Please Join Us!
  • Relocation of Construction Storage Area
  • Housekeeping

Click here for more info.

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season

Chappaqua PAC Spring Season:

Exclusive Member Access With Code “CHAPP”Edwin McCain
Friday, March 9th at 8:00pm
Soulful Greenville, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter with roots in folk, pop, and Americana, Edwin McCain rose to fame with his hit song “I’ll Be”. Edwin comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center this March.

An Intimate Evening With: Rickie Lee Jones
Friday, March 23rd at 8:00pm
Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989), musician, songwriter, and producer comes to the PAC this spring. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. TICKETS

The Chappaqua Orchestra Presents: Music Is Science!
Sunday, March 25th at 3:00pm
TCO’s annual children’s concert features science educator Dr. Patrick Herak and guest conductor Douglas Droste in Music is Science, an educational and interactive concert introducing children to the orchestra, how scientific principles apply to the mechanics and sounds of musical instruments.

Mary Bridget Davies & Mia Dyson
Merging 21st century blues with classic influences, Mary Bridget Davies brings a refreshing twist to the genre. Mia Dyson is an Australian singer/ songwriter who plays with blues and roots influences. Both artists bring their strong sounds to the Chappaqua PAC this spring.

Bat Out Of Hell: A Tribute To Jim Steinman
A tribute to the music of Jim Steinman, including his work with Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and many others.

Leonardo Sandoval
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm
Brazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval, described by the Chicago Sun-Times as strong yet fine-boned, capable of authority and nuance, and praised by the New York Times for his rousing choreography, has established a reputation in the tap world and beyond for his musicality and for adding his own Brazilian flavor to the American art of tap dancing.

Calm Together
Saturday, May 12th at 3:00pm
Calm Together is a mass meditation led by Chappaqua’s own local Wellness Educator and Mindfulness Instructor, Daniel Lauter, joined by top area meditation, mindfulness, yoga and wellness teachers and performers.

Also known as Mindful Dan, Meditation DJ, for over 30 years, Daniel has lead an internationally recognized practice, composing for global meditation and mindfulness workshops with an eclectic, world-renown roster of musicians. He is an Integrative Music and Sound Practitioner within the healing arts field of Sound Therapy. He was one of the first to pioneer the experimental performance and vibrational qualities of Crystal Bowls in the United States, and has developed an extensive palette and collection of Sacred Sounds which he brings to his work. This includes didjeridu, ocarinas, rain sticks, crystal bells, crystal gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bowls, and other Objects d’sound. Stay tuned for full event lineup announcements!!

Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella
Saturday, December 9th at 2:00pm
This adaptation is performed in the street theater style known as Commedia dell’arte with larger-than-life characters, colorful song and dance numbers, and a great message on self-worth for kids. Winner of 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show.

ELF Movie Screening
Sunday, December 17th at 2:00pm
A hilarious tale about one of Santa’s elves (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.

FCC Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

Help Wanted

Please consider joining one of our volunteer committees. Click on the names to learn more. Here is the application to apply. Please email the completed application to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro,

Recreation & Parks Winter Catalog

The New Castle Recreation & Parks Department is offering some great recreation programming this Winter. Continue to check back as we will continue to add more and more programs for kids, adults and seniors. Stay active in 2018! View Catalog here.

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The Recreation Department works to continually bring new programs and events to the community, and as a result some new programs/events may be added after finalizing the program brochure. If you would like to stay informed of all department happenings, please subscribe to the “RecNews” e-mail list by clicking here.