Events and Programs
A brief recap of the many exciting events and programs held during this 375th Anniversary Year. You'll find more events at the Partners' Programs page. We hope you could join us throughout the year for this very special celebration of our Town's history.
Bells Tolling: January 1, 2015
Church bells rang on the first day of 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to herald the beginning of the 375th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Greenwich in 1640.
Putnam Hill Park Rededication and
American Revolutionary War Reenactment
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Town of Greenwich rededication of Putnam
Hill Park featured the reinstallation of the memorial artwork depicting General Israel Putnam's famous escape down the steep precipice at the site to seek reinforcements for his Patriot forces in February
of 1779 during a major American Revolutionary War battle in Greenwich. An American Revolutionary
War program and reception followed at “The Loft”
at Christ Church. The finale included an American Revolutionary War reenactment at Putnam Cottage sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, including tours of the Cottage
featuring crafts and fashions of the times.
Neighborhood History Tours
May 1 - July 31, 2015
Resident docents will lead a series of free walking, bicycle, and minibus history tours of multicultural neighborhoods throughout Greenwich. Mini exhibits in Town Hall display cases will also depict these featured neighborhoods. These tours will be as unique as the neighborhoods they explore.
Annual Independence Day Fireworks
July 3, 2015
The annual fireworks displays filled the night
skies at Binney Park and Greenwich Point.
Fourth of July Patriotic Celebration
July 4, 2015
The annual Fourth of July celebration of the Declaration of American Independence was
held at Town Hall in the morning,
Commemoration of Founders Day:
July 18, 2015
To commemorate the 375th Anniversary of the Founding of Greenwich on July 18, 1640, a ceremony, open to the public, will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Innis Arden Cottage on Greenwich Point. To the music of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra’s brass quintet, there will be presentations, patriotic music and light refreshments, followed by a Founders Day 2015 Bus Tour departing from the Cottage at 10:00 a.m., led by resident docents, Chris Franco and Sue Baker of the Greenwich Point Conservancy. For further details about the free bus tour and reservations, click here!
375th Anniversary Gala Parade
September 27, 2015
Marching bands, fife and drum
corps, elaboratefloats, antique
cars, vintage and modern fire
trucks, local scout troops,
schools, and numerous other
Greenwich organizations will
march from the steps of Town
Hall up to West Putnam Avenue
and down our magnificent mile,
Greenwich Avenue. We invite
you to participate or join us in
cheering the marchers on! The
parade will conclude with a
ceremony at the Grandstand
featuring a gigantic flag of the
United States of America.
More to come...
Putnam Hill Sign Dedication, 1935
Parade celebrating widening of Greenwich Avenue, 1932
King Street M. E. Church,
St. Roch Church, Chickahominy
Founder's Day Proclamation, 1947
Photos: Courtesy of Greenwich Historical Society.