Weekly E-Newsletter 06/18 - 06/25

Village of Mamaroneck News & Events

Juneteenth Festival - TOMORROW, Saturday, June 18, at Columbus Park

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OneMamaroneck is holding a Juneteenth Festival TOMORROW, 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 Meetings and Events from June 18 to June 25

Meeting Calendar

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

Other Village Calendars:

Community Announcements Ahead of Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department’s Carnival, Parade, and Fireworks Display

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The Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce:

  • The Annual Firemen's Carnival in Harbor Island Park will take place each evening between 6:45pm and 11:30pm from Friday, June 24, through Tuesday, July 5.
  • The Annual Firemen's Parade is scheduled to kick off at 7pm and travel down Mamaroneck Avenue on Wednesday, June 29.
  • The Annual Fireworks Display in Harbor Island Park will take place on Monday, July 4! (Rain date is Tuesday, July 5.)

This multiday community event is something our residents, businesses and visitors are eagerly anticipating. As we approach these events, the Village of Mamaroneck has put together this Community Announcement to provide residents and the public with important information. (Click here to download a PDF version of the Community Announcement webpage.)

Sidewalk Sales on Mamaroneck Avenue: June 23-28

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Our thanks to the Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce for organizing these Sidewalk Sale Dates on Mamaroneck Avenue.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Oceans of Possibilities - Thursday, June 30 at Columbus Park
Event Organized by the Mamaroneck Public Library

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The Mamaroneck Public Library will host a "Summer Reading Kickoff: Oceans of Possibilities" event at Columbus Park (Van Ranst Place off Mamaroneck Avenue) on Thursday, June 30, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. For more information, please contact the Mamaroneck Public Library or call (914) 698-1250.

4th of July Blessing of the Fleet and Boat Parade

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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5, with support from the Village of Mamaroneck Harbor Master, is hosting its 48th Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Monday, July 4th. Come to the West Basin at Harbor Island Park at 12 noon for the Parade of Ships. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are festively decorated by mariners who parade in front of a reviewing stand to receive a blessing from local clergy, and are judged in hopes of winning prizes supplied by local merchants. For more information, click here or contact U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5 Commander William C. Lipscomb at williamlispcomb@gmail.com or Kristen Salov at ksalov@vomny.org in the Harbor Master's Office. Our thanks to United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5 and to Commander Lipscomb for organizing this beloved community event.

Announcing Village of Mamaroneck Art Council's Pop-Up Concert Series "Jazz in July" on Fridays, from 7pm to 8pm

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07/08 - Kristina Koller in Columbus Park
07/15 - Wayne Henderson Sextet in Florence Park
07/22 - Kaya Nicole Trio at the Mary Louise Cox Poetry Garden
07/29 - David Bertrand Music in Florence Park

Click here (or the image above) for updates and to learn more. 

Outdoor Movie Night at Harbor Island Park - Lilo and Stitch - Friday, July 15

Outdoor Movie Nights

(Download the PDF flyer for details and dates.)

Grab a blanket and a lawn chair for our next Outdoor Movie Night on July 15 - Lilo and Stitch - in Harbor Island Park! 
All films are FREE and begin at dusk.

"Tiki Invasion" on Friday, July 15

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(Download the PDF flyer.)

Mamaroneck's biggest summer party is returning.
The Tiki Invasion is back and will be better than ever!
Save the date for this free luau party complete with music, food, fire dancers, family fun and a movie on the beach at Harbor Island.
Each guest is greeted with a lei and adults receive complimentary drinks.

July 15th starting at 6pm!

This event is co-sponsored by LMC Media and
the Village of Mamaroneck Parks and Recreation Department.


Concerts in the Park: July 20 and August 17

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Visit www.emelin.org/concerts-in-the-park for more information!

REMINDER: First half of Village property taxes are due on or before Friday, July 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM (or online by 12:00 midnight on Friday, July 1, 2022)

The first half of Village Property Taxes are due on or before Friday, July 1, 2022. You may pay by mail, in person at 123 Mamaroneck Avenue, or by putting a check with the stub in the supplied envelope in the brown mailbox in front of 123 Mamaroneck Avenue (no stamp required, see photo below). Tax payments that are postmarked by the USPS on July 1, 2022, are also acceptable. 

To View or Pay your Village Property Taxes ONLINE, click here.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Clerk-Treasurer's office at (914) 777-7722. Thank you.


Village Prepares for 2022 Mosquito Season


With the warmer weather approaching, the Village of Mamaroneck is actively monitoring for mosquito activity as part of our Village’s mosquito control program. Since 2019, the Village has been using Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis (Bti), a naturally occurring bacterium found in soils, in order to treat the Village’s catch basins and the marshes in the Shore Acres neighborhood*. Bti is an effective tool that reduces the mosquito population while minimizing the amount of pesticide materials being sprayed or “fogged” into the air. Click here to read more.

Village Resuming Comprehensive Plan Update Process

The Village is resuming the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The update process started several years ago and was nearly completed in 2020, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Comprehensive Plan sets forth goals, priorities, policies, and recommendations for programmatic and physical investments in many aspects of the Village for the next five years and beyond. The Village’s existing Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2012. Visit www.planvom.org to learn more about comprehensive plans, see next steps in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan update process, view the latest draft, and sign up for e-mail updates.

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Sewer Work on North Barry Avenue

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Until approximately June 27th, residents and motorists should expect construction and traffic along North Barry Avenue between Boston Post Road and First Street as the Village performs necessary sewer work through our contractor Green Mountain Pipeline Services. Work will be performed during daytime hours daily, Mondays-Fridays. Motorists may experience detours and/or lane closures and are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in the work zone. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Food Scraps Pick Up Program Continues

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Residents who live in single-family homes can still register for the Food Scraps Pilot Pick-Up Program. The program will continue in its current form. (June 1st was when the “pilot program” was supposed to end.) Please note that the Village’s Recycling Center at 313 Fayette Avenue will continue to be CLOSED on Wednesdays. 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. 

Storm Season Readiness Flyer

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June 1 – November 30 is hurricane season in the Atlantic. Now is the time to download, read, and follow the recommendations in the Village's Storm Season Readiness flyer (in Spanish/Espanol) as well as visit the following resources from the American Red Cross, FEMA, and Westchester County's Department of Emergency Services.

Now in Effect: Leaf Blowers Prohibited (Until 09/30)

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.

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 

Harbor Island Park Beach & Parking Passes Are Now On Sale


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.

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.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The Village of Mamaroneck’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Harbor Island Park! Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) offers a fun way to play on the water, with the added benefit of a full-body workout. To learn more, click here (or the graphic below) to view the flyer. To register, click here.

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Larchmont Mamaroneck Pollinator Pathway Garden Tour

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Get ready for the Second Annual Pollinator Garden Tour on Sunday, June 26th, from 1 to 5 pm! Maps will be available online and in print a few days before the event. For more info contact LMPollinatorPathway@gmail.comThis event is free! Visit larchmont-mamaroneckpollinatorpathway.org for more information.

Enjoy FREE Rides on ALL Westchester County Bee-Line Buses!

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Beginning June 1 and running through Labor Day (Sept. 5), you can enjoy FREE RIDES on all Bee-Line buses. Valid on all routes including ParaTransit. For service alerts and bus schedules, please visit transportation.westchestergov.com/bee-line. Or call (914) 813-7777 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Automated information is available 24 hours a day.

Penn Station Access Outreach

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Penn Station Access is a public works project planned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The goal of the project is to allow Metro-North Railroad commuter trains on the New Haven Line (which includes trains that travel to/from Mamaroneck) to access Penn Station on Manhattan's West Side. Currently, Metro-North trains to/from Mamaroneck can only access Grand Central Terminal on Manhattan's East Side. The MTA will be holding a public hearing on the proposed acquisition of permanent property interests in properties in the Boroughs of Queens, the Bronx, and the County of Westchester for the Penn Station Access Project (the “Project”). The hearing will review the public uses, benefits, purposes, and location of the Project, the impact the Project may have on the environment and residents of the area and will give the public an opportunity to comment on the Project and the proposed Property acquisition. Owners of the properties have been previously contacted regarding the hearing. For a full list of properties, please visit new.mta.info/penn-access-hearing. Details for the hearing are below:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Time: Begins at 6:00 P.M. (Registration closes at 6:30 P.M.)
  • Place: Residence Inn New York the Bronx at Metro Center Atrium, 1776 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461
  • Virtual Options: Zoom Webinar - To join the webinar via Zoom, click here or call 877-853-5247 (Meeting ID 846 6449 6265).
  • Speaker Registration: Use this link to register to speak in advance.

To learn more about Penn Station Access, visit pennstationaccess.info

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.