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

​Save time by purchasing your tickets in advance. Visit stamfordmuseum.org. 

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 rsvp@stamfordmuseum.org 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.

Square One Theatre - The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky

05/03/2018 to 05/20/2018

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

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky features one actor portraying every character in a small Jersey shore town unraveling the story of Leonard Pelky, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year old who has gone missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, Leonard becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town's citizens question how they live, who they love and what they leave behind. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky opens Thursday, May 3 and continues through Sunday, May 20, 2018.

STAMFORD MUSEUM PRESENTS SPRING ON THE FARM FESTIVAL 2018!

05/05/2018 to 05/05/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, 11 am – 3 pm, Rain or Shine

Welcome Spring with Activities and Outdoor Fun for Everyone

  • Live Farm and Wild Animal Demos – Meet Our Newest Farm Babies
  • Arts and Crafts – Gardening, Flower and Planting Activities and Sales
  • Tasty Food Truck Fare – Live Music – Face Painting – Games – Characters – More Surprises

Tickets in Advance thru May 4 or At the Gate. Daily admission: Members $5, Non-members $10. Family Plus and Director’s Circle Members Free. To reserve or for more information call 203 977-6521 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org/springonthefarm

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events

Stamford Symphony Presents: WORLD STAGE RECITAL-STEPHEN HOUGH, PIANIST

05/05/2018 to 05/05/2018

Stamford Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 2033254466.

Program Highlights:

Debussy Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque)

Debussy Images Bk II

Schumann Fantasie op. 17

Debussy La terrasse des audiences au clair de lune (Préludes Bk II)

Debussy Images Bk I

Beethoven Sonata in F minor op. 57, Appassionata

"A virtuoso who begins where others leave off" is how Stephen Hough was described by the Washington Post. Mr. Hough is commended for his mastery of the instrument along with an individual and inquisitive mind which has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.

Stamford's Palace Theatre

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Ct.

$25.00 - $76.00

CALL FOR BEST SEATS 203 325-4466 orwww.stamfordsymphony.org

Westport Arts Center -Concert

05/11/2018

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

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.: Simon Mulligan with the Simon Mulligan Trio will traverse the worlds of Jazz and Classical with a unique interpretation of The George Gershwin Songbook.

Outdoor Adventures: Heckscher Farm Evening Tour

05/11/2018 to 05/11/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Ever wondered what the animals do when the farmers go home? Join us for a special after-hours tour of Heckscher Farm and visit with some of your favorite animals after the gates close. We'll go in-pasture with our baby goats, see where the horses and sheep sleep, make a treat for our pigs, and more! End our tour with some vanilla ice cream with SM&NC's own maple syrup. Limited to 25 participants. Recommended for 4 and up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203 977-6521 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events

Astronomy Nights: InSight Lander - Katherine Troch

05/11/2018 to 05/11/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on InSight Lander, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Viewing is recommended for ages 5 and up. Programs are recommended for ages 7 and up. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more information call 203 977-6536 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events

Art After Dark - Live DJ & Drawing in the Galleries

05/18/2018 to 05/18/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Start off your weekend with a night of creating, mingling, adult libations, and fun! Get inspired by our current exhibition Birds in Art 2017. Enjoy a live DJ and video performance by artist Michael Barraco, grab a drink and sketch in our museum galleries. Wine and small bites will be served. Artists of all skill levels are welcome, basic art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own materials! Drinks and small bites will be served | Ages 21+. Members: $20 | Non-members: $25. Director's Circle: FREE. For more information visit www.stamfordmuseum.org, call Jan Parry 203-977-6536 or jparry@stamfordmuseum.org

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers unique adult programming that brings together friends, ideas, and experts from near and far for fun and engaging evenings.