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2018 SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Rye Town Park is a great place to be to enjoy a wide range of cultural events at our wonderful parkland setting.  All the events and programs are free of charge.

Twilight Concert Series
Location: South Pavilion (with lots of room for sitting outdoors on the lawn or beach)
Time: 7:30-9:00pm (Picnicking is welcome starting at 6:00pm)
Concerts are normally held rain or shine, except in heavy thunderstorms.  There are two rain dates scheduled, if needed.

Date                                     Concert

Tuesday, June 19          Concert – Vital Funkshun
Tuesday, June 26          Concert – Twist Of Fate
Wednesday, July 3        Concert – Reddy Valentino Orchestra
Tuesday, July 10           Concert – Urban Coyotes
Tuesday, July 17           Concert – Billy and the Showmen
Tuesday, July 24           Concert – The Derivatives
Tuesday, Aug 8             Concert – Angelo Rubino Band
Tuesday, Aug 14           Rain Date

Children’s Storytimes Programs
The staff of the Rye Free Reading Room will be leading young children and their caregivers in a fun and educational series of reading, games and other activities.
Location: South Pavilion
Day/Time:  Tuesdays from 9:30-10:15am (July 10 thru August 28)
The programs will be held rain or shine.

Outdoor Family Magic Show And Outdoor Movie
Location: Lawn by the North Beach Entrance and Snack Bar Building
Date: July 12th
Time: Magic Show Begins at 7:00pm (45 minutes) and Movie Begins at 8:30pm (84 minutes)
Movie: Gnomio and Juliet – features music by Elton John and the voices of many well-known actors.

Shakespeare In The Park
Lawnchair Theatre company will present performance of The real Shakespeare in the Park –  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Location: Lawn by the Small Pavilion
Dates: Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28
Times: 6:30 to 9:00pm

Songs For Seeds
Songs for seeds is not only about the music (but the music is great). The programs engage kids all while laying the foundation of early childhood education through musical activities.
Location: South Pavilion
Date: September 2nd
Time: 11:00am (45 minutes)

For more information visit the town Website.

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SUP WESTCHESTER
Now that the nice weather is here…get out of the gym and onto the water! SUP (stand up paddle boarding) Westchester offers paddle boarding (both group and private lessons), kayaking and SUP Yoga. Classes for beginners, experienced paddle boarders and everyone in between. Classes for children and families as well. Season opens May 18th.

Location: Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck
Phone: 914.202.5460
Websitewww.SUPWestchester.com

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EASTER EGG HUNT

What: Carole D. Kirby Memorial Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 31st
Time: Line Up at 10:30am and Hunt at 11:00am
Location: Rye Recreation Field

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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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FUNDRAISING EVENT: MUSIC BRUNCH
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.

YOGA FOR TEENS
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.

GIZMOS & GADGETS SCIENCE FUN CLUB
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.

NEW S.T.E.A.M. LAB!
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

THE RYE S.T.E.A.M. ROLLERS
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:

RYE FREE READING ROOM
https://www.ryelibrary.org/
Spring break activities for teens and kids.

RYE NATURE CENTER
http://www.ryenaturecenter.org/
Spring and summer workshops and camps.

RYE YMCA
http://www.ryeymca.org/
Spring activities for adults and children. Summer camp ongoing registration.

RYE ARTS CENTER
https://www.ryeartscenter.org/
Workshops for adults and children.

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EASTER EGG HUNT

What: Carole D. Kirby Memorial Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 31st
Time: Line Up at 10:30am and Hunt at 11:00am
Location: Rye Recreation Field

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Seems like summer planning gets earlier and earlier each year! Some summer camp registrations have already begun so it is time to sign your child(ren) up for some fun activities. Here are a few option in our area:

  • Rye YMCA – Offers a variety of half and full day summer camps for children ages 3-17. A packed session of daily swim lessons and instructional sports plus science, arts, music and much more.
  • Rye Recreation Department – Offers full and half day summer camp programs for children aged 3 through 8th grade, with extended care available.
  • Rye Arts Center – Offers summer programs for ages 4 to 12 years old.
  • Rye Nature Center – Offers adventurous and educational summer programs for children aged 3½ to 13 years. Set on 47 acres of forest and trails, the camp creates an enthusiastic and active atmosphere for children to explore a variety of ecosystems and become connected to nature.
  • Harrison Recreation Department – Four days camps offering sports, arts, crafts, swimming, music and weekly specials.
  • Purchase Day Camp – A professional staff of over 60 teachers oversees this day camp for ages 3 to 14 years old. Campers enjoy 4 heated pools, climbing wall and zip line, rocketry, computers, crafts and sports twice a day.
  • Future Stars Tennis Camp – Weekly day camp June through August for campers 3½ to 16 years old on the SUNY Purchase campus.
  • Rye Racquet Club – Features day camps intended for children ages 8 to 16.
  • Purchase College Youth & Pre-College Programs – This is a great summer arts program for students from 6 to 18 years old who love to act, sing and dance, paint, write creatively, be a reporter, take pictures, make movies, play jazz, or write songs.
  • US Sports Institute Camps – Includes Sport Squirts, Multi Sport, Lacrosse and Lacrosse Squirts

Have your kids enjoyed a local summer camp that’s not listed above? Share your favorites with us!

 

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