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(More) Loop Love of the Season Gift Ideas: New Rochelle !

More ideas for you!

The Downtown New Rochelle BID offers Loop readers a round-up of restaurants and services offering gift cards or gift certificates.

Alvin & Friends: with the painting on each card by owner Alvin Clayton, whose colorful art works bring flair to the restaurant’s decor, the person you give it to may not want to part with it.; Barnes & Noble;  Hour to Exit: New Rochelle’s new escape room (featured later in this newsletter);  The Curtain Shop: Perfect for a loved one who wants to give a home a new look with curtains, drapes, window treatments and more. Also sells accessories such as specialty soaps and ample supply of cooking utensils and decorative accents on the second floor;  La Herradura Mexican restaurant;  Modern Restaurant and Lounge;  R Cafe & Tea Boutique; Regal Cinemas at New Roc City; and Westchester Yoga Arts.

Breakfast with Santa at FunFuzion at New Roc City:  Facepainting, a breakfast buffet a visit from Santa, dancing and crafts. Join the fun on Saturday December 23rd from 9:30-11:30. Now in its 10th year, this event has become a family-tradition for many.

Meanwhile, Little Beehive’s holiday market at the train station continues.

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Daymaker is an online kid-to-kid giving platform that helps parents introduce the concept of giving back to their kids. With Daymaker, you can read about local children in need and buy gifts from their holiday wish lists directly from the site. There’s no need to ever step foot into a store. Daymaker works with high-impact nonprofit partners to deliver items to the children in time for the holidays.

One of these nonprofit partners is right in our backyard. Westchester residents can give special holiday gifts to about 200 children from Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle.


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Beautifully framed local postcards (and maps) are available from Circle 7. Here’s a look at their amazing  inventory.  

“We are constantly adding to the postcard inventory,” say owners Paul and Elizabeth Mahoney, ” so there are more than what is shown in the album.”

Happy Shopping.


MacInspires offers an opportunity for kids up to age 15 to create a gift in its 3D Design and Printing workshop, one of several offered this time of year. Examples from the past include 3D holiday cards, trophies, desk organizers, jewelry, artwork and more.

“There’s nothing like designing your own gift to give to family or friends, says MacInspires’ Travis Sluss.  “It’s unique and from the heart, not mass produced and can be totally customized.”

Other workshops include Creating Video Games with Scratch (Ages 8-13), Hour of Code Robot Extravaganza (Ages 5-7) FREE Workshop, and more.

You can always hit us up for a Loop mug! Yours for 5 bucks. Just ask!


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