Around Town? Outdoor Concerts, Juneteenth Workshops, and Rye Historical Society’s 60th Anniversary

Events and activities to participate in around Rye.

Published June 7, 2024 2:10 PM
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HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

Rye Historical Society 60th Anniversary Swanky Shindig

On Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m., at Shenorock Shore Club, the Rye Historical Society celebrates its 60th anniversary with an evening of dinner and dancing. The1960s-themed event honors Susan Morison, former Executive Director of the Rye Historical Society and member of the Board of Trustees.
Cost: $250+ per person

CELEBRATE THE ARTS

Student & Instructor Art Show

The Rye Arts Center’s Student & Instructor Art Show opens with a reception on Thursday, June 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. The show, open to students, instructors, and Rye Arts Center members, is on view from June 6-28.
Cost: Free

Rye Storytellers: Who’s on First? And other Swell Stories

From a hilarious re-enactment of Abbott and Costello’s timeless ode to baseball, “Who’s on First?” to tales that delight, the Rye Storytellers Guild hosts an afternoon of stories, snacks, and surprise guests. Listeners of all ages are welcome on Saturday, June 8, 1-3 p.m., outdoors on the Village Green if weather permits. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the Rye Free Reading Room.
Cost: Free

Outdoor Concert: Tangled Vine

With a mix of contemporary and classic rock, soul, and R&B, Tangled Vine covers songs by Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Bruno Mars, the Rolling Stones, Prince and more. This final concert in the Spring Concert Series will be held in the Rye Recreation amphitheater on June 14 from 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Osborn Concert Series: Mike & Vin

The Osborn’s Free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series begins with Mike & Vin on June 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. Concerts are held on The Osborn’s South Lawn at 101 Theall Road in Rye. Mike & Vin play a wide range of genres from the 20’s through today with a modern twist and sound, creating arrangements of wellknown classic tunes.
Cost: Free and open to the public

Summer Sessions: KT Tunstall with Leslie Mendleson

Barley Beach House hosts 107.1 The Peak Summer Sessions on the Beach. KT Tunstall headlines the second concert of the season on June 17 at 7 p.m. Tunstall is a Scottish singer/songwriter known for her solo hits including “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.”
Cost: Free (food/drinks not included)

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

All About Foxes

On Sunday, June 9 from 2-3:30 p.m., Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary will host a program about foxes. Foxes, known for their cunning and adaptability, have many survival strategies and denning habits that allow them to thrive in diverse environments. Nocturnal adaptation, diverse diet, agility, and hunting techniques will be discussed.
Cost: Free

Seining by the Shoreline

Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary invites visitors to a seining session on Saturday, June 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. This is the perfec time of year to catch, study, and release creatures from the Long Island Sound using a 25-foot seining net. Attendees meet at the Visitor Center should dress in clothing to get wet (no swimming gear).
Cost: Free

COMMUNITY EVENTS

8th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

On June 14 from 6:30-9 p.m., families will race their homemade cardboard boat creations. Entrants build boats, constructed of only cardboard and duct tape, and race them the length of the Brookside Pool at the Rye Y. Based on the driver’s age, boats race in various heats and will be judged in categories for design and speed.
Cost: Free for Members, $20 for Non-Members

Teen Night for Middle Schoolers

The second Saturday of each month, the Rye Y opens its main facility just to middle schoolers for an evening of fun, food, competitions and games. Second Saturdays are supervised by the Y’s professional staff. This Second Saturday takes place on June 8 from 7-9 p.m. and the theme is Football Fun.
Cost: $7/Members, $12/NonMembers

The Inside Scoop: Middle School Transition

On June 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rye Free Reading Room, 5th graders and their parents/guardians are invited to hear a panel of current Rye Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and parents talk about their experiences during the transition to middle school. Topics include changing friendships, navigating the hallways, and homework.
Cost: Free

JUNE CAMPS

Juneteenth Workshops

On June 19, Rye Recreation is hosting a wide range of programs for children in grades K-5. Programs range from sports to sewing, building and arts, with some half-day and full-day options. Register at ryeny.gov. Costs vary.

June School’s Out Camp at Rye Nature Center

This afternoon camp runs from 1-5 p.m. during the final week of the school calendar, June 24-28. Children from Pre-K to 4th grade will explore a different ecosystem each day, including the Arctic, wetlands, temperate forests, tropical rainforests, and oceans. They will learn about animal adaptations that allow them to live in extreme weather conditions, and will gather animals from the Rye Nature Center’s Nanderwhere Pond.
Cost: $450/child

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