Town Events

In keeping with the Chamber's mission of “Connecting The Community With Commerce” this Calendar was created to allow member businesses and New Canaan based non-profits to promote their upcoming events to the public. The Community Calendar is a local resource for all residents and visitors and has quickly become one of the most visited pages on the site. Events can be submitted via the link below and will be reviewed and posted within 24-48 hours.
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June 2020

New Canaan Library Presents Virtual Concert: Live from London, Performance by Renowned Pianist Andrew Armstrong and Musical Colleagues

June 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Andrew Armstrong has delighted New Canaan Library audiences with countless performances over the years, and now brings his and his colleagues’ exceptional talent directly into homes.

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Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni to Discuss Latest Book The Long Journeys Home, via Live Webinar from New Canaan Library

June 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The first in the Library’s three-part series, “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology.”

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“The Ridgefield Skeletons” Is Second Lecture in New Canaan Library’s Exploring Connecticut Archaeology Series

June 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Nick Bellantoni and Scott Brady will discuss the 2019 discovery and excavation of human skeletal remains from the basement of a historic home in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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Sculpture Soirée

June 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$25

Virtual opening celebration of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail

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‘Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios’ presented via Webinar by Valerie Balint as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library

June 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A live webinar by curator and author Valerie Balint, speaking on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios network that stretches across the country, and her newly published guidebook.

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New Canaan Library’s “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology” Series Wraps Up with The Contact Period in Connecticut: Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s

June 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s.

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July 2020

“Edith Farnworth’s Reconsidered” presented via Webinar by Nora Wendl as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library

July 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A live webinar by artist, writer and architect Nora Wendl, speaking on the Farnsworth House and its owner, Dr. Edith Farnsworth.

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New Canaan Library: Lawn Maintenance During Drought, with the CT Agricultural Experiment Station

July 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Natural, low maintenance ways to keep your lawn healthy during dry times.

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ArtScapades at New Canaan Library Continues “The Road to Modern Art” Series with the Talk “Fauvism and Beyond”

July 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Exploring the beginnings of Modern Art, starting with two artists – Henri Matisse and André Derain

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A Chance To Unpack

July 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Free

A Live Zoom Webinar series designed to hold taboo discussions unpacking the experiences of ABC scholars within affluent white spaces; with the goal of formulating concrete actions to improve inclusivity for all.

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A Chance To Unpack

July 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Free

A Live Zoom Webinar series designed to hold taboo discussions unpacking the experiences of ABC scholars within affluent white spaces; with the goal of formulating concrete actions to improve inclusivity for all.

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A Chance To Unpack

July 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Free

A Live Zoom Webinar series designed to hold taboo discussions unpacking the experiences of ABC scholars within affluent white spaces; with the goal of formulating concrete actions to improve inclusivity for all.

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August 2020

Women & Money Roundtable at New Canaan Library: “How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets.”

August 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Easy-to-follow discussion on how to make sense of today’s financial markets.

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“Making Wine, Cider & Mead: A Beginner’s Workshop,” is Live Webinar Presented by New Canaan Library

August 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

For those who’ve considered learning how to make their own wine, cider or mead, but didn’t know where to begin, New Canaan Library offers the solution from local resident and winemaking hobbyist John Kriz

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September 2020

Talk Saves Lives

September 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

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New Canaan Library Presents Live Webinar from Jeanine Cummins, Author of Bestseller American Dirt

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join New Canaan Library in welcoming Ms. Cummins as she speaks about her book, via Zoom

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Six-Part Series “The Start of Change: Addressing Racism,” is Presented Collaboratively by Four New Canaan Organizations

September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A six-part series, designed to bring our community together in developing a common understanding of the history, policy and experiences shaping present day discussions of race.

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New Canaan Library offers Webinar from Yale Science Communication: A Gut Feeling – Microbes and Their Outsized Impact

September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The ways these microbes impact our daily lives and may lead to new breakthroughs, from the food we eat to potential brain-altering effects.

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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: “Regarding Paul R. Williams,” Presented by Janna Ireland

September 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ireland’s compelling book is a photographic exploration of the work of Paul Revere Williams, the first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi River.

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October 2020

New Canaan Library Presents Webinar with Bonnie Tsui, author of Why We Swim, Joined by Matthew Busse of New Canaan YMCA

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An immersive and eye-opening perspective on swimming and on human behavior itself.

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“There’s No Place Like Home for Your Plants – Especially in Winter!”

October 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

create a friendly environment in which indoor and overwintering plants will thrive

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Exploration of French New Wave Cinema, by Professor Nicholas Paige via New Canaan Library Live Webinar

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Unique lecture by Professor Nicholas Paige, PhD. Professor Paige will provide a brief introduction to French New Wave cinema.

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New Canaan Library offers Webinar on Modern Etiquette, with Author Myka Meier of Beaumont Etiquette

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How to approach life with social poise and ease.

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Get Zoom-A-Fied! New Canaan Library Hosts Webinar on Looking Your Best When Video Conferencing

October 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Tips and techniques to eliminate the fear of a Zoom request!

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“The Impact of Discrimination in Housing,” is Final Session in Community Series, The Start of Change: Addressing Racism

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How does housing in Connecticut stand in terms of open access and freedom from discriminatory hurdles?

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Library’s HOT BOOK Discussion Examines Bestselling Author Erik Larson’s Latest Book, The Splendid and the Vile

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An exploration of bestselling nonfiction author Erik Larson’s latest release, The Splendid and the Vile.

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November 2020

“Trials of the Salem Witches” to be Presented by Rachel Christ, Via Live Webinar from New Canaan Library

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A live webinar on the topic of the Salem witch trials.

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Land Trust Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker, Professor Gerald Torres

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

An excellent opportunity to learn about the many ways that the Land Trust is engaging the New Canaan community in the conservation and stewardship of open space.

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Medicare & You: Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Q & A to answer all of your questions about Medicare.

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December 2020

New Canaan Library Presents “Coping with Covid Stress,” A Conversation with Dr. Michael Groat, Chief Clinical Officer, Silver Hill Hospital”

December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Coping with not only the stress of Covid, but the upcoming holidays and the prospect of more social isolation?

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What’s Next: Post Election Racial Healing

December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

How can I navigate the racial dynamic?

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“Recycling Food Scraps in New Canaan” Presented via Webinar from New Canaan Library, in Partnership with Planet New Canaan and the Town of New Canaan

December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How New Canaan is breaking this cycle through the Food Scrap Recycling program at the town’s transfer station.

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“In the Stacks,” New Canaan Library’s Newest Music Series, Debuts with Holiday Music from Michael-Louis Smith

December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A live virtual concert by Michael-Louis Smith, one of the Library’s most popular performers, strumming holiday favorites amongst the book collections!

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January 2021

January Series “Presidential Trappings: First Ladies, Inaugurations, Libraries, and Ballot Design” Presented by New Canaan Library and New Canaan Museum & Historical Society

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An overview of the role first ladies of America have played from 1789 to the present.

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Toddlertime Nursery School Virtual Open House

January 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

We invite you to join us for a discussion about our exciting, innovating and active learning experiences in a secure and nurturing environment.

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ArtScapades at New Canaan Library Starts New Year with Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A discussion about how the leading Mexican muralists, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, had an impact on the African American artists working during this period.

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Professor Ronald Schurin Explores the History of Inaugurations in Session Two of “Presidential Trappings,” Presented by Library and NC Museum & Historical Society

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An examination of the four categories that our 62 inaugurations fit into-- ritual of orderly transition, moment of reassurance, sign of dramatic change—or something else?

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New Canaan Library’s “Presidential Trappings” Series continues with “The Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidential Papers and the National Archives”

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An in-depth discussion will cover the famous Roosevelt Presidential Library (the nation’s first Presidential Library), as well as the history of the Presidential Library System in general.

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Library’s “Movements in Cinema” Series Explores Italian Cinema of the 1960s, Presented by Professor Michael Cramer

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An exploration of the various factors and influences that produced some of Italy’s most renowned and artistic films.

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“The Art of Ballot Design Throughout History,” presented by Author and Graphic Designer Alicia Yin Cheng, Concludes Library’s “Presidential Trappings” Series

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Exploration of US ballots from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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“The Real Queen’s Gambit,” True Stories of International Chess Master and Coach, is Presented by New Canaan Library via Live Webinar

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This program will take you into the real world of competitive, high-stakes chess.

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February 2021

New Business Series, “The Story of Startups,” is Presented by New Canaan Library and New Canaan Chamber of Commerce

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A four-part business series aimed at those considering new business ventures and pivots

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The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden with Roy Diblik

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Roy Diblik is a recognized perennial plant expert, grower, designer, speaker and author.

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ArtScapades at New Canaan Library Presents “The Great Art Migration, From The South to Harlem” via Webinar

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A look at the lives and works of four African American artists who were working around the turn of the 20th century.

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“Walks Across Continents,” Travel Adventures Talk by Barney Loehnis is Presented via Webinar from New Canaan Library

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A fascinating talk to satisfy one’s wanderlust.

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Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library: “On Pandemic Domesticity”

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

How the design, function, and meaning of the home might alter in a post-pandemic future.

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State of the Airline Industry in 2021

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$50

A special lecture from David Neeleman.

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Yale Science Communication Presents “How to Build an Earth: Just Add Water,” via Webinar from New Canaan Library

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Pondering one of science’s greatest mysteries.

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March 2021

“Telling Stories through Architecture: Landscape and Meaning in the Buildings of Brooklyn” as Part of New Canaan Library’s “One Author New Canaan” Community Read

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An exploration of the architecture of Brooklyn which is the setting of Jacqueline Woodson’s stories

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New Canaan Library’s William Attwood Memorial Lecture Presents Cynthia Miller-Idriss, PhD, Author of Hate in the Homeland

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Dr. Miller-Idriss will speak about her most recent book, Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right, and conclude the talk with a moderated question and answer session.

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“How We Say Goodbye: Funerary Traditions Around the World” is Presented by New Canaan Library as Part of March 2021 “One Author New Canaan” Community Read

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A discussion about Funeral rites around the world and their cultural significance.

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