Bruce Museum - Look and See: Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art

02/20/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm A program especially 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 and then make their own “snow” bookmarks. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your names and event date to info@brucemuseum.org .

Bruce Museum - The Fields of Margraten: Bitter Harvest

02/20/2013

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

6:30 p.m. In 1944, the Netherlands town of Margraten had 1,300 residents. By V-Day their lives had been changed forever after a US Army company of 280 African-American servicemen were commanded to take over much of their farm lands and dig the largest American and Allied forces cemetery in World War II, interring over 28,000. The evening will feature a Q&A with the last surviving gravedigger, New Fairfield resident Jeff Wiggins, who was interviewed during the making of this sobering documentary. TV Interview with Jeff Wiggins. $20.

Audubon Greenwich Winter Film Event: "Seeds of Freedom & Genetic Roulette"

02/22/2013

613 Riversville Rd., Glenbrook, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Audubon Greenwich's Winter Film Event: Films about Food & Sustainability--"Seeds of Freedom & Genetic Roulette"--Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 pm. The GMO-free and labeling movements are active and determined to retake control of the global food system and two films explain the issues at hand. 'Seeds of Freedom' charts the story of seed from diversity-rich farming systems to its transformation into a monopolized commodity. 'Genetic Roulette' exposes never-seen-before-evidence that points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to disease in people, pets, livestock, and lab animals eating genetically modified soybeans and corn. In partnership with Slow Food Metro North & and GMO leaders from the region. Reception start at 6:30 pm. $15/adult & $5/under 21.

Bruce Museum - Night at the Museum

02/22/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

Come dressed in your pajamas to the Bruce Museum on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, for Night at the Museum. This will be a fun, activity-filled and family-focused event with proceeds benefitting children's education and scholarship programs at the Bruce. Individual tickets are $75 per adult and $25 per child (children under 3 are free). Patron level tickets which include special benefits will be available for $250, $500, $750 and $1,000. For more information or to receive an invitation, please contact Jen Bernstein, Special Events Manager, at 203-413-6761 or jbernstein@brucemuseum.org

Audubon Greenwich Hosts Coastal Birding at Read Sanctuary & Playland Lake

02/23/2013

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Coastal Birding at Read Sanctuary & Playland Lake--Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 8:00am - 12:00 pm.Survey this great refuge for over-wintering ducks, herons, shorebirds, hawks, and other birds. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. $15/person. Ride in Audubon van or carpool.

Discovery Museum - African American History Month Celebration

02/23/2013

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Presented in partnership with the P.T. Barnum Museum and The Klein Memorial Auditorium Saturday February 23, 2012 In honor of Black History Month, the Museum is focusing on storytelling and its role in documenting the history and culture of African-Americans. We will bring together professional storytellers with those in the community who want to share their personal stories. Free admission to the Museum will draw hundreds of visitors; the 2012 event attracted more than 600. In collaboration with the Discovery Museum, the Barnum Museum will showcase an exhibit related to P.T. Barnum’s role in the abolition of slavery in Connecticut. The Klein Memorial Auditorium plans to show the award-winning play Black Angels Over Tuskegee, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen - six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Force.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Hosts Wonderland Children's Ball--Norwalk

02/23/2013

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606 Ext. 247.

On February 23, 2013 from 6 to 8:30PM the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk will hold the Wonderland Children's Ball.  Everyone in the family is invited to don their best to dance, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, learn ballroom steps, pose for pictures in a play-size igloo or a life-size snow globe, and tour the museum.  Registration is required and space is limited.

Winter Wonderland Children’s Ball at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

02/23/2013

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606 .

6:00 – 8:30 pmCalling all little princes and princesses! Dress up in your finest, make a crown, learn ballroom moves from the experts and pose for the paparazzi at this magical evening. Registration required. Members $10/person. Non-members $12/person.

Stepping Stone Museum for Children Around the World Performance Series

02/23/2013

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

2:00 pm. Karim Nagi. In a highly participatory and entertaining program, Egyptian artist Karim Nagi demonstrates the depth of Arab art through music and dance.

Fairfield Museum - Reception & Lecture: Men of Colour, To Arms

02/24/2013

370 Beach Road, (I-95, Ex. 22), Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Reception & Lecture: Men of Colour, To Arms! February 24, 2013 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Event 1 Hour Suggested Donation: $5.
The call to arms from impassioned abolitionist Frederick Douglass echoed the overwhelming sentiments of nearly 190,000 colored troops that joined the Union cause for the promise of freedom. David Koch, Assistant Professor of History at Housatonic Community College and David J. Naumec, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, will discuss the colored troops before and after the Proclamation. Koch will discuss the 29th and 30th Connecticut regiments, which saw service in the Civil War and ushered in an era of sweeping change in the state's treatment of its African-American citizens. Naumec will examine the role of people of color in the Northern and Southern military prior to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and how their presence in Union and Confederate armies helped shape the perceptions and policies of politicians and military leaders. This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Fairfield Museum