Event: AAPI Brave Space Discussion: The Town of Pelham Public Library presents:  Pelham Perspectives: An Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Discussion With the continuing rise of violence, hate, and bias targeted at the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, the Town of Pelham Library invites all Pelhamites to join a Brave Space session focused on the AAPI perspective on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8 pm. A Brave Space is a safe and open place for all of us to authentically engage and collectively collaborate on our way forward together. The goal is to create a productive dialogue in which people speak honestly and critically from experience toward mutual learning and actionable insight. Hear from your AAPI neighbors and friends on their personal experiences, cultural insights, and constructive ideas. There will be an opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences and ask questions. Together we can start to chart a course forward on a shared cause of stopping AAPI hate. This Brave Space event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8pm.  Register by clicking here to reserve your spot. Participants must agree to not record or photograph the event. For more information, contact Augusta Turner at [email protected] or 914-738-1234.  Our Brave Space panelists: Jeffay Chang, recovering attorney, finance executive, 16-year Pelhamite, avid racquets sports enthusiast Sun Sun Chung, organization effectiveness executive, college-age son and daughter, French baking enthusiast, 16+ year Pelham resident Sing Duffy, hedge fund controller, mom of 2 girls, 7-year Pelham resident Dr. Andy Lee, vascular surgeon, father of 2 high school seniors Michael Ming, Pelham resident since 1997, Pelham Civics president, decent golfer Liam O’Neill, media executive, mom of 2 boys, 11-year Pelham resident Dr. Jessica Spencer, emergency medicine physician, 10-year Pelham resident Moderator: Desmond Yuen, advertising executive, fond of motor racing, tacos, and punk  

Town of Pelham

Updated information on receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine courtesy of State Senator Alessandra Biaggi & County Executive George Latimer:

Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Yorkers within Phase 1B can now begin scheduling appointments with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers who fall into Phase 1A of the distribution plan will continue to be eligible for the vaccination.

Those now eligible under Phase 1B to receive the vaccine include:

  • Individuals 75 and older
  • First responders
  • Public safety and corrections officers
  • Teachers and other school staff; in-person college instructors 
  • Childcare workers
  • Public-facing grocery store workers 
  • Transit workers
  • Individuals living and working in homeless shelters

Scheduled appointments are required to receive a vaccination.

To determine your eligibility, access a list of nearby providers, and schedule your vaccination appointment, use New York State’s new ‘Am I Eligible” app. New Yorkers can also begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Prior to receiving your scheduled vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online at forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine, and you will receive a submission ID.

New York State has established a network of distribution sites that will supplement the work being done in hospitals to prevent any one hospital from becoming overburdened. This new network will utilize doctors’ offices, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, ambulatory centers, and pharmacies to get doses in the arms of eligible New Yorkers. Pharmacies will be providing vaccines for New Yorkers aged 75 and older, while hospitals will continue to prioritize vaccinating healthcare workers in Phase 1A and local health departments and union-organized efforts will serve essential workers in Phase 1B.

Additionally, the Department of Health is setting up 20 mass distribution sites throughout the state over the next several weeks to support all categories of eligibility. Opening on Wednesday:

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (NYC)
  • Westchester County Convention Center (Westchester County – in partnership with the County Health Department and Westchester Medical Center)
  • State Fairgrounds (Onondaga County – in partnership with the County Health Department)