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Downtown White Plains: Current Trends and Future Possibilities

The League of Women Voters of White Plains and co-sponsor Rotary Club of White Plains presents their Fall 2016 program, Downtown White Plains: Current Trends and Future Possibilities, to be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 7 pm – 9 pm in the Church Street School Auditorium.

Hear from a panel of professionals about the tools available to influence development and how communities can utilize those tools and resources to impact change. They will share examples of current efforts to boost downtown White Plains and success stories from other communities.

Jazz Fest Returns to White Plains This September

Top Jazz Acts to Perform at County’s Premiere Music Festival

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 6, 2016) – ArtsWestchester is pleased to announce the return of White Plains Jazz Fest, celebrating its 5th season. The festival, which kicks off on September 20, is a collaboration between ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains and the White Plains BID to spotlight top jazz musicians in Westchester County.

"This festival is growing bigger and better than ever," said Mayor Thomas Roach. "It has become a White Plains tradition."

Redevelopment eyed for aging White Plains Mall

The Journal News, Richard Liebson, August 16, 2016

The first mall built in the city will be torn down and replaced with a 20-plus story residential tower, townhouse-style apartments, stores and a parking garage topped by publicly accessible green space if developers follow through on preliminary concepts discussed at a recent Common Council meeting.

Review: At Pax Romana in White Plains, Eating as the Romans (Mostly) Do

The New York Times, Alice Gabriel, August 5, 2016

Pax Romana, an eating emporium that opened last February in White Plains, is a smart salute to the culinary traditions of Rome. In a city where Bloomingdale’s must stand in for the Coliseum, and the gushing water feature in front of Trump Tower at City Center is as close as you’ll get to anything remotely like the Trevi Fountain, the team at Pax Romana is valiantly turning out plates of cacio e pepe and spaghetti carbonara for an appreciative pubblico (public).

White Plains Jazz Fest Wins Best of Westchester

The White Plains Jazz Fest was named "Best Jazz Festival" by Westchester Magazine! You can see the "Best of Westchester" feature in their July 2016 issue.


White Plains Education & Training Center Open House

Open House
Thursday, June 2 at 6 pm - 7 pm
Thursday, June 9 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
303 Quarropas Street


Millennials wanted: Westchester communities lure young people

The Journal News, by Richard Liebson, May 8, 2016

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach said that, by encouraging development of housing in the business district, and negotiating with developers to make public improvements, the city is "creating an exciting, vibrant downtown."

"We've been successful in attracting not just millennials, but empty-nesters and people in general," he said.

Roach agreed that bringing young professionals into the region was critical.

June 15 - White Plains Transit District Public Engagement Meeting

The next public engagement session for the downtown transit district study is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm in the NY Power Authority building, located at 123 Main Street, 1st floor Jaguar Room.