The Historical Society will hold its first Tavern Garden Market of the season at its Cos Cob campus, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With special events and all things “at home”, there will be something for everyone, including delicious local organic produce, farm-to-table, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods , flowers and unique gifts, fashion accessories. , including vintage jewelry and crafts and environmentally-sourced beauty products.
The market will continue on Wednesdays alternately until November 2.
Special events for the May markets:
- The ‘Silhouette Lady’ offers personalized gifts for Mother’s Day
Just in time for Mother’s Day gifts, Deborah O’Connor will delight with her unique hand-cut silhouettes of family members and pets. Seated appointments are recommended and walk-ins are welcome if space permits, or a right-facing photo can be created on site on May 4and Event. For more information on the different silhouette options, visit: https://thesilhouettelady.com/shop. Greenwich Historical Society must be specified on order form and payment made to May 4 Tavern Garden Market. To schedule an appointment for custom silhouettes, call Daniel Suozzo at 203-869-6899 x12.
- Japanese Art and Culture: Bush-Holley House Tours in Honor of Asian Heritage Month
Market attendees will have the opportunity to learn how Japanese art and culture were understood and imitated by American artists at Cos Cob Art Colony and receive an introduction to the life and work of the artist Genjiro Yeto (1867-1924), a Japanese immigrant who attended the Holley family boarding house and embarked on a career as a successful illustrator of books for the American public. Guided tours take place on May 4and and 18and at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. and include self-guided access to the Greenwich Historical Society Museum Galleries. Tickets are: $10 adults, $8 seniors. Space is limited. Please call 203.869.6899 to reserve in advance. Walk-ins depending on available space. Payment due on arrival. For more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/japanese-art-and-culture
“Our first season last year was a great success for our vendors and the community, far exceeding our expectations,” the Historical Society’s director of special events, Daniel Suozzo, said in a statement. “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 the colorful gardens of our campus followed by a stop at the museum store and artists’ café for a snack will complete the sensory experience.
Tavern Garden Market vendors include Bear Creek Farms whose award-winning blooms covering eight varieties of peonies and beautiful dahlias can be pre-ordered for pick up at the market.
There is also a wide variety of delicious locally sourced food and bakery vendors, including Double L Market, Versailles Farm, Do-Re-Mi Farms, Marrow of the Aggressors, Oronoko Farm, Molly & Mags, The cheese guyand Wave Hill Breads.
Also expect distinctive suppliers of fashion and home entertainment accessories covering Workshop 36the Sakonett River Company., Studio Brooks Works, LLF Studio, Cynthia Alexander and clean beauty supplier Beauty Counter.
Proceeds help support the arts and educational programs of the Greenwich Historical Society. For more information and dates of all markets: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/tavern-garden-market-1/