News You Can Use-------January 2024

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Events this Month

All Month

Ebersole Ice Rink -- Public Sessions every Friday - Sunday

Holiday Light Display at Renaissance Plaza. Daily @ Dusk

StoryWalk -- Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner at Bryant-Mamaroneck aaaPark. Parking available on lower level of Mamaroneck Ave. Parking Lot.

White Plains Fall & Winter Guide -- Programs & Activities for all

White Plains Library- Youth & Family Programs, Adult Programs

White Plains Performing Arts Center.

Sun. - Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Family Spectacular. Downtown. 10:30 pm - 12:30 am.

Mon. Jan. 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR! City Office Closed. Sanitation Holiday Schedule.

Tues. 2

Common Council Meeting, City Hall, 255 Main Street. 7 pm.

Tues. 2 -

Wed. 31

White Plains Restaurant Month. Prix fixe lunches and dinners at more than 20 White Plains restaurants.

Mon. 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. All City of White Plains offices closed. Holiday Sanitation Schedule in effect. Click here for MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities.

Wed. 24

Black History Month Kickoff with storyteller April Armstrong. WP Community Center. 65 Mitchell Place. 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm . Free. Advance registration required. Call 914-422-1423.

Sat. 27

Holocaust Remembrance Day at the White Plains Public Library. Join award-winning author Amalia Hoffman for a discussion of her Junior

Library Guild and Gold Selection book, The Brave Cyclist: A True Story of

a Holocaust Hero. 2 pm - 3 pm. Free. Galaxy Hall

Mark Your


White Plains Department of Recreation & Parks Summer Camp Lottery applications are available starting Tuesday February 13th.

Music - Ball Drop Fireworks


Access Only at Gated Entries

Main St. @ Church St.

Court St. @ Martine Ave.

Renaissance Sq. @ Williams St.

Martine Ave. @ Mamaroneck Ave.

2023 - Year in Review

A look back at a productive year in the City of White Plains.

CWP Received a Grant to Prepare a Safe Streets Action Plan: The City of White Plains has been awarded $400,000 from the Federal Safe Streets and Roads for All program to prepare the White Plains Safe Streets Action Plan that will envision an integrated mobility system. White Plains Mayor Tom Roach stated, “The Common Council and I are looking forward to developing the White Plains Safe Streets Action Plan with the community. The Action Plan will provide a bold mobility vision which will consider electric and alternative vehicles; bicycles; walking and accessibility enhancements while ensuring sustainability and the safety of our roadways.”

CWP Became a Climate Smart Community: The City of White Plains is now a certified bronze-level Climate Smart Community. Climate Smart Communities is a New York state program that helps local governments take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. The program offers grants, rebates for electric vehicles and free technical assistance. “The City of White Plains remains committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and is pleased the City has been officially recognized by New York State as a bronze-level Climate Smart Community," said Mayor Roach. “It is clear that we must do our part to preserve our planet and we need to act now; time is not on our side. The City will continue to focus on identifying green initiatives and implementing them in an efficient and effective manner.” Click here to learn more.

CWP Opened an On-Site Food Scrap Compost Facility at Gedney Recycling Yard: To reduce the carbon footprint of its food-scrap composting program the City has eliminated the transportation of the food scraps to an off-site location. White Plains residents can now drop-off food scraps at the Gedney Recycling Yard, 87 Gedney Way, which is now composted on-site. Click here for additional information about the process and FAQs.

CWP Opened a Veterans Memorial Garden: The Veterans Memorial Garden is located in the publicly accessible green space behind White Plains City Hall. "The Garden is intended to be a tranquil place where people can sit and relax and think about what veterans have done to make the country what it is,” Mayor Roach explained. “Everything that we enjoy every day is a result of those who were willing to put their lives on the line.”

The Halden Apartments Opened in White Plains: The Halden is a new community of 303 apartment homes. The residential community is situated within a 70-acre site at 1133 Westchester Avenue close-by the Hutchinson River Parkway adjacent to a 620,000-square-foot office building that was previously the global headquarters of IBM.

Love Your Block Program Brightens Up White Plains: This year, funding from the love your block program paid for trees planted on Odell Avenue, New vegetable garden fence at Slater Center, Flower gardens: Ferris Avenue, Calvary Baptist, Eastview and Battle Hill beautification projects. Click here for more projects and photos.

CWP Received One Million Dollars to Plant 750 Trees: The funding, which will be received over a five-year period, also provides for extensive training to city staff and volunteers about appropriate tree selection and proper maintenance, thereby ensuring healthy trees in the City of White Plains. Click here to learn more.

CWP Opened Battle Hill Pollinator Habitat: The city has transformed a vacant 1.47-acre municipal owned area located on Route 119 between Robertson Ave. and Chatterton Ave. across from the Metro-North Train Station into an active, sustainable naturalized area. Click here to learn more about the Battle Hill Pollinator Habitat. 

New Pickleball Courts Opened at Battle Hill Park: The new courts consist of three newly paved and painted courts designed exclusive for pickleball. Each court has paddle holders and seating nearby. The courts will be open daily 9 am – dusk and play will be on a first come/first serve basis. Click here to learn more about the pickleball courts.

Ribbon Cutting for 8 Chester Avenue: 8 Chester Avenue, a new multi-family development project by Keeler Markwood Group, is under construction. The four-story building will include 73 rental studio apartments, including nine affordable units. It will include 44 parking spaces and provide sustainable features including 75 KW of solar electric generation on the rooftop, numerous electric charging stations and a high-efficiency electric heat pump system. "This project," said Mayor Tom Roach, "adds to the diverse mix of housing in our city and does so in an environmentally friendly way."

White Plains Youth Bureau Celebrated 50+ Years of Service to the White Plains Community: The mission of the White Plains Youth Bureau is to provide children and youth ages 5 to 24 with programs and services to acquire the skills needed to become competent leaders of the 21st century. And it has been doing just that with thousands of White Plains youth for more than 50 years. The White Plains Youth Bureau serves more than 2,000 youth each day and more than 6,500 kids each year.

White Plains Public Library’s Teen Library Celebrated a Milestone: The Edge, White Plains Public Library's teen space, celebrated its 10th anniversary. 

Vendor & Speaker Opportunities Available for

 Aviation Youth Expo in March at WP High School

The White Plains Youth Bureau's Aviation Academy is soliciting vendors and aviation resources for its first Aviation Expo for Youth on Saturday, March 2, 2023 from 9 am -3 pm at White Plains High School.

The event will expose youth to careers in the aviation industry by meeting with representatives of aviation related companies, speaking with representatives from aviation schools, discussing career paths with professionals, experiencing a flight simulator and getting to know a pilot.

The Aviation Academy is seeking exhibitors, panelists, speakers, pilots and instructors to participate in the Expo.For further information please contact Eric Rios at 914.422.1387 or

Congratulations to the White Plains Youth of the Year

Nuala Stanghellini and Joseph M. Flores have been named the 2023 City of White Plains Youth of the Year Honorees for their commitment to excellence in academics and community service.

The City of White Plains has many accessible events and

welcomes people with disabilities.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding access to an event, please call the sponsoring agency during normal business hours:

Recreation & Parks -- 914.422.1336, Youth Bureau -- 914.422.1378,

Public Works -- 914.422.1221.

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