Sono's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/sono Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:48:26 -0400 HamletHub.com CT Summer at the Museum offers Connecticut kids free Maritime Aquarium admission https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/places/3634-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission3634-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/places/3634-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission3634-ct-summer-at-the-museum-offers-connecticut-kids-free-maritime-aquarium-admission

Exciting encounters with seals, sharks, sea turtles and – for a limited time – beautiful tropical butterflies highlight visits to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this summer, especially for Connecticut children receiving free admission through the “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative.

The Maritime Aquarium is among more than 130 institutions participating in the state’s “CT Summer at the Museum" program, which offers free admission for all Connecticut residents 18 and under, along with one accompanying resident adult in each group, from July 1 to Sept. 5 (Labor Day).

“We so appreciate this opportunity that removes price barriers and encourages parents in Connecticut to give their children unlimited access to the state’s unmatched cultural and educational institutions this summer,” said Jason Patlis, President and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium. “At a time when families are dealing with financial strains, especially rising prices for gas, food and other essentials, they can come – for free – and have awesome, fun, exciting and educational experience right here at home.

“We especially look forward to welcoming families who might not otherwise visit The Maritime Aquarium and introducing them to Connecticut’s most important natural resource: the vital waters and amazing marine life of Long Island Sound,” Patlis added.

Through the “CT Summer at the Museum” offer, any number of resident children ages 3-18, plus one accompanying resident adult in each group, can all enter The Maritime Aquarium for free. A dad with two children, or a grandmother with four grandchildren, all pay nothing. A family of four – two adults, two children – will pay for just one adult admission.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Maritime Aquarium admission for Connecticut kids this summer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Maritime Aquarium admission for Connecticut kids this summer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Connecticut residents planning to take advantage of the offer are strongly encouraged to make their reservations in advance online at www.maritimeaquarium.org/ct-summer using the promo code CTFREE. Proof of residency is required upon entry.

Now is a great time to visit The Maritime Aquarium during its current “Summer of Wonders,” which includes: “Flutter Zone,” a walkthrough exhibit featuring beautiful tropical butterflies open until Labor Day; a big new permanent home for “Meerkats!”; a new 4D movie that celebrates the physical and mental skills of octopuses; a new educational learning space for preschool-age children; three special exhibits; activity stations for kids; and more.

Gov. Ned Lamont established "CT Summer at the Museum” in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. Funding for the 2022 “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative is provided by the CT General Assembly, with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

In a statement, Gov. Lamont said: “We are thrilled to bring back this popular summer enrichment program for Connecticut kids and families at a time when affordability is top of mind for so many households,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement. “The world-class museums and cultural institutions across Connecticut offer unmatched educational and recreational experiences that will keep kids engaged all season long and spark curiosity for years to come.”

Learn more about the Aquarium and reserve your tickets now at www.maritimeaquarium.org/ct-summer.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Places Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:46:00 -0400
Independence Day Celebration at Mill Hill Historic Park https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3633-independence-day-celebration3633-independence-day-celebration https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3633-independence-day-celebration3633-independence-day-celebration

Celebrate Independence Day at Mill Hill Historic Park on Monday, July 4 from 1:30pm – 2:45pm

FREE EVENT

Join the Norwalk Historical Society for our first in person Independence Day celebration in two years!

At 1:30pm, the annual “Let Freedom Ring” Bell Ringing Ceremony will begin. The Town House bell will toll 13 times to commemorate the founding of the original 13 colonies. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling will take part in the ceremony and selected sections of the Declaration of Independence will be read by Norwalk’s Town Clerk, Rick McQuaid. The National Anthem will be performed by BMHS alumni, Bill King.

Immediately following will be the illustrated slide lecture, “Connecticut During the American Revolution”, by Norwalk Historical Society board member and Norwalk Historical Commissioner, Eric Chandler.

Our award-winning exhibition, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities: 13,000 BC – 1835”, will be on view.

About “Connecticut in the American Revolution”: Despite being one of the smaller states, Connecticut played an extraordinarily large role in the American War for Independence. Connecticut government, people, industry and inventiveness helped pave the way to a remarkable victory against the superpower of the 18th Century. This presentation reviews the importance of Connecticut and those whose actions proved significant during the eight years of conflict. So, grab your cocked hat and buckled shoes, your quill pen and paper for a visit to Connecticut’s Revolutionary past.

Location: Mill Hill Historic Park – 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, CT. Limited parking onsite. Follow blue signs to additional parking

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kerry@ducey.org (Norwalk Historical Society) Events Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:42:08 -0400
FCBuzz Weekend of Arts and Culture June 24-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3632-fcbuzz-weekend-jay-leno-and-the-mavericks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-the-jester-jim-show-at-westport-library-and-more-arts-and-culture3632-fcbuzz-weekend-jay-leno-and-the-mavericks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-the-jester-jim-show-at-westport-library-and-more-arts-and-culture https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3632-fcbuzz-weekend-jay-leno-and-the-mavericks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-the-jester-jim-show-at-westport-library-and-more-arts-and-culture3632-fcbuzz-weekend-jay-leno-and-the-mavericks-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse-the-jester-jim-show-at-westport-library-and-more-arts-and-culture

FCBuzz Weekend June 24 – June 26, 2022

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities.

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members. Kick off the summer season of arts and culture with music, dance, art, fashion, and even a block party! Follow the summer winds to any or all of the following events:

The Mavericks - “En Español” World Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse 

Friday, June 24, 8-10 pm

This eclectic rock and country group is known for lively performances that transcend traditional musical boundaries. Founded in Miami in 1989, The Mavericks had a string of big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. The band had a triumphant reunion in 2012 and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2019. Now, they are back and ranking on the Billboard charts with their first all-Spanish language album, En Español.

Pantochino Production’s As Long As We’re Talking at the MAC, Milford

Friday, June 24, 7:30pm

Celebrate Pride Month with a new musical inspired by actual events. Set in an LGBTQ book store, a cashier receives an urgent cry-for-help phone call from a young gay person about to end their life. It is up to the cashier, and the store to keep this person engaged, on the line and alive. Performed in one act for ages 13 and up. Also showing Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, 2pm.

2022 Guild Summer Salon at Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan

Saturday, June 25, 10am-4pm

Featuring works by 136 members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists working in a broad range of styles, this annual summer art sale celebrates Silvermine painters, sculptors, printmakers, mixed media and fiber artists. On view through August 18th.

June Open Studios at Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport

Saturday, June 25, 12-4pm

See nearly 40 fine artists working in a wide variety of disciplines, from drawing to painting, sculpture to jewelry, printmaking to photography, and much more. Explore the meticulously renovated three-story corset factory building in the South End of Bridgeport, talk to the artists about their inspiration, techniques, and processes, and find art to buy, collect, gift, and display. Visit the two most current art exhibits, and enjoy live music in the gallery at 2 pm. Come for a fun and culturally-rich afternoon!

The 22nd Annual Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show at The Stamford Art Association 

Saturday, June 25, 4-6pm

Come to the opening reception in the newly re-opened Townhouse Gallery. This exhibit centers a diverse group of artists and their interpretations of all things water. The show will be juried by Capt. Michael Bagley, artist and Director of Marine Operations for SoundWaters, who will award cash prizes. On view through July 28th during Gallery Hours (Friday-Sunday 12-3pm)

North County Band w/Alyssa Grey at Redding Concert on the Green, Redding Town Green

Sunday, June 26, 6-8pm

Bring the family, a picnic, some folding chairs, your dancing flip-flops, BYOB, and rock out with The North County Band with special guest, Alyssa Grey. The North County Band has performed at Daryl's House Club, Mohegan Sun Casino, and dozens of corporate, municipal, private, and public events in NY, MA, ME, & CT. Members share a love of country music and live performance, as well as a friendship that comes across in their stage presence. In case of inclement weather, call the cancellation line after 3 pm on the day of the show. (203) 339-6106 

Stamford Block Party! at Stamford Town Center Restaurant Plaza

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 12-8pm

It’s a two day celebration of Arts, Culture and Community with entertainers including Parsons Dance, Henry Jones Drumming, Emotions Physical Theatre, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, East Coast Contemporary Ballet, New York Comedy Club, Illusionist David Garrity, Portal Norton Peruvian Dance and fifty more… Plus food trucks, interactive activities including games, DIY murals, a giant mushroom forest, dance lessons and other activities.

The Jester Jim Show at The Westport Library

Sunday, June 26, 2pm 

Kick Off Your Summer with Jester Jim who takes the Library's main stage with a truck full of weird stuff that he tosses into the air. Is he a juggler? Is he a comedian? Does he perform the most amazing beatbox intro you've ever seen? You decide! Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim's wild antics for weeks. Fun for the whole fam!

Fashion Show Fundraiser at The Klein, Bridgeport 

Sunday, June 26, 3-6pm

Featuring The Faces of Beauty Model Team and Headliner Designer Hope Wade, NY Fashion Week designers come to Connecticut, ripping the runway for some of the best designers in the industry. With special guest, Bria Holmes, WNBA Player and a special performance by rapper, Codeclife. A portion of proceeds go to Helping Hands Outreach, a non-profit for homeless people.

Jay Leno at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sunday, June 26, 4-7pm

Two shows! Characterized as “the hardest working man in show business,” Leno revisits his stand-up roots in a rare intimate evening with a legend. The acclaimed Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide-honored late-night-show host is also an admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

BackCountry Jazz presents the Greenwich Jazz Festival 2022 

Sunday, June 26, 5-6:30pm

This free summer season features extraordinary jazz artists, from celebrated greats to young rising stars. Nine concerts in casual, open air settings - June through September. This Sunday, Bennie Wallace, tenor saxophone; Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Donald Vega, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Billy Drummond, drums. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, wine. Venue provided with reservation confirmation. 

Summer Concert Series: The Barons at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford

Sunday, June 26, 5-7pm

Kicks off your summer with doo wop band, The Barons - one of the tri-state’s hottest tribute groups, offering an energetic, faithful rendition of the Motown and R&B hits from the 1960's. The concert will take place on the Great Lawn. Bring chairs or a blanket, and a picnic dinner. 

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:01:32 -0400
Call for Vendors for Old-fashioned Flea Market in Norwalk https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/life/3631-call-for-vendors-for-old-fashioned-flea-market3631-call-for-vendors-for-old-fashioned-flea-market https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/life/3631-call-for-vendors-for-old-fashioned-flea-market3631-call-for-vendors-for-old-fashioned-flea-market

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is calling for vendors for the annual Old-fashioned Flea Market, which will be held on the grounds of Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT, on Sun., Sept. 18, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and feature a fun, bargain-hunting event for all to enjoy.

Vendors interested in being part of this exciting event and selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys, specialty farm-to-table foods, and more can take advantage of a special 10% discount offer for the purchase of their space and a choice of a prime location, based on a first come, first serve basis, if they sign up by July 15. Vendor spaces are 10x16 ft. and cost $75 per space. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 1st. Please call Charles Hill, Education, Building & Events Coordinator, at 203-838-9799, ext. 117 or email chill@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com for more information.

The 2022 Season is made possible in part by CT Humanities with generous funding provided by Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature and LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown;LMMM’s Leadership Patrons: The Sealark Foundation; and LMMM’s 2022 Season Distinguished Benefactors: The City of Norwalk, The Maurice Goodman Foundation and Lockwood-Mathews Foundation, Inc. For more information on the Flea Market, tours and programs, please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call 203-838-9799.

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kerry@ducey.org (Susan Gilgore) Life Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:04:50 -0400
FC Buzz Weekend June 17 – June 19: Father's Day, Make Music, PRIDE, and Juneteenth Events https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3630-fc-buzz-weekend-june-17-june-19-father-s-day-make-music-pride-and-juneteenth-events3630-fc-buzz-weekend-june-17-june-19-father-s-day-make-music-pride-and-juneteenth-events https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3630-fc-buzz-weekend-june-17-june-19-father-s-day-make-music-pride-and-juneteenth-events3630-fc-buzz-weekend-june-17-june-19-father-s-day-make-music-pride-and-juneteenth-events

FC Buzz Weekend June 17 – June 19, 2022

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities.

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.

Lots to celebrate in Arts and Culture this weekend! Father’s Day, Pride Month, and Juneteenth events are everywhere – many in the great outdoors! Grab your dad, your partner, your friends and head to any or all of the following events:

Shakespeare on the Sound’s KING JOHN at Pinkney Park, Rowayton

Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19, 7:00 pm

For the 26th season of Shakespeare on the Sound, enjoy a captivating tale of a battle between England & France, full of intrigue, battles, deception, powerful females, and a fierce rivalry. Running through July 3rd, Tuesdays - Sundays at 7:00 pm, with Kids' Shows at 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm each night before the show.

Norwalk Art Festival in Mathews Park, Norwalk

Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free family friendly arts and culture! This two-day festival features the works of over 75 juried artists from local and national talent, exhibiting a wide variety of media including photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, painting, mixed media, printmaking, fiber, metal and sculpture. Located in a beautiful park setting nestled between two museums and nationally recognized art centers. 

The Norwalk Art Festival Tom Knight Music & Puppet Show at The Ridgefield Library

Saturday, June 18, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Families with children of all ages will be treated to music and a puppet show with the charismatic Tom Knight as he performs his Library Boogie Show. Knight brings fun, whimsy, and personality to the center stage. A pinch of puppetry, a dash of music, and a sprinkling of videography have been baking for more than 30 years to create an engaging, delightful persona that has charmed audiences around the world. 

Yankee Doodle Fair at The Westport Woman’s Club

 

Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19, 

Kids of all ages will enjoy one of Westport’s oldest and best-loved family events! This fair features carnival rides and games, food, live music, sand art, a bake sale, raffle drawings, and more. Fair proceeds benefit Fairfield County charitable causes and need-based college scholarships. 

2nd Annual Juneteenth Day at The Mark Twain Library 

Friday, June 17, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Gather on the lawn of the library for Poetry, Justice & Jazz. Celebrate the day with discussions, jazz classics and selected poetry readings moderated by Tom Kilbourn, Episcopal priest and retired Joel Barlow High School English teacher. Registration recommended.

PRIDE Cabaret Night! at The Westport Library 

Friday, June 17, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of PRIDE month and in partnership with Westport Pride, this evening of music, performing arts and comedy spotlights the talent of Westport’s LGBTQ+ community. Hosted by comedian and activist Mina Hartong, the night begins with a social cocktail hour where guests can mingle with local organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community. Showtime begins at 7:30 pm.

“An Evening Under the Fireflies” 2022 New Canaan Sculpture Trail Opening

at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan

Friday, June 17, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

The New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan’s Carriage Barn Arts Center invite the community to the opening celebration of the 2022 New Canaan Sculpture Trail, a collaborative outdoor art exhibition that inspires reflections about our natural surroundings. This fundraiser event features: wine; local craft beer and signature cocktails; a local farm to table menu; a jazz trio; a silent auction with unique items; and the opportunity to mingle with artists. 

Family Day at MoCA Westport

Saturday, June 18, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and see the world-famous Piglet, and Melissa Shapiro, author and co-creator of The Piglet Mindset educational outreach program. Watch Norwalk artist 5iveFingaz create a mural of Piglet in real time on the Museum grounds. Participate in a sensory focused art activity led by MoCA Westport instructors, enjoy live music by local favorite Dustin Lowman, and grab a treat from the on-site ice cream truck.

Frank Mastrone in “A Tribute to Broadway” at Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 pm

 

MTC's Hot Summer Nights cabaret series begins with an evening of Broadway favorites with Frank Mastrone who has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Big: The Musical, Jekyll & Hyde and Saturday Night Fever. Additional special guests may surprise the audience at this performance! 

Isaac Mizrahi’s  Cabaret Show at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Celebrate Pride Month with famed clothing designer and Project Runway All Stars judge, ​​Isaac Mizrahi. Accompanied by his band of jazz musicians, Mizrahi will perform a range of tunes by the likes of Madonna and Barbra Streisand to Billie Eilish, Cole Porter and more. AND he’ll dish on everything happening in social media, politics, sex, and his latest Instagram obsessions!

Make Music Ridgefield: Music & Art In The Park in Ballard Park Ridgefield

Sunday, June 19, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Ridgefield Arts Council kicks off Make Music Day with a free event in Ballard Park, featuring local musicians performing throughout the day and artists’ work on display. Enjoy a wide array of musical talent performing jazz, rock, blues, and everything in between. See School of Rock House Band, Brian Butler Quartet, 3PO, Scott Robert Trio, Tony & the Westsiders, Daniel John Moriarty, and more. The international celebration of music is held each year in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries and it continues on Tuesday 11am-7pm when anyone is invited to participate in any space, in any way they’d like. Check out Make Music Day celebrations on Tuesday, June 21 all around Connecticut.

“Unheard Voices” Theatrical Event and Talkback at The Ridgefield Library

Sunday, June 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This special theatrical event commemorates the anniversary of the end of Slavery with a monologue play including music and drumming. It brings to life a moment in time that might have been and gives voice to those African descended individuals who lived, loved, laughed, and endured on the streets of 17th- and 18th-century NY. Talkback will follow. Please register.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:56:25 -0400
Celebrate PRIDE tomorrow at Mathews Park in Norwalk! https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3629-celebrate-pride-tomorrow-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk3629-celebrate-pride-tomorrow-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3629-celebrate-pride-tomorrow-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk3629-celebrate-pride-tomorrow-at-mathews-park-in-norwalk

Pride in the Park, Fairfield County’s largest Pride event of the year is happening at Mathews Park in Norwalk tomorrow, Saturday, June 11 from noon to 9pm thanks to Triangle Community Center.

In honor of #PrideMonth, join the celebration which includes a family-friendly kid zone, live music and entertainment, food vendors, and more. Learn more, here

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:41:23 -0400
The Norwalk Art Space 2022-23 Korry Fellow / Resident Artist Group Exhibition on June 18 https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3625-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition3625-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3625-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition3625-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition

Join The Norwalk Art Space for our next exhibition opening on June 18th from 5-8 PM.

This will be a group exhibition, featuring our new incoming 2022-23 artists: 

KORRY FELLOWS: JERRI GRAHAM, SUSAN HARDESTY, SARAH KING AND IYABA MANDINGO  +  RESIDENT ARTISTS: GREG AIMÉ, ELISHA BROCKENBERRY, LILY MORGAN AND TIARA TRENT                                                                                                         

This event will also coincide with Norwalk Art Festival at Mathews Park which runs on Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th from 10 - 5 pm.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Norwalk Art Space) Events Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:54:17 -0400
SoNo Music Fest Offers 20 Bands Over 10 Dates https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3628-sono-music-fest-offers-20-bands-over-10-dates3628-sono-music-fest-offers-20-bands-over-10-dates https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3628-sono-music-fest-offers-20-bands-over-10-dates3628-sono-music-fest-offers-20-bands-over-10-dates

South Norwalk, CT:  Norwalk's premier retail, lifestyle, and event space, The SoNo Collection, sets the stage for its popular SoNo Music Fest live music series. The summer of fun features 10 dates and 20 bands that will rock out seven stories high atop The SoNo Collection on their outdoor venue, The SoNo Garden (Mall Level 3).

The SoNo Music Fest is an all-day, family-friendly event that includes games and activities for the kids, art exhibits, and great food and beverages from SoNo Collection eateries. SoNo Music Fest offers a wide variety of music styles, from classic and old school rock, to bluegrass, folk, country, pop, tribute bands, and more. Enjoy panoramic views of Norwalk Harbor and the cool breezes that come in from Long Island Sound. Don’t miss out on this FREE live music event – all summer long.

FREE TICKETS: bit.ly/sonomusicfest

JUNE 11

HOST OF A GHOST

SUN KINGS

 

JUNE 18

TRACY JO & THE TOADS

LIGHT WARRIORS

 

JUNE 25

COSMIC DUST BUNNIES

HONEYDEW BAND

 

JULY 9

CREAMERY STATION

DOEY JOEY

 

JULY 16

ALPACA GNOMES

RESIDUAL GROOVE

 

JULY 30

BAKED SHRIMP

SWAMP HOGS

 

AUGUST 13

DREW ANGUS & BAND

PX3

 

AUGUST 20

TO BE ANNOUNCED

ANNIE IN THE WATER

 

SEPTEMBER 10

SOUL SHINE

TYRONE SHOELACES

 

SEPTEMBER 24

KIDS THAT FLY

NO MIND

The SoNo Collection

100 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 

www.thesonocollection.com

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kerry@ducey.org (MaxEx PR) Events Wed, 08 Jun 2022 06:07:50 -0400
The Norwalk Art Space Opening Reception on June 18: 2022-23 Korry Fellow / Resident Artist Group Exhibition https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3624-opening-reception-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition3624-opening-reception-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3624-opening-reception-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition3624-opening-reception-2022-23-korry-fellow-resident-artist-group-exhibition

Join The Norwalk Art Space for our next exhibition opening on June 18th from 5-8 PM.  

This will be a group exhibition, featuring our new incoming 2022-23 artists: 

KORRY FELLOWS: JERRI GRAHAM, SUSAN HARDESTY, SARAH KING AND IYABA MANDINGO  +  RESIDENT ARTISTS: GREG AIMÉ, ELISHA BROCKENBERRY, LILY MORGAN AND TIARA TRENT                                                                                                         

This event will also coincide with Norwalk Art Festival at Mathews Park which runs on Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th from 10 - 5 pm.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Norwalk Art Space) Events Mon, 06 Jun 2022 06:50:47 -0400
FC Buzz Weekend Lineup of Arts and Culture in Fairfield County June 3 - June 5 https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3627-fc-buzz-weekend-lineup-of-arts-and-culture-june-3-june-53627-fc-buzz-weekend-lineup-of-arts-and-culture-june-3-june-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3627-fc-buzz-weekend-lineup-of-arts-and-culture-june-3-june-53627-fc-buzz-weekend-lineup-of-arts-and-culture-june-3-june-5

FC Buzz Weekend June 3 – June 5, 2022

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.

Peter and the Starcatcher at The Ridgefield Theater Barn

Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4 at 8pm (through June 25th)

Round out the RTB 2021/22 season with a fantastical play (with music) by Rick Elice that will delight the whole family. Directed by Katherine Ray.

Eastbound Theatre’s Fireflies by Matthew Barber at the MAC, Milford

Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4 at 8pm & Sunday, June 5 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a romantic comedy adapted from the novel "Eleanor and Abel'' by Annette Sanford. This is a story about a retired school teacher who lives a quiet life alone in a small Texas town, and a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating her house, and possibly her life. A late-life romance that has the whole town talking! 

The CrimeCONN Mystery Lovers’ Conference at The Ferguson Library, Stamford

Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all mystery lovers! This one-day writers and mystery lovers conference features a writing workshop led by Desmond Hall, screenwriter and author of "Your Corner Dark." The keynote speaker is Tess Gerritsen, who wrote the novels, featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, that inspired the hit TNT TV series "Rizzoli & Isles." 

Art In The Windows Exhibit & Festival at The Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan

Saturday, June 4 at 10am - 4pm

Celebrate New Canaan’s vibrant business district and the arts in Downtown New Canaan, featuring an artist showcase, workshops and demonstrations, live music and performances – and a community chalk-art challenge! 

Family Photography Tintype Portraits & Photo Workshop at The Fairfield Museum

Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get ready to strike your best pose! Have a special portrait taken by award-winning artist, Greg Shea. While you’re inside the museum, you can experiment with photography and collage and learn about different photographic techniques in a Family Photography Workshop, using examples from the museum’s two exhibits: Images 2022 and Featured Photographer: Allison Minto. Registration recommended.

Reptiles Rock! at New Pond Farm Education Center, Redding 

Saturday, June 4 at noon

You may encounter a giant toad, a large lizard, an enormous tortoise, or a slinky snake this weekend if you head over to Reptiles Rock! Join a herpetologist/conservation educator from Rainforest Reptiles for a high energy show that spotlights reptiles from different parts of the world. Recommended for all ages. Registration required. 

Elton John by Captain Fantastic at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport

Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 pm and 8pm

Go on a journey with the ‘Rocketman’ in the premier Elton John Tribute Show. This musical extravaganza boasts stunning recreations of your favorite Elton John hits from the 70’s. With costumes that go from bizarre to breathtaking and an amazing 5-foot baby-grand that showers you with lights, smoke, lasers, and a few surprises, you may think you’ve gone down the Yellow Brick Road.

Al Di Meola at Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 pm

One of the top guitarists of our time, Al Di Meola brings his fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation, combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony. He has been at the heart of his music throughout his celebrated career. VIP Meet and Greet Packages are available for purchase.

4th Scavenger Hunt at The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Sunday, June 5 at noon - 4:00 pm

Come on over to Norwalk’s Mathews Park for a Scavenger Hunt with recycling and sustainability theme! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5 and include admission to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

The Met Live in HD: Hamlet at Ridgefield Playhouse

Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm

Free tickets for students 18 and under! Enjoy a riveting contemporary masterpiece with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role.

Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus at The Greenwich Library

Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm

In celebration of Pride Month, come to a free afternoon of musical joy. This season's theme is “British Invasion,” as the men of the CTGMC will be crossing the pond to explore British hits that have topped the charts and warmed our hearts for decades. It's The Best of The Brits, from Freddie and Elton to Petula and Posh! 

Music at the Barn Outdoor Concert Series at Weston Historical Society

Sunday, June 5 at 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Kick off the outdoor music season with this fabulous Steely Dan cover band, Logical Pretzel. Tony Pizza Napolitano will be on site selling his famous thin crust pizza. While on site, explore the Society’s whimsical Daniel E. Offutt III Sculpture Garden, as well as its award-winning historic interpretive signs that tell the history of the Coley Homestead. 

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Thu, 02 Jun 2022 12:46:49 -0400
June 7 is Opening Night of City-wide Norwalk Student Art Show https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3623-opening-night-of-city-wide-student-art-show3623-opening-night-of-city-wide-student-art-show https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3623-opening-night-of-city-wide-student-art-show3623-opening-night-of-city-wide-student-art-show

The City-wide Student Art Show will feature artwork from Norwalk public school students in grades K-12. Opening night is Thursday, June 7th from 6-8pm.

The show will be in place through Sunday, June 12th during our regular hours. Please contact swains@norwalkps.org with any questions.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Norwalk Art Space) Events Thu, 02 Jun 2022 06:48:36 -0400
SoNo Music Fest, Saturdays, June 11 - Sept. 24 https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3626-sono-music-fest3626-sono-music-fest https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3626-sono-music-fest3626-sono-music-fest

South Norwalk, CT - Norwalk's premier retail, lifestyle, and event space, The SoNo Collection, presents SoNo Music Fest. Enjoy live music Saturdays all summer long at The SoNo Garden rooftop terrace. Jam to tunes by your favorite local bands while taking in Norwalk’s stunning coastal views. Plus, discover pop-up food markets, beauty booths, art exhibits, games, swag bags, family fun, and more.  Avoid FOMO — get your FREE tickets today!

Full Music Schedule: https://www.thesonocollection.com/en/events/sono-music-fest-39408.html

 

PERFORMANCES:

JUNE 11

HOST OF A GHOST

SUN KINGS

JUNE 18

TRACY JO & THE TOADS

LIGHT WARRIORS

 

JUNE 25

COSMIC DUST BUNNIES

HONEYDEW BAND

 JULY 9

CREAMERY STATION

DOEY JOEY

JULY 16

ALPACA GNOMES

RESIDUAL GROOVE

 

JULY 30

BAKED SHRIMP

SWAMP HOGS

 

AUGUST 13

DREW ANGUS & BAND

PX3

 

AUGUST 20

TO BE ANNOUNCED

ANNIE IN THE WATER

 

SEPTEMBER 10

SOUL SHINE

TYRONE SHOELACES

 

SEPTEMBER 24

KIDS THAT FLY

NO MIND

 

SoNo Music Fest

June 11-September 24, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FREE TICKETS:    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sono-music-fest-tickets-348179162247 

100 N Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854

(203) 299-0701

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kerry@ducey.org (The SoNo Collection) Events Thu, 02 Jun 2022 06:05:32 -0400
Collage for the Soul with Resident Artist Greg Aimé at The Norwalk Art Space https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3622-collage-for-the-soul-with-resident-artist-greg-aime3622-collage-for-the-soul-with-resident-artist-greg-aime https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/events/3622-collage-for-the-soul-with-resident-artist-greg-aime3622-collage-for-the-soul-with-resident-artist-greg-aime

This class is meant to open the door into the soul of the artist through collage. Collage is an art process in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric, and other material are arranged and stuck onto a supporting surface. Collage can also include painting, drawing and even 3-dimensional elements. Students will learn unique and experimental ways to combine mediums in order to convey a multitude of powerful messages.

Each collage piece will be up-cycled to create a larger final piece. Each week, we will focus on unique and varying mediums, emphasizing color, spacing and form to capture the eye in an aesthetically pleasing manner. We will study eclectic artists like Deborah Roberts, Gordon Parks, Yung Yemi, Patrick Dougher, and Ingrid Baars.

Students will view the film, Black Art: In the Absence of Light to gain insight on pushing boundaries and creating with intent. This class is open to all levels, from beginner to experienced.

Final artwork will be included in a public exhibition at The Norwalk Art Space on August 18, 2022.

Free and open to students 12 - 18 yrs of age; 10 spots; registration required.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 26 May 2022 12:47:02 -0400
YWCA Darien/Norwalk Announces 2022 Women of Distinction Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/neighbors/3621-ywca-darien-norwalk-announces-2022-women-of-distinction-awards3621-ywca-darien-norwalk-announces-2022-women-of-distinction-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/neighbors/3621-ywca-darien-norwalk-announces-2022-women-of-distinction-awards3621-ywca-darien-norwalk-announces-2022-women-of-distinction-awards

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards.  The awards will be presented at the annual luncheon on June 10, 2022 at Woodway Country Club in Darien.

This year's distinguished honorees are: Dr. Amanda Craig, Anne Downey, Allegra Erickson, Mary Forman Flynn, Dr. Katie Takayasu and Sarah Woodberry. Olivia Punishill and Colby Dineen will be honored as Young Women of Distinction, recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of a woman under 21 years of age.

The Women of Distinction Award is bestowed in recognition of the outstanding achievements of a select group of women. 

Local residents, non-profit leaders, and business owners nominate women who live or work in the community whose significant and unique contributions have made a difference in our community and epitomize the mission of the YWCA. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk Women of Distinction Nomination Committee reviews the nominations and selects the honorees.

I want to congratulate our selected Women of Distinction and all women nominated. This year we had more nominations than ever before and our slate of honorees, as well as all women nominated,  are an amazing group of accomplished and dedicated women and we are pleased to have the honor to recognize them, said Aidan Welsh, Board Member and Chair.

Please consider joining us for what is sure to be an inspirational afternoon. Tickets for the luncheon are on sale now and can be purchased ywcadn.org. For further inquiries about this event or to become a sponsor please contact aidan.welsh@ywcadn.org

For more information, please visit www.ywcadn.org or call 203-655-2535.

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kerry@ducey.org (Jen Russey) Neighbors Thu, 26 May 2022 03:37:21 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Norwalk: 314 Beer Garden https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/places/3619-why-small-businesses-matter-314-beer-garden3619-why-small-businesses-matter-314-beer-garden https://news.hamlethub.com/sono/places/3619-why-small-businesses-matter-314-beer-garden3619-why-small-businesses-matter-314-beer-garden

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT 314 Beer Garden!

Four questions with Joe Grasso, founder of 314 Beer Garden.

Why did you start your business?

I started 314 Beer Garden because local patrons were seeking an outdoor venue with live music that is dog-friendly and welcomed families and children of all ages.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Our best-selling product is craft beer!

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

• Sono Brewing company Norwalk CT - Beer
• Strigo Coffee Norwalk CT - Coffee
• Simply Delicious Catering Norwalk CT - Catering Services
• Ripka's on the Road - Norwalk, CT Food Truck
• Two Roads Brewing CO Stratford CT - Beer
• Greek Style Grill Norwalk, CT Food Truck
• The Chamo Truck - Norwalk, CT Food Truck
• Joe's Food Truck - Norwalk, CT Food Truck

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

Yes! I wanted to create a venue that is fun and friendly for all. Families with their children and pets with an atmosphere that makes you feel free and at home. Live music of all genres and fun yard games that all can participate in.

Joe would like to nominate Strigo Coffee to be featured next- "A fantastic business owned by Dennis Bubbico and Jennie Sandusky!"

314 Beer Garden is located at 314 Wilson Avenue in Norwalk. Visit 314 Beer Garden online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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kerry@ducey.org (Dan) Places Wed, 25 May 2022 06:12:33 -0400