News Flash

City News

Posted on: October 5, 2021

Queen City of the Sound International Jazz Festival Saturday, October 9

Jazz Poster - Social media English 2

The City of New Rochelle continues its active community engagement campaign by hosting a second activation to energize residents and hear feedback relating to the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) currently underway. This Saturday, October 9th, the City, in partnership with the Global Jazz Community, New Rochelle Corporation for Local Development (CLD), City of New Rochelle Business Improvement District, R.F. Wilkins, New Rochelle Council of the Arts and New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation, will present the Queen City of the Sound International Jazz Festival. 

The Queen City of the Sound International Jazz Festival is this Saturday, October 9, 12 PM – 5 PM, at the Ruby Dee Park (Library Green) where the City and its partners will host acclaimed jazz musicians including Louis Hayes and Cannonball Legacy Band, Bobby Sanabria Nonet, Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, GJC All Star Female Band and Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble. Local officials are also expected to attend. Beginning at 11 AM on Saturday, valet service will be available for all visitors to assist with parking in lots near the park. A special service Circuit shuttle route will be available at select stops along Memorial Highway from Lincoln Avenue to Ruby Dee Park. Through NRVR, the City’s virtual reality platform, New Rochelle residents will have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback about the DRI projects and how they can contribute to the City’s future at the event. 

“Cultural and artistic expression help define New Rochelle and are absolutely vital to our future, so we are delighted to welcome residents to the heart of our burgeoning downtown for this jazz celebration, and to invite attendees not only to enjoy great performances, but also to contribute their perspectives and goals to the City’s ongoing revitalization,” said New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson.  

After winning the Governor’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award in 2018, the City has focused on six key projects that will revive the Lincoln Avenue Corridor and ensure the neighborhood benefits from adjacent redevelopment. The DRI will transform the corridor and connect it to the economic, cultural and social heartbeat of Downtown New Rochelle and provide equitable opportunities and connections to the transit-oriented downtown, a growing arts & culture scene, workforce development opportunities and more. 

One goal of the DRI is to enhance the cultural, artistic and historical community of New Rochelle to reflect and celebrate the unique heritage and diversity of the City. In partnership with the Global Jazz Community, an organization dedicated to the presentation, understanding and preservation of jazz music, the City of New Rochelle is showing its commitment to providing residents with creative and diverse art forms while allowing residents to share their feedback on redevelopment projects underway. 

“These activation events provide a unique opportunity to hear from residents to ensure the Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects underway reflect the community’s thoughts and ideas to create a more diverse and equitable New Rochelle,” said Council Member Ivar Hyden. 

Additional activations this year intended to engage the New Rochelle community about the ongoing DRI and provide a forum to solicit input include: 

  • New Rochelle Holiday Market at the NR Metro North Train Station (November 27 to December 11) 
  • Light the Night celebration of lights at Lincoln Park (December 9) 

Additional activations will be announced for 2022 in the near future, along with project updates around the DRI. For more information on the City of New Rochelle, visit www.ideallynewrochelle.com.  For more information on the DRI and to provide project feedback, visit www.newrochelledri.com.  

About the City of New Rochelle: 

With its unparalleled location, superb quality of life, diverse and talented residents and a focused business climate, New Rochelle is experiencing the transformation of a generation. The City’s current economic development plan will provide a spark for the entire Hudson Valley region, positioning the City as “open for business” and embracing smart, transit-oriented development growth patterns that promote open space, its close proximity to New York City and opportunities for businesses to rebound, recover and succeed in the current economic climate.  Accelerated by a new, fast-track zoning process along with resources for small businesses and micro-enterprises, the ongoing Master Development initiative will continue to enhance the downtown area by supporting job creation, property values and private investment – while enhancing sustainability and livability through green and energy-efficient design. For more information on why New Rochelle is ideally yours, please visit https://www.ideallynewrochelle.com.


Learn about the DRI
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Untitled design (10)

Youth Bureau Gives Back

Posted on: November 24, 2021

2022 Proposed Budget Released

Posted on: November 9, 2021
City Update_graphic

City Hall Fully Reopens November 1

Posted on: October 29, 2021
IMG_8469

NRFD Awards Ceremony

Posted on: October 25, 2021
City Update_graphic

City Update - Heavy Rain Expected

Posted on: October 25, 2021
Pink Bake Sale

PINK Bake Sale

Posted on: October 15, 2021
Fall Leaf Collection 2021 - English

Fall Leaf Collection Begins

Posted on: October 12, 2021
City Update_graphic

City Update: Fall Events

Posted on: October 8, 2021

Storm Recovery Update- Sept. 13

Posted on: September 13, 2021
IDA RECOVERY

FEMA Centers Open in Mamaroneck, Yonkers

Posted on: September 11, 2021
IDA RECOVERY

Storm recovery update - Sept 10

Posted on: September 10, 2021
IDA RECOVERY

Storm recovery update - Sept. 9

Posted on: September 9, 2021
Storm Update Website Banner (1)

Storm recovery update - Sept 8

Posted on: September 8, 2021
City Update_graphic

Storm recovery update - Sept 7

Posted on: September 7, 2021
City Update_graphic

FEMA Major Disaster Declared

Posted on: September 6, 2021

NYS Disaster and Flood Resouce Center

Posted on: September 3, 2021
City Update_graphic

Storm Recovery and Fireworks reminder

Posted on: September 3, 2021
City Update_graphic

Storm recovery update - Sept 2

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Storm Warning- Take precautions

Posted on: September 1, 2021
Preparedness Month  (1)

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Storm info from ConEd

Posted on: September 1, 2021
City Update_graphic

End of Summer Announcements

Posted on: August 27, 2021

Parks & Recreation September Events!

Posted on: August 27, 2021

Storm Warning- Take precautions

Posted on: August 21, 2021
Take Survey 2

Help Reimagine Memorial Highway

Posted on: July 16, 2021
IMG_5874

NRPD Promotions Ceremony

Posted on: July 22, 2021
VaccineflyerJuly23-7

City Update - Vaccine Pop-up

Posted on: July 22, 2021
20643508_729518333921490_2325361632764934196_o

NRPD Community Youth Fishing Trips

Posted on: June 15, 2021

Summer updates

Posted on: June 17, 2021
_Memorial Day Social Flyer

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Posted on: May 27, 2021
NRPD Press Release

NRPD: Community-Contact Program

Posted on: April 30, 2021
KiteDay2021_

Kite Day is back!

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Yard Waste Collection Begins April 5

Posted on: March 31, 2021

Vaccine Eligibility Expanded

Posted on: March 30, 2021

Police Reform Plan Adopted

Posted on: March 17, 2021
The Return of the Eggstravaganza (2)

Eggstravaganza is back!

Posted on: March 12, 2021

Winter Storm Warning - February 17

Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Update - February 3

Posted on: February 3, 2021

Storm Update- February 1

Posted on: February 1, 2021

Winter Storm Warning- Jan. 31

Posted on: January 31, 2021

City Update- January 28

Posted on: January 28, 2021
City Update_graphic

City Update- January 12

Posted on: January 12, 2021

Storm Alert for December 24

Posted on: December 24, 2020
City Update_graphic

Winter Storm Advisory - December 16

Posted on: December 16, 2020
SantaParkTour

Santa’s Park Tour- Saturday, December 19

Posted on: December 14, 2020

County Eviction Program

Posted on: December 3, 2020
DriveThru

Santa Claus is Coming to City Hall!

Posted on: December 1, 2020
New Ro Youth

Youth Council Applications Now Available!

Posted on: September 22, 2021