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Greenwich beach season opens Saturday

Memories of cold and icy winter nights are a thing of the past and it’s time to hit the beach. It’s not just Memorial Day weekend in Greenwich because tomorrow is also the official launch to the beach season in town. Greenwich Point and Byram Park are opening for the season on May 23 right […] [Read More]

Crooner D’Agostino to bring classic style to Baldwin Park Wednesday

Fairfield County-bred crooner Steve D’Agostino will bring his repertoire of standards to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Wednesday in this week’s installment of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Wednesday night performance series. Pulling from the “Great American Songbook” and the style of Dean Martin and  Frank Sinatra, D’Agostino has spent 20 years honing his vocal […] [Read More]

Machete-wielding park worker arrested for Byram assault

Greenwich Police have arrested a 70-year-old town parks employee following a violent, machete-swinging outburst against a fellow worker at Byram Park Friday morning. Basil Passerelli, of Homestead Lane, allegedly snapped during a workplace argument, pushing and grabbing another employee by the throat while a small group of witnesses looked on. Passerelli is now facing charges […] [Read More]

Salt water taints Great Captain Island water supply, bottled water urged

Thinking about catching a few rays on Great Captain Island this summer? You best pack a water bottle. Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Greenwich coastline, Parks and Recreation officials are blaming the storm for the infiltration of salt water into the Great Captain Island water system, rendering formerly potable […] [Read More]

Town seeks donations for fireworks show

The town is asking for donations from residents and corporations for a longer Fourth of July fireworks show. “Our annual fireworks display will be held Saturday, July 5th at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park,” reads a flyer titled ‘Get a Bang for Your Buck.’ “We are seeking donation to increase the length of each […] [Read More]

WWII-era song and dance troupe to play Byram Park

Break out that poodle dress and dust off your brogues. Wartime song-and-dance troupe the Glamour Girls Swing is set to hit Byram Park on June 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an evening of swing standards from the 1940s and 50s. While the show may feature USO-ready classics by The Andrew Sisters and […] [Read More]
Karen Valencia of Greenwich gets her octopus kite into the air during the Greenwich Department of Parks & Recreation and the Greenwich Arts Council kite-flying festival at Greenwich Point, Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2012.

Kite Flying Festival set to soar April 5

The skies are blue and the winds whipping, and that certainly  means one thing: it’s  kite flying season. The Greenwich Arts Council and the Department of Parks and Recreation will ring in spring this Saturday, April 5, with their annual Kite Flying Festival. Starting at 11:30 a.m. on the Greenwich Point beach, residents are encouraged […] [Read More]

Skate Park opening day postponed due to weather

If you were hoping to ring in the spring early with a little shredding, you may out of luck. Initially planned to reopen for 2014 this Sunday, March 9, the skate park at Rodger Sherman Baldwin Park will stay closed for another three weeks, Parks and Recreation officials have announced. Due to snow and other […] [Read More]