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Jun
22
Thu
Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

9th Annual Power of the Purse @ Middletown Elks Lodge
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

5PM, VIP Reception, 6PM, Power of the Purse
Crystal Ballroom at the Middletown Elks Lodge
Silent and Live Auctions | Dinner | Drinks | Live Music | Networking

Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative’s signature annual fundraising event!

Jun
23
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Open Rehearsal Readings @ Off Broadway Theatre
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OPEN REHEARSAL READINGS
Presented in association with Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre

Attend open rehearsal readings of exciting new work created by emerging music theatre artists. These readings are the culmination of the annual Yale Institute for Music Theatre, an intensive two-week summer lab that allows composers, book writers, and lyricists the opportunity to develop their work with a team of professional directors and music directors as well as a company of actors and singers. This is an exciting chance for theater and music lovers to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of new music theater.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Open Rehearsal Readings @ Off Broadway Theatre
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OPEN REHEARSAL READINGS
Presented in association with Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre

Attend open rehearsal readings of exciting new work created by emerging music theatre artists. These readings are the culmination of the annual Yale Institute for Music Theatre, an intensive two-week summer lab that allows composers, book writers, and lyricists the opportunity to develop their work with a team of professional directors and music directors as well as a company of actors and singers. This is an exciting chance for theater and music lovers to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of new music theater.

Jun
24
Sat
The 6th Annual Run for Chris 5K, with the Y @ Essex Town Hall
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

This year we are partnering with the Y as we run in memory of Christopher Belfoure and raise money for his memorial fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Kick off Summer with Curious George @ CT Science Center
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Salem Vintage Market @ Community Town Park
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us this year at our 5th annual show held at the Salem Community Town Park!
Always the last weekend in June, enjoy one day or two. You’ll find rows of tents filled to the brim to meander in and out of at your leisure. With all things vintage, antiques, architectural salvage, industrial, galvanized, barn finds, rusty, chippy, cool junk, refurbished, upcycled & recycled.

Home décor, gardenalia, artisan made and so much more!!!

A great place to find gift items, something to fill that void in your home, cabin or workplace.
This outdoor event has a large covered pavilion with picnic tables to sit and have your lunch or a snack from the food trucks while listening to the live music (at designated times) or just taking in the great scenery.

Come and view the beautiful vintage campers on display,
bring your family & friends as The Vintage Market comes just once a year and is a show you will not want to miss!

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Greater Hartford Latino Fest @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Greater Hartford Latino Fest, produced and presented by Vic Luna, welcomes members of all cultures to experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through dance, music, visual arts, and authentic cuisine. Participation is region-wide, attracting thousands of families and festival-goers to this free festival.

Harrison House @ Harrison House Museum
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Historic 1724
Harrison House Museum
Just recently saved by the Branford Historical Society and friends!!!!

Help Save the CT River! Join a Pull @ Mattabesset Floating Meadows
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to get on the water and have some fun… all for a good cause. Water chestnut is an invasive plant that has the potential to spread and get out of control. It is wreaking havoc on native species and interfering with recreation on our rivers. We will be hand-pulling the plants which pull up easily! Join staff and partners throughout the watershed and paddle with a purpose! Most pulling events are BYOB. Bring your own boat! We could also use assistance from shallow draft motor boats to help us shuttle plants back to land.

We will provide supplies and instruction on how to pull the plants. It’s easy to do but technique is important. So is the work you will be doing!

Open Rehearsal Readings @ Off Broadway Theatre
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OPEN REHEARSAL READINGS
Presented in association with Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre

Attend open rehearsal readings of exciting new work created by emerging music theatre artists. These readings are the culmination of the annual Yale Institute for Music Theatre, an intensive two-week summer lab that allows composers, book writers, and lyricists the opportunity to develop their work with a team of professional directors and music directors as well as a company of actors and singers. This is an exciting chance for theater and music lovers to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of new music theater.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Yoga Outdoors @ Branford Town Green
Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join your fellow yogi’s to start your Saturday night out peacefully!! Bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Open Rehearsal Readings @ Off Broadway Theatre
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OPEN REHEARSAL READINGS
Presented in association with Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre

Attend open rehearsal readings of exciting new work created by emerging music theatre artists. These readings are the culmination of the annual Yale Institute for Music Theatre, an intensive two-week summer lab that allows composers, book writers, and lyricists the opportunity to develop their work with a team of professional directors and music directors as well as a company of actors and singers. This is an exciting chance for theater and music lovers to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of new music theater.

Jun
25
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Kick off Summer with Curious George @ CT Science Center
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Salem Vintage Market @ Community Town Park
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us this year at our 5th annual show held at the Salem Community Town Park!
Always the last weekend in June, enjoy one day or two. You’ll find rows of tents filled to the brim to meander in and out of at your leisure. With all things vintage, antiques, architectural salvage, industrial, galvanized, barn finds, rusty, chippy, cool junk, refurbished, upcycled & recycled.

Home décor, gardenalia, artisan made and so much more!!!

A great place to find gift items, something to fill that void in your home, cabin or workplace.
This outdoor event has a large covered pavilion with picnic tables to sit and have your lunch or a snack from the food trucks while listening to the live music (at designated times) or just taking in the great scenery.

Come and view the beautiful vintage campers on display,
bring your family & friends as The Vintage Market comes just once a year and is a show you will not want to miss!

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Tour of Remarkable Homes @ 14 Meetinghouse Lane
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Six unique private properties will be on view in the Madison Historical Society’s fifth annual Tour of Remarkable Homes. The self-guided tour will feature an historic farmhouse, several waterfront homes, a luxury condominium, a contemporary sanctuary, and a beach cottage that was once a boarding home for shipbuilders and workers on Madison’s wharves. This highly anticipated event offers visitors the rare opportunity to explore private homes and gardens that are not generally open to the public.

250th Anniversary of the General William Hart House @ Old Saybrook Historical Society
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the General William Hart House, 1767 to 2017, the Old Saybrook Historical Society is offering a new exhibit, “A House for the Ages.” The exhibit features a retrospective look at the Hart House through the years, from a glimpse into the lives of some of its notable inhabitants to its most recent chapter under the Society’s stewardship.

CT Historic Gardens Day @ Participating Gardens
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy this special state-wide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens. Member sites host special events and activities celebrating their gardens. Choose the gardens in your own backyard, or plan a daytrip to see those further afield.

Events will take place RAIN OR SHINE, though activities may vary depending on the weather.

Open House @ Pardee-Morris House
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Jun
26
Mon
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Jun
27
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

MisFit Car Cruisers @ Tony's Package Store
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Park weekly cruise night, no fee, donations accepted and appreciated.

Jun
28
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Yoga Flow on the River @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat!

Madison Happiness Club @ Scranton Memorial Library
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We all need it these days more than ever!!! Join us and lift your spirits!

Jun
29
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 220 Hartford Ave.
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Riverfront Scramble Series @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Get ready to Scramble this summer! Runners battle wet sand, dirt paths, rocky hills, grassy knolls, stair climbs and even a little asphalt, followed by beer, food and live music. Run in costume and you could win the coveted best costume prize.

The themes for this year are:

June 29: Red, White, & Brew! With the Fourth of July right around the corner wear your most patriotic ensemble
July 27: Super Heroes – Throw on that cape, put on your Clark Kent glasses, and don’t forget your utility belt
August 24: College – Dust off that old college tee from your alma mater, or rock your favorite jersey

Register in advance for all three Scrambles and you’ll receive a Scramble Grand Slam medal. Scrambles are produced by the Hartford Marathon Foundation in cooperation with Riverfront Recapture. Register to run on event day, or on the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s website.

The Search for Life in the Age of Exoplanets with Dr. Wilson Cauley @ Essex Library Association
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The recent explosion in our understanding of planets around other stars has accelerated the quest to find signs of life on these worlds. With so many potential places to look, astronomers are now on the cusp of measuring biological imprints in the atmospheres of other planets. Wesleyan post-doctoral astronomy researcher Wilson Cauley returns to talk about these efforts and some of the challenges facing the search for extrasolar life, as well as the ongoing missions in our own solar system.

Jun
30
Fri
Wooden Boat Show @ Mystic Seaport
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the Annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 30-July 2, 2017. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

The three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and marine history buffs. Wooden boats of every type—large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle—will be on display, including cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells, multi-hulls and racing boats.

Learn new skills at demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend. Shop exhibitors’ booths and find everything you need to outfit your boat. Vendors will offer items for sale including maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and more.

Those interested in the construction of smaller boats can stop by the Family BoatBuilding tent, where families and teams will work to build their own canoe or skiff during the weekend. Purchased kits are opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning and tools are put down around 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving, in most cases, a boat awaiting only final finish work. Some boats will be launched at the Show.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Come Together: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel @ The Kate
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In this exciting collaboration two giants of cabaret from both sides of the Atlantic, the extraordinary and award winning vocalist & performer Barb Jungr and Grammy and Emmy award winning arranger & pianist John McDaniel investigate The Beatles song catalogue in their own unique and inimitable fashion.

Jul
1
Sat
Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Wooden Boat Show @ Mystic Seaport
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the Annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 30-July 2, 2017. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

The three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and marine history buffs. Wooden boats of every type—large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle—will be on display, including cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells, multi-hulls and racing boats.

Learn new skills at demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend. Shop exhibitors’ booths and find everything you need to outfit your boat. Vendors will offer items for sale including maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and more.

Those interested in the construction of smaller boats can stop by the Family BoatBuilding tent, where families and teams will work to build their own canoe or skiff during the weekend. Purchased kits are opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning and tools are put down around 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving, in most cases, a boat awaiting only final finish work. Some boats will be launched at the Show.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Poetry Circle Monthly Meeting @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all poetry lovers! On the first Saturday of every month, join us for a casual gathering to read, hear, and discuss original poetry. All styles, levels, and ages welcome. A selection of hot teas will be provided. Pieces that relate to the theme of the month are encouraged but not required. The theme for July is: WATER.

Harrison House @ Harrison House Museum
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Historic 1724
Harrison House Museum
Just recently saved by the Branford Historical Society and friends!!!!

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Yoga Outdoors @ Branford Town Green
Jul 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join your fellow yogi’s to start your Saturday night out peacefully!! Bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Jul
2
Sun
Wooden Boat Show @ Mystic Seaport
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the Annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 30-July 2, 2017. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

The three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and marine history buffs. Wooden boats of every type—large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle—will be on display, including cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells, multi-hulls and racing boats.

Learn new skills at demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend. Shop exhibitors’ booths and find everything you need to outfit your boat. Vendors will offer items for sale including maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and more.

Those interested in the construction of smaller boats can stop by the Family BoatBuilding tent, where families and teams will work to build their own canoe or skiff during the weekend. Purchased kits are opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning and tools are put down around 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving, in most cases, a boat awaiting only final finish work. Some boats will be launched at the Show.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Open House @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Jul
3
Mon
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Jul
4
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

MisFit Car Cruisers @ Tony's Package Store
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Park weekly cruise night, no fee, donations accepted and appreciated.

Jul
5
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Yoga Flow on the River @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat!

Jul
6
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 220 Hartford Ave.
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Jul
7
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

New England Balloon Festival @ Goshen Fairgrounds
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2017 New England Balloon Festival taking place @ the Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, CT Friday July 7th 2-10pm, Saturday July 8th 11am-10pm, and Sunday July 9th 11am-8pm!!!!! The Balloon Festival offers 5 seperate balloon launches over 3 days, 2 Balloon Glows (Friday and Saturday Evening @ Sunset) & Tethered Rides throughout the weekend (Purchase of Tickets @ event only, first come, first serve). The event will also offer a free, retired, inflated balloon throughout the weekend for kids to jump in the basket!!!!! Great Photo opportunity 🙂 All balloon related activities are weather dependent. We highly recommend folks take advantage of the discounted full weekend passes currently available. (No refunds of any kind will be given regardless of balloon activity on any specific day)

Jul
8
Sat
Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Mahogany Memories Antique Car and Classic Boat Show @ CT River Museum
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Southern New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society holds their annual “Mahogany Memories” show at the Connecticut River Museum on Saturday, July 8th! A must see for any fans of classic boats and cars. Free to the public.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

New England Balloon Festival @ Goshen Fairgrounds
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

The 2017 New England Balloon Festival taking place @ the Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, CT Friday July 7th 2-10pm, Saturday July 8th 11am-10pm, and Sunday July 9th 11am-8pm!!!!! The Balloon Festival offers 5 seperate balloon launches over 3 days, 2 Balloon Glows (Friday and Saturday Evening @ Sunset) & Tethered Rides throughout the weekend (Purchase of Tickets @ event only, first come, first serve). The event will also offer a free, retired, inflated balloon throughout the weekend for kids to jump in the basket!!!!! Great Photo opportunity 🙂 All balloon related activities are weather dependent. We highly recommend folks take advantage of the discounted full weekend passes currently available. (No refunds of any kind will be given regardless of balloon activity on any specific day)

Harrison House @ Harrison House Museum
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Historic 1724
Harrison House Museum
Just recently saved by the Branford Historical Society and friends!!!!

Help Save the CT River! Join a Pull @ Mattabesset Floating Meadows
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to get on the water and have some fun… all for a good cause. Water chestnut is an invasive plant that has the potential to spread and get out of control. It is wreaking havoc on native species and interfering with recreation on our rivers. We will be hand-pulling the plants which pull up easily! Join staff and partners throughout the watershed and paddle with a purpose! Most pulling events are BYOB. Bring your own boat! We could also use assistance from shallow draft motor boats to help us shuttle plants back to land.

We will provide supplies and instruction on how to pull the plants. It’s easy to do but technique is important. So is the work you will be doing!

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Yoga Outdoors @ Branford Town Green
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join your fellow yogi’s to start your Saturday night out peacefully!! Bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Jul
9
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

New England Balloon Festival @ Goshen Fairgrounds
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

The 2017 New England Balloon Festival taking place @ the Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, CT Friday July 7th 2-10pm, Saturday July 8th 11am-10pm, and Sunday July 9th 11am-8pm!!!!! The Balloon Festival offers 5 seperate balloon launches over 3 days, 2 Balloon Glows (Friday and Saturday Evening @ Sunset) & Tethered Rides throughout the weekend (Purchase of Tickets @ event only, first come, first serve). The event will also offer a free, retired, inflated balloon throughout the weekend for kids to jump in the basket!!!!! Great Photo opportunity 🙂 All balloon related activities are weather dependent. We highly recommend folks take advantage of the discounted full weekend passes currently available. (No refunds of any kind will be given regardless of balloon activity on any specific day)

Open House @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Book Talk with Author Wick Griswold @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Come hear the author speak on CT Pirates and Privateers: Treasure and Treachery in the Constitution State.

Cornelius Eady at the Sunken Garden @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cornelius Eady’s work as been nominated for a NAACP Image Award and the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. Eady will be joined by his band Rough Magic for music and poetry to delight and inspire. Also performing: Sunken Garden Poetry Prize winner (TBA this spring), sponsored by Tupelo Press.

Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Award-winning poets, Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah, co-direct Organic Weapon Arts. The evening will feature a Poetry Jam/Urban Poetry Conversation and musical spoken word performance by Tang Sauce and DJ Stealth.

Jul
10
Mon
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Jul
11
Tue
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

MisFit Car Cruisers @ Tony's Package Store
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Park weekly cruise night, no fee, donations accepted and appreciated.

Polish Night @ Cora Belden Library
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford has been
invited once again to host a “Polish Night” at the Cora J.
Belden Library for its patrons and the general public. A
display of interesting and varied artifacts relating to Poland
and its people will be presented, as well as a short travelogue
on Poland.
We hope to see you there!
Cliff and Pat Archie, Chairs

Jul
12
Wed
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Yoga Flow on the River @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat!

Jul
13
Thu
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 220 Hartford Ave.
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Jul
14
Fri
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Jul
15
Sat
White Elephant Sale @ First Congregational Church
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The perennially popular White Elephant Sale (WES) hosted by the Ladies Benevolent Society of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme is just around the corner. For those who have never participated, this 81st annual sale is one of the main events in town.

It all starts with the intake period when you can drop off unwanted items at the church from your house; perhaps your basement, attic, closets or yard.

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Harrison House @ Harrison House Museum
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Historic 1724
Harrison House Museum
Just recently saved by the Branford Historical Society and friends!!!!

Seasonal Guided Hike @ Bushy Hill Nature Center
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

We are excited to welcome back Karen Monger and Family, to conduct a series of seasonal hikes and presentations on foraging and more.
There are three scheduled dates that they will be sharing and educating on.
They will take us through some of our wooded property and help us identify and understand the many varieties of edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms around us.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Yoga Outdoors @ Branford Town Green
Jul 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join your fellow yogi’s to start your Saturday night out peacefully!! Bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Twilight in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Savor the enchantment of the summer garden in the cool of the evening. Enjoy wine and nibbles with friends and fellow garden lovers as the sun fades.

Jul
16
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Open House @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Jul
17
Mon
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Jul
18
Tue
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

MisFit Car Cruisers @ Tony's Package Store
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Park weekly cruise night, no fee, donations accepted and appreciated.

Picnic in the Park @ Mystic Aquarium
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Families participating in Picnic in the Park programs will be provided a pizza dinner, unstructured play activities, and an opportunity to meet other nature play loving families! Cost: $10 per family (up to 4 individuals), $3 for each additional participant
Tuesday, July 18 5:30pm – 7:30pm Dodge Paddock and Beal Preserve – We’ll explore the rocky shore environment and tide pools as we discover the rich history of this hidden gem in Stonington Borough

Jul
19
Wed
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Yoga Flow on the River @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat!

Jul
20
Thu
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Photography in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Photography in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden | Washington | Connecticut | United States

Join photographer Rich Pomerantz for “Photography In The Garden”.

Thursday, July 20 at 7PM“Relax It’s Only Garden Photography”. Meet in the barn for light refreshments and a slideshow and lecture that will explain the basic principles of garden photography including camera functions, composition and lighting.

Friday July 21 Basic Garden Photography Workshop begins in the garden where you will photograph under Rich’s direction for 3-4 hours. Then into the barn to download your images, have lunch and do critiques. After a brief mid-day break it’s back to the garden for a second session in the late afternoon light.

Saturday, July 22 Capturing and Interpreting the Intent of the Designer. In this session you will use garden design principles to understand the intentions of the designer, interpret these intentions and design ideas to create a unique photographic vision.

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 220 Hartford Ave.
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Jul
21
Fri
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Photography in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Photography in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden | Washington | Connecticut | United States

Join photographer Rich Pomerantz for “Photography In The Garden”.

Thursday, July 20 at 7PM“Relax It’s Only Garden Photography”. Meet in the barn for light refreshments and a slideshow and lecture that will explain the basic principles of garden photography including camera functions, composition and lighting.

Friday July 21 Basic Garden Photography Workshop begins in the garden where you will photograph under Rich’s direction for 3-4 hours. Then into the barn to download your images, have lunch and do critiques. After a brief mid-day break it’s back to the garden for a second session in the late afternoon light.

Saturday, July 22 Capturing and Interpreting the Intent of the Designer. In this session you will use garden design principles to understand the intentions of the designer, interpret these intentions and design ideas to create a unique photographic vision.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Jul
22
Sat
Om Street: Yoga on LaSalle @ LaSalle Rd
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join thousands of other yogi’s in one solitude, community building statement of sweet solidarity. Find your center under sun and sky!!

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Women in Science Saturday: Coloring with Super Cool Scientists @ CT Science Center
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Super Cool Scientists is a story and coloring book celebrating women in science and technology careers. Fields include everything from computer animation to paleontology to marine biology. Come learn about the super cool women in STEM featured in the book during your visit to the CT Science Center. Author, Sara MacSorley, will be there to tell you all about it and will have scientist illustrations available to color. Share your final coloring pages with the online #supercoolscientists community when you’re done! Books will be available for sale too if you want to take even more coloring home.

Photography in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Photography in the Garden @ Hollister House Garden | Washington | Connecticut | United States

Join photographer Rich Pomerantz for “Photography In The Garden”.

Thursday, July 20 at 7PM“Relax It’s Only Garden Photography”. Meet in the barn for light refreshments and a slideshow and lecture that will explain the basic principles of garden photography including camera functions, composition and lighting.

Friday July 21 Basic Garden Photography Workshop begins in the garden where you will photograph under Rich’s direction for 3-4 hours. Then into the barn to download your images, have lunch and do critiques. After a brief mid-day break it’s back to the garden for a second session in the late afternoon light.

Saturday, July 22 Capturing and Interpreting the Intent of the Designer. In this session you will use garden design principles to understand the intentions of the designer, interpret these intentions and design ideas to create a unique photographic vision.

Elected Artist Summer Demo Series: Eileen Eder @ Lyme Art Association
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Eileen Eder will demonstrate clouds in a landscape and abstract composition.

Harrison House @ Harrison House Museum
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Historic 1724
Harrison House Museum
Just recently saved by the Branford Historical Society and friends!!!!

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Yoga Outdoors @ Branford Town Green
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join your fellow yogi’s to start your Saturday night out peacefully!! Bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Jul
23
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Open House @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Book Talk with Author Corin Hirsch @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come learn about the “Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England”.

Jul
24
Mon
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Jul
25
Tue
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

MisFit Car Cruisers @ Tony's Package Store
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Park weekly cruise night, no fee, donations accepted and appreciated.

Jul
26
Wed
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Yoga Flow on the River @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat!

Jul
27
Thu
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 220 Hartford Ave.
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Riverfront Scramble Series @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Get ready to Scramble this summer! Runners battle wet sand, dirt paths, rocky hills, grassy knolls, stair climbs and even a little asphalt, followed by beer, food and live music. Run in costume and you could win the coveted best costume prize.

The themes for this year are:

June 29: Red, White, & Brew! With the Fourth of July right around the corner wear your most patriotic ensemble
July 27: Super Heroes – Throw on that cape, put on your Clark Kent glasses, and don’t forget your utility belt
August 24: College – Dust off that old college tee from your alma mater, or rock your favorite jersey

Register in advance for all three Scrambles and you’ll receive a Scramble Grand Slam medal. Scrambles are produced by the Hartford Marathon Foundation in cooperation with Riverfront Recapture. Register to run on event day, or on the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s website.

Jul
28
Fri
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop @ Creative Arts Workshop
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition will feature works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Richard Klein, Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Opening reception on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Third Annual Walking Weekend @ Pratt House
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Everyone welcome!! Get a little history with your exercise!! Knowledgeable guides lead you through local historic neighborhoods!

Jul
29
Sat
Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Third Annual Walking Weekend @ Ivoryton Library
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Everyone welcome!! Get a little history with your exercise!! Knowledgeable guides lead you through local historic neighborhoods!

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Harrison House @ Harrison House Museum
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the Historic 1724
Harrison House Museum
Just recently saved by the Branford Historical Society and friends!!!!

Third Annual Walking Tour @ Essex Elementary School
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Everyone welcome!! Get a little history with your exercise!! Knowledgeable guides lead you through local historic neighborhoods!

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Yoga Outdoors @ Branford Town Green
Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join your fellow yogi’s to start your Saturday night out peacefully!! Bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Jul
30
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show @ CT Science Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See animals you’ve never seen at the Wildlife Encounters incredible stage show every weekend in July. These world-class animal presenters, featured on the Today Show, and their amazing creatures are sure to delight audiences of all ages as they take you on a tropical animal adventure.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Open House @ Pardee-Morris House
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Third Annual Walking Tour @ Essex Village
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Everyone welcome!! Get a little history with your exercise!! Knowledgeable guides lead you through local historic neighborhoods!

Jul
31
Mon
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Aug
1
Tue
MisFit Car Cruisers @ Tony's Package Store
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Park weekly cruise night, no fee, donations accepted and appreciated.

Aug
2
Wed
The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Yoga Flow on the River @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat!

Aug
3
Thu
The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 220 Hartford Ave.
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Thursday Nights on the Plaza @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turn rush hour into happy hour — join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Aug
4
Fri
The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Visit the Historic 1732 Home @ Pratt House
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided tours in to our local history!! Free Admission. Museum Shop.

Aug
5
Sat
Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

The Lure Of Fishing @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Lure of Fishing: Gear Through the Years
Exhibit of antique fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures, and creels, plus Guilford fishing images and anecdotes. Play a fishing game. Included with admission.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.