Serving Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook
Love Was in the Air in Rye Brook
What better way to say "I love you" than in a song from the heart. More than 150 people gathered at Atria Senior Living in Rye Brook to hear Phoebe McBride Madden and her singing partner Michael DiMuccio sing love songs from Broadway musicals. The February show was brought to the residents of Rye Brook through the generosity of the Fanny & Svante Knistrom Foundation.
Ian Gallagher Delights with Tunes From Ireland
n March, lovers of Irish music gathered at Westchester Burger Company, Rye Brook, to sing and dance to the music of Ian Gallagher and his band. The event was also brought to the community by the Knistrom Foundation. Pictured on the left is Gillian Tracy of Rye Brook with Ian. On the right, SPRYE Executive Director Marie Johnson, Gillian, Mary Ann Basone of Rye Brook and SPRYE Board Secretary Michele Thomas.
John Cunningham Reads From "Pretending to Be Someone Else" to a Packed House
Stage and screen actor John Cunningham read from his soon to be released memoirs to a large gathering at the Wainwright House. Pictured above is SPRYE Board member and Co-chair of the Program Committee Isobel Perry, John and his wife Carolyn. Interest in John's career and forthcoming memoir was so great that part two will be scheduled in the fall.
More Rye Brook News
High School Musical
Port Chester resident Dolores Anselmo stopped by the SPRYE office to pick up her tickets to see the comedy musical "The Wedding Singer" at the Blind Brook High School.
Dolores believes in being active in the community and enjoys attending plays and musicals in and around NY.
SPRYE Board member Kathy Carley-Spanier
visted the King
Street Rehab and called Bingo
for some of the residents. As
Director of Community Health
at Greenwich Hospital, Kathy
encourages participation in games
and activities to keep the mind
SPRYE Visits The
SPRYE board members recently visited the Westchester Children's Museum at Playland. Executive Director Tracy Kay gave a tour of the museum with WCM Board President
Carolyn Carr-Spencer. Children, parents and grandparents are certain to enjoy creating memories at the museum.
Board Members in Action
SPRYE thanks the Rye Recreation staff and Superintendent Sally Rogol for the use of the conference room, where our monthly board meetings are held.
Why I Volunteer
Rye resident Joan Gibbons shares why she donates a couple of hours a week teaching yoga.
I like to give back to the community," said SPRYE member Joan Gibbons when asked why she volunteers her time offering yoga instruction twice a week.
"Yoga is a way of life for me," she explained, adding she's been teaching yoga for 35 years. Joan offers the one hour classes at the Port Chester-Rye Brook library,
where she has gained a strong following.
"Yoga improves posture, balance and flexibility. It's proven to lower blood pressure as well, " said Joan.
Joan reminds everyone that classes this spring are every Monday at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 11:30 a.m. She also advises to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
The sessions are free and open to the public.
The spring session ends June 14.
Look for future emails to learn when the fall sessions begin.
Joan Gibbons leading a recent yoga class at
the Port Chester-Rye Brook Library.
Calendar for May-August 2019
Please make sure to
RSVP: 914-481-5706. The monthly program at Wainwright House is free and open to the general public.
Rides are available to all programs for members only.
Friday, May 10, Noon.
Current events at Ruby's Oyster Bar on Purchase Street. Interesting and topical subjects discussed over lunch. New topics every month. Pay for own lunch. Call SPRYE if you wish to attend. SPRYE members only.
Wednesday, May 15, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Pam McGuire will speak at the Wainwright House about her recent trip to Asia called "Inside Vietnam and Cambodia: From Hanoi to Angkor Wat." Pam will share photos and engaging stories from her visit.
FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Pam McGuire and a student
she met during her travels to Asia
Saturday, May 18, 2:30 p.m.
Special screening of the feature documentary "Lives Well Lived" at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue.
The film explores the lives of older
adults between 75-100 years old
who are living their lives to their
Thursday, June 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
SPRYE Annual Member Picnic, Rye Town Park Pavilion. 95 Dearborn Ave.
Thursday, July 18, 11:00 a.m. Bruce Museum
guided tour of the exhibit "Summer with the Averys." Paintings by Milton, his wife Sally and their daughter March. Car pool will be available if needed. Call the SPRYE office if you wish to attend.
Admission $12 with tour.
At the Library
Sunday, May 12, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Paul Hicks will discuss his latest book "The Litchfield Law School: Guiding the New Nation" at the Rye Free Reading Room. Paul makes a convincing case that the law school provided the most innovative and successful legal education program in the country for almost fifty years.
FREE and open to the public.
SAVE THE DATE
SPRYE FALL BENEFIT
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Honorees at SPRYE's 8th Annual Benefit in October will be the Senior Centers of Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. Each center provides engaging activities, services and programs for older adults.
SPRYE Summer Special
For New Members!
Join SPRYE this summer and receive a
15-month membership for the price of one year
That's right! SPRYE will add
months to a membership, full or
associate level for new members
Offer starts on June 1 and
ends August 30 so don't delay!
Call SPRYE at 914-481-5706 for details
Welcome New Volunteers!
Susan and Edward Van Dolsen