We are very excited to announce the launch of our newest service, a customized version of a Helios Calendar for New Rochelle events. You can access the calendar directly or see a list of upcoming events in the center of the home page under “New Ro Calender”.
This is a very cool subscription calendar service which offers much more than a simple list or calendar view of events, including:
- RSS feeds
- iCal/vCal downloads and subscriptions
- One-click exporting to Google & Yahoo web calendars
- Advanced event search
- Integration with Google Maps and Eventful event publishing
- Event sharing via email and social networks with links to over seventy of the most popular social bookmark/content sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and many more
- A mobile version of the New Rochelle’s Talk of the Sound Calendar
- An iPhone app from Eventful
- iPhone users can also save a link to the mobile version on their iPhone desktop
To get started I entered events from the City of New Rochelle public calendar, the New Rochelle Public Library Calendar, the New Rochelle District Calendar and the BID web site as well as a few additional events that I ran across over the past week. I am going to try and add some more. Down the road I will consider enabling public event submission and event registration but in the meantime I will offer editing privileges to folks in town who run organizations or events and wish to make sure their events get listed.
As will become apparent upon inspection, Helios Calender is a very powerful event promotions tool, offering a comprehensive suite of event promotion tools unlike anything available in a simple online calendar. Publishing events is now easier then ever and will be far more effective.
Our hope is that as more people come to rely on our centralized list of events in New Rochelle more event organizers will list their events, creating a virtuous circle where one calendar offers one-stop shopping for event organizers and those looking for events.