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Black Rock Farmers Market

The Black Rock Farmers Market is located at 481 Brewster Street in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT. Black Rock Farmers Market is a producer-only market featuring locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs, bread, meats, jams, pickles, syrup, honey, coffee, tea, prepared foods, beauty care products, pet supplies, flowers, local artisans, vintage finds, weekly musicians, yoga classes, and the cutest vintage doughnut trailer in town, plus a real life rooster! SNAP/EBT, WIC, Farmers Market Checks, checks, cash, credit/debit accepted. When you spend your SNAP/EBT $1= $2 at the Market. The Market takes place every Saturday starting June 18 – October 15 in 2016 from 9am to1pm with a year-end Harvest Hootenanny on October 29 from 1-5 pm. (Sadly, no pets allowed are allowed on the field.)

Black Rock is nestled on the western edge of Bridgeport. It has the vibe of a nautical seaport town that harbors an eclectic group of passionate folks from the locals who sport their own t-shirts to hip artists, musicians, young families and retirees.

In our neighborhood, culture is everywhere and inspires everything. You can find it on Fairfield Avenue at the Burroughs Community Center where the non-profit organization “Our Woven Community” teaches refugee women sewing skills to create one of a kind bags, purses and scarves. You can taste it in our diverse restaurants, from the kebabs at the Turkish cafe Bereket to the tres leches cake from the Mexican panderia H&H Bakery, from the maple bourbon baby back ribs at Walrus + Carpenter, to the beer tastings at Aspetuck Brew Lab. You can hear it in the bars and clubs, with local musical talent at the Acoustic Café. You can see it in the attractions, from the sprawling seawall walkway at St. Mary’s by the Sea, to the tall ships at Captain’s Cove Seaport.

Featuring an ever-changing array of local vendors with everything from handmade soaps to doughnuts, from locally grown vegetables to freshly baked pies, from artisanal cheese to homemade ice cream, the Black Rock Farmers Market is the hottest part of the melting pot that is Black Rock. Once you step onto the field that serves as the market’s backdrop, you find that you’ve stepped away from the bustle of the avenue to a serene place, almost back in time. The community comes together as friends reconnect, families take time to picnic under a tree, perfect strangers play chess or parents can create a craft with their children. It harkens back to a time when folks knew the people who grew their food, when babies were pulled in little red wagons and when people slowed down to carefully think about their 

INFO Saturdays 9am-1pm, St. Ann Field, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport

Rock Out for our Vets!




Get ready to rock out for our Vets!

TO BID Click "SkyBox Fundraiser" on the top left tool bar. Then click on any box to bid on tickets. Each box is for 2 TICKETS unless noted otherwise. (Bidding starts at $200 for 2 tickets) Bidding will end on July 4th. 


  • Dinner Buffet (Menu TBD)
  • Beer Sponsor (TBD)
  • Free-style seating in the comfort of our lounge (first come, first serve, seats for every guest)
  • Tickets to the Blackout after-party
  • Special View of Stage
  • Private Bar
  • Early Access to Skybox
  • Private Bathrooms

 On August 27th, legendary Black Sabbath will be hosting their "The End" Concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT! This will be the last and final concert tour for Black Sabbath! Don't miss out on their very last concert in CT for the greatest metal band of all time! These tickets are for the luxury Skybox Suite and Lounge of the arena! Great view of stage, free-style seating, private bar, dinner buffet and more! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Save-A-Suit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports veterans in need! Join us for a rockin' night of Black Sabbath all for a great cause! For more information about the charity visitwww.saveasuit.org ! QUESTIONS? FILL OUT FORM BELOW OR CALL US (203)456-6801

INFO ALL, http://biddingowl.com/blacksabbath

2nd Annual Fairfield University Antique & Classic Car Show

On Saturday, August 6, 2016 the Connecticut Seaport Car Club will present the 2nd Annual Fairfield University Antique & Classic Car Show at the beautiful Fairfield University Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. The show runs from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There is no cut off year and all show cars are welcome. The paved show field is easy to get to from exit 22 (North Benson Road) off I-95. Just follow the signs to Barlow Rd and then the signs inside the university campus.

This show supports several area charities and features dash plaques and great goodie bags for the first 200 registered show vehicles. There will be great food expertly prepared by the Port 5 Naval Veterans, the music of DJ Seth Carley, lots of trophies, prizes, Kathy’s Good Humor ice cream truck, a 50/50 raffle, vendor’s area and much, much more!

The show car fee is $15 on the day of the show. Online pre-registration is available at www.ctseaportcarclub.com for $10. Vendors can also register at the club’s website.  There is also an area set aside for loading and unloading show cars from trailers.

The spectator’s entry fee is $5, but students with ID and children under 12 are free. Plus there is plenty of free parking so bring the whole family and enjoy a great day enjoying the classics of the American highways.

Fairfield's First Selectman, Mike Tetreau will be on hand to present the First Selectman’s Choice Trophy.

To honor America, Bridgeport’s Port 5 Naval Veterans Color Guard will conduct a flag raising ceremony at noon.

The rain date for the show is Sunday August 7.

INFO 9am-3pm, Fairfield University Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT

Newtown Yoga Festival

The fourth annual Newtown Yoga Festival featuring renowned yoga personalities, Elena Brower and Gwen Lawrence will take place on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from 9am – 4pm at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose St., Newtown, CT. Suggested donation, $30. Children under 16 FREE! Register online at www.newtownyogafestival.org.

This year will offer both familiar and new additions including, Didgeridoo, tai chi, journey dance, the infamous “yoga buffet,” hoop and children’s yoga, silent auction, a multitude of local artisans and food vendors, and the community class with Elena Brewer and Gwen Lawrence which will be accompanied by Garth Stevenson. Garth is a film composer and double bassist. The festival will conclude by offering relaxation with crystal bowls led by Grammy nominated artist Jennifer Zulli, an experience which compelled one of last year’s attendees to proclaim, “If there’s a heaven, that’s where she took me!”
Contact Information:
Suzy DeYoung – suzyd440@gmail.com 203-731-7557
Karen Pierce - karenjpierce@earthlink.net 203-470-6969
INFO 9am-4pm, NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose St., Newtown, CT

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides of Westport
Sunday, October 16, 2016 10 a.m.
Sherwood Island State Park

Nobody fighting breast cancer should have to walk alone. When you donate to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, you’re helping save lives through groundbreaking research and early detection. You’re providing patients, family and caregivers with access to 24/7 critical information and support. When you donate to the American Cancer Society, you’re providing a hand to hold to someone who desperately needs one. Make a real difference for countless people fighting breast cancer and donate today at MakingStridesWalk.org

INFO 10am, Sherwwood Island State Park, Westport, CT

WILLIAM RAVEIS RIDE + WALK CONNECTICUT William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut


William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut







William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance will host the second annual William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, on Sunday, October 16 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This family and community fundraising event includes a 5K walk, a 12-mile or 25-mile bike ride, and a children’s 100-yard dash.  Following the walk, rides and dash, there will be food, music and kids’ activities.


One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Damon Runyon identifies the brightest early-career scientists with innovative research ideas and provides them with funding to pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.


Registration begins at 8am and participants will start at 8:30 a.m.  Just prior to the start, there will be a celebration of the cancer survivors and Damon Runyon scientists who are participating in the event.

The minimum fundraising amount for adults is $250. Minors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult and have a $25 fundraising minimum.


Participants can register for the event before October 10 at raveisridewalk.com or http://www.raveisridewalk.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=504, and the fundraising window closes on October 30. The web site also includes fundraising tips and tools, information about the scientists, and photos and video from 2015.


In 2015, more than 500 people participated and volunteered in the inaugural Ride + Walk, raising more than $500,000. With the funds raised, the William Raveis Charitable Fund created two fellowships for emerging scientists at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Aaron Viny, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Yi Yin, PhD, of Harvard University received four-year grants to pursue new breakthroughs in cancer research.


About William Raveis Charitable Fund

Since its founding in 2004, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has raised over $2 million to support communities across the Northeast that are impacted by cancer. Their focus is on the advancement of cancer research and programs that offer cancer patients and their families’ physical and emotional support during treatment. In 2015, the fund partnered with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which provides young scientists with the funding to pursue their boldest, and most innovative ideas to prevent, diagnose, and treat all forms of cancer. With the $500,000 raised at the inaugural Ride + Walk events, Raveis was able to fund two very deserving scientists with the “William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships.”




Date:                                     Sunday, October 16, 2016


Location:                              Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, Conn.


Time:                                     7-8 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. event starts


Beneficiary:                        Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation


Web site:                             raveisridewalk.com


Media Contact:                 Kriskey + Lane Communications
                                                Marni Lane, marni@kriskeylane.com
                                                Susan Kriskey, susan@kriskeylane.com

INFO 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn