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Fun and Fresh: Chappaqua Farmers Market
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Fun and Fresh: Chappaqua Farmers Market

The Chappaqua Farmers Market (CFM) celebrates its 9th season with shoppers from all over Westchester discovering New Castle’s gem of a market right in front of the historic Chappaqua Train Station. The market is committed to bringing locally raised and produced foods to the community, creating a connection between shoppers and small scale food producers...

Summer Concert Series
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Summer Concert Series

Rec Field on Wednesday summer nights is the place to be when New Castle’s Department of Parks & Recreation holds their annual Summer Concert Series. The free series usually starts the first Wednesday after July 4th and concludes around the first or second week of August. Expect to see families dancing or relaxing on the...

The Chappaqua Orchestra
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The Chappaqua Orchestra

Since 1959, the Chappaqua Orchestra has promoted live classical music in the Hudson Valley region by presenting a high-quality musical experience for diverse audiences through community outreach, educational and creative programming. The Chappaqua Orchestra is proud to note its: Together in Music concert which features children from the Special Needs community performing along with the...

How to Stay Informed in New Castle
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How to Stay Informed in New Castle

There are a multitude of options to stay informed about local happenings in New Castle and Mill-wood–from road closures to parades to water main breaks. Below are several of the most popular: The New Castle Community E-newslettersThe New Castle Community weekly e-newsletters are free and contain reports from both the Town Supervisor and Town Administrator....

New Castle Sports
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New Castle Sports

For many New Castle families, life revolves around active sports schedules for their children and sometimes, for mom and/or dad, too. Sports participation can be a positive and health enhancing family bonding experience creating cherished memories, new friendships, and lifelong lessons about good sportsmanship. In New Castle, choices abound including baseball/softball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country/track...

Pool Clubs
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Pool Clubs

Chappaqua boasts four private swim & tennis clubs. The cost to join doesn’t vary too radically–there’s a bond and an annual fee–and all offer rental memberships so prospective members can try them out. Each club welcomes visitors to come and see and consider joining. Birchwood Swim & Tennis on Quaker Road has been a cherished...

Millwood and West End
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Millwood and West End

The hamlet of Millwood, which just celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018, boasts extensive shopping, many choices for both casual and fine dining, and New Castle’s largest and most popular year-round recreation area, the 126-acre Gedney Park, which offers fun and memory-making opportunities for the entire family. Every April, Gedney Pond is stocked with over...

Memorial Day: More Than A Parade
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Memorial Day: More Than A Parade

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Pools are open, playgrounds are busy with active children and sports tournaments are in full swing at town fields. On Memorial Day, Chappaqua residents break from their recreational activities to take part in or observe the highlight of the weekend: the annual Memorial Day Parade. The...

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
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Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) takes place annually in downtown Chappaqua on a Saturday in the fall. Over 140 prominent and beloved children’s book authors and illustrators come from all over the United States to attend and meet fans, sign books and participate in panel discussions and storytime. Visitors arrive from throughout the tristate...

All Aboard
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All Aboard

The daily ritual for many Chappaqua families is getting the kids ready for school but also getting mom and/or dad ready for work. In addition to wonderful schools and other amenities, a major reason many families choose to call New Castle home is the ease of the commute into the city. With so many working...

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