Issue: 554 | June 9, 2020
Dear Friends and Members,

Phase 2 of NY Forward begins today. Industries opening include hair salons, barbershops and outdoor food services. Make sure to call ahead to see if your favorite businesses are open.

The first two Dine & Drive-In movies are sold out, and tickets for the next two movies will be available soon. To be first to receive a notification of ticket availability, sign up for the City of White Plains Recreation and Parks email newsletter. Email to request to be added to their email list.  

Stay safe and healthy,
White Plains BID Staff
The City of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District have joined forces to bring a drive-in movie series to our city. The series takes place weekly starting June 12, with the final screening on July 3

Please note that priority will be given to White Plains residents. Valid ID required upon entrance

Friday, June 12: Grease
Location: Waller-Maple Lot, 25 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Purchase Tickets* SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 20: The Sandlot
Location: White Plains High school 550 North Street White Plains, NY 10605
Purchase Tickets* SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 27: Toy Story 4
Location: White Plains High school 550 North Street White Plains NY 10605
Purchase Tickets*: Tickets will be available on June 17th.

July 3: Captain America: The First Avenger
Location: Waller-Maple Lot, 25 Waller Avenue, White Plains NY 10601
Purchase Tickets*: Tickets will be available on June 17th.

Downtown restaurants will be running food specials for the drive-in series, so make sure to order ahead for curbside pick-up! Select restaurants can also deliver directly to your car during the screening.

*One ticket per car: Ticket proceeds will be donated to the White Plains BID/Caring for COVID partnership, an effort to support local White Plains restaurants while simultaneously helping feed our front line workers. The White Plains BID is matching every dollar donated to boost local businesses in the downtown district even further.

Before the movie, order Dine & Drive-In Specials from any of these restaurants. Available for takeout and curbside pickup. Some restaurants will be delivering to cars (confirm upon ordering).
Aunite Anne's Pretzels - Free medium lemonade with the purchase of an Original Pretzel Nugget Bucket or a Cinnamon Sugar Nugget Bucket. Order online.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Family Bundle Specials. To order, call (914) 358-9453.
  • 15 traditional wings + 15 boneless wings and basket of fries $29.99
  • 20 boneless wings with fries - $21.49
  • 20 traditional wings with fries - $26.99
  • 20 traditional + 20 boneless with fries - $26.99
Hastings Tea & Coffee Lounge - 25% off your order. To order, call (914) 428-1000.
Pax Romana - Takeout and curbside menu. Available from 4 pm - 8 pm. To order, call (914) 831-3303.
  • Starters: Suppli (Risotto Balls) (2), Meatballs (4), Burrata
  • Fresh Pasta: Maccheroni Sausage Ragu, Penne Alla Vodka w/ Smoked Bacon, Gnocchi Sorrentina, Fettuccine (mushroom, prosciutto, cream), Cavatelli (broccoli rabe and sausage)
  • Pinsa (Pizza): Margherita, Funghi (mushroom, porcini cream, truffle oil, mozz), Diavola (tomato, mozz, spicy sopressata, n'duja), Avocado (tomato, olives, red onion, mozz)
  • Entree: Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm
Walter's Hot Dogs - Movie friendly menu items: Funnel Cake Sticks, Homemade Italian Ice, and Homemade Ice Cream with chocolate chips or whipped cream. To order, call (914) 397-9406.
As part of our COVID-19 Assistance Program (BIDCAP), the White Plains BID will be subsidizing gift card purchases at participating BID businesses. Purchase a gift card (up to $200) at half cost and we will underwrite the balance for the business. We are keeping an updated list of participating businesses on our website.

Purchase half-price gift cards at these businesses:
Obtain free parking validation codes from the following businesses:
•   Bao's Chinese
•   Bead Everything
•   Hudson Grille
•   Inca Gaucho
•   Lilly's
•   Phatburn
•   Reconnect
Caring for COVID was established by Melissa Tomlin of White Plains and Aubrey Graf-Daniels of Edgemont, to support local White Plains restaurants, while simultaneously helping our emergency responders fighting this virus. The White Plains BID and Caring for COVID have partnered to raise funds for this cause. Plus, the White Plains BID has committed to matching YOUR donations to invest back into small businesses within the White Plains downtown BID! Any small amount will go even further with the BID’s matching grant. Please consider donating and sharing this two-fold effort with your family, friends and co-workers.
Checks can also be made payable to:
White Plains Downtown District Management Association

Mail to:
White Plains Downtown District Management Association
235 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 200
White Plains, NY 10605
Things are constantly changing! Visit our website for an up-to-date list and follow your favorite businesses and restaurants on social media.

Restaurants Open for Takeout, Curbside Pickup, and/or Delivery
Alex Lounge Bar & Grill   - (914) 358-9227
Ambadi Kebab & Grill   - (914) 686-2014
Anthony Deli Mini Market   - (914) 686-6073
Araras Coffee & More  - (914) 831-5439
Asian Legend  - (914) 488-6838
Auntie Anne's  - (845) 527-8134
The Banh Mi Shop  - (914) 686-6888
Bao's Chinese  - (914) 682-8858
Big Apple Smoothie Cafe  - (914) 997-7700
Blaze Pizza - (914) 930-3155
The Blind Pig  - (914) 607-2686
Brazen Fox   - (914) 358-5911
Buffalo Wild Wings  - (914) 358-9453
Cantina Taco & Tequila Bar   - (914) 461-3959 (Margaritas available for delivery)
Caribbean Thyme Restaurant  - (914) 368-8664
China Garden  - (914) 686-1505
Chipotle Mexican Grill   -(914) 948-4826
Chop & Go  - (914) 831-0525
Cold Stone Creamery   - (914) 220-0160 (Carryout only)
D’Amore Café & Deli  - (914) 946-1656
Delicias del Jireh  - (914) 437-5375 & (914) 437-5374
Dorry's Diner - (914) 682-0005
Dunne's Pub  - (914) 421-1451
Dunkin’ Donuts  - (914) 682-5649
Ernesto's Pizza Cucina  - 914-752-4611
Fair Deal Café   - (914) 946-3000 (Liquor to go with food)
Famous Famiglia   - (914) 285-5678
Five Guys Burgers & Fries  - (914) 422-3483
Freshii   - 914-422-8000
Gaucho Burger Company  - (914) 750-4888
Graziella's Italian Bistro - (914) 761-5721
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ  - (914) 358-5206
Haiku   - (914) 644-8887
The Halal Guys  - (914) 290-5490
Hastings Tea & Coffee Lounge  - (914) 428-1000
Holy Crab  - (914) 948-2888
Hudson Grille   - (914) 997-2000
I Thai Restaurant  -   (914) 289-1888 & (914) 289-1888
Ichiro Modern Japanese Cuisine  - (914) 437-8688
Inca Gaucho  - (914) 607-7962
The Iron Tomato  - (914) 328-9400
John's Continental Food Service  - (914) 761-2579
Kanopi - (914) 761-4242
KEE Oyster House  - 914-437-8535
La Bocca Ristorante  - (914) 948-3281
Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House   - (914) 761-0272
Lilly's  - (914) 997-5600
Lombardo's Pizza & Bar  - (914) 615-9090
Mario’s Pizza & Restaurant  - (914) 761-7829
Martine Gourmet Deli  - (914) 785-6790
The Melting Pot   - (914) 993-6358
Mistura  - (914) 607-7244
Morton's The Steakhouse  - (914) 683-6101
Mulino's of Westchester - (914) 761-1818
Nicky's Pizzeria   - (914) 997-6951
Noodle+  - (914) 948-4950 and (914) 948-4920
Pantojarse  - (914) 946-0179
Papi'  - (914) 328-6535
Purple Corn  - (914) 339-0900
Rooster's Market  - (914) 949-7202
Sam's of Gedney Way  - (914) 949-0978
Serafina  - (914) 288-9300
Shiki Sushi & Yakitori - 914-288-0070 and 914-288-0071
Starbucks - (914) 682-1738
Sundance Kitchen and Cantina  - (914) 946-2300
T-Swilr Crepe - (914) 358-9295
TGI Fridays  - (914) 948-3209 (Beer and wine available)
Turkish Cuisine   - (914) 683-6111
TVB by Pax Romana  - (914) 831-3303 (Pasta kits available via pickup)
Veracruz Café   - (914) 948-6670
Via Garibaldi - (914)-468-1888
Via Veneto 26  - (914) 328-4000
Walter's Hot Dogs   - (914) 397-9406 (Beer and boozy shakes available)
Westchester Burger Company  - (914) 358-9399
White Plains Bake Shoppe  - (914) 997-9640
Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company  - (914) 368-8617 (Curbside crowler pickups)

Other Businesses Currently Open
Alloy Printing   - (914) 993-9007
Batteries Plus Bulbs   - (914) 997-9400
Cho Wines & Spirits  - (914) 949-8578
Dollar Tree  - (914) 323-2009
The Foot Care RN   - (914) 861-5929
Freshies  - 173 Martine Avenue
LeVino Wine Merchants  - (914) 949-8466 (Curbside pickup and delivery available)
Mamaroneck Party & Discount  - (914) 328-3282
Metrovision Optical   - (914) 682-4200
Nitrous Ltd   - (212)-213-0808
Nu Trend Cleaners  - (914) 949-6161 (Free pickup & delivery)
Nu Way Cleaners & Tailors  - (914) 949-2333
Reconnect  - (917) 603-5863
Roosters Market  - (914) 949-7202
Royal Green Appliance Center   - (888) 534-4572
Ruby Media Group  - (914) 302-0002
Seema Convenience Store  - (914) 682-2949
Sunshine Pharmacy  - (914) 607-3939 (Curbside pickup and same day delivery available)
Target  - (914) 821-0012
Westchester Road Runner - (914) 682-0637

Online Only
Arthur Murray Dance Center  - (914) 948-5929 (Online classes available)
Barnes & Noble  - (914) 397-2420 (Curbside pickup when you buy online)
Bead Everything  - (914) 644-8191 (Online orders and shipping available)
Eva's Design & Decorating  - (914) 949-2717 (Deliveries only)
KOI Creative Space Weekly Yoga  - (Free virtual classes every Saturday at 10am through the end of April -  Learn more and sign up. )
Phatburn  - (914) 946-0717 (Online live classes plus nutrition and accountability support through 6 week home challenge,  learn more )
Purebarre  - (914) 266-1664 (Class livestreaming available)
Signature Acupuncture Studio  - (914) 222-5644 (Book your virtual telemedicine visit  on their website )
StretchLab  - (914) 400-2004 (Virtual classes available) 
Each kit includes all the ingredients and a recipe to make 10 freshly baked pretzels (salt and cinnamon sugar included). Just add butter. The pretzel kits can be stored at room temperature until you are ready to make the pretzels.

Cost: $25 (Zelle, Venmo, or cash) for curbside pick up at Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company, 195 East Post Road, on select days, or $5 additional for contact-less delivery within a 4 mile radius of City Center White Plains.

Click here to fill out their online order form. They will respond in 24-48 hours and confirm pick up options/delivery date and payment. For large orders or any other questions, email
Prepared by Chef Anthony Goncalves and his culinary team.

Kanopi Kitchen, situated atop the Ritz Carlton, Westchester, is sourcing top quality ingredients, organic meats and handmade pastas, and is carefully preparing specialty items for you to enjoy at home.

Orders available for delivery or curbside pickup every Thursday & Friday. Curbside pickup is available from 3 pm - 5 pm and delivery from 1 pm - 5 pm. Orders may be placed up to 7 days in advance through 5 pm the day prior. $85 Minimum per order. $15 delivery fee. Delivery is available to much of Westchester & Fairfield counties.


Their ready to go Father's Day Gift Pack comes complete with:
Their 12 pack of Hot Dogs
Walter's Mustard
Snapback Hat (Your choice of grey or black)

Wednesdays, from 9 am - 2 pm
Located on Court Street at Main Street. There are new guidelines for on-site shopping to ensure customers can buy healthy and local food in a safe environment. Follow social distancing practice, signage and safety procedures on site. Pre-order & pick up is possible with some vendors.

Thursdays at 7 pm
Saturdays at 10 am
Weekly Yoga at KOI
Join Instructor Diana Cusumano as she leads you through a relaxed hour of open level vinyasa (yoga 101 for those that don't speak the lingo) every Saturday morning at KOI.

Due to COVID-19, these classes will be virtual every Saturday at 10 am. To join, register on Eventbrite and make a donation to the charity of choice for that week. Email once you signed up on Eventbrite and Diana can give you all the info and your link to join the class.

100 Main Street
Galleria 5K Challenge
Every day from 10 am - 8 pm
With health clubs closed and group exercise discouraged, the Galleria at White Plains is calling on Westchester County’s residents to walk or run around the Galleria White Plains five times: the equivalent of five kilometers.

The Galleria 5K Challenge is easy. Simply start at the Galleria 5K sign posted at the Main Street garage entrance near Macy’s and begin walking or running. One kilometer is the equivalent of walking or jogging around the Galleria at White Plains once on the public sidewalks from Court Street to Main Street, S. Lexington Avenue and Martine Avenue.

There’s no set time or day for the Galleria 5K Challenge. Participants can do it whenever they please. Friends can do it together so long as they maintain proper social distance. Participants who complete five circles around the Galleria at White Plains are invited to post #Galleria5K or #GalleriaHigh5 on their social media platforms.

The Lawrence Salley Photography Award 2020 Virtual Exhibition
Established in memory of Lawrence Salley by ArtsWestchester and the African American Men of Westchester, ArtsWestchester presents their first-ever virtual exhibition featuring the photographic work of Arnold Kastenbaum, the 2020 Lawrence Salley Award winner and the eight finalists in this year’s competition. From pure abstraction to photojournalism, the nine photographers gathered in this virtual exhibition represent the varied practices of contemporary photography, and the deep talent of the Hudson Valley’s creative community. View the exhibition.

Wednesdays from Noon - 12:45 pm
Lunchtime Meditation
Brief beginning instruction followed by meditation. No experience or special equipment needed. Zoom links are available in the library's online calendar.

Documenting COVID-19: White Plains Experience
The White Plains Public Library is creating a new collection and wants to hear about you, what you're doing, how you're doing, what you see outside your window. Contributions to the Library’s collection can be anything, from a three-line poem to a 200-page diary, from a photograph to an oil painting. Read the full Press Release or visit their website to learn more.


Local Emergency Orders now require everyone to wear facial coverings when visiting, patronizing, and working for businesses, including groceries, pharmacies, and restaurants.
In accordance with the recent mandate prohibiting large gatherings/events, the following venues/events have been canceled or postponed until further notice:

City of White Plains Recreation and Parks: Program offerings scheduled to begin in April and May have been cancelled. Registered participants will receive refunds. The start of the Farmer's Market has been delayed until further notice. The following special events have been cancelled: Bicycle Helmet Day, Outdoor Arts Festival, Juneteenth Parade/Festival, LGBTQ Festival. Learn more.

Downtown Music at Grace Church: The Downtown Music at Grace Church series of live, free concerts is on hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Live concerts are currently scheduled to resume with the 2020-2021 season, beginning in September. In the meantime, watch videos of past concerts posted every Wednesday on their Facebook page. For future updates, visit their website.

White Plains Comedy Club: Gift certificates available. All shows are suspended until further notice. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.

White Plains Performing Arts Center: Many events have been postponed to later dates. Visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

White Plains Public Library: The library building is closed and events are canceled until further notice. No fines on materials returned within 30 days after they reopen. Digital resources are available on their website.
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