Who Knew? Nothing Never Happens in the Suburbs

‘Who Knew?’ is sponsored by Walter Stewart’s Market. 

Admit it: you didn’t move to New Canaan for the nightlife. At whatever point you opted to put down roots in this charming (and evidently snowless) Yankee snowglobe, your first thought probably wasn’t, “but whither the superstar guest DJ, and whence the exclusive popup collabs?”

All the same, the choice to live here isn’t necessarily lights-out for your evening calendar. You’ve surely discovered your rotation of date night restaurants, pizza Friday stalwarts, and places with sports on the TV and cold beer on tap. But if, like me, you yearn to stretch your legs beyond a well-trodden routine, particularly now that the Sweatpants Years are finally in the rearview, know that events are firing back up into full swing for spring ‘23, and we’d all be remiss to miss them. 

If you don’t yet know about Chef Prasad’s collaborative dinner parties, let’s change that.  During COVID, Chef Prasad Chirnomula and his team renovated the dining room at 62 Main St. to serve as a teaching and communal kitchen instead. Daily service is now predominantly takeout, with bar seating available on weekends.

New Canaan Chamber Music Concert

Andrew Armstrong, pianist, will be joined by Demarre McGill, flute, Valerie Muzzolini, harp, and Edward Arron, cello, for a wonderful afternoon concert of music composed by Haydn, Fauré, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, and Jongen at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan. Tickets at www.newcanaanchambermusic.org.

Letters to the Editor

NewCanaanite.com recently received the following letters to the editor. ***

Editor, New Canaanite:

When I sit down at the small memorial plaza in Mead Park, I am surrounded by beautiful flower beds along the memorial walk. While enjoying them, I also think of the more than two hundred (200) hanging flower baskets along Elm Street and the big planters at the entrance to Town Hall. Then I remember seeing the ladies in the yellow shirts weeding and planting at thirty-three (33) triangles at intersections. 

Who are those dedicated hard workers who never tell us who they are? The display window of the Chamber of Commerce next to the movie theater identifies them as the more than two hundred (200!) devoted volunteers of the New Canaan Beautification League.

New Canaan Chamber Music Summer Concert

Summer family chamber music concert! Tickets are on sale now for the August 8th 4pm INDOOR New Canaan Chamber Music concert by New Canaan native Andrew Armstrong, pianist, and two distinguished musicians, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, a protege of Itshak Perlman, and R.J. Kelley, an accomplished horn and French horn player. The concert will be at the First Presbyterian Church at 178 Oenoke Ridge. A 3pm talk by R.J. Kelley will precede the concert on the history of the horn as a musical instrument and surprising communications device. For tickets, go to www.newcanaanchambermusic.org/tickets.