The award-winning one-man band of Zev Haber returns for your music pleasure. Zev’s cadre of clever and hilarious songs make pre-schoolers AND adults dance, laugh and sing. We at the Grand Market are partial to “The Chicken Scratch” song ourselves, but all of Zev’s tunes are hits. Catch him between 11 a.m. – noon.
By the way, our market season is ⅔ over. Just seven markets remain, each packed with a unique agenda designed to entertain and delight. We’ll be releasing our fall events flyer next week. Stay tuned!
The City Of New Rochelle has several trees left over from its tree giveaway at last week’s street fair. We’re partnering with them to find those trees a home. If you would like your own tree, stop by the market booth to pick one up, while supplies last.
New Rochelle Street Fair and IDEA NR’s Participation
The rain didn’t stop the fun at the 6th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair last Sunday. Check out pics from the fair here. Congrats to the organizers on another successful community-building event.
We were pleased to collaborate with IDEA New Rochelle to bring back the VR Go Truck to the Street Fair. As a reminder, the 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).
At Sunday’s Street Fair, members of the public were invited to enter our IDEA Go Truck and experience virtual reality under the guidance of two of IDEA’s technology experts and community engagement specialists, Bayete Ross Smith and Laura Mun. The activity on hand? Tiltbrush–a program that allows users to draw, paint and sculpt unique art forms in 3-D space.
Five year olds to fifty-five year olds enjoyed making their own virtual creations in Tiltbrush while experiencing first hand the emergent immersive technology of VR. As IDEA New Rochelle seeks to nurture a growing industry of creative technologists in New Rochelle, it will also continue to find ways to allow the public to learn about and benefit from these technologies as well. For more information about IDEA New Rochelle’s current work, including any New Rochelle community engagement opportunities please follow: https://medium.com/idea-new-rochelle and https://twitter.com/ideanewrochelle.
Repost: Look at that Curb Appeal.
Note: A few of our curb appeal pictures were accidentally deleted from the newsletter last week, so we’re reposting this article…
On a drizzly (therefore slow) day at the Grand Market, one of our staff went for a stroll downtown and couldn’t help snapping some pictures at the charming facades and window displays. Eat your heart out, HGTV!
Cute Signage at Vento, Modern, IB Cohen (love the retro vibe!) and Jolo’s (the avocado apostrophe is 💗!!)
Facades and Entryways: Love the Memorial entrance to the library. Curtain Shop and Alvin and Friends are always on point. With this set-up, who could pass by R. Patisserie without stopping??
Window Displays: Loving those yellow flower balls by Enchanted. Little Ranch showcases boots like nobody’s business. Consign it on Main and Virtuous Vogue nailed their window displays.
We’re lucky to have businesses that put so much care into how our downtown looks. Why not reward them by shopping local next time you need to make a purchase?
This list in not all-inclusive…do you have a favorite downtown facade or window display? Send us an email and we might feature it.
Calling Business Owners:
Thinking about starting your own business? Attend a free session with SCORE Mentors to learn about how to successfully plan, setup and fund your business venture.
And if you already run your own business as an artisan or crafter the New Rochelle Council on the Arts is seeking submissions for vendors at its first ArtsFest Artisan Market October 20/21st. ArtsFest enlivens downtown (and other parts of New Rochelle) every year, with a selection of unique arts experiences showcasing New Rochelle’s diverse creative community. Contact NRCA directly for more information about the Artisan Market.