NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The 42nd annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by The College of New Rochelle will be held on Sunday, May 4, from noon-5 p.m. on Maura Lawn at the Main Campus, 29 Castle Place.
The college will host a day of outdoor activities, music, entertainment and strawberry treats. Admission is free, however fees will be charged for food, games and rides.
There will be a bounce house and climbing rock, as well as a giant slide. There will be face painting, sports challenge, dunk tank, water game challenge, henna tattoos and more.
Fourth Generation will provide music ranging from “oldies but goodies” to top 100 pop songs. Vendors displaying jewelry and other craft items will be on hand.
Other entertainment will include performances by the college’s Black Ice Step Team, gospel choir and belly dancing class.
Refreshments for sale will include chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry slushies and strawberry shortcake, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.
The Strawberry Festival, introduced by The College of New Rochelle in 1972, is the single largest event organized entirely by the college’s undergraduates. The concept of the Strawberry Festival originated in the Midwest during the 1890s as an American festival celebrating the ripening of strawberries, the blooming of lilacs, and the coming of summer.
In the event of rain, the festival will take place in the Wellness Center.