The Friends of Harrybrooke Park in New Milford will celebrate the park's 50th anniversary by hosting a fundraising dinner and comedy night March 28 at 7 p.m.

The event, starring New Milford comedian Joe DeVito and comedian Mike Speirs, will be held at the VFW hall, Avery Road. Billy "Mo" Buckbee will serve as emcee.

Tickets are $50 and will include a buffet dinner. There will be a cash bar.

The Friends of Harrybrooke Park is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to the preservation of the park's natural beauty and upkeep of the park's facilities and the Harden House museum.

Harrybrooke Park is open to the public at no charge from sunrise to sunset year round.

The spacious 41-acre private park was given to the people of New Milford in 1965 by the late Frank Harden. Endowed by a trust fund, it is governed by a Board of Managers and receives no funding from the Town of New Milford.

The park features the Harden House Museum, two event pavilions, a duck pond, nature trails, wetlands, a walking/bicycling loop and scenic views of the Still River.

For more information and tickets, call 860-799-6520 or visit