Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Right Angle Bliss

04/06/2017 to 07/09/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

From vows taken in magnificent settings, to cutting edge images that will redefine rituals and boundaries, this exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today's diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States. Right Angle Bliss will capture the tenderness, whimsy, beauty, and grit of the promised, "I Do", and visually redefine this time-honored tradition through the lenses of photographers: Stephanie Anestis, David Bravo, Sarah Grote, Kathy Harris, Airen Miller, and Karol Setlak.

Greenwich Arts Council Bendheim Gallery Art to the Avenue

05/04/2017 to 05/29/2017

Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.862.6750.

One of the largest and most exciting festivals ever organized, the Opening is set for Thursday, May 4, from 5:30-8pm.
The evening launches a truly spectacular show. Musicians and street performers fill the street entertaining strollers. Most stores host receptions for the hundreds of visitors who attend to preview the work of over 120 artists. The art selected by the retailers remains in place through Memorial Day, so there is ample time for viewers to experience the "gallery" that downtown Greenwich becomes. All the art on display is for sale, and a 30% tax deduction for the purchaser benefits GAC. A complete Map/Guide is published listing all participants, so that individual shops, artists and locations are easy to locate.

Little Red Schoolhouse Program

05/09/2017 to 06/09/2017

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

at Mill Hill Historic Park. The Little Red Schoolhouse program brings Norwalk history to life through a series of interactive history lessons with costumed re-enactors. Students learn about early Norwalk and the town's significance in the Revolutionary War, get a glimpse of life in Colonial times and experience a day in the life of a 19th century student. The program is offered onsite at Mill Hill Historic Park or off site at your location through the Little Red Schoolhouse Travel program! Ages: Elementary and Middle School

Barnum Festival

05/12/2017 to 06/25/2017

Bridgeport, CT

The annual Barnum Festival is a seasonal celebration of the City of Bridgeport and its surrounding towns, including Monroe, Trumbull, Easton, Shelton, Stratford, and Fairfield. Dating back to 1948, the festival originated to help support local businesses and honor P.T. Barnum—a world-renowned showman and city leader. The Barnum Festival events span from late spring to early summer each year in an effort to build community spirit, foster philanthropy, and celebrate the many diverse cultures represented by residents. The festival culminates in a weekend-long Barnum Palooza that hosts parades, concerts, fireworks, and other family-friendly festivities. For a list of activities visit the website.

Franklin Street Works, “The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor”

05/20/2017 to 08/17/2017

41 Franklin Street , Stamford, CT Phone: 203-595-5211.

Franklin Street Works newest exhibition, "The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor," is curated by New York City based artist/curator Yevgeniy Fiks and curator/critic Olga Kopenkina. In "The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor," queerness is discussed through the lens of class and vice versa. Exhibiting artists are: Angela Beallor, Hugo Gellert, Montague Glover, Noam Gonick, Hagra, William E. Jones, Erik Moskowitz+Amanda Trager, Jaanus Samma, and YES! Association / Föreningen JA!. GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00 pm // CAFE HOURS: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm and Weekends 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Soundwaters Public Afternoon & Sunset Sails

05/27/2017 to 10/01/2017

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: 203 406 3319.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families!- Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults!- Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

Norwalk Seaport Association Cruise to Sheffield Island

05/27/2017 to 05/29/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

May 27  and May 29.  visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $25.00 adults ... $15.00 children ages 4-12 ... FREE children ages 3 and younger.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

05/27/2017 to 05/29/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Rowayton Historical Society Exhibition - Wish you You Here

05/28/2017 to 10/27/2017

177 Rowayton AVe, Rowayton, CT Phone: (203) 831-0136.

Vintage Postcards of Rowayton that has long been a holiday destination. Postcards home to loved ones and friends both promoted the charms of this community and served as colorful souvenirs of happy times. Open Tues. 9-noon, Fri. 1-4 pm. Check website for other hours.