The excitement is building for tomorrow and the Village’s annual Holiday Happening, so I thought you might be interested in some of the history behind the event. The Holiday Happening originated in the mid-1980s by Mayor Reg Marra and the Board of Trustees in conjunction with the Irvington Chamber of Commerce. Back in the day, the event was marked with active participation from the local merchants along with many special events for children and adults, capped off by a traditional tree lighting. In fact, the event attracted so many people that visitors were encouraged to carpool or walk to Irvington’s downtown.
While carpooling may not be necessary, the Irvington PTSA and our Recreation Department have worked closely to create another great event this year. Plus, the volunteers on the Village’s Beautification Committee have worked tirelessly to “green” the Village while Morabito Electric donated its bucket truck to install the beautiful lighted wreaths up and down Main Street. The Holiday Happening takes place on Saturday, December 2nd, with events all day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, including the Christmas tree lighting at 5:00 pm at the Recreation Center on Main Street.
Please visit Irvington’s Main Street on Saturday!
For more information, visit: http://www.irvingtonny.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1660
Under the Covers on a Cold Winter’s Night
The fun does not have to end at 7pm tomorrow. I would like to personally invite all of you to the Irvington Town Hall Theater to kick off the holiday season by rocking out with two incredible cover bands. Unforgettable Fire, the veteran U2 tribute band, is making a glorious return to Irvington and bringing along 42: A Tribute to Coldplay. Get a group of friends together to enjoy great music, the beautiful venue and complimentary Captain Lawrence beer.
Tickets: $40 available here: www.irvingtontheater.com
Net Proceeds from the event will benefit the Irvington Town Hall Theater and FACE.
iASK/CAB “Prescription Drug Take Back”
Tomorrow is also when you can turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal from 10am – 2pm at the Irvington Police Department, 85 Main St.
Step 1: Collect unused or expired medication from your home.
Step 2: Remove any personal identifying information, such as patient names and doctor names.
Step 3: Bring to the collection site and place in disposal unit.
Complete information can be found at www.iask-cab.org
Looking a few weeks ahead, Chabad of the Rivertowns will be returning to the Village for their annual menorah lighting on December 17th at 4pm. Leading up to the lighting, Irvington merchants and the Chabad will be celebrating Chanukah with their third annual “Chanukah Village.” All the details are available here:
Thanks for reading my email. I hope you have a very safe and enjoyable holiday season.
Brian C. Smith, Mayor