The Senator, a former teacher and longtime proponent of education, joined a local Yonkers third grader to read "The Talking Egg," although the young student did most of the reading. The JCY Summer Reading Buddies program pairs volunteers with children to work on their assigned summer reading projects. The program also offers life skills workshops for parents of participating students.
Leader Stewart-Cousins attended the Interfaith Ramadan Dinner hosted by the Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) of Westchester on Thursday, July 25th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. The Dinner featured LIVE! Sufi music accompanied by the Whirling Dervish dance performance. TCC-Westchester is a non-profit organization "dedicated to promoting harmony in diverse cultural setting in the U.S."
Senator Stewart-Cousins showed her support for the arts by attending the Theodor D. Young Summer Jazz Series, a FREE event in Greenburgh, NY which occurs every Thursday from 7:00PM-9:30PM. The Theodore D. Young Community Center, Department of Community Resources seeks to improve the quality of life for Greenburgh residents by providing a variety of educational, cultural, recreational, and social activities and services. The original mission of the Center set forth 30 years ago continues today with the goal of lessening problems caused by poverty, racism, and cultural deprivation.
On Tuesday, July 23rd, Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club to participate in the blessing of the new fleet and dock damaged by Superstorm Sandy and recently rebuilt. The Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club, the successor of the Yonkers Canoe Club founded in 1886, is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to "encourage the growth of, and participation in, rowing and paddling sports".
Yonkers, NY - To better accommodate customers, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) is pleased to announce extended business hours on Monday through Thursday at the Yonkers branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles. The extended hours are part of a statewide pilot program approved by the Legislature this year which seeks to make the Department of Motor Vehicles more accessible and user friendly.
The year-long pilot will determine the hours that are most convenient for customers and the DMV. Results of the pilot will be evaluated to determine if the expanded hours should continue beyond the test period and if additional offices should offer extended hours of operation.
Recently, The White Plains Examiner had the chance to sit down with New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th Senate District) and talk about what it’s like to be the first woman Democratic Conference Leader and the road that lead her to the prominent position she has today.
Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be joining the Editorial Board of The Journal News today for a post-session conversation in a live segment called the Editorial Spotlight. Click here to tune in LIVE!
What: Interview on Journal News Editorial SpotlightWho: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-CousinsWhen: Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM
Senator Stewart-Cousins attended a street naming ceremony and reception in honor of Rev. Dr. Lester Cousin, the former Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. The City of White Plains designated the corner of Orawaupum Street and Post Road as Reverend Dr. Lester Cousin Way. Rev. Cousin and Senator Stewart-Cousins are not related, although they call each other "cousins". The Reverend retired as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in 2011 after serving for 38 years.
Leader Stewart-Cousins celebrated her African-American heritage by walking the Annual Yonkers African-American Day Parade on Sunday, July 21st. Walking the Parade with her included Westchester County BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins and Mayor Mike Spano.
At a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of Sunshine Pharmacy in White Plains, Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a proclamation to proud owner Pravin Patel. The new pharmacy, formerly known as White Plains Pharmacy, will serve the downtown community.
In conjunction with Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, Senator Stewart-Cousins hosted a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at the Yonkers Riverfront Library with members of the community. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow also took part in the Town Hall Meeting. With about 30 people in attendance, mostly from Yonkers, the Senator discussed a wide range of topics including her efforts to create jobs, support education and curb gun violence in the community. The Senator and Assemblypeople then responded to questions from attendees.
Senator Stewart-Cousins welcomed directors and trustees from several of her district's libraries to her Yonkers office this month to funding and other State policies with respect to libraries. Senator Stewart-Cousins reaffirmed her commitment to libraries in her district and throughout the State.
Senator Stewart-Cousins stopped by the Annual School & Neighborhood (SCHOOD) Reunion on Saturday, July 20th at the JFK Memorial Park to show her support for SCHOOD's mission to "reconnect the Yonkers community", typically long-lost friends who would not have gotten back in touch had it not been for this event.
At the opening reception of the "Voices" exhibit at the Blue Door Art Gallery on July 13th in Yonkers, Senator Stewart-Cousins discovered that one of her former interns is also a talented artist. The "Voices" exhibit, running until August 24th, features folk art, street art, film, photography and performances from local artists. Senator Stewart-Cousins is pictured here at the exhibit with Yonkers resident Naajidah Correll and a piece she sculpted. Ms. Correll is a former intern of the Senator's.
Leader Stewart-Cousins attended the City of White Plain's Annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 2nd from 6-10PM. The Celebration featured live entertainment and fun for the whole family. Of course, an Independence Day celebration wouldn't be complete with fireworks which illuminated the beautiful night sky of White Plains.
You are invited to a Townhall Meeting with Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer for a face-to-face conversation about what we achieved during this year's Legislative Session, and share your ideas on how we can continue to move our community forward. For more information, please call our office at (914) 423-4031.
The 4th of July is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But its also a time to reflect on our history and the principles upon which our nation was founded.
Equality, freedom, independence and democracy were declared in America on this day and we continue to strive for these ideals. Though the road has been hard, we are proud of the significant progress we have made throughout our history.
So as you enjoy BBQ's, parades and celebrations with loved ones on this gorgeous summer day, please remember how important these ideals are to our nation and do what you can to strive for them
The Village of Tarrytown will be reimbursed $250,000 for building 167 parking spaces at the Tarrytown train station in 2011.
The funding comes from unused multi modal transportation funds that were awarded to the Village in 1999 for a separate project. New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins asked for authorization to use the funds after recognizing the need for further parking at the Tarrytown train station.