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Playland hosts first responders weekend

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites everyone to celebrate the final weekend of the Playland season with a special thank you to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel with the First Responders Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, from noon to 7 p.m.

In honor of Westchester County’s first responders, Playland is offering one free ride wristband and one guest wrist band for first responders on Sept. 9 through Sept. 10 from noon to 7 p.m. File photo

“It seems fitting as we approach the anniversary of 9/11 that we honor the people who instinctively run toward an emergency rather than away from it,” Astorino said. “These are the folks who are trained in emergency procedures and are prepared to move quickly to the scene of an accident or disaster. As we return to school and work routines, let’s take some time to enjoy a little extra bit of sunshine while we thank these brave individuals for their selflessness and heroism.”

Each first responder will receive one ride wristband plus an additional wristband for one guest. First responders must present proof of service at time of entry. Ride admission bands will be $15 per person per day. Parking is $10 per day.

First responders can also book a barbecue either day from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for only $15 per person. The barbecue is available to first responders and their immediate family members only. For booking and information call 813-7016. Reserve your spot by Sept. 1. Limited on site sales will be available.

Spectator admission (no rides) is free for Westchester County residents and $10 for non-residents. Acceptable proof of Westchester residency is a Westchester County Park Pass; New York State driver’s license or non-driver I.D.; or a photo I.D. or report card from a Westchester County school.

Playland is located at the end of Playland Parkway in Rye. For public bus transportation, go to WestchesterGov.com/beelinebus.

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