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New Rochelle Public Library Presents Exciting Weekend Events

The New Rochelle Public Library has two themed presentations Oct. 17-18
The New Rochelle Public Library has two themed presentations Oct. 17-18 Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The New Rochelle Public Library will present "Yowana Sari Gamelan Music and Dance from Bali" at 3 p.m.  Sunday.

The richly layered and textured sound of magnificent golden instruments from Bali will fill the Ossie Davis Theater when the Yowana Sari Balinese Gamelan performs traditional and non-traditional pieces.

The ensemble, under the direction of Professor Michael Lipsey of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, performs on gongs, metallophones and drums and other instruments crafted by I Pande Sukarta in Bali. Noopur Singha is the featured dancer for this performance.

This performance is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. the suggested donation is $2.

"Growing Up in the West End of New Rochelle" will be presented for free at 3 p.m. Saturday. In celebration of Italian Heritage and Cultural Month, Dennis Nardone will discuss the neighborhood of West New Rochelle through his personal experiences growing up in the predominantly Italian-American community in the 1950s and 1960s.

Copies of his self-published book will be available for purchase with proceeds being donated for the upkeep of the historic St. Joseph's Church. This will take place in the Ossie Davis Theater and Meeting Room.

The New Rochelle Public Library is at 1 Library Plaza.

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