Things to do this weekend May 18th – 20th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Event: 33rd Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival
Venue: Bruce Museum – Greenwich
Date: May 19-20
Description: Festival runs rain or shine on the grounds of the museum in a park setting near downtown Greenwich. More than 70 artisans, many new to the show, gather to share their unique talents and crafts at this nationally recognized event. Juried exhibitors specialize in ceramics, wearable and decorative fiber, glassware, wood kitchenware and furniture, jewelry and more; all available for purchase. The festival also includes demonstrations, activities for children, and international cuisine on both days. Visitors will be able to join the museum at the entrance to receive instant free admission and many discounts for Bruce Museum members including at the Museum Store.
Event: Celebrate Spring Festival
Venue: Massaro Community Farm – Woodbridge
Date: May 20
Description: Come and join us this Spring as we welcome in the warmer weather with our annual Celebrate Spring Festival and seedling sale. You can pick up organically grown seedlings and flowers, but don’t forget the other things we have in store. We will wrap the maypole, have live music, offer food for purchase, and there will be vendors and workshops, including farm-to-face natural skin care, owning backyard chickens workshop, starting a worm bin and more.
Event: 20 Years of Sound + Vision
Venue: The Steel Yard & The WaterFire Arts Center – Providence
Date: May 18-19
Description: It’s the BIGGEST BIRTHDAY BASH of the year and you’re invited! Join Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) and our presenting sponsor, CVS Health, for a two-night arts-immersive experience that shines a spotlight on our creative community and the role art plays in civil discourse and civic engagement. On Night One, RIPR is proud to join forces with The Steel Yard to open the Art of Rebellion portion of our 20 Years of Sound + Vision experience. With a live iron pour, master glassblower Ian Silvia from Gather Glass, celebrity bartender, John Richard from The Avery, and live music from the one and only Neutral Nation, this night has it all…packaged up in The Steel Yard’s industrial arts center.
Event: Newport Oyster Festival
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf – Newport
Date: May 19-20
Description: Bivalves by the water: Newport Oyster Festival at Bowen’s Wharf, presented by Moët & Chandon. Taste your way around the Ocean State with oysters from over 13 different Rhode Island growers and enjoy them with the finest champagne and cocktails…all on the waterfront! What could be better than cool drinks and freshly harvested local oysters? Come to Bowen’s Wharf for two days of freshly harvested local oysters, iconic champagnes, waterfront bars and a chance to learn about how you’re helping the ecosystem just by eating oysters. You’ll support The Nature Conservancy’s shell recycling & composting efforts.
Event: Maryknoll International Film Festival
Venue: Maryknoll Society Center – Ossining
Date: May 18
Description: The Innocents will be the final film in the 2017-2018 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. The Innocents is a 2016 French and Polish film directed by Anne Fontaine. The film is about a young French Red Cross doctor in 1945 Poland who, while assisting survivors of the German Camps, discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy. The film festival provides nine monthly offerings on Friday evenings from September to May. The current series, Life through Death: The Old Verities & Truths of the Human Heart, includes an introduction by a Maryknoll missioner and a brief discussion after the screening.
Event: Field Walk with the Native Plant Center
Venue: Rockefeller State Park Preserve – Pleasantville
Date: May 19
Description: Missy Fabel and Dawn Orza will lead a nature walk around the lake to discuss what kinds of native and invasive plants are at the Preserve and some key skills on how to identify them. They will also discuss what we’re doing at the Preserve to protect native plants and why. Missy is a member of The Native Plant Center’s Steering Committee and volunteer coordinator of the Go Native U certificate program. Dawn is training to be a Cornell Master Naturalist, and has been working on eliminating invasive from the woodlands and replanting native plants in a private Westchester County estate.