Happenings & News

Tree planting at Waveny for Arbor Day — Proponents hope the first of many

May 10, 2018

Celebrating planting a tree that was donated to the town by Almstead Tree Co., in Waveny Park are Chris Schipper of Waveny Park Conservancy; Chad Yvon of Almstead; Brock Saxe of Waveny Park Conservancy; Erik Valenzuela of Almstead and Isaac Taylor of Almstead giving a thumbs up.
— Grace Duffield photo

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Waveny Park Clean Up Effort by Town and Local Non-Profits for Annual Clean Your Mile Week (April 16-22)

May 9, 2018

WPC “Clean-up Crew”- Board members Bill Holmes, Caroline Garrity, Bob Seelert, Arianne Kolb, Chris Schipper, and volunteer Phil Ives (not pictured- took photo). In the Triangle area leading up to the house, we amassed 5 large piles of debris for the Town to pick up.

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Magical Evening Celebrating 50 Years of Waveny Park!

January 5, 2018

It was an evening to remember- everyone who attended the Waveny Park Conservancy’s Golden Gala on December 2nd at Waveny House will never forget this magical evening. This momentous event commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Waveny being entrusted by Ruth Lapham Lloyd to the Town of New Canaan and raised funding to continue to fulfill the mission of the Conservancy to restore…

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2nd Annual Tailgate Party

August 17, 2017

Tickets are still available for Waveny Park Conservancy’s second annual Tailgate Party on Saturday, October 7th, 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm in Waveny Park. This fun event will be held at Waveny and is limited to the first 160 cars to register for parking spaces behind Waveny House. Each car registration includes tickets for up…

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Waveny Park Conservancy Cornfields Update

March 18, 2017

After unanimous approval from all New Canaan town commissions, the Waveny Park Conservancy has applied for a special permit to begin the improvements to the cornfields. This is one of WPC’s top five projects.  The cornfield improvements will become possible through a major grant of funds and expertise by the Jeniam Foundation.   Read the…

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Waveny Park Conservancy Golden Gala Kickoff

March 8, 2017

On March 1st, the conservancy hosted a Kick off Cocktail Party at Waveny House to announce its first major fundraiser, the Golden Gala on December 2nd, 2017. at Waveny House. An update of Waveny Park Conservancy projects was presented and fundraising plans for the Gala were announced to major donors and  town and community partners of the…

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Waveny Park Conservancy Receives Unanimous Approval for Trails and Cornfields!

March 1, 2017

The Town of New Canaan Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously to accept the three project goals presented by the Waveny Park Conservancy slated to begin this year! Bill Holmes, Vice Chairman of the Board of WPC and Keith Simpson, Board member and Landscape Architect for the Conservancy, presented the designs, costs  and  confirmed payments…

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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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