BID Family Market Day: Community Fence-Painting Party and River Music


Saturday, June 13, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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 and a performance by the Big Read Reader’s Theater Troupe will add to the festivities.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Library Green
Huguenot and Lawton Streets
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Times: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
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