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‘Sound Explosion’ at RAC; At the Y; Welcome Geoff Tischman

Five things you need to know on hump day.

‘Sound Explosion’ at RAC; At the Y; Welcome Geoff Tischman

1.    At the Y This Week

The Rye YMCA is holding a School Holiday Fun Club on Wed., Sept. 26 and a Special Needs Family Day on Sat., Sept. 29. 

2. Rye Arts Center featuring Roger Ball
“September Sound Explosion,” by the John Fumasoli/Bill Harris sextet, featuring Roger Ball, co-founder of Average White Band. Visit www.ryeartscenter.org for more information or call (914) 967-0700.

From RAC: Fumasoli and Harris, long time musical cohorts, will present a show consisting of hot jazz standards, original compositions and high energy funk and R&B. Fumasoli and Harris have done live performances with the Rippingtons, Gerry Mulligan, Jose Feliciano, The Jones Factor, Saxual Harrisment and recorded with Average White Band, Marion Meadows, Robbie Dupree and Bob Baldwin. Roger Ball, co-founder, former band member and writer of “AWB’s” famous hit “Pick Up the Pieces” will be performing with the group. Roger’s arranging and performing credits include work with Badfinger, Elton John, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, and Michael and Randy Brecker to name a few. The powerfully melodic horn sounds/harmonies are their forte. Visit their websites at: www.johnfumasoliandthejonesfactor.com.and  www.saxbro.com. Reservations requested. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. 

3. Welcome Geoff Tischman

Welcome to local professional photographer and volunteer photographer for animal adoption organizations Geoff Tischman, who is Rye Patch’s latest Local Voices Blogger. Geoff has two blog posts with photos of adorable pets up for adoption. Check them out here.

4. Laber Foundation for the Arts Fundraiser

The new Laber Foundation will hold its kick off fundraisers on Sept. 29 at St. Thomas Church at 168 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY. All funds will go towards the St. Thomas children’s choir to buy new drums and to Our Lady of Fatima in Yonkers, to help them keep their arts and music program this school year. Our Lady of Fatima is at risk of closing down and the Laber’s hope their contribution can help them stay afloat. The event will also feature The New York Vagabonds with Kat Citron, Julia Laber and Jennifer Ricci.

Read more about the organization here.

5.  Rye City 5th and 6th Grade Fall Festival

The City of Rye is throwing a Fall Fest for grades 5 and 6 on Fri., Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Rye Recreation Park. There is a $25 fee for residents only.

Popcorn, cotton candy and soft drinks to be served, and games, rides, skate park, and more will be offered. 

There is limited space available so call Rye Rec to register now. 

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