20TH Anniversary Northeast Pez Convention

What’s the difference between a PEZ dispenser worth $1.00 and one that is worth $1,000.00?
$999 of course!

Stamford CT, March 10, 2018: Do you have a common PEZ® dispenser worth $1 or one worth $1,000? Would you like to see a $1,000 PEZ® dispenser? Have you even seen 10,000 Pez dispensers in one place? Why not make plans to come to the 20th Annual Northeast PEZ® Collectors Convention Show in Stamford. CT and see what makes some PEZ® so valuable and why the dispensers are prized by ordinary people around the world.

In May, collectors will be making their annual pilgrimage to the home state of the legendary candy company. The first ever Northeast PEZ® Collectors Convention was held in 1999 around the corner from the PEZ® factory, in Orange, CT. “PEZident” Scott McWhinnie was quoted as saying at that time, “This is like a Mecca for them” and that still holds true today. Times have changed and with them so have the character heads on PEZ® dispensers. PEZ® are as popular today with kids and adults as they were back in the 50’s when they were first introduced in the United States.

According to Wikipedia there are over 1,500 different PEZ® dispensers. Visitors to the 20th Annual Northeast PEZ® Collectors Convention on Saturday, May 5, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT will see tens of thousands PEZ dispensers on display ranging from the common $1 dispenser to very rare PEZ® dispensers that are worth thousands of dollars. At the very first Northeast Convention on display there was many super rare, never before seen PEZ® items including the famous “100,000 PEZ® dispenser”. The display at that time was so valuable it had its own Police officer standing guard. Who knows what will be the highlight this year.
The family-friendly event offers something for everyone. Kids will love the amazing assortment of superhero dispensers, princesses, emojis and those connected to popular animated movies and TV shows. Parents and grandparents will enjoy seeing colorful characters like Bozo, Mary Poppins, Popeye and the Flintstones from their childhood.

The popular PEZ® Collectors Show, conveniently located at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 E. Main Street, Stamford, CT, on Saturday, May 5 is open from 10am-2pm. For further details, directions or pictures from past events visit www.PezConvention.com

Fun Girls Night Out

It’s the Premier Women’s Event of the Season: A SHOPPING, SIPPING, NIBBLING, ENTERTAINING, MINGLING NIGHT OUT WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS. Its the Ultimate “Fun Girls Night Out” and this season we are back Stamford at The Crowne Plaza (2701 Summer Street). Ladies will enjoy Shopping, Dancing, Food and Drink Samples, FREE Swag Bags, Mini-Makeovers, Photo Booth Photos and Prizes.

AND… SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT!! The “Fun Girls Night Out” welcomes “Divas in a Man’s World” ~ a star-studded concert spectacular featuring the world’s best celebrity and female impersonators! Starring Steven Andrade as Cher, and the hilarious Gary Dee as your host, Joan Rivers, in a concert experience! We are so excited to be working with them again this season as they were the longest running celebrity impersonator act in Atlantic City, they have played in Las Vegas and in various cities around the world.

So join us, for our 10th Year Celebration with all your girlfriends! You will have so much fun!

Chabad of Fairfield’s 10th Annual Purim Feast

Chabad of Fairfield’s 10th Annual Purim Feast
Thursday, March 1, 2018
452 Brookside Drive

5:00PM Interactive Megillah Reading
5:45PM Dinner & Entertainment
*mime*caricaturist*music*games & crafts*hamentaschen & graggers


For more infor and to RSVP

Valentine’s Dance

Valentine’s Dance at Ballroom Elegance Dance Studio in Westport on Saturday, February 10th
Celebrate and enjoy a night of romantic music, dancing, performance, champagne, light appetizers and dessert.
Welcome with or without partner
When: Saturday, February 10th
7:00 PM -10:30 PM
Where: Ballroom Elegance Dance Studio
Address: 627 Post Road East, Westport, CT
Drees Code: Festive
Admission: $35 per person, $45 after February 8th
For tickets and reservation, please call: 203-454-9400

Affordable Art Fair NYC

This spring, join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, March 22 – 25, 2018, with our Private View on March 21. Alongside the vast array of stunning artwork, you’ll enjoy a creative smorgasbord of educational talks and tours, hands-on workshops, children’s activities, and an irresistible cafe and bar.
With contemporary artwork by over 300 established artists and rising stars, and price points ranging from $100-$10,000 – there is something to suit every taste and wallet whether you are a first-time art buyer or a seasoned collector.





Wednesday, March 21
Private View 6pm–9pm

Thursday, March 22
General Admission 11am–6pm
Art After Dark 6pm–9pm

Friday, March 23
General Admission 11am–6pm
Free Admission 6pm–8pm

Saturday, March 24
General Admission 11am–8pm

Sunday, March 25
General Admission 11am–5pm

Private View Tickets: Advanced online $70; During the fair $80
Art After Dark Tickets: Online and at the door $30
General Admission Tickets: Advanced online $18; During the fair $20
Students/Seniors: Online and at the door $10
Group Rate: Online and at the door $10 (10 or more people)
Children under 12: Free

Best of the Gold Coast 2018

The Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut is a celebration of our area’s finest businesses and their spectacular culinary and other creative talents as voted by the readers and editors of all 5 of Moffly Publications’ magazines (Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan-Darien, Stamford and Fairfield Living) Like no party on the Connecticut Gold Coast, there will be a mix of food, drinks, entertainment, and so much more…The best of everything!!

For event updates, please RSVP to our Facebook event

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Norwalk City Limits

Norwalk Now, the collaborative marketing group comprised of participating businesses throughout Norwalk’s urban core, presents NORWALK CITY LIMITS, a massive 5-day schedule of live music performances from the area’s most talented local artists. The inaugural event takes place in Norwalk Now restaurants, shops, and attractions throughout the course of the week. For Schedule Information: WWW.NORWALKNOW.ORG
Also, check out dining deals from Norwalk City Grub.

Dancing with the Stars – A Gala Benefit for ElderHouse

ElderHouse will host its 5th Annual Dancing with the Stars Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton. This event will pair dance professionals from Fred Astaire Studios in Norwalk with local business leaders for a star-studded dance competition. ElderHouse’s only fundraising event of the year will feature a live auction and paddle raise, as well as dinner, music and dancing. All proceeds will support the programs and services ElderHouse provides to older adults with chronic conditions including memory loss and physical limitations. Reservations begin at $200 per ticket or $3000 per table. Visit www.elderhouse.org/events for more information and to purchase tickets.


Connecticut Got Talent is a Statewide Talent Contest where the LIVE theater and the ONLINE streaming audience get to help to pick a winner. This Series will consist of “3” LIVE audition shows where 15 finalists will be selected and a FINALE show where the winner will be crowned and rewarded $1000 plus the opportunity to headline a show at The Legendary Wall Street Theater. Join us for a exhilarating night of all kinds of talent from Connecticut from Singers, Bands, Dancers, Dance Troupes, Magicians, Comedians, and exciting Specialty Acts.

Hartford Boat Show

Now in its 49th year, the Hartford Boat Show features the newest boats on the market including center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, deck and pontoon boats, sport and ski boats, personal watercraft, inflatables, paddle boats and boards in addition to fishing gear, marinas and boatyards, other marine services, boating accessories and shoreside activities such as destinations, attractions and food and beverage. Produced by the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) the show is open to the public February 8-11, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center, and will feature over 100 exhibitors, 400 boats and watercraft, as well as educational seminars and demonstration areas. www.hartfordboatshow.com

Holiday Pop Up Shop at Westport Historical Society

For one day only, the Remarkable Gift Shop at the Westport Historical Society will host a special holiday pop-up boutique featuring unique artisan-crafted items. On Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 am – 5 pm, enjoy holiday refreshments and pick up great gifts for everyone, wrapped to go!

In addition to the gift shop’s expanded holiday selection, three featured artists will be on hand:

KEEP Collective is a line of personalized jewelry and accessories designed by you. With over 400 different pieces to mix and match, create your very own bracelets, necklaces, and key fobs. So many unique and stylish designs to create!

Westport designer Amy Pines loves breathing new life into vintage pieces. Whether working with vintage china, porcelain, and vinyl, or the wonderful old typography on greeting cards, ephemera and tins, her work always includes a wink and a smile.

Maria Theresa Tura creates one-of-a-kind quilling cards of delicate paper coils, inspired by a lifetime traveling the world to get up close to nature and translating the beauty of flowers into art. “Every flower with its distinct color is a soul blossoming in Nature.”

Have some hot cider and cookies while you shop and don’t forget to pick up your Holiday House Tour Tickets!

Colin Quinn:One in Every Crowd

From MTV’s Remote Control to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd,” Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with “Irish Wake” and “Colin Quinn Long Story Short” and off-Broadway with “Colin Quinn Unconstitutional” and “Colin Quinn The New York Story”. Colin can be seen in the recurring role of ‘Hermie’ on HBO’s “Girls”, opposite Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” and later this year in “Sandy Wexler” with Adam Sandler. Colin Quinn The New York Story (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) and Colin Quinn Unconstitutional are now streaming on Netflix and his web series “Cop Show” can be seen on lstudio.com. His first and last book “The Coloring Book” is now out from Grand Central Publishing.

Holiday Pop Up at The Block at Waypointe

During the pop up market and with a purchase of a $25 ticket, attend a special holiday-themed art class inside Pinot’s Palette. Painters will enjoy light bites and signature cocktails from The Block at Waypointe during their guided course.
Please bring your printed ticket for the paint class inside Pinot’s Palette located at The Block at Waypointe | 515 West Ave. Norwalk, CT
For more information on the shops and restaurants at The Block at Waypointe and to stay updated on news, events and happenings, please visit www.theblockatwaypointe.com.

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival

November 30 – December 3, 2017
All events held at the historic Burr Homestead,

739 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT

Friday, 10am — 7pm

Saturday, 10am — 5pm
Sunday, 10am — 4pm

General Admission: $10 adults / $5 children and seniors

Each year volunteers transform the historic Burr Homestead in Fairfield into a spectacular celebration of Christmas. Visitors can enjoy a cup hot cider as they meander through the newly renovated mansion and view the rooms designed by local interior decorators and artists. Exquisite trees, wreaths, and decorative items throughout are for sale, as well as custom made, one-of-a-kind live wreaths. The Holiday Boutique is an annual favorite, offering festive gifts and ornaments. Bring the kids to visit Santa! They can have their photo taken while they read him their list. All the proceeds go to our 2017 beneficiary, Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Our 2017 Special Events
More details on our events page click hereHoliday Preview Gala
Thursday Nov. 30 from 6:30pm – 10pm
Ticket: $150

We are proud to announce our 2017 Opening Gala Special Guest will be the incomparable Michel Nischan!

Kick off your Holiday Season in style!  Join us for light fare, cocktails, and music under the tent. Enjoy a glass of champagne for a chance to win a beautiful piece of jewelry, graciously donated by Henry C, Reid & Sons Jewelers.

Holiday Hip Hop Annual Family Night
Friday Dec. 1 from 5- 7pm
$20/adult, $10/child (kids 2 and under are free)

Fun for the whole family! Come for dinner and watch Fairfield’s own Double-Up Dance Studio perform their cool hip hop. They’ll even teach YOU a routine! Centerpieces for sale. “Take-a-Chance” to win a snowboard. (Special guest appearance by Santa!) Then, grab a cup of cocoa on your way to the Tree Lighting ceremony.

Nutcracker “Sweet ” Tea
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2–4 pm
$40/person (kids 2 and under are free)

Enjoy light fare, tea and sweets while taking in a vignette from the magical “Nutcracker Suite.” Children will get to meet dancers from the New England Ballet Company and have their pictures taken. “Take-a-Chance” to win a lovely piece of jewelry or gift basket. A festive way to begin the holiday season with family and friends!

Rooms with a View 2017

WHAT: Now in its 23rd year, ROOMS with A VIEW (RWAV) is the premier design event in Fairfield County created by the Dean Of American Design, Mr. Albert Hadley. Each year, 12 designers are invited to create 6’ x 8′ vignettes. These mini-rooms (8-foot ceilings and three walls) are staged in the library and great hall of the historic, stone, Gothic Revival style Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT.  RWAV is unique in that it is not a showcase in the traditional sense.  It is a sound bite version of a designer show house.  The designers are challenged to get an idea across in a small amount of space.     

WHEN: The show opens to the public on Friday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m.  Some of the highlights of the weekend include the Gala Party Friday evening, featuring cocktails and fabulous hors d’oeuvres by the top restaurants of Fairfield County, with an entertaining live and silent auction, as well as a fabulous topiary workshop from Westport’s own, Gilbertie’s Nursery.  Saturday, November 11th, the doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and features two special events.  Our popular Luncheon by Festivities has a new element this year, “”Broadway Showtunes” luncheon and the evening will feature an exceptional Champagne Tour of the Vignettes and Gourmet Dinner by Paci Restaurant.  On Sunday, November 12th at 2 p.m., a Gingerbread House Workshop will be held in the main tent along with an extra-special Bloody Mary Bar that will open from noon – 4.

ROOMS with a VIEW is open to the public on Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..  In addition to our wonderful designers, we have The Shops at ROOMS with a VIEW, with more than 30 vendors from around the country who are selling their crafts, antiques and decorative accessories.  A Marketplace Café, as well as other exciting events, are planned to fill out the weekend. This year we will be offering the ability to buy all your tickets online!

The Gala Party

Friday, November 10th  from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets $150 – $500 per person

Gilbertie’s Herb Nursery Topiary Tree Workshop

Friday, November 10th from 11-1pm. $60 pre-register includes show admission that day.

Broadway Show Tunes and Luncheon by Festivities

Saturday, November 11th at 1 p.m. $75 pre-register includes show admission that day

Champagne Tour of Vignettes and Dinner by Paci

Saturday, November 11th  from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.    

Tickets $500 per person includes show admission any day

The Gingerbread House Workshop

Sunday, November 12th 2-4 p.m.

Advance Tickets $60 per house includes show admission for one adult and one child

General Show Hours

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th -11th , from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 12th  from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

Tickets are $25 per person

WHY: Over the last 23 years, ROOMS with a VIEW has raised more than $1,500,000.00  Proceeds support the work of the church and its many local and international missions, including Adam J. Lewis Preschool, Alpha Community Services, Bridgeport Council of Churches, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Burroughs Community Center, Center for Women and Families, Eagle Hill School Scholarship Fund, Emerge, Inc., FSW, Grasmere by the Sea, Homes For The Brave, Horizons, Janus House, The Kennedy Center, Operation Hope, The Pilot House, Prospect House, Simply Smiles, St. George’s Soup Kitchen, and Visiting Nurses of Connecticut.

For more information, please call 203-255-4538

Southport Congregational Church

524 Pequot Avenue

Southport, CT  06890

(in the heart of historic Southport Village)

One Day Tax-Free Affordable Craft Sale at Flinn Gallery

One Day Tax-Free Affordable Craft Sale at Flinn Gallery
Saturday, November 18, 10am – 4 pm.

All purchases made this day will be tax-free.

Come shop at this exciting one-day sale of affordable and unique jewelry, ceramics, felt vases and scarves by carefully chosen artisans.
Do your holiday shopping early…for friends and family; and find something hand-made for yourself!

Robin and Kevin McLaughlin of Stonecrop Beadworks – original off-loom bead woven jewelry using semi-precious stones and Japanese seed beads.

Sarah Healy of Sarah Healy Design – art based jewelry brand that is heavily influenced by it’s surroundings…New York City, incorporating graphic designs.

Laura Berkowitz Gilbert of Tocco Studio – an innovative line of hand-knit felted vessels – a fresh take on decorative objects for the home. Perfect for your holiday arrangements.

Kiara Matos of Ceramics by Kiara Matos – functional porcelain and stoneware vessels in vibrant glazes and neutrals matte glazes.

Giuliana Michelotti of GM Collections – jewels are inspired by the tribal and ethnic traditions of Asia and Africa; the designs are bold, modern and sculptural.

Keelin Brett of Coralized – jewelry made of hundreds of tiny glass beads and gemstones that are sewn together to create the look of branch coral.

We are pleased to have two artists from our current exhibit, “Of Art and Craft” participating in this event.

Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong – functional ceramic vases.

Ellen Schiffman – one of a kind hand-made felt and silk scarves.

The Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, 2nd Floor, Greenwich. 203-622-7947  http://flinngallery.com/of-art-and-craft/

The Paper Alley Trunk Show at The Adam Broderick Salon & Spa


The Adam Broderick Salon & Spa has partnered with The Paper Alley, a modern, personalized gift and home accessories company, to host a trunk show at the Ridgefield location.  Just in time for holiday shopping, clients can shop The Paper Alley’s chic offerings including serving pieces and trays, candles, coasters, stationery, note pads and their coveted line of acrylic home accessories.


For Paper Alley Fans to redeem at the Adam Broderick Salon…

First time clients can receive $25 off a salon or spa service in value of $50 or more off a treatment they have never experienced before with the code SPPaperAlley.

This offer expires 12/31/17 and cannot be combined with any other offer



The Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, with locations in Ridgefield and Southbury, Connecticut combines the best of urban chic with the convenience of a suburban lifestyle.  Adam’s team of top colorists, stylists, estheticians and nail and spa therapists, along with the management team work together to create a premier experience for every client, consistently exceeding expectations.  Follow great hair and beauty looks through instagram at @adambrodericksalon and their website, adambroderick.com


The Paper Alley is an online destination offering modern, personalized gifts and home accessories.  Co-owners Ali Cammeyer and Ali Dorfman, two former New York City moms who moved to Connecticut and became best friends, have curated an exquisite collection of personalized gifts and décor for discerning clientele.  Ali and Ali often found themselves searching for the perfect gift, but continuously coming up empty-handed.  Their quest for a one-stop shop ultimately resulted in the birth of The Paper Alley.


This dynamic duo sources products exclusively from the USA and also manufactures their own line of acrylic home accessories, including glitter trays and mirrored boxes, all of which can be customized.  They are always on the lookout for new and unique products to add to their growing business.  Offering much more than paper products, the “Ali”’s are setting trends for gifts, home accessories and everything in between.  Obsess over their latest and greatest on instagram @thepaperalley and at their website www.thepaperalley.com



Thursday, November 2nd, 2012 (Noon – 5 pm)

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 (10 am – 4 pm)



The Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

89 Danbury Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877


Open Showroom Soirée Oct. 14 at Get Back Inc.
in The Old Pin Shop, Oakville, Conn.

Our first Open Showroom this past summer was met with such enthusiasm we’re opening our doors again this fall as the foliage reaches its peak in northwestern Connecticut. Join us for an evening of wine, craft beer, light fare, as well as design insight and inspiration from founder Tim Byrne acting as a docent sharing his 5,000 square foot showroom of vintage-industrial treasures.


Excited to start holiday shopping but don’t know where to begin? Come to the Westport Young Woman’s League’s 42nd annual CraftWestport at Staples High School, November 4th and 5th, for the opportunity to find unique, handmade, uncommon gifts for everyone on your list. CraftWestport brings more than 175 fine contemporary craftspeople and artists from across the country to exhibit at Connecticut’s largest indoor fine crafts festival. Net proceeds from admission are distributed to local charities by the WYWL. Hours are Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. Admission is $10, seniors $9, kids 12-18 are $5 and children under 12 free. www.craftwestport.com

A Haunting at Mill Hill

As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play… Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard! Hear chilling tales based on real events from Norwalk’s hidden past at the Norwalk Historical Society’s 7th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”. Saturday, October 14 & Saturday, October 21, 2017 with tours at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Friday, October 20, 2017 with tours at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Each tour is approximately one hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 one-room schoolhouse as well as the new Historic Haunted Maze! Not recommended for children under 8 years old. Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. Follow signs to parking across the street.

Among the crooked gravestones of Mill Hill, ghostly entities are waiting to share their true stories of death, murder, insanity and destruction. A gruesome murder victim from Rowayton and a mutilated WWI flying ace are some of the ghosts you will encounter along the way. At the end of the tour, enter the new Historic Haunted Maze…if you dare! Created by local haunted house and special effects experts, Greg Kling and George Holomakoff, bone-chilling surprises await in this new addition to an already frightening event! Bring a flashlight and a friend!

Ticket sales at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Early bird tickets available through October 13 – Adults/Teen: $15.00 & Child (8-12): $10.00. Tickets purchased after October 13 or at the door (if available) – Adults/Teens: $18.00 & Child (8-12): $12.00. The net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society’s education programs and cultural exhibits. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Generously sponsored by: Head of Harbor South, Collins Funeral Home, Fairfield County Bank, Aegis Technology Partners, RTM Lines, Seperack & Company, Two Men and a Truck, Costco, Crystal Theatre, Dunkin Donuts, Stew Leonard’s, Stop and Shop, Trader Joe’s Westport, Tuliptree Site Design and Whole Foods Market.

For more information visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

Woodside Bash

Ride the mechanical bull, stroll down our haunted trail, sample craft maple whiskeys from Vermont or huddle around the fire while enjoying a farm-to-table harvest feast, open bar and live music. Tickets: $100 in advance, $125 at door.
For Addition Information: Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400

Fairfield Harvest Market

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Fall Harvest Market, on Sunday, October 15th from 10am-4pm, at the historic Old Town Hall Green, corner of Old Post Road and Beach Road.

The Green will be magically transformed into an outdoor, open-air shopping Market, full of vendors providing a huge array of different products, clothing, food and household items, to meet the interests of every shopper. Also included this year, will be some vendors from the ever-popular, Fairfield Farmer’s Market.

In addition, the Chamber will hold a dog costume parade at 11:00am, to march down the sidewalks of Old Post Road … and winners will receive prizes (gift cards from the Natural Pet Outlet). We’ll have pet products and DJ Scott will be providing music. The Chamber anticipates crowds of attendees, as residents from Fairfield and the surrounding towns look forward to attending each year.

The Chamber wants to provide a special experience, so shoppers can find high-quality items, including: specialty-themed food items, rustic furniture, plus a wide variety of retailers selling jewelry, beauty products, clothing, household items, and pet items, all ready to purchase on the spot. And based on feedback, shoppers also like to get a big jump on gift items for the holidays.

To add to the attraction, there will also be well-known food trucks, offering the best variety of local foods for everyone to enjoy.

Find a listing of participating vendors and food trucks on our Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/HarvestMarket17

For those interested vendors and exhibitors, who would like to participate and be part of this annual, and much anticipated, shopping event, they should contact the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Office or email Krista: Krista@fairfieldctchamber.com.

This event guarantees a full day, of exciting shopping and delicious eating for everyone who attends!

Event: Fall Harvest Market
Date: Sunday, October 15th (Rain or Shine)
Time: 10-4pm
Address: Old Post Road and Beach Road, Fairfield, CT
Free and open to the public
For more information, please visit:
www.FairfieldCT Chamber.com (or call the Chamber office: 203-255-1011)

Murder Amongst The Mateys

Pirates, saucy sea maidens and scallywags await at “Murder Amongst The Mateys,” a murder mystery cocktail party to benefit the Housatonic Museum of Art.

Guests will enjoy pirates, music, and plenty of rum, as well as a chance to purchase keys to treasure chests filled with plunder. One guest will end up in Davy Jones’ Locker, leaving the remaining partygoers to solve the mystery and decide who will walk the plank.

“Murder Amongst The Mateys” celebrates the legends of Captain Kidd having buried treasure in our area, and is connected to our current exhibit, “Scrolls” by Joe Zucker,” said Robbin Zella, the museum’s executive director. “This will be the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds supporting museum programming and the collection; we encourage everyone to come out and join in the fun.”

Held on Friday, September 29th from 7:30pm – 10pm at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill at Bass Pro Shop, tickets are on sale now and cost $50 per person. This event is expected to sell-out, with more than 150 revelers attending. For tickets, visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org or call (203) 332-5052. Ages 21 and older only.

Breast Cancer Alliance Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show

Founded in 1996 by breast cancer survivors and their friends, Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) is a regional foundation making a remarkable national impact. It is one of the largest private, non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the United States. Since its inception, the organization has awarded more than $22 million in grants, supporting its mission to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. Breast Cancer Alliance invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for the underserved. Over its more than two-decade history, BCA has funded cutting-edge research and one-year postgraduate breast surgery fellowships at more than 25 of the nation’s leading research institutions.

WHAT: Cocktails, lunch, silent and live auctions and the Oscar de la Renta collection preview fashion show, preceded by the annual Celebration of Survivorship of selected fashions from Richards modeled by women living with or who have triumphed over breast cancer.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. Silent Auction and Reception
12:00 p.m. Luncheon with Guest Speaker, Amy Robach
1:15 p.m. Celebration of Survivorship and Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 E Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich

WHO: Co-Chairs: Hillary Corbin, Jordan Rhodes, Gretchen Bylow

Featured Guest Speaker: Amy Robach – News anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America

Benefit Committee: Over 900 guests expected (list in formation)

SPONSOR: Richards of Greenwich

TICKETS: $600 – $2,000
TABLES: $5,000 – $100,000
SPONSORSHIPS: $500 – $50,000

To purchase tickets or tables online or to make a donation: http://501auctions.com/bcabenefit

For information about luncheon tickets or to reserve raffle tickets and parking updates: info@breastcanceralliance.org or call 203-861-0014

For media inquiries: Christine Biddle Christine@ChristineMBiddle.com 914-763-3843

Seas the Day Boat Show

New Touch-a-Boat Event and Free Boat Rides Offer Fun for Kids

Chart-a-Career Fair Boosts Job Opportunities and Invites the Next Generation to Take the Helm


WHAT: The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show®, the Northeast’s premier in-water boating event, docks at Norwalk Cove Marina September 21-24, 2017, offering water lovers an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat. Thousands of boating novices and lifelong enthusiasts can check out the newest introductions and best deals of the season with exclusive show specials and competitive bargains on hundreds of boats, plus thousands of the latest marine accessories.


From luxury yachts and center console sportfishers to affordable family cruisers, the Norwalk Boat Show is the ultimate destination to shop and compare 300 boats side by side in a beautiful waterfront setting. In addition to boats and accessories, attendees can enjoy the last days of summer on Long Island Sound with kayaking at Try it Cove, boating lessons with seasoned captains and fun for the whole family at the new Touch-a-Boat event for kids, plus free boat rides, live music and much more.



  • NEW! The Touch-a-Boat event offers kids of all ages to have the opportunity to talk with to captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas. Little skippers have the opportunity to:

o   Climb aboard a real Police and Fire boat.

o   Tour a Sea Tow rescue boat.

o   Explore a working Oyster Boat.

o   Hop aboard a variety of recreational boats from pontoons to cruisers!

o   Wear a life jacket, courtesy of Sea Tow Foundation. Loaner life jackets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the head of the docks.

o   Build a toy boat, take a free boat ride & much more!

  • NEW! Chart-a-Career Fair invites the next generation to explore a career in the boating industry with access to experts across Marine Engineering, Vessel Operations, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Management and more. As marine businesses continue to see growth across all areas, the recreational boating industry supports 650,000 marine industry jobs and nearly 35,000 small businesses throughout the country, with a significant number of each thriving in the tri-state area.
  • Boat hop and shop magnificent motor yachts, tricked out runabouts, serious center consoles and watersports boats galore with nearly 300 different vessels to inspire unforgettable weekends on the water. With a full selection of boats for every budget and lifestyle, including boats that can be financed for less than $250 a month, there is no better place to shop and compare boats side by side.
  • Upgrade tech and water toys with a tents full of the latest marine electronics, accessories and gear. Shop thousands of the latest and greatest GPS and radar systems, fishing equipment, design finishes, all-weather apparel, water sports gear and more from top outfitters and brands.
  • Boat Confident with boating lessons from the Annapolis School of Seamanship for all experience levels, and head to Fred’s Shed for educational DIY seminars on maintaining, repairing and upgrading your boat.
  • Catch Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure, an awe-inspiring show that delights kids of all ages as they get up close and personal with exotic rescue animals including owl monkeys, wallabies, Amazon parrots and more!
  • Plus enjoy Free Boat Rides, Live Music in the Water Club Lounge and nautical fun for the whole family.


WHEN:                    Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm daily


WHERE:                  Norwalk Cove Marina, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT


TICKETS:                 Tickets are $15 for adults; children 15 and under get in FREE when accompanied by a paid adult. Save $2 per ticket when you purchase online by September 20 at boatshownorwalk.com


INFO:  For more information, visit BoatShowNorwalk.com. Plus follow the latest and join in the excitement of the Show on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.#NorwalkBoatShow

Fairfield Harvest Market

Fairfield Harvest Market is Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 10am-4pm at Fairfield’s Town Hall Green, 611 Old Post Road (Corner of Beach Road), Fairfield, CT.  Rain or Shine.

Shopping vendors and food trucks will be announced. Visit the Fairfield Harvest Market Facebook event page to keep up to date.


Fairfield’s Town Hall Green
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, Ct 06824
on the corner of Beach Road
Date/Time Information:
October 15, 2017   10AM-4PM
Contact Information:
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 203.255.1011
FREE Admission for the Public

Vendors:  $150 booth space (10’x10′)
$175 premier booth space (10’x10′)
Chamber Members receive $25 discount
 Double booth space available
$150 Food Trucks & Tents
 $25 Returning Vendor Discount available to vendors who participate in the Summer Market on June 11, 2017 too.

Interested Vendors can contact Krista@FairfieldCTChamber.com or 203.255.1011

Connecticut Harvest Jam

Harvest Jam – Saturday, October 14th from 1pm – 7pm at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury, offers festive fall fun for country music fans, beer lovers, and families from Connecticut and New York!
Harvest Jam delivers a unique and robust experience filled with live music featuring national recording artist James Otto, also featuring AJ Jansen, Danbury’s own Whitewood and Mike Collin’s Band. There will also be delicious local food and plenty of October brews and ciders all available for purchase.

Tickets are just $15 in advance and $20 at the door.


Connecticut On Tap

Saturday, September 23rd from 3pm – 6pm at the Ives Concert Park –
43 Lake Avenue Extension – Danbury, CT 06811

Advance General Admission tickets $35 and Advanced VIP tickets $55. Prices will increase by $10 at the door.


CT on Tap is back for its 4th year on Saturday, September 23rd at Ives Concert Park from 3pm – 6pm (VIP at 2pm). This 3-hour premium event will showcase 100+ releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive an unlimited sampling of beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food, and great vendors. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Live music and craft beer go together like hops and barley, which is why we’re excited to welcome The Tone Shifters to the festival. Rock out with these local favorites while sipping brews from across the nation.

Delicious Food
Nothing goes down smoother with craft beer than great food! We’re busy curating some of the area’s favorite local food options to keep your munchies satisfied. Check back closer to the event date for a list of food that will be served at the event.

Fun Games
As if drinking weren’t fun enough all on its own, we’ve got some awesome activities to test your skills while you sip the day away. Find a friend and partake in a bit of friendly competition over a game of Kan Jam, Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, Crown Hole (a cross between corn hole quarters) or Beer Pong! Don’t say we didn’t warn ya’, but luckily for those who lose, the drinks are already paid for.

Tickets (Advance tickets bought by Sept. 17th) $35
Tickets (Advance tickets bought by Sept. 22nd) $40
Tickets (At the door) $45
Tickets (VIP tickets bought by Sept. 17th) $55

“Visual Narratives” – 4th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition – Award Ceremony and Reception

Stamford, CT, July 28, 2017 – The Loft Artists Association announces its fourth annual Tri-state juried exhibition of work by artists from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, to be held from August 26th to September 24th in their galleries at 575 Pacific Street in Stamford. $1,000 in cash prizes will be presented at an Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception on September 8th from 6 to 8 pm.
Juror Katerina Lanfranco created the show concept for “Visual Narratives.” She states, “All artists create visual languages to convey narratives and concepts that are important to them. These languages establish a formal construct, which can be representational or abstract. As such they create a unique way of communicating ideas. Historically, artists have used their personal lexicon to express religious, political, historical or spiritual ideas. Some famous artists who have created their own discourse around visual narratives include Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, David Salle, Kiki Smith, and Louise Bourgeois. Other artists who use an abstract approach to creating their dialogue include Eva Hesse, Barnett Newman, Joseph Albert, and Lee Bontecou. Contemporary artists can reference the real world directly or they can create a singular language devised, codified, presented, performed, and understood only by the artists themselves and their followers. The show ‘Visual Narratives’ explores these imagined and created world views, lexicons, and visual languages, which are at the heart of this exhibition.”
Katerina Lanfranco is the Chief Curator at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Founder of Rhombus Space, an exhibition venue established in 2013. She is also a Brooklyn-based artist who creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media installations. Through her studio practice, she explores the intersection between nature, science, and fantasy in her art. Her work is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin, and the Corning Museum of Glass. She teaches studio art at museums and institutions of higher learning throughout New York City. She has been awarded several artist residencies including a six-month Creative Artist Fellowship in Kyoto, Japan through the Japan/US Friendship Commission.

Now in its 39th year, the Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization of professional working artists dedicated to building connections within the visual arts community and offering many artistic and educational opportunities to the public, free of charge. As an established cultural institution, their grassroots events attract thousands of visitors throughout the tri-state area and have been recognized by funding agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, corporate and private sponsors, the City of Stamford and by visitors who return year after year. ###

MTC’s Hot Summer Nights Presents An Evening with James Mapes: Master of the Imagination

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County’s professional award-winning theatre company, presents the final installment of MTC’s Hot Summer Nights series, An Evening with James Mapes: Master of the Imagination. This will be the fourth and final performance of the Hot Summer Nights series. James Mapes is The Imaginologist and his show, “Master of the Imagination™”, is a dazzling combination of suggestion, non-verbal communication, misdirection, intuition, psychology, storytelling and just a little dash of magic. It is an exhilarating, life-enhancing, mind-blowing, mystifying, fun and captivating exploration into the realm of the impossible. The event will run August 19th at 8pm.

Craft Westport

Excited to start holiday shopping but don’t know where to begin? Come to the 42nd annual Westport Young Woman’s League’s CraftWestport, November 4 and 5, 2017, for the opportunity to find unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. CraftWestport brings more than 175 fine contemporary craftspeople and artists from across the country to exhibit at Connecticut’s largest indoor fine crafts festival. Net proceeds from admission fees will be distributed to local charitable agencies in lower Fairfield County by the Westport Young Woman’s League, a non-profit organization dedicated to building community.


Visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest work as well as help to raise money for local charities. There will be something for everyone at CraftWestport, from the collector and art enthusiast to the discerning shopper and the imaginative holiday gift giver. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry; fashion and accessories; furniture, and home décor pieces; as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media.


Returning for its fifth year at CraftWestport is a pop-up marketplace of local artists. Hand-selected by the Westport Young Woman’s League, these artists will provide a unique view of the local talent and will include fun, budget-friendly items great for the holiday season.


Tasty local treats will also be available at the show by Griswald based Keifers Kettle Korn; edible raw cookie dough bites from Weston based Whipped Up/Unbakeables; and jams and jellies from Woodbury based Winding Drive. Baked goods will also be available for purchase by the Westport Young Woman’s League with proceeds benefiting charitable agencies in lower Fairfield County.


CraftWestport, November 4 and 5, 2017, will be held at the Fieldhouse at Staples High School on North Avenue in Westport, Connecticut. Show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10; seniors (62 and better) $9; children 12-18 are $5; children under 12 are free. Admission is good for all weekend. Look for shuttle buses from the parking lot to the admission gate. For more information call 845-331-7900 or visit www.craftwestport.com.


CraftWestport is presented by the Westport Young Woman’s League, a non-profit organization dedicated to building community while providing its members an opportunity for camaraderie and personal growth through its many educational and special interest activities. Membership is open to women ages 21 and over.  For more information on the League or to join, visit www.wywl.com

Connecticut Ballet’s Summer Dance Caravan

A mixed bill celebrating Connecticut Ballet’s 35th anniversary:

Sunday, July 30, 2017  | GATES: 5:00 PM   | CLASS: 6:00 PM |  SHOW: 7:00 PM

Join us prior to the show at 6:00pm for a ballroom class on the Ives stage. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

The show will include Michel Fokine’s historic one-act ballet, LES SYLPHIDES, which premiered in Paris in 1909 and featured Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky dancing the leads. Frequently cited as the first ballet to be simply about mood and dance, the Connecticut Ballet premiere took place at The Palace in Stamford in 1986.

Lila York’s contemporary ballet, STRAYS, set to Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, was premiered by the company in 1990. It was Ms. York’s first commission by a ballet company. She has since become one of the foremost female choreographers of her generation, creating works for Boston Ballet, Royal Winnipeg, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and Scottish Ballet. In March 2017, the Paul Taylor Dance Company (her home company) will premiere her latest work at Lincoln Center.

The final work stems from Connecticut Ballet’s 2008 ‘Tribute to Broadway’ program. Entitled STEAM HEAT: THE BEST OF BOB FOSSE, this entertaining medley of classic Bob Fosse dances is a tribute to the creator of such hits as ‘Sweet Charity,’ ‘Pippin’,’ ‘Dancing on Broadway,’ and ‘Chicago.’ Staged by Broadway veteran Ricci Adan, this is certain to be a rousing finale for the 35th anniversary gala program.

Buy tickets now: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1502971?utm_medium=bks

General Admission: $10

Children under 12: $5

Children under 2: Free

Wine Down at The Block

Grab your girlfriends and join us for an exclusive evening at The Block at Waypointe!
The Block at Waypointe invites you to “Wine Down at the Block” next Thursday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m. Enjoy live music, light bites, signature cocktails and special in-store promotions from the local merchants for an exclusive immersion of all that The Block has to offer.
With a purchase of the $25 ticket, you will receive the following food and beverages from The Block at Waypointe’s featured restaurants:
Sedona Taphouse | Appetizer of choice + glass of wine, mixed drink, or martini
Colony Grill | Choice of a cold brew + hot oil pie bites
Barcelona | One glass of sangria + one tapa from a special chef’s selection
Also, Wine Down at The Block ticket holders will enjoy the exclusive in-store promotions / discount specials at the following merchants:
Endurance House | Free bike clinic + natural oil samples + muscle ache therapy
Pinot’s Palette | Open studio with a special $15 paint + prosecco class
Salons by JC | Wine + cheese mixer + express mani’s & blow out specials, plus the first (15) guests receive an exclusive gift
Please bring your printed ticket to the registration table located in The Waypointe’s Central Piazza | 515 West Ave. Norwalk, CT
For more information on the shops and restaurants at The Block at Waypointe and to stay updated on news, events and happenings, please visit www.theblockatwaypointe.com

6th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2017 presented by W ABC-TV

The 6th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2017 presented by WABC-TV will return to Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Road, in Stamford Saturday, October 21,10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The premier health, wellness and sports expo in Connecticut will feature health education provided by Stamford Health, fun activities for children, plus the latest information, products, services and demos from over 100 exhibitors and more. Highlights include the Shark Tank Health Zone showcasing “As Seen on Shark Tank” wellness entrepreneurs, such as Billy Blanks Jr. of Dance It Out who will conduct his popular dance fitness class, flu shots provided by CVS Health, the Healthy Restaurant Sampling Zone, The Loft Healthy Seminars led by participating restaurant representatives and Discover Scuba classes by Capt. Saam’s Scuba School Sunday afternoon at the Chelsea Piers CT pool. Bring nonperishable food for The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. $5 raffle tickets and a silent auction also benefit The Food Bank. Raffle prize winners announced every hour throughout the weekend.

Sponsored by Stamford Health, WABC-TV, Grade A ShopRite, CVS Health, EBMAS CT Martial Arts, Mountainside, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, Healthcare News, News 12 Connecticut, Stamford Magazine/Moffly Media, Star 99.9, 95.9 Fox, The Advocate/Hearst Media Services, Natural Awakenings, Natural Nutmeg, Jen Danzi, Macaroni Kid and Fairfield Parent. Produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment, a Greenwich, CT-based event marketing company. For more information, visit www.hws-expos.com and follow on Twitter @hws_expos, Instagram @hws_expos and Facebook.com/hws.expos

The 6th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2017 presented by WABC-TV

The 6th Annual Stamford Health, Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2017 presented by WABC-TV will return to Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Road, in Stamford Saturday, October 21,10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The premier health, wellness and sports expo in Connecticut will feature health education provided by Stamford Health, fun activities for children, plus the latest information, products, services and demos from over 100 exhibitors and more. Highlights include the Shark Tank Health Zone showcasing “As Seen on Shark Tank” wellness entrepreneurs, such as Billy Blanks Jr. of Dance It Out who will conduct his popular dance fitness class, flu shots provided by CVS Health, the Healthy Restaurant Sampling Zone, The Loft Healthy Seminars led by participating restaurant representatives and Discover Scuba classes by Capt. Saam’s Scuba School Sunday afternoon at the Chelsea Piers CT pool. Bring nonperishable food for The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. $5 raffle tickets and a silent auction also benefit The Food Bank. Raffle prize winners announced every hour throughout the weekend.

Sponsored by Stamford Health, WABC-TV, Grade A ShopRite, CVS Health, EBMAS CT Martial Arts, Mountainside, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, Healthcare News, News 12 Connecticut, Stamford Magazine/Moffly Media, Star 99.9, 95.9 Fox, The Advocate/Hearst Media Services, Natural Awakenings, Natural Nutmeg, Jen Danzi, Macaroni Kid and Fairfield Parent. Produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment, a Greenwich, CT-based event marketing company. For more information, visit www.hws-expos.com and follow on Twitter @hws_expos, Instagram @hws_expos and Facebook.com/hws.expos

“Are You Reading Me,” by Karen Vogel, is Next Exhibition at New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery

Social cohesion – the existence of, the unraveling of, and the stretching of which challenges communication – is richly reflected in Karen Vogel’s work. “Are You Reading Me” opens on Thursday, July 27 and runs through September 17, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Curtis Gallery; all are welcome to attend.
A painter, printmaker and landscape designer, Vogel uses typography, architecture, and organic forms in a linguistic manner, echoing outpourings of sound and narrative. Her influences are profound and varied: from the art of Modernist painter Stuart Davis, teeming with talk and music, to Richard Diebenkorn’s sublime landscapes and the bold, raw poetry of Howard Hodgkin. Vogel’s work prompts a tendency to “read” her prints and paintings; to decipher the forms as positive and negative spaces create a surface tension from layers of depth, connection, disorder.

“My work utilizes a personal language of visual ciphers, such as, print, typography, architectural and organic forms to explore monumental shifts in human communication and achievement,” states Vogel. “I begin with the structure of hand-cut stencils, and evolve through layers of multiple forms, textures, patterns, and processes.”

Opening Reception for Gallery @ Pearl presenting Elizabeth Marks

Pearl at Longshore is pleased to announce the opening of its second gallery installment featuring the paintings of Elizabeth Marks. The opening reception will take place July 11th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, and is open to the public. The Westport native is an artist, activist, designer and visual thinker. Raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York with abundant freedom and immersed in nature, Elizabeth developed a deep love of art and the intrinsic beauty of her environment. With the aim to transform the movement of nature, her canvases illustrate the quiet drift in the sky, the roll of the ocean and a softness seen in water and the horizon.


Elizabeth’s artwork is literally an extension of who she is –  She paints with her body, a unique technique in which Elizabeth pours paint over herself, then strategically lays on top of the canvas capturing the organic shapes of varying depth and texture. This process which captures the gentle contours of the body depicts the compositions we see in nature. The result is an abstract artwork evoking intrigue, serenity, beauty and strength. Her paintings engage the viewer both visually and tactically through the many layers of paint which serve to indicate movement and color abstraction. Each canvas is an individual exploration of texture, color and form. Elizabeth has been a community activist in Westport since 2004 and in addition to being a fulltime artist, she works for USA for UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency.


The Gallery @ Pearl is curated by Cathy Colgan who has spent the past decade organizing assorted cultural and art-related events in the Downtown Westport area.


Pearl at Longshore is a Westport, Connecticut restaurant focused on seasonally inspired, sophisticated American cuisine. Nestled on the scenic coastline at Westport’s historic Longshore Club Park, Pearl offers one of the most stunning views in the area and is a meeting place for the community to eat, drink, relax and enjoy all year round. Actively involved in the community, Pearl and its staff are dedicated to providing the best service and experience for their guests. Pearl is located at Longshore Club Park, 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT 06880.

Darien Sidewalk Sales & Family Fun Days

The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales & Family Fun Days on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 6th & 7th & 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The First County Bank is continuing as the Title Sponsor of this fun family outing. This popular sales event features merchants exhibiting along the Post Road and at the Goodwives and Noroton Heights Shopping Centers.

Many bargains, with discounts of up to 70%, are expected to be offered.  The special newspaper insert which is a guide to the three day event will be available at the Darien Chamber tent all three days. There will be a free drawing for prizes connected to purchases made for adults with prizes donated by our local retailers.

5th Annual Norwalk Arts Festival

Over 100 artists showing one-of-a-kind ceramics, wearable art and a wide variety of other fine arts and crafts will be featured at the 5th Annual Norwalk Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. Juried exhibitors, many new to the show, will share their unique talents and creativity in painting wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and more at this nationally recognized event. The Festival is held on the beautiful grounds of Matthews Park at 299 West Ave. in Norwalk, Connecticut. All works exhibited are available for purchase.

“The Art Festival has a reputation for excellence and the variety of styles and media attract patrons who love having this one on one art experience at Mathews Park,” says Sue Brown Gordon, the Festival organizer. “Visitors appreciate the opportunity to interact directly with the highly-skilled artists and craftspeople who come from all over the country.”

The 5th Annual Norwalk Art Festival includes fun, educational activities for children, international cuisine, and live music performances. Ed Wright performs his original guitar music on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Annalisa Ewald also performs both days. On Saturday, June 24, students of Becki Christensen’s will participate in a recital by the Suzuki Violin Method Open House from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Children’s Art Area. At 1:00 Mayor will open the Annual Art Festival with a creative experience. This year the Mayor will be the subject of a Poetic work at the Poets Corner.

A new highlight of the Festival will be the “Poet’s Corner” stage, featuring improv poetry writing and a special array of writers and performers on going each day. Patrons will hear Connecticut Poets read their most outstanding work on the stage. While visiting, enjoy a personalized poem written just for you at the “A Poem Tailored Just for You” Desk. Participate in a Group Recital of Poems Written by World Renown Artists led by Local Poets in the “Poetry Flash Mob” Coordinated by Jerry T. Johnson: Poet, Danbury CT. Featured Poets include: Laurel Peterson: Poet Laureate Norwalk, CT, Tarn Granucci: Poet Laureate Wallingford, CT, Mark Saba: Writer, Poet, Artist, Filmmaker, Richard Duffee: Writer, Poet, Stamford CT, Jerry T. Johnson: Poet, Danbury CT.

Artists will feature demonstrations and text to educate and share their process of creating art. All exhibitors are present to show their own work and enlightened then audience about their process. Hands-on craft activities for all ages are available at no additional charge in the Children’s Art Area, and the Newly remodeled galleries of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking will be open. The weekend features the Mini Print Show and Sale. CCP Galleries will be open during the weekend.

Admission to the Norwalk Art Festival is free. and includes all Festival activities. Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum will be offering a Mini tour for a special $5 admission which is open to the public during Festival hours. At the Art Festival entrance, visitors will be able to join the area Museums and Local Art Centers at a discount, and will receive free admission and many instant discounts at the Festival.

Visitors are asked to park in Mathews Park and will be directed in. Mathews Park is located just off exit 14 or 15 off I-95. The Park is a short ride from MetroNorth’s South Norwalk railroad station. Or enjoy a scenic walk along the River from downtown SoNo Parking Garages. For information, visit www.NorwalkArtFestival.org, or call (518) 852-6478.

Father’s Day Event with New Country Porsche of Greenwich

Join us for a Father’s Day event with Porsche of Greenwich and test drive their cars in our parking lot. Enjoy music, food, refreshments, gift with purchase, and more PLUS Enter to Win five raffle prizes from Porsche to participate in driving experience at Lime Rock Park on 10/24/17.


Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Offers an intimate portrait of Whelan, who was then battling a painful injury and facing the prospect of impending retirement. We watch her brave the surgery that she hopes will enable her comeback to NYCB and watch her begin to explore the world of Contemporary Dance, as she steps outside the traditional ballet world.

Post film Q & A with Wendy Whelan. $50 tickets include a reception of Capriccio Cafe after the film and Q & A. Benefit tickets support Dance for All at The Ballet School of Stamford.

“From A Student Perspective” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

“From A Student Perspective” presents selected art from about 20 students from NCC’s Studio Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture Department. The work is in a variety of media such as graphite, paint, collage, digital, photography, CADD and charcoal. Exhibiting students include Joelle Calderon of Danbury, Amaris Diaz and Gavin Kantzas of Norwalk, Nadia Jean-Felix and Eimer Adames of Stamford, and Genesis Garcia of Bridgeport.

The Norwalk Community College Art, Architecture and Design Department offers a variety of programs, certificates and classes in the areas of studio art, graphic and web design, architecture, interior design and construction technology.

The Maritime Garage Gallery, located at 11 North Water Street, is collaboration between the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission in an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Judd Apatow

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7pm
Barts Tree Service Comedy Series

JUDD APATOW is considered one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business.  He has been closely associated with many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows over the last decade and a half. Apatow’s latest project is the HBO series Crashing serving as co-executive producer. He is also the co-executive producer of HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Love. On the film side, Apatow recently produced The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano set for release on June 23rd by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate.
2016 marked Apatow’s documentary directorial debut with the ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, Doc & Darryl. He co-directed the upcoming HBO documentary, May It Last, which will premiere later this year.  Apatow’s film credits include hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, The Cable Guy, Anchorman and Anchorman 2 and numerous others.

Tickets: Orch $55 | Mezz $45 | Balc $35

Australia’s Thunder from Down Under

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8pm
Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series
Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

The PERFECT Girls’ Night Outback! Australia’s HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines,cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist! This isn’t the type of show you just sit and watch-Thunder is a fully interactive experience.

Gold Circle Seating $55 | Orchestra $45 | Mezzanine & Balcony $40