Friday, August 7, 2020

Joseph N. Goff House Museum Board Thanks Concert Supporters

Another successful Goff House Concert Series – our 21styear - has concluded, thanks
to the many individuals and organizations who attended and supported the concerts this
summer.
Due to safety restrictions, the concert series was different this year with no Cub Scouts
offering refreshments, no rain location or bathrooms, and commencing July 9thrather
than in June. Regardless, listeners came out anyway to enjoy the music and each
other's company, while practicing responsible, respectful social distancing guidelines.
We are so grateful for your attendance, patience and support and were thrilled to have
had such good weather, even though one of the shows was cancelled over the threat of
rain and apologize to those who showed up only to learn the band had cancelled.
Thank you also to all the fabulous bands who agreed to perform, sometimes at the last
minute. Your music and positive energy really lifted us up during this unusual summer.
We also welcomed Strangers Helping Strangers, a new non-profit that collected non-
perishables to distribute to those in need in our community. The Museum Board was
happy to be able to donate some of the monies collected during concert intermission to
this organization.
And finally, a sincere thanks to our generous sponsors, whose monetary donations
enabled us to hire the wonderful musicians you heard this summer. We could not do this
without you!
2020 sponsors include: Paul and Elaine Puzzo, East Hampton Lions
Charities Inc., Kevin and Matthew Reich, Gabe and Audrey Stein, Fowler Auto Parts -
Belltown Recycling Center, Chatham Wine Thieve, Center Package Store, Rick's Sugar
Shack, the Markham family, Nelson's Family Campground, Classic Auto, The Bevin
House/Dean Brown, Sylvia DeMore and Family, Sheri Spaulding/95 Main LLC, Amy
Ordonez, John Moore, Terry Concannon, Cynthia and Roger Abraham. 
 
Thank you one and all for all your support,
Sincerely, the Joseph N. Goff House Museum Board - Dean Markham, Connie Cowles, Melissa Pionzio, Christine Fielding. 

 
 

Monday, June 15, 2020

21st annual Joseph N. Goff House Concert Series

The Joseph N. Goff House Board of Directors will hold the 21st annual Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Concert Series at the Center School Gazebo on Summit Street in the East Hampton Village Center. This year's performers will include:
The Leaf Jumpers on July 9 with music from the 1990s to 2000s
3 Gals 3, a three member female group offering music from the 40's, 50's and 60's on July 16
Mick and Vic acoustic duo with music from the 1950s to present on July 23
Center Line, with rock, country and blues on July 30 
The Foundry Saxophone Quartet, a mix of classical, jazz, folk, and ragtime on Aug. 6. 

Please note the following guidelines. All concerts are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. Listeners in groups of 5 or less are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnics, wear masks and stay 10 feet apart from other attendees. No food will be sold. Please take home what you bring in, practice social distancing and monitor children and dogs. There will be no bathrooms available during the performances and no rain location, so inclement weather will cancel the performances.
Concert sponsors are still needed. Contact Dean Markham at 860-918-4400 or mail your concert sponsor donations to Goff House Concerts c/o Melissa Pionzio, 61 Smith St., East Hampton, CT 06424.
Thank you for your support and understanding of these necessary guidelines.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The 21st Annual Goff House Gazebo Concert Series Lineup Announced

The board of directors of the Joseph N. Goff House Museum are pleased to announce the band lineup for the 21st annual Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Concert Series!
 Held at the Center School Gazebo on Summit Street in the historic East Hampton Village Center, this year's performers will include:
The Leaf Jumpers on July 9 with music from the 1990s to 2000s
Flamingo Big Band, a 14-piece, all female group offering swing era music with a sprinkling of rock and roll, pop and rhythm and blues on July 16
Mick and Vic acoustic duo with music from the 1950s to present on July 23
Center Line, with rock, country and blues on July 30 
The Foundry Saxophone Quartet, a mix of classical, jazz, folk, and ragtime on Aug. 6. 

All concerts are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. Listeners are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnics but must stay 6-10 feet apart and take home what you bring in.There will be no bathrooms available during the performances and no rain location.
Concert sponsors needed. Contact Dean Markham at 860-918-4400 or mail your concert sponsor donations to Goff House Concerts c/o Melissa Pionzio, 61 Smith St., East Hampton, CT 06424

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Volunteers Needed to Serve on Joseph N. Goff House Musem Board of Directors

The Joseph N. Goff House Museum board of directors seeks new volunteers! The museum is located in the historic East Hampton Village Center, 2 Barton Hill Road, and stands as proud testament to our community's cultural, civic, and architectural heritage. Our facilities invite and support a wide variety of cultural and enrichment programs aimed at adding quality and depth to community life including an annual summer concert series featuring Connecticut musicians and the Top 10 Student Award Program, which honors our town's top 10 high schoolers. The facility also houses artifacts and memorabilia of Connecticut's 84th Governor and East Hampton native son, William A. O'Neill and annual exhibits on town history.
Please join us in bringing free musical performances to the Village Center and supporting the historic, arts and cultural initiatives in our community. For more information contact Dean Markham, 860-918-4400 or Melisssa Pionzio, 860-993-5311.

Support local musicians with a financial donation to the Joseph N. Goff House Concert Series


The Joseph N. Goff House seeks individuals, local businesses and organizations to help sponsor the annual Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Music Series, which takes place six Thursdays during the summer at the Center School Gazebo in the East Hampton Village Center. Sponsors will be listed by donations level, Soprano and Alto, $150 and $75; Tenor, $50; Bass, $25 in promotional materials and posters displayed around town and handed out at concerts. The Joseph N. Goff House is a nonprofit organizations and donations are tax deductible. New members to the board are welcome! 860-205-7376 for information. Donations can be mailed to The Joseph N. Goff House, c/o Melissa Pionzio, 61 Smith St., East Hampton, CT 06424. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Joseph N. Goff House Museum Open For Jingle Bell Parade

The Joseph N. Goff House Museum will be open during  the annual Jingle Bell Parade in the East Hampton Village Center on Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop in and warm up with some hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies and view the museum's exhibit "The Founding of Chatham 1767" on East Hampton History!

In addition, the Joseph Goff House Museum is collaborating with the Congregational Church of East Hampton to collect toiletries for the East Hampton Food Bank. Bring your donations of soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, body wash and any other toiletry item you would like to give to local families in need this holiday season to the museum at 2 Barton Hill Road during the parade on Dec. 6. The church also has a wish tree to benefit families in the state's DCF system and any items for that program may also be dropped off at the museum on Dec. 6.
mapionzio@comcast.net for information