Category Archives: Events

New Rochelle Celebrates Independence Day This Friday

New Rochelle’s annual Fourth of July fireworks will begin at 9:30pm this Friday evening, rain or shine.  Come celebrate Independence Day with friends and neighbors.  Best viewing is at Hudson and Five Islands Parks. With big crowds, parking can be tight at the waterfront, so if you are driving, consider leaving your car downtown, and … Continue reading New Rochelle Celebrates Independence Day This Friday

Garden Tour this Sunday in New Rochelle

If you enjoy landscaping – or if you just appreciate natural beauty – don’t miss an opportunity to view one of the most remarkable private gardens in the region. Located at 37 Rolling Way in New Rochelle, the garden fills a ravine that once formed a portion of the old Boston-Westchester rail line.  Owners Louise … Continue reading Garden Tour this Sunday in New Rochelle

Downtown Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday

The New Rochelle BID’s  Downtown Farmer’s Market at Library Green opens for the season this Saturday at 9am – and will continue every Saturday through November 22nd.  It’s a great opportunity to purchase farm fresh produce and other specialty foods, not to mention a terrific reason to visit our downtown.  I’ll be there at 10am … Continue reading Downtown Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday

Walk of Fame Induction this Saturday

Over the years, quite a few New Rochelleans have received national or international acclaim for their accomplishments.  To celebrate this interesting history of achievement, the City and the Business Improvement District established a Walk of Fame at Library Green back in 2011.  Made possible through the initiative and philanthropy of former resident Roderick Kennedy and … Continue reading Walk of Fame Induction this Saturday

May 1st Opening at Mahlstedt Gallery

The Mahlstedt Gallery at 415 Huguenot Street is among the most interesting and exciting display spaces in our region – a historic building that’s been beautifully restored as both a business and showcase for the work of internationally prominent visual artists. On Thursday, May 1st from 6pm to 9pm, you can attend the opening reception … Continue reading May 1st Opening at Mahlstedt Gallery

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

As a kid, I lived just up the street from the Nature Study Woods, a large County-owned park with its main entrance on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle.  Lots of fond memories of exploring the trails, venturing along streams on a small inflatable boat, scrambling up rocks, and even inspecting the ruins of old retaining … Continue reading Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

Quick . . . who would be a celebrating his 450th birthday this year?  If you guessed Galileo, you’re right!  But, well, that’s not really the point, because there was another notable birth in 1564 – William Shakespeare.  And nearly five centuries later, Shakespeare retains a pretty breathtaking and seemingly timeless influence over the English … Continue reading Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears