August 1, 2009
New Rochelle
Downtown

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Free "Downtown ArtWalk"
on August 6th

New Rochelle’s emerging downtown arts district is being introduced to the public on Thursday, August 6th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM during the New Rochelle BID’s first "Downtown ArtWalk". Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the BID stated, “Downtown New Rochelle is becoming an attractive center for artists, dance studios, music, film and galleries. We hope to introduce many of these arts to the public during our first ArtWalk. The BID is also celebrating the opening of BID Gallery 542, an art gallery in the former New Rochelle Trust Building at 542 Main Street. The space has been loaned to the BID by Cornell Pace Inc. The first show is being curated by Ivar Hyden, an artist and the owner of Backstreet Gallery, a downtown gallery and framing store at 43 Lawton Street...
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SHOPPING REVIEW
The Little Ranch

Abigail Showers, her husband Rob and their four children are Larchmont residents with ties to New Rochelle. Abby was born and raised in the Queen City and was a NYC television advertising executive before starting her family. The children spend lots of time at their grandparents home here in New Rochelle, and the whole family participates in cultural events downtown.
I’ve passed by the Little Ranch many times driving down Huguenot Street. And I’ve always been so intrigued by the colorful, merchandise filled window which peeks out from a row of otherwise unprepossessing storefronts. After seeing the large cowboy hat that Nathan William’s of the Zydeco Cha Cha’s wore at the BID’s popular free outdoor concerts at Library Green, my curiosity about the Little Ranch was definitely tweaked...
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FREE BID Movie Night
on the Green

Free on Thursday, August 6th, at 8:45 pm, Stephen Spielberg's classic film "ET" will be on our two story outdoor movie screen. A classic family film appropriate forall ages, you will enjoy a night under the stars at library Green, at Huguenot St. & Lawton Street. Make sure to bring the lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinners). Thank you to corporate partner Monroe College. Come early and first enjoy dining outdoors at one of Downtown’s many child friendly outdoor café restaurant. Parking is free downtown after 6pm. Then walk over to Library Green for the free movie.
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