PHOTOS: Perfect Day for Greenwich Town Party 2019

Getting into the action during free children's activities at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Getting into the action during free children’s activities at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

2019 marked Greenwich Town Party’s ninth consecutive year of showcasing the talents of legendary bands, as well as local musicians of all ages.

Seven bands with Greenwich roots performed on the Town Stage in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park: Greenwich High School Jazz Ensemble, RipChord – Rock Ensemble of the 102d Army Band, Mare Andrews, Basso & the New Frogs, Rusty Gear, Sun Kings – A Beatles Tribute, and Charlie King & the Next Big Thing.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined the event from the Main Stage. Fellow Hall of Famers The Beach Boys; Grammy-nominated, New Orleans band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; pop-country singer/songwriter Caroline Jones; and local classic rock favorite 8Track Band also performed on the Main Stage.


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Throughout the day concert goers visited an array of food trucks including Bobby Q’s, Fjord, Bella Nonna, Sweat Pea’s, Burgers Shakes & Fries, and Chipwitch.

In the early part of the day children enjoyed a bouncy castles, face painting, and hula hoops.

Before the entire park was given over to concert goers with folding chairs, about a dozen non profit groups manned tables to share information with members of the community.

At Greenwich Scouting’s, children, including girls, strung beads and learned about becoming boy scouts. In fact, the Scouts, who partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Connecticut, greeted thousands of concert goers and handed out poppy cards. The poppy is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

At the Adopt-A-Dog table Brian Gordiski and his volunteers introduced families to two fantastic dogs for adoption, Buffalo Bill and Chatter. Gordiski described Buffalo Bill as a 4-year-old Border Collie mix who does well with other dogs and likes children. Chatter is a six year old American Foxhound mix who could live well with another dog. She loves to talk and is motivated by treats.

Greenwich Town Party 2019 was the ninth consecutive event showcasing local bands and headliners. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Town Party 2019 was the ninth consecutive event showcasing local bands and headliners. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Town Party 2019 was the ninth consecutive event showcasing local bands and headliners. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Beach Boys headlined the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Michael Cafagno

Outside the Tobacconist of Greenwich, owner Michael Cafagno and friends could hear the music from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park as they enjoyed cigars. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of CT partnered with Greenwich Scouts and handed out poppy cards to thousands of guests arriving at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Heather Lowthert Brown

Jenny Larkin and Fred Camillo at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers greeted guests arriving at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School band director John and Michelle Yoon at Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Buffalo Bill, who is available for adoption from Adopt-A-Dog, enjoyed meeting all the children at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Chatter, who is available for adoption from Adopt-A-Dog, was also popular with children at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Chatter, who is available for adoption from Adopt-A-Dog, was also popular with children at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Brian Gordiski of Adopt-A-Dog described Buffalo Bill as bomb proof and said he couldn’t understand why this easy going dog hasn’t been adopted in a year and a half. He was chill despite the loud music steady and stream of visitors. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Scores of children showed off their painted faces at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Brian Kelly, volunteer firefighter recruiter, who is also chief of the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol manned a table at Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Getting into the action during free children’s activities at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The YWCA had a table at Greenwich Town Party, Ginny and Mike, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers from the Robin Hood Foundation who believe selling lemonade is a great way to raise money to fight poverty in New York City. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lindsay Doyle, Avery Hirsh and her mom Karen Hirsh,. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers at the Greenwich Town Party drummed up enthusiasm for the silent auction. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

A performer on stilts enjoyed her view at the Greenwich Town Party. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The sun was out and the air was warm at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Boaters enjoyed the bands on a large screen facing the harbor from the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Boaters enjoyed the bands on a large screen facing the harbor from the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager