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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 2014
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.

DECEMBER 2014
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 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 21, 2014
BID Family Holiday Concert by City Winds Trio - Sunday, December 21, 3:00 pm
From “Jingle Bells” to selections from “The Nutcrackers Suite,” the delightful City Winds Trio captures the essence of the holiday season with a wonderful array of songs celebrating winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah. Musicians Chrispian Fordham on flute, Meredyth Coleman on oboe, and Yuki Higashi perform to rave reviews in concert halls and public venues throughout the Tri-state region. Free. Made possible by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with the Library, City School District, and Department of Parks & Recreation.Ossie Davis Theater.

December 26, 2014
Family Kwanzaa Film: The Black Candle - Friday, December 26, 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Narrated by world renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker MK Asante, The Black Candle is a vibrant documentary film that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. Filmed across the United States, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, and released in 2008, it traces the holiday’s growth from the first celebration in 1966 to its present-day reality as a global holiday embraced by over 20 million celebrants. With vivid cinematography and an all-star cast that features NFL Legend Jim Brown, Hip Hop icon Chuck D, Kwanzaa’s founder Dr. Maulana Karenga, artist Synthia Saint James and many others. The movie won the Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2009 award for best full length documentary. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Ossie Davis Theater. Free.

December 29, 2014
Vacation Week Craft Workshops, Junk to Treasures Monday, December 29th: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Main Library Meeting Room
"One man''s junk is another man''s treasure." Art can be created out of just about anything you can imagine or find lying around your home. Junk construction -- the use of recyclables or things that would be thrown away to make whatever a person wants -- is a way to think, revise and express ideas. We’ll create – using boxes, bottle caps, ribbon, paper from wrappings or catalogues, and lots of other things to make anything and everything -- things to play with, things to use, things to look at and love. (Feel free to bring in things you’d like to recycle – wrapping paper, ribbon, boxes – whatever!) Free. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library. Limited to 25 children ages 4 & older, on a first-come, first-served basis.

December 30, 2014
Vacation Week Live Show by Circus Performer “Remarkable Renaldo” - Tuesday, December 30 at 2:00 pm - Main Library
Witness the juggling, pranks, magic and humor of the Remarkable Renaldo, the ringmaster clown of Circus Renaldo! Renaldo has performed with the leading circuses around the world, including Big Apple Circus, Toronto’s Garden Brothers Circus, England’s Zippo’s Circus, SeaWorld in Florida, and Circus Sarasota. All ages. Free. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. First-come, first served, to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater. Main Library.

JANUARY 2015
January 2, 2015
Vacation Week Craft Workshops, Junk to Treasures - Friday, January 2nd: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Huguenot Children’s Library
"One man''s junk is another man''s treasure." Art can be created out of just about anything you can imagine or find lying around your home. Junk construction -- the use of recyclables or things that would be thrown away to make whatever a person wants -- is a way to think, revise and express ideas. We’ll create – using boxes, bottle caps, ribbon, paper from wrappings or catalogues, and lots of other things to make anything and everything -- things to play with, things to use, things to look at and love. (Feel free to bring in things you’d like to recycle – wrapping paper, ribbon, boxes – whatever!) Free. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library. Limited to 25 children ages 4 & older, on a first-come, first-served basis.

January 4, 2015
BID Family Day Three Kings Day Event Sunday, January 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
The cultural traditions of Central and Latin America will again come alive in this annual event marking the close of the holiday season. Families are invited enjoy a live performance and sample Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread). Ossie Davis Theater and Lobby.

January 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015
EXHIBIT Captured in Cloth: Fabric Collages of Leni Wiener
Features photo-inspired fabric collages that depict captured moments in time, created by artist Leni Levenson Wiener. Each piece triggers the viewer’s imagination, evoking rich stories and colorful personalities. Library’s Lumen Winter Gallery during library hours, January 6 – Saturday, February 7

January 11, 2015
Artist Talk and Reception: Leni Wiener Sunday, January 11. 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Leni Wiener will reveal the techniques and inspiration behind her stunning quilts. Leni teaches classes and workshops, and her work has been included in many juried and invitational shows around the world. She is a professional artist member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) where she also serves as the Chair of the Exhibition Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors. In partnership with the New Rochelle Art Association. Light refreshments. Free

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