The Town of Yorktown is 230 years old, and all residents are invited to celebrate the milestone Sunday with a day of fun-filled activities that will wrap up with a downtown fireworks display.
“This is a party for the town,” said Councilwoman Alice Roker. “We’re going to have a lot of fun.”
The schedule of events kicks off at 9 a.m. with a baseball game at Shrub Oak Park on Sunnyside Street between members of the Town Board and town staff vs local sports club members.
At 11 a.m., town planner John Tegeder will give an historic talk at Railroad Park on Commerce Street called Yorktown & the ‘Old Put.’ From 1 to 3 p.m., an exterior tour through the Croton Heights area by the Yorktown Landmarks Preservation Commission will take place, starting at Town Hall.
At 2 p.m., an anniversary parade in Shrub Oak along East Main Street, from Lakeland High School to the John C. Hart Memorial Library, will be held, followed by music from the Kristina Koller Jazz Trio at 3 p.m. on the front porch of the library.
The party goes into high gear from 3 to 9 p.m. with the Lions Concert Series: The Best of Yorktown at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Park at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center. Andrea and the Armenian Rug Riders will perform at 3, Over the Top will take the stage at 5 and Class Action will perform at 7. Fireworks will begin at 9 from the Yorktown Firehouse.
Many local eateries will be participating, including: Trailside Café, Pappous Greek Kitchen, Okinawa Steakhouse, Furci’s Italian Restaurant, Yorktown Grille, Oscar’s Italian Restaurant, Lakeland Deli, Stone Rose Steakhouse, Little Sorrento and Savannah & Company.
Local farms slated to be in attendance are: Hilltop Hanover Farm, White Oak Farm, Fable Farm: From Farm to Table, Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, The Meadows Farm and Hemlock Hill Farm.
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