The Town of Greenburgh will be celebrating its 225th anniversary of incorporation (1788-2013) this year. A few months ago, a small group came together for the purpose of discussing the possibility of a celebration and the 225th Planning Committee was born with Councilwoman Diana Juettner and myself, Judith Beville, Town Clerk serving as the Co-Chairpersons. (Twenty-five years ago, former Town Councilwoman, Lois Bronz and former Town Clerk, Susan Tolchin, served as Co-chairs of the Town’s Bicentennial). The actual date of incorporation was March 7, 1788 and, to commemorate that date, there will be a reception (6:30pm) and program (7:30pm) held at Greenburgh Town Hall on Thursday, March 7, 2013 as part of the Town Board Meeting. (The Board agreed to make an exception regarding their usual meeting night – Wednesday – for this special acknowledgement.) We are also in the process of planning and proposing events/ activities, town-wide to involve our Villages, as well, to be held during and around the week of July 13 – July 20, 2013 – the main week of celebration, culminating with the annual Greenburgh Day at Anthony Veteran Park on July 20th.
We invite our local school districts to involve their students in celebrating the Town’s 225th birthday with an event prior to the end of the school year and encourage our Civic Associations to plan events to take place during the warm weather months that, too, celebrate the Town’s 225th. We invite your ideas, as well, for possible activities/events! Please share your ideas with Jbeville@greenburghny.com and email@example.com. Thank you!
If you have any old photo’s of Greenburgh or of some elected officials/community leaders/events that took place in our town – please advise. Hope to see you at our 225th Anniversary Celebration on March 7th—special Town Board meeting.