Beardsley Zoo - Picnic Presentations every Thurs. and Sun. @ Noon

06/27/2017 to 09/10/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Every Thursday and Sunday through the summer enjoy a live animal presentation at noon. Meet select zoo ambassadors and their expert caregivers in the Zoos Peacock Pavilion Picnic Grove. Alls showtimes subject to change.

Open Mic/Jam Night at Freese Park Norwalk

06/27/2017 to 08/29/2017

22 Main St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.

7-10 pm. House band will provide back-up, amps, keyboard and percussion instruments if needed. Bring a blanket and a chair. Located on the corner of Wall and Main Streets. Features musicians from a 50-mile radius that come to showcase their talent. Sign up sheet at 6:30 pm. Weather dependent. Not being held on July 4.

Norwalk Seaport Association Cruise to Sheffield Island

07/01/2017 to 07/31/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

In July visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $25.00 adults ... $15.00 children ages 4-12 ... FREE children ages 3 and younger. Check website for dates and times. Most days the vessel goes out at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm. Tickets online or by phone. Reservations suggested.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Summer Stars Planetarium Shows- Sundays

07/09/2017 to 08/20/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Sundays, July 9 - August 20, 2 - 3 pm. Join us to search the summer night sky ... during the day! Discover some of the common constellations of the summer and the stories behind them. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors will open 15 minutes before scheduled program. Recommended for ages 5 and up. No strollers, please. Shows start promptly; no late admission. Parents must accompany children. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Stamford Museum and A Day in a Farmer's Life - Tuesdays

07/10/2017 to 08/15/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Tuesdays, July 11 - August 15, 10 - 10:30 am. Learn about the day-to-day life on Heckscher Farm by taking a peek at some of the different chores that have to be done throughout the year. We might milk goats, wash and card wool, create enrichment items for one of our Farm animals, or walk a donkey. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Heckscher Farm Animal Meet & Greet

07/10/2017 to 08/14/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

2:30 - 3 pm. Mon., Wed.-Sat. Do you know the difference between a llama and an alpaca? Have you ever given a pig a belly rub? Join us each week for an up-close look at one of our farm animal groups. Discover how we care for and enrich our animals' lives, and have a chance to touch them, too! One animal/animal group per week. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Summer Corn-ucopia! Wednesdays

07/12/2017 to 08/16/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16, 3:30 - 4 pm. Celebrate our a-maize-ing new exhibit, MAIZE: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain, by exploring the curious case of corn. Each week we'll discover the importance of corn, how it has been used, who likes to eat it, how to cook it, and why this ancient grain continues to surprise us. We might cook corn muffins over the campfire, learn how to grind corn, meet some animals that eat corn, create a corn craft, or plant some corn relatives to take home. Meet in the Stamford Museum galleries.. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission

The Glass House Julian Schnabel

07/13/2017 to 08/14/2017

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.594.9884 .

The Glass House proudly presents Julian Schnabel: "Paintings that I hope Philip and David would like," an intimate survey showcasing Julian Schnabel's prolific painting career. Over the course of the exhibition period, the Painting Gallery panels will rotate three times to present paintings selected by the artist. Each rotation will feature six works from different periods of the artist's career. The third and last rotation, Paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, feature works from the Glass House's Permanent Collection. Collected by both Philip Johnson and David Whitney, these works are on view from July 13th to August 14th.

Beardsley Zoo - National ZooKeepers Week

07/16/2017 to 07/27/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

Keeper Days: Tues., July 18, Wed. July 19 and Thurs. July 20. Get to know some of the zookeepers that care for the animals here. Meet different keepers each day in front of their exhibits, ready to answer all your questions. Find out more about being a zookeeper and the dedication each keeper brings to the job of keeping the animals healthy and happy.

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Patrol Week

07/17/2017 to 07/21/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 - 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members.Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.