July 19 – 23

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Wednesday, July 19th


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6:30 – 8:45pm: Art on the Quad: The Tempest Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series! Flock Theatre presents The Tempest. Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one the most adventurous classical theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, Moliere and Sophocles, or more modern classics such as Eugene O’Neill, John Steinbeck and Oscar Wilde, Flock Theatre is dedicated to creating original, collaborative and educational theatre. A cash bar and snacks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnics (please note guests are not permitted to bring in alcoholic beverages). New this year is the Thompson Exhibition Building Deck, which will offer featured seating. All performances are rain or shine. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved under cover and seating will be provided. Mystic Seaport



7pm: Discovering New Species at the Discovery Museum & Planetarium in Bridgeport

7:12pm: First Responders Appreciation Night Come show your support for our first responders tonight! The first 250 fans will receive a Paul O’Neill bobblehead! Bridgeport Bluefish

Wednesday, July 19th – Saturday, July 22nd

6:30 – 10:30pm: New Fairfield Lions Club Annual Olde Tyme Carnival at Consolidated School Grounds, New Fairfield

Wednesday, July 19th – Sunday, July 23rd:

Milford Restaurant Week This popular event showcases the many flavors of our friendly, historic ‘Small City With A Big Heart,’ and is once again made possible this year through the dedicated and enthusiastic work on multiple levels. Milford Restaurant Week offers budget-conscious diners an interesting and select variety of local cuisine. Prix Fixe prices for dinners will be $20.95 or $27.85, and – where available – a prix fixe lunch menu will be offered at $17.95.



Thursday, July 20th:





{Reoccurs) 5pm: Alive@Five Outdoor Concert Series at Columbus Park in Stamford (runs until August 10th)

5 – 7pm: Collage Workshop Featured artists Stanwyck Cromwell and Moussa Gueye will lead participants through a collage workshop. Gueye, a former IRIS client from Mauritania, and Cromwell, who immigrated from Guyana to Bloomfield, CT 40 years ago and has explored immigrant experience in his artistry through that time, will guide participants in translating identity into expression through the special art of collecting, juxtaposing, and collaging, which is integral to both artists’ own work. While collage materials are provided, attendees are invited to bring images, objects, or clippings that they are significant or interesting to them. This two-hour workshop is free and open to the public—all are welcome! Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven

5:30 – 6:30pm: Spark Emporium Ribbon Cutting Spark Emporium is the retail storefront run by the Spark Makerspace community located at showcasing an extensive range of products created by artisan makers who live in southeastern CT. Spark Emporium, New London

5:30 – 8:30pm: Food Festival on the Town Green Participants can purchase a variety of foods, then enjoy a free concert at 6pm. Facepaint and Bounce House also available. Entertainment by Wooden Horse. Town Green, Colchester


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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Summer SoundWaves Concert Series at Esker Point Beach in Groton (runs until 8/3 with 8/10 and 8/17 held as rain dates)

6 – 8pm: Westfield Trumbull Family Game Night Tickets are $5 per person (each adult and child requires their own ticket). Ticket includes game activities, entertainment and a meal provided by Panera Bread. Please indicate your meal choice in your ticket purchase(s). 100% of ticket sales benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Westfield Trumbull


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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Summer Concert Series in Colchester (runs until 8/3)



{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Branford Jazz on the Green (runs until 8/24)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/17)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Sock Hop at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/17)

{Reoccurs} 6:30 – 8pm: Summer Concerts on the Square in Mansfield (runs until 7/27)

6:30 – 8:30pm: Wine Down at The Block Enjoy live music, light bites, signature cocktails and special in-store promotions from the local merchants for an exclusive immersion of all that The Block has to offer. With a purchase of the $25 ticket, you will receive the following food and beverages from The Block at Waypointe’s featured restaurants: Sedona Taphouse | Choice of one appetizer + one craft draft, house wine, hand crafted cocktail or martini Colony Grill | Choice of a cold brew + hot oil slices Barcelona Wine Bar | One glass of sangria + one tapa from a special chef’s selection Also, Wine Down at The Block ticket holders will enjoy the exclusive in-store promotions / discount specials at the select merchants.The Block at Waypointe, Norwalk


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{Reoccurs} 7pm: CHIRP Concert Parks Ballard Park in Ridgefield (runs until Labor Day)

7:30 – 9pm: Family Fire & Bushcraft Fun Join us for an evening of family fun by the firelight. Start by learning the tricks of building a safe fire that matches your needs, from survival situation to s’mores creation. Discover the world of bushcraft wilderness survival techniques as you enjoy marshmallows and a story by the fire. Families can expect to explore different fire making techniques while learning how the mastery of fire altered human history and how survival skills can apply to problem solving in everyday life. Audubon Center in Greenwich

{Reoccurs} 7:30 – 9:30pm: Waveny Summer Concert Series in New Canaan (runs until 8/30) 

8:30 – 10:30pm: Blacklighting for Moths Former Goodwin Naturalist Juan Sanchez returns for an evening program. We’ll be setting up a mercury vapor lamp to attract moths, as well as special ‘sugaring’ sites to attract these denizens of the night. We have no idea what we will find but should be able to identify a dozen or so. Some of the moths may be very large and dramatic, but others may be tiny micros only a ¼ of an inch long. Either way it will be fun to discover what is flying around in the woods at night! We suggest you wear light long pants and a long sleeved shirt; insect repellent may also be necessary. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

Thursday, July 20th – Saturday, July 22nd



Thursday, July 20th – Sunday, July 23rd



Thursday, July 20th – Sunday, July 30th


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Friday, July 21st:

9am – 12pm: Astronomy for Kids: The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 Why all the excitement about the coming total solar eclipse on August 21st? Visit UConn’s Historic Planetarium and learn about the moon shadow tracking across the lower 48 states for the first time in four decades. We’ll discuss the geometry of eclipses, show slides from earlier total solar eclipses, and explore cultural relevance of the event in today’s world. After a snack break we will basic a star finder, and talk about the many special celestial events you’ll see in August along the eclipse canter line. Storrs Campus Planetarium


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{Reoccurs} 11am – 2pm: Storytelling Hour at The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington (runs every Friday in July)

2 – 4pm: Windy Energy Join us and Little Scientist, LLC. at the Center as we explore the power of the wind and its energy through fun, hands-on activities. Families will have the opportunity to build a model turbine, experiment with green powered circuits, and make their own pin wheels. Energize Connecticut Center, North Haven


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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm (July) 5-7pm (August): Summer Concert Series at Westbrook Town Green (runs until 8/25)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 8:30pm: Friday Night Concerts at Grove Street Plaza in Darien (runs until 9/15)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 9pm: Summer UnWINEd Concert Series at Priam Vineyard in Colchester (runs until August 18th)


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6:30 – 8pm: Bobcats in Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Jason Hawley will be presenting about bobcats and their current status of the population in Connecticut. Peoples State Forest, Matthies Grove Picnic Shelter, Barkhamsted

6:30pm: Family Movie Night DJ, Marvin Parsons, Vision Edge Symphony Music and the Professionals from the Double Up Dance Studio will get you and the kids up dancing at the Sand Jam Family Fun Dance! It’s a spectacular evening at Jennings Beach that begins at 6:30 PM! Following the dance enjoy an evening with the stars of the Silver Screen under a starry summer sky. Pack a beach chair, blanket & some munchies and you’re ready for a great family movie! Dances begin at 6:30pm and movies begin at dark. Jennings Beach, Fairfield

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Friday Nights Music at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk (runs until 9/8)



{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Concerts on the Green Music Series in Danbury (runs until 8/26 – raindate 8/27)

{Reoccurs} 7:30pm: Summer Concert Series at Town Center Park in Hamden (runs until July 28th)


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{Reoccurs} 8pm: Summer Concerts at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/25)

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Summer Family Outdoor Movie Series in Norwalk (runs Saturdays July 15th – August 19th)

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Friday Flicks in New Haven (runs until 8/18)

{Reoccuring} Sunset: Movies in the Park: Animation Celebration at Mill River Park in Stamford (runs until 7/29)

Friday, July 21st – Saturday, July 22nd




Friday, July 21st – Sunday, July 23rd:

Friday – Saturday 7:30 – 9pm and Sunday at 2:30pm: New Zenith Theatre Presents: The Shape of a Girl Fifteen year old Braidie knows that bullying is wrong, but her best friend persists in picking on Sophie, an innocent, awkward girl who just wants to belong. Can Braidie break free of the mean girls that were once childhood friends and stand up for what’s right? The Shape of a Girl is a dynamic, one-woman play that examines the frightening realities of teenage relationships, aggression and a young woman’s battle with inaction. As told through a series of conversations, memories, and events in Braidie’s world, award-winning Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod has created a fascinating insider’s view of a teenager struggling at home and in school. Ultimately, Braidie must decide whether there is such a thing as an innocent bystander, and whether the penalty of speaking up will be too high a personal cost. Performance runs approximately 75 minutes. Limited seating available.

Friday, July 21st – Friday, September 3rd



Friday, July 21st – Saturday, September 23rd:



Saturday, July 22nd:

9am: Summer Wildflower Walk An interesting, colorful wildflower program presented by Carol Gracie, is sure to make you want to rush right out to see some of these local beauties yourself. Our Boyd Woods Sanctuary, with its meadows and recently clear-cut habitats, is the perfect place to discover many beautiful summer flowers in bloom. Join Debbie Martin on this easy walk through these sunny areas, and also through the woodlands around the pond to find wet- land and shade-loving species. Ferns, mushrooms, and nesting birds will also be discussed along the way. Bring your camera, binoculars, insect repellent, and water to drink. Raindate: 7/29. Boyd Woods Sanctuary, Litchfield 

9:30 – 11am: Southport Walking Tour The walking tour, sponsored by the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and the Fairfield Museum and History Center, is open to the first 30 adults who sign up in advance. The walking tour is priced at $5 for Fairfield Museum members and $8 for non-members. The walking tour covers about 1.5 miles and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. The rain date for the event is Sunday July 23rd. The tour will touch upon the native American tribal history, the colonial period, the war of 1812, the golden era of the Southport Globe Onion boom, the implications of the arrival of the steamship, railroad and streetcar, notable residents and other topics. Starting from the lawn at the library, the guided walk and talk will proceed south down Westway to Harbor Road to Ye Yacht Yard, back along Harbor Road to Main Street, to Southport Center at Pequot Avenue and then back to the Pequot Library. Note: Since this walk coincides with the library’s annual summer book sale, there is limited parking at the building. Additional space is available at nearby churches, along streets and at the Southport train station.

10 – 11:30am: Pollinator Walk Families are invited to the Kellogg Environmental Center to go on a guided walk and learn about the various pollinators in Connecticut and why they are important. Kids will get the chance to see the pollinators in action while learning how to identify them. Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby



10:45am – 2:30pm: Downtown New Haven Culinary Tour Come see why New Haven is getting noticed for their culinary scene. The New Haven Downtown Culinary Tour, hosted by Stephen Fries, Food Columnist and Professor of Hospitality Management at Gateway Community College, stops at nine different restaurants and eateries throughout New Haven. It’s an event that allows you to get a unique perspective on the food culture of New Haven. Tours depart the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven. Wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Tour length 3.5 hours (1.5 miles walking-rain or shine).


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11am – 12pm: The Swingset Mamas are two rockin’ moms, whose CDs have spawned an avid network of fans including children, parents and educators. This song-writing and performing duo are keyboard player Marlowe Bechmann, and guitarist Lizzie Swan, who infuse their playful, inspiring tunes with their own mom-tested wisdom – making everyday activities fun for the whole family!!! From the bluesy, “When Daddy comes home” to the Calypso-infused “Colors of the Rainbow”; the Mamas’ songs tap into the most fundamental joys and struggles of parents and their children. Carousel Lawn, Mill River Park, Stamford

11am – 4pm: Revolutionary War Encampment Visitors will learn about the daily life of soldiers at this Revolutionary War military encampment. Witness tactical demonstrations, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, meals cooked over a camp fire & more. Hosted by the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drum Corps. Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry




2 – 4pm: Abolitionist Tea Join us at the Hempsted Houses for an outdoor tea. We will be having a traditional tea & then discuss the Hempstead sisters who were abolitionists & artists. Martha Hempstead was a published poet & student at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. She wrote poems about the antislavery cause & supported herself with sales of her sea moss works. Mary Hempstead was a writer & artist, writing powerful letters about abolition & illustrating children’s books. Learn how these women found comfort & inspiration from other women at a time when their ideas were quite unpopular. Reservations required. Hempsted Houses, New London



6 – 9pm: Food Truck Festival in New London Waterfront

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/26)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Entertainment Nights at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/19)

7 – 9pm: 7th Annual Celebration for the Bats Help Gerri Griswold celebrate 25 years of crusading for Bats, our planet’s most extraordinary creature! A lecture featuring a live Big Brown Bat will begin the evening’s festivities. We can then count our bat colony as it emerges from the Green Barn serenaded by the wildly talented Ian Campbell! Charming bat cupcakes and lemonade will be served (to humans..not bats..they prefer insects)! Pack a picnic or BYOB! The event is on rain or shine. Come out and show your support for bats! White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

7 – 10pm: Docktails and Dancing Join us for a night of waterfront dancing to live music by SUGAR! Performing together as a band for more than 15 years, SUGAR has shared the stage with The Go Go’s, Toto, Dick Dale, Eddie Money, Men At Work, J. Geils, and Peter Frampton, to name a few. With an enormous repertoire of material that spans a multitude of genres, styles and generations, past and present, you’ll be guaranteed a fantastic evening of music and dancing under the stars. Light snacks will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Docktails & Dancing is held in conjunction with the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, which will be honoring Sparkman & Stephens designed vessels and celebrating the 85th year since the Museum’s schooner Brilliant was launched. Come and see some beautiful vessels along the waterfront! Mystic Seaport



{Reoccuring} Sunset: Movies in the Park at Mill River Park in Stamford (runs until 8/4)



{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Summer Family Outdoor Movie Series in Norwalk (runs until 8/19)

Saturday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 23rd

Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 12:30pm: Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts. An award competition recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity and workmanship. Approximately 50 classic vessels create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

Saturday 12 – 7pm and Sunday 12 – 6pm: Wine Festival Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music. Browse for handcrafts and more. It’s all happening this year at the Connecticut Wine Festival! The Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen


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Saturday, July 22nd – Monday, July 31st


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Sunday, July 23rd:

9am – 12pm: Long Distance Guided Hike Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Expect a 5-7 mile hike. Goodwin Guide Elaine Koza has completed all the New England 4000+ foot elevation hikes, and has hiked all the highest peaks in the 48 contiguous states. Elaine hikes with her Australian Sheppard, Shalee. All are welcome, including friendly dogs. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

12pm: Musical Muster Over a dozen Fife & Drum Corps from Southern New England will attend this muster & present a parade featuring an assortment of fifes & wooden rope tension snare & bass drums. Hosted by the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drum Corps. Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry

1 – 3pm: Family Play Date: Summer Swelter Join us to discover how local wildlife are adapted to deal with the summer heat. And while we’re at it, have you ever wondered what heat is in the first place and where it comes from? With fun planned for inside and under the shade of our trees, come escape the summer swelter to learn all about temperature! Activities include crafts, animals, and a nature walk -weather permitting. Audubon Center in Greenwich

1:30 – 4:30pm: Science on Screen Enjoy an afternoon at the movies with the experts! Movie screening followed by Q&A sessions with a scientist to explain what was right, what was wrong, and what was just confusing. Held in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. Included with the cost of admission. Registration is required. Bruce Museum, Greenwich

2 – 4pm: Graffiti Workshop Featured artist Dooley-O, a hip hop and graffiti artist and the mastermind DJ/producer behind the Back Room, highlights the powerful contributions of graffiti to the exhibit and to our daily landscape in the city of New Haven. After an introductory discussion and demonstration on primed wood panels, Dooley-O will invite participants to try their hands, collaborating on a final group painting. This two-hour workshop is free and open to the public—all are welcome! Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven

3 – 5pm: Writing Workshop Judith Marks-White’s writing workshops fill up quickly so register here early! The classes will function as workshops where you will be introduced to style, technique, tricks of the trade, and critiques of your work as you create a publishable piece of writing targeted to the current markets. We work from provided prompts and write for 20 minutes, share each other’s work then comment to help improve the writer’s material. Although many of our attendees ahem been published, this workshop serves beginner and advanced writer, alike. $20 per person. Byrd’s Books, Bethel

{Reoccurs} 4pm: Summer Concert Series in Milford (runs until 9/3)

{Reoccurs} 5 – 8pm: Summer Music at Mystic Seaport (runs until August 27th)

{Reoccurs} 6pm: Summer Concert Series on the Green in Madison (runs until 8/20)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Concerts on the Green in Redding (runs until 8/27)



{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/20)



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Evening of art, wine and jazz weekend at the Ridgefield Playhouse. 7.27 to 7.29 2017









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