This request came in today from a New Yorker ....
"Nielsen's Ice Cream Shop" - I am doing research for a feature film and
my boss grew up in Scarsdale. She remembers going to Nielsen's as a
little girl and we are going to use it as inspiration for a set. We have
been looking for photos of "Nielsen's Ice Cream" but came up dry.
Anyone have any info, photos, vivid memories? Thanks!
Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Contact: Phil Oldham, Communications Chair
Photo Credit: Elisabeth Pollaert
Village of Larchmont Plans Year-Long Celebrations to
Commemorate 125th Anniversary
Quasquicentennial Will Be Year-Long Celebration
LARCHMONT, NY, – The Village of Larchmont is planning a year-long community wide celebration of its 125 years since incorporation, with a year-long celebration of exciting public events and fascinating educational programs that will appeal to all age groups.
Events are planned to honor Larchmont’s growth and development since Quaker refugees settled from New England in the 1600s. Later, as wealthy residents of New York City established estates, Larchmont developed an early reputation as “a summer playground for New York’s elite.”
Speaking at a news conference to kick off the event at Larchmont’s Village Hall, Anne H. McAndrews, Mayor of the Village of Larchmont, said, “We want to take the occasion of the village’s 125th anniversary to speak not only of the past but of the Village’s future. Today is a fantastic start to what will be a fantastic celebration of Larchmont’ 125th birthday.”
A committee established by the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees, "Larchmont 125," is comprised of Larchmont area residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational, and cultural communities. The celebration will commence in September 2015 and conclude in September 2016.
“Larchmont 125 is a celebration about the life and times of the residents who have made this village such a special place,” said Peter Fanelli, Village of Larchmont Trustee. “This series of special events will bring the community together as a whole. This Year-long party will have something for everyone. It’s going to be a fantastic celebration.”
At least five signature events have been proposed to honor Larchmont's 125th anniversary:
· Mayor's Proclamation and Birthday Cake (September 2015 Kick-Off Event)
· Living History Trolley Tours
· "Decades" Parade
· Time Capsule (to be opened on the 150th anniversary in 2041)
· 1890s Gala Ball (September 2016)
A logo contest for the celebration was also announced at today’s press conference. “The logo will be used for the branding of the festivities of our 125th anniversary,” said Maria Massimi a Larchmont 125 celebration committee member. “The contest will be open to any individual of any age. We’re looking for a logo that will embody the great spirit of Larchmont.” Information and entry forms can be found on the celebration organization’s website, Larchmont125.org.
Larchmont 125 Chairperson, Dee van Eyck added, “The logo and website are just the beginning. We have so many wonderful groups and organizations and all of them have terrific ideas how they want to celebrate our milestone anniversary. I can’t wait to get this party started.”
About Larchmont 125
On September 22, 1891, the Larchmont Manor Company was dissolved and the community was officially incorporated as the Village of Larchmont. To mark this momentous occasion, the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees established a quasquicentennial celebration coordination committee, "Larchmont 125," comprised of Larchmont area residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational, and cultural communities. The committee will plan, promote, and produce signature events which will be paid for by the nonprofit "Celebrate Larchmont, Inc." through fundraising activities, sponsorships, donations, concessions, and commemorative merchandise sales. Information about the upcoming festivities can be found on the "Larchmont 125" website www.Larchmont125.org.