RYE, N.Y. Playland Amusement Park's opening day and a special cooking class with mom highlight this weekend's events in Rye and Rye Brook.
Friday, May 11
YWCA's In the Company of Women: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sonia Manzano, Maria from "Sesame Street," will be the guest speaker at the YWCA's In the Company of Women event. Tickets to Westchester's largest networking event for women are $150. The event is open to all. Hilton Rye Town, 699 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook.
Saturday, May 12
Playland Opening Day: 11 a.m. The iconic Playland Amusement Park will open for the season, starting with a parade and entertainment at 11 a.m. The doors open at noon, and special $15 all-day tickets go on sale at 10:30 a.m. Playland Amusement Park, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye.
Rye Brook Farmers Market : 10 a.m. Rye Brook's indoor farmers market has more than a dozen vendors, including Gaias Breath Farm , Guyank Brand Sweet & Hot Pepper Sauces, Healthway Farms , Hummingbird Ranch and Big Girl Baking. AJP Senior Center, 32 Garibaldi Place, Rye Brook.
Mother's Day Special Cooking Class: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Port Chester chef Maria Reina is holding special Mother's Day cooking classes at Tarry Market. Children will learn to make a special Mother's Day brunch for mom. Children from second through fifth grades will be in the morning, and middle schoolers will be in the afternoon. Tarry Market, 179 N. Main St., Port Chester.
Why Whales Are Weird: 4 p.m. For $5 you can hear Ryes Joy Reidenberg, internationally recognized research scientist and TV star of science programming, speak about her pioneering research focused on the anatomy of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Meeting House, 624 Milton Road, Rye.
Rye YMCA's Fifth Grade Night Out: 7 p.m. The Rye Youth Council and the Rye YMCA are sponsoring a night out at the Y for area fifth-graders. The evening costs $10 a student and includes pizza, inflatables, Just Dance, music, swimming, a Velcro wall and other fun surprises. Rye YMCA, 21 Locust Ave., Rye.
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