November 28-December 4, 2013
In this issue…
Guess What’s Coming to Bronxville…and More!
***TONIGHT’S TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY IN BRONXVILLE WILL BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST. HOWEVER, SOME BXV STORES ARE STAYING OPEN LATE, WITH TRUNK SHOWS, FREE REFRESHMENTS, SPECIAL OFFERS, AND MORE!!***
Exciting Holiday Happenings in Bronxville!
- Light Up the Town Tree-Lighting & Family Shopping Stroll - Friday, December 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 6:00 pm at the corner of Park Pl and Kraft Ave, featuring a visit from Santa and a performance of a capella carols by SHA! Capella–the group of Bronxville students whose talents led them to perform at Madison Square Garden. The ceremony will conclude by 6:30 pm; stores will stay open till 9:00 pm, providing various shopping enticements, such as complimentary refreshments and specials.
- Buy Bronxville Holiday Coupon & Free-Parking Raffle – Throughout December, dine at a participating restaurant and collect this coupon, redeemable for 10% off the shopper’s one-time, total purchase at any of the 21 participating Bronxville stores (valid December 1-24, 2013). For the complete list of participating stores and restaurants, visit www.bronxvillechamber/holidays. On the coupon’s reverse is a raffle-entry form: Enter for your chance to win free Saturday parking for an entire year in the heart of Bronxville, courtesy of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce and James Van Metter Wealth Management.
- Special Holiday Attractions – Come see Santa around Bronxville on Saturday, December 14, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm and Young at Arts caroling on the evening Thursday, December 19!
- Free-Parking Days – Courtesy of The Village of Bronxville: On Saturday, December 14, and Saturday, December 21, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, there will be free parking in the following locations: Garden Ave lot, Kraft Ave lot, Avalon lot, as well as metered spaces on Pondfield Rd, Studio Arcade, Parkway Rd, and Palmer Ave.
Follow the Chamber for details on these—and more–exciting holiday happenings!
Why Buy Local: Virtue #5
With 4 weeks left before Christmas (!), it’s time to remind the community of the many virtues of buying locally. Each week, we’ll highlight a different incentive. Please keep all of these in mind as you make your buying decisions.
Virtue #5: People. When you support local, independent businesses, you support local, independent people. Get to know your local merchant and you’ll get to know a neighbor—often a single proprietor or a family-owned business. Support a local business and you’ll help a Westchester-based family send their kids to college, pay off their mortgage, and—get this—spend their own money locally. These are people who care about and support your community. It’s mutual.
Black Friday (Nov 29) and Small Business Saturday (Nov 30)
Bow Tie Cinemas will be open on Thanksgiving and have extra early shows this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Films being shown: The Book Thief and Dallas Buyers Club. For show times visit www.bowtiecinemas.com
Get a free tablet from Your Wireless when you pre-order now. Offer available only Thursday, November 28 to Friday, November 29. For more info: 268-0600. 118 Pondfield Rd.
Take advantage of extended hours at Weezie D (9:00 am – 8:00 pm) on Black Friday (or, “Pink Friday,” as they call it!) as you buy one get one at 50% off (second item must be of equal or lesser value; full-priced items only). Plus enjoy complimentary sparkling cider, cookies, and holiday treats! 15 Park Pl.
Bronxville Running Company is running unbeatable Black Friday specials (Nov 29-Dec 1): 1) Buy 2 sale apparel items and get the 3rd for only $1; 2) 25% off your second pair of shoes and all winter accessories! See store for details. 52 Pondfield Rd.
Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary is offering a Complementary Chair Massage on Friday, November 29 at 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Bronxville Running Company and Weezie D. Enjoy some relaxation while you shop.
Take advantage of select FREE parking in Bronxville as you honor your neighborhood retailers on Small Business Saturday—the national day of supporting your local, independent businesses–sponsored by Patch.com! On Saturday, November 30—the Saturday after Thanksgiving–from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, enjoy the opportunity to not feed the meters in the following areas: All of the metered spaces on Pondfield Rd and Kraft Ave plus the metered spaces on Palmer Ave, the 9 metered spaces in front of Chase Bank, and the metered spaces on Parkway Rd. That’s a total of 264 free spots! Thanks Patch.com!
At Petticoat Lane, merchandise is reduced by up to 70% off. The store will be closing its Bronxville location at the end of December. Pondfield Rd.
At Womrath Bookshop on Small Business Saturday: Meet Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm—plus the first 50 American Express customers get a free tote bag with their purchase! Pondfield Rd.
On Saturday, November 30, only, all winter coats and velvet holiday dresses at Fierson’s will be 20% off. 122 Kraft Ave.
Blue Moon Mexican Café is offering a special on gift cards! On Friday, November 29, receive a $20 bonus gift card when you purchase a $100 gift card! 7-27 Pondfield Rd.
Give the gift of beautiful hair! Blow & Beyond will run a Pre Black Friday Sale: Starting Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1, receive 10% off all packages. They also offer gift certificates! Cedar St.
Enjoy a Black Friday Brunch on Friday, November 29 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Underhills Crossing. In addition to their lunch menu, brunch will be served for you to relax on this “busiest” day of the year! 74.5 Pondfield Rd.
Join Yum Yum Tree for Black Friday, November 29, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and for Small Business Saturday (November 30) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and enjoy fantastic holiday specials: Buy one regular-priced item, receive second regular-priced item of equal or lesser value at 50% off. All Hanky Panky are buy 3, get one free. Special doorbuster promotion both days too: The first 15 customers will receive 40% off one regular-priced item of their choice! Spend $10 or more on November 30 with your registered American Express card and receive a $10 American Express statement credit. American Express card members can register their card at ShopSmall.com. Pondfield Rd.
I Train With Juan is having a Black Friday Special: Receive 15% discount off of all purchases. www.ITrainWithJuan.com.
Spruce Home and Garden will be having a trunk show for Shop Small Saturday with jewelry designer Wendy Michel on Saturday, November 30 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. 48 Pondfield Rd.
Holiday Head Start
The Chamber maintains a photo album on Facebook to serve as a visual guide to holiday shopping and events in Bronxville. This is updated often, so frequent visits are encouraged.
Want to add style, sophistication, and easy cleanup to your holiday dinner party? Spruce Home & Garden’s Christmas Placemats are a fun way of adding a little pop of design and theme to the dining table. Perfect for everyday entertaining or elegant affairs. www.sprucehomeandgarden.com.
Order your custom-made holiday greeting cards from Arista Camera and get 35% off on cards made in-store. Remember to mention code # FC35 when ordering. Offer expires Saturday, November 30. www.aristacamera.com. Pondfield Rd.
You’ll have no trouble finding an Advent Calendar in Bronxville—but you might have trouble choosing which one to get, with so many options! Visit Kensington Paper, Womrath Bookshop, and even the A&P and Topps Bakery (think chocolate!). Value Drugs is carrying the new Lego Advent Calendars!
Have Blue Moon Mexican Café cater your holiday party. They cater private parties at Blue Moon, office parties, luncheons/dinners, happy hour parties, and more. Call to book: 201-848-4088.
Womrath Bookshop is offering 20% off of personalized holiday cards. 76 Pondfield Rd.
Enter to win up to $200.00 in gift cards to Value Drugs in their Holiday Season Give Away! http://contest.io/c/qwlaxhf6
Need to get your family portrait taken for your holiday cards? Fierson’s has a large assortment of children’s holiday attire to dress your little ones in high style. View pictures of some of their selections on the Chamber’s Facebook page. 122 Kraft Ave. Peter C. North Photography and Video is available for your portraiture: 237-1606.
J. Pocker Bespoke Framing and Prints since 1926 has partnered with House of Mercier, the creator of exceptional leather products heavily influenced by Latin American and Spanish aesthetic, for an exclusive offer. From now through Tuesday, December 24, receive $100 off your leather frame purchase of $800 or more. 65 Pondfield Rd.
Chabad of Bronxville will present, “Chanukah on Fire! Awesome Fire Show!” on Monday, December 2, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Bronxville Women’s Club. 135 Midland Ave.
This year’s post-Chanukah celebration at Sinai Free Synagogue will be held on Friday, December 6, at 6:00 pm, beginning with a Chanukah Fever Concert by The Mama Doni Band. Bring your friends and family and plan to join them for a night of funky music with a Jewish twist, followed by a delicious holiday dinner and the lighting of our menorahs. Call 664-1727 for reservations and pricing. Children 12 and under free.
Support Good Causes
Join The Junior League of Bronxville’s Holiday Coat and Gloves Drive to benefit Community Service Associates in Mount Vernon. Donate your gently used coats and new gloves for men, women, and children until Tuesday, December 10. Many Chamber members are serving as collection sites: The Avalon, Bronxville Fitness Club, The Clothes Doctor, Value Drugs, Weezie D, Wild Vine and Liquors, Bronxville Village Hall, the Bronxville Public Library, and I Train with Juan.
Through Saturday, December 21, Weezie D will be collecting food to help feed the hungry in our community. Items needed canned foods, juices, rice, beans, pastas and sauces, dry or evaporated milk, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, tea, coffee, and cereal. Visit www.foodclothingshelter.org for more info. 15 Park Pl.
In case you missed it, a recent article on the BronxvilleDailyVoice.com said this: A’Mangiare has all the makings of a Manhattan restaurant without losing the classic, homestyle Italian feel. Along with classic Italian cuisine, they serve more than 25 specialty pizzas including Chicken Bianco (chicken, scallions, chopped tomato and Portobello mushroom in a white cream sauce) and Cajun Shrimp (shrimp sauteed with scallions, roasted peppers and mozzarella and seasoned with Cajun spices). To read more click here.
As reported by Bronxville Patch.com: Bronxville Running Company sells everything for the avid runner in your family. Hottest products include the new Garmin GPS watches that track the route you’re running in real time and monitor your cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation all without separate sensors. Click here to read more.
Additional yoga classes have been added to the schedule at Lyte Body Fitness. Starting December 4 classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 pm and from 7:15 to 8:30 pm along with the regular classes on Monday from 6:30 to 7:45 pm and Fridays from 8:45 to 10:00 am taught by Jacqui Stix. 27 Milburn St. www.lytebodyfitness.com.
D.C. Ranieri Insurance Agency wants you to protect yourself with knowledge. How well do you know your auto policy? Take this short Auto Insurance quiz and tell them how you did! Click here. www.dcranieri.com.
Did all the Kennedy remembrances pique your interest in delving deeper into JFK’s life and legacy? Womrath Bookshop has an impressive collection of titles for your reading frenzy over the long weekend. Also, pick up your signed copy of Mitch Albom’s new book, The First Phone Call from Heaven. 76 Pondfield Rd.
Want to start 2014 off on the right financial foot? This Edward Jones perspective video highlights moves to consider, including ramping up retirement savings, reviewing insurance coverage and checking your financial road map. Contact Linda Blakely or Michael Sheridan: 337-2363.
Citrine announces the arrival of new and gorgeous stacking ring sets from Anna Beck. 22 Park Pl.
Every Monday and Tuesday at Fabio’s Hair Studio until Tuesday, December 10 you can choose from the following deals: a blowout for $35; express styles (your choice of classic curls, celebrity waves, or sleek straight) for $25; or braids (cascade, French, or single) for $20. 137 Parkway Rd.
See also shopping events, above.
Here’s the lineup for the piano bar at Underhills Crossing this week: Thursday, November 28, 4:00-8:00 pm – Clare Cooper; Friday, November 29, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am – Mike LaMassa; Saturday, November 30, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am – Jarod Kashkin & Vicky Natale; Sunday, December 1, 5:00-9:00 pm – Katya Grineva. 74.5 Pondfield Rd.
Come to JC Fogarty’s for happy hour on Friday, November 29 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm with DJ Alicia and enjoy drink specials and a buffet. Trivia night is canceled for Thursday, November 28. Here’s the upcoming live music schedule: Friday, November 29 – Cunningham Bros; Saturday, November 30 – Coyote Morning. 60 Kraft Ave.
The first Monday of each month at Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS is “thank you evening.” All wines are half price all night. The next thank you evening is Monday, December 2. For more info: email@example.com.
You are cordially invited to a LUMINA Fundraiser at Park 143 Bistro on Monday, December 2, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Donation: $30 (your donation includes unlimited beer, wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres). Silent auction and raffle: Bid on wonderful items generously donated by Bronxville merchants and much more! RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lumina is an annual literary magazine featuring the art, prose, short stories and poetry of the Sarah Lawrence College graduate writing program. In production since 2001, the staff consists of all graduate writing students and has been supported greatly by the writing program’s administration, staff, and faculty advisors. 143 Parkway Rd.
J. McLaughlin is hosting a Pajama Drive event on Thursday, December 5, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. The store will be accepting donations of new children’s pajamas to benefit The Pajama Program, which collects and distributes pajamas for children in need. Additionally 15% of the purchasing proceeds will be donated to the organization. Festive goodies will be served. 75 Pondfield Rd
Citrine is excited to showcase Jamie Wolf on Friday, December 6. Don’t miss a chance to see this delicate, beautiful line of 18 kt gold jewelry that is featured on celebs and in magazines. 22 Park Pl.
Spruce Home and Garden will host a trunk show with jewelry designer Ellen Crawford on Friday, December 6, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. 48 Pondfield Rd.
Joseph Murray’s collection will be at Citrine on Saturday, December 7. Joseph has been expanding his classic, gorgeous line of brushed 18kt gold and colored gems. Updated pearl jewelry – the hottest fall “trend” – have been his specialty for years. 22 Park Pl.
The Bronxville Public Library presents “Super Saturday Teen Matinees”. There will be a movie shown the first Saturday of every month at 12:00 pm in the Yeager Room. December 7 – Man of Steel. www.bronxvillelibrary.org.
Concordia Conservatory will present a one-act musical, A Christmas Carol by John Higgins, on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 am. Now in its 14th year, this “Annual Holiday Community Musical” features an all-star community cast. Tickets: www.concordiaconservatory.org or 395-4507.
You’ll want to bring the whole family to the musical extravaganza, HOLIDAY IN! (produced by Sheran and Chris Daniele, owners of Ballet Arts) at the Bronxville Women’s Club on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $40 for adults; $20 for children under 12. VIP seating is $80 for adults; $40 for children. Only one performance, so get your tickets early. A great holiday treat for everyone–bringing Broadway to Bronxville! Free parking, too! For more info: www.bronxvillewomensclub.org.
BURRATA Wood Fired Pizza is looking to hire full time cooks and management. Must have at least 2 years’ experience. Email resume to email@example.com.
Rosie’s Bistro Italiano is looking for Hostesses. Part Time and Full Time positions are available. Apply in person at 10 Palmer Ave.
Apple Bank for Savings is looking to hire a full time teller. The primary purpose of this job is to provide prompt, friendly, courteous and efficient service to depositors through the process of all transactions; to recognize customers’ needs and refer them to the appropriate person. The qualified applicant must have strong retail cash experience, prior bank teller experience is a plus, and must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Click here to apply.
Link NY Realty is seeking quality brokers. Learn more here: www.linknyrealty.com/
J&G Italian Deli is seeking part time deli counter people for weekend work. Must be experienced in deli work, slicing cold cuts, making sandwiches. 664-3475. 502 New Rochelle Rd.
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The Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, civic and general interests of the Village of Bronxville and vicinity.
About Bronxville The Village of Bronxville is a mile square community that is 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Our charming English-style Village is nestled along the banks of the Bronx River in Southern Westchester County with a population of 6,200 residents. From its beginnings in the mid-17th century, Bronxville has evolved into one of America’s premiere metropolitan suburbs. The Board of Directors
- Deborah Souccar, President – Refined Journeys
- Robert Krause, Vice President – Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop
- James Van Metter, Treasurer – James Van Metter and Associates Wealth Management
- Stephanie Weston, Secretary – People’s United Bank
- Susan Piper, Advisor – The Silk Road
- Joan Iacono, Counsel – Joan Iacono, Esq.
- Susan Miele, Executive Director
- Donald Gray, Village Liaison
- Patty Breen – Houlihan Lawrence
- John Lee – Bronxville Stationers
- Kevin McNeill – Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese
- Barbara Nichuals – Gramatan Travel
- Paul Ranieri – D.C. Ranieri Insurance
- Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
- Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies