Fairfield Museum invites public to ‘Up, Up and Away’ gala

May 16, 2019 GMT

The Fairfield Museum is inviting the public to the kick-off party for its summer season, “Up, Up and Away,” a gala to benefit its exhibitions and education programs, on Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m.

The event, outdoors on the Museum Commons, will feature a meal under the stars and preview some of the museum’s summer highlights, including jazz performances and live musical theater.

Guests will be able to enjoy specialty cocktails, entertainment from Westport-based jazz musician Chris Coogan, performances from Fairfield Center Stage, a live auction and a decadent farm-to-table dinner prepared by Tim Labant, award-winning chef from the Schoolhouse at Cannondale in Wilton.


Click here for tickets and more information or call 203-259-1598.

“We’re looking forward to a fabulous dinner from Tim Labant beneath the stars, with amazing live performances,” Fairfield resident Susan Bonner Erdmann, who is co-chairing the event with Rosalina Thomas, also of Fairfield, said in a news release. “This surely will be the event of the season.”

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Committee members are Barbara Bradley, Tracy Brigden, Lisa Callahan, Sally Cummings, Betsy Ewing, Elizabeth Fath, Joan Frost, Ellen Gould, Joyce Hergenhan, Jennifer Hinkle, Dawn Kreitler, Sharon Lauer, Jill Littig, Chris Mallin, Alice Mindrum, Missy Palmisano, Cynthia Rubin, Finley Shaw, Patricia Spaght, Gay Tice, Polly Tucker and Emily Williams. The Gala is generously sponsored by Roland & Co., DHK Financial Advisors, Russo & Rizio LLC, and Moffly Media.

“We are tremendously grateful to the outstanding event committee, our generous sponsors, and partners,” said Fairfield Museum Director of Development Shana Wiswell. “We hope to see many new friends and longtime supporters at the Fairfield Museum for this spectacular evening to support our education programs and exhibitions.”

The Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road. Gala tickets: $500, $250. Regular hours: Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular admission: $5, seniors $3, students ages 6-22 $3; ages 5 and younger free.