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Release Date: July 29, 2010

St. Augustine’s Annual Parish Festival is going on now until Saturday, August 1st on the church’s school grounds, 381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining.  The festival will be open each day from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 



OJH Productions Co.Presents the First Ever & Annual OSSINING SUMMERFEST. An Outdoor Summer Festival featuring back to back live performances & music by local bands & artist, food, downtown specials, childrens rides & games & more! Featuring the Melillo Brothers, Taco Night, The Stone Miracle, DJ's & Free Demonstration By Lizz Fitness! Friday, July 30th from 5 pm - 9 pm at Market Square. Free Admission! Visit the official event website at For more information contact the OJH Productions Co. Office at (914) 318-4392. Sponsored by Lizz Fitness, Melita's Home Furishings, Sneakers K & S, Ray's Deli, BoatHouse Resturant, Docas Resturant, Mr. Nievert, RiverSide Laundrymat, Ossining Recreation & Parks Department, Westchester Tabacco & Stationary Store, Hudson Sign.



Momentum Theatre Troupe presents Shakespeare’s A Tempest on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park.  The performance will be held on a truck that transforms into a stage.  Momentum Theatre Troupe and their mobile theatre--a one-of-a-kind converted truck that opens into a multi-level jungle gym of a stage—are performing free, family-friendly outdoor theater as guests of the Ossining Recreation Department. On the playbill for the evening is Shakespeare's A Tempest, a story of monsters and magic, revenge and redemption, power and love, as well as two short plays: Eugene Ionesco's absurdist comedy The Leader, and an adaptation of the surreal nightmare-scape of Lewis Carroll's JabberwockyMomentum is dedicated to bringing bold, innovative theatre to as diverse an audience as possible with our traveling stage truck and internationally trained ensemble of teaching theatre professionals.  Artistic Director Sean Eastman's desire to bring theater to the people led him to design and build the theatre truck in 2007. Drawing from the same roots as traveling performers throughout history, from the circuses and sideshows of the 1800's to the Commedia dell'Arte performers of Shakespeare's day, Momentum Theatre Troupe brings theater to the people; transforming an ordinary-looking truck into a full Shakespearean stage in thirty minutes flat. Momentum's 2010 Summer Tour runs from June 7 - August 5 and includes performances throughout New England and the Midwest. Performance brought to you by the Ossining Recreation Department. For more information, visit, e-mail  Admission free! Donations encouraged.


Reunion Committee Looking For Classmates From OHS Class of 1985:  The class of ‘85 is hosting our 25th Class reunion on July 31st at 7pm at the Travelers Rest in Ossining.  Tickets can be purchased with most major credit cards through our web site at  If you know of any classmates that may not know we are celebrating it or have moved away and we do not have there updated address please email David Fowkes at so we can update their address.



EAC Positions Available

The Village Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) currently has three open positions for new members. The EAC, a volunteer body consisting of nine appointed members, works to raise awareness of environmental issues within the Village through education and outreach initiatives. It is also charged with administering the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for development west of Route 9 to ensure the protection of coastal habitat areas and to guide future development in the waterfront area so that environmental concerns are taken into account. The EAC is also designated as an interested agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for the review of Environmental Impact Statements.

The EAC meets on the first Wednesday of every month. In addition to its regular review of applications, the EAC releases a quarterly environmental newsletter as well as public service announcements on issues of environmental importance. The Village EAC also plans and runs an informational booth at the annual Ossining Village fair.  EAC members also regularly participate with the Teatown Lake Reservation’s Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA) initiative.

Village residents with a background in land use law, physical sciences, and related fields and those with an interest in environmental issues as they relate to the Village are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest to Assistant Village Manager, Christina Papes at 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562 or to .



The Institute for End User Computing, Inc., an Ossining based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, would like to get in contact with any public or private school educators or home schooling parents in the area who will be teaching students about computer science and programming in the fall. The Institute is most interested in learning what topics educators plan to cover and would like to offer its assistance in identifying educational resources for them to use with their students.  You can find them on the web at and reach them via email sent to if you would like to participate in this outreach project or if you have any questions. Area students at all levels interested in computer science and programming are also invited to contact The Institute.



Saw Mill River Audubon Upcoming Field Trips and Event…

-River Day at Van Cortland Manor, Croton on Hudson

Sunday, August 1, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
River Day is a celebration of the Hudson River and its tributaries. Take a boat-ride and celebrate our relationship to the river in the late 18th-and early 19th-centuries. Hands-on activities include fishing, hearth cooking, and brick making, plus modern boat building with several organizations. Visitors can enjoy on-water opportunities, music, picnic food, and storytelling.  There will also be current-day environmental and recreational activities including a table from Saw Mill River Audubon. Stop by and visit!
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Reminder: The second installment of 2010 real property taxes for the Village of Ossining are due and will be accepted without penalty until Monday August 2nd.    Village property taxes are collected by the Village of Ossining Finance Department and may be paid by mail, in person, or on-line.  Tax payments should be made payable to the “Village of Ossining” and mailed to:  Village of Ossining, Finance Department 2nd Floor, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:30 pm.  The phone number for the Finance Dept. is (914) 941-2581.  Payments can also be made on our web site, during the month of July. 



Furniture Sharehouse needs YOU! We are Westchester’s own Furniture Bank, located on the grounds of the county airport. Opened in April 2007, we are fast approaching out 1000th family served.  Simply, we collect unwanted basic furniture in good condition, and re-distribute it, free, to clients of about 3 dozen Westchester agencies. We are all volunteer, and looking for your help so that we can continue to grow.

Our needs include, but are not limited to hands-on help for single day events: drives, as well as pre-drive publicity, other community/PR events, and shopping assistants to work in the warehouse (W or Th AMs only) to help clients select furniture.  If your office, PTA, church group, book club, scout troop, or high school service club wants to get involved, or if you have skills, services or supplies you’d like to donate, well, we’d really like to hear from you all. Please go to our website  for more information*, or send us an email , with ATTN: Marie Graham in the subject line. Many thanks!!



Calling all Singers!  This is an open invitation for all voice parts to join Taconic Opera’s chorus for our October 15, 16 & 17 performances of Puccini's Tosca!  This will be a FULLY STAGED PRODUCTION with full orchestra and sets/costumes, in Italian with English supertitles above the stage.  All lead singers and orchestra members are experienced professionals.  Performances will be at the Yorktown Stage in Yorktown, on October 15-16 at 8:00 pm, and an October 17 matinee at 2:00 pm.

There is NO MEMBERSHIP FEE to join the company, but all singers will be required to supply their own scores and help put together their costumes.  If you don’t have a score, a copy of the choral sections of the opera will be provided. 

Tosca is a less demanding opera on the chorus, so it is an excellent starter opera for you if you have never done this type of performance before.  Don't be frightened - this is much easier to do than you might imagine, and it is an incredibly exciting, satisfying and FUN performance experience!!!  Music rehearsals will begin on Wed, August 4, 7:00-9:00 pm, and continue with rehearsals every Saturday 3:00-5:00 and Wednesdays 7:00-9:00.  Once staging rehearsals begin around Sept 11, the schedule will fluctuate a little according to the availability of our lead singers, however, we try to keep the Wed/Sat calendar for the chorus as much as possible.



Ossining Firefighters’ Parade scheduled for, Friday, August 6th Step off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Croton and Calam Avenue.  The parade will continue down Croton Avenue to Main Street, then Secor Road and end at the Waterfront.  Be sure to watch the parade and support our hundreds of volunteers! 



Hudson Veterinary Hospital in Ossining has a new low cost spay/neuter program they are offering.  All pets who are 7 years and younger and who are up to date on their rabies vaccine are eligible for the clinic.  Appointments are necessary and they do not accept walk ins.  The first clinic is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2010.  Space is limited, so early bookings are recommended.  Prices are as follows:  FELINE:  Spay - $100  (includes pre-surgery exam), Neuter - $75 (includes pre-surgery exam).  CANINE:  Spay/Neuter under 95 pounds - $175 (includes pre-surgery exam), Spay/Neuter over 95 pounds - $250 (includes pre-surgery exam).  Some additional services they offer are: PRE-ANESTHETIC BLOODWORK - $40, FLEA TREATMENT - $20, MICROCHIPPING: $30, RABIES VACCINE - $20.  Please call 914-762-0063 for more information or to book your appointment.  To visit their website go to



Community Helping Hands is a new organization founded by Ossining and Briarcliff residents who envisions a community where people who choose to stay in their own homes as they age can do so knowing they have a support network surrounding them. CHH recognizes people's right to choose to spend their golden years in their own homes and the importance of having the right information and resources available to make aging in place as safe and comfortable as possible.  We are currently surveying seniors to identify their needs in order to help meet those needs.  For more information about becoming a Community Helping Hands volunteer, or to participate in a short survey regarding what services (for example, transportation, home repair, social events, etc) would be helpful, please send an email to Or call CHH at 914-346-7773.  New volunteers are welcome.



The Briarcliff Garden Club is recruiting new members for the coming year September 2010-2011. We are very interested in having you join us. Would you like to learn about Floral Arranging, Horticulture, Environmental issues, Civic Beautification, and our Garden Therapy Program at the Brandywine Adult Home. We take trips to various gardens. The club has interesting speakers monthly on various topics. We give a thousand dollar scholarship each year to a worthy High School Senior. Please call us at 432-8529 or at Our dues are $30 per year.



Teatown Events: 

Saturday August 7, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:  FIELD STUDY

ALL WELCOME. The fields of Cliffdale Farm are hopping, buzzing, and flitting with insects. Join a naturalist as we catch, identify and classify insects and other invertebrates.

Sunday August 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon:  STORY SUNDAYS - WHOSE GARDEN IS IT CHILDREN.

Listen as we read a nature friendly story and make a craft, play a game or visit with one of Teatown’s animal ambassadors. For children 4 – 7 years old, accompanied by an adult. 

For Information or to register for a program, call (914) 762-2912 ext 110, Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Registration is required for all programs.  All programs take place in the Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation (1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining NY 10562) unless otherwise noted and are free for members and $5 for nonmembers (plus materials fee, if applicable) unless otherwise noted.  When applicable, all programs must be paid for at the time of booking.  They accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, or you can pay in person with cash or check.  No refund will be granted less than two weeks prior to the program date.  People withdrawing prior to this deadline will receive a 75% refund (less 25% administrative costs.)



Ossining Gospel Assembly presents HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION for kids ages Pre-k through 6th grade!! What is it??  A FREE Vacation Bible School that offers a fun time of crafts, games, songs, creative snacks, movies, and friends.  When:  August 16-20 from 9:00am-12:10pm. Closing ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 22 @ 6pm with a live puppet show and ice cream sundae party!  Call to register or for more information @ 941-0989 or email our youth pastor at  



The Ossining Public Library and Eduscape Associates present College Essay Boot Camp.  A six-hour workshop over 2 nights:  Monday, August 23rd and Tuesday, August 24th from 5 – 8 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room.  Rising seniors write your college essay with us in two sessions using our successful 6 step process.  You will learn how to Capture the attention of the College Admissions reader.  You will showcase your interest and experiences.  Enlist now!  Register online at  For more information, stop by or call the teen room at 941-2416 ext.336. 



The Ossining Farmers Market is open at Market Square! This year, Community Markets is happy to welcome additional vendors to the market, which runs every Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm until December 18th on the corner of Main and Spring Street

OSSINING FARMERS MARKET ACCEPTS FOOD STAMPS!  This year, in collaboration with The Open Door Health Center, Community Markets is proud to announce that the Ossining Farmers Market accepts state issued Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the electronic delivery method for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as the Food Stamp Program. The Ossining Farmers Market, which has been joined by even more vendors for the season, will have EBT access every market day for the duration of the market. The market runs every Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm until December 18th on the corner of Main and Spring Street.  SNAP recipients simply have their card swiped by the terminal operator at the manager’s booth for their desired dollar amount and, in exchange, receive that amount in EBT tokens. These tokens will be issued in $1 increments for use with participating vendors throughout the farmers market. The market will also offer cooking demonstrations and recipes to make buying and preparing healthy, local food easier for SNAP recipients.


The market features fresh local, certified organic produce, artisinal organic breads, fish, meat, eggs, cheese, herbs, baked goods and specialty foods, handmade chutney, simmer sauces and other Indian delicacies from Calcutta Kitchens of Norwalk, CT., hard and soft goat cheeses, milk and yogurt from Coach Farm of Pine Plains, NY and mushrooms, orchids and vegetables from Hodgson Farm of Walden, NY.  Community Markets will also be hosting events like: cooking demos, tastings, a corn roast and live music throughout the season. Details are posted on their website:



Save the Date: Saturday, September 11 at 9 a.m. Ossining MATTERS will kick off its 8th Annual 5k Run/2 Mile Walk. Online registration is open now! Visit Don't miss this great community event.



The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club has its next monthly meeting Thursday, September 16, in the community room of the Apple Bank in the Rose Hill Shopping Center in Thornwood. The meeting will begin by 8:00PM and generally breaks up around 10PM. If you would like to attend, please call Hank Teller for all details at 914-309-2395.  Hank Teller will also be glad to answer any questions about model railroading. You can call him at 914-309-2395.  The Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month except in July and August. Come and find out why model railroading is the “Worlds Greatest Hobby.”



Save the Date: Ossining Food Pantry Celebration - Sunday, September 19 from 5 to 8 pm .  Please make a note on your calendar to join us for our major fundraising event of the year. Details coming soon!



The Lady With All The Answers, A delightful play about Ann Landers by David Rambo, Starring Carol Eagen Directed by Michael Muldoon.  "The Lady With All the Answers" performed by M&M Productions Acting Company, Inc. at the Ossining Public Library on Thursday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Budarz Theater.  "Dear Ann Landers"…For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century. Directed by Michael Muldoon, Carol Eagen will portray the delightful Ann Landers. For more information contact Melinda O’Brien at 914.962.3431 or






Saturday, October 16, 2010

For additional information contact:

Gary Farrell at , 914-762-1297 or

 John Crawford at, 914-762-1958



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 .  

Submissions included in this listing are intended solely to inform of events and information of general interest to subscribers.  The Village of Ossining does not necessarily endorse or support organizations or entities whose events and / or activities are listed above.  The Village makes no representation as to the accuracy thereof, nor does it assume any liability in  connection with same.

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