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  • Jewish Film Festival

    Sunday,Sep 15 to Monday,Sep 16

    A film festival to create greater cultural understanding, promote tolerance and understanding, and encourage artistic development and excellence by strengthening communities through the arts, and by provoking thought through film.

    There will be guest speakers, snacks and concessions.

    Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St North, Southbury, CT 06488

    Main Telephone: 203-267-3177
    www.jffwct.com

  • Golf Outing to Benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

    Bridgehampton, NY Monday,Sep 16 at 10:00 a.m.

    A golf outing to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center is taking place on Monday, September 16 at the Atlantic Golf Course in Bridgehampton. The driving range opens at 10:00 a.m., and tee time is at noon. There will be brunch, 18 holes of golf, open bar and dinner available, plus a silent auction. For more information, log on to: BHHCRC.org or call (917) 741-6257.

    At the Atlantic Golf Course, Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton

    BHCCRC.ORG
    OR call 917-741-6257

  • Rock The Sound

    Saturday,Sep 14

    Rock the Sound! A free live music, arts and educational festival

    https://www.facebook.com/events/seaside-park/rock-the-sound

    Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT

  • BRUBECK BROTHERS

    TARRYTOWN Friday,Sep 13 to Saturday,Sep 14 at 7 & 9:30PM

    Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—over a half-century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck.
    …featuring Chuck Lamb, piano, and Mike DeMicco, guitar!

    Jazz Forum Arts, 1 Dixon Ln., Tarrytown, NY

    jazzforumarts.org

  • OPENING- MELTED POTS/COOKED BOOKS

    New Haven Saturday,Sep 14 at 4-6PM

    Melted Pots and Cooked Books is the fall/winter exhibit at the Institute Library focusing on Melted Pots and Cooked Books is the fall/winter exhibit at the Institute Library focusing our collective shifting and intersecting food experiences. This exhibit features over 30 contributors from the community and will including artworks, utensils, photographs, textiles, videos, recipes, cookbooks, food-related objects and ephemera from all over the globe.

    Curated by Martha Wilette Lewis

    Opening Reception: 4-6 pm, September 14th

    Exhibit- Sept 14-Dec 14, 2019

    Institute Library, 847 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
    www.institutelibrary.org · (203) 562-4045

  • WESTONSTOCK

    Saturday,Sep 14 at 2-8PM

    Six Hours of Peace, Festivities and Music

    Sixties Music, Sixties Cars, Food & Family Fun

    In celebration of this year’s historic 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Weston Historical Society will host Westonstock,a six-hour music festival with a 60s car show, and kids crafts and activities on Saturday, September 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Coley Homestead at 104 Weston Road, Weston CT. Rain or Shine.

    https://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org/westonstock-2019/

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Opening Reception: Native People of the Eastern Woodlands: Art and Artifacts.

    300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901 Saturday,Sep 14 at 1:00 pm

    The Eastern Woodlands is a cultural area of the indigenous people of North America, consisting of tribes inhabiting the United States and Canada, east of the Mississippi.  Though their region was vast, the people of Eastern Woodland tribes lived in similar ways, and their art and artifacts are a reflection of their deep-rooted culture, still evident through their descendants. This exhibit of art, artifacts, carvings, portraits, and tribal dress of the Eastern Woodlands people celebrates the artistic skills they shared as a people. Exhibit curated by Jamie Reason. In our Grand Staas Gallery. Opening reception admission + light refreshments.

    More information available at: www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

  • GREEN WHEELS EXPO

    Saturday,Sep 14 at 10AM-2PM

    Fairfield Marks National Drive Electric Week with “Green Wheels Expo” on Sept. 14

    The event will include cars, bikes, motorcycles, boats and buses for the public to have a fun, informative look at the growing impact and appeal of “emissions-free” transportation. The free, fifth annual event will bring together local car dealers, electric car club members, and EV owners from Connecticut and throughout the Tri-state region to display the current state of the technology. The “Green Wheels Expo” will also will feature exhibits on the environmental benefits of carpooling and bike sharing, mass transportation, and biking, hiking and walking.

    140 Mill Plain Rd., Fairfield, CT (at the small commuter parking lot)

    https://www.fairfieldct.org/news/?FeedID=2870

  • LONG-TERM CARE & RETIREMENT

    Norwalk Public Library Wednesday,Oct 9 to Monday,Sep 9 at 6PM, DOORS @ 5:30

    Free State-Sponsored Forum
    on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning

    How to plan for future long-term care costs.“The Missing Link in Retirement Planning – Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.” For those who are 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home). The State of CT and the Norwalk Public Library, will present this FREE session.

    (1) the State’s innovative program, The Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to long-range financial security;

    (2) the risks and costs associated with nursing home and home care use and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning; and

    (3) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance.

    To register: 1-800-547-3443 or www.ctpartnership.org and click on the Public Forum link.

  • JEWISH FILM FEST

    Sunday,Sep 8 to Monday,Sep 9

    A film festival to create greater cultural understanding, promote tolerance and understanding, and encourage artistic development and excellence by strengthening communities through the arts, and by provoking thought through film.

    Opening reception (Sunday 9/8) with guest speakers, live entertainment and snacks and concessions.

    Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St North, Southbury, CT 06488

    Main Telephone: 203-267-3177
    www.jffwct.com

  • STRATFORD ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL

    Friday,Sep 6 to Sunday,Sep 8

    “The Phoenix Season: Art from the Ashes”.

    From September 6th through September 8th, the Shakespeare property will be transformed into a multi-media music, theater, arts and community festival, all with a focus on local Stratford arts and culture.
    The weekend-long event will include art installations, an artisans village, historical walks, food trucks, and Will’s pub/lounge area. In addition, three stages will be located on site: a main stage for theatrical performances, a music stage for local musicians, and a children’s stage. The event will also host the unveiling of an outdoor art exhibit constructed from remnants of the Shakespeare Theater.

    Location: Shakespeare Theater Site, 320 Shore Rd, Stratford, CT 06615

    http://www.townofstratford.com

    StratfordPhoenix.com

  • Ridgefield jazz/funk/blues Weekend

    Thursday,Sep 5 to Sunday,Sep 8

    A four-day event in Ridgefield, CT. Throughout the weekend, a lineup of jazz, funk, and blues artists will perform all over town.

    Thursday, Sep 5- Fairfield Counts – CHIRP (Concert Happenings in Ridgefield Parks), Ballard Park 7-8 p.m. FREE. No registration.

    Friday, Sep 6- Ike Sturm – The Aldrich Museum – 3-4 p.m. FREE. No registration.
    Friday, Sept. 6 Jane Monheit – The Ridgefield Playhouse 8-10 p.m.

    Saturday, Sep 7- Litchfield Jazz Camp -Town Hall- 12:30-3:30pm FREE. No registration.
    Saturday- Carlos Manuel Gomez Quartet – Ridgefield Library 4-5pm. FREE, Please register.
    Saturday- Jazz Vespers St. Stephen’s, 5:30 pm- A jazz-and-funk infused vesper service FREE. No registration.
    Saturday- Mavis Staples – The Ridgefield Playhouse 8-10pm

    Sunday, Sep 8- Brian Butler Quartet – The Lounsbury House 2-4 p.m. The Brian Butler Quartet is a straight-ahead jazz group featuring the wonderful singer Noreen Mola.

    https://www.jazzfunk.org/

  • CT FOLK FEST & GREEN EXPO

    Saturday,Sep 7 at 11AM to 10PM

    The Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo is a full-day celebration in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. The event includes music from across the region, food and vendors, plus fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids Activities area. The Festival/Expo is dedicated to creating a festival experience with an emphasis on sustainability and earth-friendly practices — including a zero waste plan and water fill stations.

    Free will suggested donation to continue CT Folk’s efforts.

    Songwriting Competition, Christine Sweeney, Susan Cattaneo, Quarter Horse, Jim Allyn Band, Amythyst Kiah Trio, Ghost of Paul Revere, Birds of Chicago, Donna the Buffalo

    Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St, Cliff St., New Haven, CT
    September 7 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

    https://ctfolk.com/ctfolkfest/

  • SciFi SHORTS FILM FEST

    Friday,Sep 6 at 8PM


    International Best Sci Fi Film Festival at The Palace Danbury.

    In Science Fiction the possibilities are endless and this festival gives audiences the opportunity to see short films from across the universe. The festival’s selection team watched over 1000 films and chose the best 7 shorts featuring films from Italy, Israel, Serbia, India, France, United Kingdom, and USA.

    The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury CT 06810

    (203) 794- 9944
    https://thepalacedanbury.com/best-sci-fi-international-film-festival/

  • Housatonic Museum of Art – Exhibit Opening: Close to the Line

    900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604 Thursday,Sep 5 at 6-7:30 p.m.

    Close to the Line: Mari Rantanen and Kirsten Reynolds, an investigation of geometric abstraction through a performative lens. Curated by Barbara O’Brien, the exhibition will be on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries at the Housatonic Museum Art September 5 – October 12, 2019. A reception with the artists and curator will be held on Thursday, September 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
     
    Close to the Line pairs paintings by Mari Rantanen (b. 1956, Finland) and sculptural installation by Kirsten Reynolds (b. 1972, United States). Paired for the first time, both artists utilize an ambitious, formal vocabulary of intense color relationships, and swooping, geometric line.

    More information available at: http://www2.housatonic.edu/artmuseum/

  • CHIRP- the fairfield counts

    Thursday,Sep 5 at 7PM

    The first event in this year’s Jazz, Funk and Blues Festival This 18 piece swing band plays the music of the big jazz bands of the 30’s and 40s, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and so much more.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • MARK TWAIN LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

    Friday,Aug 30 to Monday,Sep 2

    FREE ADMISSION

    Labor Day Weekend, August 30th to September 2nd
    Over 65,000 books for sale organized in 75 categories! Plus records, CDs and movies.

    Free parking and refreshments available for purchase.

    Friday: 9AM-6PM prices as marked
    Saturday: 10AM-4PM prices as marked
    Sunday: 10AM-4PM half price day
    Monday: 9AM-4PM $10 for a box full of books

    The Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding CT

    https://marktwainlibrary.org/fundraising/book-fair/

  • The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center – Robert Silverman/Bobo Lavorgna: 50th Anniversary Concert

    605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Saturday,Aug 31 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    An evening of original and traditional jazz & blues music, celebrating 50 years of friendship and musicianship. Pianist, trumpeter, vocalist, composer Robert Silverman was born in New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of the jazz studies department of the New England Conservatory of Music and did graduate work with Jimmy Heath at Queens College.

    More information available at:www.buttonwood.org

  • CHIRP- pine leaf boys

    Thursday,Aug 29 at 7PM

    Louisiana music with youthful exuberance, blending the sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp-Pop, Country, and Soul. The Boys have garnered one Grammy® award (2012 Best Regional Roots) and four Grammy® Nominations, as well as six invitations from the U.S. State Department to present their music to 23 countries throughout Europe and Asia.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: TBD

    chirpct.org

  • COMPOSTING CLASS

    Pequot Library Thursday,Aug 29 at 7PM

    Sustainable Fairfield Task Force member Mary Hogue and Fairfield resident Dan Martens as will demonstrate how to compost food scraps at home. Attendees will receive a free under-sink composting bin and sample composting bags and can also receive a 20% discount on a backyard composting bin that can be purchased at the Solid Waste and Recycling Dept.

    Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890

    https://www.pequotlibrary.org/event

  • CHIRP- marcia ball

    Tuesday,Aug 27 at 7PM

    Tues. Aug. 27: Marcia Ball- She is “the Queen of Gulf Coast party music…good time boogie and blues”. (Time Out Chicago) Rain venue:TBD

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: TBD

    http://marciaball.com/index.shtml

    chirpct.org

  • The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center – Anything Goes Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude

    605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Monday,Aug 26 at 7pm

    Sign up opens at 6:30pm, and the open mic starts at 7:00pm. From 8:00pm-8:15pm, we host Moments of Gratitude: Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!

    More information available at:www.buttonwood.org

  • BLACK ROCK PORCH FEST

    Saturday,Aug 24 at 1-8PM

    A wide variety of musicians and band play for free on the front porches of homes in this Bridgeport neighborhood. FUN!
    https://www.facebook.com/brporchfest/

  • CHIRP- johnny nicholas

    Thursday,Aug 22 at 7PM

    His music is full-spectrum Americana — a rich gumbo of not just blues, but cajun, swing, folk, and barrelhouse rock ’n’ roll.

    http://www.johnnynicholasblues.com
    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- sarah potenza (blues)

    Tuesday,Aug 20 at 7PM

    The Sarah Potenza Band – A top 20 selection of NBC’s 2015 The Voice. Subsequently in 2016 she released Monster of which Rolling Stone said, “Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound.”

    http://www.sarahpotenza.net

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: East Ridge Middle School

    chirpct.org

  • BRIDGEWATER COUNTRY FAIR

    Friday,Aug 16 to Sunday,Aug 18

    First, the Annual Bridgewater Fair Parade starts at 6:45 Friday evening. The parade features area Volunteer Fire Companies from CT and NY, carrying their colors and displaying their newest trucks as well as antique fire equipment. Marching bands, color guard, and many other attractions ring in the fair as they make their way down Main Street in Bridgewater.

    There’s a large variety of food tents throughout the fairgrounds: roast beef sandwiches, slowed cooked chicken, fresh buttery corn, tacos, ice cream, fried dough, BBQ, fried Oreos and many more. All of the food at the Bridgewater Fair is prepared and cooked by volunteer fireman and EMS members. The Fair is the main source of income for the BVFD.

    August 16-18: Friday 4pm – 11 pm, Saturday 8am – 11pm, Sunday 8am – 6pm
    100 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT

    http://www.bridgewaterfair.com/

  • CLEAR THE SHELTERS DAY

    Everywhere! Saturday,Aug 17

    Animal shelters nationwide are participating in Clear the Shelters Day Saturday, Aug. 17, to help find forever homes for cats and dogs.

    Hundreds of animal shelters across the country are participating in Clear the Shelters pet adoption events on Saturday, Aug. 17, to help find loving homes for animals that have been abandoned or surrendered to shelters.

    https://www.cleartheshelters.com/

  • Music for Montauk- Montauk Cty. Park’s 3rd House- Bach

    Montauk County Park’s Third House Saturday,Aug 17 at 6:30 p.m.

    “Bach & Co.,” featuring the festive and vibrant Cantata #51 “Jauchzett Gott in allen Landen.”

    Audiences are invited to bring a picnic to both concerts, which are family-friendly hour-long programs.

    The music begins at 6:30 p.m. and is timed to end just before sunset puts on a natural show of its own.

    http://www.27east.com/mobile/article.cfm//General-Interest-EH/603047/Musically-Inclined-in-Montauk

  • Music for Montauk  – Montauk Cty. Park’s 3rd House- Brahms

    Montauk County Park’s Third House Thursday,Aug 15 at 6:30pm

    “Brahms Gypsy Dances,” a program of fiery and passionate chamber music.

    The music begins at 6:30 p.m. and is timed to end just before sunset puts on a natural show of its own.

    http://www.27east.com/mobile/article.cfm//General-Interest-EH/603047/Musically-Inclined-in-Montauk

  • CHIRP- town mountain

    Thursday,Aug 15 at 7PM

    Town Mountain have made a name for themselves in bluegrass and roots circuits and have amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. Rolling Stone says Town Mountain brings “A fresh perspective on fast-fingered traditional bluegrass, with forays into rockabilly and old-school country.”

    http://www.townmountain.net

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse
    chirpct.org

  • KINKY BOOTS IN HD

    Friday,Aug 9 at 7:30PM

    The Grammy, Olivier and 6 x Tony, Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS is coming to the Plahouse’s big screen! After the screening hear a live talk back with the man who came up with the concept and wrote the book for the show, four-time Tony Award®-winner, Harvey Fierstein! He’ll talk about how he was inspired by the little-seen 2005 movie of the same title, “Kinky Boots” which was based on true events, and how his meeting with Cyndi Lauper after her 2010 performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse spawned this show about finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and transcending stereotypes.

    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT

    ridgefieldplayhouse.org 203-438-5795

  • CHIRP- brother brothers

    Thursday,Aug 1 at 7PM

    Adam and David Moss, identical twins carrying on the folk tradition for a new generation. Using minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism, and harmonies so natural they seem to blend into one voice, the siblings draw on the energy and creativity of Brooklyn, New York, though it was Peoria, Illinois where they grew up

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    http://www.thebrotherbrothersmusic.com
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP-cherish the ladies

    Tuesday,Jul 30 at 7PM

    Irish-American group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. They’ve toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 17 albums including a live recording, “An Irish Homecoming,”

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • DENI BONET

    Saturday,Jul 27 at 8PM SHOW

    Deni Bonet Soloing with the Danbury Music Center Summer Festival Orchestra.

    Deni will be soloing with the DMC Summer Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stephen Michael Smith. She’ll be performing several of her original songs, accompanied by a full symphony!

    Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811

  • Westside Reggae Festival

    Saturday,Jul 27 at Gates open at 1pm

    Featuring Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Yellowman and Etana.
    Also performing, K’reema, Hezron, Anthem Band and many more.
    Music, food and fun for the whole family.

    Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury CT
    www.ivesconcertpark.com/westside-reggae-festival

  • HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

    22 Iron Horse Blvd. Simsbury Friday,Jul 26 at 7:30 p.m.

    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is joined by rock band, Jeans ‘n Classics with lead vocalist Jean Meilleur to present an evening of hits that takes us from “Your Song” to “The Circle of Life” and beyond!

    This event is part of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival Series and will take place at:

    Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, CT
    Friday, July 26, 2019
    7:30 p.m.

    Rain date: July 27, 2019

    More information available at https://hartfordsymphony.org or at 860.987.5900

  • BOOK & BOTTLE: SAVING FIRE ISLAND FROM ROBERT MOSES: THE FIGHT FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Jul 25 at 6:00 p.m.

    This event is taking place at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum. To developer Robert Moses, the Fire Island coastline was ripe for the construction of a parkway. Standing up to those ambitions were the communities of Fire Island, unified in their love for their sun-washed sandy beaches and in their fight for federal protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. Author Christopher Verga will discuss their triumphant struggle, the subject of his most recent book. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes wine + cheese. RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100.

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 6:00 pm

    SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
    300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
    www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org
    Phone: 631-727-2881

  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY

    Saturday,Jul 20 at 9AM-2PM

    Household Hazardous Waste Regional Event
    Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield

    Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT

    Saturday, 9AM-2PM

    info@hrra.org or 203.775.4539

    https://hrra.org/household-hazardous-waste/

  • Blues on the Beach

    Saturday,Jul 20 at 12PM- 9:30PM

    This year’s lineup includes Funky Dawgs, Chris D’Amato, Alpaca Gnomes, Evan Goodrow and Da Band.

    Residents must have a valid beach sticker to park at the beach. Non-residents will be charged $20 to park. Parking is also available at the Army Engine Plant – South Parking Lot directly off of Main Street. A pickup and drop-off area for Ubers and children or family members has been designated at Wayne’s Walk at the intersection of Riverdale Drive and Lighthouse Avenue.

    Short Beach Park, Stratford, CT
    http://www.townofstratford.com/communitycalendar

  • CHIRP- the hillbenders

    Thursday,Jul 18 at 7PM

    Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup, The Hillbenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • BOOK & BOTTLE: LITTLE KNOWN ASPECTS OF LONG ISLAND’S MARITIME HISTORY

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Jul 18 at 6:00 p.m.

    Author-historian, Bill Bleyer will offer highlights from his latest book, Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History, the first complete maritime history of Long Island, including discussions of the development of submarines and torpedoes, the landing of Pan Am Clippers in Port Washington, and the world’s most innovative whaling captain, among other topics. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes wine + cheese.RSVP Required:

    SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
    300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
    www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.orgg

    Phone: 631-727-2881

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 6:00 pm

  • NEWTOWN LIB. BOOK SALE

    Saturday,Jul 13 to Wednesday,Jul 17

    C.H. Booth Library Book Sale
    120,000+ Books/DVDs/CDs/LPs and More!

    The Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CT 06470.
    Saturday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 17
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday (1/2 Price)
    9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Tuesday ($5/0ur Bag)
    9 a.m. – noon Wednesday (Free Day)
    http://www.boothbooksale.org/index.html

  • CHIRP-low down brass band

    Tuesday,Jul 16 at 7PM

    Sounding at times like a New Orleans trad band, a funkified Tower of Power-style outfit, and a horn-rock group, this Chicago based brass band has a gritty and dynamic sound.
    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CONNECTICUT AUDOBON SOCIETY FERN WORKSHOP

    2325 Burr Street, Fairfield Saturday,Jul 13 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Did you know that most of the ferns we see today first appeared about 45 million years ago? If you’d like to learn much more about one of the oldest groups of plants on earth, join botanist Jim Cortina at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield for a workshop on Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Discover the ferns that are common to Connecticut and use identification keys and magnifying loops to distinguish the differences. Fun fern facts include: fern size ranges from 2 inches to 30 feet high, they have neither seeds nor flowers, and most modern fern families first appeared during the age of the dinosaurs. The workshop includes a short break for lunch or snack (bring your own), and a cool, shady fern walk in the Larsen Sanctuary.

    The workshop is held rain or shine at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street in Fairfield. CAS members $7, Non-members $10, limited to only 12 adults.

    Pre-registration required at: www.ctaudubon.org/2019/06/fern-identification-workshop/ . More information at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

    Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT
    Saturday, July 13
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • CHIRP-front country

    Thursday,Jul 11 at 7PM

    Progressive bluegrass. A hybrid of rugged Americana and purposeful pop.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    http://www.frontcountryband.com
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- cj chenier

    Tuesday,Jul 9 at 7PM

    C.J. Chenier & his Red Hot Louisiana Band – “The Heir to the Zydeco Throne” (Billboard Magazine) returns for the 10th consecutive year.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Palyhouse

    chirpct.org

  • The NICE Festival

    Saturday,Jul 6 at 11AM to 10PM

    This day-long event is filled with an abundance of cultural performances and numerous vendors offering a wide array of international cuisines and arts and crafts. Experience live performances from multiple traditions to include live dancers with origins in Flamenco, Asian, African, and more; Live music includes Rock, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Folk and music across all genres.

    FREE ADMISSION – Rain or Shine

    Oyster Shell Park, North Water St., Norwalk, CT

    https://norwalknice.org/

  • CHARLIE KARP TRIBUTE/BENEFIT

    Saturday,Jul 6 at 7PM

    The Levitt Pavilion

    The Charlie Karp Tribute Concert
    *Ticketed benefit event* Rain or Shine

    A concert to celebrate the life, music and legacy of Charlie Karp
    Proceeds to benefit The Charlie Karp Memorial Fund* and the Levitt Pavilion’s Charlie Karp Tribute Fund.

    Featuring original members of The Buddy Miles Band, White Chocolate, Dirty Angels, Slo Leak, The Name Droppers, The Reunion Band, The 5 o’clocks, and Fun Band
    Special Guests: Barry Tashian of The Remains, Roger Ball of the Average White Band, Joe Bonadio of Sting, Leigh Henry and Chip Jackson of Mandrake Root, Rick Castillo of Westport’s “Styx”, Michael Mugrage of Orleans, Motown recording artist Ada Dyer, Richard Hunter, Tim DeHuff , Good News Gospel Choir, David Hull, Joey Melotti, Scott Spray, Doug Wahlberg, Tyger MacNeal – and many others!

    Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

    https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10423805

  • STORY CITY TROUPE PERFORMING AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457 Friday,Jul 5 at 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    The Buttonwood Tree is proud to host storytelling group, Story City Troupe for a recurring “Moth Style” storytelling event. The July 5th show theme will be: “Teller’s Choice” Story City is a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area.Story City Troupe uses The Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. The troupe members range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, proving you can come up with a good story at any age.

    More information available at buttonwood.org or at (860) 347-4957.

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center

    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457

    www.buttonwood.org
    Story City Troupe

    July 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • CHIRP- barefoot movement

    Thursday,Jul 4 at 4PM SHOW!

    2014 IBMA Momentum Award winners for “Band of the Year,” this string quartet from Hendersonville, TN. plays mostly original music that isn’t quite country and certainly isn’t tradiational bluegrass.

    http://www.thebarefootmovementofficial.com
    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Palyhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- the barefoot movement

    Thursday,Jul 4 at 4PM

    The Barefoot Movement – 4:00 p.m. show –This string quartet from Hendersonville, TN. plays mostly original music that isn’t quite country and certainly isn’t traditional bluegrass.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

    www.thebarefootmovementofficial.com

  • CHIRP- paul des lauriers band

    Tuesday,Jul 2 at 7PM

    Paul DesLauriers Band– Montreal-based, Canadian Blues rockers who combine rock with straight-ahead blues in a way that echoes the vibe of the great power trios from the 60’s and 70’s.
    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- jamie mclean band

    Thursday,Jun 27 at 7PM

    Jamie McLean Band- “McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul out of every note”– Jambase. Rain Venue: RP
    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

    http://www.jamiemcleanband.com

  • CHIRP- dana fuchs band

    Tuesday,Jun 25 at 7PM

    Dana Fuchs is an American singer and songwriter known for a mix of Southern rock, soul, roots, and blues.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org
    FREE WILL DONATION

    www.danafuchs.com/

  • JAZZ BENEFIT- BRIDGEHAMPTON CHILD CARE

    Sunday,Jun 23 at 7-10PM

    The Jam Session presents

    EVAN SHERMAN & FRIENDS

    to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center

    Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY

    www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117

  • STRATFIELD SATURDAY MARKET

    Saturday,Jun 22 at 9AM-1PM

    Organic and Sustainable Farmers, Local prepared foods, Food trucks, Local artisans, Local music, community organizations and more.

    Clinton and Stratfield Parks.
    Corner of Clinton/Brooklawn and North Streets, Bridgeport, CT.

    June 22nd through October 5th

  • JAMES MONTGOMERY AT THE BIJOU

    Saturday,Jun 22 at Doors:7pm/Show:8 pm

    The James Montgomery Band

    Montgomery is one of the harmonica masters. He’s carried on the tradition of the Blues and continues to be a vital presence and one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

    Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06605

    https://www.BijouTheatreCT.com

  • MAKE MUSIC DAY at the Henry Whitfield Museum

    Guilford, CT Friday,Jun 21 at 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    The Henry Whitfield State Museum invites the public to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy an evening of free outdoor music performances for Make Music Day – a free global celebration of music on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. This year’s musicians, including Lisa Carlucci & Justin Paglino, Breakwater Light, Skunk Misery Ramblers, and Thimble Islands Saxophone Quartet, will be playing from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 on the lawn in front of the 1639 Whitfield House.

    Parking is free at the museum, located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford (exit 58 off I-95). For more information, call 203-453-2457, e-mail whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov, visit www.cultureandtourism.org
    Henry Whitfield State Museum

    248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT 06437

    Phone: 203-453-2457

  • CHIRP-bumper jacksons

    Thursday,Jun 20 at 7PM

    Bumper Jacksons – This band paints America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, they elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • A & I- Tanya Tagaq

    Thursday,Jun 20 at 8PM

    Festival of Arts and Ideas
    Although Tagaq never intended to make traditional music, her own methods of Inuit throat singing infiltrate into her work. Known as katajjaq, this throat singing is originally an improvisational game between two women, in which they practice intense vocalizations, cyclical rhythms and circular breathing. Tagaq blends tradition and culture, pain and bliss, emotions and physicality all together to bring life to her other-worldly music.

    College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven, CT

    https://www.artidea.org/venue/college-street-music-hall

  • Connecticut Summerfest

    West Hartford, CT Thursday,Jun 13 to Wednesday,Jun 19

    Connecticut Summerfest, a nonprofit summer music festival taking place in West Hartford, CT from June 13th-19th!

    Concerts are free to attend and feature our three exciting ensembles-in-residence, Hub New Music, Quince Ensemble, and Duo Alterity. Our Composition Faculty for this season are Aaron Jay Kernis from Yale University, Laura Kaminsky from Purchase College, three-time Grammy nominee Miguel del Aguila, and Robert Carl from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.

    As an arts nonprofit organization in our fourth year, we would like to serve a broad and diverse Connecticut audience. Connecticut Summerfest presents four free, open-to-the-public nightly concerts (June 14th, 15th, 16th, and 18th)

    www.ctsummerfest.org

  • CHIRP- dustbowl revival

    Tuesday,Jun 18 at 7PM

    Dust Bowl Revival- The bands “upbeat, old-school, All- American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging …and a pleasure to hear.” (L.A. Weekly). Awarded best live band in L.A., joyously pumping out early 20th century standards and original tunes. http://www.DustbowlRevival.com.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • A & I- KRONOS QUARTET

    Tuesday,Jun 18 at 8PM

    International Festival of Arts and Ideas
    Music for Change: The 60’s – The Years That Changed America
    Kronos Quartet likes to explore new musical territory and is dedicated to reinventing the string quartet. They reimagine the works of 20th-century masters, contemporary composers, jazz legends, rock artists and even more.

    When Martin Luther King, Jr. was two-thirds of the way into his speech at the March on Washington, Mahalia Jackson shouted, “Tell ’em about the dream, Martin.” King set aside his script and began to improvise the speech’s most memorable passage of “I Have a Dream”. Kronos founder, David Harrington heard about this historical moment on the 50th anniversary of the speech in 2013 and started brainstorming a way to musically retell the story. That led to Kronos’ collaboration with Oakland-based composer, Zachary James Watkins, on Peace Be Till, which debuted at Carnegie Hall last year.

    Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven, CT
    https://www.artidea.org/kronosquartet

  • CLEARWATER FESTIVAL

    Saturday,Jun 15 to Sunday,Jun 16

    Founded by Pete Seeger and inspired by his desire to clean up the Hudson River over fifty years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) is the country’s oldest music and environmental festival. Initially, the festival helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Lineup includes Mavis Staples, The Wailers, Ani DiFranco, Railroad Earth, Immortal Technique, The Lone Bellow, The Mammals and more.

    Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    https://www.clearwaterfestival.org

  • Towne Crier- BUSKIN AND BATTEAU

    Sunday,Jun 16 at 7PM

    David Buskin & Robin Batteau, with their percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, have been performing their “irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit” (The Washington Post) to critical hosannas and standing o’s for more than thirty years. Their songs have been recorded by : Judy Collins, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, The Oak Ridge Boys, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Tom Rush, Bette Midler, Astrud Gilberto, Anne Murray, Dixie Carter and Roberta Flack.

    Opening- JIM DAWSON

    The Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
    (845) 855-1300
    http://townecrier.com/

  • A & I- CIRCA

    Wednesday,Jun 12 to Saturday,Jun 15

    As a leading contemporary circus, Circa is a trailblazer of daring physical and emotional performances, pushing limits and challenging the limits of genre. Circa intertwines the worlds of performance and real life through its soundscape and vulnerable presentation. In the words of Daily Review, “There are moments where a “ta-dah” moment refuses to arise and we’re left to consider the humanity of the performers.” Through the unity of the three performers in What Will Have Been, Circa delivers the art of circus “at its purest and most thrilling.”
    University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven, CT
    Wed, June 12TH, 8pm
    Thu, June 13TH, 8pm
    Fri, June 14TH, 8pm
    Sat, June 15, 2pm
    https://www.artidea.org/circa

  • A & I- QUANTUM SOUND

    Friday,Jun 14 at 10PM

    International Festival of Arts and Ideas
    Have you ever wondered what a single electron moving through the universe sounds like?
    With scientists Kyle Serniak and Luke Burkhart from the Yale Quantum Institute, sound artist and composer Spencer Topel presents the first-ever music created from the measurements of the dynamics inside superconducting quantum devices, the precursors to quantum computers.
    In the intimate space of New Haven’s recording studio, Firehouse 12, quantum systems performed by Spencer, Kyle, and Luke, will be played live throughout a one-hour set.

    THE 10PM SET WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON WPKN, 89.5FM, BRIDGEPORT, CT

    Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven, CT
    https://www.artidea.org/quantumsound

  • CHIRP-matt anderson

    Thursday,Jun 13 at 7PM

    Matt Andersen – http://www.stubbyfingers.ca – Nominated in 2015 for a Juno award, this Canadian powerhouse has over 18 million views on you tube. At CHIRP, he has received standing ovations at all prior performances.

    Rain venue: TBD
    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- matuto

    Tuesday,Jun 11 at 7PM

    Matuto – “Its joyous, ebullient music…merges the Forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass.”(Chicago Tribune).

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: TBD

    chirpct.org

  • FREE MOVIE- CAPT. MARVEL

    Friday,Jun 7 to Sunday,Jun 9 at 7PM, 9:30PM

    FREE MOVIE WEEKEND! ‘Captain Marvel’ (PG-13)

    Captain Marvel

    Live at the Edmond Town Hall – 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470, 203-270-4285

    https://www.edmondtownhall.org/movies

  • Dynamic Detritivores CT Audobon’s Coastal Ctr.

    Milford, CT Saturday,Jun 8 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Detritus! What in the world is that? Come find out Saturday, June 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Rd. in Milford. The Center’s salt marsh will be your lab to learn about detritus and the critters that feast on this key component of the ecosystem. Explore fiddler crab tunnels, and catch and release these animals that play a crucial environmental role through their unique diet. Nets and buckets provided. Wear rain boots or waterproof shoes that can get wet and muddy. The more mud, the merrier! All ages welcome. CAS Members $7/child; Non-members $10/child. Pre-registration is required at: https://www.ctaudubon.org/2019/04/dynamic-detritivores/

    1 Milford Point Road
    Milford, CT 06460
    203-878-7440

  • A & I- MICHAEL MOORE INTERVIEW

    Friday,Jun 7 at 10PM

    International Festival of Arts and Ideas
    NHDocs: Peter Davis interviews Michael Moore
    FREE Event
    NHDocs: Peter Davis interviews Michael Moore
    FREE Event
    Michael Moore- Director, Producer and Writer- He has produced a string of documentary films and TV series predominantly about corrupt politicians and greedy corporations. Roger & Me (1989), Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), making fun of President George W. Bush. This is the highest-grossing documentary of all time. Michael is known for having the guts to give his opinion in public.

    Peter Davis- Director, Producer and Writer – His first documentaries were for CBS News where he made the landmark investigative film The Selling of the Pentagon, which won the Emmy, Peabody and Writers Guild awards. His next film was the Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds, for which he received the Academy Award and France’s Prix Sadoul.

    Whitney Humanities Center, (Yale) 53 Wall St., New Haven, CT

    https://www.artidea.org/event/2019/3738

  • HCC- free film- THE MAN ON THE BUS

    Friday,Jun 7

    Housatonic Community College `The Man On The Bus`

    6pm- Meet n’ Greet With Aussie Director: Eve Ash
    7pm- film and Q&A With Director
    TICKETS FREE: RSVP

    Mysterious events unfold and reveal how Martha, a Polish holocaust survivor, managed to lead a double life in Australia. The vivacious Jewish artist and doting mother, died without ever revealing her secret.

    Housatonic Community College, Performing Arts Center
    900 Lafayette Boulevard Bridgeport, CT 06604

    https://www.eventbrite.com

  • Jeff Lion Weinstock Reception at the Amagansett Free Library

    Amagansett, NY Friday,Jun 7 at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    There will be an Artist Reception: Saturday, June 7th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Amagansett Free Library for photographer Jeff Lion Weinstock. Please join New York City photographer and filmmaker, Jeff Lion Weinstock for the opening of his June exhibit.

    amaglibrary.org/
    (631)-267-3810

    215 Main Street, Amagansett NY

    Saturday, June 7th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

  • CHIRP- hayes carll

    Tuesday,Jun 4 at 7PM

    A singer and songwriter with a rock & roll heart and a country soul, Hayes Carll has won a devoted following in roots rock and Americana circles for music that honors the traditions of vintage country but with the swagger and swing of rock, while speaking from the perspective of a regular guy with street smarts and stories to tell.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)

    chirpct.org

  • THE WESTPORT WOMAN’S CLUB ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY

    Westport, CT Saturday,Jun 1 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The Westport Woman’s Club will offer the public an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 01, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

    Do you have a family heirloom or an old painting that your grandmother always said was valuable? A piece of jewelry or sterling that you have never had appraised? Bring them with you on June 01 and let a professional, experienced, and friendly specialist give you an on-site verbal appraisal.

    Larger items and furniture can be evaluated from photos. Numerous well-lit photos with approximate dimensions of the object, possibly a drawer, will allow the appraiser to be more precise. Please no postage stamps or stamp collections.

    For more information on the WWC Antique Appraisal Day (June 01 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm), please visit www.westportwomansclub.org or at 203-227-4240.

    Location:
    WWC Clubhouse
    44 Imperial Avenue
    Westport, CT

    www.westportwomansclub.org
    203-227-4240.

  • Hamden Library Friends’ Book Sale

    Hamden, CT Saturday,Jun 1 at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    THORNTON WILDER HALL, MILLER LIBRARY, HAMDEN SATURDAY JUNE 1 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
    The Friends of the Hamden Library are having a used book sale on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Items for sale include: Audioboos, CDs, DVDs and sheet music.

    Friends of the Library Book Sale


    203-287-2682

  • AZTEC TWO-STEP 2.0- REX FOWLER & FRIENDS

    Friday,May 31 at Doors 7PM, Show 7:45PM

    Rex Fowler carries the Aztec Two-Step legacy forward into a new era following partner Neal Shulman’s retirement. Fowler’s new ensemble performs Aztec fan favorites and forgotten gems.

    Rex & Friends will donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit the non-profit Connecticut Dance School (CDS) of Fairfield. CDS offers children’s and adult ballet classes, jazz, contemporary classes and an adaptive dance program for children with special needs called Dance 4All Abilities.
    203.259.1036, fairfieldtheatre.org
    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824
    www.ctdanceschool.org
    aztectwostep.com

  • The Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium

    University of Bridgeport Business School Ernest C. Trefz School of Business (Mandeville Hall), at 230 Park Ave Bridgeport, CT Friday,May 31 at 10 AM-3 PM

    The Connecticut Financial Literacy SymposiumWPKN 89.5 FM proudly presents The Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium, on Friday, May 31st from 10 AM-3 PM, at University of Bridgeport’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, at 230 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT.

    The mission of the Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium is to develop interest, creativity and focus in improving the overall financial literacy in the state of Connecticut. The event creates an environment for various community organizations, agencies and other interested parties to learn, collaborate and improve overall efforts on financial literacy.

    There are more than seven presenters from a variety of local, state and national organizations and agencies.

    Learn what efforts are being made to improve financial literacy and education.

    FREE to attend and open to the general public.

    Want more information, please email symposium.ct@wpkn.org


    WPKN 89.5 FM would like to thank The University of Bridgeport for hosting The Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium.

  • Buttonwood Tree Jazz Event : Matt Dwonszyk Trio – May 24

    Middletown, CT Friday,May 24 at 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

    BUTTONWOOD TREE JAZZ EVENT: MATT DWONSZYK TRIO — MAY 24 FROM 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.

    The Buttonwood Tree is proud to present jazz performer Matt Dwonszyk. Born in Hartford CT, Dwonszyk started playing the electric bass at the age eleven. In high school, he picked up the upright bass while attending the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts and soon started attending the Artist Collective after school program founded by the legendary Jazz Saxophonist/Composer, Jackie McLean. Dwonszyk continued his collegiate studies at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz studying with world-renowned bassist Nat Reeves. He graduate and continued his studies at Suny Purchase where he received a Masters in Music in 2015. Dwonszyk currently lives in Brooklyn and is an active bassist in New York.

    The trio consists of musicians whom Matt Dwonszyk went to school with and played with over the past ten years. The music that the trio plays has hints of Hard Bop, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk and Modern Jazz.

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
    www.buttonwood.org

  • AWB

    Thursday,May 23 at Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

    AVERAGE WHITE BAND
    45TH ANNIVERSARY • PERFORMING THEIR “THE WHITE ALBUM” IN FULL
    WITH OTIS AND THE HURRICANES
    Warehouse
    Thursday, May 23rd

    203.259.1036, fairfieldtheatre.org
    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824

    averagewhiteband.com

  • STRATFORD LIBRARY — Lifelong Learners: Tax Free Retirement

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT, 06615 Tuesday,May 21 at 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

    Lifelong Learners: Tax Free Retirement
    Joseph Violetta and Vincent Farasciano from Banker’s Life return for another investment talk. This program is an extension of the March Lifelong Learners Wall Street 101 program. Presenters will discuss investment strategies for 2019 and beyond, including rescuing your IRA.

    Presented by Joseph Violetta, Unit Manager and Financial Advisor and Vincent Farasciano Unit Supervisor and Financial Advisor from Bankers Life.

    Free and open to the public. Lifelong Learners programs are co-sponsored by Stratford Senior Services and Stratford Library.

    For more information, call 203.385.4164 or visit: http://www.stratfordlibrary.org.

    LOCATION: Lovell Room at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford CT, 06615

  • DATA SAVES LIVES: ‘BARK TO BE HEARD

    Middletown, CT Tuesday,May 21 at 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    Bark to Be Heard hosts Data Saves Lives, an educational forum featuring experts who have secured funding for a small animal veterinary surveillance network (SAVSNET) based at the University of Minnesota, and they are seeking data partners to explore how data might be shared and governed in the USA using a SAVSNET model.

    The free talk is sponsored by Branford-based Bark to Be Heard, a 501-c4 non-profit working to create a statewide veterinary network in Connecticut that will be the first of its kind in the USA. Pet owners are also invited to show their support for this effort by attending Data Saves Lives on Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Location:
    The Inn at Middletown
    70 Main Street
    Middletown, CT
    www.barktobeheard.org
    203-430-0807

  • PLAY- LUNGS

    Thursday,May 2 to Sunday,May 19

    A young couple considers parenthood. They want to have a child for the right reasons. But, in a time of global anxiety, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons? Duncan Macmillan’s oft-kilter love story is at once harrowing and funny. A Connecticut premiere!

    Weekend matinee and evening performances continue May 2-19. (See website for show times.)

    Square One Theatre Company, Stratford Academy,
    719 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615

    203.375.8778
    https://www.squareonetheatre.com/

  • Walk to End Epilepsy

    Stamford, CT Saturday,May 18 at 9:00 a.m.

    COVE ISLAND PARK, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT ON SUNDAY, MAY 18 AT 9:00 A.M.

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) is hosting the Walk to End Epilepsy (formerly known as Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy) at Cove Island Park in Stamford, Connecticut. Registration for the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts at 10:00 a.m.
    Registration is available online at https://www.epilepsyct.com/walk/ or on-site at the event. Stamford Mayor David Martin will be there to kick off the walk and guest speakers include motivational speaker Beth Usher and Emma Borys, teen ambassador for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.

    Registration and additional information can be found at epilepsyct.com/walk or by calling 860-346-1924.

    Epilepsy Foundation Connecticut
    Walk to End Epilepsy
    epilepsyct.com/walk
    860-346-1924

  • Caroline Doctorow and band Performance

    The Bridgehampton Museum Archives Building 2539-A Montauk Hwy. at Ocean Road Bridgehampton, New York 11932 Saturday,May 18 at 7:30 PM

    Caroline Doctorow and band perform Summer Songs.

    Joe Haines & Katharine Chaffin open the performance.

    More information available at 631 537-1088

  • UCONN MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM PLANT SALE

    Bethel, CT Saturday,May 18 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    The UCONN Master Gardener Program is hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UCONN Fairfield County Extension Center, 67 Stony Hill Road in Bethel, CT. (I-84, Exit 8).

    This event is an effort to ensure that Master Gardeners and the larger Connecticut gardening community continue to have valuable educational programs and community outreach events.

    The event includes tours of the demonstration garden and advice from experienced Master Gardeners.
    More information available at 203.207.8440.

    Location:
    UCONN Fairfield County Extension Center
    67 Stony Hill Road
    Bethel, CT
    203-287-8449

  • COLORBLENDS SPRING GARDEN

    Monday,Apr 1 to Sunday,May 12

    The Colorblends House & Spring Garden will be open April 1- May 12, 2019.

    Colorblends Spring Garden Open House: April 27th, 10am

    In spring, visitors to the Colorblends House & Spring Garden can  stroll through an evolving display of color as snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom.

    Colorblends House & Spring Garden 893 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

    http://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com/

  • National MS Society Walk

    Fairfield, CT Saturday,May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

    Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.
    REGISTER: To find a walk near you, to participate or to volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331

    National MS Society Walk
    walkMS.org
    855-372-1331

    WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 am
    WHERE: Jennings Beach, 880 S Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

  • Guilford Art Center- FRIDAY NIGHT ART POTTERY

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,May 3 at 6:30 - 9:30PM

    A fun introductory evening in the pottery studio. Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools and engobes will be used to add texture and color.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Center for Family Justice- Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

    Fairfield Train Station (Mill Plain Road Entrance) to the Fairfield Town Hall Green Saturday,Apr 27 at 8AM

    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a walk to end violence against women and girls.

    More information available at walkamile.centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

  • SPRING GARDEN- OPEN HOUSE

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Apr 27 at 10AM

    APRIL27TH, OPENS 10AM
    The Colorblends House & Spring Garden will be open April 1ST-May 12TH

    Visitors to the Colorblends House & Spring Garden can stroll through an evolving display of color as snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom.

    Colorblends House & Spring Garden 893 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

    http://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com/

  • NORWALK RIVER CLEANUP AND FISHING

    Sunday,Apr 21

    Norwalk River Trash Cleanup And Fishing Trip
    Saturday, 9AM-NOON
    Merwin Meadows Park, Wilton

    Trout Unlimited members will work with fellow anglers, friends and families to make local trout streams healthier. You can celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by picking up trash and planting trees. Kids and families are welcome! The annual Norwalk River Trash Cleanup and Fishing Trip will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 9-Noon at Merwin Meadows Park in Wilton. After, you’re free to go fishing in the freshly stocked waters! The chapter will bring coffee, doughnuts and trash bags. We suggest participants bring gloves, waders are optional.
    http://www.mianustu.org/

  • New Haven Chamber of Commerce- Discover the Chamber Event

    900 Chapel Street 10th Floor, New Haven, CT Friday,Apr 19 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    An opportunity to learn about the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Chamber offices on Chapel Street in New Haven starting at 8:30 am.

    More information available at www.gnhcc.com or at 203-787-6735

  • Palace Theater- Albert Rivera & The Curtis Brothers Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Apr 19 at 7pm

    Part of the Palace Theater’s Spring Jazz Series.

    Albert Rivera performs in the styles of contemporary and smooth Jazz.

    The Curtis Brothers include bassist Luques and pianist Zacc.

    More information available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Performance

    80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT Friday,Apr 12 at 8pm

    Musicians from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra perform Stravinsky’s piece “A Solider’s Tale”.

    More information available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • Yale Concert Band Spring Concert

    500 College Street New Haven, CT Friday,Apr 12 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Featuring The Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky/arr. Terry Vosbein), Symphony No. 1 (Frank Ticheli).

    More information available at bands.yalecollege.yale.edu or at (203) 432-4111

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic

    40 Railroad Avenue Milford, CT Wednesday,Apr 10 at 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Open to anyone who wants to share their gifts and talents in the singing, dancing, acting, reciting the written word, or playing an instrument.

    More information available at milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Bridgeport Library- Turning Point Coaching: Computer Workshop

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT Tuesday,Apr 9 at 6pm -7:30pm

    These classes are designed to provide up to date changes in technology. Turning Point Coaching present training on a variety of topics from:

    * Basic computing fundamentals (understanding the components of a computer, etc.)

    * Internet safety (computer virus to phishing)

    * Microsoft Office Suite applications (basic to intermediate Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    * Email etiquette to assist with job search, attaching a document, and so much more.

    More information available at bportlibrary.org or at (203) 576-7025

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art Pottery

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,Apr 5 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    An introductory evening in the pottery studio. Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools are used to add texture and color.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Westport Library- Anyone Can Be Organized Class

    20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT Friday,Apr 5 at 11AM - 12PM

    Take this one hour class and learn how to use technology to keep you organized. This class goes over popular organiztion apps like Evernote that will keep you organized across all devices.

    Class will be held in the Program Room at the Westport Library.

    More information available at westportlibrary.org or at 203-291-4800

  • ALL THINGS BAKELITE: THE AGE OF PLASTIC

    Thursday,Apr 4 at 8PM SHOW

    Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 8 pm
    On Connecticut Public Broadcasting’s Spirit Channel

    The film is by CT Filmmakers: John Maher & Hugh Karraker

    In 1907, Belgian-born American chemist Leo Baekeland made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century—the first wholly synthetic plastic, which he called Bakelite. One of the greatest stories of science never told comes alive using re-enactments; rare archival footage and personal diaries; interviews with scientists, historians, and artists.

    Encores: Friday, April 5 at 5 pm; Sunday, April 7 at noon

    To find the channel location on your cable carrier: https://cptv.org/cable-channels/
    www.allthingsbakelite.com

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Silent Film Program

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Apr 4 at 6PM

    The program features a lecture, film, and musical program focused on the nostalgia of the silent film era. The event begins with a lecture on the early history of silent film, followed by the live experience of two original silent films with musical accompaniment scored and performed live by composer J. K. Hodge.

    More information available at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at (631) 727-2881

  • SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE SOUND

    Thursday,Apr 4

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4: Sea Level Rise in Long Island Sound Communities
    7 – 8 p.m.

    Experts will discuss the ramifications of sea level rise and answer your questions on coastal erosion, property value decline, loss of coastal habitats, and potential loss of life due to flooding. Moderated byCFE/Save the Sound President, Curt Johnson

    PANEL:
    David Sutherland – Dir. of Govt. Relations, The Nature Conservancy
    Rebecca French – Director of Resilience, CT Department of Housing
    James O’Donnell – CT Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation

    Seating is limited, RSVP required: https://secure.everyaction.com/_-jp9hU_c0Oy8YqCt63UiA2
    Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT
    www.ctenvironment.org
    www.savethesound.org

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Open Mic Night

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Wednesday,Apr 3 at 7-9PM

    Acts can include but are not limited to:

    ∙ Song
    ∙ Dance
    ∙ Music performance
    ∙ Poetry
    ∙ Spoken word
    ∙ Comedy
    ∙ Talent
    ∙ Performance
    ∙ and more.

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Center for Family Justice- Rockin’ Around the Decades Event

    337 Kenyon Street Stratford, CT Saturday,Mar 30 at 7PM — 11PM

    This event marks Band Together’s 100th and final performance.

    More information available at centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

  • Milford Arts Council- Low Strung performance

    40 Railroad Ave S. Milford, CT Friday,Mar 29 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Low Strung is a group of classically trained cellists from Yale University. The group transforms classics of the rock, pop, metal, and blues genres into pieces designed exclusively for the cello.

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Klein Memorial Auditorium- Klein Theatre Arts Presents Contemporary Broadway

    910 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT Friday,Mar 29 at 7PM

    KTA, or Klein Theatre Arts, is the cornerstone of The Klein’s education and outreach effort by providing instruction in music, dance, and drama to Bridgeport students in grades 6 through 12.

    More information available at theklein.org or at (800) 424-0160

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Evening for Educators: Confronting Vulnerability

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Thursday,Mar 28 at 5:30 pm - 7 pm

    How can embracing vulnerability empower innovation? We explore the synergies between art, healing, and mental health through the lens of artists whose hardships have informed their artistic processes. This panel delves into how the act of creating can serve as a therapeutic environment and how educators across disciplines can build empathy in their classroom and provide creative outlets and inspiration for students coping with mental health conditions, challenging family environments, anxiety, and stress.

    More information available at aldrichart.org or at 203-438-4519

  • Center for Family Justice- Walk A Mile Kick Off Party

    255 South Frontage Road, Bridgeport, Connecticut Thursday,Mar 28 at 5:30 pm

    Learn about the Walk A Mile event and hear from the Center for Family Justice.

    More information available at centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

    Please note registration is required.

  • Fairfield Public Library – Mini-Golf event

    1080 Post Road Fairfield CT Sunday,Mar 24 at 10am – 3pm

    Mini-Golf at the Fairfield Public Library is a family-friendly event.
    The event is going to be held on Sunday, March 24th from 10am-3pm at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Post Road Fairfield CT.

    More information available at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or at 203-256-3155

  • Acoustic Music Revue

    45 Broad St Seymour, CT Saturday,Mar 23 at 7-9pm

    The Acoustic Music Revue features: Matt Miklus & Friends featuring Jackie Meeker, Richard Neal, and Morgan Morse.

    Matt Miklus performs in the styles of folk, bluegrass, blues and more.

    More information available at 203-888-6729

  • Southampton Arts Center- The Chalk Art of Letting Go

    25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY Saturday,Mar 23 at 3-4:30 PM

    North Fork artist , Kara Hoblin leads the chalk creation program. Make your own chalk creation inspired by something you would like to let go of. Attendees work off their own small chalkboards that will be therapeutically erased at the end of the session.

    More information available at www.southamptonartscenter.org

  • PLAY- CLEVER LITTLE LIES

    Saturday,Mar 9 to Sunday,Mar 17

    A comedy of sex, lies and secrets.

    Weekend matinee and evening performances continue March 15, 16 & 17. (See website for show times.)

    Square One Theatre Company, Stratford Academy,
    719 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615
    203.375.8778

    https://www.squareonetheatre.com/

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Saturday,Mar 16 at 10:00am - 1:00 pm

    Suffolk County Historical Society and Hallockville Museum Farm are excited to co-sponsor this 2019 National Quilting Day event at the SCHS Museum in Riverhead. There would be a presentation and demonstration of this year’s theme, Preserving the Fabrics of Your Life, by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager of the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection. National Quilting Day is observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in March and celebrates this traditional craft and art form along with recognizing quilt makers and the skill that go into the making of quilts.

    More information available at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at 631-298-5292

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra performance

    80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT Saturday,Mar 16 at 8:00pm

    The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra performs Webern “Six Pieces for Orchestra”, Respighii “Trittico Botticelliano” and Haydn “Cello Concert in C Major”.

    More information available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Jazz After Hours

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Friday,Mar 15 at 9:30pm - 11:30pm

    “The Place for Jazz ‘Round Midnight.” Featuring the Vinny Loccissano Group

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • East End Arts- Open Mic Night

    East End Arts Carriage House, located behind the EEA Gallery, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY Friday,Mar 15 at 6pm- 8pm

    East End Arts invites musical arts, comedy, poetry, and performances of all kinds for their Open Mic Night.

    More information available at eastendarts.org or at 631-727-0900

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- Antibalas Performance

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield CT Thursday,Mar 14 at 7PM

    Antibalas, an afrobeat group has been performing in the style of funk for twenty years.

    More information available at fairfieldtheatre.org or at 203-259-1036

  • Guilford Art Center- Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting Event

    411 Church Street, Guilford, CT Friday,Mar 8 at 6-8:30 pm

    The Guilford Art Center Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting Event has a selection of beers from Connecticut breweries, live music, and art exhibit on view in the gallery featuring work by GAC faculty.

    More information available at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947

    Please note reservations are required.

  • Milford Arts Council- Written Word

    40 Railroad Ave S. Milford, CT Thursday,Mar 7 at 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

    Calling all writers, readers, poets, wordsmiths, book lovers and general fans of the written word. The Milford Arts Council and Mick Theebs, the Poet Laureate of Milford, have teamed up to start a group for people who love reading and writing. Meetings take place every other Thursday at the Firehouse Gallery 81 Naugatuck Avenue (in Walnut Beach).

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Frank Turano, Margaret Fuller: America’s First Feminist

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Mar 7 at 6:00 pm

    National Women’s History Month event, a presentation on the American journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller. Learn about Fuller’s life, work, and connection to Suffolk County’s history.

    More information available at: www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at 631-727-2881

  • Bruce Museum- Panel Discussion: The Golden Age of Cartooning in Connecticut

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Thursday,Mar 7 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Chance Browne (son of Dik Browne), Cullen Murphy (son of Jack Murphy), and Brian, Greg and Neal Walker (sons of Mort Walker) give tribute to their fathers – and to an extraordinary community of cartoonists. They would recollect notable experiences and observations from this golden era: telling stories and sharing rare artwork and behind-the-scenes photos. It would be a revealing glimpse into a time when cartooning flourished in the suburbs of Connecticut.

    More information available at brucemuseum.org or at 203-869-0376

  • Caroline Doctorow and The Ballad Makers Performance

    977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Bridgehampton, NY Friday,Mar 1 at 7:30 pm

    The Songwriters Share Concert Series welcomes singer/songwriter Caroline Doctorow and her band The Ballad Makers. Opening for Caroline would be singer/songwriter Chris Kline.

    They will be playing to benefit Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

    More information available at 631-537-0132

  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce- Internship & Career Fair

    Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven, CT Thursday,Feb 28 at 1pm-4pm

    The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host an Internship and Career Fair on February 28, 2019 at the Shubert Theater, 247 College Street in New Haven.

    Drawing from the region’s six major institutions of higher learning:

    • Albertus Magnus College
    • Gateway Community College
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Southern Connecticut State University
    • University of New Haven
    • Yale University

     
    The Internship & Career Fair will bring college students, soon-to-be graduates, post graduates, and emerging talent together for job and internship opportunities. There will also be workshops and tips for career preparation & transition. More information about the workshops can be found at: Internship & Career Fair

    Additional information is available at: GNHCC Internship Career Fair Job Seekers or call: 203-787-6735

  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce- February Morning Mingle

    ACES Educational Center for the Arts. 55 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT Wednesday,Feb 27 at 7:30 AM-9:30 AM
    February 2019 GNHCC Morning Mingle

    7:30 – 8:30 AM – Networking and Breakfast
    8:30 – 9:30 AM – Council Seminars

    Healthcare Council
    Exploring Health Disparities and the Impact to Your Business
    Panelists:

    • Kenn Harriss – VP for Community Engagement, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    • Ken Lalime – CEO, Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
    • Mark Abraham – Executive Director, DataHaven
    • Darin Latimore, MD – Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Yale School of Medicine
    • • Session Moderator: Jennifer Heath – President & CEO at United Way of Greater New Haven.

     
    Small Business Council:
    Panel discussion on- New Haven Resources Helping Small Businesses Succeed
    Panelists:

    • Lindy Lee Gold – Senior Development Specialist, State of Connecticut
    • Cathy Graves – Principal, Just A Thought, LLC
    • Jeff Klaus – Regional President, Webster Bank
    • JoHannah Hamilton – Chief Operating Officer, District New Haven

     
    More information available at: February Morning Mingle or call: 203-787-6735

  • Resilient Bridgeport- Public Hearing

    7 Middle Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut Tuesday,Feb 26 at 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

    Resilient Bridgeport, is a resilience strategy and pilot project focused on protecting infrastructures in the South End of Bridgeport from chronic and acute flooding. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM to hear a presentation on the project and provide an opportunity for oral comments.

    The public hearing would be on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that is available at https://resilientbridgeport.com/environmental-impact-statement/

    More information is available at www.resilientbridgeport.com

  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center- Oscar Party

    300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT Sunday,Feb 24 at 7pm

    The Kate’s annual red-carpet event honors the Kate’s 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time Oscar Winning namesake and raises funds to support performing arts presentations and arts education. Walk the red carpet. Watch the 91st annual Academy Awards live on the Kate’s big screen.

    More information available at www.katharinehepburntheater.org or at 860-510-0473

  • Stratford Library- Ukulele for Everyone

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT Tuesday,Feb 19 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    This introduction to the world of Ukulele covers its history, famous performers, how ukuleles are made and what’s involved in playing one. The workshop is a combination of lecture, demonstrations and audience participation (ukuleles will be available for audience participation but if you have a ukulele – bring it along).

    Nina Lesiga is a Ukulele Coach for Stratford Continuing Adult Education Program.

    More information available at stratfordlibrary.org or at 203-385-4164

  • The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts- Ordinary Days Performance

    Ordinary Days Performance
    5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT Thursday,Feb 14 to Sunday,Feb 17 at February 14th,15th and 16th at 8pm. Sunday, February 17th at 3pm

    Set in New York City, the musical follows four characters, Claire, Jason, Warren and Deb, exploring how their ordinary lives connect in the most amazing ways.

    More information available at www.edgertoncenter.org or at (203) 371-7908

  • Branford Folk Music Society- James Keelaghan Performance

    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT Saturday,Feb 16 at 8 PM

    James Keelaghan,a singer-songwriter in the Canadian folk music scene performs.

    More information available at branfordfolk.org or at 203-488-7715

  • KEYS- Antigone Rising Benefit Concert

    125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Friday,Feb 15 at 7:30pm

    All-female rock band, Antigone Rising, will perform a special benefit concert on Feb. 15th at 7:30pm at the Norwalk Concert Hall as part of the band’s outreach program, Girls Rising. KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) will be a benefit recipient and the concert will include special performances from KEYS students.

    More information available at www.keysmusic.org or at 203-761-0150

  • Yale Concert Band Performance

    Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven Friday,Feb 15 at 7:30 pm

    Yale Concert Band to Premiere Double Percussion Concerto

    Ted Hearne to feature arx duo (Garrett Arney and Mari Yoshinaga, percussionists) in the world premiere of his new double percussion concerto, In Thrall. Commissioned by the Yale Concert Band and a consortium of other university wind ensembles, the piece combines harmony and rhythm. Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

    More information available at bands.yalecollege.yale.edu or at (203) 432-4111

  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center- The Young Dubliners performance

    300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT Friday,Feb 15 at 8pm

    The Young Dubliners perform in the style of Celtic Rock.

    More information is available at www.katharinehepburntheater.org or at 860-510-0473

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic Nite

    40 Railroad Avenue South Milford CT Wednesday,Feb 13 at Registration is at 6:00pm, performance at 7pm.

    Open to anyone who wants to share their gifts and talents by singing, dancing, acting, reciting the written word, or playing an instrument.

    Registration is at 6:00pm, first come-first serve.

    Or just come and support local talent at 7pm

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Resilient Bridgeport- Design Workshop

    Schelfhaudt Gallery, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport CT Tuesday,Feb 12 at 6PM-8PM

    Resilient Bridgeport, is a resilience strategy and pilot project focused on protecting infrastructures in the South End of Bridgeport from chronic and acute flooding.

    Resilient Bridgeport will have a design workshop on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8 PM at the Schelfhaudt Gallery in Bridgeport.

    More information is available at www.resilientbridgeport.com

  • Creative Arts Workshop- Valentine Family Workshop

    80 Audubon Street New Haven CT Sunday,Feb 10 at 1pm-3pm

    Use a variety of materials to make cards, garlands, collages, stuffed paper hearts and more. Work together to create art.

    More information available at www.creativeartsworkshop.org or at 203-562-4927

  • Southampton Arts Center- Artists in Residence, Public Opening Reception

    25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY Saturday,Feb 9 at 5PM -7PM

    TAKEOVER artists include Scott Bluedorn, Daniel Cabrera, Darlene Charneco, Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson, Laurie Lambrecht, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, and Jeff Muhs. Curated by Amy Kirwin

    For seven weeks in the winter of 2019 Southampton Arts Center hands over its galleries to nine East End artists, each with an assigned space to set up a “pop-up” studio. Completed works are installed and the artists will have scheduled weekly studio time in the galleries from Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM to create new works in a wide variety of mediums.

    There are workshops for all ages, gallery tours, and unique programs inspired by the artists and their works in progress. Additionally, a weekly “hangout” will take place every Thursday from 6-8 PM where community can come and spend the evening with the artists.

    More information available at southamptonartscenter.org or at 631-283-0967

  • Palace Theater- Winter Jazz Series: The OZ Experience

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Feb 8 at 7pm

    The Trio of Oz, blends a deftly swinging jazz sensibility with their genuine love of alternative rock.

    More information is available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Paige Patterson Performance

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Friday,Feb 1 at 8 pm

    Paige will sing from composers and singers who quintessentially represent the American musical landscape, including but not limited to: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, and the late, the great, Aretha Franklin.

    More information available at www.cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Bridgeport Library- Turning Point Coaching: Computer Workshop

    2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT Tuesday,Jan 29 at 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    These classes are designed to ensure you stay current with the changes in technology. We present training on a variety of topics from:

    * Basic computing fundamentals (understanding the components of a computer, etc.)

    * Internet safety (computer virus to phishing)

    * Microsoft Office Suite applications (basic to intermediate Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    * Email etiquette to help you with your job search, attaching a document, and so much more.

    More information available at bportlibrary.org or at (203) 576-7025

  • BEETHOVEN FOR THE ROHINGYA

    Monday,Jan 28 at 8PM SHOW

    A Concert of Solidarity for The Rohingya Refugees Fleeing Genocide
    In Their Native Myanmar.

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Net proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders / Médécins Sans Frontières

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
    AMRAM Elegy for Violin and Orchestra

    http://beethovenfortherohingya.org/the-concert/

  • The Westport Library- WestportWRITES Mini-Conference: How to Get Published

    20 Jesup Road Westport, CT Sunday,Jan 27 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join literary agent Cynthia Manson and editor Caitlin Alexander for an in-depth look on how to get your work published.

    Whether you’re knee-deep in revisions or your New Year’s resolution is to start writing your first book, the process of getting published can seem daunting.

    In this interactive discussion, an experienced literary agent and a veteran editor will demystify the process and tell you what you really need to know in order to break into today’s marketplace.

    More information available at westportlibrary.org or at 203-291-4800

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Exhibition Opening: How Art Changed the Prison: The Work of CPA’s Prison Arts Program

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Jan 27 at 3pm-5pm

    The opening of How Art Changed the Prison: The Work of CPA’s Prison Arts Program, presenting visual art made in Connecticut’s correctional institutions over the past three decades. Organized by Jeffrey Greene, manager of Community Partners in Action (CPA), a non-profit that focuses on behavioral changes of both current and past inmates, in addition to criminal justice reform, this exhibition will include the work of approximately twenty-eight artists.

    At 2 pm, Jeffrey Greene will be moderating a panel discussion with former inmates and others involved in Connecticut’s correctional system on the impact of the visual arts for those incarcerated in the State’s prisons.

    More information available at www.aldrichart.org or at 203-438-4519.

    Please note reservations are required.

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra- Beethoven Concert

    80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Jan 27 at 4pm

    A community Concert featuring the talented musicians from Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra performing an all Beethoven program including Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 7.

    More information available at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art: Pottery

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,Jan 25 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    Create a unique one-of-a-kind piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools and engobes will be used to add texture and color. Have fun with friends.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Stratford Library- Talk: Latest Developments on Alzheimer’s

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT Thursday,Jan 24 at 5pm

    An informative session led by Peter McAllister, MD of New England Institute of Neurology and Headache and where the latest information on clinical trials and advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research will be shared.

    More information available at stratfordlibrary.org or at 203-385-4164

  • Connect Us CT- Bridgeport has a Dream

    910 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport CT Monday,Jan 21 at 1:30pm

    Special MLK Day performance.
    Monday, January 21 is a day we are able to stop and pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his leadership in the fight for social and economic justice for all.

    One hundred performers make up a multi-racial, multi-generational cast that will pay tribute to Dr. King through song, rap, dance, and poetry on Monday, January 21 – Doors open at 1:30pm.

    More information available at www.connectusct.org or at (203)-864-9129

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Screenwriters Discussion Group

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Monday,Jan 21 at 7:30 PM

    Read, discuss and critique members’ screenplays, whether complete or in progress. We also provide information and support for the beginning and experienced screenwriter, filmmaker and anyone interested in writing for film and related media.

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • New Haven Museum- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice

    114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven CT Monday,Jan 21 at 11am - 3pm

    The New Haven Museum will host storytelling as part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 23rd Annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice,” on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.

    More information available at www.newhavenmuseum.org or at 203-562-4183

  • Greenwich Library- Creative Writing Bootcamp

    101 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT Thursday,Jan 10 at 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    This course is designed to appeal to both new and experienced writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Through instruction about craft, examples of published works and in-class writing exercises, acquire tools to improve your writing and learn how to identify and express the emotional truths in your work. Participants will receive teacher and peer feedback in a supportive workshop environment.

    More information is available at www.greenwichlibrary.org or at (203) 622-7900

  • Winter Show Reception

    70 Sanford St FAIRFIELD, CT Sunday,Jan 6 at 3pm-5pm

    Art/Place Gallery invites the public to their all-member Winter Show Reception.

    Included are works in a variety of mediums, styles, subjects, and sizes.

    More information is available at 203-259-8026

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- The Motet with Sophistafunk

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield, CT Saturday,Dec 29 at 8pm

    The Motet with Sophistafunk performs in the style of funk, soul and more.

    More information available at fairfieldtheatre.org or at 203-259-1036

  • Poetry Institute- Gian Lombardo

    847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Dec 20 at 7pm

    Gian Lombardo has published six collections of prose poetry and teaches book and magazine publishing at Emerson College.

    More information is available at (203) 562-4045 or at www.institutelibrary.org

  • Norwalk Concert Hall- Norwalk Symphony Concert

    125 East Avenue Norwalk, CT Saturday,Dec 15 at 5pm

    The Norwalk Symphony presents its Joys of the Season concert on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5:00pm at Norwalk Concert Hall. The Mendelssohn Choir of CT, under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, will join the orchestra to present Bach’s joyous Magnificat and more.

    More information available at 203-956-6771

  • Doug Hartline and Friends Christmas Concert

    First Congregational Church Music Hall 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury CT Saturday,Dec 8 at 4pm

    Doug Hartline and friends perform light jazz and contemporary arrangements. Enjoy seasonal music performed with vibraphone, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.

    More information available at 203-744-2337

  • Guliford Arts Center- Introduction To Abstraction workshop

    Thursday,Jan 1

    We would be working small and in the afternoon. We would work from one of our morning studies in a larger format. We will try to capture the spirit and essence of the subject at hand while engaging with our materials and experimenting with abstraction.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947