The Lincoln Park Basketball Courts have never looked better or more creative. This exciting new design, from artist Scott Albrecht, is the result of a collaboration between the City’s Parks & Rec Department, the New Rochelle Basketball Association, and Project Backboard, along with a generous grant from the National Basketball Players Association Foundation. Thank you … Continue reading Lincoln Basketball Courts Get A New Look
If you missed New Rochelle’s Fourth of July fireworks (or even if you were there), watch this video. So great. I love this city.
Celebrate American Independence at the New Rochelle waterfront this Wednesday evening, July 4th. Our annual fireworks display by Grucci begins at 9:30pm, rain or shine, with great viewing from Hudson and Five Islands Parks. Just before and after the fireworks, nearby streets will be closed to cars so that pedestrians can walk safely, and parking … Continue reading July 4th Fireworks at the New Ro Waterfront
New Rochelle is delighted to open three new or enhanced playgrounds this summer — at Feeney Park, Lincoln Park, and Flowers Park. I had the privilege of cutting the ribbon at Feeney last Friday and was nearly run over by excited kids making a mad dash to the equipment. That’s the kind of deliriously happy … Continue reading Playgrounds Open, Kids Happy
Waves lapping at the shore, a picnic blanket spread on a park lawn, and live music as day slips into night — what better way to enjoy the season. New Rochelle is thrilled, once again, to present the Summer Sounds Concert Series at Hudson Park, beginning on Wednesday, June 27th, and continuing every Wednesday and … Continue reading Summer Sounds on the Shore
Don’t miss the North Avenue Mile on June 10th. It’s a great, family-friendly race from Paine Cottage to New Rochelle City Hall, suitable for runners of every skill level. Frustratingly, I will be out of town that weekend and will miss the race for the first time since its inception a few years ago, but … Continue reading North Avenue Mile on June 10th
Through a partnership with L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School, New Rochelle is once again able to offer a terrific kayak or paddleboard experience at Five Islands Park. It’s a great way to explore Long Island Sound and to view New Rochelle from a whole new perspective. The program kicks off this weekend and continues through the … Continue reading Kayak (or Paddleboard) New Rochelle
Cutting the ribbon at a new business is one of the nicest parts of my job — I get to welcome entrepreneurs to our community and thank them for their confidence in New Rochelle. It’s a quintessential mayoral duty, almost a cliche, and sometimes I feel like I should wear a top hat and sash … Continue reading Hour to Exit
New Rochelle’s Bike Share, the first in Westchester County, officially launched today. 100 bikes, 11 stations throughout the city. Learn more in this press release or join our bike share program at www.bikenewrochelle.com. We actually had a soft launch back in March, just to test everything out, and already more than 400 people have signed … Continue reading New Rochelle Bike Share is Here
Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who participated in New Rochelle’s Earth Day cleanup at Five Islands and Hudson Parks. Here’s a video of the volunteers in action, with some spectacular drone shots of New Rochelle’s waterfront.