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.”

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waveny-lloydScenes from Waveny House on April 3, 2016, for the launch of “Waveny: New Canaan’s Treasure,” a children’s book by Arianne Kolb with illustrations by Nicole Johnson Murphy. The event was attended by the actor Christopher Lloyd, who grew up at Waveny from a very young age until he was in his late-20s, when in 1967 his mother Ruth Lapham Lloyd gifted the buildings and grounds that now form Wavey Park to the town. Credit: Eden Lucien Photography