Seasonal Events in New Ro

There are lots of fun ways to celebrate the season in New Rochelle.

Tomorrow, December 2, the Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual interfaith Holiday Lighting at 5:30pm on Memorial Plaza.

The next day — December 3 — we launch a new tradition with the opening of the Holiday Market at the New Rochelle Transit Center. Visit for a full list of vendors and scheduled entertainment.  The market will run through December 12.

In addition, youngsters can visit with Santa throughout the month — in front of  City Hall on December 8, at Lincoln Park on December 9, and at various parks on December 18. For more information visit

And if you’re looking for opportunities to give back or would like to be added to our donation and drive page, visit

Finally, the City is offering two hours of free holiday parking in certain municipal lots throughout December, as well as two hours of free parking on the rooftop deck of the New Rochelle Transit Center garage for shoppers at the Holiday Market, effective during market hours only.

Have a great December!

Thanksgiving Parade Returns This Saturday

A great New Rochelle tradition returns this Saturday.  Join friends and neighbors at our annual Thanksgiving Parade, kicking off at 10:00am on North Avenue at Eastchester Road, and the proceeding along North to Bonnefoy Place.

Thank you to the City’s Department of Parks & Recreation and the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce for partnering to organize the event.  And special gratitude to the parade’s 2021 honorees: the essential workers who kept our community strong through the pandemic.

Hope to see you there!

ArtsFest Returns October 15 – 17

ArtsFest returns this weekend, featuring open artists studios, gallery shows, live music, films, dance performances and much more. Highlights include the free ArtsFest Music Festival and ArtsFest Dance Festival, plus activities at dozens of public and private venues across New Rochelle and Pelham.  Be prepared to wear a facemask and/or show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, if required at certain sites.  Visit for more.

Jazz Festival on Library Green – October 9

New Rochelle’s Jazz Festival kicks off this Saturday, October 9 from Noon to 5:00pm at Ruby Dee Park on Library Green.  Come enjoy performances from Louis Hayes and Cannonball Legacy Band, Bobby Sanabria Nonet, Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, GJC All Star Female Band, and Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble. Valet service will be available for all visitors to assist with parking in lots near the event.  Hope to see you there.

Tonight: Learn About Clean Energy Options

This evening at 7:00pm, New Rochelle will launch a campaign to encourage clean energy solutions for heating and cooling.  Supported by the Urban League of Westchester, Comrie Enterprises, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this campaign will provide practical information about the benefits of clean heating and cooling technologies, connect contractors to customers, and help residents make the switch to electrification.  You can view the virtual launch by registering at  More in this press release.