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Music and fireworks in the air; a ribbon cutting and a gala fundraiser

The Air National Guard’s Band of the Northeast from the 193d Special Operations Wing in Middletown, Pa., will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Calf Pasture Beach (rain site is Norwalk Concert Hall).
The Air National Guard’s Band of the Northeast from the 193d Special Operations Wing in Middletown, Pa., will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Calf Pasture Beach (rain site is Norwalk Concert Hall).

 

Once AroundNORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk takes a break to celebrate the birth of the nation with an Air National Guard Band of the Northeast concert Wednesday night, then music and fireworks over the weekend at Calf Pasture Beach and in Rowayton. Recently, a former Westport restaurant staple celebrated its move to Norwalk, and the Norwalk Senior Center held its annual gala to raise money for its social services.

 

Fireworks to fly at Calf Pasture Beach and Rowayton

Norwalk’s annual Independence Day fireworks show is scheduled for dusk on July 3 at Calf Pasture Beach (rain date July 5).

And while the rockets don’t launch until sundown, the entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. with “The Amazing Andy Show” for the kids.

At 6 p.m., you can “Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo,” and, a 8 p.m., take a tour of Margaritaville with “Jimmy & The Parrots” Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band. The band will perform before and after the fireworks

The RCA Fireworks display will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Bayley Beach and will last approximately 30 minutes.

To kick off the evening, the RCA Summer Music Festival presents Rowayton’s own MOJO!, starting at 5:30 p.m.

For parking at Bayley Beach, vehicles with a Bayley Beach sticker will be admitted and a $40 special event parking fee will be collected from non-residents. The parking lot is expected to fill up early. For Bayley Beach rules and regulations, visit the Sixth Taxing District’s website.

For more info on parking and access
to Bayley Beach, click here.

For more information on this event,
 contact Harrison Dunne at 646-705-2290.

If the event is rained out, it will be held Sunday, July 5. In the event that the Norwalk’s fireworks on Friday, July, 3, and Rowayton’s fireworks on July 4 are both rained out, Rowayton’s fireworks will be moved to Monday, July 6. If the weather looks questionable, check the RCA website for updates.

 

Bogey’s makes Norwalk debut after 17 years in Westport

Bogey’s Grille & Tap Room held a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 25, led by Mayor Harry Rilling and restaurant owners, John and Jim Stablein and Kevin Rusch. The Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held a speed networking event at the location as well that evening.

Mayor Harry Rilling helped the owners of Bogey's celebrate their move to Norwalk.
Mayor Harry Rilling helped the owners of Bogey’s celebrate their move to Norwalk.

After 17 years in Westport ended after Hurricane Irene flooded the restaurant, Bogey’s moved to its Norwalk location at 2 Wilton Avenue – the former Ash Creek Saloon.

The interior is an early American, Scotland and Ireland golf motif in the dining room and vintage photographs of pub storefronts in the Tap Room. An oval bar adorns the center of the room and tables in sunny nooks around the perimeter, which was a natural fit for the Hispanic Chamber to host a membership drive/speed networking event.

“We really enjoyed the collaboration with John, Jim and Kevin for our second networking event”, said Mariella Castagent, president of the GNHCC. “It gave us an opportunity to bring our membership together to celebrate the relocation of Bogey’s Grille and welcome them to the Norwalk community.

The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (203) 957-8686 and ask for Managers Dina Weitz and/or Molly Lanute.

 

Senior Center Board fundraiser supports Meals on Wheels

The Norwalk Senior Center held its annual gala, “Swing into Summer,” at the Norwalk Inn, featuring entertainment by Tony Masi and the Collection with a swing dance demonstration performed by Maria Fiora.

The Senior Center’s Board of Directors holds this event annually to raise money to help fulfill its mission to provide social services and home-based nutrition services to those that are unable to cook for themselves. Each day, an average of 225 people visit NSC’s 11 Allen Road location, while an additional 40 people utilize the bi-lingual, multi-cultural Norwalk Senior Center South, in South Norwalk. Both centers offer a wide variety of educational and leisure programs.

Each year, Senior Center “Meals on Wheels” volunteers deliver over 22,000 nutritionally balanced meals based on the specific dietary needs of our clients. In addition, the Center itself provides a daily luncheon program for well over 50 seniors in its two locations.

Larry Cafero served as auctioneer and accented the entertainment with his Norwalk born-and-bred comedic stylings at the Senior Center gala.
Larry Cafero served as auctioneer and accented the entertainment with his Norwalk born-and-bred comedic stylings at the Senior Center gala.

 

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