NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library’s family film series, Disney Hit Parade, continues on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 pm, with the 1975 film, The Apple Dumpling Gang. The comedy stars Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, and Tim Conway.
The story of the film involves three young orphans who stumble upon a huge golden nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws (Knotts and Conway) to stage a robbery of the gold to fend off the greedy townspeople. Little do they know that a surly gang of sharpshooters plans to beat them to the draw!
The color film runs 100 minutes, and is shown on the big screen of the air-conditioned Ossie Davis Theater. There is no charge.
The library’s Disney Hit Parade series concludes on August 6th with a viewing of Escape to Witch Mountain.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library’s “Dream Big!” theater programs for Wednesday, August 1st will feature programs for films for the younger children at 10:30 am, and a live show for children ages 5 and older at 2:00 pm.
Curious George – “Sweet Dreams will be shown in the Ossie Davis Theater Films, beginning at 10:30 am. This compilation of films stars the beloved children's character Curious George through over 90-minutes worth of adventures. The eight episodes include "Night of the Wiener Dog", "Movie House Monkey", Say Goodnight, George”, “Hundley's Great Escape”, “The Big Sleepy”, “Red Sky at Night”, “Monkey's Delight”, “Curious George and the Invisible Sound”, and “Water to Ducks”. The movies are rated G and are appropriate for ages 2 – 5 years.Read more
Music and dance of the Middle East will be performed at the New Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, July 24th, at 7:00 pm, as part of the library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series. The program is geared for families and individuals of all ages.
Aszmara, an internationally-renowned oriental dancer and local belly dance instructor, will present a number of traditional dances with origins in the Middle East. Armenian musicians Haig Manoukian on the oud, Souren Baronain on G-clarinet, and Mal Stein on dumbek, will perform the music for the fully costumed dances, as well as selections of Armenian, Turkish and Arabic traditional and folkloric music.
Admission is free and limited to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm.
The sounds of the seven-piece Latin Grupo Vibe will transform New Rochelle’s Library Green into a festive dance party on the evening of Thursday, July 19, as the popular BID Music on the Green series kicks-off its summer 2012 season in downtown New Rochelle. Three free concerts, beginning at 7:00 pm, will be sponsored by New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) on consecutive Thursday evenings.
“The BID is delighted to host this enormously popular concert series,” said Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the New Rochelle BID. “Whether you enjoy dancing – or just listening, you are guaranteed a truly pleasurable evening of fabulous music and cool breezes. A double bonus – there are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby to sample before or after the show.”Read more
The popular family film series, “Disney Hit Parade”, begins its summer run at the New Rochelle Public Library on Monday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm with the 1961 classic, The Absent- Minded Professor. The free film is suitable for all ages and will be shown on the big screen of the air-conditioned Ossie Davis Theater.
The film stars Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, and Tommy Kirk. See brainy Professor Brainard (MacMurray) and his gravity-defying discovery Flubber (flying rubber) put more bounce in the school basketball team, fly a Model “T” jalopy over Washington, D.C., and save Medfield College from financial ruin!
The next film in the series, That Darn Cat, will be shown on July 9th.Read more
One of New Rochelle Public Library’s most popular series, International Music and Dance performances bring the sounds and movements of global cultures to New Rochelle this summer, thrilling and delighting all ages. The 29th season of the free performances runs six Tuesday evenings, beginning July 3rd. All performances begin at 7:00 pm, and seating is on a first-come/first-served basis, to the capacity of the library’s 145-seat Ossie Davis Theater. Doors open at 6:45 pm.Read more
Free summer library programs for children ages six months to 5 years are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) beginning Monday, July 2 through Friday August 10. All programs are on a drop-in basis, on a first-come, first-served basis, except the Bedtime Stories at HCL. The six-week programs are as follows:
Bouncing Babies, is a Mother Goose program of songs, music, movement and a story for children 6 – 24 months, on Thursdays, July 5 – August 9, from 9:30 am – 10:00 am, at the Main Library; and from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm at HCL.
Let’s Pretend, for children ages 3 – 5 years, introduces theater through games, songs, nursery rhymes, and an on-stage experience, with Nora Maher, will be held on Thursdays, July 5 – August 9, from 10:15 am – 11:00 am, at the Main Library; and from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at HCL.
3, 4 & 5s for children ages 3 – 5 years, includes stories, songs, and a take-home craft, and takes place on Tuesdays, July 3 – August 7, from 10:00 – 10:45 am at the main library. Five sessions will be held at HCL, on Mondays, July 2 – August 6, from 10:15 – 11:00 am.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library has a full schedule for children this summer.
School-aged children may choose from a wide range of free summer workshops and programs at the New Rochelle Public Libraries – the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library. The programs are designed to complement the Summer Reading Game theme, “Dream Big @ Your Library” and provide children with enriching educational experiences through the summer. Admission to most programs is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before the start of each program.
Craft Workshops: Children ages 5-12 years are invited to drop-in to create wonderful projects to take home, Mondays, July 2 – August 6, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon at the Main Library.
Exploring Other Lands Workshops: Children ages 6 – 12 years will get a glimpse into past and present traditions of different cultures, when the talented “2 Hands 2 Learn” team introduces great
crafts, fascinating beliefs, delicious foods, and other aspects of daily life, on Tuesdays, July 3 – August 7, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the Main Library.