News from the City of White Plains Z c c cc c ccccc MAY 2019
Now thru Oct.
TILI (Take It Leave It) Shed - Gedney Yard, Wed 2pm - 4m & Sat. 9 am - noon.
All Month
Story Walk. A Perfect Day for Digging by Cari Best. Bryant-Mamaroneck Park, Free.
All Month
White Plains Youth Bureau Summer Employment applications available online. Application deadline May 31st at 5PM.
Wed. thru Nov.
Farmers' Market . Every Wed 8 am - 4 pm, Court St.
Sat. 4th
Free Comic Book Day . While supplies last, 10:30 am - 3 pm White Plains Public Library
Sat. 4th

Sun. 5th
White Plains Little League Parade . 11 a.m. Highlands School

White Plains Hospital Foundation Answer to Cancer 5K Run & Block Party. Court Street, 8:30 AM-Noon.
Sun. 5th
Cinco De Mayo Festival . Food Court, Galleria Mall. Noon - 5 pm
Mon. 6th
White Plains City Budget Public Hearing. Common Council Chamber, White Plains City Hall, 7:30 pm .
Wed. 8th
Walk/Bike to School Morning. WPHS, Highlands, Eastview, Ridgeview, GW & Church Street.
Thurs. 9th -
Sat., 11th
Glenn D. Loucks Track Meet . White Plains High School
Sat. 11th
Jill E. Solomon Bicycle Helmet Day. Delfino Park. 10 am - Noon, Free. Must pre-register at 422-1336 for helmet.
Sun. 12th
Tues. 14th

Sat. 18th
Coffee with Grandpas United , White Plains Public Library, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Farmers' Market Returns! Every Sat., 9 am - 2 pm. thru November. Court Street.
Sat. 18th
Truck Day . Gedney Recycling Yard. 10 am - 2 pm. Free. Rain date 5/19.
Tues. 21st
Mon. 27th
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony . Starts at Church Street continues to Rural Cemetery. 10 am
Tues. 28th-
June 11th
Registration for Public Safety Youth Civilian Academy. Class held Tuesday's June 18th - August 6th 7pm - 9pm.
Thurs. 30th
White Plains City Budget. Adoption of 2019-2020 Tax Budget. Common Council Chamber, White Plains City Hall, 6:30 pm.
Thurs. 30th - June 6th
Citywide School Art Show . White Plains Public Library. Free
Sponsor an American Flag for Memorial Day

As a tribute to our Veterans, past and present, the City of White Plains will once again display American Flags and flags representing each branch of The Armed Forces at City Hall for Memorial Day.

Individuals, families, and businesses are all invited to sponsor a flag in honor of a veteran who has served or is presently serving our country. A limited number of flags will be available. Learn more here.
Don't Forget! Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th
Treat Mom to one of these special
Mother's Day activities right here in White Plains.
Fashion Meets Brunch
May 12--11:30 & 2 pm
Mother's Day Story Time
May 11 at 11 am
Mother's Day Menu
May 12
Mother's Day Menu
May 12
Family Day: A Mother's Love
May 11--12 to 2:15 pm
Inspiration Meets Health & Wellness
May 5 -- 4 - 6:30 pm
Popular DPW at Your Service
App Just Got Better!
More than 5,700 White Plains households have signed up for the easy to use DPW at Your Service app. No wonder. The app allows residents to view the garbage and recycling collection schedules specific to their address , schedule pick-ups for larger, bulk items, and find guidance on how to dispose of items not available for pick up. It even lets you set reminders.

And now there is a great new feature . Residents can use the app to submit a request to DPW about issues they are responsible for -- such as potholes, missing street signs, issues with streetlights, city trees, and contractors working on city streets. It evens let's residents track the progress of DPW's response online.

See for yourself just how user friendly and helpful the DPW at Your Service app is. Download it today, for free from the App Store or Google Play . Read more here.
Want to Volunteer But Not Sure Where To Go? This Event Is for You -- the White Plains Community Volunteer Fair , June 15th at Library
SAVE THE DATE! The City of White Plains COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR will take place Saturday, June 15th, from 10:30 am to 2 pm in the White Plains Public Library.

It is an opportunity for those interested in volunteering their time and talents to benefit the community to meet and talk directly with representatives of local organizations looking to add new volunteers to their ranks.

If your 501(c)(3) organization is interested in participating, please email to register, or call 914-422-1413
New Residential Building Marks Winbrook Transformation into Brookfield Commons
In our March newsletter, we provided some information about the White Plains Housing Authority (WPHA) plan to revitalize its housing assets. This month, we’d like to continue that discussion and focus on the city’s largest public housing site, Winbrook.

The White Plains Housing Authority and Trinity Financial, Inc. are partnering to redevelop the next several phases of the Winbrook Apartments transformation into Brookfield Commons.

As presently envisioned, Brookfield Commons will consist of the new construction of up to 750 high quality, modern apartments over five buildings, to be developed over multiple phases.

The existing Winbrook Houses will be demolished in phases and the new buildings will include affordable housing units for the existing Winbrook residents and the community.

This redevelopment will have a transformative and reinvigorating effect on the neighborhood through features such as the reintroduction of the prior Brookfield and Winchester Streets and the creation of a new East-West through street to break up the existing superblock. There will also be active and passive recreational areas and green spaces.
The current $68 million dollar phase of this vibrant development, The Overture at Brookfield Commons, will be located at 141 South Lexington Avenue. It will consist of the demolition of 135 South Lexington Avenue and the new construction of a 129-unit building. The building will contain affordable and workforce units for the existing Winbrook residents and the overall community. The Overture will also feature active, healthy and sustainable design through-out the residential units, resident amenities, community spaces and resident parking.
Summer Programs for White Plains Youth
T he Youth Employment Program provides youth ages 14 through 21 with opportunities to learn about the world of work through part-time summer employment.  Applications are available online: . Application deadline is Thursday, May 31st, 5 pm. Summer employment is July 1st - August 9th. Questions: Contact Patricia Staffiero/ Janet Spencer, 422-1378.
Greening Project is an employment program designed to give 14-17 year olds a hands-on career experience via gardening, nutrition and an environmental education-based curriculum. 
Questions: Contact Patricia Staffiero/ Janet Spencer, 422-1378.

Growing White Plains offers volunteer assignments for six weeks of summer, helping operate two community gardens in the City of White Plains. The food grown, using organic methods, goes to feed people in White Plains in need. Questions: Contact Byron Smalls, 422-1378.

Teen Job Bank -- The local business community calls on us to help fill their jobs with White Plains youth. Open positions at  
Questions: Contact Janet Spencer, 422-1378.
Attention Local Business & Community Members
If you are looking to hire young people to fill office & clerical positions, for computer trouble shooting, tutoring, odd jobs, or more,
post that job on the The White Plains Youth Bureau - Job Bank.
Contact Janet Spencer at 422-1378 ext. 6721 or  
Let's Get Ready - SAT & College Prep -- This 9 week summer program, designed for White Plains 11th & 12th graders, is administered by Let's Get Ready (LGR) and provides intensive SAT preparation and assistance with all aspects of the college admissions process. Visit   for additional program information and enrollment criteria. Questions: Contact Jason Roberts,

Bits N' Pieces Tutorial Summer Camp -- offers elementary aged children the opportunity to stay on track with their studies.The program provides a safe, enjoyable and educational environment emphasizing reading, writing and critical thinking. Apply at
Questions: Contact Sherry Bannister, 422-1378.
Enter the "Do You Know White Plains?" Contest
Our May question should be a breeze for hometown shoppers. Name six department stores in White Plains. (Fast start tip - Target is a department store).

All winners will receive a very useful prize -- a FREE Business Improvement District Shop White Plains Discount Card, to save at stores all over town.

That's the prize the winners of our April contest -- S. Brumer, Rob and Tessa Connelly and Vito Fragala -- received for coming close to 9.77 square miles, the official answer to the question - How big in square miles is the City of White Plains?

Email your answer to the May question to . Look for the answers, and a list of winners, in next month's newsletter.
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