What’s Happening in Greenwich on Mother’s Day Weekend

This weekend there is so much happening in Greenwich we decided to round up some of the activities in one post.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Garden Club of Old Greenwich will have its annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 11, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Harding Road in Old Greenwich.

The timing is perfect because Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day!

The Club will sell annuals, herbs and vegetables, Mother’s Day baskets, garden ornaments, and home-baked treats. The highlight of the yearly sale is always the wide selection of members’ own perennials.

All proceeds support the club’s long-standing tradition of civic beautification of Old Greenwich, the Butterfly Garden at Greenwich Point, and outreach gardening workshops for senior citizens.

Multi Family Tag Sale, May 10-11, 2019 at 45 Quail Road in Greenwich.

• Friday May 10, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

• Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Furniture, lamps, housewares, sports equipment, bicycles, luggage, books and more. NO EARLY BIRDS!!!

On Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day 2015: Sally Davies of the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB), Nichole Tomczyk, DPW employee who works at Holly Hill, and Patrick Collins, the Environmental Operations Manager at Holly Hill. Credit: Leslie Yager

Sally Davies of the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB), Nichole Tomczyk, DPW employee who works at Holly Hill, and Patrick Collins, Superintendent of Holly Hill. Credit: Leslie Yager

Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Greenwich

This year the hazardous waste collection will include ALL TYPES OF PAINT – including latex and oil based paints.

Get rid of your old pesticides, fertilizer, pool and cleaning chemicals in a safe way.

The event runs 8:00am until 1:00pm.

POLICE DAY. Meet the men and women who are sworn to protect and serve the Greenwich Community at Police Day from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday May 11. The event take places at the Greenwich Police Dept headquarters on Bruce Place.

This is a great family activity with a bouncy castle for kids and free hot dogs. The Greenwich Police Honor Guard and Police Explorers will assist Cub Scouts with a special American Flag workshop. The event will also feature the New York Life Child ID program which in only 3-5 minutes creates a child ID card which is printed for each parent or guardian free of charge. Child ID cards feature a child’s photo, fingerprints, contact information and other pertinent information needed by the police in case of an emergency. The event also features guided tours of the Greenwich Public Safety Complex every half hour throughout the day, rain or shine. Thee will also be a car seat installation station. You can double check to see if your child is in the right car seat for him or her.


On Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12 Pure Barre Greenwich, located at 280 Railroad Ave is offering FREE classes all weekend. This is a perfect chance to sample what this fitness studio has to offer. Pure Barre utilizes the best barre technique in a high-intensity, low-impact, total body workout.

Pure Barre’s tried and true method can shape every body and fit any schedule. Draw inspiration from a community of women. Achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of. Sweat away the day. Get lost in the music. Find everything you’re looking for in a workout at Pure Barre.


This Saturday, May 11, 2019, marks the 36th annual Riverside Run at Riverside School.  The 3 mile run/walk will start at 8:30am, followed by the Kids Fun Run at 9:30am.  An awards Ceremony will immediately follow the Kids Fun Run. The run takes place rain or shine.


  • 8:30am – Start of the 3-Mile Run
  • 9:30am – Start of the Kids Fun Run
  • Awards ceremony to follow the Kids Fun Run

Riverside School is located at 90 Hendrie Ave in Riverside.

Click here to register now for the Riverside Run.

Residents should all have received a yellow plastic shopping bag in their mailbox this week for Neighbor to Neighbor’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 11. The driver is in partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers.

More than 10,000 food agencies across the country participate in this massive national campaign.

The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is a staple for Greenwich’s local food pantry. Donated items will be used to combat the decline in local donations, which happens during the summer months.

Fill the bags with non-perishable, non-expired food items suitable for donation such as canned soup, canned tuna, dried noodles, rice, and dried fruits.

Local letter carriers will collect the bags and deliver them on Saturday afternoon to to Neighbor to Neighbor, where volunteers will help unload postal trucks, sort items, and stock food pantry shelves.

mother's day bike ride 17TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY BIKE RIDE

May is National Bike Safety Month. What better way to celebrate Mom than to encourage safe biking with a family bike ride to beautiful Tod’s Point. All proceeds from this event also go towards supporting the OGRCC youth scholarship fund.

The event starts and finishes at the Old Greenwich Elementary School, and while the day is about having fun, bike safety is still an important message. Several local bike shops will be on hand at registration to check out bikes, perform safety inspections, check helmets and show people how to best be safe on the roads.

Come anytime on Sunday, May 12, between 8:30 am – 11:00 am for a bike safety check.

The group bike ride will kick off at 10:00 am. All riders must have their helmets to participate. Click to register:



Chef John Poiarkoff and CHef Dave DiBari at Eugene\’s Diner on main Street in Port Chester, NY. May 1, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Did you read our feature on Dave DiBari’s new restaurant in Port Chester in the space formerly occupied by Q Restaurant & Bar.

DiBari may be best known in Greenwich for his food truck DoughNation, a mobile wood-fired pizza truck that was voted “Best Food Truck” by Westchester Magazine. But nearby in Port Chester he just opened Eugene’s Diner.

DiBari said his childhood is marked by memories of going to the Westchester Diner in Buchanan with his uncle and grandfather who were both named Eugene. His restaurant is a tribute to both of them. Kitted out with vintage 1970’s inspired colors and décor, DiBari likes it when patrons “get it.”