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Movie Night at the ChappPac - Saturday, October 26th

Join us for a Halloween double feature this Saturday at ChappPac with Hocus Pocus and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Hocus Pocus

Bring the whole family to watch Hocus Pocus for FREE at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 26th at 6:30pm.

Free goody “buckets” for the kids courtesy of Compass Realty (while supplies last). Water and popcorn available for purchase. DeCicco's will be onsite selling beer and wine.(21+)

There is no need to pre-register for this event!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Join us in this special viewing of a cult classic! Saturday, October 26th at 9:00pm we will be showing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

This is a 18+ event that includes an interactive kit to make this an exciting event you can participate in!

Tickets are $20, including admission & interactive kit.

Snacks available for purchase, and DeCicco's will be on site selling beer and wine (21+).

You can purchase tickets here or paying with CASH at the door!

Sponsored by Compass Realty, Friends of Chappaqua Performing Arts Center & New Castle Recreation & Parks.
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NEW: Confidential Paper Shredding

The Confidential Paper Shredding trucks are coming to the Town of New Castle Recycling Center, 210 Joan Corwin Way, Chappaqua Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10AM-1PM. New Castle residents only.

NEW: New Castle Holocaust Memorial Unveiling

Please join us for the unveiling of the New Castle Holocaust Memorial on Wed., Nov 6th. Thank you Ali Rosenberg, Stacey Saiontz & Manzer Landscape Design & Development.
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NEW: NCHS - Meet our Local Veterans

Veterans day flyerOn November 11, 2019, the New Castle Historical Society will host a “Meet our Local Veterans” program at the Millwood Fire House.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first celebration of Armistice (Veterans) Day. During the interval of interwar peace between WWI and WWII, “Armistice Day” was declared a federal holiday to commemorate the official end of WWI on November 11th, 1918. American society is currently more socially disconnected to the military than at any time since that interval between the two world wars.

Although we now celebrate Veterans Day each November, American society lacks an understanding of veterans and their experiences, causing veterans to be viewed in the abstract rather than as the community members that they are.

Veterans Day honors the courage and sacrifice of all the men and women who honorably served in the military during times of war or peace. This day is a special reminder to show our appreciation of these brave members of our community.

During this public program, local veterans will share their stories in a space in which they can be heard by our local community. This public program encourages our local community to gain a better understanding of the experiences of the veterans in our community. Following the stories, a brief reception will be held to allow veterans and audience members to meet and further discuss their experiences.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Millwood Fire House at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019. For further information, please visit or call (914) 238-4666.

NEW: CVAC Blood Drive

CVAC logoThe Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Houlihan Lawrence are hosting a fall community blood drive with the New York Blood Center on Saturday, November 16th from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Parish Hall located at 191 S Greeley Avenue (next to Bell Middle School). Approximately 2,000 units of blood need to be collected daily to supply area hospital patients. As our blood supply always needs to be replenished we are encouraging those who can donate to please do so, especially before the holiday season.

Donating blood does not only help the patients who receive the donation directly but their family and friends as well. It’s truly a positive ripple effect of one random act of kindness. To donate you must be at least 16 years of age. 16 year old donors require parental consent on NYBC form. Donors age 76 or over may donate with a note from their physician. Please bring a friend (or two) who can also donate along with valid photo ID.

Sign ups appreciated, walk-ins always welcome. Click here to sign up. You can also contact Marc at, call 1-800-933-2566 to sign up. Please help us by being a LifeSaver.

NEW: Join the Fastest Growing Sport in America!

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NEW: Recreation & Parks Election Day Programs

NEW: NCHS - “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic

Sunday, November 3rd, Film Screening: “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic” at the Bedford Playhouse Theater (633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY 10506)

On November 3rd, 2019, the Bedford Playhouse Theater, in collaboration with the New Castle, Bedford, and Mount Kisco Historical Societies, will show the award-winning 2018 documentary “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic.” Following the screening, Executive Producer, Hugh Karraker, will discuss the making of the film and answer questions.

This joyous and provocative film tells the story of Belgian-born American chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland, the “father of modern plastics.” In 1907, he made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century in his Yonkers-based lab: Bakelite, the world’s first wholly synthetic plastic.

While 2019 marks the 110th anniversary year of the Bakelite patent, the influence of Baekeland’s discovery can still be observed in our daily lives. The film captures both the wonder and the curse of Baekeland’s biggest invention and its impact on our lives today.

The event will be held at the Bedford Playhouse Theater, 633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY, on Sunday, November 3, 2019 (final showtime will be released closer to the event date). Tickets will be available on the Bedford Playhouse Theater website.

Donate Candy for Downtown Community Trick-or Treating

downtown trick or treatOur merchants are always so incredibly generous when it comes to donating merchandise for fundraisers, sponsoring sport teams and so much more. Trick or treating in downtown is a wonderful community tradition but the cost of the candy for the merchants can average around $300! So many people have asked for small ways to support the merchants during construction, well here's a way: The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce has set up collection bins by the police station for those who want to donate a bag of candy, or two, for this community event. The candy will be distributed equally to participating businesses to help offset the cost to the merchants.

Downtown Trick or Treating - October 31

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LWVNC - 2019 New Castle Local Elections

lwv logoThe New Castle Town Board consists of a Supervisor, who is elected for a two-year term, and four Council members, who are elected for four-year terms. Every two years, the Supervisor position and two Council member positions are up for election.

On November 5, 2019, New Castle residents will have the opportunity to vote for a Supervisor, two Council members, and a Town Justice. The candidates running are:

New Castle Town Supervisor

Ivy Pool (D, WF, I) (current Town Board member)
James A. Smith (R, SAM*, TNC**)

New Castle Town Council Members (choose 2)

Lauren L. Levin (R, SAM, TNC)
Jason M. Lichtenthal (D, WF, I)
Sean B. Maraynes (R, SAM, TNC)
Jeremy M. Saland (D, I) (Incumbent)

New Castle Town Justice

Douglas M. Kraus (D) (Incumbent)

*Serve America Movement; **Team New Castle

Note that since Ivy Pool is a current Town Board member, in the event she is elected, her Town Board seat will be vacant and the newly elected Town Board will appoint a replacement in January 2020.

For up-to-date information on the candidates and your polling places, go to Printed Voters Guides provided by the League were mailed to all households in early October.

Video of Candidates' Night - October 23rd

Click here to view the video from the candidates night held on October 23rd.

Early Voting - Starts October 26th

All Westchester County registered voters are assigned an early voting poll site based on their residence, and all New Castle residents can vote early at Mt. Kisco Town Hall, 104 Main St., Mount Kisco. Any questions? Check out the Westchester County Board of Elections FAQ here.
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Food Scrap Survey - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

composting kitThe Sustainability Advisory Board would like your input on the Food Scrap Recycling Program. Take this quick 10 question survey and you could win the $25 Amazon gift card just for participating. NO purchase necessary. Please share this link with your friends and neighbors. So far the town has returned about 50 TONS, 100,000 pounds of food waste to nature by composting. This compost, used by farmers, saves the use of artificial fertilizers which damage the health of your food and the environment.

Meatless Mondays- Reduce your Carbon Footprint Further

meatless monday logoOne of the reasons the Sustainability Advisory Board decided to bring the Meatless Monday Challenge to New Castle is to see how much our community could reduce their carbon footprint by swapping out meat one day a week. Another tip to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy local veggies and locally raised meat (for the other 6 days/week) at the Chappaqua Farmers Market. Buying food from local farmers and producers helps to reduce the number of miles your food travels, reducing the CO2 emitted getting it from the farm to your table. You also benefit from fresher, better-tasting, and more nutritious food, while more food dollars stay within our communities. Pick up a butternut squash from the Farmers Market this weekend and make our feature recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (we also recommend grabbing a loaf of bread to go along with it). Sign up for the Meatless Monday Challenge today!

Our local restaurants are excited to support your Meatless Mondays! Check out these featured dishes for the week of 10/21:

  • Bobo’s Cafe (Chappaqua Train Station): Vegan Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
  • Le Jardin Du Roi (95 King St): Beyond Meat Burger

The Biggest Little Farm Movie Screening

the biggest little farmFriday, November 22 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Chappaqua Library presents a free screening of the documentary film The Biggest Little Farm on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, New York. Before the screening guest speaker Allison Turcan, Founder of D.I.G. Farm in North Salem, and host and producer of the podcast Getting Dirty, will discuss what it takes to be a local farmer.

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester, as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland, and dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through various hardships, and a vast learning curve, they embrace opportunities provided by nature’s conflicts. With the help of biodynamic expert Alan York, they uncover a biodiverse design of living that exists beyond the farm.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Town of New Castle, the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board, the Greeley Sustainability Club, and the Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

The screening and discussion are free and open to the public. For more information go to or contact the New Castle SAB at

tioli volunteersTake It Or Leave It Shed

The Take It Or Leave It shop will be open at least until the 26th of October, weather permitting. If the prediction is for good weather (no snow, freezing cold, or rain) we will also be open November 2, 9, and 16. But no donations will be accepted after October 26, since anything left will need to go into the shed for the winter. As usual, NO books, clothes, electronics, or things in poor condition, please. Items should be left as early in the morning as possible (any time after 8:30), and we cannot take anything after 11:30.

Chappaqua Library Author Talks & Book Signings

Fundraiser: Author Talk & Book Signing: Pulitzer Prize Winner Elizabeth Strout

olive again coverElizabeth Strout brings her beloved character Olive Kitteridge back to the page in a new novel, Olive, Again. The character has achieved an iconic place in the imaginations of millions of readers since the 2008 publication of Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge. In 2014, it was adapted into an acclaimed HBO series, which won 8 Emmys, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand's performance in the title role.

Author Marilyn Johnson will be our interviewer for this event hosted by the Chappaqua Library, cosponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library and the Town of New Castle.

Event hosted by the Chappaqua Library, cosponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library and the Town of New Castle

Wednesday, Nov. 6 @ 7PM @ Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Click here to get tickets.

Fundraiser: Author Talk & Book Signing: Op-Ed Columnist Gail Collins

no stopping us now coverGail Collins is most recognized for her work with The New York Times which she joined in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first female editorial page editor. Her new book, No Stopping Us Now: A History of Older Women in America, offers a lively, fascinating. eye-opening look at American attitudes towards age. Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

Event hosted by the Chappaqua Library, cosponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library and the Town of New Castle.

Thursday, November 14 @ 7PM @ Chappaqua Performing Art Center

Click here to purchase tickets.

New Castle Recreation - Parents Night Out

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2019 Veterans Breakfast

The Town of New Castle Recreation Department will provide transportation for the New Castle Seniors. Please call the community center at 914-238-8888 to sign up.

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Chappaqua Library: Clinton Event Tickets on Sale

hillary clinton book signingThe tickets for Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton's 1-1/2 hour talk on their co-authored book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. There will also be a moderator, however I haven't been told the name yet. There will be no book signing

This event is a fundraiser for The Friends of the Chappaqua Library. To purchase tickets via Eventbrite, please visit our website Click on the event and follow the prompts.

The date of the event is Monday, Dec 2 @ 7PM @ The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The tickets are $40 and includes a copy of the book and go on sale today, October 4 @ 1PM. We expect immediate demand, so don't delay.

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