Upcoming RCA Events
Rowayton House Tour
Showcasing houses in the Rowayton Beach Association and Pine Point
Friday, September 15, 10:00am-2:00pm
Plan on joining us on Friday, September 15 from 10:00am-2:00pm for our fifth September by the Sea Rowayton house tour. We look forward to showcasing some unique and beautiful homes to stroll through, all within walking distance from one another in the Rowayton Beach Association. For more information concerning the tour please contact Peter Stuart.
It takes many volunteers to make the tour a success. Most volunteers can work and enjoy the tour and we receive terrific feedback about how enjoyable the event is for all involved. We will need volunteers to host in the featured homes, sell tickets or help in a variety of other ways.
Sign up online to Volunteer for the House Tour!
To sign up online to volunteer, visit this link.
Saturday, October 7, 4:30-10:00pm
The Oktoberfest Fundraiser will be back at the Rowayton Community Center on Saturday, October 7, from 4:30-10:00 pm. Grab your lederhosen and dirndls and come join us for German food, German bier, and an evening filled of singing and dancing. A guaranteed evening of fun. For more information please contact Christine Smith or Jennifer Friedrichsen.
Sunday, October 22, 1:00pm
Come in costume to explore the hay maze, pet the animals, take a pony ride, parade with your peers, and enter the Haunted House if you dare… Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00-4:00pm. The exact location will be confirmed by September. The RCA is looking for both adults and children to help with this event. Volunteers are needed at 9:00am to set up the hay maze. Kids who want to work in the Haunted House should come at 12:00 noon. Please contact Harrison Dunne to lend a hand.
RCA Lights Up Rowayton!
Sunday, November 26th
Downtown Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with caroling led by Brien McMahon’s award-winning Holiday Chamber Choir at 5pm and the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk.
Afterward, visit the Rowayton Historical Society model train show from 4:00-6:00pm in Pinkney House and the RHS Holiday Bazaar until 7:00pm. Then stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants, and enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market.
Rowayton Avenue will be blocked off between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House, so please come early if you’re driving. For more information, contact Rob Strickland.
Annual Rowayton Egg Nog Contest
Sunday, November 26 after the tree lighting
Were you sad that last year’s Light Up Rowayton (which was awesome!) was devoid of our storied Rowayton Egg Nog Contest tradition? Well, this year you’re in luck, as we’ll be hosting our 12th annual Rowayton Egg Nog Contest once again! All participants are welcome. Please join the contest by supplying 3 gallons of your favorite egg nog recipe. All tasters must be 21 or older. To enter, please call 215-870-0928 or email Ryan Still.
RCA Santa Run
Sunday, December 3, 1:00pm
Santa will be making his annual visit to Rowayton aboard his big red fire engine sleigh on Sunday, December 4th. He will arrive at the Rowayton train station at 1:00pm and then make his rounds through Rowayton, stopping at the corner of Crest and Ridgewood, Rowayton Library, the Bell Island gatehouse, South Beach, the Beach Association boat house and Brendan’s 101. Children can also visit him at the Firehouse on Rowayton Avenue from 2:15-2:45pm. For more information, please contact Sue Casey.
Residents are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to the Fire House that day from 1:00-3:00pm, as the Rowayton volunteer firefighters will be collecting toys for the Carver Center’s holiday party.
Santa Run Schedule
Corner Crest & Ridgewood: 1:10pm
Rowayton Library: 1:20pm
Bell Island Gatehouse: 1:30pm
South Beach: 1:40pm
Rowayton Train Station: 1:00pm
RBA Boat House: 1:50pm
Brendan’s 101: 2:00pm
Fire House: 2:15-2:45pm
(remember your toy donation!)
RCA Nativity Pageant
Saturday, December 9, 6:00pm
(Rain date: December 10, 6:00pm)
The annual Rowayton Nativity Pageant has found a permanent home! Join us again in Pinkney Park on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00pm. Featuring local performers, clergy and live animals, this family event is a wonderful way to rediscover the joy of Christmas with your neighbors and friends.
Participants are needed as angels and shepherds (grades 3-5), wise men (grades 6-8) and townspeople (all ages). For more information or to sign up to participate, email Laura Czegledi.
Help is always appreciated for the set-up and breakdown of the pageant set as well. Set-up starts at 8:00am on Saturday, December 9 at Pinkney Park. Especially needed are any individuals with sound and light system experience (sound and light set-up starts at 10:00am). Donuts and coffee provided! For more information on the set-up, email Rick Klein.
Come one, Come all and Come to the Light! (and don’t forget about the Gardeners/RCA Christmas Tree Sale on Sunday, December 10 at Pinkney Park at 11:00am.)