- Last Updated: 23 September 2016 23 September 2016
We have had a very exciting, albeit short, week in the Town of Ossining. The energy is high, as everyone is getting adjusted to new school schedules and has come back to work after vacations, well rested and ready to get to work for our residents.
Our Work Session on Tuesday was a productive one-- among other agenda items, we heard from our Superintendent of Highways, Michael G. O'Connor, who has recommended that the next road in our paving program should be Grandview Avenue. Grandview is just across Narragansett Avenue from Veteran's Park, and is split between the Town and Village. The Village has also committed to paving their half, and we are excited to share that this project will be done before winter using CHIPS and PaveNY monies. We are pleased to be able to get this work done for our residents, and are exploring what other roads in the Unincorporated Area should be next on the list. We also had a visit from our Planning Consultant, David Stolman of F.P. Clark, who is drafting a local law for the Board to consider that proposes a variety of zoning changes in certain neighborhoods throughout the Town. The analysis that led to this proposed law can be found here, and the draft local law, although a work in progress, can also be found here. We expect more progress on this in the coming weeks, and hope to hold a Public Hearing on the local law sometime in late September.
I also want to share that we had a meeting today with staff from LiveOnNY, with whom we are partnering on Organ Donor Enrollment Day, and they shared with us some incredible statistics. Did you know that New York State ranks #50 in the nation for organ donor enrollment? Did you know that out of 120,000 Americans waiting for organs, 10% are New Yorkers? It is up to us to encourage our family and friends to help turn this around. I hope you will join Team Ossining on October 6th, 2016 to help make New York and Ossining proud and get out and register. We will keep you posted with more information as we get closer to the big day, but check out EnrollmentDay.org for more information, and check out this great video to see the impact of last year's Enrollment Day.
As we speak, I am doing some calf stretches to prepare for one of my favorite Ossining events of the year, the Ossining Matters 5K 2M Run/Walk! I hope you will join me for this awesome community tradition and sweat for a good cause! You can still register at the Community Center tonight between 6PM and 8PM, and tomorrow morning between 7:30AM and 8:30AM.
Following the race, stop at our Ossining Farmers Market in Market Square, and also take advantage, starting at 10AM, of the Hudson Valley Ramble activities in the Village which start at the Community Center and take you for a stroll along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway to our beautiful riverfront and newly installed panels at Harbor Square, where you can really take in so much of the beauty and the history that makes Ossining so special. Keep an eye out for more Ramble events in the weeks to come!
Also this weekend, Kendra Rossney of Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio will host another of her popular evening Yoga Flow sessions at the waterfront on Saturday, September 10th at 6PM. September is also National Yoga Month, so be sure to mark your calendar for this popular, and free, program.
On Sunday, first responders from the Town of Ossining and Villages of Ossining and Briarcliff Manor will be joining elected officials to remember our community members that we lost on 9/11 with a Remembrance Ceremony at 2PM at Louis Engel Park. At 4PM at Gerlach Park, Ossining Eagle Scout Chris Krajca will be unveiling his Eagle Scout project, a memorial sitting area he chose to erect in tribute to an Ossining resident who was his friend's parent killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. The memorial also recognizes all of the residents of Ossining and Briarcliff killed on that day. I hope you will join us for one or both of these memorials. September 11th has also been named a National Day of Service; you can look for an organization that needs volunteers here.
The Documentary and Discussion Series will be featuring a timely film related to 9/11 as well. Please take a look at that and the other upcoming events in Ossining, I hope to see you out and about as we move into some cooler weather.
An Evening with Lori Lieberman & James Maddock
What: The Words & Music concert series will kick off its fall season with a unique co-bill featuring two of the finest singer-songwriters performing today, Lori Lieberman & James Maddock. This will be the first time that these two masters of their craft will appear on the same stage and it is sure to be a night to remember. Tickets are $30 for general admission seating. All guests are guaranteed a seat in the theater and are invited to attend a meet & greet with the artists in the art gallery immediately following the concert. The net proceeds from this concert will be used to support Library programs.
Where: Budarz Theater in the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining
Information: Tickets on sale now at: http://wordsandmusic.
Hudson River Valley Ramble: FREE Sails with Ferry Sloops
What: The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area,and Ferry Sloops will be participating by offering FREE sails on the Hudson River aboard “Whimbrel”, a gaff-rigged catboat.
When:. Sail trips depart at , , , , , and .(rain date 9/18)
Where: Shattemuc Yacht Club
Contact: www.ferrysloops.org for more info and passenger restrictions.
Finally, don't forget to take a peek at the Fall 2016 Recreation Brochure. There are some great new offerings this year alongside some old favorites. Who knows, you may discover a new hobby!
On a similar note, please be advised that the road in Cedar Lane Park will be closed at the intersection that leads to the Shine House and the Organic Garden between Tuesday 9/13 and Friday 9/16 for repairs, so please plan your activities accordingly!