Save the Date
Swing for a Cause
Mark your calendar for the Rye Y’s Christopher D. Mello Memorial Golf outing, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. at Apawamis Club. For more information, call 967-6363.
For Backyard Birders
Rye Nature Center birdseed orders are due October 1. Pickup date is October 20.
A Young, but Rich Heritage at the Jay
Help the Jay Heritage Center celebrate 20 years of preserving, protecting, and interpreting American history and landscape at a black-tie dinner October 13 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The dinner dance will take place at the 1838 Jay Mansion, and feature the sounds of the Felix Swing Band.
Tickets start at $250. For more information, call 698-9275.
Historic Mile or Two
Join friends and neighbors on the Village Green, Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as the Rye Historical Society hosts the official opening of its self-guided walking tour through more than 350 years of Rye’s extraordinary history.
The dedication ceremony begins at 10 a.m. DJ Lauren Crocker will be on the porch of the Square House doing a live broadcast from 9-11 a.m. Children can meet sheep, pot-bellied pigs, a mini-horse, chickens, and more at a Petting Zoo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Noted storyteller Lou Del Bianco will entertain young children from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Patriot Brass Ensemble will perform the rousing marches of John Phillips Sousa from 1-2 p.m. The Ensemble is comprised of American veterans who raise funds to support the free concerts they give in VA hospitals around the country.
Buy a $2 wristband and receive discounts from participating merchants: Poppy’s, Parkers, Upper Crust Bagels, June & Ho, Rye Country Store, Blush, Longford’s, Weezie D., Candy Rox, and more.
Tour brochures, featuring maps of the various neighborhoods where the 22 permanently installed signs are located, are available at the Square House.
The wild and wooly event is thanks to TD Bank. For more information, call 967-7588.
Better Bodies Via Boot Camp by the Beach
Spend a day at the beach working out while supporting a good cause Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rye Town Park. Proceeds benefit NYU Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Center. The day kicks off with a workout session led by Rye’s exuberant trainer Lee Sandford at 9:15 a.m.
At 10:15 a.m., keep your heart rate up with Dr. Oz’s celebrity trainer Joel Harper. Also enjoy a silent auction, raffle, massages, smoothies, and more.
For more information, call 924-5145.
Stop by The Osborn for the final Miriam’s Attic Summer Sale of the season, Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Just a Moment,” an exhibit of work by Susan Scher, will be on display at the Rye library through September 29. An opening reception is set for Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The artist expresses her feelings at 50 moments in time through the medium of art. During the process of choosing space, line, movement and form to represent what she was thinking at an instant, she acquires a deeper understanding of herself and records change and growth as it happens.
View a variety of species, from raptor birds to warblers to shorebirds, as they make their way south, Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the Marshlands Conservancy. Bring binoculars.
At 2 p.m., join a naturalist and study the life of various forest canopy birds, mammals, and insects.
Meet new people and reconnect with old friends at the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club’s annual event, Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Rye Nature Center. Get information on membership and club activities. Enjoy tours, children’s games, and a live animal presentation.
Tickets are $50 per family, $20 per adult, and $10 per child. Tickets can be purchased in advance at ryenewcomersclub.net.
The Rye library invites new kindergartners to drop in September 15 from 2-4 p.m. During the Open House, Rye’s newest students will receive their first library cards, tour the Children’s Room, and enjoy a live performance at 2 p.m. by Meredith LeVande, creator of Monkey Monkey Music. From coast to coast, LeVande has delighted children in concerts and on public television.
Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required; call 231-3162.
The Committee to Save the Bird Homestead and the Benefit Committee invite the community to Farmer’s Bounty at the Meeting House September 22 from 6-8 pm.
The event celebrates the historic roots of the Homestead as an intact, small farm on the banks of the Blind Brook estuary, which is a unique survivor in our area. The property includes an 1835 Greek revival farmhouse, a 19th-century barn, woodworking shop, rope room, and chicken coop.
TABLE Local Market of Bedford Hills will cater the event, using fresh, seasonal ingredients harvested locally. The present day farm-to-table movement reflects the way the Bird family lived for multiple generations in the 19th and 20th centuries. The family grew all their own vegetables and fruit, kept dozens of chickens for fresh eggs, caught fish and crabs, and harvested oysters, clams, and mussels from Milton Harbor.
The gala benefits both the Bird Homestead and the Meeting House, two adjacent historic, environmental, and educational sites on Milton Road.
Guests can enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, artisanal and farmstead cheeses, and charcuterie. Tickets are $85 per person. For more information see Facebook Meeting House-Bird Homestead, email email@example.com, or call 967-0099.
Jay Day Is a Comin!
Step back to Colonial times and meet rare American heritage farm animals at the Jay estate September 23 from 1-5 p.m. Randall Lineback cattle, American Jackstock donkeys, blue rabbits, and Indian runner ducks are some of the endangered native breeds that will be on view courtesy of the Tilly Foster Farm Museum and the
Whipple Foundation/Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities and Greenways.
All ages will enjoy music on the veranda, tours by docents dressed in 19th century costumes, and balloon animals by James Daniel Entertainment.
Sample cider and take part in a New York State cheese tasting.
Children can build their own Greek revival building in a mini-architecture exercise in the Carriage House. Also partake of farmer’s market offerings from Meredith’s Bread, Hudson Milk, and Wingnut Farm.
For a Good Cause
Sign-up for the Woman’s Club Children’s Philanthropy 17th annual Outdoor Family Portraits at Rye Rec, September 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and September 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Session dates are September 23, 26, and 30 at Rye Nature Center; October 7, 8, 14, 21, and 28 at Rye Town Park.
Swing for Scholars
The Rye Police Association Golf Classic tees off September 17 at Apawamis Club. Proceeds from the event go to the RPA Scholarship Fund, which awards financial assistance to Rye High School students entering or attending college.
Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the dinner reception at 5 p.m. For information, call 557-2922.
You’re Invited to Learn About the Junior League
The Junior League of Westchester will hold a new member information session September 19 at 7 p.m. at Rye Bar and Grill. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Row Their Boat
The Rye High School crew team will hold its 4th annual Erg-a-thon September 22 in the Rye Middle School parking lot from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rowers will complete thousands of meters on the ergs in exchange for pledges to support the team’s travel to regattas. There’s also an opportunity to try an erg and learn about rowing for anyone interested.
Stop by the Rye Y September 22 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and give the gift of life. The drive benefits White Plains Hospital Center.
Talks and Workshops
Learn to use editing tools to create documents, set up folders, and save files at Advanced Basic Computer Skills, September 13 and 20 at the Rye library.
The two-part workshop will cover how to transfer data to and from flash drives, CDs and DVDs, use Window features to keep a computer running smoothly, and setting up the keyboard and mouse for easy use.
Sorting, filtering, auto-subtotaling, and pivot tables will be covered at “Microsoft Excel: Creating and Working with Lists” September 27. Prior experience with Excel is required.
All classes run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 231-3161.
Wainwright House and the Rye Y are co-sponsoring “The Healing 5 Element Qi Gong” series, taught by Margaret Matsumoto. The class welcomes beginners as well as established tai chi practitioners. Sessions include a blend of easy-to-learn movements that have practical applications in daily life.
A free introduction will take place September 13 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Wainwright House. The seven-week series runs Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m. beginning September 20.
The cost is $130 for members, $175 non-members. To register, call 967-6080.
Civil War Revisited
Rye resident and Civil War re-enactor Mike Marchand will display and discuss Civil War artifacts, in a one-day-only exhibit September 15, from 1-4 p.m. at the Rye library. His collection includes CDVs (photographs), tintypes, letters, guns, accoutrements, and Grand Army of the Republic artifacts. Marchand’s focus is the regiments from New York, especially Rensselaer County.
View original CDVs of the 54th Massachusetts (the “Glory Regiment”), including one featuring a black drummer. Rare books, battle maps, and art by Winslow Homer will also be on display. An ancestor of Marchand’s fought with the 125th NYSV out of Troy, was wounded at Gettysburg, and was with General U. S. Grant at
SPRYE presents a free talk by accomplished amateur astronomer Paul Alimena, September 19 at Wainwright House. Light refreshments begin at 3 p.m., followed by
the presentation at 3:30 p.m.
Just for Fun
Déjeunier Chez Panetière
Learn how to prepare brook trout with zucchini, squash, basil, and pepper sauce at La Panetière September 14 at 11:30 a.m. The lesson will be followed by a three-course luncheon with the trout served as the main course.
Cost is $40 per person, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuities. For more information, call 967-8140.
Spend time with friends while enjoying a spread of wine and cheese September 22 from 2-5 p.m. Great for first-time paddlers or the seasoned kayaker. Must be at least 21 years old. Fee is $65 per person. For details on the event, which is sponsored by Rye Rec, call 967-2535.
Arts and Entertainment
An exhibit of oil and watercolor paintings of nature by Elana Mark will be on display at the Harrison Public Library September 9 through October 5. An opening reception will be held September 15 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call 835-0324.
A Flowering of Joy
The Little Garden Club of Rye presents “Joy of Gardening”, a horticulture show, September 11 from 12-2 p.m. at The Osborn. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Get Creative This Fall
The Rye Arts Center fall programming kicks off with music classes September 15 and art classes October 1. Choose from an array of new classes for children, teens, and adults in the fine, musical, and performing arts.
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease will stimulate the mind, body, and spirit on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting September 12 from 1-2:15 p.m., thanks to a grant from ArtsWestchester.
On September 28, enjoy the performance of “September Sound Explosion” by the John Fumasoli/Bill Harris sextet, featuring Roger Ball, co-founder of Average White Band.
Register at ryeartscenter.org or by calling 967-0700.
The Light and Life of Northern India
The Rye Arts Center presents “Reflections of Hindustan”, an exhibit of paintings and prints by Katharine Dufault, September 23, with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. The works are based on the artist’s recent visit to the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh regions of Northern India. Her inspiration was “the landscape and light of Hindustan and the brilliant colors of daily life.”
Cunningham and Sternhagen Back, And The Osborn’s Got Them
The Osborn invites you to see Frances Sternhagen and John Cunningham perform “Comic Miscommunications” Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sterling Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
“Comic Miscommunications” will include selections from Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Romulus Linney’s “Tennessee”, and Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”, among others.
Rye is so fortunate to have Mr. Cunningham and Ms. Sternhagen nearby, and so generous with their time and talent. Both have long and storied theater, film, and TV careers. Locally, they performed in the much-loved Rye Arts Center “Playwrights and Players” series.
For more information, contact Susie McNamee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-8367.
Back to School
The most important school supply of all is a library card. Stop by the Rye library this month and make sure your child has a card of his or her own.
Fashion Illustration 101
Maureen Amaturo presents a two-part workshop at the Rye library September 22 and December 1 at 11:30 a.m. The first session focuses on how to bring fashion designs to life. Learn tips on how to draw a proportioned fashion figure and create an original design. Design basics, color theory, common fashion mistakes, and how to apply design rules when shopping for a wardrobe will be covered.
In December, learn further tools used in fashion design and sketching. To register, call 231-3172.
Grades 5 and 6 can enjoy games, rides, the skate park, and more September 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rye Rec. Snack on popcorn and cotton candy. Admission is $25; the event is for residents only.
Teacher in the Library
The Rye library’s Homework Help program resumes September 10. After-school teacher assistance is offered free to students from local elementary schools Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m., whenever school is in session.
The program, which is staffed by local teachers, is held in the Children’s Room. It is funded by the library’s Auxiliary Board, the Woman’s Club Children’s Philanthropy, and the PTO’s of Midland, Milton, and Osborn schools.
Ages 5 and up can experience the magic of “The Lorax” (PG) September 14 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Rye library. The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life in this animated 3-D film about the creature which speaks for the trees. The cast includes Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, and Betty White.
Music Along the Sound is offering free demo classes September 18 at Rye Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m. and September 20 at The Osborn at 4:15 p.m. These music classes are designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. To register, visit musicalongsound.com.
Punt, Pass, & Kick
Boys and girls (grades 1-6) can put their skills to the test September 24 from 4-5 p.m. at Rye Rec. Winners in each age group move on to regional competitions. Cost is $10.
Apple Cidering and Fall Hike
Learn about the cidering process, press some apples, and take a seasonal walk at the Rye Nature Center September 17 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $8 non-members. Call 967-5150 for reservations.
Help harvest the Rye Nature Center’s garden September 22 from 1-2 p.m. Learn about seasonal crop rotation, composting, nutritional dishes to get you ready for the winter, and more. Cost is $5 for members, $8 non-members.
The Latest Buzz
On Saturday, September 22, at 2 p.m. the Knapp House garden at 265 Rye Beach Avenue will be “buzzing” with activity. Gardeners, nature lovers, conservationists, and locavores are invited to a program presented by beekeeper Ray DuBois, who will discuss the importance of honeybees to our environment and our daily lives.
Attendees will also learn how honey is harvested and have an opportunity to taste the sweet harvest!
The program is free, but attendees are invited to make a donation to the non-profit organization BeeLove.org, which DuBois established “to develop a sustainable, genetically diverse local population of honeybees while raising the public’s awareness of these amazing creatures.” A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
The Knapp House, ca. 1670, houses the Rye Historical Society’s vast archival collection of historic maps, manuscripts, photographs and books. The Society’s Square House Museum at 1 Purchase Street is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, call 967-7588 or visit www.ryehistory.org.
The Great Outdoors
Help in the data collection of litter along the coasts of the world by picking up and documenting tidal debris September 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wear long pants and shoes.
See the goldenrod in bloom along with a plethora of butterflies and dragonflies September 16 at 2 p.m. Bring binoculars.
Catch fall feathered migrants, including warblers, hawks, and herons, on the move September 22 at 7:30 a.m.
Venture to the Salt Marsh to visit crabs and other shoreline wonders September 23 at 1 p.m.
September Vacation Camps
School may be out, but Rye’s organizations have a variety of exciting activities planned to keep even the most active child entertained.
Y Fun Club Days
Children can let loose and burn off energy with fun activities September 17, 18, and 26. Cost is $60 for members, $75 non-members. To register, call 967-6363.
Bees, Butterflies & Birds Galore at RNC
Grades K-5 can focus on the life of the honeybee and learn the secrets of how they communicate September 17.
At Magical Migrations, children can learn who the long-distance travelers are this time of year by tracking the paths of birds and butterflies September 26.
Both programs run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 967-5150. Cost is $40 for members, $70 non-members.
Sewing, Science & Design at Rye Rec
Children in grades 5-8 can make their own fabric using recycled materials and create a one-of-a-kind bag at Funny Sewing September 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
At Mad Science, grades K-4 will feel the excitement of science through hands-on activities, September 17 from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost is $100 for residents, $125 non-
At Project Runway, grades 5-8 can be part of a team designing and making an outfit to model at the end of the class September 18 from 9 a.m-1 p.m. Cost is $60.
At Jewelry and Beading, participants will create a charm or pendant necklace, bracelet, and a keychain September 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $45 for residents, $60 non-residents.
Grades K-4 can join Linda Tedesco from Brick Kids at LEGO Mania to build a Haunted House and Frankenstein’s monster out of LEGO bricks September 18 from 10
a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $30 for residents, $40 non-residents.
Sew Rye Workshops
On September 17 and 18 from 2-4 p.m., grades 2-5 can make cute fall projects.
Campers (grades 2-5) can make a Halloween bag and silly pumpkin pals September 26 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.