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NRCA is taking its act on the road next Saturday, June 18th with pop-up concerts planned at three local shopping centers. The Jacob Harelick Groove, a compact group with a full bodied sound, will perform; the group features some of the most talented young musicians from Manhattanville College, SUNY Purchase and the Berklee School of Music. Look for them at:11 to 11:45 am Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center (1086 Wilmot Rd. at Weaver St.)
12:30 to 1:15 pm: Quaker Ridge Shopping Center (31 Quaker Ridge Rd. near North Ave.)
2 to 2:45 pm: Shop Rite (8 Joyce Road, at Palmer Ave.)
Making the day possible are a grant from NR Future, plus the loan of a truck from Sammarco Stone. “There’s been a lot of excitement about this idea from the start,” says Theresa Kump Leghorn, President of NRCA, “and we really appreciate the support from NR Future, Frank Miceli at Sammarco, Millie Radjonic, and the shopping center owners.”
NRCA inaugurated its series of monthly Arts Encounters -- pop-up performances in unexpected public spaces -- last year. “The idea is to remind everybody how the arts enrich our daily lives by bringing art to people where they live,” explains NRCA board member Lynn Green. For 2016 the Arts Encounters include “Dance En Plein Air” – dance performances at Ruby Dee Park on Library Green every Saturday at 1 pm during the Farmers’ Market – as well as Music on the Move, a series of free concerts every Thursday from 5:30 to 7 pm at the New Rochelle train station..
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts was created by the New Rochelle City Council in 1975 to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts; for 40 years NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series. In addition, NRCA has sponsored public art -- like the popular Fleur-de-Lis sculptures downtown -- and created ArtsFest, while helping to build relationships between the arts, the business community and city government. For more information visit NRCA on the web at www.newrochellearts.org.