UPCOMING MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7:30 pm -- Membership Program held in-person at Scott Room, Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, and livestream via Zoom.
This is our Annual Membership Meeting! Officers, At-Large Directors, and Nominating Committee members elected, so all members are highly encouraged to attend.
The event will take place in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 pm and the meeting will start at 8:00 pm. This event will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is not required for in-person attendance but is required to join the livestream.
PAST MEETINGS & PROGRAMS, 2021
SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES
"A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SCARSDALE: A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT"
Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3:00 PM -- Scott Room, Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, and livestream via Zoom
The event will offer an engaging group discussion by four distinguished Scarsdale residents who have been at the forefront of Scarsdale’s real estate, journalism, government, and civic affairs, each leaving their mark on almost every facet of life in Scarsdale: Lynne Clark, Anne Janiak, Linda Leavitt, and Evelyn Stock. Each of these extraordinary panelists has held titles ranging from President of the Board of Education, Editor-in-Chief of the Scarsdale Inquirer, Mayor of Scarsdale Village, President of the League of Women Voters, President of the Junior League of Central Westchester, community organizer and much more.
This panel will offer their insights and reflections on living and working in Scarsdale, including defining moments they’ve experienced, things that have surprised them about Scarsdale, and changes they have encountered over the years. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jordan Copeland, Associate Village Historian, and Dara Gruenberg, Friends of the Scarsdale Library President and Forum Board Member.
The event will take place in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale. The event is co-sponsored by the Scarsdale Forum, Scarsdale Public Library, and Scarsdale Historical Society. It is free and open to the general public. This event will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is not required for in-person attendance but is required to join the livestream.
SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES
"ON THE FRONT LINES WITH ADL"
Sunday, March 13, 2022, 3:00 PM -- Program held via Zoom
The Anti-Defamation League, better known as the ADL, is in the forefront of combating antisemitism, hate and extremism in all its destructive forms, and defending civil rights. Through community-based programs, intelligence gathering, legal battles, media presence, educational efforts, work with law enforcement, interfaith/intergroup efforts, and advocacy, ADL focuses on wide-ranging topics such as hate crimes, digital hate, extremism, bullying and cyberbullying, criminal justice reform, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, free speech, equity in the workplace, immigration rights ... and so much more.
We confront these issues in our own communities and hear about them in the news. Please join us for what promises to be a highly engaging panel discussion featuring two of ADL's local experts: Scott Richman, Regional Director of ADL’s New York / New Jersey Office, and John Harris, Scarsdale resident and past Board Chair of ADL's New York Region. The event will be hosted by Forum Program Chair Alexandra Tagami Vargo and moderated by Eli Mattioli, President of the Scarsdale Forum, followed by audience Q&A. This event is co-sponsored by ADL Westchester. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
MARCH PROGRAM WITH BEN BOYKIN, MEMBER OF THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 8:00 pm -- Program held via Zoom
We invite you to join us on Thursday, March 10th to hear Ben Boykin, who is serving his fifth term as a member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, discuss matters of significance being considered by the Board. Boykin recently completed four years serving as Chair of the Westchester County Board. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
FEBRUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH MAYOR JANE VERON
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8:00 pm -- Membership Meeting held via Zoom
We invite you to join us on Thursday, February 10th, to hear Mayor Veron discuss the issues currently facing the Village of Scarsdale at this unprecedented time and to give an overview of the current direction of the budget.
DECEMBER PROGRAM ON "THE STATE OF THE STATE" WITH NY ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 8:00 pm -- Membership Program held via Zoom
Please join us for a presentation by NY Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, who will shed light on legislation in these extraordinary times and the forecast for 2022, followed by Q&A.
NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON "THE STATE OF THE SCHOOLS"
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 8:00 pm -- Membership Meeting -- Scarsdale Public Library and via Zoom
Scarsdale Board of Education President Karen Ceske and Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman will address Scarsdale Forum members for the annual "State of Our Schools" program, with a question and answer session to follow. The program will take place at the Scarsdale Library, 54 Olmsted Road, and via Zoom.
SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES
SANDOR FRANKEL, "THE ACCIDENTAL PHILANTHROPIST"
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 3:00 PM -- Program held via Zoom
Join us for a presentation by longtime Scarsdale resident and lawyer Sandor Frankel about his recently published book, The Accidental Philanthropist, which recounts the fascinating story of how Frankel became a trustee of the late Leona Helmsley’s $5 billion dollar charitable trust. The event will be hosted by Forum Program Chair Alexandra Tagami Vargo and will include a moderated discussion with the author and Scarsdale Forum President Eli Mattioli, followed by audience Q&A.
All members of the public are welcome.
About the Author: Sandor Frankel is a practicing lawyer in New York City. A graduate of NYU and Harvard Law School, he has served as a staff member of the White House Task Force on Crime; as Temporary Counsel to the National Commission for Reform of Federal Criminal Laws; and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, and received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Beyond A Reasonable Doubt. Frankel represented the late Leona Helmsley and the Helmsley organization for many years. He is a trustee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, one of the largest private philanthropies in the United States.
OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH NYS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 8:00 pm -- Membership Meeting -- Scarsdale Public Library and via Zoom
New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the NYS Senate Majority Leader, will address Scarsdale Forum members on Thursday, October 7 at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, and via Zoom.
Doors open at 7:30 pm and the program will begin at 8:00 pm. The program is free and open to the public.
Senator Stewart-Cousins, who represents Scarsdale and neighboring communities, will discuss relevant issues now being considered by state legislators.