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John Jay Farm Market

John Jay Homestead 400 Jay St, Katonah

The John Jay Homestead Farm Market is a weekly outdoor, certified market which provides the finest New York-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, seafood, breads, specialty items and more on a historic farm setting. Every Saturday, customers can expect to find certified organic and biodynamic produce, ethically-raised, organic meat and eggs, as well as a wide variety of artisan food items with dozens of weekly vendors. While at John Jay Homestead, patrons can also enjoy a walk, sight see, and explore flower, herb, and vegetable gardens or picnic on the historic grounds of John Jay Homestead. Members Only First Pick Members of Friends of John Jay Homestead provide invaluable support for our education and public programming. As a token of our appreciation, we are offering an exclusive opportunity for Members to shop the Market from 9:00am to 9:30am before the general public. Not a Member? Memberships can be purchased here and are fully tax deductible. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please contact Heidi at [email protected]

Take it or Leave it!

Bedford Hills Train Station

Take it or Leave it - Open again! Every Saturday through October. (Saturdays through October) 10:00am -12:00 pm Train Station Commuter Lot in Bedford Hills Leave a gently used item, find a treasure! You never know what you'll find at the TIOLI.

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan

Grab the entire family and head down to the Nature Center on Saturday, November 25 for a healthy, invigorating Trail Trek to work off that holiday meal! You won’t want to miss this awesome annual event, a long-time favorite for both members and guests. There are two Trail Treks scheduled, one at 10 a.m. and the second at 11 a.m.. There is no pre-registration required, so visitors are welcome to drop in. Participants are asked to meet at the Sugar Shack at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. While “waddling” the trails, you’ll search for some of nature’s most treasured gifts (apple trees, maple trees & honey bees to name a few) and learn why the end of autumn may not be quite as quiet as you may think. In fact, autumn is a busy time of year for many wild animals such as deer, squirrels & birds! As an extra Thanksgiving bonus, after the hike, you’ll also get to enjoy a FREE behind-the-scenes tour of our Animal Care facilities & Birds of Prey Exhibit!

Free Concert at Grace Farms: Songs of the Season

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

Experience moments of peace and tranquility with improvisational arrangements of seasonal music, performed by acclaimed musicians and curated by renowned saxophonist and Grace Farms Music Director Marcus G. Miller. Songs of the Season is free and included with daily registration. Today’s performance features Phoebe Katis. Phoebe Katis captivates audiences through her magnetic vocals, infectious melodies, and honest lyrics.  The UK-native, now NYC-based artist, is a songwriter, storyteller, and pianist who blends elements of Broadway, pop, and funk to create her one-of-a-kind sound. A sought-after vocalist, Katis has toured the US, UK, and Europe with her own project and as a guest vocalist. She wrote and performed the theme song for the BAFTA and BIFA-winning film Kilo Two Bravo, and has since released 4 albums. She has worked with industry heavyweights including Grammy-nominated artist Cory Wong, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato (now leading Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show Band), and world-renowned funk band Scary Pockets.

Pianist Joe Bush Performs at the Carriage Barn

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan

Experience the magic of music with an enchanting live show starring the extraordinary pianist, Joe Bush! Join us for a captivating evening filled with soulful melodies and breathtaking compositions. Joe Bush’s virtuosity on the piano is sure to leave you spellbound as he weaves musical stories that transcend time and emotion. In this mesmerizing performance, Joe Bush will enchant you with his impeccable skill and deep passion for music. Whether you’re a seasoned music lover or simply looking for a night of unforgettable entertainment, this live show promises to be a journey through the world of piano like no other.   Prepare to be transported to a realm where every note is a masterpiece and each chord strikes a chord in your heart. Joe Bush’s live show is an event you won’t want to miss, so secure your tickets now and let the piano’s enchanting spell whisk you away on an unforgettable musical adventure!

THE O’JAYS – LAST STOP ON THE LOVE TRAIN – THE FINAL TOUR

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Formed in 1958 , the O’Jays are a Philadelphia-based R&B and soul group known for their classic hits “Love Train” and “Now That We Found Love.” Today, The O’Jays consist of three of their original members: Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and Eric Grant. Widely recognized as the first black vocal group to perform in arenas during the ‘70s and ‘80s, The O’Jays are a large part of America’s musical and civil rights history. The group has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2005), Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2005), and The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame (2013). In 2009, they were honored with BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award. While making their Playhouse debut, the group is also embarking on their final tour, The Last Stop on the Love Train. Don’t miss The O’Jays historic first and last performance on our stage. Before the show, visit Dimitri’s Diner (16 Prospect St, Ridgefield) for breakfast or lunch and enjoy 10% off your meal when you show your ticket!  Later, Visit Terrasole Wine Bar Ristorante (3 Big Shop Ln, Ridgefield) for dinner and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entrée when you present your ticket! VIP INFO / DISCOUNTS / […]