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Hey Greenwich! Did You Know ... There Are Sand Castles and Polo Ponies?

Got shovels & pails? Channeling your inner equine self? Greenwich has plenty to offer this weekend.

 

Here's your special weekend edition of Hey Greenwich!

Today is Saturday, July 14 and it's a trifecta today—National Macaroni Day, National Grand Marnier Day and

Tomorrow is Sunday, July 15 and it's National Tapioca Pudding Day.

Today's birthdays:

  • New York Jets corner Darrelle Revis is 26.
  • Actor Matthew Fox of "Lost" is 45.
  • Actress Jane Lynch, who won an Emmy for playing P.E. teacher Sue Sylvester in "Glee," is 51.
  • Susana Martinez, first Latina governor of a U.S. state, is 52.
  • CEO of Sony Music Tommy Mottola is 62.

Tomorrow's birthdays:

  • Fashion model, animal rescue advocate, wife of Howard Stern, Beth Stern, is 39.
  • Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker is 50.
  • Media mogul Arianna Huffington is 61.
  • Singer Linda Ronstadt from Stone Poneys to "Pirates of Penzance" is 65.
  • Star of low-budget action films like "Buster and Billie" Jan Michael Vincent is 67.

 

This Day in History—July 14:

In 1789, Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops stormed and dismantled the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs.

In 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett shot Henry McCarty, popularly known as Billy the Kid, to death at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico

In 1968, Atlanta Braves slugger Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 500th home run of his career in a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.

 

This Day in History—July 15:

In 1971, during a live television and radio broadcast, President Richard Nixon stunned the nation by announcing that he will visit communist China the following year.

In 1997, spree killer Andrew Cunanan murdered world-renowned Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps outside his Miami mansion.

In 1988, Die Hard, an action film starring Bruce Willis as wisecracking New York City cop John McClane, opened in theaters across the United States.

 

Things you should know:

It's a Sand Blast!

The annual Sand Blast! sand sculpture festival is to be held on Saturday, July 14, at Greenwich Point Beach, at 12:30 p.m. (Rain Date: Sunday July 15 at 1:30 p.m.)
 
Each year, Sand Blast! is organized by the and 
the , with major support provided by .

While competitive and creative, artistic juices flow, the festival is intended to be purely fun. The festival invites everyone to participate. There will be a random drawing for special prizes, and prizes for all participants.

To see just how much fun residents have and how creative they are,

And be sure to upload your pictures and video of today's Sand Blast! by clicking on the upload photos button above. Greenwich Patch will be sure to feature it on the homepage.

Admission to the event is free, but resident or guest beach passes are required. For resident beach passes go to www.greenwichct.org or visit the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center: 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich or the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd.,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Greenwich Polo Club hosts final championship tournament.

The Greenwich Polo Club will host the final championship tournament of the East Coast Open this Sunday, July 15. The match will feature team White Birch against opponent team Airstream.

“The East Coast Open is one of the most prestigious high-goal tournaments in the Northeast and we’re honored to be hosting it at Greenwich Polo Club for the past seven years,” said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club, in a prepared statement. “This is the last match of our summer season and it promises to be an exciting day between two teams known for skilled tactics on the field. I wouldn’t be surprised if the match goes into overtime and expect this to be a close and competitive game.”

Peter Orthwein’s Airstream team has 20 goals going into the championship match. Players include: Peter Orthwein (1); Guille Aguero (6); Michel Dorignac (7); and Kris Kampsen (6).

Peter Brant’s White Birch team is tied with Airstream at 20 goals. Players include: Peter Brant (2); Mariano Aguerre (9); Fred Mannix (6); and Felipe Viana (3).

Gates to the field, located at 1 Hurlingham Dr., will open at 1 p.m. and play will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $40 per car.

Half-time will feature the “stomping of the divots” – a polo tradition where spectators help replace mounds of earth that are torn up by the horses' hooves – with guests searching for a hidden champagne cork on the field. The lucky winner who finds the cork will receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, sponsored by polo enthusiast Susie Oliver Whitney.

Following the match, a trophy presentation will be held for the players and will also feature Most Valuable Player and Best Playing Pony awards. CREED will donate a bottle of cologne to each player of the winning team.

Greenwich Polo Club’s last day of play during the summer season is July 15th. The fall season starts on Sept. 2nd. For more information, log onto greenwichpoloclub.com.

 

Greenwich Community Television

If you prefer the clicker instead of being there or want to catch up on a Greenwich meeting you missed, there's Greenwich Community Television (GCTV) on either Fios Channel 24 or Cablevision's Channel 79.

Saturday, July 14 1:00AM Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, June 26, 2012 7:00AM BET Budget Committee Meeting , May, 2012 2:30PM Board of Estimate & Taxation Meeting, June, 2012 3:45PM BET Budget Committee Meeting , May, 2012 6:45PM Board of Selectmen Meeting, June 21, 2012 8:00PM New Canaan Senior Mens Club Lecture by Dr. Paul Strassmann: “Cyberwarfare” 8:45PM Slaves in the Attic: Panel Discussion at Greenwich Historical Society 10:00PM Salute to the Veterans: US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon
Sunday, July 15 1:00PM Representative Town Meeting, June, 2012 4:45PM The Orphaned Jewels of Greenwich 5:00PM Explore: The Arctic — Change at the Top of the World 5:45PM The Wild Ride of Old Put 6:00PM The Retired Men's Association presents Paula Bruns and Brian Jin of Masonicare on Advanced Directives 7:00PM Independence Day Celebration at Town Hall 7:45PM Salute to the Veterans: US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon 8:00PM New Canaan Senior Mens Club Lecture by Dr. Paul Strassmann: “Cyberwarfare” 8:40PM Boss Tweed and Greenwich 8:55PM Sybil and Star - Connecticut's Paul Revere 9:00PM Board of Selectmen Meeting, July 12, 2012















And if you prefer the movies:

Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
136 minutes
Trailer 12:00, 3:15, 6:45, 10:00
Digital;
To Rome With Love (R)
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page
95 minutes
Trailer 11:45 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45
Digital;
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
93 minutes
Trailer 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10
Digital;
Showtimes for Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
136 minutes
Trailer 12:00, 3:15, 6:45, 10:00
Digital;
To Rome With Love (R)
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page
95 minutes
Trailer 11:45 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45
Digital;
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
93 minutes
Trailer 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10
Digital;

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AMC Loews Port Chester 14 Showtimes & Tickets

Saturday, July 14:
The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13, 2 hr, 16 min.) 11:20 | 12:40 | 2:25 | 5:40 | 7:00 | 8:45 Find tickets The Amazing Spider-Man: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13, 2 hr, 16 min.) 10:20 | 1:30 | 4:40 | 7:45 | 11:05 Find tickets The Amazing Spider-Man RealD 3D (PG-13, 2 hr, 16 min.) 9:35 | 3:50 | 10:15 Find tickets Brave (PG, 1 hr, 40 min.) 2:10 | 7:35 Find tickets Brave RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 40 min.) 11:35 | 4:50 | 10:10 Find tickets Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG, 1 hr, 27 min.) 10:30 | 11:30 | 1:00 | 3:30 | 6:00 | 8:30 | 10:50 Find tickets Ice Age: Continental Drift RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 27 min.) 9:30 | 12:00 | 2:30 | 5:00 | 7:30 | 9:50 Find tickets Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG, 1 hr, 34 min.) 12:10 | 5:10 | 10:20 Find tickets Katy Perry: Part of Me RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 34 min.) 9:30 | 2:40 | 7:40 Find tickets Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG, 1 hr, 25 min.) 12:30 | 5:25 | 10:35 Find tickets Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 25 min.) 10:00 | 3:00 | 8:05 Find tickets Magic Mike (R, 1 hr, 50 min.) 10:45 | 1:20 | 4:20 | 7:05 | 9:45 Find tickets People Like Us (PG-13, 1 hr, 55 min.) 2:35 | 8:00 Find tickets Savages (R, 2 hr, 10 min.) 10:25 | 1:40 | 4:45 | 7:50 | 10:55 Find tickets Ted (R, 1 hr, 46 min.) 11:50 | 1:50 | 2:50 | 4:35 | 5:35 | 7:15 | 8:15 | 10:00 | 11:00 Find tickets To Rome With Love (R, 1 hr, 51 min.) 11:00 | 1:35 | 4:30 | 7:25 | 10:25 Find tickets Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (PG-13, 1 hr, 54 min.) 11:55 | 5:15 | 10:45 Find tickets

 

 


Sunday, July 15:




The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13, 2 hr, 16 min.) 11:20 | 12:40 | 2:25 | 5:40 | 7:00 | 8:45 Find tickets The Amazing Spider-Man: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13, 2 hr, 16 min.) 10:20 | 1:30 | 4:40 | 7:45 | 11:05 Find tickets The Amazing Spider-Man RealD 3D (PG-13, 2 hr, 16 min.) 9:35 | 3:50 | 10:15 Find tickets Brave (PG, 1 hr, 40 min.) 2:10 | 7:35 Find tickets Brave RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 40 min.) 11:35 | 4:50 | 10:10 Find tickets Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG, 1 hr, 27 min.) 10:30 | 11:30 | 1:00 | 3:30 | 6:00 | 8:30 | 10:50 Find tickets Ice Age: Continental Drift RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 27 min.) 9:30 | 12:00 | 2:30 | 5:00 | 7:30 | 9:50 Find tickets Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG, 1 hr, 34 min.) 12:10 | 5:10 | 10:20 Find tickets Katy Perry: Part of Me RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 34 min.) 9:30 | 2:40 | 7:40 Find tickets Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG, 1 hr, 25 min.) 12:30 | 5:25 | 10:35 Find tickets Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted RealD 3D (PG, 1 hr, 25 min.) 10:00 | 3:00 | 8:05

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