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Release Date: July 16, 2010

Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – July 20, 2010 – 9:15 AM
 (Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)
(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live.   Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm.  Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,
Depending upon the length of the two meetings.)
09:15 AM         Parks and Recreation – Door replacement  
10:00 AM         Special Meeting to Approve Resolutions (will be posted on website)
10:15 AM         Warren Avenue Project
10:30 AM         Manhattan Avenue  safety Follow-up
10:45 AM         Hartsdale Public Parking District Appointment Discussion      
11:00 AM         Motion for Executive Session
The Fisher Ave bridge off the Bronx River Parkway will be closed on Monday, July 19th from 8 PM to 4 AM for additional testing on subsurface concrete bridge. Before bridge repairs are completed this must be done.
Friday, July 16 from 5pm - 9pm 
Take a Staycation Beach Party this month with Tarrytown Third Friday!  Take your break on Broadway, Main Street and South Washington Street! Events will include ...Music and Art: Live music by Peter Spink Band on South Washington Street. Tappan Z Gallery Fiber artist Carolyn Lee Vehslag. Local Getaways: Old Croton Aqueduct Walk - Follow this historic walk through our town with the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council - meet up at Main St. Firehouse (50 Main St.) at 5:45pm. Latin Dance w/ Red-Hot Latin Fridays & Cabo Salsa Wednesdays on S. Wash. St. Lyndhurst - Representatives of this historic site of the National Trust will be on hand to talk about their upcoming events. Saw Mill River Audobon, a local environmental group with membership from Peekskill to Tarrytown. 
Hastings Friday Night Live: Midsummer Magic with “Vanishing” Vinny
Friday, July 16 from 5:30pm - 9pm 
Join us for an evening of magic, mystery and imagination as the streets come alive. Local magician "Vanishing" Vinny DePonto is guest producing the spectacular Hastings Friday Night Live Event. The streets come alive with live magic, juggling, fire eating, fortune telling, dancing, music and more! A night the whole family can enjoy! From old timey street busking to big illusion, you won’t want to miss this! Music by Matt Turk and Fred Gillen, Jr. at the Community Center. The majority of Warburton Avenue in the business district will be closed to traffic. Visit http://www.rivertownsguide.com/fnl for details!

Hastings Village-wide Tag Sale – Saturday, July 17
Download the map from our home page http://www.rivertownsguide.com/ 
The tag sale is being hosted as part of Hastings Weekend 2010. For all the details on Hastings Weekend, please visit http://www.hastingsrecreation.orgMaps are also available at the library, village hall and community center. If there are any questions, please contact Bryan Healy at 478-2380, ext. 600 or by email at bhealy@hastingsgov.org
The 10th Annual Celebrate Greenburgh Day! - Saturday, July 17 from 10am - 5pm
Anthony F. Veteran Park. The day promises to be fun for everyone. All residents of town of Greenburgh are invited, as is the general public. Cancellation hotline number: 693-8985 x133. Details on our Home Page.
Nyack’s Arts Crafts & Antique Street Fair – Sunday, July 18
Nyack. Nyack’s Arts Crafts & Antique Dealers Association hosts a street fair on Sunday July 18, rain or shine, from 10am - 5pm in downtown Nyack. 
Orchard School Summer Book Fair- All You Can Read!
Andrus Children’s Center will host a Scholastic Book Fair July 26- 28. Our local community is invited Wednesday, July 28 from 3 to 5pm to help support the Orchard School and the 155 students who attend. Join us for our Diner themed event and “ketchup on your reading”. All ages welcome. The selection includes books for ages Pre-School to high school. Funds raised will help purchase supplies for the classrooms and libraries at the Orchard School. This award winning K-9 school provides special education and individualized treatment for students who come to Andrus with emotional and behavioral illness and the effects of trauma.  So come out and pick up the newest bestsellers, children’s classics, educational products and much more- all for a great cause. 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers http://www.andruschildren.org/ 
Irvington Farmers Market July Music Schedule – 5pm – 7pm
Main Street School Parking Lot 
Market Hours: Wednesday, July 7 from 3:30 - 7:30 
LIVE MUSIC from 5pm - 7pm July 21 - Marc Jacoby
July 28 - Jessie Lambiase
Go to http://www.rivertownsguide.com/20localevents.php for more information.
Summer 2010 from Jazz Forum Arts 
Free Outdoor Concerts. Pack a picnic and watch the sunset over the Hudson 
at these two outstanding Music Series. For a complete listing of the over 30 Summer Concerts from Jazz Forum Arts, go to http://www.jazzforumarts.org/ & download flyer.
11th Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series
Every Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8pm 
Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry
Co-sponsored by RiverArts
July 21 - Maya Azucena 
July 28 - Souren Baronian’s TAKSIM Middle Eastern Jazz 
August 4 - Pete Yellin and Don Friedman Quartet
August 11 - The Stryker/Slagle Band 
August 18 - Greg Abate and Gary Smulyan Quartet 
August 25 - Season Finale! Ginga Pura Nova York
Jazz at Pierson Park at the Hudson River
Fridays, 6:30pm – 9pm 
Pierson Park, W. Main Street, Tarrytown 
Presented by Jazz Forum Arts, in assoc w/ the Village of Tarrytown Recreation & Parks
July 16 - Hendrik Meurkens Quartet 
July 23 - Jonny Hirsch Group 
July 30 - Joey Berkley’s Funkasaurus Rex 
"Free" Sunset Concert Series | Pierson Park, Tarrytown
Thursday, July 8 from 6:30pm - 8pm (through July 29)
A2D Quartet – Jazz, Blues and Soul - with Art Hightower, Drums & Vocals, Bill Conway, Bass, Christopher Reising, Vocals and Flute and Doug Smith, Vocals and Piano. Pack a picnic basket, bring Kids and friends and blankets and relax to the sounds of music on the Hudson River. Presented by Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Recreation Department. 
Thursday, July 15 – Blues with - The Roxy Perry Band. 
Thursday, July 22 – Jazz - Kate Baker & Vic Juris Quartet.
Thursday, July 29 – Pop, Rock, Blues Groove with Lipbone Redding and the LipBone Redding Orchestra.
Irvington Farmers Market: Every Wednesday, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Hartsdale Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 8:30am - 1pm at Hartsdale Train Station      
FromTHEHudsonRiverIndependent.comFriday 16
Third Friday in Tarrytown: Come to Main St. & Broadway from 5 p.m. for a blacktop beach party and patronize our local merchants. Call 374-5884 or visit www.sleepyhollowchamber.com.
Raffle to Benefit Neighborhood House: As part of Third Friday celebrations, Whimsies Incognito on Main St. will raffle a papier-mache and fabric sailboat. Tickets can be bought in advance at Whimsies, Neighborhood House or the Warner Library. Call 631-3355.
Music: Cliff Mays hosts SuperTonic Songwriters at 6 p.m. at the Black Cat Café in Irvington. Artists talk about songwriting, inspiration and the stories behind the music as well as perform. Call 231-9060 or visit www.blackcatchef.com.
Open mike night: Sign up to read at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow. Call 332-5953 or visit www.writerscenter.org.
Rock Concert: Renaissance and the Steve Hackett Acoustic Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Call 877-840-0457 or visit www.tarrytownmusichall.org.
Saturday 17
Canoe the Croton: Enjoy paddling on one of the secret gems of Westchester starting from Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, time TBA. Call 762-2912, ext. 110 or visit www.teatown.org.
Sailing Songs from Around the World: At 11 a.m. children 3-8 can enjoy an interactive musical program with the City Winds Duo at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Registration is limited. Call 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org.
Author Talk: At 2 p.m. Roger L. Jewell will be at the Irvington Public Library to discuss his newest work of fiction “The Sawmill River Valley War”, based on Westchester County history. Call 591-7840 or visit www.IrvingtonLibrary.org.
Sunday 18
Dragonfly Dance: From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. watch dragonflies dart, hover and dive in pursuit of food and mates at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. Call 762-2912, ext. 110 or visit www.teatown.org.
Story Walk: At 2 p.m. children aged 8 and younger can combine a walk on a woodland trail with a favorite storybook at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. Pre-registration required. Call 723-3470 or visit www.greenburghnaturecenter.org.

The Westchester County Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing July 27 to receive comments about a proposed fare increase for riders of the Bee-Line's BxM4C express bus to Manhattan.

The July 27 hearing will be held at the Westchester County Center (Central Avenue and Tarrytown Road) in White Plains.  There will be two sessions: 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. 
The proposed fare increase will help reduce an anticipated $1.8 million deficit in the department's 2010 operating budget. 
This proposed fare increase would affect the BxM4C route only.
The proposed fare schedule would raise the base one-way fare from $5.50 to $7.50, effective Sept. 7. 
The proposed discounted fare for senior and disabled riders would go up from $2.75 to $3.75.  Fares could be paid in coins or with MetroCard Pay-per-Ride cards.
The change would also eliminate "Express Bus Plus" unlimited ride MetroCards; free transfers to and from other Bee-Line routes and the New York City subway; and discounted transfers from other transit routes to the BxM4C.  
Earlier this year, County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced a compromise plan that saved the BxM4C from elimination. 
At that time, the county executive said that service would have to be reduced to reflect ridership demand and characteristics and fares would be increased to eliminate deficits.
www.rivertownsguide.com ( frequently updated calendar of fun events happening in our area)
www.thehudsonindependent.com <http://www.thehudsonindependent.com> for news and activities.
www.tarrytownpatch <
http://www.tarrytownpatch> . com for more news and activities.
www.scarsdale10583.com <
http://www.scarsdale10583.com>  news about Edgemont and Hartsdale
www.intervillage.org (non profit adult education programs)
www.volunteer-center.org  (the volunteer center can provide you with hundreds of volunteer opportunities.
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