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What's Happening in Ossining This Weekend

OSSINING, N.Y. – Ossining's Civil War Remembrance Day and Riverkeepers cleanup of the Sing Sing Kill highlight the weekend events in Ossining and Briarcliff Manor.

Friday, June 1

Get Your GED program : 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tutors are available for free every Friday in the teen room. For more information, contact Robin Osborne at the Westchester Library System at 914-231-3237 or rosborne@wlsmail.org . Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave.

Computer Help : 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free drop-in help with computers. Residents can learn how to navigate web pages and create documents in Microsoft programs. For more information, contact Cheryl at 941-2416, Ext. 315. Ossining Public Library.

Lighthouses Along the Hudson: 7:30 p.m. Scott Craven will give a lecture and slideshow on the history of lighthouses along the Hudson River at the Ossining Boat & Canoe Club. Craven is a local historian who will speak about the origins of the lighthouses and safety and navigation along the Hudson River. Ossining Boat & Canoe Club.

Saturday, June 2

Civil War Remembrance Day: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The Ossining Historical Society and the Ossining Camp Meeting Association are set to present “A Remembrance of the Village of Sing Sing During the Civil War,” a ceremony honoring the time of the Civil War with reenactments of battles and period dances and customs. The event is set to kick-off at 2 p.m. at Historic CampWoods Grounds in Ossining.

The Ossining Farmers’ Market: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Ossining Farmers Market is set to open for the 21st season at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on the corner of Spring Street and Main Street in Ossining. Dozens of vendors from around the tri-state area are returning this year. There are also several new vendors joining the market for the first time. The farmers market runs every Saturday until Dec. 15.

Briarcliff Library Story Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents with children ages 2 to 6 are invited to story time at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library. Registration through the library is requested. Those interested are asked to call the library at 914-941-7072.

Riverkeeper Sweep of the Sing Sing Kill: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents looking to clean the Sing Sing Kill are asked to meet behind the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center. The Sing Sing Kill runs through downtown Ossining. Volunteers are advised to wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and sturdy gloves.

Post Sweep Party: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers who helped clean the Sing Sing Kill are invited to the celebration at Engel Park and the Ossining Boat & Canoe Club. Food, drinks and music will be included in the celebration.

Ossining Park Ceremony: Noon to 4 p.m. The Village of Ossining will celebrate park enhancements to three of the village’s parks. Sparta Park recently received a gazebo, a new children’s playground and enhanced landscaping. Nelson Park also received new stadium lighting at its tennis courts. The presentations will be followed by a group hike at the Edward M. Wheeler Crawbuckie Nature Preserve at 1 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the new trails, overlooks and improvements to this riverside park, including the installation of a handicapped accessible trail. Sparta Park, Nelson Park, Crawbuckie Nature Preserve, off Beach Road.

Photography Class: 1 to 3 p.m. Residents can learn photography techniques as a part of this weekly class. To register before the class, contact Director Jim Farrell at 914-941-2416, Ext. 333. Ossining Public Library.

Sunday, June 3

Josie’s International School of Dance Spring Recital: 3 to 5 p.m. The school’s spring recital is set to take place in the Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater. All are welcome to attend Josie's International School of Dance Annual Spring Recital. Ossining Public Library.

Hot Pie Breakfast: 8 a.m. Residents are invited to the hot pie breakfast at the Ossining Boat & Canoe Club.

Briarcliff S’mores and More: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Girl Scouts of Briarcliff Manor invite residents to enjoy an evening of songs, crafts games and s’mores at Law Memorial Park. Those interested are asked to bring their own s’mores sticks but the rest will be provided.

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