News from the City of White Plains                SEPTEMBER
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StoryWalk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park. "Thidwick The Big Hearted Moose" by Dr. Seuss. Free.

Water Main Flushing. Find out more.

Farmers' Market , Every Saturday and Wednesday till Thanksgiving. Court Street.

TILI (Take It or Leave It) Shed , Every Saturday 
9-12 pm and Wednesday 
2-4 pm, Gedney Recycling Yard.

Youth Bureau After School Connection. Registration info

Schools Open. Drive Carefully.

Dog Days of Summer. "Dog Swim" at Kittrell Pool, Fisher Ave. 5-7:30 pm. Free.

9/11  Remembrance Ceremony, Liberty Park, Lake St. 8 am.

Remembrance Blood Drive. Council Chambers, City Hall. 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Sign up (use code "wpcityhall")

Wellness Wednesdays. Relax with Reiki. White Plains Public Library.        7 - 8:30 pm. Registration required.

Day of Wellness. Tibbits Park. Access to health care information and medical screenings.  Food, fun games & more. Noon - 4 pm. Free.

JazzFest, Downtown. Two dozen acts over 5 days, many free. 

Middle School Back to School Dance, Delfino Park. For all White Plains 6th, 7th & 8th Graders. 7 - 9:30 pm.  $10. 

Great White Plains Campout , Delfino Park. Advance registration required at Rec & Park Office.

White Plains Jazz and Food Festival, Plus free concert all day. Main & Mamaroneck, Noon - 5:30 pm

Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Outdoor Movie on Court Street: "BIG" starring Tom Hanks. 7-9 pm. Free.
Bring your lawn chairs!

Trove Time . White Plains Library. New 3-day/week pre-K program. 11 am. Details here. 

Don't Miss It!
JAZZFEST Downtown -  Sept.12-16
Returning to the City of White Plains for its seventh year,  Jazz Fest is a five-day celebration of jazz for music lovers of all ages. More than a dozen artists will perform from Wednesday the 12th through Sunday the 16th. JazzFest culminates with a free Jazz & Food Festival at Main & Mamaroneck Sunday afternoon.

JazzFest is a partnership between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains, and the White Plains BID.  Details here.
Leafcycling -- An Idea Whose Time Has Come
You've adjusted to smart phones and mastered Netflix. So it should be easy to adjust to another life-improving technology -- Leafcycling.

Fall leaves are a valuable resource that many homeowners let go to waste by having them blown into piles on the street (where they can become a danger to drivers) or raked into brown landscaping bags which are then stacked curb-side and left for eventual pick-up.
With a mulching mower you can shred your leaves where they are on the lawn; use shredded leaves as a winter mulch on landscape beds; collect shredded leaves in compost piles; or simply leave your leaves under the trees if you live in a wooded area. These are all examples of using nature's own method of turning old leaves into nutrient-rich soil. 
Leaf cycling is also an opportunity to create organic matter for you lawn, ornamental and vegetable beds. Learn more here.
Having a Hard Time Keeping Track of All the Great Events & Programs Happening 
in White Plains?  Try
The City of White Plains is working with, a free website and app that puts White Plains school, government, library, and community events in one place. With  you can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, instantly sync events to your personal calendar, and get notified when things change! 

Sign up at:    or download the app for  iPhone  or  Android.
New Shops & Restaurants to Discover in WP
A number of new businesses and dining establishments have opened in Downtown White Plains in the past few months.  Which have you tried?

Discover new culinary options, clothing stores and services. This list has been provided by the White Plains Business Improvement District.

Authentic Indian Food 141 East Post Road
Blaze Pizza
Fast Artisanal Pizza
220 Main Street
Club Champion Custom Golf Clubs 214 Main Street
Evolve Athletic Club Full Service Health Club 188 East Post Road
Gaucho Burger Company The Argentine Burger 66 Mamaroneck Avenue
Island Foot Spa Progressive Foot Care 47 Court Street
Loola Doola Boutique Luxury Women's Boutique 206 Martine Avenue
Puzzle Parlour Live Action-Adventure 131 Court Street
True Care Caregiver Services 199 Main Street
TVB by Pax Romana Italian Restaurant 171 East Post Road
Via Garibaldi Italian Restaurant 1 North Broadway
Casual Restaurant
186 Mamaroneck Avenue
4 Martine Avenue
Free Back to School Haircuts
The White Plains My Brother's Keeper Initiative is partnering with area barbershops to offer 200 White Plains low income youth a free back-to-school haircut.   Haircuts will be provided through Saturday, September 8th. Haircuts are available to elementary and middle school age youth. 

The participating barber shops are:

Alex Reyes Barber Shop
219 E. Post Rd
F & R Barbershop
107 E Post Road
Authentic Hair Studio

198 Martine

Hair on Lexington

201 S. Lexington Ave.
D'Cache Barber Shop
58 Lake Street
Kenson Barber Shop
47 Mamaroneck Ave.
Erwin Barber Shop
255 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.

To receive a free haircut at one of the above barbershops, please contact Laura Montoya at the White Plains Youth Bureau, (914) 422-1378 (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to get a voucher.
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