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Peekskill Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Peekskill 75th Anniversary Celebration committee co-chair Jini George-Cummins.
Peekskill 75th Anniversary Celebration committee co-chair Jini George-Cummins. Photo Credit: Barbara Bodnar
Guests enjoyed the celebration gala at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor.
Guests enjoyed the celebration gala at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor. Photo Credit: Barbara Bodnar

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The city of Peekskill celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor.

The black-tie event, MC'd by former Peekskill Mayor Vincent Vesce, included dancing, cocktails, awards and proclamations.

Guests at the event included dignitaries and other Peekskill officials. The celebration sponsors were: Entergy, Holiday Inn Express, and West Ledge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Peekskill has a long history dating back to 1609 when Henry Hudson, captain of the Halve Maen, anchored along the reach of the Hudson at Peekskill. His first mate noted in the ship's log that it was a "very pleasant place to build a town.”

However, the city didn't become incorporated until 1940, and that year was memorialized Saturday.

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