Bronxville Business News

September 18-24, 2014

In this issue. . . 

Tonight! Final Bronxville Summer Concert…Name Changes…

“Pizza Perfection”…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 Special Offer***

Dennis Wonder of Alta Computer Services is offering a 20% discount for installations, network setups, and cleanups—throughout September. Mention the Chamber Special Offer to receive this special rate! Call 924-2901 or email

TONIGHT! Bronxville Free Outdoor Concert: Thursday, September 18

It may feel like summer is over, but the Chamber’s Free Outdoor Summer Concerts aren’t! Tonight–Thursday, September 18–is the last hurrah, featuring Sue and the Fun Ghouls back by popular demand (note this is a change from the band originally announced in the posters). It’s a night of good music, great food, dancing, and general good fun! Park Place will be closed to vehicular traffic. Dine and dance in the street! Check out the coverage of the June concert, featuring the same band, from News 1!

The concert series is possible because of our generous sponsors: James Van Metter Wealth Management, Steve Ircha, Aegis Capital; Patty Breen & Tracy Walsh of Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate; Bronxville Hearing Center; Griffin, Coogan, Sulzer & Horgan, P.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law; EMLJ (on behalf of Green Wood Flowers, Red Pepper, Bronxville Fish Market, Blow and Beyond, Stipo’s Opticians, Pure Barre, Savanna Home, Bronxville Stationers, Arista Camera and Imaging, Topps Bakery, Studio One, Topps Wine & Liquor, Yum Yum Tree, Lange’s Deli, Il Bacio, Womrath Bookshop, Underhills Crossing, Value Drugs, Palm 32, Hickey’s Deli, and Kaito Sushi), Pete’s Park Place Tavern; and Pondfield Trip Service.

 Making News

The New York Times Home Magazine September issue includes a page with listings from Bronxville-Ley Real Estate including a 1,750-sq-foot well maintained and renovated space with a fireplace and expanded modern eat-in kitchen with a family room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Click here. 337-1234.

BURRATA Wood-Fired Pizza was featured on as a restaurant that they LOVE. Click here to read the article that mentions how “few come close to pizza perfection as the ones created by chef Chas Anderson and the staff at BURRATA.”

New Names

After a long stint in Bronxville, Arista Camera and Imaging is under new ownership and has a new…well…image! Starting Friday, the official new name is Lewiko Art Imaging!

Even the new kid on the block has a new gig. Pure Mountain Olive Oil is now…Pure Mountain Olive Oils and Vinegars! Same website:

 New Schedules

Click here for the new fall schedule at Pure Barre with lots of new class times. 2 Cedar St.

Check out the new fall class schedule at FitWalk: Mondays and Wednesdays – 9:15 – 10:15 am and 6:00 – 6:45 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:30 – 7:15 am and 1:15 – 2:00 pm; Fridays – 9:15 – 10:15 am; Saturdays – 8:30 – 9:30 am. Click here to book a class.

  New Merchandise

Check out the new, not-to-be-believed sapphire “shield” ring design from Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry at Citrine. Click here for a photo. 22 Park Pl.

New neon vests have arrived at SilverSpoon! 81 Pondfield Rd.

Lange’s Deli now has a new burger menu. Selections include the Tucson Burger, topped with fresh sliced avocado, melted cheddar and homemade chipotle mayo, the Montauk Burger, topped with grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms and Horseradish Dijon Sauce, and the Italian Burger, topped with Genoa Salami, melted provolone, roasted pepers and garlic mayo. All burgers are 7oz Black Angus Steak Hamburgers. 337-3354.

  Ways to Save

From back-to-school time to year-end preparations, the next few months provide many opportunities to move your family forward toward your important financial goals. Click here for tips from Edward Jones on how they can help and contact Linda Blakely or Michael Sheridan at 337-2363 for personal assistance. 5 Pondfield Rd.

Exclusive end-of-summer art sale at J. Pocker! Take 20% off all framed, in-store art until September 20, including botanical prints, sea life, architecture, landscapes, and maps. 65 Pondfield Rd.

 Ways to Give

Many Bronxville businesses support the Children’s Brain Tumor Project Inaugural Bronxville Road Race, including Underhills Crossing, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence hospital, Pure Barre, SoulCycle, Bronxville Farmer’s Market, Houlihan Lawrence, Fabio’s Hair Studio, Bronxville Running Company, The Silk Road, The Nella Company—and even our perennial summer band, Plan B. Donate to this important organization by clicking here.

Pure Barre’s in-studio raffle is underway. They have some amazing prizes including blow-outs from Blow and Beyond, a gorgeous tote from Breezeway, olive oils from Pure Mountain Olive Oils and Vinegars, a stunning necklace from Mano A Mano and a signed copy of Liane Moriarty’s new book. Tickets are $2 each. 100% goes to their charity My Sister’s Place. Raffle ends Sunday, September 21. 2 Cedar St.

 Kid Stuff

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. Fridays 5:00-7:00 pm. 9/26, 10/24, and 11/21. Free. RSVP required. To register, call 337-9300 x 2173.

Here are the upcoming events for children at the Bronxville Public Library: Thursday, September 18 – 4:00-5:00 pm – Preschool Storycraft; Friday, September 19 – 3:30 pm – Robert the Guitar Guy Concert; Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am-12:00 pm – Lego Club; Tuesday, September 23 – 4:00-5:00 pm – Three Little Engineers.

 High Holidays

Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays at Chabad of Bronxville (Rosh Hashanah – September 24-26 and Yom Kippur – October 3-4). For more info:

Rabbi Morris Barzilai and Cantor Elizabeth Sternlieb will lead a special Holiday Service for families with children of all ages on the afternoons of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Sinai Free Synagogue in Mount Vernon. There will be lots of singing and stories for all to enjoy. Free and open to the community. No pre-registration or tickets needed.

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!

On Thursday, September 18, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, don’t miss a special joint event with Citrine and Toney Toni and the Gang, showcasing the latest in fall fashion and jewels. The event will be held at Toney Toni and the Gang’s store at 70 Pondfield Rd and will include complimentary refreshments. Both Kim Linn and Sarah Reynolds will be on hand to help customers pull together a gorgeous outfit and beautiful jewels to compliment it. What a great idea for fall readiness!

Thursday, September 18: Bronxville Summer Concert – Sue and the Fun Ghouls – Park Place; 6:30-8:30 pm.

On Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 pm, there will be a free reception with book sales and signing with Porochista Khakpour, author of “The Last Illusion,” at Concordia College’s Sommer Center. Click here to register. 171 White Plains Rd.

Underhills Crossing would like to invite you for a fabulous and fit night Friday, September 19 at 6:30 pm, courtesy of SoulCycle and Underhills Crossing. SoulCycle provides the bicycles, Underhills will provide the fit and fabulous food. Class is free. Cycling shoes and water will be provided. Refreshments and light fare will be served. RSVP to 94 Kraft Ave.

Enjoy live music at Blue Moon Mexican Café on Friday, September 19 at 9:00 pm featuring G’Man Power Duo. Come hear their fusion rock blend of classic, southern, contemporary, blues, soul, funk, and cool jazz covers and originals. 7-27 Pondfield Rd.

Kathryn Markel will be giving a lecture called “Inside the Contemporary Art Market” on Friday, September 19 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at OSilas Gallery. Join them for lunch and contemporary art conversation. $45 (members: $35). Call to register: 337-9300 x2173. 

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art will hold open auditions for performers and interviews for backstage production staff for its stage production of “Christmas Every Day”. Community performers (ages 8-18) are invited to audition Friday, September 19, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, September 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, in Stein Hall Room 101.  The musical will be performed December 5-7. For more info click here. 395-4507. 171 White Plains Rd.

 The Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival will take place on Friday, September 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Participating restaurants include An American Bistro, Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Chantilly Patisserie, Mambo 64, and Polpettina. For tickets and info:

ANDRUS Children’s Center invites you to run, walk or stroll their beautiful 107-acre campus on Saturday, September 20, to benefit their work with 2,500 children and families from the NY metro area. Following the charity run, they will hold a Fall Festival open to the community. Fun activities will include hay rides, pumpkin painting, animals, games and more. Food will be available for purchase. Schedule of events: Registration at 9:00 am, Child Race ($10 per child, 12 and under) at 9:30 am, Full Race ($25 includes admission to Fall Festival) at 10:00 am, and the Fall Festival from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Pricing for Fall Festival is $20 per family. Click here to register.

What kid wouldn’t love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig? The Junior League of Bronxville’s Fifth Annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser will provide an opportunity for children to get hands on experience with all types of public service and commercial vehicles. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 20, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, at the Immaculate Conception School Field, located at 53 Winterhill Rd and White Plains Rd (Rte 22) in Tuckahoe (rain or shine). Fabio’s Hair Studio will be doing hairstyles, temporary color and makeup for children! For more info and tickets:

 Fed up with your children begging for sweets? Want to break your own sugar addiction? Learn about the health epidemics in our country and the role food has played. Watch the documentary “Fed Up” on Saturday, September 20 at 9:30 am at Bronxville Bow Tie Cinemas. $10 per person and 100% of the proceeds will benefit My Sister’s Place.Bottom of Form Sign up at Pure Barre, 2 Cedar St.

Join the Sinai Free Synagogue for a Barbecue and Selichot Service on Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 pm. Selichot, which means forgiveness, is a time for introspection and begins the process of preparation for Rosh Hashanah.

Julia B. Fee / Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce their involvement with My Sister’s Place, a non-profit striving to engage each member of society to end domestic violence and human trafficking. Join them in raising funds with “A Taste of Rye” restaurant crawl on Saturday, September 20.

Here are the upcoming events at Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS: Saturday, September 20 – L’Ernies Wine School – Wines of Australia; Monday, September 22 – Dave and Dave’s Live Music Monday; Tuesday, September 23 – Supper in the Cellar Room; Monday, September 29 – Half Price Monday (all wines). Also, be sure to come by for Happy Hour from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, when all by-the-glass wines are reduced by $3.

On Sunday, September 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, the Bronxville Public Library will present a talk by photographer Phillip Buehler and Anna Canoni about the inspiration for Wardy Forty.  Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty tells the part of Guthrie’s life that has, until now, been unknown to most people. Folksinger, songwriter and political activist, Guthrie spent his last years in hospitals suffering from Huntington’s Disease, a degenerative neurological disorder. He was a patient at Greystone Park Hospital from 1956 until 1961 and lived in Ward 40, calling it, “Wardy Forty.” It is here that the then-unknown Bob Dylan first met Guthrie and the torch was passed to a new generation. Wardy Forty is a ten-year collaboration between the artist and Guthrie’s daughter Nora, designer Steven Brower and the Woody Guthrie Archives, and arrived just in time to help preservationists fight plans to demolish this historic hospital.

Join local mixed-media artist Kathleen Nesi at OSilas Gallery to design and create a one-of-a-kind heirloom inspired necklace on Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Learn how to make a beautiful glass-tile charm with a copy of a favorite vintage family photo and create a unique display chain incorporating heirloom costume jewelry, if desired. Materials are provided (with the exception of copies of personal photos and heirloom costume jewelry). View images of heirloom necklaces at To register, call 337-9300, x2173. Cost: $75.

 Mambo 64 chefs are offering private cooking demonstrations along with recipes on Monday, September 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Make a salmon ceviche appetizer; a marinated and skewered hanger steak; a classic home-style Peruvian chicken dish; and a Peruvian potato salad flavored with Ají de Gallina. End with a South American classic, Alfajores: shortbread cookies stuffed with dulce de leche. For info and to register, call 606-6830, ext 1.

Philip Hedger of Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS will be hosting “An Evening of Sparkling Wines at Ernie’s” through the Bronxville Adult School on Monday, September 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Sparkling wine is much more than Champagne, magical as that is. Some are made in the same way as Champagne, while others are made utilizing different production methods, varying countries, different winemakers, and diverse grape, result in a fascinating and wide range of styles and flavors that can be enjoyed year-round with all types of food. $50. Click here to register.

On Tuesday, September 23, at 1:00 pm, there will be a Mediterranean Feast cooking demo with Chef Tina, co-sponsored by Gramatan Village. Both programs are free and open to the public and will be held at Father Fata Hall, Annunciation Church, Tuckahoe.

 On Tuesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 25, anyone 55+ is invited to be a Bronxville Senior for the week. Attend bridge class on September 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 am; exercise classes on September 23 and September 25 from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm; and tai chi on September 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. All of these programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the Edwards Room of The Reformed Church of Bronxville.

Bronxville Seniors will present a special program at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 23, by Robert Riggs and Marilynn Hill on Alexander Masterton and the famous Tuckahoe marble. Light refreshments will follow. Then at 2:30 pm, there will be a half-hour class of Zumba Gold, exercising to music. On Thursday, September 25, at 9:15 am, there will be a book discussion of humorist Roger Rosenblatt’s Rules for Aging. These programs will be held in the Edwards Room of The Reformed Church.

On Wednesday, September 24 there will be a private shopping event at Citrine from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with 10% off every item in-store, a raffle drawing for a $150 Citrine gift certificate, and refreshments and food served. Additionally, enjoy a free private SoulCycle class from 4:45 to 5:30 pm. RSVP by September 20 to or call 337-2062.

Lyte Body Fitness is offering an 8-week Mat Pilates class series through the Bronxville Adult School, starting Wednesday, October 1. Classes will take place Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at 27 Milburn St. #2. Students can register here. Curious about this class? Register for a complimentary demo class on Wednesday September 24 from 7:00 to 7:30 pm Click here to register!

People’s United Bank and the Bronxville Historical Conservancy cordially invite you to The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration of the revitalized Bronxville Village Clock on Thursday, September 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at People’s United Bank, 111 Kraft Ave. RSVP to Stephanie Weston at 771-4127 or Refreshments will be served.

There will be a Meditation & Breath-Work Class with Stephanie Filardi on Thursday, September 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary. Learn 3 breathing techniques to help bring ease, calm and clarity into body, mind and spirit. $10 suggested donation, proceeds go to Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, in support of developing and rigorously evaluating yoga-based programs to transform schools and health care. Limited spots, RSVP required: 337-9356. 14 Studio Arcade.

Join the NY Mets and Operation PROM at Citi Field on Friday, September 26. A portion of each ticket purchased through this offer will benefit Operation PROM. Sit together with friends, family, and fellow Operation PROM supporters in Promenade Infield and Baseline Silver sections. For more info contact Stu Cohen at 718-559-3046 or

On Saturday, September 27, at 3:00 pm, The Junior League of Bronxville will team up with SoulCycle for the JLB Ride for Hunger. All proceeds from this event will go to the JLB’s outreach programs that specifically focus on alleviating hunger and promoting proper nutrition in its service area of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mt. Vernon, Tuckahoe and Yonkers. They are looking for riders (all levels) to join this event (max: 54). Tickets can be purchased at and cost $40 per bike (includes ride, shoe rental, and water). $60 Benefactor tickets are also available. Email

OSilas Gallery’s next En Plein Air: Painting Workshop on Location will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join artist Flladi Kulla for a series of Saturday workshops and try your hand at painting in the impressionistic tradition of “plein air.” Bring your portable easel and materials of choice on an adventure outside the studio. For adults and teens. Cost: $125 per workshop ($100 members). Additional dates: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15. Call to register: 337-9300 x2173.

Join the Town of Eastchester in its celebrations of its 350th birthday with a concert of American music on Saturday, September 27, beginning at 2:30 pm at The Bronxville Women’s Club. Enjoy songs from Colonial and Indian favorites to spirituals, art song to Broadway, and more! Acclaimed soprano Yolanda F. Johnson will be joined by baritone David Orcutt and pianist Michael Eisenberg. A reception with light refreshments will follow the concert. There is no charge for tickets, but seating is limited; there will be unreserved seating if space allows. To reserve your tickets, call 793-3515. The concert is open to the general public, not just those living in Eastchester. RSVP by September 24. Click here to read more about the composers and musicians. 135 Midland Ave.

Bronxville’s second annual Salute to Seniors Day will be held on Saturday, September 27. This day-long celebration of our older neighbors is co-sponsored by the Senior Citizens Council, Bronxville Senior Citizens and Gramatan Village, with support from the Village of Bronxville, New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, The Community Fund and the Bronxville Rotary.  Festivities begin at 10:00 am on the lawn of the Bronxville High School (rain location: Village Hall). Community organizations will have informational tables on Pondfield Road, and many local businesses will be offering “Silver” discounts and specials for seniors. In the afternoon, The Bronxville Public Library will welcome seniors to a performance by Elvis tribute artist Dino Bravo. All are welcome to join this special day for our older friends and neighbors. Info:

Employment Opportunities

Park 143 Bistro is looking for an experienced hostess. Inquire within; bring resume and references. 143 Parkway Road,

Rosie’s Bistro Italiano is looking for experienced servers and a food runner; flexible schedule.

Apply in person at 10 Palmer Ave.

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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
James Van Metter, Treasurer – James Van Metter Wealth Management
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
Lou Maggiotto – Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo
Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
Fran Smith – Hunt Woods Manor Design
Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies

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