News and Events for Larchmont Residents
From the Mayor

I’m sure you’ve all heard the news - May 19th is New York reopening day! (Well, with some exceptions… read here for all the details). Some of the eased restrictions are for vaccinated people – extra incentive to get the shot! Over 500,000 Westchester County residents have now received at least one vaccine dose, which is about 53%. This may seem low, but remember, roughly 20% of county residents are under 16 years of age and are not yet eligible. That may be changing soon with the FDA expected to approve the Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year-olds next week. If you haven’t already got your shots, it is so easy now to get an appointment. Check here for local vaccine availability. Also, Westchester County is promoting Mother’s Day vaccinations at Westchester Community College. For those 18 and over, Moderna vaccines will be available from 11am-3pm on Saturday, May 8th. Appointments are encouraged (, but walk-ins are welcome.

The beautiful (mostly) spring weather has the downtown and parks buzzing! I hope everyone is enjoying the return of Down to Earth’s Larchmont Farmers Market on Saturdays! The Friends of Larchmont Parks is sponsoring free yoga led by Sound Movement in Constitution Park on Friday evenings. Visit Sound Movement to sign up. And another great sign of reopening - the Village summer concerts committee has planned for an all-day Larchmont Music Festival on Saturday, May 15 in Constitution Park! The day will be kicked off by the Chamber Orchestra of New York, playing Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring, followed by eight awesome local bands playing a variety of music genres. There's something for everyone! Since there are still COVID-related rules, we have crafted this event to have maximum outreach while still being safe, so everyone needs to have a free ticket. For more information you can view the Larchmont Music Festival Flyer. We hope this festival will become a new tradition for the village! And while planning is under way for Larchmont's fall season staples, like the Arts Festival and Larchmont/Big Truck Day, unfortunately we are not able to hold the annual Memorial Day parade this May. There will be events commemorating our fallen service men and women held at the various local VFW and American Legion posts.

On April 27, the Board of Trustees cut a red ribbon for Groove Family Music’s Sweet 16. This Saturday, May 8, stop by Mancino’s on Palmer to congratulate and thank them for 35 years in Larchmont! And while you’re in the neighborhood, pop in and say hello to The Velvet Maple, Larchmont’s newest shop and take a look at the art in shop windows for the Larchmont Arts on the Avenue (you can find more details in the Community section below). Watch out for the giant scissors traveling around downtown – we have several ribbon cuttings planned over the next month! Later this week, the Village will issue a press release and FAQs about the new meter parking which will have the “go-live” date and provide information about the new system. For now, the pay stations are not operational and meter fees do not have to be paid.

Wishing all my fellow moms a Happy Mother’s Day!

Mayor Lorraine Walsh
Village Notes

Village Social Media: Please be sure to follow the Village on Facebook and Instagram. Use the links at the bottom of this Newsletter to follow us.

Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban: Please note that beginning in 2022 the use of gas powered leaf blowers will be banned in the Village and the use of electric leaf blowers will be limited to the month of April and from October 15 to December 15. During 2021, before the full law goes into effect, both gas and electric leaf blowers may be used ONLY during the month of April, and from October 15 to December 15. All leaf blowers are banned during the rest of the year. For more information, please see the Larchmont Environmental Committee section below.

Dog Waste: As a reminder, Village law requires that individuals pick up after their dogs. Dog waste should be thrown either in your own trash or in Village trash bins. Please do not leave the waste on the sidewalk or throw it in other residents' bins.

Sanitation: As a reminder no material shall be placed out for collection prior to sundown of the day preceding collection.
Committee and Department Updates
Larchmont Environmental Committee

Save the date! St. John’s Episcopal Church sponsors the next HOW GREEN! Interfaith Sustainable Sunday on June 6th at 4 pm. Speakers will discuss the importance and care of native plants. More details coming soon from St. John’s.

Larchmont just passed a municipal green fleet policy, giving preference to the purchase and use of fuel efficient and lowest emission vehicles. Through this policy, Larchmont seeks to decrease total GHG emissions and minimize the environmental impact of its municipal vehicles.
The Larchmont Environmental Committee would like to remind residents, landscapers, businesses, clubs, and houses of worship that for the health of our community and our earth, leaf blowers may only be used during April and from October 15 to December 15. Starting Saturday, May 1, leaf blowers will not be allowed again until mid October. Property owners, landscape company owners and crews are all subject to escalating fines for violations. See our village website, bilingual flyer and visit these sites for more information: 
Larchmont Fire Department

Fire safety education is just one of the many tasks your Larchmont Career Firefighters conduct during their tours of duty. Pictured here is Lt. Boettcher conducting a class for the Au Pairs of Larchmont. Also, FF Ettere and FF Montemarano are hosting a class for a small home school group. No matter the age, fire safety is paramount and we are always willing to teach! Your Larchmont Career Firefighters are committed to you and your family’s safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Larchmont Volunteer Fire Department

The Larchmont Volunteer Fire Department is in need of fire fighters! The Larchmont Fire Department Volunteer Application is now on line! If you are interested in becoming a future volunteer fire fighter fill in the application. Don't delay do it today. For more information, call Bubba Fanelli: 914-403-2387.
Local Business Highlights

Every Wednesday we highlight a different local business on the Village's social media accounts. In case you missed it, here is who we celebrated in April!
Vision of Tomorrow, located at 2126 Boston Post Rd.: Vision of Tomorrow’s mission is to inspire and create a sense of feeling and being your best. An elegant and natural process to enhance the very finest, as your service is crafted by a skilled and caring professional formulating the foremost in color theory and cutting edge techniques. Our signature services are echoed in the warm hospitality, as they embrace our ambience of inspired elegance in our newly designed interior. 
DIY Slime, located at 2A East Ave.:
D.I.Y. Slime is a make-your-own slime shop in Larchmont, NY, started by two local moms, who were tired of scraping dried glue off their kitchen tables. D.I.Y. Slime currently offers Private In-Shop Reservations, In-Shop Mini Parties, Virtual and Backyard Parties, and Slime Kits To Go with free local delivery Monday through Friday. 
Apiary, located at 157 Larchmont Ave.: At Apiary, our mission is to provide our customers the best possible delicious and nutritious homestyle comfort food made with locally sourced fresh ingredients and professionally prepared in “small batches."

We deliver excellent personalized and customer-focused service at a price that is fair to the producers and our customers. We are an involved and charitable contributing member of our community. Our commitment to best practices towards customer service, our employees, the environment, and our community defines Apiary.
Kurt Sauer Opticians, located at 1935 Palmer Ave.: Josie Fanelli has been the owner of Kurt Sauer Opticians since 1993. The business has been established in Larchmont since 1978. We provide quality lenses and frames and most importantly excellent customer service. We can take care of all of your eyewear needs. 
In person Ribbon Cuttings are back! In April we also helped Groove celebrate 16 years here in the Village. Groove offers family-centric music classes and events and is located at 158 Larchmont Ave!
Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force

All those Fresh Direct bags piling up? Don't throw them away! Donate them to the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force which distributes food weekly to struggling families in our community. If you have bags to donate, Contact the Hunger Task Force at [email protected].
Village Calendar

5/3 Board of Trustees Work Session
5/4 Traffic Commission Meeting
5/5 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
5/6 Larchmont Environmental Committee Meeting
5/17 Board of Trustees Meeting
5/18 Planning Board Meeting
5/26 Architecture Review Board Meeting

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