Editor's note: There are Memorial Day events in Bronxville sponsored by the Bronxville School PTA and by the Village of Bronxville and there are Memorial Day events in Eastchester sponsored by the Town of Eastchester. Elizabeth Peacock writes about the Bronxville PTA events. The events sponsored by the Village of Bronxville and the Town of Eastchester are summarized below that article. More information can be found about the Bronxville and Eastchester events in other articles in this issue.
By Elizabeth Peacock, Member, Bronxville School PTA
May 24, 2017: Come join us for the Bronxville PTA's Memorial Day Weekend activities, featuring a country fair on Friday, May 26, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the Bronxville School's front lawn.
Fifth-grader Violet Reichel submitted the winning logo design for 2017. The logo will be featured on t-shirts available during the apparel sale and country fair.
Memorial Day Events Sponsored by the Bronxville School PTA
Wednesday to Friday, May 24 to May 26
Apparel Sale, chaired by Kelly Connors and Sarah Pulkkinen: Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday, May 26, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on the front lawn.
Used-Book Sale, chaired by Sara Zelle Namkung: Wednesday, May 24 (Teacher Preview Day), from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm, Thursday, May 25, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday, May 26, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and during the country fair in the high school auditorium lobby.
Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26
Dollar Raffle Sale, chaired by Laura Pettee: Thursday, May 25, after school and Friday, May 26, after school and during the country fair on the front lawn.
Cupcake Café, chaired by Katrina Nay and Amanda Doherty: Thursday, May 25, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm and Friday, May 26, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm and during the country fair on the front lawn.
Friday, May 26
Memorial Day Country Fair and Food Fairway, chaired by Amy Korb, Linda Pagano, and Betsy Putnam: Friday, May 26, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the front lawn. Featuring the OSilas Gallery & Art School Tent with a special art project for children and an appearance by the New York Knicks Groove Truck. Additional attractions include rock climbing, rides, carnival games and prizes, inflatable obstacle courses, and bounce houses. Come for dinner and enjoy a bite in our tabled picnic area from Walter's Hot Dogs, Kona Ice, The Pizza Truck Company, Superlicious, and Bronxville's own Scarborough Fair.
Country fair bracelets are available online now at bronxvillepta.org. You can also check the Bronco Beat for a link to purchase bracelets directly. Pre-sale bracelets are $20. Bracelets purchased at the door will be $25. Ages 3-15 for all you can ride.
Bake-Off Competition, chaired by Megan Burke: Friday, May 26, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Awards are given for best pie, best cake, and best brownie/cookie; a grand prize is given for best all-around entry. Entries are presented from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, judging begins at 6:15 pm, and winners are announced at 7:00 pm. Sign up for the bake-off competition at bronxvillepta.org.
Saturday, May 27
James E. Kearney Run for Fun, chaired by Shannon Hurley Gangemi: Saturday, May 27, at 8:45 am at the flagpole. Register in advance at bronxvillepta.org and enjoy 20% off full-priced items at Bronxville Running Company with your paid registration or race bib.
Kids' Dash and Obstacle Course, chaired by Shannon Hurley Gangemi with a special host, Bronxville School's own Mr. Fisher: Saturday, May 27, at 9:30 am on Chambers Field track. Register at bronxvillepta.com.
Annual Dog Parade & Show, chaired by Ellie Rice: Saturday, May 27, at 11:00 am at the PTA Village on the front lawn. Your pampered pooch needs a parade! Don't miss the grooming, the show, and, of course, don't miss the parade! Register at bronxvillepta.com.
Sunday, May 28
The rain date for the country fair is Sunday, May 28.
Hope you will join us for all the festivities and thank you for supporting the Bronxville PTA!
Editor's note: The Village of Bronxville sponsors events on Memorial Day and the Town of Eastchester sponsors events on Saturday and Sunday.
Memorial Day Events Sponsored by the Village of Bronxville
Monday, May 29, Memorial Day
Memorial Day Parade: The annual Memorial Day parade begins sharply at 9:00 am. Those marching in the parade should gather on the west side of town by the train station by 8:45 am. The grand marshal will be Donald Gray.
Speech and Commemoration of War Dead: The mayor's speech and commemoration of war dead will be held on the front lawn of The Bronxville School at the end of the parade at around 9:45 am.
President John F. Kennedy Dedication Ceremony: After the speech and commemoration of the war dead, there will be a dedication ceremony on the village hall lawn that will be the first official recognition that Bronxville was home to President Kennedy's family from 1929 to 1941. A plaque will be unveiled and Bronxville will officially recognize its hometown president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Memorial Day Weekend Events Sponsored by the Town of Eastchester
Saturday, May 27
Commemoration of War Dead: There will be the annual Memorial Day ceremony conducted at the Holy Mount Cemetery on California Road beginning at 10:00 am. At the ceremony, there will be a reading of the names of war dead and the placement of wreaths. The group will then proceed to the town and village monuments for WWI, WWII, Korea/Vietnam, and the Robert C. Murray Medal of Honor for a brief ceremony at each with a placement of wreaths followed by a rifle volley and taps.
Sunday, May 28
Tribute to Veterans and War Dead: The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Veterans Ceremony Committee will be conducting an indoor ceremonial tribute to veterans at the Eastchester High School auditorium at 7:00 pm. Fallen hometown heroes will be honored with speakers including representatives from the Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe schools. The Eastchester High School Band will provide music before the ceremony.
Photo by A. Warner