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Wall Street music festival, a flea market and an architecture tour

Chris Yerinides & the Rough Edges headline the Wall Street Music Festival on Saturday. (Contributed)

NORWALK, Conn. – A Wall Street music festival Saturday, a flea market on Sept. 15 and the Norwalk Preservation Trust’s second annual tour of Norwalk mid-century modern homes on Sept. 22.
Wall Street Takeover – Music Festival and More, This Saturday, Aug. 17

On Saturday, August 17th, musicians, artists, performers, health trainers, and more will be taking over the Wall Street Area. Beginning at 3pm, there will be a series of free popup events at the Norwalk Public Library, following the themes of Music, Visual Art, Family, and Wellness. Activities will include indoor mini-golf, Lego car races, life sized Angry birds, and more.

The main event will take place at Wall Street Theater for a performance by four local bands, and tap takeover by Two Roads Brewing Company. Headlining the event will be Common Council member Chris Yerinides and his band, Chris Yerinides & the Rough Edges. An after-party will be held at Peaches, featuring Jacques Le Coque and the Mad Doctors.

There will be raffles/prizes available for show attendees, and all profits generated by ticket sales will be donated to the Norwalk Housing Foundation College Fund. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, for more information, visit http://wallstreettheater.com

 

‘Old-fashioned Flea Market’ returns to Mathews Park

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is holding its 12th annual Old-fashioned Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

Flea market enthusiasts will find some of the best deals in Connecticut and an opportunity to hunt, bargain, and buy at more than 70 booths selling antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, household items, clothing, toys, and specialty farm-to-table items, a press release said. The Mansion will manage a White Elephant table, highlighting items donated by supporters and offered to the public for as little as $1.

Food truck offerings will include Cousins Maine Lobster, recently featured on Shark Tank; The Chamo, serving Venezuelan beach cuisine; and Lucky Dog Food Truck featuring specialty hot dogs. A classic and antique car show featuring the Connecticut Seaport Car Club will entertain shoppers of all ages.

The Museum will be open for $5 mini-tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. The Museum has donated several booths to area nonprofits who will share their message and mission with attendees.

Vendor spaces are 10×16 feet and cost $75 per space. Food vendor booths are $150. Deadline is September 1. Email [email protected] for more information or call 203-838-9799 ext. 4.

 

 

More Mad Men Modern: Norwalk Preservation Trust 2019 Tour of Mid-Century Modern Architecture

The Norwalk Preservation Trust’s will hold the second annual tour of Mid-Century Modern homes in Norwalk on Sunday, Sept. 22. Participants will visit significant modern buildings and look more closely at the architecture that launched a new aesthetic.

It will include a home in Village Creek designed by Edgar Tafel, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright who worked on Fallingwater and Wingspread, among other famous projects. The itinerary will also feature Norwalk homes by Eliot Noyes and John M. Johansen, members of the famous “Harvard Five” group of modernist architects.

Tour attendees will travel in comfortable buses and enjoy a reception at the conclusion of the tour. Space is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting the Norwalk Preservation Trust website www.norwalkpreservation.org or calling 203-852-9788 for more information.

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