NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The City of New Rochelle’s 325th Anniversary celebration came to a close recently with a commemorative reception at City Hall.
Committee members received a city commendation from Mayor Noam Bramson and the city council, and a county proclamation from Legislator James Maisano.
"During the past year, the 325th Committee brought our entire community together in celebration of New Rochelle's rich history, vibrant present, and promising future,” said Mayor Bramson. “It's especially fitting that the Committee is able to conclude its work by contributing to the restoration of two beloved monuments. On behalf of a grateful city, I extend thanks to the volunteers who donated countless hours to this effort and offer congratulations on a job very well done."
Committee Chair Marianne Sussman noted, “I was privileged to chair such an enthusiastic committee, and our success is evident in the wonderful events and initiatives we accomplished, many of which will continue in the years ahead. And, thanks to our extensive fundraising efforts, the generosity of our many donors and the hard work of volunteers, we are able to fund the restoration of two valuable historic monuments- the Leisler statue and Huguenot Memorial.”
Two mementos of the anniversary year are available for donations: the beautiful full-color Commemorative Book for $15 and a poster by internationally-acclaimed artist Charles Fazzino for $10 and $15.
Copies of the Commemorative Book are available at the the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall at 515 North Ave., the Curtain Shop at 541 Main St., Recologie at 14 Lawton St. and the New Rochelle Public Library’s Community Relations Office at 1 Library Plaza. Posters are available at the city clerk’s office.
For more information on the 325th Anniversary, residents can visit the anniversary website.