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NCHS Holiday Open House, Craft Workshop & Tree Lighting

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Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund Game Night
Friday, December 6 at 7:30pm - Chappaqua Crossing

Join us for a night of games, dinner, and fun and help send a Greeley grad to college. Register today at

Click here to register today.
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4th Annual Wine Around Town - Dec 13

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NWAG King Street Holiday Art Show - Dec 13

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NEW: Rescheduled - History of Americana Music Presentation Presented by Marc Ferris, Historian & Author

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NEW: Ring in the New Year @ the Gazebo

Hot chocolate, musical bells, and the trombone of Don DuPont playing Auld Lang Syne. Please join us for the 2nd Annual "Ring In the New Year" at the Gazebo beginning 11:30pm. All are welcome! Parking is at the Bell field.
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2019 Annual Wreath Fundraiser for Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2

wreath2019 Annual Wreath Fundraiser for Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2, which supports the Chappaqua Childrens Book Fair, Bell Bonfire, Chappaqua Garden Club, Town Clean Up Day, and has done projects benefiting town parks, Wagon Road Camp, New Castle Historical Society, the First Congregational Church, and Temple Beth El. Please consider buying beautiful, never boxed wreaths that last into March from Chappaqua's own Troop 2.

Click here to order.

Troop 2's Annual Wreath Fundraiser is officially a seasonal tradition. Everyone who has ordered our wreaths has been very happy with them. They are fresh, have never seen the inside of a cardboard box, and are delivered to your door. You can arrange to pick yours up in town at the Cosmetic Boutique if you prefer.

Our 25” wreath sells for $35, delivery right after Thanksgiving. With your purchase, you are not only supporting our troop, but also the award winning New York wreath maker who handcrafts them with fresh cut material directly from local Christmas tree farms.

The wreaths will be sold on first-come first-serve basis, so please reserve now to make sure that you will have our beautiful wreathes for the holidays.

All you need to do to reserve your wreath is to click on this link and complete the form. One of our scouts will personally deliver the wreath to your door. Payment upon delivery, please. It can be cash or check to “Chappaqua Boy Scout Troop 2”.

We are offering a choice of bows.

Thank you!
The Scouts from Chappaqua Troop 2

christmas trees for saleFirst Congregational Church of Chappaqua Christmas Tree Sale

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Shop local and support the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua during our annual Christmas Tree sales. Our gorgeous fraser fir trees and handmade wreaths go on sale on Saturday, Nov 30 and will be sold on Saturdays from 10-4 and Sundays from 11-4. Don’t wait...In 2018 we were sold out by the second week of December! Come be a part of this magical Chappaqua tradition.

Millwood & Chappapqua Fire Department Elections

voting imageMillwood Fire Dept. residents have a vote on Tues Dec. 10th from 6PM to 9PM at the Millwood Firehouse for Fire Commissioner. Tony Olenick is running for re-election.

Chappaqua Fire Dept. residents have a vole on Tues Dec. 10th from 3 PM to 9PM at the Chappaqua Firehouse for Fire Commissioner. Erik Nicolaysen is running for re-election.

LWV - Action Civics: A 21st Century Approach to Educating Youth for Democratic Participation

Presented by DeNora Getachew, New York Executive Director, Generation Citizen

Denora GetachewTuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00pm
Horace Greeley High School Academic Commons
70 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, NY

Come learn how project-based civics education can equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions for lifelong civic participation in our 21st century democracy. Educating and empowering the youth of our country is vital to maintaining a strong democracy, and the League of Women Voters supports programs that provide students with the information, motivation, and skills to become informed voters and engaged citizens.

DeNora Getachew is the New York City Executive Director of Generation Citizen, a national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to reinvigorating civics education in secondary schools in order to educate and empower the next generation of young people. DeNora began her career working on local democracy and government reform at the New York City Council and has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; and at Citizens Union. DeNora is a member of the New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission and the New York State Department of Education Civic Action Readiness Task Force.

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Senior Activity Group Annual Holiday Party

New Castle Recreation - Parents Night Out

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Torch Club Holiday Drive

torch club logoAll donations are for youth patients at the Maria Fareri Hospital.

We are collecting the following:

  • Light up and musical toys (infants)
  • Current DVDs (G, PG, PG-13 only)
  • Mini bluetooth speakers
  • Youth and Adult Coloring books and crayola crayons
  • Popular character toys (Disney Princesses, Mickey/Minnie Mouse, Paw Patrol, Spiderman/Batman, etc.)
  • Playing/UNO cards All donations must be new items

Please drop off to the Boys and Girls Club (351 Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549) no later than 5pm December 13th.

Please help us make a difference in the lives of children who don’t have the privileges we do, and make their Holidays a season to remember!

Opening - Recreation and Parks Commission

help wantedThe Recreation and Parks Commission develops long term and short term plans for the Town's parks and sponsors activities for New Castle residents from pre-school to senior citizens. The Commission supervises equipment, operation and maintenance of all facilities; makes rules and regulations governing their use; establishes and collects fees; plans for the future recreation and parks needs of the community; prepares an annual budget to recommend to the Town Board; files an annual report with the Town Board; and makes recommendations to the Town Board for recreational programs to be held jointly with neighboring municipalities, the Chappaqua Library, or with school districts within the town.

The Recreation and Parks Commission appoints the Superintendent of Recreation and Parks who supervises New Castle's professional Recreation Department staff. The Superintendent of Recreation shall administer the policies of the Commission and direct the programs and facilities under its control, but may not exercise the authority of the Commission in its absence.

The facilities and parks under the Recreation and Parks Commission include: Gedney Park, Millwood Park, Recreation Field, Smith Park, Whippoorwill Park, Community Center and the Art Center.

Members of the Recreation and Parks Commission are not eligible for reappointment unless the first term was a partial term. All Commission members annually choose the chairman in the first week of February. The Commission may advise the Town Board of any member who misses three consecutive regular meetings or more than four meetings of any kind during the calendar year.

The term is for seven years. The meetings are the first Thursday of every month.

Please complete this form and email to Jill Shapiro, the New Castle Town Administrator at

Meatless Mondays Challenge

meatless monday logoWe're officially halfway through with New Castle’s Meatless Monday Challenge! We hope that you’ve found the one day a week swap to be an easy one. We wanted to share some numbers to highlight the big impact such a simple change can have on the environment. Currently, we have 54 households who signed our pledge, with a total of 154 residents participating (it’s not to late to join us- sign the pledge here.

Almost half of these households have children participating as well. For 6 weeks, as a community, we have reduced our collective carbon footprint by 1010 kg CO2 eq! This is equivalent to removing 1 transatlantic flight from NYC to London, driving 2,419 miles less (or from Chappaqua to Las Vegas) and 46 trees planted. Great job everyone!

We wanted to share a seasonal meatless recipe with you to spice up your weekly menu.

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

And many thanks to our local restaurants who are participating and supporting Meatless Monday in New Castle. Please check out these featured meals at our local restaurants.

  • Bobo’s Cafe (Chappaqua Train Station): Acai bowl
  • Local (75 S Greeley Ave): LOCAL’s famous vegan falafel burrito

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You may contact your town board members and town administrator by using the links below, or as a group. For a full list of town contacts, click here.

Rob Greenstein - 914-238-4774

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