The Town of New Castle has been working with Westchester County Executive George Latimer, and the Westchester County Department of Health and Department of Emergency Services to plan and prepare for the COVID-19/Coronavirus here in our community.
This morning Temple Beth El announced that a part-time teacher in their Early Childhood Center, who was last in their building on Wednesday, March 4, tested positive for the virus yesterday.
With this information, as well as the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the Town of New Castle is recommending the suspension of any community and social gatherings over 20 people, as a precautionary measure for the next 30 days. This guidance will be updated and revisited regularly over the coming days and weeks.
The Town will suspend or reschedule all Board and Commission meetings. The Town Board Work Session on Tuesday evening will be a virtual meeting conducted via Zoom. A link for the public will be shared early next week.
All programs and Town facilities are closed, including the Community Center, which includes the Senior Center, the Art Center, and the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.
Town Hall will be closed to the public, however, all departments will be staffed and operating. For all routine business, please call Town Hall, do not come in. You can reach us at 914-238-4771/2 or www.mynewcastle.org.
Police Department will remain open to the public.
There is a locked, drop box for paperwork outside of the police department for all Town Hall payments and correspondence. The Town strongly recommends providing payment via mail or online. For questions, call 914-238-4742. Items that will not fit in the lockbox must be checked in with the Police Department. Do not leave unattended parcels in the lobby.
All Town of New Castle Recreation programs are suspended for a period of 30 days. If you are currently registered and enrolled in a Town of New Castle Recreation program, you will receive a pro-rated refund or account credit. Registration for spring/summer programs will be accepted online only.
Meals on Wheels will continue to provide home-delivered meals as scheduled. If you would like to assist with the delivery of meals, please sign up as a driver by contacting Christine Grey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bess Steiger (email@example.com). If you know of any Seniors who may be in need of assistance, please call the Recreation office at 914-238-3909.
The Town is currently identifying all Town employees that can work remotely and will continue to make business continuity a priority.
The Town continues to be in regular communication with the County, as well as the Chappaqua Central School District and neighboring school districts, the fire departments and ambulance corps and our local houses of worship. We will continue to provide updated information as we receive it.
Please rest assured that the Town is taking action to ensure the health and safety of our residents – all of you are our top concern! We ask all residents to practice social distancing by staying home, if possible. Lastly, we encourage you to be patient, kind, and tolerant towards one another.
Ivy A. Pool, Town Supervisor
Jeremy Saland, Deputy Supervisor
A message from Recreation and Parks
In light of the ongoing developments resulting from COVID-19 the Town of New Castle Recreation and Parks Department will be canceling all programming and closing the Community Center, Art Center and Chappaqua Performing Art Center for 30 days.
Things to know:
The Town of New Castle Recreation Department will issue a pro-rated credit to the accounts of those individuals who are registered for Winter programs ending by March 27th
Home Delivered Meals will operate as scheduled If you know of any Seniors who may be in need of assistance please call the Recreation office at 914-238-3909
Registration for Spring programs is on as scheduled for Monday March 16 th at 10am.
However, registration will only be accepted online or via mail.
No in person registration will be accepted.
The Town will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding programming, registration or Social Services, please call the Recreation office at 914-238-3909.
Community Program Cancellations
3/16 LWV - Action Civics: A 21st Century Approach to Educating Youth for Democratic Participation
3/20 Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund Spring Benefit
3/20 Chappaqua Library Author Talk: Dr. Kathy Reichs Conspiracy of Bones
3/22 New Castle Recreation Senior Concert "Pablo Casals"
3/23 Foreign Policy Discussion Group
5/13 New Castle Recreation Senior Broadway Trip - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
New Dates to be Determined
3/18 A Conversation with Christian Picciolini - Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism
3/22 New Castle Healthy Yards Environmental Fair
3/21 Chappaqua PTA STEM FEST 2020 - NEW DATE May 30
For all upcoming events please confirm with the event manager that the event time has not changed or has been canceled.
The Library is taking every precaution to safeguard the health and welfare of our patrons and staff. The Library has decided to cancel all programs through May 1, 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Explore the Library from home
The Library has a large variety of e-resources for books, music and movies available for home use with your Library card here.
No library card? No problem!
Get a free library card online here.
*To obtain a Chappaqua Library Card you must pay taxes to the Chappaqua School District. You may register online for one library card per household.
Library Board Position
The Library will have a vacant seat on the Board for the July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025 term. If you are interested in shaping the future of the Library please pick up a petition at the Library.
Potential candidates must submit their petitions to the District Clerk's office by 5 pm on April 20, 2020
Children's Series at the Chappaqua PAC
The Town of New Castle Recreation Department along with the Friends of the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center and the Chappaqua Library are excited to present a monthly Children’s Series at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.
All performances are free, however registration is required.
Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm - The Bossy Frog Band REGISTER Sunday, May 24 at 2:00pm - Magic By Scott JamesonREGISTER Sunday, June 28 at 2:00pm - National Circus REGISTER
New Castle Recreation and the New Castle Community e-News will
announce when registration opens for the Children's Series programs below.
September 13 at 2:00pm - Children's Author Adam Gidwitz October 18 at 2:00pm - To Be Announced November 8 at 2:00pm - Chinese Dance Company Nai-Ni-Chen
It's never too late to learn something new. Whether you're curious about Pickleball, looking to learn a new language, or want to improve your culinary skills, the Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2020 program offers over 75 courses in a wide range of categories from which to choose.
Some classes begin as early as March 9th
Register early to ensure your spot
Many classes sell out
Plenty of one-day classes
We do cancel classes for lack of enrollment, so don't delay in expressing your interest.
The annual Young Writers Contest, sponsored by The Friends of Chappaqua Library is accepting entries in a variety of categories from students, grades 5-12 who live and/or attend school in the Chappaqua School District.
Holocaust & Human Rights Art & Writing Contest
Greeley Sports Boosters
Subscribe to the weekly Boosters Newsletter to receive:
Varsity sports recaps
Schedules for the week ahead
Information about Greeley's Athletic Program
Visit DiscoverChappaqua.com a website to highlight all that Chappaqua has to offer - a great place to shop, eat & live.
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Town Hall Meetings and Board Packets
To find agendas, supporting documents, and meeting minutes for Board meetings, click here.
To watch videos from recent meetings recorded by New Castle Community Media Center, click here.