Assemblyman Santabarbara to Make Special Presentation at Hamburg Street Festival

Join Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and the Hamburg Street Festival Committee for the inaugural Hamburg Street Festival, a celebration of community and nostalgia, taking place tomorrow, Saturday, September 16th, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Hamburg Street in Rotterdam, NY.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Presents NYS Assembly Citations: At 12:15 PM, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will honor a special group of individuals at St. Gabriel's Church on Hamburg Street. The Assemblyman will present New York State Assembly Citations to the dedicated nuns who once taught at St. Madeleine Sophie Church. These remarkable women, known as the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill from Rockland County, NY, played a vital role in the community by opening, operating, and teaching at St. Madeleine Sophie School on Carman Rd. (Hamburg Street extension) from the early 1960s through the mid-1980s.

Meet the Eight Living Sisters of St. Madeleine Sophie School:

  • Sr. Maureen Foy
  • Sr. Catherine George McKillop
  • Sr. Virginia Brozdowski
  • Sr. Stephen Gerard
  • Sr. Barbara Paul
  • Sr. Lorraine LaRocca
  • Sr. Patrick Michael
  • Sr. Ann Swartz

The sisters, despite being mostly in their 80s, are determined to drive themselves up to Rotterdam for this special day.

Event Details: MEDIA AVAILABILITY AT 12:15pm

  • Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Hamburg Street, Rotterdam, NY
  • Assemblyman's Presentation: 12:15 PM at St. Gabriel's Church