Cortlandt to Celebrate 225th Anniversary with Big Bash Sunday

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front-aniThe Town of Cortlandt will be celebrating its 225th birthday on Sunday in style with a slew of events at George’s Island Park in Montrose, capped off by a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m.

“Join us for a fun-filled old fashioned community party for the 225th anniversary of the Town of Cortlandt!” Supervisor Linda Puglisi said in a townwide invitation. “There has been a committee of 20 residents and staff members who have been working since January of this year to make the town’s birthday party spectacular. I thank them all for their hard work and dedication. I am very proud to be supervisor of our wonderful town.”

The free festivities kick off at 3 p.m. with an opening march with the Tarrytown Vet’s Drum and Bugle Corps. Entertainment will continue throughout the day with Dixie Dandies at 3:30 p.m., Unfunded  Mandate at 4 p.m., local singer Jessica Lynn at 5 p.m. and Dirty Stay Out at 7:30 p.m.

Also performing will be renowned Hudson Valley storyteller Jonathan Kruk and the Hudson River Ramblers, and magical acts by David Levitan.

There will be free rides and games for children, including a carousel, three-legged race, sack races and freeze dance, along with 16 food vendors and 14 crafts booths with merchandise for sale.

Georgia’s Island is located off Route 9A and Dutch Street in Montrose, but free parking will be at the nearby Metro North Train Station off Route 9A. Shuttle buses will transport visitors to the event. No swimming or boating will be allowed during the event and the only pets allowed are service dogs.

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