THE COLLEGE OF NEW
ROCHELLE TO HOST
36TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, April 8, 2008 – The College of New
Rochelle’s (CNR) 36th annual Strawberry Festival has something special
for family members of all ages. On Sunday, May 4, from 12 noon to 5 pm
on Maura Lawn on CNR’s Main Campus at 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; there is a
charge for food and rides.
This year CNR Drama will entertain youngsters – and the
young at heart – with a “Frog and Toad” puppet show in the Rose Garden.
Also new will be a photo booth where visitors can take pictures in a
giant chair. There will be face painting, a carousel, gladiator joust,
moon bounce house, giant slide, and much more.
Fourth Generation Entertainment Company will provide
music ranging from Big Band and pop to salsa and R&B. Vendors
displaying jewelry and other craft items will be on hand to satisfy
shoppers and browsers alike. Other entertainment will include
performances by CNR’s Black Ice Step Team and Blue Angels Cheerleaders,
as well as a belly dancing demonstration. Refreshments for sale will
include chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry smoothies, and
strawberry shortcake, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers,
popcorn and snow cones.
The Strawberry Festival, introduced to CNR 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.
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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. Visit the
College’s website at www.cnr.edu.