Coscob's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:21:33 -0400 HamletHub.com FCBuzz Weekend: Art Festival, Live Music, Local Artists Shine, and More! https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6125-fcbuzz-weekend-art-festival-live-music-local-artists-shine-and-more6125-fcbuzz-weekend-art-festival-live-music-local-artists-shine-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6125-fcbuzz-weekend-art-festival-live-music-local-artists-shine-and-more6125-fcbuzz-weekend-art-festival-live-music-local-artists-shine-and-more

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each Friday, look a listing of weekend events and activities!

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members. 

This weekend it’s the Newtown Arts Festival, at Fairfield Hills, launched Friday night by Alternate Routes, with Gold Roots as their opening act. Gates open 5:30pm with the concert beginning at 6:30pm. There will be 8 food trucks, a Beer and Wine Garden and more. Then on Sat and Sunday, 11am-5pm, the Festival continues with over 50 area artisans displaying and selling their works, food trucks, a Beer and Wine Garden, terrific creative activities for kids, and all day music and dance.

If you want to take it indoors, Music Theatre of Connecticut presents Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical on Friday through Sunday. This exhilarating and inspiring musical biography is a not-so-typical "juke-box musical" featuring Rosemary Clooney’s journey. With her signature songs woven in and out, learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and television, and her struggles with addiction and depression. 8-10pm 

High energy alert at Wall Street Theater on Saturday 8-11pm! Jacksonville, Florida-based alternative metal outfit COLD caught fire in the early 2000s with the albums 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage and Year of the Spider - both of which were certified Gold. Technically complex, bleak, and brutal metal merges with elements of Metallica and a side of shoegaze and soaring, alternative rock.

Then, get ready to raise the roof with multi-instrumentalist and Grammy Award nominee Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews when he returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage on Sunday at 7:30pm. See this critically acclaimed artist in a night of high-energy, hard-edged funk, hip-hop beats, rap, rock dynamics and improvisation in the great tradition of jazz.

This is a fantastic weekend for gallery openings across our region.

Saturday, 2-5pm, there’s the opening reception for New Canaan’s Carriage Barn Arts Center’s 2021 Annual Member Show, celebrating the range, interests, and talents of more than 150 artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media. Live music and refreshments, all ages welcome. Five exhibiting artists will be selected to show work in a group show at the Jean Jacobs Gallery in downtown New Canaan in June 2022. 

Be sure to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the opening reception for the Biennial Group Exhibit at Bridgeport’s City Lights Gallery. Curated by Yolanda Petrocelli, this biennial exhibit celebrates artists from all of the Americas (including indigenous and mestizos) as their works create conversations about identity, heritage, race, gender, economic status and more. Through November 2nd  

Saturday 4-6pm The Ridgefield Guild of Artists opens its 44th Annual Juried Exhibition, with works selected by George Billis of George Billis Gallery, Westport and Los Angeles. The opening reception is outdoors and open to all. On view through October 17. 

Do not miss the opening night at The Norwalk Art Space for Robert Cottingham and Duvian Montoya: A Glossary of Painting on Saturday, 6-9pm. It’s an exhibition that gives audiences a peek into the famed, and sometimes secretive, space of the artist workshop, and invites comparisons between the artists through four key painting vernaculars: shadow and contrast; color; pattern and crop; and focus. Opening includes performances by the Latin Jazz Ensemble and East Coast Contemporary Ballet.

Then on Sunday from 3pm, at The Barn at The Westport Country Playhouse, the 13 members of The Artists Collective of Westport that are showing work in the Collective’s latest Pop-Up Show will be talking about their work.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (David Green) Events Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:30:02 -0400
The Palace Theatre Offers Complementary Tickets to Healthcare Workers for Eli Young Band Show on Friday https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/life/6124-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday6124-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/life/6124-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday6124-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday

On Friday, September 17, multi-platinum country music hitmakers Eli Young Band will make their way to The Palace Theatre in Stamford. To celebrate reopening its doors for live performances, and to honor the healthcare heroes who made it possible, The Palace is giving away 200 complimentary tickets to healthcare workers.

“We are incredibly grateful to the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who continue to work tirelessly battling the pandemic and saving lives,” said Michael Moran, President & CEO of The Palace. “No one is more deserving of a night out, taking in the joys of live entertainment close to home.”

With smash singles claiming Billboard's number one Country Song of the Year and ACM Awards Song of the Year, Eli Young Band has earned multiple nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA, and Teen Choice Awards. The group has sold out venues from coast to coast as strong headliners while also sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, and Dave Matthews Band.

The evening also features Connecticut singer-songwriter Jason Ingriselli of Cheshire, noted for his unique and powerful country sound, who will open for the band.

To redeem the complementary ticket offer, healthcare workers may call the box office at 203-325-4466.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. For the latest news and updates, visit www.palacestamford.org or follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

About The Palace Theatre

The 1,636-seat Palace Theatre is dedicated to performing arts of all genres – music, dance, theatre and comedy. In addition to hosting world-renowned performers in each of those fields, the Palace partners with arts organizations like the Stamford Symphony and Connecticut Ballet for their performances. The Theatre’s three floors encompass a deeper-than-typical Broadway-size stage, a café, a Learning Center, a theatre-long art gallery and a magnificent glass-walled promenade. The Palace is dedicated to providing exciting entertainment that enriches the cultural, educational, economic and social life of the community.

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kerry@ducey.org (Michelle Lauricella) Life Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:48:29 -0400
Back-to-School Special Education Webinar on Sept. 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6123-back-to-school-special-education-webinar6123-back-to-school-special-education-webinar https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6123-back-to-school-special-education-webinar6123-back-to-school-special-education-webinar

"Finding Your Voice as a Parent: Setting the Stage to Meet the Challenges of the School Year"

Webinar Date: Monday, September 20th 7:00 p.m. EST 

Co-hosted with the Stamford JCC (Stamford, CT)

Register here on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3BA567

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/261756498896718


Speakers:

Attorney Lawrence Berliner (Connecticut Special Education Law Attorney - Westport, CT)

Jane Faherty (Stamford JCC JumpStart Director and Educational Advocate)

Dr. Michael S. Cohen, PhD, ABPP (Fairfield, CT Psychologist - Licensed in Connecticut and New York)

We want to hear from you and welcome your questions, please submit to: Rachel Berliner rachel@berlinerspecialedlaw.com

Discussion:
• In Conversation with Dr. Cohen:
He will bring his extensive experience in rehabilitation and neuropsychological services to discuss strategies for managing your child’s anxiety and stress and how to build resilience while re-entering this year’s unprecedented school environment.

• A Special Education Law Roundtable Discussion:
Taking ownership of your child’s educational journey
Parents: Attorney Berliner and Jane Faherty will share their depth of experience to discuss how to prepare for your child’s back-to-school and beyond transition plan, anticipating your child’s needs, and starting the framework for collaboration and and communication with your child’s school.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:47:46 -0400
Greenwich Historical Society Honors Commitment to Preserving Town’s Heritage with David Ogilvy Preservation Award https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6122-greenwich-historical-society-honors-commitment-to-preserving-town-s-heritage-with-david-ogilvy-preservation-award6122-greenwich-historical-society-honors-commitment-to-preserving-town-s-heritage-with-david-ogilvy-preservation-award https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6122-greenwich-historical-society-honors-commitment-to-preserving-town-s-heritage-with-david-ogilvy-preservation-award6122-greenwich-historical-society-honors-commitment-to-preserving-town-s-heritage-with-david-ogilvy-preservation-award

Award to be Conferred at Reception Honoring Landmarks Recognition Recipients

David F. Ogilvy will be granted posthumously with the Historical Society’s first annual David Ogilvy Preservation Award to recognize major accomplishments for lifetime work dedicated to the advancement of historic preservation in Greenwich. The award will be presented to Anne Ogilvy and family at the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting on September 30th which also will honor recipients of the Landmarks Recognition Program.

David Ogilvy (1942 – 2020) was a leading force in Greenwich real estate with a career that spanned more than 40 years up until his death last year. As president and owner of David Ogilvy & Associates, he was instrumental in burnishing the town’s upscale image through marketing many of its most distinctive and sought-after homes. He was passionate about preservation and devoted considerable time and resources to the conservation of historic houses and properties. An active member of the Advisory Council of the Greenwich Historical Society for 13 years, Ogilvy was also a former trustee and president of the Greenwich Land Trust and a longtime supporter of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy.

“It is a privilege to acknowledge David’s tremendous contribution to preserving Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage by creating this award in his honor,” says Historical Society CEO and Executive Director Debra Mecky. “His relentless efforts to ensure Greenwich maintains its distinctiveness and high quality of life, especially at time when historic homes and other notable structures are fast disappearing, has set a high bar and an admirable example for the community. He was a cherished friend who left a very large footprint in Greenwich.”

Landmarks Recognition Program Honors Structures Associated with Trailblazing Women
The brave women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote inspires the Landmarks Recognition Program honorees. Originally planned for 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Amendment, the rescheduled program recognizes four Greenwich structures owned, designed, or dedicated to highly accomplished women. Each of the properties will receive a plaque in recognition of their design excellence and value in preserving Greenwich’s architectural legacy.

Mary Tyler Moore’s fieldstone home where she lived with her husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine, up until her death in 2017, is among the properties. Others include Innis Arden Cottage, designed by K. C. Budd, Greenwich YWCA’s mid-century modernist building, and a spectacular multi-winged Tudor dwelling in Rock Ridge.

“It’s an honor to recognize enterprising women and the structures that often helped them succeed,” says Robin Kencel, chairman of the Landmarks Recognition Program. “The properties represent very different styles and periods, which are reflective of Greenwich’s rich historic past and dynamic architectural landscape.”

The Landmarks Recognition Program has presented plaques to more than 300 structures since its inception 34 years ago, with a goal of promoting pride in ownership and the preservation and adaptive use of distinctive properties. Unique to Greenwich, the landmarks designation ensures these structures secure their rightful place in the town’s history.

The Program takes place Thursday, September 30th at 5:45 p.m. at Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich.  A champagne reception will precede the formal program. Individual tickets are $75 for members $100 non-members. For tickets and information about corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities, please visit: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/annual-meeting-landmarks/ or call 203/869-6899.

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kerry@ducey.org (Laura McCormick) Neighbors Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:26:34 -0400
Honoring the Brave Men and Women of the Greenwich Police Department https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6120-honoring-the-brave-men-and-women-of-the-greenwich-police-department6120-honoring-the-brave-men-and-women-of-the-greenwich-police-department https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6120-honoring-the-brave-men-and-women-of-the-greenwich-police-department6120-honoring-the-brave-men-and-women-of-the-greenwich-police-department

The 125th Anniversary Celebration of the GPD, Greenwich Policeman's Ball on October 16, 2021, Riverside Yacht Club

The Greenwich Police welcome the public to join the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Department on Saturday, October 16, 2021, for an unforgettable evening of dinner and dancing at the Riverside Yacht Club that will include an Honor Guard Procession, Bagpipes, Awards, Silent and Live Auctions, and Live Music by ETA.

This evening will be a special acknowledgment of the past, present, and future of our brave men and women in Greenwich law enforcement, keeping our families and Town safe for everyone. Proceeds will go to the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), awarding scholarships to Police Officers' college students who qualify by ability and character. 

"As a police department, it's important for us to celebrate this Anniversary, especially now. It's been a different year due to COVID-19 and the many other stressors police officers are dealing with every day," Heavey said. "We want the residents of Greenwich to join us in paying tribute and recognizing our Officers and staff who strive to keep Greenwich safe for everyone."

Guest tickets start at $500, and there is an opportunity to underwrite an Officer's ticket for $250. Patron Tickets are also available and will include a Patron's Cocktail Party on Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 pm at Greenwich Historical Society. Sponsorships are available for businesses who wish to participate. To reserve your tickets or become a sponsor, please go to:

https://www.gpdscholarshipfund.org/policemans-ball.

Covid protocols at the time of the event will be followed. 

To date, sponsors of the 125th Anniversary Policeman's Ball include Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media and Greenwich Sentinel as Co-Media Sponsors, McArdle’s Floral and Garden Design, and SEBASS Events and Entertainment. B+E Events and Communications produce all GPD 125th Anniversary Events.

Chief James Heavey and the Department are marking the Anniversary with the theme of 'Honoring Our Past and Embracing Our Future.' "We are proud that the Town of Greenwich Police Department has earned the reputation of being a well-trained and responsive professional organization over the past 125 years," said Chief of Police James Heavey. "We strive for excellence and have demonstrated a sustained commitment of service to the public. I am very appreciative to be a member of this family – past and present – and I am equally pleased that we can celebrate this milestone together. We look forward to the history we will write together in the years ahead."

History of the Greenwich Police Dept.

In 1896 "Watchmen" were appointed after residents realized the need for more efficient police protection in Town. They were tasked with watching the stores along Greenwich Avenue at night. The Greenwich Police Department was officially formed in 1906. Some eleven years later, on June 1, 1918, Joseph J. Cornelius was sworn in as the first full-time Greenwich police officer. The Department received its first patrol car in 1922, and the first Police Station opened in 1939. In its early days, the Department was almost entirely composed of native Irishmen or Irish American men. The first woman police officer was hired in 1947, and the first Black officer in 1951. In 1960, the underwater rescue unit was formed, and three years later Marine Division was officially created. In 1967, the Youth Division was formed. Currently, there are 152 sworn officers in the Department.

For more information about the GPD: https://www.greenwichct.gov/345/Police.

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kerry@ducey.org (Sue Bodson) Neighbors Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:17:01 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: JMalYoga https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6018-why-small-businesses-matter-jmalyoga6018-why-small-businesses-matter-jmalyoga https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6018-why-small-businesses-matter-jmalyoga6018-why-small-businesses-matter-jmalyoga

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT JMalYoga!

Four questions with Jaime Maldonado, founder of JMalYoga.

Why did you start your business?

After struggling with fertility for a few years, I decided to take the yoga teacher training to focus on something other than trying to get pregnant and to deepen my own practice. I had no intention of teaching.

The training experience was so profound and helped me so much that I created a series of yoga classes to support women who were also struggling with fertility. Teaching yoga is incredibly fulfilling and it is my pleasure to bring the practice to my hometown and surrounding communities.

What is your best-selling product/service?

My alignment-based, slow-flow vinyasa classes are the most popular. It is important to me that my classes are accessible for all levels, especially beginners or people who have never stepped foot on a yoga mat.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

I love partnering with Athleta in Greenwich to offer free yoga classes to the community.

I use a local shop https://www.beauty-alchemy.com/ for the handmade essential oil blends that I use in class. The owner Kara is also my photographer for my marketing.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

Supporting and empowering women is very important to me. Be on the lookout for a “women supporting women” group coming soon. You can find me @JMalYoga on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

Jaime nominates Mike Parelli of @tellemmikesentyou and @mikeparelligreenwichrealestate!

Visit JMalYoga online on their Facebook and Instagram social pages!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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kerry@ducey.org (Dan) Places Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:25:00 -0400
The Palace Theatre Offers Complementary Tickets to Healthcare Workers for Eli Young Band Show on Friday https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6119-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday6119-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6119-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday6119-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday

On Friday, September 17, multi-platinum country music hitmakers Eli Young Band will make their way to The Palace Theatre in Stamford. To celebrate reopening its doors for live performances, and to honor the healthcare heroes who made it possible, The Palace is giving away 200 complimentary tickets to healthcare workers.

“We are incredibly grateful to the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who continue to work tirelessly battling the pandemic and saving lives,” said Michael Moran, President & CEO of The Palace. “No one is more deserving of a night out, taking in the joys of live entertainment close to home.”

With smash singles claiming Billboard's number one Country Song of the Year and ACM Awards Song of the Year, Eli Young Band has earned multiple nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA, and Teen Choice Awards. The group has sold out venues from coast to coast as strong headliners while also sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, and Dave Matthews Band.

The evening also features Connecticut singer-songwriter Jason Ingriselli of Cheshire, noted for his unique and powerful country sound, who will open for the band.

To redeem the complimentary ticket offer, healthcare workers may call the box office at 203-325-4466.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. For the latest news and updates, visit www.palacestamford.org or follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Michelle Lauricella) Events Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:56:40 -0400
Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration on October 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6118-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-216118-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6118-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-216118-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-21

Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, is proud to announce their largest fundraiser of the year, the Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration. On Thursday, October 21st the region’s most socially minded residents and community leaders will gather together in-person and online to celebrate the work that Pacific House does to transform lives and make a difference in our area.

The event promises to be an unforgettable evening, including a festive ‘live from the red carpet’ experience, followed by a dynamic program. Pacific House will share their extraordinary efforts throughout the pandemic to quickly house homeless individuals and divert others from descending into homelessness.

A variety of exciting silent auction items will be available for bidding, and a live paddle raise will allow participants the opportunity to name the affordable supportive housing units the organization has developed as a leader in the field.

Pacific House will recognize their 2021 Community Partnership Honorees for their overwhelming assistance during the year. They are: Sam Cingari, The Cingari Family, Grade A – ShopRite; Community Health Center, Inc.; First Congregational Church of Greenwich; New Covenant Center / Catholic Charities of Fairfield County; and Robert Morris, Founder and Managing Partner, Olympus Partners.

“Please join us as we celebrate the work that could not have been done without our partners, donors, volunteers and community leaders who stepped up during this challenging year. Funds raised will help those who have nowhere else to turn,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House.

The inspiring evening begins at 6pm with a pre-award celebration, and the official program begins at 7pm. Both will stream live here and a variety of high-profile sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact Jennifer Broadbin at jbroadbin@pacifichouse.org for details.

Pacific House would like to thank its generous sponsors, including Title Sponsor: The Vranos Family Foundation, Platinum Sponsors: Alice Melly, Chris and Lauren Tate, and the Rogers Family Foundation, Gold Sponsors: Bob Phillips, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, First County Bank, Justin and Marie Maccarone, Bob and Jinny Rimmer, Rob & Holly Lockhart, Stamford Health, and Webster Bank, N.A., Silver Sponsors: Community Health Center, Inc., Eileen and Tom Hynes, Finn Family Foundation, and Sarita and Gregory Hanley.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:56:22 -0400
Cocktails & Comedy Fundraiser to Benefit The Undies Project https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6117-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-16314873346117-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-1631487334 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6117-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-16314873346117-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-1631487334

SAVE THE DATE!

Cocktails & Comedy will take place virtually on Thursday, November 4th at 7:30pm.

Join us and Laugh for a Cause from the comfort of your own home with comics  Kelly MacFarland and Buddy Fitzpatrick.

As always there will be a fabulous online silent auction with something for everyone.

Aux Délices have again this year put together some delicious menu options. You don't want to miss ordering one of their fabulous meals to have while enjoying the entertainment. Aux Délices is generously donating 40% of every meal purchased. 

The money raised will be used to help us fulfill our mission to continue to serve those who are homeless, living in shelters or who are on low income.

Tiered sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact The Undies Project at info@theundiesproject.org.

Tickets and meals will go on sale in mid September. More details to follow.

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kerry@ducey.org (Lucy Langley) Charities Mon, 13 Sep 2021 08:55:18 -0400
Dine in The Aldrich's Sculpture Garden with Artists on Friday, October 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6061-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-16061-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6061-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-16061-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-1

Aldrich Artists at the Table on Friday, October 1 

Dine in The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden among Tim Prentice's kinetic sculptures with artists and fellow art lovers at Aldrich Artists at the Tablea locally sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum’s culinary partner Hayfields Market Catering. This seasonally inspired dinner invites friends of the Museum to come together and share a meal, engage in conversation, and celebrate local flavors and contemporary art.

Artists in attendance include: Clarity HaynesTim PrenticeJessi ReavesAnalia SegalRudy Shepherd, and Aldrich Care Box artists Ilana Harris-Babou, Athena LaTocha, and James Allister Sprang.

  • 6pm VIP Cocktail Hour
  • 7pm Dinner

$205 VIP Cocktail Hour and Dinner*
$155 Dinner Only
$130 Dinner Only Member Price

Purchase tickets here.


 This year’s dinner highlights the work of artist Lucia Hierro whose exhibition Marginal Costs is currently on view in the Museum. Hierro is collaborating with Hayfields to prepare a special Dominican dessert inspired by one of the works on view in her exhibition. Guests will each receive a menu card with a specially-conceived work of art by Hierro to take home.

Proceeds from Aldrich Artists at the Table help support The Aldrich’s exhibition program, which provides a platform for emerging and underrecognized artists.

*VIP tickets include access to an exclusive pre-dinner cocktail hour with Aldrich curators and exhibiting artists and complimentary preferred seating for dinner. There is no member discount for the VIP cocktail hour.

Members receive a discount on dinner tickets. If you are not already a member, consider joining today!

Prices include a 3% credit card transaction fee.

For questions, please contact Jamie Pearl at jpearl@thealdrich.org or 203.438.4519, extension 118.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Events Thu, 09 Sep 2021 06:01:00 -0400
The Greenwich Art Society is offering Figure Drawing in the Studio with Nomi Silverman https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6115-the-greenwich-art-society-is-offering-figure-drawing-in-the-studio-with-nomi-silverman6115-the-greenwich-art-society-is-offering-figure-drawing-in-the-studio-with-nomi-silverman https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6115-the-greenwich-art-society-is-offering-figure-drawing-in-the-studio-with-nomi-silverman6115-the-greenwich-art-society-is-offering-figure-drawing-in-the-studio-with-nomi-silverman

The Greenwich Art Society is offering Figure Drawing in the Studio with Nomi Silverman Program Description

6 THURSDAYS
Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec 2
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn the human figure’s structure while drawing a figure from observation. Working from the model, emphasis on gesture, balance and proportion will be stressed in order to develop believable form. Students should leave this class with a better understanding of the figure’s key anatomical landmarks while forming a sense of expressive gesture. 

Registration on our website www.greenwichartsociety.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Mary Newcomb) Places Wed, 08 Sep 2021 10:02:01 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Design Build Consultants https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6019-why-small-businesses-matter-design-build-consultants6019-why-small-businesses-matter-design-build-consultants https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6019-why-small-businesses-matter-design-build-consultants6019-why-small-businesses-matter-design-build-consultants

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Design Build Consultants!

Four questions with Evan Goldenberg, founder of Design Build Consultants.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business as a local Architect/Builder in 1990 during a very slow economy but managed to survive. By 1993 my business had a new focus and it began to slowly build momentum again.

What is your best-selling product/service?

I provide architectural services as a residential architect, designing and planning interior and exterior space for my clients, and then I become each client’s construction manager and build each project, one at a time in order to maintain my client's vision while I maintain the construction schedule and costs. My specialty is designing, engineering, and constructing private wine cellars and storage spaces for my client’s wine collections along with other residential renovation work. I provide full Design/Build Services.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

I support no less than twenty-five local businesses that provide me with supplies as well as trades for each of my projects. These businesses are owned and run by people who care about the finished product and each of my client’s enjoyment using the completed projects.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

My small business is “reimagined” as Architectural Artistry when both sides of the company were combined. From wine cellars to residential renovation, every time a client calls with a new project, no two are ever the same. This elevates the complexity of detail for the next project which elevates them to the next level.

Evan would like to nominate his painter, Marcelo DeCarvalho of Marcelo DeCarvalho Painting - "Marcelo finishes each project with such attention to detail and care which makes all the difference in the world!"

Visit Design Build Consultants online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Dan) Places Wed, 08 Sep 2021 06:23:21 -0400
Greenwich United Way to Host Reading Champions Literacy Seminar & Open House https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6114-greenwich-united-way-to-host-reading-champions-literacy-seminar-open-house6114-greenwich-united-way-to-host-reading-champions-literacy-seminar-open-house https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6114-greenwich-united-way-to-host-reading-champions-literacy-seminar-open-house6114-greenwich-united-way-to-host-reading-champions-literacy-seminar-open-house

Reading volunteers will learn how to build success and motivation for emerging readers
 
The Greenwich United Way will host a Reading Champions Seminar & Open House at Greenwich Town Hall on September 21 at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to all those interested prospective volunteers and the public to foster a better understanding of literacy development while identifying and meeting the needs of emerging readers. Dr. Margie Gillis, literacy expert and founder of LiteracyHow.org, will share insights on how to improve literacy. Following her presentation will be a workshop for Reading Champion volunteers and prospects.  
 
Reading Champions was founded in 2008 by retired Greenwich Public School teacher and guidance counselor Joan Lowe, who recognized the need for one-on-one literacy programs. With the support of the Greenwich United Way, Lowe developed the program that enables volunteers to teach students how to read and comprehend in ways best suited to their learning styles. Since then, Reading Champions has provided one-on-one and small group reading instruction and tutoring to countless Greenwich Public School elementary students at 11 schools and various after-school programs in town. The program anticipates the participation of 500 students during the 2021-2022 school year.
 
“Reading Champions is a quintessential program for Greenwich students and families. The program brings together reading specialists with committed volunteers who are trained to provide dedicated reading support, fostering literacy skills and a love of learning in students,” said Cecile Meunier, Program Coordinator for the Greenwich United Way. “After launching as a test run in one Greenwich school 13 years ago, Reading Champions has grown every year and since benefitted thousands of students in town. The program and its devoted volunteers involved are examples of what make Greenwich the exceptional community that it is.”
 
Reading Champions provides more than 15,000 moments of direct impact between volunteer tutors and elementary students every year. The results are far reaching, including motivating greater reading fluency and inspiring academic confidence to ultimately impact greater student success in the classroom for years to come. Interested volunteers and seminar attendees are asked to RSVP to cmeunier@GreenwichUnitedWay.org or 203-869-2221.
 
About Dr. Margie Gillis
Margie Gillis, Ed.D. founded Literacy How in 2009 to bring her extensive knowledge-to-practice research to the classroom. The organization’s vision is to close the achievement gap and raise reading achievement for all students. Literacy How has advanced teaching and learning by helping thousands of educators in hundreds of schools and districts to use evidence-based practices to succeed. Through training, coaching, and mentoring, every teacher working with Literacy How is given the knowledge and skills needed to teach children to read, write, and spell. For more information, visit https://www.literacyhow.org.
 
About Greenwich United Way
The Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit https://greenwichunitedway.org, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
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kerry@ducey.org (kh) Charities Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:52:56 -0400
Davis Avenue Bridge Now Open to Public https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6113-davis-avenue-bridge-now-open-to-public6113-davis-avenue-bridge-now-open-to-public https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6113-davis-avenue-bridge-now-open-to-public6113-davis-avenue-bridge-now-open-to-public

The Davis Avenue Bridge officially reopened to vehicular traffic on schedule and aligned with the new school year for Greenwich Public Schools.

A major component of this project – setting the precast, prestressed deck units onto the new abutments – was installed on August 2, 2021, and indicated that the bridge would reopen on time. It is anticipated that there will be another closure for a few brief days this September in order to install the waterproof membrane, a necessary element of all new bridges. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works will announce these road closure dates in the near future. The Davis Avenue Bridge is projected to be completely finished by Spring of 2022. Project completion is dependent on weather and any unforeseen complications.

Located in Bruce Park the bridge is situated over Indian Harbor and serves three purposes – supporting traffic traveling on Davis Avenue, retaining water in the Davis Mill Pond and allowing water to flow into Indian Harbor. As part of the official Connecticut Department of Transportation diversion route for I-95, the Davis Avenue Bridge carries between 4,000 and 6,000 vehicles per day. After labeled “functionally obsolete” due to structural weaknesses and deterioration over time, it was imperative to replace this bridge built in 1934. Throughout this project construction crews have been working six days a week.

Project Improvement Features:

  •          Correct existing structural and functional deficiencies of the bridge.
  •          Improve multimodal traffic flow and safety at bridge crossing.
  •          Wider driving lanes and shoulders.
  •          Five-foot-long road shoulders which will make the bridge easier for bicyclists to use.
  •          Brand-new pedestrian bridge.
  •          New curbing and sidewalk near the bridge.
  •          Additional drainage to improve run-off.
  •          Elimination of the bridge’s middle pier to reduce likelihood of clogged debris and flooding.
  •          Construction of a fish ladder which gives migrating fish a detour route to swim upstream.
  •          New pavement and repaved markings on portions of Davis Avenue near the bridge.
  •          Utilities better hidden from public view.

“We are pleased that the Davis Avenue Bridge reopened on schedule and in time for students returning back to school,” said Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Jim Michel. “The reopening of this bridge will make travel easier for residents that are commuting to work and school, or those who use this road for recreational purposes.”

Construction plans were prepared by Alfred Benesch & Company, of Glastonbury, CT and the contractor for this project is A. Vitti Excavators, LLC of Stamford, CT. Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Senior Civil Engineer, Jason Kaufman, is the project manager for the Davis Avenue Bridge replacement project

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:51:56 -0400
The Greenwich Art Society presents acrylic painting for beginners, in person https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6110-the-greenwich-art-society-presents-new-acrylic-painting-for-beginners-in-person-joseph-fama6110-the-greenwich-art-society-presents-new-acrylic-painting-for-beginners-in-person-joseph-fama https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6110-the-greenwich-art-society-presents-new-acrylic-painting-for-beginners-in-person-joseph-fama6110-the-greenwich-art-society-presents-new-acrylic-painting-for-beginners-in-person-joseph-fama

The Greenwich Art Society presents: NEW! ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS, IN PERSON JOSEPH FAMA

Sept.13 through Dec. 6, except Oct. 11 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm

Discover the fundamentals needed to capture form, shading, composition, and study values with the three primary colors. Will be painting from still lifes to landscapes. You will also be learning how to set up a full palette and how to create a strong compositional design. No prerequisites required.

On the first day of class, please bring a drawing or painting as a sample of your skill level. Bring only these materials for the first class: a tube of black and a tube of white acrylic paint / Brushes: Filbert- Bristle #9, #6 & #2 / Canvas Pad- 14 x 17/ Palette: White Enamel Tray. A complete list of supplies will be distributed at the first class.
Max. 8 students.

register at www.greenwichartsociety.org 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:33:37 -0400