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Fairfield Out & About - July/August




6.17 The Bruce Museum’s annual iCreate exhibition highlights the outstanding creative art of regional high school students. From June 17 through July 30, the show includes approximately 40 jury-selected artworks competing for cash prizes, along with a digital presentation of all entries. The two-dimensional, original works are created in oil, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, pastel, traditional printmaking forms, mixed media, and original hand manipulated digital art.


7.2 Fairfield fireworks by Grucci are a treasured tradition, and people fill the beaches beginning early in the day. It all happens July 2 at Jennings and Penfield Beaches at 5 pm with explosions around 9:15 pm. Entertainment at Jennings will be held from 6 pm - 8:45 pm by the Sand Jam DJ and Marvin Parsons, and at Penfield from 6:45 pm to 9 pm by Silver Steel Band and the Caribbean.


7.8 Party like it’s 1759 and join Fairfield Museum experts for a guided tour of the historic Sun Tavern from 6 to 8pm on July 8. Learn about tavern life from of the Museum’s history experts while enjoying food, drink, and colonial entertainment.


7.15 The 44th Westport Fine Arts Festival returns on July 15 and 16, showcasing local artists’ work; all art is available for purchase. There will be presentations and activities for artists in the making. The festival includes rest points downtown, and in the brand new Bedford Square courtyard, there will be cocktails and entertainment. 


7.15 Isn’t it time to learn a little more about your town’s history? Learn more with a walk through the historic green. Stop by on July 15 to hear about Fairfield’s witch history and see where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy.


7.17-7.21 Want to teach your kids the value of service? Then check out the Summer Service Workshop at Pequot Library. It runs from July 17 to July 21, 9-12. Kids will learn about a new country in need, and work on projects such as packaging blanket kits for hospitals, boxing books, making jump ropes, and more. The cost is $185 for members, $215 for non-members.


7.23 Having a “wow” dinner table often comes down what is in the center. On July 23rd, learn how to create your own floral centerpiece in Evelyn Lee’s Butternut Gardens three hour hands-on workshop. The workshop costs $84 and is limited to 10 participants but must have at least 4 participants to run. You will be leaving with an arrangement perfect for a summer table or a special gift—and some new skills as well.


5.27-9.4Ever wonder why flamingoes have pink feathers or why they stand on one leg? Crowds will be flocking to The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk to find out. You can get up close and personal with these iconic pink birds at a special exhibit until Labor Day. And these aren’t just any ordinary flamingoes—they’re the larger species of Chilean flamingo, which stand four to five feet tall and sadly, are considered “Near Threatened” due to human impact on their natural habitat. The flamingo exhibit is free with Aquarium admission.

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November 2017

Calling all tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science club members, authors, artists, students, entrepreneurs, crafter, and makers of any kind—join us this November for the...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
varies
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C. Parker Gallery, Greenwich Connecticut’s most prestigious fine art gallery, is proud to announce its presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection. The collection is on exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
C. Parker Gallery
409 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Road Show Company
Telephone: 844-990-9500
Contact Name: Tiffany
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This band evades neat categorization, coming in with Celtic influences blended with bluegrass and folk sensibilities to create a sound that... well, we'll stop there because...

Cost: Price:$28 No Member Discount

Where:
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes,...

Cost: Price:$27.50 / $30 Day Of - Standing Room Only, Limited Seating First Come First

Where:
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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In honor of Veterans Day and the WWI Centennial, the Norwalk Historical Society will be hosting a free lecture: "From Lima Beans to Libraries: How Food and Books Helped Win the Great War"...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall St.
Handicapped parking on site only. All others follow signs to overflow parking across the street.
Norwalk, CT  06851
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Sponsor: Norwalk Historical Society
Telephone: 203-846-0525
Contact Name: Samantha Kulish-Fargione
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
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Favorite memories, reminders and images of home are on display at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery. “Memories Of Our Town,” features art in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06897
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203- 831-9063
Contact Name: maritime garage gallery
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
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Come and join Green Village Initiative in celebrating urban agriculture and healthy eating in Bridgeport! Tickets are $75 and all proceeds from this evening directly support GVIs programs:...

Cost: $75

Where:
Trattoria 'A Vucchella
272 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT  06604
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Sponsor: Green Village Initiative (GVI)
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At age 18, Doyle Bramhall II was recruited by the Fabulous Thunderbirds to hold down the guitar slot thanks to a recommendation from Stevie Ray Vaughan. Since that early break he has...

Cost: Price:$38 Members Save:$3 /tckt

Where:
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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The Magpie Salute is an exciting new band that features musicians who have played together for decades throughout various projects and share a musical bond. The band brings Rich Robinson, the...

Cost: Price:$48 Standing Room Only, Limited Seating First Come First Serve Members Sa

Where:
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Favorite memories, reminders and images of home are on display at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery. “Memories Of Our Town,” features art in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06897
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203- 831-9063
Contact Name: maritime garage gallery
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
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Join us for a FREE lecture! In the U.S. today, over 40 million men and women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis or osteopenia.  Whatever your age, the habits you adopt now can affect your...

Cost: Free

Where:
HSS Stamford Outpatient Center
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT  06902
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Sponsor: HSS
Telephone: 203-705-2956
Contact Name: Pamela Villagomez
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Favorite memories, reminders and images of home are on display at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery. “Memories Of Our Town,” features art in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06897
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203- 831-9063
Contact Name: maritime garage gallery
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Join us for a free tour of our permanent collection which includes European and American paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as a group of African, and Pre-Colombian objects. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bellarmine Hall
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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On Thursday, November 16th the Housatonic Museum of Art will present a fascinating lecture entitled “Pirates: Fact & Fiction” with historian, John R. Wright.    The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT  06604
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Sponsor: Housatonic Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-332-5052
Contact Name: Robbin Zella
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The 'dudes are back! The original lineup reunites for their 13th appearance at FTC - a special one-night performance in The Warehouse this November. Ah, The Subdudes -...

Cost: Price:$48 Members Save:$5 /tckt

Where:
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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The Norwalk Historical Commission and the Norwalk Historical Society will be unveiling three exhibitions: “The History of Fodor Farm”, “Saving Fodor Farm” and “Fodor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fodor Farm
328 Flax Hill Road
Norwalk, CT  06854
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Sponsor: Norwalk Historical Society
Telephone: 203-846-0525
Contact Name: Samantha Kulish-Fargione
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Favorite memories, reminders and images of home are on display at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery. “Memories Of Our Town,” features art in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06897
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203- 831-9063
Contact Name: maritime garage gallery
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
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Celebrate a Fairfield tradition from the early 1800s. Before Thanksgiving, friends and families visited neighbors, sampling a variety of pies at each house. As the revelers moved on, they grew...

Cost: Suggested Donation: $5; Seniors & Students: $3

Where:
Ogden House
1520 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT
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With IT'S YOUR LINE NOW you don't just watch the show, you're a part of it. Isaacs and Baker have spent years honing the craft of improvisation and the result is a one gut-wrenching...

Cost: Price:$29 No Member Discount

Where:
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Earle long ago established himself as a first-rate singer-songwriter, living up to his legacy as the son of one of the world’s great songwriters, Steve Earle, and the namesake of another,...

Cost: Price:$28 / $32 Day Of No Member Discount

Where:
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield , CT  06824
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Favorite memories, reminders and images of home are on display at the City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery. “Memories Of Our Town,” features art in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06897
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203- 831-9063
Contact Name: maritime garage gallery
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
Contact Name: Front Desk
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Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel Looking to get your hands dirty and learn how to use the potter’s wheel? Try Clay...

Cost: $50

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573
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What could be more welcoming than a fragrant, handcrafted herb wreath to greet your guests this holiday season? Join nationally renowned herb expert, Sal Gilbertie, for a do-it-yourself...

Cost: $45 for CAS members; $50 for nonmembers

Where:
The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfiel
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 120-325-96305109
Contact Name: Jane Guenther
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Saturday, November 18 at 10am at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Curator Alan Goldberg will give a guided tour of the New Canaan Modern Architects: 50 years of Achievement 1947-1997 exhibit. Set...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave.
New Canaan , CT  06840
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Please join us at the Westport Arts Center for the Westport Artists Collective Pop Up Show! The show will be on view from Wednesday, November 15 - Saturday, November 18, and will feature fifteen...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT
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Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind clay art for holiday gift-giving...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573
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St Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT strives to be the state's premier Catholic, College Prep School. The Maroon & Gold Gala celebrates the school's strong community and...

Cost: $150.00

Where:
The Waterview
215 Roosevelt Dr
Monroe, CT  06468
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Sponsor: St Joseph High School, Trumbull
Telephone: 203-378-9378
Contact Name: Dawn Handwerker
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Every year since 1993, on the weekend before Thanksgiving, volunteers have gathered to put together and deliver baskets with a complete Thanksgiving dinner to families in need in the greater...

Cost: $10

Where:
581 North Washington Avenue
, CT
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"The Great War and the United States Home Front" is part of the Pages from Pequot Special Collections series of changing exhibitions highlighting Pequot Library’s Special...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
Contact Name: Front Desk
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