We offer a variety of events and projects in the Westchester community that offer visibility, family support, youth engagement, and learning opportunities. We've offered workshops at houses of workship, connected with advocacy groups across the state, helped school communities address issue of language in the classroom, and much more. Below are our 2023 events.
Crawford Park Crossing
The Town of Rye and pRYEde will work with local students and community members to create a “Rainbow Crossing” (crosswalk) directly in front of their flagship property, the Crawford Park Mansion Community Center. Painting will occur in May with official unveiled/revealed at the Official Pride Month Flag Raising at Crawford Park on Friday, June 2, 2023
We invite middle and high School students to participate in our 3rd annual Youth Led Community Mural Project. Students from many towns and schools brainstorm and then paint a large outdoor mural that will be shared in public parks and community locations throughout our area. Local artist Donna Wundeler will guide the prokect. There are ample opportunities for planning and / or painting. All skill levels welcome. The will be unveiled as part of Pride Fair and Parade Celebration at Rye Town Park on Saturday June 10th.
Pride Parade / Festival
Rye Town Park will celebrate Pride on the morning of Saturday June 10th - with our biggest, most joyous celebration yet. The event will include a festival with music, stations led by community organizations, a parade along the Long Island Sound, and our annual pride flag raising. We are looking for a small group of students to work with pRYEde, the parks director and local elected officials from the Town of Rye to plan this event.
This spring, we launched an adult book group to connect over diverse text. In support with the Rye Free Reading Room, we invite all to join.