Up close and personal with Allison Williams
photographs by Jason Mcdonald
Allison Williams now makes her home in Manhattan, but New Canaan is close to her heart. She shared some of her favorite places and things in town.
New Canaan Country School: “It was a profoundly stimulating and nurturing intellectual environment, incredibly diverse and just special. Most of the guests I invited to the Girls premiere were my [NCCS] friends.” And because some of her first stage performances were there, “the auditorium there feels very special to me.”
The Farmer’s Market: “I worked in a bread and pesto stand there during middle and part of high school, and I am still obsessed with a sandwich we sold: pesto mozzarella on sesame semolina bread.”
The New Canaan Library: “I love books and libraries, but especially the New Canaan Library.” A favorite place is a reading room where she used to go for storytime as a child. Her parents have a video Allison, filmed when she was in kindergarten, impersonating the librarians reading to the children.
Waveny Park: “It’s a great place to just be outdoors, but really, I appreciate everything about Waveny. I always loved the Wednesday summer concert series.”
The New Canaan Nature Center: “I spent most of my childhood sloshing around outdoors in my duck books looking at worms and I have wonderful memories of time spent there. Everything they do, from their pre-school programs to their nature camps, is special.”