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  • BLUES LEGENDS: 1920s – 1970s – Cinema Arts Centre

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY 11743 Tuesday,Sep 8 at 7:30pm

    This program will feature an assortment of blues legends and pioneers from the earliest days of Bessie Smith , John Lee Hooker, Son House, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Ida Cox, Pops Staples, Memphis Minnie, and more.


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


  • Michael Dooling Lecture- Bridgeport Public Main Library-Burroughs & Saden Branch

    3:30 PM Saturday,Sep 12 at 2:00 PM

    Michael Dooling is a museum archivist and former news librarian. He has researched the life of Aaron Wood since 1989, when he acquired Aaron’s journal from his first voyage on the Monarch of the Sea.

    In 1854, Aaron H. Wood from Swansea, Massachusetts left the comfort of his family and farm and embarked on a lifetime journey. With William R. Gardner as master of the new clipper ship Monarch of the Sea, Aaron’s maiden voyage brought him to the Black Sea at the height of the Crimean War. In his handwritten journal Aaron described life aboard ship, the Crimean battlefields, and a naval assault that used shell guns and iron-sided vessels for the first time.

    Michael Dooling has written two articles based on his research for The Log of Mystic Seaport and Naval History.


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

  • FILM: Like Sunday, Like Rain

    Sunday,Sep 13

    The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society 

    Director’s Cut Film Series” presents

    Like Sunday, Like Rain 

    Sunday, September 13th at 7:30pm

    Written and directed by Frank Whaley

    Cast: Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, Billy Joe Armstrong and introducing Julian Shatkin.

    Like Sunday, Like Rain is a coming of age story, between a live-in au pere and a 12-year-old skeptical musical prodigy. 

    Writer/Director Frank Whaley will be on hand at the Q&A after the screening.


    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    info: 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org

  • Karen Skolfield – The Poetry Institute

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

    Karen Skolfield is an Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts.

    There will also be an open mic.


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

  • Digital Bookmobile National Tour- Bridgeport Public Library Burroughs – Saden Branch

    Burroughs - Saden 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Friday,Sep 18 at 11AM TO 5PM

    At this event, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.


    The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Bridgeport Public Library’s digital service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, and video.


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

  • Greek Fest 2015 – Pulaski Road Greenlawn

    Pulaski Road (across from the Waldbaum’s Shopping Center) Greenlawn NY Friday,Sep 18 to Sunday,Sep 20 at 11 am to 11 pm

    The festival will include authentic Greek grill, rides, games, music, Greek dancing and dancers, a flea market, and more.


    For more information, you can go to: www.stparaskevi.org or call: 631-261-7272.



  • Annual Harvest Festival- Paradise Green in Stratford

    Paradise Green in Stratford, CT. Sunday,Sep 27 at 10am-4pm
    The 38th Annual Harvest Festival will have professional crafters, live music, food, baked goods and more.


  • Sound & Vision Exhibition and Auction of imaginary album covers to benefit the Institute Library & WPKN FM

    847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510 Friday,Oct 2 to Saturday,Oct 31

    Sound & Vision is a visual playlist created by artists, in support of two of the region’s cultural venues: WPKN-FM, and The Institute Library. Each artist responded to a call to create an imaginary album cover.

    Artists are being asked to create works in an ‘LP album format’: 12″ by 12″ using words, images, or both. The works can either be imaginary album covers, or simply a work of art in a 12″ by 12″ format. Three-dimensional works should be displayed on an artist supplied pedestal no larger than 12″ by 12″.

    The exhibit will be on view at The Institute Library during the month of October. The entire event will culminate with a party, silent auction results, and live WPKN broadcast on Saturday, October 31st.

    Artists- deadline to RSVP interest in participating: September 15 to valrichardson@wpkn.org

    Artists- drop off dates  for the works at the Institute Library on Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th.
    posted works must be received not postmarked by this date