Enjoying a Walter’s hot dog is a favorite summer pastime, and now it’s easier than ever, because this longtime vendor is returning to the Grand Market. This weekend, grab lunch after picking up your veggies from this Westchester business’s legendary teal truck. Other dates Walter’s will be around: 8/4; 8/18; 8/28; and 10/13.
The Future is Bright!
This week two exceptional groups of youth will visit our market to make a difference. Please come by to support these fantastic young people:
Lupus Awareness with local Girl Scouts: Brianna Mateus, Mia Fear, and Sabrina Lin are a part of Girl Scout Troop 2445 and working towards their Silver Award. The Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette (the rank they are now) can earn. Their Silver Award project is about raising awareness for Lupus disease. According to the young women: “We want more people to know about the disease and why it is important to know. The reason we chose Lupus awareness, is that Mia’s mother has Lupus and many of our own family friends. They all have huge impacts on our lives and we would like more people to know about what they are going through. We are going into 9th grade at the New Rochelle High School and two of us, Mia and Sabrina, have been in Girl Scouts since 1st grade and Brianna has been a Girl Scout since 5th grade. We would really appreciate it if people could stop by our booth on the 28th, since, because this disease does not have a cure, the best thing to do is be educated about the subject.”
Things By Eli: Since the age of 9, Elijah Cruz has utilized his free time to make handmade candle holders out of spoons. With every sale Elijah makes, he donates a portion of the proceeds to the charity of his choice: St Jude Children’s Hospital. Eli visited our market last year. We were impressed by this poised young man and his exceptionally open and caring heart. You can learn more about Eli’s project here.
We’re Kids at Heart:
Maybe you’ve noticed that we’ve been drawing a hopscotch on Library Green’s pavement on market days. We have seen quite a few of you (in a full age range, we might add) blissfully hopping through it. But do you remember the rules of the game? Our market staff didn’t recall the rules ourselves, but we dug up an article reminding us all how to “officially” play the game. We’ll have printouts at the market table too. Bocce ball is so passe. Let’s start a new trend in New Rochelle. 😉
Save the Date for Touch a Truck!
Repost: Some recent downtown news:
A new pop-up library designed by internationally acclaimed artist Charles Fazzino, will appear soon at the Metro North station, with more to follow. The pop-up libraries are a project coordinated by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle, and the New Rochelle Public Library, with support from New Rochelle Parks and Recreation. Local artists interested in designing one of the new little libraries should learn more about the process here (application deadline: August 3rd). Charles Fazzino and his daughter Healther also unveiled two original sculptures downtown yesterday.
Finally, officials have adopted a batch of changes to the city’s code to make downtown parking a little easier as recently reported in LoHud.