News for the City of White PlainsaaaaaaaaaaaaNOVEMBER 2021
All Month
Ebersole Ice Rink open for season. Public Sessions Fridays: 2:30-4, 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. Latest Leaf Removal Information.
All Month
Registration Open for Adult and Children Winter Recreation Programs. Check out the Fall & Winter Guide here.
Tuesday, 2nd
Election Day. Polls open 6 am to 9 pm. Find your voting place. Last day for postmarks on mail-in ballots. City offices closed. Sanitation Holiday Schedule.
Tuesday, 2nd
Election Day Free Skate at Ebersole Ice Rink, 11 - 2 pm, Free Admission. Regular Skate Rental Rates apply.
Wednesday, 3rd
White Plains Farmers Market on Court Street. every Wednesday from 9 am - 2 pm until November 24th.
Thursday, 4th
 7 - 8AM, 12 - 1 PM, 7 - 8PM.
Sunday, 7th
Daylight Saving Time Ends. Turn clocks back one hour. Check your smoke detectors, replace batteries.
Thursday, 11th
Veterans Day. City offices closed. The City of White Plains Veterans Day Ceremony will be held outdoors, on the steps of City Hall, 255 Main Street @ 10:30 am. The event is organized by the Mayor’s Veteran’s Committee.
Thursday, 18th
One White Plains Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop at White Plains Performing Arts Center, 7 - 9 PM.
Wednesday, 24th - Dec. 15th
Santa's Mailbox arrives at City Hall. Bring your letter to City Hall located at 255 Main Street between Nov 24th - Dec. 15th. Be sure to Include your return address. No stamp needed for Santa's special delivery.
Thursday, 25th
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! City Offices Closed. Sanitation Holiday Schedule.
Saturday, 27th
Small Business Saturday. Support White Plains merchants
You Can Brighten the Season for Others
  • 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.
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 Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's meals for hungry and homeless neighbors. You can purchase a virtual holiday grocery bag at
COVID Vaccine Boosters & Shots for Kids 5 to 11

The CDC recommends that everyone 12 years and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool in helping us stop the pandemic.

Children 12 years and older are now able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Coming Soon -- Children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Shots are expected to be available at pediatricians' offices and local pharmacies.

Protect Unvaccinated Children
Children between the ages of 2 and 12 should wear a mask in public spaces and around people they do not live with.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine for your child:
  • Check your local pharmacy's website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available
  • Check with your child's healthcare provider to see if they offer COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Contact your state or local health care department for more information.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine: Search, text your zip code to 438829, or call800.232.0233 to find locations near you.
One White Plains -- Opening Public Workshop November 18th at WP Performing Arts Center
Please join us for a presentation, followed by an interactive open house, to shape the vision and goals for the City of White Plains Comprehensive Plan.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 pm

WP Performing Arts Center
City Center, 3rd Floor
11 City Place

Visit to learn more.
Five Statewide Proposals on the Ballot
Ballot Proposal 1: Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process
Ballot Proposal 2: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment
Ballot Proposal 3: Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement
Ballot Proposal 4: Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting
Ballot Proposal 5: Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court

More details on the ballot proposals can be found online at

One Westchester County Proposition on the Ballot
Ballot Proposition 1: Should Westchester County Enact a New Code of Ethics

More details on this ballot proposition can be found at

Voting Options
Absentee Ballot - must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Early Voting - In person early voting is available at the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street on:
  • Thursday, October 28 -- Noon - 8 pm
  • Friday, October 29 -- 8 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday, October 30 -- Noon - 5 pm
  • Sunday, October 30 -- Noon - 5 pm

Election Day - Vote in person on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 6 am to 9 pm.
New Website Tracks Progress on Police Reform Recommendations
As a follow-up to our successful police reform process, the White Plains Public Safety Department has launched a public web page that focuses on the recommendations contained in the Final Report of the White Plains Police Reform Committee and provides their implementation status. These pages will continue to be updated to reflect ongoing implementation efforts. To view this page, please click this link:
The new Public Safety web page will continue to provide transparency to the public regarding the city’s efforts to implement the recommendations contained in the Final Report.
Fall Leaf Pick Up Options
(Not Every 2 Weeks Anymore!)
Now you can rake your leaves to the curb anytime. City leaf pick-up is now happening on an on-going basis. It is no longer on a two week schedule. Plan on a 10-15 day pickup window by the city. Find out about all the options available and pick up some valuable leaf disposal tips here.
Here's one tip -- leaves in barrels and bags tend to be picked up more frequently than loose leaves.
Mark Your Calendar!
White Plains Holiday Market on Court St.
December 5-19
The City of White Plains, in collaboration with the White Plains BID and 914PopUps, will host an outdoor, COVID-aware holiday market featuring more than 50 vendors and artisans on Court Street in downtown White Plains.

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 options at the city's public garages and lots. The market will open at 11:00 am each day.
October Events Around White Plains
The ever-popular Zombie Walk, above, was just one of many end-of-October city events keeping residents on the edge of their seats! Can you spot your Zombie?
The White Plains Historical Society hosted a celebration on October 24th at the City's Jacob Purdy House to commemorate both the 300th anniversary of the house's original construction and the 245th anniversary of the Battle of White Plains in the Revolutionary War. The event brought out the White Plains High School Marching Band, local dignitaries, lots of residents and plenty of folks sporting 18th Century fashions!
Avenue Salon & Suites
140 Mamaroneck Avenue 914 682.4727

October celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures and extensive histories of the American Latino community.

Congratulations to the Honorees of the White Plains Youth Bureau's Hispanic Heritage Month Program:

Myra Castillo, Principal, Church Street Elementary School
Emerly Martinez, Principal, White Plains High School
Jesimae Ossorio, Principal, Post Road Elementary School
Jessica Torres-Maheia, Principal, Ridgeway Elementary School

The Center for Career Freedom recognized Global Peer Support Celebration Day on October 21st. GPSCD is a day to increase awareness of peer support, peer supporters, and the valuable contributions they make in the mental health field.
Happy Thanksgiving To All!!
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