Jeff Barbour of New Canaan Wine Merchants and neighbor Michelle Mauro of South End Restaurant stand before a photo of Chamber Executive Director Tucker Murphy at New Canaan Library's "speakeasy," March 25, 2015 in the Lamb Room. Credit: Michael Dinan
The Walter Stewart's and Stewarts Spirits crew got into the swing of things—here's John Robinson, Ann Chaney and Alex Stewart— at New Canaan Library's "speakeasy," March 25, 2015 in the Lamb Room. Credit: Michael Dinan
Rafaella LaRoche and Amy Russell at New Canaan Library's "speakeasy," March 25, 2015 in the Lamb Room. Credit: Michael Dinan
Dozens of residents donned flapper dresses, boater hats and other 1920s-era garb Wednesday evening as part of New Canaan Library’s “speakeasy” in the Lamb Room.
The March 25, 2015 speakeasy at New Canaan Library. Credit: Michael Dinan
The latest in a series of One Book New Canaan events that will culminate Saturday with “The Murder and Booze Cabaret” at Powerhouse Theater, the speakeasy featured a live piano player, silent films on the screen up front and local merchants—many of them also getting into the spirit by donning Roaring Twenties costumes—lining the edges of the party, offering drinks and food to the guys and dolls who dropped in.
“We are thrilled to have such a good turnout tonight at our speakeasy,” Community Engagement Coordinator said. “We’re especially pleased that all of the participants are either New Canaan residents, businesses or members of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. I think everybody is having a great time.”
Delectables at the speakeasy included Fjord Fish Market’s signature dip on Ritz crackers with pickled jalapenos. Credit: Michael Dinan