Welcome to Sound View Beach

The Sound View Beach Association, Inc. is a voluntary, non-profit 501(c)(3) civic organization in Old Lyme, CT. A community based charitable organization; the SVBA sponsors services and events for the entire the Sound View Beach community and surrounding area. As one of our primary goals is to improve and create gathering spaces to promote neighborliness and bring people together, the SVBA is the sponsor of the “Shoreline Community Center”. Membership in the SVBA is a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and be a part of the moving force making the Sound View Beach Community an even better summer experience. Membership is open to all property owners within Sound View, as well as Associate membership for business and others with interest in the Sound View beach area and/or the mission of the Sound View Beach Association.

Mission Statement:

•   Promote common good and general welfare of the people of the community by improving, preserving, and beautifying public property and facilities within Sound View Beach and surrounding areas
•   Improve and create gathering spaces to bring people together and promote neighborhood interaction
•   Provide family entertainment, educational programs, and interactive events for children and adults
•   Sponsor and support activities to benefit all community residents

Membership dues is $60.00/year - click here to download the membership form

2023 Summer Events

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Avenue, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Events sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.

Donut Fundraiser: May 27-29 Memorial Weekend, June 5, 11, 18 Sundays; June 24 through Sept. 3 Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday Labor Day. Not open Tuesday, July 4. Freshly made "Sound View Donuts" on sale from 7 to 10 am or until sold out. Purchase donuts at community center or preorder here on the SVBA website. All sale profits go to support Shoreline Community Center and all staff volunteers. For info, call Gail 860-463-6906. Sponsored by Sound View Beach Association, Inc.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: June 17, Saturday from 8 to 11 am. Enjoy delicious pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, orange juice, and coffee/tea. Donations adults $10, children under 8 years $5. For info, call Gail 860-463-6906.

Bingo: June 21 through August 30, Wednesdays. The doors open at 6:00 pm and game starts at 7 pm. The $17 admission charge includes 20 games, 17 regular games and 3 specials with bigger prizes. Join us for a fun evening and win some money! For info, call Bob 860-434-3745 or 860-225-9458.

Independence Day Parade: July 1, Saturday at 10 am starting from Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Avenue, Old Lyme. There will be a marching band, VFW Honor Guard, children marchers, decorated bikes, floats, balloons, and fun, fun, fun! After the parade, numerous prizes will be awarded to children for best costume, most patriotic, funniest outfit, and best decorated bike and wagon. If you want to be in parade, join line up at 9:45 am on Hartford Avenue. For info, call Gail 860-434-6426.

Jewelry Classes Fundraiser: July 6, 13, 20 and 27 Thursdays at 7 pm. Have you ever wanted to make your own jewelry? Explore basic jewelry techniques and wireworking skills such as wrapping, forming and hammering. Using a variety of tools, beads, copper wire, and silver-plated wire, you will create 4-6 jewelry projects, including pendants, bracelets, and rings. Each class is $40, paid one week in advance, with $10 from each admission going to the community center. Class size limit 8 people. For info and to reserve, call artisan silversmith Michaelle Pearson 860-434-4669.

Pasta Dinner: August 12, Saturday, doors open from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy delicious pasta, meatballs, fresh salad, bread, desserts, and coffee. All you can eat! Walk-ins welcome. Admission adults $12, children under 8 years $6. Tickets available at door or call Val 860-434-7859.

2023 SVBA Member Events

Spring Membership Meeting:
Saturday June 17th, at 7 PM. This meeting is for dues paying members only. If you have not paid your dues this year, you can do it at this meeting. You will hear important information about the area and upcoming projects in Sound View.

Annual Membership Meeting:
Saturday August 26th, at 7 PM. This meeting is for dues paying members only. There will be an election of officers and directors, and you will hear important information about the area and upcoming projects in Sound View.

Annual Member Dinner:
Saturday September 9th, at 5 PM. We will provide the entrees and you can bring either an appetizer or dessert to share with everyone. Adults are $15 and children 7 years old and younger are $7. Please RSVP by September 5th to Joann Lishing at 860-434-5911 as she is purchasing the entrees and needs an accurate count. See you there!

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