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Release Date: September 07, 2007

Ossining Matters 5K Trail Race and 2 Mile Walk
to benefit Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation will be held on Saturday, September 8th.  The race kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at the Double Arch at the Old Croton Aqueduct adjacent to the Caputo Community Center 95 Broadway, registration on-line and by mail, race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Caputo Community Center, for further information visit the website


There will be an informational meeting on Community Land Trusts for Housing, Saturday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.  All residents are invited to attend.


Special Benefit Concert to be held on September 8th, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. in the theater at Ossining Public Library. Seniors Oliva Oppedisano and members of High Voltage: Max Gulian, Lee Saper, Jesse McCormick, Scott Peller and Jake Schofield, will perform at a gala fund-raising event to raise money for the scholarship fund in the name of Noah Woodley -Aitchison. This scholarship is awarded to OHS seniors at the end of their senior year. This concert will raise money for the fund and help those awarded with their educational expenses. Singer/songwriter Fred Gillen, Jr. will be master of ceremonies for this special Saturday afternoon concert.


On September 8th there will be an Interfaith Walk on the way to Ground Zero passing through Ossining.  The walk began on August 29th at the Grafton Peace Pagoda, Petersburgh, New York and will end at Ground Zero on September 11th.  St. Paul’s on-the-Hill, 40 Ganung Drive will be holding a pot luck supper, discussion and service at 6:00 p.m. in connection with this event.  For additional information call St. Paul’s at 941-6627. 


The Ossining High School class of 1952 in conjunction with the Ossining Public Library has invited Douglas Parker, a 1952 alum to speak at the library on Saturday, September 15th @ 2:00 p.m. about his  biography on Ogden Nash titled: "Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse." Doug's talk will describe his experience in writing the book, published in 2005, recount some of the highlights of Nash's life including stints as a Hollywood screenwriter, lyricist on and off Broadway and performer on radio and TV, and he will read excerpts from some of Nash's most provocative and entertaining verse. The talk will take place in the theater on the lower level.

2007 Ferry-Go-Round – Sunday, September 16th 11am to 6pm The fourth "Hudson Ferry-Go-Round" returns to the region linking towns along the Hudson River with continuous ferries.  NY Waterway ferries travel between Peekskill, Haverstraw, Ossining and Tarrytown. The public can board on a first-come, first-served basis, approximately every 40 to 60 minutes.  FREE transportation will connect Ferry landings with events in the participating communities.  Ferry-Go-Round All-Day Passes are: $10 adults, $5 seniors and free for kids 17 and under with a ticketed adult.  For additional information visit the website at .

Call for Artists: The Ossining’s Treasures an Arts Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 16. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge and food vendors are welcome. Contact the Ossining Recreation and Parks Department at 941-3189 to register for a space.  Forms are available online at for additional information please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873.


Maryknoll Film Festival Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m  A new international film festival, sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will open on Friday Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining.  The series of nine monthly offerings entitled, Life through Death: God’s Self-sacrificing Love Revealed in Relationships, will open with “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles”, China/Japan 2005, from director Zhang Yimou.  Each film will be introduced by a Maryknoll missioner who will facilitate a brief discussion following the screening. All are welcome.  Admission is free. Films will be shown in the Maryknoll Society Center Building, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining.  Maryknoll, the U.S.-based Catholic missionary movement, includes the Maryknoll Society (Fathers and Brothers), the Maryknoll Congregation (Sisters), the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and the Maryknoll Affiliates.  Maryknollers have been representing U.S. Catholics in overseas mission since 1911 and currently serve in 39 countries worldwide. For additional information call 914-941-7590 or visit their website at


Upcoming Events at The Ossining Public Library…

"A Time to get Together A Time to Celebrate" Meet Beth Bermel, new library director and celebrate the completion of the new library. Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3-5 p.m. in the theater.  Reception and music by the Modal Blue Ensemble. RSVP  941-2416 extension 326.

A New series of Book Discussions to begin in September, moderators: Vincent Munch, Patty Chapman and John Hawkins, books available in the Cheever Room.  For additional information call 941-2416, extension 326. 

Thrice upon a Mattress: three short comedies by award winning Westchester playwright, Albi Gorn  presented by the library, admission free, This M&M theater production featuring Eric & Jeanne Goche, Laura Kramer, Anne Rodgers Pearl and Jim Smith will be on the library stage Thursday, Sept. 27th at 7:30 p.m.


Open Door Benefit Golf Outing at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor is scheduled for Monday, October 1st.  For more information on this event please contact Cristina Sanjuas-Dopazo, Development Coordinator at 914-502-1414 or check the website at


Come join the fun!  The Christopher Columbus Lodge #692, a not-for-profit organization in Ossining is hosting the 5th Annual Columbus Day Festival in celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month.  The festival will be held at Veterans Park, Narragansett Avenue on Friday, October 5th from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, October 6th from 4pm– 11pm, and Sunday, October 7th from 2pm – 10 pm.  There will be food, raffles, rides, games and free live entertainment. The Columbus Lodge is a philanthropic organization which contributes to three OHS awards since 1991 (Italian Language Award, Top Female Athlete and Top Male Athlete) and many other organizations including the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Fire Department, Police Benevolent Assoc., Alzheimer, Arthritis, Coaches vs. Cancer, Cooley's Anemia, Gift of Sight.  For additional information contact Guido Iamiceli 490-0343, Mike Fortini 403-5244 or Frank Picucci 941-6730. 


More Events at the OPL…

The Camille Antoinette Budarz Performance Space at the Ossining Public Library will be dedicated Sunday, October 7th at 3 p.m. a special concert by pianist, Michael Boriskin, artistic director of the Copland House will follow the dedication. Admission is free.

The Annual Ossining Public Library Fall Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, October 12 from 10-5, Saturday, October 13 from 10 - 5, Sunday, Oct. 14 from 12-5 and Monday, October 15 from 10a.m - 8 p.m.

Special program: "Hudson Valley Ruins" will be presented at the library by the Ossining Historical Society Museum and OPL on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Rob Yasinsac, co-author of the book: Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape." Mr. Yasinsac is on the staff of Historic Hudson Valley.  Admission is free.


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


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