News for the City of White PlainsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOCTOBER 2021
All Month
Wednesday, 6th
White Plains Farmers Market on Court Street. Every Wednesday from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM thru November 24.
Thursday, 7th
JazzFest Ravi Coltrane - City Square Park 50 Main Street, Tickets purchased at
Monday, 11th
City Offices Closed. Holiday Sanitation Schedule.
Tuesday, 12th
Fall Loose Leaf Removal begins October 12 - December 10th, Weather Permitting. The City of White Plains Encourages Leaf-cycling. White Plains Leaf Removal Options.
Friday, 15th
Ebersole Ice Rink opens for season (weather permitting).
Thursday. 21st
Friday, 22 & Saturday, 23rd
Come in costume to the White Plains Recreation & Parks Frightfully Fun Movie & Magic Show 7 PM on Court Street. WP residents only $3 tickets must be purchased in advance.
Saturday, 23rd - 31st
White Plains Youth Bureau Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week includes activities that promote and encourage a drug-free life. For more info call the Youth Bureau @ 422.1378.
Sunday, 24th
White Plains Historical Society Commemorates the Battle of White Plains and Celebrates the 300th Anniversary of Purdy House. 10 AM - 3PM at Purdy House, 60 Park Avenue. Call 914.328.1776 for more information.
Saturday, 30th
Howl-o-Ween Costume Party for dogs 11:30 AM at the Bark Park (Main Street extension). Prizes awarded. Sponsored by Pet Smart, Tarrytown Road.
One White Plains
Comprehensive Plan Update
The City has kicked off the process to create One White Plains, the city’s new comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is an official, long range planning document that provides policy guidance for the future of the City. It will provide the foundation for decisions on development, zoning and capital spending and more. Public input is critical to ensure that the priorities expressed in the plan are consistent with the community’s vision for the future.
Comprehensive Plan
Listening Tour Schedule
Hundreds of residents shared their priorities, ideas and concerns with us at Listening Tour stops in September. And there are many more opportunities to participate in October and November.
We would love to hear from you. What are your key priorities and concerns? Stop by any of the days and times below to share your ideas and chat about the future of the City of White Plains. Click here for more information.
October 2 - Sat. 2 pm - 3 pm
Battle of White Plains Park,
Battle & Whitney Avenues
October 14 - Thurs. 1 pm - 3 pm
Church Street School, 295 Church St.
October 21 - Thurs. 6 pm - 8 pm
George Washington School,
100 Orchard Street
November 2 - Tues. 1 pm - 3 pm
Ebersole Ice Rink, 110 Lake Street
November 4 - Thurs. 7-8 am, 12-1 pm,
7-8 pm
Via Zoom -- Access Code:
Prescription Deposit Box Available at Public Safety Headquarters
Anyone can drop off unused prescriptions and OTC drugs at Public Safety HQ. Enter thru the Night Entrance to the right of the main entrance on So. Lexington and deposit in the marked container. This is a safer alternative to throwing drugs in the garbage or just keeping them in the back of the medicine cabinet.
No charge. No questions asked.
Love Your Block Grant Will Help White Plains Build Stronger Neighborhoods
The City of White Plains has been selected to participate in the Love Your Block grant program. The program is an initiative of Cities of Service, which was founded by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009 and is now part of Johns Hopkins University. White Plains was one of eight cities across the U.S. selected for this award.
The goal of the Love Your Block program is to build stronger neighborhoods, one block at a time, through partnerships with community groups, neighborhood associations and residents to repair, remediate, or otherwise address negative neighborhood conditions and spur neighborhood-driven change. As part of the award, White Plains will receive funding over two years that will be used to provide mini-grants to neighborhood and community groups to help them accomplish neighborhood or block-specific improvement projects.
As part of Love Your Blockwe are recruiting for 2 positions, a Love Your Block Fellow and an AmeriCorps VISTA member, who will work with the city Planning Department, Mayor’s Office, and other city departments to build capacity and awareness for the program. We are hoping to attract candidates who live and/or work in White Plains because they bring to the table a familiarity with our city. We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic, organized, and have a passion for community interaction.
Love Your Block Fellow - Working closely with the Love Your Block team, the Fellow will be responsible for coordinating a robust community engagement strategy and facilitating ongoing programmatic activities. This is a two-year position beginning in November 2021. View the full position description here.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member  The VISTA member will work alongside senior level city staff and non-profits, build community and organizational capacity, and be a part of a nationwide network of Cities of Service AmeriCorps VISTA members. This one-year position begins in November 2021. View the full position description here.
Noteworthy In October
Jazz -- October 7th
Ravi Coltrane LIVE
History -- October 24th
Jacob Purdy House is 300!
The WP Historical Society Commemorates the Battle of White Plains and celebrates the 300th birthday of the famed Jacob Purdy House in Jacob Purdy Park. Experience life in a Revolutionary War encampment and learn more about the history of the Jacob Purdy House and the colonial era.

More information, Call 914.328.1776
Spotlight on Jacob Purdy Park

Jacob Purdy Historical Park is located on Park Avenue south of its intersection with Kirby Terrace. The park was developed by the City of White Plains to accommodate the relocation of the historic Jacob Purdy House. 

The house sits on property that was once part of the original Purdy Farm. It is used for historical programming and as the headquarters of the White Plains Historical Society.

Purdy House was built in 1721 by Samuel Horton and sold to Samuel Purdy in 1730. The original farm was 132 acres and the house stood on Spring Street at the foot of Purdy Hill (now Church Street Hill), The Purdy House remained in the Purdy Family until 1869.

Samuel's son, Jacob joined the Westchester Militia in 1775 serving until the end of the American Revolution. He volunteered the use of his father's house as a place to meet and store supplies. General Washington was headquartered at Purdy House during the three-day Battle of White Plains in October 1776 and again from July 21 to Sept. 16, 1778. General Israel Putnam also utilized the house for his troops during the Battle of White Plains.

In 1979 the House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places,
The Bryant-Mamaroneck Park StoryWalk has closed for the season
Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Ida, the Bryant - Mamaroneck Park StoryWalk is closed for the season. We look forward to the re-opening of StoryWalk in the Spring of 2022.

In the meantime check in with the White Plains Library for great children's books and activities.
FEMA Is Hiring for Local Positions in Mamaroneck & Yonkers
Local hires needed for Emergency Management Specialist 1 at Disaster Recovery Centers now!
Going Green in White Plains . . .
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach is seen here learning about the first bank of lithium-ion battery storage units installed in New York State at the Avalon White Plains, a 407-unit rental apartment building on Barker Ave.

The battery bank discharges at peak hours to support the electricity grid when under stress; and re-charges at off-peak times to take advantage of low cost, low carbon emission power. It also serves as a generator in the event of power outages. 

Congratulations to AvalonBay and AI innovator Logical Buildings on this green achievement!
Pollinator Gardens
in Full Bloom
The Pollinator Garden at the corner of Chatterton Avenue and Tarrytown Road is in full bloom.

Maintained by the Battle Hill Association, the garden consists of plants native to White Plains that attract bees, butterflies and other insects.
All New Yorkers 12 Years Old and Up Are Eligible to Get Vaccinated
Vaccinations Are Safe, Free & Effective
The Westchester County Department of Health has a walk-in vaccination clinic located at 134 Court Street, open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit

Homebound seniors can make appointments through the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services by calling (914) 813-6300. 

The CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant and protect others. All COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States have proven extremely effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
September Events
The Wellness Festival at Tibbits Park
The White Plains JazzFest
A Day of Remembrance, Saturday, September 11th, 2021
311 North Street
74 Mamaroneck Avenue
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