Greenwich Historical Society An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich

12/11/2017 to 04/15/2018

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

This exhibition will explore the history of the Jews of Greenwich within the broader context of the history of the town and the nation. Beginning with the question of why Jews chose to settle in Greenwich and how they gained an economic foothold, the exhibition will explore the experience of Jewish families living and working in Greenwich for more than a century. It will examine how they, like other immigrants, struggled with the pull to integrate into American society and yet also remain distinct. And it will look at how they, as well as other minorities in Greenwich, have contributed to the larger community despite experiencing periods of discrimination and restrictions on worship, employment and housing opportunities. Although the lion's share of the growth of Greenwich's Jewish community began in the 1960s (today about 11 percent of the population is Jewish), the tale really begins with the mass exodus of Jews from Eastern Europe to America between 1880 and 1920. The stories of those who sought to build new lives here–emblematic of larger historical themes–will be told through photographs, artifacts, archival documents, ephemera and first-person accounts. The exhibition will also explore the little-known fact that there were Jewish property owners in Greenwich as far back as Colonial times. An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich will be curated by Dr. Ann Meyerson, a nationally recognized independent museum curator who most recently co-curated The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World (October 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017) at the New-York Historical Society.

Bruce Museum Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

01/20/2018 to 06/10/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6735 .

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works from the "Great War" donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition, which will be on view through June 10, 2018, commemorates the centennial of the entry of the United States into that epochal conflict. The United States' involvement in World War I lasted only 20 months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation's military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence. In the era of radio and film's infancy, posters were an essential medium; there were more than 20 million posters printed from about 2,500 designs. Many of the posters on display in Patriotic Persuasion were originally collected by Mr. Watling's stepfather, Charles B. Warren, Jr., and his brother, Wetmore Warren, in Washington, D.C., where their father, Charles B. Warren, served on the staff of the Judge Advocate General during the war.

Ambler Farm - Middlebrook Maple Syrup Program

02/08/2018 to 03/15/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

Students in grades 6-8 will meet in the Middlebrook cafeteria after school to tap trees on school grounds and to collect the sap. Students and families will be invited to Ambler Farm to see how the sap is made into syrup. As a thank you for participating, each student will receive a bottle of maple syrup made from the sap that they helped harvest. Dress warm as we will be outside. Pick-up is at 4:10 pm in the MB pick-up line. To register your child, please email Kevin Meehan at kevin@amblerfarm.org.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Intro to Silkscreen

02/26/2018 to 03/02/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 am - 4 pm. This workshop will introduce artists to the diversity and excitement of bold painterly colors, hand drawing; delicate details and photographic images that come with Silkscreen. The workshop will cover all the basics for those unfamiliar with the process and will then expand to explore more creative and complex techniques. These techniques will include reduction printing, direct positive drawing, wax crayon stencils, color trapping, color blending, monoprints and working with digital films. The inks used are capable of printing on a variety of surfaces such as plastic, wood, and fabrics. The workshop uses only non-toxic, solvent free inks and practices environmentally safer printing methods.

Square One Theatre - White Guy on the Bus

03/01/2018 to 03/18/2018

719 Birdseye Street , Stratford, CT Phone: 203.375.8778(24/7).

Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus, replaces the originally announced Agnes of God. Graham also authored The Outgoing Tide, which garnered critical and popular acclaim for Square One two seasons ago. In this recent Off-Broadway production, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, week after week, befriending a single black mon. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions begin to rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race. According to BroadStreetReview.com, "Playwright Bruce Graham has a delicious way of penning realistic-sounding talk that seems to meander, but actually articulates important themes and ideas entertainingly and without preachiness". White Guy on the Bus opens Thursday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, March18, 2018.

Westport Arts Center -Concert

03/02/2018

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Calidore String Quartet, one of the most exciting of the younger string quartets, will perform masterpieces of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and the young Pulitzer-Prize winner Caroline Shaw.

Ambler Farm - Maple Syrup Open House

03/03/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

1-2 pm. Come experience a New England tradition: turning sap into syrup! The history and process of making syrup is fascinating. Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial, and modern methods of making syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm's very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. Bottles of Ambler Farm Maple Syrup will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony VIVE LA FRANCE!

03/03/2018

910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

At the Klein. GBS storms the Bastille! Thrill to pianist Andrew Armstrong on Beethoven's Emperor Concerto -- initally composed for Napoleon, then see how the arts flowered in France after the Revolution with the Faure Requiem and Bizet's Carmen Suite.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tours

03/04/2018 to 03/25/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

March 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. Family Gallery Tours. Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, participants engage in an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no advanced registration required.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point and lecture

03/04/2018

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT

9:00 – 11:15 am. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point. Bring binoculars and meet near southern concession stand. Information: cynthiae@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6756. 1:30 – 4:00 pm. Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center. Ospreys. Producer and filmmaker Jacob Steinberg will show segments of his new feature-length documentary Osprey. Incorporating the latest in high-frame-rate equipment, infrared, drone aerials, underwater and time-lapse photography, the film combines state-of-the-art technology with compelling storytelling to bring the remarkable drama of a life-long pair of ospreys from Greenwich, Connecticut, to the screen. In addition, Genevieve Nuttall will talk about Connecticut Audubon Society's Osprey Nation, a citizen-science program designed to monitor the health of our state's ospreys, and engage volunteers who would like to participate. For free Park admission, let the front gate personnel know you are attending the First Sunday Science event.