Beardsley Zoo Barnum Birthday Bash at the Zoo

07/05/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

Noon - 1:00 pm. Don't miss the 203rd Barnum's Birthday Bash in celebration of P.T. Barnum, famed showman, philanthropist, and one of Bridgeport's best-known citizens at Connecticut's only zoo. The party will feature a hilarious stage show, "Barnum's World of Wonder and Magic," which will educate and entertain. Learn how Barnum changed the face of entertainment, not only in America, but internationally. Show and clown noses free with zoo admission. Rain or shine.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - JAPAN

07/06/2013

Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

2:00 pm. Creative Kids – Be inspired by Japanese food and become a chef. Create a children's version of sushi called "Sushi sandwich".

Bruce Museum - First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point and First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center

07/07/2013

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

9 a.m. Bring binoculars. Meet near concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. Park Pass required for entry to Greenwich Point. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings and Audubon Greenwich. Free. For information, call weekdays 203-413-6756.  First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Join us for this family-friendly event held on the first Sunday of every month. Programs in the series focus on an array of topics including the animals and plants observed in Long Island Sound, current environmental concerns and issues facing our local estuary, the history of Greenwich Point, and much more! Bruce Museum is spearheading these collaboratively organized programs with regional organizations that work towards a sustainable future for Long Island Sound and surrounding watershed.  The Bruce Museum Seaside Center, located in the Innis Arden Cottage. Participation in programs is free but a Town of Greenwich beach pass is required for entry to Greenwich Point during the summer season. Please contact Peter Linderoth, plinderoth@brucemuseum.org for details.

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Summer Sunday Evening Concerts—Galvanized Jazz Band

07/07/2013

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a relaxing night of great music on the lawn. The Galvanized Jazz Band is a dynamic group of Connecticut musicians devoted to the energetic performance of hot dixieland, New Orleans jazz, blues, rags, stomps and classic popular songs from the past century. Members $5,non -members $10. Children under 12 are free. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org

 

Burning of Fairfield Walking Tour

07/07/2013

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598..

The Fairfield Museum and History Center will host its annual Burning of Fairfield Walking Tour from 4 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 7th, the actual date of the destruction of Fairfield by British troops in 1779. The tour, which brings to life this exciting piece of Fairfield's history, will include stops at various homes on or adjacent to the Historic Town Green with actors portraying prominent citizens, according to Walt Matis, Museum volunteer coordinator. The Burning of Fairfield Walking Tour will begin at the Museum, 370 Beach Road, and will take place rain or shine. The cost is $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members. To register for the Walking Tour, please call 203-259-1598.

Wilton Historical Society - Colonial Camp

07/08/2013 to 07/12/2013

224 Danbury Road , Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

Go back in time and learn about life in historic Wilton. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about Colonial America, through historic artifacts and hand-on activities. Each session will consist of different activities including crafts, trades, and games. A snack will be provided daily. There is a limit of 12 campers per session. Camp is led by a certified teacher and three assistants. 9am-12:30 pm Monday-Friday. Cost per child per session: $225 members | $250 non-members

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Picnic Perfect Nights

07/10/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Wednesdays, July 10 - August 28, 5 - 8 pm (weather permitting) Grab your picnic dinner and blanket and join us on Wednesday nights for some "after-hours" outdoor fun at the SM&NC. We'll be open late each Wednesday to allow visitors to enjoy a beautiful summer evening on our grounds. Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, the Meadow, the Gift Shop, and our nature trails will be available to enjoy. Members: Free | Non-Members: $20 per vehicle. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


Bruce Museum - Printmaking with Old Masters!

07/10/2013

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

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm. This program is designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition Dürer, Rembrandt and Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly and then create their own relief prints. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free.

Stamford JCC, Israeli Tzofim Friendship Caravan Summer Concert

07/10/2013

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0961.

On Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They're back! Direct from Israel and back by popular demand is a live performance by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan! Don’t miss this electrifying performance by ten professional Israeli teen entertainers as they rock the stage in Stamford during a stop on their annual tour throughout the US and Canada. These amazing young adults will share their lives in Israel through song, dance and story, as they bring a message of peace. Children and adults alike will love this show! Free To The Community. To register, please call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more information call Tal Benshahar at 203.487.0961, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail tbenshahar@stamfordjcc.org

 

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - Lecture On 19th Century Decorative Arts

07/10/2013

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext 4.

The decorative arts in the age of discovery will be examined at a lecture entitled  "Technology and Invention in 19th-century Decorative Arts" to be held at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum on Wednesday, July 10 beginning at 11:00am.  
This is the third in a series of lectures at the Mansion on “Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era.”  The lectures are $25 for members, $30 for non-members per session.  The price includes lecture, lunch and choice of a Mansion or exhibit tour.  Lunch is courtesy of Michael Gilmartin's Outdoor Cookers.  The chair of the Lecture Committee is Mimi Findlay of New Canaan.  To reserve a seat, please contact the Mansion by July 3rd at 203-838-9799, ext. 4. For more information on tours and programs, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com ,e-mail info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.