Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:43

Celebrate what is wonderful about New Rochelle: this Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

The Big Read, Tom Sawyer, Canna Lilies, Fence Painting, Great Produce and Foods, Outdoor Dining, Friends and Free Music and Theater.

Market Schedule:
9:00 Market Opens
9:00 - 2:00 Canna Lily Sale Benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
10:00 - 2:00 FREE NRCA “Arts Encounters” - Big Read Fence - Painting Party
11:00 -12 Noon FREE Live Music - The Banjo Rascals
11:00 - 2:00 Alfresco Dining- A Place 2 Go
12 Noon - 2:00 FREE Theater Performance - Big Read Reader’s Theater Troupe
2:00 Market Closes for the Day

Summer = New Rochelle’s “BIG READ”.
Join the market festivities launching this annual NR Public Library community happening.

The seemingly enormous picket fence that Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into painting will be replicated on Library Green, and all are invited to join in the fun of painting it!

In conjunction with New Rochelle’s Big Read of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the New Rochelle Council on the Arts will host an "Arts Encounter" that is also a family-friendly party taking Tom’s task to a joyful level.. A long white fence will be installed so that children and adults of all ages can go to town, decorating it with a painted image, a favorite quote, or a bit of poetry that they have created—or participants can select from a supply of vintage New Rochelle scenes and Mark Twain quotes.
Materials and encouragement will be provided.

Live music by the Banjo Rascals from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
and a performance by the Big Read Reader’s Theater Troupe will add to the festivities. If the weather is too windy or rainy, the performances will take place in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater.

Canna Lily Plant Sale supporting The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
New Rochelleans Trish and Robert Pizzonia return to the market this year to sell their Canna Lily plants (grown by them right here in New Rochelle). All proceeds go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a foundation that funds research and family services for children with brain tumors. Robert is a former New Rochelle Fire Lieutenant and a member of Empire HOG – for Harley Owners Club, which also raises money for the foundation. We invited the club to display their Harleys one Saturday morning at the market.

Canna lilies, big and bold with tropical-like foliage and large flowers, offer long-lasting color in the garden. They are also low maintenance, easy to grow and last until the first frost. Stop by their stand and Trish and Robert will introduce you to the stunning world of canna lilies.
What a beautiful way to do good. And that’s what our market is all about!


Migliorelli Farms Fresh from the Farm Produce & Orchard Fruits
Dine Meats Farm Raised Beef and Pork
Gourmet Home Chefs Gourmet Soups and Salads
Monroe Culinary - Dining Lab Special Tastes from Monroe’s Culinary School
Crumble Bee Bake Shop Artisan Baked Goods-Brownies, Cupcakes and Cookies
Pain Le Bris Artisanal Breads
Sweet Things & Wild Thyme Local Honey, Syrup and Body Products
Pura Vida Fisheries Freshly Caught Fish & Seafood
The Luscious Little Dessert Company Lusciously Baked Pies, Cookies and Cakes
R&R Produce Naturally Grown Vegetables and Orchard Fruits
Zest Foods Spices and Surprises
Young Tycoons Sweets & Treats: Popcorn & Cotton Candy Stand
Yona’s Delight Hummus, Baba Ghanush, Falafel
ArtisanNR Local Artisans crafting for the future
Trish and Robert’s Canna Lillies Canna Lilly Sale for Charity
Green Mountain Energy Renewable Energy for your Home
NR Future (in partnership with RDRXR) NR’s Voice for a Revitalized Downtown
NR Council of Community Organizations Learn What’s Happening in Your Community
11:00-2:00 pm
A Place 2 Go – Caribbean Cuisine

Caribbean cuisine meets American soul at Downtown New Rochelle’s A Place to Go, which recently won a rave review from the New York Times. Read what the times and, well everyone, is saying about this new downtown dining destination.

And as special treat for our Market, A Place 2 Go will return with their large smoker which is a huge draw.