Downtown is chock-full of activities and events twelve months of the year. Also check Entertainment, Movie Listings and the New Rochelle Public Library calendar. Note: Events listed are subject to change. Check calendar monthly for updates. View our Event Gallery!
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September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2016
Fleur De Lis Parade
Fifteen fleur-de-lis sculptures -- five-foot- tall fiberglass sculptures, each individually decorated by a local artist -- are installed around downtown New Rochelle , a project which grew out of the city’s 325th anniversary celebration. The project is a collaboration between the the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) ,New Rochelle Council on the Arts, and the City of New Rochelle.
November 10, 2014 - December 3, 2014
EXHIBIT: Over There, Over Here: World War I Posters and New Rochelle’s Part in the Great War - November 10 – December 3, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, the “Great War” that that involved all the world’s major economic powers and claimed over 10 million lives. NRPL presents a commemorative exhibit of twenty World War I posters loaned by a private collector, and archival photographs and items from of the library’s local history collection...
November 23, 2014
Gospel Concert: Giving Thanks Sunday, November 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
The award-winning, Mount Vernon Interfaith Community Choir will perform a joyous, moving concert of Gospel music to set the tone for the upcoming holiday season. Comprised of magnificent singers representing various local houses of worship and many socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, the choir has been enthralling, inspiring, and uniting audiences since it was formed for the Mount Vernon Arts on Third Festival in 2000. Directed by founder Maureen Wilson, the choir has appeared on nation television and in prominent programs from Westchester, NY to Miami, FL. A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door. Seating is on first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the 138-seat Ossie Davis Theater.
November 26, 2014 - December 17, 2014
Brown Bag Book Discussions
Bring your lunch and join in the librarian-led discussion, from 11:30 am to 12:45 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Copies of the book are available at the Registration Desk.
Wednesday, November 26: Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks
Wednesday, December 17: And The Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Friends Holiday Book Sale - Friday December 5 and December 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Finish-up your holiday shopping at the Friends’ annual sale! Select from a variety of gift-quality books popular novels and mysteries in hardcover and paperback, non-fiction in hard-cover and paperback, to children’s books, brand new jigsaw puzzles, CDS, and classic literature in attractive editions. The sale will also include gift wrap, holiday cooking and craft books, sets of books, and other bargain items for affordable gift-giving. For this holiday sale, we’ll also have a Give a Gift of Local History Table – with books about New Rochelle and historical postcards, pamphlets, and books. Library Lobby.
December 6, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Needlework Workshops Saturdays, December 6 and December 20, 10:30 am – 12 noon
Saturdays, December 6 and December 20, 10:30 am – 12 noon, Rosalie Hollingsworth and Minnie Special help beginners to experts with crocheting and knitting projects. Drop-in. Community Gallery. Free
December 6, 2014
BID Family Day: Make a Gift Fair Saturday, December 6, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
One of our most popular events, the BID staff of teachers and teens will be ready to help children ages 5 and older use their creativity to make three lovely presents to give to family and friends this holiday season, including painted picture frames, soup-mix-in-a-jar, tiles, necklaces, and more. Wrapping and gift tags included. In the main library’s meeting room and lobby. Free.
December 7, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Exhibit: NRAA Adolph Grant Award Show - Sunday, December 7, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015
Sponsored by the New Rochelle Art Association, the annual Adolph Grant Award Show is open to all exhibiting members of the Association with the grand prize of $75 reserved for a New Rochelle resident working in oils, watercolors, acrylics or pastels. This award was established by the New Rochelle Art Association in 1924, in memory of noted member Adolph Grant, and has been awarded annually to an outstanding New Rochelle painter ever since. Another cash award will be given for Best in Show, as well as ribbons for second, third and honorable mentions for outstanding entries in all media and categories, regardless of the artist’s residence. Lumen Winter Gallery during regular hours.
December 7, 2014
Young Musicians Concert - Sunday, December 7, 2:00 pm
The public is invited to hear some of Westchester’s most accomplished rising musicians as they perform on the 51st annual Westchester Musicians Guild “Young Artists Concert.” Top student musicians in grades 7 – 12, selected through a competitive audition process, will present a variety of riveting works. Founded in 1938, the WMG promotes goodwill and fellowship among professional musicians and music devotees in our community by sponsoring a variety of formal and informal events. The Guild also supports the advancement of young musicians through student recitals, the WMG Young Artists Concert, and scholarship awards. The concert is free; donations gratefully accepted. Ossie Davis Theater.
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