Dads, Donuts, Trucks, Tractors and Hot Dogs! Father’s Day at Hein Farm

The Farm Truck at Hein Farm 303 Meadow Road, Farmington

Explore  the farm with Dad this Father's Day and enjoy donuts, coffee & hot dogs ! Dad and the family will also enjoy live music,  trucks & tractors on display and the ponds  will be open for fishing. Food Trucks include Happy Tails Coffee, The Dawg Tour Hot Dogs and Dude's Donut Truck For more information  

$14 – $44

Whitfield Museum Hosts Trades Day

Whitfield House 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford

All ages are invited to immerse themselves in a free program exploring the trade of woodworking with hand tools. The event will be held 10:00-4:00 on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at the Henry Whitfield State Museum. TradesUp will offer a STEAM-based learning experience with hands-on activities for participants to gain experience in skills such as basic math, measuring, and hand-eye coordination while developing a sense of confidence and self-sufficiency. TradesUp, a non-profit organization based in Kent, Connecticut, provides opportunities to try the trades and experience the joy of hands-on creating, making, and problem-solving. Prominent Connecticut woodworker Rick Liegl will also be demonstrating the timeless techniques he uses in carving his woodwork projects, sharing insights about his collection of antique hand tools, and answering questions.   Trades Day will take place rain or shine. Admission to the Whitfield House and Visitor Center exhibit galleries is also free. Support provided by Connecticut Humanities. For more information, call 203-453-2457, e-mail whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov, or visit https://portal.ct.gov/ECD-HenryWhitfieldStateMuseum.

Juneteenth at The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford

Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford

FREEDOM DAY Celebrate Juneteenth: Freedom Day at the Connecticut Science Center with a day of discovery, learning, exploration, and fun! We invite guests of all ages to explore the rich history and significance of Juneteenth through interactive exhibits, engaging workshops, and inspiring presentations. Enjoy hands-on activities that delve into science, technology, and culture, while also learning about the contributions of Black scientists, inventors, and leaders. The day will feature guest speakers, live demonstrations, and collaborative projects designed to foster curiosity and understanding. Join us for a meaningful and educational celebration that honors freedom and embraces the spirit of community and inclusion. Everyone pays kids’ price for general admission.  For more information

Movies in the Plaza at Pitkin Park

Movies in the Plaza is back, bringing you free Wednesday night (and now select Sunday afternoon) movie screenings May through October in downtown New Haven’s beloved Pitkin Plaza! Grab your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and some takeout from a local spot, and spend an evening under the stars enjoying blockbusters, nostalgic blasts from the past, cult favorites, family films for all ages, and more. June 12 - The Parent Trap June 19 - Selma June 26 - Pride and Prejudice July 3 - NO MOVIE July 10 - Mama Mia July 17 - Peanut Butter Falcon July 24 - Jaws July 31 - Galaxy Quest Family films will be shown on Select Sundays: June 9 - Shrek June 23 - The Incredibles July 21 - Monsters Inc. August 4 - The Lego Movie August 18 - The Secret Life of Pets For more information

Under the Arches: Chamber Music Series at The Pequot Library: Elm City Consort

Pequot Library 720 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield

Friday, June 21 at 6:00pm | Elm City Consort This group of musicians in the New Haven area is dedicated to presenting imaginative and entertaining programs of Early Music. With more than 10 years of public performances, the Elm City Consort has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following among  music lovers in New Haven and beyond. This summer’s free, outdoor chamber music series will focus on Early Music, a term encompassing all choral and instrumental music stretching from the early Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the middle of the 17th century. This music is marked by beautiful, textured vocals and melodic harpsichords and lutes, and there is no better place to enjoy this beauty of sound than Pequot Library’s Great Lawn. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will take place in Pequot Library’s auditorium.

Make Music Day with Kala Farnham at the Whitfield Museum

Whitfield House 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford

Join the free celebration of music around the world on the summer solstice with an outdoor concert on the front lawn of the Whitfield House. Connecticut State Troubadour Kala Farnham is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter whose songwriting has been described as a reinvention of traditional folk with influences of pop, Broadway, and world music. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. The concert will be cancelled if it rains. For more information

The Princess and the Pauper at The Legacy Theater

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Saturday, June 22 at 10am & 12pm Two girls from different worlds come together and discover that they have more in common than they thought. Join us for a timeless tale retold as only a pop star (I mean pauper) can! A Legacy Theatre Production with book, music, and lyrics by Chelsea Dacey. Adapted from the novel, The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain. For more information

$25

Summer Reading Kickoff Party! At The Beekley Library

Beekley Library 10 Central Ave, New Hartford

Summer Reading is for everyone! All ages can sign up and win! The Summer Reading Kickoff party will feature prizes, games, crafts, popsicles, face painting, and more, plus information about additional summertime events! No registration required. For more information!

Party on the Plaza Hartford

Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford

🌞 THE OFFICIAL SUMMER KICKOFF EVENT Get ready to dive into summer fun at our annual Party on the Plaza! This is the ultimate family-friendly bash to kick off the season in style. Prepare for a day packed with lively activities and exciting attractions that’ll make your summer unforgettable. An extravaganza featuring giant inflatables, the hottest summer tunes, airbrush tattoos, interactive LIVE science demos, and classic carnival games. Plus, don’t miss a special appearance from Dillon (Hartford Athletics mascot), and princesses Ariel, Aurora, & Belle. And the best part? All this fun is included with your General Admission ticket or Science Center Membership. Come on down and let’s get this summer started with a bang! For more information

$20 – $28

The 7 Fingers: Duel Reality: Multimedia Performance at University Theater

University Theater 222 York Street, New Haven

All's fair in love and war. You won't want to miss this exhilarating performance with Montreal's renowned arts collective, the 7 Fingers. In "Duel Reality" they combine acrobatics, theater, dance, multimedia, music, and storytelling, and present human stories with superhuman skills. Stripping down circus spectacle to its thrilling essence, they breathe new life into Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Witness a lively arena where two groups collide in playful competition and fierce conflict, all while star-crossed lovers steal the show, proving that love triumphs, even amidst rivalry. Don't miss this thrilling blend of acrobatics and emotion!

$48 – $90