- 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!)
- Last Updated: 03 July 2017 03 July 2017
Did you know that today is Gloria Fried Day in the Town of Ossining? Last night we celebrated Gloria's career in public service as she retires from her position as our Receiver of Taxes. Gloria has served the Ossining community in many ways since she moved here with her husband, John, in 1972, and she will certainly be missed. Thank you to Gloria for all of her hard work, especially for the many innovations she brought to the Tax Office to increase efficiency and maintain a high level of customer service. I hope you will all join me in welcoming our new Receiver of Taxes, Holly Perlowitz, as she starts in this role next week and picks up where Gloria left off in serving the public.
Ossining's Annual Fireworks Celebration takes place this Monday, July 3rd and is also the start of our Summer Waterfront Concert Series. This year's celebration features reggae cover band Tribal Legacy beginning at 7:30pm, with the beautiful fireworks beginning at 9:15pm. Tribal Legacy will follow the fireworks display with another set and play until about 10:30pm, so plan to stick around and avoid the traffic. This is one of the highlights of summer in Ossining, and I encourage everyone to attend. Just as a reminder – on Monday the 3rd, the commuter parking lot on the West side of the tracks will be closed off once it is full, as will the access road over the tracks. In order to get to the West side of the tracks, you must use the Snowden Avenue bridge (by Shattemuc Yacht Club) if you require access to Harbor Square, 3 Westerly, or any other businesses along Westerly Road. To enjoy the fireworks, your best bet is to park on the East side of the tracks. Commuters -- please be mindful that your car may be towed or blocked in if you park in an area that will be used for the program and do not get back to Ossining to pick up your car before 4pm. So since July 3rd is a workday for many, commuters, please plan your travel accordingly! The boat ramp at Engel Park will also be closed on Monday. Also, we received some complaints last year that people were using drones during the fireworks display which blocked the view of the fireworks for some attendees. Drones are not permitted to be flown over people. Also, please be mindful of everyone at this community event, and try to not bring anything that will disrupt your neighbors. In general, follow the instructions of the Ossining Police Department, and everyone is sure to have a great time!
- Last Updated: 20 June 2017 20 June 2017
Tonight, despite the swirling skies, we are still on track for some great fun in Ossining! At 5:30PM, the Town and Village will join the Ossining School District in an end of the year celebration of the Ossining Basics Program. This event was originally scheduled to take place at Louis Engel Park, but the decision was made late yesterday to switch to an indoor venue-- I hope you will join us at the Park School Gymnasium tonight (Friday, June 16th) at 5:30PM to celebrate another successful year of learning with our youngest residents.
Then at 7:30PM, the Ossining PBA will be hosting "Finding Dory" as part of their "Movies in the Park" program-- however, due to the weather, it has been decided to re-locate the event to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center. A big thanks to our local PBA for providing this great family event to kick off the weekend.
Speaking of Parks, our crew has continued to work at a fever pitch to get Ryder pavilion and fields ready for the start of camp (today is the last day to register-- call the Recreation Office at 941-3189 or check out the information pamphlet here.) The drainage work to prepare for next week's gutter installation at the Pavilion will be completed on Monday (they have laid all but 60 feet of box drain) and everything (the area around the concrete Pavilion floor and the path up to the comfort station) is ready to be paved.
- Last Updated: 03 July 2017 03 July 2017
If you are reading this in time, you can still catch some awesome live music tonight. Vibe Theory, a local favorite, is playing at 8PM at the Steamer Firehouse Gallery. Tickets are $15 at the door-- come in and escape the drizzly rain while you rock out to some great original tunes.
If you are not reading this in time, no sweat (unless you are outdoors today, in which case, lots of sweat)-- our Summer Concert Series is on the way! The Series kicks off on Monday, July 3rd with the Independence Day Fireworks celebration featuring reggae cover band Tribal Legacy, and goes all the way through Labor Day Weekend. We are looking forward to a great season down at Louis Engel Park, I hope to see you there! (As a reminder-- on Monday the 3rd, commuters will not be able to cross the bridge into or out of the Metro North lot between 4PM and 10PM, when the fireworks are over. Please plan your travels accordingly.)
- Last Updated: 14 June 2017 14 June 2017
I hope you will consider kicking off your weekend with the Ossining Jazz Festival tonight! There will be a double bill at 7:30PM tonight (Friday, 6/9) and tomorrow (Saturday, 6/10)-- if you plan to attend on both nights, be sure to pick up a Two Night Festival Pass to see all 4 bands this weekend.
Before I get into all of the other exciting community events coming up this weekend, I want to share some important information about what we've been up to this week.
On Tuesday evening at our Town Board Work Session, we were joined by our Town Assessor Fernando Gonzalez who shared with us some information about the recent mailing of "Change in Assessment" notices. If you'd like to hear his presentation to the Board, you can check out the Town's Youtube site (Fernando's presentation starts about 2 minutes in.) Fernando shared a lot of valuable information, much of which we have consolidated into an FAQ document and an accompanying chart of the neighborhood delineations, which you can find on the Assessor's page.
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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.