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The Glory of Spring

Flowers lead the way to this bountiful garden season



Illustration by Becky Heavner

This is the season for which gardeners have been yearning, the time when all the down-and-dirty drudgery of last fall’s turf-tinkering pays off in springtime splendor, causing the heart to swell, the spirits to soar (and the aching rhomboids to become re-acquainted with analgesics). 

May and June are the most magical months in the horticultural calendar. Flowerbeds burst with luminous blooms; honeyed scents perfume the mild air; and winter’s dreary dormancy at last gives way to lush new life. Indeed, spring can be looked upon as the early childhood of the growing season, to be sweetly savored before the young things romp into unruly adolescence (requiring limit-setting in the form of dead-heading), then acquisitive adulthood (with plants duking it out for nutrients and sunlight, best dealt with by division), and finally retirement (with seeds dropping to impregnate the earth for another chilly confinement). 

The sequence of springtime flowering is a wonder to behold, beginning with the bulbs. The earliest are the Snowdrops and dwarf Iris (March), followed by large Crocus, Daffodils, and Grape Hyacinth (April). But the bulbous lineup in May is an eye-popping corker, with English Iris, Giant Allium, Parrot Tulips, and Turk’s-Cap Lilies lording it over their half-pint (albeit adorable) cousins, such as the petite Triandrus Narcissus ‘Hawera’. 

Bulbs are tough customers, unimpressed by cold snaps and able to bloom in the face of flurries. Likewise, most established flowering shrubs can be counted on to produce a dazzling springtime display, no matter what the weather report. Rhododendrons, with melon-size blooms, are your basic knockouts, especially such glamorous cultivars as ‘Janet Blair’ (the poshest are pale pink with maroon “eyes”); the smaller-leafed Azaleas—technically rhodies—are charming when suffused with coral or white blooms.

As for fragrance, Lilacs, which by Connecticut tradition are used as foundation plants, are irresistibly come-hither when in bloom; ditto for Viburnum ‘Carlesii,’ which can be nasally detected from 50 feet. And for sheer seductiveness, nothing matches Chinese Tree Peonies, with voluptuous flowers that can span 12 inches. 

Then there are the flowering trees, such as Crabapple (best in show is the cultivar ‘Donald Wyman’; such elegant bones), Kousa Dogwood (later-flowering and more disease-resistant than its sickly sibling, Cornus florida), Kwanzan Cherry (famous for its vivid pink flowers; think Washington, D.C., in spring), and Japanese Styrax (of all the flowering trees, this is the one to bring home to mama because of its profuse bell-shape tiny white flowers and satiny gray bark). 

But when it comes to tender annuals and perennials in this neighborhood, May, even June, are not to be taken for granted, weather-wise. Agronomists who track such things note that in 1967, it snowed in New England on May 26, with the record for such meteorological mood-killers being set back in 1816, when, no lie, the fluffy stuff came to town in June. Clever are the gardeners who know how to curb their propagational enthusiasm by waiting until Memorial Day—the average last frost date in Zone 5 is May 15—to usher fragile newcomers into their borders, lest the darlings be zapped in the bud. 

Withal, June’s climate hereabouts is just about perfect—neither too hot nor too cold, neither too wet nor too dry—a time when, if you happen to be a flower, you possess the power to make grown men wobbly in the knees. 

Of course, it would be useful at this point to provide a list of such horticultural hubba-hubbas, but oh God, where to start in the June-blooming pageant? I mean, herbaceous Peonies, for a start. Can you think of a more ravishing flower, no less one that also happens to smell sublime? And tell me a more over-the-top number than the Oriental Poppy, in torrid pinks and smoldering reds, with big black centers and strange, whiskered stems.

Not to be resisted are trembling Bleeding Hearts, in pink or virginal white, or Lady’s Mantle, or Jacob’s Ladder, or Dictamnus (gas plant), Bachelor Button, Scabiosa (pincushion flower), Geranium ‘Rozanne,’ Foxglove, Goat’s Beard, Hollyhock, and shrub-like Baptisia with blue, white, or pale yellow blossoms. And I’m not even warmed up yet. 

Ah! Let me not omit the aristocratic spring-flowering vines that envelop trellises and clamber up walls. Swoon material is to be found in Clematis Montana ‘Rubens’ and climbing Hydrangea, although years may pass before they squeeze out a single bloom—still, oh so worth the wait. (Forget the ruthless wisteria; it’ll tear your roof off at warp speed and can be florally withholding.) 

Speaking of time, a word to the impatient gardening fledgling: Most flowering plants, whether woody or herbaceous, require a period of adjustment before they produce flowers in sufficient numbers to brag about, as this well-worn but useful agricultural homily illustrates: The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, the third year they leap. Well. Maybe not the climbing Hydrangea, a plant which gives new meaning to the term late bloomer—try seven years at my place; also the Tree Peony, another slow-poke, which should be purchased in five-gallon pots so that there is a chance in hell that they may actually bloom somewhere in the vicinity of your lifetime. But when these beauties finally come of age and enthusiastically provide armloads of bouquets, what joy they impart, year after glorious year. 

Given all this enchanting floral plentitude, it comes as no surprise that most gardeners can’t bear to be far from home at this time of year. Rather, to borrow from Algernon Swinburne, they prefer to be on their own lovingly cultivated soil, where they can simply watch, transfixed, as “blossom by blossom,” the spring unfolds.


Click the link for Ground Rules: 10 spring chores to keep your garden from going to rack and ruin

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June 2018

SIXTH ANNUAL LITTLE BRITCHES 5K RUN/WALK & PINT SIZE STEEPLECHASE SET FOR FATHER’S DAY, JUNE 17th IN BRIDGEWATER The Sixth Annual Little Britches 5K Run /Walk & Pint Size...

Cost: $25

Where:
Bridgewater Pavilion
100 Main St. South
Bridgewater, CT  06752
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Sponsor: Little Britches Therapeutic Riding Inc.
Telephone: 860-350-5050
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KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
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Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
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Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
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Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
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Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
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Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
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Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
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The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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The Loft Gallery will open an exhibit of fine paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson. Ms. Johnson's show opens on Saturday, May 26 and run through Sunday, July 8, and will feature...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery at The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
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Sponsor: Loft Gallery at The Smithy
Telephone: (860)868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
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KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
View map »


Website »

More information

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
Website »

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Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
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Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
Website »

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Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
Website »

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Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
Website »

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The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

The Loft Gallery will open an exhibit of fine paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson. Ms. Johnson's show opens on Saturday, May 26 and run through Sunday, July 8, and will feature...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery at The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: Loft Gallery at The Smithy
Telephone: (860)868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
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KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
View map »


Website »

More information

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
Website »

More information

Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
View map »


Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
Website »

More information

Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
Website »

More information

Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
View map »


Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
Website »

More information

The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
View map »


Website »

More information

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
Website »

More information

Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
View map »


Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
Website »

More information

Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
Website »

More information

John DeLutio presents the history, science, and culture of cheese. Cheeses and appropriate pairings will be available for sampling.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Cyrenius H. Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT
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Telephone: 203-426-4533
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Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
View map »


Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
Website »

More information

The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

The Loft Gallery will open an exhibit of fine paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson. Ms. Johnson's show opens on Saturday, May 26 and run through Sunday, July 8, and will feature...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery at The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: Loft Gallery at The Smithy
Telephone: (860)868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
View map »


Website »

More information

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
Website »

More information

Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
View map »


Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
Website »

More information

Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
Website »

More information

MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER Bring your family and cannonball into our Outdoor Pool this Thursday night. As one of the host locations for the World's Largest Swim Lesson the YMCA will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Regional YMCA of Western CT
2 Huckleberry Hill Rd.
Brookfield, CT  06804
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Sponsor: Regional YMCA of Western CT
Telephone: 203-775-4444
Contact Name: Patty Kane
Website »

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Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
View map »


Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
Website »

More information

The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

The Loft Gallery will open an exhibit of fine paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson. Ms. Johnson's show opens on Saturday, May 26 and run through Sunday, July 8, and will feature...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery at The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: Loft Gallery at The Smithy
Telephone: (860)868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
Website »

More information

EVERY THURSDAY | 7:30 PM - 10:00 pm Music | Spoken Word | Comedy | More Hosted by Don Lowe Hunt Hill Farm is excited to announce OpenMic night every Thursday night.  Please stop by to...

Cost: donation

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farm
Telephone: 860.355.0300
Contact Name: John C. Maxwell III
Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
View map »


Website »

More information

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
Website »

More information

Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
View map »


Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
Website »

More information

Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
Website »

More information

Ruane Emerging Artist Program ( REAP) Artists Showcase Come support the Emerging Artists: Clare Costello- Tyler Mahard - Levi Reynolds An evening of food, music & drinks!

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Website »

More information

Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
View map »


Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
Website »

More information

The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
Website »

More information

Are you just dying to get some dirt under your fingernails this season? Come to Back 40 Farm for Friday Field Days and help us out with weeding, transplanting, hoeing, harvesting, and more! Who:...

Where:
Back 40 Farm
Washington Depot, CT


Website »

More information

The Loft Gallery will open an exhibit of fine paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson. Ms. Johnson's show opens on Saturday, May 26 and run through Sunday, July 8, and will feature...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery at The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: Loft Gallery at The Smithy
Telephone: (860)868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
Website »

More information

Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

KMR Arts is proud to present MAYDAY, an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on June 2, 2018, from 3-7pm, 2 Titus Road,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
KMR Arts
2 Titus Road
Washington Depot , CT  06794
View map »


Website »

More information

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape....

Cost: Admission Free

Where:
Gallery 25 at New Milford Art Depot
11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT  06776
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 25
Telephone: 860-355-6009
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Architect and designer, Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985), was a giant of Italian modern design and co-founder of Tecno. George Champion Modern Shop will celebrate...

Cost: free

Where:
George Champion Modern Shop
442 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT  06798
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Sponsor: George Champion Modern Shop
Telephone: 203-263-8442
Contact Name: George Champion
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Oil paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson will be on display at the Smithy Store Loft Gallery from May 25 to July 7. Hours: daily from 10:00 to 5:30 Subjects include horses, dogs, orchids,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
10 Main St.
New Preston, CT  06777
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Sponsor: The Smithy Store Loft Gallery
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan Newbury
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Please join John Bartlett, Fashion Designer and Founder of the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund  and By Request Home Concierge  for a special evening of cocktails, plant based hors...

Cost: $75

Where:
Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens
1 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT  06794
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Sponsor: By Request, LLC
Telephone: 917-603-1392
Contact Name: Ken Stiles
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Washington Art Association & Gallery presents the 10th Anniversary Summer Solstice Celebration: Havana Under the Stars. Exceptional food from local restaurants , music, drink and decorations...

Cost: Tickets $60 in advance, $75 at the door

Where:
Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Hall Plaza
Washington Depot, CT
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The foods of Tuscany are simple, yet vibrant. Enjoying a Tuscan menu outdoors can be divine. The menu for this class is simple, flavorful, and will be memorable. Work with the chef to learn how to...

Cost: $110.00

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Telephone: 860-355-0300
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Daniel’s Art Party: Performing Arts Festival June 12 through July 1, 2018  Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-7400...

Cost: $5-$15, $50 all access pass, some events are free

Where:
Daniel Arts Center
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Simon's Rock College
Telephone: 413-528-7400
Contact Name: Karen Anderson
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The big glitzy musical Sister Act fared better than the original movie. It received four Olivier Award nominations for its original stage production at London’s West End Theatre. It...

Cost: $59-$89

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads! Challenge yourself to read six to nine books this summer! How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 186-056-78030
Contact Name: Jordan McCorison
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The Loft Gallery will open an exhibit of fine paintings by Carol Brightman Johnson. Ms. Johnson's show opens on Saturday, May 26 and run through Sunday, July 8, and will feature...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery at The Smithy
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
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Sponsor: Loft Gallery at The Smithy
Telephone: (860)868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
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Do you wish you could read great literature but fear you just can't fit it in? Do you join book clubs only to find yourself not having enough time to read through the entire book? Do you love a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Danbury Library- Lower Level Meeting Room
170 Main St
Danbury, CT  06810
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Take a 2 ½ hour narrated train and riverboat ride through what the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the last great places on earth,” the Connecticut River Valley. The train...

Cost: $37-$42

Where:
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT  06426
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