Mayor’s Night Out returns, art in the garage, church prepping for opening

Once AroundNORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling will host a Mayor’s Night Out from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in the Norwalk City Hall Community Room.

Department Heads and elected officials are invited to attend to answer questions and field comments about city services and programs from Norwalk residents.

Maritime Garage Gallery ‘Flux’ Exhibit Opens Sep. 29th

The Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery opens a new exhibit, “Flux,” with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. The exhibit will run Sept. 29 through Jan. 4.

The “Flux” exhibit represents art with the theme of states of constant change; flow, melt, unrest, volatility.

Exhibiting artists include Mary Anne Border of Ridgefield, Amy Lee of New York City, Brett Masterson of Stamford, Christine Newkirk of Darien, Sandy Gennrich of Stamford, Charmaine Rawsthorne of Norwalk, Scott Springer of Westport and Viorica Ghetu-Vuono of Norwalk.

The exhibit is all about movement and emotion.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is in the Maritime Parking Garage at 11 North Water St., directly across from the Maritime Aquarium. The Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative in collaboration with the Norwalk Arts Commission. The program is an effort to support art in public spaces. The Gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 203-831-9063, or visit the website.


Rehabbed historic church grand opening set for Oct. 18

Macedonia Church will open its new facility Sunday, Oct. 18, at 39 West Ave. The 7,280-square-foot yellow brick structure was built in 1897 and is now listed on the State of Connecticut Register of Historic Places.

Since purchasing the building in May 2014, Macedonia Church has been busy renovating the church, taking special care to maintain its historic integrity.

Founded in 1978 by the late Rev. Dewitt Stevens Sr., Macedonia Church has been serving the Norwalk Community and its surrounding areas for more than 38 years. According to the Rev. Dewitt Stevens Jr., congregants have worshiped in the basement of the founder’s home, at Jefferson School, a daycare center on Bartlett Avenue, the Masonic Temple in East Norwalk, on North Main Street, and most recently the second floor of the building at 70 South Main St.

“We’re very excited about this new facility,” said Stevens. “It will allow us to expand our ministry, add new programs and activities and better serve our community.”

The grand opening celebration will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, with a processional march from the current facility to the new location.

The Consecration Service at 39 West Ave. will begin at 5 p.m.

Services will continue at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20. As part of the three-day grand opening celebration, the church will feature Bishop Donnie Graves and gospel singer and Grammy Award-winning Evangelist Twinkie Clark.

The public is invited to attend the celebration and open house. For more information or to register to attend, visit the church’s website or contact the church office at (203) 853-6061.


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