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May 29, 2023
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15 Things To Do in June

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Summer on the Shoreline heats up in June and here’s what’s on our radar!

The Tour de Lyme returns to Ashlawn Farm on June 4th. Road or mountain bike rides for all ages and abilities to benefit the Lyme Land Trust. Enjoy a food truck picnic with local craft beer and live music after!

Object Lessons in American Art  opens on June 3 at the Florence Griswold Museum, featuring four centuries of works from the Princeton University Art Museum that collectively explore American history, culture, and society. Make reservations at Cafe Flo for lunch!

White Gate Farm resumes their free Farm Fest on June 3, with live music, sushi, hot pizzas and more. First Saturday of thee month through October. Read more.

Goodspeed Gala, June 12th:  cocktails, dinner, live auction and Jennifer Holiday in concert to celebrate 60 years of musial theater at The Goodspeed Lawn & Theatre. Tix here:

Smoke & Strings, June 17th,  3 – 7pm: Food & Music festival with three bands at Stone Acres Farm in Stonington. Engine Room pitmasters will be manning the fire that afternoon offering a full selection of BBQ favorites, smoked meats, seasonal veggies, classic sides and summer sweets. Wine & Craft beer, plus kids menu! Get tix.

High Hopes Big Barn Bash is always a high time! The giant indoor arena is  transformed for an elegant evening of mingling, a sit-down dinner, unique auction offerings and dancing. Tickets here:

Juneteenth Celebration of Jazz & Poetry, June 17th at 2pm, The Side Door Jazz Club, on the Lawn. Witness Stones Old Lyme joins a growing coalition of Witness Stones Project communities dedicated to restoring history and honoring the humanity and contributions of those formerly enslaved. This celebration features a quartet led by New Haven jazz legend Jesse Hameen II and new work by Connecticut poets Marilyn Nelson, Kate Rushin, Rhonda Ward, and Antoinette Brim-Bell, who in 2021 created a tribute in verse to those enslaved in historic Lyme.

Saybrook Summer Solstice Stroll, Wednesday, June 21st: Drinks and discounts all over town, presented by Saybrook Home and The E List! It’s free and ALWAYS fun! Click here to see who’s participating .

CT Open House Day, Saturday, June 10: Scenic boat and trolley rides, Beer and wine tastings, behind-the-scenes tours are just a few of over 200 attractions across the state that welcome visitors with free or discounted admission.

Olde Mistick Village Art Show, 6/17-6/18, A slew of jewelers, painters, fiber artists and cermacists will be welling their wares.

Lyman Allyn Museum Summer Fest, 6/17, A free, family friendly event, featuring food trucks, live entertainment and activities inside and outside the Museum. 

Essex Summer Arts Festival, 6/17-6/18, Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery present this fair on the Essex Town Green.

The Wooden Boat Show at the Mystic Seaport, Mystic, 6/23 – 6/25, The largest gathering of wooden boats and enthusiasts in New England converge at Mystic Seaport Museum

International Festival of Arts & Ideas New Haven thru 6/25, A city wide festival featuring concerts on the Green, dance performances, story telling, tours, lectures, comedy, drag, food vendors and more. 

CT Historic Gardens Day, 6/25, Enjoy gardens and outdoor festivities at a multitude of venues throughout Connecticut.

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