Free Public Events all Month Long at Habitat

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Free Public Events all Month Long at Habitat

April 09, 2015 - 13:44
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Jim Killorin of Habitat for Humanity Westchester

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April is Green month on Main Street [paid advertisement]

Join Habitat for the most exciting month of activity on Main Street in years and it’s green!  Free weekly events in Downtown New Rochelle will be held in April in celebration of Earth Day. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County, each highlights an aspect of green living or working where the community can engage, interact and enjoy.

Activities kick off on Sunday, April 12th at 2:00 pm, when Jay of A. Bulfamante & Son Landscaping explains how to grow your best garden and showcases the use of palate gardens for the urban dweller. 

April 12th also begins the ‘Bike New Rochelle’ club bike ride. Leaving 659 Main Street at 9:00 am, the tour will make use of Habitat’s new bike racks. Participants will learn about the bike-able city movement, transportation options and ways to cut down on your monthly gas bill. (

Habitat will host a Contractor’s Breakfast on Earth day, Wednesday, April 22nd from 7:30–9:00 am.  Free and open to the public, the morning will include discussions from the area’s premier contractors on solar options for your home, easy green fixes for your older fixer-upper homes, and green building practices …plus a Green Discount all day long at all Habitat ReStore locations. Please RSVP by email  to Jim Killoran at [email protected] or call 914-636-8335.

It’s Millennials on Main Street on April 23rd. Join the new Habitat Young Professionals (HYP): Millennials on Main Street group, to be held at 7:00 pm. Experience fun networking as you meet others, and learn about how to be part of HYPs new growing group! For more information contact email Jim Killoran at [email protected] or call 914-636-8335.

The end of April will also feature Salsa into Spring, with a benefit for Habitat of Westchester’s Green initiatives and community green rebuilding.

Part of Habitat of Westchester’s #30/30 campaign of transforming 30 neighborhoods for its 30th anniversary in 2018 is to help transform Main St–making it walkable and green, with the greenest retail store in the county: the Habitat ReStore Located at 659 Main Street New Rochelle.

Even if you can’t make it to one of these scheduled activities, check out some of the weekly offerings:

Free DIY Classes every Saturday at 10:30 AM. Learn about choosing and installing green insulation and green building supplies for your next home project.

Habitat’s newest and largest ReStore yet, located at 659 Main Street, is offering 25 percent off Green supplies including doors, cabinets, windows and furniture, with additional discounts taken during the Holy Week, Pesah and Earth Day.

An atmosphere of warmth, inclusion, green living and a walkable downtown—that’s what Jim Killoran of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County sees for New Rochelle. Go green, save green, build green.

The goal of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County is to provide safe, quality, affordable, and green housing for lower-income families and individuals. Its mission is to help eliminate poverty housing through home ownership, and engage volunteers to accomplish this. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together to build houses with families in need and to create better communities.

Visit Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County

659 Main Street, New Rochelle

Phone: 914-636-8335

Email: [email protected]


Habitat’s Two ReStore Locations:

659 Main Street and 524 Main Street in New Rochelle


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