Save the date. Tom Brayton
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: darienhistorical.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: NBC SPORTS & THE WATERS EDGE AT GIOVANNI’S
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.
Belmont Park is a major Thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in Elmont, New York, just outside the New York City limits.
It first opened on May 4, 1905. It is typically open for racing throughout May and June and into late July, and again from late September through late October.
It is world famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes, known as the “Test of the Champion”, the third leg of the Triple Crown.
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies.
It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry.
Midshipmen (as students at the Academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship’s administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.
A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States. Built by renowned financier and railroad baron LeGrand Lockwood between 1864 and 1868, the Mansion, with its unparalleled Gilded Age interiors and furniture, illustrates magnificently the beauty and splendor of the Victorian Era.
Downton Abbey has audiences visiting this landmark often asking about its servants and their lodgings.
The Mansion‘s domestic servants’ rooms “equal the chambers of a ﬁrst class hotel,” said The New York Sun in 1869.
LeGrand Lockwood’s forward-thinking spirit behind these quarters offered momentary repose from the physical demands of a seven-day work week and 10-hour shifts for those living under the same roof as the family. By following the servants’ paths through the mansion. visitors will experience three distinct worlds—public, family. and service—and the social etiquette strictly enforced during the mansion’s seven decades as a private residence.
The Whitney Museum of American Art – known informally as the “Whitney” – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named.
The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Its permanent collection comprises more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,000 artists. It places a particular emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists for its collection as well as maintaining an extensive permanent collection containing many important pieces from the first half of the last century. The museum’s Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for younger and less well-known artists whose work is showcased there.
The Spice Market Restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District is a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant that serves gourmet food in a casual atmosphere.