Events Calendar

What's Happening at the New Rochelle Public Library

All programs take place in the Ossie Davis Theater/Meeting Room at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, unless otherwise noted.

 

Yoga and Meditative Arts Workshop

Thursday, June 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join us for a 45-minute Gentle Yoga class with Breathing (Pranayama) and Movement (Asana) followed by a 45-minute Artistic Meditation (Pratyahra) with specific creative exercises including writing prompts, vision collage and mandala coloring. Appropriate for teens aged 16+ through adults of any age. Free. Space is limited. Registration is requested at bit.ly/NRPLCalendar, (find the event on the calendar, double click and proceed with registration. Register for each date separately), or via email communityrelations@nrpl.org, or phone 914-813-3706

 

Juneteenth Celebration: Gospel Fest

Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

As part of New Rochelle’s Juneteenth Celebration, presented through a partnership between The Lincoln Park Conservancy and The City of New Rochelle, the New Rochelle Public Library is hosting a Gospel Choir Concert, featuring the music of PURPOSE from Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle, Pastor Ronell Fuller & the Band, Promise Land Community Church Choir, and Sistas in Christ. 

Registration requested at bit.ly/GospelConcert_06_2022, email communityrelations@nrpl.org, or phone, 914-813-3706

 

Juneteenth Celebration: Bokandeye African Dance Workshop

Monday, June 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm

As part of New Rochelle’s Juneteenth Celebration, presented through a partnership between The Lincoln Park Conservancy and The City of New Rochelle, the New Rochelle Public Library is hosting an African dance workshop, led by Bokandeye African American Dance Theater. Children ages 6 and up are invited to participate and learn basic traditional West African dance movements, some which date back to the 13th century Old Mali Empire. Registration requested at bit.ly/BkndyWorkshop_06_2022 or via email, communityrelations@nrpl.org, or phone, 914-813-3706

 

Bokandeye African Dance Theater Performance

Monday, June 20, 2022 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Children and adults will be thrilled and enlightened by the rich and colorful history of West Africa through dance, rhythm, song and theater. A collage of traditional rhythms and dances from the Senegambia Region of West Africa will be brilliantly staged and choreographed to tell the stories and folklore of the ancient African Villages. Registration requested at bit.ly/BkndyPerform_06_2022,  email communityrelations@nrpl.org, or phone, 914-813-3706

 

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The New Rochelle Public Library and the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (NRBID)  are kicking off the Summer Reading Challenge, “Oceans of Possibilities”, with a fun-filled morning featuring bubbles, balloons and of course, books! Children ages 0 – 12 years will receive a free book when they sign up for the Challenge. Kids and families are sure to have a “fin-tastic” time. Meet The Pout-Pout Fish, boogie through the bubbles with The Bubble Guy, get a sparkly tattoo, make a sea creature craft, take fun photos and more. Registration requested at 

bit.ly/SummerReading_06_2022,  email communityrelations@nrpl.org, or phone, 914-813-3706