Weekly E-Newsletter 07/16 - 07/24

Village of Mamaroneck News & Events

TONIGHT at 7pm: Cara Quartet performs in Florence Park, Kicks-Off Classical Music Pop-Up Concert Series in Village Parks

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The Village of Mamaroneck's Arts Council is pleased to announce a series of short, 30-minute Classical Music Pop-Up Concerts in various Village of Mamaoroneck parks and green spaces. Come to Florence Park TONIGHT, Friday, July 16, at 7:00pm for the Cara Quartet. Bring chairs, blankets, and your own picnic. For more information about the Classical Pop-Up Concert series, click here.

SAVE-THE-DATES: Emelin Theatre and the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council present CONCERTS IN THE PARK: July 28 + August 18

Live music is back on the Sound Shore! Join us for two amazing outdoor events this Summer in Mamaroneck’s Harbor Island Park. FREE TO ATTEND. Tickets not required. Visit emelin.org/concerts-in-the-park for more information.

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by Mayor Tom Murphy

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A couple of years back, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees acted upon my recommendation to lower speed limits throughout the Village to 25 MPH. At the Trustee's Meeting this past Monday, July 12, the Board took another concrete step toward traffic safety by approving engineering on capital projects to make our streets safer. These areas were identified as needing attention during traffic assessments organized by the Vision Zero Committee ably chaired by Shannon Purdy.

This year the intersection of Fenimore Road and Prospect Aavenue should have a major overhaul which will enable pedestrians to cross more safely. Hopefully, after the engineering is done we can begin work on other troubled areas next year.

Download the Resolution that the Board of Trustees passed.

Westchester County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Presentation

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At the July 12th Board of Trustees Meeting, Blanca P. Lopez, the Assistant Director of Operations at Westchester County, made a presentation about Westechester County's Emergency Rental Assitance Program (ERAP). Administered in partnership with New York State's Office for Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA), this rental assistance program supports households which are behind on their rent, which have experienced financial hardship, that are at risk of homelessness or housing instability and that earn at or below 80 percent of area median income. The program opened on June 1 and applications are now being accepted. For more information, please visit:

Applicants can file directly with New York State to receive financial assistance or work through the Community Resource Center (which is one of Westchester County's nonprofit partners) to receive application assistance. The program has been accepting applications since June 1, 2021, on a first-come, first-served basis. As of July 8, 38 applications have been received from the 10543 zip code.

Old White Plains Road Bridge Over I-95 Is Closed

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On July 6, the New York State Thruway Authority announced the start of a $19.9 million infrastructure improvement project on the New England Thruway (I-95) in Westchester County which will increase the vertical clearance of three bridges and resurface a portion of I-95.The Old White Plains Road Bridge in the Village of Mamaroneck (at milepost 9.5) and the Boston Post Road bridge (at milepost 13.7) is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the work. The West Street bridge (at milepost 10.5) closure will be scheduled at a later time. These bridges are being raised to a 14’6” vertical clearance that meets current standards. The current height is 14’3”. Detours will be in place at each location and will be posted on signage. The bridges are scheduled to reopen this Fall.

For more information about the Old White Plains Road Bridge Traffic Advisory, click here.

More Infrastructure Work

This summer, Mamaroneck is slated to finally get long overdue infrastructure work done, specifically bridge replacements, that will serve our community well for decades to come. That is welcome news. Unfortunately, these projects will be creating traffic bottlenecks that are unavoidable. We hope to get the word out early so folks can plan accordingly. Click here to read more.

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Village Meetings and Events from July 16 to July 24

Meeting Calendar

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

Other Village Calendars:

Download the Storm Season Readiness Flyer

The Village's Flood Mitigation and Advisory Committee has put together the following Storm Season Readiness Flyer (and now in Spanish/Espanol too). In addition, we encourage residents to download and read the following resources from the American Red Cross, FEMA, and Westchester County's Department of Emergency Services.

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Click here (or above) to download the flyers as a PDF.

Alarm System Permit Reminder

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As per Chapter 88 of the Village Code, the Village of Mamaroneck requires an Alarm Permit for all premises equipped with alarm devices. Applications can be filed at the Village's Clerk/Treasurer's Office. The annual fee is $55. Alarm Permits are valid for one year from August 1st to July 31st. Individuals who currently have an Alarm System Permit and wish to RENEW will receive renewal applications in the mail. Individuals interested in purchasing a NEW Alarm System Permit can download and complete the Alarm Permit Application and submit it to:

Village Clerk/Treasurers Office
Village of Mamaroneck
123 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY  10543

Open Seats on Boards, Commissions, and Committee Openings

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A seat recently opened up on the Village's Planning Board. In addition, there are vacancies on the following volunteer Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

  • Marine Education Center Advisory Committee: 1
  • Recreation and Parks Commission: 1
  • Traffic Commission: 1
  • Harbor & Coastal Zone Management Commission (HCZMC): 2
  • Water Quality Advisory Committee: 7

If you're interested in serving on any of the above groups, please submit (1) a letter of interest and (2) a resume to clerktreasurer@vomny.org.

Community Garden Update

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Click here to view more photos of the plants and vegetables that are grown in the Village of Mamaroneck's Community Garden! Photos courtesy of David Styler.

There is no doubt that it takes a village to create and nurture the Community Garden, which is now approaching the peak of the growing season. Seen above are some of the avid gardeners tending to a bounteous display of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The success of the Garden is not just based upon their hard work, but also the invaluable cooperation of Jeff Ahne, the General Foreman of the Village’s Parks Department, and his crew, who in early spring oversaw repair and soil replenishment of the 12 garden plots and who keep the garden supplied with water all season long. The Community Garden is sponsored by the Village's Committee for the Environment (CFTE), which is responsible for recruiting gardeners, assigning plots, and acting as liaison between the gardeners and the Village. To learn more about the Community Garden, click here.

Village's Tree Committee and Mamaroneck Public Library Present

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Hosted by the Mamaroneck Public Library, the Village of Mamaroneck Tree Committee gladly welcomes the New York Times best-selling author Douglas Tallamy for a virtual Author Talk about his book, THE NATURE OF OAKS (Timber Press, 2021) on Thursday, October 14, at 7:00pm. It's "an affectionate yet scientifically rich look" (Kirkus) at one of the ancient cornerstones of ecosystems throughout the United States - the oak tree.

Ahead of Douglas Tallamy's October 14 Author Talk, Beverley Sherrid, Co-Chair of the Village's Tree Committee, will lead a virtual Book Discussion Group of Douglas Tallamy's book THE NATURE OF OAKS on Wednesday, September 29, at 7:00pm. Join the discussion on September 29 and then meet the author on October 14!

Place a hold on the print edition of THE NATURE OF OAKS in the library catalog. The eBook and eAudiobook are also available through Hoopla with your Mamaroneck Public Library card. Do you prefer to purchase your own copy? It's available at Andersons Larchmont too. Perfect for your summer reading!

Special thanks to Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School for incorporating THE NATURE OF OAKS into their classes.

Visit Mamaroneck-Reads.Eventbrite.Com to learn more!

Stand Up Paddle Lessons at Harbor Island Park

The Village of Mamaroneck’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering Stand Up Paddle lessons to Village and Non-Village residents in 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 about the Intro Class, Mixed-Levels Class, Family SUP Class, and Fitness SUP, click here (or the image below) to view the flyer. To register, click here.

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Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga with Rivertowns SUP and Yoga

The Village of Mamaroneck Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up with Rivertowns SUP and Yoga to offer two Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Classes --- Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga at Sunset. These classes are for residents and non-residents, BUT Village of Mamaroneck residents can contact Recreation Department to receive a $10 discount. Email proof of residency to recreation@vomny.org and then call (914) 777-7784 to receive the coupon code. Register at rivertownssupyoga.com/sup-yoga-mamaroneck.

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Naturalist Tours with Kyle

On these guided tours, visitors explore Harbor Island by kayak and find out about the local plants and animals of this unique estuary environment. Personal floatation devices and kayaks will be provided. Click here (or the graphic below) to view the flyer. To register, click here.

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Kayaking Adventures at Harbor Island Park

The Village of Mamaroneck’s Parks and Recreation Department is also pleased to offer the following kayaking adventures at Harbor Island Park. For more infomration, click the following links or image.

Harbor Kayak Program | Town/Village Kayak Camp | Town/Village Kayak Program

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And to register for any of the above Kayaking Adventures, visit vomrec.recdesk.com

FREE Tennis Clinics

The Village of Mamaroneck’s Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering FREE tennis clinic lessons at Sportime Harbor Island for Village of Mamaroneck residents between the ages of 5-18. Offered over 9 weeks during the months of July and August, these high-energy, interactive tennis clinic lessons provide young tennis players an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills through small group instruction and competitive games. To learn more about each individual age-level, click here (or the graphic below) to view the flyer. To register, click here.

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Registration Required at vomrec.recdesk.com.
(Download the flyer.)

COVID-19 Announcements

On Tuesday, June 15, New York State hit a vaccination milestone—70 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. After reaching this goal, New York State lifted most of the State's remaining COVID restrictions. In line with New York State's announcement, the Village of Mamaroneck also announced that the COVID-19 Local Emergency Proclamation Expired that same evening at 11:59pm.

End of New York State COVID State of Emergency - On June 23rd, Governor Cuomo announced that he would not be extending the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020, to fight COVID-19 (Executive Order 202). After June 24, local governments (like the Village of Mamaroneck) will no longer be able to conduct virtual meetings pursuant to Executive Order 202. The New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) put together this document to explain what this means.

Find guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for fully vaccinated people. If you are not vaccinated, find a vaccine.

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Click here - or the image above - to download the Choosing Safer Activities flyer from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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

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We want to encourage all Village of Mamaroneck residents to take this opportunity now 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.)

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.