News from the City of White Plainsaa aa a aaaaaa MARCH 2021
March 2021 -- Calendar of Events
All Month
Ebersole Ice Rink Public Skating Schedule. Open all month. Special Spring Break Public Sessions: Mon. 3/29 – Thurs. 4/1 – 1:30pm-3:30pm – Residents Only
All Month
March Into Self Care Month Get 25% off at establishments like hair salons, barber shops, and spas around town. Sponsored by the WP Business Improvement District.
All Month
White Plains Youth Bureau Unsung Heroes campaign recognizes individuals and organizations who “fly under the radar.” To nominate an individual/organization, CLICK HERE for a Nominating Form
Tues. - 9th
Recognition of One Year of COVID-19. White Plains Hospital
6:45 PM Community Clap in appreciation of healthcare workers.
Sun. - 14th
Daylight Saving Time Begins. Spring Ahead! Change the batteries in your smoke detector.
Mon. - 15th
The Recreation and Parks 2021 Spring/Summer Guide will be available on-line. Visit to learn all about the exciting programs and activities being offered.
Mon. - 15th
Women's History Month Event. "Remember the Ladies," a genealogy Zoom event focused on the stories of maternal ancestors. 7 pm. Sponsored by WP Library. Register here.
Wed. - 17th
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner specials at local White Plains restaurants.
Thurs. - 18th
COVID -19 Vaccination Education Forum Hosted by the White Plains Youth Bureau in cooperation with Westchester Medical Center Health Network provide this opportunity to hear from medical experts regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Call the YB 422.1378 for zoom registration.
Sat. - 20th
First Day of Spring!!
Sat. - 27th
Funny Bunny Egg Hunt for ages 3 years to 5th grade at Parker Stadium, Highlands Middle School. Free. WP residents only. Ticketed event. Call Rec & Parks at 914.422.1366. Tkts available beginning 3/1. Masks required.
Wed. - 31st
Women's History Month Event. A presentation by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center on Contributions to History by Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Women. Via Zoom. 7 pm. Sponsored by the WP Library. Register here.

Appointments with State-run vaccination sites are available at:  
For the most updated list of ALL those who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccination, please click here.

A new mass vaccination site began accepting appointments this week at the National Guard Armory in downtown Yonkers. The site has the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day. Appointments will be open to all Westchester residents starting on March 3rd.
Where to Go for an Appointment - Additional Guidance 

  • If your eligibility is due SOLELY to a comorbidity or pre-existing condition, you MUST schedule your appointment via the state website or via the hotline by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

  • For those who are 65 and older, you may go through the state website or hotline, or you may be able to schedule an appointment with select retail pharmacies, physician networks or practice groups. 

  • For the most updated list of these non-State providers in the area, please click here. Please note, however, retail pharmacies, physician networks and practice groups have been asked by the State to only vaccinate persons aged 65 years and older.

If you have made an appointment for the vaccine, please fill out the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form, available here, and bring it with you to your appointment.

White Plains Launches COVID Angels Project
To Help Seniors Get Vaccinated
The City of White Plains is launching a COVID Angels Volunteer Project to assist White Plains seniors with navigating the technology needed to obtain a vaccine appointment.

Volunteers with various skill sets are needed and welcome! We will need volunteers to be team leaders, work on data collection, book appointments online, and make calls. 

Appointments can be booked online 24 hours/day, which lends itself to flexibility for all who want to help. People can volunteer whatever time they may have to give. The planning process is well underway to give White Plains seniors assistance obtaining the protection they need to combat this aggressive virus. 

To volunteer for this great community project, email

If you are a White Plains senior in need of assistance securing a vaccination appointment, please call (914) 422-1378.
Time to Register for Summer Day Camps!
Campers to be Selected by Lottery
(due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions)
The high demand for summer day camp slots and continuing COVID-19 restrictions limiting capacity has resulted in some changes to the summer day camp registration process.

The Recreation Department will select campers by Lottery for each of its three summer camps.

All camps will follow COVID-19 safety protocols and will run outdoors for four weeks - from Monday, July 12 thru Friday, August 6. Campers will be bused to the pool and to local trips.

In order to be in the lottery a completed camp application must be submitted to the Recreation Dept by the dates listed below.

Grades entering K-2nd -- Camp Panawok at Ridgeway School from 8:30-12:30 pm. Applications accepted Wed, March 10, 8:30 am until Fri, March 12, 4:30 pm.

Grades entering 3rd-4th -- Camp Quarropas at Delfino Park from 8:30-2:30 pm. Applications accepted Wed, March 17, 8:30 am until Fri, March 19, 4:30 pm

Grades entering 5th-6th -- Camp Quarropas at Delfino Park from 8:30-2:30 pm. Applications accepted Wed, March 24, 8:30 am until Fri, March 26, 4:30 pm

For additional details click here. For applications, click here, or pick up your application at Recreation & Parks Office, 85 Gedney Way, Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or at Ebersole Rink during public skating sessions.
Public Can Comment Now on White Plains
Police Reform Commission Report
The White Plains Police Reform Committee has issued its Draft Report for public comment. The report can be accessed through the Committee web page.
Comments will be accepted thru March 6, 2021.
Submit comments at (914) 422-1313 or via email to
City Launches Food Scrap Recycling Program
White Plains is participating in a new Westchester County program that provides residents who do not have their own yards or use compost with an opportunity to participate in a food scrap recycling program.

Here's what you need to know:

1. Participation is free and easy.

2. Residents can drop off food scraps at the Gedney Recycling Yard, 87 Gedney Way, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

3. Accepted Food Scraps include: grains, pasta, dairy, fruit, veggies, stems, peels, meat, bones, egg shells, coffee grounds & filters, tea bags, napkins, BPI-certified compostable bags.

White Plains has been working on several fronts to reduce its carbon footprint. The City offers 28 electric vehicle charging stations in public garages and lots throughout the city, textile and shoe recycling, has phased out the use of the dirtiest fuel oils and is getting ready to install solar on city buildings and facilities. (Visit Go Green White Plains).
Living Wellness Magazine Is Now On-line
The 2021 edition of the White Plains Youth Bureau's popular 60-page Living Wellness magazine is now available for
viewing and downloading online.
It's filled with good tips and helpful advice --
in English and Spanish.

Community Heroes
Share your good news with your neighbors or acts of kindness around you. Please send to
Thank you to Sunshine Pharmacy at 276 Main Street. Last spring Sunshine Pharmacy provided masks for the community and this year they have been working hard to vaccinate seniors in our community. Thank you for being so community-minded, Mitesh and everyone at Sunshine Pharmacy!
At CARING CUPBOARDS at Grace Episcopal Church people can drop off shelf stable food, toiletries, and other goods, so people in need can pick up what they need when they need it, no questions asked. Donations of non-perishable, shelf-stable food, household products, and toiletries can be dropped any time. To get involved, or if you have questions relating to the Caring Cupboard please contact Michael Heffner at or Tanya at
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