News and Events for Larchmont Residents
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From the Mayor

Dear Larchmonters,

Spring is almost here, and with spring comes some fantastic Village events. On April 1, the Chamber of Commerce will host the opening of their Arts on the Avenues event. This month-long exhibition features Westchester artists at local Larchmont businesses. This collaboration creates a strolling gallery along the Village’s two business districts for all to enjoy. The kick-off event will begin on Saturday April 1 at 12pm in Addison Park.

Larchmont Egg Hunt Saturday April 08!

The following weekend, on Saturday, April 8, we are excited to host the Spring Egg Hunt in Constitution Park. This year’s event is sponsored by the Larchmont Professional Fire Fighters Association. We truly appreciate their support in helping us with this. We had such an overwhelming response we have opened up more spots, so if you missed out on the sign-up, please see below.

Earth Day Celebration at Constitution Park

We are also hosting the Larchmont Environmental Committee’s annual Earth Day event on Saturday April 22! It will be in Constitution Park from 1pm to 4pm (rain date Sunday April 23). 

Come celebrate with some wonderful organizations in our community who are working to make a difference in taking care of our village, our earth, and each other.

Outdoor Dining Returns for 2023

Spring marks the return of our outdoor dining. Applications have been sent out to our local restaurants and starting April 1 outdoor dining will be back in the Village. I am certainly looking forward to taking advantage of our in-street dining again this season.

2023-24 Tentative Budget Submitted

With spring comes the end of our budget season. For the fifth year in a row, we anticipate adopting a tax-cap compliant budget without the use of fund balance for operational expenses. For another year, we have managed to strike a balance between ensuring the high quality of service our residents expect and fiscal responsibility.  I am very proud of the time and effort our staff and the Village Board put into this process to reach this outcome again this year.

New Local Laws In Effect

The Village Board has also been busy adopting new laws. At our last meeting on March 13, we modified our leaf blower ban to expand the spring window for the use of electric leaf blowers to run from March 15 to April 30. The Village Board made this decision based on feedback from residents and landscapers. We also repealed an antiquated law banning the ownership of pit bulls in the Village. This was not a law that was enforced and we felt it was not appropriate to continue to include in our code.

As we are working towards improving our zoning process for residents, staff and the members of our land use boards, we also passed two laws modifying our zoning code. These two local laws remove the pre-submission conference requirement, increase the threshold for site plan review so fewer applications will need to go before the Planning Board, and clarify that repairs in kind do not need to be submitted to the Architectural Review Board for review. 

At our recent Board meeting, we appointed members to our Climate Smart Communities Task Force. This Task Force will assist the Village in reaching the different levels of certification as a Climate Smart Community, and we want to thank everyone who has volunteered their time to help us in this effort.

Now that budget season is complete, the Village Board and staff will turn to other matters, including beginning work on a comprehensive downtown study, completing our new website and continuing with our land use application process review.

As the weather continues to improve, I hope to see you around the Village and at our upcoming events!

Warmest wishes,

Mayor Sarah Bauer

Village News

Increase in Residential Burglaries

During the March 13, 2023, Village Board Meeting, Police Chief Chris McNerney provided several updates to the public, including a reminder that residential burglaries are on the rise in surrounding communities. The Larchmont Police Department is on alert with this trend, but needs the public's help in mitigating this crime. Here is an excerpt from the Community Statement from Chief McNerney, issued February 23, 2023:

"Many neighboring communities have seen a recent increase in residential burglaries. This crime pattern is generally occurring between the hours of 5:00pm and 10:00pm. Burglars tend to target vulnerable homes in affluent communities. What makes a home vulnerable? The following is a partial list of obvious conditions:


  • An unlighted home. Absence of lighting, especially interior lighting, indicates a home is unoccupied. *(Most common)
  • Accumulated newspapers outside residence
  • Mail accumulated in mailbox
  • Snow un-shoveled
  • Garbage cans left at street
  • Packages left in plain view
  • Ground floor windows left unlocked and/or open
  • Residence doors left unlocked and/or open
  • Garage doors left open
  • No cars in driveway


This is only a partial list. In addition to addressing the above conditions, there are many steps that you can take to assist us combating this intrusive crime. Among them are:


  • Setting your alarm. Many times, burglary victims have alarms that were not set.
  • Installing exterior lights with motion sensors.
  • Securing valuables in discreet locations other than the master bedroom.
  • Partnering with the police. If you see something suspicious, call police via 914-834-1000 or 911 for emergencies.


If you are aware of a neighbor(s) that may be away for an extended period of time (vacation/seasonal move), please pass along this community advisory and advise the police department of any known vulnerable premise(s)."

Dark House Service from your Larchmont Police Department

In keeping with their burglary prevention initiative, the Larchmont Police Department also offers a "Dark House Service". If you are traveling and your home will be unoccupied for a period of time, you may request police checks of your residence by filling out the request form. The form is available online and at the Police Desk.

New Park Events Policy Is Now in Effect

On October 17, 2022, the Larchmont Village Board adopted an Event Permit Rules and Requirements Policy. Any organized activities occurring at a Village of Larchmont park with 15 or more people participating will now require a permit. The permit and policy are available online and at the Village Clerk's Office. The policy was formed to ensure a fair process of reviewing and approving events and activities, while balancing proper use of the parks with the demand from residents and community groups. A fee will be charged for this permit based on the park being used. The fee will go towards assisting with the maintenance of the park and ensuring responsibility of the applicant for the proper care and use of the park. The fee is available on the last page of the Fees & Charges schedule, which is available here.

Local Business Corner

Welcome to The Dressed Pretzel & Co, located at 141 Larchmont Avenue! We're excited to have you in the neighborhood and joining our thriving business community!

Upcoming Events

2023 Larchmont Winter Farmers Market

Down to Earth Markets is running its 2023 Larchmont Winter Farmers Market every Saturday from January 7, 2023, through April 15, 2023, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Metro North Upper Parking Deck (Lot 3) at Chatsworth Avenue and Myrtle Blvd!

If you frequently use Lot 3 for weekend parking, please remember not to park in the designated spaces on Saturday mornings.

Mamaroneck High School Hosts TEDx with local community members, students and CNN anchors

WMamaroneck High School has organized a TEDx event for Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 2PM to 5PM. This event, titled "Environmental Impact in the Community," will feature local community members, OCRA and OSR students, local CEOs, and special guests Eric Hill and Bill Weir of CNN. Tickets can be purchased at

Larchmont Library Hosts 8th Annual Larchmont Spelling Bee

Larchmont Mamaroneck Pollinator Pathways Upcoming Meeting: March 23 at 9:30 AM

The LMPP is dedicated to promoting the benefits of native plants and pollinator gardens through education and by example. We organize a variety of programs, including garden tours and educational events; we plan and work in pollinator gardens in public parks; we distribute free seeds and native plants; and more. 


If you would like to join our dedicated and congenial group, please contact us at [email protected].

Sprint to Flint 2023: Looking for Volunteers

The Larchmont Sprint to Flint, a local 1 Mile and 5KM fun run and walk, will be held on Friday June 9 this year and is looking for volunteers to help organize the race in 2023! A variety of volunteer roles are available, and involve a commitment of a few hours a month (increasing to a few hours a week in the weeks leading up to the race). Please reach out to Rachel at [email protected] if you are interested to help with this great community event! 

-       Assistant Race Director (Support in administration/organizing the event, including being responsible for liaising with potential sponsors and helping to secure important funding and support for the event)

-       Marketing Coordinator (Helping to market the event to the local community, including liaising with local media)

-       Schools Ambassadors for local schools, including Murray, Chatsworth, Central (helping to spread the word about Sprint to Flint within local schools!)

-       Volunteer Coordinator (starts from May 2023 - Helping to source and manage volunteers for the week leading up to and including the day of the event)

Committee and Department Updates

Reminder to residents and their landscapers that electric leaf blowers may be used March 15 - April 30 for spring clean-up. Gas-powered leaf blowers are not permitted at anytime. Visit the village website for tips on sustainable leaf maintenance

Blow Less • Breathe Easy • Enjoy the Quiet • Nourish the Soil

Larchmont Flint Park Day Camp and Lifeguard Job Opportunities Available Now!

Village Calendar

For times and locations of meetings, please visit the Village Website.

03/01 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

03/06 Village Board Budget Work Session

03/07 Traffic Commission Meeting

03/13 Village Board Work Session

03/13 Board of Trustees Meeting

03/14 Parks & Trees Committee Meeting

03/15 Larchmont Environmental Committee Meeting

03/21 Planning Board Meeting

03/29 Architectural Review Board Meeting

Minutes for previous Board of Trustees meetings can be found HERE.

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