UPCOMING EVENTS

IAMWILD Greenwich Grand Opening – April 25, 2019
 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:00 pm
IAMWILD Greenwich
202 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
 
IAMWILD Greenwich is a new space for living, events and experiences featuring bespoke Art, Furniture, Jewellery, Design and Photography.
 
Curated by:
Fabiana Mortari, Ligne Roset, HedgeFlow Design, Roberto Dutesco

Featuring The Wild Horses of Sable Island

At IAMWILD, we believe that art and beauty can create conversation, foster collaboration and transform conservation.
 
We are a global platform that empowers consumers and brands to help solve the most important problem facing humanity and protect our children’s future by connecting business and conservation, through art, products and experiences.
10% of all purchases in the space are donated to local and global conservation initiatives.

To Register – Click Here

River House Adult Day Center Silver Jubilee – April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019
6:30 pm
Riverside Yacht Club
 

Co-chairs Karen Grund and Leah Marmon joyfully invite you to the Silver Jubilee, an event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of River House’s Garden Party!

We hope you will join us at Riverside Yacht Club at 6:30 PM on Thursday, April 25th! The festivities of the evening will include cocktails, passed dinner, a silent auction, and music by special guest, DJ April Larken. This special event will honor Lori Ann Contadino, Director of the Commission on Aging for the Town of Greenwich and long-time friend of River House. Festive cocktail attire is encouraged!

All proceeds will contribute to River House program expenses including health services, therapeutic recreation, meals, and socialization for members, as well as respite and support for their caregivers.
 

For additional information, for questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, or if you would like to donate an auction item, please contact events@theriverhouse.org.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Silver Jubilee!

YWCA Greenwich Stand Against Racism – April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26th
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Greenwich Town Hall

This annual town-wide event accentuates the importance of combating bigotry and racism wherever it exists. The free public event is part of a national YWCA initiative in which more than 300,000 people across the United States take part in helping to advance the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and promote racial justice and civil rights.

Guest Speaker: Claudia Connor
The event is free and open to the public.
For More Information – Click HERE

To register your organization to be added to the poster, go to: www.ywcagreenwich.org/standagainstracism

For questions, contact Joan Mockler, Director of Communications and Racial Justice, YWCA Greenwich, at j.mockler@ywcagreenwich.org or 203-869-6501, ext. 104

Ability Beyond 2019 Gala – April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019
6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Amber Room Colonnade

1 Stacey Rd, Danbury, CT
All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s independent housing, community-based day programs and award-winning employment initiatives.
 
The event promises to be a fabulous evening with great silent and live auctions, raffles, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by the Eternity Band.
 
This year, our Gala will honor the Founders and Leadership of Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage with the Robert S. Young Humanitarian Award. We thank the dedicated individuals for their positive contribution to improving the quality of life of individuals living with development disabilities in the community.
 
Joseph and Sandy Clouse of Ridgefield, CT will serve as event co-chairs. They are longtime supporters of Ability Beyond. Joseph also serves as Chairman of agency’s Board of Trustee.

To purchase your tickets – Click HERE

2019 Co-Chairs: Toni Subramaniam, Sara Bartow, Barbara Harty

REACH Prep Annual Benefit Luncheon – April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us in celebrating REACH Prep’s 25th Cohort of Scholars and our independent school partners at the Annual Benefit Luncheon on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich! Early Patron tickets are now available and additional ticket levels will be available in February 2019.

For more information, click HERE!

Fashion & Bubbly Countdown Celebration for the 5th Annual Fearless Angel Project “Dancing with the Angels Gala” – May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mary Jane Denzer at the Ritz Carlton
7 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY
 
You are cordially invited to join The Fearless Angel Project Committee for a shopping experience at Mary Jane Denzer
to benefit “Dancing with the Angels Gala.” Personal appearance with famed knitwear designer Alessandra Vicedomini.

Find your dress for the gala or anything your heart desires. Dress attire for gala is white, silver or any shade of blue! 10% of all purchases will be donated to The Fearless Angel Project.

Kindly RSVP to alexandra@thefearlessangelproject.com

Mill River Park Collaborative Dinner in the Park Gala – May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:00pm
Mill River Park
 
Think Spring!  Please Save the Date, Thursday May 2nd, 2019 for our annual Dinner in the Park Gala. Join us for cocktails, dinner and music. This year, we will honor First County Bank & Reyno Giallongo and Bob & Pat Phillips for their enduring commitment to the Park. The evening promises to be one of fun and celebration.  We hope you will join us!
 
 
 
For any other questions on this event, please contact Nia Rhodes Jackson at nia@millriverpark.org.
 

A Curated Myx – May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019
4pm – 8pm
Myx Fitness
19 West Elm Street, Greenwich
 
A Curated Myx presented by The Winged Tree, Elisa Contemporary Art, and Myx Fitness. Offerings for Your Mind, Body, & Soul to support Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit based in Bridgeport, CT.
 
To join, please RSVP by April 29 – HERE
 
A Derby Affair  
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut Annual Spring Gala – May 4, 2019 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Wee Burn Beach Club
 
Honoring: Laura Weintraub Beck and Senator Richard Blumenthal
Click here for tickets: www.CGCDerby.givesmart.com
 
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut is dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens through treatment, education, and community support. 

The 2019 Preservation Leadership Award – May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019
5pm – 7pm
The Round Hill Community House

Please join us to honor lifelong resident and preservation advocate, Norma Bartol. Through her weekly Greenwich Time column, she has shared her love for our local history and the urgent need to protect it. With wit, wisdom and passion-from the 1972 fight to save the magnificent Pickwick Arms Hotel to the ongoing effort to preserve the timeworn Thomas Lyon House-Norma has been a constant source of inspiration!

To purchase tickets please click HERE

For further details please email Jo Conboy: GPTRUST0909@aol.com 
 

Center for HOPE 2019 Annual Luncheon with Mary Cregan – May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
11:30 am
Wee Burn Beach Club
6 Anchor Road, Rowayton
 
The Center for HOPE welcomes author Mary Cregan as the speaker for its 2019 Annual Luncheon. In her new book, The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery, Cregan recounts her long-term battle with mental illness and the tenacity she found within her self to rebuild her life from the ground up.
 
 Longtime Family Centers Board Member and former Board Chair Jan Dilenschneider will also be honored with the “Ray of HOPE Award.”
 
All proceeds from the 2019 Center for HOPE Luncheon will benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids, Family Centers’ programs offering counseling and support to residents of lower Fairfield County coping with a loss, a critical illness or life-altering circumstance.
 
Greenwich Historical Society Presents History in the Making Award to Honor Indra Nooyi – May 8, 2019
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Round Hill Club

On May 8, Greenwich Historical Society will present its History in the Making Award to Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra K. Nooyi during a special evening at the Round Hill Club.
 
Join us to recognize this important member of our community. Proceeds from this year’s event will support a major exhibition and public programs on the role of Greenwich women in the suffrage movement and the movement’s legacy today that will take place in 2019-2020.
 
VIP Ticket includes reception with Ms. Nooyi 6:00-6:30 pm, in addition to cocktails and dinner.

 For more information and to purchase your tickets – Click Here 

2019 Greenwich Leadership Forum Annual Dinner – May 8, 2019
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Tamarack Country Club
2522, 55 Locust Rd, Greenwich, CT
 
How did this accomplished singer, author, and Wall Street icon thrive in business with her motto, “we are blessed, so that we can be a blessing to others”? Join us May 8 as Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, shares her story, struggles, and successes.
 
Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00 pm.
Dinner and program begin at 7:00 pm.
Business attire please.
 
 

 

YWCA Greenwich Old Bags Luncheon – May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Belle Haven Club

Established in 2006, and a tremendous success since its inception, the Old Bags Luncheon features silent and live auctions of new handbags, designer bags and vintage bags, donated by designers, manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Proceeds exclusively help fund YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. 

For more information – Click Here

           Jim and Ginge Cabrera, Cathy and Jeff Dishner

YMCA of Greenwich A Night In Positano Gala – May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30pm
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

Honoring Jim & Ginge Cabrera
Honorary Co-Chairs Cathy & Jeff Dishner

EntertainmentDJ April Larken

For more information contact Elaine Grant – egrant@gwymca.org or call 203.869.1630 x112

To Purchase Your Ticket – Click HERE

Domus Surf’s Up! 2019 Gala – May 11, 2019
 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:00pm
The Tokeneke Club
 4 Butlers Island Road, Darien, CT
 
Join us for a fun, casual party right at the beach! Featuring signature cocktails, appetizers, elegant cuisine, live auction, dancing, and more…
 
 

Co-Chairs: Amanda Armstrong Wilson, Olivia Langston, Erin Glasebrook

An Evening in the Enchanted Garden – The 32nd Bruce Museum Gala – May 11, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Greenwich Country Club

The 32nd Bruce Museum Gala will honor Mr. and Mrs. William Fitzgerald, Tanya and Michael Grunberg, Jan Rogers Kniffen and Kathleen L. Metinko, and Barbara Netter for their commitment, leadership, and spirited generosity. Honorary Chair is Joe Gambino, VP General Manager, The Saks Shops at Greenwich. Corporate Honoree Saks Fifth Avenue will be recognized for its longstanding support and partnership with the Museum.
 
 
 
For more information or to receive an invitation to the 2019 Gala, please contact Becky Conelias: bconelias@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6745.

Greenwich Hospital Under the Stars 2019 – May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00pm – 11:30pm
Riverside Yacht Club
 
Honoring

The Warwick Family
Shreve Crump & Low / The Walker Family
Karen Santucci, MD

Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Glor, anchor, “CBS Evening News”

Entertainment
DJ April Larken
 
Event Chairs – Katie Fong Biglin, Andrea Sinkin Jaffe, Jennifer Turano
 
Support the Future of Greenwich Hospital. Your gift toward Under the Stars will impact Pediatrics and Women’s Health. The sky’s the limit!
 

For more information and to purchase tickets – click HERE

BCA 5k Run and Walk for Hope – May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019
8:00am
Starting at Richards in Greenwich
 
Join us for our annual 5K Run/Walk for Hope. Run or walk with us in Greenwich. Get fit with friends and family for a great cause! You can help fundraise for the cause once you register. Or just make a donation.

Children of the Fallen Patriots Inaugural NYC Gala – May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

The Inaugural New York City Gala gives Gold Star families and supporters of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation the opportunity to come together and celebrate the success of the scholars we aim to serve.

For more information contact – nyc@fallenpatriots.org or call 866-917-2373

Greenwich International Film Festival 

Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to
announce the 2019 Festival dates:
May 29 – June 2, 2019
Mark Your Calendars!

 

For more information – Click Here

 YWCA Greenwich Gala Celebrating 100 YearsJune 1, 2019 

Saturday – June 1, 2019
YWCA Greenwich
259 East Putnam Avenue

In honor of the individuals who have made YWCA Greenwich the community treasure it is today, we are planning a special celebration. A formal dinner will be served as well as the opportunity for guests to showcase their moves on the dance floor! A live and silent auction will be held, and the proceeds will go to raising funds for the programs and services at YWCA Greenwich.

Master of Ceremonies: Donna de Varona
Auctioneer: Bobby Valentine
Honoree: Jill Plancher
Honoree: Sandy Waters

 

For Information and To Purchase Tickets: Click Here

Breast Cancer Alliance 7th Annual 2019 Golf Outing – June 4, 2019 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The Golf Club of Purchase
 
To Raise Funds For Innovative Breast Cancer Research
 
11am – Registration & Lunch Buffet Opens on Terrace
1pm – Shotgun Start
5:30pm – Cocktails, Dinner Buffet, Prizes
 

 

 5th Annual Luncheon to benefit the Inner-City FoundationJune 5, 2019 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Belle Haven Club

The host of the Emmy-nominated popular PBS-TV series “You Are Cordially Invited,” Holly will be sharing with us a behind the scenes look at two of the most notable, privately owned homes in England: Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey!) and Blenheim Palace. While filming PBS television episodes at both homes Holly toured with The Countess of Carnarvon at her Castle and Lady Henrietta Spencer- Churchill, the eldest daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, at her childhood home, the grand Palace. From this very private experience, Holly will share what contributes to creating these timeless, classic interiors and offer simple secrets that you can use in your own home.

Click HERE for Tickets!

 

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Lake, Julie Graham, Lisa Errico, and Amanda Lynch Not pictured – Patti Fast

Family Centers’ 2019 Benefit Under The Tuscan Sun June 7, 2019 

 

For more information on Family Centers and Under the Tuscan Sun, please visit Family Centers or Contact Laurie Molner at lmolner@familycenters.org

 

 

 

 

98th GRTA Horse Show, Elegant Country Luncheon and Silent Auction – June 9, 2019

Sunday, June 9th
8:00 am
Held on the property of The Milliken Family
39 Pierson Drive, Greenwich, CT

 
This fabulous annual event has 3 different activities: the Horse Show, the Luncheon and the Silent Auction.   
    
We hope you will join us for this wonderful tradition, set on a backcountry estate in Greenwich and help support the GRTA mission to preserve, protect and promote open space. 
 
For more information please click HERE

 

Save the Date! LifeBridge Building a Brighter Future Gala June 12, 2019 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:00 pm
Country Club of Fairfield
936 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield, CT
 

Save The Date!
Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvre, live auction, and a night of LifeBridge impact.

To learn more, please contact Lori Goertz at (203) 368-5581 or lgoertz@lifebridge.org.

 

REACH Prep’s Junior Council Presents – I Love the 90s! June 14, 2019 

Friday, June 14, 2019
7:30 – 10:30 PM
Arch Street Center
Greenwich, CT

A totally rad fundraiser benefiting REACH Prep with great food, cocktails, dancing and your favorite ’90s trends.
A tribute to Bayside High, MC Hammer, snap bracelets, the Discman, 90210 and 25 years of REACH Prep!

Party like it’s “1994”, REACH Prep’s founding year, and get ready to sport your favorite ’90s styles!

 

To Purchase Your Tickets – click HERE

 

Bedford Playhouse Woodstock – Peace, Love & Playhouse – June 22, 2019
 
Save the date to celebrate – June 22, 2019
 
A party to support the Playhouse! Filled with amazing live music, decor, food and drink and groovy 60’s fun — daytime component for families — nighttime for the adults. More information to follow.
 
 

 

TRAVEL

Marvelous Montreal

20 Cool Things to Do in Montreal This Summer

It took my family weeks to stop greeting everyone at home with “Bonjour, Hello!” after five days in Montreal. It’s a bilingual city so everyone hedges their bets and uses both salutations, then continues the conversation in whatever language you answer in. This was just one way the city makes it easy for visitors. Montreal is clean and safe, the subways are easy to use (and kids ride free on weekends), people are friendly, it’s incredibly international, and there’s such an amazing number of things to do and neighborhoods to explore that five days didn’t feel like enough. Read More…

Mountain Trek – A World-Renowned Fitness+Hiking Experience in the Canadian Rockies

Strong. Active. It’s a state of being we yearn for. But in today’s tied-to-your computer/car/ iPhoneworld, it’s hard to achieve. Sometimes you just need to get away and refresh. That’s where Mountain Trek comes in—a celebrated fitness retreat in the spectacular mountains of British Columbia. This luxe, all-inclusive boutique bootcamp helps visitors detox, lose weight, and reduce stress in some of most breathtaking scenery in North America. Read More…

The New Poconos

The iconic image representing the Poconos has morphed from a couple sitting in a giant Champagne glass-shaped hot tub full of pink bubbles into kids careening down a water slide or snow tubing. The Pocono Mountains, about two hours from Fairfield County, are much more known now for family fun than kitschy honeymoons. Read More…

LIFESTYLE

Combating the Inevitable

“My favorite age is right now,” Kirsten Dunst. Let me preface… I live by a philosophy, that I can be strong and sexy at any age, and whatever it takes, I am determined to make that happen. Certainly, we cannot freeze time but we can continue to change our lifestyle choices to stay healthy and happy. Read More…

GIFF Profile: JENNA BUSH

Congratulations to GIFF Board Member, Jenna Bush Hagar on her new position as co-host of the Today show with Hoda Kotb.

She’s a TV news personality, editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, and the daughter of an American president. In-person she’s kind of like the girl next door. Jenna Bush Hager started out intending to devote her career to being a teacher, but along the way she wrote a couple of books and The Today Show came calling … and calling. “I loved teaching. I never thought I would leave,” says Jenna. Read More…

LOOK Faces of Philanthropy and HOBBS London Fashion: Janie and Lyle Gestal
Jumping in Feet First

When she returned to Greenwich after a 12-year absence, Janie Gestal was asked by a friend to serve on the board of the Inner-City Foundation. “I jumped in feet first,” says Janie. It didn’t take long for her grown daughter, Lyle to jump in right along with her. That’s the way it is with the Gestals: embracing life and challenges together at every turn. Read More…

LOOK Faces of Philanthropy: Adrianne Singer – A Greenwich Town Champion

Adrianne Singer’s touch is felt throughout Greenwich. It’s in the systems that help run the town’s government, in the transparency that keeps residents informed, in pioneering efforts to address domestic violence, and it’s in the countless lives she’s improved. Today, after decades of tireless commitment to the Town, Adrianne is being honored by Laurel House as a Greenwich Town Champion. Read More…

YMCA of Greenwich – Swimming to Success

The YMCA pool lies behind a shimmering glass curtain of windows. Stand close and you can almost hear the water splashing and laughter bubbling up. The swim programs at the YMCA is vibrant, thriving, and growing stronger. Home to the YMCA Swim School and the Marlins Swim Team, the YMCA has everyone in the pool. Historically, the Swim School and the Marlins program were not just separate, they competed with each other. Read More…

LOOK Health and Fitness: Rest, Recover, Repeat

Just last week, my 17-year-old son came home complaining of a pinched nerve in his shoulder. He is an athlete and rows all year round. Actually, I would say he is a newer athlete. He came into his own at 16. He has to row 5 days a week and weight train about three times a week. This sparked me to delve a little more into what we, as athletes (and that goes for all of us, even if you get on that Peloton three times a week), can do to properly rest and recover -so that whatever we do we do it well, and we are strong. Let me say, this research isn’t just for my son, it’s for me as well. Read More…

DESIGN

Gilles Clement, Interior Designer and Bon Vivant

I was born in Paris, France, into a family of artists. My parents, Serge and Marina Clement have been famous painters for as long as I can remember and lived in a Hotel Particulier where they were always organizing parties with friends who were movie directors, actors, painters, sculptors, industry heirs, along with fashion designers and cloth makers. It was sort of an urban jungle with guests like Milos Forman, Jack Nicholson, Joe Dalessandro, Grace Jones, Umberto Ecco…Read More…

PREtty FABulous ROOMS with Leta Austin Foster

Leta Austin Foster started her interior design business in Palm Beach in 1975. Her career quickly took off after Imogen Taylor of Colefax & Fowler spotted Foster’s design work, inviting her to London for an apprenticeship and hiring her to work for the label in Palm Beach. With access to a top-tier clientele, Foster became highly sought after and has since retained many of her client relationships for over 40 years. Read More…

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