Issue: 484
February 5, 2019
Dear Friends and Members,

Happy Lunar New Year!

Attend the Grand Opening of Purple Corn Rotisserie Joint tomorrow at 3pm and then a Poetry Slam & Open Mic at the White Plains Library that evening. This weekend, don’t miss Art of Laughter Comedy at ArtsWestchester.

See you downtown,
White Plains BID Staff
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250 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 949-8030
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72 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 339-0900
Purple Corn Peruvian Rotisserie Joint is a modern, family-friendly, comfortable place to enjoy a mix of Latin flavors.

Their menu is fresh, flavorful, and packed with inspired recipes that will transport your senses to the streets of Peru. Their focus is the rotisserie chicken, the Pollo a la Brasa (all natural Chicken, no antibiotics, no hormones, marinated for 48 hours in our Peruvian spice mix). The seasoning of their chicken is probably their best-kept secret.

They offer a variety of colorful hot sauces or “Aji” as they call it, to spice up your meal. Purple Corn is quick and convenient. A great spot for dine-in, delivery or takeout. Peruvian cuisine reflects local practices and ingredients—including influences from the indigenous population including the Inca and cuisines brought in with colonizers and immigrants from Europe, Asia and West Africa.
Wednesday, February 6 at 3 pm
Purple Corn Grand Opening
Join the White Plains BID and Mayor Thomas Roach for the Grand Opening of Purple Corn.
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 428-4220
Thursday, February 7 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm
February Gallery Night Out: Speed Dating
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, find a plus-one or a new friend for your next arts outing. Put your app-inspired swiping aside for the night and join us for a “meet-in-real-life” happy hour instead. Connect with fellow arts lovers from the area during this speed dating event. Participants will go on a series of seven-minute, face-to-face “mini-dates.” All forms of love welcome. Participants who find a date are eligible to win tickets to our upcoming comedy or Valentine’s Day events. Your admission will include two drink tickets for wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Learn more and purchase tickets.
Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 from 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Art of Laughter: Small Hall Comedy Series starring Kerri Louise and Judy Gold
Get ready to ROFL (roll on the floor laughing) with two nights of women-empowered stand-up. ArtsWestchester’s first-ever tribute to the art of laughter features acclaimed comedians starring Kerri Louise on Friday, February 8 and Judy Gold on Saturday, February 9. Doors open at 7 pm.

Part Generation-X, part Girl-Next-Door, Kerri Louise is a pleasure to watch. Her movie debut in The Next Karate Kid addicted her to show-biz, hence her move from her hometown of Boston to New York City. This is where she quickly established herself as a player in the top comedy clubs and festivals like Montreal, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and most recently the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Judy Gold has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She has also written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor). Ms. Gold has made numerous appearances on The Steve Harvey Show, The View, The Today Show, and The Wendy Williams Show. Learn more and purchase tickets.
230 Main Street, (914) 397-2420


Saturday, February 9 at 11 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring All You Need Is Love
In this book, the beloved song "All You Need Is Love" comes vividly to life, showing that if we follow the music we will see there is indeed love all around us. Enjoy a cookie coloring activity, while supplies last.

Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm
Kids' Book Hangout
Join Barnes & Noble for their Kids' Book Hangout and discover your next favorite book. Enjoy games and activities, get free book swag, and save 20% on featured books.


Tuesday, February 5 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Book Club
Barnes & Noble's monthly Book Club continues. Join them to discuss this month's pick, The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.
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.
  • Thursday, February 7 at 11 am: Intro Class: Wire Wrapping
  • Sunday, February 10 at Noon: Intro Class: Stringing
  • Monday, February 11 at 11 am: Odd Count Peyote Channel Bangle
  • Tuesday, February 12 at 11 am: Intro Class: Spiral Rope Bracelet
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.

February 6: The Music Conservatory of Westchester Piano Quartet - Silvia Grendze, violin, Suzanne Wagor, viola, Diana Golden, cello, Sarai Buchanan, piano, offer a program of virtuosic works. A Downtown Music Debut.
100 Martine Avenue, (914) 422-1400


Wednesday, February 6 from 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Poetry Slam & Open Mic with Melania-Luisa Marte
The library's exciting "1st Wednesday" series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition and feature performances from guest poet Melania-Luisa Marte.

Melania-Luisa Marte is a member of the 2017 and 2018 Dallas Poetry Slam Team currently ranking 5th in the nation. She has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. Marte was a finalist at the 2017 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Competition and ranked 5th in the 2018 Women of The World Poetry Slam Competition and was just recently a finalist at the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in San Diego, California. She is the founder of "Melanin Goddess" a Dallas based feminist healing collective for WOC. Her debut collection of poetry, MELA, was released November of 2018.

To take part in the open mic or slam, please register between 6:30 pm and 7:00 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. Co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan. All are welcome.


Sunday, February 10 from 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Open Media Lab for Everyone
Visit the Edge Media Lab and try out different gadgets and software. It is not a formal class, but rather an open session for the public to observe some of the various digital technologies the library has to offer.
Saturday, March 9 at Noon
White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade
The White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates the contributions of the Irish people to humankind through their rich culture and music, their indomitable courage and spirit, and their legendary warmth and humor. The parade has grown exponentially, and last year had Five Divisions, with over 26 musical performances, five floats, and 90 groups participating.  Learn more.
19 Court Street, (914) 644-8224
161 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 607-2476
Thursdays from 8 pm - 11 pm
Freebird Live
Live acoustic local music every Thursday. View the live events calendar.

February 7: Mani Cregan - Mani Cregan's acoustic talents will be sure to impress, so pull up a seat, grab a drink and enjoy the music
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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151 East Post Road
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