News for the City of White Plains aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa AUGUST 2020
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - AUGUST 2020
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Farmer's Market . Every Wed. 9 am - 2 pm, thru November. Court Street between Martine and Main. COVID-19 rules in effect.
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StoryWalk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park , Children will enjoy reading And Then Comes Summe r , written by Tom Brenner and illustrated by Jaime Kim. COVID-19 rules in effect.
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White Plains Library is open for Browsing & Borrowing. Advance reservations required. COVID-19 rules in effect .
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Youth Bureau Summer Health & Wellness Program - for youth ages 13-16 years. Free! Change and transform yourself this summer! COVID-19 rules in effect.
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White Plains Youth Bureau Celebrates Alumni with The 50 Faces, 50 Years Recognition Program.
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City Pools Open - Gardella Pool and Kittrell Pool open all month for White Plains residents. Season Pool Pass required . COVID-19 rules in effect.
Sat. 1st
TILI (Take It or Leave It) Shed - Gedney Yard, Gedney Way. Every Sat. 9 am - Noon and Wed. 2 - 4 pm. COVID-19 rules in effect.
We are happy to announce that the White Plains Library has reopened! While full services have not yet been restored after the COVID-19 lockdown, the public can now browse and borrow library materials.

Expect a “stripped down” library: no chairs, no computers, no programs, not even any coffee! But there are plenty of new books, movies, and music CDs just waiting to be borrowed and enjoyed.

The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm., and 1 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Only a limited number of patrons will be allowed into the building at any given time. Reserve a spot online or by calling in advance. Visit the Library website or call 914-422-1400.
Save the Date - October 28, 2020
Meet One Book, One White Plains
Award-Winning Author Ibram X. Kendi
The  White Plains Library Foundation , in partnership with the Thomas H. Slater Center, is presenting a special virtual event with the award-winning author, historian, and thought-leader,  Ibram X. Kendi   (at right) on the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This program will be the culmination of the Library’s city-wide reading initiative, One Book, One White Plains , details to be announced soon.

In the meantime, mark your fall calendars and look into our digital and physical copies of the two books we’ll be reading:   How to Be an Antiracist   by Ibram X.Kendi and, for young adult readers (and all ages),  Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
White Plains Uses Grant Funds for Hunger Mitigation and Housing Security
The City of White Plains is putting a $518,258 grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) under the federal CARES Act to good use supporting services provided by community organizations focused on hunger mitigation and housing security.

This funding will supplement the ongoing efforts of the City and its community partners, such as food distributions and housing counseling assistance to residents to avoid foreclosure or eviction. Find out more here.
DO YOUR PART, BE WP SMART

SOCIAL DISTANCE & WEAR A FACE MASK
The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to continue social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from others), even when wearing a mask.

Masks are an essential tool we have to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. To properly wear a mask, the mask should cover your nose and mouth snugly and be secured by ear loops.

Clean your hands before taking off your mask. Remove your mask by the straps. Disposable paper face masks should be used for one outing outside the home. Once removed wash your hands again. If you need a mask email maskwp@whiteplainsny.gov

Be Prepared for Severe Weather
Extreme weather events occur regularly in the summer months. Remember to Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated when the temperatures soar and be prepared for storm season . Click here for helpful tips on preparing for severe weather.

And remember, your preparedness efforts may need to be modified somewhat as a result of COVID-19. Taking the time now to prepare for severe weather events will pay off later. 
WP Restaurants To Offer Specials In August
Dine-in or take out. Support our local restaurants and enjoy a great meal!
Make your plans to support our local restaurants. Beginning August 17 through August 30th local restaurants will be offering a variety of specials and promotions through the Time to Dine in the Hudson Valley event.  Dine-in or take-out options available at the following restaurants:


Click here for additional details regarding participating White Plains restaurants : a nd remember to refer to the  White Plains BID Dining Guide  when making dining plans. The Dining Guide lists all 94 eateries in the downtown are a.

Support White Plains Small Businesses
Shop the Downtown Sidewalk Sales
Sidewalk Sales support our local small businesses and allow savvy shoppers to find amazing sales. Watch for Sidewalk Sales throughout the City every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from now through October 9th from 10:00 am to sunset. Happy Shopping! Find out more here.
Need to Fix Up Your Home?The City May Be Able to Help
The White Plains Planning Department’s Community Development Rehabilitation program helps preserve residential neighborhoods by providing financial assistance for roofing, plumbing, heating, siding, or handicapped accessibility for “income-eligible” homeowners.

The program is supported by a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, which has provided over $14 million to facilitate the rehabilitation of over 1,700 single family homes and over 3,000 multi-family dwelling units in White Plains. 

The Planning Department is pleased to offer assistance with financing, as well as supporting participants through all phases of the rehabilitation process. For more information, contact the Planning Department at (914) 422-1300 or www.cityofwhiteplains/communitydevelopment
Help Shape Your Future!
Complete the 2020 Census
Census results affect our community every day. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how federal funding flows into our community for the next decade. This funding shapes programs for families, seniors and children.
The Census can be completed online: www.2020census.gov OR by telephone English: 844.330.2020 or Spanish 844.468.2020.
What Are Your Favorite
Binge-Worthy Programs?
Last month, in keeping with these COVID-19 times, we asked you, our readers, to tell us your favorite restaurant with outside dining. Thanks to Tracy Velasquez, who recommended Sam's of Gedney Way (Samburger & Classic French Onion Soup), and cKuz who suggested the North Street Tavern .
This month please send along the name(s) of your favorite TV show(s) to binge-watch during the COVID-19 pause. Just email your favorite to feedback@whiteplainsny.gov . Feel free to add why you like them. You'll see the results here next month.
Questions? Comments? Go to feedback@whiteplainsny.gov
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