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Events that occurred in the past

2018 Annual Cookout at Weed Beach
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weed Beach Cookout
Thursday, June 14, 5-8:30 p.m.
$35 per person. All inclusive.
Wine, beer, soft drinks, water.
Reservations required.
If you have not paid, do so now. Alex knows who you are.
Contact Alex Garnett
(203) 273-7403
23 Middlesex Road
Darien, CT  06820
Menu
Appetizers: sliders, shrimp cocktail, cheese platters
Entrees: salmon, steak, grilled chicken
Side dishes: pasta salad, potato salad, grilled veggies, roasted potatoes, salad
Dessert: sheet cake, brownies
Entertainment
Guitarist Rob Smith

Kevin Peraino to speak in honor of Joe Sexton, May 10, 2018, 6:30PM

Mel Krugman and the Ferguson Library are holding a lecture in honor of Joe Sexton at the Harry Bennet Branch May 10, 2018 at 6:30.

Kevin Peraino will be the featured speaker.  Kevin Peraino is the author of “A Force So Swift : Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949”

 

 

Town of Darien Spring Cleanup Saturday April 21, 2018, 8 a.m.

“We will meet at 8 a.m. this Saturday in the parking lot behind the Gofer Ice Cream store, 1020 Boston Post Road,” reports Jack Fitzgibbons, chairman, DMA Community Services.

Trash bags, sanitary gloves and pickup sticks will be handed out to everyone.

“We also will take a group photo of DMA members before starting,” notes Jack.

Traditionally, DMA cleans up at the train station, the nearby parking lots and along Mechanic Street.

It usually takes about an hour and a half to do the job.

For questions, contact Jack Fitzgibbons (203) 274-5811 or jpfitz@earthlink.net.

Clothing Drive for Hudson Link, May 2, 2018 before our meeting

As you can imagine, for someone who has been wearing prison greens for years, proper civilian clothing is a must and is sorely needed. (New York, which is not atypical, gives a released inmate only $40 and a bus ticket home.) This year’s drive will take place on Wednesday, May 2. Just bring those gently worn items (suits, ties, shirts, pants, sweaters, coats, etc.) that’s been clogging up your closet to the DCA parking lot before our meeting on May 2; a Hudson Link van will be waiting to take it to the Hudson Link office in Ossining, where it will be Ossining office where it will change someone’s life. It will be much appreciated!

Trip to New Britain and Hill-Stead Museums April 27, 2018

The New Britain Museum of American Art has 8,300 paintings, sculptures, photographs and illustrations by American artists, including Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, with particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School and American Impressionism.

Following the included lunch at the museum, the group will go on to visit the Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Conn.

Alfred Pope was among the earliest American collectors of French Impressionism, building his collection between 1888 and 1907, when this movement was still new and considered radical to the public and critics alike. The paintings at Hill-Stead reflect Pope’s discerning eye, personal aesthetic and discriminating collecting style. Set on 152 hilltop acres, this unique Colonial Revival home contains masterpieces by Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, along with notable works by Mary Cassatt, Edouard Manet, James McNeill Whistler and others. This makes the collection at Hill-Stead one of the most significant in the United States.

Bus departs DCA parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Return by 6 p.m.
Cost is $85 per person; includes lunch.
Contacts are:
Chris Snyder, csnydereco@gmail.com
Alex Garnett, aypgarnett@gmail.com

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: darienhistorical.org

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, tfbraryton@gmail.com
Chris Snyder, csnydereco@gmail.com

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 dgdevere@optonline.net.

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.

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 jpfitz@earthlink.net

 

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

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