The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ Rotunda Gallery presents “A Retrospective of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor,” on exhibit through April 15th. The exhibit, timed to celebrate Black History Month, includes historic photos, memorabilia, newspaper clippings and more that highlight the history of this New Rochelle neighborhood.
The exhibit provides historical context for the planned redevelopment of the Lincoln Avenue corridor: In 2018 New Rochelle was selected as the winner of New York State’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Mid-Hudson Region, and the project will connect New Rochelle’s evolving city center with the mile-long Lincoln Avenue Corridor that contains mixed-income residential housing, a newly renovated hospital, green space, a Metro North Train Station and part of the city’s Arts and Cultural District. The city envisions infrastructure improvements that will improve pedestrian and traffic circulation and extend the downtown’s walkable, sustainable, transit-oriented design into this corridor.
The opening reception will take place Tuesday, February 11th from 5 pm to 7 pm in NRCA’s Rotunda Gallery at New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. (Entrance is in the rear of the building; the gallery, which is located on the main floor, is wheel chair accessible.) “A Retrospective of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor” can be viewed at the NRCA Rotunda Gallery Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm. Parking is available in the rear of building. For more information, please call 914-224-4243.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) was created by the New Rochelle City Council in 1975 to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts. For four decades NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series. In addition, NRCA has sponsored public art – including the NRNY Murals — and created ArtsFest, a weekend long celebration of the arts, while helping to build relationships between the arts, the business community and city government. The NRCA website www.newrochellearts.org is the “go-to” place for information about the arts. Membership in NRCA is open to artists and non-artists alike, with members receiving invitations to networking events and studio tours. For more information visit NRCA on the web at www.newrochellearts.org. NRCA’s programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government, the City of New Rochelle, and the support and participation of NRCA’s membership.
About New Rochelle Council on the Arts
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts mission is to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and the public\’s interest and participation therein. It has been exemplified by our sponsorship of a vast number of exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series. To create opportunities for the public to encounter and explore art and increase access to the arts in New Rochelle.