Welcome to the Village of Alfred

 

Welcome to an historic village that joins its commitment to hospitality alongside its love of education. Named after medieval England’s King Alfred, Alfredians offer the following pages for the convenience of residents, visitors, students, and business people.

 

Village Hall Office Hours

Mon 9-12, Tues. 1-4, Wed 9-4, Thurs 9-12
Fri Closed.
Phone 607-587-9188
Fax 607-587-8623

Monthly Events

Jun
25
Mon
Ice Cream & Summer Reading Registration @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ice Cream & Summer Reading Registration @ Alfred Box of Books Library | Alfred | New York | United States

Register for summer reading program and enjoy ice cream!
Participants of all ages can register!

 

Jun
27
Wed
Alfred Box of Books Library Wiggles & Giggles Storytime @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join us every week for storytime with singing, puppets, books, and more!

Jun
28
Thu
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jun 28 all-day
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library | Alfred | New York | United States
  • June 28- How We Hear: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • June 30- Jazz Ninjas Concert 6-8pm
  • July 2 Make it Monday: Fairy Ribbon Ring 1-2:30pm
  • July 9- Make it Monday: CD Mosaic (Teen) 1-2:30pm
  • July 12- Sounds of our Bodies: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • July 14 RON Concert 6-8pm
  • July 16- Make it Monday: Rainbow Music Stick 1-2:30pm
  • July 23 Make it Monday: Rain Stick 1-2:30pm
  • July 26- Sounds of Nature: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • July 30- Make it Monday: Pet Rocks 1-2:30pm
  • August 2- Musical Instruments: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • August 6- Make it Monday: Thumb Piano and Hoop Guitar 1-2:30pm
  • August 16- Peter & the Wolf 1-3pm
  • August 19- Wrap Up Picnic 1-3pm

Visit the website for program descriptions and information!

Storytime every Wednesday at 11am

Jun
30
Sat
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jun 30 all-day
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library | Alfred | New York | United States
  • June 28- How We Hear: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • June 30- Jazz Ninjas Concert 6-8pm
  • July 2 Make it Monday: Fairy Ribbon Ring 1-2:30pm
  • July 9- Make it Monday: CD Mosaic (Teen) 1-2:30pm
  • July 12- Sounds of our Bodies: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • July 14 RON Concert 6-8pm
  • July 16- Make it Monday: Rainbow Music Stick 1-2:30pm
  • July 23 Make it Monday: Rain Stick 1-2:30pm
  • July 26- Sounds of Nature: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • July 30- Make it Monday: Pet Rocks 1-2:30pm
  • August 2- Musical Instruments: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • August 6- Make it Monday: Thumb Piano and Hoop Guitar 1-2:30pm
  • August 16- Peter & the Wolf 1-3pm
  • August 19- Wrap Up Picnic 1-3pm

Visit the website for program descriptions and information!

Storytime every Wednesday at 11am

Outdoor Concerts! @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Outdoor Concerts! @ Alfred Box of Books Library | Alfred | New York | United States

Outdoor Concerts!

June 30, 6-8pm

The Jazz Ninjas

Alfred Box of books Library will be hosting two outdoor concerts as part of our summer reading program! Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy local talent!These are family friendly events.

Jul
2
Mon
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 2 all-day
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library | Alfred | New York | United States
  • June 28- How We Hear: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • June 30- Jazz Ninjas Concert 6-8pm
  • July 2 Make it Monday: Fairy Ribbon Ring 1-2:30pm
  • July 9- Make it Monday: CD Mosaic (Teen) 1-2:30pm
  • July 12- Sounds of our Bodies: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • July 14 RON Concert 6-8pm
  • July 16- Make it Monday: Rainbow Music Stick 1-2:30pm
  • July 23 Make it Monday: Rain Stick 1-2:30pm
  • July 26- Sounds of Nature: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • July 30- Make it Monday: Pet Rocks 1-2:30pm
  • August 2- Musical Instruments: The Science of Sound 1-3pm
  • August 6- Make it Monday: Thumb Piano and Hoop Guitar 1-2:30pm
  • August 16- Peter & the Wolf 1-3pm
  • August 19- Wrap Up Picnic 1-3pm

Visit the website for program descriptions and information!

Storytime every Wednesday at 11am

Jul
4
Wed
Alfred Box of Books Library Wiggles & Giggles Storytime @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join us every week for storytime with singing, puppets, books, and more!

Jul
8
Sun
MostArts Festival @ Alfred, NY
Jul 8 all-day

The Magic Returns: July 9-15, 2017 ! MostArts Festival returns to Alfred University with an even greater lineup of artists, musicians, concerts, workshops, and events. Hear musicians from around the world come together for a week of chamber music and orchestra concerts. Experience ceramic workshops with renowned artists, and watch finalists from the Young Pianist Competition perform sizzling solos! Visit www.MostArts.alfred.edu for more information.

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Alfred Farmers Market @ Alfred Village Bandstand
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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July 8 – October 28, 2018

Sundays 11am-3pm

The Alfred Village Bandstand

(corner of Saxon Drive and Main Street in Alfred)

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • July 8- Market Sprouts (Opening Day)
  • August 26 – Tomato Fesitval
  • September 23- Harry Potter Day
  • October 28- Harvest Festival (Last Market)

 

A Grower’s Only Market

100% of Products Sold are made by the vendor and Produced within 30 miles of Alfred

LOCAL GOODS

  • Fresh Seasonal Produce
  • Meat
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Eggs
  • Cut Flowers
  • Fruit
  • Wine
  • Massages
  • Artisan Goods
  • Hot Food
MostArts Festival Opening Gala featuring Alice Zhang @ Miller Theater, Alfred University
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Opening Gala Concert of the 5th annual MostArts Festival begins with a pre-concert performance in Miller Theater Lobby with Anthony Patting playing the Horowitz Steinway at 7:00. Bliss Michelson will give a pre-concert talk at 7:20.

Tonight’s concert features Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Chopin Piano Concerto No. and Mozart Symphony No. 41.

A “Meet and Greet the Artist” reception will follow in Ade Hall where concert goers can enjoy a glass of wine and delicious food and mix & mingle with the soloist and orchestra members.

Tickets on sale at MostArts.alfred.edu or by calling 607-871-2828.

The MostArts Festival features the brilliance of timeless classical music performed by world class musicians, the Young Pianist Competition and the vibrant world of Alfred art.

Music

The Young Pianist Competition has a $10,000 Grand Prize and is a special feature of the MostArts Festival. In addition to a jury of distinguished judges, the audience will have an opportunity to select their favorite contestant for a special award. The competition is open to High School piano students ages 13-18, and all finalists will perform with the MostArts Festival Orchestra during the Competition.

The MostArts Festival Orchestra, is an exquisite Mozart-sized orchestra comprised of first class musicians, from around the world. Our FREE noon hour Sound Bite Sampler Chamber Music Series showcase our musicians performing gems of the chamber music repertoire as the audience enjoys lunch or dessert. The Evening Concert Series features renowned soloists performing with the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yuval ZalioukSteven Thomas and Lisa Lantz, in the magnificent Miller Theater. Then, top off the evening with a glass of wine at our Meet and Greet the Artists Reception following each concert.

Art

In addition to great music, newly designed one, two and four-week Ceramic Workshops offered by internationally recognized artists, coinciding with the MostArts Festival. A unique opportunity to learn from artists on their own turf, with demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one conversations, using the School of Art and Design’s tremendous facilities.

A variety of unique One Day Workshops are offered during the festival week: Plein Air, an outdoor drawing and watercolor workshop, A Master Gardener Workshop, MostArts Clay Workshops, Children’s Mural Painting, Creative Writing Workshop “Playing With Words”, and Guhzeng [Chinese zither] Workshop. And don’t miss the free Raku Extravaganza on the final day with artist Wayne Higby!

Mid-week features the annual “Music Under the Stars” Gallery Hop and BBQ featuring the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum and Cohen Gallery.

 

Notices

Announcements

Reports

Budget Updates

After numerous budget workshops and a public hearing, the Village Board of Trustees adopted the 2016-17 budget during its April board meeting. Documents detailing all income and expenses for the 2016-17 fiscal year (beginning June 1) along with a five-year overview of top line rates and totals are available below.

The big news is village tax rates will be dropping 87¢ per $1,000 in assessed property value, or 5.05%. The village uses $100,000 to represent the typical property assessment, which translates this decrease into a savings of $87 for the property owner. This reduction is the result of tremendous work by both the board and village employees to reduce expenses throughout the budget, but particularly through innovative reorganizations of personnel in all divisions of village administration.

The board’s thorough review of the village budget also identified where future revenues will fall short of projected future expense increases. For example, the village’s aging waste water treatment plant requires increased capital investment. To address this, while water rates are unchanged, the 2016-17 budget includes an 11¢ increase (per 1,000 gallons) in sewer service. The typical village household uses 15,000 gallons of water quarterly, which translates this increase to $1.65 per quarter, or $6.60 for the year.

The Alfred Village Board is focused on making Alfred a desirable community to live, work and play and will continue to explore ways to make the village sustainable, economical and valuable.

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Rubbish and Recyclables

The recycling is picked up at the same time as the garbage.

A split body truck is used, allowing the recycling and rubbish to be placed in different sections.

The service performed for the Village of Alfred will be on a one day delay in the event that the holiday falls on or before the scheduled pick up day.

The Holidays observed within the year will be:

Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, July 4th, Christmas Day, Labor Day, New Years Day

Neighborhood Concerns Report

If there is a matter of concern occurring in your neighborhood that could be addressed by the villages Police Department, Public Works Department, the Code Enforcement Office, or the Student Affairs offices on either of our campuses, please supply the information on the report form here. It will go to the Alfred Police Department for routing to the most appropriate recipient.

Do NOT use this form in the event of an emergency.

Submit a Report
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Neighborhood Concerns Report

If there is a matter of concern occurring in your neighborhood that could be addressed by the villages Police Department, Public Works Department, the Code Enforcement Office, or the Student Affairs offices on either of our campuses, please supply the information on the report form here. It will go to the Alfred Police Department for routing to the most appropriate recipient.

Do NOT use this form in the event of an emergency.

Submit a Report