OSSINING, N.Y. Hundreds of students in Ossining and Briarcliff Manor are off this week for spring recess, and with the weather warming up, officials are reminding families they dont have to skip town to have fun this week.
While dozens of spring programs kick off in Ossining and Briarcliff Manor in the coming weeks, recreation officials say they expect many to head outside this week. Ryder Park, Law Memorial Park, Veterans Park and several other area parks are open this week and offer hiking, athletic fields and tennis courts. Henry Atterbury, Ossining recreation superintendent, said families have dozens of options this week even if the weather doesnt hold up.
Were expecting to see anywhere from 50 to 60 kids at the Community Center this week, Atterbury said Monday. But with the weather improving were going to see a lot of families heading outside. And if the weather doesnt stay consistent this week, were still here offering all of our programs on a nightly basis.
The Community Center, which remains open Monday through Saturday, houses a music room, art room, game room, multi-purpose room and a gymnasium, Atterbury said. The centers lifeguarding course is underway and offers students the chance to become certified lifeguards during the break, he said.
It gives our local kids the opportunity to have jobs once theyre certified, Atterbury said. We have a high demand at the pool with so many programs running all the time and its a great way to give our local kids jobs at the same time.
Ossinings Spring and Summer Program brochure is available on the villages website.
The Briarcliff Manor Youth Center, which is transitioning to a new director, is not offering programs through April, recreation supervisor Karen Kuzio said, but the staff is working to ensure that the villages fields, courts and parks are well-maintained over the break.
We do not have anything planned for this week, so we dont have any trips going this April break, Kuzio said. But we are making sure that our playgrounds and parks and fields are open all week. Were working hard to make sure we have programs available in the future and the summer. If families or kids are looking to do something this week, were making sure that our fields are open to make sure they have things to do.
The Village of Briarcliff Manor Spring and Summer Program brochure is also available on the villages website.
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