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Department of Recreation: PUMPKIN CARVERS WANTED and the public is invited to the PUMPKIN BLAZE

The public is invited to join Mayor Richard Thomas and the Department of Recreation for the 2nd Annual PUMPKIN CARVERS on Saturday, October 21, 2017 and the 2nd Annual PUMPKIN BLAZE on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Hartley Park:

Exercise your creative talent – Let your imagination fly – Design funny pumpkins – Design spooky pumpkins – Have a fun time pumpkin decorating – being creative!! Everyone is invited, call 914.665.2316 to register.

For a larger image view, click the link: THOMAS 2017 – Pumpkin CARVERS flyer

Then, come on out October 28th to see your work displayed at the PUMPKIN BLAZE … a GREAT evening of spooky pumpkins, funny pumpkins, photo display, pumpkin pie, candy apples … hay ride and so much more

For larger image view, click the link: THOMAS 2017 – Pumpkin Blaze HALLOWEEN flyer

The children will LOVE this ~ A fun time to be had by all!!

2017 Fall Youth Employment Training

Applications for the 2017 Fall Youth Employment & Training Program are now available online and in Mount Vernon Middle and High Schools. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, September 25, 2017 through Friday, September 29, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau, Room 306. Please be sure to return a COMPLETED application and ALL requested documents. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR ENROLLMENT IN THE PROGRAM. EMPLOYMENT IS VERY COMPETITIVE.

For more information, please contact the Youth Bureau at 914-665-2346.

2017 Youth Employment Application (Click Here to Download PDF)


Department of Recreation: BIKE-A-THON … September 30, 2017

Mayor Richard Thomas invites all to the 6th Annual BIKE-A-THON


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Con-Edison Work Notifications


Please be advised, Con-Edison will be working at the following locations:

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Department of Recreation: Clinic ~ BASKETBALL (Instructional)

Mayor Richard Thomas

City of Mount Vernon NY

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation




Thornton High School

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Grades: 3rd – 6th

January 3, 2017 – June 8, 2017


Fee: $30.00 per person/Full session

THOMAS 2017 - basketball clinic INSTRUCTIONAL CUT

 MOUNT VERNON CITY HALL | One Roosevelt Square

 Ground Floor – Office #11

Click link below for larger, printable view:  

  Also, visit Mount Vernon Dept of Recreation ‘s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:

Mount Vernon City Hall | One Roosevelt Square | Department of Recreation | Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm


Alternate side of the street parking rules will be suspended Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in observance of Yom Kippur.

Parking Meter rules will still be effect!

Department of Recreation: SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES – Performance Lineup 2016

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner ~ Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner invite the public to another exciting season of the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Concert Series. We are happy to recognize this year’s sponsors as: The City of Mount Vernon, New York, Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon NY Department of Recreation, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Westchester County Legislator Lyndon D. Williams, ArtsWestchester, Lusiadas Portuguese Restaurant, Maggie Spillane’s Ale House, and Dazzle’s Caribbean Restaurant.

THOMAS 2016 - Summer Breeze LOGO series

This season boasts of electrifying, foot-tapping, finger-snapping music of jazz, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, “ole skool” R&B, “Italian Night”, “Caribbean Night” and so much more! The series launched on July 2nd with the excitement of smooth & sexy jazz tunes from Mount Vernon native son, Rocky Middleton, also the sassy sounds of the all-woman band, SAGE.

As the enthusiasm continues, so does the anticipation of Thursday, August 18th as Sam Taybron, who stems from Queens, NY will hit the stage in the greatest of ease … Taybron recently launched his sophomore cd entitled “Love Station”, which contains a plethora of “love songs” that warms the heart … to start the night.  Inter-nationally acclaimed recording artist and actor CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS then shares his captivating magic and turns “all-the-way-up”!  Williams is a native of Bronx, NY whose musical career scored the hits: “I’m Dreamin'”, from the New Jack City soundtrack that became a #1 single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts; “Talk to Myself”, “Every Little Thing U Do”, “Promises, Promises” among many. His acting career include the film New Jack City where he portrayed the role of Kareem Akbar, and cameo appearances in New York Undercover and The Gunmen starring Christopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles. He has starred and co-starred in an array of successful off Broadway theatre productions: The Clean-Up Woman, A Good Man is Hard to Find, A House is Not a Home, Men Cry in the Dark … and the list goes on. Williams is the nephew of legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. What a night THAT is going to be!! …

Pic - Christopher Williams

The fun doesn’t stop here! September 8th brings the dynamic performances of the FULL CIRCLE Band, also VALARIE ADAMS and The Dimension Band … WARNING, WARNING: Dress comfortably because you WILL be dancing all night long!



WHEN:  THURSDAYS – JULY 2 thru SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 (unless otherwise noted – see Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance for details)

WHERE: HARTLEY PARK (unless otherwise noted – see Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance for details)

TIME:    7:00pm – 9:00pm (unless otherwise noted – see Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance for details)

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Concert will assemble in Mount Vernon Armory | 144 North 5th Avenue / 2nd Floor (corners of North 5th & North Avenues at the red light, corner of Oakley & Gramatan Avenues … At Oakley – South of Hartley Park – you will see apartment building being constructed) go West – up the hill 1/one block to red light. FYI: Once on West side of Gramatan Avenue, Oakley Avenue turns into NORTH AVENUE. Will see red building/the Armory – Go to 2nd Floor … Same time as designated on Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance.

This season’s Summer Breeze Series is dedicated to our fallen co-worker/musician:


(aka: D’Wayne” ~ aka: “New York”)

Please be sure to join us for a special show celebrating D’Wayne’s LOVE OF MUSIC!  on


with performance by UPFRONT BAND and songs by SVP

THOMAS 2016 - SumBrez at-a-glance THIS 7-19-16

THOMAS 2016 – SumBrez at-a-glance THIS 7-19-16 

Bring your sports/folding chair or blanket, munchies, cold (non-alcoholic) beverages and join us for tantalizing music under the stars!  Click on “Summer Breeze At-A-Glance” above for performance details or stop by Department of Recreation | City Hall | One Roosevelt Square, Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm | 914.665.2420 to pick up your copy.

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MOUNT VERNON NY ~ “The City of Hope”

Open House at City Hall – May 19th at 4:30pm

The City of Mount Vernon will be holding a Open House at City Hall on May 19th between 4:30 and 6:30pm. There will be a chance to meet and greet the people who run the city. OPEN HOUSE FLYER

Department of Recreation: SENIOR PROGRAM … Intergenerational Program w/Mount Vernon Senior Program and CAG DayCare

INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM: Mount Vernon Senior Program-Doles & the students of CAG DayCare Center

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 11:00am

Doles Community Center, 250 South 6th Avenue

THOMAS 2016 - Aging DOLES intergeneration program

Event is open to attendees of Mount Vernon Senior Program: Doles & Armory and the parents/family/friends of CAG DayCare. To enroll in senior program, which enables participation in all events & programs, contact directly:

Doles @ 914.665.2447  ~  Armory @ 914.665.2315

For this and additional Recreation information:

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The City of Mount Vernon, New York ~ Mayor Richard Thomas ~

Department of Recreation: Commissioner Darren M. Morton, Ed.D. & Deputy Commissioner Diane Atkins


Registered your child for


Registration Fee: $550.00 for 6-wks (check, cash, money order)

EARLY BIRD FEE for CAMPS ONLY: $450.00 ~ until Wednesday, May 4, 2016

(All registration is on a “First Come, First Serve” basis)

Junior Camp Ages 5-8 @ Traphegan Elementary

Senior Camp Ages 9-12 @ Holmes Elementary

Monday – Friday ~ 9:00am – 3:00pm

Camp Runs from Monday, July 5, 2016 thru Friday, August 12, 2016

Activities include: basketball, kickball, baseball, arts & crafts, trips, weekly swimming and MORE!!


Basketball Clinic (Fee: $425.00 for 6-wks or $90.00 per wk)

Tennis Clinic (Fee: $100.00/session)

Band Clinic ($200.00 for 5-wk session)

Soccer Clinic ($200.00 for 6-wk session or $50.00/wk)


(Boys & Girls Ages 6-14 yrs old)

July 5, 2016 thru August 12, 2016

Monday & Tuesday: 4:30pm-8:30pm ~ Saturday: 9:00am-11:00am

Fee: $35.00


FREE ~ Monday thru Thursday

Fleetwood Avenue/Broad Street Playground: 10:00am-Noon … @ corners of Fleetwood Avenue & Broad Street  ~  Madison Playground: 10:00am-Noon … @ corners of Franklin & Madison Avenues  ~  Old 7th Avenue Playground:1:00pm-3:00pm … on South 7th Avenue btwn West 2nd & 3rd Streets  ~  Howard Street Playground: 1:00pm-3:00pm … Howard & High Streets


Click on image below to view or download the entire Summer Program Brochure for details on above listed camps/clinic

THOMAS 2016 - Rec Summer Camps & Clinics-Page-1 

Call Department of Recreation @ 914.665.2420 Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm or stop on by for a “hard copy” of brochure.

MOUNT VERNON DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, Mount Vernon City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Ground Floor / Office #11

REMEMBER: Registration & Medical Forms are included below & in brochure. Both to be completed and submitted upon registering – The original Medical Form must be completed, signed and stamped by your child’s doctor (copies are not accepted) also to be returned at time of registration. 

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