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Events This Week


Sterling Forest Day! 9:30am–4:00pm. Click here for the full schedule.

All activities will originate at the U.S. Senator Frank L. Lautenberg Visitor Center
116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10925


“Hiking in Bear County”
Wednesday, October 5, at 7:00pm
The Tuxedo Library, 227 NY-17, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.

Don Weise, author of Circuit Hikes in Harriman and West Milford’s Baker’s Dozen, as well as Development Director of NY-NJ Trail Conference, will share his knowledge and passion for enjoying hikes in Tuxedo and the surrounding areas, while practicing outdoor safety. Don has over 20 years’ experience as a hike leader, runner and environmental advocate. He will share tips on identifying extraordinary hikes and tailoring them to your group’s ability level. Don’s organization, the NY-NJ Trail Conference, builds, maintains and protects a network of over 2,150 miles of trails around Tuxedo and the greater New York area. A special guest will be TV news anchorman and Tuxedo resident Mike Schneider, who is starring in “On the Trail with Mike Schneider” on public television this fall. Don will also be bringing and signing copies of his new book, “Circuit Hikes in Harriman,” which features hikes accessible from Tuxedo Station. Please call 845-351-2207 or visit the library to register. The library website is .

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Tuxedo Park Library’s Celestial-Inspired Arts Series

Tuxedo Park Library is hosting a Celestial-Inspired Arts Series in April. Each event will be held at the Tuxedo Park Library, 227 Route 17,  Tuxedo Park, NY 10987. Call 845-351-2207 or visit the Library website –

An Afternoon of Jazz presented by The Michael Bank Jazz Septet – Sunday, April 10th at 2:00pm

AfternoonOfJazzThe Michael Bank Jazz Septet will perform enticing original jazz compositions. Many of these compositions are based on sidereal harmonies which are part of a musical theory that relate to the celestial and the Wheel of the Zodiac (learn more by visiting Michael’s website). Reinterpretations of the small swing-unit tradition will also be performed. This performance is sponsored in part by the Friends of Tuxedo Park Library. Seating is limited. Please call, visit, or email to register. The Michael Bank Septet CD The Dao of Swing is available at the Tuxedo Park Library.

Watercolor Star Art presented by Artist Patricia Quinn – Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

WatercolorPatricia Quinn, of, will hold two workshops offering a multi-sensory experience for all ages by introducing and applying watercolor techniques while listening to music and viewing the inspiring night sky. No art experience is necessary to reap the benefits of this relaxing workshop and find your inner creative self. Star Art with Watercolor is sponsored in part by the Friends of Tuxedo Park Library. Seating is limited. Please call, visit, or email to register.

Poetry Afternoon presented by Poet & SlamMaster Bryan Roessel – Sunday, April 17th at 2:00pm

PoetryAfternoonPoetry SlamMaster Bryan Roessel will facilitate an open mic, celestially-themed poetry afternoon open to all ages. Share your own word mastery and be inspired by others. This program is sponsored in part by the Friends of Tuxedo Park Library. Seating is limited. Please call, visit, or email to register.

Download the flyer for the Celestial-Inspired Art Series

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Lots of activities in September! NTRA Social – September 13, A Better Tuxedo Forum September 19 and more!

We have a busy first few weeks of September ahead of us. I look forward to having everyone involved!


Tonight – Final Vote on Annexation Petition
The final vote on the Annexation of the 500 acres (and 167 separate annexation request) of Town of Monroe land into the Village of Kiryas Joel will take place September 8, 2015 at 7:00pm at Bais Rochel Paradise Hall, 7 Israel Zupnick Dr., Monroe, NY 10950

This Weekend – NTRA Neighborhood Social
Sunday, September 13 from 2:00-6:00pm
Tichy Field, Joyce Nissan Dr., Laural Ridge, 17A, Tuxedo, NY 10987

Light refreshments served, games for kids, and special guest the Tuxedo Ambulance Corps. Everyone’s welcome ($5.00 for non-members. You can join for the 2015 season there, if you haven’t already!)

This Weekend – Powerhouse Jam: Concert to Benefit
Saturday, September 12
Powerhouse Park, Tuxedo, NY 10987
2:00-7:00pm ($5.00 for tickets – proceeds to

This Weekend – The Authors’ Circle presents Paul Watkins, author of The Beast in the Red Forest
Saturday, September 12 at 2:00pm
Tuxedo Park Library, 227 NY-17, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987

Paul Watkins (writing as Sam Eastland) will be interviewed by publisher, friend, and Tuxedo resident, Glenn Young about his recent book in his Inspector Pekkala series of Novels, “The Beast in the Red Forest”.

“A standout historical series. Eastland depicts his fictional Stalin as more than a James Bond villain, painting him as a conflicted, lonely tyrant whose retribution against slights both real and imagined makes him a very dangerous opponent.” – Kirkus Reviews

Visit the site: >

Next Weekend – A Better Tuxedo Community Forum
Saturday, September 19 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
GGM, Elementary Common Room, 1 Tornado Drive, Tuxedo, NY 10987

Earlier this year, a group of community leaders and public officials met to discuss plans and ideas on how to move forward as a community and how to improve the place that we live and work. From these meetings, a new coalition formed whose goal is to create A Better Tuxedo.

Now, we want to hear from you – the public – and we hope that you will join us to share your ideas on what you like about Tuxedo, what you’d like to change about Tuxedo, and how we can work together to create a new energy here in town.

The entire Tuxedo community is invited to attend our Tuxedo Community Forum on September 19th at 9:00 AM.

Please register here:

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Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association Meeting and Announcements

Here are some Announcements for the Northern Tuxedo Resident’s Association.

Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association on Thursday, March 19, beginning at 7:30pm at the American Legion Building, 16 Orange Turnpike, Southfields, NY, 10975 (find it on the map). Light refreshments have been provided.

We have put together a survey to get an idea of what is important to our membership. Please complete the online survey at:

We encourage your attendance at this meeting to express your thoughts about what is important to you and what you want us to focus on! There are issues coming about that might be of interest/concern including representation on the Town Board, the Pilgrim Pipeline, Kiryas Joel Annexation in Monroe, the start of construction of Tuxedo Farms, a burgeoning effort to create a gateway/trail town of Tuxedo and the planning of future social, fun neighborhood events. We want your ideas to help up determine what issues are of greatest interest in the neighborhood!

Tuxedo Park Library Survey

Tuxedo Park Library is also doing a survey! The bottom floor is in need or repairs and renovations and they are interested in hearing from library users. Please complete the short survey here:

Laurel Ridge

For those of you in Laurel Ridge, I believe you have received an updated contact list for the neighborhood. This a volunteer effort put together by some of our members so thank you Caroline Lavanar, Theodora Darling, Joann Tuttle, and Ginny Apostolides. Great work and thanks!

Tuxedo Park FYI

Just a reminder that Tuxedo Park FYI (TPFYI) is a great resource for keeping updated about town meetings. They cover planning and town board meetings and the most recent meetings cover issues related to Tuxedo Farms and the reorganization meeting, which details all the town employees and their roles as well as committee members. If you have a few minutes to review their notes, it’s a great way to keep up on the town business. Visit the site at:

Tuxedo Farms Development

The big news these days is the Tuxedo Farms development. They want to break ground soon and have requested a few changes to the Special Permit. The comment period on the Special Permit is open until March 23. The requested changes are summarized here: The Northern Tract is located in our area. More information can be found here: and here: (scroll to the “Special Joint Workshop Meeting March 5, 2015”.)

Tuxedo High School – Charter School Information

As you may have heard, the Tuxedo High School (George F. Baker) is applying to be a charter school. This means anyone can choose to attend this high school instead of their district school without paying tuition (the money paid by our school taxes follows the student to the charter). Without the conversion charter application, the future of the school is uncertain. I am a big proponents of community-run charter schools in general and think that parents should have a choice in education. I encourage everyone to write an email in support of the charter school to (A form letter is available here: Also, if you want to send your child to the charter school, please fill out an application by Sunday, March 15: I have worked with charter schools in their development stage and am pretty sure that if the Board of Regents sees that Tuxedo as a charter would be able to meet or surpass their enrollment needs, they will approve the school.

Thanks and see you Thursday!

Kristy, on behalf of the Northern Tuxedo Residents’ Association Executive Committee.
Northern Tuxedo Residents Association
PO BOX 484
Tuxedo, NY 10987