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Events this Week in Bronxville: May 23 to May 30, 2018 PDF Print Email

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By Staff


May 23, 2018: Below are events that will take place in and around Bronxville from Wednesday, May 23, to Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Click here for a separate listing of Memorial Day weekend events.

Thursday, May 24, 7:00 pm, Bronxville Library Board of Trustees Meeting: The board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library will hold a meeting in the boardroom of the library at 7:00 pm. For more information, go to www.bronxvillelibrary.org or call 914-337-7680.

Monday, May 28, Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday, and, by act of Congress, Americans are urged to pause at 3:00 pm to remember those who died in service to their country. In 2000, Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act, which states in Section 4, "The minute beginning at 3:00 pm (local time) on Memorial Day each year is designated as the 'National Moment of Remembrance.'" Americans are asked to stop what they are doing and pause at 3:00 pm "to observe a National Moment of Remembrance to honor the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace," as stated in Section 2. It appeared that Americans had lost the true meaning of Memorial Day; as explained in an article about Memorial Day in Forbes, "Allegedly, the idea for the moment came when children touring Washington D.C. were asked about the meaning of Memorial Day and responded, 'That's the day the pool opens.'" The act was intended, among other things, "to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble event that that day is intended to be," as stated in Section 2. The Uniformed Services Benefit Association, a nonprofit organization that provides insurance and other benefits to active duty and retired members of the military and veterans, states in a video that at 3:00 pm, "Trains will blast their whistles ... Almost 500,000 Major League Baseball fans will join in a silence to honor fallen Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines. Cars will drive with their headlights on ... Flags will wave ... Taps will play."

Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 pm, Candlelight Vigil for those Affected by Substance Abuse, Eastchester: The Care Coalition will be holding a candlelight vigil and a night of remembrance and hope for those affected by substance abuse at 7:30 pm at the gazebo across from Eastchester Town Hall.

Photo by N. Bower 

Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes notices about meetings of village government, the Bronxville Board of Education, and the board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library. MyhometownBronxville does not independently research other events but will, at its discretion, consider including a notice of an event that will occur in Bronxville if information about the event is received by MyhometownBronxville (managing editor Marcia Lee at CLOAKING ) by noon on the Sunday before the subsequent Wednesday publication. These notices must not be advertisements; please send any requests for advertisements to Sarah Thornton Clifford at sethorntoncliff@aol.

 

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