SM&NC Picnic Perfect Nights

07/17/2013 to 07/17/2013

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

Wednesdays, July 17 - 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. 

Jones Family Winery-Rustic Dinner on the Terrace Sip & Savor Series: Greek-style Grill


606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Our Sip & Savors offer guests a light-hearted yet knowledgeable education on pairing foods and wine. Our chef prepares a farm-style family supper, which we enjoy with four wine tastings. We discuss the culture and flavor basics of what we are eating and drinking with our wine educator, a Jones farmer, and our chef. $65. 

Stamford Alive@5


Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

5 p.m. Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons, Wynonna & The Big Noise, The Dirty Gems, Roses & Revolutions. 

Alive@Five, Rules for 2013 NEW THIS YEAR: Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted. No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter. Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth. NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years of age or older. $15 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter. Metro North will be vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws. Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine. Restricted Items Attendees cannot enter with backpacks or large bags, coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Security professionals at all entry portals will ensure that all attendees are free of any of these items.

Philip Johnson Glass House Conversations in Context


199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866-811-4111.

Peter Eisenman, Founder + Principal, Eisenman Architects; Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice, Yale School of Architecture + Cynthia Davidson, Founding Editor, Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City. Events take place from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on select Thursdays throughout the tour season, which runs from May 2 through November 30, 2013. Conversations in Context tickets ($150 per person) may be purchased online at or via phone at 866-811-4111. Space is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended.

Audubon Greenwich ~ Family Pond Exploration


613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

10:00-11:30 am Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment will be provided. All ages welcome but space is limited. No equipment needed. Just a sense of wonder. Please RSVP to Hannah at or leave a message in the store: 203-869-5272 x221. National Audubon Members: Adults $3.00/Children and Seniors $1.50 & Non-members: Adults $5.00/Children and Seniors $3.00 (Note: Program fees include admission to the Center, Gallery and trails).

Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting an Animal Adoption Event and Pet Boutique


225 Beacon Point Road , Stratford, CT

On  Saturday, July 20th from 11:00am-4:00pm.  Animal Adoption Event and Pet Boutique at The Stratford Animal Control Facility. For more information, please visit our website or call.

New Canaan Nature Center - A Midsummer Night's Dream Hike


144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577 x20.

7:30 - 9:00 P.M. Come and enjoy the magic of the midsummer night at the Nature Center. With our meadows aglow with fireflies, the frog chorus singing softly and the warm balmy breezes of July, this night hike will inspire all ages!! Join our Naturalists as we search for woodland creatures and other enchanted mysteries of the evening! Program will include a guided night hike throughout the Nature Center grounds and some refreshing lemonade to stay cool on a hot summer night. We will wrap up the evening with the opportunity to meet & greet some of NCNC's most mysteriously unique animal ambassadors! Members: $6/person / Non-Members: $10/person.

Beardsley Zoo -at Sherwood Island State Park- Hot Reptiles: Cool Nights


Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT

6 p.m. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is traveling to Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center to enjoy some cool nights with hot reptiles. Our live animal program will explore the little-known world of these prehistoric survivors and introduce families to beautiful and endangered reptiles from around the world. These programs are sure to engage, educate and inspire! The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

Chairish Ridgefield! Decorate an Adirondack Chair! Fundraiser


9 Bailey Ave., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5992.

Join Ridgefield celebrities, artists, businesses, clubs and individuals and show your Ridgefield Spirit! All entrants will be provided with a plain folding wooden Adirondack chair. Decorate your chair however you like - be creative! All entries will be on display July 20th at Summerfest. The chairs will then be auctioned to benefit Destination Ridgefield, a non-profit organization formed by the Chamber of Commerce to help benefit the town. Prizes and awards will be awarded for several categories. Visit the website for more information. 

48th Annual Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale New Canaan


Elm Street from Main to Park and Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203) 966-2004.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 -  9:00am - 5:00pm Rain or Shine.