New Rochelle Public Library
Both branches of the library will be closed for Columbus Day on Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12. For information on these and other events and programs, visit nrpl.org.
Fall preschool programs
A number of free and engaging programs for infants, toddlers and preschool children are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library, HCL, this fall. Participation is drop-in, on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs are made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library.
Yoga Tots: For ages 2 to 3. Taught by certified yoga instructor Susan Fried, who uses puppets, props and songs to take toddlers on a fun-filled yoga adventure. The sessions will run through Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the main library, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at HCL.
Music and Movement with Nora Maher: For ages 12 months to 35 months. Meets Tuesdays through Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the main library, and from 11:30 a.m. to noon at HCL. The fun-filled introduction to songs, finger-plays and games is on a drop-in basis.
Nursery Rhyme Time: A joyful blend of stories, songs and finger-plays for ages 12 months to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Held on a drop-in basis at the main library every Friday through Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., and at HCL every Monday through Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., except Oct. 12.
Toddler Time: Lively drop-in sessions engaging 2-year-old children and their parent or caregiver in music and games. Meets at the main library every Friday through Nov. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and at HCL every Wednesday through Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., except Nov. 11.
3, 4, & 5’s Story Time & Craft: Drop-in sessions that involve seasonal and picture book themes that inspire fun stories, songs, and a take-home craft for children ages 3 to 5. Parents may choose one of two sessions at the main library: Mondays through Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., except Oct. 12; or Thursdays through Nov. 19 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; or between two sessions at HCL: Tuesdays through Nov. 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; or Thursdays through Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Fun and Fitness: Conducted by the health and fitness team from Montefiore New Rochelle’s WIC Program, and provides children ages 2 to 5 with a fun-filled hour of movement, games, and healthy eating and lifestyle tips. The sessions will take place in the Meeting Room at the main library on Mondays through Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required, please call 637-1677.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The New Rochelle Public Library will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the library’s meeting room and theater stage.
The American Red Cross Blood Services depends on committed donors to give the “gift of life” to help ensure that quality blood products and services are always available when and where they are needed by hospital patients. One unit of blood can help save the lives of up to three people. The Red Cross needs donors to keep giving blood during all times of the year if it is to continue meeting patients’ need for blood: transfusions for trauma victims who have experienced accidents or burns; patients undergoing heart surgery or organ transplants; and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer and other diseases. A donation will help ensure that blood is available for those many patients who require this life-saving gift.
Donors need to be at least 17 years of age. Donors may drop-in or register by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by visiting redcrossblood.org. Donors should bring a photo I.D. and allow for an hour to complete the donation. Refreshments will be provided.
New Rochelle Art
Association’s juried show
The 100th Annual Open Juried Show of the New Rochelle Art Association will be on display through Oct. 25 in the Lumen Gallery at the New Rochelle Public Library. Pieces on display will feature art made in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, graphics, sculpture, fine crafts, photography and digital art.
Fire Prevention Month
October is Fire Prevention Month, and this year’s theme is “Hear the Beep When You Sleep” from your smoke detectors. There will also be fire promotions and an awards ceremony later this month.
Don’t forget to sign up for emergency notifications. Please sign up to receive alerts and messaging through email, text and calls via our NewRoAlert system at newrochelleny.com/NewRoAlert.
The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle
Golf outing and dinner
The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle will host their 53rd annual golf outing and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Wykagyl Country Club. This year’s event will be honoring the Gonzalez family and will recognize Pat Swift with the Service to Youth award. All donations raised during the event will benefit the children of the Boys and Girls Club and will help pay tribute to this year’s honorees. For more information or to register and pledge a sponsorship amount, visit bgcnr.org/specialevents-2/2015-golf-outing-dinner.aspx.
Fourth annual Monroe Miles
On Saturday, Oct. 17 Monroe College is pleased to present the fourth annual Monroe Miles, a 5K run/walk that will celebrate Monroe College’s Homecoming and the New Rochelle community. The event, which will kick off at 458 Main St. and end in front of Gaddy Hall at 380 Main St., is open to all interested runners and members of the Monroe College community. The college will provide refreshments upon completion of the run/walk and supporters are more than welcome to cheer on participants from the sidelines. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 participants to check in.
All entries must be submitted online at tinyurl.com/monroemiles. There will be limited race day entries. A $15 entry fee must be paid online at the time of entry. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle.
Awards will be given to the top 10 male and top 10 female finishers. Plaques will be given to the first two male and female finishers and medals to finishers No. 3 to 10. Awards will also be given to the first three male and female Masters Athletes in 10-year age groupings: 40–49, 50–59, etc.
For teams, the top five finishers from each team will be scored. For more information, call 275-3056.
BID Family Fun Festival
Window Painting and Mask Making
Families with children ages 8 to 12 years are invited to paint seasonal scenes for Halloween and Thanksgiving on the windows of downtown businesses, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, meeting at the Library Green. Also that day, a mask-making workshop geared for younger children will take place in Library Green, under the green tents. In the event of inclement weather, a rain makeup date will be available by calling 654-2116.
Families must pre-register in order to paint a window. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 654-2116.
This program is a BID Family Day, made possible by a partnership with the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District in conjunction with the library, city school district and Parks and Recreation.
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