An intimate Cabaret evening presenting the great Broadway musical songs
of Stephen Sondheim and in honor of his 90th Birthday! Enjoy his remarkably moving music and lyrics
sung by an exceptional cast of Broadway performers to benefit the Summer Theaetre’s educational and school touring programs.
Featuring Mary McNulty, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, Jodi Stevens-Bryce
Music Direction by David Hancock Turner
Evening Cabaret Staged by Artistic Director Melody Libonati
Tickets include: Gourmet Desserts & all Drinks
(Champagne, Wine & Craft Beer, Sparkling Waters)
7pm – Pre-show Reception 8pm – Cabaret (Plus Live Auction)
Hosted by the Performing Arts Conservatory at 70 Pine Street. Convenient free local parking.
The New Canaan Food Revolution, inspired by Jamie Oliver returns for a FIFTH year on Saturday, May 18th between 9.30am – 11:30am. The Bravery Passport and Food Trail was created by local resident Rachel Lampen to encourage children of all ages to sample small bites that they would never normally try. Food they haven’t heard of, food that looks or smells different or food that just sounds weird. In previous years, parents have been amazed to see their children’s food barriers broken down as they try everything from Kale Smoothies, to Snails! Nowadays children AND adults are encouraged to participate – as long as you are wearing a special wristband.
Now more than ever, it takes both a special kind of business and business owner to succeed. New Canaan has seen many stores open and close their doors, and among those a special few have stayed up and running while being loved by our town’s residents. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy said New Canaan Music owner and town resident Phil Williams may be seen as a model for other businesses. “For retail to survive in a town like New Canaan, it has to be about the experience,” Murphy said. “Phil has done just that.”
On June 27, Williams will be recognized as “Business of the Year” during the Chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
With temperatures ranging from the mid-40’s to high-70’s, this spring’s weather has kept New Canaanites guessing—perhaps no group more so than local merchants. Local businesses have been feeling the effects unusual weather patterns, and though customers are still walking around, buying clothes and eating out, merchants are hoping that consistently summer-like temps arrive soon. Despina Tsartsabalidis, manager of the New Canaan Diner on Forest Street, said that the unusual weather has slowed down business due to customers preferring to sit inside, decreasing the amount of seating available. “It has affected the outside business,” Tsartsabalidis said. “Right now, it’s cold, no one is gonna sit outside, even though we have the heaters.
On the cusp of its grand opening, Mrs. Green’s is facing concerns from police about a lack of available customer parking in bustling downtown New Canaan. The market, following a soft launch Thursday night, opens Friday in the former post office building at the corner of Pine and Park Streets. Capt. Vincent DeMaio said this week that he’s discussed the problem with leadership at Mrs. Green’s. A garage underneath the store has about 30 spaces, but those likely will need to go to store employees, DeMaio said. “They assured me that they will keep things clean and I assured them that there probably will be plenty of fistfights in the Walgreens parking lot, because that’s going to be the natural place for everyone to park, because there will be nowhere else to park,” DeMaio said at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting, held in the police department’s training room.