The New Rochelle Public Library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series will conclude on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 pm, with a performance by the Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe. Directed by Anthony Wooden, the troupe performs dances that relate the rich cultural traditions of African villages, and includes his students of all ages.
The International Music and Dance series highlights New Rochelle’s richly diverse population by showcasing the cultural arts of various peoples. Geared for families, the colorful and entertaining performances frequently include audience participation. Admission is free and limited to the capacity of the library’s Ossie Davis Theater, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm.
Bokandeye African-American Dance Theater was founded in 1994 by Anthony F. Wooden, Sr.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library today announced that it has received a grant of $15,000 to host The Big Read in New Rochelle. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest. The New Rochelle Public Library is one of 78 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project in 2012-2013. The Big Read in New Rochelle will focus on Sun, Stone, and Shadows: Twenty Great Mexican Short Stories. Activities will take place between September 16th, when the project will be launched with a Fiesta Grande for Mexican Independence Day, through November 3rd, when New Rochelle High School will host a Day of the Dead exhibition and culminating program. The 2012-2013 Big Read will be the fifth “One City, One Book” project conducted by the library since 2007.Read more
The New Rochelle Public Library’s summer family film series, Disney Hit Parade, concludes on Monday, August 6th, at 6:00 pm, with Escape to Witch Mountain. The 1975 film stars Kim Richards, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, and Donald Pleasence, and runs 97 minutes.
In the movie, two young orphans with psychic powers are lured to the mansion of evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt (Milland), who plans to exploit their clairvoyance for his own gain. The children escape and befriend a friendly camper (Albert) who helps them unravel the mystery of their origin.
There is no charge for the film, which is shown on the big screen of the air-conditioned Ossie Davis Theater.Read more
A rich kaleidoscope of dance pieces from different ethnic regions of China will be performed by members of the New York Chinese Cultural Center on Tuesday, July 31st, at 7:00 pm, as part of the library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series. Dressed in full, traditional Chinese costumes, the dancers will perform “China Patterns”, a fun and engaging program that includes the Ribbon Dance, Sword Dance, Tibetan Dance and more. The free program is appropriate for all ages.Read more
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