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The Reluctant Dragon

The Danbury Library with the Friends of the Danbury Library are presenting a show by Lionheart Puppets. This kid friendly event will be on December 20 in the Library at 170 Main St, Danbury, Connecticut. The show runs 45 minutes starting at 5:30 P.M.

What happens when Harold, a young village boy, discovers a dragon in the mountains? Can Harold convince the villagers that the dragon just wants to be friends? Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is a great way to introduce children to literary adaptations, as well as loyalty and the arts.

The show by Lionheart Puppet Co. features beautiful puppets and original music, and will be followed by a demonstration of how the puppets work.

Free! Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library

For families and children of all ages

Red Door Concert Series December 30

Stop by Saint James Episcopal Church, 25 West Street Danbury, Connecticut. on December 30 at 2 PM for a Christmas Recital and Sing Along. The holiday continues as Joanne F. Archibald plays piano, organ, and handbells; Todd M. Gorski plays piano, and organ; with Andrea L. Stock, mezzo-soprano to fill everyone with holiday cheer. This concert is the beginning of the 2019 Red Door Concert Series.

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Christmas Concert - Danbury Brass Band

Sun. Dec. 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm Immanuel Lutheran School, 18 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Danbury, CT

 

 
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The Palace Danbury

165 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810

(203) 794-9944


Concert Association Series

2019 Season 

Virtuoso performances, in a pitch-perfect setting. Hear top international musicians in an accessible, state-of-the-art venue, at truly affordable prices: season subscriptions are $65. Admission is free for students 18 and under. 

The series pick up again in the Spring.


All performances take place on Sunday afternoons at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, located in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus in Danbury, CT. 

Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission.


Lullaby Requiem

In the history of classical music, there has never been a major orchestral and choral requiem written as a memorial for the children we have lost to violence! It was with this thought that Eric Lewis began composing the Lullaby Requiem.

The Lullaby Requiem is conceived as an eleven movement symphony. Six movements are currently completed, the other 5 awaiting funding that will allow the project to continue and move forward into production.

 

Bring Uncle Sam back to Danbury!

Help Mayor Boughton and the City of Danbury bring Uncle Sam back home through a Go-Fund-Me campaign!

Uncle Sam once stood at the historic Danbury Fair and it is time that he returns to his rightful place in Danbury.

The Uncle Sam statue welcomed all fairgoers during the final decade of the Great Danbury State Fair. This statue is 38 feet tall, likely the tallest Uncle Sam statue in the world! It was purchased by the Magic Forest Amusement Park in Lake George, NY in 1981 where it stands tall today. We plan to purchase the statue, restore Uncle Sam, and bring him home!

The goal is $50,000 and so far about 3 dozen people have contributed in just a few days. Be a part of the return trip. No donation is too small, and none is too large!

Your donation will help fund the purchase, transport, and restoration of Uncle Sam! Head to the Go-Fund-Me page for your opportunity.

Sync to the Link https://www.gofundme.com/bring-uncle-sam-back-to-danbury .

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“OUTSIDE THE BOX”

In Fall of 2017, Mayor Boughton asked local artists and graphic designers to submit draft proposals for consideration in the City’s Traffic Box Art Program. A selection committee chose 7 artists for our first round of 9 traffic boxes. Art was prepped by Merritt Big Color and placed on vinyl wrapping for our traffic boxes.

“Downtown Danbury represents the vibrancy of our city and our community. By partnering with our local residents for this project, we attempt to capture that vibrancy in a new, unique, and artistic way,” said Mayor Boughton. “Our call to artists brought in folks of all ages who live in and around Danbury, to team up with the City and bring this special public art project to life in downtown. We hope you will take a walk through our city center and enjoy these art pieces.”

The Arts Mean Business 

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts' fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.