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  • Bruce Museum- Astronomy Family Day

    Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Sunday,Feb 7 at 1:00 – 4:00 pm

    The Bruce Museum’s annual Astronomy Family Day on Sunday, February 7, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The afternoon program includes family activities featuring the inflatable Starlab Planetarium.

    For more information call 203-869-0376 or visit https://brucemuseum.org/

  • Chappaqua Library- Andy Stein and the Beethoven Octet

    Chappaqua Library 195 South Greeley Avenue Chappaqua, New York 10514 Sunday,Feb 7 at 3pm

    Violinist and arranger Andy Stein, performs with members of the Chappaqua Orchestra in his arrangement of Beethoven Symphony #2 and more.

    For more information call 914.238.4779 or visit http://www.chappaqualibrary.org/

  • Bay Street Theater- “All the Hits” The Beatles & The Rolling Stones Tribute Concert

    1 Bay Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963 Saturday,Feb 6 at 8pm

    Tribute to  The Beatles and The Rolling Stones focusing on their later years (1967 and beyond).

    For more information call 631-725-9500 visit http://www.baystreet.org/

  • Community Contra Dance

    26 Pine Street Cornwall, CT 06753 Saturday,Feb 6 at 7pm

    Contras, circles and squares will be taught by Peter Stix from 7 to 9:30- ish with live old time music by Still, the Homegrown Band. All dances taught and all ages welcome.

    For more information call 860-672-6101

  • Emelin Theatre- The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

    153 Library Lane Mamaroneck NY 10543 Saturday,Feb 6 at 8PM

    It began in New Rochelle, when the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra made its formal debut in 1934.  With its toned instrumental style that combined a big band orchestral sound, the band quickly emerged in developing Swing Era.

    The signature sound of this  band continues today lead by  Bill Tole, a musician/trombonist.

    For more information call 914.698.0098 or visit http://www.emelin.org/

  • Long Island Maritime Museum-Winter Lecture Series – Lou Siegel

    88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796 Saturday,Feb 6 at 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Lecture topic:

    The Unique Ecology of the South Shore Bay Estuary.

    For more information visit http://www.limaritime.org

  • The Ridgefield Playhouse- Dweezil Zappa & the Zappa Plays Zappa Band

    The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge – Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Feb 4 at 8pm

    Dweezil will perform some new music including, “ Dragon Master”, the only song he wrote with his dad. Dweezil will also revisit some of his earlier music and more.

    For more information visit: http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call 203-438-5795

  • Stratford Library – Stratford Sister Cities Chorus

    Stratford Library Lovell Rm.- 2203 Main St., Stratford Sunday,Jan 31 at 3:00 PM

    The Stratford Sister Cities Chorus will be performing their “Wintry Mix: Remixed” Performance.

    For more information call 203-268-8306

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven- Cool Weather Crops

    333 Sherman Avenue New Haven, CT 06511 Saturday,Jan 30 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Learn about starting your garden as soon as the snow is gone. Cool weather crops don’t mind the cold and give you a head start on the season. Most can be planted directly in the ground saving any space you use for seedlings for other crops.

    For more information call (203) 562-0598 ext. 226 or visit http://www.nhsofnewhaven.org

  • Bridgeport Public Library- Adult Coloring Workshop

    Burroughs - Saden Branch- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Thursday,Jan 28 at 12pm - 1:15pm

    Attendees will use the provided crayons and colored pencils to complete their own reproduction of famous masterpieces from artists such as Renoir, Monet, and Van Gogh.

     

    For more information call (203) 576-7400  or visit http://bportlibrary.org/

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center- Nocturnal in Nature

    39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT 06903 Friday,Jan 22 at 6 - 7:30 pm

    Explore the world of nature at night while learning about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. Meet some live nocturnal creatures and then head outside. Look for the almost-full moon and discover how night vision works.

    For more information visit http://stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.322.1646

  • The Poetry Institute – Evelyn Atreya

    The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Jan 21 at Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00

    Evelyn is president of the Guilford Poets Guild.  In addition to her involvement in poetry, she is active in community service through the Guilford Rotary Club and The Leete’s Island Garden Club.

    For more information visit  http://thepoetryinstitute.com

  • Bridgeport Public Library- Tai Chi Class

    Black Rock Branch 2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 Tuesday,Jan 19 at 6:30pm- 8pm

    Tai Chi class with Jonathan Davis. These classes are designed for all ages and all fitness levels. Just wear loose fitting clothing and flat shoes.

    For more information visit http://bportlibrary.org/ or call (203) 576-7025

  • Country music Retrospective 1960’s-1980’s- Cinema Arts Centre

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY 11743 Tuesday,Jan 19 at 7:30pm

    More than most other musical forms, country music grew directly out of the lives of ordinary people. In an era when many rural folks didn’t have radios or even the electricity to power them, they would gather together to express themselves and entertain each other by playing songs on acoustic guitars and a variety of other instruments: banjos, accordions, harmonicas, and fiddles.

    Host Bill Shelley will discuss in this educational lecture about this music genre.

    For more information visit http://cinemaartscentre.org/ or call 631.423.7611.

  • Ossining Public Library- Dixieland Express Jazz Band Concert

    Ossining Public Library 53 Croton Avenue Ossining, NY 10562 Sunday,Jan 17 at 2pm-3:30pm

    The concert is led by Les Krasnogor.   The band features 11 musicians including jazz vocalist Maria Martir.

    For more information visit http://www.ossininglibrary.org/ or call (914) 941-2416

  • CitySeed Winter Farmers’ Market

    Metropolitan Business Academy, 115 Water Street (corner of Water and Brewery Streets) Saturday,Jan 16 at 10am-1pm

    CitySeed’s Winter Market will  be hosted indoors from 10am to 1pm. This year’s Winter Market will feature a variety of “Saturday brunch” menu. arm fresh food items will include root vegetables, greens, apples, cider, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, eggs, mushrooms, dairy products, cheeses, jams and more. Family-friendly indoor activities will include Family Yoga  and live performances by a series of local musicians.

    For more information visit www.CitySeed.org or call 203.773.3736

  • Bridgeport Public Library- Memoir Writing Workshop

    Burroughs - Saden Branch 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Saturday,Jan 16 at 2pm-3:30pm

    Writer and author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.

     

    For more information visit http://bportlibrary.org/ or call (203) 576-7400

  • Branford Folk Music Society-Fiesta del Norte Concert

    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Jan 16 at 8pm

    Fiesta del Norte is a Connecticut-based Mariachi band that performs traditional Mexican folk and popular music on authentic instruments. Their repertoire spans from the mariachis of Jalisco, nortenas of Chihuahua, the harp music of Vera Cruz and the marimba music of Chiapas.

    For more information call 203-488-7715

  • Greenburgh Nature Center- From Behind the Plow

    Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583 Wednesday,Jan 13 at Refreshments at 7PM, program begins at 7:30PM

    Learn how small local farms have a part in our food system to bring diverse foods to our tables. Find out how a community supported agriculture group works.

    For more information visit http://greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914.723-3470

  • Bruce Museum- Secrets of Fossil Lake Lecture. The Subtlety of Snakes and a Quarter-billion Years of Lizard Evolution.

    Bruce Museum 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830-7157 Tuesday,Jan 12 at Lecture begins promptly at 7:00 pm

    Dr. Jack Conrad, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    The lecture will explore the evolution and looking at recent paleontological discoveries and tackling questions about how lizards turned into snakes.

    For more information visit http://brucemuseum.org or call 203-413-6757

  • Westport Public Library-The Mark Naftalin Piano Blues Duo

    McManus Room- Westport Public Library 20 Jesup Road Westport, CT 06880 Sunday,Jan 10 at 2pm-3pm

    Mark Naftalin is known as a blues stylist and his music also draws on country, gospel, R&B, folk, soul, jazz and rock & roll. Fairfield County percussionist Barry Urich will join Naftalin.

    For more information visit http://westportlibrary.org or call 203.291.4800

  • White Memorial Conservation Center- Winter Twig Identification with WMCC Research Director James Fischer

    A. B. Ceder Room 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759 Saturday,Jan 9 at 10am

    Just because the leaves fall off each year doesn’t mean you can’t identify trees and shrubs in the winter.  This event will teach you how to identify a tree or shrub by the twig without the leaves.  Explore the characters of deciduous twigs that you can use to identify most species.

    For more information visit http://www.whitememorialcc.org/ or call  (860) 567-0857

  • Danbury DECA “Paws for a Cause”

    PAL Center, 35 Hayestown Rd, Danbury, CT Friday,Dec 18 at 4 PM to 7 PM

    SANTA CLAUS TO PAUSE AT ‘PAWS FOR A CAUSE’

    Santa Claus, puppies and kittens – a holiday combination to warm hearts. Danbury High School’s Business Club (DECA) has teamed up with the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) to create a special holiday event called “Paws for a Cause” on Friday, December 18th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Police Athletic League Center on Hayestown Road in Danbury.

    Paws for a Cause” will be a festival of furry friends where families can enjoy fun-filled activities, including pictures with Santa, face-painting, a raffle, music and snacks, and most fun of all, meeting and greeting a wide variety of dogs and cats. Families are even invited to bring their own pets to the party. If you don’t have one, there will be irresistibly cute pets looking for a loving home who will be available for adoption. While the event is sure to be a grand celebration for animal lovers of all kinds and sizes, it does have a serious purpose. All donations and funds raised will go toward the programs and cause of the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, a nonprofit organization.

    For over 40 years, Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the community and beyond. DAWS promotes responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, while working toward ending animal overpopulation through education and a variety of programs. Through its facility on Grassy Plain Street in Bethel, DAWS is a no-kill shelter which cares for and finds homes for hundreds of needy dogs and cats every year.

    The holiday event was conceived by members of the Danbury High School Student Business Club as a project combining marketing and community service under the supervision of teacher/advisor Carmela Calafiore. As one student said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get creatively involved in the community and learn firsthand what it takes to organize such big public event.” The goal of this charity event is not just about raising money; the team at Danbury DECA and DAWS wants to raise awareness and provide more information about the benefits of no-kill shelters and adopting pets, not shopping for them. The afternoon will be full of family and pet-friendly activities in hopes of spreading holiday spirit and advocacy for animals in need.

    For further information, please contact:
    Kara Mikhitarian at: karamikhitarian26@gmail.com, or Morgan Straiton at: morganstraiton77@gmail.com

    Danbury Police Activities League
    35 Hayestown Road
    Danbury, Connecticut 06810
    Tel: 203-778-4725

  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra- Holiday Extravaganza

    Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street at Grove Street New Haven, CT 06511 Thursday,Dec 17 at 7:30pm

    The  New Haven Symphony Orchestra will be performing seasonal music . The  New Haven Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton makes his Woolsey Hall debut with holiday-inspired works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Bizet.

     

    For more information call 203.865.0831 or visit http://newhavensymphony.org/

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Meghan Cary & Michael Braunfeld

    Sky Room at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 Thursday,Dec 17 at 8:30pm

    In the Cinema’s Sky Room at Cinema Arts Centre, will be the concert of Two Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriters, Michael Braunfeld and Meghan Cary.

    Michael Braunfeld is a storyteller, whose songs capture the everyday struggles and triumphs of ordinary people. His characters – though wrapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives – have universal appeal.

    Meghan Cary, a passionate smoky-voiced singer, known for her willingness to connect with her audience.

    The concert will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m.

    For more information call 631.423.7611 or visit http://cinemaartscentre.org/

     

  • The Poetry Institute- Annual Blue Ribbon Favorite Poem Panel

    847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Dec 17 at Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.

    The 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Favorite Poem Panel featuring:

    Doug Mathewson, Laura Altshul, and Victor Altshul.

    Doug Mathewson is a Connecticut based writer and editor of short fiction.

    Laura Altshul has taught for years at many levels including college.

    Victor Altshul is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine

    For more information visit http://thepoetryinstitute.com/

  • Lyric Hall- Hangs Upon Nothing Film

    827 Whalley Avenue New Haven, CT 06515 Thursday,Dec 17 at 7:30pm

    A screening of the surf art film, Hangs Upon Nothing.

    Director Jeremy Rumas will be in attendance, and will participate in a  Q&A after the film.

    For more information call, 203-389-8885.

  • Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents Gershwin and Tchaikovsky, with Di Wu Concert

    Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Saturday,Dec 12 at 8:00 PM

    Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director, will present Gershwin and Tchaikovsky, with Di Wu, a concert on Saturday, December 12 – 8:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. Soloists will be Di Wu, pianoforte and Thomas Boulton, trumpet.

    Chamber Orchestra of New York will perform Gershwin’s Lullaby and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, along with Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35 and Three Variations on a Gregorian Theme, by Italian composer Emiliano Imondi.

    For more information call 212-247-7800 or visit http://chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/

  • Frank Sinatra Sings Concert-Rye Library

    1061 Boston Post Road Rye, NY 10580 Saturday,Dec 12 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Actor, Singer and Storyteller Lou Del Bianco will share his favorite Sinatra songs. Listen or sing along to some to the  tunes from the American Songbook.

     

    For more information call 914.967.0480  or visit http://www.ryelibrary.org/

     

  • Holiday Concert: Yesteryear-Bridgeport Public Library

    Burroughs - Saden Branch 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Saturday,Dec 12 at 2:00 PM

    Singing the music of the 50′s and 60′s, Yesteryear still performs today with its original members, over 42 years of doo wop.
    Members include Paul Timpanelli (bass), Jim Petrino (2nd tenor and lead), Don Annicelle (1st tenor and lead), Carl Demore (1st tenor and lead), and George Kovachi (top tenor).

     

    For more information call 203-576-7400 or visit http://bportlibrary.org

     

     

  • Branford Folk Society- Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Dec 12 at 8:00 P.M.

    New Englander Lissa Schneckenburger graduated in 2001 from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in contemporary improvisation, and since then has been performing around the U.S. and internationally. For this performance, Lissa will be joined by the Maine-based guitarist Bethany Waickman, who performs within square dance and Irish music circles.

    For more information, please call 203-488-7715

  • Greenburgh Public Library- Jazz Conversations – Frank Sinatra

    Greenburgh Public Library, 300 E. Main Street, Elmsford, NY, US, 10523 Saturday,Dec 12 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    This discussion group led by Group Facilitator: Frank Deligio discusses the music of Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra was an American jazz and traditional pop singer, actor, and producer.

     

    For more information call 914-721-8200 or visit http://www.greenburghlibrary.org

     

  • Greater Bridgeport Symphony- Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with The Mendelssohn Choir

    Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT Saturday,Dec 12 at 8pm

    Under the direction of Music Director and Principal Conductor Eric Jacobsen, Greater Bridgeport Symphony will be with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, and the Fairfield University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell.

    For more information call (203) 576-0263  or visit http://www.bptsym.org/

  • Wesleyan Potters Cafe Night- The Arrowhead String Band

    350 South Main Street Middletown, CT. Friday,Dec 11 at 6:00 to 8:00 P.M

    On Friday, December 11,  during the Wesleyan Potters Cafe Night,  the Arrowhead String Band plays music on mandolin, guitar and banjo.

     

    For more information call 860-347-5925

  • Annual Holiday Pops Concert – Wallingford Symphony Orchestra

    Paul Mellon Arts Center on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT. Sunday,Dec 6 at 2 PM

    Concert will feature traditional holiday music and a performance by the Farmington Valley Chorus.

    For more information call 203-265-2856 or visit www.wallingfordsymphony.org

  • Holiday Brass Concert- Nelson Hall Performing Arts

    150 Cook Hill Road Cheshire, CT 06408 Saturday,Dec 5 at 7:30pm

    The New Haven Symphony Orchestra brass quintet combines with organ and a guest vocal soloist for seasonal favorites.

    Featuring:
    New Haven Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet: Rich Clymer and Ken Tedeschi, trumpets; Eva Conti, horn; Scott Cranston, trombone; Adam Crowe, tuba
    John Michniewicz, organ

     

    For more information call 203.865.0831 or visit http://newhavensymphony.org/

  • Cornwall Community Contra Dance

    Cornwall Town Hall 26 Pine Street Cornwall, CT 06753 Saturday,Dec 5 at 7PM

    Live old time music by Still, the Homegrown Band with calling by Fern Bradley. All dances taught, no partner necessary, left feet welcome.

    For more information call 860-672-6101.

  • Joyful Voices with The Hartford Chorale- Belding Theater at The Bushnell

    The Bushnell- 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT Thursday,Dec 3 at 7:30pm

    Featuring:

    Carolyn Kuan, conductor

    Richard Coffey, music director

    Matthew Worth, baritone

    Melody Moore, soprano

     

    Performing Music from:

    Higdon

    Handel

    and more.

    For more information call 860.987.5900 or visit http://www.hartfordsymphony.org