Newcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan Fri, 07 May 2021 22:20:53 -0400 HamletHub.com New Canaan Library Presents: Making a New Hollywood: The Transformation of American Cinema in the Late 1960s https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5920-making-a-new-hollywood-the-transformation-of-american-cinema-in-the-late-1960s-presented-by-professor-michael-cramer-as-part-of-library-s-movements-in-cinema-series5920-making-a-new-hollywood-the-transformation-of-american-cinema-in-the-late-1960s-presented-by-professor-michael-cramer-as-part-of-library-s-movements-in-cinema-series https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5920-making-a-new-hollywood-the-transformation-of-american-cinema-in-the-late-1960s-presented-by-professor-michael-cramer-as-part-of-library-s-movements-in-cinema-series5920-making-a-new-hollywood-the-transformation-of-american-cinema-in-the-late-1960s-presented-by-professor-michael-cramer-as-part-of-library-s-movements-in-cinema-series

Join New Canaan Library for a Movements in Cinema talk as Michael Cramer, Professor of Film History at Sarah Lawrence College, presents the lecture “Making a New Hollywood,” a period defined by a seismic shift in filmmaking. This lecture, with film clips and images, is part of the Library’s cultural series,” Movements in Cinema,” and will take place via live webinar on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org.

By the second half of the 1960s, film attendance in the United States had declined drastically from its post-war peak, and Hollywood studios were in poor financial shape. This crisis of the film industry, however, opened the way for far more experimental and unconventional films to be made, as the industry began to turn its attention to connecting to a youth audience and producing lower-budget films. Thus began the so-called "New Hollywood," a period in which innovative, envelope-pushing films, far more radical in content than their Hollywood predecessors, appeared in quick succession.

Michael Cramer holds the position of Professor of Film History at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. His areas of teaching and research expertise include Italian, French, and American cinema of the 1960s and 70s, as well as film and media theory. He is the author of the book Utopian Television: Rossellini, Watkins, and Godard Beyond Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) and co-editor of the forthcoming Fredric Jameson and Film Theory (Rutgers University Press, 2021).

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kblance@newcanaanlibrary.org (KatherineBlance) Events Fri, 07 May 2021 12:26:10 -0400
Maritime Aquarium offers a free 4D movie to area educators May 7-9 to mark Teacher Appreciation Week https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/5922-maritime-aquarium-offers-a-free-4d-movie-to-area-educators-may-7-9-to-mark-teacher-appreciation-week5922-maritime-aquarium-offers-a-free-4d-movie-to-area-educators-may-7-9-to-mark-teacher-appreciation-week https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/5922-maritime-aquarium-offers-a-free-4d-movie-to-area-educators-may-7-9-to-mark-teacher-appreciation-week5922-maritime-aquarium-offers-a-free-4d-movie-to-area-educators-may-7-9-to-mark-teacher-appreciation-week

To acknowledge the exceptional work of teachers during these exceptional times, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering area educators a free movie in its new 4D theater during the weekend of May 7-9 to mark national “Teacher Appreciation Week.”    

“More than in any year, educators deserve recognition for how they have adapted to teaching during the pandemic,” said Tom Naiman, the Aquarium’s vice president of Education. “As their educational partner, we are pleased to offer a special treat to show that we admire and appreciate all that they are doing for students and families."

Now through Sun., May 9, with a current school ID presented at the Aquarium box office, educators will receive a free ticket to a 4D movie. Choose between BBC Earth’s “Shark: A 4D Experience,” which puts audiences face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species, and “Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D,” which follows the nut-crazed saber-toothed squirrel as he time-travels in his zaniest adventure yet.

Movies show in alternate titles about every 20 minutes.

Tickets normally are $7. Aquarium admission is not required. The offer is not available for online reservations.

Educators with a current school ID also can receive a free ice cream at the Sound Bites Café, adjacent to the theater.

Learn about the educational opportunities available to teachers from The Maritime Aquarium, including a slate of some 25 live virtual programs, at www.maritimeaquarium.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Places Fri, 07 May 2021 07:13:58 -0400
Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day on Sunday, June 27 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5923-connecticut-s-historic-gardens-day-on-sunday-june-275923-connecticut-s-historic-gardens-day-on-sunday-june-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5923-connecticut-s-historic-gardens-day-on-sunday-june-275923-connecticut-s-historic-gardens-day-on-sunday-june-27

Calling all garden lovers! Mark your calendars for Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day - Sunday, June 27 from noon to 4pm.

All 15 garden sites throughout Connecticut have special activities planned to celebrate their historic gardens.
 
The gardens are located in the following towns/cities: North Bethlehem, Hartford, Old Lyme, Woodbury, Waterford, Farmington, Derby, Suffield, Bridgewater, Haddam, Wethersfield, and Wilton. 
 
You can check out the 15 gardens here.
 
Pick a few sites near you, or plan a day trip to explore new territory! Check the website in mid-May for details of programs at each site here.
 
Visit Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day on Facebook here.
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 06 May 2021 09:24:14 -0400
Horizons at New Canaan Country School Giving Day Raises Funds for Summer Program https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/5918-horizons-giving-day-raises-funds-for-summer-program5918-horizons-giving-day-raises-funds-for-summer-program https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/5918-horizons-giving-day-raises-funds-for-summer-program5918-horizons-giving-day-raises-funds-for-summer-program

Horizons at New Canaan Country School will be participating in the annual Horizons Giving Day on Wednesday, May 12 to raise funds to support the organization’s summer program, which will be operated in-person for five weeks. The COVID-19 crisis has widened the disparities in educational access and opportunities faced by under-resourced students and has made the services provided by Horizons at NCCS more critical than ever.

Executive Director, Nancy von Euler said, "The extra costs associated with running a program during the lingering pandemic are daunting, but we are committed to providing our students with a much-needed summer of healing, growth, and lots of fun!”

The organization’s Board is dedicated to bringing these students back on campus to take part in academic and enrichment programming, as well as social-emotional support. "The Horizons at NCCS staff executed an incredibly supportive and effective virtual summer program in 2020; but now it's time to get the kids back on campus, while ensuring their safety, well-being and success."      

Horizons at NCCS is a non-profit organization that must raise its entire $1.8 million budget annually to cover the cost of their tuition-free, year-round programming. The model works and its success is demonstrated in the outstanding high school and college outcomes that show Horizons at NCCS students are beating the odds. Last year 100% of the program’s seniors graduated from high school on time and every one of them was accepted to college.

Donations can be made from May 1 to May 12 by visiting: www.HorizonsGivingDay.org/organizations/horizonsnccs.

By supporting Horizons at NCCS on their Giving Day, you are helping to ensure that the non-profit has the necessary resources for their in-person summer program to operate, providing academic support as well as social-emotional healing as students process and heal from this challenging year and ultimately thrive and succeed.

Founded in 1964, Horizons at NCCS is the first in a nationwide network of programs that are successfully closing the opportunity gap experienced by under-resourced students. Horizons at NCCS builds deep and lasting relationships with the 400 K-12 Norwalk and Stamford students it serves. The summer program and year-round academic and enrichment programming help students imagine and achieve a brighter future for themselves. For more information, please visitwww.horizonskids.org.

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wmallozzi@horizonskids.org (Wmallozzi) Charities Thu, 06 May 2021 06:38:32 -0400
New Canaan Chamber Announces 2021 Sidewalk Sale https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5917-new-canaan-chamber-announces-2021-sidewalk-sale5917-new-canaan-chamber-announces-2021-sidewalk-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5917-new-canaan-chamber-announces-2021-sidewalk-sale5917-new-canaan-chamber-announces-2021-sidewalk-sale

The New Canaan Chamber is pleased to announce that the 2021 Sidewalk Sale will be held on Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th.

Details are still being worked out but Friday’s event will feature New Canaan Businesses on the Sidewalk in front of their stores and on Saturday the 17th we plan to close Elm Street for browsing and shopping.

Visit New Canaan Chamber online here for Sidewalk Sale updates!

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Chamber) Events Tue, 04 May 2021 15:35:48 -0400
Grace Farms in New Canaan Presents: Hope Over Hate, Inspiring Allyship for Asian American Communities https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5916-grace-farms-in-new-canaan-presents-hope-over-hate-inspiring-allyship-for-asian-american-communities5916-grace-farms-in-new-canaan-presents-hope-over-hate-inspiring-allyship-for-asian-american-communities https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5916-grace-farms-in-new-canaan-presents-hope-over-hate-inspiring-allyship-for-asian-american-communities5916-grace-farms-in-new-canaan-presents-hope-over-hate-inspiring-allyship-for-asian-american-communities

Hope Over Hate | Inspiring Allyship for Asian American Communities on May 26 from noon to 1pm

“Just as hate can come from all colors and creeds, so can love. And helping those who are in need is just one way we can show our love, allyship and compassion for one another. It’s a valuable reminder that we can all be helpers.”
– Actor Daniel Dae Kim

Register HERE.

Over the past year, more than 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents were reported to Stop AAPI Hate, representing only a fraction of the discrimination faced by the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As we celebrate National AAPI Heritage Month this May, join Grace Farms Foundation and OCA Fairfield, part of a national organization advocating for AAPI communities, for an interdisciplinary conversation about how we can all work to build awareness around anti-Asian discrimination, identify ways to make a difference, and come together as a community to create lasting social change.

Our panel discussion, moderated by Michael Chen, General Partner and CEO at Chen & Associates and Vice Chairman of the Board at Grace Farms Foundation, will explore how we can engage government, media, corporations, not-for-profits, and educational institutions in support of a more equitable environment for our AAPI neighbors.

Our panelists will include:
- William Tong, Connecticut Attorney General
- Congressman Jim Himes
- Professor Marilyn Ford, Quinnipiac University School of Law
- Pauline Brody, Vice President of OCA Fairfield

Register at https://gracefarms.org/events/hope-over-hate/

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kerry@ducey.org (Grace Farms Foundation) Events Tue, 04 May 2021 10:27:04 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in New Canaan: R Berger & Company https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/5904-why-small-businesses-matter-r-berger-company5904-why-small-businesses-matter-r-berger-company https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/5904-why-small-businesses-matter-r-berger-company5904-why-small-businesses-matter-r-berger-company

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 R Berger & Company!

Three questions with Robin Berger, founder of R Berger & Company.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business because I was looking to exert more creativity in how business was conducted and who I served. I came from a very large corporate firm, which was great, but I wanted to make more of an impact in the local community, and have a purpose beyond profit.

What is your best-selling product/service?

We are a CPA firm and our main services are tax preparation/strategy, audits/reviews/compilations, and small business accounting. I have three people working with me and I must say we stand out in the level of service we deliver. So many people leave their accountants because they don’t feel attended to or prioritized. We pride ourselves on inattentive service. We take time with clients and offer more than the compliance of a tax return filing.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

I am constantly reimagining the business structure and evolving to refine our services. I’d love to target the younger generations and offer financial literacy seminars. Get back to some basics so that kids are introduced to some key life skills earlier on.

R Berger & Company is located at 45 Garibaldi Lane #5 in New Canaan. Visit R Berger & Company's Facebook profile here!

Robin nominates two businesses, Club Sandwich and Swirl - two great businesses in New Canaan.

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

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Tue, 04 May 2021 09:17:06 -0400
Stamford Health Receives Grant to Fund Expansion of Vaccine Equity 'No Barriers' Program https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/5915-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program5915-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/5915-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program5915-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program

Stamford Health recently received a grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to fund the expansion of its ‘No Barriers’ Vaccination Equity Program, which began in mid-January. Stamford Health partnered with the City of Stamford and local community organizations to launch ‘No Barriers’, which reserves dedicated COVID-19 vaccination blocks for socially vulnerable groups. 

“This grant will allow us to continue the important work of growing vaccination efforts in our community with a focus on equitable distribution,” stated Kathleen Silard, President and CEO of Stamford Health. “Thank you to the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation and to our many ‘No Barriers’ Program partners for helping the communities we are so proud to serve receive these life-saving vaccines.”

This newly funded expansion of the ‘No Barriers’ Program will focus on a ‘door to door’ approach to increase vaccination efforts and reduce vaccine hesitancy in the communities hit the hardest by COVID-19. The goal of this in-person approach is to dispel misinformation, further educate the community about the benefits of vaccination, and connect people to a vaccine clinic. These efforts are anticipated to begin as early as this week.

“The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is very proud to support Stamford Health in their expansive COVID-19 vaccination efforts,” stated Alex Cohen, President, Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. “We are hopeful that this grant will expand the “No Barriers” program and help reduce COVID-19 cases in our community.”

Stamford Health’s vaccination efforts have been increasing rapidly with the recent vaccine ‘super site’ opening in Stamford’s Harbor Point area. To date, Stamford Health has administered over 117,000 vaccinations to the community with an additional 15,000+ appointments scheduled in the weeks ahead. As vaccine volumes increase, Stamford Health and its community partners will expand their equity efforts by going door to door in priority communities, an effort made possible by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

About Stamford Health:

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,600 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 40 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Stamford Health is known for its comprehensive, person/centered care through its many recognitions and partnerships. Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County, CT to receive a grade of A from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization for protecting patient safety. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High Performing Hospital. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. Stamford Hospital is a Planetree Gold-Certified Person-Centered Hospital of Distinction, and one of only seven in the world to attain that distinction.

Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, CT. Additionally, Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center recently announced an expanded collaboration with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

About the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation:

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service. We do this by creating awareness, offering guidance, and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. Our grants support public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States that either help people in need or solve complex problems. We also spearhead grassroots campaigns to encourage others to give.

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kerry@ducey.org (Stamford Health) Places Tue, 04 May 2021 07:11:09 -0400
Ethan Allen Preparatory Meet & Greet for Parents on May 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5914-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-205914-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5914-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-205914-ethan-allen-preparatory-meet-greet-for-parents-on-may-20

Ethan Allen Preparatory is hosting a Meet & Greet on Thursday, May 20th at 7pm.

Prospective parents can join us for a campus tour, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with parents of alumni and current EAP students. This event is for adults 21+ only.

Located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ethan Allen Prep (EAP) is a private academy for student-athletes in Grades 6-12. Students' class and study schedules are flexible enough to allow for intensive golf training at The Golf Performance Center, the Northeast's leading golf academy.

Ethan Allen Prep is located at 45 Stonehenge Road in Ridgefield.
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kerry@ducey.org (EAP) Events Tue, 04 May 2021 07:05:25 -0400
New Canaan Community Update: 98% of Residents Over 65 Vaccinated, News on Memorial Day Parade and Family 4th Celebrations Coming Soon! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/5913-new-canaan-community-update-98-of-residents-over-65-vaccinated-news-on-memorial-day-parade-and-family-4th-celebrations-coming-soon5913-new-canaan-community-update-98-of-residents-over-65-vaccinated-news-on-memorial-day-parade-and-family-4th-celebrations-coming-soon https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/5913-new-canaan-community-update-98-of-residents-over-65-vaccinated-news-on-memorial-day-parade-and-family-4th-celebrations-coming-soon5913-new-canaan-community-update-98-of-residents-over-65-vaccinated-news-on-memorial-day-parade-and-family-4th-celebrations-coming-soon

98% of residents 65 and older vaccinate, 81% of residents 45-64 vaccinated

In this evening's community outcall, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan reported that the state DPH reports that about 98% of our 3,000 New Canaan seniors over 65 have been vaccinated.

DPH also reports that 81% of the 45-64 age group and 61% across all eligible age groups (16 and over) in New Canaan have received at least one dose of vaccination. These are very encouraging numbers and we thank all residents for their patience and participation with the vaccination process. At least in New Canaan and Connecticut, we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel for this historic pandemic.   

10,000 Vaccinations

This week our New Canaan Health Department will surpass 10,000 vaccination doses administered by our Lapham clinic. We would like to thank our Health Director Jenn Eielson, all of our Town staff, our two medical directors, Drs. Reed and Pierce, the School nurses (both public and private), EMS volunteers, local physicians and resident volunteers who participated in making our Lapham clinics possible.  We will finish the month of May strong by helping remaining residents who wish to be vaccinated to get vaccinated locally. 

COVID restrictions relaxed

As announced by Governor Lamont previously, certain Covid restrictions were relaxed effective this past Saturday, May 1, including the mandate to wear masks when outdoors.  The Governor also announced that most of the State’s COVID-19 restrictions will expire on May 20th, except that wearing masks will likely still be required when indoors in commercial and public buildings. 

Memorial Day and Family 4th Celebrations

We expect to have news very soon on plans for our traditional Memorial Day Parade and hopefully for our Family 4th celebration at Waveny Park with fireworks as well. 

VACCINATION CLINICS 

Our Health Department will be holding a Janssen (J&J) vaccination clinic this Wednesday, May 5th at Lapham Community Center. The Janssen vaccine is a single dose vaccine and individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days post administration. Per FDA authorization, you must be aged 18 and over to get Janssen (J&) vaccine; therefor, this clinic is open to anyone age 18 and over. The registration link for the J&J clinic is here.

 Please remember to bring both sets of VAMS forms which are linked to the SignUpGenius registration and also found in the red COVID box on town website at www.newcanaan.info  

If you are scheduled for a 2nd dose vaccination appointment this week the Health Department would like to remind you to bring your white vaccination card to your 2nd dose appointments so the Health Department can add the 2nd dose vaccination information to your card. Also, please come at your scheduled appointment time which is on the white vaccination card.  

If you are homebound (physically or medically unable to get to a vaccination site) and would like vaccination at home, please contact the New Canaan Health Department at 203-594-3020 to schedule a homebound vaccination with the public health nurse. 

The Health Department is expanding on-site mobile vaccinations to any New Canaan business that has employees still in need of vaccinations and wanting to be vaccinated. The vaccination is completely free, but business owners/managers must schedule the on-site vaccinations with the Health Department by calling 203-594-3020. This also includes local contractors with construction sites in New Canaan. The Health Department will provide Moderna or Janssen (J&J) vaccines for the on-site vaccinations so employees must be aged 18 and over to meet the FDA approval guidelines.  

COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING 

Our COVID-19 community testing with Waveny LifeCare will continue at Lapham Center with three days of testing this week and next.  The link to sign up for this week's Thursday, Saturday and next Tuesday’s testing dates is here

 

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan First Selectman, Kevin J. Moynihan) Neighbors Mon, 03 May 2021 14:13:43 -0400
Summer Waveny Pool & Kiwanis Swim Passes & Mead Tennis Permits On Sale! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/5912-summer-waveny-pool-kiwanis-swim-passes-mead-tennis-permits-on-sale5912-summer-waveny-pool-kiwanis-swim-passes-mead-tennis-permits-on-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/5912-summer-waveny-pool-kiwanis-swim-passes-mead-tennis-permits-on-sale5912-summer-waveny-pool-kiwanis-swim-passes-mead-tennis-permits-on-sale

Summer Waveny Pool & Kiwanis Swim Passes & Mead Tennis Permits are on sale 

Click here to purchase!
 
Opening Date- Mead Tennis Courts NOW OPEN
Opening Date- Waveny Pool, Saturday, May 29
Opening Date- Kiwanis Park Saturday, June 12

Summer Day Camp Registration now open

Session 1- June 21-25
Session 2- June 28-July 2
Session 3- July 6-9 (no camp 7/5, prorated)
Session 4- July 12-16
Session 5- July 19-23
Session 6- July 26-30
Check the Recreation website for birthdate
restrictions and fees click here
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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Recreation) Neighbors Mon, 03 May 2021 12:49:03 -0400
At Your Request with Pianist Steven Solomon, Presented by via Webinar from New Canaan Library https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5910-at-your-request-with-pianist-steven-solomon-presented-by-via-webinar-from-new-canaan-library5910-at-your-request-with-pianist-steven-solomon-presented-by-via-webinar-from-new-canaan-library https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5910-at-your-request-with-pianist-steven-solomon-presented-by-via-webinar-from-new-canaan-library5910-at-your-request-with-pianist-steven-solomon-presented-by-via-webinar-from-new-canaan-library

New Canaan Library invites music lovers to step up to the virtual piano bar! Join professional pianist and musical artist Steven Solomon for a delightful evening of music via live webinar, on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration at newcanaanlibrary.org.

Steven Solomon has been performing at well-known national venues for more than 20 year. An accomplished pianist, recording artist, and singer-songwriter, Solomon draws from all genres and styles of music and performs a wide repertoire of selections, with a special interest in honoring a request from the audience. The Library notes that upon registration at Newcanaanlibrary.org, there is an option to make a request for the night of the performance. Join Steven Solomon and the rest of the (virtual) crowd for a great night of music.

Steven Solomon has been performing professionally for the past 21 years since age, including his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City at age 20. Solomon is originally from Chicago and has been living in LA for the past 5 years.

Solomon has performed at Disneyland, Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, at the Chicago Jazz Festival, at both the Frank Sinatra Estate and the Dinah Shore Estate in Palm Springs, and other national venues and festivals. Solomon has also performed in numerous European countries.

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kblance@newcanaanlibrary.org (KatherineBlance) Events Mon, 03 May 2021 09:58:55 -0400
PAINT 2021, Silvermine’s first international exhibition, opens at Silvermine Galleries on May 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5909-paint-2021-silvermine-s-first-international-exhibition-opens-at-silvermine-galleries-on-may-85909-paint-2021-silvermine-s-first-international-exhibition-opens-at-silvermine-galleries-on-may-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5909-paint-2021-silvermine-s-first-international-exhibition-opens-at-silvermine-galleries-on-may-85909-paint-2021-silvermine-s-first-international-exhibition-opens-at-silvermine-galleries-on-may-8

PAINT 2021, Silvermine’s first international exhibition, opens at Silvermine Galleries on May 8. 

PAINT 2021 encompasses works by 46 visual artists; among them a composer, a filmmaker, and a neuroscientist. Curated by Michelle Y. Loh, a New York based art advisor, curator, and gallery director, PAINT 2021 is the third in Silvermine’s series of exhibitions exploring the possibilities of a single medium. The exhibition runs through June 30.

“As we seek paths through the stages of this pandemic, and social justice movements call on us to hear other voices, what can or should art do?” asked Loh. In an April 25 article by Mike Horyczun, Hearst’s Arts & Style section has praised the exhibition and Loh’s philosophy of seeing art as “a way to bring people together to understand each other better.”

The artists included in PAINT 2021 come from Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, and the U.S. Employing paint as an integral part of their art, they created a wide range of works from drawings and paintings to mini sculptures and animations. The works on paper, linen, and canvas include imagined or remembered landscapes, abstract compositions, visions of the natural world, and contemporary takes on the figure. An animation video by collaborative duo Michael Covello and Elizabeth Schneider will be shown in the gallery. The two see their art as “a form of poetry made visible through sequential paintings.”

Loh, who worked directly with Silvermine Gallery Director Roger Mudre on the exhibition, was especially interested in art that could resonate strongly with viewers. She writes: “Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein maintained that not everything that can be thought can be said. The corollary in this case is that not everything that can be seen can be described. The more rewarding experience lies in a personal connection with the work, a moment of encounter where our paths cross with the artist’s. Their stories are enriched by our interpretation.”

Silvermine congratulates the artists featured in PAINT 2021:

 Olga Alexander of New York, NY; Karen Allen of Verplank, NY; Todd Arsenault of Carlisle, PA, Sarah Balcomb of Greenwich, CT; Lisa Brody of South Kent, CT; Sarah Lightfoot Brundage of Prospect Harbor, ME; Lisa Cain of League City, TX; Pamela Cardwell of New York, NY; Charles Compo of New York, NY; Wendy Connelly of Chester, Great Britain; Marcia Cooper of Brooklyn, NY; Michael Covello and Elizabeth Schneider of Virginville, PA; Jil Crary-Ros of Ridgewood, NY; Jacob Cullers of Waterford, CT; Susan Cutler Tremaine of New Canaan, CT; Camilla Marie Dahl of Brooklyn, NY; Kevin Ford of Norwalk, CT; Michael Frechette of Philadelphia, PA; Elisabeth Gineste of Neschers, France; Cassie Gnehm of San Antonio, TX; Karl Goulet of Terryville, CT; Vincent Hawley of Lambertville, NJ; Heidi Johnson of Bronx, NY; Barry Katz of New York, NY; Déirdre Kelly of Venice, Italy; Yan Yan Lam of Kwai Chung, Hong Kong; Khanh Le of Washington, DC; JoAnne Lobotsky of Bronx, NY; Jovanni Luna of Brooklyn, NY; Jennifer McCandless of Burlington, VT; Nicole Melnicky of Vancouver BC, Canada; Brian Mukerjee of Brooklyn, NY; Seamus O’Rourke of Dublin, Ireland; Kate Hooray Osmond of Charleston, SC; Chunbum Park of Palisades Park, NJ; Alan Prazniak of Brooklyn, NY; Matthew W. Robinson of Beacon, NY; Ellen Hallie Schiff of Glen Cove, NY; Brian Sheridan of Ossining, NY; Lauren Skelly Bailey of East Meadow, NY; Adrianna Speer of Youngsville, LA; Jeremy Stenger of Brooklyn, NY; Keith Thomson of Mountain Brook, AL; Lauren Yandell of Pearland, TX; Leonard Yang of Singapore, Southeast Asia; and Jenna Youngwood of Milwaukee, WI.

The Silvermine Galleries are open to visitors. Please visit www.silvermineart.org for information. Silvermine continues to follow CDC guidelines to keep visitors and staff as safe as possible.

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kerry@ducey.org (Silvermine Galleries) Events Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:53:48 -0400
Lamont Proposes Program Allowing Children to Access Connecticut Museums for Free This Summer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/5908-springtide-child-development-center-opened-their-second-location-in-march-2021-on-saturday-may-22nd-the-facility-is-welcoming-prospective-families-to-meet-staff-members-and-take-a-tour-springtide-is-unique-because-they-offer-comprehensive-autism-treatment5908-springtide-child-development-center-opened-their-second-location-in-march-2021-on-saturday-may-22nd-the-facility-is-welcoming-prospective-families-to-meet-staff-members-and-take-a-tour-springtide-is-unique-because-they-offer-comprehensive-autism-treatment https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/5908-springtide-child-development-center-opened-their-second-location-in-march-2021-on-saturday-may-22nd-the-facility-is-welcoming-prospective-families-to-meet-staff-members-and-take-a-tour-springtide-is-unique-because-they-offer-comprehensive-autism-treatment5908-springtide-child-development-center-opened-their-second-location-in-march-2021-on-saturday-may-22nd-the-facility-is-welcoming-prospective-families-to-meet-staff-members-and-take-a-tour-springtide-is-unique-because-they-offer-comprehensive-autism-treatment

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is proposing to launch an initiative that will allow all children in Connecticut to visit museums throughout the state free of charge during the upcoming summer months.

The initiative was included as part of the proposal the governor presented earlier this week to the Connecticut General Assembly to allocate the federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act. This summer museum portion of the proposal is part of Governor Lamont’s larger plan to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the initiative, all Connecticut children 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit any of the state’s participating museums free of charge from July 1 to September 6. It will be supported by a $15 million investment from the state’s federal recovery funds to the participating museums.

So far, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, Beardsley Zoo, Connecticut Science Center, and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk have all expressed interest in participating. However, in the coming weeks, all museums in the state will be invited to participate. The program requires authorization from the state legislature.

Additional information on the program, including participating museums, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Life Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:50:39 -0400
Ode To Color Exhibit Open Through May 15 at the Carriage Barn Arts Center https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5906-ode-to-color-exhibit-open-through-may-15-16198004465906-ode-to-color-exhibit-open-through-may-15-1619800446 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/5906-ode-to-color-exhibit-open-through-may-15-16198004465906-ode-to-color-exhibit-open-through-may-15-1619800446

The Spectrum contemporary art exhibit "Ode To Color" just opened at the Carriage Barn Arts Center and runs through Saturday, May 15.  This annual exhibit was juried by Lori Weitzner, an internationally renowned textile designer, and features 120 original artworks selected from over 700 entries by artists working in all media.  The exhibit was inspired by Weitzner's book Ode To Color, and her ten essential palettes for living and design.  

 
Artwork in the gallery is organized around ten color worlds: Waterside, Garden Party, Silverlight, At Ease, Out Loud, Earthly, Whisper, Night Shadows, Alchemy and Fragrant Woods.   Visitors are invited to explore and experience the connections between art, color, culture and design; discover how color effects mood and memory and identify the artwork and colors that will most inspire, energize and enhance their lives and surroundings.  The exhibit is complimented by the Carriage Barn YARNBOMB, a colorful fiber art installation adorning trees, signposts and walls around the building and courtyard.  
 
Opening weekend on April 17 & 18 featured a preview and book signing with the exhibit juror and an open house event with a live music performance by Bad Dog Buddy Band and refresments from the Litchfield Distillery.  The exhibits is presented with support from sponsors Ring's End and William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty.  Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-5pm.  A virtual gallery can also be viewed at carriagebarn.org/color/
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admin@carriagebarn.org (Carriage Barn Arts Center) Events Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:34:06 -0400