A total of 57 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.
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.
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.
Provenance Center, 165 State Street, New London, CT
David Fryburg discusses his exhibit of photographs, “The Essence of Intention”; there will also be a demonstration of Tai Chi by Master David Chandler; free; (860) 405-5887.
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.
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.
Guilford Art Center Mill Gallery, 411 Church Street, Guiford, CT
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.
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.
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
the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Ctr, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT
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
Hart's Greenhouse and Florist, 43 Clinton Ave., Norwich, CT
11 a.m.-5 p.m., June 6&7
10 a.m., June 8&9
$4, ages 12 and under; $6 adults; no tickets sold after 4:30 p.m.; www.chelseabotanicalgardens.org; (860) 889-6642.
New Haven Harbor, Long Wharf, New Haven, CT
Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT
June 8, 11 a.m. to June 9, 9 a.m.
The New London County Seashore Relay For Life will be held at Connecticut College on the Temple Green. This is an inspiring, family friendly event to raise funds to support the various services provided by the American Cancer Society. This event is overnight and camping is encouraged. The theme this year is Carnival for a Cure. Also, this year's event will host the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 is a nationwide research study wich will help cancer researchers better understand lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Please come out and support this study on June 8, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Come and Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. More Info: www.relayforlife.org/nlcsct.
Colchester Town Green, Main St. & Norwich Ave., Colchester, CT
dancers, athletes, musicians; food vendors, business and organization booths, crafters and artists; booths available; (860) 334-7977, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Matthais Parish Center, 317 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme;,
pancakes, eggs and more; $5, $3 ages 5-12.
Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT
June 6-9; The weekend’s festivities include concerts, a storytelling stage, instructional workshops, folk dancing, and a scholar’s symposium. The Festival is the premier sea music event in North America.
In addition to the Mystic Seaport Chantey Staff, scheduled performers include the Sicilian group AcquAria , Kapriol’! from The Netherlands, and Australia’s Danny Spooner. Sara Grey, recognized as one of the finest traditional performers ever, will appear with her son Kieron Means, and the group OCEAN Celtic from Washington DC, will entertain with their unique blend of Celtic and folk based on the research of two members who work at the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.
A special appearance will be made on Thursday night by the Polish group Sasiedzi (“the Neighbors”), a quintet that carries on a sea chantey craze that first emerged in that country under Communism. Overall, more than 20 individuals and groups will perform at the Festival.
Returning this year is a storytelling stage co-sponsored by the Connecticut Storytelling Center and an evening sea music “contra dance,” a style of partnered folk dancing traditional to New England. The storytelling stage will feature gifted storytellers from throughout the region, who will entertain the audience with original stories and folktales from a wide range of sources. The Museum’s Wendell Building will host the stage on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contra dance will be held Saturday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mystic German Club’s Frohsinn Hall, located directly across the street from the Museum’s main entrance on Route 27. There is an $8 admission fee for the dance.
In addition, the annual Music of the Sea Symposium, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. The Symposium, which features presentations of themed papers by some of the country’s leading maritime music scholars, explores the interaction between sea, music and song. The Friday session will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McAllister Hall Auditorium on the Coast Guard Academy campus and is free to the public. The Symposium continues Saturday from 9:30 a.m.to 12 p.m. at the Greenmanville Church on the grounds of Mystic Seaport. Museum admission is required. For further details and a list of Symposium presenters and topics, visit www.mysticseaport.org/smfsymposium.
St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT
— 2 p.m., , 7 Water St., Stonington Village; village tour, weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10, $5 per student; (860) 535-8445, (860) 535-1440.
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.
Eastern Point Beach, Beach Pond Road, Groton, CT
Giant Yard Sale at Eastern Point Beach, City of Groton, CT from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SUNDAY JUNE 9TH. Something for everyone. Bargains galore. Ask us about our fill-a-bag offers. Sponsored by Friends of the Zbierski House. Contact Mark Whalen 860-449-1997 for further information. NOTE THAT THE ORIGINAL DATE OF SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 6/9/13 BECAUSE OF a FORCAST OF RAINY WEATHER ON SATURDAY.
Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St., Chester, CT
noon-6 p.m., sponsored by Killingworth's Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center, A Place Called Hope; activities for all ages including nature workshops, music, food, crafts, vendors, environmental information booths and CT Wildlife nature presentations; proceeds and donations go toward constructing a Bald Eagle Aviary at A Place Called Hope's Center; (203) 804-3453 or (860) 575-9791.
Norwichtown Pet Resort & Spa, 763 Scotland Road, Norwich, CT
9 a.m.-2 p.m., 30 rescue dogs wanting homes; fundraiser includes door prizes, baskets, kids' activities, donation opportunities; all proceeds go to Angels Among Us Animal Rescue; www.angelsamongusanimalrescue.org; (860) 822-6342.
Old Saybrook Town Green, , Old Saybrook, CT
Donation: $20 (includes appetizers, goodie bag, and $5 frozen yogurt coupon). No dog required. Benefits Dog Days adoption events. RSVP requested.
Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT
sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.
Carriage House, 245 Main STreet, Deep River, CT
Olde Mistick Village, Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT
Food Fest in Olde Mistick Village this weekend
Olde Mistick Village will host its third annual International Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Local restaurants and executive chefs will present culinary classics from more than 15 countries around the world.
Live entertainment, ranging from artists, street performers and musicians to dancers and balloon artists will perform throughout the festival on both days.
This family event is free and open to the public. Olde Mistick Village is located at 27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic.
To view all menus and daily activities, visit www.OldeMistickVillage.com. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.
Ledyard Senior Center, 12 Van Tassel Drive, Gales Ferry,
Ledyard Historical Society Program after a brief Annual Meeting, about Ledyard's part in the War of 1812, an interesting, little-known story, presented and illustrated by Kit Foster, Ledyard Historical President and Town Historian. Tom Callinan, Connecticut's first Official Troubadour, will perform his song about the Commodore's arrival in New London and winter at Gales Ferry.
Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 70 Cross Road, Waterford, CT
Josh Stoffel, Manager of Sustainability at Connecticut College, will speak at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Sunday, June 9th, at 5:00 p.m. In his position at Connecticut College, he coordinates and advances energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy, and waste minimization.
He will lead a discussion about the global challenges to our environment, and what we can do within our community to help make positive impacts on those challenges.
He came to Connecticut College from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was its first Sustainability Coordinator.
Josh holds a Master of Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
For questions call Anne Lang, 860-443-9688
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.
Ledyard Senior Center, 12 Van Tassel Drive, Gales Ferry, CT
Kit Foster, Ledyard Historical Society president and Ledyard town historian, will discuss the War of 1812 and observe the bicentenary of Stephen Decatur’s arrival on the mountain that now bears his name, at the society’s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ledyard Senior Center.
Tom Callinan, Connecticut’s first official troubadour, will perform his song about the commodore’s arrival in New London and winter in Gales Ferry.
The program is free and open to the public. Ledyard Senior Center is located on Van Tassell Drive in Gales Ferry. Visit www.ledyardhistory.org.
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Ave., Mystic, CT
Sundays through October.
Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT
Benefits A Place Called Hope in Killingworth. Freewill donation.
Denison Homestead , 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT
Join us at the Denison Homestead as we welcome the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons! Activities include artillery demonstration, American infantry drill, and cavalry demonstration. Colonial artisans will be demonstrating in and around the Denison Homestead Museum. 11am – 4 pm.
Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT
Stressed? Worried about an upcoming event? Come to a Guided Visualization Workshop and learn new ways to remain calm. Call Betty Hamilton of Hypnosis for Health, LLC at 203-804-8897 to reserve your spot. $10.00
The Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT
Madison Wine Exchange, 188 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
Tickets: $25, available in advance only.
, 88 Mulberry Farms Road, Guilford, CT
Opening annual meeting of Guilford Land Trust; families welcome.
City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT
Aetna Theatre at the Wadsworth atheneum, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
The fifth annual GardenFest at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is a ten-day celebration of the site’s historic gardens, featuring special events, displays, demonstrations, and family activities. From June 7 through June 16, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities for all ages and interest levels. Most events are included with Museum admission.
City Pier, , New London, CT
featuring the music of Mozart, Copland, Williams, Anderson and Warlock; bring a chair and a picnic; prize for best picnic presentation; free; (860) 608-1780 or (860) 691-0849.
First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime and Early American music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings—and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!
Anna Liffey's , 17 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook, CT
Tickets: $15 ($12 in advance, free for children under 12).
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.
Jared Eliot Preserve, 88 Mulberry Farms Road, Guilford, CT
Attend the Annual Meeting of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust and enjoy a falconry demonstration and an up close experience with spectacular birds of prey with Skyhunters in Flight.
Bauer Park, 257 Copse Road, Madison, CT
From warblers to woodpeckers and herons to hummingbirds, over 42 bird species breed at Bauer Park. Learn the basics of birding as we explore the fields and forest to find our summer birds. Binoculars and field guides will be provided or bring your own.
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT
On the grounds of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market meets 12 to 3 every Sunday, June thru October. It offers the finest locally-grown produce, eggs, meats, cheese, honey and maple syrup from areas farms, as well as regular and gluten-free baked goods. There is music weekly, guest vendors and demonstrations. Ample parking and on site hiking trails make this a perfect family-friendly destination for an afternoon in the Mystic area.
Derby Green Way, Main st/Caroline st, Derby,
Join us for our 2nd Annual, Derby in Derby 5k! We will run with you, we will cheer you on! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Registration is $20 online at http://www.ctrollerderby.com/5k with free T-Shirt. Fee is $25 the day of race. Registration starts at 8am, whistle at 9am. Follow the signs and the CT RollerGirls directing you to the race, from Main St/Caroline St. on the Derby Greenway. Hydrate and snack after the race with us!
Derby Greenway, Main St. at Caroline St., Derby, CT
The CT RollerGirls are excited to be hosting our second Derby in Derby 5K at the Derby Greenway (Main St./Caroline St. in Derby, CT)! This years event will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Race! Raffle! Refreshments! Come to run! Come for fun!
Registration fee ($20 in advance, $25 on race day) includes t-shirt and water bottle.
Race day registration begins at 8 am. Race will start at 9 am.
Rain date: June 23rd
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, 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