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: December 29, 2011


Happy New Year from the Village of Ossining!

Please note Village offices will close at 12:00 on December 30th and all day January 2nd.



You’re invited to the 2011 Inauguration Ceremony.  The Ceremony will be held on January 1st at 12:00 p.m. at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.

Honorable Mary Ann Roberts – Ossining Town Clerk

Honorable Catherine A. Borgia – Westchester County Legislator District 9

Judge John W. Fried – Ossining Town Justice

Honorable Michael L. Tawil – Ossining Town Justice

Honorable Michael G. O’Connor – Ossining Town Highway Superintendent

Honorable Geoffrey J. Harter – Ossining Town Councilman

Eric P. Blaha – Ossining Town Councilman

Honorable Susanne Donnelly – Ossining Town Supervisor

Robert R. Daraio – Ossining Village Trustee

Manuel R. Quezada – Ossining Village Trustee

  Light refreshment will be served.



The Institute for End User Computing, Inc. is an Ossining based 501(c)(3) Public Charity founded in 2002. We explore new computing technologies, look at questions of public policy, educate the public, and encourage students to pursue careers in computing. We are always available to assist area students and educators. A copy of out latest financial report may be obtained from our website at <>, by written request, by email to or directly from NEW YORK by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 12 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. During this Holiday Season, please consider sending a tax deductible donation in any amount to The Institute for End User Computing, Inc., Box 1717, Ossining, 10562 so we can continue to serve you.


Ossining Public Library Holiday Hours:


Open Saturday, Dec. 24th, from 9 am —1 pm

CLOSED Sunday, Dec. 25th

CLOSED Monday, Dec. 26th

Open Saturday, Dec. 31st, from 9 am —1 pm


CLOSED Sunday, Jan. 1st CLOSED Monday, Jan. 2nd



Saw Mill River Audubon News: 

New and experienced birders are welcome to join established teams taking part in the census of birds in our local count circle. Contact the SMRA office for specific places and times of this day-long event.  Local Christmas Bird Count circles include Putnam County on Friday, December 30. For more information about this international citizen science project with a long tradition, visit:

-Sunday, January 1 - 9:00 am -  New Year’s Morning Walk at Rockwood Hall

Start off the year with an invigorating walk along the Hudson River shoreline at Rockwood Hall State Park.



The Lantern Gift Shop of St. Paul's on the Hill will hold its annual January Clearance Sale on Saturday, January 7 (snowdate: January 14), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  There will be 20-50% off Christmas items and more throughout the shop.  St. Paul's is located at 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY.  It is just east of 9A off rte. 133.  If the weather is questionable on January 7, call the shop at 941-4434, a little after 10 a.m. before coming.



Teatown Events:

-Saturday, January 7, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Snug Beneath the Snow

Is your blanket made of snow?  Learn the survival strategies of animals and plants that use snow as an insulator.  We’ll take a short hike in the frosty weather to look for animals’ winter homes. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

-Sunday January 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm               Hike in the New Year

Kick off the New Year with a hearty hike in the frosty air. We’ll hike to Vernay Lake, look for ice formations along the Waterfall Trail and circle Teatown Lake searching for winter wildlife. On our return, we’ll toast the New Year with a hot drink. Please note this program is for adults only. Free for members; $5pp for nonmembers. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.



A FREE screening of 'A Sea Change', January 7th  from 2 - 4:30, (snow date January 14th  2-4:30) at the Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library.  Winner of the NOAA 2010 Environmental Hero Award  Majestically filmed, a grandfather's odyssey to understand ocean acidification.  Film makers Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby will have a Q/A afterward.   Reception at 2:00 by Wobble Café.  Sponsored by St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Scarborough, Briarcliff Ossining Ministerial Association, Transtion Ossining.



Hudson Chorale Accepting New Members in January

Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in preparation for the second concert of its 2011-2012 performing season.  Singers in all voice parts (S, A, T, B) are invited to join Westchester’s largest mixed-voice choral group for an exciting May 5, 2012 concert.  It will feature the Westchester premiere of the Mass in D by John Knowles Paine.  This stunning and rarely performed Civil War-era masterpiece dates from 1867, and is considered America’s first large-scale work for chorus and orchestra.  The chorus’s goal is to provide both audience members and singers with the best possible experience in choral singing; its repertoire will range from the great masterpieces to contemporary compositions.  Singers looking for a new or additional choral family are encouraged to consider the Hudson Chorale.

Michael Conley is the Music Director of the Hudson Chorale.  Mr. Conley enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, composer, pianist, organist and singer.  In addition to serving as Music Director of the Hudson Chorale, Mr. Conley is the Music Director of the West Village Chorale and Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, and is the Director of the High School Chorus at the Dalton School in New York City.

Rehearsals for the upcoming season will begin on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm and will take place on subsequent Monday evenings at the Scarborough Presbyterian Church, 655 Scarborough Rd (Route 9), Scarborough, NY.  “Singer-friendly” auditions will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012, prior to rehearsal by appointment. To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at  or call (914) 478-0074.  To learn more about the chorus, visit the website at


New Brown Bag Lunch Book Group at Briarcliff Manor Public Library  Books that will Keep you Reading: Brown Bag Lunch Book Group: Bring your lunch and join a new afternoon book discussion group at the library.  They'll start off with some popular titles published in the last few years and then try to incorporate some of your choices. Led by Melinda Greenblatt, Library Director.  Tuesday, January 10, 12:00 - 1:30 PM Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Books now available at the Briarcliff Manor Library)  Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. (From the Westchester Library System catalog description.) 


NMRA Metro North Division The Metro North Division of the National Model Railroading Association (NMRA) will be meeting in the New Canaan Historical Society on a Saturday. The next meeting of the new year will be on Saturday January 14, 2012. Most meetings consist of two seminars on various aspects of model railroading and then layout visits to local model railroaders. Previous meetings have covered DCC and water in scenery. The meetings start at 9:30AM. Here's a link for more up to date info:

Clinics: Operations 102 - Al Oneto

Building Roads - John Grosner / Robert Seckler (Road Scholars)

Contest: TBD

After Meeting: Operation Session at Franklin Lang's


2012 Sailboat Racing Open Mixer – Shattemuc - Sunday Jan 15, 2-4 PM.  Review of last year’s race events.  Review 2012 Race Calendar and new Seminar schedule.  New racers needed! - All boats, all types large and small.  Crews needed, volunteer Race Committees and powerboats needed.  Open to OWFO, OBCC, OCSC, SEAS, WYC, SYC and interested community.  Meet our “Big Boat Buyer – Mentors” and get started searching for your first or next boat!  Also featured; Leslie Kahan Photography – Outdoor Youth Sports Action Photography.  (Enter on Westerly Ave and go under the Snowden Ave. Bridge, near the Boathouse Restaurant.)  Free event, refreshments available.  No affiliations needed.  



SUNY WCC SPRING TERM: ADULT BEGINNER BALLET, and BASIC POINTE:  Irene Kent a native of OSSINING is teaching once again Adult Beg. Ballet, and is now offering BASIC POINTE at SUNY Westchester Community College.  The SPRING ballet, and basic pointe course runs from January 22nd, 2012 thru May 6, 2012 for a total of 13 wks.  Ballet will be held on Sunday's from 11:30am till 1:30pm, with BASIC POINTE to immediately follow from 1:30pm till 2:30pm.  SUNY WCC Tel: 914-606-6830 and their website is  For more information on Irene, and her classes please visit her website at:

Course Description: Beginner/Intermediate Ballet- Explores the foundations of ballet in a fun, active environment. Students will gain a progressively larger understanding of ballet fundamentals, which when combined together creates “dance”. Class sessions will include: barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grand allegro. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment and use of terminology. Students will work on dance combinations to improve technical skill, memory, and performance.

Course Description: Beginning Pointe for adults and teens: Students will gain a progressively larger understanding of the fundamentals of pointe work. Emphasis will be placed on correct body alignment and use of terminology. Students will work on basic pointe exercises at the barre and basic combinations in the center to improve technical skill on pointe.



IMPORTANT PUBLIC ADVISORY: The Village of Ossining Police Department in conjunction with the Village of Ossining Office of Emergency Management has launched a program to help notify the public of emergencies, road closures, hazardous conditions, and other incidents concerning the public within the Village of Ossining. This program, called Nixle, is a free program and allows members of the public to receive these messages in email, text message, and on a internet web site. Village of Ossining residents are urged to subscribe to receive emergency messages only by texting 10562 to 888777 on their cell phone, or to receive a full complement of messages, including community updates residents can visit and click the sign up now! button.



Orchid Condominiums at 73 Spring Street in Ossining:  One-bedroom condominiums $130,000, two-bedroom condominiums $160,000.  Maximum Income Limits Apply ($58,600 -$83,800, based on number of persons in household.)  Why rent when you can own your own home, for more information please call  IFCA 941-5252.  Applications are available. 



Do you have an event, information or picture of the Village of Ossining that you would like included in this web blast?   If so please submit to Christina Papes at the Village of Ossining at  All information must be submitted the Wednesday prior to the distributed web blast.  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.  Please don't print this e-mail unless 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