December 8, 2018

Chester Celebrates ‘First Friday’ Tonight

This painting of Chester’s own ‘Starry Night’ is by Barbara Rossitto.

CHESTER – Tree lighting, carol singing, hot chocolate, cider, wine, homemade cookies, music, art openings, shops in their winter wonderland glory with special gift ideas, tastings and more are all part of the annual Holiday Night/First Friday tonight, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Annual Tree Lighting and Lighting of the Menorah will be held at 5:45 p.m. at the flagpole. Then join the Chester Hose Company and Santa on Main Street at 6:30 p.m.  This part of the event is hosted by: The Rotary Club of Chester, The Chester Merchants, The Chester Hose Company, Congregation Beth Shalom, Camp Hazen, Chester Elementary School, The Chester Boy Scouts, The Chester Town Hall and The Guest House

An opening for the annual Postcard Show – dozens and dozens of original works postcard size or smaller – will be at the Chester Gallery.  Champagne by the fire will be served.

New jewelry designs from Dina Varano.

New paintings of the Connecticut River and the artist’s garden will be shown in the Holiday Exhibit at Leif Nilsson’s Gallery. His house band, Arrowhead, will play and photographer Caryn Davis will sign copies of her new book, “A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style.”

Dina Varano Gallery will introduce Dina’s annual new collection of jewelry.