From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall



June 18, 2018


Summer weather has arrived and our area has recently experienced high humidity and sweltering heat as temperatures rose into record breaking intensity. As a result, a heat warning and air quality health advisory was issued. People aged 65 and older, or who have chronic medical conditions, are at greater risk during periods of extreme heat. If you have a medical condition, please check with your medical provider on how to take precautions during extreme heat and humidity. If you know of neighbors, family or friends who are at increased risk, or live alone, please check in on them to insure they have access to air conditioning or cooling centers.


At this year’s annual Metropolitan High School Theater Awards ceremony, taking place at Purchase Performing Arts Center, Harrison High School’s production of “Seussical” received several awards. Congratulations to the following Harrison students: Lianne Davidoff for the Featured Ensemble Member Award, Christina Ledesma for Actress in a Supporting Role, and Deborah Toteda for Choreography.


Congratulations are also in order for Harrison High School seniors, Sarah Birnbaum and Brian Siegal. Both students were recently honored at the annual Caroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner. Each year, honorees are recognized for their academic excellence and community service. This is very impressive achievement and I wish both students continued success as they leave high school and forge a new path.


Harrison’s 2018 Concert series is approaching quickly and will provide live music showcasing some of the best musical talent around. Concerts feature an assortment of pop, classic rock, cover rock, tributes, oldies, and more. This popular event makes hot summer nights more enjoyable, so grab your lawn chair and come enjoy a free concert in West Harrison’s Village Green and Downtown’s Ma Riis Park (and street locations). For a full schedule of concert events, please call the Recreation Hot Line at 670-3039.


On July 3rd, in Downtown Harrison, the Tracy De Lucia Band will be the entertainment for the evening’s festivities, beginning at 8 p.m. (Rain Date July 6th). Fireworks will begin promptly at 9:15 p.m. at the Harrison Shopping Center in Downtown Harrison. Future July and August events include musical entertainment by  Rat Race Choir, Club Dennis (of the Dennis Nardone Show), Alive N’ Kickin’, The Hindenberg and many more. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Please visit our website at for event locations and additional information. I look forward to seeing you all there.


The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is on Friday, June 22nd and I will be at 273 Kitchen located at 273 Halstead Avenue. On May 29th I will be at the new Dimitri’s Gyro Grill located at 267 Halstead Avenue in Harrison. I will be at these locations from 12:30 to 1:30 and look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing our community.