The New Rochelle Arts Fest 2010 included many opportunities to venture into artists private workshops and studios. At the Media Lofts a variety of artists opened their doors to the curious public. They even provided snacks and welcome activities for children, including collage making and sketching.
Media Lofts (http://medialoftarts.com) at 50 Webster Avenue is a mixed-use, artist studios and condominiums. According to their website, the loft was founded in 1978 to provide an environment for artists, designers, craftsmen and a variety of art-related businesses. In 1983 it moved to the Knickerbocker Press building and now includes residential condominiums. The handsome Knickerbocker Press building is brick with a terraced roof line and inlaid slate roof.
Today’s magnificent weather was a perfect complement to the wonderful two day “Hop On-Hop Off Arts Festival” in New Rochelle. The event runs October 2nd and 3rd from 12:00-5:00. We enjoyed a full day of activities throughout the city with the entire family and it was mostly free. The free trolley was fun!
Our day started with free ice cream (thanks Webster Bank!) at the New Rochelle Public Library where a lively juggling show was entertaining a good sized crowd in the Library Green.
We popped our head into the Backstreet Gallery where the artist Jeff Schlanger (http://musicwitness.com) answered questions about his dynamic artwork. He paints jazz artists on the spot in concerts, as they are performing their solos. Pretty amazing! He was planning on doing a piece today. The mural in the library lot is by him.
Music on the Trolley
The New Rochelle Firefighters UFFA Local 273 will host their Annual Oldies Show on Friday October 1st 2010 at the New Rochelle High School.
Show starts at 8:00pm
We have put together some great entertainment!
This Years Talent Includes
Our Local WVOX radio personality Dennis Nardone
Shades of Sole
T & T Dreaming
And, the Shirelles Featuring Shirley Austin Reeves
Snacks and Beverages are available
The New Rochelle Fire Department would like to thank all of our residents and local business owners; it’s because of all of you that we are able to continue providing this great show.
Free tickets are available…email me at [email protected]Read more
Tonight at Hudson Park there was a free outdoor concert, another in the series of Wednesdays concerts sponsored by New Rochelle Parks & Recreation and Webster Bank. With a moment of silence, those gathered acknowledged the passing of Gentlemen Councilman Stowe.
New Rochelle High School students "Voices 6", just back from a trip to China, performed pieces from Rent, Jackson 5, among others.Read more
Tonight the New Rochelle Opera, sponsored by Metro Med, performed selections of Turandot among other pieces at the bandshell in Hudson Park. It was a nice sized crowd of families, seniors and couples. Several people running for office were shaking hands through the crowds and handing out customized fans and leaflets. A snack bar did a busy enough business selling sodas and snacks, plus more. The music was lovely, particularly the first baritone.
Article by ELENA COX with Photographs by JENNIFER PARENTE
A wet and muggy day turned into a warm and breezy night at Westchester Magazine's annual Best of Westchester party. Sponsored by Sound Shore Medical Center and held at New Rochelle's Glen Island Harbour Club (Reader's Pick "Best Place to Get Married"), thousands turned out for the event celebrating the best places to eat, shop, play, and do just about everything else in the county. Winners were able to set up booths to showcase their services and of course, our great city was well represented.
Click "read more" link to see which New Rochelle establishments were present.Read more
Westchester Magazine has published their annual "Best of Westchester" edition for 2010. New Rochelle put in a strong showing in the "Food & Drink" and "Nightlife" categories but was otherwise shut out by the magazine's editors.
Don Coqui and Little Mexican Café were Editor's Picks in the Restaurant category (Don Coqui was also a "Reader's Choice"). Don Coqui was noted for its dancing and brining "A little bit of South Beach flavor" to Westchester. The magazine suggests giving the taco al pastor, a taco with chili-spiked pork roasted under a pineapple, a try at the Little Mexican Café which has previously been honored for Best Authentic Mexican Food (2004) and Best Margarita (2007).
Spectators Sports Bar was selected in the Nightlife category as "Best Out-of-Frat-House Experience" where "the co-eds are just as cute and the beer just as cheap" as you remember from your college days.Read more