Stepping Stones Museum Celebrates 20 Years

Stepping Stones Museum Celebrates 20 Years

In March, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will celebrate its 20th birthday.

Activities

To kick off the month long celebrations, they invite you to share your favorite Stepping Stones stories, photos, memories and happy birthday wishes to social media using #MySteppingStones.

Starting February 10, a weekly winner from the #MySteppingStones submissions will be selected to receive a $20 food voucher to redeem in the museum’s Healthyville® Cafe. On March 7, three lucky winners will be selected from the submitted videos to receive a complimentary Family Plus membership worth $210. Favorite videos will also be shared on the Stepping Stones website, and inside the museum.

Celebrations

The community is invited to join the celebration with two special event opportunities. Click the flyers (right) for more information. 

What’s next for Stepping Stones?

From its earliest planning stages, Stepping Stones has made a fundamental commitment to inclusion. Through its Open Arms accessibility initiative, the museum provides children of all backgrounds and abilities with brain-building fun and play-based learning opportunities.

As the museum embarks on this exciting new decade, Stepping Stones will offer a fantastic year of new multi-sensory exhibits, STEAM-infused programs and experiences to generate lasting impact for the children and families it serves.

Haruki Restaurant Now Open at Waypointe

Haruki Restaurant Now Open at Waypointe

In July 2019, work on Haruki began at the Waypointe development on West Avenue, with an anticipated opening coming in early September. Then, the opening date got pushed back nearly six months, to February 2020.

Fortunately, the delay only built up excitement, leading to press coverage by The Norwalk Hour, CT Post, and San Fransisco Chronicle, and invitations to participate in Taste for Education and Taste of the Chamber.

And now, the wait is over! Haruki celebrated its Grand Opening on February 27th, with a ribbon cutting by Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. Regular hours will be Sun-Weds, 11:30am-10:30pm; Thurs-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm.

About Haruki

Haruki Ramen & Izakaya is owned and operated by Lily Nimonjiya, an experienced restauranteur from New York, who conscientiously chose Norwalk as the location of her first solo restaurant.

“People (in Norwalk) are welcoming and warm. . . and open to new things,” she said in an interview with The Hour. “Opening in this community will definitely be a great beginning of Haruki.”

Nimonjiya’s dream was to bring her hometown and Japanese cultural flavors to Fairfield County, warming hearts with Haruki’s cozy atmosphere and the care they put into every dish.

It takes about six hours to make Haruki’s ramen broth, so that it is packed with umami flavor. In addition to ramen, Haruki’s menu includes small plates, called izakaya, and a full bar menu.  

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