NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The annual BID Family Fun Fall Festival begins on Saturday October 18th, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Families with children ages 8 – 12 years are invited to paint seasonal scenes for Halloween and Thanksgiving on the windows of downtown businesses, beginning at 10:00 am. A mask-making geared for younger children will take place under the Green Tents at the BID Farmers Market on Library Green. In the event of inclement weather, a rain makeup date will be available by calling 654-2116. Families must pre-register in order to paint a window: email [email protected].
The Festival continues on Saturday, October 25th, as the annual Merchants Urchins Costume Parade kicks off at 9:45 am at New Street, New Roc City (in front of Regal Cinema), and winds its way to Library Green, with children in costumes and their parent or caregiver walking along the sidewalks of North Avenue, Main Street and Memorial Highway. Following the parade, all are invited to Library Green to pick up treats, paint a pumpkin to take home, and enjoy the activities of the popular Farmers Market, will continue on Library Green follows the parade. (In the event of inclement weather, the parade is cancelled and pumpkin painting will take place in the New Rochelle Public Library’s meeting room.)
For more information about the BID Grand Market, visit newrochelledowntown.com. BID Family Days are presented by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District with the Public Library, the City School District, and the Department of Parks & Recreation.