5 Things for the Week Ahead

5 Things to ring in the New Year!


Time to celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Here's 5 festive things for the week ahead:

Ring in the New Year at Noon, Monday, December 31, 10:30 a.m. New Roc City, 33 Lecount Pl., New Rochelle, NY. Families can enjoy the thrill of New Year’s Eve during the day at New Roc City’s New Years at noon event designed to mimic the Times Square countdown. Exciting guest emcee to host countdown at noon: Renowned radio personality, Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak will emcee the event, providing music, trivia games and the count down at noon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Countdown and Thrilling Balloon Release: Watch as balloons drop from all three levels of the atrium — covering New Roc’s entire entertainment complex at the stroke of noon. Countdown begins at 11:45 a.m.

White Plains Ball Drop, Fireworks and Music, Monday, December 31, 10 p.m. Main St, between Court St. and Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY. Come one, come all to downtown White Plains this New Year’s Eve! Mayor Thomas M. Roach today announced that the City of White Plains, in cooperation with the White Plains Business Improvement District, will ring in the New Year in a spectacular style on Main Street between Court Street and Renaissance Square. This free outdoor event will be held on Monday, December 31 and will feature: Celebration Entertainment DJ music from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., the entertainment continues with a musical performance beginning at 11:00 p.m. by “The Showtime Dance Band.” The excitement peaks with a fabulous crowd countdown, illuminated ball drop, and a midnight fireworks display by the Zambelli Company.

New Year’s Eve Safe Ride Home, Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1, Heineken USA will sponsor the “New Year Safe Ride Program.” Look for the “New Year Safe Ride” stand on the corner of East Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue from 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. A dedicated fleet of 30 cars provided by On Time Transport will be available to transport persons 21 years and older to residential locations in Westchester County.

New Year’s Day Celebration, St. Paul’s Church N.H.S., 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon, NY. Tuesday, January 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Site will be open with hot cider and cookies to welcome the New Year. Also games and toys. Presentation on history of New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. Contact David Osborn, 914-667-4116 for more information.

Latin Jazz Guitars, St. Paul’s Church N.H.S., 897 S. Columbus Ave. Mount Vernon, NY Thursday, January 3, 7 p.m. Ricardo Gautreau Duo, Guitars, with Doug Munro, featuring Latin music, with originals and covers from Ellington to Santana. Contact David Osborn, 914-667-4116 for more information. 


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