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Free Events and Programs Presented by Rye Town Park

With Support From Local Sponsors

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Rye Town Park is a great place to be to enjoy a wide range of cultural events at our wonderful parkland setting.  All the events are free. 

1.      Twilight Concert Series - 7 pop, rock and swing concerts Featuring Local bands

2.      "Jazz by the Sound" Concert Series - 4 different style of Jazz Music Ft. local bands

3.      Children’s Storytimes Programs led by the staff of the Rye Free Reading Room          

4.      Jonathan Blair’s Family Magic Show and Movie Night - both outdoors at the north                end of the park

5.      Two Performances of Shakespeare In The Park of "Much Ado About Nothing"

6.      Sand Castle Building Festival

Free Events and Programs Presented by Rye Town Park

With Support From Local Sponsors

 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

Rye Town Park is a great place to be to enjoy a wide range of cultural events at our wonderful parkland setting.  All the events are free. 

1.      Twilight Concert Series - 7 pop, rock and swing concerts Featuring Local bands

2.      "Jazz by the Sound" Concert Series - 4 different style of Jazz Music Ft. local bands

3.      Children’s Storytimes Programs led by the staff of the Rye Free Reading Room          

4.      Jonathan Blair’s Family Magic Show and Movie Night - both outdoors at the north                end of the park

5.      Two Performances of Shakespeare In The Park of "Much Ado About Nothing"

6.      Sand Castle Building Festival

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Westchester County EAP Program -   (914) 995-6070

NYSHIP Medical Health Insurance -   (877) 769-7447

Shelter Point Vision Insurance -          (800) 365-4999 or (516) 829-8100

1. Twilight Concert Series -

All Concerts are held in the south pavilion, with lots of room for sitting outdoors on the lawn or beach.  They start at 7:30 pm and end about 9 pm.  Concerts are normally held rain or shine, except in heavy thunderstorms.  There are two rain dates scheduled, if needed.  Picnicking  is welcome starting at 6 pm.

 

Date                                             Concert

Tuesday, June 18                  M62's Band                            

Tuesday, June 25                 Fab Forward

Tuesday, July 2                      Scott Wenzel Big Band

Tuesday, July 9                      Urban Coyotes

Tuesday, July 16                   Billy and the Showmen

Tuesday, July 23                   The Derivatives

Tuesday, July 30                   Rain date*

Tuesday, Aug 6                      Angelo Rubino Band

Tuesday, Aug 13                   Rain date*

 

2. Children’s Storytimes Programs -

The staff of the Rye Free Reading Room will be leading young children and their caregivers in a fun and educational series of reading, games and other activities on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 am, from July 9 through August 27.  Each program provides participants very interactive things to do.  The programs will be held rain or shine. 

Sessions will be held at the South Pavilion. Event is free but normal parking fees apply.

3. Outdoor Family Magic Show and Outdoor Movie -

The performances will be held on the lawn at the hill by the north beach entrance and snack bar building.

The family-oriented magic show will start at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 17 and run about 45 minutes. 

The outdoor movie has not been decided yet - stay tuned!

4. Shakespeare In The Park- 'Much Ado about Nothing'

The Shakespeare in the Park , will be held on the lawn by the small pavilion. Lawnchair Theatre company will present performances on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.  Shows start at 6:30 pm and end about 9 pm.

FAQ’s - 2019

1. Where do I get a parking/beach permit?

At the administration building, the building with two towers facing the beach, between the restaurant and Dearborn Ave. - Stay tuned because the permit process may also be available online for the 2019 season

Permits are on sale Wednesdays through Sundays - 9AM - 3PM

2. Who can get a season parking and beach permit?

If you live in the communities of Rye City, Rye Brook, Port Chester or Rye Neck you can get a resident permit.  Other people can get non-resident permits, at somewhat higher prices.

3. Who does my parking/beach permit include?

A. Senior or Individual Permit -- only the person holding the permit;

B. Family Permit - two parents and children under 18 years of age;

4. What about babysitters, grandparents, etc?

They have to pay the non-permit fee or get their own permit.

5. Can I get a permit just for beach access?   No.  What about a permit for parking only? Yes.  Parking permits are $150.00

6. Why do we have to pay for parking?

Parking fees help support the cost of the park and beach operations.  The total budget of operations is over $1 million.  Part of the costs are paid for by taxpayers from Rye City and Rye Town (Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck).  The rest comes from fees, donations, and volunteer fund-raising efforts.

7. I’m a fireman/policeman/Town/City Employee -- Do I get a discount/free pass?

No. The Rye Town Park Commission is responsible for determining who is eligible for free or discounted admission. 

8. Can I cook on the beach?

Only if you arrange for a rental of the north beach area, and then only after 6 p.m.  Call the Town of Rye Office at (914) 939-3006.

9. Do you have handicapped parking?  Where is the handicapped parking?

There are approximately 25 handicapped spaces in the two sections of the parking lot closest to the beach.  If they are filled, however, we can arrange for dropping a handicapped person off near the beach gate, or transporting a handicapped person who drives from the parking lot to the beach.  You would need to have a cell phone or contact the park office and schedule your visit in advance.  Phone (914) 967-0965.

10. I’m handicapped -- can I park my car right by the middle beach gate?

We can arrange for you to get access to the beach, but we cannot have cars parked in any way that interferes with public safety and access.  For further information, phone the Park Director at (914) 967-0965.

11. Since children under 13 get free admission onto the beach, can I just let my kids go on the beach and I’ll watch them from the park?

No, all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the beach.

12. Can I get my money back if it starts to rain?

Fees are non-refundable. You must use your own judgement regarding paying entrance fees in uncertain weather conditions.  

13. Why can’t I bring my dog onto the beach?

The Commission has set this policy to avoid problem interactions with people and to insure sanitary conditions.  Documented Therapy/Seeing Eye Dogs are permitted. 

14. Why can’t we bring beverages in glass bottles onto the beach?

This rule is to insure the safety of people using the beach.  There can be no exceptions.

15. How can I arrange to have an event at one of the pavilions?

Brochures about renting a pavilion or beach barbecue area are available at the park office and at the offices of Rye Town in Port Chester.  

16. Can I bring a school/camp group here for nature study on the beach?

Yes, but you need to make arrangements in advance.  Call (914) 939-3006.

17. Can I go out and come back later the same day without having to pay again?

Yes, for both parking and beach access.  But you need to have a receipt showing today’s date; you can get this at the parking lot admission booth.  You can leave the beach and come back later the same day for no extra charge by getting a wrist bracelet at the beach access booth

18.No Fishing Allowed

Parking and Beach Access Fees For Rye Town Park

The park and beach are open to the general public.  You don’t have to be a resident to use the park.  Persons can pay on a daily basis or purchase season permits, which provide discounts to people planning to use the beach and park frequently.

Residents of Rye City, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck get discounts on both daily rates and season permits.

Non-residents of these communities can also buy season permits, at higher rates.

There are three categories of permits for residents and non-residents: Senior, Single, and Family.  

Parking Only permits can also be purchased, which provide for unlimited free parking during the beach season.

Daily rates for parking and beach access are higher on weekends than weekdays.

The daytime parking rates are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening parking rates run from 7 p.m. until the park closes.  Daytime beach access rates are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Late Afternoon beach access rates are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening Beach access rates are from 7 p.m until closing. Residents are free after 7 p.m for beach access.

See the complete chart of the 2019 daily and seasonal permit rates on the permits and fees page.

Pre-Season Operations: Starting May 3rd, the permit office is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre Season fees are charged for parking starting in April.