One of the tombstones in the Town of Rye’s African American Cemetery where a Memorial Day Ceremony will take place Sat., May 23. See listing for details. Photo credit: Joan Grangenois-Thomas.
One of the tombstones in the Town of Rye’s African American Cemetery where a Memorial Day Ceremony will take place Sat., May 23. See listing for details. Photo credit: Joan Grangenois-Thomas.
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FRI., MAY 22

JOE LOUIS WALKER. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. World-class guitarist performs modern blues music. $15. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

CLADIES NIGHT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Friday, 7-9 p.m. Ages 18 & over (proof required). BYOB. This is a one-time class for adults interested in learning to use the potter's wheel. Cladies Night is a great date night or girls' night out. Participants can have fun and get their hands dirty while learning the potter's wheel. $50 fee includes clay and firing. Registration closes 2 days before class. Find a full listing by logging on to www.clayartcenter.org.

SAT., MAY 23

FAMILY PILGRIMAGE TO MARIAN SHRINE IN STONY POINT. Leave from Holy Rosary Church, Don Bosco Place. Port Chester. 8:30 a.m. Return at 5 p.m. A day filled with spiritual activities and friendship to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco. $10 per person. For reservations and information, contact Maria Sanchez at 914/565-5568.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY. Town of Rye's African American Cemetery, adjacent to Greenwood Union Cemetery, 215 North St., Rye. 10 a.m. Ceremony to remember and honor those buried at the cemetery. This year the committee is proud to announce the formation of a nonprofit entity, The Friends of the African American Cemetery, which will seek funding to maintain the site as well as create a place of learning and reflection for the entire community for generations to come. For additional information contact David Thomas at 914/886-5710 or dthomas1981@outlook.com.

SATURDAY DROP-IN CLAY CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Saturday. 2-4 p.m. A fun afternoon for ages 5-99. Spend an afternoon with friends, family or just for you while exploring your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists will guide featured weekly projects. Space is limited. Tickets, $25 for adults; $15 for children under 12, go on sale at the front desk 30 minutes prior to each session--first come, first served. There is also a $5 firing fee per piece. 914/937-2047.

ECHO STATION. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The band, which has Port Chester roots, plays rock n roll with sweet melodies. $10. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

MON., MAY 25

MEMORIAL DAY. Municipal offices of Rye Brook, Port Chester and the Town of Rye are closed today. Most banks, the library and the post office are closed and there is no mail delivery. Port Chester and Blind Brook schools are closed today. In Rye Brook Mon. garbage will be collected Tues., Tues. garbage will be collected Wed.; Wed., Thurs. & Fri. collections will remain the same. No green waste collection this week; however there will be bulk pickup. In Port Chester Mon. pickups shift to Tues., Tues. pickups shift to Wed., Thurs. & Fri. pickups are unchanged. No curbside trash and/or green waste pickup Wed., May 27.

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES AND PARADE. Village Marina at 8:45 a.m.: memorial service to honor those servicemen who served and died at sea. 9 a.m.: Color guard team firing and flowers will be strewn upon the water; then Taps will be played at William James Memorial Gateway Park on N. Main Street. 9:15 a.m.: Color guard and firing team then Taps at Vietnam War Memorial and Police Memorial, Lyon Park, corner of King Street and Putnam Avenue. 9:30 a.m.: color guard and firing team then Taps at Spanish War Memorial in Summerfield Park, King Street and Willett Avenue; 9:45 a.m.: color guard and firing team then Taps at Civil War Memorial, corner of Post Road and Pearl Street; 10 a.m.: firing team at American Legion Post 93 on Pearl Street; 10:45 a.m.: color guard and firing team then Taps at Korean War Memorial at Crawford Park, off North Ridge Street, Rye Brook; 11 a.m.: Ceremonies will begin at Veterans Memorial Park at N. Regent Street and Westchester Avenue. After ceremonies there will be a parade down Westchester Avenue.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS). 900 King St., Rye Brook. Every Monday. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Through weight monitoring, mutual support and education about healthy lifestyle choices, TOPS members work to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Sponsored by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. Log on to www.tops.org or call 203/863-4444.

TUES., MAY 26

71ST BAND NIGHT. Port Chester High School's Ryan Stadium, College Avenue, Port Chester. 5:30 p.m.: Band Night Barbecue fundraiser for the PCHS Band begins near the flag plaza. 7 p.m.: Twirler, pom-pom, flag, dance and spirit groups from each elementary school will perform. Then fourth and fifth grade to form the All Elementary School Band featuring "Firecracker March" and "Attack of the Garden Gnomes." Sixth Grade Band and Seventh & Eighth Grade Band will perform next, the first with the theme "Today's Pop" and the second with "The Music of Journey." The Pride of Port Chester, the PCHS Band, will conclude the evening's presentation with their 2014-15 field show "The Pirates of the Caribbean." Free admission. There will also be a special family-oriented clay workshop sponsored by the Clay Art Center. Rain dates: Wed., May 27 and Thurs., May 28.

BINGO. Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School Cafeteria, 136 S. Regent St., Port Chester. Every Tuesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m.

WED., MAY 27

THE LAWN BOYS. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $10. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

THURS., MAY 28

"URINETOWN" AUDITIONS. Crawford Park Mansion, 122 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook. Presented by the Port Chester Council for the Arts & the Port Chester Recreation Department. Two dance calls: 4:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Open to those entering grade 9-age 21 (as of Sept.). Directed by Julie Colangelo-Dore; musical direction by Cindy Moore and technical direction by Zach Dore. To sign up for a time slot email PCCFASummerShows2015@gmail.com. Please provide sheet music if the song is not from the show. There is a fee to participate.

GOOSE. Garcia's, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Ages 21 & over. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $10. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

ZUMBA. Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl., Rye Brook. Every Thursday. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Martha Oceguera, who also teaches at the Rye YMCA. Your first class is free. Classes will continue every Thursday. Come for a fun, exciting, high calorie-burning workout that feels like a party. Classes are open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. No dance experience required. Bring friends and meet new ones. For information, write to Martha Oceguera at zumba.w.martha@gmail.com.

FRI., MAY 29

1ST ANNUAL SHRED DAY. Customers Bank, 102 South Ridge St., Rye Brook. 2-5 p.m. Get rid of all those files and documents too sensitive to throw in the trash or recycle bin. A big shredding truck will be coming. Free. Maximum 8 banker boxes per person. Christian Sanchez: 914-908-4529 or ryeb@customersbank.com.

CLADIES NIGHT. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Friday, 7-9 p.m. Ages 18 & over (proof required). BYOB. This is a one-time class for adults interested in learning to use the potter's wheel. Cladies Night is a great date night or girls' night out. Participants can have fun and get their hands dirty while learning the potter's wheel. $50 fee includes clay and firing. Registration closes 2 days before class. Find a full listing by logging on to www.clayartcenter.org.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. Tonight & tomorrow night. Ages 18 & over. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The band continues The Grateful Dead concert experience. $35 & $45. www.thecapitoltheatre.com or www.ticketfly.com.

SAT., MAY 30

WEBER COMMUNITY GARDENS WORKSHOP. Weber Drive, Port Chester. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn the basic how-to's of starting a garden in this free workshop presented by WESPAC Foundation, a leading organization supporting food justice and access to fresh and affordable food for all. The workshop will cover the importance of creating healthy soil, what types of vegetables and herbs to grow in different seasons, garden plot layouts and design, how to maintain the garden by weeding, watering and pruning; how to harvest the vegetables and herbs and how to use the produce and prepare healthy meals. Sponsored by Port Chester Cares. For additional information, call 914/255-4856.

SATURDAY DROP-IN CLAY CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Every Saturday. 2-4 p.m. A fun afternoon for ages 5-99. Spend an afternoon with friends, family or just for you while exploring your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists will guide featured weekly projects. Space is limited. Tickets: $25 for adults; $15 for children under 12, go on sale at the front desk 30 minutes prior to each session--first come, first served. There is also a $5 firing fee per piece. 914/937-2047.

UNITY MOSAIC. Community Room, 45 Traverse Ave., Port Chester. Today, June 6 & 20. 2-4 p.m. Free. Residents of the Purdy Avenue, Traverse Avenue and Weber Drive housing sites are invited to express themselves creatively with the help of professional teaching artists from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester. During these workshops adults, teens, seniors and children will create unique clay tiles celebrating unity, family, community and home. Residents carve, stamp and glaze 6"x6" tiles with images of family members, spring flowers and their homes. The tiles will be installed in a ceramic mosaic beautifying the Purdy Avenue building in 2015. 937-5550.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. See May 29 listing.

SUN., MAY 31

3RD RELAY FOR LIFE. Port Chester Middle School, Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook. 12-8 p.m. The Port Chester-Rye Brook communities will come together for this event. Start or join a team. Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Port Chester-Rye Brook is one of more than 5,000 communities across the U.S. taking part in this event. Relay for Life is a place where friends, families, neighbors and cancer survivors and their caregivers can find hope and healing all while supporting one another and rallying around this common cause. All members of the community are invited to come and check out this event. www.relayforlife.org/PortChesterRyeBrookNY.

FOR KIDS

Ongoing

YOUTH CLASSES. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester. Creatures in Clay, Clay Kitchen, Tween Wheel and Teen Wheel. For information go to www.clayartcenter.org.

Camps

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP. Rye Hills Park, Rye Brook. June 29-Aug. 17, 4-6 p.m. For K-8th graders. Sponsored by Rye Brook Recreation. TGA Premier Golf Camps offer an unforgettable experience by combining expert instruction, course play and exciting activities that keep students engaged. Each day of camp will include station-based instruction (full swing, chipping and putting), rules & etiquette and character development lesson, fun games and contests. $329. Sign up at register.community pass.net. For questions, call 939-3235.

RYE BROOK REBELS AA U BASKETBALL CAMP. Blind Brook High School Gym, 840 King St., Rye Brook. Aug. 17-21. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For 4th-9th grade boys and girls. This intense, high-energy basketball camp is designed to teach and develop specific offensive and defensive skills necessary to become a varsity-level player. Players will be grouped according to age, skill level and experience for speed, strength and player development training. Program will involve daily stations that focus on skills and fundamentals including footwork, shooting, ball-handling, three point shooting, one-on-one moves, passing, rebounding, man-to-man and team defense and transition basketball. Players will improve their shooting technique and form plus learn how to shoot off screens, off the dribble and create space in order to get their shot off. $245 if paid by June 19; $295 thereafter. Fee includes AAU t-shirt and basketball. Instructor: Manny Martinez, BB Varsity Coach. Make checks payable to Rye Brook Recreation and mail to Rye Brook Recreation, 938 King St., Rye Brook, NY 10573.

FOR SENIORS

Wed., May 27

EMPIRE CITY CASINO. Rye Brook Seniors. Bus departs AJP at 9:30 a.m. and Yonkers at 3:15 p.m. 20 person limit. $2; $4 for non-residents. 914/939-7904.

Every Tues. & Thurs.

FREE GENERAL FITNESS AND STRENGTH TRAINING. Rye Brook Seniors, Posillipo Center, 32 Garibaldi Pl., Rye Brook. 9:30 a.m. Free for Rye Brook Senior Center members; $2 for non-residents. Treat your body to an aerobic workout concentrating on building muscle mass and stronger bones. To register, call the Rye Brook Senior Center at 914/939-7904.

First Mon. every month

MONDAYS WITH SOLE RYEDERS. Beauty Bar & Salon, 8 Bowman Ave., Port Chester. By appointment 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tri-state women undergoing cancer treatment will receive complimentary pre-chemo haircuts, wig styling, massages, reflexology, manicures, make-up consultations, relaxation and emotional support from survivors and other women going through cancer treatment. All clients will receive a special bag filled with practical and pampering items such as soft chemo hats, beauty products, comfort items and more. Homemade snacks will be provided. To make an appointment call 914/412-4884 or email mondayswithsoleryeders@gmail.com.

Every Monday

ZUMBA. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-2 p.m. For information call 939-4975.

Every other Monday

MUSIC SINGALONGS. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-2 p.m. For information call 939-4975.

1st & 3rd Tuesday

TAI CHI. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Instructor is Domingo Colon. Open to Port Chester seniors. 939-4975.

Every Wed., Thurs. & Sat.

BINGO. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-3 p.m. For information call 939-4975.

Every Thursday

SENIOR BENEFITS INFORMATION CENTER. Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Trained counselors are available to help adults 55 and over and those caring for the elderly achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage. Please bring your Medicare card as well as any other insurance card you may have. 914/269-7131.

Every Friday

ART CLASSES. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 939-4975.

MAH JONG CLASSES. Port Chester Senior Community Center, 220 Grace Church St., Port Chester. 1-2 p.m. 939-4975.