Summer heat and humidity seem determined to stay. No matter! The warm temps make for a perfect morning at the Grand Market. If you’ve got kidlets, stop by between 11-12 for a Grand Market Family Performance with Louie Miranda: Louie always rocks the park with his great blend of Latin music, interactive games and sheer joy.
When you’re finished, consider grabbing lunch at a nearby restaurant. Just steps away you’ll find Korean BBQ Grill, Modern Restaurant and Lounge, Juicy Chicken Peruvian Bar & Grill (see linked review below!) and The Wooden Spoon, to name just a few!
Vendors appearing this Saturday:
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
Uncle T’s Spices: Healthy, handmade spice blends.
Save the Date for the First Annual Bar-V-Que, October 6!
Curious about the vegan lifestyle, but not sure if it’s right for you? Already vegan, but looking to expand your recipe repertoire? Committed carnivore, but are open to eating vegan food occasionally for health reasons?
October 6th’s Bar-V-Que at the Grand Market will have something to interest everyone.A mini-vegan gathering hosted at the Grand Market and curated by two local vegans: Nicolas Cojocaru-Durand and Alicia Siebenaler, the event will include a handful of vegan food vendors, an ask-a vegan information table, free vegan cookbook giveaways for three lucky market guests and a cooking demonstration. Not only that: Juggles the Clown will be on hand entertaining kids (starting at 11), followed by live music with local band, Barndog.
IDEA On the Go
IDEA New Rochelle, our effort to create a thriving creative technology district in the heart of downtown, is now serving up public programming to area residents with its mobile vehicle.
Thanks to U-Haul and with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Downtown Business Improvement District and the City of New Rochelle, IDEA is now able to bring programming and the technologies/technologists it supports directly to the public thanks to our latest initiative, IDEA Go.
What’s IDEA Go? Imagine a food truck-type vehicle, that serves up curated digital experiences (instead of artisan poke bowls or ice cream) to the New Rochelle public. That’s the concept of IDEA Go: a portable tech lab on wheels — a re-purposed U-Haul van — that can easily park at local events allowing the IDEA team to engage with a general audience curious about IDEA’s work. Read the full article here.
Out and About Downtown
The New Rochelle Public Library is offering Lunchtime Chair Yoga Mondays (12:15) and Wednesdays (1:15) in Ossie Davis Theater. New faces welcome!
Juicy Chicken Peruvian Bar & Grill received a great write-up in Westchester Magazine. Congrats!
Magno’s Grill (108 Centre Ave.) had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for New Rochelle’s first Argentinian / Italian restaurant.
Local Retailers are starting to unveil fall-themed merchandise.
Various developments continue to progress. A great site to follow to keep up: http://www.101010nr.com
Our BID-funded and coordinated plantings continue to bloom with seasonal arrangements.