Greenwich Town Party Parade: Tues 5/23/2023
Updated: May 23
In the interest of encouraging people to spend more time outdoors and in public spaces, we occasionally showcase music, art, culinary, and volunteer events. This week, we'll be at the first ever Parade for the annual Greenwich Town Party.
While the Greenwich Town Party has been a day of music, community, family, food, and fun since 2011, this year marks the first Parade on the Tuesday leading up to the Saturday Party. Who knows, maybe this will turn into a weeklong celebration at some point?!
The good news is that you do not need a ticket for the Parade on Tuesday, May 23rd – just show up and have fun! We will be hosting our own little get together from 3:00-5:30pm on the route of the parade, at Ruby & Bella's on Greenwich Ave. We hope to see you there, or at the 6pm free concert by Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Havemeyer Fields.
"The Greenwich Town Party is the brainchild of one community-minded town resident who was inspired while visiting his wife’s home country of Spain. It was there he saw the unifying effect of an annual town party. Motivated by the values of building community through celebration, he returned home and embarked on creating the Greenwich Town Party. His idea was met with tremendous support. The GTP ... has become part of the fabric of Greenwich. While the party is about a day of celebration, the effect it creates is far larger. It transcends that single day, building a lasting sense of town pride and the strength of the Greenwich community."
(Greenwich resident Ray Dalio speaks on the correlation between happiness and community, and how donations allow people of all income levels to attend)
The Saturday, May 28th event requires tickets, which were allocated by lottery to Greenwich residents, workers, and business owners. Artists include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wyclef Jean, Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas, George Porter, Cyrille Neville, Ivan Neville, and more...
The Greenwich Town Party has no cost to the Town of Greenwich. The GTP is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit; privately funded through generous contributions from residents and businesses, and, in part, through ticket sales. All proceeds support the sustainability of the event.
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