How to Commemorate Memorial Day in Fairfield

The annual Memorial Sea Service will be at 10 am on May 27 at South Benson Marina.

A Memorial Day Mass will be at noon on May 28 at the Church of the Assumption. The mass will honor the war dead, followed by a military commemoration service and laying of wreaths.

On Monday, there will be the annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from 7 am to noon. The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tag Sale will be at the Old Academy, near the Old Town Hall, from 10 am to 3 pm

The annual parade will be at 10 am on Monday. It begins at the corner of Post and South Pine Creek streets and ends at Old Post Road in front of Old Town Hall. For more details about the parade, visit the Fairfield Parks and Recreation – Memorial Day page at The Memorial Day Picnic and Concert will be from noon to 3 pm at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

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Fairfield Road Racing

More than 3,000 runners are expected in MJP Wealth Advisors Fairfield Road Races on June 3 and 4. The 5K and Lil’ Stags Kids Fun Run will take place on June 3. The half marathon will take place on June 4.

The “Lucas Challenge,” sponsored by Fairfield University, challenges runners to conquer both the half marathon and the 5K. The half marathon is limited to 2,000 people.

New this year, the half marathon was selected to host the Connecticut State Championship. This attracts the best distance runners and running clubs in the state to compete. The winners of the men’s and women’s half marathon will win $400 and two round-trip tickets from Avelo Airlines.

The post-race beach party features live music, food vendors, and an awards ceremony. The race also includes various bands and cheerleading squads throughout the half marathon and 5K racetracks cheering on all the runners as they go by. Avelo Airline tickets will be given away randomly on race weekend.

MJP Wealth Advisors Fairfield Road Race is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports numerous local charities each year.

The races are organized by the fire brigade and the Fairfield Fire Department.

COVID recovery money is still available

The City is accepting applications for the Fairfield COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The fund was established in 2022 using money from the American Rescue Plan Act to provide limited and one-time assistance to Fairfield residents who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must demonstrate that they have exhausted any other assistance funds or available resources for which they may be eligible.

Financial assistance for housing and basic household costs such as utilities, child care, health care expenses, and car loans and expenses will be considered. Applicants must be Fairfield residents and in good standing with all city tax obligations at the time of application.

For information on the application process and eligibility requirements for the COVID Recovery Fund, call Fairfield Social Services at 203-256-3170 or visit COVID-19 Recovery Fund – City of Fairfield, Connecticut (fairfieldct. .org). Financial assistance will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Olympics host summer games

Special Olympics Connecticut will host its 2023 Summer Games presented by Pratt & Whitney on June 3, 4, 10 and 11.

Fairfield University will host soccer and swimming on June 3. The swim will continue on June 4th.

Yale West Campus will host cycling on June 3. The Yale Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex will host track and field on June 10 and 11.

The walk and wheelchair events will be at Southern Connecticut State University on June 10 and 11.

All events will take place from 8:30 am to 4 pm To learn more and discover volunteer opportunities, visit and follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. To contact Special Olympics Connecticut, email [email protected] or call 203-230-1201.

Health and medical professionals and students will provide free health and fitness screenings, education and resources to athletes through the Special Olympics Connecticut Healthy Athletes program. Healthy Athletes offerings will include audiology, massage therapy, and prevention and nutrition at Fairfield University’s Barone Campus Center on June 3. Yale will host dentistry, physical therapy, emotional health, and podiatry during their respective events.

Olympic Town will also set up shop at the venues to provide athletes with entertainment, games and activities to enjoy during downtime between their events.

City and video company team up to help small businesses

Fairfield Office of Community and Economic Development partners with Fairfield Video Group/CT Biz Tour to produce custom videos
promotional videos for Fairfield small businesses at a special discounted rate.

Under this program, physical establishments located within the city with no more than five employees may be eligible to receive 50 percent reimbursement for these video production and marketing expenses up to a maximum of $450 per approved business.

To be considered for the program and eligible for rebate, businesses must apply online and be pre-approved by the city. Approved businesses can then contract with Fairfield Video Group/CT Biz Tour and create their own promotional videos. Businesses enrolled in the program will receive a 60-90 second video, as well as a 15-second sneak peek that they can use for their websites and social media channels.

The program is funded through a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered by the Fairfield Office of Community and Economic Development. Funding is limited. Applications will be accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are fully committed.

For more information on this program or to apply, contact the Fairfield Office of Community and Economic Development at 203-256-3120 or visit their website.

Fairfield Video Group is a Connecticut-based video production company specializing in marketing videos, training videos, live event videos, promotional videos, corporate videos, home improvement contractor videos, and professional videography for companies.

Fairfield Nonprofit Housing Fundraiser

Team Woofgang & Co. will present “Party with a Purpose,” Woofie Wonderland from 6:30-10 pm June 1 at Park City Music Hall in the heart of Black Rock.

This year’s party is a disco celebration with live music performed by Band Central. There will be the premiere of your new team member’s “movie”, a silent auction and popsicle raise, and food and drinks provided by Harborview Market.

Tickets are $200 per person with sponsorship opportunities available as well.

All proceeds will go directly to curriculum, programming, and support Team Woofgang’s commitment to provide individualized vocational skills training, lifelong learning, and social opportunities at no cost to team members or their families. The Woofgang Team curriculum is tailored to the unique special abilities of each team member by enhancing individual skills through the production, packaging, marketing and sale of pet treats and novelty items.

For more information on Team Woofgang & Co., visit or their pet store, 1300 Post Road, Fairfield.