Picnic and Pops- Waterbury Symphony OrchestraHollow Park Hollow Road Woodbury, CT 06798 Sunday,Jul 26 at 4pm
Spread a picnic blanket or bring your lawn chairs.Maestro Leif Bjaland invites you with this informal outdoor concert featuring big band hits of the ’30s & ’40s.Soprano Chelsea Packard joins the WSO once again as guest soloist.
For more information please call 203-574-4283 or visit www.waterburysymphony.org.
Industrial Musicals- Cinema Arts CentreCinema Arts Centre 423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743 Sunday,Jul 26 at 7:30pm
Collector and author Steve Young has spent years collecting rare films and recordings of the astonishing Broadway-style musicals written and performed for private audiences of corporate executives and salesmen in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
For more information please call 631.423.7611 or visit www.cinemaartscentre.org
13th Annual Hallockville Barn Dance- Hallockville Museum Farm6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 Saturday,Jul 25 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hallockville’s 13th Annual Barn Dance takes place in the historic Naugles Barn. All ages are invited to attend this festive evening and dance the night away- no experience needed. Chart Guthrie calls the steps while the Dance All Night Band provides live traditional and folk dance music.
For more information please call 631-298-5292 or visit www.hallockville.com
38th Annual Sand Sculpture Competition- Milford Arts CouncilWalnut Beach Viscount Drive, Milford, CT 06460 Saturday,Jul 25 at 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bring a picnic, your beach blanket, pails and shovels, and create anything from huge lobsters to mermaids. Awards, Trophies, and Ribbons to be awarded in various categories including Clubs/Friends, Families, and Individuals. All ages are welcome. This annual event draws over 50 sand sculptors and hundreds of spectators each year.
For more information please call 203-878-6647 or visit www.milfordarts.org.
FRANK VIGNOLA & VINNY RANIOLO – Branford’s Jazz on-the-Green1019 Main St, Branford, CT 06405 Thursday,Jul 23 at Starting at 6:30pm
Frank Vignola’s and Vinny Raniolo’s dynamic genre-spanning music has brought them to 14 countries on three continents – and still growing-performing in some of the world’s most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York’s Lincoln Center and the world’s oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vincenza, Italy.
For more information, please visit: www.branfordjazz.com
Sambeleza- Neighborhood Music School100 Audubon St. New Haven, CT 06510 Tuesday,Jul 21 at Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m
Neighborhood Music School (NMS) presents Twilight Tuesdays, an alfresco dinner/concert series of four fabulous evenings of music in the Park of the Arts, located behind NMS.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Rain or shine!
For more information please contact Julius Stone, Events & Volunteer Coordinator, at 203-624-5189 x17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ellynne Rey Trio- The Outer SpaceThe Outer Space is located at 295 Treadwell Avenue in Hamden, CT Sunday,Jul 19 at 5 - 7 pm
The ELLYNNE REY Trio will be appearing at The Outer Space in Hamden, CT on Sunday 7/19. From 5 – 7 pm
Ellynne Rey – vocals
Joe McWilliams – piano
Dave Daddario – bass
For more information please call 203-288-6400
Enso String Quartet- Music Mountain Summer Music Festival225 Music Mountain Road Falls Village, CT 06031 Sunday,Jul 19 at 3pm
Enso String Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Moravec: Dialogue with the Past I (2015)
(commissioned by Music Mountain; world premiere; first composition in multi-year commissioning project “Dialogues with The Past”)
Schumann: String Quartet in A Major Opus 41, No. 3 (13)
Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet #1 in C Minor, Opus 1 (1895) (22)
For more information please call 860-824-7126 or visit www.musicmountain.org
Free Shred Day- Veterans ParkVeterans Park, 909 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT Saturday,Jul 18 at 10AM-1PM
Protect yourself against ID Theft and Fraud by safely shredding your outdated and unwanted personal documents. Bring up to 2 bags/boxes to be safely and securely shredded. The public will also have access to information and resources from the AARP Fraud Watch Network that can help prevent identity theft, fraud and scams.
For more information about this event, visit www.aarp.org/ct or call 866-295-7279.
Versatile Guitarist Doug Munro- Pleasantville Memorial PlazaMemorial Plaza Pleasantville, NY 10570 Saturday,Jul 18 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Guitar virtuoso Doug Munro, as a solo artist, Doug is his own accompanist, creating looping background tracks and playing lead guitar above.
For more information please visit www.pleasantvillefarmersmarket.org
Railway Post Office Dog Day at the Danbury Railway Museum120 White Street, Danbury, CT Saturday,Jul 18 at 10 am - 4 pm
On Saturday, July 18, the Danbury Railway Museum will host a celebration
honoring the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog. A centerpiece
of the day will be the museums fully-restored Pennsylvania Railroad
circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car.
Owney was a stray dog which found its way into the Albany, NY post office
in 1888 and was soon adopted by the Railway Mail Service clerks and became
the mascot of this elite government service. He traveled throughout the
state, and then all over the country, in the RPO cars, eventually venturing
around the world as a U.S. Post Office Department emissary in 1895. In
2011, the U.S. Postal Service issued a postage stamp to honor him. Owney
has been preserved and is on display at the National Postal Museum in
Washington, DC. Visitors to the museum on the 18th will hear the true
story of Owney, the mascot of the U.S. Railway Mail Service, and can tour
the lovingly-restored RPO car.
For more information please call 203-778-8337 or visit www.danbury.org/drm/
Merrily We Roll Along- TriArts Sharon Playhouse49 Amenia Road Sharon, CT 06069 Friday,Jul 17 at 8PM
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Franklin Shepard, a talented Broadway composer, leaves his New York City friends and career to become a hotshot Hollywood producer in this story of friendship, compromise, and the high price of success.
For more information please call 860.364.7469 or visit www.triarts.net
KATHY KOSINS- Branford’s Jazz on-the-Green1019 Main Street, Branford, CT. 06405 Thursday,Jul 16 at Starting at 6:30pm
Detroit Born Vocalist Kathy Kosins is a songwriter, record producer and modern abstractionist painter. .Kosins has commitment to rhythm and blues as a foundational part of her current and future jazz creations.
For more information, please visit: www.branfordjazz.com
Connecticut Ballet- Levitt PavilionLevitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road, Westport Tuesday,Jul 14 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Founded in 1981, Connecticut Ballet is the state’s professional ballet company, performing a diverse repertoire of new works, masterworks, and great story ballets. The company’s artistic mission is the presentation of the highest quality professional classical and contemporary ballet.
For more information please call (203-221-2153) or visit www.levittpavilion.com
Hug a Horse- Red SkyeRed Skye barn, 110 Hatfield Hill Road, Bethany, CT 06524 Sunday,Jul 12 at 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Red Skye invites the public to meet BOGO, the farm’s new baby mini-donkey, and the other animals at a “Hug a Horse” open house. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the horses and mini donkeys and meet Red Skye’s skilled staff.
For more information please call 203-891-6787 or visit www.redskye.org
Biodynamics in the Home Landscape and Natural Lands with Stephen Storch- Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton Sunday,Jul 12 at 2:00pm
Stephen Storch will discuss biodynamic principals and their application in the landscape. The discussion will include the benefits of biodynamics, the benefits of soil testing, and the effects of biology on soil chemistry. Stephen will also have a demonstration on the ingredients of and starting a ‘compost tea’ as well as recipes and application in the field.
For more information please call 631 745 0689 or visit www.longpondgreenbelt.org
11th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival- Parkway Field48 Marble Avenue Pleasantville, NY 10570 Saturday,Jul 11 at 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Performers at the Pleasantville Music Festival:
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
REBECCA HAVILAND & WHISKEY HEART
BEEBS AND HER MONEY MAKER
LIONS ON THE MOON
REGRET THE HOUR
For more information, please visit www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com
Time Stands Still Premiere- TheatreWorks5 Brookside Avenue , just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford , CT. Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford. Friday,Jul 10 at Curtain time is 8:00 p.m
On July 10, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the contemporary drama TIME STANDS STILL by Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies. The production features some of the region’s actors and actresses: Will Jeffries (Southbury), Alicia Dempster and Aaron Kaplan (both Danbury), and Erin Shaughnessy (New Milford).
For more information, please call (860) 350-6863 or visit www.THEATREWORKS.US.
KELLY MITTLEMAN – Branford’s Jazz on-the-Green1019 Main Street, Branford, CT. 06405 Thursday,Jul 9 at Starting at 6:30pm
Kelly will showcase her jazz talents on the Branford Town Green. Kelly has dedication, passion and influence to jazz, soul and R & B, and born into an amazing musical family. Kelly’s appearance at the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles marked her West Coast debut in 2009. She has performed at the Blue Note, The Metropolitan Room, the Oak Room at the Plaza ( all in New York City) and internationally as well.
For more information, please visit: www.branfordjazz.com
Fourth of July Concert – Manor Park, Larchmont99 Park Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538 Saturday,Jul 4 at 7:15pm
The Dixie Dandies playing American Favorites.
Come and watch the fireworks.
Picnicking not allowed
Fourth of July Parade- Main Street, Port JeffersonDown Main Street Port Jefferson Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Saturday,Jul 4 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home spun Americana parade! Down Main Street Port Jefferson.
The Chamber’s Hired marching brass band, the ‘Wholly Brass Band’ will be performing.
For more information, please call 631-473-8910
LYNN RILEY & THE WORLD-MIX- Branford’s Jazz on-the-Green1019 Main Street, Branford, CT. 06405 Thursday,Jul 2 at Starting at 6:30pm
Saxophonist and flutist Lynn Riley will grace the Branford Town Green on July 2nd.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pa., Lynn received a B. A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii. She became involved with the Women’s Jazz Festival, an international festival highlighting women musicians.
Lynn has been on the faculty of the Performing Arts Department of Drexel University since 1998. She was director of the AMLA (Latin American Musician’s Association) Roots of Latin Jazz program, presenting workshops to schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia area from 2000-2010.
For more information please visit www.branfordjazz.com
Hikes at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center – Snakes and AmphibiansThe Nature Center is located at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just North of Scuttle Hole Road. Look for the red, white and blue OPEN flag), follow the driveway down to the left. Sunday,Jun 28 at 12:30 pm
This is the first in a series of three hikes this summer that will be exploring the world of native snakes and amphibians. Led by Chris Chapin, “The Snakeman”, this hike is for all ages. The pace will be casual and will be approximately two hours.
The hike will start and end at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center.
For more information, please call 631-591-1429
The Bruce Museum- All about Horseshoe CrabsGreenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich Sunday,Jun 28 at 2:30 pm
Held at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, Tod’s Driftway, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. Researchers from Sacred Heart University’s Project Limulus talk about this study examining the ecology of the Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) population and its connection to the Long Island Sound ecosystem and human health. Learn how you can become an active contributor to on-going scientific research and what to do if you find a tagged horseshoe crab.
For more information,contact Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or email@example.com
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series- Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater53 Croton Avenue Ossining, NY 10562 Sunday,Jun 28 at 2:00pm
This concert features artist Marc Berger who will perform songs from his recently released album “Ride”. Ride takes you on a dusty tour of the great American Frontier.
Marc will be accompanied by Rich DePaolo on Guitar/Vocals, Joe Flood on Fiddle/Mandolin
/Vocals, John Young on Upright Bass.
For more information, please call (914) 941-2416 or visit www.ossininglibrary.org
Jazz & Verse – Lyric Hall827 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT. Saturday,Jun 27 at 7:00 PM
Jazz will be performed by Neddy Smith and friends and sign-ups for poetry recitation will be open to all, beginning at 7 PM, with music starting off at 8 PM. Jazz & Verse is envisioned as a fusion of the quintessential American music style with poetry and spoken word that finds its roots in the urban New England environment.
For more information, please visit www.lyrichallnewhaven.com
Connecting Kids With Families- Black Rock Branch Library2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 Thursday,Jun 25 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Join The Connection’s Linda Robertson-Matson as she describes the current need for foster families.The Connection is a licensed, private child placement agency located in New Haven which is dedicated to finding therapeutic homes throughout Connecticut for children in need. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a child you will get important information to help guide you in your decision. For more information please call: 203 576-7025.
Summer Music Festival- Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah, NY 10536 Sunday,Jun 21 at 2pm
Have a Sunday afternoon at scenic Caramoor. Tour the Mediterranean-style villa showcasing the Rosen’s fine and decorative arts collection before relaxing in the Summer Dining Room for an Afternoon Tea. Tea is served overlooking the Spanish Courtyard of the Rosen House. Stay for the 4:30pm concert in the Sunken Garden with guitarist Ana Vidovic.
Ana Vidovic returns to Caramoor for her second Guitar in the Garden appearance with works by Bach, Torroba, Takemitsu, and others.Vidovic has presented over 1,000 recital programs since launching her classical guitar career more than twenty-five years ago.
For more information please call 914.232.5035 or visit www.caramoor.org
International Festival Of Arts And Ideas – New Haven GreenNew Haven Green: First Niagara Stage Sunday,Jun 21 at 1pm-7pm
Perfect Catch: 1:00pm and 6:00pm
This heart-warming comedy features the expert juggling team of Michael Karas and Jen Slaw.
New Haven Firsts: 2:00pm
Not just for hamburger lovers and Frisbee throwers, New Haven has a history of inventions, discoveries and firsts. These unusual firsts will surprise and delight even the most skeptical among us.
Kurt Elling with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra: 7:00pm
Kurt Elling‘s Passion World is a tour-de-force concert of songs of love collected from throughout the world. Elling also tells the rich background stories for each of the carefully selected songs.
For more information please call (888) ART-IDEA or visit www.artidea.org
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival – Open House20 Litchfield Road Norfolk, CT 06058 Sunday,Jun 21 at Starting at 1:30pm
Take the afternoon to celebrate the Music Shed restoration and its restored cupola.
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm : Tours of Whitehouse
2:00 pm: Children’s Concert
3:00 pm: Children’s games and an Ice-Cream Social
4:00 pm: Concert by the Allant Trio
For more information, please visit www.norfolk.yale.edu or call 860.542.3000
Fairfield County Irish FestivalFriday,Jun 19 to Sunday,Jun 21
June 19 (6-11pm), 20 (noon-11pm), 21 (noon-6:30pm)
Barnum Festival: Wing Ding Parade for Kids- Beardsley Zoo1875 Noble Ave Bridgeport, CT 06610 Saturday,Jun 20 at Registration at 9:00 AM & Parade Starts at 11:00 AM
Face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, music, various street performers, magicians and so much more. Be sure to dress in costume, and decorate your strollers, wagons, boxes – anything you can push or pull – to join in the fun of the Wing Ding Parade.
For more information please visit www.barnumfestival.com or call 203-367-8495
3rd Annual Music Fair- Children’s Museum of the East End376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 Saturday,Jun 20 at 10am – 12pm
The Children’s Museum of the East End will transform into an aural experience with hands-on, interactive stations and well-known East End performers offering kids the opportunity to learn about what makes the area so musically unique.
For more information call, 631.537.8250 or visit www.cmee.org
Mental Health Awareness Lecture- Burroughs – Saden Library925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Thursday,Jun 18 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Join us for a lecture given by Cheryll Houston from Southwest Regional Mental Health Board, who will talk on the topic of mental health. Everyone is welcome!
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, please call (203) 576-7400
Brendan Walsh- The Poetry InstituteThe Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Jun 18 at Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.
Brendan Walsh has been an English Instructor in South Korea, a Fulbright English teacher in Vientiane, Laos, and an aimless vagabond throughout the United States. Brendan has been a featured reader at The New American Writing Festival, and the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival’s Connecticut Young Poets Day. He received his MFA from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, where he now works in International Education.
For more information, please visit www.thepoetryinstitute.com
14th Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival- Shinnecock Museum and Cultural Center100 Montauk Hwy, Southampton, New York 11968 Sunday,Jun 14 at 11 am to 5PMThe festival will celebrate the coming of summer and strawberries with live dance performances, an art market, children’s activities, traditional cooking in an open-earth clambake.and homemade strawberry shortcake.A 2-hour kayak tour of the Shinnecock peninsula will let guests see the Hamptons from the Shinnecock point of view.More information at http:/facebook.com/ShinnecockMuseum or (631) 680-8449
MOUNTAIN LAUREL FESTIVALSunday,Jun 14
STICKS & STONES FARM
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE & MOUNTAIN LAUREL FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 11AM – 4PM
FREE Event open to all! RAIN OR SHINE
Childrens & Nature Activities, Wellness Spa
Also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Natural Awakenings Magazine
Farm fresh fare, offerings from Kolam and food truck(s)
Limited Parking, carpooling recommended
Sticks and Stones Farm • 201 Huntingtown Rd in Newtown
More information: 203-885-4674, SticksAndStonesFarm.com
Walking Tour of John Dorr Nature Laboratory- Gunn Historical MuseumThe Gunn Memorial Library and Museum are located at the corner of Route 47 and Wykeham Road, just off Washington Green. Washington, CT 06793 Saturday,Jun 13 at 9:30am
Glenn Sherratt, Director of the John Dorr Nature Laboratory, will lead a walking tour of the campus as part of the 11th Annual Connecticut Open House Day, a one day celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism, with over 200 organizations throughout Connecticut opening their doors and offering special programs.
The John Dorr Nature Laboratory, in Washington, Connecticut, is one of the four campuses of the Horace Mann School, an independent day school in New York City. In 1964, Nell Dorr gave the school 83 acres of land in memory of her husband, John Dorr. The Dorr Nature Lab, an LEED Gold, energy-conserving facility, is now comprised of 275 acres and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
For more information, please visit www.gunnlibrary.org/museum or 860-868-7756
Arthur Lipner & Brasilian VibesSaturday,Jun 13
Voices Café, Westport
Saturday, June 13th
Vibes and marimba player, Arthur Lipner, will be at Voices Café on Saturday, 7:30pm. The evening will include a performance of his group, Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes and a screening of his film”Talking Sticks”. Joining Arthur will be Vanessa Falabella and Carlos Dias. Arthur and Vanessa have been performing and recording together, both in the USA and Brazil, for over 20 years. Carlos is a charismatic vocalist and guitarist from Sao Paulo deeply rooted in the varied rhythms of Brazilian music.
Arthur Lipner: arthurlipner.com/music.htm
Information: 203.227.7205 x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unitarian Church in Westport,
10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport, CT 06880
The Milford Chamber of Commerce ‘Health & Wellness Council’ special panel presentation-Chamber Conference Room, 5 Broad Street, Milford CT Thursday,Jun 11 at 8:30 a.m
The Milford Chamber of Commerce ‘Health & Wellness Council’ is hosting a special panel presentation, this meeting is open to the general public.
Topic: Top 10 Best Things Small Businesses Can Do to Have the Greatest Impact on Employee Wellness.
This presentation will share valuable information on what small businesses can do to help their employees remain healthy, and why this is more important than ever. The three experienced presenters will speak on the topic for 10 minute each, followed by a Q&A session for attendees.
For more information, please call (203) 878-0681.
Little Britches 3rd Annual 5K- Bridgewater Pavilion2 Sarah Sanford Road East Bridgewater ,CT 06752 Sunday,Jun 7 at check in begins at 8:00 AM with a start time of 9:30 AM.
Runners and walkers are being sought for the Third Annual Little Britches 5K Run/Walk, which will be held on Sunday, June 7 in scenic Bridgewater, CT. The only race in Bridgewater starts at the Bridgewater Pavilion, Sarah Sanford Road East, and winds through the picturesque back roads of town.
Registration may be done online ahead, or on site. Race day registration and check in begins at 8:00 AM with a start time of 9:30 AM. All proceeds will benefit the not-for-profit Little Britches Therapeutic Riding program with sites in Roxbury and Woodbury.
For more information, please visit www.littlebritchesct.org or call (860) 350-5050
Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters Meeting- Burroughs – Saden Library925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Wednesday,Jun 3 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM
This is a great place to learn how to be comfortable leading and speaking before a small group. This will enhance your leadership and communication experiences before others.
For more info contact: Scott R. Davis at 203-727-2487.