Free Summer Events in New Rochelle


The New Ro Business Improvement District wants you to know about ….Free Events for July & August!

3 Dates for Sizzling Music & Dance Parties at Library Green
Each night dance lessons will take place at 6:00 – 6:45 pm Then the music starts 7:00 – 8:30 pm. In the event of rain, the music moves indoors to the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Complimentary tickets are available in the library lobby beginning at 6:00 pm.

July 14th at 6 pm / Dance and swing to the
big band sound!
Music by the 17-piece Fairfield Counts Big Band. The sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Gene Krupa and the great Count Basie are all part of the repertoire guaranteed to get all ages in the mood for swingin’ and jivin’. You too can learn how to swing. MORE>

July 21st at 6 pm / Learn how to Samba!
Nanny Assis returns to the Green with sensational sounds of Samba, Bossa-Nova, Baiao, and Brazilian Jazz standards. His group will be joined by two professional Samba dancers in costume—who will also share their moves in lessons. MORE>

July 28th at 6 pm / Salsa Baby!
Grupo Latin Vibe, a 7-piece Latin jazz band, brings a high powered energy show to every band stand. The band’s irresistible groove makes them a favorite of Metropolitan area salsa dancers, a number of whom will be providing the demonstrations and lessons. MORE>

August 4th at 8 pm / Movie on the Green: Wizard of Oz
What a great night! A costume contest, parade and then the movie on a two story high screen on Library. Don’t miss this event. 8:00 pm: Costume Contest; Film Begins at 8:45 pm. MORE>

Yoga on the Green
Fridays, starting July 8th, 15th, 22nd & August 5th, 12th / Classes are at
6-7 pm & 7:15-8:15 pm.
Experience a yoga class taught by certified instructors outside on Library Green! Mandatory registration begins 15 minutes prior to class. Please bring a yoga mat. MORE>

2nd Annual “Jazz in July” New Rochelle Summer Festival
Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th
Friday evening, a variety of groups will play from 7–11 pm in several Downtown locations, including Backstreet Gallery, Alvin and Friends, McKiernan’s, The Brickyard and Gallery Café. MORE>

On Saturday and Sunday, 7/9-10, groups will perform from 1-9:30 pm in Library Green Park.
Admission is free.

Disney Summer Hit Parade Movie Series
Mondays starting July 11th – August 8th at 6pm

July 11th, 6:00 pm – The Shaggy Dog (1959)
July 18th, 6:00 Pm – Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
July 25th, 6:00 Pm – The Three Lives Of Thomasina (1964)
August 1st, 6:00 Pm – Herbie Rides Again (1974)
August 8th, 6:00 Pm – The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

August 9th at 7 pm / International Music & Dance: Bokandeye African Dance and Drums

The rich cultural traditions of African villages come alive as the troupe’s multigenerational dancers perform in authentic costume. First-come, first-serve to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater. Doors open at 6:45 pm.MORE>

All About Animals – “Close Up & Personal” and on Film
Alternating Wednesdays at 11am–1pm

Every Wednesday throughout the summer the library will feature a variety of free live, interactive shows to entertain and enrich, alternating with family movies about creatures great and small. Live Animal Shows: First-come, first-served to 50-seat capacity. Films: First-come, first-served to the 145-seat capacity. Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library

Wed., July 6th / Live Animals from Animal Encounters
11:00 am – Meet Amazing Animals
1:00 pm – Meet Amazing Reptiles

Wed., July 13th / Family Films About Little Guys
11:00 am – Horton Hears a Who
1:00 pm – Stuart Little

Wed., July 20th at 11 am and 1 pm
Live Animals from the New Rochelle Humane Society
Celebrating its 100th year, the New Rochelle Humane Society cares for dogs, animals and other animals left homeless. They will be bringing some of their current residents for everyone to enjoy and showing slides illustrating the valuable work they do.

Wed., July 27th / Family Films Starring Pigs
11:00 am – Charlotte’s Web
1:00 pm – Babe

Wed., August 3rd / Live Animals from Animal Embassy
11:00 am – Talk to the Animals
1:00 pm – Amazing Adaptations

Wed., August 10th / Family Films with Animals on the Move
11:00 am: Curious George
1:00pm: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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