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Special Board of Estimate Meeting Thursday October 1, 2015

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Thursday October 1, 2015 at 9:30 am in the Mayor’s Conference room. The purpose of the meeting is to act upon legislation “Installation of gas service and cast iron sanitary pipeline at Memorial Field and to approve partial payment #1”. 


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Mount Vernon FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Mount Vernon FILM FESTIVAL … Where Entertainment Begins!  SEPTEMBER 24 – 27, 2015 … The City of Mount Vernon, New York is 4.4 square miles and home to approximately 67,292 residents, making it the 8th largest city in New York State.  The city has an enormously diverse population with over 98 different nationalities and is or has been the home of many people in the entertainment industry who went on to make it big:

LOU ALBANO, ART CARNEY (actor), DICK CLARK, P. DIDDY, DMX (rapper), BEN GORDON (basketball), RUDY HACKETT (basketball), HEAVY D (rapper/actor), W.C. HEINZ, MICHAEL IMPERIALI (actor), LOWES MOORE (basketball), MICHAEL O’KEEFE (actor), SIDNEY POITIER (actor), ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, PHYLICIA (actor), PETE ROCK, JB SMOOVE (comedian/actor/sports talk show host), LIONEL STANDER, DENZEL WASHINGTON, GUS WILLIAMS (basketball), SYLVIA WOODS. 

Mount Vernon had/has several major arts and cultural events including the Ben Gordon Week and Arts On Third Festival, which are designed to enrich and empower the community.

JOIN US: at the Rev. Shelton E. Doles Theatre  |  250 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon NY 10550 … WATCH FOR: additional venue information … SPONSORS: City of Mount Vernon, Classic Audi of Mount Vernon and Eastchester, New York, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, and Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church

For detailed information, please visit us on the web at:


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Department of Recreation: YOUTH TENNIS

YOUTH TENNIS @ Mount Vernon Tennis Center ~ 655 Garden Avenue, Mount Vernon NY 10553

New students will be evaluated at the first class to determine skill level and class placement.

September 4-October 23, 2015 ~ 8-week session

Ages 7-17 years old

Beginner: Tuesday & Thursday    5:00pm until 6:00pm … Friday 6:30pm until 7:30pm  

Advance: Monday & Wednesday 5:00pm until 6:00pm … Friday 7:30pm until 8:30pm

Program Fee: Residents ……..  $150.00 per session & Non-Residents ………  $200.00 per session

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To register and/or additional information, please contact the: MOUNT VERNON DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION Weekdays 8:30am thru 4:30pm. Located in Mount Vernon City Hall, Ground Floor, Office #11 … 914.665.2420

Real Estate Committee Meeting

Please be advised that a Regular Meeting of the Real Estate Committee will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Department of Recreation: YOUTH – LEARN TO SKATE (IceSkate)

YOUTH: LEARN TO SKATE @ Mount Vernon Ice Hutch, 655 Garden Avenue, Mount Vernon NY 10553

October 3rd thru December 19th, 2015 |  1:00pm until 1:30pm

Ages: 6-17 years old  …  For new participants only

Program Fee: $25.00 per person

NOTE: For new participants only … MAXIMUM 35 PARTICIPANTS (first registered/first accepted)

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To register, obtain program schedule change/s and/or additional information, please contact MOUNT VERNON DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, located in City Hall  |  Ground Floor – Office #11  |  Weekdays 8:30am until 4:30pm  |  914.665.2420

2015 Fall After School Application – Download Now!

Mount Vernon, New York – Mayor Ernest D. Davis and Youth Bureau Executive Director DaMia Harris-Madden want to remind the city’s young people that beginning Monday, September 14th – Friday, September 25th , the 2015 After School Youth Employment applications will be available here:

2015 Fall After School Employment Application

Printed Applications will also be available for pickup at City Hall  Room 307 (Youth Bureau) and the following middle and high schools: 

  • MVHS -STRONG Program – Room 237 
  • MVHS -Career Center – Room 10 
  • Thornton High School –Main office 
  • Mandela High School – Main office 
  • A.B. Davis Middle School – Main office 
  • Benjamin Turner Middle School (Longfellow) – Main office 

“We encourage all youth ages 14-18, who are in school and Mount Vernon residents to print out or pick up an application and submit them in time to be considered for employment opportunities,” said Mayor Ernest D. Davis.. Applications will be accepted during the week of Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 2nd from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. All applications should be returned to the Youth Bureau, room 307 located in City Hall at One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY.
“The City is dedicated to providing youth with transferable skills and meaningful introductions into the workplace. In order to ensure a bright future, our young people must learn how to develop a positive work ethic which includes responsibility, punctuality and team work, said Mayor Ernest D. Davis”
“The goal of the program is to develop 21st Century youth competencies related to the workplace. Through paid work experiences, participants will learn to juxtapose the basic skills that have been acquired in school with the soft skills that are learned in the workplace,” said DaMia Harris-Madden, Executive Director of the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau.
Given the economic climate, the department is seeking donations for employment and training programs that operate throughout the year. For further information regarding donations, please contact DaMia Harris at (914) 665-2344 or For further information regarding 2015 After School Employment, please contact Debbie Burrell-Butler at (914) 665-2346 or


Department of Recreation: Office for the Aging – TAI CHI

Join The City of Mount Vernon, NY, ERNEST D. DAVIS, MAYOR, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, Office for the Aging & ELDERSERVE for TAI CHI: Mondays, September 21 – November 9, 2015 ~ 1:00pm at the Mount Vernon Armory, 144 North 5th Avenue, Mount Vernon NY.  This 7-week Tai Chi Workshop Series is instructed by Norma Castle and is part of ElderServe’s Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program.  For additional information, please contact Geraldine Christiana, Office for the Aging Director @ 914.665.2315.

Sponsored by The Hebrew Home for Aged at Riverdale, ElderServe Safe Center for Seniors and The Westchester County Department of Senior Service and Programs.

Aging - AMORY 2015 TAI CHI

Wartburg in collaboration w/The City of Mount Vernon, New York present WARTBURG FALL FESTIVAL 2015

Save-the-Date for CHILDREN’S AREA, FOOD, VENDORS, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT and much more!  Come out and enjoy the WARTBURG FALL FESTIVAL 2015. Saturday, October 3, 2015 … 11:00am-5:00pm … Rain or Shine! One Wartburg Place  |  Mount Vernon, New York.  Come early for limited parking available on campus … Additional parking at Wilson Woods … Sponsorship opportunities available: 914-513-5308 or

Wartburg - KThomas - Fall Festival Flyer 2015

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