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January 16, 2017

2016RINY_WCM-Donation-Check-Smallr_010517.jpgSherry Bruck (left), President of Harquin Creative Group along with Fred Bruck (far right), Vice President of Harquin, creators and producers of the “Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City!”, present MaryLou Pagano, Director of Development of the Westchester Children’s Museum and Tracy Kay, Executive Director of the Westchester Children’s Museum, with a check for $3,000 generated through ticket sales for the 7th Annual New Year’s Eve day Ring in the New Year event at New Roc City which attracted over 1500 adults and children to the unique location to celebrate the new year.

New Rochelle, NY — (Jan. 6, 2017) – For the 7th year in a row New Roc City hosted a spectacular family event on New Year’s Eve day for Westchester parents and kids. More than 1500 enthusiastic kids and parents were on hand to witness the exciting noon-time drop of 3000 colorful and festive balloons which descended from nets attached to the railings of the atrium.

“Ring in the New Year at Noon has become a year-end tradition featuring fun activities for kids, arts and crafts, balloon animals and hats, face painting, rides, clowns, great food and celebrity appearances as well as sacks for the kids with goodies inside. This year we were lucky to have NY Ranger Alum Ron Greschner on hand to sign autograph and was a big hit with parents and kids,” stated Sherry Bruck, founder of Harquin Creative Group and creator and organizer for the event. The day was also a fundraiser for the second year in the row for the Westchester Children’s Museum.

“We are honored to once again be the recipients of the funds raised at this fun, family event,” stated Tracy Kay, Executive Director of the Westchester Children’s Museum. The Museum, located on the boardwalk at Rye Playland, is a light-filled, colorful, vibrant learning space filled with hands-on exhibits not found anywhere else in this region. The Museum offers experiences in physics, science, art, technology, design, with places to climb, build, and explore…It is a place where the child leads the process of discovery and learning while the adult shares the experience through their child’s eyes. This year’s donation from the Ring in the New Year event was $3,000.

Ring in the New Year at Noon is held in association with the New Rochelle BID Family Day event series plus participating tenants and community partners including FUNFUZION Games and Rides, Monroe College, Barnes and Noble, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Applebee’s, Premier Martial Arts, Planet Fitness, LAZ Parking, New Rochelle Parks and Recreation, Digital Arts Experience, Super Soccer Stars, New Rochelle Youth Hockey, Texas Roadhouse, Sky Zone, and Summit Security; and the event was supported by Westchester Parent and Westchester Family magazines.

About New Roc City
New Roc City is a 450,000-square-foot entertainment/residential/retail complex located in the heart of downtown New Rochelle. A family destination, New Roc City features such tenants as FUNFUZION Games and Rides, Monroe College, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s, Premier Martial Arts, Planet Fitness, GameStop, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and Regal IMAX Theater. New Roc City has served for many years as an active partner in the New Rochelle business community and a member of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District

About the Children’s Museum
The Westchester Children’s Museum, located on the Long Island Sound in Rye, NY, is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Visit for more information.




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