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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Program & Event Changes Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 is disrupting everyone’s lives. The City of White Plains, like many others, has had to make a number of changes to its events, programs, and services. This news item will be updated regularly and we hope it will serve as a fast and easy way for residents to check on the status of events, programs and services offered by the city. We encourage residents to check this item regularly for the latest information.

Announcements:

City buildings and facilities continue to be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. We continue to make this a priority. In our parking garages, we have commenced a twice daily sanitizing procedure that includes all pay stations, parking offices, and elevators.


White Plains Public Library

Out of an abundance of caution, the White Plains Public Library will be closed to the public starting Sunday, March 15th. We will be sharing more information about how you can use our virtual services in the days to come. In the meantime, we have a robust e-book and e-audio collection available, as well as many resources for streaming media, including Kanopy, an excellent film collection.


NEW: The building is closed, but the library is open!  Check out the redesigned website designed for at home learning!  https://whiteplainslibrary.org/
Call Us: 914-422-1400 or Text Us: WPPL to 66746, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.


The White Plains Public Library, along with many other libraries in Westchester, will suspend all intra-library and inter-library loans for the foreseeable future. We believe this is in the best interest of both staff and patrons. This means library patrons will no longer receive items from other libraries and we will no longer send out our items to other libraries. If you have a hold on material owned by White Plains, then it will be held for you like always. However, you may still return your items to any library in the Westchester Library System and borrow materials from any library. We know that this is an important service, and we plan to bring it back as soon as possible.


Recreation & Parks Department

NEW: At this time the White Plains Recreation and Parks Dept offices at 85 Gedney Way and Community Center located at 65 Mitchell Place will not be open to the public. However, staff will be available during  business hours to answer calls and emails. Those interested in registration for Spring/Summer programs may do so on-line at www.cityofwhiteplains.com, or by calling the Recreation office at (914) 422-1336 during normal business hours.


Out of concern for the health and well-being of our program participants, staff, and fellow residents the Recreation and Parks Department has decided to cancel all programs and activities effective March 13th until further notice, as a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus and support the City of White Plains’ efforts to promote social distancing. We do not take this action lightly and came to this conclusion after careful consideration and discussion with public health experts. We hope this passes very shortly and that activities can begin with a healthy and robust spring season. We wish you safety and good health!


Senior programs held at the White Plains Community Center, 65 Mitchell Place, will be suspended effective Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 29th. 


Youth Bureau

The White Plains Youth Bureau will suspend the following Saturday programs beginning this Saturday, March 14th:

Boys Academy

Girls Academy

Battle Hill Teen Lounge Program

My Brother’s Keeper Program

The Open Gym Program

The Girls Rosebud Program

Music Program

Programs are currently scheduled to re-start on Saturday, April 11th.

SUMMER CAMP: We are still accepting Summer Camp Applications. There is a mailbox in the vestibule at the main office where you can drop off completed applications and payments.

Office is closed to the general public.   

We are open to receive phone calls and emails Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Email: whiteplainsyouthbureau@whiteplainsny.gov; Phone: 914-422-1378  

The White Plains School District will be opening feeding centers starting Monday, March 23.  Please contact the School District for further information.

Please visit our web site for regular updates: www.whiteplainsyouthbureau.org

We will also be posting information through Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Summer Youth Employment Applications will be available April 25th.



White Plains School District

NEW:  The White Plains School District will be closed for the remainder of this week. This decision will be re-evaluated in 5 day increments.

In connection with the school closure, the White Plains Youth Bureau will also be closed.


Program and Event Cancellations & Postponements:


The White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, has been canceled.


White Plains Library Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala scheduled for March 14th, has been postponed.


AARP has decided to suspend the AARP Tax Aide program at the White Plains Public Library for the weeks of 3/16 and 3/24. They will re-evaluate after the 24th. Please check the Library website, https://whiteplainslibrary.org/, for updates.


The Youth Bureau’s Women in STEM Forum scheduled for Sunday, March 29th will be moved to the fall.


The Youth Bureau’s Grandpas United Sports Talk scheduled for Monday, March 30th has been canceled.


The Youth Bureau Arts Show: Soulful Homecoming scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd.


The STEAM Fair/Youth Bureau Open House scheduled for Saturday, April 25th has been canceled. The Open House will be rescheduled for the fall. The STEAM Fair will not be rescheduled.


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