THE SIXTH ANNUAL NEW PRESTON SUMMER STROLL IS HERE
SATURDAY JULY 4TH, 2:00 to 5:00PM
To benefit the STEEP ROCK ASSOCIATION
DRINKS / FOOD / LIVE MUSIC / AMAZING RAFFLE
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 an exciting raffle, even more in-store excitement (SEE EVENTS CALENDAR BELOW), plus summery treats and drinks being offered all over town.
"Downtown" on Main Street, Nine Main's ever-popular barbecue will be the draw with merguez sausage hors d'oeuvres and a watermelon & galangal skewer. They'll also be grilling burgers and dogs for sale. The Smithy will be sampling delicious High 5 fruit pies with Big Dipper's fabulous ice cream, and a selection of iced teas from T Salon! Dawn Hill & Upstairs Antiques will offer ice cold pink champagne and macaroons, while the ever-popular Social Gents Club Band plays right outside.
Across the street in "Midtown" you can feast like a Raj in front of Pergola and J. Seitz courtesy of the White Horse Country Pub. "Audrey" the vintage English taxi, will be there sporting bite size nibbles, and a surprise desert. Pergola and J. Seitz & Co will be pouring a refreshing Arranciata cocktail out front.
On the "Uptown" side, there will be special 4th of July candies at Sweets. Cool down next door at D.K. Schulman Design with your choice of sparkling water infused with peach basil nectar or spicy smoked orange syrup. New Preston Kitchen Goods sparkles with a summery white "Sangria," and next door at Privet, in keeping with their South of France theme this year, enjoy a chilled Provence Rosé.
A baker's dozen Drawings for $100 gift certificates at each New Preston business will take place during the afternoon. All the proceeds benefit The STEEP ROCK ASSOCIATION, dedicated to maintaining the Steep Rock Preserve, the Hidden Valley Preserve, and the Maricostas Preserve in New Preston. RAFFLE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL NEW PRESTON BUSINESSES.
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!
EVENTS IN NEW PRESTON
ALL ON JULY 4TH
J. SEITZ & CO. will, for the first time, offer 25% Off beautiful Jan Barboglio hand-made table ware and candle holders. July 4th ONLY! But their men's and women's 50% Off clothing sale is still going strong, with shoes and accessories too!
PRIVET HOUSE, in keeping with their South of France theme, will be offering Marseille Hand Soap with every purchase on July 4th, while they last. (Suzanne is over there right now shopping for you, but will make it back just in time for the party.)
Marty at NEW PRESTON KITCHEN GOODS will be having a 30% Off Sale for the entire weekend on fabulous serving pieces from Sabre Paris in a variety of so-Frenchly decorated handles.
Darius, at NEMATI RUGS is showing an exhibition of interesting Flatwoven carpets from the Near East to Scandinavia, including this exquisite Persian Kilim.
THE SMITHY will mount a brand new show in the Loft Gallery called Dwellings: Details in Space & Form, featuring the photography of John Kane and drawings and paintings by Zeb Mayer. The show will run through August 9th.
While not technically an event, New Preston's own WHITE HORSE COUNTRY PUB has garnered yet another award, this time from Connecticut Magazine: Top 25 Most Gorgeous & Delicious Outdoor Dining Spots in CT.
OTHER EVENTS IN JULY
SUNDAY, JULY 5TH, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
in the Loft Gallery, a Mandala Workshop with Margot Saraceno. (Registration requested)
FRIDAY, JULY 10TH, 3:00 - 5:30 PM
THE SMITHY: Be transported to southern Italy, where Baronessa Cecilia Barratta Bellelli welcomes visitors to her villa each fall for a unique cultural immersion: EatDrinkPhotographyItaly. Photographers John Kane and Wendy Carlson will be your guides. Join them in the Loft Gallery to learn more, and to experience Cecilia's Italian cuisine, first-hand!
SUNDAY, JULY 12TH, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Meet & Greet with John and Janet Baker of Berry Ledges Apiary, Litchfield. Sample exquisite honeys and learn about the art of bee-keeping. At THE SMITHY.
SATURDAY, JULY 18TH, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
An evening of original piano-based music in the Loft Gallery at THE SMITHY.
Jennifer's rich voice and intimate lyrics are reminiscent of Carly Simon and Carole King.
Her second studio album, "All the Love", will be released this fall.
SUNDAY, JULY 26TH, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
PERGOLA hosts author Tovah Martin for the launch of her newest book, The Indestructible Houseplant. Book signing, lecture, exhibition of creative houseplants by David Whitman, and, of course, refreshments.