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6/11/2019 - Town Participates in Make Music Day with Diverse Free Musical Performances

The Town of Fairfield’s Office of Community and Economic Development is pleased to announce that on Friday, June 21, 2019, Fairfield will participate for the second time in the annual Make Music Day.

Make Music Day began 37 years ago in France and is an opportunity for musicians of any skill level to make free music for their friends and neighbors. This year Fairfield joins other Connecticut towns with over 250 musical events statewide.

The celebration in Fairfield will feature musicians of all different genres in many locations around town including Jennings Beach and the Sherman Green Gazebo. As part of the goal to make music accessible to all, Make Music Day is completely free for all attendees.

Confirmed musicians include Chris Kingsley who will perform at the Sherman Green Gazebo from 4:00-5:00 p.m. playing solo acoustic folk, acoustic rock, country and originals. Chris Kingsley plays light mellow tunes from the 60’s & 70’s that you can sing along to. Billy Ruegger, with his warm, inviting voice reminiscent of James Taylor’s, performs from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library and again at Sherman Green from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

The Hot Club of Black Rock plays hot swing, or jazz manouche, the kind of jazz that was popular in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. They will play at Jennings Beach from 6:00-7:00 p.m., then again at the Sherman Green Gazebo from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eleven Steps Shy will perform original and cover rock and roll music at the Gazebo from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Additional performers include: Bassinova from 3:30-4:00 p.m. at Jennings Beach, Kieran Brown from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Olive My Stuff, 39 Sanford Street, Mark Pires 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Sherman Green Gazebo, S.G. Carlson from 4:50-5:30 p.m., at a residential home at 494 Harbor Road, Takeshi Sergel 6:00-6:45 p.m. also at 494 Harbor Road, and KidSistr from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sherman Green Gazebo and 8:00-9:00 p.m. at 494 Harbor Road.

More acts and performers are expected to be added to the lineup. For full events details and more information about the musicians, please visit http://www.makemusicday.org/fairfield/.

Make Music Day is being presented locally by the Fairfield Theatre Company in conjunction with the Town of Fairfield’s Department of Community and Economic Development.

For a complete list of performances and venues, please visit http://www.makemusicday.org/fairfield/listings/2019/locations/ or contact Louisa Heumann at loubaurheumann@sbcglobal.net.

Make Music Day began in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, which means both ‘festival of music’ and ‘make music.’ Every year it is held worldwide on June 21st, the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Since this music holiday was established 37 years ago, more than 800 cities in 120 countries have joined in including over 70 communities in the United States.

Photo: The Hot Club of Black Rock


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021

9am - 2pm at Veteran's Park - 909 Reef Road

The Town of Fairfield hosts its  annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on a Saturday in late August at Veteran's Park to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. Just load up your car and your car will be emptied for you.  There's no need to get out of your vehicle.  See more details below.

For information on disposing of hazardous waste all other times of the year, please visit our Hazardous Waste webpage.

What is Collected

Please click here to view a list of what household materials are accepted and which ones are not.

If you have only antifreeze, motor oil or automotive batteries, you can take them directly to the Transfer Station.  

Traffic Pattern

There is a specific traffic pattern for the Collection Day.   There will be signage posted.  Police and volunteers will also be on site to direct traffic and answer questions. 

To access the site proceed as follows:

  • From Old Post Road or Oldfield Road turn onto Rowland Road
  • At the third stop sign turn right onto Edward Street
  • Proceed to drop off site at Veterans Park
  • Signage is posted and police and volunteers are on site to direct traffic and answer questions.

Transporting Tips

A few tips for transporting your hazardous waste to the collection site:

  • Don't mix hazardous wastes.  Keep waste in their original containers if possible.
  • Keep hazardous waste away from children and animals.
  • Don't smoke in the vehicle.
  • For safety reasons, there will be no walk-in drop-offs on Collection Day.

Why Participate?

Chemicals from around the home, workshop or garden shed may contain substances which are difficult to dispose of safely.  Your effort will help protect our Town's environment and our region's water supply.


The Town needs volunteers from 8:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 on Collection Day.  Volunteers will not be handling any hazardous waste.  If you would like to volunteer please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

More Information

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

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