Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvellous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears
the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. . . . One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon
the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects with the village of Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart
for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there. This all seems like the work of magic. Over this beautiful
slope, where so few years ago the voyager upon the Hudson saw only woodlands and cultivated fields, is now a populous town."
- Benson J. Lossing, The Hudson From the Wilderness to the Sea (Published 1866)
Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities, to “Celebrate Irvington” a small, walkable nationally recognized historic village on the Hudson River. Relaxing by the river, hiking or riding the trolley, this is a great choice for Father’s Day fun! Walk to all activities. Rain or shine.
Old-fashioned, free, jump-on, jump-off trolley tours sponsored by Sunnyside Federal highlight Irvington’s history including the Historic Main Street District, village founders and landmark sites. Guided walks in town, on the waterfront and on The Old Croton Aqueduct National Historic Park. Local docents will describe the past and present life in this small rivertown community known for its magnificent Main Street views of the Hudson; tours of the (Louis Comfort) Tiffany Reading Room in the landmark 1902 Village Hall. Visit the historic 1853 McVickar House for birthday cake to celebrate the 10th anniversary as home to the Irvington Historical Society, take photo ops in period costumes and see Irvington Unfolds: A Village History in Maps exhibit. Fresh & prepared foods at the Irvington Farmers Market, open shops on Main Street, music, waterfront parks with views of the Palisades, Choose casual or up-scale restaurants or take-out for outdoor picnics. www.irvingtonny.gov
This event is part of the Governor's Path Through History and I Love NY initiative.
For a schedule and times of events, please follow this link......DETAILS
For a printable map of the Irvington Historic District follow this link........Historic District Map