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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.
September 19, 2015 - October 25, 2015
The 100th Annual Juried Exhibition of the New Rochelle Art Association
The Annual Juried Exhibition features exceptional works in oil, watercolor, graphics, mixed media, pastel, photography, digital media, sculpture, and fine crafts. In the Lumen Winter Gallery, during regular library hours.
October 17, 2015
Monroe College’s 4th annual 5K Run/Walk!
Monroe College is pleased to present the 4th annualMonroeMiles, a 5K Run/Walk thatwill celebrateMonroe College’s Homecoming and the NewRochelle community. The event,whichwill kick off at 458Main Street and end in front of Gaddy Hall at 380Main Street, is open to all interested runners andmembers of theMonroe College community. The Collegewill provide refreshments upon completion of the Run/Walk and supporters aremore thanwelcome to cheer on participants fromthe sidelines. T-shirtswill be given to the first 300 participants to check in.
October 17, 2015
BID Market Family Day - Children’s Performer Louie Miranda
11:00 am: The El Louie! Show returns to the Farmers Market for another fabulous performance by the bilingual musician. Louie Miranda brings energy, interactive songs games, and surprises to each show. Everyone shopping for the local farm-fresh products and gourmet foods will enjoy Louie’s terrific Latin beat. In the event of rain, the performance will take place in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater.
October 17, 2015
Presentation: “Growing Up in the West End of New Rochelle”
3:00 pm: In celebration of Italian Heritage and Cultural Month, Dennis Nardone will discuss the neighborhood of West New Rochelle, through his personal experiences growing up in the predominantly Italian-American community in the 1950s and 1960s. New Rochelleans who were raised in “The West” share a great fondness for the close-knit neighborhood and its anchors: Columbus School, Feeney Park Boys and Girls Club, Sr, Joseph’s Church and many other beloved institutions. Copies of his self-published book, “Growing Up in the West End of New Rochelle, New York in the 50’s-60’s: My Life, My Neighborhood,” will be available for purchase, with proceeds being donated for the upkeep of the historic Str. Joseph’s Church. Residents of all ages who grew up in this special neighborhood are invited to bring their own memories and photographs to share!
October 18, 2015
Yowana Sari Gamelan: Music and Dance from Bali
3:00 pm: The richly layered and textured sound of magnificent golden instruments from Bali will fill the Ossie Davis Theater when the Yowana Sari Balinese Gamelan performs traditional and nontraditional pieces. The ensemble, under the direction of Professor Michael Lipsey of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, performs on gongs, metallophones and drums and other gorgeous instruments crafted by I Pande Sukarta in Bali. The tradition of the gamelan ensemble is a world renowned cultural treasure, and its influences can be heard in music of some of the most vibrant artists of our time. Noopur Singha is the featured dancer for this performance.
October 24, 2015
BID Family Fun Fall Festival – Window Painting and Mask Making
10:00 am: Families with children ages 8 – 12 years are invited to paint seasonal scenes for Halloween and Thanksgiving on the windows of downtown businesses. A mask-making workshop geared for younger children will take place in Library Green, under the green tents. In the event of inclement weather, a rain makeup date will be available by calling (914) 654 2116. Families must pre-register in order to paint a window, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 654 2116.
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