The Historical Society will stage its first Tavern Garden Market of the season at its Cos Cob campus on Wednesday, May 4, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Featuring special events and all things “Home,” there will be something for everyone, including delicious locally sourced farm-to-table organic produce, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods, flowers and distinctive one-of-a-kind gifts, fashion accessories, including vintage jewelry and crafts, and environmentally sourced beauty products.
The Market will continue on alternating Wednesdays through November 2.
Special events for May markets:
- The ‘Silhouette Lady’ offers personalized Mother’s Day gifts
Just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving, Deborah O’Connor will delight with her unique hand-cut silhouettes of family members and pets. Sitting appointments are recommended and walk-ins are welcome as space permits, or a right-facing photo can be created on site at the May 4th event. For information on various silhouette options visit: https://thesilhouettelady.com/shop. Greenwich Historical Society must be specified on the order form and payment made at the May 4 Tavern Garden Market. To schedule appointments for personalized silhouettes, call Daniel Suozzo at 203-869-6899 x12.
- Japanese Art and Culture: Bush-Holley House tours in honor of Asia Heritage Month
Market attendees will have an opportunity to learn how Japanese art and culture were understood and imitated by American artists of the Cos Cob art colony and receive an introduction to the life and work of artist Genjiro Yeto (1867-1924), a Japanese immigrant who frequented the Holley family boardinghouse, and established a career as a successful illustrator of books for American audiences. Guided Tours take place on May 4th and 18th at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 and include self-guided access to the Greenwich Historical Society Museum Galleries. Tickets are: $10 adults, $8 seniors. Space is limited. Walk-ins as space available. Payment due upon arrival. To register and for more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/japanese-art-and-culture
“Our debut season last year was a big hit for our vendors and the community, far exceeding our expectations,” said Historical Society Manager of Special Events Daniel Suozzo in a release. “We are welcoming back favorite vendors and a host of new ones, in addition to staging specially curated events to entertain and delight attendees in their support of local growers, producers and artisans. A stroll through our colorful campus gardens followed by a stop at the Museum Store and the Artists Café for a snack will complete the sensory experience.”
Tavern Garden Market vendors include Bear Creek Farms whose award-winning blooms spanning eight varieties of peonies and magnificent dahlias can be ordered in advance for pick up at the Market.
There is also a wide variety of delicious locally sourced food and baked goods providers, including Double L Market, Versailles Farm, Do-Re-Mi Farms, Muggers Marrow, Oronoque Farm, Molly & Mags, The Cheese Guy, and Wave Hill Breads.
Also, expect distinctive home entertaining and fashion accessories providers spanning Studio 36, The Sakonett River Co., Brooks Works Studio, LLF Studio, Cynthia Alexander and clean beauty provider Beauty Counter.
Proceeds help to support Greenwich Historical Society arts and education programming. For more information and dates for all Markets: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/tavern-garden-market-1/