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October 14, 2016

Rocktoberfest 2016

Only one more sleep until the return of Rocktoberfest – which is tomorrow in Matthiessen Park starting at 3pm. You will not want to miss what is sure to be a great day in Irvington:  seven food trucks and five unbelievable bands.  The weather also looks perfect. 

The best part of Rocktoberfest is that it is a fund raiser sponsored by the FACE committee with all net proceeds going to support Irvington Recreation programming like the Thanksgiving and holiday gift baskets for our less fortunate residents, summer camp scholarships, senior citizen transportation, teen programs, the Turkey Trot, the fall hayride and our Independence Day fireworks. What is better than having fun and supporting your fellow residents?

Here is a rundown of the music schedule:

Divining Rod @ 3:00 pm
The Stories @ 4:00 pm
Juke Joint @ 5:00 pm
The Racer @ 6:00 pm
Tramps Like Us - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band @ 7:30 pm

The food truck line up:

Jimmy’s Soft Serve-Ice Cream & Milkshakes
Wafels & Dinges - Belgian Waffles
PAPPI’s Mediterranean - Gyros & Shawarma
Road Grub Mobile - Cheesesteaks, Burgers, & Hot Dogs
Tacos El Azteca - Mexican Cuisine
Chicken Joes - Fried Chicken
Gleason’s Pizza - Sourdough Pizza

I hope to see a lot of you tomorrow – please be sure to say hello!

Register to Vote – Deadline Today

You might have heard something about an election coming up on November 8th

Well, the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Presidential election is today. You can register online by visiting the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.  You can also register to vote in person by completing a voter registration form and delivering it to the Westchester County Board of Elections located at 25 Quarropas St #1, White Plains, NY.  Keep in mind that your voter registration form must be delivered, in person, to the Board of Elections by the close of business today.

If you are traveling on November 8th, you can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.  The period to request an absentee ballot is now open.  The details are here:

Halloween Candy Donations

As we mentioned last year, the Village is organizing a program that will assist the Main Street residents with supplying candy for their unbelievable number of Trick or Treaters.  We will be accepting online donations.  Then the Recreation Department will buy candy with the funds received and Main Street residents can pick it up from the Recreation Department before Halloween.  Only donated funds will be used to purchase the candy that will be distributed.  Before Halloween, I will send around details of exactly how we plan to distribute the candy to the Main Street residents.  In the meantime, if you are interested in contributing, you can drop off cash or a check at the Village Clerk’s office or just click and donate online here:

A Squirrel in the Town Hall Theater?

Before the Irvington Town Hall Theater was reopened and renovated in the early 1980’s, it was home to several pigeons that liked roosting in the historic village.  Now our own Theater Manager, Gregory Allen, has imagined the ITHT as the home to a rather musical squirrel named Irving.  Greg has written a new children’s book inspired by the Theater and a run in with a squirrel that he had when he first started working there.  Come hear the rest of the story when Greg discusses his new book at (where else?) the ITHT on Saturday, October 22nd.  I hear there will also be singing…

Here is info about the event:

Thanks for reading my email. I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather the next few days.


Brian C. Smith, Mayor