Happy 1st of July! An early Update today, so we can give you all your Fireworks & Food Truck Fridays/Summer Concert Series news. We are so excited to be celebrating the return of the celebration of our country’s birth with our Independence Day Fireworks at the waterfront TONIGHT! This year’s fireworks will be preceded by and followed with a musical performance by the one and only Pablito y su Latin Show. Major thanks to our partners in planning our newly re-branded Ossining RiverJam - - Mike & Miriam Risko, Eric Gearity of Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Gayle Marchica and the Chamber of Commerce, Jermain Smith of ENU Builds, Brian Sheridan, and Recreation Superintendent Bill Garrison. 

The food trucks for this evening will be Brothers Fish N Chips, La Bella Sophia Pizza, Kinwich, EMB Arancini Truck, Delicias Peruvian Kitchen, Bazodee Street Foods, New England’s Finest Lobster, Wanna Empanada, Cravin’ Jamaican Cuisine, Wrappers Delight, Weenie Wagon, Bubble Gum Party Entertainment, Rockland Kettle Corn, and The Blue Pig. Soul Brewing Company and Alternative Medicine Brewing Company will be joining Sing Sing Kill Brewery at the Craft Beverage Corral.

In other news, as you may have heard by now, this past Tuesday I won the Democratic primary to hopefully represent our district in the Assembly starting in January. I acknowledge this here to let you know that I do not plan on stepping down from my role as Town Supervisor prior to January 2023, and that whatever the outcome may be this November, I look forward to continuing to work hard on behalf of the Ossining community now and in the future. 

Earlier on Tuesday, I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Rika Levin and many Town and Village of Ossining elected officials and staff to unveil the official Mary Ann Roberts Entrance Hall at 16 Croton.  Honorable Town/Village Clerk Roberts retired in 2019 after close to 30 years of service to the Town and Village of Ossining.  She was also the Village’s first female mayor, and a Village Trustee, paving the way for so many inspirational women leaders in our community.  It was a great way to honor Mary Ann!

On a less fun note, unfortunately the Croton Gorge Unique Area has been closed for the season due to some property access issues.  The DEC will be working on a long term solution for people to access the Unique Area more safely, which will be released for public comment in the fall.  In the meantime, the Unique Area is closed and signs have been posted in the area and at Gerlach Park to inform potential visitors.  We went through this in 2020 when the Unique Area was closed due to COVID, and thanks to the NY/NJ Trail Conference Stewards, we were able to clearly inform people coming to the Unique Area. We thank you in advance for respecting the Unique Area and its needs.

A final note re: summer schedules for the Town. Starting Friday, July 1, summer hours will start for the Town, with Town offices (except for the Town Clerk) closing at 3:15pm on Fridays through Friday, September 2.  We will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day, and Tuesday’s Town Board meeting is also canceled. 

We are grateful for all those who serve to protect our freedoms and independence and will continue to work hard to ensure those protections that were so hard won are in place for generations to come.  Enjoy the holiday weekend! For more ideas for what to do this weekend and beyond, keep scrolling.  Please stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon!


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