Greenwich Trumpets Town-Wide Economic Development Initiative to Highlight Area’s Offerings

Greenwich, Conn. - The Town of Greenwich announced today its first annual Experience Greenwich Week, a town-wide economic development enhancement initiative that will take place Oct. 22-28. The initiative will feature in-store promotions, experiences and dining specials at more than 150 merchants spanning Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. Participants include retail stores, restaurants, fine arts galleries and the Bruce Museum. Experience Greenwich Week was developed to promote local businesses and to drive awareness to the town’s many offerings for visitors from across the U.S. in addition to local and regional residents.

“Our goal with Experience Greenwich Week is to support the local businesses that make our town a true destination,” says Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman. “With this initiative, we can help support the many cultural institutions, art galleries, incredible restaurants and shops that make Greenwich what it is today.”

Experience Greenwich Week will offer a variety of promotions and events appealing to visitors and residents of all ages, including a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Byram Veterans Association, a trunk show and refreshments at Richards of Greenwich, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and Touch-a-Truck at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouse and the annual Adopt-A-Dog Howl and Prowl.

The town’s Art Walk, consisting of 18 fine arts galleries, will be accompanied by a public art mural project showcasing several contemporary murals by local and regional artists throughout Greenwich.

Experience Greenwich Week Passports will be available at participating merchant locations and will include the chance to win one of more than 25 “Greenwich Experiences," as featured on the Event Schedule page on the event’s website. To enter to win, guests must visit six participating merchants, dine at two participating restaurants and experience two participating art galleries between Oct. 22-28.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Think Greenwich, a town-wide initiative designed to promote Greenwich as a premier destination to live, work and play.

Experience Greenwich Week is created and produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment, a Greenwich, CT-based event-marketing company. Premier sponsors include Greenwich Arts Council and Isabella Garrucho Fine Art.  Other sponsors include Ageless Personal Training, River Bikes, Kings, LeafFilter, School of Rock and V2 Jets. This year’s community partner is Catalano and Sons. Wine, spirits and champagne sponsors include Horseneck Wines, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, Old Greenwich Wine Merchants and Manny’s Ultimate Bloody Mary Mix. Media sponsors include News 12 CT, Greenwich Magazine / Moffly Media, Greenwich Time, star 99.9 and 95.9 The Fox.


Monday, October 22

Art Mural Unveiling with First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei

12:00 p.m., Greenwich Common, 280, Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

Open House, Greenwich Arts Council

12:00 p.m., 299 Greenwich, Avenue, 2nd Floor, Greenwich

Opening Reception, Greenwich Arts Council

5:00 p.m., 299 Greenwich Avenue, 2nd Floor, Greenwich

Bruce Museum Exhibition: ReTooled

September 21 - December 30, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich

Movie Night at Byram Veterans Association: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

7:15 p.m., 300 Delavan Ave, Byram

Tuesday, October 23

Isabella Garrucho Fine Art Reception

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 40 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich Open House Night

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 6 Lewis Street, Greenwich

Wednesday, October 24

Bruce Museum Curator’s Talk: Navajo Weaving Traditions

October 24 - November 25, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich

Art + Fashion event with Michelle Farmer Collaborate

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 45 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Math Party at Mathnasium*family friendly

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 407 East Putnam Ave, Cos Cob

Wine & Hors d'oeuvres Reception

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 406 E Putnam Ave, Cos Cob

Open House at Knights of Columbus Greenwich

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 37 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Thursday, October 25

SDSS Martial Arts of Greenwich Open House

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 397 E. Putnam Ave, Cos Cob

VW Contemporary presents artworks by Damien Hirst & Marc Quinn

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 253 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

Arguimbau Art Gallery Reception

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 351 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

Arguimbau Art Gallery Lecture: "Renaissance Movement in America" by Peter Arguimbau

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 351 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

Greenwich Arts Society Paint & Wine Soiree

5:30 p.m., 299 Greenwich Avenue, 3rd Floor, Greenwich

Flinn Gallery Opening and Reception

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 101 West Putnam Avenue Second Floor, Greenwich

Friday, October 26

Reception at Weber Fine Art Exhibit: Paintings and Pastels by Wolf Kahn

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 12 Havemeyer Place, Greenwich

Pasta Buffet at St. Lawrence Society

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 86 Valley Rd, Cos Cob

$12 per person


LIVE Music at St. Lawrence Society

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., 86 Valley Rd, Cos Cob

Saturday, October 27

Mike's Organic Delivery Warehouse Farm Market

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 377 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford

Ghouls in the Garden

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Greenwich Botanical Garden,130 Bible Street, Cos Cob

$75 - $100 up to five family members

Boys and Girls Club Greenwich Open House

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich

Party Place and Things Halloween Bash *family friendly

1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m., 410 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob

Arguimbau Art Gallery Oil Portrait Demonstration Featuring Samples & Demonstrations

2:00 p.m., 351 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

Knights of Columbus Greenwich Council Annual Adult Halloween Bash benefitting Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., 37 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Byram Veterans Association Halloween Party featuring Rockin’ Chicklets Band

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., 300 Delavan Ave, Byram

Sunday, October 28

11th Annual Adopt-A-Dog Howl & Prowl

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Board of Education Parking Lot, 290 Greenwich Avenue

River Day Adult House "Create Your Family Scarecrow" *family friendly

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 125 River Road Extension, Cos Cob

Walk-through with the Curator at the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library

3:00 p.m., 101 West Putnam Avenue Second Floor, Greenwich

Experience Greenwich Week After Party
6:30 p.m.,Sam's Bar & Grill, 1 Mill Street

For more information and a complete list of participating merchants, please visit www.experiencegreenwichweek.com or call 203-531-3047.



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