Following the closing this past June of David Tobey's two-and-a-half-month one-man art show at the White Plains Museum, three venues in Westchester County are now newly exhibiting his sculpture. They include The Washington Square Art Gallery, 367 South Ridge Street in Rye Brook; James, 21 Babbit Road in Bedford Hills, and the museum store at The Katohan Museum, Route 22 & Jay Street in Katonah.
The Washington Square Gallery, that specializes in art by internationally famous artists such as Charles Fazzino and Thomas Arvid, is featuring large sculptures from more than a foot to five feet in height. James and The Katonah Museum store have a selection of smaller works. Every sculpture on display at all three locations are one-of-a kind creations.
Tobey is a lifetime resident of New Rochelle, an art & music teacher in the Albert Leonard and Isaac Young Middle Schools and who's the city's Middle School Orchestra Director has had over a dozen solo and group shows of his art at galleries both here in Westchester and in New York City.Read more
Anyone know what the story is with this? Does this happen every summer or is this unusual. I lived over there for 10 years and do not recall seeing it so bad.
Parks & Rec Commissioner Bill Zimmerman sent along the following clarification:
In answer to your question concerning the algae bloom at Pinebrook Lake; all freshwater algae blooms are the result of an excess of nutrients, particularly phosphorous. The excess of nutrients may originate from fertilizers that are applied to land for agricultural or recreational purposes, these nutrients can enter watersheds through water run-off.Read more
The Second Annual New Rochelle Jazz Festival kicked off this weekend and will finish up this afternoon starting at 1 p.m. and going until 9:30 p.m. Groups are also playing at downtown locations including Backstreet Gallery, Alvin & Friends, McKiernan's, Brickyard Bistro and Beanberry's.
New Rochelle's Brian Carter, Bob Baldwin and many others performed on Saturday.
Sunday features Grammy nominated guitarist Gil Paris, Avalanche, and Second Wind.
The event was put together by Brian Carter and host of others including the Sister City Committee, the New Rochelle BID, the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, and the City of New Rochelle Parks & Recreation Department.
Event Sponsors include Westchester Rocks Music School Camp, RSounds, Backstreet Gallery and Framing, Aquarian Drumheads, Bose, and GMS Drum Company.Read more
Photo Credit: Charlie McLaughlin
Superior Food and Wine, world-renowned winemakers and wine experts, 50 Participating Restaurants and Westchester’s Best Chefs Join for a Weekend of Eating and DrinkingRead more
The City of New Rochelle will hold its annual Fourth of July fireworks display at New Rochelle’s waterfront.
This July 4th, cap off your holiday evening with a viewing of the grand fireworks dispaly at the New Rochelle waterfront. Produced by the famous Grucci family, the City of New Rochelle's annual "Spark the Sound" extravaganza will start at 9:30 pm, rain or shine. Optimum viewing locations include Hudson and Five Island Parks and waterfront restaurants.
NOTE: On the Waterfront has re-opened just in time for the Fourth of July; there is also a new Tiki Bar at Hudson Park.
Parking on the waterfront will be limited, so, if you’re driving, consider parking downtown and taking a short walk to the shore.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 28th season of the free performances runs six Tuesday evenings, beginning July 5th. 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.
July 5 Korean Drums and Dance with Vongku Pak
A stunning performance with the sounds, costumes and movement of Korea. Percussionist Vongku Pak and his troupe fuse contemporary Korean drumming styles with elements of traditional dance into dynamic musical performances. Unique rhythm patterns define the salmulnori performance, which includes two sets of drums and brass gongs, and the sulchanggu, which showcases the most distinctive drum of Korea.
July 12 Brazilian CapoeiraRead more
The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will be conducting a Used Book Sale on Friday, July8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library’s lobby. A selection of terrific summer “reads” for the beach, audiotapes for long car rides, and a varied assortment of cookbooks, gift books and other items will be available for purchase at bargain prices. The Friends’ popular and highly successful book sales fund the library’s extensive public programs,equipment, and other needs not included in the library’s operating budget.
The Friends of the Library Bookstore is open every Tuesday from 1 pm to 3:00 pm and every Saturday (except July 2) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in July and August. The Bookstore is located next to the Community Relations Office on the first floor of the library.Read more
Milwaukee metal and hardcore masters Cause For Revelation are coming to WVOX this Friday at 8:10pm for some mayhem with Matt O'Shaughnessy only on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide!
An unyielding ferocious assault of metal and hardcore fury, Cause For Revelation trek onward playing a vicious hardcore-fueled blend of American heavy metal. Constantly blurring the lines of heavy music, Cause For Revelation incorporate many styles from groove to thrash, uptempo to beatdown. All of these elements combined, have earned the band a reputation of being "straight forward", "technical", and "tight".
Cause For Revelation formed in Milwaukee, WI in 2003, with a focus on combining the elements of a death metal assault and a vicious hardcore attack. Featuring past and present members of several prominent midwest acts, the band's current line-up is as powerful and destructive as ever, featuring Austin Thomas (vocals), Kevin Forsythe (guitar), Ryan Baxter (bass), and Jim Garcia (drums).Read more