Event: Connecticut Open
Venue: Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale – New Haven
Date: August 18th-26th
Description: The event has always existed to give back to the community, and has always been much more than a tennis tournament; it is a leading example of leveraging a large-scale international sporting event to generate millions of dollars in regional economic impact and build community pride, spirit and engagement, especially among youth. The WTA event features five different competitions including WTA qualifying, WTA singles, WTA doubles, PowerShares Legends, and the U.S. Open National Playoffs Championship.
Event: 43rd Annual Milford Oyster Festival
Venue: Downtown – Milford
Date: August 19th
Description: The festival has one of the largest variety of oysters at any festival in the country. There will be 35,000 oysters with 19 varieties from eight states on the East Coast. In addition to great food, wine and a craft beer garden, the festival has a classic car show, more than 200 arts and craft vendors, schooner rides, Canoe and Kayak Races, amusement rides, children and teen activities and exhibitors.
Event: 51st Annual Washington County fair
Venue: 78 Richmond Townhouse Rd – Richmond
Date: August 11th-13th
Description: The Fair runs for five days (Wednesday – Sunday), taking place August 16 – 20, 2017. Admission includes access to all daily concerts, special acts and events, the giant midway and kiddy land area (all ride tickets and games separate), all agricultural events and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, the farm museum, and much, much more! Go to website for the schedule of each day’s events. Parking is free!
Event: Movies in The Park (Zootopia)
Venue: Rocky Point Park – Warwick
Date: August 18th – 20th
Description: Bring your family, friends, a blanket or chair and watch a movie while sitting on the grass under the stars at Rocky Point.
In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.Rating: PG (108 minutes)
Event: Jazz, Blues & More at Dusk
Venue: Dowtown – Yonkers
Date: August 18th
Description: The annual Jazz, Blues & More at Dusk series features live entertainment FREE at the Downtown Waterfront Amphitheater every Friday evening all summer long. Friday Night Jazz, Blues & More, presented by The Yonkers Downtown BID, Domino Sugar, and the City of Yonkers. Enjoy great people, music, atmosphere, restaurants, views and shopping all right here.
Event: Pirate Quest
Venue: Philipsburg Manor – Sleepy Hollow
Date: August 19th
Description: On weekends in July and August, Historic Hudson Valley invites families to Philipsburg Manor for Pirate Quest, an immersive interactive experience. Kids can play a pirate-themed mobile game, explore the grounds of the manor, meet pirates, watch a sword fight and get a temporary tattoo. he mobile game will lead children around the grounds of the manor while teaching them about trade in colonial America. They’ll make decisions about what goods to load onto their digital pirate ships with the ultimate goal of making off with the most bounty. A paper version of the game will also be available at the Visitor Center.