Summer Events at WestConn in Danbury

Think there is nothing going on in Danbury this summer?  Think again!

Summer Events at Western Connecticut State University:

JULY EVENTS

JULY 5 - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com/Ives-Concert-Park-tickets-Danbury/venue/237578. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

JULY 10 – 13 VARSITY SPIRIT CAMP: WCSU will host Universal Cheerleaders Association Varsity Spirit camp on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For costs and information, visit http://uca.varsity.com/CampInfo.aspx.

JULY 11 – 13 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series at Ives Concert Park, the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Two Nights Near Doolin" at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. At 7:30 p.m., there will be live Irish music and dancing, followed by the performance at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/two-nights-near-doolin-tickets-7184995515. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

JULY 12 CFC AZUL VS. WESTCHESTER FLAMES: WCSU will host a United Soccer League match between CFC Azul and the Westchester Flames at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit http://cfcazul.com/.

JULY 13 – 17 FOOTBALL CAMP: WCSU will host the Joe Namath Football Camp at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The camp will be open to boys ages 8 to 18. For costs and information, call (866) 626-2841, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.joenamathcamp.com.

JULY 13 – 19 SUMMER STRINGS CAMP: The WCSU Department of Music will host the Summer Strings Camp, a weeklong residential camp for string instrumentalists in grades five through 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For cost, registration and other information, visit www.wcsu.edu/summermusic/.

JULY 13 CFC AZUL VS. WESTERN MASS PIONEERS: WCSU will host a United Soccer League match between CFC Azul and the Western Mass Pioneers at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit http://cfcazul.com/.

JULY 19 STRINGS CONCERT: Students attending the WCSU Summer Strings Camp will perform a concert at noon in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/summermusic/.

JULY 19 CFC AZUL VS. REAL BOSTON RAMS: WCSU will host a United Soccer League match between CFC Azul and the Real Boston Rams at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit http://cfcazul.com/.

JULY 20 – 26 SUMMER BAND CAMP: The WCSU Department of Music will host the Summer Band Camp, a weeklong residential camp for band instrumentalists in grades five through 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For cost, registration and other information, visit www.wcsu.edu/summermusic/.

JULY 21 – 24 GAME BREAKERS LAX CAMP: WCSU will host the Game Breaker Lacrosse Camp at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For costs or information, call (800) 944-7112, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.laxcamps.com/index.html.

JULY 23 – 26 NYAC MISSION U: The New York Conference of the United Methodist Church will hold "2014 NYAC Mission U: Journeying from Hole-ness to Whole-i-ness" at the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information or to register, call (860) 285-0389, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.nyac.com/eventdetail/77887?month=7&year=2014&day=1&display=m.

JULY 24 – 27 VARSITY SPIRIT CAMP: WCSU will host Universal Cheerleaders Association Varsity Spirit camp on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For costs and information, visit http://uca.varsity.com/CampInfo.aspx.

JULY 25 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will host the Connecticut Ballet's Summer Dance Caravan 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Entitled "Danza!" this year's program will feature a celebration of Latin choreographers, both classical and contemporary. World premieres by Rodney Rivera of Puerto Rico, Alberto Alonso of Cuba, Daniel Fetecua Soto of Colombia, and Marcos Vedoveto from Brazil will be showcased. Admission is free and the public is invited. There will be a free, pre-performance dance class from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Ives stage conducted by master teacher John Vitti. A meet-and-greet with the dancers will follow the performance. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

JULY 25 JAZZ ENSEMBLES CONCERT: Students attending the WCSU Band Camp will perform a concert at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/summermusic/.

JULY 26 CONCERT: Students attending the WCSU Summer Music Camps will perform a concert at noon in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/summermusic/.

JULY 26 – 27 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will host the "Danbury Fields Forever Beatles Music Festival" at noon at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/danbury-fields-forever-iii-tickets-11495548495?aff=erelexporg. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

JULY 27 to AUG. 7 - NO. 1 SOCCER CAMP: WCSU will host the No. 1 Soccer Camp at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For costs or information, call (843) 270-2600, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.no1soccercamps.com/Soccer/Connecticut/Danbury-WCSU.html.

AUGUST EVENTS

AUG. 1 – 3 VARSITY SPIRIT CAMP: WCSU will host Universal Cheerleaders Association Varsity Spirit camp on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For costs and information, visit http://uca.varsity.com/CampInfo.aspx.

AUG. 2 ALUMNI TRIP: WCSU alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend "Family Day" at Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave. in Bristol. The $35 per person ticket will include admission to the park, parking and a catered lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the lakeside pavilion. Children 3 and under will be admitted free. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/LakeCompounce.asp.

AUG. 3 LITERARY READING: The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Joe Ahearn and Alexis Fedorjaczenko at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/ or call (203) 837-8878.

AUG. 4 – 8 POINT GUARD COLLEGE: WCSU will host Point Guard College in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For costs or information, call (469) 619-3540 or visit www.pointguardcollege.com.

AUG. 4 LITERARY READING: The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Elizabeth Cohen, David Griffith and Dana Jenkins at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/ or call (203) 837-8878.

AUG. 5 LITERARY READING: The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Tim Weed and Jenn Powers at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/ or call (203) 837-8878.

AUG. 6 LITERARY READING: The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Erik Ofgang and Jeannette Ronson at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/ or call (203) 837-8878.

AUG. 9 CLEP TESTING: The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Center of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

AUG. 9 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: As part of the Summer Concert Series, "The Third Annual Westside Reggae Festival" will feature Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Barrington Levy, Anthem Band, Lupa, Nachy Bless, Johnny Osborne, Ky-Enie King and more at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.etix.com/ticket/online/homePageSearch.do?method=showPerformanceDetail&performance_id=1817691&search_source=etix. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

AUG. 10 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: The Ecuadorian Festival, a daylong family event, will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

AUG. 17 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT IVES CONCERT PARK: The Moody Blues will perform at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Gates will open at 5 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com/Ives-Concert-Park-tickets-Danbury/venue/237578. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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