Howl & Prowl for Adopt-A-Dog

Costume party in the park on Greenwich Avenue to benefit our local animal shelter.

Photo credit: Anthony J Frisketti, Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Pet Pantry Warehouse is bringing Howl & Prowl back again this weekend after the event was canceled last year due to the pandemic. The pet supply retailer was established in Greenwich over 75 years ago and has seven locations throughout Fairfield and Westchester County. Still family-owned and operated, Pet Pantry regularly hosts community-based events and in-store partnerships with local non-profit agencies like the Greenwich United Way. These events help to raise money and awareness for causes that directly impact our communities.

This Sunday, October 24th head over to 290 Greenwich Avenue for FREE pet food samples from over 15 quality pet food vendors, enjoy FREE face painting and pet caricatures and enter a special Halloween costume contest to benefit Adopt-A-Dog, each entry is $20 and goes directly to the pet rescue shelter. The contest winner will receive gift certificates to Pet Pantry totaling $600.


Watch this video to learn more about Adopt-A-Dog! ⬇

Skating Rink Replacement Project

Greenwich’s skating rink is on Sue Merz Way on a site shared with the Strazza Field, across Western Jr. Highway from Western Middle School. The facility was built as an outdoor rink in 1971 and was designated as the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink in 1976. Incremental projects over the years added a roof, exterior walls, and spectator seating. The existing facility has a number of fundamental and critical issues, notably substandard ice size and inadequate, aging and non-code-compliant equipment, building systems and fixtures. The Town intends to build a new, high-quality rink facility on the property capable of serving Town users for the decades to come.

The public, Town‐owned site of 13.4 acres also includes the Strazza Field baseball diamond, a parking lot, a playscape, swing set, the Eugene Morlot Memorial Park, a wooded area, and a grassy hillside. The Eugene Morlot Memorial Park consists of 13 trees and a flagpole, each with a commemorative plaque. The Morlot Park was dedicated on Veterans Day 1989 in memory of alumni of Byram School who lost their lives in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. When the new rink is constructed, the Morlot Park will be preserved in its present location.

In the approved budgets for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the Representative Town Meeting and Board of Estimate and Taxation voted to provide funds to retain architects to develop preliminary plans for the new rink. After a competitive selection process, SLAM Collaborative of Glastonbury, CT was chosen as architects to design the new facility.

Click this link to view a preliminary schedule of milestones for the project!

Greenwich gets the holiday spirit, Greenwich Community Projects Fund


The lights are back and brighter than ever! Through the collaborative fundraising efforts of Greenwich residents, Sebastian Dostmann and Alyssa Keleshian-Bonomo of Greenwich Community Projects Fund (GCPF), lighting the trees in the town once again will grace the community this Holiday Season.

2021 brought a new initiative to expand the lights throughout the Cos Cob business district along with still making Greenwich Avenue merry and bright; Expanding the age-old holiday tradition to more community members, business owners, and spectators than ever before.

On Thanksgiving Night, the lights will be turned on along Greenwich Avenue, East Putnam Avenue from Church Street / Greenwich Avenue, and in Cos Cob. The lights will be up from Thanksgiving to the end of January 2022. Dostmann and Keleshian-Bonomo would like to thank all Greenwich residents, businesses, and property owners that help with fundraising efforts in 2020. They would like to thank donors in advance for their support this year with the 2021 lights. Additionally, they would like to thank the Office of the First Selectman, Fred Camillo, Rick Kral, and the Greenwich Parks & Recreation Tree Division for their gracious
support of the tree lighting effort and help in its execution.

GCPF encourages residents to go out and enjoy the lights this holiday season and supports all the wonderful local businesses and organizations throughout the Town of Greenwich.
For more information, visit Greenwich Community Projects Fund is a 501(c)(3) based in Greenwich, CT that raises money to support community-focused projects which have included the Cos Cob Park 9/11 Memorial as well as holiday lights in years past.

The Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library

Flinn Gallery enriches the Greenwich Library community and the public at large by presenting a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions and related programs.

Opening September for the 2021-2022 season. The Flinn Gallery is a non-profit, education-oriented exhibition space that presents art in all mediums from a wide range of periods, visions, and techniques. The Gallery Committee, comprised of over 50 volunteers (if interested in volunteering click here) Curating 5 – 6 exhibits per year from September to June. Each exhibition features an opening reception and related events. The Gallery attracts close to 10,000 visitors annually.

In 1928, librarian Isabelle Hurlbutt secured space and funding for a group of local professional artists (Greenwich Society of Artists) to establish a gallery in the original Greenwich Library on Greenwich Avenue, the current site of Saks Fifth Avenue. In 1960, the library moved to its present location on West Putnam Avenue, the former site of the Franklin Simon women’s apparel store, and was named the Hurlbutt Gallery, in honor of its visionary founder, Isabelle Hurlbutt. In 1999 the library was re-designed by architect Cesar Pelli. The state-of-the-art gallery moved to its current location on the 2nd floor of the Peterson Wing and renamed the Flinn Gallery in honor of Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn, The inaugural exhibit was Molly and Walter Bareiss – Sixty Years of Collecting.

Coming up, Not By The Book opening reception on Thursday, September 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Not By The Book, the first exhibition of Flinn Gallery’s 2021-2022 season, highlights the artwork of Shiela Hale, Chris Perry, Andrew Sovjani, and Erin Walrath, whose works celebrate the beauty and materiality of books. It also heralds the reopening of the Flinn Gallery and joyously welcomes the return of three-dimensional artworks to the space.
Co-curated by Flinn Gallery Members Leslee Asch and Kira Albinsky, Not By The Book will be on view from September 23 to December 8, 2021.

Thursday, September 23 is the opening reception of Not By The Book in the Flinn Gallery on the 2nd Floor of Greenwich Library from 6 to 8 pm. Please note that the gallery is complying with the COVID-19 protocol of masks required at all times. As a result, no refreshments will be served.

Opening Reception for Not By The Book