Heard Around the Watercooler

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New Culture Pass for Library Card Holders

If you have a library card for Tarrytown’s Warner Library or Irvington’s, you can access Culture Pass, a pass that will allow you to visit many museums and cultural institutions around New York City for free. You can apply online at www.culturepass.nyc for free entry for either two or four people. The pass must be activated, however, in person at either library.


As of now, New York Public Library card holders can access Culture Pass, a new service of NYPL that allows visits to dozens of museums and cultural institutions for free. All New York State residents are eligible for a New York Public Library card, and its new service. Application for a card may be made online at nypl.org/library-card, but must be activated in in person at a New York City Public Library branch including those in the Bronx or City Island. You will need a valid form of ID such as a driver’s license to validate your card. Explore the Culture Pass website at culturepass.nyc. for more detailed information.

While not part of the culture pass initiative, Warner and Irvington Public Libraries have their own museum pass programs that patrons are encouraged to call and ask about.”

Maureen Petry
Warner Library Director

New Kendal on Hudson Executive Director

James Antonucci
James Antonucci

Kendal on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow has named James A. Antonucci Jr. as new Executive Director. Antonucci brings with him 17 years of experience in the aging services industry, most recently as Executive Director of Heron’s Key in Gig Harbor, Washington. Prior to that, he held a similar position at The Villages, a Santa Fe Senior Living rental company in Gainesville, Florida. Kendal on Hudson opened in 2005. It has 220 apartments in multi-story buildings on a riverside campus adjacent to Phelps Memorial Hospital. It offers an assisted living program, a memory support program based on the open household model for people living with dementia, a health care center providing short- and long-term nursing care and an array of community amenities.

Rockefeller State Park Preserve Hosts Volunteers

Rockefeller State Park Preserve is looking for volunteers to help preserve the environment in the park on Wednesday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be working digging up invasive species and/or planting native trees. Volunteers will learn about how to help combat the major threats to our environment, as well as ask questions about local plants and wildlife, or best practices for ecological management. No experience is necessary. To register for the event, call Julia at (914) 631-1470 ext. 107.

Thanks to Irvington Recycle Squad

Special thanks to the volunteers of Green Policy Task Force (GPTF) and the Irvington Recycle Squad. They spent the July 4 holiday in Matthiessen Park teaching residents about the importance of and how to do recycling.

Congratulations to Irvington Students

Congresswoman Nita Lowey awarded Irvington High School student Anna Grace Nimmo and Irvington Middle School student Tess Davidowitz a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Community Service. Congratulations to both students and thanks for their service.

Rivertown Runners Donate to the Community

Rivertown Runners and the RTR Outreach Fund Board donated $40,000 to the community from funds raised at the Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K in the Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon in 2017-2018.

Tarrytown Fire Department Parade

The Tarrytown Fire Department will be holding a parade on Saturday, August 11 at 3 p.m.

Tarrytown Teachers Band to Perform

Losing Our Faculties, a band made up of teachers of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, will be playing an eclectic mix of rock, country, and metal on August 2 in Pierson Park by the RiverWalk from 7  to 9 p.m.

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