Holiday spirit to defy community’s storm challenges

November 12, 2012 by  

Despite ongoing storm recovery efforts, New Rochelle is determined to begin the holiday season in traditional fashion:

Thanksgiving will begin with a senior citizen lunch sponsored by the City of New Rochelle on November 15. The full traditional meal will be served by city workers from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center at 94 Davis Avenue. The lunch is free of charge, but reservations are required and can be made by contacting the center at 914.235.2363.

Poster printing proudly announces the 49th annual Valenti Thanksgiving Parade on November 17 at 10:00 am. The parade runs from Eastchester Road and North Avenue to Maple Avenue and Main Street. From the Grand Marshal – County Executive Rob Astorino – to Santa Claus, with all the entertainment in between, the parade promises to delight in this traditional kick-off to the Christmas holidays. The parade is presented by the Chamber of Commerce, the City of New Rochelle, and the Valenti family.

Also at the senior center, a Christmas tree trimming party takes place on December 3rd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Guests are invited to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while decorating the center’s tree, and are requested to provide an ornament. Slightly later, December 8 at 2:00 pm will see a luncheon and dance, with a live band.

Also on December 8, Bethesda Baptist Church will hold a holiday expo, beginning at 9:00 am. Vendors will offer a variety of gift items and baked goods.

Event schedules are still subject to change, so verify before setting out. Those who are able are encouraged to participate.