News from the City of White Plains Z c aac cc c c OCTOBER 2019
Kayaking. Liberty Park, Lake Street. Through October 12th
All Month
One Book, One White Plains - Everyone can participate in our first community-wide read, Celeste Ng’s  Everything I Never Told You.
All Month
Story Walk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park. New story - Creepy Pair of Underwear! written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown.
Wed. 2
Farmers' Market . Every Wed. 8 am - 4 pm. Court St. between Martine and Main. All month.
Wed. 2
TILI (Take It or Leave It) Shed - Gedney Yard, Wed. 2 - 4 pm and Sat. 9 am - Noon. All month.
Wed. 2 - Thurs. 10
Register for Department of Public Safety Civilian Academy . 18+. Program begins Oct. 15 thru Nov.
Wed. 9 - Fri. 20
Register for Department of Public Safety Explorer Program ,14-20 years old. Runs Nov. thru June 2020.
Sat - 12
Path Through History Open House at Jacob Purdy Park, 60 Park Avenue. Noon- 4 pm. Free.
Sun - 13
Oktoberfest. Mamaroneck Avenue between East Post Road and Maple. 1 pm - 6 pm.
Ebersole Ice Rink Opens. Weather permitting. Delfino Park, Lake Street. Public Sessions and Lessons for all skill levels. Call 914-422-1366 for information.
Mon.-Sat. 21-26
Red Ribbon Week . An alcohol, tobacco & drug prevention awareness campaign. Topics to include the dangers of vaping. Contact Bhavana Pahwa, YB Deputy Director at 422-6715 for information.
Sat. 26
Howl-O-Ween Costume Party. Dress your dog in costume. Bark Dog Park. Brockway Place. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Free.
Sun. 27
Frightfully Fun Festival . Court Street, between Main & Martine. 1 pm to 4 pm.
Sun. 27
Battle of White Plains 243rd Anniversary Celebration . Jacob Purdy Historic House & Park, 60 Park Avenue. 10 am - 3 pm. Free.
Thurs. 31
Halloween. Have Fun. Walk & Drive Safely. Halloween Safety Tips.
Six Hidden Gems in White Plains
Here are six secret gems in White Plains -- great places to visit,
to reflect, to learn, to enjoy, or to relax.
White Plains Public Library Plaza and Discovery Garden

Located behind the Library, this newly renovated public plaza has transformed what had been a non-descript and unappealing space. The new plaza features a Discovery Garden, an imaginative garden designed to engage all five senses.
Rotunda of City Hall

The Rotunda is the City's veterans memorial. Plaques & monuments paying tribute to White Plains residents who valiantly defended our freedom in the Revolutionary War and every major conflict since that time (more than 150 years) are on permanent display, as are historic sketches of White Plains. The Rotunda is open to the public Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
Jacob Purdy Park

Located at 60 Park Avenue, the Purdy House served as HQ for General George Washington during the Battle of White Plains in October 1776. After the British failed to defeat and capture Washington's Army in the pivotal battle they returned to New York and American army went on to fight for six more years. Alexander Hamilton commanded artillery on Battle Hill during the Battle of White Plains. The Purdy House is open by appointment. Visit the White Plains Historical Society to learn more.
Liberty Park

This two-acre waterfront park on Lake Street provides access to boating and fishing, as well as kayaking in season , on 22-acre Silver Lake. Hiking trails and picnicking are also available. Liberty Park is also the site of the City's permanent 9/11 Memorial.
Jack Harrington Greenway

Get swept away by the rustic feel of the 1.3 mile long linear park and walking trail on the site of the former NY-Westchester-Boston Railroad that runs from Gedney Way to Ridgeway (0.8 miles) and from Ridgeway to the Scarsdale border (0.5 miles).
Percy Grainger House

Percy Aldridge Grainger was born in Australia (1882) but made White Plains his home from 1921 until his death in 1961. An internationally renowned pianist and composer, he was also a collector of folk songs and inventor of music-making machines. His compositions and arrangements for wind ensembles helped transform bands into instruments for serious concert music. The Grainger Home and Workspace, 7 Cromwell Place, is an example of White Plains homes circa 1900 with many Grainger artifacts on display. Learn more or a visit at
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Email it along and we'll feature it in an upcoming issue.
New Living Wellness Bi-Lingual Magazine
Click to read!
Five Day 2019 White Plains JAZZFEST Hits All the Right Notes

The 7th annual edition of Living Wellness , the region's only bilingual heath magazine, produced by the White Plains Youth Bureau in cooperation with the Coalition for Living Wellness.
Thousands of White Plains residents and visitors from the whole tri-state region enjoyed five days of music and fun at the 2019 White Plains JAZZFEST, sponsored by the City of White Plains, the WP Business Improvement District, and ArtsWestchester.
Elevator Renovations at WP Railroad Station
The elevator at White Plains Station will be out of service from October 14 – December 6, 2019 while it undergoes renovations. Transportation will be provided by Metro-North for customers who need access to an elevator to/from the North White Plains station, the closest elevator-accessible station. Click here for more information.
Enter the "Do You Know White Plains?" Contest
This month's question relates to our Secret Gems of White Plains. Where is the monument shown at left and why is it there?

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

Two readers answered last month's question correctly -- How many students are enrolled in the White Plains Public Schools this year? There are approximately 7,100 students enrolled in White Plains Public Schools -- 3,250 in the five elementary schools, 1,600 in the two middle schools, 2,150 in high school and 100 in alternative programs. Congratulations to t he September winners: Hugh Jasne and Mirvella Dulanto.

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