Celebrating the 215th Anniversary of the Easton Meteorite

You’re invited, Wednesday, December 14, for stellar small bites, sparkling stardust cocktails, and a history lesson

Come enjoy an engaging talk about the fascinating scientific event that put Easton, Conn., on the Astronomical map in 1807.

Frank Pagliaro, a retired financial industry professional turned Greiser’s barista, happens to be an expert on the Weston Meteorite that fell to Earth on December 14, 1807. He’s co-author of a 2010 paper published in the journal of the Meteoritical Society that shares his research into the geographical positions of the meteorite fall sites.

Considering that the meteorite’s flare was spotted by homeowners around town and its magnetic bits landed in our own backyards, we prefer to call it the Easton Meteorite.

As has become our annual tradition, Greiser’s will celebrate the historic and momentous occasion with an educational talk and a slightly less than cosmic celebration.

Tickets, $24, are available for purchase online here, at our register, or at the door on December 14, at 6:30 pm.

Humble Beauty: Hand-Colored Prints by Marcy Juran

Opening Reception Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm

Live Music by Hey Honeybabe

Marcy Juran’s lifelong fascination with the botanical kingdom began in her parents’ suburban Connecticut vegetable gardens. She fondly recalls her mother’s asparagus beds and a tomato garden her father planted for her to tend at age 6. The images she has hung at Greiser’s this autumn are “ripe with memories,” she says.

Juran, a Greiser’s regular, is visual artist with a practice that includes photography, encaustic painting, and handmade paper. Her focus combines personal narratives with the natural environs of her native New England.

She began her work in photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she concentrated in graphic design. Throughout her design career, Juran collaborated with photographers to create award-winning work grounded in photographic storytelling.

Her own photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S., including at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery, the SOHO Gallery, Sohn Fine Art, the SE Center for Photography, and the A Smith Gallery.

In Connecticut, her work has been shown at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, the Rowayton Arts Center, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, The Westport Arts Center, The Bendheim Gallery, The Ely Center, and the Kershner gallery. Her photography has also been published in the online publications Fraction, Lenscratch, and Don’t Take Pictures. 

Juran holds an A.B. in Studio Art from Brown University. She pursued additional studies in graphic design, printmaking, and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Cranbrook, and the Maine Media Workshops. A native of Connecticut, Juran works from her studio in Westport, and is an exhibiting member of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Rowayton Arts Center, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

All works in this exhibit are Hand-Colored Archival Pigment Prints, copyright 2022 Marcy Juran, and are either 13 x 19-inch prints framed to 16 x 22 inches or 6 x 9-inch prints framed to 12 x 15 inches. Prices are for framed works. Larger works are 1 of 7; smaller works are 1 of 10. 

Greiser’s will feature Juran’s “Humble Beauty” exhibit through Thanksgiving. Friends and customers are invited to a free opening reception with live musical accompaniment by Hey Honeybabe on Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

View individual pieces and prices here.

Catch Easton’s Biggest Bluegrass Stars at Greiser’s

Dan Carlucci & Dan Tressler will play our Cookout August 25

Easton’s finest and Greiser’s favorite two bluegrass musicians team up for a special performance in our parking lot on Thursday, August 25, starting at 6:30 pm.

Dan Carlucci and Dan Tressler, both of Easton and formerly partners in the band String Fingers, are getting together for a cookout & concert at Greiser’s. The incredibly talented duo, aka Dan Squared, play original music as well as Americana, folk, and bluegrass covers. Anyone who has seen them perform knows that we’re in for a special treat tonight.

Cookout + Concert tickets are $24 adults, $12 kids, and must be purchased in advance in-store or online. The cookout menu will include grilled meats and veggies, a cold salad, chips, and dessert.

Music-only tickets will be available at the show for $10.

Beer will be available for purchase at this event, courtesy of Roadie, the Redding Roadhouse Beer Truck.

Want to preview their sound? We carry several CDs by both musicians at Greiser’s.

An Evening of Folk, Rock and Pop with Moxanne

Live music Thursday August 18 on Greiser’s front porch

Join us at Greiser’s on the front porch on Thursday August 18 for an evening of acoustic classic rock, pop, and folk with Moxanne and her trio. Music starts at 6:00 pm. Book a seat here for $5, or pay when you arrive. Sandwiches, snacks and softdrinks will be available for purchase in the store.

With a soulful voice, cheerful mood, and interesting stories, Moxanne has entertained us at Greiser’s and at the Easton Public Library before and we’re delighted for her return to Greiser’s, when we will request that someone capture a few sharp photos of her group!

Newtown Americana Cover Band Will Entertain at Greiser’s Aug. 11

Enjoy good weather and great music on our front porch with friends Thursday evening!

Newtown cover band Iris Lies – featuring Maggie Ferrari, Andrew Sirois and Chris Des Biens – will perform Americana, folk, and B-side harmonies outdoors at Greiser’s Thursday evening, August 11. Advance purchase for cheeseboards ($24 includes seating) is requested by noon day of show. $5 show-only tickets may be purchased on site or in advance online here.

Event is BYOB and ends at 7:30pm. Store will be open for additional food and drink. Overflow parking is available at the Congregational Church across the intersection.

Pre-Carnival Fun at Greiser’s Thursday Night!

Join us for a cookout with cover band Fake ID from 6:30 – 8:30 on August 4.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Greiser’s first parking lot cookout of summer 2022 on Thursday, August 4, will feature the acclaimed Fairfield County cover band Fake ID. Come at 6:30 to dance and dine on grilled sausages & sliders plus corn on the cob, macaroni salad, pickles and chips. Tickets for dinner + show are $24 for adults, $12 for kids.

In more than a decade of performing across Fairfield County, Fake ID has built up a following at hot spots including The Gray Goose, The Spotted Horse, Old Post Tavern, and more. The band is loved for its amazing range of cover tunes and high energy performances that get the crowd moving. 

Advance online ticket purchase is recommended, but on-site purchase will available while supplies last. Seating is limited to 60.

NOTE: BYOB is permitted. BYO water is recommended! Soft drinks available for purchase in the store. Other snacks and sweets will also be available for purchase. Please park in the Congregational Church lot across the intersection.

The Easton Firemen’s Carnival stays open till 11:00 pm on August 4.

Mike Miles Plays Rock & Blues Guitar at Greiser’s

Thursday, June 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Easton native Mike Miles returns to the little Greiser’s “stage” to kick off our Summer 2022 live outdoor music series. As the former lead singer and guitarist of the bands Let the Good Times Roll and Shade of Blues, Mike plays a blend of rock, pop, blues, and country.

Book your seats for any of our our BYOB happy hours with live music here!

This summer, starting Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Greiser’s will host 6 intimate byob happy hour evenings*, featuring acoustic solos by local musicians on our front porch (or indoors in case of rain).

These evenings are open to all, but seating is limited to ticket holders. Our $24 ticket price covers your seat, a cheeseboard, and glassware/ice setup for beverages you bring. Non-alcoholic drinks, mixers, and other snacks will be available for sale.

When booking, please specify any dietary restriction as well as your preference for indoor or outdoor seating. Guests will be welcome to browse the store, mingle, and step outside for the music.

* Interested in our big ole traditional family friendly parking lot events? Stay tuned for details on the 4 concert cookouts we have planned for this summer!

History Chat & Coffee Klatch with Frank

Join Greiser’s barista and Easton historian Frank Pagliaro for a fun monthly lecture series at Greiser’s

Learn something new about your surroundings this summer! Sign up to join one, two, or all three of our Coffee Klatch & History Chats with Frank.

Frank Pagliaro is a 27-year Easton resident with a passion for history and what he calls a “wikipedic” knowledge of all things local; that is, “constantly evolving and sometimes wrong.” Frank is a member of the Easton Cemetery Committee and was co-author of the definitive study of the 1807 Weston Meteorite fall sites. He’s a former Historical Society of Easton board member and presently works part-time at Greiser’s as a barista.

Frank will present each topic with pictures and maps, lead a casual discussion, and answer all your questions about Easton history.

Each 90-minute event will take place in our art gallery/back room on the second Tuesday of the month from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. The $12-per-event ticket price includes a light breakfast buffet of coffee, tea, and juice, plus fresh baked croissants and scones, donut muffins, and yogurt. Seating is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Register for all 3 events at once and save $6! $12 per event or $30 for all three.

Seniors may park at the Senior Center and ride the bus to and from Greiser’s.

Tuesday, June 14: A General History of Easton

Once considered the northern wilderness of the town of Fairfield, Easton is now known as the Jewel of Fairfield County. We’ll talk about the Native Peoples who first lived here, the mapping of the Long Lots, the first colonial settlers, the parish of North Fairfield, the Revolution, the town of Weston (including a meteorite tease), the establishment of town of Easton, the creation of the reservoirs, and Easton’s decline and rebirth.

Tuesday, July 12: Easton’s Old Burial Grounds

Our cemeteries tell the stories of life and death in 18th and 19th century Easton and give clues about the practices and rituals of people who lived here. We’ll also talk about gravestone styles over time and the places where some of our notable residents lived and now rest.

Tuesday, August 9: The Weston Meteorite

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the first recorded fall of a meteorite in North America, who saw it, where they found it, and how it affected the nascent American science community. We’d like its name changed to the Easton Meteorite!

Click here to purchase tickets today!

To register by phone with a credit card, call 203-220-9424 during business hours. Greiser’s is open Tue – Fri 7am – 5pm and from 7am – 3pm on weekends. The store is closed Mondays.

Greiser’s to Host Duvian Montoya Art Reception & Exhibit in March

The artwork of Easton-based painter and muralist Duvian Montoya can be found in public spaces in New Haven and throughout Norwalk, on permanent display at the SONO Collection, and among the art collections of Disney, the Albuquerque real estate corporation Gulfstream Worldwide, The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, and Housatonic Community College.

So, Greiser’s is thrilled to announce an upcoming exhibit of a small selection of work by our acclaimed friend and customer. About a dozen of Montoya’s paintings will be on display and for sale at Greiser’s from March 22 through April 30, 2022. An opening reception on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm is open to the public.

Montoya’s portraits of his family and Team Greiser’s were among his “Longing for Connection” pandemic series.

A Norwalk native, Montoya studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. After graduation, he restored antique lithographs for museums, galleries and collectors around the world; studied the Old Masters’ techniques in Europe; and established a gallery exhibiting New Mexican contemporary artists in Santa Fe before returning to Connecticut. After spending five years converting an historic Georgian-style mansion in Norwalk into the St. Phillip’s Artist Guild gallery and studio space, he moved with his wife Emma Montoya to Easton in 2011.

Presently, he is serving as Artistic and Educational Director at The Norwalk Art Space, which offers free art education to underserved high school students and a premier space for regional artist exhibitions and programs.

Montoya’s philosophy is to paint the stories of our present lives the way our ancestors did in caves 10,000 years ago for future generations to build on.

“By studying our visual history, we can see our evolution and strive for a better tomorrow through a sophisticated visual language,” Montoya says. His gallery work and public installations give context to humanity’s current struggles, achievements, and aspirations. This is especially true of a mural project at the South Norwalk Train Station where he used the language of fashion to represent decades of transitory history in Norwalk and a mural at the Norwalk Public Library that shares Montoya’s parents’ story of migration from Colombia, South America, to Norwalk by using architecture and design as his visual transitions from country to country.

Montoya says he most enjoys creating a narrative that connects generations of people through symbols, color, texture, and shared visual cues. His recent work has spoken to the need for human connection in a time of social distancing and isolation. Other works depict individual meditative moments, architecture and its function as a cultural reference to its people and place, and the need to stand united against injustice toward our black and brown brothers and sisters.

Valentine’s Sunday Shop & Sip

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 13, NOON – 3PM.

A visit to the Love Hub of Easton this weekend will chase away all your winter blues! On Sunday afternoon, treat yourself to a solo afternoon out, or bring someone you adore and enjoy pink bubbly while browsing our sweet selection of Valentine’s baubles. We’ve got pretty and delicious goodies for him, for her, for kids, for your Galentine, for foodies, and for you. Plus: dozens of designs of Valentine’s cards, including vintage.

Don’t forget we’re closed on Mondays, including Valentine’s Day. Shop local for all the ones you love on Sunday!

Indoor seating is available.