Emelin Theatre—This 275-seat nonprofit theater hosts 80 to 100 performances annually and attracts upwards of 30,000 guests. This month: the Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tramps Like Us and Click, Clack, Moo, a musical (ages 4+) about farm animals that go on strike.
Mamaroneck Public Library—A 2011 renovation doubled the size of this library to 33,000 square feet, and approximately 168,000 people go through its doors annually. One Book—One Mamaroneck, a recent month-long program on I Am Malala, attracted more than 1,000 people.
Chatsworth Auction Rooms—What began as a moving company in 1924 is now a furniture emporium showcasing new items as well as antique pieces in a 20,000-square-foot, five-story warehouse.
Molly Spillane’s—This neighborhood pub draws aspiring comedians on Comedy Open Mic Night (Mondays at 7 pm), budding artists getting their brush on at Paint Nite (Tuesdays at 7 pm), and Alex Trebeks-in-training for Trivia Night (Wednesdays at 7 pm).
Cosmo & Alex Pisano Brothers—A top county deli for many reasons: fresh sausage, overstuffed wedges, and prepared foods like chicken oreganato. Say ciao to owner Pat Colalillo, who also runs Boiano Bakery next door, where aromatic biscotti beckon.
Haiku Asian Bistro—Mamaroneck residents must love their pan-Asian cuisine—Haiku is one of four such restaurants on the avenue.
The Leo H. Heithaus Walkway—This mural-lined covered pedestrian passage is named for the civic-minded owner (now deceased) of Happiness Laundry and Dry Cleaners on nearby Waverly Avenue
Sal’s Pizza—If you haven’t had a slice of Sal’s fantastic Sicilian pizza, you can’t call yourself a true Westchesterite.
Miller’s—This multiple Best of Westchester award-winning toy, bike, and children’s clothing shop, founded in 1908 (originally located in Harlem), outshines the big box chains in quality of product and customer attention.
Arcadia Floral—The father-and-son team of Nicholas and Sammy Manessis owns this floral and event design company that features a 10,000+ square-foot showroom.
Le Provençal Bistro—Amsterdam native Derrick Dikkers is in the kitchen, and wife Mieke runs the front of the house at this alluring French bistro. Order the lobster risotto.
Turkish Meze—Don’t know Turkish cuisine? Enjoy a delectable crash course here from friendly Chef/Owner Bekir Helvacioglu.