Croton Community Calendar: April 3rd Edition

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Registration Open for Spring/Summer 2024 Recreation Programs!


Registration is officially open for Croton Recreation's exciting lineup of Spring/Summer 2024 Recreation Programs. Whether you're looking to unwind with some yoga, unleash your creativity at art camp, or learn a new sport like bocce, there's something for everyone. Learn more and register online at

Youth Fishing Derby at Croton Point Park

Saturday, April 6th - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Croton Point Park
1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Westchester County Parks and the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association will host their inaugural Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. Children ages 8 through 16 are invited to participate. Adult/parental supervision is required. Equipment and bait will be provided, or you can bring your own. Check in is at 9:30 a.m.; derby starts at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Pre-registration is required through Eventbrite for this free event. Rain date is Sunday, April 7. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 5. For more information visit or call (914) 231-4645.

The Croton Arts Council: Make a Little Mama Workshop

Saturday, April 6th - 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Symphony Knoll, Lower Level -15 Mount Airy Rd. Croton on Hudson

The Croton Arts Council is excited to be offering a new series of fun and friendly art workshops taught by a local Croton artist this spring. The workshop series will kick off with the "Make a Little Mama" workshop on April 6th: Create your own clay totem to keep you connected with a personal intention in a thoughtful, artful way throughout your day. Sign up on the Croton Art Council's website. The registration fee is $65 per student which includes all materials. Class size is limited so sign up early!

C.L.E.A.N - Senasqua / Croton Landing Community Cleanup

Saturday, April 6th, 2024 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM *Note Time Change Due to Tide
Senasqua Park

The Croton Litter-Free Education Advocacy Neighborhood Initiative (C.L.E.A.N.) will host a Community Cleanup on Saturday 4/6 , at 3:00 PM, weather permitting. CLEAN is collaborating with Cub Scout Pack 28 on a joint effort to clean the entire waterfront this spring. Please bring heavy gloves and bright clothes. Meet at Senasqua Park. The group will be cleaning Senasqua Park and as much of the Riverfront as possible in preparation for the Village’s Earth Day Celebration.

2nd Annual Croton Gumbo Smackdown Competition

Sunday, April 7th, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
The Green Growler
4 Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520
The 2nd Annual Gumbo Smackdown Cook-Off fundraiser will take place at the Green Growler on Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm. Five chefs will compete for the title of "Best Gumbo," offering their unique takes on this iconic dish. Tickets are $50 and include samples of each creation, the opportunity to vote for your favorite, and a choice of beverage. Proceeds will go to the Croton Business Council's Big Easy On The Hudson Jazz and Blues festival in May. Tickets are available at Questions about this event can be directed to or 917-626-1815. 

Maple Commons Information Session

Wednesday, April 10th from 3 to 5 p.m.
Croton Free Library Ottinger Room, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson.

The application period for Maple Commons (43-45 Maple Street) is now open. The Village and Regan Development Corporation have scheduled a series of information sessions where interested individuals can ask questions about the application process and receive assistance in completing their application. If you have any questions about the application and cannot attend these sessions, you can call 914-332-4144 or email

Teen Job Search: Tips, Applications, Resumes & More

Thursday, April 11th - 7:00 to 8:00 PM
On Zoom via the Croton Free Library 
Join the Westchester Library System for a free virtual workshop conducted by a professional Career Coach that will help you land a part-time or summer job! Free and open to all, but registration is required! Visit the Library's website to sign up.

Spring Family Fun Day

Friday, April 12, 6:00 PM (Rain Date April 13th at 11:00 AM)
Vassallo Park
Join Croton Recreation on April 12th at 6:00 PM at Vassallo Park for an evening packed with excitement as we kick off the 2024 Entertainment Season in style!  Groove to the tunes of the sensational SQUEAKY CLEAN BAND, enjoy refreshments, a spring-themed giveaway, and more. Free & open to all! 

Hudson River Education Seminar: Lighthouses Along the Hudson

Friday, April 12th - 7:30 PM
Croton Yacht Club, 6 Elliott Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520
On Friday, April 12th, starting at 7:30 PM, Scott Craven will be presenting “Lighthouses Along the Hudson” which will include photographs and discussion about the history and functionality of the numerous lighthouses along the Hudson River. Scott has lived along the banks of the Hudson River his entire life and is a boater, avid fly fisherman, hiker and historian. Scott is also an accomplished author and has recently co-authored the book “Croton Point Park – Westchester’s Jewel on the Hudson”. Scott has captivated audiences with his prior presentations and we are privileged to have him share his extensive knowledge and understanding of the Hudson River with you all. This event is free & open to the public.

Jazz at the UU

Friday, April 12th - 7:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, 2021 Albany Post Road
Local musicians, the Gunnar Andersen Trio, Doug Smith and friends (instrumentalists and vocalists) gather monthly to perform an eclectic mix of Jazz for an enthusiastic audience followed by a lively reception. Admission is donation-based and there is ample free parking.

Circle School Tag Sale

Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th, 8:00 am - 3:00pm
Circle School
119 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Back again for two days of shopping this spring, Circle School's much-anticipated kid centered tag sale! Get excited to shop for baby & kid clothing (size newborn through big kid 16/18), maternity clothing, shoes, coats, & outerwear, all kinds of baby gear, strollers, books, puzzles, games, and toys of all kinds, and SO SO MUCH MORE! Many items priced at just $1. Discounted items on Sunday! All proceeds go to Circle School. **DONATION DAYS: April 10th & 11th, 9 am - 6 pm, April 12th, 9 am - 3 pm** No donations will be accepted outside of these designated times.

De nuevo, para dos días de compras esta primavera, ¡la muy esperada venta de segunda mano -- centrada en los niños de la Circle School!  Anímense a comprar ropa para bebés y niños (desde el recién nacido hasta el niño grande 16/18), ropa de maternidad, zapatos, abrigos y ropa de abrigo, todo tipo de artículos para bebés, cochecitos, libros, rompecabezas, juegos y juguetes de todo tipo ¡Y MUCHO MÁS! Muchos artículos tienen un precio de solo $1. ¡Artículos con descuento el domingo! Todas las ganancias se destinan a Circle School. ** DÍAS DE DONACIÓN: 10 y 11 de abril, 9 am - 6 pm, 12 de abril, 9 am - 3 pm ** No se aceptarán donaciones fuera de estos horarios designados.

Croton Point History & Nature Hike

Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Croton Point Park

Croton Point Park Naturalist John Phillips and Village of Croton Historian Marc Cheshire will lead a hike on Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m. to explore Croton Point’s history, natural history, archeology, and geology. The hike will last roughly 1.5 to 2 hours. This event is free. Meet at the gate to the RV park, where parking is available. Ages 6 and up; wear sturdy shoes. The same hike will take place on April 27.

Douglas Dunn & Dancers: The Three-Body Problem

Saturday, April 13th, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Croton Free Library 

Douglas Dunn and seven of his company dancers, along with musician Jerome Begin, will present The Three-Body Problem, adapted for Croton Free Library's Ottinger Room. The audience will be seated along the long semicircular arc of windows. Dancers will perform for approximately 40 minutes, covering the spectrum from elegant to playful, with occasional moments of mischief. The performance will be followed by a Q&A moderated by curator Gabriella Hiatt. Free and open to all. This performance is appropriate for all ages. Registration is required! Sign ups open on Sunday, March 10 at 9am at

Babysitting 101

Saturday, April 13th, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Croton Free Library Creative Space
Potential babysitters can build essential skills for responsible childcare through this three-hour course offered by the Croton Free Library! Any student in grades 5-12 is welcome to sign up. Kathleen Berwick, a first-grade teacher, gives hands-on instruction on several topics, including interviewing and communication tips; ages/stages of young babies and toddlers; safety and first-aid; feeding and caring for children (including diaper changing). She will administer a simple test at the completion of the course and distribute certificates. Bring paper and pen – and your lunch! Free, but registration is required and space is limited! Sign up on the Library's website.

Croton Arts Council: 3D Needle Felting Basics

Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 Pm to 8:30 PM
Symphony Knoll, Lower Level -15 Mount Airy Rd. Croton on Hudson

The Croton Arts Council is excited to offer a series of fun and friendly art workshops this spring taught by a local artist. The third workshop in the series is "3D Needle Felting Basics - The Art of Bringing Wool to Life": Come learn about 3D needle felting and have fun transforming fluffy wool roving into a cute miniature penguin that you can take home! It is a two part workshop that will meet on Thursdays: April 18th & April 25th from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Sign up on the Croton Council on the Arts' website. The registration fee is $65 per student which includes all materials. Class sizes are small so sign up early!

Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

Sunday, April 21st, 1:15 – 4:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive

Demystifying Medicare is perfect for anyone trying to navigate our complicated
healthcare system for older adults. It’s for people who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with
paperwork and medical decisions. In this engaging interactive session, you will learn about the various parts of Medicare and the costs associated with medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include:

  • Original Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Prescription drug plans (Part D)
  • Medigaps (supplemental plans)
  • Various cost-saving programs (MSPs, Extra Help, EPIC, etc.)

Registration requested. Call the Library at (914) 271-6612 or sign up online at the library’s Events Calendar. Co-sponsored by the Croton Free Library and Village of Croton-on-Hudson Recreation Department.

Transmission Lines in the Hudson River: What you need to know about the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project and Clean Path Project

Friday, April 26th - 7:30 PM
Croton Yacht Club, 6 Elliott Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

In November 2021, New York finalized contracts for Clean Path, NY and Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) to deliver onshore wind and solar energy from upstate New York and hydroelectric power from Canada to New York City. A significant portion of each transmission line route will be submerged under the Hudson River.  On April 26, Riverkeeper's staff attorney Drew Gamils and Habitat Restoration Director George Jackman will provide an overview of the Clean Path and CHPE transmission projects at the Croton Yacht Club. This overview will include a description of each project, status update on each project, and a discussion of the potential environmental impacts and the Champlain Hudson Environmental Trust. This event is free and open to the public. 

Earth Day Celebration 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Senasqua Park, Elliot Way, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Rain Date: Saturday May 4th, 2024

Join the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and the Croton Conservation Advisory Council for the annual Earth Day Celebration! Over 20 vendors will be participating in this year's event. Attendees can expect to find representatives from local environmental groups, community organizations, and conservation initiatives, providing valuable information and resources on how individuals can take action to protect and preserve the environment. Families can look forward to child-friendly educational activities that will engage and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. One of the highlights of the celebration is the popular tree giveaway, a tradition that encourages residents to plant and nurture trees to enhance our community's greenery and biodiversity. Additionally, this year introduces an exciting new addition to the event – the "Vote for Croton’s Flower" contest. Residents will have the opportunity to cast their votes for the flower that will proudly represent the Village of Croton-on-Hudson. Entertainment will include renowned Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, Janette Aiello from Little Genii Puppets Funny Fish with Chris Letts, Yoga with Cassie and music will be provided by Bobby G. and The Bohemians starting at 10:00 AM. Food options will include Wanna Empanada and Kinwich.

CLEAN 100 Yard Trash Challenge to Celebrate Earth Day

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28

In conjunction with the Village's Earth Day celebration on 4/27, CLEAN Croton challenges you to finish the 100 YARD TRASH. The challenge is simple - outside your home, business or favorite spot in the village, clean up every piece of trash you can find within 100 yards. Send a picture of your haul that weekend to, along with the details of where you cleaned up and how much your haul weighed.

Signs of Spring and Tree ID Walk

 Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
10 Fox Road

Join Craig Stevens and Peter Strom (Certified Arborists) at the Croton Arboretum for a "Signs of Spring" Tree ID Walk! Families welcome. Meet at 10 Fox Road. Rain or Shine! 

Croton FC Soccer Tryouts

CET Field
Various Dates in April 

Croton FC is a competitive Club/Travel program with nine soccer teams that play in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL). Croton FC will be holding open tryouts in April 2024 for the Fall 24 - Spring 25 season for (a) existing teams, and (b) to form new teams at the U9 level, boys and girls (2016 birth year). For more information, visit

Upcoming Village Meetings

Please note that all board meetings are being held in-person at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, unless stated otherwise:
  • Board of Trustees Work Session – Budget: DPW - Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm
  • Board of Trustees Work Session – Budget: PD, FD, EMS -  Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 7:00pm
  • IDEA Advisory Committee Meeting - Friday, April 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
  • Recreation Advisory Committee - Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 7:00pm
  • Conservation Advisory Council Meeting - Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 7:30pm
  • Board of Trustees Meeting - Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 7:00pm
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting - Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 8:00pm
Recordings of the statutory board meetings (Board of Trustees, Planning & Zoning) are available under the Village’s live stream channel.
Do you have an item you wish to submit to the Village for inclusion in this e-blast? Please fill out the event submission form located on our website.