Broaden Your Horizons
One unique and interesting fact about the Ossining Public Library is that it was chartered in the year 1893, originally as the Sing Sing Public Library. The library covers both the Village and Town of Ossining as well as nearby Briarcliff Manor, Yorktown, and New Castle. It is a charter member of the Westchester Public Library System, which enables the patrons to access over a million holdings available through other county libraries in the system. In 2007, a new and improved library opened, boasting over 50 public Internet terminals, a 250-seat theater, an art gallery, and even a cafe.
Enjoy the Outdoors
The Parks and Recreation Department of Ossining is on a mission to make sure everyone, regardless of age, have a variety of activities available to them. One of the most popular programs is their USTA Tennis Program. This program is open to teens and all of the instructors are USPTA/USPTR certified or USTA clinicians. If you enjoy being out on the water, check out the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club or the Ossining Sail Club. The Parks and Recreation Department works closely with both of these organizations. For those with a green thumb, the Ossining Organic Community Garden is always looking for participants.
Take a Bite of the Bi
Residents of Ossining take advantage of the fact that their little town is less than an hour away from the Big Apple, aka New York City. This opens up a multitude of options when it comes to exciting nightlife. For those who enjoy theater and the arts, take in a Broadway show. Foodies are in heaven, because the city offers a number of different types of cuisines, one of which is sure to fit your tastes. If you feel like dancing the night away, be sure to check out Marquee, Southside, or 1 Oak. As always, Times Square is perfect for eclectic and fascinating people watching.