On Sunday, June 8th at 9:00am, I’ll join runners from around the region for the “North Avenue Mile.” The race kicks off at Paine Avenue and ends at City Hall. Being a terrible runner, I expect to make a fool of myself, but that’s a small price to pay to support a great annual tradition, … Continue reading Come Run With Me on June 8th
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
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
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
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
If you’re a regular reader of my blog posts, then you know I am pretty passionate about (a) talking up New Rochelle and (b) eating good food. So there aren’t many events that I’m more eager to promote than New Rochelle’s “Dine Downtown” Restaurant Week, starting on March 31st. You can find all the details, … Continue reading New Ro Restaurant Week Starts March 31st
New Rochelle’s rich artistic and creative traditions help shape our history and remain a vital part of our community’s character today. The arts also play an important role in stimulating economic growth and helping Main Streets thrive. That’s why New Rochelle’s Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) has made promotion of the arts a focus of … Continue reading Art Walk in Downtown New Rochelle This Weekend
I’ll deliver my 2014 State of the City Address on the evening of Thursday, March 20th. Details to follow. If you’re interested in attending, please mark your calendar.