Garden Dialogues 2024: Concord, MA

Concord MA Concord, MA

June 29, 2024 Register now to explore this exceptional 2.4-acre property with rolling meadows and surrounded by a densely forested perimeter. This landscape includes a long, winding driveway, sunny perennial gardens, and elegant granite steps. The exclusive tour will be led by Michelle Crowley, principal of Crowley Cottrell, Architect Kelly Ennis Connellan of Jill Neubauer Architects, and Botanica Fine Gardens Meadow Consultant/Installation, Ed Kutchmanich. For more information

$75 – $100

Long Table Farm 256 BEAVER BROOK ROAD, Lyme

The farm is bustling with life and abundant with produce.  We've gotten so much planted this week and many spring projects are wrapping up.  Come check out what has changed! Our Market will be open every Saturday starting April 6th, until Thanksgiving. 10AM-1PM with guest vendors weekly. For more information

Opening Paths: Imna Arroyo at Lyman Allyn

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

June 29 – September 22, 2024 Puerto Rican artist Imna Arroyo’s art explores connections between the African continent and its diaspora in an on-going endeavor to reclaim a lost and scattered heritage. Opening Paths explores the artist’s emergence and path forward by showcasing works in various disciplines and mediums from her early years (1968-1980’s) when she began to assert her uniquely expressive Afro-Caribbean agency, through her 2022 mixed-media installation, Eleggua, dedicated to Yoruba Orisha Eshu/Elegguá, representing the crossroads of the world and the opening of the paths. Opening Paths reflects the artist’s connectedness to her Afro-Caribbean heritage, giving voice to the stories and rich traditions of her ancestors as she “…finds solace in the belief that artmaking can be a form of healing.” For more information

$3 – $12

Litchfield Jazz Camp announces its 28th season.

Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center 22 Kirby Rd, Washington

Litchfield Jazz Camp returns for its 28th summer on June 30th, 2024. It will run through the entire month of July and it culminates in the 29th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival. The program and festival occur at the Frederick Gunn School in Washington Connecticut. Last summer LJC hosted over 300 students and distributed over $70,000 in need-based scholarships.  Registration for the camp opens in mid-November. LJC welcomes students from 13 to adult. There is no pre-audition required. Visit Litchfield Jazz Camp at litchfieldjazzcamp.com or call 860-361-6285. For more information

Free – $6880

Sunday Broadway Concert Series at The Legacy Theater: Kate Baldwin with John McDaniel at the piano!

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Sunday, June 30 at 2pm Kate Baldwin is a two-time Tony Award–nominee and four-time Drama Desk–nominee, having starred on Broadway as Irene Molloy in the 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! and the 2009 revival of Finian’s Rainbow as Sharon McLonergan. She originated the roles of Sandra Bloom in Big Fish on Broadway and Leslie Lynnton Benedict in Giant at The Public Theatre. She starred as Jen in Keen Company's revival of John & Jen and garnered a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her work in Superhero at Second Stage. Other Broadway credits: The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Wonderful Town. She starred in The King and I at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Women at The Old Globe, Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, She Loves Me at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Music Man and South Pacific at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award nomination), and What the Constitution Means to Me at Berkshire Theatre Group. On television, her work includes NBC’s Law & Order: SVU (guest star), Stephen Sondheim’s Passion (PBS) and the Disney + series Just Beyond. For more information

$25 – $50

JUNE FARM DINNER at The Herb Lyceum: Groton, MA

Herb Lyceum 368 Main Street, Groton, MA

It is starting to feel like summer here at the farm, and we are so excited to share the first produce coming from the greenhouses to the dinner table. June’s dinners will be a prix fixe menu featuring 4 courses (and surprise bites), allowing you to choose your choice of main. The dinner will highlight early herbs and produce currently available at our farm as well as other ingredients from our collective of local producers. Weather permitting, we will start outdoors for first bites and then continue inside to the carriage house for 3 courses full of fresh spring produce. We will have a small menu of available house beverages, including wine, beer, cocktails and NA beverages available for purchase on premise to enjoy with your dinner. For more information

$65

Music at the Mansion at Wadsworth Mansion

Wadsworth Mansion 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown

July 03 - 31 2024 Each Wednesday in July, the Wadsworth Mansion will open at 5:30 p.m. with food trucks, and shows on the Mansion’s back lawn will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert line up for 2024: July 3 - Souls on Fire July 10 - The Cartells July 17 - Austin James and the Nomads July 24 - Take 2 & Call Me in the Morning' July 31 - The Big Takeover ... For more information

Morris Bluegrass Festival

South Farms 21 Higbie Road, Morris

Come join us for a toe-tapping good time at South Farms. Get ready for a day filled with amazing live bluegrass music, delicious food, and a great community vibe. Whether you're a bluegrass enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, this festival has something for everyone. Grab your friends and family, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and get ready to enjoy some top-notch bluegrass performances in a beautiful outdoor setting. There will be Food, Beverages, A Hot Air Balloon to touch and, of course, Music! Mark your calendars and get ready for a memorable day at the Morris Bluegrass Festival at South Farms. We can't wait to see you there! For more information

$15 – $25

Yonder Mountain String Band at United Theater

United Theater 5 Canal St, Westerly, RI

Join Yonder Mountain String Band, innovators and pioneers of the modern jamgrass movement live on the UNITED stage Thursday, July 4th. Bending bluegrass with elements of rock, alternative and improvisational music, Yonder Mountain brought their high-energy, sound and psychedelic light show into rock n’ roll settings with tremendous success, proving it possible for a bluegrass band to not only exist but excel in a rock world without drums. The inroads they made created opportunities for like-minded acoustic bands to perform at festivals, rock clubs, theaters and stadiums previously considered off-limits for string bands. For more information

$32 – $50

Fourth of July Weekend at Yankee Cider Co.!

Yankee Cider Company 23 Petticoat Lane, East Haddam

Mark your calendars, because our very popular cider and pizza event returns for the holiday weekend! We'll be opening for a special ticketed event afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 PM on July 5th. Enjoy the tap room and grounds while celebrating the holiday with delicious, all-you-can-eat baked-fresh pizza from Jerry's of Middletown. And wash it down with   This is a limited ticket event. Our Memorial Day event sold out, so don't wait to get your tickets. We cannot guarantee any tickets will be available day-of at the door. For more information

$50

Charles Ives & the American Tradition: Ives: Likes & Dislikes at Norfolk Music Shed

Norfolk Music Shed 49 Battell Rd, Norfolk

Despite a reputation as a musical maverick, Ives had tastes that one might consider conservative. He was a big fan of Beethoven and Franck, but had a distaste for the important modernist composer Edgard Varèse. CHARLES IVES   Hallowe’en for Piano Quintet LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25 EDGARD VARÈSE   Octandre CÉSAR FRANCK   Piano Quintet in f minor Tara Helen O’Connor   flute Scott Hartman   trombone and Norfolk Fellows For more information

$10 – $70

Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band at The Side Door

The Side Door 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Nicknamed the Gypsy-jazz Warbler by the New York Times, Tatiana Eva-Marie is a transatlantic bandleader, singer, author, and actress based in Brooklyn. She plays French pop derived from the Django tradition with Balkan Gypsy and folk influences. Accruing over 70 million views on YouTube, Tatiana Eva-Marie was acclaimed as a millennial shaking up the jazz scene by magazine Vanity Fair. She performs regularly in New York at various clubs (Blue Note, Dizzy’s, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Birdland, Joe’s Pub…), across the USA (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Freight and Salvage, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Tucson Jazz Festival…) and around the world. For more information

$25 – $45