Boo to the bad weather!! Due to the dismal forecast, the outdoor Halloween parade and our final day of the Grand Market have been cancelled.
Everyone knows the world’s most scream-inducing prospect isn’t what Halloween creepiness hides in the dark, but the idea of being a parent trapped in the house with rambunctious kids on a rainy day. Fear not: we have a solution. The cancelled parade and Halloween Fest on Library Green has been transformed into a pumpkin painting party in the downtown library community room.
Starting at 10:00 a.m. we’ll have a DJ spinning great music for a spooktacular vibe, pumpkin painting, photo shoots with our resident skeleton, and some Halloween temporary tattoos and crafts. Location: Downtown Library Community Room. Show up on-time. There is a limited supply of pumpkins. Event ends at 11:30.
Thank you to our 2018 Grand Market Customers, Performers, Partners, Sponsors & Vendors
Here’s the part where we get all mushy.
We just wanted to thank everyone who made this year’s Grand Market special. We had a lot of fun this year. We commemorated our 5th anniversary with a cake and clown, celebrated Bastille Day with the ultimate French flair, and enjoyed another Touch a Truck event at the Grand Market.
Most of our customers are regulars that we see weekend after weekend. We appreciate your support, the laughter, the chats we have with you and observing you chatting with your neighbors. This is community. This is why we do this market each year.
We loved having Artisan NR, Farm Eats, Migliorelli Farms, the New Rochelle Public Library, The Cheese Guy, Pelham Provisions, R&R Produce, Naturally Naz, Sweet Things and Wild Thyme, Bambino Ravioli Pastifico, Big Bang Coffee Roasters, Luscious Little Dessert Company, Uncle T’s Spices, MUFFINteeny’s, The Cheese Guy, and Walter’s Hot Dogs as part of our 2018 market family. Many of these businesses sell their products year-round at other retail outlets, fairs and markets. Please follow them online and continue to support them.
Special thanks to New Rochelle Parks and Recreation and the New Rochelle Public Library for their invaluable partnerships. And finally, we appreciate our sponsors, who make this entire event feasible.
Wheels Up! We’re Detroit-Bound
Our Bloomberg Mayors Challenge team (comprised of the Downtown Business Improvement District, IDEA New Rochelle and the City of New Rochelle) has been invited to exhibit our New Rochelle Mayors’ Challenge project at City Lab! A partnership between Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, CityLab is the preeminent meeting of city leaders and the top minds in urbanism and city planning, economics, education, art, architecture, public sector innovation, community development, and business— convened with the goal of creating scalable solutions to major challenges faced by cities everywhere.
Only two out of the 35 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge cities were asked to attend City Lab to exhibit and share their findings with cities from across the world. We will find out at the very end of this month if we are one of the final winners of the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, but in the meantime, we’re thrilled by this honor for New Rochelle.
Need a refresher on New Rochelle’s journey through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors’ Challenge process? Check out our 15-part series of Champion Cities posts on our blog.
Check Out Downtown’s Hot Street Art Scene
Eat your heart out Banksy–the most of the moment street art is right here in downtown New Rochelle. Check out the many storefront windows hand-painted by local children last Saturday. Today’s window painter is tomorrow’s next big gallery name, so don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with these masterpieces while you can.
Repost (and Updated): Halloween Activities Ahead:
Attention aspiring ghosts and vampires! A pop-up Halloween store is located at 5 Anderson Street from now until the end of the month. We were particularly taken by the rotting teeth and the peanut butter and jelly costumes for couples, but really, you can find almost anything to suit your Halloween tastes here (hours: 10-8 Monday thru Saturday and 11-6 on Sundays).
Families with kids have two fun events to attend. In addition to the BID Family Days Pumpkin Painting Library this Saturday at the Library, on October 31st, FunFuzion presents its Monster Mash (10/31, 5:30 – 7:00) with indoor trick or treating, crafts, snacks, a costume party and more. The Monster Mash is free to all in costume, but you must reserve in advance.
A financial planning workshop regarding business capital and contracts for businesses will take place Thursday November 8th, 6-8 p.m. (See flyer below.) This is the third in a series of business-focused workshops presented by the City of New Rochelle, the Chamber of Commerce and the BID.