Rye RecreationWinter 2018-2019 - Rye, NY

 
Rye RecreationWinter 2018-2019 - Rye, NY
Rye
      Creating Community through
      people, parks and programs

Recreation
      Winter
      2018-2019

        RESIDENT REGISTRATION
                BEGINS ON-LINE
          TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
                     10:00 A.M.
           NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION
                       BEGINS ON-LINE
       TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 10:00 A.M.
Rye RecreationWinter 2018-2019 - Rye, NY
2018 HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING EVENT

                                                                                    Photos by Annette McLoughlin, Rye Record

           Thank You to the Following for Their Participation in the 2018 Window Painting Event
Al Dente                    Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s    Rye Art Gallery                   Grooming
Bare Burger                 June & Ho Gourmet         Rye Beverage                      York Antiques
Belle Cleaners              La Fenice Gelato          Rye Decorator                      Special Thanks To:
Blue Tulip Chocolates       Le Pain Quotidien         Rye Eye Care                      The Woman’s Club of Rye,
Bobos Nail & Spa            Lambden & Gardner         Rye Fashion Nails                   Children’s Philanthropy
Capital One                 Little Thai Kitchen       Rye Ford                          Rye Police Department
Carpet Trends               Lola                      Rye Metro Nails                   Rye/Port Chester/Rye Brook
Chinese Garden              Longford’s                Rye Subaru                          EMS
Citi Bank                   Lovely Nails & Spa        Sammy & Nat                       Artistic Touch Inc. -
Clutch                      Mathnasium of Rye         Sarza                               Dean & Lisa Cali
Coldwell Banker             Milton Point Provisions   Scissors on the Sound             Post Road Market
Corner Stone                Morgans Fish House        Shoes ‘N’ More                    Houlihan Lawrence
Crisfield Market            Nest Inspired Home        Starbucks                         Starbucks
Elegance Salon              Oakland Beach Deli        Sunrise Pizza                     Birddog
Falcon Cleaners             On the Way Café           TD Bank                           Buckley Manor Band
Fashion Nails               Papyrus                   Three Goms                        Kathy Pasquale
Fong’s Hand Laundry         Parkers                   Town and County Hair              Jon Cap the Magician
Framing Corner              Patissiere Salzburg       Town Dock                         Ed Johnson
Frank’s Barber Shop         Paw Pourri                UPS                               The Creativity Zone
G. Griffin Wine & Spirits   Peachwave                 Valtori                           Fun Masters
Great Stuff                 Pet Pantry                VG Hair Design Studio             Doug DePierro
Green Willow Florist        Piazza Pizza              ValuClean Cleaners                Innovative Inflatables
Hand Rolled Bagels          Plush Blow                Verizon Wireless
Havana Jeans                Post Rd Market            Webster Bank
HSBC                        Pureganic                 Weichert Capital Properties            Financial Supporters
Hudson Paul Salon           Red Pony                  William Raveis Real Estate
Jack Rabbit                 Rock Island Sound         Wine @ 5
John Christopher Salon      Rosemary and Vine         Woodrow Jewelers/Gift
Jos. A. Bank                Ruby’s                    Woof Gang Bakery &
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RYE RECREATION TEAM
Recreation Staff:                                                                   Recreation Commission:
Sally Rogol, Superintendent                                                         Bart DiNardo, Chairperson
Erin Mantz, Assistant Superintendent                                                Lisa Dempsey
Nancy Fedorchak, Registration                                                       Thomas Maloney
Karen LaMagna, Office Assistant                                                     Rich McCabe
Gregory Bean, Recreation Attendant                                                  Linda Ritacco
Sophie Diamond, Senior Bus Driver                                                   Caroline Surhoff
                                                                                    Steve Verille
                                                                                    Timothy Walsh
                                                                                    Shelly Wolfson

                                  GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
            Resident On-line Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., December 4
                           Senior Citizen Program Registration begins on January 7 (in person)
REGISTER EARLY!! Most programs have minimum requirements and may be cancelled due to low
enrollment. Nothing cancels programs more than waiting until the last minute to register. In addition,
programs have maximum enrollments and may fill up quickly.
Registration/Enrollment:                                                            Program Cancellations & Refunds:
Rye Recreation has moved to an on-line registration system for most of the
                                                                                    Cancellation Due to Lack of Enrollment:
programs offered (excluding Senior Citizen programs). If you would like
                                                                                    If a program does not have a sufficient number of participants registered,
to register in person, or if you prefer to pay by cash or check, we would
                                                                                    the program may be cancelled by the Recreation Department. A full refund
love to see you. Just be aware that many programs, particularly tennis, fill
                                                                                    will be issued.
quickly and may be filled with on-line registrants before your application is
processed in the office. We have a limited number of laptops available for          Refund Policy:
you to register on-line in our office.                                              If a participant becomes ill or injured and is unable to attend the remaining
To make your registration process faster once registration opens, create            sessions of a program, a prorated refund will be issued to the customer’s
your account in Community Pass (if you don’t already have one). Go to               account. A doctor’s note is required and the request must be received in
www.ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm and follow the link provided.                          writing within a week of the injury/illness.
You may only register for your own family members.                                  If a participant wishes to withdraw from a program prior to the program’s
Late Registration:                                                                  start, the request must be made in writing a minimum of five days before
Individuals registering late will be required to pay the total fee. Program         the start of the program. The refund request also can be emailed to
fees will not be prorated.                                                          registration@ryeny.gov. A refund will be issued to the customer’s account,
                                                                                    less a 25% processing fee.
Non-resident Registration:                                                          No refunds will be considered after this time.
If space is available in a program, non-residents may register beginning
December 12. Please refer to the specific program for additional fees.              Weather related cancellations:
                                                                                    Call the Recreation hot line 1-hour before the program for the latest
Payment:                                                                            information (967-3077). If the public schools are closed, Rye Recreation
Full payment is expected at the time of registration whether on-line or in          programs held in school facilities will also be cancelled.
person.
On-line payment is by credit card (MasterCard and Visa).                            Insurance:
In-house, Rye Recreation accepts cash, checks or credit card (MasterCard            The City of Rye maintains a standard liability insurance policy that does
and Visa). Checks should be made payable to the “City of Rye”.                      not cover medical costs for anyone injured during the normal course of
                                                                                    participation in any Recreation Department program or facility. ALL persons
Returned Checks:                                                                    participate at their own risk.
A $20.00 fee will be assessed for all checks returned for insufficient funds.
Returned checks cannot be re-deposited. Cash or Money Order may be                  Photographs:
required to replace the returned check and service charge.                          By registering for any of the offerings listed in this brochure, you
                                                                                    acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs of
                                                                                    participants may be taken and used in City of Rye publications and websites

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FACILITY RENTALS
Outside or Inside, We have just what you are looking for!
Birthday Party, Wedding/Baby Shower,
   Graduation Party or just a Party Party.
Whatever the party we have the place for you!
Planning a Party? Looking for the right venue? Don’t
want all the mess and fuss in your home? We offer two
BIG rooms for any occasion.
Our multi-purpose room, on the main
floor, holds up to 80 people with tables
and chairs. You can have a fabulous
children’s party with plenty of room for
fun. Included is the use of the attached
kitchen to store cake and refreshments.
We also have contacts if you need
entertainment, sports or arts and crafts
parties. Plus for tweens and teens we have
a disco ball for those dance parties with or
without a DJ.
Another option is our spacious, bright, multi-purpose
room, located on the lower level, which seats 100
people. It offers you a grand space with a beautiful
view of the park, and the ideal spot for that special
function. (Parties that are 4 hours also have use of
our spacious lounge area/kitchen, which is suitable
for catered events.)

Picnics
The Rye Recreation Department invites you to have
your family, company or organization’s picnic at
Recreation Park. Picnic grounds are available from May
through September. They provide the perfect setting
for your function. Fees are available upon request and
are based on the number of people in your party.
Picnic facilities can accommodate 20-150 people. A
$100 deposit is required when you reserve your date.
Softball fields may be secured on select days for an
additional fee of $200 for 2 hours (subject to change).

Picnic Reservations begin on January 3, 2019

Meeting Rooms
Let one of the Rye Recreation facilities be the site of
your next business meeting. Rooms at the Damiano
Recreation Center are available for rent on weekly,
bi-weekly or monthly basis. All facility rentals include
the set-up of tables and chairs, trash receptacles and
custodial services.

 FOR INFORMATION ON SECURING A RENTAL,
         please email your request to
            recreation@ryeny.gov
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SPECIAL EVENTS
PANCAKES WITH SANTA                                                 HO HO HO! SANTA IS CALLING
Ages 2 - 7                                       WAIT LIS           Ages 3 - 7
                                                          T
Sat, Dec. 15, 10:00 a.m. SHARP!                   ONLY              Mon or Tue, Dec. 10 or 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                             Fee: Free; residents only
Fee: $20 per registrant (children & adults)                         Santa has made special arrangements with Rye Recreation
     Non-residents add $2                                           to telephone your child at home. Online registration is
Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast and have your picture taken            required and will be available starting November 13 at
with Santa. Registration in advance is required as space            10:00am. Registration deadline is December 4 at
is limited to 100 participants.                                     11:30 p.m. Sign- up early and Santa will do his best to
*Santa requests that parents supply gifts for their own child       reach all the good boys and girls in Rye. Please do not
for him to distribute, valued under $20, dropped off at Rye         promise your child Santa will call.
Recreation by December 14.

DEAR SANTA
Nov. 27 - Dec. 13
Mailbox location:
Rye Recreation & Corner of Elm & Purchase St.                          Sunday, December 2
Fee: FREE
Your child’s letter will be taken by Special delivery, via
reindeer express, directly to Santa Claus at the North
Pole. Santa will answer as many letters as possible. No
stamps necessary. However, a return address is required.

                                                                        ’Tis    the season for giving!
                                                                         Rye Recreation and the Rye Police Association are working
                                                                      together to support the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys
                                                                      for Tots program. We are collecting new unwrapped books and toys
                                                                     for underprivileged children in the Westchester County area. It is our
                                                                      hope to spread the Holiday Spirit and give a gift to a child in need.
                                                                                        Please help support our efforts.
                                                                                    Help make this a memorable holiday for all.
                                                                           Please bring your unwrapped book or toy to the Bonfire.

                                                                    FAMILY FUN DAY
                                                                    All Ages
           Sunday, November 25                                      Session 1: Mon, Jan. 21, 2:15 - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                    Session 2: Mon, Feb. 18, 2:15 - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                    Program Site: Rye County Day School
                                                                    Fee: FREE
                                                                    Join Rye Recreation for open skate and open gym at Rye
                                                                    Country Day School. All participants must provide their
                                                                    own skates and children 16 years or younger MUST wear
                                                                    a helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    For information call: Margaret Ricketts at 967-5188

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VACATION TIME WITH RYE RECREATION
MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS                                                    GOLF CAMP-TEE IT UP WITH TGA!
Grades K - 4                                                          Grades K - 5
Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center                               Tue - Thu, Feb. 19 - 21, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $55 resident per session; $80 non-resident per sesssion          Program Site: Osborn Gym
December Vacation                                                     Fee: $200 resident; $225 non-resident
Eureka!- Shipwrecked: Wed, Dec. 26, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.                 TGA Premier Junior Golf is bringing the golf course
Eureka!- Science Fiction: Thu, Dec. 27, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.             to you! Children will play games while learning
Eureka! Invention Workshop                                            fundamentals, advanced techniques, rules, etiquette, and
Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic             gain an understanding of all parts of the golf course. All
materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and            equipment supplied. Returning students will advance to
the most important of all- their mind. With a little bit of           upper level skills.
ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct
working light sticks to take home, and assemble a set of              COME OUT & PLAY W/ RYE REC
circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison          All Ages
said, “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,”            Fee: FREE
this workshop is 100% FUN! Please bring a snack.                      Get your play on with Rye Recreation and get a head
                                                                      start to a healthy and Happy New Year!
February Vacation                                                     Family Open Skate & Gym
Planet Rock: Tue, Feb. 19, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.                              Dec. 26 & 28, 2:15 - 4:30 p.m. at Rye Country
The “Wright” Stuff: Wed, Feb. 20, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.                       Day School (You must provide your own skates and
Planet Rock!                                                              helmets)
We’ll travel to the center of the earth and unlock the                Dribble, Dish & Swish Contest
mysteries of the planet. Then discover the power of weather               Wed, Dec. 26, 3:00 p.m. at Rye Country Day School
like hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms. Take home               Mad Science Show- The Big Top
your own U.V. ray detector! Please bring a snack.                         Thu, Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. at Rye Recreation
                                                                      Ice Cream Social
The “Wright” Stuff
                                                                          Thu, Dec. 27, 2:15 p.m. at Rye Recreation
Fabulous forces will be at work as we jump headlong into
phenomenal physics as we try defying gravity together. Be
introduced to the basics of aerodynamics as we learn about
the forces that affect flight with your own stunt-flying plane.
Please bring a snack.

   SUPER SPORTS CAMP
Grades K - 3
Tue - Fri, Feb. 19 - 22, 9:00 - 12:00noon
Program Site: Rye Middle School Gym
Fee: $150 resident; $175 non-resident
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Get up, get going and get active! F.A.S.T. Athletics will offer
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                                                                      Slips Available!
                                                                      Looking for a place for your kayak or boat? Look no
                                                                      further than the City of Rye Boat Basin! We have land
                                                                      and water slips for kayaks, paddle boards and canoes as
                                                                      well as opening for boats ranging in size from 13 - 28 ft.
                                                                      The Boat Basin is well protected deep within Milton Harbor
                                                                      and opens to the Long Island Sound.

                                                                       For an application or addition information, please
                                                                      call 914-967-2011

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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
   ROCK CITY                                      NEW            RYE READS KINDERGARTEN READINESS                    NEW
Ages 3 - 5                                                       Ages 4 - 6
Tues, Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.                        Sat, Jan 5 - Mar. 30, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
No session: 2/19                                                 No session: 2/23
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                          Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
Fee: $220 resident; $245 non-resident                            Fee: $495 resident; $520 non-resident
Through dynamic musical and movement based activities,           This Program will focus on
exposure to live instruments and musically inspired story        foundational reading and
time, budding young musicians gradually develop the              writing skills and number sense
skills needed to read music, play simple rhythms and             to better prepare your child
develop motor control.                                           for Kindergarten. Students will
                                                                 master letter/sound relationships,
   ROCK N ROLL (music together for toddlers)                     recognize word patterns,
Ages 1 - 2                                                       navigate beginner books, practice
Tues, Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 1:15 - 2:00p.m.                          handwriting and develop number
No session: 2/19
                                                  NEW            sense. Sessions are social and instruction is project-based.
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                          Our students will also learn how to navigate a classroom
Fee: $220 resident; $245 non-resident                            and will enter Kindergarten better prepared to learn.
Rock N Roll is a high energy and stimulating music and           Class size is extremely limited. Classes are staffed by NYS
movement class for toddlers and their grown-up. Each             Certified Early Childhood Instructors.
class session contains a variety or music and movement
based activities. Experience the developmental benefits of
music.

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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
   PRE-SCHOOL BASEBALL                                            LIL’ COOKS
Ages 3 - 5                                                        Ages 3 - 5
Wed, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13                                             Fri, Jan. 25 - Mar. 8, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Session 1: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.                                     No session: 2/22
Session 2: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.                                       Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
Program Site: ProSwing, 36 Midland Ave., Port Chester             Fee: $160 resident; $185 non-resident
Fee: $165 resident; $190 non-resident                             The Lil’ Cooks program features an authentic “hands-on”
Players are divided by age and/or skill level into small          cooking experience. As an educationally fun program,
groups. Each class begins with warm-up exercises                  children learn math, reading, and language skills that are
followed by a rotation to different stations within our           also enhanced via measuring, counting and word/symbol
facility; hitting, pitching, grounders, pop-ups, throwing,        recognition. Each Lil’ Cook will enjoy making recipes,
fielding, etc. The emphasis is always on fun and safety.          listening to a related story, and rate their own recipe.
                                                                  Explore the cooking fun with Head Chef Mrs. Carra and
   MINI SPORTS                                    NEW             Assistant Chef Mrs. Fierro. THIS IS A DROP-OFF CLASS!!
Ages 3-5
Fri, Jan. 11 - Mar. 8                                             CRAFTASTIC
Session 1: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.                                     Ages 2 - 5
Session 2: 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.                                      Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 20, 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
No session: 2/22                                                  No session: 2/20
Program Site: Damiano Recreation Centerr                          Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
Fee: $100 resident; $125 non-resident                             Fee: $135 resident; $160 non-resident
This program is a combination of warm-up, movement,               Come let your budding artist’s imagination run wild as
and team games such as soccer, kickball, and tball.               they create their own masterpieces using a wide range of
Our program will ease children into learning the basics           art materials. Each week they will explore a new medium,
of all these great games as well as teaching them the             including ceramics, wood, recycled material, paint,
importance of team work! Each class F.A.S.T. Athletics will       paper and more. This class helps children develop school
have new and exciting games planned for the students.             readiness skills, fine and gross motor skills, social and
                                                                  listening skills, creativity and imagination. Taught by local
                                                                  artist Kathy Pasquale. This is a drop-off program.

                                                                                    Hours By Appointment
                                                                                       (914) 967-0707

                                                                       Allen F. Avrutin, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
                                                                      Jerry L. Statman, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

                                                                              105-107 Theodore Fremd Avenue
                                                                                   Rye, New York 10580

                                                                            Rye Family Orthodontics

           REGISTER ON-LINE
             starting Tue, Dec. 4                                               105-107 Theodore Fremd Avenue
                                                                                     Rye, New York 10580
                 at 10:00 a.m.                                                       Hours by Appointment
        at www.ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm                                                 (914) 967-7648

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914-934-0001
                                         Open 7 Days
          Athletic                Convenient Parking
    Footwear and Apparel   Rye Ridge Shopping Center
    Women • Men • Kids                 Rye Brook, NY
                           www.sportechryebrook.com

    109 MAPLE AVENUE • RYE, NEW YORK 10580
         (914) 967-8051 FAX (914) 967-1189

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YOUTH PROGRAMS
   F.A.S.T ATHLETICS YOUTH BASKETBALL                            SUPER CRAFTS                                        NEW
Grades K & 1                                                     Grades 3 - 5
   Mon, Jan. 28 - Mar. 11, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.                      Mon, Jan. 7 - Mar. 11, 3:30 - 4:30pm
   No session: 2/18                                              No Session: 1/21, 2/18
Grades 2 & 3                                                     Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
   Tue, Jan. 29 - Mar. 12, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.                      Fee: $125 resident; $150 non-resident
   No session: 2/19
                                                                 Not the same old summer camp craft projects. Let your
Grades 2-4 Girls ONLY
                                                                 young artist use their imagination as they explore great
   Thu, Jan. 31 - Mar. 14, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
                                                                 craft projects and learn a variety of techniques. Wood,
   No session: 2/21
                                                                 paint, paper mache sculptures, trompe l’oeil mosaics and
Program site: Midland School Gym
                                                                 more. Real projects they will be proud to display and use.
Fee: $125 resident; $150 non-resident
                                                                 Please wear a smock or old clothes. Taught by local artist
This program will help increase the student’s confidence         Kathy Pasquale.!
in passing, shooting, and dribbling so when it’s time
to make that game winning shot they are ready!
                                                                 MENTAL MATH TECHNIQUES
Students will also learn the proper techniques of playing
                                                                 Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 6, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
defense, rebounding and boxing out. Besides playing
                                                                 No session: 2/20
fun noncompetitive scrimmages, the students will also
                                                                 Beginner, Grades 4 - 5
play games such as knock out, dribbling relay races, hot
                                                                 Advanced, Grades 6 - 8
hands, and many more.
                                                                 Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
                                                                 Fee: $250 resident; $275 non-resident
   DODGEBALL                                                     Learn to do complex mathematical operations in
Grades 3 - 5
                                                                 very few steps or mentally, saving time. No need to
Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 6, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
                                                                 memorize tables, squares or cubes of numbers. Very
No Session: 2/20
                                                                 useful for NY State testing and competitions like Math
Program Site: Midland School Gym
                                                                 Counts, Olympiad etc.
Fee: $110 resident, $135 non resident
The most intense and exciting program you have ever
                                                                    BALLROOM DANCE                                   NEW
seen. Students will learn how to work together, strategize
                                                                 Grades 4 & 5
and exercise without even knowing it! There are tons of
                                                                 Thu, Jan. 10 - Feb. 14, 6:15 - 7:00p.m.
creative and competitive dodgeball games incorporated
                                                                 Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
into this program - there will never be a dull moment!!!
                                                                 Fee: $120 resident; $145 non-resident
Gatorskin dodgeballs will be used and safety rules and
regulations will be enforced before each class.                  Join Alex Tchassov, who has extensive experience
                                                                 teaching young people ballroom dance. His dance
                                                                 technique in the NYC schools is what inspired the
                                                                 award winning film, “Red Hot Ballroom,” in which he
                                                                 was also a featured dance instructor. Students will learn
                                                                 much more than just dancing: They’ll learn respect,
                                                                 communication and important skills for every stage of
                                                                 their lives. The 6 week class will culminate in an “open
                                                                 class” where parents can watch their children dancing
                                                                 the various ballroom styles they have learned.

                                                                 BEGINNER GUITAR LESSONS
                                                                 Grades 2 - 5
                                                                 Thu, Jan. 10 - Mar. 7, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
                                                                 Grades 6 - 12
                                                                 Thu, Jan. 10 - Mar. 7, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
                                                                 No Session: 2/21
                                                                 Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
                                                                 Fee: $185 resident; $210 non-resident, Guitar Rental: $40
                                                                 This is an introductory class in which students will learn the
                                                                 basic techniques for right and left hand, basic rhythms and
        -   Heart Healthy Program                                playing chords. Students will learn popular songs as well as
                                                                 songs that they will create. Parents and siblings are invited
                                                                 at the end of the last class for a mini-concert.
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YOUTH PROGRAMS
JENNYS KITCHEN                                      NEW             PRE-SEASON BASEBALL CLINIC AT PROSWING
Grades K - 2                                                     Ages 8 - 12
Mon, Jan. 7 - Mar. 11, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.                          Session 1: Wed, Jan. 16 - Mar. 13, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
No session: 1/21, 2/18                                           No session: 2/20
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                          Session 2: Sat, Jan. 12 - Mar. 9, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $240 resident; $265 non-resident                            No session: 2/23
Health Coach Jenny Hirsch brings her passion for healthy         Program Site: ProSwing, 36 Midland Ave., Port Chester
and creative cooking to the Rec. Do you want your child          Fee: $280 residents; $305 non-resident
to crave healthy foods? Do you want your child to enjoy          Participant must be at least 8 years old by April 30,
cooking in the kitchen? For the New Year, let’s get the          2019 to participate. These comprehensive weekly clinics
Rye youth cooking healthy & having fun in the kitchen!           will help sharpen skills and bring team practices to a
Cost includes food, instruction and cooking supplies.            whole new and more productive level in a small group
Most recipes will be prepared with: organic, gluten-free,        setting. Players participating in the program will follow a
dairy -free and natural sugar ingredients. No peanuts or         curriculum that will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and all
tree nuts will be used in the recipes.                           aspects of the game.

RHODES PIANO LAB                                                    WRESTLING CLINIC
Level 1: Ages 5 - 9                                              Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 6
Level 2: Ages 6 - 11                                             Grades 1 - 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Level 1: Fri, Jan. 11 - Mar. 22, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.                Grades 5 - 8, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Level 2: Fri, Jan. 11 - Mar. 22, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.                No session: 2/20
No session: 2/22                                                 Program Site: Scott A. Nelson Athletic Center at RCDS
Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center                          Fee: $150 resident; $175 non-resident
Fee: $350 resident; $375 non-resident
                                                                 Join Rye Country Day School’s wrestling coaches
Rhodes students learn the piano and music theory                 Rich Knazik and Coach Nagashima for an amazing
in a fun, engaging, rigorous approach. Through                   clinic!   Participants will learn all the basics of the sport.
individualized, group instruction, games and popular             Each night we will focus on safe technique, proper
tunes, kids discover the piano and the joy of making             terminology and fun.
music! Topics covered: Right hand melody playing, Basic
left chords, Note reading, Keyboard geography, 2 Hand               GOLF ENRICHMENT
playing, Rhythm training, Composition and reading the            Grades K - 5
notes on the staff. Everybody gets their own keyboard to         Fri, Jan. 4 - Mar. 8, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
use in class.                                                    No session: 2/15, 2/22
                                                                 Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
   WINTER BASEBALL AT PROSWING                                   Fee: $200 resident; $225 non-resident
Grades K - 2                                                     Play fun & interactive golf games with TGA Premier
  Tue, Jan. 8 - Feb. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.                        Junior Golf. They teach students the lifelong game of golf
Grades 3 - 5                                                     through character development initiatives, focusing on
  Thu, Jan. 10 - Feb. 14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.                       efforts to promote life values such as respect, honesty,
Program Site: ProSwing, 36 Midland Ave., Port Chester            integrity and responsibility in every class. All equipment
Fee: $185 resident, $210 non-resident                            is provided.
Join the coaches from ProSwing for this baseball
program. Objective is to have fun while improving your              INDOOR SOCCER
skills.                                                          Session 1: Gr. K & 1, co-ed, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                                                                 Session 2: Gr. K & 1, girls only, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
MAKING TOYS WITH CROCHET                            NEW          Session 3: Gr. 1 & 2, co-ed, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Grades 3 - 8                                                     Session 4: Gr. 3 & 4, co-ed, 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 7 - Mar. 11, 4:00 - 5:00p.m.                           Sat, Jan. 5 - Feb 9
No session: 1/21, 2/18                                           Program Site: Osborn School Gym
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                          Fee: $130 resident; $155 non-resident
Fee: $250 resident; $275 non-resident                            A fun-filled, soccer-based class for children grade K -4.
Give wings to your creativity. Learn to make stuffed toys        This class will teach balance, coordination and gross
with crochet. Both Beginners and those who know to               motor skills using agility exercises and soccer-related
crochet, are welcome. All materials will be provided in          games and activities. The instructors are long-time Rye
the class.                                                       Youth Soccer coaches with years of experience with
                                                                 young soccer players.

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Youth Sports Leagues
                                                 Rye Recreation DOES NOT sponsor the following youth
                                                 programs: Travel or Intramural Soccer, Little League
                                                 or Babe Ruth, Rye Youth Lacrosse or Rye Girls Softball.
                                                 Each league has its own Board of Directors, volunteers,
                                                 etc. Rye Recreation acts as a liaison to each league,
                                                 which includes allocation of appropriate field space.
                                                     For specific information on the sport leagues
                                                                        contact:
                                                    Rye Youth Soccer                 Rye Girls Softball
                                                  President Nina McGinty             President Sarah Ball
                                                 Registration info 967-5273       RyeGirlsSoftball@gmail.com
South East Consortium is a not-for-profit          pattirys@optonline.net            Ryegirlssoftball.com
community-based organization dedicated to           Ryeyouthsoccer.org
providing therapeutic recreation programs                                           Rye Youth Lacrosse
and leisure-related services to children and          Rye Little League              President Jon Hess
adults with disabilities and special needs          President Mark Sullivan          johess@gmail.com
residing in Rye and other municipalities.      registration@ryelittleleague.com          Ryelax.org
                                                      Ryelittleleague.com
                                                                                          Rye Rugby
       For additional information:                    Rye Babe Ruth                President Ryan Fitzpatrick
         South East Consortium                       President Joe Zulli          ryeyouthrugby@gmail.com
   740 W. Boston Post Road, Suite 316            ryebaberuth@optonline.net              ryerugbyny.org
        Mamaroneck, NY 10543                         Ryebaberuth.com
            (914) 698-5232
            www.secrec.org

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YOUTH PROGRAMS
   SKI, SNOWBOARD, or FREESTYLE LESSONS                         SCRATCH – CODING THROUGH JAVA ~ Tech
Location: Thunder Ridge Ski Area located in Patterson, NY.      Tuesdays!
The program consists of six (6) 1 ½ hour group lessons.         Grades 3 - 4
                                                                                                                   NEW
Participants can choose from the following days and times:      Tue, Jan 29 - Mar 26, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
• Thursday: 5:30pm (start date 1/3/19)                          No session: 2/19
• Friday: 5:00pm or 6:30pm (start date 1/4/19)                  Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
• Saturday: 3:30pm or 5:30pm (start date 1/5/19)                Fee: $295 resident; $320 non-resident
• Sunday: 3:30pm (start date 1/6/19)
                                                                Scratch is a popular graphic programming language in
• Monday: 5:30pm (start date 1/7/19)
                                                                which students learn fundamental programming concepts
• Tuesday: 5:30pm (start date 1/8/19)
                                                                by creating different adventures using animation and
• Wednesday: 5:30pm (start date 1/9/19)
                                                                storytelling (Super Scratch) and games (Action Scratch).
Lessons are for skiers and snowboarder’s first grade and up
                                                                FORTNITE BOOT CAMP ~ Tech Tuesdays!
(including adults). Freestyle program for upper level snow-
boarders, third grade and up. Freestyle program is only         Grade 4 and above
available on Wednesday at 5:30pm and Friday at 5:00pm           Tue, Jan 29 - Feb 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
and 6:30pm.                                                     Program site: Damiano Recreation Center            NEW
A separate registration form is needed to enroll in the pro-    Fee: $225 resident; $250 non-resident
gram which can be obtained on-line.                             Fortnite Boot Camp will help your child excel at this
                                                                popular video game. Fortnite Boot Camp will help them
Fees:                                                           play better, safer and learn to handle not winning every
Lessons Only: $145.00 (Only available to Thunder Ridge          game.   This Bootcamp is designed to teach your child
Season Passholders).                                            how to be a responsible, skilled Fortnite player, including
Lift & Lesson: $253.00                                          on-line safety and etiquette. We’ll also explore how the
Lift, Lesson, Rental: $403.00                                   skills needed to be a successful gamer can lead to success
                                                                to other academic areas.
VOCAL COACHING with Gigi Keeffe Schwartman
                                                                FUNKY FRIDAY HIP HOP with Mr. Mikey                  NEW
Grades 5 - 8
Sat, Jan. 12 - Mar 9, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.         NEW            Grades 5 - 8
No session: 2/22                                                Fri, Jan. 11 - Mar 8, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                         No session: 2/22
Fee: $325 resident; $350 non-resident                           Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
                                                                Fee: $225 resident; $250 non-resident
A unique opportunity for young singers to train with a
special vocal coach that has developed many Broadway            Bronx is in the house! Get ready to your groove on with
bound talents. Gigi Keeffe Schwartman is Head of Vocal          Mr. Mikey! Discover your own natural movements as you
Studies at Standing Ovation Studios, Adjunct voice teacher      practice breaking, popping, locking, gliding, ticking, and
at Convent of the Sacred Heart (Connecticut) and Director       krumping all the way to a Community Performance on
at GVT: Gorillavocaltactics.com. The Program culminates         March 8th!
with a Community Performance on March 9th. Class size
is extremely limited.                                           EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS for Middle School
                                                                Grades 5 - 8                                         NEW
ROBO ZOO – ANIBOTS ~ Tech Tuesdays!                             Fri, Jan. 11 - Mar. 8, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                No session: 2/22
Grades 1 & 2
                                                 NEW            Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
Tue, Jan 29 - Mar 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
                                                                Fee: $395 residents; $420 non-resident
No session: 2/19
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                         Learn strategies that are effective, efficient
Fee: $295 resident; $320 non-residentHealth                     and apply across content areas. Executive
                                                                function and self-regulation skills are the
Why do giraffes have long necks? Why are so many
                                                                mental processes that enable us to plan,
fish shaped differently? Why do cheetahs need 4 legs?
                                                                focus attention, remember instructions,
Students will learn about animals and how their bodies
                                                                and juggle multiple tasks successfully.
help them perform specific tasks. The class gets to use
                                                                Every child is born with the potential to develop these
LEGO© robotics to create animal robots and program
                                                                essential life skills! Experienced, NYS Certified instructors
them to move. Welcome to the jungle!
                                                                from Rye Reads will teach the most critical learning,
                                                                organizing, and communication skills needed to be
                                                                successful in school. Class size is extremely limited.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS
BABYSITTERS TRAINING                                                     BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Ages 11 - 15                                                          Grades 7 & 8
Sat, Mar. 9 & Sat, Mar.16, 9:00 - 1:15 p.m.                           Mon & Wed, Jan. 2 - Mar. 6
Registration deadline is one week before course starts.               Practice & Games Times
Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center                                 will be assigned between 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $100 must attend both dates in registered                        No session: 1/21, 2/18, 2/20
session                                                               Program Site: Rye Middle School Gym
This program will provide the knowledge and skills                    Fee: $200 residents only
necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children.           This basketball league will include sessions of skills and
It will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how        drills followed by games. Players will be placed on a
to develop a babysitting business, and keep themselves                team 2 weeks into the program.
and others safe. Learn about basic child care and basic first
aid. Fee includes manual and certification card.                         GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
                                                                      Grades 7 & 8
   ARCHERY TAG                                                        Mon & Wed, Jan. 2 - Feb. 13
Fri, Feb. 8                                                           Practice & Games Times
Grades 5 - 6, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.                                          will be assigned between 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Grades 7 - 8, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.                                        No session: 1/21, 2/18, 2/20
Program Site: Rye Middle School Gym                                   Program Site: Osborn Gym
Fee: $30, residents only                                              Fee: $200 residents only
Archery Tag uniquely combines the intensity and                       Techniques, skills and fundamentals will be reviewed
excitement of dodge-ball and paint-ball while using the               the first half of the program with intercommunity
skill set of archery with patented foam tipped arrows.                games being played the second half of the season.
Unlike paintballs, arrows leave no welts, bruising or                 Each participant will receive a jersey. Practice and game
marks, making it fun and safe for players.                            times vary week to week and generally will be 1-hour in
                                                                      length.
RYE READS ROAD SCHOLARS                             NEW
Grades 5 - 8                                                             MAT BALL NIGHT
Fri, Feb 1 - Mar 22, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.                                 Grades 5 - 7
No session: 2/22, 3/15                                                Fri, Jan. 25, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                               Program Site: RMS Gym
Fee: $250 resident; $275 non-resident                                 Fee: $15, residents only
Optional Educational Day Trip to Washington - April 13                Come enjoy a fun night with Rye Recreation. Mat Ball is a
Bonus: Cherry Blossom Festival!                                       modified version of indoor kickball that keeps all players
Optional Educational Day Trip to Washington: $300                     involved in the game.
For 6 weeks, students will be
immersed in reading, discussing                                          SUPER SPORTS
and debating some of the USA’s                                        Grades K - 3
most relevant historical documents                                    Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 6, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
including the Declaration of                                          No Session: 2/20
Independence, Bill of Rights,                                         Program Site: Midland School Gym
Gettysburg Address, Emancipation                                      Fee: $110 resident; $135 non-resident
Proclamation. By reading these                                        Get up, get going, get active F.A.S.T. Athletics will offer
documents, students will learn how to read and interpret              a variety of sports each week such as: Soccer, Mat Ball,
historical documents and be better prepared for Social                Basketball, Gageball, Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, and
Studies and History AP classes. The program culminates                Kickball. Programs will include warm-up games as well as
with an escorted, educationally focused daytrip to                    learning basic skills of each sport. Each class will end with
Washington DC to view actual historical documents at                  a high energy game with the sport played that day.
the National Archives. The program supports Common
Core Standards in Reading, Writing and Social Studies
for grades 5-8                                                            Registration begins
SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT                 See page 17                       Tuesday, December 4 at 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                      on line

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ADULT PROGRAMS
   ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES                                          YOGA WITH SAMANTHA Yoga Food and Mood
Men’s League                                                    Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Meeting Date: Tue, Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.                           Saturdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Site: Damiano Recreation Center                                 Fee: $22 Drop-in; Multi-class packages available
Women’s League                                                  Contact: Samantha Tollinchi by phone 917-992-2100 or
Meeting Date: Thu, Feb 28, 7:00 p.m.                            at samantha@yogafoodandmood.com or visit her website
Site: Damiano Recreation Center                                 at www.yogafoodandmood.com. Please bring your own
                                                                yogamat and props. All levels of ability are welcome
To join as a NEW team or Free Agent,
please contact recreation at recreation@ryeny.gov                   YOGA WITH COREY ESA Yoga
or 967-2535.                                                    Sundays, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
                                                                Fee: $20 Drop-in; Multi-class packages available
   OPEN GYM MEN’S BASKETBALL                                    Contact: Corey Esannason; corey@esyoga.com or visit
18 & Over - Tue, Nov. 13 - Mar. 5, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.            her website at www.esayoga.com. Please bring your own
30 & Over - Thu, Nov. 15 - Mar. 7, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.            yogamat and props. All levels of ability are welcome
Program site: Rye High School Gym
Fee: $ 5 drop-in per night
** No sessions when school is closed
                                                                   CALLING ALL LADIES
                                                                Who Enjoy Volleyball, Basketball &/or Soccer!
LADIES NIGHT OUT - PAINT WITH ME                                If you are interested in playing fun sports, meeting new
Session 1: Thu, Jan. 17, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.                       friends & getting in shape…this is for you! All programs are
Session 2: Thu, Feb. 14, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.                       free and ongoing now.
Session 3: Thu, Mar. 14, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.                       • Ladies’ Basketball ~ Wednesday, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center                         • Ladies’ Volleyball ~ Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $30 per person                                             • Ladies’ Volleyball ~ Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Paint With Me blends fun, friendship, food and drink while      • Ladies’ Basketball ~ Thursday, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Light refreshments       • Ladies’ Outdoor Soccer ~ Sunday, 8:00- 9:15 a.m. (Free
start at 7:00 p.m. sharp followed by painting instruction by    fall and spring seasons)
Kathy Pasquale from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. You don’t have to be       Locations: Basketball & Volleyball: Sollazzo Center 270 Har-
an expert painter, Kathy will teach you step by step what       rison Avenue (adjacent to the Harrison train station)
you need to know. Space is limited, sign up today!              Soccer: Silver Lake Field in West Harrison, NY
                                                                To join Basketball or Volleyball: email Mary Emery at mpe-
                                                                mery@verizon.net.
   ZUMBA                                                        To join Soccer: email Ina Thonfeld: inathon@aol.com
Tuesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Starting January 8                                              SPECIAL NEEDS FATHERS CLASS                         NEW
Program Site: Damiano Recreation Center
                                                                Wed, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, 7:00 – 8:00p.m.
Fee: $12 Drop-in; Multi-class package available
                                                                Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
Contact: Laura Centeno- laura.centeno.zumba@gmail.              Fee: $84 resident; $109 non-resident
com, 646-957-5565. Zumba is a great exercise. Method
                                                                Dad’s with youth or adult offspring with mild to severe
based on Latin and international dance styles and rhythms.
                                                                special needs routinely experience an unknown pathway
Routines feature interval training sessions where fast and
                                                                on how to best help their children be independent
slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body
                                                                citizens with a good quality of life that is integrated into
while burning fat. Please bring water.
                                                                the family dynamic. The Special Needs Father’s Class is
                                                                a 6 week program, meeting once a week, with seasoned
   FUNKY FRIDAY HIP HOP WITH MR. MIKEY                          Special Educator Coach Bill bringing strategic activities,
Fri, Jan 11 - Mar 8, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.                           perspectives, and successful instructional approaches
                                                    NEW         which Dads can take home and readily employ. We listen
No session: 2/22
Program site: Damiano Recreation Center                         and share ideas, create customized home programs, and
Fee: $225 resident; $250 non-resident                           strengthen the valuable role of the ‘father.’
Bronx is in the house! Get ready to get your groove on
with Mr. Mikey! Discover your own natural movements as
you practice breaking, popping, locking, gliding, ticking,
and krumping all the way to a Community Performance
on March 8th! Grab your besties and make a night of it!

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SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS
SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS
The Rye Senior Citizen program is open to all Rye residents
aged 60 and over. Wednesday is the Senior meeting day
                                                                         Senior Program
with weekly meetings at 1:00 p.m. and activities until
3:00 p.m. Activities that day include: bingo, card games,
                                                                           Registration
ping pong and billiards.                                              walk-ins only beginning January 7
Membership/Dues: Membership is open to residents of
the City of Rye that are 60 years of age or older. Dues are      ARTS & CRAFTS
$15 per person per year, paid in September.                      Mon, Jan. 7 - Mar. 25, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Registration for trips & special events: All events              No session: 1/21, 2/18
and trips require advance registration along with payment.       Fee: $10 members; $25 non-members
The opening registration date for events and trips varies;       Material fee: $15 each session payable to the instructor
sign-up flyers are put out on Wednesdays for the Senior          This is an informal class that teaches you how much fun
Membership Meeting. Registration is done in-person               it is to discover the natural and perhaps untapped artist
at the Rye Recreation Department. Non-members can                within each of us. Projects span from wood to ceramics
register for most trips after they have been opened to the       and everything in between. Instruction for each project
membership.                                                      is provided at all levels.
Registration for classes (exercise, arts & crafts, etc.):
Register in person at the Rye Recreation Department on               MONDAY STRENGTH & BALANCE
the day of the first class you will attend; sign-up forms are    Mon, Jan. 7 - Mar. 25, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
available in the office.                                         No session: 1/21, 2/18
                                                                 Fee: $30 members; $45 non-members
              IMPORTANT DATES!                                   This class combines strength, flexibility, and balance while
                                                                 focusing on breathing and body alignment.
Jan. 2        First Business Meeting
Jan. 9        Welcome Back/90th Birthday Party
                                                                 EMPIRE CITY CASINO at Yonkers Raceway
Feb. 13       Valentine Social                                   Mon, Jan. 28
Mar. 13       St. Patrick’s Day Celebration                      Mon, Feb. 25
                                                                 Mon, Mar. 18
P All Senior Programs meet at the Damiano                        Fee: $5 member; $10 non-member
                                                                      Includes a $5 coupon for food and $5 coupon for play
Recreation Center, unless noted
                                                                 Join us and try your luck at the casino! All dates subject to
                                                                 change.
               S
    TUESDAY                                                      MONDAY TEAS
        $3 fee       .                                           Mon, Jan. 7, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
            9:00 a.m              GROCERY
 Call in at ur spot.
                                                                 Mon, Feb. 4, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
                                  SHOPPING
          e yo                                                   Mon, Mar. 4, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
to reserv is for                                                 Fee: $1 each date, members only, pre-registration necessary
     Service
               ONLY.                                             Join us once a month for tea, refreshments, and great
    members                                                      conversation.

                                                                     TUESDAY EXERCISE with Tiffany
                                                                 Tue, Jan. 8 - Mar. 26, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  BUSINESS MEETING,                                              Fee: $12 members; non-members inquire at registration desk
  ANNOUNCEMENTS &                                                Class pace is brisk, but manageable. Class includes warm
  ACTIVITIES                                                     ups, stretching, aerobics, strength training and a cool
                                                                 down. We request that you receive approval from your
  Members, keep up-to-date with senior issues,                   physician to participate in this program.
  outings and events. Meet new and old friends
  by joining other seniors in a wide variety of
  activities. There is always bocce, rummikube,
  bingo and billiards. Refreshments served.
  Wed. 1:00 p.m.

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SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS
MOVIES AND MUNCHIES                                                       GOT QUESTIONS?
Tue, Jan. 8 - Mar. 26, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.                                   DONNA SMITH, MEDICARE SPECIALIST
Fee: $12 members and non-members, $2 drop-ins                                 First Wednesday of the month
Make time for yourself and enjoy an afternoon of movies,                         1:00 p.m.; members only
munchies and friendly discussions. Join us in the Damiano
Center. Each week will be an adventure! The program fee              BRIDGE
helps to underwrite the cost of the marvelous munchies.              Thu, Jan. 10 - Mar. 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                                                     Fee: FREE for members; $1 drop-in for non-members
MAH JONGG
Tue, Jan. 8 - Mar. 26, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.                             KNITTING NICHE
Fee: FREE for members; $1 drop-in for non-members                    Mon, Jan. 7 - Mar. 25, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for this ancient game of dots, bams, and dragons             Fee: FREE for members; $1 drop-in for non-members
that will stimulate your mind and keep you sharp!                    Whether you are a novice or a pro, join us Thursdays at
                                                                     noon. Come for fun, knitting tips and socializing, or learn
   LINE DANCING                                                      from scratch by an experienced knitter in the group.
Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $12 members; $27 non-members                                    MEN’S CLUB
Exercise your body and mind with line dancing. Practice              Fri, Jan. 11 - Mar. 29, 9:30 a.m.
the basic components and learn some brand new steps                  No session: 2/1
too! People with all levels of ability are invited to kick up        Program site: Damiano Recreation Center
their heels while getting a great workout! We request that           Fee: $10/year members only
you receive approval from your physician to participate in           This program is designed to offer men the opportunity to
this program.                                                        get together, enjoy each other’s company and to discuss
                                                                     issues from a “male perspective”. Local speakers will
PAINTING                                                             address the group on relevant topics. Come participate and
Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.                            share stories and some laughs.
Fee: $32 members; $47 non-members
Dabblers and Rembrandts welcome! If you are a beginner               BLUE PLATE BREAKFAST SPECIAL
or an artist of experience, you will enjoy this class. The           Fri, Feb. 1, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
instructor is Kathy Pasquale, an accomplished artist and             $7 per session; pre-registration is required
instructor. Please bring paintbrushes.                               Join us for our “Blue Plate Special” and bingo. Test your
                                                                     luck while you enjoy a variety of tasty delights.
   WEDNESDAY STRENGTH & BALANCE
Wed, Jan. 9 - Mar. 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $36 members; $51 non-members
This class combines strength, flexibility, and balance while
focusing on breathing and body alignment.

   THURSDAY EXERCISE with Jodi
Thu, Jan. 10 - Mar. 28, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $12 members; non-members inquire at registration desk
Class pace is brisk, but manageable. Class includes warm
ups, stretching, aerobics, strength training and a cool                               Full service print communications leader
down. We request that you receive approval from your                                             www.ryanprintinginc.com
physician to participate in this program.
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                                                                                                 300 Corporate Drive
  RYE SENIOR TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM                                                                Blauvelt, NY 10913
   Please call the Rye Interfaith Housing Corporation’s Taxi                                     845-535-3235 Fax 845-535-3234
          Voucher Committee for more information:
           • Carolyn Cunningham (835-1988)

              RYE SENIOR Advocacy
            For specific information and assistance
       please contact Joe Murphy at 914 643-7813

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SUMMER CAMP 2019
Rye Recreation offers a variety of camp programs that                KIDDY CAMP
meet the needs of various age groups. Rye Recreation,             This classroom based camp program is for those children
in cooperation with the Rye City School District, offers          of pre-school age (ages 3 - 5). Supervised by adult staff,
camp programs at both Rye Recreation and Rye City                 daily activities include games, music, story time, dance,
School District facilities. All camps are licensed by the         special events, crafts and more. Children are placed into
Westchester County Department of Health and adhere to             groups based upon their date of birth. All children
all regulations set by this agency. Rye Recreation Camps’         must be 3 by April 30, 2019 and toilet trained to
goal is to provide a safe and fun experience for your             be eligible. Camp hours are from 9:00 - 12:00 noon.
child. Camper to staff ratios are done in accordance with
guidelines set by the health department. Great care is
taken to hire qualified staff to care for your child(ren).
                                                                     DAY CAMP
                                                                  Children enrolled in Grades K - 6 as of September 2019
                                                                  can enjoy Rye Recreation’s Camp Program. Children in
                                                                  grades K - 2 make-up the “Lower Camp”: Those in Grades
 Tentative 2019 Camp Dates                                        3 - 6 are part of the “Upper Camp”. Both camp programs

       July 1 - August 9                                          offer a variety of sports and games as well as crafts and
                                                                  special events. Special fee programs that are offered
                                                                  to campers include Swimming, Mad Science, Trips and
                                                                  Extended Care Hours. Camp hours are 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
   Resident and Non-Resident registration dates
                       AND                                           CAMP 78
           Specific camp times and fees                           This TEEN Camp program includes both 7th & 8th
         Will be announced by January 18, 2019                    graders (as of Sept. 2019). This camp features daily
                                                                  trips to a variety of amusement parks and other off
                                                                  site attractions. Trips in 2018 included rock climbing,
ANTICIPATED CAMP SITES:
                                                                  Great Adventure, Bounce, Catamount, Deep Sea fishing
Kiddy Camp      Midland School
                                                                  and more. Come join in on all the fun. Don’t wait -
Lower Camp      Rye Recreation Park
                                                                  enrollment is limited. Registration is done by
Upper Camp      Rye Middle School
                                                                  the week. Camp hours vary.
Camp 78         Rye Recreation Park

                              CAMP EMPLOYMENT 2019
                              Our open positions for Summer Camp 2019 will be available
                              starting January 14, 2019. Applications are on-line; follow
                              the link from www.ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm
                              Rye Recreation is looking for talented, fun, hard-working
                              teens and adults for a gratifying experience working at one
                              of our four summer day camp programs. If that is you,
                              please view our open positions and select only those which
                              you are currently interested in and eligible for.
                              When applying for a position please read below and
                              make sure you meet the minimum qualifications:
                              All Staff must be available for 6-weeks of camp: July 1 -
                              August 9 as well as attendance at all scheduled orientations
                              • Junior Counselor/Counselor in Training: must be entering
                                9th or 10th grade in fall 2019 and be younger than 16
                                years of age on July 1, 2019. All those applying for our
                                Junior Counselor positions have until March 1st to submit
                                an application. We will not accept any applications after
                                that point. This is a volunteer only position!
                              • Camp Counselor: must be at least 16 years of age by
                                July 1, 2019.
                              • Head Counselor: must be going into their senior year of
                                High School or College age with previous experience.
photos by Aileen Brown

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Rye Recreation                                                              ECRWSS STD
281 Midland Avenue                                                           US. Postage
Rye, New York 10580                                                            PAID
                                                                           White Plains, NY
E-Mail: recreation@ryeny.gov                                                   10610
Website: www.ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm                                       Permit #1118
Phone: 914•967•2535
Fax: 914•967•5521
Hot line program information
& cancellation: 914•967•3077

                                        POSTAL PATRON
                                        RYE, NEW YORK 10580

                   Rye Recreation Department
 42nd
Rye      ANNUAL TURKEY RUN
    Recreation’s
                    AND PAWS WALK
                 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
                                             Race Location: Rye Recreation Park
                                         9:00 a.m. PAWS WALK
    Turkey Run                           9:30 a.m. 1 MILE FUN RUN

    2018
                                         10:00 a.m. 3.1 or 5.2 MILE RACE/WALK
                                   d     Early Bird Fee: $15 ALL Ages - until Nov. 20
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                                         Day of Race Fee: $20 - ALL Ages
                            Check in at Rye Recreation
                        opens at 8:00 a.m. on November 24
                  REGISTER ON-LINE: ryeny.gov/recreation.cfm
                     For more information call: 914.967.2535
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