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Department of Recreation: SENIOR DAY TRIPS (May-Oct 2017)

Mayor Richard Thomas, The City of Mount Vernon NY and Mount Vernon Department of Recreation invite all to ride with us …

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SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017

Departs Armory: 144 North 5th Avenue @ 7:00am SHARP

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 Donation: $35.00 per person

Non-Refundable ~ Deadline/All monies due by:

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Full Buffet ($24.00)   OR- $10. Food Coupon + $10. Slots


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

8:00am SHARP

Departs Doles Center: 250 South 6th Avenue

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Tribute to The Drifters

Continental Breakfast ~ Banquet Lunch

and much more !!

Donation: $65.00 per person


Deadline: All monies due by Thursday, June 1, 2017

Trip is for ages 60yrs +

For additional information, please contact

Eulah Myers, Recreation Leader

914.665.2447  ~  Weekdays  ~  8:30am-2:30pm 



SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

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Donation: $389.00 per person

Single Supplement: $105.00 additional

– Per Person Deposit with reservation ASAP: $50.00 each person

Balance due no later than Tuesday July 25, 2017

– Monies all are non-refundable


For additional information & reservation, contact:

Gerri Christiana, Recreation Leader @ 914.665.2315


Dorothy Rock @ 914.275.1448


Bus departs @ 9:30AM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Mount Vernon Armory | 144 North 5th Avenue

 Click on link for larger view & details …


(Christian Theatre)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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7:00 AM departs Doles Community Center

250 South 6th Avenue | Mount Vernon NY 10550

Donation: $135.00


Includes: Round-trip Transportation / Show / Lunch

 3 Installments

          Deposit in June:  $45.00 (Non-Refundable)

            Next in July:     $45.00 (Non-Refundable)

          Final in August:   $45.00 (Non-Refundable)

 RSVP to Mrs. Eulahlee Myers 914.665.2447 

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MOUNT VERNON ~ “The City of Hope”

Also, visit Mount Vernon Department of Recreation’s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:


City Hall | One Roosevelt Square | Ground Floor – Office #11



Revised Sanitation Schedule – Veterans Day Week

The following garbage pickup schedule will be in effect for the week of November 7 – 11, 2016.
Monday November 7th
NORTHSIDE – Yard Waste
Tuesday November 8th
SOUTHSIDE – Yardwaste
Wednesday November 9th
NORTHSIDE – Recycling (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)
SOUTHSIDE – Garbage & Rubbish
Thursday November 10th
NORTHSIDE – Garbage & Rubbish
SOUTHSIDE – Recycling (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)
Friday November 11th (Veterans Day)
Alternate side of the street parking is suspended on both sides of the street on Friday, November 11th, 2016 for Veterans Day.
If you require additional information, contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 665 – 2300


The following garbage pickup schedule will be in effect for the week of October 10 – 14, 2016.  

Monday October 10th


Tuesday October 11th

  • NORTHSIDE – Yardwaste 
  • SOUTHSIDE – Garbage 

Wednesday October 12th

  • NORTHSIDE – Garbage 
  • SOUTHSIDE – Yardwaste

Thursday October 13th

  • NORTHSIDE – Recyclables (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)
  • SOUTHSIDE – Garbage and Rubbish

Friday October 14th

  • NORTHSIDE – Garbage and Rubbish
  • SOUTHSIDE – Recyclables (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)

Alternate side of the street parking is suspended on both sides of the street on Monday, October 10th, 2016 for Columbus Day.

If you require additional information, contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 665 – 2300

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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.

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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

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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”

Department of Recreation: OFFICE FOR THE AGING – St Patrick’s Day Party @-the-Armory

Come enjoy the City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas, the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, Commissioner Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Diane Atkins, MPA and the Office for the Aging: Geraldine Christiana for the annual:


Thursday, March 17, 2016  …  11:00am

Menu: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes & Dessert

Mount Vernon Armory  |  144 North 5th Avenue

For additional information/details:

914.665.2315   |   Weekdays

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AO3 Update: The AO3 Classic Car Motorcade with Al B. Sure – Saturday 11:00 a.m.


Al B. Sure Cruising in the ARTS ON THIRD Classic Cars! (Mount Vernon, NY) – This Saturday, September 5th at 11am, the steps of City Hall are the backdrop for “The AO3 CLASSIC CAR MOTORCADE” hosted by Mount Vernon’s own Al B. Sure. The motorcade of cars is being organized by the Festival Committee and Doc’s Auto Repair to promote the eight classic cars to be on display in “Artists Row” at this Sunday’s “Arts on Third” Festival.

The classic cars will roll the streets of Mount Vernon as a reminder to come out this Sunday for “Arts on Third”. The cars to be displayed in “Artist Row” include a 1959 Pontiac Bonneville, a 1970 Buick Electra Convertible, a 1965 El Dorado and a 1960 Thunderbird. Doc’s Auto Repair, located at 210 South Fourth Street, and his friends are providing the cars. Asked what makes a classic car, Doc, a professional auto mechanic for over 20 years, stated “any car over 25 years old makes it a classic but it’s the condition it is in that makes it special”. The Classic Car Club of America defines them as “a fine or distinctive automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 and 1948. Other factors come into play such as custom coachwork, luxury accessories, etc.”. Doc went on to comment, “Imagine…these cars were approximately $3,000 back in the day…now they are worth well over $25,000”. So come cruising with Doc, his friends and their fabulous classic cars this Saturday, September 5th and be sure to visit them on display at “Arts on Third” this Sunday, September 6th 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

The “Arts On Third” festival is Westchester County’s largest and most prestigious cultural celebration and attracts over 75,000 attendees. The festival presented by Mount Vernon’s Mayor Ernest Davis, the Mount Vernon Arts Council and Montefiore Hospital, boasts three continuous stages: The Headliner Stage, The Power Industry Stage hosted by New York’s Hip Hop and R & B Station, Power 105.1 FM and The Cultural Stage.