New Canaan Dog Days

06/08/2014

Cherry Street Shopping Center - 107 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.972.7000.

A FREE day of activities for dogs and their human companions on Cherry Street in New Canaan. Cool Dogs in Hot Rides parade at noon. Human/Pet Fashion Contest with winners for best matching and best theme costumes.  Pet Food & Supplies drive to provide supplies for STARelief Pet Assistance in Stamford and PAWS Shelter in Norwalk. Bring a donation of pet food or supplies and be entered to win prizes. PLUS ... fun contests, music, food, pet cooling center, photo areas, exhibitors, dog agility/obstacle course, etc.  Volunteers and exhibitors invited. For more information: topdogs@newcanaandogdays.com

Ice Cream Social - New Canaan Historical Society

06/08/2014

13 Oenoke Ridge, Rte. 124, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

Old fashioned Sunday afternoon with special demonstrations of spinning and weaving as well as Colonial music, activities for children, antique and classic cars on display and lots of ice-cream.  1-4 p.m. Join us for cake and ice cream, listen to the Town Band, visit all of the museums, and have a great time on the lawn seeing the antique and classic cars!

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Explore Woodlands Cemetery

06/09/2014 to 06/09/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

Woodlands Cemetery is one of the first Park cemeteries in America. Led by Renee Kahn, founder of The Neighborhood Preservation Program and nationally known preservation consultant and author, we will take a step back into Stamford history as we walk through the peaceful and picturesque grounds and hear stories of its past. Meet at the entrance to the cemetery at 66 Woodland Place at 11:15 am. Lunch will be on your own. Reservations by June 2. Free of charge. For more information visit www.stamfordjcc.org, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or e-mail cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org

Street Seats in Stamford Downtown--Art in Public Places

06/10/2014

243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-348-5285.

On Tuesday, June 10., 2014 from 5:30PM to 8PM please join us for the Opening Night Celebration of Street Seats in Stamford Downtown Art In Public Places.  Cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception at Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa.  Tours will be conducted throughout the evening to view the Benches in Stamford Downtown. Call for tickets.

Greenwich Historical Society Program: Two Gilded Ages: Is Hisory Repeating Itself?

06/10/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Two Gilded Ages: Is History Repeating Itself? Lecture by Dr. Jackson Lears  For some years, historians have called the period between the late 1980s and the 2010s a second Gilded Age, sharing many similarities with the 1880s through the 1910s. Both eras were characterized by unregulated economic expansion, flagrant corruption on Wall Street, growing class divisions, the concentration of wealth within a conspicuously consuming elite and a series of imperial adventures (or misadventures) abroad.  Dr. Jackson Lears will examine the parallels and differences between the two eras to explain why the growth of inequality 100 years ago provoked widespread demands for reform among the populace (and even the well-to-do) while contemporary comment on the situation is largely absent. Lears was educated at the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina and Yale University, where he received a Ph.D. in American studies in 1979. He has taught at Yale University, the University of Missouri and New York University, and is now Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and Editor in Chief of the quarterly review Raritan. He is the author of No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981) and Fables of Abundance: a Cultural History of Advertising in America, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History in 1995. Q to follow. Refreshments will be served. Tuesday, June 10, 2014; 7:00 to 8:00 pm The Storehouse Gallery will open at 6:00 pm to allow for a pre-lecture viewing of the exhibition.Book sale and signing from 8:00 to 8:30 pm Vanderbilt Education Center Members: $10; nonmembers: $15.

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture-Securing the West:

06/10/2014

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

7:00 to 8:00 pm Vanderbilt Education Center Members $10; nonmembers $15 Reserve call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. he decades between the1980s and the 2010s hold a remarkable similarity to those between the 1880s and the 1910s, both periods characterized by unregulated economic expansion, flagrant corruption on Wall Street, growing class divisions, the concentration of wealth within a conspicuously consuming elite and a series of imperial adventures (or misadventures) abroad. Dr. Jackson Lears will examine the parallels and differences between the two eras to explain why the growth of inequality 100 years ago provoked widespread demands for reform among the populace (even among the well-to-do, motivated then by a paternalistic sense of responsibility), while contemporary comment on the situation is largely absent.

Wilton Historical Society Booked for Lunch

06/10/2014

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

Booked for Lunch, discussing "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin" by Jill Lepore, Tuesday, June 10, 12-1:30pm

Bruce Museum Lecture Series A New Era of Deep Ocean Exploration: Advancing Discoveries and Technology

06/10/2014

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

7:30 pm The Museum presents a three-part series of programs exploring the underworld of the deep sea! Lectures are free to members, $5 for non-members, advance reservations suggested by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376.

DSSD & INFOBPT presents Recess on Mcevy Green - Lunchtime + Art + Music + Games + Recess Bridgeport

06/11/2014

938 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT

Wednesdays and Fridays noon - 2 p.m. McLevy Green.  Rain Location:  Arcade Mall.  Grab your lunch, some coworkers, and enjoy lunch on the green. Make the hour a gret one with music and engaging entertainment. 

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - Lecture: Edith Wharton's Gilded Age: Fiction and Architecture by historian Richard Guy Wilson

06/11/2014

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

On Wednesday, 11 a.m.  Prof. Richard Guy Wilson, will give a talk entitled, Edith Wharton's Gilded Age: Fiction and Architecture. This lecture will explore Edith Wharton's interest in the visual arts and how her houses impacted her fiction. One of the most celebrated American authors, Edith Wharton and her best-known novels-House of Mirth, Custom of the Country, and Age of Innocence-portrayed the complexities of American life during the Gilded Age. A book signing courtesy of Elm Street Books in New Canaan will follow the lecture.  This will be the second in a series of lectures entitled, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion: Seventy-Four Years of Culture - Art, Life, and Love, 1864-1938 by curators and experts in the field of Victorian era material life. The lectures are $25 for members, $30 for non-members per session. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The price includes lecture, lunch, and a first floor Mansion tour.  Lunch is courtesy of Michael Gilmartin's Outdoor Cookers.  The chair of the Lecture Committee is Mimi Findlay of New Canaan. Please call (203) 838-9799, ext 4 or email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com for a discount package for the six remaining lectures.