Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce
News and Upcoming Events from Ossining Chamber & Members
Upcoming Events

August 11
Ossining Waterfront Concert Series
"Dance Party with DJ Catch1"
7pm - 9pm
Louis Engel Waterfront Park

August 12
Down to Earth Farmers Market
Market Square - Downtown Ossining
sponsored by Ossining Chamber

August 16
SCORE Workshop
"Selling Skills:  Help Your Small Business Achieve Maximum Profits"
1pm - 3pm
Score Office
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains                        FREE

August 23
SCORE Workshop
"How to Use a Computer Safely"
1pm - 3pm
Score Office
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains                        FREE

August 29
SCORE Workshop
" Positioning Your Business for Greater Marketing Effectiveness"
6pm - 8pm
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford                        FREE

September 12
Business-B4-Business Coffee Chat
2 Church Street, Suite 205
8am - 10am
Join us for a cup of coffee before work 

September 18
Downtown Business Community Meeting
Melike Mediterranean Restaurant
199 Main Street - Ossining
All businesses, landlords and supports are encouraged to attend

    Red  events are GOCC events
Adopt a Tree Well

The Recreation & Parks Department is excited about the new Downtown beautification program "Adopt a Tree Well ".  his program, brought to the community by the Downtown Economic Development Fund Council, allows individuals, organizations or businesses to "adopt" a tree well for a contribution of $199.00.
To adopt a tree well, simply complete the  tree well form  and submit along with the $199.00 sponsorship fee to the Recreation Office at the Community Center, 95 Broadway.  Please make checks payable to: Village of Ossining.

Congratulations  Ossining Chamber members for being named Best of 2017
Attention Chamber members  I am conducting an audit of the Chamber's website business listing.  Please watch your email in the next week as I will need information and form completed.  Also if you have a logo, will need that in a JPG or PNG format.  If you have questions do not hesitate to contact me  You can also download the form which I will need completed.  
Chamber Information

Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce 
2 Church Street, Suite 205
Ossining, NY  10562
John Girolamo,
Office Administrator 
10:30am - 2:30pm  Mon - Fri
If you have news,  please send information at least 5-7 days prior to your event in order to get the news into the next newsblast.   Send to
Chamber Officers
Dr. G ayle Marchica - President
John Stylianou - Vice President
David Schofield- Treasurer
John VanSteen - Secretary

Board of Directors
Dr. Renuka Rao Bijoor, Daysi Briones, Harry Campbell,  John Girolamo, 
Alex Jeffrey, Esq., Gregory Perry,
Mike Risko,  Susan Riordan, 
Neil Woolf
Downtown Business Community Meeting

Engage-Excite-Explore Ossining

Monday, September 18th @6pm
@Melike Mediterranean Restaurant
199 Main Street - Ossining

Downtown Engagement-Chamber of Commerce Support-DRWC Update-
What's next? Events...
Complimentary Appetizers and Cash Bar
Make a Great Village Even Greater!

All businesses, landlords, and Supporters are encouraged to attend.  
Questions? Contact the Chamber Office 914.941.0009/
Business - B4 - Business

Tuesday, September 12th
8am - 10am
Ossining Chamber office notebook_coffee.jpg
205 Church Street, Suite 205 - Ossining

Join us for a cup of coffee and chat with other entrepreneurs  about topics effecting today's small businesses.  Does not matter if you come for 10 minutes or stay the entire time

You don't need to be a member to join us 
Member News.....  

Down to Earth Farmer's Market  is  Saturday  from 830am - 1pm at Market Square. Come celebrate "National Farmers Market Week". Grab a free temporary tattoo from the market manager's tent and take a selfie at the market, post to Instagram or Facebook with #LoveMyMarket and #eatdowntoearth and you could win a prize from Farmers Market Coalition or Down to Earth Markets (or both)!  They'll have free coloring pages to hand out and live music by Ossining Chamber members - Mike & Miriam Risko.  
Find all your farmers' market favorites - the best of summer produce, field raised meats, locally caught seafood, pickles and ready-to-eat and heat-and-eat foods made just like you would at home, plus 1857 Spirits will visit with NY grown and made potato vodkas to toast the occasion.  
Don't forget your recycled bags!  Visit their website

Mike Risko Music presents " The Little Mermaid Jr", TONIGHT  Friday, August 11th at Ossining Public Library Budarz Theater (53 Croton Ave - Ossining) beginning at 7pm. Tickets are free. Visit their Facebook page for additional information on classes, presentation and upcoming events

Energy low?  Thoughts and mindset all over the place? Join Mariandale Center for " Qigong"; learn how to open energy channels within the body through simple low impact meditative movements to improve overall health and vitality. Enjoy nature and Hudson River views while restoring natural harmony. Come rain or shine, practices will take place inside or out depending on the weather.   Monday, August 14th 7pm-8pm at Mariandale Center (299 N Highland Ave - Ossining). Additional information?  Download the attached flyer.

New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has their August " Teaching Kitchen Calendar" out.  There are some mighty good cooking up in Cortlandt Manor.  Please call (914) 734-3780 to register.  There are nominal fees for the classes. To see a complete list of dates and workshop click here

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services will be holding a
math review workshop  for upcoming 6th graders at the Chamber office ( 2 Church St ).  Each week students will work on increasing their math fact fluency, reviewing math topics. Cost $120 week, plus $25 registration fee.  Class size limited to 8 students per week.  August 14-17 , August 21-24 , August 28-31 all sessions are 4pm - 530pm.  To register or have questions call Jennifer Mori at (914) 703-9303 or

New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has scheduled their Lunch & Learn Lecture for Thursday, August 17th from 12pm-1pm with Dr. Nicole Belkin.  Topic is " Sitting is the New Smoking".  Please call 914-734-3159 to register. For additional information download flyer.

The Logrea Dance Academy will be holding Open Classes on August 21-31 for students age 9 and up with previous ballet training. No registration is required.  For additional information click on the flyer and also visit their website

Do you have a soon to be senior needing to write their college essay?   Eduscape Associates is having a " College Essay Boot Camp", August 23 & 24 at Ossining Public Library.  This Boot Camp will showcase your child's interests and experience.  Visit their website to register and see all the great events they are producing for our youngsters.  

Meet the Entrepreneur Next Door  Wednesday, August 23rd from 630pm - 830pm.   Chamber member and Board of Director Neil Woolf owner of Bob's Army-Navy store plus Kathryn and Luis Corena owners of First Village Coffee will be sharing their entrepreneurship journeys. Hear their stories, ask questions and join the discussion. If you've ever dreamt about starting a business, social enterprise or non-profit of your own, or if your a freelancer or artist and want to take control of your future, this is a great way to start and take a first step to action. If you are an entrepreneur and like swapping stories, sharing experiences and helping others just get going, you'll enjoy this discussion too!  OAC Steamer Firehouse Gallery (117 Main St-Ossining).  Interested?  Need more information?  Visit their website.

Thinking of completing your degree, need some Professional Development or your high schooler is wanting to sign up for classes - take a look at  Westchester Community College's classes.   See their list of classes and dates
Area News.....  

Christopher Columbus Lodge #692 is sponsoring their "Annual Car Show", Sunday, August 13th at Ossining Metro Train Station.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles, food, soda, coffee and music will all be available.  Show opens at 10am...
Come on down!!!

Ossining Recreation & Park Department and Ossining Waterfront Kayak Tours is offering an opportunity to paddle the Ossining waterfront for 2 peaceful hours ($75).  Advance reservations recommended.  August 25th and September 8th.  For more information or make a reservation please call 845-809-5935 or click here for the flyer.  Also visit their website.  

The Journal News/Lohud is sponsoring a Food Truck Mash-Up September 10th at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway.  If you are a food truck in the area and would like to participate, click here for additional information or send an email and on subject line put Food Truck Mash-Up