Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids at the Wilton Historical Society

05/20/2017

Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11:00 – 12:30. Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids session will feature the preparation of a cheese soufflé with ramps. Museum Educator Lola Chen will be talking with the children about ramps, foraging for food, and how to master a soufflé. Members: $10; Non-members $15. Space is limited --- please register by contacting info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Westport Historical Society hosts Adams Academy Open House

05/20/2017

5 Morningside Drive North , Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

The Adams Academy on 15 Morningside Drive North in Westport will be open for visitors on Sunday, May 20 from 1 – 3 pm. Join the historical society to see an authentic school house and discover the unique way students learned in the 19 century. Try your hand at cup-and-ball and other games from the period and view costumes students would have worn on their 2 mile walk to school. Practice your penmanship on slate boards and read from hornbooks, and if you're brave try on the infamous dunce cap.
The school house will be open free of charge for the afternoon, so join WHS in celebrating one of the treasures of our town and drop in for a visit.

Weir Farm Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginners

05/20/2017

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1896.

10 am - 4 pm. This Impressionist Painting Workshop, taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright, is designed for beginning artists interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting to take part in the ongoing artistic legacy of creating art inspired by Weir Farm's stunning landscape. Participants are responsible for bringing their supplies and must be able to handle their equipment for field work. Workshops will include introductory classroom lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant's artwork. Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot!

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

Westport Historical Society Adams Academy Open House

05/20/2017

15 Morningside Ave North, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

1 - 3 pm. In conjunction with the "Westport School Days 1703-Present" exhibit, Westport's 1837 one-room school house, Adams Academy, 15 Morningside Drive North, will be open for visitors. Join the historical society to see an authentic school house and discover the unique way students learned in the 19th century. Try your hand at cup-and-ball and other games from the period and view costumes students would have worn on their 2 mile walk to school. Practice your penmanship on slate boards and read from hornbooks, and if you're brave try on the infamous dunce cap. The school house will be open free of charge for the afternoon, so join WHS in celebrating one of the treasures of our town and drop in for a visit.

Westport Historical Society Tax Credit for Historic Preservation

05/20/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

10 am - 12 noon. Alyssa Lozupone, Architectural Preservationist of the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, will provide an overview of The Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program with a Workshop here at the Historical Society. Ms. Lozupone will explain the application process and examples of rehabilitation work. The workshop will provide homeowners all the tools they need to put together a successful Tax Credit application. Marc Lotti, who is using the tax credit on his Westport home, will be available for questions.

Audubon Center at Fairfield Trees All Around Us

05/20/2017

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

10:30 am - noon. Can't tell an oak from a maple? A sassafras from a witch hazel? Then this is the walk for you! Explore the trees of the Sanctuary while learning basic tree identification skills. It's not just leaves that tell the story of a tree's identity. Get a closer look at bark texture, twigs and leaves using a hand lens and scan the tops of the trees with binoculars. Along the way discover fun facts and native lore about trees. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars. This event is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. Pre-registration is required. Members $2/person, non-members $4/person. To register online click here or call 203-259-6305 ext. 109. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - ATW: Performance

05/20/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

2 pm - 3 pm. New Inca Son performing A Day in the Andes Mountains

Bruce Museum’s 32nd Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

05/20/2017 to 05/21/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10 am - 5 pm  The Outdoor Crafts Festival runs rain or shine from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the grounds of the Museum. Over 70 artisans, many new to the show, gather to share their unique talents and crafts at this nationally recognized event. Juried exhibitors specialize in ceramics, wearable and decorative fiber, glassware, wood kitchenwares and furniture, jewelry and more - all available for purchase. The Festival also includes demonstrations, activities for children, international cuisine, and live musical performances on both days.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Central Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruises

05/20/2017

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

Venture out for a rare close-up look at five historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound! Participants aboard R/V Spirit of the Sound will make passes by five century-old beacons: Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses in Norwalk, Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield and Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light. All the lighthouses are on the National Register of Historic Places. The 5-hour cruise departs at 10 a.m.