Left and Right of Center: Opening Reception
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Left and Right of Center: Opening Reception

The exhibition includes roughly 20 artists, including works by J H Twactman, Lisa Ghriskey, George Ault, Geoffrey Gorman, Andrew Wyeth, J Henry Fair, John Gibson, Geoffrey Gorman, Keith Haring, Malcolm Moran, Andy Warhol, Edward Holland, Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Julie Betts Testwuide, Steve Cope Heidi Howard, Cecil Howard, Charles Biederman, Apple Parish Bartlett, Robin Geddes, George Constant, Susan Williams, Marsden Hartley among others

The Barn @ Downing Yudain LLC
357 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, Connecticut  06903
 

unnamed (2).jpg


rsvp: info@art357.com (only if you have not rsvped)
www.art357.com

If you can't make the opening, please email info@art357.com to set up an appointment to visit. The barn is open by appointment.

View Event →
Seven Bridges: Walking Tour
May
24
2:00 PM14:00

Seven Bridges: Walking Tour

50 Years of Art
A discussion and walking tour with

Peter Woytuk

This will be a brief inside discussion and outside walking tour,
weather permitting, please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

About the Artist

Born in 1958, Peter Woytuk was introduced to the artistic considerations of architecture by his father. Peter Woytuk, Sr., who took the family on a six-month tour of Europe, concentrating on significant architectural sites. Woytuk went on to major in art at Kenyon College in Ohio, focusing on photography; however, creating welded sculpture captured his interest and upon graduating in 1980, he took an apprenticeship with sculptor Philip Grausman. While working for Grausman, he absorbed a sense of the “convex and concave” form. He also developed the technical knowledge and skills needed to create cast sculpture. By 1986, Woytuk was showing his work in solo exhibitions and has continued to garner attention for his work. In 1998, a commission from the North Carolina Zoological Society resulted in four life-size bronze elephants for the park’s entrance. He is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM; Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA; and Argazzi Art in Lakeville, CT.

 

Woytuk spends his time working here in the States and at foundries in Asia.

unnamed (1).jpg

Seating is limited

Doors open at 1:30 pm

Please rsvp by May 18, 2018

info@sevenbridges.org

 

 

View Event →
Reveries: Popup Show Reception
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Reveries: Popup Show Reception

  • 153 Post Road East Westport, CT, 06880 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ALL NEW SHOW, ALL NEW ART. Art show directors and artists Amy Kaplan & Trace Burroughs are producing a second pop-up gallery art show in downtown Westport, 153 Post Road East, to benefit Project Return. Come for the party, Thursday May 24, 6-8pm, view and buy some art from this new group of 17 exceptional local artists. Free admission.

Project Return empowers young women in crisis to rebuild their lives by providing a safe, secure, and structured environment where they learn life skills, heal family relationships, and strengthen other life-long connections needed for healthy independent living.

popup show project return.jpg



The 17 local artists exhibiting works in the gallery will be: Heidi Lewis Coleman, Noah Steinman, Liz Leggett, Dan Long, Katherine Ross, Lisa Silberman, Charles Douthat, Julie Leff, Scott Glaser, Melissa Newman, Holly Hawthorne, Erich Davis, Diane Pollack, Amy Kaplan, Trace Burroughs, and Michael Brenneke.

View Event →
Dance and Poetry Body of Work
May
27
5:00 PM17:00

Dance and Poetry Body of Work

A collaboration between Stephanie Kunkel, Choreographer, and Laurel S. Peterson, Norwalk’s Poet Laureate, the event will consist of original dances choreographed by Ms. Kunkel, guest choreographers and her students at Step ‘N’ Out Dance Studios in Norwalk. The dances are based on poems by Ms. Peterson and Ms. Kunkel, as well as other area poets and well-known authors, such as Maya Angelou, Eminem, Shel Silverstein, and Edgar Allan Poe. The event is sponsored by Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and the Norwalk Arts Commission. It is free and open to the public. All are welcom

32585769_982538588589106_2873120009041739776_o.jpg
View Event →
May
30
4:30 PM16:30

Office Evolution: Grand Opening

Office Evolution Stamford is having its grand opening on May 30th and you are all invited! The Mayor of Stamford will be in attendance as well the Office Evolution’s CEO, Mark Hemmeter. If anyone would like to donate a product or service to the grand opening as a way of promoting your own business, please let us know!

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-for-office-evolution-stamford-registration-45900059313

Grand-Opening-at-the-Office-Evolution-Stamford.jpg
View Event →
Art theat Makes the HeART Sing...Opening Reception
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Art theat Makes the HeART Sing...Opening Reception

This exhibit coincides in anticipation of newest, upcoming City Lights endeavor, “Make Music Day-Bpt,” scheduled for June 21, offering an eclectic mix of opportunities to make and enjoy music.

Exhibiting artists include: Will Corprew, Dustin DeMilio, Allan Dudek, Miguel Mendoza, Lisi Orjuela, Billy Russomano, Joan Wheeler

citylights.jpg
View Event →
Best Friends Super Adoption Event
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Best Friends Super Adoption Event

Our next Best Friends Super Adoption event will be held Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3 at the Westchester County Center, just north of New York City. 

The free event will features hundreds of adorable adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and reduced adoption fees. 

HOURS:

Saturday, June 2: 10am - 7pm

Sunday, June 3: 10am - 5pm

bestfriends.jpg
View Event →
 Best Friends Super Adoption Event
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Best Friends Super Adoption Event

Our next Best Friends Super Adoption event will be held Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3 at the Westchester County Center, just north of New York City. 

The free event will features hundreds of adorable adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and reduced adoption fees. 

HOURS:

Saturday, June 2: 10am - 7pm

Sunday, June 3: 10am - 5pm

bestfriends.jpg
View Event →
Brant Foundation: Spring Exhibit
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Brant Foundation: Spring Exhibit

The Brant Foundation's upcoming exhibition features work by Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, and Michael Williams. 
May 14th-September 2018

Sign up for one of our docent-led  tours!
Email us at info@brantfoundation.org or click the button below to book your tour

MAY TOUR DATES
May 16th@11am
May 18th@3pm
May 22nd@10am
May 23rd@12pm
May 24th@2pm
May 25th@1pm
May 29th@11:30am
May 30th@2pm
May 31st@10am

JUNE TOUR DATES
June 1st@11:30am
June 5th@10am
June 7th@11am
June 8th@12pm
June 12th@1pm
June 13th@11am
June 14th@1pm
June 15th@3pm
June 18th@1pm
June 20th@10am
June 21st@12pm
June 22nd@2pm
June 25th@12pm
June 26th@2pm
June 27th@11am
June 29th@1pm

Luncheon on the grass: On select Fridays, bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the Foundation's lawn after your tour.

Luncheon Tour Dates include: 

May 18th@3pm
May 25th@1pm
June 8th@2pm
June 15th@3pm
June 22nd@2pm
June 29th@1pm
*Must be signed up for one of the tours above in order to participate 

 

RSVP https://brantfoundation.org/exhibitions/browse/upcoming/

joebradley.jpg
31162250_814880158716372_8248994100859109376_o.jpg
michaelwilliams puzzled.jpg

 

 

View Event →

 Brant Foundation: Spring Exhibit
May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Brant Foundation: Spring Exhibit

The Brant Foundation's upcoming exhibition features work by Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, and Michael Williams. 
May 14th-September 2018

Sign up for one of our docent-led  tours!
Email us at info@brantfoundation.org or click the button below to book your tour

MAY TOUR DATES
May 16th@11am
May 18th@3pm
May 22nd@10am
May 23rd@12pm
May 24th@2pm
May 25th@1pm
May 29th@11:30am
May 30th@2pm
May 31st@10am

JUNE TOUR DATES
June 1st@11:30am
June 5th@10am
June 7th@11am
June 8th@12pm
June 12th@1pm
June 13th@11am
June 14th@1pm
June 15th@3pm
June 18th@1pm
June 20th@10am
June 21st@12pm
June 22nd@2pm
June 25th@12pm
June 26th@2pm
June 27th@11am
June 29th@1pm

Luncheon on the grass: On select Fridays, bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the Foundation's lawn after your tour.

Luncheon Tour Dates include: 

May 18th@3pm
May 25th@1pm
June 8th@2pm
June 15th@3pm
June 22nd@2pm
June 29th@1pm
*Must be signed up for one of the tours above in order to participate 

 

RSVP https://brantfoundation.org/exhibitions/browse/upcoming/

joebradley.jpg
31162250_814880158716372_8248994100859109376_o.jpg
michaelwilliams puzzled.jpg

 

 

View Event →
New Rooms For Old Treasures
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

New Rooms For Old Treasures

Board of Trustees President Alison Barry and Executive Director Stephanie J. Coakley welcome all to share in a moment of pride for the Town of Fairfield and Pequot Library during the unveiling of the Library’s “New Rooms for Old Treasures.”

This significant event in Pequot Library history celebrates the opening of three new and reimagined spaces designed to preserve the Library’s Special Collections of over 30,000 rare books, manuscripts, and archives while also making these important items accessible to all. The reception is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated at calderon@pequotlibrary.org or (203) 259-0346 ext. 125 to register.

Guests at the May 22 reception will experience the first and only public tour of the newly constructed, climate-controlled collections storage room, located on the Library’s lower level, and be among the first to experience the redesigned May Room, a reading room with visible display cabinets featuring a rotating selection of Pequot Library’s finest items. Guests will also tour the Dillon Reading Room, a glass-encased viewing and research area (in a portion of the upper stacks) for students, scholars, and the public by appointment. The opening will also serve as the launch of the long-awaited, online searchable catalog of historical and literary treasures. 

32267513_2715381401837280_2692985077737979904_o.jpg
View Event →
Shazam: Conversations with Business Leaders- Rich Riley CEO
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Shazam: Conversations with Business Leaders- Rich Riley CEO

New Canaan Library’s annual Conversations with Business Leaders lecture hosts some of the business world’s most successful, knowledgeable and dynamic individuals. The tradition continues with this year’s guest speaker, Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam. Riley will give his insights and discuss leadership secrets he’s learned growing a business into a global empire while maintaining a company’s focus, culture and even an appreciation for magic. He breaks down how to grow a company without losing its soul.

 Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efbkug01e5d71c32&oseq=&c=&ch=

Rich Riley is the CEO of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular mobile applications.  He joined in 2013 and under his leadership the company has more than doubled its user base. Prior to joining Shazam, Riley spent 13 years at Yahoo! He joined as part of the acquisition of a start-up he co-founded Log-Me-on.com which invented the toolbar.  Riley also serves as an Industry Advisor to the global investment firm, KKR, and serves on the Board of the Entrepreneurial Department at the Wharton School.  He is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and has been named 3 times to Billboard’s list of the most powerful people in the music industry and was featured on Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Ones to Watch list and a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

This annual lecture presents guest speakers that are highly motivated, dedicated business leaders with a reputation for excellence. They may discuss, based on their experience, ethical decision-making, innovative thinking, and effective practices that achieve positive results. Speakers reside in New Canaan and have been in corporate management as well as specialized areas of business and global initiatives, among others.

View Event →
Front Country in Concert
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Front Country in Concert

Join us for an afternoon of music with the band Front Country.

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking”. 

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Tickets can be picked up on the day of the show from 1 PM onwards.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

View Event →
CT Design + Build Meetup @ Realm
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

CT Design + Build Meetup @ Realm

Join us for a networking event for the Instagram Design + Build Community

Connect with fellow industry professionals who are using Instagram to build their businesses. Experience the Realm Private Cinema, one of the finest screening rooms anywhere in the world today, engineered and built to the highest acoustical standards.

Admission and refreshments are compliments of your hosts, Affordable Handyman of Greenwich, BK Builders, Realm, Ring’s End, and Steel Windows & Doors.

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ctdbmeetup-connecticut-design-build-meetup-tickets-44916329952?aff=ebdsorderfblightbox

designsono.png
View Event →
HeArts Open Wide Gala for Underserved Artists
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

HeArts Open Wide Gala for Underserved Artists

The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center (DFCAC) Announces a $500,000 award to fund art programs and scholarships for underserved artists of all ages and a Gala on May 17th to celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments.

Drew Freidman, the founding member of the  Westport Downtown Merchants Association, led the way for what is now a vibrant downtown shopping area. He bought his first property in 1959 and several more in years to come.

Drew’s passion for the arts was tied to his beloved wife Bobbie, who was an accomplished artist. She worked in a variety of mediums creating magnificent works on canvas, clay and bronze. Drew built Bobbie an amazing state-of-the-art-studio that was to be the home of the DFCAC after her death in December 2011; but since the studio was built over an aquifer, the land use rules made this dream impossible.

The event offers delicious food, drinks, artwork, fun and the presentation of two art scholarships, presented by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. 

This evening includes music and wonderful culinary fare as long-time business partners, Nick Visconti and Drew Freidman jointly owned many local restaurants, and understand that celebrations always call for good food and fun. Bobbi, Drew and Nick wouldn’t have it any other way.

View Event →
Taste of Korea: Korean Cuisine, Full of Wisdom and Nature
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Taste of Korea: Korean Cuisine, Full of Wisdom and Nature

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project is pleased to present a demonstration of home-cooked Korean cuisine with a traditional table setting in Bangjia bronzeware. In the early 21st century, the health benefits of Bangjia are once again gaining attention. Both beautiful and durable, producing beneficial minerals and neutralizing harmful substances, Bangjja is not merely a variety of dishware, but a tangible legacy of enlightened wisdom. After the demonstration and serving of traditional food, there will be a screening of a short film on Korean culture. In addition, KSCPP will hand out recipe and other such complimentary books on Korean history and culture.

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is non -profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. In appreciation for the United States’ support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, since 2009, KSCPP has held over 1,700 presentations about the history and culture of Korea throughout the country.

RSVP https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efbyt2k3282304ba&oseq=&c=&ch=

Taste-of-Korea-Korean-Cuisine-Full-of-Wisdom-and-Nature-at-New-Canaan-Library.png
View Event →
Vegan Potluck
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Vegan Potluck

Share, Eat, & Connect! Please join us for our monthly Compassionfest Vegan Potluck Meeting. This is a great way to gather with community for sharing ideas and future events. Bring a vegan dish or just bring yourself. Hope you will join us. FREE & open to public. This event is intended for Compassionfest organizers & supporters. Donations welcomed for the outside Blessing Box. (This is a inclusive group we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind against gender, size, skin color, sexual orientation, different abilities, religious beliefs, class, age, or species.)

30727534_1319790914855204_7116175816035240873_n.jpg
View Event →
Revelations Pop-up Gallery: Opening Reception
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Revelations Pop-up Gallery: Opening Reception

  • 153 Post Road East Westport, CT, 06880 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Westport artists Amy Kaplan and Trace Burroughs are producing and curating a pop-up gallery in downtown Westport, 153 Post Road East, benefiting Clasp Homes of Westport.  All art will be for sale.

Reception Saturday, May 12, 4-6 pm. Gallery open Thursday, May 10 - Sunday, May 20. Thursdays - Saturdays 1-7pm, Sundays 11am-5pm.

Clasp Homes is a Westport non-profit organization. They create and support family environments for people with autism and intellectual disabilities by attracting and retaining a nurturing and dedicated staff.

The 16 extraordinary and diverse artists exhibiting works in the show are Judith Lambertson , Kat Evans, Sue Benton, Larry Gordon, Karen Vogel, Miggs Burroughs, Jane Lubin, Irene Penny, Mary Harold, Arpad Krizan, Susan Fehlinger, Nina Bentley, Lee Walther, Tom Bernstern, Amy Kaplan, and Trace Burroughs,

Food, wine and music reception. Music provided by very talented classical guitarist Glenn Roth. Glenn plays regularly throughout the northeast and tours nationally & internationally to bring his music to new fans and locales.

REVELATIONS--HUB-5.5x6.25-1525018060.jpg
View Event →
Dogwood Festival
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Dogwood Festival

Hosted by Greenfield Hill Church for almost a century, the annual Dogwood Festival welcomes visitors from far and near to the beauty of this historic area.  With activities for all ages, and crafters from around New England, the Festival offers something for everyone! All net proceeds from the Festival go to support charities serving people in need locally, nationally and internationally. 

http://www.greenfieldhillchurch.com/dogwood2018/

Dogwood Craft Show: While strolling through our buds and blossoms, treat your eyes to another sight — the fruits of the labor of multiple New England artists and crafters. This year, we welcome a number of new vendors as well as some old time favorites! Truly, there is something for everyone and every age, even the family dog! So, whether you are shopping for mom, grandma or even an early gift for dad, you will find it here. And be amazed at the creativity of our unique vendors!

Music:  Musical performances all weekend long! Concerts in the Church Sanctuary include the popular a cappella group ‘Conn Artists’, and the Men’s Gospel Choir from Pivot Ministries. On the ground of the Festival this year, we’ve got the rousing Irish music of the Angry O’Haras! Click here to see the music lineup for 2018!

Kate’s Corner: Our beloved and treasure filled Kate’s Corner originated from the most humble beginnings and is now a highly anticipated event. At Kate’s, you will find a variety of tag sale items, from home decor to sports equipment and nearly everything in between. Or, head on over to Kate’s closet, where the finds are fabulous…designer duds tucked in with closet staples make the treasure hunt SO much fun. And speaking of treasures, well, come see for yourself.  Kate’s spirit permeates the atmosphere of charity and makes every purchase not only a guilt-free bargain, but a bonafide charitable contribution! Please click here for a list of items to be donated, and drop-off times!

Kate’s Clothes: Shop at prices you don’t see anywhere else! New and gently used women and children’s clothing.

Plant and Garden Boutique:  Bring some color into your life by stopping by the Plant Tent! A beautiful variety of perennials, herbs, potted plants and hanging baskets for your garden. It’s the perfect place to shop for Mom, and for all those with a ‘green thumb’!

Kid Fun Activities! – Children’s Art and Games… For our littlest buds and blossoms, you will find games, face painting, a playground area as well as ice cream and sweets for the kid in all of us. continue to be a big hit for the youngsters, so bring the kids to the playground for some good old fashioned fun held on Saturday and Sunday!

Blossom Cafe:  Come take a rest and enjoy some delicious luncheon treats served with a smile, in the Memorial Room of the Church House.  Live music throughout the day makes this an extra-special place to take a break and have a snack!

SPF Grill: The bright white tent is a sure sign of spring and smiles on Greenfield Hill. Each year, the grill tent assembly signals our neighborhood that it’s spring, and for many, time for that first delicious burger of the season. And doesn’t that burger taste so much better, knowing that all proceeds go to help our teenagers (the SPF youth group) travel to West Virginia for the Appalachia Service Project! That’s why you’ll see all those teens serving you with a smile!

Blossom Bakery: Also under the big white tent, our 8th grade Confirmation class (and parents!) host a HUGE bake sale, with homemade treats and yummy goodies from local bakers!

Friday Dogwood Luncheon: A delightful midday treat on Friday, May 11 — this year featuring Kandi Carle, the Victorian Lady!

Dogwood Mini Dash 10:30 am (registration begins at 10:15) on Saturday, May 12th. The Dogwood Mini Dash is a free series of short sprints for kids ages 8 and under held in the beautiful Memorial Garden opposite Greenfield Hill Church.  All participants receive a fun gift.

Blessing of the Animals: Bring your furry friends to the front of the Church on Sunday, May 13 at noon … for our annual Blessing of the Animals, by pastors David Rowe and Alida Ward.

There are so many small surprises in store — so bring Grandma, bring Mom or just stop by to say hello — you will feel great when you do-good by doing the Dogwood!

 

 

dogwoodfestival2018.jpg
View Event →
  Dogwood Festival
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Dogwood Festival

Hosted by Greenfield Hill Church for almost a century, the annual Dogwood Festival welcomes visitors from far and near to the beauty of this historic area.  With activities for all ages, and crafters from around New England, the Festival offers something for everyone! All net proceeds from the Festival go to support charities serving people in need locally, nationally and internationally. 

http://www.greenfieldhillchurch.com/dogwood2018/

Dogwood Craft Show: While strolling through our buds and blossoms, treat your eyes to another sight — the fruits of the labor of multiple New England artists and crafters. This year, we welcome a number of new vendors as well as some old time favorites! Truly, there is something for everyone and every age, even the family dog! So, whether you are shopping for mom, grandma or even an early gift for dad, you will find it here. And be amazed at the creativity of our unique vendors!

Music:  Musical performances all weekend long! Concerts in the Church Sanctuary include the popular a cappella group ‘Conn Artists’, and the Men’s Gospel Choir from Pivot Ministries. On the ground of the Festival this year, we’ve got the rousing Irish music of the Angry O’Haras! Click here to see the music lineup for 2018!

Kate’s Corner: Our beloved and treasure filled Kate’s Corner originated from the most humble beginnings and is now a highly anticipated event. At Kate’s, you will find a variety of tag sale items, from home decor to sports equipment and nearly everything in between. Or, head on over to Kate’s closet, where the finds are fabulous…designer duds tucked in with closet staples make the treasure hunt SO much fun. And speaking of treasures, well, come see for yourself.  Kate’s spirit permeates the atmosphere of charity and makes every purchase not only a guilt-free bargain, but a bonafide charitable contribution! Please click here for a list of items to be donated, and drop-off times!

Kate’s Clothes: Shop at prices you don’t see anywhere else! New and gently used women and children’s clothing.

Plant and Garden Boutique:  Bring some color into your life by stopping by the Plant Tent! A beautiful variety of perennials, herbs, potted plants and hanging baskets for your garden. It’s the perfect place to shop for Mom, and for all those with a ‘green thumb’!

Kid Fun Activities! – Children’s Art and Games… For our littlest buds and blossoms, you will find games, face painting, a playground area as well as ice cream and sweets for the kid in all of us. continue to be a big hit for the youngsters, so bring the kids to the playground for some good old fashioned fun held on Saturday and Sunday!

Blossom Cafe:  Come take a rest and enjoy some delicious luncheon treats served with a smile, in the Memorial Room of the Church House.  Live music throughout the day makes this an extra-special place to take a break and have a snack!

SPF Grill: The bright white tent is a sure sign of spring and smiles on Greenfield Hill. Each year, the grill tent assembly signals our neighborhood that it’s spring, and for many, time for that first delicious burger of the season. And doesn’t that burger taste so much better, knowing that all proceeds go to help our teenagers (the SPF youth group) travel to West Virginia for the Appalachia Service Project! That’s why you’ll see all those teens serving you with a smile!

Blossom Bakery: Also under the big white tent, our 8th grade Confirmation class (and parents!) host a HUGE bake sale, with homemade treats and yummy goodies from local bakers!

Friday Dogwood Luncheon: A delightful midday treat on Friday, May 11 — this year featuring Kandi Carle, the Victorian Lady!

Dogwood Mini Dash 10:30 am (registration begins at 10:15) on Saturday, May 12th. The Dogwood Mini Dash is a free series of short sprints for kids ages 8 and under held in the beautiful Memorial Garden opposite Greenfield Hill Church.  All participants receive a fun gift.

Blessing of the Animals: Bring your furry friends to the front of the Church on Sunday, May 13 at noon … for our annual Blessing of the Animals, by pastors David Rowe and Alida Ward.

There are so many small surprises in store — so bring Grandma, bring Mom or just stop by to say hello — you will feel great when you do-good by doing the Dogwood!

 

 

dogwoodfestival2018.jpg
View Event →
Dogwood Festival
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Dogwood Festival

Hosted by Greenfield Hill Church for almost a century, the annual Dogwood Festival welcomes visitors from far and near to the beauty of this historic area.  With activities for all ages, and crafters from around New England, the Festival offers something for everyone! All net proceeds from the Festival go to support charities serving people in need locally, nationally and internationally. 

http://www.greenfieldhillchurch.com/dogwood2018/

Dogwood Craft Show: While strolling through our buds and blossoms, treat your eyes to another sight — the fruits of the labor of multiple New England artists and crafters. This year, we welcome a number of new vendors as well as some old time favorites! Truly, there is something for everyone and every age, even the family dog! So, whether you are shopping for mom, grandma or even an early gift for dad, you will find it here. And be amazed at the creativity of our unique vendors!

Music:  Musical performances all weekend long! Concerts in the Church Sanctuary include the popular a cappella group ‘Conn Artists’, and the Men’s Gospel Choir from Pivot Ministries. On the ground of the Festival this year, we’ve got the rousing Irish music of the Angry O’Haras! Click here to see the music lineup for 2018!

Kate’s Corner: Our beloved and treasure filled Kate’s Corner originated from the most humble beginnings and is now a highly anticipated event. At Kate’s, you will find a variety of tag sale items, from home decor to sports equipment and nearly everything in between. Or, head on over to Kate’s closet, where the finds are fabulous…designer duds tucked in with closet staples make the treasure hunt SO much fun. And speaking of treasures, well, come see for yourself.  Kate’s spirit permeates the atmosphere of charity and makes every purchase not only a guilt-free bargain, but a bonafide charitable contribution! Please click here for a list of items to be donated, and drop-off times!

Kate’s Clothes: Shop at prices you don’t see anywhere else! New and gently used women and children’s clothing.

Plant and Garden Boutique:  Bring some color into your life by stopping by the Plant Tent! A beautiful variety of perennials, herbs, potted plants and hanging baskets for your garden. It’s the perfect place to shop for Mom, and for all those with a ‘green thumb’!

Kid Fun Activities! – Children’s Art and Games… For our littlest buds and blossoms, you will find games, face painting, a playground area as well as ice cream and sweets for the kid in all of us. continue to be a big hit for the youngsters, so bring the kids to the playground for some good old fashioned fun held on Saturday and Sunday!

Blossom Cafe:  Come take a rest and enjoy some delicious luncheon treats served with a smile, in the Memorial Room of the Church House.  Live music throughout the day makes this an extra-special place to take a break and have a snack!

SPF Grill: The bright white tent is a sure sign of spring and smiles on Greenfield Hill. Each year, the grill tent assembly signals our neighborhood that it’s spring, and for many, time for that first delicious burger of the season. And doesn’t that burger taste so much better, knowing that all proceeds go to help our teenagers (the SPF youth group) travel to West Virginia for the Appalachia Service Project! That’s why you’ll see all those teens serving you with a smile!

Blossom Bakery: Also under the big white tent, our 8th grade Confirmation class (and parents!) host a HUGE bake sale, with homemade treats and yummy goodies from local bakers!

Friday Dogwood Luncheon: A delightful midday treat on Friday, May 11 — this year featuring Kandi Carle, the Victorian Lady!

Dogwood Mini Dash 10:30 am (registration begins at 10:15) on Saturday, May 12th. The Dogwood Mini Dash is a free series of short sprints for kids ages 8 and under held in the beautiful Memorial Garden opposite Greenfield Hill Church.  All participants receive a fun gift.

Blessing of the Animals: Bring your furry friends to the front of the Church on Sunday, May 13 at noon … for our annual Blessing of the Animals, by pastors David Rowe and Alida Ward.

There are so many small surprises in store — so bring Grandma, bring Mom or just stop by to say hello — you will feel great when you do-good by doing the Dogwood!

 

 

dogwoodfestival2018.jpg
View Event →
Bakithi's Birthday Bash
May
10
8:30 PM20:30

Bakithi's Birthday Bash

Bakithi Kumalo will be celebrating his Birthday with a performance at Gates. Bakithi Kumalo (/bɑːˈɡiːˈtiː kuːˈmɑːloʊ/; born May 10, 1956) is a South African bassist, composer, and vocalist.Kumalo is most known for his fretless bass playing on Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, in particular the bass run on "You Can Call Me Al".

31969753_2411673102192153_451271084214321152_n.jpg
View Event →
Whitmyer IP Group Open House
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Whitmyer IP Group Open House

The Whitmyer IP Group invites you to join us for an evening of great networking and insights as we unveil our expanded office space and WHIPgroup’s Invent Lab™ -- a new WHIPgroupprogram designed to foster growth of regional technology innovators.

Wines prepared by Glenville Wine & Spirits. Hors d'oeuvres by Siena Ristorante. We hope you can join us.

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whipgroup-open-house-and-wine-tasting-tickets-45022046152

whitmyer.jpg
View Event →
Yvonne Claveloux@ Pearl: Opening Reception
May
8
5:00 PM17:00

Yvonne Claveloux@ Pearl: Opening Reception

Abstract artist Yvonne Claveloux merges vibrant colors and organic shapes to create a sense of energy in her work. She embraces beauty in imperfection through her uninhibited brush strokes, loose lines, drips, and smudges, all bursting on her canvases in harmony. Her style is instinctive, which always leads to new and unexpected adventures when she steps into the studio. Unplanned from the onset, she follows her impulses. Through the use of diverse mediums including chalk, acrylics, watercolors and gesso, each piece develops its own personality.

“Inspiration for my art derives from my travels, Cuban roots and colorful winters in Miami. I use paint as a way to express emotions that cannot be verbalized and strive to celebrate beauty, flaws and all.” Yvonne’s passion for art was sparked while studying fashion design in Milan and since then her creative journey has taken many forms. From running her own interior design firm to working as Head Stylist for athome Magazine, her artistic eye has continued to evolve as she encounters new opportunities and explores the world around her. Claveloux divides her time between Westport, CT and Miami, FL.

yvonneclaveaux.jpg
View Event →
Tava's Annual Evening of Bellydance
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Tava's Annual Evening of Bellydance

lease join Tava, professional bellydancer and Norwalk resident, for her Annual Evening of Bellydance. This exciting night returns to Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT (16 Isaac St.) on Sunday May 6th at 6:30PM.

This show is a tapestry of performances from folkloric to fusion featuring Golden-Era-inspired bellydance, Turkish, Raqs Sharki and modern examples that push the boundaries of traditional dance; molding it into a personal expression of creativity-- with a respectful reverence for its' roots. Enjoy performances by seasoned professionals and brave students of all ages and stages.

Featured Performers: Zobeida (NY), La Gina (NY), Sahina (MA) and Tava (CT). Manipura Dance Collective member, Debra, will also perform a solo.

This is a dance of community and celebration. It is BYOB so bring your favorite elixir to share and come ready to learn a few moves while supporting Culture in CT. $20 includes admission, lite fare and a mini dance lesson. Advanced tickets strongly encouraged (we cannot exceed the room capacity and these events often sell out).

Tickets: https://annualeveofbd.ticketbud.com/annualeveofbd

View Event →
Om Prakash Opening Reception
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Om Prakash Opening Reception

For over sixty years, the renowned Indian artist and teacher, Om Prakash (Sharma), born December 14th 1932, has been creating complex abstract paintings drawn from both the timeless visual culture of Indian imagery and developments in modern art. Om Prakash: Selected Works from the OPAL Collection is the artist’s 59th solo exhibition and 10th monographic show in the United States.

om art.jpg
View Event →
FTC Cinco de Mayo
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

FTC Cinco de Mayo

FTC Cinco de Mayo in The Warehouse FTC
Saturday, May 5 | 5PM - 10PM

21+ PLEASE BRING PICTURE ID

Our FTC tradition continues! From 5-10PM, come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at FTC and groove to the sounds of the Jenn Durkin and the Business and Rick Reyes and the Cosmic Jibaros.

Sponsored by: BMW of Bridgeport, Bankwell, Perrier, and Corona

Free Admission

View Event →