Street News & Special Events

SATURDAY JULY 5th, 3:00 to 6:00PM

To benefit the HVA's Aspetuck "River Smart" Program


This is an event that has grown in popularity and scope for the last several years and it is not to be missed! Plans are to surpass last year’s event with a raffle, even more in-store excitement, plus summery treats and drinks being offered all over town.


“Downtown” on Main Street, there will be a barbecue with hot dogs in front of Nine Main, the Smithy will be serving fresh, local lemonade and cookies, and Dawn Hill & Upstairs Antiques will host a sparkling Prosecco Porch Party with nibbles.  

Across the street in “Midtown” you can feast courtesy of the White Horse Country Pub.  “Audrey” the vintage English taxi, there will there with bite size nibbles of British Raj chicken salad on chili dusted tortilla chips, and Key Lime and Raspberry Margarita pie bites.  Pergola & J. Seitz & Co will be pouring a variety of beverages including refreshing Japanese grapefruit chuhai.

On the “Uptown” side, there will be Candy Bags at Sweets, Pamplemousse Royale at DK Shulman, and trays of Focaccia courtesy of Oliva Restaurant, while Privet House supplies the adult libations and New Preston Kitchen Goods sparkles with a summery white Sangria. 


A live band, The Social Gents Club, will perform on the corner of Main Street & East Shore Road, next to Dawn Hill Antiques. County Wines and Spirits, just down the road, will host an in-store cheese tasting.

A baker’s dozen Drawings for $100 gift certificates at each New Preston business will take place during the afternoon. All the proceeds benefit RIVER SMART, ASPETUCK POMPERAUG RIVER PARTNERS, dedicated to keeping the Aspetuck and Pomeraug rivers clean and healthy. Tickets are available now through July 4th at all the Village shops.  Tickets will not be available at the event.

It’s a great opportunity to see what’s been going on in the Village. Privet House and Vol.1 will throw open the doors of their two story shop stocked full of antiques and great finds for summer entertaining. Pergola will be offering their usual great mix of everything for the garden, and treasures from their last trip to Kyoto.  D.K Schulman, will feature the best of summer gift ideas plus stationery and cards. J. Seitz will offer 25% off selected Men’s, Women’s and Infant clothing during Stroll hours.  Planning a barbecue? New Preston Kitchen Goods has everything you need and Dawn Hill Antiques is featuring The Grilling Book, published by Bon Appetit and photographed on location in Sharon, CT., plus a beautiful collection of celadon pottery by Frances Palmer.  Upstairs Antiques welcomes a new addition, Antique Wicker and Garden, be sure to visit their cozy room filled with comfy 1920’s wicker that is ready for a porch or garden room.

The Village of New Preston is one of the most unique places to visit in Litchfield County. This walkable historic village is filled with owner-operated fine eateries, and shops run by highly creative local people selling antiques, home design and clothing collections, cookware, stationery, fine wines, garden accessories and books. All in one location!