Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul was in town this afternoon to deliver some great news: $10 million in State funding for six New Rochelle projects. You might be thinking that this announcement was already made, and, in a sense, you’d be right. New Rochelle was declared the winner of the State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) last … Continue reading DRI Projects Approved
New Rochelle turned out in force this past Saturday to celebrate the greatest reliever in baseball history, our own Mariano Rivera. Thank you to all the parade organizers and sponsors, especially Joe and Mickie Fosina. And thank you, most of all, to Mariano and Clara Rivera, who have been such active and generous members of … Continue reading A Great Day for New Rochelle
Come celebrate one of the greatest baseball players in history — and the first unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame — when New Rochelle salutes Mariano Rivera this Saturday with a Pinstripe Parade. The festivities kick off at New Rochelle City Hall with a ceremony at 9:45am. The parade will then proceed along … Continue reading Mariano. New Rochelle. Saturday.
New Rochelle’s annual Independence Day celebration, featuring Fireworks by Grucci at the waterfront, kicks off at 9:30pm on Thursday, July 4th, rain or shine. There’s 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 will … Continue reading New Rochelle Fireworks
Thank you to the Grogan Family, who partnered with New Rochelle’s Department of Parks & Recreation to remake the basketball courts at Pinebrook Park. Named in loving memory of Kieran Grogan, the courts have never looked (or played) better. Over the weekend, hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered for a basketball tournament. Here’s the winning … Continue reading Kieran’s Courts Open at Pinebrook Park
I had been trying to find the right words to describe plans for a new Remington Boys and Girls Club. Fortunately, Council Member Jared Rice did such a good job outlining the project and its context that I need only link to his post. Check it out here. This would be a great resource for … Continue reading Plans Advance for New Boys & Girls Club
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