Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Right Angle Bliss

04/06/2017 to 07/09/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

From vows taken in magnificent settings, to cutting edge images that will redefine rituals and boundaries, this exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today's diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States. Right Angle Bliss will capture the tenderness, whimsy, beauty, and grit of the promised, "I Do", and visually redefine this time-honored tradition through the lenses of photographers: Stephanie Anestis, David Bravo, Sarah Grote, Kathy Harris, Airen Miller, and Karol Setlak.

Soundwaters Public Afternoon & Sunset Sails

05/27/2017 to 10/01/2017

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: 203 406 3319.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families!- Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults!- Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

Norwalk Seaport Association Cruise to Sheffield Island

07/01/2017 to 07/31/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

In July visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $25.00 adults ... $15.00 children ages 4-12 ... FREE children ages 3 and younger. Check website for dates and times. Most days the vessel goes out at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm. Tickets online or by phone. Reservations suggested.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

07/02/2017 to 07/03/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Independence Day at Knapp Tavern

07/04/2017

243 Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fifth Connecticut Regiment. Guided tours of Knapp Tavern Museum and refreshments. Open to the public.

Greenwich Annual Independence Day Ceremony

07/04/2017

101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT

9:00 – 10:00 AM Historic flag raising, Scouts parade flags of 13 colonies, Descendants of founding families, Salute to Revolutionary War patriots, Good Citizen Awards, Complimentary refreshments at Greenwich Town Hall.

Norwalk Seaport Association Acoustic Cruise to Sheffield Island

07/05/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

6:30 pm. Adults only. $25. Visitors will board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing 2 hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor around the picturesque islands and waterways while listening to a live music performance on board.Sit back and enjoy the music...bring friends along with your favorite snacks & drinks! Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:00pm

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

07/05/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Norwalk Seaport Association Sunset Cruises

07/07/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006 203-838-2898 (Day of the event ONLY).

Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:15pm. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Capacity is limited. Cruises do sell out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. (Walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting. Ask the cashier when you arrive.) The U.S. Coast Guard sets limit of 49 passengers on board.Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing two (2) hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. Bring your friends, snacks and favorite beverage and join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city, surrounding waterways and picturesque Islands. We are also offering a package that includes dinner after the cruise for an additional $35.00. Dinner will be served at: Sono Seaport Seafood, 100 Water Street, Norwalk - 203-854-9483 - www.sonoseaportseafood.com. Parking available at Maritime Garage (www.norwalkpark.org) Dinner purchasers will receive a $35.00 credit towards dinner.