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Happenings at Rye Town Park

Where: Rye Town Park (95 Dearborn Ave, Rye, NY 10580)

Rye Town Park has it all! Grab your picnic dinner and some wine and stroll down to Rye Town Park for a concert at the South Pavilion, children’s story times, a magic show, outdoor movie, and Shakespeare in the park!

Twilight Concert Series:

When: Tuesday, June 18th thru Tuesday, August 13th | 7:30pm
Where: South Pavilion

It is always fun when your children’s 2nd grade teacher is multi-talented! Mark your calendar for June 25th, when Mrs. Reist of Twist of Fate takes on the steel drums at Rye Town Park! If you can’t make it on June 25, many other amazing bands to see throughout the summer! There is lots of room for sitting outdoors on the lawn or beach. Concerts are held rain or shine, except in heavy thunderstorms. There are two rain dates scheduled if needed. Picnicking is welcome starting at 6:00pm.

Children’s Storytimes Programs:

When: Tuesday, July 9th thru Tuesday, August 27th
Where: South Pavilion

The staff of the Rye Free Reading Room will be leading young children and their caregivers in a fun and educational series of reading, games and other activities. Each program provides participants very interactive things to do.  These programs are held rain or shine. There is no cost, but normal parking fees apply.

Magic Show:

When: Wednesday, July 17th | 7:00pm
Where: On the lawn by the north beach entrance and snack bar building

Shakespeare in the Park:

When: Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th | 6:30pm
Where: On the lawn by the small pavilion

Performances will be presented by the Lawnchair Theatre company.


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Upcoming Events by Mary Kmetz
Summer is here – take full advantage of all the amazing things you and your family can enjoy this season in and around fabulous Rye, New York.
Here are a few to consider:

Milton Block Party

When: Saturday, June 8th | 10:00am
Where: Milton School (12 Hewlett Avenue, Rye, NY 10580)

In between all the kids’ sports and other activities, come out and support Milton Elementary School On June 8th. Tons of fun and food including a dunk tank, cake walk, cotton candy and more. I will be selling the tickets at the front all afternoon so stop by and say hi!

milton block party

Bicycle Sundays, Bronx River Parkway

When: June 9th, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bronx River Parkway, Exit 22 to Exit 4

Looking to get some exercise? Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, will be held on select dates in June and September.


Save the Date: Rye Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday, June 22nd | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Rye Recreational Park (281 Midland Ave, Rye, NY 10580)

Food Trucks, Drinks, Live Music & Kids Zone!

rye food truck festival

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Westchester Magazine’s 2019 Wine & Food Festival
Dates: June 4 – June 9

A not-to-be missed experience celebrating the culinary spirit of Westchester County. Seven events held over seven days is a feast of gourmet food, wines, beer, best burgers in the county, award-winning chefs and much more. On Sunday, June 9th there is a Junior Chef Experience as well.

For events this weekend, details and ticket options please CLICK HERE.

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Things to Do This Weekend by Mary Kmetz
June is right around the corner…take full advantage of all the amazing things you and your family can enjoy this season in fabulous Rye, New York. Here are a few to consider:

Volunteer Work Corps Day

When: Saturday, June 1st | 10:00am-2:00pm
WhereEdith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary (1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580)

It’s all about the outdoors this June 1! Begin the day helping out the community at Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary, a favorite running spot of mine! Plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more.

beach clean up

Rye Nature Center Family Campout

When: Saturday, June 1st | 5:00pm and Sunday, June 2nd | 9:00am
Rye Nature Center (873 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580)

Can’t get enough of the outdoors? Head on over to the Rye Nature Center for a camping experience.Stargazing, campfire stories, roasting marshmallows, and falling asleep to the sounds of nature are on the agenda. This is the perfect way to introduce your family to the joys of the outdoors while there is still a Starbucks five minutes down the road. Bring your own tent or borrow one of ours. Price includes dinner, breakfast, and a guided hike. This program is for members only. Limited space. Advanced registration required. Suggested for ages 5 and up. $40/person.

Rock Lobster Fest

When: Saturday, June 1st | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
: Crawford Park Pavilion (122 North Ridge St, Rye Brook, NY 10573)

If you are more into glamping then camping or neither, stop by Crawford Park in Port Chester New York for the 1st annual Rock Lobster Fest. Join the Friends of Crawford Park for a fun night of music and seafood during our first annual Rock Lobster Fest.

This event supports the Friends of Crawford Park’s Pave the Way campaign to raise money to renovate the walking path. Your ticket includes wine, beer and an assortment of seafood, like Shrimp Cocktail, Raw & Steamed Clams & Lobster! Don’t eat seafood? No problem London Broil and BBQ Chicken will be served. Musical guests include Schlango Doss and Julie Corbalis.

Opening Night: Rye Beach Volleyball Season

When: Monday, June 3rd | 6:30pm
Where: Rye Town Park (95 Dearborn Ave, Rye, NY 10580)

Take a walk down to Rye Town Park and stop by the opening night of the Rye Beach Volleyball season on June 3! After checking out a game, (including my team, Spike My Drink, the 2019 Champion Team) watch the sunset while having a Frose at the Barley House.

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Memorial Day is the time to remember and thank all those who have served. It also happens to the unofficial start to summer. Here are some activities to help you celebrate both:

Monday 5/27
Memorial Day Parade at 9:30am starting at Rye Train Station and continuing along Purchase Street to the Village Green where there will be a ceremony immediately following.

Rye Playland
Sunday 5/26
Veterans Appreciation Day with including tribute ceremony and helicopter land.
For more details visit the Playland Website

Monday 5/27
Memorial Day on the Pier at the Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar. Live music from 3:00-7:00pm by That Duo Show.

White Plains
Monday 5/17
Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:00am at Church Street (between Hamilton Avenue and Main Street) and ends at Rural Cemetary on North Broadway

Rye Town Park & Beach
The park and beach opens Friday, May 24th just in time for the warm weather coming this weekend. Hours are 9am to dusk daily. For more information including rates and parking click HERE.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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Try These 3 Restaurants Around Rye
By Katie Irwin

20 years ago, when we landed in Rye from NYC, we went through serious restaurant withdrawal. Luckily, Rye and the surrounding area has come a long way—we now have some great places to choose from.

Here are a few favorites we consistently return to with family and friends—all of which have downtown locations which can make for a fun outing with shopping, ice cream parlors, and Metro North all nearby.


Open since 1996, owners Sam and Jin have been behind the sushi bar preparing delicious rolls, sashimi and sushi. It’s a local favorite, and some of the freshest and best sushi around.

Coals Pizza

While there’s no shortage of pizza in our area, Coals is a standout. The pizza here is grilled, with a very thin crust and plenty of choices for toppings. They have a nice selection of salads and appetizers, and a large selection of craft beer—IPAs included.

Aurora Restaurant

If you ask Rye residents their favorite place to dine out, I’d bet most would say Aurora. Around for years, it’s won the hearts of most locals. The staff, from host Eduardo right down to the bussers, all have a smile and always seem genuinely happy to see you. The food is consistently good, with options from pizzas to full entrees.

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Date: Sunday, May 19th (rain or shine)
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Rye Village Green
Tickets: $20 per Child/$50 per Family – Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Activities include vehicles, all aboard train, bouncy houses, face painting, DJ and more!

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