Happenings & News

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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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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