News for the City of White PlainsaaaaaaaaaaaaNOVEMBER 2020
All Month
Ebersole Ice Rink open for season. Public Sessions Fridays: 3-5, 5:30- 7:30, 8-10. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30. Sundays: 8:15-10:15 am (adults only), 1:30-3:30. Masks required on and off ice. COVID rules in effect.
All Month
Fall Leaf Removal. Weather Permitting. Leaf Removal Options.
Sunday, 1st
Daylight Saving Time Ends. Turn clocks back one hour. Check your smoke detectors, replace batteries.
Tuesday, 3rd
Election Day. Polls open 6 am to 9 pm. Find your voting place. Last day for postmarks on mailed in ballots. City offices closed. Sanitation Holiday Schedule.
Wednesday, 4th
White Plains Farmers Market on Court Street. every Wednesday from 9 am - 2 pm thru 11/25. COVID rules in effect.
Wednesday, 11th
Veterans Day. City offices closed. Veterans Day Ceremony can be viewed Fios ch. 47, Optimum ch. 75, and streamed simultaneously here. Also available on demand here.
Wednesday, 18th
Public Hearing regarding the proposed Planned Residential Development Zoning District for 52 North Broadway. White Plains Performing Arts Center. 7 pm. Telecast available on Fios 46, Optimum 76 & City website starting November 19.
Thursday, 26th
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! City Offices Closed. Sanitation Holiday Schedule.
Friday, 27th -
Dec. 14th
Santa's Mailbox arrives at City Hall. Bring your letter to City Hall located at 255 Main Street between Nov 27th - Dec. 14th. Be sure to Include your return address. No stamp needed for Santa's special delivery.
Saturday, 28th
Small Business Saturday. Follow White Plains BID on social media for giveaways leading up to Small Business Saturday. Small businesses specials will be listed on their website.
Thanksgiving Message from the Mayor
Good Wishes and Thanks to All
Dear Residents,

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to convey my good wishes and thanks to all of you.

2020 has been an unpredictable and tumultuous year. We have all experienced changes in our lives and daily routines. For many, the Pandemic has completely upended their lives. But throughout this time I have seen how our community has come together to help fellow residents in need.
I have always been proud to call White Plains home, but I am especially proud now. I have been awed at the response we received to calls for volunteers, support & contributions. You have opened your hearts and shown your community spirit.

And as we, as a nation, grapple with larger societal issues that must be addressed, I am grateful once again to be part of this community because I know that, at least at a local level, we are working together to address them and move our community forward for the better.
Please continue to wear a mask whenever you are in public and within 6 ft. of others. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Even though Thanksgiving may feel different this year, I hope that you all enjoy it safely.
Mayor Tom Roach
You Can Brighten the Season for Others
The Coronavirus has impacted many White Plains families. If you are looking for a way to help fellow residents, please consider participating in one of the these holiday drives.

  • Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations of groceries and gift cards are appreciated. Donations must be delivered to the Youth Bureau by November 13th.
  • Holiday Toy Drive. Adopt a child’s holiday wish list and bring the gifts to the Youth Bureau by December 9th.
Please contact Eric Rios at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 914. 422.1378
or, for more information.

Lifting Up Westchester needs the community's assistance to provide 4,000 holiday meals. You can help by purchasing virtual holiday food bags.  Call Nancy Inzinna at 914.949 3098, ext 9735 for additional information.
Thousands Vote Early in White Plains
Good planning and a large and helpful staff enabled the County Board of Elections at 25 Quarropas St. to efficiently handle the thousands of people who voted early this past week. Early voting is available through Sunday, Nov. 1st. For information on mail-in and in-person voting, click here.
Yascara Maldonado is WP's New Neighborhood Coordinator & Community Liaison
Meet Yascara Maldonado the new Neighborhood Conditions Coordinator and Community Liaison.

Yascara grew up in White Plains and has returned to educate residents on safe housing, code enforcement, and to connect them to available resources.  
Yascara Maldonado
Conozca a Yascara Maldonado, Coordinadora de Condiciones de Barrio y Enlace Comunitario.

Yascara creció en White Plains y ahora sirve a su comunidad al educar a los residentes sobre viviendas seguras, hacer cumplir los códigos y conectarlos con los recursos disponibles. 
Have questions or concerns about conditions in your neighborhood? Contact Yascara at 914-422-6744 or For more information visit our website.
¿Tiene preguntas o inquietudes sobre las condiciones en su vecindario? Comuníquese con Yascara al o 914-422-6744. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web. 
November Bonuses for Restaurant Goers
Outdoor Sidewalk Dining in White Plains To Be Extended Six Weeks
Normally, the sidewalk dining season ends in early November. But the White Plains Common Council will consider legislation to allow restaurants to continue to offer outdoor sidewalk dining through December 15th at its November 2nd meeting.

With COVID restrictions still in place for the foreseeable future, this extension will help our local businesses. So throw on your coat and grab a seat by a heater at your favorite restaurant! Remember to check the White Plains BID restaurant guide for dining suggestions and to sweeten the pot;
Restaurant Week Returns to White Plains -- November 9-22

During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week chefs will feature their best dishes by way of three-course, prix-fixe lunch ($25.95) and dinner ($35.95) menus. Here are the participating White Plains restaurants:
City of White Plains Honored for Leadership
in Affordable Housing
The City of White Plains will receive the Westchester County Association’s Annual Playbook Award for leadership in creating diverse and affordable housing.  

The goal of the Mayor and Common Council is to provide opportunities to all residents seeking affordable, healthy, safe, and stable homes. Toward that end, the City established the Affordable Rental Housing Program, which requires developers to rent a portion of the apartments in their buildings to tenants whose annual income is between 60% and 100% of the Area Median Income. 

This program has created 162 apartments in 11 buildings that provide quality housing that is affordable to moderate income households. An additional 114 affordable apartments are currently under construction or nearing completion.
Mark Your Calendar!
White Plains Holiday Market - December 3-13
The City of White Plains, in collaboration with 914PopUps, will host an outdoor, COVID-aware holiday market featuring over 40 vendors and artisans from Thursday, December 3rd thru Sunday, December 13th on Waller Ave between Maple Ave and Lyon Place.

The market promises to be a great place to find unique and interesting gifts for everyone on your list. Enjoy your holiday shopping in an outdoor environment and then stop at a nearby White Plains restaurant for a bite to eat or a drink with friends and family. Plenty of parking all around. Open at 11 am each day.
White Plains Community Organizations Team Up to Enhance Our City
Volunteers planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs donated by the White Plains Beautification Foundation on the grounds of The Percy Grainger House
at 7 Cromwell Place on Sunday, October 25th. The two-story house, built in 1893 in the American Foursquare style, was home to the internationally renowned composer and concert pianist for the last 40 years of his life. The house has been designated as a local landmark and is maintained by the International Percy Grainger Society.
Pumpkin Captures the Spirit of the Season
Last month we asked readers to share a picture of their favorite jack- o-'lantern with us. The photo at right, from Cara Pensabene, MD, sums up the season and the sentiment around the city. Other pumpkin photos were sent in by Denise Costa and J.G. Barnes. Thanks to all!

This month, we are asking that you send along one sentence sharing something you are thankful for. Email to
and Happy Thanksgiving To All!!
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