Check out the Parade downtown!
It’s an annual holiday tradition...the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s Thanksgiving Parade! The fun returns on November 18th when the parade runs from North Avenue along Main Street downtown. Parade balloons include Mighty Mouse, Tom the Turkey, Baby Smurf, The Grinch, Bert & Ernie and more making this a can’t miss downtown family activity! Stay up to date on parade details by following the Chamber HERE
The City has released a calendar of upcoming public events. Access it here: download our fall events calendar.
What Are You Doing
for Small Business Saturday?
It’s been said that local business generates 70 percent more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail. Our downtown certainly has plenty of local mom and pops that make downtown special, from Liebman’s to the Only Mart to the Curtain Shop. Small Business Saturday will take place immediately after Thanksgiving. Please consider spending some time downtown with our homegrown merchants on that day. And if you’re a downtown business that would like to participate in American Express’s official Small Business Saturday program, you can access a free customized sales kits and other support for businesses.
Look What’s Opened Downtown!
New Roc Social Bar & Lounge at 16 Memorial Highway offers a wide selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails, along with paninis and small plates (think: avocado salad, charcuterie platter or fries with truffle oil.) You’ll find traditional Colombian favorites in a warm familial atmosphere at Columbian House, 585 Main Street. Nearby, Vento Bistro at 282 Huguenot St features a seasonal seafood menu and plenty of wine for pairing.
A hearty welcome to all!
IDEA New Rochelle Featured Again!
Westchester Magazine recently featured our work with the Interactive Digital Environments Alliance (IDEA) to develop a vibrant new Arts and Technology District. For more information on IDEA, please visit: www.ideanewrochelle.org
Call for Artist Submissions
As part of New Rochelle's ongoing commitment to public art, the The Municipal Arts Commission and the City’s Department of Development recently announced an open call for artists to submit designs that can be applied to three dimensional sculptures of the "Ideally Yours" logo. Winning designs will be displayed throughout New Rochelle's downtown area. More information, including the submission form, is available HERE
R.M. Fischer Sculpture Moves to Downtown New Rochelle From L.A.
Solar Energy to Power Artwork Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club and New Rochelle BID
A 7.5-ton sculpture by internationally known artist R. M. Fischer was dedicated Saturday in its new home atop the hill in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green. The sculpture previously enriched the Los Angeles headquarters of Sony Studios. Read More
Take a walk downtown and enjoy the...
A Self-Guided Mobile Tour through 325 Years of Americana
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MAP
Evidence of nearly every stage of New Rochelle’s remarkable 325+ year heritage and American history can be experienced in the city’s downtown business district. The area that seems to physically radiate from the train station was actually settled nearly two centuries before the first train roared into town in 1848, making this downtown one of the country’s earliest. CLICK HERE to read more!