LATEST HAPPENINGS IN WHITE PLAINS
Issue: 497 | May 7, 2019
Dear Friends and Members,

Don't forget to make your reservations for Mother's Day. This weekend is also your final chance to see The Bodyguard at White Plains Performing Arts Center.
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See you downtown,
White Plains BID Staff
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31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220
Now - Saturday, May 25
Modern Families | A Photographic Exhibition
“Modern Families” is a photographic inquiry into who and what constitutes the American family today. Anchored by rarely exhibited work by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee (1886-1983), it explores the diverse faces and relationships that represent “family” from the points of view of eleven photographers. Learn more.

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday from Noon - 5 pm and Saturday from Noon - 6 pm.

Thursday, May 9 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
James Van Der Zee’s Family Portraits: A Dialogue with Dr. Drew Sawyer and Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee
James Van Der Zee is one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century. ArtsWestchester’s “Modern Families” exhibition is anchored by a collection of his rarely exhibited photographs. This event provides the opportunity to delve deeper into his photographic practice, its historical context and his legacy in a lively discussion with Drew Sawyer and Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee. Learn more and reserve your free tickets.
230 Main Street, (914) 397-2420

FOR CHILDREN:

Saturday, May 11 at 11 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear
When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don't go as planned, they can still have a whole lot of fun.

FOR ADULTS:

Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Book Club
Join Barnes & Noble for their monthly Book Club as they discuss Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. Lost Roses is a sweeping and haunting story about the choices we make to help others - and ourselves. Bring a friend and see you there.

SPECIAL EVENT:

Friday, May 10 at 7 pm
Author Signing with John Wasowicz
Join Barnes & Noble for a visit from author John Wasowicz as he presents his legal thriller, Daingerfield Island
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, May 8 at 11 am: Intro Class: Knotting with Silk
  • Thursday, May 9 at 1 pm: Russian Leaf Earrings
  • Friday, May 10 at 11 am: Intro Class: Stringing
  • Saturday, May 11 at Noon: Agave Beaded Bead
  • Sunday, May 12 at Noon: Free Cork Leather Bracelet Class
  • Monday, May 13 at 11 am: Kilim Cuff
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 11 am: Intro Class: Wire Wrapping
134 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 421-1180
Sunday, May 5 - Saturday, May 11
Small Business Week
Join Chase Bank in celebrating small businesses. Every day of the year, Chase supports small business owners by offering solutions that make banking easier to manage, so you have more time to focus on your business. Learn about exclusive events, helpful business solutions, and more.
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.

May 8: Chamber Music with the musicians of the Westchester Philharmonic - Robert Chausow, violin, Roberta Cooper, cello, and Elizabeth DiFelice, piano, perform the Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor.
169 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-3195
Friday, May 10 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm
90's Hits and Yoga and Rose
Get your namaste on as you pump the jamz from the 90's. Instructor Diana Cusumano will hit you on the two way pager of yoga funk and get you into your Friday night flow, followed by a glass of rosé or a free beer (or three) on them. Admission includes a fun flow to 90's hits and some quality pinkish wine and craft brews. Learn more and purchase tickets.
1 North Broadway, (914) 946-4433
Sunday, May 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical is a fantastical tale of a little girl with extraordinary gifts. Lifted from Dahl's novel of the same name, this new musical puts imagination, wit, and heart at the forefront of this story. Featuring a book by Tony and Olivier winner Dennis Kelly (Matilda, Pinocchio) and music and lyrics by Tony and Olivier winner and Grammy nominee Tim Minchin (Matilda, Groundhog Day), this musical will delight audiences of all ages. Learn more and purchase tickets.
277 Martine Avenue, (914) 222-5644
This month Signature Acupuncture Studio is celebrating Mother’s Day & Appreciation Month with 20% off all services for moms, firefighters, teachers, nurses & EMS workers. Give the gift of wellness & relaxation today. Gift cards are available for services such as: acupuncture, cupping, or facial rejuvenation. Offer valid until May 31. 
Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue
11 City Place, 3rd Floor, (914) 328-1600
Friday, April 26 - Sunday, May 12
WPPAC Mainstage: The Bodyguard
Based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film that starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, this dazzling production is about a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of chart-topping hits from the #1 selling soundtrack of all time, including: “Queen of the Night”, “I Have Nothing”, “So Emotional”, “One Moment in Time”, “Saving All My Love”, “Run to You”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You”. Learn more and purchase tickets.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

FOR CHILDREN:

Mondays - Thursdays from 4 pm - 7 pm
Homework Help / Teacher in the Library (grades 1-6)
Homework help from retired teachers and college students on a first-come, first-served basis. For students in grades 1 through 6.

FOR ADULTS:
Wednesday, May 8 from 6 pm - 8 pm
SCORE workshop: Marketing/Sales Strategies
How can you be sure that there is a real demand for the exact product or service you are offering? This workshop will help you determine if you have a sustainable business using a market analysis.
19 Court Street, (914) 644-8224
99 Church Street, (914) 761-5721
30 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 993-6358

Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day Menu
Enjoy a delicious four course dinner that will bring the whole family together. Mother's Day features a mandatory prix fixe menu. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. Speak to a manager or your server if you have dietary restrictions or concerns. Open early at 11 am for Mother's Day. View menu.
161 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 607-2476

Thursdays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 pm
Freebird Live
Live acoustic local music every Thursday and Saturday. View the live events calendar.
  • May 9: Damian - Duke: The acoustic sounds of Damian - Duke are sure to blow you away
  • May 11: Big Chief and the Midnight Groove: Based in New York & Connecticut, the band delivers red hot Blues, R&B, Classic and Modern R&R and Funk
181 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 358-5811

Wednesdays from 9 pm - 12:30 am
The Wednesday Night Jam
Always a fine house band. Full backline for players. Kitchen open late. No cover charge. Jam is open to all. Sign up and play or just hang and listen.
  • May 8: with Tyger MacNeal and Anthony Candullo
SAVE THE DATE
ONGOING EVENTS
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WHITE PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400

Wednesdays from 12:15 pm - 1 pm
Lunchtime Meditation
Put down your digital devices, sit, and breathe...
The White Plains Public Library hosts a weekly Meditation program starting promptly at 12:15 pm with the first few minutes devoted to beginning instruction. No registration or experience necessary.
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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