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Welcome to the Scarsdale Forum

The Scarsdale Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to engaging the public in civic affairs in a non-partisan, fun, friendly, substantive way.  Since 1904 the Forum and its predecessor organizations have addressed the issues, presented speakers on a variety of topics and influenced Village, School, County and State policy decisions.  [See the Reports tab above for evidence of our work.]


Yes, the Scarsdale Forum is for you.  If you are a resident of Scarsdale Village or the Mamaroneck Strip, you can join right now by clicking on the tab above. Stop and think about that - all residents, regardless of citizenship are invited to participate in democracy through membership in the Scarsdale Forum.  Where else can a diverse group of people from all over the world, near and far, get together to share ideas and learn from one another?

Look at the long list of committees and read the Forum Reports on this website. If you see something you're interested in or perhaps would like to learn more about, then join the Forum and as many committees as you like. All levels of expertise, commitment and curiosity are welcome.


Everyone is invited to our Sunday Speaker Series and Public Forums & Membership Meetings.  The Speaker Series features notable neighbors and distinguised graduates from Scarsdale High School.  On Sunday, April 2nd, Anton Seimon, Ph.D, SHS '83, storm chaser and climate scientist presents "Requiem at El Reno: Encountering Earth's Largest Tornado."  SHS graduate and former Editor of the Scarsdale Inquirer, Linda Carpenter Leavitt shares her favorite Scarsdale Stories on April 30th.  This ongoing series is held at the historic Scarsdale Woman's Club, 37 Drake Road, at 3pm on the noted dates.  Free admission and "zero-waste" refreshments.

The Forum's Public Forums traditionally provide an opportunity to hear from (and question) elected officials from the Scarsdale School District, the Village, County and State.  Our last program for the season on Thursday, May 18th, 7:30pm, Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, features a program by the Scarsdale Community Support Council. Afterwords, at the Annual Meeting, the leadership of the Forum will transition to Mary Louise ("ML") Perlman. 

Join now for the reminder of this year and the 2017-2018 Forum.  We've got work to do and we need you! 


Let me know if you have any questions,



Lena Crandall, Scarsdale Forum President

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