Saturday, September 16, 2017
We also share some downtown news beyond the market in today’s edition that we hope you’ll find helpful. Happy reading!
This Week’s Family Fun at the Grand Market
Favorite local musician Zev Haber returns this Saturday for another family performance from 11 a.m. – noon. (And take note…we have two more great family musicians coming up in the next couple of weeks–be sure to download our upcoming events scedule at the bottom of this newsletter).
Our family gardening experience continues into fall. Right off the children’s room of the library is an abundant garden and the location of hands-on activities involving fresh vegetables and herbs. Everyone is invited to stop by, plant some seeds, harvest some vegetables and enjoy the foliage. Directions: walk through the Children’s room to access the garden doors or go behind the library on the Lawton Street side and look for the gated entrance (usually marked with a sign.)
Grand Market Chef Sonia Urban returns with another healthy recipe that you can make on a budget with market fresh ingredients (Mid day).
Meet a Montefiore Service Dog
Did you know that market sponsor Montefiore has a team of therapeutic dogs that visit patients to relieve anxiety and depression? Meet one of these fabulous canine team members and learn more about these important animals at this week’s grand market when a member of the service dog team is present (approximately 1:00- 2:00 p.m.)
A note about last week’s Westchester Humane Society event: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Humane Society was unable to attend as planned with information about pets for adoption. We are sorry for the inconvenience and are working with them to schedule another date later this fall or next year. Stay tuned.
This week’s vendors:
Artisan NR: Handmade treasures from local Sound Shore artisans. This week–Crochet me Crazy (crocheted children’s and adult wear) & DW Fashion (leather jewelry)
Dutch’s Spirits: New York distillery and farm producing classic spirits, cocktail bitters, etc.
Farm EATS: Local NY 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken.
Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library: Used books for sale, on Library Green and/or in the Library’s lobby.
Journeyman Bakery: Best of Westchester-winner selling variety of artisanal breads: German rye, pain de mie, oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, pain au levain, cranberry and walnut and more.
La Maison Bretonne: Delicious sweet and savory crepes
Let Them Eat Pita: mobile food cart serving delicious falafel sandwiches and hummus bowls at local farmers markets
Migliorelli Farm: Fresh fruit, vegetables and greens straight from Dutchess County. Fresh-pressed cider and other goodies (donuts, bloody mary mix) also occasionally available.
Provisions Bake Shop: Family-owned-and-operated bake shop producing award-winning, made-from scratch, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.
R&R Produce: Wall Street Journal featured farm offering fresh produce and herbs from Orange County’s fertile black dirt region.
Sweet Things and Wild Thyme: NY State honey and bee products, including honeycomb and pollen.
Uncle T’s Spices: Locally-based spice company selling small-blend and cleverly-named mixes like Leaning Tower of Pizza.
Mark Your Calendars… October Looks Fun!
Two great City-wide festivals, New Rochelle Arts Fest and New Rochelle Food Fest will be taking place City-wide, including at several downtown venues October 6-8. More information to come shortly.
And of course, be sure to pencil in downtown’s signature Halloween events: Window Painting and Mask Making on October 21 and the New Rochelle Kids Costume Parade followed by Pumpkin Painting at the Grand Market October 28! (See flyer below for details.)
Downtown Development Update: The City of New Rochelle’s master development plan is underway and there is a lot of action downtown. To keep you know, we’ve summarized the projects and provided the latest news links we could find.
The Printhouse, a 6-story, 71-unit mixed-use building broke ground on Huguenot Street this summer, across from the New Roc City Garage. Read more…
Church-Division site: RXR announced construction of two new towers at the site of the Church-Division parking garage. The 28-story towers will contain 650-700 apartments, with 40,000 square feet of new retail at the base. Read more…
V Hotel: Groundbreaking for the V-Hotel occurred in late July. The hotel is expected to open for business by the end of 2018. Located at 43 Church Street, about a block south of Main Street, the V Hotel will feature 80 luxury guest rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and meeting spaces in an eight story structure. Read more…
587 Main Street: Construction continued (foundation poured) over the summer at the 28-story building (site of the former Loew’s theater), which started in November of 2016. When completed, it will feature almost 300 apartments, 17,000 square feet for commercial uses, and a 10,000 square foot performance space. Read more…
45 Harrison Street (site of former firehouse): MacQuesten Development, LLC was approved by City Council in June as the developer of a 27-story mixed-use building. Read more…
Public Art Installation: Twilight of Dawn, designed by the nationally-known artist R. M. Fischer was installed on Library Green in July and dedicated on August 12th. The sculpture was previously sited at the Los Angeles headquarters of Sony Studios and was recently gifted to the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID.). Read more…
Interactive Digital Environments Alliance (IDEA) is dedicated to promoting, developing, and maintaining a vibrant new Arts and Technology District working with the City of New Rochelle’s Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) was covered in Forbes.