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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.

MARCH 2015
March 30, 2015 - April 27, 2015
NRAA Dermot Gale Award Show - Sunday, March 30 - Sunday, April 27
The 35th annual Dermot Gale Award Show, sponsored by the New Rochelle Art Association, will feature works in a variety media, with a cash prize in Dermot Gale’s name to be awarded for best two-dimensional work in the show. Lumen Winter Gallery, during library hours.

APRIL 2015
April 11, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Sing Your Heart Out! Free Workshop for Singers 55 & up - April 11, 18, April 25, May 2, and 9, 10:00 am - 12 noo
Artist-in-Residence Eric Jennings returns to teach adults 55+ the basics of singing and performing. At the conclusion of the 9-session workshop, a performance in the Ossie Davis Theater will feature solos and ensembles.

April 18, 2015 - April 26, 2015
The 2nd Annual Westchester Comedy Festival... Comes to downtown New Rochelle
The 2nd Annual 2015 Westchester Comedy Festival presented by LWL Entertainment will kick off April 18. “We are pleased that we can help many businesses and non profit organizations while providing good entertainment for the folks in Westchester.” “Our headliners are some of the most talented artists in the world.” says Lauren Raysor. The Festival in 2014 met with great success and with the support of Westchester, the success will be even greater this year” says Lauren P. Raysor, LWL Entertainment “Laughter is important for the soul. So we invite you to come out and join together and support your community, the wonderful venues in Westchester and have great fun.”

April 19, 2015
“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.

April 26, 2015
“The Almost Forgotten Songs of Ivor Novello and Noel Coward” with Eric Jennings and Geraldine McMillian Sunday, April 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Ivor Novello was the Andrew Lloyd Webber of the 1920’s and 30’s; Noel Coward was the “Bad Boy” of popular music in both America and England until the 1950’s. Both were musical geniuses. Novello left behind some of the most beautiful, melodic songs in the English language written during the 20th Century.

April 26, 2015
Comedy Festival Comes to New Rochelle - Alvin & Friends April 26th
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.

MAY 2015
May 16, 2015
Sing Your Heart Out! Culminating Performance: May 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm
Artist-in-Residence Eric Jennings returns to teach adults 55+ the basics of singing and performing. At the conclusion of the 9-session workshop, a performance in the Ossie Davis Theater will feature solos and ensembles. Reading music a plus but not necessary. If you love to sing and can carry a tune, you’ve got what it takes!

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