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Are you planning on selling your home this spring or just cleaning out closets during this cold weather? 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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Enjoy hops, vines, food and live music at the Oktoberfest in Rye!

Date: Friday, October 13th
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Location: Rye Nature Center

For more information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

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Plein-Air Paint-Out & Auction to Benefit the Rye Arts Center

Date: Saturday, September 16th
Visit the Painters on Location: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Reception: 5:00pm
Live Auction – 6:30pm – Bidding Paddles $20

For more information CLICK HERE.

Sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence

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Memorial Day is the time to remember and thank all those who have served. It is also the unofficial start of summer. Here are some events happening in and around our towns:

Monday 5/29- Memorial Day Parade at 9:30am starting at Station Plaza and continuing along Purchase Street to the Village Green where there will be a ceremony at 10:00am.

Rye Playland
Sunday 5/28 – There will be a veterans picnic at 12:15pm and a performance by the West Point Band shortly after. The U.S. Marine Corps will then put on a helicopter demonstration at 2:00pm (weather permitting). The day ends with a musical performance by the Jump Start Big Band at 3:00pm.

Monday 5/29 – Parade begins at 10:00am at Halstead Avenue.  Ceremonies following will be held in downtown Harrison.

Monday 5/29 – Mamaroneck American Legion Post No. 90 and Village of Mamaroneck will host a Memorial Day Parade and Services. Parade starts at 7:00pm at Mamaroneck Avenue School, proceeds through the village to the Veteran’s Memorial on Prospect Avenue.

Alongside parades and ceremonies dedicated to our nation’s service men and women you will also find events celebrating the kickoff to the summer season:

White Plains
Monday 5/29 – The America the Beautiful: Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:15am at Church Street and Main Street. To register in advance click HERE or on race day go to City Hall Parking Lot, 255 Main Street. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Veterans Administration Hospital-Montrose. There is a $40 fee to sign up the day of event.

Rye Town Beach
The Park’s “In Season” begins on the Friday before Memorial Day (5/26) and runs through Labor Day. Weather permitting, lifeguards will be on duty and the beach is open for swimming from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Parking and Beach admission fees will apply. Click Here for fees.

Rye Farmer’s Market (Sundays)
The market opened its 14th season on May 21st.  Available to shoppers is produce, poultry and eggs from area farmers, baked goods, small batch jams, pickles, artisan chocolates, locally roasted coffee and much more! You will find the Farmers Market in the parking lot off Theodore Fremd Avenue, behind the Purchase Street stores, every Sunday from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Harrison Farmer’s Market (Saturdays)
The market opened its season on May 20th. Shop local and support the regional food system on Saturdays in Ma Riis Park (between the Public Library and the Metro North station). Each week you will find regional growers and local food makers there, with farm-fresh produce, eggs, meats, Long Island seafood, pickles, baked goods, ready-to-eat and heat-and-eat foods. The farmers market is open on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

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Wine Tasting Event at the Jay Heritage House on April 20th

See all the Daffodil Show ribbon winners while enjoying a selection of varietals hand selected by Cai and Bruno from Wine at Five. Sample yummy hors d’ouevres while hearing updates about plantings at the Jay landscape. Bright Spring Attire encouraged! For more information and to purchase a ticket click HERE.

Mamaroneck Food Truck & Makers Market on April 30th

Bringing together an eclectic mix of local food, artists and artisans with a special highlight on the area’s small businesses. For more information and tickets click HERE.





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Join Total Fusion in Harrison TODAY Friday, October 21st from 4:00-8:00pm for an evening of their signature classes!

Classes will be offered for free. Proceeds will be donated to Gilda’s Club Westchester, an amazing not-for-profit organization that offers support to those living with cancer, along with their families and friends. It’s going to be a great night. Reserve your spot online at www.totalfusionstudios.com or send an RSVP email to contact@totalfusionstudios.com!


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OKTOBERFEST at Rye Nature Center

Date: Friday, October 14th
Time: 7:30-10:30am
Place: Rye Nature Center – 873 Boston Post Road

Live Music, Hops, Food, Raffles and More!
For more information and tickets visit the Rye Nature Center website.


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