Weekly E-Newsletter 05/14 - 05/21

Village of Mamaroneck News & Events


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The Village of Mamaroneck has posted some important information to its website about the upcoming May 18th Community Meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Emelin Theatre. While this event is FREE and open to the public, tickets are required. We also encourage residents to submit their questions ahead of the 05/18 meeting through this online form(Please note the DEADLINE to submit questions is TODAY, Friday, May 13.)

With our friends and colleagues at the Community Resource Center (CRC), we are also pleased to offer a Spanish-language simulcast of the Community Meeting for the Spanish-speaking members of our community. For more information about the Spanish-language simulcast and to attend the CRC's watch party, visit www.crcny.org or call (914) 835-1512.

Click here to Request FREE Tickets for the May 18th Community Meeting at the Emelin.


ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN! We anticipate the 05/18 Community Meeting to "sell-out" very soon. When that happens, a Waitlist will become enabled. 

If you are on the Waitlist and a ticket becomes available, you will be contacted with further instructions on how to obtain your ticket.
If you are a ticket holder who is now unable to attend the 05/18 Community Meeting, please cancel your ticket so that the next person on the Wait List can attend.

Submit your questions, concerns, ideas, or suggestions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
before the May 18th Community Meeting.
 


THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS IS TODAY, FRIDAY, 05/13. 

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Remember, you can also watch the livestream of the 05/18 Community Meeting on LMC Media 76 Optimum / 35 Verizon or watch it HERE online.


(Download the PDF Flyer in ENGLISH AND SPANISH.)


Village Meetings and Events from May 14 to May 19

Meeting Calendar

To view the Village of Mamaroneck's online calendar, click here.

Other Village Calendars:


RESCHEDULED to Saturday, May 14  - Village of Mamaroneck's Clean and Green Day

Clean and Green Day - Saturday, May 7

Clean & Green Day has been rescheduled to SATURDAY, MAY 14. Please note the following:

  • If you signed-up to volunteer for Saturday, May 7th and you are now unavailable to volunteer on Saturday, May 14th, please kindly update your entry on the SignUpGenius page.
  • The morning’s schedule for Clean & Green Day remains the same. The event will begin at 9:30am near the Marine Education Center in Harbor Island Park. After some opening remarks and giveaways, volunteer teams will then set out (either on foot or by car) to their clean-up locations. Work will begin at individual clean-up locations around 10:00am or 10:30am and should be over by 12:00pm (if not earlier).
  • The Village’s Compost Give Back Program has also been rescheduled to Saturday, May 14th. (Click here for the updated flyer.)

Sign-up to pick up litter at various locations around the Village.

 
(Click here to download the PDF flyer.)


RESCHEDULED to Saturday, May 14 - Compost Soil Give Back

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(Download the PDF flyer.)


American Square Dance with Liz Slade and the Resonators - Saturday, May 14 at 3:00pm
Organized by the Mamaroneck Historical Society

American Square Dance with Liz Slade and the Resonators

For more information, please contact John Pritts, Village Historian and Co-President of the Mamaroneck Historical Society,
at (914) 825-8112 or via email at mamaroneckhistory@gmail.com.

(Download the PDF flyer.)


Sign-Up for the FREE Spring Tree Walk - Sunday, May 15 at 1pm

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Join the Village of Mamaroneck's Tree Committee for a FREE Spring Tree Walk on Sunday, May 15 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 22) with Jocelyn Kleinman, Education Director of the Sheldrake Environmental Center. Tree walks offer an opportunity to spend time outdoors and enjoy the life-giving benefits of trees while learning about our local urban forest. Participants will explore tree species and learn some in-depth information, fun facts, and tips about caring for trees. This event is FREE and open to the public; but registration is required. Attendees will be informed of the exact meeting location in the Village of Mamaroneck after registering online. We ask attendees to refrain from sharing the meeting location online or with other people. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Whenever possible, attendees should wear face masks and follow social distancing protocols during the walk. Click here to register. (Download the flyer.)


Leaf Blowers Prohibited Beginning Sunday, May 15

Leaf Blowers Prohibited Beginning May 15

We also want to remind residents that beginning on Sunday, May 15, the operation of leaf blowers, per the Village of Mamaroneck's Leaf Blower Lawis prohibited until September 30. This includes ALL leaf blowers including gas, electric AND vacuum. Furthermore, Westchester County law requires that landscaping contractors be registered with the County and that leaf blowers meet County emissions regulations. For further information about Westchester County's Leaf Blower Emissions Law, please click here.


Join the Village's Food Scraps Pick Up Program by June 1 and Be Entered to Win a FREE Beach Family Membership to Harbor Island Park!

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Residents who live in single-family homes can still register for the Food Scraps Pilot Pick-Up Program. As an incentive, any new single-family household that registers in the program will be entered to win a FREE Beach Family Membership to Harbor Island Park (Value: $90.00). To be placed on the food scraps pick-up list (or if you have any questions about the program), please call the Village’s Department of Public Works (DPW) at 914-777-7745. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, and email address. We also put together this webpage to help subscribers prepare their Food Scraps bucket for pickup. 

(Download the PDF flyer.)


Arts Council Call for Jazz Musicians - DEADLINE is Friday, May 27

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(Download the PDF flyer.)


American Legion Post 90's Memorial Day Parade and Observances - Sunday, May 29

The Village of Mamaroneck is delighted and grateful the American Post Legion 90’s Memorial Day Parade and Observances will return to our community this year.
As we approach this event, the Village of Mamaroneck has put together this Community Announcement to provide the public with important information.

2022-05-29 Memorial Day Parade Flyer PDF

(Download the PDF flyer.)


Memorial Day - All Village Offices Closed - Monday, May 30

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All Village offices are closed in honor of Memorial Day. Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage, organic, rubbish, or recycling collection on Monday, May 30th. The Recycling Center, including the Compost Drop-Off Program, at 313 Fayette Avenue is closed and the Marine Education Center at Harbor Island Park is also closed.

Please note the American Legion Post 90's Memorial Day Parade and Observances will take place on Sunday, May 29. For information about that event, click here.


Juneteenth Festival - Saturday, June 18 at Columbus Park

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OneMamaroneck has organized a Juneteenth Festival for Saturday, June 18, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Columbus Park. Conceptualized and led by African American and Black leaders from Mamaroneck, the Juneteenth 2022 festival will be centered around the five pillars of food, family, music, education, and faith. Join us for drumming, song and dance performances, face painting and food trucks, a repainting of the Black Lives Matter street mural, and a celebration of love, life and resiliency! Admission is FREE. For more information, please visit mamaroneckhistory.org/recognizing.


Village of Mamaroneck Tree Law

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Trees help sustain an ecological system that provides climatic advantages to people and wildlife alike: cooling the air, buffering the wind and providing a natural barrier to noise. Conserving these natural assets was the impetus behind a decision by the Village of Mamaroneck's Board of Trustees (with support from the Tree Committee) to vote on and enact a new tree law. On October 12, 2021, the Village passed a local law making property owners in the village responsible for the maintenance of trees on their property, including their removal. The penalty for failing to follow this new law is a fine or $1,050 or more. The law is intended to preserve our trees, which provide numerous benefits, including the reduction of air pollution, increase to the tree canopy, and the improvement of the drainage and maintenance of a healthy eco-system. Studies show that a minimum tree canopy cover of 40% is the threshold needed to reap the full benefits of trees. A goal of the Board of Trustees, supported by the Tree Committee, is to achieve this minimum tree canopy coverage and maintain it on an ongoing basis. The Tree Committee as well as the Building Department has put together the following resources to help educate and inform residents about our Village's Tree Law.  

Frequently Asked Questions | Application for Tree Removal Permit | Tree Law 


Parking Lots at Harbor Island Park to be Closed for Curb Repair, Milling and Paving

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A series of curb repair, milling, and paving projects will result in some temporary parking lot closures at Harbor Island Park. Work will be performed between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays, with an anticipated completion by mid-May, depending on weather conditions. Click here to read more.


LMC Media sits down with Jason Pinto for a breakdown of everything you need to do this summer!

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Jason Pinto, Recreation Supervisor of the Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Department, shares highlights of some upcoming events like; parades, music in the harbor and the long awaited return of the Tiki Invasion Beach party! There's a lot happening! So be sure to click all the offerings below from our Parks & Recreation Department. Our thanks to LMC Media for putting together this promo!


Harbor Island Park Beach & Parking Passes Are Now On Sale

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Harbor Island Park Seasonal Beach and Parking Passes are now on sale. Individuals interested in purchasing a seasonal beach and/or parking pass can do so in person, Monday to Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation office located in the Stephen E. Johnston Pavilion at Harbor Island Park. For more information about beach and parking fees, beach operating hours, and all the guidelines for the 2022 Harbor Island Park Beach Season, click here.


Outdoor Movie Nights

Outdoor Movie Nights

(Download the PDF flyer for details and dates.)


Tiki Invasion on Friday, July 15

Tiki Invasion

(Download the PDF flyer.)


Town/Village Kayak Program at Harbor Island Park

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In cooperation with the Town of Mamaroneck, classes will introduce individuals to the sport of kayaking, while exploring the coastline and waterways in the Mamaroneck/Larchmont area. Personal flotation devices and kayaks will be provided. To register, click here. (Download the PDF flyer.)


Kayak Summer Camp - August 15 to August 18

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The Kayak Summer Camp will introduce participants to the sport of kayaking. You will learn skills of water safety, regulations, techniques, and tip over procedures while exploring coastline and waterways of the Mamaroneck and Larchmong areas. Kayaks and personal floatation devices will be provided to registrants. Program provided in conjunction with the Town of Mamaroneck. To register, click here. (Download the PDF flyer.)


Kayak Tours

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Download the PDF flyer for details and dates. To register, click here.


Parks and Recreation: Now Hiring for Seasonal Positions

The Parks & Recreation Department is still scheduling interviews for the following seasonal positions! Applicants MUST be 16 years of age or older. Applications must be fully completed or will not be accepted.

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Click here to download the seasonal position part-time employment application.


Clothing Drive May 2 to May 23 to Support The Sharing Shelf

The Village's Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting the following items between May 2 and May 23 in support of The Sharing Shelf. Bring these items to the Parks & Recreation Office in the Stephen E. Johnston Pavilion at Harbor Island Park, Monday to Friday, between 9:00am and 4:00pm. For more information, email the Sharing Shelf at info@sharingshelf.org or call (914) 305-5950.

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(Download the PDF flyer.)


MHS Students Launch Ethical Business Initiative

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To help end wage theft*, Mamaroneck businesses that pledge to support all workers' rights will receive an "ethical business" sticker to place in their store windows starting May 16. Please patronize these ethical businesses and help improve the lives of all workers. This student-led initiative was developed as part of the Original Civic Research and Action (OCRA) program, which helps students become civic entrepreneurs by addressing local issues. Working with LMC Media, the OCRA students also recently released a PSA directed toward local employers to raise community awareness of workers' rights violations.

*Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits rightfully owed to an employee.


2022 Community Health Assessment Survey

The Westchester County Department of Health, in partnership with 6 Hudson Valley health departments, developed a Community Health Assessment Survey to understand the personal health and health issues of residents of local communities. The survey is also intended to better understand how the impact of the COVID-19 on the health and well-being of residents. The deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, May 31. Results from this survey will be used to shape the work that the health departments, hospitals, and community partners do in the coming years. The Survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

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A printable survey can be downloaded here. Please return printed responses to:

Elissa Cestone
Westchester County Department of Health
10 County Center Road, 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10607

Phone: 914-995-7499
Email: eec9@westchestergov.com


Westchester Joint Water Works Filtration 

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Westchester Joint Water Works (WJWW), a nonprofit public benefit corporation that supplies water to some 120,000 Westchester County residents, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed drinking water filtration plant to be built in the Town/Village of Harrison. At its April 12 board meeting, WJWW authorized the release of the DEIS for public comment and review by other public agencies. 

WJWW has scheduled a public hearing on the DEIS for May 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Town of Mamaroneck Town Center Court Room, 2nd floor, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. WJWW will accept written comments on the DEIS until June 6, 2022 by mail to Westchester Joint Water Works at 1625 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 or by email to seqr@wjww.com.

For information about the water filtration plant and the SEQRA process, visit wjwwfiltration.org.


Have you Signed-Up for RoboCalls ("Swift 911 Notifications") from the Village of Mamaroneck?

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We encourage all Village of Mamaroneck residents to sign-up for our RoboCall ("Swift911 Notification System"), in the event the Village needs to communicate special announcements quickly and directly to residents. Click this link - www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/swift911 - or text SWIFT911 to 99538 to stay informed during emergency situations, important events and more. Alternatively, you can call Robert Ingenito, the Village's Public Information Officer, at (914) 825-8113. Leave a message on Robert's voicemail with your name and phone number and say that you want to be added to the Village’s robocall system. When leaving your message, please be sure to spell your first name and last name. (Please note that these notifications are separate from the Police Department’s Nixle Engage notification system.)

About the Village of Mamaroneck's Weekly E-Newsletter

The Village of Mamaroneck has put together a weekly e-newsletter with information for residents that brings together resources from Village departments, volunteer boards, commissions and committees, as well as our partners in the community. To sign-up for the Village's e-newsletter, please visit village.mamaroneck.ny.us/subscribe, type (and confirm by re-typing) your email address at the top of the page, and select "Village News" at the top of the list. Alternatively, residents can email Robert Ingenito, the Village's Public Information Officer, at ringenito@vomny.org or call at (914) 825-8113. Whether sending an email or leaving a voice message, be sure to include your name and email address and say that you want to be added to the Village’s email list. (When leaving your message by phone, please be sure to spell your first name, your last name and your email address.)

For consideration in the Village of Mamaroneck's Weekly E-Newsletter (which is typically sent on Friday), submissions are due on Friday by 12:00pm. Send submissions to ringenito@vomny.org. All submissions are edited for tone and content.

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