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Release Date: October 05, 2007

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 and charities including the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Fire Department, Police Benevolent Assoc., Alzheimer Assoc., Arthritis Foundation, Coaches vs. Cancer, Cooley's Anemia and Gift of Sight.  For additional information contact Guido Iamiceli 490-0343, Mike Fortini 403-5244 or Frank Picucci 941-6730. 


Milonga (Tango Party) Every Friday at 8 p.m. beginning October 5th.  All Levels.  Beginners Welcome.  ½ hour beginner and ½ hour intermediate lesson with Westchester Tango followed by an evening of tango dancing.  Wine, refreshments, tasty hors d’oeuvres and plenty of atmosphere!  Entrance fee $20.  Reservations welcome.  Sponsored by Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main Street  432-8502.  See you on the dance floor.


Go-Gyo-Ka Poetry class this Saturday, October 6th  Go-Gyo-Ka is a new form of poem from Japan.  It literally translates as "Five Line Verses".  The meeting will be from 10am to 12:00 noon, October 6th, at the Club House of Kemys Cove, off Revolutionary Road.   The speaker will be Enta Kusakabe, the founder of Go Gyo Ka Poem Society. Fee is $5.00.


The Ossining Boat and Canoe Club Fall Harvest Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 7th from 8 a.m.12 noon.  This is a fundraiser for the Boat and Canoe Club, Donation is $10/ea for adults, $5.00/ea. for children (12 & under) A great way to start your day, all are welcome to attend. 


October 11, 7:30, Ossining High School Library, Ossining Communities That Care and several other community partners will host ‘Homecoming:  Make Sure Your Kids Come Home Safely” a panel discussion conversation about preventing teenage drinking.  Dessert will be served.


Upcoming Events at the OPL…

"The Image Makers" photographic exhibit by members of the Westchester Photographic Society. October 7 - November 10. Reception: Sunday, October 14 from 2 - 4 p.m.

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, October 14 from 12-5 and Monday, October 15 from 10a.m - 8 p.m.  Bag sale on Oct.16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sale on Lower Level during Library hours.

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.

Live theater Pulitizer prize winner "Talley's Folly" by Lanford Wilson M&M Production. October 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Artistic Collage Learn to make that special card using diverse and exciting materials Jamie Ross, instructor.  Saturday, October 20th starting at 10:30 a.m.  For adults, class limited to 15. To register call 941-2416 ext. 326

Fall Family Fun Day 2007 will be held at Market Square at the intersection of Main and Spring Street from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13.   Join us for a great day of fun activities including hay rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting contest, festive music and a pie eating contest.  All are welcome and admission is free.

AqueFest Saturday, October 13, 2007 10:00 to 3:00 Sponsored by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Come and learn about the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Tours of the inside of the Aqueduct at the Weir Chamber in Ossining will be offered from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If interested in taking a tour please meet at the Weir Chamber, which is on the Aqueduct on the north side of the Double Arch (walk north from Main Street).  Visitors are welcome to view the displays and see the video at the Ossining Community Center as well or just enjoy the live music of High Voltage Band on the Aqueduct at Main Street from 1:00 to 3:00.  The Old Croton Aqueduct crosses Main Street just west of Route 9. 


The Ossining Rotary is once again raffling off a new motorcycle. Raffles are $100 each and only 350 will be sold.   Raffle will be pulled in November.  You can also take the cash value, $10,000 if you prefer. Purchase from any Rotary member, or call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873 for a ticket.

Do you have clothing that your children no longer wear that would fit 5-7 year-olds? The Ossining Early Childhood PTA (the PTA that serves Roosevelt and Park Schools) is holding a Clothing Drive for the Park School Nurse, who has run out of spare pants for the children who have accidents during school.  Before you donate to the clothing bins, please look to see if you have pants that would fit a 5-7 yr old.  If so, drop them off to Park School labeled Nurse’s Office. 

Trinity Church Anniversary Spirit of the Community Award Dinner.  Saturday, October 13th, 6pm.  This year they will be honoring IFCA’s work to provide housing and other services to low and moderate income families in the area.   For more information, call 914.941.0806 or email to  More information at:


Noted Peace Activist, Father John Dear, to Speak at Maryknoll Father John Dear, S.J., a Jesuit priest, peace activist, popular lecturer and author, will speak at the Maryknoll Society Center, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining at 7:00 pm. on October 17, 2007, as part of the Maryknoll Speaker Series.  For directions call 914-941-7636 ext. 2294.  His lecture is entitled “The Beatitudes of Peace.”  Father Dear, a longtime practitioner and teacher of nonviolence, has worked for over 25 years with such groups as the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Pax Christi.  He has been arrested more than 75 times for acts of non-violent civil disobedience for peace.  His work for peace have taken him to war zones throughout the world including El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, the Middle East, the Philippines, Northern Ireland and Iraq.  Dear has authored hundreds of articles and over 25 books on peace and justice; these include “Mohandas Gandhi and You Will be My Witnesses” (Orbis Books), and his newest book, “Transfiguration” (Doubleday).  The Maryknoll Speakers Series offers timely and stimulating talks and discussions on matters of faith and social concern. These events are held at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining, N.Y. The event is free of charge and open to the public. For additional information visit their website at


Sample the Ports of Portugal A fund raiser for the maintenance of Ossining Sailing Club boats, sponsored by Doca’s Restaurant.  The event will be held Friday, October 19th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club on the waterfront in Ossining (across from the train station).  Donation is $20 per person and you must be 21 or over to attend. 


Ossining Flotilla 67 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Month at OBCC.  The meetings begin at 7:30 pm at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club on the Hudson River adjacent to the Metro North train station. Refreshments are served and visitors are always welcome.  A primary mission of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is to offer several educational courses aimed at making the public's boating experience safer and more enjoyable. America's Boating Course (ABC) is offered regularly by certified USCG Auxiliary Instructors at the Ossining Recreation Center.  Check for class schedules.  To register in advance or to obtain more information contact Karen Caldwell, SO-PE at or 914-736-3466.  Free Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) are available for your boat! A VSC is a complimentary check of your boat conducted by members of the USCG Auxiliary, confirming that it meets both federal and state requirements for safety. No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency, but a decal is awarded to display if the vessel has passed the examination. Contact Ed Klotz at or call 914-944-9016 to set up an appointment.


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 Please note: Shoppers do not park behind the Chase Bank next to the market. It is a private lot and you will be booted and fined.


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