They’re back! One of our favorite bands to grace Library Green: The AfroLatineers!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
The AfroLatineers are great musicians, they’re friendly, they’re fun, they promote our vendors and local businesses, AND they play latin jazz like nobody’s business. The AfroLatineers will be playing from 12:30 – 2:00 this weekend at the Grand Market. But first, Kurt Gallagher, one of our all-time favorite children’s performers, will delight audiences of all ages while playing on a wide array of instruments (11-noon).
There are just five Saturday’s left before the Grand Market closes for the season. This Saturday’s vendor line-up:
Bambino Ravioli Pastificio: Homemade pasta, mozzarella and pasta sauces
Migliorelli Farms: Farm-fresh veggies and fruits from Tivoli, NY
Naturally Naz: Handmade soaps, lotions and body products made from all-natural, non-GMO and organic products.
New Rochelle Public Library: Used books for sale (at the Market and inside the library lobby) plus crafts for children every weekend between 11-1.
The Cheese Guy: All-natural, kosher and artisanal cheeses.
Pelham Provisions: Handcrafted, all-natural baked goods.
R&R Produce: curly kale, serrano peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, carrots, onions, squash and more from NY State’s fertile “black dirt region”.
Sweet Things and Wild Thyme: Variety of honeys and honey/bee-based products from Warwick, NY
Out and About Downtown
The City of New Rochelle won a $10 million State grant through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI.) New Rochelle’s application to the DRI focused on the Lincoln Avenue corridor and surrounding neighborhoods, with the goal of forging stronger social, economic, and physical linkages between this vital area and our downtown as a whole. Read the full press release here.
In other good news, Vijay Kumar, a judge from Bloomberg Philanthropies, highlighted New Rochelle’s Mayors Challenge team’s project as an example of public sector innovation in this recent blog post.
Curious to learn more about the many sculptures dotting downtown? There’s an app for that! Download Otocast onto your phone and then tap Tours by City: New Rochelle. You’ll find a walkable audible tour allowing you to hear the meaning and inspiration about each statue in the City’s latest public arts initiative, Stacked, straight from the artist themselves! Learn more about Stacked here.
New Roc Social is celebrating its 1st anniversary and wants New Rochelle to share their meaningful day with them. On October 4th, they’ll have happy hour all day, complimentary snacks, and beers, and of course– music all night. Here’s their Facebook invite. Congrats New Roc Social!
Vintage downtown photos uploaded to our Facebook page have taken everyone for a fun walk down memory lane. Join the fun: comment, add the names of locations and share your own memories. And let us know–should we continue uploading fun downtown photos like these?
New Rochelle Bike Share is giving away one week of unlimited 30 minutes (promo code: bGA62xzo)–Offer expires November 30th. Find a bike downtown.
Fun Fall Events Around the Corner
Did you see our fall events flyer? (Scroll below!) With sweater weather fully underway, there’s a lot to fill these crisp weekend afternoons: Polka Music for Octoberfest on 10/13, Arts Fest and Downtown Window Painting on 10/20, the traditional Merchants Urchins Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Painting on 10/27, and finally, the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s Thanksgiving Parade, which runs through a portion of downtown, on November 17th.