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Rye Brook Sets The Stage For Autumn Activities

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – With summer winding down and autumn just around the corner, a new recreation season will soon begin in Rye Brook. Here are some of the activities your children can look forward to in the coming months.

Sports and Recreation

Youth basketball is offering a pre-season offensive clinic, offensive/defensive skills clinic, boys clinic and girls middle and high school clinic beginning in September. Your young athletes can sign up for basketball programs available for grades second through seventh for boys as well as second through ninth for girls. All basketball program participants must attend a ratings session through September and October to participate. All ratings will take place in the Ridge Street School New Gym.

Youth tennis will begin this fall from peewee to high school age. All players must have their own racket. All programs are held at the Pine Ridge Park Tennis Courts.

Other activities include ice skating sessions for first through eighth grade boys and girls at Playland Ice Casino; youth bowling for second through ninth graders at AMF White Plains Bowl; youth lacrosse for grades one through five at Ridge Street School Baseball Field; and a piano program for kids ages six through 13 as well as adults at the Anthony J. Posillipo Community Center.

The Recreation Department’s “Teen Center” will give seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to play ping pong, pool, cards, board games, listen to music and dance. A contract and application are required for membership. Trips and events will be announced during the year.

For your little ones, Mid-Day Kinderplay offers kids the chance to do arts and crafts, play games and socialize until they go to a full day of school on Oct. 1. Rye Brook peewee soccer, Kindergarten and first grade floor hockey and pre-travel soccer programs are all available for sign-up.

Halloween in the Park

Your little ghouls and goblins can walk a haunted trail at Rye Hills Park at Halloween in the Park, set for Sat. Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. The trail will be set up within the park and 100 of the trick-or-treaters will receive goodie bags at its conclusion. Parking for the event will be at Crawford Park.

Annual Coat Drive Beginning

The third annual “Paula’s Pals” Coat Drive in memory of Paula Paniccia-Bertolacci will begin Sept. 24 and run through Dec. 14. Collection boxes will be placed around town for residents do drop off their clean, reusable coats. Coats will then be distributed to the Carver Center in Port Chester to be provided to local neighbors in need.

Paniccia-Bertolacci, who died in January 2012, had made a goal of donating 150 coats. Collection boxes will be located at the Rye Brook Recreation Department, inside Village Hall at 938 King St., Rye Brook; Anthony J. Posillipo Community Center, 32 Garibaldi Place, Rye Brook; Port Chester Middle School, 113 Bowman Ave., Rye Brook; and Park Avenue School, Park Avenue, Port Chester.

Online registration for all events begins Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9:30 p.m. For more information on all activities, visit the Rye Brook Recreation Department online.

Check back with The Rye Daily Voice and The Port Chester Daily Voice later this week for a list of programs and activities aimed at adults in Rye Brook.

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