LATEST HAPPENINGS IN WHITE PLAINS
Issue: 471
November 6, 2018
Dear Friends and Members, 

Tomorrow, stop by the Farmers Market on Court Street for a Nutrition Workshop. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week ends on Sunday, so don't forget to make your reservations! Scroll down to Dining and Nightlife to see fall specials and "A Month of Thanks" discounts from Walter's Hot Dogs.

See you downtown,
White Plains BID Staff
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NEWS
NYC developer proposes 18 apartments, restaurant to White Plains’ East Post Road
Westfair Communications, Ryan Deffenbaugh, November 1, 2018

"A stretch of storefronts along East Post Road in White Plains could soon be updated and built upon to create 18 apartments and restaurant space in the city’s downtown.

The New York City development company that owns the building at 199-201 E. Post Road seeks a site plan amendment that would allow it to add three stories to the one-story building, with six apartments on each floor. The roughly 24,000-square-foot addition would bring apartments to a strip of the downtown that is mostly single-level commercial buildings.

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The apartments could arrive to an area of the city becoming increasingly residential. The lot is just a few hundred feet from the former Westchester Pavilion mall site, where Lennar Multifamily Communities has a proposal under city review that would build two, 24-story residential towers with 707 rental apartments on the vacant lot. It’s also not far from another Lennar project, which already has city approval, which would add 434 apartments to the corner of East Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue."

HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK
The bi-annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has returned! Each participating restaurant will offer a
3-course, fixed price menu for lunch, dinner, or both. Lunches are $22.95 and dinners are $32.95.
221 Main Street, (914) 467-5500
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun

161 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 607-2476
Lunch: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

8 Church Street, (914) 948-3281
Lunch: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

189 Main Street, (914) 448-8800
Lunch: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun
30 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 993-6358
Lunch: Sat, Sun
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

5 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 683-6101
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

99 Court Street, (914) 761-1818
Lunch: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

175 Main Street, (914) 428-5500
Lunch: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Dinner: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
EVENTS
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220
Saturday, November 10 from 3 pm - 5 pm
Songs Of The Brickyards: The Untold Story of Haverstraw’s African American Community
In 2005, Ginny Norfleet discovered an unusual brick while tearing down her house on Clinton Street in Haverstraw, NY. The brick would change her life, and the life of her community, forever. Join storytellers, singers of spirituals and gospel legends as they narrate the tale of the brick. This unforgettable musical journey will take you through the history of slavery, the brickyards and the African American church in Haverstraw. The event features the Haverstraw African American Connection and gospel greats, including Minister Angel Brooks Hill, Geneva Liz Welch, Kelly Waller Lawson and more. Part of ArtsWestchester’s " Brick by Brick" exhibition. Learn more and RSVP.
230 Main Street, (914) 397-2420

FOR CHILDREN:

Saturday, November 10 at 11 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes
Juno embarks on an epic journey through time and space, stepping into the shoes of female icons like Frida Kahlo and Serena Williams. Join Barnes & Noble for a Storytime that's both a fashion fairy tale and guide to girl power.
175 East Post Road, (914) 644-8191

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, November 7 at 11 am: Cup Chain Concepts
  • Thursday, November 8 at 11:30 am: Shamballa Bracelet
  • Sunday, November 11 at 11 am: Star Charm Bracelet
  • Monday, November 12 at 11 am: Intro Class: Wire Wrapping
237 Martine Avenue, (800) 315-4000
Tuesday, November 6 at 7 pm
Mamma Mia! 10th Anniversary
Fathom Events and Universal Pictures are bringing Mamma Mia! 10th Anniversary to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event, which includes a special featurette, Meryl's Big Number, never-before-seen on the big screen. Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman named Sophie about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Sunday, November 11 at 2:10 pm and Wednesday, November 14 at 7 pm
Die Hard 30th Anniversary (1988) Presented by TCM
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Die Hard and bringing the iconic movie to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event, which also includes specially produced commentary from Turner Classic Movies. New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve. Learn more and purchase tickets.
19 Mamaroneck Avenue

Monday, November 12 from 1 pm - 3 pm
The Grinch Locket Making Workshop
Make your own locket based on Dr. Seuss's The Grinch. There will be drawing, story telling, and sing-alongs. Located on the 3rd floor outside Cinema d Lux City Center 15. There are 20 slots available for a fee. To reserve a slot, contact Sandy Daly at (914) 320-9007 or sandydaly68@aol.com. To see Origami Owl's The Grinch charm collection visit sandydaly.origamiowl.com.
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.

November 7: Jörg-Michael Schwarz, violin & Dongsok Shin, harpsichord, principals of the internationally acclaimed REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, play Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of the High Baroque featuring richly colorful works by Telemann, Handel, Mascitti and J.S. Bach.
            
This concert is made possible, in part, with the generous support of Hudson Grille and Lilly’s .
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-3195

Saturdays at 10 am
Saturday Morning Yoga
Join Instructor Diana Cusumano as she leads us through a sunny, relaxed hour of open level vinyasa (yoga 101 for those that don't speak the lingo) at KOI. What you can expect- a fun flow with music, laughs, and to leave feeling more centered and ready to take on your weekend. There is a limited supply of extra mats, so please bring your own if you have one. Learn more and purchase tickets.
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-3195
Saturdays, November 10 and November 17 at 8 pm
Sundays, November 11 and November 18 at 2 pm
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors is a campy, horror/comedy musical based on the 1960s cult classic film. A nerdy florist, a sadistic dentist, and a man-eating plant; what more could you need? Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted) with songs inspired by Motown, soul, and doo-wop. Learn more and purchase tickets.
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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Sunday, November 11 at 10:30 pm
The City of White Plains Veterans’ Day Ceremony will be held on the front steps of City Hall, 255 Main Street. This event is organized annually by the Mayor’s Veterans Committee to recognize and pay tribute to our veterans. All residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served inside City Hall following the ceremony complements of ShopRite of White Plains and the Veteran’s Committee.

This year, the Mayor’s Veterans Committee is recruiting Active Duty and Retired Veterans to join the city’s Veterans Committee, which acts as an advisory board to the Mayor on matters pertaining to veterans. This group also helps plan and organize veteran events and activities in White Plains.

As an additional tribute to our Veterans, past and present, the City of White Plains has once again created an assemblage of American Flags along Main Street. Flags representing each branch of The Armed Forces will be displayed in the City Hall Rotunda as well.
WHITE PLAINS FARMERS MARKET

Wednesdays, November 7 and November 14 from 12:30 pm - 2 pm
Nutrition Workshops
The City of White Plains, in partnership with White Plains Hospital, Bensidoun USA, and NY Hospitality Group, will present two Nutrition Workshops at the Wednesday Farmers Market held on Court Street
The workshops are free and open to all.

What better location than the city's popular farmers' market to host a workshop about healthy eating? Chef Joe Sasso will take advantage of the abundant local produce at the market to create several healthy and easy to prepare recipes for all to taste. Registered Dietitians from White Plains Hospital and the Scarsdale Medical Group will be on hand to provide information on the benefits of eating a balanced, healthy diet and to answer questions.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

FOR CHILDREN:

Wednesday, November 7 from 11 am – 12:15 pm
Caregiver Workshop - Happy Healthy Meals
Caregivers of children ages 2-4 are invited to learn from a local pediatrician about Obesity Prevention through nutrition and activity. Discussion will include strategies to maximize nutrient content in familiar foods. Presentation will include time for Q&A. Handouts will include recipes discussed during the presentation. While the adults hear the presentation and have time for questions, children will play in the Story Trove with library staff and Play Assistants from Trove Time.
FOR ADULTS:

Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Poetry Slam & Open Mic
The library's exciting "1st Wednesday" series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition and feature performance from guest poet Wonder Dave. Wonder Dave is a writer and comedian from Minneapolis, MN, now living in San Francisco, CA. He has toured the country performing at colleges, cabarets, sci-fi and comic conventions, burlesque shows, strip clubs and bowling alleys. He has been featured on the Risk Podcast and is a regular debater on the comedy debate podcast Nerd Rage: The Great Debates. His writing has been appeared in several publications including; the UK Guardian, 7x7 Magazine, SF Weekly, and Shit Creek review. To take part in the open mic or slam, please register between 6:30 pm and 7 pm. Slam poets should bring at least one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7, and the program starts shortly thereafter.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
186 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 397-9406
SAVE THE DATES
Celebrate the importance of small businesses in downtown White Plains. Shop at select stores on Small Business Saturday to receive up to two hours of free parking validation codes through the ParkWhitePlains app. A list of participating businesses will be available soon.

Consumers must pay for parking through the app before entering their discount code. ParkWhitePlains validation codes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Download ParkWhitePlains.
ONGOING EVENTS
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220

Now - Wednesday, January 9
"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
Wednesdays from 8 am - 4 pm
Saturdays from 8 am - 2 pm
Every Wednesday and Saturday from now until Thanksgiving. Located on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue. Local farmers and vendors offer a wide assortment of fresh produce, plants, home baked goods, breads, honey, fish, and prepared foods.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm
Lunchtime Meditation
A free weekly meditation program. Brief beginning instruction will be followed by meditation. No experience or special equipment needed.
RESOURCES
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Shoppers:
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151 East Post Road
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