News from the City of White Plains c ccc c cccccc MARCH 2019
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Watch for the 2019 White Plains Spring-Summer Guide Book. In your mailbox soon!
All Month Long

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Career Training Programs @ White Plains Education & Training Center . 301 Quarropas Street.

Police Officer Application. WP is seeking a diverse pool of candidates for its Nov. 23 Police Officer exam. 

Youth Bureau Father-Daughter Dance, Crowne Plaza. 7-9 pm. $70/couple . Reserve here.

St. Patrick's Day Parade. Mamaroneck Avenue. Noon.

Daylight Savings Time! - Replace batteries in your smoke detectors.

College Admissions Process Program. Library. 7 pm. Free

Jump In & Swim Water Safety Clinic (Part of month-long Jump In & Swim activities), WPHS Pool, 1 pm. 7+ Free.

Community Shred Day. Come to the Gedney Recycling Yard with your no longer needed papers for free shredding.

E bersole Ice Show. 5 pm. Free.

My Money Workshop . WP Education & Training Center. 301 Quarropas Street. Free.

The Artist Loft is back. WP Public Library Cafe. 6 pm. Free.

WP Harlem Fine Arts Show. 360 Hamilton Avenue. 6 pm. For tickets call the Youth Bureau at 914.422.1378

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43,000 WP Bike Share Trips in 9 Months!
Coming in April -- Pedal Assist Bikes
The city has seen a very positive response to its bike share program since it was launched nine months ago. 9,000 unique riders have taken 43,000 trips with an average length of 9 minutes.

Not surprisingly, the train station is by far the most popular start and end point for bike share trips, although other popular destinations include White Plains Hospital and Mamaroneck Avenue. The local Lime operations team is in the city daily to re-balance the bikes in order to ensure safety and reliability.

This spring, Lime will introduce Pedal-Assist bikes to their White Plains fleet. These bikes have a battery pack in the back that provides the rider with a small boost, or pedal-assist, making riding even easier (especially in hilly areas). Their maximum speed is 14.8 mph. A portion of the current fleet will be replaced by Pedal-Assist bikes starting in April. Pedal-Assist bikes have been enormously popular everywhere they’ve been introduced and we are excited to bring them to White Plains!
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week in White Plains
The bi-annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is returning on Monday, March 11th and runs for two weeks until Sunday, March 24th.

White Plains has six restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. Here they are. Each will offer a 3-course fixed price menu for lunch at $22.95 and dinner at $32.95. Check with the restaurants for details. Enjoy!
610 Hartsdale Road

200 Central Avenue

161 Mamaroneck Avenue

181 Main Street

30 Mamaroneck Avenue

5 Mamaroneck Avenue

99 Court Street

52 Gedney Way

324 Central Avenue

175 Main Street
(914) 428-6868

(914) 686-9000

(914) 607-2476

(914) 448-8800

(914) 993-6358

(914) 683-6101

(914) 761-1818

(914) 949-5978

(914) 684-8855

(914) 428-5500
GO GREEN WHITE PLAINS
We all have them. An old pair of shoes (or two or three) lying on the floor somewhere in the back of our closets, getting dustier by the week.

The City of White Plains is inviting residents to reach into their closets – all the way to the very back – dig out those old dusty shoes, and donate them to a Citywide shoe recycling effort as part of the City’s celebration of Earth Day.

Donating your shoes couldn’t be easier. There is now a dedicated Soles for Souls Bin located at the Gedney Recycling Yard, 87 Gedney Way, White Plains. 
Did You Know?
FREE Passes to NYC Museums Are Available from the WP Public Library
The Library's Museum Pass program allows White Plains Public Library card holders (free to obtain) to visit over 15 popular museums and institutions for free, or at a discounted rate. Can't beat that!
Check here for details or call 914-422-1480.
Public Housing in White Plains Is Being Revitalized & Transformed
The White Plains Housing Authority has quietly embarked on a major revitalization of its housing assets and has been working steadily to upgrade and transform the face of public housing in White Plains. This program has been implemented with the support of the city. Perhaps you’ve noticed this work being done in your travels around the city and weren’t sure what was happening. If so, here’s an overview and some detail on two sites. We’ll revisit this program in an upcoming newsletter with a focus on the largest public housing site in the city, Winbrook.  

WPHA in an independent Public Housing Agency that serves the public and affordable housing needs of the residents of the City of White Plains. The Authority provides oversight and management of 816 units of affordable housing at three locations -- Winbrook, Lake Street and Schuyler-DeKalb Apartments.

Each of these facilities has or will be going undergo major upgrades. Find out more here .

Enter the "Do You Know White Plains?" Contest
Last month's question was What is the population of White Plains? Eight people estimated the official population, 59,047 in 2017 (up 2,000 from 2010), within 500 and have received a FREE Business Improvement District Shop White Plains Discount Card. The winners were Susan Brumer, Nancy D'Arcy, Antonella De Lia, Frances Jones, Beth K, Sandra Munoz, Y. Scriber, and S. Smith. Congratulations all!

Our March issue question is a two-parter-- How many colleges and universities are located in White Plains? And what are their names? Look for the answers, and a list of winners, in next month's newsletter.

Email your answer to feedback@whiteplainsny.gov .
Here's Your Chance --
Share Your Views on Health Care in Online County Survey

The Westchester County Department of Health and hospitals throughout the County are seeking the views of county residents age 18 and older about their own health and the health of their community. You can participate by taking this brief survey.


The survey results will be used to select health priorities and programs for the next three years and is part of a Community Health Needs Assessment.
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