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Lights on Irvington!
Celebrate our wonderful village in 3 days of feel-good, family-friendly festivities, including the Illumination of Village Hall, a Vintage Main Street Fair, evening Fireworks, and an Old-Fashioned Family Picnic in Scenic Hudson Park!

As part of our 2009 Hudson Quadricentennial celebration, Lights on Irvington looks back to the start of the modern era in 1909, when our village celebrated the Hudson Tri-Centennial in grand style. It was only 100 years ago, but what a different world. Flight had just been achieved, cars were rare - Broadway wasn’t even paved, silent movies and ragtime were popular entertainment. In New York City, the very first skyscrapers were being built. It was a time before radio, television, satellites and space flight…let alone computers, cell phones, iPods and the Internet.

Come join us for a weekend full of festivities!

Print a full weekend events schedule

Friday Sept 11 (see detailed schedule)
Illumination of Village Hall and Street Café Kickoff
-  7pm to 9pm
The Village Hall Illumination Project, approximately 30 minutes after sunset, directed by Irvington High School art teacher Thom Johnson, fulfills a plan conceived a century ago. Stroll, eat, and drink up and down Main Street as Barber Shop Quartet and period music fill the Volunteer Ambulance Corps Plaza - which will become an open air café. 

The “Best of” Film Series...Benefit Event!- Starting at 9pm
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in Barcelona

Presented By Irvington Town Hall Theater Commission
General Admission also includes:  movie snacks donated by Geordanes Neighborhood Market and after party hosted by Chutney Masala Indian Bistro at their restaurant on the River.
Order tickets online at or the Box Office (914-591-6602)

Saturday Sept 12 - Noon to 5pm (see detailed schedule)
Vintage Main Street Family Fair

Enjoy 1909-era music from the Chrysalis Choral Ensemble, The Westchesteraires Barbershop Quartet, and pianist Kinny Landrum playing vintage period songs. Merchants will display their wares and you can relax at sidewalk café tables outside our eateries and delis. At Village Hall, view a display of vintage village maps and pictures. The Main Street School will host author Hudson Talbot’s presentation: River of Dreams, you can meet Judith Doolin Spikes and Anne Marie Leone - authors of the new book Irvington Then and Now, and view students’ Hudson River projects. Bring the family…enjoy, learn, eat, shop.

Saturday Sept 12 - 7pm to 9pm
Fireworks Display, Matthiessen Park

Enjoy music by Irvington High School Band beforehand – fireworks approximately 20 minutes after sunset. In observance of park rules, event is limited to village & school district residents and guests.

Sunday, September 13 - Noon to5pm (see detailed schedule)
Old Fashioned Family Picnic in Scenic Hudson Park

Relax and enjoy with rides, hourly music, vintage games, a storytelling tent sponsored by Irvington Public Library, a children’s art tent, costumed historical figures…an afternoon of family fun!