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Community Events Coming Up This Spring In Harrison

Harrison's Spring Spruce Up event will be held on April 18 and April 19.
Harrison's Spring Spruce Up event will be held on April 18 and April 19. Photo Credit: File

HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison will be hosting various upcoming spring events, including the annual Spring Spruce Up.

This year’s annual Spring Spruce Up will be Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. Join other residents and officials to clean up the roads, parks, wooded areas and streams. Target areas in downtown Harrison include Ma Riis Park, Veteran’s Park, the stream behind LMK Middle School, Beaver Swamp Brook Corridor and West Street (in the vicinity of the Interstate 95 bridge). Target areas in West Harrison include the Boulevard, various locations around Silver Lake and Underhill Avenue and the Village Green.

Feel free to contact the mayor’s office with additional areas that may need attention. Clean-up crew leaders will be at all locations and will provide lawn bags and instructions for sprucing up. Come full of energy and prepared to make a difference. For more information or to volunteer, call Supervisor/Mayor Ron Belmont at (914) 670-3009 or visit his office at Town Hall.

The League of Women Voters of Harrison will be having its winter meeting at noon Wednesday, March 4  at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave. Belmont will be the guest speaker and will be discussing issues concerning Harrison today. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring brown-bag lunches. Beverages and light dessert will be provided. For additional information, call Lola Geiger at (914) 939-7066 or Connie at (914) 315-1922.

The Harrison Public Library now has access to new online resources: Flipster, which allows library patrons to access digital editions of popular magazines; NoveList, the premiere database of reading recommendations; UniversityofFashion, the premier online fashion school for anyone looking to learn about fashion design; and, which helps library patrons learn software and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Manhattanville College is opening its doors and expanding its intellectual offerings to the residents and businesses of Harrison by bringing America’s best journalists, scientists and historians for a series of stimulating and provocative lectures called “Castle Conversations.” The subscription series begins with Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, March 25; Dan Rather, veteran anchorman and reporter, June 24; Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of Hayden Planetarium, host of the NOVA ScienceNow series, and “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” Sept. 9; and Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, noted historian and author, Dec. 2. For additional information on the subscription-based forum, call (914) 323-1277 or visit the Manhattanville College website here .

The next “Lunch with the Mayor” will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 at TNT Luncheonette, 244 Harrison Ave and 2:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Silver Lake Pizza, 79 Lake St. in West Harrison.

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