The summer sounds concert and performance series returns to Hudson Park this year, with live performances beginning on Sunday, July 25 and continuing on Wednesdays through August. Thank you to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts for organizing these great events.
New Rochelle’s Sister City Committee is sponsoring a Pre-Bastille Day Jazz Concert overlooking Long Island Sound on July 11th. Tickets are just $15, and all proceeds benefit musicians, many of whom have been out of work through the pandemic. A great opportunity to enjoy a night of music in a beautiful setting and to celebrate our connection to La Rochelle, France. More information and tickets at this link.
Tomorrow, June 19th, please join neighbors across New Rochelle in a day-long celebration of Juneteenth, with events and programming at Ward Acres, City Hall, and Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, organized under the leadership of the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Our newest national holiday is deeply rooted in the African-American experience and yet also holds universal meaning — inviting us to reflect on the historic and unfinished struggle for justice, while renewing our commitment to freedom, dignity, and equality for all.
I was honored to join colleagues, neighbors, and New Rochelle’s LGBTQ Advisory Board as we raised the Pride Flag this morning at City Hall. Our entire community is stronger when all of us are respected, loved, and encouraged to be ourselves.
Please join neighbors this coming Monday, Memorial Day, as we honor New Rochelleans and Americans who have given their lives in service to country.