Congratulations to Daniel Martinez, who won a year’s free rent at the just-completed 360 Huguenot development. Daniel, a photographer, came out on top in a competition featuring more than 100 artists. Yesterday, at the ribbon-cutting for 360 Huguenot — the first completed project from our master developers and an important milestone in New Rochelle’s downtown … Continue reading The Winning Artist: Daniel Martinez
As New Rochelle prepares to honor our French founders by celebrating Bastille Day tomorrow, I was delighted to welcome to my office three young jazz musicians from our sister city, La Rochelle. Watch them perform briefly with New Rochelle’s own Brian Carter on drums, and catch them also at Hudson Park tonight at 7:30pm and … Continue reading Musical Gift from France
On Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library will host the Creatively Speaking Film Series, with curated films that focus on little-known history lessons, the significance of family and education, identity and culture, and coming of age and migration stories. Creatively Speaking will also feature … Continue reading Creatively Speaking Film Series at New Ro Library
Back in March, New Rochelle and our master developers RXR announced an exciting contest to offer a year’s free rent to one fortunate artist. In response, we received more than 100 outstanding submissions — a tribute to our community’s burgeoning cultural and creativity energy. Since then, an evaluation panel has had the difficult task of … Continue reading You Can Choose the Winning Artist
This December, New Rochelle will send a delegation of leaders and residents to our French sister city, La Rochelle. If you are interested in learning more or in potentially joining the delegation, please attend a meeting this Thursday, June 13th at 7pm in Room B-1 of the City Hall Annex. Here’s are the details. I … Continue reading Visit La Rochelle
Much of our popular conception of the American West was shaped ironically in the decidedly eastern locale of New Rochelle, NY by the great artist Frederic Remington from his studios at 301 Webster Avenue. This fascinating page from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West contains more, including a recreation of Remington’s studio and an … Continue reading Remington in New Rochelle
Lots of fun stuff in New Rochelle this Spring. Check out this list of upcoming events, and be sure to visit the City website for updates and additions.
Love these Pop-Up Libraries that have been installed at various public parks throughout New Rochelle. Take a book. Leave a book. And each mini-library is a unique, whimsical work of art. Read all about it here, with descriptions of the libraries and the artists. Thank you to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, My … Continue reading Pop-Up Libraries in New Ro Parks
In case you missed the hard copy in your mailbox, here’s New Rochelle’s Spring newsletter, filled with updates on local initiatives, helpful tips, and information about municipal services. Thank you to the City’s Marketing & Communications team for putting the newsletter together.
Read about some of the remarkable artists who call New Rochelle home in this excellent piece from Untapped Cities. As our city grows, we want cultural and creative expression to remain at the heart of New Rochelle’s identity.