We are so very excited to be kicking off this great weekend with such beautiful weather—if you haven’t been outside yet, don’t wait! If you have to wait, that’s alright too, as we’re looking forward to clear skies and sunshine all weekend long.
Before we get to the exciting weekend ahead, let's start with some business. We want to make sure that everyone is aware that the Town taxable status date is May 1st. All new exemption applications must be received on or before that date. Furthermore, renewal applications for fireman’s, elderly, enhanced STAR, clergy, and disability exemptions must also be received by May 1st. Finally, renewal applications for wholly exempt property such as churches and educational institutions must likewise be received by the Assessor’s Office on or before May 1st.
We also want to remind everyone that our Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, April 19th will begin at 7:00PM at the Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theater. Representatives from Tyler Technologies, Michael Haberman Associates and New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services, along with our Town Assessor, will be there to answer your frequently asked questions.
Finally, we have gotten word that Teatown Lake Reservation is hiring for a variety of positions, including a Seasonal Gardener, Senior Summer Camp Counselor, and even a Director of Programs. You can check out all of these great opportunities here.
This is an action packed weekend in Ossining. The Jesse Collyer Youth Sports Baseball and Softball parade steps off at 8:30AM tomorrow from Roosevelt School to Veteran’s Park, and then many of us will be headed straight to Earth Day at Engel Park, where Green Ossining and some Town Parks employees will be hard at work to make sure this big event runs smoothly (see more details below). Besides the music, food and artisans at Engel Park, the Village of Ossining will also be offering activities along the newly-opened Sing Sing Kill Greenway between 2PM and 5PM. Come down and learn about this incredible asset from perspectives historic, geologic, environmental and engineering. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will be at the Weir Chamber to give you a glimpse into how the whole system functions-- be ready to learn some cool new things about our infrastructure.
Also on Saturday, the Harlem Magic Masters will be facing off against some "admin all-stars" at the Ossining High School Gymnasium at 2PM and 7PM as part of a fundraiser for the Ossining PTA. At the 2PM show, the Ossining Girls Basketball Team is being honored by the Army National Guard for their exceptional season, so come congratulate them on a job well done and support our PTA!
If you’re a history buff, round out the weekend with a walking tour of the historic Sparta neighborhood on Sunday, April 17th at 1PM. This is the first walking tour of the season, so make sure to get there early as it will certainly be a busy trip. Meet at the Jug Tavern, the tour is free. There's also "Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks" at the Briarcliff Manor Library, where Professor Anthony C. Wood will give a presentation on the Landmarks Law in New York City- all are welcome to attend, and the program starts at 2:30PM.
We also have a bunch of events going on over the weekend that we wanted to share as well—please take a look. Hopefully I’ll see you out and about at one of the many events we have going on in our great community.
You're Invited to Teatown's Firehouse Chili Challenge:
Saturday, April 16 at Teatown, 3 pm - 6 pm
Firehouse Chili Competition, Craft Beer Tastings, Children's Activities and More. Learn more here. Tickets can be purchased at the event:
$20 (adults 21 and over), $15 (6-20), 5 and under Free.
Free Event - Screening of The Greenhorns, part of the Grow Local Film series offered by Down to Earth Farmers Markets
What: The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. The production of The Greenhorns is part of a grassroots nonprofit’s
larger campaign for agricultural reform. There will be a Q&A session following the film with a local farmer.
When: Thursday, 4/21/16, 6:30pm
Where: Down to Earth Market, 173 Main St, 3rd Floor (above Boost Mobile store), Ossining
Contact: Down to Earth Farmers Markets- 914 923-4837; or GrowLocalFilms.org
Next Friday night kicks off the Jewish Holiday of Passover, so for those celebrating, we wish you a very happy holiday.
See you at Earth Day!