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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Annual Member Day
July 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for our first annual member day, with experiences for all ages to enhance connection with Grace Farms’ architecture, landscape, and each other. Programs include complimentary architecture tours, meadows walks, open arts studio, and exploration and art-making with artist Hillary Waters Fayle.
Grace Farms Members are invited to reserve tickets to join us for a day of free activities in celebration of our vibrant and growing Membership community! Find what interests you the most in the day’s schedule below.
10am-4pm | Imagination Playground Build skills, solve problems, and make friends using an innovative system of large-scale, lightweight blocks that encourage fun and learning through curiosity-driven play, designed by Rockwell Group in collaboration with the New York City Parks Department and Kaboom.
10am-11am | Nature Exploration Join an exploration of the native landscape with artist Hillary Waters Fayle.
10:30am-11:30am | Grace Farms Tour Explore the River, a meandering glass building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA, and four site-specific installations commissioned specifically for Grace Farms by artists Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, and Beatriz Milhazes. The tour ends with complimentary tea in the Pavilion.
10:30am-11:30am | Open Arts Studio for Families Think, play, and create! Children and families are invited to spend time together experimenting with new materials and art-making techniques during this facilitated program series. Recommended for families with children ages five through ten.
11:30am-12:30pm | Nature Exploration Join an exploration of the native landscape with artist Hillary Waters Fayle.
11:30am-12:30pm Open Arts Studio for Families Think, play, and create! Children and families are invited to spend time together experimenting with new materials and art-making techniques during this facilitated program series. Recommended for families with children ages five through ten.
1pm-5pm | Tea in the Pavilion Enjoy quiet conversation and tea in Grace Farms’ Pavilion with a 360-degree panorama of our 80-acre preserve.
1pm-2:30pm | Native Meadow Walk Join us for a guided walk through our meadows and walking trails with Grace Farms Foundation nature experts. Discover the process behind our ongoing meadow restoration and learn about the importance of restoring native meadows and nurturing the habitat where pollinators like bees, butterflies, and birds thrive.
2pm-5pm | Artist Workshop with Hillary Waters Fayle Drop in for a hands-on art-making workshop with artist Hillary Waters Fayle, using found materials from the native meadows at Grace Farms.
Grace Farms Members enjoy a 20% discount on programs and events. Learn more about Membership.
Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives — nature, arts, justice, community, and faith — and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.