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Five Things for the Week Ahead: Parades, Lectures, Music and Sales

What you need to know for the week of May 28, 2012.

1.) Patch wishes you all a pleasant and relaxing Memorial Day. Locally you can catch Memorial Day celebrations in New Rochelle and Pelham.  In New Rochelle, there's a ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. today, followed by a parade and a picnic. In Pelham, the parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and is followed by a ceremony. Click on the links for details. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site in Mount Vernon is also hosting “Soldiers’ Stories & Songs.’ The site will be open, regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with walking tours recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery. There will also be talks, music, and  living history demonstrations.

2.) On Wednesday, May 30, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of its HVAC geothermal project. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Rev. Stephen Michie will say a few words to bless the start of the construction work, which will be going on through the summer.
 
3.) On Wednesday, May 30, St. Paul’s National Historic Site is hosting a presentation and discussion about the many connections between St. Paul's Church and the Civil War of 1861-65. The event takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

4.) Bronxville’s “Spring Sidewalk Sale” begins at on Friday, June 1 ans Saturday, June 2. There will be outdoor and in-store sales. Saturday will feature a street fair on Park Place, that will include live entertainment, children's activities, food, raffles, giveaways, and free chair massages. There is free parking in Kraft Ave lot and Garden Ave on both days. Check out www.bronxvillechamber.com for more details.

5.) will present singer, songwriter, and musician Maya Caballero for , from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Caballero has a whimsical 1920’s ragtime/Dixieland sound that encompasses the bossa nova, folk, and blues influences of her travels in France and the American Southwest. A self-taught musician born and raised in New York City, Caballero plays guitar and will be accompanied by a full band. Tickets are $8; $5 for seniors and children from 6-17; and free for members.

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