January 6, 2016 New Roc City Rings in the New Year at Noon Over 1,200 revelers gathered in the atrium of New Roc City for the 6th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon on Thursday, December 31st for a Times Square-simulated atmosphere complete with fun-filled family activities and an indoor balloon release at the stroke of noon. This year the end-of-the-year celebration also raised funds for Westchester Children's Museum.
June 11, 2015 Usher in Summer with Westchester Yoga Arts Westchester Yoga Arts, in conjunction with New Rochelle Downtown BID and the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation, will usher in summer and welcome International Day of Yoga with a special yoga event at Ruby Dee Park at Library Green (New Rochelle, 1 Library Green, between Huguenot & Lawton), on Saturday, June 20.
June 3, 2015 NRCA “Arts Encounter” Revelations Celebration There’ll be dancing in the streets – or at least on Library Green – this Saturday, June 6th as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents a very special “Arts Encounter”, a free one-hour “Revelations Celebration” dance class featuring former Alvin Ailey principle dancer Donna Wood Sanders teaching excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece “Revelations.” The pop-up dance class is part of NRCA’s year-long series of “Arts Encounters,” created to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary by bringing the arts to people as they go about their every day routines. “The idea is to remind everybody how the arts enrich our daily lives with a series of unexpected pop up performances in public spaces all around New Rochelle,” explains NRCA President Theresa Kump Leghorn. For more information about NRCA visit www.newrochellearts.org or follow NRCA on Twitter @NewRochelleArts.
October 7, 2014 Master Developer Announced The City of New Rochelle announced today the selection of RDRXR as master developer for the largest and most significant economic development initiative in the city’s history. In its new capacity, RDRXR will work with the city and its residents to finalize the creation of a consensus-driven, mixed-use, transit-oriented proposal based on a preliminary blueprint outlined by RDRXR that spans multiple sites and would dramatically re-shape New Rochelle’s downtown, while also spurring economic growth and job creation for the entire region.
May 29, 2014 New Rochelle BID Farmer's Market Returns Saturday, May 31st at 9 a.m. marks the opening of the New Rochelle’s Downtown Farmers Market. The market will be held every Saturday from May 31 through November 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street.
May 13, 2014 Gallery Art Walk New Rochelle’s downtown galleries are hosting a Downtown Gallery Art Walk on Saturday, May 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the BID stated: “Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate than a stroll downtown viewing public art, visiting art galleries and dining at one of our fine Dine Downtown restaurants. Everything is within walking distance of each other. Park your car and conveniently enjoy downtown, the arts and great food.”
February 18, 2014 "Surface Tension" Opening Reception at The Mahlstedt Gallery "Surface Tension" Opening Reception Friday February 21, from 6-9 PM
Exhibition spans February 21 - March 21, 2014
Mahlstedt Gallery, 415 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, Westchester, NY, 10801
Contact RSVPdiana@jam415.com p: 914-246-0526
January 21, 2014 Art Walk Five of downtown New Rochelle’s six galleries are hosting a Downtown Gallery Art Walk for the public on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 13, 2013 ISSC Alliance Program:Understanding What Retailers Want The New Rochelle BID and the City of New Rochelle Department of Planning and Development will join the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) this Friday for a discussion with developers and retail professionals exploring how the partnership between the public and private sector can help create thriving shopping districts.
November 1, 2013 BID Family Day: Day of the Dead Exhibit Day of the Dead Exhibit created by local artists, with a 10’ high “Tree of Life” and ofrenda (altar), over-sized papier mâché figures, and traditional symbols of the Day of the Dead, as celebrated in Mexico.
September 28, 2013 Streets Converted to Two Way Lawton Street Becomes Two-Way Beginning October 2
Change increases traffic flow in Downtown; Church Street between Main Street and Clinton Place also converted.
September 9, 2013 The 98th Annual Open Juried Show by The New Rochelle Art Association The 98th Annual Open Juried Show will take place at The Lumen Winter Gallery at The New Rochelle Public Library, Sept. 21 – Oct. 26, 2013. The awards reception will take place on Saturday, September 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to correspond with the city-wide celebration ArtsFest.
June 22, 2013 Open Artist Studios Downtown New Rochelle studio artists and art galleries open their doors to the public Saturday, June 29th from Noon to 6 PM as part of the BID’s Downtown Open Artist Studio event, a continuation of the festivities at the BID’s Grand Market
June 19, 2013 New Rochelle Art Association Raw Show What does raw mean to you? Uncooked? In its natural state? Pure or unadulterated? Find out what the artists of the New Rochelle Art Association think as they present works that may be a little rougher and edgier than usual.
June 13, 2013 Grand Market Adds Vendors The New Rochelle Downtown Grand Market opened Saturday, June 1 to hundreds of visitors and to more than two dozen vendors. The festive neighborhood food market features local farm-fresh fruit and produce, fish, meats, cheeses, baked goods and many other specialty foods.
The success of the market’s grand opening has attracted several new vendors that will be available at the June 15th market.
May 30, 2013 New Rochelle Grand Market Launch Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. marks the opening of the New Rochelle Downtown Grand Market. The festive neighborhood market features more than 25 weekly and guest vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The market showcases artisanal products and crafts and a weekly featured downtown restaurant as part of the BID’s Dine Downtown al fresco market dining court.
May 30, 2013 Alvin & Friends at the Grand Market Alvin & Friends will be the first restaurant featured at the New Rochelle Grand Market, which opens this Saturday, June 1st at 9 am on Library Green in downtown New Rochelle. The popular restaurant, which recently moved to 14 Memorial Highway, will be selling Pulled Pork Sliders and Catfish Sliders (two for $5) and Mango Iced Tea and Lemonade ($3) as well as Alvin Clayton’s Spice Mix ($5) and Hot Sauce ($5).
May 1, 2013 New Rochelle Notables On April 27th, a number of New Rochelle luminaries were celebrated in a day-long event, “New Rochelle Notables Day”, which included the induction of nine individuals into the New Rochelle Walk of Fame
April 15, 2013 One-Year Anniversary Party of NoMa Social Now, NoMa Social is celebrating their one-year anniversary!
On Saturday April 20th, 2013 NoMa Social is throwing a spectacular party to celebrate all of their success over the past year.
Mob Wives, Drita and Carla, will be in attendance and hosting the 1 year anniversary party as well as music provided by 92.3 FM’s DJ Yonny.
April 8, 2013 Alvin & Friends Moves to New Location Alvin & Friends is taking its relaxed, urban, upscale ambience to a larger space that offers enhanced bar seating for casual dining and a stylish main dining room as well as a separate dining room for private parties, corporate meetings and special events.
September 11, 2012 BID Downtown Open Artist Studios & National Circus Project To introduce the public to the Artist Spaces Program the BID is hosting a BID Downtown Open Artist Studios event in conjunction with the New Rochelle Arts Council ArtsFest. As part of this arts celebration, BID Family Days will showcase the circus arts by hosting the National Circus Project with circus performers on the streets downtown entertaining children of all ages.
September 5, 2012 Downtown Parking Getting Smart Improvements The City is working on a number of parking improvements in the heart of our downtown following recommendations from a City/BID sponsored report that was prepared earlier this year. The goal is to make parking downtown increasingly convenient and attractive for customers, residents and business employees.
February 2, 2012 Downtown Owners Do Well by Doing Good! Downtown New Rochelle business and property owners participating in the New Rochelle BID Energy Savings Program with Con Edison are collectively saving more than $100,000 annually on their electric bills.
November 14, 2011 Walk of Fame The New Rochelle Walk of Fame, 25 distinctive interpretive stations, commemorating nationally notable individuals* with distinct ties to New Rochelle and their contributions to America has been installed Downtown.
July 29, 2011 Salsa Dance Party Draws Hundreds The finale to the 2011 BID Music on the Green, the festive dance party – with the fabulous music of Grupo Latin Vibe - was enjoyed by over 500 participants.
May 20, 2011 Downtown Artist Space Program The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID)announced the second phase of its a successful “BID Downtown Artist Spaces Program” helping property owners develop vacant upper floor space to rent to artists and arts businesses seeking to lease affordable studios
April 1, 2011 Downtown Business Support Program The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing a comprehensive array of technical support, business loans, marketing opportunities, and energy conservation incentives to downtown businesses and restaurants.
December 27, 2010 BID Windows on Art: Maria Foladori Weiss Along with new downtown apartments have come many accomplished new residents. The BID is happy to celebrate the work of Argentine-American Maria Foladori Weiss, a gifted painter and photographer born in Buenos Aries, who with her husband, planner and public arts manger Glenn Weiss, now lives and works on Main Street in downtown New Rochelle. With the work of Maria Foladori Weiss, the BID is inaugurating a new Artist Spaces Program, BID Windows on Art, at 249 North Avenue.
August 23, 2010 BID Downtown Energy & Loan Program New Rochelle BID Announces NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), and Con Edison join the New Rochelle Business Improvement District in an innovative program for downtown restaurants and retail businesses.
October 13, 2009 "BID Family Saturdays" Launch the Fall Season Close to 300 children and their parents and grandparents joined in the fun at the fourth annual “BID Family Saturdays” Kick-off Party on Saturday, October 3, 2009.
April 1, 2009 New Rochelle BID Announces Downtown Dining Stimulus Package The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) announced its “Dine Downtown 2009” campaign. In introducing the campaign, Marc Jerome, Chairman of the BID stated: “The BID, the City and the business community have worked together to create a downtown environment inviting to restaurants.
February 13, 2009 New Rochelle BID announces “Downtown Artist Spaces Program” The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) announced a new development initiative, the “BID Downtown Artist Spaces Program” that will bring together property owners with long term vacant upper floor space and artists and arts businesses seeking to lease affordable studios.
December 16, 2006 New Restaurants Fulfill New Rochelle's High Hopes If you build it, they will come. That’s what the pundits said a decade ago about New Rochelle’s dormant downtown, advising that what the city needed was to attract people with disposable incomes by building housing in the downtown district. Businesses would flourish. Restaurants would burgeon.