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Ossining News 06-22-2007
Release Date: June 22, 2007


Ossining High School Graduation tonight Friday, June 22nd at 6 pm on the lawn at the High school.  On behalf of the entire Village we wish the graduates much success as they begin a new chapter in their lives.  

Playground Sprayground Dedication Day at Engel Park Saturday, June 23rd 

12:00 Noon.  The Town of Ossining invites you to join them for the dedication and official opening of the state-of-the-art playground and water spouting sprayground at Engel Park and the recognition of the completion of the Shoreline Stabilization Project, which improved a 500’ section along the Hudson River.  Sprayground hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Barbeque & Live Jazz on Torbank, Saturday, June 23rd

Saxophonist Gerald Hayes in Concert at St. Paul 's The fourth of five monthly Jazz Concerts to benefit St. Paul's on-the-Hill Episcopal Church will take place Saturday, June 23. The featured musician will be internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, Gerald Hayes, one of the lions of the Harlem jazz scene. There will be two performances at the church, one at 7:00PM, the second at 8:45PM.  Admissions for all concerts are: Adults--$20, Students with college ID--$10, under 18--$6.

Open Air Chicken & Ribs Barbeque Preceding the Concert The concert will be preceded by a delicious chicken and ribs barbeque from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM in the beautiful enclosed courtyard of St. Paul's-on-the-Hill.   Price:  $10 per person:  first come first served – so come early!  (In case of rain, the barbeque will move to the parish hall.)  St. Paul's is located at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining. For directions or additional information call 914-941-6627 or visit the website:

The Ossining Farmers Market is open  The market runs each Saturday through December 15th from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located at Market Square corner of Main and Spring St.  Come to the market to buy farm fresh foods from the Hudson Valley.  Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods.  The market is sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce.  For further information go to

The Ossining Arts Council presents its Spring Art Show at the Library from June 3-26. Exhibit on the Lower Level. Exhibit curated by John Wunderlich.

The Village of Ossining has received the 2007 Westchester Municipal Planning Federation Annual Award for Passive and Active Recreation Expansion.  Recipients of the annual award are selected based on a projects value to the community, the degree of innovation and pioneering, the quality of results and relevance to current issues of planning importance.  The Village was recognized for dedicating 45 acres of parkland in 2006, doubling the total acreage of public parklands.  Also, in March of this year the Village opened a new aquatics facility adding 8,000 square feet to the existing community center.

The Ossining Public Library presents the Hand-to-Mouth Players production of the comedy "Breaking Legs" starring Frank Panzer, Kurt Lauer, Mark Firestone, Gary Simon, Toni Fazio and Tony Soares. Play directed by Karen Quinn-Panzer. Dates are Friday, June 22nd  @ 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 24th @ 2:00 p.m. Admission free. 

Ossining’s Independence Day Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park.  There will be a concert starting at 7:30 p.m. music by “Channel One”.  Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.  

The Ossining Public Library invites all our residents to a retrospective exhibit of work by artists William Carson Francis and his son William Corning Francis from July 6-27.  The exhibit will be in the Lower level and may be seen during regular summer library hours...Mon-Thur 9-9, Fri 9-5:30 Sat. 9-1 Library is closed Sunday. The Francis family lived on Upper Croton Avenue from 1925 - 2006. In 2006, son, Bill died in a house fire.  Painting by both were found in a studio on the property and have been restored. Several of the paintings are of Ossining and environs. The elder Wm. Francis painted murals in OHS.

First Time Home Buyer's Workshop at the library, Wednesday, July 25 from 7-9 p.m.  Sponsored by Housing Action Council, IFCA, CAP and the library. To register, call 914-332-5229

Call for Artists: We are in the planning stages for our second Ossining Arts Festival to be held on Sunday, Sept 16. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge. Please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873 if you would like more information.

Town Crier Committee…The Village of Ossining is exploring the idea of creating a Town Crier Committee and is seeking volunteers to serve on same.  This committee would reach out to the people of Ossining, connecting our diverse population personally through various creative avenues and meetings and would also serve as a sounding board to the trustees.  Anyone interested in serving on this committee should send a letter of interest to the Ossining Village Manager’s Office, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining.

Ossining Firefighters’ Parade will be held on August 3rd Step off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Croton and Calam Avenue.  Be sure to come to watch the parade and support our hundreds of volunteers!

View Village Board Meetings and Work Sessions on Website

 Did you know that you can view board meetings and work sessions on the village website? View current and archived meetings at:


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