White Plains After Hours for Grades 9-12

Friday, June 2nd marked the launch of a new citywide initiative aimed at offering dedicated spaces and events in the evening for White Plains residents in grades 9-12. The Library came together with various City departments and White Plains based organizations after local teens expressed an urgent need for a place to hangout in the evening.

White Plains Teen After Hours is a collaboration between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains, El Centro Hispano, White Plains Recreation & Parks, the White Plains Youth Bureau, and the White Plains Public Library.

City agencies and other organizations are invited to submit their events for teens to be featured on this page. Please click the gray “Submit an Event” bar below and enter details about your event. Events submitted here will also be considered for text alerts.

Citywide After Hours Events
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Below is our upcoming schedule. We have more events to come so check back for more!

Please note that unless stated otherwise, all of our events are free.

April

After Hours at the Library
Friday, April 5, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

White Plains Public Library
Just hang out with friends or take part in activities such as board games and video games, crafts, karaoke, virtual reality, dancing, a photo booth, and more!  Refreshments provided.  This month’s After Hours at the Library features performances and open mic with the WPHS Songwriter’s Club and a visit from ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile!

Wednesdays
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Winning Wednesdays in the Edge
White Plains Public Library
Come hangout in the Edge and play some classic board games and learn some new ones. Plus, snacks! This event is open to teens in grades 7-12.

The Spot (only for high school teens from White Plains)
A free spot to hang out and do something or nothing!
Friday, April 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

White Plains Community Center at Mitchell Place (Iron Tomato is on the corner of Mitchell Place. Walk down to the end of Mitchell Place toward the Westchester Mall. At the Community Center sign, go down the ramp to the side door.)

  • Bingo and Loteria with prizes (starting at 6:30 pm)
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Music
  • Space to chill
  • WPHS Songwriters Club / Karaoke (starting at 7:30 pm)
  • Jewelry Making
  • Food and snacks

Please sign up by April 15th for food ordering purposes: https://forms.gle/cGH2eJCWgjAsnsp68

For more info contact Sheila Foley at sfoley@whiteplainsny.gov
Sponsored by City of White Plains Youth Bureau, Recreation and Parks Department, White Plains Public Library and Thomas H. Slater Center

Past Events:

June

Friday, June 2, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: After Hours in the Edge
White Plains Public Library
Admission:
  
Just hang out with friends or take part in activities such as board games and video games, crafts, karaoke, virtual reality, dancing, a photo booth, and more!  Refreshments provided.

Thursday, June 15th, 5-8pm
Paint Party
40 Youth – pre registration required
Muse Paint Bar – 84 Mamaroneck Avenue
Admission: Free

Friday, June 23, 8:15–10:00 p.m.
Roller Skating at Ebersole Ice Rink
Pre-registration required through cityofwhiteplains.com or by calling 914-422-1336. Limited skates sizes are available.
Admission: $9; skate rental $5.

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
Friday, June 30th, 6:30–10:00 p.m.

White Plains High School
Admission: Free

A fun filled evening of entertainment, giant inflatable rides, food and fireworks.

July

After Hours at the Library
Friday, July 7th,  6:00–9:00 p.m.
White Plains Public Library
Admission: Free

Just hang out with friends or take part in activities such as board games and video games, crafts, karaoke, virtual reality, dancing, a photo booth, and more!  Refreshments provided.

Magic Rocks! with Illusionist Leon Etienne
Thursday, July 13th, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
White Plains Public Library
Admission: Free

Illusionist Leon Etienne was a quarterfinalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, winner of CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us! and SyFy's Wizard Wars, and has astounded audiences on CW’s Masters of Illusion and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Leon has performed at Radio City Music Hall, headlined in Las Vegas, and blown minds at dozens of legendary venues around the globe.
Pool Party at Kittrell
Monday, July 17th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in the pool)

Pre-registration required through cityofwhiteplains.com or by calling 914-422-1336.
75 people max.

Admission: $5 includes entry, DJ, and snacks
Movie Night
Thursday, July 20th, 6:30 p.m.

100 youth – pre-registration will be required YB After Hours Movie Night
Showcase Cinema – City Center
Admission: Free

Taikoza Japanese Drums & Flutes Performance
Thursday, July 27th, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

White Plains Public Library
Admission: Free

Roughly translated, “Taiko” means “big drums” and that’s exactly what this performance brings. Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Hear the 150 lb. Taiko drums give a thunderous voice to traditional and new compositions with big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy alongside the Shakuhachi and the Fue (Japanese bamboo flutes).

August

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1st, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

In front of the Public Safety Building, 77 S. Lexington Ave.
Admission: Free

Rides, bounce castles, food, live entertainment, safety demonstrations.

After Hours at the Library
Friday, August 4th,  6:00–9:00 p.m.

White Plains Public Library
Admission: Free

Just hang out with friends or take part in activities such as board games and video games, crafts, karaoke, virtual reality, dancing, a photo booth, and more! Refreshments provided.

 

September

After Hours at the Library
Friday, September 8, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

White Plains Public Library
Just hang out with friends or take part in activities such as board games and video games, crafts, karaoke, virtual reality, dancing, a photo booth, and more!  Refreshments provided.  This month’s After Hours at the Library features performances and open mic with the WPHS Songwriter’s Club and a visit from ArtsWestchester’s ArtsMobile!

Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27;
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Winning Wednesdays in the Edge
White Plains Public Library
Come hangout in the Edge and play some classic board games and learn some new ones. Plus, snacks! This event is open to teens in grades 7-12.
Bingo
Thursday, September 21st, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

60 youth – pre-registration will be required by 9/11: YB After Hours Bingo Night
Location: White Plains Community Center
Food, fun, & prizes.
Teen Craft Night: Tiny Canvases
Thursday, September 28th
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
White Plains Public Library
Take part in painting tiny canvases. Plus, snacks! This event is open to teens in grades 7-12.

October

After Hours at the Library
Friday, October 6th, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

White Plains Public Library
Just hang out with friends or take part in activities such as board games and video games, crafts, karaoke, virtual reality, dancing, a photo booth, and more!  Refreshments provided.  

Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25;
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Winning Wednesdays in the Edge
White Plains Public Library
Come hangout in the Edge and play some classic board games and learn some new ones. Plus, snacks! This event is open to teens in grades 7-12.
Popcorn, Paint & Pour
Thursday, October 19th, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

60 youth – pre-registration will be required: YB After Hours Expression Through Paint
Location: Eastview MS, Lower Gym
We will have shirts & canvas' available – youth will be able to express themselves through painting.
Teen Craft Night: Zombarbies
Thursday, October 26th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
White Plains Public Library
ZOMBARBIES… Get creative, get creepy, get to dismembering some dolls and bringing them back from the dead. Plus, snacks! This event is open to teens in grades 7-12.

 

March

Wednesdays
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Winning Wednesdays in the Edge
White Plains Public Library
Come hangout in the Edge and play some classic board games and learn some new ones. Plus, snacks! This event is open to teens in grades 7-12.

The Nest Presents: High School After Hours Open Mic
Friday, March 22, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

The Pamplemousse Project
RSVP required at (914) 422-1378. Featured poets: Ms. Yogi & Shamar.

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