NEW ROCHELLE, NY, April 18, 2013 – The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) 41st annual Strawberry Festival has something special for family members of all ages. On Sunday, May 5, from 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, games, and rides. Grab your family, a blanket, and prepare for a great day! The rain location is The Wellness Center.
A big red chair on which visitors can take pictures will be present this year, as well as the exciting giant slide. There will be face painting, a rock wall, a dunk tank, gladiator joust, castle bounce house, henna tattoos, and much more.
Fourth Generation will provide music ranging from Oldies but Goodies to Top 100 Pop songs and 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, Fly Angels, Gospel Choir, as well as CNR’s tap, belly dancing, and hip hop classes. 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 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 midwest during the 1890’s as an American festival celebrating the ripening of strawberries, the blooming of lilacs, and the coming of summer.