The Rye Town Park Commission is hosting its annual “Community Conversation” program on Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. All the public is welcome to attend. People will have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, and find out what’s going on with the Barley Beach House restaurant.
A new parking, payment and permit system will be introduced this year.
“The annual Community Conversation gives all residents and users of the Park the chance to express their views and opinions in an interchange with the Park commissioners in an informal setting. This annual event has proved to be invaluable and informative for all of us,” said Gary J. Zuckerman, President of the Commission.
In addition, people can learn about the many free summer events taking place at the park. These include seven rock/pop concerts starting June 18, 8 children “Storytime” programs led by staff of the Rye Free Reading Room starting July 9, an outdoor movie and magic show, and two presentations of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” July 26-7.
A 4-concert jazz music series starts July 11. Swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle programs are being planned. Events planned for later in the summer include a family sand-sculpture competition on July 20.
Support for these events comes from local businesses, including Carpet Trends, The Women’s Imaging Center, Atria Senior Living, Webster Bank and the Westchester bank.
Rye Town Park has two support groups. The Friends of Rye Town Park help promote and improve the park, and The Rye Town Park Alliance. Both groups stand ready to welcome new members who are looking to help support them in their respective missions.