May 4 – 7

“What another amazing week in Connecticut! From benefits, college prep, and everything in between – hikes and walks, storytimes, comedy, sleepovers, baseball, father-son excursions, baking and cooking classes, golf family fun, block party, derby parties, train rides, museum after dark, BBQ, pancakes with penguins, touch-a-truck, March for Babies, history, roller-coasters, film, theater and opera, Healthy Kids Day and more.

Thursday, May 4th:

9am – 4pm: International Firefighter’s Day at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport


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6:30pm: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Cooking Class at Pacifico Restaurant in New Haven

7pm: Tequila Tasting at Mill Hill in Norwalk



7:30pm: Everything You Wanted to Know About the College Application Process at the Jewish Community Center in Stamford

Thursday, May 4th – Sunday, May 7th

May the Fourth Be With You! – Learn More

Thursday, May 4th – Thursday, May 11th


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Thursday, May 4th – Sunday, May 14th

Thursday, May 4th – Sunday, May 28th:



Friday, May 5th:

Reminder: CT Wine Trail Passport Program Begins & Museums on Us

12 – 1pm: Annual Wildflower Walk at the Connecticut College Arboretum in New London

4 – 5pm: Just for Kids: Wildflower Walk at the Connecticut College Arboretum in New London

4 – 5:30pm: CFPA Ramble: Fabulous Frogs with Emma Kravet at Highlawn Forest in Middlefield


Cinderella Story Time. Friday, May 5 - 4:30pm - 2nd floor. Raffle Prizes - Coloring Activity - Photo Ops. Cinderella cast members from the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport will visit the Bookstore for a special Kids Story Time! Join Cinderella & her friends as she reads aloud her own fairy tale. Those who attend will receive 10% OFF tickets to Cinderella at the Downtown Cabaret. Please RSVP to FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com as space is limited! This event is free and open to the public!


6:30 – 9pm: Recreation Night at the Children’s Movement Center in New Milford



7 – 9pm: Cinco De Mayo Vegan Class at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes in Oakville



Friday, May 5th- Saturday, May 6th

Friday 6 – 9pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm: Downtown Ridgefield’s Annual Spring Stroll

6pm – 9:45am: Family Sleepover at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk


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Friday, May 5th – Sunday, May 7th:



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Friday, May 5th: – Saturday, May 20th:



Friday, May 5th – Sunday, May 21st:



Friday, May 5th – Sunday, July 2nd:



Saturday, May 6th:

7:30am – 9:30am: Bird Walk at The Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven



9am – 12pm: Nature Sketchbook Journaling at at Trail Wood in Hampton


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9:30am – 12pm: Birding Class: Wood Warblers & Other Neotropical Migrants at the Audubon Center in Greenwich

10 – 11:30am: After the Harvest: A Walk in the Woods at Field Forest in Durham

10 – 11:30am: Cooking with Dandelions at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic

10 – 11:30am: Saturday Hike: Tilcon Property in Groton

10am – 12pm: Family-friendly Hike at the American Legion Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted

10am – 12pm: Extreme Marine at Coogan Farm in Mystic



10am – 2pm: Walk, Don’t Run at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield



10am – 2pm: Giuffrida Park Trail Celebration and Meriden Showcase in Meriden


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10am – 3:30pm: Cheetah Conservation Expert at Beardsley Zoo



10:30am – 11:30am: Spring Walk at at the Center at Fairfield

11am: The House at Pooh Corner at the Ridgefield Playhouse


Backstage Tours at the Shubert Theatre


1 – 3pm: The Muddy World of Amphibians at Mystic Aquarium

1 – 4pm: Animal Encounter with Animal Embassy in Stamford

3pm: Dragons Love Tacos 2 Storytime and Craft at the Yale Bookstore



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4:30 – 8pm: Sea Food: From Sea to Table at Mystic Seaport




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Gallagher's Joke's On You Comedy Tour at the Shubert Theatre

8 – 9:30pm: Things That Go Bump in the Night at Webb Mountain Discovery Zone in Bridgeport


Saturday, May 6th – Sunday, May 7th

$45 Carload Weekend Quassy kicks off its 109th season with a $45 carload special. Up to 10 persons in a vehicle receive an all-day ride wristband for only $45, parking included. Offer valid both days with rides open 11am to 5pm. Egg hunt for prizes at 3pm on Sunday, May 7th. Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury


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Saturday at 10:30am, 2pm and 5:30pm and Sunday at 1pm and 4:30pm: Sesame Street Live at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford


Saturday, May 6th – Sunday, May 21st:

Saturday – Sunday at 12pm and Sunday at 2:30pm:Cinderellaat Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport 

Sunday, May 7th:


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10am: March for Babies at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven

10am – 11am: Breakfast with Elmo at the Stamford JCC

10am – 1pm: Touch A Truck at Madison Surf Club

10am – 3pm: Pequabuck River Duck Race in Forestville

11am: March for Babies at Jennings Beach in Fairfield

11am: March for Babies at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury



Celebrate Mom: Cookie Decorating & Bouquet Workshop


11am – 5pm: 7th Annual Wooden Warrior Day at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury

11am – 5pm: Community Free Day at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme

12 – 3pm: Long Distance Hike at James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton

1pm: The Nature of the American Woodsman at the Coastal Center at Milford Point


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2pm: Early Spring Wildflower Walk at the Dudley Farm in Guilford

2 – 4pm: Healthy Kids Day at Camp Hazen YMCA in Cheshire

3 – 4:30pm: Brave Beauties of Spring: Connecticut’s Early Wildflowers at James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton

7pm: 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever at the Ridgefield Playhouse

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