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Event Series Sip & Paint At the Farm

Sip & Paint At the Farm

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard 130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem, United States

Get in touch with your creative side while trying some of our hard ciders! Harvest Moon and Pauline's Paint Parties are teaming up to bring you a fun and artistic evening at the farm. Come on down and paint your masterpiece in our yard! Beginners are welcome! 21+ only event. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

$50

Tavern On The Trails

Bedford Riding Lanes

Save the Date for an evening of cocktails, bites, trails, friends and travel along the BRLA on Thursday, June 27th! This traveling cocktail party begins at one BRLA landowner home and moves along the trail to two more over the course of an evening.

Abeo Quartet at Caramoor

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah

The Abeo Quartet caps off its year-long residency at Caramoor by delving into a diverse program of string quartets, including the world premiere of a new string quartet by Jessica Mays, commissioned by Caramoor. Formed in 2018, Abeo is swiftly sweeping up the competition prizes and garnering critical praise worldwide. You’ll understand why their name (“ah- bey-oh”) — an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect — perfectly encapsulates the group’s love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others. Artists Abeo Quartet Njioma Grevious, violin Rebecca Benjamin, violin James Kang, viola Mac Taback, cello Program Joaquin Turina: La Oración del Torero, Op. 34 Erwin Schulhoff: 5 Pieces for String Quartet Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option Jessica Mays: New Work (World Premiere, Commissioned by Caramoor) Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 92 in F Major

Event Series Yoona Hur: Moving Stillness

Yoona Hur: Moving Stillness

Heather Gaudio Fine Art - Greenwich 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Yoona Hur: Moving Stillness, her solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will open June 6th with a reception for the artist 6-8pm and will be on view through July 20th, 2024. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hur is a New York-based artist who explores cultural identity, spirituality and materiality through ceramics and paper. For this exhibition, Hur will present spatial dialogues between ceramic vessels and paper forms mounted on canvas. Hur’s paintings and ceramics draw from Korean traditional arts, architecture, Buddhism, and nature, as well as the Dansaekwha movement (Korean abstract painting from the 1970s). Buddhist understandings of timelessness, vulnerability and ephemerality are rooted in her artistic explorations, and she collapses time and space by reinterpreting past vernaculars through a contemporary lens. For Hur, patterns and textures are a way to suggest subtle movements and impermanence of inner awakenings. Hur honors her cultural past with paneled canvas works referencing Hanok, the classic home in Korea made of wood, stone, and Hanji paper (traditional hand-made mulberry paper). These typically have an open courtyard that creates a void – an empty space for the every-changing surrounding nature to enter. In Korean architecture, the […]

Afternoon Tea at the Rosen House at Caramoor

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah

Afternoon Tea was one of the English traditions Lucie Rosen, founder of Caramoor, enjoyed during her time living in England in the early 1910s. She kept up the practice of inviting friends and guests to tea for many years, using the time for conversation and for planning concerts and other social events. Tea is served in the Music Room, a unique opportunity for you to relax with friends and family in a breathtaking historic setting, featuring a large portrait of Lucie herself. The service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with créme fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a selection of fragrant teas. Self-Guided Rosen House Tours (included with ticket) / Following the tea, you will also have a chance to visit select rooms of the Rosen House starting at 2:00pm, until 3:30pm. The rooms showcase fine examples of decorative arts from Europe and China including jade, porcelain, and textiles that the Rosens admired and collected. Docent-Guided Rosen House Tours (additional fees may apply) / Preceding the tea, docent-led tours are available by appointment only; they tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to book in advance by calling the Box Office at 914.232.1252. Private tours are $15 for adults, and are free for Members and children […]

Healing Touch Reiki Ribbon Cutting

Healing Touch Reiki, LLC 158 Danbury Rd, 2nd Floor Suite 7, Ridgefield

Come celebrate Healing Touch Reiki’s 3rd anniversary with us! Join us for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony provided by the Ridgefield Chamber. Explore their serene space and enjoy exclusive offers: 🌟 New clients receive a 20% coupon for a Reiki session. 🌟 10% off all crystals, jewelry, and incense. 🌟 Sign up for their newsletter at the event and enter to win a “Meditation with Sound Bowl & Reiki Session with Reiki Master Teresa” ($90 value)! Don’t miss out on this amazing event! We can’t wait to see you there!

Liv Constantine Author Signing

Barrett Bookstore 5 Corbin Drive, Darien, CT, United States

Please join us in welcoming Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine, sisters who write as Liv Constantine, to Barrett Bookstore to discuss their new book THE NEXT MRS. PARRISH with friend of Barrett Bookstore Tessa Wegert.

Nights Out: Beer Garden

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, NY, United States

We’ll transform the Fedele Family Farmhouse Plaza into a magical outdoor Beer Garden for an evening of laid-back beer tasting with entertainment by live band, Zully Ramos and the OGs. As part of our BevMax Tasting Series, BevMax will have expert ambassadors on hand to help guide your experience and place orders for any craft beers you may wish to purchase after sampling. We’ll have a variety of yard games for you to play – including our Hitchens Horseshoe Pit, and elevated bar snacks aplenty! If your appetite craves something a bit more substantial, there will be local food trucks on-site awaiting your order. A portion of all BevMax sales charitably support the SM&NC. Adults 21+ only.

$50

Roomful of Teeth

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah

The extraordinary vocal acrobatics of Roomful of Teeth will expand your understanding of what the human voice can achieve. This Grammy-winning octet and self-described “vocal band” will take you on a mind-bending journey, blending diverse vocal techniques and styles in works written for (and with) them by some of today’s most exciting composers, including three from their most recent recording, Rough Magic. Program Caroline Shaw: The Isle Leilehua Lanzilotti: On Stochastic Wave Behavior Angelica Negrón: Math, the sweet one Peter Shin: GaNaDaRaMaBaSa AJaChaKaTaPaHa from Bits torn from words William Brittelle: Psychedelics

THE TEMPTATIONS – ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

The Temptations, often referred to as American Music Royalty, are world-renowned superstars of entertainment, revered for their phenomenal catalog of music and prolific career. Their concerts include fan favorites such as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” and more. While the group has evolved over the years, Dr. Otis Williams has continued to lead the group and carry the torch forward for the next generation of Temptations’ fans. Ranked #1 in Billboard magazine’s most recent list of the “Greatest R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time,” The Temptations also appear in the magazine’s 125th Anniversary list of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists.” In addition, Rolling Stone magazine named the group among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” and stated that The Temptations are “Indisputably the greatest black vocal group of the Modern Era.” In 2022, the group celebrated their 60th Anniversary, and released an album of all new material. Today, The Temptations comprise Dr. Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Jawan M. Jackson, and Anthony Grant. Join us in the lobby pre-show for a wine tasting courtesy of Freixenet Mionetto.

The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT, United States

Version of Lewis Carroll's classic created by The Manhattan Project under the direction of under the direction of André Gregory. Definitely not your mother’s “Alice,” this rarely revived 1970’s Off-Broadway sensation is an exuberant, funny and strikingly relevant fantasy version of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, accompanying Alice down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass where madness awaits at every turn. Director Peter Green offers a fresh new revival of the acclaimed 1970’s Off-Broadway smash hit that invigorated experimental theatre and captivated audiences around the world. Join cast talk-backs after the show on Sunday, 4/28; Friday, 5/3; Sunday, 5/5; Friday, 5/10. Saturday night “Tipsy Tea Parties” offering wine and spiked tea for a donation; special Mother’s Day pre-show Tea Party, reservations required. The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland runs Weekends from April 26 – May 12, Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT.  Not recommended for children under ten. Tickets and information at TPNC.org.