News from the City of White PlainsZc c cc c ccccccAPRIL 2022
April 2022 Calendar of Events
All Month
White Plains Youth Bureau UNSUNG HEROES recognition program. View 2022 honorees and/or nominate someone you admire.
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StoryWalk on the White Plains Library Plaza Take a walk in the Garden Plaza, follow the panels and read the Coretta Scott King award-winning book, Before She was Harriet, by Lesa Cline-Ransome and iIlustrated by James E. Ransome.
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StoryWalk @ Bryant Mamaroneck Park Returns for the 2022 season with I am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer. Park open until dusk.
All Month
The Harriet Tubman "Journey to Freedom" sculpture at Renaissance Plaza. For an up-to-the-minute listing of all the Harriet Tubman events throughout the City of White Plains check the WPBID website.
All Month
The flag of Ukraine flies high at Renaissance Plaza in support of freedom, democracy and the people of Ukraine.
1st -10th
Jump In and Swim Program. Brought to you with support from the Brian M. Robinson Foundation. For more info contact Melissa Trail
1st - 11th
Grandpas United Annual Civic Engagement Student Awards Program. Contact Laura Montoya, ( or 914-422-1378), at the White Plains Youth Bureau for an application. Deadline, April 11.
1st -12th
An AARP tax expert is available at the White Plains Public Library on Mondays & Tuesdays from 10AM - 3PM through April 12th. Appointment required, no walk-ins. Call 914.422.1400 for more info.
Thurs. 7th
Welcome Back Event for White Plains Seniors, Noon - 2 PM, at the White Plains Community Center. Reservations required. Call 914.422.1423 by 4/4 to register.
Fri. 15th
City offices closed in observance of Good Friday. Holiday Sanitation Schedule.
Wed. 20th
The White Plains Farmers Market Returns! Every Wednesday thru November. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm on Court Street between Main Street & Martine Avenue.
Fri.. 22nd
EARTH DAY is a time to think more mindfully about caring for our planet. Launch of #PlasticFreeWP (Learn more below)
Fri.. 22nd
Healthcare Career Job Fair 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the White Plains Education Training Center, 303 Quarropas Street. Learn more: email Aurora Zahm at Register: 
Sat. 23rd
White Plains BID Downtown White Plains Wing Walk, Noon - 6:00 pm. For a list of all participating restaurants, click here.
Sat. 23rd
Avoid a Child Car-Seat Mistake White Plains Police Department's Car seat safety check event! 10 am - 2pm. Free at Calvary Baptist Church, 188 Orawaupum Street.
Sat. 23rd
Basketball Game - White Plains students v. WP Public Safety at Ridgeway Alliance Church, 465 Ridgeway. Cheer on Students v. White Plains Police Department @ 11AM - 1PM, followed by Students v. White Plains Fire Department @ 2PM - 4PM. For more info call the Youth Bureau @ 914.422.1378
Mon. 25th
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, 914 422-1378.
Fri., 29th
Arbor Day. The City of White Plains celebrates 39 Years as Tree City USA. Trees benefit communities by reducing energy costs, improving stormwater management and erosion control.
Sat., 30th
Paw-ty in the Park - Spring Dog Park Event. 11AM- Noon at Battle Hill Dog Park. Fun contests for your dog. Prizes Awarded. Advanced registration is required by noon on 4/22. Contact to register. For more info call Rec & Parks 914.422.1336.
Sat., 30th
Take it or Leave It Shed at the Gedney Landfill opens for the 2022 season; Saturdays 9-Noon, Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering email here.
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White Plains Stands With Ukraine
On April 1st, the City of White Plains raised the now familiar blue and yellow Ukraine flag in tandem with the flag of the United States of America in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Mayor Tom Roach, other city officials and residents were on hand on a blustery afternoon in Renaissance Plaza to watch the ceremony and show their support for Ukraine. The flags will fly together all month long.
The Harriet Tubman Journey to Freedom Sculpture on View at Renaissance Plaza
The City's Department of Public Works team installing the Harriet Tubman statue.
The renowned sculpture by Wesley Wofford will be on display through June 30th.
What does it mean to Go Green? It means becoming more environmentally aware and changing your behavior and lifestyle to reduce the amount of pollution and waste you generate. The decision to Go Green is a gradual process for most people and governments.

In White Plains we are committed to moving toward a greener, more sustainable future because we know that any action we take that contributes to sustainable living makes a positive impact on our environment, our residents, our businesses, and our community.

Here are visual representations of the City’s green initiatives. Click here, or on any of the individual images, for more information.
Plastic pollution is a global issue that has impacted every ecosystem on Earth.

#PlasticFreeWP is a sustainability initiative aimed to highlight businesses that have taken steps to reduce their usage of single-use plastics.

This program will also help to highlight sustainable products and practices, so businesses and the public understand the importance of plastic reduction. #PlasticFreeWP is a completely voluntary program for businesses to join and pledge to reduce their usage of plastics. Find out more here.
White Plains Bursts with Daffodils,
the Trumpeters of Spring!
courtesy of the
White Plains Beautification Foundation's Daffodil Project.

The Daffodil Project began in 2014, and with the assistance of the City of White Plains Department of Public Works, the White Plains Beautification Foundation has planted more than 130,000 bulbs throughout the City.

Available for review starting April 5th at
Public Hearing on Budget: May 2nd at 7:30 PM.
The Community Center at Armory Place Is Back!
It took six months to repair the City's Community Center after damage caused by Hurricane Ida, and now it's back.

The City Recreation and Parks Department
invites all resident seniors (60+) to a Welcome Back Event on Thursday, April 7, 2022 12 Noon -2pm at the White Plains Community Center, 65 Mitchell Place. Enjoy a FREE and delicious lunch and live musical entertainment, gather with friends or meet new ones and learn more about the Center and Spring/Summer activities, trips and programs.

Reservations are required. Call 914-422-1423 by April 4th to register for this event. Transportation is available to and from home for seniors 60 and older.  Please reserve transportation upon registration (bus space is limited). Click here to check out ongoing programs.
Break out the Napkins!
Downtown Wing Walk April 23 - Noon to 6 pm
Stroll around Downtown White Plains sampling various chicken wing recipes, then vote for your favorite!
Rick Hope, Public Works Commissioner, Retires
Rick Hope, Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, is retiring after 34 years of service to White Plains.

"Rick has made countless contributions to the city," said Mayor Tom Roach. "We are a better, safer, healthier, and more vibrant community because of his foresight and leadership."

Commissioner Hope has been instrumental in the success of many of the City of White Plains projects over the past 34 years including the design and construction of Liberty Park, the reconstruction of Ebersole Ice Rink, the construction of the Public Safety Building, and the award-winning White Plains Library Plaza.
The City of White Plains Library Plaza, one of the many projects overseen by retiring Public Works Commissioner Rick Hope, is the recipient of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation Planning Achievement Award.
Click here or on the photo to view a slideshow that illustrates the dramatic improvements and special features in the new Library Plaza.
A Look Back at March Events
KNICK Jr. event
St. Patrick's Day Parade
City of White Plains
Police Promotion Ceremony
Dominican Republic Independence Day Flag Raising
Ebersole Ice Show
Bravest v. Finest Hockey Game
Resources Available for Individuals and Groups
April 11-15 Is Community Development Week
The City of White Plains has Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) available to help build equitable communities. CDBG support projects that improve the physical environment, promote access and inclusion, and more. Funds are available for:
Housing Rehabilitation
Parks Improvements
Food Distribution
Eviction Protection
Youth Recreation
Summer Camps
Economic Development
Learn more at or at 914-422-1300
508 Mamaroneck Ave
One Martine Avenue
Congratulations to :
Petula Griffith of FootcareRN, recipient of the Dr. Harold Keltz Distinguished Public Health Service Award presented by the Westchester County Board of Health to a person or community-based organization, whose efforts have made an extraordinary contribution to the public health of Westchester residents but who is not professionally engaged in public health work.

The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, recipient of ArtsWestchester's Sophia Abeles Arts Education Award

The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee, Inc.  recipient of the 2022 ArtsWestchester Community Arts Award

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