Greiser’s Summer Nights Event July 22

Folk Music, Grilled Bratwurst, Blueberry Pie, and Ice Cream Outdoors!

Shannon McMahon is known in Easton as our Library Assistant, Shannon Bruchal, but she’s also an accomplished singer/songwriter who has recorded two CDs. Don’t miss this chance to hear her contemporary folk songs and rich vocals live at Greiser’s!

Shannon’s music resonates with a strong sense of the human experience. She got her first guitar at the age of nine, and wrote her first song when she was ten years old. She started performing publicly when she was 12, at church, coffeehouses and other functions. At the age of 17, Shannon auditioned for and was accepted into a vocal performance class at the New School, in New York City, taught by Brown Bradley.

In 1996, Shannon recorded her debut CD, Some of My Years, an independent release that features 12 original songs in a contemporary folk style with a hint of country flavor. Her warm, earnest voice is reminiscent of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant.

Since 2008, Shannon has also been performing daily for worldwide audiences in Second Life. She was chosen as a finalist for the CT Folk Fest for 2015, and was also selected as an alternate for the 2015 CT Folk songwriting contest. Her music is available on Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and CDBaby.

Wishing On Planes, Shannon’s new album was recorded with Paul Opalach at Long Hill Recording Studios and is for sale at Greiser’s.

See our menu and order your meal in advance online here. Guests may BYOB and park across the intersection at the Congregational Church lot.

NEW: Art Show and Reception: Kris Lynch

Sunflowers watercolor by Kris Lynch

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00PM.
We’re pleased to announce that we have rescheduled the first of several art shows and receptions that were originally scheduled at Greiser’s in 2020, but canceled due to the pandemic.

Kris Lynch is known to many artists and art lovers in town for her work as an Easton Arts Council Board Member. We are delighted and privileged to host a show of her work in our store for the month of October. Please join us and meet Kris for an opening reception on the evening of October 7. All artwork will be for sale in the store and online.

Kris Lynch studied art and graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. She is an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society and has exhibited in numerous juried shows throughout Connecticut. Originally from New York City, Kris is a long-time resident of Easton. After working as a graphic designer for many years, she now enjoys traveling with a sketch pad and camera and working on larger, more detailed pieces in her home studio.

Greiser’s Summer Nights

It’s summer 2021 and our weekly party at the pumps is back!

Our parking lot is the place to be on Thursday nights all summer. Weekly events from July 1 thru Sep 2 serve up local food and music played by Easton bands and Greiser’s talented customers. Gather with old friends and meet new neighbors!

BYOB. No reservations, no fee, no outside food, no early birds please!

Park at Congregational Church across the intersection – an Easton police officer will monitor traffic for your safety.

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for weekly menus and details. Music lineup below:

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP

RESCHEDULED FOR SEPT 9! July 1 – Max 2.0 acoustic trio featuring Greiser’s regular Joe P. playing classic ’70s rock and more

July 8 – The Greiser’s Jazz Combo

July 15 – Nick Sproviero, rock and roll classics

July 22 – Shannon McMahon, contemporary folk singer songwriter

July 29 – Hitch and the Giddyup with Dan Carlucci

August 5 – Amber Anchor with Dan Tressler

August 12 – Leslie Costa Duo

August 19 – Gold Dust with Art Laske

August 26 – Samantha Preis, singer songwriter

September 2 – Emma’s Plight with Greiser’s main man Ryan Murawski on drums

September 9 – Max 2.0 acoustic trio featuring Greiser’s regular Joe P. playing classic ’70s rock and more

Paintings by Paul Rockoff

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM.
Join us for an exhibit of the work of Fairfield native and oral surgeon Dr. Paul Rockoff, who calls himself “The Color Blind Artist.” An accomplished oil painter, he works mostly with black and white paints, adding splashes of colors that he chooses based on the name on the tube.

Dr. Rockoff practiced medicine in Bridgeport from 1972 until 2015, where he was chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital. Since then, he has practiced in Fairfield with the Connecticut Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centers.

POSTPONED Pete Bergeron: Timeless Tiny Oil Paintings

Snows Farm, by Pete Bergeron

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM.
Meet Redding fine artist Pete Bergeron at the opening of our exhibit of a dozen of his smallest (5″x7″) oil paintings.

Pete has been painting ever since being inspired in early childhood by the classic television instruction series “You Are an Artist” hosted by Jon Gnagy.

His formal art training began at Paier School of Art in Hamden, Conn., where he studied illustration. Eventually he turned to large scale painting and, like artist James Rosenquist before him, he worked as a billboard painter creating giant images of hamburgers, beer bottles, cars and other colorful oversized advertisements.

In 1990 he studied with Frank Covino of Waitsfield, Vermont, to learn the Classical Academic approach to painting: a systematic method that begins with a detailed monochromatic under-painting superimposed with many layers of thinly applied colored glazes. The resulting effect gives an overall luminous quality to the finished painting. His commitment to fine art was a natural direction that led to a consuming full-time passion for creating lasting and timeless works of art.

Pete’s current landscape paintings are reminiscent of the late nineteenth century American landscape painters of the Hudson River School — including John Frederick Kensett, Sanford Robinson Gifford, and William Trost Richards — and of the Tonalist painters of that period. His work hangs in many collections throughout New England and other areas of the U.S.

Shamrock Sunday: A St. Paddy’s Celebration at O’Greiser’s

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00PM

Join us for some green fun and good luck on the Sunday before St. Paddy’s Day. Shamrock lattes, green bagels, Irish soda bread, corned beef & cabbage sandwiches, DIY Irish coffees, and live Irish music!

Entertainment by legendary Easton folk musician Dan Tressler from 1:30 – 3:30.

BYO Irish spirits. Overflow parking at the Congregational Church.

POSTPONED Appreciating the Poetry of Cats, with Illustrator Alice Fritz

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM.

In celebration of World Poetry Day, Greiser’s presents a unique event for lovers of poetry and students of cats alike. According to artist Alice Fritz, “Cats rarely wish to share their poems. Even more rarely does anyone wish to read their poems.”

Nevertheless, Fritz, was called upon to curate the artwork for a new poetry anthology, “Your Jacket Needs More Hairballs: Poems by Cats for the People Who Serve Them.” Greiser’s will host a reading and discussion of the publication with Fritz on Thursday, March 19, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

“Your Jacket Needs More Hairballs” is a lighthearted art book featuring photography, illustration, and poetry from cats at the Warm Kitty Institute. The Institute, founded in 2011 to further R&D into providing real and lasting warmness for kitties, enjoys worldwide renown as the leader in cat-led research sciences. Less well known is that WKI also counts among its members many prolific literary cats. As feline poets would rather nap on the couch than compose coffee table books, their first anthology is a long time coming.

The Institute issued a call for poetry to the various and far-flung Warm Kitty Institute annexes worldwide. (Unbeknownst to you, your own home might be one such annex. For instance, if your cat continuously knocks things onto the floor, she is likely conducting gravimetric research.) In addition to a few poetry submissions, the institute received a multitude of poetically posed cat selfies, so Fritz was called upon to curate art for the anthology.

Join us Thursday evening at Greiser’s as Fritz discusses the cats’ artwork and reads their poetry, which fixates on a few interrelated themes: napping, eating, the desire to kill, and lodging formal complaints about lodgings. Copies of “Your Jacket Needs More Hairballs: Poems by Cats for the People Who Serve Them” and Warm Kitty Institute swag will be available for sale. Greiser’s will provide kibble and guests are welcome to bring their own catnip. Overflow parking is available at the Congregational Church across the intersection of Center Road with Westport Road.

When not under contract to the Warm Kitty Institute, Fritz is also occupied as a potter, a jewelry maker, a software engineer, and a Greiser’s barista.

Darbylyn Dawid: Paintings and Prints by One of Easton’s Own

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM.
Join us for the opening exhibit of Easton born-and-raised oil painter Darbylyn Dawid. She is a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC, with a BA in Illustration. Her current projects have been creating photorealistic pieces of maritime life.  An emerging artist, Darbylyn resides now in Brooklyn.

See Darbylyn Dawid’s portfolio online at https://darbylyn.com/

An Evening with Local Historians Bruce & Brent

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM.
Join us at Greiser’s for a book launch and exhibit opening. Local historian and Historical Society of Easton research director Bruce Nelson (pictured, right) will read from and discuss the new book he coauthored with Redding native Brent Colley (left), The Revolution Comes to Redding. Brent designed the History of Redding website and Bruce is also the curator of our new exhibit of historic local photography and architectural reprints.

Based on the 1778 journal of a fourteen-year-old boy named Jonas Fairchild, The Revolution Comes to Redding is a fictional account of actual Revolutionary War events that took place during the fall and winter of 1778-1779 when the troops under General Israel Putnam’s command were stationed in Redding. This is not an account of the battles that led to the ultimate victory of the Continental Army, but rather an account of the sacrifices made by the ordinary citizens of a small town where the number of inhabitants more than tripled in size in a matter of weeks, giving Redding one of the largest populations in the entire state in January of 1779!