Kieran’s Courts Open at Pinebrook Park

The Grogan Family with the winning team at Kieran’s Courts

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 team, with the Grogan’s.


Plans Advance for New Boys & Girls Club

Rendering of proposed housing, garage, and new Boys & Girls Club, with Lincoln Park in the foreground

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 the youngsters of our community.


Kayak New Rochelle

Kayaks in New Rochelle’s Echo Bay

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 a ton of fun, plus it provides a whole new perspective on our community’s beautiful shoreline. Give it a try.


North Avenue Mile on June 9

The starting line of the North Avenue Mile

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 looks like the North Avenue Mile will not occur this year as planned, due to some registration challenges. I still extend thanks to the organizers for their efforts, and hope that the race can return in 2020.


Volunteer Park Clean-Up this Sunday

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 more or to sign up.