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.

Outdoor Adventure: Extreme Maple Syrupping

02/05/2018 to 02/26/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903.

Sunday, February 25,2018, 3-4:30 pm

Limited enrollment; pre-registration only. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Call 203.977.6521 to register.

Members: $5/per person | Non-members: $8/per person

Join us for a special behind the scenes look at our Maple Syrupping operation and get to help with some of the daily tasks that go into turning our sap into syrup! Help to collect sap and measure how much sugar is in it, learn to use our auger to drill tap holes, tour our sugar bush, and more! See the process of turning sap into syrup with our evaporator and do a taste test of the different grades to see which one you prefer! We'll end our program with a special treat featuring our own maple syrup! Meet at the Maple Sugar House.

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. 

Save time by purchasing your tickets in advance!

Visit stamfordmuseum.org 

Winter Break Out Day: Winter on the Farm

02/05/2018 to 02/20/2018

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

Monday, February 19,  11am-3pm . Enjoy a day of special programs and self-guided activities for all ages!Discover what is happening on Heckscher Farm in the winter. Visit our Maple Sugar house and see how the season is progressing, complete a farm scavenger hunt, try your hand at spinning wool, and meet some of the residents of Heckscher Farm! Make your own butter, create some great crafts, and join us at 2:30 for one of our favorite winter treats- vanilla ice cream with SM&NC'c own maple syrup. 

Registration is not necessary. SM&NC Members: Free    Non-members: Included with gate admission

Bruce Museum - Bruce Beginnings

02/08/2018

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

9:45 – 10:45 am. Bruce Beginnings Jr. This hour-long program provides a welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers ages 10 – 24 months and their caregivers through hands-on play and exploration. Sessions are inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibits. Free with admission, but space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival.

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 kevin@amblerfarm.org.

The Palace Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!

02/09/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

8 pm. The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Planographic Printing: A Crash Course in Aluminum-Plate Lithography

02/09/2018 to 02/11/2018

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

10-4. Aluminum-Plate lithography is a variation on traditional stone lithography. Some advantages of the aluminum plate are the expedience of image processing, the lighter weight of the matrix, and the ability to print on either an etching press or a lithography press. Participants will produce 1-3 images over the three-day workshop, able to be pulled in small editions. In this workshop, a variety of drawing methods and materials will be covered.

The Palace Close to You The Music of The Carpenter

02/10/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

8 pm. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters' beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters classics with Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters.