About Town: Events In and Around Rye

Lives in Transition, meeting on RTP red ink, Charity Bike-a-thon, networking social, free exercise classes, 'Bye Bye Birdie' and more on tap.

From a free lawn concert to free exercise classes to a look at latest Rye Town Park happenings, from finance to automation, there’s lots going on hereabouts including a free Lives in Transition social, a “Family Dynamics” meeting and a tri-state fund-raising bike-a-thon.


3Ts –The Third Tuesday at Ten meeting on  “Family Dynamics” runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in library of . Further information on “3Ts” : Phone Jane Mickatavage at 967-8659.

Rye Town Park Commission will meet at 6 p.m at , 10 Pearl St., Port Chester, to discuss, among other things, the mounting weather-related losses at the park as well as the latest on the RFP (request for proposal) on automated parking and beach access installation.

Free 7 p.m. summer family-fun, lawn concert season underway at . Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and enjoy the Dixieland and Big Band Sound of the Linda Ipanema Trio.

Friends of will focus on ways to beautify the park at 8 p.m. at Crawford Park mansion, 122 North Ridge St., Rye Brook.


Rye Brook seniors depart by bus from for day of gaming at Empire City in Yonkers. Information: 939-7904.

Free Rye YMCA-sponsored Mind/Body/Spirit gentle senior-oriented 11 a.m. chair exercise class utilizing Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, light weights, stretch’n’flex moves, visualization and meditation techniques.

Westchester County Airport Advisory Board will discuss airport ups and downs at 7 p.m. in meeting open to public at Westchester  County Airport Terminal Conference Room, Rye Brook.

Free fireworks show goes off at Rye Playland at 9:15 p.m.


Michael Negrelli, a 37 year IBM veteran, will give free intermediate computer class called “Using the Internet for Pleasure and Information” from 10 a.m. to noon at . Basic computer knowledge necessary for class that aims to demonstrate accessing websites for movies and reviews, music, internet shopping, making online reservations, doing people searches, more including social networking and podcasting. Information: 231-3161.

Lives in Transition summer social 7–9 p.m. at will bring together several Cancer Support groups from “Fairchester” area network along with business and job search experts on hand to give and get information in an informal fun setting that includes ice cream, cool non-alcoholic drinks. Information: Livesintransition@gmail.com.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” rock-accented musical, tonight (and tomorrow night) at 8 p.m. at the Dunn Performing Arts Center at . Play focuses on what happens when an Elvis Presley-type performer and his entourage descend on an Ohio town to meet fan club pre-induction into the Army as part of a publicity stunt.

Port Chester Council for the Arts in co-operation with the Port Chester Recreation Department will stage the production. Information: 939-3183; email: PortChesterCFA@gmail.com.


Rye triathlon ace Phil Gormley will lead local delegation in fund-raising Tri-State Trek, today through Sunday, through a 280-mile charity bicycle ride to raise money and awareness for ALS/TDF, an organization designed to raise money to fund scientific research and raise awareness about ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They also support PALS–People With ALS.

Gormley, a fashion industry executive and former Manhattan College swimmer, became involved with the bike-a-thon to help raise funds for Team Friends of Claire, founded in honor of his late sister Claire, an ALS sufferer as well as MAC Angels, supporting families with ALS. 

Trek winds its way through parts of NY-NJ-Conn. and winds up with “Tour de France”-style finale in Greenwich.

Information: Tri-State Trek/Team Friends of Claire/MAC Angels’s Fundraising Page.

Philip Gormley July 19, 2011 at 02:47 PM
We will Bike and FIGHT for PALS, past present and future. (People with ALS). Come by to watch HILL REPEATS at the END of 280 miles on Jon Street where a human gauntlet of supporters and Officer Roger Patrone, a PAL, will be on top to encourage. from noon till 1:30 at the Greenwich Audubon. tks!!! Phil


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