Earth Day fun set for Wright Tech in Stamford, bubbles in the park and more

Alan McIntyre was honored for his service to the Stamford Symphony and the wider Fairfield community with a presentation at the Palace Theater and a notice that April 9, 2022 was Alan McIntyre Day in the town of Stamford.

McIntyre, of Darien, is the former chairman of the Stamford Symphony board. He joined the board in 2010 and became its chairman in 2015.

During his tenure, he oversaw the hiring of a new general manager and the appointment of music director Michael Stern. He also made the leadership gift to the orchestra’s Crescendo Fund for the Future of Stamford Symphony.

McIntyre remains on the board and will continue to chair the orchestra’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Among those present at the ceremony was U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Wright Tech celebrates Earth Day

JM Wright Technical High School will hold its Earth Day celebration on April 22 to show the school’s commitment to a greener planet.

“Wright Tech students have a genuine interest in the topics of environmental protection, climate change and recycling,” said Justin Lowe, director of Wright Tech. “Students want to know what they can do and how they can make a difference. I say it starts with awareness. There is no better way to improve our school community than through education and celebration of the efforts of those who wish to have a lasting impact on all communities.

The two-part event will include an “Environmental Education Fair”. Invited organizations include SoundWaters, Kellogg Environmental Education Center, Bartlett Arboretum, Maritime Aquarium and Greenwich Audubon. They will set up kiosks in the school hall where student works created from recyclable materials will be exhibited. Students will meet with representatives during their lunch waves.

In the afternoon, a “trash” fashion show presenting creative creations made of recycled materials modeled by students will take place in the gymnasium.

“Students design everything from high fashion to funky duds using scraps of fine fabric, buttons and beads to dye coffee filters and leftover acrylic-on-plastic paints,” said Karen Harris, professor of art that organizes the Earth Day event. “I am so impressed by our students’ interest in learning how to make clothes and how to sew. I’m sure we can expect some exciting creations.

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