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Lucky to ski local



Let’s be honest: Our gentle Berkshires is  short on vertical drop and big mountain views. And our definition of the word “powder” would send a seasoned Colorado skier into paroxysms of giggles. 

But here’s where we excel in the snow-country sweepstakes: Almost every resident of Berkshire County lives within a half-hour’s drive of one of our six ski areas. With four offering night skiing between three and seven times a week, many of us can squeeze in a few runs after school or work.

While all share certain similarities—they’re all proud of being family friendly, and each tries to turn snow-making into an art—each area is quite different. And it’s well worth leaving your home mountain once in a while to discover the different features, challenges, and amenities of each. 

After last year’s warm and nearly snowless winter, snow lovers are hoping that the tables turn this year. Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, here’s your guide to the Berkshire’s skiing spots. 

Berkshire East  /  Charlemont 

The Lowdown: Five miles over the Berkshire-Franklin county line, Berkshire East is a favorite for north-county skiers. The same size as Jiminy Peak in Hancock, it has more of a local vibe, with lower prices and fewer people. 

Stats and Facts: 1,180’ vertical; 44 trails; 6 lifts: 2 quads, 1 triple, 1 double, 2 surface lifts.

The Wow Factor: Berkshire East just edges out Jiminy for the biggest vertical drop of our six local areas. With a 500-KwH solar facility and a 900-KwH wind turbine, it is the only ski area in the world to generate 100 percent of its electricity from onsite renewable energy. 

Bragging Rights: Plenty of steeps and moguls keep a black-diamond skier happy, and the glades here have more tree skiing than anywhere else in the area. 

Family Fun: This is the region’s four-season adventure hub, so check out information about rafting, the adventure park, bike trails, the mountain coaster, and more. 

berkshireeast.com

Bousquet  /  Pittsfield

The Lowdown: The only ski area in the country within city limits, Bousquet is also one of America’s oldest ski areas. Beginning in 1935 with a rope tow in a farm field, it soon grew to be what the  Hartford Courant called (with maybe just a hint of local favoritism?) “one of America’s finest ski developments.” 

Stats and Facts: 750’ vertical; 24 trails; 5 lifts: 3 double chairs, 2 magic carpets. 

The Wow Factor: Little slope, big heart—the ski school and racing program have produced five U.S. Olympians.  

Bragging Rights: Roberto’s Chute, with high moguls and icy troughs, is a short screamer but delivers a seriously thrilling ride. 

Family Fun: Daily night skiing (except Sunday), plus the in-town location, means Mom and Dad can drop kids off for after-school skiing—giving junior racers plenty of practice. There’s also tubing.

bousquets.com

Butternut  /  Great Barrington

The Lowdown: This local family favorite takes pride in extensive snowmaking and meticulous grooming. Even in a low-snow year, Ski Butternut manages to put out perfect corduroy day after day. 

Stats and Facts: 1,000’ vertical; 22 trails; 10 lifts: 3 quads, 1 triple, 1 double, 4 carpets and a Poma surface lift.

The Wow Factor: Two lodges and a spread-out base area give Butternut plenty of room for warming up, hanging out, and grabbing some hot soup. Families flock here because of the comfy feel and tons of variety for beginners and intermediates. 

Bragging Rights: You need a special pass (apply with an online test) to use the terrain park. Then fly over the jumps and ride the rails as your ability and nerves allow.

Family Fun: The terrain-based learning area is sculpted with bumps and banks that gently nudge beginners to speed up, slow down, turn, and stop. There’s also a moving-carpet-served tubing run. 

skibutternut.com

Catamount  /  South Egremont (MA) and Hillsdale (NY)

The Lowdown: It’s the closest Berkshire ski hill to the New York metropolitan area, but lift lines are rarely more than five minutes long. Locals say Catamount has the biggest variety of trails and challenges in south county. 

Stats and Facts: 1000’ vertical; 36 trails; 7 lifts: 1 quad, 1 triple, 2 doubles, and 3 magic carpets.

The Wow Factor: Ski two states in a single day—the area sits smack on the New York-Massachusetts border. For the longest run in the Berkshires (two miles of mixed blue and green), connect Ridge Run at the summit with Upper and Lower Promenade.

Bragging Rights: Catamount’s signature Catapult run is billed as the steepest slope in the Berkshires, and one of the steepest slopes in the East. You’ve been warned!

Family Fun: The entire east side of the mountain is dedicated to blue and green slopes, including a junior-level terrain park and a newly opened patch of intermediate glade skiing. Evening and night skiing (Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) are popular with teens and tweens. 

catamountski.com

Jiminy Peak  /  Hancock

The Lowdown: The biggest Berkshire ski area, Jiminy Peak has a full-service, big-resort feel, with slope-side vacation-home rentals, a country inn at the base, and the Hendrick’s Summit Lodge at the peak— the only one in the county. 

Stats and Facts: 1,150’ vertical; 45 trails; 9 lifts: 1 high-speed six-seater,  2 quads, 3 triples, 1 double, and 2 surface lifts. 

The Wow Factor: Jiminy tries to open first and close last, so you can squeeze in a few more runs here when every other place is closed. The first ski resort in North America to generate power from its own 1.5-megawatt wind turbine, Jiminy has just added solar panels to its renewable-energy program. And it’s one of only two local areas (Catamount is the other) to participate in STRIDE, an adaptive program for skiers with physical or cognitive challenges.

Bragging Rights: Polish your skills on the steeps of 2,500-foot-long, double-black-diamond Jericho. Try to throw a few turns in while you’re at it.

Family Fun: In addition to a full-service ski school, snowshoe trails and a mountain coaster keep non-skiers entertained. There’s also daycare for little ones.

jiminypeak.com

Otis Ridge  /  Otis 

The Lowdown: This sweet, non-intimidating area is the perfect place to introduce a family to skiing—and it has some of the lowest prices around.

Stats and Facts: 400’ vertical; 10 trails;  4 lifts: 1 double, 1 T-bar, 2 rope tows.  

The Wow Factor: Some of the trails follow old carriage roads twisting and turning through the woods. There’s also a surprising little headwall that can wake you up if you aren’t paying attention. 

Bragging Rights: When’s the last time you rode a T-bar or a rope tow? Do you even know how? You can brush up your retro skills here. 

Family Fun: There aren’t any confusing junctions, and all the trails funnel back to the main lodge, so even young children can ski unsupervised—and gain the confidence to move on to bigger hills.

otisridge.com

DEALS
Lift tickets are most expensive on weekends and holidays when everyone wants to be skiing. Each Berkshire ski area offers a variety of deals: special discount days, season passes, multiple-pass discounts; senior, military, child, and student discounts; weekday or online specials; lesson-pass-rental packages; and season-pass discounts at area restaurants and other ski areas. (Always ask if your pass earns a discount at another ski area.) Check websites before you go. Also check out liftopia.com, which runs daily deals and discounts for ski areas nationwide.


Border Patrol 
Our six traditional Berkshire ski areas are only the tip of the iceberg. The Northeast offers different experiences for skiers of all levels—and many are just a short drive, a daytrip or weekender away. Here’s a sampling: 

Blandford Ski Area, MA:  Just west of Otis, Blandford is between the size of Otis and Bousquet, so it offers another family-friendly option close to home. Owned and operated by the Springfield Ski Club, it’s one of the oldest in the country. skiblandford.org

Hermitage Club, VT: We have yacht clubs and golf clubs; why not ski clubs? At this exclusive slope in Vermont’s Deerfield Valley, skiers pay hefty membership fees but enjoy non-existent lift lines and empty slopes, even on the busiest holidays. hermitageclub.com

Killington, VT: “The Beast of the East” encompasses Killington and Pico Peak next door, spreads over six mountains, and has more skiable acres (1,977), more lifts (29), and enough terrain parks to keep even the most die-hard riders surprised and challenged.  

Lake Placid, NY: A three-hour drive from Pittsfield, this Olympic site has the biggest vertical in the East— and the 15th biggest in all of North America. Learn what it feels like to ski 3,216 feet of vertical in a single run down Whiteface Mountain. whiteface.com

Mount Snow, VT: 1,700 feet of vertical bumps this resort into the “big mountain” category and the closest one to the Berkshires—less than two hours away. One of the largest fleets of lifts in the East, including the Bluebird Express, a high-speed six-pack with a “bubble” to protect riders from the elements. mountsnow.com

Thunderbolt Trail, MA: Are you a hotshot, a double-black-diamond, ice-be-damned, who-needs-grooming daredevil? Then head to the historic, backcountry Thunderbolt Trail. You’ll have to climb to the summit of Mount Greylock with all your gear—then find your way down on a wing and a prayer. Or enjoy it the sane way and just watch the annual race, held in March when snow permits. thunderboltskirun.com

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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
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Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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Come and see the wonderful artwork by Litchfield students! Litchfield Center School students have been working on identifying and       creating a variety of lines,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
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Tuesdays. Ages 13 and up. Multi-instrumentalist, teacher and performer Rob Sanzone will teach ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs from many musical genres. A limited number of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissey Road
Great Barrington , MA  01230
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Sponsor: Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Telephone: 4135282810, ext. 31
Contact Name: Kristen
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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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February School Break! A fairy tale about overcoming obstacles and the power of true love, Frozen is a sweet, magical film filled with great music, likable characters, and striking effects. Bring...

Cost: $7

Where:
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA  01230
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Blast in for a theme-based tale or two, fingerplays, and songs on Monday mornings through February 27. For 24 – 36 months. Free, but registration is required. Register at...

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Children's Department
Website »

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Ridgefield Restaurant Week, February 20-26, 2017 Break up the winter doldrums with a great meal at a great price during Ridgefield Restaurant Week!  From February 20th through 26th,...

Cost: See Special Offers box on DestinationRidgefield.com

Where:
Participating Restaurants
Ridgefield, CT  06877


Sponsor: Ridgefied Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 203-438-5992
Contact Name: Jennifer Zinzi
Website »

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As We Are! is an exhibit held at the Westport Arts Center from Jan 27 to March 11 that offers personal yet anonymous messages centered around "I am more than___" that allow us to explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westport Arts Center
51 riverside ave
Westport, CT  06880
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Sponsor: Westport Arts Center
Telephone: 203.222.7070
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Look of Love features the jazz music from artists like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Duke Ellington. It will have toes tapping and heads bobbing to familiar favorites. With excellent vocals,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
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Genesis Revisited With Classic Hackett 2017 US Tour Former Genesis guitarist and prog-rock legend Steve Hackett returns with an exciting new show! Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic...

Cost: $75

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Telephone: 203-438-5795
Contact Name: Paloma Hutton
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The Katonah Museum Artist Association announces their upcoming exhibit, titled Chance.  The exhibit will feature artists chosen at random with their creations selected with...

Cost: Free

Where:
School House Library
3 lee Rd
Croton, NY  10519
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Sponsor: Katonah Museum Artist Association
Contact Name: Mary Parker

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Alberto MURILLO’s works are stunning.  His surfaces exude the certitude of a seasoned technician who worships craft and its refined distillation. Influenced by the vibrant culture of his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canfin Gallery
39 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY  10591
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Sponsor: Canfin Gallery
Telephone: 914-332-4554
Contact Name: Jean-Claude Canfin
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  Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals! This Winter over 20 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several...

Cost: Lunch range from $10.17, $15.17 or $20.17; dinner from $15.17 $25.17 or $35.17

Where:
Stamford
, CT


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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
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Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
Website »

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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Website »

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Come and see the wonderful artwork by Litchfield students! Litchfield Center School students have been working on identifying and       creating a variety of lines,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
Website »

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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Blast in for a theme-based tale or two, fingerplays, and songs on Monday mornings through February 27. For 24 – 36 months. Free, but registration is required. Register at...

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Children's Department
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Ridgefield Restaurant Week, February 20-26, 2017 Break up the winter doldrums with a great meal at a great price during Ridgefield Restaurant Week!  From February 20th through 26th,...

Cost: See Special Offers box on DestinationRidgefield.com

Where:
Participating Restaurants
Ridgefield, CT  06877


Sponsor: Ridgefied Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 203-438-5992
Contact Name: Jennifer Zinzi
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A package goes missing on Caroline's stage coach trip. Discover what travel on the stage coach was like in Early America as we discuss the book The Travelers Tricks, A Caroline Mystery on Thursday,...

Cost: $7 members; $10 non-members

Where:
Litchfield History Museum
7 South Street
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Litchfield Historical Society
Telephone: 860-567-4501
Contact Name: Megan Olver
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Keeler Library is looking for submissions from local artists (Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties)  to be exhibited in a benefit for the library at Saint James church in North Salem...

Cost: $25

Where:
keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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Join us for our first opening of 2017, Divergent Expressions, featuring paintings by Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker. Their pieces vary between local spots around the Berkshires and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street
Lee, MA  01238
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Sponsor: Good Purpose Gallery
Telephone: 413-394-5045
Contact Name: Amy LeFebvre
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On October 24, 1503, Leonardo da Vinci received the key to the “Hall of the Pope” in the Florentine church of Santa Maria Novella, to use as a workshop in which to execute the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine Hall
Fairfield University
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Fairfield University Art Museum
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Lauren Williams
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Come to Pequot Library to celebrate the magic of the Harry Potter series. This is a chance to share classics in an informal “pizza-eating, on-the-floor rap session.” For...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Christine Catallo
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As We Are! is an exhibit held at the Westport Arts Center from Jan 27 to March 11 that offers personal yet anonymous messages centered around "I am more than___" that allow us to explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westport Arts Center
51 riverside ave
Westport, CT  06880
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Sponsor: Westport Arts Center
Telephone: 203.222.7070
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Please join The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Postmasters for a conversation with William Powhida, Zoë Charlton, Mostafa Heddaya, Kendra Jayne Patrick, Seph Rodney, and Magdalena Sawon...

Cost: Free, registration preferred by February 21.

Where:
Postmasters Gallery
54 Franklin Street
New York, NY  10013
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Sponsor: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Telephone: 203-438-4519
Contact Name: Emily Devoe
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For more than 30 years Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business. His versatile career has covered television, film, stage, animation and author with his 2009 memoir...

Cost: $87.50

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Telephone: 203-438-5795
Contact Name: Paloma Hutton
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The Katonah Museum Artist Association announces their upcoming exhibit, titled Chance.  The exhibit will feature artists chosen at random with their creations selected with...

Cost: Free

Where:
School House Library
3 lee Rd
Croton, NY  10519
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Sponsor: Katonah Museum Artist Association
Contact Name: Mary Parker

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Alberto MURILLO’s works are stunning.  His surfaces exude the certitude of a seasoned technician who worships craft and its refined distillation. Influenced by the vibrant culture of his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canfin Gallery
39 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Canfin Gallery
Telephone: 914-332-4554
Contact Name: Jean-Claude Canfin
Website »

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  Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals! This Winter over 20 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several...

Cost: Lunch range from $10.17, $15.17 or $20.17; dinner from $15.17 $25.17 or $35.17

Where:
Stamford
, CT


Website »

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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

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Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
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Thursday, Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23 Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: Emily Dickinson—Pushing The Envelope, 10:30 – noon. Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series...

Cost: free

Where:
Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton
Wilton, CT  06897
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Sponsor: Wilton Library
Telephone: 203-762-3950
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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
Website »

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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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Art in Nature explores various drawing and painting techniques using reference from the nature world.  The class will venture out into the spacious and wooded Westmoreland property to gather...

Cost: $115 to $140

Where:
Westmoreland Sanctuary
260 Chesnut Ridge Rd.
Mount Kisco, NY  10549
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Telephone: 914-666-8448
Contact Name: Westmoreland Sanctuary
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Come and see the wonderful artwork by Litchfield students! Litchfield Center School students have been working on identifying and       creating a variety of lines,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
Website »

More information

Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

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Celebrate the start of a winter weekend with a snow-inspired painting workshop. Add paint to the top of your page, and experiment with different motions, tools, and toys to make your paint drip and...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Telephone: 203-438-4519
Contact Name: Emily Devoe
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Blast in for a theme-based tale or two, fingerplays, and songs on Monday mornings through February 27. For 24 – 36 months. Free, but registration is required. Register at...

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Children's Department
Website »

More information

Ridgefield Restaurant Week, February 20-26, 2017 Break up the winter doldrums with a great meal at a great price during Ridgefield Restaurant Week!  From February 20th through 26th,...

Cost: See Special Offers box on DestinationRidgefield.com

Where:
Participating Restaurants
Ridgefield, CT  06877


Sponsor: Ridgefied Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 203-438-5992
Contact Name: Jennifer Zinzi
Website »

More information

Keeler Library is looking for submissions from local artists (Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties)  to be exhibited in a benefit for the library at Saint James church in North Salem...

Cost: $25

Where:
keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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Students in grades 6-7 are invited to join the Weston Public Library for an escape game! Escape games consist of using your surroundings to find clues that will get you closer to finding the key to...

Where:
Weston Public Library
56 Norfield Road
Weston, CT
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Telephone: 203-222-2665
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As We Are! is an exhibit held at the Westport Arts Center from Jan 27 to March 11 that offers personal yet anonymous messages centered around "I am more than___" that allow us to explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westport Arts Center
51 riverside ave
Westport, CT  06880
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Sponsor: Westport Arts Center
Telephone: 203.222.7070
Website »

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1Berkshire Young Professionals Annual Event, Back in Time Bash! Presented by: 1Berkshire & Berkshire Museum 1Berkshire Young Professionals are kicking off another great year with our...

Cost: $10 for BYP members, $15 for guests & Cash Bar!

Where:
Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA  01226
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Sponsor: 1Berkhsire
Telephone: 4134642524
Contact Name: Darcie Sosa
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Come to the Katonah Library this weekend to see the 2016 Academy Award nominated Short Films. This Friday you can see the nominated Animated Short Films at 7:30 PM. Stay for wine and Hors...

Cost: $15 ahead of time/ $20 at the door

Where:
Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY
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Telephone: 914-232-3508
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WHAT: "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers," a play by John Logan. Meet Hollywood’s first female super-agent: Sue Mengers. Her clients were the biggest names in show...

Cost: $30-$55

Where:
Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT  06851
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The Katonah Museum Artist Association announces their upcoming exhibit, titled Chance.  The exhibit will feature artists chosen at random with their creations selected with...

Cost: Free

Where:
School House Library
3 lee Rd
Croton, NY  10519
View map »


Sponsor: Katonah Museum Artist Association
Contact Name: Mary Parker

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Alberto MURILLO’s works are stunning.  His surfaces exude the certitude of a seasoned technician who worships craft and its refined distillation. Influenced by the vibrant culture of his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canfin Gallery
39 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Canfin Gallery
Telephone: 914-332-4554
Contact Name: Jean-Claude Canfin
Website »

More information

  Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals! This Winter over 20 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several...

Cost: Lunch range from $10.17, $15.17 or $20.17; dinner from $15.17 $25.17 or $35.17

Where:
Stamford
, CT


Website »

More information

Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

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Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
Website »

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Buzz on in, share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft through February 24. For ages 3 – 5. No registration required. Free and open to the public. 3 to...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Children's Department
Website »

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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
Website »

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Waddle around to nursery rhymes, fingerplays, music, and a simple story on Friday mornings through February 27. For 12 – 24 months. Free, but registration is required. Register at...

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Children's Department
Website »

More information

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Website »

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      Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel   Looking for something relaxing, creative and...

Cost: 50

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573
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Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Nancy Yates
Website »

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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Mark Devlin’s “Studies” Opens February 25 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Reception February 25, 12pm-2pm Born in Salem, Ma. in 1961, Mark first started...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Gunn Memorial Library
Telephone: 860-868-7586
Contact Name: Sharon Morrissey
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Blast in for a theme-based tale or two, fingerplays, and songs on Monday mornings through February 27. For 24 – 36 months. Free, but registration is required. Register at...

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Children's Department
Website »

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Melanie Cecilio MENU: Paella Valenciana- seafod dish from Valencia province of Spain Manchego with Membrillo-  manchego cheese with quince jam Croquetas de jamon y...

Cost: $75per person - Full Participation

Where:
The Silo
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: The Silo
Telephone: 860-355-0300
Contact Name: kim Prange
Website »

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Ridgefield Restaurant Week, February 20-26, 2017 Break up the winter doldrums with a great meal at a great price during Ridgefield Restaurant Week!  From February 20th through 26th,...

Cost: See Special Offers box on DestinationRidgefield.com

Where:
Participating Restaurants
Ridgefield, CT  06877


Sponsor: Ridgefied Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 203-438-5992
Contact Name: Jennifer Zinzi
Website »

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Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder...

Cost: $25 / $18 students

Where:
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA  01230
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Telephone: 413-528-0100
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The Norwalk Historical Society is hosting the family program, “Quilt Stories”, in celebration of Black History Month. Families will learn about African American folk artist, Harriet...

Cost: $3.00

Where:
Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Ave.
Norwalk, CT  06851
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Sponsor: Norwalk Historical Society
Telephone: 203-846-0525
Contact Name: Samantha Kulish
Website »

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Keeler Library is looking for submissions from local artists (Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties)  to be exhibited in a benefit for the library at Saint James church in North Salem...

Cost: $25

Where:
keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

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Coming to the Main Stage at the Warner Theatre.... This BRAND NEW musical based on the bestselling book by Mary Pope Osborne takes the stage and features students of the Warner Theatre Center...

Cost: $15.50.

Where:
Main Stage - Warner Theatre
68 Main St
Torrington, CT  06790
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Sponsor: Lufkin Family Foundation
Telephone: (860) 489-7180
Contact Name: Warner Theatre
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From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre. DANCIN’ BROADWAY is a multi-media...

Cost: Adult $25 | Child $20

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
10 E Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: Paloma Hutton
Telephone: 203-438-5795
Contact Name: Paloma Hutton
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Melanie Cecilio MENU: Soupe à l’oignon- Onion Soup Gratin Dauphinois- A rich gratin of sliced potatoes and cream Duck Confit Express-A poached duck with sauce...

Cost: $85 per person - Full Participation

Where:
The Silo
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: The Silo
Telephone: 860-355-0300
Contact Name: kim Prange
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The Cooper & Smith Gallery hosts an opening reception with the artist for Skyward: Skyscapes by Sheila Kramer. Light fare and live music. The paintings of Sheila Kramer are...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
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Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
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As We Are! is an exhibit held at the Westport Arts Center from Jan 27 to March 11 that offers personal yet anonymous messages centered around "I am more than___" that allow us to explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westport Arts Center
51 riverside ave
Westport, CT  06880
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Sponsor: Westport Arts Center
Telephone: 203.222.7070
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If you have an alibi, please join us for a play reading, directed by Nancy Ponturo. The talented actors will be Nancy and Bob Ponturo, Heather and Frank Whaley, Julia Levo, Don Striano, Dorothy and...

Cost: These performances cost $40 per New Pond Farm member and $50 per Non-member

Where:
New Pond Farm Education Center
101 Marchant Road
Redding, CT  06896
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Telephone: (203) 938-2117
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Take a virtual vacation in California's sunny Sonoma County through the wines it's so famous for! This guided tasting of Wine Geeks' favorite Sonoma Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinafandel,...

Cost: $35

Where:
Wine Geeks Armonk
559 Main Street
Armonk, NY
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Telephone: 914-273-9463
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Join Anna for an evening of Himalayan Salt Therapy. The evening will consist of immersion into Sound, Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Peace. In the Himalayan Salt cave, Anna will be playing Crystal...

Cost: $65

Where:
Saltana Cave, LLC
590 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT
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Telephone: 203-969-4327
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WHAT: "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers," a play by John Logan. Meet Hollywood’s first female super-agent: Sue Mengers. Her clients were the biggest names in show...

Cost: $30-$55

Where:
Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT  06851
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Rene Lopez returns to The Barn with his incredible band, for a night of Funky Soul and Rock. Photo Credit* Gino Alejandro

Cost: $15

Where:
The Barn at Egremont Village Inn
17 Main Street
South Egremont, MA  01258
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Sponsor: The Barn
Contact Name: Jenny Rubin
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The Katonah Museum Artist Association announces their upcoming exhibit, titled Chance.  The exhibit will feature artists chosen at random with their creations selected with...

Cost: Free

Where:
School House Library
3 lee Rd
Croton, NY  10519
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Sponsor: Katonah Museum Artist Association
Contact Name: Mary Parker

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Alberto MURILLO’s works are stunning.  His surfaces exude the certitude of a seasoned technician who worships craft and its refined distillation. Influenced by the vibrant culture of his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canfin Gallery
39 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY  10591
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Sponsor: Canfin Gallery
Telephone: 914-332-4554
Contact Name: Jean-Claude Canfin
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  Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals! This Winter over 20 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several...

Cost: Lunch range from $10.17, $15.17 or $20.17; dinner from $15.17 $25.17 or $35.17

Where:
Stamford
, CT


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Portrait and landscape painter Diane Dupuis is teaching a new class this winter at the Washington Art Association & Gallery. Winter provides the perfect opportunity for painters of all levels...

Cost: $165. mbr. $230 non-mbr

Where:
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington, CT  06794
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Sponsor: WAA
Telephone: 860.868.2878
Contact Name: Barbara Von Schreiber
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The Bedford Hills Farmers’ Market, a project of the community group Bedford Hills LIVE, is unveiling its Second Annual Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10am....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bedford Hills Train Station
Depot Plaza
Bedford Hills, NY  10507
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Telephone: 917.951.3588
Contact Name: Vanessa Pahucki

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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
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Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from...

Cost: $25

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573
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Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Nancy Yates
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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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