Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's Going On This Weekend?

Summer has arrived...and so have the events. Here's what's going on this weekend:

June 12-14 - Mystic
Sea Music Festival, Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave. (Rte. 27) One of the world’s premier maritime music events. Featuring nationally and internationally renowned performers who carry on the classic traditions of the Golden Age of Sail. Admission: Museum admission, evening concerts additional. Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., plus evening concerts. (888) 973-2767

June 12 - Norwalk
Family Fun Night with Madeline. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Mathews Park, 303 West Ave.
Evening includes pizza, hands-on activities, story time and the children can get their picture taken with Madeline. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Admission: $12.00 www.steppingstonesmuseum.org (203) 899-0606

June 13 - Varied

Connecticut Open House Day. Cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state will open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover and rediscover Connecticut's fascinating world of art, history, and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives. Click here for Henry Whitfield Museum details and here for CT Open House Flyer. For details of all the places to visit on June 13 visit http://www.ctvisit.com/featured.aspx?id=65 1-888-CTVisit

June 13 - Cheshire
Barker Cartoon Museum Grand Re-Opening. The Barker Cartoon Museum, 1188 Highland Avenue. Grand Re-Opening- Open to the public from Noon to 4 o'clock. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 & under, free to children 2 & under. Noon to 4:00 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 & under, free to children 2 & under www.barkermuseum.com (203) 699-3822

June 13 - Cheshire
Strawberry Festival, First Congregational Church on the Green (Rte. 10). Old-fashioned festival with fresh strawberry shortcake, lunch, musical entertainment, games, activities for children, pony rides, petting zoo and antiques and collectibles show. Admission: Free. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (203) 272-5323

June 13-July 18 - East Haddam
"All the Comforts of Home", Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River St. Live theater presented by the East Haddam Stage Company performing a Victorian Drawing Room comedy by William Gillette. Also performed at East Haddam Historical Society, 264 Town St. at 3:30 p.m. Admission Charged. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. (860) 873-3521

June 13 - Hartford
Juneteenth Celebration. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. Juneteenth is the oldest celebration marking African American freedom and achievements. ARTivities include make your own five-dollar bill, create a costume, join in the scavenger hunt, enjoy a guided tour of the Museum. Radio Disney games from noon to 1:30; Art in Motion, a community dance performance from 1:30 to 3:30. Event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free. (860) 278-2670

June 13 - Meriden
Jimmy Fund Plant Sale/Craft & Vendor Fair Kelly and Gary Fuerstenberg's House, 76 Applewood Dr. Fundraiser for The Jimmy Fund. Superhero Parade at 11:30 a.m. Kids should come dressed as a superhero. Children's activities, plant sale, crafters and vendors. Free. 9 am-2pm
KellyCooks07@cox.net (203) 440-3092 www.jimmyfundwalk.org/kfuerst

June 13 – Middlebury
School Music Festival. Quassy Amusement Park, Rte. 64. School bands and orchestras perform throughout the afternoon. Noon-6 p.m. Admission: Parking $5. www.quassy.com (203) 758-2913

June 13 – Middlefield
Strawberry Fest at Lyman Orchards, Jct. Rtes. 147 & 157. Activities include a strawberry scavenger hunt, pie eating contests, food tastings, strawberry treats, live music and more great family fun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free. www.lymanorchards.com (866) 349-6015

June 13 – Milford
Captain Kidd Treasure Hunt, Downtown Milford. Treasure hunt throughout the downtown area features a treasure map, free booty, lots of entertainment, and of course Captain Kidd and his pirates and wenches. Admission: Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (203) 878-2625

June 13- New Haven
Footprints in the Sand Lighthouse Point Park-2 Lighthouse Road New Haven. 3rd Annual Walk -Walk in the Memory of Someone You Love. Free event/refreshments served. 1pm-5pm free sandra_watts@sbcglobal.net (203) 889-6205

June 13 & 14 - Brooklyn
Bears & Bison Powwow & CT Open House. Creamery Brook Bison, 19 Purvis Rd, Brooklyn. Powwow with grand entry @ 12 :30, Birds of Prey 11 - 12 both days. Wagon ride to see bison Saturday ONLY @ 12 & 1:30. Open 10AM - 5PM. Powwow Admission. $5, under 14 FREE, Ride Admission $7.50, under 12 $6. www.creamerybrookbison.net 860-779-0837

June 13 – 27 New Haven
International Festival of Arts & Ideas at various locations throughout the New Haven area. An internationally renowned festival featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders who engage with a diverse audience to celebrate and build community. Admission: Most events free. www.artidea.org
(888) ART IDEA (888-278-4332)

June 14-New London
“Gifts”. Palmer Auditorium at Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London. Connecticut Dance Continuum, under the direction of L’Ana Burton, features “Gifts,” a unique dance concert that presents an opportunity to view a wide spectrum of contemporary dance from young students to seasoned professionals. Tickets: $10. 4 PM. Free Seating available for needing families. This concert celebrates CDC’s 20th anniversary. Call 860-439-2831 to reserve.

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