News You Can Use-- - -- February 2024

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Events this Month

All Month

Ebersole Ice Rink -- Public Sessions every Friday - Sunday

StoryWalk at Bryant Mamaroneck Park

White Plains Library- Youth & Family Programs, Adult Programs

White Plains Performing Arts Center.

White Plains Business Improvement District

Mon. 5

One White Plains Comprehensive Plan - Public Hearing -- 7:30 pm. Common Council Chamber, City Hall. 255 Main Street. Free. Open to all. View Draft Plan.

Wed. 7 

Black Heritage Celebration. 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Community Center. Lunch and live entertainment. Registration required. Fee - $3.00. Call 914.422.1423 for more info.

Sun. 11

Celebrate George Washington's 292nd Birthday. 1 pm - 3 pm at Jacob Purdy House. 60 Park Ave. Free. Historic Talk, Re-enactors and more. For more info call 914.328.1776.

Tues. 13 -

March 1

White Plains Recreation and Parks Summer Camp Lottery Open Tuesday, Feb. 13 - March 1. WP residents only - if you are interested in sending your child to camp you must apply via the lottery. For more information call Rec & Parks 914.422.1336.

Wed. 14

Valentine's Day - Show your Valentines some love. Check the White Plains BID website for dining options in Downtown.

Thurs. 15

Intergenerational Valentine's Day Party 5 pm - 8 pm at the Community Center. A night for youth and White Plains seniors (60 & older) to come together for dinner, dancing and fun! Free event. Registration required by 2/9. Call 914.422.1423.

Mon. 19

President's Day Holiday. City Offices Closed. Sanitation Holiday Schedule.

Mon 19 -

Fri 23

Winter Break Ice Skating. Ebersole Rink. Public Sessions 1 pm - 3 pm each day.

Thurs. 22

White Plains Night at the Westchester Knicks. Westchester Knicks v. the Windy City Bulls. 7 pm at the Westchester County Center. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information call Rec & Parks 914.422.1336.


Year In Review

A 60-second video look back at a busy year in the City of White Plains.

Click here or on the video to view.

Mayor Roach Honored for Support of the Arts

Mayor Tom Roach was recently honored with a 2024 Public Leadership in the Arts award by Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC. He received the National Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population of fewer than 100,000 residents. Winners in other population categories were the mayor of St. Louis and the governor of Colorado.

Mayor Roach was nominated for the award by ArtsWestchester due to his long-term leadership in the City’s arts scene as well as his partnership on signature cultural events like the Serious Fun Arts Fest in 2022 and JazzFest White Plains, a five-day festival now in its 12th year.

"I proudly accept the Local Arts Leadership award," said Mayor Roach, "on behalf of our strong arts and business partners and our residents who collaborate with city officials to invigorate an art community that is enjoyed and valued by everyone who lives, works and visits the City of White Plains."

At City Hall -- All Welcome

One White Plains Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing on February 5

The One White Plains Comprehensive Plan is a document informed by input from White Plains residents, businesses, and visitors.

The resulting plan provides policy guidance for future growth and development, housing, infrastructure, and public services. The Plan identifies strategies to make the City a better place for years to come.

The next stop in the three-year One White Plains Comprehensive Plan development process is a public meeting on Monday, February 5 at 7:30 pm in the Common Council Chamber on the second floor at City Hall, 255 Main Street.

There will be a presentation of the plan and an opportunity for public comment. Everyone is welcome to attend and voice their opinion. It will be televised live and available on WPCATV.

For details on the plan development process, visit the One White Plains website.

The Draft Plan is available for review here.

Enjoy Ebersole Ice Rink

Whether you are a seasoned skater or a beginner, Ebersole Ice Rink at 104 Lake Street is the perfect place to have fun and get exercise this winter. Our roof protects you from the elements, so you can skate rain or shine.

The rink is the home to the Plainsmen youth hockey program, skating lessons for children and adults, and the Annual Battle of the Badges.

Public sessions are:

  • Fridays from 2:30-4 pm (free for residents), 6:45-7:45 pm and 8-10 pm.
  • Saturdays from 1-3 pm and Sundays from 8:30-10:15 am (adults only) and 1-3 pm.

Winter Break - Public Skate Schedule at Ebersole Ice Rink

Monday, Feb. 19 - Thursday, Feb. 22 - 1-3 pm

Friday, Feb. 23 - 1-3 pm, 6:45-7:45 pm, 8-10 pm

White Plains Summer Day Camps

The Camp Lottery Opens February 13

The City of White Plains offers day camp programs for children in grades

K - 8. White Plains children enjoy time at city pools, playing games, making new friends, and enjoying technology-free time outdoors.

Enrollment in the 2024 Recreation & Parks Summer Day Camp program will be by lottery. Your child's name MUST be submitted into the lottery if you are interested in attending White Plains Rec & Parks Summer Day Camp. The Lottery is open from February 13 to March 1 and is limited to White Plains residents.

You Can Help White Plains Children Enjoy

Year-Round Quality Recreational Programming

A donation to the Mayor’s Scholarship Program helps subsidize families who have demonstrated a financial need and wish to provide recreational opportunities, such as youth sports, after-school activities, and summer camp, for their children.

Click here to make a donation.

White Plains Youth Court Featured on NBC's Today Show

The White Plains Youth Bureau Social Justice for Youth Program Community Youth Court was featured in a 5-minute segment on NBC's Today Show in early January. Click here or on the video to view the segment. (appears after an ad)

The White Plains Youth Bureau Social Justice for Youth Program Community Youth Court is a leadership development program for youth that diverts juvenile offenders away from the Criminal Justice System. The primary goal of Youth Court is to offer juvenile offenders the opportunity to avoid a permanent criminal record. Instead, they will receive a second chance through the benefits the program offers: participation in community service, mental health counseling, substance abuse prevention, and delinquency prevention education. Visit White Plains Youth Court for more information.

It's Time to Apply for an "It's Her Time" Scholarship

The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau is offering $1,800 "It's Her Time" scholarships to help three White Plains High School women seniors achieve their higher education goals. The ideal candidates are young women who have demonstrated leadership in their school and community and are dedicated to giving back to the causes they are passionate about.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Monday, February 26. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Click here for complete information and to apply.


For help heating your home, the NYS Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance to eligible New


The City of White Plains Housing Rehab Program can assist eligible homeowners with low-interest and deferred loans for heating, plumbing, roofing and insulation projects.

The City provides a Safe Housing web page with tips about home safety. Use this form to report concerns about safety issues or neighborhood conditions.

Guideline #1 - Do not park cars on the street when it snows, or when snow is in the forecast.

But that's not all. Check out all the helpful guidelines here at the Seasonal Snow Removal Guidelines page.

The Cities of White Plains and Chernihiv, Ukraine Become Sister Cities

On January 23, 2024, Mayor Roach and Acting Mayor Oleksandr Lomako of Chernihiv, Ukraine (pictured below) signed a sister city agreement via Zoom.

Chernihiv is a more than 1000 year-old city of 285,000 located on the Desna River in northeast Ukraine close to the Belarus border.

In a gesture of friendship and goodwill, the mayors of White Plains and Chernihiv agreed to collaborate for the mutual benefit of their communities by exploring educational, economic, and cultural opportunities.

This relationship will furnish insight into how another city in the world operates and provides much-needed resources to their community.  

AARP Volunteers are Available to Help Prepare Your 2023 Tax Returns

Volunteers from AARP will prepare taxes free of charge at the White Plains Library on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning February 5. Schedule an appointment at Tax Help Scheduler, by phone at 914.422.1400, or by visiting the library auditorium on Mon. or Wed. between 10 am - 2 pm.

Two WP Students Receive MLK Legacy Youth Awards

Two White Plains High School students were awarded MLK Legacy Youth Awards by the African American Men of Westchester in a ceremony held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Joseph Flores received the Vision Award and Emily Portillo the Social Action Award.

The African American Men of Westchester is committed to developing and encouraging collaborative action to strengthen the economic, social, and educational foundation of our communities. The MLK Legacy Youth Awards honor students who have taken an active role in the community.

City Recognizes 21 Unsung Heroes at December Event

The Youth Bureau Unsung Heroes program recognizes those who work quietly, tirelessly and without fanfare behind the scenes and whose work contributes positively to keeping our city and community running. . . . school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, school crossing guards, secretaries, administrative assistants, youth ministry leaders, etc.

The 2023 Honorees are:

  • Benji Carter
  • Doreen Christie
  • Bill Dubois (Mr. Bill)
  • Jill Iannetta
  • Martin Kleinman
  • Kaela Mainsah
  • Judy Mezey

  • FF Nicholas Perri
  • Yevette Pujols
  • Paul Schiffman
  • Azline Suber
  • Lisa Wansley

To nominate a hero,

call 914.422.1378 or click here to email .

From the White Plains

Police Department

  • Jasmine Albert
  • BrieAnna Brown
  • Det. Christina Brown
  • Jewel Lynch
  • Ashley Martinez
  • Jessica Myrthil
  • Jndejah Spencer
  • Sierra Vitolo
  • Elizabeth Vuksanaj

City Honors 25, 30 & 35 Year Employees

Congratulations to City of White Plains employees who have achieved 25, 30 and 35 years of service. Mayor Roach was proud and honored to present these dedicated employees with Service Awards.

25 Years of Service

Philip Calabro

Jose Clauser

Joseph D'Alesandro

Louis Dominguez

Philip Ferreira

Marco Garced

Eric Hansen

Thomas McCreight

Jacqueline Oggeri

Kenneth Pasqualini

Claudio Petriccione

Bruno Siani

Byron Smalls

Aspasia Tofano

Christopher Tsapatsaris Raquel Vieira-Cavalcanti

30 Years of Service

David Baylock Jr.

Anthony Brien

Ciro Buffone

Joseph Carrier

Karen Costable

Joseph Dapice

Kevin DiSanto

Christopher Fitzpatrick

William Gorbutt

Edward Gordon

Agnes Kadavil

Douglas McMath

William Nicholson

Edward Robinson

Cosimo Villani

Vincent Wadden

Larry Whittle Jr.

35 Years of Service

Donna Bannister

Michael Boggi III

Michael DiSanto

Sheila Foley

Kenneth Imperato

Kendrick McKnight

Adrian Scapperotti

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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