Over the years, quite a few New Rochelleans have received national or international acclaim for their accomplishments. To celebrate this interesting history of achievement, the City and the Business Improvement District established a Walk of Fame at Library Green back in 2011. Made possible through the initiative and philanthropy of former resident Roderick Kennedy and the invaluable guidance of City Historian Barbara Davis, the Walk of Fame features interpretative signage celebrating our city’s notable luminaries.
This year, fifteen new members will be inducted, including composers J. Fred Coots & Robert Allen, mathematicians Richard Courant & Kurt Friedrichs, “father of talk radio” Barry Gray, “Let’s Make a Deal” host Monty Hall, baseball legend Willie Mays, musician Don Mclean, composer Alan Menken, actor Richard Roundtree, playwright Robert Sherwood, transportation magnate and Glen Island Resort developer John Starin, actress Frances Sternhagen, and film pioneers Edwin & Gertrude Thanhauser.
The induction will occur on Library Green this Saturday, April 26th from 1pm to 2pm. Come on by.
You can read more in this press release.