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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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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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