NEW ROCHELLE, NY, April 7, 2014 – The Forty-Second Annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by The College of New Rochelle has something special for family members of all ages. Sunday, May 4, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Maura Lawn at the Main Campus, 29 Castle Place in New Rochelle, the College will host a fun-filled day of outdoor activities, music, entertainment, and strawberry treats. Admission is free, while fees will be charged for food, games, and rides. Grab your family, a blanket and prepare for a great day! The rain location is The Wellness Center.
This year there will be a bounce house and climbing rock as well as an exciting giant slide. There will be face painting, sports challenge, dunk tank, water game challenge, henna tattoos and much more!
Fourth Generation will provide music ranging from “oldies but goodies” to Top 100 pop songs. Vendors displaying jewelry and other craft items will be on hand to satisfy shoppers and browsers alike. Other entertainment will include performances by the College’s Black Ice Step Team, Gospel Choir, as well as its belly dancing class. 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.
The Strawberry Festival, introduced by The College of New Rochelle in 1972, is the single largest event organized entirely by the College’s undergraduates. The concept of the Strawberry Festival originated in the mid-west during the 1890’s as an American festival celebrating the ripening of strawberries, the blooming of lilacs, and the coming of summer.
The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City. The College maintains five other campus locations in New York City for the School of New Resources in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan. Visit the College’s website atwww.cnr.edu.