This weekend, we begin events honoring our community's lost soldiers in recognition of Memorial Day.  On Saturday, May 21st, our local American Legion posts and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be decorating graves at St. Augustine's and Dale Cemeteries early in the morning, before a 9:00 am formal salute at St. Augustine's Cemetery, followed by Dale Cemetery.  Another way to honor veterans at our cemeteries is by volunteering on Saturday, May 28th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy Veterans Gravestone Restoration and Cleaning at Dale Cemetery.  On Sunday, May 22nd, there will be a ceremony at Ossining Boat and Canoe Club for lost Sailors and Marines from 11:00 am,followed by the annual OBCC Commissioning Day ending at 2:00 pm.  On Monday, May 30th, both Ossining and Briarcliff will have their annual Memorial Day Parades. Ossining Memorial Day parade kicks off at 9:30 am at Melrose Lumber, on the corner of Calam Avenue, marching down Croton Avenue and Main Street, turning onto Spring Street and William Street, ending at Nelson Park for a ceremony beginning around 11 am.  In Briarcliff, the parade will line up on Pleasantville Road and promptly begin at 12 noon.  Memorial Day is an important time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our country's service members and their families, so we hope you will be able to attend one of the many meaningful ceremonies in our community this weekend and next.

Our community is blessed to have dedicated first responders, including firefighters, police officers, and ambulance corps members.  On Saturday, May 21st, the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual parade at 4:00 pm, which starts on Croton Avenue at Roosevelt Square, and ends at the waterfront.  This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the Monitor Hose Company No. 4, which is an extraordinary accomplishment and certainly a reason to celebrate this weekend!

This past week, we had an opportunity to recognize other first responders in our community during National EMS Week and Police Week.  The Ossining Police Department hosted an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening which I attended, during which they honored the exceptional work of our police officers and civilians.   If you are inspired by the work of our professional and dedicated police officers, and thinking of joining our police force, you are in luck.  The filing period for the 2016 Westchester County Civil Service Police Exam is coming up in a few weeks, visit Westchester County Human Resources for more information.

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This Saturday and Sunday continues the Town's summer-long Mind, Body, Spirit - Ossining iniative.  Thanks to the Ossining Daily Voice for highlighting this exciting new program!  Last weekend's classes hosted by Club Fit, David Garcia of G.E.M. Fitness Systems, and Enrique Rosario of ICU Fit Training were a success, and we're excited to continue the energy with programs by Crossfit Ossining of the Foundry Fitness Center and Studio95 Zumba.  Do you know people who can't talk about anything but CrossFit?  On Saturday, May 21st at Market Square at 11:00 am, come see what CrossFit Ossining is all about.  You'll have a chance to see how constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity can take your workouts and fitness to a whole new level!  On Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00 pm, join Sue Radparvar of Studio95 Zumba Fitness for her fitness party at the Cedar Lane Park Pavillion and dance your way fit.  Zumba is a great workout for people looking for a different and new way to exercise.  Sue will be offering several classes throughout the summer, so stay tuned for more dates!  Sign-up for these programs at the Town's website, though registration is not required.  All programs are free, and open to everyone.  Make sure to like the Town's Facebook page for more information.  Here are the events coming up this May as part of the Mind, Body, Spirit - Ossining iniative:

 

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After your CrossFit workout on Saturday, be sure to visit the Ossining Farmers Market for the opening day of the summer market.  This summer marks the 25th Anniversary of the Ossining Farmers Market, which is a great fixture in our community.  The Ossining Farmers Market has always been a vital source of locally grown produce and education about the importance of local farms for everyone in our community.  Don't miss their 25th season, it's sure to be a great one!

 

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Please take note that the Town Board meeting next Tuesday, May 24th will start at a different time than normal.  Our meeting will begin at 7:00 pm with a short legislative session, followed by a joint work session with the Village Board of Trustees and the Ossining Board of Education to discuss important decisions we can collectively make about infrastructure and government efficiency. 

Memorial Day and the Farmers Market means summer is just around the corner!  Looking for a place for a family "stay-cation" this summer?  Ossining has some great pool clubs and boat clubs that are now accepting memberships and holding open houses.  See below for more information:

Shattemuc Yacht Club Open House, May 22nd

What: This Sunday is our final Open House before Memorial Day! The summer is starting without you. If you haven’t decided on where to spend your summer, consider Shattemuc Yacht Club. If you have kids, sign them up today for the Sailing Academy!  A Shattemuc Membership can offers a dock to keep a boat on the Hudson, an Olympic style pool to swim in, and a sandy beach to launch your kayak. Enjoy the best view on the Hudson with your friends and family from our clubhouse.  Snacks and drinks will be served. We hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, May 22nd; 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Where:  Shattemuc Yacht Club, 46 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562

Contact: Shattemuc Yacht Club. For more information, please call (914) 672-0892. Visit us on the web at shattemucyc.org.

Torview Swim & Tennis Club JOIN NOW and SAVE.  60th Anniversary

What: We are making a splash for our 60th Anniversary!  The one time initiation fee, for this season only, will be $250.00! Torview is an authentic place for families to unwind and reconnect.   Torview offers: A 25-meter pool, Division III Swim & Dive Team for new and experienced swimmers ages 6-18, Kiddie pool is for tots and toddlers, Play tennis on our outdoor Har-Tru courts or Platform Tennis, Very affordable group swim lessons for all levels, Our very popular Junior Lifeguard Program, Movie Nights, Kid’s Nights, Torview Pool-ooza, much more, Basketball Courts, Snack Bar and 13 acres to enjoy.

When:  Join ASAP to secure your spot! Torview is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Opening day is Saturday May 28!

Where: Located at 25 Stormytown Road, Ossining, NY (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application)

Information:  Please visit http://www.torview.com

Contact: Torview Board of Directors via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Here are a few other events going on and important causes to support in our community this weekend, and next week:

Clear View School 3rd Annual 5K Run/ Walk for the Kids

What:  Be a champion for Clear View.  All proceeds will raise funds for the Clear View School, a day treatment center for children and youth ages pre-K through 21 in the communities of NYC, Westchester, Putnam, Duchess, Rockland, and Orange Counties.  Takes place on the historic Aqueduct Trail. Register at http://www.clearviewschool5k.org or call (914) 941-4653

When: Sunday, May 22.  Registration at 7:45am, Run/ Walk begins at 9:00am

Where:  Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY

Contact: http://www.clearviewschool5k.org (914) 941-4653

Sparta Walking Tour

What: The walking tour of the historic Sparta neighborhood at the south end of Ossining. The tour will begin at the Jug Tavern (Rockledge Avenue and Revolutionary Road, behind the CVS) at 1 p.m. with a showing of the video “The Battle for Sparta.” Participants will then walk about six blocks through the neighborhood learning about the historic homes in the landmarked district; the tour will end at around 3 p.m. Dr. Alan Stahl, a neighborhood resident and former president of the Jug Tavern, who teaches in the History Department of Princeton University, will lead the tour.

When: Sunday, May 22, 1 p.m. Where: The Jug Tavern of Sparta, 74 Revolutionary Road, Ossining

Information: The tour is free, but participation is limited to 20 people. For a reservation or further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact: Alan Stahl,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.jugtavern.org/spartatour.htm

All Seasons Chamber Players

What: The Ossining library welcomes the return of the “All Seasons Chamber Players.” All Seasons is now in its 35th Season and is a leading chamber music ensemble in the New York — New Jersey metropolitan area. The ensemble performs music from the baroque to contemporary in mixed ensembles using flute, violin, cello,

harpsichord, and piano. All are welcome to attend.

When: Sunday, May 22; 2:00pm

Where:  Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining

Contact:  Ossining Public Library, (914) 941-2416

Spring into Action: Donate Blood This May

What:  Blood Donation Drive.  Parental consent needed for donors 16 years old.  Donors need to eat, drink plenty of water and bring a photo ID.

When: Monday, May 23, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Where:  Budarz Theatre, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining

Contact: James Trapasso, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (914) 941-2416, ext. 327

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Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor: Dana Levenberg - phone (914) 762-6001 - fax (914) 762-0833

Council Members: Elizabeth Feldman, Jackie Shaw, Northern Wilcher Jr.