School Vacation Week Film: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin…and More Stories for Young Musicians
Wednesday, February 18, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
A lone trombone playing solo is joined by various instruments, one by one, to create a joyous music performance in the lead story Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin. Other stories includeMusical Max, by Robert Kraus; The Star Spangled Banner, illustrated by Richard Spier and performed by Aretha Franklin; Keeping House, written by Wendy Smith; andApartment Three, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.
For children ages 3 and up. 60 minutes.
Ossie Davis Theater, Main Library.
School Vacation Week Live Performance: Peter and the Wolf and Meet the Woodwinds!
Wednesday, February 18, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Wonderful music performed by the Lehman Woodwind Quintet, with a narrator, relates the classic tale of a boy’s colorful adventure in the forest. The spirited young Peter, his grumbling grandfather, fabulous forest friends, and the menacing wolf come alive, to the delight of all audience members. The performance will involve lots of audience interaction and fun. A great introduction to musical instruments!
Appropriate for children in Pre-K and up. Ossie Davis Theater, Main Library. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
BID Family Day: African Dance and Drum Performance
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
The fabulous culminating performance of the seven-week African Dance and Drum Workshops led by Anthony Wooden of Bokandeye Dance, starring members of his troupe. The traditional movements and rhythms of African village life reverberate throughout the theater! This annual event is always filled-to-capacity – so be sure to arrive early.
Made possible by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District in partnership with the Public Library, the City School District and the Department of Parks & Recreation.
Free. First-come, first-served, to the capacity of the 138-seat Ossie Davis Theater. Free.
Downtown New Rochelle: Master Developer Announced
The City of New Rochelle announced the selection of RDRXR as master developer for the largest and most significant economic development initiative in the city’s history. In its new capacity, RDRXR will work with the city and its residents to finalize the creation of a consensus-driven, mixed-use, transit-oriented proposal based on a preliminary blueprint outlined by RDRXR that spans multiple sites and would dramatically re-shape New Rochelle’s downtown, while also spurring economic growth and job creation for the entire region.