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City of Yonkers Holiday Message, MLK Jr. Poetry Contest, YIDA Projects & More

Post Date:12/18/2015

Mayor Spano, City of Yonkers Sing Their Way Into the Holiday Season
Watch our Musical Video Message on the City's Website, www.yonkersny.gov
City of Yonkers 2015 Holiday Message
City of Yonkers 2015 Holiday Message
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano together with the Yonkers Police Department, Yonkers Fire Department and all City departments got into the holiday spirit again this year with a seasonal music video message. Similar to last year's video, City departments all sing a line in the classic holiday carol "Deck the Halls."

"The holidays are a time to spread joy to others which is exactly what we wanted to capture in our holiday message," said Mayor Spano. "This year, we wanted to showcase the festively decked halls of City Hall that has created a warm and inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors."

The video can be seen on City Hall TV (Channel 78 on Cablevision; 39 on Verizon FiOS), the City's website www.yonkersny.gov, Mayor Mike Spano's YouTube page, Facebook page, and Twitter handle.


Mayor Spano Joins Rebuild NY to Ask State to Invest in Yonkers Infrastructure
Mayor Mike Spano joined the State delegation and members of Rebuild NY Now this week to ask New York State to invest in Yonkers aging infrastructure. With more than $1 billion in private investment currently ongoing in our City, Yonkers is growing and we need infrastructure that improves with it.

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See the Renderings: 2-mile trail from Yonkers Waterfront to 242nd St Subway in The Bronx
The City of Yonkers and Groundwork were awarded nearly $400,000 to construct phase one of a 2-mile trail that will stretch from the waterfront to the 242nd St. subway station in The Bronx.
 
See the Photos: Untermyer Gardens Lights Up for Holiday Season
Untermyer Gardens is lit up each night till 8PM in a show you don't want to miss! Visit the gardens now through January 3rd as part of their Grand Holiday Illumination display.
 
Traffic Alert: Bronx River Parkway Closures This Weekend
Motorists should be advised that portions of the Bronx River Parkway going southbound will be closed this weekend starting Friday, Dec. 18 at 10PM and continuing until Sunday, Dec 20. at 8PM. Work is part of the Crane Road Bridge Replacement Project.

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Around Town: Happening in Yonkers 
Now - 1/3 - Grand Holiday Illumination at Untermyer Park and Gardens | Learn More

12/19 @ 1PM - Youth Theatre Interactions Saturday Dance Workshop at Hudson River Museum | Learn More

12/20 @ 12:30PM - Weekend Movies at Yonkers Riverfront Library Presents 'Mickey Saves Santa' | Learn More

12/20 @ 3PM - Yonkers Male Glee Club Presents 'An Afternoon of Beautiful Music' | Learn More

12/21 - First Day of Winter 

12/22 - 12/24 @ 12PM - Holiday-Themed Guided Tours of Philipse Manor Hall

12/24 - 1/4 - Yonkers Public Schools Closed for Holiday Recess

12/25 - Christmas Day; City Hall is Closed | Learn More

12/27 @ 1PM - Kwanzaa Celebration at Yonkers Riverfront Library | Learn More

12/28 - Mayor Spano's Satellite Tax Office at Homefield House |
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12/29 - Mayor Spano's Satellite Tax Office at Will Library | Learn More

12/30 - Mayor Spano's Satellite Tax Office at Coyne Park | Learn More

1/1 @ 12PM - 2016 Inauguration Ceremony | Learn More

1/16 - MLK Jr. National Day of Service | Learn More

1/23 - Spring Classes Begin at Westchester Community College Yonkers Extension Center | Register Today
Mayor Spano Launches Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest
Contest Submissions Due January 12
This week, Mayor Mike Spano and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada announced the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poem contest for Yonkers students. This year's theme is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of the Civil Rights Movement and asks students to reflect on why it is important to preserve the memory of the locations - Montgomery, Selma and so many others - that helped change America.

One winner will be selected from the elementary, middle school and high school grade levels. Their work will be displayed at City Hall and online for residents to read. Winners will have the opportunity to recite their work at the City's Annual Black History Month Celebration on Tuesday, February 9.

Poem submissions are due on January 12.
Three Major Projects Move Forward in Yonkers
Lowe's Home Store, Craft Brewery, and Continued Revitalization of Nepperhan Corridor
Mayor Mike Spano will end 2015 by adding three more major projects to the roster of businesses moving to Yonkers. The three projects - a Lowe's home store, a craft brewery and the conversion of a Nepperhan Avenue warehouse to offices and commercial space - bring the total amount of new development in Yonkers well past the $1 billion threshold announced just a few months ago.
"No sooner did we reach our first billion dollars in investment, then we've got a fast start on our second billion," said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.

Mayor Spano Presents School of the Month Award to Paideia 24
Mayor Spano joined members of Yonkers Board of Education at Paideia School 24 this week to present the School of the Month Award for November 2015, recognizing the school's success in practicing the Paideia Method, which promotes active learning by fostering critical and creative thinking through a Socratic philosophy. 
"Under the leadership of Principal Kim Davis, the faculty and staff at Paideia 24 are doing a wonderful job educating and shaping our students into well-rounded young people," said Mayor Spano. "Our children spend more time in school than virtually anywhere else which is why it's so important to have institutions like School 24 that keep our children engaged."

Mayor Spano to Host Satellite Tax Offices at Three City Locations
Residents Can Pay City Property Taxes, Due January 6
We're bringing City Hall to you! Mayor Mike Spano announced this week that he will again host satellite tax offices at three locations across the City to assist residents in paying City property taxes (due Jan. 6) and answer any questions. The Mayor's Office of Constituent Services and the City's Tax Department will be on hand from 9:00am to 8:00pm all three days to meet with Yonkers residents. 

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