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OSSINING NEWS 07-13-2007
Release Date: July 13, 2007


Greater Ossining Television (GO-TV), your local public access TV station, is conducting a survey to determine how we can better serve the local community.  Copies of the survey are available in the Library, The Joseph G. Caputo Community Center or in the Village Manager’s Office at 16 Croton Avenue.  Please take the time to complete the very brief questionnaire so that GOTV may be better able to serve the community.

The Ossining Summer Concert and Family Entertainment Series have begun.  Dates and times are listed below.  Please come to enjoy free concerts and children’s shows. For additional information call 941-3189.  

Summer Concerts are held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm at Louis Engel Waterfront Park,

(Rain Site: Ryder Park)

July 19 - La Fiesta with Rebolu

July 26 - Real Country Music with Orville Davis

August 2 - Classic Jazz with the New York Nonet

August 9 - The Hoppin John Steel Band

August 16 - The American Song Book with Ilene Reid and Friends

The Family Entertainment Series are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

The following shows will be held at 

Louis Engel Waterfront Park (Rain Site: Ryder Park)

July 16 – David Levitan Magic

July 23 – Amazing Will Shaw Juggling

July 30 – Music with Graham Clarke

Ryder Park

July 18 - Magic with Steve Johnson

July 25 – Super Silly Circus

August 1 – Fidget and Loon

The Ossining Public Library invites all our residents to a retrospective exhibit of work by artists William Carson Francis and his son William Corning Francis from July 6-27.  The exhibit will be in the Lower level and may be seen during regular summer library hours...Mon-Thur 9-9, Fri 9-5:30 Sat. 9-1 Library is closed Sunday. The Francis family lived on Upper Croton Avenue from 1925 - 2006. In 2006, son, Bill died in a house fire.  Painting by both were found in a studio on the property and have been restored. Several of the paintings are of Ossining and environs. The elder Wm. Francis painted murals in OHS.

The Ossining Public Library invites you to "An Evening of Conversation" with best-selling author, James Patterson at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue. Join us in the theater on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 @ 7:30 p.m. Patterson is the author of the "Alex Cross" novels and the "Women's Murder Club" series. He has written "Honeymoon", "Lifeguard" and soon to be published “You've Been Warned." Patterson is a summer resident of Scarborough.

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

First Time Home Buyer's Workshop at the library, Wednesday, July 25 from 7-9 p.m.  Sponsored by Housing Action Council, IFCA, CAP and the library. To register, call 914-332-5229

Ossining Firefighters’ Parade will be held on August 3rd Step off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Croton and Calam Avenue.  Be sure to come to watch the parade and support our hundreds of volunteers!

Call for Artists: We are in the planning stages for our second Ossining Arts Festival to be held on Sunday, Sept 16. Display space for artists is available at a minimum charge. Please call Catherine Borgia at 262-8873 if you would like more information.

Town Crier Committee…The Village of Ossining is exploring the idea of creating a Town Crier Committee and is seeking volunteers to serve on same.  This committee would reach out to the people of Ossining, connecting our diverse population personally through various creative avenues and meetings and would also serve as a sounding board to the trustees.  Anyone interested in serving on this committee should send a letter of interest to the Ossining Village Manager’s Office, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining.

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