LATEST HAPPENINGS IN WHITE PLAINS
Issue: 561 | July 28, 2020
Dear Friends and Members,

This week, support Play Group Theatre by purchasing a Curbside Connection family meal from Papi', Pay the Date at The Melting Pot, and stop by newly reopened White Plains Public Library building.

Join us on Facebook or Instagram for our Salons, Spas, & Self Care Virtual Bingo. Simply send us a message and we'll respond with your bingo card. Drawings will be posted daily at 4 pm until we have three winners. Full details can be found in our latest Facebook and Instagram posts.

Stay safe and healthy,
White Plains BID Staff
NEWS, SPECIAL EVENTS, OPEN BUSINESSES

Westchester Magazine has announced this year's Best of Westchester winners. Downtown White Plains businesses and organizations won in the following categories.

New Craft Brewery
"A standout among a sea of party bars in Downtown White Plains, Wolf & Warrior focuses on beer as an art form. Owner Mike Chiltern takes his inspiration from visits to breweries around the world, to create a roster of carefully crafted ales at his NYS-Certified Farm Brewery, the first in White Plains. The spacious location is excellent for small or large groups to pick up a board game from the bar while enjoying lunch or dinner from its inventive food menu."

New Cocktail Bar
"The location may be White Plains, but the vibes at this speakeasy-style bar, which opened in December, are distinctly downtown NYC cool, from the leather couches and flowery wallpaper to the faded photos on the walls. But it’s not just atmosphere that’s angling to make The Blind Pig a hotspot: Owners James Brennan and Daniel Cahill know how to craft a serious cocktail, like a bourbon Old Fashioned served in a cedar-smoked glass or a saffron-infused Tibetan Mule."

Special-Needs Sports Programs
"Pairing special-needs kids with youth of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, Backyard Sports Cares offers programs for ages 5-15 at Purchase College in addition to after-school programs in communities across the county. The professionally designed curriculum pairs each special-needs student with a student/coach or high school peer mentor to create a physically active one-on-one environment where students and mentors can learn about each other."

READER'S PICKS
Appetizers

Art Gallery

Barber Shop

Comedy Night

Financial Advisor (Individual)

Fitness Classes & Workout
Food Truck

Happy Hour

Hotel* & Hotel Bar

Italian Restaurant (Other Than a Pizzeria) and Romantic Restaurant

Karaoke

Place to Take the Kids (Not A Restaurant)
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 Open for 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 (Margaritas available for delivery)
Caribbean Thyme Restaurant  - (914) 368-8664
NEW 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 (Carryout only)
D’Amore Café & Deli  - (914) 946-1656
* Delicias del Jireh  - (914) 437-5375 & (914) 437-5374
Don Coqui - (914) 576-7676 and (914) 648-4848
Dunkin’ Donuts  - (914) 682-5649
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
* 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
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
* Mamma Rosa’s Sons Italian Deli  - (914) 997-0418
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-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)
* Via Garibaldi - (914)-468-1888
* Via Veneto 26  - (914) 328-4000
* Walter's Hot Dogs   - (914) 397-9406 (Beer and boozy shakes available)
* Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company  - (914) 368-8617 (Curbside crowler pickups)
* Z Prime Italian Steakhouse - (914) 682-0011

*Outdoor dining available

Other Businesses Currently Open
Alloy Printing   - (914) 993-9007
Arthur Murray Dance Center  - (914) 948-5929 (Online classes available)
NEW Aria Hair & Beauty - (914) 761-2100
NEW Authentic Hair Studio - (914) 761-6712
Barnes & Noble - (914) 397-2420
Bead Everything - (914) 644-8191 (Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from Noon - 5 pm)
Cho Wines & Spirits  - (914) 949-8578
Dollar Tree  - (914) 323-2009
NEW Drybar - (914) 219-4958
NEW Elements Massage - (914) 479-5072
Eva's Design & Decorating  - (914) 949-2717 (Appointment only)
Farida Skin Care - (845) 553-4455
NEW Fashion Diva Spa - (914) 288-0008
The Foot Care RN   - (914) 861-5929
Freshies  - 173 Martine Avenue
Gentleman's Barber Spa - ( 914) 390-9222
NEW GFA Haircutting Inc - (914) 761-5858
NEW Hair & Skin Care Boutique  - (914) 946-1911
Handlebar Men's Salon - ( 914) 893-0029
LeVino Wine Merchants  - (914) 949-8466 (Curbside pickup and delivery available)
Mamaroneck Party & Discount  - (914) 328-3282
Metrovision Optical   - (914) 682-4200
NEW Michelle's Beauty Spa - (914) 328-6388
NEW Natural Therapeutic Spa - (914) 761-9807
Nu Trend Cleaners  - (914) 949-6161 (Free pickup & delivery)
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)
NEW The Puzzle Parlour - (914) 368-8222
Reconnect  - (917) 603-5863
NEW The Relaxation Room - (914) 573-4832
Royal Green Appliance Center   - (888) 534-4572
Royalty Chop Chop - (9 14) 437-7437
NEW Sam Ash Music - (914) 949-8448
NEW Salon Flair - (914) 946-1811
NEW Salon Maffei - ( 914) 428-3555
Seema Convenience Store  - (914) 682-2949
NEW Signature Acupuncture Studio - (914) 222-5644
NEW Static Hair Salon - 914) 997-2600
NEW StretchLab - (914) 400-2004
Sunshine Pharmacy  - (914) 607-3939 (Curbside pickup and same day delivery available)
NEW Supercuts - (914) 328-3333
Target  - (914) 821-0012
NEW Vasken Demirjian Salon - (914) 285-0800
NEW Well-Being Nails - (914) 682-5210
Westchester Road Runner - (914) 682-0637
NEW White Plains Spa (Healthy Massage) - (914) 909-5384
EVENTS

New Student Offer
Arthur Murray Dance Studio is offering new students a sample lesson and consultation for $29. Offer expires August 13, 2020. Learn more.

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.

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.
  • Thursday, July 30 at 11 am: Introductory Class: Wire Wrapping
  • Saturday, August 1 at 11 am: Introductory Class: Stringing
  • Sunday, August 2 at Noon: Beadweaving Basics
  • Monday, August 3 at Noon: Mask Mates Workshop
  • Tuesday, August 4 at 11 am: Shamballa Bracelet

PGTonline Summer Camps and Small Group Classes
The Play Group Theatre's inspirational summer programs have now been adapted for online participation for Summer 2020. Students from near and far can enjoy PGT's virtual theatre programs from their own homes this summer. Learn more and enroll.

Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30 pm
Curbside Connections with Papi'
PGT is highlighting and supporting local and offering special Summer Family Meal packages for your family to enjoy, and 10% of your order will be donated to PGT. All meals will be ready for curbside pick up on Wednesday, July 29th at 5:30 pm at 39 N Broadway (PGT Campers will recognize it as PGT's Summer Camp pickup location) in front of the White Plains Presbyterian Church - just down the block from PGT's home at 1 North Broadway.  Place your order by end of day today.

Mondays - Fridays at 7 am and 8:30 am
Mondays - Wednesdays at 6 pm
Saturdays at 8 am and 9:30 pm
Outdoor Classes at Pure Barre White Plains
In addition to their Live-streaming Classes, Pure Barre is now offering outdoor classes in their courtyard. This class will use your own body weight and resistance tube, hand weights and yoga mat to sculpt and tone every inch of your body. Just bring your own towel, H20 and suncreen. Drop-in single classes are available. Purchase an Outdoor 5 Pack for $125 on their website.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Register: Pre-register and pay for class online. Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required.
Class Payment: Memberships, class packs, and single class all apply (*pop-up classes are not included in livestream membership).
Mask Etiquette: Please wear a mask or face covering until you settled on your mat. You may remove your mask during class and while you are on your mat. Once class is finished, please replace your mask or face covering as you gather your belongings and leave the area.
BYO: Bring your own towel, mat, and water if you please. We will provide resistance tubes, weights and a yoga mat.
Pick A Spot: Mats will be set up 6 feet apart. The instructor will direct you where to place your mat when you arrive after check-in, please go directly to any available spot and chill (or stretch) there until class begins.
147 East Post Road, (914) 400-2004
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.
Summer Theatre Academy 2020
WPPAC has implemented comprehensive health and safety protocols to ensure that they can provide quality theatre education this summer in a safe, dynamic and fun environment for all. They've also adjusted their refund policy to meet the demands of this unprecedented moment. Learn more and register.
Tuesday, July 28
White Plains Public Library Reopening
The White Plains Library welcomes you back to their building on July 28. Right now, the Library is opening for you to browse, borrow and enjoy their collection. To implement state and federal guidelines, and support the Library’s COVID-19 Best Practices Policy, only a limited number of patrons can access the Library at a time. They have taken many steps to modify the Library facility in response to evolving best practices, including introducing a rigorous cleaning program, and will reserve times throughout the day to close and clean. Learn more.

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.

RESTAURANT SPECIALS

Enjoy a four course dinner and just Pay the Date.
  • July 29 - $29.95
  • July 30 - $30.95
  • July 31 - $31.95
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.

Call (914) 576-7676 to reserve.
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 AuntieAnnesWPCityCenter@gmail.com
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.

WALTER'S HOT DOG KITS

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.

HASTINGS TEA & COFFEE LOUNGE TASTINGS SMOOTHIE STATION

Every Friday & Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.
OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES
FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED

Facial coverings are required when visiting, patronizing, and working for businesses, including groceries, pharmacies, and restaurants.
CANCELED AND POSTPONED EVENTS
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: Many events and programs from the City of White Plains have been cancelled. Registered participants will receive refunds. 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 will reopen on Tuesday, July 28. No fines on materials returned within 30 days after they reopen. Digital resources are available on their website.
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