President Obama will helicopter in on to Monday with hopes of raising millions of dollars for his presidential campaign, according to a report on Courant.com.
The President will attend a fundraiser reception at the Stamford Marriott before heading back to Westport for a gathering where about 50 people are expected to attend. Admission is $35,800 a person.
"The Dark Knight Rises" actress Anne Hathaway and "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin will co-host the event at Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's 8,900 square-foot home. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and actress Joanne Woodward, the widow of Paul Newman, also are expected to be in attendance at Weinstein's 26 Beachside Ave. estate.
The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom (three half bathroom) colonial mansion sits on 2.33 acres located next to Westport's Burying Hill Beach and across the street from . The home was built in 1909, but Weinstein did not come into ownership of the property until 1994, when he paid $4.2 million for the spread, according to Courant.com's Property Line. Weinstein reportedly owns the neighboring property at 28 Beachside Ave. The value of the entire estate is $15.5 million.
The White House has reserved Sherwood Island State Park in order for Obama to have a quick and convenient entrance to, and exit from Fairfield County. The state beach will be closed for the entire day.