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2017 Strolling Progressive Dinner

2017 Strolling Progressive Dinner

S.H.O.P. is hosting a new event this month, our inaugural Strolling Progressive Dinner.

Three local restaurants will host ticket-holders for the progressive dinner. Guests should park in the lot at 5 Glen Road, and walk to the three participating locations, and take in the sights of the village at night. The total walking distance is less than one-third of a mile from the parking lot and the final event destination.

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Introducing the Inaugural Ornament

Start a new family tradition and become a collector, beginning with our inaugural piece. Crafted in pewter, these beautiful ornaments have a no-polish required finish and will make a beautiful addition to your family’s home.

For more information and to purchase online

Adopt a Lamppost!

Join in the fun and adopt a lamppost in the village! Families, businesses, community organizations are welcome!

For more information or to adopt a lamppost

There’s a place within Newtown that is a place apart. Nestled along the Pootatuck River, it is a village called Sandy Hook. We began with saw and gristmills that provided the timber to build this town. We grew as a place tightly bound as a community.

Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity

“S.H.O.P.” has been instrumental in supporting the Sandy Hook Village community and business district by implementing ongoing revitalization, marketing, business growth, philanthropy, advocacy and Arts & Culture initiatives since the 80s. Want to become a S.H.O.P. Member?  If so, please complete the New SHOP Member Registration Form

Eichler's Cove Marina

Located at the end of Old Bridge Road in the southeastern corner of Sandy Hook, Eichler’s Cove offers a marina, boat launch, picnic area, beach, and spectacular view. Eichler’s Cove is the only public access to Lake Zoar for Newtown residents. Seasonal boat launch passes and swim passes may be purchased at the parks and Recreation office during regular business hours or online at www.newtown-ct.gov. (Photo courtesy of the Newtown Patch)

Treadwell Memorial Park

Located on Philo Curtis Road in Sandy Hook, this park is open from 8 am to 8 pm. Amenities include four tennis courts, a ball wall, basketball court, two playground areas, a pavilion, multipurpose baseball / softball field, two artificial surface fields, and a swimming pool complex, which features an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with a diving “L” and wading pool. Swim passes can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office during regular business hours or online at www.newtown-ct.gov.

Rocky Glen State Park

In 1839 Charles Goodyear discovered the process for vulcanizing rubber at a shop in the glen in Sandy Hook, which gave rise to the American rubber industry and lead to the establishment of a rubber factory in Rocky Glen. Located between Glen Road and Black Bridge Road, this park has two easy walks, one from each end of the park. Each walk is about an hour long.

McLaughlin Vineyards

McLaughlin Vineyards is a year-round farm dedicated to the production of quality wines and maple syrup in a natural environment. Located in Southern Connecticut, the 160 acre historic operation includes 15 acres of vineyards, a 2500 case winery, hiking trails, wine education seminars, a sugar house, sugar maple trees, and even a 50 acre wildlife and bald eagle sanctuary. (Photo courtesy of the McLaughlin Vineyard website)