The Village of Ossining, NY
News and Announcements  
Page Navigation   Select News to View

Please browse for News & Announcements within a specific category by selecting an available category from the pulldown menu near the upper-right of this web page. 

Back to Article List

Release Date: August 21, 2008

 View Printable News Story  -- 

Village Enacts Local Law Regarding Alarm Systems Please be advised that property owners/tenants with alarm system must register with the Village Clerk within 90 days of the law’s formal adoption which occurred on August 19th.  Full text of this local law as well as the permit application is available online at  False alarms shall be subject to penalty.  If you have any questions please contact our Village Clerk, Mary Ann Roberts at 762-8428.     

Ossining American Legion Post 506 Proudly Presents Italian Festival ’08 “A Little Bit of San Gennaro In Ossining” The festival will be held at the Waterfront Across from the Train Station, Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Come to the festival for food, beer and wine, games, dunk tank and children’s games.  Live entertainment nightly starting at 7:00 p.m.  Entertainment schedule:  Friday night, Yo Vinny and the Bronx Wanderers; Saturday night,   Yesterdaze (Music of the 50s, 60s and 70s), Nicky Addeo (Doo Wop and Italian Love Songs); Sunday night Dennis Nardone “The Voice of Harrison” Radio Personality WVOX AM Presents Club Dennis Live with Go Vinny, Vocality Jimmy Russo, Shades of Soul (Accapella Act), and a Patriotic Tribute to our Troops featuring Twin Gold (Classic Oldies Revue.)  All proceeds to benefit Veterans returning from the Iraq War, and Boy’s State Post Scholarship Foundation.  For more information call Hank at (914) 320-4104.

The American Traveling Morrice are coming to Ossining!  On Saturday, August 23 at 3:15 p.m. The American Traveling Morrice will be performing at Market Square at the intersection of Main and Spring Street, the troupe are entertainers that perform a form of old English folk dance, Morris (or Morrice) each year and have performed throughout the tri-state region.  Bring your family to watch this group as they dance and leap with bells, handkerchiefs, and even a “fool” who performs as part of the group.

Teatown Event…sssSNAKESsss Some people can’t get enough of ‘em, some people can’t get far enough away from ‘em. Let’s meet halfway and learn the truths and myths about these badly misunderstood animals. Saturday, August 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Members free, Nonmembers $5. Pre-registration required. All ages welcome. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


Teatown Event…Habitat Safari: Stream Splash Can’t go on safari this summer? No need to go far to get out in the wild – join a naturalist and explore the wild side of Teatown. During the “safari” we learn to identify common plants and animals that make each habitat unique. Some programs involve hiking distances over moderate terrain. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Sunday, August 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Members free, Nonmembers $5. Pre-registration required. All ages welcome. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. (914) 762-2912, ext.110. Website:; e-mail:


Come Join the Feast!  Ossining Boat & Canoe Club’s Annual Clam Bake
Sunday, August 24th Starting at 12 Noon. 
Tickets $35.00 per person, children (ages 7–13 years old) $15.00, children (ages 6 & under) $5.00.  Only 175 tickets will be sold.  Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, Celebrating over 90 years on the Hudson, , P.O. Box 743, Ossining, 762-9724,


The Ossining Public Library is announcing the collaboration of Library staff and members of the Community for a Program Committee.   The Library is seeking up to 5 members of the community to serve on an advisory committee.  This committee will evaluate and suggest a variety of cultural programs for adults to be offered at the Ossining Public Library.  Participants must be available for monthly meetings.  Now is your chance to be a part of the future for the community and its library.  Please send name, address, phone number, email address and detailed information regarding your interest in joining the committee.  If mailed, please put Attn. Elizabeth Bermel, Library Director, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, N.Y. 10562 or email to  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact James Trapasso at the Ossining Public Library either by phone at 941-2416 ext. 327 or email


Ossining Public Library Events…

"These Are Our Ancestors" Photographs of the Ancestors of Ossining Residents" will be on exhibit from August 4 - August 30, 2008 at the Ossining Public Library. The exhibit has been curated by Miguel Hernandez, former Mayor of Ossining and a military historian and genealogist. In many cultures, it is customary to honor one's ancestors. In the United States, while we don't have such customs that are found elsewhere in the world, Americans do have strong and positive feelings for their ancestral roots and this exhibit affirms those familial bonds are not forgotten. In this quiet way, many American families open a door to share their past with the community as they celebrate, remember and honor their ancestors.

-Teen activities at the library this summer include Beginner Yoga, chess, comedy improv, games, movies and outdoor art, in addition to PSAT.SAT practice sessions. For further information contact Teen Services at 941-2416 X 336  

-Fall movie series begins on Wednesday, September 3rd. The series is titled "Angry Young Men- British Street Films."  “Look Back in Anger" is the 1st film followed by "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" on October 1st, "A Taste of Honey" on November 12th and "The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner" on December 3rd. Admission is free. Chris Poggiali, media specialist at the New Rochelle Library will introduce the series.

- “Literary Voices in Westchester, from the Sound to the Hudson”, September 21st at 2:30 p.m. in theater. Join us for a special afternoon of readings by literary voices in Westchester. The afternoon will showcase talented writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whose work can be found in The Westchester Review.

- “Journey to the Bottom of the World" with professional photographer Anne Marie Leone on September 25th at 7:30 p.m in the theater. Her presentation will include a visit to Buenos Aires, the beautiful Iguazu Falls and the unfolding drama of Antartica's icebergs, peaks and penquins. Ms. Leone, a resident of Ossining, has been the director of photography for Women's News, and contributing editor/photographer for Westchester Magazine and Hudson Valley Magazine. Free

-The Artemis Chamber Ensemble will open the new concert season on Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m. in the theater.  Part of the library's "Great Music" series, the ensemble will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with works by, Villa Lobos, Tito Puente, Miguel Matamoros. This concert is made possible by a grant from the Westchester Arts Council. Admission is free.


Ossining American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) Announces Start of the 2008-2009 Soccer Season  Ossining AYSO is gearing up for the fall season for the 2008-2009 soccer year.  On Thursday, September 4th at Ryder Park Pavilion from 7 PM to 9 PM will be a parents meeting.   The meeting will welcome all new and current player parents to Ossining AYSO for the current season.  Meet the AYSO Soccer Board and the coaches for the 2008-2009 season.  Learn who will be your child’s coach and the name of the team your team will play for this season.   The first team practices will be on Saturday September 6th.  The team coaches will be assigned a practice field and time slot at the coaches meeting on September 3rd.  Games will start on Sunday September 13th.  All coaches will receive their respective team schedule before the first team practice.  The Second Annual Ossining AYSO Parade of Players and Soccerfest will be held on Sunday September 7th at Anne M. Dorner (AMD) Middle School.  The Parade of Players will start at 11 AM and the Soccerfest games will begin at 1 PM.  To register your child for the 2008-2009 Ossining AYSO season, please contact Kerry Molloy Bertoldi at 944-0415 or as soon as possible.  Children will now be placed on the wait list for open slots in various age groups.  Ossining AYSO strives to place all registered players on a team.   For any additional information on these dates or other information concerning Ossining AYSO, please call the AYSO Hotline at 944-0063. 


Save the Date! Saturday, Sept. 6 is the sixth annual Ossining MATTERS 5K Run/2 Mile Walk.  Raise funds for the Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation, to benefit Ossining’s public schools. Enter the timed 5K Trail Run, or walk the trail at your own pace, along the historic Old Croton Aqueduct. Pre-register now online at!  Check-in and register at the Ossining Community Center 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Run begins at 9 a.m.  All ages.  For more information and to register online, visit You can also call Kathleen at 914-510-9320. Don’t miss this fun community event!


The Grand Opening of the Spring Street Exchange will be held on Friday, September 12th at 1:30 p.m.  Located on the corner of Spring Street and Broad Avenue in Ossining, the shop offers new and recycled clothing and household items at very reasonable prices.  Hours of operation are Tuesday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. -3 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Sponsored by IFCA (  If you are interested in donating, please call 914-941-5252.


Visit inside the Ossining weir and Aqueduct tunnel.  Saturday, September 13th at 1:00 p.m. Led by Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  No fee or registration.  Hudson River Valley Ramble event.  Meet in Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway. For more information call 914-478-3961.


Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, September 14th when the Ossining Art & Architecture on Main Festival in conjunction with Ferry-Go-Round will take place.  Art & Architecture on Main will be held in downtown Ossining on Main Street and will feature Artists’ works and notable architectural design which can be found throughout our community.  For more information on the festival contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 or call Trustee Catherine Borgia at 262-8873.  For additional information on Ferry-Go-Round go to 

Artists interested in display space or food vendors wishing to participate should call the Recreation Dept. at 941-3189 or Trustee Borgia at 262-8873. Forms are available online at


Eduscape Associates, Inc. and The Ossining Public Library present a Free College Planning Workshop Series “Parent University, Navigating the College Process”  Workshop 1:  “Ready…Set…Go!” will be held on Monday, September 15th; Workshop 2:  “Testing…Testing…1,2,3” will be held on Monday, October 6; Workshop 3:  “Paperwork…Get On It” will be held on Monday, November 3 and Workshop 4: “How It All Adds Up”, will be held on Monday December 1, 2008.  All workshops will begin at 6:30 and end at 8:30.  To reserve your space and your complimentary College Planning Workshop Materials go to and register.  Workshops are free of charge and will take place in the theater at the Ossining Public Library.  If you have any questions please call Cheryl Cohen at the OPL at 941-2416 or Gayle Marchica at Eduscape Associates at 941-4148.


St. Augustine Golden Eagles to Host Free Workshop on VA Aid & Attendance Benefit  Who can qualify to receive $12,000 to $22,000 per year tax-free?  According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about a quarter of the nation's population – approximately 70 million people – are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.  The VA Aid and Attendance benefit, one of the many benefits available through the VA, offers eligible veterans or their surviving spouses a significant monthly pension, ranging from $998 to $1,842 per month tax-free.  To be eligible, veterans must have served 90 consecutive days or more with at least one day during a wartime period (World War II, Korea, etc) and meet a few medical and financial eligibility criteria.  As part of our commitment to educate the local community we are hosting a workshop about the availability of Aid & Attendance benefits.  During the workshop, we will be reviewing the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, EVEN IN CASES OF HIGHER NET WORTH, have become eligible for this benefit helping to offset the cost of the care being provided.  The Golden Eagles of St Augustine Church is hosting this educational workshop about VA benefits on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 9:30AM.  The event will take place at 381 North Highland Avenue, Parish Hall-Senior Center, Ossining, NY.  The workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Please call 914-923-2268 ext. 1 to register and if you know someone else, who could benefit from this information, please bring him or her along.  For more information contact Celeste Patton, Golden Eagle Senior Center Coordinator at   

About The Golden Eagles of St Augustine Church…The Golden Eagles is based on the St Augustine Parish Campus in Ossining. The mission of the group is to provide an environment for socialization, community service, lectures and useful information such as day trips to museums, religious sites/events, concerts and plays. In addition, they support fundraisers for charitable causes and assist in Parish events such as blood drives and celebrations. While the membership is made up mostly from parishioners and non-parishioners in the retirement (or nearly) category, there is no age requirement to join.


The Garden Conservancy invites you to visit Westchester County’s best private Gardens throughout Westchester County, a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy.  Wednesday, September 17: Lewisboro & Waccabuc and Sunday, November 2: Mount Kisco.  For more information about these gardens and hundreds of others open around the country through the Open Days program, visit or call toll-free 1 (888) 842-2442.  Admission to each garden is $5.


Please Note Ossining Public Library Summer Hours

Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays till after Labor Day.


The 18th year of the Ossining Farmers Market has opened for the season and will remain open on Saturdays from 8:30 am-2pm rain or shine. Sponsored by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce.  Located at Market Square, corner of Main and Spring St.  Please note the market will run through December 20th.  Shop for vegetables, fruit, organic produce, pasture raised meats, and specialty foods. Info at


The Ossining Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the 102nd Annual Westchester County Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention parade this year. The parade will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 4:00pm (with line up beginning at 2:30pm).  We look forward to over 30 departments participating in this year's event. 


Save the Date…The 20th Annual Ossining Food Pantry Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 21 from 5 – 8 pm in the ballroom and gardens of Beechwood, the historic Vanderlip estate in Scarborough, NY, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons. If you can give some time to help make the 20th Celebration a big success, please contact Karin Chaudauri, 2008’s Celebration Chair, at 914-373-1048 to volunteer. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!


Walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct and New Croton Dam Sunday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m. Lead by Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History.  Sponsored by Town of Cortlandt Recreation Division.  Fee required.  Meet in the parking lot of the Croton Free Library.  For information call 914-734-1050 or go to


Westchester County Police Office Exam will be held on November 15, 2008.  To take the exam you must file with Westchester County by September 22, 2008.  For additional information visit  or call (914) 995-2123.


The Village of Ossining Police Department is offering a Preparatory Seminar for the Police Exam on August 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., 86 Spring Street, Ossining.  This two hour seminar will include sample test questions, information on agility, hiring requirements, tips for taking the exam and a question and answer period.  For more information on the seminar contact Lieutenant Mike McElroy at 941-4099.     


Save The Date…Monday, September 8, 2008 is the 8th Annual Tee Up To Cure Diabetes at Trump National Golf Club, Briarcliff Manor.  For more information please contact Stephanie Unger at the Westchester County office at 914 686-7700. 


Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun family-friendly event that features plenty of entertainment, food and kids’ activities.  All proceeds go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.  The walk will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the White Plains High School, White Plains, Registration starts at 8:30, walk begins at 9:30, and activities run from 8:30am to 12:00pm.   Individuals that have an interest in, or have a loved one with diabetes, can register on-line at www.//    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Unger at the Westchester County office at 914 686-7700. 


Hudson Valley It’s My Heart’s 1st Annual Motorcycle Run, Sunday, September 28, 2008.  All Proceeds go to Its My Heart-Hudson Valley Chapter, Inc. a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for families affected by congenital heart defects (the number one birth defect in the world).  $20.00 per rider/ $10.00 per passenger.  Registration & Breakfast 8 am, 7 Stars Family Restaurant, 1577 Route 22, Brewster, NY. 

Family Fun Post Run Event (open to the public) 1-4 pm, Tom & Jerry’s Irish House / Maggies Restaurant, 987 Rte 6, Brewster, NY.  Food, Entertainment, Prizes, Silent Auction, DJ, Stepdancers, and more…Enjoy a relaxing ride around the Hudson Valley Region; Riding from the Heart to help raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects The #1 birth defect (March of Dimes)(For more info please contact Anka Roberto at 845-234-0708 or  All proceeds go to It’s My Heart a non-profit organization that supports families affected by CHD.


Become a Hospice Volunteer…Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam is looking for volunteers to help with direct patient & family support, bereavement care for adults and children, spiritual comfort, special community events, office support (bilingual skills are a plus).  Training sessions being offered.  Dates October 4th and October 18th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 540 White Plains Road, Ste. 300, Tarrytown, New York 10591-5132.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Diana Kropp, Volunteer Program Assistant (914) 666-4228.


Saturday, October 11th, 4:30-9:30 p.m.  Downtown Ossining's Market Square presents the first FREE 'Sizzling Salsa Under the Stars' ... come and put your dance shoes on ... join us at 4:30 and dance until you see stars.  Spectators welcome!  Special performances of ballroom dancing, belly dancing and flamenco beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring the talented teachers at Josie's International School of Dance.  Co-sponsored by Ossining Recreation.  Free salsa dance lessons beginning at 6:00 and sizzling salsa, cha-cha, merengue all night long and refreshments.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk supporting the American Cancer Society's mission to fight cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy, and patient services.  The walk will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  Registration is from 8-10.  The event starts at 9:30-10:30. You can click on the link below for more information.  If you know someone that is interested, please contact Kedesha Henry at the American Cancer Society, 914 397-8857.  If anyone is interested in chairing Ossining’s participation they are looking for someone to be a point person here in the Village.


Save the Date for the SPCA of Westchester’s 2008 Fall Event…Sixth Annual Top Hat & Tails Saturday, October 25th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, People and their dogs stepping out together for an enchanted evening of dinner and dancing.  This year’s honoree will be Joan Kalman, and the Distinguished Service Award Recipient will be the Village Animal Clinic.  Please call 941-2896 ext. 22 for more information about the event, auction, journal and sponsorship opportunities or visit


Ossining's Own Anthony Melillo, 17-year old musician, is releasing his debut album "Just Gettin' Started!"  Anthony is an acoustic singer/songwriter who uses intricate lyrics combined with a pop-jazz flair that is quite amazing for such a young talent.  His vocals and melodies are soft, skillful and a joy to the ear.  Come meet this 17-year-old newcomer and see him perform live along with some of the other featured musicians on the album - brothers, Joe & Nick Melillo, Steve Trendell and Fred & Bill Ryder of "Fall Out" and Shannon Profita of Yorktown at the album release!  For more details, go to, for previews of his music, shows, appearances, album purchase and contact information.  As recently announced, Anthony has been a featured musician on the local cable show "Alive with Clive -Turning Your Passion Into Profit."   He is currently enjoying a formidable lead in the Top 20 Music Chart designed by Clive Swersky to create a compilation cd with other featured musicians to raise funds to fight AIDS in South Africa.  To keep voting for Anthony, visit, go to Vote for Top 20 and submit your vote!  Thanks for your support! 


Stay In the Loop…Sign up for Village of Ossining E-Mail Subscriptions  In an on-going effort to continually enhance the Village's communications with its constituents, the Village of Ossining offers an online subscription capability to receive informational e-mailings from the Village.  Just go to and click on email subscriptions on the left side of the home page.  You can select to receive Weekly Ossining News, Village Board Meeting Agendas, Work Sessions Agendas, Planning Board/BAR Agendas or Zoning Board of Appeals Agendas.  We look forward to having you as a member of our online Village e-mailing community.


Do you have an event or information that you would like included in this web blast?   If so please submit to Christina Papes at the Village of Ossining at .  


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:


Save A Tree…Please consider the environment and only print out copies of this web blast when necessary.


Print this page Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page

Home | Mayor's Page | Village of Ossining Inquiries and Questions | Board Of Trustees | Departments | Meetings & Minutes | Boards and Commissions | Emergency Services | New to Our Community | E-Mail Subscriptions | Significant Sites & Structures  | Architectural Guidelines  | Contact Information | Village Code | Forms, Permits & FAQ's | Parking and Transportation | Ossining's Environmental Site | SEQRA Page | GIS/Village Mapping | Important Links | Frequently Asked Questions | Village History | Bee Keeping | Driving Directions To Ossining | Información en Español | Search | Photo Journal
Use Mobile Site


The Village of Ossining, N.Y. - 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
Copyright © 2017 Village of Ossining, N.Y. All Rights Reserved.
Questions or Problems? Please contact the webmaster.


Powered by Cit-e-Net