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White Plains Lifestyle & Leisure Expo Connects with Criterium Bike Race June 14

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Entering its second year, the White Plains Lifestyle & Leisure Expo will take place alongside the White Plains Downtown Criterium Sunday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With the goal to promote healthy, happy and positive lifestyles, the outdoor event located at Court and Main streets and behind the Criterium start/finish line on Martine Avenue will again feature exhibits and activities from local wellness and fitness experts.

The Center for Vein Restoration, Phatburn, UFC Gym and YMCA, plus others, will have professionals on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations.

The event is sponsored by the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID), Dannon, Doug Panero, Mack-Cali, and ShopRite.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza will have a full spread of food for sale and a tasting will be provided by Mix Cocktail Bar and Kitchen at the Crowne Plaza.

ShopRite will again offer free fruit and water and there will be free Dannon yogurt for everyone.

There will be live music with Sam Hurwitz kicking off with a solo opener followed by Blue Grass Band Cricket Tell the Weather and U2 Nation.

Art activities and face painting will entertain the kids.

With the Criterium running a multi-race event, starting at 7 a.m. and running into the early afternoon, fitness trainers will focus on warming up and cooling down exercises.

The Criterium, now a popular event in White Plains, is a .5-mile loop with four corners and sloping streets through downtown White Plains, running from the start line on Martine at Court Street to Mamaroneck Avenue, up Quarropas to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and back to Martine for the finish line.

Proceeds benefit NCADD/Westchester, Inc. (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc.).

All day long in the BID area, participating shops will offers specials and giveaways at a sidewalk sale. Raffle tickets will be available for a $100 dinner ticket at a select restaurant. The raffle drawing will take lace July 1.

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