1. Sound Shore Music and Arts Festival
Enjoy free music and check out some local art and crafts while strolling down the beachside path at Rye Town Park this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If the kids are not into art just yet, they will have plenty to do at the tables set up by Edith Read Sancuary, the Clay Arts Center and the Westchester Children’s Museum. Read more here.
2. The 10th Annual Tour de Foliage to Raise Money for Rare Disease Research
A cyclist tour of Westchester on Sept. 21 will help raise money for familial dysautonomia, a rare neurological disorder with which only 350 people in the world are diagnosed. Rye Brook’s Rebecca Newman, a teen diagnosed with the disorder, looks forward to this event every year when friends and family ride to support her. Cheer the riders on or sign up to bike. Read more here.
Rye Brook residents will honor Dawn Denti, who died this July of lung cancer, with a three-on-three basketball tournament on Sept. 21. The Rye Brook Board of Trustees approved their request to use the Pine Ridge Park from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event.
All money raised will support the LUNGevity Foundation, which funds medical research for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The Village is not charging for the use of the courts.
Denti was loved by her family, friends and community and passed away on Juuly 24, 2013. Read the kind words her loved ones shared here.
4. Stop Common Core
A group against Common Core Standards in New York State is holding a forum on Sept. 21. The STOP group believes that Common Core Standards adopted by states nation-wide promotes a “one-size-fits-all” approach that neglects special education and gifted students.
The forum is being held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison from 1 to 5 p.m. and will include a panel of education experts from a wide spectrum of groups across the nation. They include Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, Neal McCluskey, associate director of the Cato Center for Educational Freedom, Emmett McGroarty, executive director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative at the American Principles Project, Sheila Kaplan, founder of EducationalNewYork.com and Christopher Tienken, assistant professor, Seton Hall University.
Read more here.
5. Jay Day
The annual Jay Day will be held on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jay Heritage Center. The day will feature music by Hudson River Ramblers, pony rides, face painting, balloon art, storytelling, a farmer’s market, falconer and more. Tickets are $30 per family, $10 per individual. Visit jaycenter.org for more information.
6. Reliance Engine and Hose Co. #1 190th Anniversary Parade
Happy Birthday to Reliance Engine and Hose Co. #1! The Port Chester fire company will hold a parade down Westchester Avenue on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the 190th birthday. Read more about their history here.
7. Fall Hike at Marshlands
Westchester County Parks and Recreation is leading a “Fall Foliage Find” at the Marshlands Conservancy at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21.
Check out the changing colors of the fall landscape.
8. Fall Shelter Building at Marshlands Conservancy
You never know when you might get lost in the woods for the night. Learn how to construct a life-size shelter using only materials found in nature at the Marshlands Conservancy at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Turns out there are more than just eight things to check out, so here are a few extra:
Bread of Life Yard Sale and Fundraiser
Saturday, September 21st, 10:00 am - 4:00pm, 65 Orchard Avenue, Rye, NY
Contact Sue for questions or to make a donation at Susan@givingtreeministries.com
All Proceeds will Benefit Bread of Life Food Pantry
Bread of Life, located in Rye NY, provides food and prayer to food pantries and shelters for the homeless and the abused throughout southern Westchester County. It satisfies an urgent need by meeting the food needs of underfunded and undersupplied church and government food pantries and shelters. Moreover, Bread of Life is dedicated to meeting prayer and ministry needs of those most in need of a tangible display of the unconditional love of God. The team partners with local businesses, churches and government agencies to serve as a bridge to unite supply and demand. Bread of Life receives its food supplies from various sources, but one unique source is that local business owners donate excess food that would otherwise be discarded as waste. Bread of Life gets this food into the hands of those who are hungry.
Infamous Stringdusters, Assembly of Dust and Leftover Salmon At The Cap Friday, Mickey Hart and Tea Leaf Trio Saturday
A lot of great blue grass on Friday and Mickey Hart, the Grateful Dead's revolutionary percussionist on Saturday. This weekend at the Cap is a jam-band and blue-grass fan's dream. Read more here.
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