I am pleased to join my colleagues Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard of Mount Vernon and Mayor Mike Spano of Yonkers for a discussion about new State programs that can put homeownership in reach for more of our residents. Register here for a video conversation this Thursday at 6:30pm.
The New Rochelle Public Library is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, July 27 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm to gather input regarding the Library’s programming, services, and facilities. The ideas generated at this meeting and via a survey to be released afterwards will help shape the Library’s next strategic plan. The in-person meeting will take place in the Library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Residents and Library patrons can also participate virtually. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/NRPLvision.
Congratulations to New Rochelle’s own Josiah Gray, among the best athletes to emerge from our community in the last generation, who struck out seven in his major league debut for the L.A. Dodgers. I’m a Met fan, but I’ll make an exception for the Dodgers when Josiah is on the mound.
As New Rochelle plans the Linc — a new linear park that would transform much of the Memorial Highway corridor — we are eager for robust public input to ensure that the park’s elements reflect the goals of the surrounding neighborhood and city. Given the importance of vibrant parks to young people and families, youth voices are an especially important part of this discussion. In this spirit, New Rochelleans ages 11 to 19 are invited to a LINC Youth Open House on July 23rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
A wonderful short video describing the community garden at Lincoln Park and its connection to the past, present, and future of the Lincoln Avenue neighborhood. Linda Tarrant-Reid, the garden’s founder, is a dynamo, filled with positive energy, and an amazing asset for New Rochelle.
Tomorrow, June 19th, please join neighbors across New Rochelle in a day-long celebration of Juneteenth, with events and programming at Ward Acres, City Hall, and Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, organized under the leadership of the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Our newest national holiday is deeply rooted in the African-American experience and yet also holds universal meaning — inviting us to reflect on the historic and unfinished struggle for justice, while renewing our commitment to freedom, dignity, and equality for all.