Connecticut

Event: 33rd Annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival
Venue: Norton Park – Plainville
Date: August 25th-27th
Description: Presented by the town’s fire department and considered to be one of the biggest and last remaining balloon festival in the northeast. A weekend filled with food booths, craft shows, live music, balloon glow, fireworks, a car show, and live entertainment. See website for full list of events and times.
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Event: New London Food Truck Festival
Venue: 1 Water St. – New London
Date:  August 26th
Description: Choose your favorite food truck, grab an order and go! Pick a spot along the beautiful New London waterfront to savor your delicious meal. Enjoy live music at 6 p.m. at the City Pier stage. Free kids activities including face painting, and balloon animals.
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Rhode Island

Event: Fall Exhibition Opening Reception
Venue: Newport Contemporary Fine Arts
Date:  August 25th
Description: Newport Contemporary Fine Arts located in the Brick Marketplace, Newport, Rhode Island will host our Fall Exhibition Gallery Opening Friday August 25th between 6pm and 8pm. Featuring Rhode Island School of Design Alumni, SoWa Boston Artists, and a mixture of painting, metal work and sculpture – PETER COHEN, JOHN CROWLEY, LAURA DUERWALD, TOM GAINES, MCKENZIE GIBSON, ELIZABETH KING, KIM RADOCHIA, BEN SHATTUCK and LOUIS-CHARLES TIAR. We hope you come for a sip of wine and bring your friends, Friday August 25th, 2017 between 6pm and 8pm.
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Event: Oysta’fest
Venue: Block Island Maritime Institute – Block Island
Date: August 26th
Description: If this year’s event is anything like last year’s, it will be the bivalve bash of the season. Last year, almost 400 people turned out and just about 4000 oysters were consumed from six different oyster farms in Rhode Island. The competition for speediest shucker will be fast and furious, as participants work their knives and their signature techniques around shell after shell, releasing the sweet meat of the sea in the quest for sweet victory, bragging rights, and prizes.
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Westchester

Event: Westchester County 4-H Showcase
Venue: Muscoot Farm – Katonah
Date: August 26th
Description: This event is our annual Showcase celebrating the 4-H Project work completed this year and presented by our 4-H Club members. Rabbit, dog, poultry, and livestock demonstrations. Robotic demonstrations too! This is a family oriented event, no admission or parking fees.
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Event: Special Teaching Intro: Teaching Yoga to Young People
Venue: Wainwright House – Rye
Date: August 27th
Description: Come experience breathing techniques, mindfulness exercises, yoga postures, yoga games and activities to help young people self regulate, promote better focus and reduce anxiety. Full certification program to teach yoga to children and teens starts at Wainwright House in October.
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