Around Town

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Expanded at First Annual "Taste of Union Ave" Event

With a robust long-term commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community engagement, the City of New Rochelle officially announced the kick-off of the first annual Taste of Union Avenue event and introduced a new Spanish-language digital platform, HolaNR. 

New Rochelle Breaks Ground on $4M Transformation of Anderson Street and Plaza

In what is an innovative public-private partnership, developers Wilder Balter Partners and LMXD and the City of New Rochelle have begun construction on a $4M transformation of Anderson Plaza and Anderson Street in downtown New Rochelle that is expected to be a bellwether for the city’s continued evolution as an inclusive, forward-thinking walkable city. 

Events at the New Rochelle Public Library

All events take place at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, unless otherwise noted. 


Chair Yoga

Wednesdays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Conquer stress and fatigue, return to work with renewed energy and focus, with a gentle yet invigorating 45-minute session of chair yoga with Nora LeMorin. No need to change clothing or lie on a mat. Free.  Drop in. No registration required. Space is limited; first come-first-served.

Westchester Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Nonprofits

The Westchester Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $545,000 to 16 nonprofits. Grants will support skills-building for workforce development professionals, environmental advocacy, youth leadership, and environmental and sustainability initiatives. 

RXR Ribbon-Cutting at One Clinton Park; Announces Free Unit Contest

RXR, a leading real estate owner, operator, and developer in the New York tri-state area, in partnership with Greystar Real Estate Partners, announced the ribbon-cutting of One Clinton Park, its newest residential rental tower located in the heart of Downtown New Rochelle. 

Cover Lover Remix Presented at Pelham Art Center

Cover Lover Remix (CLR), a juried multi-artist exhibition of “remixed” album covers, curated by Dick Burroughs was presented at Pelham Art Center, opening on Thursday, July 21st continuing through Sunday, August 29th, featuring artists’ interpretation of album covers from such artists as the Beatles, Prince, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and many others.

Phelps Hospital Appoints New Chief of Nursing

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, announced that Amy Matthews, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has been named as chief nursing officer. In her role, Ms. Matthews will play a key role in supporting the ongoing success of all inpatient and outpatient care services that employ nursing staff and will be an integral part of Phelps’ strategic planning. 

Westchester Parks Foundation Welcomes Employee Volunteers from Xylem and G.A. Fleet to Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers for Next Phase in Lake Revitalization Project

Westchester County Executive George Latimer joined Westchester Parks Foundation, the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County Parks, in welcoming employees from Xylem and G.A. Fleet to the next phase of the multi-year Lake Revitalization Project at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers.

Historic Gardens of Westchester to be Presented by County Historical Society

Westchester is home to many magnificently designed gardens that reflect a variety of historic eras and fascinating cultures. The Westchester County Historical Society is providing a virtual tour of these exquisite landscapes on Thursday, August 11th at 5:30 pm.