Special Events

September 9 -

Senior Day at Five Islands

- Begin your day with our Body Movement class led by Offutt Porter at 11:00.  After - enjoy a delicious boxed lunch served by our caterer Hubbard's Cupboard.  Cost is $5.00 and reservations are required.  Social distancing will be observed and masks are required.

October 7 -


- Join us for a delicious lunch out in our backyard from 12:00 - 2:00. Reservations are required - no walk-in will be allowed.  Payment by mail (check made payable to City Of New Rochelle).  Face masks required and social distancing will be observed.  No transportation will be provided and a valid Park Passport is required. 

he Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.

In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus.