News for the City of White Plains aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa JUNE 2022
Hats off to the
Class of 2022!
Calendar of Events -- June 2022
All Month
Every Wed.
Farmers Market every Wednesday on Court Street between Main Street & Martine Avenue. 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Wed. 1st
Take it or Leave It (TILI ) Shed @ Gedney Recycling Yard, Wednesdays 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., and Saturdays 9:00 A.M. - Noon.
Every Thurs, Starting 2nd
Tunes in June. Enjoy live music every Thursday this month from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at One North Broadway Plaza.
Fri. 3rd
National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Wear Orange. The Renaissance Plaza Fountain and the Lyons Place Garage will be lit in orange to honor survivors of gun violence.
Sat. 4th
Puerto Rican Day Flag Raising at Renaissance Plaza. Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Sat. 4th
Drive-in movie at White Plains High School. Enjoy Disney's Encanto under the stars. $10 per car, tickets required. Gates open 7:30 P.M., movie begins at 8:30 P.M. Go to See Encanto Under the Stars to purchase tickets.
Sat. 4th &
Sun. 5th
White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival @ Tibbits Park. 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Free Event!
Sun. 5th
Westchester Pride Flag-raising ceremony and Festival 2022 presented by the LOFT, 11:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. on Court Street.
Sat. 11th & Sun 12th
Kayaks at Liberty Park - Free for WP residents from 10:00 A. M. to 1:00 P.M. Space is limited. Reservations open June 1st. Contact mtrail@whiteplainsny.gov.
Sat. 11th
Westchester County Mobile Shredder at Gedney Yards 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. White Plains residents can bring up to 4 file-size (10”x12”x15”) boxes of confidential papers per household for shredding. 
Sat. 11th
White Plains 18th Annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival; Parade begins at 11:00 A.M. on Mamaroneck Avenue followed by the Festival at Noon on Court Street.
Mon. 6/13 - 24th
"Countdown to Eternity: an MLK photo exhibit" at the White Plains Public Library. Photographic tribute to Dr. King documenting the last year of his life.
Wed. 15th
White Plains Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop, 7:00 P.M. at the New York Power Authority, 123 Main Street - Jaguar Room. Your input is needed. Share your thoughts on the future of White Plains.
Sat. 18th & 19th
Kayaks at Liberty Park - Free for WP residents from 10:00 A. M. to 1:00 P.M. Space is limited. Reservations open June 1st. Contact mtrail@whiteplainsny.gov.
Sat. 18th & 19th
Gardella and Kittrell Pools open for weekend. Open daily beginning June 25 through August 27th. City of White Plains Pool Pass required. For additional info call White Plains Rec & Parks @ 914. 422.1336.
Sun. 19th
Father's Day Concert on the great lawn of Turnure Park, 7:00 P. M. Featuring: International Women in Reggae. FREE event.
Tues. 21st
Summer Solstice Yoga 6:30 P.M. at Turnure Park. FREE event. To register call 914.422.1336.
Wed. 22nd
Harriet Tubman Tribute Concert at Renaissance Plaza Featuring the Sounds of A&R aka "SOAR," 7:00 P. M. An evening of Soul, R&B, Gospel, and Jazz.
Wed. 29th
Music at the Market, Noonday concerts at the White Plains Farmers Market. Every Wednesday at noon through August 31st.
Wed. 29th
Community Art Exhibit and Block Party, 5:30 P. M. at White Plains Public Library Plaza. (See below for more info).
Thurs. 30th
Last chance to view the Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom Sculpture at Renaissance Plaza.
Fri. July 1st
Independence Day Celebration. Free. 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at White Plains High School.
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Your handy guide to music,
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June 3 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Whether it’s worn by students in Montana, activists in California, or neighbors in White Plains, the color orange honors the more than 110 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day. Learn more here.
A White Plains Community Tradition Returns
For a listing of 2022 participating artists, click here
Don't Miss Parade & Festival
White Plains Juneteenth Celebration
on Saturday, June 11th
After a two-year hiatus, the White Plains Juneteenth Parade & Festival returns to Downtown White Plains. Juneteenth is the oldest known event marking the end of slavery in the United States in 1863. Food, fun, and entertainment, as well as community services, for the whole family.

Parade -- Steps off on Mamaroneck Avenue at 11:00 A.M. Mr. Theodore "Teddy" Lee (who sadly passed last month) and Mrs. JoAnne Lee are the 2022 Grand Marshals!  

Festival -- Noon to 5:00 P.M. on Court Street, includes a tribute to Harriet Tubman, a voter registration drive, and more. More information here.
Tunes in June
Thursdays at White Plains Plaza
One North Broadway
Courtesy of WP BID
Come to the
Public Workshop on June 15th and Let Your Voice Be Heard!
All are invited to share their thoughts.
No reservations needed.
Fair Street USA Community Art Exhibit and Block Party - June 29th
On June 29th at 5:30 P.M. White Plains Library Plaza will be transformed into Fair Street USA – featuring an interactive Community Art Exhibit & Block Party celebrating fair housing. Fair Street USA believes fair housing is a human right.
Visitors will browse through a collection of small houses, each designed by a community group and artist to tell the story of an aspect of fair housing. There will be music, food and art projects for all ages. After the block party, the houses will be on display in the library gallery throughout the month of July.

Visitors to Fair Street USA will learn all about fair housing, how housing discrimination impacts communities, and how to recognize and report fair housing concerns.

Turnure Park
Better Than Ever
Turnure Park, a four-acre oasis between Main and Lake Streets opposite Eastview School, already offers an accessible themed playground for both toddlers and school aged children, 100 Japanese Cherry Blossom trees and free outdoor Bocce courts.

Now it has received upgrades from the City's Department of Public Works that make it better than ever. The entrance of the park was improved to be more easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. All paths in the park have been upgraded from asphalt to concrete; a much smoother and even surface. Finally, the lighting in the park was upgraded to Lumec, LED lights, providing more efficient and better ambient light. Enjoy Turnure -- day or night.

A Look at Some of the May Events in WP
YOUTH BUREAU LAW DAY

The White Plains Youth Bureau Social Justice for Youth Program Community Youth Court brought the community together at Pace University on Law Day, May 21st, to discuss this year's theme -- “Toward a More Perfect Union, the Constitution in Times of Change.”
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
COMICFEST
Galleria
Jump In & Swim
White Plains High School
Jill E. Solomon Bike Safety Day at Delfino Park
Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban in Effect Until October 15th
Please remember the city’s annual summer ban on gas-powered leaf blowers is in effect. The use of gas-powered leaf blowers is prohibited in the City of White Plains until October 15.

Violations may be issued to the operator, contractor, or property owner so if you use a contractor for your mowing please remind them of this longstanding regulation.
Grooming Colors
6 Martine Avenue
Have a Beautiful Garden?
Send Us a Photo
White Plains is nicknamed the
City in a Park for its beautiful parks, abundant gardens and green spaces.
Send us a picture of your garden.
We'll publish a sampling of the photos we receive for all to enjoy. Email your photos to feedback@whiteplainsny.gov.
EMS APPRECIATION WEEK
May 15-21, 2022 marks the 47th Annual National EMS Week in which the brave men and women who help keep White Plains residents safe were honored.

Empress EMS and Paramedics, which serves White Plains, is highly regarded, experienced and capable. The men and women of Empress EMS provide lifesaving care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to those in need.

Mayor Roach, seen here presenting an award to Empress EMS and Paramedic staff in the City Hall Rotunda, called their work throughout the pandemic "exemplary".
Happy Retirement wishes to
Dr. Bhavana Pahwa
Dr. Bhavana Pahwa, Deputy Director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, retired after 18 years of distinguished service during which time she has earned the esteem and gratitude of the city.
Dr. Pahwa, seen here with Mayor Roach, oversaw the
Community That Cares Coalition, Health and Wellness Institute, the Coalition for Living Wellness, Social Justice for Youth Initiative and Red Ribbon Week.
She also established the ComicFest and Health and Wellness Festival and was responsible for the direct supervision of more than twenty (20) Youth Bureau programs.
We wish her well!

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