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April 8, 2019
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Spring Things To Do 2019

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We’re filling our Spring calendar with a slew of fun events:

No Man’s Land: Film Festival, 4/9: Celebrate women athletes and adventurers with an evening of short films at The Kate that will be sure to motivate everyone in attendance. Don’t worry fellas, you’re also invited to come to watch. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds benefiting The Denali Foundation.

Guilford Art Center Designers Circus, 4/11 – 4/13: Designers Circus is an “under the radar” sale, featuring new boutique women’s clothing at wholesale prices that are 50-90% below regular retail prices. Shoppers will find creative fashions and accessories from over 70 domestic and international craftswomen and small-scale designers.

Spring Farm to Table Dinner at Field House Farm in Madison, 4/12
Welcome spring to the farm with a four to five course Field House Farm dinner with Chef David Borselle. Plus a complimentary wine pairing to each course and delicious desserts by hen&heifer.

Treat Yourself Night at Stonington Vineyards, 4/12: Enjoy Stonington Vineyards on this special night out. Cover includes a glass of your favorite SV wine, live Music by Whisker Fish Band, specialty vendors, wine incentives, and more.

Pirate Days at Mystic Seaport, 4/16 & 4/17:  Head to Mystic Seaport for a day of family fun, kid-friendly pirates and high spirited activities. Pirate lads and lasses of all ages will love the games, crafts, and story time with a pirate. Enjoy a rousing performance of “Arr You Ready to be a Pirate” to learn fact vs. fiction in the age of piracy. Don’t forget to catch a “High Seas” Planetarium show, take a selfie with a pirate, and watch a cannon firing.

Art•Bar Happy Hour: Felt Spring Wild Flowers, 4/18: The Florence Griswold Museum’s Art•Bar combines creativity with light fare and libations. Join artist Sarah Layton to sew spring wildflowers out of felt and mount on pallet wood. All materials included.

Mystic Aquarium Earth Day Event, 4/20: Be one of one billion+ caring people around the world who celebrate the planet Earth in April. Head to Mystic Aquarium’s annual “Party for the Planet!” Visit with environmentally-minded scavenger hunts, hands-on activities and games throughout the day and learn how to reduce your personal impact.

38th Annual Fine Art & Flowers at Wadsworth Atheneum, 4/26 – 28: Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s with florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from across New England create floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the museum’s collection to display during this fundraising event.

Beers and Ales Tavern Night at The Lay House, 4/27: With gourmet historic food, drink tastings, music, and games, the museum will invite visitors into the Museum’s Lay House property as it is turned into a historic tavern for a lively evening.

Simsbury Flea & Smorgasbord, 4/27: Find antiques, arts & crafts, jewelry, home decor, food trucks and live music at this mammoth market at Simsbury Meadows.

Celebrate East Haddam, 4/27: Formerly known as Taste of East Haddam, this favorite spring event in Heritage Park will host local businesses, restaurants, organizations, food trucks and more. Live music, too!

CT Gluten Free Expo, 4/28: Don’t miss this year’s Expo at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. Peruse 70 vendors, a nut-free area, speakers, demos and allergy testing on site. Local vendors, national brands, and food trucks.

Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion, 4/28: A plethora of daffodils will be in bloom for this annual celebration of spring. Activities include live music, a guided walk around the mansion grounds, fun with bubbles and much more. Food trucks on hand for snacks and lunch.

46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in New Haven, 4/28: This celebration of spring commemorates the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973 by the New Haven Historic Commission in collaboration with the New Haven Parks Department and residents of the neighborhood. The Festival has grown from a modest event with a local band entertaining a handful of neighbors under lighted trees to a major New Haven all-afternoon event that draws well over 10,000 visitors. 

Child & Family Agency’s 65th Annual Sale, 5/2 – 5/4: Find jewelry, furniture, linens, toys, sporting goods, clothes and more at this “whale of a sale” to benefit children’s needs in New London, Middlesex and Eastern New Haven counties. Buy a treasure, help a child!

May Market at Hill-Stead Museum, 5/4 & 5/5: The museum celebrates the arrival of Spring with its signature home, garden and gourmet benefit event featuring more than 64 artisan exhibitors and specialty plant vendors, plus a Museum Open House.

A Night Under the Stars The Lyman Allyn, 5/18: The gala is one of the Museum’s largest and most important annual fundraising events. The evening’s festivities will feature silent and live auctions, followed by an elegant seated dinner. Bid on an array of artwork, decorative furnishings, memorable experiences, travel, fantastic dining opportunities and more!

Brunch at The Dudley Farm Barn, 5/19: Celebrate the Museum’s 25th anniversary. Using products from the Farmers’ Market and prepared by The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, brunch will be served at the Munger Barn from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at The Dudley Farm Museum or by calling 203-457-0770 or by emailing director@dudleyfarm.com.

Tour de Lyme! 5/19: Sign up for a lovely ride through the rolling countryside of Lyme to benefit the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. Routes available for all levels of riders (including a family ride) and mountain bike or road bike routes. 

Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show at The Shubert, 5/23: Purple Reign transports you to the era that made Prince an international superstar. Featuring blistering performances by renowned Prince tribute artist, Jason Tenner, Purple Reign is the world’s #1 Prince tribute show, having wowed Las Vegas audiences for over 20 years.

Antiques & Treasures Auction, Old Saybrook, 6/1: Discover treasures under the big top tent at the Old Saybrook Historical Society’s Gen. Hart House. Plus Society gardeners will offer their organically grown plants for sale, showcased in the historic gardens. 

Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest, 6/1 & 6/2: Get fired up for some finger-licking’ fun during Sun BBQFest. Savor the flavors of the best barbeque around with festivities featuring live music, barbeque battles and so much more you can sink your teeth into.

Get tickets now for Dinners on the Farm! Both Barberry Hill (July 24-27) and White Gate Farm (July 31-Aug 3) are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to break bread and raise a glass with the farmers, fishermen, and others who make up Connecticut’s vibrant agricultural community this summer with course after course made with ingredients just picked from the fields surrounding.


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