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Saturday, July 6, 2013

New Canaan Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale - 2013

The 2013 New Canaan Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale is scheduled for July 20, 2013. It will run from 9 am until 5 pm.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Canaan July 4th Celebration - 2013 Family Fourth

This year's New Canaan July 4th celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4th at Waveny Park.

The New Canaan "Family Fourth" is always one of the premier events in town. Activities include picnicking, live music, food & drink stands... and of course, tons of fireworks!

The town will mail out ticket applications in May/June or you can purchase online from the town website (when tickets become available).

See you there!


7/4/13 Updates

  • July 4th Weather - Looking like a sunny day. Hot (high 80s) and humid.
  • Directions - According to the town website, "Waveny Park will open at 5 pm. All cars must enter through the main gate on South Avenue. Lapham Road will be closed to all traffic. Entry passes must be displayed on your windshield. Pedestrians should enter the park from the High School area. Parking is not permitted on the roads adjacent to the park." 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Canaan Holiday Stroll 2012

The 2012 New Canaan Holiday Stroll starts on Friday November 30th.

According to the Chamber of Commerce, "The annual Holiday Stroll kicks off Friday night with holiday caroling on Elm Street and the arrival of Santa Claus on Old Faithful Fire Engine.  Santa helps light the holiday trees that line picturesque downtown and stores stay open late."

Despite being "officially" reopened today, the New Canaan branch was forced back into using bus service due to the slippery tracks.  

Here is the MTA explanation for the slippery tracks: 

"In autumns past, you may have heard our train crews mention "slip-slide" to explain minor service delays. This condition is created by a slimy substance left by crushed leaves on our rails that gets even more slippery after it rains.

When a train attempts to speed up or slow down, this gelatinous "slime" can cause the wheels to slip or slide along the rails. In severe cases the train will automatically make an emergency stop, because the on-board computer system perceives "slip-sliding" as excessive speed. And this slip-sliding and braking can also create flat spots on the train's wheels, forcing us to take much-needed equipment out of service for repairs."
For more, please read this Stamford Advocate article.