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.

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.

Maplesugar Festival Weekend

02/05/2018 to 02/05/2019

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903.

Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4  | 11 am to 3 pm

​Members: $5/per person | Non-members: $10/per person

Directors Circle & Family Plus and all children under 3: FREE

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Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see firsthand how sap is tuned into maple syrup. Learn how trees are tapped, see how sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, have your face painted, enjoy live music, and visit our Museum Galleries. 

Birds in Art Opening Reception

02/05/2018 to 05/29/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2033221646.

Friday, February 23,2018, 6-8 pm

BIRDS in ART | February 24- May 28, 2018

Open to the Public | Refreshments and Appetizers | Free of Charge

RSVP by Monday, February 19th to or by calling 203-977-6521

Birds, in all of their majesty and fragility, connect us with the natural world and have been the source of artistic inspiration for millennia. Today, talented artists from across the globe vie for membership in the exclusive cadre of avian artist chosen to exhibit in "Birds in Art." Now into its fifth decade,Birds in Art is recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art.

Organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, this exhibition presents a juried collection of 60 outstanding contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Two- and three-dimensional artworks in all media, except crafts and photography, are included. More than 60 artists have created original paintings, sculptures, and graphics within the past three years, for inclusion in this 42nd annual exhibition. Wildlife enthusiast, ornithologists, and backyard birders will be delighted by the quality and variety of the artworks that capture birds in all their natural splendor. Fully illustrated catalogs will be available for purchase.

Maple Sugar Festival Weekend; Pancake Bunch

02/05/2018 to 03/05/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903.

Pancake Brunch ( Sunday Only) 

Sunday March 4 | 11am to 2pm​

Daily Admission Fees plus additional $6 fee per person

Daily Admission Fees:

Members: $5/per person Non-members: $6/per person

Come enjoy our popular pancake brunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Don't forget to purchase a pint of fresh maple syrup, made from trees at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. 

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Ambler Farm - Middlebrook Maple Syrup Program

02/08/2018 to 03/15/2018

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

Students in grades 6-8 will meet in the Middlebrook cafeteria after school to tap trees on school grounds and to collect the sap. Students and families will be invited to Ambler Farm to see how the sap is made into syrup. As a thank you for participating, each student will receive a bottle of maple syrup made from the sap that they helped harvest. Dress warm as we will be outside. Pick-up is at 4:10 pm in the MB pick-up line. To register your child, please email Kevin Meehan at

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Intro to Silkscreen

02/26/2018 to 03/02/2018

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

10 am - 4 pm. This workshop will introduce artists to the diversity and excitement of bold painterly colors, hand drawing; delicate details and photographic images that come with Silkscreen. The workshop will cover all the basics for those unfamiliar with the process and will then expand to explore more creative and complex techniques. These techniques will include reduction printing, direct positive drawing, wax crayon stencils, color trapping, color blending, monoprints and working with digital films. The inks used are capable of printing on a variety of surfaces such as plastic, wood, and fabrics. The workshop uses only non-toxic, solvent free inks and practices environmentally safer printing methods.

Bartleet Arboretum Backyard Gardening Series


151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

10-11:30. Join us for an informative Backyard Gardening Series. The first of many will take place on March 1st. The topic will be "All About Weeds." A fantastic way for beginner gardeners to gain valuable knowledge to get ready for gardening! As the spring and summer months approach, gardeners can expect weeds of all kinds to emerge from the soil to distract from the beauty of their gardens and landscapes. Master Gardener Peter Russell will discuss the undesirable qualities of weeds, their lifecycles, and reproductive strategies. He will show you how to identify the weeds typically found in the local landscape, some practical suggestions to address the four keys to weed control including weed composting considerations.

Square One Theatre - White Guy on the Bus

03/01/2018 to 03/18/2018

719 Birdseye Street , Stratford, CT Phone: 203.375.8778(24/7).

Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus, replaces the originally announced Agnes of God. Graham also authored The Outgoing Tide, which garnered critical and popular acclaim for Square One two seasons ago. In this recent Off-Broadway production, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, week after week, befriending a single black mon. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions begin to rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race. According to, "Playwright Bruce Graham has a delicious way of penning realistic-sounding talk that seems to meander, but actually articulates important themes and ideas entertainingly and without preachiness". White Guy on the Bus opens Thursday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, March18, 2018.

Westport Arts Center -Concert


51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Calidore String Quartet, one of the most exciting of the younger string quartets, will perform masterpieces of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and the young Pulitzer-Prize winner Caroline Shaw.