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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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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: Saturday, November 3rd (Rain or Shine)
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Rye Playland Parking Lot

Opportunity for residents to protect the environment, support nonprofit organizations and recycle a large variety of household items.

Mobile Shredder
Up to four file-sized boxes of papers per household.

EWaste & Electronics
Computers, printers, TVs, VCRs, cameras, speakers and more.

Items That Don’t Qualify for Curbside Drop Off
Fire extinguishers, batteries, propane tanks, car tires, pharmaceuticals and more.

Donate to Local NonProfit Organizations
Items from beds to bicycles  – all gently used household items.

This is just an overview of items that can be dropped off. Please check out specifics and restrictions at www.zero-waste-day.org before Saturday. Thank you.


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Friends of Rye Town Park (FRTP) Movie Night

Celebrate the last day of school with the entire family at an outdoor movie and picnic next week.

Day: Thursday, June 21st
Time: 6:00pm (movie begins at sundown)
Location: Rye Town Park
Movie: Coco
Food: Bring you own picnic dinner.

To purchase tickets to this event CLICK HERE. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Rye Town Park.

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Taste of Harrison

Date: Sunday, June 10th
Time: 11:30-3:00pm
Location: Downtown Harrison

A wonderful Harrison event is this Sunday! Visit participating restaurants at your own pace and enjoy a delicious sample of their specialties. Enjoy great food and other attractions with your friends and family.

  1. Purchase wristbands online, in person prior to the event at the Halperin Building or West Harrison Branch, or on the day of the event at our information booth.
    Cost: Adults: $25 in advance/$30 day of event | Children (5-12): $15 in advance
  2. Get your wristbands and map. You can pick them up the day prior to the event (Saturday, June 9) at the Halperin Building or on the day of the event at our information booth
  3. On Sunday, June 10th (11:30am-3:00pm), put on your wristband and follow our map to visit participating restaurants (marked with a balloon) in Downtown Harrison and enjoy their delicious specialties.

Click HERE for participating restaurants and link to order wristbands. All proceeds will support the Harrison Public Library.

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Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate Irish culture and help raise funds for college scholarships for local children.
Date: Sunday, March 18th
Time: 1:30-4:00pm
Location: Mamaroneck Avenue

Irish Fleadh at St. Augustine’s Church
An afternoon with family and friends. Performance by the band of Bernadette Fee the “Wild Irish Rovers.” Great opportunity to kick up your heels and participate in some Irish dancing. Refreshments to be served, arts and crafts for children.
Date: Sunday, March 18th
Time: 2:30-4:45pm
Location: St. Augustine’s Church – 111 Larchmont Avenue
Cost: $7.00 per person or $25.00 per family


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Date: Sunday, March 11th
Time: 11:30-2:30
Location: Wainwright House (http://www.wainwright.org)
Cost: $55.00
The Wainwright’s Musical Brunch makes Sundays so much cooler. Now you can enjoy the music of some of your favorite local musicians while brunching. Price includes brunch by Corner Stone Caterers, wine, champagne and the concert. Brunch will feature Chris Brown, a singer, songwriter and master storyteller. He presents a unique blend of folk, country and rock & roll musical styles,
and will also add some Irish songs in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

Date: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: Rye Free Meeting Room
Damien Germino will guide participants through a basic yoga session, which will demonstrate how yoga can have profound positive effects, both physically and mentally, when practiced regularly.
To register, go to the event descriptions at http://www.ryelibrary.org and click on Register.

Dates: Friday, March 16th and Friday, April 20th
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Rye Free Meeting Room
Grades: 3-5
Children engage in hands-on, inquiry-based experiments. Participants focus on a different S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M. activity each month with handouts to follow up at home. Kids begin to see that science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts can be fun. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Go to http://www.ryelibrary.org, Click on Programs & Events – Kids – Event Date – Register.

Dates: Friday, March 9th and Friday, April 13th
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: The Ogden Nash Room
Grades: K-2
Join the librarians once a month in our “New S.T.E.A.M. Lab” where Literacy meets S.T.E.A.M. Each month we will read a book together. Then taking inspiration from the story, we will teach kids how to think with their hands and minds. It’s inquiry-based learning combined with a hands-on activity in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math.
March’s Book: Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty
April’s Book: Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

Dates: Friday, March 23rd and Friday, April 27th
Time: 4:00-5:00
Grades: 3-4
Go to http://www.ryelibrary.org, click on Programs & Events –Kids-Event Date-Register.
March’s Book: The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman
April’s Book: The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santo Dumont by Victoria Griffith

In addition these offerings please visit the following sites for more options this spring and summer:

Spring break activities for teens and kids.

Spring and summer workshops and camps.

Spring activities for adults and children. Summer camp ongoing registration.

Workshops for adults and children.

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