Triathlon In Rye Brook Expect Traffic Delays

Rye Brook PDOn Sunday, September 27th, the Jarden Westchester Triathalon will travel through Rye Brook beginning at 7:00 am until 11:00 am.

Traffic will be affected on King Street from Upper Lincoln Avenue to Anderson Hill Road and will continue on Anderson Hill Road to Lincoln Avenue, Westchester Avenue, Bowman Avenue into Harrison on Purchase Street.

Expect traffic delays and intermittent road closures.

You can find a map of the entire race route at the Ride with GPS web site  here  


Backwards in High Heels at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

Backwards in High Heels Photo courtesy of: Westchester Broadway Theatre
Backwards in High Heels
Photo courtesy of: Westchester Broadway Theatre

If you are looking for something fun to do, go and see Backwards in High Heels at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. This is a great show that you will not want to miss.

Backwards In High Heels  tells the story of Ginger Rogers’ public and private life. This musical shows how the duo of  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers came together. Rogers’ said,“Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did — backwards and in high heels.”

Ginger’s career began when she won a Charleston contest in her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, at age 15.  Ginger made her Broadway debut three years later and quickly became a star.

Ginger danced  in a string of 1930s films, and partnered with Fred Astaire. She won an Oscar for her title role in “Kitty Foyle”. Along the way, she had relationships and  many husbands.  Her most  important relationship was with her mother.

Darien  Crago portrays Ginger Rogers and  not only wears beautiful costumes but boy can she dance.  This was Crago’s first time at Westchester Broadway Theatre and she loved it. “The intimate setting makes it more exhilarating and fun,” said Crago.

Erika Amato who portrayed Lela also is debuting at Westchester Broadway Theatre. Amato loves being at Westchester Broadway Theatre. ” Portraying Lela is great, it’s such a juicy acting part and I love it. I have done dinner theatre and it’s great.”  Amato loved loved the costumes

This musical debuted in 2007 at the Florida Stage in West Palm Beach. The show broke box office records in its World Premiere production and has had numerous heralded performances around the country.

Backwards in High Heels is currently at the Westchester Broadway Theatre and will be there until September 20th. This is a MUST see!

For Reservations:  Call (914)-592-2222. or click here.


Review of “Weird Al” at The Capitol Theatre

This review was written by Michael Greenberg.

“Weird Al” Yankovic performed at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Thursday, July 30 Photo courtesy of:

“Weird Al” Yankovic performed at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Thursday, July 30

“Weird Al” Yankovic performed at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Thursday, July 30

You knew it was going to be an odd concert right from the start.

As the lights dimmed at showtime, the large video screen behind the stage at the Capitol Theatre came to life. There was the night’s headliner, “Weird Al” Yankovic, out and about in the streets of Port Chester, singing the opening number. His attire, which included a garish multicolored jacket, suited the song choice: “Tacky,” a parody of the Pharrell Williams hit, “Happy.” The camera followed him as he entered a side entrance, passed through backstage areas, and strolled into the seating area, where he was greeted by his adoring fans.

With hits that have spanned four decades, Weird Al’s fan base is as diverse as his wardrobe. People of all ages filled the theatre for the two hour set, as Yankovic and his band played selections from throughout his career. And with each new tune came a different costume. From an octopus with an ice cream hat (“Perform This Way”), to a Devo-style jumpsuit and goggles (“Dare to Be Stupid”), to his famous “Fat” suit, audience members expecting a comedian set to music were also treated to a visual feast.

But costume changes take time, and audiences can be impatient. This is where the video screen once again came in handy, broadcasting snippets of Yankovic appearances and mentions throughout television and film history. In case you haven’t been paying attention, there are a ton of them. Also thrown in were a couple of comedy shorts. To get a taste, search for Yankovic’s “duet” opposite the Academy Award winning performance of J.K. Simmons in Whiplash.

With a song catalog in the hundreds, this night’s concert was barely going to scratch the surface, so Weird Al utilized the medley format to cram as much variety into the show as possible. During once such aggregate, he and his band met at center stage to perform acoustic, lounge-style versions of “Eat It,” “I Lost on Jeopardy” (complete with the Don Pardo voiceover), “I Love Rocky Road,” and the ultimate lounge-singer song, “Like a Surgeon.”

Each of Yankovic’s albums have contained a polka medley of current radio hits, and his latest collection, Mandatory Fun, is no exception. Performed against a backdrop of the original videos, “NOW That’s What I Call Polka!” included versions of “Gangnam Style,” “Call Me Maybe,” “Timber,” and “Sexy and I Know It.”

As the night approached its conclusion, some more recognizable tracks made their appearance. “White and Nerdy,” “Amish Paradise,” and “Word Crimes” were all crowd favorites, the most recent gaining popularity by way of viral video.

For his encore, Yankovic capped off an entertaining night by bringing out a cast of Stormtroopers, Jedis, and Darth Vader himself to accompany him during his two Star Wars tributes: “The Saga Begins,” and “Yoda.”

And as that venerable film franchise continues to churn out installments, so does Weird Al, bridging generations with ever-evolving material.

Learning Express Now Open In Rye Brook

Learning Express is now open in the Rye Ridge Plaza. Photo courtesy of: Rye Ridge Plaza
Learning Express is now open in the Rye Ridge Plaza.
Photo courtesy of: Rye Ridge Plaza

Rye Ridge Plaza is happy to inform everyone that Learning Express is now open!

Learning Express Toys are known for their  dazzling array of specialty toys, games galore, children’s books, mind blowing science kits, lots of Lego, Melissa & Doug, and all things kids love to play with.

Always free gift wrapping & free personalizing, awesome goody bags, and birthday gift registry.

Your neighborhood toy store is now open at its new location!

Now is the time to come by and check out what’s new at Learning Express!

Lester’s Boys and Men Now Open at Rye Ridge Plaza

Lester's is now open in the Rye Ridge Plaza. Photo courtesy of: Lester's
Lester’s is now open in the Rye Ridge Plaza.
Photo courtesy of: Lester’s

Rye Ridge is happy to announce that Lester’s, the fashion retailer known for more than 65 years has opened a brand new space dedicated to boys sizes 8-20 and men’s clothing, footwear and accessories, on August 4th.

The new Lester’s Boys & Men’s store will be adjacent to Lester’s 11,000 square foot Rye Brook location at 18 Rye Ridge Plaza which opened one year ago.

“The opening of our new Boys and Men’s store emerged out of a dialogue with our customers about how better to meet the specific style profile of under-served, style-conscious high school through twenty-something young men,” says Perry Schorr , Lester’s Owner and CEO. “We applied what has been a successful model for our kids, juniors and women’s contemporary business and created a unique and dynamic environment all their own with the all latest styles and brands they seek from everyday casual cool to well-tailored styles forgoing out.”

There  was a ‘soft’ opening on August 4th, & the grand opening celebration is timed with their kick-off of the back-to-school shopping season on Thursday, August 20 and will feature entertainment, raffles, food and more. Come on over and stop by!

Swim Across America’s Success in Rye

Swim Across America Photo By: Pamela Stern
Swim Across America
Photo By: Pamela Stern

Swim Across America Inc., [SAA] is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.

Swim Across America held two events in Rye. The first one took place on July 11th at the Westchester County Club. There were 28 swimmers and they raised $15,000. This is a huge success. Beautiful weather was a key factor in making the day a success.

The second event was held on Thursday July 23rd at the Coveleigh Club.  This event was exclusively for Coveleigh members and their guests.


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