Community Concerts of Greenwich

Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum will perform at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT on Saturday, November 6th at 7 pm with his sextet, the Nebula Project, as part of a concert series presented by the Community Concerts of Greenwich.

The internationally-touring multi-instrumentalist has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). Drawing from an eclectic repertoire that includes selections from the jazz and popular music traditions, as well as global music influences from South America, Eastern Europe, Ireland, and the Caribbean.

Rosenblum combines his modern, melodic sensibility with his broad knowledge of a variety of musical lineages from the past one hundred years. The Nebula Project is celebrating the 2020 release of its album, Kites and Strings. Since the album’s release, The Nebula Project was voted runner-up for Best New Artist in JazzTimes’ 2020 Readers’ Poll, and the album has received positive reviews from over twenty publications, including All About JazzNYC Jazz RecordJazzTimesJazzLife (Japan) and more.

Ben Rosenblum has toured extensively with his trio and sextet throughout the United States, including multiple trips to the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West Coast, as well as internationally in Canada, Europe, and Japan. He was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall’s Stern-Perelman Auditorium – with Reona Ito’s New York Harmonic Band – and has appeared at prestigious venues throughout the world, including at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Ravinia, Himawari-No-Sato Concert Hall in Yokohama, Bird’s Eye in Basel and the Library of Congress.

For tickets, visit https://community-concerts-of-greenwich.square.site/. For more information about Ben Rosenblum, visit his website at www.benrosenblummusic.com. There is also a Facebook event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1316590188795152.

Breakfast with Santa

Town of Greenwich has modified the popular Brunch with Santa program to allow for social distancing. “Breakfast With Santa” will be Sunday, November 28 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. There will be two seatings: from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. and from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Each family will be seated at a separate table. Face masks must be worn by anyone at least two years old, except when seated at your table. Advanced tickets/reservations are required.

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As of this posting, the Town of Greenwich requires that all visitors to buildings including, but not limited to, Town Hall, Bendheim Western Civic Center, Eastern Civic Center, the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink, and our community centers, must wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Click here to view a list of upcoming special events running October through November in the Town of Greenwich!

1 Mile Walk 5K Run for Abilis at Tod’s Point

Abilis is a nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for over 800 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through the life span. Abilis has been a leader in providing state-of-the-art services for the special needs community in Lower Fairfield County for 70 years and has a long-standing reputation for high-quality care.

Abilis provides early intervention and customized therapies, as well as family education and advocacy to help individuals achieve important developmental milestones through our Therapeutic and Family Services programs. As individuals approach and enter adulthood, we provide a wide range of Life Services programs, including recreational activities, transition, and life skills support, job training, competitive and supported employment and a choice of residential options. Abilis Life Services programs are based at our Greenwich headquarters, while our Therapeutic and Family Services programs are centered in our Stamford office. The team manages 40 residential facilities in Greenwich and Stamford and works with numerous schools, civic organizations, and other community partners to deliver programs to individuals and families when and where they need them most.

For the past 16 years the annual Walk/Run for Abilis has become a signature “friend-raising” and awareness-building event. Many of those who take part in the walk/run do so because they are inspired by the story of a friend or family member with a developmental disability.

This year Abilis announced that the 16th annual Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, October 17, 2021. The Walk/Run for Abilis is a 5K run or 1-mile accessible walk that you, your friends, family members, and co-workers can take part in at picturesque Tod’s Point. The Walk/Run for Abilis will allow you to connect to our Abilis community, get some exercise and raise critical funds for Abilis. Form teams, challenge one another, and share your videos and photos by sending them to walkrun@abilis.us and using the hashtags #Abilis #WalkRunForAbilis and #ILoveGreenwich. This year the funds raised from the 16th annual Walk/Run for Abilis will support new initiatives within Abilis that will support the over 800 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through their lifespan within lower Fairfield County.

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GoForPink with BCA Greenwich in October 💗

The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment, and a cure. To promote these goals, BCA invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for the underserved. BCA’s 25th Anniversary Luncheon and Fashion Show is Wednesday, October 20 and you do not want to miss this special celebration! #GoForPink

Shop, dine and celebrate with a series of fun events marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to support the work of Breast Cancer Alliance. Click here for details!

Fall Family Festival at Greenwich Historical Society

The Greenwich Historical Society represents Greenwich at its core—a town as firmly rooted in our nation’s past as it is in shaping its future; home to economic leaders from early farmers to Gilded Age barons, local merchants to global business trailblazers; committed to the arts—as the cradle of American Impressionism and the inspiration for artists, writers, designers, and architects. With its proximity to the rocky coastline and rolling hills, Greenwich is a New England village and New York suburb; global and local in its interests, perspectives, and influence.

Bring the whole family for a festive day on the beautiful Historical Society grounds to celebrate the Historic Cos Cob Art Colony, inspired by our current exhibition. Sing and dance with the Trummytones, compete in our annual scarecrow-building competition, paint en plein air like the Impressionists, and help create a community masterpiece. The Greenwich Historical Society welcomes donations of creative scarecrow-making clothes and accessories! Deliver to the lobby by October 8! Click here for more information.