Neighborhoods: Farmers markets still going strong


The Hospital for Special Surgery will be offering an eight-minute physical test for local athletes to assess their musculoskeletal health using groundbreaking computer vision technology called HSS DARI Motion on Sept. 19 at the main hallway of Chelsea Piers, 1 Blachley Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. The service will also be available on Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The pop-up experience, called HSS Cube, uses augmented reality technology to help athletes understand how movement affects musculoskeletal wellness.

The technology measures mobility, symmetry, strength and alignment using a markerless motion capture system. The test will be followed by a brief results assessment by a physical therapist. Comparisons with peer groups and guidance on general wellness benchmarks will be provided in the personal mobility assessment.

The Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford is hosting the Stamford Mill Riverdance Irish Festival at Stamford’s Mill River Park Sept. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a rain date scheduled for Oct. 5.

The event, dubbed “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day,” will include the announcement of the 2020 Stamford St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal, as well as Irish music, dancing, food and drink.

The Stamford Chorale invites singers to the first rehearsal of the fall season beginning Sept. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Stamford Government Center, second floor, 888 Washington Blvd. Open rehearsals continue on Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1.

The community chorus, now in its 71st year, includes amateurs to professionals. No audition is required. Instruction on vocal technique and performance is included.

Repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary. Winter and spring concerts will be performed under the direction of Eric Trudel, an award-winning vocal coach and pianist. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States and teaches at Hartt School of Music and at Western and Southern Connecticut State universities.

For more information, call 203-359-0659 or email [email protected]

The Harbor Point Farmers Market takes place every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1 Harbor Point Road.

The market offers a variety of fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cut flowers and plants, and more.

There will be live music from noon to 2 p.m.

Complimentary parking is available at garages located at 2200 Atlantic St. and 100 Washington Blvd., and at the surface lot at 210 Washington Blvd.

In the event of inclement weather, vendors will be located under covering between the Towers at the Beacon Harbor Point Apartments, at 1 Harbor Point Drive.

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Fairgate Farm, at 129 Stillwater Ave., hosts bi-weekly farmers markets on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Fairgate Farm is thrilled to offer the community an alternative way of sourcing fresh organic produce. The farmers market offers produce, fresh flowers and herbs from Fairgate Farm, as well as sourcing from local Connecticut farms to offer a seasonal selection of organic fruits and vegetables.

The Fairgate Farm Farmers Market accepts cash and SNAP benefits.

It is open on Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, into October.


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