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.

Dia De Muertos

One of us knew how to dress for the occasion

Library Green was hopping today for New Rochelle’s celebration of Dia De Muertos.  Great performances, great crowd — not to mention some amazing costumes!

ArtsFest 2022

New Rochelle’s annual ArtsFest kicks off this Thursday, October 22, with great events, displays and programs continuing throughout the weekend.  This brochure contains a full schedule of activities and venues.  Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to experience our city’s creative and cultural energy.  And big thanks to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts for putting it all together.

Congratulations, Mona

Mona Balgobin with City and RXR officials

Congratulations to local artist Mona Balgobin, the winner of RXR’s free-rent-for-a-year contest at One Clinton Park.  As our downtown grows by leaps and bounds, New Rochelle is emphasizing the importance of creativity and cultural energy as hallmarks of our city.  More in this press release.

New Ro Jazz Festival This Saturday

New Rochelle’s Second Annual Queen City of the Sound International Jazz Festival is this Saturday, October 8 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Ruby Dee Park on Library Green (Raindate: Sunday, October 9.)  A great opportunity to enjoy local and global talent, and to see the cultural energy of our community on full display.  More information here.

Poetry Out Loud

Most years, I have the pleasure and honor of emceeing Poetry Out Loud, an evening of student-written and read verse, sponsored by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence.  This past spring, bad weather forced a cancellation of the scheduled in-person event, but I am still very happy to share this video of our city’s impressive young poets.  Enjoy.