"It is also the site of the annual ‘Shakespeare on the Sound’ production in the summer"
Pinkney Park is a favorite place to view the boats on the Five Mile River as it makes its way to the Long Island Sound. It is also the site of the annual ‘Shakespeare on the Sound’ production in the summer, as well as the summer concert series, the River Ramble festival, and summer Farmers Market.
"The oyster fishermen prospered and built large Victorian homes along Rowayton Ave."
There is something for everyone in Rowayton with organizations and activities like: The Civic Association, Arts Center, Gardeners Club, Rowayton Parents Exchange, Historical Society, Memorial Day parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Labor Day Swim races, Comedy Night, and the Santa Run. The Community Center boasts its own teen center, library, and dog park. There are also two nursery schools in town.
Rowayton was founded by farmers and fishermen in the 1600’s and was a major oyster-fishing center in the 1800’s. The oyster fishermen prospered and built large Victorian homes along Rowayton Ave. In the 1920’s, summer homes were built along the river and beaches, and the sailing community began to develop into the suburb that exists today.