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What does the month of April symbolize? Its name is derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. How appropriate then to begin the month of April with the opening day for Rye Little League Season followed by so many amazing things for you and your family to do each weekend in April in fabulous Rye, New York.

62nd Annual Little League Parade
 Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019
 Place: Rye Train Station Plaza
 Time: Line up 11:30 a.m. 
 Parade begins 12:00 sharp!
62nd Annual Little League Parade
Saturday, April 6th
Line Up at 11:30am and Parade Begins at 12:00pm
Rye Train Station Plaza

After you finish at the parade at Disbrow Park, head on over to the Rye Arts Center for the Free Arts Day and Children’s Concert followed by a meet and greet with the band!F

FREE ARTS DAY
Saturday, April 6

• Workshops & Demos | 1:00 – 3:00pm
People of all ages can enjoy free hands-on opportunities to explore everything from Painting and Ceramics to 3D Printing and Robotics.

• Children’s Concert | 3:00 – 4:00pm
Enjoy a free concert featuring many of The Rye Arts Center’s talented music instructors.

• Meet the Instruments | 4:00 – 5:00pm
Stick around after the concert to meet the instructors and learn about the instruments they play and teach.

Second Weekend in April

Looking to get into the Easter Spirit? Come over to the Carole D. Kirby Memorial Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 at Rye Recreation Park (rain date is April 20th).

Line-up at 10:30am and Hunt at 11:00am

Click HERE for more details.

Not interested in an egg hunt, well there is something for everyone in Rye. Grab a coffee at Playland Market and take a stroll along the boardwalk. After taking in some fresh air, stop into the Westchester Children’s Museum for the following activities:

RHYME & READ
Saturday, April 13th
11:00 – 11:30am

Young children age 2-5 can learn to read through song in this innovative, successfully tested reading program now featured at the Westchester Children’s Museum. Children ages 2-5 with their parents/caregivers will delight in nursery rhymes set to song and gain critical reading skills at the same time! Support materials include instructions in both English and Spanish. First-come, first-served basis, limit to 10 participants. Must be present at start of program.

SCIENCE SUNDAY: WHAT IS DNA?
Sunday, April 14th
11:30 – 12:15pm

What is DNA?
Put on lab coats and goggles and extract DNA from strawberry cells. Really!
Using real laboratory equipment, students learn about genes and DNA while being guided through the scientific procedure of DNA extraction. Students can take their sample home as a souvenir. 

For pricing and details click HERE.

Third Weekend in April

Take a pause and do something for yourself this weekend. Check out one of the amazing Yoga classes offered at Row America and the Wainwright House overlooking beautiful Milton Harbor.

Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 – 3:00pm enjoy Restorative Yoga & Reiki with Jody Rasso at the Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Avenue

Sunday, April 21st at 9:00am. Yoga and Mediation with Rise Yoga located at ROW America, a personal favorite of mine and the rest of the Joan O’Meara Team.

Fourth Weekend in April

On Saturday April 27th stop into the Midland Fair for some lunch and entertainment. Check out all the amazing things to do at the Midland Fair while supporting the Rye City Schools. Jumping castles, cakewalk dunk tanks and nails.

THE RYE DERBY and HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Sunday, April 28th

A fun and active day for the whole family at the Rye Y!

Time for races: 9:15am for the 5K/5M races and 11:00am for the fun run. For more information and to register click HERE.
Mary Kmetz of the Joan O’Meara Team will be there volunteering and will jump in the race for the 5 miler!

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NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
New York, New York on 5th Avenue (between 44th Street and 79th Street)
Saturday, March 16th at 11:00am
Details Here

Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mamaroneck, New York on Mamaroneck Avenue
Sunday, March 17th at 1:30-3:00pm
Details Here

St. Patrick’s Day Funkathon – Less Traditional Event
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
Sunday, March 17th at 2:30pm (doors open at 2:00pm)
Details and Tickets Here

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Saturday, March 9th from 9 to 11am at Rye Town Park and Beach

Rye Town Park has over 1,200 feet of beachfront, about 100 feet wide at high tide. In order to keep the beach clean and safe, the Park and the Rye Town Park Alliance are reaching out to environmental and nature organizations, as well as individuals and families. 

Some equipment is available, but volunteers should bring their own gloves and pickup equipment if possible.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Bill Lawyer at wglhillside@aol.com

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Join us this upcoming Wednesday for our 2nd annual Real Estate Q&A. Perfect opportunity for you to get all your real estate related questions answered, have some refreshments and win some home inspired raffle prizes. RSVPs appreciated to jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com.

Hope to see you there!

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Purchase Street in Rye, New York

Westchester Magazine named Rye and Port Chester as having some of the best downtowns in all of Westchester and we certainly agree!

Here is the list of the top 10:

  • Bronxville
  • Katonah
  • Larchmont
  • Mount Kisco
  • Pleasantville
  • Port Chester
  • Rye
  • Scarsdale
  • Tarrytown
  • White Plains

To read the complete article as to why these downtowns are so desirable CLICK HERE.

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