Connecticut Press Releases


 

Connecticut, West Hartford, Event Date: February 24 to 25, 2017

American Roots Festival at the University of Saint Joseph Presents Point of Interest, Hip-Hop Dance Retrospective of 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Raphael Xavier

As part of The American Roots Festival at the University of Saint Joseph, the Autorino Center for the Arts presents award-winning Point of Interest by Guggenheim, PEW Fellow and USA Artist Fellow Raphael Xavier, with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts. The performance will be in the Hoffman Auditorium, located on the University’s main campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, February ...

 

Connecticut, Middletown, Event Date: November 25 to December 11, 2016

Wesleyan Potters Celebrates the Holiday Season with "Star Light Winter Bright," Middletown, CT

Wesleyan Potters celebrates the spirit of the holiday season with "Star Light Winter Bright," its 61st Annual Exhibit and Sale.   Star Light Winter Bright opens the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25 and runs through December 11 at 350 South Main Street (Route 17), Middletown, CT. Hours are everyday 10 am until 6 pm, Friday evenings until 9 pm. Wesleyan Potters Annual Exhibit and Sale is one of the oldest juried craft shows in the New ...

 

Connecticut, Norwalk, Event Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Crystal Theatre kicks off its season with Gala concert featuring Hungarian opera star, Yvette Hintalan-Mondok, South Norwalk, CT

The Crystal Theatre kicks off its new season with a gala concert featuring guest star, Hungarian opera singer Yvette Hintalan-Mondok on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4PM. The concert takes place at the Crystal Theatre at Ben Franklin Center, 66 Bayview Avenue, South Norwalk, CT 06850. For concert information, visit www.crystaltheatre.org or call 203-847-4850. Tickets are $15 and the handicap-accessible theater is located at 66 Bayview Avenue in South Norwalk, CT. Refreshments will be available as part of the fundraiser, with a bake sale that ...

 

Connecticut, Greenwich, Event Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gateway Orchestra New World Initiative Concert in Greenwich, Connecticut

The Gateway Orchestra (of Gateway Classical Music Society) will perform Sunday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, CT. Gateway is a participant in the New York Philharmonic’s New World Initiative in celebration of the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary. In recognition of the New York Philharmonic’s contribution to the world for having commissioned and premiered the symphony during

 

Connecticut, Bolton, Event Date: September 3, 2016

Farm Day Festival Supports Lutz Children's Museum, Bolton, CT

Farm Day is an end-of-summer tradition held at the Fish Family Farm, Bolton Center Road (Route 85), Bolton, CT. This an annual family-friendly festival includes farm animals, live music, hay rides, bounce houses, face painting, games, vendors, and all the ice cream you can eat. The event is held September 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $8.00 for museum members and $10.00 for non-members. The farm is easy to find. Just follow ...

 

Connecticut, Enfield, Event Date: Through September 6th, 2016, Every Tuesday

Family Fun Fair at Enfield Square: Summer Cruise Nights and Open-Air Market, Enfield, CT

Enfield Square and Trantolo and Trantolo are sponsoring a Summer Cruise Night and Open-Air Market every Tuesday evening from 5 PM – 8 PM located at Enfield Square in the Sears parking lot, Enfield, CT. The event is open to all car clubs or anyone that want to enjoy an evening with other car enthusiasts. Visitors can view hot-rods, muscle, contemporary and classic cars. Meet and Greet the Thompsonville Fire Department ...

 

Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: July 15, 16, 17, 2016

Guilford Craft Expo 2016 Features Nationally Recognized Craft Artists, Guilford, CT

In celebration of its 59th year, Guilford Art Center's annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180 nationally-recognized artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green July 15-17, 2016. The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, in a variety of media, including Clay, Glass, Leather, Metal and Non-Metal Jewelry Wearable and Non-Wearable Fiber, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Printing, Photography, Printmaking, Soap and Wood. These ...

 

Connecticut, Ansonia, Event Date: June 25th, 2016

Celebrate History at The 150th Anniversary of the invention of the Bicycle in Ansonia, CT

"An enterprising individual, by the name of Pierre Lallement, an Ansonia resident and tinkerer, propelled himself down Main Street on a curious frame sustained by two wheels, one before the other, and driven by foot cranks.“ The Pierre Lallement Bicycle Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 11 am to 5pm at 253 Main St., Ansonia, CT 06401. The festival will feature Live Music by the 1980’s “Hair Band” XYZ Revisted. Special BMX Dare Devil ...

 

Connecticut, Middletown, Event Date: November 27th through December 13th

Wesleyan Potters 60th Annual Exhibit and Sale, Middletown, CT

One of a kind handmade crafts from New England. The show is juried to maintain quality and exceptional design standards. Ten thousand pieces of artwork from over 250 American artists, ranging in price from $5 to $1500 displayed in one location creates a shopping hot spot for “Handcrafted Arts within Reach.” Middletown, Connecticut, November 22, 2015 - The Wesleyan Potters’ 60th Annual Sale will be held ...

 


Connecticut, Norwalk, Event Date: November 22, 2015

Norwalk Youth Symphony Celebrates 60th Anniversary at Fall Concert

The Norwalk Youth Symphony (NYS) will celebrate their 6oth Anniversary at their Annual Fall Concert on November 22, 2015 at 3:00PM at the Norwalk Concert Hall located at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. The upcoming concert will feature performances by six tiered NYS orchestras: Jr. Strings and Prelude Orchestra, conducted by Susan Jimenez; Philharmonia Orchestral Winds under the baton of Mary Gardner ...

 



Connecticut, Milford, Event Date: September 18 to 19, 2015

10th Annual Irish Festival Offers Live Music, Food & Fun, Milford CT, September 18-19]

The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will host their 10th Annual Irish Festival on September 18 & 19, 2015 (rain or shine). The Festival kicks-off on Friday, September 18 (6:00pm – 11:00pm) with live musical performances by, Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, Americelt and the The Alehounds. There will be a variety of food samplings and a great assortment of tasty libations including Guinness. The Irish Marketplace will be open for business offering an ...

 


Connecticut, Westport, Event Date: September 5 & 6, 2015

Getdown - Chowdown - Throwdown at the Blues Views & BBQ Fest, Westport, CT

It’s been eight years since Bob LeRose, owner of Bobby Q’s Barbeque & Grill, and then President of the Westport Downtown Merchants Association (WDMA), got the idea to combine his love of great music and great food into a rousing weekend-long event that has since been enjoyed by tens of thousands looking for smoking' music, great food and family fun.   The 8th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival will be held on September 5 & 6 at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing ...

 


Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: July 17-19, 2015

Craft Expo 2015 Brings America's Finest Crafts to the Guilford Green, Guilford, CT

Celebrating its 58th year, the Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo 2015 will bring more than 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to the historic Guilford Green on July 17-19, 2015. The latest in handmade crafts will be represented in a variety of media, including clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, metal, mixed media, paper, painting, photography, printmaking, soap and wood. This highly competitive juried ...

 


 

Connecticut, Stamford, Event Date: April 25th, 2015

Awaken Wellness Fair Returns to Stamford CT on April 25th

The ever-popular Awaken Wellness Fair, the area’s oldest and best loved body-mind-spirit-green expo, returns to Stamford CT on Saturday, April 25, 2015 (this is a new date) at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main Street, from 10 am to 5 pm. Men and women who are curious about holistic practices are attracted to the Awaken Fairs. They find abundant information encompassing the world of ancient, as well as new cutting-edge, healing/wellness methods ...

 


 

Connecticut, Norwalk, Event Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015

Discover Norwalk Youth Symphony at its Open House, April 26

All interested parents and students are invited to witness the inside world of the Norwalk Youth Symphony. During the annual Norwalk Youth Symphony Open House, conductors, student musicians and board members will be available to give guided tours and answer questions. This year the annual Open House will take place on Sunday April 26, 2015 from 1:30PM until 3:30PM at Norwalk Concert Hall located at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT ...

 


 

Connecticut, Middletown, Event Date: November 28th through December 14th

Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale, Middletown, CT

Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale opens the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28th and runs through December 14th, at 350 South Main Street (Route 17), Middletown, CT. Admission is free. One of the oldest juried craft shows in the country, the Annual Exhibit and Sale represents fine quality works by 260 different artists in virtually every craft. The event attracts nearly 10,000 visitors from across New England and includes more than 10,000 works of pottery ...

 


 

Connecticut, Wilton, Event Date: November 22nd, 2014

3rd Annual Our Lady of Fatima Christmas Boutique & $30,000 Tuition Raffle, Wilton, CT

The Our Lady of Fatima Christmas Boutique & Tuition Raffle will take place on November 22nd in Wilton, CT. Gourmet sandwiches and home-style food, Silent Auction and a wide variety of vendors include Discovery Toys, Barefoot Books, Karate Studio, Gourmet food, Grillos Pillows, Hydra-facials, poopourri, baked goods including pie orders for Thanksgiving, monogrammed items, spa items, handcrafted jewelry, crochet & knitwear, Something Special Vintage Consignment ...

 



Connecticut, South Windsor, Event Date: November 28th through December 13th 2014

Connecticut's Wood Memorial Library's 4th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum will once again deck its halls and throw open its doors for one of the largest Gingerbread House Festivals in New England. The free 4th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs from November 28th through December 13th, 2014. Local artisans and bakers, experts and beginners alike show off their creative ...

 


 

Connecticut, Milford, Event Date: September 19-20, 2014

Live Music, Food & Fun at the 9th Annual Irish Festival, Milford CT, September 19-20

The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will host their 9th Annual Irish Festival on September 19 & 20 (rain or shine). The festival will take place at The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT. The Festival kicks-off on Friday, September 19th (6:00pm – 11:00pm) with live musical performances by Calley McGrane and the Exiles, Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, and Hair of the Dog. There will be a variety of food samplings ...

 


 

Connecticut, Danbury, Event Date: September 27, 2014

Craft Fair at Danbury's First Church Set for Sept 27th

Crafters, artists, horticulturists, authors and more will present their works at the Fall Family Fair. The event is presented by the First Congregational Church of Danbury, and it is will commence on Saturday, September 27, at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Items that will be presented at the fair include: handmade gifts and home decorations,  gift soaps and creams, handmade jewelry,  book signings from Connecticut authors, new and used books, first rate, second-hand clothes and fashion accessories, flowers and bulbs, outdoor art gallery ...

 


 

Connecticut, Westport, Event Date: August 30 & 31

7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Westport CT

The 7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, presented by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, will be held in Westport CT on August 30 and 31 at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and the Westport Library. It will be the strongest musical lineup, fiercest barbecue competition, and spiciest selection of food and drink vendors yet. This Festival isn’t just Blues or barbecue: it’s a huge downtown Westport party for all ages and tastes. There are two ways to enjoy the ...

 


 

Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: August 9, 2014

17th Annual Guilford Lions Craft Fair & Festival to be Held August 9th on the Guilford Green, CT

The Guilford Lions Craft Fair & Festival will be held August 9th on Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Located on the Town Green, there will be crafters from all forms of crafts including woodwork, jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, weaving, etc. Exhibitor booths are now arranged along paved walkways under the shade trees on the east half of the Green. The shoreline Arts Alliance will be presenting a free Shakespeare play in the evening. The Guilford Lions Club will be selling coffee, hot dogs ...

 


 

Connecticut, Lakeville, Event Date: August 17th, 2014

Community Tri-State Chamber of Commerce 'Buy Local" Festival, August 17th, Lakeville, CT

The 21st Annual Tri-State Chamber “Buy Local" Festival is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business. You can increase sales and brand awareness, gain public visibility, seek referral business and lead generations, launch a new product or service, enjoy a fantastic networking opportunity and build a marketing database from new contacts made. The event runs from 10am-3:00pm. The Festival features all the best of the Tri-State area: local business exhibits, great food (including some new food vendors this year), arts ...

 


 

Connecticut, Fairfield, Event Date: July 5th

Fairfield, CT Chamber of Commerce to Co-Host Artisan Crafts Fair & PopShop Market, July 5th

The Fairfield, CT Chamber of Commerce will co-host the Artisan Crafts Fair & PopShop Market on July 5th (originally scheduled for the weekend of July 5th and July 6th, it will now only be a one-day show) from 10AM-4PM, at the Old Town Hall Green, 611 Old Post Road. As previously announced, the event will be combined with the Town's 375th Anniversary Celebration - Fairfield Family Fun Fest. The show will no longer be juried and booths will be combined with other vendors, merchants and retailers ...

 


 

Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: July 18-20

Craft Expo Brings America's Finest Crafts to the Guilford Green, July 18-20

In celebration of its 57th year, Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will bring 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green, Guilford, CT, July 18-20, 2014.   The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, in a variety of media, including clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, metal, mixed media, paper, photography, printmaking, soap and wood. These exquisite-quality works help rank this event  ...

 


 

Connecticut, Old Greenwich, Event Date: May 31st

Gateway Classical Music Society 10th Anniversary Tour, Old Greenwich, CT, May 31st

Experience the intimacy and heightened emotionality of a Gateway Orchestra performance of masterworks, unique to Gateway, in celebration of its tenth anniversary. On Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 p.m., presented will be Italian national Davide de Ascaniis, one of Gateway's outstanding violin soloists. The performance will be at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT. Great Works of Art Up ...

 


Connecticut Art Trunk: Mixed Media, Vintage and Flea Market Treasures, Stamford

Stamford, Connecticut - The 2014 Connecticut Art Trunk will be a mixed media feast of color, texture, and original art. The event is held Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00am - 2:00pm, at the Sheraton Stamford Connecticut, 700 E Main Street, Stamford CT. The event is open to the public.   Located at the hub of Art is You, the East Coast Art Retreat. The 2014 Art Trunk is a unique event featuring finished art such as collages, assemblages, art quilts, steam punk jewelry and altered art. Stock up on supplies such as art papers, kits, beads, frippery, collage sheets, fibers, yarns, fabrics, unique ...

 

Give Kids the World: Artists Unite for seriously ill children, Stamford, CT

Stamford, Connecticut – Art Is…You will present the Auction on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00am - 2:00pm, at the Sheraton Stamford Connecticut, 700 E Main Street, Stamford CT. The event is open to the public.   The Artists Unite Auction will present a selection of art dolls, paintings, mixed media, quilts, sculptures and jewelry created by over 30 nationally and internationally recognized mixed media artists. The auction will take place at the East Coast Art Trunk. This event is kindly supported by the Sheraton Stamford Hotel and all proceeds from the silent ...