Had A Very Shiny Nose

Robert May’s daughter Martha joined by guest reindeer, and a very official-looking mayor in the back.

A great Rudolph-themed celebration this past weekend, as we inducted Robert May into the New Rochelle Walk of Fame, with the assistance of many guest reindeer.

Celebrate Rudolph on Sunday

It’s amazing how much of America’s cultural iconography is connected in ways big and small to New Rochelle.  Just visit the Walk of Fame at Library Green to get a taste of the luminaries who have called our city home.  And this Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (ceremony at 4:00pm), we induct a new addition: Robert May, the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

For Sunday’s celebration, Ruby Dee Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with Rudolph characters, music and dancing, arts and crafts, make-a-gift, face-painting, and a gingerbread bounce house. Participants are invited to dress as a reindeer — free antlers and red noses will be provided.  Not owning a reindeer outfit myself, I will probably wear my usual suit and tie, but I’ll consider donning some antlers.

More in this press release.

Gill Appointed City Manager

The City Council has chosen Kathleen Gill to serve as New Rochelle’s next City Manager. I have known Kathleen for nearly three decades, and have been consistently impressed by her intellect, drive, and wide-ranging knowledge of municipal government.  I look forward to partnering with Kathleen in the coming year, as we build on New Rochelle’s positive progress in service to our entire community.  More in this press release.

New Ro Holiday Market at the Train Station

Our popular Holiday Market returns from December 2 through December 11 at the New Rochelle Train Station.  Weekdays from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and weekends from Noon to 8:00pm, come celebrate the season with crafts, vendors, performances, even an ice-skating rink.  A beautiful and festive transformation of our transit hub.