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  • Sunday Afternoon Concert Series- Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater

    53 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

  • The Bruce Museum- All about Horseshoe Crabs

    Greenwich 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 cynthiae@brucemuseum.org

  • Hikes at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center – Snakes and Amphibians

    The 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

  • Jazz & Verse – Lyric Hall

    827 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 Library

    2705 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 Arts

    149 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

  • SOUPSTOCK Music and Arts Festival

    Saturday,Jun 20 to Sunday,Jun 21


    Two Stages of Live Music

    June 20 – 21, 2015

    VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, SHELTON CT. SOUPSTOCK Music and Arts Festival is the annual fundraising event for the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund.


  • International Festival Of Arts And Ideas – New Haven Green

    New 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 House

    20 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 Festival

    Friday,Jun 19 to Sunday,Jun 21

    June 19 (6-11pm), 20 (noon-11pm), 21 (noon-6:30pm)

    Fairfield University

    A weekend full of Irish culture including music, dance, hurling and football, Irish goods and displays of Irish life with lots of fun for the kids as well. Main Tent, Cultural Tent, Pub Tent and Childrens’ Tent.

    Shuttle Busses run from Ludlowe High School, the Fairfield Train Station and Tomlinson Middle School.



  • Barnum Festival: Wing Ding Parade for Kids- Beardsley Zoo

    1875 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 End

    376 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

  • Brendan Walsh- The Poetry Institute

    The 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

  • Mental Health Awareness Lecture- Burroughs – Saden Library

    925 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


    Sunday,Jun 14



    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

  • 14th Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival- Shinnecock Museum and Cultural Center

    100 Montauk Hwy, Southampton, New York 11968 Sunday,Jun 14 at 11 am to 5PM
    The 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 
  • Walking Tour of John Dorr Nature Laboratory- Gunn Historical Museum

    The 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 Vibes

    Saturday,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 david@uuwestport.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 Pavilion

    2 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

  • Long Wharf Theatre at 50: Past, Present, and Future- Long Wharf Theatre

    222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT 06511 Sunday,Jun 7 at 2pm

    Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebration will culminate with a roundtable discussion entitled “Long Wharf Theatre at 50: Past, Present, and Future” featuring all of the artistic directors who have served throughout its storied history. Artistic leaders Jon Jory, Arvin Brown, Doug Hughes and Gordon Edelstein will be part of a wide ranging conversation about the theatre’s history, legacy and future.


    For more information, please call (203) 787-4282


  • Jazz- Brazilian Soul

    Sunday,Jun 7


    Sunday, June 7 –  Arthur Lipner & Brazilian Soul, featuring Vanessa Falabella

    Sunday, June 14 –  Michael Leventhal & Orgone Jazz Quintet
    Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day) – Renard Boissiere Quartet

    Sunday June 28 – Jens Wendelboe Quartet 

    Performances begin at 6PM.  Music charge.

    Reservations are strongly recommended- 203-792-1500.
    Pizzeria Lauretano, 291 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT. 


  • Friends of the Byram Shubert Library- Book Sale

    St. Paul's Lutheran Church 286 Delavan Avenue Greenwich CT Saturday,Jun 6 at 9am-4pm

    There will be loads of quality fiction & nonfiction, especially collections of finance/business publications, math/science books, and history books. Also there will be many hunting books, sailing books as well as CD’s and DVD’s are available.


    For more information, please call 203-531-0426

  • Beatles Multi-Media Lectures by Scott Freiman- Cinema Arts Centre

    423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743 Thursday,Jun 4 at 6:30pm

    6:30pm: Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver

    9:00pm: A Trip through Strawberry Fields

    Using rare audio and video clips, as well as anecdotes about the creation of the songs, Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver, explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into producing this landmark piece of music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Mr. Freiman will also explore the creation of two other songs recorded during the same time period, “Paperback Writer” and “Rain”.

    In A Trip Through Strawberry Fields, Scott explores the creation of these two masterpieces with special attention to the evolution of the songs from demos to final recordings. The presentation also includes an in-depth look at Sgt. Pepper’s “A Day In The Life”.

    Scott Freiman combines his knowledge of The Beatles with a career as a composer, producer and educator. His original music has been featured in films and performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.


    For more information, please call 631.423.7611

  • Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters Meeting- Burroughs – Saden Library

    925 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.

  • Bucky Pizzarelli/Ed Laub Duo

    Sunday,May 31


     Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar

    Ed Laub, guitar and vocals 


    Sunday, May 31, 2015

    6:30pm – 8:30pm  

    cover charge, minimum and 20% service

     Sarah’s Wine Bar, 20 West Lane /Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    Reservations Recommended


  • The Rise of Sports in 19th Century Boarding Schools – Gunn Memorial Library

    5 Wykeham Road Washington, Connecticut 06793 Thursday,May 28 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Jessica Xu, the 2014-15 Gunn Scholar at The Gunnery, will give a powerpoint presentation in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library & Museum as part of the History Bites lecture series.
    The oldest school in Connecticut operating continuously under the same name, The Gunnery is a leader not only in academics, but also in its commitment to athletic training and sports. Mr. Gunn, the founder of the school, was an early pioneer in the support of athletics in schools and believed in its power to instill morality and build character. Ms. Xu will look into the rise of athletics in boarding schools and the role Mr. Gunn played in it.


    For more information, please call 860-868-7586

  • Hug a Horse- Red Skye barn

    Red Skye barn, 110 Hatfield Hill Road, Bethany, CT 06524 Monday,May 25 at 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the horses and mini donkeys, meet Red Skye’s skilled staff, and learn more about Red Skye’s programs and services, including animal assisted psychotherapy and a summer horseback riding program for children ages 6-12.


    For more information, please call 203-891-6787

  • The Sports Art of Dan McKee Opening Reception- Brookfield Craft Center

    286 Whisconier Road (Route 25 at 202) Brookfield, CT 06804 Saturday,May 23 at 5:00PM - 8:00PM

    Dan McKee is a well-known local advertising designer and artist who has been serving the community for over 30 years. He is teaming up with the Brookfield Craft Center to present his sports art.


    For more information, please call 203-775-4526

  • The One Guitar Project – Vail Leavitt Music Hall

    18 Peconic Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 Thursday,May 21 at 7pm

    The One Guitar Project is a collaborative effort of 31 Long Island Musicians. 29 of these talented musicians recorded a double-cd each using the same 1961 Gibson J45 Acoustic Guitar.  All of the songwriters brought fun to the project which will benefit Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter Program.


    For more information, please call 631-872-5370



  • All Veterans Career Fair- Hotel Pennsylvania

    Hotel Pennsylvania 401 7th Ave New York, NY 10001 Thursday,May 21 at 11:00am – 3:00pm

    There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings.


    For more information, please call 513.683.5020

  • Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County- Westport Arts Center

    Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Tuesday,May 19 at 5:30 – 7:30pm

    Dress for Success invites all to a spring evening at our ‘Toast to Success’ Benefit on May 19 at the Westport Arts Center. Guests will be treated to an evening filled with music by Thom Adams, keyboardist with What Up Funk!

    Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.


    For more information please call 203-610-8570

  • Ed Cutts Book Discussion- Black Rock Branch Bridgeport Library

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 Wednesday,May 13 at 6:30 - 8:00 PM

    Edmund A. Cutts was a designer and builder of fine yachts. This narrative biography by Wayne Brown tells the story of his extraordinary life, some of which may read like fiction.
    He drew his yachts with great skill, and never used a computer. He later invented an optical method for taking the measurements.


    For more information, please call (203) 576-7025


  • Tribute to Jack Bruce, Johnny Winter and Joe Cocker- Cinema Arts Centre

    423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743 Wednesday,May 13 at 7:30pm

    This show is a tribute to three of rock and roll artists who passed away in the last year: Jack Bruce, Johnny Winter, and Joe Cocker. Join host Bill Shelley as he celebrates their accomplishments with clips of live performances that showcase their great songwriting and performing talents.


    For more information, please call 631-423-7611

  • Frisbee Pie Festival- Seaside Park

    Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke Bridgeport, CT 06605 Saturday,May 9 at 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

    The Frisbee Festival will celebrate the history of Frisbee sports. Ultimate Frisbee on playing fields will begin at 9:00am and continue throughout the day for all to watch and enjoy. Festival gates open at 11:30am and will include live music from regional bands, Frisbee shows, and pie eating contest, food vendors and much more.

    Frisbee Pie Festival Activities:

    • Live Music from top Regional Bands
    • Participation from the attendees to break two Guinness world Records on the Line:

    ◦ Largest Ultimate Frisbee participants (100 participants)

    ◦ Largest Frisbee Toss (1,000 participants)

    • World Class Freestyle Frisbee

    – World Class Frisbee Dogs

    – Two Shows in the afternoon

    • Ultimate Frisbee: High School, Middle School and Open Divisions
    • Disc Golf (18 Hole temp course on-site)

    – Pie Eating Contest

    • Food Vendors
    • Custom Printed Frisbees/Tee Shirts


  • John Roberts and Tony Barrand- Branford Folk Music Society

    First Congregational Church of Branford 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,May 9 at 8pm

    John Roberts and Tony Barrand are known for their lively, humorous and entertaining presentations and exquisite unaccompanied two-part harmony singing. John and Tony perform the ballads and songs of the sea, of rural pursuits, of social and sociable situations and of industrial toil and strife. They typically arrange their material thematically to emphasize the stories, history and folklore behind the songs. They draw at times upon a variety of instrumentation to accompany their singing, including Anglo and English concertinas, guitar, banjo and percussion.


    For more information, please call 203-488-7715

  • Songwriter’s Share Concert with Caroline Doctorow

    Friday,May 8 at 7:30pm

    FRIDAY MAY 8TH, 7:30PM

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork.

    977 Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike

     info at 631 725-3938 $15 donation-to benefit the Bridgehampton Childcare Center.


    Wednesday,Apr 29 to Monday,May 4

    May 2nd (9-am-4pm), 3rd (12-4pm)   and 4th (9am-12pm)

    Under the tents at 395 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT (by the HS tennis courts)

    Consignment continues: Wed. 4-6pm, Thurs 10am-2pm

    Benefits the Family and Childrens Agency


  • Pet First Aid Course with CT Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) -STARelief Pet Food Pantry

    STARelief Pet Food Pantry, 1145 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905 Sunday,May 3 at 2pm-4pm

    On Sunday, May 3, from 2:00pm-4:00pm a hands-on and interactive class will be held, covering topics including preparing for pet emergencies, properly caring for wounds, tips for dealing with ingestion of toxins, how to safely transport an injured pet, and more. There will also be pet handouts, a pet first aid book, and instructions on creating your own pet first aid kit.


    To RSVP, please call (203) 872-7297 or (203) 636-0971

  • Appleseeds: The Life, Times and Music of Pete Seeger- Cinema Arts Centre

    423 PARK AVENUE HUNTINGTON NY 11743 Sunday,May 3 at 6pm

    Singer-songwriter Patricia Shih will present a live multimedia concert in honor of Pete Seeger’s birthday.

    This event will include projected video and still images, recorded narration and song samples from Pete’s extensive catalog, plus a live concert with Patricia and her accompanist-husband Stephen Fricker.

    In keeping with the spirit of Pete,the audience will be invited to sing along. After the concert Patricia and Stephen will tell short personal stories about Pete and hold a Q & A.


    For more information, please call 631.423.7611


    Friday,May 1 to Sunday,May 3

    May 1st (7-10pm), 2nd (10am-7pm), 3rd (10am-7pm)

    (Friday early admission 4-7pm (additional fee))

    Brooklyn Expo Fair, 79 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY

    LPs, 45s, 78s, CDs

    Live Bands: Bambi Kino (Sat 3-6pm) & Olivia Neutron John (Sun. 2pm).  Live DJs and broadcasts, Food Movies and Beer

    Benefiting a cool radio station, WFMU

    info @ wfmu.org/recfair or 201-521-1416 X236 (Chris M)

  • Madera Winds Quintet Concert- Carriage Barn Arts Center

    The Carriage Barn is located in Waveny Park 681 South Avenue (Route 124) New Canaan, CT Saturday,May 2 at 4pm – 5:30 PM

    Madera Winds Quintet, established in 2012, is comprised of five musicians, Ralph Kirmser (oboe), Janet Atherton (clarinet), Zachary Glavan (horn), Jan van den Berg (flute), and Rosemary Dellinger (bassoon) who each have extensive experience performing chamber music with other groups in Fairfield for over 30 years. Recently, they performed at the Wilton Library to a packed room of fans.

    On May 2nd, they will perform Petite Suite by Claude Debussy: En Bateau, Cortege, Menuet, Ballet; Variations sur un Theme Libre by Eugene Bozza; Three Shanties by Malcolm Arnold, Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet: Prelude Act One, Habanera, and Carmen Fantasia.

    For more information, please call 203.972.1895

  • A History of the Wobblies in the Park City- Black Rock Branch Bridgeport Library

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 Friday,May 1 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join author Stephen Thornton for a history of the Wobblies in the Park City. Who were the Wobblies? The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a labor union. Bridgeport was the site of many industrial battles by the Wobblies. Come listen to fascinating, little-known stories from which we can still learn important lessons.


    For more information, please call (203) 576-7025

  • Lecture Series: Wampum- Preserving our History and Culture – Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum

    Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum 100 Montauk Highway at West Gate Road Southampton, NY Sunday,Apr 12 to Sunday,Apr 26 at 2pm-4pm
    The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum will host a series of lectures to discuss Wampum
     and its importance as told through the eyes of Native American cultural experts and scholars.
    As a coastal community, the Shinnecock people were well known for their whaling, fishing, and Wampum (fine shell bead) production. Wampum was fabricated by the millions and traded to Iroquois Nations and other northeastern native peoples.

    This Lecture Series will be held on Sundays April 12, 19 and 26 from 2pm to 4pm.

    For more information please call (631) 287-4923


  • “In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute”- New Milford High School CT

    New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road, New Milford CT Saturday,Apr 25 at 8:00 p.m.

    On Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m., “In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute” will be performed at New Milford High School as a one-night-only fundraiser for TheatreWorks New Milford.

    “In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute” faithfully recreates the sounds, stories, and songs of John Lennon as performed by Carlo Cantamessa. Mr. Cantamessa has portrayed the role of Lennon in The Cast of Beatlemania shows for over 30 years.  The evening will feature special guest James Filgate. Mr. Filgate has portrayed the role of Beatle George Harrison in The Cast of Beatlemania for 13 years, bringing a lifetime of musical experience to his role while touring throughout the world.


    For more information, please call 860-350-6863.


  • Governor’s Horse Guard Compost Drive

    Saturday,Apr 11 to Saturday,Apr 25

     April 11    –    April 18   –    April 25

    9am – 12pm

    You can get composted horse manure for your garden.  Volunteers from the Friends of 2GHG Inc. will be available to assist in collecting compost.  Participants need to bring their own bags, pails, tubs, and containers to fill up with manure for lawn and garden!

     Donations gladly accepted to help support the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard. Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, Inc 501(c)3

    Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard

    4 Wildlife Drive – Newtown, CT  06470

    (Exit 11 off I-84)




  • Wallingford Symphony Concert- Paul Mellon Arts Center

    Paul Mellon Arts Center on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford Friday,Apr 24 at 8pm

    The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra will present Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and Camille Saint-Saens’  “Carnival of the Animals”. The New England Jazz Ensemble (NEJE) and the Witkowski Piano Duo will be the evening’s featured guest performers, Wallingford’s Mayor William Dickinson will narrate “Peter and the Wolf” and the NEJE will perform an original new jazz arrangement.

    For more information, please call (203) 697-2261

  • WPKN’s Home Page: LIVE “Living with Books”

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    The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510 Thursday,Apr 23 at 12-1 PM

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    WPKN 89.5‐fm & The Library Institute Presents: Home Page Radio Show LIVE: “Living with Books
    Broadcast Live Thursday, April 23, 12-1 PM, and hosted by Binnie Klein and Duo Dickinson, with special guest Robin Black, author of “Life Drawing

    The Institute Library
    847 Chapel Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    (203) 562-4045

    Come & join our studio audience! Doors open 11:15 AM (must be seated by 11:45 AM) Play audio invitation

    For more information send e-Mail to: Binnie Klein (binniek@comcast.net)

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  • James Taylor 1969- 1980’s- Cinema Arts Centre

    423 PARK AVENUE HUNTINGTON NY 11743 Tuesday,Apr 21 at 7:30pm

    The singer-songwriter-guitarist is loved for his unique style that blends rock, folk, and country music melodies with personalized lyrics. He began his professional recording career in 1969, when The Beatles signed him to their newly formed Apple Records. His first hit was the ballad “Carolina on My Mind” which will be featured in this program. This big screen tribute also includes “Fire and Rain,” about Taylor’s struggles with depression and drugs, “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You,” a wholly unique rendition of Marvin Gaye’s song, “You’ve Got a Friend,” about finding inspiration in Carole King’s songwriting, and many more.

    For more information, please call 631.423.7611

  • Irving Berlin and the Hollywood Musical- Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY. Monday,Apr 20 at 7:30pm

    Irving Berlin composed more than 1,500 songs for both Broadway and Hollywood.

    Join Film Historian Philip Harwood, as he presents a musical overview of the major contributions Irving Berlin made to the Hollywood musical. We will see and hear excerpts from such films as The Jazz SingerTop Hat, On The AvenueThe Great ZiegfeldHoliday InnEaster Parade, and others.

    For more information, please call 631-423-7611

  • The Poetry Institute – Featuring Alfred Corn and Leslie McGrath

    The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Apr 16 at Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.

    Alfred Corn’s tenth book of poems, titled Tables, appeared in January 2013.  He has also published a novel, titled Part of His Story; two collections of essays; and The Poem’s Heartbeat, a study of prosody. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, and UCLA.


    Leslie McGrath is a poet and literary interviewer. she is the author of Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage, Toward Anguish and By the Windpipe. McGrath’s satiric novella in verse, Out From the Pleiades, was published in 2014.

    For more information please visit: www.thepoetryinstitute.com

  • The Donnelly Dash-A Community Challenge and Fundraiser

    Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 Sunday,Apr 12 at 7:45 am-Race, Walk & Kids Run Registration Begins

    The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO) has partnered with MS Running Productions to produce the Donnelly Dash Community Challenge, a 3.5 mile run, 1.8 mile walk, and age-based Kids Runs on Sunday, April 12 at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield.  Participants can also register before the race beginning at 7:45 am.


    For more information, please call 203-293-8447 or contact gbyo@gbyo.org


    Church of the Assumption is at 61 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, CT Sunday,Apr 12 at 5pm to 7pm

    The seven-time Grammy-winning Paul Winter Consort will present a special concert in the magnificent Church of the Assumption in Ansonia, Connecticut, this Sunday, April 12, at 5pm. The Consort of soprano sax, cello, piano, and percussion will also feature gospel singer Theresa Thomason.

    The program will encompass music from the Consort’s Grammy-winning albums, and new pieces, interweaving voices from what Winter calls “the greater symphony of the Earth,” including the whale and the wolf.

    The Church of the Assumption is a unique, cathedralesque building, constructed in the 19th Century. It has extraordinary acoustics, much prized by the Consort, and an historic pipe organ, which will be played in some pieces by the church’s organist, Anthony Burke.

    The Church of the Assumption is at 61 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, CT

    Tickets are $25. To reserve tickets, call Anthony Burke directly at 203 735 7857, extension 29.


    Press contact: Christina Andersen: 860 567 8796

  • The New Haven Mineral Club – 42nd Annual Show 2015

    Amity Regional Middle School Sheffield Rd (off Rt 34) Orange, CT 06477 Saturday,Apr 11 to Sunday,Apr 12 at April 11 & 12 Sat. 9:30-5:00 Sun. 9:30-5:00

    Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils

    Exhibits- Dealers- Lectures- Demonstrations


    For more info visit www.newhavenmineralclub.org


  • Yale Concert Band- Woolsey Hall

    Woolsey Hall 500 College St, New Haven Saturday,Apr 11 at 7:30pm

    Yale Concert Band to present music of Lithuania and America – Miške (M.K. Čiurlionis), Ugnius Vaiginis, guest conductor; Ice for electric guitar and band (E. Kelly), New England Triptych (W. Schuman); Corpus Callosum (T. Duffy); Variations on America (C. Ives)

    Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

     For more information, please call 203 432-4158

  • Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library Book Sale

    Bridgeport Public Library 925 Broad St in the Garage on State St Thursday,Apr 9 at 11am-4pm

    For more information please call, 203-576-7400

  • Black Rock Community Meeting- Black Rock Branch Library

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 Tuesday,Apr 7 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM

    State Representative Steven Stafstrom and Councilpersons Susan Brannelly and Rick Torres in conjunction with the Black Rock Branch Library will host a community meeting with representatives from United Illuminating to discuss the ongoing implementation of its “Vegetation Program” which has resulted in the recent cutting and trimming of trees in Black Rock.


    For more information, please call (203) 576-7025

  • Clifton Anderson- Blue Note

    Blue Note 131 W. 3rd St New York, NY 10012 Monday,Apr 6 at Doors Open at 9:45PM Showtime: 10:30PM

    Clifton Anderson was born in Harlem, New York City. He grew up surrounded by music. His father was a church organist /choir director, and his mother a singer and pianist. It was no surprise that Clifton exhibited an affinity for music at an early age.When he was just seven years old he got his first trombone, a gift from his uncle Sonny Rollins.

    Clifton has worked with a “who’s who” of diverse musical giants: from Frank Foster, McCoy Tyner, Clifford Jordan, Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Merv Griffin and The Mighty Sparrow to Lester Bowie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paul Simon, Terumasa Hino, Keith Richards, Muhal Richard Abrams, WyClef Jean, Geri Allen, T.S. Monk, Charlie Haden, Slide Hampton and Wallace Roney among others.

    For more information, please call 212-475-8592

  • The Car Bob Show’s 4th Annual Bus Trip NY Int’l Auto Show

    New York International Auto Show Friday,Apr 3 at All Day Event

    Don’t miss the bus! The Car Bob Bus Trip to the New York International Auto Show’s 1st bus is almost full– let’s fill the 2nd. Help raise some money for your favorite listener supported community radio station– WPKN. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets

  • Second Annual Film Feast- Cinema Arts Centre

    423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743 11743 Sunday,Mar 29 at 6:30pm

    An evening highlight­ing our local food, the people who produce it, and the difference it can make. Each of eight short films will be paired with the food featured in the film, prepared by iEat Green and Slow Food North Shore, along with a guest speaker, providing a local, seasonal and informative feast.

    For more information, please call 631.423.7611


    Saturday,Mar 28

    Neighbors In Support of Immigrants and Centro Corazon de Maria

    March 28th, 7-10 PM

    St Rosalie’s Community Center,31 E. Montauk Highway,  Hampton Bays, NY

    The two groups will host a party to celebrate the rich cultural tapestry on the East End. There’ll be dancing, food, raffles and more.  This is a fundraiser with a goal to help send low income children to Red Creek Summer Camp.

     Contact Info: Sister Mary Beth Moore, Centro Corazon de Maria, 631-728-5558

    Sylvia Baruch Neighbors in Support of Immigrants 631-728-5387

  • Fairfield County CelloFest- Talent Education Suzuki School

    112 Main Street Norwalk, CT 06851 Saturday,Mar 28

    The Fairfield County CelloFest is thrilled to welcome Guest Artist Jonathan Spitz, Principal Cello of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Co-Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

    This  all-day event will feature masterclasses, cello ensemble, workshops, performances and more.

    For more information, please call 203.956.6708

  • Friday Night Folk At All Souls

    19 Jay Street, New London, CT Friday,Mar 27 at 7pm

    Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 1990’s when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mikes. Word of the Philadelphia-area bred performer quickly spread to New York City. Then Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City national tour. Gilbert took audiences across the country by storm.


    Born and raised in Willingboro, N.J., Gilbert moved to Connecticut to attend Connecticut College, relocating to Boston after graduating in 1979. Before he began performing his own songs in concert, Gilbert worked in cocktail lounges, performing a wide repertoire of songs that ranged from Gershwin to Top 40, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind and Fire. After the lounge work dried up, Gilbert began teaching in Boston-area public schools. Gilbert is not a middle-of-the-road folk singer. His diverse set of influences includes Kenny Rankin, Roberta Flack, Carmen McRae, George Benson and Stevie Wonder. His voice has been compared to everyone from Al Jarreau to Bill Withers and Donny Hathaway.

    For more information please call 860-443-0316

  • Jacqueline Schwab Solo Concert- Benner’s Farm

    Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket. Friday,Mar 27 at 7:30 PM

    Pianist Jacqueline Schwab creates meditative arrangements on traditional and vintage tunes from America, England, Scotland and beyond, and she spins out stories in her variations on the themes. Best known for her sound track performances on Ken Burns’ documentaries and her improvisatory playing with the English dance band Bare Necessities, she enjoys performing solo and duo concerts, creating sound track music, playing for dances, and teaching.


    For more information, please call 631.473.5220

  • Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) Dr. Wayne Hsiung at Yale

    William L. Harkness Hall (WLH) Room 117 100 Wall Street Thursday,Mar 26 at 8-9pm

    Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) co-founder Wayne Hsiung was once a corporate attorney and a Northwestern law professor, specializing in law and economics. But on spare weekends and evenings, he was also doing something none of his colleagues could have imagined: sneaking into animal farms with a camera in the dead of night, and rescuing animals from nightmarish abuse.

    In this talk, Hsiung will:

    – discuss the findings of a recent open rescue exposing shocking cruelty at a “humane” Whole Foods farm;
    – explain the importance of open rescue to both the history and future of animal advocacy; and
    – show how DxE’s campaigns have provoked public consciousness (including coverage in The New York Times and CNN), inspired nonviolent direct action in over 95 cities and 20 countries, and saved the lives of individual animals such as Mei Hua.

    The presentation will include a viewing of a 17 minute documentary short, “Truth Matters; It’s not Food. It’s Violence.”, which was described by food writer James McWilliams as “perhaps the most strategically incisive undercover strike ever in the age of ‘humane’ animal products.” It will conclude with a short Q&A.

    Whether you are newly exposed to the hidden reality of animal agriculture, a proponent of civil liberties concerned about so-called “ag-gag” laws and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, or a veteran activist looking to join DxE’s newly-announced Open Rescue Network, this talk will have something for you

  • Singer Songwriter Concert- Good News Cafe

    Good News Cafe, 694 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798 Sunday,Mar 22 at 4PM-6PM

    Performers are Randy Emmons & Julie Snow.

    Randy started out in rock bands in the seventies where he heard Lui Collins playing Julie Snow’s music for the first time. This, along with James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, got him playing folk music for many years, and eventually, he ended up a classical guitarist. And, after a twenty five year break to pursue a new career, he’s back to performing again and is currently working on his first CD.

    For more information, please call 203-266-4622

  • Back to the Bronx – Greenburgh Public Library

    300 Tarrytown Road Elmsford, NY 10523 Wednesday,Mar 18 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Steve Samtur, editor and publisher of Back In The Bronx magazine and author of four books on The Bronx– brings his PowerPoint presentation about The Bronx in this 90-minute “The Bronx The Way It Was” seminar (which includes over 450 magnificent pictures and video clips from The Bronx during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s).

    For more information, please call 914-721-8200

  • Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band- Connetquot Public Library

    760 Ocean Avenue Bohemia, NY 11716 Sunday,Mar 15 at 2pm to 3:30pm

    Welcome spring with the high energy and drive of the Isotope Stompers.  Enjoy their toe-tapping renditions of the best of Dixieland jazz music.

    For more information please call 631-567-5079

  • Play- The Lyons

    Friday,Feb 20 to Saturday,Mar 14

    TheatreWorks New Milford will open its’ 2015 with Nicky Silver’s scathing comedy-drama, THE LYONS. The story revolves around a family in conflict as they try to come to terms with the imminent death of the patriarch. Each of THE LYONS eventually take their first tentative steps toward making a new human connection in this intense and comedic tale.

    THE LYONS runs February 20,21  27,28  March 6,7,8  13,14. Curtain time is 8pm Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2pm Sunday matinee on March 8. Tickets are $23 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID, $18.

    Reservations can be made online at THEATREWORKS.US or by calling (860) 350-6863.

    TheatreWorks is located on 5 Brookside Ave. , just off Route 202, New Milford , CT.

  • The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare- The Brookfield Theatre For The Arts

    184 Whisconier Road Brookfield, CT 06804 Saturday,Mar 14 at 8pm

    All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre.


    For more information, please call 203-775-0023

  • Mind-Blowing Beethoven- Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center

    750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06701 Saturday,Mar 14 at 8pm

    Waterbury resident Andrew Armstrong returns to the Main Stage for Beethoven’s epic Emperor Concerto.  Yale University School of Music Faculty member Thomas C. Duffy will premiere a New Commission for “Side by Side” Orchestra and will feature the young talent of over 25 string students from the Inter-District Strings Project.


    For more information, please call 203-574-4283


  • RVNA Spelling Bee

    Wednesday,Mar 11

    “Catch the buzz!” The 4th annual RVNA Spelling Bee will be Wednesday, March 11th, 7pm, at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

  • Fiddle Concert- Ossining Public Library

    Ossining Public Library 53 Croton Avenue Ossining, NY 10562 Sunday,Mar 8 at 2pm

    This concert features local fiddle playing greats such as Eugene Bender, John Nolan and Brendan Dolan.  All will be performing traditional Irish Folk Music.  All are welcome to attend.

    For more information please call: 914-941-2416

  • Classical Violinist David Podles- Weston Public Library

    Westport Public Library 20 Jesup Road Westport, CT 06880 Sunday,Mar 8 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    International concert violinist David Podles commemorates the magnificent composers from centuries past. Travel through musical epochs with the violin and piano accompaniment evoking the rapture that classical music can create and celebrating the brilliantly crafted compositions.


    For more information please call 203.291.4800

  • Jeff Fuller & Friends- Pizzeria Lauretano

    291 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT Sunday,Mar 8 at 6pm-8pm

    Bass virtuoso Jeff Fuller celebrates the music from his first jazz CD of all-original compositions, The Call From Within. He brings along Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums, two bright young figures in the Connecticut jazz scene. Fuller’s new album features jazz arrangements in a variety of styles, ranging from swing to bop to Brazilian.  An integral part of the regional jazz scene, Jeff Fuller has toured worldwide and recorded with saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Paquito D’Rivera.  He has played with such jazz masters as Dizzy Gillespie, Mose Allison, “Papa” Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan, and Clark Terry. His strong Latin credits include Brazilian trio Sambeleza, salsa group Irazú, and work with Latin greats Paquito D’Rivera’s New York/Havana Quintet, the Hilton Ruiz Quintet, Daniel Ponce’s Jazzbatá and Orlando “Puntilla” Rios’ Nueva Generación.

    For more information, please call 203 792 1500

  • Live on the Vine Long Island Winterfest – Nightingale Jazz Band

    Sparkling Pointe 39750 County Road 48 Southhold, NY 11971 Sunday,Mar 8 at 3:30pm-5:30pm

    Nightingale Jazz Band is a NYC-based group that embodies the golden age of jazz music and the American Songbook.  Drawing from the immense history of jazz’s past, the group harks back to the vibrancy and intimacy of speakeasies, old Hollywood scores, and classic jazz.

    For more information please call 631-765-0200

  • WPKN’s ‘MUSIC MASH‘ 15

    Read's Artspace 1042 Broad Street Bridgeport CT Saturday,Mar 7 at 8AM to 6PM
    MUSIC MASH ’15 is a Record Fair produced by nonprofit, community radio station WPKN 89.5 FM.
    It has a bit more sizzle than the traditional record fairs.
    MUSIC MASH ’15 presents 50+ vendors from all over New England with vinyl LP’s, 45’s, CD’s
    and music collectibles!  There will be LIVE music  and celebrity DJ’s spinning discs.
  • Kat Edmonson- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Saturday,Mar 7 at 8 PM

    Billie Holiday comparisons are coming thick and fast for retro-soul chanteuse Kat Edmonson  She released a 2012 album, Way Down Low, and her follow-up in 2014, The Big Picture.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Wynonna and Friends: Story & Song – Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Friday,Mar 6 at 8 PM

    Experience the timeless tales of her unparalleled artistry as Wynonna Judd takes you on the journey of her 30 year career.  Hear the stories that inspired her to record the songs, create the tours and make recording history while inspiring countless friends along the way. Joined by her 3-piece band including her husband, producer and  artist Cactus Moser, they will take you inside the hits and history of this iconic artist.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Music for the World Concert- Maryknoll Sisters Center

    Maryknoll Sisters Center 10 Pinesbridge Road Ossining, NY Sunday,Mar 1 at 03:00 PM until 05:00 PM

    Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform a benefit concert for Maryknoll Sisters and their work with the poor around the world.  Under the direction of James D. Wayne, the Ensemble will perform Charles Ives’ Variations on America, Howard Hanson’s Laude, and Alfred Reed’s Serenade,  among other selections.


    For more information, please call 914-941-7575

  • Uriah Heep- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Sunday,Mar 1 at 8 PM

    With Special Guest AWAKEN

    The British Rock band returns with their classic rock hits “Look At Yourself,” “Gypsy,” “Bird of Prey,” “Easy Livin’” and many more. Original member and lead guitarist Mick Box still helms the band along with keyboardist Phil Lanzon, vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Winter Jazz Brunch Series- Wainwright House

    260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye, New York 10580 Sunday,Mar 1 at 11:30am

    Mark Morganelli, who has presented shows at most of the metropolitan region’s major concert halls, will bring his sound, trumpet and trio to Wainwright for his next stop.


    For more information, please call 914-967-6080.

  • 1776: A New Musical- Bayway Arts Center

    265 East Main Street East Islip, NY 11730 Saturday,Feb 28 at 8pm

    Musical by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone

    The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

    For more information please call 631-581-2700

  • BlackRock Rocks 10th Annual Fundraiser

    In the heart of Black Rock, CT Saturday,Feb 28 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM

    BlackRock Rocks 10th Annual Party with a Purpose benefiting Neighborhood Studios. The event features several venues in the heart of Black Rock. The Acoustic, Tautog Tavern, Fire Engine Pizza Co. and B.R.Y.A.C. will offer live music and fun activities, as well as food and drink for purchase.

    BlackRock Rocks is proud to announce this year’s beneficiary, Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County. Since 1977 Neighborhood Studios has been offering arts enrichment programs to thousands of students in the Greater Bridgeport area. Their goal is to help students find lifelong success through arts education programming. In 2013-2014, Neighborhood Studios met the needs of over 1500 individuals, particularly special needs students, at-risk youth, and the artistically gifted.

    The fundraiser will feature New Orleans-inspired dishes and drink specials, and will offer a face-painter, raffle prizes, and much more. Doors open at 1:00 PM, and close at 2:00 AM. Families are encouraged to attend, and children are welcome with adult supervision until 8:00 PM. Tickets grant admission to all four venues, and will cost $25 for adults, $5 for young adults (ages 12-20), and will be free for children under 12. Playing this all-day, all-night party are popular local and regional performers, including: Jen Durkin & the Business, On the Spot Trio (w/members of Alan Evans’ Playonbrother and Turkuaz), Sophistafunk, Primate Fiasco, Funky Dawgz Brass Band featuring Pete Francis of Dispatch, School of Rock House Band, Renard Boissiere & Nardy Boy, Wyllys, Cocktail Party Phenomenon, Darian Cunning Band, Banooba, Water Seed, The Hornitz, SOLARiS, Symphonic Bodega, Gang of Thieves, Graylight Campfire, MidAtlantic Title, Pocket Hotties, Band of Druthers, Black Rock Social,
    and many others.

    To view a full band list and the schedule for each of the four different stages, visit (strong>The 10th Annual BlackRock Rocks

  • Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music- Cinzano’s Restaurant

    1920 Black Rock Tpke. Fairfield, CT 06824 Friday,Feb 27 at 7:00 PM

    Singer/Performer Michael Patrick Dominick takes on the iconic role of Ol’ Blue Eyes Himself, Frank Sinatra, in his newest one-man show, Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music. This one-act musical production explores the life and journey of Frank Sinatra’s entertainment career, narrated by Sinatra himself as he looks back on some of his most memorable recordings and performances.


    For more information, please call 215.272.5032

  • Rick Springfield- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Feb 26 at 8 PM

    Rick Springfield known for his hits, including Don’t Talk to Strangers, An Affair of the Heart, I’ve Done Everything for You, Love Somebody and Human Touch as well as  “Jessie’s Girl,”. Rick Springfield is showing no signs of slowing down.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Film- She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

    Wednesday,Feb 25

    Last year’s noted film about the birth of the modern women’s liberation movement– a period of time that changed history forever. The Village Voice called it “One Of The Year’s Best Films!”

    This timely documentary looks at the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and early 1970s—how it came together, who the major founders were, how the various factions and protests operated, how they achieved some of their victories, and how the landscape for women’s rights looks today.

    A conversation with  representatives of The Danbury Women’s Center follows the film.

    February 25th, 7pm

    The Palace Danbury
    165 Main Street  Danbury,CT
    (203) 794-9944

  • Beth Hart- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Tuesday,Feb 24 at 8 PM

    With Special Guest Matt Andersen

    Discover the story of Beth Hart, one of extreme highs and extreme lows. Beth’s rollercoaster story: in the late 90s, she was on the cusp of a promising music career, signed to a major U.S. label, national television bookings, hit singles, and great press, but her career careened off the tracks at its peak due to her drug and alcohol addiction. Beth Hart’s story is one of incredible opportunity, heartbreaking loss, and now redemption.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • French-American Musical Exchange Concert- Chappaqua Library

    Chappaqua Library Auditorium 195 South Greeley Avenue Chappaqua, NY 10514 Sunday,Feb 22 at 3pm

    A French-American Musical Exchange brings French saxophonists Nicolas Prost and Anne Lecapelain to the United States for a collaboration with American saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and pianist Cynthia Peterson featuring music by Debussy, Ibert, and Milhaud.


    For more information, please call 914-238-4779

  • Richard Boyle on Famous Faces: Portraits by Salisbury’s Ellen Emmet Rand- Scoville Public Library

    38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068 Saturday,Feb 21 at 4pm

    The illustrated talk will discuss the life and work of this singular portrait painter.  Although she was based in Salisbury, Connecticut and had painted many local subjects, including members of the Scoville family, she also “took the likeness” of well-known and successful people beyond the borders of the state.  Those sitters included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, the American sculptors, Augustus St Gaudens and Frederick MacMonnies (she studied with the latter).  She also painted William James and that great Harvard scholar of Asian art, Langdon Warner.

    Boyle specializes in American Art and Culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He  was the curator of painting and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Director of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts  and Adjunct Professor of art history at Temple University in Philadelphia.

    For more information, please call 860.435.2838

  • Michael Jazz Trio- Live on the Vine Long Island Winterfest

    Macari Vineyards 150 Bergen Avenue Mattituck, NY 11952 Saturday,Feb 21 at 1:30pm

    MJT, formerly known as the “Michael Jazz Trio,” from Central Islip, L.I..  After the release of their first single, entitled, Optimum, and in the midst of the release of their next single Midnight in Montauk (Produced by Matt Marshak), they have continued to work on new music that spans all genres.


    For more information please call (631) 727-0900

  • Leo Kottke- YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

    YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY Saturday,Feb 21 at 8pm

    Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.


    For more information please call 631-969-1101

  • Perspectives from the Eyes of Four Artists- Mamaroneck Artists Guild

    Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild 126 Larchmont Avenue Larchmont, NY Saturday,Feb 21 at 3pm-5pm

    The Mamaroneck Artists Guild exhibits the paintings and photographs of four local artists in Perspectives from the Eyes of Four Artists.These four artists join forces to present their perspectives of the world through their own individual and unique vision.

    Paintings by Jane Black of Bedford, New York and Marion Schneider of Larchmont, New York will hang alongside the photographs of Ruth Raskin of Scarsdale and Rita Baunok of South Salem in this powerful four-woman exhibition of new works.

    Meet and interact with the artists at an opening reception on Saturday, February 21, 2015, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.


    For more information, please call 914-834-1117

  • Playing Songs for Hope

    Thursday,Feb 19

    A Benefit Concert for Ann’s Place
    Thursday- 2/19, 7:30pm-9pm, Danbury, CT

    Kathleen Kruze and Friends
    Steve Clarke- Bass, James Moss- Percussion
    Adam Cyr- Sax, Joe Carter- Guitar

    Tickets $20

    Ann’s Place provides comfort and support to people living with cancer and their loved ones.  They help inspire people to create solutions which will strengthen and sustain them. Their clinical social workers, facilitators, and wellness experts provide professional counseling, wellness activities, support groups, and resources.  Ann’s Place provides these services to 850+ clients at no charge. 
    Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Rd., Danbury, CT 06810 (Exit 1 off I-84). 

    For more information- www.annsplace.org or 203-790-6538.

  • Marc Broussard- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Feb 19 at 8 PM

    With Special Guest Jamie McLean Band

    His style is best described as “Bayou Soul,” a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. Broussard’s solo career started with the release of several independent efforts, including 2002’s Momentary Setback which spawned the hit “The Wanderer”, a song about self-discovery. A re-worked version of the song appears on his first major album , Carencro. The album’s title pays tribute to the musician’s hometown of Carencro, Louisiana, where he still resides.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Senior Pops Orchestra- Connetquot Public Library

    760 Ocean Avenue Bohemia, NY 11716 Sunday,Feb 15 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    This sixty-member intergenerational orchestra composed of active and retired professional musicians will provide a memorable afternoon of music in celebration of Valentine’s Day and the Presidents’ Day holidays.

    For further information please contact the library at 631-567-5079

  • Living Colour- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Friday,Feb 13 at 8 PM

    Featuring Corey Glover
    with Special Guest Station

    During the 1980s, rock had become completely segregated and predictable, the opposite of the late ’60s/early ’70s, when such musically and ethnically varied artists as Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, and Santana ruled the Earth. But bands such as New York’s Living Colour helped break down the doors by the end of the ’80s, leading to a much more open-minded musical landscape that would eventually pave the way for future bands (Sevendust, etc.).

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Gedeon Luke and The People- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Feb 12 at 7:30 PM

    Hailing from the streets of Memphis, soul music flows through Gedeon Luke’s veins. Weaned on the gospel infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Poet David Gonzales- Hudson River Museum

    Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave Yonkers, NY 10701 Wednesday,Feb 11 at 01:30 PM until 03:00 PM

    Poet David Gonzales reads “Oh Hudson,” which tells of the journey of the great New York river that once was home to “deer, bear, lilac, cardinal…” then became the mighty waterway for an energetic new nation.

    For more information, please call (914)-963-4550


    The Klein Bridgeport, CT Sunday,Feb 8 at 3pm


    The first Footsteps of Mandela (FOM) concert at Riverside Church NYC on July 18 was the cornerstone of the United Nations’ celebration of International Mandela Day.

    The 2nd concert, to be held on Feb 8, 2015 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport CT will be just as spectacular. The concert includes narration, live art, and original, soul-stirring music from:

    • Stan Satlin’s acclaimed Auratorio Americana, a large-scale production with 40+ interfaith choir
    • Joel A. Martin’s Requiem for Peace, a choral work based on Dr. Maya Angelou’s poem “Caged Bird”
    • EarthDrums, a powerful heartbeat of drums sounding out for world peace
    • A special Jazzical® solo piano meditation performed by Joel A.  Martin with readings and speeches by special guests on the writings of Mandela.

  • Akiko Koayash Concert- Bayard Cutting Arboretum

    440 Montauk Highway Great River, NY 11739 Sunday,Feb 8 at 2pm

    New York-born violinist Akiko Kobayashi is an enthusiastic solo and chamber music player, who has appeared as a soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, and InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.

    For more information please call (631) 224-5420

  • 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival- Putnam County Golf Course

    Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St., Mahopac, NY 10541 (between Route 6N and the Taconic) Sunday,Feb 8 at 11:00 AM until 05:00 PM

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this wine and chocolate event. Come sample wine and chocolate from all across the region with over 30 vendors!

    For information and reservations, call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287

  • Concert- Dr. Steve and Nancy Tucker

    Sunday,Feb 8

    Good News Cafe, 694 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798

    On Sunday, February 8, at 4 p.m., Dr. Steve and Nancy Tucker, two unique singer/songwriters, will swap songs at the Good News Cafe, one of the premier restaurants in the area. Admission is free though a donation of $10 is suggested. A full menu will be available.

    Dr. Steve is Steven Prasinos, a psychologist, published science fiction author and singer/songwriter. His songs are noted for their surprising depth and humor. He has been the front man for the acclaimed WHATEVER BAND. Nancy Tucker is a renowned entertainer who has won multiple awards for her songwriting, guitar playing, children’s music and comedy.


  • The Musical Box Performs Foxtrot- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Sunday,Feb 8 at 8 PM

    Fall 1972, the English rock group Genesis began a new tour called Foxtrot. The Musical Box is undertaking the reproduction of the original concert in painstaking detail to give people an illusion of being at the actual Genesis show. The visual reconstruction of the show was based on photos and slides of the original concerts, as well as articles from papers and magazines and information offered by numerous people who either worked on or attended the original Foxtrot tour.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • Harp Virtuoso- Bridget Kibbey

    Sunday,Feb 8

    Harpist Bridget Kibbey has been achieve notoriety in the classical world with her genre-bending creativity. She’ll perform at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 3pm, Sunday, February 8.

    Kibbey is gaining a reputation for showcasing the broad range of her instrument through multi-genre performances. She is often featured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is the founding harpist of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Metropolis Ensemble.

    Tickets are $35, $30 for the concert.. Info at: www.quickcenter.com or (203) 254-4010.

  • The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones- Bay Street Theatre

    1 Bay Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963 Saturday,Feb 7 at 8pm

    The Beatles vs the Rolling Stones will have two bands on stage rotating sets of the best dance music by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones!


    For more information, please call 631-725-9500

  • Broadway: Our Sinatra – Emelin Theatre

    Emelin Theatre 153 Library Lane Mamaroneck NY 10543 Saturday,Feb 7 at 8pm-11pm

    The original cast, Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole, are reunited for this production marking Frank’s centennial year.  Our Sinatra is a perfect monument to Frank’s musical taste.

    For more information, please call 914-698-0098

  • Emerson String Quartet- Staller Center For The Arts

    100 Nicolls Road Stony Brook, NY 11794 Tuesday,Feb 3 at 8pm

    Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Quartet took its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    The program will include: Haydn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “The Joke” (1781); Berg Lyric Suite; Ravel String Quartet (1903).

    With Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.

    For more information, please call (631) 632-2787


  • Camerata Chamber Players- Westchester Community College

    Westchester Community College – Academic Arts Building Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 Sunday,Feb 1 at 3pm

    A Mid-Winter Festival, a musical prelude to the National Football League’s biggest game of the year, serving a playbook of captivating and soothing compositions for strings.


    For more information please call 914-606-6262

  • Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Friday,Jan 30 at 8 PM

    Felix Cavaliere is perhaps known best for his role as keyboardist and singer for the 1960s pop/rock group The Rascals. As a member of The Rascals, Cavaliere released a number of timeless classics, including “Good Lovin,” “Groovin,” and “People Got to Be Free.” Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals features some of the original rock group’s most popular hits that have become part of American music history.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • The Artist’s Vision: Understanding the Creative Inspiration and Process – The Long Island Museum

    1200 Route 25A Stony Brook, NY 11790 Sunday,Jan 25 at 2pm-4pm

    Members of LIMarts collaborative arts group will share insights into the creative process, explaining how they find inspiration and how an idea becomes a works of art. Q and A with the artists follows.


    For more information, please call 631-751-0066 or visit www.longislandmuseum.org/



  • Classic Rock ‘N’ Light- Vanderbilt Planetarium

    180 Little Neck Road Centerport, NY 11721 Saturday,Jan 24 at 9pm

    Music by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and The Doors. Each song features an original sequence of visual sequences and planetarium special effects – projected onto the 60-foot dome of the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.


    For more information, please call (631) 854-5579 or visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org/

  • Latin Jazz Concert Featuring ‘Folklore Urbano’- Ossining Public Library

    Budarz Theater, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave. Ossining NY 10562 Saturday,Jan 24 at 2pm-3pm

    The Folklore Urbano Quintet performs mostly Colombian rhythms. In the quintet is David Hertzberg on bass, Nestor Gomez and Jonathan Gomez on percussion, Franco Pinna on drums and Pablo Mayor on piano.


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

  • The Fiddler on the Roof Performance- The Play Group Theatre

    The Play Group Theatre, One North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601 Saturday,Jan 24 at 8pm

    A musical theatre tradition – Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world, celebrating the Fiddler’s on the roof 50th Anniversary.

    For more information please call (914) 946-4433 or visit www.playgroup.org

  • Mummenschanz at Quick Center

    Saturday,Jan 24

    Mummenschanz, the renowned theatrical troupe, will perform two shows at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 24 at 2 and 8 p.m.
    In the wordless universe of Mummenschanz, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (such as toilet paper rolls) and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous “Clay Masks,” “Slinky Man” and “Giant Hands” spring to life. By creating a playful and compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanzoffers insight on the human condition. The entire program of puppetry and visual antics is performed without music or sound.
    Tickets are $55, $45 and $35.

    www.quickcenter.com or l (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

  • Concert with Nina Etc.

    Friday,Jan 23

     “Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music”
    Friday,  7–8:30PM
    The Black Rock Branch Library, 2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport

    This program includes music by Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Gershwin and many others. The instrumentation includes guitar, vocals, percussion, harmonica, and much more. The program also includes a sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music.

    For more info call: 203 576-7025.


  • Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Jan 22 at 7:30 PM

    Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone at the Loft in Chicago, Wassaic Way finds Guthrie and Irion pushing further beyond the folky sound they established on 2005’s Exploration, their first studio LP. After Irion’s solo album Ex Tempore in 2007, the live album Folksong in 2009 and the children’s collection Go Waggaloo in 2009, the pair began expanding their sonic horizons on 2011’s Bright Examples album.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • March of the Fossil Penguins- Bruce Museum

    Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830 Tuesday,Jan 20 at 6:30pm

    Explore the 60-million-year “March of the Fossil Penguins” and then learn how new technologies can be used to “Print a Penguin.”  Curator of Science Daniel Ksepka will present a lecture on penguin evolution at 7:00 pm.  Afterwards, MakerBot Greenwich will discuss their scanning and 3D technology and offer a live demonstration of replicating a Black-footed Penguin specimen.


    For more information call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org

  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Discovers Afternoon Studios: Delicate Designs

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Monday,Jan 19 at 2pm to 4pm

    Design, draw, and paint intricately detailed stationery, greeting cards, and beautiful Valentine’s Day cards using artist Agnes Martin’s pastel color palette and delicate application of line and pattern.


    For more information, call 203.438.4519 or visit www.aldrichart.org/events/

  • Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale

    Pequot Library Southport, CT Saturday,Jan 17 to Sunday,Jan 18 at 9-5pm

    Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale, the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale,  is smaller but more intimate with many treasures and bargains to be found. The sale runs Saturday to Sunday, January 17 – 18,  from 9am – 5pm daily.  Admission is FREE.

    Pequot’s music specialist volunteer, Paige Gillies says, “As the result of a mammoth donation, this sale will feature vinyl in outstanding condition, particularly in the Jazz and Classical categories. There are some sealed albums and many in pristine condition. Jazz includes albums from Verve, Jazzology, Citi, and Blue note, and Classical albums are ninety percent European imports. As always, there is plenty of Rock and Roll and other genres. The base price for albums remains highly affordable!  Pequot Library’s relaxed atmosphere offers a great opportunity to improve your music collection, explore unknown titles, and wander down memory lane.”

    There will be two afternoon  live Blues performances on Saturday and Sunday , broadcast by WPKN (12pm-1pm Sat., 1pm-2pm Sun.), by former Paul Butterfield Blues Band keyboard player Mark Naftalin & Friends.   Mark Naftalin will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, in 2015. Naftalin, is known as one of the best blues piano players anywhere and he’ll hand-pick tyhe band to play acoustic music during the book sale. Go to pequotlibrary.org for confirmed times and performers. As always, Pequot Library is appreciative of WPKN’s support and participation. WPKN (89.5 FM) is a 100% non-commercial, listener-supported radio station broadcasting at 89.5 FM out of Bridgeport, CT.

    All Sale proceeds help fund Pequot Library’s over 500 annual programs, serving 30,000 participants of all ages. Categories include: Fiction; Classics; Mystery; Biography; History; Cookbooks, including Americana regional cookbooks; LP Records including Vocal, Stage and Screen, and World; CDs, DVDs, other Media; Comics 1970s – 1990s; and Connecticut/New England books.

    Connecticut books include: Aaron Burr, “The Proud Pretender,” 1937; Aaron Burr, “A Romantic Biography;” “Greens Farms Connecticut the Old West Parish of Fairfield,” 1933; plus books on Southport, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwich, Easton, and Weston.


  • Discovery Day 2015- Long Wharf Theatre

    222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT 06511 Saturday,Jan 17 at 9:30am- noon, doors open at 9am

    Children will have the opportunity to move from prehistoric times, through ancient Egypt, to Medieval Europe, to old time Hollywood, hopping across time and space in a theatrical time travel adventure. Over the course of the day, through the various activities, kids will get a glimpse into the inner workings props, costumes and scene shops, and take a fun acting workshop with a member of the Long Wharf Theatre artistic team.


    For more information visit www.longwharf.org or call 203-787-4282.

  • Downtown Express- Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 11743 Sunday,Jan 11 at 11am

    Set in the world of immigrants living in New York City, Downtown Express uses music to explore the clash of old world values against the lure and excitement of a new country


    For more information call 631-423-7611 or online at www.cinemaartscentre.org

  • Zap Mama: ‘Eclectic Flash- Ridgefield Playhouse

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Friday,Jan 9 at 8 PM

    An eclectic mix of reggae, rap, jazz, Afro-pop and R&B is likened to a multicultural Bobby McFerrin.

    Since first bursting on the scene almost 20 years ago, the Belgian-Congolese diva has wowed audiences around the world with her unique sound, which seamlessly blends African, American, and European cultural influences and effortlessly mixes genres such as R&B, hip-hop, and jazz with indigenous and tribal sounds.

    For more information please visit Ridgefield Playhouse or call the box office at: 203-438-5795.

  • January Open Mic Night- Music Conservatory of Westchester

    Music Conservatory of Westchester- 216 Central Avenue White Plains, NY Thursday,Jan 8 at 7pm-9pm
     Sing. Play. Perform. Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold its second ever Open Mic Night on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    For more information please call (914) 761-3900 or visit www.musicconservatory.org
  • Grand Opening of the Southwestern Connecticut Scouting Heritage Museum

    Connecticut Yankee Council Service Center, 60 Wellington Road, Milford, CT Sunday,Jan 4 at 3:00 to 5:00 PM

    At the grand opening, you will see scouting memorabilia going back to the early days of Scouting from Alfred W. Dater, Central CT, CT Yankee, Fairfield County, Mauwehu, Pomperaug, Quinnipiac Councils and more. An extensive patch collection featuring OA, Camp, Council and Activity issues and finally the Historical Pinewood Derby exhibit, photographs, documents, uniforms, posters, pennants and other Scouting Memorabilia.

    Light refreshments will be served at the Grand Opening.


    For more information please call (203) 378-9154


    Sunday,Jan 4




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  • WWI Themed New Years Tea Party- Gunn Historical Museum

    5 Wykeham Road, the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, Washington, CT 06793 Saturday,Jan 3 at 1pm-3pm

    Ring in the New Year with an old-fashioned World War One themed Tea Party at the Gunn Museum on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 1-3pm. Servers and docents will be attired in a variety of outfits from WWI. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibit, “Over There: Washington and the Great War”, and socialize with friends. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup.

  • Long Island Skies Show- Vanderbilt Planetarium

    180 Little Neck Road Centerport, NY 11721 Friday,Jan 2 at 8 PM

    This live presentation for the whole family, developed by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. The program introduces the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island from everyone’s backyard, including seasonal constellations, stars and deep-sky objects.

  • Jazz- Vignola & Vache

    Sunday,Dec 28

    Frank Vignola, guitar  

    Warren Vache, cornet
    Sunday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Sarah’s Wine Bar, 20 West Lane /Route 35
    Ridgefield, CT 06877

    $27.50 cover charge (includes CT tax)
    Reservations- 203-438-8282


  • Celebrate the Season at The Barnum Museum

    The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Sunday,Dec 14 at 2pm

    Celebrate the Season is a journey back in time to festivities of bygone days. Museum Director Kathy Maher will present the evolution of the tales and traditions of the Victorian Age Christmas.


    For more information please call 203-331-1104

  • Pete Rushefsky & The Ternovka Ensemble- Branford Folk Music Society

    First Congregational Church of Branford 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Dec 13 at 8pm

    A special Hanukkah concert and dance party with internationally renowned klezmer musician and composer Pete Rushefsky and his Ternovka Ensemble. In addition, Branford Folk’s own renowned dance leader (and president) Willa Horowitz will teach dance steps at the end of the concert.


    For more information please call 203-488-7715

  • Bridgeport Public Library -Memoir Writing workshop

    Bridgeport Public Library 925 Broad St Bridgeport CT 06604 Saturday,Dec 13 at 2pm

    The Bridgeport Public Library will be holding a Memoir Writing Workshop in the History Center.


    Call 203-576-7400 ext. 7 for further information

  • It’s a Wonderful Life:

    Friday,Dec 12

    Live from WVL Radio Theatre
    Fri, Dec 12, 8 p.m
    Regina Quick Center, Fairfied University

    Live action “radio broadcast”of Frank Capra’s holiday film brings the audience back to the golden age of radio, complete with sound effects.

    Info: 877-ARTS-396 or quickcenter.com

  • Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas

    Sunday,Dec 7

    Mark O’Connor and Friends –
    An Appalachian Christmas
    Sun, Dec 7, 3 p.m

    Regina Quick Center, Fairfied University

    Fiddler and composer Mark O’Connor brings his favorite musicians to the Quick for a musical celebration of the holidays

    Info: 877-ARTS-396 or quickcenter.com

  • Annual Open House 2014 – Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators

    Yale Peabody Museum Community Education Center 230 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT 06477 Sunday,Dec 7 at 2-4 pm Student presentations at 3:00 pm

    Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators, in collaboration with the Yale Peabody Museum is hosting their Annual Open House and Student/ Faculty Exhibition on Dec. 7, at the Community Education Center

    For more information please call 203-934-0878

  • The Coastal Chordsmen A Cappella Chorus presents “Holiday Harmonies”

    Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Stratford 06615 Saturday,Dec 6 at Start time 7:30pm

    The Coastal Chordsmen A Cappella Chorus will present its annual “Holiday Harmonies” show Saturday December 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Stratford. The Chordsmen will sing holiday songs in their unique a cappella style that has come to be enjoyed by audiences throughout the region. The chorus is the oldest in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Northeastern District which comprises eastern New York State and all of New England plus Quebec and the Maritime provinces of Canada.


    Men who like to sing are welcome at rehearsals which take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, Trumbull.


    For more information please call 203-816-0462

  • 4th Annual Wooden Wonderland – Suffolk County Historical Society

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 Saturday,Dec 6 at 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    The 4th Annual Wooden Wonderland: Carvers’ Holiday Show is a special holiday event featuring handmade carvings and wooden items made by Long Island craftspeople plus carving and woodworking demonstrations.


    For more information please call (631) 727-2881


    Saturday,Dec 6

    7:30 PM, DOORS OPEN AT 7PM




    CONCERT INFORMATION: 203-787-9642


  • Cornwall Community Contra Dance

    Cornwall Town Hall, Pine St. in Cornwall, CT 06753 Saturday,Dec 6 at 7pm

    Live old time music by Still, the Homegrown Band and calling by Rachael Gall. All dances taught, all ages and left feet welcome!


    For information call Jane at 860-672-6101.

  • Digital Seminar- New Haven Chamber of Commerce

    Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor New Haven, CT 06510-2811 Thursday,Dec 4 at Check in 11:30AM, Seminar 12pm - 2:30pm

    Free internet marketing seminar at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

    Personalized Digital Analysis for All Attendees

    Topics Include: •How the world has gone mobile. •Importance of responsive mobile websites. •The Power and accountability of search. •The effectiveness of display. •How to win the daily search wars and grow!


    Registration is required. To register, please call 203-710-0211 or email ryan.hollembaek@hibu.com

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter Paul & Mary- Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 11743 Wednesday,Dec 3 at 7:30pm

    Highlights of New Documentary, Live Performance, Never Recorded Songs!
    Peter Yarrow will serve as a personal guide with commentary & live performance – from beloved anthems to selections from 13 never-before-recorded songs – through highlights of the brand new documentary, “50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary”. The celebration culminates in a reception signing of their new coffee table book chronicling the iconic trio’s epic journey of uplifting music that defined a generation, leaving a legacy that lives on today.


    For more information call 631-423-7611 or online at www.cinemaartscentre.org


    291 Greenwood Avenue Bethel Connecticut Sunday,Nov 9 to Sunday,Nov 30 at 6pm

    “J A Z Z at the Pizzeria” series on Sundays at 6 continues this fall at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel Connecticut .

    Pizzeria Lauretano is located at 291 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel.

    Showtime is 6pm.
    November will have the following performances:

    Sunday, November 23
    Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio

    Sunday, November 30
    Orgone Jazz Quintet

    For more information call 203-792-1500 or visit www.pizzerialauretano.com.

  • Ridgefield Screens Two Great Gatsbys

    Sunday,Nov 23

    Celebrating Ridgefield’s Town Wide BIG READ of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby!

    Sun, 11/23 – 4:00pm

    Francis Ford Coppola’s version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel was one of the most hyped movies of the summer of 1974. Robert Redford stars as self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, who uses his vast (and implicitly ill-gotten) fortune to buy his way into Long Island society. Most of all, Gatsby wants to win back the love of socialite Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow). Also featuring Bruce Dern and Sam Waterston.
    The Great Gatsby

    Sun, 11/23 – 7:30pm
    The 2013 version of The Great Gatsby, directed by Bas Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Mulligan with Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton.
    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877



    Saturday,Nov 22

    MIKATA in Concert
    The Milford Arts Centre

    Saturday November 22nd, 8pm Show, Doors @ 7pm

    7-8pm- PKN Latino Programmers Spin the Tunes

    Admission $25

    Watch wpkn.org for updates on this event.

    Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave South
    Milford, CT 06460


  • Holiday Gift Fair

    1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT Saturday,Nov 22 at 10am- 4pm

    Arts, Crafts, and Vendor Show
    Saturday, November 22nd
    Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
    1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT


    For more information please call 203-374-6528 or online at www.fairfieldgrace.org



  • Christine Lavin & Don White at Voices Cafe

    Saturday,Nov 22

    Saturday,  8:00pm
    Voices Café at The Unitarian Church in Westport

    Voices Café is dedicated to building a community of spirit and action by presenting folk artists that have something to say…

    10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport


  • The New Haven Poetry Institute Featuring Christine Beck and Izikhotane

    The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Nov 20 at Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.

    Christine Beck holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of Blinding Light. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Connecticut Review, Passager, Connecticut River Review and Centrifugal Eye. She teaches poetry, creative writing and literature at The University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University and in private workshops. Ms. Beck is a former president of the Connecticut Poetry Society, and is currently an officer and leader of local poetry chapters.

    Izikhotane is a Connecticut-based poetry/music project that sometimes borders performance art.  Musician Karl Warner utilizes a wide-range of instruments including keyboard, computer, guitar, harmonium, and toy piano.  Poet Jim Whitten reads from his books of poetry including his newest title, Benjamin Banneker’s Almanack.  Together they create the Avant-Garde in the Age of Auto-Correct.

    On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  There are outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all members of the public (and even others).

    Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.

    For more information: thepoetryinstitute.com

  • “Of Mice and Men” Screening – Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY Wednesday,Nov 19 at 7:30pm start time

    James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in the hit Broadway production, filmed by National Theatre Live for the big screen. A moving masterpiece based on one of the most important works in American literature about two migrant worker friends searching for opportunities during the great depression and the moral impasses they face in their ever-changing environment, “Of Mice and Men” screens on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY.


    For more information please call 631-423-7611 or online at www.cinemaartscentre.org

  • “West Meets East in a Unique Antarctic Voyage” – The Bruce Museum

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 Tuesday,Nov 18 at Doors open at 6:30 pm for a reception with light refreshments and open galleries, and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm

    Margie Turrin, Coordinator at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present West Meets East in a Unique Antarctic Voyage on Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 pm at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

    In late fall 2013, a small group from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula with The Antarctic Forum, an interdisciplinary group of Chinese leaders and elites. Turrin will discuss how the magic of Antarctica served as a backdrop for conversations on entering a new era for Antarctica, with China and the world moving towards environmental conservation, harmonious social development, and societal responsibility.


    For more information call (203)-869-0376 or online at www.brucemuseum.org


    Thursday,Nov 13 to Sunday,Nov 16

    NOVEMBER 13-16,


    HAPPY HOUR KICK-OFF THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 at McLEVY HALL. Socialize with the artists. View a sampling of small works by artists city-wide. Tour historic McLevy Hall and the creative community of artists and entrepreneurs. Enjoy light refreshment and music courtesy of WPKN, 89.5 fm radio.
    Through the weekend…Events, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Films.

    Program Guide available on website and at many venues in Bridgeport

    Bike the Art Trail Saturday, 11/15


  • Yale Concert Band presents “A Good Old-Fashioned Band Concert”

    Woolsey Hall (500 College Street), New Haven Sunday,Nov 16 at 2pm

    The Yale Concert band will be playing the following in their” Good Old-Fashioned Band Concert”:

    •  1812 Overture to commemorate Russia’s triumph over Napoleon, but this rousing piece has turned into a beloved American icon. Today’s audience members are invited to bring bells of any kind and participate in the celebratory finale.
    • Yiddish Dances is comprised of five movements that are all based on Klezmer music – the traditional music of Jews from Eastern Europe – each dance is harmonically rich and full of metrical asymmetries.
    • Molly on the Shore is based on two Irish folk dances: “Temple Hill” and “Molly on the Shore.” This boisterous piece is known for its tireless energy and rhythmic intensity.
    • You’re a Grand Old Flag, Commando March, and Third Alarm March are three American marches for band that are filled with patriotic spirit and excitement.


    • Scenes from The Louvre


    • Overture to Colas Breugnon


    For more information please call (203) 432-4111 or visit http://www.yale.edu/yaleband


    Saturday,Nov 15





  • “Becoming Tom Thumb” with Author & Professor Eric Lehman

    Burroughs & Saden Bridgeport History Center- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Thursday,Nov 13 at 6pm start time

    Join University of Bridgeport’s Professor Eric Lehman for a discussion of his new book Becoming Tom Thumb.
    The definitive biography of an iconic American entertainer:

    When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. With Barnum’s promotional skills and the miniature Stratton’s comedic talents, they charmed a Who’s Who of the 19th century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln


    For more information call (203)-576-7400

  • Archives Workshop- Litchfield History Museum

    Litchfield History Museum- 7 South Street Litchfield, CT 06759 Thursday,Nov 13 at Start time 7pm

    Richard Stenman is a Photograph Conservator and former Litchfield resident. He will talk about conservation and the physical nature of traditional photographs. Causes of deterioration and practices for extending their longevity will be discussed with an illustrated lecture. Attendees of the lecture are invited to bring photographs and their questions.


    For more information call 860-567-4501 or online at www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

  • The Honey Dewdrops- Branford Folk Music Society

    Branford Folk Coffeehouse First Congregational Church of Branford 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Nov 8 at Start Time 8pm

    The Virginia-based Honey Dewdrops, Laura Wortman and her spouse Kagey Parrish will be performing at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse on Saturday November 8th 2014 at 8pm. Their music covers the ground between hand-crafted folk songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals.

    The location is wheelchair accessible.

    For more information call 203-488-7715
    Email: branfordfolk@gmail.com


    Friday,Nov 7

    FRIDAY 11/7, 5PM-7:30PM





    Friday,Nov 7


    Director Rob Stegman and legendary performer Tom Rush will be in attendance at the event.
    Folksinger, songwriter, and guitarist Tom Rush recalls his career in the film…archival footage, photgraphs, and clippings.

    The documentary features interviews with James Taylor, Elektra Records’ Jac Holzman, and DJ Dick Summer, and musical cameos by David Bromberg, Buskin & Batteau, Jonathan Edwards, and Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

    A champion of new and emerging artists, Rush introduced the world to Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, who called Rush an “early hero and one of my main influences.”

    A complementary wine and cheese reception in the theatre’s lobby prior to the film.

    THE PALACE DANBURY, 165 Main Street  Danbury CT  06810
    (203) 794-9944


  • Westport Farmers’ Market

    50 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880 Thursday,Nov 6 at 10am-2pm

    Thursday, November 6th, will be the last opportunity for the outdoor Westport Farmers Market.  To end the season with our mission in mind, Chef and Instructor Cecily Gans students’, from the Advanced Culinary Arts will be the ‘guest chef’ demonstrators for the day from 10:15am – 11:00am .

    They will feature a recipe by former Staples’ student Sarah Rountree, who graduated in June, for the seasonality and the local availability for the key ingredients.

    For more information  please visit www.westportfarmersmarket.com

  • Stations of the Elevated- Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre- 423 PARK AVENUE HUNTINGTON NY 11743 Wednesday,Nov 5 at Start time 7:30pm

    Stations of the Elevated will be showing at the Cinema Arts Centre on Wednesday November 5th at 7:30pm with Director Manfred Kirchheimer in person.


    Stations of the Elevated is a 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. The film weaves together vivid images of graffiti covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York, to a commentary-free soundtrack that combines ambient city noise with jazz and gospel by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin. Gliding through the South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan – making a rural detour past a correctional facility upstate – Stations of the Elevated is an impressionistic portrait of and tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared.


    For more information call 631-423-7611 or go online at http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/stations-of-the-elevated/


    Thursday,Oct 30











  • Halloween Parade & Party- Bridgeport Library (Blackrock Branch)

    Ellsworth Field & Bridgeport Library Black Rock Branch Tuesday,Oct 28 at 4:30pm - 7:00 PM

    The 6th annual Halloween Parade and Party will be taking place at the  Bridgeport Blackrock Branch  Library on Tuesday, October 28th starting at 4:30pm on Ellsworth Field.


    The Halloween Parade and Party is for the whole family and will include Food, Scary Stories, Tricks, Treats and Music by Troubadour Phil Rosenthal and much more.

    Costumes encouraged but not required.

    Gather at Ellsworth Field starting at 4:30pm for the 5:00pm parade to the library for the party.

    For more information contact the Bridgeport Black Rock Branch Library at (203) 576-7025.


    Thursday,Oct 2 to Sunday,Oct 26

    OCTOBER 2ND – 26TH
    New Haven, CT

    300 artists open their doors for an exhibition

    Opening Receptions
    October 2 & 3,  5 – 8PM  

    Keynote Event with Tom Eccles
    October 10, 6 – 10PM

    Alternative Space Weekend
    October 11 & 12, 12PM – 6PM

    Transported Weekend
    October 18 & 19, 12PM–6PM

    Erector Square Weekend
    October 25 & 26, 12PM–6PM



    Tuesday,Oct 21 to Sunday,Oct 26

    OCTOBER 21-26th





  • HAIR

    BRIDGEPORT,CT Thursday,Oct 9 to Saturday,Oct 25

    Presented by Bridgeport Theatre Company
    (Downtown Cabaret’s Community Theatre Project)
    Thursday, Oct. 9th thru Saturday, Oct. 25th

    The classic rock musical that is both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through tumultuous 1960s America. HAIR features a multi-cultural cast singing many hit songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.”  

    Age advisory: recommended for theatergoers 13+.

    The Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT

    Reserved tickets for performances: $18-$28

    Box Office: 203.576.1636


  • Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival.

    Bethlehem, CT Saturday,Oct 11 to Sunday,Oct 12

    Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival.

    Greetings fellow garlic fans!

    We would like invite you to join us for our Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 11-12, 2014 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance, and learn how to grow garlic at our informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils will be available for purchase from our diverse garlic specialty food vendors – most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by our produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you’re hungry, venture over to our food court.  Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic marinated steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you’ll find at our food court! Bring the kids for some fun with our rides and games! We hope that you will join us in 2014!


    Norwalk, CT Sunday,Oct 12






  • Tim DeHuff Group at the Fez

    Stamford, CT Thursday,Oct 2



    THE FEZ , 227 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD, CT 06901




  • “The Other Pakistan” w/Hazel Kahan

    Monday,Sep 29 at 5:30pm

    Roger Memorial Library, Southampton, NY

    WPKN host Hazel Kahan presents “The Other Pakistan” at the Roger Memorial Library, Southampton, NY on Monday, September 29 at 5:30 pm. In this multimedia talk, Hazel talks about her return after forty years to Pakistan, the country of her birth. Hear her tell two stories, the first about how international events shaped her Jewish family’s journey from Europe to British India and beyond; the second a short documentary about a grass roots movement started by young Pakistani in response to the devastating floods of recent years.

    91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968


  • CFE & Save the Sound Annual Meeting

    Sunday,Sep 28

    CFE (CT Fund for the Environment) & Save the Sound
    invite you to their Annual Meeting!

    Sunday, September 28th 4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Ridgefield Public Library, Ridgefield, CT

    Guest Speaker: Fabien Cousteau
    French aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer

    RSVP: 203-787-0646 x104 or mlemere@ctenvironment.org
    by September 21st

  • CT Blues Society- Solo/Duo Blues Challenge

    Berlin, CT Sunday,Sep 21 to Sunday,Sep 28

    Eleven blues acts will compete in the CT Blues Society’s 10th Annual CT Solo/Duo Blues Challenge, at the Pine Loft Café, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT, Sundays, September 21st and 28th, 5 PM. These performers from all over the state will play 25 minute sets in the Preliminary Rounds, and the two acts receiving the most votes each night from blues music-knowledgeable judges will return October 5th for the Final Round. ADMISSION IS FREE The winner of this event will be CT’s representative in the Solo/Duo Division of the International Blues Challenge, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee January 20 – 24, 2015. The winner of the CT Solo/Duo Challenge will be awarded a $600 prize to offset travel costs to Memphis.

    Participants this year are:
    Sept. 21h: John & Corina, Danny Sugarman Draher, Atlantis Red, Joel Blumert, and Richard Badowski & Michael St. George.

    Sept. 28th: Anna & Mike, Ed Accardi, Noah Kesselman, The Boogie Boys, Bob Miller, and The Coffee House Grinders.

    The two highest-scoring acts from each preliminary round return October 5th for the final round. The CT Blues Challenge is organized and run by the Connecticut Blues Society, a non-profit organization formed to preserve the blues as a unique musical form and to support Connecticut’s community of blues fans and musicians.


  • Milford Arts Council Performance: Sherri Miller Friday, September 26th

    Friday,Sep 26 at 8pm

    The Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse opens its 2014-15 season with a performance by Sherri Miller

    $15 for MFAC members and $20 of non-members. Doors open at 7:30pm and show at 8:oopm



  • 25th Annual Maritime Festival

    Greenport, NY Friday,Sep 19 to Sunday,Sep 21

    25th Annual East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation

    September 19th, 20th, and 21st

    Greenport, New York

    3 days of activities kicks off with “A Land and Sea Greenport Gala.” Which will be held at Claudio’s on the waterfront at the foot of Bootleg Alley. The Gala will be an homage to the historic village of Greenport and its seafaring community. Attendees will celebrate the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation along with guest of honor Otto Schoenstein, one of the extraordinary craftsmen responsible for the rebuilding of Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. (listen to WPKN’s Hazel Kahn’s interview with Schoenstein) There will be 25 local restaurants, 6 wineries, 3 spirit sponsors, and 1 craft brew company as part of the Gala festivities. There will also be entertainment, auction items, and locally designed memorabilia commemorating the Maritime Festival’s Silver Anniversary. (info on GALA)


    The weekend festivities include Saturday’s Opening day parade and Blessing of the Waters at Mitchell Park Marina. From 11am to 5pm the surrounding streets are closed to traffic with 100’s of artisan vendors, craft demos, tastings and entertainment options on display. There’s also A Taste of the East End Food Court on Main Street and Central Avenue. Weekend music takes place at Claudio’s Clam Bar, the Blue Canoe and Front Street Station. There’s more of the same on Sunday including Oyster Shucking Contest, the full street fair and Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser. Gene Casey & Lone Sharks will play Sunday from 1pm to 5pm at Claudios Waterfront.




    New York City Sunday,Sep 21


    Sunday 21st September! 

    Billed as the biggest climate march in history (see this article in the

    UK’s Guardian newspaper), the People’s Climate March in New York this Sunday will send a clear message that the time for change is NOW.  See here for details of the event.


    FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! You know how important this is – spread the word to others! 

    People all over New Haven and Connecticut have been busy getting the word out about the march.  Non-profits, environmental activists, faith groups, labor – we’re all coming together on this issue. See here for a
    New Haven Sound School student talking at a press conference about
    the march, and here for news of the commitment made by CT
    politicians, faith leaders and labor leaders.

    CHEAP TRAIN TICKETS! Buy your metro north tickets at CTclimatetrain.org before Wednesday at 11pm and get a discount!

    And find out even more about what’s going on in New Haven and how you can spread the word at the New Haven Leon Sister City project.

    Taking the Healthy City/Healthy Climate challenge is the best first step to address climate change. You know that – tell your friends and family to take the pledge, and join you at the march on Sunday.

  • Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda at Morse Recital Hall

    Morse Recital Hall, Yale University Saturday,Sep 20

    Yale Bands and Creative Concerts Inc. will present a concert featuring Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St.

    Castaneda will perform solo and with his trio, which also features Marshall Gilkes on trombone and Dave Silliman on drums and percussion. Special guest will be vocalist Andrea Tierra. Tickets are available online at music-tickets.yale.edu/, in person at the box office, 470 College St., or by phone at 203-432-4158


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  • Legends of Rock Live presents ROD STEWART: THE EARLY YEARS.

    Stamford Wednesday,Sep 17

    WPKN to be a ‘Media Partner’ for the Avon Theatre and Shelley Archives presents ‘Legends of Rock Live’ -a monthly series of films at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT. Shelley Archives has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-take and home movies. Bill Shelley hosts and narrates these events. On Wednesday, September 17 Legends of Rock Live presents ROD STEWART: THE EARLY YEARS.TheAvon-Stewart

  • Jazz in the Garden, Weir Farm

    Sunday,Sep 7

    Honors Dave & Iola Brubeck
    Sunday September 7th, 3 to 5pm.
    Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton and Ridgefield, CT:

    Jazz in the Garden features the Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet with a special appearance by Wilton High School’s own Black Tie Affair. Proceeds benefit the Artist-in-Residence program managed by the Weir Farm Art Center, which draws talented artists from around the world, giving them a chance to create in the inspirational landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

    The Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet includes Glenn Zaleski on piano, Chris Smith on bass, Brian Chahley on trumpet, Lucas Pino on tenor saxophone, and Colin Stranahan on drums.

    These young musicians are graduates from a musical jazz studies program started by Dave and Iola Brubeck through the University of the Pacific, their alma mater. Each musician (as a high school-aged player) had already earned a national reputation as being an outstanding talent on his respective instrument. While completing the 2-year program at the Brubeck Institute, these players honed their skills with performances at venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

    All parking for the event will be at the Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road, Ridgefield. Free shuttles will run to and from Weir Farm National Historic Site between 2:00 and 6:00 pm For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to: www.jazzatweir.com

    Tickets, if still available, also will be sold the day of the event. Adult tickets are $20. Tickets for students 13-18 are $10. Children 12 and under are free. The concert will go on rain or shine.

    The Weir Farm Art Center is a private, nonprofit organization and a partner of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

    For more information: www.weirfarmartcenter.org
    Facebook @ www.facebook.com/WeirFarmNHS

  • CHIRP- Ruthie Foster Band

    Tuesday,Aug 19

    CHIRP Concert Series

    Tuesday, 4-19, 7pm Ruthie Foster


    CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT. Dogs are not permitted.

    In the event of bad weather, check the CHIRP website for indoor locations.



    New Haven , CT Saturday,Jun 14 to Saturday,Jun 28

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
    June 14th-28th

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 80% of Festival events are completely free!


  • Lalah Hathaway/Ruben Studdard

    New Haven, CT Saturday,Jun 14

    New Haven Green- FREE

    Lalah Hathaway is a supremely gifted vocalist and pianist, whose style effortlessly fuses elements of R&B, jazz, and pop. Her voice, soulful and resonant, has carried her through a Grammy winning career lasting over two decades.

    Hathaway is joined by special guest Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season of American Idol, who has charmed audiences with his big voice and R&B/jazz style ever since.




    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Jun 8

    The Ridgefield Playhouse presents

    jazz guitarist

     and former New York Yankees outfielder

    Bernie Williams

     on June 8 for an evening of art, wine and jazz –

    including a wine and cheese sampling before the show

     and an afternoon charity softball game!


    More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.



    Saturday,Jun 7

    The Stepford Sabotoge and The Yankee Brutals vs The Long Island Roller Rebels
    (The last home game of the travel season.)

    June 7th, Doors open 5pm

    CT Sports Center (21 S. Bradley Rd., Woodbridge, CT)

    6pm Stepford Sabotage vs Long Island Roller Rebel All-Stars
    7:30pm Yankee Brutals vs Rock-A-Betty Bruisers

    $12 adults, $5 ages 7-12, free ages 6 and under.
    Discounts available at the door for veterans.


    Old Saybrook, CT Saturday,Jun 7

    The Trust for Public Land & The Old Saybrook Land Trust
    A nature hike at The Preserve, The 1,000 Acre Forest.

    Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.–Noon
    Meet at M & J Bus lot, 130 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook
    Shuttle bus to the forest available from the north end of Ingham Hill Rd.,
    starting at 9:30 a.m.

    The Preserve’s woodlands—which run through Old Saybrook,
    Essex, and Westbrook—include miles of trails, vernal pools, and
    acres of wetlands providing home for many species of birds and wildlife.
    Join Alicia Sullivan, State Director, The Trust for Public Land, and
    Judy Preston, a local ecologist, for a guided nature hike through this
    natural area.

    Rain or shine, Free event, Family-friendly.

    RSVP by June 4 to June Sgobbo at 203.777.7367, ext. 2, or


    Patchogue, NY Thursday,Jun 5 at 4-7pm

    Long Island Listeners – Please Save the Date!!!
    WPKN is hosting a Happy Hour Meet and Greet on Thursday, June 5th
    at Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    It will be a cash bar with complimentary appetizers.   Please come hang out
    with us so we can meet you face to face and say thanks for your support.
    Brickhouse Brewery is located at 67 W. Main Street in Patchogue, NY.  
    More details coming very soon!   Hope to see you there!!


  • ANN’S PLACE- Art Show

    Ann's Place, Danbury, CT Thursday,Jun 5

    Lives Interrupted: Art by Those Affected by Cancer

    The exhibition features work that reflects the artist’s experience with cancer, either as a survivor or as a caretaker to a loved one who is affected by cancer. The show will feature artists from the Ann’s Place art program, as well as artists from around our community.

    Reception: June 5, 6 to 9 pm
    Speaker: Gail Pezzimenti
    Weekend Hours: Sundays June 8 & 22, Saturdays June 14 & 28
    1 to 4 pm

    Email: robbie@annsplace.org to RSVP or with questions.

    Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Rd, Danbury, CT 06810


  • CHIRP-the Revelers

    Ridgefield, CT Tuesday,Jun 3

    CHIRP Jun 03, 7pm
    Cajun & Zydeco with the Revelers
    Ballard Park, Main St.
    Ridgefield, CT
    (check for possible weather relocation of the show)


    STRATFORD,CT Friday,May 16 to Saturday,May 31

    Square One Theatre Presents

    Olive and the Bitter Herbs

    May 16th-May 31st

    (by Tony nominated playwright Charles Busch)


    Directed by Tom Holehan, Olive and the Bitter Herbs,

    opens Friday, May 16 and continues Fridays, Saturdays

    and Sundays through May 31st at the Stratford Theatre.


    Olive and the Bitter Herbs is a wacky comedy

    about connecting to the people in our lives –

    those with us and those who have passed on.

    Set in NYC, the play details the evolving relationships

    among the embittered Jewish actor Olive,

    her slightly demented caregiving friend Wendy,

    two bickering gay neighbors and the twice widowed Sylvan.


    Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main St.,Stratford, CT

    Performances are: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays (5/18 & 5/25) at 2pm.

    There is an additional performance at 4pm Saturday, May 31st

    Tickets are $20 adult & $19 for senior citizens & students


    More Info- 203.375.8778(24/7),  squareonetheatre.com



    Fairfield, CT Friday,May 30 at 7:30pm

    Fairfield Theatre, StageOne

    Band Together founders Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito team up

    with Latin music all stars Rick Reyes, Meredith Dimenna,

    Marcos Torres Jr., Jean Sandoval, Jesse Gibbon, Chris Stanley,

    Hommy Ramos and Brian Wallace to host a Latin music benefit for

    Hall Neighborhood House, CT Burn Care Foundation, Hand For A Paw

    and WPKN.

    It’ll be a night of JLo, Santana, Ricky Martin, Buena Vista Social Club,

    Shakira, Gypsy Kings, Miami Sound Machine, Madonna,

    Mark Anthony and more that will keep you dancing and singing.

    TICKETS- $29


    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824
    fairfieldtheatre.org/ 203.319.1404


  • Lavender Lights Vigil

    Fairfield, CT Friday,May 30

    (In remembrance of all lgbtq teens who have lost

    their lives to anti-gay bullying and suicide.)


    Friday, May 30th , 7:30pm

    First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT.

    The tragedy of a teenager taking his or her own life is

    heart breaking. There’ve been many news stories about young lgbtq

    (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning)

    teenagers killing themselves.


    Rev. Jennifer Campbell, Associate Pastor of First Church and

    Dr. Liane Nelson, Chief Psychologist of Westchester Jewish

    Community Services facilitate a youth group at The Community House

    in Fairfield called The Loft. The Loft meets every Friday from 4-5:30pm.

    It’s a community for lgbtq teenagers, young adults and their friends

    who come together to laugh, rage, dream, and plot a better life together.


    The Loft is holding it’s annual Lavender Lights Vigil in remembrance

    of all lgbtq teens who have lost their lives to anti-gay bullying and suicide.

    Members of the Loft will welcome all and speak about their own experiences.


    New members are welcome at The Loft. For more information,

    call Jen at 203.543.8108.


    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Jun 14 to Thursday,May 29

    JUNE 14-29

    The Barnum Festival celebrates the great showman.
    The festival focuses on many of Barnum’s
    imaginative concepts such as the Jenny Lind Concert,
    Champions on Parade, a Children’s Wing Ding Parade,
    the Great Barnum Street Parade, and fireworks at Seaside Park.

    Wing Ding Parade!- Saturday, June 14th
    CT’s Beardsley Zoo
    Registration- 9AM, Parade at 11AM
    FREE admission to the Zoo until 12 noon.
    FREE face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, music,
    various street performers, clowns, magicians and more!
    Kids can dress in costume, and decorate strollers, wagons, boxes
    – anything you can push or pull – PRIZES for the best and most creative floats.

    Barnum Pub Fest- Friday, June 20th
    Event begins at Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad St., 5:30 PM to 8PM
    After Party at the Bijou Theatre

    Barnum Pub Fest celebrates  downtown area restaurants, bars
    and The Bijou Theatre. A map and passport is provided
    for bar hopping through the social scene! Participating restaurants
    and bars will be serving up “Ringmaster Red” beverages at special prices
    and have light buffets.  Local radio personalities and a band at the after-party
    at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets: $20

    The Ringmaster’s Ball,Saturday, June 21st
    Volo Aviation at Sikorsky Memorial Airport
    Cocktails at 7PM, Dinner and Dancing follow with NYC Swing.
    Tickets: $175
    A creative black-tie event honoring 2014 Ringmaster Paul S. Timpanelli..
    Live music by NYC Swing Presents Big City Swing, and a special musical guest!

    Skyblast Fireworks- Friday, June 27th, Seaside Park. FREE.

    Fireworks begin at dusk Concert begins at 7:30 PM. *Rain Date Sunday, June 29th



    Danbury, CT Saturday,May 24 at 8pm

    Dovetail, a father-daughter duo performing originals and
    interpretations of classic tunes, will be featured at a
    coffeehouse benefitting Danbury Arts in Action. Dovetail
    (Bill and Bonnie Wisnowski) will pay tribute to former collaborator,
    Walter Oller by revisiting the repertoire of their 1980’s-’90’s band,
    Walking the Dragon. Joining them on horns will be Steve Asetta.
    New Haven singer-songwriter Lys Guillorn (lysguillorn.com)will open.
    An open mic (7:30 sign up) precedes the scheduled performances.
    Entertainment will begin at 8pm. Refreshments available.

    A Common Ground Community Arts and Dance Center,
    33 Crosby Street, Danbury, CT

    More information: acommonground.net or (203) 791-9850.

  • Ottmar Liebert

    Ridgefield, CT Friday,May 23

    The Ridgefield Playhouse presents

    Flamenco Guitarist

    Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra on May 23!

    More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.


    Wyandanch & Riverhead, NY Thursday,May 22

    Jobs with Justice and Justice for Farmworkers
    A Day of action to bring attention to the plight of Farmworkers.
    Participants will be gather at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
    (1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch) at 11:30 am on May 22nd,
    for a vigil and march to the local supermarket (Compare Foods).
    That evening, There’ll be a meeting, vigil and dinner at Grace Episcopal
    Church (573 Roanoke Rd Riverhead) at 8pm.

    Issues: Access to basic labor rights:  a day of rest,
    overtime pay and the right to collectively bargain.

    More Info: Nathan Berger 516-660-2773 or Nathan.berger91@gmail.com


    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,May 18

    The Ridgefield Playhouse presents

    The Wailers in a tribute to Bob Marley

    and celebrating the 30th Anniversary of

     the “Legend” Album – by performing it in its entirety

    on May 18th!

    More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.



    WestConn, Danbury, CT Saturday,May 17 at 7:30PM

    MAY 17TH , 7: 30 pm, IVES CONCERT HALL















    INFO- 203-837-TIXX OR  www.wcsu.edu/tickets.  



  • Igor Sikorsky

    Trumbull, CT Saturday,May 17

    Igor Sikorsky: The Man

    A Historical Talk presented by Tom Pieragostini
    Trumbull Library, Trumbull, CT

    Saturday, 05/17, 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Fairchild Branch Program Room
    1718 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull, CT 06611

    The Trumbull Library will host a talk by Tom Pieragostini about
    the inventor of the helicopter,Igor Sikorsky. Sikorsky gave us
    one of the most important inventions of our time
    while living in various homes in Trumbull, three in the
    Nichols Neighborhood!

    Registration required at 203-452-5196 or online at www.trumbullct-library.org

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Newtown, CT Saturday,May 17 at 9am-2pm

    The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority
    Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    Newtown Public Works Facility, 4 Turkey Hill Rd, Newtown

    Available for residents of: Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield,
    Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield

    Information on eligible hazardous materials: www.hrra.org


    Danbury, CT Saturday,May 17 at 8pm

    MAY 17 @ 8:00 PM
    Danbury Palace

    WELL-STRUNG, an all-male string quartet which features
    classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of
    Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more!

    First violinist, Edmund Bagnell
    Second violinist, Christopher Marchant
    cellist, Daniel Shevlin
    Violist, Trevor Wadleigh.

    “The hottest things with a bow since
    Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games”
    ~NY Daily News

    Danbury Palace,165 Main Street, Danbury,CT  06810


  • Seeger Sing-Along

    Southhampton, NY Thursday,May 15 at 6pm

    Sing-Along in Memory of Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi
    with The Musical Suspects: Terry Sullivan, Dan Koontz,
    Bill and Ben Chaleff

    Thursday, May 15, 6PM
    Rogers Memorial Library
    91 Coopers Farm Road – off Windmill Lane
    Southampton, NY
    Info and reservations at 631-283-0774

  • The Poetry Place

    Patchogue, NY Wednesday,May 14 at 7pm

    Poetry Workshop & Reading

    Long Island Poetry Archival/Arts Center will be conducting
    a workshop Wednesday, May 14th @ 7pm. It will be followed by
    a Poetry Reading @ 8pm with featured poets and an open mic event.
    Featured poets are Susan Pilewski, Barbara Reiher-Meyers &
    Tom Karlson.  You don’t have to attend one event to attend the other.

    More information- Robert 631-521-0277.

    The Poetry Place, 58 Waverly Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772



    USA Saturday,May 10 at Morning

    National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

    Collect and bag non-perishable food items.
    Place them by your mailbox and letter carriers
    will pick them up and deliver them to a local food pantry.

    Fill a bag. Feed Families.

  • Mother Road

    Newtown, CT Saturday,May 10

    Country, Rock originals and interpretations
    (w/John Esposito (Disc & Dat)
    May 10th
    One Eyed Pig, 71 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
    (203) 270-0391

  • Aztec Two-Step

    Bridgeport, CT Saturday,May 10 at 8pm

    Music Under the Stars Concert Series

    The Discovery Museum

    Bursting on the scene in 1972, folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step

    became a staple of progressive FM and college radio with their

    self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA.

    Recording and touring non-stop since the ‘70s, Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman

    have accumulated over forty years of accolades.


    Their performance is part of a series where renowned artists and rising

    stars perform in the museum’s DuPont Planetarium. The audience is

    treated to thrilling acoustics and a magical, celestial display of

    galaxies and light in the full dome planetarium.


    4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604

    (203) 372-3521



    Brookfield, CT Saturday,May 10

    Saturday, May 10th at:
    189 Sports Cafe. 189 Federal Road Brookfield , CT 06804.
    (Across from Costco)



    New Haven, CT Tuesday,May 6 to Wednesday,May 7

    Today and tomorrow, May 6th & 7th
    Your donation will make WPKN-FM eligible for
    additional funds from the Community Foundation
    for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation.

    Every little big helps!

    Your gift of $25 can help us remain sustainable
    and bring the unique programming mix to New Haven
    that we have been known for- over more than 50 years!.

    But you have to act fast.

    The Great Give will be over tomorrow at 8pm!
    Make your donation here:

  • Opening- “Over there”

    Washington, CT Sunday,May 4 at 1-3pm

    “Over There: Washington and The Great War”

    Opens Sunday May 4, with a reception from 1-3pm.

    Admission to the exhibit is free

    The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of

    WWI (this year) and shares the dramatic stories

    of Washington CT’s residents in the war years.

    WWI themed programs scheduled thru the year.

    The exhibit on view until Jan. 18th, 2015.

    Gunn Memorial Museum, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT

    860-868-7756 www.gunnlibrary.org


  • Dogwood Festival

    Fairfield, CT Friday,May 2 to Sunday,May 4

    Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
    Admission: Free

    Thousands of dogwoods usher in CT’s spring season.
    Events include Friday luncheon, Saturday evening barbecue and
    dance, children’s crafts and games, Dogwood Dash (2-mile fun run).
    Dogwood Mini-Dash (for young dashers 2-7 year olds), walking tour,
    art show, juried craft show, plant and garden boutique, concerts in the sancturary.

    In 1938, after a weekend visit to CT, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt writes
    in her “My Day” column: (there) “is an avenue of pink and white dogwood
    on Greenfield Hill such as I have never seen anywhere else in this country.”

    Handicap accessible

    Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
    1045 Old Academy Rd.
    Fairfield, CT06430

    (203) 259-5596


    Ridgefield, CT Saturday,May 3 to Sunday,May 4

    Ridgefield Gone Country Barbeque Festival
    Community Center, Ridgefield, CT
    Saturday, 11am-9pm
    Sunday, 11am-5pm

    The Streets of Ridgefield will be filled with the sights and smells of award-winning

    pit smoking, and authentic BBQ as the Ridgefield Rotary and Community Center

    host the NEBS and KCBS barbeque contests.

    Games, live music, lots of food, rides, vendors

    $10 adults, $5 students, under 12 free

    316 Main St, Ridgefield, CT


  • Seeger songs w/George Mann

    Bayshore, NY Saturday,May 3 at 7:30pm

    A night to honor and remember Pete Seeger with
    George Mann

    Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk

    Folksinger and activist Pete Seeger died in January at the age of 94.
    The UUSSS is hosting an evening of music, stories and songs of peace,
    struggle and triumph over adversity, featuring songs Pete Seeger
    wrote and made popular. George Mann performed with Pete several
    times and Pete narrated “The Almanac Trail,” a CD George produced
    with Rik Palieri last year that honors the labor songs of
    Pete’s first group, “The Almanac Singers.”

    Suggested donation $5 -$10
    All welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds!
    Atendees invited to bring a song, poem, or story to share with the audience.

    For more info: 631-902-2173

    UUSSS, 28 Brentwood Road, Bayshore, NY

  • Cinefest Student Film Fest

    Fairfield U. Friday,May 2 at 6:30pm

    Fairfield University will present Cinefest 2014,

    a student film festival, on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at

    the University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

    This event is free and open to the public and will be preceded

     by a 6 p.m. pre-show event including light refreshments in

    the Quick Center lobby.


    Cinefest features student short films that have been accepted to

    be screened during the event. The evening also includes

    the presentation of 13 awards, including the

    Audience Choice Award, which will be presented after

    all the films have been screened, and live interviews

    with the student filmmakers.

    Peview of this year’s event: http://youtube/dK2cc5AwQ2A

  • WPKN Bluegrass & Roots Benefit

    Thursday,May 1

    (3rd Annual)

    Music by

    Lisa Furman & Friends; Good Night Blue Moon; Five in the Chamber

    Thursday, May 1st, 8 pm (doors at 7 pm)
    Acoustic Cafe – Bridgeport

    $15 at the door

    The Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.
    For more information on this event and others at the Acoustic Cafe,

    www.acousticafe.com or 203-335-3655.

  • Free Screening of “A Bronx Tale.”

    WestConn, Danbury, CT Wednesday,Apr 30 at 6:30pm

    Western CT State University
    “Substance Abuse Prevention Program” Presents

    (Robert DeNiro’s directorial debut)

    After the screening, actor from the film, Lillo Brancato will
    appear at a Q&A at the Midtown Campus Student Center and discuss how
    substance abuse and poor personal choices destroyed his life.
    Ira Joe Fisher, EMMY award winning TV journalist, will host the evening’s events.

    Admission is free and seats are on a first-come basis.

    Presented in partnership with “Choices” ,
    HVCasa – Housantonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse”
    and “MCCA” – “Help and Hope Overcoming Addictions.”

    Student Center Theater, 181 White St., Danbury, CT

  • Ali Ryerson Quintet

    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Apr 27

    Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield, CT
    6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Featured for almost a decade among the top jazz
    flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll,
    she is touring to promote her CD, “Con Brio!”.

    Ali Ryerson, flute
    Pete Levin, keyboards
    Mike DeMicco, guitar
    Mark Egan, bass
    Karl Latham, drums

    $22 cover charge (includes CT tix tax)

    Reservations:  203-438-8282



    Newington, CT Sunday,Apr 27 at 10am-5pm

    Sphinx Shriners Center, Newington, Ct

    30+ Dealers, Consignments, Free Parking, Door Prizes and Food

    Live clinics with:

     3:30 PM- JIM RILEY– Drummer & Band Leader, RASCAL FLATTS

    (‘Best Country Drummer’ 4 years running!, Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll)

    12 NOON- SHAWN PELTON, Drummer with Saturday Night Live-

    Live From Daryl’s House- Sheryl Crow – Rosanne Cash – Shawn Colvin-

    Bob Dylan – Bruce Springsteen – Rod Stewart

    Sphinx Shriners Center, 3066 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT 06111

    Admission – $15, Under 12 free, Active Military Free

    CTDRUMSHOW.com    (860) 523-1850

  • Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY Friday,Apr 25 at 9am-3:30pm

    23rd Annual

    “Sound Discoveries: Celebrating Long Island Sound’s Past & Charting
    its Future On the 400th Anniversary of Adriaen Block’s Voyages of Discovery”

    John Cronin is this years keynote speaker. As Time Magazine’s
    “Hero for the Planet,” John gained international attention as the
    Hudson Riverkeeper, has worked as a lobbyist, writer and filmaker
    and currently teaches as a senior fellow for environmental affairs at
    Pace Academy and is active in water policy reform.

    The conference is loaded with experts from the scientific, cultural
    and community fields. It will feature Long Island Sound advocates,
    agencies and particpation from the public to discuss the Long Island Sound’s
    past, present and future.   The objective is to prioritize goals and strategies
    for the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (“CCMP”).

    Iona College, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
    715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

    Conference Link


  • BENEFIT- “Give Back to Tony Rice”

    Saturday,Apr 19

    benefit concert
    Saturday, 7PM
    Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT.

    This concert is to raise money for legendary bluegrass guitarist
    and singer Tony Rice. Featuring Rob Ickes, Josh Williams,
    Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Luke Bulla, Tim Stafford,
    Jesse Brock, Cody Kilby, Dominick Leslie, and Sam Grisman.

    Rice lost his voice years ago to a condition called muscle tension
    dysphonia, but he kept performing, focusing on his guitar playing.
    Now, due to a crippling condition called Lateral Epicondylitis —
    an inflammation more commonly known as tennis elbow —
    the legend has been unable to perform.

    Tickets- $50 and $65


  • Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten

    Thursday,Jan 16 to Friday,Apr 18

    Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten
    January 16 – April 28, 2014

    Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten celebrates 10 musicians who have helped create our region’s musical legacy, including Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, The Remains, Leonard Bernstein, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth, Richard Rodgers, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Keith Richards, and Donna Summer.
    The exhibit will open January 16th (6-8PM) with a reception and roundtable discussion hosted by some of the region’s most talented performers, including: Chris Frantz, drummer for the Talking Heads, and Tom Tom Club, guitarist and Latin Pop icon Jose Feliciano, funk/disco legend, and producer Nile Rodgers, among others.
    Throughout the exhibition, explore the history of this region’s rich musical heritage through lectures, performances, and events presented with our community partner Fairfield Theatre Company.

    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824
    Tel: 203-259-1598
    Fax: 203-255-2716
    Open Daily 10AM – 4PM

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Hartford Saturday,Apr 12

    The Connecticut Sierra Club
    Trinity College, Cinestudio, Hartford
    Saturday, April 12th, Doors at 6:30PM, films at 7 PM.

    13 inspiring and adventurous films about: hydraulic fracturing,
    people who made a difference, rock climbing kids, and people
    who took a skiing accident and turned it into kayaking genius.

    Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 at the door
    if you join Sierra Club at the Fest
    Kids under 13: $5 in advance or at the door.
    (We want the kids to see something different!)

    For more information: www.connecticut.sierraclub.org
    Tickets at: action.sierraclub.org

  • Chris Coogan Quintet

    Milford, CT Saturday,Apr 12 at 8pm

    He has been called “A masterful pianist…” by the New York Times.

    The Milford Arts Council presents the Chris Coogan Quintet Saturday,
    April 12 at 8pm.  Chris Coogan, composer, performer, teacher,
    choir director and producer; is rooted in jazz and gospel traditions.
    Chris performs original and traditional music as a pianist and singer.
    His repertoire includes strait-ahead jazz, jazz fusion and boogie-woogie.

    The Quintet: John Mobilio, bass; Jim Clark, sax; Rex Denton, trumpet;
    Jim Royle, drums; Chris Coogan, piano and vocals

    Tickets are $25 ($20 MFAC members)
    Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford CT 06460
    For more information: 203.878.6647  www.milfordarts.org

  • LOW ANTHEM, Edmond Town Hall

    Friday,Apr 11

    Live at the Edmond Town Hall


    with Mark Barden and Alternate Universe

    Friday, April 11, Doors: 6:30 pm,  Show: 7pm

    Proceeds from Live at the Edmond Town Hall shows go towards

    improvement efforts at Newtown’s historic Edmond Town Hall.

    Profits from bar sales at the Low Anthem show will be donated to
    Brown Bird’s Dave Lamb to help him in his battle with leukemia.

    Edmond Town Hall –
    45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470,
    (203) 216-8207

    Ticket info- www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e31e682ed27876caabe464a41631c616

  • Vigil on Inequality

    Walmart, Danbury, CT Tuesday,Apr 8 at 6pm

    Tuesday, 6pm

    CT Citizen Action Group, CT Working Families, SEIU International,
    American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees,
    Occupy Danbury, CT MoveOn.org Councils and others will be
    holding Vigils for Inequality in towns across Connecticut.
    It’s a statewide day of action to highlight growing
    inequality in Connecticut. Events will be in cities and
    towns all over the state to demand action to create an economy
    that works for everyone, not just the rich.

    Walmart, 67 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810


  • Tom Pacheco

    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Mar 30 at 4pm

    Acoustic Celebration, 4pm.
    Temple Shearith Israel, Ridgefield, CT

    Tom Pacheco is a prolific songwriter, a poet who was influenced by
    the writers of the Beat Generation. Pacheco ‘s songs have been
    covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko,
    Ritchie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ruler, John Hall
    and dozens of European artists.

    Tickets-$20 in advance at www.acousticcelebration.org.
    $25 at the door of 46 peaceable St., Ridgefield, CT



  • New Haven Film Festival

    New Haven , CT Friday,Mar 28 to Saturday,Mar 29

    Downtown New Haven – All Events Close And Walkable
    Complimentary Guest Parking At Gateway CC
    More Than 100 Films & Two Parties.  16 Film &
    Television Industry Workshops, Panels & Keynote Address. 

    Sponsored By Sacred Heart University
    Film and Television Masters Program


  • ART SHOW- A Beautiful Crime

    Bridgeport, CT Friday,Mar 21

    Graffiti, Street and Pop Art Show
    Read’s Art Space
    Ground Floor Gallery
    1042 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT
    March 21 to May 2 (opening Friday March 21st, 5PM-10PM)

    The show features work by some of the most celebrated artists in
    the genre, including Jah, Dmitry Gubin, TERRIBLE T-KID 170, and many more.


  • Keb’ Mo’ at Norwalk Concert Hall

    Friday,Mar 21

    Doors open at 7PM, and the show starts at 8PM

    The modern standard bearer of Delta tradition,
    three time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ brings a big back beat,
    and an injection of soul to country blues.

    203-259-1036 & fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/keb-mo
    Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT  06851


    Friday,Mar 14


    StageOne, Fairfield Theatre

    Friday, Doors @ 6:30PM (pre-party and silent auction),

    Show @ 7:30PM

    203.259.1036 and


    Tickets $40
    Fairfield Theatre, 70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT 


  • Public Hearing On Common Core

    Wednesday,Mar 12

    Wednesday, March 12th, 12 PM, room 1E,

    Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

     Many parents, students, teachers, and administrators have concerns

    about the simultaneous implementation of the Common Core standards

    and new teacher evaluation methods. A number of bills were submitted

    to the Education Committee that would have changed these programs or

    at the very least call for accountability.

    CT Republicans recently submitted petitions forcing the committee to

    raise two bills – one delaying the implementation of the Common Core

    standards, and another forcing the adoption of the Performance Evaluation

    Advisory Council’s recommendations on teacher evaluations..


    For a general description of how to testify in front of the committee, click here.


    To read the full text the bill to delay the implementation of Common Core,

    House Bill No. 5078, click here.


    To read the full text the bill to enforce the recommended revisions

    to the teacher evaluation program, House Bill No. 5331, click here.


    Education Committee instructions for testifying:

    Written testimony will be accepted in Room 3100 of the LOB until 9:30 A.M.

    on the date of the hearing. Please submit 35 copies Sign-up for the hearing

    will begin at 8:30 A.M. in First Floor Atrium of the LOB, will be by Lottery,

    and will conclude at 9:30 A.M.


    All testimony will be available at http://cga.ct.gov/ed.

  • American ID Film Series- “Pollock”

    Monday,Mar 10

    “American Identity: Visions And Revisions” 

    Free Film Series

    Fairfield University


    A film seriessponsored by the American Studies Program

    at Fairfield University includes four films highlighting American

    history and culture. The series is free and open to the public. 

    The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Room

     of the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Each film

    will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty,

     who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

    The next film is:

    Monday, March 10 is Director Ed Harris’ “Pollock” (2000),

    with Oscar-winning Marcia Gay Harden opposite Harris

    in the starring role as American painter Jackson Pollock.

    Tuesday, April 8, “Milk” (2008) Directed by Gus Van Sant,

    the film features Oscar-winner Sean Penn as Harvey Milk,

    the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.

    For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at epetrino@fairfield.edu.


  • Film- “All The Labor: The Gourds”

    Thursday,Feb 27

    FREE  7pm, Thursday

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum & CTFF Film Series

    The Music at The Aldrich Exhibition:
    The relationship between music and visual art has been
    both sustained and profound.

    “All The Labor: The Gourds”
    wraps up the music film part of the program in the closing days
    of the exhibition.

    For nearly two decades, the Gourds have been the musical
    distillation of Austin itself: A label-defying, unpretentious,
    gregarious gang of friends whose primary motive is to have fun and
    create great music together. ALL THE LABOR captures The Gourds’
    enduring brotherhood and magnetic musicianship through candid
    conversations, raucous performances, on-tour media interviews
    and reflections and insight from friends and family.

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    Tel 203.438.4519

  • Band Together Motown

    Saturday,Feb 15

    7:45PM, doors open at 6:30PM.
    Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT.

    All proceeds will benefit Sterling House, and their programs to support the educational, and recreational needs of low income families and young people in Stratford, CT.

    This Motown Concert features Carole Sylvan, Tracy James, Soul Tempo, Bill Harris, Tim DeHuff, Steve Gaspar, Mike Marble, Jerry Vigorito, and Rob Fried.

    Ticket info: Patty Calabrese at 203-378-2606, ext 107, or email at pcalabrese@sterlinghousecc.org.


  • The Lifeguard (POSTPONED)

    Sunday,Feb 9


    Sunday, February 9th, 6:30pm,

    Presented by the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society

    It’s written and directed by former Ridgefield, CT resident, Liz Garcia.The film stars Kristen Bell, Joshua Harto (actor/producer), Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter), Martin Starr and Academy Award winner, Amy Madigan.

     In The Lifeguard, a former valedictorian quits her job as a reporter in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. At age 29, Leigh (Kristen Bell) decides, rather quickly and rather selfishly, to move back in with her parents. She is having an existential crisis and life just hasn’t turned out the way that she had hoped it would. “Dramedy” ensues.

     Q&A with writer/director Liz Garcia, actor/producer Joshua Harto, and producer Mike Landry

    Adults $10 • Seniors $7.50 • Students $5.00

    For information: ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

    The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877

  • Beatles- “IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY…”

    Friday,Feb 7 to Sunday,Feb 9

    Bay St. Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY
    Special weekend celebrating the arrival of THE BEATLES to America!

    Fri., Feb. 7  8 pm
    LEGENDS: THE BEATLES, a film by Joe Lauro. $15

    Sat., Feb. 8  8 pm
    CELEBRATING THE BEATLES , a concert with East End Musicians playing songs from The Beatles. $25 advance; $35 day of event. The evening is hosted by Cynthia Daniels (host of Monk Music Radio)

    Sun., Feb. 9  7 pm
    THE BEATLES ON ED SULLIVAN, watch the original 1964 show on the big screen! $5

    (FAB 4 FAN Pass that gives you access to all three nights for  $40)

    www.baystreet.org or 631-725-9500

    Bay St. Theatre, The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY, 11963

    Box Office (Tues. – Sat.,11am-5 pm)

  • Buskin and Batteau

    Sunday,Feb 9

    Acoustic Celebration, Ridgefield CT

    David Buskin and Robin Batteau will be back in Ridgefield
    performing for the Acoustic Celebration on Sunday, Feb 9 at 4p.m. 
    The duo, which actually consists of three, includes percussionist
    Marshall Rosenberg. They have been making music together
    since  the late 1970s.  While they spring from the folk tradition,
    today their music is more pop than folk, more lush than spare. 
    Both are master musicians apart from their songwriting abilities,
    David on keys and Robin on violin. The Washington Post describes
    them as “…an amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit.”

    Buskin & Batteau will be performing at Temple Shearith Israel,
    46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield .   

    $22 tickets are available online at www.acousticcelebration.org. 
    Remaining tickets at the door $25.



  • Band Together- “A Night In Funky Town!”

    Friday,Mar 7 to Friday,Feb 7



     6PM Cocktails/Silent Auction; 7PM Dinner and Music

    Rockin’ Around The Decades returns with “A Night In Funky Town!”
    at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport for a fun filled night with M.C., Fred Garrity, Jr.,
    great food and music by Band Together.

    Benefits The Center for Family Justice.  The Center provides free
    and confidential services to victims of Domestic Violence,
    Sexual Violence, and severe child sexual and/or physical abuse.

    Tickets- $75 Per Person. Cash bar.
    Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, CT

    Info-Sarah Lubarsky at 203-334-6154, ext. 31 for more information.




    Friday,Feb 7

    8PM to Midnight

    Presented by The FC Beat Magazine and The Factory Underground Studios

    Spectacle 3 celebrates a diversity of arts, and has food and, libations from area restaurants. This year, four live music acts: Edisun, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Karen Zimmer, and JPiFF, (plus DjGroove Seven spinning in the gallery all night), with dancing, and drawings for tickets to: FTC, The Capitol Theatre, and Ridgefield Playhouse. Also, pole performance by Work It Dance & Fitness, and Belly Dancing by Tava.

    Preview “A Beautiful Crime II,” an exhibit of works by some of the east coast’s most renowned street artists. The full show will open in March, at Read’s Art Space, 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT.

    Beautiful Spectacle III at F.U.S., 16 Isaac St Norwalk, CT 06850

    Ticket info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559464




    Thursday,Feb 6

    Thursday, 8PM
    The Ridgefield Playhouse

    In a career spanning four decades, Irish musical group Clannad has created a musical style that entwines traditional and modern elements with their native country’s past and future. The group has sold more than fifteen million records worldwide. Clannad has won awards including: a GRAMMY, a BAFTA, an Ivor Novello, and Billboard’s “World Song of the Year.”

    For information: ridgefieldplayhouse.org, or call 203-438-5795.

    The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield,  CT 06877


  • Amnesty, Human Rights Concert

    Wednesday,Feb 5

    Amnesty International
    Bringing Human Rights Home Concert

    Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY

    Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert
    at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will take place, Wednesday, February 5 at 8pm ET
    and features Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara,
    The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake – each will perform,
    with Madonna introducing members of Pussy Riot. Blondie, Bob Geldof,
    Yoko Ono and Susan Sarandon will be on hand. Expect more guests and surprises.
    Pre-taped video messages from Peter Gabriel and Sting will be shown as they
    pass the torch of human rights activism to a new generation of artist-activists.

    Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist
    organization with more than 3 million members in more than 150 countries
    campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates
    and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works
    to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.


  • Women’s Center- “Hearts of Hope” Breakfast

    Wednesday,Feb 5

     Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 AM

    (Snow date: Thursday, February 6th)

    Fox Hill Inn, 275 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT

    $25 per person, or $250 to host a table of 10

    Special Guest Speaker Cathy Bristow, founder & principal of NYC-based consulting firm BRIDGES, was the first woman, and African American Chief Union Negotiator, in the wine industry, and first African American woman to receive a Daughters of American Revolution Award.

    Tickets at: 203-731-5200, or www.wcogd.org

    The Women’s Center provides free and confidential services to prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions to thousands of women, children, and men annually.


  • Caravan of Thieves- Huntington Folk

    Saturday,Feb 1

    Saturday, Open Mike at 7:30PM – Performer at 8:30PM

    If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, New England’s Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories.

    General Admission $25
    Membership Admission $20

    First Saturday Concerts
    Congregational Church of Huntington
    (Wheelchair Accessible)
    30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY

    For more info: fmsh.org/events/event/caravan-of-thieves/, or call 631-425-2925


  • The Audio Video Experiment Film Festival

    Friday,Jan 31 to Saturday,Feb 1

    The University of Bridgeport’s Schelfault Gallery

    A first annual new media show presenting experimental film and video. This multimedia show features video and film running on many different screens; different formats of film, for approximately 3 to 4 hours or the duration of the event. Screens will be put up at different points of the room. Filmmakers can bring their films for an impromptu screening.

    Artists presenting include:

    * The Convent of the Sacred Heart Film Club, * DeMilio music,
    * Lisa Seidenberg * Rob Parkman, * Greg Catalano, * Doug Poger,
    * Luna Vigilo Productions Liquid Nitrate Films * NuMedia & you!

    Remaining Dates:
    Friday Jan. 31st 6PM-10PM
    Saturday Feb. 1st 6PM- 10PM

    The Schelfhaudt Gallery Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD)
    University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC)
    84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604
    RSVP: e-mail konsterlie@yahoo.com


  • Playwriting Contest

    Wednesday,Jan 1 to Friday,Jan 31

    Slant of Light Productions

    Slant of Light Productions is currently accepting submissions for its SNAPSHOTS Program Writing Contest. The winning pieces will receive a complete workshop of the piece within Slant of Light Productions, as well as a space in the 2013/2014 SNAPSHOTS Program, with it’s writer credited as playwright.

    “SNAPSHOTS” teaches students the value of a high self-worth. High self esteem in teens promotes emotional and physical safety by combatting dangerous personal behaviors and belief systems. They educate students about relevant social issues including eating disorders, domestic violence, bullying, sexuality, and drug abuse, providing snapshots of these epidemics in theatrical form.

    Submission Guidelines:

    • *submissions are accepted from ALL ages, we encourage high school, and college age students to submit pieces*

    • *they must be approximately 45 minutes in length*

    • *and they must explore specific social topics, focusing on elementary, middle, high school, or college age students*

    Please contact Stacy at: sruttenberg@soflproductions.org with any questions.

    Phone number: 203-605-5367
    Deadline: January 31


  • Author Max Blumenthal on Middle East

    Monday,Jan 27

    Monday,  5pm

    “Declining Prospects for Peace in the Middle East,”
    Central Connecticut State University,

    New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal, whose most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, was dubbed by Chris Hedges as “one of the most fearless and honest books ever written about Israel.” The event is free and open to the public.

    Founders Hall (inside Davidson Hall – Administrative Building)
    Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT


  • Texas Shorts

    Thursday,Jan 1 to Wednesday,Jan 22

    7pm, Wednesday
    “Texas Shorts Program II”
    TEXAS IS BIG, but the films are short!
    A selection of some the best short film projects funded by: The Austin Film Society, Texas Film Commission and The Houston Film Commission
    Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT

    Katrina’s Son– www.exodusfilmworks.com
    Love Bug (6:00 min., Hi-Def) www.candlerproductions.com
    Der Vater (The Father) (15:16 min., Canon 5D Mark 2)
    Mnemosyne Rising (20:08 min., 35mm)
    The Natural Order Of Things (31:49 min., RED ONE/4K)
    Never Do This (2:15 min., Hi-Def)  scottricefilms.com

    Bonus Short Film Made In CT
    Filmmaker: Cal Robertson
    Dog Ghost (13:00 min)
    Tickets For The Texas Shorts Program II: Gen Adm. $10.00

    Seniors & Students $8

    For upcoming monthly screenings: www.ctfilmfest.com/monthly
    www.bethelcinema.com or Visit The Box Office at 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT

  • Acoustic Celebration- Tim Grimm

    Sunday,Jan 19

    Tim Grimm from Indiana has toured and recorded with his friend,  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott,
    appeared with Harrison Ford in the film Clear and Present Danger,
    and has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry. His recording,
    The Back Fields was named Best Americana Album in 2006 at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Los Angeles. 

    Tim will perform along with Ben Bedford (www.BenBedford.com)  for the Acoustic Celebration, Sun. Jan 19 at 4:00 p.m. in North Hall of St. Stephen’s Church, 351 Main St, Ridgefield, CT.

    Tickets are $20 in advance at www.acousticcelebration.org.  $25 at the door.

  • WPKN Music on Film- Gram Parsons

    Monday,Jan 13

     WPKN Music on Film Series Presents:

    Gram Parsons Fallen Angel 

    The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

    On September 19, 1973, the musician and heir to a million-dollar fortune died under the influence of drugs and alcohol near his favorite place – the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Californian desert. As the founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, a member of the hit-making, legendary Byrds, an important influence on the Rolling Stones and the man who catapulted Emmylou Harris to fame, Gram Parsons made music history in only a few years.

    Mon 1/13Doors Open at 6:00pm, Show Starts at 7:00pm

    General Admission: $15

    The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604


  • “Live Magazine at the Falls”

    Sunday,Jan 12

    Derek Bolcer is with us at “Live Magazine at the Falls” at Cobb’s Mill on Sunday, January 12, 4pm. Derek is one helluva talented guy whose incantations on love and hurt and life are profoundly true and touching. He calls it “Slam” poetry. We call it, “Stop ad Listen” material. It will be an afternoon of stories, a staged play, a word game from “found art” and original music.  WPKN’s Richard Epstein will be making his first appearance on alto sax with Duncan Christy, who composed the original music and plays piano and guitar.

    Cobbs Mill, 12 Old Mill Rd., Weston, CT


  • Access Health CT- Bethel

    Wednesday,Jan 8

    MoveOn Civic Action

    Host: Mary L.

    Where: Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave (in Bethel, CT)

    When: Wednesday, January 8th, 4:00 PM

    What: Certified Assisters and Brokers from Access Health CT will be at Bethel Library 1/8/14 to answer your questions and help you enroll for the new health care insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Attendees can ensure that they get covered under the new health care law!

    Contact: Adult Services 203-794-8756 ext. 4



    Saturday,Nov 16 to Sunday,Dec 22

    Long Wharf Theatre will be a Toys for Tots drop-off center from now through December 22, 2013.

    Members of the community can drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes at Long Wharf Theatre, from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, or up until show time on performance days. Marines pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where they are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, the United States Marines, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

    Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT  06511

    Call: 203-787-4282, or visit: www.longwharf.org

    For information about the Toys for Tots program, visit: www.toysfortots.org


  • Film & Discussion “Our Children At Risk”

    Wednesday,Dec 11

    Wednesday, 7 PM

    Open to the public

    Milford Library, Milford,CT

    The Film’s focus is on toxic chemical exposures, such as pesticides, and the ill health effects to children, infants, and our environment. Dr. Jerry Silbert, trained in pathology, laboratory medicine, and environmental health, will facilitate the discussion.

    Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT  06460

    RSVP Joyce: soulprints@icloud.com



  • Cornwall Contra Dance

    Saturday,Dec 7

    Swing into the Holidays at the Cornwall Community Contra Dance on Saturday, December 7th, 7:00PM, at the Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, CT. Live old timey music from Still the Homegrown Band, with teaching and calling by Patricia Campbell. All ages welcome. No partner, OR experience necessary! A donation is requested to pay the caller. For information call Jane at: 860-672-6101.

    Town Hall, 26 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT  06753



    Sunday,Dec 1

    10 AM – 3 PM

    The Friends of Tarrywile are hosting their annual Artisan Craft Fair just in time for holiday shopping.

    Tarrywile Park is 537 acres of mostly dense forest and open fields, sprinkled with streams, ponds, and orchards. Tarrywile Mansion and Hearthstone Castle are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

    Entry Fee: $5

    Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT  06810

    Visit the Park



    Saturday,Nov 30

    Small Business Saturday is an American shopping “holiday” held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

    In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign. OK, it was conceived by a mega-multinational but, it’s still a good idea. A good day to buy from and support the small merchants in your community.



  • Music of Grappelli

    Sunday,Nov 24

    Sunday, November 24, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

    On November 24th, an homage to the music of Stephane Grappelli,
    jazz violin virtuoso. Along with Django Reinhardt, Grappelli
    founded The Quintette of the Hot Club de France, active from 1934 to 1948.

    Music of Grappelli is led by bassist Jon Burr (www.jonburr.com), who
    performed with the Stephane Grappelli Trio from 1986 through 1997.
    Joining him are Howard Alden (www.howardalden.com), who created and
    performed the guitar style of the Django Reinhardt in Woody Allen’s film,
    “Sweet and Low Down”; Jonathan Russell (www.jonathanjazz.net),
    jazz violinist and composer; and Bria Skonberg, the
    trumpeter/cornetist/vocalist, the Downbeat Rising Star of 2013.

    The first set begins at 6:30PM.

    $22 cover charge (includes CT tax)

    Sarah’s Wine Bar, 20 West Lane/Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    Reservations Recommended: 203-438-8282


    Saturday,Nov 23

    A Conversation with CHRISTINA CRAWFORD

    American Legend Series, Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT


    The Edgerton Center presents Surviving Mommie DearestA Conversation with Christina Crawford–  on the Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturday, November 23, 8pm.

    Christina Crawford, Joan Crawford’s daughter, will introduce her bio-pic film documentary, the after the screening she’ll return to the stage for a Q&A. Christina Crawford is an internationally recognized, best-selling author and advocate for adoption reform, the rights of women and children, and a pioneer in making family violence an issue of national concern.

    Tickets to the event are: $25- General Public, $15- Senior Citizens/Faculty/Staff, $10 – Students

    Ticket info: 203.371.7908 (Mondays through Fridays from noon-4pm), at box office of the Edgerton Center or Online at EdgertonCenter.org


  • Bridgeport PAL Christmas Village

    Saturday,Dec 7 to Saturday,Nov 23

    A wonderland of beautiful Christmas trees, animated Christmas scenes and visit with Santa Claus.

    Open Dec. 7th – Dec. 23rd   from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. daily

    Special Opening Day Event

    Holiday Parade for children ages 11 and under

    Saturday, December 7th at 12:30 p.m. with

    Registration from 10:30 a.m. to noon

    *Wear a costume* Make a Float* Prizes*

    Infants and children to age 11 will receive a gift from Santa

    Admission – $2.00 per person    Photo with Santa – $10.00


    For more information:

    Bridgeport Police Activities League  

    7 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611


     Email: paltrumbull@aol.com


    Friday,Nov 22

    The Milford Arts Council presents vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina.
    Her music crosses cultures, creeds and continents.  Jocelyn’s original music fuses 
    elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, funk grooves 
    and adventurous improvisations delivered through compelling lyrics and a distinct sound.
     For more information on Jocelyn visit www.jocelynmedina.com
    Tickets $25 ($20 MFAC members)
    Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford CT 06460
    203.878.6647  www.milfordarts.org 
  • FILM: “Brilliant Mistakes”

    Wednesday,Nov 20

    7pm Wednesday

    Directed & Produced In CT

    Film, Q&A and After Party

    Marcus Wright (Daniel Dambroff), a young English teacher from a quiet New England town is in love with Gabby (Elise McNamara). In a strange twist of fait, their lives are ripped apart by tragic events, spiraling Marcus’s life out of control. He stumbles into a new friendship with a young author named Elliot.  Marcus and Elliot are drawn together at a support group where they are forced to meet the realities of their own personal tragedies. Here, they forge a strong kinship, neither of them knowing they each share a connection much closer than they realize.

    Tickets: $15. Film, Q&A and Party, $10. Film Only

    Bethel Cinema 269 Greenwood Ave Bethel 06801

    Tickets: 203-778-3100   www.bethelcinema.com


  • “America’s Music”: Film History Series

    Monday,Nov 18

    Fairfield University invites the public to “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,” a series of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions on 20th century American popular music at the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Events are free and open to the public.

    Designed for a general audience, “America’s Music” will introduce genres of American popular music that are deeply connected to the history, culture, and geography of the United States. 

    Each hour-long session focuses on a uniquely American genre, including Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and hip hop. They will take place in the Library’s MultiMedia Room.

    • Monday, November 18, 7:30 p.m. – Laura Nash, Ph.D., professor of music, will present Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop.
    • Monday, November 25, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Nash will introduce Country and Bluegrass.
    • Monday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. – Brian Torff, director of the Music Program, will present Swing Jazz.
    • Monday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Torff will discuss Rock.

    For more information, contact University Librarian Joan Overfield at: jtoverfield@fairfield.edu or Dr. Nash at: lnash@fairfield.edu.



    Saturday,Nov 16

    with Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown
    Quick Center for Arts

    Saturday, 8 pm

    7:15 p.m. – Pre-performance discussion with Brian Torff, Fairfield University professor of music

    World Blues is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence, as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin.

    Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening will also feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock-and-roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, a New Zealand-based band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal.

    Quick Center for Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824

    $45, 40, 35




    Friday,Nov 15


    The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society presents “Casting By,”.  The feature documentary, puts the spotlight on the casting director and takes us on a fast-paced journey through the last 50 years of Hollywood history.

    “Casting By” received awards at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the 2012 New York Film Festival and the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2013 Sebastapol Film Festival. 

     The documentary includes interviews with major casting directors including: Gretchen RennellAmanda MackeyLynn Stalmaster, Marion Dougherty and many of the actors they discovered: Dustin HoffmanJeff BridgesRobert DuvallClint EastwoodDiane LaneRobert RedfordGlenn CloseAl Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep.

    At the Q&A following the screening, producer/director Tom Donohue, editor Jill Schweitzer, executive producer John Balis, and casting director Gretchen Rennell, will discuss the importance of the casting director in filmmaking.

    Information: ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

    The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877.


  • Gypsy Jazz with Swing de Jour

    Friday,Nov 15

    (the fabulous 4-some)

    Howie Bujese- violin

    Norman Plankey- rhythm  guitar

    Larry Urbon- guitar

    Eric Van Leer- Bass

    Fairhaven Furniture/River Street Gallery

    Friday, Nov 15th, 7pm

    72 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, Connecticut 06513

    800 404 4754



  • Author Event-“Lincoln in the World”

    Tuesday,Nov 12

    Books on the Common and the Ridgefield Library are pleased to host another evening In a series featuring distinguished Ridgefield High School graduates.  This Tuesday the speaker will be Kevin Peraino who, after reporting for Newsweek all over the Middle East for more than a decade, turned his efforts to historical scholarship—focusing on Lincoln.  He will discuss and read from his recently published book “Lincoln in the World” which reveals how Lincoln dealt with  several major foreign policy goals despite being direly pressed by domestic matters.

     The event will begin at 7:30 at the temporary headquarters of the Ridgefield Library.  Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for signing by the author.

    Ridgefield Library, 21 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877


  • Benefit Concert for Black Rock School and Sandy Hook Promise

    Sunday,Nov 10


    Amber & G

    Boulevard Swing

    The Bobby Paltauf Band

    Sunday, November 10th 4pm.

    Donation- $10, $5 (under 12)

    (Note: Those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

    The Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. 

     Information on this event and others at the Acoustic Café:
    www.acousticafe.com or  203-335-3655.



    Thursday,Nov 7 to Sunday,Nov 10

    (See the WPKN Home page (www.wpkn.org) for links and more information)



  • North Fork Audubon Society Holiday Celebration

    Sunday,Dec 8 to Friday,Nov 8

    Sunday, 4-7 Pm

    Founders Landing, Terry La. At Hobart Rd., Southold, NY
    $35 Per Person

    Buffet Dinner, Dessert And Coffee (BYOB)

    Live music, silent auction and our traditional game of ”Jepbirdy”

    Please RSVP By December 1, 2013.
    Contact: info@northforkaudubon.org or


  • Film- Good Old Freda

    Friday,Nov 8

    7:30 pm

    Danbury Palace, Danbury CT


    50 years ago, a shy Liverpudlian named Freda Kelly was asked to work for young local band who were hoping to make it big. Although she had no idea how far they would go, Freda had faith in them.  In GOOD OL’FREDA, Freda shares her insider’s perspective on the Beatles… the band that changed the world.


    All Tickets $12

    The Palace Danbury 165 Main Street  Danbury Ct  06810  


    http://www.thepalacedanbury.com/ or (203) 794-9944


  • Band Together- Country & Southern Soul

    Friday,Nov 8


    7:30pm, Fairfield Theatre Company


    All proceeds will benefit Connecticut Challenge in Fairfield CT http://www.ctchallenge.org and their programs to support cancer survivors.  


    The concert of Country & Southern Soul  features: 

    Christine Ohlman, Laura Merrill, Eric Bleile, PJ Pacifico, Scott White, Ada Pasternak, Tyger MacNeal, Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried.   


    Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield

    Tickets info: (which are $29) 

    http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org/ or 203-259-1036


    www.bandtogether ct.com


  • Greg Trooper- acousticelebration

    Sunday,Nov 3

     Greg Trooper will sing his own songs when he makes his first appearance in ridgefield at the acousticelebration on Sunday, nov 3 at 4pm. The concert takes place in the intimate library of temple Shearith Israel located at 46 peaceable st. , Ridgefield, CT.

    Greg Trooper’s eleventh album, “Upside-Down Town” was released in 2011 to widespread kudos. His songs have been recorded by Steve Earle, Vince gill, Billy Bragg and many others.  His music is a combination of roots rock and Americana with bluesy overtones influenced by the sounds of Memphis, greenwich village and Nashville.


    Tickets are $18 in advance at www.acousticcelebration.org .



  • Free State-Sponsored Forum : Long-Term Care Insurance

    North Haven Tuesday,Nov 12 to Saturday,Oct 12

    Free State-Sponsored Forum

    on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning

    You can learn about planning for future long-term care costs at the public forum, The Missing Link in Retirement Planning – Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.  It will be held November 12th , 6pm, at the North Haven Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven.

    The State of Connecticut and the South Central CT Area Agency on Aging, will present this free, two-hour session.  The program is open to the general public.  No insurance sales will take place.

    Attendees will gain a better understanding of: (1) the risks and costs of nursing home and home care and why it’s important to consider these factors in retirement planning; (2) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance; and (3) the State’s innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. 

    The forum will benefit those between 40 and 65 years of age that have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home).

    You can register for this forum on long-term care insurance at 1-800-547-3443 or visit www.ctpartnership.org.

  • José Feliciano

    Saturday,Sep 28

    8 p.m., Saturday

    Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

    International superstar José Feliciano performs at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 28, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

    José Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the doors for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry. He’s been awarded over forty-five Gold and Platinum records; he has won nineteen Grammy nominations, earning nine Grammy Awards, including the LARAS Award for Lifetime Achievement. WPKN (89.5 FM) is a media partner. Tickets are $75, $65, and $55.

     Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office.

     The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University

    1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT.

     For further information and directions:l (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, ort www.quickcenter.com

  • St. Vincent Farm Stand- B’port, CT NOON-4PM

    Tuesday,Sep 24

    Every Tuesday, July-October, 12pm-4pm.
    07/09 To 10/29

    Located in main entrance of St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    (2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT)

    Info- 203-226-1112, Email-Leah@wholesomewave.org

    WIC and SNAP accepted at double value (spend $5 in SNAP, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, WIC or Senior Farmers market Nutrition Program checks, and get $10 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables). Debit and Credit also accepted.



    Thursday,Sep 19 to Sunday,Sep 22


    THURSDAY, September 19, 7PM
    A Benefit Performance for HealingNewtown

    Walnut Hill Community Church – 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel, CT


    FRIDAY, September 20, 7PM

    Rooster Ball

    The Music Tent – Newtown Arts Festival – Fairfield Hills, Newtown, CT


    Newtown’s newest tradition under the big tent at the Arts Festival’s

    Fairfield Hills site on Trades Lane. Cocktails (get it), dinner, and dancing

    to the music of Eugene Dobb’s Nu Cullers band.

    Come dance the night away and celebrate the arts!


    Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm


    Fairfield Hills, Newtown, CT


    The Newtown Arts Festival offers a diverse selection of artistic presentations and learning opportunities in an effort to connect the community with the artists that live among them.  Many demonstations, workshops and family activities.


  • Band Together: Motown Concert

    Saturday,Sep 21

    8pm – 11pm
    The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

    Band Together is back again and will be performing
    in concert to support the Cardinal Shehan Center’s
    After School and Sunday Program.
    Show’s theme: Motown!
    General: $35
    Doors open at 7:00pm with pre-party and
    complimentary wine bar.




    Thursday,Sep 19

    The Municipal Center Community Marketplace & Farmer’s Market is held every Thursday (rain or shine) from 4pm to 7pm. on the lawn of the Municipal Center.   June through September.  You can make Thursday evenings your downtown night by shopping the market, dining at the market or downtown at any of our eating establishments, enjoy music or other activities each week.

    Interested in becoming a vendor? Email Contact: FarmersMarket@bethel-ct.gov

    C.J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801   

    Market Coordinator:  Dionne Craig
    Email: farmersmarket@bethel-ct.gov

    Questions: 203-794-8501

  • Westport Farmers Market 10AM-2PM

    Thursday,Sep 19

    Thursdays, 10am-2pm
    May 30-Nov. 7
    50 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
    (by the Library)


  • East Side Farm Stand, B’port 10am-2pm

    Wednesday,Sep 18

    07/10 To 10/30
    Every Wednesday, July-October, 10am-2pm

    752 East Main St., Bridgeport, CT

    info.: 203-226-1112 or wholesomewave.org

    WIC and SNAP accepted at double value (spend $5 in SNAP, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, WIC or Senior Farmers market Nutrition Program checks, and get $10 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables).

    Debit and Credit also accepted.


    Saturday,Sep 7

    A Record Fair and Sale

    LPs, CDs and Memorabilia

    Fairfield Theatre Company Annex, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT.

    Early Bird hours– 8 to 10am with $20 admission for hardcore collectors.

    The show opens at 10 and runs ‘til 5:30pm. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free.

    We’re expecting the regions top vendors. WPKN has roughly 1000 LP’s and CDs to sell, including a private gift of near mint collectable LP’s that are valued at around $10,000. 

    Vendors- there  tables are still available but get in touch now to insure a spot!

    There’ll be music by PKN programmers, gourmet food trucks, a vintage clothing vendor and many special guests at the WPKN booth: Chris & Tina Weymouth  from the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Hilton Valentine from The Animals, Rusty Ford of Lothar & the Hand People, Charlie Karp a member of the Buddy Miles Express and others.

    The FTC Annex is an easy walk to the MetroNorth train Station and unlimited, free weekend parking.

    Check out wpkn.org  for information, news and updates on WPKN’s MUSIC MASH 2013. 


    Sunday,Sep 1

    Sat, August 31st- September 1st, 11am – 9pm
    Levitt Pavilion, Jesup Green, Westport, CT 06880

    Sunday, 9/1

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Petey Hop
    12:40 PM-1:40 PM: Murali Coryell
    1:50 PM-2:50 PM: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
    3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Debbie Davies featuring Crispin Cioe from the Uptown       Horns
    5:35 PM-6:50 PM: The London Souls
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Cactus



  • BLUES VIEWS & BBQ- Levitt Pavilion – Westport CT

    Levitt Pavillion, Westport CT Saturday,Aug 31 at 7 pm to 8:30 p.m.

    Sat, August 31st- September 1st, 11am – 9pm
    Jesup Green, Westport, CT 06880

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Paul Gabriel
    1:50 PM-3:00 PM: Clarence Spady
    3:10 PM-4:25 PM: Sugar Ray Norcia & The Bluetones
    4:35 PM-5:50 PM: Stooges Brass Band
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
    7:45 PM-9:15 PM: Royal Southern Brotherhood



  • CHIRP- Los Texmaniacs

    Thursday,Aug 29

    (Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks)
    2013 Concerts
    Free Concerts * 7:00 P.M. * Ballard Park
    Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Picnic and blanket recommended
    Thurs. Aug. 29: Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs


    On concert days call 203 431-2760 after 4:00p.m. to confirm location if weather is “iffy”


  • Dena DeRose Piano Trio

    Sunday,Aug 25

    Sunday, August 25, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Dena DeRose Piano Trio
    Martin Wind, bass
    Matt Wilson, drums

    cover charge  and minimum food and drink

    Bernard’s, 20 West Lane /Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    Reservations Recommended

  • Drive In Movie (Finding Nemo) at Trinity Church in Southport

    Trinity Episcopal Chruch, Southport, CT Saturday,Aug 24 at 7:30 P.M.
    Neighbors Welcome to Watch “Finding Nemo” Under the Stars at Free,
    End-of-Summer Get-Together
      Back by popular demand, Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport is one again hosting an old-fashioned “drive-in” movie with a free showing of the Disney/Pixar family classic “Finding Nemo” under the stars on Saturday night, August 24th, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
        Residents of Fairfield, Southport and the surrounding area are welcome to attend the drive-in, which will be held in Trinity’s spacious parking lot on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street.  No affiliation with the Church is required.
    Timed at the end of the summer and just before school starts, this free event marks the second time that Trinity will be holding this community-wide event.  The movie, which will appear on two giant screens outdoors, tells the story of the over-protective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his abducted son Nemo (Alexander Gould) all the way to Sydney Harbour. The film received universal critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated in three more categories including Best Original Screenplay.  A sequel is currently in development, set to be released in November 2015.
        “ Our first Drive-In Movie Night last year was fantastic,” said Dawn Stegelmann, Associate Rector at Trinity Church. “It brought people — and classic car models — in our community together in a good old-fashioned style with a beloved family movie for all ages. This year’s event builds on that success and gives our neighbors even more reasons to come out and celebrate the end of summer as a community.”
         Trinity is partnering together with local community businesses to make the evening a success – from the pizza to the popcorn to the soda and ice cream and even the film.  Bring your pick-up or pack the kids up in the station-wagon, minivan, or car. Don’t forget a few lawn chairs and maybe a blanket or two for some old-fashioned fun the whole family can enjoy!
         The summer, drive-in movie is part of a series of community events sponsored by Trinity called, “Southport Sound and Vision.” Additional events will be announced in the weeks ahead. 
    About Trinity Episcopal Church
    Trinity Church has been a center of worship and Christian community since 1724. Trinity offers many occasions when parishioners of all ages come together as a community for fellowship and friendship. Our Community is about what we do and what we offer that benefits not only our Trinity community but also the community at large. Trinity welcomes all people: our doors are open every day, all day, for prayer and rest.
  • MC LEVY CONCERTS- Orquesta Afinke

    Thursday,Aug 22

    6pm to 8pm – McLevy Green Bridgeport – through Aug. 29

    McLevy Green (between Bank St. & State St.), Downtown Bridgeport, CT ·

    Aug. 22 – Orquesta Afinke (Latin dance / Salsa)


    Aug. 29 – Lovewhip (high energy dance)


  • Fairfield Summer Concerts- Big Beat Oldies

    Sherman Park in Fairfield. Thursday,Jul 11 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.



    Fairfield Summer Concert Series 2013 presents an evening of Big Beat Oldies at the Sherman Green Gazebo. Don’t miss it!

  • Fairfield Summer Concerts present GUNSMOKE

    Sherman Green downtown Fairfield Wednesday,Jul 10 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.



    Fairfield Summer Concert Series 2013 presents GUNSMOKE.  Enjoy an evening of country music in the park.

  • Ray & Jay’s Music for All at the Levitt Pavilion

    Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT Wednesday,Jul 10 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    A fun program for everyone with lots of fun music!


    Darien High School on High School Lane Saturday,Jun 29 at 7:30 p.m.

    The Darien Arts Center will be holding its second annual Darien’s Got Talent event on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Darien High School on High School Lane in Darien. Twenty contestants will compete for cash prizes and the chance to get discovered!

    This is a fund-raising event for the Darien Arts Center. This nonprofit organization offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre, and music, as well as productions from its performing arts wing, DAC Stage. Proceeds from the event, as well as private donations, tuition fees, and ticket sales, go toward funding these creative endeavors and help to continue the ongoing efforts of the DAC.

    Darien Arts Center
    2 Renshaw Road
    Darien, CT 06820

  • The Buttonwood Tree

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT Friday,May 24

    North End Arts Rising, Inc. (NEAR) is a nonprofit arts organization located in the Historic North End Arts District of Middletown. Known as The Buttonwood Tree (TBT), we serve the community by providing unique arts programming in the areas of visual art, music, poetry, dance, film and more. Check out the Events Calendar and list of upcoming events to find out who’s playing when, and to reserve your seat. Some events fill up fast, so don’t delay!

    More info at: buttonwood.org or call at 860-347-4957.