Saturday, October 28, 2017
This is our last week and we’re going to miss you. But we’ll be back next year, so mark the first Saturday of June down as “opening day”. Will you do us a favor and fill out this really short survey? It won’t take you more than a few minutes, and it really goes a long way in helping us plan for an even better 2018 season if we know what our customers want.
What’s next for this newsletter now that the market’s finished? Although not weekly, you’ll continue to receive occasional postings from us regarding useful downtown information about development, local business openings, NRBID-sponsored and other and large downtown events via e-mail. If you’re not already, please also consider following the NRBID facebook and instagram pages.
Halloween Parade and Grand Market Final Festivities:
It’s all about Halloween this weekend. Line-up for the annual Merchant’s Urchins Parade (children’s costume parade) begins at 9:45 a.m. at New Street, New Roc City (in front of Regal Cinema). Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. and will wind through several downtown streets before ending at the Grand Market.
At the Grand Market there will be pumpkin painting (while supplies last), balloons, a Halloween-themed photo-booth, facepainting, some dancing and a final cooking demonstration by Sonia Urban! All You Can Pita will be there for anyone wanting to eat lunch at the market. For more Halloween fun downtown, jump to the bottom of this newsletter.
MORE DOWNTOWN NEWS….
Tag Sale at Trinity-St. Paul Church. My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is partnering with Esther’s Aid to sponsor a Tag Sale this Saturday, 10/28, from 10 am to 3 pm at Trinity-St Paul Church (311 Huguenot Street–just steps from the Grand Market). For sale will be beautiful baskets, handbags and christmas ornaments handmade by women trained and employed by Esther’s AID in Rwanda, as well as new and used items including books, maternity clothes, jewelry, toys, sporting goods and more. Proceeds to benefit My Brother’s Keeper and Esther’s AID(which provides job training to women in Rwanda).
Gallery Exhibition: Mahlstedt Gallery (415 Huguenot Street) is holding an opening reception on November 4th from 6-8pm for the exhibition titled, “Contemporary Photography”, a group show featuring some of their gallery’s photographers and digital artists. To learn more about the artists and exhibition, please read the full press release here. Reservations are required.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibit: If you haven’t seen the annual Day of the Dead exhibit at the downtown library branch, please do yourself a favor and stop by the Lumen Winter Gallery between 10/29 and 11/6. The eleventh annual Day of the Dead observance presented by Calaveras y Diablitos artists features ancient traditions such as an ofrenda (altar), tissue paper cut-outs, marigolds, and other symbols celebrating late loved ones. There’s always an incredible contemporary spin on this amazing exhibit!
Halloween’s a Comin’…
…and downtown New Rochelle is ready to celebrate! Here’s just a few items happening that we’ve heard about. (Aware of additional activities within the BID? Send them our way so we can spread the word!)
Monster Mash at Fun-Fuzion in New Roc City: Free to all in costume, Fun Fuzion’s Monster Mash will occur Monday, October 30th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and include indoor trick or treating around the facility, a costume party and contest, games, prizes, crafts, snacks and more. Register online.
Cheap Thrills at the Library: The Friends of the Library’s fabulous used book store has rolled out a cart filled with scary thrillers (Stephen King and the like) and not-so-scary books (Bearenstein Bears Halloween, Goosebumps, etc.) all for bargain prices. Go check out the cart this Saturday….if you dare. Bwaa-ha-ha-ha-ha!