October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016
2 East Wall Street
September 14, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Norwalk Community Center, 98 South Main Street.
September 29, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room
Mayor Harry W. Rilling invites the public to the next Mayor’s Night Out. It is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Norwalk City Hall. Department Heads and Common Council Members will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have.
June 6, 8:00 AM @ River Street in front of Yankee Doodle Garage, the Downtown Norwalk Loop 1A, which is 1.5 miles long (see attached map).
June 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Norwalk Branch Library
June 13, 8:00 AM
“Walk with Us” – Mayor Rilling and his wife Lucia invite you to join them every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for a walk. The next walk will be this Saturday, June 13th. Join them for the Calf Pasture Beach Loop 2’, which begins at 8 a.m. at Marvin School. It is 2 miles on the Norwalker Map shown on the City’s website. They are encouraging everyone to wear bright, neon green.
June 19, 9:30 AM - July 10 @ Mayor's Gallery
Norwalk Joins Sister Cities International
Mayor Harry Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk has joined Sister Cities International, one of only six Connecticut cities to be paired with cities in other countries. “The Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project has done a remarkable job of sustainable community development in Nagarote, Nicaragua. I’m proud to have Norwalk engaged in this effort at citizen diplomacy and for Norwalk to join Sister Cities International on my watch” he stated.
The link with Sister Cities International will be celebrated with an exhibition of photographs by Tom Kretsch, professional photographer and President of the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project. The exhibit will open in the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall on Friday June 19, at 9:30 AM. Light refreshments will be served and the public is encouraged to visit the display, which will be available until July 10.
Mayor Rilling will declare Friday, June 19th, as Nagarote Day in Norwalk and volunteers
June 20, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calf Pasture Beach
Saturday June 20, 2015
Rain or Shine 9am – 5pm.
Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT
Training in Hands Only CPR and the use of an AED (automatic external defibrillator)
Training and admission to the beach is free. This is a basic 15 minute training. Everyone receives an informational participation card.
A great opportunity for camp staff, caregivers, employees of businesses, retail and restaurant establishments, families, and teachers.
Everyone is welcome.
Volunteers are needed. Donations of goods and services are also welcomed.
For more information go to Hands for Life –Norwalk facebook page
or call Recreation and Parks at 203 854-7806/7812.
July 1 - November 11
Click below to view a list of events, music and entertainment that is happening in Norwalk this Summer and Fall.
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July 1, 7:00 PM @ Calf Pasture Beach
rain site is at the Norwalk Concert Hall 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
July 18, 11:00 AM @ Shady Beach
The Norwalk Arts Society has been busy celebrating the arts and cultural diversity in Norwalk! In the fall of 2014, they launched their First Thursdays series, which seeks to highlight excellence and promote interest in the arts and culture in Norwalk. They visited the Fairfield County Maker’s Guild and Studio Arte, and celebrated the food, music and clothing traditions of West Africa and India.
This summer, they are switching gears and collaborating with the Norwalk Public Library to host three Family Fun Festivals, all free and open to the public. The first one, a Superheroes Festival held at Union Park, provided games and entertainment to nearly 200 people before rain ended the event early. Children’s entertainer Tom Weber was a big hit!
The public is invited to the Local Heroes Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 18 from 11am to 2pm at Shady Beach in Norwalk. This is Touch-a-Truck event, with a fire truck, ambulance, and police car rides. Musician Dan Maxwell will be perfor
July 25, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ City Hall NorWalker Loop
“Walk with Us” – Mayor Rilling and his wife Lucia invite you to join them every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for a walk. The next walk will be Saturday, July 25th. Join them for the City Hall Route, Loop 1B which begins at 8 a.m. in City Hall Parking lot. It is 2 miles on the NorWalker Map, shown on the City’s website www.norwalkct.org. There is lots of free parking behind City hall and the route is mostly sidewalked.
August 22, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Norwalk Public Library
August 29, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Taylor Farm
September 19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Public Works Center- South Smith Street
Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items to help the Person to Person food pantry in South Norwalk.
January 27, 6:30 PM @ Community Room
6:30 pm - Seasonal Skate Rink at Veterans Park (c/o Sono Ice House LLC)
7:30 pm - Go Ape Tree-Top Adventure at Cranbury Park (Southern Parcel)
The meeting is a time for the community to ask questions regarding the programs and facilities for the above vendors.
January 30, All Day
“Walk with Us” – Mayor Rilling and his wife Lucia will not be walking this Saturday, January 30, 2015. Notice will come out when they resume the walk schedule.
May 7, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mill Hill Historic Park
Norwalk Historical Society's Mill Hill Historic Park: Colonial History Day Celebration
August 6, 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM @ 50 Washington Street
October 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Public Works Center
Annual open house and touch a truck. Great activities and demonstrations. This is a great way to meet the staff who keep the City safe and learn more about programs and services.
Great for all ages. Rain or shine.
Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Person to Person food pantry in South Norwalk.
October 6, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norwalk Inn and Conference Center
Tickets available online at: www.norwalkpal.org
Or Contact: Sue Zecca 203-854-3002
Juan Flores 203-354-2096 / 203-451-5826
Tickets also Available at the SPONSOR
BEVMAX, 149 Westport Av., Norwalk
All proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit
Norwalk Police Activities League
October 21, 6:00 PM - October 22 @ Norwalk Historical Society Mill Hill Historic Park:
Norwalk Historical Society Mill Hill Historic Park:
A Haunting at Mill Hill
Friday, October 21, 2016 & Saturday, October 22, 2016
Tours at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm
As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play... Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard at the Norwalk Historical Society's 6th annual, “A Haunting at Mill Hill”, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016. Mill Hill is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT.
Listen to NEW chilling tales from eerie Norwalk spirits at 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm.
Each tour is approximately 1 hour. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, starting October 1st.
Early bird tickets are available through October 19th.
Refreshments follow each tour in the historic 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse”.
Bring a flashlight and a friend! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
June 20, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calf Pasture Beach
July 1 - August 4
July 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room
Linking the Encore Entrepreneur
with Community Resources and Expertise
AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up
to help budding entrepreneurs and small business owners ages 50+ access the resources they need to build and grow their businesses. The “Encore Entrepreneur” will have the opportunity to engage with a number of local organizations and community leaders for advice and assistance in their endeavors, as well as network with other entrepreneurs from the area.
Encore Entrepreneur Event, July 22 at the Norwalk City Hall Community Room
August 8, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Ryan Park
Hosted by the Norwalk Police Department, activities will include volleyball, basketball, kickball, Zumba, a Hula Hoop contest, bouncy house, face painting, puppet show, arts and crafts, a house fire simulator, blood pressure screenings, free food and more.
September 2, 11:00 AM @ Norwalk City Hall
On Wednesday, September 2nd at 11 am in Room 231 at City Hall, Mayor Harry W. Rilling will release Norwalk’s Economic Development Action Plan.
Norwalk is planning for the future by capitalizing on its assets to attract and sustain business, create jobs, develop its workforce, and continuously improve the quality of life for residents, workers, small business owners and visitors. The Economic Development Action Plan identifies specific initiatives that can yield important economic benefits. The plan identifies time lines for action; it assigns responsibilities and outlines progress made to date.
Mayor Rilling said “This is a living, dynamic document that will be used as a reference and guide for Boards, Commissions and Department Head meetings. It will be updated periodically as new actions are identified and as progress toward reaching goals are realized.”
Mayor Rilling and others will work with the City’s major corporations, entrepreneurs and small business owners who ca
December 16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Common Council Chambers
January 1 - December 31
January 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Norwalk Branch Library
January 27, 6:30 PM @ Community Room
March 29, 10:00 AM @ Room 231
• Walk Bridge Program Status Update
• Overview of The Fender Repair Project
• Review of The NHMC December Letter
• Open Discussion
June 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
The final analysis will be available in hard copy at the meeting and is available electronically at the link to the right
October 10, All Day
September 27, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The VIP Reception will take place from 5:00-6:30pm at the Norwalk Inn with the Concert beginning at 7:00pm at the Norwalk Concert Hall.
October 17, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Bluebird Pas de Deux from “Sleeping Beauty”
Violin Concerto with Jennifer Frautschi
Symphony No. 6—Pathetíque
October 24, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 11, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
November 11, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 22, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
December 5, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Amelia Watkins, Soprano
Jennifer Rivera, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Cheney, Tenor
Matthew Burns, Bass
December 12, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Doors Open at 7:30 P.M.
December 13, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Ring in the holiday season with Bach’s popular and celebratory Magnificat, paired with his “Wedding” cantata and Mendelssohn’s Come Let Us Sing. The special Sunday afternoon concert concludes with a selection of holiday music — we joyfully invite our audience to sing along with the chorale.
We are excited to introduce our soloists for this concert:
LIANNE COBLE Soprano
KATE MARONEY Mezzo-Soprano
GON HALEVI Countertenor
NILS NEUBERT Tenor
PHILIP KALMANOVITCH Baritone
December 18, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Concert Hall
December 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
March 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Side-by-Side with the Norwalk Youth Symphony
Maurice Ravel's Bolero
NSO’s 4th Young Artists Competition Winner
Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
James Naughton, Narrator
March 12, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Hear a rich variety of American choral music, both a cappella and with piano, in this concert featuring selections by Copland, Lauridsen, Whitacre, Beach, and Connecticut’s own Charles Ives, as well as music from choral traditions such as spirituals and shape note singing.
April 16, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Concert Hall
April 16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
April 23, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Concert Hall
April 23, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
May 14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Beethoven’s magnificent Choral Fantasy will show off the beautiful historic piano that the FCC recently acquired with the help of a generous donation. Our season concludes with Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, the composer’s deeply personal exploration of a parent’s loss.
May 21, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Puccini’s most beloved opera
Mimi-Leslie Ann Bradley
September 10, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
October 1, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
A new work by Music on the Hill artistic director Ellen Dickinson, "Threads of Light" weaves together over 30 spirituals, set in three movements -- Hope, Journey, Glory -- including both familiar songs ("Deep River" and "My Lord, What a Morning") and others less often heard. The concert features the Music on the Hill Festival Chorus and the Special Projects Choir of the Unitarian Church in Westport, joined by soloists Harriett Alfred, soprano, and Edward Pleasant, bass; trumpet, bass, and bells; as well as special guests reading poetry by African-American poets. Ellen Dickinson conducts.
October 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
It's going to be a night of rock-symphonic fusion at INTAKE Music's
Annual Cultural Crossover Concert! Join us for this first-time
collaboration among INTAKE's Native Instrument Academy, Norwalk Youth
Symphony, and Band Together CT, a not-to-be-missed event
featuring 100 musicians.
October 29, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Rossini - Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
Shostakovich - Cello Concerto #1 in Eb Major, Op. 107
Matt Haimovitz, soloist - Learn more here.
Brahms - Symphony No. 4, Op. 98
November 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 20, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Concert Hall