LATEST HAPPENINGS IN WHITE PLAINS
Issue: 570 | September 29, 2020
Dear Friends and Members,

Today and tomorrow, Pay The Date at The Melting Pot, enjoy a four course meal for $29.95 today and $30.95 tomorrow. Tomorrow, listen to a livestreamed performance from Downtown Music at Grace Church.

Tomorrow is the last day to complete the census! Respond online.

Stay safe and healthy,
White Plains BID Staff
NEWS & EVENTS
Wednesday, October 7 - Saturday, October 10
The 12th annual White Plains OktoberFest is going virtual! The online series will be packed with German-related fun and festivities. Treat yourself to:
  • Beer and wine tasting
  • German cooking tutorial
  • Seasonal takeout and delivery specials from downtown restaurants
  • Activities for families and kids
  • Virtual contests with prizes

Programs and events will be held via Facebook Live and Zoom. Visit our website to see the virtual event schedule and featured menu items and specials from White Plains restaurants.
Uplifting Music Video for Social Distance features Downtown White Plains
Downtown White Plains set the stage for a new music video by local artists Joe Walden and Phil Went who have collaborated to create W2, a project centered around their creative passions. After many decades of friendship and musicianship, they have collectively amassed a number of musician friends around the world with whom they felt passionate about reconnecting and working together.

The arrival of COVID-19 proved to be a trigger to create their first single, Social Distance, an upbeat, hopeful song and hopefully the first of many original compositions that will feature the talent they have encountered in their lives. Social Distance, featuring two of their musician friends: former ‘They Might be Giants’ and ‘XTC’ drummer Brian Doherty, and New York session master Peter J. Blume on horns.

W2 shot their video to go with the new single on the streets of White Plains, NY in the midst of the lockdown. "It was a surreal experience to stand in the middle of once congested city streets with almost no one around...but this song is a message of hope and looks to brighter days ahead for all of us!" says the band. Towards the end of the video, there is a garage parking lot sign that symbolically reads “Down and Out” or “Up,” and W2 chose to focus on "Up!"

Guitarist and songwriting partner Phil Went is also a professional photographer and videographer, and created the video for Social Distance. About the song, Phil Went says, "Our only goal is to share the joy we experienced in creating this song and the relationships we are able to strengthen through these challenging times."

Mayor Tom Roach said, "It is great to see downtown White Plains featured in this video by local artists Joe Walden and Phil Went. Their song captures a hopefulness in a difficult time and is a testament to the resilience of not only our residents, but to our city as well."

Brittany Brandwein, Executive Director of the White Plains BID says, “This creative collaboration is a testament to the local talent and strong spirit of our area. Downtown White Plains is continuing to build up and remains an inspiring place to live, dine, shop, and experience.”

The track is available to download and stream on all the major streaming services including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube. View their music video here.
WATER MAIN FLUSHING

A Message from the City of White Plains:
During the month of October, the Bureau of Water will be flushing water mains between the hours of Midnight and 4 am. At this time, flushing dates are scheduled for the overnight hours of Fridays October 2, October 16, and October 30.

Except for emergencies and/or repairing hydrants during the normal work day, the program will be conducted in the neighborhoods of:
  • FISHER HILL
  • CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

This operation may cause some discoloration of the water, so washing clothes is not recommended during this brief time (Midnight - 4 am) however the water quality remains unchanged and is still safe for drinking. If you experience any discoloration of your water, simply run your cold water until the water runs clear.

For further information please call the Water Bureau at 422-1220.
175 East Post Road, (914) 644-8191

Bead Everything Classes
Classes are coming back! Class sizes will be limited to allow for social distancing. Please wear a mask. They are starting with the basics, adding more advanced projects in August.
Call (914) 644-8191 to register and prepay. Learn more and view the full schedule.
  • Wednesday, September 30 at 11 am: Introductory Class: Knotting with Silk
  • Saturday, October 3 at 11 am: Introductory Class: Wire Wrapping
  • Saturday, October 3 at 3:30 pm: Introductory Class: Stringing
  • Sunday, October 4 at Noon: Stella Necklace
33 Church Street, (914) 949-0384

Wednesdays at Noon
Wednesday Concerts at Grace Church
For the months of September through January, Downtown Music will offer each of their concerts as a YouTube Premiere at 12 noon on Wednesdays. The concert will then be available for viewing at any time for a period of 10 days. Visit their website for a list of concerts. To watch, simply click on the link at the end of the program description. Having arrived at the Downtown Music YouTube Channel, select the program of your choice.
Wednesday, September 30: "Storytelling through music, a series of musical vignettes based on real-life stories of immigrants from around the globe." - Featuring Pablo Mayor, piano, and Anna Povich de Mayor, flute and narration. A musical exploration of "Unspoken Tales", a multi-disciplinary musical theater work-in-progress, which is to be premiered in 2021. A conversation with the audience via Zoom follows the program. Watch live on YouTube.

One North Broadway, (914) 219-4958
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 187 Martine Avenue, (914) 428-3195
84 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 506-5900

Muse to Go
Muse Paintbar's studio in White Plains is still temporarily closed, but you can now do their projects from home. Join their incredible instructors as they take you step by step through creating the painting of your choice, all in your own home. Simply pick the paintings that you would like to create, and select your supplies. Visit their website to learn more and see their projects.
One North Broadway, (914) 946-4433

The Play Group Theatre Fall 2020 Programs
The Play Group Theatre's inspirational programs have been adapted for in-person social distance, and online participation for Fall 2020. Each Fall 2020 program is flagged as either Online (fully remote) or Hybrid (both online and in-person). Hybrid programs are open to all students, including those unable to attend in person. Learn more.
277 Martine Avenue, (914) 222-5644
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.
11 City Place, 3rd Floor, (914) 328-1600
October 6 - November 8
Fall 2020 Youth Theatre Production: The Addams Family
The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Register your child for the Young Professional Company for grades 6 - 12 or the Junior Company for grades 2 - 5. Registration deadline is September 29. Learn more and register.

Fall 2020 New Education Programs
Youth Classes (In-Person): Stories on Stage (grades K-2), New Play Creation (grades 1-5), Improv for Beginners (grades 3-5), and Shakespeare's World (grades 3-5)
Youth Classes (Online): Build A Play Online (grades 1-5), Online Acting Studio (grades 3-5), Playwright Collective (grades 3-5)
Adult Classes (In-Person): Acting Studio: Scene Study

There are no auditions required to participate in any of the programs. All classes must have 8 students in order to run. Register by September 29 to secure your place. To learn more and register, visit wppac.com/education/ or contact education@wppac.com.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400
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.

Wednesdays from Noon - 12:45
Lunchtime Meditation
Brief beginning instruction followed by meditation. No experience or special equipment needed. A variety of guest instructors will lead the program. This is a virtual event using the Zoom Platform. To join, click the Zoom link here, or enter the following ID into Zoom: 85992680795. You can also use the following phone number to call in: +1 (929) 436-2866.

Tuesdays, October 6 through December 1 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Pause and Reflect Again - Stories from Our New Reality
Join the library for this 8-session online creative writing workshop. Through exercises and supportive evaluations, you’ll learn techniques that will help you get at the heart of your stories from the pandemic. At the conclusion of the workshop, you are invited to have your story recorded and preserved on film to show us how, for all the distance, the walls and windows, the lack of touch, we are still intimately connected. This workshop welcomes all writing levels. Register here.

FITNESS AND HEALTH
188 East Post Road, (914) 437-8484

Evolve's Virtual Training
Whether you are a beginner or an athlete, Evolve Athletic Club offers a variety of training programs to help you on your path to Evolve. Contact them for more information.

Friday Freeze Special
Cryo facials, local cryotherapy, and whole body cryo are the latest in advanced recovery and beauty treatments using freeze therapy.
140 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 266-1664

Livestream Classes
Try your first month of Unlimited Livestream Classes for $59 and they will include one Outdoor Class. Watch the class live or watch a recording later. Learn more and sign up.

Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 am
Outdoor Classes at Gillie Park
Join Pure Barre in Gillie Park for a healthy dose of Lifting, Toning, and Burning. Learn more and sign up.

View their schedule.
147 East Post Road, (914) 400-2004
110 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 615-9450

Virtual Classes
Pole Position's community has grown closer and closer as they jumped head first into taking classes into an online space together. No pole necessary for many of the classes. Learn more.

Private Lessons
While Pole Position has always boasted small classes and tons of individual attention, sometimes it’s nice to truly dance alone. As an extra bonus, you now have the freedom to book your reservation on your own. Learn more.

Studio Rentals
Use every pole, take up all the space, and do the YMCA if the mood strikes you. The whole studio is all yours and squeaky clean. Learn more.
47 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 303-6076

Train from Home Program
Online live classes plus nutrition and accountability support through 6 week home challenge. Learn more.
25 South Broadway, (914) 285-1832

Instagram Live Workouts
Simply tune in on Instagram at the listed time. Learn more and view the schedule.
RESTAURANT SPECIALS
30 Mamaroneck Avenue (914) 993-6358

September 29 and September 30
Pay The Date
Enjoy a four course dinner and just pay the date (September 29 - $29.95, September 30 - $30.95). Four course dinner featuring the PTD entree (filet mignon, pacific white shrimp, and herb-crusted chicken breast. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Learn more.

Thursdays
Thurs-date 4-Course Menu
Every week, The Melting Pot is turning Thursdays into Thurs-dates, with a romantic 4-course menu that includes cheese fondue, salad, premium entrees, and Sparkling Chocolate Fondue. Rose petals and a candle will be waiting at your table. $49.50 per person. Minimum of 2 required. View menu.
235 Main Street, (914) 428-1000

Fridays from 5 pm - 7 pm
Weekly Curbside Wine Tasting
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or tea in their beautiful outdoor courtyard or indoor space.
186 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 397-9406

This kit comes with everything you need to recreate these dogs at home: hot dogs, buns, and special mustard. All you need to do is butter up your griddle. Order their Hot Dog Kits through Goldbelly.
BIDCAP AND OPEN BUSINESSES
BIDCAP
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:
While supplies last. Parkers must use the ParkWhitePlains app to pay for their parking.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Things are constantly changing! Visit our website for an up-to-date list and follow your favorite businesses and restaurants on social media.

Restaurants Currently Open for Outdoor Dining, Indoor Dining,Takeout, Curbside Pickup, and/or Delivery
360 Degree Cafe - (914) 422-3663
*Alex Lounge Bar & Grill - (914) 358-9227
Ambadi Kebab & Grill - (914) 686-2014
Anthony Deli Mini Market - (914) 686-6073
Asian Legend - (914) 488-6838
Auntie Anne's - (845) 527-8134
The Banh Mi Shop - (914) 686-6888
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
Caribbean Thyme Restaurant - (914) 368-8664
Chen's Poké - (914) 831-5566
China Garden - (914) 686-1505
Chipotle Mexican Grill -(914) 948-4826
Chop & Go - (914) 831-0525
Cold Stone Creamery - (914) 220-0160
D’Amore Café & Deli - (914) 946-1656
*Delicias del Jireh - (914) 437-5375
Don Coqui - (914) 576-7676 and (914) 648-4848
Dunkin’ Donuts - (914) 682-5649
Fair Deal Café - (914) 946-3000
Famous Famiglia - (914) 285-5678
Five Guys Burgers & Fries - (914) 422-3483
*Freebird Kitchen & Bar - (914) 607-2476
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
*Hastings Tea & Coffee Lounge - (914) 428-1000
*Holy Crab - (914) 948-2888
*Hudson Grille - (914) 997-2000
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
The King Crab - (914) 848-4037
La Bocca Ristorante - (914) 948-3281
*Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House - (914) 761-0272
*Lilly's - (914) 997-5600
*Little Drunken Chef - (914) 242-8800
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
*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-Swirl Crepe - (914) 358-9295
TGI Fridays - (914) 948-3209
Turkish Cuisine - (914) 683-6111
*TVB by Pax Romana - (914) 831-3303
*Via Garibaldi - (914)-468-1888
*Via Veneto 26 - (914) 328-4000
*Walter's Hot Dogs - (914) 397-9406
*Whiskey Lounge - (914) 761-1106
*Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company - (914) 368-8617
*Z Prime Italian Steakhouse - (914) 682-0011
*Outdoor dining available

FITNESS
Arthur Murray Dance Studio - (914) 948-5929
Bushido School of Karate - (914) 993-0400
*Evolve Athletic Club - (914) 437-8484
*New York Sports Club - (914) 428-2020
*Orange Theory Fitness - (914) 729-0996
Phatburn - (914) 946-0717
*Planet Fitness - (914) 390-3488
*Pole Position Dance Studio - (914) 615-9450
*Pure Barre - (914) 266-1664
*UFC Gym - (914) 285-1832
*Gym open and/or in-studio classes available

RETAIL
Barnes & Noble - (914) 397-2420
Bead Everything - (914) 644-8191
Cho Wines & Spirits - (914) 949-8578
Dollar Tree - (914) 323-2009
Eva's Design & Decorating - (914) 949-2717
Freshies - 173 Martine Avenue
Gentleman's Barber Spa - (914) 390-9222
LeVino Wine Merchants - (914) 949-8466
Loola Doola Boutique - Online only
Mamaroneck Party & Discount - (914) 328-3282
Metrovision Optical - (914) 682-4200
Royal Green Appliance Center - (888) 534-4572
Sam Ash Music - (914) 949-8448
Seema Convenience Store - (914) 682-2949
ShopRite - (914) 539-4500
Sunshine Pharmacy - (914) 607-3939
Target - (914) 821-0012
Westchester Road Runner - (914) 682-0637
SALONS, SPAS, AND SELF CARE
Aria Hair & Beauty - (914) 761-2100
Authentic Hair Studio - (914) 761-6712
Drybar - (914) 219-4958
Elements Massage - (914) 479-5072
Evangelista - (914) 428-0100
Farida Skin Care - (845) 553-4455
Fashion Diva Spa - (914) 288-0008
The Foot Care RN - (914) 861-5929
Gentleman's Barber Spa - (914) 390-9222
GFA Haircutting Inc - (914) 761-5858
Hair & Skin Care Boutique - (914) 946-1911
Handlebar Men's Salon - (914) 893-0029
Michelle's Beauty Spa - (914) 328-6388
Natural Therapeutic Spa - (914) 761-9807
The Relaxation Room - (914) 573-4832
Royalty Chop Chop - (914) 437-7437
Salon Flair - (914) 946-1811
Salon Maffei - (914) 428-3555
NEW Signature Acupuncture Studio - (914) 222-5644
Static Hair Salon - 914) 997-2600
StretchLab - (914) 400-2004
Supercuts - (914) 328-3333
Vasken Demirjian Salon - (914) 285-0800
Well-Being Nails - (914) 682-5210
Healthy Massage - (914) 909-5384
OTHER
Alloy Printing - (914) 993-9007
Club Champion - (914) 948-2651
KOI Creative Space - (914) 428-3195
Nu Trend Cleaners - (914) 949-6161
The Puzzle Parlour - (914) 368-8222
Reconnect - (917) 603-5863
OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES
FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED

Facial coverings are required when visiting, patronizing, and working for businesses.
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