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New Rochelle Library Offers African Dance Class, Free Tax Assistance

The New Rochelle Library is offering free tax assistance through TCE, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program and VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Photo Credit: Contributed
Anthony Wooden, director of Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe, returns to the New Rochelle Public Library for another series of free African dance classes for children ages 7 and up, as well as their parents. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The New Rochelle Public Library is offering the following programs:

  • Anthony Wooden, director of Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe, returns to the New Rochelle Public Library for another series of free African dance classes for children ages 7 and up, as well as their parents. Classes are Saturdays, beginning Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. Registration will take place at the first class. This series, now a tradition at the library, provides instruction of native African dance while also instilling an understanding of the rich cultural meanings of the movements, rhythms, dress, African village life and the role of the extended family. The culminating performance is Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. It is free. It will be at the Ossie Davis Theater at the library.
  • The New Rochelle Library is offering free tax assistance through TCE, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program and VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,. The class will begin Tuesday, Feb. 2. Trained AARP volunteer counselors will be available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 15. Tax filers are advised to arrive early, as they will meet with a tax advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. The library opens at 9 a.m. on these days. Interested persons are advised to bring copies of their tax returns from last year, identification, and any other tax related materials needed to complete their returns. Counselors will have the necessary forms to complete the e-filing.
The New Rochelle Public Library is at 1 Library Plaza. For more information, call (914)-632-7878 or click here.

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