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BID Receives $50K Grant Donation from Green Mountain “Sun Club” for Solar Energy Public Art Installation

Grant combines arts with clean energy to energize downtown


A $50,000 grant to the City of New Rochelle’s Business Improvement District from the Green Mountain Energy “Sun Club” will light the way for a unique public art display in the center of the downtown, powered entirely by the sun. Joining Mayor Noam Bramson in making the announcement were City Councilman Ivar Hyden, Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon, BID Director Ralph DiBart and Tony Napolillo, Sun Club Program Manager for Green Mountain Energy.

The outdoor art project will begin this spring and be installed in the vicinity of Library Green, the home of the BID Downtown Farmers Market, of which Green Star Energy has been a sponsor since its inception. Read More

“Jazz Meets Classical” by Soundview

April 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm


Alexander McCabe’s musical ensemble, Soundview, uses elements of Western Classical music and jazz to create a unique sound. The concert will open with standards from the traditional classical repertoire, followed by jazz selections from the American songbook. The finale will be a performance of an original composition by McCabe, which was influenced by these two styles of music and is based on interplay between the wind instruments and improvisation by McCabe and members of the rhythm section.  Soundview is comprised of its founder, Alexander McCabe (composer and alto saxophone), Dominique Soucy- Piscetelli (flute), Susan Lafever (french horn), John Frisch (oboe and flute), Morrie Sherry (clarinet), Paul Odeh (piano), Chris Haney (bass), and Barbara Merjan (drums).

Ossie Davis Theater

Made possible by the Lillian Robbins and Rick Englander Memorial Fund.

Suggested Donation: $2.00

Comedy Competition, hosted by Angela Cobb, will take place April 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Alvin and Friends


The final round of the Comedy Competition, hosted by Angela Cobb, will take place April 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Alvin and Friends, 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle. At the end of the competition, the winner will be crowned the funniest comedian/comedienne in Westchester.  The Festival will be celebrating “Women in Comedy” at the 8:00 pm show. Headlining will be actress/producer/comedienne Rain Pryor, who has appeared at comedy venues such as Caroline’s in New York City and is the host of Rise and Shine on ARISE TV. This will be followed by a performance from Trena B Real. The featured artist for the evening will be Regina DeCicco, runner-up of the 2014 Westchester Comedy Festival.

This event is part of the The 2nd Annual Westchester Comedy Festival Click Here for more festival details.

Part of the proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets online or for sponsorship opportunities, For more information, call (914) 338-9397.

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.

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