A total of 42 events have been found.
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT
Can you get there from here? This old saying really means something when you consider getting across the mighty Connecticut without the bridges we have today! There are approximately 58 vehicle bridges currently spanning the Connecticut River and ten were chosen as representative examples for the Connecticut River Museum's 2013 exhibit 'Crossing the Connecticut: Bridges of the Connecticut River'. The exhibit features several different styles of bridge design and explores how people's ideas of what bridges should look like and how they reflect how their communities have changed over time. The exhibit features many objects and images from the Museum's collections as well as paintings, original toll signs, documents and other artifacts on loan from other institutions. Through October 20.
Stony Creek Gallery At Chamard Vineyard, 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT
Featuring photography of water & sky by Charles Steinhacker, Patricia Halstead and Susan Strickland.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT
Residents of Griswold, Voluntown and South Kingston will receive 50% of museum admission.
Proof of address required at check in.
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
The 3rd Annual Celebrating Lyme's Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will showcase works created in around the Pleasant Valley Preserve, a large nature preserve in Lyme with frontage on the “Wild and Scenic” Eight Mile River.
A special opening reception will be held at the Lyme Art Association on Friday, July 12 from 6 – 8pm at the Lyme Art Association, free and open to the public, with tax-free shopping that night and all day on Saturday, July 13.
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT
Fascinated by the anatomy and movement of living creatures, Kitty Wales creates sculpture and installation art based on her direct observations of animals. She has traveled to the Scottish Hebrides to study wild goats, the Spanish Pyrenees to observe bearded vultures, and the Caribbean to document reef sharks in their underwater habitat. As part of a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, Wales visited the Aquarium to observe their collection of marine life, taking photographs and preparing sketches that would later fuel her creations in the studio. Inspired by the textural, feathery forms of the lionfish, Wales then set to work envisioning a site-specific installation intended for the Lyman Allyn. Three larger-than-life lionfish sculptures constructed of welded steel, heavy paper, and recycled pencils will transform the gallery into a “deep-sea” environment for visitors of all ages.
Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT
Author Phoebe Wray will be reading from and signing her newest book, In Adam's Fall, at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Rd., Colchester; Wray is a long-time nonfiction writer now writing in a specific field. Her two futurist dystopian novels, Jemma7729 and J2, are available in print and ebook, the third and final book of the series will be out in early 2014. In Adam’s Fall, a thriller, opens when history teacher Nikki Sheridan find the body of a young Muslim girl in her backyard, and soon the community is pointing fingers at anyone who seems a little different. Don't miss this fascinating writer!
The Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempstead St., New London, CT
Don't miss the this production by local students who have been at the Hempsted Houses this summer, finding inspiration in the past to discuss current issues. The production asks the question, what does it mean to be a slave today? You're invited to join us at 1 p.m. for a special introduction to the performance and the project. You are also welcome to stay afterward to meet the cast, enjoy light refreshments and discuss the show. All proceeds benefit the Writers Block. Other performances are at 7 p.m. at the Writers Block, 446 Colman St., New London, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Aug. 15-17 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.
All Bright Canines , 430 Chapel Hill Road, Oakdale,
Agility games for the dogs from 9-10am; “Dunking for Ducks”, a Hot Dog Relay Race, Obedience games, Raffles and more! 10 a.m. to noon; Bassett Hound Kissing booth; All proceeds are going to canine Ava to help pay for her surgery.
$10.00 to enter your dog in all the games!
Raffle is $5.00 for 10 tickets
Doggy Ice creams will be sold for $3.00
ALL donations welcomed, and appreciated!
Martha Culver House, 290 Quinnipiac Avenue, North Haven, CT
Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT
Aug. 6 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6 p.m.
Aug. 12 - Board of Governors Meeting, 6 p.m.
Aug. 15 - Branch and Unit Meetings; 6 p.m., Unit; 7 p.m., Branch.
Aug. 18 - Family Picnic@ Admiral Fife Recreation Park; reservation form available at Club, noon-5 p.m.
Sept. 6&7 - Regional Convention hosted by Branch 20, volunteers needed; (860) 445-0731.
The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown,
The fleamarket, located on nearly 7 tree-lined acres of the historic Inn, is open every week, late April through Columbus Day (Oct 14) this year, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there is no admission charged for buyers and browsers. A parking fee of $2. is charged on peak Summer Sundays. Food and beverages are available on-site. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has some of its 10 x 20 feet vendor spaces available for both one-day "tag salers"& long-term vendors.401-364-8888
Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT
sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.
Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington, CT
2 p.m.,weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10 adults; $5 students (to age 18); (860) 535-8445.
The General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown,
one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the area, featuring antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, tools, new merchandise--and this year--a new indoor boutique. Food available on the premises.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 8 a.m.-3p.m., now through Columbus Day. Early birds are not only welcome, they are encouraged!
Free for browsers & buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.
St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT
Please join our award winning tours as we begin our second year! Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and continue through September.
Our student guides will lead you through 374 years of American History and Architecture.
The tours were awarded the Best of New England designation in 2013 by Yankee Magazine.
For further information, please visit www.historicguilford.org or call (203)233-1026.
Tickets are sold online, at local stores on the Green or by the guides prior to the tours. All tours start and finish at the Guilford Town Hall.
Historic Guilford Walking Tours, Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT
Please come for a scenic and informative tour of Historic Downtown Guilford. Join our award winning student guides for a 90 minute History tour at 11:00a.m or Architecture tour at 2 p.m. All tours start in front of the Guilford Town Hall at 31 Park Street.
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Ave., Mystic, CT
Sundays through October.
Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St, Westerly, RI
The Colonial Theatre will present Shakespeare’s comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” as the offering of the 22nd Season of Free Shakespeare in Westerly’s Wilcox Park.
This family friendly comedy will open on July 31 and run through August 18. All performances are at 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The open-air performances are in the very beautiful Wilcox Park, on Route 1 in downtown Westerly.
Town Green, Hayward Avenue, Colchester, CT
Colchester Farmers Market Opening Day This Sunday
The Colchester Farmers market kicks off this season Sunday June 16th at 9am. The market is moving to its new location, the town green. The market offers a great diversity of products: produce, cheese, meats, plants, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, and crafts. Opening day will have a couple of free events, a bounce house for the kids to use and a balloon artist preforming for you. The market will also offer free entertainment. Any questions please contact, jeff savitsky at email@example.com
Sailboat near OshKoshBGosh at Tanger Outlets, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT
For students in preschool to 8th grade.
Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes, 330 Pomfret St., Pomfret Center, CT
Special-Tea Ice Cream Social Events feature freshly brewed iced teas, award-winning TEA-RRIFIC tea-infused ice cream, and the perfect sweet treat accompaniments. Reservations recommended. $14 adult/$10 child; 860-928-5492.
Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT
a variety of interactive activities for children and valuable offers for adults, all designed to make transitioning into academic routines a little easier. Before hitting the books, families can explore the latest clothing, accessory and toy trends from retailers at the mall-wide sidewalk sale. Attendees will also catch the hottest fashion fads during the freeze modeling demonstrations. Plus, those attending will have the chance to win prizes and giveaways!
Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT
The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) is pleased to return for the second Summer at the Hygienic event and will be performing the newly developed, family-friendly piece "See Our Signs!" See tangram shapes become words, signs, and stories!
Have fun with the Little Theatre of the Deaf as they combine visually exciting American Sign Language with the spoken word to create a performance that will be seen, heard and long remembered.
There will be two performances this day, one at 10AM and one at 1PM. Both performances are free and open to the public.
RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, MAdison, CT
Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT
Branford Green, , Branford, CT
The General Stanton Inn and Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown,
Some vendors at The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown believe they can tell when it's high tide at the local beaches(the "old-timey" way):when the waves of visitors shopping at the fleamarket suddenly retreat. Those same vendors suggest that at high tide this weekend(12:16 p.m. on Saturday,13th and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday,14th),it will be a good time to come to the Fleamarket and avoid the "sea of shoppers" that tend to flee the beaches and gather at the Fleamarket during the lower tide times (and lower wave times)of day.The General Stanton Inn, one of the oldest,largest and most popular outdoor fleamarkets in the area,is open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Columbus Day. Hours:8a.m.-3p.m.,with early birds encouraged.Call 401-364-8888.FREE.$2.parking fee Sundays only.
Madison Green, , Madison, CT
Bring blankets and chairs.
Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT
Bring a picnic; no alcohol.
Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT
Free for Clinton residents. Advance tickets required.
Unity Hall - All Souls UU Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT
suggested donation of $15, $5 students; JohnMetz@ct.metrocast.net.
Hygienic Art Park, 71 Bank St, New London,
The Asian Sound Revolution with the brilliant
Chinese pipa performer Min Xiao-Fen and
twangy Korean komungo musician Jin Hi Kim.
Ancient Asian to cutting edge sounds.
NY TImes, "“The pipa played with ferocious
aplomb by the remarkable Min-Xiao Fen….”
Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank St , New London, CT
The Asian Sound Revolution with the brilliant Chinese pipa performer Min Xiao-Fen and
twangy Korean komungo musician Jin Hi Kim.Ancient Asian to cutting edge sounds.
NY TImes, "“The pipa played with ferocious aplomb by the remarkable Min-Xiao Fen….”
Toad's Place, 300 York Street, New Haven, CT
Cost: $25 ($20 in advance).
Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT
Visit the Denison Farm Market where vendors offer seasonal farm produce, plants and other local products including honey, syrup, corn meal, jams and jellies. Onsite hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade relishes are available at the Market from the Stonyledge Farm grill. Picnic tables under shaded tents allow Market patrons to enjoy lunch or a snack. Live fiddling and banjo music by Craig Edwards and his American Roots Music adds to the festive atmosphere.
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT
On the grounds of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market meets 12 to 3 every Sunday, June thru October. It offers the finest locally-grown produce, eggs, meats, cheese, honey and maple syrup from areas farms, as well as regular and gluten-free baked goods. There is music weekly, guest vendors and demonstrations. Ample parking and on site hiking trails make this a perfect family-friendly destination for an afternoon in the Mystic area.
Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River Road, East Haddam, CT
Learn about invasive plants - alien invaders that are taking over our native woodlands and crowding out local wildlife. Master Gardeners from the University of Connecticut Extension office will be at Gillette Castle to answer questions about invasive plants from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the third Sunday of every month. At 1:00 PM on the same days, there will also be a nature walk through the park surrounding Gillette Castle to learn how to identify many of the most common invasive plants. The walk will include a tour and discussion of an active project to reduce the infestation of Chinese Wisteria at Gillette Castle. Kids are welcome!
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT
Sail on the historic Mary E, a 1906 Schooner, in and around beautiful Essex and the lower Connecticut River! Departs every day of the week but Wednesdays, with 1.5 hr sails at 1:30 and 3:30 (26$ per person), and a two hour sunset cruise at 6:00 (30$ per person). Private charters also available. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and feel free to BYOB. Sails run through October. Museum admission included with cost of sail. Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum Docks.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended, 24 hour advance cancellation notice required. All cruises subject to weather.
Please visit http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/schooner-cruises/ for more information. Or call (860)767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation.
The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT
2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and 2 p.m. Sun.; through Sept. 1; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students; $15 children
Shakespeare's Macbeth, 103 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT
Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets, and bug spray. For