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
Click cover image to download a complete PDF of the Westchester Destination Guide 2012
Westchester County announces the publication of the Westchester Destination Guide 2012, the official tourism and travel guide to Westchester County. The 60-page magazine is a valuable resource for visitors and residents alike.
The free guide, printed annually by Westchester County Tourism & Film, is available by contacting the tourism office at (800) 833-9282 or (914) 995-8500 or emailing [email protected]. It may also be picked up at the Westchester County Office Building in White Plains, the Westchester County Airport, county hotels, conference facilities and other information centers throughout the region. To view a digital version, go to www.westchestertourism.com.Read more
New Rochelle, NY -- The renowned chef Bill Rosenberg has been named Executive Chef of the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle. In his new position, Rosenberg will lend his culinary talents to create delicious cuisine for weddings, banquets and other catered events at the hotel as well as for the new in-house restaurant, currently under renovation, which will be re-branded and re-launched as NoMa Social in the spring. The new cuisine in the new restaurant will be Mediterranean style.
Previously, Rosenberg served as executive chef/owner for F.I.S.H. Restaurant in Port Chester where he earned extensive critical praise including the New York Times food critic M.H. Reed who wrote the “food is off the hook;” voted “Hot Chefs to Watch” by The Journal News; voted Westchester Magazine’s “Best of Westchester” multiple times; earned a Zagat rating as one of the top seafood houses in American among other accolades. He was also executive chef for other top restaurants including Two Moons in Port Chester.Read more
New Roc City hosted its Second Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon celebration earlier today. Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak served as the event’s emcee. The event combined traditional New Years activities with face painting, arts and crafts, kiddy rides, magicians, clowns, a martial arts demonstration, games and more.Read more
In 2010, the City of New Rochelle selected a local company, Artistic F/X, to store and restore the 3 remaining murals from the New Rochelle Armory. The company is owned by Don Geyra, a member of the New Rochelle Municipal Arts Commission.
Talk of the Sound has had an opportunity to view the paintings which are being meticulously restored by Geyra. Some photos were provided by Geyra with others taken by Talk of the Sound contributor Jen Parente.
"The murals were coated in what appears to be spar varnish", said Geyra who has been removing tiny sections with solvents dabbed on q-tips. The largest mural, a tug boat with signal lights, is about 40 square feet and the work so far on just the one painting has taken over 9 months. Spar varnish is intended to use on a ship to protect wood from the effects of sea and weather. It is not typically used on paintings.
Removing the wood frame area around the edge of the Tug Boat mural (above) revealed the vibrant blue color underneath the spar varnish.Read more