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Rye Town Park's Tuesday Summer Concert Series Presents - The Bookends Band

NEXT SHOW: TUESDAY, August 16

The Rye Town Park Summer Concert Series returns for 2022! We will be showcasing local area bands, playing a variety of music that’s sure to get you dancing and singing along.

Concerts are on Tuesday at 7:30PM. Admission is FREE.

The Bookends Band will be performing on August 16th to serve up classic rock with a twist, so expect some pleasant surprises!

Parking fees apply. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing sandals!

Grab dinner and drinks at The Barley Beach House!

Here is the full summer concert series line-up:

Concerts begin at 7:30pm and are free, parking fees apply. Bring Lawn Chairs, Blankets, Snacks, and your Dancing Shoes!

Tuesday 7/26

Back to the Garden 1969

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Tuesday 8/2

Billy & The Showmen

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Tuesday 8/9

Buckley Manor Band

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Tuesday 8/16

Bookends

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Tuesday 8/23

M62s

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Tuesday 8/30

Raindate

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History

Our town nestles in a valley in the background of which lie the picturesque hills and dales of Westchester County. Our Town of Rye borders on Long Island Sound bordering on Connecticut at the gateway of New England within convenient commuting distance from New York and in the metropolitan area. While we started with the Boston Post Road running close to the sound and constituting our main highway, a toll road along which passed the horse-drawn stages, modern parkways and paved highways over which pass speedy motor vehicles now link our Town to all the cities, towns and villages of this great country of ours.

We started as a small settlement on Manursing Island, then developed Poningo Neck, which now is the business section of the City of Rye, and the Saw Pit, which now is Port Chester on the Byram River, with paths leading to various parts of the town. The Post Road, King Street, and the Grace Church Street were among some of our earliest carriage paths. Water transportation and stagecoach were the sole links the early settlers had with the outside world. The young settlement known as Saw Pit, so named from the saw pits then in use, continued as such until it outgrew this homespun name and became Port Chester by incorporating as a village in 1868 signifying a sea port which remains to this day. 

Early life in the settlement was strenuous. Attacks by Indians and severe winters were a deterrent to these early settlers. Farming, fishing, logging, and trading were the principal occupations. At Saw Pit, logs were cut for use in shipbuilding operations. Our town had no improvements in those days and homes were simple and crude. The seed sown by these early settlers was nurtured and grew to the present day when we enjoy the modern conveniences of our times.

For more information about the Town of Rye and early settlement, see Chronicles of a Border Town by Charles Washington Baird.

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