- Last Updated: 19 September 2017 19 September 2017
We had another great week here in the Town of Ossining, and are working hard on a variety of projects I am excited to share with you. Before we get to that, though, I want to share with you the great Ossining weekend we enjoyed last week.
Marc Berger & Ride finally made it to the Engel Park stage and performed a great show-- it was a little chilly, but the audience had a great time listening to them play against a gorgeous backdrop.
On Saturday evening, Jigsaww played a benefit concert at Engel Park in honor of their former band leader, Phil Ishmael. It was very touching to see everyone get together and rally around Phil's family and it was a fantastic way to honor his memory.
Finally, I was incredibly honored to attend the annual Ossining and Briarcliff 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Engel Park on Monday, September 11th. Thanks to the Ossining Fire Department for organizing such a beautiful tribute to those who were lost on that fateful day, and as a thank you to those who continue to serve us so bravely.
- Last Updated: 11 September 2017 11 September 2017
I hope all our students are settling into the new school year, and I want to make everyone aware of a few infrastructure projects that may make the commute to school and work a little difficult for our second week of the new school year. As we announced a few weeks ago, this Monday, September 11th, (weather permitting) the New York State Department of Transportation will be working on the replacement of a culvert at just west of the intersection of Route 9A and Route 134 (and offering our Highway Department an opportunity to replace a stormwater pipe while the road is open), resulting in the closure of Route 134 at this intersection until September 22nd and possibly extending to September 29th. Please see this post from earlier today for detailed detour and closure instructions. We also received word that the Town of New Castle will be paving Glendale Road this Monday and Tuesday as well, weather permitting. Stay tuned to the Town of New Castle website for more updates on this project.
Great news -- the summer concert series has been extended tonight! Marc Berger & Ride have re-scheduled for tonight at 7PM. This is not Marc's first time in Ossining-- he and his band have played for us in the past, and this is one show you should be sure not to miss. Marc has played Austin's SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened for some of the industry's greats including Bob Dylan. You will be instantly transported to the American West from your spot on the lawn at Louis Engel Park. Greecy Gyro will be there cooking their specialties, so don't waste time in the kitchen-- come eat with us!
For some more live music in Ossining tonight, the Ossining Arts Council is also hosting Joe Duraes and the Skills at the Steamer Firehouse on Main Street.
- Last Updated: 01 September 2017 01 September 2017
We are so relieved to see the sun shining on a Friday, after two weeks of wet, crummy weather for our Concert Series. I hope to see you this evening at 7PM for a great show at Louis Engel Park featuring Cuboricua-- I know I will have my dancing shoes on tonight!
Next Friday night (September 1st) will be the last of our *official* concert series-- The Old Mill Singers will round out our summer with some great tunes from their "Vinyl Revival" showcase. Come on down NEXT Friday night to take a fun trip through the decades with The Old Mill Singers.
- Last Updated: 14 September 2017 14 September 2017
It's that time of year again! Ossining and Briarcliff students head back to school Tuesday, September 5th for what will surely be a great school year. As always, be sure to stop for school buses and be mindful of our students getting to school safe and sound. Please slow down and do not forget to stop for school buses.
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 2nd, the Ossining School District is kicking off the school year with an event at Park School, in partnership with IFCA and the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Speaking of ways to ensure our students get to school safely, the Town has been working very closely with our neighbors in the Village of Ossining and Town of New Castle to make biking and walking to work, school, and play much safer around Ossining. Today, Councilwoman Feldman and Victoria from my office attended a meeting of the newly named Millwood-Ossining Go! (aka MOGO) task force, which is looking to develop increased bikeability and walkability between our community's commercial corridors, neighborhoods, open spaces, and trails, such as the Old Croton Aqueduct and North County Trailway. We are happy to report that this group has made great headway with identifying various potential routes that link up all the best Ossining, Millwood, and the surrounding areas have to offer. However, we need your help! The MOGO task force is scheduling a few public meetings for October and is developing some exciting web content for public input. Stay tuned for more details very soon!
- Last Updated: 21 August 2017 21 August 2017
First things first—due to the several hours of thunderstorms predicted for this evening, as a matter of safety, we have decided to cancel tonight’s concert featuring Marc Berger and Ride. We are disappointed, but hopeful that Marc and his band can join us for a concert sometime in September.
We had a soggy Friday night last week (with thankfully no thunder or lightning!) when DJ Catch1 played the Ossining waterfront. We had a great turnout at Louis Engel Park and even though it started to rain pretty heavily about halfway through, many of us stayed (glowsticks and all) and danced anyway-- what a phenomenal workout!
The MC (Ossining’s own Hopeton Lemon) and his crew kept it upbeat and positive (we even danced to “Umbrella”, “It’s Raining Men” and other appropriately themed tunes) and we can’t wait to have them back for another concert. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this awesome Party in the Park!
However, in the meantime, I hope you will join us NEXT Friday (August 25th) for Cuboricua, an incredible seven-piece band specializing in salsa, Cuban and Dominican music. This will be another great opportunity to show us what you're made of on the dance floor! The fun starts at 7PM, looking forward to seeing you there.
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Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833
16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
The Supervisor's Office is located on the third floor of the Town offices. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.