City of White Plains -- August 2021 Newsletter
Links to the News You Can Use
All Month
Thurs. 5th, 12th, 19 & 26
Wed. 4th
TILI Shed at Gedney Yard. Sat. 9 am - Noon. Wed. 2 - 4 PM. Gedney Recycling Yard. Gedney Way.
Wed. 4th
Farmers Market. Every Wednesday, 8:30 am - 3:30 PM on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue.
Thurs. 5th
Magic on Court Street - Salazar Magic, 7PM on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue.
Thurs. 12th
Concerts on Court Street - Base Camp R&B Band. 7PM on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue.
Sun. 15th
Thurs. 19th

Sept. 9 - 12th
Gardella Day Championship Sunday, Gardella Park, 4 - 10PM - Free.
McLEAN AVE BAND, free concert, 7 PM on Court Street,
(Note: This is re-scheduled from the original date of 7/29).
BE COOL, STAY SAFE -- Get Vaccinated!
In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variants & protect others.

Everyone 12 & Older Can Get a COVID-19 Vaccination For Free.

White Plains Starts Comprehensive Plan Update with Citywide Listening Tour
Come join us along the One White Plains Listening Tour! As we‘re kicking off the update to our Comprehensive Plan, we would love to hear from you. What are your key priorities and concerns? Stop by any of the days and times below to chat about the future of the City of White Plains. 
August 27th - Friday
9 - 11 AM
Slater Center - 2 Fisher Ct
September 2 - Thursday
10 AM - 12 PM 
White Plains CAP -
70 Ferris Ave
September 13 - Monday
5 PM - 7 PM
City Hall - 255 Main St
September 18 - Saturday
9 AM - 10:30 AM
Gillie Park - 85 Gedney Way
September 22 - Wednesday
8 AM - 3 PM 
Farmers Market - 59 Court St
September 27 - Monday
11 AM - 12:30 PM
Senior Center - 65 Mitchell Pl 
September 29- Wednesday
11 AM - 12:30 PM
White Plains High School - 550 North St
September 30 - Thursday
5:30 - 8:30 PM
White Plains High School - 550 North St
October 2 - Saturday
2 PM - 3 PM
Battle Hill Park - 115 Battle Ave
October 14 - Thursday
1 PM - 3 PM
Church Street School -
295 Church St
October 21 - Thursday
6 PM - 8 PM
George Washington School - 100 Orchard St
November 2 - Tuesday
1:30 PM - 3 PM
Ebersole Ice Rink -
110 Lake St
November 4- Thursday
7 - 8 AM, 12 - 1 PM,
7 - 8 PM
Via Zoom. Use the Zoom link below:
Spotlight on Liberty Park

White Plains has 20 parks, totaling more than 100 acres throughout the city.

This month's focus is Liberty Park, located on Lake Street on the White Plains - Harrison border. The park was named to honor White Plains residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Liberty Park offers a peaceful environment tucked away from the busy downtown which lends itself to quiet, contemplative, relaxation and is the site of our permanent memorial to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

This two acre waterfront park offers residents passive recreation, picnicking, hiking, kayaking and fishing in the 22 acre Silver Lake.

The Youth Bureau has introduced an innovative new program called Project Thrive, a youth entrepreneurship food truck program. 

Thrive participants are learning all aspects of managing and running a food truck business, including designing the menu, preparing the food, and creating the marketing for the truck. The Food Truck offers a Dollar Menu of hot dogs, chicken fingers, French fries and fruit.

White Plains BID Launches Online Dining Guide
Each Received a Special Day in Their Honor
Three Long-Time Employees Retire After Distinguished Careers of Service to the City
Mayor Tom Roach and the White Plains Common Council have recently honored three key city employees in recognition of their dedication and outstanding service to the community. Together, the three have served the City for 120 years.
Deputy Commissioner James M. Bradley is a 47 year veteran of the White Plains Department of Public Safety. He served as Chief of Police for 25 years before his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in 2016. Members of the community joined the Department of Public Safety to honor the distinguished career of Deputy Commissioner Bradley with a farewell “walk out” ceremony from the Public Safety Building on June 25th.
On July 26th members of the community came together to honor the distinguished career of Fire Chief Richard Lyman with a farewell "walk out" ceremony from the Public Safety Building. Chief Lyman, a 45 year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was the 8th career chief in White Plains’ history and served as Fire Chief for the past 18 years. Chief Lyman was a strong advocate of fire prevention through public education and fire and building code compliance.
City Clerk Anne McPherson officiated at her last White Plains Common Council meeting on July 6th. Anne served the City and the White Plains community as Clerk for 28 years. As Clerk, Anne was responsible for all vital records (births, deaths, marriage licenses), the issuance of special licenses (ex: dog licenses), the management of all city records, and voter assistance. She is also the City Historian. In addition, the Clerk is the Secretary to the Common Council, responsible for minutes and certifying legislation.
Department of Public Works Sanitation
Side-loader Pickup Now Covers 75% of City
White Plains is, once again, expanding its automated side loader (ASL) waste pickup program to include additional neighborhoods.

Residents who live in the Gedney Farms, Gedney Meadows, Hillair Circle, and Holbrooke areas have already received their new “Toter Carts” to use with their household garbage, co-mingled recycling, and paper recycling. These neighborhoods are the latest additions to our ASL program, which will now cover about 75% of all residential customers throughout the City and which has become the predominant method by which the City picks up solid waste.

Have questions? Please contact the Department of Public Works at 914-422-1206.
Fun in the Sun -
White Plains Youth Enjoy Summer Activities
Youngsters throughout the City are enjoying the many camps, classes, clinics and program run by the Recreation & Parks Department.

Your gifts to the Mayor's Scholarship Fund has made it possible for all residents of White Plains to participate.

Thank you!
Stay Cool and Stay Safe
In White Plains This Summer!
When the temperature rises consider these spots to stay cool:

If you're in need of a fan or air conditioner, NYS Home Energy Assistance Program may be able to help
for the whole family!
481 Mamaroneck Avenue
Ready for It's Close-Up
Action -- New Community Media Production Facility Now Open in White Plains Library
White Plains Community Media has moved its production facility to the White Plains Library. The new studio is located in the Library auditorium and functions as a shared space. The auditorium remains available for large group programs and events. This move got the city out of rented space and offers greater collaboration opportunities between Community Media and the Library in generating and capturing content, supporting citizens in learning to direct and edit video, and more.  

All programs produced at the facility are cablecast on Verizon Fios channel 45 and Cablevision Optimum channel 76, as well as the WP Community Media
Four from White Plains Win Prestigious
Girl Scout Gold Star Award
Congratulations to Grace Maresca, Shannon Rogers, Vanessa Spano and Veronica Spano, White Plains residents who were recently awarded the Girl Scout Gold Star Award, the highest recognition in Girl Scouting.

To earn this unique award, Girl Scouts don't only aspire to change the world for the better, they change it for good by tackling issues dear to their hearts while driving lasting change in their communities and beyond. 
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