What’s Going on in Rye 2-14-2014

Jay Heritage Center event

“John Jay’s Night at the Opera”

Arranged by Grant Herreid

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Soprano, Catherine Leach

Rye library events

Free reading with Freading

Download e-books to read on your computer or transfer to a portable device using Freading, a service provided by the library. It currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from more than 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.

Rye Recreation summer camp information

February vacation programs

Golf camp-tee it up with TGA. Grades K to 8

Tuesday to Thursday, Feb. 18 to 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program site: Osborn gym

Fee: $165 residents; $190 Non residents

TGA Premier Junior Golf is bringing the golf course to you. Children will play games while learning fundamentals, advanced techniques, rules, etiquette, and gain an understanding of all parts of the golf course. Tee it up with TGA and see how much fun playing golf can be. All equipment supplied. Returning students will advance to upper level skills.

Mad Science: Shock It To Me

Grades K to 4

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program site: Damiano Recreation Center

Fee: $55 resident; $60 non-resident

It will be “electrifying” as we learn about conductors, insulators and the world of circuit electricity. You may even have a “hair-raising” experience.

Mad Science: The Science of Toys

Grades K to 4

Thursday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program site: Damiano Recreation Center

Fee: $55 resident; $60 non-resident

Discover the physics behind toys like the Slinky, yo-yos and gyroscopic tops. Learn the difference between potential and kinetic energy while we play with cool stuff.

Wainwright House events

Wainwright joins with Mannes College for salon music series

What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.

Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are March 1 and March 29. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.

Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.

Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.

Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.

The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.

Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website
www.wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

Wainwright Winter JAZZ Brunches are back

Join us for our second and third concerts in a series of three. All with a delicious brunch by Corner Stone. See if those winter blues just don’t go jump jiving away.

Save the date

March 9, Luke Hendon and Bandjango

Time: Noon to 3 p.m.

Place: Wainwright House

Price: $35 Member, $45 Non-Member, $50 Walk-in

Register at wainwright.org or 967-6080

Winter/Spring 2014 Program Guide is out

Classes in yoga and movement? Health and well-being? Environment? Creative? Spiritual exploration? Retreats? Children membership at donor level an up, receive free annual yoga and movement classes. Classes are in session and can be pro-rated. Register at wainwright.org.

Rye Arts Center events

Creative ways to enjoy
February winter break

Look no further than The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, for creative programs for children pre-k to grade eight during Winter Break, Feb. 17 to 21. Register today online ryeartscenter.org or by calling 914-967-0700

Ages 10 to 12: Maker Workshop Week with LittleBits, MaKeyMaKey Music Making and Scratch Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Discover the fun of exploring and creating works of art and music using simple computer coding, circuit bending, motors and lights. Projects will incorporate the use of LittleBits, MakeyMakey, Scratch and more. Workshop will also touch on the world of 3D printing

Ages 4 to 5: Half Day for Half Pints

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Music, mixed media, movement and storytelling. Bring your own snack

Ages 5 to 7: Ceramics

Monday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ages 7 to 9 Drawing, painting and more

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Arts education program announces docent training

March 27 and 28

The Rye Arts Center will be offering Famous Artist Docent training March 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Performing Arts Room of The Rye Arts Center. Parents interested in bringing the Famous Artist Program to their local elementary school are encouraged to contact The Rye Arts Center or racfamousartists.wordpress.com to register their school to participate in this very popular arts education program. This year’s Famous Artist is the utterly unique Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was a court painter to the Habsburg Emperors. Arcimboldo is best known for his portraits composed entirely of fruits, vegetables, sea creatures, weapons and other physical material. His paintings embodied the mystical world of Rudolf II’s Prague and its fascination with magic, alchemy and astrology.

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