Things to do this weekend May 4th – 6th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Event: Connecticut Spring Boat Show
Venue: Brewer Essex Island Marina – Essex
Date: May 4-6
Description: A boutique in-water boat show, located on the scenic Connecticut River, features both sail and power boats. See over 60 boats of all sizes and talk directly with dealers and manufacturers. $5.00 Donation at entrance to benefit Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut. Free parking at Essex Boat Works. Visitors attending the show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models from American Tug, Beneteau, Catalina, Chris Craft, Dyer, East Bay, Grand Banks, Hunt , Kha Shing, Mainship, Meridian, MJM, Monterey, Nordic Tug, Nordstar, Osmond, Ranger Tug, Rossiter, Scarab, Sea Ray, Sea Born, Southport, Surfhunter, Tiara, Vanquish and many other leading boat brands! In addition to boats on the docks, gear, accessories and service companies will be on site. Historical Downtown Essex is located on the Connecticut River, a few short miles from Long Island Sound. The small waterfront town is a boating, sailing and tourist destination featuring quaint shops, markets, and restaurants. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy this boat show.
Event: Cherry Blossom Festival “Sakura Matsuri”
Venue: Mead Memorial Park – New Canaan
Date: May 6
Description: “Sakura Matsuri,” is a century-old Japanese tradition to celebrate spring when the cherry blossoms bloom. Enjoy bonsai flower arranging and other demonstrations. Event features live music, dance performances, and activities both for adults and children. Presented by the Japan Society of Fairfield County.
Event: The Original Taste of The Towers
Venue: The Towers – Narragansett
Date: May 4
Description: Sample hors d’oeuvres and desserts from our local recommended caterers while enjoying music, raffles and a cash bar. Whether you’re looking for the caterer for your next event or just want to relish some great food, this is your place. Time: 7-9pm
Event: Derby Day Party
Venue: Linden Place – Bristol
Date: May 5
Description: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this May 5th? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol, Rhode Island! The ultimate derby watching experience, Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction & more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple and more this event is not to be missed!
Event: Bicycle Sundays
Venue: Bronx River Parkway – Yonkers
Date: May 6
Description: Bicycle Sundays are back! Join us for our first one of the season this Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. Grab the family and enjoy the 13.1 mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway with a bike ride, walk or jog!
Event: Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst
Venue: Lyndhurst Estate – Tarrytown
Date: April 28
Description: Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York, on May 4, 5, 6, 2018, just in time for Mother’s Day shopping! Featuring 300 modern American artists, designers and craftspeople, it is Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience at one of its most popular landmarks. It is a perfect day for the entire family!