Greenwich Historical Society An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich

12/11/2017 to 04/15/2018

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

This exhibition will explore the history of the Jews of Greenwich within the broader context of the history of the town and the nation. Beginning with the question of why Jews chose to settle in Greenwich and how they gained an economic foothold, the exhibition will explore the experience of Jewish families living and working in Greenwich for more than a century. It will examine how they, like other immigrants, struggled with the pull to integrate into American society and yet also remain distinct. And it will look at how they, as well as other minorities in Greenwich, have contributed to the larger community despite experiencing periods of discrimination and restrictions on worship, employment and housing opportunities. Although the lion's share of the growth of Greenwich's Jewish community began in the 1960s (today about 11 percent of the population is Jewish), the tale really begins with the mass exodus of Jews from Eastern Europe to America between 1880 and 1920. The stories of those who sought to build new lives here–emblematic of larger historical themes–will be told through photographs, artifacts, archival documents, ephemera and first-person accounts. The exhibition will also explore the little-known fact that there were Jewish property owners in Greenwich as far back as Colonial times. An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich will be curated by Dr. Ann Meyerson, a nationally recognized independent museum curator who most recently co-curated The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World (October 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017) at the New-York Historical Society.

Pequot Library Exhibition

12/14/2017 to 02/04/2018

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346.

Experience the magical and memorable role holidays play in the lives of all readers, especially children, through Pequot Library's Special Collections exhibition of vintage postcards, holiday literature, and caroling music dating back to 1848. Come to the opening reception of Holiday Magic: Selections from the Children's Historical Collection on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. where light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join children's book author and Fulbright scholar Christine Pakkala, MFA, for a gallery tour and a discussion of literary heroines. The exhibition is on view through February 4, 2018 during regular Library hours.

Bartleet Arboretum Art Exhibit - "Inspired by Nature"

01/01/2018 to 02/11/2018

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

From a series of etchings inspired by Isamu Noguchi's large rock sculpture in Storm King Art Center to delicate, linear flowers to abstractions of nature and plant life, Bittenbender explores the various facets of the natural world through two differing media – the intaglio print and photography.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre- Pinocchio

01/13/2018 to 02/11/2018

263, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-1636.

Jan. 13,14,20,21,27,28 and Feb. 3,4,10 and 11. Time: Saturdays at Noon & 2:30pm, Sundays at 1:00pm & 3:30pmPrice: $19-23. It's the timeless tale of a special wooden puppet's quest to become a real boy. With his loyal friend Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio sets out on larger than life adventures that teach him the meaning of bravery, honesty, and family until his dreams come true!

Bruce Museum Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

01/20/2018 to 06/10/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6735 .

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works from the "Great War" donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition, which will be on view through June 10, 2018, commemorates the centennial of the entry of the United States into that epochal conflict. The United States' involvement in World War I lasted only 20 months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation's military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence. In the era of radio and film's infancy, posters were an essential medium; there were more than 20 million posters printed from about 2,500 designs. Many of the posters on display in Patriotic Persuasion were originally collected by Mr. Watling's stepfather, Charles B. Warren, Jr., and his brother, Wetmore Warren, in Washington, D.C., where their father, Charles B. Warren, served on the staff of the Judge Advocate General during the war.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Chine Collé and Collage Integration

01/29/2018 to 02/01/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. This four day workshop will allow participants of all levels to develop prints through additive and reductive collage techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gather their own source materials including existing prints that can be repurposed with chine-collé. Experimentation with embossment and painterly processes like trace monotypes and transfers will be used to interpret more direct collage methods. Demonstrations will address selection of papers, preparation of inks, glues and how to apply them.

Ambler Farm - Maple Syrup Tap-a-Tree


257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

At 10 am or 1 pm. Learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. There will be two training sessions offered (February 3rd at 10am or 1pm); only ONE session is required for training. On that day you will choose a tree and hang your bucket that will collect sap. We will send regular updates on the running of the sap so you can come to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. We will boil down the sap in our sugar shack and send each family home with their very own bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup. $65 per non-member family or $60 per member family

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Box with Hinged Lid

02/03/2018 to 02/04/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. In this two-day workshop you will learn to make a box with a hinged lid and clasp. This simple yet elegant structure is so versatile it can be used as a ring box, a tooth fairy box, a pen case, a tool box and much, much more. Box-making techniques including construction of a tray, covering four-sided objects and the fitting of a hinged lid will be covered. You will walk away with a personalized box just in time for your loved one to gift for Valentine 's Day.

The Palace Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris


61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

3 pm. Traveling 2-man kid's comedy magicians and real life BROTHERS Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements bring kids an ULTRA high-energy show. Kids will guffaw and giggle at their crazy cartoon-like slapstick antics, and be wowed at the illusions presented. LOTS of audience participation! Sibling rivalry at its wackiest!

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point.


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

9:00 – 11:15 am. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. Bring binoculars and meet near southern concession stand. Information: or 203-413-6756.