A total of 56 events have been found.
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT
Can you get there from here? This old saying really means something when you consider getting across the mighty Connecticut without the bridges we have today! There are approximately 58 vehicle bridges currently spanning the Connecticut River and ten were chosen as representative examples for the Connecticut River Museum's 2013 exhibit 'Crossing the Connecticut: Bridges of the Connecticut River'. The exhibit features several different styles of bridge design and explores how people's ideas of what bridges should look like and how they reflect how their communities have changed over time. The exhibit features many objects and images from the Museum's collections as well as paintings, original toll signs, documents and other artifacts on loan from other institutions. Through October 20.
City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT
Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center at Madison - 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
This yearly fundraiser for the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club features a wide array of works from noted local and regional artists. Funds raised at the show go directly to help
local charities. The festive opening reception will feature live music from the local band The Side Doors and live as well as silent auctions. Tickets to the opening are available for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes
Library, and Salon Pure, Old Lyme. Opening reception on Friday, April 26 from 6-10pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.
Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic,
all-media exhibition of work from local and regional artists. Highlights include works of watercolor, pastels and photography; through June 22; hours are 11-5 daily; 860-536-7601.
"Rhythm in Color" a solo exhibition by Lynn Walker will be on view concurrently in the Schuster Gallery.
Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
David Dunlop's one-man Show Light and Motion features 30 new oil paintings opening on May 17 and continuing through June 16, 2013. Join us on Friday, May 17, from 5 -8 pm and meet the artist. David Dunlops electrifying new series of New York City, the Connecticut Shore and abstract landscapes fuse light and color in motion. Dunlop puts us in a familiar place only to make it wonderfully unfamiliar, producing a vibrant mystery whose secrets are not readily revealed. David Dunlop is an Emmy Award winner for his PBS Series Landscapes Through Time that will have a new nationwide broadcast starting May 27, 2013.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT
Through Saturday, July 20, 9 am-5 pm
Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
This exhibit explores the underground world of skateboarding in Indian Country. See short films, rare photos, and Native-designed decks and graffiti-backdrop panels by Native American artist Jak Fragua. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT
The paintings of David Stumpo and Eleanor Pringle will be on display at the Mill House during the month of June. The artists reception will be held Fri, June 21, 5-8 pm during Chesters annual Midsummer Night Stroll in the town center. Meet David and Eleanor and experience their work along your stroll through Chesters shops, galleries and restaurants on a warm summer evening.
Spirit Gallery, 207 Bank Street, New London, CT
Matthew Cassar's artwork and created artifacts tell the narrative of two fictional societies as they struggle to dominate their world. The opening reception is Saturday May 25; show runs through July 13; (860) 443-0484
Community Room, Deep River Library, 150 Main Street, Deep River, CT
All works for sale.
The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT
a colorful art exhibit highlighting the shores of southeastern Connecticut. Entitled “On The Banks,” the show features vibrant, majestic views of the Mystic, Thames and Niantic rivers, as well as Long Island Sound, masterfully conveyed by Chester artist Liz McGee and her friends. . The stellar series of watercolor and oil paintings by McGee and her friends present fluid depictions of sand, sea and sky intimately meeting on the banks of southeastern Connecticut. The featured artists expertly portray their visions of quaint and charming New England seaside villages both in watercolor and oil pastels.
Courtyard Gallery, 12 Water Street, B3 - Inner Courtyard Factory Square, Mystic, CT
Join artists, collectors and friends every Sunday at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic's Hidden Treasure. Share wine and light refreshments, conversation and a passion for art. Our every changing exhibits features original paintings and sculpture by celebrated artists from near and far including gallery favorites, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Christopher Zhang, Domine Vescera Ragosta, S. Chandler Kissell and Del-Bourree Bach. Now in our 9th season, we look forward to welcoming new and old friends!
Art Essex Association, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT
“Favorite Things” showing the work of the Elected Artist Members The show runs from June 1 – 22, open daily 1-5, except Tuesdays.
The Exit Gallery features the art of Renni Ridgeway-Korsmeyer of Old Lyme.
James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT
Lecture and photo exhibit by Sally Andersen-Bruce to benefit homeless animals and promote adoption of shelter pets.
Branford Compassion Club and Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter will be co-hosting a shelter pet photo and stamp exhibit with lecture by Sally Andersen-Bruce. The benefit to raise funds for homeless animals and promote shelter adoption will be held on Sunday, June 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.
Sally Andersen-Bruce is a distinguished photographer who has travelled world-wide shooting executive portraits and other photos for annual reports and corporate publications. Some of her corporate clients include fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, IBM and BD, as well as Fortune magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Sally is perhaps best known for her many photographic designs for U. S. Postal stamps. Her “Neuter or Spay” stamps released in 2002 and her “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” stamps released in 2010 have delighted millions of animal lovers and advocates alike. Since her release of the “Neuter or Spay” stamps, Sally has photographed hundreds of shelter cats and dogs with the intention of promoting shelter adoption. She appeared on Animal Planet’s “Cats 101” where she photographed Willow, the grey cat on the “Adopt a Shelter Pet” stamps.
Please join Branford Compassion Club & Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter for an evening with Sally Andersen-Bruce. Wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served, and Lori Nicholson, Chairman of Dan Cosgrove’s Animal Shelter Commission, will play piano.
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at Branford Compassion Club (2037 Foxon Rd, North Branford) or Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter (749 East Main St, Branford) during their open hours. Checks should be made payable to Branford Compassion Club.
Sally’s photo and stamp exhibit will be on display at the Blackstone library from May 27th through the month of June.
For more information you can e-mail bccspecialevents32@ gmail.com or call (203) 483-6369
Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT
Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center at Madison - 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT
Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT
The American Legion Squad 113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT
$6; $3 children under 10. Benefits veterans and community programs.
The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown,
The fleamarket, located on nearly 7 tree-lined acres of the historic Inn, is open every week, late April through Columbus Day (Oct 14) this year, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there is no admission charged for buyers and browsers. A parking fee of $2. is charged on peak Summer Sundays. Food and beverages are available on-site. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has some of its 10 x 20 feet vendor spaces available for both one-day "tag salers"& long-term vendors.401-364-8888
Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT
Strawberry shortcake: $4. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 474 events and scholarships.
Fireman's Field, 210 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT
Cost: $25 for riders, $10 for passengers, $15 general admission (11 a.m.).
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT
2-3:30 p.m., co-sponsored by CT Forest & Parks Association; statewide day of hiking, explore the lesser traveled trails at the Center; call to register (860) 536-1216.
Downtown Mystic, Cottrell St., Mystic, CT
Foxwoods Resort Casino and The Day have joined forces in support of the Downtown Mystic Merchants to host a special event on Sunday, June 2 in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world.
Participating stores will feature a poster depicting a photo of a cancer survivor as a way to celebrate their life and to share their inspiration.
“We want to honor those loved ones who have valiantly battled cancer and won,” said Dale Wolbrink, Foxwoods, manager of public relations. “This is the perfect way to celebrate survivorship and share their stories with others for inspiration and hope.”
Also on Sunday, June 2, cancer survivors or their loved ones are invited to drop off a seashell at any participating location in historic downtown Mystic. All the shells -- symbolic of Mystic's nautical connection and protective nature of the Mystic community -- will be collected, then crafted into a beautiful piece of artwork by local artist Angel Beth Smith, also of Mystic.
The finished artwork will then be auctioned at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival with proceeds of the sale going to support the L&M Cancer Center, currently under construction in Waterford.
Local residents are asked to submit a photo of themselves or a loved one to be posted in the charming store fronts of downtown Mystic on June 2. Photos can be emailed to email@example.com or via post to Dale Wolbrink, Foxwoods Resort Casino, PO Box 3777, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777.
Photo must be at least 3” x 5”. Digital photos must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Acceptable file formats are jpeg and pdf. The deadline for submitting hard copy photos is Tuesday, May 28. Digital photos will be accepted until Thursday, May 30.
Acceptance of photos will be done on a first-come, first serve basis. The number of individuals to be honored will be dependent on participation.
A list of participating stores is available at mystictoday.com and mysticchamber.org.
American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT
8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; held the first Sunday of each month; (860) 739-2107.
Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT
— 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mystic Seaport, Route 27, Mystic; more than 150 uniformed reenactors from several states will set up camp on the museum’s village green through Sunday to carry out infantry drills, conduct artillery demonstrations, and march in a dress parade; visitors can talk with them about life in the Union Navy 150 years ago; Seaport admission is required, although admission is good for both days with validation; mysticseaport.org.
St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
The General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown,
one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the area, featuring antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, tools, new merchandise--and this year--a new indoor boutique. Food available on the premises.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 8 a.m.-3p.m., now through Columbus Day. Early birds are not only welcome, they are encouraged!
Free for browsers & buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.
John III Sobieski Club, 10 Woodland Road, Deep River, CT
Cooked To Order Breakfast Including Bacon,Ham,Sausage,Kielbasa,Eggs Cooked To Order,Pancakes,White Wheat And Rye Toast
Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT
Benefits homeless animals.
Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT
Please join our award winning tours as we begin our second year! Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and continue through September.
Our student guides will lead you through 374 years of American History and Architecture.
The tours were awarded the Best of New England designation in 2013 by Yankee Magazine.
For further information, please visit www.historicguilford.org or call (203)233-1026.
Tickets are sold online, at local stores on the Green or by the guides prior to the tours. All tours start and finish at the Guilford Town Hall.
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Ave., Mystic, CT
Sundays through October.
Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT
Admission: $16 ($10 for ages 7 to 15, free for ages 6 and under). Parking: $3.
Incarnation Center/Bushy Hill , 253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton, CT
Bushy Hill Nature Center presents...Farm Fest! Featuring local musicians, a primative technologies expo, food, arts and crafts, and tours of the farm. All proceeds go to benefit the farm at Bushy Hill.
Clark Memorial Field (Firemen's Field), 210 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT
a Scenic Motorcycle Ride, with a Classic Car Show, Vendors, Games, Live Music and BBQ.
Avery Rose was diagnosed in 2010 with CDKL5, a rare genetic mutation, which is lacking a protein essential for normal brain development. Presently, there are only about 500 identified children in the world and our four-year-old Avery is the only child diagnosed in Connecticut. Avery suffers from: daily seizures, does not walk, or talk, has impaired vision, and does not use her hands for function. Avery is a very happy, content and loved little girl who has deeply touched the hearts of many. We have hope that with the evolution of: genetics, medicine, and science, researchers will be able to further understand the mechanisms of this gene and love to be able to discover an effective treatment and/or a cure.
100% of the proceeds are tax deductible through our partnership with Middlesex County Community Foundation, and all monies raised will go to IFCR/International Foundation for CDKL5 RESEARCH, a 501c organization.
https://www.facebook.com/HopeLoveCureRide or more info call 860-532-0746
Incarnation Center/Bushy Hill, 253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton, CT
Cost: $10 ($5 for children aged 3 to 12, free for children under 3). Benefits Bushy Hill Nature Center.
Scranton Memorial Library , 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
Stash's Cafe, 95 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT
The Big Red Memorial Fund is hosting the sixth annual Big Red Memorial Motorcycle Poker Run. Registration will begin at 10 am at Stash’s Café in New London and includes breakfast. The registration fee is $20 for rider and $30 for rider and passenger. Non motorcyclists are welcome too. Upon registration each participant will receive a poker form then go to each of the five participating bars and draw a card to add to their poker hand. The five participating bars are Stash’s in New London, Hooties in Pawcatuck, Smokey O’Grady’s in East Lyme, Brown Derby in Montville and Christopher’s’ in Groton. All participants are asked to convene at Christopher’s Café in Groton at 4:00 for a barbeque, raffles, poker prizes and live music by Mind, Body & Soul.
All proceeds will benefit the Big Red Memorial Fund to help disadvantaged children of New London County play in organized sports.
This event is in memory of Cory “Big Red” Milton who was killed instantly in a car accident nearly six years ago at the young age of 19. He had just graduated from Fitch High School in Groton and was attending Baran’s Institute of Technology’s motorcycle technician program.
During his time at Fitch, Cory’s proudest achievement was to be a member of their football team for 4 years. Cory was 6 feet 3 inches tall and 300 pounds with bright red hair; he was often called a gentle giant but best known as “Big Red”. His build made him an ideal lineman, but he often held some reservation about hurting his opponent. He truly was a gentle giant. In youth football, he’d tell his mother and father, “I don’t want to hurt anyone. I am so much bigger than they are.”
Being a member of the Fitch High School football team was an honor for Cory. When he put that uniform on, he would swell with pride to be a part of such a celebrated and respected team. Cory wasn’t a star athlete. He was just thrilled to be there and play when he got the opportunity.
Cory loved all sports and during his childhood years in Groton he played baseball, basketball, golf, football, ice hockey and participated in track and field events. Again, in each case, he loved to be part of the team and participate in the sport.
With this, his parents and brother; Gary, Kelly, and Ryan Milton, have set up the Big Red Memorial Fund with proceeds benefiting children who cannot afford to play youth sports. This fund is used for registration, equipment, and other costs associated with youth athletic team sports for children in New London County. Since 2007 the Fund has helped children participate in baseball, softball, basketball, swimming, fencing, track, football, cheerleading and soccer.
The Fund has additionally helped Groton Mystic Youth Football, New London Youth Football, New London Babe Ruth, Groton Babe Ruth, Groton Youth Soccer, Fitch High School Football, Fitch High School Fencing, Fitch High School Track, Ledyard Football, Groton Parks Recreation, and Waterford Basketball. The Big Red Fund has also helped send a few children to cheerleading camp and soccer camp.
This event coincides with what would have been Cory Milton’s 25th birthday. Please join the Big Red Memorial Motorcycle Run on June 2nd to celebrate Cory’s life and make a donation to a charity that will help as many children as possible participate in sports programs that they may not have been able to afford otherwise.
Old Saybrook Racquet and Swim Club, 299 Springbrook Road, Old Saybrook, CT
Free tennis and swimming. Reservations required for tennis.
Surf Club, Surf Club Road, Madison, CT
Natureworks, 518 Forest Road, Northford, CT
St. Mary Church, 95 Main Street, Stonington, CT
The annual celebration of Our Lady of Fatima will take place at St. Mary's church in Stonington Borough
The weekend activities will began at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's where a Mass will be celebrated withe Bishop Michael Cote.
Following the Saturday Mass, a candlelight procession will assemble and march through the Borough streets. After the procession, entertainment, Portuguese foods and beverages will be available in the church hall.
On Sunday morning, a Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. Richard P. LaRocque, after which a procession will assemble and march through the Borough streets. After the procession, Portuguese foods and beverages will be available in the church hall.
The public is invited to this traditional Portuguese festival. Please join us to pray for peace in the world.
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, 300 East Haddam Road, , Salem, CT
Two day Tag Sale to benefit Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement; The sale will contain horse items and household goods including furniture, clothing, toys,books, antiques and collectibles.
The farm is a nonprofit which cares for aged and infirm horses. It is supported by fundraisers, donations and grants.
Strawberry Park, 42 Pierce Road, , CT
times vary; prices vary; (860) 886-1944
Madison Academy of Music, 15 Meigs Avenue, Madison, CT
For part-time piano lovers, the Adult Piano Club will be a monthly meeting of adult piano players to discuss music, exchange ideas, and perhaps play for each other. Each meeting will also feature a demonstration by Vanessa M. Pentz.
Refreshments will be provided and there will be a $10 charge for admission. Registration is required; please call the office to request a spot.
First Meeting: Sunday, June 2nd, 7-8:30pm at the Madison Academy of Music.
Please contact us for more information: madisonacademyofmusic.com
Olde School Saloon and Bistro, 418 State St, New Haven, CT
Rockland Preserve, Route 79, Madison, CT
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT
Visit the Denison Farm Market where vendors offer seasonal farm produce, plants and other local products including honey, syrup, corn meal, jams and jellies. Onsite hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade relishes are available at the Market from the Stonyledge Farm grill. Picnic tables under shaded tents allow Market patrons to enjoy lunch or a snack. Live fiddling and banjo music by Craig Edwards and his American Roots Music adds to the festive atmosphere.
Timberlands , , Guilford, CT
Canfield-Meadow Woods Nature Preserve, Route 154, Deep River, CT
Cross Lots Preserve, 40 West Avenue, Essex, CT
Historic Guilford Walking Tours, 31 Park St., Guilford, CT
Join our student guides as they walk you through 374 years of New England History on this award winning activity. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Town Hall at 31 Park St. in Guilford. Morning tour focuses on history with afternoon tour focused on architecture.
Chosen as "Best of New England 2013" by Yankee Magazine!
Avalonia Land Conservancy's Avery Preserve, 35 Avery Hill Road, Ledyard, CT
In Ledyard, CT, join Mike Goodwin and Ben Anderson on June 2nd at 9:00 A.M. at Avalonia Land Conservancy’s Avery Preserve, 35 Avery Hill Road, for an outdoor adventure sponsored by Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. We will hike a moderate 2 mile loop trail through open woodlands. Joan Nichols, a forester from Lebanon, CT, recently completed a forest stewardship plan for the property and will walk with us to discuss proposals for maintaining the property and changes that have occurred since a similar plan was written in 1985. Park at the town ball field off Stoddards Wharf Road, Route 214, just west of the cemetery on the corner of Avery Hill Road and follow the signs to the meeting place. Pre-registration is not necessary. Rain will cancel.
Old Saybrook Racquet and Swim club, 299 Springbrook Road, Old Saybrook,
Open house ; Free Tennis or Swimming. To play tennis court time must be reserved one day in advance. To swim please register at the front desk in the tennis center
Clinton Town Hall Theatre, 54 E Main Street, Clinton, CT
Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT
Goodspeed, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT
Youthful energy abounds in this signature Goodspeed musical filled with Roaring 20s nostalgia, plenty of laughter and rousing dance numbers. Anticipation builds on the Tait College campus as game day approaches but the football hero must first pass a big exam in order to play. When he unexpectedly falls for his tutor, romance blooms and hijinks ensue. With songs like “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “The Varsity Drag,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” it’s fun for everyone!
April 12-June 22
Sunday 2pm April 14- June 16
Sunday 6:30 pm April 14 – May 12
Wednesday 2pm April 17 – June 19
Wednesday 7:30pm April 17 – June 19
Thursday 2pm May 16 – June 20
Thursday 2pm April 18 – June 20
Friday 8pm April 12-June 21
Saturday 3pm April 13 – June 15
Saturday 8pm April 13 – June 15
Saturday 2pm June 22
Saturday 6:30 June 22