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Chamber Chatter: December 2016 PDF Print Email


By Susan Miele, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Dec. 7, 2016:  Our Mayor's "Buy Bronxville" Call to Action

I'm thrilled with Mayor Mary Marvin for her annual appeal to the community to "buy Bronxville," which appeared in last week's Mayor Marvin--always a stalwart advocate for our business district--provides an irrefutable rationale for buying local. I hope you'll read this and share it with your friends and neighbors. 

Bronxville Hometown Holiday

The second annual Bronxville Hometown Holiday was a big success! Numerous thank-yous are owed, as this event wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of many. For one, the transformation of 118 Kraft Avenue into Santa's Workshop owes in no small part to volunteers Michele MacMillan of Paws and Play Pet Resort, Bob Krause of Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop, and Tammi Kane. The loans of needed props came from Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop, Bow Tie Cinemas, Value Drugs, and The Flower Shop of Tryforos and Pernice Florist. Use of the store was graciously permitted by Admiral Real Estate Services

Event sponsors are NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville Auto Collision, Paws and Play Pet Resort, Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop, and Admiral Real Estate Services. Additional thanks go to volunteers Pam Simpson and the Choristers, the Village of Bronxville, Bronxville Police, Bronxville DPW, the Village of Tuckahoe, Andy McMillan, George McKinnis, Joe Donaldson, Tim McGrath of Fred McGrath Funeral Home, and the Bronxville High School Life Skills students and teachers. We also thank the many Bronxville businesses that participated in the window-decorating contest and the PTA discount. Last but not least, the Chamber is grateful to have the support of the Bronxville PTA in our efforts to remind the community to support our local businesses and looks forward to future collaborations.

Village Decorations

This year you'll find new holiday decorations throughout the business district. On the east side, the Village of Bronxville has purchased lighted garlands to adorn the new light fixtures that were recently installed, as these are now wired for illumination. On the west side, you'll find fresh holiday wreaths that NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital generously donated to the community, purchased locally from Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop. The Chamber thanks Bronxville DPW for hanging these decorations and these sponsors/providers for helping to provide holiday charm to our village!

Free Parking Days

The Village of Bronxville is offering two free parking dates this year as an added incentive to do your holiday buying in Bronxville! The remaining date is Saturday, December 24, when you can park for free in the Kraft Avenue lot, the Garden Avenue lot, and the Avalon lot from noon to 7:00 pm.

Holiday Roundup

Read on for the Chamber's guide to holiday shopping, feasting, and events in Bronxville. We've gotten the countdown started with a roundup of advent calendars. There's still much more to come, so follow us closely all month!


Arthur Lange Inc can help you with your holiday décor! Call him for assistance with tree set-up, light hanging, and decorations. Take the risk and hassle out of decorating! 914-395-0471.

Yes, even the festive holiday décor in the windows at The Flower Shop of Tryforos and Pernice is for sale!

Stop by Mano A Mano to meet the new girl in town--Mademoiselle Bijoux. This glitzy femme adorns the store window and was hand-decorated over a nine-month period by owner Mario Grosso using 5,000 items. Who needs 5th Avenue windows? Gawk right here at all the glitz and glamour right here at home. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Check out the Chamber's holiday décor photo album! Many more images are still to come, but head there to get started.


Mini's Prime Meats & Specialties has an extensive holiday menu available for pickup at the store on Park Place, including extensive selections of appetizers, pastas, and entrees. How about fresh goose? 914-779-1948. 15 Park Pl.

Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese now sells fondue kits at the shop with the perfect blend of Swiss alpine cheeses for a price of only $30. Included are gruyere, appenzeller, and Ementaler. Jazz up your holiday celebration!

Get your prosecco and holiday spirits in town at Station Plaza Wine & Spirits or Bronxville Wines and Spirits. Keep the spirit in Bronxville!

Is your home audio ready for all the holiday parties? Check out the party-ready devices from Bronxville Verizon Wireless.


Coming soon: The Chamber holiday gift guide!

Womrath Bookshop will special-order titles that aren't in stock, and arrival time can be less than a week. Try them first: 914-337-0199. 76 Pondfield Rd.

What better gift for our parents or other older relatives than a membership in Gramatan Village? For more info call 914-337-1338.

Shop for frames, photo albums, and photo gifts at Lewiko Imaging Art! 108 Pondfield Rd.

If online ordering is for you, why not order from your local Bronxville retailers? Online purchasing is available from Station Plaza Wine and Spirits (, Citrine (, Adrian East (, The Silk Road (, La Gravinese Jewelers (, Candy Rox (, and Womrath Bookshop (, to name a few.

Still not sure what to get for everyone on your list? Many Bronxville-area merchants offer gift cards! In addition to those mentioned above, these include Haiku Asian Bistro, Kraft Bistro, Il Bacio Trattoria, Underhills Crossing, Beer Noggin, Ernie's Wine Bar + EATS, Blue Moon Mexican CaféLange's Deli of Bronxville, Stillmeadow Gourmet, J. Pocker & Son, NORTH, Blow & Beyond, Lyte Body Fitness, Bow Tie Cinemas, Fabio's Hair Studio, Bronxville Adult School, Toney Toni and the Gang, Candy Rox, Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary, Value Drugs, Pure Barre Bronxville, The Bronxville Adult School, SoulCycle, and Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, among others.


Book your holiday hair appointments early, as those schedules fill up fast! View the Chambers’s "beauty" directory for Continental 109, Blow and Beyond, Studio One, and Fabio's Hair Studio.

Check out the Chamber's holiday attire photo album (still in its infancy, so keep viewing!) for everything from dressy attire to ugly sweaters.

The Out-of-Towners

Don't forget that The UPS Store can take care of all your shipping needs for those gifts and cookie tins for those outside town. It’s a one-stop shop—bubble wrap, packing tape, packaging, and more. They make it easy so it's one less thing you have to think about. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Traveling for the holidays? Arrange your pooch's holidy with Paws and Play Pet Resort and pick up a gift for his stocking at Provisions for Pets.

For your own excursions, book your airport transit with Eastchester Trip Service.

Supporting Good Causes

The daughters of Steve Ircha of Aegis Capital are once again organizing the Toys for Tots holiday drive in Bronxville, and several Chamber members have agreed to serve as collection sites. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy for a child from birth to age 18. Presents for teenage boys and girls are most needed. Bring your donations through December 24 to Aegis Capital Corp, 26 Paxton Avenue 2D; Drs. Kanganis & Minoli, 20 Studio Arcade; NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, 55 Palmer Ave; People's United Bank, 111 Kraft Avenue; Value Drugs, 80 Pondfield Road; Bronxville Fitness Club, 72 Palmer Road; NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, 55 Palmer Avenue; and Coldwell Banker Carlson, 105 Pondfield Road. All toys go to local charities, including Andrus Children's Center. Over 1,000 new toys were collected in Bronxville last year.


'Tis the season for many holiday events, and the Chamber's online calendar is loaded like Santa's sack! Check there for trunk shows, performances, shopping events, and more. Below are just a few of the many highlights (plus some that have yet to be posted)…

Join Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary in celebrating its five-year anniversary in Bronxville at its annual client appreciation day on Saturday, December 10, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm! Enjoy complimentary chair massage, henna, glitter tattoos, and nibblies. Plus, enter the raffle to win $250 Sanctuary Bucks. The first five people to arrive will receive a gift bag. 14 Studio Arcade.

Join one of America's finest champions of folk music, Caroline Doctorow, daughter of renowned author E.L. Doctorow, for "An American Holiday in Song," an acoustic holiday concert on Saturday, December 10, at 3:00 pm in the Yeager Room at the Bronxville Public Library. The program includes standards, original holiday songs, and several instrumental works. Hosted by Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. A reception follows. Free!

A bunch of trunk shows are being offered this month by Toney Toni and the Gang (Miguel Ases jewelry and Klement scarves) and Citrine (Jewelry by Cari; Lauren Kessler Fine Jewelry; Ray Griffiths). View the schedule on the Chamber's calendar.

All are invited to attend the 102nd Annual Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve at 5:30 pm on the hillside of The Reformed Church of Bronxville at the corner of Pondfield Road and Midland Avenue. A community tradition since 1914, the Bronxville Village Christmas Pageant involves all local churches and ministers and a host of volunteers, and it is supported completely by donations from the community.

Honors and Accolades

A huge congratulations to NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital on the opening of its new $65M cancer center. I had the pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 21, along with assorted local and area dignitaries, to celebrate this momentous event. Read all about it on

This week's New York Times "On the Market" featured a beautiful Spanish revival listing of Alice Regan's of Bronxville NY Real Estate | Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty.

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Be Loyal—Buy Bronxville!

Susan Miele

Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Unveils New Holiday Décor in Business District PDF Print Email


By Susan Miele, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Dec. 7, 2016:  The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce announces the installation of new holiday décor in the Bronxville business district just in time for this year's holiday shopping season. 

New lighted garlands adorn the east side of town, courtesy of the Village of Bronxville, and fresh holiday wreaths can be found on the west side, courtesy of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

The new lighted garlands were purchased by the Village of Bronxville this year to adorn the recently installed street lamps, which now allow electrical supply to the decorations.

Because the new light fixtures currently exist only on the east side, the west side has retained the traditional décor of be-ribboned fresh wreaths, supplied by Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop of Parkway Road for many years, with hand-formed bows. 

This is the first year that the wreaths have been funded by NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

"The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce is grateful to both the Village of Bronxville and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital for providing funding for the holiday greenery," said Susan Miele, executive director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce. "This is another fine example of both parties' dedication to enhancing our community and keeping our downtown vibrant."

The Bronxville Department of Public Works provided the service of hanging the décor throughout the village.

Pictured here:  Susan Miele, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce.

Photo by A. Warner

Bronxville 'Hometown Holiday' Festivities December 2, 3, 4: Tree Lighting, Santa’s Workshop, and More PDF Print Email


By Susan Davis, Bronxville PTA

Nov. 30, 2016:  The Bronxville School PTA and the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce are partnering for the second year to kick off the holiday season and encourage village residents to shop locally.

Known as Bronxville's "Hometown Holiday," the festivities include a tree-lighting, Santa's workshop, a holiday window decorating contest, and discounts at village shops. This year's events are scheduled for December 2 through December 4 and are sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Admiral Real Estate, Bronxville Auto Collision, Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop, and Paws and Play. 

"Bronxville's Hometown Holiday reflects all that is charming and unique about the village, especially its independently owned shops and restaurants," said Nicole Tuck, assistant director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce. "We are delighted that the Bronxville PTA is committed to helping the Chamber celebrate what makes Bronxville so special." 

The Hometown Holiday schedule is as follows: 

Holiday Window Decorating Contest:  Windows to be completed by Thursday, December 1. Teams of Bronxville High School students will decorate various shop windows.

Tree-Lighting Ceremony:  Friday, December 2. Frosty the Snowman helps light the tree in Leonard Morange Square (Parkway Road). Enjoy entertainment and complimentary refreshments, and join a caroling procession to the grand opening of Santa's Workshop at 118 Kraft Avenue. Winners of the Bronxville High School window-decorating contest will be announced. Santa's Workshop will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm; on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; and on Sunday, December 4, from noon to 2:00 pm). Children can visit St. Nick and his helpers and enjoy entertainment and complimentary refreshments.

Holiday Shopping Discounts: Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4. In-store specials and complimentary refreshments at participating Bronxville shops and restaurants. Visit for details.

Events will take place rain, snow, or shine. 

For more information, contact Suzanne Davis of the Bronxville PTA at 914-337-6040 or  CLOAKING or Nicole Tuck of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce at 917-509-7954 or  CLOAKING .

Pictured here:  Santa and helpers in a previous year participating in a holiday celebration sponsored by the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce.  

Photo by A. Warner

Bronxville Life & Style: Special Holiday Gift Edition PDF Print Email



 November 23, 2016
Citrine's Holiday Trunk Shows 

Citrine is bringing the world to you with their Holiday Trunk Shows featuring world class designersfrom London to Australia.  
Below are dates for Holiday Trunk Shows at Citrine
Dec. 3rd
Dec. 7th & 8th
Dec. 9th & 10th
Dec. 16th & 17th
Citrine is located at 22 Park Place in Bronxville.  914-337-2062


Toney Toni Holiday Style & Gifts!
During the holiday shopping seasonToney Toni and The Gang,a fashionable women's clothing store that has been in Bronxville for 21 years, will be filled with unique sweaters, blouses, coats, dresses, scarves and jewelry to wear to Holiday parties or perfect for gift giving. 
They will also host a holiday Trunk Show on December 9th & 10th:
  • December 9th & 10th: Trunk Show featuring handmade creative jewelry by Miguel Ases and  luxurious silk and cashmere patterned scarves by Klements.  
70 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York   
Store Hours: Mon. to Sat. from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sun. Noon to 5:00pm
Shopping by appointment is also available.


Holiday Fun At Weezie D!
Weezie D, a  "Best of Westchester" women's boutique for 2014 and 2015, has been in Bronxville for 11 years.  They will make your holiday shopping fun with festive events and great gifts! 
Holiday fashion trends for this fun store will includelots of sequins, shimmer and glam in dresses and outfits. Gift giving options include costume and sterling silver jewelry plus scarves, shawls, capes, ponchos and handbags....all at moderate prices.
Here are some fun and joyful holiday events coming up:
  • November 30th: Free Holiday Fitness Classfrom 7:00 to 8:30pm.   Plan to come in your exercise clothes and get in shape for the Holidays.  
  • December 7th: "Holiday Sip & Shop"from 6:30 to 8:30pm  where 15% of the stores proceeds will go to the Center for Small Jewels Institute.  You will be able to sign up for raffles and enjoy champagne and cupcakes while shopping. 
  • Toy Drive:  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, customers can bring in toys for the annualToy Driveto benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon.
WEEZIE D. Ladies Boutique
15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York
Store hours: Mon. to Sat. from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sun. from 11:00am to 5:00pm.


Yum Yum Tree Holiday Gift Ideas Include Cashmere, Dresses, Scarves, Bags & More!
Yum Yum Tree, an attractive women's clothing store that has been in 
Bronxville for 20 years, will help make your holiday shopping easy!

Holiday trunk shows:
  • Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Promotions
    • 25% off EVERYTHING regular price
    • Buy 3, get 1 FREE on all Hanky Panky
    • FREE personalization on all Gigi NY bags
    • Shop our lowest markdowns of the season
    • Special doorbusters and gift with purchase offers
    • Register your American Express card now to start receiving double rewards when you shop small at Yum Yum Tree ( a registered small business)
  • Early December: 
    Trunk Show featuring tops, dresses, and jackets from Lola and Sophie....great pieces to take you from day into the evening. 
Gift Ideas:
  • Soft cashmere caps with fur pom poms,cashmere fingerless glovesfor the computer or iphone,  and" Skull Cashmere" sweaters, scarves, beanies and gloves
  •  "Love Quotes,"linen and viscose scarves in lots of colors.
  • Leather handbags, totes, crossbody bags, clutches and wallets in a nice selection of colors, all from GiGi New York.  
  • Jewelry by Sorrelli - crystal stones in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.  
  • Bangkok Beads semi-precious beaded bracelets each with a special meaning.
  • Cashmere travel wrapsfromWhite & Warren which can serve as a blanket, shawl or scarf. 
  • GiGi New York.  Personalization available.

Yum Yum Tree
96 Pondfield Road

Store Manager, Kristina Seeger
Store hours:  Mon-Sat 10-6pm;  Sunday 12-5pm


Come See J. McLaughlin's 
Holiday Collection on December 6th
On December 6th from 2 - 6pm, enjoy holiday refreshments and celebrate the season while you shop J. McLaughlin's HOLIDAY COLLECTION
Extended store hours weekend of Thanksgiving
Friday Nov. 25: 9am-6pm
Saturday Nov. 26:  9am-6pm
Sunday Nov. 27:  10am-5pm
Tricia Penneys: Store Manager
Annie Leone : Assistant Manager
J. McLaughlin
75 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


Holiday Gifts at Topps Bakery
Topps Bakery in Bronxville has some really fun gifts to bring to your holiday parties or give to a friend or teacher!  Here are a couple! 
Gift Basket
Teacher Gifts for the one you'll always remember.  It's breakfast, including gourmet, all-natural pancake mix and syrup from the Brown Family Farm in Vermont, with hot chocolate and maple candy, on a beautiful wood sleigh ornament. Assembled and bowed by hand, in our store, some are decorated as Hostess Gifts too; all smartly priced at $28 and $32.
Pie Candles
Pie Candles $12. Handmade in Ohio, these give a home "that bakery smell."  Choose from 8 flavors for a hostess gift or anyone on a diet this Thanksgiving.  
They even come in a pie box that we are happy to finish with bakery string, 
just like we will do with our 18 flavors of actual delicious pies 
available for Thanksgiving
Homemade Pie Candles
Holiday Gift Basket
Topps Bakery
106 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York


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The Chamber Chatter for November 2016 PDF Print Email


By Susan Miele, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Nov. 9, 2016:  Save the Date

Bronxville's 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration, Dec. 1-4

  • Tree Lighting and Santa's Workshop
  • Discounted Shopping for Bronxville PTA Members
  • Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Stay tuned for details!

Give Thanks in Bronxville

One thing I'm thankful for is that there's been an increased awareness in the community of the importance of buying local. Let's continue this trend and strive to do even better--especially as we head into the holiday season. 

Patronize their businesses. Recommend them to others. How tempting it is, sometimes, to seek out these businesses when in need of a favor and then spend money elsewhere to save time or a few pennies. Bronxville businesses support the community. We need to sustain them. Please give them your business.  

This Thanksgiving, let's be thankful that we live and work in Bronxville. 

Shop for your Thanksgiving delicacies at The Bronxville Farmer's Market. The final market of the season will be on Saturday, November 19, between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Stone Place at Paxton Ave.

Mini's Prime Meats & Specialties has posted its Thanksgiving menu offering, not only the bird, but hors d'oeuvres, sides, pastas, and more. Alternatives to turkey include ham, goose, duck, and a long list of other entrees, and novel starters include filet mignon wrapped in bacon, mushroom risotto cakes, and edamame wontons. Stop in at 15 Park Place or call 914-779-1948.

Place your Thanksgiving order with Stillmeadow Gourmet. In addition to traditional offerings, examples of the less familiar include kale and quinoa salad, cranberry baked brie, and butternut squash soup. Pies are also available, as are "sandwich fixings" for the next day. All meats are hormone-, steroid-, and antibiotic-free.

Underhills Crossing will be open on Thanksgiving for dinner at your place or theirs. Thanksgiving Eve will be an event at the restaurant featuring live piano music and speakeasy cocktails. 74.5 Pondfield Road.

Bronxville Natural is now accepting turkey orders! Place your order at 86 Pondfield Road or call 914-779-3552.

Order your pies from Chantilly Patisserie by November 20. Apple, pumpkin, and pecan are available. To order: 914-771-9400. Located at 135 Parkway Road. 

Order your Thanksgiving dinner from Lange's Deli. Selections include: whole roasted turkey, spiral ham, and more. Be on the lookout for their holiday menu or call 914-337-3354.

Plan ahead for your floral needs! Mrs. Morgan's Flower Shop and Tryforos & Pernice Florists carry beautiful flowers in rich fall hues. Order your arrangement or centerpiece early to have it ready and waiting for you on arrival!

Need the perfect wine to go with your Thanksgiving feast? Station Plaza Wine & Spirits and Bronxville Wines and Spirits can help recommend perfect pairings.

From the archives: Beer Noggin's recommendation for Thanksgiving beers was featured in Westchester magazine!

Womrath Bookshop has an assortment of inspiring cookbook selections to spark your Thanksgiving feast, as well as children's books and greeting cards. 76 Pondfield Rd.

Thanksgiving story craft will be offered on Thursday, November 17, in the children's room of the Bronxville Public Library. Ages 3 and up.

Also view the annual Chamber Thanksgiving photo album to browse what's in store for this holiday in Bronxville!

Jump Start on the Holidays

Need to get your family portrait taken for your holiday cards?  Adrian East has a large assortment of children's holiday attire to dress your little ones in high style. Peter C. North Photography and Video is available for your family portraiture. Frame it at either J Poker & Son or Lewiko Imaging Art!

Bronxville Adult School is offering culinary workshops to elevate your holiday entertaining, including Cooking in Nancy's Kitchen: Holiday Brunch. 

Receive a $25 gift card when you book your holiday party at Blue Moon Mexican Café by November 15!

New Member Welcome

The Chamber is pleased to welcome our newest member: Edwina Sulimirski Physical Therapy is a newly opened private physical therapy practice, conveniently located in the heart of Bronxville Village, providing expert one-on-one care to the local athletes, sporting clubs, schools, and general community of the Bronxville area. Musculoskeletal problems are assessed and treated by a postgraduate trained manual physical therapist with expert qualifications in treating sports and spinal pain. The clinic's aim is to not only relieve symptoms but to identify the cause of each patient's pain and apply treatment strategies to prevent future relapses. Learn more about how Edwina can help: 914-274-0585.

Seasonal Savings and Advice

It's the start of the flu season, and two Chamber members have you covered: Value Drugs is offering flu shots, arranged by appointment or as a walk-in. Additionally, free seasonal flu vaccinations are being offered this month on select dates, courtesy of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and The Community Fund. For both, adults only.

Be Loyal--Buy Bronxville!

Susan Miele
Executive Director

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