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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.

Published May 24, 2024 1:25 AM
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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. The 1960s-themed event honors Susan Morison, former Executive Director of the Rye Historical Society and member of the Board of Trustees.

Cost: $250-plus per person


Swan Lake

The Rye Ballet Conservatory presents Swan Lake at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on June 1 (12 p.m. and 5 p.m.) and June 2 (12 p.m.). Swan Lake, one of the most famous story ballets, tells an epic tale of love and betrayal. It premiered in 1877 at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow with iconic music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Since then, endless versions of this ballet have been reimagined and presented over the years. This original production is the culmination of Rye Ballet Conservatory students’ hard work and dedication over the 2023/24 Annual Season.

Cost: Child/Senior $30, Adult $40

Newbery Award Honoree: Veera Hiranandani

On Sunday, June 2 at 4 p.m., the India Cultural Center presents author Veera Hiranandani at the Rye Free Reading Room. Hiranandani will read from her new book Amil and the After (2024) and speak with teens about how to use their lives to create stories about identity and family history. Her 2018 novel, The Night Diary, received a Newbery Honor in 2019.

Cost: Free

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


Coyotes: Masters of Survival through the Seasons

On Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m., the Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary is offering an educational program about coyotes, highly adaptable animals that employ various survival strategies to thrive throughout all four seasons. From denning in the spring to training their pups in summer, coyotes use their skills to survive in a variety of ecosystems and habitats across North America, including right here in Rye. This program meets at the Visitor Center in Edith Read.

Cost: Free


Senior Health & Fitness Day

The Rye YMCA is hosting this event, open to the community, on June 1 from 1-4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to try different exercise classes and games and enjoy light refreshments. The day includes a presentation by the ONS Physical Therapy team. Registration is required and space is limited.

Cost: Free


Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

The Rye American Legion Post Auxiliary hosts the Memorial Day Parade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Rye train station. It then travels down Purchase Street and ends at City Hall. The parade features Legionnaires, marching bands, cyclists, classic cars, Rye Boy and Girl Scouts, school groups, local organizations, and government officials. The City of Rye will continue its tradition of honoring military personnel who died in service with a ceremony at City Hall immediately following the parade. American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros will lead the ceremony, with welcoming remarks from local elected officials.

RyeACT Youth Speak Out

Rye High School and Rye Middle School students will hold a speak out event on Tuesday, May 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Rye Rec. This community event is an opportunity for parents and guardians, community leaders, and other youth-facing community members to hear directly from local students. They will speak about what matters to them, sources of stress/worry, and the benefits and challenges of living in the Rye community. Student groups and organizations will also discuss the work they do in the schools and community. The event features student artwork and musical performances.

Cost: Free

8th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

On June 14 from 6:30-9:00 p.m., children ages 5-16 will race their homemade cardboard boat creations in the Brookside Pool at the Rye YMCA’s main facility. Entrants build boats, constructed of only cardboard and duct tape, and race them the length of the pool. 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

Rye YMCA Job Fair

June 3, 3-5:30 p.m. at the Rye Y Studios Community Room

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 foruth 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

Nature for All: About 70 people gathered at Rafele Rye on May 16 for an intimate dinner that helped raise more than $115,000 for the Rye Nature Center’s Nature Access Fund, an effort that seeks to bring nature to people who might not otherwise be able to experience it. Founded by the Friends of Rye Nature Center, the fund provides summer camp for inner-city students, hosts workshops for YWCA residents, provides natural science lessons to children in Mamaroneck, Port Chester, and Mount Vernon.

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