Events

Abilis Raises $400k with Virtual Spring for Abilis Gala

Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, held its annual Spring for Abilis annual fundraiser on May 2. This year’s event was held virtually, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and pivoted from the planned in-person gala to a virtual Sing & Dance Party hosted by fitness and dance superstar Billy Blanks Jr. The event featured Billy Blanks Jr., and celebrity guests from the Broadway and dance worlds who all joined in support of Abilis and encouraged those at home to sing and dance along. More than $400,000 was raised for the organization — a record for Spring for Abilis — which will use the funds to provide continuity of services and new programs that the Abilis families rely on.  read more...

‘Walk with Chalk’ Town Wide Event

On Friday, June 5 (rain date Friday June 12), the Developing Artist Program, funded through a grant from The Greenwich Alliance for Education, will host a town wide event. The event, ‘A Walk with Chalk – making connections one line at a time’, will have students around town draw a line as they walk towards their school, a friend’s house, Town Hall or the Boys & Girls club. Participants can use their own chalk or curbside chalk pick-up on: Tuesday, June 2 – all middle/elementary schools with lunch pick-up locations – Route 1, 2 and 3, and Wednesday, June 3 – GHS, 12:30 to 1 p.m. read more...

ICC Kids Provide Relief Supplies for Healthcare Workers

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Kids launched a mission to provide relief supplies to area healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the name “India Cultural Center Kids Love You,” the ICC kids, ranging in ages 5 to 13, set up a GoFundMe page that raised $1,900. The fund provided drinks and energy snacks for local healthcare providers at both Greenwich and Stamford Hospitals and Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). read more...

Voting in the 2020 Elections Discussion with Town Registrars

In light of the ongoing pandemic in Connecticut and around the country, many people in our community may be wondering what effect it will have on our elections, on voting and on the upcoming primary in Connecticut. To help explain the changes and current status of elections, Greenwich Library has partnered with League of Women Voters Greenwich (LWVG) and the Greenwich Registrars of Voters to hold a virtual discussion with Greenwich Registrars Fred DeCaro III (R) and Mary Hegarty (D). read more...