What’s Open, What’s Closed Memorial Day Weekend. Plus Parades, Ceremonies, Road Races

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File photo at Glenville Fire House of emergency service professionals during dedication of the 911 Memorial, August 11, 2011. Credit: Leslie Yager

Friday, May 23 at 6:45 the Cos Cob volunteer fire fighters will assemble rows of American flags along the Mianus River Bridge.

In Thursday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Selectmen Theis described the American flags as a  heartwarming sight for motorists. The flags, a symbol of patriotism, are displayed on the bridge from Memorial Day weekend through Veterans Day.

MTA Train Schedule changes for Memorial Day Weekend.

Thinking of leaving work early on Friday, May 25? Think Metro-North! There are 19 early
getaway trains to speed your Memorial Day weekend departure.

Beginning at noon, there will be extra early afternoon departures from Grand Central
Terminal on all three lines–Hudson, Harlem and New Haven.

On the New Haven Line there are 11 extra outbound trains in addition to the regular Friday-only 3:04 p.m. express. There also is a 1:30 p.m. departure from Stamford that goes through to Old Saybrook on the Shore Line East.

Greenwich Library – Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

  • Friday, May 23: Library closes at 5pm. No Friday Film
  • Saturday, May 24: Library closes all day.
  • Sunday, May 25: Library closes all day.
  • Monday, May 26: Library closes all day.

Greenwich YMCA modified hours:

  • Friday, May 23: Regular Business Hours
  • Saturday, May 24: Regular Business Hours
  • Sunday, May 25: Regular Business Hours
  •  Monday, May 26: 5:00am-2:00pm

Saturday, May 24. Greenwich Town Party. As of Wednesday, tickets remain available for GTP North. GTP South is sold out.

Saturday, May 24. Greenwich Farmer’s Market – Horseneck Lot 9:30am – 1:00pm.

Saturday, May 24. The Bible Street Community Garden opens officially to gardeners at 9:00am. The gardens are located at 129 Bible Street. Look for the Red Tomato with 129 on it. Parking at the garden will be limited so you may need to park at the Pinetum lower lot, walk or ride your bike!

If you do not have a garden plot with us, feel free to stop by and say Hello. We still have a few scant plots left, so You too, may become a Community Gardener! You are also welcome to just come by, pick up a shovel and burn a few calories helping us finish filling the beds with soil.

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 9.56.49 PMSunday, May 25. Annual Glenville Memorial Day Parade and Service. Step-off at 5:00pm.
The parade begins at Walker Court, continues left onto Glenville Street, right onto Glenville Road and then right onto Pemberwick Road. A ceremony will be held at a veterans monument next to the Glenville fire station. Captain Mark Turner who is the Director of International Programs at the US Naval War College, Newport, RI will be the guest speaker. Captain Turner was born and raised in Pemberwick.

Following the ceremony there will be a brief ceremony and wreath laying. Refreshments will be served at the American Legion. Children who are not Scouts of Mavericks teams are encouraged to decorate their bikes patriotically and participate in the parade. For additional information please call the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company at (203) 532-9606.

Sunday, May 25. Byram Veterans Memorial Day Parade at 2:00pm. The Parade begins at the Byram Veteran’s Club – 300 Delavan Avenue.  The parade will march to the Byram Library and back. A ceremony will be held in front of the Library. Refreshments will be served back at the Byram Veteran’s Club.

Screen Shot 2014-05-22 at 7.53.14 AMMEMORIAL DAY, Monday May 26

  • Greenwich Public Schools – Closed
  • All Department of Motor Vehicles – Offices Closed

Monday, May 26. 5th Jim Fixx Road Race. The race is organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation and is the fourth leg of the Betteridge 2014 Greenwich Cup, presented by Threads and Treads.  Other Cup sponsors include:  Whole Foods of Greenwich, Hamlin Capital Management, LLC, and Poland Spring.  The Jim Fixx Run is also co-sponsored by the Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association.  The Old Timers continue as an original sponsor of the Fixx Run and will provide trophies to many award winners in various age categories.  There will be other commemorative awards and every five mile finisher will receive a special memento.  Mickey Yardis of Threads and Treads and his staff will handle the finish line direction, scoring and other duties.

Monday, May 26 at 8:00am A memorial ceremony for veterans will take place the old Byram School and there will also be one

Monday, May26 8:00am. A memorial ceremony for veterans at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club organized by the American Legion Post 29 with State Sen. L. Scott Frantz (R-36) delivering remarks.

Monday, May 26 at 10:00am. Annual Memorial Day Parade in  Old Greenwich from Sound Beach Ave to Binney Park.

Note to beachgoers: Island Beach Ferry will begin its runs on June 8.

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