Bruce Museum Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

01/20/2018 to 06/10/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6735 .

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works from the "Great War" donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition, which will be on view through June 10, 2018, commemorates the centennial of the entry of the United States into that epochal conflict. The United States' involvement in World War I lasted only 20 months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation's military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence. In the era of radio and film's infancy, posters were an essential medium; there were more than 20 million posters printed from about 2,500 designs. Many of the posters on display in Patriotic Persuasion were originally collected by Mr. Watling's stepfather, Charles B. Warren, Jr., and his brother, Wetmore Warren, in Washington, D.C., where their father, Charles B. Warren, served on the staff of the Judge Advocate General during the war.

Maplesugar Festival Weekend

02/05/2018 to 02/05/2019

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903.

Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4  | 11 am to 3 pm

​Members: $5/per person | Non-members: $10/per person

Directors Circle & Family Plus and all children under 3: FREE

​Save time by purchasing your tickets in advance. Visit stamfordmuseum.org. 

Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see firsthand how sap is tuned into maple syrup. Learn how trees are tapped, see how sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, have your face painted, enjoy live music, and visit our Museum Galleries. 

Birds in Art Opening Reception

02/05/2018 to 05/29/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2033221646.

Friday, February 23,2018, 6-8 pm

BIRDS in ART | February 24- May 28, 2018

Open to the Public | Refreshments and Appetizers | Free of Charge

RSVP by Monday, February 19th to rsvp@stamfordmuseum.org or by calling 203-977-6521

Birds, in all of their majesty and fragility, connect us with the natural world and have been the source of artistic inspiration for millennia. Today, talented artists from across the globe vie for membership in the exclusive cadre of avian artist chosen to exhibit in "Birds in Art." Now into its fifth decade,Birds in Art is recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art.

Organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, this exhibition presents a juried collection of 60 outstanding contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Two- and three-dimensional artworks in all media, except crafts and photography, are included. More than 60 artists have created original paintings, sculptures, and graphics within the past three years, for inclusion in this 42nd annual exhibition. Wildlife enthusiast, ornithologists, and backyard birders will be delighted by the quality and variety of the artworks that capture birds in all their natural splendor. Fully illustrated catalogs will be available for purchase.

Spring Home School Day: Air & Water

04/24/2018 to 04/24/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Tuesday, April 24, 10:30 am - 3 pm

For ages 5-10. We'll tackle the other two elements for our Spring Home School Day! Discover the ecology of our vernal pools, explore the power of air in our wind lab, launch stomp rockets into the air, and investigate the ecology of a watershed. Limited enrollment for small group experience; prepayment is required. No charge for teachers/chaperones and non-participating siblings. A group lunch will allow for home schoolers to meet each other and exchange ideas. To register, please contact Devan Shulby at dshulby@stamfordmuseum.org. or 203-977-6540. Members: $15/child | Non-Members: $15/child.

For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events

Darien Nature Center Weeds, Weeds, Weeds

04/26/2018

120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

11am - 12:30 pm. identify and manage those pesky weeds that are relentless visitors in garden beds. Advanced Master Gardener Peter Russell from the Bartlett Arboretum will join us to share tips on minimizing the presence of weeds and how to get long term weed-free results. Learn the four key ways to control weeds. COST: $35

Greater Bridgeport Symphony STARS AND STRIPES

04/28/2018

910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

At the Klein. What is the music of the American Revolution -- since symphonic music didn't take root in America until almost the 20th century? American music was song, and so GBS is commissioning (with the Orlando Symphony) a new composition: the songs of the American Revolution and Civil War by Jeremy Kittel, who will also solo on violin. The Northeast premiere of an American anthem! Then we move into Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, and celebrate two composers who could have only sprung to life in America: George Gershwin and Scott Joplin -- with a new arrangement from his opera Treemonisha.

Square One Theatre - The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky

05/03/2018 to 05/20/2018

719 Birdseye Street , Stratford, CT Phone: 203.375.8778(24/7).

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky features one actor portraying every character in a small Jersey shore town unraveling the story of Leonard Pelky, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year old who has gone missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, Leonard becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town's citizens question how they live, who they love and what they leave behind. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky opens Thursday, May 3 and continues through Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Westport Arts Center -Concert

05/11/2018

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.: Simon Mulligan with the Simon Mulligan Trio will traverse the worlds of Jazz and Classical with a unique interpretation of The George Gershwin Songbook.

Norwalk Symphony FIGARO!

05/19/2018

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

8:00 pm. Wolfgang A. Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro"