From lichens and heathers to bluebirds and forestry, a horde of horticultural and environmental topics will be the focus of a series of five lectures this spring and summer at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers.Read more
Two classic films will be presented at the New Rochelle Public Library to complement the ANCIENT GREEKS / MODERN LIVES: Poetry—Drama – Dialogue project being conducted through a partnership of the library, the Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) at the New Rochelle High School, and the Aquila Theatre Company in March, 2012.
Jason and the Argonauts will be shown on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. In the 1963 film, the legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the Golden Fleece. The action-packed fantasy classic featured Ray Harryhausen's amazing stop-motion special effects, and stars Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack and Gary Raymond. The 104 minute film is in color.Read more
Whether your youngster is into bugs, bassoons or basket balls, popular summer camps offer something for kids of all ages and interests.
•Kids in grades 1 through 6 can discover the wonders of the natural world during the Children’s Summer Ecology Camp. The camp is conducted by experienced naturalists, environmental educators and teachers at Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains, Marshlands Conservancy in Rye and at the Trailside Nature Museum in Cross River. Camp is held weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in six, one-week sessions, beginning July 2. The fee is $250 per session. A limited number of extended care spots are available at Cranberry Lake. For more information, call (914) 864-7326.
•Youngsters entering grades 7, 8 and 9 can have fun radio-tracking wood turtles and learning orienteering and survival skills during Conservationists in Training offered at Cranberry Lake Preserve and the Trailside Nature Museum. The program is held weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in three, two-week sessions, beginning July 2. The fee is $725 for each session. For more information, call (914) 864-7326.Read more
The Greek spirit, culture and history will come alive in a sweeping program, “A Greek Musical Odyssey”, to be presented in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm. The acclaimed soprano Julie Ziavras will perform music by prominent Greek songwriters, with accompaniment by pianist/arranger Spiro Cardamis, bouzouki master Kostas Psarros and Ms. Ziavras on guitar. The program will include Greek acoustic classics with songs by renowned Greek composers, including Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Vassilis Tsitsanis, rembetika ("the blues of Greece"), and traditional songs. The fabulous music is a crossover from classical artsong to Greek folk music, creating a unique sound with roots in both the east and west.
A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door. This concert is made possible by the Lillian Robbins Memorial Fund.Read more
Watch Don McLean: American Troubadour | Childhood Memories on PBS.Read more
New Rochelle, NY February 21, 2012 — The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will honor founding member Thea Eichler with a special exhibition at the New Rochelle Public Library from March 11th through March 28th. An opening reception on March 11th from 3 to 5 p.m. will feature a range of artistic performances for members of the NRCA as well as friends and family of Thea Eichler. The performance will take place in the Ossie Davis Theater and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.; both are free and open to the public.
Thea Eichler has been active in the cultural life of New Rochelle for more than 30 years. As the Program Chair of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, she was the creative force behind years of themed art shows, concerts, special events and exhibits that highlighted the historic role New Rochelle played in contributing to the arts.
Among the events she conceived and coordinated were “Norman Rockwell Originals,” a show at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Lumen Winter Gallery and a costume ball based on Rockwell’s magazine cover characters; Frederic Remington, a show at the NRPL featuring originals from Ogdensburg plus an exhibit from the artist’s family album; a Reunion Gala of instrumentalists from the NBC Symphony who worked with New Rochelle resident Arturo Toscanini; “Fabulous Fakes,” an exhibit featuring “art forgeries” created in the style of great artists; exhibits by artists Charles Fazzino and Alton Tobey; a two-day Black Performing Arts Festival and “Music Makers of New Rochelle”, a comprehensive exhibit focused on the city’s celebrated songwriters.Read more
A craft workshop celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will be the BID Family Day program for Saturday, March 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the New Rochelle Public Library. Children in Pre-K – Grade 5 are invited to make a variety of crowns, pins, hats and other accessories for the “Wearing of the Green”.
The Bid staff of teachers and teens will provide the expert guidance and great materials for the projects.
BID Family Day programs are made possible through a partnership of the New Rochelle Downtown BID (Business Improvement District) with the New Rochelle Public Library, the City School District and PTA Council, and the Department of Parks & Recreation.Read more