Final Festival

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:36

The College of New Rochelle @CNR1904 will host its final Strawberry Festival this Sunday, April 28, 2019, ending a 47-year tradition that began in 1972.

CNR Strawberry Festival location has been changed to the Wellness Center due to expected inclement weather. But organizers say the fun will be just the same!

The College of New Rochelle and Mercy College have an agreement between the two institutions creating a seamless pathway for CNR students to continue their education. Both colleges are currently in the process of obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals to fully effectuate this agreement.

Meanwhile. the single largest event organized with the help of CNR undergraduates, the concept of the Strawberry Festival originated in the mid-west during the 1890s as an American festival celebrating the ripening of strawberries, the blooming of lilacs, and the coming of summer.

A fun-filled day for family members of all ages, the Strawberry Festival at CNR will feature outdoor activities, music, entertainment, and strawberry treats. The event will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Maura Lawn, on CNR’s Main Campus at 29 Castle Place in New Rochelle.

There will be face painting, a sports challenge, a photo booth, a bouncy house for the little ones and many more attractions. Fourth Generation DJ will provide music and there will be a vendor fair to satisfy shoppers and browsers alike.

Other entertainment will include performances by CNR students, dance classes, and student groups. 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.

Admission is free, however, there is a charge for food, games, and inflatables. Grab your family, a blanket and prepare for a great day! The rain location is the Wellness Center.