Category: Events (page 1 of 7)

Events are unique, or annual, occurrences that provide singular opportunities for entertainment or education.

New Britain Museum of
American Art and
Hill-Stead Museum trip
April 27, 2018

Save the date. Bryan Hooper

Hockey Game Bridgeport Sound Tigers Pre-game Buffet, March 10, 2018

May 12, 2018, Saturday – trip to Teddy Roosevelt’s home, Sagamore Hill, (Oyster Bay) and Vanderbilt’s

Save the date.  Tom Brayton

“Long May She Wave” at the Darien Historical Society, Thursday, February 8 at 7:30PM

The Darien Historical Society’s current exhibit is called “Long May She Wave” — the chronological evolution of our Flag. It features a number of genuine historic flags, plus many more replica flags from the pre-Revolutionary War era to modern times.

The Society has invited the DMA for a free Curator’s Tour for Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. It includes the major flag exhibit and two smaller exhibits (flag photos and Historic War-Time Darien Love Letters). The tour is open to members of the Darien Men’s Association and their significant others.

The “stars” of the show are the Society’s antique flags, but there is also a timeline presentation included that highlights the key historical events in Darien as the Flag evolved.

There is also have a mini-exhibit of a local man’s collection of flag art photographs. After 9-11, this became his passion and he has exhibited and traveled all over the country in search of people celebrating the red, white and blue.

In the house museum, we have in addition a collection of Revolutionary War-era love letters written to a woman who lived in Middlesex Parish.

See more info at the Society’s WEB Site:

Joe Spain

“Beautiful” The Carole King Musical March 9, 2018

“Beautiful, The Carole King Musical,” tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music — she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, “Beautiful.”

Friday, March 9, 2018

11:45 a.m.

Lunch at the Union League Cafe.
Three-course meal in a private room.

2-4 p.m.

New Haven Schubert Theater, one block from lunch.

$110 per person

Includes lunch and show tickets. Drinks extra.

Tickets very limited and are on a first-come, first-paid basis.

Transportation to New Haven is by car and ridesharing. Parking is available at the theater, 247 College Street, New Haven.

For information, contact:

Tom Brayton,
Chris Snyder,

NBC Sports Group & Chelsea Piers Thursday, December 7, 2017 10 a.m.-11 a.m. NBC Sports Group Guided Tour

This has been reschedule due to a conflict.   Dec 7th is the new date.


NBC Sports Group & Chelsea Piers
Thursday, December 7, 2017
10 a.m.-11 a.m. NBC Sports Group Guided Tour

11 a.m.-Noon Chelsea Piers Guided Tour

12:30 p.m. Lunch The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s

Lunch is $36 payable in advance.
Make check out to DMA.

Contact: Denny Devere at

NBC SPORTS ~ 1 Blachley Road in Stamford ~ 203-356- 7000
Take Boston Post Road south past the Exit 9 light on the NY Thruway which then becomes E. Main Street. Take left at the first light onto Blachley Road a short distance to signs for NBC Sports. Park in front of NBC Sports.

THE WATERS EDGE AT GIOVANNI’S ~ 2748 Boston Post Road in Darien ~ 203-325-9979
Exit NBC Sports/Chelsea Piers complex and go straight to E. Main Street. Take a right onto E. Main Street heading north past the Exit 9 light. Just past the second light you will find Giovanni’s on the right. There is plenty of parking.

2017 Check the Lights on Town Holiday Wreaths

Thursday November 9th we will be check the lights on the holiday wreaths. We will be meet at 9 AM behind the town hall. Last year we replaced about 195 lights and hope to pass 200 this year. The whole project takes about an hour and a half (the more people who show up the faster the work).

We will have a signup sheet at the Wednesday meetings but all are welcome to attend. They even provide free coffee and donuts.

Good community project and a good time.

Any questions see Jack Fitzgibbons at


We fixed the holiday lights for Darien,
Wreaths from boxes we were a carry’en.
Replacing bulbs, fixing bows, blowing fuses
We did our job with no excuses.

So remember well the seven elves of DMA,
Working in the cold that November day,
We ask no praise, we did our task
But next year we might bring a flask!

DMA Christmas Party – December 13, 2017

2017 Memorial Day Parade

2017 Letter Carrier Food Drive – May 13th

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is the largest drive for Person-to-Person (P2P) in Darien. It keeps the food pantry stocked in the summertime and last year enabled P2P to feed 3,000 families.

The food drive starts when letter carriers deliver bags and shopping lists to 6,000 Darien residents who leave bags of groceries at their mailboxes the morning of May 13.

Volunteers are needed to pick up the groceries for delivery to Person-to-Person, where the food is unloaded, sorted and shelved.

The day begins at 10 a.m. at Person-to-Person at 1864 Post Road, Darien, adjacent to St. Luke’s Church.

Drivers with their own SUV, minivan or truck, along with a “jumper,” are assigned a specific postal route to follow. The jumper picks up the food left at residential mailboxes.

The vehicles return to Person-to-Person to be unloaded by volunteers who sort and shelve the food in the Person-to-Person pantry.

Help also is needed to set up tables and signs at the start of the day.

You can select any task and two-hour time slot convenient for you.

A hot dog lunch will be served by Masonic Ivanhoe Lodge No. 107, Darien.

2017 Annual Cookout at Weed Beach
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Join us for a gourmet Sunset Picnic at Weed Beach on Thursday, June 15, 2017,5:00-8:30.

No food to bring just come and enjoy. Family and friends are welcome.

Just $35 per person – A great value which includes Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Scrumptious Appetizers, Chicken, Salmon, Beef and many sides plus great desserts.


Our picnic last year was a huge success and we expect this year to be even better!

Catering provided by Valvala’s Deli & Catering

Appetizers : Sliders, Chips with Salsa and Guacamole, Shrimp,  Salad,  Cheese & Crackers

Dinner: Salmon, Chicken, Beef

Dessert: Sheet cake, Cookies. Fruit

PLUS! Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks and Water

DSCN4382_1080 Socialize with your friends and make some new ones while eating gourmet food and enjoying music by a talented one-man band, Rob Smith.


RAIN DATE is June 16, 2017

Any questions contact Alex Garnett


DMA Trip: Ellis Island National Park
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ellis Island National Park
Lunch on site

Board bus 7:15 a.m. at DCA

Bring a picnic basket or purchase lunch at the Ellis Island cafeteria.

To sign up, contact:
Chris Snyder at (203) 858-7232
or email

Here is a video about Ellis Island:


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