Endless Summer: Opening Party
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Endless Summer: Opening Party

endless summer

september 3 - october 27

A selection of some classic endless summer works by Cas Friese – an East Coast based fine art photographer. Her work is influenced by a culmination of extensive global experiences, her Californian roots and innate love for travel and natural beauties. Her keen eye, use of negative space and muted style lend well to her large-scale pieces. Works are sold in limited editions in a few sizes.

Cas is a California native, by way of London and New York, now residing in New Canaan, CT with her family.


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  Fruitfulness : Opening Reception
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Fruitfulness : Opening Reception

Organized by the Flint Institute of Arts of Michigan and the Nancy Hoffman Gallery of New York City, this collection of monumental photographs by the artist features elaborate compositions of garments constructed from unconventional, often organic, materials, with each piece taking up to 18 hours to create.

Nathalia Edenmont was born in Yalta in 1970, and moved to Sweden by the time she was 20, realizing that life in the Soviet Union was disintegrating and held no future for her. At 27, she was accepted to Forsberg Skola to study graphic design, where an artist mentor encouraged her to visualize her inner pictures and try to capture them with a camera. “I only look inside my head; what I see in my mind is what I create,” said Edenmont. “I do not sketch; the image is complete and sharp within me. I have absolute control over all aspects of what I do.”

Fearlessly re-awaking memories, Edenmont’s repository of images are from her dreams, her own past works, art history and contemporary culture, and the DNA code she uses to building her powerful lexicon of life and loss. Her passion translates into powerful images that attract us with their beauty, and snare us with their honesty. In each new series it is as if she is a chrysalis challenging herself to emerge with different wings; her visions of Madonnas, paradise, and succor exquisitely composed for her large format camera.

“We are very pleased to welcome Nathalia, who will be travelling from Sweden specifically for our opening,” said Jillian Casey, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. “This is a rare opportunity for the public to meet the artist and talk with her personally about the conception and creation of her beautifully arresting photographs.

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Growin' Up- Bruce At 70: Opening Reception
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Growin' Up- Bruce At 70: Opening Reception

On September 23rd, a musical legend turns 70 years old and to celebrate C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Avenue, in Greenwich, CT is exhibiting a never-before seen collection of Bruce Springsteen photographs, gold records, signed memorabilia and artwork featuring “The Boss.” The exhibit, entitled, “Growin’ Up – Bruce Springsteen at 70” opens on Thursday, September 19th and runs through Sunday, September 29th.

Some of the many highlights of “Growin’ Up – Bruce Springsteen at 70” include rare unpublished 1972 – 1975 photographs from Bruce’s earliest days performing in the Philadelphia area from the late photographer and Springsteen friend, Phil Ceccola. In addition, award winning photographer Debra Rothenberg, author of the book, “Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980 – 2012” will showcase her acclaimed photographs. No other professional photographer has been behind the camera at Springsteen concerts for as many years as Rothenberg. Other Springsteen photographers include works from René van Diemen, Jeff Ross, Rocco Coviello, Guy Aceto, David Denenberg and others.

All eras of Springsteen’s rise to superstardom will be highlighted in this exhibit from his early bearded days where in one photograph Bruce is shown wearing shoes that don’t match to his “All-American” look of Born in the USA, to today. “Growin’ Up – Bruce Springsteen at 70” features over a dozen photographers plus an incredibly archived personal collection from a 40+ year Springsteen collector with autographed items and rare memorabilia. Party like the Boss at C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT beginning Thursday, September 19th.

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Doug Allen in Concert
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Doug Allen in Concert

Doug Allen is a Nashville recording artist. He’s a singer/songwriter with a rich voice and tunes with strong hooks that are setting him apart on the country music scene. If you go to his website, you’ll hear two songs off his current CD in Major Motion Pictures… including a bar scene with Renee Zellweger in the Universal Pictures Film One True Thing. Doug is a seasoned live performer, having opened for acts like Gregg Allman, Edwin McCain, John Entwistle of The Who, Jewel, The Bacon Brothers and many more.

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 Living Wisely and Well on Planet Earth
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Living Wisely and Well on Planet Earth

A Sustainable Lifestyle Short films The Story of Stuff and The Story of Solutions, will be shown preceded by a clip of youth climate activist Greta Thunberg speaking at the recent Climate Summit. This evening will explore walking a lighter path on our planet, at home, and in our city, from reducing our waste-streams and use of plastic to saving energy and reducing our personal carbon footprints—every day! ? September 20 is also a special day for students in Norwalk and around the world as Greta Thunberg and committed young people have declared September 20th a day of Climate Crisis by asking students and adults to participate in a daytime Climate Strike around the world. ? We will end the evening with useful action lists, a brief Panel Discussion and a visit from a Special Guest.


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Yto Barrada: The Dye Garden Opening Reception
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Yto Barrada: The Dye Garden Opening Reception

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2019 Roy R. Neuberger Prize
Award Presentation & Reception
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 6:30–8:00pm
COST: Free and open to the public.

Members of the public are invited to join in celebrating the work of 2019 Roy R. Neuberger Prize recipient Yto Barrada.
Meet the artist and celebrate her work as she is presented with this year’s $25,000 honorarium during a brief award ceremony followed by a reception.

Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to preview her exhibition, Yto Barrada: The Dye Garden, before it officially opens to the public on September 25th.

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Norwalk Strong
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Norwalk Strong

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Norwalk is a city on the move! Sunday, September 22, Norwalk Now wants everyone to get moving. Check out Norwalk Strong, a celebration of fitness, health, and the active lifestyle found throughout our city. This day-long event is an opportunity for you to explore Norwalk businesses in the health/wellness fields and take advantage of services, products, venues, and activities that fuel your mind, body, and soul.

If you are interested in one or more of the promotions below, please make sure to contact the location ahead of time to reserve your spot!

WEST NORWALK

1:00 PM: Enjoy a FREE 30-minute Overdrive Class, a high-intensity interval training class combining grueling, all-out work efforts with brief recovery periods to provide a total body workout with maximum results.
Crunch Fitness Norwalk: 770 Connecticut Avenue, crunch.com/locations/norwalk
Reserve your spot: 203-939-1623

1:00 PM and 2:00 PM: Check out Orange Theory with a FREE 45-minute Introductory Class. Earn those "splat points" and have fun doing it! Between the inspirational coaches, mind-blowing science, and cutting-edge technology, it will be unlike any workout you've ever experienced before and one you can't live without. *please arrive 20 minutes prior to class
Orange Theory Fitness: 205 Main Street, norwalk.orangetheoryfitness.com
Reserve your spot: studiomanager0682@orangetheoryfitness.com or 203-883-6070

3:00 to 4:30 PM: Free family swim at Goldfish Swim School. Plus, sign your child up for a swim lesson and the $25 registration fee is waived.
Goldfish Swim School: 112 Main Street, www.goldfishswimschool.com
Reserve your spot: Call 203-857-9191 and mention Norwalk Strong

4:00 PM: Five new students get the chance to try a 90-minute Bikram Yoga class. This is the traditional 90-minute Bikram Yoga class with 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Bikram Yoga is known to be a healing yoga because it increases blood and oxygen flow throughout the body and releases toxins. If you are new to Bikram Yoga, this is the ideal class to begin your practice. You will need a mat, towels (bath and hand) and water.
YogaSol: 362 Main Avenue, yogasol.com/classes
Reserve your spot: 203-957-3120

CRANBURY

ALL DAY: It's that time of year! Visit AFC Urgent Care for your FREE FLU SHOT. Available September 22-28. Bring your insurance card. If insurance doesn't cover flu shots, it is still FREE!                                                                                                          AFC Urgent Care: 607 Main Avenue, ST# 13, 203.845.9100 afcurgentcarenorwalk.com, Walk-in

ALL DAY: Check out Fairfield County’s most popular Club for Group Fitness Classes at INTENSITY. Enjoy Group Fitness Classes for one full week!
INTENSITY: 508 Westport Avenue, intensity.club
Reserve your spot: 203-853-7727

ALL DAY: Sip on $5 medium wellness smoothies and small fresh juices from Robeks. Simply show us the NORWALK STRONG social media post on your cell phone. Bonus: Post your Robeks juice or smoothie on social media with #NorwalkStrong and #robeks_norwalk for the chance to win great prizes from Norwalk Now.
Robeks: 404 Westport Avenue, 203-642-4787

ALL DAY: Norwalk Sports & Spine is a multi-disciplined, state-of-the-art, physical medicine and rehabilitation facility with a focus on chiropractic care. Sunday, we will be doing a mobile raffle! You could win a FREE massage, acupuncture, or chiropractic session. To enter, TEXT 203-842-8502 on Sunday... "NOW-CHIRO" to enter for chiropractic, "NOW-ACU" to enter for acupuncture, and "NOW-MAS" for the massage raffle! We will be drawing and contacting winners the following Monday.
Norwalk Sports & Spine: 488 Main Avenue, norwalksportsandspine.com
Reserve your spot: 203-842-8502

9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 12:00 PM: The first 10 people to sign up can check out Bootcamp Classes that incorporate strength training, cardiovascular, and core training for FREE. Each class will be 45 minutes in length.
Positive Addiction Fitness: 346 Main Avenue, positiveaddictionpt.com
Reserve your spot: 914-409-6693

SONO

ALL DAY: Pamper yourself! Receive 50% off one Hydrodermabrasion Treatment (regularly $175) with Skin Care by Calie.
Salons by JC: 515 West Avenue, salonsbyjc.com/norwalk-waypointe
Reserve your spot: 203-810-9596

ALL DAY: Beauty and Wellness with Krissy is offering a $10 introductory price for a 15-minute session to activate your microcirculation, which regulates blood flow and tissue perfusion thereby affecting blood pressure and responses to inflammation.
Salons by JC: 515 West Avenue, salonsbyjc.com/norwalk-waypointe
Reserve your spot: 203-570-5980

ALL DAY: Slows down the aging process! Endless Beauty by Gabby offers Anti-Aging Facials for $90 each (regularly $130) to the first five people who book! Our Anti-Aging Facial is designed to combat wrinkles, brighten up dull skin, and leave you with a more youthful look. It exfoliates the skin to a deeper level, moisturizes dehydrated skin, and improves the texture and tone of your skin. Five more lucky people can book a Red Light Therapy Facial for $70 (regularly $100). The LED Light Therapy Facial promotes collagen regeneration and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Salons by JC: 515 West Avenue, salonsbyjc.com/norwalk-waypointe
Reserve your spot: 203-216-4585

10:00 AM: Join us for our Bicycles & Brunch series! First stop—Pedego, where you and your friends explore the waterfront roadways, picturesque winding routes north of the shoreline, and everything in between on a Pedego Electric Bike. You've certainly worked up an appetite, so your next stop is brunch (12:00 PM) at Evarito's Mexican Kitchen & Bar. $50 per person/gratuity not included.
Pedego: 50 Water Street, pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/norwalk
Reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/norwalk-now-bicycles-brunch-at-evaritos-mexican-kitchen-bar-tickets-67377695501

11:30 AM: Enjoy a free SYJ Foundations lass (1 hour) at Saraswati's Yoga Joint, where they offer up an experience that is both enlightening and physically empowering.
Saraswati's Yoga Joint: 1 North Water Street, syjyoga.com/
Book: 203-838-2725

12:00 PM: Enjoy a complimentary 45-minute functional strength workout in F45 Training’s brand new studio! Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start of class.
F45 Training South Norwalk: 515 West Avenue, f45training.com/southnorwalk/home
Reserve your spot: southnorwalk@f45training.com

12:00 to 2:00 PM: Enjoy free 15-minute sessions of Cupping and Soft Tissue work or Massage. Plus, try a 45-minute Fit n' Functional class at 12:00 PM or a 45-minute Sweed'est Tabata class at 1:00 PM
A Team Performance and Chiropractic: 1 North Water Street, atpplusct.com
Reserve your spot: 203-939-1465 or drew@atpplusct.com

1:00 to 4:00 PM: Discover all that Work It! Dance and Fitness offers during their STRONG open house. They will offer 15-minute "mini-classes" of the various workouts they offer. Special Norwalk Now discounts will also be offered for any visitors on that day. The schedule will be as follows:
• 1:15 PM: Mini Pole Dancing Fitness class
• 1:45 PM: Mini Sensual Movements Class
• 2:15 PM: Mini Tone and Tighten (Barre- inspired) class
• 2:45 PM: Mini Burlesque (Cabaret Jazz) class
• 3:15 PM: Mini Bellydancing class
• 3:45 PM: Mini Flexibility class
Work It! Dance and Fitness: 19 North Main Street, workitfit.com
Reserve your spot: 860-490-8334

2:00 PM: Take a ride on an electric bike! The first six people to meet Mike at his tent in the Pedego parking lot will receive a FREE a ride to show how the Pedego Electric Bike can be used in your everyday life. (i.e. cargo bike revolution and commuter madness, etc.)
Pedego SoNo: 50 Water Street, pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/norwalk
Reserve your spot: Find the tent at 2:00 PM

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EAST NORWALK

Jonesly Mixed Martial Arts Academy is Norwalk’s premier source of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jits,u and Mixed Martial Arts training in Fairfield County. Enjoy a FREE MMA Class during Norwalk Now Strong!
Jonesly Mixed Martial Arts Academy: 61 Main Street, joneslymma.com
Reserve your spot: 203-939-1170

ALL DAY: Visit Massage Green Spa September 22nd and mentions Norwalk Strong will receive a voucher for a free infrared sauna session (valid from 9/22/19-10/22/19). You can also score a free 10-minute chair massage from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Make sure to enter their raffle! They will be giving away a few prizes.
Massage Green Spa: 542 Westport Avenue, massagegreenspa.com/locations/spa/norwalk-ct
Reserve your spot: 203-803-4448

9:00 to 10:30 AM: From the moment your child begins to crawl, they’ll love exploring, running, and jumping. At Tumble Jungle, kids can do just that! Bring your one-to-two-year-old to a Baboons Class (9:00 to 9:45 AM) or three-or-four-year-old to a Tumbling Tigers Class (9:45 to 10:30 AM), where they can bounce around and have fun.
Tumble Jungle: 250 Westport Avenue, tumblejungle.com
Reserve your spot: 203-286-4608
Parents: Please fill out the following waiver before attending: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5b572705199d8/web/

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Massage and Fitness, LLC provides balance and wellness in a supportive environment. During Norwalk Now Strong, they will offer the following:
• 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Family Style Open Gym (children must be accompanied with an adult and waivers must be signed) for $40 per family
• 10:00 to 11 AM: Outside cardio class for $20 per person
• 12:00 to 2:00 PM: A 30-minute massages for $30 (Only 4 slots, sign up NOW!)
• 3:00 to 4:00 PM: Learn exercise techniques to see improvements for FREE!
Massage and Fitness, LLC: 83 East Avenue, Suite 313, ctmassageandfitnessllc.com
Reserve your spot: info@ctmassageandfitnessllc.com

9:00 AM to 4 PM: Velo-CT is a community with a passion for fitness, sports, and wellness, offering a swimming pool and fitness center. Visit them to check out:
• Pilates Group Reformer Class for $10 (Classes are 50 minutes long and start at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:00 PM)
Register: https://www.velo-ct.com/schedule-pilates and select one of the Norwalk Now STRONG classes.
• Pilates Group Mat Class for $10 (Class is 50 minutes long and starts at 11:00 AM)
Register: https://www.velo-ct.com/schedule-pilates and select Norwalk Now STRONG Mat class
• Lap Swim in the 50m Pool & Open Fitness in the Fitness Center for $5 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
No preregistration necessary. Simply show up and mention Norwalk Now STRONG to get the discount.
• Open Swim (Family-up to two adults and three children) in the Warm Water Pool for $10 (12:30 to 4:00 PM)
No preregistration necessary. Simply show up and mention Norwalk Now STRONG to get the discount.
Velo-CT: 8 Willard Road, velo-ct.com
Reserve your spot: Registration for all classes is necessary; please use the links above to reserve spot

12:00 to 2:00 PM: Enjoy these classes at Xtreme Pulse Fitness for FREE:
• 12:00 PM: XtremeBurnout (45 minutes)
• 1:00 PM: Yoga (45 minutes)
• 2:00 PM: Yoga/Burnout Fusion (60 minutes)
Visit website for class descriptions.
Xtreme Pulse Fitness: 16 Hendricks Avenue, xtremepulse.fit
Reserve your spot: xpf.rgomez@gmail.com; subject line: Norwalk Strong

10 AM – 2 PM: Complimentary 15 minutes massage sessions with Norwalk Integrated Medical Center’s experienced massage therapists.  Norwalk Integrated Medical Center is a multi-disciplinary clinic in Norwalk specializing in sports injuries and chronic pain.  Norwalk Integrated Medical Center (iMed Center): 147 East Avenue, imedcenters.com                                                                                                           Call to reserve your spot as the schedule fills up quickly.  203-845-0400


WALL STREET                                                                                                           9:30 AM: Yoga 203 is a community-based yoga studio designed with your wellbeing in mind. Our classes offer an inviting array of styles that welcome all levels. Enjoy a FREE Yoga class for new students at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. All day, meet and greet with our partnered wellness practitioners, Duma Chirocare and Roots Deep Medicine. New Student Offer-$39.00 for 30 days of yoga.
YOGA 203: 3 Wall Street, 2nd Floor, yoga203.com
Reserve your spot: 203-354-3552

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Enjoy a FREE Sport Mode Session at The Vital Stretch.  This one on one assisted stretching program includes our signature 30-minute Revitalize session with a super-charged recovery using HyperVolt vibration massage!
The Vital Stretch: 112 Main Street,  TheVitalStretch.com,  info@thevitalstretch.com
Reserve Your Spot: 203-847-4477

3:00 PM: Join us at PlayTri Norwalk for a 5K or 2-mile run or walk. All abilities and paces welcome. Bring your friends, family, coworkers, partners, kids, and dogs too! Plus, afterward (4:00 PM) you can come back to the store to enjoy Acoustic Guitar with Simon—our Master Cycle Instructor—while our Bike Mechanic aka Personal Trainer answers all your questions regarding biking and training tips.
PlayTri Norwalk: 515 West Avenue, playtrinorwalk.com


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Now We Are Six: Norwalk Public Library Tea Party
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Now We Are Six: Norwalk Public Library Tea Party

“Now We Are Six", the 6th Anniversary of the Norwalk History Room at the Norwalk Public Library Tea Party. Dorothy Mobilia is the keynote speaker. In addition, Norwalk History Room Staff and Volunteers will provide information on resources and Historian Ralph Bloom will share historic Norwalk anecdotes. MEET HOMER Writer Dorothy Mobilia will talk about Aaron Homer Byington, perhaps Norwalk’s best known journalist, at the second annual Friends of the Norwalk Library Tea, at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 22, in the library auditorium at Mott Avenue. What did this self-made man of the Civil war era have in common with the Greek poet Homer, a bust of whom he donated to the library after a long and improbable career?


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The Sporting Life: Opening Reception
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

The Sporting Life: Opening Reception

With a bold and wry eye, Will Vogt takes you behind the hedges - from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, his lifelong summer home, to soigné gathering places throughout the world. Vogt's photographs are intimate, un-staged views, subtly depicting the privileged at play. His work has been featured nationally in galleries and exhibitions, including a recent show at the Art Museum of South Texas. Please join us on September 26th for cocktails to meet Will and preview our exhibition of Will's work.

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Saugatuck Storyfest
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Saugatuck Storyfest

Join us for the 2nd annual Saugatuck Storyfest! Over 60 authors across a variety of genres, for readers of all ages. See the entire schedule of events at SaugatuckStoryfest.com

Saturday, September 28 - The Forum Stage @ The Westport Library

12:00 pm

Scary Stories, Presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA)

Featuring: Grady Hendrix, Stephen Graham Jones, Gwendolyn Kiste, J. W. Ocker, Mallory O’Meara, Paul Tremblay 

Moderator: John Palisano

Some of horror’s top writers discuss what’s current and what’s next in the horror genre. Led by President of the Horror Writers Association, John Palisano

1:00 pm

StoryFest 2019 Keynote: RL Stine

Introduction By: Grady Hendrix

2:30 pm

See Yourself in the Story, Presented by TEAMWestport

Featuring: Sona Charaipotra, Jerry Craft, Tiffany Jackson, Kyle Lukoff, Seanan McGuire, Nic Stone 

Moderator: Rose Brock

What does it mean for readers to see themselves reflected in the stories they love? A cross-genre panel of StoryFest authors discuss the importance of writing stories that reflect the full spectrum of the human experience.

3:30 pm

The Storyteller in the World

Featuring: Marah Hardt, L.L. McKinney, Gwendolyn Kiste, Courtney Maum 

Moderator: Meryl Moss

Focusing on writers and their connections to the worlds they inhabit, this panel examines how those worlds find their way into their work, and the importance of those worlds being seen and explored by readers.

4:30 pm

Hearing the Echoes: On “Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories”

Featuring: A. C. Wise, Stephen Graham Jones, Seanan McGuire, Paul Tremblay, Bracken MacLeod, Rick Bowes

Moderator: Ellen Datlow

In “Echoes,” legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow has compiled some of the best ghost stories on the planet. In this panel, Datlow will discuss the anthology and the enduring importance of ghost stories with some of the anthology’s contributors.

11:00 am

The Art of Non-Fiction

Featuring: Emily Easton, Marah Hardt, Basil Hero, Nathalie Jacob, J. W. Ocker 

Moderator: Sam Weller

From the sex lives of sea creatures to the most haunted places in New England, StoryFest’s non-fiction authors turn real life into works of art. In this panel, hear why they tell the stories they tell.

12:00 pm

The Connecticut Nutmeg Book Awards

Featuring: Jake Burt, Susan Hood, Geoff Rodkey, Ibi Zoboi 

Moderator: Mary Parmelee

Meet current nominees and past winners of the Connecticut Book Nutmeg Awards, a statewide awards program which encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.

2:00 pm

Coming of Age

Featuring: Mike Belanger, Jake Burt, Eric Bell, Janae Marks, Rhiannon Navin, Susan Ross 

Moderator: TBD

It’s the moment when everything changes. Young protagonists are at the center of these panelists’ stories, and in this cross-genre discussion, they’ll share the challenges and importance of telling stories about young people coming of age.

3:00 pm

The Thrill of It

Featuring: Megan Collins, Maureen Joyce Connolly, Wendy Walker, Jessica Bayliss

Moderator: TBD

What makes thrillers so irresistible? StoryFest has some of the most exciting thriller writers out there, and they’ll discuss how they create the stories that keep readers guessing and what thrills them about the future of the genre.

4:00 pm

Worlds of Words and Pictures

Featuring: Brenden Fletcher, Franco, Paul Kupperberg, Bats Langley, Gregg Schigiel

Moderator: TBD

Join these acclaimed graphic storytellers as they talk about the magical combination of writing and art.

Saturday, September 28 - The Sheffer Gallery @ The Westport Library

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Author Interviews with Christa Carmen

Missed your favorite author on their panel? Or maybe you want to go a little deeper into the creative process? Pop in all day as Indie Horror Book Award winner Christa Carmendrills down the details with your favorite StoryFest writers. 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Author Interviews with Christa Carmen

Missed your favorite author on their panel? Or maybe you want to go a little deeper into the creative process? Pop in all day as Indie Horror Book Award winner Christa Carmendrills down the details with your favorite StoryFest writers. 

3:00 pm

What Makes a Villain?

Featuring: Fairfield Scribes with Ed Ahern, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Gabi Coatsworth, PC Keeler, P. M. Ray, Robert Tomaino

Moderator: Alison McBain

What makes villains so fascinating? They are the characters readers love to hate, and hate to love. The authors and editors of the small press publisher Fairfield Scribes discuss classic villains in literature and the evolution of “the bad guy” through the ages. Each author will read a brief excerpt from their stories in the Fairfield Scribes’ newest publication Don’t Be A Hero: A VILLAINthology, and examine the many ways a writer can make a villain captivate a reader from the first page to the last.

4:00 pm

Addictive Page Turners

Featuring: Devon Delaney, Barbara Solomon Josselsohn, Susannah Marren, Andrea Penrose

Moderator: TBD

These are the kinds of books you just can’t put down. Our cross-genre panel of authors talk about what draws them to their irresistible stories and how they craft the tales that keep readers hooked.

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Lobstercraft Grand Opening
Sep
17
4:15 PM16:15

Lobstercraft Grand Opening

Come join Captain Mike, Steve, the rest of the LobsterCraft crew and the Honorable Mayor Harry Riling for our official ribbon cutting at our newest LobsterCraft location! Enjoy some samples of our hors d'oeuvres and then stay for dinner with us!

LobsterCraft SoNo is located at the historic South Norwalk Train Station on the New Haven bound side.

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From the Head and the Heart
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

From the Head and the Heart

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The exhibition "From the Head and the Heart" includes prints made in the recent past giving visual expression to a wide range of political and social topics that have become omnipresent in our culture. The art selected illustrates subject matter that is important to the artists represented in the show and speaks to the current state of our national and international discourse, some topics of which are immigration, gun control, the environment, endangered species and land use, racism, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights.

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  This Old House Grand Opening
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

This Old House Grand Opening

Join Norm Abram, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Kevin O’Connor and Jeff Sweenor (Saturday only) to celebrate the reveal of our 2019 Idea House. TOH teamed up with award-winning building firm KARP Associates Inc. to build our THIS OLD HOUSE 2019 IDEA HOUSE, a classic-meets-contemporary home located in the coveted historic district of downtown New Canaan, Connecticut. Constructed on a site with a stately-but-dilapidated 1840s-era Greek Revival, the Idea House will retain the home’s architectural façade while downsizing from 7,500 square feet of haphazard additions to a well-designed 6,000 square foot home. The public is invited to tour the home during an Open House Celebration on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 12:00-4:00pm and on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 1:00-5:00pm.

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  Health & Wellness Expo
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Health & Wellness Expo

Join us for the 8th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo presented by WABC-TV (ABC7NY) with special thanks to Stamford Health, Exclusive Healthcare Partner!

*2 days, 6,000+ Attendees, 150+ Exhibitors*

Visit us at: https://hwl-expos.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1512:00 PM – 1:00 PMStamyo Flow, Stamford Yoga1:00 PM – 2:00 PMGuided Mediation, Enjoy Community Wellness & Yoga2:15 PM - 2:45 PMMy Journey Through Fitness, Billy Blanks3:00 PM - 3:45 PMExperience a Flash Mob, Billy Blanks Jr.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1511:00 AM - 11:45 AMPrana Prenatal Yoga12:00 PM - 12:45 PMExhale Flow Yoga, Exhale1:00 PM - 1:45 PMThe Muse, Equinox2:00 PM- 2:45 PMYoga, The Edge Fitness3:00 PM - 3:45 PMTai Chi, Sarner Health and Fitness Institute, Stamford Health4:00 PM- 4:45 PMYoga, Enjoy Community Wellness & Yoga

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1511:00 AM - 11:45 AMPlatinum Moon12:00 PM - 12:30 PMAidan Kilgallon12:45 PM - 1:15 PMPlatinum Moon (Winner CT’s Got Talent)2:15 PM - 3:00 PMRiver of Dreams Tribute to Billy Joel4:00 PM - 5:15 PMMystic Bowie

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1511:00 AM - 11:45 AMGroup Groove, Sarner Health and Fitness Institute, Stamford Health12:00 PM – 1:00 PMBand Burn, Equinox1:00 PM – 2:00 PMTae Bo/Boom Boxing with Billy Blanks2:15 PM – 3:00 PMClub Sweat3:15 PM – 4:00 PMFunctional Boxing, Belly and Body4:00 PM – 5:00 PMBoot Camp, Chelsea Piers Connecticut

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This Old House Grand Opening
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

This Old House Grand Opening

Join Norm Abram, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Kevin O’Connor and Jeff Sweenor (Saturday only) to celebrate the reveal of our 2019 Idea House. TOH teamed up with award-winning building firm KARP Associates Inc. to build our THIS OLD HOUSE 2019 IDEA HOUSE, a classic-meets-contemporary home located in the coveted historic district of downtown New Canaan, Connecticut. Constructed on a site with a stately-but-dilapidated 1840s-era Greek Revival, the Idea House will retain the home’s architectural façade while downsizing from 7,500 square feet of haphazard additions to a well-designed 6,000 square foot home. The public is invited to tour the home during an Open House Celebration on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 12:00-4:00pm and on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 1:00-5:00pm.

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Health & Wellness Expo
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Health & Wellness Expo

Join us for the 8th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo presented by WABC-TV (ABC7NY) with special thanks to Stamford Health, Exclusive Healthcare Partner!

*2 days, 6,000+ Attendees, 150+ Exhibitors*

Visit us at: https://hwl-expos.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1411:15 – 11:30 AMMeet Sam Ryan, Emmy-award winning Sports Anchor and Reporter for ABC7 New York.12 PM - 12:30 PMEquinox Presentation1:00 PM - 1:30 PMMEET & GREET with Billy Blanks and Billy Blanks Jr.2:15 PM – 3:00 PMFinding Your Authentic Voice Through the Wisdom of Horses, True Freedom Life Coaching3:15 PM – 4:00 PMTai Chi, Sarner Health and Fitness Institute, Stamford Health4:00 PM - 4:45 PMGuided Mediation, Enjoy Community Wellness & Yoga

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1411:00 PM - 11:45 PMYoga, The Edge Fitness12:00 PM - 12:45 PMBETA Yoga, BETA Climbing + Fitness1:00 PM - 1:45 PMExhale Flow Yoga, Exhale Spa2:00 PM - 2:45 PMDiamond Fit Yoga, Equinox3:00 PM – 3:45 PMVinyasa Yoga, Chelsea Piers Connecticut4:00 PM - 4:45 PMStamyo Flow, Stamford Yoga

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1411:00 AM - 11:45 AMSilver Steel12:00 PM - 12:45 PMAidan Kilgallon1:00 PM - 1:45 PMThe CUkes3:00 PM - 3:45 PMPlatinum Moon (Winner CT’s Got Talent)4:00 PM - 4:45 PMAriel Johnson

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1411:00 AM - 11:45 AMOpen Level Boxing, Title Boxing Club Stamford12:00 PM – 1:00 PMMaster Class with Billy Sr. & Billy Jr. Billy Blanks Jr., Dance It Out® and Billy Blanks Tae Bo®1:00 PM – 2:00 PMBody Shock, Equinox2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPhatBurn HIIT, PhatBurn3:15 PM – 4:00 PMExperience SamuraiFT4:00 PM - 4:45 PMEdge Strong, The Edge Fitness Clubs

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Living Wisely and Well on Planet Earth
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Living Wisely and Well on Planet Earth

A Beautiful Planet This kick-off film night will share the awesome beauty of the earth, with a short thought-provoking presentation on the historic and future relationships that will help predict what kind of world we will inherit. Presenters Audrey Cozzarin and Diane Lauricella will review the goal of the series, introduce the themes for each of the four nights, and include the audience for an important role for each Friday gathering by assigning fu n “homework". Some evenings will begin with movie trailers that participants will find available at the Library and online.

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Carriage Barn Members Show: Opening Reception
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Carriage Barn Members Show: Opening Reception

Join Us for the opening of our 42nd Annual Member Show, an exhibit that celebrates the range, interests, and talents of artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media.

One piece in the show will be awarded the Betty Barker Award and a $250 prize. The award was established in 2017 in honor of Betty Barker (1920-1997), a prolific and accomplished artist who was the driving force in establishing the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

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CT Folk Fest & Green Expo
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

CT Folk Fest & Green Expo

The Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo is a full-day celebration held each year in New Haven’s beautiful Edgerton Park on the Saturday following Labor Day. The event includes music from across the region, delicious food and unique vendors, as well as fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids Activities area.

The Festival/Expo is dedicated to creating an unforgettable festival experience with an emphasis on sustainability and earth-friendly practices — including a zero waste plan and water fill stations. We take great pride in producing the highest quality musical experiences and presenting innovative environmental resources, as well as sharing one of the most beautiful places in the city, Edgerton Park.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Main Stage:
11:00am-12:00pm – Songwriting Competition
12:15pm-12:45pm – Christine Sweeney
1:00pm-1:30pm – Susan Cattaneo
1:45pm-2:15pm – Quarter Horse
2:35-3:35pm – Jim Allyn Band
3:55-4:55pm – Amythyst Kiah Trio
5:20-6:20pm – Ghost of Paul Revere
6:45-8:00pm – Birds of Chicago
8:30-10pm -Donna the Buffalo

Green Kids Village:
11:45am-1:45pm – Interactive Drums with Infinite Drums
1:15-1:45pm & 3:30-4:00pm – Kids Yoga w/ Full of Joy Yoga
2-4pm – Hoopla Zone & Hula Hoops with BringtheHoopla
11am-5pm – Recycled Art Projects | EcoWorks
11am-1pm – “Plant A Seed” | Common Ground
1:30-4:30pm – Massaro Community Farm
1:30pm-3:30pm Le Petit Studio
Led By: Toto Kisaku, Artist in Residence, International Festival o Arts & Ideas
The Petit Studio promotes a shared space where young people can experience and create around books, words, and sounds. A place to dramatize and recreate a universe that emanates from writerr from every part of the globe. The workshop culminates in a performance: the costume group dresses their characters, who now read their individual parts, with the sound effects groups adding the appropriate accompaniment. There is much laughter and enthusiastic participation as the young people experience the joy of creating together.

Green Kids Village Workshops (Underneath Workshop Tent)
11:15-12:15 – Liz McNicholl
12:30-1:30 – Cyril the Sorceror
1:45-2:30 – My City Kitchen
2:45-3:45 – Cyril the Sorceror
4pm-4:45pm – My City Kitchen
5pm-6pm – Songwriting Workshop w/ Dick Neal

CT GROWN Workshop Tent
11:30am-12:15pm CTCORE: Movement Building & Community Food Systems
12:30-1:15pm Rachel Sayet: Wikôtamuwôk Wuci Ki tà Kihtahan (A Celebration of Land and Sea): Modern Indigenous Cuisine in New England
1:30-2:15pm:Urban Resources Initiative: “Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens,
and Bioswales: What are they and why are they important?”
2:30 PM-3:15 PMGreen Village Initiative: Container and Raised Bed Gardening for the Urban Grower!
3:30 PM-4:15 PMNew Haven Land Trust: Composting
4:30 PM-5:15 PMElm City Parks Conservancy: Pollinator Pathway (Pollinators,
Perennials, & Seed Bombs)
5:15-6:00 PM Natureworks: Every Yard Counts – How to Create a Healthy Monarch Butterfly Habitat at Home (Butterfly Release: Weather Permitting)

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Frankie Vinci: Opening Reception
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Frankie Vinci: Opening Reception

MULTI-PLATINUM SONGWRITER, RECORDING ARTIST,
PRODUCER, POP ARTIST

This is Frankie Vinci our Featured Artist for September

We are excited to have Frankie’s work showing at our gallery from Sept. 5th to Oct. 2nd with an opening reception on Thursday, September 5th, from 7:00-10:00pm. All are welcome to come and meet Frankie and to see his amazing art.

Frankie Vinci's Rock 'n' Roll journey has led him to create the Pop Art he’s so passionate about today. These raw-colorful Pop Art / Street Art pieces are reflective of his years as a troubadour and his Rock 'n' Roll experiences performing in the iconic clubs and concert halls from NYC to LA , all of this has become part of his tapestry as a Pop Artist.

He is a Multi-Platinum Songwriter/Recording Artist/Producer and has shared the stage and or worked in the recording studio alongside iconic names such as : Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tim McGraw, Roberta Flack, Dino Danelli & Gene Cornish (Rascals), Wally Bryson (Raspberries), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett, Roger Daltrey), Robert Lamm (Chicago), Phil Ramone, Eddie Kramer, and many others.

Frankie is inspired by those turbulent times they call "The Wonder Years". He feels blessed that he cut his teeth during these past decades. Through his ROCK 'n' RAW / SCAVENGER ART he is reflecting on a time that's gone by, the good, the bad and the ugly. As he follows his heart back to his inspired roots as a POP ARTIST, he is pouring out all the raw emotions straight into his art. You could say that Frankie is capturing time and capsulizing it onto his canvas.

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Norwalk Now: Relaunch Party
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Norwalk Now: Relaunch Party


Norwalk Business Owners and People who Love the City of Norwalk!
WE are Norwalk Now and YOU are invited to the Relaunch Party for the New Norwalk Now Website Powered by GoNation!

Be witness to our real-time data powered website going live, learn about more enhancements and advancements to our “City on the Move”, and network over great food and drink.

Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Junction at North Seven
Click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/wwxApP6PUJ9sYPKn7

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JD McPherson Live in Concert
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

JD McPherson Live in Concert

Over the past seven years, two LPs and countless tours, JD McPherson has gained a reputation for updating the American rockabilly sound. With his fat, fuzzed-out riffs (usually played on a custom TK Smith guitar or other funky bodied, automobile inspired axe) and accompaniments from upright bassist Jimmy Sutton, keyboardist Ray Jacildo, drummer Jason Smay and a touring brass section, McPherson’s last two records sounded old-school barn dance updated for modern ears, transmitted through earbuds instead of among hay bales.

With an unaffected take on vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown - JD McPherson and HiStyle Records present traditional Rhythm & Blues and Rock N’ Roll with fresh, exciting songwriting.

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PorchFest 2019
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

PorchFest 2019

Black Rock PorchFest is a fun, free, and family-friendly celebration of our community's love of music, people and place

4th Annual BRPF Saturday 8.24.19

PorchFests are the next big thing in summer festivals. Across the country, fun-loving communities are hosting PorchFests, grassroots music festivals in which residents hosts performers on their front porches for a fun-filled afternoon of music.

Running throughout the afternoon the event will feature live music on porches throughout the neighborhood. Gather in front of your porch of choice and enjoy the music, the people and the scene—all free of charge.

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Woodstock Remembered
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Woodstock Remembered

Join us for a FREE, moderated panel discussion of the Woodstock festival then and 50 years later featuring musicians and assorted music industry veterans, all of whom played related roles in the Woodstock era. Panelists include Ira Stone, who played at Woodstock, Michael Friedman, rock photographer and A&R manager for Janis Joplin, and Vanessa Thomas daughter of R&B legend Rufus Thomas. The event will be moderated by musicologist Roger Kaufman, It will be a fascinating discussion, be sure to join us.

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 Woodstock 50 Years Down The Road
Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Woodstock 50 Years Down The Road

Maxine & Ira Stone (originally performed at Woodstock with Bert Sommer), will be doing an Acoustic Set followed by high energy Rock ‘n’ Roll with a 10 piece band.

Performance will take place at the Fairfield Theater Company, a 600 seat venue!

PLUS, for those interested in the cultural and educational aspects, at 8pm there will be a panel at FTC Stage One.

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Living IVE Grand Opening
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Living IVE Grand Opening

IT’S A PARTY 🎉 AND YOU’RE INVITED!
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We hope you’ll join us on August 18th for our first ever Open House at our Union Avenue location.
Come tour our newly revived apartments that are eco and tech friendly. Each unit has brand new Energy Star appliances. We offer affordable rents AND we're pet friendly!

We'll have food, music and lots of giveaways!

Bring a friend, bring a few! Definitely bring your dogs!

We've got Valencia catering the event 🙌🙌 Be sure to grab your free food tickets!https://www.livingive.com/open-house/



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Mihali Live In Concert
Aug
11
5:30 PM17:30

Mihali Live In Concert

MIHALI Savoulidis is the lead singer and guitarist for Vermont rock quartet, Twiddle. Barely 30 years old, the Jersey native has already drawn crowds at such notable rock shrines as Red Rocks, The Capitol Theatre and Bonnaroo. Twiddle’s fan base is growing rapidly, and Mihali’s signature vocals and guitar work are more than partly responsible for this undeniable momentum.

Most laud Mihali for his dexterity on guitar, but it’s his lyrics and songwriting capabilities which set his solo act apart. It is the soul of what many hope to find in a solo act. His mastery of pedals, specifically the repetitive phenomena known as “looping,” beat boxing, and guitar riffs, all prep a multi-textured canvas for song. Mihali’s words are genuine. Shaped by his journey through grief and redemption, he writes songs that serve as a light to many who find themselves lost in their own darkness.

Inspired by artists including Kurt Cobain, Bradley Nowell and Bob Marley, Mihali’s music carries a passionate intent for good. During his twelve years with Twiddle, Mihali has shared the stage with members of Phish, Blues Traveler, Big Gigantic, Matisyahu, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall and jammed with his all-time favorite guitar player, Jamaican reggae legend, Ernest Ranglin, just to name a few.

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National Night Out
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

National Night Out

Please join us Tuesday August 6th for our National Night Out event! National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhood a more caring place to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides a great opportunity to positively bring this community together. There will be FREE face painting, zumba class, touch-a-truck, kid crafts, a bouncy house and more! The evening will be filled with FREE food and fun!

Our hope is that all residents and community members will attend this fun, FREE, community-building event….Join us Tuesday August 6, 2019 One Monroe Street Norwalk, CT 06854 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-night-out-tickets-36618220082#tickets

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 SoNo Arts Festival
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

SoNo Arts Festival

The SoNo Arts Festival returns to historic South Norwalk on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine. Admission to the Arts Festival is free.
This juried event will feature more than 125 artisans, children’s activities, performing artists, musical performances and a puppet parade. On Saturday and Sunday, artist booths will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm featuring one-of-a-kind ceramics, wearable art and a wide variety of other fine arts and crafts. Exhibitors will share their unique talents and creativity in painted wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Exhibitors will not only showcase their work, but will also inform attendees about their creative process with demonstrations and text. All exhibited works will be available for purchas

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SoNo Arts Festival
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

SoNo Arts Festival

The SoNo Arts Festival returns to historic South Norwalk on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine. Admission to the Arts Festival is free.
This juried event will feature more than 125 artisans, children’s activities, performing artists, musical performances and a puppet parade. On Saturday and Sunday, artist booths will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm featuring one-of-a-kind ceramics, wearable art and a wide variety of other fine arts and crafts. Exhibitors will share their unique talents and creativity in painted wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Exhibitors will not only showcase their work, but will also inform attendees about their creative process with demonstrations and text. All exhibited works will be available for purchas

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22 Haviland Street's 17th Anniversary Closing Party
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

22 Haviland Street's 17th Anniversary Closing Party

We’re celebrating 22 Haviland Street Gallery’s 17th summer, here on Friday August 2nd from 6-9pm! We inaugurated the Gallery on the eve of our beloved SoNo Arts Festival, back in 2003, and this time will be our last summer in the neighborhood. Will love to see you here August 2nd – 6-9pm, and we’ll be open over the weekend from 12-5pm during the Festival on Aug. 3rd & 4th.. See you here in SoNo! I’ll keep you posted!

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A Visual Taste of Fairfield County: Opening Reception
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

A Visual Taste of Fairfield County: Opening Reception

Elisa Contemporary Art is pleased to present “A Visual Taste of Fairfield County”, a pop-up art exhibit featuring the Art and Artists highlighted in the 2019 Culinary Restaurant book, Entrée Nous. Entrée Nous is an insider’s guide to the creative visions and flavors of Fairfield County including Food and in the 2019 edition, Art!

The exhibit will open on August 1 at the Fairfield University Bookstore and will run through August 30, 2019. An opening reception will be on Friday, August 2nd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The exhibit will feature Elisa Contemporary Art Salon (Fairfield) together with Connecticut artists Nina Bentley (Westport), Carole Eisner (Weston), Cynthia MacCollum (New Canaan) and Dale Najarian (Westport).

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Jul
28
5:30 PM17:30

James Barker Band/Wilson Conroy and Christian Rottner Live in Concert

With over 85-million global streams, the James Barker Band have taken the country music scene by storm. Formed in 2013, the founding members of this award-winning band continue to break records one release at a time . Keith Urban, John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Dean Brody, Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Charlie Parker, and way to many more to mention..

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Focus Under 40: Opening Reception
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Focus Under 40: Opening Reception

Juried Show for artists 16 to 39 years old

Chair: Lucy Armstrong Co-Chair: Bruce Horan

Judge: Paul DeRuvo

Paul DeRuvo is the Associate Printer and Studio Manager at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP). Paul began his printmaking studies at CCP at the age of 14. He has since graduated from Massachusetts College of Art where he was awarded a full presidential scholarship to study printmaking. He then took classes at the Academy of Realist Art Boston continuing his dedication to representational work. He has exhibited in New York City, Boston and Connecticut, and recently had a solo exhibition in Berlin.

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Happy Hour

Because we love our community we put together a little event open to all! Come with your family and friends for our summer jam session out outdoors on our patio. Healthy treats and spiked drinks from Embody, wine tasting from Castle Wine & Spirits, and Tacos by Taco Tequila. Local artist Nick will be performing acoustic hits, and there will be games and raffles

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Midnight North and Stephanie Ryann  Live in Concert
Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

Midnight North and Stephanie Ryann Live in Concert

t’s full steam ahead for Midnight North after an exciting year featuring major festival plays, a nationwide tour, and the release of a second live record. Midnight North headlined tours and played in support of heavy-hitters such as Grammy winners The Infamous Stringdusters. Rolling Stone hailed Midnight North as the “Best New Act” in its review of 2018’s Peach Music Festival saying the band “takes the best parts of roots music and weaves them into a tapestry of rock and Americana”. And the best is still to come.


Immediately after their sophomore studio release, 2015’s Scarlet Skies, Midnight North - fronted by lead songwriters Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh with lush Hammond B3 organ, and harmony work from Alex Jordan, and strong rhythm section work from bass player Connor O’Sullivan and drummer Nathan Graham - began touring the country in earnest, visiting the East Coast and the Midwest for the first time in Summer 2015. The band wrote the majority of 2017’s Under the Lights in the following months, and the lyrical road themes - the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving - shine through. “Under the Lights is the perfect title for this collection of songs,” said O’Sullivan. “These songs and lyrics are about being a band of musicians on the road away from home. Songs literally performed and tested under the lights at countless venues across the US.”

2019 and beyond will continue the growth for Midnight North, as the expanding discography and consistent national touring help pave the way for more and more fans to discover the band. “These songs tell our story, at least up to this point,” said Lesh. “Our job is to sing you these stories as honestly as we can and transport you into our world for an hour or two.

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