June 1 – 7

Welcome to the first full week of June. With only a couple of weeks left of school, we hope to become your one-stop resource for things to do when your kids are not in school. Below we have highlighted what to do over the next 7 days across Connecticut. Check back often as we update our content as often as our wardrobes.

As you can see we do not cover events in Hartford County – which is because we have a publisher exclusive to that area, click here to be directed there.

Monday, June 1 – Sunday, June 7:

Monday – Thursday @ 5-10pm, Friday @ 5-11pm, Saturday @ 12 – 11pm and Sunday @ 12-10pm: Annual Danbury City Fair 4 tickets $5, 22 tickets $20 and unlimited $25. $3 off wristband with coupon from Guest Services or receipt from a mall store. Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury.

Monday, June 1:

{Reoccurs} Monday @ 6pm: Cruise Night Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night”  show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning  classic music. Parking and admission is free.  There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well. Ocean Beach Park, New London.

Monday @ 6:05pm: Somerset Patriots at Bridgeport Bluefish Come help the Bluefish show our appreciation for everyone’s favorite sports reporter, Michelle Beadle of ESPN. The first 500 fans to the Ballpark will receive a Michelle Beadle paper face fan.

Tuesday, June 2:

Tuesday @ 10:35am: Somerset Patriots at Bridgeport Bluefish Students swim in schools to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the second official weekday game of the season.

Tuesday @ 5 – 7pm: The Educator Open House includes a tour of the museum and opportunity to learn more about the exciting exhibits and valuable science programs we offer both onsite and offsite.  It’s important to us that we be a resource for area schools and teachers and this open house provides us an opportunity to show you the wonderful things we’re doing to inspire children. Each teacher that attends will receive a coupon for a free admission to the museum for each child in his or her class. RSVP. EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown.

Wednesday, June 3:

Wednesday @ 10:30am: Junie B. Jones TheatreWorks; John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, New Haven.

Wednesday @ 6:30pm: Housatonic All Stars at Danbury Westerners Come watch the Danbury Westerners take on the Housatonic All-Stars in the only preseason game this year! Rogers Park, Danbury.

Wednesday @ 7 – 9pm: Flow: For Love Of Water Hampton Green Energy Committee is hosting an Environmental Film Series at Goodwin!  Join us for the first documentary “Flow”. Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. ‘Flow’ confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. (93 min.) Jean Pillo, CPESC, the Last Green Valley Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator will begin the evening with a presentation. Free. Rain or shine. Registration is encouraged. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton.

Thursday, June 4 – Sunday, June 7:

Times Varies: Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a non-profit organization that will launch a world-class film festival in Greenwich, CT, June 4th to 7th, 2015. It was founded to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy. The Festival’s mission is to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing and distribution. Additionally, GIFF will harness the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with proceeds from the Festival. The four-day Festival will feature 25+ carefully-curated films, an opening night party, panels, receptions, and an honoree gala. The Festival, and its supporting events throughout the year, will help to create a burgeoning visual arts community in Greenwich and beyond.

Thursday @ 5 – 9pm, Friday @ 12 – 10pm, Saturday 11am – 9:45pm and Sunday 10am – 3:30pm: 19th Annual Blast from the Bayou Enjoy live music and dancing. Strawberry Park, Preston.

Thursday – Friday @ 6 -11pm, Saturday 12 – 11pm and Sunday 12 – 10pm: Annunciation Church Greek Festival Authentic Greek food and music. Rides and games for the kids. Annunciation Church, Stamford.

Thursday, June 4:

Thursday @ 4:30 – 5:30pm: Tadpoles, Dragonflies, & Diving Beetles! Join us for a fun afternoon of marsh explorations! Using our strainers we will capture, observe and release many of the fascinating residents who live in our marsh. Let’s see who’s hopping, swimming, and diving in this watery habitat. $10/non-member child. Drop-off program for children ages 6 -12. New Pond Farm, West Redding.

Friday, June 5:

{National} Friday @ 8am – 12pm: Celebrate National Donut Day at Stew’s! National Donut Day is Friday, June 5 and Stew Leonard’s is celebrating! We’ll be giving out a free freshly made apple cider donut to all of our customers. Free. Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk and Danbury.

Friday @ 9:30am: Farm School Flanders offers a new exciting program for young children with a caregiver where kids can be “a farmer for the day” visiting and helping feed the animals who make their home at the Flanders North Barn. Continuing one Friday each month the focus will be on a different farm animal. In June kids will be learning about goats. They will meet the Nigerian dwarf dairy goats and their newest arrivals. They will learn about products made from goat’s milk, watch a goat milking demonstration and then go on a short hike with the goats as they watch them dine on leaves and plants. A “Van-goat” art project to take home will also be a part of their farming adventure! $10 per family. Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Woodbury.

Friday @ 10am and 12pm: Curious George Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big. And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more.Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome…and meatballs…and the “secret ingredient” to cooking! Recommended for Pre-K to 3rd graders. $10 per ticket. Garde Arts Center, New London.

Friday @ 4:30 – 8pm: Dollar Night! Just one (1) dollar per person over the age of 1 makes this night affordable fun for all due to the generosity of Electric Boat Employees Community Services Association. Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut.

Friday @ 6 – 9pm: Friday Concerts Singer-songwriter P.J. Pacifico delivers a confident, upbeat collection of road-tested rock/pop music. He has a radio-friendly sound that evokes Gin Blossoms and Matthew Sweet, and a storyteller’s cadence that has been compared to James Taylor. Cove Street Plaza, Darien.

{Kids Night Out} Friday @ 6 – 8pm: Handmade with Love – Father’s Day Mug These events will be held throughout the year to allow children to create handmade gifts with love for their friends and family. There’s nothing better than receiving a gift that’s been handmade for someone to cherish for years to come. $23.99 per child. The Pottery Factory, Brookfield.

Friday @ 6:30pm: Ocean State Waves at Danbury Westerners It’s our home opener! C’mon down to Rogers Park and watch the Danbury Westerners kick off the 2015 season against the Ocean State Waves. Rogers Park, Danbury.

Friday @ 7pm: The Goonies When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the “X” and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure. Tickets $5. Warner Theatre, Torrington.

Friday @ 7pm: Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth Please join us for an exciting evening of history, pictures and discussion with Laura Woollett for the Book Launch of “Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth” all about the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire. The book is written for ages 10 and up, but the talk and slide show is geared to all ages, including adults. Byrd’s Books, Bethel.

Friday @ 7:15 – 11:30pm: Kids Fun Run and 19th Annual Moonlight Run 5K Young’s Field, New Milford.

Friday @ 8 – 9:30pm: Full Moon Hike Hike the lower fields by the light of the full moon then warm up by the campfire with marshmallows. Bring flashlight. Free. Pratt Nature Center, New Milford.

Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7:

{National} Time Varies: Trail Weekend With 225 registered events, CT Trails Weekend offers something for all ages and ability levels. From climbs to mountain summits to easy sidewalk strolls. Click here to find your local walk or hike, there are just too many to list all of them. Some have wheelchair access.

All Day: Fairy Move-in Day! The Friends of Goodwin Forest have been working hard to make the fairy house trail ready for Move-In Day! The fairies migrate south for the cold winters, but they always return for Trails Day! We have some new additions to the trail, so come anytime and explore the Children’s Discovery Trail on your own! Can you find the dragon? How about the turtle shell? Don’t forget to bring your observant eyes, there’s so much to explore and find!  Free. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton.

Saturday and Sunday @ 11am – 7pm: The Robin Hood Springtime Festival is your chance to experience what a spring festival might have been like in 12th century Nottingham England. There is magic and revelry all around as you step into the past at The Robin Hood Springtime Festival. Here you can leave your cares behind in a place where your spirits will be boosted and fond memories will be made. The sound of laughter and cheering revives you as you leisurely stroll along the bustling streets of an old world marketplace. With a low bow and a warm smile, friendly merchants invite you to explore their shop where you’ll find unique gift treasures that are sure to delight that special someone. Now is your chance to discover for yourself why this charming fair has become a New England family tradition. While you’re with us rub elbows with Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Friar Tuck, Little John, nobles, peasants, jousting knights, fire-eaters, magicians, jesters, and numerous interactive characters that breathe life into the village. Rain or shine. $17 per adult, $10 per child (ages 7-15). The North Haven Fairgrounds, North Haven.

Saturday, June 6:

Saturday @ 7:45am: 1st Annual Family MudRun Encounter 12-15 obstacles on a course through the trails and meadows. Appropriate for families and children ages 5-13. For the fun of Sport and getting Muddy! Rain or shine. Appropriate for families and children ages 5-13. Parent must register along with and accompany any children age 8 and under. $25 per person. New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan.

{National} Saturday @ 9am – 12pm: Learn to Build a Load ‘n Go Truck All kid get to keep their craft, receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Ages 5 – 12. Free. Home Depot locations.

Saturday @ 9am – 2pm: The Great Greenwich Tag Sale in support of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. Everything priced to sell and everything must go. Shop for a good cause and at a great price. Rain or shine. Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Greenwich.

{National} Saturday @ 10am: Summer Sides: BBQ Helper Eating outside is so much fun in the summer. We’ll show you how to make some tasty side dishes that you can prepare for your family’s next outdoor party. Mom and Dad will love having a helper in the kitchen! Suitable for ages 9–13. Free. Williams Sonoma location.

{National} Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Kids Club – Father’s Day Craftstick Card Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. $2 per child. Michael’s locations.

Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Free 1st Saturday Free admission from 10am-12pm. Free art project: mosaic flower pots and seed planting. Lyman Allyn Museum, New London.

Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: The 12th Great Snake and Frog Hunt Join herpetologist, Chuck Annicelli, on a hunt for turtles, frogs and snakes. Learn about reptiles and amphibians then discover where and how to search for these elusive creatures. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. $5 per person. Bauer Park, Madison.

Saturday @ 10am – 5pm: EverWonder’s Grand Opening Celebration The Grand Opening Celebration includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am, free admission between 10 am – 11 am and half-price admission until closing at 5 pm. Visitors can expect pop-up science demonstrations, art and science activities, and specially scheduled entertainment throughout the day all while enjoying the new museum. Special aspects of the museum include an expanded exhibit gallery, a Young Explorer area, art labs, a Tinker Lab, and classroom space. EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown.

{National} Saturday @ 11am: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Storytime and activities. Free. Barnes & Noble of West Hartford, Enfield, Farmington, Manchester, Glastonbury.

{National} Saturday @ 11am – 3pm: Creative Classes Open House Stop by to meet our talented instructors and sign up for a class. All classes 50% off when you register today. Michael’s locations.

Saturday @ 12 – 4pm: Celebrate Our Dixwell Part of a city-wide Pop-Up Celebration spotlighting New Haven’s rich and vibrant neighborhoods. Celebrate Our Dixwell features free performances and activities from neighborhood artists and community organizations. Free. Dixwell Avenue at Dixwell Q House and Stetson Branch Library, New Haven.

{Reoccurs} Saturday @ 12 – 4pm: Introduction to Sailing Candlewood Yacht Club offers this program to the general public as part of our community outreach and to generally promote the sport of sailing. It is free of charge, and intended to give folks who might be interested in sailing a chance to experience it first hand, as well as get to know our club and what great fun it is to sail! The program is open to adults (18 years or older) from all surrounding communities, and they may include their dependents if they are 8 years or older. Free. Candlewood Yacht Club, New Fairfield.

Saturday from 12 – 4pm: Catherine’s Butterfly Party Hands-on Activities, pet agility demonstration, live music, birds of prey demonstration, pet adoptions, food trucks, face painter and balloon twister. Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, Newtown.

Saturday @ 12 – 5pm: Audubon Arts On The Edge Enjoy face painting, balloon magic, juggling, stilt walking, hula hooping, Kung Fu demonstrations, The New Haven Ballet, West African dance, a dress-up photo booth, book giveaways, readings and much more! Bring the whole family to Audubon Arts on the Edge, a street fair on Audubon Street with entertainment and arts activities for kids of all ages. Audubon Street, New Haven.

Saturday @ 12 – 10pm: Paint the People Activities include a paint shot from paint cannons onto a giant canvas, tug of wars through puddles of paint, a pre-drawn mural wall for everyone to help paint, interactive family squirt-painting, make a giant spin-art, participate in a step by step creation of a painting, cartoon along with our illustrator, join our colorful version of twister, partake in a paint obstacle course, creative corner for kids ages 2 -6, face and body painting, handprint station as well as music and entertainment. $20 per Activity Bracelet (in advance) or $5 Entry Fee (no activities). Children under 6 may participate in the children’s corner with $5 entry fee All those under the age of 2 may participate in the children’s corner with no entry fee. John Pettibone School Field, New Milford.

Saturday @ 1 – 2:30pm: Herbs 101 Would you like to add flavor, nutrition and depth to your dishes? Then this class is for you. Cooking with herbs can be intimidating to those who haven’t used fresh herbs before. Let’s explore the potential of herbs to add new dimension to your cooking. We will discuss the flavors, usage, and storage of herbs in this 90-minute class. Recipes included. $25 per person, kids aged 8-12 are free, max two kids per family. Garden of Ideas, Ridgefield.

Saturday @ 1:30pm and 5:30pm: Aesop’s Fables A group of elementary school children reenact some of Aesop’s famous fables, such as The Tortoise and the Hare, Androcles and the Lion and Country Mouse and City Mouse in order to prove to their teacher that they do know about morals and friendship. Performed by 2-4th graders. Crystal Theatre, Norwalk.

Saturday @ 1:30 – 2:30pm: Mommy and Me Story Time – The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark Looking for something fun for the kids to do on a Saturday afternoon? Sign up for several hours of fun with with a story and pottery painting. After reading a story you will given as much time as you need to paint your piece. $16.95 per shark. The Pottery Factory, Brookfield.

{Parenting Time Out} Saturday @ 1:30 – 3:30pm: Feast of the Merry Join us for two delicious hours of food, friends, and laughter at this one-weekend-only special event! From 1:30pm to 3:30pm our kitchens will delight you with a lavish multi-course meal hot from the oven. While you dine the best entertainment the festival has to offer will perform original material not seen at the faire itself. Funny, raunchy, and frequently unexpected, the Feast of the Merry is a sure hit with world class entertainment. Seating for this event is limited and includes admission to the faire, a five-course feast, complimentary commemorative Robin Hood Springtime Festival beer mug, exclusive entertainment and cash bar available. Registration is limited to 60 guests per day, purchase tickets online and read fine print. If space becomes available it may be possible to purchase your tickets at our Faire Souvenir Booth. Prince John decrees that if you’re on a diet Feast of the Merry calories won’t count. The North Haven Fairgrounds, North Haven.

Saturday @ 7:30pm: Sunset Hike Join us as we enjoy a sunset hike at the end of the day as part of Connecticut Trails Weekend 2015! We’ll take a short hike to the top of Natalie’s hill, watch the sun set, and use our flashlights to track back. A terrific way to end the day. Rain cancels and we’ll reschedule to Sunday, same time and place. Free; bring a flashlight! Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Woodbury.

Sunday, June 7:

Sunday @ 9:30am: 3rd Annual Little Britches 5k Walk/Run The Little Britches mission is to expand and improve the physical and emotional well being of individuals with special needs through the use of horses and ponies. We facilitate sensory integration and the development of self esteem, physical strength, and mental well being. We provide recreation for a lifetime. Come walk, run, or cheer in scenic Bridgewater! Little Britches, Woodbury.

Sunday @ 10am: Max’s 2nd Annual Morning Movie: Space Jam Swackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird (Larry Bird) and Charles Barkley (Charles Barkley) so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan). Admission: $15, kids under 4 are free. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.

Sunday @ 10am – 2pm: “Touch a Truck” Family Field Day Featuring dozens of exciting trucks to climb aboard, touch and learn about including a fire truck, operate a construction vehicle and reach for the sky in a cherry picker! Plus an array of family fun activities including: Bouncy slide and obstacle course Bossy Frog Band Lego activity station Soccer with Filipo Food and ice cream trucks and much more! Rain or Shine. $40 per family (save $10 online). Greenwich Town Hall, Greenwich.

Sunday @ 10am – 3pm: Bear Rock Picnic Join naturalist and Women of the Woods founder, Lucy Meigs for a 4.5-mile hike from Millers Pond to Bear Rock and back. We will enjoy looking out to the pond, rocky outcrops, and the vista from Bear Rock (our picnic spot). In addition to walking, we will take the time to admire the beauty around us, learn a bit about the flora or fauna, and enjoy each other’s company. If it is hot, there will be an optional swim in Millers Pond near the end of the hike. Contact hike leader for more detailed directions and inclement weather changes or cancellations. RSVP required. Free. Millers Pond State Park, Durham.

Sunday @ 11am – 2pm: JCC Family Fun Day featuring Touch-A-Truck Climb, explore and discover more than 20 trucks! Activities for the whole family! Bounce house, music, kids activities and games, free swim, food and drinks. Rain or shine. Free. JCC of Greater New Haven, New Haven.

Sunday @ 11am – 3pm: Touch A Truck We are so excited to have trucks from Grillo Services LLC, Milford Fire Department Milford, CT, Anthony’s High Tech Auto Center and many more! Eisenhower Park, Milford.

Sunday @ 11am- 4pm: 2nd Annual Open House & Tractor Show Tractor parade, antique trucks, farm animals, farm tours, demonstrations and more! Free. Topland Farms, Roxbury.

Sunday @ 12 – 4pm: Celebration of Kindness Join us at the first annual Celebration of Kindness in Newtown, for a day of free family-friendly fun. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic, or nosh on local fare available for purchase from food trucks. Enjoy live entertainment and a jumping castle for the kids! Dickinson Park, Newtown.

{National} Time Varies: BBQ at Home You don’t need a smoker to pull off this impressive barbecue meal—it’s easy and tastes just like the real thing. We’ll show you how to make slow-cooked favorites like pulled pork and pork ribs. Free. Williams Sonoma locations.

If Westchester County, New York isn’t too far for you or you don’t mind the commute onto Long Island, check out our sister sites. For our Westchester County site click here and for our Long Island site click here.

We always provide the links for your convenience and encourage you to check the event listing directly for any changes, re-schedules or typos (cause I am not a robot), before heading out.

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