If you live in New Rochelle, the year 1688 means a lot to you. Or at least more than it means to, say, the good people of Yonkers. 1688 was the year of New Rochelle’s founding, and the city is now in the midst of celebrating its 325th anniversary (take that, U.S.A, with your mere 237 years).
Events include a gala dinner and dance at Glen Island Harbour Club on Thursday; “Les Huguenots,” an opera, at the public library on Friday; the Mayor’s Cup Regatta on Long Island Sound on Saturday; and the Fatt Calfe Ceremony at the Thomas Paine Cottage on Sunday.
It should go without saying that 325th anniversaries don’t come around that often, at least in this country. If you have a fondness for the Queen City of the Sound, make sure to take part in this week’s festivities.
For more information, visit www.newrochelleny.com/325