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.

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.

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.

Westport Country Play House Lettice and Lovage

05/30/2017 to 06/17/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 888-927-7529.

Tony Award nominee for Best Play, by the author of Amadeus "Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!" Miss Lettice Douffet can't help but exaggerate the dreary history of Fustian House, one of the least stately of Britain's stately homes. But when she's caught creating outrageous stories about the house's historical past, she incurs the wrath of Miss Lotte Schon, an inspector for the Preservation Trust. Neither woman will meekly step aside as their battle rapidly turns into a devilish friendship and a series of escapades that make Lettice's original fancies pale in comparison. This hit comedy by the author of Amadeus is delectable.

Barnum Festival Pub Crawl

06/01/2017

Black Rock, Bridgeport, CT

Eat, drink, and be merry! Join us for a day of fun hitting the hot spots of historical Black Rock. There will be plenty of libations, food and drink specials, music, raffles, and fun. Each attendee must purchase a wristband* 21 and over only. All proceeds will benefit Barnum Festival activities and scholarships. Bar Crawl Itinerary: Hub & Spoke: 5-6pm Event Kickoff!, Tautog Tavern: 6-7pm, Fire Engine Pizza Co.: 7-8pm, Smitty's of Black Rock: 8-9pm, Brennan's Shebeen Irish Bar and Grill: 9-10pm & Afterparty *Pricing: Drinking wristbands = $25.00, Designated Driver = $10.00 (Includes free soda) Wristbands available for purchase day of for $30. Wristbands purchased online require pickup at The Cardinal Shehan Center. 1494 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Pickup Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday

Greenwich HIstorical Society Roll It: A Special Screening of Jim Henson’s Commercials and Experiments

06/01/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

7 pm - 8:30 pm. In this manic mini film fest, curator Craig Shemin will tee up and comment on a mind-blowing series of shorts, crazy commercials, experiments and other rarities from the Henson vault, including an industrial film for Wilson's Meat ("Must be seen to be believed"), excerpts from experimental TV programs The Cube and Youth 68', and Time Piece, an eight-minute Academy Award-nominated masterpiece that showcases Henson's innovative editing, visual thinking and talent for making music out of everyday sounds. Special attention will be devoted to work done while the Hensons lived in Greenwich, including scenes shot in town.