Where Westport Meets the World


Thursday, September 19th
5:30pm - 8:30pm 
Workpoint - Stamford

Indulge in freshly concocted Bloody Marys and hard-earned lessons from notable food and beverage startups!

Leading marketers across food, operations and innovation will discuss how they’re finding “white space” in the crowded $7.2 billion U.S. food and beverage industry. 

We'll kick off at 5:30pm with wine, Bloody Marys and hors d’oeuvres and fun giveaways!

Bring a friend and you both may win!  We're giving away: 
  • One-Year AMA membership
  • Bose portable bluetooth speaker
  • Victorinox laptop shoulder bag
At 7pm our panel of marketing experts will begin to unveil secrets:

Alejandro Lopez, founder and president of Toma Craft Cocktail Mixers, a three year-old company benefiting from an open niche in premium cocktails - the mixers that make up 75% of premium beverages.  


Christine Sullivan, business consultant with Connecticut Small Business Development Center for numerous food/bev clients with a focus on business plan development, financial analysis and projections.


Phil Del Guidice, partner at Coastal Seafoods Inc. and former VP Operations at Foodbuy USA. 


Bryan Mattimore, co-founder at Growth Engine Innovation Agency. Bryan is a specialist in new product, service and concept development with expertise in the food and beverage space.


Ben Kunz, moderator. Ben is president of the American Marketing Association Southern Connecticut and EVP at Mediassociates, a media planning, buying and analytics agency focused on predictive modeling for marketing results.


Tickets are $30 ($20 for members) and include apps, wine and beverages. Bring a friend and register to win great prizes while you're here!


Hosted by the American Marketing Association Southern Connecticut and presented by Mediassociates.

Second Annual: Night at the Haunted Historical Society

Our beloved signature Halloween Event is back with spooky scenes and scary stories from Westport’s actual history. Join us on Sat., Oct. 26, from 6 to 10 pm to play ghoulish games, purchase sinister souvenirs and take some petrifying photos before taking a guided tour through the haunted house! 

Note that this event discusses spooky history in an interactive theatrical setting. While family-friendly, please use discretion when including younger children, recommended for children 7+. Each tour lasts 20-30 minutes and will feature dark spaces, we recommend close toed shoes.

Online pre-registration $15 for individual members, $20 for non-members or families of four $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended, register online at www.westporthistory.org call (203) 222-1424 x5.  

Month-long Spooktober tickets are also available online.

Please park your brooms across the street behind Town Hall or in the Avery lot. You may enter the Haunted House using the basement door to the right of the Myrtle door, signage will point in the direction if you dare! 


Family Creep Fest at Westport Historical Society!

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 am to 4 pm for a Family Creep Fest!  Embrace your scary side and start the spookiest month of the year off with a fright! Take a ride on our horse drawn hay wagon, have your future revealed by our fortune teller, decorate pumpkins with paint or stencils, hear a reading from Spooky Hollow and enjoy food and games for the whole family! Costumes are encouraged. All events on the museum grounds. 

Online pre-registration $15 for individual members, $20 for non-members, Families of four $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers additional family and individual pricing. Reservations are recommended, register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5. 

Month-long Spooktober tickets are also available online.

Please park your brooms across the street behind Town Hall or in the rear of the Baldwin parking lot. Entrance on Elm Street, Avery Place and the museum are accessible via staircase. You may enter the fest through the white tent placed on our brickwalk on the Myrtle drive side.


Mr. Washington Irving Reading: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Join us at Westport Historical Society on Wed., Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, for an event as part of our Spooktober events!

The ghostly apparition of Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, has been resurrected for a special reading of his frightful tale. Hear his famous story with light refreshments before discussing the piece and its impacts with Irving himself. 

There is no charge for this event however reservations are recommended; register online at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.  

 Month-long Spooktober tickets are also available on our website.


Westport Woman's Club - Join us for a New and Prospective Member Reception on September 25, 2019

Women of all ages interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club are invited to a wine and cheese New Member Mixer on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in our historic clubhouse, located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.   Please drop by to learn more about our club and its opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers.

You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  We look forward to meeting and partnering together to make a difference in our community, and to have fun in the process.  Unable to attend the September 25 reception?   Prospective members wishing to learn more about the WWC or have a tour of our clubhouse may contact Membership Director, Robin Clark, at rclark@westportnational.com or the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 to register.

The Westport Woman’s Club is one of just two women’s clubs in Connecticut with its own clubhouse.  We offer rentals of this historic property for meetings, weddings, performances, social events, fundraisers, bar/bat mitzvahs, memorials and special family celebrations.  These public-private partnerships generate revenue for the club’s numerous annual grants to non-profits and scholarships within the local community. 

The Westport Woman's Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.

Additional information about the Westport Woman’s Club may be found online at http://www.westportwomansclub.org

A Night at the Museum: A Benefit for Westport Historical Society

Save the date for the annual benefit held on September 28th, 2019 at the Westport Historical Society and on Veterans Green!

Join us from 6 to 10 pm to celebrate all we’ve achieved in the past year and help us launch our exciting new future.  Enjoy specialty cocktails, live music, gourmet food and a Westport-experience themed silent auction and so much more. VIP sneak preview of our brand new exhibit.

Bid Early On Our Silent Auction

Proceeds from this fundraiser to benefit exhibits & educational programs!

Tickets are $150. Register online at www.westporthistory.org. 

Exhibition Series: The Air We Breathe

Exhibition Insights Fiction Book Discussion Series begins Tues., Oct. 1 from 3 to 4:30 pm.

A new series! Join a docent-led tour of our current exhibition followed by a book discussion to gain greater insight into the historical context of the exhibit. Professional moderator Kelle Ruden will lead the book discussions. 

In the fall of 1916, America prepares for war―but in the community of Tamarack Lake; the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium. Prisoners of routine, they take solace in gossip, rumor, and―sometimes―secret attachments. But when the well-meaning efforts of one enterprising patient lead to a tragic accident and a terrible betrayal, the war comes home, bringing with it a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment.  

Before our discussion, tour our new exhibit Taking the Cure to explore public health in Westport’s two sanitariums and how the country managed the welfare of its citizens. 

This program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended. Reserve your space at www.westporthistory.org or by calling 203-222-1424 ext. 5. Donations are appreciated and can be made on the reservation form. 

Destination Westport: In the Footsteps of Patriots

Join Westport Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 4pm for a tour that will be an opportunity for history buffs to learn about one of the town’s oldest settled areas, some homes of which date to the mid-1700s. 

Originally, Kings Highway North was part of a postal road laid out between New York and Boston in 1762. Kings Highway North was established as a local historic district in 1972 and named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It encompasses 106 “contributing buildings” – structures that add to the district’s historical qualities – and four historic sites.  The historic sites include a small triangular green at the intersection of Old Hill Road and Kings Highway North that was used as a military drill ground. 

Ed Gerber, Past President of WHS will be accompanied on the tour by Edward Hynes, a specialist on the history of Westport during the American Revolution. Hynes will discuss the planned ambush by Continental troops under Benedict Arnold to fire cannons from the high ground on Old Hill down on British soldiers returning from a raid on Danbury to prevent them from crossing the river on the bridge below. But the British outsmarted the Colonials and crossed upriver near the site of present Ford Road. 

Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. Day of admission $10 for members, $15 for non-members.  Reserve your space online at www.westporthistory.org. or by calling 203-222-1424 ext. 5.

Meet on the green across from the cemeteries at the foot of Old Hill Road; park along Kings Highway North. The tour covers 1-2 miles of sidewalk walking, please bring water and suitable outdoor attire.

Westport Woman's Club ACCEPTING GRANT PROPOSALS for 2019-2020

The Westport Woman's Club is accepting grant proposals for 2019-2020 from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Proposals are being accepted until Thursday, October 31, 2019. 

Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds, or a one-time use of the Westport Woman's Clubhouse for an event. Grants are considered each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts.  This past spring, the Westport Woman’s Club awarded community service grants to 34 Fairfield County non-profit organizations.

The 2019-2020 Grant Application is available on the Westport Woman's Club website on their “Community Services”  link:  https://www.westportwomansclub.org/community-services/

Community groups should submit their proposals by October 31, 2019 to the following address:  Westport Woman's Club, Attention: Community Service Grant, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.  Grant recipients will be notified Spring 2020 by WWC Community Services.

For additional information, contact the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 or visit http://www.westportwomansclub.org

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  To join, please call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.

1st Day of School Parent Welcome Coffee - Neighbors & Newcomers of Westport

Welcome coffee Neighbors & Newcomers of Westport

Neighbors and Newcomers

Of Westport


1st Day of School

Parent Welcome Coffee

Where:  At Compo Beach

Under the Pavilion

beach parking emblem at recreation@westportct.gov or can be purchased at: Park and Rec office at Long Shore

When:  August 27

After school drop-off

8:00am to 10:30am

All are Welcome

Neighbors and Newcomers

 Welcoming Families to Westport for Over 40 years