This summer's Imagine Norwalk wraps up Friday

Reflector sponsoring children's movie at Suhr Family Park.
Scott Seitz
Aug 19, 2014


The summer version of Imagine Norwalk wraps up Friday in Uptown Norwalk.

"Join us for this summer's final Imagine Norwalk on Friday, Aug. 22," said Chris Castle, event organizer and owner of the Dirtsandwich Music Company.

"This has been an amazing series of events and the next promises to be the biggest and best yet," he added.

Leading up to Friday, a number of local businesses have been collecting canned goods.

"We will create a giant community art piece with the cans before hauling them off to the Norwalk Area Food Bank," Castle said.

A variety of local musicians and artists will take part in Friday's Imagine Norwalk.

"We'll be welcoming the Diamond Collection, the Woodcarver's Den, Insurance Services Of Norwalk, Heavy G's, Mary's Electrolysis, the North American Martial Arts Institute and more area businesses into the fold," Castle said.

"Disney/Pixar's 'Cars' will be our movie In the park, thanks to the Norwalk Reflector and we'll have a very exciting announcement from the Norwalk Area United Fund," he added.

Though the Hester Street bike club members have been absent from the past few Imagine Norwalk events, Castle is counting on them to show up Friday.

"Those boys are underground," he said.

A tentative schedule for Friday's happenings follows:

5 p.m. -- Loda Mae at the Northern Ohio Antique Mall.

5 p.m. -- The Woodcarver's Den at Pohl's Park.

5 p.m. -- Sweet Lou's Home Bakery at Gabby Road Studio.

5 p.m. -- Spherion open job recruit at Dirtsandwich.

5 p.m. -- Heavy G's at East Main Street.

5 p.m. -- Gibson's Herbal Gatherings at Gabby Road Studio.

5 p.m. -- TBA at When Pigs Fly.

5:30 p.m. -- Recycled Stylez Vintage at West Main Street.

5:30 p.m. -- Emily Keener at Patina46.

5:30 p.m. -- Chase Castle at Mannino's on Main.

5:30 p.m. -- The Fragrance Buffet at Hester Street.

5:30 p.m. -- Dan Kenyon at Sheri's Coffee House.

5:30 p.m. -- The Smiths at Arter Home Furnishings.

6 p.m. -- Open house at NAMAI.

6 p.m. -- Kevin Obermeyer at Insurance Services of Norwalk.

6 p.m. -- Classic car cruise-in at Main Street Barber Shop.

6 p.m. -- Free open skate at the Haven.

6:30 p.m. -- The Princess Parade at Main Street School.

6:30 p.m. -- Special announcement by the Norwalk Area United Fund.

6:30 p.m. -- Dan Robertson at Sheri's Coffee House.

6:30 p.m. -- Great Grandpa Beebe at Excel Bike.

6:30 p.m. -- Reggae Ukulele by D. Schaff at Mary's Electrolysis.

7 p.m. -- Praise and hymn sing along at First Baptist Church.

7 p.m. -- Hula hoop contest at the Diamond Collection.

7 p.m. -- Face painting and balloons at Suhr Family Park.

7 p.m. -- Kids' stone painting at Suhr Family Park.

7 p.m. -- Pizza in the park at Suhr Family Park.

7:30 p.m. -- Jonathan and Julie Torrence at Sheri's Coffee House.

7:30 p.m. -- Chris Castle at LinDale "M" Broidery.

7:30 p.m. -- Kids' reading circle at Suhr Family Park.

8 p.m. -- Martial arts demonstration at Suhr Family Park.

8 p.m. -- Asbestos Lettuce at East Main Street.

8 p.m. -- Can drive for Norwalk Area Food Bank.

8:30 p.m. -- The Relations at Norwalk Theatre.

8:30 p.m. -- Open poetry hour at Dirtsandwich.

9 p.m. -- Family movie at Suhr Family Park.

10 p.m. -- Derek J. Schaffer and Chad Miller at the Office Bar.


J Koch

My husband and I went to Imagine Norwalk. It is unbelievably fun!

Thank you to Chris Castle, the businesses, and the musicians.

swiss family

I agree J Koch... it really brought out the nice side of Norwalk.. it is ashame that it has to end.. I was looking forward to a fall and Halloween themed Friday night... but I think Chris Castle, should be named the citizen of the year..


I agree

Cliff Cannon



Interesting that this fantastic series of events was spearheaded by the local business community, led by Chris Castle. But, where was our wonderful Main Street program in all this? I haven't heard them mentioned once in connection with this effort.


The Main Street Norwalk program has been very involved from the beginning providing support for this wonderful program. If you look at the Imagine Norwalk website, and all of the Facebook pages run by Imagine Norwalk and Main Street Norwalk you will see them mentioned as well as see their support. Main Street Norwalk's Program Manager has been present at ALL but the first Imagine Norwalk, she is seen everywhere assisting, talking with visitors, and taking photos for use in the Imagine Norwalk promotions. Main Street Norwalk Board members and volunteers have also participated and attended Imagine Norwalk. Main Street Norwalk has financially supported the event as a sponsor, assisted in communications between businesses, and helped coordinate activities. There is a lot that goes into an event like this and I assure you that Main Street Norwalk has been running alongside providing assistance the entire way. Chris Castle, the artists and the business community should be front and center in this and Main Street Norwalk does not need and should not be front and center, but assuming that supporting role for the community.