Friday March 25, 2023 Edition


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring in our beautiful town! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the daffodils never fail to make me smile! After a long and cold winter, it's finally time to put away our heavy winter jackets and embrace the warmer weather and the light hearted spirit that comes with it!.

With the arrival of spring, there are many activities and events happening in our town that I encourage you all to participate in. Our parks and recreational areas are open for picnics, sports, and outdoor gatherings. The bike paths and hiking trails are perfect for enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Our local farmers' market filled with fresh produce and delicious treats will be opening soon.

Sunday, our Recreation Field will be covered in eggs for our youngest residents to find at our annual Spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt beginning at 9:30AM. And April will bring so many exciting events for residents of all ages here in town.

I urge you to shop at our merchants, to eat at our restaurants, and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that spring brings and get out and enjoy all that New Castle has to offer. Let's celebrate the new season and come together as a community to make the most of it.

Thank you for your continued support, and I wish you all a happy and healthy spring season! As always, feel free to reach out to me at

My very best,


Today!  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Date Change!!! Sunday at 9:30 AM


New Castle Historical Society 
Annual Meeting - March 26th at 3PM

2023-2024 Travel Soccer Registration

Registration is OPEN for tryouts for the 2023-24 season for U9-U14 travel teams.  Info on other age groups to follow.  For the tryout schedule, more info and to register, visit their website

4th Annual Holocaust & Human Rights
Writing & Arts Contest

Last Week for Submissions!

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Monday, April 24th at 6:30PM 

Follow the Holocaust & Human Rights Committee on Social Media:

Information Sessions - Bond Referendum Vote:
Tuesday, April 25, 12 noon - 9 pm

Residents of the New Castle Fire District No. 1 are invited to attend these public information sessions

Saturday, April 1, 1 pm
Thursday, April 13, 7 pm
Saturday, April 15, 1 pm
Sunday, April 16, 1 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 7 pm
Saturday, April 22, 1 pm

Fire Station, 491 King Street, Chappaqua

For more information about the fire station modernization project, please visit

Take It or Leave It “shop” opening April 1 (weather permitting)!

The Take It or Leave It “shop” (TIOLI) is a place where residents can leave usable things they do not want, and pick up things they can use.  No money is involved – everything is free.  Location: 1st left as you enter the station parking area from South Greeley Avenue. 
The Take It Or Leave It will be open, weather permitting (no rain, strong winds or excessive heat), on Saturdays from April 1 until the end of October.  Drop-off hours are from 8:30 to 11:00 am.  Shoppers will be welcome from 9am to noon, although the volunteers will start packing things back into the shed at about 11:30.  Only New Castle residents may leave things, because we have limited room in the shed and everything must be stored there if not taken by noon.  
Shoppers may be asked to limit their shopping time to let everyone have a chance at our wares.  Signs will indicate the drop-off area.
Please note these rules: NO books, clothes, cassettes or VHS tapes, electronic equipment or things in poor condition (including chipped china).  NO items heavier or bulkier than one person can handle.  NO car seats, cribs, bed frames, or skis.   Staff volunteers will have the right to refuse items.  Children must be supervised, and please, no strollers or dogs.

Rotary Club of Chappaqua
Comedy Night - April 13, 2023

The Yale Whiffenpoofs

Sunday, April 16 at 3PM

Friends of ChappPAC and the Town of New Castle Present 

Every year, 14 students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the WORLD'S OLDEST and BEST KNOWN collegiate a cappella group.  Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met weekly at Mory’s Temple Bar. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions. Singing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards, and other hits from across the decades, the Whiffenpoofs perform more than 200 concerts across six continents each year. 

On April 16th, The Whiffenpoofs will bring their incredible talent to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center and celebrate a homecoming for their local member, JACOB KAUFMAN-SHALETT.   

Sunday, April 16th | 3:00PM
Doors open at 2:30PM


Running Time: ~90 minutes (includes one 10-minute intermission)
This concert is appropriate for all ages

Just Desserts: A Musical Bake-Off

April 28-30

Directed by Tom Wallace
Book & Lyrics by Barbara Campbell
Music by Brad Ross (from Chappaqua!)
A Frank Shiner Music Production

It’s sweet.  It’s savory.  It’s five strangers putting their hearts, reputations, and baking skills on the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at a county fair.  The heat is on to create three different types of desserts during the finals.  A determined young woman dreaming of opening her own bakery.  A sexy nail technician who wants to fit in.  A shy school nurse who doesn’t want to be there at all.  A mysterious man from Brooklyn who arouses suspicion about his past.  And the reigning champion who is confident she’ll garner yet another victory this year.  They’ll all get their just desserts at the Jefferson County Bake-Off!  There’s a little mystery, a little romance, some potential cheating, and some back-stabbing — exactly what you expect when the competition is fierce — and the results are deliciously satisfying!

2 Rave Reviews and Promotional Blurb for JUST DESSERTS: A Musical Bake-Off

100% of your ticket purchase supports San Miguel Academy of Newburgh

Saturday, April 22nd 10am-1pm

Chappaqua Schools Foundation 
Benefit Night - April 28, 2023

New Castle
Recreation & Parks

Spring Program Registration

New programs continually added!

View Catalog HERE

Touchdown Flag Football

April 3rd - 6th 
9 am - 12 noon 

More information HERE

Ultimate Spring Fun Camp!

April 3rd - 6th 
9:30 am  - 12 noon

More information HERE

Fishing Derby

Gedney Pond

April 23rd
8:30 AM

Ages 6 and Older

Register HERE

New Castle Senior Services


Senior Happenings

We look forward to seeing you at future events and programs. Please call the Center at 238-8888 for more information, and continue to check this enewsletter for weekly updates.

More Senior Program, Event & Service Information Available HERE  

Weekly Ongoing Programs

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Wanted!  Volunteer Drivers 

Do you have a few hours to help homebound seniors in New Castle?

The home delivered meals program is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to needy seniors.

Volunteers must be over 18, use their own car and be available at least once a month between the hours of 10:45 am - 12:45 pm.  Drivers can also volunteer as a sub or on as an needed basis

For more information, please contact 
Bess Steiger, Social Worker for Seniors 
(914) 238-2093 or email BSTEIGER@MYNEWCASTLE.ORG  

Hold the Salt!

Friday, March 31st at 1PM

 Laurie Markiewicz, Registered Dietitian will discuss nutrition and prepare a healthy snack for participants.

More information HERE

Senior Trips

Please Register by Date Listed
Thursday, April 20th - 11AM Show
Depart Town Hall at 9:45 am
Return to Town Hall by 3:30PM

More information HERE
Wednesday, May 10th - 10AM Tour

Depart Town Hall at 8:15 AM
Return to Town Hall by 3:30PM

Register at Rec Office by March 31st

***Moderate Walking Required***

More information HERE

For more Chappaqua Library programs,

New Castle SAB

Going Green Podcast
SAB Senior Students’ Reflections

The New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) is pleased to announce that a new episode of our podcast, New Castle Going Green, is available to download.

On this month’s episode, some of the SAB students who are Greeley seniors, give insights into their experiences with the SAB and their futures in the environmental arena. Spoiler alert: they aren’t straying far from their environmental passions. Hear from Aaron Silver and Gabriel Paley as they share their plans for the future. To listen to this latest episode, click HERE. 

These educational podcasts from the SAB aim to provide residents with information about green initiatives and sustainable options you can find around New Castle. Listen to previous podcasts about suburban wildlife management, recycling, gas powered leaf blowers, electric vehicles, pollinators, the Millwood Water Treatment Plant, energy efficient homes and more, via the Town website:

Resident Mulch/Compost For Sale

Mulch/Compost is available for sale to New Castle residents for $10/yard.  Please follow the steps below to place an order and email with any questions.  

  1. Print the Mulch and Compost Order Form
  2. Specify how many yards.(10$/yard)  

Help Wanted 

New Castle Civic Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB)

This is a new advisory board created to explore opportunities to improve the Town’s communications with residents and encourage greater civic participation in Town initiatives, policymaking, and volunteerism.
T the objectives and mission of the CEAB shall tentatively include:
  1. Evaluating existing and emerging technologies as well as best organizational practices to help residents connect and work effectively together on Town volunteering efforts;
  2. Reviewing and recommending information technology tools like best survey software;
  3. Collecting and sharing best practices in promoting civic engagement among the other Town advisory boards and groups;
  4. Surveying best practices to encourage civic communication, participation, and volunteering within the Town;
  5. Making recommendations to the Town Board on improving the Town website and social media use to promote civic engagement;
  6. Developing initiatives and practices to encourage civic engagement among Town residents to promote civic participation in Town governance; and
  7. Performing outreach to neighborhood groups, homeowners’ associations, and across New Castle’s hamlets to encourage civic engagement.
To apply please fill out an application HERE

New York State Covid-19 Data 

The New York State Covid-19 data can be viewed HERE.

Get Vaccinated!

COVID vaccines are now widely available at pharmacies, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. Visit Vaccine Finder  or the NY State vaccine appointment website or call 833-NYS-4-VAX.

Town Hall:  Learn More and Contact Us

Town Hall Meetings and Board Packets

Agendas, supporting documents, and minutes for Board meetings: To watch videos from recent meetings recorded by New Castle Community Media Center, click here.

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Contact Us! - Email Your Town Council and Town Administrator

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.  

New Castle Community Calendar

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New Castle First Responders

Storm Central

storm centralClick here for Con Edison's Storm Central including outage location maps, storm preparation, and recovery tips!

Click here for New Castle's storm FAQ.

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