There’s no need for kids to stay up until midnight as New Roc City rings in the New Year early with a Times Square-inspired countdown to noon featuring a thrilling release of 3,000 festive, brightly-colored balloons. Revelers will gather in the atrium of New Roc City for the 9th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City on Monday, December 31 from 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
The event is a fun-filled way for families with children ages 2-10 to experience the excitement of ringing in the New Year complete with face painting, arts and crafts, kiddy rides, clowns, magician, wheel of chance, games, snacks, culminating with an exciting countdown as the clock strikes noon.
This year, the event will support the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation through a $10 donation per family of four. Chartered in 1894, the Library is a community resource that seeks to improve the life of every citizen in New Rochelle. It is dedicated to encouraging learning in all stages of life, to protecting intellectual freedom, and to providing fair and equal access to information. The library offers a wide range of community services and programs tailored to a diverse audience and the 79,000 residents of New Rochelle.
The Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City is held in association with the New Rochelle BID Family Day event series plus participating tenants and community partners including Applebee’s, Barnes & Noble, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, Creative Face Painting, Digital Arts Experience, FunFuzion, Macaroni Kid Bronxville-New Rochelle, Modell’s, Mommy Poppins, Monroe College, New Rochelle Library Foundation, New Rochelle Parks and Recreation, New Rochelle Fire Department, The New York Rangers, OneDent of Westchester, Planet Fitness, Regal Cinemas, Residence Inn Marriott, Sky Zone, Super Soccer Stars, Summit Security, Westchester Children’s Museum, Westchester Family, and Westchester Parent.
Pre-registration for the 2018 Ring in the New Year at Noon! event is required. Families can register online and download their entry pass at https://2018rinyatnoon.eventbrite.com.
An exciting holiday event for young families in the community, Ring in the New Year at Noon! has become an annual tradition at New Roc City. New Roc City is located at 33 LeCount Place in downtown New Rochelle. For more information, please visit www.newrochelledowntown.com.
Families receive a free drawstring backpack filled with gifts such as a FunFuzion ride card, juice and snacks, free meal vouchers, coupons from Modell’s, and more.
-- New Rochelle BID: Make your New Year’s Eve horn blower and get ready to make some noise for the countdown and balloon drop.
-- Creative Face Painting and Balloon Twisting.
-- New Rochelle Parks and Recreation: Get your face painted by the talented artists of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation.
-- FunFuzion: Look in your drawstring bag for your FUZE card that gives you free rides on the Carousel, Bumper Cars, Helicopter, Mini Whip, Frog Hopper, Kidz Zone, Maxflight rides.
-- Monroe College: Meet the Monroe Mustang Mascot and score tickets to a Monroe Mustang basketball game.
-- Super Soccer Stars: Come Kick & Play, meet the coaches, and learn about the soccer program in Strawberry Fields room.
-- Applebee's: Wheel of Fortune & sample delicious snacks.
-- New Rochelle Fire Department: Climb on to a real fire truck and learn what it takes to fight fires from New Rochelle’s Bravest!
-- Planet Fitness: Fun and Fitness tips.
-- Digital Arts Experience: 3-D printer and Minecraft demonstration.
Activity list is subject to change.