YONKERS, N.Y. -- Cross County Shopping Center will be celebrating its 60th anniversary with a kick-off celebration on Monday, April 28, to honor the milestone.
News 12 Westchester anchor and Emmy award winner Tara Rosenblum will emcee the celebration that will include a video presentation and time capsule ceremony.
The 60th anniversary celebration will be highlighted throughout 2014 with digital photo galleries, social media contests and SummerFest.
SummerFest includes a series of outdoor events and promotions from June through August, geared towards Westchester families. The public is invited to a special SummerFest event called 60 Years of Summers on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summerfest will celebrate the past, present and future of Cross County Shopping Center. The event will include decades-themed fashion shows, strolling entertainers, live music and more. It will take place on The Green, in the center of the mall.
“Cross County has been a part of the lives of millions of Westchester and area residents since it opened, including my own family," said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
"It continues to make history today as one of the most vibrant and vital retail centers in the New York metro area. Yonkers is fortunate to have Cross County call our city its home.”
Sixty years ago, Cross County Shopping Center was the first large-scale shopping center in Westchester, and one of the most ambitious projects of its kind.
“As one of the first outdoor shopping malls ever constructed, the Cross County Shopping Center is an iconic part of Westchester County’s dynamic history that has welcomed visitors for 60 years,” said County Executive Robert Astorino.
“We are fortunate that this landmark has not only been preserved, but reinvented to serve Westchester County’s $1.7 billion tourism industry and remain a top shopping destination for generations to come.”
For more information, visit www.crosscountycentersummerfest.com.