Bronxville Business News

October 23-29, 2014

In this issue. . . 

Chamber Change…New York Times Restaurant Review…Alpacas This Weekend…and More!


Don’t miss the Bronxville Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 22. Stone Place at Paxton Ave, Rain or shine! Visit the new BFM website:

Chamber Change 

Effective November 1, this newsletter will switch from a weekly publication to a briefer monthly publication.

Event Recap

The Bronxville Fall Sidewalk Sale was a huge success, with two days of glorious weather—perfect for reaping the benefits from the 45 participating businesses! The Chamber wishes to thank the following for their support of this event: Citrine, for sponsoring the event; Blow & Beyond, Pure Barre, Fabio’s Hair Studio, and Lyte Body Fitness for donating raffle prizes; and Fran Smith of Hunt Woods Manor Design, Roger Petho of Lyte Body Fitness, Paul Ranieri of DC Ranieri Insurance Agency for volunteering their time.

The Bronxville Children’s Halloween Festival was also a smash hit! Many thanks are owed here as well: Our event sponsors were: Ponies – New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital; Gold-Level Sponsors – People’s United Bank; Apple Bank for Savings; Silver Level Sponsors – The Junior League of Bronxville; Trustco Bank; Servpro of Scarsdale/Mount Vernon, Green Mountain Energy, Jumping Jax Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy; EMLJ, and Stanley Stern / Stern Park, LLC. Bob Krause of Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop not only built this event from the ground up some 15 years ago but was instrumental in coordinating the entertainment and beautiful staging. Volunteers who donated their time were Annette Weis of Robert’s Restoration Gallery, Stephanie Weston of People’s United Bank, Lou Maggiotto of Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo, and students from Sarah Lawrence College. The tables and chairs were rented from County Chair Party Rental.

The great posters and flyers you saw for these events were created by Rosemary Campion of Blackbird Creative Services.

Finally, none of our events could ever be possible without the support and efforts of the Village of Bronxville.

Bronxville Farmers’ Market

Jerry Weisgrau & Judy Phaff from Staghorn Valley Alpacas, Serendipity Farm will head out from Delanson, NY long before the sun rises, to be with the Bronxville Farmers’ Market for the day. There will be alpaca goods available to help you get a jump on holiday shopping.

Making News 

Congratulations to Underhills Crossing on the recent review in The New York Times—just in time to celebrate the restaurant’s approaching 20th anniversary in Bronxville!

As mentioned in Westchester Magazine: Soccer and Rugby Imports offers soccer cleats ($20-$300), jerseys ($40-$200), and team uniforms for high schools and colleges. They also create custom polo shirts for golf tourneys and specialty items for fraternities and non-sporting events. As one of the top 10 Adidas and Nike soccer specialty stores in the US, they carry exclusive shoes and other rare products. 40 Pondfield Rd.

Halloween Happenings 

Have you seen the Chamber’s annual Halloween photo album? Check out the preliminary roundup of Halloween merchandise and more around Bronxville, featuring Value Drugs, Womrath Bookshop, Park Place Bagels, Bronxville Stationers, and more—and stay tuned for more to come!

Don’t miss The Reformed Church Nursery School’s Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday, October 25. See events below!

Join Park 143 Bistro on Thursday, October 30, for a Halloween Costume Party. Ghoulish specialty cocktails will be served, a freaky fun DJ will entertain you, and prizes will be awarded to the most original costumes. The fun begins at 9:00 pm. Call 337-5100 or visit for more info.

Fabio’s Hair Studio’s 13th annual Halloween party will take place on Friday, October 31 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The Studio will become a “spooky fantasy world” with ghosts and goblins, spider webs with fluorescent insects, and all other kinds of fun Halloween decorations. The staff at Fabio’s will be doing face paint, make-up, hair styling, and applying temporary hair color to create an authentic look matching each kid’s costume. Call 337-1482. 137 Parkway Rd.

The Annual Children’s Costume Contest at Blue Moon is on Thursday, October 31. All children who dine in costume will be entered to win great prizes! 7-27 Pondfield Rd.

J. C. Fogarty’s will have their Annual Halloween Party 10/31 featuring Sugarush and cash prizes for best costumes! 60 Kraft Ave.

Be sure to place your Halloween orders with Chantilly Patisserie by Saturday, October 25! Call or email them at 771-9400 or

As mentioned in On Friday, October 31, Halloween night, at 5:00 pm, Dr. Sándor Szabó, minister of music and organist at The Reformed Church, will perform a short organ concert featuring a spooky selection of well-known organ music. This event is free and open to all ages. Come in costume and enjoy this festive music before or after trick-or-treating. Admission is free, and a reception will follow. For more info, call 337-6776 or go to

Show off your costume at Mambo 64. If you come in costume on Friday, October 31, your first house cocktail/wine or beer is on them! 222-9964. 64 Main St. Tuckahoe.

 High Tech 

Here’s what a patient had to say after a visit to Dr. Joseph Manzi DDS, PC: “My 10 year old was totally at ease. Who wouldn’t be? There’s TV to watch while in the chair! The office is super high-tech and still warm and welcoming. The staff and Dr. Manzi are friendly and professional. An all-around great experience.” 652-7333. 311 White Plains Rd. Eastchester.  

As reported in Bronxville Patch: “A new nightlife app that’s made waves in New York City has found a spot at a local favorite, Pete’s Park Place Tavern. HouseTab, the nightlife app that lets users send each other drinks, chat, and pay their tabs without waiting for the check, has arrived in its first of many Westchester locations…. The neighborhood spot, known for its 25-Cent Wing Mondays, is paving the way for the future of nightlife in Westchester and beyond.” Cool.

Blow & Beyond’s free app is now available for all Apple and Android products. Book appointments, make purchases, and follow all their social media.

And in Other News… 

New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital’s Breast Cancer support group meets the third Thursday of every month. Join by calling 787-5997. Click here for more info.

For most Americans, retirement by age 65 was always a matter of course. But as Baby Boomers approach retirement age, many are discovering that reality doesn’t quite match their expectations. With savings to rebuild and dependents to support, many pre-retirees turn to working longer as a solution. However, the idea of working longer to make up for unexpected financial burdens may not be realistic. Click here to read more in an article from Northwestern Mutual. Contact your local representative Amir Asadi for more info: 367-0920.

Pure Barre’s Tucktober Fest Team challenge has started! Partner with a friend or they will pair you up. There are lots of ways to earn extra points. Prizes: 1st Place Winners – 1 month free; 2nd Place Winners – $100 in retail dollars; 3rd Place Winners – 3 pairs of sticky socks. Regional Overall Winners win an additional $100 in retail dollars. 2 Cedar St.

Two of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty’s newest members (Nancy Jones and Barbara Nanna) have been featured on the front page of the Patch. Click here to get the insider scoop on these amazing ladies. 620-8985. 2 Park Pl.

Almond French Macarons are now available at Chantilly Patisserie. They taste like ice cream! Click here for a photo. 135 Parkway Rd.

Kid Stuff 

See also Halloween, above.

Jumping Jax Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy will host a wine-and-cheese social (adults only) to introduce the community to their new space and learn about the services they can provide your children. Both the space and the three professionals who provide these services are amazing. The event will take place Wednesday, October 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at 81 Pondfield Rd, Suite 5. 337-0034.

OSilas Gallery’s Self Portrait Workshop on Saturday, October 25, 10:00am-12:30pm, is for ages 7-12. Artist Nelle Davis will teach students how to focus on the face as a composition as they create  mixed media portraits. This is a class about observation, composition, and finding a way to express your idea of self.  Art materials provided. . Cost: $75 ($60 members). To register, call 337-9300 x 2173.


Here are upcoming events for children at the Bronxville Public Library: Thursday, October 23 – 4:00-5:00 pm – Dentist Visit Storytime (registration required); Friday, October 24 – 3:30-5:15 pm – Family Film: Earth to Echo; Monday, October 27 – 10:30-11:00 am – Bitty Babies Storytime; Monday, October 27 – 11:00-11:30 am – Little Steppers Storytime. 201 Pondfield Rd.

More Savings  

Cruise to Tahiti with a $200 Ship Board Credit from Gramatan Travel. Click here.

Provisions for Pets is offering a half-price sale on 12-lb and 25-lb bags of no-grain LiveFree dog food. The 4-lb bags will be $5 off. Be sure to get some before the supply runs out! 779-0414. 110 Kraft Ave.

Shop early and save at Kensington Paper’s annual holiday card sale. Save 15% off on all orders through November 1. Stop in and let them help you find the perfect card. 82 Kraft Ave.

 Events-Shopping, Dining, Education, Entertainment, and More

Don’t miss the Bronxville Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 22. Stone Place at Paxton Ave. Rain or shine!

Attention wine lovers! Wednesday, October 22 is the date of Mambo 64’s first wine dinner. They are excited to tout the virtues and art of wine pairing with their menu, thanks to the expertise of Domenico Spagnolo and are offering 4 courses and 5 wines. The starting wine will be served at 6:30 pm; sit-down dinner starts at 7:00 pm. $60 (tax and gratuity additional). Space is limited. Call to make your reservation: 222-9964. 64 Main St. Tuckahoe.

Light Up the Night, an evening to benefit ANDRUS Children’s Center, will be held on Friday, October 24 at Westchester Country Club from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Cocktails, 6:00 pm; benefit dinner, 7:15 pm. Click here for tickets or to donate.

The Book pARTy Program at OSilas Gallery is for ages 5-10 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Join them for story-time and an art project. A light supper will also be served. Limited space is available. The program will take place the following Fridays from 5:00-7:00 pm: October 24, and November 21. Free. RSVP required. To register, call 337-9300 x 2173.

Born in October? Drink for free at Burke’s Bar from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am this Friday, October 24. Also, get your country on with a great band: Kickin Nash. 645 Bronx River Rd. Yonkers.

There will be an Astley Clarke, London, Trunk Show at Citrine on Friday, October 24 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday, October 25 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm featuring Biography Bracelets–grown up “friendship” bracelets in a myriad of colored gemstones and pave diamond charms. The event will also showcase Astley Clarke’s “Muse” collection of 14kt rose, yellow gold and pave diamond jewelry. 22 Park Pl.

The next Wine School class at Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS is Saturday, October 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The theme will be “Global Expressions of Syrah.” As usual good nibbles will be provided. $60 per person or $100 for two participants. 7 Pondfield Rd.

The Bronxville Green Committee will be sponsoring their fourth “Take Back Day” on Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Bronxville Elementary School lot on Midland Ave. Bring your electronic waste, blankets, towels, and linens for a local pet shelter; the county shredder will be accepting two containers of unwanted paper per visitor.

Wednesday, October 29Jumping Jax Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy Open House. See “Kid Stuff,” above.

Carolyn Jones, award-winning filmmaker, will present her latest documentary The American Nurse on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at Concordia College. An audience Q&A session will follow the film. 171 White Plains Rd.

David Otis Fuller of Bosworth, Gray & Fuller will be teaching a class called “How To Be an Executor” on Thursday, October 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This presentation provides an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor and explains filing for probate, gathering assets, paying debts, the spousal election, beneficiary distributions, and general administration including intestate estates. Learn about your liabilities, responsibilities and commission. $30. Click here to register.

Author Matthew Thomas, who lived in Bronxville and whose bestselling novel “We Are Not Ourselves” is set here, will be giving a talk at Concordia College’s Sommer Center on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm followed by a reception with book sales and signing. Lawrence Hospital and Topps Bakery are mentioned in the book and the critics have hailed the novel as a masterwork destined to be a classic. Free. 171 White Plains Rd.

Trade in your used books at the Bronxville Public Library. For each used book you bring in to swap, trade it for a different book brought in by someone else. They are accepting gently used children’s, teen, and adult books. Book Drop-Off Dates: Sunday, November 2, 1:00-4:00pm; Monday, November 3, 9:30am-5:00pm; Tuesday, November 4, 1:00-8:30pm. Drop off books in the Yeager Room on the lower level. Book Swap Dates: Thursday, November 6, 1:00-8:30pm; Friday, November 7, 9:30am-5:00pm; Saturday, November 8, 9:30am-3:00pm.

On Monday, November 3 at 7:30 pm the Concordia College Music Department presents a special concert featuring taiko drumming. For over a millennium, the taiko drum has been used in Japanese court music, in Shinto and Buddhist folk rituals, and in theater traditions. Concert to be held at the Sommer Center. Tickets are $5. To purchase go to or leave a message at 337-9300 x2424. 171 White Plains Rd.

Christina Stoudt of the Westchester End-of-Life Coalition will be teaching a thought-provoking and informative workshop at the Bronxville Adult School on Monday, November 3, that will take a sensitive but not somber approach to planning for what we would at times prefer not to think about. Click here for more info and to register.

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 Mission Statement:

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


Patty Breen, President – Houlihan Lawrence
Paul Ranieri, Vice President – D.C. Ranieri Insurance Company
Lou Maggiotto, Treasurer – Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo
Stephanie Weston, Secretary – People’s United Bank
Bob Krause, Advisor – Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop
Joan Iacono, Counsel – Joan Iacono, Esq.
Susan Miele, Executive Director
Donald Gray, Village Liaison


Philip Hedger – Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS
Steve Ircha – Aegis Capital
John Lee – Bronxville Stationers and Arista Camera & Imaging
Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
Fran Smith – Hunt Woods Manor Design
Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies

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