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The College of New Rochelle to Host Final Strawberry Festival

April 9, 2019
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The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) will host its final Strawberry Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019, ending a 47-year tradition that began at CNR in 1972. The single largest event organized with the help of CNR 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.

A fun-filled day for family members of all ages, the Strawberry Festival at CNR will feature outdoor activities, music, entertainment, and strawberry treats. The event will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Maura Lawn, on CNR’s Main Campus at 29 Castle Place in New Rochelle.

There will be face painting, a sports challenge, a photo booth, a bouncy house for the little ones and many more attractions. Fourth Generation DJ will provide music and there will be a vendor fair to satisfy shoppers and browsers alike. Other entertainment will include performances by CNR students, dance classes, and student groups. 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.

Admission is free, however there is a charge for food, games, and inflatables. Grab your family, a blanket and prepare for a great day! The rain location is the Wellness Center.