Rowayton Gift Stroll
Saturday, November 28th
Sunday, November 29th
Saturday, December 5th
Sunday, December 6th
Saturday, December 12th
Sunday, December 13th
Saturday, December 19th
Sunday, December 20th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Support our community by shopping local!
This holiday season, Rowayton will be transformed into a delightful, walkable, and socially-distanced shopping experience from Pinkney Park down to the Rowayton Art Center.
In the Park, Seaside Delights will feature beach-themed apparel, art, and unique gifts plus all your favorite Roadie cups. On weekends, the Rowayton Historical Society's Raymond Boathouse will host one-of-a-kind vendors, two each day. An on-line catalogue of the Boathouse vendors' products for curbside pick-up is available at
And of course, the RAC gallery will be filled with original, hand-crafted works by local artists for their annual Holiday Gift Show: small ornaments and holiday-related items as well as jewelry, ceramics, and knitted items plus cards, prints, and paintings.
All vendors and customers are required to wear masks, and COVID protocol will be in place, limiting the number of shoppers at one time.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Shamrock Showdown in Rowayton!
Celebrate St. Patty's Day and support our new maritime museum!
The ‘Rambling Inn’ Traveling Irish Pub will be at the Community Center complete with Irish bartenders, beverages, music, bagpipers, accordion player, food, and Celtic dancers!
Saturday March 21, 2020
at the Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton
$50 per person
Tickets through Eventbrite
or stop into Seaside Delights to get them there
War on Long Island Sound During the American Revolution
A lecture by Ed Hynes
Sunday, March 22nd
Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue
8th Annual Chili Cook Off
This exciting new lecture reveals the action, intrigue and terror of the people living around Long Island Sound during America’s War for Independence. With the Connecticut and Long Island coasts less than 10 miles apart in many sections of the Sound, raiders crossed every fair night either to smuggle and/or steal goods, and kidnap or kill enemies. Spies, on both sides, rounded out this dangerous cast of characters.
The economic blockade between British occupied Long Island and Patriot led Connecticut was the foundation of this violent conflict. But bitterness and desire for vengeance was fueled by the fighters’ familiarity with one another. Families and communities were ripped apart as Patriots in Connecticut expelled Loyalists, and Loyalists on Long Island banished Patriots.
Admission: $5 per person; RHS members free.
Witches in Connecticut
A lecture by The Connecticut Historical Society
Sunday, April 19th
The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.
Admission: $5 per person; RHS members free.
Raymond Boathouse Grand Opening!
Sunday, May 24th
right after the parade
The newly renovated Raymond Boathouse will be open after the Memorial Day Parade! Stop by and take a look at our sparkling new museum. This new year-round exhibition space will feature a wide range of exhibits and programming, including those on oystering, hurricanes, maritime disasters, sailing heroes, Native Americans, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Lighthouses, Winter on the River, to name a few.
It will also have a permanent exhibit on the ecological history of the Five Mile River, highlighting the flora, fauna and marine life that flourish in our waters, centered around a hand-painted mural. In conjunction with these exhibits and new space, we will present a range of fun and engaging programs that connect the community with our maritime history and tell the story of the Five Mile River and Long Island Sound.
This is the only maritime museum in our area. Be sure and stop by!
The crew of the oyster boat Mabel Stevens The oyster boat Kate Stevens being built around 1888
What the Heck is THIS?: Oddities from the Archives
May 24 - December 2020
Stop by Pinkney House to test your imagination and knowledge of objects from times gone by.
Here's your first challenge. Can you identify this appliance? (Hint: it was quite a modern invention when patented in 1875!)