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Issue: 428
January 9, 2017
Dear Friends and Members,

This week, Noonday Concerts at Grace Church returns with pianist Jun Hwi Cho. On Monday, visit Barnes & Noble for the MLK Freedom Library Book Fair. This weekend is also your last chance to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

See you downtown,
White Plains BID Staff  

CSArch, a leading architecture and engineering design firm in New York State, opened their third office in White Plains at 235 Main Street. CSArch provides architecture, MEP engineering, and construction management services to PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, corporate, civic, and institutional clients. Established in response to recent demand for the firm's services in the Westchester County area, the new office enables them to grow its design team, clientele, and project portfolio.

Innovative Health Systems
Innovative Health Systems is an outpatient substance use disorders clinic that has been in operation for 32 years. They are certified by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and specialize in providing a modern client-centered approach to help you find the right solution to your substance use issues. They have recently moved their location to 20 Church Street.

Great times for all.

31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220

Now - Saturday, January 27
Give Us The Vote
ArtsWestchester's "Give Us The Vote" is inspired by the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State. This contemporary art exhibition in downtown White Plains examines the state of voting rights in America today. Learn more.

Gallery hours:
Tuesdays - Fridays from Noon - 5 pm
Saturdays from Noon - 6 pm
230 Main Street, (914) 397-2420


teacher-reading-story.jpg Thursday, January 11 at 10 am
Toddler Storytime
Join Barnes & Noble for Toddler Storytime in the Children's Department every Thursday morning to share favorite stories and activities that children love. First come, first served.

Saturday, January 13 at 11 am
Paddington Storytime
Over 50 years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Since then, Paddington has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. Join Barnes & Noble for Storytime featuring this beloved classic, in theaters now.


Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14
Educator Appreciation Days
Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join Barnes & Noble in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more.


Monday, January 13 from 11 am - 4 pm
MLK Freedom Library Book Fair
Support the MLK Freedom Library at the MLK Institute for Nonviolence's annual Book Fair. They honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday with an annual celebration featuring important book authors, arts and crafts, face painting, African drumming and more. Learn more.
175 East Post Road, (914) 644-8191

Wednesday, January 10 from 6 pm - 9 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 pre-pay. Learn more and view the full schedule.

Wednesday, January 10 at 6 pm: Intro Class: Wire Wrapping
Friday, January 12 at 11 am: Beehive Wrap
Saturday, January 13 at 11 am: Inner Glow Pendant
Saturday, January 13 at 2 pm: Free Stretchy Demo Class
Sunday, January 14 at 11 am: Crystal Heart
Monday, January 15 at 11 am: Intro Class: Stringing
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.

January 10: Jun Hwi Cho, pianist, became the First Prize Winner of The Seventh New York International Piano Competition in June 2014. He was awarded a recital at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Robert Battey reviewed Mr. Cho's recital in The Washington Post: "In Liszt's Dante Sonata, the pianist, whose technique is already well formed, showed a mature sense of drama and timing, projecting clarity in the thunderstorms and ranging freely through the music. This was a secure, fully professional performance - admirable from any musician, let alone from a teenager."
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-3195

Tuesday, January 9 from 5 pm - 6 pm
One More Customer with Fran Tarkenton
Join Fran Tarkenton and Chris Hanks for this special coaching session for entrepreneurs, and learn the 3 things you need to be doing to set your business up for more sales, more customers, and more growth in 2018. They'll cover how to create a strategic plan for 2018 growth, marketing trends to follow in the coming year, and what you can do today to set up sales for tomorrow. All participants in this month's event will receive a free copy of Fran Tarkenton's e-book One More Customer. Learn more.
1 North Broadway, (914) 946-4433

Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 14 at 2 pm
Monday, January 15 at 2 pm
Saturday, January 20 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm

Guys and Dolls
Considered to be the perfect musical comedy, this Tony Award winner follows the antics of some small-time gamblers testing their luck on love. Take a delightful musical romp from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba. It's a sure bet the entire family will love Guys and Dolls. Learn more and purchase tickets.
95 Church Street, (914) 684-1800

Monday, January 15 at 6:30 pm
Dinner With The Doctor
Meet Dr. 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.
7 City Place, (914) 686-8071

Saturday, January 13 from 11 am - Noon
Baby's First Birthday Event
Drop by to celebrate this one-derful milestone with free activities, giveaways and great ideas for planning your little one's big day. You can meet local parents-and their babies, too. Reserve now.
11 City Place, (914) 328-1600

Friday, January 12 at 7 pm
Saturday, January 13 at 7 pm
Sunday, January 14 at 2 pm

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
From the Academy Award-winning composing team of Alan Menken ( Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz ( Wicked, Pippin) comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's (author of Les Miserables) epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the Disney film's Academy Award-nominated score. Learn more and purchase tickets.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

The library will be closed on Monday, January 15 in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  Day.


teacher-girl-reading.jpg Thursday, January 11 from
4:30 pm - 7 pm
Reading Coach
Children can spend 15 minutes with a Reading Coach practicing their skills in The Trove. Signups are on a first-come, first-served basis in person starting at 4 pm. Phone reservations will also be accepted at that time for slots at 5:30 pm or later.


Thursday, January 11 from 3 pm - 4 pm
T(h)ech Thursday: Video Game Design for Teens
Teens can learn how to create a basic video game using free software. See what software development is all about. Equipment is provided; no registration necessary.


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, January 10 from 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Know The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
healthcare3.jpg Learn about the risk factors, 10 warning signs, diagnostic process, and resources to help. Early diagnosis gives people with Alzheimer's disease the opportunity to make key decisions about treatment, care, and their future. This program, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, will increase awareness of the benefits of Alzheimer's early detection, and provide information about memory loss and normal aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia.

Sunday, January 14 from 2 pm - 4 pm
No Rhyme or Reason - Opening Reception
Artist Rick Rogers hosts an opening reception for his exhibit on view in the Museum Gallery through March 24.


84 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 506-5900

Friday, January 12 at 7:30 pm
Wine Glasses: Cardinal Birches
Create 2 wine glasses per painter. They can be used for drinking and/or toasting yourself.  Learn more and book now.