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.



Aszmara Middle Eastern Dance

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of Middle Eastern and Arabic dance performed in gorgeous costumes, by world-renowned artist Aszmara. Accompanied by folkloric music by Armenian musicians Robert Boghosian on oud, Souren Baronian on clarinet, kaval & dooduk and Mal Stein on dumbek. Registration requested at email, or phone, 914-813-3706


Picnic Party in the Park

Pretzelstein: A Salty Mix of Funky Songs

Thursday, August 11, 2022

6:00 pm

Laugh, sing and learn with Pretzelstein’s mix of funky songs that start at your feet and end in your smile. Music, fun and more. Event is outside in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, 1 Library Plaza. 



Calpulli Mexican Dance

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

7:00 pm

Members of the acclaimed Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will be joined by students of the library’s Summer Mexican Dance workshop. In colorful costumes, the dancers will celebrate the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history. Students will showcase traditional Mexican dances, accompanied by professional dancers and musicians. Program takes place outside in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle

Registration requested at email, or phone, 914-813-3706



Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, August 18, 2022

2:00 – 7:00 pm

The New Rochelle Public Library will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. To make an appointment to donate, sign up online at and enter sponsor keyword: NRPL. 



Building a Love of Reading Literacy Workshop: Beach Party Edition

Thursday, August 18, 2022

2:00 pm

Educator Kim Block, founder of Building Blocks, returns to the Main Library this summer to conduct a special, “fun in the sun” literacy workshop for parents, caregivers and their kids. “Building a Love of Reading” will be filled with creative, beach-themed activities and useful tips to promote early literacy and give caregivers a whole new way to share books with their child. Bring your favorite beach gear (towels, beach blankets, sunglasses & beach hats) to add to the summer beach vibes! Children are welcome to attend with their adult. For parents/caregivers of children Pre-K to 2nd grade. 



Picnic Party in the Park:

Fiesta with Flor!

Thursday, August  25, 2022

6:00 pm

A multicultural musical celebration for all ages! Kids and families will join in the fun as they learn about different musical genres through dance, storytelling and songs. Travel with Flor, a bilingual Latina family musician and children’s entertainer, to the countries where the rhythms were born. This is not your typical children’s concert, it’s a whole family fiesta filled with music, fun and more Event is outside in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, Library, 1 Library Plaza.



New Rochelle Camps: Camper Art Show

August 22-31, 2022

Presentation of campers’ artwork created this summer, exhibited in the Lumen Winter Art Gallery, Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle.


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