NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The City of New Rochelle will host a special birthday celebration in November to observe its 325th anniversary.
The city is set to celebrate in song, dance and the spoken word at a special concert entitled “Happy Birthday New Rochelle” at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Columbus School, 275 Washington Ave. in New Rochelle, according to a news release. The concert is a collaboration between the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA), Tutti Bravi Productions, Songcatchers Youth Choir, and Columbus School, according to the release.
New Rochelle school children will be featured alongside actress Frances Sternhagen, who will narrate a performance of “Peter and the Wolf” with choreography by the Erin Pryor Dance Theater, and the Amber Woodwind Quintet, according to the release.
"This 'New Roc Kids' celebration has drawn on the combined and diverse talents of dozens of children who worked with outstanding artist/citizens – including Sr. Beth Dowd, who directs the all-children Songcatchers Choir, pianist Kathy Wiegand, and Columbus School’s principal, Sonia Nunez, and her staff -- to create a unique and creative event marking the city’s 325th anniversary," representatives said in the release. "Among the highlights will be a performance of variations on the 'Happy Birthday' theme by the Amber Woodwind Quintet, which will also perform the 'New Rochelle Song.'”
Tickets for the concert are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and NRCA members and children’s tickets cost $1. Tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, residents are asked to call 914- 576-4400. For more information on the 325th anniversary residents are asked to visit the City of New Rochelle website.