New Ro Street Fair This Sunday


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Music, food, crafts, games . . . in a word: fun.

The annual New Rochelle Street Fair is this Sunday, September 18th from 11am to 5pm on Main Street, between Centre and North.

And did I mention the beer and wine garden?

There’s more in this flyer.  Don’t miss it!


Thank You, Boomer and Carton

Craig Carton, Noam Bramson, and Boomer Esiason.

Craig Carton, Noam Bramson, and Boomer Esiason.

With a happy crowd of families and sports fans looking on, New Rochelle’s softball team edged out the WFAN All-Stars in the 5th Annual Celebrity Softball game last night at City Park.  Final score: 7-6.

Big thanks to New Rochelle native Craig Carton and his morning show co-host Boomer Esiason for keeping up this great tradition.  And congratulations also to New Rochelle’s closer, Mariano Rivera, for preserving our lead in the ninth.  (Fortunately, Mariano has had some prior experience with high-pressure saves, though none as tense or vitally important as this one.)

As usual, my contribution to the team’s success was staying off the field!


Volunteer for Community Clean-Up

Lincoln CleanupVolunteers are invited to join a community clean-up for the Lincoln Avenue corridor on Saturday, August 27th from 9am to 12pm.

There’s more information in this flyer.  Or call 914-246-2661 or email


Adopt a Street in New Rochelle

Adopt a StreetNew Rochelle is partnering with local businesses, civic groups, and institutions to keep our roadways looking their best.

Through the “Adopt a Street” program, interested organizations can volunteer to organize clean-ups and sponsor beautification measures on streets within (or surrounding) commercial areas.  Participants will be recognized with signage along their adopted roads.

This is not a substitute, of course, for the City’s basic maintenance responsibilities, but with 176 miles of roads to oversee, it can’t hurt to have a few extra hands!

Program guidelines and an application form can be obtained on the City website or by calling the Bureau of Streets and Highways at (914) 235-4029.

And don’t forget there are lots of other ways to volunteer time and energy in our community.  Check out this link for more.


NRPD Celebrates National Night Out on August 2

Night OutTo celebrate National Night Out and build stronger Police-community relationships, the NRPD is hosting an “open house” on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6pm to 9pm.

From the press release“This family-friendly event will feature facility tours of NRPD headquarters, equipment and K-9 demonstrations, fun attractions including a bike rodeo, children’s activities, food, plus a live DJ.  Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs to the event.  [In addition,] tours of the Harbor Patrol will be given from 2pm – 6pm at 500 Hudson Park Road.”

Read the full release to learn more about the events, sponsors, and participating organizations.


City-Wide Restaurant Week: July 11 – 15

Chamber RestaurantThe BID has sponsored a downtown restaurant week for several years.  Now, thanks to the good work of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, there’s a restaurant week for our whole city.

From July 11th through July 15th, bring this ad to a participating restaurant to enjoy great cuisine at a 15% discount.