What’s Going On in New Rochelle 7-25-2014

New Rochelle Public Library events

Disney “Summer Hit Parade”

The classic Disney family adventure, “Napoleon and Samantha,” starring Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker and Will Geer, which is appropriate for all ages, will be played on the big screen of the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. It will be shown on on Monday, July 28, at 6 p.m.

The 92-minute film is about two young children who suddenly find themselves in charge of a gentle, aging circus lion. Suddenly, when they are threatened with being split up by stern authorities, the trio embarks on a perilous journey across the wilderness of the American Northwest.

The Disney Hit Parade series will continue on Monday, Aug. 4  with the 1976 film, “Gus.

International music and dance series

Music and dance of the Middle East will be performed at the New Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. as part of the library’s 31st annual International Music and Dance series. The program is geared for families and individuals of all ages.

Aszmara, an internationally-renowned oriental dancer and local belly dance instructor, will present a number of traditional dances with origins in the Middle East. Armenian musicians Haig Manoukian on the oud, Souren Baronain on G-clarinet and Mal Stein on dumbek, will perform the music for the fully costumed dances as well as selections of Armenian, Turkish and Arabic traditional and folkloric music.

Admission is free, but limited beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Board of Trustees induction and election

The New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees inducted re-elected trustees Haina Just-Michael and Emery Schweig at its July 10 library Board of Trustees meeting. Just-Michael and Schweig will serve five-year terms.

The board also re-elected officers for the 2014-2015 year. Haina Just-Michael will serve as president of the board, Emery Schweig will serve as vice-president and George Walters will serve as secretary.

The library Board of Trustees meets in the Ossie Davis Theater on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. with a public-to-be-heard session at 8:15 p.m.

A meeting is not scheduled for the month of August.

Library presents programs featuring live animals and related exhibit

“Life on Earth: A Photographic Tour of Global Biodiversity” is the summer exhibit at the New Rochelle Public Library on view in the Lumen Winter Gallery during regular library hours through Aug. 8, 2014. Director of Animal Embassy Chris Evers and Curator of the Wolf Conservation Center Rebecca Bose, have traveled the world experiencing remote places and the animals and people inhabiting them. Their stunning photographs from India, Africa, South and Central America, and the United States examine the cultural and biological diversity of our world and include a number of critically endangered species in widely remote and surprisingly local habitats.

Two related programs and an exhibit reception will be held on Wednesday, July 23. Live “Animal Ambassadors” from Animal Embassy will be the stars of both programs. Participants will have the opportunity for close-up encounters with creatures such as a giant White’s Tree Frog, a Spectacled Owl or Eurasian Eagle Owl, a Green Tree Python or Emerald Tree Boa, chinchillas, a pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black and White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink.

The first program, Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy, will start at 2 p.m. and will allow participants in pre-K through grade 5 to meet animals representing numerous habitats and classifications. At 4 p.m., adults and children can take part in Biodiversity with Animal Embassy, which will explore the value each of the live adopted/rescued Animal Ambassadors has within its natural environment.

Animal Embassy helps to enlighten people of all ages and empower them to be informed and involved in conservation. For both sessions, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater stage and the meeting room.

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a free public exhibit reception will provide a chance to view the exhibit with photographer and Animal Embassy Founder Chris Evers. Light refreshments will be served.

Downtown farmers market

The New Rochelle’s Downtown Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street.

This festive neighborhood market features more than 30 weekly and guest vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The market will also showcase artisanal products and community organizations. Shoppers can join friends and Dine on the Green with prepared foods from an assortment of Dine Downtown restaurants.

To make this a great community happening for the entire family, there will be free children’s activities and live music every Saturday.

The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District, Monroe College, Green Mountain Energy and Halstead New Rochelle.

Register for Trinity Cooperative Nursery School

Now registering children for September, Trinity Cooperative has been serving New Rochelle and the surrounding area since 1956.

To register, call 636-1727 or visit 311
Huguenot St., New Rochelle.

Call for artists and writers

The Blue Door Art Gallery in Yonkers is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue of the Blue Door Quarterly Journal a new literary and art publication.

The Journal, which will be available in print and online, will feature work from new and established artists working across various mediums:





-Fine art

Each issue of the publication will have a different theme. For our inaugural issue, the theme is community.

Show us your community and what it means to you. How do you define community?

Submission deadline: Aug. 10, 2014

Submission guidelines:

-Three submissions per artist.

-Word count limit for fiction/nonfiction work: 2,000

-Previously published work not acceptable.

-All submissions must be original work of artist.

-We accept the following formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG.

Include the appropriate category of your submission in the subject line.

Additionally, please include your name, phone number and other methods of contact, should we publish your work. All decisions will be made by Sept. 1. If your work submitted to the Journal becomes published elsewhere, please notify us immediately.

For more information about the Blue Door Quarterly Journal, or to send a submission, please email BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com.

Events at the Lutheran Church

Prayer services

Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.

Good News coffee house

The next Good News Christian Coffee House will be held on Saturday, July 12, featuring Paul D. Failla. In August, on Saturday, Aug. 9, featuring Frank Rendo. The Coffee House opens at 7 p.m. with coffee and pastries, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Village Lutheran Church is located at 172 White Plains Road, Bronxville, New York, 10708. For more information, call 337-0207 or vlc-ny.org.


Pastor Rob and Sue Hartwell are exploring sponsoring a Holy Land Pilgrimage‑Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus‑for 10 days: Feb. 2 to 11, 2015.

The tour itinerary is for Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and would be $3,379 per person from New York, which includes the $700 govt. taxes/airline fuel surcharges. Tour includes: first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, services of a professional tour director, comprehensive sightseeing, all hotel service charges and local taxes, porterage and entrance fees.

Please e-mail Pastor Hartwell at PastorH@VLC-NY.org or call 337-0207 x 1003 to receive a brochure. Start off 2015 by Walking where Jesus walked, cruising the Sea of Galilee…visiting Nazareth…climbing the Mt. of Olives and viewing the old City of Jerusalem…walking the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and visiting Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

Village Lutheran Church is located at 172 White Plains Road, Bronxville, New York, 10708.

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