Summer Bucket List 2023


Grab your calendar and take notes! We are checking off our Summer Bucket List.

A Sunset Cruise on Seabird has become an annual tradition.

River Tavern is back on the Farm (the first time since 2020) with feasts scheduled at Hunts Brook in July:

A New Exhibit at the Flo Gris Museum: Object Lessons in American Art Selections from the Princeton University Art Museum, through 9/10. And my favorite lunch with a view at the Cafe Flo (make reservations).

Outdoor Summer Cocktail and Tapas class under the tent at Weekend Kitchen, Essex :

An outdoor Sound Bath Meditation at The Sound Retreat in Chester:

Happy Hour and Salsa Lessons at Parkville Market, the incredible food hall in Hartford, every Tuesday:

First Fridays in Chester: new art exhibits, live music, seasonal menus and great shopping the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8pm. Always FUN.

Let Loose Thursdays at Parade Plaza in New London: Reggae, Fireworks and Food trucks!

For the lazy ones among us (me!): rent a pedal kayak or pedal stand up paddle at Three Belles in Niantic. Plus SUP Yoga all summer long:

Meditation Mondays at The Wayfinder Society in Chester, from 6:30 to 7pm. Beginners encouraged.

Pizza, Taco or Tapas Tours of New Haven:

Happy Hour in the Plaza, New Haven: Food, drink, lawn and board games plus live bands every Friday from 4:30 – 7:30pm.

Get Tix: They Might Be Giants on July 7th and Amos Lee on August 17th at the Garde:

The Sound of Music at The Ivoryton Playhouse!

World Premier: A new musical, Summer Stock at the Goodspeed, filled with joyous hits from the America Songbook.

Farm Fest returns to White Gate Farm the first Saturday of the month from 3 – 7pm  with live music, sushi, fresh pizza and more. BYO chair, dog, kids and enjoy!

Summer Nights at Stone Acres in Stonington, a locally sourced multi-course dinner at the historic farm. Tuesday thru Friday nights til Labor Day. Reserve here!

Special menus, deals and fun in Essex all Summer with Alfresco Essex. Check schedule at

Celebrate summer with the return of the Guilford Craft Expo! This 3-day event, taking place on the Guilford Green features over 170 acclaimed artists and makers showcasing the finest in contemporary and traditional craft.