07/29 Folk Arts Series: Rhythms & Dances of Haiti 01:30 PM

July 14, 2018 - 08:30

PELHAM, NY -- Haiti Cultural Exchange and Pelham Art Center present: Rhythms & Dances of Haiti with teaching artist Okai Fleurimont. Discover the traditional drum rhythms of Haiti during this interactive performance. After the music performance there will be a great workshop on making your personal flag or bandana lead by Rebecca Mills.

Photo by Tequila Minsky

Pelham Art Center - MEDIA LAB - Upgraded - New Creative Cloud

July 14, 2018 - 07:58
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PELHAM, NY -- Pelham Art Center announces technology upgrades to the PAC Media Lab! Complete with 10 upgraded iMacs running the latest version of macOS High Sierra and the complete Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign and more.

These computers are available for use for all media arts classes at the PAC Media Lab including animation, digital photography, video game design, coding, and more. This Media Lab upgrade is made possible by a generous donation from Horace Mann High School.

image of donated computers for Media Lab

New Rochelle Police Teams up with Youth for Field Day/BBQ

July 14, 2018 - 07:16

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle’s Mentors in Blue Program hosted a Field Day/BBQ event at D’Onofrio Park on July 11, 2018, drawing over 70 participants from the New Rochelle Police Department, Youth Bureau, North Ave Outreach program, Municipal Housing Authority along with New Rochelle middle and high school students.

Four mixed teams competed in a unique series of field day activities, allowing the youth and staff to interact, engage and explore new ways to build positive relationships. They also sat back and enjoyed conversation over hamburgers and hotdogs from Joey’s Deli.

New Rochelle Police Teams up with Youth for Field Day/BBQ

New Rochelle School Supervisor Resigns Following Heroin Bust

July 13, 2018 - 22:25

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Mike Umbro has resigned effective immediately, according to school district sources.

Umbro was a senior facilities management supervisor at the Albert Leonard Middle School.

His resignation comes in the wake of his arrest on June 21st when New Rochelle police found packets of heroin shoved down his pants following a traffic stop on Fifth Avenue near City Park.

Michael A. Umbro

07/12 Artist Marie Hines Cowan Illustrates the Potent Relationship Between Archaic Times and Contemporary Life in Her Solo Exhibition Musings: Chapter 2 7 PM

July 11, 2018 - 06:05

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Brooklyn native Marie Hines Cowan welcomes all to the opening reception of her solo exhibition Musings: Chapter 2 on Thursday, July 12th, 2018.

The reception will be held in downtown New Rochelle at the Lord and Andra Gallery on 10 Division St. from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and the exhibition will be open until August 31st, 2018.


Plant Operations Supervisor at New Rochelle Middle School Busted for Dealing Heroin

July 10, 2018 - 18:55

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A senior facilities management supervisor of the City School District of New Rochelle is facing serious criminal charges after police found packets of heroin shoved down his pants following a traffic stop.

Michael A. Umbro, 55, of 19 Whitfield Terrace in New Rochelle, NY was arrested by New Rochelle Police at 635 Fifth Avenue on the afternoon of June 21st and charged with Criminal Possession of Narcotic Drug with Intent to Sell in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Michael A. Umbro

Library Offers Free Four-Day Summer Workshops for Children

July 07, 2018 - 21:58

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Special four-day workshops for elementary school children are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library in July and August. Designed to encourage participation in the Summer Reading Game, themed “Libraries Rock,” these free enrichment programs allow children to gain skills and knowledge while having great fun.  Pre-registration is highly recommended, by calling (914) 813-3706 or emailing [email protected]. The Mexican Dance Classes will accept registration the first day of the workshop.

Library Offers Free Four-Day Summer Workshops for Children

07/17 Klezmer Music to be Performed at New Rochelle Public Library 7 PM

July 07, 2018 - 21:54

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Westchester Klezmer Project will perform a free concert for New Rochelle Public Library’s  International Music and Dance series on Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 pm. The program will take place in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater and is suitable for all ages. 

Klezmer Music to be Performed at New Rochelle Public Library

“Summer Pleasures: Works by Roxanne Mapp and Sherri Paul” Exhibit

July 07, 2018 - 21:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is pleased to present an exhibit, “Summer Pleasures: Works by Roxanne Mapp and Sherri Paul” in the Lumen Winter Gallery, from July 6th through July 26th. An Exhibit Reception will be held on Wednesday, July 18, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, and is open to the public. Ms. Mapp and Ms. Paul are not only accomplished, award-winning artists, they are also librarians at NRPL.

Lambeau Tobago - Photography by Roxanne Catherine Mapp

Friends’ Summer Book Sale at Library

July 07, 2018 - 21:48

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will hold their next monthly Big Book Sale on Thursday, July 5th and Friday, July 6th. The sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Library’s lobby.  In addition to great adult and children’s books, the sale also offers DVDs, CDs and other items—all available at very affordable prices.

Friends’ Summer Book Sale at Library