My community spotlight series takes a look at some of the interesting businesses and establishments that give New Rochelle its unique character and about which many residents may be unaware.

Trinity St. Paul’s Church at 311 Huguenot Street has long been one of our community’s most beloved historic sites (with many connections to New Rochelle’s original Huguenot settlers), as well as a vibrant house of worship. Now, with the establishment of the Parish House PAC, Trinity St. Paul’s can lay claim to another distinction: performance and arts center.

Spearheaded by local entertainment producer Eric Woodlin, the PAC House Theater has seating for more than 100 and has already featured outstanding performances from Blues Mothers, Helen Sung’s Electric Company, and Spare Change Comedy.

At look ahead at February’s line-up demonstrates the breadth of offerings. On February 11th, singer, songwriter, and guitarist KJ Denhert performs with an acclaimed group of musicians. On February 18th, five NYU Tisch School MFA students take the stage to present a theater festival of short plays. And on February 25th, there will be a reading of an original play “The Cupcake Conspiracy” by Westchester’s C.J. Ehrlich and Philip J. Kaplan.

You can learn more and get performance details at the Parish House PAC website. And you can reserve seats at SmartTix (212)-868-4444.

The Parish House PAC is also open to the public for special event rentals, theater and music productions. Those Interested in booking the venue should send an email to