Saturday, October 21, 2017
It seems like yesterday we were rushing to line up our vendors and put the final pieces in place for opening day. And now? Leaves are falling and we’re reminiscing about all of the fun we had with you this year, from our Fourth of July Festivities with live bluegrass music and the sweet potato pie eating contest… to a celebration of all things French at the Market’s Bastille Day… to the (very loud!) honking horns and happy kids at our inaugural downtown Touch-A-Truck festival.
And so we’re curious….what was your favorite part of the Grand Market? Did you come weekly, or just occasionally? Did you enjoy our new additions, like our ping-pong table, expanded vendor list and bright red bistro tables? What would you like to see next year?
You can help us plan for an even better 2018 Grand Market season by filling out this short survey.
This Saturday families with children ages 8-12 years old will be painting seasonal scenes for Halloween and Thanksgiving on the windows of downtown businesses (sign-up was required–check with firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about remaining space.). A mask-making workshop geared for younger children will take place at the Grand Market.
The sound shore music school, BachtoRock will return with live music featuring their very talented student musicians. And remember….we always have our family garden experiences on Saturday too–right off the children’s room of the library, is an abundant garden with hands-on activities. Everyone is invited to stop by, plant some seeds, harvest some veggies and enjoy the foliage.
This week’s vendors:
Artisan NR: Handmade treasures from local Sound Shore artisans
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:Ready-to-eat authentic crepes, sweet and savory
Let Them Eat Pita: gone October 7 & 14, returning for the end of the season
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 producingaward-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.
MORE DOWNTOWN NEWS….
Potential Amazon Headquarters Downtown?: The City tossed its hat into the ring to become Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, citing several downtown New Rochelle spots that could serve as office space. Learn more about the competitive bid here.
Welcome to downtown, Vento Bistro and Wine Shop!: A new restaurant featuring a seasonal seafood-centric menu and lots of great wines opened in late September. Have you tried it yet? Find more information, including pictures of the exterior and food here and check out their facebook page.
Costume Parade and Pumpkin Painting at the Grand Market: Line up for the annual downtown Merchant’s Urchins (kids costume) parade at 9:45 a.m. Parade starts at 10 at New Street New Roc City and ends at the Grand Market in Library Green Park where treats, fun activities and pumpkin painting will follow (see flyer). (BID sponsored event!)
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!
Halloween Costume Salsa Bash at Noma Social: All the festivities aren’t just for kids. On Thursday 10/26 Noma Social presents its Halloween Costume Salsa Bash. Free admission, parking and salsa class, plus drink specials and prizes for best costume make this sound like a fun evening! Contact Noma Social directly for details.