Cuomo Bridge Lights Up Orange for 75th Anniversary

Mar 19 2024

Cuomo Bridge Lights Up Orange for 75th Anniversary

The Arc Westchester is thrilled to announce that The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will illuminate in vibrant orange on Saturday, April 13, 2024, in celebration of the organization’s 75th Anniversary. This special lighting, confirmed by The New York State Thruway Authority, represents the organizations color and symbolizes The Arc Westchester’s steadfast commitment to supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families across Westchester County.

Established in April 1949, The Arc Westchester has been at the forefront of advocating for inclusivity and empowerment for people with developmental disabilities. What began with a $3 ad in The New York Post searching for playmates and a humble gathering of parents at the Mount Vernon Public Library wanting a school, the organization has blossomed into the largest non-profit in the county, providing essential services to over 2,000 children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities.

Reflecting on its history, The Arc Westchester continues to embody the spirit of its founders, championing the rights and aspirations of individuals with developmental disabilities to thrive in their communities. The lighting of The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in orange serves as a poignant tribute to The Arc Westchester’s unwavering dedication to fostering independence, inclusion, and dignity for all.

A public gathering will take place at The Hudson RiverWalk Park in Tarrytown, open to all, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This event will bring together esteemed dignitaries, dedicated administrators, cherished families, and beloved program participants to honor The Arc Westchester’s remarkable journey and celebrate the lives it has touched over the past 75 years.

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