Second Annual ‘Tailgate Party’ at Waveny To Be Held Saturday


One of New Canaan’s most active and effective nonprofit organizations is counting down this week to a unique social gathering at Waveny Park that doubles as an important fundraiser.

The Waveny Park Conservancy’s second annual Tailgate Party is to be held 4 to 10:30 p.m. on the lawn out back of Waveny House.

Launched last fall, the event sees ticket-holding New Canaanites park in rows out back of the stately 1912-built Waveny House for an hours-long classic tailgate, mixing with each other over loads of food and drink, around a fire pit and in front of a live band—this year it’s Tangled Vine—and giant inflatable screen featuring college football games.

“We had incredible success last year at the first annual tailgate and we look forward to people from New Canaan turning out again in support of the Waveny Park Conservancy’s cause,” co-chair Brock Saxe told “Growing up in New Canaan, I never appreciated the incredible asset that Waveny is to this town and so the Conservancy is working hard to restore trails and the cornfields and to take on a bunch of projects in collaboration with the town of New Canaan.”

Those projects include the creation of new trails that are getting high marks from park goers, renewal of the the pond located at the foot of the sledding hill and in the cornfields, a plan that has received enthusiastic support from town officials.

The Tailgate Party’s other co-chairs are Tucker Murphy and Scott Gress. The forecast for Saturday night calls for clear skies through the event.

Spaces at the Tailgate will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual Tickets are $50 and Vehicle Tickets are $500 per car (six guests) and can be reserved online.

2 thoughts on “Second Annual ‘Tailgate Party’ at Waveny To Be Held Saturday

  1. The Waveny Park Conservancy Tailgate Party will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 4:00pm – 10:30pm. Prizes awarded for the most fabulous tailgates! Live Music by Short Bus. Enjoy College Football on a 25′ Giant Screen. Stay warm by a Firepit. Also a good opportunity to learn more about Conservancy Projects.

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