Community For All Ages will take people on a "Walk-About" of downtown New Rochelle Saturday, October 19.
The walk will be led by City Historian Barbara Davis.
Organizers said Davis will highlight historical tidbits, such as the gravestones behind Trinity-St. Paul's Church and structures that reflect the art deco period, as well as the contemporary treasures of the downtown area.
She will also point out the numerous restaurants and markets that mirror the diverse population of New Rochelle.
Davis said people will get a deeper appreciation for New Rochelle’s extraordinary 325 years—the settlement of which began in the heart of what is now downtown —plus they will get some new ideas on where to buy and dine on fabulous, local and ethnic foods.
"Participants will be able to amaze friends and family with intriguing tidbits they’ll discover along the way," she said.
The free 90-minute to two-hour walk will start at 9:30 a.m. Participants should meet at the BID Grand Market Green Booth in Library Green.
To register for the walk, email email@example.com and put "Walk-About" in the subject line. You can call 914-632-8254 to register or for day-of-walk rain information.
The "Walk-About" is a project of New Rochelle Community For All Ages, under the auspices of the New Rochelle Council of Community Services and funded by the United Way of Westchester-Putnam and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation. it is also supported by the New Rochelle BID and the New Rochelle Public Library.