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Are you planning on selling your home this spring or just doing some winter cleaning? If you find yourself with boxes/bags of unwanted clothing or other household items please consider donating them to a local charity.

  • Big Brother Big Sister – Allows you the option of picking up gently used books, toys, small yard toys, bikes and other items that you no longer need or use from your home.
  • Goodwill – Goodwill will happily accept donations of things like gently worn children’s clothing, sporting goods, bicycles, books, DVDs and more.
  • The Sharing Shelf – Collects seasonal children’s clothing (new socks and underwear year-round), umbrella strollers, infant car seats, pack-n-plays and more.
  • Please Pick Up/Vietnam Veterans of America – They accept most clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, small electronics, toys and books.

Check out the Joan O’Meara and Team WEBSITE for links to more charitable organizations in our area.


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Breakfast with Santa
Location: Doral Arrowwood at 975 Anderson Hill Road in Rye Brook
Date: Sunday, December 16th
Times: 11:15am and 1:30pm
Click HERE for more information and to register.

Pancakes with Santa
Location: Damiano Recreation Center in Rye
Date: Saturday, December 15th
Time: 10:00am
Ages: 2-7
Cost: $20 per resident
Click HERE for more information and to register.

Wainwright House Annual Holiday Party
Location: Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Avenue in Rye
Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $65 Members and $75 Non-Members
Cocktails | Dinner | Silent Auction | Music
Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Winter Wonderland
Location: Kensico Dam at 1 Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla
Dates and Times: Various (Through December 31st)
Ice Skating | The Santa Experience | Circus Shows | Rides | Light Show
For more information click HERE.

Schools in Rye are closed from December 24th thru January 1st. Looking for some activities to entertain the children? Check out the camps and programs available at both Rye YMCA and Rye Recreation:

Rye Recreation Winter Break
Click HERE for program descriptions and to register.

  • Mad Science Workshop
  • Open Skate and Gym
  • Dribble, Dish and Swish Contest
  • Mad Science Show
  • Ice Cream Social

December Vacation Clubs (Rye YMCA)
Click HERE for program descriptions and to register.

  • Fun Club
  • Basketball
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
  • Gymnastics
  • Teen Fitness

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Location: Middle School Gym at 946 Boston Post Road
Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 11:00-4:30pm
Activities: Raffles, Shopping, Photo Booth, Santa Visit,  Baked Good & Hot Cocoa, Wreath & Plant Sale, and more…
Admission: Free


Location: 20 Stuyvesant Avenue
Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 10:00-4:00pm
Activities: Shopping, Visit from Santa, Musical Entertainment and Arts & Crafts for Children
Admission: Free


Location: 2 Rectory Street
Date: December 1st and December 2nd
Time: 9:00-5:00pm
Douglas and Fraser Firs Available
Cash and Checks Only
Activities: Baked Goods & Hot Chocolate and Choir Singing

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After Thanksgiving, there’s ample opportunity to walk off the meal at Rye Recreation’s Turkey Trot Run. This fun event is an annual happening in Rye and perfect for the whole family with non-competitive and competitive races.
Saturday, November 24th
8:00am – Check- In and On-Site Registration
9:00am – 1-Mile Paws Walk-a-Thon
9:30am – 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (non-competitive)
10:00am – 3.1 and 5.2 Miles Races

Click Here for more information and to register for the event.

On Sunday, November 25th there is a hometown holiday family festival in downtown Rye…the Mistletoe Magic Family Festival. Inspired by the season of giving, this event is the local merchants way of saying thank you to the community for their patronage throughout the year. Fun includes crafts, activities and games. Previous years activities included pony rides, carriage rides, chili cook-off, bouncy houses, petting zoo and more.

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Give A Book to a young neighbor in need. This Friday (11/9) Houlihan Lawrence will be kicking off its company-wide Children’s Book Drive. Donations of new children’s titles for preschool to middle school-ages readers will be accepted through 11/28 at the Rye office at 16 Elm Place in Rye. Help us ensure that every child can bring a book home.

Please consider donating gently used or new children’s and adults coats to The Children’s Collective. These coats go directly to families in need. Collection dates and locations on the flyer below.

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Date: November 18th
Time: 3:00pm
Location: SUNY Purchase College

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