Many of our region’s parks are overrun with invasive vines. While the vines can have a certain jungle-like charm, they are truly awful for the long-term health and ecology of native species. Unfortunately, getting rid of them is a bear (figuratively, of course) that takes lots of labor. That’s where you come in. Volunteers are … Continue reading Fight the Invasion!
This month’s cold snap has produced at least one positive outcome: effective today, Paine Lake, Carpenter’s Pond, and the southern lake in front of New Rochelle High School (by Eastchester Road) are open for ice skating! Beechmont Lake still does not have the consistent 4 inch minimum ice depth necessary for safety, and Glenwood Lake … Continue reading Lace Up Your Skates!
This week, our Parks & Rec team unveiled new master plans for Feeney Park and Lincoln Park. Developed over several months with lots of public input, the master plans include a wide range of improvements — from new lighting, to repaired walkways, to expanded community garden plots, to additional trees. Good plans are very valuable, … Continue reading Lincoln & Feeney Park Master Plans Unveiled
Each year, the Paine-to-Pain half-marathon attracts hundreds of runners to our city. And with good reason – it’s a terrific race, covering the outer loop of the Colonial Greenway, with trails winding through parks, woods, and historic neighborhoods. The starting gun for the seventh annual Paine-to-Pain is this Sunday, September 21st at 9:00am, by Thomas … Continue reading Paine to Pain Half-Marathon & Youth Mile This Sunday
Attention sports fans! Don’t miss the annual WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game this coming Wednesday, August 13th — warmup at 5:30pm, first pitch at 6:00pm — at Flowers Park on Fifth Avenue here in New Rochelle. For the third year in a row, Craig Carton, the top-rated WFAN morning host, will bring his all-stars to … Continue reading WFAN All-Stars Coming to New Ro on Wednesday
The City and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) are teaming up again to present the Summer Sounds concert series at Hudson Park – Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. Here’s the full schedule. Every performance is free, so bring a blanket, chair, or picnic basket and enjoy a terrific evening. For more information … Continue reading Summer Concerts (Plus a Food Truck) in New Rochelle
Jeremy, Owen, and I ran the second annual North Avenue Mile this morning. It was a terrific event – hundreds of runners and walkers, dozens of sponsors, and lots of good causes for which money was raised. My time was seven minutes and something. Jeremy finished just a little behind me. The family star, however, … Continue reading Crossing The Finish Line
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
Hudson Park and the Municipal Marina took a big hit during Hurricane Sandy. So after the storm, New Rochelle applied to FEMA for the estimated $4 million cost of repairs. Months and months later, we still haven’t received final word on our approvals. Now that spring is here and beach weather is fast approaching, a … Continue reading Schumer at Hudson Park