The City of Danbury, Connecticut welcomes you to experience our culture and Art. Take a look around and feel free to stop by any time.

 
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We are pleased to announce that the Weekly calendar is now available from Amazon's Alexa family of products. All you have to do is ask Alexa "What's the News in Danbury" and she will read the current calendar. Enable and configure your Flash Briefing today.

Just a few of the things to do in Danbury. Sync to the link for the Complete Calendar

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St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble

from Russia

in Concert


Sunday, December 2, 2018 1:00 PM

At St. James' Episcopal Church 25 West Street, Danbury, CT

The St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, under the direction of Kirill Sokolov, will perform a program of Russian and Western Sacred Music as well as Russian Folk Songs.

This highly professional a capella quartet entertains with superb musicality and a bit of humor. The Ensemble has been touring the US twice a year for almost 15 years and the members are a joy to hear and meet. You won't want to miss this!

CDs and Russian items will be for sale. (Cash only) A cash free will offering will be taken to defray travel costs This concert is partially funded by the Danbury Cultural Commission.

Our Town by Thornton Wilder at Immaculate High

Join Immaculate High School for the annual Fall Drama! The Drama Club, under the direction of faculty adviser Alexa Wild, organizes the Fall Drama production. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play brings the audience to the fictional town of Grover’s Corners. Here the Stage Manager shares the story of a quiet New England town made up of devoted families, gossiping neighbors, young love and inevitable loss. Don't forget to mark your calendars for this wonderful performance!


 

Prohibition was the end result of nearly a century of activism and protest. Although it was nobly intended to better the lives of Americans and protect society from the devastation of alcohol abuse, it had the unintended consequences of turning law-abiding citizens into criminals, making a mockery of our justice system, and permitting government officials to skirt and even break the law. With Prohibition in place, but unevenly enforced, one observer noted, America had hardly freed itself from the scourge of alcohol abuse – instead, the "drys" had their law, while the "wets" had their liquor.

The story of Prohibition's rise and fall goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, and speakeasies, revealing a complicated and divided nation in the process of major transformation. Prohibition: Hatters & Hooch in “Dry” Danbury will explore this fascinating era—the intersection of temperance, prohibition, suffrage, and immigration—from a variety of angles. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 9th and will continue through Saturday, November 10.

SANTA'S RAILYARD 2018

That portly gent from the North Pole will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him. The event will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, December second through the sixteenth. Trains will depart every half-hour from 12:30 to 3:00.

Admission is $12.00 for ages 2 and up (under 2, free).

 

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.

Frisson


String & Wind nonet
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018, at 3 p.m.



If listening to live music in an intimate setting is a singular delight, prepare to have the experience multiplied by nine! Frisson, featuring nine of chamber music's best and brightest rising stars, treats audiences to rarely heard masterworks performed on violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. We're thrilled to welcome them to our series.

Concert Association Series

2018/2019 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. 

Second Concert Frisson, string & wind nonet Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 3 p.m.

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.


Danbury Music Centre

The Palace Danbury

165 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810

(203) 794-9944

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.