Friday, April 02, 2010


This Monday is a Teamster holiday. About 30 years ago (possibly even longer) members of the Teamsters agreed to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Friday after Thanksgiving is a holiday for CSEA members. As part of the agreement they were given a holiday the day on “Easter Monday”. As a result, next week is a holiday week (one day garbage, two days recycling—see sanitation schedule). I will be asking our labor negotiators to discuss with the Teamsters ending this holiday and giving employees a floating holiday (which they could take anytime during the year). The employees lose nothing. The town gains an extra work day. We have done this in the past with other holidays.

TUESDAY—7 PM. Will Library, Yonkers. I’m helping commuters work to save the Westchester-Manhattan bus line which serves the Central Ave corridor. I believe that the elimination of this route will have a very negative impact on property values on Central Ave and also am of the opinion that this could be more costly to taxpayers in the long run. Many train stations do not have adequate parking spots that could accommodate the commuters who presently take the bus. Government should be promoting public transportation. I hope you join us at this meeting.

- “Person to Person: Photographic Portraits”
- "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
- Free Friday Nites: Star Show - Beyond the Dome: A Different Kind of Light-Year
- Caring Community of Ardsley Blood Drive
- Nature Photography for Beginners
- Welcoming Spring at Lenoir
- 160th Anniversary Celebration Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- Spring Egg Hunt
- "Puss in Boots"
- Discovering Wildflower Island
- Blues Mothers and Hope Machine Perform
- "The Messenger": The “Best of” Film Series at The Best Little Theater in Westchester
- Keith Emerson & Greg Lake
- Barj Project
- Puppet Show

“Best of” Film Series at Irvington Town Hall Theater
-- Saturday April 3 @ 8pm - “The Messenger”
-- Wednesday, April 7 @ 8pm - “An Education”
-- Saturday, April 10 @ 11:30am – “Rondine” by Puccini
-- Wednesday, April 14 @ 8:00pm – “The Last Station”
Go to for more information

11th Annual International Film Festival
Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9 (Doors open @ 6:30pm, films begin @ 7pm) | Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry. Seating is first-come, first-served with no RSVP required. All films and are followed by a brief discussion. Free Admission, Refreshments and Free Parking. Visit for details and film schedule.

Hastings Friday Night LIVE: Art Walk
Friday, April 9 from 5pm – 9pm. Hastings Friday Night LIVE: Art Walk and Common Ground Downtown featuring Electric Junkyard Gamelan. Living up to its reputation as a village of artists, Hastings will be showcasing its local artists on April 9. Take the Art Walk through town to see window displays designed band installed by artists and pop-up artist installations in stores and restaurants. There will be something for everyone at this Village-wide event. Check the webpage, details being added daily. Go to for details.

Hastings Cares Fundraiser: Give Back to Haiti
Saturday, April 10 from 7pm - 10pm | The James Harmon Community Center, Hastings Come and dance the night away to fantastic Haitian and Latin American music to contribute to this incredibly important cause. The talented and generous Pamela McKenna will also be donating her time to lead some fun Zumba routines! ...just follow the leader, its easy and FUN. For more information, please contact Ellen Kelly at or call Lisa O’Reilly at the Community Center at 478-2380.

”Books & Cooks” Fundraising Event
Monday, April 12 from 6pm - 9pm | The Greenburgh Public Library Foundation Benefit
The Library announces the launch of its annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Greenburgh Public Library. The inaugural fundraiser has been designated Books and Cooks and is billed as a “Literary Feast” where “fine cuisine and literature come together”. The Books and Cooks event will bring together many local restaurants and their chefs with several of Westchester County’s most notable authors. Attendees will be treated to a tour of the newly opened Greenburgh Public Library as they sample a variety of food and meet local authors. Info can be found on our Home Page.

Spoken Interludes
Tuesday, April 13 (new date) | Chutney Masala, Irvington Bestselling, award-winning writer Dani Shapiro reads from her new memoir, “Devotion”, Critically-acclaimed writer Jonathan Dee reads from his new novel, “The Privileges”, and The New Yorker writer Tad Friend reads from his new memoir, “Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor”.

Irvington Celebrates Earth Day
Saturday, April 17 from 11am - 6pm (with a closing ceremony planned from 5-6pm)
Earth Day 40: Growing Our Village Green and Irvington Re-Leaf Project | Village of Irvington, Main Street and the Waterfront. Go to for details

"Community to Community": A Benefit Concert for Haiti
Sunday, April 18 @ 3pm | Organized by Friends and Alumni of Community Nursery School, Dobbs Ferry | Donation at the door. A family friendly event, but not just for kids.

RiverArts 17th Annual Studio Tour
Saturday, April 24 from 11am - 6pm & Sunday, April 25 from noon - 5 pm
Free, self-guided tour of private studios featuring the work of renowned and emerging artists in Hastings, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington. Details at or call 476.2321

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