On Friday, November 25, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino joined with Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla to celebrate the opening of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland with the lighting of a 32-foot Christmas tree in front of a new feature for the event – a “big top” tent that is Hanneford's Holiday Circus, the only tented holiday circus in the tristate area.
The Tarrytown Music Hall is excited to be organizing a food drive on behalf of the Foodbank for Westchester. Please join us as we attempt to “Fill the House!” with holiday grocery bags. Each bag will provide a family of four with a holiday meal this season. Our challenge is to collect enough bags to fill every seat in The Music Hall! The Foodbank for Westchester will be adding a turkey to each bag upon distribution, in order to make the holiday meal complete.
The plethora of signs dotting roads in Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow all tell motorists to “Slow Down Rivertowns.” Now the attention has expanded to include pedestrians in a “Walk Safe” program that also has its genesis in Irvington. In speaking with Larry Schopfer, the Village’s Administrator, and Mark Gilliland, a Village Trustee who is the liaison to the Traffic Calming Committee headed by Walter Montgomery, it is apparent that education matters not only with drivers but for feet on the street as well.Read more...
River Journal has covered the Open Door Family Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow for many years, as it sought to move from its 80 Beekman Avenue address to 300 North Broadway. That move initially met with resistance from the Village Board of Trustees and the Planning Board, who recognized that zoning laws and a paucity of parking could not accommodate the increased size of the new building’s footprint nor the medical uses Open Door had requested.Read more...
Mercy College Announces Dr. José Herrera as New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mercy College has appointed Dr. José Herrera as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Currently the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western New Mexico University (WNMU), Herrera will join Mercy College on January 17, 2017. With a wide range of experience in higher education, Herrera’s leadership, background and skill set will expand the potential and build upon the achievements of Mercy College.
Weekend Events In Westchester County Parks
Read on for a full listing of all the upcoming weekend events from December 15th to 18th:
THURSDAY – SUNDAY, DEC. 15 - 18
Kensico Dam Plaza, One Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland –
Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ossining's December Documentary & Discussion Series Screening: HAPPY
Once a month at the Ossining Public Library, a three-year old community-run program meets to screen documentaries and curate a panel of experts to discuss the subject matter of each month's film. This is The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series. All screenings are free and open to the public, with audience members coming from all over the tri-state area. The subject matters covered are largely focused on social issues, justice and environmental advocacy. Supported by a small group of annual donors, as well as community members providing small donations, this month marks the group's 42nd film.