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

Jul
16
Mon
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 16 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
18
Wed
Alfred Box of Books Library Wiggles & Giggles Storytime @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jul
22
Sun
Alfred Farmers Market @ Alfred Village Bandstand
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul
23
Mon
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 23 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
25
Wed
Alfred Box of Books Library Wiggles & Giggles Storytime @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jul
26
Thu
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 26 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
28
Sat
From the Earth
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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From the Earth celebrates rural living around the hills of Alfred, New York. It is a one day free event that promotes our connections to the land in meaningful, creative, sustainable, and educational ways. Visit seven locations offering talks and workshops on the subjects of farming, gardening, natural history, bird watching, beekeeping, cheese making, timber framing, solar power, permaculture, raising sheep, nature poetry, weaving, natural dyeing, and fiber arts. This eleventh annual will have an impressive total of fourteen presentations led by knowledgeable experts who have volunteered their time for this free event. From the Earth is family friendly and created with a labor of love and respect for the Earth. Have a “passport” signed at four or more locations and enter to win a gift basket of goodies donated by From the Earth participants.
Here’s the schedule for the 2018 From the Earth, Saturday, July 28th, 9 – 5.
A. “Early” Bird Walk with Betsy Brooks Foster Lake, 5471 Lake Road, Alfred Bird expert Betsy Brooks will guide a leisurely “Bird Walk” around Foster Lake from 8:00 – 9:15. You will see and/or hear some of the special birds that nest in the Adirondack-like habitat around the lake. There will be handouts available about building nest boxes, as well as about how to create a bird friendly habitat in your yard. Meet in the Foster Lake parking lot at 8:00 am. (Foster Lake will not be open all day and all the other locations open at 9:00 am.)
B. Mary Lu Wells’ Gardens 4981 McAndrews Road, Alfred Vegetable and flower gardens will be open all day.
At 9:30 – 10:15 Master Gardener Mary Lu Wells will give a talk on “Berries in your Landscape and Garden”. Take a walk to see a dozen examples of how to include berry bearing trees and shrubs in your landscape, woods, and gardens.
C. Gardens and Pottery in the Sugar Shed: Linda Huey and David Dronsick 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Open all day, including a “Treasure Hunt in the Garden”. Twelve small fantasy clay animals made by Linda Huey will be hidden in the garden surrounded by a twig fence. Find one and take it home. At 10:30 Rhebeka Hyland will lead a “Natural History Keeping” workshop on the edge of the woods. To know ourselves, to know our own deepest roots, we must have a certain intimacy with the natural world that exists alongside us. This brief session will introduce how to keep a naturalist’s notebook, both as a tool for knowledge, and as a practice that facilitates a deeper caring for the place we are in.
At 1:30 – 2:15 Jessica Hutchison, agriculture instructor at Alfred State College, will give a “Composting Talk” that will include the science of composting and how homeowners can set up their own system. We will meet by the compost bin near the sugar shed.
At 3:30 – 4:15 participate in a “Poetry in Nature” workshop. Join us for a fun and creative poetry writing exercise influenced by nature in a setting at the edge of the woods. Adults and children are welcome (kids under 12 please bring your favorite adult). Come and be inspired to write poetry, or simply play with words, with the expert guidance of Heather Hallberg Yanda who is the author of the forthcoming collection, Late Summer’s Origami, and a senior lecturer in English at Alfred University.
D. Sunny Cove Farm: Snyder Family organic dairy farm 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred The farm is open all day for tours.
At 11:00 – 12:00, Bill Coch will present a “Cheese Making” workshop that will include how to make ricotta cheese used in many Italian dishes, and paneer, the cheese used in many Indian dishes. Throughout the demonstration samples for tasting will be available, along with fresh cheese curd and feta made from Sunny Cove Farm milk.
At 2:30 – 3:15 Jerry Snyder will give a “Farmer’s Bookshelf” talk where he will share what books have helped and encouraged him as a farmer who is passionate about real food and food freedom. He will explain the influence of reading to the success of Sunny Cove Farm and the many benefits of reading for you as a consumer. At 4:15 – 5:00 Tom McDowell will offer his “Beekeeping Experiences” with the extraction and bottling of honey. Along with his hands-on demonstration of both processes, he will provide background information about honey bees, honey production, and beekeeping in general.
E. Woolly Star Farm: Kristin Poppo and Peter Callahan 4723 McAndrews Road, Alfred The farm and gardens will be open all day. At 11:30 – 12:15 Kristin Poppo will talk about “Primitive Sheep Breeds”. While many livestock breeds are increasingly bred for specific uses, primitive breeds often serve many functions. This presentation will introduce participants to a primitive breed of Icelandic sheep. Everyone will have the opportunity to pick, card, and felt wool. The sheep are a little shy, but will eat grain from one’s hand.
At 12:30 – 12:15 Peter Callahan will take you on a “Permaculture Walk”. Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. During this walk, the principles supporting permaculture will be observed and explored in the landscape. The process of designing an integrated cultivated food and energy system will bediscussed.
F. Hyland Timber Framing Shop 4964 Kenyon Road, Alfred The shop will be open all day for tours.
At 10:30 – 11:15 and 12:30 – 1:15, Sean Hyland will talk about “Timber Framing through the Ages”. From the earliest Neolithic pit dwellings to the wonders of the medieval cathedral to the ubiquitous barns which still dot our countryside today, mankind has crafted its structures from the forest. From humble beginnings, it has been elevated to an art and a science along the way. Visit a modern timber framing shop and learn the roots of this ancient craft and how it is being carried into the future.
At 1:30 – 2:15, “Solar Electric Systems” will be discussed by Sean Kelley, instructor at Alfred State College in the electricians program. Have you heard of the solar revolution? Or seen solar panels on a neighbor’s house? This is your chance to learn more about it. Topics of discussion will include: site selection and mounting options, system configurations, available incentives, and a detailed financial breakdown.
G. Locustbrae Gardens: Debbie MacCrea 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred Gardens open all day. Southern Tier Fiber Arts Guild demonstrations will occur throughout the day, including spinning, knitting, felting, simple weaving, etc., with many items on display. A group needle felting project will offer a hands-on opportunity.
At 2:30 – 3:15 Master Gardener Debbie MacCrea will give an explanation of the process of natural dyeing. “Roots of Color” will involve several natural dye pots that will be brewing all day.
Jul
29
Sun
Alfred Farmers Market @ Alfred Village Bandstand
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul
30
Mon
Summer Learning at the Alfred Box of Books Library @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Jul 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

Aug
1
Wed
Alfred Box of Books Library Wiggles & Giggles Storytime @ Alfred Box of Books Library
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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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