Roundup: Sidewalk Sales, jUNe Day, Hunt Club …


It’s gonna be quite a weekend in Westport.

Sidewalk sales are set for Saturday (June 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The day includes live music, food and drinks.

For the first time in Sidewalk Sale history, Main and Elm Streets will be closed to vehicles. There’s plenty of parking nearby — including Town Hall, 2 minutes away.


This Saturday is also jUNe Day. The United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut and town of Westport host 100 UN guests.

Everyone is invited to the opening ceremony (Jesup Green, 10:30 a.m.). Guest of honor Christian Saunders, Assistant Secretary General, will read a special message from Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The 56th annual event brings UN staff and representatives, and their families, to town. They’ll head to Compo Beach and Longshore to swim, golf and play tennis, to Earthplace — and of course the Sidewalk Sale.

As always, flags of many of the 193 UN countries will fly on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge this weekend.

To volunteer, call Andrea Dostal (203-526-3275) or email For more information, call Bill Hass: 203-454-7685.

jUNe Day flags on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge. (Photo/Jeff Simon)


If you’ve ever driven by the Fairfield County Hunt Club, and wondered what goes on there — particularly recently, and seen tents and jumping fences and more — now is your chance.

The 96th Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show — that right, it’s been happening since 1926 — is underway. It runs now through Saturday (June 26), and includes everything from children’s ponies to Saturday’s Olympic-style $30,000 Grand Prix.

The public is invited. Questions? Email


Today’s “Westport … Naturally” image is one we all relate to. Sometimes even man’s best friend needs another friend.

(Photo/Dan Aron)


And finally … On this day in 1887, Banff became Canada’s first national park. It’s one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever seen.

3 responses to “Roundup: Sidewalk Sales, jUNe Day, Hunt Club …

  1. Bill Strittmatter

    Does Elm Street being closed Saturday mean no access to Baldwin Lot or is it still open from Church to the lot? Seems rather excessive to cut off that much parking given lack of retail on most of Elm.

    • Hi Bill! All public lots will remain open, the only lot that will be closed is the private Brooks Brothers lot. Elm St. will be closed up to the Sigrid Schultz lot. Happy shopping!

  2. Pegeen Gaherin

    Danny this is the second or third time you have mentioned
    The Hunt Club in a positive vein

    What do you neglect to mention is :
    when you and I were neighbors on Highpoint Road the Hunt club was restricted
    I don’t even know when that ended when Jewish people were allowed to be members . we were in high school?

    I think it’s important to mention that aspect as well