- Last Updated: 07 August 2017 07 August 2017
The weather is looking great for tonight's Ossining Fire Department Parade-- this is an event that our community looks forward to each and every year, and I'm sure our engines will be looking mighty fine. The parade steps off from Roosevelt Square at 7PM and winds down Croton Avenue to the waterfront-- be sure to wave at our emergency responders who do such an incredible job keeping us safe year round (I hear Chief Gio will be helping to represent the Ossining Police tonight, so keep your eyes peeled for him riding with the OPD!) The parade will make traveling around Ossining tough for a few hours-- traffic will be restricted along Route 9 and Croton Avenue/ Main Street between 5PM and 8PM, so if you don't plan to watch from the sidelines, please plan your travels accordingly. And for everyone else, have a great time!
Our usual Friday night concert will be moved to Saturday this week because of the Parade, so I hope you will come down tomorrow night (Saturday, August 5th) and spend your evening with The Mike Risko Band, who will be taking the stage at Louis Engel Park at 7PM. We hear DJ Johnny G will also be in the house spinning tunes at some point, so it is sure to be a great evening.
The Gyro Uno food truck and Good Choice Kitchen will also be there and ready to serve you, so don't forget to bring a few bucks (or a picnic) and make a night of it on the waterfront. Word to the wise-- Laurie (the owner of Good Choice) made a great suggestion-- if you know you are coming down to the concert and what you'd like to eat, you can place an order online and she will bring it down with her! Just make sure you put a note on the order in the "Special Request" box so she knows to meet you at Engel Park!
- Last Updated: 31 July 2017 31 July 2017
It's Friday, and that means it's time for the next installment in our Waterfront Concert Series-- tonight, Albany natives Jocelyn & Chris Arndt will take the Engel Park stage at 7PM for a rock show you won't want to miss! If you won't take my word for it, check them out performing their cover of "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman-- now imagine hearing this while enjoying an Ossining sunset, and thank us later!
If you want to hear the music from the other side of the stage, there is still time to sign up for tonight's kayak tour led by Ossining yogi Lauri Nemetz-- this tour is a special one, in that it includes a grounding outdoor yoga session. To get your tickets, click here.
- Last Updated: 17 July 2017 17 July 2017
Rain, rain, go away! It has been a soggy week in Ossining, and unfortunately, that rain will continue through this evening. We have decided to postpone tonight's concert, featuring KJ Denhert, until TOMORROW evening (Saturday, July 15th) from 6-8PM, where she and her band will take the stage at Louis Engel Park. Be sure not to miss this great concert (but bring a chair or blankets to sit on-- the rain all week will make for some squishy seating on the grass.)
You may remember hearing a few months back about the newest addition to the Town's fleet, our all-electric Nissan Leaf, which is being driven by our Town Building Inspector. We were able to secure this vehicle through a New York State program that enabled us to get a discounted vehicle with an additional $5,000 rebate, and we are also able to charge the car for free for the first two years of the lease. This has worked out great for the Town, and might be an excellent choice for your family or business too. (Have you seen how much money you can save WHILE reducing our reliance on fossil fuels? Pretty compelling!) A similar offer has been extended to all residents who have Con Ed as their delivery company (even if you are part of the CCA program, Con Ed is still your delivery company.) Our friend Ron Kamen at EarthKind Energy, who has helped us through our electric car buying process, shared the following information with us about this great program:
- Last Updated: 25 July 2017 25 July 2017
All I can say is, thank goodness for the Spray Park! We have experienced steady 90 degree + temperatures for the past several days, but it seems that a short reprieve may be coming this weekend, so fingers crossed that we may all be able to breathe and move just a little bit easier. Why not make the best of it and enjoy an evening with a cool river breeze? The Uncle Brothers will be taking the stage at Louis Engel Waterfront Park tonight (Friday, July 21st) at 7PM. You'll want to bring the kids along-- The Uncle Brothers are family-friendly entertainment, themes like respect, conflict resolution, and kindness figure prominently in their material, and who couldn't use some more of that in this day and age? I look forward to seeing you down there-- bring a picnic dinner to enjoy, or a few dollars to buy a snack from our food trucks. It's going to be a great night out in Ossining!
Tonight is also opening night for WCT's "July One Acts" at 23 Water Street, the show begins at 8PM. I was invited to the "Sneak Peak" last night and I thoroughly enjoyed all four plays. I recommend you check it out, if not tonight, than at one of the other performances this weekend (Saturday, July 22nd at 2PM or 8PM, or enjoy a special Q&A session with the playwrights and director after the 3PM performance on Sunday, July 23rd. We are incredibly fortunate to have such innovative and affordable entertainment right in our own backyard, and many members of the WCT group are Ossining residents!
- Last Updated: 12 July 2017 12 July 2017
This has been another whirlwind week in Ossining-- can you believe it's already been 4 days since the Independence Day Fireworks? Although unofficial (The Gazette estimated 6,000, wow!), it seems like we may have had a record number of visitors down to Engel Park for this year's event, and you couldn't ask for better weather!
Our food trucks were cranking out snacks,Tribal Legacy kept the crowd moving with some great reggae tunes (there was a lot of dancing going on, to be sure) and the firework show was exceptional. The party didn't stop with the fireworks, though-- Tribal Legacy stayed on and played for a big crowd until after 10:30PM!
We had a great time, and I want to thank everyone who helped this annual event to go smoothly this year, including Superintendent of Recreation Chris Soi, our Town Parks crew, the Village of Ossining Parks and DPW, and of course, our first responders (the Ossining Police, Ossining Fire Department, and Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps) for getting everyone in and out of the park safely, and a special shout out to Maddi Zachacz in my office for all of her behind the scenes work she did (and in front! Check her out making sure the band was as awesome as they promised!)
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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.