Greenwich Historical Society An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich

12/11/2017 to 04/15/2018

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

This exhibition will explore the history of the Jews of Greenwich within the broader context of the history of the town and the nation. Beginning with the question of why Jews chose to settle in Greenwich and how they gained an economic foothold, the exhibition will explore the experience of Jewish families living and working in Greenwich for more than a century. It will examine how they, like other immigrants, struggled with the pull to integrate into American society and yet also remain distinct. And it will look at how they, as well as other minorities in Greenwich, have contributed to the larger community despite experiencing periods of discrimination and restrictions on worship, employment and housing opportunities. Although the lion's share of the growth of Greenwich's Jewish community began in the 1960s (today about 11 percent of the population is Jewish), the tale really begins with the mass exodus of Jews from Eastern Europe to America between 1880 and 1920. The stories of those who sought to build new lives here–emblematic of larger historical themes–will be told through photographs, artifacts, archival documents, ephemera and first-person accounts. The exhibition will also explore the little-known fact that there were Jewish property owners in Greenwich as far back as Colonial times. An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich will be curated by Dr. Ann Meyerson, a nationally recognized independent museum curator who most recently co-curated The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World (October 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017) at the New-York Historical Society.

Silvermine Guild of Artists Group Show Artists Talk

12/12/2017

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT

6 pm. Please join Silvermine Galleries, Tuesday, December 12th at 6pm for an artist talk with the following Guild Group Show Artists:

Beardsley Zoo -Zoo Tots

12/12/2017 to 12/13/2017

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

(10:30 am) -- Zoo Tots. This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session is entitled "Garden Critters." The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. Participants may sign up for either day. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Meet Santa and friends

12/12/2017 to 12/17/2017

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

Daily. Santa and Friends 11:15am –  12:15pmMeet Santa and friends.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Elf Workshop

12/12/2017 to 12/14/2017

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

Elf Workshop - Sock Snowman 2:15pm – 3:15pm. Make a gift: Make a plush snowman complete with scarf and snowcap!
For children ages 3 and over. Limited space – Tickets are $1 members and $3 non-members.

Beardsley Zoo -- Zoo Tots

12/12/2017 to 12/13/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

10:30-11:15 am. 10:30-11:15 am. This program for children ages 22 months to 4 years accompanied by one adult includes a short activity, live animals and a simple craft. This month's theme is Who Eats What. Cost is $10 for one member and child, $15 for one non-member and child. To register, email programming@beardsleyzoo.org or call 203-394-6563. Space is limited and program fills up quickly. Register early to secure your spot!

Holiday Window Salute in Stamford Downtown

12/13/2017 to 12/31/2017

Stamford, CT

Stroll around Stamford Downtown to see our beautifully holiday decorated storefronts.Then vote for your favorite storefront and be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate to a downtown restaurant, courtesy of Stamford Downtown.

Bridgeport pop-up market

12/13/2017

999 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT

10-3. Margaret E. Morton Government Center.  33 registered vendors that will be selling their hand-crafted goods and wares.Customers at the market will be able to purchase items handmade jewelry and clothing to faith-based books and educational toys and games, just before Christmas time.

Menorah Lighting in Trumbull

12/13/2017

77 Mount Pleasant St, Trumbull, CT

The Mishkan Israel Day Camp will once again light a Menorah in celebration of the Chanukah holiday in Trumbull – on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2017 AT 6:00 P.M. Many participants are expected at this year's events. This year marks the 28TH year that Mishkan has been lighting the Menorah in Fairfield, the 32nd in Easton & Trumbull, the SIXTH-annual in Monroe, and the 72nd year of serving the entire Fairfield County region by providing vital programs and assistance to those in need. This yearly event is held in conjunction with the holiday of Chanukah to facilitate an awareness of this joyous holiday. EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND ARE FREE-OF-CHARGE. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED, MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, SPECIAL CHILDRENS PROGRAM – A TRULY FUN TIME FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Avon Theatre THE SHAPE OF WATER

12/14/2017 to 12/16/2017

272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

Thursday December 14, 2017 - 7:15PM Friday December 15, 2017 - 4:45PM, 7:15PM, 9:45PM Saturday December 16, 2017 - 11:45AM, 2:15PM, 4:45PM, 7:15PM, 9:45PM. From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.