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Things to Do This Weekend by Mary Kmetz
June is right around the corner…take full advantage of all the amazing things you and your family can enjoy this season in fabulous Rye, New York. Here are a few to consider:

Volunteer Work Corps Day

When: Saturday, June 1st | 10:00am-2:00pm
WhereEdith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary (1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580)

It’s all about the outdoors this June 1! Begin the day helping out the community at Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary, a favorite running spot of mine! Plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more.

beach clean up

Rye Nature Center Family Campout

When: Saturday, June 1st | 5:00pm and Sunday, June 2nd | 9:00am
Rye Nature Center (873 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580)

Can’t get enough of the outdoors? Head on over to the Rye Nature Center for a camping experience.Stargazing, campfire stories, roasting marshmallows, and falling asleep to the sounds of nature are on the agenda. This is the perfect way to introduce your family to the joys of the outdoors while there is still a Starbucks five minutes down the road. Bring your own tent or borrow one of ours. Price includes dinner, breakfast, and a guided hike. This program is for members only. Limited space. Advanced registration required. Suggested for ages 5 and up. $40/person.

Rock Lobster Fest

When: Saturday, June 1st | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
: Crawford Park Pavilion (122 North Ridge St, Rye Brook, NY 10573)

If you are more into glamping then camping or neither, stop by Crawford Park in Port Chester New York for the 1st annual Rock Lobster Fest. Join the Friends of Crawford Park for a fun night of music and seafood during our first annual Rock Lobster Fest.

This event supports the Friends of Crawford Park’s Pave the Way campaign to raise money to renovate the walking path. Your ticket includes wine, beer and an assortment of seafood, like Shrimp Cocktail, Raw & Steamed Clams & Lobster! Don’t eat seafood? No problem London Broil and BBQ Chicken will be served. Musical guests include Schlango Doss and Julie Corbalis.

Opening Night: Rye Beach Volleyball Season

When: Monday, June 3rd | 6:30pm
Where: Rye Town Park (95 Dearborn Ave, Rye, NY 10580)

Take a walk down to Rye Town Park and stop by the opening night of the Rye Beach Volleyball season on June 3! After checking out a game, (including my team, Spike My Drink, the 2019 Champion Team) watch the sunset while having a Frose at the Barley House.

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Memorial Day is the time to remember and thank all those who have served. It also happens to the unofficial start to summer. Here are some activities to help you celebrate both:

Monday 5/27
Memorial Day Parade at 9:30am starting at Rye Train Station and continuing along Purchase Street to the Village Green where there will be a ceremony immediately following.

Rye Playland
Sunday 5/26
Veterans Appreciation Day with including tribute ceremony and helicopter land.
For more details visit the Playland Website

Monday 5/27
Memorial Day on the Pier at the Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar. Live music from 3:00-7:00pm by That Duo Show.

White Plains
Monday 5/17
Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:00am at Church Street (between Hamilton Avenue and Main Street) and ends at Rural Cemetary on North Broadway

Rye Town Park & Beach
The park and beach opens Friday, May 24th just in time for the warm weather coming this weekend. Hours are 9am to dusk daily. For more information including rates and parking click HERE.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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Date: Sunday, May 19th (rain or shine)
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Rye Village Green
Tickets: $20 per Child/$50 per Family – Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Activities include vehicles, all aboard train, bouncy houses, face painting, DJ and more!

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What does the month of April symbolize? Its name is derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. How appropriate then to begin the month of April with the opening day for Rye Little League Season followed by so many amazing things for you and your family to do each weekend in April in fabulous Rye, New York.

62nd Annual Little League Parade
 Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019
 Place: Rye Train Station Plaza
 Time: Line up 11:30 a.m. 
 Parade begins 12:00 sharp!
62nd Annual Little League Parade
Saturday, April 6th
Line Up at 11:30am and Parade Begins at 12:00pm
Rye Train Station Plaza

After you finish at the parade at Disbrow Park, head on over to the Rye Arts Center for the Free Arts Day and Children’s Concert followed by a meet and greet with the band!F

Saturday, April 6

• Workshops & Demos | 1:00 – 3:00pm
People of all ages can enjoy free hands-on opportunities to explore everything from Painting and Ceramics to 3D Printing and Robotics.

• Children’s Concert | 3:00 – 4:00pm
Enjoy a free concert featuring many of The Rye Arts Center’s talented music instructors.

• Meet the Instruments | 4:00 – 5:00pm
Stick around after the concert to meet the instructors and learn about the instruments they play and teach.

Second Weekend in April

Looking to get into the Easter Spirit? Come over to the Carole D. Kirby Memorial Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 at Rye Recreation Park (rain date is April 20th).

Line-up at 10:30am and Hunt at 11:00am

Click HERE for more details.

Not interested in an egg hunt, well there is something for everyone in Rye. Grab a coffee at Playland Market and take a stroll along the boardwalk. After taking in some fresh air, stop into the Westchester Children’s Museum for the following activities:

Saturday, April 13th
11:00 – 11:30am

Young children age 2-5 can learn to read through song in this innovative, successfully tested reading program now featured at the Westchester Children’s Museum. Children ages 2-5 with their parents/caregivers will delight in nursery rhymes set to song and gain critical reading skills at the same time! Support materials include instructions in both English and Spanish. First-come, first-served basis, limit to 10 participants. Must be present at start of program.

Sunday, April 14th
11:30 – 12:15pm

What is DNA?
Put on lab coats and goggles and extract DNA from strawberry cells. Really!
Using real laboratory equipment, students learn about genes and DNA while being guided through the scientific procedure of DNA extraction. Students can take their sample home as a souvenir. 

For pricing and details click HERE.

Third Weekend in April

Take a pause and do something for yourself this weekend. Check out one of the amazing Yoga classes offered at Row America and the Wainwright House overlooking beautiful Milton Harbor.

Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 – 3:00pm enjoy Restorative Yoga & Reiki with Jody Rasso at the Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Avenue

Sunday, April 21st at 9:00am. Yoga and Mediation with Rise Yoga located at ROW America, a personal favorite of mine and the rest of the Joan O’Meara Team.

Fourth Weekend in April

On Saturday April 27th stop into the Midland Fair for some lunch and entertainment. Check out all the amazing things to do at the Midland Fair while supporting the Rye City Schools. Jumping castles, cakewalk dunk tanks and nails.

Sunday, April 28th

A fun and active day for the whole family at the Rye Y!

Time for races: 9:15am for the 5K/5M races and 11:00am for the fun run. For more information and to register click HERE.
Mary Kmetz of the Joan O’Meara Team will be there volunteering and will jump in the race for the 5 miler!

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Saturday, March 9th from 9 to 11am at Rye Town Park and Beach

Rye Town Park has over 1,200 feet of beachfront, about 100 feet wide at high tide. In order to keep the beach clean and safe, the Park and the Rye Town Park Alliance are reaching out to environmental and nature organizations, as well as individuals and families. 

Some equipment is available, but volunteers should bring their own gloves and pickup equipment if possible.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Bill Lawyer at wglhillside@aol.com

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SAVE THE DATE…Rye Recreation has announced the resident and non-resident registration dates for 2019 summer camps.

Kiddy Camp (ages 3-5) begins online on 2/7 @ 10am
Lower Camp (grades K-2) begins online on 3/21 @ 10am
Upper Camp (grades 3-6) begins 3/21 @ 10am
Camp 78 (grades 7-8) begins 3/7 @ 10am

For more information including camp dates and fees CLICK HERE or visit the WEBSITE.

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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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