News from the City of White Plains Z c aac cc c NOVEMBER 2019
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - November 2019
Sun. - 3
Daylight Savings Time Ends. Check your smoke detectors! Free detectors available. Learn mor e .
Mon. - 4
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Savings at fine restaurants in White Plains and the Hudson Valley. Thru Nov. 17.
Tues. - 5
ELECTION DAY! Find your polling place .
Tues. - 5
Free Admission at Ebersole Rink . 11 am - 2 pm! Delfino Park, Lake Street. Call 914-422-1366 for information.
Wed. - 6
Farmers' Market . Every Wed. 8 am - 4 pm. Court St. between Martine and Main. Closes for season November 27, 2019.
Mon. - 11
Veterans Day Ceremony on steps of City Hall (in City Hall Rotunda if raining), 10:30 am - Noon. 255 Main Street. All welcome. Free
Tues. - 26
Meet the Authors of the new book White Plains in the 20th Century . White Plains Library. 3 PM - 4 PM and 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Free.
Thurs. - 28
Thanksgiving Day! Holiday Sanitation Schedule
Sat - 30
Small Business Saturday -- Shop at select stores on Small Business Saturday to receive up to two hours of free parking validation through the ParkWhitePlains app.

You Can Vote Right Now - Really!
Early Voting Has Come to New York State

Earlier this year the State enacted a law which allows registered voters in NY to vote in-person before Election Day at designated voting sites. This year, Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th . The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 26th through Sunday, November 3rd. The early voting location for White Plains is the Westchester County Board of Elections, located at 25 Quarropas Street.  All registered voters can vote early. The procedure is the same as when you vote on Election Day. 

Early Voting Schedule:
Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, October 28th, Wednesday, October 30th & Friday, November 1st: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 29th & Thursday, October 31st: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Polls will be open as usual on Election Day and voters can still vote by absentee ballot if necessary. To find your regular polling location, click  here.
Veterans Day Ceremonies at City Hall
The City of White Plains will mark Veterans Day with a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 11th on the steps of City Hall (in City Hall Rotunda if raining) at 255 Main Street. Flags of Honor will be displayed at City Hall.

This year commemorates a number of meaningful anniversaries:
  • 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, ending the separation of East and West Berlin on Nov 9, 1989
  • 75th anniversary of the Allies liberating Rome on June 4, 1944
  • 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allies landing on Normandy beach, during World War II on June 6, 1944
  • 75th anniversary of FDR signing the GI Bill, officially known as the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 provided veterans with unemployment compensation, low-interest home loans, and other loans on June 22, 1944
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World War Il on Dec 16, 1944 
White Plains in the
20th Century
Meet the Authors - 11/26
Meet the authors of the new photo-filled book Images of America: White Plains in the 20th Century -- City Archivist Elaine Massena and former Local History Librarian Ben Himmelfarb -- at White Plains Library on Tuesday, November 26, 3-4 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The book draws from the unique collections of the Office of the City Clerk and the White Plains Public Library, along with some materials from the Westchester County Archives. Part social history, part photographic retrospective, White Plains in the 20th Century is a worthwhile addition to your reading list and also makes a great holiday present. All proceeds from book sales go to the Public Library and City Archives.
Break Out the Skates and Mittens
Ebersole Rink Is Open!
Ebersole Ice Rink has opened for the 2019 / 2020 season.
Public skate sessions are held:
Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fridays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Saturdays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. ( adults only ) and general public skating 1:15 - 3:45 p.m. 

Skate rentals are available at $5.00 per person. Admission to the rink is $8.00 for youth, $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors. Registration is also open for learn to skate programs, with classes offered for beginners to advanced skaters.

Free Rink Admission to Ebersole on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.!
The Ebersole Ice Rink is located at 110 Lake Street in White Plains. 
For additional information, contact the rink at (914) 422-1390 or visit our  web page .
All You Need to Know About the 2020 Census
The City of White Plains has officially launched its WHITE PLAINS COUNTS: 2020 CENSUS web page.

The page provides basic information about the Census for residents as well as links for additional information. And it explains the role and activities of the City's Complete Count Committee, which has been formed to help increase awareness about the census and encourage all residents to participate in it.

The City will continue to update the Census Page to provide residents with up-to-date information about what the city is doing to prepare for the 2020 census and ensure that all residents are counted. 
Shop Local -- on Small Business Saturday . . . and Every Day

Saturday, November 30 is Small Business Saturday. But you don't have to wait till then to utilize the services of restaurants, shops and professionals in White Plains.

Here's a list of just some of the new businesses in White Plains just waiting to please you.
Clothing Store
City Center, 7 City Place
Mexican Restaurant
166A Mamaroneck Avenue
Hawaiian Restaurant
175 Main Street
Pool Lounge
197 E Post Rd
Tax Accounting
268 Main Street
Eclectic food, craft cocktails
1 40 Mamaroneck Ave.
1 40 Mamaroneck Avenue
Peruvian Restaurant
72 Mamaroneck Avenue
Co-Working Space
44 South Broadway
Fitness & Health
147 East Post Road
Carribbean & Dominican Restaurant
49 Mamaroneck Avenue
Health Spa
18 Church Street
Local Brewery
195 East Post Road
Enter the "Do You Know White Plains?" Contest
Last month's question -- Where is the monument shown at left and why is it there? -- generated quite a bit of interest. Thanks to Antoaneta Knezevic and others for providing additional historical insights into the State Birthplace Monument. It was erected in 1910 by the White Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the site of the original county courthouse where, on July 9-10, 1776, the New York Provincial Congress accepted and read publicly the Declaration of Independence and declared New York an independent state. Stones from the original courthouse foundation are incorporated in the obelisk and base. Learn more.

Winners last month were Renee Barkan, Michael Kevin Duffy, Lynne Fisher, Warne Goodman, Antoaneta Knezevic, Bretton Liedtke, Maura Reilly, Ana Vivinetto and Jeanne Wilcox. Each will receive a FREE Business Improvement District Shop White Plains Discount Card -- to save at stores all over town.

This month's question ties into the November 5th election. How many enrolled voters are there in White Plains? We'll make it easy -- come within 5,000 to win! It may help to know that the population of White Plains is now just over 58,000.

Email your answer to the November question to . Look for the answer, and a list of winners, in next month's newsletter.