Bayley Beach Stickers
It is time to prepare for summer. The Bayley Beach application is on the Sixth Taxing District’s website Bayley Beach - Official Website of Rowayton 6th Taxing District (r6td.com)
Beach stickers will be required as of Saturday May 29th. There will be gate guards whenever the beach is open this season.
Please complete your application and mail it in per the directions or please come to one of our walk-in sessions at the Rowayton Community Center (33 Highland Avenue):
  • Saturday May 8 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Monday May 10 from 6 – 9 p.m.; and
  • Monday May 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. 
Due to irregularities last year, there will be no pick ups from the District Clerk’s mailbox or residence. Please plan accordingly.
The bathrooms in the pavilion are now open and the water is running.
The fence by the playground, damaged by a large tree falling, will be replaced in the coming weeks. The new sections have been ordered and should be installed by the end of the month.
Industrial Zones Public Meeting
For those interested in participating in the Industrial Zones meeting, the following is the meeting information:
City of Norwalk Industrial Zones Study Public Meeting #1
April 29, 2021 — 6:30 pm
Webinar ID: 838 4454 5929
Call-in Number: 646 558 8656
  • What does 21st century industry look like?
  • How can industrial zones support job growth?
  • How should industrial zoning work?
  • Where should industrial development be located?
  • How can industrial users and residents co-exist?
  • How can contractor yards be better defined and located?
Rowayton Fire Department
Welcome to Spring BBQ - Saturday, May 8 - 3:00 - 7:00
Come down and welcome spring with some smoked meats, cold beer and live music from two local bands:
Cam Lawrence and Friends and The Paul Green Rock Academy.
After a long winter of being cooped up, join us for a well spaced out afternoon of outdoor fun. We'll have ribs, pulled pork, chicken lollipops, burgers, hot dogs, freshly cut French fries, and a couple of surprises.
This is not a ticketed event, it is FREE to attend. Food and drinks will be sold a la carte. Come down to hang out for a bit, listen to some music, eat a little food, and have a cold beverage.
Please RSVP at Rowayton Fire Department just so we can keep track of the numbers and have a sense of how much food to order. We will launch a website next week with a menu if you want to order in advance for pickup.
The Rowayton Arts Center
Next up at RAC is “Abstraction,” a members show on view April 18 through May 15. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12–5 pm and Saturday 10 am–1pm. Artwork is also online at racgallery.carbonmade.com.
 
The Spring 1 session continues through the end of April, with adult and children art classes held online and in studio. For more info: rowaytonarts.org/education
 
Visit rowaytonarts.org and follow @rowaytonarts.
Rowayton Civic Association
Trash Bash - April 24
Join the Rowayton Historical Society and the Rowayton Civic Association for the Annual Trash Bash. Bring out the whole family to help clean up our beautiful town ahead of the summer season. Each group or family will sign in by the library, be assigned a specific route, given a map and bags, and head out for a morning of community service picking up trash! This event will be planned in coordination with city and local officials and meet all public health guidelines. It is a great opportunity to teach the kids about civic duty and celebrate our planet.
For more information, email Michelle Noe.
Rowayton Gardeners
Working in teams of up to 6 members, test your knowledge about the history, local landmarks, and the businesses around town by racing against friends and neighbors to solve clues leading to various locations, where you will need to answer questions and complete tasks. Participants of all ages are welcome to join in on this fun, interactive, and kid friendly fundraiser!
Date: May 16
Time 1:00 - 4:00
Cost: $100 - Teams up to 6 players
We are dedicated to keeping everyone as safe as possible so face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required to be worn while on the Rowayton Community Center property.
If you have any questions, you can email us at library@rowayton.org.
Summer Solstice Golf Tournament
SAVE THE DATE
The Rowayton Library will be hosting its first Golf Tournament to welcome the summer. The tournament will be held at beautifully manicured Sterling Farms on June 21st. It'll be $225/golfer or $900/4some for golf, a cart, beer/wine all day, lunch at the turn, and a reception with appetizers where we will award prizes. A sign link will go live soon.
If you have questions, would like to sign up a foursome, or would like to sponsor a hole please email aameyerson@gmail.com.
Rowayton Historical Society
Pickleball is Coming to Rowayton!
Rowayton’s Pickleball Courts Are Open!
 
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US because it’s easy to learn and fun to play. Rowayton Pickleball was formed to bring temporary pickleball courts to the train station – with the plan to build permanent courts, possibly at Bayley Beach. The pickleball courts at the train station are open now to Rowayton Pickleball members. The cost for 2021 is just $50 for individual or $100 for families. Join at www.rowaytonpickleball.com. Instruction and social events will be available for an additional fee. Email rowaytonpickleball@gmail.com with any questions.
Whether it’s fertilizer or plastic, it all ends up in the same place: Long Island Sound. This spring, please avoid fertilizing your lawn with traditional pesticides and instead pledge to be pesticide-free. Chemical fertilizers run off into the water, poisoning sea creatures, birds, and eventually humans, as it ends up in our food. Roundup is toxic and dangerous, with the active ingredient derived from Agent Orange. We recommend organic lawn and garden care which is friendly to pollinators, birds and humans. Going organic doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice an aesthetically pleasing lawn, and it certainly doesn’t mean that you have to devote long hours to tending your lawn. For more information about organic fertilizers, please visit the Rowayton Gardeners website.
 
Learn more about reducing plastic waste to help our community, health, and our economy at skiptheplasticnorwalk.org.