Tavern Garden Market returns to Greenwich Historical Society, ‘welcoming favorite vendors again’

The first Tavern Garden Market of the season is on view at the Greenwich Historical Society’s historic Cos Cob campus at 47 Strickland Road.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The market will feature homewares including locally sourced organic produce, farm-to-table, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods, flowers, gifts, fashion accessories, jewelry vintage, crafts and eco-friendly beauty products.

Shoppers will have plenty of opportunities over the next six months to take advantage of the Tavern Garden markets, which will be held on alternate Wednesdays until November 2.


“Our first season last year was a great success for our vendors and the community, far exceeding our expectations,” said Daniel Suozzo, the historical company’s special events manager. “We are once again welcoming favorite vendors and a host of new ones, as well as hosting specially curated events to entertain and delight attendees in their support of local growers, producers and artisans.

“A stroll through our campus’ colorful gardens, followed by a stop at the museum store and artists’ cafe for a snack will complete the sensory experience,” he said.

For more information and a list of vendors, visit greenwichhistory.org/event/tavern-garden-market-1/.

May 4 will offer visitors the opportunity to do Mother’s Day shopping, as ‘the silhouette lady’ will be selling personalized gifts there, including hand-cut silhouettes of family members and pets. She will also book an appointment for her Cos Cob appearance at thesilhouettelady.com/shop or by calling 203-869-6899, Ext. 12. Purchasers must specify Greenwich Historical Society on their forms.

Additionally, during the May 4 and May 18 markets, the Greenwich Historical Society will be offering tours of the Bush-Holley House in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. According to the company, “market attendees will have the opportunity to learn how Japanese art and culture was understood and imitated by American artists at the Cos Cob Art Colony.”

Visitors will get an introduction to the life and work of the late artist Genjiro Yeto, a Japanese immigrant who attended the Holley Boarding House and established a career as a successful illustrator of books for American audiences. There will be guided tours on these dates at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Tickets for tours are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. Space is limited, so people should book ahead online. For more information, visit greenwichhistory.org/event/japanese-art-and-culture.

Downtown

The City of Greenwich’s focus on COVID-19 has not faded as it urges residents to get vaccinated and boosted.

To that end, the city will hold a booster clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 4 at City Hall.

The clinic will offer the Moderna booster shot. Appointments, which are required, can be made by visiting https://guest.vams.cdc.gov/?jurisdiction=CT and selecting “COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose”.

Visits without an appointment will not be permitted. Proof of vaccination and ID will be required.

According to the city, according to FDA guidelines, people can receive their first booster five months after their last primary shot if they took Moderna or Pfizer and two months if they received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

People ages 18 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a second Moderna booster at least four months after their first booster.

Additionally, adults 50 or older can also get a second Moderna or Pfizer booster. And those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are between the ages of 18 and 49 can receive a second booster if it has been four months since their initial vaccination.

People between the ages of 18 and 49 who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised are not yet recommended to receive the second booster.

“Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Greenwich Department of Health is urging residents, especially those who are immunocompromised, to pay close attention to their personal needs to protect themselves and their families ( such as masking and social distancing) from COVID-19 disease,” a statement from the department read. “The BA.2 subvariant is highly contagious, so it is easily transmitted from person to person, especially in the household, in crowded areas, indoors and outdoors.”

Old Greenwich

As residents return to their gardens for spring, the Garden Club of Old Greenwich will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7.

A community tradition, the sale attracts buyers from across the city.

This year’s sale will not take place at its usual location at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, which is slated for demolition.

The sale will take place at 38 West End Ave., which is the same site as the Old Greenwich Farmers Market.

It will feature annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables as well as “treasures grown with love” from club members’ gardens. There will also be items for sale that would make great gifts for Mother’s Day, May 8.

“The plants from this sale will help people make their gardens irresistibly beautiful,” the club said.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund club projects including the upkeep of the butterfly garden at Greenwich Point, the footbridge garden on Post Road and the gardens at Old Greenwich Station and the town center of the village.

Additionally, the sale will support the club’s junior community and garden therapy programs at Pathways in Cos Cob and Hill House in Riverside.

Countryside

Kids in Crisis supporters are invited to the nonprofit’s annual gala, which returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be held on May 6 at the Greenwich Audubon Center, with the theme “Backcountry Safari”.

The event, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Kids in Crisis, was organized by co-chairs Dominick Miciotta and Jason Smith. It will be hosted by Denis LaPolice and Greenwich resident and host Jodi Applegate.

Kids in Crisis, which is based in Cos Cob, is open 24 hours a day to provide emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. crisis, including domestic violence, mental health issues, homelessness, substance abuse, or economic hardship.

“For more than 40 years, our gala has provided a significant portion of the funds we rely on to serve more than 5,000 children in need each year,” said Shari Shapiro, Executive Director of Kids In Crisis.

“It has been a huge loss not to be able to hold this event since 2019. Kids In Crisis has never closed its doors throughout the pandemic and we are seeing firsthand the devastating effects this pandemic is having on children,” said she declared.

“Our work is more important than ever. We welcome the opportunity to reunite our strong community of supporters again, celebrate the incredible work of the Kids In Crisis staff, and raise funds to fund vital Kids In Crisis programming throughout Fairfield County,” Shapiro said.

For more information on tickets as well as subscription, sponsorship and publicity opportunities, contact Alon Marom at amarom@kidsincrisis.org.

To purchase tickets or donate to the auction, visit https://kicgala2022.givesmart.com.

Kids in Crisis has set a goal to connect with 25,000 additional children and families in need before the end of 2025. For more information, visit www.kidsincrisis.org.

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