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Caramoor's 2018
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 June 16 - July 29
Katonah, NY

Caramoor's 73rd Summer Season features Baroque and classical opera, music from 22 living composers, orchestral concerts, chamber music, Jazz and American Roots festivals, world music, family programming, and sound artwork. Featuring Audra McDonald, Bernstein celebrations, Aimee Mann, Kronos Quartet, Angélique Kidjo, and much more. Tickets on sale now.

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The BID has partnered with Purchase College to bring eye catching and thought provoking artwork to a select number of vacant downtown storefronts. The Art in Vacant Spaces installations will be on display until the individual stores are rented.

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City of White Plains Earth Day Shoe Drive

Now - Monday, April 30

The City is once again partnering with Soles for Souls on this shoe collection and recycling initiative. This April, drop off your old shoes in any of these White Plains locations:

Gedney Recycling Yard:
87 Gedney Way

City Hall: 255 Main Street

Library: 100 Martine Avenue

Youth Bureau:
11 Amherst Place

Gillie Recreation Center:
11 Gedney Way

Ebersole Skating Rink:
110 Lake Street

Ed House: 5 Homeside Lane
 

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Issue: 441
April 10, 2018
Dear Friends and Members,

Mark your calendars for the White Plains Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5! This year the event will be held on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue. Learn more under " Save The Dates".

See you downtown,
White Plains BID Staff
NEW BUSINESS


Blaze Pizza
220 Main Street, (914) 949-2220

Blaze Pizza is now open at 220 Main Street in City Center. They specialize in personal pizza made fresh and fast. You can try one of their Signature Pizzas or build your own. Their menu also offers Simple Salads, beer (bottles and draft), wine, and desserts.

Sun - Thu:  11 am - 10 pm
Fri & Sat: 11 am - 11 pm
 

 
EVENTS
Great times for all.
 
230 Main Street, (914) 397-2420

FOR CHILDREN:

Thursday, April 12 at 5 pm
My Favorite Teacher Awards Ceremony 2018
Join Barnes & Noble as they honor their store's My Favorite Teacher for 2018, Mary O'Sullivan from Highlands Middle School and student Abigail Tsuji who wrote the winning essay. Two teachers and students also received honorable mention, Dennis Scullion of Highlands Middle School, essay written by student Aimee Maduro and Christina Mouzakitis of Highlands Middle School. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 14 at 11 am
Pig The Star Storytime
Pig does everything he can to be the star of a photo shoot. When the photographer starts to favor his friend, Pig must try everything to steal back the show. Join Barnes & Noble for this laugh-out-loud Storytime, with activities to follow.
175 East Post Road, (914) 644-8191

Wednesday, April 11 from 6 pm - 8 pm
Late Night
Join Bead Everything for Late Night every second and fourth Wednesday night. Bead, chat, snack and shop with friends. Late Night is free to attend, just call ahead to let them know you'll be going.

Bead Everything Classes
Bead Everything offers classes for every skill level. Call (914) 644-8191 to register and prepay. Learn more and view the full schedule.
Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm: Intro Class: Stringing
Thursday, April 12 at 11 am: Kumihimo
Saturday, April 14 at 11 am: Key To My Heart
Saturday, April 14 at 2 pm: Stretchy Bracelet Workshop
Sunday, April 15 at 11 am: Oh No It's Not Bracelet
Sunday, April 15 at Noon: Intro Class: Wire Wrapping
33 Church Street, (914) 949-0384

Wednesdays at 12:10 pm
Noonday Concerts at Grace Church
30 minute concerts every Wednesday. Free admission, donations are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 11
Anna Han, pianist, described by the Washington Post as "prodigiously gifted... a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years." She has won a number of prestigious international competitions, including the First Prize of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition. Anna has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School and was a recent winner of the Juilliard School's Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, awarding her a full-tuition scholarship.
148A Mamaroneck Avenue
(914) 946-7772

Saturday, April 14 from
2 pm - 4 pm

Meet & Greet with Sean Kilpatrick
Celebrate at The Juice Lab all day, with a Meet & Greet with Sean Kilpatrick between 2 pm and 4 pm. Giveaways, autographs, and more.
33 Church Street, (914) 949-0384

Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm and 7 pm
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Charles Schultz's beloved musical - now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Does Charlie Brown finally get up the nerve to talk to that cute little red-haired girl? Will Linus give up his trusty blanket once and for all? And what about Snoopy's life-long feud with the Red Baron? Enjoy a fun-filled day in the life of all of your favorite Peanuts characters as they sing, dance, and step right out of the funny pages onto the PGT stage. Learn more and purchase tickets.
FROM THRIVE HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER
95 Church Street, (914) 684-1800


Monday, April 16 at 6:30 pm
Dinner With The Doctor
You and up to four guests are invited to a complimentary evening of health and wellness with Dr. Anthony Sayegh, who healed himself from terminal illness and helps many others do the same. Plus, he'll treat everyone to a scrumptious dinner at an amazing restaurant. Most importantly, you will discover insights that are guaranteed to bring hope regardless of circumstance. Located at La Bocca Ristorante, 8 Church Street. To reserve your seats call Karen at (914) 413-4263.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

FOR TEENS:

Wednesday, April 11 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
How Did I Get Here? Medical Career Panel
Learn about a day in the lives of pediatrician Lawrence Baskind and nurse manager Rebecca Emmanuelli of New York Presbyterian. You'll hear about the interests of the speakers when they were in high school, the steps they took in their career paths, and what their work is like.

Thursday, April 12 from 3 pm - 4 pm
T(h)ech Thursday: 3D Printing for Teens
Learn about 3D printing and Computer-aided design (CAD) with a free computer application. Participants will have the chance to design an original object and print it out in physical form, to be collected at a later date.

FOR ADULTS:

Wednesdays from 12:15 pm - 1 pm
Lunchtime Meditation
A weekly Meditation program at the library. No registration or equipment necessary. Starts promptly at 12:15 pm with the first few minutes devoted to beginning instruction.

Wednesday, April 11 from 6 pm- 8 pm
The Artists' Loft with Art Bennett (Jazz) and Lord Judah (Hip Hop)
The Artists' Loft is a series of creative, intersectional, live events in our newly renovated cafe space. Modeled after musician and educator Art Bennett's experience in the 1970s Loft Jazz scene in NYC, each session will be led by Bennett and a guest. While Bennett and musicians work out tunes in the performance space, in the attached multipurpose room a hip hop workshop will be led by Lord Judah. The first hour is given over to learning and preparing materials in these separate groups. The second hour will be for performance, improvisation, and cross-form collaboration. The Artists' Loft is a place for artists of all mediums to come together in downtown White Plains. This program is supported by an Arts Alive Grant from Arts Westchester. Learn more.

84 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 506-5900

Monday, April 16 at 7 pm
Wine Glasses: Springtime Blossoms
Create two wine glasses per painter. They can be used for drinking and/or toasting yourself.  Learn more and register.
Ron Blacks Beer Hall
181 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 358-5811

Wednesday, April 11 at 6pm
Beer Dinner by Brooklyn Brewery
 
 
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WHITE PLAINS CINCO DE MAYO

Saturday, May 5 from 2 pm - 7 pm
Court Street at Main Street
The White Plains Cinco de Mayo is an outdoor event, free to public of all ages*. There will be Mexican beer, a craft table, a 7ft piñata from the Galleria White Plains and live entertainment all day long. Authentic Mexican food will be available from Sundance Kitchen and Cantina.

Exciting performances by:
The White Plains Mariachi Club
Mariachi Sol Mixteco
Ballet del Refugio
Larger Than Life

*Attendees age 21 and over planning to drink alcohol outside must purchase a $5 wristband at entrance to the event.

Sponsored by:
ANSWER TO CANCER 5K ROAD RACE


Sunday, May 20 from 8:30 am - 1 pm
Help empower compassionate doctors, nurses, therapists and others on the front line to make the journey for those touched by cancer a little easier. Join the White Plains Hospital, City of White Plains and White Plains BID for an uplifting morning to help raise funds to support the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care.

Learn more and register.