2017 Connecticut festivals and events this summer

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All the top 2017 Connecticut festivals and events this summer with some great celebrations to check out each month.  If you are looking for some things to do in CT this year, look no further!

Complete list of all Connecticut festivals and events schedule for 2017. Great events for the festival season in Connecticut all for the love of fun!  There are also a lot of great festivals in western Connecticut in 2017, be sure to check out the event dates and times.

Connecticut festivals and events rated by desirability and interest.
Connecticut events and festivities review
Date Published: 10/22/2016
Highest rated available for 2017 events and festivals in Connecticut. Great job in this great state.
5 / 5 stars

If we’ve missed an event that you feel is noteworthy, please leave a comment below to get it added or write us at info(at)festivals4fun.com

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May CT events

Top May festivals in Connecticut

May 6, 2017
Autism Speaks Walk in Waterbury, CT today
May 03, 2017
Academic Artists Association National Exhibition in Vernon, CT today
May 03, 2017
Westfield Trumbull Mall Pre-Mother’s Day Fair in Trumbull, CT today
May 06, 2017
Cannondale Spring Craft Festival in Wilton, CT today
May 06, 2017
New England Regional Chili Cookoff in Somers, CT today
May 06, 2017
Spring Fling Craft Fair in Prospect, CT today
May 07, 2017
Beacon Falls RiverFest/Duck Race in Beacon Falls, CT today
May 07, 2017
Craft Fair by Sisterhood of Temple Sinai in Newington, CT today
May 12, 2017
Fairfield Dogwood Festival in Fairfield, CT today
May 13, 2017
Farm and Flower Fest in Windsor Locks, CT today
May 13, 2017
Robin Hood Springtime Festival in North Haven, CT today
May 13, 2017
Windsor Lions Club Spring Arts and Crafts Festival in Windsor, CT today
May 18, 2017
Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest – May in Willimantic, CT today
May 19, 2016
ART About Town in Westport, CT today
May 19, 2017
Oxford’s Face-Festival of Arts Culture and Entertainment in Oxford, CT today
May 20, 2017
Bruce Museum Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich, CT today
May 20, 2017
Color Vibe in Danbury, CT today
May 20, 2017
Ecofest in Derby, CT today
May 20, 2017
Locapalooza III in Bethany, CT today
May 20, 2017
May Days Country Fair in Danbury, CT today
May 20, 2017
May-Flower Craft Fair in East Hampton, CT today
May 20, 2017
Night Out On Main Street – May in Watertown, CT today
May 20, 2017
Plainville Family Fest in Plainville, CT today
May 20, 2017
Riverfest in Windham, CT today
May 20, 2017
Shoreline Spring Festival in Madison, CT today
May 21, 2017
Family Fun Fest and Craft Fair in Sandy Hook, CT today
May 26, 2017
CT Salsa Fest in Stamford, CT today
May 27, 2017
Art at Ives: Juried Fine Art and Crafts Show in Danbury, CT today
May 27, 2017
Greenwich Town Party in Greenwich, CT today
May 27, 2017
Wethersfield Memorial Parade in Wethersfield, CT today
May 27, 2017
Wilton Rotary Craft Fair in Wilton, CT today
May 28, 2017
Trails In Motion Film Festival in Enfield, CT today

June Connecticut festivals

June, 2017

  • Soupstock Festival in Shelton, Connecticut

July Connecticut summer festivals

July, 2017

  • Taste of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut

August Connecticut county fairs and festivals

August, 2017

  • The Beat Music and Arts Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • National Puppetry Festival in Mansfield, Connecticut

September Connecticut events

September, 2017

  • Norwalk Oyster Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut
  1. Woodstock Fair – The Woodstock Fair is a great event held in Woodstock on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  2. Haddam Neck Fair – The Haddam Neck Fair is a great event held in Haddam Neck on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  3. Ninth Blues Views and BBQ Festival – The Ninth Blues Views and BBQ Festival is a great event held in Westport on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  4. Goshen Fair – The Goshen Fair is a great event held in Goshen on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  5. Mystic Labor Day Weekend Show – The Mystic Labor Day Weekend Show is a great event held in Mystic on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  6. Hebron Harvest Fair – The Hebron Harvest Fair is a great event held in Hebron on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  7. North Haven Fair – The North Haven Fair is a great event held in North Haven on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  8. Juried Artisan and Craft Show at Hebron Harvest Fair – The Juried Artisan and Craft Show at Hebron Harvest Fair is a great event held in Hebron on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  9. Cheshire Fall Festival – The Cheshire Fall Festival is a great event held in Cheshire on September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  10. Bethlehem Fair – The Bethlehem Fair is a great event held in Bethlehem on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  11. East Haven Fall Festival – The East Haven Fall Festival is a great event held in East Haven on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  12. On the Green Fine Art and Craft Show – The On the Green Fine Art and Craft Show is a great event held in Glastonbury on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  13. Suffield on the Green Craft Fair – The Suffield on the Green Craft Fair is a great event held in Suffield on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  14. Taste of Danbury – The Taste of Danbury is a great event held in Danbury on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  15. Apple Festival – The Apple Festival is a great event held in Monroe on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  16. Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival – The Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival is a great event held in Norwalk on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  17. CTBS Bead Bazaar – The CTBS Bead Bazaar is a great event held in Middletown on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  18. Guilford Fair – The Guilford Fair is a great event held in Guilford on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  19. Simsbury Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival – The Simsbury Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival is a great event held in Simsbury on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  20. Arts and Crafts on Bedford – The Arts and Crafts on Bedford is a great event held in Stamford on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  21. Fairfield Kiwanis Arts and Craft Fair – The Fairfield Kiwanis Arts and Craft Fair is a great event held in Fairfield on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  22. Durham Agricultural Fair – The Durham Agricultural Fair is a great event held in Durham on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  23. West Haven Apple Festival – The West Haven Apple Festival is a great event held in West Haven on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  24. Avon Arts and Crafts Fall Show – The Avon Arts and Crafts Fall Show is a great event held in Avon on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  25. Bristol Mum Festival – The Bristol Mum Festival is a great event held in Bristol on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  26. Brooklyn Fall Festival – The Brooklyn Fall Festival is a great event held in Brooklyn on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  27. Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Show – The Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Show is a great event held in Ridgefield on September 24, 2017 to October 09, 2017.
  28. Artists in the Country and Juried Outdoor Show and Sale – The Artists in the Country and Juried Outdoor Show and Sale is a great event held in Woodstock on September 27, 2017 to September 28, 2017.
  29. Smoke in the Valley – The Smoke in the Valley is a great event held in Seymour on September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  30. Southington Apple Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show – The Southington Apple Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show is a great event held in Southington on September 30, 2017 to October 09, 2017.
  31. First Congregational Church Craft Fair – The First Congregational Church Craft Fair is a great event held in Southington on September 30, 2017 to October 10, 2017.
  32. Prospect Fall Festival and Carnival – The Prospect Fall Festival and Carnival is a great event held in Prospect on September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2017.
  33. Live Green Connecticut! Festival – The Live Green Connecticut! Festival is a great event held in Norwalk on September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2017.

October Connecticut festivals

October, 2017

  • NECT Great Pumpkin Festival & Artisan Fair in Putnam, Connecticut
  • Wapping Community Church Craft Fair in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Cromwell Arts and Crafts Fair in Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Shelton Autumn Craft Festival in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Windsor Craft & Vendor Extravaganza in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Garlic and Harvest Festival in Bethlehem, Connecticut
  • Buell’s Fall Family Festival in Eastford, Connecticut
  • Columbus Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show in Gaylordsville, Connecticut
  • Fortieth Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury, Connecticut
  • Civic Women Harvest Festival in Guilford, Connecticut
  • Country Fair Fall Festival in Killingworth, Connecticut
  • New England Country Fair in Manchester, Connecticut
  • The Army & Navy Craft Fair/Show in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Milford Fall Festival and Car Cruise in Milford, Connecticut
  • Pumpkins on the Pier #4 in Milford, Connecticut
  • Fall Fair in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Fire and Ice Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut
  • Elks Art and Craft Fair in Southington, Connecticut
  • Vernon Arts and Crafts Show in Vernon, Connecticut
  • Cannondale Foliage Arts and Crafts Fair in Wilton, Connecticut
  • Iceland Affair in Winchester Center, Connecticut
  • Windsor Lions Club Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Woodstock, Connecticut

Garlic and Harvest Festival
Bethlehem Fairgrounds – Bethlehem, Connecticut Over 200 vendors offering a wide array of specialty s, handmade crafts, and fresh produce with garlic as a theme.

Hebron Harvest Fair – in September

Hebron Lions Fairgrounds – Hebron, Connecticut

Connecticut Ren Faire
Connecticut Ren Faire “Glitter Girl”

North Haven Fair at the North Haven Fairgrounds – North Haven, Connecticut

Hebron Harvest Fair at Lions Fairgrounds – Hebron, Connecticut

First Fridays – September in Putnam, Connecticut

Bethlehem Fair in Bethlehem, Connecticut

Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival at Veterans Park – Norwalk, Connecticut

Riverfront Latin World Rhythms Festival at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

November Connecticut festivals

  • Evergreen Woods Holiday Fair in North Branford, Connecticut
  • Saint Paul Christmas Fair in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  • Saint James Christmas Fair in Stratford, Connecticut
  • Norwalk Fall Festival of Crafts in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Waterbury Arts and Crafts Fair in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Young Women’s League of New Canaan Holiday Boutique in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Thirteenth Festival of Trees in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Connecticut International Auto Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sleigh Bells Ring in Bolton, Connecticut
  • Canton Holiday Craft Fair in Canton, Connecticut
  • Sixth Festival of Trees & Marketplace in Cheshire, Connecticut
  • Holiday Spectacular Craft Showcase in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Laureate Nu Chapter Craft Fair in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Haddam Killingworth Holiday Craft Fair in Killingworth, Connecticut
  • YMCA Holiday Craft & Bake Sale in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Kennedy Middle School Craft Fair in Plantsville, Connecticut
  • Ridgefield CT Womans’ Club Craft Fair in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Cookie Express Christmas Fair in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Northwestern Regional Craft Fair in Winsted, Connecticut
  • South Windsor Craft Fair in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Stamford Holiday Shopper’s Craft Showcase in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Wesleyan Potters Exhibit and Sale in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Gingerbread House Festival in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Saint Gregory Craft Fair in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Parisi Christmas Bazaar in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Newtown Holiday Craft Festival in Newtown, Connecticut
  • Southington Arts and Crafts Show in Southington, Connecticut
  • Holiday Fair Used Book/Media Sale & Cupcake Contest in Beacon Falls, Connecticut
  • Holiday by the Sea Craft Show in West Haven, Connecticut
  • Craftwestport in Westport, Connecticut
  • Southbury Autumn Craft Festival in Southbury, Connecticut
  • Holiday Fair Used Book and media Sale and Cupcake Conte in Beacon Falls, Connecticut
  • Holiday Fair Used Book/media Sale & Cupcake Contest in Beacon Falls, Connecticut
  • Festival of Trees & Marketplace in Cheshire, Connecticut
  • Fortieth Holiday Craft Fair in Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Fall Craft Fair in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Festival of Trees in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Jingle Bell Craft Fair in East Hampton, Connecticut
  • Holiday Gift Fair in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Groton Art and Craft Fair in Groton, Connecticut
  • Laureate Nu Chapter Craft Fair and Farmers Market in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Laureate Nu Craft Fair in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Disney Live! Mickey\xe2\x80\x99s Music Festival i in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Saint John Ladies’ Guild Christmas Fair in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  • Oxford Arts and Crafts Show in Oxford, Connecticut
  • Ridgefield CT Woman’s Club Forty in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Winter Wonderland Craft Fair to Benefit Seymour Pink in Seymour, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Christmas Gift Show in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Vendor Fair in Wallingford, Connecticut

December Connecticut festivals

  • Christmas At Enfield Square in Enfield, Connecticut
  • Holiday Market Place in Enfield, Connecticut
  • Shelton Holiday Craft Festival in Shelton, Connecticut
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Wolcott, Connecticut
  • Wolcott Holiday Craft Fair in Wolcott, Connecticut
  • South Windsor Winter Craft and Specialty Food Fair in South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Holiday Carousel of Crafts Showcase in Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in Chester, Connecticut
  • Lamplight Stroll in Milford, Connecticut
  • Saint Philip Church Victorian Christmas Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Winter Faire in Bolton, Connecticut
  • Saint Joseph School Christmas Festival in Brookfield, Connecticut
  • Chaplin PTO Craft Fair in Chaplin, Connecticut
  • Holiday Boutique in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Saint Ann Christmas Fair in Milford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Unionville, Connecticut
  • Whiting Mills Holiday Open STudios in Winchester, Connecticut
  • VFW Post 296 Sixth Holiday Bazaar in Winsted, Connecticut
  • Christmas Craft Fair and Boutique in Woodbury, Connecticut
  • North Haven Holiday Wonderland of Crafts in North Haven, Connecticut
  • Holiday Shopping Fair in Hartford, Connecticut
  • CT Handcrafted and Gift Expo 2 in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Scandinavian Club’s Holiday Fair in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Holiday Market Days in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Market Days 2 in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hometown Holiday Craft & Community Fair in Hebron, Connecticut
  • Westfield Meredin Mall Holiday Event in Meriden, Connecticut
  • Christmas Spectacular in Milford, Connecticut
  • Westfield Connecticut Post Mall Holiday Event in Milford, Connecticut
  • Stamford JCC Gift Show in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Holiday Craft Sale in Wolcott, Connecticut
  • JCC Arts & Crafts Fair in Woodbridge, Connecticut

Connecticut defines festivals

Connecticut has the lead in defining what these great events mean to the people in the state.

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January Connecticut festivals

January, 2017

  • Music Expos in East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Elm City CrossFit’s Frosty Festival in Hamden, Connecticut

February Connecticut festivals

  • Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Flower and Garden Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Northeast Fishing and Hunting Expo in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Original Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Original Connecticut Home and Remodeling Show in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Seafood Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Chinese Arts Festival Lunarfest in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Music Expos CD Record Show in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

March Connecticut festivals

March, 2017

  • Made in Connecticut Expo in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Mystic Irish Parade in Connecticut 06355 , Connecticut
  • Fairfield County String Festival in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Spring Fling Craft and Gift Expo in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Music Expos CD Record Show in East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hebron Maple Festival in Hebron, Connecticut
  • Manchester Radiant Arts Fair in Manchester, Connecticut

April Connecticut festivals and events

April, 2017

  • Connecticut Storytelling Festival in New London, Connecticut
  • Spring Craft Fair in Branford, Connecticut
  • Trinity International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Newtown Spring Welcome Craft Fair in Newtown, Connecticut
  • Contemporary Art Fair and American Craft Show Connecticut in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Southbury Spring Showcase of Crafts in Southbury, Connecticut
  • Latin Fest in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
  • Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival in Vernon, Connecticut
  • Spring Car Show! in Wethersfield, Connecticut

2016 Brooklyn Fair news and views from @TheBrooklynFair

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Brooklyn, Connecticut – Looking for something to do this summer? We have an event you won’t want to miss this August, the 2016 Brooklyn Fair. The top 25 reasons to see the 2016 Brooklyn Fair this year. One of the best events in all of Windham County. Take a look at some of the top reasons to check out this festival. The event is held from August 25 to August 28.

This year marks 207 years that the festival has been going strong. The organizers of the fest believe that 2016 will be their best ever. The Brooklyn Fair celebration is listed as one of the top 50 events of August in 2016.  The 2016 Brooklyn Fair offers great attractions this August. Simply put, you need to be there and experience what it has to offer as well as be connected to the community like you have never been before.

The arrival of August means it is time for some of the best events of the year. In Connecticut it is no exception. This year the Brooklyn Fair will be rocking Windham County and you got to see the top entertainment offered in 2016. Find the top things to do, what to see and much more in Brooklyn. With well over 250 festivals in Connecticut this August alone, you just can not miss this one!

The 2016 Brooklyn Fair is one of the best events in Connecticut and gets high marks across the board for this great fairs festival
Date Published: 08/02/2016
The Brooklyn Fair is one of the top 50 fairs festivals in all of America. The Brooklyn Fair festival gets a review of 7.5 out of 1383 user votes and reviews
7.5 / 10 stars
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2016 Brooklyn Fair image

 

Top 5 reasons to see the Brooklyn Fair

Top 5 reasons to see this festival and why you just can not miss it!

  1. Robinson’s Racing Pigs and the Garden Tractor Pull will be pulling out early.
  2. Quest Martial Arts and the Dog Show will beat it to music.
  3. Thirty 6 Red and the Little Mis Brooklyn and Mister Brooklyn Fair Pageant
  4. Josh Thompson and the Kids Pie Eating Contest as well as the Free Bike Drawing
  5. Beef Show with the Dairy and Sheep show will be enjoying Lawn Mower racing.

Dates and times of the Brooklyn Fair

The Brooklyn Fair is a 3-day fairs festival that will be held from August 25 to August 28 in Brooklyn, Connecticut this summer. Rocking the suburbs with the entire family like Quiet Riot did!

2016 Brooklyn Fair locations

The 2016 Brooklyn Fair is held in Brooklyn every August. If you need driving directions to Brooklyn, Connecticut simply visit google maps and enter in the festival locale in and boom, you’re there!
15 Fairgrounds Rd
Brooklyn, Connecticut

Looking for lodging for the 2016 Brooklyn Fair?

Great options available in and around Brooklyn from hotels, motels, and camping options
Don’t miss out on the Brooklyn Fair because of booking issues and be a part of one of the greatest fairs festivals this summer!

Official contacts of the Brooklyn Fair

Want to get a hold of organizers of the 2016 Brooklyn Fair? Well here are your official contacts of the event. If you have any of these contacts that might be missing please leave a comment below and we will add it.
Twitter: @TheBrooklynFair
Email:
Website: Get the official times of Brooklyn Fair –> Official Connecticut Brooklyn Fair times

What they are saying about the Brooklyn Fair:

I’m on a field trip to do a back to school story at my high school of Ellis Tech. Love you Sam Kantrow and your noon forecast. See you from Essex tomorrow!- Gil Simmons

 

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Interested in a great festival in Connecticut to check out? The top 13 reasons to go to the Brooklyn Fair.

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Top rated Connecticut August festivals and county fairs for 2016

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Here are the top festivals and events in Connecticut this August.  The 2016 top things to do in Connecticut from all ranges of festival genre; top CT music festivals, art festivals, beer and wine and much more.

The top events in some of the biggest cities in Connecticut as well.  To see a detailed list of all the top Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury events – just click on the links. The best Fairfield County fairs from east to west in the great state.

The top 25 festivals in Connecticut get high marks for this August
Date Published: 07/02/2016
The top 25 festivals in Connecticut this August overall get a 4.5 rating out of 2132 visitor votes and reviews
4.5 / 5 stars
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Connecticut festivals and events

Connecticut festivals and events this August

Bridgeport, Connecticut – Top festivals and events in Connecticut this August. Check out some of the top things to do in the state this month. The hottest music festivals, art festivals, and food festivals this month. Some of the best events from Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford.. August in Connecticut is glorious. Enjoy some of the state’s best outdoor festivals as well as great indoor events such as art festivals and film festivals.

Connecticut also has a great history of music festivals and the season kicks off with some amazing street festivals. Get your groove on and rock out with your dingy out. Great reasons to drink in Bridgeport or New Haven this month. Things to do in Connecticut, United States – Connecticut events and attractions in August. Connecticut events calendar for August 2016.

Middlesex Music Festival 2016
August 5, 2016

Middletown, Connecticut at Middlesex Community College
Music festival with many various bands also food trucks and craft and direct vendors and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Potato and Corn Festival
August 5, 2016

North Branford, Connecticut at Augur Property
The 2016 PoCo Fest will be the 15th year of this free, wonderful, fun-filled family event. Emerging almost overnight in a and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well! Go Huskies!

Downtown Putnam First Fridays 2016
August 5, 2016

Putnam, Connecticut at Downtown Putnam
Event will be held on August 5, 2016. An Arts and Music Street Fair. The event will take place outside with and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016

Madison, Connecticut at Madison Green
Fair is on the green and cars are left behind their booth 7th Annual 100 Crafters outside show rain or shine and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Mystic Summer Show
August 6, 2016

Mystic, Connecticut at Olde Mistick Village Green
43rd Summer Show will be held on Aug. 6-7, 2016. This mid-summer weekend has been a popular rendezvous.

2016 Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016

Madison, Connecticut at Madison Green
Show will be held on August 6, 2016. You will find a good assortment of country crafts, floral arrangements, adults and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Cannondale Village Summer Craft Festival
August 6, 2016

Wilton, Connecticut at Cannondale Village
Cannondale Village Summer Craft Festival will be held on August 6-7, 2016. This event is dedicated to providing high quality arts and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Stonington Village Fair
August 6, 2016

Stonington, Connecticut at Village Green
The 64th annaul fair will take place on August 6, 2016 at the Village Green, 20 High Street, in the picturesque and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016

Sharon, Connecticut at Town Green
Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on August 6th, 2016. More than 120 selected quality artists and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
August 6, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
A free annual event held the first Saturday of August each year at the Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford. The 2016 and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Litchfield County Food Truck and Flea Market Festival
August 6, 2016

Terryville, Connecticut at Terryville Fairgrounds
Free Admission. Come enjoy the best and most unique foods on the Food Truck Circuit while shopping for the best bargains and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival 2016
August 7, 2016

New London, Connecticut at The Waterfront
We are delighted to welcome you to the summer debut of the “Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival”. The Portside and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Podunk Bluegrass Festival
August 11, 2016

Hebron, Connecticut at Hebron Lions Fairgrounds
This annual bluegrass festival is held the second full weekend of August in Hebron, Connecticut. It features local, regional and national and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Lebanon Country Fair
August 12, 2016

Lebanon, Connecticut at Fairgrounds
The Lebanon Country Fair takes place the weekend of the second Sunday in August of every year. The Fair boasts many and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
August 13, 2016

Mystic, Connecticut at Historic Downtown
The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival attracts people from New England and other and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Brookfield Bridal Extravaganza
August 16, 2016

Brookfield, Connecticut at Candlewood Inn
Event will be held on August 16, 2016. You will find everything you need to plan your perfect wedding including vendors and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest
August 18, 2016

Willimantic, Connecticut at Downtown
Event will be held on August 18, 2016. Five stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Bridgewater, Connecticut Annual Country Fair
August 19, 2016

Bridgewater, Connecticut at Bridgewater, Connecticut Fairgrounds
email bridgewatervendors@gmail.com for more information and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Hartford County 4-H Fair
August 19, 2016

Somers, Connecticut at Fourtown Fairgrounds
Hartford County 4-H Fair will be held on August 19th – 21st, 2016 at Fourtown Fairgrounds, Somers CT. 4-H/FFA Shows and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Hamburg Fair
August 19, 2016

Lyme, Connecticut at Fairground
Hamburg Fair will be held on August 19-21, 2016. Carnival Rides and Midway games. Food Concessions, Pony Rides, Alpacas and Goats and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!.

2016 Wolcott Country Fair
August 19, 2016

Wolcott, Connecticut at Wolcott Lion Fairgrounds
Wolcott Country Fair is the area’s largest agricultural and family fun event of the summer. The fair-goers can learn about farming and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Bridgewater Country Fair
August 19, 2016

Bridgewater, Connecticut at Fairgrounds
The Bridgewater Country Fair is a long standing tradition, preserving the character of the country fairs of yesterday, when farmers and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Vibrant Living Expo 2016
August 20, 2016

New London, Connecticut at Crozier-Williams Student Center at Connecticut College
Come to the Vibrant Living Expo to discover new interests, lifestyles, and activities. The Vibrant Living Expo will be held at and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Dragon Boat Races and Asian Festival
August 20, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut at Downtown, Riverfront Plaza
The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture and the and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Craft and Tag Sale
August 20, 2016

Norwich, Connecticut at Small Potatoes Crafts and Gifts
Craft and Tag Sale will be held on August 20th, 2016. Hours: 9 AM – 2 PM and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Milford Oyster Festival
August 20, 2016

Milford, Connecticut at Downtown and Harbor
The 42nd annual Milford Oyster Festival will host Blue Oyster Cult and the Marsall Tucker Band this year. New this year and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Essex Arts and Craft Fair
August 20, 2016

Essex, Connecticut at Essex Town Green
Join us at this juried Annual Arts and Craft Fair on the Essex Town Green. Enjoy shopping the 60+ booths that and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Rock the Valley 2016
August 20, 2016

Ansonia, Connecticut at Nolan Field
Rock The Valley 2016 is a Family oriented celebration of Music and Arts with Live, concert performances by select, regional bands and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival 2016
August 21, 2016

New London, Connecticut at The Waterfront
We are delighted to welcome you to the summer debut of the “Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival”.

Festa! Italian Festival
August 4 – 6, 2016
Holy Rosary Church Grounds – Ansonia, Connecticut

Main Street Marketpace – August
August 4 – 18, 2016
Downtown Torrington – Torrington, Connecticut

2016 Dave’s Feminine Craft Fair
August 21, 2016

Stafford Springs, Connecticut at Stafford Motor Speedway

Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival
August 29, 2015
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Arts and Crafts Show
August 26, 2016

Plainville, Connecticut at Norton Park
The 32nd Hot Air Balloon Festival and Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show will be held on August 26-28, 2016

2016 Terryville Country Fair
August 26, 2016

Terryville, Connecticut at Terryville Fairgrounds
During its 66th Annual Terryville Country Fair, the Lions will be accepting cash donations and collecting non-perishable food items.
2016 Trumbull Summer Craft Festival
August 27, 2016

Trumbull, Connecticut at Grace Episcopal Church (front lawn)
Trumbull Summer Farewell Craft Festival will be held on August 27, 2016. This event is dedicated to providing high quality arts and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

2016 Art and Flower Fall Festival
August 27, 2016

Tolland, Connecticut at Brookside Garden Center
There will be fine art and crafts for sale, music, food from multiple vendors. Sales on flowers, face painting for the and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Watertown Night Out on Main Street
August 27, 2016

Watertown, Connecticut at Downtown
Event will be held on August 27, 2016. It is a conventional Street Festival with vendors, music, food, fun activities for and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival 2016
August 28, 2016

New London, Connecticut at The Waterfront
We are delighted to welcome you to the summer debut of the “Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival”. The Portside and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Artists and Artisans in Paradise
August 28, 2016

Stratford, Connecticut at Paradise Green
Artists and Artisans in Paradise is an annual outdoor arts and crafts show and summer fair in Stratford, Connecticut. Free and and on and on we go with these great CT festivals and events. Best music festivals in the country as well!

Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair
August 28, 2016

Wilton, Connecticut at Cannon Grange Hall

First Fridays – August
August 5, 2016
Downtown – Putnam, Connecticut

Potato and Corn Festival
August 5 – 7, 2016
Augur Property – Northford, Connecticut

Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair
August 5 – 7, 2016
Durham Fairgrounds – Durham, Connecticut

Sharon on the Green
August 6, 2016
Town Green – Sharon, Connecticut

Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
August 6, 2016
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
August 6, 2016
Madison Green – Madison, Connecticut

Blueberry Festival
August 6, 2016
Church of Christ Congregational – Goshen, Connecticut

Meet the Artists and Artisans Mystic, Connecticut
August 6 – 7, 2016
Olde Mystic Village-Green facing I-95 #90 N – Mystic, Connecticut

Litchfield Jazz Festival
August 6 – 7, 2016
Goshen Fairgrounds – Goshen, Connecticut

Middletown Music Festival
August 6 – 7, 2016
Middlesex Community College – Middletown, Connecticut

Cannondale Village Summer Craft Festival
August 6 – 7, 2016
Cannondale Village – Wilton, Connecticut

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival Week 4
August 7, 2016
Waterfront Park – New London, Connecticut

Walnut Beach Arts & Crafts Festival / Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series – August
August 7 – 28, 2016
Walnut Beach Pavillion – Milford, Connecticut

Clinton Summer Fair
August 12 – 13, 2016
Downtown – Clinton, Connecticut

Mystic Blues Festival
August 12 – 14, 2016
North Stonington Fairgrounds – North Stonington, Connecticut

Lebanese Heritage Festival/Mahrajan
August 12 – 14, 2016
3 Garthwait Rd Wolcott – Wolcott, Connecticut

Lebanese Heritage Festival/Mahrajan
August 12 – 14, 2016
3 Garthwait Rd Wolcott – Wolcott, Connecticut

Woofstock on the Branford Green
August 13, 2016
The Historic Branford Green – Branford, Connecticut

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
August 13 – 14, 2016
Historic Downtown – Mystic, Connecticut

Portside Open Air Market Special Week 5
August 14, 2016
Parade Plaza – New London, Connecticut

Willimantic Renaissance
Willimantics’ Third Thursday Street Fest – August
August 18, 2016
Historic Downtown on Main Street – Willimantic, Connecticut

Wolcott Country Fair
August 19 – 21, 2016
Wolcott Lion Fairgrounds – Wolcott, Connecticut

Bridgewater Country Fair
August 19 – 21, 2016
Bridgewater Fair Grounds – Bridgewater, Connecticut

Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival
August 20, 2016
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza – Hartford, Connecticut

Milford Oyster Festival
August 20, 2016
Downtown & Harbor – Milford, Connecticut
Fuse Fest
August 20, 2016
Fuessenich Park – Torrington, Connecticut

Rockwell Park Summer Festival
August 20, 2016
Rockwell Park – Bristol, Connecticut
Rock the Valley, a Day of Music, Art & Family Fun!
August 20, 2016
Nolan Field , Sports Complex – Ansonia, Connecticut

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival Week 6
August 21, 2016
Waterfront Park – New London, Connecticut

Brooklyn Fair
August 25 – 28, 2016
Fairgrounds – Brooklyn, Connecticut

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival
August 26 – 28, 2016
Norton Park – Plainville, Connecticut

Terryville Lions Country Fair
August 26 – 28, 2016
Terryville Fairgrounds – Terryville, Connecticut

Madison Historical Society Antiques Fair
August 27, 2016
Village Green – Madison, Connecticut

New Haven Jazz Festival
August 27, 2016
Downtown – New Haven, Connecticut

Trumbull Summer Farewell Craft Festival
August 27, 2016
Grace Episcopal Church (front lawn) – Trumbull, Connecticut

Art and Flower Fall Festival
August 27, 2016
Brookside Garden Center – Tolland, Connecticut

Night Out On Main Street – August
August 27, 2016
Downtown – Watertown, Connecticut

Summer Shindig
August 27, 2016
Irish American Club – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Artists & Artisans in Paradise
August 28, 2016
Paradise Green – Stratford, Connecticut

Portside  Food Festival
August 28, 2016
Waterfront Park – New London, Connecticut

Congregation Beth El’s Craft & BBQ Festival
August 28, 2016
Congregation Beth El Grounds – Fairfield, Connecticut

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Summer festivals in Connecticut to check out

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June festivals in Connecticut

So here it is, the top events in Connecticut this June you can’t miss out on.  Our complete list of all the events, with the narrowed down top events listed in the menu.

THE KENNEBUNKPORT FESTIVAL

June 3-8, 2014
Kennebunkport, Maine

The Kennebunkport Festival is a multi-day dining extravaganza that kicks off with intimate, private dinners prepared by some of Maine’s top chefs in area residences or opt for dinner at the White Barn Inn, a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated restaurant, hosted by Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright. The festival includes art events, music and more. Come for all six days or plan a long weekend escape.

06/19 to 06/19 2014 – Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest
Downtown – Willimantic, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/21 2014 – New Horizons Village Strawberry Festival
New Horizons Village – Unionville, CT Get more details
Summer Fun Fest 06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Summer Fun Fest
Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church – Fairfield, CT

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06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Strawberry Palooza
First United Methodist Church – Wallingford, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Friends of Library Craft Fair
Wolcott Library – Wolcott, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Trumbull Summer Welcome Craft Festival
Marisa’s Restaurant (adjacent field) – Trumbull, CT Get more details
06/21 to 06/22 2014 – Soupstock Arts & Music Festival
The Pavilion at Veterans’ Park – Shelton, CT Get more details
06/21 to 07/06 2014 – Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
Warsaw Park – Ansonia, CT Get more details
Branford Jazz on the Green Series 06/26 to 08/21 2014 – Branford Jazz on the Green Series
Branford Town Green – Branford, CT Get more details
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Coventryfest
Patriot Park – Coventry, CT Get more details
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Orange Summer Craft Festival
The Church of the Good Shepherd – Orange, CT Get more details
Norwalk Art Festival 06/28 to 06/29 2014 – Norwalk Art Festival
Mathews Park – Norwalk, CT
Web Site: gordonfinearts.org Get more details
06/28 to 06/29 2014 – Ct Irish Festival
North Haven Fairgrounds – North Haven, CT Get more details
06/29 to 06/30 2014 – Forty-Third Reggae Festival
Woodbury Ski Area – Woodbury, CT

SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MYSTIC SEAPORT

June 12-15, 2014
Mystic Seaport — Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport is proud to host its annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world’s premier sea music events. Thousands of people gather each year to hear Mystic Seaport’s Chantey Staff along with performers from around the globe carry on the classic musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail. Enjoy featured music from maritime cultures around the world, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Iceland, Poland, Netherlands, France, Canada and Africa, as well as native peoples within the United States. Please check the Mystic Seaport website for concert times and ticket information over the four-day festival. Some performances require a ticket in lieu of museum admission.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS & IDEAS

June 14-28, 2014
New Haven, Connecticut

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

LYMAN ORCHARD’S STRAWBERRY FEST

June 14, 2014
Middletown, Connecticut

Join Lyman Orchards in celebration of strawberries, the first fruit of the season and the star attraction! The day’s activities include free tastings of strawberry treats, live music, pie eating contests, horse-drawn wagon rides and more great family fun! Come hungry and enjoy delicious strawberry treats, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more at Lyman Orchard’s Outdoor Grill.

 

MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL

June 27-29, 2014
Mystic, Connecticut

The second Annual Mystic Blues Festival (MBF) will be held June 27, 28 & 29, 2014 at the beautiful Mystic Shipyard and will kick off the summer tourist season in Mystic. The festival showcases an array of blues legends, including Grammy winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and Blues Artist of the Year Award winners. MBF not only supports and promotes Blues music, but also works with the Center For Hospice Care (CFHC).

Top July festivals in Connecticut this summer

4th of July festivities and events in Connecticut, July festivals you can’t miss, and some other great events this summer in Connecticut.  Check out the list and add your own favorites if we missed one.  Free submissions for festivals!

Connecticut Wine Festival
Goshen Fairgrounds
July 26 & 27, 2014

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music.
Browse for handicrafts and more. It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

Location: The Goshen Fairgrounds, located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.

Newington’s Extravaganza 2014 — Newington CT
July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Mill Pond Park, Newington, Connecticut
Food vendors, musicians, paddleboats, entertainment, fireworks, games and many other family-oriented activities. Over 100 vendors includes artists and crafters, non-profit organizations and civic groups. The event will conclude with a spectacular evening fireworks display over Mill Pond Park. Admission and parking are free!
Time : 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
07/05 to 07/06 2014 – Niantic Outdoor Art and Craft Show
Town Green – Niantic, CT Get more details
07/06 to 07/27 2014 – Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series – July
Walnut Beach Pavillion – Milford, CT Get more details
Village of Devon Farmers Market 07/06 to 10/26 2014 – Village of Devon Farmers Market
Farmer’s Market – Milford, CT Get more details
07/10 to 07/12 2014 – Fourth of July Town Celebration
Town Green – Enfield, CT Get more details
First Fridays – June 07/11 to 07/11 2014 – First Fridays – June
Downtown – Putnam, CT Get more details
07/11 to 07/11 2014 – First Fridays – July
Downtown – Putnam, CT Get more details
07/11 to 07/13 2014 – Sailfest
Downtown and Waterfront – New London, CT Get more details
07/11 to 07/13 2014 – Bethel Summer Fest
Downtown Bethel – Bethel, CT
Web Site: bethelsummerfest.com Visit our Featured Events!
07/12 to 07/12 2014 – Bridgeport Arts Fest
McLevy Green – Bridgeport, CT Get more details
07/12 to 07/13 2014 – Bizarre Bazaar
Bank Street – New London, CT Get more details
07/12 to 07/26 2014 – Watertown Farmers Market – July
Watertown Library Parking Lot – Watertown, CT Get more details
Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest 07/17 to 07/17 2014 – Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fest
Main Street – Willimantic, CT Get more details
The Fortieth Clinton Bluefish Festival & Craft Fair 07/18 to 07/19 2014 – The Fortieth Clinton Bluefish Festival & Craft Fair
Downtown behind Town Hall – Clinton, CT Get more details
Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2014 07/18 to 07/20 2014 – Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2014
Town Green – Guilford, CT Get more details
Putnam Peddler’s Market – July 07/20 to 07/20 2014 – Putnam Peddler’s Market – July
Riverview Marketplace – Putnam, CT Get more details
07/26 to 07/26 2014 – Festival on the Green
Town Green Park – Colchester, CT Get more details
07/26 to 07/26 2014 – Bridgeport Community Festival
McLevy Green – Bridgeport, CT Get more details
Forty-First Mystic CT Summer Show 07/26 to 07/27 2014 – Forty-First Mystic CT Summer Show
Olde Mystic Village – Mystic, CT
Web Site: meettheartistsandartisans.com Visit our Featured Events!
07/26 to 07/27 2014 – Old Saybrook Art and Craft Festival
Town Green – Old Saybrook, CT Get more details
Fab4music Festival : Danbury Fields Forever 07/26 to 07/27 2014 – Fab4music Festival : Danbury Fields Forever
Ives Concert Park – Danbury, CT Get more details
Gathering of the Vibes 07/31 to 08/03 2014 – Gathering of the Vibes
Seaside Park – Bridgeport, CT Get more details
Potato and Corn Festival 07/31 to 08/03 2014 – Potato and Corn Festival
Augur Property – Northford, CT

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Arts and Crafts Show, Lobsterfest, and Chicken Barbecue — Niantic, CT
July 5, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Town Hall Green and Pavilion, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic
Chow down on fresh corn on the cob while you stroll the aisles of over 100 vendors, gathering inspiration and browsing finely made arts and crafts. Chat with the artist or crafter to learn more about how the New England landscape, culture, and history influences their masterpieces. Food and drink also includes a lobster and chicken barbecue, soft drinks, and sweet kettle corn.
Time : Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Event Website
Phone : 860-691-1257
Bizarre Bazaar: Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival — New London, CT
July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014
Hygienic Art, 79 Bank Street, New London
For the tenth year Bizarre Bazaar will occupy Bank Street between Golden and Pearl to create an atmosphere of art and culture. Vendors selling art, crafts and creative odds and ends will be part of the large SailFest weekend.
Time : Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission : Free
Event Website
Phone : 860-443-8001
Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo — Guilford, CT
July 18, 2014 to July 20, 2014
Guilford Green, Guilford
One hundred seventy-five national craft artists will show and sell their work at Guilford Green. The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, including clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, metal, mixed media, paper, photography, printmaking, soap and wood. This is among the top craft shows in New England and the country. The Expo also includes a silent auction, food trucks like Perk on Church, iThai, and Naples Pizza Truck, and musical entertainment every day. Information: www.guilfordartcenter.org.
Time : Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Admission : Adults, $9; seniors, $7; children under age 12 and active military members, free. Multi-day ticket $15.
Phone : 203.453.5947
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Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! — Lenox MA
August 28, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, 297 West Street, Lenox
This award-winning radio series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Carl Kassell.
Time : 8 p.m.
Admission : $24-$120
Event Website
Phone : 888-266-1200
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Hartford Blooms Garden Tour — Hartford, CT
June 21, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Various locations in Hartford; see event website
Stroll around the impeccable Elizabeth Rose Park Garden and visit unique private gardens nearby, exploring the routes known as Wallace Stevens, Lincoln, and the Trinity College Walk. After your tour, you may attend a free reception party at Butler-McCool House and Garden, where food, drink, artistry, and dancing will come together. Hartford Blooms is all about exploring the culture and green thumb of Hartford, a historic Connecticut town with plenty of places to sit and watch the sun go down on the gardens.
Time : Consult event website for details
Admission : $10
Event Website
Phone : 860-296-6128
Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day — Statewide, CT
June 22, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Fourteen of Connecticut’s historic gardens host special events and activities celebrating their gardens. See link below for list of all gardens and links to their programs.
Time : Noon-4 p.m.
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Art of the Everyman: American Folk Art Exhibit
Florence Griswold Museum — Old Lyme, CT
June 7, 2014 to July 21, 2014
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme
These 44 works of folk art by early Americans provide insights the daily life and culture of the common people of Colonial New England. The exhibit runs adjacent to Thistles and Crowns, a collection of painted furniture from 18th-century Connecticut. Exhibit on display through September 21, 2014.
Time : Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission : Adults, $10; seniors, $9; students, $8; children 12 and younger, free
Event Website
Phone : 860-434-5542 x 111
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Dianne Reeves with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra — New Haven, CT
June 21, 2014 to June 21, 2014
New Haven Green
Conductor William Boughton leads the resident Symphony Orchestra through the smooth jazz vocals of Dianne Reeves. Information: www.artideas.org
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : Free!
Phone : 888-278-4332
Diana Ross at Foxwoods Resort Casino — Mashantucket, CT
June 22, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Foxwoods Resort Casino will welcome Diana Ross on Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m. A consummate performer, Diana Ross is a one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century. Information: www.foxwoods.com/dianaross.aspx
Time : 7 p.m
Admission : $55-85
Brandy Clark with Bronze Radio Return — New Haven, CT
June 22, 2014 to June 22, 2014
New Haven Green
Tennessee’s rock n’ roll style vacations in Connecticut with an indie-rock vibe at this free musical performance. Information: www.artideas.org
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : Free!
Phone : 888-278-4332
Approaching the Garden Concert — Hartford, CT
June 25, 2014 to June 25, 2014
Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford
“Approaching the Garden” is a multimedia concert performance featuring solo percussion and spoken word, as well as electronics, alto saxophone, and a piano-drum quartet! Composer William Hooker brings technology and music together for an electrifying live event. After the show, gather around the musicians and get answers to your questions about music, art, life, or anything!
Time : Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Admission : $25; seniors and students, $20
Event Website
Phone : 860-278-2670
Mystic Blues Festival 2014 — Mystic, CT
June 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex Street, Mystic,
The festival showcases an array of legendary blues musicians. Lineup is: Friday, June 27: Eight to the Bar, David Foster & the Mohegan Sun Allstars, Easybaby and Spin Doctors.
Saturday, June 28: Mystic Horns, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers with Dave Howard, James Montgomery Band, Chris MacKay & the Toneshifters, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, Bad News Barnes & The Brethren of Blues Band, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez with special guests The Sin Sisters, Greg Sherrod Blues Band, Johnny Winter
Sunday, June 29: The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, Rick Russell and the Cadillac Horns, The Franklin Brothers Band, Black Cat Reunion featuring Duke Robillard, Johnny Nicholas, and Fran Christina, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Alexis P. Suter Band, and James Cotton Superharp Cost:
Time : Consult event website for details
Admission : Daily, $78; full weekend, $207
Event Website
La Santa Cecilia with Nation Beat — New Haven, CT
June 28, 2014 to June 28, 2014
The Latin sounds of La Santa Cecilia and Nation Beat originated in South America, and these performers are the featured final act of the International Arts and Ideas Festival. Information: www.artideas.org
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : Free!
Phone : 888-278-4332
American Idol Live! at Foxwoods Resort Casino — Mashantucket, CT
July 5, 2014 to July 5, 2014
Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket
Watch as budding musical stars strut their stuff on the stage. The ten finalists of American Idol’s current season will dazzle you with their powerful vocal performances. Who’s your favorite? Information: www.foxwoods.com
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : $40, $50, or $65
Phone : 800-200-2882
A.R. and Phillip Phillips at Foxwoods — Mashantucket, CT
July 6, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT 06338
Fock band O.A.R. and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips perform. Information and tickets: www.foxwoods.com
Time : 7 p.m.
Admission : $55 and $80
Phone : 800-200-2882 or 800-745-3000
Glastonbury Riverfront Music Festival — Glastonbury, CT
July 9, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Welles Street Riverfront Park on the lawn behind the Riverfront Community Center, Glastonbury
Free outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in July. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at 180 & 200 Glastonbury Blvd., which is adjacent to Somerset Square.
July 9 — The Sounds of Frank — A 6-piece instrumental and vocal group performing some of the best hits of “old blue eyes.”
July 16 – Shaded Soul – Versatile musical styles ranging from the 1940s Big Band music to the top 40 of today.
July 23 – EagleMania — Eagles tibute band
July 30 — Tusk — Fleetwood Mac tribute band
Time : 7-9 p.m.
Event Website
Summer Noontime Outdoor Performance Series — Hartford, CT
July 9, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Ancient Burying Ground, behind the meeting house of Center Church and next to One Financial Plaza, Hartford
July 9 — Playhouse on Park perform scenes and songs from “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
July 16 — Romance Tropical and Carlos Hernandez Chavez perform Latin music
July 23 — Soprano Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker sings A Tribute to Cole Porter
July 30 — The Eastside Ramblers Dixieland Band.
Event Website
Phone : 860-249-5631
The Voice 2014 Tour at Foxwoods — Mashantucket CT
July 12, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Performers will include Season five winner Tessanne Chin, and finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin; Season 1 favorite Dia Frampton; and this season’s winner, runner up, and third place. $45 and $65 Information and tickets: www.foxwoods.com
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Phone : 800-200-2882 or 800-745-3000
Litchfield Jazz Festival — Goshen, CT
August 8, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Featured performers include Cecile McLorin Salvant with gospel pianist Cyrus Chestnut. On Saturday, guests will delight in the sax stylings of Kirk Whalum, global trumpeter Claudio Roditi, Britain’s Anthony Strong, and recent award winner Carmen Staaf. Sunday will bring Mario Pavone’s octet, the Jazz Orchestra tribute to Reinhardt, and the famous Mike Stern Quartet. Come and celebrate the spirit of jazz with three days of live music, refreshments, and family time.
Admission : kids below age 12, free; students, $20; lawn seats, $40; tent seats, $69-79
Event Website
Phone : 860-361-6285
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Ridgefield Fire Department Carnival & Fireworks 2014– Ridgefield, CT
June 27, 2014 to June 27, 2014
East Ridge Middle School, 10 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield
The carnival fireworks show will be at the carnival grounds.
Time : Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.
U. S. Navy Band Northeast & Fireworks 2014 — Hamden, CT
June 27, 2014 to June 27, 2014
Hamden Town Center Park, Hamden
The band will perform at Hamden’s Independence Day fireworks display. Rain date is June 28.
Time : Concert at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Event Website
Vernon Fireworks 2014 — Vernon, CT
July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014
120 South Street, Vernon
Prime viewing in Henry Park in Vernon and in the historic downtown Rockville.
Riverfest 2014 — Hartford and East Hartford, CT
July 12, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, and Great River Park, East Hartford
This is the largest one-day fireworks celebration in Connecticut. Rain date is July 13 with fireworks, only, at 9 p.m. Parking at Science Center/Riverfront Garage, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford; CT Convention Center Garage, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford; Morgan Street Garage, 155 Morgan Street, Hartford; Constitution Plaza Garage, 109 Constitution Plaza, Hartford. Parking is available throughout the Town of East Hartford. A shuttle will circulate among the parking areas. Boaters are welcome to join the celebration. Riverside Park boat launch in Hartford will be open.
Time : 4-10 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Admission : Admission is free
Event Website
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PARTIES, DANCES, BALLS top of events
Big Bash Colt Festival & Colt Gala — Hartford, CT
July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Colt Park, ‎130 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford
A day-long outdoor festival and an evening semi-formal dinner dance, both on this date, are the centerpiece events of the Samuel Colt 200 Commemoration events taking place this summer to mark the bicentennial of Samuel Colt and the Colt Company. Families are invited to Colt Park for outdoor fun from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., including vintage base ball, beer garden, and live entertainment all day long. Free.
The Colt Gala, a semi-formal party, will take place in the evening at the Church of Good Shepherd ballroom, 155 Wyllys Street. A buffet dinner will be served followed by live music by a Big Band. There will be a cash bar and silent auction. See event website for more details as they are announced.
Event Website
“A Number” — Chester CT
July 30, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester
A fast-paced, futuristic, psychological thriller about a man who learns that he is a clone. “The first true play of the 21st century” from eminent playwright Caryl Churchill. Featuring CTC favorite James Barry (Arms On Fire, Wittenberg). Directed by Byam Stevens.
Time : Matinees Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m.; evening performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.
Admission : $30-35
Event Website
Phone : 413-354-7771
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“Damn Yankees: The Red Sox Version” — East Haddam, CT
April 11, 2014 to June 21, 2014
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam
Featuring “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Heart,” and other hit songs, re-invented in the context of good ole’ fashioned American baseball: it’s the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees, and anything is possible! Watch a Boston baseball fan strike a deal with the devil to become a ballplayer. Run-time is 2.25 hours. Rated PG!
Time : Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $36.50-79.50
Event Website
Phone : 860-873-8668
“Fingers & Toes” – Ivoryton, CT
June 6, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St, Ivoryton, CT
Tap dancer “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. A brand new work from Logan Medland, this entertaining production sizzles with exhilarating music, delightful witticisms, and high-energy tap routines that evoke the magic of the Fred Astaire – Ginger Rogers era.
Time : Matinees are Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Admission : Consult event website
Event Website
Phone : 860-767-7318
“Blind Date” and “The Actor” — Bethlehem, CT
June 13, 2014 to June 21, 2014
The Gary-the Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road, Bethlehem
These beautifully written comedies set in the fictional town of Harrison, Texas, are guaranteed to delight audiences with their poetry, insight into human nature and comic touch.
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Admission : $25 per person
Event Website
Phone : 203-273-5669
Elevator Repair Service: “Arguendo” — New Haven, CT
June 18, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre
What happens when Federal Judges are faced with nude dance stylings, along with the age-old question: Is nudity art? Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332
Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Group — New Haven, CT
June 18, 2014 to June 21, 2014
University Theater, Yale, New Haven
The poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and the tale of Exodus are inspiration for this high-energy dance performance. A truly original blend of genres. Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332
“A Map of Virtue” with Yale Summer Caberet — New Haven, CT
June 19, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Yale Summer Caberet, 217 Park Street, New Haven
A haunting romantic play with a mystery at its center, Erin Courtney’s “A Map of Virtue” is a spellbindingjourney into the heart of darkness, guided by a bird statue. Part interview, part comedy, part middle-of-the-night-middle-of-the-forest horror story, it is surprising and unforgettable. The play won an Obie Award in 2012 and was named a New York Times Critics Pick.
Time : Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m.
Admission : $15-40
Event Website
Phone : 203-432-1566
Jennifer Lopez in Concert at Foxwoods — Mashantucket, CT
June 21, 2014 to June 21, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Exclusive performance. Tickets go on sale May 9 at 10 a.m.
Time : 8 p.m.
Admission : $195, $275, $305 and $325
Event Website
Phone : 800-200-2882
David Greig’s “The Events” — New Haven, CT
June 24, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre
Tuesday through Saturday of the International Arts and Ideas Festival’s second week, take in the vibrant and moving story of David Greig’s “The Events.” This new play explores themes such as trauma, tolerance, and community. Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332
7 Fingers: “Traces” — New Haven, CT
June 24, 2014 to June 28, 2014
University Theater, Yale, New Haven
Sail through the air on the thrills this French band of theatrical acrobats. Information: www.artideas.org
Phone : 888-278-4332

“Fiddler On the Roof” — East Haddam, CT
June 27, 2014 to September 7, 2014
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam
In the middle of a cultural overhaul, Tevye the milkman must learn how to cope with the bold choices of his three eldest daughters — not to mention the Russian Tsar’s order for their eviction from their own home! Let the Fiddler On the Roof shine some light on how family is stronger than it may seem. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, with the bright music of Jerry Bock.
Time : Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $32.50-77.50
Event Website
Phone : 860.873.8668

“Peter Pan” — Torrington, CT
July 26, 2014 to August 3, 2014
Warner Theatre, 68 Main Street, Torrington, CT
Relive the magic of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “I’m Flying.” Information: www.warnertheatre.org/
Time : Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission : $18 – $26
Phone : 860-489-7180

 

 

August Connecticut festivals

The complete listings of all the Connecticut celebrations in August and county fairs in CT that are well-regarded all over the country!  The long list of all the top things to do in Connecticut this year!

If you would like to see the current ratings of the top events, visit 200 top state festivals in Connecticut.

08/01 to 08/01 2014 – First Fridays – August
Downtown – Putnam, CT Get more details
08/02 to 08/02 2014 – Sharon on the Green
Town Green – Sharon, CT Get more details
08/02 to 08/02 2014 – Madison Arts and Crafts Fair
Madison Green – Madison, CT Get more details
08/02 to 08/30 2014 – Watertown Farmers Market – August
Watertown Library Parking Lot – Watertown, CT Get more details
08/03 to 08/03 2014 – Walnut Beach Arts & Crafts Festival
Walnut Beach – Milford, CT Get more details
08/03 to 08/24 2014 – Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series – August
Walnut Beach Pavillion – Milford, CT Get more details
08/09 to 08/09 2014 – Craft Fair and Festival
Guilford Green – Guilford, CT Get more details
08/09 to 08/09 2014 – Bovanofest
Bovano Studio grounds – Cheshire, CT Visit our Featured Events!
08/15 to 08/16 2014 – Milford Oyster Festival
Downtown & Harbor – Milford, CT Get more details
08/16 to 08/17 2014 – Sono Arts Celebration
Historic Washington Street – South Norwalk, CT Get more details
Putnam Peddler’s Market – August 08/17 to 08/17 2014 – Putnam Peddler’s Market – August
Riverview Marketplace – Putnam, CT

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Moondance International Film Festival 2014

Moondance International Film festival in Boulder Colorado

MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL –  The 15th annual Moondance International Film Festival event is again in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and is where you can have the very best opportunity to watch top-quality indie films from the US & around the world, attend professional workshops & pitch-panels, network with colleagues, audiences, filmmakers, writers, composers, distribution executives, talent agents, casting agents, and to promote your talents, project and/or film industry services!

Moondance International Film festival in Boulder Colorado
Moondance International Film festival in Boulder Colorado

EVENTS AT THE FILM FESTIVAL:

• INDIE FILM SCREENINGS
• PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
• PITCH-PANELS FOR WRITERS, FILMMAKERS & COMPOSERS
• PRODUCTIVE NETWORKING PARTIES & EVENTS
• PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH THE PROS
• MINGLE WITH CELEBRITY ATTENDEES
• DINNER & A MOVIE SPECIAL EVENT
• SPECIAL VIP CELEBRITY FILM, Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR + PRIVATE RECEPTION
• GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Being fearless & bold, Moondance is a unique film festival where monotonous conformity is considered mediocrity, and extravagant individualism, innovation, and experimentation is encouraged, awarded and applauded!

Top 5 events to see at the festival: Indie film screenings, Professional workshops, networking parties, celebrity master class, pitch-panels, gala awards ceremony & reception.

Festival address:
13TH STREET & SPRUCE ST. HOTEL BOULDERADO
BOULDER, Colorado, 80302
United States

Festival / event dates: 9/26/2014 – 9/28/2014

DATES: September 26 27, 28, 2014

Typically Late September

Festival genre: cultural festivals

Expected Attendance: 2500+

5 words to describe this great event: Indie films, networking, workshops, celebrities!

Select a date you would like your event listed: A week prior to the dates

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: No

Official name of festival or event: MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Top Moondance International Film Festival events

Indie film screenings, workshops,
seminars, pitch-panels, Q&A’s with filmmakers, private consultations with the pros,
networking parties, awards ceremony & reception, opening & closing night galas, film market, celebrities

Festival Genre: FILM FESTIVAL

Moondance is the premiere US film festival for indie films, workshops and networking opportunities. THE MOVIE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! Moondance International Film Festival’s primary goal is to present films and scripts which have the power to raise awareness about vital social issues, educating writers and filmmakers, as well as our film festival audiences, and inspiring them to take positive action. Through meaningful films, we begin to realize that our routine perspectives can give way to new ways of seeing the world, ourselves and others. Moondance believes in the unique power of the world entertainment media to create great social and environmental change. Our goal is to deliver compelling entertainment that will inspire and encourage people to actively get involved in the issues that affect all of us.

FILM FESTIVAL: The Moondance International Film Festival, popularly known as the “American Cannes”, is one of the premier venues for the exhibition and promotion of feature and short films in the US, and one of the leading indie film festivals in the world. Dedicated to celebrating and sharing with international audiences the absolute best in the world of films and screenplays, film scores, and some 25 other genres, the festival features special presentations, retrospectives, workshops, pitch panels, a gala awards reception and ceremony, and many of the world’s top indie film screenings.

MOONDANCE BENEFITS: Here’s what you can get by participating in the Moondance: promotion and exposure of your work on an international level; a forum in which to share your knowledge, experience and talents with your peers; an opportunity to network with professional movers and shakers from Hollywood; learn something new and valuable; and get some great pointers on advancing your own entertainment industry career, in this professional, world-class forum. Moondancers are part of an amazing community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented writers and filmmakers.

OUR OBJECTIVE for this competition and film festival is to promote and encourage independent filmmakers, screenwriters and playwrights, and the best work in films, screenplays, stageplays, TV scripts, radioplays, film scores, lyrics, librettos, musical videos, & short stories.

INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY FORUM: Moondance provides a forum in which those creative, talented & dedicated artists can have the opportunity for their work to be viewed and accepted by the powers that be, within the international film and entertainment community. The Moondance film festival offers everyone a unique opportunity to come together with other writers, directors and producers to create new opportunities, develop tools for success and forge new alliances within the international film and entertainment industry.

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS attendees and competition entrants at Moondance film festivals have come from Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Northern Ireland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Kitts/Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tibet, Tunisia, Turkey, UK (including from Ireland, Scotland & Wales), Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, and other countries.

OUR MISSION: Moondance promotes, encourages, educates and rewards non-violent conflict resolution in writing, the theatre arts & film. Moondance also promises to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions of women to the entertainment community.

OUR REPUTATION: We are eager to continue to be one of the most important film festivals in the world by being innovative, risk-taking, and open to new thinking, new concepts, new talent, and new ways of telling stories.

OUR VISION: The long-term vision of the Moondance International Film Festival is to preserve and revitalize our intangible heritage, cultivate creative diversity, develop an intercultural dialogue, and stimulate this creative resource in screenwriting and film. Our mission is to present a vibrant and growing collection of films, screenplays, short stories, stageplays and other writings, which are an ideal means for communication across perceived boundaries of race, culture, age and gender.

OUR MOTTO: Writers, filmmakers, and composers, as well as the international entertainment industry, have the unique power to transcend social and cultural barriers, and to move the world community to action. The long-term vision of the Moondance International Film Festival is to preserve and revitalize this intangible heritage, cultivate creative diversity, develop an intercultural dialogue, and stimulate this creative resource. The age-old concept of storytelling has always been an ideal means for communication across perceived boundaries of race, culture, age and gender. Seek beauty, truth, harmony…the promise of the future and the blessings of today. Live well, laugh often, love much, gain the respect & the love of children; fill your niche, accomplish your tasks; leave the world better than you found it. Appreciate Earth’s beauties and express it. Look for the best in others, and give the best you have.

FIRST-LOOK OPPORTUNITIES: Many top-of-the-line film and television production companies, based in L.A. and internationally, ask to be notified of the Moondance winners and finalists each year, before the winners are publicly announced, to guarantee their companies get a first look at the scripts & films. Moondance gets calls from other important production companies throughout the year, and we make sure the winners’ and finalists’ work and contact information is available to all legitimate, interested parties

CONTACT INFO: director@moondancefilmfestival.com

Top Connecticut festivals and events in 2014

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Connecticut festivals – Here are all the top rated Connecticut festivals each month with some great celebrations to check out each month.  If you are looking for some things to do in CT this year, look no further!  If you would like to see the complete listings of ALL festivals in Connecticut each month and not just the highest rated, visit the post complete listing of all  Connecticut festivals and events in 2014.

Complete list of all Connecticut festivals and events schedule for 2014. Great events for the festival season in Connecticut all for the love of fun!  There are also a lot of great festivals in western Connecticut in 2014, be sure to check out the event dates and times.

Top 17 Connecticut festivals by votes

Vote on your favorite Connecticut festival today!

  1. Mystic Seaport music festival
  2. Irish music festival in Connecticut
  3. Vibes Music festival
  4. New Haven Arts festival
  5. Gathering of the vibes festival
  6. Kids and children festival
  7. Durham festival
  8. Connecticut Wine Festival
  9. Schooner Festival
  10. Early Music Festival
  11. Connecticut Film festival
  12. Connecticut Oyster festival
  13. Connecticut Garlic Festival
  14. Connecticut Storytelling Festival
  15. Connecticut renaissance festival
  16. Connecticut jazz festival
  17. Festival of Living Pictures

If we’ve missed an event that you feel is noteworthy, please leave a comment below to get it added or write us at info(at)festivals4fun.com

Select the month of Connecticut festivals and events you would like:

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February May August November
March June September December

August

  • Sharon Audubon Festival

October

  • Garlic and Harvest Festival in Bethlehem, Connecticut at the fairgrounds

September festivals in Connecticut

For the complete listings of all Connecticut September events or updates on September CT events.

  • Hebron Harvest Fair in Hebron, Connecticut
  • North Haven Fair in North Haven, Connecticut
  • Bethlehem Fair in Bethlehem, Connecticut
  • Norwalk Seaport Oyster Festival at Veterans Park
  • Cheshire Fall Festival in Cheshire, Connecticut
  • Riverfront Latin Rhythm Festival in Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut November 2013 celebrations selected best of the best!

Connecticut top celebrations and festivals in November 2013 – Here is your complete directory of all the top CT celebrations, sporting events, and community celebrations in November 2013

Connecticut November 2013 celebrations and events selected the best in the nation for the arts and craft genre.  Congratulations to all the hard working organizers and the good people of Connecticut who made this Novembers line-up stand out amongst all other states.

The events are listed by date when available, with the city and official festival or event name listed as well.  If there are any updates on an event, please leave a comment below or email us at info(at)festivals4fun.com.  If you have an Connecticut fair, carnival, community event, or festival to add to our November directory or to our official Connecticut festivals page, please visit our Submission Page listed in the menu above or to the right on the sidebar.

If you were looking for something thrilling and entertaining to do in Connecticut this November in 2013 look no further than the awesome circuses and events in the greatest place in the world!

Connecticut November 2013 celebrations and events

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Some of the most important carnivals and festivals are held each year in Connecticut. Connecticut is known around the world as having the most celebrated and highest rated events year after year.
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You don’t want to miss out on some of the great festivals in Connecticut this November. These enjoyable festivities are going to be some of the hottest carnivals and celebrations that the state has ever seen! Don’t miss out on the top fiestas and the most amusing bazaars in the history of this amazing state! We can’t tell you how great the celebration schedule is this year, the lineup speaks for itself. Just check out some of the friskiest shows and the hot holiday event dates the organizers have alrady scheduled!

The top festivals and events in the country this November have many held in Connecticut. In fact, Connecticut was selected the top events state in a few different genres of festivals for November 2013!
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Date Published: 10/15/2013
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You don’t want to miss out on some of the amazing holiday events in CT this 2013. These delightful hooplas are going to be some of the warmest celebrations and fairs that the state has ever seen! Don’t miss out on the sweet fiascos and the most fun festas in the history of this amazing state! We can’t tell you how great the fair schedule is this year, the lineup speaks for itself. Just check out some of the sportiest concerts and the hot fest dates the organizers have already scheduled!

New Haven Connecticut festivals and events

New Haven Connecticut festivals and events – Here is your complete list of all the top festivals and events for New Haven this year.  New Haven Connecticut is known as one of the best cities in the nation for festivals and events scheduling.

Festivals in New Haven Connecticut by month

Here is your list of all the top events in New Haven Connecticut listed by month.  Select the event you would like to get more information on, where applicable and go to the festival page.  The exact dates vary from year to year so please check the links where available to learn exact dates for current year.  Click here if you would like to see all top Connecticut festivals and events or to learn more about the Connecticut State Fair.

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MIDDLEFIELD

Greater New Haven
“To Be At The Farther Edge” – The New England Trail: Bosworth Exhibition
Venue: Connecticut Forest and Park Association
Dates: September 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013
What to expect:
A photography xxhibition by National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Barbara Bosworth will run from September through November at nine venues, including three in Connecticut, along the New England National Scenic Trail.

SHARON

Fun at the Corn Maze
Litchfield Hills
Corn Maze
Venue: Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
Dates: September 1, 2013 to November 25, 2013
What to expect:
Maze map contains questions; locate certain stations in the maze for the answers.

DANBURY

Litchfield Hills
Danbury Brass Band
Venue: Richter Arts Center
Dates: September 1, 2013
What to expect:
Enjoy an outdoor concert featuring a wide variety of musical treats spanning 350 years of music. They will include selections from Haydn to Jerome Kern, some folk songs as well as some contemporary and movie music. Bring your blankets and picnics.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Taste of New Haven Theater District Tour
Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013
What to expect:
Foodie’s will be delighted by this central downtown walking culinary tour. Located in the heart of New Haven in the shadow of the great Shubert Theater, this tour features one amazing restaurant to the next and then meander through the courtyards of Yale University.

NORFOLK

Terra Coda
Litchfield Hills
Terra Coda
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 1, 2013
What to expect:
Terra Coda is a percussion ensemble led by John Marshall with professional percussionists Mark Ingram, Andrew Parker, Randy Steward, and Rick Quintanal performing original compositions and exploratory improvisational pieces.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race
Venue: New Haven Green
Dates: September 2, 2013
What to expect:
Nationally recognized race includes a 20K, 5K and Kids Fun Run. All races start and finish at the New Haven Green. 20K races serves as the USA 20K Championships. After the race enjoy food, awards and live music.

FALLS VILLAGE

Litchfield Hills
Lecture: “New England’s Other Witch Hunt”
Venue: South Canaan Meeting House
Dates: September 3, 2013
What to expect:
Everyone knows about the witch hunt in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, but most do not know that witch hunts were brutal years before in Connecticut. The first person hanged for witchcraft in New England was from Windsor and every person indicted for witchcraft in Connecticut in its early years was convicted and hanged. Join Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward has he brings this forgotten piece of our history to life.

MYSTIC

Mystic Country
Mystic Artists Exhibit
Venue: Mystic and Noank Library
Dates: September 3 to 30
What to expect:
Monthly changing exhibit in the Ames Meeting Room features Mary Carey, Muriel Hinkle, Rosemary Webber and more.

MIDDLETOWN

Wesleyan Potters Gallery/ Shop
River Valley
“Tea Time”
Venue: Wesleyan Potters
Dates: September 4, 2013 to October 13, 2013
What to expect:
A special show of tea party-themed work in clay, fiber and jewelry crafted by our members.

BETHLEHEM

Litchfield Hills
“Fragments in Time”
Venue: Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden
Dates: September 5, 2013 to October 27, 2013
What to expect:
Exhibit shows the elements from nature found on the ground, the side of the road, on walks in the woods and on beaches are central in the paintings of Banjie Nicholas.

BRIDGEPORT

Comfort_Musick/Carr
Fairfield County
“Our Fragile Home”
Venue: Housatonic Museum of Art
Dates: September 5, 2013 to October 20, 2013
What to expect:
A touring exhibition of art created by the Manchester Center, VT husband / wife artist team of Pat Musick and Jerry Carr. Opening reception September 5, from 5 p.m.to7p.m.

SHARON

Pick your own apples
Litchfield Hills
Apple Harvest Time
Venue: Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
Dates: September 5, 2013 to November 16, 2013
What to expect:
Pick-your-own apples, shop at the store for apples, cider, cider donuts, cheese, and more.

NORWICH

Mystic Country
Grecian Food Festival
Venue: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Dates: September 5 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate the Greek culture with delicious foods, wines, pastries, dancers, entertainment, artifacts and children’s activities. Bring your appetite and have a great time.

HEBRON

River Valley
Hebron Harvest Fair
Venue: Hebron Lion’s Fairgrounds
Dates: September 5 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Major agricultural fair with livestock shows, midway, exhibits, continuous stage entertainment, magic show, small animal barns, arts and crafts, food and product booths.

NORTH HAVEN

Greater New Haven
North Haven Fair
Venue: North Haven Fairgrounds
Dates: September 5 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Major agriculture fair with daily entertainment, exhibit buildings and booths, Old McDonald’s farm, midway, food, tractor pull, arts and crafts, live entertainment.

NORFOLK

Delta Saints
Litchfield Hills
The Delta Saints
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 5, 2013
What to expect:
The Delta Saints are not what they say they are. Delta? Absolutely. But saints? One might call them “cautionary tales” long before the term “saints” ever came to mind; however, there is something devout about their bayou rock, a dirty, distinct sound they’ve zealously refined on their debut full-length, Death Letter Jubilee.

RIDGEFIELD

The Rides
Litchfield Hills
The Rides
Venue: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Dates: September 5, 2013
What to expect:
The perfect mix of generations, eaturing Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg. Three giants of music have come together in the new blues-rock group The Rides. The three wrote four of the songs on the album including “Roadhouse,” “Don’t Want Lies” and the title track.

SOUTH WINDSOR

Annual Wapping Fair
River Valley
Wapping Fair
Venue: Evergreen Walk behind LA Fitness
Dates: September 5 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Old fashioned country fair with livestock, agricultural exhibits, midway, amusement rides, food, fireworks and stage entertainment.

WALLINGFORD

Balloon over Bagan
Greater New Haven
“Focus on Our World”
Venue: Paul Mellon Arts Center
Dates: September 6, 2013 to October 28, 2013
What to expect:
Photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle offer a global persepective of wildlife, landscapes, and cultures from around the world.

 

Bristol Chrysanthemum Festival
September 20-22 and October 5, 2013
Event Schedule
Bristol, Connecticut

This old-fashioned community festival sponsored by the City of Bristol features a variety of events including the crowning of Miss Mum on September 20, a Mum Parade on September 22 and Mum Bingo on October 5.

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association’s 29th Annual Fall Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 27-29, 2013
Route 7 adjacent to the Sloane Stanley Museum
Kent, Connecticut

Cool, picturesque fall days leave many folks longing for simpler times. The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association’s Annual Fall Festival provides a glimpse of technology long before the harried days of computers, cell phones and other relentless gadgets. You’ll see hundreds of restored antique machines in operation. The festival also features blacksmith and sawmill demonstrations, exhibits and food. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under.

Connecticut Renaissance Faire
Weekends and Columbus Day, September 21 – October 20, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dodd Stadium
14 Stott Ave
Norwich, Connecticut
860-478-5954

In Connecticut, fall is the season when days are warm and knights are playful! At the Connecticut Renaissance Faire pictured in photo above, you can enjoy themed weekends, explore a Medieval marketplace and watch shows ranging from music to magic to falconry and jousting. Admission is $17 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 15 and free for children under 7. Season passes are available online for $110. New in 2013: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire expands at its new Norwich location with an all-new King Henry VIII theme and the availability of alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and mead.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
“The Alumni Show II”
Venue: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan Unversity
Dates: September 6, 2013 to December 8, 2013
What to expect:
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Featuring seventeen different artists, Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films.

WETHERSFIELD

River Valley
Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Celebration Concert
Venue: First Church of Christ
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
This much-anticipated Friday evening concert features three world-class concert organists who will judge the ASOF competition on Saturday. The musicians will perform on the magnificent Austin pipe organ IV/62 Opus 2403. The concert will also feature the Festival Choir. A reception to follow.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
Bach to School
Venue: Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
Hear major works composed for the organ in various styles during the 19th century by Johannes Brahms, Cesar Franck, Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Wesleyan students and Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht.

NORFOLK

Litchfield Hills
Beau Bolero
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
Formed in late 1980, they performed at major clubs and colleges throughout the North-East until 1984, and then disbanded. Thoughts of reuniting started in 2007 but did not develop until 2010. On May 21, 2010, Beau Bolero returned to the stage after 26 years. We are welcoming them to the Infinity Hall Stage for a reunion engagement. This is possibly the very best Steely Dan tribute band you will ever hear.

BETHLEHEM

Litchfield Hills
Bethlehem Fair
Venue: 384 Main St. North
Dates: September 6 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Old-fashioned agricultural fair with livestock, agricultural exhibits, horse show, horse drawing, art and photography show, farm displays, amusement rides, food, and entertainment.

HARTFORD

Blake Shelton
River Valley
Blake Shelton “Ten Times Crazier” Tour
Venue: Comcast Theatre
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
Tour features specail guest Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Jana Kramer.

FRANKLIN

Mystic Country
Family Square Dance
Venue: Blue Slope Country Museum
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
Open to singles, couples and families; no experience necessary. Dancing held in the Bank Barn.

WINDSOR

River Valley
Farms to Fork Dinner
Venue: Northwest Park
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
A wonderful selection of delicious foods will be prepared for your enjoyment.

BRISTOL

Litchfield Hills
First Friday Family Festival: Shrek-tember
Venue: Imagine Nation Museum
Dates: September 9, 2013
What to expect:
Come embark on a swampy Shrek journey, venture through Ogre Swamp, and meet Shrek and Fiona, join in our Slipper Contest.

NEW BRITAIN

River Valley
First Friday: Karen Frisk Jazz Quartet
Venue: New Britain Museum of American Art
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
She will be performing with Kent Hewitt on piano, Dave Daddario on bass, and Tom Devino on drums. Activities for the night start at 6 p.m. with poetry readings, an exhibit on the web and digital tools, and a trunk show by Sue Gallagher of La de Dah Jewelry.

LEDYARD

Mystic Country
Ledyard Fair
Venue: Ledyard Fairgrounds
Dates: September 6 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Country fair featuring, midway, stage entertainment, livestock shows, exhibits and more.

NORWALK

Fairfield County
Norwalk Oyster Festival
Venue: Veteran’s Memorial Park
Dates: September 6 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Waterfront festival celebrates Long Island Sound’s seafaring past. Events include live entertainment, arts and crafts, vintage vessels, demonstrations, juried crafters, international food court, exhibits, Kid’s Cove.

SIMSBURY

Free train rides at SeptemberFest.
River Valley
SeptemberFest
Venue: Simsbury Performing Arts Center
Dates: Sept. 6 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Three days of family fun, food and entertainment. Including children’s activities, trick mountain biker, train rides, Mary Poppins, clowns, puppets, balloon animals, slot-car racing, story teller, dogs with frisbees demonstrations, food, cotton candy. Two-dozen inflatables. Live music in band shell all weekend. Exhibitors at Business Expo and the Simsbury Chamber Home Improvement Show, Sept. 7.

MYSTIC

Oysters on the half shell
Mystic Country
Taste of Mystic
Venue: Historic downtown on Cottrell St.
Dates: September 6 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Bring your appetite to Mystic. More than 30 local restaurants line Cottrell Street, in the historic downtown area, each offering a unique and delicious taste of their specialty. Last year’s goodies ranged from honey cilantro shrimp to pad Thai with chicken satay and so much more.

UNCASVILLE

Tina Charles – Connecticut Sun
Mystic Country
WNBA – Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Dates: September 6, 2013
What to expect:
Come see reigning WNBA MVP Tina Charles and cheer on the Connecticut Sun as they take to the court to capture the 2013 WNBA Championship.

NEW HAVEN

Mary Lesser
Greater New Haven
“Generations”
Venue: City Gallery
Dates: September 7 to 29, 2013
What to expect:
Exhibition of new work by Mary Lesser. Opening reception, September 8, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

MONROE

Fairfield County
Apple Festival
Venue: Monroe Green Rte. 111
Dates: September 7 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring more than 60 crafters; Country Kitchen with pies and tarts, jams, cookie walk and baked goods; hardy mum and aster plants; extensive snack bar with Apple Crisp a la mode and Apple Friets. Apple Central offering local, fresh apples, cider, caramel apples, and apple related items. Children’s games and a raffle too.

THOMPSON

Mystic Country
Celebrate the Harvest at a Corn Maze
Venue: Fort Hill Farms
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Family-fun at the farm including free admission to the Mini Moo Maze, farm and garden activities, and sample The Farmer’s Cow Farmland Crunch Ice Cream.

BERLIN

River Valley
Connecticut Pagan Pride Day Fall Festival
Venue: VFW
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Dispelling the myths they may have about who and what are Pagans. This year’s theme is “Service In Our Community.” Experience a fun filled day of shopping, food, performances, and workshops

HARTFORD

River Valley
Connecticut Women’s Expo
Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Dates: September 7 to 8, 2013
What to expect:
The ultimate shopping and entertainment experience. Shop for the latest products and services in fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, careers, home, education and much more.

MILFORD

Greater New Haven
Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster
Venue: Eisenhower Park
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Parade of antique fire apparatus, firefighter team competitions, pumping contests, flea market, refreshment area, hand pumps, exhibitions and demonstrations.

SOUTHBURY

Litchfield Hills
Fall Fine Arts Festival
Venue: Town Green
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring fine arts and handmade craft from carefully selected artisans. Other activities include children’s crafts and face painting, live music, art demonstrations, great food, homemade desserts, bake sale, and a wellness booth.

SUFFIELD

River Valley
First Saturday Attic Tours
Venue: Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Phelps-Hatheway attic which showcases a unique variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century objects and collections.

MILFORD

Guided Canoe Tour
Greater New Haven
Guided Canoe Tours
Venue: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Take a guided tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point. The trip offers the chance to see abundant wildlife, including this season’s three Osprey chicks.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Jazz Festival – The Many Colors of a W*O*M*A*N
Venue: The Artists Collective
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Hear the sounds of jazz with a feminine flair.

WASHINGTON

Litchfield Hills
Lecture: “Life Reclaimed: Rural Transylvania, Nazi Camps and the American Dream”
Venue: Gunn Memorial Museum
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Paul N. Frenkel and guest moderator, Richard Abrams, take a candid took and in-depth interview as they discuss Paul’s new published work, Life Reclaimed, Rural Transylvania, Nazi Camps and the American Dream.

COVENTRY

Mystic Country
Max Chef to Farm Dinner Series
Venue: Nathan Hale Homestead
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Guest enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of local farms. The evening begins with a wine tasting reception, followed by a farm tour, the tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in white linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. The night’s dinner “Dinner at the Homestead” Call for reservations.

GUILFORD

Greater New Haven
Medieval Masonry: Architecture of the Old Stone House
Venue: Henry Whitfield State Museum
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Learn about the medieval-style architecture of the 1639 Henry Whitfield House and its unusual stone construction with three feet thick walls and huge fireplaces. Young visitors will be able to make a model of the house.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Venue: Cedar Hill Cemetery
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Help us solve the latest Cedar Hill mystery. Teams of up to four people each compete to find and follow clues throughout the memorial grounds. Once teams have collected all their clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. It’s a race to the finish, as prizes will be awarded to teams who solve the mystery the fastest.

River Valley
Riverfront Latin World Rhythms Festival
Venue: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate metro Hartford’s Latin culture with a variety of performances, art, food, and beverage at this day-long festival headlined by Daniel Salazar’s 20th Anniversary performance of Guitar Under the Stars.

SUFFIELD

River Valley
Suffield on the Green
Venue: Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden
Dates: September 7-8, 2013
What to expect:
More 50 high quality art and craft booths at the Hatheway House grounds and barn.

MIDDLEFIELD

Part of Connecticut Freedom Trail Month
Greater New Haven
Unveiling of the Lyman Family Freedom Trail
Venue: Lyman Orchards
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
The Lyman family is being recognized for their active anti-slavery activities by being added to the Connecticut Freedom Trail. Join the celebration of the Lyman farm to the trail with an unveiling of the Connecticut Freedom Trail plaque and words from legislative leaders and the Lyman family.

NORTH STONINGTON

Mystic Country
Zombie Charge
Venue: 44 Button Rd.
Dates: September 7, 2013
What to expect:
A zombie infested, mud/obstacle course run. The idea is to survive the course with one flag belt life remaining. Live bands, obstacle and mud course for all ability levels age 13 and up can participate and a great post event apocalypse party. Multiple waves go off every 30 minutes starting at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration required.

RIDGEFIELD

Litchfield Hills
“Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of The World”
Venue: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
In Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of the World, Pipaluk, a young Inuit woman, starts a search for the silent assassin that slowly poisons her people. A research journey through three continents makes it clearly evident that persistent pesticides are not only threatening her own country, but the entire world.

LAKEVILLE

Litchfield Hills
Celebration of Connecticut Farms
Venue: Hotchkiss School
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
The Celebration of Connecticut Farms combines the talents of some of the state’s finest chefs with a rich sampling of local food and beverages. The annual event raises crucial operating funds while increasing public awareness of the importance of Connecticut farms to the state’s economic viability and its cultural heritage.

NEW LONDON

Mystic Country
Fort Griswold Day
Venue: Hempsted Houses
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
Hear the story of Stephen Hempstead, a close friend of Nathan Hale. Hempstead, born here in 1754, fought in several Revolutionary War campaigns and was badly injured in the nearby Battle of Fort Griswold on Sept. 6, 1781.

MILFORD

Guided Canoe Tour
Greater New Haven
Guided Canoe Tours
Venue: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
Take a guided tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point. The trip offers the chance to see abundant wildlife, including this season’s three Osprey chicks.

WOODSTOCK

Mystic Country
Happy Birthday, Mr. Bowen
Venue: Roseland Cottage
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate Henry Bowen’s 200th birthday in the traditional manner of presidents, luminaries, and Bowen himself; gather on the common with dignitaries, townspeople, fire brigades, and admiriers of Roseland Cottage, and plant a tree. Enjoy a concert by the 102nd Army Band, tour the summer home, barn, and outbuildings usually not seen by visitors. Feast on birthday cake and ice cream.

FARMINGTON

Women’s Triathlon
River Valley
Women’s Triathlon
Venue: Winding Trails
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
The sprint distance triathlon, conducted in a friendly non-initimidating environment, caters to women of all abilities and ages. Participants swim a half-mile loop, cycle 12 miles and then a 5K run through the wide dirt trails in Winding Trails.

WALLINGFORD

Greater New Haven
Yellowcard
Venue: The Dome at Oakdale
Dates: September 8, 2013
What to expect:
Hot on the heels with the news that their 2003 breakthrough single “Ocean Avenue” has just been certified platinum, American pop-punk band Yellowcard have another reason to celebrate: this year marks the 10th anniversary of that single and its album of the same name.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
“The Alumni Show II”
Venue: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan Unversity
Dates: September 10
What to expect:
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists.

Opening reception September 10, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., performance by Aki Sasamoto ’04 at 7:30 p.m.

NORWALK

Fairfield County
Lecture: “Technology and Invention: 19th Century Medical Discoveries”
Venue: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Dates: September 10
What to expect:
Presented by Dr. Gavin McLeod, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and Director of Continuing Medical Edication at Greenwich Hospital. Learn about the medical discoveries of the Victorian era. Includes light lunch and tour of the first floor and exhibit. Reservations requested.

WOODBRIDGE

Greater New Haven
Perspectives Speaker Series: That’s Entertainment
Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
Dates: September 10
What to expect:
Series continues with a fascinating story behind the work of performing artist, singer and songwriter Michael Bolton. He will discuss his life, music, and his new book, The Soul of It All. Participants receive an autographed copy of his book.

NORWICH

Mystic Country
“Benedict Arnold”
Venue: The Spirit of Broadway Theater
Dates: September 11, 2013 – October 13, 2013
What to expect:
A commissioned world premiere musical looks at the character of the most famous native son of Norwich, Connecticut and one of the most famous figures in the American Revolution.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
“Faces of China, 1981: Photographs by Tom Zetterstrom”
Venue: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Dates: September 10
What to expect:
Opening and Gallery Talk by Curator Patrick Dowdy and Photographer Tom Zetterstrom. A luncheon buffet will be served.

River Valley
“Faces of China, 1981: Photographs by Tom Zetterstrom”
Venue: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Dates: September 11, 2013 – December 6, 2013
What to expect:
Tom Zetterstrom’s photographs offer a glimpse of China’s people in only the third year of Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening Up.” The people in these color and black-and-white portraits are guileless, everyday people who stand on the brink of enormous social change.

NEW LONDON

Mystic Country
Connecticut Schooner Festival
Venue: Mystic Seaport, Mystic and City Pier, New London
Dates: September 11-15, 2013
What to expect:
The festival is a celebration of our state’s maritime heritage, history and spirit of innovation. The festival begins at Mystic Seaport and moving to the historic city of New London.

BRIDGEPORT

P.T. Barnum
Fairfield County
Lunchtime Series “Oddly Marvelouse: Artifacts Made of Stange Materials”
Venue: Barnum Museum in People’s United Bank Gallery
Dates: September 11, 2013
What to expect:
Program featuring artifacts from The Barnum’s Museum’s collection that are quite unusual, even odd because they are made of unexpected “materials.”

NORFOLK

Sound of Contact
Litchfield Hills
Sound of Contact
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 11, 2013
What to expect:
With three of his own albums under his belt Simon Collins, son of legendary musician Phil Collins, decided to try something he had always wanted to do. Having grown up on tour with Genesis, Simon had a rare and unique perspective that inspired him to eventually pursue his own music career

UNCASVILLE

Tina Charles – Connecticut Sun
Mystic Country
WNBA – Connecticut Sun vs. Atlanta Dream
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Dates: September 11, 2013
What to expect:
Come see reigning WNBA MVP Tina Charles and cheer on the Connecticut Sun as they take to the court to capture the 2013 WNBA Championship.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
“Stripped/Dressed”
Venue: CFA Theater at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 12-13, 2013
What to expect:
Pre-performace Talk by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellow Naya Samuel ’14.

SOMERS

River Valley
Four Town Fair
Venue: Fairgrounds
Dates: September 12-15, 2013
What to expect:
Connecticut’s oldest fair with special features of pulls, parade, livestock shows, raffle, chicken barbecue, bingo, midway, stage entertainment, lots of exhibits and displays.

POMFRET CENTER

Mystic Country
September Splendor Afternoon Tea
Venue: Celebrations Gallery, Shoppes, Tea
Dates: September 12 and 14, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrations Tea Room is open for monthly themed Afternoon Tea events by reservation.

HARTFORD

River Valley
The Main Event: Cultural Cocktail Hours
Venue: Butler-McCook House and Garden
Dates: September 12, 2013
What to expect:
Join us on the Second Thursday of each month from April through December for exhibition openings, garden concerts and entertainment.

NORFOLK

Tom Rush
Litchfield Hills
Tom Rush
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 12, 2013
What to expect:
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound.

SHERMAN

Litchfield Hills
“The Maids”
Venue: Sherman Playhouse
Dates: September 13, 2013 – October 5, 2013
What to expect:
Takes place in 1940s France where we find Solange and Claire: two housemaids and sisters who construct secrect, eleborate rituals when their mistress, known simply as “Madame” is away.

NEW BRITAIN

Whiskey Tango
River Valley
“Whiskey Tango”
Venue: Hole in the Wall Theater
Dates: September 13-28, 2013
What to expect:
Jesus returns to clear his name and celebrate the natural beauty of marijuana and baseball in the world premiere of Whiskey Tango. This brand new musical, written and directed by Johnny Peifer, opens the Hole in the Wall’s 41st season of cutting edge theater.

SUFFIELD

River Valley
ArtWalk Gallery Opening and Reception
Venue: Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden
Dates: September 13, 2013
What to expect:
Gallery exhibition of local artist, opening and reception, then walk along Suffield’s historic South Main Street to Pentimento Flowers and Lily House Bed and Breakfast. Light refreshments served.

COVENTRY

Mystic Country
Candlelight Evenings at Hale: Cures or Corpses?
Venue: Nathan Hale Homestead
Dates: September 13, 2013
What to expect:
Experience the Hale Homestead by candlelight with a special historical-themed tour.

FAIRFIELD

Fairfield County
Family Day: Explore Pueblo Pottery
Venue: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Have fun exploring Pueblo pottery.

SOUTH GLASTONBURY

River Valley
Harvest Dinner Under the Stars
Venue: Rose’s Barry Farm
Dates: September 13, 2013
What to expect:
This celebration of Connecticut-grown foods offering gourmet food preparation and expert wine selections. Live light jazz entertainment.

WATERBURY

Litchfield Hills
Late Summer Jazz Series at the Poli Club
Venue: Palace Theater
Dates: September 13, 2013
What to expect:
Features the Lauren Sevian Quartet.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Lobsterbake
Venue: Lighthouse Point Park
Dates: September 13, 2013
What to expect:
Enjoy an evening with great food, fantastic raffle prizes and silent auctions, music, dancing and free rides on the historic carousel.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Sea Tea Improv’s Longform Showcase
Venue: The Studio at Billings Forge
Dates: September 13, 2013
What to expect:
Watch Sea Tea Improv and guest groups perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy. See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions.

STATEWIDE
The Big E – Eastern States Exposition
Venue: Eastern State Exposition
Dates: September 13-29, 2013
What to expect:
New England’s State Fair.

BRIDGEPORT

P.T. Barnum
Fairfield County
“P.T. Barnum and the Age of Wonders”
Venue: Barnum Museum in People’s United Bank Gallery
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
A talk and demostrations presented by Todd Robbins, an American magician, lecturer and author, that examines P.T. Barnum in the context of all that was happening in Ameica in the 19th century.

SIMSBURY

River Valley
Arts and Crafts Festival
Venue: Iron Horse Blvd.
Dates: September 14-15, 2013
What to expect:
Outdoor juried show with more than 100 exhibitors showing and selling their original handcrafted arts and crafts, fine arts, collectibles, jewelry, paintings; demonstrations, musical entertainment.

WASHINGTON

Litchfield Hills
From the Earth and the Sea
Venue: The Institute for American Indian Studies
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Good food and music will always bring people together. Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn and potatoes, then listen to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire in the replicated Algonkian Village.

PORTLAND

River Valley
Guts and Glory Quarry Challenge
Venue: Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Event includes a 3K run with challenge course; compete as individual or as teams.

MYSTIC

Mystic Country
Local Author Expo
Venue: Mystic and Noank Library
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Twelve local authors will present their works.

NORFOLK

Martin Sexton
Litchfield Hills
Martin Sexton
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Critically acclaimed Sexton is a musician’s musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, RandB, country and blues.

POMFRET CENTER

Mystic Country
Naturally Art
Venue: Connectiut Audubon Center at Pomfret
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Festival brings together artists and art lovers to experience visual, musical, and literary arts immersed in the beauty of Connecticut Audubon’s Bafflin Sanctuary. Activities include art workshops, demonstrations and performances.

CANTERBURY

Mystic Country
Old Home Day
Venue: Prudence Crandall Museum
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Free museum admission as part of Canterbury Historical Society’s annual Old Home Day. Children are invited to play historic games on the museum lawn.

RIDGEFIELD

Sarah Silverman
Litchfield Hills
Sarah Silverman
Venue: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
From stand-up comedy to film and television, Sarah has seen her share of success. Silverman lent her voice to the hugely successful Comedy Central show, “Crank Yankers.” She starred in The School of Rock opposite Jack Black, Mike White, and Joan Cusack.

SHELTON

Fairfield County
Shepherd Fall Fair
Venue: 186 Coram Ave.
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Outdoors craft fair with food and raffles.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Taste of New Haven Canal Quarter Tour
Venue:
Dates: September 14 and 28, 2013
What to expect:
Downtown New Haven has both a rich past and a rich eclectic restaurant scene. There are some many options for dining and learning in the area. This tour focuses on the most northern part of the downtown district.

Greater New Haven
Taste of New Haven Goatville Tour
Venue:
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
Saddle up your horse and mosey over to Upper State Street for the Goatville Tour. Here guests will be delighted to find an intact commercial district just outside of downtown, full of restaurants, shops and lore.

NORTH HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Taste of New Haven Theater District Tour
Venue:
Dates: September 14 and 29, 2013
What to expect:
Foodie’s will be delighted by this central downtown walking culinary tour. Located in the heart of New Haven in the shadow of the great Shubert Theater, this tour features one amazing restaurant to the next and then meander through the courtyards of Yale University.

EAST HADDAM

Connecticut Freedom Trail
River Valley
Venture Smith Day
Venue: First Church and Cemetery
Dates: September 14, 2013
What to expect:
As part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events, son of an African king, Venture Smith became the first black man to document his capture from African and life as an American slave and successful black freeman in Connecticut. Events include guest speakers, short stories, displays, wreath laying ceremony by the his descendants and family reunion photograph. Light refreshments served.

MILFORD

Timeless
Greater New Haven
‘Doors and More’ Art Auction
Venue: Center for the Arts
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Auction featuring 31 local artists at ‘Doors and More-Art You Can Live With,’ exhibit. Unique repurposed wooden items including doors, windows, chairs, and more. Appetizers, refreshments, live online/phone bidding, pre-event bidding.

NEW CANAAN

Fairfield County
Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”
Venue: Silvermine Arts Center
Dates: September 15, 2013 – October 26, 2013
What to expect:
The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving. The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.

GUILFORD

Greater New Haven
Architecture Scavenger Hunt
Venue: Henry Whitfield State Museum
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Learn about the medieval-style architecture of the 1639 Henry Whitfield House and its unusual stone construction through a scavenger hunt. Can you follow the clue and find the right spot?

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
Chai-lun Yueh
Venue: The Russell House at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
A native of China, Wesleyan Private Lessons teacher Chai-lun Yueh has a dramatic, dark, and powerful baritone voice. He has been heard with The National Opera of China, Beijing; Connecticut Opera; Opera Theater of Connecticut; Austin Lyric Opera; Baltimore Opera; and Hawaii Opera. He is also Music Director for the Connecticut Women’s Chorale. He will sing 17th and 18th century Italian songs and arias accompanied by Sarah Meneely-Kyder on piano.

NEW CANAAN

Fairfield County
Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”
Venue: Silvermine Arts Center
Dates: September 15, 2013 – October 26, 2013
What to expect:
This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time. Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.

RIDGEFIELD

Crystal Bowersox
Litchfield Hills
Crystal Bowersox
Venue: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
2010 American Idol Runner Up, Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare.

FARMINGTON

River Valley
Dinner on the Hill
Venue: Hill-Stead Museum
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate Hill-Stead’s Farmers Market with a special farm-to-table dinner served outdoors at communal dining tables on Hill-Stead’s splendid estate.

GLASTONBURY

Farm Day Festival
River Valley
Farm Festival
Venue: Welles Shipman Ward House
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
This year’s Farm Festival will not only be an annual celebration of Glastonbury history, but a celebration and dedication of the recently relocated and restored Oak Street Tobacco Shed, which will be used as an education center and museum.

STATEWIDE

Farm-to-Chef Week
Venue:
Dates: September 15-21, 2013
What to expect:
Taste the freshness of Connecticut-grown food; by dining in restaurants, dining halls, cafeterias and other eateries across the state offering a special week-long farm-to-chef menu. Connecticut’s finest chefs partner with local farm and vineyards to cook and serve spectacular farm fresh cuisine.

SIMSBURY

River Valley
Fly-In and Car Show
Venue: Simsbury Airport
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
One of the largest event of its kind in New England. Display of more than 700 airplanes and automobiles of virtullay every type and vintage, along with fun activities for the entire family. Including the hot air balloon, formation flying, parachuting, a military flyover, free seminars, craft and food vendors, Kiddieland, and much more.

GREENWICH

Fairfield County
Greenwich Kennel Club: AKC Sanctioned B Match
Venue: Bruce Park
Dates: September 1, 2013
What to expect:
This informal AKC sanctioned match provides an opportunity for you and your dog to gain experience needed for licensed events or just have fun with other dog lovers.

NEW CANAAN

Fairfield County
Guild Group Show: “Beyond the Book”
Venue: Silvermine Arts Center
Dates: September 15, 2013 – October 26, 2013
What to expect:
An exhibit of works from seven artists: Kerry Brock, Shiela Hale, Barbara Harder, Stephanie Joyce, Elisa Khachian, Claudia Mengel and Susan Newbold who questions the assumptions of what a book can be with diverse works that include paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and furniture.

HADDAM

River Valley
Jazz Cruise
Venue: Departs at the Connecticut State Pier
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Seven hours of continuous live jazz while cruising on the scenic Connecticut River. Bring you own picnic baskets, drinks and cooler, hot dogs available on board. Ice and cold drinks available.

WILLIMANTIC

Mystic Country
Long Timers Backyard Block Party
Venue: 120 Bolivia St.
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
The Windham Textile and History Musueum is honoring the retiring State Senator Edith Prague, whose husband was a long-time Willimantic businessman, and to observe the 25th anniversary of the museum.

State Senator Susan Johnson has graciously loaned her backyard at 120 Bolivia Street in Willimantic for a king-size block party. There will be information about Main Street businesses in Willimantic 50 years ago, in 1963, with maps, memorabilia, and more.

NORWALK

Flea Market
Fairfield County
Old Fashioned Flea Market
Venue: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, clothing, furniture, toys and plenty of bargains. Also, offering traditional American barbecue and home-baked goods. Featuring an outdoor exhibit of classic and antique cars and a concert on the South Lawn.

ANSONIA

Litchfield Hills
Pawz in the Park
Venue: Warsaw Park
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
A family fun day for you and your dog. Activities include police dog demonstrations, rally and obedience matches, agility demonstrations, micro-chipping clinic, “meet the breeds,” parade of breeds, pet photographer, refreshments, raffles, and more.

SHARON

Pumpkin Picking
Litchfield Hills
Pumpkin Harvest Time
Venue: Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
Dates: September 15, 2013 – October 31, 2013
What to expect:
Pick-your-own pumpkins, shop at the store.

HARTFORD

Sea Tea City Steam Photo
River Valley
Sea Tea Improv Comedy Show
Venue: City Steam Brewery Cafe
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv’s team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Taste of New Haven Pizza and Pints Bike Tour
Venue:
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
There is no better way to cover more ground on a pizza and pint exploration, than to hop on your bike and cruise through the city. The inspiration for the tour comes from some New Haven originals; the first pedaled bicycle was invented here in New Haven in 1866 and we were also known for our grand breweries. We then add in New Haven’s own style of pizza, called “Apizza”.

UNCASVILLE

Tina Charles – Connecticut Sun
Mystic Country
WNBA – Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Dates: September 15, 2013
What to expect:
Come see reigning WNBA MVP Tina Charles and cheer on the Connecticut Sun as they take to the court to capture the 2013 WNBA Championship. Free T-shirt to all of the fans.

HARTFORD

River Valley
End-Of-Summer Garden Party
Venue: Butler-McCook House and Garden
Dates: September 17, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring a classic New England summer menu using fresh ingredients from local sources, prepared by Max Catering and live music. Reservations required. Rain date: Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

NEWINGTON

River Valley
Kelser Charity Challenge
Venue: Indian Hills Country Club
Dates: September 17, 2013
What to expect:
Have fun while watching participants play golf all while supporting a great cause.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Radical Reels Film Festival
Venue: Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium
Dates: September 17, 2013
What to expect:
There is no better way to get excited about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing the 2013 edition of the Radical Reels Tours. The tour continues to push boundaries with the best action sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival.

HARTFORD

Connecticut Freedom Trail Month
River Valley
Conversations at Noon: Re-Imaging Ways to Preserve the Past
Venue: Connecticut’s Old State House
Dates: September 18, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate Connecticut Freedom Trail Month. Brent Leggs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation talks about saving historic places to highlight the history of African-Americans. Glenn Cassis, Executive Director of the African-American Affairs Commission, will join Leggs for a lively panel discussion.

WEST HARTFORD

River Valley
Language, Race, and the Media: A Community Forum
Venue: Playhouse On Park
Dates: September 18, 2013
What to expect:
Eric Deggans, author of Race-baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation will kick off the “Conversations: A Community Forum” series.

The forum will be in a town meeting format with Deggans sharing his perspective on the media, its usage of language, and stories from his book. A panel discussion comprised of distinguished local media members will follow along with questions and answers from the audience.

NEW HAVEN

Artwork by Alan Neider
Greater New Haven
“Disturbing the Comfortable”
Venue: Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
Dates: September 19, 2013 – November 1, 2013
What to expect:
The title of this show is a take on the British street artist Banksy’s quote: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” The quote has inspired curator Gatling to put together this show that is meant to push the envelope.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
“Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Print, 1960-1980”
Venue: Davison Art Center
Dates: September 19, 2013 – December 8, 2013
What to expect:
With the boom in printmaking in the 1960s, many artists explored ways to develop themes and variations within print portfolios. For Joseph Albers, printmaking offered a means to disseminate his precise color experiments. Drawn from the collection of the Davison Art Center, this exhibition will display a variety on work from an array of different artists from the time period.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Venue: Billings Forge
Dates: September 19, 2013
What to expect:
The multi-faceted cooperative community, that includes job training, restaurants, education, art, theater, as well as its Farmers Market, bakery, garden and housing. Dinner showcases the initiatives at Billings Forge.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
Gallery Opening: “Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980”
Venue: Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 19, 2013
What to expect:
Opening reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., and Gallery Talk by Curator Clare Rogan 5:30 p.m.

WETHERSFIELD

Portrait of George Washington by Stuart Gilbert
River Valley
Lecture: The March Heard ’Round the World: Wethersfield, Washington and Rochambeau
Venue: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Dates: September 19, 2013
What to expect:
According to author Jini Jones Vail, if not for the involvement of the French in the American Revolution, “We’d be speaking the King’s English right now.” During this lecture, Vail will discuss the march across Connecticut of French General Rochambeau and his troops. Planned by George Washington and Rochambeau in Wethersfield, Connecticut, the march ultimately led to the defeat of the British in Yorktown, Virginia.

NORWALK

Marina
Fairfield County
Norwalk Boat Show
Venue: Cove Marina
Dates: September 19-22, 2013
What to expect:
The annual show welcomes boating and sailing enthusiasts to the water with nautical fun for the entire family. Visitors will find some of the best deals of the season on hundreds of luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, and sailboats plus the largest selection of marine accessories and gear during four days of family fun on the water.

NORFOLK

Willie Nile
Litchfield Hills
Willie Nile
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 19, 2013
What to expect:
Anyone who has paid attention to his recent output knows that Willie Nile is currently in the midst of a creative renaissance that’s produced some of the most compelling music of his 35-year career.

WALLINGFORD

Greater New Haven
“Farenheit 451”
Venue: Choate Rosemary Hall at Paul Mellon Arts Center
Dates: September 20
What to expect:
Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, comes alive in this brilliant stage adaptation from New York’s Aquila Theatre.

CHESHIRE

Greater New Haven
“Narnia the Musical”
Venue: Thorp Auditorium at Cheshire High School
Dates: September 20-22
What to expect:
Come along with four children as they open the door to a wardrobe, step in, push past the clothes only to find themselves in a magical land. They have been transported into a fantastical place where animals speak and the White Witch has ruled it to be “always winter and never Christmas.” But Aslan, a lion and true King of the land, returns after a long absence bringing back the beauty of spring. Where are you? You are in NARNIA!

WILLIMANTIC

Mystic Country
“Second Samuel”
Venue: Burton Leavitt Theatre
Dates: September 20-22, 26-29
What to expect:
A heartwarming comedy with a wonderful message that touches everyone.

EAST HADDAM

River Valley
“The Most Happy Fella”
Venue: Goodspeed Opera House
Dates: September 20, 2013 – December 1, 2013
What to expect:
Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through.

WATERBURY

Litchfield Hills
“Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding”
Venue: Chase Collegiate School
Dates: September 20-22
What to expect:
It’s a wedding. It’s a feast. It’s a show! Actors exchange vows. And you, the audience, play the parts of Tony and Tina’s family and friends, joining them for the reception, feast and hilarious family dramas. One of the longest running shows in Off-Broadway history.

NEW HAVEN

Part of Connecticut Freedom Trail Month
Greater New Haven
25th Anniversary of the Amistad Committee
Venue: City Hall
Dates: September 20
What to expect:
Part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail month at 10 a.m., at the City Hall in New Haven will be a public meeting with his Excellency Enest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone. Then a memorial service at the Grove Street Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.

GUILFORD

Guilford Fair
Greater New Haven
Guilford Fair
Venue: Guilford Fairgrounds
Dates: September 20-22
What to expect:
Connecticut’s second oldest fair. Competitive exhibits for livestock, baking, canned goods, fruits and vegetables, flowers, needlework, arts and crafts, photography, educational exhibits and demonstrations; a farm museum, stage entertainment, novelty contests, commercial exhibits, carnival midway and petting zoo, and a variety of food booths.

SIMSBURY

River Valley
Max Chef to Farm Dinner Series
Venue: Rosedale Farms and Vineyards
Dates: September 20
What to expect:
Guest enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of local farms. The evening begins with a wine tasting reception, followed by a farm tour, the tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in white linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. The night’s dinner “Heirlooms and Heritage.” Call for reservations.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
Moonlight Zip Trips
Venue: EMPOWER Leadership Sports and Adventure Center
Dates: September 20-22
What to expect:
Zip line under the moonlight and stars.

STAMFORD

Povi Tamu
Fairfield County
“By Her Hand”: Art of Native American Women and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
Venue: Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Dates: September 21, 2013 – December 1, 2013
What to expect:
Come and “meet” the Native American women who combined natural resources with trade goods to produce extraordinary works of art. Selected from the permanent collection of the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, their works are paired in this unprecedented exhibition, with the iconic photographs of Edward S. Curtis, who captured the last vestiges of traditional Native American culture in the western United States.

TORRINGTON

Litchfield Hills
An Evening with Kevin Smith
Venue: Warner Theatre
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
When not working in movies, Smith can be found podcasting every waking moment of his life over at his online empire, SModcast.com. If he is not hosting shows like Hollywood Babble-On, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old or Fat Man on Batman, Smith can be found on a stage, answering for his crimes in lotsa different QandA.

MONROE

Sifting For Evidence of the Past
Fairfield County
Archeological Dig
Venue: Webb Mountain Discovery Zone
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Join State Archeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni as he conducts an authentic archeological dig at the Webb Mountain Discovery Zone.

WOODSTOCK

Mystic Country
Celebrating Agriculture
Venue: Woodstock Fairgrounds
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
A day for the whole family to learn a little more about our local agriculture. This hands-on event celebrates the many farms, forests, agricultural businesses, and farm families. We are very proud of our agriculture and we want to share the day with you.

BETHLEHEM

Litchfield Hills
Celebration of Emerging Artists
Venue: Abigail J. Woodhall Theatre at The Woodhall School
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Gifted visual artists, musicians and performers will be featured in the evening’s remarkable exhibit and performance.

WETHERSFIELD

River Valley
Cornfest
Venue: Broad Street Green
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
his year’s festival features Black-Eyed Sally’s Barbeque and special corn chowder. There will be a Business Expo to learn more about local businesses, inflatables, mini-golf and pony rides for the kids, crafts for the shoppers, and delicious food, entertainment and hay rides for everyone.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Discover Hartford Bicycling Tour
Venue: Bushnell Park.
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
In conjunction with Hartford”s Envisionfest, a celebration of Hartford’s arts, food and culture. The tour is a fun, family-friendly, leisurely ride that welcomes cyclists of all abilities to explore the capital city’s diverse neighborhoods, architectural and cultural gems and parks by bicycle.

BETHLEHEM

Litchfield Hills
Dog Show
Venue: Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate dogs of all shapes and sizes. The event includes a variety of canine-related activities, demonstrations, and visits from pet-friendly organizations.

HARTFORD

River Valley
ENViSIONFEST at Butler-McCook House
Venue: Butler-McCook House and Garden
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Free fun for the whole family and going on all day. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment.

River Valley
Envisionfest at Connecticut’s Old State House
Venue: Connecticut’s Old State House
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate Envisionfest with the Old State House. Open to the public at no cost, the museum will have a lot of special activities going on. All day long, explore this National Landmark and hear stories from historic interpreters stationed throughout the building. Use your imagination with arts and crafts in the Holcombe Center. More hands-on craft activities can be found in History is All Around Us exhibit, courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society and Museum.

EnvisionFest Hartford
River Valley
Envisionfest Hartford: Connecticut’s Capital City Festival
Venue: Various locations
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Festival includes hundreds of entertainment options including several stages of entertainment and performances in Bushnell Park and along the new GreenWalk connecting the State Capitol, downtown strees and Constitution Plaza. Begins with Discover Hartford Bicycle Tour at 9 a.m.

 

EAST HAVEN

Guest Operator Weekend
Greater New Haven
Guest Operator Weekend
Venue: The Shore Line Trolley Museum
Dates: September 21-22, 2013
What to expect:
Ever dreamt of putting your hands on the power and running a trolley car yourself? The Shore Line Trolley Museum gives you that opportunity. First a little training..then YOU run it on our mile of track through the scenic tidal marshes in Branford along Long Island Sound.

MILFORD

Guided Canoe Tour
Greater New Haven
Guided Canoe Tours
Venue: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Take a guided tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point. The trip offers the chance to see abundant wildlife, including this season’s three Osprey chicks.

NEW LONDON

Mystic Country
Happy 335th Birthday, Joshua Hempsted!
Venue: Hempsted Houses
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate Joshua’s birthday by focusing on family history and trying your hand at crafts popular in his times, including spinning, weaving, dyeing and rope making. A Hempstead descendant will share her genealogy work and answer questions about family research; refreshments will be served.

STONINGTON

Stonington Vineyards Annual Harvest Fest!
Mystic Country
Harvest Festival
Venue: Stonington Vineyards
Dates: September 21-22, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring gourmet food vendors, local artisans, wine tastings and more. Live music by The Kropp Dusters, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, Kevin Crandall and Sugar. Picnics welcome but no outside alcohol allowed on premises. Fun as a couple, a family or with a large group of friends. Reservations will be held under your name at the door.

STAMFORD

Stamford Hospital will provide free screenings
Fairfield County
Health Wellness and Sports Expo 2013
Venue: Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Dates: September 21-22, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring free health screenings and a wide variety of exhibitors covering nutrition, weight management, children’s health, pet wellness, fitness programs, spa and beauty treatments, financial health, green technology, lifetime sports, alternative medicine plus fitness demonstrations. Special guests include Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, a spokesperson for breast cancer awareness. All ages welcome.

NORFOLK

Kashmir
Litchfield Hills
Kashmir – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Kashmir is one of the most enthusiastically received groups to ever perform on our stage.

NEWTOWN

Newtown Arts Festival 2012
Litchfield Hills
Newtown Arts Festival
Venue: Fairfield Hills
Dates: September 15-16, 2013
What to expect:
Showcasing all varieties of creative expressions including visual arts, dance, music, written word, and theater in a town-wide celebration setting. Featuring workshops, live entertainment, demonstrations and refreshments.

MYSTIC

Mystic Country
Ocean Commotion Gala
Venue: Mystic Aquarium
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate Mystic Aquarium’s 40th anniversary in style. This annual black-tie event featuring live music and dancing, an elegant dinner and live auction.

ORANGE

Greater New Haven
Orange Country Fair
Venue: Orange Fairgrounds
Dates: September 21-22, 2013
What to expect:
Features craft exhibits, antique cars, tractor pulls, children’s games, country music, contests, flower and vegetable exhibits, carriage rally, and much more.

MADISON

Waiting for the judge
Greater New Haven
Parade of Pooches
Venue: Town Green
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Join the fun with your pooch or enjoy watching the dogs win ribbons for fun categories such as biggest and smallest ears, tails, paws, height, youngest and oldest, best costume, best trick and dog and owner look-a-likes.

WINDSOR

River Valley
REAP Street
Venue: Broad St.
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Pop-up art festival with holograph installation, music, film, puppets, break dancing and more.

BRIDGEPORT

Fairfield County
Southern Connecticut Women’s Expo
Venue: The Webster Bank Arena
Dates: September 21-22, 2013
What to expect:
The ultimate shopping and entertainment experience. Shop for the latest products and services in fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, careers, home, education and much more.

HARTFORD

River Valley
The Streets of Hartford
Venue: Cedar Hill Cemetery
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Ever wondered how Hartford streets got their names? Patrick Haggerty will lead this fascinating tour highlighting Cedar Hill residents for whom the capitol city streets were named. From Brainard Road to Jewell Street and Fairfield Avenue, learn about the people who have been immortalized on the streets of Hartford.

River Valley
The Streets of Hartford
Venue: Cedar Hill Cemetery
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Ever wondered how Hartford streets got their names? Learn about this during this fascinating tour highlighting Cedar Hill residents for whom the capitol city streets were named.

PORTLAND

River Valley
Wakeboard Rail Jam 2.0 Competition
Venue: Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Show off what you have learned this season with top-notch prizes will be awarded.

KENT

Litchfield Hills
Walking Tour: Explore Kent Iron Furnace
Venue: Eric Sloane Museum
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
Learn about the local iron-making industry and take a guided walk around the remains of the Kent Iron Furnace which operated along the Housatonic River, 1826-1892. Although only the stone tower of the blast furnace is visible, other evidence of this once-bustling business can be discerned with careful examination. A free event sponsored by Housatonic Heritage. Museum contains exhibit on furnace; admission charged.

NORWALK

Fairfield County
Worldwide Day of Play
Venue: Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Dates: September 21, 2013
What to expect:
An action-packed day with free museum admission and activities throughout Mathews Park. Featuring outdoor field games, interactive sports and fitness demonstrations, awesome educational activities and amazing live performances, all guaranteed to keep families.

NEW HAVEN

Somewhat Off The Wall
Greater New Haven
“Somewhat Off The Wall”
Venue: 360 State Street Lobby
Dates: September 22, 2013
What to expect:
Event-goers get to take home an original work of art.

MILFORD

Guided Canoe Tour
Greater New Haven
Guided Canoe Tours
Venue: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center
Dates: September 22, 2013
What to expect:
Take a guided tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point. The trip offers the chance to see abundant wildlife, including this season’s three Osprey chicks.

WOODBRIDGE

Greater New Haven
Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run
Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
Dates: September 22, 2013
What to expect:
USA Track and Field certified 5K course winding through nice neighborhoods.

HARTFORD

The Connecticut Cycling Festival
River Valley
The Connecticut Cycling Festival
Venue: XL Center
Dates: September 22, 2013
What to expect:
Exciting professional level racing comes to the heart of downtown Hartford along with a full day of amateur racing and a family friendly expo area to explore. Pro women take to the course at 1 p.m. Pro men race for 40 miles at 3:30 p.m.

Sarah Brightman
River Valley
Sarah Brightman
Venue: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Dates: September 24, 2013
What to expect:
International singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world’s biggest selling Soprano. She is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer.

Sarah Brightman
River Valley
Sarah Brightman
Venue: The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
Dates: September 24, 2013
What to expect:
International singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world’s biggest selling Soprano. She is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer.

NEW MILFORD

Litchfield Hills
Smokin’ in the Hills
Venue: Hunt Hill Farm
Dates: September 24, 2013
What to expect:
A farm-fresh summer dinner under the direction of the Silo Cooking School with a silent and live auction, door prizes, line dancing, music and more.

NORFOLK

Tower of Power
Litchfield Hills
Tower of Power
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 24, 2013
What to expect:
No matter whom you may be, where you live, or your taste in music, Tower of Power will find you. And once that happens, it’s all over

IVORYTON

River Valley
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
Venue: The Ivoryton Playhouse
Dates: September 25, 2013 – October 13, 2013
What to expect:
This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost and lived to try again. Smartly conceived with catchy tunes and witty lyrics, this affectionate look at love and marriage is as amusingly appropriate today as when it first opened in New York in 1996.

WATERBURY

Litchfield Hills
“Ring Of Fire”
Venue: Seven Angels Theatre
Dates: September 26, 2013 – October 20, 2013
What to expect:
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute.

DURHAM

Greater New Haven
Durham Fair
Venue: Durham Fairgrounds
Dates: September 26-29, 2013
What to expect:
The state’s largest agricultural fair with nationally-known country music performers, thousands of exhibits, midway, lots of food. An old-time country fair in a typical New England village.

NORFOLK

GrandMothers of Invention
Litchfield Hills
GrandMothers of Invention
Venue: Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Dates: September 26, 2013
What to expect:
The GrandMothers of Invention are the only Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention alumni who have been consistently performing the music of the maestro since 2003

WETHERSFIELD

River Valley
Lecture: Intriguing Parallels Between Rebels and Their Décor
Venue: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Dates: September 26, 2013
What to expect:
Three self-made, wealthy businessmen gambled, and lost, everything for the American Revolution. Before fomenting rebellion, the same three—Joseph Webb, Jr., Silas Deane and Jeremiah Lee—lavishly decorated their homes to levels previously unprecedented in their communities. Judy Andersn explains why the three aesthetes’ refined tastes compelled them to take part in the revolution, and why their roles in support of independence cost them their lives.

MYSTIC

Mystic Country
Moondance Inernational Film Festival
Venue: Various locations
Dates: September 26-29, 2013
What to expect:
One of the leading independent film festivals in the world. Dedicated to celebrating and sharing the absolute best in films, screenplays, music and more. Extra special this year is the festival moved to their new own of Mysitc, steeped in rich history. Events include panel discussions, seminars and workshops, as well as a variety of receptions, parties and opening and closing night galas.

STAMFORD

Fairfield County
Tracy Morgan: Excuse My French
Venue: Palace Theatre
Dates: September 26, 2013
What to expect:
Actor, author and comedian Tracy Morgan takes the stage for a night of sheer hilarity.

WILLIMANTIC

Mystic Country
Color Uncorked
Venue: Kerri Art Studio
Dates: September 27, 2013
What to expect:
Uncork your creative side. Join friends for an evening of free-spirited fun in a downtown gallery setting.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin: “Who’s Hungry”
Venue: CFA Theater at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 27-28, 2013
What to expect:
The performances of Who’s Hungry 2012 at Wesleyan are the Connecticut premiere of a stunning experimental puppet theater work that weaves together oral histories of five very different homeless and/or hungry residents of Santa Monica, California. Who’s Hungry brings communities together, inspires theatergoers to engage with the issues, and supports the efforts of food policy activists.

KENT

Litchfield Hills
Fall Festival
Venue: Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum
Dates: September 27-29, 2013
What to expect:
Americana brought to life with displays and demonstrations of industrial, agricultural and residential machinery including gas and steam engines, hand tools, crafts.

COVENTRY

Mystic Country
Haunted Corn Maze
Venue: Nathan Hale Homestead
Dates: September 27, 2013 – October 5, 2013
What to expect:
A moderately scary walk through the corn maze brimming with spooks in the dark. Created by The Young Friends of Hale this annual event features a different maze every year. Last tour leaves at 8:30 p.m. Not recommended for small children. Sunday serves as a rain date.

EAST HAVEN

Haunted Isle Welcome!!!!!
Greater New Haven
Haunted Isle
Venue: The Shore Line Trolley Museum
Dates: September 27, 2013 – October 26, 2013
What to expect:
Take the trolley to the gates of the Haunted Isle and enter if you dare! Good walking shoes are recommended as the Isle is a wooded outdoor path with many twists and turns.

SIMSBURY

River Valley
Max Chef to Farm Dinner Series
Venue: Rosedale Farms and Vineyards
Dates: September 27, 2013
What to expect:
Guest enjoy the freshest foods and produce in the sublime beauty of local farms. The evening begins with a wine tasting reception, followed by a farm tour, the tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in white linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. The night’s dinner “The Vegan Table.” Call for reservations.

OLD LYME

Mystic Country
New England Landscape Invitational
Venue: Lyme Art Association
Dates: September 27, 2013 – November 9, 2013
What to expect:
Member artitsts and select invited artist exhibit their works of landscape paintings from around New England.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Pipes in the Valley – Celtic Festival
Venue: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Dates: September 27-28, 2013
What to expect:
Start this weekend on Friday evening at the Pipes in the Valley Happy Hour from 4 p.m. – 7:30 pm. On Saturday, Olde Burnside Brewing Company brings you a culturally rich Celtic festival featuring Irish and Scottish musical performances. Other attractions include Highland games, bagpipers, Celtic dancing, birds of prey, Highland cows, and delicious Celtic food, Ten Penny Ale, and other beverages.

Explore the nuances of Single Malt Scotches
River Valley
Pipes in the Valley Scotch Tasting and Buffet Dinner
Venue: Departs from Riverfront Plaza
Dates: September 27, 2013
What to expect:
Bring your kilt and bagpipes along for the Scotch tasting dinner buffet aboard Lady Katharine Cruises.

KENT

Litchfield Hills
“Art at Work” Eric Sloane’s Legacy
Venue: Eric Sloane Museum
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
“Art at Work,” reflects Eric Sloane’s belief that hand tools were objects of art. There will be a special temporary display of tools.

Children are invited to explore Eric Sloane’s legacy through hands-on activities.

FAIRFIELD

Photograph taken by E.H. Soderber
Fairfield County
“Birds in Their Habitat” Exhibition and Sale
Venue: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
Dates: September 28-29, 2013
What to expect:
The Connecticut Audubon Society brings together talented artists who specialize in birds and/or the beauty of nature landscapes, birds and bird habitats avian art during its fourth annual Birds and Their Habitat juried artists’ exhibition and sale.

GUILFORD

Greater New Haven
“Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas”
Venue: Henry Whitfield State Museum
Dates: September 28, 2013 – December 15, 2013
What to expect:
Learn the origins of these three popular holidays and find out how they have evolved to become what we know and celebrate today. There are hands-on activities for all ages.

NORWALK

Fairfield County
“Secrets of Circles”
Venue: Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Dates: September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014
What to expect:
What do a bagel, a ball and a banana all have in common? Cut them through the center and each one has a circle inside. Circles are extremely familiar because they are simply everywhere, but why? The solution to this mystery and many others can be found by exploring Secrets of Circles.

DANBURY

The Big Little Pin-up
Litchfield Hills
Affordable Art Print Exhibition: “The Big Little Pin-up”
Venue: The Gallery at Still River Editions
Dates: September 28, 2013 – December 20, 2013
What to expect:
This exhibition of unframed prints of photographs or artwork, 8”x10” or smaller, showcases a broad cross-section of contemporary work in the Greater Danbury art community by professional, amateur and student artists.

Opening reception September 28, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

BOLTON

River Valley
Bolton Heritage Day
Venue: Bolton Congregational Church and Bolton Heritage Farm
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Explore the town’s rich history, learn about Geneology 10, view the Bolton Exposes it’s Roots exhibit, visit the site of Reverend Jonathan Edwards “Great Awakening,” and take a walking tour of the town’s authentic Revolutionary War Camp.

SOUTHBURY

Litchfield Hills
Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show
Venue: Pomperaug Woods
Dates: September 28-29, 2013
What to expect:
Event showcases the work of talented Connecticut artists who are 70+ years of age. Themed “The Art of Experience,” the show includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography.

BRIDGEPORT

Fairfield County
Harbor Brew Fest
Venue: Ball Park at Harbor Yard
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring international, domestic and local beers, along with some of Connecticut’s most popular food trucks and great music from talented bands.

NEWINGTON

River Valley
Hartford Saengerbund Oktoberfest
Venue: Hartford Saengerbund
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
German dinner dance festival featuring German beer, food and live DJ music by Gemini II.

BURLINGTON

Litchfield Hills
Hunting and Fishing Appreciation Day
Venue: Sessions Woods WMA
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Fun activities for all ages are planned, along with educational programs and workshops about hunting and fishing. Best of all, the event is free to attend.

Litchfield Hills
Hunting and Fishing Appreciation Day
Venue: Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Fun activities for all ages are planned, along with educational programs and workshops about hunting and fishing. Best of all, the event is free to attend.

NEWINGTON

River Valley
Okotberfest
Venue: Hartford Saengerbund
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring German food, German beer and German songs by Gemini II featuring the musical talents of Leo Manville.

MIDDLEBURY

Rhythm Band
Litchfield Hills
Oktoberfest
Venue: Quassy Amusement Park
Dates: September 28-29, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring live music, German dancers and great food.

LEBANON

Mystic Country
Outdoor Antiques Show
Venue: Lebanon Historical Society Museum
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Up to 80 dealers, free parking, refreshments available all day.

BETHANY

Retired Greyhounds as Pets of Connecticut, Inc.
Greater New Haven
PetsAffair
Venue: REGAP of Connecticut, Inc.
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Events include silent auction 10 a.m.-3 p.m., tag sale, pet-a-cures, GREYT basket give-a-ways, GREYT luck contest, pet photos, Greyhound meet and greets, picnic. cook-out, bake sale; along with canine and Human.

NEW HAVEN

Greater New Haven
Taste of New Haven Wooster Square Tour
Venue:
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Celebrate New Haven’s history and food through this tour. The tour brings guests to a variety of food venues while walking through one of the city’s best preserved neighborhoods.

HAMDEN

Greater New Haven
The Art of Wine
Venue: Laurel View Country Club
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Event features two silent auction tables, a live auction, the Sparkling Inspiration raffle featuring commemorative etched wine glasses and a Tiffany and Co. jewelry item and raffle trees. Live entertainment. Hosted by Arts for Learning Connecticut.

MANCHESTER

River Valley
Underland Art Festival
Venue: Cheney Hall
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
The festival was founded in 2012 by an artist in hope of establishing an eccentric artistic community event that focuses on individuality and self-promotion in a non-competitive atmosphere. With help of frends and fellow artists, Underland celebrates the first year and create a home for up-and-coming artists and musicians who find themselves out of place at traditional art shows.

HARTFORD

River Valley
Wethersfield Notables
Venue: Cedar Hill Cemetery
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
Tour highlights some of Wethersfield’s notable personages who now reside at Cedar Hill. Featured residents include Silas Robbins, John Morris and William Willard.

MILFORD

Greater New Haven
Wine Trail
Venue: Downtown
Dates: September 28, 2013
What to expect:
The Downtown Milford Business Association presents this event. Enjoy wine tastings and yummy refreshments throughout participating Downtown Milford Business Association members.

KENT

Litchfield Hills
“Art at Work” Eric Sloane’s Legacy
Venue: Eric Sloane Museum
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
“Art at Work,” reflects Eric Sloane’s belief that hand tools were objects of art. There will be a special temporary display of tools and a woodcarving demonstration.

MIDDLETOWN

River Valley
“This Is It!” The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part I
Venue: Crowell Concert Hall at Wesleyan University
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
This recital will feature the world premieres of A Partita for Wilhelm Gertz 1927-2007, and A Fugue for Sophia, written for Sophia Rosoff to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Mr. Bruce will be joined by guest vocalist Christopher Grundy, who will sing Five Songs on Poems of John Finlay. Reinier van Houdt: The Well-Extended Piano

MORRIS

Litchfield Hills
A Special Culinary Afternoon
Venue: Winvian
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
Featuring a wide array of signature appetizers and desserts by Winvian’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy, fresh tastings from Winvian’s own farm and other local farms, tour of Winvian’s sustainable, pesticide-free non-GMP gardens, a peek into the whimsical cottages, beverages, live music, auction.

SOUTHPORT

Fairfield County
Bigelow Tea Community Challenge
Venue: Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
A community event for all ages with a 5K Road Race on a certified course through scenic Southport Harbor, a 2-mile Fitness Walk and Kids’ Fun Run 100 yard scamper, half-mile jog, one-mile run.

CHESTER

Chained together
River Valley
Dalton Ghetti’s Unique Pencil Sculptures
Venue: Lori Warner Studio/Gallery
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
Experience the awe inspiring sculpture of self-taught artist Dalton Ghetti. Dalton meticulously carves pencils into minute works of art. At first, he carved large objects, then one day, he decided to create the smallest carvings that he could see with his naked eyes. He picked up a working pencil and started carving it and the rest is history.

GOSHEN

Litchfield Hills
Jazz Runn
Venue: Camp Cochipianee
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
First annual 5-mile run and 2-mile family fun walk on a scenic course through the woods, past a pond and through the private Woodridge Lake enclave. The course is registered by the U.S. Track and Field Association.

MADISON

Greater New Haven
Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet
Venue: Hammonasset State Park
Dates: September 29, 2013
What to expect:
5K course includes natural and man made obstacles and a mile run along the beach. After the race enjoy a cookout with food and live entertainment.

Top Connecticut festivals and events in September are rated 4 out of 4 stars.
4 / 4 stars

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, Connecticut , 06426

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.
DETAILS
11:00 am

Exhibition, Paul Batch and Caleb Stone, Art Gallery at the Mill House, Sep 2013

Exhibition, Paul Batch and Caleb Stone, Art Gallery at the Mill House, Sep 2013; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main St., Chester, Connecticut , 06412

Paul is drawn to the beauty of transitional moments in time.twilight, a passing storm, the moon rising. In part, this beauty comes from the frailty of the moment. These moments do not last, but while they are here, they should be appreciated. He shows his appreciation by painting these moments and sharing them with you.

Caleb studied Art at the Lyme Academy in Connecticut and since then has been regularly teaching, traveling and painting. He works in both oil and watercolor and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the John Stobart Fellowship Award, the New England Heritage Award, and the Wood Award for Excellence in Watercolor.
DETAILS
9:00 am

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum; Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, Connecticut , 06338

Residents of Norwich, Preston and Narragansett will receive 50% of museum admission.
Proof of address required at check in.
DETAILS
10:00 am

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish; The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut , 06320

Fascinated by the anatomy and movement of living creatures, Kitty Wales creates sculpture and installation art based on her direct observations of animals. She has traveled to the Scottish Hebrides to study wild goats, the Spanish Pyrenees to observe bearded vultures, and the Caribbean to document reef sharks in their underwater habitat. As part of a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, Wales visited the Aquarium to observe their collection of marine life, taking photographs and preparing sketches that would later fuel her creations in the studio. Inspired by the textural, feathery forms of the lionfish, Wales then set to work envisioning a site-specific installation intended for the Lyman Allyn. Three larger-than-life lionfish sculptures constructed of welded steel, heavy paper, and recycled pencils will transform the gallery into a “deep-sea” environment for visitors of all ages.
DETAILS
10:00 am

Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut

The 3rd Annual Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will showcase works created in around the Pleasant Valley Preserve, a large nature preserve in Lyme with frontage on the “Wild and Scenic” Eight Mile River.
A special opening reception will be held at the Lyme Art Association on Friday, July 12 from 6 – 8pm at the Lyme Art Association, free and open to the public, with tax-free shopping that night and all day on Saturday, July 13.
DETAILS
COMMUNITY
8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Fleamarket

The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

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”and long-term vendors.401-364-8888
DETAILS
8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, first Sunday, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, Connecticut

8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; held the first Sunday of each month; 860 739-2107.
DETAILS
7:45 pm

Al-Anon

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut

7:45 p.m.
DETAILS
8:00 am

Zumba

Calvary Chapel, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, Connecticut

free; 860 961-8714.
DETAILS
8:00 am

Community First Sunday Breakfast Buffet

The American Legion Squad 113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

$6; $3 children under 10. Benefits veterans and community programs.
DETAILS
5:30 pm

OCD Support Group

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, Connecticut

860-575-9593 for information or questions.
DETAILS
Beach Donut Fundraiser, 7/6-9/2 Sat./Sun, O.Lyme

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, Connecticut

sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; 860 434-2871.
DETAILS
2:00 pm

Heritage Walking Tours of Stonington Village

Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington, Connecticut

2 p.m., Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10 adults; $5 students to age 18; 860 535-8445.
DETAILS
8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

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 and buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.
401-364-8888/401-364-1818
DETAILS
Editor’s Pick
9:00 am

East Lyme Historical Society Labor Day Weekend Flea Market

Thomas Lee House Grounds , Route 156, East Lyme, Connecticut

vendors from across the state; free tours of the Thomas Lee House and the Little Boston School House; also Sun.; free; eastlymehistoricalsociety.org.
DETAILS
EDUCATION/LECTURES
7:00 pm

Prostate cancer education/support group

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, conference room #1, 365 Montauk Avenue, New London, , 06320

helps men and their families cope with prostate cancer. These educational workshops provide a comfortable setting among peers to discuss symptoms, diagnoses and treatments, and provide support through these processes. Monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of the month, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Conference Room #1 2nd floor, next to cafeteria. Please feel to bring your spouse/partner to the meeting.
DETAILS
11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Historic Guilford Walking Tours, Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, Connecticut , 06437

Please come for a scenic and informative tour of Historic Downtown Guilford. Join our award winning student guides for a 90 minute History tour at 11:00a.m or Architecture tour at 2 p.m. All tours start in front of the Guilford Town Hall at 31 Park Street.
DETAILS
11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, Connecticut , 06437

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 203233-1026.

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.
DETAILS
7:00 pm

Prostate cancer education/support group

Prostate cancer education/support group; Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, conference room #1, 365 Montauk Avenue, New London, , 06320

The American Cancer Society’s Man to Man program helps men and their families cope with prostate cancer. These educational workshops provide a comfortable setting among peers to discuss symptoms, diagnoses and treatments, and provide support through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery processes. Monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of the month, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Conference Room #1 2nd floor, next to cafeteria. Please feel to bring your spouse/partner to the meeting.
DETAILS
7:00 pm

Prostate cancer education/support group

Prostate cancer education/support group; Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, conference room #1, 365 Montauk Avenue, New London, , 06320

American Cancer Society program helps men and their families cope with prostate cancer; 1-800-227-2345.
DETAILS
FAIRS/FESTIVALS
12:00 pm

Denison Farmers Market, Sundays, Mystic

Denison Farmers Market, Sundays, Mystic; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Ave., Mystic, Connecticut , 06355

Sundays through October.
DETAILS
5:00 pm

16th Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival

16th Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival; Ninigret Park, 4890 Old Post Rd., Route 1, Charlestown, RI

Friday 5pm- midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, and Sunday noon-midnight
a three-day, three-night celebration that attracts over 10,000 roots music fans to Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI. Four performance stages, dance workshops, and family-friendly activities are included in the price of admission.

Hosted by Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole and featuring Taj Mahal Trio, Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses, Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band, Los Texmaniacs, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys, Holly Williams and dozens of top performers from all over the country. Regional food, shopping and on-site camping also available. www.rhythmandroots.com
DETAILS
7:00 pm

Fireworks Extravaganza at Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, , 06382

Mohegan Sun is making a bang this summer, and a big one, as they host three large Hot Summer Fun parties on the rooftop of the Riverview Garage. Open to all ages, the fun kicks off at 5:00pm and includes games for kids of all ages, carnival food favorites and samples of summer treats from Connecticut based Farmers Cow, as well as Mohegan Sun’s Tiki Bar for guests 21+. These special celebrations will be held on Sunday, June 23rd to kick off Hot Summer Fun, on Thursday, July 25th and on Sunday, September 1st to wrap up summer. NOTE: Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
DETAILS
KIDS/FAMILY
3:30 pm

Legos at the Library

Legos at the Library; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, Connecticut , 06340

Bring your imagination and build something fun! All ages, no registration is necessary, just drop in and start building.
All supplies will be provided, but donations of LEGOs™ are always appreciated.
DETAILS
MISC. EVENTS
8:00 am

Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn and Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

Some vendors at The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown believe they can tell when it’s high tide at the local beachesthe “old-timey” way:when the waves of visitors shopping at the fleamarket suddenly retreat. Those same vendors suggest that at high tide this weekend12:16 p.m. on Saturday,13th and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday,14th,it will be a good time to come to the Fleamarket and avoid the “sea of shoppers” that tend to flee the beaches and gather at the Fleamarket during the lower tide times and lower wave timesof day.The General Stanton Inn, one of the oldest,largest and most popular outdoor fleamarkets in the area,is open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Columbus Day. Hours:8a.m.-3p.m.,with early birds encouraged.Call 401-364-8888.FREE.$2.parking fee Sundays only.
DETAILS
9:30 am

East Lyme-Waterford Newcomers Club

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, Connecticut , 06357

Women welcome from East Lyme, Waterford and surrounding areas. Group meets first Thursday of every month Sept.through June at Niantic Community Church 170 Pennsylvania Ave. Niantic basement door from 9:30am to 11:00am. Monthly meetings are a time to socialize with other women and learn about our many monthly activities which include book group, ladies night out, morning and evening cards, and couples dinner group.
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MUSIC
8:00 pm

Mystic Contra Dance

Mystic Contra Dance; Frohsinn Hall, 39 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, Connecticut , 06355

Sat. May 25 and every 4th Saturday. Singles and Beginners welcome! The Mystic Contra Dance is informal and fun—live music, and the caller teaches every dance. You can learn the basic moves in fifteen minutes! Beginner lesson at 7:45. It’s quite aerobic, so wear cool clothing and comfortable soft-soled shoes. Every 4th Saturday in Mystic. Look for Mystic Contra Dance on Facebook.
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8:00 pm

Contra Dance in Mystic

Contra Dance in Mystic; Frohsinn Hall / the German Club, 58 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, Connecticut , 06355

Contra dancing is easy to learn. Allemande right your corner, balance and swing your partner! A live band for music, playing traditional Irish or French Canadian tunes. Dances are led by a caller, who teaches every dance. You can learn the basic moves in fifteen minutes! It’s a community event – dancers might be from 7-70 years old. Everyone is welcome: singles, couples, families and we are GLBT friendly. Wear cool, comfortable clothing and shoes. Contra dancing is informal!
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6:30 pm

Concerts in the Park with 9-Teen

Concerts in the Park with 9-Teen; Washington Park in the City of Groton, Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut , 06340

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NATURE/OUTDOORS
1:30 pm

Mary E Schooner Cruises

Mary E Schooner Cruises; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, Connecticut , 06426

Sail on the historic Mary E, a 1906 Schooner, in and around beautiful Essex and the lower Connecticut River! Departs every day of the week but Wednesdays, with 1.5 hr sails at 1:30 and 3:30 26$ per person, and a two hour sunset cruise at 6:00 30$ per person. Private charters also available. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and feel free to BYOB. Sails run through October. Museum admission included with cost of sail. Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum Docks.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended, 24 hour advance cancellation notice required. All cruises subject to weather.
Please visit http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/schooner-cruises/ for more information. Or call 860767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation.
DETAILS
12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

DENISON FARM MARKET; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, Connecticut , 06355

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.
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12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, Connecticut , 06355

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.
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STAGE/THEATER
2:00 pm

“Dreamgirls”

The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, Connecticut , 06442

2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and 2 p.m. Sun.; through Sept. 1; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students; $15 children
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8:00 pm

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!; The Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, Connecticut , 06423

Join us when one of the greatest musicals ever written lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. You’ll grin from ear to ear as Dolly Levi meddles in many a person’s affairs while at the same time seeking her own “half a millionaire.” Jerry Herman’s rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” Sparkling, dazzling, delightful—one musical that you cannot miss!
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Register now for the Wrightslaw Special Education Conference on 10/17/13!
Sep 1, 2013 – Oct 17, 2013
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by Advocate with Faith, LLC. A one-day special education law and advocacy program focusing on Special Education law, rights and responsibilities; Tests and measurements to measure progress and regression; SMART IEP’s; Introduction to tactics and.

 

Mark Twain Library Book Fair
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 2, 2013
The OLDEST – and one of the largest Book Fairs in New England; over 45,000 books – over 40 categories. Admission Free except $15 early butying fee from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Friday morning. HUGE selction of children’s books; huge se;ection of Art/Photography/coffee table books; many collectors’ treasures. Friday prices as marked; Saturday prices as marked; Sunday, 1/2 price as marked;.

 

Terra Coda
Sep 1, 2013
Terra Coda is a percussion ensemble led by John Marshall with professional percussionists Mark Ingram, Andrew Parker, Randy Steward, and Rick Quintanal performing original compositions and exploratory improvisational pieces. Members of the ensemble are best known for their individual interpretation and mastery of various global drumming traditions. Their well-respected careers in the world of.

 

Legends in Concert
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 1, 2013
Legends in Concert at Fox Theater on July 23 thru Sept. 1. Tickets are $30

 

“Nature Dreams in Color” at Watershed Gallery
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 10, 2013
Watershed Gallery “Nature Dreams in Color,” featuring painting and photography by Helene Carpenter, David Dunlop, Alison Shaw and Bang Si Truc. Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Through September 10. Watershed Gallery, 23 Governor Street 203 438-4387; www.watershedgallery.com. The show opens Friday June 14, 2013.

 

The Yale Center for British Art: St. Ives Abstraction Exhibit
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
The Yale Center for British Art is presenting Art in Focus: St. Ives Abstraction, a special exhibit this summer which will run through September 29. This exhibit focuses on paintings and sculptures by artists working in the Cornish town of St. Ives in the mid-twentieth century, and is curated by Yale undergraduates in the Student Guide Program. Notable artists featured include Ben Nicholson,.

 

Yoga
Sep 1, 2013 – Dec 22, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Barb has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years. Classes are taught in the tradition of BKS Iyengar, whose style focuses on alignment, core strengthening, breath and heart centering. All levels are welcomed as modifications are provided for all body types and level of experience. Barb is dedicated to helping students gain flexibility, strength and a healthy body.

 

Free UCONN Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 20, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Now Open Mon-Thurs, Through September 20, 9am – 3pm Our team of Certified UCONN Master Gardeners will answer your plant questions regarding Garden Plants and Problems, Trees and Shrubs, Deer Resistant Plants, Shade and Sun, Soil Analysis, Garden Pests and Disease, Container Plants and House Plants. Call the UCONN Master Gardeners at 203-322-6971 ex. 24 or stop by our New Silver.

 

Conservation Quest exhibit at Earthplace
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 23, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Earthplace will host the Conservation Quest, a hands-on, play-filled learning exhibit. The exhibit, on loan from the Stepping Stones Museum, will feature experiential activities that help children learn about energy conservation. For Addition Information: Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-227-7253

 

Village of Devon Farmer’s Market
Sep 1, 2013 – Oct 27, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Open Every Sunday July-October from 9-2. We offer plenty of on-street parking and parking in the municipal lot at Al Dente Restaurant. We bring farm fresh fruits, meats, chickens, duck eggs, veggies, eggs, freshly baked goods, live entertainment, icy cold clams caught right off of Walnut Beach, Connecticut Made soaps, candles, and lotions, Connecticut made Maple Syrup, freshly baked goods, world famous.

Meet the Artists and Artisans at Olde Mistick Village
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 2, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Artists and artisans display their work in the Olde Mistick Village Apple Orchard.

 

Illumination Art Exhibition
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 1, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light is an exhibition of original artwork that runs July 20–Sept. 1, with a Meet the Artists Opening Reception, Sat., July 20th, 5-8PM. Celebrations challenged artists to play with contrast: light vs. dark, brightness vs. shadows, radiance vs. dullness. 16 local and regional artists working in a variety of media offer a diverse spectrum of work including.

 

Dinosaur Revolution
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 8, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Uncover fossils and facts about dinosaurs as you navigate a giant maze. Live large in reptilian role-play activities; undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior. Become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in Earth’s history. Dinosaur.

 

Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition and The Sporting Life
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 21, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Juried exhibition of LAA member artists showing representational paintings, drawings or sculpture in any theme. Opening reception on August 9, 6-8 pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

 

Summer 2013 Fine Art Show
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art presents “Summer 2013 Art Show”. The exhibit features new works by 37 Connecticut artists including four sculptors working in granite, wood, bronze and mixed media. More than 200 original works in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, pencil and mixed media depicting summer scenes will be for sale.

 

Children’s Parties Now Offered at Karaoke Heroes!
Sep 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014
This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

“Stepping into Karaoke Hereos is like stepping into a comic book.” -CT Business News Journal link here http://ow.ly/fijyX Come Celebrate Your Child’s Next Birthday with Karaoke Heroes!-Perfect for children age 6 and up-Open “mocktail” bar-Colorful atmosphere with kid-friendly design-All the songs they love! Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and More!- A 2 hour party for up to.

 

U-Phoria
Sep 1, 2013 – Oct 31, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

“U-phoria” is an exhibition of artwork by the Visual Arts Advisory Group of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven. The curators, Elinor Slomba and Giada Crispiels, are interested in highlighting the passion and intensity that artists bring to their work. Artists Reception: Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm Exhibition on view through Oct 31, 2013 Gallery Hours: Tues and.

 

Blue Marlins Swim Teams Ages 5-18+
Sep 1, 2013
Learn to increase speed and efficiency in the water, developing strength and endurance for competition. Season runs September to mid-March. Five teams based on age and ability. Contact Head Coach, Mike Solati for placement and details: info@jccbluemarlins.com. http://jccnh.org/local_includes/downloads/64365.pdf

 

Greenwich: The Perspective of Time
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 1, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Greenwich: The Perspective of Time is a collaboration exhibition between the Greenwich Historical Society and The Stamford Photography Club originally the Stamford Camera Club, founded in 1945. The show, comprised of juried photographic images from 16 photographers, portrays aspects of Greenwich history through the eye of the lens. The varied and fascinating photographs represent a.

 

Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 2, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

June 22 – September 2, All Day Are vampire bats real? Are all bats black? Bring the whole family to learn the truth about the amazing masters of the night: BATS! A white bat, a long-tailed bat, and even the wrinkled-face bat are on display among the hands-on and interactive elements of this summer’s family-friendly exhibit. This interactive exhibition will dispel the myths.
Vivo Express-Let Us Do the Cooking
Sep 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For information, contact: Margery Reynolds, 860-760-2229. mreynolds@whghotels.com Vivo Express-Why Cook When You Can Just Pick up the Phone and Pick Up the Food the Day of Your Party? WHO: Vivo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. John Fraher, General Manager, Marriott Hartford Downtown; Marta Cieszynska, Director of Outlets, Marriott Hartford Downtown.

 

Guild Group Show: “Where are We going?
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 7, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

An exhibition of works by Silvermine Guild Artist members organized and curated by New York independent curator and artist, Emily Cheng. This exhibit marks a new direction for Guild group exhibitions. Unlike the traditional model of submitting work to a predetermined theme, this group show is selected from curatorial threads found in the paintings, prints, photographs and objects.

 

Exhibition of Works by Barbara Rothenberg
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

A beloved faculty member of the Silvermine School of Art for over 20 years, this exhibit honors the memory of Barbara Rothenberg, showcasing her accomplishments as a painter, collagist and printmaker. The public is invited to the open reception on Thursday, August 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The exhibition will be open August 22nd through September 15th.

 

Connecticut Humanities Awards a $20,000 Implementation Grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for its 2013 Opening Exhibit
Sep 1, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Norwalk, Conn., January 29, 2013 – The Connecticut Humanities has awarded a $20,000 implementation grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for a new exhibit that will open to the public on April 17, 2013 and serve as the central theme for the Museum’s upcoming season. The exhibit, What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era, will transport visitors back in time to the.

 

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit
Sep 1, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including.

 

Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 1, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

The 3rd Annual Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will showcase works created in around the Pleasant Valley Preserve, a large nature preserve in Lyme with frontage on the “Wild and Scenic” Eight Mile River. A special opening reception will be held at the Lyme Art Association on Friday,.

 

Woodstock Fair
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 2, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Featuring clean, safe amusement rides and attractions as well as a full line up of games, the midway has something to offer fairgoers of all ages. The Woodstock Fair brings in over 100 food vendors, shopping, entertainment and exhibits. There is something for every member of your family. Gates open at 9:00 am; Barns, Halls and Vendors close at 10:00 pm; Midway Rides and Carnival Games close.

 

Meet the Artists and Artisans at Olde Mistick Village
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 2, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Artists and artisans display their work in the Olde Mistick Village Apple Orchard.

 

Charles Hinman: “Kites”
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 7, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

An exciting collaboration of works by three dimensional painting pioneer Charles Hinman and Master Printer Gary Lichtenstein. A working relationship which began in 2011, this latest body of work continues their exploration into translating the visual vocabulary of Hinman’s signature hard-edged shaped canvas into the realm of prints. By combing a mutual understanding of color and use of.

 

Silvermine School of Art Faculty Exhibition
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Showcasing the current works of the distinguished artist/teachers of the Silvermine School of Art. The exhibition represents every style and medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. All art work in the exhibit is available for sale. The public is invited to the open reception on Thursday, August 22nd from.
S”Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition” – and “The Sporting Life”
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 21, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

The Sporting Life is an exciting new themed exhibition of works depicting activities such as fishing, hunting, sailing, skiing, field games, and equestrian sports. The annual Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition includes a wide variety of themes. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm.

 

Cooking with Tempeh
Sep 1, 2013 – Oct 1, 2013
Pump up the flavor and texture of nearly any dish with this mild, highly adaptable soy protein. Two hour class with professional chef/cooking instructor Bill Klar. $30.00 Register for this week’s class at shorelinec@snet.net of 203-453-5520. This class repeats every Tuesday.

 

“Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition” – and “The Sporting Life”
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 21, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

The Sporting Life is an exciting new themed exhibition of works depicting activities such as fishing, hunting, sailing, skiing, field games, and equestrian sports. The annual Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition includes a wide variety of themes. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm.

 

Lori Warner Studio/Gallery features Kate Cordsen, Ravine Series
Sep 1, 2013 – Sep 30, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Lori Warner Studio/Gallery is pleased to feature the otherworldly photography of Kate Cordsen with a solo exhibition of Cordsen’s landscapes entitled Ravine. This series of large, minimalist work will be on display from July 13 – September 30, 2013, featuring a gallery visit by Cordsen on Sunday, August 18. “I am very selective in offering solo exhibitions,” said.

 

Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting – Jack Montmeat
Sep 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build.

 

6th Annual Family Fun Run/Walk
Sep 2, 2013
Monday, September 2, 9 am check-in, 9:30 am start. It’s official: the JCC’s 5K Family Fun Run/Walk is a Labor Day tradition for Stamford families. The race is certified by USATF USA Track and Field, and the run portion of the race is professionally timed. Immediately following the run/walk everyone is invited to enjoy classic field races and fitness demonstrations back at the JCC.

 

Alan Jackson is coming to Foxwoods
Sep 2, 2013
Alan Jackson is perfoming at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Sept. 7.

 

Yoga for You
Sep 2, 2013 – Dec 18, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

with Terri Cain, Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am When you come to your next yoga class, celebrate the beauty of the yoga that is uniquely you: “bend” to benefit the uniqueness of the individual! 8wk/$84 goodternyoga@gmail.com or 203-314-8392

 

Nearly Forgotten: Photographs by Catherine Vanaria
Sep 2, 2013 – Sep 27, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

“Nearly Forgotten” is a solo exhibition of black and white photographs by Catherine Vanaria. Catherine Vanaria has been photographing hats in the collection of the Danbury Museum and Historical Society since 2011. Vanaria’s hat photographs are softly focused, and are carbon pigment printed on rice paper, making them look solid, but ethereal. The hats serve not just as artifacts, but as.

 

“industrial Evolution” Exhibit
Sep 2, 2013 – Sep 6, 2013
This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The Norwalk Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places presents “Industrial Evolution” at the Maritime Garage Gallery featuring selected artwork in all media that depict inspirational urban and technological elements of evolution over the past 150 years. The art weaves images from an age of emerging invention and development with the modern day. Among the exhibiting artists are.
The Figure in Light – Diane Aeschliman
Sep 2, 2013 – Dec 30, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

This is a monitored class with emphasis on placing the model in an environment. Models will be varied, clothed and nude. Poses will run for three to four weeks. All levels and mediums welcome. Dates: Mondays, 9am-4pm, January 7–December 31 Fees: To register for this class, please contact Diane directly at 860 663-2370 Instructor Bio: Diane Aeschliman studied drawing in Paris at the.

 

Roll Your Own Sushi
Sep 2, 2013 – Oct 7, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

You can prepare this delicious Far Eastern delicacy at home. Get the basics in a two hour class with professional chef/cooking instructor Bill Klar. Register for this week’s class at shorelinec@snet.net or 203-453-5520.Class is repeated every Monday.

 

Meditation at the Waterfall
Sep 2, 2013 – Oct 31, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday and Thursday.

Group Meditation led by Bob Vinci in a relaxed, comfortable, open and friendly setting. First-time meditators are welcome, as are those who are experienced. The simple technique we use is always happily explained. Each session lasts an hour, but newer meditators may practice at whatever duration is comfortable. People have joined us for stress reduction, self-healing, mind-sharpening,.

 

Qi Gong
Sep 2, 2013 – Dec 23, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

A practice that invigorates the internal energy, relieves stress, tones and stretches the muscles, and connects the mind and body. Robert Michael of Tranquil Mountain Internal Arts $15.00/class or $55.00 for a 4 week series

 

Pelham Art Center Presents HABITAT FOR ARTISTS
Sep 3, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the continuation of our Public Art in the Courtyard program with HABITAT for ARTISTS, an artist-run group that explores the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in our communities and how to create dialog with a new audience. What sparks these explorations is a small 6 x 6’, temporary, recycled and reusable studio that HFA installs in.

 

Book Talk: Robert Steele, The Curse
Sep 3, 2013
Former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will discuss his newly-published book The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town. The story is set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state. The story begins with the Pequot War in.

 

Graduate Liberal Studies Information Session
Sep 3, 2013
Current and prospective students are invited to learn more about degree applications and financial aid; the deadline for submitting degree applications and financial aid applications is July 1. Meet with Admissions staff, hear more about the program’s curriculum and requirements, and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a GLS student. Students are invited to pursue a Master of Arts in.

 

Out of Africa
Sep 3, 2013 – Sep 6, 2013
This event occurs every 8 weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

D, Connecticut –Rockwell Art Galleries in Ridgefield goes on Safari to Africa with painter Gayle Gleckler and Monoprint artist Tony Woolner of North Salem, NY July 12th- September 6th. The public is invited to a reception Friday July 12th 5:00-7:00. Rockwell Art and Framing of Ridgefield is located at 470 Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877. Phone 203-894-8000. Out of Africa –Rockwell Art Galleries.

 

Law of Attraction in Action Group
Sep 3, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Learn to create your heart’s desire in a supportive, fun environment through meditation, guided imagery, and laughter. Please bring a journal. $20.00/ session or $60.00/any 4 sessions. with Linda Busk, LCSW

 

Adult “Aqua Care” Class AQ1350
Sep 3, 2013 – Nov 21, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Tuesday and Thursday.

Small group setting. Utilizing resistance movements, balance, strength, and conditioning. Class will be modified based on ability and needs. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 weeks, 9/3-11/21, 10-10:45 am. No class 9/5, 9/19, 9/26, and 11/21. Registration:.
Gentle Yoga Class in Trumbull
Sep 3, 2013 – Feb 25, 2014
This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Gentle Yoga Class with certified instructor Jessica DeFeo. Gentle yoga is perfect for beginners and people with physical difficulties such as back pain and knee pain. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull Connecticut. For more information call 203 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com Tuesdays from 6pm – 7pm. $10 per class.

 

Family Friendly Music Festival
Sep 3, 2013 – Sep 3, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

The Madison Beach Hotel is hosting a complimentary summer-long weekly film festival for the whole family to enjoy! Each Tuesday, Madison Beach Hotel welcomes you and your family to come by and enjoy a featured film while underneath the starlit sky on Madison Beach’s lawn. Here’s the lineup: July 9th – Wreck It Ralph 2012 July 16th – Oz the Great and Powerful 2013 July 23th – Hotel.

 

“Tea Time” at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop
Sep 4, 2013 – Oct 13, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

It’s “Tea Time” at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop: September 4th – October 13th. Opening Reception September 6th 5 pm to 7 pm. A special show of tea party themed work in clay, fiber and jewelry crafted by our members will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, 350 South Main St, Route 17, Middletown, Connecticut, Gallery Hours: Wed.

 

Care and Feeding of Your Kitchen Knives/Stir Fry
Sep 4, 2013 – Oct 2, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Get answers to your basic questions about the proper use of kitchen knives. Apply your new skills immediately to prepare a delicious vegan stir fry in this excellent “two-fer” with professional chef/cooking instructor Bill Klar. $30.00 Register for this week’s class at shorelinec@snet.net or 203-453-5520. This class repeats again each Wedesday.

 

Hello, Dolly!
Sep 4, 2013 – Sep 12, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Join us when one of the greatest musicals ever written lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. You’ll grin from ear to ear as Dolly Levi meddles in many a person’s affairs while at the same time seeking her own “half a millionaire.” Jerry Herman’s rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and.

 

COTTON CLUB GREENWICH Wednesday Meet Up
Sep 4, 2013 – Dec 18, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Join our lively Wednesday night casual Singles Meet Up at 7:30PM at the Tomes-Higgins House. If you want something to do once or twice a week, or only once a month, you can find what you are looking for at Cotton Club Greenwich Singles. We offer cultural events, a book group, gourmet dining, theater, wine tastings, hiking and more. CCG also offers niche activities that appeal to small.

 

Ananda Yoga and Meditation
Sep 4, 2013 – Dec 18, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Anjali DiPaola teaches the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the eight limbs or branches of yogic study. She was trained in India by her spiritual master, AnandaMurti, and holds certification to instruct. Ashtanga Yoga encompasses the complete system of the ancient discipline. Anjali trains her students in all of its components. “Only by practicing all eight limbs of yoga can one reach.

 

Get Into It! FREE
Sep 5, 2013
Celebrate Back to School with Norwalk ACTS The museum stays open late with free admission. Join us for a fun, one-of-a-kind, back-to-school celebration at Stepping Stones. Learn more about local organizations and enjoy storytimes, activities and free giveaways. An Open Arms program.

 

The Delta Saints
Sep 5, 2013
Terra Coda is a percussion ensemble led by John Marshall with professional percussionists Mark Ingram, Andrew Parker, Randy Steward, and Rick Quintanal performing original compositions and exploratory improvisational pieces. Members of the ensemble are best known for their individual interpretation and mastery of various global drumming traditions. Their well-respected careers in the world of.

 

Sculpture inSITE with Melanie Carr
Sep 5, 2013 – Sep 5, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

This summer, join artist and staff member Melanie Carr on a tour of the grounds as we look at outdoor sculptures in relationship to site. The New Britain Museum of American Art sits on 3 acres of land adjacent to the 100 acre Frederick Law Olmsted park, Walnut Hill, making the outdoor sculpture garden a must see. Enjoy walking the grounds with a complimentary coffee on the rocks as we.
Farmers Market at Billings Forge
Sep 5, 2013 – Dec 26, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

The indoor Winter Market November to April is open Thursdays from 11am–2pm in The Studio at Billings Forge. Farmers bring fresh meat, cheese, coffee, bread, preserves, root and winter crop vegetables, and greenhouse-grouwn greens. Weekly speciality vendors bring everything from granola to truffles. Featuring handmade goods from the Quilting Amigas Sewing Group, a Billings Forge.

 

Hello, Dolly!
Sep 5, 2013 – Sep 12, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Join us when one of the greatest musicals ever written lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. You’ll grin from ear to ear as Dolly Levi meddles in many a person’s affairs while at the same time seeking her own “half a millionaire.” Jerry Herman’s rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and.

 

Yoga
Sep 5, 2013 – Dec 19, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

www.bksyoga.com Modifications for all levels. Gain flexibility and core strength. Practice relaxation techniques in a safe friendly environment. 16.00/class – series discounts available.

 

Make Your Own Stock and Soup
Sep 5, 2013 – Oct 3, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Replace commercial stock with your own home cooked variety rich in wholesome vegetables and natural nutrients. Two hour class with professional chef/ cooking instructor Bill Klar. $30.00 Register for this week’s class at shorelinec@snet.net or 203-453-5520. This class is repeated on Thursdays.

 

Kirtan with Andrew and Jamie
Sep 5, 2013 – Dec 5, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Thursday of July, August, September, October, November and December.

1st Thursday of each month 7:15-8:30 Join Andrew and Jamie in celebrating the divine within. Kirtan is an ancient tradition of call-and-response chanting, which uses the musical repetition of sacred sounds, known as mantras, to still the mind and awaken the spirit. Together we will explore the beauty of devotion — to ourselves, to each other, to the divine. If you’ve tried quiet sitting.

 

Tea Time Opening Reception at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop
Sep 6, 2013
It’s “Tea Time” at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop: September 4th – October 13th. Opening Reception September 6th 5 pm to 7 pm. A special show of tea party themed work in clay, fiber and jewelry crafted by our members will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, 350 South Main St, Route 17, Middletown, Connecticut, Gallery Hours: Wed.

 

Tea Time Opening Reception at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop
Sep 6, 2013
It’s “Tea Time” at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop: September 4th – October 13th. Opening Reception September 6th 5 pm to 7 pm. A special show of tea party themed work in clay, fiber and jewelry crafted by our members will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop, 350 South Main St, Route 17, Middletown, Connecticut, Gallery Hours: Wed.

 

Karen Frisk Jazz Quartet
Sep 6, 2013
Welcome back Connecticut favorite, vocalist Karen Frisk! She will be performing with Kent Hewitt on Piano, Dave Daddario on bass, and Tom Devino on drums. Activities for the night start at 6 p.m. with poetry readings, an exhibit on the web and digital tools, and a trunk show by Sue Gallagher of La de Dah Jewelry. $3 for beer and wine, soda is free

 

Beau Bolero
Sep 6, 2013
“Close your eyes and you’ll be there, it’s everything they say.” This statement is more than a line from a Steely Dan tune; it’s a repeated critique from thousands of people who’ve seen/heard Beau Bolero live in concert. They play all the hits and more, note for note renditions that will leave you realin’in the years and realizing.

 

Bach to School
Sep 6, 2013
Hear major works composed for the organ in various styles during the 19th century by Johannes Brahms, Cesar Franck, Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Wesleyan students and Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht.
Taste of Mystic
Sep 6, 2013 – Sep 8, 2013
Live music, great food, and fun! From quesadillas to fried rice; bouillabaisse to chowder to cheesecake, there is something for everyone, including triple chocolate oblivion. Local restaurants participate to promote sampling of Mystic’s great culinary offerings.

 

Ledyard Fair
Sep 6, 2013 – Sep 8, 2013
Description: Come and peruse the exhibits and historical displays. Enjoy the entertainment, animals and mechanical bulls. Don’t forget the agricultural displays. See the livestock and small animals. As always, enter and enjoy the many programs and events geared for our children. Free parking.

 

Shabbat Friends: Stories and Crafts
Sep 6, 2013 – Dec 13, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Every Friday, new and old friends get together for a small snack and drink in the JCC of Greater New Haven Family Center. We sing songs, read stories, make a craft, and sometimes have special guests. Open to all ages under 6 with a parent or caregiver. Free and open to the public. Every Friday except: 9/6, 9/13, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/20, and 12/27. “Shabbat Friends” is.

 

First Friday, Downtown Putnam
Sep 6, 2013 – Dec 6, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Friday of May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Outdoor festival with music, activities and random art large scale attack

 

First Friday, Downtown Putnam
Sep 6, 2013 – Dec 6, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Friday of May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Outdoor festival with music, activities and random art large scale attack

 

First Fridays, Downtown Putnam
Sep 6, 2013 – Dec 6, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Friday of July, August, September, October, November and December.

Outdoor festival with music, activities and random art large scale attack.

 

The Gin Game
Sep 6, 2013 – Sep 14, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin Tom Roohr is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey,Joanne Callahan-Roohr a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time.

 

Holographic Sound Healing Concert
Sep 6, 2013 – Dec 6, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Friday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Randeane Tetu. Call 860.345-4226 for more information. $10.00 donation at the door please. Sound used with intention can shift the energy in and around your body to help reestablish physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and well being. In a holographic sound healing concert, vibrational sound assists your body’s natural healing ability, nourishes the.

 

The Gin Game
Sep 6, 2013 – Sep 14, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin Tom Roohr is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey,Joanne Callahan-Roohr a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time.

 

“The Alumni Show II”
Sep 6, 2013 – Dec 8, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 6 days.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media,.

 

Cedar Hill’s 6th Annual Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Sep 7, 2013
Help us solve the latest Cedar Hill mystery! Teams of up to four people each compete to find and follow clues throughout the memorial grounds. Once teams have collected all their clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. It’s a race to the finish, as prizes will be awarded to teams who solve the mystery the fastest. Reservations are required. Please call 860-956-3311 to reserve a spot.

 

Around the World Creative Kids
Sep 7, 2013
Around the World Destination: France Visit France with us! Become an architect by designing an Eiffel Tower, the icon of Paris, then build it with wooden blocks. Free with museum admission, but tickets required. Limited space. For children ages 2 and older. Around the World programming sponsored in part by Gen Re.

 

Save the Train Station Vendor Fair
Sep 7, 2013
Handmade Arts and Craft Items, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Needle Work and Art Work, The Traveling Vineyard, PartyLite, Lia Sophia, Avon, Park Lane Jewelry, Photographers, Scentsy, Thirty-One, The Magic Guy, Tupperware, Jafra and SO MUCH MORE! Start your Holiday Shopping! Support Small Local Businesses! SAVE THE STATION!

 

Apple Festival
Sep 7, 2013 – Sep 8, 2013
Apple Festival – Monroe Connecticut Sept 7 from 10-5:00 and Sept 8 from 10-4:00 Apple Festival featuring more than 60 Crafters and Vendors; Country Kitchen with apple pies, tarts, caramel apples and more; Mums and Aster plants; extensive menu at the Food Tent including fried oreos, snickers bars, apple friets, apple crisp a la mode and much more; Fresh apples and cider from a local farm and.

 

Grandparents’ Day
Sep 7, 2013
Children and grandparents make everlasting memories at the Museum. Kids can decorate a picture frame $5, capture a memory next to the dugout canoes, then put into their newly decorated frame to give grandparents something they will cherish for years to come. In the Gathering Space. Free with Museum admissions, free to Museum members.

 

RIVERFRONT LATIN WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL
Sep 7, 2013
Celebrate Metro Hartford’s Latin culture with a variety of performances, art, food, and beverage at this day-long festival headlined by Daniel Salazar’s 20th Anniversary performance of Guitar Under the Stars. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford. 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rain Date 9/8; FREE

 

Beading Circle
Sep 7, 2013
Some people bead as a creative outlet, while others bead to connect to their ancestral past, and some find beading meditative. Regardless of the reason, craft creators join Jeremy Sebastian Mashantucket Pequot on Sept. 7 to learn how to make a beaded dream catcher. Candyce Testa Pequot teaches Comanche Weave earrings on Oct. 5 and on Nov.16 she demonstrates how to bead a needle case.

 

Celebrate the Harvest Festival at The Farmer’s Cow Corn Maze Adventure
Sep 7, 2013
Join the fun at Fort Hill Farms for our Celebrate the Harvest Festival. Free admission to the Mini Moo Maze, farm and garden activities, and sample The Farmer’s Cow Farmland Crunch Ice Cream. Our corn maze is unlike any other! Receive a game sheet as you enter the 6+ acre maze and search for clues among the corn stalks. Meet the Maize Quest Challenge while you learn about the “farmland.

 

Free Jazz Festival – The Many Colors of a W*O*M*A*N
Sep 7, 2013
On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm, the public is invited to spend a priceless and unforgettable evening listening to the passionate, melodious sounds of jazz with a feminine flair, at the 33rd free Many Colors of a W*O*M*A*N Jazz Festival Concert, at The Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Avenue corner of Woodland St/Jackie McLean Way, Hartford, Connecticut, 06112. 860.527.3205 – Wheelchair.

 

Riverfire
Sep 7, 2013
At Sunset, get ready to enjoy river ambiance with a stroll along the Putnam River Trail to the concert sounds of WINY. Get in the Riverfire mood – it’s a special time here in Putnam, Connecticut. Make it a night – Dine in our downtown or picnic in the park.
First Saturdays – Free Admission for Kids
Sep 7, 2013 – Sep 7, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of September, October and November.

Visitors experience hands-on history every first Saturday of the month at the Pequot Museum! Guests stop by the Gathering Space to make a craft $5 and then explore the discovery carts throughout the exhibits. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free on first Saturdays of the month. Two children per adult; this offer cannot be combined with any other offers for discounted adult.

 

Goshen Summer Market
Sep 7, 2013 – Oct 12, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Local farmer’s market. Fresh fruits, veggies, honey, maple syrup, baked goods and crafts. Featuring new this season: demos, contests, samples, activities. 9:30-12:30

 

New Canaan Farmers Market
Sep 7, 2013 – Nov 23, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Locavores rejoice! Bring your reusable tote bags and join local farms and food producers when the New Canaan Farmers Market returns on Saturday, May 11 from 10AM to 2PM at the Old Center School Parking Lot in New Canaan! Expect to see your favorite farmers and some new faces as well. The farmers market has become a weekly social gathering for friends and families in New Canaan and surrounding.

 

Nature-Based Birthday Parties Saturday
Sep 7, 2013 – Dec 28, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Nature-Based Birthday Parties Saturday Saturdays at either 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Our New, Fun, Nature-based Birthday Parties for children aged 3-12 are sure to be a Kids’ Favorite. Join us on Saturdays at either 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. for your child’s party! Select from four naturally inspired themes:Green Gardener, Underground Investigation,Reptiles and Amphibians, and.

 

Meet-a-Mutt – Mutt-i-grees®
Sep 7, 2013 – Dec 7, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of September, October, November and December.

Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion followed by a visit from a shelter dog. Pick up your “Mutt Hutt” keepsake and fill it up with a collectable photo of this month’s featured dog. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. Free with museum admission, but tickets required. Limited space. For children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 may come to meet the visiting dog at 11:40 am.

 

2013 Bead Bazaar
Sep 7, 2013 – Sep 8, 2013
2013 BEAD BAZAAR Sponsored by the Connecticut Bead Society NORTH HAVEN Holiday Inn Saturday, Sept. 7 – 10am – 5pm and Sunday, Sept. 8 – 10am – 4pm

 

Meditation at the Waterfall
Sep 7, 2013 – Oct 31, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Group Meditation led by Bob Vinci in a relaxed, comfortable, open and friendly setting. First-time meditators are welcome, as are those who are experienced. The simple technique we use is always happily explained. Each session lasts an hour, but newer meditators may practice at whatever duration is comfortable. People have joined us for stress reduction, self-healing, mind-sharpening,.

 

Grandparents Day
Sep 8, 2013
Happy Grandparent’s Day! Stepping Stones is offering free admission to all grandparents in celebration of this special day. Bring your grandchildren to Stepping Stones for a fun day of kid-powered play.

 

Swearingen and Beedle performing the music of Simon and Garfunkel
Sep 8, 2013
AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle have been performing this remarkable tribute to the music of “Simon and Garfunkel” for more than a decade and their sold out shows prove the effect on their audiences is undeniable. A chance meeting in 1991, in a local club in Bethlehem, PA, brought these two talented artists together. A brief introduction and moments later they were blending their voices.

 

QiGong
Sep 9, 2013 – Sep 30, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

Qigong Learn a simple and easy method to connect the mind and body, invigorate the internal energy and fortify the organs 4-week session starting Monday, September 9 7:00 pm $55 session $15 drop-in
Opening Reception: “The Alumni Show II”
Sep 10, 2013
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and.

 

Book Talk: Robert Steele, The Curse
Sep 10, 2013
Former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will discuss his newly-published book The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town. The story is set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state. The story begins with the Pequot War in.

 

Perspectives: Michael Bolton
Sep 10, 2013
Perpsectives Speaker Series: That’s Entertainment! This year’s series continues with the fascinating story behind the work of performing artist, singer, and song writer, Michael Bolton. He will discuss his life, music, and his new book: The Soul of It All. All participants receive an autographed copy of his book.

 

“Centrifugal March”: Performance/Installation by Aki Sasamoto ‘04
Sep 10, 2013

“Kleptocracy -The International Security Implications of Acute Corruption”
Sep 11, 2013
The public is invited to attend an Ambassadors’ Roundtable Series breakfast presentation by Sarah Chayes on “Kleptocracy-The International Security Implications of Acute Corruption”. This event will take place at the Stamford Yacht Club on September 11, 2013. Sarah Chayes is a Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and.

 

Jack McConnell’s “Stone Walls and Farming Legacy”
Sep 11, 2013 – Oct 24, 2013
“Stone Walls and Farming Legacy,” will be on display at Hartford Fine Art and Framing, 80 Pitkin St., East Hartford, from Sept. 11 to Oct. 24. Jim Gooch, executive director of Connecticut Farmland Trust, speaks 7 p.m., Sept. 26. The artist’s reception, open to the public, is Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to.

 

Gallery Talk with artist Graydon Parrish on his work The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001
Sep 11, 2013
Join artist Graydon Parrish as he visits the NBMAA and leads a discussion in front of one of his greatest works The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001. It was soon after the event in 2001, the Museum’s director, Douglas Hyland, visited Parrish and asked him to submit a proposal to commemorate the tragedy. From 2002 through 2006 the artist worked and reworked the canvas.

 

Book Talk: Robert Steele, The Curse
Sep 11, 2013
Former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will discuss his newly-published book The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town. The story is set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state. The story begins with the Pequot War in.

 

Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins son of Phil Collins
Sep 11, 2013
With 3 of his own albums under his belt Simon Collins, son of legendary musician Phil Collins, decided to try something he had always wanted to do. Having grown up on tour with Genesis, Simon had a rare and unique perspective that inspired him to eventually pursue his own music career. After a decade of writing, producing and promoting his solo material, Simon kept in touch with a handful of.

 

Opening Reception: Faces of China, 1981: Photographs by Tom Zetterstrom
Sep 11, 2013
Tom Zetterstrom’s photographs offer a glimpse of China’s people in only the third year of Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening Up.” They were taken before globalization or discos, before cell phones, during Mr. Zetterstrom’s 1981 trip hosted by the Yale-China Association. The photographs were exhibited at the Asia Society and toured nationally in the 1980s, but have not been displayed for 30.
Connecticut Schooner Festival
Sep 11, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013
The Connecticut Schooner Festival, a production of OpSail Connecticut, will feature a schooner race in waters off Ocean Beach Park and a series of land-based events in New London and at Mystic Seaport.

 

“Faces of China, 1981: Photographs by Tom Zetterstrom”
Sep 11, 2013 – Dec 6, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 6 days.

Tom Zetterstrom’s photographs offer a glimpse of China’s people in only the third year of Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening Up.” They were taken before globalization or discos, before cell phones, during Mr. Zetterstrom’s 1981 trip hosted by the Yale-China Association. The photographs were exhibited at the Asia Society and toured nationally in the 1980s, but have not been displayed for 30.

 

Business Management
Sep 12, 2013
September 12 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm Community Farm of Simsbury, 73 Wolcott Road, Simsbury, Connecticut Business Management Presenter: Erin Pirro a Farm Credit East Business Consultant will instruct on business planning. A more thorough workshop description will be available at www.ctnofa.org leading up to the event. Stick around for a CSA Roundtable / Light Potluck: If you have a CSA, or.

 

Bjarke Ingels Hosts Conversations in Context at the Glass House
Sep 12, 2013
Bjarke Ingels Hosts Conversations in Context at the Glass House September 12, 2013 5:30 to 8:00 pm tickets $150 The Glass House 199 Elm Street New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 203.594.9884 http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org Hosts of this season’s Conversations in Context series include: Peter Brant, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman + Cynthia Davidson, Murray Moss +.

 

Bjarke Ingels Hosts Conversations in Context at the Glass House
Sep 12, 2013
Bjarke Ingels Hosts Conversations in Context at the Glass House September 12, 2013 5:30 to 8:00 pm tickets $150 The Glass House 199 Elm Street New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 203.594.9884 http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org Hosts of this season’s Conversations in Context series include: Peter Brant, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman + Cynthia Davidson, Murray Moss +.

 

Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s 20th Anniversary Woman of Merit
Sep 12, 2013
Celebrating partnerships that make the world a better place, Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be hosting its 20th Anniversary Woman of Merit, honoring Jeanette Horan, Chief Information Officer for IBM, on Thursday, September 12, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Stamford Hilton. Net proceeds from the dinner will support educational and fun development programs that help girls in grades K -.

 

Book Discussion: Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener
Sep 12, 2013
Rosemary Verey was the last of the great English garden legends. Although she embraced gardening late in life, she quickly achieved international renown. She was the acknowledged apostle of the “English style,” on display at her home at Barnsley House, the “must have” adviser to the rich and famous, including Prince Charles and Elton John, and a beloved and wildly popular lecturer in.

 

Convergency: Free opening reception and all-age art workshop
Sep 12, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013
Pelham Art Center presents Convergency September 13 – October 26, 2013 Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00pm The Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of sculpture and installation by contemporary mid-career artists addressing narratives related to science and technology. Curator Jeffrey Mongrain is an.

 

Cub Scout Joining Night
Sep 12, 2013
Join the Fun! Join Cub Scouting! Statewide Membership Event September 12. Cub Scouting wants you! Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of America’s foremost youth program for boys—Cub Scouting. Sign-up nights will be held on September 12 at elementary schools and other locations in every town throughout the area. Designed for boys ages 7 to 10, Cub Scouting combines outdoor.

 

Tom Rush an evening with
Sep 12, 2013
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson.

 

Doug Varone and Dancers: “Stripped/Dressed” featuring “Rise” and “Carrugi”
Sep 12, 2013 – Sep 13, 2013
The return of Doug Varone and Dancers to Wesleyan is designed to give the audience an intimate look at Doug Varone’s work. The first half of the program, Stripped, opens with his masterpiece Rise 1993, with music by John Adams, and the dancers in rehearsal clothes under minimal lighting. Mr. Varone then comes onstage to walk through the creative process that gave birth to his most.

 

Night Fall Lantern Making Workshop
Sep 13, 2013
We are delighted to work with Anne Cubberly on this year’s Night Fall festival. Join Charter Oak for this workshop with Anne and create illuminating lanterns which will be part of this year’s Night Fall performance which will take place on October 12th at Pope Park.

 

Pelham Art Center Presents a New Exhibition: Convergency
Sep 13, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013
Pelham Art Center presents Convergency September 13 – October 26, 2013   Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00pm   The Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of sculpture and installation by contemporary mid-career artists addressing narratives related to science and technology.

 

“Dine/Dance/Discover”
Sep 13, 2013
Designed to bring audiences closer to the work on stage, Dine/Dance/Discover is a new event taking place before and after all three 2013-2014 Breaking Ground Dance Series performances. The Dine/Dance/Discover package is only a $15 add-on to the regular ticket price for each performance, and it includes all of the following: *    A 45-minute movement workshop optional starting at.

 

Read It and Sleep
Sep 13, 2013
Featuring: Sarah Miller reading The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. It is a family pajama party! Come in your PJs and enjoy a snack and a children’s book read by the guest reader. Families will take homea FREE copy of the book!

 

John Scofield
Sep 13, 2013
ohn Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R and B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock.

 

The John Scofield Uber Jam band
Sep 13, 2013
ohn Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R and B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock.

 

Bow Making Workshops
Sep 14, 2013
Native people were experts at hunting for food by using traditional methods – such as a bow and arrow. Visitors create hunting or target bows with Manuel Lizarralde, associate professor of Ethnobotany and Anthropology at Connecticut College. Manuel has made more than 400 bows over the last 25 years and is a skilled teacher of fledging bowyers. Guests can practice target.

 

Simsbury Woman’s Club’s 44th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
Sep 14, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013
The Simsbury Woman’s Club’s 44th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival will be held September 14 and 15, 2013, on Iron Horse Boulevard in downtown Simsbury.  Over 100 juried artists and crafts persons will be participating in the event making this one of the largest and best attended arts and crafts shows in Northwestern Connecticut. Participants in the event include.

 

Wesleyan Youth Gamelan
Sep 14, 2013 – Dec 5, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

No prior experience necessary. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan–if they like it, sign them up! The Youth Gamelan Ensemble was founded as a Center for the Arts program in 2002 by Wesleyan Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, who guides the group along with University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Director Joseph Getter. The ensemble is open to all children ages 7 to 14.
CancerCare Walk/Run for Hope
Sep 15, 2013
Walk/Run for Hope Sunday, September 15 Jennings Beach, Fairfield, Connecticut 880 South Benson Road 5k Walk or race Register at www.cancercare.org/walkct Join CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope! Celebrate survivors, honor loved ones and support people with cancer on Sunday, September 15. Support CancerCare’s free professional services to anyone affected with a cancer diagnosis by.

 

Norwich Auto Show
Sep 15, 2013
Classics, modified, race, new, trucks at Dodd Stadium. Best viewing after 10:00 am. Live music, LEGO building contests, arts and crafts and more.

 

Pawz in the Park
Sep 15, 2013
Mark your calendars for Pawz in the Park! September 15, 2013 10am to 4pm Admission: Free Benefiting: Local animal shelters and Police Puppy funds An AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event! FREE for you and your leashed dog. It’s all about creating a great relationship and bond with your dog. Tons of activities, obedience and rally matches; agility, obedience and carting demos;.

 

Bargains, Treasures and Lots of family fun when the Old Fashioned Flea Market Returns to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Sep 15, 2013
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold its sixth annual Old Fashioned Flea Market on Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. The market will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys and of course, plenty of bargains. A collection of classic and antique cars will also be on display 11 a.m. to.

 

7th Annual Tavern Trot to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Sep 15, 2013
The 7th Annual Tavern Trot will be taking place on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at The Union Street Tavern in Windsor, with the race kicking off at 12:30 PM. The Union Street Tavern Trot is a 3.5 mile road and trail race through the historic Windsor Centre, certified #CT0917JHP and Manchester Road Race qualifier. Proceeds for the event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

 

Norwalk’s Trolley Tour
Sep 15, 2013
Lost Tracks: Norwalk’s Trolley Tour Join the Norwalk Preservation Trust in 2013 for the Third Annual Norwalk’s Living History Tour. Sunday, September 15, 1pm. This year, we’ll follow the Norwalk Trolley to travel back in time along some of Norwalk’s trolley routes in existence from the 1860s to the 1930s. The trolley-bus tour will stop and explore various historic sites.

 

Music at The Russell House: Chai-lun Yueh
Sep 15, 2013
A native of China, Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Chai-lun Yueh has a dramatic, dark, and powerful baritone voice. He has been heard with The National Opera of China, Beijing; Connecticut Opera; Opera Theater of Connecticut; Austin Lyric Opera; Baltimore Opera; and Hawaii Opera. He is also Music Director for the Connecticut Women’s Chorale. At the Russell House, he will sing 17th and 18th.

 

Canned Heat
Sep 15, 2013
Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. They gained international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who and the headlining slot at the original.

 

Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”
Sep 15, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time. Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.

 

Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”
Sep 15, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving. The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.
Guild Group Show: “Beyond the Book”
Sep 15, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

An exhibit of works from seven artists: Kerry Brock, Shiela Hale, Barbara Harder, Stephanie Joyce, Elisa Khachian, Claudia Mengel and Susan Newbold who questions the assumptions of what a book can be with diverse works that include paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and furniture. September 15th through October 26th, 2013

 

Sukkah Decorating Party
Sep 16, 2013
We open our annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture with a Sukkah decorating party to celebrate the Jewish fall harvest of Sukkot. Join us for music, games and food as we celebrate the abundance of the beautiful organic garden

 

Film for Thought: Art 21 Film Screening and Lunch
Sep 16, 2013
Presenting William Kentridge’s film “Anything is Possible.” View this one hour PBS special devoted entirely to the work of the incomparable William Kentridge. Then join us for a catered luncheon and moderated discussion.

 

Intermediate Ballroom Dancing Ages 15+ AD1250
Sep 16, 2013 – Nov 4, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

Improve your skills in Fox Trot and more. Not for beginners. 8 weeks, Mondays 9/16-11/4, 7:30-9 pm. Registration: https://www.spectrumonline.net/LinkIn.aspx?LinkTo=ProgramCourseandClub=JCC%20New%20HavenandSiteID=1andSemesterID=C3B25E5C-CF8B-43AC-B823-E893B98E7ADBandCatID=9800DF3F-C2F9-4AF7-965F-D07D51272C9AandServiceID=3265B319-11BF-4545-9635-6A2DA98D756D Contact: , 203-387-2522.

 

Radical Reels 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 7:30 PM Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium Brought to you by Trailblazer and Merrell There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing the 2013 edition of the Radical Reels Tour! We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops, and mind-blowing powder. The Radical Reels.

 

Business B.A.S.I.C.S.
Sep 17, 2013 – Sep 17, 2013
This event occurs every 4 weeks on Tuesday.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you a current business owner considering an expansion? These workshops are designed to assist you in assessing your business concept and your personal readiness for business ownership or expansion. • Consider important questions about business ownership and your readiness to start or expand a business including your experience, financial.

 

Miss Saigon
Sep 17, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In Miss Saigon, the creators of Les Misérables bring Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit. In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon.

 

Early Childhood Series Classes
Sep 18, 2013
Learn about our play-filled classes that encourage exploration and discovery with an array of hands-on activities. Children will also develop valuable motor, cognitive, language and social skills. Free with museum admission.

 

“Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures”
Sep 18, 2013
In Priceless, Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career for the first time by offering a real-life international thriller to rival The Thomas Crown Affair. Rising from humble roots as the son of an antique dealer, Wittman built a twenty-year career that was nothing short of extraordinary. He went undercover, usually.

 

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Sep 18, 2013
As a proud Smithsonian affiliate museum, the Pequot Museum participates in Museum Day. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday for information and to print a ticket good for 2 admissions to the Museum on Sept. 28.
Gallery Conversations
Sep 18, 2013
Pelham Art Center announces Gallery Conversations September 18, 2013, 6-7pm- Note New Time and Date Free and Open to the Public Ever wish you could learn more about art or share what you do know with others? The Pelham Art Center announces Gallery Conversations, an open forum that meets tri-annually to discuss our current exhibitions. Join us on September 18, 2013 from 6-7pm and satisfy.

 

Conversations: A Community Forum
Sep 18, 2013
Eric Deggans, author of Race-baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation will kick off “Conversations: A Community Forum” with a discussion of the book. The floor will then open up to local media professionals Susan Campbell, Frank Harris III, and Colin McEnroe. Reservations are highly recommended due to limited space and can be made at www.NoahWebsterHouse.org.

 

Business B.A.S.I.C.S.
Sep 18, 2013 – Sep 18, 2013
This event occurs every 4 weeks on Wednesday.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you a current business owner considering an expansion? These workshops are designed to assist you in assessing your business concept and your personal readiness for business ownership or expansion. • Consider important questions about business ownership and your readiness to start or expand a business.

 

“National Security Update”
Sep 18, 2013
Dr. Lani Kass, Senior Vice President, CACI International, Inc., will speak at the World Affairs Forum on September 18th at UCONN/Stamford. The program will begin at 5:45 P.M. with networking and refreshments, followed by the presentation at 6:15. The program will conclude at 7:30 P.M. Dr. Kass leads corporate efforts to advance CACI’s presence in the U.S. national.

 

Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show
Sep 19, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show cruises into Norwalk Cove Marina September 19-22, 2013, offering visitors and local residents an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat. Boating novices and lifelong enthusiasts can see and shop some of the best deals of the season with exclusive show specials and competitive bargains on hundreds of.

 

Opening Reception: “Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980”
Sep 19, 2013
Making sets and series is inherently part of the printmaking process. With the boom in printmaking in the 1960s, many artists explored ways to develop themes and variations within print portfolios. For Joseph Albers, printmaking offered a means to disseminate his precise color experiments. In Madrid Suite 1966, Robert Motherwell worked through ten variations of ovals and lines. For Sol.

 

Night Fall Latin-Inspired Dance Class
Sep 19, 2013
We are delighted to work with Anne Cubberly on this year’s Night Fall festival. Come learn Latin- Inspired dances and be a part of this year’s Night Fall performance which will take place on October 12th at Pope Park.

 

Farm to Table Dinner
Sep 19, 2013
Farm to Table Dinner 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner in The Garden at Billings Forge. A special farm dinner showcasing the non-profit initiatives at Billings Forge Community Works. Our fifth year of a SELL OUT event so mark your calendars and look for our announcement of ticket sales in June. Interested in being a table captain? Call Mike at #860548-9877 or email at.

 

2013 Annual Meeting and Crooks Distinguished Lecture: Culture Shock 1913: An Illustrated Lecture with Sara Fishko
Sep 19, 2013
It’s 1913. The traditional culture of the 1800s is finally breaking apart in earnest. Big cities. More noise. Violence. Machines. And artists are responding by making jarring, Cubist paintings. Composers are writing thrusting, rhythmic, harshly dissonant music. The world seems shaky and uncertain, and there are riots and fistfights in the concert hall and at the ballet! At this year’s.

 

Josh Lehrer: Becoming Visible and Reception
Sep 19, 2013 – Oct 25, 2013
Join us for a Gallery Reception with the artist on Thursday, September 19 from 6-8 p.m. as we unveil the exhibit. An exhibition of portraits of homeless transgender teenagers in New York City photographed with an antique camera and printed as beautiful, tonal Palladium prints. Exhibition continues through October 25th. For Gallery hours visit:.
The March Heard ’Round the World: Wethersfield, Washington and Rochambeau – a Lecture
Sep 19, 2013
According to author Jini Jones Vail, were it not for the involvement of French General Rochambeau in the American Revolution, “We’d be speaking the King’s English right now.” The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, will host a presentation by Vail, the author of “Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant, A French General’s Role.

 

Disturbing the Comfortable
Sep 19, 2013 – Nov 1, 2013
This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Disturbing the Comfortable in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon St., 2nd floor, New Haven. Curated by Hayward Gatling, this exhibition will be on display from Friday, September 20th through Friday, November 1st, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday,.

 

Kidcity Third Thursdays
Sep 19, 2013 – May 15, 2015
This event occurs monthly, on the third Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Kidcity is an artist-created space for hands-on imagination play for kids ages 1 to 8 and their favorite grownups. Free admission on the Third Thursday Evening of every month from 5 to 7 pm. Regular admission $8

 

Third Thursday Street Festival
Sep 19, 2013 – Sep 19, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the third Thursday of May, June, July, August, September and October.

Every third Thursday from May to September, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Six stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Street performers and free children’s.

 

“Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Print, 1960-1980”
Sep 19, 2013 – Dec 8, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 6 days.

Making sets and series is inherently part of the printmaking process. With the boom in printmaking in the 1960s, many artists explored ways to develop themes and variations within print portfolios. For Joseph Albers, printmaking offered a means to disseminate his precise color experiments. In Madrid Suite 1966, Robert Motherwell worked through ten variations of ovals and lines. For Sol.

 

The Wall feat. Jenni Friedman: What Brings You Joy?
Sep 19, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Join us for a Gallery Reception with the artist Thursday, September 19 from 6-8 p.m. as we unveil the exhibit. The artist will create an interactive installation on The Wall that asks viewers, What Brings You Joy? Exhibition continues through October 26th. For gallery hours please visit: http://www.charteroakcenter.org/index.php/visual-arts/large-gallery/

 

TEDxNavesink
Sep 20, 2013
Save-the-date of Friday, September 20th, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. for the first TEDx Conference ever on the Jersey Shore held at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center in Lincroft, NJ. TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave is an all-day conference that brings together leading minds to give the “Talk of their Lives” on reinventing the shore. TEDxNavesink talks will cover shore.

 

Early Childhood Series Classes
Sep 20, 2013
Learn about our play-filled classes that encourage exploration and discovery with an array of hands-on activities. Children will also develop valuable motor, cognitive, language and social skills. Free with museum admission.

 

The Most Happy Fella
Sep 20, 2013 – Nov 30, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story.

 

Kashmir – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute
Sep 21, 2013
Kashmir is one of the most enthusiastically received groups to ever perform on our stage..”jaw dropping good”..our Dir. Of Entertainment is a Led Zeppelin fan and attended many a Led Zeppelin gig back in the day. His reaction? ”Comparing Kashmir’s show to Zeppelin’s records; the music was tighter and vocally more exact than they were at any.
2013 Discover Hartford Bicycle Tour
Sep 21, 2013
Join Bike Walk Connecticut for a family-friendly, leisurely ride to discover Hartford’s neighborhoods, parks and architectural and cultural gems. Choose from 10-, 25- or 40-mile routes.  Registration is $30 Bike Walk Connecticut Members; $40 non-members or $45 day of tour. Bike Walk Connecticut is a member-supported non-profit organization working to make cycling and walking safe, feasible.

 

Celebrating Agriculture
Sep 21, 2013
Celebrating Agriculture is a fun, free, educational day showcasing the benefits agriculture provides to the region, as well as the challenges farms face today. A day filled with agricultural displays, family events, food and entertainment!

 

The Streets of Hartford
Sep 21, 2013
Ever wondered how Hartford streets got their names? Patrick Haggerty will lead this fascinating tour highlighting Cedar Hill residents for whom the capitol city streets were named. From Brainard Road to Jewell Street and Fairfield Avenue, learn about the people who have been immortalized on the streets of Hartford.

 

Chatham Historical Society Quilt Show
Sep 21, 2013
September 21, 2013 10am-4pm Quilts by local quilters, Art quilts from award winning quilters, Antique quilts,  Appraiser, Vendors, refreshments on site. $5.00 donation Bento Box Queen size quilt to be raffled.  First Congregational Church 59 Main St, East Hampton, Connecticut more info, 860.365.0527

 

Chatham Historical Society Quilt Show
Sep 21, 2013
September 21, 2013 10am-4pm Quilts by local quilters, Art quilts from award winning quilters, Antique quilts,  Appraiser, Vendors, refreshments on site. $5.00 donation Bento Box Queen size quilt to be raffled.  First Congregational Church 59 Main St, East Hampton, Connecticut more info, 860.365.0527

 

Worldwide Day of Play
Sep 21, 2013
Swing by Stepping Stones Museum for Children for a FREE day of play during Nickelodeon’s 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 21.  To highlight the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, Stepping Stones is hosting an action-packed day with free museum admission and activities throughout Mathews Park.  The event will feature outdoor field games, interactive sports.

 

Preserved on the Mighty Waters: The Indian Mariners Project
Sep 21, 2013
History enthusiasts learn how hundreds of Native men in the northeast region adjusted to their rapidly changing world after land loss and the American Revolution. One important and largely unseen shift involved the participation of Indian men in various forms of maritime labor, from shipbuilding to whaling. Senior researcher, Dr. Jason Mancini discusses his recent findings about these.

 

BENT FEST at Audubon Center at Bent of The River Southbury
Sep 21, 2013
AUDUBON CENTER BENT FEST IN SOUTHBURY Saturday, September 21, BENT FEST at Audubon Center Bent of the River Southbury. Family festival with live music, picnicking in the meadow, river and nature walks, local food vendors, kids’ activities, bird watching, raffle prizes and more. Cost is $12/adult over age 18, $8/child 6 to 18, and $25/family, children under 6 free. “BentFest” will be.

 

Trannsformational Breathing Workshop
Sep 21, 2013
Call 203-457-9585 for more information.   Bring peace and fulfillment into your life by learning how to breathe openly and fully!  Breathe is an energetic force that can help us discover the unlimited power of our true selves by integrating the suppressed feelings we hold within.  Natural and dynamic breathing patterns can transform energy blockages and tap into creativity, increase.

 

Final Farm-to-Trumbull Dinner of the Season
Sep 21, 2013
Farm-to-Trumbull has been designed by Parallel Post to provide an intimate experience for up to 40 guests led by James Beard-nominated chef Dean James Max. For $75 per person tax and 18 percent gratuity not included, guests can warm the palate with a welcome cocktail and sampling of small bites, followed by a family-style meal ripe with the season’s finest local ingredients,.

Advocate Grand Band Slam
Sep 21, 2013
Charter Oak is thrilled to be one of the designated venues to host a concert of the Connecticut Music Award nominees.

 

Warrior Dash New England
Sep 21, 2013
As the world’s largest running series, the Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 3.25 mile run. Warriors conquer 13 extreme obstacles and celebrate with music, beer, and warrior helmets. Waves of up to 500 participants every half an hour starting at 9:00 am.

 

13th Annual Artists in the Country
Sep 21, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
Satturday – 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday – 11:00 am-4:30 pm Over 30 fine artists exhibit their work out of doors and in a bucolic country setting. Music, entertainment and refreshments will be provided throughout the days. The event utilizes a silent auction and raffle to raise money to benefit children with autism.

 

6th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village
Sep 21, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
Saturday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm, and Sunday, 12:00 noon-6:00 pm To celebrate the fall harvest, local farmers will have a variety of Garlic for sale as well as other fresh produce. Farmers will also have honey, jams, preserves and syrups. Throughout the day and evening, dozens of local restaurants and food service establishments will be offering free tastes, or serving for purchase, delicious.

 

New York Oyster Week 2013
Sep 21, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
From September 21-29, 2013, New York Oyster Week will once again celebrate the benevolent bivalve that New York was built on, inviting social New Yorkers, oyster lovers and curious foodies to explore the cuisine and culture oysters have spawned. The celebration of New York Oyster Week kicks off with the Stone Street Oyster Festival and culminates with the Grand Central Oyster Bar.

 

Orchid Judging
Sep 21, 2013 – Dec 21, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the third Saturday of July, August, September, October, November and December.

Third Saturday Each Month, 10 am to 4 pm The Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society will be holding its monthly judging on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens. This partnership with the Bartlett allows the development of educational opportunities for the orchid-growing public and makes available the on-site usage of the extensive.

 

Stamford Hospital Health Wellness and Sports Expo 2013
Sep 21, 2013 – Sep 22, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

It’s time to take charge of your health at the Stamford Hospital Health Wellness and Sports Expo 2013, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, the 400,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art sports and recreation facility at 1 Blachley Road in Stamford. Now in its second year, the event will feature free health screenings by Stamford Hospital.

 

The Most Happy Fella
Sep 21, 2013 – Nov 30, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story.

 

ONS Foundation PLAY Strong PLAY Safe 5K
Sep 22, 2013
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, Inc., a Greenwich Hospital Alliance, will hold the first ONS Foundation PLAY Strong PLAY Safe 5K, a Walk/Run and Health and Fitness Expo in beautiful Old Greenwich. Based at the OGRCC Old Greenwich Riverside Civic Center, 06870, the race is a certified USA Track and Field 5k course that offers a terrific, scenic route geared for families.

 

Somewhat Off The Wall
Sep 22, 2013
Somewhat Off the Wall is The Arts Council’s annual fundraising event that showcases original art by the region’s accomplished artists. For $100 you can walk away with a photograph, painting, drawing, handcrafted textiles, jewelry or pottery. The artists each generously donate three works of art. Guests literally select their choice off the wall when their ticket number is drawn.
Poetry Read In
Sep 22, 2013
The public is invited to hear well-known poets Christine Beck and John Stanizzi as they lead an afternoon of poetry at the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society. Maria Sassi, West Hartford poet laureate emeritus, will host the afternoon’s festivities, including an open mic portion. Poets are encouraged to read their own works during the open mic portion of the.

 

Lionel Ritchie
Sep 22, 2013
Lionel Ritchie is perfoming at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Sept. 22.

 

11th Annual Festival on the Green
Sep 22, 2013
Hosted by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, the annual Festival on the Green is a celebration of all things Mansfield: Food, music, art, games, and activities for all ages draw thousands of residents and visitors each year.  Over 80 community organizations and businesses host activity booths ranging from hula-hooping to face-painting to origami.  A Juried Art Show and cooking.

 

The Most Happy Fella
Sep 22, 2013 – Dec 1, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story.

 

The Most Happy Fella
Sep 22, 2013 – Oct 20, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and.

 

Poulenc Trio
Sep 22, 2013
Hear the fascinating combo of oboe-piano-bassoon. The most active touring piano-wind chamber ensemble in the world.

 

Youth Arts Institute Family Mean
Sep 23, 2013
Come join us for a healthy meal provided by BETH EL TEMPLE in West Hartford.

 

Night Fall Latin-Inspired Dance Class
Sep 23, 2013
We are delighted to work with Anne Cubberly on this year’s Night Fall festival. Come learn Latin- Inspired dances and be a part of this year’s Night Fall performance which will take place on October 12th at Pope Park.

 

Topics in Tanakh JL1250
Sep 23, 2013 – Dec 23, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

Study and discuss interesting and difficult portions of the Hebrew Bible.  Must pre-register. 14 weeks, Mondays 9/23-12/23, 12-1 pm. Registration: https://www.spectrumonline.net/LinkIn.aspx?LinkTo=ProgramCourseandClub=JCC%20New%20HavenandSiteID=1andSemesterID=C3B25E5C-CF8B-43AC-B823-E893B98E7ADBandCatID=9800DF3F-C2F9-4AF7-965F-D07D51272C9AandServiceID=3265B319-11BF-4545-9635-6A2DA98D756D

 

Sarah Brightman
Sep 24, 2013
International singing superstar Sarah Brightman is the world’s biggest selling Soprano. She is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of.
Riverfront Tournament of Champions
Sep 25, 2013
Compete for prize money and share a day of fishing with injured US Military service members. Launching from Hartford’s Riverside Park. 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register at riverfront.org.

 

Deadline: Ballet and Tap Classes Ages 5-7
Sep 25, 2013
Training includes placement of the feet and body, and terminology. Emphasis on flexibility, fluidity and musicality. Year-end-performances. Mondays 9/30-May. Level 1: 4:10-4:55 pm; Level 2: 5-5:45 pm Registration:.

 

NYC Art Tour: Sacred Spaces
Sep 25, 2013
With its exceptional and compact array of diverse spiritual spaces, New York City offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore the architecture of these sacred places. Some of the city’s famous and lesser known, but equally affecting, spiritual venues will be visited on this tour. The social history of each spot will be discussed, with the primary focus being how each.

 

Deadline: Swim Classes 6 months to 6 years
Sep 25, 2013
The JCC Aquatics Program is based on the principles established by the American Red Cross. Swimmers are separated by ability to learn in a non-competitive environment. Classes available from 6 months accompanied by an adult to age 6. Days and times vary by class and age level. See Fall Guide for details. Classes run 11 weeks 9/29-12/19, Sundays through Thursdays. See Fall Guide.

 

The Most Happy Fella
Sep 25, 2013 – Nov 20, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story.

 

From Abstraction to Post-Modernism: American Prints, 1950s-1980s
Sep 25, 2013
This event occurs every 2 weeks on Wednesday.

Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for this short course on American prints from the 1950s to the 1980s. Sessions will discuss the abstraction of Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, the Pop art of Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, and the rise of postmodern work by Adrian Piper, Sherrie Levine, and others. Taught.

 

The Most Happy Fella
Sep 25, 2013 – Nov 21, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story.

 

World Premier Film Event: The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show
Sep 26, 2013
The 1913 Armory Show introduced many Americans used to the traditional realist style to modern art genres such as Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of this event, director, Michael Maglaras and executive producer, Terri Templeton of 217 Films, are proud to premiere The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show. The film will feature more than 70 works.

 

Intriguing Parallels Between Rebels and Their Décor: A Lecture
Sep 26, 2013
Three self-made, wealthy businessmen—two in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and one in Marblehead, Massachusetts—gambled, and lost, everything for the American Revolution. Before fomenting rebellion, the same three—Joseph Webb, Jr., Silas Deane and Jeremiah Lee—lavishly decorated their homes to levels previously unprecedented in their communities. In an upcoming lecture at the.

 

New England Landscape Invitational
Sep 27, 2013 – Nov 9, 2013
Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be exhibited in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Opening reception on October 4, 6-8 pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.
Gifts of the Land: Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Sep 27, 2013 – Sep 28, 2013
Wayne Reels Mashantucket Pequot talks about the harvest thanksgiving – one of the many Native thanksgivings celebrated through the year. Guests can ask questions about Native Americans, as well as join the celebration of the Native round dance. Visitors learn about wild mushrooms while visiting with local mushroom farmers selling their products. In addition, Mashantucket Pequot.

 

Storybook Pajama Party
Sep 27, 2013
Come in your comfy PJs and listen to a reading of Curious George’s First Day of School by Margret and H.A. Rey. Take your photo with George, make themed crafts, enjoy a snack and join in a musical parade. Who knew “bedtime” could be so much fun? Members $10/person, non-members $12/person. Registration is required.

 

Plein Air Painting Workshop at Audubon Center Bent of the River Southbury With James Coe
Sep 27, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
PLEIN AIR PAINTER JAMES COE TO CONDUCT WORKSHOP SEPT. 27 TO 29 AT THE AUDUBON CENTER BENT OF THE RIVER SOUTHBURY, CONN. Plein Air Painting Workshop With Renowned Landscape Painter James Coe, Sept. 27 to 29 at The Audubon Bent of the River Center, 185 Flat Hill Road, Southbury, Connecticut. Open to painters of all levels, this ‘plain air’ fundraiser workshop is scheduled to be held.

 

9th Annual Ray of Hope Gala to benefit Mary’s Place
Sep 27, 2013
Please join us for a very special evening of dinner, music and a silent auction! All proceeds benefit Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families in Windsor which provides grief support at no cost to children and families throughout Connecticut and Southwestern Massachusetts. Sponsorship opportunities available

 

Steely Dan is coming to Foxwoods
Sep 27, 2013
Steely Dan is perfoming at Foxwoods on Sept. 28.

 

Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin: “Who’s Hungry”
Sep 27, 2013 – Sep 28, 2013
The performances of Who’s Hungry 2012 at Wesleyan are the Connecticut premiere of a stunning experimental puppet theater work that weaves together oral histories of five very different homeless and/or hungry residents of Santa Monica, California. A 24-foot-long dinner table transforms into a runway-style puppet stage for four puppeteers using a variety of styles including figures.

 

Westport Historical Society Presents A New Exhibit: Framing the Past, Present and Future
Sep 27, 2013 – Jan 2, 2014
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Westport’s graceful old farmhouses, wooded landscapes and scenic beaches and inlets have long found favor with artists, and starting next month the town will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awards it bestows as a special thank-you to these creative residents. As part of the tribute, the Westport Historical Society will host “Framing the Past, Present and Future: 20 Years of The.

 

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Sep 28, 2013
As a proud Smithsonian affiliate museum, the Pequot Museum participates in Museum Day. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday for information and to print a ticket good for 2 admissions to the Museum on Sept. 28.

 

Celebrity Author Luncheon
Sep 28, 2013
SEPT. 28: EAST LYME Celebrity Author Luncheon. East Lyme Auxiliary, Child and Family Agency. Don’t miss our well-known Local Mystery Men, David Handler of Old Lyme and James Benn of Hadlyme, discussing their latest mystery novels. Delicious luncheon, book signings, and raffle included. East Lyme Community Center-11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tickets $25 ahead of time and $30 at.

 

46th Annual Outdoor Antique Show
Sep 28, 2013
Quality dealers from all over New England will display a wide variety of antiques from Early American furniture to small collectibles.
Educators’ Open House
Sep 28, 2013
The Pequot Museum invites all teachers to explore all there is to learn within the astounding Museum exhibits. There will be a full schedule of educational crafts to sample in the Gathering Space from 11am-3 pm. At 11 am and 1 pm, teachers take an abbreviated version of educational tours that meet Connecticut state curriculum frameworks. At 3 pm, educators spend some time talking with.

 

Secrets of Circles
Sep 28, 2013 – Jan 5, 2014
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Circles are pretty amazing shapes. If you look around, you’ll see that they are everywhere: in the wheels of a car, the clock on the wall, the tortillas on your table, and the Frisbees and tops you play with. Coming to Stepping Stones Museum for Children in September, Secrets of Circles invites visitors to climb into a circular boat, play and pretend in a market full of circles from.

 

Wethersfield Notables at Cedar Hill
Sep 28, 2013
Melissa Josefiak, former Assistant Director at Wethersfield Historical Society, will lead this tour highlighting some of Wethersfield’s notable personages who now reside at Cedar Hill. Featured residents include Silas Robbins, John Morris and William Willard.

 

PIPES IN THE VALLEY – CELTIC FESTIVAL
Sep 28, 2013
Olde Burnside Brewing Company brings you a culturally rich Celtic festival featuring Irish and Scottish musical performances. Other attractions include Highland games, bagpipers, Celtic dancing, birds of prey, Highland cows, and delicious Celtic food, Ten Penny Ale, and other beverages. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; FREE

 

Around the World Performance Series
Sep 28, 2013
Around the World Destination: France Madeline’s Adventures – A special visit with Madeline as she shares a story and takes the audience through the various sights and sounds of Paris. Around the World programming sponsored in part by Gen Re.

 

Light The Night Walk
Sep 28, 2013
A fundraiser and walk to help find a cure for cancer. During this leisurely walk, Champions For Cures carry illuminated balloons-white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Thousands of walkers-men, women and children-form a community of caring, and bring light to the dark world of cancer. Check in: 5:00 PM Walk begins: 7:00 PM Who you are.

 

BoDeans
Sep 28, 2013
BoDeans will be bringing their indigenous roots elements-Heartland hoedown folk, Celtic-rooted mountain music , zydeco, Southern roadhouse soul, Chicago blues and 100-proof roots rock to Infinity Hall! Their songs are played with heartfelt emotion as well as jaw-dropping skillfulness by the band: Neumann on vocals and guitars, original member Michael Ramos Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp.

 

Civil War Living History Weekend
Sep 28, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Civilian and military re-enactors create a sense of life during the middle of the nineteenth century at a time the country was in the deadly grip of the Civil War. Activities include artillery and engineering demonstrations, military uniform and weaponry displays, camp life presentations, and period children’s games and activities.

 

National Alpaca Farm Days in Eastern Connecticut
Sep 28, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
Stillmeadow Farm, www.stillmeadowalpacasfarm.com Six Paca farm, www.SixPacaFarm.com Alpaca Obsession, www.alpacaobsession.com see individual farm websites for specific times Alpaca farms all across America will once again welcome visitors of all ages to meet the alpacas and learn about the alpaca lifestyle. Even if you aren’t interested in raising alpacas,.

 

Fairfield County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Sep 29, 2013
Hundreds of Fairfield County area residents whose lives have been impacted by pancreatic cancer will join the 3rd Annual Fairfield County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on Sunday, September 29th at the Bethel High School Track. Pancreatic cancer is the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer deaths. In 2011, more than 43,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and close.
Talmud Study JL1150
Sep 29, 2013 – Dec 22, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

In-depth study of the Talmud in the original Hebrew with translation. Some knowledge of Hebrew helpful. Sundays 9/29-12/22, 8:15-9:15 am. Registration:.

 

Wild Mushroom Festival at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Sep 29, 2013
The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center DPNC will celebrate the season, flavors and mystique of wild mushrooms at the 10th annual Wild Mushroom Festival! The event is held rain or shine. Many of the area’s most talented chefs will prepare creative wild mushroom dishes on-site under a canopy of autumn leaves at the event.

 

UCONN Women Kid’s Basketball Clinic
Sep 29, 2013
Stephanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart, and other current UCONN players. Girls and Boys ages 8-12 Learn fundamentals Drills Games Autographs and Photos Registration: https://secure.ujcfederations.org/ft2/form.html?__id=27883

 

“This Is It!” The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part I
Sep 29, 2013
The first of twelve CD-length recitals by Wesleyan John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce of his piano music, to take place every fall, spring, and summer, concluding in the summer of 2017. This recital will feature the world premieres of A Partita for Wilhelm Gertz 1927-2007, and A Fugue for Sophia, written for Sophia Rosoff to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Mr. Bruce will be.

 

Book Launch to Benefit HealingNewtown
Sep 29, 2013
Join author Alena Dillon for the launch of her debut book I Thought We Agreed To Pee In The Ocean. The reception will feature appetizers, half-price drinks for purchase, door prizes, readings, and a book signing. A portion of the profits from book sales will benefit HealingNewtown Through the Arts.

 

Kid Cudi and Big Sean performing at Foxwoods
Sep 29, 2013
Kid Cudi and Big Sean are coming to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Sept. 29. Tickets are $55-$80.

 

Goshen Summer Market
Sep 29, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013
This event occurs monthly, on the last Sunday of July, August, September and October.

Local farmer’s market featuring fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, milk, crafts. Also demos, contests, activities and more. 9:30am-12:30pm

 

FITWEEK
Sep 30, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
FITWEEK – September 30 – October 6, 2013 Enjoy a week of fitness classes and special walks during the FITWEEK Event from Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th. The $20 FITWEEK Pass gives you access to dozens of area fitness studios and exercises classes for the week. All proceeds will be donated to the Closer to Free Fund, supporting cancer research at The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

 

FITWEEK
Sep 30, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
FITWEEK – September 30 – October 6, 2013 Enjoy a week of fitness classes and special walks during the FITWEEK Event from Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th. The $20 FITWEEK Pass gives you access to dozens of area fitness studios and exercises classes for the week. All proceeds will be donated to the Closer to Free Fund, supporting cancer research at The Smilow Cancer Hospital.

 

FITWEEK
Sep 30, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
FITWEEK – September 30 – October 6, 2013 Enjoy a week of fitness classes and special walks during the FITWEEK Event from Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th. The $20 FITWEEK Pass gives you access to dozens of area fitness studios and exercises classes for the week. All proceeds will be donated to the Closer to Free Fund, supporting cancer research at The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
FITWEEK
Sep 30, 2013 – Oct 6, 2013
FITWEEK – September 30 – October 6, 2013 Enjoy a week of fitness classes and special walks during the FITWEEK Event from Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th. The $20 FITWEEK Pass gives you access to dozens of area fitness studios and exercises classes for the week. All proceeds will be donated to the Closer to Free Fund, supporting cancer research at The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New.

 

The Skinny On Weight Loss
Sep 30, 2013 – Nov 4, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

Meet once a week for weight loss instruction, meal planning, behavior modification, exercise prescription for efficient fat loss, and motivation to succeed. 6 week session, Mondays 9/30-11/4. Private counseling available by appointment. Registration:.

 

Little Scientists Ages 3.5-5 EC1200
Sep 30, 2013 – Dec 16, 2013
This event occurs weekly on Monday.

An interactive preschool science program featuring hands-on learning. Explore the magic of the ocean, bubbles, volcanoes, and more. 11 week session, Mondays 9/30-12/16. Registration:.

 

22nd Annual WALKTOBER Northeast Corner, Connecticut
Oct 1, 2013 – Oct 31, 2013
This event occurs daily, every 1 days.

Participate in the golden beauty of The Last Green Valley during the 22nd Anniversary of Walktober. Join free, guided walks, strolls, paddles, and a multitude of special events. Stretch your legs and your mind. Enjoy all the season has to offer in The Last Green Valley.

Venture Smith Day — East Haddam, Connecticut
September 14, 2013 to September 14, 2013
First Church of Christ cemetery, 499 Town Street Route 151, East Haddam
Son of an African king, Venture Smith became the first black man to document his capture from Africa and life as an American slave and successful black freeman in Connecticut. Adults and children who are interested in learning more about Connecticut history in the 1700 and 1800s are encouraged to attend. Information: www.easthaddam.org
Time : 1-4 p.m.
Admission : Free
Phone : 860-873-9375

Norwalk’s Trolley Tour –Norwalk Connecticut
September 15, 2013 to September 15, 2013
Tour starts and ends at the old Trolley Barn building, 10 Wall Street, Norwalk
Norwalk’s trolley routes in existence from the 1860s to the 1930s. The trolley bus tour will stop and explore various historic sites on the route, including buildings in Sono and Rowayton. Historical re-enactors will entertain and offer insight along the way. Information: www.norwalkpreservation.org/pages/events/tours.html
Time : 12:30 p.m.
Admission : $50-$60
Civil War Living History Weekend at Roseland Cottage — Woodstock Connecticut
September 28, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock
Roseland Cottage hosts a Civil War living history weekend. Civilian and military re-enactors create a sense of life during the middle of the nineteenth century at a time the country was in the deadly grip of the Civil War. Activities include artillery and engineering demonstrations, military uniform and weaponry displays, camp life presentations, and period children’s games and activities. Information: www.historicnewengland.org/
Time : Saturday, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Admission : Free
Phone : 860-928-4074

Taste of Mystic — Mystic, Connecticut
September 6, 2013 to September 8, 2013
[1-36] Cottrell Street, Mystic
Taste the best food from area restaurants. Everything from crab cakes to fried Snickers bars. Find something to please your palate! Entertainment throughout the 3 days.
Time : September 6, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; September 7, 11 a.m. – 9 :30 p.m.; September 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission : Free.
Phone : 860-572-9578

Harvest Dinner at Holcomb Farm — West Granby, Connecticut
September 8, 2013 to September 8, 2013
Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby
Help feed the hungry simply by enjoying a farm-to-table al fresco dinner prepared by Chef Chris Prosperi. The menu includes flatbreads, seasonal vegetables, and bread pudding. Featured events include live music and a silent auction. Information: http://holcombfarm.org/harvest-dinner
Time : 5-9:30 p.m.
Admission : Tickets before August 20, $85; tickets after August 20, $95
Phone : 860-844-8616

Comix At Foxwoods Presents Gabriel Iglesias — Mashantucket, Connecticut
September 1, 2013 to September 1, 2013
Foxwoods, Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket
Gabriel Iglesias’s first two DVD specials, “Hot and Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy,” sold more than one million copies. His latest Comedy Central DVD special, “Aloha Fluffy,” aired in April 2013. His television credits include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Family Guy,” “Good Morning America” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” This show is for mature audiences only. Information and tickets: www.comixatfoxwoods.com
Time : 9 p.m.
Admission : $40, $50 and $60.
Phone : 800-200-2882

Fall Fine Arts Festival — Southbury, Connecticut
September 7, 2013 to September 7, 2013
Southbury Green, 775 Main Street, Southbury
Southbury, Connecticut 06488
Bring the whole family out for the 9th Annual Fall Fine Arts Festival of Southbury featuring fine arts and handmade crafts from carefully selected artisans, crafts and face painting for the kids, enchanting live music, art demonstrations, great food, fabulous homemade desserts from the Southbury Women’s Club annual bake sale, Italian ice, a wellness booth and photo contest. All proceeds from this juried event are donated to the local community to help those in need and to support the arts. Information: www.southburywomensclub.org/
Time : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission : Free admission and parking
Phone : 203-706-0724

Simsbury Arts and Crafts Festival
September 14, 2013 to September 15, 2013
Browse exhibits of landscape, seascape, portraits and more from artists and photographers, jewelry crafters, artisans, potters and designers. Food available on-site, along with home made baked goods. Information: www.simsburywomansclub.org
Time : 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission : Free.
Phone : 860-658-2684

Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show at New England Air Museum – Windsor Locks, Connecticut
September 16, 2013 to September 22, 2013
The New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road off Route 75, near Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks
This major non-juried show will give visitors the opportunity to view a spectacular array of more than 150 quilts to be displayed among the museum’s collection of more than 80 historic aircraft and dozens of related exhibits. There will be quilts of all themes including Dear Jane quilts; a Sandy Hook Tribute quilt; Sue Reich’s Botanical Quilts; and a Miniature Quilt Challenge. There will be 10 vendors on site on September 21 and 22. Information: www.neam.org
Time : Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone : 860-623-3305
Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show — Southbury, Connecticut
September 28, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Litchfield Hills, Pomperaug Woods, 80 Heritage Road, Southbury
Entrant artists are at least 70 years of age. Come see their work! The theme is “The Art of Experience,” and includes several fine artistic mediums. Information: www.pomperaugwoods.com/art-show.html
Time : 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone : 203-262-6555

Antiques and Design Weekend — Harwinton, Connecticut
August 31, 2013 to September 1, 2013
Harwinton Fairgrounds, 80 Locust Road, Harwinton
Spend your holiday weekend searching for a memento to take home at the antiques booths, or get inspired by the design essentials offered at this event. Enjoy good food and a fun shopping experience. Information: www.harwintonantiquesweekend.com
Time : Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission : $10
Phone : 317-598-0012

Outdoor Antiques Show — Lebanon, Connecticut
September 28, 2013 to September 28, 2013
Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon
Around 80 antiques dealers show and sell their wares. Refreshments available on-site, all day. Free parking. Information: www.historyoflebanon.org/
Time : 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission : $5
Phone : 860-642-6579

Winchester Center Day — Winchester Center, Connecticut
September 14, 2013 to September 14, 2013
The intersection of Route 263 and Newfield Road, Winchester Center
Winchester Center is a quaint New England community, complete with a town green surrounded by the Congregational Church, Grange Hall and historic homes. This community day includes a car show, musical entertainment, craft fair, demonstrations and exhibits, children’s activities and more. Food will be available for purchase.
Time : 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission : Free
Phone : 860-626-0326
Envisionfest 2013 — Hartford Connecticut
September 21, 2013 to September 21, 2013
Downtown Hartford
Hundreds of live entertainment and hands-on activities will stimulate the senses. Just a few of the festivities include free live musical entertainment and dramatic performances on five stages, free admission to more than four museums, landmark building tours, and a Hodge Podge Street fair in Bushnell Park. Information: http://envisionfesthartford.com/
Time : 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission : Free
Riverfront Latin World Rhythms Festival — Hartford, Connecticut
September 7, 2013 to September 7, 2013
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
Celebrate Latin culture with a variety of live performances, dance instruction, art exhibits, cultural foods, and kid’s activities. Headlined by Daniel Salazar’s 20th Anniversary performance of Guitar under the Stars. Schedule TBA. Information: www.riverfront.org/events/performances/#Latin
Time : 1-10 p.m.
Admission : Free.

Discover Hartford Bicycle Tour — Hartford Connecticut
September 21, 2013 to September 21, 2013
Bushnell Park, Hartford
Join Bike Walk Connecticut for a 10-, 25-, or 40-mile bike ride through Hartford’s beautiful parks and vibrant, diverse neighborhoods. The ride is open to riders of all levels, and families are welcome. Information: www.bikewalkct.org/discover-hartford.html
Time : 8 a.m.
Admission : Adults, $40; children under age 18, $10

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” — Ivoryton, Connecticut
September 25, 2013 to October 13, 2013
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 N Main Street, Ivoryton
This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost and lived to try again. Smartly conceived with catchy tunes and witty lyrics, this affectionate look at love and marriage is as amusingly appropriate today as when it first opened in New York in 1996. Information: www.ivorytonplayhouse.org
Time : Consult event website for curtain
Admission : Adults, $40; seniors age 65 and older, $35; students, $20; child age 12 and younger, $15
Phone : 860- 767-7318
Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show at Windsor Locks Connecticut
September 16, 2013 to September 22, 2013
New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks
Come see Sue Reich’s botanical quilts; Dear Jane quilts; Sandy Hook tribute quilt. Over 200 quilts on display; Miniature Quilt Challenge “Flights and Fantasies” Hands-on classes, quilt drawing, raffle baskets. Information: http://bit.ly/10WWp8S
Time : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Admission : Museum admission includes quilt show. Adults, $12; seniors, $11; children, $6.50
Phone : 860-623-3305