News You Can UseaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOCTOBER 2022
All Month
Wednesday, 5th
White Plains Farmers Market on Court Street. Every Wednesday from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM thru November 24.
Thursday, 6th
Tunes at Noon every Thursday in October at the White Plains Plaza, One North Broadway.
Sunday, 9th
OktoberFest Mamaroneck Avenue at Post Road 1 pm - 6 pm. Tickets required. Buy in advance & save.
Monday, 10th
Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day. City Offices Closed. Holiday Sanitation Schedule.
Tuesday, 11th
Fall Loose Leaf Removal begins October 11 - December 9th, Weather Permitting. The City of White Plains Encourages Leaf-cycling.
Wednesday 12th -
Sunday 16th
Serious Fun Arts Festival Artwork throughout downtown. Plus Outdoor Concerts on Mamaroneck Ave., Saturday is free, Sunday requires a ticket.
Friday, 14th
Ebersole Ice Rink Opens for season (weather permitting).
Friday, 14th
Movie on Court Street Disney Pixar Monsters University Rated G. 7 pm. Free. Bring a chair or blanket & enjoy the show.
Saturday, 15th
Covid - 19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Clinic 9 am to Noon at the White Plains High School Library. Sponsored by the City of White Plains, the White Plains City School District, and Sunshine Pharmacy. Register here.
Sunday 23rd - 31st
White Plains Youth Bureau Celebrates Red Ribbon Week which promotes and encourages a drug-free life. For additional information call the Youth Bureau at 914.422.1378.
Sunday, 23rd
White Plains Historical Society Commemorates the Battle of White Plains, 10 am - 4 pm, Purdy House, 60 Park Avenue. Flag raising ceremony @ noon. Free. Info at 914.328.1776.
Sunday, 23rd
The Great Pumpkin Patch at Gillie Park. Inflatable Haunted House Maze, Pick your Pumpkin & Pumpkin decorating. $5 per child.
Saturday, 29th
Howl-O-Ween Costume Party, 11 am at the Bark Park - Brockway Place. Free. Fido & friends Costume Parade.
Sunday, 30th
Halloween Trunk N Treat Parade, 2:30 pm gather at the White Plains Library Plaza 3 pm parade to Court Street. Free.
White Plains Now Has The Largest Municipal Solar Energy Deployment in Westchester County
The City of White Plains and DSD Renewables (DSD) have completed the construction of a nine-site, 6.8 megawatt (MW) community solar portfolio, the largest municipal solar energy deployment in Westchester County, New York.

The portfolio is expected to generate 8,100 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy annually, tripling the amount of solar energy produced in Westchester County and enough to power more than 700 homes each year. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) was the City’s energy advisor for the project.
Mayor Roach said, “The City partnered with New York Power Authority and Distributed Solar Development to create a successful 6.8 MW community solar portfolio that will not only benefit residents today but future generations. Public-private partnerships will drive the proliferation of clean-energy projects through New York State creating a robust renewable energy market."

"I am grateful to NYPA and DSD for their counsel and collaboration during this project.” Mayor Roach continued, “We are in a climate crisis and are obligated to recognize the urgency and take deliberate action to build a sustainable, resilient planet."
Noteworthy Events In October
Sunday, October 9
White Plains OktoberFest
White Plains Oktoberfest is back, Sunday, October 9th 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mamaroneck Avenue.

Celebrate the season with German beers, food, and live music from an authentic Oompah band, Melina & the Oompahs. There will fun competitions, games, and family activities sponsored by Zeiss. Advance tickets $11.
October 12 - 16
Fun Arts Festival
The 5-day Serious Fun Arts Festival, at locations all around downtown, will feature 15 new artworks,
a Gallery Hop, Live painting demos,
free concerts, an Art Fair,
a Headliner Concert Celebration,
plus DJs and pop-up dance performances.

Sunday, October 23
Battle of White Plains
Celebrate the 246th Anniversary of the Battle of White Plains
October 23, 10 am - 4 pm
at Jacob Purdy House, 60 Park Avenue.
Experience a Revolutionary War encampment and enjoy the WP High School Band and the amazing Young Colonials Fife and Drum Corps.
Free family fun event!
Rain or Shine. Info at 914.328.1776.
Friday, October 14th
Movie on Court Street -
Monsters University
Rated G - 7 pm - Free Event
Bring a chair & Enjoy the show!
Saturday, October 15th
Halloween StoryWalk
Bryant-Mamaroneck Park
The Cyclops Witch and the Heebie Jeebies
written by Kyle Sullivan will be on display
Oct. 15th through November 12th.
Sunday, October 23rd
Inflatable Haunted House Maze, Pick a Pumpkin &
Pumpkin Decorating
Gillie Park - $5 per Child.
Saturday, October 29th
Howl-O-Ween Bash
Dress Up Your Dog!
Dog Bark Park, Brockway Pl.
11 am - Noon.
Sunday, October 30th
Halloween Trunk N Treat Parade

Meet at White Plains Library Plaza @ 2:30
3 pm Parade to Court Street
Free Event.
White Plains residents only. For additional information call 914-422-1336.
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Deputy Commissioner Fran Croughan
Francine "Fran" Croughan served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Recreation and Parks for 19 years. She was responsible for many of our City's outstanding recreational programming and special events including the New Years Eve Spectacular and the Annual Frightfully Fun Halloween Festival.

A Celebration of The Life of Fran Croughan was held on September 17, 2022, at Ebersole Ice Rink to honor Fran's enthusiasm for life, and her many accomplishments, and to reflect on the impact Fran had on others and throughout the community.

Fran will be remembered for her infectious smile, vision, and ability to bring people together. A bench at Gillie Park Playground has been memorialized to honor Fran's legacy. The plaque reads, "Francine Croughan, The visionary behind this playground and many more across the City. Fran always lived in service to others. Loving deeply and giving generously. Joy through Recreation was her passion." May she rest in peace.
Carve Out Some Time to Visit the
Court St. - Wednesdays 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Now through Thanksgiving dozens of local farmers & vendors are offering a wide assortment of plants, fresh produce, (Pumpkins!) home baked goods, breads, honey, fish, and prepared foods. 
Going Greener in White Plains . . .
Westchester Power Electricity Supply Resumes in November

Westchester Power Electric is pleased to announce that they have secured a new contract and will resume electricity supply service in the 24 participating Con Edison municipalities in November ending the current pause. Read the press release here.
For information visit: Sustainable Westchester
Gas powered backpack, hand held, ride-on and push-behind leaf blowers can be used now, until December 15th, but will be prohibited from May 15, 2023 on.

Why? To reduce noise, pollution and protect our environment. Gas powered lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers, etc. will still be permitted.

Electric-powered leaf blowers are allowed for use every day. More info here.
September Events
Truck Day 2022
Wellness Festival
JazzFest 2022
The Bivalent Covid-19 Vaccine Booster is Available

The new Bivalent Booster Vaccine, which contains pieces of both the Delta and Omicron strands of COVID-19, is designed to provide better protection than previous boosters against the virus.

The City of White Plains has partnered with the School District and Sunshine Pharmacy to host a COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccine Administration Record, 12+ Clinic on Saturday, October 15th from 9 am to Noon at the White Plains High School Library. Registration required. Click here to complete the registration form for the clinic or you can visit the Westchester County Department of Health at 134 Court Street for the booster vaccine.

The Westchester County Health Department offers the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster on Fridays. Click here to view the Westchester County Dept. of Health Press Release. Schedule an Appointment
Byron Smalls Inducted into Early Education Hall of Heroes

Byron is among a select group of children's educational professionals inducted into the Child Care Council of Westchester's Early Education Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Reid Castle at Manhattanville College.

Byron has received many awards for his work with youth, families, and our community. He has served as the President of the Westchester School Age Directors Network and as a member of the National School Age Care Alliance and the Institute for School Age Care.
Thanks to members of the Sustainable White Plains Committee and other volunteers for cleaning up invasive plants around the Rec & Parks headquarters on September 17th. They will be planting native plants around the building in October.

The City of White Plains has many accessible events and welcomes people with disabilities. 
If you have questions or concerns regarding access to an event please call:
Recreation & Parks at 914.422.1336,
Youth Bureau at 914.422.1378,
 Department of Public Works at 914.422.1221
during normal business hours.
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