Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

The Town of Darien, the Darien Police Department, and the Representative Town Meeting have collaborated on a summer public safety campaign – this one called Slow Down In Town – to encourage drivers to be more careful as they share the roads with cyclists and pedestrians.

The awareness campaign, which kicked off on June 1, will continue for six weeks, ending on July 17.

Darien residents will be seeing lawn signs along local roadways, banners at schools and on buildings, and magnets and stickers on cars and in the windows of businesses. Flyers will be mailed to every address in town and T-shirts will be available with the Slow Down In Town logo.

Learn more about the campaign here.


Ice skating can be for everyone! Learn to skate or enhance your skating skills at the Darien Ice House with instructor Barbara Julien! This six-week session is for men and women, beginners to intermediate, hockey, figure or recreational skaters.

Julien is a four-time United States Figure Skating Association Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Ice Dancing, and Moves in the Field. Julien doesn't just teach figure skating, she has also worked with multiple levels of hockey players, teaching them about strong skating. Julien studied Art and Art History at Villanova University, where she met her husband, and together they had four children. She has helped skaters develop strong basics and good skating habits for many years.

The Darien Ice House is located at 55 Old Kings Highway North. To register, visit the Darien Ice House website.


Mandarine opened in Darien in November 2019. It is a full-service interior design store located at 863 Post Road. Mandarine offers a fresh twist on traditional style. Founded by Courtney and Lori, they each have an immaculate attention to detail and embrace every project with a delightful eagerness and a sensitivity toward practical lifestyle. You are in good hands when you visit their store.

Visit Mandarine’s website to see for yourself.


Bonne nourriture Darien! Crepes Choupette from New Haven has opened right here in Darien. They are a French cafe with a range of sweet and savory crepes, coffee and traditional French cider. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Check them out at 1027 Post Road, right next to Grieb's Pharmacy.

To see their menu, visit their website.


This Father’s Day, consider buying a town-wide gift certificate for him. Our local businesses appreciate you shopping and keeping dollars local! Gift certificates are available for purchase for cash only at DR Bank Darien. Gift certificates for participating retailers, restaurants and businesses can be found here.


As the weather warms up, visit beautiful Weed Beach, located just south of the Post Road. Enjoy a picnic, a walk, or take the kids to the playground during this beautiful summer season.

Find out more information here.

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