FAMILY DAY at The Lyme Art Association

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

From 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, July 13th, join us for Family Day on the lawns of Lyme Art Association for fun & creative art and outdoor activities for kids & families. More details coming soon. Below is a list of the fun activities from last year’s Family Day. 2023’s Family Day Activities Included: Tripledale Farm‘s Petting Zoo Plein Air Painting Food Live Music from Sue Mead & Woody (John Wood) Art Activities for kids & adults provided by PARJE (Public Art Racial Justice Education) Face Painting Pop-up Art Library Young Artist Exhibition Awards Ceremony Calling Young Artists (ages 5 – 18): Sign-up to enter the Hope Is A Thing With Feathers Show, which will be on view from June 7 – July 18, 2024.  Click here for more information and to sign up. For more information

$10 – $30

Story Time: Gabriele Davis, Peaches at Black Rock Books

Black Rock Books 3030 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

Connecticut based author Gabriele Davis joins us to read her debut picture book, Peaches, a lyrical, multigenerational story about a young girl learning to make her family’s treasured peach cobbler recipe. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is best suited for children aged 3-8.   For more information

Connecticut Pickle Festival

Berlin Fair Grounds 430 Beckly Road, Berlin

July 13 through July 14, 2024 What is The Connecticut Pickle Festival? The Connecticut Pickle Festival is New England's largest pickle event of the year featuring our Pickle Patch showcasing pickle samples throughout the country!!!! That’s right, unlimited pickle sampling is an option when purchasing tickets!!! For more information

$30 – $100

Camp Aldrich Registration is Now Open

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.   Each week, campers will be guided through art-making workshops and activities led by a professional, practicing artist and our dedicated team of camp counselors. Weeks are tailored to specific age groups for the ultimate creative learning environment. Each session culminates in a celebration for family and friends on Friday evenings, displaying works of art that the campers developed throughout the week. Week 1: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 Grades 1 to 3 Week 2: Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 Grades 1 to 3 Week 3: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 Grades 4 to 6 For more information

$435 – $480

Children’s Summer on Stage: Sleeping Beauty: Session One at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

July 15 – July 20 Summer on Stage is an unforgettable week-long summer theater experience at the Garde Arts Center with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! Up to 60 students will rehearse for the whole week and attend a variety of workshops, then put on two performances of an original musical with the Missoula Children’s Theater, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater.  Participants will learn about many facets of theater giving them skills in presentation, confidence, self-expression and knowledge of related technical elements such as stage make-up, sound, and lighting. Register Now Camp: Monday-Friday 9am to 3:30pm Drop Off 8:45-9am / Pick Up 3:30pm Performances: Friday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am Session 1: July 15 – July 20         Sleeping Beauty Session 2: July 22 – July 27        The Wizard of Oz Session 3: July 29 – Aug 3          The Pied Piper   For more information

$385

Eco Circus Camp in East Haddam

The Sanctuary 59 Bogel Road, East Haddam

First Session: Jul 8th - Jul 19th Mon-Fri 9 AM to 3 PM Ages 6-12 Back by popular demand! Campers will experience Embodied play connecting bodies + minds in harmony with relationships + the environment. Circus arts, partnership yoga, ecological lessons, Connection to Nature. Goats. For more information Tuition: $750 per session / Scholarships available.  

$750

Cardboard Explosion! at The Legacy Theater

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Saturday, July 27 at 10am Back by popular demand! Four original stories, brought to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes! For more information

$25

Yard Goats 2024 Softball Camp at Dunkin’ Park

Dunkin' Park 1214 Main St, Hartford

August 6th and 7th, 9am-12pm Attention all SOFTBALL players ages 7-13 WHO LOVE TO HAVE FUN - Join us at Dunkin' Park August 6th and 7th, 9am-12pm, as we host a 2 day softball camp -- games, competitions, & more! Kids have the opportunity to work on their skills while having fun. SPOTS ARE LIMITED! Brought to you by: Saint Francis Hospital Each softball player signed up will receive 2 complimentary Field Box tickets for the Yard Goats game on August 13th, and get special recognition on field pre-game! For more information

$97.86

Pups and Pints on the Plaza Hartford

Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford

🌌 SET BLASTERS TO ‘FUN’ Strap on your lightsabers, don your capes, and set your blasters to ‘fun’! The Connecticut Science Center is transforming into a galaxy far, far away for an out-of-this-world Star Wars celebration. Join us for a day of galactic fun; whether you’re a Jedi Master or an aspiring Padawan, there’s something for everyone. Immerse yourself in interactive LIVE science demonstrations, themed activities, and special guest appearances. May the Force be with you as you embark on an unforgettable Star Wars adventure. General admission or Membership to the Connecticut Science Center covers your intergalactic travel. For more information

$20 – $28

Concert on the Green: Sing and Play with Mrs. Bergin at La Grua Center: Stonington

La Grua Center 32 Water St, Stonington

Join Ms. Bergin, beloved local children’s musician for an hour of music and singing. Bergin O’Malley, a pop-folk singer songwriter, first started writing children’s music twelve years ago when she was pregnant with her first child Emmett. Along with her singing partner, Melissa Haith, she wrote and released two children’s albums, Sing and Play Together, full of upbeat, catchy songs. Ms. Bergin’s original music celebrates the simple joys of childhood, the bonds of families, the magic of colors and more. Her “Stonington Song” has become somewhat of a local anthem for children and grownups alike. Come enjoy some children’s classics as well as her own originals, during this family-friendly music program. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and get ready to sing and play! This concert is FREE. For more information

Free – $5

Sweet Dreams: A Bedtime Story Comes to Life at The Legacy Theater

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Saturday, August 17 at 10am Join SalliJune as her magical adventures begin when she drifts off to sleep, finding fun and friendship along the way! A Legacy Theatre Production with book, music, and lyrics by Chelsea Dacey and Keely Baisden Knudsen. For more information

$25

Exploring Artism: A Program for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Courtland S. Wilson Library 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven

Join Yale Center for British Art educators to explore works of art, practice social skills, and have fun! Exploring Artism is a free program for children who are five to twelve years of age and on the autism spectrum. Children and their families, parents, siblings, and other relatives will find a welcoming, engaging, and inclusive learning environment. Participants practice social skills and learn ways to sustain attention and focus by exploring works of art and trying no-fail follow up-activities. A quiet space with sensory toys is available. This program will take place at Courtland S. Wilson Library, New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room, 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519. Free parking is available. Exploring Artism program is facilitated by the YCBA education department in consultation with the Yale Child Study Center and is recommended by the Autism Parents Community (APC). For more information This program also runs on September 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16.