News from the City of White PlainsZc c cc c ccccccAPRIL 2021
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StoryWalk @ Bryant Mamaroneck Park Returns for the 2021 season with Michelle's Garden by author Sharee Miller.
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Fri. 2nd
Good Friday. City offices closed. Holiday sanitation schedule.
Mon. 5th
White Plains Youth Bureau Summer Job applications will be open to White Plains High School youth 14 to 18 years of age. For more information, contact the White Plains Youth Bureau, 422-1378 and Registration opens for Youth Bureau Bits and Pieces Summer Enrichment Camp.
Wed. 7th
Restaurant Wednesday Donate While You Dine. Participating restaurants will donate 20% of sales to the Friends of White Plains Public Schools.
Sat. 17th
Mobile Shredder Event at Gedney Recycling Yard 10am - 1pm. First come, first served. The County operated Mobile Shredder will operate until it reaches capacity, which may happen before 1pm. No combustible materials allowed. Stay in your vehicle. An attendant will come to help you when it's your turn.
Wed. 21st
The White Plains Farmers Market Returns! Every Wednesday thru November. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm on Court Street between Main St. & Martine Ave. COVID-19 Safety Protocols in effect. Masks required.
Thurs. 22nd
EARTH DAY is a time to think more mindfully about caring for our planet. To celebrate Earth Day, the White Plains Public Library is highlighting a variety of on-theme programs, a Grab & Go kit for families and adults, and a selection of books–for adults and children–on topics like gardening, environmental activism, and botany.
Thurs. 22nd
Youth Bureau Volunteer Recogntion Program. Recognize our Volunteer Heroes - email Laura Montoya at the Youth Bureau before April 15th with your submissions.
White Plains Breaks Ground on Major
Solar Energy Installation
The City of White Plains has embarked on an ambitious new project to install solar panels at nine city-owned sites. This 6.8MW community solar portfolio will triple the amount of solar energy produced in Westchester County.

Special thanks go to the New York Power Authority (NYPA), headquartered right here in White Plains, for acting as the city's consultant on the project, and to our selected developer, Distributed Solar Development (DSD).

When complete, the White Plains community solar portfolio will be the largest municipal renewable energy deployment in the County, producing enough energy to power more than 700 homes annually, or equivalent to removing over 1,300 cars from the road.

"This project is a win - for our residents, the City, and the environment," said White Plains Mayor Tom Roach.
Food Scrap Recycling
White Plains Is All In on Going Green
 The City of White Plains is excited to participate in a new food scrap recycling program. 

Here are some important things for White Plains residents to know:

1. Participation is free and easy.

2. Residents can drop off food scraps at the Gedney Recycling Yard, 87 Gedney Way, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sunday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

3. Accepted Food Scraps include: grains, pasta, dairy, fruit, veggies, stems, peels, meat, bones, egg shells, coffee grounds & filters, tea bags, napkins, BPI-certified compostable bags.

Available for review on April 6th at
Public hearing on budget: May 3rd at 7:30 PM.

Break out the Napkins!
Wing Weeks Coming to White Plains April 11 - May 8
15 Downtown White Plains restaurants are participating in this mouth-watering promotion sponsored by the WP Business Improvement District that starts on April 11th and runs thru May 8th. Tickets are on sale now!

Click here for more information about the event, to buy tickets, and to see the full list of participating restaurants. Then make your purchases and vote for your favorites!


NY State announced that beginning Tuesday, March 30th, residents 30 years and older will be eligible for the vaccine and can begin scheduling their appointments.

In addition, New Yorkers 16 years and older can begin to schedule appointments and get vaccinated starting on April 6.
Need An Appointment?
The White Plains Covid Angels can help you schedule an appointment.
Call 914.422.1378
if you are HOMEBOUND in need of the vaccine email us at

Are You a Senior or Disabled and
Need a Free Ride to Your Appointment?
Westchester County ParaTransit can help.
Call 914.995.7272
Daffodils! Daffodils! Daffodils!
The historic Percy Grainger Home at 7 Cromwell Place is celebrating its first season of daffodils, donated last fall by White Plains Beautification Foundation as part of the Daffodil Project. The public is invited to stop by Sunday, April 4 or April 11, 2021 to enjoy the beauty of the garden and learn of the noted musician's life, interests, and collections. Tours available. Call for Reservations @  (914) 281-1610. Masks are required.
April is National Volunteer Month!
White Plains is celebrating our own
Amazing Volunteers
Let's celebrate those who help others in our community. Volunteers make so much possible and deserve our appreciation.

The City of White Plains will (virtually) recognize those special folks who give generously of their time, talents and resources on April 22nd at 6:30 PM.

Do you know someone who has volunteered in our community that should be recognized? Submit their name to Laura Montoya at the White Youth Bureau, by April 15th. Find out more here.

Interested in volunteering your time and talents? Check out this list of local community organizations for volunteer opportunities.
Coyote Safety Tips from the Humane Society

As the weather warms, animal sightings become more common. Increasingly, coyotes are interacting with us.

All You Need to Know About
Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

The City of White Plains noise ordinance limits and restricts the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in order to reduce loud, unnecessary and unwanted noise in our neighborhood.
You may use IF ...
It is between these dates:
March15 to May 14 or
October 1 to December 15
It is between the hours of
8 am-6pm, Monday-Friday or
10 am- 6pm, Sat, Sun, Holidays
You use only one leaf blower within a 5,000 square foot area
the leaf blower produces a sound level below 70 decibels
Do Not Use . . .
. . . From May 15 to September 30
. . . From December 16 to March 14
. . . After 6 pm
. . . Before 8 am, Monday thru Friday
. . . Before 10 am, Sat, Sun, Holidays
. . . If leaf blower produces a sound level ABOVE 70 decibels
. . . More than one leaf blower within a 5,000 square foot area
To report violators please call 914-422-1391 Mon-Sat, 8 am-8pm.
Other times call 914-422-6111.
Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Frances DiRocco celebrating her 100th Birthday
Dorothy Sosinsky Gluckson celebrating her 95th Birthday

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