Sono's HamletHub Sat, 18 Sep 2021 14:02:57 -0400 Westport Farmers Market Announces Young Shoots Photography Contest Winners at Reception at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center

A late summer evening on the lawn at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center, with refreshments provided by Sugar and Olives, was the perfect backdrop to showcase this year’s winners of the Westport Farmers’ Market's 8th annual Young Shoots photography contest. Young Shoots is a friendly competition sponsored by Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM), in partnership with The Artists Collective of Westport and Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, where budding young photographers, ages 8 to 18, take pictures at the market throughout the summer.

“Young Shoots invites three age groups of photographers to demonstrate their love for local food through the digital lens,” said Lori Cochran-Dougall, executive director of WFM. “Each year the kids get better and more creative with their vision of food and farmers and this year was no exception.”

Photos submitted by photographers 8- to 10-years-old; 11- to 14-years-old; and 15- to 18-years-old were judged by a panel of local artists and the public. First place winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity to lead a food photo shoot with prominent local chef, Bill Taibe. Second place winners win a $50 cash prize.

“This wonderful community photo exhibit for kids 8- to 18-years old once again shined a light on the boundless creativity and potential of Westport’s youth,” said Miggs Burroughs of The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center. “It was my great pleasure to join the Westport Farmers Market and the Artists Collective of Westport in presenting the winners and entries of Young Shoots. 

This year’s winners are:

First place 8- to 10-year-old

Kayla Stanley

Berries & Beyond

Second place 8- to 10-year-old

Juliette Newshel


First place 11- to 14-year-old

Camille Mergenthaler

The uniqueness of a vegetable

Second place 11- to 14-year-old

Sara Stanley

A farmer’s roots

First place 15- to 18-year-old (only entrant in this age group)

Dylan Kirsch

Scenes around the market

If this first-time entrant’s excitement was any indication, this year’s competition left a lasting impression. "Mom, I want to be an artist when I grow up!" said Jane

To view all of the 2021 entries and this year’s winners, visit

]]> (Lori Cochran-Dougall) Neighbors Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:25:21 -0400
Powerful Film Series at Housatonic Museum of Art Promises Emotion and Nostalgia

The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) announces a powerful film series in connection with its new landmark exhibition, ‘Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler – Art and War’. In this dramatic line-up, the exploration of combat art and art in the aftermath of war delivers a heaping portion of emotion and nostalgia. All films are available on the museum’s website, and screenings take place at 7:30 p.m.

“Three films provide a deeper understanding of one of America’s most esteemed, Post Abstract Expressionist artists. His inspiration by the landscapes and cloudscapes of Mallaig Vaig in the Scottish Highlands allowed him to process his traumatic war experiences through his paintings. The film ‘Art in the Face of War’ recounts the stories of eight WWII veterans from their pre-war lives to the aftermath,” Robbin Zella, Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art.

September 9:  Jon Schueler: A Life in Painting 1916-1992

Taking inspiration from Schueler’s autobiography, The Sound of Sleat: A Painter’s Life, this award-winning documentary follows pivotal life moments including the impact of his mother’s death, his wrenching experience as a B-17 navigator in WWII, and his love of the Northwestern Highlands of Scotland. The film will be available online through October 8, 2021.

September 16: Art in the Face of War 

A one-night-only screening presents this multiple award-winning documentary featuring eight WWII veteran-artists from Connecticut. The gifted and engaging artists share their extraordinary personal recollections of art from the front lines, as they not only created a historical record, but also a path to put their horrifying memories to rest.

September 23: An Artist and His Vision

When Jon Schueler set up studio in an old schoolhouse in the Western Highlands of Scotland, he was forever moved by the landscape. With spectacular footage, and incorporating Schueler’s penetrating observations, this film provides a depth of context for his paintings from the early 1970s. The film will be available online through October 8, 2021.

September 30: Jon Schueler Painting

While watching the artist as he paints his memorable work, Edinburgh Blues, and as the camera unveils the proregression from blank canvas to finished painting, Schueler is interviewed by his dear friend, Scottish artist, Kenneth Dingwall. The conversation reveals Schueler’s artistic process and vision, but also shares other experiences, such as flying in a sky filled with beauty and destruction. The film will be available online through October 8, 2021.

HMA’s exhibit, Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler – Art and War, was curated by Marissa Roth, and features twenty-six paintings and selected writings by the esteemed prolific American abstract expressionist that reflect his war experiences. The exhibition, which takes its title from a piece commemorating the disappearance of a plane belongs to his squadron, opened on September 2 on the Housatonic Community College campus, and be on view through October 8, 2021. A virtual gallery talk

conducted by Roth is available on the museum’s website,

Celebrated for his colorful, large-scale abstract paintings and pastoral compositions of nature, Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler – Art and War is a landmark exhibition that encompasses one of the persistent motifs that Schueler infused into his paintings and writings – his experiences during World War II. His memories as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps and undiagnosed PTSD haunted him and found expression in his post-war work.

Schueler’s work is included in international collections such as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra).

Housatonic Museum of Art is located on the Housatonic Community College campus, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport. It is home to one of the premier college art collections in the country, spanning the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary, and is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility. The museum also hosts changing exhibitions in the Burt Chernow Galleries, and engaging lectures, workshops, films, special events and programs throughout the year, both in person and online. Visit to learn more.

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Special Discounts and Educational Programs for Homeschool Families, October 1 at The Maritime Aquarium

Homeschool families can take a special educational dive into the marine world through discounted admission and grade-appropriate programs on Fri., Oct. 1 during “Homeschool Day” in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

This focused day makes available to homeschool students many of the educational classroom programs regularly presented to traditional school groups by Aquarium educators. Options on Oct. 1 include story times for preschoolers and a selection of classroom programs for kids in all grades, from K-12.

“You shouldn’t have to be enrolled in a formal school setting to have access to the unique educational programs of The Maritime Aquarium, so we’re happy to offer this special day and these unique learning opportunities to the homeschooling parents and students in the tri-state area,” said Tom Naiman, the Aquarium’s vice president of Education.

Nine drop-off-style programs include: a “Shark Safari” program and a “Similarities & Differences” animal-adaptations program for ages 4 and up; a squid dissection and examinations of marine animals using microscopes for ages 7 and up; and a careers tour and an ocean advocacy program for ages 10 and up.

With advance registration, discounted Aquarium admission for “Homeschool Day” participants is $19 for children (ages 3-12), $24 for adults, and $23 for seniors (65+). Tickets include the choice of a 4D movie: “Shark: A 4D Experience” or “Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D.”

Cost of any optional classroom programs varies from $5 to $10 per student. (Story times for preschoolers – at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – are free and require a parent or caregiver to be present.) Spaces in the programs are limited, so advance registration is required.

Deadline for admission and program registration is 5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 29.

Get details about all of the “Homeschool Day” offerings – and register – by going to

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Beach Cleanup with Norwalk Boat Show & The Clean Earth Project on Sept. 19

Keep our local coastlines clean and make a positive environmental impact at the Progressive® Norwalk Boat Show Pre-Show Beach Cleanup in partnership with The Clean Earth Project on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

All ages are welcome to be part of this community effort to aid in ocean conservation. Contactless beach clean-up tools will be provided to all volunteers to help take the “dirty work” out of picking up litter and allow for an enjoyable and successful cleanup. Pre-registration required for Pre-Show Beach Cleanup.

Click here to register.

Veteran's Memorial Park and Marina, 42 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855, USA

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Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer in Norwalk on September 19

Norwalk, CT - A large collection of imported, custom and classic cars will be on view at Riverview East, 148 East Avenue in Norwalk, CT, during the fourth annual Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer. This free family and community event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19 (rain date: September 26). A motorcade will kick off the day, with a selection of cars traveling along a route from Veteran’s Memorial Park through Norwalk to Riverview East.

Throughout the day, the owners of participating cars will be on hand to discuss their unique vehicles and answer questions. Attendees will be invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Additional trophy winners will be chosen by individual event sponsors and dignitaries. Awards will be presented at 1:45 p.m.

Additionally, there will be live performances by popular regional musicians (including the New Canaan School of Rock at 11:00 a.m., DNR with Dr. Frank at 12:30, Smokin’ Charlie at 2:15 and Bobby T and the Namedroppers at 3:45), a variety of food options prepared by the volunteers at the St. Ann Club, The Garavel “Paint-A-Car”, and an extensive Silent Auction including jewelry, commissioned artwork, restaurant gift certificates, themed baskets, and gift certificates for the ferry to Sheffield Island Lighthouse, along with many other valuable items.

The Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer is organized by an all-volunteer committee led by Mark Schlegel, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April of 2015. The goal of this 501(c)(3) non-profit is to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer and help fund research for an early detection test to diagnose this disease. All proceeds support a landmark pancreatic cancer research study being led by Dr. Richard Frank, a hematologist/oncologist and the Director of Clinical Cancer Research at the Nuvance Health Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr. Biomedical Research Institute in Danbury and Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center. To date, Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer has contributed over $115,000 to Dr. Frank’s study.

Pancreatic cancer is the only cancer without an early screening method for detection. Few symptoms appear until the latest stages of pancreatic cancer and diagnosis is usually made at Stage 3 or stage 4. Connecticut and New York currently rank first in pancreatic cancer cases in the U.S.

Every dollar collected goes to the research for early detection of pancreatic cancer. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

More information is available on the web site at

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The Maritime Garage Gallery Seeks Art For First In-Person Exhibit Since 2019

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions of art from artists 18 and over for its newest exhibit, the first live show since December 2019. The exhibit titled “About Face: Through Artistic Eyes” will focus on expression through portraiture. 

“About Face” will run from November 4, 2021, beginning with an opening reception, through January 7, 2022. The exhibit will be curated by Robert Abriola, the Maritime Garage Gallery's curator and local Norwalk artist.

“About Face” will feature expressive personality and portraiture art that depicts unique perspectives through the artists’ eyes. Artists are asked to search beyond the ordinary to develop compelling visuals, including both animate and inanimate forms that evoke thought, passion, as well as hardship, conflict, and spiritual freedom. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome.

A jury will determine the best among the entries to receive Best In Show as well as First and Second Runners Up. For guidelines and submissions, go to Please email with any questions. The deadline for submissions is October 2, 2021. 

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. The gallery is located at 11 North Water Street in the SoNo district of Norwalk. It is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit

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Norwalk Oyster Fest Issues Health & Safety Policy

Norwalk, CT - In accordance with the State of Connecticut and the City of Norwalk mandates, the Norwalk Oyster Festival has issued the following Policy Statement regarding its Health and Safety Policy for the Norwalk Oyster Festival being held at Veterans Park in Norwalk on September 10, 11, and 12.
The Norwalk Seaport Association organizers of the Norwalk Oyster Festival consider the health and safety of our patrons, performers, vendors, volunteers, and staff to be its highest priority. We have worked with municipal, state, and public health officials to ensure that the venue remains a safe environment for all. The following health and safety policy details the steps the Norwalk Seaport Association has taken.
Health and Safety Policy for the Norwalk Oyster Festival
*Vaccination ID and Face Masks are NOT required at the Norwalk Oyster Festival
To Encourage Social Distancing
*We have tripled the gates and entrance area spacing to ten 10 feet
*Pre-tickets guests will be given fast track admission to the festival
*We have doubled walkways @ Arts & Crafts area to more than 30 feet
* We have added 4000 square feet of dining area for additional spacing in tents
*50% more spaced out dining tents
*Amusement rides have spacing, cleaning, and hand sanitation areas
* 40 plus hand sanitizing stations on the field
*More socially distanced chairs added at entertainment areas
*Added 20% more bathrooms
* While traveling on all Oyster Festival shuttles in accordance with State and CDC regulations, everyone must wear a mask.
* The Norwalk Seaport Association in cooperation Griffin Health and the State of CT will open a vaccine administration area where people can be vaccinated if they choose to do so.
The public’s support and understanding is deeply appreciated as we organize the 43rd Norwalk Oyster Festival.
About the 43rd Annual Norwalk Oyster Festival
Now in its 43rd year, the Norwalk Oyster Festival is three days of fun, music, entertainment, food, and arts and crafts that has become a Connecticut tradition. Musical headliners include Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Steelheart, and many others. Unlimited wristbands for rides are offered on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm and there will be family fun professional entertainment and non-stop music. On Saturday, September 11 at 1 p.m. there will be a special 9/11 Memorial Service with an invocation and closing prayer with the Rev. Elizabeth C. Abel Paster. All entertainment is included with the price of admission.
The Festival organizers encourage purchasing tickets online at The Festival takes place Friday, Sept. 10, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 11, from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking and shuttles are available and fee parking is nearby. Visit for all the details.
About First County Bank - Presenting Sponsor
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.7 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About the Norwalk Seaport Association
The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage. The Seaport Association and its volunteers are solely responsible for organizing and financing the Oyster Festival. In addition to the Oyster Festival, the Norwalk Seaport Association owns Sheffield Lighthouse, its volunteers maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve. For more information, visit or call (203) 838-9444. 
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Save the Date for the 2021 CRAzies Awards and Submit Nominations Today

The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) announced today the return of the CRAzies Awards Gala presented by Sysco, an annual event recognizing the exceptional ability and talent of Connecticut’s restaurant and foodservice community. After taking a one-year hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 2021 gala will take place on Monday, December 6 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The CRAzies is the only statewide, annual awards gala that celebrates the best of Connecticut’s restaurant and foodservice industries. 

“We are extremely excited to bring back the CRAzies, especially at a time when Connecticut’s local restaurant industry has been through so much, and worked so hard, over these past 18 months,” said Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Our awards gala will not only recognize the best-of-the-best in multiple categories, but more importantly it will give us a chance to celebrate our amazing industry. It also gives the public a chance to participate by nominating their favorite people and places from Connecticut’s restaurant industry.”

The CRAzies gives everyone a chance to participate in the voting process. Members of the general public can click here to submit their favorite Chef, Bartender, Server, Restaurant and more. In addition, the association will bring together a panel of more than 25 of the top food journalist and media representatives to help finalize the list of nominees, which will be announced in early October.

Each year the CRAzies continues to improve on the previous year, and the CRA will be looking to add new experiences for their guests in 2021. The association will once again partner with GoNation, a leading Connecticut marketing TECH company, to help expand the reach of the event and continue to make it one of the best Food Industry Awards Galas in the country. 

Log onto today to submit your ballot from the list of nominees and follow us on social media (@craziesawards). If you’re interested in sponsorships and/or tickets, please contact us at or by calling 860-278-8008.

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HFTB Fundraiser Raises Over $86,000 to Date

The Homes for the Brave organization (HFTB) held its signature fundraiser, the Step OUT for the Brave 40,000 Step Challenge, raising over $86,000 to date to help veterans experiencing homelessness. Between Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 15 nearly 670 participants from across the country took steps where they lived to help those who served our country return to a life of independence. Donations are still being accepted through August 31st and can be made by visiting

The challenge is named for the 40,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness across the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness increased in 2020, even before the effects of the coronavirus pandemic were felt.

“More needs to be done to help Veterans achieve stable, permanent housing. At Homes for the Brave, we provide housing and services to those experiencing homelessness, helping them to return to a productive and meaningful life. As our signature fundraiser, this event allows us to fulfill that mission,” said CEO and Executive Director, Vince Santilli.

Located in Bridgeport, CT, Homes for the Brave provides housing, mental health and employment services to Veterans experiencing homelessness, helping them to secure income, build life skills, and make meaningful contributions to our community. Since its founding 2002, Homes for the Brave has helped over 1,400 homeless individuals.

An event kick-off was held on Saturday, August 7th at the University of Bridgeport, allowing participants to begin taking their steps. Donations to the event are still being accepted.

Homes for the Brave would like to thank its event sponsors, including the Bridgeport Islanders; Friend of HFTB; Haynes Construction & Haynes Group; Webster Bank Arena; AT&T; BTX Global; PSEG; People's United Bank; Albertus Magnus College; Bernadette Baldino; Deadlocked Escape Rooms; King Industries; Knights of Columbus Park City Council #16; Microboard Processing; Newtown Savings Bank; T. Arduini Co. Inc.; The Original Vazzy's; Webster Bank; Liberty Printing; Tito's Handmade Vodka/Hartley & Parker Distributors; Turner Construction; Connecticare; Connecticut Community Bank; Fairfield County Bank; IPG; Mutual Security Credit Union; Petit Family Foundation; Bigelow Tea; Hirsch, Levy & Fountain, LLC; Port 5 Women's Auxiliary and Fosdick Fulfillment.

To learn more about Homes for the Brave, or to make a donation, please visit or call 203.338.0669.

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Emmanuel Church Family Fair Returns September 18

Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s 114th Family Fair — said to be the oldest in the state —is making a comeback on Saturday, September 18 with the new time slot, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. This time-honored event will take place on the parish grounds, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston; all Fairfield County residents and beyond are invited to attend, rain or shine.

The festivities planned are many and varied. Fair goers will enjoy music from the band, Eclipse, featuring Weston High School’s Karl Schulz, plus musical performances by Tony Award-winner, Kristin Huffman, and members of the New Paradigm Theater. Carnival fare will be served by the popular food trucks, Chez Lenard (gourmet hotdogs) and Tony Pizza Napolitano (pizza), complemented by local craft beer. There will also be children’s games, face painting, and a bouncy house for the younger set.

Shoppers will delight in the selection of treasures sold via booths of every sort to include baked goods and gems at Emmanuel’s longtime favorites: the “Country Kitchen” and jewelry booths (cash and credit cards accepted; no checks please). Great finds are sure to be discovered via the outside vendors also in attendance — Touchstone Crystal Jewelry by Swarovski (jewelry), Jane’s Good Food (pickles, jarred fruits and veggies), The Best Time Ever! (kids craft kits), and Sew_Journer (handmade pillows and masks) — to name a few.

All can bid on a Silent Auction sporting a vast array of items donated from community businesses and artisans alike. Attractive items include unique experiences, themed gift baskets, and other sought-after surprises. One such outing includes a flying lesson with a Certified Flight Instructor from Arrow Aviation at Danbury Airport and two scenic flights 1) The Hudson River Corridor to NYC and Statue of Liberty, and 2) The Fairfield County Coast and Candlewood Lake).

All of us at Emmanuel are thrilled to host the 114th edition of our Family Fair. We look forward to gathering outside on our beautiful church campus with friends and family to share in fun activities, while enjoying great music and delightful food! We’re hoping for a big turnout on a beautiful fall day,” said Ed Sampson, Fair Committee Member.

Emmanuel’s Family Fair is a day not to be missed; families flock from all across the state to enjoy great eats, deals, and entertainment. It showcases a collaborative effort and builds community — a true win-win.

Additional details can be found at or by calling the church office at (203) 227-8565. The Fair will be mask compliant according to local rules.

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Norwalk Police Give Away Backpacks on Saturday

Need a backpack? We've got you! Come to Norwalk Police Department this Saturday, August 28th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, we will be giving away free backpacks stuffed with supplies, while they last!
Thanks to Reverend Art Kassimis, and members of Word Alive Bible Church, in partnership with officers of Norwalk Police Department, we have nearly 600 to give away!
Visit Norwalk Police on Facebook here for more information.
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Final outdoor shows of the season this weekend at The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse final outdoor shows of the season this weekend!

The Scared Scriptless Tour, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood on Saturday, August 28 at 4 and 7:30 pm

Armed with only their wits, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re…Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest! You just might also get to  join in on the fun on stage. It’s a hilarious comedic high wire act… just like a live version  of ‘Whose Line!’ How the heck do they do it? We don’t know either! Don’t miss the best  duo in improv in the Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Tour.


newEventVIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:00 – 6:30pm! Available for $50 by calling box office 203.438.5795!

New York Yankees MLB Legend, Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist, Bernie Williams, on Sunday, August 29 at 4:00pm, outdoor stage on Governor's Field

Fans recently saw MLB play their first game on the “Field of Dreams.”  Now, The Ridgefield Playhouse is building its own Field of Dreams with a concert on the outdoor stage with famed New York Yankees Center Fielder, MLB Legend and Latin Grammy nominated jazz guitarist, Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band!  

This special concert, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim will benefit The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.  The concert, which is underwritten by The Donofrio Family with support from Westy Self Storage, will take place on Sunday, August 29 at 4pm on the outdoor stage at Ciuccoli/Governor's Field next to The Playhouse.  

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($35 - $120) go online at or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. 

Sponsored by The Donofrio Family

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NYC ExoticSnax Opens CT Shop in SONO

South Norwalk, CT: Just when you thought a Dorito was just a Dorito, Rafael Lullanda Jr and Manny Nieves, owners of the loud and flavorful NYC ExoticSnax retail shops throughout New York, give modern day munchies a whole new meaning.  This summer, the duo introduced their scrumptious retail concept to locals with their graffiti and boombastic wrapped shop on Washington Street in South Norwalk, CT, part of AGW’s SONO Partners’ OnWashington real estate portfolio. 

The first NYC ExoticSnax store opened in 2019 in the Bronx. Most of the products were originally sourced through Rafael and Manny’s friends who travelled abroad and would bring back these unique snacks. While the commercial brands themselves were well-known stateside, it was the different flavors and the unusual and artistic packaging that proved to be popular among consumers, in addition to the food and beverages themselves. NYC ExoticSnax exploded quickly and with the demand came the need to work with bigger suppliers and dealing directly with wholesale companies throughout the world.

“Our most popular items are Doritos DipPAs from Turkey and Fanta white peach soda from Japan,” says Rafael, “We were the first to bring the Doritos to the states and right now we're the only ones with the Fanta white peach since it was discontinued a couple months ago. It’s hard to keep them both in stock.”

The NYC ExoticSnax stores are equally as intriguing and attention-grabbing as the products they house. The spaces are a multi-sensory experience filled with neon graffiti artwork, pulsating music, TV monitors throughout, and the sheer vibrancy exuding from the product packaging lending to the stores undeniable energy. It’s truly and entertaining retail experience.

Whether it’s Lays roasted cumin and lamb flavored chips from China, the melon flavored Sunkist from South Korea, Chips Ahoy with chocolate and orange flavored chips from Japan, or the Hubba Bubba inspired M&Ms from Australia, NYC ExoticSnax 203 is sure to make an impression among local consumers and unknowing snack enthusiasts whose stocking stuffers might look a little different this holiday season. 

117 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Be social @203.nycexoticsnax

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2021 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival

2021 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, September 10-12

Seaside Rides and Good Time Vibes! The 43rd Annual Norwalk Oyster Festival is ON! Visit Norwalk Seaport Association on Facebook for details!

Friday, September 10th, from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

7:00pm Eliot Lewis - Of Hall and Oates & Live @ Daryl’s House

8:30pm SteelHeart

Saturday, Sept 11th 11:00 am 11:00 pm

2:00pm Jimmy Kenny and the Pirates Beach Band

7:00pm Alex Shillo - Singer/Songwriter

8:30pm Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel & More

Sunday, Sept 12th 11:00 am 8:00 pm

ADMISSION PRICES (Good For Single Day Only)

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $12.00
  • Children (5-12 yrs old) $6.00
  • Children Under 5 $FREE
  • Senior 62+ $10.00

Tickets are nonrefundable.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show®

The 2021 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® docks at Norwalk Cove Marina September 23-26, 2021 welcoming new boaters and seasoned captains for four days of fun on the water.

Free Boat Rides and Boating Lessons, New Saltwater Fishing Demos, Kids’ Boating Activities, Sheffield Lighthouse Tours, and the most comprehensive selection of boats and marine accessories for sale in the Tri-State area give you an all-access pass to experience the best of the boat life.

As boating continues to be among the top outdoor activities for families, the Norwalk Boat Show is the best place to boat hop and shop the best brands in boating and order your next dream boat – plus, learn new skills, connect with fellow boaters, shop for marine gear & accessories, and enjoy fun for the whole family on Long Island Sound.

WHEN:  Thursday-Sunday, September 23-26, 2021

WHERE: Norwalk Cove Marina 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT 06855

TICKETS: $15 for adults; children 12 are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets available online only at 

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