Please join neighbors and environmental leaders for an Earth Day virtual forum this evening (April 22nd) from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Topics will include local sustainability initiatives, energy saving options, and green landscaping. This event is organized by the City of New Rochelle’s Energy Conservation Advisory Committee and Ecology & Natural Resources Advisory Committee, along with Sustainable Westchester. More information here. And you can sign up for the forum at this link.
Starting today and through the end of the month, you can find a seven foot tall Instagram-worthy heart-shaped flower arch in the heart of downtown New Rochelle at the corner of Division and Huguenot. It’s a great idea timed for Valentine’s Day, courtesy of the Business Improvement District and Enchanted Flowers.
In addition, the BID has teamed up with New Rochelle High School students to display red oaktag hearts, each with their own unique artistic style, as part of the outdoor “Gallery of HeARTworks.” Look for these hearts in the windows of participating businesses.
There’s more in this press release, including information about how your selfie can win a $50 gift certificate.
If you (or your kids) missed a chance to get a Selfie with Santa at City Hall a few days ago, fear not! Santa seems to love hanging out in New Rochelle, and is planning to visit six(!) local parks this Saturday. Here are the details.
This should be fun. Thank you to New Rochelle Parks & Rec for coming up with creative ways to celebrate the season, while staying COVID-safe. And thank you to Santa! (AKA James O’Toole — just don’t tell the kids.)
Thank you to more than 100 volunteers who turned out over the weekend for New Rochelle’s Fifth Annual Park Cleanup. A great example of how we can come together in support of our community, even within the constraints of COVID. Here’s a report from News12.
With our local COVID numbers rising, it’s especially important for families to act responsibly this Halloween. I encourage parents to review these helpful tips that describe low, moderate, and high risk activities. By following these guidelines, we can ensure that Halloween is both safe and fun. Let’s all do our part to keep the virus in check.