COMPILED BY JANICE LLANES FABRY
Wiz Kids Quiz
The Rye Youth Council is hosting Trivia Night on Sunday at 4:30 on Zoom. Teams can be composed of individuals, friends, or families. Prizes from local merchants will be awarded to the winner of each round.
Tickets are $30 at ryeyouthcouncil.org. Proceeds will help RYC continue to offer free programs and services that build community and empower children, teens, and young adults.
Arts & Entertainment
The Rye Arts Center and The Rotary Club of Rye are pleased to co-sponsor Rye’sAbove, an uplifting community event, public art project, and fundraiser. Participating artists will transform aluminum and steel sculptures into original works of art – butterflies, which will be displayed in downtown Rye throughout summer and be auctioned in the fall. Deadline for artist applications is March 15.
The Center is currently also accepting sponsorships. Proceeds will be utilized for educational programs and scholarships. Visit ryeartscenter.org.
A Great Impression
Celebrate National Women’s History month with an Armchair Art Zoom presentation at the Rye library on March 4 from 6-7. Presented by art historian Michael Norris, “Impressionist with a Woman’s Touch” will explore French artist Berthe Morisot, whose art often focused on modern young women and children.
Email Catherine Riedel at email@example.com to register.
Talks, Workshops, & Just for Fun
Mind, Body, Soul
Wainwright’s Meditation Mondays on Zoom will offer brief instruction, guided meditation, and body–centered inquiry from 10-10:30 starting March 1. Clinical psychologist, Ashtanga yogi, and certified meditation teacher Dawn Baird makes compassionate awareness the foundation of the meditation practice.
The fee is $5. Register at wainwright.org.
Top of the Morning
Wainwright’s Sunrise Yoga continues next month from 6 to 7 on March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 via Zoom. Yogi Lexy Tomaino teaches power yoga on Tuesdays, yogi Maura O’Connor covers meditation and a vinyasa flow on Thursdays.
For fees, details, and registration, visit wainwright.org.
All Rise for Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Jay Heritage Center invites the community to join award-winning historian and Wall Street Journal columnist Dr. Amanda Foreman for a behind-the-scenes look at her documentary, “The Ascent of Woman”. The program will be held via Zoom on March 8 from 6-7.
The film was the inspiration for Foreman’s forthcoming book, “The World Made by Women: A History of Women from the Apple to the Pill”. She is also the author of bestsellers’ “Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire” and “A World on Fire: The Epic History of Two Nations Divided”.
To register, visit jayheritagecenter.org.
First Lady of the World
Celebrate Women’s History Month by joining the Rye library for a Zoom talk on “Eleanor Roosevelt: “Becoming Who She Was” March 10 from 6:30-7:30. The discussion, led by Jeffrey S. Urbin, Education Specialist at the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, explores the many hardships and challenges that shaped a shy and insecure little girl into one of the most admired women in American history.
Register for the Zoom link at ryelibrary.org.
Small Town with a Big Dream
Join the Rye library’s virtual book discussion group with fellow community members and Rye librarians March 12 from 7-8. The selection is Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown”, a novel about a declining youth hockey team.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at ryelibrary.org for the link.
The Westchester Children’s Museum offers a broad range of family activities for all ages on their website, from making snowflakes and a winter storm in a jar to making gingerbread playdough and festive lanterns. Supplies required, instructions, and related scientific information are all listed.
Visit discoverwcm.org for more information.
Never Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen
Ages 5-12 and their grownups can get involved in the kitchen with the Rye library’s kid-friendly Zoom cooking program every Wednesday from 4-5. Adults must be present as recipes may require use of kitchen tools, oven, or stove.
Learn to make a Twinkle Cake on March 3, mini–Chicken Pot Pies on March 10, and Irish Cheddar Soda Bread on March 17.
Obtain a list of ingredients ahead of time on the website. Register at ryelibrary.org, then check emails for the Zoom links.
Moving and Reflecting Together
Families with kids in grades K–2 are invited to join Wainwright’s six-week yoga and mindfulness meditation workshop via Zoom. The program is offered Thursdays from March 4-April 8 from 4-4:45. Instructor Jennifer Monness will offer participants the tools to reduce stress, increase focus, and develop skills to cope with frustration through mindful moving exercises and breathing art activities.
The fee is $200 per family. Sign up at www.wainwright.org/workshops-trainings-retreats.
The Rye Historical Society is hosting a virtual family event March 6 at 11. Internationally renowned puppeteer Hobey Ford, grandson of the Knapp House’s Simeon Ford, will share a pre-recorded Golden Rod puppet show and then join the audience for a question–and–answer session.
Take Learning Home
Preschool and K-5 Take and Make Kits are available at the Rye library every Monday, giving children the tools for fun activities at home.
Sign up ahead of time at ryelibrary.org. Supplies are limited.
A Look Back in Time at Summer Camp
The Rye Historical Society is offering children ages 7-13 three fun-filled weeks learning about earlier time periods. The camp will be held at the Square House Museum from July 5-23 Monday through Friday from 10–2:30. Children can look forward to hands-on experiences, storytelling, arts & crafts, games, foods, and artifact exploration.
Children will look through the lens of the native communities who lived in the area at Native American Camp, July 5-9. There will be a visit from a Native American educator and participants will take a field trip to learn about the natural resources used.
At Colonial History Camp, July 12-16, participants will learn about everyday life in the 1700s through performances, art and inquiry-based projects, artifact explorations, and inquiry-based projects.
Wars and Woodstock, July 19-23, combines War History and the 1960s, covering every topic from the Revolutionary War to 20th–century protest movements, pop culture, and music. Interviews with local veterans will be among the highlights.
The cost per child is $250 per week, $750 for all three weeks. Registration begins in March. For information, visit ryehistory.org.
<<Tween & Teen Time>>
Teens and their parents can participate in a lively presentation on disability rights and advocacy with internationally acclaimed LGBTQ+ advocate Jessica Kellgren-Fozard March 7 from 4–5:30. A follow-up session will be held March 8 from 6:30-7:15. Teens will earn community service hours.
For information, email Sarah Prosser at email@example.com. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Xca4w3UTr6YCQfxzJhvlA.
Where’s the Loot?
The Rye library is offering monthly Teen Book Loot Boxes on the first of every month. The boxes include crafts, snacks, and a personalized book. New subscribers must sign up by March 18 for next month’s box.
To register, email Sarah Prosser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
<<Save the Date>>
Wainwright House invites all to connect with the emerging nature of spring on April 10 from 3-4:30. The workshop will be held on–site, primarily outdoors. The focus will be on the natural world and on honoring the history of the land before moving on to a walking meditation. Each participant will have the opportunity for individual meditation before gathering as a group.
For more information and to register, visit wainwright.org. The fee is $35 for members, $40 non-members.
The Rye Arts Center and The Rotary Club of Rye’s butterfly sculptures for the upcoming Rye’sAbove exhibit