Happenings & News

Waveny Park Conservancy’s Inaugural ‘Tailgate’ Party and Fundraiser Draws Hundreds (New Canaanite)

October 17, 2016

The Waveny Park Conservancy’s inaugural fundraiser came off in high style on Saturday night, as an estimated 400 to 500 locals enjoyed the cherished park’s first-ever tailgate party under a full “hunter’s moon.” Town resident Joe Scarborough’s “Morning Joe Music” band played the balcony out back of Waveny House and had scores of the revelers…

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‘A Marvelous Destination’: Waveny Park Conservancy Pursues Project at Cornfields; Tailgate Fundraiser To Be Held Saturday (New Canaanite)

October 10, 2016

L-R: Brock Saxe, Bill Holmes, Bob Seelert and Keith Simpson stand in front of an antique car on Elm Street, ahead of the Waveny Park Conservancy’s inaugural fundraiser, to be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at Waveny. No tickets will be sold same-day and no one will be able to walk on for the fundraiser, which…

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Waveny Tailgate Party, with Morning Joe Music, to support Conservancy’s restoration program (NCAdvertiser)

September 13, 2016

The Waveny Park Conservancy announced that it will be hosting as its kickoff fundraiser a Tailgate Party on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Waveny Park. This special event, the first ever “tailgate” to be held at Waveny, is limited to the first 160 cars to register for parking spaces behind…

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Kudos to Waveny Park Conservancy (New Canaan Advertiser)

September 1, 2016

In just 14 months since organizing in June 2015, the Conservancy has become recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization, signed an operating agreement with the Town with regard to future restoration projects, has had five planned restoration projects approved in concept by the Park and Recreation Commission, raised substantial funds from board members…

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High Praise for New Trail at Waveny (New Canaanite)

August 25, 2016

The first project for the Waveny Park Conservancy is now complete! Since July, Hannah Socci, a rising senior at New Canaan High School and regular runner at Waveny, has been eyeing the new trail that workers began carving out of the hill that rises alongside a blind turn in the main road through the park,…

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Waveny Park Conservancy begins first improvement project – New Canaan Advertiser

August 2, 2016

Waveny Park Conservancy has a shovel in the ground. The first park improvement project for the one-year-old non-profit organization will create a 450-ft-long walking path alongside the entry road where the road curves up the hill to the left and approaches the mansion. The work officially began Monday, Aug. 1, and Conservancy board members gathered…

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First ‘Waveny Park Conservancy’ Project Imminent- NewCanaanite

July 12, 2016

The Waveny Park Conservancy is providing $27,515 for a contract with a Bedford Hills, N.Y.-based company to create a new 8-foot-wide trail that’s designed to help pedestrians stay off of the main road through the park at an especially dangerous, twisting section with limited sight lines for motorists. Read More from the NewCanaanite

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Waveny Book Launch and Celebration

April 3, 2016

The New Canaan Preservation Alliance and the Town of New Canaan are pleased to host a Waveny Book Launch and Celebration at Waveny House on Sunday, April 3rd, 3-5 pm. This family event celebrates the launch of the children’s book Waveny: New Canaan’s Treasure, written by Arianne Faber Kolb and illustrated by Nicole Johnson Murphy.…

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‘It Was An Amazing Place To Live’: Actor Christopher Lloyd Returns To Waveny House- NewCanaanite

April 3, 2016

It was a Fourth of July weekend, Lloyd recalled, and he was “sitting out in the field, and the fireworks were going off down near the parkway and I looked back and I saw all those faces and the people and they had a band playing and all kinds of barbecues going on.” Read more…

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‘This Is Really Exciting’: Conservancy Unveils Plan for Waveny Pond

December 19, 2015

Members of the private nonprofit group that formed to recommend, fund and oversee improvements to a portion of the grounds at Waveny on Wednesday night unveiled a dramatic plan to create a more visible, functional and attractive pond at the foot of the sledding hill. The Waveny Park Conservancy is calling for new trails, stream…

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