News from the City of White Plainsaa aa a aaaaaa MARCH 2022
March 2022 -- Calendar of Events
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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.
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White Plains Youth Bureau Unsung Heroes campaign recognizes individuals and organizations who “fly under the radar.” To nominate an individual/organization, call the YB at 914.422.1378.
Thurs. - 10th
"Women Who Serve." The Youth Bureau Celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women who are leaders of community agencies. The program will also celebrate Harriet Harriet Tubman who died on March 10, 1913. Virtual. 6:30 pm. To register contact the Youth Bureau at 914-422-1378.
Sat. - 12th
The White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade returns to Mamaroneck Avenue. NOON. Celebrate with Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner specials at local White Plains restaurants.
Sun. - 13th
Daylight Saving Time Begins. Spring Ahead! Change the batteries in your smoke detector.
Mon. - 14th
The Recreation and Parks 2022 Spring/Summer Guide will be available on-line. Visit to learn all about the exciting programs and activities being offered.
Sat. - 19th
Fire Fighter Charity Hockey Game at Ebersole Ice Rink. 6PM
Sun. - 20th
First Day of Spring!!
Wed. - 30th
Conversation on Mental Health:  Virtual Youth Town Hall with Westchester County Legislature Jewel Williams Johnson. 6:30 pm. To sign-up information call Youth Bureau at 914-422-1378.
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The City of White Plains & White Plains BID Welcome Harriet Tubman Sculpture to City
Harriet Tubman is one of the most recognized icons in American history and her legacy has inspired countless people from every race and background. 

Tubman was an escaped enslaved woman who became a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading enslaved people to freedom before the Civil War, all while carrying a bounty on her head. She was also a nurse, a Union spy and a women’s suffrage supporter.
"The Harriet Tubman - The Journey to Freedom" sculpture will be on display at Renaissance Plaza from April 1st - June 30th. The 9 foot high, 2,400 lb. bronze sculpture was created by artist Wesley Wofford of North Carolina. The sculpture honors and pays tribute to Harriet Tubman's commitment to and resilience in the fight for freedom

We encourage the community to enjoy and learn about Harriet Tubman and her important mission. Click here for more information or go to the special White Plains Business Improvement District site at

Changes Made to the City's Noise Ordinance
Just What We Need -- a Quieter White Plains
The White Plains Common Council approved a comprehensive update in organization and content to the City's existing Noise Pollution ordinance at its February meeting.
The purpose of the noise pollution ordinance is to reduce disturbances within the city, thereby enhancing the well-being and quality of life for residents and visitors to White Plains. The goal is to create a workable law that seeks to improve the quality of life for residents in our city while recognizing the needs of businesses and commercial entities. 

Noteworthy changes include:

Landscape Equipment: 
No landscape maintenance equipment and leaf blowers, regardless of whether such equipment is powered by gas, battery, or electric, shall be used between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays, and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The fall clean-up season will start on October 15 rather than October 1st and ends on December 1st. The spring clean-up season remains March 15 to May 15.

Internal combustion leaf blowers shall no longer be permitted after May 15, 2023.

Non-combustion leaf blowers may be used year-round, in accordance with the day/time use usage restrictions discussed above.

Construction, repair, and demolition: No person shall operate or permit the operation of any tool or equipment used in construction, repair, demolition or excavation between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. 

Persons Responsible for Noise Violations. Any or all of the following persons may be held responsible for noise violations:
(a)   The person operating the equipment or creating the noise;
(b)   The person who employs the person operating the equipment or creating the
noise at the time of the violation;
(c)    The person who owns or rents the property where the violation occurs;
(d)    A sponsor or promoter who is managing entertainment, music, or a social
gathering who is not the owner of the property, where the gathering occurs
The White Plains BID is finishing off their Winter Outlook series with MARCH into Self Care, a mélange of hair, skin and massage treatments created to fight the winter blues! From March 1 to March 31, select salons, barber shops, and spas are offering 25% discounts on various services to help you focus on you!
WP Social Justice for Youth Community Youth Court Members Organize 2021 Virtual Law Day
The White Plains Social Justice for Youth Community Youth Court members organized 2021 Youth Bureau Law Day in late December. It was the first Law Day held in Westchester County and has been recognized and awarded by the American Bar Association for having an Outstanding Law Day Activities. Members of the Youth Court are pictured here.

Law Day featured break-out sessions for middle and high school students on topics such as exploring the rule of law, crime scene simulation, the 14th Amendment, and advocacy. The keynote speaker, Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah, focused on how we can advance the rule of law today by getting involved and making a difference. 

The Social Justice for Youth Community Youth Court. serves as a community teaching and prevention tool by providing youth volunteers with educational, legal, and criminal justice-based training as well as the opportunity to develop practical civics and gain insight into the law field. Youth Court is a diversion program dispensing restorative justice and serves as an alternative to incarceration program to divert first-time youth offenders from the juvenile justice system.

In Youth Court, juveniles, ages 12-17 years old, who are arrested for low-level crimes are tried by their peers who take on the roles of Youth Advocate, Prosecutor, Bailiff, Defense Attorney, and Judge in a traditional court setting. Learn More about the Youth Court or visit the White Plains Youth Bureau webpage at or call 914.422.1378
Need Help with Your Taxes?
Free Assistance Is Available
at the White Plains Public Library
An AARP tax expert is available every Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. through April 12th at the White Plains Public Library. 

This service is available by appointment only; no walk-ins. Start by picking up a flyer and packet of forms from the table in the Library lobby. The flyer contains AARP's contact phone and/or email. All forms must be picked up and completed prior to the first scheduled appointment. More Information here.
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