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.

Celebrate Rudolph on Sunday

It’s amazing how much of America’s cultural iconography is connected in ways big and small to New Rochelle.  Just visit the Walk of Fame at Library Green to get a taste of the luminaries who have called our city home.  And this Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (ceremony at 4:00pm), we induct a new addition: Robert May, the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

For Sunday’s celebration, Ruby Dee Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with Rudolph characters, music and dancing, arts and crafts, make-a-gift, face-painting, and a gingerbread bounce house. Participants are invited to dress as a reindeer — free antlers and red noses will be provided.  Not owning a reindeer outfit myself, I will probably wear my usual suit and tie, but I’ll consider donning some antlers.

More in this press release.

New Ro Holiday Market at the Train Station

Our popular Holiday Market returns from December 2 through December 11 at the New Rochelle Train Station.  Weekdays from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and weekends from Noon to 8:00pm, come celebrate the season with crafts, vendors, performances, even an ice-skating rink.  A beautiful and festive transformation of our transit hub.

New Ro Thanksgiving Parade This Saturday

Enjoy a great hometown tradition this Saturday, as New Rochelle comes together for our 58th Annual Thanksgiving Parade.  The fun kicks off at 10:00am at the corner of North Avenue and Eastchester Road, with the parade route proceeding along North through our downtown.  Before the parade, fuel up with pancakes in the House 4 cafeteria at New Rochelle High School.  Big thanks, as always, to the Chamber of Commerce and New Rochelle’s Parks & Rec team for their great organizational work.  See you on Saturday!

Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday

Join us this Friday at 11:00am at Faneuil Park (at Huguenot and East Main), as New Rochelle honors America’s veterans.  In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to City Hall.  Thank you to the Veterans Advisory Committee for organizing our community’s observance.

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!