LATEST HAPPENINGS IN WHITE PLAINS
Issue: 480
January 8, 2019
Dear Friends and Members,
If you're looking to get fit in this new year, downtown White Plains has plenty fitness of options for you! Many were highlighted in the January 2019 Westchester Magazine article "Where to Work Out Now":

For the hot new thing - Orangetheory Fitness
For something out of the ordinary - Pole Position Dance Studio
For hardcore fitness fans - Westchester Fit (CrossFit) or UFC Gym
For those looking to get lean - Phatburn

Other great options in the BID:

See you downtown,
White Plains BID Staff
Shop White Plains Featured Discount of the Week

Westchester Road Runner
179 East Post Road, (914) 682-0637

  • 10% off non-sale items
EVENTS
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220
Thursday, January 10 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm
January Gallery Nite Out: Craft Beer and Brushstrokes
Meet ArtsWestchester after work on the first Thursday evening of every month (special date for January, 2019) for a new kind of happy hour. Gallery Nite Out at ArtsWestchester is a series of creative interactive events hosted in ArtsWestchester’s downtown White Plains gallery. Enjoy an evening with people who love the arts as much as you do. Special highlights throughout the series include live DJs, contemporary art, wine and beer, specialty tastings by local restaurants and more.

This month, join ArtsWestchester in the gallery for their twist on the traditional Sip and Paint. Enjoy craft beer and sample Diner Brew Co.’s New York Times-worthy hard cider while crafting a masterpiece on canvas with the help of an ArtsWestchester teaching artist. Learn more and purchase tickets.
230 Main Street, (914) 397-2420

FOR CHILDREN:

Saturday, January 12 at 11 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z
A robot named Z discovers a message signed "Love, Beatrice," and decides to find out what "love" means. They embark on an adventure that leads to Beatrice, and back home again, where love was hiding all along. Get a coupon from the café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13
January Educator Appreciation Shopping Weekends
Pre-K through grade 12 educators, join Barnes & Noble in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more.
175 East Post Road, (914) 644-8191
Wednesday, January 9 from 6 pm - 8 pm
Late Night
Join Bead Everything for Late Night every second and fourth Wednesday night. Bead, chat, snack and shop with friends. Late Night is free to attend, just call ahead to let them know you'll be going.

Bead Everything Classes
Bead Everything offers classes for every skill level. Call (914) 644-8191 to register and prepay. Learn more and view the full schedule.
  • Wednesday, January 9 at 6 pm: Intro Class: Stringing
  • Thursday, January 10 at 11 am: “Souper” Wrap Bracelet
  • Friday, January 11 at 11 am: Sparkling Snowflake
  • Saturday, January 12 at 11 am: Intro Class: Knotting With Silk
  • Sunday, January 13 at 11 am: Diamond Ribbon Bracelet
  • Monday, January 14 at 11 am: Galaxy Bracelet
33 Church Street, (914) 949-0384

Wednesdays at 12:10 pm
Concerts at Grace Church
30 minute concerts every Wednesday through May 29. Free admission, donations are greatly appreciated. Learn more. 
January 9: Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has performed at La Scala, with the opera companies of Rome and Turin, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and, for 25 seasons, with the Metropolitan Opera. She has appeared in concert with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. She is joined by the celebrated American pianist Kayo Iwama, who has been heard in concert at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, the Morgan Library, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. Together, they will offer Schubertiade – A program of Selected Lieder of Franz Schubert. A Downtown Music debut.
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-3195
Thursday, January 10 from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Podcasts Explained - Panel Discussion & Networking
Join KOI Podcast Studio for our first podcast-focused event and panel discussion.

The Panel will discuss topics:
  • Subject focus
  • Interview process
  • How to find guests
  • Image and marketing
  • Distribution and monetization

Following panel discussion will be Q&A and networking. There will be refreshments and snacks. Learn more and purchase tickets.
148 Martine Avenue, #901, (914) 995-2926

The 3 Cs of the Small Business Administration CANCELED
This workshop has been canceled due to the government shutdown. Join the Small Business Administration at a future date for a free workshop on Capital, Counseling and Contracting.
11 City Place, 3rd Floor, (914) 328-1600
Now - Sunday, January 13
Beauty and the Beast
A timeless family favorite, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. All of the fanciful characters, such as Cogsworth, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts are also trapped in this spellbound form until the Beast can learn to love and have his love returned.

Showcasing spectacular costumes and scenery, this show is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, with songs including “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston” and of course “Beauty and the Beast.” This “tale as old as time,” reminds us to look beyond one’s exterior and find the beauty from within. You are invited to "be our guest" as this beloved Disney classic comes to life on stage.

Recommended for ages 6 & up.

100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

FOR CHILDREN:

Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11 from 11 am - 12:30 pm
Trove Time
Trove Time is an early literacy playtime for ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Children and their caregiver will play together, hear stories, and learn about enriching a child's life and increasing their early literacy skills. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes prior to the program.

FOR TEENS:

Thursday, January 10 from 4 pm - 5 pm
T(h)ech Thursday: "Learn about Hacking"
As a society, we both rely on experimental “white hat hacking” for protection and also need to be protected against malicious “black hat hacking” at the same time. In this class, participants will learn these concepts and see how hacking is an essential element of security-focused institutions, as well as test their skills with “out-of-the-box” thinking.

FOR ADULTS:

Wednesday, January 9 from Noon - 1 pm
Tech Wednesday for Adults: "How to Build a Computer"
Learn the basics of how to build a computer of your very own and save money. Register here.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
181 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 358-5811
Wednesday, January 9 from 9 pm - 12:30 am
The Wednesday Night Jam
Hosted by Gil Parris and Curtis Winchester. With Joe Piteo and Anthony Candullo. Kitchen open late. No cover charge. Jam is open to all. Sign up and play or just hang and listen.
SAVE THE DATES
303 Quarropas Street, 422-8200

IT Support Specialist Tech Bootcamp
The White Plains Education & Training Center, Westchester Community College and Per Scholas, the experts in technology bootcamp training, are pleased to announce the next in-demand course to equip adults to successfully enter, or advance in, the field of technology: IT Support Specialist.

This is training for an entry level position in a growing field where starting salaries range from $55,000 to $75,000 and advancement opportunities are plentiful and accessible. The course will be held March 25 through June 7 at the WPETC. A full time commitment is required. This course and the certification exam is offered at no cost. The application and screening process is competitive, so apply today. The first step is to complete a pre-application, which will be accepted until Wednesday, January 30. Learn more.
ONGOING EVENTS
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220

Now - Saturday, January 19
"Brick by Brick"
The Erie Canal & the Building Boom
A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal and the Hudson Valley brickyards. Powerful, large-scale installations and photographs commissioned especially for the exhibition are presented alongside historical artifacts, archival photographs and personal narratives related to the region's once vital brick industry. Learn more.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Friday from Noon - 5 pm
Saturday from Noon - 6 pm
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-3195

Wednesdays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 10 am
Weekly Yoga
Join Instructor Diana Cusumano as she leads you through a sunny, relaxed hour of open level vinyasa (yoga 101). What you can expect- a fun flow with music, laughs, and to leave feeling more centered and ready to take on the rest of your week. There is a limited supply of extra mats, so please bring your own if you have one. Learn more and register.

Yoga memberships are available. Learn more.
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Shoppers:
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Now offering Chair Massages
on Wednesdays:
$2 per minute
(10 minutes minimum,
25 minutes maximum)

To schedule an appointment visit relax.ncbcertified.com.
Client Intake forms must be completed prior to receiving services.

151 East Post Road
Suite 122
(914) 573-4832
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