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David Hartt: A Colored Garden At The Glass House

The Glass House 199 Elm Street, New Canaan

David Hartt’s project A Colored Garden encompasses the first artist-designed garden to activate the historic site. Reflecting on The Glass House’s transformation from a storied private home to a publicly accessible institution, Hartt’s project considers the site’s potential to foreground new possibilities for social, political, and cultural engagement.

Sustainable Wreath Making with Laura Mulligan

Folkways Wines 3 Front St, Croton Falls

Together with Laura Mulligan, our expert guide, Folkways invites you to join our enchanting wreath making workshop where nature and artistry intertwine! Throughout our time together, Laura will delve into the importance of sustainable foraging and local sourcing, identify evergreen and winter forageables, and discuss what to avoid harvesting. Witness Laura's wreath-making techniques and decoration methods, with one-on-one guidance as you craft your masterpiece. Learn to create a sturdy hanging loop and preserve your wreath for the long haul. Abundant evergreens, branches, pinecones, bark, moss, and other natural treasures await your creative touch. Folkways' own Danish mulled wine will be available to taste and enjoy. Join us in celebrating the holidays and the beauty of sustainable design and foraging! Raised by artists and farmers, Laura Mulligan found her calling amongst the flowers and in nature. With a decade's experience at the certified organic Hickories Farm in Ridgefield, she took flight to chart a more sustainable path. Passionate about knowing where her food and materials come from and promoting a less wasteful existence, Laura is an advocate for sustainable design practices, utilizing only seasonal, locally grown florals from her budding Southbury flower farm or foraging from nearby farms. This workshop takes […]

$95

Wreath Decorating Workshop

Bedford Hills Train Station

Kick off the season with holiday cheer! 24" wreath, locally sourced decoration materials, and a choice of a handcrafted bow are all included. Bring items from home to add a personalized touch! Holiday desserts and refreshments will be provided. 18+ $85 for residents / $95 for nonresidents register at bedfordny.gov or call 914-666-7004

RODNEY CROWELL – THE CHICAGO SESSIONS TOUR at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

With Special Guests: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley As a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the 2x Grammy Award-winner boasts 15 #1 hits, 6x Americana Music Awards, and the Poet’s Award from the Academy of Country Music. Having written songs for the likes of Bob Seger, Etta James, the Grateful Dead, and John Denver, Rodney Crowell is truly the songwriter’s songwriter. His 2023 album, The Chicago Sessions, was produced by and features Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. Special guests for the evening include Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. tickets: https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/rodney-crowell/