Saturday, Dec 02nd

MusicFestivalOn Saturday, June 3, 2023, the Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) will host its 3rd Annual Scarsdale Music Festival, presented by Morgan Stanley. The event will take place rain or shine in Scarsdale Village and is a family-friendly community event that will bring together people of all ages to celebrate their love of music, food and community.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2023 Scarsdale Music Festival. Please contact

Apply to perform or become a food vendor at

Bands from Scarsdale as well as from the greater Westchester County and New York metropolitan areas will perform throughout the day on one of two main stages. Acknowledging our community's connection to the city and surrounding regions, we've begun an expanded regional talent search to welcome new sounds and new followers to our downtown area.

Restaurants in the downtown area will open their doors, and a variety of food trucks and other food vendors will line the streets. The SBA has once again partnered with the Scarsdale Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) to make the Scarsdale Music Festival a zero-waste event.

The 2023 SMF will feature a ZACHYS wine-tasting experience in addition to craft beer and spirits tastings. Attendees 21+ can also purchase adult beverages by the glass.

An expanded Family Fun Zone will feature balloon artists, face painters, arts and crafts, games, musical demonstrations, family activities and much more!

The 2023 SMF will be donating a portion of proceeds to the Center for Cancer Care at White Plains Hospital. Their donation will help fund their mission to provide third-party transportation for better access to appointments and provide specialized staff as "patient navigators" to assist in understanding the cancer treatment process.

The Scarsdale Music Festival is a not-to-be missed experience! The SBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Village of Scarsdale and its local businesses.

For event information and to apply to perform or become a food vendor: visit and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @scarsdalemusicfestival.

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For more information about the Scarsdale Business Alliance: and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @scarsdalebusiness.

stumpfWorks by Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius will be performed at Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra’s 2022-2023 season opening concert on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY. Under the direction of Jun Nakabayashi, the orchestra will perform selections from Grieg’s familiar and much beloved Peer Gynt, Tchaikovsky’s graceful and elegant Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring renowned cellist Peter Stumpf as soloist, and Sibelius’ Pelléas et Mélisande.

General admission is $20; HBMS Students may attend free of charge. Program and artist is subject to change. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

About the Festival Orchestra
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Lauded as one of the finest high school orchestras in the United States by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Festival Orchestra performs three concerts annually; two are with guest artists of international stature. Members of the Orchestra also participate in sectional coachings with musicians from the New York Philharmonic.

About Peter Stumpf
Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He received a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist's Diploma from the New England Conservatory.

A dedicated chamber music musician, he is a member of the Johannes String Quartet and has appeared on the chamber music series at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the Boston Celebrity Series, the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Casals Hall in Tokyo, and at the concert halls of Cologne.

He has performed with the chamber music societies of Boston and Philadelphia and at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico as well as the Festivals of Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bridgehampton, Ottawa, Great Lakes, Ojai, Spoleto, and Aspen. He has toured with Music from Marlboro, the Casals Hall Ensemble in Japan, and with pianist Mitsuko Uchida in performances of the complete Mozart Piano Trios.

Concerto appearances have been with the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Virginia Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Connecticut String Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, the American Youth Symphony, and at the Aspen Music Festival.

His awards include first prize in the Washington International Competition, the Graham-Stahl Competition, and the Aspen Concerto Competition and second prize in the Evian International String Quartet Competition.

For Additional Information
For additional information: 914-723-1169,,


After a two year hiatus and a shift to another season, the Scarsdale Forum hosts its thirteenth annual membership party, OCTOBERFEST 2022, on Saturday, October 29, at the historic Scarsdale Woman’s Club, 37 Drake Road from 1 PM to 5 PM. Rain date is Sunday, October 30, 1 PM to 5 PM.

Among the highlights of the day will be an old fashioned barbecue on the Great Lawn of The Scarsdale Woman's Club and the artisanal beers brewed by Forum member Bruce Wells. The Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp, the Scarsdale Police Department and the Scarsdale Fire Department will display their vehicles and highlight their services to the community. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Advanced Jazz Ensemble will perform at 2:20 p.m. Assorted lawn games and arts and craft activities will provide additional entertainment for families and their children. Celebrate the Halloween weekend in costume; the face painting station will add just the right touch to your attire! The conversation is always lively around the beer tasting station and the cider and dessert stations promise the same.

Scarsdale residents are welcome to the social event of the fall season and one of the best parties of the year! Admission $35, children under the age of twelve free.

Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are encouraged. Please RSVP by Monday, October 24.

Current Member, register at:
Not yet a Member? Complimentary first-time membership through 4/30/2023, register at:

Reservations can also be made by mailing a check to Scarsdale Forum Inc., P.O. Box 86, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Event Contact: Lena Crandall at:, 914-874-3779.
Scarsdale Forum Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to community education through discussion and analysis of issues relevant to Scarsdale residents. Since 1904, it has contributed meaningfully to village affairs through written reports, public speaker events and committee discussions. Membership is available to all Scarsdale and Mamaroneck Strip residents, regardless of citizenship status.




SectionAAWinnersOn Sunday October 30, the Raiders secured the championship win against New Rochelle at Lakeland. Words cannot describe the eruption of emotions when the clock ran out. Feelings of excitement, relief, redemption, and unity were simultaneously at all-time highs. Championship plaque in hand, the team reveled in the moment and the journey that had taken them there.

Earlier that day, former captain, Luke Peltz, had given the team an inspirational pep-talk, hoping to motivate them to take it a step further than they had last year. During warm-ups, Scarsdale looked mentally ready for the challenge and set to win.

The start of the game showed intensity from both teams, but was scrappy and unrepresentative of the level at which they played at other times throughout their season. Fans, as well as the team's benches, were suspicious and angered by many of the referee's calls. The hard fought first half ended in a draw.

The second half brought about the defining moment. Off a corner, after many touches, the ball crossed the goal and Lorenzo Galeano got a clean angle to score the game-winning goal. The raiders exploded, knowing that if they could stay focused for the rest of the half, the title would be theirs. Keeping a strong defensive line, the 1-0 lead lasted till the buzzer and deemed the Raiders triumphant.

Awards: Leo Khang, Lorenzo Galeano, and Nico Galeano were awarded All Section, with honorable mentions to Lucas Kantor and Lev Stahl. Nico Galeano was awarded League MVP. Zach Ruback, Henry McAllister, Alex Duval, and Matthew Choe were awarded All League, with honorable mentions to Zach Grossberg and David Wang.

It’s not over yet! The Raiders will take on either Warwick or Corning (TBD) in the regional finals on Saturday at Yorktown High School at 11:30. The team looks forward to the next challenge.

Barro9This year, for the first time, Halloween Window Painting in Scarsdale Village was accompanied by the music of young local musicians who performed under the dining tent while the painters were at work.

Organized by the Friends of Music & the Arts, student musicians were invited to perform and bring their music to the ‘Dale on Sunday October 16, in the midst of the painting contest.

At the same time, student artists enjoyed free snacks provided by FMA | Friends of Music & the Arts and parent volunteers connected while the kids painted. The Village was abuzz and this year, FMA helped make it really swing.

FMA is the nonprofit parent booster group supporting Scarsdale’s art, band, orchestra, chorus and theater students. It runs on parent volunteers and family donations. To give and get involved visit

Below find photos of the performers as well as portraits of the young painters at work, taken by SHS student Danielle Barro.


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Henry Nova SHS SenioreSHS Senior Henry Nova IsaacWood MtteoSohnIsaac Wood, SHS senior, on guitar with Matteo Sohn, SHS sophomore, at the keyboardMiaandJamesWilsonMia Wilson, SMS 7th grade (with younger brother James at her side)JuliannaFangSHS Junior Julianna FangFAMSnacksFMA distributed free drinks and snacks

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