Things to do this weekend April 20nd – 22nd: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: Earth Day Event
Venue:  Mystic Aquarium – Mystic
Date: April 19-21
Description: You’re invited to the “Party for the Planet!” Mystic Aquarium is joining more than one billion people from all over the world to celebrate Earth Day. Participate in hands-on activities that will demonstrate just how easily everyday actions can affect our ecosystem and learn how you can help protect our planet. Plus, learn how you can reduce your personal impact on the environment through simple changes in your daily routine. Then, on April 22, join us at Dodge Paddock in Stonington, CT for the “Party by the Coast.” Talk to marine biologists as you look for Long Island Sound inhabitants and help clean and restore the marsh, all while celebrating our ocean.
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Event: Spring Celebration
Venue:  Colorblends House & Garden – Bridgeport
Date: April 21
Description: Featuring the celebration of the garden, with an exhibit of Bridgeport artists in the 1903 mansion. Join the party indoors and out and meet the featured artists. Featuring the celebration of the garden, with an exhibit of Bridgeport artists in the 1903 mansion. Join the party indoors and out and meet. Refreshments will be served. The daffodils are likely to be in their prime, and the tulips should be showing color. Colorblends staff will be available to answer bulb questions. The newly renovated Colonial Revival mansion will be filled with art of all kinds created by local artists.
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Rhode Island

Event: Cork & Canvas
Venue: Various locations – Newport
Date: April 14-22
Description: The 5th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival is happening April 14-22 in Newport, RI including Bannister’s, Bowen’s Wharf and Bellevue Avenue — and throughout Newport. Nearly 700,000 Daffodils will be putting on a Great Show! Nine Days of “daffiness” featuring parades, a doggie costume contest, music, a bike tour of the daffodils, a car rally and exhibit — and so much more. 22 Daffy events throughout town – MOST ACTIVITIES FREE! For a complete schedule of events, go to www.NewportDaffyDays.com Come join in the Daffiness! – No metered parking during the Festival!
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Event: Fairy Garden Days
Venue: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center – Providence
Date: April 14-29
Description: EXPLORE greenhouses and ground where fairy houses and villages abound! EMBARK on a scavenger hunt or walk through the Gnome Trail! ENCHANT others with your creativity by crafting a fairy or gnome home! EXPERIENCE the healing power of nature as you and your family stroll through this magical world! Annual Fairy Garden Days create a magical journey exploring and discovering fairy garden homes designed and created with natural materials tucked throughout Roger Williams Park Botanical Center’s lush setting, visitors can expand their appreciation of nature in an educational and fun-filled experience.
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Westchester

Event: 15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival
Venue: Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center– Bronxville, Yonkers
Date: April 20-22
Description: Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The 15th annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 20-22, 2018, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.
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Event:  Conservatory Tour
Venue: Lasdon Park – Katonah
Date: April 22
Description: Join Lasdon’s horticulturist on a Conservatory Tour of the Tropical Rainforest exhibit. Learn about rainforests as well as tropical plants. Weekend Conservatory fee of $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 years and under. Tickets are sold at the Shop at Lasdon.
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