Category Archives: Carver Events

Carver Annual Holiday Party, Friday, December 13, 6-8PM

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Join us for games, food, music, and a special visit  from Santa Claus at the

CARVER CENTER’S

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!!!!

When:  Friday, December 13, 2013

  Time: 6-8pm

 Please sign your child up to receive a gift at the party.

 Hosted by the 11th grade class at St. Luke’s School of New Canaan — Thank you!

Halloween Party rides, games, pizza and refreshments, and haunted house screams!

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Many, many thanks and cheers to Janine Smith, a longtime Carver board member, and her family for sponsoring and volunteering at Carver’s annual Halloween Party for the Carver family. We also thank Greens Farms Elementary School for donating costumes and our staff and volunteers for devoting so many hours preparing the decorations and especially for their staging and then animating the Haunted House on the second floor of the Community Center!

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The Haunted House, which is pitch black until the flash of the camera lights-up the frightened faces!

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Samantha Smith, Carver Volunteer

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Annual Halloween Party at the Carver Community Center, Wednesday, October 16th, 6-8PM!

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Click here for the CARVER HALLOWEEN PARTY FLYER. Games and prizes! Haunted House! The Carver gym is transformed into a wonderland of bouncy rides and so much more! The party is free to one and all. Please bring a food donation of canned goods and/or other non-perishable items for Carver to share with families in the community.

Read this Norwalk Citizen article about last year’s Halloween Party.

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Carver Center has a lot to celebrate on Carver Day – The Hour

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norwalkhour               Carver Center has a lot to celebrate on Carver Day - Thehour.com: Norwalk.

 

Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:00 pm

By MATT COYNE
Hour Staff Writer |

NORWALK — Thursday afternoon, the Carver Center’s backyard was crowded.

Students socialized, played, slid down the bouncy castles and ate cotton candy. Local dignitaries took pictures. Center alumni barbequed, while Carver staff looked after everyone.

They were all there for the Carver Center’s block party, celebrating the community center’s 75th anniversary and Carver Day, so proclaimed by Mayor Richard Moccia at the event.

“I feel so privileged to be leading an organization that’s been around since 1938,” said Carver Center Executive Director Novelette Peterkin, who has held the post since 2004. “We have expanded our programs, we’ve tripled our budget, we’re serving more kids, we have a strong public-private partnership with the public schools and we have a vision that’s really going to help change the face of education.”

For the Carver Center staff, the party is well deserved. The center has had a significant impact for academically challenged or academically at-risk students. More than half of the 900 students, up from 93 a decade a go, were earning honors or high honors. All high school students in the program graduate, and nearly all go to either college or trade school. Some of those students receive scholarships from the center, the fund for which as grown from $43,000 to $70,000….

(please read balance of article here)

Hour Photo/Alex von Kleydorff Wodney Cadet, 12 and Dior Lopez 11, make it to the bottom of the inflateable obstacle course the 'Wild One' at the 75 year anniversary party at the Carver Center. on Thursday

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Wodney Cadet, 12 and Dior Lopez 11, make it to the bottom of the inflateable obstacle course the ‘Wild One’ at the 75 year anniversary party at the Carver Center.
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Carver Day! Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4-7PM

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Join us on Carver Day, this September 19th, celebrating Carver’s 75th Anniversary Year!

Mayor Moccia is graciously proclaiming 9/19/13 Carver Day in behalf of Norwalk.

Our alumni are rallying to attend and participate.

Academy Street will be closed for the 4pm to 7pm event at the Carver Community Center.

There will be food, games and entertainment for all.

We expect 700-1,000 attendees.

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Matthews happily lends a hand to Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree – StamfordAdvocate

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Matthews happily lends a hand to Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree – StamfordAdvocate.

The article is also at the Connecticut Post here.

Carver Center Camp campers Nicole Salazar, 7, left, and Laneese Williams, 8, both of Norwalk, take part in the Third Annual Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree at the University of Bridgeport on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds

Carver Center Camp campers Nicole Salazar, 7, left, and Laneese Williams, 8, both of Norwalk, take part in the Third Annual Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree at the University of Bridgeport on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds

Winning two NBA championships.

Playing with Michael Jordan.

Playing for coach Pat Reilly.

Getting inducted into the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame.

Participating annually in the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree.

“It’s just a beautiful thing,” Matthews said about the 3rd Annual Jamboree, held Thursday at the University of Bridgeport.

“It’s for the kids. When I was younger someone did it for me, so I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t give back.”

The former Harding High basketball great and NBA veteran, along with former UConn football star and two-time Super Bowl champion Nick Giaquinto, were the celebrities on hand Thursday. The festivities, which included approximately 500 children from summer camps — Yerwood CenterBoys & Girls Club and Addison Center from Stamford, Carver Center from Norwalk, Shehan Center and McGivney Center from Bridgeport, and the Stratford YMCA — were once again organized by the Fairfield County Sports Commission. The annual event is held in honor of the late Norwalk High soccer player Chelsea Cohen, who passed away in 2006 after a long battle with a rare type of cancer of the nervous system.

(click on the links above to see the rest of the articles and the photos)

Carver Center Camp camper Eddie Vera, 8, of Norwalk, participates in a soccer drill during the Third Annual Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree at the University of Bridgeport on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds

Carver Center Camp camper Eddie Vera, 8, of Norwalk, participates in a soccer drill during the Third Annual Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy Jamboree at the University of Bridgeport on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Photo: Brian A. Pounds