New Rochelle is once again teaming up with L.L. Bean to offer kayak instruction and guided tours of Long Island Sound. Click here to learn more and to sign up. (Scroll down to see all the options.) And from Memorial Day through June, the courses are free! I’ve done this myself with Jeremy, and it’s … Continue reading Kayak New Rochelle
Lots of fun stuff in New Rochelle this Spring. Check out this list of upcoming events, and be sure to visit the City website for updates and additions.
The North Avenue Mile welcomes runners of every ability level for a fun, level race starting at Paine Cottage and ending at City Hall. It’s great for kids, too. I am a terrible runner, but always enjoy the North Avenue Mile. If I can do it, anyone can. Register here. UPDATE (May 13): Unfortunately, it … Continue reading North Avenue Mile on June 9
The City of New Rochelle is teaming with Volunteer New York to sponsor a clean-up at Hudson Park this Sunday. Activities include painting and staining benches, painting pavilions, garden clean-up and mulching, debris removal, and shoreline clean up. It’s great for families and groups. Volunteers must be registered to participate. Visit this site to learn … Continue reading Volunteer Park Clean-Up this Sunday
Love these Pop-Up Libraries that have been installed at various public parks throughout New Rochelle. Take a book. Leave a book. And each mini-library is a unique, whimsical work of art. Read all about it here, with descriptions of the libraries and the artists. Thank you to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, My … Continue reading Pop-Up Libraries in New Ro Parks
In case you missed the hard copy in your mailbox, here’s New Rochelle’s Spring newsletter, filled with updates on local initiatives, helpful tips, and information about municipal services. Thank you to the City’s Marketing & Communications team for putting the newsletter together.
If you missed it, here’s video of my 2019 State of the City Address. I previously posted a transcript of the speech.
I just finished delivering my 2019 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall. My remarks highlighted our community’s significant and exciting progress on a range of economic, environmental, and social priorities, while also acknowledging persistent challenges that require our continued attention and focus. The State of our City is the … Continue reading State of the City – 2019
Please watch my half-hour interview with Tamar Tait of the League of Women Voters. We talked about New Rochelle’s history, our downtown plans, infrastructure investments, the public school system, the new State Senate majority, and much more. A good conversation about our community’s past, present, and future. If you find the conversation informative, please also … Continue reading Watch My LWV Interview
Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation. (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions. Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap