What’s Going On in Rye 7-25-2014

The Rye Golf Club to offer pro-rated membership

The Rye Golf Club would like to welcome new arrivals to our community to come and try the amenities offered at the club. RGC will offer pro-rated membership to the community for the remainder of 2014. Pro-rated memberships will allow new members to use the facilities for the remainder of the season beginning Aug. 1 as long as a commitment is made to join for a full membership in 2015. With affordable options, including use of the pool, the golf course or both, this offer is an excellent opportunity to find out what makes the Rye Golf Club so popular. Please contact the club for further details at membership@ryegolfclub.com.

Rye Library events

For more information about programs offered, go to ryelibrary.org or call 231-3162.

Seed library

Check out a piece of library history with the Rye Free Reading Room Seed Library. In one of the historic library card catalogs, you’ll find drawers of seeds for heirloom and organic herbs, greens and vegetables to borrow and plant. Sow your garden and enjoy the harvest. Available seeds include basil, bok choy, fennel and many, many more. Once the growing season is done, attend one of our seed saving workshops and bring back the collected seeds to the library to replenish our stock for the following year.

Grow your mind and your garden at the Rye Free Reading Room. For more information, call 231-3161 or visit ryelibrary.org.

College essay workshop

A fun, informative, but relaxed college essay workshop will help students kick start the
application process at the Rye Free Reading Room on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Marek Fuchs, a Sarah Lawrence Writing Department faculty member and author who has three procrastinating kids of his own, imparts the lowdown on the sort of topics that work, the ones that scream trouble and gives many other valuable tips. Space is limited. To register, please call 231-3172. For more information, go to
ryelibrary.org. You may contact Meg Stackpole at 967-0480 or call 967-5522 for inquiries. She is also available at mstackpole@ryelibrary.org.

Leading ecologist and author to speak at Rye Meeting House

There will be a rare opportunity to hear a leading voice in ecology on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m.

Dr. Eric W. Sanderson, senior conservation ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and author of the acclaimed book, “Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City,” will speak at the Rye Meeting House on “Hurricanes, Nature and the Future of New York City.” His talk will include discussion of the historical ecology of Jamaica Bay and the light it sheds on resilience.

The program is part of the Bird Homestead nonprofit’s lecture series, “After the Storm: Toward a More Resilient Shoreline.” The series is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. The Rye Meeting House is located at 624 Milton Road, Rye, N.Y. across from
the Dock Deli. For further information, please contact  birdhomestead.meetinghouse@gmail.com or 967-0099.

“Angelo Rubino Band” concert

The Port Chester-based Angie Rubino Band will perform a concert at Rye Town Park as part of the park’s “Twilight Tuesdays” concert series.

Rye Town Park is located in the City of Rye at the east end of Dearborn Avenue near the intersection with Forest Avenue.

The concert will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the park’s south pavilion, located by the beach near the Dearborn Avenue entrance to the park. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Admission is free, and parking at Rye Town Park will be $5 after 4 p.m. Permit holders pay $4. Nearby residents are encouraged to walk.

Rubino has been leading bands for more than 35 years, performing at hotels, ballrooms and many other venues around Westchester and Fairfield counties. The band includes two saxophone players, a drummer, guitar player and a keyboard/bass player. Their selections include big band dance tunes, soft rock, Doo-wop and Latin pop.

Space in the pavilion will be set aside for dancing, which is highly recommended for people of all ages.

All concerts will be held rain or shine, except in case of thunderstorms. Picnicking is welcome. Some seating will be available, but people are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs. Dining and takeout is available at the nearby Seaside Johnnie’s Restaurant.

This is the last of seven free concerts held on Tuesdays in July and August. Sponsors for the series are the Pearl Restaurant Group in Rye: Ruby’s, Morgan’s and Rye Grill and Bar; Rye Ford-Subaru; ActionEnergy drinks and Serendipity Labs.

For further information phone, Rye Town Park at 967-0965 or visit the park’s web site, ryetownpark.org

 

Rye YMCA events

Mud Run fun for adults and families

Join the training program for the Oct. 5 Merrell Down and Dirty Obstacle Race in Orchard Beach.

Training will take place June through September, one evening and one Saturday morning per month.

Ages 4 to adult.

Saxon Woods Park events

Pirate “school” is in session

Do you want to learn how to become a pirate? On Saturday, Aug. 2, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saxon Woods Park in White Plains will have activities for children and their families to come and learn how to stand, talk, laugh and sing like a pirate by the pool.

Call for artists and writers

The Blue Door Art Gallery in Yonkers is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue of the Blue Door Quarterly Journal a new literary and art publication.

The Journal, which will be available in print and online, will feature work from new and established artists working across various mediums:

-Fiction

-Nonfiction

-Poetry

-Photography

-Fine art

Each issue of the publication will have a different theme. For our inaugural issue, the theme is community.

Show us your community and what it means to you. How do you define community?

Submission deadline: Aug. 10, 2014

Submission guidelines:

-Three submissions per artist.

-Word count limit for fiction/nonfiction work: 2,000

-Previously published work not acceptable.

-All submissions must be original work of artist.

-We accept the following formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG.

Please send all submissions to: BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com

Additionally, please include your name, phone number and other methods of contact, should we publish your work. All decisions will be made by Sept. 1. If your work submitted to the Journal becomes published elsewhere, please notify us immediately.

For more information about the Blue Door Quarterly Journal, please email BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com.

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