St. Gabriel’s Parish is sponsoring a trip to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City on Tuesday, June 7. The bus will leave St. Gabriel’s at 8:30 a.m. and will return at about 8 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30; casino rebate $30. On June 25, a trip to the Race Track is sponsored. Cost: $68. On Sept. 15, a trip to the Westchester Dinner Theatre to watch ‘Altar Boyz.’ Cost: $67. You may send in your full or partial payment as soon as possible to reserve your space. For more information, call 718-548-4470. St. Gabriel’s’ Church is located at 3250 Arlington Avenue.
Brandeis Group to hold spring luncheon
The Riverdale Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon and Installation on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at The Riverview, One Warburton Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y. The installation of ofﬁcers for the coming year is scheduled for 11A.M. and will be followed by the luncheon at 12 noon. Entertainment will be presented by Gary Lovett, door prizes will be offered
and Granny Franny will display her boutique of antique jewelry. Subscription is $60.00 by advance reservation only. Please send check, payable to B.N.C., to Mrs. Jessie Wallerich, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway-Apt. 5B, Bronx, N.Y. 10463, by May 19th. The menu includes salmon, chicken or a pasta as the main dish. Guests should indicate their choice on their check. Transportation, if needed, will be provided for $10.00 round trip and must be requested on a separate check. All proceeds will beneﬁt the Brandeis Student Scholarship Fund.
ber 1, 2011. All submissions should be sent via email to Bronxplayfestival@gmail. com. Musical submissions must also include a Demo CD. Playwrights must be 18 years of age or older. Limit of 2 submissions per writer. Please direct questions to Bronxplayfestival@gmail.com For more information, please contact Ben Becher at 718-548-8200 ext 208 or email at BBecher@RiverdaleY.org. The Riverdale Y is located at 5625 Arlington Avenue.
Calling All Bronx Playwrights
New York Yankees executive Ray Negron and tennis great Cliff Richey were the honorees at the RMHA 52nd Anniversary Gala on May 4 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Richey, through his candid chronicling of his battle against depression, and Negron, through decades of community service, exemplify dedication to expanding public awareness of mental health issues and the importance of treatment. Cliff Richey is a legend of American tennis, author of the book, ‘Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion’s Toughest Match.’ He travels the country to share his story and inspire hope. Bronx native Ray Negron became a Yankee batboy, played minor league
Riverdale’s award-winning theater program, Riverdale Rising Stars, presents the First Annual Bronx Play Festival. Bronx Play Festival (BPF) will produce original short plays or musicals by Bronx writers, ﬁnally giving a voice to our home-grown artists. All Playwrights must either live, work, or attend school in our Bronx Borough. BPF will present selected plays in Staged Reading presentations open to the public. Selections will be made by a panel of playwrights, actors and directors. All readings will take place at the Riverdale Y theater, where the audiences will then vote on their favorite play. Submissions must be 5 to 30 minutes long. Deadline for submissions is Septem-
RMHA gala honors sports ﬁgures
baseball and went on to become a Yankee executive. He has devoted himself to assisting individuals and communities coping with addiction and other mental and physical challenges. Mark Sturgeon, LCSW, Director of the RMHA Resolve Center for Recovery, spoke of the power of relationships to heal and the work of the Center which serves persons with chemical dependency problems and their families. Riverdale resident, Rosemary Paulino, Administrator Director, was the ﬁrst recipient of the Helen Meyers Staff Excellence Award established in honor of the late Dr. Helen Meyers, Director of RMHA for 28 years. For further information, see RMHA’s website at www.rmha.org.
Riverdale AARP Chapter to meet
The Riverdale Chapter 1546 AARP will meet on Wednesday, May 18at 12:30 p.m. at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church at 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway West. At this informative meeting Eric Schneider, a retired school teacher, will present a tour of the White House with slides and commentary. The community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Manfred Segal at 718-549-0088.
The RIVERDALE REVIEW • Thursday, May 12, 2011
St. Gabriel’s Parish to sponsor trips