NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- As a prelude to Mexican Independence Day, the weekly BID Grand Market will be transformed Sept. 14 into a “mini-fiesta” of dance, music, food and crafts.
The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green, at Lawton and Huguenot streets. The market opens at 9 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the costumed dancers of the Mazarte Dance Company will perform original dance movements that honor the oldest Mexican traditions. Mazarte performs extensively in the New York area, “creating a union between dance, research, and indigenous art while promoting Mexican cultural heritage,” according to a press release from the city.
There also will be a wide offering of craft activities, including miniature piñatas, tiles, paper flowers and other projects.
The event continues the series of "BID Family Days Go Global" for New Rochelle’s 325th anniversary, which is organized through a partnership of the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District, public library, city school district and the parks and recreation department. In the event of rain, activities will be in the library’s theater and meeting room.